Heavenly Genius - Chapter 22




 

 

关门捉贼

catching the thief by closing/blocking his escape route

To capture your enemy, or more generally, in fighting wars, to deliver the final blow to your enemy, you must plan prudently if you want to succeed. Do not rush into action.

 

Tu Han came up and, and stroking the provisions on the horse, said in a whisper:

 "The food the sect gave you is probably poisoned. Do not eat! Remember, as soon as you leave these places, think of an opportunity to leave the Grand Duchess and her company. Find some secluded place, and don't come back. The further you go, the better for you. Until you become so strong that you can protect yourself. People of the sect of the Highest purity shouldn't find you. Remember, do not mention anywhere that you are the husband of the head of the sect of the Highest purity. Otherwise, you will bring trouble upon yourself. Got it?" You are a smart guy, so I don't need to say much to you."

Niu Yu Tao, hearing him, smiling said:

 "I can't even tie a chicken, and you want me to go somewhere alone?"

Tu Han was immediately enraged, and his initially fierce face became even more fierce that even his beard shook.

"You, taking advantage of the fact that I'm drunk, how many important things you learned about the sect of the Highest purity. Especially you learned about cultivation methods. You think I didn't know that you secretly cultivated. And you say that you can't even tie a chicken? I don't care about your past, but since Dong Guo Hao Ran took you as a student, I don't need to know anything else.

"It turns out you pretended to be drunk all the time!" Niu Yu Tao smiled.

"If you do not want to die, then act, as I said"- Tu Han again said in a cold tone, turned around and left.

Niu Yu Tao said with a sigh: "If the sect of the Highest purity sends a man so that he does not let me go. What should I do?"

Tu Han suddenly stopped, looked around, and said in a whisper:

"If this is the case, then you will need to get to the werewolf ridge and find a man named Zhao Xiong Ge. He is your teacher's brother-classmate. He was once driven out by the sect because of misconduct. According to your bloody talismans, he will understand that you are the student of Dong Guo Hao Ran and will protect you. Next to him, the sect does not dare to attack you.

The Werewolf ridge...Zhao Xiong Ge ..." "Niu Yu Tao repeated to himself several times and then said doubtfully: "The sect of the Highest purity is dissatisfied with me. I am a surprise to them. But you ask me to leave the princess, how to understand this? Does the princess want to hurt me?"

Tu Han chuckled:

"Do you think that the princess is honored everywhere? And following her, everywhere will you live in wealth and luxury?"

Niu Yu Tao has long doubted this. He asked:

 "Is it so? Ning Wang Shan Jian Bo is a military adviser and one of three essential dignitaries. Is it not honorable to follow them?"

Tu Han just sighed:

"These are only dreams. Ning Wang died five years ago. And the time of his death is almost the same as the time of death of Dong Guo Hao Ran and other students. The sect believes that their killings are related, so they did not dare to announce this openly. In addition to the daughter of Ning Wang, there is also a son, whose name is Shan Chao Zong. You must have heard. Only you do not know that Shan Jian Bo pursued a rather harsh policy and caused controversy throughout the world of cultivators. Even the emperor was displeased with him. That Shan Chao Zong just fell under the influence of his father and also thought. Once Shan Chao Zong broke the law, here, the emperor, seizing the opportunity, stripped him of the title of Grand Duke. And now he drove him out of the capital and sent him to the lands of Tsanlu county granted to him. Therefore, traveling with him is dangerous. Everyone is afraid that he will follow in his father's footsteps.

"Ah!" Niu Yu Tao understood.

"Can I be involved in other people's games?"

"Now, you know."

"Does the sect of the Highest purity want to send me to death?"

"You think I will say bad things about my sect?" Tu Han said contemptuously, turned his head, and left.

"That's all? Wait, don't leave. I don't understand much yet. We need to talk."

"You figure it out yourself."

Niu Yu Tao sighed and said, smiling:

 "I know you did all this out of respect for my teacher." "Dear Tu, thank you for all these years. Because you closed one eye and opened the other, guarding me.

Tu Han instinctively touched his second eye, and turn his head, spat:

 "Tfu. Let's go!"

His silhouette flashed, and he jumped onto a tree trunk, and after a few jumps wholly disappeared.

Remembering the recent conversation, Niu Yu Tao jumped on his horse and rushed out of the forest.

As soon as he left the forest, he saw Shan Shu Qing and others waiting for him. Together they continued their journey ...

The waterfall fell into a mountain river, and the mountain river formed a river. The mountain river regularly changed its inversions and thus entered the plain.

Near her, one could hear the clatter of several hundred horses. The riders were waiting near the road.

And of course, they were led by Shan Chao Zong and Lan Jo Ting.

During the time spent on the trip, he was treated continuously and ate well. Therefore, although the road was hasty and uncomfortable, he still began to look much better. At least now he had a hat and clothes. And he did not stand in ragged things. Shan Chao Zong was now indeed a man.

