Chapter 390 Ulterior Motive!
Chapter 390 Ulterior Motive!
"We must get back to Imperial Palace now! There is something bad happening there!" Elder Yang replied to the two Nascent Soul Stage elders, but he did not bother to explain it very clearly because they already ran out of time.
Elder Yang rode his flying sword toward the direction of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy while the two Nascent Soul Stage elders followed him closely from behind.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy was currently still riding on the top of Elder Yang's previous flying sword and hid under Elder Yang's instruction.
She had actually watched the battle between Elder Yang and her real self really clearly from afar.
Then why did she not do anything to help the real Tang Li Xue?
The answer to this question would be revealed sooner or later…
"Are you all right? Those people did not injure you, right?" Elder Yang asked Tang Li Xue's perfect copy in a worried tone when he approached her.
Tang Li Xue shook her head and softly said while weakly smiled in regret: "I am okay... But I am really sorry for becoming a burden to you and your people. I even held as hostage twice tonight."
Her fragile weak smile combined with her peerless beauty looked so beautiful as the blooming white lotus under the moonlight.
No one would probably have the heart to blame her after seeing this fragile yet stunning smile of hers.
Just like what Tang Li Xue's perfect copy had predicted, Elder Yang immediately replied with a comforting tone: "That is all right. You do not need to apologize because all of those are not your fault. Even if those people did not take you as their hostage, they could take any random people as their hostage, so you do not need to feel guilty about it."
"There is something bad happening in Imperial Palace right now, so we must return there as soon as possible. How about you? I know you must have been quite frightened already, but I still suggest for you to stick with us at least until everything is over. It would be really bad if those black-clothed people caught you again without our knowledge and locked you up at somewhere we do not know, then use you as a hostage to threaten us." Elder Yang explained to Tang Li Xue's perfect copy to persuade her to always stick with them until all of these were completely over.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy nodded back at Elder Yang with a solemn expression and said: "I understand. I will follow you until everything is over. Let's not waste any more time here and go back to Imperial Palace now before it is too late."
Elder Yang smiled at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and nodded at her. He felt really glad for Tang Li Xue's concern.
Elder Yang did not want Tang Li Xue to feel uncomfortable, so he decided to take out a luxurious-looking carriage from his spatial ring.
Elder Yang only rode this luxurious-looking carriage if he traveled to a faraway place and need several days to reach there, but he decided to make an exception right now and let Tang Li Xue rode it with him to head toward the Imperial Palace.
The two Nascent Soul Stage Elders did not say anything. They rode on the top of their flying sword and only silently escorting behind the luxurious carriage.
"This carriage is so comfortable." Tang Li Xue's perfect copy exclaimed in amazement while her eyes darted around to carefully inspect the luxurious carriage interior.
Elder Yang chuckled when he saw the excited Tang Li Xue's perfect copy since she looked so innocent and childish at the same time.
"I can give it to you if you really like it." Elder Yang said as he sat on the opposite seat from Tang Li Xue.
"Eh? Is that really okay? This carriage looks very luxurious, so it must be really expensive, right?" Tang Li Xue's perfect copy asked.
"Yes, it is really expensive, but I will still give it to you if you really like it." Elder Yang replied nonchalantly.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy stared suspiciously at Elder Yang and asked again: "Really? You will not use it to blackmail me again later, aren't you? I remember you gave me your jade insignia last time, and I used it to enter Lin Family's residence, but you used it to blackmail me last time."
Elder Yang laughed out loud when he heard the words from Tang Li Xue's perfect copy.
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy puffed her cheek and pouted cutely while said: "Humph, I would never dare to receive any more things from you again because of it. So what if this carriage looks luxurious and comfortable, I bet it will be destroyed in an instant if someone attacked from outside. Besides that, can this carriage even prevent anyone outside from sensing or hearing us?"
Elder Yang muffled his laughter and started to explain patiently: "Do not look down on this carriage. It has very strong defensive arrays carved on it. Even Nascent Soul Stage Cultivator would need to attack more than ten times to break through its defensive arrays. Those defensive arrays also prevent any outsider from sensing or hearing us."
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy widened her eyes in disbelief and exclaimed again in surprise: "Is this carriage really that powerful?! Then how can you want to give it to me just like that? Elder Yang, you are becoming more and more suspicious. I am getting more afraid of receiving it from you now. You definitely have an ulterior motive to me, aren't you?"
