Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 116 Diwu Qing Rou's Letter!
Not only was the writing on the note grand, it also hit a meticulous edge. It was as if there was an incredible sword hidden within the letter. The letter itself had an enigmatic aura almost as though it was one of grandiose and mystery.
Seeing the words was akin to meeting the person. It showed the personality of the individual and Chu Yang believed that this could only have been written by Diwu Qing Rou himself!
This was an unexpected windfall!
“Minister, this Invisible Falcon…” Cheng Zi Ang said slowly as he unconsciously licked his lips and revealed a hunger in his eyes.
“The invisible falcon is an extremely treasured courier!” Chu Yang did not notice Cheng Zi Ang’s abnormal behaviour and asked thoughtfully, “Can it be retrained to work for us?”
Cheng Zi Ang regretfully shook his head, “Invisible Falcons only have one master in their lifetime. Moreover, in the case of a mature Invisible Falcon that can deliver messages, there is absolutely no hope.”
Chu Yang let out an “Ah!” and said, “That’s unfortunate!”
“Minister, Invisible Falcon meat is delicious…” Cheng Zi Ang saw that the Invisible Falcon no longer had any use, as he swallowed the ball of saliva which accumulated in his throat as he said it with a smile.
“You are saying you want to… eat?!” Chu Yang was shocked as he looked at the wretched old man. Then he looked at the tiny Invisible Falcon which was no bigger than a sparrow. It seemed as though it weighed only about half a pound in his hand… He was speechless.
After removing the feathers, there would probably be less than a quarter pound of meat and this old man wanted to have some wine with it…
“Don’t you know anything else besides eating?” King of Hell Chu pounded the table furious. It was such a precious specimen and he wanted to make a drinking snack out of it? Chu Yang really thought this was unforgivable!
Moreover, with enemies inside and out causing all sorts of chaos, he was extremely short tempered today; and this damn old man could think of was still food, how could he keep his composure?
Cheng Zi Ang’s head immediately drooped down. Then his balding head suddenly felt heavy rain from the direction of Minister Chu Yang’s mouth!
Outside, all the members of Bu Tian Pavilion were training as they watched the entire situation unfold. Everyone became quiet and looked at each other with a feeling of schadenfreude. They asked themselves who the unlucky bloke was. It was still early morning, and King of Hell Chu already rained down thunder and lightning…
Ahhh… I feel so sorry for him! Even so, they had a gloating look in their eyes and did not dare to stop training. Everyone made a show of “must train even if they were to train to death.” Perhaps the minister would come out and praise them!
“Go and tell Chen Yu Tong to bring all of the petitions, documents… belonging to Tang Xin Sheng to me. On a separate note, take care of this bird well. If it loses a single feather, Hall Leader Cheng should know the consequences.”
Chu Yang grunted coldly and said, “As for Tang Xin Sheng’s whereabouts, let’s temporarily put a pause on the search. All of the spies surrounding Tang Manor should be removed as well. It will be sufficient with just you keeping watch. The rest of the other’s cultivation levels are too weak. On the off chance that our plans are discovered, all of our efforts would be in vain…”
Cheng Zi Ang hastily nodded. He wiped the cold sweat as well as the saliva from his head and quickly backed out of the room.
Ahhh… My stupid mouth! I didn’t get any credit; just a yelling. And now I am stuck with this boring duty.
The moment Cheng Zi Ang stepped out of the room, the people outside became even more shocked. It was the number two man of Bu Tian Pavilion, Hall Leader Cheng!
King of Hell Chu was really cruel! He yelled even at his own deputy! Everyone was terrified, and immediately adverted their gaze elsewhere… They thought to themselves that Hall Leader Cheng was now extremely annoyed and disappointed; no one wanted to be the unlucky guy that fell within his gaze. They all quietly prayed: Let it not be me, let it not be me…
“Fierce Blood Hall, listen up!” Cheng Zi Ang rubbed his head as he walked out. Looking at all the guys dressed so neatly, a flame inside him suddenly burst up. He gave an earth-shattering roar, “Today, you will train three times your normal routine!”
“What?!!” The assassins of Fierce Blood Hall felt as if they were just struck by lightning; as they fell to the ground and started to foam at the mouth. Oh bother… we’re barely alive after normal training each day; now we have to do three times as much…
The people of Iron Blood Hall and Heavenly Secret Hall next to them roared with laughter.
They were all laughing when suddenly a great beauty gracefully walked out of Minister Chu’s room… It was Wu Qian Qian.
The moment they saw the Soul Demoness appear, everyone’s kept quiet and clammed their hands over their mouths. This elder martial sister was exceptionally beautiful, but no news that came out of her mouth was ever good news. Suddenly, all of them became tense.
Wu Qian Qian glanced over everyone and said with a smile, “Minister Chu just heard everyone laughing; he was very unhappy. Minister Chu said that since all of you are members of the same team, and yet you laughed at misery of others. He could no longer hold back… So the minister decided…”
When she got to this point, everyone’s eyes were wide open. Their jaws practically dropped to the ground, and they could barely stand straight…
Sure enough, it was not good news!
“Everyone from the other two halls that are here…” Wu Qian Qian smiled and continued, “… will also train three times as much!”
