Chapter 196 Old Things, Old Grudges, and Old Feuds
The crowds burst into an uproar when Liu Chunjiang finished his words!
Nobody dared to consider wiping out the Dark King, not to mention saying so!
The Dark King was a household figure in the Great Continent, who was strong enough to control the whole continent with his power relentlessly and determinedly.
Although he was the king of devil who terrified everyone from all corners of the country, he had won a flock of loyal supporters, and each of whom was able to disturb the peace of society.
What was more, the Dark King had unfathomable martial arts, and his character was hardhearted and cruel.
Now Liu Chunjiang said he would kill him, the man whom everyone was terrified of.
Liu Chunjiang kept his countenance still when people below discussed heatedly. Then, he took the right chance to continue to say, “I know that you think the Dark King is too strong for us to fight against, but you can rest assured since this time we have a solid backup.”
Liu Chunjiang said confidently, overlooking all kinds of expressions below completely.
Hearing Liu Chunjiang’s words, some of them began to think about it. After all, the power of the Dark King was ubiquitous in the Great Continent, which made people covet and envy indeed. But others were considering what the solid backup Liu Chunjiang said was.
“Fort Lord Liu, I wonder which sect the solid backup was. Please tell us clearly and inform us of an overall idea.” Someone asked cautiously.
“Yes! Fort Lord Liu, you’d better say it clearly!” The discussions gradually echoed here and there after someone took the lead in saying so.
Watching this scene coldly, Bai Aoxue heavily discounted the so-called martial artists from all corners of the country.
She saw that people present had nothing about lofty sentiments and aspirations, except for those faces with the desire for profits. They were not natural and unrestrained at all.
Maybe, the so-called martial arts world was nothing but a dream in people’s hearts, which was doomed to be a failure but was still expected to fulfill.
Even thinking so, Bai Aoxue still believed that her dreamy world of martial arts with dramatic vengeance still existed somewhere to be discovered.
Being asked by the crowds, Liu Chunjiang turned his hand without trace and glanced at Mo Feibai slightly. Seeing that Mo Feibai nodded lightly, Liu Chunjiang lowered his voice.
“Be quiet, please! I will tell you the truth since you want to know it so much. Actually, the Ink-blood Tower is as influential as the Dark King in all corners of the country. In this case, why do not all of us unite with the Ink-blood Tower to eliminate the Dark King? We will exterminate his forces all over the Great Continent at one stroke!” Liu Chunjiang said excitedly in high spirits, as if he had foreseen that the Dark King was wiped out.
Seeing that nobody answered, Liu Chunjiang continued to say, “Besides, the Ink-blood Tower has been flourishing in recent years, which will greatly support our success after we unite with them. So, let us choose a representative to lead us to fight against the Dark King!”
Hearing Liu Chunjiang’s words, it was easy for those people to acquire Liu Chunjiang’s intention after thinking it over simply.
He just wished them to cooperate with the Ink-blood Tower to kill the Dark King. The Ink-blood Tower was the mainstream, and the representative should be elected from it. What a perfect plan!
“Humph! Fort Lord Liu, you are wrong! Although the Great Continent is controlled by the Dark King, who was born to be bloodthirsty, he never does wicked deeds. In contrast, the Ink-blood Tower has massacred many sects. As a result, the Ink-blood Tower is the one which should be eradicated!
“Elder Yuan Zhen is right! The Ink-blood Tower is the heresy in all corners of the country, but Fort Lord Liu asks us to work with it. We are from some decent sects. I’m very curious about your real intention!” A manly-looking woman said, who disagreed with Liu Chunjiang as well and looked at him.
Because there was a leader, many people would echo the opinion. Bai Aoxue was thinking in what way she would unveil Liu Chunjiang’s mask when someone gave her a chance!
“Young Master Nalan, you should express your opinions! Fort Lord Liu’s proposal today is really so unacceptable for us!” The old man called Elder Yuan Zhen said, watching Nalan Youhong.
Nalan Youhong and Bai Aoxue exchanged a glance, and both of them told the intention to act in the eyes.
“Our Nalan family is just a businessman, and we’d better keep away from the issues of the martial arts world. But I am against Lord Liu’s words a little as well.” Nalan Youhong said slowly and unhurriedly.
“What do you mean, Young Master Nalan?” Liu Chunjiang had believed that Nalan Youhong would support him, but now he was rejected so easily by Nalan Youhong!
Nalan Youhong bent his fingers. He glanced at the crowds and said slowly, “I believe that all of you here still remember that Qianqing Temple was attacked at night three years ago. When people of Qianqing Temple had no way to go, it was the Dark King’s men who saved them and asked for no rewards in the end. The next morning, they even sent some money to help to restore Qianqing Temple.”
After hearing Nalan Youhong’s words, people seemed to have been obsessed with their memories.
“The lord of Nandu is violent and cruel, who beats people every day. It is also thanks to the Dark King’s men who killed the lord of Nandu in his hands, but he is wanted for a crime until now. Of course, Yangzhou is the biggest beneficiary. When Yangzhou was suffering from a flood two years ago, the Dark King sent some money to Yangzhou and saved its people. I believe that Fort Lord Liu must have benefited much from it. But why do you now turn around and bite the hands that feed you?” Nalan Youhong said with an appearance of sighing and looked at Liu Chunjiang.
At this time, Liu Chunjiang blushed, and his face as red as a pork liver!
“Of course, I can continue to tell if you are interested in hearing that. But before that, I’d like to ask all of you present a question. Although the Dark King has put his forces all over the Great Continent, has he ever disturbed your orthodox and decent sects? Have the Dark King and his men ever bothered the people except those who are very evil and crafty?” Nalan Youhong said calmly, but people were shocked about that!
