736 Chapter 736: Wish

    The Royal Eunuch escorted Long Chen to the Great Hall where the King was sitting.

    As soon as they got there, they saw the Ministers of the Kingdom getting out of the place. The ministers seemed to be discussing something amongst themselves as they stepped out of the hall and continued on their way without even glancing at Long Chen.

    "You stay here. I'll go inform His Highness," the Eunuch told Long Chen before he opened the door of the Great Hall and stepped inside.

    He spent a few minutes inside. During that time, Long Chen patiently waited outside for him to come out and bring him in. He couldn't hear any noises coming from inside.

    After some time, the Royal Eunuch opened the door of the great hall from inside.

    "You can come inside," he told Long Chen as he moved aside.

    Long Chen nodded his head as he stepped inside.

    He walked near the King before he got down on one knee.

    "Long Live, Your Majesty," he said.

    "Stand," the King said as he gestured for Long Chen to stand up.

    Long Chen stood up as per the commands of the King.

    "I was told that you wanted to meet me to inform me about something important. Speak. What did you want to tell me?" the King asked Long Chen.

    "Your Majesty, I heard that you were preparing for the war. That's what I wanted to talk about," Long Chen said.

    "Oh? What about that? We're indeed preparing for war, and they are too. According to my information, their armies have already left their cities, and they're advancing towards the borders. Our armies should be leaving tomorrow as well," The King said as he nodded his head.

    "Your Majesty, I wanted to talk to you because I had a suggestion. How about, instead of fighting head-on, we attack from two sides," Long Chen said.

    "What do you mean from both sides?" the King asked Long Chen.

    Previously, he wouldn't have believed that he would be talking to a kid about war, but after what happened in the last few weeks and how Long Chen performed, the King was feeling like he needed to take Long Chen seriously. According to his information, Long Chen had killed the Royal Tutor himself. Even though the Royal Tutor's attention was diverted when he was killed by Long Chen, it still didn't change the fact that he was killed by Long Chen.

    " I mean, the war. You know how wars are fought. Both sides have a big battle, and the winning side gets everything. What I'm suggesting is something else entirely. I'm suggesting that we should make two armies," Long Chen said as he smiled.

    " Two armies?" the King inquired in confusion.

    "Yes. The first army to fight the battle at the border, which is on the south of Aksha Kingdom, and keep the enemy occupied. That would be like how it is in normal wars. As for the Second Army, that would go all around the Aksha Kingdom through the other Kingdoms and enter the Aksha Kingdom from North where they would be least suspecting. We can easily surround the Royal City of Aksha Kingdom and take over it using the Second Army. It'll be an easy victory," Long Chen suggested.

    As he finished speaking, he looked towards the King to see his expressions. He wasn't much surprised to see the King's expression. It was exactly what he expected. The King seemed pleasantly surprised.

    "That's right. We can easily win it that way. We can win it normally too, but your way gives us less casualty," the King said as he nodded his head, but his expressions suddenly turned grave.

    "There's a problem, though," the King muttered.

    "I don't think there's any problem," Long Chen replied, shaking his head.

    "There is. You can't see it. But the second Army would have to go around many other Kingdoms to go around the Aksha Kingdom and reach its north," The King said.

    " Even though the Kingdoms are weaker than us, the chances are less that they would allow our army to enter their lands. Even if we intimidate them and they let us cross their kingdom, there still needs to be a lot of back and forth politics involved. To cross so many Kingdoms like this is already difficult, let alone doing it without letting the Aksha Kingdom know. The Aksha Kingdom will easily know if even one person amongst all these Kingdoms informed them," the King said as he shook his head.

    "I have already thought about that, but that won't be a problem at all. We won't enter the Kingdoms as an Army. We will enter as a group of travelers and wandering Cultivators. The only problem is that we can't have our soldiers wearing any Armor. The Second Army will have to travel like Cultivators without any armor. At best, they can carry their weapons,' Long Chen said, shaking his head.

    "Getting to take over a city without armors?" the King inquired as he frowned.

    "No. I never said they'll fight without armors. I only said our army would travel without armors," Long Chen said as he grinned.

    "What do you mean?" the King inquired with a frown.

    "Merchants! We'll have merchants carry the armors and other important stuff. The Merchants can use the excuse that they're going to sell the armors to other Kingdoms if they're asked. It isn't very easy. We'll have to choose trustworthy merchant organizations. We'll have to spread out, but at the endpoint, our army will be united, and they'll have their weapons and armors, ready to take over the Aksha Kingdom," Long Chen replied with as a subtle smile appeared on his face.

    "Amazing. So young yet so wise. We thought that you were good with what you already did, and we were about to decide on your reward for that, but you did even more. This plan will save many lives of our soldiers and make us win the war. We'll have to reconsider your reward. Tell me what you want," the King told Long Chen.

    " I don't think I can get what I want," Long Chen replied as he shook his head.

    "Don't worry. We promise we'll give you whatever you want as long as it's within our means. Ask what you desire," The King asked Long Chen as he started laughing.

    "Alright. If you say so," Long Chen muttered softly. On the inside, he was smiling as things seemed to be going smoothly.

    "I want you to make me the King," Long Chen let out as he raised his head and took a step forward.

    "Impudent!" the King bellowed as he smacked his hand on the armrest of his Throne and stood up.

    "You dare ask us to abdicate and make you the King? Do you have a death wish?!" the King bellowed as he pointed his finger towards Long Chen.

    " You misunderstand me, Your Majesty. I didn't say I want you to make me the King of the Sunai Kingdom. I said that I want you to make me the King of the Aksha Kingdom after we win the war. I'm already loyal to you. With me at the helm, the Aksha Kingdom will always be your subordinate. Also, I have another reason to ask for it," Long Chen said with a frown as he sighed.

    "The King of Aksha Kingdom? What other reason do you have?" he asked Long Chen.

    "My father. He gave his entire life to serve the Aksha Kingdom, and in the end, all he received was a betrayal. It will be my sweet revenge. The boy they all called Bastard will become their King. It will be a poetic justice. I want to be the King of Aksha Kingdom even if it's just for a day," Long Chen answered.
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