AGM 208 - Qing`er
Traces of a smile could be seen on Luo Huan's face, as she stared at the spectacle of Qiu Mo getting dragged by the throat by Qin Wentian.
"Tonight, I'm afraid you won't get the chance to sample how 'powerful' my mouth is," Luo Huan spoke sarcastically, yet the tone behind her words were ice cold. Qin Wentian understood; Qiu Mo must have used lewd words, projecting his lust onto Luo Huan, humiliating her. He had never once seen his bubbly Senior Sister this upset before.
With a violent clench of his fingers, the sound of shattering bones rang out as Qiu Mo let out another blood-curdling scream. His other arm had been broken off.
"Senior Sister, how about letting him live a life worse than death?" Qin Wentian smiled towards Luo Huan, yet the smile on his face was even colder than hers.
All the way from the Sky Harmony City to now, his heart had gradually grown colder and colder. The experiences he had been through forced him to have a heart of stone, as he learnt that viciousness and ruthlessness was sometimes better compared to blind kindness.
"You decide," Luo Huan's gaze turned gentle. This feeling of being protected by others felt extremely comforting. Although the person who protected her was her Junior Brother, Luo Huan felt love blooming in her heart, as she recalled memories of watching him mature. Naturally, this love was different from the love between a male and female, rather it felt like the affection shared between siblings.
"No...." A sheen of perspiration could be seen on Qiu Mo's forehead, he instinctively understood what Qin Wentian meant by his earlier words.
An ice-cold glance akin to the sharpness of swords shot towards Qiu Mo, causing him to shiver in fear. Qin Wentian slammed out with his palm, caving Qiu Mo's chest in. The power behind Qin Wentian's strike ruptured Qiu Mo's Yuanfu and his arterial pathways, while at the same time, Qin Wentian raised his foot and stomped ruthlessly in the space between Qiu Mo's legs.
"ARGHH~!" A horrified scream of extreme proportions echoed in the air. Qiu Mo was unceremoniously tossed to the ground, in front of his family and friends. This way, the humiliation he felt would be doubled.
Gazing upon the weakened body of Qiu Mo that was akin to a pile of loose sand, everyone in the Chu Emperor District trembled in their hearts. They knew that Qin Wentian had finally matured.
Mustang smiled, Qin Wentian's actions were extremely ruthless and decisive, causing him to be gratified. One must show no mercy to their enemies, and this was something all cultivators would have to learn when advancing on their pathway to cultivation.
Qin Wentian no longer glanced at Qiu Mo. He inclined his head and looked at Mustang and Luo Huan who were still bound on the platform. Currently, he had several experts behind him; they could make their moves at anytime.
However, Qin Wentian wished to try something at that moment. He wanted to take a gamble for the sake of his teacher and Senior Sister.
"If anything, anything at all, happens to these two, immediately slaughter the little Princess." Qin Wentian's cold voice cut through the air. After which, he stepped forwards, walking towards Mustang and Luo Huan.
The black-robed men behind him were all stunned; this wasn't part of the plan. As they started to accompany him, Qin Wentian waved his hands, signalling them to halt. This fellow was too reckless.
What if those from the Royal Clan really made a move against Qin Wentian? At that distance, they wouldn't even have the chance to save him, even if they wanted to.
Qin Wentian was betting on the fact that the bodyguard Fairy Qingmei sent would be able to protect him. He truly wanted to see how powerful Qing`er was.
That aloof, ephemeral beauty somehow inspired Qin Wentian to have absolute trust in her.
She was a woman of few words, and would not show herself often. Yet, she would always be there at crucial moments.
Not only that, even if Qing`er strength wasn't powerful enough, without the command of Chu Tianjiao, no one would dare to kill him considering that he had control over the life of the little Princess in his hands.
"Halt." The old man looked at Qin Wentian, his voice quavering in anger. Killing intent emanated forth from his body, pressing against Qin Wentian. However, Qin Wentian nonchalantly continued his way forward.
"Wentian." A startled look of worry appeared on Luo Huan's face. Had this fellow gone crazy? She didn't wish for Qin Wentian to rescue her in this manner. This method was too risky.
"Wentian get back!" Mustang berated. He knew that his talent was limited and he was already at the extent of what he could achieve. However, Qin Wentian was different. Mustang had taught many students before, but none of them were as outstanding as Qin Wentian. He naturally didn't wish for Qin Wentian to risk himself.
In addition, Qin Wentian was the hope of the Emperor Star Academy. Perhaps one day when Qin Wentian was strong enough, he could rebuild the academy again. How wonderful would that be.
Qin Wentian smiled as he gazed at Mustang. The distance between them became closer and closer, as the killing intent of the old man soared higher and higher. In spite of that, Qin Wentian still ignored him, and continued advancing forwards.
