Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 268 Welcoming Honoured Guests!
“That might not be possible!” said an embarrassed Gu Du Xing. “If Diwu Qing Rou has positioned the clans from Middle Three Heavens there, he would control everything. Our current disguise would not enable us to go in there unnoticed. Unless… we reveal my true identity.”
“That is out of the question.” Chu Yang refused outright. “Your appearance would make Diwu Qing Rou’s suspicious. Not only that, your two elder brothers are waiting for you to show up so they could kill you. And you want to reveal yourself to them?”
Gu Du Xing’s eyes widened, “So what should we do?”
“If Jun Lu Lu could be here now, that would be good.” Chu Yang sighed and frowned, “Let me think.”
“I can help you two get in.” A voice rang out. “And no one would ever suspect you.”
Gu Du Xing’s body stiffened and his hand immediately went to his sword hilt.
However, Chu Yang’s gaze, remained indifferent, “It’s you?”
“It’s me!” The muffled, unhappy voice rang out again and a person in blue suddenly appeared.
His body seemed to materialize out of thin air as he appeared. He glared and gritted his teeth, “Little king of bastards, you set up that trap!”
“Am I to be blamed for that? If you were not here to steal, you would not have stepped into my trap?” Chu Yang rolled his eyes and said, “What is your solution? Speak quickly. Time is precious to me right now. Save the unimportant stuff for later.”
The person in blue was enraged. How is this asshole not in the least bit surprised?
He was unaware that after Chu Yang had a breakthrough of the mind, it was as if he had reached the highest state of enlightenment. Although the appearance of the person in blue was unexpected, there was no stopping it. There was only acceptance…
Hence, Chu Yang had chosen to accept that fact in the blink of an eye!
If he did not, what else could he do?
This thought process that went through in Chu Yang’s mind was too quick and it had annoyed the person in blue.
“If it was not for the fact that your intellectual breakthrough, especially under such great pressure, was not so admirable, I would have ignored your silly business.” The person in blue glared, “I can help you, but only under one condition.”
“What condition is that?” Chu Yang asked casually.
“When you are done with what you set out to do, you must return with me,” ordered the person in blue. Since he was not able to find the pure purple jade, and the people from above would not come down, he should just escort Chu Yang back to avoid running to and fro.
“No problem. Once I am done here, I will follow you wherever you want. I can expand my horizons a little,” Chu Yang smirked. “Besides, even if you force me, I can’t fight back. Isn’t that right?”
“Although you can’t fight back, you could still be uncooperative. And you can lie about something then…” The person in blue stopped mid-sentence and continued to himself: I would be miserable…
“It’s a deal then!” The person in blue exclaimed happily.
“It’s a deal.” Chu Yang agreed. “Mm, when things are done here, I will follow you. But you must help me with this matter.”
“So, do you have the pure purple jade essence pendant?” The person in blue blurted out.
Chu Yang stared at him with wide eyes, “What?”
The person in blue nearly lost his temper, “You better pray that you don’t have it! If you do, you will be really happy. Really happy!” He hissed through gritted teeth. With a swoosh, he flew out the window.
Heaven Reaching Tower was swarming with guests.
Although Heaven Reaching Tower was not the tallest building in Continent Center Citadel, it was the oldest and took up the largest area! It was not just an inn, but also a gambling den, a brothel… In short, it was a place where quick money can be made and where profitable businesses could be found, Heaven Reaching Tower had everything there.
It was no different from a massive money moving operation!
Even after the arrival of the disciples of the Middle Three Heavens clans, only half of the guestrooms were taken up.
It was rumoured that the owner of Heaven Reaching Tower was a mysterious character. He never flaunted his power, but the influential people of Great Zhao never dared to cause trouble at Heaven Reaching Tower.
No matter what grudge or hatred the people might hold, they must abide by the rules once they entered Heaven Reaching Tower. Even if the murderer of one’s father was standing there defenceless, one could not do anything there!
Doing so would lead to dire consequences!
Once, there was an eighth-grade Revered Martial Artist who assassinated his mortal enemy at Heaven Reaching Tower. The very next day, the Revered Martial Artist had disappeared without a single trace!
Yet, even though he had vanished into thin air, Heaven Reaching Tower had its own way of letting the people of Jiang Hu know how this Revered Martial Artist was treated.
It was rumoured that the owner of Heaven Reaching Tower had tortured the Revered Martial Artist to death after he was captured. And the torture was carried out over a period of three months! There was no pause. He was tortured for three months till he eventually died!
How cruel this was! Just thinking about it was enough to give people goosebumps.
No one was able to imagine, or would dare to imagine how this Revered Martial Artist survived for those three months. Everyone knew that the Revered Martial Artist had wanted to die on the very first day. But death was only a distant fantasy for him at that time.
The owner of Heaven Reaching Tower had once said regretfully, “Ah, it’s only a Revered Martial Artist, it is not significant at all. If we could only slowly torture a King level master, that would definitely be much better.”
These words had left the majority of Jiang Hu people speechless!
