Translated by: Minx Calypso
Edited by: cdewsx77
Chapter 13: Brotherhood
Looking at Mu Feng who was being humiliated by others, some of the Mu disciples actually felt sorry for him. Of course, there were also some who felt angry when the others mocked him.
“Hmph, he’s such a shame to our family! Even if he has Ling Gu, what use is it? No matter how talented he is, he’s still a cripple!”
Mu Qing said in disdain.
“Huh, you see that? That’s what we call ‘shameless’. His Meta-pulses were already damaged but he still wants to show off his talent? What a shameless person!”
Mu Qing had made some effort to keep his voice down, but not Shang Guan Qianzhi. He laughed loudly and said sarcastically without bothering to lower his voice.
Shang Guan Qianzhi laughed at Mu Feng in a loud voice. His speech was full of sarcasm.
“Haha, that’s right, little lord. No matter what, the Mu family is considered one of the upper-ranked families. Mu Feng has indeed brought shame to his family!”
“Yeah, exactly. If I was him, I wouldn’t have come for today’s test!”
The disciples from the Shang Guan family chimed in and started chattering among each other.
Among the Yun family’s disciples, only Yun Qingwan looked at Mu Feng with worrying and pitiful eyes.
At this moment, Mu Feng realized that he was standing at the cusp of public opinions. He looked down at the crowd and finally got a taste of the bitterness in life.
Meanwhile, Zhao Heng also shot Mu Feng a look full of disdain. He then glanced up sideways and nodded at somebody who was up at a nearby building.
On the other hand, Mu Feng clenched his fists, stared at Zhao Heng, and said with a laugh: “Elder, my Meta-pulses are indeed destroyed. However, life is a long journey, and nobody knows who will be the one laughing in the end. Remember what you said today, as one day in the future, I’ll make you take back your disdainful words and prove to you that a young man’s dream is able to come true.”
Mu Feng pointed at Zhao Heng and said determinedly.
A few adults from the crowd couldn’t help but feel a hint of respect towards Mu Feng, as the words he said weren’t those that would normally be said by his peers. However, his future was bound to be bleak since he was now a cripple.
Just as Mu Feng finished his sentence, Mu Feng turned around and was about to leave.
Zhao Heng shouted coldly.
“Is there anything else?”
Mu Feng stopped in his tracks and asked, without turning back to look.
“Hmph, I would like to see how you will prove yourself. How about we make a bet?”
Zhao Heng said with a cold laugh.
“Oh? What kind of bet?”
Mu Feng turned around and faced him.
“You’re now 15 years old, right? The academy will be recruiting again in two years. In two years, if you manage to defeat him in a fight, I will apologize to you and admit that I’m wrong in public. However, if you can’t, you will have to kowtow and apologize to me in front of the public. Do you dare to bet?”
Zhao Heng sneered coldly while pointing at Shang Guan Qianzhi who stood among the crowd.
Upon hearing his words, most of the elders frowned.
Zhao Heng definitely crossed the line today. He is a Yuan Dan level cultivator. How could he be angry with a young man?
“Haha, I’d love to fight with the genius, Mu Feng, in two years!”
Shang Guan Qianzhi stepped forward and said with a laugh. He had already reached Tong Mai Ninth Sky and would breakthrough to the Zi Fu level in no time. If he trained for two years at the Royal Wudo Academy, he was positive that he could win in a fight against Mu Feng.
“So what now? Do you have the guts to accept the challenge?”
Shang Guan Qianzhi said with a laugh. Zhao Heng also looked at him and smiled coldly.
“Wait, I don’t agree!”
At this moment, a girl’s voice rang out. It was Yun Qingwan.
“Yun Qingwan stepped forward and said: “I reject this deal! I’m willing to fight with Shang Guan Qianzhi on behalf of Mu Feng in two years!”
Just as Yun Qingwan finished her sentence, the crowd was in an uproar.
Although Mu Feng was now a cripple, Yun Qingwan still didn’t want to give up on him. The crowd was jealous.
