Hong Bao tilted her head in confusion. “Tian Yu Sect?” It seemed she had heard that name somewhere before. She tried to remember. It seemed the sect her sister had joined had been called something like that? “Could be. It was a Tian-something sect. But whether it was Yu or something else … She had been gone for a few years already before she came back recently to drive those demons off. I can’t remember.”
Liu Cheng felt like his head was spinning. Who was Hong Ai? A peerless genius like the world hadn’t seen one for a few thousand years already! She had risen to the greatest heights in just a few measly years while the others of her generation could only look on. She had slain demons and eradicated heretic sects with just a casual wave of her sword if the rumors were to be believed. She was the idol of many young cultivators, especially the female ones.
That wasn’t the most notable about Hong Ai though. After all, there were lots of talented cultivators that achieved just as much as her. No, what had really made her famous was that she had suddenly vanished without a trace. The Tian Yu Sect had investigated the place where she had been seen the last time but had been unable to find any clues as to what had happened and where she was now. The whole incident was shrouded in mystery.
If this legendary Hong Ai was really Hong Bao’s sister … And if Hong Bao really knew about the situation back then and was the last person that had seen her, then maybe this would be the necessary clue to find Hong Ai and let her return to the Tian Yu Sect. This definitely had to be investigated!
Liu Cheng tried to get his expression back under control but his heart still raced. This news was just too huge! “Hong Bao … You really don’t know where your sister went?”
Hong Bao shook her head. “No, she only said to meet with that person so that she could go to my brother-in-law.”
“Alright. I understand.” Liu Cheng took a deep breath and stood up. He had to get to the ground of this matter but there was nothing he could do here right now. First of all, he had to report back to his Master. Something like this couldn’t be done by him alone. Furthermore, there might be things he hadn’t considered yet but that his Master would certainly think of. He had to make sure that there would be no oversights. “Since your village has disappeared you’ll have to go somewhere else. Considering that you also don’t know where your sister is, I’d like to invite you to our Chun Feng Sect.”
“Chun Feng Sect?” Hong Bao had never heard of that. But her thoughts started to race. She looked at Liu Cheng’s face. If she went with him, she could see him every day! Who knew if he wouldn’t fall in love with her then? They might just become as happy as her sister and her brother-in-law and marry! Or maybe he was already in love with her and had invited her to follow him because he wanted her to fall in love with him too?!
She definitely couldn’t disappoint his expectations! And even if she could find the village again, why should she stay there? Her sister had already moved in with her brother-in-law and their parents were dead. Well, she still hadn’t found the village after a whole night of searching, so it was unlikely she’d be able to now. She couldn’t return anyway.
Thus Hong Bao smiled, stood up and gripped his sleeve again. “Alright. I’ll follow you home.”
Liu Cheng nodded. “Good. Then I’ll bring you over right now.” He unsheathed his sword, stepped onto it and carefully hugged Hong Bao so she wouldn’t fall. Then the weapon rose into the air and the two of them sped away toward the Chun Feng Sect.
Hong Bao happily clung to Liu Cheng and looked up at his face. She didn’t even take the time to take note of her surroundings. Ah, he was really good-looking! And he seemed so mature! That was definitely the type of man she wanted to marry. She had to work hard for their future together!
Soon, they reached the grounds of the Chun Feng Sect. It was located at the side of a lake in the middle of a valley. All buildings were grouped around that lake and those who knew a bit about formations might notice that this arrangement didn’t seem casual but instead had its own function.
Of course, Hong Bao wasn’t one of these people. Until Liu Cheng landed, her gaze hadn’t wavered from his face even once while her thoughts had run mile after mile. By now, she had already formulated the perfect plan to capture this handsome man’s heart: She had to do something that would impress him. And not just a bit but a whole lot! And she actually had an idea what she could do to achieve that.
“Alright, we’re here.” Liu Cheng stepped down from his sword and let go of Hong Bao. “I’d like to take you to our Sect Master. He should know that you’re here and why so that the sect can take charge of the problem with your village. Don’t worry, Hong Bao, we’ll find out what happened.”
“Mn. Alright.” Hong Bao just smiled sweetly. Meeting the Sect Master or whatever, she didn’t care about it at all. She just followed Liu Cheng deeper into the sect grounds when he started in the direction of the Sect Master’s courtyard.