Eclipse Hunter V3C8: A Wounded Beast’s Fury

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Chapter Eight: A Wounded Beast’s Fury—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by J Tao & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

The restaurant in the suburbs was decorated simply and elegantly, giving it a relaxing ambiance. However, there were no servers inside, just two groups of people on either side of a table. The atmosphere was tense as a bowstring and the situation could deteriorate at any moment.

“It’s been a long time, Sun Emperor.”

Bai Lian Yue took the initiative to speak. His voice was cloying as honey. He even threw some flirtatious looks at Ri Xiang Yan. Behind him stood four modified humans, standing ramrod straight without any trace of expression on their faces.

“It really has been a long time.”

Ri Xiang Yan smiled faintly in response, then gently called out, “Yue Ya’er.”

Hearing that, Bai Lian Yue was stunned. He couldn’t help blurting out, “Ah Yan, you…”

But as he began to speak, he noticed the Sun Emperor’s ruby red eyes. Although the Sun Emperor was smiling, those eyes weren’t those of the proud but silly Ah Yan. Instead, they were the eyes of the scheming Sun Emperor as he faced an enemy, wearing a façade.

Seeing that, Bai Lian Yue gave a bewitching smile and said, “So you still remember me. Yue Ya’er’s heart is moved. I had thought that Yue Ya’er was beneath the Sun Emperor’s notice!”

Ri Xiang Yan laughed. “How could that be? I’ve never forgotten the beautiful way you brandished your whip.”

“Teeheehee. I never knew the Sun Emperor was such a sweet talker!”

“How could it compare to your sweet face?”


Why does it feel like these two are reminiscing to the point that it sounds a little like an old couple flirting with each other, but the room temperature’s slowly dropping? Standing behind the Sun Emperor, Elian and Eli both thought that there was something really wrong about the mood between these two people.

Bai Lian Yue stopped flirting. He smiled faintly and said, “Even the sweetest faces are unable to capture the smallest bit of the Sun Emperor’s attention. Getting the Sun Emperor to spare a glance at my face is even more difficult than running the entire Purple Moon Alliance.”

Hearing this, Ri Xiang Yan knew that pleasantries were over and he should now get to the point. He quietly sighed, “Is it necessary to oppose me just because of some past differences? I don’t want to see the economy descend into chaos because of our fighting. No one would benefit from that.”

Bai Lian Yue snorted in response.

It was as if Ri Xiang Yan had not taken notice. He continued to speak gently, “Yue Ya’er, it truly was my fault back then. I should not have forgotten you. I am sorry. We should reconcile and stop hurting each other. How is that?”

Hearing that, Bai Lian Yue smiled mirthlessly. He thought to himself, The Sun Emperor is indeed worthy of his name. First, he discusses not wanting to fight from the cost-benefit analysis perspective of a businessman, then says that the true reason is because of old ties. Either way, he hasn’t said a word about the hostage from start to finish. Is that to make me think I captured a useless hostage?

If he hadn’t discovered Dark Sun’s identity as the Sun Emperor’s younger brother, then perhaps he would have been deceived!

What a pity. No matter how clever the act or ruse, it was impossible to hide the truth from him. Ri Xiang Yan had told him personally that the reason he had become the Sun Emperor, the reason he had become the god of the business world, was to find a single person—his dìdi!

Saying that Ri Xiang Yan didn’t care about his younger brother… Ha! Saying that he doesn’t care about the world’s destruction would be more believable.

“Sun Emperor, if you say it like that, I want to make peace too!” Bai Lian Yue smiled ingratiatingly. “I will return An Te Qi to you. However, I can’t do anything about the bodyguard. He tried to escape, so I was forced to kill him!”

Ri Xiang Yan abruptly stood up. His eyes were wide and staring, and his face was white as a sheet of paper.

Seeing that, Bai Lian Yue sighed inwardly. As he had thought, only that little brother could make the Sun Emperor lose his composure. Bai Lian Yue deliberately spread open his hands and shrugged, innocently saying, “Oh my! Sun Emperor, it was just a bodyguard. Why are you so concerned?”

