Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 173 Simultaneously Luring Two Snakes Out Of The Hole!
“This youth has thought about this. Given the strength of both of you, you are probably unafraid of them. However, there is an issue… this concerns the Sword King. He is severely injured and if enemies were to strike…” Chu Yang continued slowly, “I am afraid that this would negatively affect his state…”
The King level leader Soul Catcher was startled. He immediately replied and said, “Yes, you are indeed very thorough…”
He thought of the Sword King who was hanging precariously at death’s door. Forget about fighting, even a big shock could possibly cause his condition to take a turn for the worse.
This King of Hell Chu is being considerate of us… King level leader Soul Catcher could not help but feel a little embarrassed about being angry with him.
“Please prepare a little; as the saying goes ‘caution leads to fewer worries’…” Then Chu Yang said sincerely, “As long as you are safe and are not hurt, I will have peace of mind.”
“It has been tough on you!” King level leader Soul Catcher smiled warmly.
“Ah, this lowly official will take his leave now!” Chu Yang gently nodded.
The moment he reached the door, he halted and turned around, “Although you might not be concerned with the schemes of these clowns, I humbly believe that the earlier you deal with this potential problem, the better.”
He hesitated as if wanting to say something, but shook his head and said, “Goodbye!”
Chu Yang pretended as if he wanted to leave, but inside, he was thinking: Call me back… Call me back…
“Minister Chu, please wait a minute!” This one sentence from King level leader Soul Catcher was enough to lift Chu Yang’s spirit. However, he maintained his façade of hesitation as he turned and asked, “Senior Soul Catcher, what is it?”
“Of course we would want to nip the problem in the bud, but how would we be able to eradicate the enemies? Does Minister Chu have a solution? They seem to be like maggots who would burrow into your bones and deny you of any peace!”
Chu Yang looked hesitant; he wanted to speak but stopped.
“This…” Chu Yang wavered.
“It’s alright. There are no outsiders here; you can speak freely. Even if you say something wrong, I shall not fault you!” King level leader Soul Catcher encouraged.
“This… then I will speak freely!” Chu Yang replied.
“This lowly official think that they want to deal with us high-ranking people by means of assassination. Hence, they would probably not dare to make an attempt on the prince because success isn’t guaranteed. Therefore they are left with this lowly official and you!”
“Hence, due to that reason, I have placed a gag order on your location. By process of elimination, their easiest target right now would be none other than myself. In other words, this lowly official would be the easiest one to kill!” Chu Yang spoke frankly.
“Yes…” The two King level leaders nodded at the same time. They thought that this punk at least recognized himself as the most useless out of the three.
“They only need to set up an ambush around Bu Tian Pavilion and wait for me to appear!” Chu Yang sighed.
“That’s why I dare not make an appearance!”
“You don’t dare make an appearance?” The two King level leaders were dizzy. After giving us such a long talk and you tell us that you ‘dare not make an appearance’?
“Of course, if you want to make a move on them, there is a way; but it would be a little dangerous!” Chu Yang sighed and continued, “I just need to be bait to lure the snake out… then I am sure they will appear!”
“This… is a good method!” The Saber King slowly nodded.
“But it also gives rise to another issue.” Chu Yang’s face remained unchanged, but he was already cursing at them repeatedly inside. He then added, “Because my cultivation level is so low, being bait… is truly difficult…”
“You’re right about that; you are so weak that it’s scary!” Then King level leader Soul Catcher looked at Chu Yang earnestly and said, “If the assassin is a King level master then having you be bait is no different from just throwing your life away. You won’t even be able to block a single move from the enemy. He would take your life in the blink of an eye and escape thereafter. Killing you is truly extremely simple… and not a challenge at all…”
At this point, Chu Yang was already cursing eighteen generations of his ancestors. Such rotten statements and you still dared to say them. Do you have anything more annoying to say?
However, in the end, he had to reply with a sad accepting voice, “Although your words are tough for me to hear, I cannot deny the truth!”
“Yes, this is too difficult!” The two King level leaders frowned. They glared at King of Hell Chu with annoyance. After everything you said, are you able to do anything? You can’t even be bait, how can you talk about drawing the snake out of its hole?
“That’s why I have been sneaking in and out all this time; things have been really rough…” Chu Yang sighed and said, “It’s lucky that I always wear a mask at Bu Tian Pavilion, and not many people have seen my true face. Otherwise, I would probably have been assassinated already!”
“Wait…” As our King of Hell Chu was lamenting over his pitiful situation, something sparked in the “brilliant” mind of the Saber King, “What did you just say? You always wear a mask, and no one knows your true face?”
“Yes, that’s right…” Minister Chu was wide-eyed as he replied with a look of innocence, “Is there a problem?”
