Chapter 254 – Fledgling Phoenix Maturation
After trolling Pang Tong, Liu Mang and the others went back to sleep and when dawn finally come, the scenery from last night finally revealed.
Liu Mang, accompanied with Huang Zhong, Huang Xu, Xu Sheng, Wang Wei and Zhao Yun currently are standing on the rampart of Shouchun Naval HQ. While Liu Mang just smiled, all of his generals are awe-struck by the sights. There are pieces of warships which had been turned into black, corpses who suffered at least third-degree burns, corpses who suffocates to death and corpses who were boiled to death, real pitiful. The scenery so filled like that, one can said that Liu Mang is fishing using bombs (blast fishing). Xu Sheng then cupped his fist toward Liu Mang and said “Milord, Sheng thanks you for salvaging Sheng’s pride!!!” Liu Mang just waved his hand and said “No need for thanks, it is a duty of a lord to help his subordinate by doing whatever he could.” Liu Mang then thought Now, Xu Sheng is truly one of mine.
Meanwhile on Guan Yu’s side. Guan Yu and his soldiers had been rowing all night and almost reached Runan dock. In the end, only his ship and small number of soldiers managed to avoid destruction. “Aahh, ah, ahhh, roost chiken!!!” Pang Tong just speaking gibberish since last night. That attack shocked him too big and that final troll (Roast Chicken of Jing Province) robbed him of his sanity. Pang Tong want to troll Liu Mang, but instead he is trolled back magnificently.
Guan Yu then said to Pang Tong “Military adviser, we had docked!!!” Guan Yu just sighed in his heart Last night, we are building friendships and help me to regain my pride. But now, I cannot do anything to him, as he is completely heartbroken. Ai!!!! Actually Pang Tong’s condition is much better than last night where he is just stay stiff like a corpse and that happened while they are passing through Anfeng and Tianjin. Guan Yu who did not know anything of waking people from their shock other than slapping their cheek, slapped his cheek, HARD. “POOF!!!” Pang Tong then spurted out blood however when Guan Yu saw that blood, he is really concerned as the blood is blackish in color. Pang Tong is suffering stomach-blood-stasis caused by extreme rage and frustration for his failed scheme and Liu Mang’s trolling that he is holding in his stomach.
Never underestimate stomach-blood-stasis as it is extremely deadly, especially to people who did not have good temper. History famous people who died by this stomach-blood-stasis are exceptionally Zhou Yu and Wang Lang. Zhou Yu was trolled by Zhuge Liang who again and again failed his scheme and finally he died angry leaving behind the beauty Xiao Qiao. While Wang Lang, his was mixed with shame and anger for forcing Liu Xie to abdicate, betraying all that he stands for and finally died after falling from his horse.
“Cough, cough!!!” Pang Tong coughed up two of his teeth because of last night slap and laughed “hee hee hee hee!!!” A laugh full of hatred combined with self-deprecating. Guan Yu then knitted his brow and thought Laughing? At this point? Man, if his ability is so great, then he should have cultivated his spirit. Too bad, a person of great ability turned into a waste.
While Pang Tong still laughing, Liu Bei came and greet Guan Yu first “Second brother, welcome back!!!” All while hugging him. Guan Yu then released Liu Bei and cupped his fist and kneel “Big bro. We are defeated!!!” Guan Yu hid his face in shame and proceeded to report everything to Liu Bei including Liu Mang’s last words. Liu Bei then said “Ai, brother. Victory and defeat is but a common thing in war. Why must Yunchang muses over a small defeat while we only need one decisive victory!!!” While smiling toward Guan Yu. When his gaze moved toward the laughing Pang Tong, his smile disappeared and turned to sneer and said “So, how are you, Fledgling Phoenix of Jing Province? Or should I call you, Roast Chicken of Huainan?!” Guan Yu then stood up and said “Brother, why are you rubbing salt on Military Adviser Pang’s wound?!” Guan Yu really did not understand why the normally gentle Liu Bei turned into a very harsh person. Liu Bei then sneered “Out of 130 warships and several hundreds troops, only 1 ship managed to return. And what you Pang Tong said last two nights huh? ‘MY SCHEME WILL WORK, IT IS FLAWLESS!!!’ Your scheme had indeed worked, Pang Tong. YES, AGAINST ME!!!! HOW DID YOU STILL HAVE A FACE TO RETURN, HUH? YOU SHOULD JUST DIE WITH THOSE SOLDIERS IN SHOUCHUN!!!”
Guan Yu felt really strange, when Xiapi was swindled by Chen Gong, Liu Bei just maintain his mannerism, but right now, it is really different. Pang Tong then replied in hoarse voice “Yes, Milord. I should had died with those soldiers in Shouchun Naval HQ.” He become more depressed and started to walk the plank. Guan Yu then seized Pang Tong’s hand and said “Military adviser, don’t do this!!!” Guan Yu really confused as Liu Bei did not prevent Pang Tong to kill himself. None of this is right. Guan Yu then said “Military adviser, Yu begged you not to do this. Military adviser, please slap Yunchang to vent your anger. Please!!!” Guan Yu then urged to Liu Bei “Brother, please stop military adviser Pang as this is not his mistake, rather this is Yu’s mistake for being too arrogant!!!” Liu Bei then goes forward and said “So, Pang Tong. You chose death right? LET THIS LIU XUANDE ASSIST YOU!!!!” He then proceed to kick Pang Tong.