The man in red threw his sleeves back and a crimson light with a devastating force burst upwards. Yu Xinglong's expression changed greatly and he quickly straightened his sleeves to block the attack. Despite his efforts, a small sliver of that power cut through his defenses and hit him squarely in the chest.
A trail of blood slowly trickled down from the corner of his lips. Yu Xinglong's eyes were venomous as they glared dead-on at Grand Master Hong Lian.
"You're really going to make an enemy of me for the sake of a woman?"
"Yu Xinglong, you think too highly of yourself." The man in red coldly replied, "I have long disliked the sight of a scoundrel like you. If it hasn't been for some other matters, do you really think that I would have spared your life to this day after everything you've done to me in the past? Yun'er is my daughter so I will protect her for the rest of my life! If anyone dares to bully her, don't blame me for my lack of courtesy. Now, I'm going to ask you to choose between apologizing or starting a fight!"
Yu Xinglong gritted his teeth and scoffed icily. He then turned away and refused to even look at Gu Ruoyun.
Suddenly, a strong power landed on the back of his knee, causing an instant shockwave of pain in his leg. He ended up kneeling in front of Gu Ruoyun with a thud! This action without any given leave caused Yu Xinglong to go very red in the face. His eyes were spitting with a raging fire.
After all, some of the most virtuous and prestigious cultivators were standing around him. Now, he has been forced to the ground by that b*stard Hong Lian. It was especially humiliating since he had been made to kneel before this good-for-nothing woman!
This was the biggest insult to him!
"Hong Lian, I won't let you get away with this!"
The man in red burst into laughter and his lips curled into a smile full of mockery, "You won't let me get away with this? That's good, I'll wait for you to come at me then! Yu Xinglong, I won't kill you now so you should get out of the way. When the time comes for you to die, the Red Lotus Territory's army will trample you to the ground!"
Yu Xinglong staggered to his feet and glared fiercely at the man in red. When his eyes landed on Gu Ruoyun, his pupils became filled with even more venomous hatred. The rest of them then watched as he turned towards the exit of the snowy forest and quickly ran off in an upset manner.
"Godfather," Gu Ruoyun knit her brows sternly as she glanced at the direction of Yu Xinglong's departure and asked, "Is it really okay for you to do this?"
After all, Xue Kuang had previously mentioned that the reason why her godfather had never made a move against Yu Xinglong was because he was worried about the organization which was eyeing him behind his back covetously like a tiger eyeing its prey. Now, for her sake, he had torn his facade off completely. From the way things were unfolding, the two organizations would be like fire and water.
"Don't worry," The man in red raised his lips into a smile as he raised his hand and patted Gu Ruoyun's shoulder, "While things may be a bit complicated, it's not completely impossible to manage. You can rest assured in everything that I do. If I can't even protect my own daughter, what use am I as a father?"
At that point, the man in red's eyes turned pitch black for a moment and he sighed gently.
In the past, I had not been able to protect my own wife. I also wasn't able to protect my son and daughter on another mainland. Now, I won't let anyone around me suffer from abuse! For this, I would not even fear a blood-stained battlefield!
Gu Ruoyun's heart softened. She smiled and said, "Godfather, if you trust me, wait for me to pay a visit to the Red Lotus Territory. I'll lend a hand to you against that organization."
"Haha," The man in red burst into laughter. His domineering eyes filled with the brim with an indulgent air, "Yun'er, I can take care of this matter so you don't have to worry. Your godfather has yet to find your godmother so I definitely won't gamble on this with my life."