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“But the commander has asked for your presence. Don’t you think it’ll be bad if you didn’t go?”
“The commander has ordered me to go?”
“Yes.” Both of them stared at him.
Chu Li sighed. “Tell him I have something going on and I’ll be there tomorrow.”
“Tomorrow!” They said with wry smiles. “Captain, it’ll be too late to start tomorrow. The commander will surely expect everyone to be present to discuss how to capture the three of them. If everyone is there except you, captain, then…”
“Go ahead and tell the commander the truth then.”
“Captain…” Yang Zongwen hesitated.
Chu Li waved his hand dismissively, “That’s it. Move along!”
The two of them heaved a sigh and looked at each other, shaking their heads resignedly. After that, they turned and left.
Lu Yurong flew away from the girls and went to Chu Li. “What happened again?”
Chu Li replied, “The Secret Guardians Hall’s private matters.”
“Enough of that!” Lu Yurong was enraged. “What are the secret guardians trying to hide? You guys messed up again. Am I right?”
“Yeah, things didn’t go as planned.” Chu Li nodded.
“Come, tell me about it,” Lu Yurong said. “I can help pitch in some ideas. Two is better than one anyway.”
Chu Li looked at how curious Lu Yurong was and smiled. “What’s the point of telling you about the Secret Guardians Hall’s matters? Most of them are bad stuff that no one likes to hear about. It’s better for you not to know.”
Lu Yurong’s expression sank. “Are you going to tell me? If you don’t plan to do so, then don’t ask for my help in the future!”
“Alright, I’ll tell you. You’ll have to help me this time then!” Chu Li said.
“How many people do you need this time?” Lu Yurong asked.
Chu Li lifted his left index finger and grinned. “One is enough.”
“Just one?” Lu Yurong cast him a doubtful look. Her eyes were shining brightly.
He was being so mysterious before, and it was all just for one Grandmaster? This was not like Chu Li at all.
Chu Li smiled. “I need you to help me.”
“What is the issue at hand here?” Lu Yurong scoffed. “If I’m interested, I can think about it.”
“This matter should be kept a secret.” Chu Li said.
“Of course,” Lu Yurong replied.
“Especially to King Jing and those in his residence,” Chu Li said with a smile.
“…Fine, I won’t tell my uncle-in-law and the rest!” Lu Yurong hesitated and gritted his teeth before speaking.
Chu Li recounted the whole story to her.
Lu Yurong knitted her eyebrows together and pondered on what Chu Li had just told her.
“So, what do you think?” Chu Li asked.
He was very well aware that Lu Yurong’s intelligence was at a degree that commoners would not be able to possess. Furthermore, her attention to details was better than his. He had to rely on the Omniscient Mirror but Lu Yurong was the genius here.
“I agree with your theory.” Lu Yurong nodded. “But I feel like they had gotten an idea of where the scripture is and have already got their hands on it.”
Chu Li frowned. “They have it already?”
Lu Yurong continued, “If they haven’t found it, then what was the point of creating such chaos? Another possibility was that they are proceeding in two different groups. One group is tasked to distract all of you while the other one tries to run back to the Li dynasty under your nose.”
“They actually didn’t have to do that.” Chu Li shook his head and said, “If they had just left quietly without causing any trouble, they could have still gotten away easily.”
“Maybe they valued the Great Light Scripture too much,” Lu Yurong said. “That’s why they did it to make sure the plan would work regardless of anything. Who would’ve thought that someone like you would be around to expose their plan… But saying all of this is fruitless. I believe the hidden group has already reached the Li Dynasty!”
Chu Li stood up and paced with his hands behind his back.
Lu Yurong said, “It wouldn’t make any difference even if they have the second part of the scripture. It’s not as bad as you think it is!”
Chu Li shoot her a glare.
Lu Yurong explained, “The road to becoming an Enlightened Master is a tough one. The reason is not due to the loss of martial arts inheritance. It’s because of the limited spiritual energy on earth. They can only become an Enlightened Master if they trained at the Hundred-Thousand Hills!”
Chu Li heaved a sigh. “The Holy Church of Light is different.”
“What’s so different about them?” Lu Yurong laughed. “Think about it: if it’s about heritage, the four major sects had never failed at producing successors. All of them could have cultivated some Enlightened Master’s technique. But how many had actually become an Enlightened Master at the end?”