Behind them stood 500 horse riders. Each had swords, bow, arrows, and other weapons. And in the middle was a cart with a load. There were different things on horseback.

After stopping, 500 horsemen carefully looked around. A cold, ferocious qi emanated from them. One of them galloped to a height and began to look around.

Half an hour had passed, but they never saw anyone. Shan Chao Zong said anxiously:

"We agreed to meet at dawn. Has nothing happened to Shu Qing?"

Lan Jo Ting replied: "Don't. The sect of the Highest purity is still famous. They will not openly harm the Grand Duchess."

Shang Chao Zong looked towards the sect of Highest purity and said with a sigh:

"Mr. Dong Guo has gone to another world, and now the sect of the Highest purity is likely to be further away from me.

Lan Jo Ting was silent for a while. It was inconvenient for him to say that the prince's family is now at a disadvantage, and the reigning family is now exerting intense pressure on the world of cultivators. In the end, he said with a sigh:

 "In general, the sect of the Highest purity really under the pressure of many sects. It is good that the former prince during his life possessed power and troops, so he could maintain the sect of the Highest purity. But now that the former prince is gone, the situation has changed. And the sect of the Highest purity remained even without the last barrier. If they do not dare to send a man to us, the young prince should understand and not blame them much.

Shan Chao Zong nodded a little:

"I don't think that they will help me or even hate me. But if so, doesn't this make them of low spiritual values ​​of people!"

And suddenly thinking of something, Shan Chao Zong turned and said:

"Mister. I do not understand. If you knew that the sect of the Highest purity would not send us a mentor for protection, then why did you agree to send Shu Qing to them?

Lan Jo Ting grinned a little:

"Prince, do you think that the princess went for a mentor?"

Shan Chao Zong was surprised:

"Isn't that, what is it?

Lan Jo Ting sighed and scratched his beard and said:

 "There is a thing that the young prince does not know. Earlier, when the princess was born, on her face, there was no birthmark at all. But she always cried, and the medicine was helpless. It is good that at that time, the previous sovereign was visited by Mr. Dong Guo. Mr. Dong Guo examined the girl and said that the girl has no hidden illness. She just has a life, and fate must be bitter."

Shan Chao Zong did not understand:

 "She was born in an imperial family, use expensive outfits, luxury, and wealth. Parents are noble people, where is a bitter fate?"

Lan Jo Ting shook his head:

 "I didn't understand them either, but Mr. Dong Guo just superficially grasped the teachings of the innermost. And according to the princess, he determined that she would be a fatal woman, and when she grows up, she will be an unsurpassed beauty and give happiness to people. Is it possible in such a troubled century, people can be happy? It was hard to understand. But Mr. Dong Guo said that birth in an imperial family is the bitterness of a girl. And then her fate will change for the better. He said that initially she to know sweetness, but then she will experience bitterness. But fate can be changed, first let it experience bitterness, and then sweetness. For this, Mr. Dong Guo was going to leave a birthmark on her and make her ugly. But the strangest thing is that after he put a birthmark on her face and made her ugly, the girl stopped crying. She began to frolic and laugh. Then the sovereign was delighted. Of course, he believed the words of Mr. Dong Guo. And he said that the girl should feel bitterness these years. And when the time comes, she will be able to find Mr. Dong Guo herself in the sect of the Highest purity, then he will remove his birthmark. Only now, Mr. Dong Guo has moved into another world."

Hearing this, Shan Chao Zong as if understood and said with a laugh:

 "I understood. The mister believes that Shun Qing went to the sect with the hope that someone close to Dong Guo Hao Ran would be able to return her former face."

Lan Jo Ting nodded.

"They are from the same sect, and although Mr. Dong Guo died, some of their sects must have the same skills as he. It is unlikely that the sect of the Highest purity will refuse the princess. That's how they will be able to pay the debt of the promise. Princess, after all, wants this."

"Siu ... " there was a whistle from the direction of the Highest purity sect.

Very quickly a group of riders rode in that direction. Shan Chao Zong looked at them and sighed in relief:

 "They returned."

One could see 6 riders. Ahead, was his sister. They jumped in shallow water and broke into the shore.

Shan Shu Qing said in a clear voice:

"Brother, Mr. Lan, fortunately, the mentor has arrived.

Shan Chao Zong and Lan Jo Ting looked at Niu Yu Tao incredulously. He seemed very young to them. Lan Jo Ting frowned at all. What kind of cultivation can this young man have? And will he be a guard mentor? Is this a joke? Who else will protect whom?

Both people even thought that the sect of the Highest purity simply decided to get rid of their promise and sent a simple man.

Niu Yu Tao calmly and, with a simple smile, examined them too.

"This is my third brother, Shan Chao Zong and Mr. Lan Jo Ting." - Shan Shu Qing introduced two people.

Niu Yu Tao folded his arms and said, smiling:

"Greetings prince." "Greetings Mr. Lan."

Shan Shu Qing, on the other hand, introduced Niu Yu Tao:

 "This is the last student of Mr. Dong Guo - Niu Yu Tao!"