Wu Yu hefted the Demon Subduing Staff and rushed through the ruins of Upper Qian Hall. He was not as outclassed as the previous time.
"Against Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian, I'm still a little lacking."
Although he had blocked his opponent's dao technique with A Staff to Ascension, Wu Yu was clear that after one clash, his Chest Meridian's spiritual source was shaking, and had almost crumbled. This was rather risky.
Although he had parried the attack, if they fought on, he would die today without question.
But he did not know that Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian was even more shaken.
A few days ago, Wu Yu had been putty in his hands. But today he had blocked his Jade-based Fire, his dao technique!
To him, Wu Yu's current fighting power was already close to the third tier of the Qi Condensation Realm.
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian flung emperor Yuan Hao to one side and reached Wu Yu in a few strides. Now that the matter had blown up in the palace, the place was abuzz. However, this was a fight between two immortals, so no one dared to approach.
Wu Yu knew that even if his opponent had attacked unreasonably, that was still not the most important thing today. Rather, who knew where Jiang Junlin was?
He hurriedly said loudly, "Hao Tian, I am not purposely looking for trouble today. And I wish to kill Yuan Hao even less. I'm afraid you might be in the dark. This Emperor Yuan Hao is currently sending the Eastern Suppression Army of 30,000 to attack the Gao Lin Commandery. If I had come late, the Gao Lin Commandery would be reduced to ashes."
Not many knew of this, and the nobles were still nearby. Upon hearing this news, the cat was out of the bag.
Immediately, discussions broke out in a wave.
They knew that Wu Yu had a good relationship with Wu You. If Yuan Hao had really done such a thing, then what Wu Yu had done was not unreasonable.
"What!?" Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian was about to go crazy with anger.
Now he was willing to go as far as killing Yuan Hao.
Yuan Xi materialized as if from nowhere. Hearing the news, she quickly went to shelter Yuan Hao and escort him away.
"Stop right there. Send a messenger pigeon before me right now to command the Eastern Suppression Army to cease." Wu Yu blocked their path.
Yuan Hao had no idea that things would turn out this way. Even Upper Qian Hall was destroyed. At this moment, he could only gag, his knees turned to jelly.
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian's expression was cold. He blocked Wu Yu and said, "Logically, the Gao Lin Commandery is a peaceful settlement. For the human emperor to send the Eastern Suppression Army against them is indeed condemnable. But do not forget that this is still an affair of mortals. As martial cultivators, we should stay out of mortal affairs! The trouble you have started at the palace spurns the entire world of dao. Are you not worried that your masters might kick you out of the sect?!"
Although he wished to make Yuan Hao vanish, he could not simply back down at this time.
Yuan Hao had bungled up all the way, but he had indeed given him an excuse to destroy Wu Yu.
"And now I don't even need Jiang Junlin. If I kill Wu Yu now, when the Heavenly Sword Sect comes, I can be completely justified to say that he interfered in mortal matters and slaughtered the mortal emperor for his love!"
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian thought to himself.
"He is currently condensing his qi, and his spiritual source is unstable. Half the battle is already won. Sun Wudao, your time has come!"
As for the workings of the spiritual source, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian was obviously familiar with it!
"Sun Wudao, if you cannot explain yourself, I will work heaven's justice on behalf of your sect!" Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian declared.
This was a fight between the two immortals. And the mortals, even the best of them, were trembling and hiding far away. The way they postured, it seemed like they were about to fight, and everyone scurried away.
Having said this, how could Wu Yu not see the whole picture?
"Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian is looking for the opportunity to kill me. Although Yuan Hao bungled things up with his idiocy, it indeed ended up well for them. I've been hooked good and proper."
But Wu Yu had an idea.
He laughed. He spoke unhurriedly, in a clear voice, "Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian. It's true that I am interfering in a mortal conflict. However, it is out of my good nature. After all, this worthless emperor is about to throw away thousands of innocent lives. Even if my sect learns about this, they will forgive me. It has nothing to do with you. However, I know a little secret of yours."
A little secret!
Hearing these three words, all the aristocrats and the responding troops that had hurried to the scene pricked their ears.
Wu Yu spoke loudly, "I heard from Princess Wu You that a year ago, you killed her younger brother, right? Logically, as the Immortal Protector, your only right is to slay demons. The ascension struggles of mortal nobility has nothing to do with you. You have become a tyrant at Dong Yue Wu Kingdom, ruling it as you will. And now you hypocritically accuse me? With all present as my witnesses, will you kill me?"
Just this point alone was enough to damn Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian.
As expected, his opponent shut up.
Twice in a row now.
The last time, Wu Yu had used the father-son relationship of Yuan Hao to shut him up, and he had killed the Heavenly Cloud Roc out of petty revenge. This time round, before everybody, Wu Yu had used the rock that he moved to crush his leg, evening the score.
And the way the crowd saw it, this time Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had no reason to attack Wu Yu at all.
