Chapter 481: Invitation
Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations
"Jessica, who is this guy?"
Gustav was a descendant from the main branch of the Dupont Clan. Although he was not one of the top five successors in line, he was still considered to have a rich supply of resources. He was one of the core powers of the clan and had received elite-level nurturing since young.
Recently, Gustav had really taken a liking to Jessica. Therefore, when he saw that a man had appeared at Jessica's place, he was extremely unhappy.
Fang Xingjian smiled slightly, and as his finger curled up, a slight breeze blew. Then the door behind Gustav closed shut.
Gustav did not think much about it. As a member of the Dupont Clan's upper echelon, he had access to a rich supply of resources. Not only had he been staying in Demonic City for a very long time, he had also long since reached level 29. However, as a young man like himself who was from a great clan, especially a clan which had a long history of aristocrats from the White Hawk Country, he had never thought that there would ever be a need for him to personally take action.
He looked at Fang Xingjian with an air of superiority, shook his head, and said, "Forget it, I don't care who you are either. Scram from this room within a minute and I'll take it that nothing has happened."
Hearing this, the first person to turn pale was Jessica. From the earlier exchange they had earlier, she understood clearly just how terrifying Fang Xingjian was. Moreover, if anything were to happen to Gustav here, the Dupont Clan would not let her off so easily.
Jessica said, "Xingjian, on the account of our many years of friendship, let him go this once."
That line was extremely hurtful to a man's pride, especially for a proud person like Gustav.
Gustav glared at Jessica and said, "Jessica, do you know what you're saying?"
"Gustav, don't say anything for now."
"You b*stard! Get out of this place immediately..."
"For this gigolo, you..."
"I beg of you, don't say anymore. Xingjian, he's from the Dupont Clan. Please think this through."
"Haha, great. You want to help this gigolo so much?"
"Gustav, I'm trying to help you..."
Just as the Jessica and Gustav were starting to get into a fight, Fang Xingjian said nonchalantly, "The Dupont Clan is quite amazing, but I'm also a member of the Fang Clan. It's impossible for me to be leaving just like that.
"Moreover, just from what you said earlier, I must take at least one of your arms today."
"Take one of my arms?" Gustav's brows furrowed as he said coldly, "From the Fang Clan? I just paid a visit to the Fang Clan a few months ago, but I didn't see you then."
As expected, Gustav knew of the Fang Clan. Fang Xingjian rubbed his fingers and said calmly, "Oh? Is that so? I wasn't around a few months ago. That might be why I didn't see you."
"Hmph, the Fang Clan right?" Gustav took out his cellphone and said, "I'll call the Fang Can, the vice president of the Tianzhu Group, right now. She's an important character of the Fang Clan. I shall see if she recognizes you."
Fang Xingjian smiled slightly. Gustav was being even more cooperative than Fang Xingjian had expected.
Fang Can was a member of the Fang Clan's branch. Being the vice president of the Tianzhu Group, a company under Fang Clan, Fang Can was also one of the people with actual power in the Fang Clan
A few months back, Gustav had followed his grandfather to pay a visit to the Fang Clan, and he had even met Old Granny Fang herself. However, he had not met Fang Xingjian. Therefore, Gustav knew that Fang Xingjian was probably a nobody in the Fang Clan. This made Gustav want to make use of his connections to get Fang Can to come and teach Fang Xingjian a lesson personally. This was how a member of a clan with a long history would do things. They would not do things personally but exert pressure on others instead.
This was especially when Fang Can recently had a favor to ask of him in their businesses. She had been very respectful toward him, so this was a good chance to make use of her.
"Is this Fang Can? I'm Gustav. I've met a lad claiming to be a member of the Fang Clan, and he wants one of my arms. Do you want to come over and take a look?"
After hanging up the call, Gustav threw a sideward glance toward Fang Xingjian, as if wanting to see Fang Xingjian in a state of panic. He knew that the Fang Clan had strict regulations, and the seniors had complete control of the juniors, even in terms of their marriages and future paths.
