"What do you want? I can promise you anything as long as it's within my capability." Ren Baqian took a step backward. There was anxious look on his face, but he still did not pull the trigger on his crossbow.
He only had one shot. If he missed his target, he would lose his only chance to hurt the other party.
"I will be very happy if you die." There was a sneer on Lian Baocheng's face. From the look of it, Ren Baqian was like a rabbit that had been pushed to the brink.
Even though he had the crossbow, he still posed zero threat to the other party.
Ren Baqian clenched his teeth and pulled the trigger. An arrow shot towards the guard.
Lian Baocheng was the mastermind, and the guard was his knife. Even if Ren Baqian killed Lian Baocheng, the guard would still kill him. Furthermore, Ren Baqian might not be able to kill the guard.
A streak of white light flashed across the steel knife in the guard's hand. The arrow ricocheted off his knife.
Upon seeing this, the anxious look on Ren Baqian's face intensified.
"I can give you something in exchange for my life!" Ren Baqian yelled.
"I'm not interested in your stuff, I'm more interested in your life," Lian Baocheng replied and gave an evil smile. Right now, he wasn't in a hurry to kill Ren Baqian. He was more interested in seeing the anxious look on Ren Baqian's face.
He enjoyed seeing such a look on a person that rode roughshod over other people.
"Don't you think me and Seventh Prince look alike?" Ren Baqian quickly yelled.
"I know Seventh Prince's secret, I can use this secret to exchange for my life. You can reap countless benefits with this secret, he will agree to whatever request you have," Ren Baqian continued.
"Yan Wei!" Lian Baocheng stopped Yan Wei from advancing upon hearing these words. His face had frozen.
At this point of time, Yan Wei was less than ten steps away from Ren Baqian.
"Tell me everything you know," Lian Baocheng said with a stern voice. Right now, he was scheming in his mind.
Could it be that Seventh Prince isn't His Majesty's biological son? This cannot be... How can this kind of thing happen?
However, Ren Baqian indeed looked exactly like the Seventh Prince. All along, Lian Baocheng had never seen Seventh Prince before. Two days ago, when he paid a visit to Seventh Prince and saw his appearance, he was dumbstruck.
When he heard Ren Baqian's words, he began to mumble to himself in his heart.
Is it possible that Seventh Prince has a long-lost twin brother?
If that's the case, the more Ren Baqian can't live.
"You have to promise me that you will let me live," Ren Baqian said while panting heavily. He looked extremely nervous.
"That's if the information you provide is valuable. As a matter of fact, you have choice. Either you tell me what's going on or you die. Right now, there are only the three of us here, you have no other options," Lian Baocheng looked at Ren Baqian and said.
A struggling look appeared on Ren Baqian's face as he looked at Lian Baocheng and Yan Wei.
"If you don't want to tell me, you will die now." Lian Baocheng pressured Ren Baqian.
"Seventh Prince isn't the biological son of the Great Xia's emperor," Ren Baqian clenched his teeth and replied.
"Nonsense, how can it be?" Upon hearing these words, Lian Baocheng could no longer maintain the calm look on his face. Right now, his face was filled with astonishment.
"I have evidence." After finishing his sentence, Ren Baqian threw his crossbow on the ground. Then, he took out a dark-green, oval ball that had a black-colored lid. Holding it in his right hand, Ren Baqian continued, "The evidence is in here, I will give it to you and you let me leave here. I promise I won't leak out what happened today. If you don't agree to my request, I will destroy it now."
While Ren Baqian was speaking, beads of cold sweat broke out on his forehead. When Lian Baocheng saw his facial expression, he knew he was scared. Ren Baqian was indeed scared but not because of Lian Baocheng. He was scared of the thing in his hand suddenly exploding. Even though the grenade would not explode if he continued holding on to the safety lever, he was still scared. If anything went wrong, he would be blasted to smithereens.
Suddenly, Lian Baocheng laughed as he looked at Ren Baqian. "Do you think you have the chance to destroy it when Yan Wei is ten steps away from you?"
