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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 088: Sending Long Wanyu Away

The Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty’s entire accumulations were sealed beneath the Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array?

When Gongyang Sheng, Long Shenwu, Li Shenji, and Ye Shenzhen came to this conclusion, their eyes lit up.

However, Gu Hai’s face sank as he looked at the ruined surroundings.

“No. Wanyu cannot remain in Major Metropolitan City any longer!” Gu Hai said in an extremely determined tone.

“Huh?” Everyone frowned as they looked at Gu Hai.

No one wanted to leave at this moment.

“Gu Hai, we have not met with Imperial Emperor Xi Yu yet. If we leave now, it would be a breach of social etiquette on the Qian Nation’s part,” Li Shenji said with a frown.

Gu Hai looked at Li Shenji and said, “Battalion Commander Li, there’s no need to make things difficult for me. While Wanyu can leave, you cannot.”

This slightly startled Li Shenji. “Oh?” 

“As you said, we have not met with Imperial Emperor Xi Yu yet. Hah! However, as you know, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu has no time to meet with us. If we do not take the initiative to mention it, who knows how long it will be before we can meet him. Given that, we should just let Wanyu leave first,” Gu Hai said seriously.

“Brother-in-Law, I’m not leaving. I do not sense any danger,” Long Wanyu said with a frown.

Gu Hai looked at Long Wanyu and showed a bitter smile. “You might not sense any danger. However, information about the Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty cannot remain hidden for long. Although the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor left earlier, would he give up all that? There is a source of conflict here. You need to leave immediately for your safety.”

“But…” Long Wanyu still felt reluctant.

“Have you forgotten what I said?” Gu Hai said to Long Wanyu in an extremely grave tone as he looked at her.

The demonic phantom in Long Wanyu’s body interjected, “Gu Hai is right. Wanyu, listen to him. Your seer abilities have not reached the point of predicting far into the future. Gu Hai’s analysis is right. Something will happen sooner or later. We should leave as soon as we can.”

Long Wanyu felt conflicted. However, she recalled that she nearly caused Gu Hai’s death the last time she did not listen to him, so she could only nod reluctantly and say, “Alright.”

Gu Hai smiled faintly.

Turning his head, Gu Hai looked at Ye Shenzhen. “Eunuch Ye, you will report everything that happened in Major Metropolitan City to the Qian Heavenly Emperor, right?”

“That’s right. This is a major matter. I will definitely report this to His Holy Eminence as soon as possible,” Ye Shenzhen said gravely.

Gu Hai took a deep breath and said, “My guess is that if Wanyu does not leave now, she soon will not be able to, so we need to move fast.”

“Oh?” Ye Shenzhen felt slightly startled.

At the side, Long Shenwu suddenly narrowed his eyes as he looked at Gu Hai.

“They might take Long Wanyu hostage against the Qian Nation to prevent the Qian Nation from getting involved?” Long Shenwu said seriously.

If not for Gu Hai’s reminder, Long Shenwu might not have even thought of this.

“Indeed. That’s why Wanyu needs to leave immediately. However, Battalion Commander Li and I cannot leave. We have to pretend that Wanyu is still in Major Metropolitan City. I can only rely on Eunuch Ye to escort Wanyu,” Gu Hai said gravely.

“Ah? Brother-in-Law, are you not leaving?” Long Wanyu immediately felt worried.

“It’s fine. I’ll be safe as long as you are safe,” Gu Hai consoled with a smile.

Long Wanyu appeared depressed.

Now, Li Shenji stopped causing trouble. He just wanted to remain in Major Metropolitan City.

Long Shenwu nodded. Gongyang Sheng appeared slightly confused. His Holy Eminence treasures Long Wanyu to this degree?

Ye Shenzhen took a deep breath as he looked at Major Metropolitan City. Eventually, he gave Gu Hai a slight bow.

“Eunuch Ye, what are you doing?” Gu Hai immediately turned aside, dodging Ye Shenzhen’s bow.