Hearing that, Ri Xiang Yan forced a smile and slowly sat down, forcing himself to calm down. Bai Lian Yue couldn’t have killed Ah Ye! He sent a photo of Ah Ye, not An Te Qi, so he should know that he needs Ah Ye to threaten me. Therefore, he wouldn’t kill Ah Ye. He’s just trying to scare me. He’s just trying to scare me…

Ri Xiang Yan was ninety-nine percent sure that Ah Ye was still alive, but he was still so afraid that he was shaking slightly. Even he couldn’t help laughing bitterly at himself in his mind. Am I really the Sun Emperor? Even a bluff could scare me so badly.

Seeing that Bai Lian Yue’s smile had widened, Ri Xiang Yan knew that he could no longer hide his weakness. He huffed and said in a low voice, “Speak. What do you want for his release? Don’t forget, destroying your Purple Moon Alliance isn’t a difficult feat for me.”

“If you want to destroy it, then destroy it. Do you think I really care about the Purple Moon Alliance?” Bai Lian Yue’s expression was indifferent.

At that moment, Ri Xiang Yan had an ominous feeling. He remembered the bombing of the building and how the perpetrators hadn’t cared about potentially ruining the world economy. There were very few enemies like this who didn’t care about maximizing profit and would cause destruction indiscriminately. He calmed himself and asked, “Then what do you want?

“What do I want?” Bai Lian Yue blinked and said, “Don’t tell me you still don’t know?”

“What?” Ri Xiang Yan frowned. He didn’t quite understand what Bai Lian Yue wanted to do.

“I want… Heh heh… Hahaha! You still don’t understand?” Bai Lian Yue first started chuckling, then his laughter grew wilder and wilder. Finally, he couldn’t help laughing maniacally, “I want you to suffer! Sun Emperor, I want you to be in more pain than I was in after you were done using me and completely erased me from your mind! Hahaha!”

“You’re mad!” Ri Xiang Yan heavily slammed his hand onto the table. He bellowed, “I don’t have time to listen to your ravings! Where is he?”

Behind the Sun Emperor, Eli closed his eyes when he heard the Sun Emperor ask that question, focusing completely on reading Bai Lian Yue’s mind. He tried to read Ri Xiang Ye’s location…

“Beneath your feet.” Bai Lian Yue indifferently replied.

Ri Xiang Yan froze. W-What does that mean? Is it a trap? Or…

“It’s true!”

At this moment, Eli was somewhat panicked as he said in a low voice, “H-He even has nuclear warheads stationed underneath us!”

Although he was speaking quietly, he was still heard by everyone present. Everyone aside from the four emotionless modified humans behind Bai Lian Yue jumped in fright.

“Oh?” Bai Lian Yue couldn’t help casting a few looks at Eli. He raised a slender eyebrow and said, “This child is quite interesting. There is no need to worry. Even if they detonate, I guarantee that we will be unharmed. As for the people beneath us… Heh! There’s no need to mention the ashes. Have you ever seen what it’s like when a nuclear warhead explodes? People are vaporized in an instant!”

Vaporized… Pain shot through Ri Xiang Yan’s heart. He roared, “If you kill him, I will never let you get away with it!”

Bai Lian Yue shrugged with open hands. “That’s nothing to me. If I can see the world’s most exquisite expression of pain on your face because you lost your beloved dìdi, I’ll die with no regrets!”

Hearing that, Ri Xiang Yan had an expression that couldn’t be any uglier. His face was dark as he asked, “What exactly do you want?”

“Haven’t I already said? It looks like the Sun Emperor doesn’t have a particularly good memory.”

Ri Xiang Yan was silent for a while. Then he said, “Release him. You can take me and torture me all you want.”

Hearing that, Bai Lian Yue showed a beautiful smile. “Deal. Follow me downstairs. Then I’ll release him.”

Ri Xiang Yan hesitated for a moment. What if he was captured, but Bai Lian Yue didn’t release Ah Ye?

