Chapter 284 Book 3: 104: Forcing Ao Sheng to Retreat
Book 3: Chapter 104: Forcing Ao Sheng to Retreat
The situation changed immediately. Earlier, Gu Hai was explaining things to the dragons, trying to stave off Ao Shengs anger. However, Gu Hai fell out with Ao Sheng in the blink of an eye.
Shouldnt this insignificant Golden Core Realm cultivator be immediately kneeling and begging bitterly for mercy? Where did he get his confidence to go against the dragon crown prince from?
Far away, Sima Changkong raised his eyebrows and said, Oh no! This conflict is going to be irreconcilable.
The surrounding cultivators held their breath as they stared at Gu Hai with wide eyes.
Have you gone mad? First, you played a cloak-and-dagger game to trick Ao Shun. Who are you going to fool now? To think that you spoke in such an unyielding tone?
The dragons expressions also changed.
The dragons roared and growled, glowering at Gu Hai in fury. Gu Hai not only captured Ao Shun but even mocked Crown Prince Ao Sheng. This was challenging the entire dragon races dignity.
Suddenly, Ao Shun froze. He could not figure out what had happened.
It seemed like Gu Hai was already prepared to let me go. Why did I have to be stubborn and say such things? Am I stupid? Why didnt I work on regaining my freedom first, then exacting revenge? Now, Gu Hai actually fell out with us?
Gu Hai waved, and Ensnaring Performance and Miao Chen brought Ao Shun over to Gu Hai.
As they restrained Ao Shun, Gu Hai looked coldly at Crown Prince Ao Sheng.
Crown Prince Ao Sheng narrowed his eyes. Clearly, he did not expect Gu Hai to oppose him at this moment.
Ah? You are called Gu Hai? I underestimated you, Ao Sheng said in an icy tone.
Crown Prince Ao Sheng and all dragons, listen up. Go back to wherever you came from. This is my Han Royal Dynasty. We do not welcome you here! Gu Hai said coldly.
How audacious! the dragons roared.
The dragon race elders on the flying s.h.i.+p also glared at Gu Hai.
So what if I am being audacious? Leave my Han Nation! Gu Hai said in an icy tone.
That unyielding tone made the surrounding cultivators break out in cold sweat.
Is this Gu Hai really not afraid?
The Han Royal Dynasty? Haha! Do you believe that I can destroy it with just the flip of a hand? one of the elders said with a frigid glare.
At the side, Mu Chenfeng said softly, That is the dragon races Elder Gen, one of the people that Ao Shun claimed supported him.
Elder Gen? Ha! I believe that you can destroy my Han Royal Dynasty. However, do you believe that I will immediately kill Ao Shun?! Gu Hai pressed his crimson saber against Ao Shuns back, showing a ferocious expression.
Do you even dare to?! Elder Gen glared.
At this moment, Ao Shun felt chills as he could sense Gu Hais murderous intent.
Does he really dare to kill me?
Uncle Gen! Ao Shun looked at Uncle Gen with a pleading gaze.
Gu Hai, if you touch even a hair of Ao Shun, Ill kill you! Elder Gen said with a frosty expression.
Gu Hai showed a faint cold smile as he said, Do you think that I fear your threat? Earlier, Crown Prince Ao Sheng said that if I let go of Ao Shun, he could only speak for himself. If Ao Shun wants to take revenge, I will still be dead. Whether I release Ao Shun or not, I die. Why should I let him go? Do you think that I am as stupid as you?
You b.a.s.t.a.r.d! Uncle Gen glared.
Humph! Blame your Crown Prince Ao Sheng if you want. He is the one who forced me into this. He forced me to use Ao Shun as a threat. Or rather, he is forcing me to kill Ao Shun! Gu Hai looked coldly at Crown Prince Ao Sheng.
How audacious! Ao Sheng roared furiously while glaring.
Isnt that so? Crown Prince Ao Sheng, this insignificant Gu Hai challenged the dragon races pride today. For the sake of the dragon races pride and prestige, you want to show me up. However, I hold Ao Shun hostage. If you dare to act rashly, Ill kill Ao Shun. You are using righteousness to pressure me into killing Ao Shun in anger. Arent you then using the dragons to force me to kill Ao Shun? Forcing the death of your own elder brother? Gu Hai said coldly.
While Gu Hai reprimanded Ao Sheng, the dragons looked at Ao Sheng.
Is Ao Sheng still going to take action? Further dealing with the Han Royal Dynasty equates to forcing Ao Shun to death. Is Ao Sheng going to use righteousness as an excuse to force his brother to death?
Hahahahaha! Gu Hai, do you dare to? Ao Sheng looked at Gu Hai with a cold expression.
Gu Hai has forced me into an execution, with morality as an execution blade. If I take action today, I will be killing my brother. The dragons are watching, and the world is watching. If I force Ao Shun to death, it will impact my position among the dragons.
You can try whether I dare to or not! Gu Hai said coldly.
The dragon over there! Stop moving! Gu Hai suddenly shouted at a dragon trying to leave silently.
