Amidst the ruins of the arena, the young man stood tall without a trace of emotion on his cold face, which was now layered with murderous intent. He glared sharply at Gu Ruoyun.
"What's this kid doing here?"
The Honorable Sir Tianqi was momentarily stunned and frowned as a cold light flashed right across his eyes.
"Kun Nan, what do you think you're doing?"
Kun Nan did not even bother to look at the Honorable Sir Tianqi. A sneer hung on the corners of his lips, "Honorable Sir, Shi'er is the woman whom I'm bound to protect for the rest of my life! For as long as I'm still breathing I will not let anyone lay a hand on her. So take my advice and don't butt in!"
"What did you say?!"
The Honorable Sir Tianqi was greatly angered. He slammed his hand against the table with a gloomy expression on his face, "Kun Nan, don't think that you can casually break the law and ignore your elders simply because of your Master's position in the Spirit Sect. You get yourself back to the Spirit Sect immediately and stay there. Otherwise, don't blame me for not showing your Master any courtesy!"
Kun Nan smiled coldly, the murderous intent in his cold eyes showed no signs of diminishing. His green robes stayed protectively in front of Shi Yun and his gaze remained frosty.
"Honorable Sir, my Master holds the same position as you. You have no right to chastise me. Besides, where is the crime in protecting the woman I love?!" He raised his head and spoke in a frosty tone, "You damned girl, kneel before Shi'er and apologize respectfully if you want to live. You must also willingly give yourself to Shi'er as her maidservant. Otherwise, I will ensure that you will die without an intact corpse!"
Gu Ruoyun did not stop, her clear cold eyes were thick with murderous intent, "No matter who tries to stop me today, I'm going to kill her!"
"Impudence!" Kun Nan's expression grew more sullen and an extreme ruthlessness flashed across his eyes as he glared at Gu Ruoyun, "Shi Yun is a part of the Spirit Sect. If you kill her, you shall face the wrath of the entire Spirit Sect. As such, do you still intend on killing her?"
Hearing this, the Honorable Sir Tianqi's expression grew increasingly terrifying. He spoke gloomily, "Kun Nan, Shi Yun has never entered the Spirit Sect. Hence, she is not considered as a member of the Spirit Sect! Furthermore, this is Gu Shengxiao's younger sister. I'm sure you know of Gu Shengxiao's position in the Spirit Sect. Do you really think that the Spirit Sect would aid you in harming his biological sister?"
A ruthless aura rose from within Kun Nan when he heard those three words. His gaze became increasingly dark, "Gu Shengxiao's sister? Are you saying that she's Gu Ruoyun? It's like I said, who would be so vicious to actually harm such a kind and perfect woman like Shi'er! His sister seems to be no more than that. She's far more inferior when compared with my Shi'er!"
"Kun Nan!" The Honorable Sir Tianqi bellowed. "It was Shi Yun who had committed the first offense in this situation and helped the Medicine Order to cheat their way through the Trials! She had intended to murder Gu Ruoyun. According to reason, she should be executed!"
Kun Nan wrinkled his brows as he turned towards Shi Yun and asked, "Shi Yun, is the Honorable Sir speaking the truth?"
Shi Yun's expression changed then quickly reverted to that heartbreakingly pathetic facade. Her incomparably beautiful face was the very picture of a weeping beauty as pitiful tears nearly rolled down her face.
"Big Brother Nan, the Honorable Sir is an elder. Whatever he says, goes. I have nothing more to say but I'm sure Big brother Nan knows my character best of all. I don't want to have to explain myself too much, you can be the judge of that, Big Brother Nan."
Her words made Shi Yun look as if she was a fair and reasonable person. In contrast, the Honorable Sir Tianqi looked as if he were planting false evidence against her.
Hence, Kun Nan grew even angrier at the sight of Shi Yun's pale expression.
"Honorable Sir, the characteristics of both Gu Ruoyun and Shi Yun are clear. The former is heartless and vicious while the latter is pure and kind-hearted. Even if Shi'er's appearance in the arena is against the rules, I'm certain that it was all due to a bitter predicament. And the greatest predicament is this Gu Ruoyun's grand designs in placing false charges upon her in order to bring a complete defeat and fall from grace upon Shi'er!" Kun Nan clenched his fist and his eyes spat fire, "Such a poisonous woman... Allowing her to live on would simply be the greatest disgrace to our mainland. A malicious person like her should be hacked into pieces and left without a complete corpse!"