The Legendary Master's Wife Chapter 497
Chapter 497: The Artistic Executioner
Chapter 497: The Artistic Executioner
Translated by Yan of Exiled Rebel Scanlations
You XiaoMo laid on his stomach in bed and sneakily shot Ling Xiao a glance. There was a question in his mind that was like an itch: at first it was only slightly itchy, but then the more you rolled the bigger it became.
My dear wife.
You XiaoMo heard Ling Xiao calling him, and he lifted his head to see him put down his cup of tea and look over with an expression that seemed to flash with playfulness.
Ling Xiao curled the corners of his lips. Seeing how conflicted you look, could it be you want to do it a few more times? His smile was extremely wicked, but no matter what feeling it gave off it still made someone have the impulse to push him down.
You XiaoMo silently turned his head away. His entire lower body was numb, and it wasnt as if he wanted to court death. Originally he just needed to drink some spiritual water and he could recover, but after hearing this line, he quietly gave up on this idea. It was better if he had less behaviors that courted death.
You how did you know I was in Xing Luo City, and that I went to the City Masters mansion? After hesitating for a while, You XiaoMo still couldnt resist his curiosity and asked.
Ling Xiao paused while pouring tea. He tilted his head and looked at him with a hint of a smile. How would I know why someone would purposefully run to the City Masters mansion looking for death in order to avoid me?
You XiaoMo was speechless.
Could he just pretend he hadnt said anything?
Ling Xiao continued to calmly rebuke, Wife, you seem to have grown a lot during those days I wasnt here. You save people and seek revenge, and in the end you even sent yourself to a dogs den, is there anything else you wont do?
You XiaoMo buried his head into the pillow before suddenly raising his head after a few seconds. How do you know all this?
Ling Xiao snorted. Because of my wonderful foresight.
You XiaoMo followed up with flattery. Youre so amazing!
In reality, he had already guessed how he knew. Only he and Weng Gong knew about the revenge, so there was only one possibility for how Ling Xiao also knew. He must have run into Weng Gong and happened to learn about it from Weng Gong himself, and thats how he managed to find Xing Luo City.
First rest for four hours, after that well leave Xing Luo City. Ling Xiao said seriously.
You XiaoMo carefully measured his expression and said, Do we have to leave today? But I agreed to help Weng Gong get revenge.
Ling Xiao seemed to say something quietly, but You XiaoMo didnt hear it.
Then lets slaughter him first and leave after that.
The second day, probably the only two people who would swagger around Xing Luo City and not leave after night raiding the City masters mansion and completely looting his property were You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao. However, at that moment the news of the mansions treasury being looted still hadnt spread yet, and Xing Luo Citys Lord probably believed that they had already left, so he had only slightly increased the number of guards on patrol.
The QingFeng Sects headquarters werent actually inside Xing Luo City.
Xing Luo Citys city master had jurisdiction over the inside of Xing Luo City, so placing the headquarters inside the city would only be binding their own hands and feet. Therefore, many forces who were active inside the city all moved their strongholds out of Xing Luo City.
But Gao MaYuan was only someone who had slight importance in the QingFeng Sect, and he didnt even have the qualifications to enter the headquarters of the sect, so he stayed in a place called Dong Feng Building in Xing Luo City.
You XiaoMo only had to ask around a little before he found that the Dong Feng Building was in Xing Luo Citys most famous flower district.
This flower district wasnt referring to how people would sell items such as arranged flowers or fruits for auspicious occasions. Instead, it was for all sorts of romantic affairs, and both male and female brothels basically lined the entire street.
t/n: Flower district is a metaphor for red-light district.
Fortunately, You XiaoMo used to believe that this kind of place didnt exist on TongTian Continent, so he hadnt experienced it before.
The brothels in the red-light district werent like the ones that You XiaoMo saw on television. The brothels here stayed open in all sorts of weather and were decorated very beautifully, but there were no pretty girls or handsome boys standing outside to solicit customers.
You XiaoMo craned his neck to spy inside. Even though it was broad daylight, there were still quite a few customers in the brothels with young and beautiful concubines, and all sorts of obscene and lewd words flowed out from inside without missing a beat.
Ling Xiao grasped the collar of his robe and walked in. Want to look? Then just proudly go and look.
As soon as he finished the thought, everyone inside looked over.
You XiaoMo was embarrassed. Although before, he had indeed wanted to come in and take a look at this kind of place which was filled to the brim with extravagance, but he felt that now wasnt quite suitable.
The person receiving them was a heavily made-up woman wearing rich, revealing clothing. The woman twisted her slender waist and watched them with an expression that carried a hint of veiled scrutiny.
You XiaoMo let the woman inform Gao MaYuan while they waited in a room.
