Ye Futian looked down at Hua Jieyu's delicate features, especially her luscious red lips. His heart was beating like crazy. To reciprocate her gesture, he reached out his arms around her waist. Then, he lowered his lips until they met hers. They were both a little awkward at this. Some time later, they separated.
Hua Jieyu bit her lip, her crystal-clear eyes were enchanting. "I'm yours now, so you have to take responsibility for me," Hua Jieyu said to Ye Futian as she gazed into his eyes.
"Uh..." Ye Futian blinked.
"What do you mean by that? Are you trying to refuse?" she glared at him.
Ye Futian's heart skipped a beat looking at her angry face. He said, "Since you're mine, then let's have another go at it." After he finished his words, he pulled Hua Jieyu close and they were immersed in each other once again. Hua Jieyu's eyes closed, her face redder than before, but she felt warm in her heart. This time as well, they took a while to separate from each other.
Hua Jieyu looked at Ye Futian with a bit of resentment. Suddenly, she asked, "Can you not go?"
"Not go?" Ye Futian was confused.
"That girl from yesterday," said Hua Jieyu. Ye Futian froze for a moment, then chuckled as he looked at his girlfriend. She was jealous.
"Minister Zuo's orders. I can't reject," he said.
"Then you have to promise not to fall for her, even if she tries to seduce you," Hua Jieyu told him. Ye Futian was speechless. He never knew women could be so jealous. But it warmed his heart.
"She looks nowhere as good as good as my Fox. Why would I fall for her?" he asked.
Hua Jieyu felt proud, but continued to say, "Even if she did look better than me you can't fall for her!"
"Alright, I only like you," Ye Futian nodded.
Only then did Hua Jieyu let out a satisfied smile. Her smile was so bright and beautiful. Ye Futian fell for her all over again. After being seduced today, he has lost all his will-power against her.
"I know you're always thinking of father, but can't you save revenge for after you become stronger and more powerful? I don't want to see you in danger," she said.
"I'm fine now, aren't I?" Ye Futian knew she was talking about what happened at the Luo Palace.
"I think they know about our relationship," Hua Jieyu sounded very down. She was worried that they would try to harm Ye Futian.
"They were going to find out sooner or later, but how dare they create all those false rumors. I just want to tell the whole world that you're mine," said Ye Futian.
"Gloater." Hua Jieyu stared charmingly at Ye Futian. "Will you marry me in the future?"
"Of course! I already said, you belong to me," answered Ye Futian.
"Then I'll wait for you." Hua Jieyu smiled gently and said, "Promise that you'll never give up no matter how hard it gets."
"I promise." He nodded. "Why don't we do want Master and Mistress did? Let's jump the gun and do what can't be undone."
Hua Jieyu's face paled then reddened. She stared at Ye Futian timidly, and laughed lightly. "You wish."
"With you acting like this, it's hard to resist." Ye Futian sighed. The two of them were still in a tight embrace. Hua Jieyu blinked a couple of times then let go. "You got lucky today. Headmaster Yi Xiang is still waiting for you. Let's go meet the grandmaster."
"Okay." Ye Futian looked at the captivating young woman in front of his eyes and thought to himself, There's tons of time in the future.
The couple stepped out of the room and were walking shoulder to shoulder when Hua Jieyu warned him again. "Don't forget, no flirting with other girls!"
"I got it," replied Ye Futian. How worried was she?
"And also, be careful for your safety. If something happens to you, I'm marrying someone else. You have to think about this carefully," she said.
"How can you do this to me?" Ye Futian was speechless. He never thought she would threaten him like this.
"Why can't I?" Hua Jieyu looked smug. She then said, "This way, you'll know to cherish yourself."
"I got it, I got it. Before we do the deed that can't be undone, I won't let myself die," said Ye Futian. Hua Jieyu reached for his waist and pinched down hard.
The two of them reached a courtyard. In the courtyard, Yi Xiang was chatting with an elderly man. The elder had a full head of white hair, which made him look very old, but while he chatted with Yi Xiang, one could tell from his smile and his eyes that he was kind.
Ye Futian approached the elder and bowed. "Greetings, Grandmaster."
The elderly man looked up at Ye Futian, and said in a friendly tone, "Hua Jieyu has told me about you. Here, come sit."
"Okay." Ye Futian nodded and sat down next to the elderly man.
"Hua Jieyu told me that she didn't manage to learn any of her father's guqin skills because they were all passed down to you. Is that true?" the elder asked Ye Futian.
"Yes. Master has taught me many musical spells," said Ye Futian.
"Come and play a random song for me," said the elder. Next to him was a guqin.
Ye Futian walked over to sit down behind the guqin, and the aura around him changed as soon as he laid his fingers on the instrument. The peaceful sounds of the guqin flooded the courtyard. It was quiet and peaceful, seemingly able to calm one's heart. There were no other sounds in the courtyard aside from the guqin. The mood that it set up enabled all worries to be tossed to the back of one's mind.
Ye Futian finished the piece and the courtyard remained quiet. The elder gave Ye Futian a smile as he reminisced about the past. The way he looked at Ye Futian was even friendlier than before.
"Hua Jieyu told me that it hasn't even been a full year since you learned to play the guqin from Hua Fengliu. You are even more gifted than he was. However, Yi Xiang says that your Life Spirit is a Golden Roc, but at the Luo Palace you used musical sorcery. Could it be that the Spirit element is hidden within this Life Spirit?"
