Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 278 Two Powers Collide! 2
Chu Yang gave a light smile and casually mentioned that he did not dare as he looked at Diwu Qing Rou attentively. He could only tell that Diwu Qing Rou was a middle-aged man and around 40 years old. He had dragon-like brows, phoenix-shaped eyes, as well as a long three-part beard that fluttered in the wind. His hair was as dark as black ink. It seemed as if there was a mysterious veil that was draped over his entire body and no ordinary person could see through this veil. However, people only needed to see him once to have the takeaway that he was truly exceptional to his bones; that he was not a person of this world!
Currently, Diwu Qing Rou’s appearance resembled that of a recluse who lived in the mountains. If a person was to judge him by just his outer appearance, he would never imagine that this tranquil person, who appeared to be constantly at peace, was actually the prime minister of a nation! This was none other than the number one figure that held control over millions of soldiers in his very hands!
He was able to change the weather with a flip of his hand. Furthermore, his enemies could only struggle in the palm of his hands! There was no other man like him.
However, at this present moment, he was a person that was filled with great peace; his face appeared elegant and sincere. It seemed as if he was an idealist who was filled in love. When faced with the suffering of the world, he would sigh in great heartache.
“Prime Minister, you are too kind. Please come in!” Chu Yang made space for him and gestured his arm to welcome him in.
“Young masters Chu, please.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled politely as he replied.
After Diwu Qing Rou had come up from the stairs, Chu Yang was walking shoulder to shoulder with him as they moved forward.
“This is…?” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and turned to look at Gu Du Xing. Gu Du Xing’s turned to look at Diwu Qing Rou with a fierce gaze. His sword aura had flooded all over the place!
He was looking at Diwu Qing Rou… like he was staring at a corpse!
This was the kind of gaze that could kill anyone and suppress the entire world! There was simply no hesitation! Anyone facing this sword would turn into a dead person!
In response, Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian showed their powerful aura as their two pairs of eyes turned to stare at Gu Du Xing. The indifferent attitude of this opponent of theirs made the two King level masters unable to maintain their patience.
This was utter disrespect!
Be it Diwu Qing Rou’s position or the majestic nature of the two King level masters, they could not allow such contempt to be displayed in front of them!
All of a sudden, the three auras clashed into one another!
For a moment, Gu Du Xing’s face turned pale and his body backed up by half a step. Despite this, he instantly regained his composure, stood firmly on his feet once more, and his gaze became even colder. His sword aura was flooding out!
“This is my big brother, Chu Nan.” Chu Yang coughed with embarrassment and continued, “Please don’t mind him. My brother does not like to speak much. He cultivates…” Chu Yang glanced at Gu Du Xing with a questioning gaze. Gu Du Xing nodded in response, without uttering a word.
“He cultivates… the heartless sword way.” Chu Yang’s voice was slightly lowered.
“Oh…” Diwu Qing Rou, Jing Meng Hun, and Yin Wu Tian understood at once. It was no wonder that this person’s face was as cold as a corpse. He was actually cultivating the heartless sword way. How could he be blamed for this?
Noting this, they immediately pulled back their auras. However, Gu Du Xing did not cease his aura. His sword aura flew everywhere. Unexpectedly, dozens of deep sword slashes appeared on both sides of the wall!
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian looked at each other in great shock! How old was their opponent? It was extremely unexpected that he had achieved such a solid cultivation! He was a Revered level swordsman who could even use his own body as a sword to emit an intense sword aura!
Such a person was definitely a heaven-sent talent in sword art!
Nonetheless, they knew that even though cultivating the heartless sword way at such a young age might render him unrivaled, it was tantamount to him sacrificing all of his youth. In terms of human life, this was indeed regretful…
Such a flaw would eventually grow to become a bigger psychological demon as the person’s cultivation grew. As they thought about this, Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian glanced at one another with a look of gloat on their faces.
“I can tell that your brother is cultivating the heartless sword way.” Even though Jing Meng Hu was a ninth grade King level master, he never would have expected that this opponent of his, a ninth grade Revered Sword Artist, would be able to force his sword aura to rise without stopping!
It did not matter that his own aura was like a roaring ocean. His opponent’s sword aura simply remained unwavering and icy as it advanced forward against his. It broke forth without any difficulty!
Jing Meng Hun had the feeling that the fighting style of this young swordsman was definitely berserk. Even if his entire body were to be chopped up into minced meat, he would still continue to pierce people, as long as he had his sword in his hand.
Facing this young Revered Sword Artist, Jing Meng Hun could not believe that he felt like he was about to burst out in cold sweat. Such piercing heartlessness; if he could just cultivate third grade Sword King, a ninth grade King level master like himself would most probably have to run for his life!
This was in relation to how potent his strength was. It was because of the special characteristic of the heartless sword way! The moment the sword moved, there was simply no turning or holding back! Given Jing Meng Hun’s cultivation level, he would absolutely be able to kill a third grade Sword King. However, his opponent’s berserk offensive would also leave an unrecoverable injury in him!
Once an injury to the spirit was created by a sword, this would cease the person’s advancement for the rest of his life!
Jing Meng Hun would definitely not risk such a thing. Hence, out of great curiosity, he asked Chu Yang, “I wonder if Young Master Chu also cultivates with the sword?”
An interrogative nature was hidden in his tone that made it somewhat difficult for people to tell. This was because he had yielded power for a very long time and was used to speaking to his subordinates in this way. It had become his way of talking down to people. Nevertheless, it was not his intention to be disrespectful in any way.
