The Silly Alchemist - chapter-777
Chapter 777 – The Battle
â€œWhoâ€™s missing? Tigress, Little Five, Fattyâ€¦â€ Ye Lang quickly
counted everyone. â€œCousin Zhiqingâ€™s here, I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s
anyone. Dad, are we missing anyone?â€
â€œNope, these are all the people who came with us!â€ said Ye Chengtian.
â€œNope, we arenâ€™t missing anybody! Li Yue, do you want to come with?
If you do, I welcome youâ€¦ Sha Lanâ€¦ I think itâ€™s best you stay,â€
said Ye lang.
â€œIâ€¦â€ Li Yue hesitated, looking at Ye Lang. She was in a difficult
â€œWhat do you mean by that!â€ Sha Lan glared at him.
â€œItâ€™s nothing! But weâ€™re both rivals, you canâ€™t possibly come to
my side, can you?â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œWhy canâ€™t I? Iâ€™m just an alchemist! As long as you teach me
alchemy, I will go to your side!â€ said Sha Lan. Since she said that,
she was basically on Ye Langâ€™s side already as anyone who made such a
request would definitely be suppressed or eliminated by the Soaring Sky
â€œJust come! Why wouldnâ€™t I teach you alchemy? I will, I will teach
you! But if itâ€™s anything other than alchemy, itâ€™ll depend on my
mood,â€ shrugged Ye Lang.
â€œWhy would I want to learn anything other than alchemy?â€ As Sha Lan
spoke, she was already approaching the flying boat. She did not know that
some of the technique Ye Lang used wasnâ€™t alchemy, for example the art
of making some of his formations.
â€œLi Yue, time waits for no oneâ€¦â€
â€œNo, I still canâ€™t go with you. Why canâ€™t we be from the same
empire, why do we all have to be separated into so many countriesâ€¦â€
Li Yue shook her head painfully.
â€œThe same empireâ€¦â€
Someone thought of a very desperate plan after hearing Li Yue. But that
plan wasnâ€™t impossible if they truly put effort.
â€œAlright, weâ€™ll leave then! Weâ€™ll meet again!â€
Soaring Sky Emperor and Chu Jiu yelled at the same time.
â€œWhatâ€™s the matter? Hurry, my time is precious. Iâ€™ve already wasted
ten yearsâ€¦â€ said Ye Lang, preparing to leave.
â€œHey idiot, who did you spend your past ten years with?!â€
â€œWith Zhao Yarouâ€¦ Wait, whereâ€™s Zhao Yarou?â€ asked Ye Lang,
suddenly realising she wasnâ€™t with him. She wasnâ€™t even on the boat.
Their head counts all did not include Zhao Yarou because Ye Lang had
never counted her in together with his family before.
â€œYou finally remembered me? MY BELOVED BROTHER-IN-LAW?!â€ Zhao Yarou
sounded very resentful, as if there was a force of hatred stabbing deeply
into Ye Langâ€™s heart.
â€œZhao Yarou, what are you doing over there?â€ Ye Lang looked towards
the angry Zhao Yarou, realising that she was near the emperor and
â€œI was waiting for you to think of me! How dare you forget me?!â€
whined Zhao Yarou. She had teleported in her own formation circle,
coincidentally landing near the emperor and was immediately surrounded.
â€œIâ€™m too used to you being next to me, why would I even think that
you were gone?â€ said Ye Lang innocently.
â€œReally?â€ Zhao Yarouâ€™s resentment disappeared like clouds
â€œCough cough! Little Ye Lang, you see it now. I have Yarou with me.
Donâ€™t you think you should surrender?â€ said the Soaring Sky Emperor.
â€œSurrender? What the heck are you talking about? Are you really taking
your own daughter hostage to threaten me?â€ asked Ye Lang, stunned.
Although the emperorâ€™s intentions were obvious, it was still a strange
Not just Ye Lang, everyone else found it odd.
Did this man really just threaten another person with his own daughteR?
â€œYour Majesty!â€ At this moment, Li Yue only recognised Zhao Yarou as
her empress. Li Yueâ€™s men immediately started to surround the emperor.
â€œDo not move! Li Yue, do not forget that you are a citizen of the
Soaring Sky emperor, I am the emperor of Soaring Sky!â€ roared the
emperor in rage. He turned to Ye Lang. â€œLittle Ye Lang, you come down
now and join Soaring Sky. Iâ€™ll give you whatever you want.â€
â€œIâ€™m not coming down! Why would I want to join Soaring Sky? What can
you give me? I donâ€™t need anything,â€ said Ye Lang nonchalantly. He
did not look afraid, as if he was not worried about Zhao Yarou.
