"Umm... When she wakes up can we change the way she addresses me?" Chu Yang scratched his head as his face slightly reddened, "You see, I am only sixteen this year. Actually, I am not even that old yet... it's not yet my birthday. Being an uncle is not really suitable..."
"You are only sixteen?" Mo Cheng Yu was surprised. This youth seemed to be very influential. His actions were careful and discreet. Besides the fact that he was somewhat impulsive when it came to little miss, everything else was flawlessly calculated. And yet he was only sixteen years old?!!
"Yes!" Chu Yang laughed.
"No problem!" Mo Cheng Yu immediately complied. He also felt something wrong about calling Chu Yang uncle. Mo Qing Wu was only nine, so calling Chu Yang uncle was not a big deal. But when Mo Tian Ji and Mo Tian Yun arrive, they were both older than Chu Yang by many years; should they call him uncle, too?
The two of them were brothers of little miss; they were of the same generation...
Moreover, Chu Yang treated little miss so well; calling him uncle seemed a little rude. He gave so much attention to how he is addressed, he must like little miss a lot... It's true that little miss grew up to be smart and loveable; anyone who met her liked her, and Chu Yang is no exception...
At this moment, Mo Cheng Yu could not help but feel proud.
Of course, no matter how hard he thought, Mo Cheng Yu would never expect Chu Yang to be such a beast to develop feelings for a nine years old girl...
This was simply impossible. No one looking at a little nine years old girl would develop such a beastly state of mind...
However... Chu Yang was that kind of person...
Because this was not just anyone. This... this was Mo Qing Wu...!
Chu Yang remained sleepless as he stood under the night sky. This was the first time he could not cultivate; he simply stood there and then, every now and then, smiled, frowned, and sometimes sighed.
I finally met her, but she is injured...
Plus, she is still so young...
King of Hell Chu's head was hurting. Ohhh, when will she grow up? How should I treat her? If I am too protective of her, she will see me as an elder. This is her most innocent age, if I leave an impression of an uncle in her mind that would be a problem!
If I am too distant, then it might lead to resentment. If she does not like me since she is little, then it would also be tough to solve.
And what to do about her injury?
Thinking like that, Chu Yang's mind became so tangled he almost went mad.
"Nine Tribulations Sword can heal her injury!" He was lost in thought when a voice suddenly rose in his head.
"Nine Tribulations Sword can heal her?" Chu Yang was like a drowning man who managed to grab on to a lifesaving log; he was overjoyed.
"Yes!" The sword spirit sighed. It seems that this kid's mind is really stubborn. Because of a nine year old Mo Qing Wu, he becomes lovesick like this. Plus, he even forgets about cultivation...
This is unacceptable!
"Don't forget that Nine Tribulations Sword has the ability to purify medicine. What's more is Nine Tribulations Sword keeps all the essence; this is the lifesaving treasure." The sword spirit reluctantly told him, "Look into the sword hilt in your dantian..."
Chu Yang rejoiced and quickly concentrated his thoughts. In his dantian, at Nine Tribulations Sword's hilt, he only saw faintly half a drop of something dark inside...
"This is it?"
"Yes, that's it. Once it becomes a full drop, you can take it out and cure Mo Qing Wu." The sword spirit said, "Of course there is a condition. If it only gather essences of herbal medicines, it will never be effective. After you get the second Nine Tribulations Sword fragment and gather enough essence, then you can take it out."
"I will definitely achieve this in the shortest possible time. At all costs, I will gather enough elixirs and obtain the second Nine Tribulations fragment." Chu Yang's eyes narrowed as he said softly.
"I sure hope so. But I should remind you that it would be difficult to achieve your goals within a year." The sword spirit warned him, "If you force the Nine Tribulations Pill out when it is not ready, it will be ineffective and might even have an adverse effect!"
The sword spirt sighed and continued, "I actually would have been capable of pushing you along faster, but..."
"But what? I almost forgot that you are Nine Tribulations Sword's spirit; of course you could." Chu Yang said happily, "You can push a little faster; wouldn't that settle everything quickly?"
"You stupid...! You don't know that I exist in your consciousness? And Nine Tribulations Sword is in your dantian. While I still could not become one with it, should I just push you with nothing but faith?"
"One more thing, during this time period, your property seizures have helped you obtain many medicinal herbs. That along with what Nine Tribulations Sword was able to accumulate at Beyond the Heavens Sect made this half a drop. Finding enough won't be easy. Then there is the fact that you were only able gather the herbs commonly found in Iron Cloud Citadel. Even if a hundred times more of these are to be absorbed, Nine Tribulations Pill would still not be created!" The sword spirit just doused Chu Yang with a bucket of icy cold water.
