Chapter 487: Emperor Ghost
Lu Sheng also wanted to follow them and see what was going on. However, the guests were still here, so she had to stay.
Mdm Chu looked confused.
She did not understand why Lu Zhou would find the Villa Master and Mdm of Snowfall Villa instead of the Chu Mansion when he was angry about the date Chu Sihan set.
Chu Hongzhong sipped his wine and did not speak.
Matriarch Chu glanced at her son and sighed secretly.
“Since my master and the rest are busy, let’s eat first.”
Seeing their strange expressions, Lu Sheng hurried to greet them with a smile.
Mdm Chu frowned slightly, and the panic in her heart grew.
She vaguely sensed something in her heart, but did not dare to confirm it, afraid that the result would be what she was worried about.
On the other hand, Lu Zhou brought the three of them into his room and let Lan Yi wait outside.
After the three of them sat down, he looked at Chu Sihan and asked, “You set the date?”
Chu Sihan was about to speak when Lu Ying stopped him.
She looked at Lu Zhou and sighed. “Junior Brother, this is all my fault. If you want to blame someone, blame me. It has nothing to do with Han Er.”
“Senior Sister, I know very well what kind of person you are.”
He had been fellow disciples with Lu Ying for so many years. How could he not understand how she was like?
It was definitely not Lu Ying’s idea to arrange the marriage during the Ghost Month. She was a person who knew her limits.
“No, what happened?”
The King of Hades could not help but frown. He did not understand what happened yet.
Lu Zhou said coldly, “Senior Brother, why don’t you ask your good son?”
The King of Hades frowned and looked at Chu Sihan. “Han Er, what happened?”
Chu Sihan was silent for a moment before suddenly getting up and kneeling in front of Lu Zhou.
His action shocked the three of them.
“Uncle-Master Lu, I know that my decision is too selfish, but I really want to marry Sheng Sheng!”
After Lu Zhou regained his senses, he sneered. “I’ve already said that your fate is only in this lifetime. As to whether you can meet in the next lifetime, that depends on your fate.”
The King of Hades looked at Lu Ying and heard her explain in a low voice, “The Ghost Month will be next month.”
When the King of Hades heard that, he finally understood why Lu Zhou was so angry.
He looked at his son and sighed softly. “Han Er, your Uncle-Master is right. Whether you can continue with Lu Sheng in your next life depends on your fate, not your private decision.”
He was the son of the King of Hades. As long as he got married in the Ghost Month, it would be a posthumous marriage.
In other words, in the future, regardless of life or death, or wherever Lu Sheng reincarnated, she could only be his wife.
Lu Zhou rubbed his temples and asked with a headache, “When you made this decision, did you discuss it with the girl?”
Chu Sihan shook his head. “No.”
He only wanted her to stay by his side forever and did not think too much about anything else.
Lu Zhou snorted coldly. “Then do you know that if you do this, her soul will dissipate?”
“Her soul will dissipate?”
Chu Sihan’s expression changed drastically. He really did not know.
“I... I don’t know!”
If he knew, he would not have been so determined to get married next month.
It was just that...
“Why will this happen?”
Lu Ying sighed softly and explained, “Shenger’s soul can’t enter the cycle of reincarnation at all. If you insist on keeping her in this world, she won’t be able to return to her original world. If she can’t, there’s only one outcome for her soul. That is... her soul will dissipate.”
When she told her son that they only had this lifetime of fate, it was because she saw her son’s obsession with Lu Sheng and wanted to remind him not to do anything stupid.
She did not expect him to almost do something stupid.
Lu Zhou looked at him and said lightly, “She doesn’t belong to this world. If it weren’t for you, she wouldn’t have any connection to this world.”
Chu Sihan’s eyes reddened immediately. He clenched his fists and said in an ethereal voice, “Sorry, I didn’t do it on purpose!”
He really did not know these, much less how severe the consequences would be if he forced her to stay.
Lu Ying sighed faintly. She stood up and helped Chu Sihan up. She persuaded softly, “Good child. Since you know, let’s change the date.”
Chu Sihan nodded. He took a deep breath and said softly, “I understand!”
Seeing his expression, Lu Zhou could not bear it.
“If you two are really fated, you will meet again no matter where. You don’t have to use such a small trick.”
“Thank you for your reminder, Uncle-Master Lu!”
If not for Lu Zhou’s reminder, he would have harmed her.
Seeing him leave in a daze, the three people in the room could not help but sigh softly.
“The reason why Shenger’s mother’s soul dissipated was because she did not belong to that world. However, because of my act of kindness, I forced her to stay. That’s why she ended up like that.”
