Chapter 105: Been recognised?
“Fifth Young Master, how did you know?”
The steward looked at Sima You Yue with astonishment. That incident involving the Nalan Clan was a secret to outsiders. If it were not for the fact that they were constantly observing the situation over at the Nalan Clan, they would not have known about it either.
However, Fifth Young Master had just returned to the capital, right? How did he know?
“Cough cough, I just guessed randomly.” Sima You Yue said, “If not, the Great Elder of the Nalan Clan would not come to our home.”
“We heard that Nalan He had gotten injured when he went to the Pu Luo Mountain Range. When he came back, he closed his doors and refused to come out. Only a few guards that went with him survived and returned. We don’t know what they encountered either.” The steward sighed, but his tone carried no small amount of joy.
When she heard this piece of news, Sima You Yue’s heart leapt with joy. She knew it; how could she possibly have miscalculated!
“Young Master, you’ve returned.” Chun Jian and Yun Yue heard Sima You Yue’s voice and came out from inside the house, looking at Sima You Yue with joy.
After Sima You Yue had left, they didn’t have anything much to do and the General allowed them to cultivate on their own. As a result, the strength of those two had soared within these few months.
When Sima You Yue saw the two of them, she beamed and asked, “Did the two of you miss this Young Master.”
“Young Master, you’re joking around again!” Chun Jian smiled and replied.
“Young Master is frequently not at home, of course we would miss you.” Yun Yue said, “Young Master, how long are you planning to stay at home this time?”
“I should be going to the academy tomorrow.” Sima You Yue said, “Your Young Master has seen that your strengths have risen by quite a bit. I’m not sure whether or not your culinary skills have improved as well? Go, prepare dinner for Young Master, I’m going to starve to death.”
Chun Jian and Yun Yue exchanged glances before saying simultaneously, “Wait for a bit Young Master, your servant girls will go now to prepare it.”
After they finished speaking,the two of them bowed and excused themselves and headed to the kitchen to cook.
Sima You Yue was ready to go back to the house and she saw the steward was still standing inside the house. She waved at him and said, “You should go about doing your things. Since I’ve returned back to this place, I won’t go and see that Nalan Clan’s pickled old man anymore.”
The steward really did have things that he needed to do so he looked at her hesitantly, cupped his hands and said, “Then this old servant will first withdraw.”
“Go on, go on.” Sima You Yue waved her hand. She waited for the steward to leave before she entered her own room.
After a short moment, Chun Jian and Yun Yue brought her dinner in. When she saw the amazing and delicious meat and vegetable dishes, Sima You Yue could not help but to secretly nip some.
“Looks like your culinary skills didn’t deteriorate even when this Young Master wasn’t around!”
Hearing her compliment them, Chun Jian and Yun Yue broke out into smiles.
“Fifth Young Master.”
Just as Sima You Yue was ready to begin eating, a guard shouted from the house.
Chun Jian went outside and very quickly returned back in, saying, “Young Master, the Lord has called others to tell you to go over.”
Sima You Yue glanced at the dishes and sighed, saying, “Wait for this Young Master to come back before I eat, then.”
“Young Master, that guard said just now that the General passed on the message to tell you to bring your dishes along with you.” Chun Jian added.
“Oh. Bring it along with me, then.”
Sima You Yue went to Sima Lie’s study room as Chun Jian carried the dishes and followed behind her. When they arrived at the study, Sima You Yue took the serving tray and hinted for Chun Jian to go back.
The guard standing outside the study had received the orders to open the doors for Sima You Yue when he saw her come over.
Sima Lie was looking at something with his head lowered when he heard voices. Without raising his head, he said, “Come sit down here and eat.”
Sima You Yue placed the food on the table and stretched forth and hand to take the letter in Sima Lie’s hand. She placed a bowl of food into his hand and said, “Since we’re eating, there’s no need to look at these things.”
Sima Lie let her place the letter in his hand to the side and ate dinner with her. After they finished eating, the servants kept the dishes away and poured a cup of tea for them.
Sima You Yue looked at Sima Lie with some restlessness as she felt that some things were strange today. She had left for such a long time and they had just met but he didn’t ask her what she had gone to do. He also did not tell her the reason why he had asked her to come, and it was only to accompany him to eat dinner and drink some tea.
“Cough cough, Grandfather, if there’s nothing else then I will return first. I still have to head to the academy tomorrow.” Sima You Yue caught the first sign of Sima Lie getting angry and wanted to use this as an opportunity to escape.
“No rush, there’s still a lot of time before tomorrow comes.” Sima Lie drank a mouthful of tea and slowly placed the teacup down.
“Oh.” Sima You Yue picked up the cup of tea and drank from it. Sima Lie didn’t speak and neither did she.
“People from the Nalan Clan came today.” Ultimately, it was still Sima Lie who could not hold back and spoke first.
“I heard.” Sima You Yue nodded and added on before lapsing into silence again.
Sima Lie looked at Sima You Yue with some suspicion in his heart. In the past, whenever something was up, she would definitely get to the bottom of things but she was so quiet today, so even though he wanted to reprimand her, he was unable to say it.
He lamented in his heart that he was really unable to scold her at all!
“You should know the reason why they came, right?” Sima Lie said.
“Eh, no I don’t.” Sima You Yue said, “The steward didn’t tell me.”
“They want to go after you.” Sima You Yue stared at Sima You Yue as if he wanted to ascertain something from her expression. However, Sima You Yue’s expression did not change at all and she didn’t reveal any guilty conscience at all. As a result, he directly asked her, “They said that you killed Nalan Qi and want me to surrender you and pay with your life.”
Sima You Yue heard this and secretly mused that it really was something related to Nalan Qi. However, didn’t something happen to Nalan He? How would they still have the mood to come and find trouble with her?
“Hey hey, based on what would they say that I went to kill someone for no rhyme or reason!” She smiled lightly.
“Based on what you’re saying, it’s true?” Sima Lie said.
Sima You Yue nodded. She never thought of keeping this from Sima Lie and said, “It happened on the morning of that day when I left the home. On the road to school, he brought a guard who was a Spirit Master to specially to come and kill me. It’s just that he was killed by me in the end.”
Actually, on the morning of the day that Nalan Qi had been harmed, the guards that Sima Lie had sent to protect Sima You Yue had already told him everything that happened at the alley. Seeing that Sima You Yue did not hide it, Sima Lie said, “Right now, the Nalan Clan is unable to find Nalan Qi’s corpse. No matter who asks, you just have to refute them at it will be okay.”
“Okay, I understand.” Sima You Yue nodded.
“However, the reason I called you here today was not to talk about that.” Sima Lie changed the topic of the conversation, “Say it, is the latest situation that happened to the Nalan Clan caused by you?”
“What situation?” Sima You Yue had not yet recovered her senses as she raised her head and asked Sima Lie.
“That time, Nalan He had gone to the Pu Luo Mountain Range to fight for the Golden Snake Fruit and on the way back, he kept being chased by different Spirit Beasts who tried to kill him. Does this have anything to do with you?”
Sima You Yue’s heart pounded; how did he know?
Thinking about how she couldn’t let him know she had gone to fight for the Golden Snake Fruit, she shook her head and denied it, “Grandfather, how can this situation with the Nalan Clan have anything to do with me?! Who knows whether they were constantly chased because they had gone to provoke whatever Spirit Beasts.”
“Enough, stop babbling.” Sima Lie said, “I already saw you all!”
Sima You Yue was truly flabbergasted this time, could it be that, despite their disguises back then, they were still recognised?
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