“En!” You Yue slowly closed her eyes and gave a light answer in response. However, she couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed and unhappy from the way Jian Chen had called out to her.
Princess Gelan was a name that his Majesty had given her, but her real name was You Yue. Back in the flower garden at the imperial palace, You Yue had already stated that Jian Chen should call her by her real name. But seeing how Jian Chen was still calling her ‘princess’, You Yue couldn’t help but feel that the connection the two had with each other had suddenly grown even farther apart.
But Jian Chen had naturally been unaware of You Yue’s thoughts. He had focused on the wound on her shoulder for a moment before muttering something and looking somewhere else. The wound had already been treated with gauze and several other medicinal herbs.
Jian Chen held a pair of scissors in his hand and began to slowly cut away at the clothes near You Yue’s wounds. Following a “Kacha”, the scissors had cut away a perfect circle in the middle of You Yue’s luxurious robes. Underneath, You Yue’s slender white skin could be seen along with the faint pink undergarments she wore.
Sensing that You Yue’s heart had begun to skip a beat, Jian Chen opened his mouth to explain, “Princess You Yue, the stone has already entered your body. In order to advance with your healing, I must remove it first.”
You Yue closed her eyes afterwards without another word. However, as she laid on the bed, she felt her body grow stiff with anxiety as a cold sensation began to spread into her left shoulder. This had made You Yue realize that her entire body could be seen in its entirety by this single man. With such a thought, her face began to blush slightly; ever since birth, she had never allowed a male to see her body.
Grabbing some gauze, Jian Chen first cleaned away the leftover blood on You Yue’s wounds before slowly putting his palm onto the wound. The very moment Jian Chen’s palm made contact with You Yue’s flesh, the princess gave a start due to the instant sensation of pain that she felt upon contact.
Jian Chen sucked in a deep breath as he began to gently touch the flesh. Unlike his facial expression, his heart had not been calm. However, after some time, he managed to school his emotions and stare attentively at You Yue’s wounds. “Princess You Yue, I will start to extract the stone, please endure it for now.”
“En!” You Yue gave an answer that was no louder than a mosquito’s buzzing. Her face was completely red as she refused to look at Jian Chen in a manner typical to a shy woman.
After Jian Chen grew calm, the palm that had been touching You Yue’s shoulder suddenly began to exude an attractive force that caused a pain filled cry to come out from the princess’ throat. In the next moment, a bloody stone came flying out from within her body.
After the stone had been extracted, blood began to splurt out like a fountain from the wound hole. Straight away, Jian Chen lifted his left hand and began to gather a ball of milky white light. The brightness of the sphere began to grow brighter and brighter until the light was nearly dazzling to the eyes within a single moment. Even the dim room had been completely illuminated by this light.
You Yue had her eyes closed, but she could sense a sharp ray of light shining through her closed eyelids. In curiosity, she slowly opened her eyes only to see the white light gathered in Jian Chen’s hand.
At this sight, You Yue’s beautiful eyes widened in absolute disbelief at what she was seeing.
Although she wasn’t a Radiant Saint Master, but as the princess to a kingdom, she had seen the Radiant Saint Force many a times. That pure white glow wasn’t something any other technique could replicate. Naturally, it only required a single look to recognize that only a Heaven Saint Master could control the Radiant Saint Force.
Jian Chen’s hand slowly fell back down to You Yue’s wounds and began to use the Radiant Saint Force to heal the injuries.
By this point, Jian Chen was already a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master with an abnormally strong control over Radiant Saint Force. His healing abilities was beyond most, so with only the wound caused by the stone being the only matter, it had taken almost no time at all before the wound had been completely healed up with no scars left.
“Changyang Xiangtian, you’re…you’re… a Radiant Saint Master!” You Yue’s eyes stared at Jian Chen with a startled heart. Within the Tian Yuan Continent, it was completely unheard of for a person to have two types of force. Not only was Jian Chen a talented cultivator, but he was also a high leveled Radiant Saint Master.
Jian Chen had a faint smile on his face as he spoke, “Princess You Yue, I hope you can keep this our secret!”
You Yue’s eyes continued to hold a strange gleam as she stared at Jian Chen. But after a while, she nodded, “I will. I won’t speak a word of this to anyone.” At this moment, Jian Chen’s previously spectacular figure had somehow managed to become even more perfect in her eyes.
“Princess You Yue, I will continue to treat the wounds on your back then.”
Hearing this, You Yue hesitated for a moment before at last nodding her head in silence. However, just as she started to roll over, the injuries on her back suddenly flared up, causing her face to pale in pain.
“You should remain as you are now then. Allow me.” Jian Chen quickly stopped You Yue’s movements and helped her turn her body over to inspect her wounds.
Jian Chen and You Yue continued to remain in the same room with each other for about two hours before finally being able to walk out of the room together. Because of Jian Chen’s ability as a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master, he was able to bring life back to a man who was on the verge of dying from his inner organs failing on him. You Yue’s injuries were not as severe, and so he was able to completely treat her without as much effort.
After changing into a new set of clothing, You Yue still had that shy air to her. Occasionally, she would sneak amorous glances at Jian Chen in a bashful manner. When the king and Changyang Ba took notice, they couldn’t help but smile knowingly.
The important figures of the Changyang clan and the other representatives of the three clans of Lore City had all gathered in the area. But Jian Chen’s mother and the other aunts had been taken away by the guards to recover from their wounds so Jian Chen had not been able to see his own mother.
After leaving the underground room, Jian Chen began to revert back to his original mood. Losing the gentle face he had back in the underground, Jian Chen walked to Chang Wuji and spoke with a heavy expression, “Uncle Chang, just how heavy were our losses?”
“Quite heavy. At least 200 casualties have been reported so far while the wounded are still being accounted for. There are still many guards and servants whose bodies have been buried under the rubble. It will take us some time to excavate them. All of our buildings however have been destroyed.” Chang Wuji sighed.
A flash of killing intent appeared in Jian Chen’s eyes. Clenching his fists, Jian Chen’s teeth gritted together in anger, “Heavenly Eagle Kingdom, I will not let this matter stand.”
“The Heavenly Eagle Kingdom are truly uncouth.” The king had a dark expression as well. After being captured by the Heaven Saint Masters from the Heavenly Eagle Kingdom, he was naturally furious.
“Fourth master, the magical beast you were raising has been found.” Suddenly, one of the guards came running forward with the snowy white tiger.
“The cub!” Jian Chen’s heart skipped a beat in surprise and immediately took the cub from the hands of the soldier to inspect it. Upon inspection, Jian Chen could see that the dust had dyed the tiger’s white fur gray, but its eyes were closed shut as it slept in hibernation to digest the heavenly resources.
Seeing that the tiger cub was fine, Jian Chen let out a sigh in relief. He hadn’t thought of how many dangers that could possibly happen before he left, so he hadn’t taken the tiger cub with him. After feeding the cub several heavenly resources, he allowed it to fall asleep so that it would wake up only after Jian Chen had returned.
“The Changyang clan must make a swift recovery. Chang Wuji, I entrust this matter to you to make the preparations.” Changyang Ba spoke.
“Yes, this servant understands!” Chang Wuji nodded.
Hearing this, the eyes of the ruler of Lore City lit up. “Master Changyang, please entrust the artisans to me. I will ensure that the very best artisans will rebuild the Changyang clan as swiftly as possible.”