Library of Heaven is Path
1375 Luo Ruoxin Is Under House Arres
"A Saint 8-dan expert!" Zhang Xuan narrowed his eyes in alarm.
To be able to teach Luo Xuanqing a lesson while protecting Zhang Feng completely from the attack, it was truly an exquisite move. He could not be too sure about the other two elders, but the one who had made a move was likely at Dimension Sundering realm advanced stage at the very least!
Those who possessed such strength were ranked at the top of the Master Teacher Continent. They would be able to start their own sects and dominate a region of their own.
Under the rebound of his own might, Luo Xuanqing's face paled as he was forced to retreat several steps back to ward off the force. He raised his head to look at the trio in the sky with an awful look on his face.
"Elders, Zhang Feng dared insult my younger sister. My rage won't be quelled unless I teach him a lesson!" Luo Xuanqing bellowed with eyes widened like bells.
"Enough!" the elder who had made a move earlier roared angrily. "Luo Xuanqing, does the Spirit Awakener Hall or the Sanctum of Sages still mean anything to you? In view of the little princess and the Luo Clan, we allowed you to get away with destroying our guild without any repercussions. What else do you want other than that? Will you only be content after you wipe our Spirit Awakener Hall completely off the face of the world?"
Luo Xuanqing stepped forward and clasped his fist tightly. "I bear no ill will toward the Spirit Awakener Hall. The one whom I have a grudge with is Zhang Feng. I'll give the Zhang Clan and the Sanctum of Sages a satisfactory explanation after I'm done with him, so I ask of the three elders not to interfere in this matter."
He simply could not allow the other party to get away so easily after insulting his younger sister!
"Audacious! Zhang Feng is our guild's Inceptive Sage. By making a move on him, you are showing blatant disregard for our entire guild! Scram right now, and we can still overlook today's matter. Otherwise, even if you are from the Luo Clan, we'll make sure you have hell to pay for your actions today!" another elder berated sharply with an electrifying look in his eyes.
It was one thing for Luo Xuanqing to reduce the entire Spirit Awakener Hall to such a state, but he even wanted to make a move on their Inceptive Sage after that. This was truly intolerable. If they allowed such a thing to happen, what would become of their dignity?
"Are you threatening me? Let me tell you this, I, Luo Xuanqing, fear no threat!" Luo Xuanqing bellowed with his eyes narrowed coldly, and once again, his aura surged.
It seemed like even if he had to tap into his bloodline ability, he would make Zhang Feng pay the price for his actions.
"That fellow really is a lunatic!" Seeing his actions, a shudder ran through Zhang Feng's body.
Had it been anyone else, considering that even the elders had gotten involved, he would have made use of this opportunity to resolve the matter peacefully. Yet, Luo Xuanqing still refused to back down, determined to go all the way through regardless of the consequences.
He really was a true psycho. Once he got psychotic, there was no such thing as rationality in his head.
Seeing as a battle was about to break out at any moment, Zhang Xuan placed his palm on Luo Xuanqing's shoulder and said, "Brother Luo, just leave the rest to me."
The crowd thought that the young man who dared talk to the berserk Luo Xuanqing would surely be pummeled beyond recognition, but contrary to their expectations, the latter's powerful aura began receding instead.
Everyone widened their eyes in disbelief, unable to comprehend the situation unfolding before their eyes.
Luo Xuanqing's temperament could be clearly seen from what had happened earlier. Most likely, other than his younger sister, there was no one else in this world who could shake him out of his berserk state.
Yet, the twenty-year-old young man beside him actually made him back down with just a couple of words? Just what was the background of that young man for Luo Xuanqing to actually be so obedient to him?
"Zhang shi…" Ignoring the shocked crowd, Luo Xuanqing turned his head to the young man behind him.
The person who was grabbing his shoulder was, of course, none other than Zhang Xuan.
It was not that he wanted to withdraw his strength, but the palm on his shoulder was pressed on the acupoint required for the activation of his bloodline, forcefully suppressing his strength.
"Don't worry, I'll bring justice to the little princess." Knowing what the other party was thinking, Zhang Xuan raised his head and looked at the three elders in the sky with a sharp glint in his eyes.
"Elders, I don't think that there's any way to resolve this matter peacefully anymore. It's a private matter between the both of them, so I ask of you not to interfere in their affairs."
The elder who had spoken up previously harrumphed coldly. "Lad, do you know whom you are talking to?"
"Regardless of who you are, I'll just say this once. Step back and allow the both of them to settle this matter among themselves, and I can promise you Zhang Feng's life won't be endangered. Otherwise, I'm afraid that this won't look good on any of us here," Zhang Xuan said.
He did not like to cause trouble either, but Zhang Feng's mouth was truly horrid. To dare slander his girlfriend's reputation in public, no matter how good his temper was, he still could not let this matter go without giving the other party a good beating.
All along, he had tried to steer clear of trouble, never provoking others wherever possible, to the point where humility was etched right into his bones. However, he was fine with going high profile just this once.
"Very well!" Not expecting a twenty-year-old young man to act so arrogantly before them, the three elders trembled with rage.
Having been in the Sanctum of Sages for several decades now, they had seen plenty of haughty young masters and talented geniuses, but there were none who had dared speak to them in such a tone barely after enrolling into the academy.
Who do you think you are?
The next sanctum head?
A Celestial Master Teacher?
Know your place!
"We'll just make it very clear to you right now. If you dare touch even a single strand of Zhang Feng's hair, we'll consider it as waging war against our Spirit Awakener Guild. You can be very sure that we'll make you regret having ever been born!" one of the elders replied with a wintry tone.
