2645 The Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sec
The Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect looked into Murong Bing’s bright eyes and solemnly said, “Bing’er, I can tell something is bothering you.”
Murong Bing inhaled deeply, a shaken expression could be seen on her face under the veil. Then, she replied softly, “Senior aunt, although I’m not your disciple, I’ve treated you like my master as well since I was young. Moreover, I’ve always confided in you and told you things I’m afraid to speak to my master about. In my eyes, you’re no different from a mother.” Her tone grew more and more emotional as she spoke.
“Bing’er, are… are you alright?” the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect asked worriedly. Her expression changed as well. She could tell something was amiss based on Murong Bing’s tone. In fact, there was something not many people are privy to. Murong Bing was actually her elder twin sister’s biological daughter. This meant that Murong Bing was her niece. In the past, her twin sister had met a wicked man, and as a result, her twin sister eventually chose to end her life, leaving a daughter behind. Since she was already the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect at that time, she did not bring Murong Bing back to the sect to personally raise her to prevent the sect’s disciples from gossiping about Murong Bing. Therefore, she had sent her niece to her junior sister. That was how her junior sister became her niece’s master. Nobody knew about this, including Murong Bing and her junior sister.
“Senior aunt, I…” Murong Bing said before she trailed off. She did know how to explain herself. After all, she had lost her purity. In fact, she was not afraid of gossip or people talking if news of this was to spread. However, just because she did not care, it did not mean her master would not care. She could imagine how disappointed her master would be if her master found out about this. After all, since she was young, her master had trained her to become the next Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect. Since she had lost her virginity, she had lost her chance of becoming the next sect leader.
“Bing’er, is there a need for you to be so reserved with me? Don’t worry, no matter what, I’ll help you. If you don’t want your master to know about it, I’ll keep it from her,” the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect said reassuringly when she saw Murong Bing hesitating.
When Murong Bing saw the sect leader becoming increasingly worried, she did not hesitate and bluntly said, “Senior aunt, I’m no longer a virgin.”
Upon hearing Murong Bing’s words, the expression of the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect changed drastically. She asked pointedly, “Who? Who did it?” Her eyes were brimming with killing intent at this moment. It was directed at the man who took away her niece’s virginity. In the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect, a woman who had lost her virginity could never become the sect leader of the sect. Although she was the sect leader of the sect, she would not be able to bend the rules for her niece. Moreover, the future sect leader would be subjected to a series of tests by the high-ranking elders of the sect before becoming the sect leader.
The Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect was an all-women sect. Although the sect did not intervene in its members’ private life, the members were not allowed to let their private lives affect the sect. Naturally, the requirements for the sect leader of the sect were even harsher. Sect leaders were expected to remain a virgin for their entire lives and not to be married. The founders of the sect had set this rule since they thought once a woman had gotten married, they would not be able to wholeheartedly focus on managing the sect. There was also the fear that the spouse of the sect leader would eventually take control of the sect.
“It’s an accident.” Murong Bin sighed. A purple figure appeared in her mind again, and she could not stop herself from thinking about him. She found it so difficult to forget him that her qi almost deviated when she was cultivating after she returned from Bloody Specter City.
“Even if it’s an accident, you should still tell me about it,” the sect leader said with a grave expression on her face.
Murong Bing nodded before she recounted everything that had happened a year ago to the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect. Naturally, she did not reveal the man’s name. Otherwise, he would surely die!
“As it turns out, it’s due to our Sect’s Guarding Celestial Weapon, the World Cleansing Horsetail Whisk… Bing’er, I’m so sorry that the sect’s matter had troubled you,” the sect leader said.
“No, I was too careless. If I didn’t destroy the body of the Celestial King from the Blissful Sect, nothing would’ve happened…” Murong Bing shook her head.
“Bing’er, who’s that man? What’s his name?” The sect leader’s eyes shone with killing intent when she thought about the man who took away her niece’s purity.
“I don’t know.” Murong Bin shook her head. Her eyes flashed briefly as she added, “I… I don’t know his name either.”
“Bing’er, don’t you know that your eyes would gleam when you’re lying? It’s been that way since you were young. It seems like you know that man’s name,” the sect leader said.
“Senior aunt, it’s all my fault. It has nothing to do with him. In fact, he’s a victim as well,” Murong Bing said.
“Little girl, you’re too kind. Killing that man is the only way to prevent him from spreading the news and ruining your reputation. You must learn to nip potential threats in the buds!” the sect leader said with a sigh. The killing intent in her eyes intensified as she demanded, “Tell me that man’s name. There’s no need for you to act. I’ll deal with him to prevent future troubles!”
“Senior aunt, please… please stop forcing me,” Murong Bing said helplessly.
At this moment, realization seemed to dawn on the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Sect, and her expression changed. “Bing’er, don’t… don’t tell me you’ve fallen in love with that man?” Due to what happened to her sister, she had no affection for men. Moreover, she did not want her niece to make the same mistake her twin sister had made. Since the mother had suffered, the daughter should not have to suffer because of the same matter!
“Fallen in love?” Murong Bing was confused when she heard the sect leader’s words. At the same, the purple figure appeared in her mind again. She asked herself continuously if she had truly fallen in love with him. However, she still could not come up with an answer in the end. Nevertheless, she was certain if the man were here and her senior aunt wanted to kill him, she would not hesitate to defend him even if it would cost her her life. She did not know if it was because she felt that what happened was her fault or if she had truly fallen for that man because he had taken her first time away.
When the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect saw the confused expression on Murong Bing’s face, she sighed. A resigned expression could be seen on her face as she said, “Well, forget about it if you’re not willing to tell me. I’m rather tired, you may take your leave now.”
“Yes,” Murong Bin said before she left.
After Murong Bing left, the resigned expression on the face of the Sect Leader of the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect vanished immediately and was replaced with a determined expression. “Regardless of who you are, I will never let you hurt Bing’er! Even if I have to expend all of my efforts, I’ll find you and kill you to prevent you from causing trouble!” Her killing intent was so intense that it seemed as though slaughtering thousands of cities would not be able to quell her anger. She muttered to herself, “Bloody Specter City in the Nine Specters County that’s under the rule of King Qing’s Mansion of Cloudy Rock Celestial Kingdom…”
Time continued to pass uneventfully.
In the tent of Miao Lai Long, the Commander of the Silverwyrm Army, in Blood Specter City.
One man was sitting while two men and a woman were standing.
The young man who was sitting looked at the people who were standing and asked in a low voice. “A-are you certain Duan Ling Tian had only ascended to the Spirit Overarching Heaven two years ago? Moreover, he’s only a Heavenly Celestial?”
If the men from the Silverwyrm Army were here, they would recognize one of the standing men who was being questioned as Miao Lai Long, their commander.
At this moment, Miao Lai Long’s attitude was extremely humble. His attitude was as though he was facing Liu Feng Gu, the City Governor of Bloody Specter City.
“Young Master Fei, there’s no doubt about it. If you don’t believe me, I can bring those people who ascended at the same time as Duan Ling Tian here for you to question them. Since they had just ascended two years ago, they definitely wouldn’t dare to lie to you,” Miao Lai Long said earnestly.
If Duan Ling Tian was around, he would recognize the young man who was sitting in the tent was Zhou Fei whose limbs he had severed. He was also the godson of Zhou Tong, the first Revered Elder of the County Governor’s estate.
The other two people standing were Miao Lai Long’s sister, Miao Lai Feng, and his brother-in-law, Yang Kong Ping, a Centurion of the Silverwyrm Army.