Seeing Ri Xiang Yan’s hesitation, Bai Lian Yue just smiled faintly. “There’s nothing for you to worry about. I have only ever wanted you. Once I have you, as far as I’m concerned, he’s useless.”

Ri Xiang Yan glanced at Eli. After Eli nodded to show that Bai Lian Yue was speaking the truth, Ri Xiang Yan deeply sighed and said, “I understand. Then take me to see my dìdi. I want to see you release him with my own eyes.”

“That won’t be an issue.” Bai Lian Yue’s mouth rose up in a faint smile. He stood up and gestured for the Sun Emperor to go on ahead.

“Sun Emperor!” Elian shouted in a panic. Don’t tell me we’re just supposed to watch as Ah Ye’s big brother is taken away?

Ri Xiang Yan turned his head to glance back at Eli. Eli felt as though a megaphone had gone off by his ear, and almost fainted from the shocking volume of Ri Xiang Yan’s inner voice.

Wait aboveground to support Ah Ye. Once you meet up with Ah Ye, immediately take him away from here. Let Bill handle the rest. Just help me watch over Ah Ye. Even at risk of your lives, you must not let him come rescue me! Do you understand?

Eli was so dizzy that he had to grab Elian to keep himself from falling. His head hung low, but he nodded slightly.

Seeing that, Ri Xiang Yan shifted his gaze. He indifferently said to Bai Lian Yue, “Let’s go.”

Bai Lian Yue looked suspiciously at Eli. Although he couldn’t guess what Ri Xiang Yan’s thoughts were, he remembered how frenzied the Sun Emperor had looked just a moment ago when he heard the lie that his little brother had been killed. Bai Lian Yue guessed that Ri Xiang Yan wouldn’t dare to do something brash and risk his brother’s vaporization.

“This way, my beloved Sun Emperor.” Still, Bai Lian Yue didn’t dare to take him lightly and pressed him on. He wouldn’t be able to truly relax until the Sun Emperor had completely fallen into his hands.

Ri Xiang Yan indifferently glanced at Bai Lian Yue before walking past him like a haughty aristocrat. His mannerisms were like those of an invited guest, rather than a soon-to-be prisoner.

“Dark Sun has escaped?”

Bai Lian Yue had just brought Ri Xiang Yan down to the underground base when he immediately heard his subordinate’s report. Neither person could hold back the odd expressions that crossed their faces, especially Ri Xiang Yan. Even the corners of his mouth were twitching uncontrollably. He hadn’t expected Ah Ye to escape on his own. Aren’t I just making trouble for myself?

Bai Lian Yue’s smile didn’t reach his eyes as he leered at the Sun Emperor, and said, “This is fine. I don’t need to release him, since he escaped by himself. Shouldn’t you be able to rest easy now?”

Ri Xiang Yan turned his head away, not rising to the taunt.

Bai Lian Yue muttered to himself, It was strange how easy it was to catch Dark Sun earlier, almost as if he walked into the trap in order to save An Te Qi. “Has An Te Qi been rescued yet?”

The half-kneeling subordinate reported, “Mr. An Te Qi is still in the laboratory.”

Bai Lian Yue said, “Kill him.”

Ri Xiang Yan said, “Kill him!”

As soon as these words were said, Bai Lian Yue looked at Ri Xiang Yan oddly. He had actually said to kill An Te Qi as well?

However, having An Te Qi around was a huge benefit for Dark Sun, whether it was by providing maintenance after combat, modifications to further strengthen him, or even the creation of other modified humans. It would also be conducive to saving Ri Xiang Yan himself. If Dark Sun came with other modified humans and coordinated with them, they could possibly rescue Ri Xiang Yan. Therefore, it was natural that Bai Lian Yue wanted to kill An Te Qi, but why would the Sun Emperor also want to kill him?

Seeing Bai Lian Yue’s expression, Ri Xiang Yan coldly huffed and said, “Traitors must die.”

“Even if he’s very useful?” Bai Lian Yue arched an eyebrow. A businessperson would naturally want to use every resource until it was completely expended. It was truly a waste to abandon something useful.

