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Chapter 1373: Defiance (5)

    Chapter 1373: Defiance (5)

    Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation  Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation

    Wen Ya's eyes darkened. Even though she was aware that Gu Ruoyun was not someone who could be easily controlled, she never thought that she would reject her in such a straightforward manner. She had not even spared the Wen family's dignity.

    Wen Ya took a deep breath at the thought of this and flashed a graceful smile on her face, "Gu Ruoyun, I thought that you would put the fact that we had both entered the Secret Order at the same time into consideration and agree to join forces with me. I never thought that such a smart person like you would be so ignorant of what's good for you."

    She then looked at Gu Ruoyun and slowly exclaimed, "Besides, let me tell you something, only the members of the Secret Order have ever been allowed to obtain the Secret Order's inheritance. After all, only one person is allowed to have this chance every year. Yet now, you, as an outsider, have taken the inheritance away. There are many people in the Secret Order who are not satisfied with this. By then, many will step forward to provoke you. If you join forces with me, I can ask the Left Emissary to protect you. Otherwise, you have no kin or purpose in the Secret Order, I'm afraid that you won't be able to survive for very much longer."

    Zi Yun was extremely angry and glared at Wen Ya. He was just about to point out that Mu Chu was now powerless to defend himself but was cut off by Gu Ruoyun's calm, breezy voice.

    "If the purpose of your visit here is simply for these matters, you can leave now. I have no interest in joining forces with the Wen family."

    Wen Ya's expression turned extremely cold. She laughed icily as her dagger-like glare turned towards Gu Ruoyun.

    "Gu Ruoyun, I had given you a chance but you were the one who did not value it. Don't blame me for not helping you out next time."

    After saying her piece, she turned around and walked out the courtyard without any hesitation.

    Very soon, her figure disappeared from view.

    Gu Ruoyun fell silent as she stared at Wen Ya's disappearing figure. After a long pause, she said, "Zi Yun, Chu Luo, Wen Ya is right about one thing, the disciples of the Secret Order highly covet the inheritance. They have worked hard just so they could have the chance to receive the inheritance. Now, I've taken that chance away. They would never leave us to cultivate in peace so easily. You must be ready to face them at any time."

    Just because the Secret Order had concealed itself from the world for so many years does not mean that everyone was united to one purpose. How could there not be any infighting in such an ancient order? They were only united in the face of outsiders. Internally, they would squabble over promotions just like every other organization.

    If an order loses its competitive strength, it would be very close to destruction.

    Only a strong competitive spirit would motivate the disciples of the order to work hard in their cultivation.

    Hence, the elders of the Secret Order had tactfully accepted this.

    "Master," Zi Yun shook and stared at Gu Ruoyun puzzledly. "Elder Tianren seems to be treating you very well. With him around, perhaps no one would dare to cause trouble for us. Otherwise, the Left Emissary would never have received such a severe punishment."

    Gu Ruoyun shook her head, "Elder Tianren had punished the Left Emissary because he had used his public office position to avenge private wrongs. Not only had he prevented us from entering the Secret Order, he had also secretly tried to hurt us! However, it's an entirely different matter after entering the Secret Order. Only the capable deserve the inheritance. If we can't even deal with nitpicking disciples, how can we successfully receive the inheritance? Hence, if a disciple really does cause trouble for us, Elder Tianren will not stand up for us. He might even silently allow this kind of attitude."

    "Master, wouldn't it be troublesome for us in the future?" Zi Yun furrowed his brows and asked worriedly.

    Gu Ruoyun smiled calmly and replied in her usual nonchalant manner, "Since we're here now, we might as well stay and make the best of it. If the disciples of the Secret Order really do come and provoke us, I have nothing to fear!"
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