Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 288 Such Brothers, A Pair of Oddballs
The treasury of the royal palace was empty!
This was not just a treasury of money!
There were numerous precious items that the nation of Great Zhao had collected for over a thousand years. These items include countless strange metals, elixirs of heaven and earth, heavenly weapons, and gold and silver.
Not only that, there were some priceless tomes too! Many martial arts secrets could be found within them!
With such an abundant array of precious items, even a military troop would require half a day to take them all.
And yet, none of the items remained.
As he looked at the secret treasury of the royal palace, general manager Lu Ren Jia could not even manage to shed any tears. His current mission comprised of this treasury. But right now, the only thing he could see was a vast space that was completely void. Lu Ren Jia was on the verge of collapsing.
There was nothing here besides air!
There was not even a single piece of rusty metal to be seen!
It was completely empty! If a mouse came in, it would have scurried out crying.
General manager Lu Ren Jia was enraged!
Indeed, this place had become a battlefield last night! And the royal palace also became a ruin! The young masters of Middle Three Heavens also fought here last night!
But how many people were there? How was it possible that so few of them could clean out the treasury completely? This must be a joke!
Who could have done this? Who in the world could have done this?
“Diwu Qing Rou! It must be you! You have robbed the graves of the royal ancestors!” Lu Ren Jia screeched.
Only Diwu Qing Rou was able to do this. He must have taken advantage of the chaos to do all of this!
Staring at the empty space in front of him, Lu Ren Jia questioned himself who was capable of doing this. Asking this question to millions and millions of people would all lead to the same answer: Diwu Qing Rou!
No doubt, King of Hell Chu was powerful, but Great Zhao was involved now.
Lu Ren Jia dashed back furiously. Right now, he had to report back to His Majesty first.
Later that day, Lu Ren Jia rode atop a tall and mighty horse, bringing with him a group of competent guards, as well as a royal decree as he headed straight towards the Prime Minister’s manor in a frenzy.
This had to be accounted for!
At that moment, an extremely ugly countenance was with Diwu Qing Rou in his study.
“It’s true, the Chu clan of Upper Three Heavens does not have any young masters known as Chu Fei and Chu Nan!” A slip of paper was placed in Diwu Qing Rou’s hand.
This was the piece of news Diwu Qing Rou had requested for, when he heard that young master Chu had arrived at Heaven Reaching Tower! This information was what he had been waiting for for the past few days!
It was finally here!
Diwu Qing Rou grasped his fist tightly and his gaze narrowed. Immediately, he hollered, “Jing Meng Hun!”
“Yin Wu Tian!”
“Gather some manpower. Activate those martial masters of Revered level and above from the Golden Horse Riders Department. Surround Heaven Reaching Tower immediately and deliver the two young Chu masters to me!”
“Remember, carry out this mission at all costs! Do not hesitate to sacrifice anything! You must capture them no matter what!”
A cacophony of loud noise and swooshing sounds could be heard outside before it soon fell silent again.
At that moment, second young master Ji Mo and Rui Bu Tong had arrived back at the Heaven Reaching Tower. Eldest young master Ji Zhu was in the Ji clan’s room. Ji Mo was done with all the preparations and was ready to head back to Middle Three Heavens with his big brother at any moment.
His mission was complete, and all Ji Mo needed to do was to return to Middle Three Heavens to experience life. Ji Mo had even thought about what he would do once he got back. He would immediately request to go to Cang Lan battleground to gain some experience.
He would utilise the methods that big brother Chu had taught him, and would train himself to be the best in the shortest time period! It might be possible if he had a few extreme breakthroughs.
As he thought of the miraculous cultivation method that big brother Chu had taught them, Ji Mo’s heart begun to swell with confidence.
Big brother once mentioned that we have to kill everything all the way to Upper Three Heavens!
“Second young master Ji, you’re back?” Ji Zhu asked while he was sitting in the room. When Ji Mo entered the room, eldest young master was still dozing on the chair. His head was nodding from side to side. It was inevitable as the eldest young master had gotten out of bed at an extremely early hour this morning. His sleeping hours were all over the place.
Noticing that his brother had returned, Ji Zhu waved his arms and sent the guards of the clan out. He then ordered Rui Bu Tong to close the door. With a great effort, Ji Zhu managed to look up at his younger brother. As casually as he could, Ji Zhu said the following words!
“Ah, cough… cough… cough…” Ji Mo coughed. He avoided looking at his brother’s eyes and laughed nervously, “Big brother is getting more brilliant each passing day…”
“Is that so?” Ji Zhu questioned and pursed his lips. A smug expression appeared on his face and he pretended to accept his brother’s empty praise enthusiastically, “Second young master Ji Mo, did you enjoy yourself on your trip?”
“Yes! I had fun… a lot of fun.” Ji Mo lowered his head and darted his eyes left and right. He looked up and asked excitedly, “Big brother, I was clueless when I went out and got a shock the moment I did…”
“Oh? Why is that so?” Ji Zhu eyed his younger brother curiously.
