Chapter 72 – A Small Turtle
“Your name…I know that of course!” Ye Mu extended her hand and wrote the word ‘Qi’ on his chest.
Qi was the surname of the royal family in the Yue country!
Yan Xu’s eyes widened. He never thought that she would actually be knowledgeable about secret matters like this!
Without waiting for him to reply, Ye Mu added, “Don’t worry. I’m the only one who knows about this now… Moreover, if you’re obedient, I won’t tell Ye Li.”
Even though he knew a child’s promise couldn’t be as serious as an adult’s, Yan Xu still felt relieved after hearing this. He was only able to recover his cool after a long time.
“Why?” He asked.
Why won’t she kill him? How was she able to know his secret without him finding this out? And how did she even came to know it?
Just who is this girl?
Ye Mu waved her hand offhandedly, “I have no reason. I don’t know anything about his highness’ royal family, therefore I won’t easily interfere in affairs I shouldn’t stick my nose in. How the battle is going or who becomes the victor or the loser—I don’t care about these things at all.”
“However…if I don’t denounce you, shouldn’t you do me a favor as well?” she finished with a calculating tone in her voice.
Yan Xu immediately became apprehensive, “What is it?”
“I know that you have some influence outside this place and that your qinggong is slightly stronger than the old man my father has set up outside guarding the premises. I hope you can send a message and use your men to help me save a person…”
Yan Xu frowned. “What if I say no?”
“You have no right to say no.” Ye Mu’s face was cold as she said, “This is my reward for not spilling your secret. As long as you do what you have to do, I guarantee that I won’t interfere in your highness’ matters.”
“Even if your family’s life is in danger, you still won’t interfere?” Yan Xu icily threatened.
“I won’t interfere.” Ye Mu answered back, quick and callous.
“Good!” He acquiesced, “Then tell me, who do you want me to save?” After strictly pondering for a moment, he finally relented.
Ye Mu’s expression turned solemn, “He was sent to Official Liu’s residence yesterday; that perosn’s name is AJi. After you rescue him, let him go.”
Upon hearing that the other party didn’t possess an illustrious identity, Yan Xu agreed immediately. In the entire capital aside from the General’s Estate, the Imperial Palace, and the Heaven Prison, it wasn’t too much of a difficulty for him to save other people.
“Then can you let me go now?” As an afterthought, he clarified, “Were you really serious when you said that my father was sick?”
Even Ye Li was unaware of his identity, but Ye Mu, who was still a small child, knew it. So for some reason, a part of him was torn in believing her words.
“Of course, if I were to exchange a secret for a secret, I would be fair and honest!” But then she said, “However, I still can’t let you go just yet…”
“Why?” Yan Xu looked up at her in puzzlement, only to see her take out his knife, her small hand touching his chest.
“A tooth for a tooth. Although we’re cooperating now, you almost caused my death last time; I haven’t settled the score with you!” she declared viciously!
“You…how do you intend to go about it?”
“It’s simple…” Ye Mu gestured the knife meaningfully on his chest, “Just…how about I just carve ‘Ye Mu was here‘ on your body?”
“How dare you!” Yan Xi roared, instantly furious!
“You, ah! I’ve said before that if I dare, I’ll do it. You still think I am just joking with you?” As Ye Mu said this, the blade had already cut open the flesh on Yan Xu’s chest, and blood began to seep out.
Yan Xu took a deep breath. The piercing pain from the sharp edge of the blade and the soreness in his body from the Mai Boiling Powder formed a stark contrast of anguish! He wanted to resist a few times, but unfortunately, the effects of the Mai Boiling Powder was now at its maximum.
His muscles bulged as exerted effort to resist, but he was still unable to move at all!
“Don’t move, relax!” Ye Mu pressed the tip of her tongue against the corner of her mouth, concentrating on drawing the on his chest. “If you’re well-behaved, I’ll just leave you with a sentence. But if you’re not obedient—you don’t believe that I’ll tattoo the painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’** on your chest?”
**Along the River During the Qingming Festival, also known by its Chinese name as the Qingming Shanghe Tu, is a panoramic painting by the Song dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan.
Here’s the LINK for the full length of the picture. Lol Ye Mu xD