That dragon wanted to sneak behind Gu Hai, but Gu Hai saw it.
This gave the dragons pause, causing them to look coldly at Gu Hai.
Good! Excellent! Very excellent! Gu Hai, you are truly bold! What do you want before you let my royal brother go? Ao Sheng said coldly after some silence.
Sorry, I dont want to let Ao Shun go anymore. Crown Prince Ao Sheng, please return to wherever you came from, Gu Hai said coldly.
How audacious! Ao Sheng glared.
Do you think that my dragon race is at your beck and call? Ao Sheng asked in a frosty voice.
My Han Royal Dynasty? Haha! It is indeed much weaker than your dragon race. Your dragons can destroy it with the flip of a hand. However, since I established my Han Royal Dynasty, we have never avoided any threat. Even if we have to go down together, we will not back off. Bring it on. Are you planning for us to go down together or make use of this opportunity to kill your brother? Crown Prince Ao Sheng, do you want to try? Gu Hai said coldly.
Ao Sheng narrowed his eyes slightly. A cold gleam flashed in his eyes as he said, No one can threaten my dragon race. This insignificant Han Royal Dynasty cannot. Take down Gu Hai!
The dragons roared. Then, they charged at Gu Hai while baring claws and fangs.
The dragon roars filled with murderous intent shook the world. Countless officials revealed shock and fear. Meng Tai, Chen Tianshan, and the others clenched their fists tightly, appearing anxious. The countless observing cultivators felt shocked as well.
The rumbling shouts seemed like they could destroy the Han Royal Dynasty in the blink of an eye, wanting to kill Gu Hai.
The sound of metal stabbing into flesh rang out.
The sound was not loud. However, it immediately scared the murderous dragons into stopping.
It was Gu Hai stabbing Ao Shun in the back.
The crimson saber stabbed through Ao Shun and came out at the front.
Blood dripped off the blade that ran through Ao Shuns chest.
Ao Shun vomited blood. As he saw the blade coming out of his chest, his face went blank in incredulity.
Gu Hai is for real. He really dares to do it. He really dares to kill me?
The dragons were frightened silly.
To think that Gu Hai ran a saber through Ao Shun. How could he dare to? How?
The dragons felt shocked and startled.
Ao Shengs expression also changed. Now, he looked at Gu Hai in horror.
Gu Hai showed a cold smile as he looked at the dragons in the sky. Then, he shouted, Bring it on. Come on, continue! Why are you not continuing? Feeling fearful now?
The dragons retreated a little as though Gu Hais angry shout scared them.
Youyou dare to kill my royal brother? Ao Sheng said with a cold gaze.
Stop being hypocritical. I am not the one who stabbed him. You did, Crown Prince Ao Sheng! Gu Hai said coldly.
Ao Sheng clenched his fist. A cold light filled his eyes as he looked at Gu Hai.
A loud shout suddenly came from afar.
Sima Changkong could no longer bear to watch this. He immediately flew over.
Hold it! Meng Tai went forward and stopped Sima Changkong.
Oh? Mister Sima? Gu Hai frowned slightly.
Gu Hai immediately recognized Sima Changkong. This was the first person to buy his piano back in Silver Moon City. He had taken control of Silver Moon City after City Lord He committed suicide. To think that he came to the Han Royal Dynasty.
Mister Gu! Sima Changkong greeted with a bitter smile.
Sima Changkong turned his head and looked at Crown Prince Ao Sheng. This humble one is Sima Changkong. Greetings, Crown Prince Ao Sheng!
Oh? The former top scholar candidate? I remember you, Sima Changkong. You almost became the top scholar. Arent you working for Long Shenwu now? Ao Sheng said.
Yes. That is this humble one. I happened to pa.s.s by and saw an intense battle here. I should not poke my nose into this, but as people working for the Qian Heavenly Dynasty, we should not be fighting to the death like this. How about I mediate between the two of you? Sima Changkong suggested with a smile.
Mediate? How are you going to mediate this? Ao Sheng asked coldly.
Gu Hai returns Ao Shun, and Crown Prince Ao Sheng promises to restrain the dragons, not pursuing Gu Hai and the Han Royal Dynasty for anything. How about that? Sima Changkong asked with a bitter smile.
Not pursue him for anything? Ao Sheng gave Gu Hai a cold look.
Sima Changkong smiled bitterly. Although Gu Hai did not strike any critical spots, Ao Shun is bleeding. Something might go wrong if this takes too long.
Ao Sheng showed a sullen expression, turning silent for a while.
However, the dragons felt anxious.
Among them, Elder Gen and Elder Lin felt even more anxious.
Crown Prince, Ao Shun cannot hold on for much longer. You are brothers, after all. You Elder Gen said anxiously.
Huh? Uncle Gen, do you think that I am trying to force Royal Brother to death, like Gu Hai said? Ao Shengs expression changed.
No. But Ao Shun, he Elder Gen showed an anxious expression.
The dragon race elders were on tenterhooks. They felt that they should listen to Sima Changkong first, saving Ao Shun before considering anything else.
