Lin Feng was astonished. He wouldn’t have thought that Meng Qing would suddenly join in.
Uncle Wang was astonished as well and shouted furiously: “You two are working together. However, there is no need to make slanderous accusations. You two are extremely strong. If you want to kill me, just kill me. there is no need to make up reasons.”
“So you want to die that much?” said Lin Feng calmly but filled with indignation because of that shameless old man.
“What other choice do I have? You are treating an old man like me in such a horrible way.” replied the old man.
“Don’t worry, there are enough reasons for you to die.” Said Lin Feng.
Meng Qing started talking and said: “Lin Feng, search him. You might find an item which could be used as evidence, for example, something which would enable several people to communicate even if a long distance separates them.
“Huh?” Lin Feng was stupefied and glanced at Meng Qing. Immediately after, he looked at Uncle Wang again. If Meng Qing was right and Uncle Wang possessed such an item, it would be very clear that he was at the origin of everything that had happened on the journey.
Uncle Wang’s face drastically changed.
“Hehe, I really need to search him.” thought Lin Feng while staring at Uncle Wang and smiling coldly.
“Stop harassing me with your crazy and unfounded ravings! If you want to kill me, just kill me! There is no need to humiliate me like this! I am a weak old man but I don’t deserve to be humiliated like this.” said Uncle Wang.
“You don’t need to try and make everyone think you are a victim. That only makes you even more disgusting. If Lin Feng finds nothing, I will die.” said Meng Qing. She was calm but her words were incredibly sharp.
Lin Feng looked at Meng Qing, smiled and said: “If I find nothing, you kill me. I don’t want you to die, Meng Qing. My life will be enough.”
When Lin Feng finished talking, his silhouette vanished and suddenly appeared in front of Uncle Wang. He then started holding him tightly and moved quickly so that the old man wouldn’t have time to speak.
Lin Feng’ hand moved all over the old man’s body and a short instant after took out a small black pouch. Lin Feng untied it and took a little sealed bottle out of it.
“What do you have to say now?” said Lin Feng while looking at the old man who was shaking. Lin Feng had a teasing expression in his eyes.
Duan Feng and Jing Yun were astonished. They were blankly staring at the old man. They needed an explanation.
“Young master, I have always been close to the members of your family. I used to be close to your grandfather, then I was close to your father and now I am close to you. I have been caring for you since your childhood. Do you remember the love and affection that I shoed you?”
Uncle Wang was looking at Duan Feng with an affectionate and tender expression in his eyes.
“I, of course, remember but….. why?”
Duan Feng hoped that Uncle Wang would give valid arguments but, unfortunately, he didn’t.
“Since you remember, I have nothing to add. If young master wants me to live, I will live, if you want me to die, I will die.”
When Duan Feng heard Uncle Wang, his heart was pounding. He was moved and touched by the old man’s words.
But it wasn’t the same for Lin Feng who felt his heart grow colder and colder. How could the old man be so shameless and that impudent?
“Meng Qing guessed right and we found evidence that you are the traitor. Do you think that a few emotional phrases will be enough to forget everything?” said Lin Feng which made the old man shiver.
“Lin Feng, young man, this affair has nothing to do with you. You don’t need to act like this.” said Uncle Wang.
“Nothing to do with me?” said Lin Feng while taking his long sword out which made Uncle Wang look at him in shock. Lin Feng then added: “Didn’t you say that you wanted to die a moment ago? Now that we have irrefutable facts that you are a traitor, why do you no longer say that you want to die? Do you think that we will let you play as many tricks as you want?”
Uncle Wang could already feel the deadly Qi from Lin Feng’s sword pressed against his body. He was shaking from head to toe with fear. The pressure alone sent shivers down his spine.
“Young master.” said Uncle Wang while looking at Duan Feng who was his last hope at life.
“No need to beg him. Even if he tells me to let you off, I won’t. I will kill you no matter what to avenge all those who have died because of you, especially all these young guards. They will be able to rest in peace when you die. Who cares if you die?”
When Lin Feng finished talking, his long sword stuck down on the old man. Blood splashed through the air and filled it with the scent of death. That old man was an impudent and a shameless liar, how was it possible to let him continue living?
Duan Feng took a deep breath. He looked very sad at the betrayal and death of Old Wang. He turned around and said: “Lin Feng, big brother, I’m sorry for everything.”
“It’s alright. You were just misled by him, that’s all.” said Lin Feng. Lin Feng didn’t blame Duan Feng at all. Duan Feng was still young, only about fourteen years old and Uncle Wang was the closest person to him. Therefore, trusting Uncle Wang was a normal thing for Duan Feng.
