On the blade, there was a mark of the sun. Of course Chu Yang was very familiar with this because it was him who carved it.

But at this moment, Chu Yang acted as if he discovered a new continent. He looked at it lovingly, unwilling to let go. He closed his eyes in elation and remained quiet for a long time.

After a while, he finally handed the saber back and said, “Thank you for trusting me, Brother Ao!”

Ao Xie Yun replied, “No need for formality, Brother Chu. I just grabbed this saber. If you want to, you can take it and study it for a few days.”

Chu Yang laughed loudly and repeatedly denied it. He thought to himself: If I were to really take it away, you would probably fight to death with me!

Ao Xie Yun finally took back the saber and smiled, “As for the secret within this saber, I just studied it a bit just now. But I have not discovered anything. Does Brother Chu have any pointers?”

“I really don’t.” Chu Yang said frankly, “But I have heard that this Sunlight Saber would only show all of its power when it is in the same place as Moonlight Sword. However…the legend is so old so it cannot be verified.”

Ao Xie Yun’s eyes suddenly flashed as he said meaningfully, “Brother Chu is right.”

Thus, the three people walked back side by side.

On the way, they saw flags fluttering. Diwu Qing Rou had made his grand arrival.

Things had ended here so Diwu Qing Rou would naturally have to come and take a look.

With a loud cry, the entire envoy came to an immediate halt. The soldiers parted to the sides to reveal a horse-drawn carriage in the middle.

The curtain opened, and Diwu Qing Rou could be seen sitting in the carriage with a casual expression.

Seeing Ao Xie Yun with Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing, all looking tall with masked expressions on their faces, Diwu Qing Rou frowned.

“So it is young master Ao and the two young masters Chu.” Diwu Qing Rou sat unmoved in his carriage as he spoke coolly.

Chu Yang was internally shaken.

Diwu Qing Rou had mixed up the greeting’s order. If he had accepted Chu Yang’s identity, he would have said, “So it is the two young masters Chu and young master Ao.”

But he has placed Ao Xie Yun before me.

What does this mean?

Chu Yang’s expression remained unchanged, but he had already come to an immediate decision: There is no longer a need to wait for the fight for Moonlight Sword to break out. The two young masters Chu must disappear right after they leave Diwu Qing Rou’s sight!

Otherwise, it would be too late!

“Prime Minister Diwu.” The three smiled and greeted back.

“It seems that Sunlight Saber has been taken by the Ao clan.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and said, “Congratulations, young master Ao.”

“We just got lucky.” Ao Xie Yun said humbly, “We’ll still have to see if we can unlock the secret within… As the Prime Minister knows, this is not simple.”

“Haha, I believe that young master Ao is capable of this.” Diwu Qing Rou laughed loudly ad he stared at the saber in Ao Xie Yun’s hand.

Diwu Qing Rou had extreme hatred for the Sunlight Saber that caused this great storm, but he was also a little curious about it.

“Please take a look, Prime Minister.” Ao Xie Yun smiled and readily handed the saber over. Yun Wu Tian stepped forward and received the saber. Then he handed it to Diwu Qing Rou.

Diwu Qing Rou swung his arm. The sound was barely audible when a great saber of one of the guards next to the carriage was immediately cut into two pieces.

“This is truly a good saber!” Diwu Qing Rou praised. He immediately saw the mark of the sun on the saber and his eyes narrowed. He thought for a while before letting Yin Wu Tian return the saber.

“Three young masters, please go on. I have to go to the royal palace and see to the mess. When I have time, I will definitely come to see young master Ao.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled, “Two young masters Chu, when will you be going back?”

“We will go back when it is time to go back.” Chu Yang smiled lightly, “But for the time being, we will still have to bother the Prime Minister for a little bit.”

“Haha… young master Chu is too polite.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and said, “Whenever young master Chu is free, I will look forward to drinking and talking with you.”

“Definitely.” Chu Yang smiled.

“I will take my leave first.”

Then, the group of five made way for Diwu Qing Rou’s caravan as it headed forward.

Chu Yang was still walking with Ao Xie Yun and Gu Du Xing as if there was nothing, but he had a faint feeling that there was an intense gaze on his back that did not go away for a very long time.

This kind of feeling made King of Hell Chu’s hair stand on ends.

Chu Yang did not want to stop, and Ao Xie Yun was also afraid of mishaps along the way so the five walked at the speed of light back to Heaven Reaching Tower. After a fond farewell, Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing went back to their room.

“We have to disappear right away!” Chu Yang said gravely upon closing the door.

“He has discovered us?” Gu Du Xing asked.

“Not necessarily discovered. If he has discovered us, he would have captured us right away.” Chu Yang said, “However, in these past few days, Diwu Qing Rou have been using his channels to investigate our identity…”

“Then Heaven Reaching Tower is probably surrounded by Diwu Qing Rou’s spies.” Gu Du Xing said, “How do we get out?”

“We’ll leave the same way we came in.” Chu Yang walked toward the window and gently lifted the curtain to look outside.

He could see numerous people from various places staring intently in this direction. However, these people seemed very ordinary with a special kind of hostile aura that was especially strong.

“If I were Diwu Qing Rou…” Chu Yang smiled and said softly, “… If I still can’t verify my opponents’ identity, I would temporarily spy on them and wait for the news. Moreover, my opponents must think that they have fooled me, and I have to wait for verification. Umm, if my opponents want to leave, they would definitely leave at night.”

