Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 431: Bang, Bang, Bang!
Chapter 431: Bang, Bang, Bang!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Xu Que and his three thousand soldiers were marching towards the third Duke’s residence.
On the other side, the soldiers of the Imperial City had no idea whether they should inform the Duke first or rescue Young Twelve first, feats which would be dangerous either way.
Thus, they just stood still.
In the main bedroom of the third Duke’s residence, the door closed. Inside the room, a woman who was richly bejeweled began undressing a middle-aged man.
The man draped a pair of imperial robes on his body and sneered. “These are the imperial robes that belong to me!”
The woman covered her mouth with her hand and smiled. “Since you are wearing the imperial robes, you should start to call yourself ‘Emperor’ as well.”
“Haha! Quite right!” The man laughed hard.
This room was shielded by a Protection Array, so they could not be heard by people outside.
Evidently, this middle-aged man was the third Duke, the father of Young Twelve. The woman was his wife.
The man was dressed like the Emperor of the Water Nation, whilst the woman was dressed like the Empress. Pathetically, they only dared to conduct such activities inside the privacy of their room.
“It won’t take long before we can confidently stand in front of everyone else as the Emperor and the Empress.” The third Duke smiled, enjoying the sight of himself in front of a mirror.
However, the woman complained, “When your elder brother died, you should have taken the opportunity to rebel. If it were not for that woman, you would already be the Emperor now!”
The third Duke said in a low voice, “It’s not my fault. My elder brother suddenly had a daughter. In fact, I’d known all about this, but I’d simply forgotten at that moment. And then he passed his throne to that woman in front of all the officials before he died. I could do nothing to stop him!”
“Well, you should have at least recalled that your brother had a daughter before he revealed it himself… then that woman would not even have had the opportunity to take the throne!”
“So what?! That woman is going to stay the Empress for just over a decade. Anyway, I will soon take the throne back,” the third Duke sneered.
The woman said, “A hundred years ago, you and your elder brother came and stayed in the Cultivation World for ten years. You came back with him again later after your cultivation. He could not possibly have had the time to meet women, so why did your elder brother pass his throne to an outsider?”
The third Duke frowned. “I have no idea, but I do feel very suspicious about this. Once I saw that my late brother was being very respectful to that woman, I’# thought I’d been wrong. But now when I think of this, I do feel there as if there is something wrong with all this!”
The woman waved her hand. “Never mind. I have already got enough soldiers and the Water Nation has just gone through two big battles. That woman has not come back yet. I think this is the best opportunity for us to take back the throne.”
“By the way, we do owe a lot to that General. If it were not for him, we would never have been able to take back the lost cities this quickly!” the third Duke sneered.
In fact, only the third Duke knew that Hong Yan was not the real daughter of the late Emperor. With this secret in hand, he had been plotting to take the throne back for years and had been waiting for the right opportunity.
He believed that once he revealed this secret, he would definitely win the officials over to his side and subsequently win the throne back, since no one would allow an outsider to rule the country.
“Still, I am very curious about the identity of that General Zhuge. How did he manage to take back ten lost cities in two days. Can he really be the God of Armies? I am afraid he might be a threat to our plan!” the woman said.
The third Duke smiled. “You do not need to worry. Although I have not met him in person, I have been told that General Zhuge is very young and whenever he took back a city, he would loot the governor’s residence, so he must be a greedy person. We can easily make him come to our side by giving him some money. I will invite him to our place tomorrow and we can see what he is really like.”
“I knew it! You have something made up in your mind! Earlier, I was wondering why you suddenly wanted to put on the imperial robe.” The woman gently patted him on his chest and settled into his embrace.
The third Duke laughed. “Since this morning, my eyelids have not stopped twitching. I felt a bit worried. But after I put on the robe, I finally calmed down. There is only one step between me and the throne now. Once I get the General on my side, the whole of Water Nation will be mine.”
“Of course! But remember to lock Hong Yan up and torture her! She has made our son suffered so much these past few years!” the woman said harshly.
“Absolutely,” the third Duke answered, picturing the Water Empress in his mind. There was lust in his eyes.
The woman was still resting in his embrace and did not notice this, but she did suddenly feel his erection.
She pouted playfully. “You are really energetic!”
Seeing her face, the third Duke had to suppress the urge to retch.
“By the way, I heard that every time the General loots a house, he always knocks on the door first and announces that he will not take a needle or a thread. And do you know what happens? After he goes in, he takes everything away apart from the needles and threads. Haha!” The woman began to laugh. “He is really shameless…”
Bang! Bang! Bang!
They heard someone knocking on the main door.
The pair stopped laughing.
“Open the door. We have come to check your water meter. I promise we will not take a needle or a thread from you!”