The new group of people weren't the traffickers' companions. Rather, they were the same group of guards that had attempted to arrest Xiang Shaoyun at the restaurant.
Xiang Shaoyun frowned before handing some emperor-grade spring water and herbs to Liang Zhuangmin as he said, "Big brother, take these things and recover your health."
Liang Zhuangmin did not stand on ceremony. He gulped the spring water down before consuming all the herbs as well. Currently, his cultivation base was sealed, and he also had a great number of injuries. He had to first recover, so he could reduce the burden he placed on Xiang Shaoyun.
"Audacious! You dare kill in the Holy Hall?" shouted the leader of the guards.
"So what? What can you do to me?" Xiang Shaoyun lashed out. He was already in a bad mood, and since these same guards had created trouble for him repeatedly, his patience had run out.
"Very well. Seize him. If he resists, kill!" commanded the leader.
"Yes!" the four guards around him answered and surrounded Xiang Shaoyun.
Xiang Shaoyun clenched his fists and said, "Don't force me to kill even more people."
"Impudent! Surrender yourself!" berated one of the guards as he grabbed at Xiang Shaoyun.
The guard was a Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. Thus, his attack arrived quickly. However, his movement was as slow as a snail in Xiang Shaoyun's eyes. Xiang Shaoyun grabbed the guard's hand and slammed the guard into a different guard.
The two guards collided before collapsing onto the ground. When the other two guards saw how ferocious Xiang Shaoyun was, they drew their weapons without hesitation.
They were respectively a second-stage and a third-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. They possessed impressive combat strength, and they could also see that Xiang Shaoyun was only a third-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. They were confident they could defeat him two against one.
Alas, they were not his match. Before their attacks could reach, Xiang Shaoyun attacked their openings, sending them flying and coughing blood.
"How brazen!" The leader was surprised by Xiang Shaoyun's strength. He drew his saber and prepared to attack as well.
He was a fifth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. He believed he would be able to defeat Xiang Shaoyun. But he had only drawn his saber halfway when Xiang Shaoyun appeared before him like a specter, causing him to jump. His first reaction was to pull back, but Xiang Shaoyun's attack arrived at his abdomen.
A heavy fist slammed right into his abdomen, sending him flying with his body curved like a shrimp. Instead of pushing on, Xiang Shaoyun stepped back and grabbed Liang Zhuangmin, preparing to flee.
"B...Bastard, you...you won't be able to escape!" said the leader weakly, as if a tsunami was breaking out inside his stomach.
Xiang Shaoyun ignored the leader and was about to leave speedily with Liang Zhuangmin. To his surprise, Liang Zhuangmin suddenly said, "Brother Yun, bring your sister-in-law along as well!"
Xiang Shaoyun turned back and saw that Liang Zhuangmin was pointing at a female slave. Xiang Shaoyun could not see the woman's looks clearly. But since it was Liang Zhuangmin's request, he definitely wouldn't abandon her. With Liang Zhuangmin in tow, he dashed toward the woman and left with her as well.
As for the other slaves, he couldn't be bothered about them. This was as much as he could do. After all, he wasn't sure if he could even protect himself now, so he couldn't spare any attention for others.
He brought Liang Zhuangmin and his sister-in-law to the house given to him by Old Urchin. There, he handed some emperor-grade spring water and healing medicine to his sister-in-law. Only then did he get a clear look at her appearance. She was gentle and beautiful, tall and slim. After cleaning herself, she would definitely be a rare beauty.
"Thank you," said the woman as she consumed the spring water and medicine without any hesitation.
Xiang Shaoyun said to Liang Zhuangmin, "Big brother, let me take a look at you and see if I can remove the seal on you."
"Don't force it, Brother Yun. This is a seal placed by a peak Emperor. It doesn't matter if I'm injured, but I'm afraid to drag you down as well," said Liang Zhuangmin with a sigh.
"A peak Emperor is nothing in my eyes," declared Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
He held Liang Zhuangmin's wrist and started sending his energy into Liang Zhuangmin's body. Soon, he sensed an obstructive force in Liang Zhuangmin's body.
It was the seal placed by a peak Emperor. A regular Emperor would not be able to break the seal and might even trigger a backlash that would harm both Liang Zhuangmin and the person attempting to lift it.
However, Xiang Shaoyun had no fear. He was able to drive the seal out of Liang Zhuangmin's body. Muffled sounds erupted within Liang Zhuangmin's body repeatedly, causing him to cough up a mouthful of blood. He looked pale, as though he had been gravely injured.
However, the seal had truly been broken. He could now circulate his energy again, and he could now quickly recover his body.
"Sit down and focus on healing. I'll help sister-in-law remove the seal on her as well," said Xiang Shaoyun.
He then did the same for the woman. He allowed the two to heal inside as he left the house. Since he had killed in public and had even injured the guards, there would probably be people coming after him soon. He had to prepare himself.
I wonder if Senior Urchin will protect me this time, thought Xiang Shaoyun as he sat down in front of the door.
He did not regret being brought to this place. After all, he was happy being able to help Liang Zhuangmin. Anyone coming after them would be met with Xiang Shaoyun's merciless counterattack. Even if he had to create a big ruckus, he would still do his best to open a path with blood and bring Liang Zhuangmin and his sister-in-law away from this place.
While Xiang Shaoyun was preparing himself, a group of people surrounded the area. He was a foreigner. It was easy to locate his whereabouts. In any case, the traffickers had quite a large organization in the city.
"Kid, after killing the men of us, the Coiling Snake, you still dare to stay? Die!" shouted a fierce voice as the newcomers arrived.
Along with the shout, a massive hammer was slammed down toward Xiang Shaoyun.Previous Chapter Next Chapter