All four of them responded simultaneously and left.
Fairy Li Wang watched as they left. Puzzled, she asked, "How did they manage to come by at the perfect timing? It seems like they are part of it too."
The fake Celestial Master Zuo steeled himself with a light laugh. "If they were the culprits, I would be long dead!" He responded, sarcastically.
"But their timing was too perfect!"
His smile faded. "Did you mean that they made it here too timely? Would you prefer that they made their entrance only after I was dead?"
"That is not what I meant! I just thought that something was wrong. I was already having my rest before I heard a noise in my backyard. I had to check it out and followed its trace here. Were they trying to lead me here?"
The fake Celestial Master Zuo was starting to lose his faith in her, so he refused to take her words very seriously. At the time being, he could not afford to antagonize her. Otherwise, he would already be going on aseparate path.
Fairy Li Wang herself had examined the four maids. They were first tested to make sure they were not lying, then put through a thorough transformation before placing them as his personal maids. Only she had the poison that could immediately kill and turn someone's soul into ashes.
At this moment, he finally realized that the man in the dream did not come with good intentions. Otherwise, he would not have taught him such a technique that failed to improve his spiritual power. Instead, it almost halved his power.
He did not see the man's face clearly, but he knew that there were only three men who could enter anyone's dreams as they wished. The first one was the real Celestial Master Zuo; the second one was Fairy Li Wang, who was now standing in front of him; the last one was the legendary Lord.
The real Celestial Master Zuo would not have taught him the technique to ruin his own reputation. As for The Lord, there was no reason for him to do so. The Lord was the god who ruled the earth. There was no reason for him to ruin the peace of the land.
The only suspect left was Fairy Li Wang.
Fairy Li Wang was someone from the upper bound. Perhaps, she was sent from above to cause a mess to create an opportunity for them to take over and rule the land.
It was rather odd that she found him so suddenly, almost two years ago. Since then, she had been helping him wholeheartedly by finding him close confidants. She promised to make him the best in the world. What was the real purpose behind her actions? Perhaps, now that she had finally fulfilled her task by pushing him to the top, it was time to get rid of him.
All the proofs were pointing at Fairy Li Wang.
The fake Celestial Master Zuo was, after all, no ordinary. Even though he was already suspicious of her, he did not let any of his emotions show. Calmly, he answered, "This matter has to be investigated thoroughly! Find out the one behind it, and I will surely not spare his or her life!"
Fairy Li Wang nodded in agreement. "Of course, we have to find it out."
She hesitated before continuing, "What do you think about Gu Xijiu? I heard that she has recently come out from her isolated meditation."
He frowned. "She has been missing for the past eight years. If I am not mistaken, she should be long dead! You performed the rituals to summon for her soul, but nothing returned."
"That is why I think that she is still alive! Perhaps, she has already found out about your identity and is angry about the bad name that you have caused for Celestial Master Zuo."