Chapter 40: Who Gave You The Courage
Little Yuan’er jumped off Whitzard and came in front of Ye Tianxin, only to find her senior sister a bit strange. She looked her up and down before speaking with surprise, “Where is your cultivation base?”
“Destroyed,” said Ye Tianxin miserably.
“Destroyed? Then why are you still so fierce?”
“Little Junior Sister, this is the work of your respected master. Listen to me, if he goes on like this, he will push you all into the abyss sooner or later. He is old. How much longer can he protect you?” Ye Tianxin kept fanning up the flames.
“I won’t believe you. You are a traitor! Serves you right to have your cultivation base destroyed. Hmph!” Little Yuan’er made a face.
Seeing that, Ye Tianxin’s brows furrowed slightly.
‘Since when has Little Junior Sister been so submissive to the old thing? What drugs did he give her?’
“Look at him now, Little Junior Sister, he’s just like an ordinary old man. Trust me and slap him.” Although Ye Tianxin had lost her cultivation base, she could feel that Lu Zhou’s current state was completely different from that just now. In other words, a secret drug unknown to her had lost its effect.
Little Yuan’er was taken aback. She snorted and said furiously, “Bah! I won’t listen to a traitor!”
She dared not to attack her master even if it were just for training.
On the other side, Lu Zhou looked up at the sky and found that it was almost time.
“Master, I’ve sent my father back to his residence with Whitzard. We can leave now,” said Little Yuan’er smilingly.
It was better that way, because an extra man would be a burden. Lu Zhou was glad that Little Yuan’er gave up the chance to reunite with her parents and came back to support him. She was the most conscientious of his nine disciples.
“Let’s go!” he waved and said, acting as if he had forgotten about Ye Tianxin.
At that moment, Whitzard roared loudly. A legendary mount was like the king in the jungle. When it appeared, all birds and animals had to crawl and give way. However, it knelt obediently beside Lu Zhou and let him mount on its back.
It was only at this moment that Ye Tianxin found that the beast was a legendary mount. ‘When did his mount change to a Whitzard?’ Before she could figure it out, however, Little Yuan’er had grabbed her and jumped onto Whitzard’s back. Next, the mount trod lightly in the air and flew up the sky.
Cultivators had unrestricted access to Golden Court Mountain because the shield was not fixed yet. There were cultivators everywhere. They were at the foot of the mountain, in the gazebo halfway up the mountain, and on the steps that led to Evil Sky Pavilion.
“No one is here!”
“Nor the east!”
“The west is the same!”
“This is strange. Where are the villains of Golden Court Mountain hiding?”
“Keep searching! Lord Elder said we must find Ji Tiandao and Mingshi Yin today!”
In the woods and sky, cultivators searched for the two men with swords in their hands. In addition to the Righteous Sect, many cultivators from the Heavenly Sword Sect were helping as well. The whole mountain was a mess.
Inside the Evil Sky Pavilion…
The elder of the Righteous Sect, Fang Jinshan, sat in a chair while staring with bright eyes at Duanmu Sheng, who was bound with a chain. To his left and right stood three Divine Court cultivators, who were glaring at Duanmu Sheng as well.
This was the third disciple of the old villain whom everyone was afraid of. They would not have caught him if he had not been hurt.
“Duanmu Sheng, as long as you tell me the old villain’s whereabouts, I’ll spare your life,” Fang Jinshan said in a deep voice.
Duanmu Sheng said disapprovingly, “Fang Jinshan, you profess to be a righteous cultivator, but you take advantage of my precarious situation. If you have guts, release me and we will fight three hundred rounds fairly.”
Fang Jinshan snorted coldly and said, “I can’t believe you are still so arrogant when wounded…Do you think you are qualified to fight me? Even the old villain had to hide in some hole like a rat when I got here, not to mention you.”
Duanmu Sheng laughed derisively. He seemed to remember something suddenly, and he said, “Even your brother Dhūta Fang has to bow his head respectfully when he sees me…”
He raised both hands and blocked a blow. His blood and Qi boiled while pain washed him over.
Fang Jinshan laughed as he looked at the bedraggled Duanmu Sheng. “Who do you think you are? To me, you are just a dog without its master! Tell me the whereabouts of the old villain and Mingshi Yin. Otherwise, this day next year will be your death memorial!”
The cultivators next to him drew their sabers.
Duanmu Sheng could not move because he was injured and tied up, but the pride in his bones could not be suppressed by mere flesh wounds. He laughed cheerfully and said, “You may try and attack me…”
“You are too arrogant!” Fang Jinshan crushed the armrest of the chair with a hand. He was about to attack when one of the men beside him hurriedly said, “You can’t do this, Lord Elder!”
“We can’t kill this villain!”
“Our targets are the Evil Sky Pavilion and the old villain. Lord Sect Leader said that he wants them alive.”
“Please think twice, Elder Fang! Revenge is a dish best served cold!”
Fang Jinshan was trying to avenge his brother by killing Duanmu Sheng now!
He rolled his eyes and said, “You won’t be happy for too long. Since the sect leader doesn’t let me kill you…Fine! Surely you haven’t tasted the feeling of being imprisoned in a dungeon with no hope of seeing tomorrow’s sunlight, have you?”
A cultivator flew into Evil Sky Pavilion on a flying sword.
“Elder Zhou!” The cultivators to the left and right of Fang Jinshan cupped their fists at him.
Fang Jinshan only gave him a sideways look and said, “Zhou Jifeng, it’s good that you have come now. Have you found out where Mingshi Yin is?”
Zhou Jifeng bowed and said, “Second Elder, I have ordered the whole mountain to be searched, yet nothing has been found so far.”
“Nothing? You and I saw with our own eyes that Mingshi Yin was severely wounded. I don’t believe he can escape too far away with his injuries! I want you to find him!”
“I also hope to find him as soon as possible.”
“I almost forgot! The old villain killed Luo Changfeng, the sect leader of the Heavenly Sword Sect and also your respected teacher.”
Zhou Jifeng forced a smile as he nodded and said, “With Second Elder around, they can’t escape.”
Fang Jinshan patted Zhou Jifeng on the shoulder and said, “Although you come from the Heavenly Sword Sect, you are very obedient. You are more sensible than them.”
“You’re flattering me, Second Elder!”
“Very good! Now, I order you to interrogate Duanmu Sheng with torture!” Fang Jinshan pointed at Duanmu Sheng.
Fang Jinshan laughed when he saw Zhou Jifeng hesitate. “No wonder Heavenly Sword Sect doesn’t want you. You’re just a dog who has lost its master. I don’t know what Sect Leader sees in you and why he made you an elder. Get out of here!”
He shoved Zhou Jifeng away as he lifted a leg and kicked out. Duanmu Sheng blocked the kick with both hands and took a few more steps back.
“You can still resist?” Fang Jinshan was puzzled as he slowly raised a hand, summoning his energy this time. As a peak Divine Court expert, he possessed a mighty strength like his brother Dhūta Fang.
Right then, a clump of auspicious aura came over the clouds north of Golden Court Mountain. Cultivators searching the mountain and flying in the air on flying swords all looked up at it.
“It’s a legendary mount! An almighty expert is here!”
“Inform the elders! It should be a righteous expert who comes to support us!”
Elders and disciples of the Righteous Sect stopped searching and looked up at the sky.
The Whitzard let out a deep roar that echoed throughout the whole mountain, and it was immediately followed by an old but powerful voice, “Who gave you the courage to trespass my Golden Court Mountain?” If you find any errors ( broken links, non-standard content, etc.. ), Please let us know so we can fix it as soon as possible.