Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 280 Detonation!
Chu Yang looked at him blankly. He then scratched his head and said with the naivety of a youth, “I really don’t seem to have any impression of you. Why? Should I know who you are?” Chu Yang was trying his best to assert that he was definitely not a big shot that he would know him.
Diwu Qing Rou let out a suspicious smile and shook his head. He said, “You shouldn’t know. You shouldn’t know.”
Chu Yang was taken aback. Could this person belong to an extremely famous sect in Upper Three Heavens? Could it be that this clan was at such a high level that the Chu clan did not know them?
But… what logic was this?
Chu Yang continued maintaining his mysterious persona as he stood up and said slowly, “Yes… Young Master Chu, I’ve very glad to have met you today. If you have nothing else to discuss, I shall take my leave.”
At that moment, countless thoughts were flashing through Chu Yang’s mind.
Could I be exposing a flaw by not knowing his identity? That can’t be it.
Otherwise, could it be that Diwu Qing Rou intends to make use of this retreat to advance in the current situation?
While these thoughts ran through his mind quickly, his facial expression remained unchanged. He smiled as he stood up, “Please leave slowly. I will not be sending you out.”
He acted as if he couldn’t care less if the other person was leaving.
Diwu Qing laughed in response and said, “I won’t bother you with such complicated matters anymore.” He looked at Chu Yang intently, as if he was trying to say: If our roles were reversed, I would definitely send you off. I wish you a good trip…
Chu Yang replied warmly, “Please have a safe trip.”
Diwu Qing Rou, Jing Meng Hun, and Yin Wu Tian smiled as they left the room and walked down the stairs.
Chu Yang saw them off from the top of the stairs, showcasing his warm hospitality. From there, he watched as Diwu Qing Rou and his subordinates left.
In this second match, King of Hell Chu had fallen behind!
This was because he could not confirm his guess as to what Diwu Qing Rou meant with his last words before he left. Did he or did he not see through Chu Yang’s flaw?
It did not matter how vast Chu Yang’s mind was; the slightest shadow of a doubt would haunt him for a long time.
As Diwu Qing Rou walked down a flight of stairs, Chu Yang was just about to return to his room. At that very instant, Diwu Qing Rou turned around and watched as Chu Yang was turning to retreat to his room. All of a sudden, he called out in a deep voice, “Chu Yang!”
Upon hearing this, Chu Yang acted as if he had not heard anything, taking a step forward before turning around. He looked in Diwu Qing Rou’s direction and asked hesitantly, “Prime Minister?”
Diwu Qing Rou’s hawk-like gaze flew across the stairs and aimed straight at Chu Yang’s face. Unexpectedly, Chu Yang felt a burning sensation on his face. It was as if there was an invisible fire burning on the surface of his face!
“Oh, it’s nothing. I must have seen wrongly.” The two parties looked at each other. Chu Yang’s eyes carried with it an innocent look of surprise coupled with a hint of indifference, while Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes appeared to be looking for something. After a brief moment, Diwu Qing Rou simply laughed and walked down the stairs.
Chu Yang reacted, “Oh”. Not bothering to question further, he headed back to his room.
Once he got back into the room, he sat down on his bed. After a long period of silence, cold sweat suddenly began pouring out from all over his body. Within mere moments, his entire white outfit was soaked in sweat.
From the moment Diwu Qing Rou had arrived until he left, Chu Yang was unable to ascertain whether he had won or lost! At the end of the exchange, was he successful in backing up his cover or did Diwu Qing Rou see through his real identity? Chu Yang could not believe that he could not be sure of this.
Since he was reborn, this was an extraordinary occurrence that had never once happened before!
Moreover, Diwu Qing Rou still had the upper hand! Even though Chu Yang had achieved a certain level of success, victory was still in Diwu Qing Rou’s hands in the grander scheme of things.
Ultimately, Chu Yang was unable to see through Diwu Qing Rou’s mind.
Right before he left for good, Diwu Qing Rou’s yell had unexpectedly caused Chu Yang’s spirit to be upset and scared him for a brief moment. If it were not for the fact that his spirit had been through two lifetimes and hence, was more fortified than that of ordinary people, he would have most likely replied to the call by instinct at that most critical moment…
“That was extremely dangerous!” Gu Du Xing said to Chu Yang.
Chu Yang nodded slowly. They looked at each other and could see the terror embedded deep within each other’s eyes. As expected, Diwu Qing Rou’s aura could not be dealt with by ordinary people.
Eventually, Diwu Qing Rou got to the bottom of the stairs and a heavy frown appeared on his face.
Even with his great intellect, he was still unable to verify whether this Young Master Chu Fei was indeed King of Hell Chu. The moment they met, his opponent had managed to outright destroy his authority. Such an arrogance, that commonly belonged to descendants of great clans, had been demonstrated by his opponent flawlessly.
Subsequently, he could no longer continue being on the offensive. While certain aspects appeared as if he had the upper hand, in reality, Diwu Qing Rou could not see through anything.
Furthermore, that yell had made it clear to Diwu Qing Rou that he had lost.
If he was able to verify his suspicion, that yell would have been unnecessary! If he knew that it was definitely Chu Fei, there was no need to call him out. Similarly, if he knew that it was definitely Chu Yang, there was even less reason to call him out! However, he had no clue, hence he called him out.
That was his last resort.
Diwu Qing Rou sighed heavily. This youth, be it Chu Fei or Chu Yang, was someone to be wary of! This was something that could not be questioned.
Just as he was about to enter the rooms of the young masters of the Middle Three Heavens, his sense picked up something out of the blue. He turned and noticed a person in blue walking in softly. Each step of his, on the stairs, seemed as soft as clouds that flew in the wind.
