I'm Beloved By All Due To My Investment - Chapter 42
“You Li clan have quite the audacity!”
The black-robed old man couldn’t contain his anger.
Everyone present could see that Chen Youshang had been severely injured and was on the verge of being crippled. How could he, as a representative of the Chen family, not protect Chen Youshang at such a critical moment? The old man could already imagine the situation he would face when he returned to the Chen family.
“Is it also your Chen clan’s right to defame the Xuanyang Sect?”
Li Xun remained calm and indifferent. He continued slowly, “Do you know that just based on Chen Youshang’s words earlier, if I were to report to the elders of my sect, your Chen clan would be completely destroyed within half a month?”
“A brat like you dares to boast in front of me?”
The black-robed old man’s face turned cold, and without any hesitation, he immediately made a move.
Today, Chen Youshang had been thoroughly injured in the hall of the Qin clan.
As an offering of the Chen family, if he didn’t do something, he wouldn’t be able to justify himself no matter what. He couldn’t afford to provoke Qin Tianhai and the hunched old man now.
Only Li Xun, from the younger generation, was someone he could handle.
In his view, Li Xun was only in the late stage of the Spirit Connection Realm, while he was in the early stage of the Profound Core Realm. With such a big difference in cultivation levels, he shouldn’t have a problem dealing with Li Xun and taking care of him?
As long as he severely injured Li Xun, he could bring Chen Youshang back and have an explanation for it.
The black-robed old man’s speed was extremely fast. With a single step, his figure flickered, and he appeared in front of Li Xun. His large hand reached out, and the palm emitted countless rays of light, causing the void to tremble.
Although he appeared old, at this moment, he exuded an astonishing power that made people shudder. His palm quickly enlarged and came crashing down heavily.
“Nephew, be careful!”
Qin Tianhai and Chen Bo both spoke at the same time. They didn’t expect that the offering from the Chen clan would not only fail to leave with Chen Youshang at this critical moment but also dare to make a move against Li Xun. This was simply outrageous, as it seemed like they didn’t even put the entire Qin clan and Chen Bo in their eyes.
This was the hall of the Qin clan.
Aren’t they afraid of death?
Qin Tianhai and Chen Bo joined forces, wanting to stop the black-robed old man, but they were too late. They had never anticipated such a situation.
As they watched, the palm was about to hit Li Xun completely.
At this moment.
Li Xun raised his head, still unperturbed, but a white phantom suddenly stood up from him and attacked in mid-air.
The phantom turned into a finger sword, and true essence surged. A beam of light shot out, arriving before the palm and directly pierced into the chest of the black-robed old man.
The old man was greatly alarmed. He hadn’t had time to react, and a sharp pain struck him. Then, his body flew uncontrollably backward, smashing several sets of tables and chairs in succession.
He barely managed to stop his figure.
“A body-splitting technique?”
The black-robed old man’s chest heaved, and blood gushed out. He now had a deep wound that exposed his bones, and the most formidable true essence, rigid and scorching, lingered around the edge of the wound.
Every moment, it made his injuries more severe.
At this moment, the old man didn’t have time to care about his injuries.
But instead, his gaze was fixed on Li Xun, who seemed like he hadn’t moved at all, with an expression of disbelief in his eyes.
He couldn’t fathom how a late-stage Spirit Connection Realm young man could instantly inflict such serious injuries on him.
Beside them, Qin Tianhai and Chen Bo were also exchanging puzzled glances.
For a moment, they couldn’t react.
A formidable expert in the Profound Core Realm, who was also the offering of the Chen clan, couldn’t even match Li Xun?
Could this person be too weak?
This idea was quickly rejected by both of them. If the black-robed old man was too weak, there was no way he would have become the offering of the Chen clan in the first place.
Since it wasn’t that the old man was too weak, there was only one possibility.
Li Xun was too strong!
The attack just now, though simple, was executed at an incredible speed!
While it might have deceived the black-robed old man, Qin Tianhai and Chen Bo could see that it was an exceptional display of speed. Due to its astonishing swiftness, it gave the illusion that Li Xun was proficient in body-splitting techniques.
“This must be at least a ground-level body movement technique, right?”
“Estimating from this, it’s likely that Li Xun’s proficiency in it has surpassed the ‘small accomplishment’ level…”
Qin Tianhai was shocked at this thought.
A young genius with outstanding strength, who had even obtained a ground-level technique and was able to challenge opponents above his realm—no matter how one looked at it, it was a tremendous stroke of luck for the Qin clan!
“Uncle Qin, how do you plan to deal with these two troublemakers in the Qin clan?” Li Xun’s voice brought Qin Tianhai back to reality.
He immediately reacted and said solemnly, “You reminded me well.”
Qin Tianhai yelled again.
Immediately, several servants rushed in from outside the hall, bowing respectfully and asking, “What are your orders, Clan Leader?”
“Disable the cultivation of these two and then lock them up in the dungeon. I will personally visit the Chen clan in the future and see what they have to say. How dare they act so recklessly in my Qin clan!”
No matter what happened before, this moral high ground had to be established first.
Qin Tianhai was not a fool. He couldn’t let others catch him off guard first. Now, he firmly declared that it was Chen Youshang and the black-robed old man who had acted recklessly.
Even if the Chen clan wanted to retaliate, they had to swallow this grievance first.
Watching the black-robed old man and Chen Youshang being dragged away, Qin Tianhai put on an apologetic smile and said awkwardly, “Today’s events must have been amusing for nephew Li. However, rest assured, I will handle this matter properly and won’t let nephew Li be troubled in the process.”
Chen Youshang had been crippled by Chen Bo, and the black-robed old man had been injured by Li Xun. As expected, the Chen clan would inevitably cause trouble for the Qin clan.
Moreover, when Li Xun left Fallen Leaf City, the Chen clan would probably send someone to ambush him on the way.
Qin Tianhai’s job was to stop all of this.
“A mere Chen clan is nothing.”
Li Xun chuckled lightly.
It seemed like he didn’t care about what had just happened. In reality, he indeed didn’t care. He had the backing of both the Xuanyang Sect and the Li clan.
With the combined power of these two forces, while it might not make him unrivaled in the entire world, within a radius of several hundred thousand miles, his background was unparalleled.”
“Oh, right, Uncle Qin…” Li Xun seemed to remember something and spoke again, “I have heard that Miss Qin Xueyi is virtuous, kind-hearted, and both beautiful and talented. Today, under the command of my parents, I am here to present the betrothal gift.”
“I hope Uncle Qin will give his blessing.”
As he spoke, Chen Lao stepped forward and presented a tray with a storage ring on it to Qin Tianhai.
“Haha!” Qin Tianhai laughed heartily and replied, “The Qin and Li families have been close for generations. There is no need for such formalities.”
“It’s only appropriate,” Li Xun responded.
“Very well, then I shall accept it,” Qin Tianhai nodded, no longer declining. He understood that some formalities were necessary.
With the betrothal gift presented, this engagement was now officially set. The next step would be to exchange the marriage letters, which was not something Li Xun could decide; it required the approval of the elders from both sides.
In his previous life, the engagement between Li Xun and Qin Xueyi failed because they didn’t exchange the marriage letters, resulting in the wedding never taking place. Over time, as Qin Xueyi’s strength grew stronger, the engagement was ultimately shelved.
After some more pleasantries, Qin Tianhai arranged for Li Xun to stay at the Qin residence for the time being.
This arrangement suited Li Xun’s wishes perfectly. He had been worrying about finding the blue figure investor, but now that he could stay in the Qin residence, he could take his time and search more calmly. At least there was no need to rush.