Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 206 Hold Hands And Be Friends
Gu Du Xing proceeded to lead the way while Chu Yang followed closely behind. Gu Du Xing made precise movements which seemed natural to him. Each time he began to inspect a carriage, he would place his hand on it and mindless drag his hand along.
Through this process, Cheng Yun He remained close to the two of them while they walked on the pristine white snow as they went around the carriages inspecting everything carefully.
Each time that they passed a carriage, Gu Du Xing shook his head and exchanged glances with Chu Yang.
Despite having searched all of the carriages, they still didn’t find anything.
Chu Yang paused feeling somewhat surprised.
There were absolutely no signs on life on all of those carriages. Moreover, given the injuries of the King Level leader, it was without question that he would not be able to take action on his own. However, it seemed that he wasn’t in this caravan. How was this possible?
Could it be that his injuries had been so serious that he couldn’t be moved and instead had to remain in Iron Cloud Citadel?
Cheng Yun He smiled; he caught up to them and said, “What is it that you want? You can just take it; there is no need to be polite.”
Chu Yang looked at him for a long time before saying slowly, “You should know that I will always get what I want. Good people don’t speak ambiguously, there is no need to pretend in front of me.”
Cheng Yun He smiled with grief and said, “Of course I know, but I also cannot do anything about that.”
“Oh? He is here?” Chu Yang asked sternly.
“He is here…” Cheng Yun He let out a long sigh and said, “Unfortunately, you cannot kill him!”
“Please explain!” Chu Yang’s eyes brightened with a faint feeling that this was too much of a coincidence.
“The King level leader has already left this world!” Cheng Yun He’s eyes appeared to glisten with irrepressible tears. He continued with a hoarse voice, “We are just bringing back his remains…”
“He’s dead?” Chu Yang muttered. The King level leader that Kong Shang Xin had risked his own life to rescue died just like this?
“Where is his body?” Gu Du Xing’s eyes narrowed.
“Body…” Cheng Yun He said angrily, “Do you want to disrespect the dead?”
“Is he dead just because you said he is dead?” Gu Du Xing glared and said icily, “I don’t believe it.”
All of the martial masters around them instinctively placed their hands on their sword hilts and looked on in anger. Only Cheng Yun He knew about Yin Wu Fa drinking the Meng Hun solution. Therefore the others believed that the King level leader Yin had died and were truly stricken with grief. Now that they heard that this group wanted to profane the dead, they could not help but feel angry.
Chu Yang’s eyes flashed, and he said, “Seeing is believing. You should know that we cannot trust your words! Unfortunately, we don’t have that sort of relationship between us. If you refuse to hand over the person, you and your people shall die in a foreign land in this ice and snow!
“Fine!” Cheng Yun He’s eyes flashed as he made a bold decision, “Follow me!”
He strode to the second carriage and said, “King level leader Yin… is here.”
Pulling out the wall of the carriage, he revealed a large wooden board about two meters long. After that piece of wood was lifted out, a cold chill immediately blew at their faces.
The inside was filled with ice, and under the layer of ice was a frail body in black. Lying quietly without any movements, his eyes were completely closed.
There was not a trace of life on this person’s body. This was apparently a corpse! The ice layer had been laid on top of the body in order to preserve the corpse.
The face of the person in black seemed to be completely covered with a layer of white frost. If it was a living person, there should at least be a little bit of body heat…
That person was too familiar to Chu Yang; he was indeed the person that had interrogated Chu Yang from before!
Is he really dead?
Chu Yang felt uneasy about this matter and sensed that was something amiss. How could a King level master die so easily?
As if Cheng Yun He was able to read the thoughts in Chu Yang’s mind, he said sadly, “He was already severely injured and didn’t have enough time to recover from his injuries before being surrounded. He had only managed to recover less than twenty percent of his strength! Therefore by the time he broke out and arrived at our place, he was completely burnt out. After he died, the others cleansed his body and discovered…”
Cheng Yun He’s tone became extremely serious, “On his body, there are a total of one hundred thirty-seven wounds, big and small!”
One hundred thirty-seven wounds!
Chu Yang was startled. After the battle, Chu Yang had called in everyone who had seen and fought with Yin Wu Fa. After tallying everything, it was determined that he should have around one hundred wounds.
At this moment, that figure was confirmed!
The two looked at each other for a while and saw the thoughts behind each other’s eyes: He is really dead!
Death was the end; this rule was eternal. Anyone who disrespected the dead would be ridiculed by the rest of the world!
Yin Wu Fa had died and this trip was meaningless. Chu Yang was momentarily at a loss for words. While he still could not believe a King level master would die so easily, the truth was right in front of his face.
Gu Du Xing suddenly took a step forward and placed his hand on Yin Wu Fa’s body.
People shouted from all directions, “What are you doing?”
Gu Du Xing sneered and turned to look at the emotional subordinates. He said coldly, “Shut up!”
