Chapter 1493: Merciless Ouyang Qing
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The old man with white hair whom Ouyang Qing called Grandpa Shan was the second elder of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Shan.
Ouyang Qing had grown up with him since he was young. The old man had always treated him as his grandson by blood. His love for Ouyang Qing surpassed the love Ouyang Qing’s father, Ouyang Ba, had for him.
Ouyang Ba had to give half of his love to Ouyang Ruo while Ouyang Shan poured all of his love to Ouyang Qing.
“Qing’er, your father isn’t reckless. Since he trusts the person, it means that the person’s possibly someone from a seventh-rate force,” Ouyang Shan said with a smile while shaking his head.
“Grandpa Shan, you said ‘possibly’. Perhaps he isn’t at all,” Ouyang Qing said, “My father asked him to stay to throw him a feast, but he rejected. He said something about having a plan with n elder. I’m guessing it’s just an excuse.”
Perhaps even Ouyang Qing did not expect that the nonsense that he had spouted about Duan Ling Tian to the old man as part of a verbal attack to happen to be true.
Indeed, it was just Duan Ling Tian’s excuse.
“So, that means he left?” Ouyang Shan asked.
“Yes,” Ouyang Qing confirmed.
“If he’s really coming for the Ouyang Clan for something that he desires, he shouldn’t have rejected your father. So, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with him.”
Just like the saying “wisdom comes with age”, Ouyang Shan was very thorough when it came to this.
“Grandpa Shan, that might be true, but maybe he’s just trying to play hard to get so that we’ll fall for his trap?” Ouyang Qing panicked upon hearing Ouyang Shan say that.
If it were him, he really would not dare to plot anything secretly if he were alone. Moreover, he heard from his sister that the fellow, whose family name was Duan, was not someone to be underestimated. He had killed Yi Yian Xing from the Yi Clan in one blow.
His ability was slightly more powerful than Yi Tian Xing’s.
“That’s actually possible.” Ouyang Qing nodded, deep in thought.
“Grandpa, all we’ll have to do is to observe him at the inn that he’s staying at to find out if there’s something up with him. We’ll find out everything by then. I’d like to see if he really has a plan with his elder or if he was lying!” A cold gleam flashed through Ouyang Qing’s eyes as he plotted.
“Qing’er, you seem to have some kind of rivalry with him, eh?” Ouyang Shan sensed that something was wrong. He had watched Ouyang Qing grow up, so it was only natural that he knew Ouyang Qing’s temper.
“My instinct’s telling me that he’s really plotting something against our Ouyang Clan!” Naturally, Ouyang Qing knew that he had exposed his emotions before Ouyang Shan, so he added immediately, “We can’t let anyone who plots against our Ouyang Clan to live! If he really lied today, there’s no need for him to live in this world after tonight.”
Ouyang Qing had a will to kill in his eyes as he spoke while his face seemed to be covered with a layer of frost.
“Grandpa Shan, follow me to watch him secretly. If his elder doesn’t show up, it would mean that he lied. It would also show that he has impure intentions, so we’ll have to get rid of him if necessary to avoid any trouble in the future!” Ouyang Qing made a slicing gesture across his neck fiercely as he spoke.
“Qing’er, even if he lied, it would only prove that he was unwilling to accept the Clan Leader’s invitation. I don’t think it means he’s plotting against our Ouyang Clan, does it?” Ouyang Shan frowned. “Moreover, it wouldn’t prove that he’s not from a seventh-rate force. There’s a possibility that he rejected the Clan Leader’s invitation even if he’s from a seventh-rate force. Some people really don’t like those kinds of events like large feasts.”
“If we kill him out of nowhere, we’ll definitely offend the force behind him. If he’s really from a seventh-rate force, that would definitely be a disaster to us Ouyang Clan!” Ouyang Shan’s face turned solemn as he spoke.
“Grandpa Shan, I’ve already thought about that. We don’t have to use the entrance when we leave the clan, so our family won’t know we left. Even if he’s dead, nobody would know that it was done by people from our Ouyang Clan,” Ouyang Qing said. It was clear that he had planned this ahead.
Ouyang Qing spoke up again, seeing that Ouyang Shan seemed to still be hesitant, “Grandpa Shan, just like the saying ‘kill the wrong ones rather than letting the right one go’… The vibe that he gives me is dangerous. Such a person would definitely be a risk to us Ouyang Clan in the future as long as he lives.”
Seeing that Ouyang Shan’s frown eased a little after hearing what he said, Ouyang Qing clenched his teeth and knelt on the ground in an instant.
“Qing’er, what are you doing? Get up! Get up now!” Ouyang Shan stood up immediately and tried to help Ouyang Qing up. However, Ouyang Qing refused to budge.
“Grandpa Shan, please believe me this time. Do you want to see the Ouyang Clan being destroyed just like that? You said that you’d like to see me becoming the Clan Leader, but if the Ouyang Clan is destroyed, how could I be a Clan Leader?” Ouyang Qing was emotional as he said that. He kowtowed so hard on the ground that his forehead split open. There was bright, fresh blood flowing out.
At the same time, there was a fleeting flash of slyness in his eyes.
