100 Million Yuan Wife - chapter-423
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The seaside castle, in the night
Henry’s castle was along a cliff, and it was easy to defend. The
threatening cliffs were hundreds of feet high and the waves beat against
the protruding rocks. The castle was majestic and it looked like a solemn
church from afar.
Ye Wei and Eleven saw the map of the castle and there were many hidden
sentries. Count Henry was an avid collector of artifacts and the castle
was specifically built to collect artwork and contained many valuable
pieces of artwork. Many thieves laid their eyes on this castle as
stealing anything from the castle would guarantee them enough for the
rest of their lives. Stealing from the castle, however, was a Darwinian
Award. Many did not return and died in the process.
There were almost fifty guards surrounding the perimeter that maintained
a tight watch. This was on top of the many hidden traps in the castle.
Ye Wei and Eleven climbed up from the bottom as they were simply unable
to approach the castle without being invited. Given how obvious the
target was, they would definitely fail.
The only blind spot to the castle was the cliff behind it. Many thieves
tended to climb up the face of the cliff, so the security along the cliff
was also extremely tight. As the guards changed shifts every ten to
fifteen minutes, they only had a five-minute window to enter the castle.
She could see many snipers in the castle, which were stealthily
positioned, with her binoculars. With many bandits rampant in London,
along with the many artifacts lost, Henry strengthened security in the
castle out of fear that thieves tried to break into his place.
According to Ye Wei’s information, several top thieves collaborated and
broke into the castle together but died together in the secret room. News
of it was published in the papers the next day. Its publication was a
warning to the bandits who were after the artifacts in the castle.
Ye Wei and Eleven had clearly figured out the times the guards change
shifts and accurately calculated the time they needed to climb the
cliffs. As the guards were changing shifts, they were guarding less
diligently—some were talking, smoking, and cracking cold jokes. It all
contributed to a very relaxed atmosphere. Given the sinister reputation
of this castle and how one too many died in the past few years, they
expected extremely few people to swing by the castle to steal paintings
and were most relaxed.
With a distraction, Ye Wei and Eleven slipped into the castle when the
guards were at their most relaxed.
The castle was extremely quiet.
As Henry’s castle was dedicated to the collection of artifacts, there
were only dead people and guards in the castle. The castle was dead
silent and the lights inside it faint. The silence of the castle,
emphasized by the sound of waves, was sinister ala horror movies.
“Does it feel like a haunted house?” Ye Wei gently smiled. The two of
them got into sporting attire and changed their faces. While their faces
were different from before, they were as beautiful. They changed into
identical faces this time.
“This castle is uninhabited and already without life. With so many
people dying inside, it definitely feels much more sinister,” Eleven
said. The inside of the castle was extremely grand, and everything, from
the largest of the sculptures and paintings to the smallest chandeliers,
was perfect. It was a shame nobody would appreciate it.
The two of them had thoroughly studied all the routes in the castle and
quickly avoided the guards along the outer perimeter. They calmly reached
the secret room the drawings were hidden in.
The secret room the drawings were kept in was at the highest part of the
castle. Eleven and Ye Wei looked down from the highest floor to see the
security below tightened up even more as guards milled around. Eleven,
who was baffled, asked, “Why are the guards all along the outer
Barely anybody could be seen on the top three levels of the castle since
most of them patrolled below. The two of them reached the top and had as
though entered no man’s land. Since everything was going too smoothly,
they were worried.
“With all the hidden traps overhead, they’d better not anyhow walk
about,” Ye Wei smiled. “Besides, aren’t the mercenaries hired by
the count from the lowest rungs of society? Or aren’t they the wildest
and most intractable of people? While they may be the scum of society,
they are agile and smart, and most importantly, they will do anything for
a living. However strong-willed men may be, they will not be able to
stand up to this temptation. Think about it. Given that they are walking
outside treasure day and night, won’t they get greedy? That explains
why they are guarding the outer perimeter.”
“You read all these too?” Eleven was baffled.
“I know how many toilets there are in this place,” Ye Wei smiled
sweetly as the huge mirror showed two identical faces.
When Eleven looked down, she saw a good place to escape to. “Wei Wei,
come over here. What are our odds of escaping through here?”