â€œArenâ€™t you afraid something will happen to Yarou?â€ asked the
emperor in a low voice, as if he was getting impatient and would hurt
Zhao Yarou any moment.
â€œWhat could happen to Yarou?â€ Ye Lang was the same as always.
â€œDonâ€™t think I wouldnâ€™t do it just because sheâ€™s my daughter! Men
of ambition do not fret over trivial matters!â€ threatened the emperor.
â€œAbout thatâ€¦ I do believe you would do it, youâ€™re more cold-blooded
than Zhao Yarou. At least she kept you all alive. And youâ€™re willing to
kill your own daughter just to rule the world!â€ said Ye Lang mildly. He
wasnâ€™t scolding the emperor but it was more a revelation. He realised
there were many kings in history who were the same.
Li Shimin, the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty, was also a
cold-blooded man who murdered his own brother. However, everyone still
called him a great ruler for all the things he had done and his name
lived on for centuries.
If the Soaring Sky Emperor succeeded in unifying the world, as long as he
enforced good policies and treated his people well, his name would live
on for centuries too. Even if he held his own daughter hostage or even
killed her, history would still put him in good light.
And at that point, it would be hard to say who was in the wrong or right.
It was a matter of perspective.
â€œAnd if you do, why arenâ€™t you coming down yet?â€
â€œWhy would I do that? You can try killing your daughter, Iâ€™ll watch
from up here,â€ said Ye Lang with a grin, his tone mischievous.
â€œI canâ€™t believe you still hate her. You both spent ten years
together, is there really not a drop of love?â€ questioned the emperor.
Initially, Zhao Yarou was about to take action but she paused to look at
Ye Lang. She wanted to know the answer.
â€œThere is some love, I think sheâ€™s a good sister-in-law. She took
care of me well, and I donâ€™t want anything to hurt her. Iâ€™m willing
to share any burden for her if needed,â€ said Ye Lang mildly.
â€œAt least youâ€™re smart about that!â€ Zhao Yarou whispered softly,
â€œThen why arenâ€™t you here? Arenâ€™t you going to share this burden?
Or is it all empty talk?â€ accused the emperor.
â€œWhy are you still asking questions? As I said, you can try killing
her! Do you still not understand me?â€ huffed Ye Lang.
Everyone realised that Ye Lang did not actually want him to kill Zhao
â€œAlright, I will kill her!â€ declared the emperor coldly. He was
cornered now. Even if he wasnâ€™t willing, he must still retain his
dignity in front of his soldiers.
When the emperor gave the kill order, when the cold blades all pointed at
Zhao Yarou, when everyone who cared about her couldnâ€™t bear to watch,
something unexpected happened.
The people who surrounded Zhao Yarou were blown backwards but it did not
look like Zhao Yarou had done anything. It looked as if they flew on
What happened? Why couldnâ€™t I see her move? Is it me who underestimated
her abilities or does she have some protective item on her?
She must have some weapon with her. If it was the former, that means she
has attained Tian Heavenly Level now. What is that possible?
â€œYe Lang, sheâ€¦â€ Ye Lanyu stared at Zhao Yarou in disbelief.
â€œSheâ€™s a dangerous person, Iâ€™ve said before!â€ Ye Lang waved his
â€œI understand now!â€ Ye Chengtian also nodded.
When inexplicable circumstances occurred, people who did not fully grasp
the situation would continue to probe. The people who surrounded Zhao
Yarou charged once more.
The outcome was the same. They were blasted backwards once more. This
time, everyone clearly saw Zhao Yarou move. It was now confirmed that she
did not have any protective item on her, she merely had terrifying
Thisâ€¦ this woman is crazy! How did she become so powerful?!
With every punch and kick, Zhao Yarou travelled in a very obvious path
towards the flying boat. Everyone clearly saw her but no one could stop
Very soon, there was a huge empty space around Zhao Yarou because she had
already blasted everyone away.
Everyone understood what Ye Lang meant. He meant â€کIâ€™d like to see you
try killing her! Letâ€™s see if you can! But the answerâ€™s obvious: you
â€œThatâ€™s enough, youâ€™ve had your fun. Hurry up! We donâ€™t have time
to play, this is still your dadâ€™s turf!â€ yelled Ye Lang.
