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During the time when Dongshan Jin was fantasizing about Mo Qingcheng, his subordinates had already surrounded Qin Wentian. Their auras were all released and the weakest among them were at least at Yuanfu. The strongest was a fourth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign who was responsible for Dongshan Jin’s safety.
“Qingcheng, seems like we have got to return.” Qin Wentian bitterly smiled, staring at Mo Qingcheng as he shook his head. Since there were people targeting him and Qingcheng, it was obvious that they wouldn’t have just sent trash like Dongshan Jin. The enemies hidden in the shadows would be the most troublesome, hence it was a good idea to return to the royal palace.
However, since he had already promised to accompany Mo Qingcheng, enjoying this leisure time of half a day outside, there was nothing for him to be regretful about. Although Ye Kongfan wished to kill him, it wouldn’t be as easy as he thought it would be.
“Mhm.” Mo Qingcheng stared at those surrounding them as an expression of loathing flashed on her face. The words exchanged by the two of them were heard by Dongshan Jin and involuntarily caused his countenance to stiffen. Although this young man and Mo Qingcheng were extraordinary, their ages were even younger than him. How powerful could they possibly be?
Not only that, Dongshan Jin was the son of the Eastern Mountain Marquis. He could be considered acquainted with those from the upper echelons in the Ye Country. He was sure these two weren’t anyone from there.
However, this could be blamed on the fact that Dongshan Jing didn’t bother to cultivate, and spent his time lazing about instead. Even if he paid a little more attention to the info circulating around his country, he would know that there were a bunch of extraordinary characters in Ye right now. Not only that, all of these people were existences he couldn’t afford to offend.
“Little beauty don’t be in such a hurry. Hehe I shall definitely serve you well. You guys, what are you waiting for? Make your move.” Dongshan Jin was starting to get impatient. He had never tasted such an absolute beauty before and now since he had met one at this inn, how could he give her up? Yet, he didn’t know that it was precisely because of his lustful nature that it was so easy for him to be manipulated by others.
“Bzzz!” Long blades slashed towards Qin Wentian’s direction. The attacker’s eyes were filled with a cold and malevolent laughter. Just one strike from his blade was sufficient to split Qin Wentian apart.
“Clang!” A crisp sound echoed out, the long blade slashed into Qin Wentian’s shoulder, as the attacker was preparing to shift the angle of his blade. He was attempting to slash Qin Wentian’s head, however the blade was actually rebounded. This scene frightened the rest of the attackers who were preparing to make a move so badly that their entire countenance stiffened.
The defense of Qin Wentian’s current fleshy body was simply incredible, and with the astral energy circulating protectively around his body, how could a first-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign be able to injure him?
“You…” The expression on the blade-wielder’s face changed. He knew that he just rammed his toes into a steel board.
At this moment, Qin Wentian finally stood up. Abruptly, a stifling pressure enveloped the entire space. Qin Wentian’s long hair was fluttering in the air as the lines on his face subtly shifted. This caused his countenance to appear even more fiendish. His body also began to exude an incomparable aura.
“For those who have nothing to do with this, scram.” Qin Wentian softly spoke. Instantly, a number of silhouettes flickered as they ran away while those currently surrounding Qin Wentian couldn’t help but feel their bodies trembling.
Dongshan Jin wasn’t an idiot. How could he fail to understand that he had offended someone with an extraordinary status? A guard beside him spoke, “Sir, if we have accidentally offended you today, please forgive us. We will leave immediately.”
Qin Wentian turned and waved his hands. Instantly, a miserable cry rang out. A thin sword scar appeared in the center of the brow of the blade-wielder, he had died instantly. The others around him all retreated as terror clouded their faces.
“I'm the son of the Eastern Mountain Marquis. I won't pursue the matter of you killing my subordinates. How about both of us just stop here?” Dongshan Jin’s heart shuddered when he saw the death of his man. Right at this moment, as he was speaking, Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto him. Almost immediately, he felt himself descending into hell. An intense and hopeless sense of crisis enveloped him, just a single glance was sufficient to destroy his conviction to live.
Qin Wentian stepped forward as a gush of sword qi ravaged this entire space. In an instant, a few more blood-curdling screams rang out. A few more of Dongshan Jin’s guards had just died.
