Chapter 42 – Arrogant brazen thieves (3)
Su Bowu frigidly glanced at Su Jingyu, he said coldly, “Go in and search!”
“Honorable father!” Su Jingyu had a lost expression; he didn’t know what he did wrong. What Celestial Spirit Water, what hidden treasure map, he really didn’t understand, alright?
“Guards, tie up Su Jingyu!” Su Bowu’s expression is livid, without any mercy.
“Honorable father!” Su Jingyu’s eyes flashed with alarm.
Su Zian coldly glanced once at Su Jingyu and bitterly said, “A real article can not be faked, a fake can not be real. If you are proven to be innocent, then nobody can wrongly accuse you.”
After he finished speaking, he waved his hands, expression full of dignity: “Go in and search!”
At the sound of the order, a troop of over twenty guards immediately flocked in and quickly dispersed to search each of the rooms in the Heaven and Earth courtyard.
Su Zian and Su Bowu were also not idle; the two’s gazes swept over the courtyard like lightning, afraid of missing any information.
After searching the outer courtyard rooms, Su Zian followed the guards and stepped into the inner bedroom.
They searched once but nothing was found.
Su Zian’s eyes held a complex expression. He was grateful since this matter had nothing to do with his son, but was depressed because he couldn’t find any clues.
But right at this moment, a guard suddenly shouted out loud: “What is that?”
His finger pointed towards under the bed. There was a faint black shadow there; it was faintly discernable under the gloomy lamp light.
“Take it out and let’s have a look!” At this time, Su Zian’s expression became ashen.
That guard obeyed the command and quickly laid on the ground. He stretched out his hand and pulled the thing out.
“This is…” Su Zian saw the bundle of black clothing and his facial expression become as dark as the black clothing; so black that his original color could not be seen.
At this time, his mind echoed with a buzzing sound, as he crumbled even faster than a lost battle would make him.
He never would have thought, that this search actually found something…
His line of sight lowered, and he actually saw a familiar small wooden box.
Suddenly, Su Zian and Su Bowu’s facial expression’s instantly turned pale.
Because both of them recognized it; this little box was the box that the Celestial Spirit Water was stored in.
But now the box was completely empty. Not even mentioning the Celestial Spirit Water, even the hidden treasure map that was tucked underneath disappeared without a trace.
Su Zian’s eyes fixated on Su Jingyu like a viper. In a single move, he clutched his throat and loudly shouted with anger: “Unfilial son! Quickly speak, where did the Celestial Spirit Water go? Also, where is the hidden treasure map? Quickly speak!!”
At this time, all the evidence and all the coincidences pointed to Su Jingyu. Even if he had a hundred mouths to argue, it was beyond his ability to deny.
Su Jingyu was extremely innocent, and was also very much at a loss: “Father, what are you guys talking about? What Celestial Spirit Water? What hidden treasure map?” How could he recognize every word when apart, but did not understand when they were put together?
“You’re still pretending to be innocent in front of this daddy, speak! Where is the Celestial Spirit Water? Was it not you who drank it? Quick speak, if not, your daddy here will choke you to death!” At this time, Su Zian was truly infuriated.
That Celestial Spirit Water was a treasure that could promote a cultivator’s rank, his old father wanted to use it to break through to the seventh step, but kept saving it. And now, it had actually been stolen by another!
If his old father could break through to the seventh step rank, then their Su Manor would jump up to become Eastern Ling Empire’s number one family.
But right now it was gone… Everything was gone. He wasn’t sure if his old father, after coming out from closed door practice, would be angry enough to spit blood.
“Father… I really don’t know. I really didn’t steal it!” Su Jingyu’s mouth continued to shout that he had been wronged.
In fact, he really was innocent. But who told him to offend the spiteful Su Luo?
Chapter 43 – Hidden treasure map fragment appears (1)
“What is this?” Su Zian silently endured the pain as he tossed that purple fish jade pendant to him.
“Purple fish jade pendant?”
