Book 2, Chapter 154 - Refusing to Concede

The blue-robed Liu Yan squirted at the man and woman that appeared. Then all six of them stopped walking.

All six of them had different expressions. The old man’s eyes shined brightly like he wanted to completely see through Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing.

Liu Ting’s eyes were filled with curiosity, and the beautiful middle-aged woman had a charming smile. Only the two brothers in the back were extremely vigilant like they were about to face off against powerful enemies.

Compared to their reactions, Zhao Jiuge’s expression was much worse. Zhao Jiuge tried to remain calm and was secretly on guard. Back at the sect, he had listened to the instructors and senior brother telling him about how sinister the people in the outside world were. They would start a fight over a small matter or some item. Today, Zhao Jiuge had taken the Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s inner core and found a spirit vein. He couldn’t help but feel nervous when the old man in purple observed him.

However, Bai Qingqing’s expression didn’t change much. Her beautiful eyes blinked and she grabbed Zhao Jiuge’s right arm. She was going to lead Zhao Jiuge right past the six of them. It was better to avoid these people for now. Bai Qingqing was used to seeing powerful cultivators, so she knew how powerful they were. They were not people she and Zhao Jiuge could deal with.

She thought it would be better to be more careful, but she was afraid that Zhao Jiuge would give them away. She pulled Zhao Jiuge’s arm but was secretly on guard.

Bai Qingqing’s chest pushed up against Zhao Jiuge’s arm, and this immediately made his heart skip a bit. The panic on his face disappeared and he was now thinking about something else. When Bai Qingqing saw his expression, she scolded him in her heart. If it wasn’t for the fact that there were other people around, she would had already gripped Zhao Jiuge’s ear.

The two sides were about to pass by each other. When Liu Yan saw Bai Qingqing’s face, his eyes lit up.

The beautiful middle-aged woman in pink smiled but remained silent.

The two burly men in black had gloomy expressions and were on guard.

Only the strange old man in purple was still staring at Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing.

When the two sides were about to pass each other, Bai Qingqing felt a sense of relief. However, before she could relax, a shout from the old man in purple suddenly made her heart tense once more.

“Stop.”

Hearing the old man in purple shout, Bai Qingqing and Zhao Jiuge’s bodies trembled. The spirit force in their bodies surged. If anything happened, they were prepared to make a move at any moment.

Bai Qingqing looked at Liu Yen with a puzzled gaze, the Wind Flower Sword in her hand.

The six of them were attracted by Bai Qingqing’s appearance. When they saw the bright Wind Flower Sword in her hand Liu Yen smiled.

“Who are you?” His tone was filled with arrogance.

Zhao Jiuge stepped forward and answered, “Disciples of the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect.”

His gaze swept past Zhao Jiuge. Ignoring the ordinary-looking Zhao Jiuge, he was more concerned about Bai Qingqing, who was holding a spirit treasure. Having a spirit treasure meant her background couldn’t be ordinary, especially considering how calm she was before them. Liu Yen wondered if these two had high status in the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect.

Liu Ting’s expression changed and she muttered to herself, “Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect? Isn’t that the sect where that little bitch went?” Her gaze toward Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing contained an inexplicable sense of hostility.

Liu Yan gently smiled, but there was an indiscernible flash of light in his eyes. He softly asked Bai Qingqing, “May I ask why you came to the Profound Thunder Canyon?”

Bai Qingqing frowned but didn’t speak.

Zhao Jiuge faintly said, “We are here doing a mission for the sect.” He purposely emphasized the word “sect,” as he wanted them to understand their identities. He believed that even at the border of the Xuan Providence, the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect would still serve as a deterrent.

Liu Yan didn’t have a good attitude toward Zhao Jiuge. He coldly asked, “What mission?”

At this moment, Zhao Jiuge also felt anger. The other party was needlessly aggressive, so he didn’t bother pretending to be friendly and said, “No comment.”

Zhao Jiuge was not going to let himself be wronged because of the other side’s strength.

Liu Yan was used to being arrogant at home and had never seen anyone dare to treat him like this. His expression changed and he gloomily looked at Zhao Jiuge.

“Hehe, I think the mission is to kill the Blue Thunder Rage Lion.” Liu Yen suddenly revealed a cold smile. When he saw Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing, he found that their spirit force was not stable. Before entering the canyon, they could still vaguely hear the Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s roars, but now they had disappeared. He guessed it had been killed by these two juniors.

Liu Yen pointed out this secret, which caused Zhao Jiuge’s expression to change. This made Liu Yen even more certain.

“What!? You two killed the Blue Thunder Rage Lion?!” Liu Ting immediately shouted. Her voice was sharp and she stared at them with ill intent. For some reason, she felt an inexplicable sense of jealousy toward Bai Qingqing.

