Being Soul Exalts, the cries of the two victims were quickly suppressed. They were only just looking around themselves when they heard what Bai Yunfei said and looked up to see the young man sitting in front of them.
The scrawny man with a pointed lip and monkey-like cheeks immediately felt the paralysis on his body and began to sweat. “Who are you?!”
A loud bang echoed in the air and replied his question. All the man saw was the young man hold a strange object in his hand before he felt something impeccably fast strike his left thigh. A burst of blood flew out from the area as he looked at the wound. A moment later, he started to cry.
Since his soulforce was blocked from being circulated, he was unable to treat his wound or even minimize the amount of pain from it. Soul Exalt or not, he couldn’t help but cry again.
Bai Yunfei shot him a glare, “I’m the one asking you the questions. You’ve not the right to be asking me anything.”
He turned back to the one-eyed man, who had been up to this point relatively stoic. “I’ll ask again. Who are you and who sent you.”
There was a slight scowl on the other man’s face, though he regarded the Lightning Eagle in Bai Yunfei’s hand with some fear. Looking away, he said, “Friend, we brothers were here blind and offended you. We admit our wrongs, please be lenient with us, sire, and spare our lives. We—”
“All you need to do is answer my questions.”
Bai Yunfei interrupted him.
The man clenched his jaw tightly as he hesitated. “This one is Qiu Bailu, the one known in these areas as the One-eyed Mara. If sire can forgive me, I will owe you my life. Whatever it is sire wishes for me to do, I will not hesitate!”
The reason why he mentioned his name was to try and emphasize his importance in Bai Yunfei’s eyes. As it were, he had some degree of fame to his name as a wandering soul cultivator and was a relatively strong expert. With a value like that, Qiu Bailu was sure no one wouldn’t easily kill him.
“The One-eyed Mara?” Bai Yunfei replied. The name was familiar to him. This was one of the more well known wandering soul cultivators around the Capital who specialized in shady practices such as killing and looting.
He pointed to the others behind him, “And these are?”
“They are like me, wanderers. I can vouch on their behalf sire, if you spare our lives, we will sell our lives to you!”
The scrawny man to his side nodded his head repeatedly despite the pain.
Bai Yunfei felt indifferent to Qiu Bailu’s ‘promise’, however. Taking two seconds for consideration, he asked then, “Who hired you to kidnap those women.”
“That….” Qiu Bailu looked troubled. “Was a misunderstanding, sire. We were hired by no one. When we saw three young women on the road, we….succumbed to a moment’s temptation, sire, and offended those young women. Please be magnanimous, sire, spare our lives.”
Bai Yunfei’s eyes narrowed together, “Is it worth throwing your life away for whatever it was Cheng Xin gave you?”
“Cheng Xin?” Qiu Bailu’s face went blank. “I don’t know any Cheng Xin. This really is a misunderstanding, sire. We were hired by no one.”
He didn’t seem like he was lying. It seemed as though he didn’t know any Cheng Xin.
Bai Yunfei’s eyes flashed dangerously, “Then was it Li Chen? Zeng Fei? Zhu Yizhi? Peng Huaguang? Which one of them called for you?”
He studied the man’s expressions, but none of the names sparked any reaction from him.
Were they really not here because of those second generationals?
Bai Yunfei was starting to doubt himself. No matter what the case was, Bai Yunfei was sure that Cheng Xin and the others would try to take revenge on him. And if they couldn’t go after Bai Yunfei, they’d definitely go after the ones close to him.
After a while, Bai Yunfei focused his attention on the scrawnier one. His cold glare froze the man stiff for two seconds before the glare warmed up a bit. “Tell me who sent you here and I’ll spare your life.”
“I….I….” The scrawny man trembled. He wasn’t as enduring as Qiu Bailu was due to the relative strength between he and Bai Yunfei. Combined with the intimidating tactics of Bai Yunfei, the man was starting to fill up with terror. “Milord, there really wasn’t anyone that sent us here, we….we were blind to offend you, please spare our lives.” He stammered.
Ignoring his pleas, Bai Yunfei turned his his attention to the bald man to the other side of the scrawny man. Firing a bullet into his right thigh, Bai Yunfei ‘woke’ the man up.
There was a loud scream as the person was roused. Raising his right hand, Bai Yunfei lashed out with a crimson thread of light that wrapped around the bald man and dragged him to the space in front of Bai Yunfei!
“Tell me who hired you and I’ll spare your life!”
Bai Yunfei demanded, not even caring to clear up the situation for the bald man.
“Who are you? I’ll—ah!!”
There was another scream of pain as Bai Yunfei shot him straight through his left thigh.
“If you won’t answer, you’ll end up like him!!”
He spat coldly, jerking his thumb in another direction, forcing the bald-headed man to follow his pointing at the startled scrawny man.
A bloody hole appeared in the middle of the scrawny man’s eyebrows as a lightning bullet speared straight through him and exited out from the back of his head. Growing blank in the ace, the scrawny man fell back down to the ground and didn’t move again—he didn’t even know that he died and succumbed to his wound without another thought.
Bai Yunfei had killed him without warning.
His actions astounded the bald-headed man and Qiu Bailu. Pupils dilating, both their faces grew incomparably pale.
“Tell me who sent you and I’ll spare your life!!” Bai Yunfei’s voice grew heavier by a notch as he heaved the Lightning Eagle to aim it in between the bald man’s eyebrows. “Now or you’ll end up like him!”
Flustered and panicked, the bald-headed man was absolutely terrified by Bai Yunfei’s actions. His strength as an early-stage Soul Exalt wasn’t nearly enough to help him in this case. He knew that in a moment, what happened to the scrawny man next to him because of the strange soul armament in Bai Yunfei’s hand would happen to him.
Bai Yunfei’s voice thundered. At the same time, there was a spark of light from the Charm Bracelet that hit the bald man’s eyes!
Having been so startled by Bai Yunfei’s intonation, the man tilted his head up to look at Bai Yunfei, and the moment he met Bai Yunfei’s eyes, the man saw a pink light appear in them. Almost as if he was in a dream, the man went slackjawed and the light in his eyes dulled a bit!
He stayed in that trance for several seconds before at last he finally mumbled, “I….I… don’t know who. Big brother sent us the score this time, we don’t know who our client is….”
His voice was nearly silent, but to Qiu Bailu, it may as well been a clap of thunder in his ears. All of the blood drained away from his face as he whipped his head first to the bald-headed man and then to Bai Yunfei, “What...what did you do to him!? This is impossible….!”
There was a bang and a splatter of blood from the bald man’s head. “If you don’t know, you don’t need to live….”
He turned his head to look at the appalled Qiu Bailu. “Now can you tell me who sent you?”