Chapter 4.1: Playing Outside Calls For Payback
Accompanying those two words that reached them was a highly expensive carved jade wine flask, that struck with pinpoint accuracy right onto that audacious hand.
The woman’s face instantly turned pale, her whole arm turned numb.
But she did not bother with the pain she was feeling but instead fell straight to her knees onto the floor, not even daring to raise her head up as her entire body trembled visibly.
Because the layout of the place was specially designed. Every single space in there was independant and sealed completely. Though they were separated only by a bead curtain, they would not be able to hear anything outside. It could be seen that the owner of the place had spent quite a bit of effort on the place.
Outside was a bustle of indulgence in fine wine and boisterous revelry, with the glittering of gold and luxurious opulence seen all around, but on the inside, it made people feel as if they had fallen right into a ice cave, the chilling cold biting into their bones.
Even the face of the woman who had been flirting with Qing Yu earlier had changed in shade, as she turned respectfully around, her eyes and head lowered down.
The smile at the edges of Qing Yu’s mouth faded away a little, her eyes turning to look in the direction that the wine flask had been thrown from.
Right at that moment, a gust of wind blew the curtain open, revealing a person inside who had his eyes half opened, deep violet eyes that were dark and sinisterly charming, so beautiful to look at, drawing countless people to want to get close to them like moths to a flame.
That pair of eyes were just too beautiful! And at the same time so very terrifying.
Which made Qing Yu still remember today the first words he had said. “You are the first person who dares to look at me like that.”
But she really wasn’t in the mood to reminisce at that moment about the time they had first met, but was instead thinking why that fella would appear here like a pesky spirit that could not be shaken off! ?
Speaking of that, having been here in this strange world for so many years, she had never been fearful of anyone. Up till now, this man could be considered to be the first person that made her instinctively feel that he was not to be trifled with.
As for how she had come to have crossed paths with him, it had stemmed from when she was concocting an antidote elixir for Qing Bei, where she needed to acquire a very rare and precious herb, the Polar Fire Core.
According to what was depicted in the books, that was a species that was only the very verge of extinction and this man happened to have it in his hands.
Alright, she would admit that her conduct was not all that acceptable when she took it without asking, but who asked that fella to be so obstinate, refusing to budge by force or persuasion. She had even suggested many conditions unfavourable to herself in exchange for it and since he still refused, she had no choice but to take it by force.
“Qing Yu, do you know this person?” Qing Bei beside her had naturally noticed something amiss and he asked in a low voice.
But just how sharp were that man’s ears when his eyes immediately darkened by quite a bit.
It’s true….. What you fear most will finally come haunt you.
Back then, to show her sincerity she had even taken the initiative to reveal her name to him but had merely inverted the sequence, giving her name as Yu Qing.
Mm. She had not really lied afterall, as those words were still her name.
The black robed guards standing on both sides of him had been stewing for quite a while under the terrifying aura their Lord was exuding.
They knew immediately that their Lord was not in that great a mood at that moment.
There was another enchanting and beautiful looking red clothed man directly opposite the violet eyed man, his stunningly dazzling peach blossom eyes with their long luscious lashes bright and radiant, his face filled with a brilliant smile.
“Kid, I haven’t seen you for so long. How are you?”
The youth was not unfamiliar to him. His portrait had been hanging on the wanted list for two whole years already, but no one had been able to locate him at all, like he had completely disappeared from the face of the earth.
This was truly a case of wearing out a pair of iron shoes in search to no avail, but suddenly stumbling upon it without any effort needed.
Such an audacious little brat, under the entire Heavens, it was feared that only this little kid would dare to take advantage of a man like Lou Jun Yao.
Chapter 4.2: Playing Outside Calls For Payback
“Mm, before seeing you, I was doing rather well.” Qing Yu replied smilingly, her body automatically taking a step back, her hand holding Qing Bei tightening as her eyes quickly surveyed the surroundings.
“Thinking to escape again? You won’t be so lucky this time!” Bai Zi Yan said as the corners of his mouth curled up sinisterly. “The Polar Fire Core you stole was meant to be used by our Lord to treat his injury, and if not for you, he would have fully recovered. If you cooperate and hand it over to us here today, your Lord here might just consider allowing you to die with your body in one piece.”
Qing Yu lifted up an eyebrow. “You’ve got to be kidding. It’s already been so long. The dregs of the herb has long turned into flower fertilizer. If you had asked me earlier, I might still have a few leaves left over.”
Polar Fire Core…..
Qing Bei’s eyes sank. Wasn’t that the strange flower used for the treatment of his legs?
He had been thinking how strange it was that the upper half of that flower had been scorching hot while its bottom half felt so bitingly cold. So that was actually the legendary Polar Fire Core!
What kind of a price had Qing Yu paid to get her hands on something like that! ?
And she was always saying that she wasn’t the real Qing Yu, and she would leave this place one fine day. If that was the case, then why was she risking her life to try to save him! ?
Hearing the news that the Polar Fire Core was gone, Bai Zi Yan’s alluring peach blossom eyes lost its smiling twinkle, to be replaced with chilling murder. “You are damned!”
The Polar Fire Core was something they had finally managed to retrieve after so much struggle, at the cost of several hundred lives of their men. They had thought to wait till it bloomed fully, where its medicinal effects would be better, but in the end, it was stolen from them by this kid here!
The Lord did not have all that much time left and if he was still not given the medicine, he would be tormented to death by that force in him that was both extremely fiery and chilly. They had searched for the flower stealing thief throughout the entire world and now it seemed that their efforts were for naught!
They wouldn’t feel any relief even if they killed the kid a hundred times! !
Compared to Qing Yu’s calm composure, Qing Bei’s heart was a complex mix of feelings. With the thought that she had been drawn into such trouble because of him, he was filled with endless remorse and self reproach. In fact, he had been burdening her so much all these years.
No matter whether she was the real Qing Yu, she had fulfilled more than any duty she might have towards him.
He was just thinking to step forward to explain when Qing Yu stretched her hand out to stop him, pulling him behind her. Qing Bei was not all that tall at this moment and Qing Yu was a little more lanky. Standing together like this, it was seen that she was actually slightly taller than him.
She stood in front of him, her stance highly protective.
“Little Lian, your love has turned to hate and you’ve set this trap for me to fall into? Women are truly frightening.” Qing Yu said with a indiscernible smile as she looked at the woman at the side whose head was still lowered.
Lian Ji stared blankly for a moment before her brows furrowed up. She had not known that the Lord would come here today at all. It had been a few years since she had last seen the Lord and even though this was completely unintentional, she must not speak recklessly here or she would escape disaster herself.
There was only frustration in her heart at that moment. If she had known that the youth was the thief that had stolen the Polar Fire Core, she would have delivered a chop of her hand on the back of his neck.
“You person you want is me. This kid here does not know anything but just came here with me today. Let him go.” Qing Yu said, and then turned her body to the side to signal Qing Bei with her eyes.
But how could Qing Bei possibly abandon her and run away on his own? They were twins and they had come out from their mother’s tummy one after the other with a cup of tea’s time in between. She had come out first and it was destined she was the elder sister that had to look after her younger brother.
Regardless of what she was like in the past, but ever since she had saved him out from the fire, she had really changed.
Intelligent, confident, brave, and possessed amazing godly skills in Medicine. She had done every duty as an elder sister, protecting him, and looking out for him.
But she was afterall still a girl, and he could not possibly always hide behind her.