Adorable Creature Attacks! The Beauty Surrenders! Chapter 22
Chapter 22 - Ancient Frost Seal
That's right! Exactly the same strategy as last time, but this time, they had a trump card! And it was, Gu Qingyu!!
During the time when Gu Qingyu was unconscious, Blood Life Jade had taught her a skill when she entered her mental world.
"Hey," Flame Revered was half-lying on a bed, "Someone just sprinkled some powder on you, and you are already done for."
"I……" Gu Qingyu felt ashamed, "I'm still not strong enough, sorry."
"Don't be sorry to me," Flame Revered sat up, "You should feel sorry for your so-called companion. You have burdened him by collapsing like that, and let him single-handedly struggle in the palace, trying to get out."
"That……" Gu Qingyu let out a sigh. She suddenly thought of something, her eyes sparkled, "Oh! Are you not the Blood Life Jade! Are you the self-proclaimed powerful Flame Revered! Help me out please!"
"You want me to help you?" Flame Revered rested his chin on his hand, looking quite amused, "If it's too difficult, I for one, will not dirty my hands."
"Just teach me a deadly technique!" Gu Qingyu got extremely excited, "I can defeat that person, as long as you teach me!"
Flame Revered shook his head, "But he was not the only enemy."
"Huh? No?" Gu Qingyu opened her eyes wide and looked at him : In that room, apart from the two of them, she did not detect anyone else!
Flame Revered narrowed his eyes, "He is very formidable, that is why you could not detect him……Let's do it like this, I will teach you a spell, this skill can freeze everything within a couple meters radius. However, casting the spell will be very taxing on your mental energy, magic power and body. Remember carefully what I teach you, do not disappoint me……"
Back to the present, Gu Qingyu and Jia Qizhe entered the room.
The ice layer on the floor emitted a crushing sound when they walked on it. It was an extremely unpleasant and ear-piercing sound, especially for someone with sensitive ears like Gu Qingyu……
Jia Qizhe lifted the quilt, no one was inside.
"Curses." Jia Qizhe put back the dagger in his sleeve, and took out his weapon——That blue sword, "Murong Zuoyu must be nearby."
Gu Qingyu also put back her dagger, but sadly, she did not have another weapon, and could only helplessly take out the dagger again.
"Here." Jia Qizhe took out another item, and bumped it against her arm,
"What?" Gu Qingyu tilted her head, and grabbed the item : This is a……Sleeve Dart Device!! "Why are you giving me this?"
"It matched your style, use it to defend yourself." Said Jia Qizhe as he hurriedly walked out, Gu Qingyu followed him without delay.
Outside, a column of soldiers rushed by, "Quick! Do not let them escape!!"
One of them spotted Gu Qingyu. They couldn't see her face clearly, because she had her back against them, "Your Highness!"
Gu Qingyu's heart skipped a beat : Has Murong Zuoyu returned??
"Do not fear." Jia Qizhe whispered, "They mistook you for the prince."
Gu Qingyu looked at her clothes : Because Jia Qizhe had kept on insisting that she shouldn't change her casual clothings, so she just put on this purple robe. Could it be that……Murong Zuoyu also liked to wear purple?
Gu Qingyu pretended to cough twice, "Cough, cough! You guys can retre……"
"It is not His Highness!!"
"Yeah! His Highness would never cough before speaking!"
"It must be the assassin, get him!!"
"Run!" Jia Qizhe did not say anything further, he grabbed Jia Qizhe and leaped up on the roof. Gu Qingyu recalled the device Jia Qizhe had gifted her, and shot down the closest soldiers.
"Well done." Jia Qizhe let out a smile. A dim blue light surrounded them, and in the next moment, they appeared under that large tree in the Imperial Palace.
She thought they were good at first, only to find out that a person was standing under the tree!
The purple-dressed man stood there with his eyes shut, holding onto a sword.
Compared to her, this should be the genuine Murong Zuoyu, right?
But, how did he find out about their whereabouts??
"Oh! It's you." Muyong Zuoyu opened his eyes, there was an indescribable coldness in his words, "Trying to escape? You want to leave after destroying my chambers? It's not that simple."
"Darn!!" Gu Qingyu had a bad feeling, "Why……are you interfering with us? It's not like we offended you before??"
"I wouldn't be saying that." Murong Zuoyu revealed a cold smile.
Gu Qingyu frowned, "Don't force us."
"Heh," Murong Zuoyu laughed frivolously, "Just you?"
"He's not taking us seriously." Jia Qizhe drew his sword, "Destroy."
A blue sword Qi shoot towards Murong Zuoyu. Murong Zuoyu lightly jumped to the tree branch, his speed was so quick that Gu Qingyu was unable to see his movement.
Gu Qingyu shoot an arrow towards him when he didn't pay attention. Murong Zuoyu swiftly tilted his head…and that arrow was actually caught by him!!
The force and power of the device that Jia Qizhe had given her can be considered as powerful. Murong Zuoyu actually managed to stop it with just slightly turning his head!! And he even caught it in his mouth!!
How strong is this person exactly……
"We can't beat him, let's retreat for now!" Said Gu Qingyu in a low tone to Jia Qizhe, "Run!"
"Ok." Jia Qizhe grabbed Jia Qizhe's arm and soared up in the air. However, they got cut off by Murong Zuoyu, "Leaving? Not that easy."