â€œHehe, I understand!â€ Zhao Yarou grinned mischievously. In a strange
flash, she came to Ye Langâ€™s side.
â€œYou troublemaker, what the heck were you doing down there for so
long?â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œI just wanted to know if my brother-in-law cares about meâ€¦â€ she
Ye Lang completely ignored her and started to prepare.
Someone yelled. It was Li Yue and Chu Jiu.
â€œLi Yue, do you want to leave with us?â€ Ye Lang ignored Chu Jiu and
asked Li Yue. If Li Yue chose to speak up now, that meant she wanted to
â€œYeah!â€ Li Yue nodded. â€œI donâ€™t want to serve an emperor who
doesnâ€™t even care about his daughter. One day he might abandon me! And
Iâ€™ve always seen Her Majesty as my empress anyway!â€
â€œVery well, come up then!â€ said Ye Lang. He didnâ€™t care for the
reason, he was just happy to see her.
â€œGeneral Li Yue!â€ shouted Li Yueâ€™s subordinates. They did not want
her to leave.
â€œYou all go ahead with your business, donâ€™t mind me. Iâ€™m planning
to marry someone in the future, I donâ€™t plan to stay in the military
for the rest of my life. This is a good opportunity for me!â€ said Li
Yue with a smile.
â€œThen we wish you happiness and love, General!â€
â€œThirteenth Master, we hope youâ€™ll make Li Yue happy!â€
The cries of farewell took a very strange and wrong turn as Ye Lang
became the focus once more.
â€œ?? What? What has this got to do with me?â€ Ye Lang asked, confused.
â€œIt has everything to do with you! Youâ€™re the one taking me away!â€
said Li Yue with a smile, tears falling down her cheeks.
â€œGo back then!â€
â€œFine, the Soaring Skyâ€™s military is surrounding us already!â€ Ye
Lang instructed Little Zero to bring them back to Ye City.
â€œWait, I have something to sayâ€¦â€ yelled Chu Jiu below.
â€œFarewell, Chu Jiu! Donâ€™t miss us! Come to Ye City for some tea if
you have time, on the house!â€ Ye Lang â€کs words echoed, the flying
boat was already heading towards Ye City.
â€œHeyâ€¦â€ Chu Jiu watched him leave helplessly.
â€œHow powerful is Zhao Yarou? Why canâ€™t I tell her capabilities at
all? Did you teach her?â€ Ye Lanyu looked at the baby in Ye Langâ€™s
arms, then Zhao Yarou next to him. It was very weird to see these three
people so at peace.
â€œTian Level. Sheâ€™s a little more powerful than you all! I taught her
a little bit of martial arts,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œHow could you! How could you help a person like her reach Tian
Level?!â€ Ye Lanyu was very annoyed. It was impossible for her to
completely forgive Zhao Yarou at the moment.
â€œWhat do you mean, me? She has always been Tian Level, she just hid it
very well,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œWhat?! No way, you say she has always been Tian Level? How old was
she? How is that possible?â€ Everyone was shocked.
Everyone could accept it if she had broken through during the ten years
with Ye Lang but if sheâ€™d attained Tian Level way before the ten years,
no one believed it.
â€œSheâ€™s a madwoman! I already said at the time that she was very
dangerous. It wasnâ€™t really because I didnâ€™t want to touch her, she
just gave me a very strong sense of danger. So now you all finally
believe me! I made the right decision!â€ said Ye Lang.
The crowd stared at her in shock, wondering how she grew up. This young
lady had done things people could not do in their lifetimes. She was the
one who turned the entire world upside down.
A dramatic way of putting it: she had the world at her mercy!
â€œSweetie, come to mama! Donâ€™t always stick to him, Iâ€™ll get
jealous! Mama is jealous!â€ Zhao Yarou ignored everyone else and
continued playing with the little baby, who was giggling happily.
Everyone now merely felt like she was a cute girl-next-door!
â€œYarou, donâ€™t steal my place! If weâ€™re talking about mothers, I
should be. Youâ€™re just the auntie.â€ The seventh princess cut in to
remind everyone of her existence.
â€œNo, I donâ€™t want to be an auntie, I want to be a mother too! Sis,
why donâ€™t we both marry Ye Lang?â€ Zhao Yarou looked at the seventh
princess longingly, like a little girl begging her sister.