“Sir…” Dongshan Jin’s protector shouted. “Although your strength is immense, the experts from the Eastern Mountain Manor are as plentiful as the clouds. If you kill the little Marquis, only death awaits you.”
It was as though Qin Wentian didn't hear his words. He took another step forward and that protector instantly felt a towering sword might boring down onto him. Qin Wentian lifted his hand and slashed it out. That person retreated with explosive speed however he wasn't fast enough. Blood fell down like rain as a bloody scar appeared in the center of his forehead.
“No…” The sticky blood splattered onto Dongshan Jin. He gave a howl of terror, he was so frightened that he couldn't stop shivering.
Qin Wentian took yet another step forward. At this instant, all the guards under Dongshan Jin cried out, as they all fell over instantly with none left alive.
Dongshan Jin’s body grew soft as he slumped onto the ground like a pile of soft mud. He was so frightened that his soul almost scattered away. He looked at Qin Wentian as though he was looking at a devil. He had seen many experts before but none had given him a feeling of such despair. Qin Wentian walked step by step towards him, people had died with every step he took. Was this the application of an overwhelming Mandate?
“The man surnamed Chu asked you to come here and after that, he had stayed in the vicinity to monitor the situation. After this, there would be people informing your Manor to have me killed. The results would simply be all of them dying until the Marquis himself appears. Even if your father did manage to kill me, the entire Eastern Mountain Manor would be buried together with me.”
Qin Wentian stared at Dongshan Jin with disdain as he spoke coldly. The cold wind gusted on Dongshan Jin’s body, he felt as though he was in hell. Each and every word of this man made him feel a chill so cold that they were bone-piercing. So cold.
He wasn’t that stupid. How could he fail to understand what Qin Wentian meant? Not only did the person surnamed Chu want his life, he also plotted to kill the entire Eastern Mountain Marquis Manor. Such a venomous scheme had truly chilled his soul. The young man in front of him had an extraordinary status. Even if they killed him, it was highly probable that the entire Eastern Mountain Manor would have been sentenced to death.
“How stupid can you be to so easily become the chess piece of others?” Qin Wentian’s voice was as cold as ever. Dongshan Jin suppressed his fear and climbed up from the ground. He stared at Qin Wentian and spoke, “Wouldn’t their cunning scheme be unable to achieve fruition if you simply let me go?”
Qin Wentian’s hand swished through the air, killing Dongshan Jin with a single palm strike to the head, jolting him to death.
There were some things that one couldn’t show mercy to. Even though the crimes of this man weren’t worthy of causing his death, his words had already humiliated Mo Qingcheng. In addition, his thoughts were depraved and filthy, if Qin Wentian showed weakness here, how terrible would the consequences be? Qin Wentian was no saint, from the time this matter had started, Dongshan Jin was already destined to die. Maybe the one controlling the scenes from the shadows had also already expected this.
A raging wind gusted by, Qin Wentian’s silhouette disappeared from where he stood. Faraway there was a silhouette hidden in a remote corner, so frightened that he was involuntarily shaking. In fact, when he heard the sound of the wind, he had already started to retreat frantically.
“Bzzz!” An immense strength had directly caught hold of the young man surnamed Chu. After which, a gigantic palm imprint grabbed his throat. The countenance of this young man was masked by terror, his body incessantly shivered. He had personally witnessed the terrifying death of Dongshan Jin and his bodyguards, Qin Wentian was too decisive when it came to killing.
“I will tell you everything!” Even before Qin Wentian could utter a word, the young man surnamed Chu was already yelling out in fear.
Qin Wentian remained silent, quietly waiting. Although he already knew that it was highly likely that the person behind this was Ye Kongfan, it would still be good to hear other additional information.
“This matter was dictated by the Eagle Marquis Manor. The Eagle Marquis Manor has a debt of hatred with the Eastern Mountain Manor and wished to kill people by using someone else. The Eastern Mountain Marquis had been too protective of Dongshan Jin’s shortcomings. Although he knew that his son wasn’t somebody capable, he still excessively doted on him. It was precisely because of this protection that a lustful devilish fiend was born. Now, the experts of the Eastern Mountain Manor should be arriving soon, it would be best for Brother Qin to leave here immediately. If the Eastern Mountain Marquis knew that his son had died, he might still kill you under a pique of rage despite your extraordinary status.” The young man surnamed Chu shouted.
Qin Wentian frowned as he coldly asked, “You know who I am? Who told you this?”
