“Your Highness, our army has suffered more than 3,000 casualties from yesterday night to early this morning. The mountain road is narrow and cannot accommodate more troops to fight. Most of our troops are blocked behind and unable to move forward.”
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In the simple camp, Su Mu listened to Shi Yan reporting on the battle with a serious expression.
With a “bang”, Su Mu smashed the armrest of the chair and suddenly stood up. He strode towards the door, and said coldly: “A thing that doesn’t know death!”
Liu Xi on the side hurriedly followed and persuaded: “Your Highness, the poison in your body has not been eliminated, so you can’t use your internal force……”
Before Liu Xi finished speaking, he realized that the Crown Prince had already disappeared in the blink of an eye.
At a elevated high ground, Shangguan Hao and more than a hundred other soldiers stood looking down at the mountain of corpses in front of them. The puddles of bright red blood exuded bursts of nausea inducing metallic scent. Behind Shangguan Hao a big bearded man walked to his side with a troubled face: “General, our soldiers are almost all lost. The soldiers of the Wu kingdom are extremely strong, and we may not be able to stop them for long.”
Shangguan Hao held a sword in his hand, his face solemn as he said: “Block them as long as possible. When the southwest army invades the imperial city, when Prince Wu takes the life of the incapable dog emperor, even if Su Mochi is the reincarnation of the demon king, he cannot turn the situation around……”
“Oh, really?” A murderous voice came from behind. Shangguan Hao’s pupils dilated sharply and the strong sense of crisis made his whole body tighten up. He turned around abruptly and shouted: “Who!”
The sharp wind blew Su Mu’s black official robe. He walked from the edge of the cliff to Shangguan Hao step by step. There was a golden, scorching sun hanging above his head, but Shangguan Hao and the others only felt a chill settling over them.
Shangguan Hao stared fixedly at Su Mu, holding the sword in his hand tightly as he tried hard to restrain the desire to retreat. But the soldiers behind him obviously didn’t have the same strength of Shangguan Hao. Those who were slightly better all involuntarily stepped back a little, while the weaker ones began to shiver like a helpless lamb faaced with a hungry wolf.
The sword in his hand covered with blood and gore was raised up in front of him, and Shangguan Hao exclaimed with vigilance, “You are Su Mochi!”
Su Mu smiled, bright red lips like the blooming flowers of hell. But his otherworldly beauty only felt like the call of death. Everyone, including Shangguan Hao, felt their hairs stand on end and a cold sweat breaking out on their backs.
This was the first time Shangguan Hao had seen the legendary Crown Prince who could scare the living into death and the dead into resurrecting. He was not the rumored demon with three heads, six arms, big glaring eyes, and a bloody mouth full of sharp teeth but a young man with beauty that surpassed the gender. But this did nothing to reduce the fear in the people’s hearts.
Su Mu didn’t say a word, walking towards Shangguan Hao without hurry as if he was just taking a walk. Despite his leisurely manner, his speed was very fast and in just a few breaths, Su Mu appeared right behind Shangguan Hao when just a moment ago he had been tens of feet away.
Several sounds of heavy objects falling echoed out. The soldiers behind Shangguan Hao all lost their lives forever before they could even let out a last scream. Perhaps they didn’t even know how they died.
Having come back to themselves, Shangguan Hao and his confidantes hurriedly moved a distance and surrounded Su Mu. After seeing Su Mu’s ability to kill people silently and swiftly, the fear in their hearts was infinitely magnified. Fortunately, these people were the southwest army elites. If they were any other ordinary soldiers, they would have fled long ago.
Shangguan Hao’s muscles tightened and his eyes were firmly locked on Su Mu’s every move. When he first laid eyes on Su Mochi, this god of death, he had already known that he would die here today. However, there was no fear in his heart, only boundless regret and sorrow. They had already written their wills long before they came here.