“Big brother, you can’t begin to fathom what I am feeling right now. Going on this trip has enabled me to learn to appreciate the beauty of the world, the majestic mountains, the vastness of the seas, and countless scenes that feel like they were created by gods… Ahhh! I can’t bear to leave…” Ji Mo’s face was etched with longing and his tone was nostalgic.
“Oh? Did you howl?” asked Ji Zhu, whose expression was complex.
“Yes, I did.” Ji Mo bobbed his head up and down furiously. “You had to howl to express how you feel! I even wrote a poem because of it…”
“You can write poetry?” asked Ji Zhu in surprise, his eyes wide open in shock.
“Of course!”Ji Mo’s head continued to bob. He continued proudly, “Listen… Yesterday, I headed down to Lower Three Heavens. Today, I arrived in front of a majestic mountain. The rocks on the mountain are hard, the spring water on the mountain sweet, the flowers on the mountain are fragrant, the girls on the mountain are as beautiful as angels. Yesterday, I left the majestic mountain. Today, I arrived in front of a majestic sea. The waves rolled high, the fishes numerous. There were lobsters and turtles in the sea, there were also girls in the sea…”
“Stop! Stop…!” cried out Ji Zhu with a tortured expression. “Second young master Ji, your poem will be passed down for generations. It would be best if you recite it to Father after returning back to Middle Three Heavens…”
“Oh…” Ji Mo giggled and said in a sweet tone, “Big brother, my trip to Lower Three Heavens was really fun…”
“Really?” Ji Zhu pursed his lips. He suddenly lowered his voice and enquired, “Did the King of Hell Chu also howled?”
“Howled! Howled! Ack ack…?” Ji Mo suddenly halted mid-sentence. His hair was standing on its ends as he stared at his brother in terror with wide eyes.
Rui Bu Tong almost let out a loud yelp as he was standing on the side.
“Second young master Ji!” Ji Zhu banged his fist on the table and hollered furiously, “You are too daring!”
Ji Mo was kneeling on the ground, breaking out in cold sweat.
“Grandmother… Big brother…,” Ji Mo whimpered in a trembling voice.
“Grandmother, your grandmother!” Ji Zhu yelled thunderingly. “Do you know that you could have wiped out the entire clan? Do you know that once your actions are exposed, you will bring disaster to the clan? Do you know how stupid you are? Do you know… Your grandmother! Your grandmother!”
Ji Mo let his head fall without answering. He was taking in the scolding, but was arguing back internally: Grandmother is your grandmother! Mother is your mother! Your grandmother! Your grandmother…
“You even dared to call out ‘dog aunt’?” The atmosphere became even tenser and he struck Ji Mo with his feet, causing Ji Mo to roll to the ground. His saliva was flying everywhere as he cried, “A dog is your aunt?”
Ji Mo wailed pitifully as he was being kicked. In his mind, he was cursing back: You’re the dog aunt!
Yet, he managed to say, “Big brother, I was wrong… I know I was wrong. I will not dare to do it again…”
At that moment, he realized that this jerk had also gone to fight for the saber and had heard his triumphant shout…
So that’s how you found out about my identity. What the f*ck, I am so unlucky!
Ji Zhu lunged forward and started to rain kicks and punches on Ji Mo. Ji Mo’s body was vaulted into the air and somersaulted a few times before dropping back down. Ji Zhu then booted his little brother in the butt like a ball. He then leapt up and palmed Ji Mo viciously to the ground. Bam! Bam! Bam!
At last, Ji Zhu stopped.
“Tell me! What should I do now?” Ji Zhu was done venting his anger. He turned and headed back to his seat. He plopped down lazily and reverted to his lazy tone.
“Ah…ouch…ahh…ouch…ouch…,” Ji Mo wept painfully, but could not help but feel joyous. Even your blows are weak, they feel more like scratches…
Having heard Ji Zhu say that, Ji Mo could not help but ask, “What is there to do?”
“Stop acting pitiful! And don’t pretend to be so naïve in front of your superior!” Ji Zhu banged the table, “I know I didn’t hurt you!”
“You dare to say ‘your superior’ to me?” Ji Mo lashed out. He turned livid instantaneously and sprung upright, “F*ck you, Ji Zhu! How dare you call yourself a superior in front of your superior?”
Rui Bu Tong closed his eyes, and his face contorted into an annoyed expression. Why are these brothers like this…
Instantaneously, the already calm Ji Zhu turned furious again. He jumped to his feet as well. In the next moment, all Rui Bu Tong could see was two brothers hurling vulgarities at each other as they fought on the floor…
Bam bam bam!
Pop pop pop!
Boom boom boom!
Rui Bu Tong could not believe what he was seeing. His eyes nearly fell out of their sockets…
This is unacceptable! These brothers are really too much to handle!