Once Fire Spirit waved his hand, the guards immediately showed their weapons, forming an opposition in the lobby against the black clothed people.
"How can it be like this? How come that tall candle didn't have any effect?" The fat guy had completely forgotten about his current situation and asked in disbelief.
A clear and spirited voice came. "If it had any effect, then how could the three of you still stand there steadily without being affected?"
Chu Qing-Yan used both hands to prop up her chin as she leaned against the railing. Her tone was artless but the corner of her mouth had a ghost of a smile.
The three people below and those black clothed people felt the two people standing on the steps were too offensive to their eyes.
The gale outside continued non-stop with the black clouds pressing down. The rainstorm poured down instantaneously in torrents.
The entire heaven and earth once again became dark.
Besides the candle flame inside the lobby, giving off wide shadow that vaguely illuminated each party's appearance.
The atmosphere was frosty, a spark was about to be set off at any second!
Chu Qing-Yan was also affected by the mood and couldn't help but hold her breath and wait.
The leader of the black clothed people saw his plan wasn't going to work, and didn't want to continue delaying. He waved his hand toward the black clothed people behind him, suddenly more than ten black clothed people took the bow and arrow on their bodies down. The sharp arrows were aimed in two directions- below the stairs and upstairs.
Chu Qing-Yan looked at those neatly arranged arrows giving off green light. She narrowed her eyes, those arrows were poisonous!
Xiao Xu didn't ask who these black clothed people were or who they were after and directly ordered. "Kill!"
These people were all death soldiers, simply don't need to say more!
"Shoot!" The leader of the black clothed people waved his hand down, more than ten long arrows shot upstairs.
Fire Spirit and Air Spirit avoided the feathered arrows, turned over and arrived behind the black clothed people. Their long swords waved and lots of bows and arrows were chopped off. Without the bows and arrows, Fire Spirit's group's restriction was lessened by half. Both sides immediately sank into a melee.
Three to four long arrows directly flew towards Chu Qing-Yan. Scared, she recoiled back and suddenly, a figure flashed in front of her. Long sleeves waved and the long arrows changed direction and pierced the wall on the other side.
Xiao Xu turned to look at the panicked and undecided little fellow, he frowned and said. "Didn't you learn airy martial arts?"
Chu Qing-Yan wanted to cry but lacked the tears. Danger came too suddenly, she had already forgotten the fact that she knew airy martial arts.
Xiao Xu's gaze turned to the lobby and met the leader of the black clothed people's gaze. His hand extended out and pulled her behind him. "Go into the room and wait, Qing Yi will protect you."
Chu Qing-Yan nodded, now in such a chaotic situation, no matter what, she couldn't help so she shouldn't become a burden to everyone. As a result, she turned and entered the room.
Hearing the sound of the door closing behind him, Xiao Xu flew downstairs. That leader of the black clothed people pulled out his broadsword and rushed toward Xiao Xu. Xiao Xu dodged that approaching powerful strike and in passing, his hand used internal force to suck towards the ground. A long sword flew up from the ground and after he caught it, he started to fight with that leader.
Chu Qing-Yan now sat uneasily inside the room. She didn't know what the situation was like below. She was most worried whether Big Block of Ice would be injured or not.
And Qing Yi had already received the order, so she was guarding inside the room. She saw the little consort's uneasy expression and said in a nonchalant tone. "Little young master, you look as if you have never seen such large gale and billows. These kind of scene is already a common occurrence for our master!"
Common occurrence? How often must this have occurred to use these two words to describe this?
"How come there are so many people that wants your master to die?" She couldn't help but ask.
Qing Yi originally didn't want to reply. But recalling that Fire Spirit had told her this little consort's weight in master's heart wasn't light, she reluctantly replied.
"Plenty of people want master to disappear from this earth and not participate in striving for the position of crown prince. Also, the formidable countries that set up military campaigns at our border…." Speaking up to here, Qing Yi suddenly stopped. Her expression was grave as she lifted her hand, indicating Chu Qing-Yan shouldn't make a sound. She turned around and aimed her sword at the tightly closed door and controlled her breathing.