"Why are you stopping us?" She couldn't help but ask, "You don't want to give us the herb? No problem! But now, you are not even letting us go. Hey! Don't think that we'll be afraid of you just because you are a king!"
"You possess the Blood Life Jade," Murong Zuoyu looked at Gu Qingyu with a greedy and cold gaze, "Hand it over."
"Eh??" Gu Qingyu stared at him with a strange look, "Bloodlife Jade? You also want the Bloodlife Jade?" Well, the Bloodlife Jade was after all hard to come by. If people saw this treasure in front of them, who wouldn't try to snatch it?
"Correct." Murong Zuoyu didn't comment further.
The voices and footsteps of soldier could be heard far away,
"I think they went this way. Go!"
"Don't let them escape!!"
Gu Qingyu stomped her foot, "Anything is fine, except for the Bloodlife Jade!"
She couldn't image the repercussion of getting caught, not only would she be recognized, but she would also implicate the others!
Murong Zuoyu thought for a while, he said, "Let me come with you."
"Hah?" Gu Qingyu almost fell to the ground, "Are you messing with me?"
"I'm not joking," He tilted his head, "Bloodlife Jade chooses its owner, it will be difficult to try and take it by force. So, I want to come with you. Why? You don't want to?"
"Ah, nono! Of course you can! Let's get going then?" Asked Gu Qingyu in hopes.
Murong Zuoyu nodded, "Sure."
He actually just simply agreed to it……Yet she worried in vain about getting caught and not being able to return for the bigger part of the day!!
With Murong Zuoyu taking lead, they arrived very quickly outside the palace.
The rest of the team had already arrived.
When they walked out, Little Qi, Qi Yichen and Mo Bai just stood there, gaping at them, simultaneously.
"This is?" Mo Bai looked at Gu Qingyu.
"The legendary Murong Zuoyu!" Explained Gu Qingyu, almost snappily.
"Murong Zuoyu?" Qi Yichen ignored the first two words, "Why is he here?"
"I, myself, am also very curious." Said Gu Qingyu helplessly, "Let us return to the inn first!"
"Ok." Qi Yichen nodded and glanced at Murong Zuoyu, but he didn't say anything.
Because of Murong Zuoyu, their trip back to the inn was unusually smooth and safe.
"Spit it out! What's going on?" Qi Yichen appeared particularly curious.
"He……" She was about to explain, but someone was a step ahead of her.
"I'm here to protect the Bloodlife Jade. Also," Murong Zuoyu glanced at Gu Qingyu as he said, "The owner of the Jade has agreed to it already."
"What do you say?" Murong Zuoyu looked towards Gu Qingyu.
"Mm……yes." Gu Qingyu cried without tears, "It's awkward if you keep calling for me, I have a name too, my name is……Zhu Fan."
Murong Zuoyu faintly repeated once, "Oh, Zhu Fan."
Gu Qingyu asked very carefully, "What was that again……you are royalty. You might have the chance of becoming the Emperor in the future! Are you sure you want to let go of your status and travel with us?"
Murong Zuoyu nodded his head, "What else?"
"Okay, I wish you a happy time……" Gu Qingyu weakly stood up, "I think I'm going to bed. Goodnight……"
"Brother Zhu, are you alright?" Mo Bai looked concerned, "Do you want me to take a look? You seem to be sick."
"No need, I'm just exhausted. Little Qi, let's go……" Gu Qingyu pulled Little Qi and prepared to leave. However, she heard Murong Zuoyu's voice behind them, he said in a queer manner, "You two, sleep together?"
"Do, you, have, any, problems?" Gu Qingyu said it, word by word. She slowly turned around, and looked at him with a dark face.
Murong Zuoyu, "……"
"Little……Little Fan, let's go." Little Qi got the chills when she looked at Gu Qingyu. She could only drag her with, and hurriedly ran away together.
And just like that, Gu Qingyu was tragically pulled away by Little Qi. It was still a relief to be able to get away from the situation……
Once Gu Qingyu and Little Qi left the room, Jia Qizhe looked coldly at Murong Zuoyu, "What do you want? What's your goal?"
"To safeguard the Bloodlife Jade, so that it doesn't fall into the hands of people with evil intentions." Murong Zuoyu also coldly said, "Heh, I've come here to protect the Bloodlife Jade, but also to observe that Zhu Fan, in case he is a wicked and corrupt person."
Qi Yichen queried, "If he is?"
Murong Zuoyu said without the slightest amount of fear, "Then, I'll just kill him."
"I'll kill you before you make your move." Mo Bai sipped his tea, savoring it.
This sentence didn't seem to come from his mouth, Jia Qizhe and Qi Yichen couldn't help but stare at him, surprised.
Mo Bai had always been gentle and kind, he could actually say such words?
"Give it a try then." Said Murong Zuoyu coldly, and went out.
Mo Bai continued to nonchalantly sip his tea.
No one said anything.
Back at Gu Qingyu's side.
They returned to their room. Gu Qingyu was so tired that she fell soundly asleep once she got into her bed.
So annoying! That Murong Zuoyu actually came directly after them!!
"You do not seem too cheerful," She arrived once again in her mental world. Same as before, Flame Revered laid on his bed, staring at her, "What happened? Was the move I passed on to you, not enough? The operation failed?"
"No……" Gu Qingyu replied with a dejected look, "Murong Zuoyu came with us. He also said something about wanting to safeguard the Bloodlife Jade!"
[TN: I am deceased by Mo Bai. Whom else?]