On the way back to the palace, Tie Bu Tian frowned. Sitting in his carriage, his expression was surprisingly… shocked.
I only wanted to be the first to know how he is doing in Great Zhao; whether he is in any danger or not, and whether his plans are going smoothly. Facing such great pressure, whether he could handle it… That’s all.
However, Wu Qian Qian reacted so fiercely earlier. It’s too much like…
“Both are pitiful people.” Tie Bu Tian let out a sigh. In an unwitting moment, he spoke these words.
“What is His Majesty’s order?” The two shadow guards asked at the same time, “Both are pitiful people? Who?”
“It’s nothing.” From within the carriage came Tie Bu Tian’s quiet and embarrassed voice. The two shadow guards replied and disappeared.
In the carriage, Tie Bu Tian reached up his hand and touched his burning face. As he thought of what he said, he could not help but internally laugh at himself; that just could not be helped.
Pitiful? Who is more pitiful?
At least Wu Qian Qian still has the black robe and the position of King of Hell Chu. But me… I don’t have anything.
Does being born into an imperial family means I have to be alone?
Tie Bu Tian sighed. Does anyone know that this emperor absolutely does not want to sit on this throne? All men and women’s greatest dream is the golden throne. But does anyone know that my greatest dream is to be like you people? To wake up at sunrise and go to bed at sunset, be a normal person and go through my days peacefully.
Tie Bu Tian wearily closed his eyes. His body gently swayed with the carriage as he slowly felt his heart’s loneliness like a hundred thousand feet tall block of ice.
The path of a ruler was a lonely one.
And I, Tie Bu Tian, must definitely be the loneliest of all! Because…
***** (Walk the Jiang Hu)
In the middle of the night!
Diwu Qing Rou’s ugly face was somewhat scary, “Sun and moon shined together? You verified this?”
“It’s verified!” Jing Meng Hun’s countenance was also not easy to look at. The moment he saw sun and moon shining together and dozens of bright crowns suddenly appearing in the air, it was as if he saw the sky collapsing.
“Sun and moon shine together, in the past ten thousand years, there is only one thing that could have happened. And it involves a saber and a sword.” Diwu Qing Rou took a deep breath and said, “Sunlight Saber and Moonlight Sword! Truly devious! King of Hell Chu, you have planned well!”
Jing Meng Hun was a little shocked.
When Diwu Qing Rou said these words, he was clearly grinding his teeth!
To be able to make Diwu Qing Rou have such an ugly expression, it was truly an incredible even. To be able to make Diwu Qing Rou grind his teeth, it was especially hard to imagine…
“All connected, all connected.” Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said slowly, “This is King of Hell Chu’s countermeasure. I never thought that King of Hell Chu would react so fast and so deviously like this!”
“React? Devious?” Jing Meng Hun was puzzled. Even if the competition becomes fiercer, we can still follow your plan and deal with it. What is there to be afraid of?
“You don’t understand. The scariest thing is not how they are competing… It is scary in the location King of Hell Chu will choose to have this competition detonate!” Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said, “There are two locations King of Hell Chu could pick. One is the royal palace, and two is Golden Horse Riders Department’s headquarter! The royal palace would be best; there might be some chaos for a while, but it is still acceptable. But if it explodes at Golden Horse Riders Department’s headquarter… all of our efforts will go down the drain, and all of Continent Center will also become a big mess. In fact, there is likely to be a loss to Golden Horse Riders Department personnel…”
“You should know that such a saber and sword will attract the great clans of Middle Three Heavens.” Diwu Qing Rou frowned, “And these people, even if they were lying in front of our door with their last breath, we still don’t have the ability to recruit them. We can only treat them and send them on their way… Given our position, it is not the least bit beneficial…”
“Tomorrow, I will go to Heaven Reaching Tower myself. Besides meeting the two Chu young masters, I will have to test the reactions of the great clans a bit. I hope… I hope that the worst case scenario will not occur…”
A look of worry appeared in Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes as he spoke slowly.
Early the next morning, Chu Yang had just left his bed when he heard a knock on the door. The manager of Heaven Reaching tower, Du Fa Cai, came to visit.
“Young master Chu, haha, did you sleep well?” Du Fa Cai smiled warmly.
“Not bad.” Chu Yang washed his face as he spoke casually, “I have troubled you. Manager Du, how do you know that I like this kind of Purple Orchid Fragrance most? I really cannot figure that out.”
Du Fa Cai said even more respectfully, “Young master is very classy; I had to run to a few places and finally managed to get Purple Orchid Fragrance from the royal palace. I am happy that it suits young master.”
Chu Yang wiped his face with a towel and said, “It’s still early in the morning; does manager Du have some urgent business?”
“Yes.” Du Fa Cai said respectfully, “It is the Prime Minister of Great Zhao. Diwu Qing Rou sent people to bring over a card. He wants to meet with you two young masters this morning. This little person is passing the message on his behalf.”
“Great Zhao’s Prime Minister… Diwu Qing Rou?” Chu Yang closed his eyes and showed a look of contemplation. His tone also showed a trace of suspicion.
