“Even though this person could be used, we should still be cautious. It is certain that he wants to go against Diwu Qing Rou; there is no doubt about that. However, his reasons are unclear. The strangest thing is that I did not see a thirst for power in his eyes. This truly surprised me.” Tie Long Cheng mused.
“Has that day finally come…?”
“You’re saying… the trials? Well, that’s a possibility. If that is the case, then your identity should definitely not be exposed.” (TLN: referring to all the Mid/Upper Heaven youths going into Jiang Hu )
“But… there has not been talk of such a legend in a long time.”
“You need to seize this opportunity, and also send people to investigate. See if there has been sudden appearances of powerful youngsters.” Tie Long Cheng said plainly, “If there are, especially if there are more than one, then our guess is correct.”
“Um, but we still have to keep some distance from that person.”
“Of course. He could be used, but not controlled!”
“This Chu Yang was really expelled from Beyond the Heavens Sect.” The young lady mused for a while before slowly saying these words.
“Expelled by Beyond the Heavens Sect? How could that be? How could Wu Yun Liang be willing to toss out such a talent?”
“I also felt that was strange. Moreover, I felt the person next to him really came from that place.”
“The person next to him?”
“The young man next to him was also very scary. Moreover, his origin is even more mysterious compared to Chu Yang’s. He seemed to have appeared out of thin air.”
“Regardless, as long as he listens to Chu Yang, it’s fine. Therefore, we only need to worry about watching Chu Yang’s actions. Ah, in addition, find a way for Wu Yun Liang of Beyond the Heavens Sect and I to meet. I want to ask him a few questions.”
“Let the court officials know that the case of the massive robberies no longer needs to be investigated.” Tie Long Cheng laughed, “If they keep investigating, and accidentally find out the truth, wouldn’t you have to waste your energy to wipe his butt?”
“So Second Uncle also thought about this.” The red faced young lady said. Of course her skin was still a little thin for these “butt wiping” words from her second uncle.
“It’s more like everyone wants to wipe his butt!” Tie Long Cheng laughed.
This made the young lady a little pensive. Then suddenly her eyes lit up. These were crude words; but did they hold some profound meaning?
At a fork on the road, the young lady and Tie Long Cheng parted ways. The young lady waved and gently fluttered off. After a few turns, she disappeared.
Tie Long Cheng’s eyes followed as the young lady slowly went away. In his eyes, there suddenly appeared a trace of pity. He sighed and muttered, “Iron Cloud has become a burden, difficult to hold up…”
“No matter how heavy the burden is, as long as Grand Marshal is here, Iron Cloud will remain!” His second in command standing next to him said respectfully, as if he completely had faith in Tie Long Cheng.
“I am only Grand Marshal, not…” Tie Long Cheng shook his head. And without finishing that sentence he yelled, “Let’s go home.”
With that, he headed forward, leading the group. Not too far in the distance was Heaven’s Prestige Manor, Tie Long Cheng’s residence.
In Iron Cloud Nation, Tie Long Cheng was given the title Heaven’s Prestige Royal Highness!
“I am already old. It’s time step aside and let enthusiastic young people take over.” Tie Long Cheng thought and ordered, “In the future, all military matters, big or small, should be reported to the prince at the same time you report to me! If it’s not a big battle, you don’t need to ask for my opinion. I… need to rest for a few years.”
“This…” The subordinates next to him were horrified.
“The prince can take care of it.” Tie Long Cheng said lightly, “If he cannot then this nation does not need to exist anymore.”
His words were filled with implications.
Even though Tie Long Cheng left, his blockade order was never rescinded. Even though many people came and looked, but not one dared to enter.
However, the two people in the shop were not worried at all. Around noon, Gu Du Xing grabbed a lot of money and lavishly bought food and wine. With the entire table filled, the two took their time eating and drinking.
After filling up a cup, Gu Du Xing brought it up and said, “Chu Yang, this one is to you!”
