Chapter 117 – Turbulent Times (17)
Translated by: Rysbow
Edited by: Surjit, Krithika
TLC by: Shiro
The silver moonlight shone bitterly.
“General!” The thirty thousand soldiers cried out excitedly.
On the high platform, the three lieutenants’ eyes lit up again. Liu Chuan, Chen Si, and Zhou Cheng picked themselves up and walked towards Xuan Yuan Che and Liu Yue. They got down on their knees. “We are at your command, general.”
“At your command, general.” The thirty thousand soldiers knelt down. The whole training court went silent; the atmosphere was simply majestic.
Under the frosty moonlight, through the Tiger army dressed in black, Xuan Yuan Che and Liu Yue walked through heroically.
The Left Minister’s eyes widened in shock. Looking at the two figures walking through the army, he rubbed his eyes. How was this possible? How was this possible? They were dead! How could they appear here? Impossible, absolutely impossible! The Left Minister shook his head and took a step back.
The shock in his eyes at seeing them alive completely revealed his hideous nature.
“How bold of you, Left Minister! How dare you try to undermine my authority?” Xuan Yuan Che stepped onto the platform. He looked coldly at the Left Minister, whose face wasn’t looking very good.
Although he looked worn out, Xuan Yuan Che’s presence was still a sight to behold.
Liu Yue rested curled her hand around Xuan Yuan Che’s arm. She stood beside him and stared at the Left Minister. Her gaze was so frozen cold that it sent chills down his spine.
“Surprised to see us?” She asked, her menacing gaze locked on to the Left Minister.
“No… no… yes, um, no…” the Left Minister stuttered. His hands started to tremble.
Beside him, General Fei and Crown Prince Xuan Yuan Cheng were left speechless. Caught in a wildfire that burned for three days and three nights, yet they still survived. Were they really humans?
The night wind blew. It was the beginning of summer, yet it was chilly.
The Left Minister shivered. But as an experienced politician, he quickly regained his composure. He held up the decree in his left hand. “The Crown Prince and I are here today by the decree of the Emperor. These three lieutenants rejected the Emperor’s decree; and disobeying the Emperor is an unpardonable offence punishable under the law.”
Xuan Yuan Che frowned. He didn’t wait for Left Minister to read the decree. Instead, he snatched it from his hand and opened it.
As he finished reading, Xuan Yuan Che let out a loud laugh. He tossed the decree back to the Left Minister, and proclaimed , “I, the king, am not dead. Therefore this decree is invalid, and if it is invalid, there is no reason for punishment.”