- The Unparalleled Spiritual Doctor: Demon Emperor's Defiant Love
- Chapter 143 - A Lethal Honeytrap
Chapter 143: A Lethal Honeytrap
Ye Yu felt slightly puzzled. He was about to ask Ye Jiuge to fill him in on the current situation when he heard steady footsteps coming from the silent street.
He lifted his head to take a look. He was astonished to see a squad of officers being led by Wan Ziyang and Bai Songling.
As soon as they reached the Su Residence’s doorstep, they pounded on the door without any hint of civility and shouted, “Open the door! Open the door!”
“Officer, is there anything that I can help you with at such a late hour?” the Su Residence’s watchman asked apprehensively.
“Move out of our way.” Wan Ziyang shoved the servant aside rudely before rushing into the residence with his men.
Su Junqing and his guards stood in Wan Ziyang’s way. He spoke to them in an unfriendly tone, “Sir, you are imperious. What are you trying to accomplish by barging into our Su Residence in the middle of the night?”
“Someone reported that the Su Clan is harboring a Black Magic Practitioner. Su Clan’s Eldest Son, please cooperate with us during our investigation.” Wan Ziyang’s gaze was sharp and cold, while his stance was unyielding.
“You want to search our Su Residence on the grounds of a baseless statement? Lord Wan, what do you take the Su Clan for?” Su Junqing’s tone was laced with hostility. The guards behind him drew their swords immediately and formed a row behind him.
“Su Clan’s Eldest Son, what do you mean? The Emperor has decreed that we are to conduct formal inquiries into all suspicious Black Magic activities. Are you trying to defy the Emperor’s decree?” Bai Songling started to enforce the law to pressure Su Junqing into conceding to his demands.
“Investigating the potential presence of a Black Magic Practitioner? I think that you are attempting to abuse your power for personal reasons.” Su Junqing refused to cave in. The situated reached a stalemate right away.
“What are you waiting for? Hurry up and go.” Ye Jiuge elbowed the stunned Ye Yu.
“Is this a part of your plan?” Ye Yu looked at Ye Jiuge in surprise. He never thought that she’d call over Wan Ziyang as backup.
“Nonsense. Helpless civilians like us should report to the authorities immediately when we discover a dangerous, wanted criminal!” Ye Jiuge smiled gleefully. “Alright. You should get moving now. I will stay here as support. If you have any problems, send me our secret signal.”
Ye Yu did not utter another word. While the ruckus continued, he stepped out from the shadows and infiltrated the Main Residence.
He pried open the study window before climbing inside and landing on the ground. He instantly felt like he was standing on a bog.
Ye Yu looked down and saw that a thin layer of Reaumuria Songarica covered the unlit area of the floor. He was about to withdraw from the study when a sickly-sweet voice called for him.
“Hey, handsome. What are you looking for? Do you need my help?” After that, a small, soft hand with fair skin reached into the shadows and yanked the mask off Ye Yu’s face with deft fingers.
Ye Yu jerked his head upward and saw a young lady in a pink dress standing in front of him.
“Oh my, what a pretty man!” When the young lady saw Ye Yu, one could tell from her eyes that she was momentarily stunned by his beauty.
“Who are you?” Ye Yu watched this cheerful, cute young lady warily.
“My name is Liu Yunfei. I am the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s Third Main Disciple. You can also call me Xiao Fei!” Liu Yunfei twisted the ends of her hair around her finger while giving him a dazzling smile.
The Bloodthirsty Patriarch had many disciples in his sect. However, he only had three Main Disciples. Liu Yunfei was his Final Main Disciple.
When Ye Yu heard the words ‘Bloodthirsty Sect,’ his heart leaped. Without giving away his emotions, he asked, “Why are you here? Are you here to ask Su Junqing for human blood for cultivation purposes?”
“Hehe. Only Secondary Disciples cultivate using human blood. I don’t need it.” Liu Yunfei’s large, puppy dog eyes roamed over Ye Yu’s tall and straight body in a flirtatious manner, shining with a desire that is only associated with mature women.
Her expression was guileless yet sinister and pure yet sensual. She had distinct, conflicting auras meshing into a unique charisma, which could cause men to be fascinated with her.