“Mister Gu, His Holy Eminence was indeed right about you. You are the only one who fully thought about the princess. Even I did not want to leave this place. However, you are right. Nothing is as important as the princess. I will protect the princess to the best of my ability. Rest assured. If you have anything you need my help with, I will do my best,” Ye Shenzhen said seriously.

“Me? If Eunuch Ye is willing to help, then help me keep an eye on Chaoge City, in case of enemy attack,” Gu Hai said seriously.

“I will not let you down,” Ye Shenzhen immediately agreed.

“Alright. Long Wanyu has to leave. I won’t send her off. I have to return to my residence to see if any of my men got injured,” Long Shenwu said.

Everyone nodded, and Long Shenwu left.

Now, Gongyang Sheng did not wish to leave at all. Gu Hai was not in a position to persuade him, so Gu Hai let him be.

Long Wanyu left sadly to pack her belongings.

“I’m going to have to travel alone again. How irritating!” Long Wanyu grumbled, feeling depressed.

Gu Hai sought out Bing Ji and the others.

“Your Majesty, your earlier Zhang Sanfeng was really incredible,” Bing Ji said with a smile.

“It is just making use of tricks. Purple Subtlety, Longevity, did you manage to eat to your fill?” Gu Hai smiled at the two.

“Eat what? I was about to eat a cow leg when the kitchen collapsed!”

“Indeed. I had not even swallowed that mouthful of wine yet.”

The two appeared depressed.

“Oh! That’s right. Here is the painting you wanted. I can only draw one once every month. You’ll have to make do with it first.” Longevity handed over a scroll of beast skin parchment.

Flop!

Just as the painting was about to unfurl, Gu Hai rushed forward and held it close. Some cold sweat appeared on his forehead. The painting had nearly opened.

“It’s fine. I’ll take my time with it later,” Gu Hai said with a bitter smile.

“Alright.” Longevity nodded.

“Although the kitchen has no more food, I sent some men to buy plenty of food earlier. That should be enough for you to keep eating,” Gu Hai said with a smile.

“Oh? Really? You think of everything!” Purple Subtlety’s eyes lit up.

“That is of course. Previously, you treated me to food. How can I not make sure to fill you two up? However, I do have a matter that I need your help with this time,” Gu Hai said with a bitter smile.

“Oh? Please speak.” The two were extremely polite.

“Long Wanyu is about to leave. Would you two please accompany her and protect her?” Gu Hai asked seriously.

“This matter?”

“Yes, this matter.”

“Don’t worry. As long as there’s food,” the two chirped.

“Many thanks!” Gu Hai said with a smile.

Then, Gu Hai turned his head and looked at Bing Ji.

“Bing Ji, you go with them. Do take note of safety,” Gu Hai said.

Bing Ji remained silent for a while before nodding. She understood that Gu Hai was sending her away for her protection.

After packing everything, Long Wanyu was still disinclined to leave. Even so, she said her goodbyes to Gu Hai.

“Brother-in-Law, return soon,” Long Wanyu said reluctantly.

“Don’t worry. I’ll be back soon.” Gu Hai smiled.

“In that case, I’ll wait for you in Chaoge City,” Long Wanyu said while biting her lip.

“Alright.” Gu Hai nodded.

An immortal crane carriage carried Long Wanyu’s group, weaving through the ruins of Major Metropolitan City.

As Gu Hai sent off Long Wanyu, he let out a long breath. With Ye Shenzhen protecting her, she should be safe, right?

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The Bat Ancestor had brought many bat spirits to Bat Valley to lock down the place where the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor came from. Now, he carefully searched the area.

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Cultivators everywhere quickly worked to restore the city.

Various floating islands slowly returned to the air. Many cultivators used their techniques to summon a drizzle to clear out the dust in the city. Many other cultivators also provided relief for those in need.

Rumble…!

A while after Long Wanyu left Major Metropolitan City, many Yuan Nation soldiers sealed off Major Metropolitan City’s surroundings.

As the immortal crane carriage entered a forest, Ye Shenzhen narrowed his eyes, looking into the distance. “Fortunately, Gu Hai reacted quickly, allowing us to leave earlier. Had we delayed, we would not have been able to leave.”

