Chapter 2063 – Midnight of Battle
While the two were being silent, the door of the room was shoved open. Then Steward Gui walked in from outside. Steward Gui had a smile on his face when he entered, but when he saw that Zhao Hai and Rong San weren’t speaking, he couldn’t help but be stunned. He looked at the two in confusion and asked, “What’s wrong with you two? Did Mister Hua make things difficult for you again?”
Hearing this, Zhao Hai shook his head, “It’s not that, Uncle Gui. I’m doing well. How about you? Was the young miss able to rest?”
Steward Gui smiled and nodded, “She’s resting well. Haha, Little Hai, let’s have a good drink tonight. With Mister Hua and the others here, our safety is guaranteed. There should be no problems.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly. He knows that in addition to establishing a friendly relationship with him, Steward Gui also invited him over in order to further annoy Mister Hua. Therefore, Zhao Hai didn’t hesitate and agreed.
Steward Gui chuckled and then took out several pots of wine along with a pile of snacks. The three drank in the room and laughed from time to time. Meanwhile, to Mister Hua, their laughter was extremely grating to the ears.
Zhao Hai drank with Rong San and Steward Gui until late into the night. When Zhao Hai returned to the house he rented, it was already 10 o’clock at night.
The guards of the Rong Clan were doing well in fulfilling their duty. At night, two people were assigned to keep watch. Zhao Hai didn’t greet these two people, but he noticed a murderous intent flashing through their eyes.
Zhao Hai sat cross-legged in his room. At the same time, he took out his blade and placed it on his knee. He had a feeling that something would happen tonight.
Sure enough, late into the night, Zhao Hai sensed someone jumping into his courtyard and heading towards his room. Zhao Hai also moved and jumped from the window.
Mister Hua was currently standing on the courtyard giving Zhao Hai a cold gaze. After seeing Mister Hua, Zhao Hai swiftly moved to the side and ran away.
Mister Hua was stunned by Zhao Hai’s action, but he immediately pursued. In his mind, there are two reasons as to why Zhao Hai ran away. The first reason was that Zhao Hai wanted to escape, while the other was Zhao Hai wanting to lure him outside to deal with him.
No matter which situation, Mister Hua wouldn’t let Zhao Hai off. Therefore, he chased after him. He was confident in his own strength. Mister Hua was at the Earth Monarch stage while Zhao Hai was merely at the Clone Stage. It was a huge gap of two stages. In his opinion, dealing with Zhao Hai was an easy matter.
Before long, the two left the village and arrived on a hill. Zhao Hai stood on the hill as he looked at Mister Hua. Then he said, “I really didn’t expect that you would attack. First, I didn’t offend you. And second, I didn’t do anything negative against the Rong Clan. Despite that, you want to kill me. With your kind of mindset, no wonder you’re stuck at the Earth Monarch Stage.”
Zhao Hai’s words stabbed straight towards Mister Hua’s heart. He had been stuck at the Earth Monarch Stage for so many years. He doesn’t know why he was unable to break through to the Teleportation Stage. So hearing Zhao Hai using this point to ridicule him, Mister Hua was even more enraged.
Mister Hua coldly snorted and said, “You should learn how to bow if you’re weak. If you don’t pay respect to those stronger than you, then you will be killed before long.”
Zhao Hai suddenly laughed, “You want to kill me? To be honest, I’m tired of listening to those words after hearing them from a lot of people. And yet, I’m here. None of those people succeeded. All of them were killed by me.”
Mister Hua coldly snorted and said, “Ignorant bastard. Die!” After saying that, he waved his hand and sent a hand-shaped attack to capture Zhao Hai. Seeing Mister Hua’s attack, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but laugh. If a Teleportation Stage Cultivator used this move on him, he might have to use all his strength to deal with it. Using this attack on him while in the Earth Monarch Stage was hilarious to Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai waved his blade and broke Mister Hua’s attack. This caused Mister Hua’s complexion to change. He was two stages higher than Zhao Hai, he thought that Zhao Hai would never be able to stop his attack. He didn’t expect Zhao Hai to block it so easily.
