Zhao Yarou cut him off. “You’re still talking about Li Yue’s capabilities? Like I said, it’s because she has Ye Lang with her, I didn’t mean Ye Lang helped her fight them together, I meant Ye Lang can help her improve her capabilities.”
“That’s impossible, how long has it been? Although he’s an alchemy genius, he still can’t help her attain such results in such short time.” Li Tianjunw as still sceptical.
“Li Yue is your daughter, you must know how much potential she holds. Ye Lang is only helping her unleash her potential, not literally improving her strength. If you observed closely, Li Yue’s capabilities have been increasing bit by bit during their previous battles. But this speed is still unbelievable.”
Zhao Yarou sighed lightly. No one knew why she sighed.
Li Tianjun read the report again. There were documents related to the previous battles in the report. He hadn’t noticed it because they were all in a hurry to read about the battle with the Grey Wolf battalion.
Subconsciously, they all thought that Li Yue’s current skill level would be the same as before. They did not think about how much time had passed.
Li Yue could indeed improve her skills through many battles, but this speed was still unbelievable!
“Alright, Li Yue’s capabilities are not the point of this, we shall not discuss it any further! I hope the Tanlang Group can’t hold their temper, then Ye Lang can make himself useful!” Zhao Yarou’s words grew softer towards the end.
“Make himself useful?” Li Tianjun and the other ministers muttered to themselves, they understood what she meant.
“The Tanlang Group needs a massive revamp, Ye Lang could give us this opportunity.” Zhao Yarou did not hide her intentions at all.
Other emperors might’ve taken time to consider, or wait until the time was right to voice out their idea. Zhao Yarou did not care. This matter was going to take time, everyone knew that.
It was likely the Tanlang Group had the same idea. Perhaps they would just wait it out first. Such an opportunity for Zhao Yarou was not going to appear within the next few years. And these people would spend the time preparing for it too, they would not be sitting ducks.
“About that… Your Majesty, we understand what you mean but will the thirteenth master deliver?” Li Tianjun was not sure Ye Lang could guarantee success.
“Don’t forget, he’s protected by Lady Luck! He brings good luck with him everywhere he goes. Perhaps he can bring me good luck this time too,” she said with a mischievous grin. She did not elaborate.
You’re right but will he bring YOU good luck? You’re both enemies, his luck is your demise! This was what Li Tianjun and the rest thought. They were sure Ye Lang’s luck would not be brought to Zhao Yarou because they were on different teams.
What they did not know was that Ye Lang had already brought her good luck. The ancient underground city they found was a good example. While Ye Lang benefited from the discovery, Zhao Yarou probably benefitted more than him.
Just from deciphering ancient tests, the Soaring Sky Empire would likely own powerful alchemy weapons in the future. Perhaps one day they could even unify the world with such technology.
“Ye Lang, what are you doing? Why aren’t we heading north…”
“A-choo… who’s thinking about me? Tigress?”
Ye Lang also rubbed his nose after his sneeze, wondering to himself.
“Will you care about anyone else other than Tigress?” Li Yue sounded a little upset, probably because Ye Lang only thought about Tigress.
“Eh, Li Yue. You’re awake,” he said.
“Did you change my clothes?” Li Yue asked coldly.
“Yep!” he answered stupidly.
“Ahh, why did you hit me?” Ye Lang asked resentfully.
“How many times have I told you, do not change my clothes without my permission!” yelled Li Yue furiously.
“Then I’ll leave you naked next time...Ah, what now? Why’d you hit me again?!” Ye Lang was hit once again. What he said was true though, if he did not give her a new set of clothing, she’d be naked!
“Because I can! You have something to say about it?” Li Yue knew it was because he had no choice but she wanted to boss him around a bit to vent.
“No…” What else could he say?
Two days later, Ye Lang arrived in another city. He was already approaching the border of the Soaring Sky Empire. This meant he was getting nearer to the Tanlang Group’s area of influence too.
If Ye Lang and Li Yue had headed straight north, with the lion’s strength, they would’ve crossed the border a while ago. However, they were going northwest, which was a longer way to the border.
Ye Lang had passed many towns and settlements during the past two days but they did not encounter any trouble. Ye Lang thought the Tanlang Group must’ve decided to be good for a while.
“Brother, where is the best hotel here?” he asked a passerby after arriving in the city.
“The best one’s probably Moon Hotel but it’s very expensive. Brother, I think you should take River Hotel instead.” The passerby was kind enough to suggest a more suitable spot for Ye Lang. However, he did not know he was talking to a professional prodigal son, he did not care about money.
“Thank you brother, I think I’ll head to the Moon Hotel. My old sister likes the moon,” Ye Lang said with a grin, patted the lion and they sprinted away.
“Another fat goat waiting to be slaughtered!” The guy shook his head as he saw the cloud of dust left behind, then carried on with his business.
“Moon Hotel, this is the one!” They soon arrived at the entrance. After making arrangements for the lion, they stepped into the hotel.
“Good day, would you be eating or would you like a room?” A busboy hurried over, speaking very respectfully.
“Both! Give me your best dishes, and your best room,” Ye Lang said out of habit.
“Alright!” The busboy did not say anything else. He knew how to serve customers like this one, asking more questions was unnecessary. All he had to do was bring food over.