Transcending the Nine Heavens Chapter 231
Watching King of Hell Chu walk out, Jun Lu Lu softly sighed and said, “This Lian Fan Lei is truly unlucky. Provoking King of Hell Chu at this crucial moment. Isn’t this just suicidal? King of Hell Chu had already almost killed enough people. During the coronation of the new emperor, he remained quiet out of respect for the new emperor. Now that it has passed, the crucial moment has come for him to find someone to show his power. He could not find anyone, and you just stuck your head right under King of Hell Chu’s blade.”
“Yes, if King of Hell Chu wants to go to the center of the continent to cause confusion to Diwu Qing Rou, he will surely create a great storm in Iron Cloud Citadel. This will make Diwu Qing Rou believe that he is still in Iron Cloud. That way, his mission in Great Zhao will be even safer! With just one Lian family, it would not be enough. There will definitely be more.” A low voice spoke.
“Ah, that’s right.” Jun Lu Lu turned back to a room and said, “Young master Wei, in your opinion, how is King of Hell Chu?”
“He could be a top character.” Young master Wei, who did not make an appearance, said in a low voice, “But this person is too dangerous!”
“Too dangerous?” Jun Lu Lu frowned.
“There is a dangerous aura on his body.” Young master Wei said casually, “But his strength is currently still low, not enough to be a threat to us.”
“About going to the middle of the continent, Great Zhao?” Jun Lu Lu asked.
“Get three identities ready for him.” Young master Wei said lightly, “Three young musicians, two males and one female. One of them will have the surname Chu. You should just hide the name of the other two and only use them when necessary; otherwise, don’t bother.”
“But our House of Exceptional Beauties cannot be used by him for nothing! When he comes back, make him pay something!” Young master Wei said in a low voice, “I heard that he has a few heavenly weapons; Ah Lu, you may want to take one to play with.”
“Heavenly weapons…” Jun Lu Lu showed a look of surprise. Then she suddenly smiled cutely, “Brother Wei… you really think that if we help him with just a little favor, he would give us a heavenly weapon that is as precious as life?”
“Cough cough… I have to cultivate.” Young master Wei became completely quiet.
A look of anger appeared on Jun Lu Lu’s face, and she muttered, “It’s the same thing every time. He runs away when our conversation reaches…”
Official Lian Cheng Gui was a minister of revenue. During this time period so busy his head was spinning. After exhausting official business, he gave his back a twist and hastily got on his carriage to go home.
On the way, he remained frowning with a heart full of worries.
The department was currently short a large chunk of money. While he had been doing great these past years, he had to keep steadfast with the new emperor on the throne. On the off chance that he got caught, his whole family would be done.
Luckily for me, the emperor still trusts me right now. Umm, during this time, I should change the books a little and give the subordinates some benefits. I can trap them and create a few achievements for myself…
Arriving home, his butt was barely settled when his son, Lian Fan Lei, rushed in. His first words almost caused his father to choke, “Father, I need to borrow a few shadow guards!”
“What do you want?” Lian Cheng Gui almost fell down. Shadow guards, how could they be used as he pleased? They were the protective force of the national treasury!
“There is an ignorant punk I have to deal with!” Lian Fan Lei ground his teeth.
“Someone provoked you?” Lian Cheng Gui was furious, but he still managed to suppress his anger and asked for details.
In any case, he had to at least know who offended this guy.
“Who is that person?”
“He was at the House of Exceptional Beauties! His surname is Chu!” Lian Fan Lei was so angry he could barely sit still. He quickly told his father everything.
Lian Cheng Gui almost fainted from anger! He knew that his son was an idiot, but he never expected that his son would be that idiotic! It was bad enough that he was fighting for a girl at a brothel, but he unbelievably asked for the mobilization of shadow guards!
The old man was currently feeling uneasy every day. He was so scared that he could barely breathe. He was fearing that some flaw would appear and someone else could use him to gain favor with the new emperor. He did not even dare to speak one unnecessary word, but here was his son making trouble outside. Before he could even reprimand his son for making trouble, his son was asking him to mobilize the shadow guards to help him fight for a lover…
Bam! He slapped his son in the face! Lian Cheng Gui could not control himself and roared, “Insolent! Who gave you permission to go to the House of Exceptional Beauties? You cannot keep at peace for a while? Huh?”
“Father!” Lian Fan Lei held his red face in astonishment. He never imagined that his father would hit him, let alone so hard like that. This kind of thing had never happened before; his father had never reacted so severely!
The sound of thundering horse hooves approached. A voice rang out, “Bu Tian Pavilion’s business! All bystanders move aside!”
The sound of horse hooves, is it coming in our direction?
Lian Cheng Gui’s face turned white. No longer bothering with disciplining his son, he rushed toward the main door; he immediately staggered!
He could see, on the main road in front of his door, a few dozen big horses, dark as coal. Riding on top of them were a few dozen men in black with faces as cold as ice as they advanced toward him. And the leader was none other than Cheng Zi Ang, hall leader of Bu Tian Pavilion!
Lian Cheng Gui’s mind went blank.
When they arrived at the manor’s door, Cheng Zi Ang raised his arm, and all of the fighters of Bu Tian Pavilion immediately dispersed. They tightly surrounded the manor!
