Realms In The Firmament - Chapter 202
Chapter 202 - I Need To Speed Up
A man who was tall and slim weirdly showed up in front of the Crown Prince like a shadow. He looked askance at the Crown Prince, ’’Your highness, you only need to play your role as a Crown Prince and don't need to worry about anything else. As for the Mu Clan, no matter what we do, whether begging humbly or being aggressive, that is our own business.
The truth is, in the history, none of those kingdoms could last longer than five hundred years. They would all fall eventually. However, the eight noble clans, we have been lasting for thousands of years.’’
The tall man spoke coldly, ’’There have been too many useless princes in the royal family. That is the reason why this kingdom is doomed to fall. People like you in our clan would have been assigned to clean toilets.’’
He was indifferent about the dark expression on the Crown Prince's face. He turned to the Crown Princess and said, ’’You should stay on this moron's side and watch him. We don't need anything else. We just need him to sit on the throne.’’
’’Yes, Uncle.’’ The Crown Princess answered reverently.
’’We came to the Chen-Xing City not only to resolve the problem between the Mu Clan and the House of Chaotic Storms, but also to get enough ingathering during the auction. Furthermore, we will kill that General Ye's son, Ye Xiao, to avenge your brother.’’
The tall man's voice was cold and decisive. It sounded like irons clashing against each other, loud and powerful.
’’Thank you for your concern, Uncle.’’ The Crown Princess wept and bowed slowly.
Ye Xiao came home before dawn.
He was now holding a jade bottle.
There was a little liquid inside the bottle.
Ye Xiao recognized it by only smelling.
It was the Cyan Fruit Poison, which had killed the previous Ye Xiao, the real owner of his body.
He had known that this poison came from the Crown Prince's Palace. That was what Wang Da-Nian had told him.
However, Wang Da-Nian had only known that it was from the upper realm. That's all.
Moreover, the person who sent Wang Da-Nian to poison Ye Xiao was not the Crown Prince. It was Mu Cheng-Bai, who had been killed long ago by Ye Xiao.
Ye Xiao was surprised and unhappy about it. He hadn't thought that he had actually avenged the former 'Ye Xiao' long ago.
He wasn't really happy about the move this time though.
When Ye Nan-Tian was proceeding with the cleaning mission, he didn't deal with people on the Crown Prince's side because of the king. That was why Wang Da-Nian survived.
This time, Wang Da-Nian's entire family became a scapegoat, or a vent to Ye Xiao's anger.
Ye Xiao had been quite upset in the recent days. He needed to vent his anger. So he thought, [Why keep them alive? Knowing their existence only makes me feel bad.]
So he went to Wang Da-Nian's place at night when it was dark. And he used some torturing methods to force Wang Da-Nian to tell the truth about how 'Ye Xiao' died. Under Ye Xiao's tortures, no one could keep hiding anything in mind...
However, he was still upset. The anger was still there.
Because the Crown Prince was still living well. But Ye Xiao couldn't kill him yet.
After that, Ye Xiao went to the Ling-Bao Hall salesroom.
There were still 25 days before the auction would begin. That was not a short time.
Ling-Bao Hall was well guarded at the moment. Ling-Bao Hall got the security support from the royal house of the Kingdom of Chen and from the military forces. With Ling-Bao Hall's security force, the three forces worked together. That was such a strong force that was even stronger than the royal security group.
Under such protection, even Ye Xiao felt it difficult to get inside the salesroom secretly.
Ye Xiao reckoned that after a few days, he would be unable to get access to the salesroom casually. There would be a lot of super cultivators arriving for the auction. They wouldn't want any unrecognized person to get in the Ling-Bao Hall. It concerned their own interests after all.
With his current capability, if he wanted to cover his double identities and get in the salesroom secretly, that would be a tough mission.
Wan Zheng-Hao had been looking forward for his Monarch's arrival. He felt it had been three years after missing the Monarch for one day. Now he saw Ye Xiao as if he was meeting a living god.
’’Liu Chang-Jun, how is everything going?’’ Ye Xiao sat on the chair leisurely.
’’We are still working on it. There are some certain achievements.’’ Every time when Liu Chang-Jun met Ye Xiao, no matter whether it was Ye Xiao or Feng Zhi-Ling the Monarch, he would secretly feel admiration.
It was a feeling of looking at a huge mountain with respect, knowing that he would never be able to reach the top.
He had no idea why he would feel like that.
’’Hmm. Good. Keep working harder.’’ Ye Xiao spoke blandly, ’’When you fully proceed to your current work and have over ten thousand underlings, I will teach you the secret of being the king of assassin as a reward.
