Chapter 28: A False Mission
The stocky man was surprised but then calmed down quickly. He smiled coldly, “Hey you guy! I surely know what you are looking for! You want to find that little girl, right?! However, I won’t tell you, and what can you do to me? Break my neck right now? I dare you to do it!”
The Seeking-Tao Sect banned disciples from killing each other. Furthermore, they were right on the square, surrounded by thousands of people. He did not believe that Jiang Yun really dared to hurt him. So there was nothing to fear for him.
“Of course, I can’t do anything here. So let’s go to another place!”
As soon as Jiang Yun’s voice fell, the stocky man felt the palm holding his neck clenched with force suddenly. His body was as light as he was flying. He found himself uncontrolled and was lifted by Jiang Yun with one hand.
At the same time, Jiang Yun’s other hand as swift as the wind hit his throat so hard that he could not make any sound at all.
The next moment, Jiang Yun had grabbed him by the back of the neck and pushed him out of the crowd.
Because of the cover of the wide sleeve, Jiang Yun’s action looked like he was putting his arm around the man’s shoulder and that they were quite familiar with each other. Therefore, nobody paid attention to them.
Hence, Jiang Yun carried this guy and left the square with something of a swagger.
Because most of the disciples were on the square to watch the retest, it was not hard to find a “No man’s land’.
Quickly, they found a place with nobody around. Jiang Yun carried the stocky man and let his feet tread on the ground. But instead of letting him go, Jiang Yun carried him with more strength and shouted, “Tell me everything!”
At this moment, the stocky man was totally scared by Jiang Yun’s power. He clearly knew his weight. Since Jiang Yun was able to carry him up with only one hand in a long distance, it was really easy for Jiang Yun to break his neck.
However, he was still unyielding and tried to keep the secret, “You…you dare not to kill me!”
“Yes, you’re right. I won’t kill you.” Jiang Yun put his other hand on the man’s DanTian and replied coolly, “However, as soon as I slap, your cultivation will be completely ruined.”
DanTian was the place where the Spiritual Energy gathered inside one’s body and was also the key to human’s Tao cultivation. Once the DanTian got damaged, to a small degree it would descend one’s cultivation level; and to a large degree one would lose all his Spiritual Energy and become a good-for-nothing who was even inferior to a mortal.
Seeing fierce light crossing Jiang Yun’s eyes and feeling the palm on his DanTian which seemed to be hotter and hotter, the stocky man was scared and shouted, “O..OK, I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you whatever you want to know!”
The stocky man was not strong-willed and now he was totally freaked out. Jiang Yun said nothing, while he took the initiative in telling all about Lu XiaoYu.
In the stocky man’s narration, Jiang Yun’s face became more and more gloomy. When the man finished, Jiang Yun’s mind was weighed down with anxiety and his eyes showed strong anger.
The whole story was quite short.
For some certain reasons, though Lu XiaoYu had only passed through one test and become a factotum disciple, she had attracted the attention of an Elder of the Hundreds Beasts Peak. It was heard that as long as Lu XiaoYu could pass the retest successfully, she would be accepted as his disciple. And that meant that she would become an inner disciple directly.
Although this kind of thing was not common in the Seeking-Tao Sect, it had happened before. So it was not a big deal. At most, others would be envious of Lu XiaoYu.
However, an elder Sister of the Hundreds Beasts Peak had heard of this. It was said that this elder Sister had been the Elder’s intended disciple. But since Lu XiaoYu had appeared, she might not be the chosen one anymore. Therefore, when she had learned the news, it had been conceivable that how angry and unwilling she had been. And that was why the incident of Indigo Light Wolves had happened.
That elder Sister had wanted to take this opportunity to drive Lu XiaoYu out of the sect. But coincidentally, Jiang Yun had helped Lu XiaoYu to solve the trouble.