After a minute, Gao MaYuan came over with several people. Up till now, he had still been investigating the incident at Hu Village since he had personally promised his concubine that he would help avenge his brother-in-law. But this entire time there had been no clues, making him feel very ashamed, so when he heard Hu Villages name he hurried over immediately.
Who are you two? Upon seeing two unfamiliar faces when entering the room, Gao MaYuan couldnt help but be on guard.
Ling Xiao picked up his cup and drank a mouthful of tea as a smile glimmered in his eyes. I heard that Your Excellency was investigating the matter of your brother-in-law being killed, so I wanted to inform you of the murderers whereabouts.
You XiaoMo spat out his water.
Murderer? Who are you, and how do you know of this? Whats your purpose? Gao MaYuan wasnt suspicious about how he knew of this, since this wasnt something he had taken pains to hide, but he didnt dare to just randomly trust a stranger who had appeared out of nowhere.
In a moment you will know what my purpose is. As Ling Xiao spoke, he pushed You XiaoMo forward and said, smiling, Ill first give you some welfare. This person is the murderer who killed your brother-in-law.
You XiaoMo laughed dryly. What kind of joke was this?
Gao MaYuans scrutinizing gaze landed on You XiaoMos stiff face, and he pointed the scabbard in his hand towards him. It was you who murdered my brother-in-law?
You XiaoMo shot a glance at Ling Xiao, whose expression remained unchanged. That bastard, since this was the case Thats right, I killed that brother-in-law of yours, but I only acted on someone elses instigation.
Who instigated you? Gao MaYuan gripped the sword in his hand tightly, and a trace of anger flashed over his face.
You XiaoMo coughed and pointed a finger at Ling Xiao. He instigated me.
Gao MaYuans face grew gloomy. Are you two playing with me?
Ling Xiao drank the rest of the tea in his cup and smiled at You XiaoMo, who had jumped aside. He curled his lips. A scholar who has been away for three days must be looked at with new eyes. Youve become smarter.
(t/n: , meaning after even a short absence, people will change and should be judged anew)
You XiaoMo lifted his chin high, pleased with himself. Only thanks to your lucky influence.
Gao MaYuan saw that the two of them had actually begun to chat as if nobody else was there. No matter if they were the ones who murdered his brother-in-law or not, he wouldnt let them go, since they dared to play him like he was a monkey. He angrily drew out his sword and swung it downwards towards Ling Xiao, who was closest to him.
Ling Xiao grabbed both of his arms and, with a light pinch, there came a cracking noise from the bones. Both arms were entirely broken and faced the opposite direction, and the tip of the sword slid into Gao MaYuans body with a puncturing noise. Fresh blood sprayed onto the table, and Gao MaYuan only took his final breath five seconds later. His face couldnt even show a single sign of struggle, since the speed was too great.
You XiaoMo swallowed heavily. Too ruthless.
Ling Xiao pulled out the sword from Gao MaYuans body, and the blood sprayed out as he handed it to him. Hold this.
You XiaoMo took the sword. Why?
Ling Xiao said, To cut off his head.
You XiaoMos hands shook, and he asked, not understanding, Isnt he already dead? Why do we still have to cut off his head?
Didnt you agree to help Weng Gong get revenge? How will you do it if you dont bring him the head? Unless you want to carry the entire body away? Ling Xiao asked disapprovingly in response.
But its very disgusting, I just ate yesterday.
No problem, its already finished digesting.
can we change the location?
Okay, top half of the body or bottom half, pick one.
lets just go with the head then.
Cutting off the head was an executioners job, so who wouldve thought that he would end up stealing their work one day. Although he had seen many corpses who had died tragic deaths, this would still be the first time he personally cut off someones head. He couldnt help but imagine the sight of blood flowing out and wanted to vomit
Ling Xiao gripped his hand, which was holding the sword, and gestured towards the corpse. He said quietly next to his ear, Just pretend that youre butchering a pig, dont be afraid!
Dont say that, or else I wont want to eat pork anymore. You XiaoMo spat blood. What comforting, clearly he came just to disgust him.
In reality, killing someone, er no, cutting off a corpses head was simpler than he imagined it to be. The hand rose and the sword fell, straight to the point. The head didnt even roll off the table, still joined securely to Gao MaYuans neck, and although there was a sword stuck in between the two, there was still quite a feeling of artistry.
You XiaoMo loosened the sword that had become stuck in the table and laughed evilly. Done.
Ling Xiao clapped his hands, smiling, and he praised, Your technique is not bad, you cant tell that you have a natural gift for this. From now on, if theres any more work like this itll be yours to do.
Only when they left the brothel were the bodies of Gao MaYuan and his underlings discovered, although the underlings had died quite cleanly. The most brutal one was Gao MaYuans headless corpse.
What nobody knew was that since the time You XiaoMo accidentally ran to the Vermillion Blood Clans territory, not a single peaceful day had gone by on the west side. In fact, this was the trouble created all because of that mistake.