orthern Qi’s spy leader, Yan Bingyun.
She was too reckless! Even if she was the emperor’s sister, could His Majesty tolerate such treachery?
The summer breeze blew by, calming Fan Xian slightly. He knew that even if he heard all these secrets, he couldn’t use them to threaten the princess. She was the emperor’s sister, and the dearest daughter of the empress dowager. On those two points alone, she was able to operate with such lawlessness.
Seeing her beautiful black hair, Fan Xian couldn’t help but feel disgusted.
This woman was not only crazy; she was twisted too.
Now, Fan Xian seemed to have unraveled the entire plot. Eldest Princess had made a deal with the emperor of Northern Qi. By selling out Overwatch Council’s head spy Yan Bingyun, who had been a sleeper in Northern Qi for over four years, she hoped the other party would trade Xiao Si and Si Lili. The price Northern Qi had to pay would be to move Master Zhuang Mohan, who would use his reputation to crush Fan Xian’s own in the capital. At the same time, this would serve as a lesson to the rebellious Overwatch Council.
He still didn’t know what other details were involved in the deal. Eldest Princess should gain more than just this. There had to be a more terrifying reward.
Did the emperor know what his own sister was plotting?
He touched the key around his waist. With a flash in his eyes, he determined a counter-method. He adjusted his breathing in the night breeze and began to leave. It was too risky in the palace; he didn’t know when his luck would run out.
As soon as he descended the pillar. Two people slowly walked over carrying lanterns. Fan Xian’s heart went cold. He carefully hid himself in the pillar’s shadow. As the shadow changed direction under the approaching light, Fan Xian meticulously shifted his footing in order to stay in the darkness.
He prayed that this palace girl would be like the one before and not discover him.
The two palace girls already passed the pillar, and Fan Xian was on the other side. Suddenly, they stopped. It appeared that one of them ranked higher than the other, as she was telling the other something. The lower-ranked girl replied sweetly and left, leaving only the older palace girl.
There was only the pillar between her and Fan Xian.
Suddenly, a cold gleam flashed in Fan Xian’s eyes. He forcibly twisted his body to the side a few inches. It was this intuition in response to danger that saved him this time!
Where he originally stood, there was the tip of a sword protruding out of the wooden pillar!
Because the pillar was too big, the sword didn’t protrude out too much. At a glance, its tip even looked a bit cute, as if warning Fan Xian it would bury itself in his vertebrae had he not moved.
Fan Xian coldly moved around the pillar like a pond loach. With extreme precision, he locked down on to the palace girl’s left forearm. Unlike normal martial artists, he didn’t care for her drawing her sword.
It was effective. With her surprise attack having failed, she was afraid this "assassin" would stop her from pulling out her sword, so she gathered all her zhenqi into her right arm, and her left arm’s defenses weakened significantly.
With a noise like the ripping of paper, the palace girl pulled out her sword, ready to shout out!
Twisting his brows into a knot, Fan Xian poured his overpowering zhenqi into the palace girl’s left arm! This palace girl would rank seventh in ability, but she had never encountered anyone with such strange zhenqi. She felt the pain of countless small knives slicing through her meridian and was forced to swallow her scream. Her throat could only utter out a weak cry.
Fan Xian recognized her at a glance. This palace girl was the one who greeted him into Guangxin Palace. She had long eyebrows; quite unforgettable.
The palace girl’s brows quivered as she worked up her zhenqi for an all-out clash. But Fan Xian suddenly let go, causing her zhenqi to be released into the empty air. Due to being let go so suddenly, the girl lost her balance. The right side of her body was spent.
In that instant, she felt the right side of her neck turn numb. Then immediately, she felt her whole body stiffen slightly.
Fan Xian frowned, withdrawing his two fingers from the girl’s neck. He knew the poison needle wasn’t enough to silence her. He followed up with a palm strike just below the palace girl's ribcage.
There was a muffled noise as the palace girl’s chest caved in. She fell over dead, bleeding from her eyes, mouth, ears, and nose.