Chapter 75 – You Know Who I Am (2)
His gaze caused cold sweat to form all over Official Liu’s forehead! Official Liu’s legs went soft, and he couldn’t help but kneel on the ground, quaking. Mo Linyuan then pulled out the treasured sword hanging on the side and walked step by step towards him.
Official Liu continuously retreated, feeling endless terror in his heart!
The crown prince had been hiding in the Mo country all this time, and I almost…
Truth to be told, he was also a ruthless and calculating person. Back then, he had earned the emperor’s favor when he vowed secrecy to the grave; he had been caught one time, and he had chosen to die rather than reveal information. But the emperor had saved him just in time, and afterward, valued him highly for his loyalty.
However…the emperor was sick, and he had no information to exchange for the crown prince to spare his life on behalf of his misdeeds. This was the most terrifying aspect of it all—he didn’t have a single trump card in his hand!
The more Official Liu how cornered he was, the more frightened he became!
No! He refused to think this; he was still useful!
After thinking it through, Official Liu suddenly calmed down. He sat up straight and kowtowed towards Mo Linyuan. That minuscule submission finally made Mo Linyuan, who held the sword, smile.
“Have you thought it through?”
Official Liu nodded his head. At this time, he no longer dared to treat Mo Linyuan as a child. Who knew the actual number of people from the Mo country that had infiltrated the Yue country? Certainly not him.
How could he be a match for them?
Mo Linyuan chuckled and reached out with the sword in his hand. The blade cut through the rope binding Official Liu’s, narrowly missing his flesh.
Official Liu took out the cloth stuffed in his mouth and rubbed his cold hands. His chubby face was grave, but his eyes kept darting around in wariness.
“The reason the crown prince did not kill me is that…? ” At this moment, his attitude had undergone an earth-shattering change. He had become extremely flattering. Being a smart person, he knew when to change his attitude.
Mo Linyuan nodded and laughed softly, “The Yue country is just next to the Mo country. I want to take over the land of the Yue country. Everything is already prepared from the outside…the only thing that is missing is the forbidden map of the Imperial Army.”
Official Liu suddenly squinted his eyes. As expected! No wonder he didn’t kill him; this was an opportunity! As long as he had the map of the Imperial Army in his hands, he could keep his life.
What was there to be afraid of?
When he thought here, he once again straightened his chest. However, before he could say anything, Mo Linyuan suddenly sneered.
“Do you think you have a bargaining power now?” he continued, “The current Yue emperor is very ill; your backer is about to fall. However, if you submit to other princes and the emperor discovers you, he might even drag you down to his deathbed with him. So, you also have impending trouble in the future, don’t you?”
This was also the reason why Official Liu had been feeling troubled recently. He wanted to change his master but was afraid that the emperor would discover while he was still alive.
However, he still clenched his teeth and said.
“Your Highness, you should just give up on this idea! Everything else is fine, but I will never give you this Forbidden Imperial Army Map!” He raised his head and waited for the bargaining price to come. He had now understood the flow of conversation.
“Even if I make you become the Prime Minister or even the king of a country, you still aren’t willing?”
Official Liu was stunned by this sudden bomb attack!
“Your Highness, w-what does that mean?” He stuttered, completely taken aback.
“Literally.” Mo Linyuan calmly said, “After taking over the Yue country, we’ll leave it to the natives of the Yue country to manage it. If you’re obedient, then why can’t this person be you?”
Official Liu’s breath quickened. But how could the words of this young man be true?
Mo Linyuan ignored his concerns and said with a smile.
“Now, you have two choices. One, cooperate and give me the map and I will give you a future. Two, call for your people to come in and capture me now, or try to deceive me and report me to the Emperor….but it’s just a question of whether a dying emperor is worth it or not for you to take this route, and whether other princes might suspect you of colluding with the Mo country.”