Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 279 Two Powers Collide! 3
The reason was that Jing Meng Hun had cut into the conversation by adding on a few words of his own. Given Jing Meng Hun’s position in Diwu Qing Rou’s organization, there was no doubt that he had every right to cut into the conversation. This was not all; he even had the right to make his own decisions!
How could being the top leader of Golden Horse Riders Department be anything unextraordinary?
However, now that he had jumped in, Chu Yang instead seized the opportunity to insult him!
Furthermore, he had insulted him with a domineering and disdainful attitude, without using any reason.
He had ruthlessly destroyed Diwu Qing Rou’s authority!
Diwu Qing Rou had come to investigate. In this case, if Chu Yang was timid and fearful, Diwu Qing Rou would be able to see right through his true identity at once. Hence, Chu Yang could not behave in a way that was as timid as a mouse.
Besides, he had to portray the image of a young master of Upper Three Heavens! What nobility? What transcendent status?
Diwu Qing Rou, you are the prime minister of a secular state. The fact that I’m welcoming you in person is already giving you too much face! I don’t care if you are a top leader or a top dog; in my eyes, you are worth nothing!
If I wish to turn away from you, I will do it at my own free will! That’s how things will be when it comes to things that I want!
I will use your subordinate’s flaw to destroy your authority! Even if I’m rude, what can you do to me?
This time, Chu Yang had intentionally caused trouble and portrayed himself as being extremely arrogant. Nonetheless, his demeanor, coupled with his hot-temperament, was displaying the perfect attitude of a young master of a super clan from Upper Three Heavens!
While Jing Meng Hun was infuriated, Diwu Qing Rou was deeply annoyed. Meanwhile, Minister Chu was feeling slightly nervous.
After all, he was facing the legendary Diwu Qing Rou!
Who would have guessed if Diwu Qing Rou could sense an anomaly?
As they entered the room, both sides sat down opposite the other.
However, the peaceful atmosphere from earlier had been completely shattered by King of Hell Chu!
“Please, this is Pure Purple Tea that I’ve picked from Heavenly Purple Mountain. It is the only one of its kind in Upper Three Heavens!” Chu Yang brought out the tea in a hospitable fashion. Unfortunately, there were only two seats available at this table.
One was for the owner, while the other was for a guest.
It was evident that this Young Master Chu did not prepare or allocate any seat for subordinates, hence there was absolutely no way that they would get to savor his fragrant tea…
Even though Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian were boiling, they could only stand idly behind Diwu Qing Rou and wait on him.
“Good tea!” Diwu Qing Rou said after he took a sip, closed his eyes, and tasted the tea carefully. Shortly after, he opened his eyes and said with a sigh, “It’s been so many years since I’ve been able to get my hands on this tea. I truly miss it. This cup of tea tends to lead me to fond memories of my youth. Haha, I’m reminded of the good old times again.”
“Oh? You’ve drunk this tea before?” Chu Yang asked, puzzled.
To the world, Diwu Qing Rou’s background was still undisclosed. While some would claim that he was an orphan, others would claim that he was a descendant of a great clan. Meanwhile, others would claim that he had simply appeared out of thin air… However, no one ever succeeded in verifying any of these claims!
Compared to King of Hell Chu, Diwu Qing Rou’s background was many times more mysterious.
Upon hearing these words, Chu Yang immediately became guarded. Could it be that Diwu Qing Rou had come from Upper Three Heavens?
“Haha.” Diwu Qing Rou laughed cheerfully and said, “Elder Master Chu, Senior Chu, is he well?”
Chu Yang replied in a serious tone, “Thanks to heaven’s blessings, elder master is as healthy as before! He’s still breaking through in his cultivation.”
