526 – Group Breakthrough; Heading to Capital City (7)
“Oh, by the way, Young Master. Young Master Mo also told me that they were expecting more to join them. He told me to prepared two table of meals. It sounded like there will be at least 10 or so of them.”
“Ten or so?”
Zhu Xiangyu stood up reflexively and started pacing back and forth as he said, “Something must have happened. They wouldn’t otherwise come here and bringing so many others with them. What is it that brought them here?
“Could it be the imperial family? I remember the second prince went in the ring causing trouble last time and was taught a lesson and sent back. Could that be what it was? But, we haven’t heard anything about that since. And if that wasn’t it, what could it be?”
As he was thinking and mumbling to himself, the innkeeper next to him dared not interrupt him. Truth be told, he was quite curious what had brought the Cheng’s to Capital City as well.
“I haven’t heard anything from the imperial family, so that doesn’t seem like it. Perhaps it is…”
Zhu Xiangyu paused in his steps for a little while before he resumed his pacing. He said lightly to himself, “The Cheng’s have acted? They had really targeted Sacred Land Zhongyuan? I haven’t heard anything about Sacred Land Zhongyuan being targeted recently either. That didn’t sound very likely either. So what could it be?
“It looks like we have too little information on this and there is no way we could figure out why they are here!”
Zhu Xiangyu seemed a bit disappointed. He slowly came to a stop and relaxed his furrowed brows. “Well, I will go greet them in a bit. One way or another, now that I know they are here, I should go and greet them at the very minimum.
“Okay, you may go now. Treat them like VIP and make sure they have the best service. Now go.”
“Yes, Young Master.”
After the innkeeper had left, Zhu Xiangyu walked over to the chair and sat down. He sat there quietly and spaced out, distracted about something.
The other two groups entered into Capital City as well. They, too, showed up at Laiyue Inn and the innkeeper took them to meet with the others.
Everybody washed up and headed for some meal. They hadn’t eaten the entire trip. With their current cultivation, they could easily go a day or two without eating.
They rested that afternoon instead of springing into action immediately. Unexpectedly, they were greeted by Zhu Xiangyu, the young master of Green Mountain Manor, whom they didn’t know was also happened to be in Capital City. After they have exchanged some pleasantries, they sat down together and chatted for a bit.
Zhu Xiangyu didn’t ask about the purpose of their visit. He left after a couple cups of tea.
After he had left, Old Man Ying set up a protected boundary. With this boundary, only someone with cultivation level higher than that of martial monarch would be able to listen in on their conversation and nobody else.
“Dad, what do you think our next step should be?” Cheng Xiao Xiao was the first to ask her father his opinion.
Cheng Biyuan thought about it for a little bit and said, “We don’t want to be rash about it. The most important thing right now is to find out whether your grandmother is truly held captive by that scumbag First Elder.”
“Housemaster is right. We can’t just storm the place right away. Even if we did, if we can’t locate Aunty Fang, our intrusion might very well be used as chips against us,” said Elder.
Old Man Ying also chimed in, “Well, that’s simple. I can make a trip to the Cheng’s tonight. I trust that if I want to locate someone, nobody could escape my senses.”
Nobody else said anything else. They were just there to wait for their orders.
Cheng Xiao Xiao gave Old Man Ying a look before she said to her father, “Dad, I will go check out the Cheng’s tonight. You all stay here.”
“Xiao Xiao, you can’t go.” Cheng Biyuan objected immediately without hesitation. “No, Xiao Xiao, I can’t let you take that risk. I should go with Elder. After all, we are the ones most familiar with the Cheng’s. You could easily attract attention if you are not careful enough.”