Back then, if he had not saved Lu Sheng’s mother, she would not have met him and would not have had worries over giving birth to Lu Sheng. She would not have ended up like that.
The King of Hades patted his shoulder and persuaded, “Junior Brother, it was an unintentional mistake. Don’t blame yourself.”
Lu Zhou shook his head. “If only I had realized something was amiss earlier.”
If he had realized that something was amiss earlier, he would not have saved her from drowning and what happened after that would not have happened.
The matter of Lu Sheng’s mother’s soul dissipating had always been a calamity in his heart. It had been so many years, but he still could not get over it.
“Master, the Demon King is here.”
Lan Yi reminded him softly.
Lu Zhou nodded slightly. “Let him in.”
“What happened? Why did Yan Han act like he didn’t hear me when I spoke to him?”
Shangguan Dian walked in and asked suspiciously.
He did not see Lu Zhou in the front hall just now. He only knew that he was talking to the King of Hades and Lu Ying after asking Lu Sheng.
When he arrived, he bumped into Chu Sihan on the way. He called out to him a few times, but he ignored him and looked dejected.
Lu Zhou composed himself and raised an eyebrow. “Didn’t you go to the vegetable field? Why are you back?”
“I came back after plucking the watermelons.”
Shangguan Dian nodded at the King of Hades and Lu Ying before pulling Lu Zhou to the side. He asked softly, “Ah Zhou, I have something to tell you.”
Lu Zhou looked at him suspiciously.
“Chunyu Dong, Brother Bailian, and Fairy Wen Yin are here. They’re outside now.”
When Lu Zhou heard that, he raised his eyebrows in surprise. “Since they’re here, why didn’t they come in?”
“They said they wanted to find you for something. It seems like it’s not a small matter.”
Lu Zhou nodded. “I understand.”
“Junior Brother, what’s wrong?”
The King of Hades and Lu Ying looked at him curiously.
“Senior Brother Chunyu and my Senior Sister are here. They said they wanted to see me for something.”
Lu Zhou looked at the three of them and said, “Please accompany the guests in the hall first. I’ll go and see them.”
The three of them nodded at the same time.
Lu Sheng realized that ever since Chu Sihan returned to his seat, he seemed to be absent-minded.
He was still staring at her in a daze, but did not say anything. It was unknown what he was thinking.
“Lord, are you... alright?”
Her voice brought him back to reality. Chu Sihan looked at her and smiled as he shook his head.
“Nothing, I just wanted to see you more.”
His voice was very low, so low that only the two of them could hear him.
Lu Sheng glanced at him and smiled.
When Mdm Chu saw their actions, her gaze darkened, but she did not dare to say anything.
At this moment, Shangguan Dian, the King of Hades, and Lu Ying walked in.
Shangguan Dian sat in Lu Zhou’s seat, while the King of Hades and Lu Ying returned to their original seats.
“Uncle Shangguan, where’s my master?”
Seeing that Lu Zhou did not return but it was Shangguan Dian instead, Lu Sheng was a bit suspicious.
Shangguan Dian smiled and said, “Your master has some matters to settle. He got me to come over and accompany the guests first.”
Chu Hongzhong asked Lu Sheng curiously.
This young master looked like he was in his late twenties. How did he become Lu Sheng’s uncle?
Lu Sheng was about to explain when she heard Chu Sihan introduce faintly, “Father, this is the Third Prince’s close friend, Young Master Shangguan.”
“So you’re the Third Prince’s friend. Nice to meet you!”
After knowing Shangguan Dian’s identity, Chu Hongzhong hurriedly stood up and gave him a toast.
When Shangguan Dian saw this, he hurriedly poured himself a cup of wine and raised it to toast Chu Hongzhong.
On the other hand.
Lu Zhou had just left when he saw Chunyu Dong and the rest waiting.
When they saw him, Chunyu Dong and Wen Yin hurried over.
Lu Zhou raised an eyebrow. “Why are you suddenly here?”
Chunyu Dong said in a deep voice, “Junior Brother, something big happened at the Five Peaks!”
Lu Zhou frowned. “What happened?”
Bailian said in a low voice, “The Emperor Ghost escaped.”
“What?” Lu Zhou’s expression changed drastically. “Wasn’t he suppressed under the ice lake? How did he escape?”
“It’s Xian Jing.”
Chunyu Dong said coldly, “Xian Jing made a deal with the Emperor Ghost. He released the Emperor Ghost and the Emperor Ghost helped him and Xian Ya recover their immortal powers.”
“It’s them again!”
Lu Zhou gritted his teeth. “I should have killed them back then!”
