In the Luo Clan, before a massive seal, a young lady pleaded with a desperate look on her face, "Elder Brother, please let me go. I'll come right back after saving him…"

With her black, silky hair and a delicate complexion that looked as if it would tear with a gust of wind, she was indescribably beautiful, almost as though a goddess that had descended to the mortal world. Words could not even begin to describe her ravishing looks.

Standing before her was a young man in his early thirties—Luo Xuanqing!

"You should abandon that thought, Yuxin. The only reason I was allowed to return using the Teleportation Formation was to stop you from messing around…"

Looking into his younger sister's pleading eyes, Luo Xuanqing's heart ached a little. However, he still toughened his resolve and shook his head adamantly. "He brought this upon himself. If he's able to survive the ordeal, I'll believe that he truly has the ability to marry you. However, there's no need for you to be too worried about him. Since the Master Teacher Pavilion has gotten involved, I don't think that they will go too far. At the very most, they will only punish him harshly. There shouldn't be any threat to his life!"

"Is that so?" Hearing her elder brother's words, the young lady heaved a sigh of relief. "As long as there's no danger to his life, I believe that he will be able to overcome the crisis eventually!"

"You… Jeez! I really don't know what kind of sorcery that lad used to charm you so!" Staring at the infatuated look on his younger sister's face, Luo Xuanqing could not help but shake his head.

He had interacted with Zhang Xuan on many occasions, so he had a clear idea about the means that the young man possessed. While he was formidable, faced against a behemoth like the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters, it was unlikely that he would stand much of a chance.

Even if there was no danger to the young man's life, chances were that he would be put through great suffering!

He really could not understand why his younger sister had so much confidence in him.

"It's not sorcery. I simply trust him," the young lady replied.

"It doesn't matter whether you trust him or not. It's not as if you don't know our clan's resolve on this matter, and you should understand the severe implications that could arise from this matter. They won't allow you to marry anyone other than the young prodigy of the Zhang Clan. There's no future between you and him!" Luo Xuanqing sighed as he lowered his gaze to the ground, not wanting to see his younger sister's disappointed face.

The deeper the feelings his younger sister had for that fellow, the greater the disappointment she would eventually face. The marriage between the Zhang and the Luo Clan would affect the Master Teacher Pavilion, the Celestial Amulet of Legacy, and the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn. They would not allow any problems to occur just because of her personal feelings.


"I know… I know that there's no future between me and him. As long as he's safe, I'll be content," the young lady replied quietly as she hugged her knees to her body.

"You… Jeez!" Luo Xuanqing wanted to knock some sense into his younger sister, but seeing the forlorn look on her face, he really could not bring himself to put her down any more than that.

She had always been lonely despite the crowds of people that swarmed around her. It had not been easy for her to find someone whom she truly liked. Even if there was nothing but tragedy in the end, perhaps it might be good to allow her to live in the moment.

In that moment of heavy silence between the two of them, flurried footsteps sounded from the distance, and soon, a figure could be seen rushing over.

"Young Master, Little Princess…"

Upon catching a clearer sight of the figure, Luo Xuanqing anxiously asked, "Elder Chengxin, what's wrong?"

He was none other than the Luo Clan expert who had threatened Zhang Xuan back in Qingyuan City—Luo Chengxin!

At this moment, his face was flushed red in agitation, as if he had heard some news that even he had difficulty believing.

"Young Master, I have been keeping a close eye on the situation over in the Empire Alliance, and I have just received some news from my men there. After Zhang shi was cornered by the experts of the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters, there should have been no way that he could have escaped. However, at the crucial moment… his students appeared!" Luo Chengxin reported.

"His students? Are you referring to Wang Ying and the others?" the young lady asked anxiously.

"That's right! The first one to arrive was the head of the Poison Hall, followed by a soul oracle, the leader of the Spirit Awakener Guild…" As he reported the news that he had just received, Luo Chengxin could not help but gulp unconsciously.

He had verified the matter again and again, but still, he could not help but find it too incredible to be true.