That is the sword of the king in the assassination world. An assassin king should have such power.’’
Ye Xiao's eyes were sharp and he was staring at Liu Chang-Jun's eyes.
He could feel how Liu Chang-Jun changed his attitude towards him. Liu Chang-Jun was now completely compliant to him. Ye Xiao didn't know why too. Yet when he thought about how Liu Chang-Jun could sense things unbelievably, he only felt happy about it.
’’The sword of the king in the assassination world...’’ Liu Chang-Jun was shaking. He said, ’’Can I ask... what its name is?’’
Ye Xiao spoke blandly, ’’It is... One Sword Through The World.’’
Liu Chang-Jun took a deep breath in. His face turned red because of excitement. His hands were shaking. He took in a deep breath and then out. Apparently, he was trying to calm himself down. Yet he couldn't.
One Sword Through The World.
It was a sword move that only could be heard in the myth of the Land of Han-Yang.
It was said that there was an assassin long long ago. He had gained this martial art and then became the No.1 assassin in the Land of Han-Yang within three years. In ten years, he broke the limit of the cultivation and left the Land of Han-Yang for the upper realm.
His story became a myth in the assassination world.
When he was in the Land of Han-Yang, there was no one he couldn't kill.
He could easily complete all the assassination missions.
After him, there showed up many Assassin King, however, no one could be a match to him.
He was the legend to all assassins in the whole land.
’’I need you to speed up in raising my own force, including the intelligence group and the assassination group. All of them.’’ Ye Xiao spoke blandly, ’’What we are doing now seems to be too slow.’’
’’It is too slow.’’ Ye Xiao emphasized it.
’’Yes.’’ Wan Zheng-Hao and Liu Chang-Jun bowed together, feeling their backs covered in cold sweat. They were scared.
’’I don't want your promises. I want the results.’’ Ye Xiao took the precious medical materials that Wan Zheng-Hao had prepared for him and stood up, ’’The next few days, I won't come. After the auction begins, I will be back... Hurry up and finish whatever I told you to.’’
The two of them both promised.
Ye Xiao stopped talking and disappeared.
After Ye Xiao left, Wan Zheng-Hao and Liu Chang-Jun looked at each other for a long time. Wan Zheng-Hao said, ’’What happened to our boss? Why is he so hurried all of a sudden? He can't be crazy, can he?’’
Liu Chang-Jun spoke with a cold face, ’’Mind your words, Mr. Wan. We don't need to know why. We only need to do whatever we should do. Nothing else is important to us.’’
Wan Zheng-Hao twitched his face and said, ’’Yes. That's true. Nothing else is important.’’
In fact, he was cursing inside his heart.
Since this assassin had arrived, he always showed a cold face to Wan Zheng-Hao. Wan Zheng-Hao had tried to stay closer to him, but didn't know what to do.
The only situation that they could talk was when Liu Chang-Jun needed money. It was simple conversations though. Liu Chang-Jun merely reached out his hand and said, ’’I am out of money.’’
It truly seemed nothing else was important to him.
Wan Zheng-Hao always wanted to shout out, 'None of my business you out of money!'
Yet Liu Chang-Jun just stood there with his hand in front of Wan Zheng-Hao. His eyes were sharp like swords pointing at his throat...
Wan Zheng-Hao had no choices but give him the money he wanted.
The most unbelievable thing to Wan Zheng-Hao was that no matter how much Liu Chang-Jun got, he would spend all of them within one single day.
If he came back with some money with him, Wan Zheng-Hao would feel like killing him at once, because that must be a fake Liu Chang-Jun...
Liu Chang-Jun kept spending money like this, so the assassins network had been expanding rapidly. The intelligence network was like a huge spider net too.
Wan Zheng-Hao had recruited twice some statisticians. It seemed after one or two days, he had to recruit more again...
However, Wan Zheng-Hao was rich. Liu Chang-Jun was spending money for some real works. And it was proceeding well.
Wan Zheng-Hao wasn't truly stingy about money.
What he couldn't stand was that...
Liu Chang-Jun didn't seem like seeing a person when he saw Wan Zheng-Hao. He was like looking at his target or a pole of fat meat.
[Such a hateful personality. I guess you could only be an assassin. You must suck on all other businesses. You are bound to end up an assassin your whole life.]
1st guaranteed chapter of the week. 1st chapter of November! Cheers! Btw, a very incomplete glossary is now posted in ritf's index.
Also, for those wondering about atte's status (A thought through eternity), it will be resumed tomorrow, along with the announcement about what happened and what to do with the missed chapters.