Spare Me, Great Lord! - Chapter 548
Chapter 548: Shared Experience of Life and Death
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Lu Shu was gone, but not his legend in the black market.
In fact, Lu Shu, Li Yixiao and Nalan Que knew the real situation the best. Lu Shu had shown mercy during his aurablade attack, but he would not survive a joint collaboration between Nalan Que and Li Yixiao. Certainly, though, Nalan Que and Li Yixiao had to admit Lu Shu indeed had the power of taking down either of them if he decided to do so, based on the power of his aurablade and his hidden flying dagger as a descendant of the Hall of Swords.
But it was totally different in the spectators eyes. What they saw was a man who could counter Li Yixiao’s fist and then immediately forced back Nalan Que with hundreds of beams of aurablade. He had seemingly effortlessly fought back two Class B experts. How mysteriously powerful!
Moreover, he did not seem to belong to the Heavenly Network. Else, why would he have fought with Li Yixiao? But since when did such a strong person appear from the secret practitioners? Wang Zhe was now shivering in fear recounting his treatment of Lu Shu, followed by a sense of admiration and worship.
As a secret practitioner, he must have been a hero to be able to fight back against a Heavenly King and a hidden expert of a big family!
While worshiping Lu Shu, the spectators soon retreated to the outside, leaving the two fated enemies to resolve their own conflicts.
Li Yixiao was not a moron. Despite his insensitivity towards romance and feelings, he knew he could not bring himself to kill Nalan Que.
Therefore, a better way out of the fight was to escape.
During their fight, Li Yixiao suddenly conjured up his Tiger Sign, seemingly ready to hurt Nalan Que. Shocked, Nalan Que quickly switched to defensive mode in preparation of bearing the blow. At this very moment, Li Yixiao ran off. The Heavenly King had fled just like that!
But Li Yixiao made an attempt at saving his face. “I’m not afraid of you. It’s simply because as the Heavenly King, I don’t want to waste my energy on you!”
As a matter of fact, Nalan Que had regained her senses. It would be fine if she wanted to fight with Li Yixiao until the end of time, but what if both of them were taken advantage of during their conflict? Who was that swordsman earlier?
Now, no one knew whether he was a friend or a foe. Although he had spared them a chance earlier, what if it was just for show?
In this world, one could never judge a book by its cover.
The next day when Lu Shu went to school, he realized there was a heated discussion going on when he stepped into the classroom. It was about the incident at a black market the night before.
As the saying goes, there was no concealing the truth. Besides, in the presence of so many secret practitioners, it was impossible for them to keep the incident a secret. Some of them had even posted it on the Golden Foundation forum.
As a result, it had become a widely known fact that a fight took place in a Luo City bomb shelter last night that involved three Class B’s. One was their principal Heavenly King Li Yixiao, another was the eldest daughter of the Nalan clan, Nalan Que, aged 29 and the third, an extremely mysterious expert, had effortlessly fought back both of his rivals…
There was no mention of the black market and it was simply referred to as a bomb shelter.
In the post, the publisher’s worship towards the mysterious expert was apparent. His description of the crisscross aurablade was as vivid as a movie scene…
Other than that, people were keenly interested in the various versions of love stories between Heavenly King Li and Nalan Que. Some claimed that Li Yixiao had seduced the woman but abandoned her in the end, while others affirmed that Nalan Que’s mother had consulted the Great Master of the Dragon Tiger Mountain regarding the lovers’ horoscope, and only to be told that they were fated to share a life of conflicts together…
Nowadays, the public attention on Practitioners was just the same as that on popular celebrities. Back in the magic-deprived days, teenagers liked to gossip about celebrities’ affairs.
But now, their focus had been shifted to Practitioners. Even commoners longed for the mysterious world of cultivation, including the gossip there.
Heavenly King Li, who had been missing for a long time, had finally returned to the school. When Lu Shu walked past the Headmaster’s Room, he happened to see Li Yixiao biting his pen, distress openly written all across his face.
Li Yixiao’s eyes brightened at the sight of Lu Shu. “Lu Shu, do you know how to write reflection letters?”
Lu Shu’s expression darkened at once. “I’ve been a good student since I was young. So I never had to write reflection letters.”
He walked into his office and took a look at his letter. There were only a few words on Li Yixiao’s reflection, which was titled by “Reflection”, followed by the introduction that went “My dearest Heavenly King Nie”…
Lu Shu almost shivered in shock. “Are you sure addressing him like this is appropriate?”
“That’s what they taught online,” Li Yixiao replied, confused.
“Well then. All the best.” Lu Shu was expressionless and was ready to leave.
At this instant Li Yixiao suddenly asked behind his back, “It was you last night, wasn’t it?”
Lu Shu turned to meet Li Yixiao’s gaze. After two seconds, he laughed. “Yea, it’s me.”
“From Li Yixiao’s distress, +666!”
“I’d been suspecting so since I saw you selling your chives. You annoying little brat! But tell me, since when did you become so strong?!” Li Yixiao mumbled, feeling unfair, “Since it was you, why didn’t you help me fight that mad woman?”
Lu Shu did not deny it because he trusted Li Yixiao’s intelligence, although the man was indeed quite reckless.
Gao Shenyin was not a nobody, which made it quite easy to prove his nonexistent connection with Li Xianyi. In this situation, despite Li Yixiao’s ignorance of Lu Shu’s sword training experience with the old folk, he was well informed of Lu Shu’s possession of the bone mask that could alter his facial features. Therefore, it was natural to associate the incident with Lu Shu in spite of the lack of concrete evidence.
“Why should I be involved in your past love stories?” Lu Shu said with a smile, “What happened between the two of you?”
“Speaking of which, we have experienced life and death together multiple times,” Li Yixiao exclaimed, looking melancholic.
“Then shouldn’t you two be very close?” Lu Shu was in bewilderment.
“No. What I meant was we have had quite a number of fights, and every time it almost got both of us killed,” replied Li Yixiao.
There must be something wrong with your understanding of “shared experience of life and death”!
Lu Shu decided to change the topic. “Why did you choose to become a Lord in a black market? Did Heavenly King Nie permit it?”
“Am I not writing the reflection letter?” Li Yixiao sighed, looking stressed. Yet, his face suddenly lit up. “How do you find the name ‘the Lord’? One day I came across a story that goes, Mahakasyapa gave ‘a smile’ 1 at the Buddha holding up a flower. I checked the Encyclopedia and realized the story refers to one who has thorough understanding about Zen. Then it reminded me of my own name. So, Buddha and I must be fated 2 !”
Lu Shu found it difficult to catch up with his logic. “Does Buddha know? Did you ask whether he’s alright with you taking his name?”