- The Unparalleled Spiritual Doctor: Demon Emperor's Defiant Love
- Chapter 165 - Selling His Subordinate into Servitude for the Deal (2)
Chapter 165: Selling His Subordinate into Servitude for the Deal (2)
“Master!” Luo Tian thought his Master was abandoning him, and his face turned pale.
“She treats her subordinates well. You’ll work for her, get paid with Spiritual Beast Pills, and bring them back to me,” Jun Yichen said as if there nothing were wrong with this arrangement.
During this period, he hadn’t just been cultivating earthworms, but he had also been secretly observing Ye Jiuge’s personality.
Ever since Ye Jiuge had purchased Legendary Venomous Insects for Ye Yu with the Spiritual Beast Pills, he’d realized that Ye Jiuge wasn’t so bad. She was generous to her people.
“Yes, sir!” after realizing that his Little Master wasn’t abandoning him, Luo Tian swiftly agreed to work for Ye Jiuge for the sake of the Spiritual Beast Pills.
Ye Jiuge felt like ridiculing him: Little prideful boy, do you have to be so blatant about your intention to let your subordinate work for me just for the sake of some Spiritual Beast Pills?
After selling his subordinate into servitude, Jun Yichen continued, “As for me, for every person that I help you kill, I will trade you for a bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills. That is all I can offer. Working for you is impossible.”
He was from the blood-clad Miao people’s purest bloodline. Shouldering the hopes and dreams of his clan made it impossible for him to work for someone else.
“As I mentioned earlier, I don’t need you to kill for me,” Ye Jiuge rejected him with a shake of her head.
Jun Yichen’s big and dark eyes flashed with violence and viciousness.
He loathed rejection.
What’s more, Ye Jiuge had rejected him repeatedly.
Luckily, just as Jun Yichen was about to turn against her, Ye Jiuge added, “What about this? For every favor you do me, I will give you one bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills. How about that?”
Jun Yichen silently calculated — this offer seemed fine. He nodded. “Alright. Now speak. What do you want me to do?”
“I haven’t thought about it yet. For now, I’ll just give you a bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills as a deposit!” Ye Jiuge took out a bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills and threw it at Jun Yichen.
Jun Yichen caught it. Opening the bottle, he took a whiff — top grade, as usual.
“Luo Tian, you are my subordinate from now on. Correct?” Ye Jiuge turned to Luo Tian.
“Indeed. Please do not hesitate to give me your orders, Master!” Luo Tian placed his right hand over his chest and bowed. His demeanor was solemn and serious.
Ye Jiuge tossed Jun Yichen a side glance.
Jun Yichen’s expressionless face was stony. He was trying to decide how and when to consume the Spiritual Beast Pills. He had no reaction to Luo Tian calling Ye Jiuge ‘Master.’
Something was off about Jun Yichen’s attitude!
Ye Jiuge thought for a while, then turned to Luo Tian. “Your Life’s Origin Parasite, does it have to take orders from Jun Yichen?”
“Yes, Little Master’s Life Origin Parasite is the strongest among the blood-clad Miao people, so everyone has to defer to him.” Luo Tian was honest.
Ye Jiuge wanted to vomit blood.
Luo Tian claimed to want to work for her, yet his life was in someone else’s hands. What kind of logic was that?
But what made her most upset was how Luo Tian addressed her.
He’d called her ‘Master’ and referred to Jun Yichen as ‘Little Master.’ To outsiders, it might seem like Jun Yichen was her son!
“From now on, call me Eldest Miss!” Ye Jiuge decided on a title that set her apart from Jun Yichen.
“As you command.” Luo Tian had no issue with that.
Ye Jiuge collected her thoughts and asked, “Why is your Master so fixated on the Spiritual Beast Pills?”
She had some guesses, but she wanted a clear answer.
“Because the Spiritual Beast Pills you produce are beneficial for the Life’s Origin Parasite’s recovery,” Luo Tian replied seriously.
