Chapter 171 – I Am Not Afraid Of Death!
“You don’t know huh…” Ye Xiao nodded calmly and spoke blandly, “What does that mean?”
His voice was calm and indifferent. Liu Chang-Jun could feel how cold those simple words were to him. He felt like he was going to be frozen to death at any second.
If he didn’t answer the question, or if he gave an unsatisfying answer, he would be tortured cruelly!
“I really have no idea. We all have seen the assassination reward. That’s all. We kill for money. We just couldn’t say no to such an enormous amount of money.” Liu Chang-Jun anxiously explained.
He was a top-class assassin. He didn’t care about life or death. He doesn’t care about the target’s life and not even his own life. However, facing Ye Xiao, he felt extremely terrified from deep inside his heart!
It was so obvious.
He felt like it would have been a lucky thing to die instantly!
“Assassination reward.” Ye Xiao raised his head and thought for a while, and then continued, “Your name is Liu Chang-Jun, right?”
Liu Chang-Jun answered, “Yes.”
Ye Xiao said, “No. 49 on the assassin’s list of the Land of Han-Yang. The Instant Killer, Liu Chang-Jun?”
Liu Chang-Jun blushed.
He would always feel proud when somebody talked about his title and his ranking, yet now it was like a huge disgrace to him! He had become a prisoner at the moment… He just felt shameful.
Ye Xiao stared at him while slowly pacing around in the room.
“Liu Chang-Jun, you have two choices! First, follow my lead! Second, you die!” Ye Xiao spoke decisively, “Two choices! Now choose!”
“I’ll follow you!” Liu Chang-Jun didn’t hesitate at all.
All of a sudden, he and Ye Xiao were both shocked.
Ye Xiao didn’t expect such a proud assassin would promise to follow him so quickly. He didn’t even say something to attract him, ‘follow me! I will help you become the assassin king!’
[He said yes!
Why did he said yes?
That was too quick!
He wasn’t hesitating at all! Why?]
Liu Chang-Jun kept his eyes wide opened. He was full of confusion too.
He couldn’t understand why he said yes so easily. When he heard Ye Xiao, he just subconsciously chose to follow!
After saying yes, he didn’t feel less shocked than Ye Xiao did at all!
“Good.” Ye Xiao’s sharp eyes lit up and he said, “That was a quick answer. I am surprised. Very surprised.”
“Me too. How could I answer so quickly. I don’t understand. How come I just said yes so quickly.” Liu Chang-Jun was embarrassed.
He was trying to make something up in order to bring back a bit of dignity to himself…
[How could I surrender so easily…]
“First thing’s first, you have to take this dan bead.” Ye Xiao took out a dan bead and said, “You know. You gave me your word. That’s true. It was a quick word. But I just cannot trust you that much. There is something maybe we don’t need to do in the future, yet it is necessary at the moment though.”
Liu Chang-Jun looked at the dan bead. His face showed a complex expression.
He understood that if he took the dan bead, he would be no longer an independent assassin.
He would become a servant to somebody!
He kept thinking about it. After a few seconds, his forehead was already full of sweat. His face twisted like he was sick. After a while, he said, “Can I say no to that?”
His voice was full of begging!
If somebody told him he would have to beg like this, he would feel disdainful and maybe beat that guy to death. He would never admit begging for something!
However, right now, he did say that!
The reality was so cruel to him and made him frustrated.
Ye Xiao smiled and answered blandly, “No.”
Liu Chang-Jun sucked in a deep breath and closed his eyes.
And Liu Chang-Jun had left.
He was carrying Ye Xiao’s jade token to the Ling-Bao Hall.
Ye Xiao had told Wan Zheng-Hao that they were going to build an assassination group!
He wasn’t just saying. He did something for it!
Liu Chang-Jun might not be a perfect choice, but Ye Xiao saw it as a surprise.
The perfect choice was surely Ning Bi-Luo.
However… Ning Bi-Luo wouldn’t follow him
He was a proud and free man.
That was why Liu Chang-Jun was not a match to him!
When Liu Chang-Jun was about to leave, he hesitated at the window, turned around and said, “I said yes very quickly, but it doesn’t mean that I am afraid of death!”
Ye Xiao looked at him and smiled, “I see! I know!”
