Chapter 254 – Already had a premonition about the trap within the scheme
The sudden change in atmosphere made Chu Qing-Yan’s brows wrinkle slightly.
And at this time, Air Spirit had already come from being called. He took out a silver needle and tested the water in the teacup. He picked it up and looked, then shook his head at Chu Qing-Yan. “There is no problem with the tea.”
Chu Qing-Yan nodded. Once Air Spirit spoke, Chu Qing-Yan could clearly feel the atmosphere around her loosen by a lot.
Although Air Spirit said it wasn’t poisoned, that didn’t mean there was no problem with these people.
“Big Block of Ice, it’s best we leave.” Chu Qing-Yan extended her hand to place it on the wrist of the person at her side and said in a tone that only the two of them could hear.
Xiao Xu shifted his gaze away from the little fellow’s hand. He gaze shifted to those guests’ and even proprietor’s gazes that were flickering when looking at them and nodded. “Let’s go.”
When they got up, those strong men who were originally sipping tea in harmony suddenly stood up. The weapons they hid under the table were brought out immediately. Just now the proprietor that was taking care of everyone walked out from among that group of people, the honest and considerate expression on his face had already disappeared. What replaced that expression was a treacherous smile. “Since you came, don’t think about leaving, just leave your lives behind!”
“Sure enough there were problems with you guys.” Chu Qing-Yan looked at these killers gathered in a circle and gritted this out between clenched teeth.
No wonder such a desolate area bordering the mountain ranges would have this kind of teahouse. What’s more, along the way there weren’t many travelers. But here there were a lot of passers-by that were gathered. Sure enough, unusual things must have a demon inside it.
“Little Consort, you saying this now is too late.” The waiter carried a huge machete over his shoulder, although it was inconsistent with his slight build body, but that 50kg machete seemed to be a toy in his hand. He was fiddling with it without the slightest effort.
Chu Qing-Yan narrowed her eyes, this person actually knew her even though she was dressed as a male. It could be seen that these people were very clear about her identity. So they weren’t here to rob them rather——
“Who sent you guys?” Fire Spirit took a step forward to ask hostilely.
The store’s proprietor gave a cold chuckle. “Don’t you feel asking this is a bit superfluous?” Finished speaking, he turned to look at Xiao Xu. “Your Highness Prince Ying, my family’s lord feels that the underground is too lonely so he wants to invite you down together to talk. Hope you can complete this wish of his.”
“Your master is Liu Ying.” Xiao Xu’s tone was flat, not even a bit frenetic even though he was surrounded right now.
It wasn’t a question, rather it was for certain.
That store’s proprietor was first startled, but very quickly he had an expression of harboring malicious intentions. “Sure enough Your Highness Prince Ying is intelligent, could guess at one glance where we come from. It’s a pity that even if you guessed, it’s useless, because very quickly you guys will go to hell. Brothers, attack and avenge our master!”
Lights from knives and sword shadows suddenly drew near.
And just at this time, Earth Spirit brought a group of black dressed bodyguards and suddenly dropped down out of nowhere. They surrounded their family’s master and the Little Consort in a protective circle, while Fire Spirit’s group came out from the surrounding to outflank the enemy. The two groups acted in concert. A scene of encirclement and annihilation started.
“Boss, we fell into a trap.” The shop’s waiter seeing this large group of black clothed bodyguards attacking relentlessly suddenly woke up with a start.
“Wasn’t it a dozen people or so, how come all of a sudden so many people appeared?” The shop proprietor watched in disbelief as his people fell one by one. He looked at that person standing in place as whole body gave off a pure cold aura like a god. He looked disdainfully at them from above as if they were merely ant like existences. At this moment, he suddenly recalled this person was a famous god of war in this world. How could he only bring so few people around him? But he was unreconciled.
The shop’s proprietor lifted up his sword and charged toward Xiao Xu. But very quickly, a person appeared in front of him in a flash and chopped toward him ruthlessly. After exchanging several blows, the shop’s proprietor was covered in wounds from head to toe.
