Dongfang Yan scoffed coldly as she raised her red whip and placed her serious face in front of Gu Ruoyun's way. She arrogantly raised her chin, "I don't care what kind of person you are! Seeing as I'm the General of the Dongfang City and a member of the Dongfang Family, I have the right to punish you! You are not to blame for this, the blame lies solely the fact that you've entered the Dongfang Family's forbidden strip. Furthermore, I've caught you in the act. So this General shall offer you a piece of advice, obediently allow your hands to be tied and await capture to avoid suffering physical torment."
Gu Ruoyun squinted her eyes slightly and raised her lips into a half smile, "What if... I won't?"
"Then do not blame me for being discourteous!"
The red whip was flung towards Gu Ruoyun. Her attack was cruel and she cracked her whip with the intention to harm the young girl. If that whip hits her, even if she didn't end up dead, she would probably be crippled.
Gu Ruoyun's gaze darkened and she spoke coldly, "Do the members of the Dongfang Family normally use public office to avenge private wrongs? If that's the case, then I'm going to teach you a lesson in that old fart's place..."
A burst of flames rose from Gu Ruoyun's body and rapidly advanced towards Dongfang Yan.
Dongfang Yan panicked for a moment. She never thought that this woman would dare show such open defiance in the Dongfang Family's territory! After all, in Dongfang City, aside from the Young Master and the Mistress, the law enforcement team holds a highly esteemed position. Which was why sometimes she would not even give face to the Young Master.
How many years has it been?
How many years has it been since someone had dared to defy an arrest from the law enforcement team? Even if this woman was with the Young Master, she must die here, today!
Just as she thought of this, Dongfang Yan leaned to one side and avoided the surprise flaming attack.
Just as she was about to make her move, a snow-white figure suddenly appeared at the foot of the mountain. The flames which she had managed to successfully avoid unfortunately fell onto the person's white robes, burning them.
Dongfang Yan stared blankly while Lin Shao was beyond shocked. Even Gu Ruoyun could not help but blink and stared in astonishment at the old man who had appeared without warning...
"Who, who is responsible for burning the Master of this house?"
A furious roar rang aloud from the blazing flames as a gray-haired and haggard-looking old man, who looked like he had just been struck by lightning, staggered out to the front of the group.
At this moment, the old man's eyes were burning with the flames of fury as he gritted his teeth and glared at everyone present.
"Can anyone explain who was responsible for lighting that fire?"
The flabbergasted Dongfang Yan immediately regained her senses upon hearing that voice and hurriedly explained, "Reporting to the Master of the house, it was that woman who lit the flames."
Damned girl, she thought, were you not acting haughty just a moment ago? This time, you've brought a calamity bigger than the sky upon yourself. Even if the Young Master were to shield you, the Master will not possibly let you off!
"Is she speaking the truth?"
Master Dongfang suppressed the flaming rage in his heart as his old eyes glared fiercely at Gu Ruoyun.
Poor him! He had maintained his white hairs and long beard for so many years only to have it all be burned off in a second. And these robes, he thought, these had been sewn by Yu'er when she was still living at home, he has always treasured it. This was just great, it's all gone now!
Gu Ruoyun rubbed her nose, "The person I had been aiming for was Dongfang Yan. Perhaps you had been too harsh on her, for she seems to harbor a bone-deep hatred of you. Coincidentally, you happened to arrive, so she dodged my flames on purpose to get a bit of revenge."
"You're talking rubbish!"
Dongfang Yan was so angry that she nearly spat out a mouthful of blood.
I've seen shamelessness, but I've never seen anyone who was so shameless to this degree, she thought. She actually shifted the blame onto me! However, based on the Master's wisdom, he would never believe in substandard lies like hers.