Chapter 34 – The Guardian of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion
The night sky was like a heavy navy blue curtain. The few remaining stars hanging upon it were dim. The moonlight was obscured by very thick clouds, with feeble light seeping through.
In brief, it could be summarized into one short phrase: a moonless high wind night. It was the best day to commit a crime.
In the dark of night, two black silhouettes quietly disappeared from the farthest and smallest courtyard in Su Manor with a leopard’s gracefulness.
Nangong Liuyun’s speed was like lightning. Even though he was carrying Su Luo, he was still extremely fast.
The heavily guarded Manor of Great General Su, the protector of the country, was a place that made others flinch in fear. Yet he actually appeared to look casual, confident, and at ease; as if he was taking a leisurely stroll through his own back garden.
Nangong Liuyun was at attention, was sober and calm, and was also on sharp alert. He seem to be capable of anticipating danger in advance.
He lead Su Luo; sometimes they walked, and sometimes they stopped here and there. They occasionally hid in the shadows, hid in flowering shrubs once in a while, and sometimes flew on the top of trees. He was always one step ahead of the guards and was always well hidden when the patrol walked by.
Su Luo carefully memorized the route they walked in and the patrols they encountered with narrowed eyes and pupils dilated from the exhilaration.
It had been a long time since she felt this kind of blood boiling excitement.
What “leave the organization and live in seclusion within the forest and mountains”? As expected, in her bones, she really liked this type of crisis ridden dangerous situation; it truly made a person’s heart accelerate.
The corners of Su Luo’s mouth tiled into a smile of exhilaration.
Soon they arrived at the Hidden Treasure Pavilion.
The Hidden Treasure Pavilion was forbidden ground built in Su Manor’s backyard. This place was not an area that a normal person could get close to.
The Hidden Treasure Pavilion was only three stories high. The outside looked very plain and old; it completely lacked any magnificent and luxurious feelings.
At this time, the interior of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion was pitch-black. Not a trace of lamplight could be seen, and its main entrance was locked with a special mysterious iron padlock.
The mysterious iron padlock shone with a sliver of cold light under the moonlight.
The gate was not protected by a guard and was also soundless.
Nangong Liuyun made a simple gesture towards Su Luo, signaling that he would lure the opponents out for Su Luo to take the opportunity to enter and plunder.
In her previous life, Su Luo did a lot of similar stuff like this, so Su Luo clearly understood and nodded her head.
Nangong Liuyun indulgently patted her head. Under Su Luo’s glowering gaze, he lifted his mouth into a devilishly charming smile, took the lead, and walked out.
His movements were very fast. He was like a flash of light and onlookers could scarcely see his figure. Even if they could see it clearly, they would only see a clump of shadows, and perhaps believed that their vision had become hazy.
His footsteps were even more agile. He was like a dragonfly that skipped on water; his footsteps seemed as if they never touched the ground.
Nangong Liuyun turned his body around like a sparrow hawk; his foot stepped off the ground and flew towards the second floor of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion. But right at this moment, in the depths of the darkness, a strong wind suddenly headed directly toward him.
Nangong Liuyun’s handsome face that was hidden behind the mask spread out into a smile. He did not retreat. From the pit of his stomach, he raised together a red-hot halo directly into his palm. Borrowing the power of the wind to strongly strike, he maneuvered it to mount a sneak attack against that person.
The sneak attack was mounted against none other than the guardian of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion.
This was a black robed elderly man. Only a body enveloped in the black robe could be seen; even his head was covered by a black mantle, and his face could not be clearly seen. But one could feel his ice-cold and murderous eyes.
If one spoke about seniority in the family hierarchy, this was Su Luo’s second great uncle.
He was Su Luo’s grandfather’s second little brother. Since he was a child, he grew up immersed in martial arts. When he was young, he wandered the world but now came back, returned to the family, and guarded the Hidden Treasure Pavilion all year round.
It was also because of this sixth step expert for a guardian that there were only visitors and no successful robberies of any kind. Instead, they all lost their lives.
Therefore, from then on, the Hidden Treasure Pavilion only had this sixth step expert for a guardian.
This was Su Manor’s secret. Outsiders were not aware of this, but naturally, Nangong Liuyun was an exception.