Taking advantage of Tang Yin’s hostage, Wu Mei told off the Ning soldiers around them fiercely. She urged the horse to come to Tang Yin. She pointed at Yu Shang with the spiritual sword in her hand and asked in a serious tone, “Who are you?”
“I…I…” Yu Shang was as timid as a rat. Tang Yin alone was enough to scare him to his core, yet now it came another enemy general fully suited in a spiritual armor. He was trembling and stuttering in fright.
Wu Mei was not in the mood to be patient with him, she slammed his head with the flat of her spiritual sword and shouted, “Spit it!”
“I… am Yu… Yu Shang!”
Tang Yin didn’t know who Yu Shang was, but Wu Mei knew him well.
After Yu Shang said his name, her body was shaken. She widened her beautiful eyes and scrutinized Yu Shang from top to toe, then asked doubtfully, “The third prince of Ning State, Yu Shang?”
The third prince? Tang Yin was shocked. He couldn’t help but looked down at the shivering and pale Yu Shang. He knew that the young man he had caught was not a random guy, but he never expected him to be the prince of Ning State. It was just too unexpected for him.
“It’s…is me!” Yu Shang nodded blankly, then his eyes rotated, pretending to be calm and said, “Since you know who I am, I… I think you should better let me go right now. Otherwise…”
“Ha ha–” Before he could finish his words, Wu Mei laughed at the sky and breathed a sigh of relief to herself, Looks like I won’t have to die!
She couldn’t think of any way and means for Tang Yin to catch Yu Shang, but as long as the third prince of Ning State was held hostage by them, he could guarantee the safety of her men until they returned to Tongmen.
At this time, she was completely relieved. She nodded to Tang Yin, smiling to him and praised, “General Tang, I made a right decision in trusting you. You’ve made a great contribution this time!” After that, she didn’t wait for Tang Yin’s reply but looked at Yuan Kui. She raised her voice and asked, “Are you General Yuan Kui?”
Yuan Kui was secretly shocked. She wouldn’t be some unimportant character as she can call out my full name right away. He said in a deep voice, “Yes, I am. Who are you then?”
“Wu Mei!” Wu Mei laughed softly.
Ah! It turns out that she is Wu Mei! Yuan Kui was no stranger to Wu Mei. He had long heard the rumors about the noble families of Feng State, and Wu Mei from the Wu family. She was also a well-known figure among the younger generation of the Wu family.
Yuan Kui secretly sighed, the situation was exactly like how the saying goes, if the first step was wrong, every step after would go wrong too. If it wasn’t for Prince Yu Shang to be caught by them first, all the enemies here would have no chance to escape. He would even make a great contribution by capturing Wu Mei alive. As for now, he could no longer ask for any merits but only hoped that he wouldn’t make another mistake anymore. He would be grateful to God if he could get Yu Shang back safely.
He took a deep breath and said, “General Wu, as long as you ask your man to let go of our prince, I can guarantee with my reputation to your safety and let all of you go immediately.”
Wu Mei giggled and shook her head slowly.
Yuan Kui put on a gloomy look and asked coldly, “General Wu, you don’t believe in my words?”
Wu Mei shrugged and said calmly, “Now, I won’t believe in anyone. General Yuan, to put it frankly, all I want is to bring my subordinates back to Tongmen safely. By that time, Your Royal Highness will be returned to you unscathed!”
Yuan Kui’s old face was gloomy and he asked in a scary tone, “There is no room for negotiation?”
Wu Mei didn’t answer, just turned to look at Tang Yin.
Tang Yin was smart. Wu Mei didn’t need to tell him with words and he understood what she meant just by looking at her eyes. His hand that was holding Yu Shang’s neck tightened slightly but did not exert too much pressure. Yu Shang was already wailing in pain and swaying his limbs.
Yuan Kui, who was not afraid of anything, was afraid that Yu Shang would actually get injured. Seeing that, he leaned forward instinctively, then he pulled the reins and backed off a few steps. He raised his hands and hurriedly said, “Okay, okay, that’s fine, as long as you don’t hurt the prince, I will accept your terms!”
“Sweet!” Wu Mei smiled sweetly, “In this case, we will not stay any longer. General Yuan, see you next time!” After finishing the conversation, she signalled to everyone, “Let’s go!”
Watching Wu Mei and Wu Ying led Tang Yin and others passed through the checkpoint, rushing towards Tongmen, several Ning generals came up to Yuan Kui and asked him nervously, “General Yuan, are you serious? We’re really letting them go just like that?”
“What else can I do?” Yuan Kui looked around at the crowd and said clenching his teeth, “Your Highness is in their hands. If anything happens to him, none of us could afford the loss!”
The Ning generals looked at each other, and no one could say anything.
Yuan Kui frowned, bowed his head and thought for a moment. He gave an order to a general who was close to him, “The third prince has fell into the hands of the enemy, it is of great importance, and we can’t hide it anymore. I want you to ride to the second prince now, so His Royal Highness can get prepared sooner.”
“Understood!” The general received the order. He did not dare to delay any further, immediately turned the horse’s head and rushed to the direction of Tongmen.
After he had left, Yuan Kui did not rest but he led thousands of soldiers to chase after Wu Mei’s army.
