Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 90 Cleaning Bu Tian Pavilion
“Stop for a moment and think!” Meng You De shouted at the top of his lungs, “This fella is spouting nonsense. Don’t tell me that you guys believe him just because of what he said! This guy just arrived and yet you are willing to cut down a brother who has been through thick and thin with all of you just because he ordered you to?”
“Meng You De, if you are not a spy, we will no doubt reinstate you. Why are you being so anxious and afraid? Chu Yang said coldly.
Meng You De was surprised and he began laughing, “If Tie Bu Tian really gave power to a person like you, this isn’t a place I would like to stay any longer! I don’t need to answer any of your questions, I bid all of you farewell!”
Right after he finished, he immediately shot towards the window as fast as he could.
However, there was someone faster than him. In a flash, Deputy Pavilion Lord Chen Yu Tong appeared by the window.
The two people palmed each other. Chen Yu Tong shook violently after that one move. His face turned dark; as he yelled angrily, “Your cultivation level is clearly Great Martial Master; why did you pretend to be a Martial Master?”
Because he had thought that his opponent was a Martial Master, thus he only used a quarter of his martial power. Not expecting his opponent to be so powerful, he didn’t have the time to increase the energy of his strike, almost causing him to suffer a major injury.
Chen Yu Tong’s words made the atmosphere even grimmer.
The hiding of his cultivation level made it even more suspicious.
Meng You De fell to the ground and took a few staggered steps before stabilizing himself. He laughed mockingly, “That’s enough. If you don’t believe me then just let me just die! If my own martial brothers don’t trust me; what is the point of living anymore?”
After he finished, he raised his palm above his head and prepared to slam his palm down, his face filled with frustration.
“Elder Brother Meng, wait a minute!” A big man stepped up and grabbed Meng You De by his wrist. He said hastily, “Someday, everything will be clear. Why must you end your own life like this?”
Before the man even finished speaking, Meng You De smiled deviously. The hand that was previously aimed at his own head now turned and grabbed the other man’s wrist tightly. Almost at the same time, his right arm reached his waist and there was a bright flash of light. In an instant, he held that man in a locked position with his long sword at that man’s throat.
“You will let me leave or this guy will die with me!” Meng You De grinned.
“You rather threaten the life of a hostage rather than explain yourself. If you aren’t a spy then what are you? And why are you doing this?” Chu Yang looked at him from a distance and using a strange, unseen force as he spoke, “Meng You De, even though you are a spy, I really admire you. The process that Great Zhao uses to choose talents is truly impeccable. I don’t even know how they managed to find such powerful people as yourselves!”
Meng You De sneered. With his hand holding a sword, his eyes looked around as he slowly moved towards the door. His mouth unconsciously answered, “Under Minister Diwu, no one is afraid of death!”
After those words came from his mouth, his face suddenly became pale.
Everyone in the great hall upon hearing this immediately changed their expressions and let out an angry “hmmm”. Those words that he uttered were a confession of his true identity!
“You really are a spy!” Cheng Zi Ang was so furious that he almost vomited blood. He felt extremely ashamed of himself. At that moment, he a wave of anxiety and disappointment washed over him; he thought of killing himself to atone for his mistakes!
Chen Yu Tong looked at Chu Yang in surprise. This Meng You De had a really fortified mind. Even in the face of his foes, he remained stoic and courageous, refusing to give up. Such a person as himself was usually tight-lipped; yet, the question was why did he reveal his identity after a few words from Chu Yang?
Chu Yang’s face was nonchalant, but inside, he was sneering. He secretly used the Deep Spirit Principle with the words he said earlier. Moreover, he had used all of his mental strength to speak, such that these words would come out at a crucial moment. When Meng You De had relaxed his mind, Chu Yang’s question along with this hypnotic method mesmerised him. Meng You De was too busy looking around him for any sudden movements to take notice of Chu Yang’s mental attack and answered his question without much thought.
He had uttered a sentence he could never redeem himself from.
“There is no need to worry. Both of them are on the same side. Kill them both!” Chu Yang said coldly as he looked at Meng You De pull the other man towards the door. “He purposely took him as a hostage instead of anyone else for that reason. Earlier they were fighting against one another. Yet all of a sudden that guy jumped up and let him take himself as a hostage so easily? Only a fool would be deceived by a trick like that! Kill them all!”
After Chu Yang said that, everyone got another shock. Meng You De and the hostage was no exception. In that instant, both of them roared loudly and separated from each other. They unsheathed their weapons and attempted to escape!
Such actions further verified Chu Yang’s speculation. All of the doubtful minds immediately understood. No wonder that man had acted so strangely. This explained why Meng You De manage to capture a hostage so easily.
Chu Yang’s words had forced the duo to desperation. In their head, Chu Yang’s words rang clearly: “I only need to suspect you, and that would have been reason enough for me to kill you. What evidence would I need?”
This made the two think: Death is death. It is better to risk it with a fight. Even if we die, news would be sent back and our families would be safe.
Regardless, our death is not a certainty!
They were already at the door, another ten feet then they would be able to run free. This might not have necessarily meant survival, but it was still far safer than this enclosed great hall. The two felt as though they had almost made it out and escape was within their grasp. They were so delighted but it was at that point that Chu Yang unexpectedly revealed their tactic.
However, there was not much of a distance left. Taking a leap of faith and just rushing for the exit did not seem like such a terrible idea. Once they were out of here and in the midst of Iron Cloud Citadel, they would surely find help.
Cheng Zi Ang roared in anger and a bright saber suddenly flashed in the great hall.
Just as that saber just flashed, it was immediately followed by two screams. There were two dead people chopped into four parts at the door. Blood was spilled all over the ground. Cheng Zi Ang with his saber in hand stood as still as a statue at the door with his back against everyone.
He had killed the two spies with one swing of his saber!
“Minister, I… have done wrong!” Cheng Zi Ang turned toward Chu Yang’s direction, kneeling with his head bowed as he spoke with great difficulty.
Cheng Zi Ang felt extremely ashamed. He had almost been fooled again. If Meng You De did not use his fellow spy to escape, he would still be here to causing damage to Bu Tian Pavilion.
What was most intolerable was the fact that he was almost fooled again. If Chu Yang was not here, then would have surely would have believed what he had seen.
There are so many spies in my ranks. I am still a naive idiot. I have been fooled far too easily. I don’t have any dignity left to live. How can I take on the responsibilities of a Pavilion Lord of Bu Tian Pavilion?
“Don’t be in such a rush to confess. This is not over yet.” Chu Yang glared at him coldly, then looked at the documents in his hand and randomly pulled out one file. He said nonchalantly, “Who is Feng Cheng Zhi? Step out. Suicide or be killed, choose one.”
After this cleansing, Cheng Zi Ang and Chen Yu Tong wanted to crawl into a hole and die. In the group of eighty-seven, Chu Yang had managed to pull out nine spies and he barely spent any time in Bu Tian Pavilion!
With each one, he had evidence. If he did not have any actual evidence, then Chu Yang would use some sort of psychological method to expose them.
However, the most incredible spy was number nine. Chu Yang had not even called his name. He only shifted his gaze slightly towards that guy, and he immediately looked around and stepped out of the crowd.