Chapter 115.3: Doesn’t Hurt When There’s No Competition
Lian Shao Jie sighed when he saw that and said with a teasing glance to the man beside him. “Everytime I am with you, I start to doubt my life.”
“Huh?” Xuanyuan Che turned to him, slightly confused. “Why?”
Lian Shao Jie looked at his befuddled look and clenched his teeth tight. “Before I knew you, I have always thought that I have a prestigious and illustrious family background, am really rather good looking, and possessed great skills. But compared to you, my family background pales in comparison, skills not as good as you, and am not as popular with the ladies as you are. How can I possibly not start to doubt the meaning of my life?”
Xuanyuan Che was taken aback hearing those words and he then curled up his lips in a smile as he said: “Things like family background is fated, but your destiny in the grasp of your own hands and is decided by what you do.”
“Mm. You’re right.” Lian Shao Jie nodded in agreement, and then looked at the man’s gentle and expressionless handsome looking face. Feeling a little rueful, he shook his head and said: “i have always greatly admired you, which makes me wonder why that greatest beauty of a ex fiancee of yours could make such a hasty decision? Could there possibly be a more outstanding husband than you for her to choose from?”
Their relationship in the sect had always been rather good and they were also staying in the same courtyard, so he would naturally know about the matter.
He had seen that greatest beauty and though she was really very beautiful, but she seemed too cold, hardly approachable, truly a case of “to be admired from afar”, or they might be hurt from the freezing chill if anyone got too close.
He just could not understand how a young lady just in her prime teen years could be so cold and distant. What kind of a man could possibly like her?
So when he heard that Xuanyuan Che had called off the engagement when he came back, he had been happy for the guy, thinking that Xuanyuan Che must have taken the initiative to annul the engagement because he could no longer stand that person’s icy cold personality. At least he was now freed from that sea of torment and would be able to look for a gentle and demure partner anew.
But he was still a little worried. This brother in arms of his seems completely fine on the surface but he might be suppressing it all deep down inside! So, appropriate counsel and persuasion from him was still sorely needed.
Hearing that, Xuanyuan Che went on to respond: “There’s always someone better than you and a heaven higher than the one you see. There are so many people more outstanding and stronger than me and since she has a better choice, why should I persist to latch on and not let go? Might as well just agree to it and be done with it.”
Although he meant exactly what he said with no underlying meaning, but the audience had other thoughts about that. Lian Shao Jie heard a sad tinge of self ridicule from those words and felt that Xuanyuan Che’s heart must be filled with despair and disappointment. He was just about to offer some comforting words when he suddenly saw a puff of purple smoke bomb appear in the air a far distance away with a boom.
Everyone was a little startled for a moment and before they knew what was happening, they heard the sound of hurried footsteps and stern voices calling out. “Quickly! Someone touched the barrier at the entrance and is attempting to break through. Hurry up and go provide support!”
The entrance into the Faint Mist Sect was infamously well hidden and difficult to find, and one wouldn’t know where to start looking for it without anyone leading the way.
And the first rule in the Faint Mist Sect was that no one must ever reveal the sect’s location to anyone, not even to their closest kin. If anyone was found to have revealed the location of the entrance and caused the sect to fall into a crisis, they would not escape the sect’s persecution even if they escaped to the ends of the earth.
But right before their eyes, someone was attempting to break through the barrier at the entrance. Could it be….. someone leaked the secret?
Could there possibly be a traitor within the sect that was sent here by another power outside?