The surname of the owner of Heaven Reaching Tower was Du. His name was ordinary and funny to the point of insulting. His name was Du Fa Cai, which meant wealth and fortune!
However, no one dared to mock him.
Since the opening of Heaven Reaching Tower, its owner had remained hidden inside. Everyone knew that he had only stepped foot outside once, when Diwu Qing Rou came to Heaven Reaching Tower for the first time. The owner of Heaven Reaching Tower had come out to welcome the famed figure and exchange a few polite sentences.
It was certain that in all of Lower Three Heavens, only Diwu Qing Rou could enjoy this special treatment.
Even when the young masters of Middle Three Heavens brought their King level bodyguards along, it was equal to more than a dozen King level masters gathering at Heaven Reaching Tower. Yet, no one dared to request for Du Fa Cai’s welcome.
However, Heaven Reaching Tower was bustling with activities this morning!
The highest level of Heaven Reaching Tower had always been unoccupied. But within moments, dozens of people were seen bustling about and cleaning. Even the carpets and curtains were changed. Everything was spotless and all the mattresses were replaced!
What was more unbelievable was the fact that the walls were also repainted. They were all spotless and as white as snow. More than ten martial masters were at the top and were carefully using their precious energy to quickly dry the freshly painted walls.
Any furniture that could be replaced were replaced instantaneously.
An urgent voice rang out, “Hurry! Hurry! We don’t have time. These honoured guests are fond of the colour white. They like cleanliness… Hurry!”
“Xiao San Er, go out and keep watch. Have people keep watch at all three doors. Once you see the young masters, notify me immediately.”
Time passed and the renovation was finished. It was almost noon.
The person was still yelling and giving out orders, dripping in sweat. He was muttering to himself as he walked, “I will go out to the door and wait myself…”
Such a scene puzzled the young masters of Middle Three Heavens. Everyone was aware that some honourable person was arriving at any moment!
If not, Heaven Reaching Tower would not be in such an uproar.
“The fat guy that just descended the stairs is the owner of Heaven Reaching Tower, Du Fa Cai.” Mo Tian Yun stated as he stood next to the third floor balcony with his hands clasped, a calm and serious gaze on his face.
Behind him were two King level masters from the Mo clan. A young master was next to him. It was Luo Ke Wu of the Luo clan.
“Du Fa Cai has shown his face again. I wonder who he is welcoming this time.” Luo Ke Wu mused, “Who in this world is capable of making Du Fa Cai so anxious?”
Nearby, a young man in blue approached them and continued, “Could it be that Jun Xi Zhu is coming?”
“No.” The edge of Mo Tian Yun’s mouth twitched. He sighed, “Gu Yan Yang, you are still as stupid as before. If Jun Xi Zhu was coming here, would it have been so frenzied? Plus, such fanfare is clearly reserved for welcoming outsiders.”
Luo Ke Wu’s face darkened.
The Gu clan and the Mo clan were allies, and the Luo clan was their opponent. What Mo Tian Yun had just said was clearly directed towards him. There was also a hint of annoyance in Mo Tian Yun voice at Gu Yan Yang for interrupting him. Otherwise, he would have been able to mock Luo Ke Wu directly.
Since everyone knew that, Gu Yan Yang had asked what Luo Ke Wu was about to say, which was, “Could it be that… Jun Xi Zhu is coming here?”
“We can just wait and see. What is the f*cking point of guessing?” grunted an annoyed Luo Ke Wu. “Mo Tian Yun, you don’t know either. Why are you even showing off?”
In these past few days at Heaven Reaching Tower, force was forbidden, so the young masters had resorted to bickering instead.
Mo Tian Yun was about to retort back when it suddenly fell silent outside.
“They’re here!” The same thought ran through everyone’s mind.
In front of everyone, a plop was heard at Heaven Reaching Tower’s door. A rug that was as white as snow was rolled out. The precious rug was rolled out onto the muddy ground without a thought and it continued rolling for more than a hundred feet.
As Mo Tian Yun and everyone else stood quietly and watched from above, they could sense a strange aura in the air.
It suddenly fell silent at the end of the road.
Two figures slowly materialised around the corner. They approached the building at a leisure pace as if they were strolling in an empty court. They were even chatting comfortably with each other about something. It was obvious that the two of them were used to this kind of attention.
These were two young men!
They were donned in clothing that was as white as snow! Not even a speck of dust could be seen!
Their white robes fluttered in the cold wind, and their faces were tranquil as they strolled. It felt like they were being carried there by the wind and could go away with the wind at any moment…
Both of them were tall and handsome. Their eyes shone brightly, like the stars against the dark night. Their brows were slightly slanted, seemingly like a sword. Their hair was as black as ink, making them seem extraordinarily elegant. They were thin and had similar heights. Walking together, they looked like a pair of striking men blown there by the wind.
Upon careful inspection, the faces of these two bore some resemblance. It was as if they were brothers.
Furthermore, both of them carried themselves in the same way. They were both indifferent and sharp, without emanating any arrogance. However, the look in the eyes of these two youths was that of a natural-born superiority that was beyond anyone in this world!