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My Father in Law is Lu Bu - Chapter 49 - I Am Me (MTL)
My Father in Law is Lu Bu - Chapter 49 - I Am Me (MTL)
Translated by Bloodfalcon, Edited by TyrLoki
"I will not allow this!" It was not Lu Bu that
spoke, instead it was Liu Mang who was already standing that refused.
Liu Mang had to refuse this. Fuck you, Old Yuan, by saying
that thing. “My son not yet married” you spoke that word easily so it can
act as a fishing line for your glory?
I who has twenty years of being a bachelor, whose only
girlfriend is my left hand cannot allow this. My spring time of youth has
finally come. I have a beautiful but fierce fiancée. Will I allow those things
to be snatched so easily by Old Yuan.
You have always said that your Yuan family is a good family.
You are the third brother of the fourth generation of Yuan family. Tall, rich
and handsome wit good genes but this treatment on asking for a woman's hand,
you are an absolutely no-good, unethical person. Both of you are arrogant pricks
who are also a wife-snatchers.
“Who art thou? Dost thou have not seen my father and your
sovereign had a discussion of utmost importance, thou as an unwanted party
here, must stand down your opinion?” Young Yuan is very angry before, when he
called Lu Bu, honorable father-in-law, he had already refuted by him. Now however
he can directly oppose Lu Bu with his father by his side.
“Make me withdraw my
opinion? Your father is not qualified to speak with me at the same level, let
alone you!” Liu Mang will not be polite against these two wife-snatchers.
After hearing Liu Mang's words, Yuan Shu become startled and
angry immediately because in Yuan Shu's view, Liu Mang was just Lu Bu's young bodyguard.
“Fengxian, is this your subordinate?! He, a mere servant, dared to speak while
his masters are discussing important matters? Arrest him immediately!”
Arrest Liu Mang? Ha-ha, if there is no Liu Mang, there will
be no Lu Bu now. In Lu Bu's army, the one who cannot be sacrificed by Lu Bu
right now is probably only Liu Mang.
Hearing Yuan Shu orders to arrest Liu Mang, Lu Bu said this
coldly “I want to see, who would dare to arrest him!”
“Fengxian You?!” Yuan Shu shocked to see Lu Bu's expression.
“Lu Fengxian, what the hell you getting angry for? Is this not
just a servant of yours?!” Yuan Shu thought.
“Yuan Gonglu, my visit here was just to borrow grain and
provisions rather than talk about marriage matter. Hast thou forgotten about
TL: Han Yin, Yuan Shu's messenger. He came to Xu Province to
make alliance with Lu Bu through marriage. But was killed due to intervention
of Chen Gui and Chen Deng. For more complete information.
“Han Yin?!”Yuan Shu face started to look bleak. This year he
sent a messenger to Lu Bu, discussing about marriage alliance. That messenger
is Han Yin. It is a pity that this messenger actually was executed by Lu Bu.
“Moreover, Yuan Gonglu. The one who stands before you is the
Han Dynasty Prince of Shu. Do you really have the audacity to arrest him?!” Lu
Bu berated them.
“Prince of Shu?!” Yuan Shu look startlingly at Liu Mang.
Although Yuan Shu have proclaimed himself as an Emperor but he also still have
a fear of Han Dynasty. Otherwise Old Cao will not be able to annihilate him.
After that, he himself also cannot show his face in public again.
“Correct, this is the Prince of Shu! His Emperor majesty
bestowed him also General of Southern Expedition. His title is even above
yours, Yuan Gonglu. And you actually said that he is a servant? In this nation,
who dares to use him as a servant?!”
When hearing Lu Bu's rebuke, Yuan Shu's face is really red
with anger. His anger even rises when he stroke his throne “Enough! Lu
Fengxian, I asked you only this thing. Do you want to marry or not marry your
daughter to my family?!”
“This Lu Fengxian's daughter already been betrothed to the
Royal Prince of Shu, no second daughter to marry your son, Yuan Gonglu!” Lu Bu
also glares angrily at Yuan Shu. 5000-shi grain to marry my daughter? What kind
of offer is this? Do you, Yuan Gonglu, think everybody is a fool?