A cliff awaited beneath them. Ye Wei tucked her lips and said, “I am
not sure if our bodies will remain intact if we jump off from here.”
“Do you want to give it a shot?”
“Let’s get out from where we came from.”
“That’s a much better idea.”
The castle was so ingeniously designed so that there was no easy escape
from the top floor, and it took fifteen minutes to escape from the blind
spot that was unguarded. The odds were not high.
Ye Wei smiled. A stone door sculpted with a lotus stood between them and
the secret room at the top of the castle. There was a lotus-shaped lamp
on each side that emitted a faint yellow. Eleven stuck a decoder onto the
passcode lock to the side and the stone door opened in under three
minutes when the passcode was decoded.
Once Eleven and Ye Wei entered, the stone door automatically closed. They
were greeted with a long pathway that was extremely sinister and had a
round light at the center of the path that directly shone a light down.
The floor shone eminently. There were countless lotus sculptures in the
middle of the walls. While it seemed like any other path on first look,
Ye Wei and Eleven discovered an IR line that weaved through the path once
they wore their IR goggles.
“IR sure wastes the most time.” The two of them carefully stepped
over each IR line. When they reached the center beam, Eleven frowned and
said, “Wei Wei, look.”
There was a drop of blood around the beam of light that had yet to dry.
The two of them looked at each other in the eye and Ye Wei plainly said,
“Don’t touch this beam of light.”
The two of them kept close to the wall and moved forward through this
path. Eleven turned her head and said, “What kind of beam of light is
this? Many did not make it past this path.”
As one had to be extremely meticulous to avoid it, that beam explained
why many died.
Ye Wei tucked her lips and removed her glasses to change its lenses to a
normal pair. She plainly said, “Let’s not study it for now. Seems
like we’ve got company, and we do not know whether our goals are
Once they cleared the path, they reached an extremely large house that
was akin to a discotheque. The floor was made up of black, red, and white
tiles that seemed empty and it was, in total, fifteen meters long. Five
huge lotuses were carved into the wall and a lamp was in the middle of
three lotus carvings. The three lotuses were clear, red, and black, and
they corresponded to the colors of the tiles on the ground. There was an
extremely cryptic atmosphere.
To their surprise, the body of a person in black was to the left of the
house whilst blood reddened the floor. The blood turned the white tiles
titillating red and dyed parts of the black and red tiles next to it.
Ye Wei suddenly took off her glasses. Those who were able to make it
through the path were considered lucky, but… died when they reached the
They were about ten meters from him and could make out a woman in
sporting attire who had long hair and looked inward. They could not make
out how she looked and also could not see any wounds, only knowing that
blood was pouring out.
“It seems like our company would not be making it out alive.” Eleven
removed her glasses. The two of them each took out a coin and flicked it
with their index fingers. The coin deflected off the opposite wall and
flew back with no anomaly.
Ye Wei knelt and put the coin on the floor before flicking it with her
index finger. The coin flew through a row of walls and blue-green lights
swept through the house crazily.
Their faces changed.
They were moving at an extremely quick speed to the point nobody could
avoid them however fast they were. The magnetic waves were traveling at
twenty times the speed of a bullet, triggering the hidden trap meant
Ye Wei and Eleven contemplated the distance between them. They were not
able to make it past.
“That is quite an impressive trap array.” Ye Wei and Eleven looked at
each other in the eye. Almost simultaneously, Ye Wei leaped onto A red
tile whilst Eleven leaped onto a black tile. Their actions were very
This was a tri-color array adapted in the layout of the labyrinth.
Amongst these empty slots, nine of them were safe and they would be able
to pass through the house precisely after clearing these four tiles.
The tri-color array in Henry’s castle was somewhat different from other
places. Once Ye Wei and Eleven found two pieces, the tri-color tiles
underneath their feet changed their orders. What was once an extremely
orderly array became chaotic and unpredictable. As the tiles moved and
rearranged themselves, two magnetic waves passed by Ye Wei and Eleven.
It was like an agile snake hissing at them in warning as it slithered
A chill ran down both Ye Wei and Eleven, a thin sheen of sweat forming on
their foreheads. These magnetic waves occupied a specific space, and it
was so for each tile. If they stood slightly out of position, they would
not be able to avoid the magnetic waves.
