Astral Apostle - Chapter 520
However, the leaders did not mind and even started cursed,
“Screw the military order. Could it be that after we’re recruited, he thinks he became an official? He can’t even let me drink?”
“That’s right! Brother was detained for no reason. Our brothers are unhappy. How can we vent our anger if we don’t drink!”
The Imperial Court’s army was usually not allowed to drink when they were marching to war, lest they caused trouble after drinking. However, this rule was met with strong resistance in the Heavenly King Stronghold.
After all, the various leaders were all used to being free. Although most of them could differentiate between priorities, it was a really unpopular rule that they were not allowed to drink at all. There would always be people secretly drinking.
Xiang Tianjie was helpless at their replies and could only say, “Then why are you trespassing into the prison? I’m fine here. Hurry up and go back and apologize to Commander Lu.”
Hearing this, they shook their heads repeatedly,
“No! We barged in today to ask why Commander Lu imprisoned Brother. If you don’t give us an explanation, we won’t allow it!”
“That’s right, that’s right!”
Xiang Tianjie was touched but also helpless. He could only say, “Someone forged a letter and framed me for colluding with the enemy. Commander Lu has his reasons.”
The few of them were stunned before they flew into a rage.
“Bullsh*t. Brother is a veteran of the stronghold and has worked hard. How can he collude with the enemy and rebel?!”
“If you think about it a little more, you’ll know that there’s a trap. Why does Commander Lu not trust Brother at all?”
Hearing this, Xiang Tianjie had nothing to say. He also had a grudge against this.
Although he could understand Lu Longchuan’s actions, he had been at the beck and call of the stronghold for many years. In the end, Lu Longchuan would still wrong him for such a small scheme. Even a saint would be unhappy at such a treatment.
The more the leaders spoke, the angrier they became.
“Commander Lu is really getting more and more useless as he gets older. At first, he bowed to the traitorous officials, and later, he fell into a trap trying to frame the founding members of the stronghold. How can he still look like a Heavenly King? I think that Chen Feng is right. He actually became a villain who coveted wealth!”
As soon as he finished speaking, an angry shout came from not far away.
“How dare you!”
Lu Longchuan rushed over with his personal guards. His face was ashen, and he was furious.
Behind him, many leaders who had rushed over after hearing the commotion were confused.
Lu Longchuan’s face was as dark as water as he glared at the few people present,
“Not only did you flout the rules by being greedy for alcohol, but you also trespassed into the prison to visit a serious criminal. Do you think my military order is child’s play!”
However, someone straightened his neck and retorted,
“Big Brother, why did you wrongly accuse the Fourth Leader and say that he colluded with the enemy and rebelled? Aren’t you afraid of ruining your brotherhood?”
Hearing this, many leaders who did not understand the inside story jumped with fright at the realization.
Lu Longchuan’s face was filled with frustration. He did not want to reply their questions, instead scolding them,
“I have my own plans for this matter. There’s no need for you to worry. You’re embarrassing yourself here after drinking a few cups of horse urine and spouting nonsense. How can you offend the commander-in-chief of the three armies? Hurry up and scram back to the camp to be punished by the military!”
Seeing this, Xiang Tianjie also advised a few of the leaders he was familiar with, “Listen to the commander. Don’t act rashly and ruin the dignity of the commander.”
However, the few of them did not lower their heads. Instead, they began to confront Lu Longchuan.
Just as Lu Longchuan was unable to restrain his anger and was about to order his personal guards to take down a few people, one of them suddenly took out a letter from his pocket and shouted,
“Commander Lu, I have a letter here. I hope you can explain.”
Lu Longchuan was stunned.
This person raised this letter high and showed it to everyone present.
“This letter has the seal of the government, and it’s a secret letter from the Imperial Court. Everyone knows that we’ve been asking the Imperial Court for help recently. Every time the government sends a messenger to reply, it’s about how their support was given in terms of money and food instead of actual reinforcements, that sort of nonsense.
However, two days ago, I was entertaining a messenger from the Imperial Court and happened to see this letter when he was drunk. This secret letter was originally handed to Commander Lu by the Imperial Court in private. It contained a shocking secret, so I secretly stole it!”
As soon as he said this, everyone’s curiosity was piqued.
“What did the letter say?” Another leader immediately asked.
Hearing this, the person opened the letter and read it aloud.
The letter was written in the name of the Imperial Court. The general content was to praise Lu Longchuan’s command. He said that as long as he continued to suffer heavy losses with the Dragon King Stronghold as agreed, he would follow the agreement and reward him with the promised official position after he returned to the capital.