Ri Xiang Yan icily said, “If a useful person isn’t loyal, it’s better to kill them. If they betray me, their talents would benefit my enemies instead.”

“So that’s how it is.”

Bai Lian Yue nodded. The Sun Emperor truly was the Sun Emperor. Was this all to uphold the reputation of the god of the commerce world? Or was he actually bluffing? Maybe he wanted Bai Lian Yue to think that he wanted to kill An Te Qi so that Bai Lian Yue wouldn’t want to kill An Te Qi anymore?

“In that case, how about I allow you to personally execute this traitor yourself?”

Ri Xiang Yan faintly smiled. “That couldn’t be better.”

Bai Lian Yue scrutinized Ri Xiang Yan’s face several times. Just like always, that handsome face contained nothing but arrogance. It’s impossible to tell what he’s thinking!

Even though he had become a prisoner, Ri Xiang Yan never once bowed his head. Even as he gave the command to kill, his expression didn’t change. Knowing what this kind of person was thinking was impossible even for someone with the ability to read minds!

“Then please come with me, Sun Emperor.”

A trace of tenderness came across Bai Lian Yue’s face. He’s just the same as always! Most young masters from rich families would have been pitching a fit in the face of hooligans about to beat them up, but Ri Xiang Yan had still been completely unruffled as he said that he wanted to experience the feeling of being hit… Heh!

Ri Xiang Yan walked in front, his attitude completely unlike a prisoner’s. Bai Lian Yue walked behind and to the right of him. Naturally, following behind them were the four modified humans created by An Te Qi. It was like a king going to survey his lands.

Each time they reached a fork in the road, Ri Xiang Yan would look out of the corner of his eye at Bai Lian Yue, who would naturally point him in the right direction.

When they reached a certain electronic door, Bai Lian Yue walked up to it, then took out and swiped a card. The electronic door opened.

As expected, An Te Qi was inside. It was hard to tell if it was because of their sudden appearance, but he seemed rather flustered. He even had a strange expression on his face as he asked, “Ri Xiang Yan, why are you here?”

“It’s been a while, An Te Qi.”

Ri Xiang Yan faintly smiled in greeting. This faint smile made An Te Qi’s hair stand on end, and he felt a strong sense of foreboding.

“We’ll cut the small talk. You must have had an idea what would happen when you betrayed me, right?” Ri Xiang Yan was still smiling, but the derringer was in his hand and pointed at An Te Qi.

Bai Lian Yue gave him a side-eyed look, but he didn’t seem to care about the gun and let his prisoner continue carrying it.

Seeing that, An Te Qi suddenly had a huge change in his expression. He shouted, “S-Stop! Ri Xiang Yan, don’t kill me. At least, not right now…”

Hmph! As though Ri Xiang Yan would listen to his words. With a cold arrogance, he raised the silver pistol and said, “Farewell, An Te Qi.”

A gunshot rang out, but there was someone who was even faster than the speed of sound. A blur shielded An Te Qi’s front, but because things had happened so suddenly, he was forced to stop the bullet with his arm.

Ri Xiang Yan’s eyes were wide. He almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the person who had taken a bullet for An Te Qi. The bullet he had fired had actually hurt his…

“A-Ah Ye! What are you doing here?”

Ri Xiang Ye didn’t reply. All these unexpected events happening one after another left him unable to react. Why is Gēge here? And he’s standing next to Bai Lian Yue. It looks like he isn’t being coerced either? Does Gēge want to kill An Te Qi-bàba that much?

Seeing that Dark Sun had unexpectedly appeared here, Bai Lian Yue deftly drew his whip and suddenly struck, knocking the gun Ri Xiang Yan was holding to the ground. Then, with another lash of the whip, he curled it around Ri Xiang Yan’s neck.

“Don’t move, Dark Sun!”

Once Ri Xiang Yan was under his control, Bai Lian Yue ordered the four modified humans to cover them from the front so that even someone stronger than Dark Sun wouldn’t be able to run off with Ri Xiang Yan.

