Chapter 50: Assassination (4)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Ye Qingtang smiled. “I am aware of the Qin Luo Pavilion’s rules and respect all of you. If you help me to get rid of the Great Elder and assist my father in regaining his authority, the Ye family will remember this favor and will definitely return it in the future. How can this return of favor be measured with merely ten thousand gold?
Ye Qingtang’s words stumped the four men.
The Ye family was one of three greatest family clans in Lin Town, and its possessions were unfathomable. To the three great family clans, ten thousand gold was indeed just a drop in the bucket.
They merely had a monetary deal with the Great Elder. But if they took on Ye Qingtang’s request, not only were they able to get forty thousand gold, but the Ye family would also owe them a favor in the future. What they could earn in and out was not just a tiny amount!
Instantly, the four people from the Qin Luo Pavilion weighed the pros and cons quickly. When they turned to look at Ye Qingtang, the murderous intent in their eyes before was replaced with a smile.
“We understand what Young Lady Ye means. We’ll accept your request! Rest assured, since we accepted your request, we’ll carry out your order.” The black-clothed men who were initially out to kill Ye Qingtang were now full of smiles as though they changed their faces.
“I’ll trouble you all, then. The Ye family won’t forget your help today,” Ye Qingtang said with cupped fists.
“Rest assured Lady Ye, we will get rid of the Great Elder now.” Then, the four men left together and headed for their new target—the sinister Great Elder of the Ye family.
After the four of them left, Ye Ling, who had been beside Ye Qingtang this whole time, finally opened his mouth.
“Tang Tang, you…” Ye Ling looked at his daughter with a weird expression. He originally thought that he would definitely die today, but unexpectedly, Ye Qingtang was actually able to turn the situation around and even got the Great Elder in a fix.
“Don’t worry, father. I’ll never allow anyone to harm you ever again.” Looking at Ye Ling who was safe and sound, she felt the guilt from her previous life fading away.
“I know that the Great Elder has evil intentions and was plotting to snatch the position of the family master away, but I did not expect… he would actually be this vicious and hire someone to take my life.” Ye Ling frowned as a mix of emotions surged within him.
“The Great Elder is far more evil than others. Since second uncle is ending his seclusion tomorrow, he was deeply afraid that second uncle and you would join forces. Thus, he wanted to get rid of you in advance,” Ye Qingtang said.
Ye Ling sighed and shook his head. “The four people from the Qin Luo Pavilion were strong, but the Great Elder isn’t weak himself. Plus there are many guards around him. I’m afraid…”
Just as Ye Ling’s words left his mouth, a noisy hubbub was suddenly heard in the courtyard, and a faint smell of blood diffused in the wind.
Ye Ling and Ye Qingtang exchanged glances and headed towards the courtyard immediately.
Fighting sounds came directly from the courtyard that the Great Elder stayed in. Outside the courtyard laid many dead bodies, and the guards that were originally guarding outside the Great Elder’s courtyard had all died.
“To be able to kill so many people around the Great Elder in such a short time, the people from the Qin Luo Pavilion are indeed skilled.” The more Ye Ling looked, the more fearful he became. Had Ye Qingtang not rush there in time, the person lying in a pool of blood would have been him.
Ye Qingtang took a look and did not say anything. Just as she was about to enter the courtyard with Ye Ling, she suddenly saw the miserable-looking Great Elder flying away from a side of the courtyard. The people behind the Great Elder initially wanted to chase after him but slowly stopped in their tracks upon seeing Ye Qingtang.