"You are telling me that the students that fellow took in have become the head of the Poison Hall, the leader of the Spirit Awakener Guild, the master of the Combat Master Hall, the head of the Yuan Clan…" Luo Xuanqing widened his eyes in disbelief.

Those were major powers that did not pale much in comparison to the Luo Clan… and yet, they were all headed by his students!

Was Zhang Xuan not only a Phantasmal Space realm cultivator himself?

How could his students be so formidable?

"That isn't all! Sword Saint Xing and Sword Saint Meng from the Zhang Clan also arrived shortly afterward…" Luo Chengxin continued. "After fighting an intense battle with Zhang shi, Sword Saint Xing admitted his defeat and said that… that…"

Seeing how Luo Chengxin was stuttering to no end, Luo Xuanqing frowned in displeasure. "What did he say?"

"He said that… Zhang shi was actually… his son! In other words, he's the young prodigy who hasn't appeared all this time!" Luo Chengxin exclaimed with eyes widened in disbelief.

When he first saw this piece of news, he had thought that his eyes were playing tricks on him. He had needed to carefully read it eight times and verify it again and again before he was able to confirm that there was no mistake. Nevertheless, he still could not help but feel as if he was in a dream when speaking of it. It was simply too unbelievable!

It had not been easy for the little princess to find someone whom she fancied, but the heavy responsibility that she shouldered had made it impossible for them to come together. Yet, who would have thought that her fiancé would turn out be the person whom she fancied!

"What did you say?" Luo Xuanqing fell into a daze.

The little princess' body also stiffened upon hearing those words. Her voice quivered in disbelief as she asked, "Did you say that… Zhang shi is the young prodigy of the Zhang Clan?"

"Yes! I have verified the information many times, so there can't be any mistake with it. I've heard that our First Elder is rushing back to the clan because of the matter, and I believe it won't be long before news spreads all around our clan!" Luo Chengxin nodded in agitation.

He was the old butler of the little princess, and he had been taking care of her ever since she was young. Due to that, he had a clear idea of what her temperament was like.

It was precisely out of worry for her that he secretly went to look for Zhang Xuan in order to warn him. He had thought that since it was impossible for them to get together, it would be better to sever their relationship as quickly as possible so as to lessen the pain.

However, when he found out that the little princess could really be together with the person whom she liked, the excitement and delight that he felt was no less than what the two people in question felt.

"T-this… That fellow is actually the young prodigy!" Unable to contain his agitation, Luo Xuanqing punched the air excitedly.

In his head, the image of the young prodigy whom he had hated with a passion slowly overlapped together with Zhang Xuan's figure, and soon, an indescribable sense of joy rippled through his body, washing away all of his fatigue.

The reason he hated the young prodigy previously was because he knew that his younger sister was likely to suffer in this political marriage. Marrying someone whom she did not love, she could come to regret it for life.

However, if Zhang Xuan was the young prodigy, that would no longer be the case. They had mutual feelings for one another, and as an elder brother, it went without saying that his younger sister finding her own happiness was something that was worth celebrating.

"Zhang shi…" Upon learning that the person whom she was engaged with was actually the person whom she fancied, the worries and hesitation that had plagued the young lady in recent days were suddenly swept clean.

Before she knew it, her vision blurred. Tears were already streaming down her face.

With this engagement between them, she would finally be able to be with him openly. There was no need for her to be afraid of anything anymore.

All of a sudden, she remembered something and hurriedly wiped away her tears. She turned to Luo Chengxin and asked nervously, "How… did he react after learning that he's the young prodigy of the Zhang Clan?"

"It goes without saying that he's overjoyed! It seems like he has even made a promise with our First Elder that after acknowledging the ancestors of the Zhang Clan, he will immediately head over to ask for your hand in marriage!" Luo Chengxin said.

"He's heading over to ask for my hand in marriage?" The young lady's face instantaneously turned bright red, but her brilliant eyes reflected deep expectations for the future ahead.

"I'll be waiting…"

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