Chapter 308: Rest in Peace Underground (Part One)
Fang Jie’s dagger stopped an inch away from Lu Ou’s heart, and his hand was stable and didn’t even shiver. It looked like the dagger was inside a stone.
However, if Fang Jie pressed down with his dagger, it would fierce into Lu Ou’s heart. If Fang Jie twisted the dagger inside the heart, the heart would break into pieces.
“Answer my first question,” Fang Jie asked, “How many times did Luo Yao meet with members of the Buddhist Sect? What did they talk about? How long did those people stay? Don’t doubt my judgment and the information that I already know; you are only one blink away from death.”
“I…” Lu Ou blinked and said, “I don’t know much; you know that I didn’t stay in the Great General’s residence for long.”
“But you are close with Luo Wen,” Fang Jie replied, “You should know more than the servants in Great General Luo’s residence. That is why I’m after you. In fact, I attacked you in Beckon of the Red Sleeve to ask you these questions, but Ye Jinnan came too fast.”
Fang Jie added patiently, “Just speak. Even a crippled person could become prestigious in the government.”
Lu Ou swallowed with difficulty, and his Adam’s apple moved up and down.
“I only know that the people from the Buddhist Sect came twice, but I don’t know their status. The Junior General only mentioned it to me briefly. You should know that I don’t dare to ask the Junior General anything; I just remember what he tells me. He mentioned it when he got drunk and said that the members of the Buddhist Sect came to find the Great General, but he didn’t know what they talked about. No one was around when the Great General met with those people, and almost no one knows about this other than the Junior General. It seems like those members of the Buddhist Sect want to promote Buddhism in the southwest and want the Great General to go lenient on them, but you know how much His Majesty hates the Buddhist Sect; the Great General would never allow this.”
After hearing this, Fang Jie asked, “Do you truly not know who those members of the Buddhist Sect are?”
“I don’t know, but I guess their status isn’t low; it is hard for ordinary people to meet the Great General.”
“Eh.” Fang Jie nodded and said, “You are finally honest for once; what you said is similar to the information that I got. Let’s move onto the second question; how many warlocks are there in Luo Yao’s residence?”
“I only know of two. I heard that these two people came to the Great General when he ordered to wipe out several savage tribes, and they said that they could help the Great General do things and wanted the Great General to spare those tribes. The Great General kept these two people but still killed all males from ten to 60 in those tribes.”
Fang Jie nodded and said, “Yeah, it sounds like something that Luo Yao would do.”
Then he asked Lu Ou, “Do you know what these warlocks did for Luo Yao?”
“I don’t know,” Lu Ou replied, “I didn’t stay in the Great General’s residence that long, and I only saw those two warlocks a few times. They live in a small house in the back, and they rarely show themselves.”
Fang Jie asked, “When did Luo Yao bring those warlocks into his residence?”
“I don’t know; I don’t know when.”
Fang Jie shook his head and said, “You were honest before, but you aren’t honest now. I know many things about Luo Yao, so what you say might not be new information.”
He suddenly left a deep wound on Lu Ou’s left leg with the saber, and blood soon flowed out.
Fang Jie’s cut was precise, and this wound was millimeters away from a major artery.
“Ah!” Lu Ou gasped as he stumbled backward, “I truly don’t know.”