Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 24 Finding Joy In Helping Others
“Ah, thinking about Elder Martial Brother Li Jian Yin’s incident the other day, it made all three of us very sad,” Chu Yang said sorrowfully shaking his head. “Therefore, with everyone here today, our eldest martial brother did not fight back and let your people vent your anger. This was a way of giving you justice.”
With regret, he said, “But as human beings, we couldn’t let you go overboard. You should not have created trouble at Purple Bamboo Garden like that. Let me ask you, did you pause to consider Purple Bamboo Garden’s reputation at all? We are all brothers and sisters from the same sect; just as a rose and leaves are of the same root, why did you seek to tarnish our reputation like this?”
Chu Yang frowned, “You hit people… that’s okay, but time and time again, you keep wanting to make yourselves out to be the victim. You…! How can you be so shameless?”
As these words were spoken, almost everyone was so furious that they wanted to cough up blood. In the bamboo forest, the three people who were watching secretly also felt as though their brains were scrambled.
How can there be such shameless people? They already have the upper hand and yet still cry out in pity.
“Don’t you see? I won easily with just a little bit of my abilities, so you can imagine Eldest Martial Brother Shi Qian Shan’s abilities. Compared to me, he is many times stronger!”
Full of anguish, Chu Yang said, “Eldest Martial Brother’s martial cultivation is far greater than all of you, yet he did not fight back and let you hit him as you pleased. What else do you want? Do you need to kill someone in order to vent your anger?”
Hearing that, Liu Yun Yan’s group of people turned around and looked at the unconscious Shi Qian Shan, feeling a little uncomfortable.
That’s right if the junior martial brother’s abilities were already that incredible, then Shi Qian Shan who was the eldest martial brother must be so much more…
How could he possibly be a weak guy?
It seemed that at the next ranking competition for the sect’s eldest martial brother position, Shi Qian Shan is going to be a likely contender.
“Today, you have hurt us, but we still did you a favor. Even though we suffered, but we are not the ungrateful people. Furthermore, we are disciples of the same sect; there are no reasons to quarrel. Let us call this even…” With generosity and leniency, Chu Yang continued, “Out of respect for Second Elder Martial Uncle, I will not pursue this matter any further.”
Liu Yun Yan’s people felt their head spinning. They were so confused that they could barely breathe and almost fainted on the spot. You beat someone to a bloody pulp, barely alive. And you say that you’re going to let us go? Further still, you used that tone you used and claiming to be doing so out generosity and respect…
“Of course, if all of you elder martial brothers also want my help, I will not refuse. I believe in finding happiness through helping others is a virtue. Therefore, I steadfastly remember all the teachings of the sect.” Chu Yang smiled in embarrassment. “Even though the things I have said seem boastful, yet it is true that this is the type of person I am. Always finding happiness in helping others. It has become a habit for me, helping those in need, rescuing those in danger, especially when it comes to brothers and sisters from the sect. After all, we are all members of the same family. Yes, even if heads must drop and the blood must flow, we must help each other wholeheartedly.”
Liu Yun Yan looked at Qu Ping still sprawling in the yard and shuddered. This is what you call helping others? Help, motherf*cker, we are not fools!
The gazes of the others were focused on Liu Yun Yan. They were waiting for his cue, but Liu Yun Yan was put between a rock and a hard place. Even though he was ranked number ten and his martial strength was much higher than Qu Ping, after seeing Chu Yang in action, he knew that he absolutely did not want to be Chu Yang’s opponent!
With such monstrous techniques, even he would have suffered from those attacks!
If he attacked and somehow unfortunately lost at the hands of Chu Yang, it would be devastating to Locking Clouds Peak!
This would have been a responsibility that he could not bear.
“Chu Yang, you are good! This matter stops here today!”
Liu Yun Yan paused for a moment, then quickly said, “If the mountain won’t move, then the water will. The Ranking Competition for the sect’s eighth generation will start soon; at that time Locking Clouds Peak will have a chance to face off with Purple Bamboo Garden. At that time, we will have a chance to end it once and for all in front of the whole sect.”
The seven others then carried Qu Ping and moved back from the direction they came from. Before going, they turned to look at Chu Yang once more; their hearts were filled with fear, jealousy… and a multitude of other feelings.
