Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 217 Clan Conference, Nightmare Begins!
At this point in time, Mo Qing Wu’s little body was curled up into a ball as she wailed nonstop in his room. Her little mouth pouted sullenly as she did not dare to make too much noise. She could only cry in her heart: “Brother Chu Yang, I am so pitiful, they are all picking on me. Please come quickly, please … Hoo hoo hoo…”
During the past few days, Mo Qing Wu was sensitive enough to feel that even her own maid’s attitude toward her had changed drastically.
Each time she saw her mother, her mother would hold her and grief together helplessly. Mo Qing Wu had this foreboding feeling and could sense that something bad had happened to her. However, she could not do anything and she could only watch fearfully as these changes gradually begin to occur. It seemed that the only thing that could make her feel safe was the saber Brother Chu Yang had given her.
The clan conference of the Mo clan finally began. When Mo Tian Ji walked into the great hall, his heart immediately sank.
Dense incense smoke lingered in the hall. Ancestral tablets were brought out and placed neatly on the altar above. Their father, Mo Xing Chen looked solemn as he sat in his chair motionlessly.
On two sides were eight chairs where each one was occupied. Some people had peppered hair, some people had white hair, and some people had young faces with black hair. Despite the differences in their hair color, Mo Tian Ji knew that the age of these people was not far off from each other. Nothing could be determined just based on their looks.
There were the eight elders of the Mo clan. There were two middle-aged men that were sitting nearest to their father. In reality, they were two elders with the highest cultivation levels and were the greatest hope of the clan.
Big Brother Mo Tian Yun was clad in an outfit as white as snow and he sat on the left.
Facing him was one vacant seat. There was no doubt that that was Mo Tian Ji’s seat. Below the two of them were seven or eight more chairs. Sitting in every one of them was a crucial martial expert in the Mo clan.
Everyone was solemn. The whole atmosphere was so sultry and suffocating that you could hear a pin drop.
Mo Tian Ji’s heart sank even deeper when he saw that even the ancestral tables were invited! It was evident that an important decision was about to be handed down. This decision was most probably related to Mo Qing Wu. Little sister was still absent from the scene.
Mo Tian Ji silently walked in. His back was as straight as a plank of wood and his eyes were calm as he turned to look at his father. He wanted to find a hint of warmth for his little sister on his father’s noble face.
However, Mo Tian Ji faced disappointment instead. Mo Xing Chen’s face did not show any emotion. When his eyes met with his son’s, a trace of sadness showed for the slightest moment.
Mo Tian Ji sensed the sadness and he immediately halted. Standing in front of his seat, he slowly turned and faced Mo Tian Yun, the two closest blood relations to him and his little sister.
A slight hint of happiness flashed in Mo Tian Yun’s eyes. On the other hand, all Mo Tian Ji’s eyes displayed was a ray of iciness. Mo Tian Ji thought to himself, “Since you are inhumane, don’t blame me for using underhand methods!”
Mo Tian Ji kept silent and slowly sat down in his seat.
In the entire great hall, only Mo Tian Ji and Mo Tian Yun were in white clothing. As the two sat facing each other, their faces looked calm and composed, but the moment Mo Tian Ji took his seat, everyone in the room could clearly sense a competitiveness rising from these two brothers.
“We are congregating here today because we have to announce a matter of great importance.” Mo Xing Chen’s beard flew off even though there was no wind. His lips slightly quivered in fear and he called out in a low voice, “Please bring Mo Qing Wu in!”
Mo Tian Ji’s pupils constricted as he did not expect that things would get so serious.
Outside the door, an apprehensive Mo Qing Wu was escorted in by two old nursemaids. Her little face was as white as a sheet paper. She hugged a shabby looking saber close to her chest as if it was her only consolation.
Just like that, she was made to stand alone in the middle of the great and vast hall. She looked pitifully at her father and then turned around looking fearful. In the end, her distressed gaze fell onto the face of her second brother. Her little lips quivered like a little sapling in the wind.