“Ack!” More than ten people from the two halls began to cough in shock and rolled their eyes.
Their happiness had just turned into sadness!
“Haha…” The assassins of Fierce Blood Hall laughed their hearts out.
Without paying attention to the crying and complaining people, Wu Qian Qian returned to the room.
“Elder Martial Sister Wu, come and look at this note… what do you think?” At some point, Chu Yang had pulled out the note, placed it in front of him and was now looking at it intently.
Wu Qian Qian thought for a moment and said, “I am afraid you have attracted Diwu Qing Rou’s attention.”
“Yes.” Chu Yang said calmly, “Diwu Qing Rou is finally aware of the danger. Moreover, he has also predicted that I would find out about Tang Xin Sheng and thus gave the order for him to retreat. But if you were Diwu Qing Rou, what would you do?”
“There is no doubt that I would quickly retreat and send for people to help bring Tang Xin Sheng back safely. After which, I would create an opportunity for Tang Xin Sheng to appear publicly using his established fame. He would then talk about how Iron Cloud has mistreated of him in order to create unrest within the soldiers and the public.” Wu Qian Qian said without a moment of hesitation.
“Yes, and what else?” Chu Yang faintly showed approval.
“Also…” Wu Qian Qian thought hard, “Diwu Qing Rou knew that these things would happen after you were instated. If you are capable of finding Tang Xin Sheng, you would be capable of finding others. Moreover, Tang Xin Sheng is not the only spy in Iron Cloud Nation. Therefore, in order to achieve his goals, he will have to decide how to immediately deal with you. He would not allow a great threat like you to affect his grand designs… Ah!”
When she got to this point, Wu Qian Qian was startled. He eyes widened as she looked at Chu Yang, “Chu Yang, you are currently in great danger!”
“Danger… Yes.” Chu Yang smiled and said, “It is impressive that Elder martial sister has managed to figure out these two points… Are you able to think of anything else?”
“There’s more?” Wu Qian Qian frowned and concentrated for a while. Then she shook her head, “I cannot think of anything else!”
“There are at least five other points that elder martial sister did not think about.” Chu Yang raised his hand with five fingers outspread.
“Five more points?” Wu Qian Qian was somewhat unconvinced; how could I not have thought of so much?
“First, elder martial sister should note that before this note arrived, Tang Xin Sheng would have already disappeared.” Chu Yang said, “This proves that Tang Xin Sheng is especially vigilant; he is also incredibly intelligent. He already sensed that he was in great danger beforehand. A character such as him is extremely dangerous!”
“With the speed of Invisible Falcon, it would have taken one and a half days to get here. And Diwu Qing Rou wrote this letter sloppily; which proves that he had already predicted that Tang Xin Sheng would be in danger even before receiving the news. That was why he immediately wrote and sent this note the very moment the news reached Great Zhao…”
“Diwu Qing Rou’s reaction was extremely fast and decisive. If we are to face him in the future, we must be very mindful of this. His sloppy handwriting tells us that he wrote this hurriedly. With his powerful position, the fact that he was hasty is a testament of Tang Xin Sheng’s importance to him. Because of this, it would be extremely useful for us to capture Tang Xin Sheng. This is point number two.” Chu Yang said.
“Thirdly, Diwu Qing Rou only wrote two words, dangerous situation, but he did not say what must be done. In other words, he still had some hope that I would not find out about Tang Xin Sheng. Either that or he wanted to let Tang Xin Sheng make his own decision.” Chu Yang smiled and raised up three fingers, “Therefore we only need to capture Tang Xin Sheng. He is our greatest opportunity in getting leverage against Diwu Qing Rou!”
Wu Qian Qian nodded in agreement, she had not thought about these points. This made her admire Chu Yang even more.
“No matter what Tang Xin Sheng decides, Diwu Qing Rou already knows of my existence. With Diwu Qing Rou’s character, he would never allow someone like me to continue living. This was a point you had stated. However, who would he send to deal with me? And at the same time also use to assist Tang Xin Sheng?”
Chu Yang said casually, “Our Bu Tian Pavilion has Revered Martial Artists. Moreover, there are as many martial masters in Iron Cloud. He would send someone he is certain would be able to finish the job. My guess is that he will send one of the four peak-level masters from the Golden Horse Riders Department; maybe even two to work together…”
He said each word with great gravity, “At the very least there will be one King level master! Moreover, he will be acting in secret in order to assassinate me! Diwu Qing Rou definitely intends on killing me with a single attempt without giving me an opportunity to fight back.”
“Lastly, even though Tang Xin Sheng might have disappeared, but he still left his family behind. This proves that he left hastily. There are two intentions behind this action: One, he wants to put a halt to all our actions against him. Secondly, he still hopes to return. In other words, Tang Xin Sheng has still been unable to verify whether or not we are watching him. This is some of my guesses: He is probably not hiding very far away and is still somewhere inside Iron Cloud Citadel. Moreover, he must have his own people around him. Even if he is a well-known individual, escaping far away will increase the chance of him running into enemies. That’s why he would likely choose to stay nearby. He probably also still has hopes that he would be lucky!”
Chu Yang smiled coldly and said, “Therefore, we just need to carefully deploy our plans and Tang Xin Sheng will still fall into our hands.”