Chapter 307: Who Are You? (Part Two)
Fang Jie walked toward Lu Ou and said, “I tried to force you away by looking down at you. Although there is another reason why I’m traveling slow, it also helped with destroying your patience. You should know that you would have died in Beckon of the Red Sleeve that day if Ye Jinnan didn’t come in time. One can’t be lucky his entire life, right?”
Lu Ou got more and more scared. When he reached the point of desperation, he roared and punched at Fang Jie’s face with his right hand.
“I’m going to kill you!” Lu Ou roared as his eyes became bloodshot.
Bam! Fang Jie’s right fist collided with Lu Ou’s right fist, then Lu Ou got send flying back as his bones shattered.
Lu Ou’s right arm dropped down and couldn’t be lifted anymore; it was hard to tell how many pieces his arms bones were in right now.
Lu Ou couldn’t even defeat Fang Jie when he wasn’t injured.
“Don’t move.” Fang Jie stepped on Lu Ou’s chest. “It will be better for you if you stay calm. I’m not that cruel. If you answer my questions well, perhaps I will be in a good mood; it will be good for you.”
Fang Jie looked up at the sky and said calmly, “I don’t have much time. I need to rush back to the city before dark, so you should treasure this opportunity. If you don’t say anything, I will have to dig a hole and bury you.”
“What… What do you want to know?” Lu Ou asked with his shaky voice.
Fang Jie looked around before grabbing Lu Ou by the belt and pulling him into the forest.
Then, he threw Lu Ou to the ground, sat on a boulder, and asked, “Since we know each other well, we don’t need to beat around the bush. I don’t have many questions. If you can answer them honestly, I might spare you.”
“How do I know if you will kill me in the end?” Lu Ou asked.
Fang Jie replied, “I don’t mind telling you the truth. I’m going to the southwest to investigate Great General Luo Yao and see if he wants to rebel. You should know better than anyone else how difficult it would be to investigate Luo Yao. That is why I need helpers, preferably people around Luo Yao.”
“You can doubt my words; that is your freedom. However, you only have two options now. You can trust me and help me. Although one of your hands got destroyed by me, it doesn’t stop you from serving His Majesty and being rewarded. Of course, it is a little risky since you will die if Luo Yao finds out.”
“Or, you can die right now.”
Fang Jie shrugged and added, “I’m not interested in wasting time with you. You should consider this carefully. Although Luo Yao has been good to you, you are crippled, and your future is bleak in the military. It will be different if you help me. His Majesty always rewards people fairly. I only did a little bit of work for His Majesty during Royal King Yi’s rebellion, and I was given a rank 5 position and a viscount noble title. How long did it take you to go from a soldier to a rank 5 major? How many enemies did you kill and how many battles did you fight?”
Fang Jie continued to persuade Lu Ou, “I would have killed you if I’m not sincere in my proposal. I killed those five guards so that no one could overhear us. If you answer my questions well, I can send you back to Chang’an. Even if Luo Yao is influential, he can’t do things at his will in Chang’an.”