"Hey!" Liu Mang's heart cooling down a bit, but
his mood is really not well.
Lu Fengxian, today you have to marry your daughter or else!”
Old Yuan was angry and more determined to force Lu Bu to marry his daughter.
Old Yuan then made a signal to his palace guards to surround Lu Bu and co.
“Yuan Gonglu, from the very beginning, I did not disrespect
you even a bit, why should you start this now?!” Lu Bu said it with disdain
tone. These people may not know about Lu Bu's prowess, but they heard about Lu
Bu's participation in Hulao Gate. Only he can make the alliance of 18 warlords
deadlock their advance and making all alliance warlords' faces becoming very
bleak and pale.
Among those 18 warlords, Yuan Shu was one of them, so he
felt the first-hand how terrifying Lu Bu can be. Lu Bu's army was stationed
outside of Shouchun city. Even 100,000 troops of Cao army cannot hold them.
There is no way those soldiers of Shouchun can protect this city if besieged,
in addition Old Yuan's soldiers are all in no condition to fight, they are
already old, weak, sick and disabled.
“Hey!” Yuan Shu suddenly sighed while sitting on his throne.
His visage has becoming more of an skinny and dying old man, and nowhere was
the visage of a mighty warlord can be found.
”All of you withdraw!” Said Yuan Shu, signaling those guards
“Father?!” Yuan Yao really anxious, if his father let go of
this matter, then what about his engagement? Let go of them? Then how he, Yuan
Yao, have a future? His father is really sick, and now seeing his wife and army
already fleeting away, how he cannot worry about his future?
Yuan Shu did not pay any attention to Yuan Yao, then he said
this to Lu Bu “Fengxian, how many years we have been acquaintances, this year
should be more than ten years right?!”
Lu Bu nodded. Exactly from Hulao Gate siege until today, it
had been more than ten years.
”5000-shi grain, you can borrow it. But after borrowing it,
I would like to ask you only two matters!” Yuan Shu said that with expression
“Say it and I shall hear it!” Lu Bu also sighed in his heart
while looking at Yuan Shu's old face, they are already old, older than those
who already dead such as Ding Yuan, Tao Qian or Wang Yun. The next time, it
could be their turn! Then when that time happens, this nation will be theirs, the
younger generation’s nation.
While thinking that, Lu Bu set his sights at Liu Mang.
”First! ”Yuan Shu's eyes is flashing like never before “I
need Fengxian to kill two traitors!” At that time, when Yuan Shu said traitors,
Liu Mang also felt killing intent emanating from Yuan Shu's body.
He is also one of the warlords who have too much blood on
"Yes! Chen Lan, Lei Bo! These two traitors, these two,
when I proclaimed myself as an emperor had revolted on me!“ Said Yuan Shu.
Liu Mang gently shook his head. These two should be
considered as smart people. When Old Yuan proclaimed himself as the emperor, his
path has reached a dead-end. Those who does not want to die with you, naturally
will leave you. Yuan Shu also looked a little embarrassed in front of Lu Bu and
company. He knows when he proclaimed himself as an emperor, there will be many
people who will find it unbearable, and will leave him. After all, this was all
due to his delusions, being an emperor, being seated on dragon throne, and the
feeling when people said, “I am your subject!”, it really was unbearable. Yuan
Gonglu quickly snaps out of his delusions and begin to be depressed again. He
said “If they just left me, Yuan Gonglu, then I would have tolerated them.
After all, they are looking for better opportunities than being under me. I
will never blame them. But they were not satisfied with just leaving me. They
also attacked my supply transport, robbed me of my rations! They caused me to
be stranded in Shouchun with nowhere to go!”
Ooohh! So This is the cause, Lu Bu and company understood
immediately. If Chen Lan and Lei Bo only left him, Yuan Shu, then Yuan Shu will
not be in this angry state and will possible considered as resigning from job
in good terms. But, both of them took things too far. They attacked their
former employer and become rebellious traitors out of their own interest.
