Gu Louyin frowned slightly when he heard the young man’s words.
Xiao Yuan said, “Master Gu, this is the Shidi I told you about, Mu Yingyang.”
Gu Louyin nodded lightly, “Something happened just now, the case of three corpses has come to light.”
“I also had a guess.” Xiao Yuan noticed the injury on Gu Louyin’s hand, “What happened to Master Gu’s hand?”
Gu Louyin looked at the wound and put his hand behind him, “It’s nothing.”
Xiao Yuan looked at Mu Yingyang with an expression of ‘no need to argue, I know it’s you’.
Mu Ying said angrily: “You are blind, can’t you see that I am also injured?”
Xiao Yuan had long been accustomed to his Shidi’s cheap mouth. Most of the time, he only treated him as watching a monkey show. Sometimes he would reply, but every time he cursed, [All Have] would interfere and tamper with his words. It could be said to have gone to great lengths for the sake of cultivating the affection between fellow disciples.
For example, what Xiao Yuan just said was obviously [I can see it, but you are still so full of energy despite being injured, which means you won’t die], but what others heard was: “Shidi is injured? Is it serious?”
Mu Yingyang’s expression eased slightly, “It’s a bit serious.”
What Xiao Yuan wanted to say was [A bit is a satisfaction to everyone], but what he said was: “Master Gu, what are you doing hurting my Shidi?”
Gu Louyin was at a loss for words: “I…”
“It’s not him,” Mu Yingyang said contemptuously, “how can he hurt me? It is……”
Of course Xiao Yuan knew who it was, and secretly gave Mu Yingyang a wink. Mu Yingyang understood, snorted coldly and didn’t go on.
Xiao Yuan asked, “Why did you fight?”
Gu Louyin informed Xiao Yuan about seeing another ‘Xiao Yuan’ in his room, omitting many details. Xiao Yuan said, “Coincidentally, there was also a ‘Gu Louyin’ in my room just now, who was… knocked out by my fan.”
Xiao Yuan and Gu Louyin glanced at each other and said at the same time, “Bronze mirror.”
Both of them had looked in the mirror in Lady Tong’s room. Their doubles were built by resentment in the mirror and were able to pass through the mirror and come to the world.
Xiao Yuan said, “The resentment on Lady Tong’s corpse and the memories of her life have probably been absorbed by the bronze mirror. This mirror is not simple.”
“Looking at the scratches on the bronze mirror, it has been in the world for at least hundreds of years.”
Gu Louyin said, “When the mirror people come to the world, what is the first thing for them to do?”
“Kill the original.” Xiao Yuan said, “This is the reason why there are three corpses, but there are no people missing. Find out who entered Lady Tong’s room after her death and you will know the identity of the deceased. The two female corpses were probably the maids who usually delivered meals to Lady Tong. As for the male corpse, it is very likely Steward Wang who lured you out. The child in Lady Tong’s belly might also be his.”
Gu Louyin said, “Whether that’s true or not, we’ll find out when we ask.”
“Fortunately, the power of the bronze mirror is still weak, and the mirror people are not very powerful. They can only use ordinary methods to kill people, otherwise all the people in the governor’s mansion would have died a long time ago.”
As the two of them were talking, Mu Yingyang could only feel confused. There was a hidden displeasure in his heart, but he couldn’t intervene. If he hadn’t known that the two of them were discussing business matters, he would have shut up the man surnamed Gu a long time ago.
Gu Louyin said, “I will explain this to the governor.”
“Okay, you go first and I will come later.”
Gu Louyin walked to the door, turned around and said, “Do you smell a fragrance?”
Xiao Yuan pretended to be dazed: “No.”
“I smell it too.” Mu Yingyang joked, “Did you order some incense? You’re just like a girl, you don’t even look like a man anymore.”
Xiao Yuan said calmly: “Maybe it was ordered by the people in the mansion.”
Gu Louyin lowered his head and murmured, “It smells good.”
Xiao Yuan didn’t want them to pay attention to it anymore and said, “Master Gu, let me bandage the injury on your hand. I have some medicine here.”
“It’s a minor injury, it won’t hinder me.”
After Gu Louyin left, there were only two fellow disciples left in the room. Mu Yingyang stared at Xiao Yuan and said, “Why didn’t you offer to bandage me?”
