The lady’s expression changed just as she took a look. She passed it to her companion next to her and said quietly, “Turns out to be that bastard Zhao Yuan.”
Obviously, she was no stranger to the murdered Ning state commander.
The lady looked at Qiu Zhen with interest and asked, “Did you kill this person?”
Qiu Zhen shook his head like a rattle and said repeatedly, “No, no, not me. He was killed by Big Brother Tang!” He pushed Tang Yin out hurriedly.
The lady laughed and reevaluated Tang Yin. Tang Yin could be said as a handsome man with a lot of talent. He also had an attitude that was generous and unrestrained. The natural curl at the corner of his mouth made him seem like he was smiling, yet his eyes revealed an indifference that was impossible to overlook. There was even a hint of devilish light that shone from them, the kind that was not at all frivolous and luscious.
She looked at Tang Yin for a long time and asked softly, “What is your rank?”
Tang Yin said, “I’m just a soldier.”
En? The lady didn’t dare believing his words, nor could she believe his words. For an ordinary soldier to be able to kill the famous commander of the enemy was an enormous deal.
Seeing her disbelief, Qiu Zhen followed to say, “Big Brother Tang is indeed an ordinary soldier, but he is also a spiritual practitioner!”
That’s weird. The lady’s doubts got deeper. If she remembered correctly, Emperor Feng had already issued multiple announcements on recruiting Feng state talents who practice spiritual arts. If Tang Yin was a spiritual practitioner and had the heart to fight, why didn’t he go to the talent recruitment center, but instead chose to become an ordinary soldier?
She closed her eyes and paused for two seconds, and then opened them in a sudden. A sudden burst of light shot out of her beautiful eyes and fell straight on Tang Yin. The spiritual art skill she used was – <Insight>. This wasn’t a skill to attack, but to spy on the other person’s spiritual practice.
Her unexpected use of <Insight> toward Tang Yin was trouble for him. As expected, after staring at Tang Yin for a moment, the lady’s facial expression changed as she screamed, “A dark spiritual practitioner!”
The general who was by her side was also shocked and stared blankly at Tang Yin. It’s just that her expression was too indifferent that people couldn’t really tell what she was thinking.
After hearing the words ‘dark spiritual practitioner’ from the other party’s mouth, Tang Yin took a step back subconsciously. At the same time, he raised his right hand and put it on the sword bearer on his waist.
In Yan Lie’s memory, the light spiritual practitioners were fire, and the dark spiritual practitioners were water. How could fire and water coexist? For spiritual practitioners of two opposite parties to meet one another was exactly like the meeting of two enemies. They would never give up without fighting till either one of them died.
Now, the two generals in front of him were both light spiritual practitioners. He could also sense that there were many spiritual practitioners present around him. It seemed that he would have to start an inevitable vicious fight with the other party if he wanted to keep his life.
Feeling his hostility and his thick murderousness, the smile on the charming lady’s face broadened. She asked, “Why? You don’t want others to know that you’re a dark spiritual practitioner?”
Tang Yin confronted her gaze without the slightest fear. He squinted his eyes and didn’t answer.
“Don’t you know? A few years ago, Emperor Feng had already given out an order to no longer execute dark spiritual practitioners. As long as they are able to show their loyalty toward the country and join the army to kill enemies, they are pillars of the country.” Seeing Tang Yin’s confused expression, she smiled again, “You really didn’t know? Could it be that the reason you have yet to go over to the talent acquisition center is because you’re a dark spiritual practitioner?”
What’s a talent recruitment center? What kind of order did the Emperor Feng issue? Tang Yin couldn’t understand at all, and didn’t know what she was saying.
Seeing that Tang Yin was silent for such a long time, Qiu Zhen mediated the situation by saying, “That’s the reason why, it’s definitely because of that. Big Brother Tang, this is great. Since they have this order, you no longer have to hide your power!”
The truth is, he too had never heard that Emperor Feng had issued such order. He wasn’t a spiritual practitioner himself, and didn’t care about things regarding this matter. Plus, there weren’t many dark spiritual practitioners left in this whole world. The light spiritual arts had complete occupance, almost no one would care about an order that wasn’t related to them.
Oh! Turns out that the dark spiritual arts have been accepted by the Feng state! This was indeed out of Tang Yin’s expectation. Plus, he couldn’t feel any killing intent from the other person’s body. His alert state relaxed slowly, and the hand that was holding the sword was also lowered slowly.