Given that they had already made a move, they would lose respect from their students and peers if they allowed the other party to just beat up their Inceptive Sage as they liked!
The authority they had built up over the years would vanish in an instant!
"Alright then. Since none of you are willing to back down, I won't stand on ceremony then… Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, knock those three impediments down!"
The next moment, the massive Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast appeared before everyone's eyes. With a resounding roar, it swooped right for the three elders in the sky.
Not expecting such a powerful saint beast to be released on them all of a sudden, the three elders were scared out of their wits. Before they could even react, the saint beast had already swiped its claws toward them.
The space before them was immediately torn apart, and a black gorge harnessing rampaging might appeared.
The incredible might that Luo Xuanqing had displayed earlier was already extremely shocking, but compared to that of this Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, it was nothing at all.
They were not even at the same level as one another.
"Saint 8-dan pinnacle…"
The faces of the three elders instantaneously flushed white. They hurriedly launched their strongest attacks, not daring to hold anything back in the face of an expert of such caliber.
The crux to Saint 8-dan Dimension Sundering realm lay in the comprehension of spatial laws, and there was a significant difference in fighting prowess across the cultivation stages within the realm.
On top of that, the Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast was one of the stronger saint beasts, even possessing the Dragon Bloodline. Not even a master teacher of the same cultivation realm would necessarily have been a match for it, let alone weak spirit awakeners like them.
In an instant, various powers rippled through the air, raining down like a torrent. At the same time, many puppets materialized in the air, but they swiftly exploded one after another.
It was just a simple charge for the Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, but its superior might and nigh invincible defense were more than enough to destroy everything that the three elders sent at it.
In less than ten breaths, the heads of the three elders were stabbed into the ground, and white foam was leaking from their mouths. Their bodies were completely stiffened.
As powerful as they might have been, they were still far too lacking compared to the Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast.
After defeating the three elders, the Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast swiped forward and grabbed Zhang Feng in its hand.
With his hands behind his back, Zhang Xuan looked at Zhang Feng and said, "I want you to apologize."
Even though his voice was calm, it carried inviolable authority to it, compelling others to bow down to him.
"I…" Zhang Feng bit his lips so tightly as fresh blood was flowing down his chin. "What I have said is the truth! Why should I apologize? The little princess of the Luo Clan has already confessed that there's someone she likes, and she intends to cancel the engagement with our Zhang Clan. This is a matter that the top echelons of the Luo Clan and the Zhang Clan are aware of. If you don't believe my words, you can get Luo Xuanqing to send a message back to his clan to ask about it!"
"Bullsh*t! If my younger sister has someone that she likes, how can I possibly be unaware of it?" Luo Xuanqing said with veins popping from his head.
"Cough cough! Brother Luo, there's no need to get so agitated…" Zhang Xuan quickly held the almost rampaging Luo Xuanqing back.
While Luo Xuanqing distrusted Zhang Feng, he thought that it was more likely that what Zhang Feng had said was the truth.
Considering that Ruoxin had agreed to become his girlfriend, it was indeed possible for her to have told both clans that she wanted to cancel the engagement with the Zhang Clan.
He knew his girlfriend very well. She was a silent and perhaps even cold person, but she was extremely decisive and headstrong when it came to crucial situations.
Just like him, as long as she had decided upon something, she would never back down or look back, no matter how great the difficulties that lay ahead were. Even if the entire world were to block her path, she would continue marching forward without fear.
Recalling what Zhang Feng had said earlier, with a tight knit between his eyebrows, Zhang Xuan asked, "You said that the little princess is likely under house arrest in the Luo Clan… What does that mean?"
He could not allow Ruoxin to be wronged because of him. As a man, he would have to step forward and bear the responsibility.
If he could not even protect the woman that he loved, what was the point of being a master teacher? What was the point of growing strong?
Being held tightly in the grasp of the Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, Zhang Feng knew that even if the duo did not kill him, they could easily inflict great suffering upon him should he choose to remain silent. Thus, he gritted his teeth and eventually revealed everything that he knew. "Half a month back, an elder of our Zhang Clan sent over a betrothal gift, as per usual, but the little princess suddenly appeared then and personally rejected the gift. She told him that she already has someone whom she loves, and she doesn't intend to proceed with the engagement with the Zhang Clan. Thus, she said, there's no need to waste time no such matters anymore.
"Her comments caused huge ripples. It didn't take long for the upper echelons of the Zhang Clan and the Luo Clan to learn of the matter, and soon after, the Luo Clan dispatched several elders to subdue the little princess and place her under house arrest."
"This…" Zhang Xuan's body jolted.
Someone of Ruoxin's wits must have known the consequences of saying those words, but even so, she still unhesitatingly spoke them out loud.
Just how much courage would it have taken her to go against the will of two of the strongest Sage Clans on the Master Teacher Continent, not to mention that one of them was her family?
Zhang Xuan clenched his teeth and asked, "Where is she being held?"
"I'm not too sure either. I only heard of this matter from an elder in my clan," Zhang Feng replied anxiously.
On the other hand, Luo Xuanqing was still unable to believe what he had just heard. "Bullsh*t! Everything that you have said is bullsh*t! How can my younger sister possibly fall in love with someone else? Who in the world can possibly be worthy of her?"
"Cough cough!" Seeing the extreme reaction Luo Xuanqing had toward this matter, Zhang Xuan could not help but turn his head over and say, "Brother Luo, calm down! I know that the little princess is outstanding, but there's bound to be someone worthy of her."
"Someone worthy of her?" A glint flashed across Luo Xuanqing's eyes as he turned to Zhang Xuan and snorted. "You?"