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Lu Yushu said snappily, “I’m not an idiot, of course I won’t go to Li Dynasty, Xiao Yu can’t leave too!”
“Will the disciples from the Holy Church of Light tolerate this?” Lu Yurong continued, “When our eldest brother knows about this, what will he do, don’t you know?”
“Don’t tell our eldest brother!” Lu Yushu immediately said.
Should their eldest brother know about it, he would definitely separate the couple and oust Xiao Yu from their place. He would not be able to ease his eldest brother’s mind, just like how the arm would not be able to beat the thigh.
Lu Yurong scoffed and said, “Then tell eldest brother yourself, don’t let me do it!”
“Little sister—!” Lu Yushu instantly said, “Since we were young, I’ve never asked for anything from you…”
“What do you mean by you never did!” Lu Yurong cut him off. “You asked me for help three times a day!”
Flustered and exasperated, Lu Yushu yelled, “Little Sister!”
Lu Yurong jeered and said, “I won’t keep this a secret for you, either you tell our eldest brother about this yourself, or I’ll tell our eldest brother about this.”
“Why!” Lu Yushu called out loudly. “I want to have a wife, is this really so tough! Didn’t you always want me to marry a woman!”
“You’re not a commoner, you’re the Second Young Master of the High Duke’s Public House, you should know that you can’t have your own pick anyhow!” Lu Yurong replied snappily, “Furthermore, regardless of whether Miss Ji is good or bad, just by her identity, are you aware of the troubles that it will bring in the future?”
“What future troubles?!” Lu Yushu asked irritatedly.
Lu Yurong said, “What if the imperial court knows about this? What if the Four Major Sects knows about this? What if the Holy Church of Light knows about this? Can you even offend any one of those parties?”
“Hmph, why does our High Duke’s Public House have to listen to them?” Lu Yushu gritted his teeth and said, “I must let Xiao Yu stay!”
“You’re only doing harm to her!” Lu Yurong scoffed and continued, “In the future, the Holy Church of Light will find her for sure and ask her to kill you, will she agree to that them? If she disagrees, she’ll be going against the orders and will be a traitor, which will result in her death according to the rules of the Holy Church of Light, whereas if she agrees, she’ll have to kill you personally, whichever choice she makes, it’ll be tormenting!”
Lu Yushu stared at Chu Li and said coldly, “As long as we kill Chu Li, nobody will know of Xiao Yu’s identity!”
Chu Li played with the white jade cup gently, he shook his head and could not help but laugh.
Lu Yushu clenched his fists, murderous intent was surging inside him.
Lu Yurong sighed. “Second Brother, have some brains will you, will the Holy Church of Light actually be unaware of the location of their own disciples?”
“As long as Xiao Yu doesn’t leave Green Mountain Town, nobody will notice for sure,” Lu Yushu said, “Our High Duke’s Public House is so deep in, who would know? Furthermore, other than the four of us, nobody else knows too!”
“How long can the truth be concealed?” Lu Yurong shook his head and said, “Second Brother, don’t think about this anymore, if you don’t solve this problem from its root, sooner or later, it will cause trouble, how many years of peaceful life do you think you can go through?”
Ji Ruyu sighed softly. “I think it’s best that I leave.”
“Xiao Yu, don’t you leave!” Lu Yushu grabbed her graceful hand.
Ji Ruyu said, “I actually have the same thoughts as Miss Lu, I only took chances and wanted to leave for a few more days, it’s time for me to leave.”
Lu Yushu said hurriedly, “Xiao Yu if you want to leave, I’ll leave with you!”
“Yushu, don’t be mischievous,” Ji Ruyu shook her head gently and said, “Once your identity is revealed, the Church will kill you. I’m just a minor character, I won’t be able to protect you.”
Lu Yurong looked at Chu Li.
Chu Li shook his head.
He could not do anything about situations like these. It was extremely rare to have the best of both worlds. Often, it would take tough decisions and choices, it was not like a candle could be lit at both ends.
Lu Yurong stared at Chu Li again.
Chu Li smiled and stated, “If it really won’t work, you can only fake death to extricate yourself.”
“Fake a death to extricate oneself?” Lu Yushu and Ji Ruyu quickly looked at him.
Chu Li said, “Miss Ji, how does the Holy Church of Light conclude the death of the disciples? Do you have a jade tag or something like that?”