“Why did they get shot up by the magnetic waves despite stepping on the
correct tiles?” Eleven struggled to stay calm. As they were in an
extremely precarious situation, the escalation of the danger factor meant
that any slightest discretion on their part would result in their dead
bodies on the floor.
“This array has been improved. Oh, dear, there must be a time limit.
Eleven, hasten across. If not, all the light beams will scan all
around,” Ye Wei said. As killers, their instincts were always extremely
keen. Ye Wei’s instincts were already racing against time in a
life-and-death battle. She could not bear to think further.
The two of them calmed down and Eleven took a step forward. The tiles
then moved in an instant. This time, the tiles moved slightly more
specially and Eleven immediately turned back. Ye Wei grabbed Eleven’s
hands and crossed over. The two of them stepped on the same, and
thankfully larger, tile.
Another two magnetic wave beams passed through and showered down from the
top as though they were about to break through. The beams did not miss
any tile, and any person who was crouching would certainly be cleft into
Ye Wei and Eleven’s hearts thumped. This was their first time, in their
many years as killers, encountering something as bizarre as this.
The two of them then stepped across another five tiles in the same manner.
A cold wind blew on amidst a terrifying buzzing sound. The two of them
felt that death had been this close to them for once. Having crossed past
the middle, the two of them, who had braved difficulty, were definitely
not turning back.
“This array is not a dead array,” Eleven softly said. Ye Wei nodded
in agreement. When they reached the middle, the tiles before them moved
crazily, without order and quickly. She stared in disbelief. The tiles
did not stop. When she was about to take a step forward, Eleven pulled
“Something is wrong!” Eleven softly said. Ye Wei turned back and
flatly said, “Eleven, we are at the middle and have to take the risk.
If we do not take the risk, we will end up dying here.”
Eleven held her hand tightly and said, “I’ll do it!”
Ye Wei, without saying a word, slapped Eleven’s hand away and stepped
onto a white tile in front of her without hesitation and looked at the
wall sharply. Her eyes opened wide when she saw the blue-green light
flashing on the wall. Eleven saw it too, and her heart leaped to her
Surprisingly, the light flashed past and did not fire. Eleven, without
hesitating, stepped onto the same tile and could not help but berate Ye
Wei in her heart for taking too huge a risk. Ye Wei was typically too
lazy to make a move, and Eleven always ended up protecting her. That was
because Eleven knew that she was able to handle it with little fuss, but
Ye Wei would always go before her whenever their lives were at risk.
On closer observation, the sweat on her forehead had built up and her
heart thumped madly. As the sinister madness, tension, fear, and threat
of death came upon them, they were both not too different and panicking
despite having witnessed death once too often.
They were not afraid of death, but they did not want to die yet.
“It’s okay, it’s the last grid.” Ye Wei turned back and smiled.
The tiles in front turned even more aggressively and quickly. They were
bedazzling and the two of them were getting giddy from the spinning of
“My goodness, how are we going to see?” Both of them were shocked at
once. The tiles were spinning too quickly for them to identify which ones
were booby-trapped. As time was not on their side, any slightest
overthinking on their part would mean that they were that bit closer to
While Ye Wei and Eleven did not know how much longer they had on this
array, they knew it was not much time.
Had they chosen to bulldoze through it, they would have met certain death.
The atmosphere became even more sinister. Ye Wei focused and tried hard
to identify the only white spot amongst the three colors. As the two of
them observed the tiles intently, they suddenly heard a very fine
shuddering come from the wall. Ye Wei’s and Eleven’s hearts panicked.
They looked at each other and secretly cursed, sweat coalescing on their
foreheads and trickling their cheeks. Thanks to their sharp hearing, this
was the sound of all the light beams activating. Eleven suddenly grabbed
Ye Wei’s hands and yanked her forward. She shouted. “Wei Wei, go!”
Ye Wei was shocked but she could not think more. She used some force and
vaulted toward the opposite side. Once she managed to stand still, she
quickly stood up and wrapped a golden thread around Eleven’s waist. She
pulled on the thread with force as Eleven leaped up and made a perfect
flip midair. No sooner did she land, than the magnetic waves scanned the
room crazily. Eleven, who was unable to duck in time, had a small portion
of her hair clipped off.