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Yeon Hee forgot the pain on her legs and looked toward Tang Shaoyang's
direction. She could save the whole party, but with one requirement. She had to
leave The Haven Party and follow Tang Shaoyang. That was the only condition;
she had to part way with her friends and also her boyfriend. That was right, Min
Soo was Yeon Hee's boyfriend, leaving the party meant she had to leave the man she loved.
Yeon looked at her boyfriend from the look on Min Soo's face. She could tell
that he was asking her what Tang Shaoyang told her while shaking his head. He
was telling her not to agree to the oer. But then she looked at the seven
unconscious people, her friends, then she scanned the surroundings. Lastly,
she looked up at the three giant beasts in the sky.
No matter what they did, The Haven Party could not leave this place alive
unless the Tang Empire let them go. So, the only way for her friends to survive
was her sacrice. "I will leave The Haven and join your empire." That was her
answer. She closed her eyes and looked away from her boyfriend.
Tang Shaoyang pointed his thumb toward Min Hoo and his friends, "Return
them to that guy." The septuplets Troll Warlord brought the seven unconscious
people and threw them away to the front of Min Soo. He then kicked Sin Yoon's
left foot, "What are you doing? Do you want to be captured too? Leave before I change my mind."
Sin Yoon stood up and wiped the blood around her mouth. She looked at Tang
Shaoyang before looking down at Yeon Hee. She witnessed the man kiss Yeon
Hee's forehead, but the latter did not react in any way. As for what they talked
about, she was not clear about that. However, she had a gist of what happened,
but she did not say anything. Yeon Hee sacriced herself for her and The Haven.
"Thank you, and I am sorry," Sin Yoon said softly as she walked past Yeon Hee.
Tang Shaoyang canceled the Dragon Transformation and glanced at Dae-Jung,
"Why are you lying down here? You don't want to leave?"
"Huh!?" Dae-Jung looked up with a surprised look on his face. He thought he
was done for; even if The Emperor spared his friends, he was the only one who
could not leave this place alive. That was he thought until he heard this.
"Why? Do you want to stay?" Tang Shaoyang grinned, "I don't mind if you
want to stay. I will gladly take you with me as a slave."
Dae-Jung shook his head furiously and stood up immediately. He did not say
anything and walked toward Min Soo. When he passed Yeon Hee, he did not say
anything as he had no clue what had happened. Earlier, his mind was thinking
of how to get out of this place alive, so he did not pay attention around him.
"It is surprising you let them leave," Zowen, the Lightning Grand Magus, was
genuinely surprised by Tang Shaoyang's action. She thought Tang Shaoyang
would capture all members of The Haven Party and torture them afterward.
"What are you planning?"
"Killing them is just a light punishment to them, so I do something dierent
this time," Tang Shaoyang waved his hand. "Since we are done here, you guys
can return now." He called back all the spirits into the Spiritual Space. Even
though he was in the Dragon Transformation before, it still took a toll on him
to maintain all the summoned spirits. Sure enough, despite his maximum
Magic Power, it took twentieth of his mana to summon all the spirits for a few minutes.
Tang Shaoyang took out the intermediate rank healing potion and handed it to
Yeon Hee, "This is not enough to heal you completely, but this will lessen the
pain and heal you slowly." Yeon Hee kept looking down, ignoring Tang
Shaoyang. "Do you want to change your mind? I don't mind killing all of you.
That can serve as a warning for The Legion Guild as well."
Yeon Hee looked up at Tang Shaoyang; she stared at him with seething hatred.
The thought of ending her life crossed her mind, but she did not do it. She did
not know what he might do to her friends after she suicide. Yeon Hee took the vial and drank the healing potion.
"You can hate me all you want, but I will never regret my actions. Because if our
situation is reversed, if The Haven is stronger than the Tang Empire, Dae-Jung
will really take my wives from me, and my life will be at your boyfriend's
mercy," Tang Shaoyang said as he extended his hand to the ground. He used
elemental manipulation to create a stretcher from earth. With Yeon Hee's
condition, she could not be carried with her dangling legs.
Park Nam Hoon and his friends came over as soon as they noticed the ght was
over, "Use this stretcher and bring her with us." Tang Shaoyang ordered them to carry Yeon Hee.
