When Chu Li reached the third floor of the Tower of Stargazing, Siao Shi was also there.
She was talking to Siao Qi, smiling like a blooming flower. She was really beautiful.
"Chu Li has come," she looked up and saw that Chu Li's face was gloomy. She smiled and said, "What happened? You looked angry."
Siao Qi also looked at Chu Li curiously.
Chu Li had always been calm and composed, nothing can startle or worry him. It was because he practiced Buddhism and attained a dignified manner and style. His expression today was rare.
Chu Li looked at Siao Qi, "My Lady, Valley Leader Mei Ao Shuang took Chen Ying!"
"Mei Ao Shuang take her away privately?" Siao Qi's bright eyes glinted.
Chu Li sat on the garden stool across from her.
Siao Qi sighed, "Mei Ao Shuang would not do such a thing. She is very proud."
"No matter what, she has taken Chen Ying away!" Chu Li scoffed, "It may be Chen Ying's own willingness to go but she did not ask me first. Taking her away directly was too...I want to go to Tai Hua Valley and take a look!"
"You want to snatch Chen Ying back?" Siao Qi said grumpily, "Chen Ying must be willing in this matter...Since Chen Ying has agreed, what can you do?"
Siao Shi's beautiful eyes stared at him, just looking at him without speaking. Her limpid eyes looked between the two, trying to see Chu Li's true feelings.
Chu Li took the tea from Su Ru and took a sip after thanking her. He put down the teacup, "Since Chen Ying had made up her mind, I will not stop her forcefully. I just want to go to Tai Hua Valley and take a look."
"Tai Hua Valley's location is very remote. It is very hard to find," Siao Qi said, "You will not be able to find it."
"My Lady has been there before?"
"No," Siao Qi said, "It's best if you don't go."
Chu Li understood her meaning. He was from the public house after all. Mei Ao Shuang did not even bring Siao Qi, who she had a good relationship with, to Tai Hua Valley. If he went there, Mei Ao Shuang will definitely kill him.
However, he was really worried about Chen Ying. If Chen Ying did not have his help, she won't be able to break through Innate Mastery's Boundary.
"I want to see Chen Ying personally," Chu Li said.
"Then you can only catch up to them before they reach Tai Hua Valley to see her," Siao Qi said.
Chu Li said, "I can only do so."
Siao Qi shook her head and smiled, "It seems that you really care about Chen Ying. I will tell the others."
Chu Li gave her a fist salute to thank her.
"The messenger from Imperial Residence of Prince An will come tomorrow," Siao Qi said, "Elder Khing and the others have been sent. This time, mishaps cannot happen again."
Chu Li nodded and said no more.
With Siao Qi here, these messengers' intentions cannot escape her detection.
Mei Ao Shuang in a group of six people rode horses and galloped on the main road.
At noon, the sun was scorching. They stopped at a post-house beside the road.
Chen Ying dismounted vibrantly, showing no sign of tiredness. She looked even more energetic than He Bing Hua and the others, displaying her extraordinary physical constitution.
She followed Mei Ao Shuang to the post-house and sat down. Seeing Sun Li Hua handed her a water bag, she quickly got up and took it.
Mei Ao Shuang turned her head and looked around. Her eyebrows knitted together tightly.
Fong Xiao Feng laughed, "Valley Leader, what's wrong?"
"Master's Junior, don't you feel that something is wrong?"
"I feel like someone is following us."
"Someone is following us?"
"There is someone!"
"I didn't feel any killing intent."
"Who is it exactly?!" Mei Ao Shuang snorted, "Sneaky person! It's annoying!"
Fong Xiao Feng glanced at Chen Ying.
Mei Ao Shuang turned to look at Chen Ying and smiled.
Seeing Chen Ying, her mood turned better. It was as if she saw a bright future. She really looked forward to it.
"Young Chen Ying, are you tired?" Mei Ao Shuang asked out of concern, "We pushed forward in a hurry. Are you able to stand it?"
"Master, don't worry," Chen Yin laughed, "I am fine."
"Endure for a while. When we get back to the valley, we can take a good rest," Mei Ao Shuang said.
Chen Ying said, "Why should master go back in a hurry? I have already explained to Master Chu Li clearly. Master Chu Li will not chase after us."
