The First Order - Chapter 1179
Chapter 1179: Late night visitors
If Qian Weining knew that the Berkeley family’s patriarch would make use of Melgor’s backing from the House of Norman, he would never have reported it no matter what. He was willing to fight for the Knights of the Inferno’s glory, but that did not mean that he was willing to get sent to his death.
As soon as Melgor returned, Qian Weining was informed that the civilian members of the caravan could return to York County by themselves. However, the Knights of the Inferno led by Qian Weining were to escort Melgor to the Norman family.
Along the way, they would have to avoid the Tudor family’s cataphract scouts before cautiously moving northwards.
When Qian Weining thought of the danger involved, his scalp went numb.
In the middle of the night, a slender but agile figure sneaked out of a room and moved steadily like a lizard, sticking close to the wall with ease.
At this moment, the Knights of the Inferno led by Qian Weining were stationed at every corner of the relay station. However, these soldiers did not notice the figure that had blended in with the darkness. It was as though the night attire worn by that person was tailormade, even having a light-absorbing property in its material.
The infiltrator seemed to know the shadows on the walls like the back of their hand, as well as the patrol rotation schedule of the garrison troops.
Whenever a soldier’s gaze swept over, the infiltrator would immediately hide in the shadows. After the soldier turned his gaze away, the infiltrator would immediately dart ahead five to six meters.
The infiltrator quietly arrived at a window and took out a thin rope to hook open the latch on the inside of the window.
But the moment the infiltrator leaped into the room, she suddenly felt a cold sharpness pressing against her neck.
Ren Xiaosu chuckled, “Don’t move, or you’ll die.”
“Can you bear to kill me?” Chen Jingshu started chuckling as well.
“I’m not falling for that.” Ren Xiaosu said in seriousness, “The Riders in the Central Plains are all upright people. Why do you Sanctuary members resort to tricks like seduction?”
Chen Jingshu’s expression turned cold. “An assassin’s glory is to kill the target at all costs. Anything else can be used as tools for us.”
Ren Xiaosu slowly withdrew the black saber and stepped back. He only stopped when he was three meters away from Chen Jingshu. He said slowly, “What are you looking for me for? It’s no longer peaceful at the relay station now. You’re really quite bold.”
Chen Jingshu stood by the window. As the moonlight shone from behind her, her graceful figure was accentuated by the night attire she was wearing.
Previously, Ren Xiaosu thought she was a slightly plump middle-aged woman. However, he did not expect that it was just a disguise for her.
After all, who would worry that a slightly plump middle-aged woman was an assassin?
“Do I look good?” Chen Jingshu asked with a smile.
“Not too bad.” Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “But I won’t stare long.”
“Why not? What’s there to be scared of?” Chen Jingshu asked.
“It’s not that I’m scared, but I need to uphold my principles.” Ren Xiaosu put the black saber away into the palace. “Don’t tell me that you came here in the middle of the night just so that you could show me your figure?”
“Why are you standing so far away?” Chen Jingshu raised an eyebrow.
“Don’t you know that it’s improper for men and women to be in close proximity of each other?” Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “I already have someone that I like, and I might be getting married when I return to the Central Plains after my work is done here.”
Chen Jingshu wondered, “Aren’t all men fickle-minded? Impulsiveness is in your instincts.”
Ren Xiaosu replied seriously, “It’s precisely because men are instinctively impulsive and seek desires that make loyalty an even more valuable trait. It might take a one in ten million chance in life for someone to meet the right person. My life is actually not that good, so I have to cherish it when I meet the right person.”
“Alright, I’ll stop teasing you.” Chen Jingshu said a little disinterestedly, “I know Melgor was summoned to Winston Cathedral by the Berkeley family’s patriarch today. What did Michel Berkeley want with him?”
“He wants Melgor to pass a message to the Norman family. As for what it is, I won’t tell you that yet.” Ren Xiaosu said, “The caravan will tell y’all to return to York County by yourselves tomorrow. Let’s meet again when we’re in Ghent City.”
Chen Jingshu frowned. “No, we’ll head north together with you and Melgor. We received new instructions from our organization that we must ensure your safety.”
Ren Xiaosu was taken aback for a moment. When Chen Jingshu said they had to ensure his safety, there was no mention of Melgor at all.
Therefore, Zhang Haoyun should have relayed the conversation they had that night, and the Sanctuary believed he was someone they had to protect.
This was good news to him. Although Ren Xiaosu did not need anyone to protect him, the Sanctuary had given him a very clear message.
Ren Xiaosu thought for a moment and said, “Y’all better not come along to protect me. First, there’s no reason for you to continue following the trade caravan northwards. Second, you’re not strong enough to protect me, so you should protect yourselves first.”
When Chen Jingshu heard this, she choked. “Don’t look down on us.”
“I’ll be frank with you. I was the one who caused the incident in Winston City a few days ago. I killed those 62 sorcerers of the Winston family. I’ll give you a chance now to rephrase your words and rethink your plans,” Ren Xiaosu said.
Chen Jingshu only took a second to think before answering crisply, “I’ll see you in Ghent City.”
Chen Jingshu finally understood how strong this young man was. To be honest, Chen Jingshu would not find it strange even if someone were to tell her in ten days that the Norman family’s patriarch had suddenly died. She thought to herself that even the founder of the Sanctuary probably did not have this level of power! Just what kind of monster was Ren Xiaosu?
“How do I get in touch with y’all when I get to Ghent City?” Ren Xiaosu said.
Chen Jingshu replied, “When you get to the blacksmith’s workshop on Baker Street, someone will contact you.”
With that, the female assassin was about to sneak back to her room when someone suddenly knocked on the door. “Ren Xiaosu, open up. It’s Melgor.”
Chen Jingshu glanced out the window and saw a group of patrolling soldiers in the relay station passing by. There was no way she could leave now.
“Hide behind the curtains,” Ren Xiaosu said helplessly.
After that, Ren Xiaosu went to open the door for Melgor. “What’s the matter?”
“I’m still a little flustered.” Melgor mumbled, “Think about it, we’ll have more than 600 soldiers of the Knights of the Inferno watching us once we start our journey tomorrow. How can we escape at that time? So why don’t we just run away tonight?”
Ren Xiaosu snapped at him, “Why are you always thinking about running away?”
As soon as he said that, someone knocked on the door again. Immediately after, Qian Weining said outside the room in a low voice, “Are you still awake? I would like to talk with you alone.”
Ren Xiaosu was stunned. What the hell was going on in the middle of the night? Why were there visitors coming to his room one after another? ‘Has everyone gone crazy?‘