Chapter 10.2: Jade Gate
“I was wondering why two magpies were chirping so noisily to me this morning. So it’s the famous Thousand Seals Saint Ruler’s Grand Princess and the renowned Great Fairy Yun Mo. These two exceptional beauties have come to visit! ”
Within the manor, not long after Shangguan Ling and Yun Mo entered, a calm voice could be heard from the living room.
This voice contained a lazy tone.
The door to the hall opened, and what appeared to be a woman of about thirty years of age came to view. She wore a light purple treasure bottle of makeup, her wide clothes were covered with a deep blue pattern, her neat hair was tied up a bit, and the rest hung down on her neck; her pair of dreamy eyes revealed a hint of laziness, the corners of her mouth contained a playful smile, holding a few nuts in her hands, and continued to look at the two girls with a smile that was not a smile.
She was none other than Shangguan Ling’s aunt, the current Sect Leader of the Black Jade Sect, Shangguan Qi Xue.
“Aunty, Ling’er missed you so much!”
Seeing his aunt, Shangguan Ling was so excited that she almost jumped at her.
Shangguan Qi Xue stretched out her arms, allowing Shangguan Ling to fall into her. Smiling, she said, “Do you miss me, or are you just pretending to miss me?”
“Aunt…” In this world, the only one who could make Shangguan Ling act like a spoiled child was Shangguan Qi Xue.
“Mo’er, I treat you like you’re no worse than Ling’er! How come you didn’t even give a warm hug when you see your aunt? ”
Yun Mo had known Shangguan Ling since she was young and was very familiar with Shangguan Qi Xue, so she also called her aunt.
Seeing Shangguan Qi Xue waving at her, she smiled and greeted her aunt before walking over to hug Shangguan Qi Xue. Shangguan Qi Xue called herself aunty, and couldn’t help teasing the two girls, provoking Shangguan Ling to keep acting coquettishly, which made Yun Mo feel even more bashful.
Shangguan Qi Xue also loved the two girls dearly. She asked them how they were and treated them to a good meal.
“Aunt, how have you been recently?”
Entering the hall, Shangguan Qi Xue immediately ordered the maidservants to prepare delicious food and wine.
She leisurely sat on the chair, ate some nuts, and said, “What else can you do? It’s the same as always. Auntie has caused a huge disaster. Since your father sent her to such a desolate place, she can only slowly simmer down.”
Shangguan Qi Xue looked at the two girls and asked, “How are you two girls? All day long, I’ve been bored to death by all those old antiques from my sect. Oh, right, not long ago, your Master Meng came to see me and said that you, as a girl, seemed to be very interested in runes? He-he… Others don’t know you, but aunt doesn’t know? If you’re interested in runes, you must have obtained some treasure that you’re unable to appraise. That’s why you went to ask about it. What do you think? Did aunt guess right? What was this treasure? Take it out so auntie can open her eyes.”
“AHH!” Shangguan Ling never thought that her aunt would suddenly mention that stone heart, she was shocked and didn’t know what to do.
Yun Mo’s expression also changed slightly. Although she recovered quickly, Shangguan Qi Xue still caught it in that instant. She gave a light cry of surprise. Looking at Shangguan Ling and then at Yun Mo, seeming to sense that something was wrong. She said leisurely, “Did you guys get into trouble?”
Shangguan Ling wanted to cover it up, but when she saw her aunt’s sharp eyes, she couldn’t help but lower her head and call her aunt softly, not daring to say anything else.
“From the looks of it, you have caused quite the disaster!” Shangguan Qi Xue mumbled to herself as she chewed on the nuts in her mouth. She then turned to Yun Mo and said, “I believe Ling’er would cause trouble, but what makes me suspicious is… Mo’er, you don’t look like someone who would cause trouble? Aunt is quite curious about what exactly is going on.”
Shangguan Ling dared not speak, neither did she dare raise her head.
Yun Mo hesitated for a while and finally decided to speak out. She also whispered, “Aunt, Aunt… Ling’er, I, and… became a Dao-companion with an unfamiliar man by destiny.”
“What…” Shangguan Qi Xue instantly stood up and was about to open her mouth, but the nut stopped her in her throat and coughed twice. She didn’t have time to drink the water before her blurry eyes became round and she said in disbelief, “What!? Mo’er, what did you say? Am I hearing things? Repeat it.”
Yun Mo repeated herself.
“Oh my god!”
Shangguan Qi Xue, who had been relaxed and lazy a moment ago, was now completely frozen on the spot as if she had been struck by lightning.