â€œUhâ€¦ youâ€™ll have to ask him about that. If he agrees, weâ€™ll do
â€œWhat? Me? Of course thatâ€™s not going to happen! I would never marry
a madwoman like you!â€
Time flew quickly when they were having fun. Everyone was ecstatic to see
Ye Lang and Zhao Yarou return, plus Li Yue joining their side. This was
the outcome everyone had wanted most. Perhaps it was even better than
Time slipped by and two days later, the flying boat arrived at Ye City.
They were greeted with cries of celebration from the entire city,
including Third Brother and Seventh Brother, who had been waiting for a
very long time.
When they saw Ye Lang, everyone became very emotional.
However, they could not celebrate for long.
They had anticipated this but not so soon!
â€œEh? Did the sky just turn dark?â€
The entire city was confused. It was a sunny afternoon and it wasnâ€™t
time for sunset yet. Why was the sky darkening? They looked up to see an
Hordes of airships filled the sky. They bore sigils that announced they
were from the Soaring Sky Empire. They had surrounded the entire Ye City
with an abrupt invasion.
It was too soon! Ye Langâ€™s flying boat had just arrived!
â€œThis is magnificent! If these airships could be used for civilians, it
would improve the lives of countless people,â€ said Ye Lang as he looked
at the sky calmly.
â€œHow do you have time for such revelations?! Think of something!!â€
said Third Brother.
â€œThink of what? Theyâ€™re probably just passing by,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œIâ€™m going to have a heart attack talking to you. Iâ€™ll let you sit
on my head if theyâ€™re just passing by,â€ huffed Third Brother.
â€œIf theyâ€™re not passing, what are they doing here? You think
theyâ€™re here to attack us?â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œNot think, they ARE coming to attack us!â€
â€œThatâ€™s not possible, thereâ€™s really no strategic advantage to this
place. They wouldnâ€™t spend so much resources on attacking us,â€ said
Ye Lang, still clueless.
â€œWith you here, it is VERY strategic! And it is a must to take us
down!â€ said Third Brother.
â€œAm I that important?â€
Everyone yelled at the same time to answer his mutters.
â€œIf that is the case, Third Brother, go prepare to defend. I fear they
might force their way in. My defenses are strong but it cannot hold
against so many of them,â€ said Ye Lang, looking at the airships in the
â€œHow long can we hold?â€
â€œWith so many airships, about two days,â€ said Ye Lang. â€œWe should
just run. Our lives are more important!â€
Everyone fell silent, not because of such â€کunvaliantâ€™ words but also
they marvelled at his defenses being able to hold for two days. Two days
against an entire horde of airships was a remarkable feat.
They were also sure Soaring Sky could not launch a full attack lasting
two entire days. There was hope that they could hold up.
Of course, they must consider Ye Langâ€™s suggestion too. Their lives
were more important. If they were alive, they could start anew anytime in
â€œI donâ€™t think weâ€™ll be able to run! I believe the entire Soaring
Skyâ€™s power is focused on us now. Even the troops invading Vermilion
Bird have been directed here. I think the entire empire has surrounded
us,â€ said Seventh Brother with a frown. He had a report in his hand.
The situation must be dire for him to say that.
â€œNo way, Ye City must be very important to him.â€ Third Brother was
also astonished. No one would want to believe the entire empireâ€™s
military was here.
Seventh Brother shook his head. â€œItâ€™s true. This is a message from
Vermilion Blood. They mentioned Soaring Skyâ€™s attacks have subsided
greatly on their side and they realised Soaring Sky only left behind a
small portion of soldiers as a ploy while their main force was nowhere to
be found. Before this, I wouldâ€™ve wondered what Soaring Sky was up to
but now, thereâ€™s no need to overthink matters. The Soaring Sky Emperor
is just insane, and heâ€™s crazier than Zhao Yarou!â€
â€œHmmph!â€ Zhao Yarou bristled. Seventh Brother shuddered.
â€œDig a tunnel! Run!â€ Ye Lang yelled very simple instructions.
Just as everyone was speechless, a voice rang from the skies. It was a
warning for Ye Lang.
â€œLittle Ye Lang, I know you always have a way to escape. But while you
can run, can the rest run too? This time, I am here to slaughter the
city. I do not care who they are, I want them all dead! It will be the
same no matter where they run!â€
Everyone in the city paled in fear!