“It’s true that good people are indeed blessed.” Diwu Qing Rou took in the steamy fragrance of the tea and a look of nostalgia appeared on his face. He continued slowly, “In that year, ancestor Chu, Senior Chu Bi Xiao, traversed Upper Three Heavens with just a great sword. Many lives were taken by that sword. His fame soared and he reigned as majesty. Younger generations still remember him and admire him strongly…”
“I think the Prime Minister has remembered wrongly. Our ancestor did not use a sword.” Chu Yang frowned, showing his discontent, “Prime Minister, such things cannot be said carelessly…”
“Haha.” Diwu Qing Rou’s gaze flashed and he said, “Perhaps I’ve remembered incorrectly?”
“Hmph.” Chu Yang grunted coldly and said, “Prime Minister, I’m in a good mood today. If it was someone else from the Chu clan, they would definitely not like it if you were to joke around like that.”
Since Chu Yang wanted to pretend to be the young master of the Chu clan, how could he not mention to the person in blue about the Chu clan?
Besides everything else, the person in blue had to be tortured by answering all of Chu Yang’s questions on that day. Hence, Diwu Qing Rou’s questioning would not achieve any results. Minister Chu even asked about the outhouse carefully and had practically made the person in blue collapse!
However, needless to say, Diwu Qing Rou’s focus was not on this point.
“Ah, so much time has passed, and I must have forgotten some things. There is just one thing that still remains in my mind.” Diwu Qing Rou sighed heavily and continued, “Back then, I used to meet Brother Fei Ling once a while. I know about Brother Fei Ling’s lifelong regret, but I could only sympathize with him. I wonder if the issue has been solved…”
“It’s a sea full of people, how could they possibly search finish?” Chu Yang sighed dejectedly, “This emotional ailment of Uncle Fei Ling… I’m worried that it might be difficult to heal…”
As he spoke, Chu Yang portrayed the attitude of not being able to conceal his internal pain; it was a look that made it seem that even the Chu clan of Upper Three Heavens had its own fair share of internal problems…
However, he was shaking inside. How did this person even know that the Chu clan had misplaced a child?
Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance softened a little.
“Young Master Chu, is there something important that you’re looking for in this trip to Lower Three Heavens?” Diwu Qing Rou asked curiously.
“Something important… Haha, the important thing has already been mentioned by the Prime Minister. We’ve come precisely because of this.” Chu Yang continued, “In fact, we wanted to go out and play, hence we followed our fourth uncle…”
“Oh, fourth master Chu is currently in Continent Center?” Diwu Qing Rou asked, appearing slightly surprised.
“Uh-huh.” Chu Yang grunted, without confirming or denying his query.
Diwu Qing Rou laughed and said, “So that’s the case.”
“But… once we got here, we discovered something really interesting.” Chu Yang seemed extremely excited, “Prime Minister, I will be frank with you since you’re not an outsider.”
“What is it?”
“I’m very interested in the saber and sword!” Chu Yang’s gaze was as sharp as that of a hawk, “I must get my hands on them! Prime Minister is the leader in this place; I hope that you will be able to assist us on this!”
Chu Yang paused for a moment. It seemed as if he had made up his mind. He then continued, “If the Prime Minister would kindly help us obtain the saber and sword, I, Chu Fei, will help the Prime Minister with one thing. You should understand where I’m coming from.”
Diwu Qing Rou’s head was on the verge of exploding.
I have yet to verify your identity, and yet you are already making a request from me? What’s worse, you are asking for assistance in obtaining the saber and sword that I’m currently dealing with?
“Young Master Chu, I’m much older than you. I have a different explanation for this matter.” Diwu Qing Rou replied in earnest, “As far as I know, this is a conspiracy by King of Hell Chu.”
“I couldn’t care less if it’s just pubic hair or wool. I want the saber and sword!” Chu Yang grunted in frustration, “Prime Minister, even if I, Chu Fei, am stupid, I can still tell if the saber and sword are genuine.”
“I don’t mean anything by it. I’m just concerned that Young Minister Chu might be punished when you return to your clan.” Diwu Qing Rou explained in a calm manner, with a hint of concern in his tone.
Immediately, Chu Yang realized that he was somewhat hot-tempered and sat back in his sat. He smiled disdainfully and said, “If the Prime Minister will not assist us, then there’s no problem at all. Us brothers will take our chances and play a little.”