However, upon hearing it, Diwu Qing Rou could not help but begin frowning.
“You are…?” Chu Yang asked Jing Meng Hun as he gave a suspicious look on his face.
“My surname is Jing. I’m the Prime Minister’s subordinate as well as his bodyguard.” Jing Meng Hun replied calmly.
“Oh…” Chu Yang sighed and said with a slight smile, “Brother Jing is correct. I cultivate with the sword as well. But… it is not the heartless sword way. It is…” He appeared to be pondering for a moment as if he was trying to decide whether he should say it.
Diwu Qing Rou’s disdainful gaze flashed with a deep thought: Is this Young Master Chu truly that amazing?
Thereafter, he heard Chu Yang saying, “… It’s the earthly sword way!”
After having answered the question posed by him, he slowly looked up and said casually with a warm smile, “Brother Jing, I’ve answered your question out of respect for Diwu Qing Rou since this is the first time that we’ve met…”
Diwu Qing Rou was just getting suspicious of his good temperament when his ugly side finally showed itself.
Gradually, Chu Yang’s gaze on Jing Meng Hun became colder, but a gentle smile continued to remain on his face. He continued slowly, “But… whenever this young master is talking with someone, I detest it when someone else cuts in disrespectfully. If that happens again… This young master will not care if you are a King level master or an Emperor level master… This young master will definitely not care if you are the leader of Golden Horse Riders Department or Silver Donkey Riders Department; you will have to pay a hefty price. When the master is talking, his servants should not cut in! Am I understood?!”
Upon finishing the final statement, his eyes suddenly flashed like a piercing sword. Looking at Jing Meng Hun, it could be seen that he was filled with the majestic aura of a person in a great position of power, even though he was just a youth!
Standing gloriously at the top, his gaze was one of arrogance and ferocity. He was looking at the King level master like he was an ant!
Initially, he was addressing himself in a first-person narrative, calling himself ‘I’. However, he was now calling himself ‘young master’ with the air of a top young master of Upper Three Heavens. Just like that, he had shown his true colors!
I’m extremely mad!
My cultivation is barely comparable to yours, but I dared to scold you in your face and point right at your nose! Are you angry? I dare you!
How dare you talk down to me? I will squish you with my condescension from above you!
Within mere moments, Jing Meng Hu’s face turned purple with embarrassment. His eyes looked like they were about to shoot out fire and his chest was on the brink of exploding from anger! He took in a deep breath and tried to maintain his composure to the best of his ability. As he lowered his head, he unconsciously tightened his fists in a fit of fury!
However, he did not dare make a move. His opponent was… a young master of Upper Three Heavens! Given the strength of any Upper Three Heavens clan, killing a King level master like himself was as easy as the flip of a hand; not much effort would have to be used to achieve that at all!
Furthermore, he had come here with Diwu Qing Rou today for a very important mission. If Diwu Qing Rou did not give an order, how could he dare to destroy Diwu Qing Rou’s grand plan?
“Let’s let this issue go.” Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance remained as calm as before, without showing the slightest look of dissatisfaction. “Meng Hun, you should not speak from now on.”
Immediately after giving off his steam, Chu Yang turned towards Diwu Qing Rou and said in a warm manner, “I was too hot-tempered. I couldn’t hold myself back and I’ve taught your servant a lesson in your stead. Haha, I hope that the Prime Minister does not mind. Haha, this has been my flaw since young. I must look bad in front of the Prime Minister.”
Diwu Qing Rou replied casually, “Not a problem at all. Young Master Chu might have been a little hot-tempered, but you are not wrong. However… this King level leader Jing is not my servant. He’s my friend of many years. We are like brothers…”
Upon hearing these words of Diwu Qing Rou, Jing Meng Hun’s heart suddenly felt a great sense of warmth. The grievance that he just had to bear had completely vanished in an instant!
“Oh?” Chu Yang’s pupils squinted and he smiled kindly, “Perhaps… I’ve just scolded the Prime Minister’s good friend?”
Before these two could even take a seat, they had already engaged in a virtual battle of wits! One person carefully probed, while the other used all his effort to deal with the probing!
“Young Master Chu is a valued guest from Upper Three Heavens. If we were to bother you with such small matters like this, it’s…” Diwu Qing Rou gave a warm smile and continued, “somewhat unceremonious of us.”
“Without rules, there would be no standards!” Chu Yang smiled warmly and said, “If the Prime Minister would like to interact with people like myself, it would be best that you teach your subordinates to be more obedient!”
Subsequently, he laughed and continued, “However, since the Prime Minister has come here today, you are my guests. Please make yourself at home. I’ve already learned of the Prime Minister’s arrival early this morning, hence I’ve prepared some good tea. We should not bother with formalities.”
Immediately, he led Diwu Qing Rou into his room graciously.
In this collision of two big powers, King of Hell Chu had won the first round! Diwu Qing Rou had to fall short, but it was slightly unfair. This was because… his opponent was absolutely unreasonable!
Every action of Diwu Qing Rou was perfect. His opponent had seemed reasonable at first, but he actually became moody out of the blue. He actually became unreasonable and his attitude turned drastically as he pleased. Such a personality truly made Diwu Qing Rou slightly uneasy!
Nonetheless, his opponent currently had the power to be unreasonable. This was precisely why Diwu Qing Rou had to bite onto this bitter pill as if it was sweet; he could not speak up even though he was clearly suffering inside.