Ling Xian sat in the chair at the front. Towards the grey-haired elder, he smiled. "Senior brother Yun, it’s been a while."
"Haha, it hasn’t been that long. Only a year. I thought it would at least be a few years before I get to see you." Yun Hai laughed. The way he looked at Ling Xian was very complex.
There was shock, admiration, respect, and reservation. Logically, he was very close with Ling Xian and should not feel uncomfortable with him.
However, everything Ling Xian did has been too hard to believe. Even Yun Hai felt reserved when speaking to him.
Defeating the Demonic Fairy, ousting Master Lin, brewing the perfect Dan, and breaking into the undefeatable realm of the foundational level and fighting against Li Jian Yi and Ning Wu Ji.
Every single event that has happened has been too shocking. Even when an event is singled out, it would still be considered heaven-defying!
Noticing Yun Hai’s reserved expression, Ling Xian frowned lightly. "What is it? Senior brother Yun is afraid of me too?"
"Yes. Everything you’ve done has spread throughout the 36 islands. Anyone would feel a little distant standing before you," Yun Hai exclaimed.
This was true. Everything Ling Xian has done has been far too powerful. Other than completion leveled cultivators, nobody can remain calm and chat nonchalantly before him.
"Those are small things not worth mentioning." Ling Xian faintly smiled, as he did not think much about what he has done.
Yun Hai shook his head, laughing. "You, you are just the same as before. You speak about your achievement as if they are nothing. What can I even say."
Pausing for a short while, he then continued, "I dare to say that on the 36 islands, very very little do not know you. I can even make the claim that such person does not exist.
"You are exaggeration. I am only a little well known." Ling Xian was humble. He placed the teacup on the table and sighed, "Brother Yun, let’s get down to business."
Hearing this, Yun Hai frowned and waved at his eldest son, "Jing Lei, I have something to discuss with Master Ling. You should leave first."
Yun Jing Lei nodded and left, locking the door behind him.
Now that his eldest son has left, Yun Hai could finally admit that he had a sense of what Ling Xian wanted to ask. Before Ling Xian could even make his inquiry, he spoke, "Brother Ling, Yun Yan, and Yun Meng have already returned. The group of people they bring are not little in number."
Hearing this, Ling Xian stopped worrying and sighed deeply. "It is good that they returned. They did not waste their headmaster’s expectation."
"Yun Yan has told me." Yun Hai’s expression turned dim, "Tell me directly. The House of Zi Yang… has really been destroyed by the other two forces?"
Ling Xian exhaled deeply. After remaining silent for a long time did he speak out one single word.
Instantly, Yun Hai gasped. Even though he was 70-80 percent sure, after hearing Ling Xian’s confirmation, he was still shocked.
One of the three political forces on Shi Ao Island disappeared just like that?
"How… how is that possible." Yun Hai was still astonished and was unable to accept this.
To any cultivator on the Shi Ao Island, this was something difficult to accept. After all, the powerfulness of the Zi Yang House was deeply rooted in everyone’s mind. They have existed for tens and thousands of years and was a House that survived through all catastrophes.
But now, the news was circulating that this once glorious House was completely gone. This was naturally hard to accept.
After a long while, Yun Hai found himself again and smiled wryly. "A dominating force that’s been leading Shi Ao Island for tens and thousands of years is gone just like that. This is unbelievable."
"If you think about it, it is normal. The two collusions of two forces who are just as powerful can easily destroy the House of Zi Yang." Ling Xian sighed. "There are no political forces that are not in danger of being overruled. Even if they have been glorious for centuries, they are at risk of extinction and becoming a part of history."
"That is true too." Yun Hai exclaimed and calmed down. He then asked a critical question.
"What are you planning on doing with all those people?"
"I…" Ling Xian frowned, uncertain as to how to answer.
He didn’t think too much about this in the beginning. He merely discussed with Yun Yan and decided to first let everyone rest here. But on his journey here, he realized this was an unsettling decision.
The entire Shi Ao Island was now under the control of two forces. The two forces will not allow the descendants of the Zi Yang House to continue living. Without a doubt, before long, every single city in the Shi Ao Island will seek out the Zi Yang descendants.
Therefore, putting these people here endangered the Yun Clan.
"Aye… I did not think this through." Ling Xian sighed. He didn’t want to cause the Yun Clan misfortune, "how about this, brother Yun. Can you help me find a boat that can lead me to another island as quickly as possible?"
"What do you mean by that?" Yun Hai frowned.
"I want to take those people off Shi Ao Island. We cannot stay here. If the other two forces find out, your Clan will be in danger." Ling Xian faintly smiled.
"We are all the same Clan now, what’s there to be afraid of? If it weren’t for you, the Yun Clan would’ve been wiped out a long time ago. We wouldn’t have the glory we do today." Yun Hai’s brows locked tightly together. Though he was terrified, he said through his teeth, "Just let them stay at the Yun Clan."
Hearing this, Ling Xian’s heart warmed. He realizes just how much risk Yun Hai was taking on with this decision. He also knew that Yun Hai agreeing to this was merely because of him.
Why else would Yun Hai keep the descendants of the Zi Yang House? This was a risk, a danger!
"But if they stay, it will get messy." Ling Xian frowned.
"Brother, no need to say anything. Do not worry." Yun Hai confidently beamed. "The Yun Clan is more powerful now. Though we are no match for the two top political forces, we are capable of hiding a few people here."
Ling Xian thought about it. Even though it was dangerous, Shi Ao Island was a big place. The two forces may not search the Yun Clan and find them. If they leave now, it will be difficult to escape the radar of the two forces. The risk of discovery would be even higher.
Therefore, he chose the former. "Okay, I am sorry for causing you trouble."
"You are the savior of the Yun Clan. What’s the trouble?" Yun Hai grinned. "Go visit them. They are staying where you used to stay."
"Okay, then I will first pay them a visit."
Ling Xian nodded and stood up.
He reached the mountains behind the Yun manor before long.
When he showed himself before the people, gazes upon gazes shifted onto him. Following that, was a round of cheers.