“You have an internal injury, it’s useless to bandage it.”
Mu Yingyang was furious, “Xiao Yuan!”
Xiao Yuan pressed Mu Yingyang’s shoulder, asked him to sit on the bed and said with a smile: “Shidi, don’t be angry. Don’t you remember that anger is the most dangerous thing for internal injuries?”
“It’s clear that you are deliberately pissing me off!”
Xiao Yuan said casually, “How can I be willing to do so.”
Mu Yingyang hummed, his face not so stinky anymore.
“By the way,“ Xiao Yuan asked, knowing the answer, “why did you come to Luling City? Did you come looking for me?”
Mu Yingyang’s eyes flashed, “Yes… Shizun ordered me to take you back.”
“Shidi lied again.” Xiao Yuan said unhurriedly, “With Shizun’s character, if he really wanted me to go back, he would have come to find me himself a long time ago. How could it take so long to send you here?”
Mu Yingyang could not refute. A month ago, when he and his Shizun learned that Xiao Du was mistaken when recognizing Xiao Yuan as his younger brother, he couldn’t wait to fly to Xingtian Sect to bring his Shixiong back immediately. He thought that Shizun felt the same as he did, but he never expected Shizun to stop him. The explanation given to him was only one sentence. “This is a family matter of the Xiao family, and it is inconvenient for us to intervene.”
He was shocked and disappointed. He couldn’t figure out how their Shizun, who had always loved his disciples, could abandon Xiao Yuan like that. Not only that, his Shizun also forbade him to go to Xingtian Sect. He waited anxiously for a month for his master to go out, and then he was able to escape.
He rushed all the way to Xingtian Sect but not only did he fail to see Xiao Yuan there, he was also severely injured by Xiao Du’s palm. Fortunately, Meng Chi helped him; in addition to giving him healing pills she also revealed that Xiao Yuan was in Luling City. As soon as he recovered from his injury, he immediately rushed to Luling City. Because of Shixiong’s unforgettable appearance, his inquiries had brought him to the governor’s mansion without much effort. As a result, when he saw the scene of ‘Xiao Yuan’ throwing his arms around Gu Louyin, he was so angry that his insides hurt.
“You go back with me.” Mu Yingyang said, “Although Shizun didn’t say anything, in his heart he definitely wants you to go back.”
Xiao Yuan didn’t hesitate for a moment: “I won’t go back.”
Xiao Yuan said, half-true and half-false: “My house and my bed are occupied by my Shidi and I have no place to live after I return.”
“You… I’ll give them back, I’ll give them back okay! ”
“’Give back’? “Xiao Yuan showed a surprised expression, “Shidi, don’t tell me you really lived in my room and slept in my bed?”
Mu Yingyang stood up with a swish, his face flushed with indignation, “Xiao Yuan, don’t push it!”
Xiao Yuan didn’t hold back his laughter. It was his ambition since childhood to take his toxic Shidi down a notch. Mu Yingyang’s face kept turning red and white alternately for a while, which was really interesting. Unfortunately, if he continued [All Have] would surely come out to stop him, so it was better to leave it alone.
Xiao Yuan said solemnly: “Shidi, you don’t have to waste any more time, I won’t go back.”
Mu Yingyang gritted his teeth and said, “Where can you go if you don’t go back to your shimen?! Xingtian Sect? You pretended to be Xiao Du’s younger brother. You should burn incense that he didn’t kill you. Are you still thinking about him?”
Xiao Yuan said gloomily: “Who pretended to be his younger brother, it was him who blindly recognized the wrong person.”
Mu Yingyang said firmly: “You can’t go anywhere, you can only go back with me.”
“I won’t go back with you, I will follow Master Gu.”
Mu Yingyang almost vomited blood. He pointed at Xiao Yuan and said, “What are you talking about? Say it again!”
“I said I want to follow Master Gu.” Xiao Yuan said unhurriedly, “Master Gu is good-looking and has a high level of cultivation. He is also the young master of Yunjian Pavilion. Most importantly, he will not kill me.”
Mu Yingyang seemed to be so angry that he couldn’t say a word for a long time.