Immediately, his two bodyguards sensed this presence and turned as well.
Two pairs of eyes looked at each other as the atmosphere thickened. A strong power pressure began to flood out from that person dressed in blue.
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian were terrified, rushing to activate their energy to defend against this opponent of theirs. Unexpectedly, they realized that they were unable to activate their energy. At that moment, it felt as if someone else had complete control of their lives. They were left completely out of control. Their souls had practically left their bodies.
Shortly after, Diwu Qing Rou ceased staring at that person and turned to walk away. From the steps, the person in blue disappeared quietly as well.
He made it seem as if it was just a passing glance and nothing had happened.
“Martial expert!” Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian exclaimed as they looked at each other. Both of them could feel cold sweat running down their backs. Both of them had the same thought that this person was probably the bodyguard of those two young men that they had just met. He was perhaps a member of the Chu clan.
Diwu Qing Rou only left Heaven Reaching Tower past noon.
He had gone to look for three people, namely Ao Xie Yun, Mo Tian Yun, and Dong Wu Lei, after leaving Chu Yang’s room.
The responses of these three young masters caused Diwu Qing Rou to become very pensive.
On the way back, he did not even utter a word. He simply frowned and contemplated in deep thought.
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian were both slightly surprised. Even though the attitudes of these eldest young masters of Middle Three Heavens were somewhat unclear, their purpose today was to verify whether Young Master Chu was indeed King of Hell Chu.
In their eyes, this Young Master Chu Fei was definitely not King of Hell Chu! This was correct for sure!
His portrayal of his identity was simply flawless!
If this person was not a descendant of the Chu clan, how could he possibly know so much inside information of the Chu clan? Even Jing Meng Hun, who was lashed at by Chu Yang, was not one bit suspicious of his identity.
“Prime Minister, what do you think?” Jing Meng Hun asked carefully. They were already on the road and weren’t too far away from the minister’s manor. Very few people could be seen walking on the road.
“What do you think?” Diwu Qing Rou asked back, looking at Jing Meng Hun.
“This Chu Fei cannot be King of Hell Chu!” Jing Meng Hun exclaimed strongly. Yin Wu Tian nodded in agreement.
“That’s not certain for sure.” Diwu Qing Rou shook his head slowly, “We cannot be certain right now. But… I still think that he is King of Hell Chu in disguise!”
Upon hearing this, Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian were slightly alarmed. Things were already so certain; why was Diwu Qing Rou still considering it as a possibility? If King of Hell Chu was indeed a young master from a super clan of Upper Three Heavens, what could they possibly do?
If they continued to fight and annoy the Chu clan, what would happen to them?
“Just watch quietly as things progress! Even after King of Hell Chu makes his move, I will still be able to retaliate.” Expectedly, Diwu Qing Rou was feeling somewhat worried.
Before he had interacted with Chu Yang, he was 80 percent sure that he would be able to determine if this Chu Fei was indeed King of Hell Chu.
However, from their short interaction, this certainty had dropped to 60 percent. He did not dare to make any fixed judgment. Subsequently, he encountered the person in blue, causing Diwu Qing Rou’s certainty to drop by half.
Furthermore, Diwu Qing Rou still could not be certain of his conclusion. Did a person from Upper Three Heavens have to know who Diwu Qing Rou was? In this case, even Diwu Qing Rou felt uncertain.
Nonetheless, not knowing his identity was still cause for a little suspicion.
As for his other observations, they were essentially Diwu Qing Rou’s sixth sense. While Young Master Chu Fei did not display any hostile intentions towards him, Diwu Qing Rou’s was stubbornly insisting that this person was indeed King of Hell Chu!
Such a feeling was definitely irrational!
But… at least he acknowledged that it was irrational!
“Being influencing the people that we’ve captured from tonight onwards!” Diwu Qing Rou ordered, “King level leader Yin will be in charge of this!”
“King level leader Jing, you must carefully monitor all movements tonight!” A look of exhaustion could be seen in Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes, “Tonight… if those saber and sword don’t appear, then there would be nothing. But… once they appear, they would probably be a horrifying storm of blood!”
Jing Meng Hun complied formally.
Time passed quickly, and night came in the blink of an eye.
As the night arrived, the group of young masters from Middle Three Heavens opened their eyes wide as they watched all directions carefully.
Atop Heaven Reaching Tower, a few people with fluttering sleeves stood still as they watched the light of the oil lamps amidst the darkness.
Inside Continent Center Citadel, there were people standing on top of every tall structure, waiting patiently. These spots were all taken by King level masters!
However, tonight was a quiet night; even the fighting amongst Jiang Hu people had reduced significantly. Ask the Heavens Sword did not appear, and neither did Underworld Saber. Of course, Sunlight Saber and Moonlight Sword were even more elusive.
Yet another day went by.
Late in the afternoon, someone had suddenly discovered Ask the Heavens Sword, but the chaos only lasted a short five minutes. The person with Ask the Heavens Sword was successful in breaking free and disappeared immediately. All of the King level masters’ efforts went down the drain!
The next night, some people discovered Ask the Heavens Sword and gave chase. Once again, he escaped after a short fight.
Within these few days, such occurrences surfaced more than 20 times. It was said that the people holding Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber were filled with injuries and were exhausted…
More than a dozen King level masters behaved like wild dogs as they ran all over the place.
Everyone was infuriated and frustrated, nearly on the verge of imploding…
Finally, on the fifth day, a period of great chaos began! It was still a full-moon night.
Within Continent Center Citadel, when the moon was high in the sky, two beams of light that appeared to be extremely far from each other shot straight up. The sun and the moon shined together once more!
The entire Continent Center Citadel was like a massive vault of explosives that had detonated!