Chapter 9: Losing Face
“Your servant wants to strip Liu’er naked. Today, I’ll strip you naked and throw you out in the streets!”
As Ye Xuan finished speaking, he grabbed onto Chen Song’s legs with one hand, his grip ever so tight, and dragged Chen Song to the side of the window as Ye Kai bore witness to the scene.
“Ye Xuan, don’t do anything rash! Do you want our Ye Clan to fight with the Chen Clan?” Ye Kai warned Ye Xuan anxiously.
Were Ye Xuan to throw the naked Chen Song onto the streets, the Ye and Chen Clan would surely start a never-ending dispute. After all, this was related to their reputation and face.
If such a thing happened, how then would Chen Song establish himself in Cloud Merge City in the near future?
The latter had been beaten black and blue by Ye Xuan. He was in a daze, unable to resist so he could only threaten Ye Xuan. “Ye Xuan, don’t do anything stupid! If you dare throw me don, my father will kill you! Definitely!”
Chen Song had some slight status within the Chen Clan. His father was the younger brother of the Chen Clan’s Patriarch. Not to mention, the strength of Chen Song’s father was at the sixth stage of the Martial Dao.
But Ye Xuan cared not for it. He was not afraid!
At this moment, Ye Xuan lifted Chen Song’s upper body out of the window. So long as he loosens his grip, he’d fall, his body revealing and without clothing. Chen Song trembled nonstop. He could no longer bother to cover up his naked body as he tightly grabbed onto Ye Xuan’s arms with one hand, albeit embarrassingly.
On the main street, many people walked around minding their own business. Some began noticing the commotion inside Drunken House’s second floor and immediately began crowding around the front entrance.
“Look, look! Someone’s naked!”
“Eh? Why do I feel like I’ve seen that naked young man before?”
“Isn’t he the Chen Clan’s young master, Chen Song? He often eats inside Drunken House.”
“What? Chen Song? Who was it that had the guts to take off all his clothes and hang him outside the window?”
The streets boiled with heated gossips. At least a hundred or so crowds stopped what they were doing to watch the scene. Chen Song was now famous within the city whether he wanted it or not.
“Don’t let go, don’t let go! It’s not too late to pull me back!” Chen Song glanced down below. He was not afraid of falling. After all, he was at the fourth stage of the Martial Dao. If he’s to fall four to five meters down, he’d only walk away with slight injuries.
What he was afraid of instead was humiliation.
“Hehe, it’s too late!” Ye Xuan relished in Chen Song’s suffering while revealing a sly smile. Slowly, he pulled Chen Song back inside.
Chen Song was thrilled, but in the next moment, he fell into an utter abyss of despair. Ye Xuan’s foot kicked his chest!
Chen Song’s jaw dropped. He thought with all his heart Ye Xuan had enough and tried to pull him back. He did not expect he’d kick his chest instead.
“Ye Xuan, you’re courting death!” Chen Song screeched loudly as he flew away.
Not long after, Chen Song’s smooth body fiercely smashed onto the ground. The colossal impact caused him to spurt out a mouthful of blood.
However, what is a physical injure compared to a mental one?
The current him just so happened to land in front of the crowd.
After falling, his consciousness blurred. In addition to the injuries incurred, he had not the slightest energy to recover his strength; thus, he was seen clearly by the crowd huddled around him, unable to escape.
A few who watched Chen Song from the sidelines let out a sharp scream seeing his skin a porcelain white, skin as fair as a woman’s jade-like skin.
Chen Song knew that his name had spread throughout the entire Cloud Merge City, but what he did not know was that it was more resounding and talked about as Ye Xuan’s.
“It’s over… It’s over… the Ye and Chen Clan are going to war. Ye Xuan stripped of Chen Song’s dignity. The two clans are going to fight this time!”
“What the heck is going on? Was it not said that Ye Xuan angered the heavens and punished him by crippling his dantian?”
“That is fake news. How can a cripple lift Chen Song and send him flying away with a kick?
“That’s not right either. I heard that this Chen Song is in the fourth middle stage of the Martial Dao. It is also said that he’ll soon break through the peak stage.”
“Impossible! This Chen Song is one of the Chen Clan’s four prodigies. How can he be a paper tiger?”
Note: Paper tiger is a literal English translation of the Chinese phrase zhilaohu (纸老虎／紙老虎). The term refers to something that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge.
As the onlookers discussed amongst one another in hushed voice, another voice resounded from the sky above. Soon, another figure descended from the sky, his body landing on the ground painfully.
However, this time, it was a fully clothed person.
This person smashed onto the side of Chen Song who was in a daze.
“Hey, isn’t this the Ye Clan’s Ye Kai?”
“Good heavens! What’s going on with Ye Xuan? Not only did he beat up the Chen Clan’s Chen Song, he even beat Ye Kai, a member of his own clan!”
“Weird. Are not the Ye and Chen Clan foes? How come Ye Kai mixed himself in with Chen Song?”
The surrounding crowd grew more curious. They began discussing theories one after another. It was hot gossip.
However, things weren’t over yet. After Chen Song and Ye Kai’s fall, another figure rushed out of the second floor. But this time, this figure did not fall flat on the ground; instead, he landed gently on both feet.
This figure was Ye Xuan who’d just recently thrown out Chen Song and Ye Kai.
“If you commit an unforgivable sin, might as well commit suicide!” Ye Xuan snorted, then left without looking back.
“It really is Ye Xuan!” Exclaimed a stranger from amongst the crowd who recognized him.
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After leaving Drunken House, Ye Xuan headed straight home. He knew the events that occured today would lose control. He knew what the end results would turn into, but he had no regrets.
Liu’er was not only his servant, but also like his own sister. How could he bear to see his sister bullied while he does nothing?
However, he did gain benefits while face slapping Chen Song. The Chen Clan raised Chen Song meticulously. Surely he’d have many good things hidden in his body, and sure enough, as he stripped him bare, Ye Xuan plundered from Chen Song a sword and a bottle of filled with pellets. Ye Kai was no better. Ye Xuan looted all his treasures.
Immediately, Ye Xuan walked towards the small alley and carefully sized up the two treasured swords.
“Not bad, not bad. These two swords seem to be low-grade mortal weapons. I wonder how much my cultivation will rise after devouring these.”
As Ye Xuan thought about, he then swallowed Che Song’s treasure sword.
The sword was a good time, at least worth a hundred thousand silver. It’d surely give rise to Ye Xuan’s cultivation level.
“I never thought that I’d be able to swallow a sword in one go.”
Ye Xuan shook his head helplessly. He had no idea that from today onwards, he would be devouring and swallowing others weapons while fighting.
Future Ye Xuan: “Don’t provoke, or else I’ll devour your divine sword!”
After swallowing the sword, Ye Xuan shifted his attention to the three bottles of Dan. These three bottles were extremely valuable and cost at least two hundred silvers.
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To Be Continued…
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