Chapter 1953 Meeting with Emperor Ji
Ye Wanwan spent the next few days in a state of vigilance.
However, nothing abnormal was spotted at the Martial Arts Union’s headquarters. They didn’t dispatch troops to eradicate the Fearless Alliance as Ye Wanwan expected. It was as though nothing happened.
The Martial Arts Union’s ordinariness was actually the biggest abnormality to Ye Wanwan.
They killed Elder Jin then ignored the Fearless Alliance! Normal logic wouldn’t play out like that!
Ye Wanwan couldn’t make sense of the Martial Arts Union’s behavior at all. Anyhow, the fact that the Martial Arts Union didn’t seek retribution from the Fearless Alliance was the best result.
Ye Wanwan didn’t relax completely though. She strengthened the Fearless Alliance’s defenses and left an abundant amount of spies and scouts near the Martial Arts Union. If the Martial Arts Union intended to attack the Fearless Alliance, they would know at once.
That same day, Ye Wanwan had someone help her ask Ji Xiuran to have dinner with her.
Ye Wanwan didn’t mean anything by meeting with Ji Xiuran. She merely believed that Ji Xiuran definitely knew she was Worriless Nie, so she wanted to learn something from Ji Xiuran and at least ask him about it.
Ye Wanwan was more prudent about having a meal with Ji Xiuran this time. If Si Yehan found out… it would be difficult to explain.
That night, at the luxurious private room of some restaurant:
Big Dipper and Seven Star stayed outside the private room, and Ji Xiuran and Ye Wanwan were the only ones in the room.
A gentle smile hung on the man’s face the whole time and his unfathomable eyes stared outside the window. A long time passed before he finally turned to Ye Wanwan and asked amiably, “I heard you went to pluck Lord Asura’s hair and you also finished the S+-rank mission from Scarlet Flames?”
Ye Wanwan:Why do I feel like I’m being interrogated?
She just knew that Elder Gong would brag about it everywhere and the recipients of his bragging wouldn’t exclude Ji Xiuran.
“Eh, it was all luck…” Ye Wanwan said.
“All luck… was it?” Ji Xiuran stared at Ye Wanwan. “That hair was probably plucked and given to you by Lord Asura himself, right? And that item…it was probably delivered by Lord Asura himself, right?”
Ye Wanwan felt her head swelling from the inquiry, but Ji Xiuran didn’t intend to probe any deeper and asked with a faint smile, “We’ll put that aside for now. Let’s talk about why you asked to meet with me tonight.”
They finally veered back on topic…
“You actually know the Worriless Nie in the Nie family right now is a counterfeit, right?” Ye Wanwan slowly asked, looking at Ji Xiuran intently.
“Oh?” Ji Xiuran was instantly intrigued and carefully examined Ye Wanwan.
“Can you tell me what you know?” Ye Wanwan asked with a frown.
Ji Xiuran chuckled softly. “For example?”
“My identity.” Ye Wanwan went straight to the point.
Ji Xiuran became silent, however.
Soon, Ji Xiuran meaningfully asked, “So should I call you Xiao Feng or Worriless right now?”
You really do know that I’m Worriless Nie…” Ye Wanwan took a deep breath.
“A young woman is very different from the little girl she once was. Truthfully, there’s a momentous difference between you and the Worriless from back then, whether it’s in personality, face, or physique. Even I was nearly unable to recognize you.”Ji Xiuran stared at Ye Wanwan. “However, since you were meeting with me to ask about this today, it means you haven’t recovered your memory yet.”
“Since you knew my identity already, why didn’t you say anything sooner?” Ye Wanwan was puzzled by this.
Your memory was masked and replaced. If I told you this directly, would you have believed me…? That’s just one thing. Secondly, would it be better for me to tell you directly or better for you to remember it yourself?” Ji Xiuran countered.
“In other words, you had me go to Scarlet Flames Academy because you knew about the headmaster’s talent. You didn’t want me to go there to train; you wanted me to recover my memories…”
Ji Xiuran’s lips curled up. “You weren’t so smart back then.”
Although Ye Wanwan was being teased by Ji Xiuran, she didn’t mind. If it weren’t for Ji Xiuran, she would’ve had a hard time handling her circumstances after arriving in the Independent State. Indeed, thinking back on it, Ji Xiuran had helped her way too much during her time in the Independent State.