Mei Ao Shuang pursed her red lips, "That guy is not as easy to talk to as you said... Furthermore, I'm not trying to hide from him!"
She still needed to keep her pride. She cannot show the white feather and lose her master's pride.
"Valley Leader, could it be that it is Master Chu Li who is following us?" Fong Xiao Feng said.
Mei Ao Shuang frowned and nodded slowly.
She had experienced Chu Li's levitation. He was as fast as a ghost and one would not even know where to chase him. It was no surprise that he could catch up. However, since he had caught up with them, why did he choose to follow them sneakily and not come out to talk to them face to face?
She shouted loudly, "Surnamed Chu, come out!"
"Valley Leader Mei Ao Shuang, how are you?" Chu Li's clear voice sounded.
He suddenly appeared on a pine tree, standing on the treetop. A gust of wind blew, his light blue robe fluttered and he rocked up and down with the treetops.
Mei Ao Shuang snorted and said, "Stealthy! Since you have come, why didn't you show up?"
Chu Li jumped lightly from the treetops and landed in the post-house.
"Master Chu Li," Chen Ying's face turned red and lowered her head, dared not look at him.
Chu Li stared hard at her and sighed, "You..."
Mei Ao Shuang snorted and said, "Surnamed Chu, I'll make it clear that Young Chen Ying is now my disciple!"
Chu Li said, "Don't worry, I'm not here to bring her back."
"If so, what are you doing here?"
"To take a look at her," Chu Li said plainly, "I hope you can take good care of her."
"Of course, I don't need you to tell me that!" Mei Ao Shuang's voice softened. It will be fine as long as he was not here to disrupt their master-disciple relationship.
Chu Li glanced at Chen Ying and said gently, "Don't be impatient when you are cultivating. Since you have entered Tai Hua Valley, practice your martial arts properly. Keep calm and take it slow."
"Yes, Master Chu Li," Chen Ying muttered.
Chu Li turned to look at Mei Ao Shuang again, "Valley Leader Mei Ao Shuang, I have a request."
"After Chen Ying enters Tai Hua Valley, she will only practice martial arts in the valley and not participate in the grudges of the martial arts world."
"Of course," Mei Ao Shuang said, "Once she enters the valley, she will need to practice in Isolated Cultivation. She will not go out of the valley! ...You better not think of coming to see her and bother her practice!"
Chu Li took out a dark purple box the size of a jewelry box and handed it to Chen Ying, "I come in a hurry, so I don't have anything else to give you. There are some things in this box. Open it and take a look when you have the time."
Chen Ying took the purple box and her bright eyes were brimming with tears.
Chu Li smiled and patted her shoulder, "Take good care of yourself and don't worry about the other girls at home."
"Master Chu Li...," Chen Ying finally could not hold back anymore and shed tears.
Chu Li smiled and gave Mei Ao Shuang a fist salute. He flew out of the post-house, stepping on the treetops and went away, disappearing from the girls' line of sight in the blink of an eye.
"This Chu Li!" Mei Ao Shuang snorted and her impression of Chu Li changed greatly.
Fong Xiao Feng patted Chen Ying's back and laughed, "Young Chen Ying, once you start to practice martial arts, the time will pass quickly. It is still not late to find Master Chu Li after you become a Grandmaster."
Chen Ying nodded firmly.
Sun Li Hua came over grinning from ear to ear, "Sister Chen Ying, what did Master Chu Li give you? Open it and take a look!"
"Nothing more than a few pills," Mei Ao Shuang glanced at them, "You girls are not allowed to see it!"
He Bing Hua said, "The public house indeed has a lot of pills. It is really enviable."
The public house had the support of the country after all. Their number of pills were far more than the factions in the martial arts world, let alone a second-class sect like Tai Hua Valley. They were very envious.
Chen Ying wiped her tears but she did not open the purple box. She wanted to find a secluded place and open it quietly.
"Sister Chen Ying, how did Master Chu Li become a rank two Scribe at such a young age?" Sun Li Hua asked curiously, "It is not enough even if he has powerful martial arts, right?"
Chen Ying nodded with a proud look on her face.
"Please tell us. Tell us about him," Sun Li Hua shook her arm.
Mei Ao Shuang said snappily, "Okay, that's enough. What is there to talk about a stinky man like him!"
She glanced around and the feeling of being tracked finally disappeared.