Liu Chang-Jun nodded. His tough face actually showed a sense of softness. He wanted to say something, but he didn’t. And then he just left through the window like a black bat disappearing in the dark night.
“Not afraid of death…” Song Jue sneered, “That was hilarious.”
Ye Xiao said seriously, “I can feel it. He is not afraid of death indeed!” He said, “He has penetrating sensations! He just doesn’t know how beneficial his choice yet…”
And he continued blandly, “It is… a marvelous gift though!”
He was so serious.
Song Jue stared at Ye Xiao blankly. He didn’t understand what Ye Xiao was talking about at all.
“Well. I guess this is it. We should focus on developing our force at the moment.”
Ye Xiao spoke blandly.
“You just let it go? Why do you trust him? Because of that dan bead?” Song Jue looked at Ye Xiao with astonishment.
Liu Chang-Jun obviously showed them that he could die for his ambition. That was not faking. If Liu Chang-Jun hung himself somewhere secretly, then what Ye Xiao did would become a waste.
“The hardest thing is to die. That is not just a simple saying. If one can survive, how much will he want to die!” Ye Xiao nodded, “I can’t totally trust him yet, but after no longer than half a year, I believe even if I tell him to leave me, he wouldn’t.”
Song Jue didn’t buy it at all! He just twisted his lips.
[That is Liu Chang-Jun you are talking about!
In the assassination world, Liu Chang-Jun may not be as good as Ning Bi-Luo, but he is still in the top-50 list of the Land of Han-Yang!
How can he possibly fully surrender to you?
You can control him now by controlling his life and death. That could work for some time. Yet it is never a safe solution. And you want that guy to follow you with his true heart?
That is just a huge joke!]
What Ye Xiao had said about gift and sensations stuff, Song Jue saw those as if he was farting. [There is never such magical things in the world!]
He just felt that everything Ye Xiao was planning was beyond reality.
Ye Xiao closed his eyes casually.
[Liu Chang-Jun? So what?
If he truly doesn’t want to follow me, he is simply asking for death.
If he can be loyal to me, I will of course help him in some ways. If I teach him some martial arts, he can even become one of the top-class assassins in the Qing-Yun Realm!]
Well everything depended on how Liu Chang-Jun would make his decision then.
There was another problem Ye Xiao should think about. That was getting betrayed.
Ye Xiao closed his eyes and thought, [Well I captured him today… He doesn’t even have the capability to betray me!]
He sneered in his mind.
“Why Ling-Bao Hall?” Song Jue finally asked before he left.
When Ye Xiao told Liu Chang-Jun to go to Ling-Bao Hall, he didn’t do it behind Song Jue.
Ye Xiao smiled, “Uncle Song, I don’t want to lie to you, but it is just not the time to tell you yet… You will know it sooner or later. Now please keep the secret for me. That… may be our last pull-out plan and our most powerful support.”
Song Jue was quiet.
He just nodded and then left.
It was in the Ling-Bao Hall.
Wan Zheng-Hao looked at Liu Chang-Jun and didn’t know what to say.
He hadn’t even thought that Feng Monarch would truly send an assassin to him right after telling him they needed an assassination group. And now the assassin in front of him was a famous one.
That was so quick.
“What do you say?” Wan Zheng-Hao licked hi lips.
“What do you mean what do I say? Somebody told me to come here. Here is the token. He wants you to do some arrangement for me.” Liu Chang-Jun said looking at the huge meat pile in front of him. He felt suppressed somehow.
[What the heck…. He actually is a man!
How come he hasn’t died from being too fat… This is truly my first time to meet someone with such a huge body.]
Wan Zheng-Hao was the boss of Ling-Bao Hall, and to the majority, he was a mysterious man. Liu Chang-Jun was a famous assassin in the Land of Han-Yang, but he might still be too weak to be treated well by Wan Zheng-Hao. If he didn’t have the token from Feng Zhi-Ling, he wouldn’t have the chance to see Wan Zheng-Hao in person!
“Is the man… Feng Monarch?” Wan Zheng-Hao asked.
“All I know is this jade token.” Liu Chang-Jun would absolutely not tell him Ye Xiao’s secret.
After all, his life and his future, all of them depended on Ye Xiao!