Star Odyssey - Chapter 1915
Xi Shuang gritted her teeth. “Lu Yin, what do you want?”
Lu Yin looked up at her. “I already said. Sit. Down.”
Xi Shuang’s expression changed yet again. Finally, she deflated, picked up the overturned stool, and sat down.
If this was back when she had first left the Expeditionary Forces, she would have never been so accommodating given her arrogant nature. But seeing City Master Qing be slapped had been like seeing her own grandfather be slapped. City Master Qing had not had the courage or strength to do anything after being slapped, which meant that her grandfather would be no different.
That scene had been so shocking to Xi Shuang that it had forced her down from floating in the clouds to walking on the earth with mortals once again.
Lu Yin had no interest in bullying a young woman, but there was someone who made Xi Shuang special.
“Where is Xi Gu?” Lu Yin asked.
Xi Shuang answered softly, “He’s been sent to the pass in the Starfall Sea.”
“So even the Expeditionary Forces were sent there?” Lu Yin was surprised to learn of this. “What sort of attitude does the Expeditionary Forces hold towards me?”
Xi Shuang did not know how to answer this question. It was impossible to lie, as she would never be able to deceive Lu Yin, but if she told the truth, how would he react?
Xi Shuang’s face grew pale, and she looked completely helpless.
Lu Yin just laughed. “Forget it. I didn’t mean to pick on you. Call Xi Gu.”
Xi Shuang pursed her lips. “What do you want?”
“I want to talk. What? Are you worried that I’ll reach through the screen and slap him too?”
Puff. Xi Shuang could not help letting out a laugh at Lu Yin’s question, but then she caught herself and immediately glared at Lu Yin. How could she laugh? He was an enemy who was talking about her grandpa! Xi Shuang felt ashamed that she had laughed.
Lu Yin picked up the jug, poured himself another glass of wine, and then poured another one for Xi Shuang. “You aren’t bad. You tried to protect the people of Azure Mansion. Also, you don’t need to worry. I’m not in the habit of bullying girls.”
These words finally caused Xi Shuang to relax a bit. She boldly reached out and took a drink of her wine before glaring at Lu Yin. “My grandpa’s a good man!”
Lu Yin found this an odd reaction. “You should try saying that to the people who hate him, like the technological giants or those orphaned by the slaughters carried out by the Expeditionary Forces.”
“Those people deserve to die,” Xi Shuang retorted. “The Expeditionary Forces uphold the peace of the Human Domain! Grandpa represents the Hall of Honor’s justice.”
Lu Yin lowered his glass. “I’m not idle enough to debate the topic of justice with you. Please just call Xi Gu.”
“Do you hate my grandpa?” Xi Shuang asked as she lifted her gadget.
Lu Yin shook his head. “Of course not.”
This answer surprised Xi Shuang. “Aren’t you enemies?”
Lu Yin grew more serious as he looked at Xi Shuang. “He doesn’t qualify.”
These words made Xi Shuang furious, and she bit her lips hard. She did not want to call her grandfather, but she was intimidated when she saw the steel in Lu Yin’s eyes. She finally let out a snort and called Xi Gu.
A bit of time passed, but eventually, a display appeared and showed a tired looking man. There was a desolate planet behind him in the background. “Little Shuang, why did you call me? Are you already on your way back? What did you buy?”
Xi Gu spoke very gently to his granddaughter. The man was clearly exhausted, but he put on a show of being relaxed. The man did not appear old at all. At worst, he appeared to be a middle-aged man. Despite that, given the number of years he had lived, not only could he be a grandfather, but he could also be the ancestor of an entire clan.
Xi Shuang’s face was pale, and there was helplessness in her voice as she hesitantly replied, “Grandpa.”
Xi Gu really looked at Xi Shuang, and his expression quickly changed. He let out a roar, “Little Shuang, what happened? Who bullied you? Tell me! Your grandpa will kill them now!”
“Can the Expeditionary Forces leave the pass in the Starfall Sea without permission? It seems that General Xi Gu is quite relaxed.”
As this new voice spoke up, Xi Shuang shifted her display to show Lu Yin, who raised a hand and waved. “It’s been a long time, General Xi Gu.”
The general’s pupils instantly constricted when he saw Lu Yin. “Lu Yin?”
A smile appeared on the younger man’s face. “Surprised?”
