Sword Among Us - Chapter 867
Chapter 867: Young Marshal Kuo Zhong
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“The Mongolian army’s supply route has already been attacked once, and the Mongolians will definitely set up heavy defenses for their supplies right now. You might face a lot of dangers during this trip…” Shi Feixuan voiced out Happy’s predicament with those words. “Even though with your abilities, it won’t be difficult for you to burn the supplies during the chaos in the army, the Mongolian army will definitely send evil cult elites to provide reinforcements.”
“You’re right.” Happy smiled bitterly and nodded. “Right now, I’m the most worried about running into evil cult elites during the fight. At that moment, forget about burning the supplies, I might even have a problem in getting out of it unscathed.”
“It’s a pity that I am currently injured badly, and I might not be able to help you for the time being, or else, I will definitely be willing to follow you along.”
Once she said this, Shi Feixuan’s tone changed. “But I know someone who can help you.”
“Who is it?” Happy’s eyes lit up. He had been waiting for Shi Feixuan to say those words.
He knew that Shi Feixuan will be grateful for him saving her life and for fulfilling his duty to his country and his people. Since she summoned him here, she will definitely not stand by and watch him die.
“The sect master of Twin Dragons Sect, Xu Zhiling?” Happy put on a dumbfounded expression.
He originally thought that Shi Feixuan will suggest or put up a request to the Prince of Qin to send some people to help him. After all, he can be considered to have worked for the Prince of Qin for this quest. If Qin Qiong and the woman with the red horsetail whisk followed him to the enemy camp, the quest was basically half complete.
But what he did not expect was that the person Shi Feixuan chose was not someone under the Prince of Qin, but an amazing man who had a delicate relationship with Shi Feixuan—Xu Zhiling.
Not knowing whether to laugh or smile, Happy answered, “Brother Zhiling might have an old relationship, but this mission is highly dangerous, and I am embarrassed to ask him to help me and come with me for the trip. Could it be that you actually have a way to make Zhiling take action?”
“It’s not me. It’s you.” Shi Feixuan winked her pretty and clear eyes at Happy. “The twin dragons took about Eunuch Yang’s Warehouse, and isn’t that because you helped Zhiling?”
When she said that, she stopped for a moment, and she chuckled when she saw that Happy’s cheeks had gradually turned red and he started looking awkward. “During that battle, if you didn’t pretend to be Zhiling and personally guarded the pleasure boat to make most of the elites from the righteous and evil paths stay put in their places, Kuo Zhong and Xu Zhiling will not be able to easily get all the treasures from Eunuch Yang’s Warehouse as well as build an army that can stand as equals as Heaven’s Scheme Mansion.”
“You know what’s going on?”
Happy felt incredibly embarrassed, and he began laughing bashfully. “How did you manage to tell?”
“When I left the pleasure boat, I found the situation a little strange. Later on, I went to search for Zhiling and asked him, and I understood everything.” Shi Feixuan’s eyes shone with amusement.
Happy smiled wryly this time.
‘That’s true. Xu Zhiling is an honest person. He acts in a righteous manner, and he will definitely not lie in front of Shi Feixuan. Once the matter with Eunuch Yang’s Warehouse happened, there’s no way he can hide it.’
Fortunately, Shi Feixuan did not intend to blame him, and she continued explaining at her own pace. “You helped the young marshal so much, so not only does Xu Zhiling owe you a debt of gratitude, even if Kuo Zhong is the one who learns that you’re in great difficulty, he might personally come to your aid.”
When he heard this, Happy felt as if he saw light in darkness, and he was enlightened.
That was right. Right now, both Shi Feixuan and Wan Wan had entered Myth Realm, and there was no need to even mention that Kuo Zhong must have mastered the Eight Skills from the Well, and he must have reached Myth Realm. Xu Zhiling had Undying Seals and True Nine Words Seals. He might have also perfected them. When it came to martial arts, he was even stronger by a small margin than Kuo Zhong.
What was even more precious was that once the twin dragons worked together, their strength will increase by leaps and bounds. They were people to whom peerless martial artists like the Evil King, Empress Yin, and Martial Paragon cannot kill when they fought together, and their strength can compare to those at the peak of Myth Realm. If it was truly as Shi Feixun said and he can get the twin dragons’ help, then he will have a seventy percent chance in completing the quest to burn the supplies at the Mongolian army’s side!
