Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 195 Wrong And Right!
“Sir!” Old Sa, who was covered in injuries arrived later. At that moment, he suddenly let out a loud roar and jumped up. However, while he was in midair, hundreds of spears pierce into him almost instantaneously…
The battlefield unexpectedly fell into silence!
Looking at the entire chaotic area and all of the structures that had collapsed during the fight, everyone felt as if they had just awoken from a dream.
Only fresh blood was quietly pouring out the wounded’s body; there were even babbling sounds as it flowed on the ground…
“It’s finally over!” Chu Yang stood there weakly and muttered, “I cannot believe that the price we had to pay in order to surround these two King level masters would have been this costly…”
In a flash, his body nearly fell to the ground. Though Kong Shang Xin’s last move was made when he was already burnt out, it still almost destroyed Chu Yang!
If Ji Mo was hit by that palm strike, it would have surely struck him in the middle of his chest. However, since Chu Yang ran up and took it in place of him, it had hit his right chest instead. This resulted in his internal organs being shocked and it had broken a few of his ribs.
However, the most fortunate part was that Kong Shang Xin only had that amount of strength left within his body. If that wasn’t the case and the Nine Tribulations Sword spirit had not taken the initiative to act, it was likely that Chu Yang’s life would have hung in the balance!
“With the exception of the injured, chase down and capture Yin Wu Fa who has managed to escape!” Chu Yang gave the order. There was a sweet taste his throat all of a sudden. He spat out blood as he crumbled.e
What Chu Yang found strange was what Tie Bu Tian was actually doing. Why had he not come when such a big incident had occurred? Moreover, the two Shadow Guards were nowhere to be seen.
If at least one of them had turned up, this battle would not have been as tragic as it was.
It had finally come to an end, and Iron Cloud Citadel returned to its original state of peace and calm.
Nevertheless, they maintained the same vigilance in hunting down the remaining people of the Golden Horse Riders Department. In Iron Cloud Citadel, the investigations continued as before. This investigation also began for the entire Iron Cloud Nation territory up to the border of Great Zhao…
However, Chu Yang was already aware that this method would likely no longer be very effective. The chances of catching a King level master who had already escaped was very small…
Right now, Chu Yang rested on a cushioned seat, recovering from his injuries.
Ji Mo’s injuries had been much less severe compared to his. While waiting inside for a while, he immediately felt uncomfortable and Chu Yang had to get people to send him back to the Heavenly Armament Pavilion.
As he left, Ji Mo remained silent and did not utter a single word. It was as though he was following Chu Yang as per usual. Sustaining an injury for an individual in Jiang Hu was extremely common.
However, in his eyes, there was a hint of reflection and his attitude was solemn as he thought about the events that happened today. He looked at Chu Yang with new found respect and his cynicism was no longer there.
All of the descendants of the great clans had very intelligent and shrewd minds. It couldn’t be said that he became entirely loyal to Chu Yang simply because he saved his life this time… This was just impossible!
Moreover, the reason Chu Yang had to jump up to take an injury for him was that he had rushed up to help Chu Yang earlier.
However, Chu Yang had already sown the seed of “brotherhood” into his mind!
What were brothers?
In blood-soaked battles, you still would help each other. For your brothers, you would fight to your last drop of blood. Kong Shang Xin and Yin Wu Fa were a perfect example of brotherhood.
Kong Shang Xin was an infamous thief while Yin Wu Fa was a vicious assassin known far and wide. Moreover, there was also something else: They were both enemies and had caused a lot of damage to the army.
However, despite their notorious reputations and their standings as each other’s enemies, it could not cover up the brotherly love between the both of them while they stood at the boundary between life and death!
While they hated these two to the bones, who in this life did not admire the brotherly love between those two?
This was what brothers were!
When Ji Mo pensively returned, the sky was almost bright.
Chu Yang quietly lay in Bu Tian Pavilion thinking about Kong Shang Xin’s final action. That saber light was as brilliant as the sunlight; King level golden aura blew up in the air… he then looked right at his martial brother who had escaped with such deep sincerity…
After thinking for a while, Chu Yang sighed: Brothers like that are worthy of being brothers!
If Yin Wu Fa was able to have a brother like that in this lifetime, whether he would live or die, he would have no regrets!
Chu Yang had three broken ribs and every breath caused him agonizing pain. However, this pain remained as a reminder of Kong Shang Xin’s moment of desperation at that time. Because of that, he sighed again…
It could be said that Kong Shang Xin died by Chu Yang’s hand. With the tip of Nine Tribulations Sword, Chu Yang pierced right to the heart and killed him!
Chu Yang had no regrets killing Kong Shang Xin. Chu Yang was touched by being able to witness the enemies’ brotherly love. However, enemies would always be enemies… Minister Chu could not help but sigh.
Chu Yang’s lamenting made Wu Qian Qian, who stood next to him, hurt. She softly counseled, “You are already severely injured; what are you sighing for? Just focus on your recuperation. Even if you have to worry about things which might be as great as the heavens, you should wait until after you have fully recovered to worry about it.”
After hearing her words, Chu Yang softly sighed and asked, “Have there any recent news from the sect?”
“No.” Wu Qian Qian’s countenance was a bit sad as she said with her head down, “It has been a very long time since I received any sort of news from my father.”
