The dim-lit night had started getting darker.
Diwu Qing Rou stood beneath the shadow of a willow tree. His hands were crossed behind his back.
Young Master Yu's proud figure came out of the waning light. He suddenly jumped up, and flew out like a frightening dragon. He flipped midair once, and landed in front of Diwu Qing Rou.
Diwu Qing Rou was motionless; his eyes sparkled in the dim light of night.
"What's the matter?" Young Master Yu asked, "You come here whenever you like… do you think this place is a hotel?"
"This Great Zhao; this is my - Diwu Qing Rou's territory!" Diwu Qing Rou replied in a heavy tone, "Brother Yu, I have always treated your Dark Bamboo Clan with respect, and I've always helped you. However, I need you to do the same in return."
"Help you?" Young Master Yu snorted, "Who do you think you are?"
"I am Diwu Qing Rou," Diwu Qing Rou didn't seem indignant; nor did he lose his cool. He simply spoke in calm and piercing voice, "Brother Yu, we know each other. There's no need to behave like this."
Young master Yu was silent for a moment. Then, he said, "What's the matter; say it."
"Wouldn't Brother Yu invite me to come aboard the boat?" Diwu Qing Rou coldly asked as an icy light flashed in his eyes. He intently watched Young Master Yu as he slowly added, "Or… Is there something aboard that may cause you inconvenience if I were to see it?"
"Very inconvenient," Young Master Yu replied as he put his hands behind his back. He made no concessions as he looked at Diwu Qing Rou, and spoke indifferently, "You missed the time when you could've… but if you don't stop demanding to go onboard — I will kill you!"
Young Master Yu's countenance turned cold as he said those last four words, 'I will kill you', and a murderous intention flashed in his eyes.
Diwu Qing Rou was startled.
Young Master Yu was arrogant, dominating, cruel, untamed and lawless. However, he also knew the seriousness of the situation. Young Master Yu would've never said something like this in the past, but something was clearly unusual today.
Diwu Qing Rou knew the pros and cons of the situation. He was aware that he couldn't go head-on against Young Master Yu. Therefore, he hesitantly muttered, "May I ask Brother Yu's reason?"
"You do not need to know;" Young Master Yu said as he waved his hand fiercely "you only need to know one thing... go aboard and you will die! Just this one line is enough."
He coldly laughed as he suddenly spread his hands while looking at the sky. He slowly turned half-a-circle as continued to laugh haughtily. "Diwu Qing Row! There live a billion citizens and millions of soldiers in Great Zhao. However, who would dare stop me if I were to murder you?!"
"You are insane," Diwu Qing Rou commented in a m.u.f.fled voice.
Diwu Qing Rou's domineering mannerism had already faltered.
He knew that Young Master Yu wasn't an easy man to deal with. Diwu Qing Rou was afraid that this fiend may not respond if he were to approach him about 'that' guy. Therefore, he had come here with an aggressive demeanor. He had transformed the grief and indignation of his heart into an imposing conduct. The reason was simple: First, he wanted Young Master Yu to know that he wasn't in a good mood. Secondly, he wanted to boost support for himself so as to win even bigger profits; and thirdly, to ensure this visit's purpose to go-on even more smoothly.
However, he never thought that Young Master Yu would've eaten 'G.o.d knows' what kind of a medicine to be behaving like this… to go so far as to say — even if there were a billion citizens and millions of soldiers, he would kill him in front of them…
Diwu Qing Rou was extremely depressed by this.
However, he still did not dare to have the last word with Young Master Yu since he knew that Young Master Yu would actually get his word done. [If he says he would kill me, then he might actually kill me! Even if millions of soldiers available to protect me… that would not be enough to stop Young Master Yu!]
This was like reasoning with the troublemaker of the Jiang Hu, and even Diwu Qing Rou did not have the means to do so.
[You try to be reasonable with him, he will be a rogue with you; you try to be a hoodlum, he will be an even bigger hoodlum.]
"Young Master Yu… is worthy of being called number one in the nine heavens. And no one shall dare to provoke him," Diwu Qing Rou sighed softly.
"Others don't provoke me… that I know of… but right now, 'you' are… so do not dare," Young Master Yu snorted.
The confrontation between the two had come to an end. Diwu Qing Rou hadn't achieved his goal. Diwu Qing Rou would've continued trying out various probing methods… even if it was King of h.e.l.l Chu instead of Young Master Yu. However, facing Young Master Yu, he could not. Therefore, he decided to cut straight to the point.
This guy recognized a very rigid logic — because I have said so! And this was the only logic that Young Master Yu followed. In fact, he spoke with everyone without the slightest bit of reasoning.
In the whole of nine heavens, only the mysterious Dark Bamboo of the Middle Three Heavens could force Young Master Yu to step back and concede. In fact, even if the nine major families of the Upper Three Heavens came together… Young Master Yu would still say: I wouldn't say anything!
He wouldn't waver… even if it meant his doom.
[This b.a.s.t.a.r.d doesn't have any apprehensions.]
"I have been meaning to ask Brother Yu about a matter," Diwu Qing Rou took a long breath. His chest seemingly bulged-up along with his rising tone.
"Say it," Young Master Yu said curtly.
"Who was the man you were fighting the other day?" Diwu Qing Rou slowly asked, and then added without waiting for Young Master Yu to reply, "Brother Yu, do not say that he is a member of the Ye Clan. You know that I won't believe it."
"Who was I fighting with? Why should I tell you?" Young Master Yu asked as he laughed strangely, "Don't tell me that I have to register my fights with you? That's a joke. Diwu Qing Rou, people can be arrogant and egotistical… but must not see themselves as extraordinary."