When Shang Guan Qianzhi saw that Yun Qingwan actually spoke up for Mu Feng, it sparked anger in his heart and he said furiously: “Mu Feng, don’t tell me all you can do now is to hide behind a woman?!”
Mu Feng took a deep breath, looked at Wan Er who was looking at him worryingly, and shook his head.
Then, he looked at Zhao Heng with eyes full of determination and said coldly: “I accept your challenge, but, if I’m the one who wins the match two years later, you’ll have to apologize to me in front of the whole capital, gouge out one of your eyes, and say that you’re blind.”
“Hahaha, deal! I’m dying to see how will you achieve that!”
Zhao Heng laughed loudly.
Yun Qingwan looked at Mu Feng with a trace of anger. He shouldn’t have been so reckless and accepted the bet.
However, Mu Feng smiled at her and mouthed out a few words.
Have faith in me!
“He’s such a bully! What kind of academy is this? I wouldn’t mind it if I didn’t study here! Brother Feng, I’ll stay by your side. I, Mu Kuang, pull out from this year’s enrollment!”
All of a sudden, Mu Kuang stepped out from the crowd, stood beside Mu Feng, and said.
“You’re my good brother indeed!”
Mu Kuang’s action warmed his heart. No matter how the world mistreated him, he had a good brother who was willing to stay by his side.
“Mu Kuang, are you out of your goddamn mind?!”
A man who resembled Mu Kuang shouted.
“Father, I’m not, these guys are! Brother Feng joined the army when he was nine and he brought pride to our family by killing hundreds of enemies and fighting for our country. But what about them? As Mu disciples themselves, they gossipped and criticized him when others talked behind his back! Why didn’t they say anything before? They’re nothing but a bunch of jerks! I, Mu Kuang, only respect two people in my life. One of them is uncle Mu Tian, who died while defending our country, and the other is Brother Feng!”
Mu Kuang pointed at the Mu family’s disciples and his dad and said with a cold laugh. He remained his stand beside Mu Feng.
“Do you guys even know how many battle scars Brother Feng has because he defended our country? What have you done in return? You all are just a group of spoiled brats! How dare you say that Brother Feng is a cripple? If you are really talented, why don’t you go fight in battle and come back with two enemy heads?”
Upon hearing his words, the Mu disciples turned red and remained silent. His father was speechless as well.
“I will pull out from this year’s enrollment as well.”
At this moment, Yun Qingwan also stood beside Mu Feng and said, causing another uproar.
“Wan Er, how could you…”
Mu Feng wanted to say something, but Wan Er held his face and said: “You are the wind, and I am the leaf. The leaf will go anywhere the wind blows.”
Her smile was like a fountain that nourished his wounded heart.
Mu Feng was teary and felt that he didn’t need anybody else in the world.
Meanwhile, Zhao Heng and the elders expression had changed drastically. Yun Qingwan was one of their potential best students, if she pulled out and enrolled in another academy, it would be a significant loss to the academy.
“Stop this nonsense!”
At this moment, a man stepped forward. It was Yun Hai.
Yun Qingwan looked at Yun Hai. Yun Hai clasped his hands towards Zhao Heng and the elders and said: “Dear elders, my daughter was talking nonsense just now, please don’t take her words seriously.”
“Father, I’m not…!”
“Silence! I am not your father if you pull out from the Royal Wudo Academy! And you, Mu Feng, don’t forget what you had promised me!”
Yun Hai said coldly as he looked at Mu Feng. He then knocked Yun Qingwan out and held her in his arms.
“Of course I remember.”
Mu Feng replied.
“Good. Dear elders, I am so sorry for all the inconvenience caused by my daughter. I will send her to the Royal Wudo Academy myself tomorrow.”
Yun Hai carried Yun Qingwan and shot an apologetic smile towards the elders. He then left after glancing at Mu Feng.
Looking at Wan Er being carried away, Mu Feng clenched his fists.
“Don’t you worry, Wan Er. Feng will never let you down. Never!”
Mu Feng then walked down the stage with Mu Kuang without bothering to look at other people’s reactions.
The bet soon became the hottest topic in the city. However, people already knew how would it end — Mu Feng will have to kneel down and apologize in public.
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