Chapter 11 – Arrogance (1)
Although Nan Huai Ren was not a genius, he was not without skill, either. Otherwise, he would not be a hall master amongst the disciples. He had read the “Invisible Dual Blades” manual before. In his eyes, it was only a normal martial technique; but, in Li Qi Ye’s hands, it had a fearful offensive power.
He looked at Li Qi Ye carefully. As a wily person, he was capable of discerning characteristics and emotions from a person at a glance. However, the thirteen year old Li Qi Ye in front of him; he could not see through. Thirteen years of age was the age when a person first joined a sect; it was still a young age that was emotionally provocable. However, Li Qi Ye possessed a calm aura that was as deep as the ocean; it was hard to describe it with words.
His mortal body, mortal life wheel, and mortal Fate Palace made the Elders and Nan Huai Ren doubt him. In reality, Nan Huai Ren thought Li Qi Ye had a mental illness during their first contact; A mental illness that made one act arrogant and carefree under all conditions. However, after these last few days, he was starting to understand that arrogance and calmness were naturally a part of who Li Qi Ye was.
Protector Mo panicked since he was without a solution and quickly said:
-The trial is over! We have to return to our sect!
Staying here right now was the same as being in a lion’s den or a dragon’s cave. The only thought in his mind right now was to flee.
-It is only a small matter, why do we have to run?
As the culprit, Li Qi Ye was lying down lazily on his chair. Slowly, he spoke:
-To me, there is no place safer than the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
Protector Mo glared angrily at Li Qi Ye; he really wanted to slap him a few times. However, he then remembered that a disaster was coming, and he lost all desire to teach this brat a physical lesson.
-What do you know!
Someone who was normally reserved and quiet like Protector Mo couldn’t help but reprimand:
-Do you think you are peerless under the heavens after you got lucky in killing Du Yuan Guang? You don’t know the strength of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Not to mention the Demon Emperor, even an Elder alone is enough to deal with our Six Elders. The Nine Saint Demon Gate destroying us is akin to killing an ant.
Those words were humble but realistic. In reality, the Six Elders, if officially, were to be given titles, would just be Named Heroes; they would be equivalent to Nine Saint Demon Gate Protectors. The Elders in the Nine Saint Demon Gate were all Royal Nobles at the very least, and the Demon Emperor was one that had created countless miracles and legends in the last thirty thousand years. His strength was deep without a ceiling.
-My dear Protector Mo, do not worry yourself.
Li Qi Ye aloofly said.
-If this was outside, I would be a bit troubled. However, it is the opposite now; we will see who will kill who. Named Heroes, Royal Nobles, those fools can’t reach the apex!
Protector Mo was at a loss for words. This little kid just said that Named Heroes and Royal Nobles couldn’t reach the apex when our Elders were only Named Heroes.
At that moment, something sounded outside. Nan Huai Ren’s expression instantly became sour. He quickly went out to check, but ran back inside immediately and screamed in terror.
-Not good! There is a blockade outside the building!
A crowd entered the building, led by Leader Fu. His expression, right now, was very ugly.
-Brother Fu, this is only a little misunderstanding.
Seeing Fu’s expression, Protector Mo knew that one could not hide from the sun forever. He took a deep breath and went to greet him.
(TL: Another Chinese proverb)
-Misunderstanding? Then you can explain it to our junior, Xu Hui!
Leader Fu stood to the side and a young man walked next to him.
This young man wore a golden robe. His body was surrounded by a bloody aura and, above his head, a translucent golden light was situated. He was only twenty but his aura was formidable.
When he saw the young man, Protector Mo couldn’t help but shiver. The man in front of him had most likely reached the stage of Heaven’s Mandate. It was quite unbelievable; it took him fifty years to reach Heaven’s Mandate.
-This is Xu Hui, the first disciple of Protector Hua. Du Yuan Guang was about to be Protector Hua’s disciple, but he is now dead; Xu Hui junior wants reparations.
Protector Fu coldly said.
Xu Hui stepped forward; his eyes radiated a golden light, like a sword that had been unsheathed. He possessed a tyrannical aura, an aura that felt as if it wanted to devour others.
Xu Hui was, of course, a lot stronger than Du Yuan Guang. Even if he was not the ultimate genius, he was considered to be well established within the sect and many responsibilities were given to him.
-Killing must be punished by death; a blood feud has to be paid by blood. There is nothing else to say.
Xu Hui’s eyes pierced toward Li Qi Ye like an animal, wanting to separate him into many pieces.
Protector Mo quickly mediated.
-Junior Xu, this is a misunderstanding. My sect’s disciple didn’t want to kill him; it was only an accident.
Xu Hui gravely said:
-There is no room for discussion. Hand over the criminal right now; do not commit another mistake. Otherwise, you guys are seeking death. Be careful that this might bring about the end of your sect.
Li Qi Ye slowly rose from his chair and gracefully walked forward while glaring at Xu Hui.
-It is no wonder the atmosphere of the Nine Saint Demon Gate was so grim, it is because of idiots like you.
Nan Huai Ren and Protector Mo’s throats gulped in amazement. Nan Huai Ren screamed inside:
-Oh my god, my great ancestor, speaking one or two less sentences wouldn’t kill you now, would it? You calling him an idiot to his face is akin to pouring oil into the fire.
-With those words alone, it is enough to kill you a thousand times over!
Xu Hui’s killing intent amplified as he was filled with rage; he made a move towards Li Qi Ye.
Protector Mo interfered. He grabbed Xu Hui’s hand to stop him from rampaging.
-Protector Mo, don’t make another mistake!
Leader Fu channeled his energy; his body started to radiate golden light. He took a step forward and his aura alone made it hard for Protector Mo to breath.
Protector Mo was surprised by the difference in strength between him and Fu. Fu was a Named Hero; unless an Elder was here to combat him, there was no one here who could stop him.
-Leader Fu, is this how you treat your guests at the Nine Saint Demon Gate?
Leader Fu showed no emotions and proclaimed:
-If you hand over the criminal, you will still be an esteemed guest at our sect. However, if you think your sect has the strength to be our enemy and continue to harbor the criminal, then not only will your life be forfeited but your entire sect will meet its demise!
Li Qi Ye, who was protected by Protector Mo, lightly chuckled and said:
-The Nine Saint Demon Gate has become too arrogant. If there was a danger of a sect’s demise, it would be your sect!