Chapter 423: It Begins (2)
Protecting the people and giving them inspiration was originally what Gong Yimo wanted to do herself, but Gong Jue was a step ahead of her. Gong Yimo smiled lightly at Gong Jue’s back. His clothes billowed in the wind and he never once looked back, but his upright spine was filled with arrogance and indifference, which somehow gave her a sense of security.
How many years has it been? This was the first time she felt cared for, and this feeling…she didn’t feel resistant to it at all, surprisingly.
Instead…it felt somewhat nice.
Gong Jue, he’s really grown up to the point where he could finally protect her.
But this would not be a smooth journey. Soon, someone came to block Gong Jue’s way again, and they clearly had more men with them than last time.
One side was eager to intercept and slaughter them in broad daylight, while the other side wanted to protect the people until they arrived at the palace, but no one dared come out to interfere. With that, it was easy to see the complexities and turmoil between the higher-ups and the matter of Gong Yimo’s return, so most people chose to remain neutral and watch, waiting as the events developed.
With the assassins here to block the way once more, some people still felt afraid, but with Gong Jue standing at the front without moving, the others did not move either as if they had been fed a pill of courage. Some were even glaring at the assassins, eyeing them with disgust as if they were traitors to the nation.
When they saw Gong Jue at the very front, the assassins hesitated for a moment. They have heard of Gong Jue’s methods even if they’ve never experienced it themselves, especially when they saw a sword appear at his hand at some point, they actually flinched!
Suddenly, another group appeared from the rear! There were quite a lot of people amongst them as well. Gong Jue thought they were also people who came to intercept them and narrowed his eyes. It was difficult for him to guarantee the safety of the people under a pincer attack, but that didn’t bother him, it bothered his imperial sister!
However, afraid of being mistaken, the second party actually shouted to them from afar.
“My lord! We have come to help by the Empress’ will!”
“The Empress?” Gong Jue had originally wanted to refuse as he didn’t need anyone to help him, but after looking to Gong Yimo beside him, they can interfere if they want, as long as they could avoid any unnecessary deaths that would make Imperial Sister unhappy!
And so, he kept his sword and said, “You have my thanks!”
Thus, what was originally a group of assassins versus Gong Jue turned into a fight between the assassins and the Empress’ undercover guards. Gong Jue took a detour from the rear and continued onwards!
Seeing that neither of the two groups could even touch Gong Yimo’s side, Gong Jue was impatient! He wanted to obtain Gong Yimo, but it was probably hopeless to wait for those wastes to raise chaos, so he might as well do it himself!
On the other side, Long Hanyan sneered. “You should have done that from the start! The Empress does not keep waste beside her.”
She was so disappointed to see that those people could not even beat the Empress’ men. Don’t even mention touching a single hair on Gong Yimo’s head, Gong Jue never even had to make a move! They only came out to make a fool out of themselves!
But Gong Jue was clear that this was just the appetizers. The truly powerful ones were still to come.
Seeing that the imperial city was just a short distance away, Gong Jue suddenly stopped. At this moment, many people suddenly appeared in all four directions!
They were all filled with a murderous aura, and they were clearly elites!
A faint smile curved Gong Jue’s lips. They really are going all out.
And, after seeing all these people appear, the commoners all began feeling scared, especially when they saw the countless drawn bows on both sides of the streets. And, these cold arrowheads were all aimed at them!
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