Ye Futian looked at Yi Xiang and Hua Jieyu. Yi Xiang seemed to understand what Ye Futian's gaze meant, and said, "Elder Qin sacrificed a lot for your master in the past. He spent all his time exploring the way of the guqin and is a true master of the guqin. He gave everything he had to teach your master, but in the end..." Yi Xiang did not continue but Ye Futian understood.
"Grandmaster is not like the other people in the School of the Emperor Star," said Hua Jieyu.
Ye Futian nodded lightly. Looking into the elder's kind eyes, a bright light radiated from Ye Futian's body, and a guqin appeared in the air behind him, then slowly disappeared.
"Twin spirits," said Yi Xiang. He shuddered. When he heard that Ye Futian had crashed the celebration at the Luo Palace and fought with musical sorcery, he knew immediately that Ye Futian had an extraordinary gift. He seemed to be good at everything, regardless it be Spirit Elemental or martial arts and sorcery, but seeing the twin spirits, he still could not help but feel shocked.
"Good, very good! Hua Fengliu picked a good disciple." The elder's voice deepened and he said, "I can't believe that at my old age, just before I die, I am able to pass down the torch. Yi Xiang, I would like to keep Ye Futian here with me for a few days. You wouldn't mind, right?"
"Not at all," answered Yi Xiang. He turned to Ye Futian and Hua Jieyu, "I'm afraid if I leave alone, the people of the School of the Emperor Star will take notice. They're already suspicious of your relationship. This will only strengthen their suspicions."
"If you guessed it, then they probably have as well. They're not stupid. They even spread false rumors to test us. They're going to find out anyway, so just let it be." Ye Futian looked to Hua Jieyu and told her, "One day, I'll make sure all of Donghai Academy knows."
"If you're willing to take the risk, then I don't have anything to say. Elder Qin, I am just disturbing you guys," said Yi Xiang.
Ye Futian watched as he left and said, "Headmaster Yi knew that I specialized in musical sorcery and purposely brought me here to you, Grandmaster."
"Yi Xiang is honest and loyal, unlike the School of the Emperor Star. They've changed." The elder shook his head and said to Hua Jieyu, "Child, go bring me all my music score books."
"Okay." Hua Jieyu nodded and left for a little while. When she returned, she had an armful of score books.
"Give them all to Ye Futian, so he can familiarize himself with them," said the elder. Hua Jieyu nodded again and handed the books over to Ye Futian.
Ye Futian looked really serious when he took over the books. He knew what this meant. Hua Fengliu's powers had been rid of. Grandmaster was now handing down everything he was supposed to hand down to Hua Fengliu to him instead.
"You stay here and learn from Grandmaster, I'm leaving first," said Hua Jieyu. Ye Futian lightly nodded and began to look through the score books.
Hua Jieyu returned to her own dorm, and not long after, the people of the Emperor Star school came for her. An elder asked her, "Headmaster Yi Xiang left alone, did Ye Futian stay here with you?"
"Grandmaster wanted him to stay and learn to play the guqin. If you guys need anything, go ask Grandmaster," said Hua Jieyu coldly. The people from the school shared a look and headed to Elder Qin's residence.
Hua Jieyu watched as they left, her expression peaceful as ever. Now that the secret was out, she felt so calm. It was about time to get this thing straightened out. Walking to the edge of the residence, a gust of wind enveloped her, carrying her down from the Emperor Star school.
At Donghai Academy, there were tons of students walking around the campus. Right at this moment, someone looked up at the sky and shouted, "Hua Jieyu!"
Gradually, more people began to look up. They saw Hua Jieyu being carried through the sky by a force of Spiritual Qi, like a goddess strolling in the air.
"So beautiful. Not even the girl with Minister Zuo can compare to her. Hua Jieyu really is Donghai Academy's number one beauty," said one of the students. Many hearts skipped a beat as they looked at the goddess in the sky. They could only watch her from afar because she was already dating someone. Even goddesses have people they like.
Mu Yunxuan. That name made many people envious, and even jealous.
Hua Jieyu stopped and descended from the skies. When she saw that she had the attention of a good amount of people, she began to speak, "Recently, there have been some rumors about me being spread around Donghai Academy."
Everyone looked at her. There seemed to be something different about Hua Jieyu.
"They are untrue," she said calmly. This stirred up some feelings instantly. For a while now, the rumors about Hua Jieyu dating Mu Yunxuan spread to every corner of the academy. Now, Hua Jieyu had actually spoken up. The rumors were false. Hua Jieyu came all the way down from the School of the Emperor Star just to set things straight.
Saying all she had to say, she turned to leave.
"So, does this mean you don't have anyone you like?" someone gathered the courage to yell out at Hua Jieyu.
Hua Jieyu slowed down. In her mind, a certain young man appeared, which brought a smile to her face. "I do have someone I like."
Hua Jieyu's smile had many people in a daze. But at the same time, their hopes and dreams were destroyed once again. Hua Jieyu already had someone she liked. It's just that it was the rumored Mu Yunxuan.
"Who is he? Is he better than Mu Yunxuan?" someone asked.
Hua Jieyu thought of the spectacular young man again and smiled even brighter. "Mu Yunxuan is not worthy to be compared to him." After that, she was up in the skies again, dancing through the clouds like a goddess.
Everyone was shocked, frozen in place. Along with hearing Hua Jieyu's words, they were able to hear the sound of their hearts break.