Bai Lian Yue’s actions caused the dazed Ri Xiang Ye, who was at a loss as for what to do, to vanish. He was replaced by Dark Sun, the strongest bodyguard. He stared at Bai Lian Yue, simultaneously and rapidly trying to determine how to save Ri Xiang Yan.

“Dark Sun, I want you to kill An Te Qi! Kill him now!”

Bai Lian Yue screamed. He had already seen that Dark Sun’s left hand was destroyed. Without An Te Qi, it would be difficult for it to be repaired completely. He thought that he absolutely could not give An Te Qi the opportunity to treat Dark Sun.

“Stop…” Ri Xiang Yan cried out in alarm. You can’t let Ah Ye kill people! Especially the An Te Qi-bàba he likes so much! He’ll be in anguish!

The whip in Bai Lian Yue’s hand tightened so Ri Xiang Yan hard a hard time breathing, let alone speaking. Ri Xiang Yan could only use his hands to desperately pull at the whip, wanting to call out and stop his little brother from killing someone.

“Kill An Te Qi, Dark Sun, or I’ll break your brother’s neck!”

Hearing that, Dark Sun instantly turned around, nails extending from his right hand and gleaming with a cold light. His target was the person he had selflessly tried to protect earlier.

“Ah Ye…”

An Te Qi despaired as he looked at the emotionless Dark Sun. He knew that Dark Sun would mercilessly eliminate anything that could bring harm to his master. Unfortunately, he was currently one of those things.

Knowing his fate was sealed, he just let out a sigh in his heart. Then, as Dark Sun blocked him from sight, he silently mouthed to Dark Sun that the Death Scythe was in Bai Lian Yue’s study.

Even though he still remained expressionless, two teardrops fell from Dark Sun’s face. The nails kept drawing closer to An Te Qi…

“Ri Xiang Yan, I’m going to give you some final advice.”

Faced with death, his words held no malice. He sincerely said to Ri Xiang Yan, “If you keep treating your little brother like a baby bird who has to be protected, then the events that transpired today will continue to happen.”

Hearing that, Ri Xiang Yan’s heart skipped a beat. But he still viciously glared at An Te Qi with a look in his eyes that said “None of your business.”

Heh! The unfathomable and untouchable Sun Emperor is really just a dumb big brother who doesn’t know how to educate his little brother. An Te Qi thought humorously. But, following that, he felt a sharp pain in his chest…

Dark Sun’s cold yet tear-streaked face was right in front of him, and Dark Sun’s hand was even closer: it had directly pierced his chest. This injury looks like it’s… An Te Qi raised his head to look. More and more tears were falling down Dark Sun’s face, and even the hand in his chest was shaking slightly…

This really f***ing hurts. Against all odds, Dark Sun somehow hadn’t instantaneously killed him. It’s probably because I’m too important to him, so he couldn’t directly kill me off. Even though I’m very touched, this still hurts like hell!

“Ah Ye, can you… Ugh!” … Hurry up and let me die? I’m really in a lot of pain!

An Te Qi hadn’t even finished speaking when Dark Sun’s charred left hand slammed into his chest, knocking the wind out of him. He fell to the ground, unmoving. It was impossible to tell whether he was dead or alive.

Dark Sun turned around to say, “Report: Mission complete!”

Ah Ye!

Ri Xiang Yan saw his little brother’s face streaked with tears, right hand stained with blood, and left hand charred black… He felt like his heart was being torn apart by this scene. The majestic Sun Emperor felt like screaming.

How? How did Ah Ye end up like this?

“Are you in pain, Sun Emperor?” Bai Lian Yue suddenly pulled Ri Xiang Yan’s face close with the whip, captivated by his expression of pain.

“What a fascinating expression. As expected of the little brother who consumed your thoughts back then. Only he could make you show such a beautiful expression.”

You damn freak! It’s all because of you! You covered him in injuries and caused my Ah Ye to be in this much agony! Ri Xiang Yan’s eyes were a raging inferno.

“Heh!” Seeing the look in Ri Xiang Yan’s eyes, Bai Lian Yue coldly laughed, but ignored him. He raised his head to say to Dark Sun, “Dark Sun, destroy your right hand.”

