Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After work, Yan Luoying returned home.
To her surprise, she found a man standing outside her house.
She knew this man. He was once a general in the Northern Borders. They had even worked together on the battlefield.
“Wu Lie?” This man was the son of the famous general of Great Zhou, Wu Kunhu, Wu Lie.
Yan Luoying furrowed her brows when she saw Wu Lie.
Sure enough, the moment Wu Lie saw Yan Luoying, he immediately beamed with joy. He came up to her and said, “Luoying! I accompanied my father on his tour of the armies a few days ago and just returned to the capital! If not, I would have personally gone to pick you up.”
Yan Luoying said calmly, “Brother Wu, you don’t have to do this.”
She knew Wu Lie’s feelings for her. In reality, Wu Lie had proposed marriage to her father back when they were in the Northern Border.
However, Yan Luoying rejected the marriage.
Even now, Yan Luoying did not want to be too involved with him.
Yan Luoying entered the door and Wu Lie followed her. He smiled and said, “I heard that you refused to marry Su Wen in front of His Majesty. In a few days, I’ll get my father to talk to His Majesty and ask His Majesty to bestow us a marriage instead.”
This guy’s matter-of-fact tone made Yan Luoying extremely uncomfortable.
She immediately stopped in her tracks and turned around to look at Wu Lie. She spoke through gritted teeth, “Wu Lie, I’m telling you. Don’t have any ideas about me. I won’t marry you!”
Wu Lie roared angrily, “Why! What exactly do I have that you’re not satisfied with? Am I ugly? Am I short? Am I weak in martial arts? Or what? For you, I can restrain my temper. Why can’t you give me a chance?”
Yan Luoying felt a headache coming on. She looked at Wu Lie and said seriously, “I don’t like you, do you understand? I just don’t like you! It has nothing to do with your qualifications. Why do you have to talk about these things? You’re very tall, good-looking, good at martial arts, and your family background is not bad. But I don’t like you! There’s no other reason!”
“Would you rather marry Su Wen?”
Wu Lie said, “His Majesty definitely wants you to marry someone from the capital city. How long can you delay it? When the time comes, His Majesty might force you to marry him!”
Yan Luoying was even more displeased when she heard this. To put it bluntly, he was just kicking her when she had fallen down.
The corners of her mouth rose up in a cold smirk as she looked at Wu Lie. She snapped, “Even if I marry him, I would rather do that than marry you. Are you satisfied?”
Wu Lie punched out angrily. The violent force produced by his fist broke a large tree in the yard!
“What are you doing!”
Yan Luoying was furious!
At that moment, Old Zhou appeared. He stepped forward and supported the fallen tree with one hand, adjusting its angle and slowly lowered it so it would not damage anything. Then, he turned to face Wu Lie.
His eyes were filled with murderous intent.
Old Zhou coldly spoke out, “You’re going too far. On the account that your father is General Wu, I won’t do anything this time. If you dare to step into this courtyard again, I’ll kill you!”
At this moment, Wu Lie’s eyes were completely bloodshot, making him look like a ferocious beast that was about to devour someone.
He stared straight back at Old Zhou. He naturally recognized him.
Furthermore, he knew that this man would definitely do as he had claimed.
After staring at Old Zhou for a while, Wu Lie turned to look at Yan Luoying. He gritted his teeth and hissed, “Yan Luoying, I don’t care. I must have you! Even if you don’t like me, I will marry you. No one can stop me!”
With that said, Wu Lie turned around and left.
Yan Luoying looked at Old Zhou and said, “Uncle Zhou, don’t be angry. This guy is Wu Kunhu’s son. If you kill him, both Wu Kunhu and His Majesty will not let you off.”
Old Zhou glanced at her before saying, “The general asked me to accompany you to protect you. How can I let you be bullied by this brat? He’s putting on airs in our family. If he dares to take half a step into the house next time, I’ll definitely kill him! At most, I’ll give up my life. When have I ever been afraid of death?”
This was the fourth night since Su Wen got appointed to the patrolling office.
But this was the first time he brought people out to patrol the streets.
Behind him were two guards as well as He Ping’an.
Su Wen had lived in the capital for many years and was naturally familiar with this place.
He asked one of the guards, “Do we usually just patrol around the East District?”
The guard nodded and replied, “Yes, we patrol like this every day. If anything happens, we have to deal with it. After all, the east district is so big and there are all sorts of people mixed in. It’s inevitable for conflicts to break out. However, generally speaking, we only manage the common people and ordinary martial artists. If we encounter experts fighting, we can only transfer them to another department to handle.”
Su Wen smiled and said, “There’re even battles between experts in the capital city?”
As he spoke, he passed by a brothel.
The moment the ladies inside saw Su Wen, they all screamed!
“Young Master Su! You haven’t been here for a long time!”
“We all miss you!”
“Young Master Su, her name is Cuihong, and she’s a new courtesan. Come in and play.”
News of Su Wen redeeming Cui Yumian for eight million taels had already spread throughout the capital.
While people sighed at the high price, they could not help but marvel at the Su family’s wealth.
As for the women from the brothels, they regarded Su Wen as a god. After all, there were many rich people, but there were not many who were willing to spend so much money on a woman from a brothel.
Moreover, Su Wen was also a frequent customer of the capital’s brothels.
Su Wen raised his head and waved his hand with a smile. “Can’t you see that Young Master is working? Another day, another day!”
Amidst the screams as this group walked down the street, the guard answered, “There are some sporadic cases. After all, there will always be hidden dragons and crouching tigers in the capital. For example, we had a case previously, which was a bodyguard company in the capital. The entire family of the head of the escort company was killed, and the murderer was at least a 9th Grade Star Rank cultivator. In the end, this case was handed over to the Martial Inspectorate!”
Su Wen knew about the Martial Inspectorate. They were in charge of managing the martial sects within the Great Zhou Dynasty and hosted countless experts within their ranks. In other words, the Martial Inspectorate was one of the strongest departments in the Great Zhou Dynasty and was directly under the jurisdiction of the Zhou Emperor.
As they were talking, a figure suddenly flew past their heads, followed closely by another figure.
The guard said helplessly, “For such examples, there are actually quite a few of them. It’s just that we can’t control them at all. We can only pretend that we didn’t see them.”
This was being too truthful. However, Su Wen also knew that there were times when he felt helpless.
At this moment, He Ping’an whispered, “Do you want to go and take a look?”
Su Wen shook his head. “I’m not going. What does that have to do with me?”
Just as he finished speaking, there was a loud sound as a figure flew backwards towards them and crashed onto the ground.
As everyone looked over, the figure revealed itself to be a beautiful lady. She raised her head and spat out a mouthful of blood.
Soon after, a man landed and laughed mockingly. “Good, Flying Yaksha, try to run again. In the end, you’re still caught by me, right? You actually dared to sneak into the Martial Inspectorate to steal. I think you’re crazy.”
After the man finished speaking, he noticed Su Wen and the others at the side. He took out his waist token and said, “The Martial Inspectorate Department is handling some matters, there’s no need to bother about this, Sir.”
Su Wen smiled. “Alright!”
There was nothing much to say about this. They were all from the royal court, and even though the women seemed to arouse one’s sympathy, Su Wen had no reason to side with outsiders.
However, just as Su Wen was about to leave, a golden light suddenly erupted from the woman’s body. This golden light shot toward Su Wen at a terrifying speed!