"As long as there is a glimmer of hope I will try my best. If these medicinal herbs are not enough, I shall find other treasures. Whether it is lying, stealing, robbing..., I will definitely get enough. Even if I have to rob every powerful family in Middle Three Heavens, I will create Nine Tribulations Pill!" Chu Yang grinded his teeth.
"You're gutsy, haha...!" With that praise, the sword spirit became silent and was gone without a trace. It seems this kid has enough motivation now. With only a cultivation level of Martial Warrior and he wants to rob every powerful family in Middle Three Heavens. He could not help but praise Chu Yang.
The sword spirit was very pleased...
Chu Yang fell into deep thought.
He had never wanted to increase his strength with such urgency as he did right now!
Qing Wu is in danger!
I must protect her!
The next morning, he carefully looked around Heavenly Armament Pavilion once and went to see Mo Cheng Yu. Seeing Mo Qing Wu was still sleeping, he quietly left.
Arriving at Bu Tian Pavilion, Chu Yang saw Cheng Zi Ang sitting with a frown on his face. Seeing Chu Yang appear with a ferocious mask on his face, he was startled and immediately stood up. It was as if he was caught in wrongdoing.
"Last night's mission was not successful?" Chu Yang snorted. He suddenly found this old man annoying to look at. His mood was already bad, and early in the morning he was given the bad news that the mission had failed.
Seeing Cheng Zi Ang's funerary face, Chu Yang understood right away that they did not catch anything last night.
"Yes! Last night, we put on our disguises and advanced into Tang Manor. We discovered that Tang Xin Sheng had already left. His wife and child were still in the manor. To avoid alerting them of our action, we kept watch and did not disturb them!" Cheng Zi Ang said cautiously. Strangely, Cheng Zi Ang's cultivation was Revered level, countless times higher than Chu Yang's. Yet the moment Chu Yang glared at him, Cheng Zi Ang felt his whole body tremble...
"Tang Xin Sheng disappeared, but his family was still in the manor?" Chu Yang grinned, "This guy is really cruel. To test his own suspicion, he did not mind using his family as bait. We don't even know if his family is real or fake..."
"But it was not a total loss. At the first light of dawn, I was hiding nearby and discovered an Invisible Falcon carrying communications into Tang Manor. It was captured by my net..." Cheng Zi Ang said with some pride. Like a treasure, he pulled out a small bird.
Invisible Falcon was the type of bird that came and went without a trace. Catching it would be especially difficult. Never mind Revered Martial Master, even a Martial Emperor could not chase it down. And they definitely could not see it when it wass camouflaged.
However, Cheng Zi Ang was one lucky bastard. He knew that if he did not capture Tang Xing Sheng, King of Hell Chu would give him an earful when he return. So he patiently hid and waited.
As the light was just coming up from the east, the Invisible Falcon flew toward him. It had flown more than a thousand miles, and was very tired by the time it got there. Plus, at the early hours of dawn, the Invisible Falcon was still in its night camouflage. As the morning light shined, Cheng Zi Ang saw it.
So as it turned out, Cheng Zi Ang sat back and waited, and managed to catch it with one swoop.
"Very good! I can't believe you always have a net on you..." There was a trace of cynicism in Chu Yang's voice.
Cheng Zi Ang's face blushed with embarrassment.
It was because Cheng Zi Ang has quite an appetite, and he especially liked birds. From eagles to sparrows, they were all delicious to him. That was why he always carried a net with him. The more elusive the birds the more delicious they were.
Even at Bu Tian Pavilion, if a bird accidentally wandered in and Cheng Zi Ang was there, then there would be an extra bird dish on the table. He loved them so much, he would not even spare bats...
Talk about a blind cat catching a dead mouse. It was such a coincidence that the Invisible Falcon fell into his hands... This was heaven's will!
Such an unbelievable coincidence.
Chu Yang looked at the Invisible Falcon's leg; there was a tiny bamboo tubed tied to it. The inside was tightly sealed with sap.
Chu Yang gently squeezed, and the sap broke, revealing a tiny rolled up piece of paper. He carefully opened it and saw only two words: "Dangerous situation!"
These two words revealed many things. The hooks on the strokes were sharp and hard like a scythe. Though the writing was careless, it contained the mindset of the person who wrote it, firm and swift. There was a faintly visible inscription on the paper: "Diwu."
"This was written by Diwu Qing Rou's own hand!" Chu Yang's words made Cheng Zi Ang overjoyed.
"It seems we underestimated Tang Xin Sheng's worth; he is really the biggest fish ever!" Chu Yang's countenance became grave, and he carefully tucked away the note.
Golden Horse Riders Department had countless people, and yet Diwu Qing Rou wrote this note to Tang Xin Sheng with his own hand. How could Chu Yang not understand the meaning behind that!
He could imagine Tang Xin Sheng's importance from this!