Shangguan Hao roared with blood-red eyes: “Soldiers, in order for the southwest to not fall into thief hands, for our parents, wives and children, kill this tyrant on behalf of the heavens, and return the Qing kingdom to a bright future……”
The dozens of people screamed and threw themselves at Su Mu with the decisiveness of moths flying into the fire, completely putting their own deaths out of their minds.
Su Mu coldly looked at the spear that was about to land on his head, and with a light swipe of his right hand, the blood-stained spear shattered into pieces, the soldier holding it also dying instantly. What followed was a bloodbath, more accurately it was a one-sided massacre.
Su Mu was slender and flexible. Compared to the tall and mighty southwestern soldiers, he was like a weak scholar. But at that moment he was more ferocious than a wolf let loose among a flock of sheep, the blood and corpses that covered the ground recording Su Mu’s kills. Looking at Shangguan Hao, who was seriously injured and lying on the ground constantly vomiting blood, he walked over leisurely.
Shangguan Hao gritted his teeth and glared at Su Mu angrily, his left hand inched toward the dropped weapon, grasping it, but unfortunately he couldn’t even lift it at all.
The enemy is the enemy. Standing in different positions, the view of one side would always be taken as wrong by the other side.
Su Mu didn’t have the slightest pity in his heart. He stretched open his five fingers slightly, and a spear on the ground instantly appeared in Su Mu’s hand like an iron block attracted by a powerful magnet. The bloody spear pointed directly at Shangguan Hao’s heart.
Suddenly, a bright light appeared in the distance, followed by the sound of a sharp arrow cutting through the air. It aimed straight towards the center of Su Mu’s forehead at a speed that the naked eye could not catch.
Su Mu’s eyes narrowed, his body reacting before his brain, and the spear in his hand slammed the arrow away. Looking up, on the top of a dangerous peak of a mountain, a veiled woman in white stood alone, like an immortal from the Ninth Heaven descending on the world.
From one mountain to another, at such a distance, ordinary people would not be able to see each other clearly. But martial arts experts like Su Mu and Gu Yunzhou were not among them. He could clearly see the woman holding a big bow and carrying a quiver on her back. However, she didn’t seem to have any intention of pulling her bow again.
Su Mu lowered his head and saw that Shangguan Hao had a bewildered expression on his face. He took a deep look at the woman in the white robe and jumped down the mountain, disappearing from the eyes of Shangguan Hao and the white robed woman.
It was not that Su Mu didn’t want to get rid of his opponents completely, but the distance between the two peaks was too far. Even Ye Qingfeng, known as the best qinggong master in the world, would fall to his death if he attempted to fly directly from this mountain peak to the other. However, it was not impossible to kill Shangguan Hao, but there would also be a price to pay, and Su Mu did not want to pay it.
The poison lurking in his body was like a ticking bomb, and it would be the same as commiting suicide if he let others land a few hits on him in his current state.
In the camp not far away, a man in ordinary military uniform bowed his head deeply, acting like a wooden stake and blending into the background.
Liu Xi’s porcelain white bare feet gently tapped on the soft carpet. Enchanting phoenix eyes narrowed and red lips curved slightly as he let out a cold snort: “Ye Qingfeng? Not living his perfectly privileged life as the second son of the Ye family, but instead running over and pestering the Crown Prince to be a male pet! Doesn’t he have a marriage contract with a young lady from which family? It’s best to let Villa Master Ye and Madam Ye bring him back and fulfill the marriage contract!”
The man in the soldier’s clothes replied without raising his head: “This humble one understands, please rest assured, Gongzi.”
Immediately after speaking, he turned and disappeared, the speed so fast it practically kicked up dust in his wake.
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The curtain of the tent fell down and once again spearated the inside from the outside. Liu Xi walked barefoot to the tea table and sat down. His porcelain white fingers picked up a delicate jade cup and turned it around. There was a trace of obsession and viciousness in the charming eyes on that beautiful face.
“What I set my sights on, no one can steal it away……”
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