They talked for a little while longer, and Happy’s confidence grew. He did as Shi Feixuan told him to do and left the tent excitedly and found Xu Zhiling and Kuo Zhong’s tents, which were located not too far away.
“The young marshal is stationed in this place, and those who have no business with him are not to enter!” Two of the young marshal’s soldiers blocked Happy at the entrance.
“Please send word inside and tell the young marshal that Murong Clan’s disciple, Happy, is asking to see—”
Before he even managed to finish speaking…
“Brother Happy? Come in, quick!” A voice came from the tent across him, and the speaker sounded as if he was far away. Then, a person lifted the flap of the tent and came out swiftly with a majestic gait. He was a person dressed in cotton, and he exuded a wild and astonishing presence, but he was not Xu Zhiling, to whom Happy was familiar with.
The young marshal’s soldiers standing at the entrance quickly moved to the side and saluted him. “Young marshal!”
This was the first time Happy saw Kuo Zhong, and he did not dare to be inattentive toward him. “I am Happy, a disciple of the Murong Clan. Greetings, young marshal.”
“If you call me young marshal, you make it seem as if there’s such a great distance between us. Since you’re Young Master Ling’s friend, then you can call me Young Master Zhong if you don’t mind it.
“Whew… the disciples of the Murong Clan are indeed extraordinary. I’ve long since wanted to witness Gusu’s Blue Robed Hero, to whom my brother praises to the high heavens and to whom made Demon General Zhao Deyan return covered in dust.
“I’ve been sparring with Young Master Ling over the past few days, and I’m almost dying of suffocation from how boring it is. Thank goodness you’re here, Brother Happy. Let’s spar a little and test each other’s strength.
“I heard that you blocked Priest Xi Yin and Witch Wan Wan to protect Shi Feixuan, and you managed to escape unscathed, allowing you to perform a meritorious deed. My hands are itching to fight you here.”
Happy was rendered silent.
His smile fell away. He did not know whether Kuo Zhong truly want to spar against him or whether he wanted to display his power to intimidate him because he came from the Prince of Qin’s side. Happy immediately frowned.
But when Happy saw how excited Kuo Zhong was while he rubbed his palms together, he could only laugh wryly in his heart and nodded. “Young Master Kuo, since you have such a refined interest, I am willing to keep you company.”
“Good! You agreed to it readily!”
Right when he finished speaking, Kuo Zhong laughed heartily and drew his Moon in Well. Under the night sky, it was like clear well water, and it swiftly released a saber glare that was as bright as the moon.
When he stood there, Kuo Zhong looked like the moon who hung high in the air. His heart was as calm as water, and there was no ripples whatsoever in him. Everything around him instantly came to a standstill.
Even though he did not attack, Happy felt as if he had fallen into Kuo Zhong’s trap. Moon in Well was the name of the saber, but it was also the name of the technique. The idea behind it was to wield the saber with a heart as clear and calm as the bright moon in the well, and it was a state of mind the user will fall into subconsciously. It can quickly increase the user’s qi and at the same time, affect the enemy’s qi.
Kuo Zhong held his saber with one hand, and his qi continued accumulating and getting stronger.
As for Happy, he felt as if he had been targeted. Even though he did not sense any sort of hostility, that uneasiness quickly spread through his heart quickly.
“I heard that your Eight Skills from the Well have already reached Grandmaster Realm. Today, when I see it, it does indeed have an extraordinary air about it.” Happy took a step forward calmly.
Kuo Zhong opened his eyes swiftly.
Happy’s footsteps sounded like stones falling into a pool of calm water. Waves and ripples instantly appeared in the aura that Kuo Zhong controlled.
When he lifted Moon in Well, it meant that he was about to launch a thunderous offense.
But at the moment he was about to attack, ripples and waves coming from the opposite of the waves and ripples he created came rebounding toward him from the direction in which Moon in Well moved.
In an instant, Kuo Zhong felt as if he was the one who fell into the aura created by Moon in Well. Two different ripples crashed in the air, and the calm lake in his heart was instantly disturbed.
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