News of such a conflict would definitely travel very far. The Heavenly Sword Sect would not be convinced of Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian's decision.
However, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian's look showed Wu Yu that he was still in danger.
The opponent's wish to kill him was very strong now. But Wu Yu could not avoid it anymore.
These consecutive clashes were because of Yuan Hao's antics.
"By my order, command the Eastern Suppression Army to retreat. All those uninvolved, leave these premises." Yuan Xi stood up at this time to give the answer that satisfied Wu Yu.
Although the resolution to this issue had been fraught with danger, resolved it was.
"Yuan Hao, you should open a hole in your skull to drain the water."
Wu Yu laughed coldly. He lifted the Demon Subduing Staff and swaggered away without a second look at Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian.
Now, only the smoke and mist from Upper Qian Hall's rubble remained.
"Fa... Father.... I only wanted to help you find an excuse to kill him!" Yuan Hao struggled to a sitting position and looked tremblingly at the approaching Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian.
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian's expression was cruel. His bloodthirst was apparent, and Yuan Xi understood it immediately. She hurried in front of Yuan Hao, crying, "Master, I beg of you, do not kill him! He is, after all, your flesh and blood......"
"Kill... Kill me...." Yuan Hao collapsed to the floor.
"Master!" Yuan Xi was on her knees, clutching at his leg, her face full of tears.
Only after dragging Yuan Xi for a good many steps did Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian allow his anger to burst. He kicked Yuan Xi aside and called the Pegasus. He then took to the skies, leaving Capital Wu in a flash.
"Fa... Father, where is he going...."
Yuan Hao had his life narrowly spared. He was covered in cold sweat.
Yuan Xi had been through a lot as well. She finally breathed a sigh of relief. "He has gone to look for Yuan Chen and Jiang Junlin. At this time, only Jiang Junlin can end the grudge with Sun Wudao."
"That's wonderful!" Yuan Hao cried with happiness.
Yuan Xi wanted to tear him apart. She snapped, "All of this is your fault. If not for you, why would he need to bother with Sun Wudao?"
"I... I, but Sun Wudao killed the Spectral Concubine and ruined his plans for expansion...."
"None of that is your concern. He is an immortal. He doesn't need messy bungling from the likes of you!"
Yuan Xi dearly wanted to give him a few slaps.
Yuan Hao thought of all that he had messed up, and felt belated dread.
"However, with Heavenly Immortal Jiang Junlin taking a hand, Sun Wudao is doomed. And when Sun Wudao is dead... Mother, that Wu You is not my sister, and is not blood related to me, right?!" Yuan Hao's mind was running wild now.
"What are you going to do?"
"I will tie Wu You up and let her enjoy me!" Yuan Hao's eyes glimmered with a frightening light.
That sort of evil shocked even Yuan Xi. She knew that Yuan Hao had suffered too much in his childhood. Otherwise, his heart would not be so twisted.
"Forget it. That pair of brother and sister have taunted you since young, always being compared with you. After being called trash for so many years, you must have a lot of pent up anger and rage. If you don't release it, you'll only injure yourself sooner or later." Yuan Xi shook her head and smiled bitterly.
"Mother, you approve of what I want to do?" Yuan Hao was overjoyed.
"The only condition is that it must be in secret. Your father must not know, or you will know the consequences."
"Yes, yes! I know it well!"
Yuan Hao stood up and laughed heartily as though nothing had happened.
Wu Yu lifted his head and saw Hao Tian already leaving Capital Wu.
He pondered the reason.
"From the events of today, Hao Tian now wants to kill me. That's to be expected. I killed Wan Qing, the Spectral Concubine, and also ruined his plans. I even made him look bad on these two occasions, and now he feels the threat."
Him deciding to kill Wu Yu was not strange at all.
"He just left Capital Wu. This means that Jiang Junlin is not in Capital Wu. From his perspective, if Jiang Junlin is the one to kill me, then he need not worry about the Heavenly Sword Sect pursuing him. A good plan. That Jiang Junlin is terrifying in both status and ability."
Wu You agonized over this. It looked like he and Wu You had better leave Capital Wu.
After making his decision, he prepared to go and take Wu You away.
However, he was still puzzled.
"Given Jiang Junlin's status, he would not stay at Dong Yue Wu for such a long time for no reason. Could Dong Yue Wu have something that attracts him?"
With this suspicion, Wu Yu was very curious.
He felt like the possibility was high.
After all, for the longest time, Jiang Junlin and Yuan Chen had been absent from Capital Wu.
"Hao Tian has gone to find him, and I should also go and see what's up!"
All these years, Wu You had accumulated some power. Recently, she had gathered all her forces at Carefree Palace, and there were many martial warriors there. With them around, they could at least prevent Yuan Hao from doing anything.
Therefore, Wu Yu stealthily left Capital Wu, going in the direction the Pegasus had taken.Previous Chapter Next Chapter