“Ah…, strangely, I don’t want to drink this cup of wine.”
“After I drink this, I, Gu Du Xing, will no longer… journey alone (TLN: du xing). Not matching with my name at all.”
“Then you should change your name. Gu Shuang Fei (TLN: flying in pair) … How do you feel about that?”
“That’s ok. But… you fly me or I fly you?” (TLN: shuang fei also means ‘union between husband and wife’)
“Get out of here! You can fly with a pair of pigs!” (TLN: erm… shuang fei is also used nowadays as a slang for a threesome)
After three rounds, there were two empty wine jars on the ground. The two jars on the table were half empty. Each of these was a five pound wine jar. Moreover, this was the strongest type of wine.
Gu Du Xing was getting a little tipsy, and said loudly, “Chu Yang, I just realized how great you are! But I still can’t figure out what family kicked you out. There is no reason anymore. In this world, how could there be a young person worthy of my respect? This is wrong…”
“I have no family.” Chu Yang paused for a moment and hastily emptied a cup of wine.
“I am an orphan. More specifically, I was abandoned.” Chu Yang laughed and tears came out of his eyes, “I don’t even know my own name. My current name was given by my teacher.”
Silence filled the air.
“That’s still good. At least you still have hope of meeting your parents again. You just don’t know where they are.” Gu Du Xing sighed, “I have parents, and I know who they are. But my parents were both killed. I will never be able to see them again…”
“Meh…! Let’s not talk about that anymore! Drink, drink…”
“Yes, drink! Let’s not talk about that anymore.”
“Chu Yang, before I met you, I did not have a brother…, hahaha…, but now I have one… hehe…”
“Really? Where is he? Why haven’t I met him yet?”
“It’s doesn’t matter that you haven’t met him. It’s enough that I met him, hahaha…”
“Brother… A brother is what?”
“Brother…, hahaha… A brother is a brother, not a what!” Gu Du Xing laughed loudly, “If there is a mountain of knives in front of my brother, I would be ready to go over that mountain for him! This is a brother! Even if my brother does not see me as a brother, I only need to see him as a brother to make it so!”
Gu Du Xing was finally drunk. He stood up unsteadily and suddenly beat his chest as he looked up to the heavens and yelled, “In two decades, I have never been this happy! Hahaha… Happy…!”
He suddenly fell down on the table and started snoring…
Chu Yang’s vision was getting a little hazy, but his hand still brought the wine cup to his mouth. After swallowing the wine, he suddenly became still. He muttered, “If there is a mountain of knives in front of my brother, I would be ready to go over that mountain for him! This is a brother! Even if my brother does not see me as a brother, I only need to see him as a brother to make it so!”
He nodded his head a few times. Then he shook his head and smiled as he muttered, “If you treat your brother that way, then your brother would naturally treat you that way. Being brothers is about taking care of each other. It takes two not one.”
His eyes stared blankly into space as he whispered, “If you are my brother then you will definitely not be alone!”
Even though the volume was low, these words were full of bravado. He suddenly reminisced about Tan Tan, the person who found the only precious treasure in his whole lifetime and wanted to give it to his martial brother!
That is also a brother!
He lifted the wine jar and chugged…
Wine spilled everywhere!
The consequence of this drinking was the closing of Heavenly Armament Pavilion. Two drunken men snored as they lay on the table… Outside the door, people were coming and going. But inside, sounds of snoring rang out. The smell of wine and meat spread everywhere…
These two people had a rare indulgence. They both knew that such careless indulgence would be hard to come by later.
It was not until the afternoon that the two came to. Their wine soaked clothes were dried. They looked at each other and suddenly laughed.
In this moment, there was a knock on the door, “Excuse me. Is this Chu Yang’s place?”
The voice belonged to a young lady.
Chu Yang was startled. He was very familiar with this voice. It was Wu Qian Qian’s voice!