Chapter 93: Thinking of strategies
Leng Jun Yu was surprised by this strange thought.
What's with him these days? Why does he always have these weird thoughts?
As for Nangong Jun Xi, he stood up from the ground and patted the dust off himself. Then, he said to Leng Jun Yu, "I was just playing with the servant." Afterwards, Nangong Jun Xi changed the topic, "Senior brother, I heard from the other eunuchs that another ten maidens have been found dead in the east side of the Capital. Is it true?!"
"Yes. Earlier today, ten were found. If we include the twenty four from before, that's already thirty four victims. Don't tell me this evil cult could make themselves invisible? How could they appear and disappear whenever they want? What must we do in order to wipe them out?"
Based on the frigid aura Prince Rui was emitting, it was obvious that he was enraged.
After all, this was happening in the Heaven Yuan dynasty. The Heaven Yuan dynasty belonged to the Leng Clan. Clearly, the evil cult didn't respect them at all as they were slaughtering their people without blinking.
In regards to this, no one said a word. Ultimately, Leng Jun Yu returned back to his Study. He left with Nangong Jun Xi. Before departing, he warned others not to disturb them. They had to think of strategies to defeat the evil cult.
After Le Yao Yao had completed all her tasks, Leng Jun Yu and Nangong Jun Xi were still in the Study. She had no idea when they were going to come out.
Since she was bored, Le Yao Yao went to look for Xiao Mu Zi.
At this time, Xiao Mu Zi was also finished with his tasks for the day. He was currently sitting under the tree for shade.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao ran over and casually sat down next to him. She wanted to hear what everyone else was talking about.
However, despite all the other things that were happening around the Capital, no one could shift away from the scooping heart topic.
Le Yao Yao didn't want to hear such depressing news, so she decided to go elsewhere with Xiao Mu Zi. Unexpectedly, the moment she stood up, she overheard Xiao Li Zi speaking from the side.
"Ai, there has been so many maiden deaths lately, I'm afraid they're not going to host the talent show this year! I was looking forward to this lively event!"
"I don't think they're going to host it. Currently, all the families with unmarried daughters are either rushing to marry them off or hiding them in deep, secluded places. They're worried their daughters will become the next victims."
"Yeah. Yesterday, when I returned to visit home and my mother told me my next door neighbour's daughter is only thirteen this year. I had always considered her my little sister, sadly, she'll be sent off to marry an idiot from the west side of the Capital tomorrow. Her entire future is ruined…."
"That's not too bad. At least she can grow old with the idiot. My cousin is marrying a sixty something old man today. She's going to be his 18th mistress! I feel so sorry for her…"
"Yeah. I don't think they'll be hosting the talent show this year. After all, who would dare to participate now? Everyone is in a state of fear…."
Hearing all these eunuchs gossiping evoked Le Yao Yao's curiosity. She immediately asked, "What talent show?"
"Xiao Yao Zi, you don't even know about this?!"
Everyone was surprised by Le Yao Yao's question. But Xiao Mu Zi knew that ever since Le Yao Yao's head injury, he had lost all his previous memories. So, he explained everything he knew about the talent show to Le Yao Yao in details.
It turned out that the talent show was hosted annually. The contestants had to be females between the ages of thirteen to eighteen. Each maiden get to perform a talent, and the three top contestants will receive generous rewards.
So, every year around this time, unmarried women that met the requirements would apply for this talent show.
After all, not only would they receive a generous reward if they perform well, they may even meet a potential man to marry! During the Ancient era, most of the maidens were rarely given the opportunity to step outside their doors. Simply meeting new friends or potential guys was extremely difficult.
As Xiao Mu Zi elaborated, Le Yao Yao nodded to show that she understood.
So it turned out they do have some entertainment in this dynasty! How interesting!? Too bad it doesn't sound like the talent show is going to be hosted this year. Sadly, she wasn't fortunate enough to see this. Why must something so depressing happen now?
According to the King of Hell, the evil cult needed to kill a hundred maiden. They wanted their hearts and blood. Based on the current stats, thirty four maidens have already been killed. So, the evil cult was still missing sixty six. What type of family would dare to reveal their unmarried daughters so openly on the streets? Who would be so foolish to brag at this time?
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao felt very depressed on the inside. She was so immersed in her thoughts that she didn't realized she had returned back to Ya Feng Ge.
Because, she had her head lowered, and her eyes were only watching the ground. She walked around like a lost spirit. It wasn't until her little brain had crashed into a firm chest that she snapped back to reality.
"What are you thinking about?"
Hearing the familiar magnetic voice above hers, Le Yao Yao knew who she had crashed into without looking at the man's face.
"P-Prince Rui, servant wish you well."
"Since you're back, go steep four teas and bring it in."
After she was done steeping the teas, Le Yao Yao returned back to the Study. She noticed that aside from the King of Hell, Nangong Jun Xi, Mei and Xing were inside as well.
At this moment, Mei and Xing were reporting the latest news they have on the investigation.
"Prince Rui, this time, Mei and I have finally dug up the reason why the evil cult need to kill so many innocent maidens. Apparently, the evil cult founder's wife passed away. The evil cult founder deeply loves his wife and is determined to bring her back to life. So, he is gathering the blood and hearts of a hundred virgins to create the immortality pill."
After Xing spoke, the whole Study was silent. Everyone appeared to be astonished.
After all, to everyone else, the evil cult had always been evil. They were wicked beyond redemption. They were ruthless, vicious, and they were always the bad guys.
So now that everyone found out the reason for this massacre was for the wife of the evil cult founder, it was quite unbelievable.
"Xing, are you certain?"
Xing nodded with confidence, "Yes."
"Woah, I didn't think the founder of an evil cult would know what love is!" Nangong Jun Xi exclaimed. He stated everyone's thoughts out loud.
Currently, Le Yao Yao was wondering what type of person the evil cult founder was. All the current rumours said the evil cult founder was a devil. He was comparable to the King of Hell.
If he was comparable to the King of Hell, he was clearly abnormal.
But now that she had heard Xing's words, Le Yao Yao was hesitant again.
Perhaps, the evil cult founder wasn't what the rumours said he was?
After all, in the past, the rumours had told her the King of Hell was cold and ruthless. But after getting to know him better, she realized the King of Hell was actually not a bad person!
As for the evil cult founder, despite planning to mercilessly slaughter a hundred innocent maidens, perhaps he was the best man on Earth in his dead wife's eyes!?
But Le Yao Yao had no plans to meet this evil cult leader. Even if she does encounter him by accident, she would try her best to escape.
After all, she didn't want to die!?!?
While Le Yao Yao was deep in thought, she had already handed out all the teas to the masters in the room. Now, she went to stand behind the King of Hell as she secretly admired his good looks .
Although her action wasn't deliberate, Nangong Jun Xi noticed it.
Why was this little eunuch secretly peeking at senior brother?
Was it because of senior brother's handsome looks?
But he was quite handsome too! Why wasn't "he" staring at him?