Being from the same sect, who would dare to seriously harm another disciple? Even when they punished Shi Qian Shan, they had restraint. They did not hit him in any vital areas, they only wanted to break a few bones so he would suffer and repent.
However, Chu Yang, on his first move, he had pierced Qu Ping’s both arms and legs. No one would dare use such cruel methods.
Chu Yang watched as the seven slowly faded away into the distance. His countenance was pensive and serious.
Chu Yang was completely victorious, and that was indeed indisputable!
However, no one knew that from this battle, Chu Yang had realized his own weakness.
This battle, in terms of experience, there was nothing worth mentioning. Chu Yang’s skills and experience were a few decades more than that of Qu Ping’s. Therefore, each time the opponent started an attack, he was able to predict their movements and devise countermeasures. Hence he had an absolute advantage!
Chu Yang had always thought that even though their martial strengths were higher than his, but with his experience and skills, beating them would have been without any difficulty.
However, this battle had taught him that he was wrong!
Experience and skill did not mean everything. When an enraged Qu Ping went straight for him, Chu Yang knew that he only needed to use one finger to push on the sword tip, to send the sword sideways. This, however, would have placed Qu Ping in an extremely precarious condition. After that, he only needed one strong move to crush Qu Ping’s dantian!
In fact, he did just so. Only, when his finger touched the sword, it could not push the sword away. He even went as far as using his arm, and all of his might; yet he couldn’t do anything!
Qu Ping was a second-grade martial warrior, compared to a third-grade martial pupil, he was much stronger. With this kind of monstrous martial strength, no matter what strategy he used, Chu Yang was not Qu Ping’s opponent!
Out of necessity, Chu Yang had to use his sword! Because merely fighting with fists, Chu Yang did not have any ability to cause injury to his opponent.
To the spectators, Chu Yang’s use of Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique seemed flexible and effortless, but no one knew the amount of pressure involved with each movement!
In fact, even Qu Ping did not know that within that brief period, how many times Chu Yang had to rethink his tactics and change his attack. He should actually be proud of the fact that he had forced Chu Yang to use his sword.
Even after drawing his sword, Chu Yang did not dare to hesitate. If he hesitated, the enemy would have counter attacked in full force! Then, Chu Yang would not have been able to defend himself because he had nothing else after executing his sword technique.
Fleeting Snow Cloud Movement Technique, once cultivated completely, would prevent anyone from being able to attack you. But when attacking others, a weakness would appear! Even though Qu Ping did not catch that flaw, that does not mean others wouldn’t!
Defensively, it was absolutely flawless. But avoidance was far from victorious, and attacking was the only means of winning. However, the perfection of the technique would be lost during an attack and would hence surely show its flaw.
Everything is interconnected! When you attack the weakness of your opponent, your weakness would naturally be shown to him!
Chu Yang was full of thought when he was struck by an epiphany. His eyes suddenly glimmered with a light.
Strength! Strength is essential!
Shrewdness and experience would only work with opponents of the same or lesser level. However, in the face of a powerful opponent, tricks and experience would be considered mere child’s play.
Strength was the thing that Chu Yang currently lacked most.
Tan Tan, who was stood at the side, stunned, yelled out enthusiastically, “Chu Yang! You are very… very handsome… very outstanding…”
After thinking for a moment, he added, “Of course, compared to me, you are still a little less…Handsome…haha”
Chu Yang nodded, “Tan Tan, starting tomorrow, every morning, you and I will cultivate together. I hope that one day, I will be as handsome as you!”
Tan Tan’s face immediately became downcast. Then he laughingly said, “Elder martial brother… then it is possible for you to be more handsome than me?”
Chu Yang smiled and said, “Tan Tan, you see, currently Beyond the Heavens Sect is filled with people who bully the weak and fear the strong, who dare do things and yet are afraid not admit having done it. It is almost time for the Ranking Competition and these people will be the ones to inherit Beyond the Heavens Sect in the future.”
Chu Yang’s voice was slightly loud as if he was speaking for someone else to hear. There was an air of mockery in his voice as he continued, “The burden of Beyond the Heavens Sect will sooner or later fall on these people, but how could people like them take care of beyond the heavens sect? I fear that they would more likely become the cause of the destruction of the sect! Tan Tan, I hope you can become even stronger and be able to protect yourself. So people who have sacrificed their lives for you will not be in vain.”