Diwu Qing Rou’s stern face faltered upon hearing this. He said, “I will send people to investigate.”
“Oh, there’s no need for you to bother if it’s too much trouble.” Chu Yang leaned back and continued, “I have a few methods to get my hands on them.”
Diwu Qing Rou felt extremely helpless at that moment.
This Young Master Chu who was in front of him had unexpectedly turned out to be extremely thorough; there was no loophole present at all. Could it be that he is indeed a true young master of the Chu clan? But… why would a young master of the Chu clan show up here?
In the exchange that had just passed between them, this Young Master Chu spoke as if there was nothing suspicious about his presence here. This was done while Diwu Qing Rou continually attempted to force something out of him by diverting the conversation to the Chu clan’s martial arts, problems, and key characters. Furthermore, he had even checked with the rules of the Nine Heavens! However, his opponent had responded extremely well. Furthermore, for every issue, he appeared to be able to counter-attack intuitively.
There were even times when this Young Master Chu spoke freely while Diwu Qing Rou was struggling to keep his composure.
“In any case, I’ve come here today because I have something that I would like to ask Young Master Chu about.” Diwu Qing Rou paused for a moment and continued, “Young Master Chu is at a high position; you’re naturally able to have greater foresight. Please share with me your wisdom.” Diwu Qing Rou lowered himself slowly.
“What is it that you wish to ask?”
“At present, three countries stand at the top: Iron Cloud, Great Zhao, and Limitless Nation! Besides these three, there are other small countries everywhere. In Young Master Chu’s opinion, what should be done with such chaos? Who are the heroes among the nations? Who will dominate?” Diwu Qing Rou sighed heavily and said, “Because of this, my mind is unable to rest…”
“Oh… this…” Chu Yang acted as if he was put in a difficult situation. He looked at Diwu Qing Rou with a bit of surprise. Such an attitude clearly hinted: I have never once thought of the issue that you are asking me about.
“Huh? What does Young Master Chu think?” Diwu Qing Rou asked in a humble manner.
“This, ah… Cough cough cough…” Young Master Chu rolled his eyes and pondered for a moment. Subsequently, he laughed and leaned back as he said, “No matter who wins or loses, it has nothing to do with me. Don’t you agree with me?”
The meaning behind what he had just said was clear: I can’t answer your question since I have never thought about it. Hence, I simply responded with another question. Besides, I’m not involved in this issue. You can go ahead and ask whoever else you wish to.
Diwu Qing Rou was astounded.
It did not matter how the question was going to be answered; he knew that he would be able to sense the feelings from within.
After all, this was King of Hell Chu’s goal! If this was indeed King of Hell Chu, any statement against his own belief would easily be seen through by Diwu Qing Rou.
No one was capable of desecrating his own aspirations just like that!
To a person, his aspirations are just as important to him as his own first love! A man who has been jilted by his first love could curse all women in the world. But… who would have the heart to see his love of aspirations as a whore?
Even if that was the truth, he could not bring himself to say it! Just thinking about it in the slightest bit would suffice in breaking one’s heart!
The person who would sustain an injury to the heart would be himself!
However, he never would have imagined that his opponent would come out of his interrogation unscathed.
“The Prime Minister is posing me so many questions; it’s my turn to ask you something.” Chu Yang asked, “Based on what you’re saying, you’re truly well-versed with Upper Three Heavens. Besides, you know the Chu clan like the back of your hand. Could it be that you’re from Upper Three Heavens?”
Diwu Qing Rou did not utter a word. Instead, he gazed at Chu Yang deeply, in a peculiar manner.
Chu Yang felt uncomfortable, but he remained vigilant and asked once more, “May I ask, what clan from Upper Three Heavens does the Prime Minister belong to?”
Diwu Qing Rou continued looking at him strangely for a long period of time before saying enigmatically, “After speaking to you for so long, is Young Master Chu still unable to figure out where I’ve come from?”