Cheng Zi Ang softly jumped down from the horse and walked forward. With a nod, he said, “Official Lian, what a coincidence. We meet again.”
Lian Cheng Gui wanted to cry. What kind of coincidence is this? In this entire citadel, the person everyone hates to run into most is you. Seeing you is definitely not a good thing!
“Cheng… Official Cheng.” Lian Cheng Gui’s voice was a little trembled. He greeted Cheng Zi Ang and asked, “This is…”
“We were ordered by the minister to take your entire family, young and old, for a drink.” Cheng Zi Ang said gently, “Just a drink, I hope Official Lian will cooperate.”
“A drink…” Lian Cheng Gui’s saw the world collapse in front of his eyes. When Cheng Zi Ang arrested more than a dozen officials before, he also said the same thing.
“What crime did I commit?” Lian Cheng Gui held onto a last ray of hope, “I want to see the emperor! I want to see the emperor! I am an important official in the royal court; you people in Bu Tian Pavilion do not have the power to arrest me!”
“The minister said that his target is not you; there is just something that made him curious…” Cheng Zi Ang sighed.
“What? Curious?” Lian Cheng Gui trembled.
“What made King of Hell Chu curious? I… While I am the minister of revenue, I don’t think I am worthy of that…”
“Ah, it’s nothing.” Cheng Zi Ang said casually, “He heard that the young master tossed out one hundred fifty thousand silver taels just to hear a beauty’s melody… Official Lian, this really made the minister curious.”
“Not just the minister, even I am curious. Official Lian really has deep pockets. Tsk, tsk, one hundred fifty thousand silver taels to hear one melody… According to my knowledge, your monthly salary is only eighty silver taels! In a year, you don’t even make a thousand taels.” Cheng Zi Ang said, “Official Lian, to hear a melody, the young master did not hesitate to spend your hard-earned money of two hundred years…”
“This is slander!” Lian Cheng Gui’s body was cold with sweat. His vision become blurred as he tried to deny the charge, “How can there be such a thing?!”
“Official Lian, did the young master did not tell you?…” Cheng Zi Ang winked mysteriously, “At the House of Exceptional Beauties, the young master fought for a girl with another person.” He lowered his voice and said enigmatically, “… His surname is Chu.”
“His surname is Chu…” Lian Cheng Gui murmured. He suddenly remembered his son talking about mobilizing the shadow guards to get a person with the surname Chu…
The little bit of hope that Lian Cheng Gui held on to sank into the abyss as he trembled and said, “Could it be… that person was the minister?”
Cheng Zi Ang smiled. He gave an approving look to the “smart person.”
“Oh oh… oh oh…” Lian Cheng Gui did not know whether to laugh or to cry. His mouth just made some odd noises. Right after that, Lian Cheng Gui closed his eyes, and his whole body fell backward. He had fainted without being able to say anything…
Before fainting, the only thought he had in his head was: This is really hilarious! People can’t hide fast enough, and my son dares to fight for a woman with him. He even showed off in front of King of Hell Chu’s face and tossed out one hundred thousand taels to hear a melody?
This is too funny!
Lian Fan Lei came behind his father and just stood there stupefied. He could not believe what he was hearing… So… that person was King of Hell Chu!
No wonder the people that came with him became angry when I insulted King of Hell Chu…
Right away, young master Lian wailed and screamed, “I… I really did not know who he was…”
“The minister has ordered to take the entire Lian family! Seal the ministry of revenue! Check everything carefully!” Cheng Zi Ang gave an order that shook the entire citadel! Sealing the ministry of revenue and checking everything carefully? How many people were going to be unlucky?
The entire Iron Cloud Citadel was in shock! Before, it was rooting out spies. This time, it was investigating corruptions, and large fortunes with unknown origins…
It should be known that, in no matter what dynasty, the number of corrupted officials was much greater than that of spies! As for large fortunes of unknown origins, which official did not have a little sh*t in his ass?
The jail cells of the judicial department were once again utilized by Bu Tian Pavilion! During the time before the new emperor ascended the throne, there was a great amnesty. Many prisoners were freed; now, there was a lot of room…
Early in the morning of the second day, Tie Bu Tian convened in court and saw something was amiss.
Many officials below were missing. The royal court was supposed to have more than a hundred people, but, from the looks of it, there were less than half.
“What is this? Is everyone on vacation?” Tie Bu Tian was a little annoyed.
“Your Majesty, save us!” Even if someone had given an order, they could not be any neater. More than half of the remaining officials kneeled simultaneously. One official who could not kneel stood there with a tearful face.
The remaining officials that were still standing in the court, with the exception of the elderly ones, were surprisingly less than thirty all together… But these remaining people, whether big officials or small officials, were all standing proudly with their chests puffed up at this time!
After sifting out all the sand, one would find gold! Even though the amount of gold was a little small…
“What is this? Where are all the others?” Tie Bu Tian was now also surprised.
The officials looked at each other and dared not speak. After a long time, one of the kneeling officials near the front said with a trembling voice, “All the others were arrested by King of Hell Chu. Even we are also… also… Your Majesty! Oh oh…” This official suddenly started to cry, “Bu Tian Pavilion people are waiting outside the royal court to arrest us…”
Tie Bu Tian’s jaw dropped; he became petrified in the blink of an eye!