Xi Gu leaned forward and stared at Lu Yin. “Lu Yin, why are you with Little Shuang? What have you done to her?”
Lu Yin maintained his innocence. “I just happened to run into her and joined her for a drink.”
As he spoke, he poured another glass of wine for both himself and Xi Shuang.
“Little Shuang, don’t drink it!” Xi Gu was incredibly nervous.
Xi Shuang pursed her lips. “Grandpa, it’s my wine.”
Xi Gu was taken aback, and he turned back to look at Lu Yin. “Lu Yin, what do you want? Don’t drag a child into our matters.”
Lu Yin laughed. “She just said that she’s not much younger than me.”
Lu Yin suddenly turned towards Xi Shuang. “Actually, how old are you?”
Xi Shuang dropped her head. She did not want to speak to Lu Yin.
Xi Gu spoke up quietly, “Lu Yin, just what is it that you want?”
Lu Yin stood. “Honestly, nothing. We just happened to run into each other and were just chatting a bit. I simply wanted to find out what’s been happening with you, General Xi Gu, and the Expeditionary Forces. I can see that you’re in good health and will live for a long time. Not bad, not bad.”
He then walked over next to Xi Shuang, and as Xi Gu watched in horror, Lu Yin patted the girl on the head and smiled at the general. “Your granddaughter’s very cute. I’ll make a point to see you again when I have the time.”
Lu Yin then vanished from sight.
“Lu Yin, stop! What did you do?” Xi Gu roared angrily, but Lu Yin was already long gone.
Xi Gu quickly focused on Xi Shuang and anxiously asked, “Little Shuang, did anything in your body change? Do you have any pain? What happened? Quickly, tell me!”
The man was truly worried.
Xi Shuang touched her head, a bit dazed at her grandfather’s reaction. “Grandpa, I’m fine.”
Xi Gu was still in a rush. How could Xi Shuang be perfectly fine? How could she have coincidentally run into Lu Yin? Every action that young man took had multiple intentions behind it, and he had deliberately patted Xi Shuang on the head. How could he not have done anything at all during that time?
“Xiao Shuang, what’s going on? Tell me quickly!” Xi Gu anxiously demanded. He was about to rush over to the Neoverse. Lu Yin had to have done something, and a mere Cruiser like his granddaughter could not sense anything that an Envoy had done.
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There were times when people would overestimate their value. Xi Shuang saw Lu Yin and Xi Gu as enemies, and Xu Gi could only see that Lu Yin had deliberately hunted down Xi Shuang and done something to her to get to Xi Gu himself.
However, Lu Yin really had not done anything at all. If he was forced to explain his actions, he would say that he had delivered a warning.
Xi Gu was simply not worth Lu Yin violating his principles to do anything to Xi Shuang, but a small warning could be enough to intimidate Xi Gu into losing the courage to treat Lu Yin as an enemy.
This was Lu Yin’s level of confidence.
The Outerverse war had revealed Lu Yin’s influence and the strength of the Great Eastern Alliance to the entire Fifth Mainland. He possessed the ability to wage a war on absolutely anyone, and the Expeditionary Forces were too small to count as an opponent.
Qian Zou stepped behind Lu Yin as soon as he left the bar. “Seventh Bro, did you intimidate that chick?”
Lu Yin ignored the question. “Find that auction house. There are other things I need to deal with.”
He then disappeared.
This time, Lu Yin went to the city master’s estate. He had not originally had any intention of having any dealings with City Master Qing, as Lu Yin had not anticipated slapping the Envoy. After news of that slap spread out, no one would dare touch Azure Mansion, as no one knew who was protecting the place.
However, Yao Hong had not given up on getting revenge. She had returned to Gods’ Origin to gather reinforcements, and she was threatening to completely destroy Azure Mansion.
This was not something that Lu Yin could let slide. He wanted to see who would step out from Gods’ Origin to deal with this matter.
In the city master’s estate, City Master Qing was feeling anxious.
“Don’t worry, Father. Gods’ Origin is a monster on the same level as the Cosmic Sect and the Mavis family. Forget Azure Mansion as they are now—not even at Bu Laoweng’s peak would Azure Mansion have dared to offend Gods’ Origin,” Qing Yu said in a vicious tone.
