Xiang Shaoyun opened his eyes, and his gaze landed on Xiang Libie. With one glance, he could see that Xiang Libie wasn't weak. He could also sense the man's undisguised hostility.
He ignored Xiang Libie and asked the overseer, "What is this?"
The overseer replied fearfully, "Xiang Libie insisted on coming to see you. I find it hard to refuse him."
"Well, he saw me. He may now leave," said Xiang Shaoyun, who wasn't even bothered to waste any breath talking to Xiang Libie.
"You don't need to chase me away. I'm leaving myself," said Xiang Libie unyieldingly. He then reached out to grab Ji Honglei.
Ji Honglei had not expected Xiang Libie to be so brazen, and her wrist was caught because she couldn’t react in time.
"What are you doing? Let me go!" Ji Honglei shouted. The grip suppressed her pulse, and she could no longer circulate her energy.
"You're my woman. I naturally have the right to take you away. Not even a sacred elder can force you to stay," declared Xiang Libie fiercely. He then proceeded to drag Ji Honglei away.
Ji Honglei shouted, "Madman, let go of me! I'm not your woman. Don't ruin my reputation!"
She struggled to no avail since she couldn't circulate her energy. Meanwhile, the overseer stood stunned to the side, not knowing what to do. A sacred elder was backing Xiang Libie, which was why Xiang Libie dared to act so brazenly.
"What are you doing? Keep Ji Honglei here. She is already my butler," berated Xiang Shaoyun as he slammed his palm against the table.
The overseer recovered from his shock and hurriedly stopped Xiang Libie. He roared, "Xiang Libie, let go of her!"
Xiang Shaoyun had a unique status that placed him on an equal footing with the sacred elders. The overseer could not ignore his command.
"Overseer Xi, don't create trouble for yourself," warned Xiang Libie coldly.
"Libie, don't make things difficult for me. Release Honglei," demanded the overseer.
"You can't stop me. Piss off!" shouted Xiang Libie.
He then walked past the overseer and continued dragging Ji Honglei away. The overseer had no choice but to make a move against him. The overseer was an eighth-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. He was definitely not a weakling, but he was unfortunately still far weaker than Xiang Libie.
Before his attack could reach him, Xiang Libie reacted and countered with a palm. Fueled by extraordinarily powerful lightning energy, the palm shot forth like a bolt of lightning and struck the overseer's chest.
The overseer was not his match. That one attack blasted him away.
"Too weak," said Xiang Libie smugly as he shot Xiang Shaoyun a provocative glance. He continued dragging Ji Honglei away.
Xiang Shaoyun had not imagined that the man would actually be so disrespectful. He had thought that with the strict ranks of seniority in the clan, nobody would dare create trouble so easily. Surprisingly, he had just settled down in this residence, yet someone was already creating trouble. This was the same as slapping his face. Just as Xiang Libie thought that he could leave unobstructed, a silhouette appeared before him like a specter.
"You dare stop me as well?" asked Xiang Libie mockingly.
"Admit your faults and let her go, and I'll let this slide," said Xiang Shaoyun calmly.
"If I refuse?" asked Xiang Libie coldly.
"You will have to leave an arm behind as punishment," said Xiang Shaoyun. He then walked forward.
He moved slowly, but his aura was already completely locked onto Xiang Libie. Escape was impossible. Xiang Libie could see that Xiang Shaoyun was only a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. In his eyes, someone like Xiang Shaoyun wasn't even worthy of his attention. But when Xiang Shaoyun's aura focused on him, he found that he couldn't even budge.
"How is this possible? Get lost!" roared Xiang Libie as he released the aura of his nine-layered soul foundation, trying to break free of Xiang Shaoyun's suppression.
However, Xiang Shaoyun's aura only grew stronger. It was as though the master of the world had descended. Xiang Libie panicked when he realized he was completely helpless.
Xiang Shaoyun did not spend a year in the ancestral pond only tempering his bones. He had also tempered his saint soul repeatedly, greatly enhancing his soul's strength. Although his soul power was still stuck at first-stage Heaven Battling Realm, his soul power was strong enough to contend against a fifth-stage Heaven Battling Realm soul.
Thus, Xiang Libie was simply dreaming if he thought he stood a chance against a saint soul this powerful. Xiang Shaoyun advanced one step at a time while Xiang Libie could only watch blankly with fear flooding every fiber of his being. A purple energy saber formed before Xiang Shaoyun, and he slowly swung it at the arm holding Ji Honglei.
"N-no!" Xiang Libie despaired and cried out in fear.
He wanted to run. He wanted to struggle. However, he was completely helpless. The air around him compressed and locked him in place, making it so that he couldn't even lift a finger. The purple blade sliced through his arm. Blood splashed, and a severed arm dropped. Like a startled rabbit, Ji Honglei hurriedly moved away with disbelief in her eyes.
She knew Xiang Libie's strength very well. Someone as strong as him had lost his arm so easily; her disbelief was understandable. Of course, she also recalled how even the first elder had been beaten up by Xiang Shaoyun a year ago. Taking that into consideration, this wasn't as surprising anymore.
After cutting an arm off, Xiang Shaoyun released Xiang Libie and said, "If you keep bothering her, I'll cut off your head next."
He emanated the presence of an absolute master of the world, a master who nobody would dare disobey. Xiang Libie broke out in cold sweat from the intense pain. Facing Xiang Shaoyun's terrifying aura, the madness he was known for was nowhere to be seen.
In fact, he only pretended to be mad most of the time. He wasn't actually mad. If he continued acting mad against someone as ruthless as Xiang Shaoyun, he would die. He picked up his severed arm and left gloomily, not daring to make a single sound.
The injured overseer returned, lowered his head, and apologized, "Sorry, little ancestor. I failed at my task."
"Don't worry about it. Go heal up. Ji Honglei will be taking care of the affairs here," said Xiang Shaoyun with a wave of his hand. He then returned to the grand hall.Previous Chapter Next Chapter