Diwu Qing Rou snorted when his question went unanswered. He then heavily added, "He stole from my treasury!"
Young Master Yu was shocked.
Diwu Qing Rou continued, "Even the medicinal ingredients from the storehouse!"
Young Master Yu gaped.
Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said, "Not even a little has remained for me."
Young Master Yu's expression turned strange.
Diwu Qing Rou uttered the last sentence, "I had been acc.u.mulating them for 'The Great Festival of Ten Thousand Medicines'!"
"F*… " Young Master Yu was dumbstruck. This news had shaken him, and had left him feeling dizzy.
He knew Diwu Qing Rou's real ident.i.ty, and also knew how important his medicine storehouse was. He was even more aware of how extensive the implications of this matter would be.
He hadn't expected Chu Yang to have such guts… that he would directly rob Diwu Qing Rou. Moreover, not even the underpants were left behind…
He acknowledged the fact that Chu Yang was incredible. However, he had never imagined that Chu Yang would be so amazing.
[This… is truly unimaginable…]
[I am afraid that this news will shake the Upper Three heavens. 'The Great Festival of Ten Thousand Medicines' is really important, and has been related to those super clans for all eternity.]
Young Master Yu was at a loss for words for a long time. Then he abruptly started laughing in a strange manner. His laughter got louder, and he was forced to hold his own belly, "Wow, haha… this really is motherf*king hilarious! This is great news! This Young Master is really happy in your misery! Ha ha… you… you got what you deserved! F**k! This is too funny Ha Ha Ha… "
"Brother Yu!" Diwu Qing Rou's face showed colors of furiousness as he shouted forcefully. It sounded similar to the manner in which one shouts on pedestrians to clear the way.
"Haha, sorry… haha… I just can't help it," Young Master Yu wiped his tears. He continued to laugh as he said, "This matter is so exciting ah!"
"I just want to know that person's ident.i.ty," Diwu Qing Rou gritted his teeth angrily. He wished in his heart that he could dismember the body of this 'gloating guy' into a million pieces for rejoicing in his misfortune.
"That person… he he… " Young Master Yu said stroking his nose as he smiled bitterly, "I don't know how I should tell you… "
"Why?" Diwu Qing Rou's entire body shook. He stepped out of the willow tree's shadow. Suddenly, Diwu Qing Rou's whole body revealed his domineering aura. It seemed that this one step of his' had trodden upon the entire night scene, and had broken it into pieces.
"So, it turns out you've been pushed to such an extent!" Young Master Yu was startled. He stared at Diwu Qing Rou, while his own eyes revealed a blazing desire for battle.
However, the look in Diwu Qing Rou's eyes revealed a sense of urgency, "I just want to know that person's ident.i.ty!"
Young Master Yu's mind started working at an electric-fast speed; he knew that his reply was extremely significant to this moment! One careless move could bring about the total destruction of the Dark Bamboo!
[Diwu Qing Rou himself is not someone to be afraid of… but he has a huge force behind him.]
[Moreover, the medicinal storehouse was raided. This is equivalent to stealing from the lion's den! It could be well imagined how furious the lion would be.]
[It wouldn't matter if it was just me. But the brothers and sisters of Dark Bamboo are behind me… it is improbable that they would be able escape. The strength of the Middle Three Heavens is simply not enough to confront the super clans of the Upper Three Heavens; that too… more than one!]
[Facing even one of those super clans would be insane. They would destroy everything!]
[Should I tell on Chu Yang?]
At that moment, the clank of two metal strings echoed. Pure and limpid, it penetrated the empty night-sky; following which, the sound of the zither resounded melodiously. The song that played was 'A Faithful Friend is hard to find'.
Young Master Yu turned around. His face looked somewhat mysterious as he stood in the shade of the tree sketched by the moonlight. He was obviously contemplating. His gaze continued to flicker for a long time. At last he looked resolute.
[That person has recently done me a huge favor. He removed the knot in my heart and averted a possible tragedy. How can I just turn around and betray him?]
Diwu Qing Rou had been watching Young Master Yu attentively. He became somewhat pale as he saw that Young Master Yu had turned around with an expression of contemplation on his face. Diwu Qing Rou couldn't help but hurriedly speak in a cold and gloomy voice, "Brother Yu?"
Young Master Yu turned his head and exhaled a breath. His face shone under the moonlight as he said, "I really don't want to say it… and it is just my guess… "
"Oh?" Diwu Qing Rou uttered.
"I do not know his real ident.i.ty," Young Master Yu suddenly thought of a brilliant idea. [There is only one person who is truly mysterious; so much so that no one knows about his real ident.i.ty… ]
"These words of yours… I am skeptical about them." Diwu Qing Rou lightly said, "There are not many matters that Brother Yu doesn't know about."
"I really don't know," Young Master Yu replied as he glared angrily. "Are you implying that I am deceiving you?!"
Diwu Qing Rou felt a chill, and hence did not say a word.
"I met this powerful man, and couldn't help but feel like fighting him." Young Master Yu said, "Therefore, we fought in the suburbs for ten days and ten nights!"
"Ten days and ten nights?" Diwu Qing Rou murmured to himself. His eyes revealed colors of contemplation; [he fought for ten days with Young Master Yu. It is obvious that this person is a force to be reckoned with.]
"However, I actually could not recognize his martial art techniques over these ten days and ten nights. I couldn't even recognize his sword-play, or his agility skills… " Young Master Yu sighed.
Diwu Qing Rou's countenance changed; he looked frightened.