194 See You Tomorrow
When they made it into the room, Jiang Chen took off the mask.
"Young lord!" Chu Luo and the other two female disciples of the Isle of Sky called him excitedly.
"Young lord, how did you escape from the Realm of Beasts?" The female disciple named Li Qian'er was very curious.
Chu Luo and another female disciple, Yang Shuang, also wanted to know how he had done it.
"Thanks to him."
Jiang Chen somehow smiled. Whitty ran into the room from the window where it was hiding and started to jump back and forth in the room.
Chu Luo and the other two were greatly surprised. There had been nowhere to stand outside the window. Did that mean the tiger could fly?
"Yes. He showed me the way so that I could walk out of that darn place," Jiang Chen said.
Whitty was happy to hear that Jiang Chen gave him credit. It stretched his body beside the table and opened its paws.
Although Jiang Chen had barely mentioned, Chu Luo and the others knew how dangerous it must have been. A mount could indeed help, but he couldn't have made it out without outstanding willpower and wisdom.
They were also wondering why he was wearing a mask.
"Killers of the Black White School don't know I'm still alive. This is just in case." Jiang Chen didn't want to admit it was actually because he wanted to make a dramatic entrance.
It was convincing. Although the Natural Law School's team was in the city, they couldn't stop the Black White School's assassins either.
"So you have to keep this a secret," Jiang Chen said.
"Have all of you achieved the Mental Wander State?" Jiang Chen suddenly realized. The three women had been in the Gathering Yuan State before.
"The method you gave us is amazing. We thought it was only… only for that. We were surprised to see it can almost compare to sky-level methods."
As Chu Luo spoke, she suddenly turned red. She recalled the promise they had made when they bid farewell.
Qian'er and Yang Shuang also recalled it. They both lowered their heads shyly.
The atmosphere in the room suddenly became strange.
"Those outsiders think the Natural Law School doesn't have any chance of winning in the competition of the Sacred Institute. Now that master has come back, you'll show the whole world, especially if your strength can be improved," Chu Luo said and looked at him amorously. It was a flirty look.
Jiang Chen was embarrassed. He smiled and then turned serious. He said, "You should strive to become stronger! The higher your states are, the better the method I taught you will work. You're only in the Mental Wander State. Are you satisfied with just that? We'll discuss it more when you achieve the Reaching Heaven State!"
"But young lord, we have to get you a place at the Sacred Institute so that you can catch up with Ning Haotian as soon as possible!" Chu Luo said nervously.
"I'm sure I'll get a place. I won't need your help this time."
Jiang Chen didn't want to continue this discussion, so he said, "What did you mean when you said the Natural Law School didn't have any chance of winning?"
"Most of their disciples on the Talent List are over thirty. Li Qin was an exception, but young lord killed her, and Mu Zhenchuan's holy points were abolished by young lord, so he won't be able to take part in the competition either."
"What about Li Xue'er? She could beat those two," Jiang Chen said, puzzled.
"I heard that something went wrong when she was practicing martial arts techniques and she was, like, spellbound, so she won't take part in the competition either."
Jiang Chen was shocked. He hadn't known that. He had only inquired about the Hundred Thousand Mountains and the Redcloud Peak after he came to the capital. He was relieved when he learned everything was fine at these two places, but he hadn't expected his apprentice sister to have been spellbound practicing martial arts techniques!
If I hadn't separated from her, I wouldn't have been stopped by the Third Prince. Was she cursed for that?
Jiang Chen kept walking back and forth. He looked anxious. He had never blamed his apprentice sister and never wanted anything bad to happen to her.
"Young lord, Li Xue'er is fine. It's just, she's in a crucial period," Chu Luo said.
"What do you mean?" Jiang Chen looked towards her.
"The method Li Xue'er is practicing is the Icy Heart Formula. Although she's under a spell, if she can drive away the devil inside, her state will be enhanced. In that case, she won't have to go to the Sacred Institute to achieve the Reaching Heaven State. She'll be able to achieve it herself," Chu Luo said.
The Icy Heart Formula?
Jiang Chen was shocked. He knew what kind of method that was.
He also knew if someone kept practicing this method, in the end, the practitioner would become emotionless, as cold as ice.
His apprentice sister was spellbound because of him. If she drove away the devil inside, she would master the method to the fullest.
It was good for her, but for him, that would make it impossible for them to be together.
At that moment, he didn't know whether he hoped she would succeed or fail.
Chu Luo and the other two were worried for him when they saw he was anxious.
After a long while, Jiang Chen let out a sigh and calmed down. No matter what happened, it was out of his control, so he would just let nature take its course.
"Some sibling disciples must have blamed me for what happened to her. Fine. I'll help them broaden their horizons when it's time," Jiang Chen said.
"Young lord, are you sure you don't want that? Your place will be secured if you can achieve the late stage," Chu Luo said in a low voice, moving closer to him.
Jiang Chen rapped on her head with his knuckle as his answer.
"All right. We'll work hard to achieve the Reaching Heaven State. Young lord, you won't be disappointed." Chu Luo pouted her lips, feeling like she had been wronged.
At this moment, they heard a knock on the door.
Yang Shuang opened the door. She didn't see Huangfu Hua or the manager, but a young woman.
She came directly into the room. Her eyes lit up when she saw Jiang Chen, who had once again put on the mask. She said, "So it's true, Chu Luo. You have a man in your room!"
"What nonsense!" Chu Luo and the woman were close friends, so she wasn't angry, but she wasn't sure how Jiang Chen would respond.
"You fired my manager. You should at least let me know who he is to be fair, right?" the woman said.
Chu Luo hesitated. She glanced at Jiang Chen.
The more he spoke, the easier it would be to tell who he was. Since Jiang Chen didn't want to expose who he was, he stood up and said, "I'll go back to my room."
He left in spite of the woman's surprised expression, but she soon knocked on his door.
Before Jiang Chen could speak, she said first, "Young master, I apologize for what my subordinate did to you. I hope you don't take offense. This is a pot of liquor called Violent Yuan as compensation."
"It's not necessary," Jiang Chen said.
"Young master, does your refusal mean you don't want to forgive me?" the woman insisted.
Jiang Chen reached out for the liquor, but the woman grinned and went into his room with the liquor. She put it on the table and poured a glass for him.
"Young master, what honeyed words did you say to Chu Luo? I've never seen her like this," she seized the chance to ask.
"Miss, do you realize what it means that I'm wearing a mask in my own room?" Jiang Chen said unhappily.
"I'm just curious. As Chu Luo's good friend, of course I have to know the men around her well enough, to protect her," the woman said.
"You'll learn tomorrow," Jiang Chen said.
"Looks like you're going to show your strength tomorrow. I'm looking forward to that."
The woman finally gave up when she saw Jiang Chen was neither eating nor drinking.
Then she suddenly grinned at Jiang Chen as she walked out of the door. She said, "I'm Feifei from the Intelligence Pavilion. It doesn't matter if you don't want to tell me who you are. There's nothing that the Intelligence Pavilion doesn't know."