Chapter 5: Neither One Could Live While Another Survived
“You lost again!”
The silence was broken by Jiang Yun’s voice.
The three short and simple words were like thunder that heavily dropped on everyone’s heart. Especially the word “again” was completely a humiliation to Feng WuJi.
“Good job, Yun!”
“Kill him! Kill him!”
Jiang people coming back to their senses raised a clamor and shouted. They were hoping for Jiang Yun to kill Feng WuJi.
First time Feng WuJi did a sneak attack on Jiang Yun, and now he had refused to acknowledge his failure. It was clear that Feng WuJi was extremely insidious. If he let him go, there will be an endless flow of disastrous aftermath; furthermore, Feng WuJi had broken the Mang Mountains’ rules. Thus, Feng people could say nothing if Jiang Yun killed him.
“Jiang Yun! How dare you!”
Feng Ling shouted worriedly. He then led all the Feng people to charge Jiang Yun. While after musing for a short time, Jiang Yun put the dagger away. At the same time, he punched out another hand as fast as the wind.
A loud noise sounded as the fist pounded on Feng WuJi’s chest, knocking him flying. At the same time, Jiang Yun took advantage of the reacting force and moved back for several meters.
Witnessing that Feng WuJi was knocked to fly by Jiang Yun, Feng Ling’s eyeballs seemed to pop out of his eyes. He was too mad that he had no time to take care of Feng WuJi; instead, he rushes at Jiang Yun immediately.
Right now, Jiang WanLi finally gave his words, “Feng Ling, if you dare to act recklessly, you know even the Samsara Sect cannot protect you in Mang Mountains!”
Feng Ling held himself back reluctantly. Gnashing his teeth, he knew that Jiang WanLi’s warning wasn’t a bluff.
It was Feng WuJi who broke the rules first. Hence, if Jiang Yun killed him, Jiang Yun was just doing the right thing. If Feng people raised a hand to Jiang Yun, they would certainly be attacked by the alliance of all the villages in the One Hundred Thousand Mang Mountains.
Even if the Samsara Sect was of great force, it wouldn’t offend the whole One Hundred Thousand Mang Mountains for only an inner disciple.
“Wait till my wrath descends upon you! Let’s go!”
After confirming that Feng WuJi was only broken several ribs and would not die, Feng Ling gave Jiang people especially Jiang Yun a ferocious stare and shouted. Then he waved his hand as a sign and headed the precession of Feng people to leave, with Feng WuJi being carried.
However, another change broke out at this moment.
A crack was sounded. Feng WuJi suddenly snapped the arrow that was shot by Jiang Yun just now. He intensely stared at Jiang Yun, with eyes full of resentment.
In Mang Mountains, if one pulled out the arrow that was shot by another, it meant that the one has accepted the duel challenged by another. While if one snapped the arrow in half, it represented that the one wouldn’t end fighting against another until he died!
Apparently, no matter how the years changed, neither Feng WuJi nor Jiang Yun could live while the other one survived.
“Jiang Yun, I will definitely kill you in five years! If you dare run away, I will kill all the people of Jiang village instead!”
Feng WuJi’s threat continued resounding in villages long after Feng people were out of sight. While Jiang people heaved a great sigh of relief with Feng people’s disappearance. At least this event had temporarily come to a conclusion.
Relaxed, people surrounded Jiang Yun. Jiang Mu stretched out his hand and beat Jiang Yun’s shoulder heavily, “Hey boy! You hide your strength so deeply!”
Jiang Lei winked and said, “Exactly! Yun, I never see you fight. I’ve never thought you are so powerful. Well, then we should always challenge each other and compare notes afterward.”
What Jiang Yun appeared to be today was totally beyond Jiang people’s expectation. But he brought them a surprise meantime. Jiang Yun was a family member of them, and they would always be willing to find their people being stronger.
“Alright! All scattered!” Jiang WanLi waved his hands then said to Jiang Yun, “Yun, let’s go back!”
Now Jiang Yun had recovered his usual look. He smiled to others, then followed Jiang WanLi back to that small cottage.