Dark Sun froze. His left hand was already partially destroyed. If his right hand was also…


Bai Lian Yue tightened the whip further. Immediately, Ri Xiang Yan found himself unable to breathe. His entire face began to turn red. However, he didn’t care about the fact that he was about to suffocate. Instead, he was desperately crying out in his heart, No, stop, don’t harm him! Don’t harm Ah Ye!

Dark Sun conducted a simple assessment of the situation. With the four modified humans that had been personally modified by An Te Qi and the master having fallen into the hands of the enemy, there was nothing he could do to rescue the master under these circumstances.

He could only temporarily obey the enemy’s orders. Since they commanded him to destroy his right hand, they probably were not planning to kill him for the time being. As long as he was still alive, he could still come up with a way to save the master.

Dark Sun extended his hand, then violently smashed it against the wall. A tremendous sound rang out, and his right hand was grotesquely distorted in an instant.

Even so, Bai Lian Yue still was not at ease even after seeing this. He instructed his four modified humans, “Break his legs.”

The four modified humans moved simultaneously. Dark Sun retreated several steps in hesitation. Without hands, he could still move. If his legs were broken, then it would be exceedingly difficult for him to escape, much less to save the master.

But he looked at Ri Xiang Yan, and in the end, didn’t resist. He allowed the four modified humans to throw him to the ground as they pummeled and kicked him. He only did his best to protect his vital organs, trying as hard as possible to minimize the damage done so that he would still have a chance to save the master later.

Ah Ye. Don’t hit Ah Ye… Ri Xiang Yan was being strangled so much that his face was red, but his eyes were still fixed on his little brother’s suffering. He could only feel an iciness that spread from his heart to his entire body. Don’t hit my Ah Ye. Please, I would give anything. Just don’t hurt him…

“Sun Emperor?”

As the beating continued like this for a while, Bai Lian Yue suddenly felt a weight against his hand. At that moment, he realized the person in his grasp had unexpectedly fainted. A strange look came across his face. Why is it that one person was brutally beaten, but it was the other one who fainted?

“Enough. Retreat.”

Bai Lian Yue saw they were almost finished with their beating. If they stayed in this place any longer, the Sun Emperor’s reinforcements might arrive.

He carried the unconscious Sun Emperor with one hand and glanced at Dark Sun, lying on the ground. Dark Sun’s injuries seemed extremely severe. He tried to get up several times, but because both his hands were so heavily damaged, he couldn’t even use them to prop himself up.

Bai Lian Yue picked up a silver derringer off the floor—Ri Xiang Yan’s. He smiled coyly and pointed the gun at Dark Sun, who was still struggling on the ground.

“Come now, cute little Dark Sun-xiǎodìdì. Just two more shots should be good enough. You know how paranoid I am. You’re so strong. If I don’t have you at death’s door, I just won’t be able to rest easy!”

Dark Sun gazed at the mouth of the gun and saw a spark…

“M-Mr. An Te Qi?”

Who’s calling my name? Is it Ah Ye? Is it time to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Uh, maybe it’s a midnight snack. Ah Ye’s gone out a lot to eat midnight snacks with his friend Ezart lately, and he never forgets to bring me back a huge pile of food.

An Te Qi slowly opened his eyes. Everything was a sea of white. But this wasn’t anything strange. He always worked too long on his experiments. He had passed out on several occasions and had to have Ah Ye carry him back to the bedroom. Whenever he woke up, it felt about the same as this.

He blinked a few times, and his vision finally came into focus. The sea of white began to turn into a white ceiling and some sort of light fixture. This doesn’t seem like my room? It looks more like a hospital room. He lifted up his left hand, and as expected, there was an IV drip attached. He really was in a hospital.

“An Te Qi-bàba, you finally woke up!”

An Te Qi slowly looked in the direction of the voice. Several faces were happily staring at him. He frowned and said in a raspy voice, “Eloise…”

“Hooray! An Te Qi-bàba called my name.”

Eloise was overjoyed. She suddenly hugged Eli and spun around in circles.

