Chapter 991 – Si Qing’s Arrival, Battle for the Asura Field
Li Qingshan also held quite a bit of hatred towards this bastard Si Qing, but it would be far too troublesome to travel all the way to the Dragon province just to get revenge. If Si Qing could travel all the way here and offer himself up for a beating, that would be for the best.
“You’re not worried?”
Originally, Yue Wuyang thought that even if Li Qingshan did not pale in fright after hearing that, his face would sink at the very least. His reaction had been far too unexpected, or perhaps right from the beginning, this man had always been unexpected.
Li Qingshan said, “Worried? How am I not worried?” He was worried he would not come!
“Master, what should he do then?” Han Qiongzhi said in worry.
Antagonising a great cultivator was already bad enough, and he was a prince of Great Xia on top of that. Si Qing had not spent a lot of time as the Marquis of Ruyi, but everyone had gained a deep impression of his vicious nature.
“The easiest way is to just return it to him, or Si Qing will never spare you. After all, he was the one who refined it, so he does technically deserve it. The Great Banyan Tree King you speak of is also an enemy of Great Xia now, so if you mention it to him, it might instead give him leverage over you.”
Yue Wuyang was all serious, still rather unaccustomed to Li Qingshan’s “disrespectful attitude”.
“Thank you for your kind intentions, general, but making me hand over the Asura Field for free is quite unlikely.” Li Qingshan shook his head with a smile.
“There’s another way. Give the Asura Field to me, and I’ll say that I lent it to you. I’ll bear all the blame from Si Qing.”
Yue Wuyang patted the Asura Field in his hand and revealed his true objective. His identity as the Great General King was enough to stave off a crown prince of Great Xia.
“You have nothing to worry about. I, Yue Wuyang, would never take advantage of others or use my own position as leverage over them. The reason why I asked your master to come here was to serve as a witness.”
If Li Qingshan was truly just a Golden Core cultivator, then this would without a doubt be the optimal solution. However, even if it were for luring Si Qing over, he would never hand over the Asura Field, not to mention that the value he held for the Asura Field was something that Yue Wuyang could never be able to compensate for.
“Are there any other ideas?”
“You’ll have to ask your master then.” Yue Wuyang was confident that Li Qingshan would accept this solution in the end.
“What fellow Yue said is quite a good resolution. If you don’t want to give up on the Asura Field, then you can go back to the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga!” the Unraging monk said seriously.
“If Si Qing insists on me handing over the Asura Field, can the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga really protect me?”
Li Qingshan shook his head. If it was Xiao An, then perhaps there was a possibility, but he would probably never receive such treatment.
“I’ll protect you,” said the Unraging monk.
“Thank you master, but I wouldn’t want to trouble you, let alone rely on the protection of others.”
The Unraging monk’s words proved Li Qingshan’s thoughts. The Green province was not a land of wilderness like the Mist province. Even if the five-thousand-year reign of the Great Xia Empire had begun to crumble, it could still deter a sect.
If the Asura Field had belonged to him in the first place, then the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga would have never allowed some outsider to lay their hands on him. However, while Si Qing only was slightly in the right about this, he could make it completely in the right through his identity as a prince. It was impossible for the abbott, the Dauntless monk, to directly oppose him. He might even turn around and persuade Li Qingshan to hand the Asura Field over for a peaceful settlement.
“You’re welcome to consider it carefully before making a decision,” said Yue Wuyang.
“That’s fine. If Si Qing wants to come, then let him come!” When he reached there, Li Qingshan suddenly looked back. “Hasn’t he come already? Speak of the devil.”
The Unraging monk and Yue Wuyang both stood up. They also sensed a tremendous aura rapidly approaching the Han estate. They glanced at Li Qingshan in slight surprise. To think that his senses were actually so sharp.
In a single moment, the aura had enveloped the sky above the Han estate. A cold, dignified voice rang out, “Where be Li Qingshan?”
A man with a golden head ornament and faint-golden robes of coiled dragons overlooked the Han estate. He radiated with a chilling sense of nobility, which diluted his sunken and vicious bearing.
A woman in white stood with her arms crossed beside him, holding a delicate, jade folding fan in her hand. She had a slight smile on her face. Her hair was tied up into a simple ponytail. She did not possess the same airs as the man, but she did have her own sense of aloofness and gracefulness.
“Si Qing, long time no see!” Li Qingshan arrived outside and said after a pause, “And commander Gu.” Sure enough, after all these years, she had also undergone the third heavenly tribulation. Her current elegance surpassed that of her past self.
“Commander Li, the third crown prince wanted to see you, so I brought him over. You’re not going to blame me for this, are you?” Gu Yanying smiled.
“Why would I? I can’t even thank you enough.” Li Qingshan asked with a smile, “May I ask why the third crown prince is looking for me?”
Si Qing gazed at the Unraging monk and Yue Wuyang behind Li Qingshan and held back his killing intent. He said as straightforwardly as possible, “Hand over the Asura Field, and I’ll forget about the grievances between us. Otherwise…”
He stopped there, putting his threats on full display.
“What grievances do we have? Don’t tell me you refuse to admit your defeat from back then?” Li Qingshan turned around and took the Asura Field back from Yue Wuyang, tossing it into the air casually. He immediately attracted Si Qing’s attention, who blurted out, “My Asura Field!”
“No, it’s my Asura Field.” Li Qingshan corrected him.
“Li Qingshan, where did you get the Asura Field from?” Si Qing questioned.
“I found it on the side of the road. Why do you care? As the old adage goes, finders keepers!” Li Qingshan could not even be bothered with explaining.
Si Qing ground his teeth as he fumed inside. Ever since he underwent the third heavenly tribulation and went from being a regular prince to a crown prince of Great Xia, no one had dared to talk to him like that anymore. The viciousness in his eyes shone brightly. If it were not for the Unraging monk, he would have killed Li Qingshan on the spot.
“I’ll give you one last chance. I’m going to count to three. Hand over the Asura Field, and I’ll treat it like nothing’s happened at all. One!”
“Two!” Li Qingshan followed up with a smile.
“Three! If you have something to say, do come down and say it, fourth prince. If my disciple has offended you in some way, just put up with it! As his master, I regularly have to put up with him too.” The Unraging monk chuckled, patting Li Qingshan on the shoulder.
Li Qingshan warmed up inside. It definitely was not just for say when the Unraging monk said he would protect him.
“Do you plan on covering up a fault, Unraging master?” Si Qing asked.
“Covering up a fault! What faults does my disciple have?” Even if he’s disrespectful, arrogant, and ignorant, that’s still better than massacring the innocent for personal interests!” the Unraging monk said.
“You!” Si Qing’s face changed, and he clenched his fists. However, the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga was quite powerful right now, and they had close ties with the King of Chu’s estate, so it was not like he could turn against him over a single mocking remark. Even if he turned against him, he probably was not the Unraging monk’s opponent.
“A’qing, let’s just go down. If there’s anything you have to say, you can take your time,” Gu Yanying said to Si Qing.
“Yanying, you brought me over at a time like this because you don’t want him to die, isn’t that right?” Si Qing communicated secretly.
“Perhaps!” Gu Yanying did not give him a direct answer.