Chapter 180 – All The Questions
“Besides, Xiao Xiao’s martial arts are truly strange. They are all top-ranged martial arts. It could be normal that I haven’t seen those martial arts, yet isn’t it abnormal that I haven’t even heard about them?
Except the cultivation capability, his thoughts are stable and wise. He is decisive too. He is like a different person since the last time I saw him. How could he change so much?
One thing that surprised me the most is that Xiao Xiao understands cultivation even better than me! Who the hell has been teaching him all this? Who on earth have such capability?
After hearing what he said, I felt comforted indeed. But I also felt strange. It is a good change after all. I have been looking forward for this day to come… But I just still need to ask you about it. I feel that you must know something, right? Why haven’t you told me anything during such a long time? Is it a surprise for me? That is a good surprise. I have to say so.
And moreover… He actually knows something about the Ye Clan! Did you tell him anything about it?”
Ye Nan-Tian stared at Song Jue with a frown on his face.
Song Jue held a bitter face and thought for a while. He said, “Well urh… Big Brother… These things… You should ask your son himself… You shouldn’t expect anything from me.”
Ye Nan-Tian shook his head, “He is a real man now. He has his own secrets. If he wants to tell me, he would have told me just now. If he doesn’t want me to know, it won’t be good to push him. The whole thing is after all good though. Do I really need to question my son?”
Song Jue felt like crying, “So you keep questioning me?”
“Because you have changed a lot too! Both of you have changed. I can’t question him, so I naturally can only question you at least!” Ye Nan-Tian said.
“Changed a lot? Me?” Song Jue was stunned and murmured, “Xiao Xiao has changed a lot indeed, yet I haven’t changed a bit. What did I change?”
“Brother, you haven’t changed huh? When I left home, you are in the grandmaster levels of Tianyuan. I reckoned that you will fall down under the Grade of Tianyuan in the two and half years I was gone. And if you drank liquors during the time I was not here… It would be worse…. However, now you are still in the Grade of Tianyuan. That is unbelievable. What surprised me the most is that the Golden Mai Palm wound inside you has been mostly removed. That is like a miracle! I didn’t notice it back in the room, but I do notice it now.” Ye Nan-Tian stared at Song Jue, waiting for an answer.
“Hmmm… That you are talking about… The Golden Mai Palm wound… Hmmm… I truly don’t know where to start the story. The wound got cured… Well I am still confused about it though!” Song Jue gave only such an answer.
“Jue, do you really think I would believe you with that nonsense?” Ye Nan-Tian frowned and felt a bit pissed.
“Well, I can’t force you. But it is true. I truly have no idea how I got better!” Song Jue answered.
“What on earth happened?”
“Well, listen. I guess the one who cured me was only at about the third level of the Grade of Diyuan. You won’t believe this, will you?”
“Heh, heh, heh… Ya you tell me. Do you really think I will believe that?”
“No, you won’t. Even I myself feel that it’s nonsensical!”
“Then why did you say so?”
“I swear to god. It is the only thing I know about the one who cured me! Big brother, it won’t help even if you force me!”
“You are the only one I can ask. You are the only person who is possible to know the truth.” Ye Nan-Tian said.
“I really really reaaaaaally have no idea!” Song Jue was nearly freaking out, “I truly don’t know! I swear to god that I know nothing! We are brothers, please. If I know anything, I will tell you. But I don’t!
I don’t know why Xiao Xiao knew about the Ye Clan and the hunting system of it. I have no idea at all!” Song Jue was upset, “I didn’t tell him anything…”
“Can I take this as you have been living like a pig during the two and half years at home?” Ye Nan-Tian stared at him annoyedly, “You keep saying you have no idea. Ok. I trust you. But when something like this happened around you, you actually didn’t notice anything? And the only thing you know turns out to be something absolutely nonsensical! Don’t you feel strange?”
Song Jue freaked out. He grabbed his own hair and said, “Why don’t I ask you about it… And you got to me first… If I know anything, would I be driven by your son to run here and there and be frightened all the time! I couldn’t even have a tight sleep at night!”
“Urh?” Ye Nan-Tian looked at his sworn brother.
