Chapter 241: Huangfu Qingjue’s Identity
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Consort Li knew very well that with Ling Chuxi’s medical and pill refinement skills, it would be a walk in the park for her to enter the Deity Temple. To gain a high position would not be a difficult matter for her either. Entering the Deity Temple and becoming belonging to them was a dream that many people chased. Consort Li never expected Ling Chuxi’s response today, which left her feeling surprised and touched.
After that, the atmosphere of the conversation became much more harmonious. Consort Li smiled gently as she talked about the naughty things the fifth princess did when she was young. Ling Chuxi in turn talked about how the fifth princess would often doze off in class. Consort Li was very tickled by this when she heard about it. During the conversation, Ling Chuxi discovered that it was not without reason that Consort Li was so favored by the emperor. She was empathetic, and every inch a wise and beautiful lady. Presumably, the emperor had to endure a lot of pressure every day and was able to relax when he was with her.
Ling Chuxi and Consort Li made small talk for quite some time but did not see the fifth princess returning. Consort Li was a little confused and worried. Just as she was about to wave her hand to instruct someone to look for the fifth princess, a eunuch approached them with a message from the emperor inviting Consort Li and Ling Chuxi over to the royal garden.
Consort Li frowned slightly as she looked at the person who passed along the message. “What has happened? Why has the Emperor summoned us to the royal garden?” she asked.
“If I am permitted to reply, it is because there is a noble person who has come to visit, Consort Li,” answered the eunuch who came to pass along the message with his head lowered in fear.
“A noble person?” Consort Li frowned even harder. “Who is it?”
“It seems to be someone from the Deity Temple,” replied the eunuch respectfully.
Someone from the Deity Temple? Ling Chuxi also frowned when she heard this. Who could it be? It couldn’t be E Shulan, so who else could it be? Could it be that the Deity Temple had sent someone over so soon for the fighting ring competition?
With all these questions in her heart, Ling Chuxi followed Consort Li over to the royal gardens.
In the royal garden, Ling Chuxi finally met with the current emperor, the fifth princess’ Imperial Father. He was a handsome middle-aged man. Although time had left its mark on him, it was not difficult to tell that he was once a heroic-looking young man in his youth. There was no anger in his voice though it was powerful. The fifth princess stood behind the emperor, winking at Ling Chuxi.
“Lord Divine Messenger, this is my beloved consort, Consort Li. And this is my Imperial Daughter’s master, Ling Chuxi,” said the emperor by way of introduction as he smiled at the person who stood beside him. “Consort Li, Ling Chuxi, quickly greet Lord Divine Messenger.”
Lord Divine Messenger?! Consort Li and Ling Chuxi both were taken aback! They never thought that the Deity Temple would actually send over their Divine Messenger. The Divine Messenger was an extremely noble person in the Deity Temple. The host of the Deity Temple naturally had the highest position and following the host, there were four main priests. Normally, the host would not easily reveal himself and most matters were handled by the priests. The priests also had very high positions and great authority. They also functioned as a check and balance for each other. The Divine Messenger was another matter altogether. He had a high position, was not subject to any priest, and had a kind of detached and independent imposing existence. Unexpectedly, this time the Deity Temple had allowed the Divine Messenger to come.
What made Ling Chuxi even more shocked came after the introductions had been made. When she raised her head slightly to look at the Lord Divine Messenger who was standing beside the emperor, it was as if she was struck by lightning!
The Deity Temple’s Lord Divine Messenger was actually Huangfu Qingjue!
Did she see it wrongly? The person with silver hair and purple eyes who was standing by the emperor’s side was actually Huangfu Qingjue! At present, he was dressed in a luxurious silver-white robe featuring a unique dark pattern embroidered on its wide sleeves. His enchanting silver hair was fastened with a black jade hairpin and an impeccable white jade pendant hung from a sash around his waist. A faint smile appeared on his flawless and delicate face as he looked straight at Ling Chuxi.