The steam in the room has faded, revealing its rough condition.
“Take a seat. I have something to talk with you!”
However, Jiang WanLi was lost in thought and didn’t say a word after Jiang Yun has sat down. He was considering how to start the conversation.
Jiang Yun also had something in mind. One thing was Feng WuJi’s threat before leaving. Another thing was grandpa’s unfinished words a moment ago. However, he dared not ask grandpa whether he could cultivate or not.
Now, the atmosphere in the room was in a kind of graveness. A moment later, Jiang WanLi finally spoke, “Just now, you gave up killing Feng WuJi. Why? Are you afraid of killing people?”
Jiang Yun was stunned. He had never thought grandpa to consider such a question during that silence. He shook his head and said, “No. He was just the same as those fierce beasts to me.”
“Well, were you worried about the Samsara Sect’s revenge after you killed him?”
This was just the reason why Jiang Yun didn’t kill Feng WuJi. Though he didn’t know what the Samsara Sect was, he understood that the one making Feng people no longer fear Liu TianRen must be a strong one. Thus, if he killed Feng WuJi, he would definitely get Jiang village into trouble.
Jiang WanLi kept his countenance and continued asking, “Then, do you understand now?”
“Sure. Even if I let him go, he would never stop hurting me and even our whole village!” Jiang Yun’s eyes were cold, saying word by word.
Feng WuJi’s action to snap the arrow and his threat before leaving were the best evidence. He would certainly come back for revenge in five years!
“Remember. Next time if you’re in the same situation, you should make it done completely without any hesitation! Kindness to the enemy is cruelty to yourself. Instead, your mercy is a weakness to your enemies!”
Jiang Yun nodded and said, “Got it, grandpa!”
“Alright. Let’s set this event aside and continue our previous topic.”
Jiang Yun was stunned. He had thought that grandpa would talk more about how to deal with Feng WuJi’s challenge in five years. However, grandpa didn’t.
But the previous topic was also the one he cared most. Hence, sobering up, he picked up his ears as he was afraid of missing any word from grandpa.
“Now, I won’t ask you why you want to cultivate. One day, you may probably find the answer out. But I can surely tell you that you’re able to cultivate!”
“Am I?” Jiang Yun was so excited that he suddenly stood up. This worry had troubled him for sixteen years, and finally it seemed to be solved now.
“Yes. I only told you that you’re not one of Jiang people, so your physique doesn’t fit the way Jiang people cultivate. But I never said that you’re unable to cultivate in any way in the world.”
“Then what kind of cultivation method can I cultivate?”
“There is a Seeking-Tao Sect outside the One Hundred Thousand Mang Mountains. You will find your cultivation method there.”
“The Seeking-Tao Sect!”
Jiang Yun kept the sect’s name in mind. He told himself that he must go to the Seeking-Tao Sect to have a look if he had any chance to leave Mang Mountains after he became an adult.
However, Jiang WanLi smiled and said, “As far as I know, the Seeking-Tao Sect is just recruiting disciples recently. You can catch it if you set off now.”
“Right now?” Jiang Yun was stunned.
Though he spent almost half of the time in exploring the deep Mang Mountains these years, he knew that he had always been too far to reach the frontier of Mang Mountains. Because the One Hundred Thousand Mang Mountains actually meant that the area of Mang Mountains was as large as five thousand kilometers!
Even one rode the best mount instead of walk, and even not considering the danger of meeting fierce beasts at any time, it would cost several years to go outside the Mang Mountains.
Knowing what Jiang Yun was thinking, Jiang WanLi laughed with eyes being narrowed into mere slits, “Haha, just kidding. The truth is that I have several Hundreds of Kilometers Free Talismans. Once you stick it on your body, you can arrive anywhere hundreds of kilometers away instantly. Although I don’t have too many, it should be enough for you to arrive the Seeking-Tao Sect in as fast as half of a month or as slow as one month if you set off right now.”
At the same time, a sheet of talisman appeared in Jiang WanLi’s hand. Shaking these talismans, he asked Jiang Yun, “Do you want them?”
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