Naturally, Ouyang Shan did not see that as he held his head low.
Even if he did not hold his head low, Ouyang Shan might not have seen that.
“Qing’er, I’ll promise you that.” Seeing Ouyang Qing’s forehead bleeding, Ouyang Shan felt like his heart was being ripped apart by a knife.
He had always focused on Martial Dao his entire life. Apart from the failed relationship that he had gone through when he was young, he had always been alone with no children.
Ouyang Qing’s existence was like a beam of light that lit up his world of darkness. He was no longer alone since then as he had someone that was worth caring and loving for the rest of his life.
For Ouyang Qing, he was willing to do anything, including dying.
Seeing the blood oozing out of Ouyang Qing’s forehead, he no longer had any doubt and agreed to him right away.
However, he regretted at that moment.
Naturally, he did not regret promising Ouyang Qing. He regretted his hesitation. If he had promised Ouyang Qing since the beginning, he would not have kowtowed so hard and his forehead would not have been bleeding.
“Thank you, Grandpa Shan! Thank you!” Although he knew that Ouyang Shan would promise him, Ouyang Qing thanked him pretentiously anyway.
“Grandpa Shan, I’ll prepare two sets of black garbs and masks,” Ouyang Qing said to Ouyang Shan and turned around, ready to leave as soon as he was done speaking.
“I have all the stuff that you mentioned. Wait for a while. I’ll go get them.” Ouyang Shan stopped Ouyang Qing. At the same time, he turned around and walked into his room.
‘Duan, I’ll forget about it if you really have your elder with you. If your elder doesn’t show up, tonight will be the day you die!’ Ouyang Qing had a ferocious gleam that flashed through his eyes as he thought to himself.
He had heard about Duan Ling Tian from his sister.
In reality, he was sure that Duan Ling Tian was from a seventh-rate force. The reason being, only a remarkable, young man from a seventh-rate force might own a Saint Weapon with Three-Star Saint Inscriptions inscribed on it.
“According to Ruo’er, the brat named Duan has a Saint Weapon in his hand with Three-Star Inscriptions inscribed on it. It doesn’t seem like there’s only one Saint Inscription on it.” Ouyang Qing was elated when he thought about this point.
Naturally, the Ouyang Clan’s safety was not the reason why he got Ouyang Shan to help. It was just an excuse.
His goal was to kill Duan Ling Tian and take all of his belongings, including his Saint Weapon inscribed with Three-Star Saint Inscriptions and the precious Dao Talismans he had.
To him, those were definitely huge fortunes that excited him.
Although he was the Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, the Ouyang Clan was just an eighth-rate force. Given the fact that they were one of the best among the eighth-rate forces, they were still incomparable with a seventh-rate force.
Just like in Han River City, their Ouyang Clan would have to survive under the wing of the Nine Sects Alliance.
The reason why they were under the Nine Sects Alliance was that it was an alliance formed from nine seventh-rate forces.
Any seventh-rate force had the ability to end their Ouyang Clan.
In Han River City, besides their Ouyang Clan, even other eighth-rate forces were under the wing of the Nine Sects Alliance.
Although Duan Ling Tian had saved his sister’s life, he did not take that to heart. Saving his sister aside, even if Duan Ling Tian saved his life, he would take away whatever he desired no matter what as long as there was something that he wanted from that person.
Soon, Ouyang Shan came out, having changed into a black garb.
There were another black garb and two grimacing masks in his hand. It could cover a person’s face completely without being recognized as soon as it was put on.
“Grandpa Shan, let’s go!” After changing into the black garb and putting on the mask, Ouyang Qing looked at Ouyang Shan impatiently while feeling excited.
Naturally, Ouyang Shan could not see the thrill on his face since it was covered by the mask.
“Hmm,” Ouyang Shan responded and lifted his arms before leaving his courtyard with Ouyang Qing. They blended into the night.
As the second elder of the Ouyang Clan, it was only natural that Ouyang Shan’s cultivation base to be so powerful.
Along the way, the guards who were keeping watch around the Ouyang Clan did not notice Ouyang Shan and Ouyang Qing’s whereabouts. It was easy for both of them to get to the remote corner of the Ouyang Clan’s Estate. They climbed over the wall and left the grounds.
They disappeared at the end of a secluded alley in Han River City after leaving Ouyang Clan.
Meanwhile, a conversation was happening at the meeting hall of the Ouyang Clan.
“Father, do you think… Is it because I asked him to surrender Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring to me after he killed Yi Tian Xing and took it?” Ouyang Ruo was thinking hard and finally thought of something that could have possibly happened.
“But Elder Ping is from our Ouyang Clan, so it’s fair to ask him to return Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring to me. He’s too petty if that’s really why he rejected me,” Ouyang Ruo scoffed.
“Ruo’er, do you know that you’ve put me in a pickle?” Ouyang Ba forced a smile, finally knowing the reason.
“Elder Ping was killed by Yi Tian Xing. If he had not attacked, not only would Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring become Yi Tian Xing’s, but even your Spatial Ring would too. He killed Yi Tian Xing and saved you, so it’s fair for him to keep Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring. How could you ask him to give it back?” Ouyang Ba shook his head and sighed.