“Xiao Lie Cavalry’s reputation is well-deserved!” The shop’s proprietor said this full of hatred as he fell down.
In less than cup of tea time’s worth of effort, out of the more than several tens of strong men, those that were now dead were dead, those that were wounded were wounded. They all laid on the ground.
“Speak, do you guys have more accomplices?” Fire Spirit held a sword as he interrogated the shop’s waiter.
The shop’s waiter had a gossamer breath as he looked at Fire Spirit. “Want to know? Dream on!”
He had just finished speaking and Fire Spirit was about to cry out “not good” while moving to stop him. But the opponent was a step faster than him and died with blood flowing from all the orifices on his face.
The shop’s waiter had just committed suicide when the other guards’ voices came to his ears. “Honorable Fire Spirit, all these people have committed suicide.”
Air Spirit took a step forward to examine them, in the end he got up. “There is poison hidden in their tooth, once the mission ends up in failure, they bite that tooth and they would suicide by poison.”
When Chu Qing-Yan heard this, the hand that covered her eyes finally shifted away.
Just now when the fighting started, Big Block of Ice, in order not to let her see this bloody scene, didn’t explain and covered up her eyes. Right up until now when everything was finished, he finally relinquished his hand.
The bodies in front of her were in disorder. She discovered a lot of people basically died from one cut, so it didn’t create a terrifying scene of the ground full of blood. It could clearly be seen that Xiao Lie Cavalry’s martial arts really was as mystically good as the rumors. They moved quickly, accurately and ruthlessly.
“Master, there isn’t a single one that’s alive.” Fire Spirit reported with some self blame.
“These were all death soldiers, even if they were left alive, they wouldn’t be of any use.” Xiao Xu swept a glance at the people on the ground. “Deal with it cleanly and continue onward.”
“Yes.” Fire Spirit immediately directed his subordinates to clean up the scene.
“Big Block of Ice, had you already anticipated this from before? So you made Earth Spirit’s group cover up their tracks and secretly lay in ambush?” On the way walking back to the carriage, she suddenly recalled that before they arrived at the teahouse, Earth Spirit’s group suddenly disappeared. Then the scene of them being encircled just now, combined with the scene of Earth Spirit’s group appearing, she was even more sure of her guess.
“En, here it is remote. A normal proprietor wouldn’t select such a location to earn a living.” Xiao Xu originally didn’t want to explain so much, but once he recalled the “teach by words and example” from the classics of raising a child, he said several more sentences. “When we entered the shop, those pretending to be guests were death soldiers and they didn’t cover up their killing aura. Moreover the tables, chairs and tea sets were all brand new. It could be seen that this teahouse had just opened not long ago. All the signs made it clear that this was nothing but a set up.”
Almost the same as her guess.
“Then how did you know they were the death soldiers raised by Liu Ying?” This was the question she was most puzzled over.
“Among all the officials I punished traveling north, only Liu Ying was beheaded several days ago. The other officials’ execution dates haven’t arrived yet.” Xiao Xu replied.
Chu Qing-Yan recalled what that shop proprietor said just now. He said something like his family’s master is already waiting in hell and now she suddenly saw the light. Big Block of Ice really was too intelligent. He could extrapolate the opponent’s identity just from one short sentence, he simply couldn’t be more powerful.
The person in front who was walking suddenly stopped.
“What’s wrong?” Chu Qing-Yan asked with some misgivings.
One only saw Xiao Xu stand there for a while with his back to her, before slowly turning around. The expression in his eyes were somewhat grave. Chu Qing-Yan suddenly had a bad premonition.
“Qing-Yan, this king has some words I want to say to you.” The clear and cold tone had a trace of tenderness that no one could detect.
“I don’t want to listen, I don’t want to listen.” Chu Qing-Yan immediately covered her ears. “Time is already late, we’d better be on our way!”
She had just taken a step when her arm was firmly grabbed.
Her eyes heated up and she felt the thick bitterness filling her lips and tongue.