Gu Du Xing said in a low voice, “So we don’t need to wait until night fall?”

“Exactly, we have to leave right now.” Chu Yang said casually.

“Do you need to write a letter to Diwu Qing Rou?” Gu Du Xing pondered, “In any case, young master Chu has to leave. Writing a letter to cause a blow against him doesn’t seem like a bad idea.”

“It’s better not to write anything.” Chu Yang took two steps and said, “The fact that we are able to leave and still boast about it, this could cause him be furious; it would be damaging to the next of our plan. In addition, even if Diwu Qing Rou is sure that we are fake, he would not dare to assume that King of Hell Chu came here himself… this… oh?”

Chu Yang got to this point when his eyes lit up all of a sudden. He quickly shut his mouth and clapped his hands together. He said, “That’s right! I have to write a letter to Diwu Qing Rou!”

Gu Du Xing was dizzy. Didn’t you just say that you don’t need to write a letter to Diwu Qing Rou; why are you in favor of the idea now?

“Diwu Qing Rou knows that I am like him. He surely does not know that I like to boast whenever I have the upper hand. Therefore, it would not be suitable for me to act like a petty villain! So he would also notice that if I am the real King of Chu, I would not have to leave a letter like that. But I am intentionally leaving a letter… What do you think he would think?”

Gu Du Xing smiled and said, “Of course he would be even more suspicious.”

“What I want is for him to be even more suspicious!” Chu Yang laughed.

Gu Du Xing packed up while Chu Yang raised his brush and wrote a warm letter. Then he put it into an envelope. Outside the envelope, he wrote the following: Dear Prime Minister Diwu; Chu Yang thanks you.

He immediately tossed the brush aside and laughed loudly.

Pulling Gu Du Xing in front of a mirror, they carefully disguised themselves.

Within moments, Chu Yang had rolled up the blanket on the bed. He placed it on a chair then placed it facing the curtain. He even set it up to look like someone who was sitting in contemplation from behind the curtain.

Then, the two went out the door.

Diwu Qing Rou arrived at the royal palace to see a miserable scene. His face was gloomy, and he could not say a word for a very long time.

“Is His Majesty okay?” Diwu Qing Rou said in a low voice.

“His Majesty is fine. But I am worried that His Majesty’s feeling toward you, after this incident, will be…” Next to him, Han Bu Chu said worriedly, “I am worried that he is even more discontent.”

“It’s nothing.” Diwu Qing Rou said casually, “Let’s go in the royal palace and see if there is anything still usable.”

At this very moment, on another road, a group of soldiers hastily ran forward. A plump eunuch sat on horseback arrived arrogantly. With the voice of a mating duck who was just poked with a stick, he said, “His Majesty decreed that we tally all material at the royal palace…”

Diwu Qing Rou looked at this plump eunuch for a while with a calm gaze then said, “If His Majesty sent you here, then we will just leave some soldiers to guard; let’s leave it to them.”

Yin Wu Tian gave the plump eunuch a cold look and spat, “It’s good to be a eunuch! Sitting comfortably on horseback, you don’t have to worry about getting beaten!”

“Poof…” Han Bu Chu choked with laughter.

This eunuch, named Lu Ren Jia, was the general manager of the royal palace. He was rude, and, while he might have been slightly fat, he loved to dance. Normally, he often danced with the maids for fun. Furthermore, he always thought highly of himself and gave himself a name that screamed the art of dance: Fantasy Night Phoenix.

Hearing this name, Han Bu Chu had once made the following evaluation: The name of this eunuch indeed speaks the truth. Phoenixes come in pairs. This Lu Ren Jia takes on both roles with just himself. This is really well-considered…

These words of Han Bu Chu had earned him the title of “Great Zhao’s greatest comedian” from Diwu Qing Rou’s entourage. However, because of this, “Fantasy Night Phoenix” also hated Han Bu Chu to the bones.

He had called Han Bu Chu a bastard behind his back. He might think he is clever, but looking at the three words in his name was enough to know. Can’t call out (TLN: Another homonym thing.) Can’t call out when he reaches the climax. What is there to be so smug about?

This punk might have been a eunuch, but he was against Diwu Qing Rou… Therefore, Diwu Qing Rou’s people did not get along well with him.

After he gave the order, Diwu Qing Rou directly turned and left without any desire to talk to the eunuch.

Lu Ren Jia sneered and pointed in Diwu Qing Rou’s directions as he was going away, “What are you showing off for? Hmmp!” This hmmp was sounded slightly jilted and infinitely soft. It was enough to give the people around him the shivers.

Then the pale and doughy man raised his arms and called out a high pitched voice, “Let’s go!”

After a long time, there was suddenly an inhuman scream from within the ruins of the royal palace, “Diwu Qing Rou, you bastard. The palace treasury is empty. The palace treasury is empty…”

The shrill pitiful cry was like that of an animal. (Walk the Jiang Hu)

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20 thoughts on “Chapter 287 – Getting out in time

  1. Great Zhao won’t able do anything for a period of time, time that Chu Yang’s allies desperate need to build up Iron Kingdom. Beside that, by arresting a great number of martial artists during the chaos and subsequent escape done by Chu Yang’s bros, martial circle probably will feel sore against Great Zhao, Diwu will have his hands full to do some PR and faces saving works.


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