Ji Ruyu nodded gently. “Yes, we have an identity jade tag, which is perfused by the essence of blood. Once a disciple dies, the jade tag will shatter.”
“Then that will be a little troublesome,” Chu Li sighed and said, “Miss Lu, you do it then.”
Lu Yurong replied, “Yes, leave it to me.”
Lu Yushu quickly said, “Little Sister, are you saying that Xiao Yu won’t have to leave?”
“Let Miss Ji fake a death once,” Lu Yurong said, “Then she’ll have to hide in our residence, but if she remains indoors, I’m afraid that she will be bored.”
“I’m fine with that,” Ji Ruyu answered.
Chu Li did not say anything else.
Lu Yurong responded, “If that’s the case, there’s no need to rush it, it won’t be too late to fake the death only when someone finds out … but this day won’t be far away, you’ll have to be ready!”
“Of course!” Lu Yushu laughed out loud and said, “Little sister, don’t let our eldest brother know that.”
“Yes, don’t let our eldest brother know for now,” Lu Yurong said.
Lu Yushu was inexplicably joyful but once he looked at Chu Li, his face turned heavy again. “You with the surname Chu, nothing ever goes right when I see you!”
Chu Li smiled and said, “Second Young Master, I helped you with this matter.”
“Help my ass!” Lu Yushu answered snappily, “How is this helping?”
Chu Li said, “Second Young Master, were you hoping that you could hide this from Lady Lu? It would’ve been best if you were honest with her from the beginning!”
“Hmph, you have no right to say anything regarding this matter!” Lu Yushu said irritatedly, “I’m telling you, I will definitely disagree with the both of you!”
Chu Li raised his brows and looked at Lu Yurong.
Lu Yurong acted as if she did not see him, she ridiculed and said, “Second brother, if you babble again, I’ll change my mind!”
“Alright, alright, I can’t win when it comes to you anyway, I’ll leave!” Lu Yushu stared at Chu Li ruthlessly, then he turned his head and said, “Xiao Yu, let us leave, let us not carelessly put them together!”
Ji Ruyu chuckled and bowed at Chu Li then she nodded at Lu Yurong and followed Lu Yushu gently as they left.
Chu Li asked anxiously, “What kind of rumor have you made up?”
The information that he read from Lu Yurong’s mind was shocking to him.
“What rumor?” Lu Yurong pursed her lips are smiled. “There’s really nothing wrong with Miss Ji, is there?”
“Although there’s something wrong with her identity, nothing is wrong with her.” Chu Li shook his head and sighed. “I really didn’t think that a great woman like her would actually fall in love with your second brother, her eyes are really…”
“What’s wrong with my second brother!” Lu Yurong scoffed. “Although he’s a little mischievous, he doesn’t have a bad nature.”
“Not bad?” Chu Li sneered. “If he’s considered a good person, then there won’t be any bad people in the world!”
If it was not because of Lu Yushu who was too weak, he would have slapped him to death at once as he could not be bothered to deal with him. Moreover, it was also for the sake of Lu Yurong or else he would have really slapped him to shut him up from the beginning.
Lu Yurong said, “Whether he’s a good or bad person, it’ll be up to how people evaluate him, is she really in love with my second brother?”
Chu Li nodded. “A good leather bag is still very useful, most of the women in the world fall in love with leather bags instead of the heart!”
“You’re wrong about that.” Lu Yurong said, “All the men in the world are the ones who fall in love with the beautiful looks of women, women don’t just look at the appearance of men, Miss Ji probably has similar temperament as my second brother. Love is really a wonderful thing, my second brother has changed too!”
“He can’t escape from Miss Ji.” Chu Li nodded. “Miss Ji has unusual tricks.”
“I’m not afraid of tricks.” Lu Yurong chuckled. “No matter how unusual it can be, she won’t be able to defeat you.”
Chu Li laughed and said, “You still haven’t told me, what rumor have you created!”
“Don’t bother, I didn’t say anything.” Lu Yurong said.
Chu Li shook his head. “Do you even have to say it yourself? No wonder you wanted me to sleep over here at night!”
Lu Yurong rolled her eyes at him. “I just had to deal with my father.”
Chu Li smiled and said, “You owe me one!”
Lu Yurong scoffed and said, “No problem!”