"NOOOOO!!! You can't take her with you! She is mine!" Of course, Min Soo
would not accept Yeon Hee's one-sided decision. The nine spears on his back
ew up and oated around him. He was about to rush toward Yeon Hee, intending to save her.
"NO! Don't come!" Yeon Hee shouted and looked up. Her face was
expressionless, showing no emotion despite what she went through. "It's over!
Everything between us is over, Min Soo. Leave and don't ever show your face in front of me anymore."
Min Soo was clearly not expecting such a reaction from Yeon Hee. However, he
quickly realized it must be Tang Shaoyang's doing what turned Yeon Hee like
this, "It's you! I will kill you! Don't worry, Yeon Hee. I will free you from this devil."
Before Min Soo could do anything, his friends caught him from behind. "Stop
it, Min Soo! She is doing this for you! You can't let her sacrice be in vain; we
have to leave now!" Two men caught him and whispered something to his ears.
"I know this is hard for you, but the current Haven is not strong enough to win
against The Emperor. We will retreat now and increase our strength. After we
become stronger, then we will return and get Yeon Hee back. This is the only choice for us."
Min Soo was aware that what his friend said was a bitter fact on the battleeld.
He and his party had no chance to win against The Emperor, not with the
Golden Dragon ying above him. However, his heart could not accept this. He
wanted to save Yeon Hee right here and right now. He was about to say
something until he sensed a piercing killing intent from the side. He looked at
the side and found a black cat. The cat was licking his paw while observing him
and his friends. He did not know how or why, but he sensed danger from the cat.
Sin Yoon followed Min Soo's gaze and found the black cat. She was alarmed and
immediately backed away from the cat, "Get away from the cat. It's not just a
normal cat; get away from it!" The rst one to follow her was Dae-Jung, who
immediately jumped to the distance.
The cat was, of course, Greed. He sneaked there without being noticed by The
Haven. "Tch, you guys, can't even sense me, yet you want to ght my Master?"
The cat spoke and shook its head. "You better not move, humans. This is a
warning for all of you if you ever bother or anger my Master, I will hunt all of
you, including my brother will hunt you as well." Greed pointed his paw upward, pointing at Wrath.
After saying that, Greed's gure turned into a shadow and spread out as if he
was about to swallow The Haven. Min Soo moved his nine spears to his front as
he was ready to ght Greed. However, the shadow dispersed before it could
reach them. After a while, they heard the same voice from behind them, "You
guys will die twice already if we are ghting."
Min Soo was alarmed and turned around. The cat was right behind them,
walking away from them slowly, just like what the cat said, if the cat wanted,
they would die twice already for failing to sense the cat's presence. If the cat
launched the sneak attack, then they had no chance to defend against it. He
knew he had no chance to win against The Emperor; he was not expecting the
gap between them was just too big. Even The Emperor's familiar could kill
them anytime; that was proof that he could not save Yeon Hee, at least, not now.
"Wait for me, Yeon Hee! I will come back and get you back from the Devil's
hand! I promise you!" Min Soo shouted toward Yeon Hee. At this moment, Tang
Shaoyang returned to Seoul while Yeon Hee was on the stretcher. She could
hear her boyfriend's voice, but she did not say anything in return.
'I don't know if it will still be the same Yeon Hee if you come to save me later.'
Yeon Hee thought to herself. She did not know what she would go through by following Tang Shaoyang.
'Seriously, what's your plan? Why did you let them leave? They are all Epic
Ranks, high-quality sacrices.' Zowen still could not understand what Tang Shaoyang planned.
'You still don't get it? I thought Grand Magus was supposed to be smart, but
how can you not understand simple things,' Rosalie the Flame Empress
responded. 'First, The Haven will return to him to retrieve the girl back. At that
time, they will come with more people and stronger, much better quality for
the sacrice. Second, That's torture for that Dae-Jung. What do you think will
happen to Dae-Jung, the guy who caused all of this? Do you think the party will
accept Dae-Jung like before? The right answer is a big no; the guy called Min
Soo will probably torture Dae-Jung until he begs to be killed. Being killed by
your friend is more painful than getting killed by us.'
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