Upon hearing these words, Ren Baqian's facial expression changed, "Do you think you can get this thing so easily? Let me tell you, this thing is made up of two layers. The inner layer contains the evidence, the outer layer contains acid. If I drop it on the ground, the acid will destroy the evidence. You can make your choice now, whether you want to kill me or you want this ultimate secret."
When Lian Baocheng heard Ren Baqian's words, he went into deep thought. After a while, he nodded his head and replied, "Alright, I will agree to your request. Hand it over to me now and you can leave."
"Make a vow. Let me leave and you must not do anything to me today," Ren Baqian said.
"Alright, I promise you." Lian Baocheng's mouth curled into a smile.
On a tree not far away, a person was observing everything that was going on now. There was a hesitant look on his face. He did not know whether or not should he snatch the thing over now. This secret should be handed to Her Majesty.
From the facial expression of Lian Baocheng, Wu Fang knew that he did not take his promise seriously. Wu Fang clearly knew that once Storyteller Ren handed the thing to Lian Baocheng, Lian Baocheng would immediately kill him.
He felt that Ren Baqian was really stupid to reveal such a secret. No matter who the other party was, he or she would not let Ren Baqian live as this secret was far too crucial.
Ren Baqian clenched his teeth. Suddenly, he raised his hand and threw the green object towards Lian Baocheng. Following which, he turned around and ran.
Yan Wei jumped into the air and caught the green object with his hand. Instantly, a cold smile appeared on his face. Do you think you can run away?
"Give me the thing and kill him." A look of ecstasy appeared on Lian Baocheng's face. If what Ren Baqian said was true, even if he had lost an Earth Wheel expert, he could redeem himself with this secret.
At this moment, a black figure suddenly appeared and pounced towards Yan Wei. No matter what, Wu Fang had to snatch the evidence over. The importance of this matter was too great. He did not care even if he revealed his identity.
While running away, Ren Baqian was also paying attention to what was going on behind him. He was counting to himself, "1, 2, 3"
All of a sudden, he dove to the ground.
A premonition arose in Wei Yan's heart when he caught the green object. At the same time, he realized someone was surging towards him from the forest. Immediately, he turned around and raised his knife towards that person.
"Who are you"
The green object in Wei Yan's hand suddenly exploded. Along with countless fragments, a gigantic wave of blaze and air current swept across the area.
Yan Wei's body was blasted up into the air by the explosion's shock wave. At the instance where his left hand disappeared, his body was hit by countless shrapnel. Like a broken wooden puppet, his body landed on the ground, completely devoid of life.
Like a ragged doll, a huge chunk of his upper body had disappeared. He even lost half of his head.
Lian Baocheng was scared stiff by the explosion. He subconsciously covered his head with his hands and fell to the ground on his butt.
Wu Fang forcibly twisted his body around in mid-air and flew towards a tree near Yan Wei. He gave it a kick and flew back into the forest. Within a few seconds, he disappeared into the shade of the trees.
After making sure he had left everyone's line of sight, Wu Fang checked his body. Even though he was quite far away from the explosion, he was still impacted by it significantly. There were a few shrapnel in his body. The speed of the shrapnel was too fast and too close to him. As such, he did not have enough time to dodge them. Luckily, the shrapnel penetrated merely skin-deep.
"Liar," Wu Fang clenched his teeth and said. Following which, he pulled out the two largest shrapnel pieces from his body. At the same time, he ripped his shirt into a few pieces of cloth and bound up his wounds.
If he still did not know Ren Baqian was thoroughly a liar by now, he would be a fool. Previously, he still thought Ren Baqian was stupid. Right now, he felt he was the stupid one. He also felt the anger of being lied to.
After Ren Baqian dove to the ground, he turned around and looked behind him. Naturally, he saw Yan Wei being reduced to a ragged-sack-like appearance. Following which, he stood up and took out his handgun. Then, he walked towards Lian Baocheng with his teeth clenched.
You want to kill me? Let's see who the one being killed is now.