“Ah…” Chu Yang looked down and let out a sigh of relief. Looking dreamily outside the window, he said softly, “Each time I get injured, I really miss my master…”
Wu Qian Qian’s hands trembled. Her heart beat erratically and she there, stunned for brief a moment. Her gaze on Chu Yang suddenly became even more gentle, and she said softly, “Me, too! Each time I am injured or sick, all I want to do is stay in my mother’s arms and enjoy her warmth… that is only part of being human.”
Wu Qian Qian suddenly felt that, at this moment, Chu Yang was acting like his age, a junior martial brother who was injured, weak and emotional…
She was able to understand Chu Yang and his solitary as an injured individual far away from all of his loved ones. This thus forced him to deal with his own situation himself and take care of himself independent of anyone else.
However, what she was unaware was that Chu Yang was referring to the injuries he referred to were from his previous life. Back then, Chu Yang was always by himself. Every time he was injured, he would have to wrap himself up in a corner and heal himself as he reminisced about his youth when Meng Chao Ran would take care of him whenever he was injured or sick.
Every time he remembered these incidents, his heart became extremely sad…
“Haha,” Chu Yang chuckled and said, “But I don’t act like a baby.”
Wu Qian Qian charmingly glanced at him and said, “You are a man; if you act like a baby, people will laugh at you.” As she said this, she brought over a bowl of medicine that had been cooled down somewhat and tasted it with a spoon. Then she gently sat down next to his bed and said, “Come on, take your medicine. Open your mouth… be good.”
Wu Qian Qian’s tone was gentle as if she was dealing with a child. Chu Yang felt emotional and did not know whether to laugh or cry.
“It might be a while before Senior Du arrives. It seems like there is a problem in the royal palace.” Wu Qian Qian said.
“It’s just a little injury. What are you bothering Senior Du for?” There was a faint flash in Chu Yang’s eyes.
“Minister, the prince has arrived!” Chen Yu Tong came in and reported.
Before he finished his sentence, Tie Bu Tian had already walked in. His countenance was calm and cold as always, but his eyes were filled with exhaustion.
“Minister Chu, I am truly sorry. I have arrived too late!” Tie Bu Tian stood in front of Chu Yang’s bed; his first words were his apology.
This surprised Wu Qian Qian greatly. He was the prince of a country and yet his first words were an apology to Chu Yang…
“There is nothing to be sorry about!” Chu Yang casually said, “I am sure Your Majesty knows how many people died in this battle?”
“I am truly sorry about this. I have been extremely anxious. Last there, I received news from the palace that Father’s condition had suddenly taken a turn for the worse. Senior Du mentioned that it was possible that very night that… Therefore, I went their hastily. The two shadow uncles who protected him had to use all of their strengths in order to stabilize Father’s energy… It wasn’t until early this morning that I found out that such a large incident had occurred within the citadel. Moreover, Minister had succeeded and accomplished the objective of the operation…”
There was a hint of guilt in Tie Bu Tian’s tone.
He was also aware that if he had worked with Chu Yang from the start, the casualties of this big battle would have been reduced by half or perhaps even more!
However, given the concerns and his chaotic state of mind, Tie Bu Tian still went into the royal palace despite knowing that Chu Yang was going to make a big move last night.
“Ah…” Chu Yang sighed. Tie Bu Tian’s apologetic attitude was extremely sincere and Chu Yang did not know what else to say. Moreover, this could not really be blamed on Tie Bu Tian. His father was seriously ill, and he couldn’t just ignore that…
Moreover, Tie Bu Tian went into the royal palace before Chu Yang had made all of his arrangements. This made it even more difficult to blame him.
“Minister! The aftermath of the battle has been tallied…” Chen Yu Tong came in once again with a heavy heart.
“Umm, how is it?” Chu Yang asked.
“The number of soldiers who lost their lives in battle is three thousand three hundred seventy people! The number of injured is nine hundred sixty-three.” Chen Yu Tong said, “These are the military’s loss. On Bu Tian Pavilion’s side, the number of people who died in battle is seventy-seven people, and the number of injured is thirty-five people. As for the justice department, one hundred sixty people lost their lives, and ninety-four people are injured…”
“Bu Tian Pavilion’s Hall Leader Cheng is also severely injured just as the Minister is as well.” Chen Yu Tong immediately sighed right after he was done talking.
Tie Bu Tian who had been seated at the side, gasped in surprise at numbers that had been reported!
“Eight people! A total of eight enemies! Among them, four people died from arrows. This casualty was mainly caused by the hands of the four remaining people. Moreover, among these four, three were very aggressive. Every one of them took the lives of more than a thousand of our people.” Chu Yang said faintly, “This is the strength of our enemy.”
Tie Bu Tian’s face suddenly reddened.
Despite having powerful martial experts on his side, he had brought them into the royal palace! If these two martial experts were to join in the fight, it was likely that the casualty number would definitely have been reduced!
In fact, it might not even have existed!
But it was not so!
Chu Yang did not say anything else, but Tie Bu Tian could hear Chu Yang’s meaning in his voice: Your father is a father, but how many fathers do these more than four thousand people have? How many are fathers, themselves?
Tie Bu Tian was stunned for a while. Then, with a guilty face, he said slowly, “I… have no nothing to say.”