| |Chapter 34 – The Guardian of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion
The night sky was like a heavy navy blue curtain . The few remaining stars hanging upon it were dim . The moonlight was obscured by very thick clouds, with feeble light seeping through .
In brief, it could be summarized into one short phrase: a moonless high wind night . It was the best day to commit a crime .
In the dark of night, two black silhouettes quietly disappeared from the farthest and smallest courtyard in Su Manor with a leopard’s gracefulness .
Nangong Liuyun’s speed was like lightning . Even though he was carrying Su Luo, he was still extremely fast .
The heavily guarded Manor of Great General Su, the protector of the country, was a place that made others flinch in fear . Yet he actually appeared to look casual, confident, and at ease; as if he was taking a leisurely stroll through his own back garden .
Nangong Liuyun was at attention, was sober and calm, and was also on sharp alert . He seem to be capable of anticipating danger in advance .
He lead Su Luo; sometimes they walked, and sometimes they stopped here and there . They occasionally hid in the shadows, hid in flowering shrubs once in a while, and sometimes flew on the top of trees . He was always one step ahead of the guards and was always well hidden when the patrol walked by .
Su Luo carefully memorized the route they walked in and the patrols they encountered with narrowed eyes and pupils dilated from the exhilaration .
It had been a long time since she felt this kind of blood boiling excitement .
What “leave the organization and live in seclusion within the forest and mountains”? As expected, in her bones, she really liked this type of crisis ridden dangerous situation; it truly made a person’s heart accelerate .
The corners of Su Luo’s mouth tiled into a smile of exhilaration .
Soon they arrived at the Hidden Treasure Pavilion .
The Hidden Treasure Pavilion was forbidden ground built in Su Manor’s backyard . This place was not an area that a normal person could get close to .
The Hidden Treasure Pavilion was only three stories high . The outside looked very plain and old; it completely lacked any magnificent and luxurious feelings .
At this time, the interior of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion was pitch-black . Not a trace of lamplight could be seen, and its main entrance was locked with a special mysterious iron padlock .
The mysterious iron padlock shone with a sliver of cold light under the moonlight .
The gate was not protected by a guard and was also soundless .
Nangong Liuyun made a simple gesture towards Su Luo, signaling that he would lure the opponents out for Su Luo to take the opportunity to enter and plunder .
In her previous life, Su Luo did a lot of similar stuff like this, so Su Luo clearly understood and nodded her head .
Nangong Liuyun indulgently patted her head . Under Su Luo’s glowering gaze, he lifted his mouth into a devilishly charming smile, took the lead, and walked out .
His movements were very fast . He was like a flash of light and onlookers could scarcely see his figure . Even if they could see it clearly, they would only see a clump of shadows, and perhaps believed that their vision had become hazy .
His footsteps were even more agile . He was like a dragonfly that skipped on water; his footsteps seemed as if they never touched the ground .
Nangong Liuyun turned his body around like a sparrow hawk; his foot stepped off the ground and flew towards the second floor of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion . But right at this moment, in the depths of the darkness, a strong wind suddenly headed directly toward him .
Nangong Liuyun’s handsome face that was hidden behind the mask spread out into a smile . He did not retreat . From the pit of his stomach, he raised together a red-hot halo directly into his palm . Borrowing the power of the wind to strongly strike, he maneuvered it to mount a sneak attack against that person .
The sneak attack was mounted against none other than the guardian of the Hidden Treasure Pavilion .
This was a black robed elderly man . Only a body enveloped in the black robe could be seen; even his head was covered by a black mantle, and his face could not be clearly seen . But one could feel his ice-cold and murderous eyes .
If one spoke about seniority in the family hierarchy, this was Su Luo’s second great uncle .
He was Su Luo’s grandfather’s second little brother . Since he was a child, he grew up immersed in martial arts . When he was young, he wandered the world but now came back, returned to the family, and guarded the Hidden Treasure Pavilion all year round .
It was also because of this sixth step expert for a guardian that there were only visitors and no successful robberies of any kind . Instead, they all lost their lives .
Therefore, from then on, the Hidden Treasure Pavilion only had this sixth step expert for a guardian .
This was Su Manor’s secret . Outsiders were not aware of this, but naturally, Nangong Liuyun was an exception .