Faced with An Te Qi’s blank stare, Elian began to explain, “Mr. An Te Qi, you’ve been injured. You were close to never waking up again. The doctors were saying that even if you did regain consciousness, there was a high probability that you would have been in a vegetative state.”

Hearing that, An Te Qi dazedly thought, Is that so? It’s not a big deal. Every time I pass out in the lab, I always feel like I’m never going to wake up again. But… Eloise, you’re not allowed to call me Bàbà! Even Ah Ye is one kid too many!

Eloise anxiously asked, “But, An Te Qi-bàba, what exactly happened? What about Ah Ye?”

“Huh?” An Te Qi rolled his eyes and said in a hoarse voice, “I was going to ask you guys what happened. Have Ah Ye and his brother been rescued?”

Hearing that, the three people’s expressions grew solemn.

“Ah Ye and the Sun Emperor have both gone missing.”

“What?” An Te Qi frowned. He asked, “What about the Sun Emperor’s all-purpose computer?”

All-purpose computer… Should mean Kyle. The trio didn’t know if they should laugh or cry. That’s a really fitting nickname!

Elian sighed and explained, “It’s already been a week. Secretary Kyle has the entire Purple Moon Alliance under his control, but he can’t find Bai Lian Yue. Bai Lian Yue should have the Sun Emperor and Ah Ye.”

“Can’t find…” An Te Qi coldly said, “Are you sure it’s not ‘doesn’t want to find?’ As long as the Sun Emperor isn’t here, Kyle is the Sun Alliance’s leader. He could do anything he wanted!”

“Even if the Sun Emperor is here, doesn’t Kyle do everything already?”

That’s true! The people standing in the hospital room all nodded in agreement.

Eh? Everyone turned to look. Standing in the hospital room’s doorway was An Te Qi’s aforementioned all-purpose computer.

Kyle was dressed in a well-ironed Western-style suit with a briefcase in his left hand. He was even carrying a fruit basket for patient visits in his right hand. He walked over, put the fruit basket on a table to the side, and pulled out a laptop. As he typed on the computer, he asked, “I need to know everything you know so it will be easier to rescue the Sun Emperor and Young Master Ri Xiang Ye.”

An Te Qi coldly laughed. “Is that a good thing? Once you rescue them, you’ll be back to being the Sun Emperor’s obedient all-purpose computer. Or is it that you can’t relax, worrying that the Sun Emperor will be back one day, so you absolutely have to find him and shoot him dead yourself?”

Kyle’s expression didn’t change even slightly, even after he heard those words. He typed into the computer as he said, “Mr. An Te Qi, don’t worry. Everything you have thought of has definitely been considered by the Sun Emperor, a seasoned veteran of the business world. Since even the Sun Emperor trusts that I won’t betray him, what do you have to worry about?”

Words like those really left An Te Qi speechless. He raised his eyebrows but didn’t voice any further doubts. He began to retell what happened that day.

“I don’t know much. That day, Ah Ye suddenly appeared before me…”

“An Te Qi-bàba!”

An Te Qi was engrossed in an experiment when he suddenly heard someone calling him. That nickname and voice sound just like Ah Ye!

“Damn!” He mocked himself, “Has it been too long since I last ate? To think I heard Ah Ye calling me…”

“An Te Qi-bàba, over here!”

An Te Qi stiffened. The air vent above his head clamored. Then, a teenager dropped down from above, landing next to him.

“A-Ah Ye? Why are you here? How did you get here?”

Ri Xiang Ye giggled and said, “I came to save you! I finally found you, An Te Qi-bàba. We better hurry and go!”

Hearing that, An Te Qi was dumbstruck. He lowered his head to look but saw Ri Xiang Ye’s charred left hand. He was shocked. “How did it end up like that?”

Ri Xiang Ye waved his left hand, saying, “It couldn’t be helped. To escape, I had to sacrifice my left hand. But it’s O.K.! As long as I have An Te Qi-bàba, this injury will be fixed in no time.”