As for Tang Yin and others, all of them let out a sigh of relief after they escaped from the Ning State checkpoint.
Wu Mei dissipated her spiritual armor and revealed her original appearance. She was smiling and looked at Tang Yin with her beautiful eyes. She said, “General Tang, it’s all thanks to you that we can get out of trouble successfully this time!”
Tang Yin was indifferent to Wu Mei’s charming and seducing appearance; Yu Shang who was lying on horseback couldn’t take his eyes off Wu Mei’s face. Without him knowing, his mouth widened and was almost drooling. He had temporarily forgotten that he was currently held hostage by them and was in danger.
“I have to thank General Wu’s leadership, thoughtfulness, and strategy. However, I hope that the next time General Wu will not arrange such a daunting task for me.” The first half of the sentences was sarcasm, but the second half was the truth. No one would be stupid enough to take the role as cannon fodder willingly, and he was no exception.
As they spoke, he took off his Ning’s armor and tore off a strip from his innerwear, then he wrapped it around his waist casually.
Until then, Wu Mei realized that Tang Yin was bleeding non stop from his ribs, even to the point of dying his pants red.
Before she could ask, Qiu Zhen had urged the horse to run over, stretched his neck and said nervously, “Big Brother Tang, are you injured?!”
He didn’t have a horse initially, but he was lucky enough to get one that Tang Yin had brought over with him when he came to Wu Mei.
“Nothing, it’s just a small wound.” Tang Yin lifted his lips and didn’t care too much.
He was an assassin before this, and it was a common thing to get hurt. He had even experienced more serious injuries than these. Not to mention that he was a Dark Spiritual practitioner now, he had the dark Reiki that could speed up the healing of wounds. It was just that those were two deep wounds and it would cost him a lot of Reiki to heal it. They were still in a dangerous situation that he didn’t dare to waste too much Reiki.
Wu Mei took a deep look at Tang Yin. She reached for the pocket in front of her chest and took out a small bottle. She threw it to Tang Yin and said, “Catch this.”
Tang Yin reacted very quickly, he caught it subconsciously. He looked down at it and asked, “What is this?”
“Oh, thank you!” Tang Yin unplugged the bottle cap and was about to swallow the content. Wu Mei leaned forward and grabbed his wrist first.
Tang Yin looked at her confusingly.
Wu Mei couldn’t help her chuckle. She looked down at Tang Yin’s wounds and said with a smile, “This medicine is not to be taken orally, it is for external application.”
Tang Yin blinked and then blushed. He flung her hand away and whispered in dissatisfaction, “You should’ve say it earlier!”
He poured the medicine on the palm of his hand, applied it on his wounds, then he wrapped the wounds again with the strips.
Wu Mei rode side by side with him. She got a clear look of his wounds. Both wounds were caused by the kind of weapons like a spear. The wounds were not big but were extremely deep. If an ordinary person had such a heavy injury, they wouldn’t be able to get up, let alone riding a horse. However, Tang Yin seemed to have no feeling, he didn’t frown even when he was applying the medicine; he didn’t let out any sound.
If it was not that he couldn’t feel pain, it was that his willpower was too strong! Wu Mei was confident with her experience in judging and reading people’s minds, but she couldn’t get to understand Tang Yin. She didn’t know what kind of person he was, but the more he acted this way, the more curious she got.
“How did you catch Yu Shang?” Wu Ying on the other side of Wu Mei suddenly asked.
This was her first time talking to Tang Yin.
Tang Yin took a moment to realize that she was talking to him. He thought about it and said, “Maybe it’s because of my luck!”
“Luck?” To capture the enemy’s chief among tens of thousands of enemies, he would definitely need a lot of luck. However, Wu Ying had a feeling that Tang Yin was not just relying on luck.
“He… he could use sorcery!” Yu Shang finally found the opportunity to interject, and said loudly.
The two sisters Wu Mei and Wu Ying were both glamorous, but they had the opposite temperaments. One of them was hot, and the other one was cold. Each of them had their own fascinating beauty. Yu Shang got his courage back in front of these two beautiful women.
“Sorcery?” Wu Mei and Wu Ying looked at Tang Yin.
Yu Shang swallowed the saliva and said, “At the time he was clearly in front of me, but I’m not sure what sorcery he had used to sneak behind me. Otherwise, it’s impossible for him to…”
With a crisp sound, Yu Shang’s words were interrupted by it.
Tang Yin slapped hard on his head. He said with a blank expression, “Shut up. We don’t need your explanation here.”
Yu Shang lifted his eyes and glanced at Tang Yin. He looked into the eyes of Tang Yin that were cold and without any emotions. A chill went down his spine and he shut up immediately, and dared not to say anything more.
Wu Mei and Wu Ying got interested in it. As they were about to ask Tang Yin, he interrupted, “What should we do with him? Do we kill him or let him go?”
Wu Mei smiled beautifully. Her smile was mesmerizing. However, her words after it were so terrifying that Yu Shang had almost fainted after hearing it.
“Of course we’ll not let him go! Wait until we get back to Tongmen safely, then we’ll bring his head to the King back in the Salt City! Although we are suffering from a great loss in this battle, we got the third prince of Ning State in return. We gain some and we lose some, this is at least a form of compensation.”