“Ye Lang,” the archbishops approached Ye Lang.
“Oh, have you decided?” asked Ye Lang without even turning around. He was still staring at the crystal, deep in thought.
“We have decided for you to attempt this,” said one of them.
“Since you’ve decided, please leave the room,” Ye Lang gestured for the archbishops to leave.
The archbishops were so surprised they could only grunt, then turn to leave. Very quickly, they realised this was wrong.
“Why should we leave? We want to watch.”
“What use would you be? You’ll only distract me. Also, you might not be able to bear seeing the Sacred Lady with her injuries.”
“Oh, then we’ll wait outside at the door. Call us at once if anything happens,” said one of them. They looked at Ye Lang, then at the crystal, then walked out of the room.
“Sister, Little Seven, Xiaoyan, you all should go too. It won’t be pleasant later, I’m afraid you might not be able to watch,” Ye Lang suggested for them to leave after the archbishops left.
“Alright, we’ll wait outside too,” Ye Lanyu didn’t insist on staying at all but rather agreed very quickly. This surprised the seventh princess.
Then again, it made sense that Ye Lanyu didn’t want to see the Sacred Lady’s tattered body. It would be horrifying.
Ye Lanyu agreed not only because of this. It was mainly because she wouldn’t be able to help, and might even distract Ye Lang.
“I want to help…” Zhen Xiaoyan was the only one who was qualified to help.
“It’s alright, you should leave with them. Let me handle this, there’s no need for you to witness something like that…” Ye Lang shook his head, giving Xiaoyan a warm smile.
Zhen Xiaoyan’s heart felt warm as she saw his smile. She knew he wanted to work alone to protect her.
However, this only lasted a second. In a moment, her cheeks were puffed up…
“We don’t know if you’d faint again if you stay in here either. I won’t have time to deal with you too.” This was what Ye Lang thought. He didn’t want to have to look after another person.
“Hmmph! I’m not speaking to you!” Xiaoyan stomped her foot, then turned to leave.
“Oh, right. Don’t wait outside the door, I’ll need a very long time. A minimum of seven days, but it might be ten or even half a month.
“Do you need such a long time?” Ye Lanyu was surprised. She thought he was going to be done within a day.
Ye Lang nodded, “And that’s an optimistic estimate too. If the Lady isn’t in good condition, we might need more time.
“Won’t you be exhausted?” said the seventh princess, her heart aching.
“I don’t think so, I’ll only be controlling a few alchemy formations, and they’ll be running automatically on their own. I’ll just be watching them,” Ye Lang shook his head.
“Take care of yourself. Ask someone to help if you can,” the princess nodded, reminding Ye Lang.
“Mm,” Ye Lang nodded.
And just like that, the three girls left. They also told the archbishops about the time Ye Lang needed, then headed towards the exit. They still had to pass the message to Second Sister outside, and then prepare for the ranking competition.
Ye Lang was in there treating the Sacred Lady, there weren’t any immediate threats so they were not worried. It wasn’t his first time treating a patient either, he’d been working at the House of Confusion for a few months already.
However, based on Ye Lang’s schedule, this meant he wouldn’t be able to participate in the ranking competition. They wondered if the organisers would make separate arrangements for his special circumstances.
Or he might be dismissed from the competition- this would be the best outcome to Ye Lang. He was never interested in participating anyway, he preferred watching people fight instead.
“Lanyu, what happened? Did you find Ye Lang?” Second Sister was still waiting outside the gates. She immediately asked about him once she saw the three girls.
Second Sister wasn’t alone, she had Mia and Ye Lang’s nemesis, Fei, by her side.
Fei wasn’t there because she cared for him, she was there to take what Ye Lang owed her back.
“He’ll be inside for a period of time, probably about ten more days. You don’t have to wait for him,” said Ye Lanyu. As for why he was inside, she didn’t mention because she had already promised the archbishops.
“No way, this is the Cloud Palace! Why would that sick bastard be able to live in there?” Fei leapt in anger.
“Miss, please do not call my brother a sick bastard or you’ll have to deal with me,” threatened Ye Lanyu, giving Fei a look.
“He IS a sick bastard. He has a wife and yet went for a matchmaking event for a mistress, and he talks like an asshole too…” Fei would not back down.
“?? What? Matchmaking? With his personality, he wouldn’t do that,” Ye Lanyu very quickly refuted this idea.
“Lanyu, I think she’s telling the truth. Ye Lang once mentioned it in passing but I’m not sure. He said he was helping someone,” said the seventh princess.
“So he was helping someone… Tell me what happened,” said Ye Lanyu to Fei. She couldn’t ask Ye Lang now, and she wanted to know everything that happened to him.
“This is what happened…” Fei didn’t whine or beat around the bush with Ye Lanyu. She was intelligent, and she knew how to act according to the situation. Ye Lang’s presence only sometimes irritated her.
Ye Lanyu, the princess and Zhen Xioayan all listened quietly. They would always listen intently whenever there was a story about Ye Lang. They wouldn’t ruin the moment or miss any detail.
Second Sister was also curious what Ye Lang did, so she listened too. Mia had no choice but to stay and listen by her side.
Ye Lang sounded like a horrible person from Fei’s descriptions- but the girls were smart enough to differentiate which parts were exaggerated.
However, for him to participate in a matchmaking event was indeed a horrible concept.
Only a person like Ye Lang would do something like that without considering the consequences. He only thought about his objectives…
“This is very obvious, Ye Lang was helping that Edward.” After listening to the entire story, Ye Lanyu and the seventh princess immediately gave a conclusion.