Mo Tian Ji grimaced in pain as he felt a wrench in his heart. He could no longer bear to look at his little sister’s crestfallen look on her face and dismally lowered his gaze in regret.
Tears immediately trickled down Mo Qing Wu’s cheeks. Her gaze remained fixated on Mo Tian Ji for a short while and she finally dropped her head after a while. When Mo Tian Ji decided to say something, he discovered that his sister had lowered her head, and her soft hair was covering her face.
Mo Tian Ji did not know that he had made a grave mistake. He lowered his gaze earlier on as he could not bear to look at his pitiful sister. It was not because he did not want to help her. However, this was Mo Qing Wu’s most vulnerable moment as she knew that she was about to face her fate.
Mo Tian Ji’s single action had completely destroyed the tiny bit of hope that Mo Qing Wu still had in her heart. For a very while, this made Mo Qing Wu stubbornly believe that no one else was good to her except her mother! She thought to herself, “Even my second brother, who is so close to me, is not willing to help me. Why is that so?” This memory would definitely be ingrained in Mo Qing Wu’s heart for a long time.
If Mo Tian Ji had known that Mo Qing Wu had this misunderstanding, he would have immediately held his sister in his arm even if it meant his death. Unfortunately, he was clueless at that point in time.
Mo Qing Wu kept her head down and stared at the saber in front of her as if Chu Yang’s warmth was still there.
She did not even hear what the others were saying. Mo Xing Chen exhaled heavily and said, “When members of the Mo clan went for training, Mo Qing Wu was still immature and incompetent. He should not have gone with them! A tragedy has occurred due to his negligence and folly!”
In the room, everyone sat up straight and listened intently without saying a word.
“The Hei Mo clan ambushed resulted in Mo Qing Wu to be severely injured. The Hei Mo Sword King brought a serious consequence upon himself with just this one move!” Mo Xing Chen sighed heavily again and said, “Mo Qing Wu’s Three Yin Meridian has been completely destroyed!”
There was no doubt that this was the unified consensus from all of the Mo Clan’s elders.
In the great hall, everyone started whispering to one another upon eavesdropping on their conversation. In fact, many people had already learned of this fact but there were some who were still in the dark and clueless about what had occurred.
“In Middle Three Heavens, the strong survive and the weak perish. Only with force will you rise and continue to live. Our Mo clan has established this fact with martial arts. Based on this philosophy, we deeply value the competition between our younger generations. Although this might seem somewhat brutal, only in such conditions and competitions can we ensure the growth and long-lasting affluence of our Mo clan!”
Mo Xing Chen’s voice was stern “Hence, for those talented disciples, regardless of male or female, our clan will nurture them with all of our available resources! We are willing to spare any cost for them to increase their strength!”
“Mo Qing Wu had Three Yin Meridian and that was highly valued by the entire clan! She had the first priority when it came to all cultivation resources. Whether it was eating or sleeping, she had it better than the rest of her friends! Our clan had paid such a hefty price for seven years!” Mo Xing Chen’s voice grew a little hoarse and low as he said, “However now, look what happened! Mo Qing Wu’s Three Yin Meridian was destroyed and we have no choice but to remove Mo Qing Wu from her current status and position.”
“We will definitely take revenge on the Hei Mo clan! However since her Three Yin Meridian was destroyed, the highest achievement she could ever reach in her life would be only the Revered level! Technically, if we were to use any more resources, it would just be a waste.”
Mo Xing Chen closed his two eyes as he felt very indignant for his daughter. Hw turned to look at his daughter and at that instant, a pang of sadness hit him. He could not bear to witness his daughter being stripped of her title. Despite all that, he knew he had no choice but to go with what was decided by the elders. He let begrudgingly said, “The clan and the elders had discussed and decided…”
“Wait!” Mo Tian Ji calmly raised his hand and stopped him in his tracks, “Father, let me speak my thoughts towards this issue!”
