Ling Chuxi and Ling Yichen’s journey to seek the treasure was considered complete. By the time the two of them returned to the capital, the academy was already on holiday and Lan Xinyu had returned home. It seemed that there were some urgent matters she had to settle. Fu Chengyu told the two that indeed, during the time that Ling Chuxi was away, the first prince had sent people to invite Ling Chuxi over and had frequently sent gifts. All of them had been rejected by Fu Chengyu.
“That’s right, the Ling family sent a letter.” Fu Chengyu passed a letter to Ling Chuxi.
Ling Chuxi took it and a smile appeared on her face. It was a letter from Second Elder, congratulating her for being the champion of the competition. He also said that everyone missed her a lot, especially Aunt Wang.
“Let’s go back to see what’s happening.” Ling Chuxi folded the letter with a fond smile. “Also, I’m not sure what urgent matters Lan Xinyu has to settle at home, but it’s only right to go back and visit her.”
Ling Yichen nodded. He had been thinking the same. Fu Chengyu did not follow them as he said he had matters to handle in the capital. The fifth princess had wanted to follow them, but was stopped by Consort Li.
In the end it was Ling Chuxi, Ling Yichen, and Xia Zhuoyi who returned together. After arriving at White Stone City, Xia Zhuoyi went back to his own home to visit his mother. His monster beast had already hatched, but it was only slightly bigger than his palm. He had showered it with affection and was with it all the time, eating and living together. Now, he was bringing it back to show his mother.
When they returned to Shi Qu town, the Ling family warmly welcomed the both of them. When the elders found out that the two of them had broken through to the Great Fulfilment and experienced the heavenly lightning, they had been so excited that they nearly fainted. How many years had it been since the Ling family produced such experts? Unbelievably, they now had two!
“Chuxi, you did so well!” The second elder was so happy that tears welled up in his eyes. When he found out that Ling Chuxi won first place in the fighting ring competition, he thought he had been dreaming. The weak Ling Chuxi who had always lowered her head back then was now so dazzling and popular!
The Ling family had quite a few disciples waiting outside, all wanting to see Ling Chuxi and Ling Yichen. They were also extremely proud of Ling Chuxi when she obtained first place. Additionally, the Qin family and the Luo family no longer dared to act presumptuously around them anymore, and they were finally at ease.
That night, Aunt Wang made a whole table full of delicious dishes, and Ling Yichen and the second elder also came. Having these few people and Little White around her warmed Ling Chuxi’s heart, making her feel like she too had a home.
After resting at home for two days, Ling Chuxi decided to visit Lan Xinyu. She did not know why Lan Xinyu was busy, but it seemed to be a matter of great importance.
After going to White Stone City, Ling Chuxi and Ling Yichen went to the Lan family’s residence.
When they arrived at the Lan family’s residence, a middle-aged housekeeper came to greet them. When he saw Ling Chuxi, he was slightly stunned but quickly walked over to welcome her. “Miss Ling.”
Ling Chuxi recognized the housekeeper from the last time she was here. She smiled and nodded in greeting.
“I guess Miss Ling is here to see our Eldest Miss. Please, quickly enter.” The housekeeper was full of smiles as he welcomed Ling Chuxi into the Lan Manor.
Following the housekeeper inside, she saw that the Lan Mansion had been cleaned and tidied. Even the corridor doorposts were spotless, and the servants who were rushing by were all dressed in new clothes, as if there was an important festival.
“Our Miss is inside. I won’t bother all of you,” the housekeeper said as he stopped outside a courtyard.