The charming lady smiled brightly, exclaiming in silent that she was lucky to be able to pick up such treasure on her way back to the country. She took in a deep breath, her beautiful face showed sudden seriousness as she said, “Tang Yin, You killed Zhao Yuan and have made a great contribution. What reward would you like?” Without giving Tang Yin a chance to speak, she continued, “How about this, it’s a coincidence that my third infantry regiment is lacking a commander of a thousand. How about you take up the role?”
The third and fourth infantry regiments of Feng State had always been the Wu family’s direct army, and could be said to be the pro-arms of the Wu family. It already wasn’t easy to be able to obtain any official role, not to mention about becoming a commander of a thousand, which was even more so a position that many great talents fought for.
Qiu Zhen knew that Tang Yin would get a reward, he just didn’t expect for the reward to be such a huge one. His expression was a hundred times happier than Tang Yin who was just standing still blankly. He poked Tang Yin’s rib with his elbow hurriedly and said anxiously, “Hurry! Thank General Wu, hurry!”
Tang Yin smiled bitterly. He had never intended to stay in the army for long; he just wanted to leave the Feng and Ning state’s battlefield, keep his life, return to Feng state, leave the army at once and then think of a way to return to his original world. Now that the other person wanted to give him the position of a commander, it would be equivalent to trapping him in the army. How could he?
“This, I’m afraid…”
The charming lady didn’t give him the chance to reject, and didn’t care if Tang Yin accepted it. She said immediately, “We are in deep danger now, our situation is critical. We can skip the courtesies, let’s just set it this way. It’s just that I’m not able to give you a troop (a thousand people), so just be in charge for the soldiers in your original group for now!” After she finished, she clasped the horse’s stomach with her legs, waved her hand in a forward direction and cheered, “Go!”
The military order was like a mountain. With the big lady’s order, the stalled military camp began to move forward again.
Tang Yin didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry as he looked at her, walking past him riding on a big horse. He had never seen such an arrogant woman who wouldn’t even give others a chance to speak.
“Big Brother Tang, congratulations to you. No, I should call you the commander of a thousand!” Qiu Zhen stood next to Tang Yin with a huge smile while making a congratulatory hand gesture repeatedly.
Tang Yin gave him a side eye and looked down. He said leisurely, “I’m not interested in this commander position.”
Qiu Zhen glimpsed, and then smiled, “Right right right. It has to be big, what great is a commander? Big Brother Tang will need to be the head of the army in the future, a general!”
Tang Yin couldn’t understand where Qiu Zhen’s confidence in him came from. He was too lazy to say more to him, and just sighed.
Although he didn’t talk, Qiu Zhen’s mouth didn’t quit. He said continuously, “Big Brother Tang, hurry and issue an order!”
Tang Yin was stunned, “Order? What order?”
“Of course it’s the order to promote me to be your assistant. Didn’t we talk about this earlier? I will always follow you, and you will always bring me by your side.”
“Have we said that?” Tang Yin was amused and asked, “I only said I’ll bring you along, but I didn’t say ‘always’, right?”
“We have, I’ve definitely remembered it correctly!” Qiu Zhen said shamelessly with a straight face.
“…” Tang Yin had nothing to say. Plus, he didn’t even care about his title as the commander of a thousand that fell from the sky, how would he care about who his assistant was?
At this time, a young general walked toward Tang Yin with a white horse. After he approached him, he first introduced himself, “My name is Wu Yi, I am the leader of the third regiment.”
Tang Yin looked at the approacher who was in his early thirties. He had a medium build, slightly darker skin, and looked honest. If he was the leader of the third regiment, he would then be his direct superior. Tang Yin nodded and said, “General Wu, glad to meet you!”
Wu Yi was from the Wu family, but he wasn’t related to them directly. He was an easygoing person. He looked up and down at Tang Yin and said with a smile, “There is no need to call me general in private. We’ll all be one of our own from now on. I see that I’m a little older than you. You can call me Big Brother Wu, and I’ll call you Brother Tang!”
Tang Yin had no comment. He smiled faintly, “Rather faithful than respectful.”
Wu Yi nodded with satisfaction. It was especially important in times of war for the superiors and inferiors in an army to share the same faith. Although he was a leader of a regiment, it was necessary for him to maintain good relations with the commander of a thousand under him.
He said, “During our rest tonight, I’ll give you a new military badge and uniform. As for your men, I really couldn’t do much. This war had been fought too badly. From the twenty thousand over people from the third and fourth regiments, the ones in front of you are the ones left.” As he spoke, he shook his head with sadness on his face.