Chapter 107 – Shaken to the core (5)
Three fireballs shot towards the delicious-smelling roasting rabbit, and in a split second, that shiny, browned roasting rabbit was turned into a black ashy lump.
The roasting twig holding up the rabbit broke, a- snap – sound rang out. That black ashy lump dropped to the ground, disintegrating into fine powder which then scattered to the wind.
“…” The veins on Su Luo’s hands bulged.
“…” Little Meng Meng’s face seemed dumbfounded.
Not waiting for Su Luo to exert her authority as the owner, little Meng Meng had already rolled to the ground and started to wail: “awoo awoo”. He looked heartbreakingly at the powderized “rabbit,” crocodile tears flowed down and misted over his eyes. He turned his head around, and in a very wronged and innocent manner, stared at her accusingly.
Su Luo: “…” Why did it seem as if she was the one who did something wrong?
Just when Su Luo was still speechless, suddenly, she felt the danger of a human’s presence. She picked up little Meng Meng and turned around to run, but found that it was already too late.
She didn’t know when it had happened, but now, all around her was a troop of ten people; who tightly surrounded her.
Every member in this troop had their entire body shrouded by a black cloak; it was impossible to see their features clearly. They had a cruel and bloodthirsty aura that gave off a cold and detached impression to people.
Could it be that the Jade Lake’s fairy had again sent people to murder her?
Hugging little Meng Meng to her, Su Luo’s heart secretly cried out bitterly. Previously, those people had come at her separately, so she could still use her wits to bravely fight each opponent one by one. But now, she was suddenly swarmed by about ten people. It would be difficult for her two fists to withstand their four legs.
Just as a bitter expression started to take over Su Luo’s face, suddenly, the leader of those people, with his deep cold voice, issued out: “Could your distinguished self be Miss Su?”
Su Luo suspected even more that these people were sent by the Jade Lake’s fairy.
Able to send out such a team, among the prominent people she had offended, other than the Jade Lake’s fairy, who else was there?
Could she deny this? Very clearly she could not.
This was because the leader of these person actually took out a picture scroll from within his chest area. He looked back and forth, comparing Su Luo to the image on the picture scroll. Finally, he rolled up the picture scroll and placed it back. His pair of dark, solemn eyes looked towards Su Luo without a trace of warmth. “Come with us.”
They weren’t going to kill her on the spot?
Su Luo’s heart was secretly on guard. Rationally speaking, Er Huang had already died, so the Jade Lake Palace’s people wouldn’t know her secret now, thus they had no reason to leave her alive.
Could it be, they weren’t people sent by the Jade Lake’s fairy? Then who could that person who sent them be?
Su Luo’s heart become more alert, she softly asked. “Who sent you guys?” They actually had a picture scroll!
“No comment.” Responded the leader of the group of people, whose indifference was like an Asura that came from hell. His appearance was of a person who had lived for a long time in the dark shadows, giving off a brooding, bloodthirsty, icy aura.
Other people might view this type of person with mind-numbing fear. However, Su Luo had also lived in that dark world as a gold medal level assassin, in her previous world. Thus, she knew this feeling well, and it gave her a feeling of familiarity and comfort.
“Ok, I’ll go with you.” Since resistance was futile, she could only go with them.
Although Su Luo’s expression was indifferent, her heart had relaxed some.
The ten people surrounded her, with her in the center, so as to keep a close watch over her, while also protecting her. Even though she felt a bloodthirsty, cold atmosphere from their bodies. That was their aura from having resided in the dark world for a long time, not a killing intent aimed at her.
At this time, hiding behind an ancient tree was Qin Ning, who was so angry that she nearly spit out blood.
She had followed the tracks looking for Su Luo, but what she couldn’t believe was that along the way, she could only find Cui Yu and Er Huang’s corpses. In all likelihood, Nen Lu had probably ended up in the same disastrous state.
While that Su Luo was actually safe and secure. She was even so carefree as to leisurely roast a rabbit!
This discovery caused Qin Ning to almost grind her teeth into dust!
Qin Ning didn’t know that those ten people in black robes were his highness Prince Jin’s secret troops. However, she had a hunch that if Su Luo was taken away by them, information about Young Mistress wanting to kill Su Luo would be divulged. Then this matter could definitely affect the feelings and trust between the Young Mistress and Prince Jin.
Therefore, this time, Su Luo had to die!