Before he’d met Ye Jiuge, his Life’s Origin Parasite had entered a death-like state. Unless it swallowed other parasites, it would not have been able to recover.
Sadly, there were no parasite cultivators in the Lei Kingdom.
He’d lost all hope, thinking that death was not far away. But he’d met Ye Jiuge by chance, and both he and his Life’s Origin Parasite had been saved.
“Alright, take this bottle as your wage for the month.” Ye Jiuge threw Luo Tian a bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills as well.
She was rather satisfied with Luo Tian’s attitude.
He might look wild and unruly, but he was rather good-tempered — especially when compared with Jun Yichen.
Ye Jiuge had always been generous.
Before she rode a horse, she would feed it.
“Thank you,” Luo Tian wanted to keep the bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills he’d received from Ye Jiuge, but she stopped him. “This bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills is meant to help you to regain your powers quickly. That way, you can work harder for me. It wasn’t given for free.”
“She’s right. We must invest to get greater returns,” Jun Yichen agreed. Then, he turned to Luo Tian and ordered. “Eat!”
Little Master, you should be more subtle!
Luo Tian felt like crying.
When they’d first escaped from the siege, the old clan leader’s decision that the Little Master should pretend to be mute had been right, after all.
As Ye Jiuge’s expression darkened, Luo Tian decided that, for the sake of his Little Master, he had to establish himself while working under Ye Jiuge.
In that case, he had to get into tip-top shape quickly.
If not, instead of helping, Ye Jiuge would probably have to save him again.
Luo Tian swiftly downed the bottle of Spiritual Beast Pills. Turning to Ye Jiuge, he said, “Eldest Miss, if my guess is right, the Bloodthirsty Patriarch did not just send his disciples to Medicine Refinery City to kill the Spiritual Practitioners and obtain their Spiritual Roots. He definitely has something larger in mind.”
“He’s right. The Bloodthirsty Patriarch is going to advance his Blood Calamity Skill. The slaughtered Spiritual Practitioners’ blood and Spiritual Roots are not enough for him.” Jun Yichen’s voice was steely, and his large black eyes glinted coldly.
“Blood Calamity Skill? What’s that?” Ye Jiuge’s heart skipped a beat hearing that name, and she asked hurriedly.
Jun Yichen clammed up, and he remained silent.
Luo Tian offered an answer: “The Blood Calamity Skill is the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s Life’s Origin Technique. Each time he advances in rank, besides requiring a large amount of blood, he also needs a person whose cultivation level is about the same as his.”
The last time the Bloodthirsty Patriarch had advanced this skill, he’d used their old clan leader’s blood.
But the Bloodthirsty Patriarch had not foreseen something. The old clan leader’s blood and that of his successor, Jun Yichen, had the ability to support and connect.
After the Bloodthirsty Patriarch had absorbed the old clan leader’s blood, Jun Yichen had found out many of the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s secrets.
“The Bloodthirsty Patriarch is not only powerful in his cultivation, but he also has another secret ability. Using the essence of his blood, he can produce a type of Blood Pearl. Each of his disciples owns one of these Blood Pearls. At critical moments, once swallowed, they can borrow power from the Bloodthirsty Patriarch to break past their limits and fight with extraordinary potential and capability. At that time, some clan members who had not been poisoned also perished due to this ability.”
A pained expression flashed past Luo Tian’s face. He had fought in the battle, too.
The opponent he’d faced had looked weak and small. But, after he’d laid defeated on the ground, his cultivation had suddenly surged. And he ‘d attacked while Luo Tian was caught off guard, leaving Luo Tian badly injured.
Ye Jiuge became troubled. This meant that Bai Songling, Wan Ziyang, and Ye Yu were all in danger.
“Let’s go and find Wan Ziyang and the others,” Ye Jiuge decided without hesitation.
They still lacked knowledge about the Bloodthirsty Sect. Their preparations weren’t nearly enough. They had to reconstruct their plans.