Chapter 24: Ye Qiu’s Crisis!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After Ye Qiu greeted Li Yu, Li Yu could tell that he was troubled.
“What’s wrong? Did something happen at home? If you don’t have enough money for your school fees, you can owe me first. You only need to write an IOU!” Li Yu said with a smile.
“Senior Brother, no, Master Li, I’m sorry. I might not be able to enter Qingyun Sect for the time being!” Ye Qiu said with a guilty look.
“What’s the matter?” Li Yu’s heart tightened, and he thought to himself that he could not let this big fish slip.
“I’m going to the north to join the army!” Ye Qiu said after a moment of silence before he told Li Yu the truth about the northern war.
However, he still could not bring himself to open his mouth and request Li Yu’s help. After all, Li Yu did not have such an obligation.
Li Yu felt helpless after hearing Ye Qiu’s explanation. Ye Qiu had no choice as he was born into a family of generals. It only took one decree from the Emperor, and Ye Qiu had to serve in the army in his father’s place.
It was a pity that he had finally managed to get a talented junior brother who was about to become cannon fodder on the battlefield.
However, everyone had their own fate. He could not force Ye Qiu, so he could only respect his choice.
“Since you called me Senior Brother, then I’m already your Senior Brother. I’ll wait for you to return triumphantly from the sect. If you still want to become our disciple then, my Qingyun Sect will welcome you anytime!” Li Yu patted Ye Qiu’s shoulder.
“Right, if I can come back alive this time, I will definitely return to join the sect!” Ye Qiu cupped his hands. “Senior Brother, it’s getting late. I shall take my leave. I’m leaving early tomorrow morning to rush to the front line of the Mo Prefecture!”
“Alright, then I’ll congratulate Junior Brother on your victory and triumphant return in advance!” Li Yu cupped his hands.
Ye Qiu cupped his hands and did not say anything else.
He jumped back onto the back of the flying spirit beast, waved goodbye to Li Yu, and flew in the direction he had come from.
Li Yu looked at Ye Qiu’s back view and could not help but shake his head regretfully. “Sigh, changes run faster than plans. I thought Ye Qiu is bringing the hefty sum of payment over. This way, I can save up more spirit stones!”
At night, a figure in a black robe with strange patterns embroidered flew over from afar in silence.
However, just as he reached the temple, which was only left with a hall, Li Yu’s figure appeared out of thin air as he stood in front of him.
“Who are you?” Li Yu asked coldly.
From the way this person was dressed, he did not seem to be a good person.
“Ghost Walk, Netherworld Demon Sect!” The man introduced himself. After all, he was not here to assassinate, so there was no need to hide his identity.
The Netherworld Demon Sect! Li Yu’s brows suddenly knit together because the fiend sects had finally made a move.
“Are you here to kill me?” Li Yu asked calmly.
“No, your father is currently a guest in our Netherworld Demon Sect. Our Sect Master is a hospitable person, and he would like to invite you over. Oh yes, before you go, you must bring the baby divine bird and the Heavenly Spirit Pill with you!” Ghost Walk said eccentrically.
A terrifying killing aura instantly erupted from Li Yu’s body, scaring Ghost Walk to the point his expression changed.
However, before he could react, he realized that a hand seemed to have reached out from the void and grabbed his neck.
At the same time, Li Yu’s murderous face appeared in his field of vision.
“Netherworld Demon Sect must be tired of existing. And you dare capture my father!” Killing intent and rage rarely seen surfaced in Li Yu’s eyes.
If the Netherworld Demon Sect came for him, he would not be angry at all. He would treat it as killing monsters to level up and farm for equipment.
However, using his father as a hostage and threatening his family’s safety had touched his bottom line.
Having his throat locked by Li Yu, Ghost Walk was scared out of his wits as cold sweat broke out on his back.
He never imagined such terrifying strength from Li Yu.
He did not even manage to see how Li Yu had arrived in front of him earlier.
Especially when he sensed the terrifying aura that he emitted, he felt that Li Yu was even more terrifying than their sect master.