Looking at the state the hand was in, An Te Qi frowned and said, “Let me treat this for you this first. After I finish treating it, you should hurry up and leave. It’s too dangerous here.”

“An Te Qi-bàba, you’re not coming with me?” Ri Xiang Ye became distressed.

“I…” An Te Qi hesitated, but he still sighed and said, “Ah! I can’t leave this place. I betrayed you. Your brother definitely won’t forgive me. Once I leave here and he finds me, he’ll definitely kill me.”

“He won’t!” Ri Xiang Ye loudly interrupted An Te Qi. “Gēge promised me that he won’t kill Bàba!”

An Te Qi dubiously asked, “Really?”

Would the Sun Emperor really forgive someone who betrayed him?

Even Ri Xiang Ye wasn’t sure. He could only bravely say, “No matter what, I won’t let Gēge kill you!”

Seeing that, An Te Qi knew that Ri Xiang Yan truly hadn’t pardoned him. He was silent for a moment before he said, “I’ll treat you first. Then we’ll see.”

“Oh.” Ri Xiang Ye nodded and obediently extended his left hand. He thought, Even if Bàba doesn’t want to leave, I’ll just knock him out and take him with me. Then Bàba can always stay with me so Gēge can’t kill him.

An Te Qi was just about to take out his instruments to examine Ri Xiang Ye’s injury when he saw that the electronic door had begun flashing non-stop. It was the signal that someone was about to come in.

“Ah Ye! Outside…” He cried out in alarm.

But Ri Xiang Ye’s reaction speed was even faster. He had already darted away, dashing behind a cabinet off to the side.

Then Ri Xiang Yan and Bai Lian Yue had entered, intending to take his life…

“Ri Xiang Yan fired at me and Ah Ye rushed out to block the bullet. After that, Bai Lian Yue grabbed Ri Xiang Yan, then threatened Dark Sun to kill me. He really did attack. I passed out after that, so I don’t know anything!”

Even though he was lying on a bed, An Te Qi still managed to shrug. He didn’t have any expectations that Kyle would be able to find any clues from what he had said. He knew that these words weren’t the least bit useful in finding the Sun Emperor and Ah Ye.

After hearing him speak, they all fell silent.

After a while, Kyle indifferently said, “Young Master Ri Xiang Ye expertly avoided your heart. Otherwise you would have died on the spot.”

An Te Qi huffed. “You don’t have to tell me that. I’m a doctor. You think I’d hold a grudge against Ah Ye for trying to kill me? You should instead tell me about why you have control over the whole Purple Moon Alliance, yet you still can’t find two people!”

Once that was mentioned, Kyle’s voice became extremely resigned. “The Sun Emperor had already made preparations. He notified all spies within the Purple Moon Alliance and covertly discussed conditions with the Purple Moon Alliance’s family members. If Bai Lian Yue were to die, then the entire Purple Moon Alliance would not be divided up between other alliances but would remain intact, passing into the hands of Bai Lian Xing and the other family members. Like that, the Sun Emperor went to the meeting, and we gained control over the Purple Moon Alliance soon after.”

“If that’s the case, then why haven’t you saved the Sun Emperor yet?” An Te Qi asked a bit incredulously.

“It’s quite simple. Everything that has happened in this case was the result of Bai Lian Yue acting alone. He did not mention anything to other members of the family and also did not care about the fate of the Purple Moon Alliance. After you fell unconscious, he disappeared with the Sun Emperor, Young Master Ri Xiang Ye, and the four modified humans. We speculate that he used a private stealth jet to leave and did not land in any airports, so he left no traces behind.”

An Te Qi’s jaw dropped. He already knew that guy had some issues, but he hadn’t thought he was that crazy. What is he doing? Dragging the Sun Emperor to a remote island for the two of them to live together?

“He’s completely mad,” An Te Qi said wholeheartedly.

Hearing that, Kyle couldn’t help but pause typing in agreement. He inwardly sighed. Sun Emperor. Oh, Sun Emperor. Even you couldn’t predict what a madman would do.

How am I supposed to bring you and Young Master Ri Xiang Ye back safe and sound?

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