Liu Yan sneered in his heart. He had already decided to teach Zhao Jiuge a lesson. As for the beautiful girl, it would be better if he could get a kiss. It didn’t matter that they were disciples of the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect—as long as he didn’t kill them, no one could do anything to him.

The beautiful middle-aged woman just watched everything with a smile. She was a guest of the Liu family, so she would make a move if she needed to. If anything happened, the Liu family would have her back.

When Liu Yan saw Liu Yen’s expression become serious, he knew that the situation wasn’t good. In the past, he could do whatever he wanted, but they had encountered disciples of the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect today. If they ended up kicking a metal plate, even the head of the Liu family would get angry with him.  

“We already killed it, what can you do?” Zhao Jiuge revealed a look of provocation. The other side had already revealed ill intent, so it would be pointless to pretend to be weak. If they wanted to make a move against him, they would still do it no matter what.

“You're going to pay us back. If you don’t pay us back, then don’t think about leaving.” Liu Ting spoke even more arrogantly than her big brother.

Today, she finally got to come out and just had a breakthrough, so she wanted to find a spirit beast to battle. She could gain some combat experience and see how her strength was. However, the spirit beast had been killed by someone else. How could she not be angry.

“The Blue Thunder Rage Lion is already dead, so there is no way to pay it back. Also, the Blue Thunder Rage Lion doesn’t belong to your family, it's first come first serve. Just say what you want.” Bai Qingqing’s words echoed while she coldly looked at them. She was thinking about how to deal with the situation at hand. Even though she had a lot of treasures at hand, with her Foundation Realm cultivation, they were all pointless against those with much stronger cultivation.

The moment Bai Qingqing spoke, Liu Ting became even more angry. She looked at Bai Qingqing resentfully and said, “There is nothing to practice on, so the two of you will become targets for my brother and I.”

After she finished speaking, she let out a delicate snort and the aura around her changed. A light-yellow shortsword appeared in Liu Ting’s hand.

Liu Yan also grabbed the slender, white sword from his back. He had the intention to teach Zhao Jiuge a lesson. He saw Zhao Jiuge as someone with a poor background. Even though Zhao Jiuge had a Foundation Realm cultivation, he believed that with his rich background, he was sure to win. He was going to teach Zhao Jiuge a lesson for annoying him.

While the brother and sister were about to make their move, Liu Yen finally walked between the two of them. He had a frown on his face and was considering the pros and cons of this matter.

“Elder Liu, you don’t have to personally make a move. My brother and I are more than enough to deal with these two. Tell Gao Li and Gao Zhuang not to intervene.” Seeing Liu Yen walk out, Liu Ting thought he was going to intervene, but she was wrong.

Liu Yan didn’t care about the two young people before him, he was just thinking about how to finish this matter. After all, this was related to the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect, but upon looking at their appearances and cultivation, all doubts disappeared from his heart. They didn’t seem to be disciples of anyone important, so there was no problem in teaching them a lesson. As long as he didn’t kill them, it was normal to suffer a bit while out experiencing the world.

Thinking about this, his furrowed brows relaxed and he calmly said, “Just don’t kill.”

Seeing even Elder Liu speak, Liu Ting and Liu Yan revealed cruel smiles and were going to make their move against Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing.

Zhao Jiuge was shocked. He didn’t think these descendents from an influential family would attack just like this. He didn’t think the old fart would allow it, ignoring the prestige of the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect.

Bai Qingqing was much more calm. It was as if she was very used to seeing things like this.

Liu Ting and Liu Yan released their spirit force while holding their flying swords and were about to attack. Were they going to just stand there and get beaten up?

A water-blue light erupted first and emitted a soft hum. At this moment, even the flying swords in Liu Ting and Liu Yan’s hands lost color compared to the Wind Flower Sword.

Then a silver light erupted from Zhao Jiuge’s Big-Dipper Sword. Its momentum was much weaker. It was, after all, only a precious treasure.

Liu Ting and Liu Yan both sneered. They didn’t expect these two to have the courage to resist.

“Although our Liu family is not a holy land, our foundation is not weaker than those sects. Our family has countless experts and a lot of powerful guests. Just because you're a disciple of the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect, do you think you can be arrogant before the Liu family? We’ll properly teach you both a lesson today!”

Liu Ting made the first move.

The yellow clothes on her body shined brightly and so did the small, yellow sword. She immediately attacked Bai Qingqing.

Liu Yan followed closely after; however, he went after Zhao Jiuge, who he disliked!

His blue robe moved without any wind. Liu Yan revealed a cruel smile and the white sword in his hand buzzed. Then his hand suddenly moved!

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