Mister Hua coldly snorted. Then he waved his hand and took out a long sword. Seeing the weapon that Mister Hua took out, Zhao Hai raised his brow. This was because the sword wasn’t an ordinary sword, it was a soft sword.
With his sword in hand, Mister Hua attacked Zhao Hai. However, Zhao Hai was also a talented saber user, so he was able to defend. It must be said, fighting with a soft sword was different compared to normal swords. Although its offensive strength was very strong, it was very difficult to practice.
Mister Hua was able to use his soft sword flawlessly. His attacks were very strong. For a rogue cultivator, his talent with the sword was extraordinary.
But unfortunately for Mister Hua, he was fighting against Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai’s attainment in the blade has reached a very high level. Even the Tyrant Blade Sect didn’t have another genius with the same level of bladesmanship as Zhao Hai. Because of this, Mister Hua was unable to gain any advantages while fighting Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai knew that his weakness was his amount of spiritual qi. Compared to Mister Hua’s compressed spiritual qi, Zhao Hai’s spiritual qi was lacking. No matter what, Mister Hua was an Earth Monarch who crossed over to the Soul Fusion stage. On the other hand, Zhao Hai was still in the Clone Stage.
If not for Zhao Hai’s pure spiritual qi, he would have been killed by Mister Hua. His blade technique was no doubt strong, but it would be useless against absolute power. It was like a person with a wooden shield facing someone with a steel sledgehammer. No matter how good they were with the shield, it was still unable to fend off the attack of a metal hammer.
Mister Hua’s complexion became worse. He was also beginning to become anxious. He didn’t expect that an Earth Monarch cultivator like him would be unable to kill a Clone Stage cultivator. If other people knew about this, he would lose all of his face.
Zhao Hai could see that Mister Hua was getting anxious. This was because his attacks were faster compared to before, which made Mister Hua’s attacks more unorganized. It might seem like Mister Hua’s attacks were becoming stronger, but it didn’t increase his threat towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai also knew that unless he used his Undead, he wouldn’t be able to defeat Mister Hua. His strength was just enough for him to defend against the attacks.
Zhao Hai doesn’t want to kill Mister Hua, because there was no need. He doesn’t have a life and death enmity with Mister Hua. No matter what, Mister Hua was a person from the Rong Clan. He had to give the Rong Clan face.
The fight between the two wasn’t far from the village. And with how long they were fighting, they naturally alarmed Steward Gui and the others. Before long, Steward Gui and the others rushed up the hill.
Seeing the situation on the hill, Steward Gui immediately understood what was going on. His expression couldn’t help but change, he coldly snorted and said, “Stop!”
Zhao Hai thought that Mister Hua would stop, but he didn’t expect Mister Hua to ignore Steward Gui. Instead, he called his subordinates to attack Zhao Hai.
As soon as he saw this development, Zhao Hai’s expression changed. Then he coldly snorted and released his clone. Then one person and one clone used the blade to fight against Mister Hua’s attacks.
Mister Hua became more annoyed. He forgot that Zhao Hai was a clone stage cultivator. He didn’t expect that Zhao Hai would be so formidable.
When Mister Hua ignored him, Rong Gui was even more enraged. He coldly snorted and said, “Stop. Mister Hua, if you don’t stop, don’t blame me for reporting you to the Patriarch.”
Upon hearing Steward Gui, Mister Hua coldly snorted and received his soft sword. Zhao Hai also received his clone as well as his blade.
With a frigid voice, Rong Gui looked at Mister Hua and said, “Mister Hua, today’s matter will be reported to the clan. You should know how important this matter is to the clan, yet you still dared to cause trouble. If something happens, are you prepared to bear the responsibility?”
Mister Hua coldly snorted and said, “This old man just wants to ensure that the matter is completed smoothly. I can’t have an unknown person following behind us. Are you sure that he’s not sent by the enemy?”