Chu Li said, “I could only hope that’s the case for the Holy Church of Light too! If that’s the situation now, we have to act immediately. We cannot allow Minister Counsellor Zhou to die for nothing!”
He suddenly realized that he could now reside safely at the Spirit Cranes Peak without being chased by the Spirit Cranes. If he was to practice Isolated Cultivation at the peak, would he become an Enlightened Master himself?”
“You plan to kill them?” Lu Yurong interrupted his thoughts.
Chu Li nodded slowly. “You’re going to kill them as well”
Lu Yurong was startled into silence. Her smile fell disappeared. “You want me to help you to kill them?”
Chu Li nodded again.
Lu Yurong said, “I’m not part of the Secret Guardians Hall!”
A smile formed on Chu Li’s mouth. “Didn’t you made a promise with me just now?”
“Fine.” Lu Yurong bit her lips and said, “Can we catch them in time, then? I think when we find them, they would have already entered the Li Dynasty!”
“We’re leaving now!” Chu Li said.
Lu Yurong shook her head and sighed. “You really are something! Fine, let’s go!”
She felt that she owed him a big favor. If she could return some, she should do so.
Chu Li held out his hands. “I’ll bring you there.”
Lu Yurong said, “My Light-body Technique is not as bad as you think.”
Chu Li’s hand remained extended in the air, indicating that Lu Yurong should stop arguing.
Lu Yurong looked at him and then at Leng Qiu and Leng Qing. They were both so focused on their training that they never looked this way.
Lu Yurong sighed and felt that she was especially lenient towards him today by going along with all of his wishes. If it were any other times, she would have beaten him into a pulp already.
She gave him her hand.
Chu Li gripped onto her jade-white wrist through her sleeves.
Lu Yurong’s body and expression froze at once. She did not feel comfortable and wished desperately she could just fling his hand away.
Chu Li grip on her was like a metal ring. He said in a low voice, “Don’t move!”
Her body shook and her vision became blurry. Brightness and darkness alternated between one another. She could not see anything clearly. She felt like she was being washed away by the waves.
She was trying her best not to vomit. Her surroundings suddenly turned bright.
She took a deep breath and activated his inner energy to remove the uncomfortable feeling.
She observed her surroundings. They were standing in a pine forest halfway up a mountain. This mountain was enormous and steep.
The setting sun bathed the forest in red. It was a beautiful view. They were standing on a branch of an oak tree.
“Where are we?” Lu Yurong asked.
Chu Li replied, “Somewhere near the three of them.”
“What Light-body Technique was that? It didn’t feel like any Light-body Technique I know,” Lu Yurong said, frowning.
“It’s God’s Limbs,” Chu Li said. “I learned this from the Titanium Temple. Will you keep this a secret?”
“No wonder!” Lu Yurong understood immediately and nodded. “Yes, this has to stay a secret.”
She studied Chu Li with amazement.
Chu Li spared her a glance and said, “I’m not a monster. You don’t need to look at me like that.”
“You are hurt by Xiao Qi, aren’t you?” Lu Yurong asked. “So you’ve decided to be cynical now?”
The smile on Chu Li’s face fell, and he shook his head.
“Not everyone can cultivate the divine powers of the Titanium Temple,” Lu Yurong said.
She knew that the Titanium Temple specialized in the divine powers.
The Titanium Temple was the opposite of the Tempest Temple. The Tempest Temple hated the divine powers as they felt that these powers were of demonic origins. If they were met with any kind of divine powers, the first thing they would do is to expel them.
In contrast, the Titanium Temple cultivated the divine powers. However, these two sects both managed to cultivate the best of the masters. Everyone had nothing but praise for them.
The cultivation of the divine powers in the Titanium Temple was not easy. One must embrace the world and it was and remove his desires and feelings towards the world.
Chu Li said, “It was all just a lucky accident! See those three down there?”
Chu Li pointed at the other side.
Lu Yurong shifted her gaze and looked carefully at a gazebo situated on the base of the mountain. Three men were eating inside the gazebo.
“That’s them?” Lu Yurong asked.
“They are the ones who killed Minister Counselor Zhou!” Chu Li scoffed.