“This Prime Minister Diwu is not an ordinary character!” Du Fa Cai kindly cautioned him, “With the strength of one person, he surprisingly brought Great Zhao to its current powerful state…”
Then he went on to talk about the subject nonstop.
“It seems that this Prime Minister Diwu left a big impression on manager Du…” Chu Yang smiled carelessly, “If that is the case, how could I not give manager Du face?”
He immediately received the card, and Du Fa Cai backed out.
Diwu Qing Rou’s card? Chu Yang immediately looked at the gold plated card and could not help but feel absurd. He smiled and opened it. The only thing written on there was: Peace to Brother Chu; ceremoniously, Qing Rou.
The words were like flying dragons and dancing phoenixes. They were strong and disciplined looking fortified like a mountain. There was even a sense of awe-inspiring power!
These words were analogous to words from an extremely close old friend who had not been seen for many years.
“With these words, Diwu Qing Rou is probably intending to lower my status.” Chu Yang smiled and put the card to the side. He thought to himself: It seems that Diwu Qing Rou is still suspicious that I am King of Hell Chu!
In any case, this punk still has the guts to come here… he has some courage. Chu Yang thought and suddenly shuddered. It’s not just a little courage… Perhaps Diwu Qing Rou, himself, is also a martial expert? This possibility cannot be eliminated…
Chu Yang had originally planned to have Gu Du Xing receive Diwu Qing Rou if he came, but he had changed his mind at this moment.
If Diwu Qing Rou wants to come, why should I hide?
Diwu Qing Rou is already suspicious of my identity. If I avoid meeting him, would that not make him more suspicious?
If that is the case, I will play one round with the current number one genius!
A meaningful smile flashed in Chu Yang’s eyes. This person is my greatest opponent in Lower Three Heavens. If I don’t meet him, there will probably be regrets later no matter who wins and who loses.
“Diwu Qing Rou is coming here?” Gu Du Xing ran over from the next room in shock.
“Should I deal with him or should you?”
“Let me!” Chu Yang said, “But you should also not leave to avoid complications.”
Gu Du Xing nodded. A sword intention flashed in his eyes, “Well… I can kill him with one slash…”
“Definitely not!” Chu Yang said in terror, “Who is Diwu Qing Rou? If he dares to come here, how could he not be certain of his safety? I guarantee that if we make a move, not only will we not be able to kill him, we will also have to pay with our lives!”
Gu Du Xing said casually, “I was just joking.”
Chu Yang sighed. How could he not have seen that Gu Du Xing was internally flashing with killing aura? He said seriously, “You absolutely cannot make a move! Got it?”
“Yes!” Gu Du Xing said reluctantly.
“Your hostility also cannot be shown!” Chu Yang prompted.
“Your sword aura…”
“Don’t you feel troublesome?”
Chu Yang did not say anything…
That morning, as the sun gradually shined over the land, Diwu Qing Rou leisurely sat on a simple carriage to go to Heaven Reaching Tower.
Accompanying him were only two people.
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian! With these two King level masters on his side, Diwu Qin Rou believed that even if Heaven Reaching Tower was a bay of dragons or a cave of tigers, it would not keep him from leisurely coming and leaving.
“Prime Minister, young masters Chu have been waiting for you for a while.” Du Fa Cai came forward and said.
“Mm, I have troubled manager Du.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled, “Did young masters Chu say anything?”
Du Fa Cai was startled, “Young master Chu did not say anything. But from his expression… it seemed that he is too accustomed to this.”
“Too accustomed?” Diwu Qing Rou laughed and said, “Manager Du, I have to bother you to lead the way.”
When Diwu Qing Rou walked up to the last floor, he suddenly sensed something and could not help but look up.
A vast field of white snow appeared in front of him.
Two youths in snow white outfits quietly stood at the top of the stairs to greet him. There were only two people, but Diwu Qing Rou suddenly felt an awe-inspiring air all around.
At the same time, a faint flash of sword aura moved in the air. It was not a killing aura or a pressure. It was a kind of spirit that swordsmen emitted during an unguarded moment.
Such spirit, even peak level swordsmen could not completely hide.
The fact that they were able to cover up to this point was enough to show that these two young swordsmen were using all of their efforts. And this kind of attitude was a show of friendliness.
It seemed that these two young masters Chu were a little bit curious about this visit of Diwu Qing Rou, but they were not the least bit hostile.
“Prime Minister Diwu coming here in person? I, Chu Fei, welcome you.” At the top of the stairs, the young man smiled brightly and warmly and performed ceremony without any arrogance or flattery.
He did not show flatter, arrogance or modesty. It was as if it was just another ordinary welcoming of a guest, and he was the sincere welcoming host.
“I do not dare. I have taken the liberty to come and visit. Being greeted by the two young masters Chu like this is, I feel ashamed.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled warmly, “Since you two young masters have come to Continent Center, I should use wine to wash the dust off for you. It’s a pity that duties have made me busy, I was not able to until now. I have made the two young masters look down on me.”