Chapter 6.1: To Entice or To Throttle
How had he sneaked inside and escaped anyone’s notice? And how had he then managed to come out without a scratch? !
As if to affirm his suspicions, the youth’s mesmerizing upslanted phoenix like eyes arched up a brow and said indifferently: “Isn’t it all just about a bunch of herbs? You were going to use it to save a person, and it was the same thing for me. But since I am not able to deny my wrongdoing in this, I will cure your Lord of his condition.”
Bai Zhi Yan’s heart then surged suddenly. For some unknown reason, he suddenly felt as if the youth would really be able to create some kind of miracle. But his face remained unmoved as he asked: “Based on what do you think that I am to believe you?”
“Heh.” The ends of Qing Yu’s mouth curled up with an almost imperceptible arc, her gaze seemingly looking into the pair of devilishly charming eyes through the curtain. “Based on the one fact that I am the only person who is able to touch you. Isn’t that right?”
The violet eyes immediately narrowed greatly.
Others might not know, but he knew it clearly. Back when this youth had come to steal the flower, he had discovered it and the two of them had exchanged blows.
He had thought that since the flower thief was so obnoxious, he did not need to hold back. He would just let him suffer the agonizing torment of ice poison and fire poison as they wrecked at him till his death. But, he did not die, but was still living.
Thus, when he saw the youth here, he was astonished.
Bai Zhi Yan felt the rise of emotions within the man beside him and he quickly realized that the words the youth spouted out were true. Besides shock, Bai Zhi Yan was feeling more of delight instead. “If you are really able to cure my Lord, then we will all owe you an immense debt of gratitude. But, how confident are you?”
“I will never say things that I am not confident of.”
Qing Yu’s brows knitted as she turned to look at the colour of the sky outside. If they are discovered to be outside the Duke’s Manor at this time of the day, they would surely be in more trouble.
“I will find another chance to come here again. Crush this elixir in water and drink it. It will suppress your condition for a period.” She placed an small exquisite bottle onto the table at the side, and then turned to pull Qing Bei who was still foolishly caught in a daze to walk out.
The women around them subconsciously parted to allow them a path out, not a single one among them daring to block their way.
Bai Zhi Yan stretched a hand out and the porcelain bottle was sucked to fly through the air into his hand. He removed the stopper from the bottle and took a slight whiff. A glint of surprise was then immediately seen to flash in his peach blossom eyes. “How could it…..”
“How?” The low magnetic voice was tinted with a slight raspiness, but filled with a kind of alluring grace, just like his pair of mysterious and majestic looking eyes.
Bai Zhi Yan shook his head, unable to hide the surprise in his expression. “How could such a low level world possibly have a person with such amazing skills in Medicine? And he’s still such a young youth at that. Even I am not all that confident that I will be able cultivate an elixir like this.”
Bai Zhi Yan had come from a highly prestigious and influential clan and he received his tutelage from the Divine Doctor Clan. He was the most talented disciple in his generation among the Divine Doctor Clan and in terms of skills in Medicine, nobody had been able to surpass him, where even his revered teacher had nothing but praise for him.
But now, he is actually admitting that he is not as good as a little kid here. It would seem like the kid must have come from some extraordinary background as well. At the very least, he couldn’t possibly be from such a low grade place like this place.
But at that moment, he was not infuriated that someone was better than him, but went on to reveal a genuine smile on his face. “Jun Yao, I have a feeling that this youth would definitely be able to cure you of this condition that has tormented you for so many years and it’s the time for us to use more help. It seems this lowly place has some crouching tigers and hidden dragons and that youth has significant cultivation powers and great skills in Medicine. If we are able to get him to come under us, he will surely become a great source of help to you!”
Chapter 6.2: To Entice or To Throttle
Lou Jun Yao narrowed his eyes, and said expressionlessly: “That kid is a tough bone to chew on. We might not be able to win him over.”
