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Chapter 296: The Sect Leader Wakes Up Grumpy Every Day (44)

Yun Niang saw her in this state and simply said, “You stay here to take care of the sect master. I’ll go have someone fetch water.”

Shen Mubai nodded in agreement.

Jun Jiuling on the bed kept his eyes tightly shut. There was no expression on his extremely handsome face, as if during the daytime, the sharp lines of his face added a touch of intimidating momentum, but his hands were tightly grasping Shen Mubai’s and wouldn’t let go.

When Yun Niang came in, she handed over a hot towel and said, “Cuihua, it’s your turn.”

Yun Niang’s eyes seemed to see through everything, making Shen Mubai somewhat uncomfortable.

After hesitating for a moment, she still took the towel and carefully wiped Jun Jiuling’s face and forehead.

Yun Niang sighed softly. “You know everything, don’t you?”

Shen Mubai vaguely guessed what she was talking about and nodded, “Hmm.”

Yun Niang’s gaze fell on her face, devoid of the usual charming demeanor and instead carrying a sense of heaviness. “When the sect master went into demonic possession in the past, although his martial arts greatly improved, during the ugly hours of midnight, he would become a different person, completely opposite to daytime, with no memory connection whatsoever, just faint awareness. We sought many famous doctors, but to no avail. Even the renowned physician Hua Tuo said that no one could save him from this condition, with or without medicine; it’s all up to fate.”

Shen Mubai thought for a moment; the system had once said something similar.

Yun Niang continued, “Cuihua, when you first entered the sect, we had thoughts of killing you.”

Shen Mubai’s heart tightened slightly, but she didn’t speak.

Yun Niang sighed.

“We couldn’t decipher the mysteries surrounding you, and rather than keeping someone with unclear intentions, even if that person isn’t a spy, it’s better to kill. But Wu’er treated you differently, seeing some usefulness in you, so we decided to keep you. Later, when you went to serve food to the sect master and the Gu worm showed affection for you, I had some thoughts.”

She glanced at the sect master on the bed, clutching the girl’s hand tightly, then looked up.

“Initially, it was just that, but when the sect master showed a special preference for you during midnight, Zuo Yi and I discussed how to get you closer to the sect master, with the goal of helping him cure this illness.”

It sounds helpful when said nicely, but it’s exploitation when not.

Shen Mubai also knew that if she didn’t have this kind of usefulness, she would have been killed long ago, so she could only remain silent.

Yun Niang seemed indifferent to whether she would respond or not, continuing her words, “Later, even the sect master during the day began to change towards you, and we knew we were on the right track.”

She stared into Shen Mubai’s eyes. “The sect master likes you, do you know?”

Shen Mubai was startled by her question, stuttering as she pointed to herself, “The sect master likes me?”

Seeing that she didn’t seem to be pretending, the melancholy in Yun Niang’s eyes faded, returning to her usual appearance, her lips slightly curved.

“Of course, the sect master likes you. Those people, like Wu’er, are thick-headed and only interested in eating, but I’m different. I’ve watched the sect master grow up since I was little, and I know his temperament the best. If he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t have kept you by his side for so long.”

Shen Mubai fell silent. She really couldn’t tell if Jun Jiuling liked her, especially during the daytime.

Yun Niang seemed not to care whether she understood or not, only saying, “The sect master likes you, so from now on, you are the wife of our Fire Lotus Sect master.”

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