Elder Yang laughed again and said: "This carriage given by Immortal Sword Sect's Patriarch to me. I can just give this carriage to you and said to Patriarch that it got destroyed in battle, then he will definitely give me a new one later."
Tang Li Xue's perfect copy dropped her jaw at Elder Yang's shamelessness and replied in surprise: "You are really…"
COUGH… COUGH… COUGH…
But before she could finish her words, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy suddenly coughed out several mouthfuls of blood.
"Miss Chou!" Elder Yang felt really shocked by it, and he worriedly held the shoulder of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy, then started to channel his Qi toward her to check on her condition.
Elder Yang immediately detected very serious internal injuries from the body of Tang Li Xue's perfect copy, so he quickly took out a bottle of Internal Wound Recovery pills from his spatial ring.
"Elder Yang… I have… something very important… to say to you… can you come closer to me…" Tang Li Xue's perfect copy weakly said to Elder Yang.
Elder Yang complied the request from Tang Li Xue's perfect copy and came closer to her while uncorked the bottle of Internal Wound Recovery pills in his grasp.
Right now, Elder Yang's face was only a few centimeters from Tang Li Xue's perfect copy. She could even feel Elder Yang's warm breathes on her face.
"I… Cough… I actually... have a..." Tang Li Xue's perfect copy said as she kept staring earnestly at Elder Yang's eyes.
"Yes, what you have for me?" Elder Yang stared back at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy with a gentle and caring gaze while tried to feed her the Internal Wound Recovery pill.
Then all of a sudden, the stunningly beautiful Tang Li Xue's perfect copy changed into a girl completely covered in black clothes!
"Big surprise for you!" The real Tang Li Xue continued her perfect copy's words while activated her most effective hidden trump card!
Regalia of Eclipse… [Eclipse of Desire]!
The mysterious eye between Tang Li Xue's eyebrows was opened at that one moment.
In that instant, Elder Yang saw that all of the scenes in front of his eyes was faded away and replaced by an ethereal eclipse.
Then Elder Yang's eyes turned blank and soulless as if his soul was taken by Tang Li Xue's mysterious eye.
Of course, Elder Yang's soul was still in his own body, but only his consciousness that fallen into the illusion from Tang Li Xue's [Eclipse of Desire].
"Haiyahh~! Elder Yang~! Oh, Elder Yang~! No matter how smart or scheming you are, you still fall into my trap in the end. Tsk, tsk, tsk… It is really not wrong that the proverb said: Beauty's embrace is the grave for all heroes." Tang Li Xue said as she released herself from Elder Yang's embrace and pushed Elder Yang back into his seat.
"Wait… It is me that was in his embrace, right? Oh, well… Whatever!" Tang Li Xue murmured and giggled happily as she took Elder Yang's spatial ring from his finger.
Tang Li Xue carefully checked Elder Yang's spatial ring and exclaimed in shock: "Woah~!!! There are so many expensive-looking things here! What a rich person?! Tsk, tsk, tsk… It seems I really struck gold… No! I struck a gold mine this time! Woah… Just look at this small mountain of Spirit Stones…"
After checking the content carefully, Tang Li Xue took out her ring necklace from Elder Yang's spatial ring and wore it on her neck again.
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief after she wore the ring necklace again and murmured to herself: "Strange… Why do I feel that this ring necklace is very important to me? I only lost it for a few minutes, but I already felt really anxious and uneasy before. Sigh... I wonder where do I get this ring necklace before? If it is really very important for me, then why I cannot even remember where I get it from..."
Tang Li Xue shook her head and decided to forget about all of those unimportant things for new.
She focused her mind on something in front of her eyes right now…
Yes, she was staring at the blank-looking Elder Yang and pondered carefully her next move!
"Now, what should I do to you? Should I just kill you right now to eliminate the threat from the most terrifying genius of the Human Race in Lightwind Continent?" Tang Li Xue said while smiled coldly at Elder Yang.
"Or maybe I could just cripple your cultivation once and for all, so you can quit your life as a cultivator and live like a normal person? At least you can still live as a merchant, farmer, scholar, or even martial art teacher that way." Tang Li Xue said again as she gently patted Elder Yang's cheek and squished it.
Tang Li Xue pondered her choices really carefully, but he immediately remembered Instructor Mei Lan's words to kill Elder Yang if she had a chance to do it.
Tang Li Xue's eyes glinted with cold light as she raised her right palm, and it started to glow with a silver radiance.