“That is natural. He is my brother-in-law!” Long Wanyu immediately said cockily.

Bing Ji looked into the distance with a complicated expression. Some worry flashed in her eyes.

Only Purple Subtlety and Longevity thoughtlessly continued eating.

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Major Metropolitan City:

Ye Shenzhen had passed on many Divine Night Guards to Gongyang Sheng to command. During this time, Gongyang Sheng traveled all over the place.

Li Shenji also sent out his Divine Strategy Battalion to study the seal in Major Metropolitan City.

However, Gu Hai remained in his manor. He spent some money to hire several artisans specializing in buildings to fix the grounded floating island. In any case, this money came from Mo Yike as an apology and a thank-you gift in the first place.

After arranging for soldiers around the city walls, Mo Yike rushed over to Gu Hai’s manor.

Thus, Gu Hai and Mo Yike met once again.

“Mister Gu, many thanks for earlier,” Mo Yike said while bowing deeply.

“Mister Mo is being too polite. I only made a fool of myself. With Imperial Emperor Xi Yu making a move, how was I needed?” Gu Hai demurred with a faint smile.

“His Reverence did come out a little late. If not for Mister Gu, many in Major Metropolitan City would have died. I still need to thank you for that,” Mo Yike said with a smile.

“Oh?” Gu Hai smiled faintly, neither denying nor accepting anything.

“I went to the Great Sigh Palace Hall to meet His Reverence earlier. His Reverence already knows about what the Bat Ancestor and Archduke Xi Kang did and has punished them,” Mo Yike said with a smile.

“Ah!” Gu Hai smiled faintly, not saying anything else.

Just some punishment will do?

However, Mo Yike showed a faint, bitter smile and said, “Mister Gu, sorry about that. His Reverence said that he would give an account for the Bat Ancestor’s and Archduke Xi Kang’s rudeness. He is preparing a banquet and invites Princess Wanyu to meet him in the Great Sigh Palace Hall. At the same time, he will apologize to the Qian Nation envoys before all the civil and military officials there.”

“Oh?” Gu Hai raised his eyebrows.

He set up a banquet at the Great Sigh Palace Hall?

Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly. It was as he had guessed. He just did not know whether it was Imperial Emperor Xi Yu who thought of it or whether Mo Yike suggested it. Has the Yuan Nation already started planning on holding on to Long Wanyu to keep the Qian Heavenly Nation in check?

“What a coincidence!” Gu Hai suddenly shook his head.

“Huh?”

“When the Slaughter Nation appeared earlier, the intense murderous intent the soldiers gave off shocked Princess Wanyu. She is currently recuperating, so she cannot attend the banquet. Will Mister Mo report that to Imperial Emperor Xi Yu? Do permit Princess Wanyu to rest for a while and recover her wits before heading to the Great Sigh Palace Hall. Otherwise, she will end up breaching social etiquette,” Gu Hai said with a faint smile.

“Huh?” Mo Yike raised his eyebrows.

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Long Wanyu got shocked and needed to recuperate? Perhaps it was true. However, with Mo Yike’s intelligence, he immediately guessed that Gu Hai was delaying.

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Is Long Wanyu still in Major Metropolitan City?

Mo Yike looked at Gu Hai. Gu Hai showed a calm smile. If it were anyone else, I might have believed him. However, it is Gu Hai before me. I understand his capabilities and believe that he can guess my intentions. Given that, could Gu Hai have already sent Long Wanyu away?

At this thought, Mo Yike quivered internally.

“Princess Wanyu got shocked? How did that happen? His Reverence assigned me to receive everyone. This is my failure. Mister Gu, may I pay her a visit and check on her condition? At the same time, I have to express my apology. Furthermore, my Yuan Nation has many treasures for calming the mind. As long as it will help Princess Wanyu, I’ll bring them over right away,” Mo Yike immediately offered.

Mo Yike wanted to verify whether Princess Wanyu was still around or not.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

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Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by Vampirecat.