When Qing Yi stopped to seriously wait, the door of the room was suddenly kicked open. The three wounded people leaning against each other saw Chu Qing-Yan inside and smiled gloomily. "I just knew people would hide in here!"
Chu Qing-Yan saw the shrewd woman, fat guy and the cook with knife scars. She coldly smiled. "So it turned out to be you guys."
"Little young master, originally I wanted to love you dearly, but now it looks like it's not possible!" Shrewd woman strode over but Qing Yi took the lead to stand in front of Chu Qing-Yan, her sharp sword pointed at them. "What do you guys want to do?"
"What do we want to do? Does it even need to be said? Naturally, its to grab your family's little young master!" the cook with knife scars said maliciously.
Now the lobby below had become a battlefield, they couldn't go out. Continuing to stay would only bring disaster to the fish in the pond. The only idea they could think of was to seize Chu Qing-Yan and jump out through the window.
Originally they could slip away from the second floor, but they felt Chu Qing-Yan's group wasn't an ordinary rich family's younger generation. Maybe at that time they would hunt them down. Therefore they must have a bargaining chip in hand when that time comes. And the seemingly weak Chu Qing-Yan became the bargaining chip in their eyes. Seeing that group of people being so respectful to her, her position definitely wouldn't be low!
Therefore, they braved danger to their lives to come and seize her.
Now that Chu Qing-Yan understood their idea, her heart was very disdainful. "I advise you guys to quickly give up and wait to be captured!"
"Give up and wait to be captured? You think that we whose hands have been dyed with human blood have a chance to live? Little young master, don't be too naive!" Shrewd woman mockingly said.
Chu Qing-Yan's expression sunk. "Saying this, then the bloodstains in your back kitchen isn't from animals."
"Haha, of course not. From the opening of this inn till now, we have never spent a penny to buy meat!" Fat guy smilingly said.
"Was it possible——" Chu Qing-Yan felt the acid in her stomach churn.
"That's right, inside that kitchen there are still several corpses that haven't been dealt with. If it weren't for you guys, now they would have already been sun dried into jerky!" The guy with knife scars laughed with hehe. His laugh was unspeakably horrifying.
Chu Qing-Yan looked at them in disbelief, although she had heard of illegal shops, she had never really seen an illegal shop that killed people and ate their flesh. Now her world view had toppled. She couldn't bear it and wanted to throw up.
"Really a pity. If these things hadn't happened, you guys would have already become souls of the departed under our swords." The fat guy said in a what-pity tone.
Shrewd woman originally wanted to interrupt and say something, but suddenly, she felt something was wrong. She immediately roared in a low tone. "You two fools, can't you guys see that she is stalling for time? Quickly go up and grab her so we can quickly leave!"
Chu Qing-Yan never thought that the three of them would so quickly realize her plan. She shrugged her shoulders, seeing them closing in, she took out the dagger from her sleeves that daddy had sharpened for her. Drawing the dagger out of its sheath, she held it in front of her chest.
Qing Yi saw her so calm, her heart gave a breath of relief. Her long sword faced the three people. "You guys don't come closer, otherwise I won't be polite!"
"Won't be polite? You aren't enough for one of us to stuff our teeth with!" Fat guy took out the axe in his waist. He stepped forward and hacked down toward Qing Yi's head.
Qing Yi promptly lifted up the sword to block, and didn't foresee that the long sword would be chopped into two.
Qing Yi couldn't block the force and retreated back several steps. She had just stood firm when pain came from her chest and a mouthful of blood rushed out. She was astonished, such strong internal force!
Chu Qing-Yan's eye narrowed, she had heard Big Block of Ice mention before that Qing Yi's martial arts wasn't lower than those of the Xiao Li Calvary's head guards that he cultivated. That was why he felt assured and handed her over to be protected by Qing Yi. Now, it seemed that these three were deeply hidden real experts.
"Who are you guys in the end?" Chu Qing-Yan's cold eyes looked at them.