Then he grabbed the sword hilt with his right hand and quietly activated his martial energy with a very minute and odd movement. A powerful invisible energy flew out and went into Yin Wu Fa’s two feet.
This was the Gu clan’s specialty – Invisible Sword Chi! Gu Du Xing did this because he was afraid that Yin Wu Fa was faking his own death.
It was a kind of technique that was secret and would not be discovered by others.
As long as the person was alive, regardless of whether they were conscious or unconscious, it was impossible for them to endure the pain of their two legs being damaged! But Yin Wu Fa continued to lie there peacefully without any reaction.
Gu Du Xing arrogantly held on to his sword as he walked in front of their opponents. After a long while, he finally showed his disappointment and said, “Let’s go.”
Chu Yang let out a dissatisfied sigh and said, “The person is dead; it’s over. We won’t trouble you.” Then he immediately stepped toward Cheng Yun He and looked at him deeply, “We had wanted to use herbal medicine to make friends and create a foundation for our future in Great Zhao. We just never expected it to turn out this way.”
“You people want to go to Great Zhao?” Cheng Yun He’s eyes brightened. While he saw Chu Yang’s “herbal medicine to make friends” as total bullsh*t, he was especially interested in the latter half of what Chu Yang said.
“Not necessarily! Maybe yes, maybe no!” Chu Yang smile and said carelessly, “We are challengers, where wouldn’t we go?”
Cheng Yun He’s eyes flashed, and he said sincerely, “This is expected. If you are ever in Great Zhao, you must come and find me so I could be your host!” Then he immediately pulled out a jade calling card and gave it to Chu Yang. He said, “This is my address in Great Zhao. Please take it. If you have time, come and have a drink with me.”
“While I am not certain I will go, I shall accept your kind intentions.” Chu Yang laughed and received it happily. The moment he accepted that jade calling card, Nine Tribulations Sword tip suddenly shot out. It rushed from his dantian with incomparable speed, and, from the fingertip contact between the two, it went into Cheng Yun He’s body.
Cheng Yun He only felt a sudden chill in his arm as it went slightly numb. However, as he did not cultivate martial arts he was not aware of what had just happened. He thought that his opponent was testing him, and laughed, “I am really just a frail scholar. Please don’t mock me.”
However, Chu Yang did not pull his arm back. He continued to hold his hand and said warmly, “Men can make contributions without necessarily using force; you should not mind it so.”
Cheng Yun He thought wryly: When did I mind it? You are the one who is holding onto me so tightly and refusing to let me go…
When he sensed that Nine Tribulations Sword tip had yet to return, Chu Yang had no other way but to continue holding on to his opponent’s hand and buy more time, “Ah, I never asked for your name.”
“My surname is Cheng, hahaha…” Having a man hold on to his hand like this was extremely weird. Cheng Yun He could feel his hair standing on ends as he asked, “And you are?”
“My surname is Gu. And this is my second brother.” Chu Yang held on to his hand and was surprised by how supple his skin felt. He felt extremely disgusted by this, but he could not let it go. He had to shake it a few times and said, “Haha, wow… we really hit it off…”
Cheng Yun He’s countenance became even more pale. He forcefully tried pulled his hand back, but he discovered that his opponent was holding on too tightly. Being unable to pry his hand free, he grew more frightened and said with a smile, “Ah, Brother Gu, firstly… would you mind letting go of my hand?”
Chu Yang said in surprise, “Your hand? Is your hand okay? Let me see.” Then he unexpectedly held up the Cheng Yun He’s hand and looked at it carefully, “There is nothing. Your skin is so white and soft…”
Cheng Yun He’s countenance completely darkened…
At this moment, Chu Yang’s hand trembled as he felt Nine Tribulations Sword tip finally returning bringing with it a feeling a satiated pleasure as it headed into Chu Yang’s dantian.
Feeling relieved, Chu Yang hastily released Cheng Yun He’s hand and said, “This… Hahaha… We bothered you too much already. Goodbye.”
Cheng Yun He unconsciously pulled his hand back. He almost shoved it into his clothes but realized it would be rude so he had to force himself to cup his hand and did a goodbye salute, “It was nothing; it was nothing.”
Chu Yang sighed and turned to look at Yin Wu Fa’s body. Finally, he gave Gu Du Xing a nod and turned to leave.
Although Chu Yang had already lived for a lifetime, he was still unaware that there was such a thing known as the Meng Hun Solution. Therefore, even though he was able to chase down and find his opponent, the idea that his opponent was already dead left him unable to do anything.
Although Cheng Yun He had planned on this and had dealt with it very well, even successfully fooling Chu Yang, he never planned on such a ruthless person like Gu Du Xing being on Chu Yang’s side.
Without being detected by anyone, he essentially gave Yin Wu Fa an invisible sword slash.
While all of Yin Wu Fa’s life force had been hidden by the Meng Hun Solution, in the face of such a sword slash, it was all over…