Chapter 915: False Charges (2)
Though Gao Lin has always tolerated Elder Huang's demands, this does not mean that he does not have a temper. On the contrary, he has a very fiery temperament! He has always prioritized the Medicine Sect's best interests all this while which was why he had tolerated this old fart for such a long time.
Elder Huang's expression slowly changed, there was no way for him to miss the fact that Gao Lin was shielding Gu Ruoyun in his words. However, Elder Huang never imagined that Gao Lin, who has always been intelligent, would make such a foolish mistake at a time like this.
He would never be able to make up for this mistake for the rest of his life.
Elder Huang sneered at the thought and said arrogantly, "Lord Sect Master, so many witnesses have just seen her try to steal the pill formula so how could there be a mistake? Otherwise, why didn't they frame anyone else and accuse her instead? If someone stepped forward and accuses me of plotting against you, Lord Sect Master, I then would allow myself to be punished for the sake of peace in the Medicine Sect!"
Elder Huang had a righteous look on his face as he spoke.
What he meant was that if anyone were to frame him in front of Gao Lin, he would willingly accept punishment for the sake of the Medicine Sect! Since he was so willing to accept his punishment, Gao Lin had no reason to spare Gu Ruoyun.
Gu Ruoyun, in the meantime, had treated the scene as if she was watching a good show. Her delicate features were calm and serene as if the false accusations were of little importance to her.
When she saw that Gao Lin was lagging in his debate with Elder Huang, she slowly opened her mouth to interrupt Gao Lin.
"Elder Huang, are you certain that you can confirm my crime based on what these people have said?" She asked with a small smile. Her clear and cold gaze was turned towards Elder Huang as an unreadable light flashed in her eyes.
Elder Huang laughed icily, "I'd much rather believe in the Medicine Sect's disciples than you!"
"Really?" Gu Ruoyun smiled as she replied, "Then if they've really framed me, what should their punishment be?"
Suddenly, someone laughed coldly.
Huang Feifei raised her chin and stared arrogantly down at the graceful woman in green who was smiling softly. A disdainful light flashed across her eyes as she said, "Gu Ruoyun, do you think that everyone else is just as vile and shameless as you? Every single one of the disciples from the Medicine Sect holds noble and virtuous values. No one here would ever falsely accuse others! If I were you, I'd confess to my own crimes. Denying it is useless!"
She had recruited all these people so she had personally instructed them on what to say as well! Aside from her cronies, there was no other uninvolved third party here. Hence, no one could stand as a witness for Gu Ruoyun.
"However, if you'd still like to save face, end your own life now. This way, perhaps I'd still have some respect for you." Huang Feifei's lips curled into a sneer as she swept her disdainful gaze towards Gu Ruoyun, "Otherwise, I will make sure that you lose your dignity completely and suffer a fate worse than death!"
Gu Ruoyun shrugged as she stared at the Huang father and daughter pair and said, "I only have one question, if I can prove that these people have framed me, how do you intend on compensating me? The price for damaging my reputation is very steep."
"Hmph," Huang Feifei scoffed frostily and replied disdainfully, "If you can prove that they are framing you, I, Huang Feifei, shall willingly compensate you with all the power I have for the rest of my life!"
First of all, Gu Ruoyun would need to find proof!
Gu Ruoyun smiled and turned towards Gao Lin before saying, "Sect Master, I'll let you be the witness in acknowledging this. If I can prove that this matter was a false accusation, no matter what I do, no one can stop me."
Hearing this, Huang Feifei's heart trembled. She did not know why but she could not shake the feeling that something was not right. However, she was unable to pinpoint the reason at all. Besides, she had watched as the group carried out their provocation so she was sure that there were not any loopholes that Gu Ruoyun could exploit.