Wen Yin sighed softly. “Master and the others have gone after the Emperor Ghost. We came here to remind Junior Brother to be careful of Xian Jing and Xian Ya.”
Given their vengeful characters, they would definitely not let Lu Sheng and Chu Sihan off.
Lu Zhou nodded and said solemnly, “I understand.”
He looked up at the three of them and asked softly, “What about you? What will you do next?”
Chunyu Dong said in a low voice, “We happened to pass by this place when we were chasing the Emperor Ghost. I came in to remind you that you have to meet Master later to continue investigating the whereabouts of the Emperor Ghost.”
Lu Zhou nodded. “Then be careful!”
In order to seal the Emperor Ghost back then, the Five Peaks had lost countless disciples and elders.
The three of them nodded slightly and strode away.
Lu Zhou watched the three of them leave before striding back to the Lu family.
Seeing his return, Shangguan Dian hurriedly gave up the main seat and pulled another chair to sit.
The meal passed in silence.
In the end, Lu Zhou set the date to the first of August. When the Chu Mansion saw that Chu Sihan did not object, they did not say anything.
After the meal, Chu Hongzhong privately asked the King of Hades about Chu Siyun.
The King of Hades said lightly, “Don’t worry. I initially thought that he would only wake up a few years later. However, recently, he suddenly showed signs of waking up. I believe that in less than a month, he will return to the Chu Mansion safely.”
Chu Hongzhong heaved a sigh of relief when he heard that. “Thank you, Villa Master Yan, for saving my son’s life!”
The King of Hades shook his head. “You’re welcome. The Chu Mansion taught Han Er well.”
“How is that so?” Chu Hongzhong sighed softly. “I’ve been traveling extensively because I was busy with business. I didn’t have the chance to teach that child anything. He relied on himself to achieve his current state.”
The King of Hades smiled faintly.
After sending off the rest of the Chu Mansion, Lu Sheng pulled Chu Sihan and asked about today.
She sensitively realized that Lu Zhou’s and Chu Sihan’s emotions were not right.
One was worried while the other was thinking about something and would stare at her from time to time in a daze.
“Lord, be honest. Did something happen today?”
Chu Sihan’s reaction, in addition to the sudden change in the date, made Lu Sheng feel that something was amiss.
“What can happen?”
Chu Sihan held her hand and rubbed it a few times. He said gently, “Uncle-Master Lu felt that it was not good to set the date of our big day on the Ghost Month. He reprimanded me and changed the date.”
Lu Sheng felt that he was hiding something.
“Otherwise?” Chu Sihan raised his eyebrows slightly and asked with a faint smile, “What else?”
She raised her eyebrows and asked suspiciously, “Then why did you keep staring at me?”
“I was just thinking about the marriage. Moreover, I was staring at you in a daze because you’re good-looking.”
As he spoke, he smiled and pinched her face.
Lu Sheng slapped his hand away and stared at him suspiciously for a while.
Seeing that his smile was still the same and his expression was considered normal, her suspicions dissipated.
“I saw that Uncle-Master Lu didn’t seem to be in a good mood. Why don’t we ask him?”
After his reminder, Lu Sheng remembered Lu Zhou’s emotions after he returned.
She nodded. “Okay, let’s ask Master.”
However, when the two of them found Lu Zhou, he was talking to Shangguan Dian, the King of Hades, and Lu Ying.
Seeing them enter, he paused.
“Master, did something happen?”
Seeing the grave expressions of the people in the room, Lu Sheng could not help but ask.
“You came at the right time. I have something to tell you.”
Lu Zhou glanced at Lan Yi, who nodded knowingly and continued guarding the door.
“What’s the matter, Master?”
Lu Sheng sat down and asked nervously.
“Xian Jing and Xian Ya have already recovered their immortal powers. They might come back soon. It’s best if you don’t travel far recently.”
The duo exclaimed in shock.
“Uncle-Master Lu, what happened? Weren’t their immortal powers destroyed?” Chu Sihan asked in a deep voice.
Lu Zhou looked at him and asked in a low voice, “Do you know about the Emperor Ghost?”
Chu Sihan nodded. “Rumor has it that this monster was formed by the greed left behind by an immortal when he ascended. It specially sucked human souls for life and was later sealed under the ice lake by the people of the Five Peaks.”
When Chu Sihan said this, he suddenly looked at Lu Zhou and asked, “Why did Uncle-Master Lu suddenly mention the Emperor Ghost?”
Lu Zhou said in a deep voice, “Xian Jing made a deal with the Emperor Ghost. Xian Jing released it and it helped Xian Jing and Xian Ya recover their immortal powers.”
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