“Dispose of it.” The familiar voice was indifferent and cold. A black shadow flashed, and the woman on the ground disappeared instantly. Lu Qingyu took out a handkerchief to wipe his hands, glanced casually, and suddenly saw the little girl standing at the door, staring at him with bewildered eyes.
The fearless Devil Venerable, whose hands had long been stained with countless bloodstains, felt the emotion called panic for the first time.
“Yaoyao…” How long had she been there? How much did she see?
Lu Qingyu was fully aware of the countless sins he had committed, and he also understood his own daughter’s innocence. The child was not like him, as she followed Yao Jiuxiao’s human nature. Furthermore, she was kind, softhearted, and disliked killing. Despite him repeating insistently on raising Lu Yaoyao into a qualified devil, he always consciously restrained his cruel and violent side in front of her and never shed any blood in her presence.
At this moment, Lu Qingyu felt an unprecedented panic. He was afraid that his daughter couldn’t accept his cruel side and would display a fearful, disgusted, and alienated expression toward him.
“I…” He wanted to explain, but he couldn’t utter a single word.
Suddenly confronted with the scene of her Daddy killing someone, Lu Yaoyao was too shocked to react for a while. But when she saw her usually proud Daddy look so vulnerable, she swiftly turned around and, in the face of Lu Qingyu’s fragile and pitiful expression, pointed angrily outside, “Catch the devil who sold me this jade pendant in the market! I want him alive!”
Then Lu Yaoyao rushed towards Lu Qingyu, jumped up with open arms, and hugged his neck with both hands. As she buried her small face in his neck, she said loudly, “Daddy, let your guards catch that person!”
Lu Qingyu’s gaze fell into an empty space. A transparent ripple appeared midair, then disappeared.
“Yaoyao…” Lu Qingyu hugged his daughter carefully with one hand, hiding the other hand that had just broken the woman’s neck behind his back, not daring to let it appear in front of the child, “Did someone dare to bully you? Daddy has sent the guard to catch them. Don’t be afraid, Daddy’s—…”
Lu Yaoyao raised her head and shouted angrily, “Someone’s plotting against us!” She removed the jade pendant around her waist and showed it to Lu Qingyu.
Lu Qingyu lowered his head. The moment he saw the jade pendant in Lu Yaoyao’s hand, a murderous intent appeared in his eyes.
Heh, what a good plan.
“This is a good thing. Yaoyao should keep it.” His voice remained gentle.
Hearing this, Lu Yaoyao put the jade pendant back into her pouch. But she was still aggrieved, “Don’t kill the person! We must find who is behind him!” Lu Yaoyao puffed up her chubby face, furious. Someone was trying to drive a wedge between her and Daddy!
How could there be such a coincidence? She had just bought an artifact that could conceal her presence and came home in time to witness the cruel scene of Daddy killing someone. Ridiculous! If not for this jade pendant, Daddy would have noticed her approaching from a distance and wouldn’t let her see such a bloody side of his.
It was true that she detested indiscriminate killings, but it didn’t mean that she would confuse about what was right and wrong and alienate her own father over this.
“Okay, Daddy listens to Yaoyao.” Lu Qingyu was still cautious.
Lu Yaoyao clung onto Lu Qingyu tightly, hiding her chubby face as she said in a muffled voice, “Daddy, give me some time to process this!
Ever since she knew that Lu Qingyu was the Devil Venerable, Lu Yaoyao was aware that her Daddy was not a good person. So far, she had been trying hard to accept this nature of his. During her three years in the Abyss, Shen Changyuan protected her tightly and never allowed her to dirty her hands. But in such an environment, how could she really be sheltered? She understood that the path of cultivation was fraught with obstacles, and, apart from inviolable destiny, one must also be wary of the threats that came in their life.
Lu Yaoyao hugged Lu Qingyu for a long time before raising her head and asking, “Daddy, what did that woman do wrong?”
Lu Qingyu didn’t want such dirty affairs to defile his daughter’s ears, but he also didn’t want the child to misunderstand him. After hesitating for a while, Lu Qingyu summed it up, “She wants to assassinate me.”
As for the process, he didn’t want to tell. The woman came in using Lu Yaoyao as an excuse and tried to seduce him with that face, which truly angered him.
Lu Yaoyao nodded, then said with concern: “Daddy must protect yourself. If you get hurt, I will be sad.”
Father, Daddy, and Brother Yuanyuan were too cautious. She wasn’t as fragile as they imagined. She didn’t like killings, but it simply meant she would not provoke others without reason. If things really came to the point where her life and those of her loved ones were threatened, she wouldn’t hesitate to use violence.
In this Yuanqi Continent, where parents, brothers, couples, and close friends would betray each other for the sake of ascending, being too kind would only hurt you.
Lu Qingyu’s fidgeting heart finally calmed down, and he regained his arrogant smile, “No one in this world can hurt me.”
He was too confident. He didn’t think much when a woman whose strength was no more than an ant dared to try to stab him. Unexpectedly, the culprit’s ultimate goal was not assassination, but to destroy his relationship with his daughter.
The woman deliberately provoked him, tricking him into killing her in front of his daughter.
Lu Qingyu’s blood-red eyes flickered coldly. Very good, they had successfully angered him.
When such an incident happened, the father and daughter were no longer in the mood to retreat. Lu Qingyu walked out with Lu Yaoyao in his arms and teleported to the throne in an instant.
The terrifying coercion radiated from Lu Qingyu’s body, covering the entire devil palace and causing all beings within its range to fall to their knees in horror.
Soon after, the dispatched guard returned, bringing a lifeless figure lying on the ground.
Lu Yaoyao took a closer look and confirmed that this was the same person who had sold her the jade pendant.
“Reporting to Your Venerable, this person was already dead when this subordinate found him.”
Lu Yaoyao was disappointed. Did it mean that the clue was cut off?
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