The Dupont Clan was a great clan with a long history. They had paid the Fang Clan a visit a few months back so that they could establish a cooperation with the Fang Clan. The Dupont Clan had invested a tremendous amount of capital into the Fang Clan and could be said to be Fang Clan's God of Wealth.
Fang Can had been given the order to be a good host to Gustav. So, given that there was another matter they needed Gustav's help on recently, she immediately rushed over after the call.
20 minutes later, a lady with a mediocre figure and golden eyes appeared. She was dressed in a female suit, just like a westernized female elite. "Gustav, are you alright? I shall see which junior is spouting nonsense here. The Dupont Clan is just like a sibling of our Fang Clan. I definitely won't allow something like this to happen."
Gustav smiled coldly and looked at Fang Xingjian. Jessica appeared to be extremely anxious and felt that things were getting increasingly out of hand. However, she was completely suppressed by Fang Xingjian's sword intent and could not say a single word.
After Fang Can finished speaking, she first nodded at Gustav and then looked at Fang Xingjian. Fang Can broke into a look of great astonishment. "Xingjian! To think that it's you!"
Fang Xingjian said calmly, "Long time no see, Aunt Can. I don't wish to alert Li Shuanghua, that old lady, so I can only invite someone over like this." The people from the main branch of the Fang Clan were the only ones who could stay in the manor, but Fang Xingjian had also met the people from the side branch during gatherings.
Fang Can's expression stiffened and said, "Do you know how long we've been looking for you? Why have you only returned now? Do you still take the clan's regulations into consideration?"
Cold light gleamed in Fang Xingjian's eyes. "Looking for me? To get me to be Fang Xingchen's apostle? Do you think that something like this is the right thing to do?"
Fang Can frowned and said, "Xingjian, the clan brought you up, providing you with food and shelter. Of course, you have to repay the clan. This is what's right and proper. Which long-lasting clan doesn't do this?
"Moreover, although your status might not seem that good as an apostle, you'll be able to share the power of black magic with Xingchen. Although it's easier for one to pick up magic prints than black magic, only when one grasps black magic will they then be able to become a top notch expert. What's bad about that?"
Fang Xingjian smiled coldly while saying, "So, that means you'll be bringing me back?"
Fang Can sighed and said, "Come back with me. The clan's head is your grandmother after all. She won't mean you any ill will."
With that, she took a step back and appeared before Fang Xingjian as if she had teleported. She brought along a series of atmospheric tornadoes, grabbing toward Fang Xingjian's shoulder with her palm.
However, at the next moment, streams of sword intent soared into the air. Fang Can, Gustav, and Jessica were all sent flying and crying out in agony.
Then beams of sword light flashed on their bodies, sending blood spurting out. All three of them dropped to the ground, having sustained heavy injuries.
Jessica was considered to have been prepared for this, but Gustav was completely shocked by the scene before him. He had never expected that this gigolo would be able to defeat the three of them with a single move. What kind of power was this? What kind of means did he use?
Half-kneeling on the ground, Fang Can looked at Fang Xingjian in disbelief and said, "Xingjian, this is the martial techniques of Knights. You've transitioned into a Conferred Knight in Miracle World?"
"That's right. I've become a Demigod with one tier of perfection. The reason I'm back this time around is to take back my mother's corpse from Li Shuanghua." WIth that, he looked at Fang Can and said, "Where is Li Shuanghua and my mother's corpse?"
Hearing that Fang Xingjian had attained Demigod with one tier of perfection, Jessica did not say anything. However, Gustav and Fang Can both drew in gasps of cold air.
The two of them both held power in their respective clans and had even been to Miracle World before. Therefore, they knew what the path of Knights was, as well as how it was over 100 times harder for Knights to level-up in comparison to magic prints Warriors. They also knew how powerful a Demigod with one tier of perfection was.
Fang Can, in particular, could not understand how Fang Xingjian could have reached this level in a mere two years' time.