“Thank you, Lin Feng. I hope that you will not refuse to continue travelling with me to the Imperial City.” said Duan Feng as if he had already forgotten the events that just occurred but his eyes still revealed his sadness.
They were about to head for the Imperial City together. Only Duan Feng, Jing Yun, Lin Feng and Meng Qing were left. It was the first time that Duan Feng experienced the cruelty which people were capable of.
What scared him the most is that the people who had tried to kill him were troops from the army and thus protectors of the Xue Yue Country.
“Hmmm… no problem.” said Lin Feng while nodding. He then asked to Duan Feng: “Do you still want to continue on your journey and go to the Imperial City?”
“Since we already left, there is no need to escape to another place.” said Duan Feng whose eyes were started to look less heartbroken. Suddenly, his facial expression changed as if he had an epiphany and said: “Lin Feng, big brother, you don’t need to travel with us though.”
“The large road that leads to the Imperial City is filled with all kinds people. We just need to find another road and we should be fine.”
Lin Feng knew what Duan Feng meant and shook his head.
“Hmm, I have looked at the map but I don’t know how many roads lead to the Imperial City. Let me drive the carriage.” Said Jing Yun.
Duan Feng was troubled because of all the things that had just happened but still said worriedly: “Jing Yun, sister, don’t push yourself too hard.”
The four of them moved towards the carriage and Jing Yun drove the carriage while the others sat inside the carriage. Lin Feng and Duan Feng were having a discussion inside the carriage.
“Duan Feng, there is one thing that I would like to ask you.”
“Go ahead and ask me.”
“Uncle Wang accused me of having betrayed the Yun Hai Sect and of being sent by Duan Tian Lang to kill you. What does Duan Tian Lang have to do with you? Why would he want to kill you?”
When Duan Feng heard Lin Feng’s question, he made a wry smile.
“I’m sorry, I may be too inquisitive. You don’t have to answer.” added Lin Feng.
“If I am still alive, it is thanks to you. There is nothing too inquisitive when coming from you.” said Duan Feng while shaking his head. He then said: “It’s just that it is a very complex matter. Family matters are always complicated I guess.”
“My family name is Duan, you already know that. What might be less clear to you is that it is the name which belongs to the Imperial Clan. I am also a member of that clan.”
“But because my grandparents made mistakes, we ended up in the Yun Yang. Nowadays, there is nothing that distinguishes me from the ordinary people in that small town.”
Duan Feng was speaking slowly as he told his story. Lin Feng was calmly listening to him. He was amazed because he would have never thought that Duan Feng was related to the Imperial Clan.
“Lin Feng, did you know that the Duan family are the Imperial Clan at the head of the Xue Yue Country?”
“Yes. They are extremely strong and respected by everyone within the Xue Yue Country.” replied Lin Feng.
“However, I don’t know for how many years the Duan Clan has been at the head of the country and how long they will be able to reign over the country in such a prosperous way.” said Duan Feng.
Lin Feng was surprised. He had never asked himself that question. Reigning over a country and keeping it prosperous was a difficult task but the Duan Clan had been in charge of the country for a long time. It wasn’t possible for them to reign over the country indefinitely but until now, they had always been the strongest clan at the head of the country.
“Spirit!” suddenly shouted Lin Feng. Lin Feng thought of a possibility. The probability to inherit one’s ancestors’ spirit was extremely high so maybe all the members of the Duan clan were extremely strong because of the spirit they inherited.
“That’s right. That’s precisely it, our spirits. More precisely, it’s the blood spirit.” replied Duan Feng while nodding.
“Blood spirit? I’ve never heard of that before.” said Lin Feng surprised. He had never heard about any blood spirit before.
“Lin Feng, brother, the Blood Spirit is as rare as phoenix feathers and unicorn horns. It’s a rarity of rarities. It’s that way in the entire Tian Long Region. It is normal that you have never heard of it.” explained Duan Feng. Even in the vast and almost boundless Tian Long Region, the blood spirit is extremely rare so it was even rarer in the Xue Yue Country, which was only a small country within the region.
“It is said that the possessors of a Blood Spirit are extremely powerful. It is also said that all their energy can circulate freely into their blood system. This kind of ability greatly enhances the cultivation practices of the Blood Spirit possessors. Younger generations almost systematically inherit that spirit but in some cases it becomes weaker through the generations.”
“Systematically inherit a Blood Spirit. How terrifying.” said Lin Feng.
“It is indeed terrifying. I don’t understand all the benefits that come with a Blood Spirit though.” said Duan Feng making a wry smile. He was still too young. His strength was nothing in comparison with adult cultivators within the clan who possessed a Blood Spirit.