Chapter 701 – The matter of accepting a disciple (1)
Today’s Grandmaster Rong Yun had on a floaty, gorgeous, soft golden robe made of silk. His pair of eyes was as clear and serene as a green pool. His gaze was misty, without a ripple nor hint of clues, without desire or demand. Like a deity travelling through the human world.
Emperor Jing was initially sitting upright at a high position, but when he saw Grandmaster Rong Yun, he suddenly stood up from his dragon throne. He quickly stepped down to welcome him.
His entire face was full of smiles: “Grandmaster Rong Yun, you’ve come here from afar. Quickly, please have a seat.”
Grandmaster Rong Yun’s expression was calm and collected, lukewarm like water. He nodded his head slightly as he unhurriedly sat down. Furthermore, his expression as he faced Emperor Jing did not give him excess respect.
Emperor Jing also thought it was only to be expected for Grandmaster Rong Yun to be this indifferent.
The chief eunuch had already brought up the best tea he personally steeped.
Emperor Jing, with his own hands, offered the tea.
There was a smile in the Jade Lake fairy’s eyes. She took a step forward to take the teacup from Emperor Jing’s hands: “Your Majesty, please let me do it instead.”
Jade Lake’s fairy personally received the fragrant tea and respectfully placed it on the small table. Her movements were skillful and natural. As if she often did this sort of thing.
At this moment, in the throne room, aside from Emperor Jing, there were also a crowd of civil and military cabinet ministers.
Seeing this, they could not help but betray a startled expression on their faces.
One’s understanding was that Grandmaster Rong Yun had a cold and detached temperament. He was like this even towards the children of the ten powerful families, it was even harder for other people to get close to him.
However, today, Grandmaster Rong Yun actually acquiesced for the Jade Lake’s fairy to stand by his side to pour tea for him. This showed that Grandmaster had tacitly accepted her already.
Thinking up till now, the gaze of everyone who looked at the Jade Lake’s fairy became increasingly more respectful.
Some people who had previously rejoiced in the misfortune of Jade Lake’s Li family because of the rumours, now had shut their mouths tightly, afraid of stirring up trouble for themselves.
After Li Yaoyao put down the tea, she stood by Grandmaster Rong Yun’s side smartly. Her eyes smiled shallowly with a myriad of bearings. Looking at her was like seeing a fairy among humans, a beauty that could not be found locally.
Emperor Jing noticed the attitude Grandmaster Rong Yun had towards the Jade Lake’s fairy. The thoughts that had initially been extinguished gradually started to burn again.
That day, when Nangong Liuyun was leaving, he had come to the palace and spoken with him. He said something like he would not marry anyone else other than Su Luo, that loathsome girl. He even said that Su family’s girl had unlimited potential. In the future, her accomplishments would not be worse than Li Yaoyao.
Emperor Jing shook his head.
That day, he really was conned by second child, into actually believing his words.
Now, looking at Grandmaster Rong Yun’s attitude towards Li Yaoyao, even a fool could tell, Li Yaoyao, like this, was about to fly up like a rocket.
If Li Yaoyao was to be accepted by Grandmaster Rong Yun as his last disciple, then her status would be very precious. By that time, even if second child wanted to marry her, he might need to wait in line.
Thinking up to now, Emperor Jing’s desire to arrange the marriage of the Jade Lake’s fairy to Nangong Liuyun became increasingly stronger.
In addition, it would be best to finalise the marriage before Li Yaoyao was taken in by Grandmaster Rong Yun as a disciple.
Emperor Jing restrained the thoughts that were beginning to stir. He smiled at Grandmaster Rong Yun and said, “Great Master, it’s rare for you to make a trip here. You should stay in Eastern Ling for a few more days.”
Grandmaster Rong Yun sipped his tea. His voice was cold: “After the matter of accepting a disciple is completed, then I will leave immediately.”
The corner of Emperor Jing’s smile became slightly stiff.
This Grandmaster Rong Yun really spoke bluntly. Even faced with the emperor, he also had no sensitivity to the other’s feelings.
However, Emperor JIng only felt rather depressed and would not really get angry.
Because, when one has reached Grandmaster Rong Yun’s elevated status, then one had no need for worldly formalities. Being temperamental was the normal state for them.
However, mentioning the matter of accepting a disciple, Emperor Jing could not help but feel his heart light up. He cast a glance at Li Yaoyao and asked while smiling: “This sure is a happy occasion, don’t know who Great Master has decided to take as a disciple?”
Grandmaster Rong Yun shot a glance at him like he was looking at an idiot. His voice was indifferent, faintly discernable as wind: “Haven’t completed.”
Emperor Jing clapped his hands and excitedly said, “If it’s like this, then how about this emperor have those apothecaries come for you to select?”