Steward Gui coldly snorted and said, “Whether Zhao Hai is an enemy or not is not for you to worry about. If it wasn’t for Zhao Hai, we would have already lost the young miss. If he had plans against the young miss, then he wouldn’t have waited until today. You driving Zhao Hai out of the team not only embarrassed me, you also caused the Rong Clan to lose credibility.”
Mister Hua coldly snorted, “This old man is thinking of the Rong Clan. A skillful enemy will have their own plots. I’m sure the Patriarch is aware of this.” After saying that, he huffed and walked away.
Seeing Mister Hua leaving, Steward Gui’s face paled. Then he coldly snorted and let out a long breath. He looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, we have put you in a dangerous position.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “It’s nothing. Our agreement is to help you reach Flycloud City. I will only consider the task completed once we reach our destination. I’m the one who is embarrassed. If I caused Steward Gui any trouble, I will no longer follow you and I’ll leave.”
Steward Gui waved his hand and said, “There’s no need. This surnamed Hua, I will deal with him once we return.”
Zhao Hai looked at Steward Gui in confusion, he asked, “Uncle Gui, why do those guards listen to him? Aren’t they guards of the Rong Clan? They should listen to you, right?”
Steward Gui coldly snorted and said, “The surnamed Hua only brought his henchmen with him. Those guys are rogue cultivators recruited by him to enter the Rong Clan. Naturally, they would be loyal to him.”
Zhao Hai was stunned, then his expression changed. He looked at the direction of Mister Hua and the others and said, “If that is the case, then Uncle Gui needs to be careful. That surnamed Hua will definitely try to get rid of me. Then he will go against you all the time. Since he brought his own people, he outnumbers you in the team.”
Steward Gui wrinkled his brows and said, “He shouldn’t have that much courage.” Although Steward Gui has some problems with Mister Hua, he only thought that Mister Hua was doing so to compete for influence. Steward Gui never thought that anything worse would happen.
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “You have to be on guard. This matter is very important for the Rong Clan. Mister Hua is just a rogue cultivator. If he is a spy sent by the Rong Clan’s enemies, or he has been bought out, he would definitely do everything to make the journey difficult.”
Steward Gui’s expression turned serious. His voice was cold as he replied, “Then I’ll be more careful. Little Hai, I’ll have to trouble you to help us reach Flycloud City. Once we reach our destination, I definitely won’t treat you unfairly.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Uncle Gui hired me. You even gave me my payment in advance. You don’t have to worry, I’ll help you reach there safely.”
Steward Gui nodded, then he led Zhao Hai to walk back to the village. After returning, Steward Gui thought more about what Zhao Hai said. If Mister Hua does indeed have thoughts about the young miss, then Zhao Hai’s words might come true.
Zhao Hai returned to his residence and meditated until dawn. After the morning came, Zhao Hai left after eating his breakfast. He left earlier than Steward Gui and the others.
When he saw Zhao Hai leaving first, Mister Hua had a smirk on his face. He thought that Zhao Hai would no longer follow them. But this happiness was soon erased. Not long after they left the village, they saw Zhao Hai riding his horse in front. He was traveling at a snail’s pace.
Seeing that the Rong Clan’s team was coming, Zhao Hai gave way to the side. And when they passed him, Zhao Hai continued following behind, still a few meters away. Mister Hua’s face turned black. It was as if he could explode at any time.
Steward Gui and Rong San didn’t say anything. They were currently driving the carriage. They acted like they didn’t see Zhao Hai at all.
When noon came, they were lucky to find a small village with a tavern. This meant that they could be indoors to eat lunch.
But along the way, Zhao Hai as well as Steward Gui felt that something was wrong with Mister Hua. An anxious look appeared on his face from time to time. He seemed a bit restless.
1 thought on “BTFTLIAW – Chapter 2063”
Thanks for the chapters.
The steward seems a little dumb and doesn’t ask himself. How could he access to such a level of responsability ?