“Isn’t this yours?” Su Zian’s overcast eyes surveyed him. He continuously sneered as he watched Su Jingyu’s pair of trembling legs.
“It indeed belongs to this son, but this son had carelessly lost it three days ago.”
“Lost it? Now you’re saying that you lost it?” Su Zian repeatedly sneered and drew closer, step by step.
“Lock him up and thoroughly interrogate him! Even if that thief is not him, the thief can not be unrelated to him.” Su Bowu picked up the now warm purple fish pendant as his eyes flashed with viciousness.
Su Manor’s small remote courtyard.
The entire Su Manor was brightly light up and was incomparably noisy. Only this remote small courtyard was as silent as the depths of the night.
After Nangong Liuyun got rid of the people tailing him, he grinning happily as he ran off to find Su Luo.
At this time, he had already changed out of the night clothes covering his body.
He was dressed entirely in a fast flowing soft gorgeous robe made of golden silk. The soft golden silk robe was embroidered with fragments of gold that glittered with the luster of gems. The luxurious soft robe’s hem was like a warm cloud spread out in an arc, layer upon layer, it flowed with light that restrained the shadows.
The soft breeze brushed by, and the wind-borne light tassels under his jade belt willfully danced about.
Both of his hands encircled in his arms. He was laid-back, confident and at ease while reclining under a very tall and straight Chinese snowball viburnum tree.
April was overflowing with the beginning of spring; this great big cherry tree proudly stood upright in the courtyard. Sections of captivating red snowball viburnum flowers fluttered about. The sweet fragrance overflowed in four directions and the dense mist was mesmerizing.
The him at this moment, was as handsome as the main male character walking out of a painting. His silhouette was like a sculpture from ancient Greece; sharp, and distinct. It was gentle and languid. His enchanting light smile held such devilish charm.
“How was it? This king’s performance wasn’t that bad right?” Nangong Liuyun reclined under the Chinese snowball tree. His slender hands encircled in his arms and he lightly smiled as he enchantingly stared at Su Luo.
“Barely passable.” Su Luo sat on the stone chair in the courtyard. A pot of clear tea was placed on the stone table in front of her. Tea fragrance curled upwards and lingered into a dense mist.
This time, she was dressed in a pure white bright robe with a butterfly playing on daffodils. Her jet black hair was held back with a light purple ribbon and a few silken strands of beautiful hair mischievously hung down from both shoulders, revealing a sparkling and translucent gloss. The garment lining blew by teasingly, touching the delicate beautiful skin that seemed to be made of porcelain.
Facing her neither warm nor cold attitude, Nangong Liuyun not only did not mind, but instead raised his face and leaned in. He leaned in to the closest distance possible. Hot air fluttered to her ears with a deep and affectionate voice: “ Good girl, did you get the Celestial Spirit Water?”
“Of course, didn’t you see who set out on this campaign?” Any missions Su Luo went on, never had a record of failure. Even if it was now the olden times and the difficulty had been increased numerous times, it was still not too difficult for her.
She handed him the Celestial Spirit Water. The expression in her eyes seem pleased with herself, “I actually thought it would be heavily guarded, but it’s only like this.”
Nangong Liuyun indulgently pampered her and used his long and smooth slim fingers to poke her forehead: “Keep bragging. If not for this king having drawn away that old man, do you really think it would have been this simple?”
“Oh right, what kind of map is this? Have you seen it before?” Su Luo sulkily rolled her eyes. Then, she handed that inundated yellow piece of paper to Nangong Liuyun.
She had no idea what the crooked weird words on it meant.
Nangong Liuyun took it and carefully looked at it.
His expression originally held a hint of crooked smile, but after a quarter of an hour, his expression began to slightly change.
Something that can change the expression on Prince Jin’s face was presumably not a simple thing.
Su Luo curiously blinked her beautiful vividly touching eyes: “What? Could it be a real hidden treasure map?”
“Where did you get this?” Nangong Liuyun asked in a rare and serious tone of voice.