Now that his life was in the other party’s hands, Ghost Walk could only blabber, “That’s, that’s right. Y-your father is in our hands, don’t you dare do anything rash, otherwise you…”
Before Gui Xing could finish his sentence, his neck was broken by Li Yu.
“Netherworld Demon Sect. Playing dirty, huh? Then don’t blame me for being merciless!” Li Yu said coldly.
Since the Netherworld Demon Sect had already threatened his father’s safety, that sect could not be spared anymore.
It was also a chance to relieve the pressure on the orthodox sects of the Great Xia Dynasty.
At this moment, the system mission interface suddenly popped up: [Kill Mo Lin and eliminate the Netherworld Demon Sect. You can obtain 20 Prestige points.]
A wisp of a smile curved up the corners of Li Yu’s mouth. He had just intended to eliminate the Netherworld Demon Sect for good, and the system issued the mission. Since he could earn some money from it, he had no reason to let the Netherworld Demon Sect off.
However, just as Li Yu was about to put away the mission panel, his gaze could not help but be attracted by Ye Qiu’s name.
At this moment, his name had turned red with the word ‘danger’ at the side.
Ye Qiu’s trip to the Mo Prefecture to fight the war is indeed dangerous! Judging from this notification, this kid is probably becoming cannon fodder!
Li Yu recalled that Ye Qiu had said that the Mo Prefecture had fallen because the Netherworld Demon Sect had joined forces with the Wolf King Clan.
The Wolf King clan slaughtered, robbed, and committed all kinds of crimes. Currently, the people there were in misery and suffering.
If the Wolf King’s clan continued south and the Mo Prefecture fell completely, the Great Xia Dynasty would be completely exposed to the wolf cavalry army of the Wolf King Clan.
It could directly cause the fall of the Great Xia Dynasty.
Initially, Li Yu did not plan to interfere in this matter. After all, it was handled by the officials. He was not a saint, nor did he want to be a hero. There was no need for him to be a busybody.
However, now that the Netherworld Demon Sect had implicated him, he decided to head to the Mo Prefecture to eliminate the Netherworld Demon Sect. While he was at it, he would also eradicate the Wolf King Clan, who was in cahoots with the Netherworld Demon Sect.
Anyway, he could settle it with one sword!
In the end, Li Yu still could not bear to part with a possible cash cow like Ye Qiu.
After Ye Qiu left today, he regretted not taking action earlier.
If this guy really died, he would not only lose a genius junior brother, he would also lose a large sum of sect fees. There was also the tempting Ancient Emperor Qing Cang’s hidden treasure mission.
If the war in the north was over, peace would return to the Great Xia Dynasty. While Ye Qiu would probably not need to fight in the war and he could enter their Qingyun Sect again.
After some thoughts and considerations, Li Yu called Tang Chi over and handed over the supervision of their sect’s construction project to him.
Nan’an City’s Ye Residence. It was just past three in the morning, and Ye Qiu was already prepared to set off.
After Ye Guxing received the decree, he had already headed straight for the Mo Prefecture from the Qing Prefecture border.
Meanwhile, Ye Qiu would bring a group of light cavalrymen that escorted his father back and set out from Nan’an City. They head north to the Mo Prefecture to meet up with Ye Guxing.
In order to ease his mother’s fear, Ye Qiu lied and said that Li Yu agreed to help him fight the enemy. And that they would surely emerge victorious this time and expel the Wolf King Clan from the country.
Perhaps the sign of a man’s maturity was when he learns to tell white lies.
Besides their own countries, there were some things that they had to protect and defend with their lives. After all, they have to protect the hearts of their parents, wife, and children too.
Although Ye Qiu’s flawless lie made Yang Shengnan skeptical, and she even thought that the ‘Li Yu’ that Ye Qiu spoke of was a cheat, she had no other choice. If she did not comply, her entire family would be executed.
Therefore, Yang Shengnan could only send Ye Qiu off with tears streaming down her face.
She held onto the slim hope that Li Yu was truly as capable as Ye Qiu had described him to be.