The Inducement (3)
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Only true soldiers would willingly die for their king. Never had it been another way round, where the king would sacrifice his life for his men.
Yun Yanli gazed at him intently. “Do you want to live or die?”
“To live, of course,” the man did not hesitate as he answered.
“There is only one way you will survive. Pledge your loyalty to me and join my forces. A clever man should know what his best option is. If you are willing to work for me, I shall spare your life and give you the chance to do great things. In the Shura World, no one is more powerful than me. Once I unify the entire Shura World, I will appoint you as the ruler of the continent, if you work well. By that time, you can do whatever you please.”
The man shook his head in disapproval. “Your offer does not sound quite right to me. If I were to become the new king of the Shura World, what would you do? After all the hassle that you have gone through, would you choose to walk away and travel the world like a free man?”
“Of course not! My goal is not to rule the Shura World. I want to be back in heaven and be the new emperor there. What do you think about my offer? I will only offer it once. Don’t blame me for missing the chance. If you pass, I will torture you severely and hang your body at the city gate to warn others against committing a similar crime.”
The squid man’s options were clear. One path would lead the man straight to his death. The other would possibly guide him down a luxurious, successful path. Hence, Yun Yanli was confident that the man would take his offer. After all, devils were born to be sly and greedy. Di Fuyi had only been the Devil King for six months. How loyal could the man be after six months of service?
With enough interest, he believed that he could make the man change his mind. The man was not a fool, and Yun Yanli could see how smart and cunning he could be. He was definitely the kind of man who was easily lured by personal gains.
When Yun Yanli was done listing out his terms, he kept quiet while waiting for the man to make a decision. The man did not say anything for the next five minutes. He then broke his silence when he smilingly said, “You are only offering me the chance because you need to know the location of the Devil King and Miss Gu.”
“I will not deny it, but I also appreciate your talents.”
“Would you believe me even if I told you?”
“Try me,” Yun Yanli said briefly.
“They are at the bottom of the sea.”
“Nonsense. There is no refuge there. With their current abilities, they will not be able to survive that long underwater.”
“Silly! The Devil King can always activate a wizardry barrier to keep the water out. The wizardry barrier could also shield him from being visible to others.”
Yun Yanli was convinced that it could be a possibility. “Do you know where they set up the wizardry barrier?”
“I have no idea about the exact location, but I do know roughly where they are located. If you search for them carefully, you should be able to find them.”
There was a complicated look in Yun Yanli’s eyes that made it difficult for the squid man to understand his true intention.
“As I said, you would not believe me even if I told you,” the man dismissed himself with a wave.
Yun Yanli studied the man intently as if trying to see beyond his skin. The man did not even try to avoid Yun Yanli’s intense gaze. He seemed to have nothing to hide.
“What is your name? What species are you?” Yun Yanli asked some irrelevant questions.
“Kun Yunzhan. I am a dragon,” the man answered accordingly.
Yun Yanli had never expected that the man would turn out to be a dragon. He finally understood why the man was so talented.
Yun Yanli said nothing more. He proceeded to take out his directed audio spell and sent some orders to his men, “Go to Leguo City and search the entire place.” He then continued to describe the physical appearances of Di Fuyi and Gu Xijiu to help his men with their search.
Kun Yunzhan listened to the command with a smile. He knew that Yun Yanli would not take any risks and would search both places inside out.Soon, Yun Yanli ended the directed audio spell and was ready to dive into the water again, along with the net. “You are coming with me. If we find them, this will be your first achievement.”
In the end, Yun Yanli had spent the entire night searching for his two prey, but the result was fruitless. There was not even the slightest trace of their presence.