Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 58 A Meeting Beyond Fate!
This youth in white wore a purple jade crown. His face was white, his hairline touched his long brows, and his phoenix eyes displayed great majesty. His entire body was covered by a white robe… At first glance, he looked like a white snow flower; extremely sophisticated and scholarly. However, the person facing him had a completely different impression of him.
While he was merely sitting on the back of the horse, he somehow managed to exude the aura that he was overlooking the entire world.
The prince of Iron Cloud, Tie Bu Tian, had personally come to welcome Du Shi Qing.
At that moment, he was sitting on the horse with his right hand placed gently on his left. His eyes squinted as he looked ahead, waiting patiently with a relaxed countenance.
From a distance, a trail of dust rose up, along with the gentle rumbling sound of rolling wheels. A group of people appeared on the horizon.
“They’re here!” Tie Bu Tian exclaimed and instantly dismounted from his horse. His body remained covered by his robe. Although he was not tall, he never gave any impression that he was small in stature.
At his side, dozens of soldiers were standing vigilantly, with light glimmering in their eyes.
Their hands were placed on the hilts of their swords, ready to cover and protect Tie Bu Tian from all directions. With such a formation, they would be able to keep Tie Bu Tian safe and sound even if a Martial Emperor were to attack!
At that moment, Du Shi Qing was astounded.
“Senior Du, you have arrived safely at Iron Cloud. I should say goodbye.” Chu Yang ceremoniously bid his goodbye with a faint voice. He was like a warrior who had just completed his mission.
“Ah?” Du Shi Qing had not expected Chu Yang to bid farewell at that moment. He thought, “Could it be that he only wanted to escort me on this journey? As a simple repayment? And nothing else?”
Manager Gao and the four guards were also astonished and raised their heads to look at Chu Yang.
Chu Yang gave Du Shi Qing an affirmative look. Without waiting for Du Shi Qing to convince him to stay, he turned and walked away. His lone figure appeared to be lightened as if an important burden had been lifted off his shoulders!
As they watched him take his leave, they suddenly felt ashamed for misjudging him.
He had appeared out of nowhere and journeyed with them for hundreds of miles. If it weren’t for him, this group would not have survived the journey and arrive at Iron Cloud! If it weren’t for him, this group would have been assassinated at the thick forest that they had walked through.
Yet, he had decided to leave at this hour of success!
In fact, this group had almost got into a fight with him just two days ago! What an ungrateful behavior! Leaving without asking for any favor in return, Chu Yang left Du Shi Qing with a great impression of a selfless hero!
Everyone kept watching the lone figure depart as it slowly became just a small black dot in front of them… Soon after, it disappeared. They could not help but be taken aback.
It was then verified that Chu Yang had journeyed so far because he wanted to repay an old debt.
However, everyone thought that Chu Yang should have another motive besides that.
Was his main purpose not to use Du Shi Qing to be in the good books of the high ranking officials of Iron Cloud to gain wealth and fame?
Nonetheless, Chu Yang’s move had just broken all of their expectations. They couldn’t help but feel that they had used their small hearts to weigh a good person’s intentions… They felt extremely shameful.
What they did not know was that Chu Yang had departed at just the right time to begin on his plan.
Manager Gao and his guards did not even have a single hint of suspicion towards Chu Yang.
Chu Yang knew that he would conveniently meet Tie Bu Tian if he had followed Du Shi Qing into the citadel. However, his status would not be good enough for him.
At best, he would become one of Tie Bu Tian’s aides. Subsequently, he would have to constantly work hard to advance or await other opportunities to emerge slowly, one step at a time.
Even so, Chu Yang could not afford to wait since no one knew when the right opportunity would come along.
Naturally, what could easily be obtained would not be cherished. These words applied to both men and women. Similarly, the applied to love, wealth and career as well!
A wife cannot be compared to a concubine, while a concubine cannot be compared to a lover. In the same way, a lover cannot be compared to unrequited love. The best thing in life were things that could not be obtained. Haha… Chu Yang understood this all too well. Needless to say, his belief was not without reason.
If Chu Yang had come into contact with Tie Bu Tian, he would not be important enough to be invited time and again. In the prince’s eyes, his worth would be drastically different. Hence, Chu Yang was currently putting himself in a much more advantageous position, creating an opportunity for Tie Bu Tian to have to invite him three times before he abides by his wish.