City Master Qing’s eyes flickered. It was natural that he was unwilling to simply accept being slapped, and Yao Hong was even more enraged by what had happened. That was why she had returned to Gods’ Origin to gather reinforcements.
However, could even Gods’ Origin deal with the powerhouse who had protected Azure Mansion? The most important detail was that the person’s identity was a complete mystery. It was a terrible taboo to try to deal with someone without even knowing who they were. How should you go about handling such a person?
Unfortunately, the matter was no longer in City Master Qing’s hands. Yao Hong was one of Gods’ Origin’s Eighteen Gods, and yet she had been slapped so many times while in Azure Mansion. This had not only insulted Yao Hong, but also Gods’ Origin.
Whenever the youths from the Neoverse’s top powers went roaming about the universe, the forces behind them would never interfere in matters involving members of the same generation, but it was a completely different matter the moment someone from a senior generation made a move. Gods’ Origin had to move out and force Azure Mansion to pay a sufficient price for this matter.
Originally, Azure Mansion did not have any powerhouses strong enough to handle this situation.
“Leave,” City Master Qing softly said.
Qing Yu was caught completely off guard. “What did you say, Father?”
City Master Qing continued in the same soft voice. “Leave. Go now. You can’t stay here.”
Qing Yu asked, “How can I leave? Father, if the experts from Gods’ Origin show up and find out that I’ve left, what will they think? Stop worrying, Father. How many people in the entire universe can stand up to Gods’ Origin? It’s better to stand with them against a place like Azure Mansion.”
Of course, City Master Qing understood this, but he was still nervous. He was well aware of the strength of Gods’ Origin, as there was no other reason why he would allow Yao Hong to bully Qing Yu so much. However, City Master Qing was also aware that Gods’ Origin was not invincible. He remembered the recent fight between the Seven Courts’ Xia family and the Cosmic Sect and Eversky Island. That conflict had been planned for countless years, and everything had been instigated by various small matters.
Could this entire situation be orchestrated by someone who wanted to deal with Gods’ Origin? That was not impossible, and if true, City Master Qing wanted nothing to do with the matter at all.
After thinking of this, the city master grabbed hold of his son and prepared to leave. Regardless of how things developed, he needed to disappear. If Gods’ Origin managed to stomp on the person who was protecting Azure Mansion, then City Master Qing would return to make amends. After all, Yao Hong was his daughter-in-law. Still, if things developed as City Master Qing feared, this would turn into a war between top powers, and he would be done for if he got mixed up in it.
He only had one life.
Just as City Master Qing was about to leave, a hand appeared upon his shoulder and pressed him back down.
The Envoy’s expression completely changed. Someone’s here? Since when!
City Master Qing held onto Qing Yu with one hand and slowly turned his head to see who was restricting him. He saw a young man gazing at him with cold eyes. “Where do you think you’re going?”
This youth immediately looked familiar to City Master Qing, and his pupils shrank the moment he made the connection. “Lu- Alliance Leader Lu!”
Lu Yin casually forced City Master Qing into the floor with a hand that rested on the city master’s shoulder. There was a boom, and the entire building collapsed. The overbearing force shoved half of City Master Qing’s body into the floor.
The pain came, and City Master Qing spat out a mouthful of blood. He did not dare to put up the slightest hint of resistance, and he even bit his tongue to stop himself from screaming. He let go of his son and threw Qing Yu away to prevent the youth from being dragged into the chaos.
At the moment, half of City Master Qing’s body had been shoved into the floor, and Lu Yin’s arm had been lowered, as it was still resting on City Master Qing’s shoulder. From a distance, it looked as though City Master Qing was kneeling before Lu Yin.
Qing Yu got to his feet and turned around to see what was happening. Fear painted his face, and he lost all hope as the blood drained from his face. He did not dare to make a single sound, as he was terrified of drawing Lu Yin’s attention.
Lu Yin finally moved his hand and looked down at City Master Qing. “Are you trying to die?”
City Master Qing coughed up blood. His internal organs had been shattered by Lu Yin’s overwhelming strength. “Overseer Lu, please forgive me for this matter.”
Lu Yin glanced over at Qing Yu. “Your son shouldn’t be left alive.”
City Master Qing coughed up more blood, and his face fell. “Overseer Lu, I will shatter his limbs and ensure that he never leaves my home so that he can never harm anyone else again. I beg you, Overseer Lu, to let this go this one time. Please!”