Chapter 31: The Young Man from Fangu (Part One)
Fang Jie was curious as to what item Little Dot showed. Seeing this item, the Major whose neck was grasped by the crippled old man reacted intensely. His eyes opened wide, and his face that was turning dark-purple due to suffocation turned red due to excitement.
Fang Jie could tell that this major showed sincere respect toward this token.
The crippled old man let go of his hand and snorted at Major Li Luo.
Li Luo panted for a while before finally recovering. Even though he was a level 6 master, it was still extremely uncomfortable to be clenched in the neck.
After recovering, Li Luo did something that shocked Fang Jie. He fixed his attire, half knelt, and performed a proper military salute.
Now, Fang Jie was even more curious about the token that Little Dot was holding.
“No wonder there is such a master here. My apologies; I didn’t know that you have this. My military salute is toward the owner of this token. Although I don’t know who is holding this token and why you have it, since I’m a soldier, I need to respect it.”[Support the real translators and read on Noodletown Translations for free.]
After saying that, Li Luo got up and looked at Fang Jie. “However, I have my mission. Fang Jie is a criminal that the Ministry of War issued an arrest warrant for. I don’t want to trouble you, so please don’t trouble me as well. I must arrest Fang Jie. Please make it convenient for me.”
“Convenient your mom!” Fang Jie cursed behind the crippled old man, “Is this a part of the dirty work that a rank 5 major of the military would do? They have something you fear, so your earlier order about killing everyone is gone. I don’t have something that you fear, so you need to follow the order? Tell me where the order is from! Who issued the order? Also, about the arrest warrant. Where is it? Let me see it! If you can show me, I will kill myself here! Although I’m young, I’m a member of the military! At Fangu, I earned 21 counts of military merit and assisted the killing of dozens of bandits! You can now kill me just because you said that I’m a criminal without proof?”
Li Luo instantly blushed. He was a qualified soldier, so he had to follow the order that his superior gave him. However, Fang Jie’s words made him feel shameful since he was a qualified soldier. He knew how hard it was to be a soldier on the border and what 21 counts of military merit meant.
As a soldier, how could he not know that this young man placed himself in extreme danger multiple times?
With his saber in hand, Fang Jie walked until he was close to Li Luo. Then, he slowly placed the saber on his own neck and reached out the other hand before shouting, “Show me the documents and warrant from the Ministry of War! If I need to die, I want to know what is going on!”
A series of chatters sounded behind Li Luo. He turned around and looked at his subordinates; those familiar faces all showed confusion.
“I don’t have the documents from the Ministry of War with me.” Li Luo took a deep breath and replied, “I’m only following orders given by my superior. If you are wronged, no one will trouble you. You need to believe me; the military doesn’t allow any corruption.”
“Believe you? If I believed you, I would have been turned into a hedgehog already!” Fang Jie snorted and mocked, “You brought shame to all soldiers of Great Sui! You don’t deserve to wear your armor! If the military of Great Sui doesn’t have any corruption, why did you order the archers to shoot arrows without talking to us first? If you are really behaving honestly, why isn’t your battalion showing the battle flag of Great Sui?”
The crippled old man looked at Fang Jie and quietly raised his thumb.
After saying that, Fang Jie went silent and stared at Li Luo coldly. The saber was still on Fang Jie’s neck, and it would cut his throat if it moved forward by a bit more.