Chapter 1603: A breakthrough in the situation
Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Sima You Yue’s head started to hurt. Would a person like that be able to take on great things if she helped him get his position back?
“Actually, my situation isn’t that bad…” Tao Yi Xuan said.
“What cards do you have to play?” Sima You Yue asked.
“Two elders have suggested to me before, two are under my grasp because I have some secrets on them and also, Ancestor supports me.
“Since someone supports you, why do you have to leave yourself in this state?” Sima You Yue couldn’t understand it.
“The two elders who have expressed their support are rather important to the clan. However, they have neither the courage nor confidence to go against the others. All they’re thinking is, as long as I’m willing, they will follow me. However, during the time where I don’t have the ability to fight against the three branches, they will not support me openly. The two who I’ve blackmailed just hope that I’ll die.”
“What about that Ancestor of yours?”
“In seclusion. If not because of this, they wouldn’t dare to act against me directly either.” Tao Yi Xuan said, “If I’m dead before Ancestor comes out, they wouldn’t be punished either.”
“Then when is your Ancestor going to emerge?”
“Ancestor said before that he’s not in strict seclusion. As long as I am able to return to look for him, he will come out of seclusion.”
“So I’m thinking that your clansmen will definitely stop you from going to look for your Ancestor.”
“Mm, after I escaped after being poisoned, I often sent men to look for Ancestor. Just as you said, every one of them was surrounded, sealed and killed. Everyone I have sent has died.”
“As expected.” Sima You Yue sighed, “It seems like the breakthrough will be with your Ancestor. As long as he emerges, half your problem will be solved.”
Tao Yi Xuan looked at her and reminded her, “You seem like you’ve forgotten the biggest problem. If I cannot cure my poison, all of this will be futile.”
“As long as the one who poisoned you isn’t dead, you won’t die either. Don’t tell me that you don’t even know who refined it?”
If that were the case, she would really consider finding someone else to help her.
“I know this. It’s the poison master within my clan. His temper is fierce, and isn’t close to any branch. He just stays in the clan all day, so it isn’t easy to meet him.”
Sima You Yue heaved a sigh of relief, “As long as you know who it is. As long as he’s still alive, I will be able to obtain your antidote. Alright, now tell me about the general situation of your Tao clan.”
“…” He had told her earlier, she always ignored it…
After hearing the crux of the problem, she just needed to listen to the rest of the information.
However, the more she listened, the more shocked she was. That was because the information she received on the notes were written immaculately!
Just what kind of identity did Helmsman Tuo have that he had access to such levels of information?!
Could it be…
She suppressed the thoughts in her heart and, based on her guess, she could not help but wonder what objective Helmsman Tuo had. She was afraid that she would figure out some terrifying motive.
She always believed that someone she didn’t know wouldn’t treat her so well for no reason.
When Tao Yi Xuan finished speaking, he saw that Sima You Yue was merely nodding so he asked, “Do you not have any more questions?”
“I’ve already asked you all I want to know about. I won’t be able to use most of the information you’re telling me now.” Sima You Yue said, “Take off your clothes.”
“I asked you to take off your clothes.” Sima You Yue repeated again.
Tao Yi Xuan clutched the front of his chest and looked at her warily, “What do you want to do?”
When she saw him acting this way, Sima You Yue felt like his thoughts had gone all over the place. It seemed like she had gone back to the time when she first got to know Fatty Qu. That guy had also looked at her warily. However, at that time, she was still dressed in male garb and her reputation was pretty bad.
However, what the heck did this guy mean?
Her expression was extremely dark as she glared at Tao Yi Xuan and said, “Where have your thoughts gone? Take off your clothes. I’m going to perform acupuncture on you to stop the circulation of the poison from going around your vital organs!”
“Cough cough-” Tao Yi Xuan knew that his thoughts had wandered and he immediately blushed. There was no need for her to speak so ambiguously.
However, he still took off his clothes obediently.
Sima You Yue took out her needles and walked over. She saw the many little dots on his back and frowned, “Seems like you have been poisoned even deeper than I thought.”
Tao Yi Xuan didn’t speak. He didn’t know anything about this poison. He only sighed after hearing her talk about his back before she proceeded to poke him with the needles.
Initially, he saw that the needles were long and thought that it would be very painful once she stuck it in his body. He didn’t expect that it would only be a slightly prickly feeling.
After two hours passed, Sima You Yue kept her needles and said to them, “We have to hurry and return. Your situation is worse than I thought.”
“Even if we return earlier, I have to finish my preparations. It’s best for you not to travel with me, in case we bring you trouble.” Tao Yi Xuan said.
“Let’s discuss this again. In any case, I still have a few more days.” Little Lucky had yet to return, so they couldn’t leave.
Actually, Sima You Yue’s thoughts were simple. Wasn’t Tao Yi Xuan unable to appear? Then he just had to remain in her little realm. Once he finished settling his things, she would let him out again.
However, she wouldn’t tell him about this now. She still had to observe how Tao Yi Xuan was.
“Right, what in the world is this Tang Clan?” She asked.
“Eh?” Tao Yi Xuan raised his head. What did she mean by what the Tang Clan was?
“Cough cough, I mean what is going on with the Tang Clan? Sima You Yue asked.
“The Tang Clan and Guo Clan are little powers that are attached to us. However, the Tang Clan is now trying to kill me while the Guo Clan is protecting me.” Tao Yi Xuan said.
“Who’s in charge of the Tang Clan?”
Tao Yi Xuan shook his head. He really didn’t know. He never interacted much with a power like the Tang Clan. He didn’t think that he would encounter this kind of situation.
Sima You Yue understood at a glance. Based on his usual situation, the Tuo clansmen would not usually let him interact much with the powers below.
“Then this Guo Clan really isn’t bad.” She sighed.
The Tang Clan wasn’t close to him, and neither was the Tuo Clan, but they still ***** him. In order to protect him, they almost threw their lives away.
“You seem to be a little acquainted with them. When did you meet?”
“Not really.” Sima You Yue told him about her situation with the Guo Clan.
“Then you really aren’t bad.” Tao Yi Xuan smiled.
“I’ve always been pretty decent.” Sima You Yue praised herself without shame.
“…” Tao Yi Xuan really couldn’t tell that she was such a narcissistic person. “Right, you said that you needed my help to find someone. Who are you looking for? What are their characteristics? Where were they before you lost them?”
“It’s too early for me to tell you these things. We’ll talk about it again once you’ve snatched back your position.” Sima You Yue said solemnly.
“Why? Do you feel like there’s no use telling me before I’ve gotten into a position of power?” Tao Yi Xuan asked.
Sima You Yue was solemn. She really did think this way.
For one less person to know about her Master and the others was one less danger. If Tao Yi Xuan didn’t handle this well and ended up revealing information, it would bring danger to Master and the others.