“Big problem! Hahaha…” The Saber King laughed with excitement. He immediately brought up a plan with the person next to him, “Third Brother, this is really simple. Wouldn’t it be enough if you just put on his clothes and mask? I mean, they only know him as the person with the mask…”
Chu Yang internally sighed. Wow! You finally thought of this strategy. Let me continue my dumb act then!
“Ah, this scheme is feasible!” King level leader Soul Catcher solemnly nodded.
“So all I need to do is wear your clothes and mask and walk into Bu Tian Pavilion?” King level leader Soul Catcher asked.
“This is difficult to say. But after last night’s earth-shattering incident, we have suffered a great loss while the enemies only lost ten out of nineteen people. This could be also be considered as a great loss for them! I imagine the shame of losing would be tough to bear while sitting still!” Chu Yang smiled and continued, “So if they intended to assassinate me… they would definitely make use of this period of chaos, and not let things be!”
“Then what are we waiting for?” King level leader Soul Catcher stood up immediately.
The Saber King laughed and replied, “I finally get to see third brother in action. At that time, I will definitely be on the side admiring third brother’s glory and lend a helping hand.”
“Little brother, you only know how to flatter others!” King level leader Soul Catcher snorted and added, “Since I am here, I will help you this once, little brother. But I rarely get the chance to fight, so you should not get involved and ruin my mood!”
“Of course! With your strength, how can there be anyone worthy of being your opponent in this Lower Three Heavens?” The Saber King laughed and flattered him some more.
“Only Lower Three Heavens?” King level leader Soul Catcher laughed arrogantly, “Even in Middle Three Heavens, how many people can stop my traversing Jiang Hu?”
The King of Hell Chu looked dropped his head and thought to himself: Traversing, my butt! Martial expert, my butt!
The Saber King laughed; he stroked his beard like an intellectual and asked, “Official Chu if you thought of this, why did you hesitate?”
Chu Yang smiled apologetically, “After all, their target is me. If I ask you to help by taking my place that would be a very cowardly thing to do!”
That was frank enough!
Chu Yang’s straightforward words caused the King level leader Soul Catcher look at him for a long time. He then answered, “Being afraid of death is human nature; what is there to be ashamed of? Especially since you are getting powerful help to stop a great tragedy. The fact that you laid out everything out in the open has given you more weight in my eyes!”
After he finished talking, he immediately laughed out loudly.
Chu Yang said a few tearful words of appreciation while thinking: I know your character too well! You like things to be tough and not easy. I can beg you to death and you would still say no. But now you have volunteered without me even asking.
King level leader Soul Catcher hastily grabbed the mask from Chu Yang’s hand. As for the black clothes, there was no need for unnecessary trouble. The Hei Mo black outfits were not so different from that of King of Hell Chu…
“Let’s kill them all without any further delay. Let’s go!” King level leader Soul Grabber walked out proudly as if the King level leader of Golden Horse Riders Department was waiting out there for him and all he had to do was reach out and grab him…
Chu Yang and the Saber King followed close behind him.
This scheme to get the snake to come out of its hole was extremely clever. King level leader Kong’s intention was to draw the snake out of its hole, and Minister Chu also had the exact same intention. The difference was when two snakes came out of their holes one of them would actually have fallen for the other’s bait!
As King level leader Soul Catcher walked out, whether it was attitude or posture, he was much more majestic than Chu Yang.
He walked with his head held high, an icy gaze, and his black robe fluttering in the wind. Along the way, anyone who witnessed this would have felt a terrifying aura pouring out directly from hell.
King level leader Soul Catcher walked with his legs wide apart and showed even more air. However, upon seeing this, King of Hell Chu frowned and thought: You have destroyed the brilliant image I have created for myself!
“This… it doesn’t seem too good!” Chu Yang said, “Senior Soul Catcher, this… can you pull it back a little?”
“Pull it back?” King level leader Soul Catcher frowned.
“Yes. When you go out like this, you look truly powerful and heroic. You move like dragons and tigers. It looks like you are flying on clouds. No matter who looks at you, they would surely recognize that you are a King level master, a very high ranking one!”
Chu Yang smiled, “If that assassin saw you, he probably wouldn’t even dare to make his move. It was more likely that he would turn and run away, so we…”
“That’s right!!” King level leader Soul Catcher smiled and nodded. He immediately pulled back his King level aura.
In the blink of an eye, the aura of a martial master that traversed the world turned into that of a high ranking official with the power to control life and death.
Anyone who saw him in his disguise would have believed that this person was capable of killing thousands with one command!
“Uncanny likeness!” Chu Yang was not kissing up to him this time. This man had learned his everyday appearance at Bu Tian Pavilion; he was almost like a second King of Hell Chu.
If Cheng Zi Ang and Chen Yu Tong were in front of him now, they would probably call him Minister.
“Let’s pick up the pace!” King level leader Soul Catcher was becoming more and more impatient. He was worried that he would arrive late and the assassin would be gone. He was like a hungry beggar about to go for a free feast.