“If he refuses to work for us and turns to become an enemy to us in future, that will definitely be very troublesome.” Bai Zhi Yan’s eyes flashed with a chilling glint. “Before that happens, I will put an end to him myself.”
On the other side, where Yan Su and Yan Xi Cheng had been summoned into the palace, before they had even stepped into the main palace hall, they were met with a man dressed in golden clothes of the palace, embroidered with a four clawed dragon with fangs bared, his figure tall and slender and his face gentle and handsome, his brows filled with the light of wisdom.
This man was the current Crown Prince Xuanyuan Che, the Emperor’s first born son, and also the son he loved and favoured the most.
“Respects to Your Highness.” The Yan father and son halted in their steps and bowed at the waist in greeting, but found themselves being gently pulled up.
“There’s no need for such courteous ceremony. The Duke of Eternal Peace and General Yan should hurry up inside. My Father is waiting for the two of you inside.” Xuanyuan Che said with a smile, and then went around them to walk far away from them.
Xuanyuan Che had always treated people with gentle courtesy. But that was all just an illusion. His real person was one who was highly apathetic inside, exactly the kind of person who was passionate on the outside and cold on the inside, deep and unfathomable, impossible to read. This was also what the Blue Wave’s Emperor admired the most.
The Duke of Eternal Peace did not have time to think further about it but went on to step inside the Imperial audience hall.
The Son of Heaven in the top seat was about forty years of age, his countenance young and handsome. He was seated upon the Dragon Throne and his face was dark as he read through the memorials written to the throne.
“And subordinate general,”
“Pays our respects to Your Majesty!”
The Blue Wave Emperor’s attention then returned back as he rubbed at his temples. “My beloved officials please get up. Have a seat!”
“Thank you Your Majesty.” Yan Su got up and took a seat on a chair at the side. “For Your Majesty to summon your vassal so urgently into the palace, could it be something big has happened?”
The Blue Wave Emperor sighed, and handed the memorial he had been reading to a palace servant beside him. The palace servant immediately brought the memorial over to hand it over to Yan Su.
Yan Su opened up the memorial. As one who usually did not reveal his emotions, when he saw the contents recorded upon the memorial, he could not help but be shocked. “This…..”
“Through these years, the reason our Blue Wave Kingdom has been able to jump right up to the top among the three kingdoms is mainly due to the fact that the Water Edge Emperor has been sickly and frail. And it is also due to the fact that the Duke of Vast Oceans suffered a relapse of an old ailment and had fallen unconscious into long coma. But who would have thought that the Water Edge Emperor’s health would suddenly miraculously improve and I received a report from our spies that the Duke of Vast Oceans regained consciousness yesterday.”
The man who had fallen into a deep sleep for seven years. It was thought that he would never awaken and continue to sleep, who knew he would actually wake up!
This also meant that the Blue Wave Kingdom would once again face the crisis of having their people put in misery and suffering.
Just thinking about it already made the Blue Wave Emperor break out in cold sweat. The terror of that man, the Duke of Vast Oceans, his fiendish fame had spread throughout the entire three kingdoms. A typical example of a fanatical and warlike maniac who was exceptionally cruel, his notoriety striking terror into people’s hearts. Every place he walked, people backed away from him, where none dared to trifle with him. And it was because of his presence that the Water Edge Kingdom was the most powerful kingdom among the three.
“Your Majesty need not get too worried. The Water Edge Kingdom had not declared they were seeking a war and the ten year peace treaty we signed back then has not yet past. So even with the Duke of Vast Oceans notorious fame, they would not dare act wantonly.” Yan Su spoke to reassure softly, when he saw that the Blue Wave Emperor’s face was creased up in worry.
“There’s something my dear duke isn’t aware of. Your Emperor isn’t worried about that, but that the Water Edge Kingdom sent word some time ago that they want to send a princess here to propose a royal matchmaking. At that time, the list of names for the princess’ escort had not been set but looking at the current situation, it will almost definitely be that Duke of Vast Oceans himself that would be coming.” And he could not help but feel trepidation in his heart.