“Good! Give me these two’s whereabouts, in three days, I
will send you their heads! Lu Bu complied without even consulting with Liu Mang
or Chen Gong. Actually, even if Yuan Shu did not request for killing them,
eventually Lu Bu will solve these problems himself due to his provisions debt
to Yuan Shu. Why? It was simply because Boss Lu is really hated traitors.
After hearing Lu Bu comply, Yuan Shu's expression become happier
and said “For my second request, Fengxian. I request you to dispatch troops to
escort me to the north, to Hebei To my cousin Yuan Shao’s territory! I will
certainly reward you heavily!” Yuan Shu knew that currently Huainan had been
abandoned and cannot be defended anymore, His people are also scattered. Thus
Yuan Shu's only option is to go to Hebei and joined hand-in-hand with Yuan
Shao. If before, Yuan Shu looked down on Yuan Shao, because Yuan Shao is the son
of a maid, but now, for him to survive, what choice does he have?
However the road to Hebei was not peaceful. Xu Province was now
being seized by Old Cao. Yuan Shu who had been defeated severely by Old Cao,
did not dare to face Old Cao directly now.
”That request is impossible!” Lu Bu immediately rejects it.
Telling him to go north again? Is this a joke? Previously, only with great
difficulty, Lu Bu managed to withdraw from Xu Province, and now you, Yuan Shu,
tried to make him go north again, do you think this Lu Bu wants to seek death?
Even if they arrive at Hebei. Lu Bu and Yuan Shao are incompatible. And if Yuan
Shao found out that Lu Bu is in Hebei, Lu Bu will be decimated at Puyang.
“But!” Yuan Shu still wanted to persuade through Lu Bu's rejection.
“If I can't obtain provisions from here, then I will only
bring trouble to you!” Said Lu Bu. Bringing trouble to himself, meaning if Yuan
Shu does not allow borrowing provisions from Shouchun, then he can get it from
attacking Chen Lan and Lei Bo. At that time, Lu Bu may persuade them to
surrender rather than kill them, therefore breaking Yuan Shu's first request.
Seeing that Yuan Shu was unwilling, but when looking at the miserable
state of his acquaintance, Lu Bu's heart began to soften up “Please think
slowly about the conditions that you present, as long as it is not too hard, I,
Lu Fengxian will help you fulfill that!” “Let's go, Liu Mang, Chen Gong!” Lu Bu
said, commanding his people to leave.
Leaving the imperial court hall, Chen Gong began to ask the reason
from Lu Bu “Milord, why did you suddenly accept Yuan Shu's conditions for
borrowing provisions?! Obviously we can just take it from them” What Chen Gong
meant was, obviously they can just besiege Shouchun and capture the city along
with their provisions. After all, those two who revolted can snatch Yuan Shu's
provisions so easily, what does this say? This obviously shows that Yuan Shu's
forces were very weak and wasted to the extreme. The reason why Shouchun had
not yet been annexed and destroyed, was because of this Hebei‘s older cousin.
But these things were not worth mentioning to Lu Bu.
True, attacking Shouchun may be easier than attacking Chen
Lan and Lei Bo, as Yuan Shu's army were all remnants. Shouchun was also in
shambles. However, if Lu Bu's army besieged the city, then Yuan Shu will be
robbed even further by Chen Lan and Lei Bo. Thus, you can see their skills from
Lu Bu did not reply immediately, only staring at Chen Gong
for a long time. Being stared like that, made Chen Gong's heart feel bit
scared. He replied “If I have done such things, Gongtai. Would you still say
that I am still the Lu Bu you know?!” Lu Bu did not wait for Chen Gong to
respond, he just rode his horse leading the way and said these sentence again
“Gongtai, do you remember that Cao Cao's
principle that he would rather disappoint the world than let the world
disappoint him, then I, Lu Bu's principle is to be myself, free from anyone's
debt. I have my own moral code, and that will never change!” Chen Gong looking
at Lu Bu who was gradually disappearing suddenly laughed and shouted to the sky
“Do you see now, Cao Mengde? Precisely this is the reason, that I leave you and
choose Lu Bu!”