“I saved Master Gu’s life. I want to follow him back to Yunjian Pavilion and see what a splendid sight Yunjian Pavilion, the number one in the world, is.”
Mu Yingyang barely recovered his voice and asked, “Do you just want to go to Yunjian Pavilion with him? Don’t you have any other thoughts?!” While Mu Yingyang said that, a scene that he had seen not long ago reappeared in his mind.
Xiao Yuan said lightly: “Yes.”
Mu Yingyang: “!!!”
“I do have other thoughts.”
Mu Yingyang was so shocked that he was barely able to say a few words: “Do you like…”
Before he finished speaking, a steward of the mansion knocked on the door and said, “Master Immortal, his lordship invites Master Immortal to come over.”
“Got it.” Xiao Yuan said, “Shidi, your Shixiong is going to get down to business.”
Mu Yingyang said without hesitation: “I will go with you.”
In the main hall of the governor’s mansion, all relevant people had gathered. The governor heard the general idea from Gu Louyin and was scared out of his wits. “Master Immortal, my Shou clan has always been a family that lives in peace. How could there be such evil things in the family?” The governor noticed Mu Yingyang and hurriedly said, “Who is this?”
Xiao Yuan: “My Shidi.”
The governor said diligently: “It turns out that he is also an immortal! I wonder if this Master Immortal is married or not?”
“My Shidi is still young and ignorant, so the governor should stop joking with him.”
Mu Yingyang: “I’m not…”
“Let’s talk about the mirror first – before Lady Tong, who lived in her room?”
The governor looked embarrassed: “Well…”
Xiao Yuan smiled and said, “My lord, in times like this, no one can help you if you try to hide something.”
The governor hastily said, “What is Master Immortal saying? Who could live in such a place? Just unpopular concubines, servants who made mistakes and some maids and boys who were sick and couldn’t be put anywhere else, to linger for a few days and be thrown out when they died.”
“That’s it. Resentment is rampant there and Yin qi is extremely heavy. The bronze mirror itself is also quite old, so it is not surprising that it turned into a device of grievances. Lady Tong’s death was just the last straw that crushed the camel.”
Gu Louyin asked, “Can the identities of the three corpses be confirmed?”
The steward who invited Xiao Yuan said: “This little one counted the number of people according to what Master Immortal said, and there are indeed three people missing. Two of them are the maids who usually delivered meals to Auntie Tong, and one is… Steward Wang.”
Seeing that he was exposed, ‘Steward Wang’ was not going to give up and fled as expected. Gu Louyin said, “These three people have already died, and what you see is just an illusion in the mirror.”
“These inhuman, ungodly things, Master Immortal must catch them so that they do not harm the world!”
Seeing the governor’s panic, Xiao Yuan smiled and said, “It’s easy to say. There is one more thing that your lordship should know.”
The governor shivered and said, “What, what’s the matter?”
“After Lady Tong was abandoned by your lordship, although she was trapped in the backyard, she was not crazy. Not only that, she also gradually fell in love with Steward Wang, and a little pearl was secretly conceived.”
The governor’s face turned green, “B*tch!”
“It’s a pity that Steward Wang was just playing around, seeking the joys of flesh. After learning that she was pregnant, he forced her to have an abortion for fear of her being exposed and implicating him. Lady Tong encountered two treacherous men in a row and in despair she hung herself in front of the mirror. The bronze mirror, which had absorbed enough resentment, turned into a sharp weapon and killed all three people who saw Lady Tong’s body and knew her secret, and then created an illusion that made everyone think that these three people were still alive. Fortunately, Master Gu and I arrived in time, otherwise everyone in the governor’s mansion would follow in the steps of those three, and the governor’s mansion would also become a place in the mirror.”
Gu Louyin whispered, “How do you know so much detail?”
Xiao Yuan leaned into Gu Louyin’s ear and said, “I made it up, eight or nine points of it anyway.”
A burst of fragrance reached him; Gu Louyin only felt his earlobes burn slightly and he tilted his head subconsciously.
Mu Yingyang watched the two of them, following every movement of theirs with his eyes. “What are you two whispering about?” he said coldly.
Xiao Yuan said, “Do you want to know? I won’t tell you.”
Mu Yingyang: “…! ”