Originally, there was no other way and Chu Yang could only use Du Shi Qing to further his plan. However, he had changed his plan immediately after finding out that he possessed the Nine Tribulations Sword’s devouring ability. Now that there were other paths that he could take, Chu Yang knew that he would definitely not be contented with being just an insignificant aide!
As for Du Shi Qing, Chu Yang had left him a deep impression after having put in all his effort to escort him safely. Chu Yang’s efforts would not be in vain. All he needed was Tie Bu Tian to query Du Shi Qing about his escort, which was Chu Yang. With such an impression, Du Shi Qing would then have some effect on Tie Bu Tian’s decision! If Tie Bu Tian were to ask about Chu Yang first, then he would be of greater value to Tie Bu Tian.
Now that all these were set in place, what Chu Yang needed to do right away was to get Tie Bu Tian’s attention. After waiting for Tie Bu Tian to ask about him, he would take the initiative to invite Chu Yang and he would just be the reluctant party!
All he needed was for Tie Bu Tian to have just a slight impression of him to allow his plans to proceed smoothly like a horse soaring through the air!
Achieving success in this first step was a challenge. However, he had tricks up his sleeves to attract Tie Bu Tian’s attention! All he had to do was to do something out of the ordinary.
Tie Bu Tian and his soldiers had gathered, awaiting 3 miles outside of Iron Cloud Citadel. Upon seeing Du Shi Qing’s carriage appear in the distance, they were finally relieved.
Unexpectedly, they went from being relieved to be astonished in an instant.
A figure that was separate from Du Shi Qing’s group was rapidly approaching their direction like a bolt of lightning!
No, it was headed in the direction of the citadel!
The figure got closer and closer. It took such a short time for the black spot to turn into a small silhouette of a person, followed by a clear figure and finally to a black bolt of lightning!
“So fast! One of the valiant-looking men next to Tie Bu Tian blinked his eyes and could not help but be impressed.
Everyone felt the same way, even though they did not speak a word.
This figure was not riding on a horse but was on foot. The speed at which he was approaching was superbly fast. In the blink of an eye, he was no longer far from them. As he got a little closer, all the martial art experts around Tie Bu Tian had an unsettling feeling!
This was because at that moment, the ultra-fast moving silhouette was already moving past them!
He lifted his head and gazed in the direction of Tie Bu Tian!
The exchanges of gazes were like that of heavenly swords that had cut though the dark sky and encountered one another!
Suddenly, the dozens of martial experts surrounding Tie Bu Tian felt the pair of eyes staring at them, leaving them feeling completely exposed.
It felt as if they were stripped and thrown into an icy field of wind and snow.
In a flash, a cold air like no other swept from the man’s direction. The cold air was like that of an icy wind that had traveled for a thousand miles and seemed like it could engulf the whole world with ice! It was like a calm sea that was hit by monstrous waves out of nowhere!
An absolutely calm atmosphere had turned into an earth-shattering one in the blink of an eye! No one was able to react in time to such a stark contrast, let alone the guards around Tie Bu Tian who had heightened senses and who were always alert!
There were martial art experts on both sides and the air was filled with great tension.
Yet, the person seemed to have realized that something was out of place and immediately reclaimed the cold air. Everyone was shocked beyond words by this man’s ability to freely release and reclaim the cold air!
At that moment, that person and Tie Bu Tian were making direct eye contact with each other!
Tie Bu Tian had unexpectedly turned around and looked at him.
Their eyes appeared to have met each other by accident, but they were both startled!
Their seemingly casual gaze was actually intentional by both parties!
Moreover, only both parties knew that their gaze was intentional.
Tie Bu Tian’s gaze came right after he had activated the Emperor Saintly Technique. It had brought with it a type of intense pressure from one of the ultimate position of power. This was paired with the Icy Heart Jade Bone Saintly Technique that he had cultivated since his childhood!
With just a glance, Tie Bu Tian was able to extract one key information from the other person’s speed, momentum, and gaze. The person in front of his very eyes was an extremely dangerous character! If that person was a friend, he would be of great help. However, if that person was an enemy, he would be a formidable one!
Separated by more than ten yards, two people and four eyes were peeled on each other. In their minds, there arose a subtle feeling. It was as if they should never have met each other and this impossible encounter of friend or foe that should never have occurred was now a chaos of time and space!
Chu Yang was well aware of this feeling. At that moment, it seemed as if time and space were grounded and mixed. The two different worlds of his previous life and his current life were suddenly mixed together!
This was an extremely mysterious feeling.
It was a meeting beyond fate!