Liu Chunjiang was extremely angry and shouted, “What do you mean, Young Master Liu? We are talking about the way to eradicate the Dark King’s power, not asking you to exculpate him!”
“Humph! When you are in a dilemma, I will tell you an old story that has passed for ten years, hoping to help you make a sensible choice!” A clear and cold voice sounded with some disdain.
People turned around and saw Bai Aoxue, who stood up slowly.
Bai Aoxue rolled her eyes and stared at Liu Chunjiang. She lifted her eyebrows and said, “I believe that Fort Lord Liu is also interested in it since it is the issue of the former fort lord, after all.”
Such an ill-disposed sentence paled Liu Chunjiang instantly!
“It is you?” Liu Chunjiang pointed at Bai Aoxue and angrily asked.
Bai Aoxue overlooked Liu Chunjiang directly but said to Mo Feibai slowly while looking at him, “You want Liu Wan to marry you? How ridiculous it is! She will be the fort lord of Liujiabao soon. As for you, an obscure man as the second lord of the Ink-blood Tower, how come you deserve to marry Liu Wan?”
Bai Aoxue’s words were like the thunder hitting on the ground, greatly escalating the atmosphere which was heated originally!
“You are courting death!” Mo Feibai disliked Bai Aoxue at first sight, and now she provoked again and again, which indeed brought shame on him!
Nalan Youhong also stood up at the moment when Mo Feibai stood up. He said calmly, “Mo Feibai, if you dare to touch her, today is the day of your death!”
“Liu Wan, it’s time to revenge today! Tell them how Liu Chunjiang grabbed the position of the fort lord in a dirty manner!” Bai Aoxue said coldly, turning her head to look at Liu Wan beside her.
All the people cast their eyes to Liu Wan.
“She is the daughter of the former fort lord. Liu Chunjiang framed the former fort lord and his wife with these five elders of Liujiabao. He grabbed the position of the fort lord of Liujiabao!” Bai Aoxue said slowly word by word while looking at Liu Chunjiang.
Liu Chunjiang said with a horrified expression while looking at Bai Aoxue after hearing her words, “Nonsense! An ignorant suckling! You dare not to frame me! Liu Wan was picked up by me when I was out in those days! She was an abandoned baby. The death of Liu Yifei has nothing to do with me!”
“Liu Chunjiang! You are such a monster! You killed my father and humiliated my mother in those days, and you really think I don’t know it? For so many years, I have endured a lot and been waiting for the moment of my revenge till now! It is for today in order to kill my enemy myself! I will cut you into pieces in my hands today!” Liu Wan stepped forward and said sorrowfully while pointing at Liu Chunjiang.
“Wan, don’t believe her nonsense! I have adopted you for so many years, and you don’t believe me?” Liu Chunjiang said disappointedly while looking at Liu Wan.
“It seems that you really refuse to give up until all hope is gone! I will show you the evidence since you want it!” Bai Aoxue said coldly when looking at Liu Chunjiang.
Although Liu Chunjiang had no idea of the evidence talked about by Bai Aoxue, he was terrified and panic in his mind after knowing that Bai Aoxue had his evidence in her hands.
“Come on! Chase him out!” Liu Chunjiang shouted angrily!
But Bai Aoxue was faster. She took the letter out of her sleeve and threw it out voluminously.
Liu Chunjiang rushed up to grab, but someone still got some paper.
People who had seen the paper had already changed their faces. They didn’t expect that Liu Chunjiang should obtain the position of the fort lord in such a dirty manner!
“Fort Lord Liu, please ask the five elders of Liujiabao out to verify!” Elder Yuan Zhen said, with a glance at Bai Aoxue. He then looked at Liu Chunjiang firmly and said so. He watched Liu Yifei grow up in those days, and he was very sorrowful after Liu Yifei died. But he never thought of the conspiracy related to this tragedy. If the evidence was true, he must revenge for the child!
“Humph! No need to ask us out! I’m coming!” A resentful voice was heard in the banquette room.
People turned around and found that the five elders of Liujiabao, who rarely showed in public, were absent together.
And Liu Chunjiang felt relieved a little bit. Only if these five elders didn’t tell the truth could no one do anything to him!
Watching Liu Chunjiang’s self-confident look, Bai Aoxue sneered. If he wanted to die more awkwardly, she would fulfill his dream!
Elder Yuan Zhen gave the letter in his hands to the five elders. He said indifferently with a pair of bright eyes, “Please read it carefully! I hope that you can give us an explanation about the matter today and tell us whether the content of the letter is true or not.”
After reading the letter, these several elders smiled disdainfully and said, “Elder Yuan Zhen and others should believe in such a clumsy trick?”
The banquet room kept silent for a short while after the elder finished his words, but they began to discuss heatedly soon. And there were still some people supporting Bai Aoxue all the way!
All the questioning eyes with the intention to look on were cast to Bai Aoxue, but she was not panic at all.
“You mean I am slandering all of you?” Bai Aoxue asked back and curled up her lips with a smile.
The elder glanced at Bai Aoxue disdainfully and nodded slightly. He said, “I don’t know why you are so vicious. I believe that we have no grievances at all, but I can’t overlook your slander indeed!”
Bai Aoxue pointed at her nose with her fingers and smiled wickedly. She gradually squinted her phoenix-like eyes, adding some enchantment to her cold appearance at this time.
“In this way…, the physical evidence is invalid to incriminate all of you, but how about…, the testimony of a witness?”