Song Jue was embarrassed, [Oh shit, I said something wrong again!
Wasn’t that exposing my own shame!]
Ye Nan-Tian kept asking for a while and got nothing back, so he stopped.
“Fine. So be it. All things are good on our side after all. Xiao Xiao is now a man. If he wants to keep it a secret, we don’t have to dig it out! It is at least a good thing.
I am not sure who has been teaching Xiao Xiao and the one who cured you. at least they must mean no harm to us. That is undoubtable…”
Ye Nan-Tian spoke blandly, “Xiao Xiao knows about the Qing-Yun Realm, about the true nature, about responsibility, about man, about the Ye Clan… That means the one who has been teaching him must be a good man. Besides, he must be someone outside the Land of Han-Yang. He is most likely from the Qing-Yun Realm!
There are no many people even in the Qing-Yun Realm that are powerful like this… I think this guy must be very strong in cultivation!
I don’t think we have to piss him. It will make both him and us awkward though if we do something reckless. Just pretend to know nothing about it in front of Xiao Xiao.
The days to come are going to be tough for us.” Ye Nan-Tian sighed, “If Xiao Xiao has such a powerful support behind him, maybe he can keep Xiao Xiao alive when the time comes. If we recklessly dig on this, it may expose the guy’s true identity. That may piss that guy off…”
“Would it be someone of the Ye Clan?” Song Jue asked.
“Absolutely not.” Ye Nan-Tian felt sad.
Song Jue felt regret when he finished asking.
Ye Nan-Tian let go of the topic and said, “Tomorrow I will attend the court and begin with the cleaning! As Xiao Xiao said, the soldiers are fighting with blood outside, we have to make them feel safe here!
Soldiers shouldn’t weep while they bleed!
I will let those men in the capital weep and bleed!
That is what I should do. Let me get it done this time!”
Song Jue nodded, “Brother, I got your back!”
Ye Nan-Tian nodded, “I have been worrying about your wound aside from Xiao Xiao. Now I am finally free!”
Song Jue felt embarrassed, “The man who cured me was truly powerful. I truly thought that he was only at about the third level of the Grade of Diyuan. How can a man of the Grade of Diyuan cure my Golden Mai Palm wound. But why did he knock me out when he cured me? I would surely be pleased to get cured if he could help me. He didn’t need to knock me out.”
Ye Nan-Tian looked at Song Jue and nodded. He praised, “You are indeed Song Jue, my brother. You have been stupid like a pig since you were a kid! I have never made a wrong statement about you all my life.”
Song Jue was stunned for a while, and then he said while gritting with his teeth, “How come I didn’t know how good you are at humiliating people!”
Before Ye Nan-Tian could get to the royal palace, the king had arrived at the House of Ye!
The king came to his official’s house; the official should open the gate and welcome the king warmly, as though he was filled with thankfulness and honor.
Yet Commander Ye was quite different. He just stayed in his study room waiting for the king.
That was making it sound better to say ‘waiting’ though!
Around the whole House of Ye, nobody greeted the king; not even a man led the road for the king.
Everyone of the House of Ye, led by Steward Song, were all full of fierceness and hatred. Their eyes were full of that green light as though they were wolves. They didn’t show any amity. They were totally prepared to kill at any moment!
So the king went to the study room by himself.
Lucky for the king, he knew well about the House of Ye. Otherwise, he might get lost there.
All the royal guards were like losing their souls facing the horrible men in the House of Ye.
They had never seen any officials to just sit in their room and wait for the king to personally arrive!
That was regicidal!
Yet Ye Nan-Tian just did it.
Ye Nan-Tian was a great general who controlled a huge amount of soldiers, so it was reasonable he would do that during such a special time. Yet how come those servants and other people in the house also acted like that. Although people always said that a prime minister’s families were all like ministers, how could they dare to treat the king like that?
Yet the king just walked to the room himself, naturally and stably.
He just ignored all the good advices from the guards and officials.
The king was sure, [If Ye Nan-Tian wants to kill me, the number of guards I put around me would mean nothing. If Ye Nan-Tian doesn’t want to take my life, as long as he is with me, even if the world is against me, I will be fine.]