This of course made that elder Sister become angrier. She had even hated Jiang Yun because of this. And that was why she had asked the outer disciple Xu ChengShan to give Jiang Yun a lesson.
However, they hadn’t expected that they had failed to give Jiang Yun a lesson. Instead, Xu ChengShan’s pet beast had been injured by Jiang Yun! Hence, they were certainly more impossible to let Jiang Yun and Lu XiaoYu off.
However, there was an annual activity called To Cross the Five Peaks, and this year’s activity had been held three months ago. As outer disciples, they of course would not miss this opportunity to become inner disciples. So they had joined this activity together.
However, both of them had failed to pass the test and even gotten some injuries. That was why they hadn’t gotten even with Jiang Yun and Lu XiaoYu during the past half a year.
Since that today was the retest day and as long as Lu XiaoYu passed the retest successfully, she could become the disciple of the Elder, the elder Sister of course was anxious. Therefore, she told Lu XiaoYu a false mission to trick Lu XiaoYu out of the sect.
Knowing the whole thing, Jiang Yun then asked, “What’s the mission the elder Sister asked Lu XiaoYu to finish?”
The stocky man shook his head and said, “I don’t know. Anyway, my Sister’s purpose is to make Lu XiaoYu unable to attend the retest so that to let Lu XiaoYu be driven out of the sect.”
Thinking for a while, Jiang Yun stared at the man coldly and asked, “Are you hiding something?”
“No! Definitely not!” The stocky man hurriedly forced out a tight smile and said, “You know, Brother. My cultivation level is pretty low, and I’m only a factotum disciple. I just took a little benefit from the Elder Sister by tailing Lu XiaoYu. I have never hurt her. I have told you whatever I know.”
“Really, huh? Although XiaoYu is young, she is not stupid. She had no reason to easily believe an Elder Sister who is only an outer disciple!”
The short and fat man blinked his eyes and said, “Well Brother, you know. The gap among the three kinds of disciples is so great that even if factotum disciples don’t believe it, they dare not disobey the orders of the outer disciples!”
This was true. Jiang Yun also understood that if outer disciples forced him to do something and if he was unwilling, he would offend them when he refused directly. That was why Lu XiaoYu, a timid girl, accepted this mission.
But there were still some doubts in Jiang Yun’s mind. Because Liu Xin had made it clear that when Lu XiaoYu had said goodbye to him, she had deliberately asked him to keep it secret so that she could surprise Jiang Yun after she became an outer disciple. From this point of view, it seemed that she hadn’t been forced. Instead, she was willing to perform the task.
Whatever, it was useless to think about all of these now. The most urgent thing was to find Lu XiaoYu as soon as possible and take her back to the sect. To know where Lu XiaoYu had been cheated to, he had to find the Elder Sister or Xu ChengShan.
Looking at Jiang Yun who was in thinking, the stocky man though still smiled, he was sneering in his heart.
A moment later, Jiang Yun looked at the stocky man again and asked, “What is the name of the Elder Sister? Are she and Xu ChengShan on the Hundreds Beasts Peak now?”
Because just now on the square, Jiang Yun didn’t see Xu ChengShan through the crowd and presumed that Elder Sister to be absent as well.
The short and fat man showed a bitter face and said, “I dare not to ask her name. But they should be on the Hundreds Beasts Peak now!”
“Tell me what she looks like!”
“Her appearance?” The stocky man had an idea in a blink, “Brother, are you about to go to the Hundreds Beasts Peak for seeking them? They are outer disciples. Furthermore, it is impossible for you, a factotum disciple, to enter the Hundreds Beasts Peak. Besides, you don’t need to look for them. You should see them soon!”
Jiang Yun frowned, “What do you mean?”
“There will be a small competition after the retest. Each of the Five Peaks will send a few outer disciples to attend it. If I got it right, that Elder Sister and Xu ChengShan should be two of the outer disciples that the Hundreds Beasts Peak sends. And their purpose seems to be to deal with you!”
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