Ye Yu could feel a strange fragrance wafting into his nose, prompting him to take an involuntary step toward Liu Yunfei. However, shortly after, a stream of bitter chill surged to his brain from his stomach.
Ye Yu came to his senses instantly. He retreated into the shadows. On his guard, he asked, “Since you do not require human blood to cultivate, why would you conspire with Su Junqing against us? Aren’t you aware that he is a liar?”
Liu Yunfei blinked her eyes before asking curiously, “What do you mean? Did he fool you in the past?”
“I have never been deceived by him. On the contrary, he double-crossed a member of the Bloodthirsty Sect named Xu Hansen. He led the man to a hidden room before killing him to extract his blood.”
Ye Yu smiled at her with contempt, conveying his thought that all the people in the Bloodthirsty Sect were complete imbeciles.
“What are you saying? Did Su Junqing murder Xu Hansen?” Liu Yunfei’s expression hardened immediately. She never thought that she would hear such news from Ye Yu’s mouth.
“That’s right. It happened in a secret room in the western building that caught fire. I saw it with my own eyes when I was hiding in Su Junqing’s shadow,” Ye Yu replied with certainty.
Liu Yunfei narrowed her eyes unconsciously. In her mind, she was determining the truth of Ye Yu’s words.
From a rational perspective, she should not believe an enemy’s words.
However, when she considered it emotionally, Su Junqing might indeed do such a thing. After all, the Bloodthirsty Sect was dog-eat-dog.
If she were in his position, and there was a heavily wounded and immobile Bloodthirsty Sect Disciple in front of her, she would kill him to further her cultivation instead of treating his injuries and saving his life.
Ye Yu saw that Liu Yunfei had an odd expression on her face. He did not know if she believed him.
When he realized that he did not have much time left but still had not managed to obtain an answer to the question that concerned him the most, he could not help but say, “I can help you to take care of Su Junqing. However, you must do me a favor.”
“What kind of help do you need from me?” If Liu Yunfei wanted to bring Su Junqing to his knees, she did not need Ye Yu’s assistance. She was merely toying with him.
For a moment, Ye Yu was having second thoughts. However, he wanted to ask Liu Yunfei to help him find his sister.
If the Bloodthirsty Sect found out that the extent to which he cared for his sister, he was afraid that they would hold her hostage.
However, when he thought about it in another way, his attachment could also give them one more reason to exploit his sister. Perhaps, she would have a better chance of survival.
Ye Yu made up his mind and said, “I hope that you can help me to find a lady. Su Junqing might have sent her to the Bloodthirsty Sect. Her appearance is very similar to mine. She also has a red mole between her eyebrows.”
Ye Yunzhi and Ye Yu looked like each other. Both of them had a red mole between their eyebrows.
Compared to Ye Yunzhi, who seemed gentle but was inwardly headstrong, Ye Yu’s personality was not only colder, but he was also more beautiful and charming.
“Who is she to you?” Actually, when Liu Yunfei had laid eyes upon Ye Yu for the first time, he’d given her a familiar feeling.
When she listened to him, she immediately thought of the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s favorite pet. That beautiful, cat-like lady would be her reward for completing her mission.
“She is my only living relative,” Ye Yu told her without any hesitation.
“Aren’t you worried that I will inform the Bloodthirsty Sect of this?” Liu Yunfei had no idea if Ye Yu was naive or just plain stupid. He had told her about his Achilles heel, just like that.
“Terrified.” Under the wavering candlelight, Ye Yu’s attractive face darkened considerably. His voice was brimming with agony as he said, “But I am even more terrified that she is dead.”
Liu Yunfei’s eyes widened. She could not stop an inexplicable feeling rising within her heart.
She’d been raised in the Bloodthirsty Sect since she was a baby. Before she’d learned how to drink milk, she was already drinking blood.
She’d been conditioned to seize cultivation resources every day by making devious plans, taking the lives of others, and preventing herself from being killed.
Birds of a feather flocked together. The scum and dregs of society surrounded her.
This was the first time she’d met a fool like Ye Yu, who valued blood ties.
She really hated idiots like him!