Ao Sheng took a deep breath. He showed an unsightly expression before eventually nodding. Alright. Ill agree to that. Take it as me giving Long Shenwu and your Sima Clan face.
Many thanks, Crown Prince Ao Sheng! Sima Changkong immediately smiled.
Then, Sima Changkong turned his head to look at Gu Hai and said, Mister Gu, what do you think?
Gu Hai looked at Sima Changkong and frowned slightly. Mister Sima, sorry. I do not know much about Long Shenwu and your Sima Clan. I have no way to agree with your suggestion. Many thanks for your kind intentions.
Huh? The expressions of the surrounding dragons turned stiff.
Gu Hai does not know whats good for him!
Even the crown prince agreed not to pursue this, yet he insisted on not releasing Ao Shun?
The dragons cursed and scolded Gu Hai.
Sima Changkong frowned as he looked at Gu Hai, but he had no way to prove the prestige of Long Shenwu and the Sima Clan.
Mister Sima, I appreciate your kind intentions. Even so, even if I were sure of the prestige of Long Shenwu and the Sima Clan, I would still insist on my principles, Gu Hai said.
Oh? Sima Changkong felt startled, a thought occurring to him.
It is not that I dont trust you. I dont trust the dragons. Haha! Why should I use Ao Shun to exchange for my Han Royal Dynastys safety? With Ao Shun in hand, my Han Royal Dynasty will be safe. We hold our fate in our own hands. However, if we hand Ao Shun to them, we will be handing our fate to them as well. It would be up to them whether they kill me or not. Given that, why should I hand my fate over to another person to decide? Gu Hai said indifferently.
Sima Changkong showed a faint bitter smile as he said, I did not consider this carefully enough. However, the grudge between you two will intensify.
That is fine! Gu Hai shook his head.
Then, Gu Hai turned his head to look at Crown Prince Ao Sheng.
Crown Prince Ao Sheng, would you like to try again? See if my saber can split Ao Shun vertically in half. Perhaps you can try fixing him back together after you return; you might be able to get an intact corpse. Hahahaha! Gu Hai guffawed while showing a fierce expression.
Hatred and rage filled the dragons. However, they could only remain there. No one dared to move.
Ao Shun paled as the bleeding continued.
Crown Prince, Ao Shun cant hold on for much longer! Elder Gen said anxiously.
Gu Hai. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I underestimated you. If you dare to kill my royal brother, I will exterminate your entire clan! Crown Prince Ao Sheng said coldly.
How long are you going to drag this out? Are you testing to see how long Ao Shun can last? If you keep dragging, he will die! Gu Hai grinned.
Humph! What will it take for you to release my royal brother? Crown Prince Ao Sheng asked with a hint of anxiety.
I will bring him to the Qian Heavenly Dynastys capital in the future. I will hand him over to you then. You can forget about bringing him back today. At best, you would just obtain his corpse. Right now, bring all your dragons away from Nine-Five Island. Leave now. Now! Gu Hai ordered coldly.
The dragons appeared unsightly.
Ao Sheng appeared even more unsightly. However, Ao Shuns life hung by a thread. If he dragged this out, Ao Shun would really die.
Crown Prince, lets retreat! Elder Gen said bitterly.
Crown Prince, lets retreat! We can come back and take revenge in the future!
Crown Prince, Ao Shun cannot die. You cannot push him to his death!
A group of dragons pleaded anxiously.
The dragons looked at Ao Sheng as he clenched his fist.
When Ao Sheng arrived, he never expected to be put in a difficult situation, where he could neither advance nor retreat, by an insignificant Golden Core Realm cultivator.
Ao Shun looked at Crown Prince Ao Sheng weakly. He was so weak that his eyelids appeared shut. He squeezed out a faint smile and said, Ao Sheng, dont you want me to die? With that, you no longer have to worry about me s.n.a.t.c.hing your place!
Then, Ao Shun weakly closed his eyes.
Lets go! Ao Sheng roared, feeling extremely reluctant.
Hurry up and leave! Hurry up and leave! Elder Gen and Elder Lin shouted anxiously.
The dragons appeared unwilling, especially the sin dragons.
The second time. This was already the second time.
The first time, Ao Shun led a dragon army over, but Gu Hai nearly wiped them all out.
The second time, Ao Sheng led a dragon army, but Gu Hai forced them to leave in fear.
Was this Gu Hai the dragon races nemesis?
The flying s.h.i.+p was the first to shoot off into the distance. Urged by the elders, the dragons also quickly left.
The dragons sped off, feeling reluctant and humiliated.
The remaining cultivators observing in the surroundings gaped, unable to close their mouths for a long time.
This is a joke, right. This Han Royal Dynasty has gone overboard. Those were dragons, yet Gu Hai managed to force them away again?!
The first time had already shocked everyone. Now that this happened a second time, everyone no longer had words to describe this ridiculously talented emperor of the Han Royal Dynasty.
Mister Gu, Ao Shun cant hold on for much longer, Sima Changkong reminded with a bitter smile.
Gu Hai extracted his crimson saber from Ao Shuns body. Dont worry. He wont die!