Qin Ning was concealed within the lush leaves on top of the ancient tree. Her arms pulling the string of a bent bow. A sharp feathered arrow emitted a dim radiance in the dark night.
Chapter 108 – Life and death at stake (1)
Suddenly, a whoosh sound erupted as a meteor-like arrow flew towards Su Luo’s throat.
Qin Ning held a cruel sneer at the corners of her lips. Her eyes glowed with a vicious, malicious light as the bow in her hands continuously launched arrows nonstop. The whoosh, whoosh, whoosh sounds were endless as cold arrows flew out.
“Watch out!” Among the bodyguards protecting Su Luo, the black robed leader was the first to notice an anomaly in the air and loudly raised the alarm before heading in front of Su Luo to block the arrow.
When it came to weapons, Qin Ning’s expertise was in using the bow and arrow.
Her archery skills came from having been personally taught by the Archery God Elder Shou Wu. Vicious and bold, the archery technique was awe-inspiring. The strength displayed with the bow made it seem as if the wielder could launch a powerful arrow that would even pierce the sky!
If it was a direct confrontation, Qin Ning might lose. However, when it came to sniping using icy arrows, she definitely had cause to be proud.
Whoosh whoosh whoosh, nine stars shot in succession — nine arrows bursting with a sinister, lethal aura.
Ten black-robed men surrounded Su Luo, putting her in the center. Their weapons were deployed vigorously and their skillful movements were quick like the wind. They had enclosed Su Luo completely, their protection was flawless.
These people… … Su Luo’s eyes held a flash of doubt.
Looking at their battle formation, their priority clearly was to protect her, even if they had to sacrifice their own lives.
But why? Who would sacrifice these strong killers for her protection? Su Luo’s heart blazed with heavy suspicion.
Earlier, when the black-robed men had located Su Luo, they had released a burst of blue fireworks into the sky.
When the signal sounded, Nangong Liuyun was at the most crucial moment of his healing regimen yet he decisively forced himself to cease the process. Suddenly, Nangong Liuyun opened his eyes, revealing an expression of profound fondness in their depths.
Nangong Liuyun’s personal bodyguard Ling Feng stood nearby. With both hands holding his sword to his chest, Ling Feng was vigilantly observing their surroundings in a state of readiness.
Nangong Liuyun suddenly stood. His hawk-like eyes gazed sharply at Ling Feng and with eyes full of elation asked. “They’ve found her?”
Ling Feng worriedly looked at Nangong Liuyun. “Please rest easy, Your Highness. The eleventh group sent back the signal, stating that they have already found Miss Su and that she is safe and sound. She does not seem to be injured.”
Nangong Liuyun’s demonically magnificent lips that were as red as blood suddenly spread into a perfect smile — so incomparably alluring that it could charm all living things. Ling Feng could only look on as Nangong Liuyun laughed heartily: “Good! Very good! I knew that Luo girl would be fine…… *cough* *cough* *cough*……”
He loudly coughed then covered his chest, forcibly suppressing his roiling qi and blood before resolutely ordering. “Lead the way”
Ling Feng worriedly glanced at Nangong Liuyun’s wound and hesitatingly said. “Master, group eleven is currently escorting Miss Su here. Moreover, the remaining groups are on their way to meet up with group eleven. How about……”
Nangong Liuyun’s gaze turned malicious and blood-thirsty. His cold anger flared and a thick layer of ice encased Nangong Liuyun’s chiselled face. He dispassionately glared at Ling Feng. “Lead the way!”
“But……” Considering that his Highness had injured his internal organs by forcibly stopping the recovery process, he really should not be moving about. Besides, Miss Su has already been found and was on her way here… Ling Feng did not understand what the rush was.
Nangong Liuyun’s eyes exhibited a strong tyrannical air. From head to toe he was encased in a layer of frost that isolated him from the rest of the world.
He raised his sleeve. A critical palm strike lashed out and Ling Feng’s body abruptly flew backwards. By the time Ling Feng managed to come to a stop and crawl up to a kneeling position, a trail of fresh blood was flowing down from the corner of his mouth.
“Lead the way!” Nangong Liuyun’s body emitted an intense chill. Cold as ice, his entire person resembled a destructive, ruthless glacier.
Ling Feng covered the painful gash. He reluctantly but solemnly nodded before staggering up and heading forward, taking the lead.