A bone-chilling aura blasted right into Qin Wentian, as that old man narrowed his eyes. He didn't believe Qin Wentian would dare take the final steps. Qing`er, who was nearby, also began to move. The terrifying killing intent unleashed by the old man caused her to frown slightly.
"You are truly courting death." The old man directed his icy glare towards Qin Wentian. He slowly raised up his palms; if Qin Wentian chose to take the remaining steps, he would cripple him.
Qin Wentian's expression was still as serene as before, seemingly unaffected by the old man. He took two steps forward, walking to Luo Huan's side, and started to release the locks binding her body.
Rumble! The old man's' killing intent soared to a crescendo, as his palms blasted out. A beam of light flashed, and Qin Wentian was left feeling only a gust of wind fluttering by his body.
Chi! A slight sound rang out, as the body of that old man was flung through the air, before slamming heavily onto the stairs below the Azure Dragon Jadeite Seat.
In that moment, everyone was overwhelmed with amazement, as they realised what just happened.
"How is this possible?" The crowd gazed at the silhouette who blasted the old man away. Even the veil obscuring her features was unable to mask how enchanting she looked. She was ice, and snow, giving off the feeling that she was not from the mortal world.
She looked so young, but her speed displayed earlier had already reached a terrifying realm. She was so quick that their eyes couldn't even follow her movements, so quick to the point that a peak-level Yuanfu expert was flung through the air upon matching blows with her. As the person in charge of the execution, the old man didn't even have the chance to retaliate before he was grievously injured.
Not only that, that ephemeral beauty seemed as though nothing out of the ordinary had happened. Her eyelashes fluttered slightly as though she was frowning, and she stared at the old man with displeasure in her eyes.
"I won't allow you to touch him."
A clear, melodious voice rang out, carrying a hint of magnetism, and a faint trace of coldness could be heard in it. Not only that, there was also a feeling of childlike innocence to it.
After hearing her words, especially spoken in that tone of hers, Qin Wentian really wanted to embrace Qing`er into a hug. She was too adorable. What a pity she was only responsible for protecting his safety, and wouldn't aid him in other disputes unless he was in a life-threatening situation. But, with such a powerful protector, Qin Wentian was truly thankful, especially at this moment.
Clearly, his bet had paid off.
The guards near Mustang and Luo Huan, upon seeing how Qing`er easily repelled that old man, unconsciously retreated a distance away. No one dared to act recklessly, they could only stand there and watch Qin Wentian remove the locks and bindings of both Mustang and Luo Huan.
"We were forced to consume the Energy Scattering Powder, so if you didn't turn up, it would have crippled our cultivation." Luo Huan bitterly laughed. Only then did Qin Wentian understand the reason why the locks were able to bind the both of them.
Bzzz! Abruptly a shadow flashed, and a figure lunged towards Qin Wentian with terrifying speed. Qin Wentian didn't move, he continued supporting Luo Huan and Mustang as they walked down the platform.
Rumble~ Yet another intense thunderclap resounded, and the old man who made that earlier attack, was again repelled by Qing`er.
"If you do it again... I will really kill you, okay..."
Her words caused a smile to appear on Qin Wentian's face. Why did it seem as though Qin Wentian was being bullied and if the bullies came to try their luck again, she would kill them.
That old man wiped traces of blood away from the corner of his mouth, glaring at Qing`er, his countenance incredibly ugly to behold. Qing`er was still standing there with indifference, but her frown deepened as she noticed how the old man was glaring at her. "I don't like people looking at me in this way..."
"Cough, cough." That old man was angered to the point where he coughed out blood. Couldn't he even express his displeasure by glaring at her?
Her actions were so tyrannical, yet her words seemed as though she was the one being bullied. What an abnormal girl, she was so powerful yet her actions seemed to contrast her personality. The old man, despite being injured twice, was still unable to figure out the level of her cultivation.
Qin Wentian walked away, supporting both Mustang and Luo Huan, leaving behind the guards and protectors as they looked at each other with dismay. They started to move towards Qin Wentian, but they soon discovered several black-robed men appearing, forming a circle of protection around him.
Qing`er also turned, as she followed behind Qin Wentian. No one dared to stop them.
"Qing`er, you are really adorable." Qin Wentian smiled as he noticed Qing`er walking towards his side.
A look of contemplation flickered in the eyes of Qing`er as she looked at Qin Wentian. After what seemed like half a day, she finally replied in a low voice, "Adorable... is that good or bad?"
Qin Wentian stumbled, almost falling down from her reply.
"Naturally, it's something good. It means you are very, very good." Somehow, Qin Wentian felt as though he was a sweet-talker trying to deceive an innocent girl.
Qing`er still didn't understand, the aura that emitted from her was as cold as before. However, she nodded her head lightly in response. The word 'adorable' meant that she was very, very good?