In the gorgeous palace, all the cultivators were stunned.
Li Qiye said in disbelief, “Why?”
“Hehe, Qiye, didn’t I warn you? There’s a spy.”
Li Yunfei, who was supposed to be unconscious, was standing behind Li Qiye with a sinister smile. The sword in his hand had pierced through Li Qiye’s chest, causing blood to flow.
Li Qiye asked again.
Li Yunfei’s anger was ignited by Li Qiye’s question, and his expression instantly turned sinister. “You were the one who took away what should have been mine, and yet you’re still asking me why?”
“I’m clearly the Eldest Prince of the Divine Martial Empire!”
“If it weren’t for you, the title of the number one genius of the Divine Martial Empire would have been mine!”
“If not for you, the position of crown prince would have also been mine!”
“If it weren’t for you, the Saint Stage Clan would have valued me more!”
“No! The Saint Stage Clan should have valued me more either way!”
“Why do you get everything and I get nothing? Why?!”
Li Yunfei shouted hysterically with a crazy expression, as if he was eager to skin Li Qiye alive.
Hearing this, Li Qiye was stunned for a moment before he became puzzled. Finally, he fell silent for a moment and sighed. “I see. I understand.”
Who would have thought that even after the heavens gave Li Qiye a chance to make a comeback, he would still end up being betrayed by the person closest to him? Li Qiye had never expected Li Yunfei to see him in this way.
“You don’t understand at all!”
Li Yunfei roared, “You’ve taken everything from me. Now, I want to take them all back!”
“Tsk tsk, this scene is really beautiful.”
The black-robed old man smiled sinisterly, making one shudder.
“Hehe, no wonder Gu Cheng is here.”
Li Qiye smiled bitterly. Since Li Yunfei was the Eldest Prince of the Divine Martial Empire, no one would have thought that Li Yunfei would become a spy.
In other words, with Li Yunfei’s help, it couldn’t have been easier for the Gu Clan experts to infiltrate the Divine Martial City.
“Aren’t you afraid that the Luo Clan will be furious that you colluded with the Gu Clan?”
Li Qiye said faintly, as if he did not care about the injuries on his chest.
The Gu Clan was the Saint Stage Clan behind the Star Dou Empire, while the Luo Clan was the Saint Stage Clan behind the Divine Martial Empire. Both sides were like fire and water, irreconcilable enemies. Li Yunfei’s collusion with the Gu Clan would undoubtedly anger the Luo Clan.
“You don’t have to worry about that. With our Gu Clan supporting us, what can the Luo Clan do?”
The black-robed old man said meaningfully, “As long as we take down Divine Martial City, the Divine Martial Empire will have to submit to the Gu Clan, hahaha.”
Li Qiye ignored the black-robed old man and continued to ask, “How are you going to explain this to Father?”
“Explain? What is there to explain? Hmph, I’m clearly the Eldest Prince of the Divine Martial Empire, but that old man handed over the position of Crown Prince to you. He deserves to die!”
“Also, don’t think that anyone will come to save you. I have already sealed off the Hundred Spirit Island. Even if I kill you here, no one will know. Tomorrow, the Gu Clan will take over the Divine Martial City. I will be the new emperor of the Divine Martial Empire. If that old man dares to stop me, I will kill him too!”
Li Yunfei had already calmed down after saying this, as he was clearly prepared for this.
“Is this the condition the Gu Clan gave you? With your late-phase Supreme Stage cultivation?”
Li Qiye took a deep breath as disappointment flashed in his eyes. “Originally, on account of our past relationship, I intended to spare your life, but I didn’t expect you to have fallen so far.”
Hearing this, Li Yunfei was stunned. He said sternly, “Even if you’re a peak Supreme Stage expert, you are still severely injured by my close-distance attack. Just how are you planning on killing me?!”
Li Qiye shook his head, his eyes gradually becoming firm. “I had surpassed that long ago!”
In an instant, a terrifying spirit energy fluctuation erupted from Li Qiye’s body and quickly swept through the entire palace.
Before Li Yunfei could react, he was sent flying by the intense spirit energy along with the sword in his hand. The wound on Li Qiye’s chest healed at a visible speed until it disappeared.
“Legendary Stage! You’ve already advanced to the Legendary Stage. How is that possible?!”
Li Yunfei shouted in disbelief.
At this moment, Li Qiye’s entire body emitted a soul-stirring aura that shot into the sky. If not for the fact that the Hundred Spirit Island was sealed off by a special method, the entire Divine Martial City would probably have sensed it.
Li Qiye looked down at Li Yunfei and said coldly, “Brother, this is the last time I’m calling you Brother. Goodbye.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Li Qiye grabbed Li Yunfei’s head and activated his spirit energy!
“No! Elder Gu, save me!”
Li Yunfei shouted in fear and despair.
However, the black-robed elder stood rooted to the ground, as if he had not heard Li Yunfei’s cry for help.
“Qiye, Qiye, don’t kill me. I was forced…”
A gorgeous flower of blood bloomed. Li Yunfei’s head exploded, and he collapsed to the ground, completely lifeless.
Watching the entire process, the corner of Qin Jue’s eyes twitched slightly.
“What’s going on?”
I feel like I’ve been dragged into something strange again.
“It’s your turn now.”
Li Qiye shook off the blood in his hand and looked at the black-robed elder, as if he was not the one who was responsible for Li Yunfei’s death.
In fact, he had deep feelings for Li Yunfei. After all, Li Yunfei was the person who took care of him the most in his previous life. However, he did not expect his own brother to turn on him just because they had conflicting interests.
From the moment Li Yunfei said that he wanted to kill their father, Li Qiye knew that he had fallen too far, so he killed him without hesitation.
Clap, clap, clap.
Unexpectedly, the black-robed old man began to clap. “Good, good, good. As expected of the number one genius of the Divine Martial Empire. Not only is your talent top-notch, but you are also a decisive man. With time, it will not be impossible for you to even reach the Saint Stage.”
“Only a genius like you is qualified to work with our Gu Clan.”
The black-robed old man spoke frankly and confidently. “As long as His Highness the Crown Prince agrees to help us deal with the Luo Clan, we will immediately leave Divine Martial City and are willing to provide you with all the cultivation resources for the next 10 years. How about it?”
Li Qiye did not answer the black-robed old man. Instead, he asked, “I want to know if you were the ones who approached Li Yunfei, or if it was the other way around.”
The black-robed old man frowned slightly and sneered, “Hmph, do you think we would approach trash like him? Of course he’s the one who came to us.”
At this point, the black-robed old man said thoughtfully, “I just didn’t expect him to hate you so much. He was actually willing to pay any price to kill you. Otherwise, how could the Star Dou Empire have planted so many spies in Divine Martial City?”
“Unfortunately, he’s too useless. Even with a sneak attack from behind, he still couldn’t seriously injure you.”
“But it doesn’t matter. He’s dead anyway.”
After hearing the black-robed old man’s words, Li Qiye laughed instead of being angry.
“In that case, you can die with him.”