“The Holy Maiden’s beauty is too overwhelming; the instant I saw her I knew this matter would blow up. Initially I had wanted to run away however I was still curious about the ending. Hence, I chose to hide here yet I didn’t know that Brother Qin’s perception had already spotted me.”
“How did you know who I am?” Qin Wentian’s voice contained a glacial intent within. Knowing who Mo Qingcheng was wasn’t strange, yet his name shouldn’t be so widespread yet.
Feeling Qin Wentian’s murderous intent caused the expression on the face of the young man surnamed Chu to turn into something akin to dead ashes. Faraway, a few powerful auras could be felt gushing out, evidently those from the Eastern Mountain Marquis Manor has just arrived. Qin Wentian furrowed his brows in displeasure while the young man surnamed Chu felt nothing but despair. He lowered his voice to a whisper, “The instant I saw the Holy Maiden, I knew straight away that this matter had something to do with the Qi King Manor. The Eagle Marquis takes orders from the Qi King Manor, additionally before this, there was a rumor circulating around saying that the Holy Maiden wasn’t so holy after all, she actually…”
“Actually what?” Qin Wentian’s killing intent erupted out as his voice drifted into the ears of the poor young man. The young man surnamed Chu shuddered as a look of despair flashed on his face. He was afraid that even if Qin Wentian spared him, he would still have to die today. Those bastards from the Eagle Marquis Manor actually hadn’t told him that they were targeting the Holy Maiden of the Medicine Sovereign Sect. Right now, his heart was filled with hatred, extending even to those from the Qi King Manor.
“This must definitely be a rumor circulated by the Qi King Manor to sully the Holy Maiden’s reputation. They said that the Holy Maiden was just a licentious female who had slept in the same chamber as Qin Wentian, a member from the Battle Sword Sect, and enjoyed herself for a total of three days.” The young man surnamed Chu gritted his teeth as he forced the words out. The instant the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian’s palms landed in fury, as an overwhelming force accompanied by fury towering the heavens erupted out, killing the poor young man. After that, Qin Wentian’s silhouette flickered as he reappeared by the side of Mo Qingcheng. Seeing the countenance of his beloved, his killing intent soared up even higher.
“YE KONGFAN, I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!”
Qin Wentian threw his head back and howled to the sky. He then gently caressed Mo Qingcheng’s face only to see Mo Qingcheng looking at him, smiling as she shook her head, “Wentian it doesn’t matter. As long we know the truth, it’s enough for me.”
Qin Wentian felt a stab of pain in his heart as he looked upon Mo Qingcheng’s countenance, Mo Qingcheng didn’t mind the gossip of others because she had already treated herself as his wife. What’s the worst they could say?
Yet he didn’t expect Ye Kongfan to be so despicable, using such rumors to hurt him. He had even dragged Mo Qingcheng into this, wanting to destroy her reputation.
Pulling Mo Qingcheng’s hand, the two of them soared up into the air. In front of them, a horde of experts was rushing over, and when they saw the corpse of Dongshan Jin, the killing auras they exuded got increasingly terrifying.
Upon staring at Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng, they instantly guessed their identity. How sad was Dongshan Jin? He had been so stupid that he ended up as a chess piece of others. Dying in such a retarded manner.
“The two of you had better stay here to await the Marquis’s decision. The person in the lead stated, signalling for his men to surround the pair. They didn’t dare to make a move. Yet, if they released the killers the Eastern Mountain Marquis would surely kill them all in a fit of rage. Since Dongshan Jin had died, the only course of action remaining to them was to retain Qin Wentain.
“Bzz!” The scarlet demon halberd appeared in Qin Wentian’s hands. His eyes flickered with a terrifying light as he icily stated, “I’m Qin Wentian from the Battle Sword Sect, the Holy Maiden from the Medicine Sovereign Valley is none other than my wife. The Qi King Manor has slandered her name, causing irreparable damage to her reputation, even using me as a knife to kill others. I shall show no mercy. If you all still wish to block us, don’t blame me!”
As he spoke, Qin Wentian’s voice was like a bolt of thunder reverberating through this area of ten li. He wanted to let everyone know that Mo Qingcheng was his wife. Only then would others understand that those rumors being circulated were nothing but slander!
Dongshan Jin 东山锦 - Dong Shan = Eastern Mountain. Jin = Embroidery/Brocade
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