“What is so important that it allowed you to interrupt Father’s announcement?” Mo Tian Yun spoke softly but steadily from the opposite side, “Second brother, I am begging you. We are in a clan conference and more importantly, we are standing in front of the ancestral tablets. Please think before you say anything! Remember that we have to uphold our father’s dignity!”
“Mo Tian Yun, you are really very evil!” At this moment, Mo Tian Ji had lost all faith in his brother. Mo Tian Yun’s unhurried statement had pushed him further into the grave that he dug for himself. Fortunately, these words also gave Mo Tian Yun the winning edge. No matter what Mo Tian Ji said now, there would definitely be prejudice against him.
“What is it? Speak.” Mo Xing Chen’s face became stern and somber.
“There is still a way to salvage the situation! Little sister’s injury might be recoverable! ” Mo Tian Ji said, “In Lower Three Heavens, I once met a peculiar person. He said that he could gather enough herbal medical supplies that strong enough to heal little sister’s Three Yin Meridian in just a year’s time! I swear on this with my life that this is not a lie”
“Strange person in Lower Three Heavens?” Mo Xing Chen sounded like he had full of doubts about what Mo Tian Ji just said. In the great hall, it was seen that quite a few people smiled dismally to themselves.
“It should be a known fact to all that I made a trip to Upper Three Heavens with two elders these past few days.” Mo Xing Chen said impatiently. He was annoyed at his son as he felt that he was spouting nonsense! “We found a saintly doctor. The moment he heard that her Three Yin Meridian was damaged, he immediately returned all of our gifts!”
Saintly doctor! He was the most exemplary doctor in Upper Three Heavens. His medicinal skills were extraordinary, but he had a strange rule of seeing only one patient a day. Hence, it would be no surprise that Saintly Medicine Valley was always as crowded and packed as a festival ground!
Everyone’s expression changed! They were even a little surprised that the clan’s leader even bothered to search for the saintly doctor just because of his daughter’s injury. What price did they have to pay for this?
Everyone understood what it meant when the saintly doctor returned their gifts. The saintly doctor knew that it was beyond his help when it came to a grave injury like this! Almost everyone in the room felt that it was definitely impossible for an unknown person to treat little sister when the well-known saint doctor could not even cure her himself.
Mo Xing Chen thought to himself, “It’s already crossing the line that you are spouting gibberish. I cannot understand why you had to you risk your own life as a guarantee for something this foolish, that was just being very naive!” This annoyed Mo Xing Chen terribly and it was evident that he was in a foul mood.
“I know that this is difficult for you all to believe especially you, Father… However, please believe me just this once!” Mo Tian Ji pleaded his Father profusely and spoke with utter determination.
Despite all that, Mo Xing Chen remained pensive and contemplated on Mo Tian Ji’s words.
“Haha, Second brother, every one of us was worried sick about little sister’s injury. Everyone is emotionally tortured by this. What makes you think that you are the only one that is concerned?” Mo Tian Yun sighed emotionally, “The truth lies right there before us! The saintly doctor has no way of curing little sister and you say that there is a doctor in Lower Three Heavens that can? Second brother, this is a very serious conference. I feel that you should not try to stir any trouble anymore!”
Mo Tian Ji’s handsome face was instantly flushed red! At this moment, what little brotherly love he had left in his heart disappeared into thin air completely! He hated the fact that he could not strangle Mo Tian Yun to death at that very moment. He was far too malicious towards his own younger brother and sister! Mo Tian Ji was in disbelief as he did not expect Mo Tian Yun to make such a move.
“That’s enough. Stop right there, you don’t need to say anything else.” Mo Xing Chen yelled. Mo Tian Ji was about to speak, but an elder in a black robe sitting above slowly opened his eyes and stared at Mo Tian Ji, “Tian Ji, one more word here, and you will also lose your position!”
Mo Tian Ji held back his anger and he could feel his chest bursting with anger. He had never felt so enraged in his entire life.