Chapter 118: A plan for Murong An
Fatty Qu laughed twice, saying, “If you didn’t have anything planned, you definitely would not participate in something as pointless as a wine party. Since you want to go, you definitely have something planned.”
“Smart!” Sima You Yue gave him a look of praise.
Fatty Qu raised his chin proudly, saying, “Of course! Say it, what do you want me to do for you.”
“It’s actually really simple. Come over, I’ll explain it to you…”
When they came to the palace where the wine party was held, Sima You Yue saw that most of those from the younger generation had attended. Amongst the numerous guests, she recognised Murong An’s silhouette at a glance.
At this moment, Murong An was currently telling Shi Mo Li something. He was probably explaining why he had left earlier. As for Nalan Lan and the Nalan Clan, another woman was holding on to a wine glass talking to others not far away. Her eyes would occasionally drift over to where Murong An was, observing their conversation.
“Fifth Young Master.”
Sima You Yue captured everyone’s attention the moment she entered. When they thought about how she was always a waste, but had become a genius just like that, everyone felt extremely weird about it.
However, feeling weird was one thing. Wherever a genius walked, they would be praised by others. As a result, many wanted to seize this opportunity to form some ties with her.
Sima You Yue had neither the desire nor energy to entertain those people. She had absolutely no interest in them. Very quickly, many tactfully decided not to disturb her again.
Murong An, Shi Mo Li and Nalan Lan naturally all realised that Sima You Yue had returned. There were traces of resentment within the gazes they used, to look at Sima You Yue.
He was clearly a waste, so how did he manage to become a precious Alchemist?!
Shi Mo Li saw Sima You Yue and almost shattered the wine glass in her hand.
She used to be the undisputed genius who had already touched the entrance of a second rank alchemist even before reaching the age of twenty, but now that Sima You Yue had appeared, she had immediately been forced off her throne. For someone like her, who had viewed herself as the centre of the universe, this was something she really could not accept.
At this point, Fatty Qu suddenly said something in a loud voice. This voice attracted the attention of all the people in the main hall.
Sima You Yue pretended to pull Fatty Qu while saying, “Keep it down or else there will be trouble if others hear about it!”
While speaking, she even cast a glance over at where Shi Mo Li was standing, as if she was afraid that they would hear what she said.
Shi Mo Li’s interest had already been attracted by Fatty Qu much earlier, now seeing that Sima You Yue had cast a glance in her direction, her heart started to feel uneasy.
Could it be that they were talking badly about her?
After thinking it over, her legs could not help but to walk towards their direction.
Fatty Qu and Sima You Yue turned their backs towards everyone and said to her in a low voice, “You Yue, you really heard it?”
“Of course. I just went out when I happened to see Murong An and Nalan Lan whispering sweet nothings to each other by the riverside, so I went over to listen for a bit.” Sima You Yue said, “It’s a pity that Shi Mo Li is still being kept in the dark; Murong An is toying with her in the palm of his hand!”
“Really? You Yue, you can’t say this thing randomly If Shi Mo Li heard it, she would think that you were slandering Murong An, okay!” Fatty Qu said.
“Of course I wouldn’t say this randomly. At that time, I happened to have a sound stone and managed to record down their conversation. If you want to listen to it, I’ll let you listen to it after the wine party is over.”
Sima You Yue drank a mouthful of wine while waiting for Fatty Qu to follow up.
“Sima You Yue, what nonsense are you blathering!” Fatty Qu had yet to speak when Shi Mo Li shouted from beside them.
It was as if Sima You Yue and Fatty Qu had been struck by lightning. They slowly turned around, saying, “Shi Mo Li, how could you eavesdrop on other’s conversations.”
“What did you say just now?” Shi Mo Li looked icily at the two of them.
“We didn’t say anything.” Sima You Yue and Fatty Qu’s eyes were spinning. They purposely kept it from her, like dangling a piece of bait on a string.
“Say it quickly, what did you say just now?” Shi Mo Li shouted when she saw that they weren’t speaking.
With this one shout, she attracted the attention of every single person in the main hall. Thinking of how she had created trouble for Sima You Yue in the great hall just now, everyone guessed that these two were fighting once again.
Fatty Qu looked at Sima You Yue with a troubled expression, saying, “You Yue, why don’t you just tell her. Or else others will think you’ve done something to her. At that time, the Alchemist Guild will investigate and you’ll be troubled again.”
Hearing what Fatty Qu said, everyone guessed whether or not Sima You Yue had taken revenge on Shi Mo Li.
Sima You Yue glanced at the surrounding people and saw that everyone’s gazes were filled with some interest. She sighed, saying “This is what you wanted me to say, yourself. When the time comes, don’t blame me.”
“Hmph, what did you slander Murong An about just now?” Shi Mo Li said.
“I saw him whispering sweet nothings with somebody else.” Sima You Yue said, “We’re both Alchemists so I’ll tell you one thing. This Murong An is not faithful to you, you should leave him quickly.”
“Sima You Yue, what nonsense are you spouting?!” Murong An never thought that this situation would eventually end up involving him so he came over while roaring.
Sima You Yue shrugged, saying, “Wouldn’t you be the most clear on whether or not I’m speaking nonsense?”
Shi Mo Li looked at the two of them suspiciously. Thinking about how Murong An and Nalan Lan both disappeared at the same time just now, she asked, “Murong, did you really do something that would let me down?”
“Mo Li, you still don’t believe me? This Sima You Yue has always had improper thoughts about me. Wanting to tear us apart is completely impossible.” Murong An never thought that Sima You Yue would find out about whatever he had done with Nalan Lan, and unscrupulously tossed out the scandalous news where Sima You Yue used to chase him in order to shift their attention.
“Tch, it’s only someone like you; randomly changing the topic, cheating on women. You’re not even fit to carry Sima You Yue’s shoes!” Fatty Qu looked down on Murong An, saying, “You Yue, didn’t you tell me just now that you had evidence? Take it out so everyone can see it. Let them see whether or not you are slandering him and trying to break them up.”
“This…” Sima You Yue hesitated for a moment, saying, “That wouldn’t be too good, would it?”
“What’s not good about it!” Fatty Qu started to exclaim, “This jerk had slandered your good name out here, so what are you still hesitating for?!”
“What proof do you have.” Shi Mo Li looked at Sia You Yue, “You better really have proof. If you really were slandering Murong An, then don’t blame the Alchemist Guild for blacklisting you!”
A threat? Sima You Yue raised her eyebrows.
“Alright then, although I don’t really care about whether or not I join the Alchemist Guild, since so many people are looking on, I can’t shoulder the charge of slandering anyone. Shi Mo Li, I hope you don’t regret this!”
After saying this, she took out the Sound Stone and inserted her Spiritual Qi. The veins on the Sound Stone began to move as a conversation played out for all to her. It was really the conversation that Murong An and Nalan Lan had by the riverside!
Hearing what they said to each other, the people onsite were all shocked speechless. At first, Shi Mo Li did not dare to believe it, however, in the end, she could not contain her rage as she turned around to see a deathly pale Murong An and gave him a huge slap.
“You scoundrel that plays according to the tides. So you actually were a player! You despicable thing!”
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