Fang Xingjian's mishap from two years ago had first arisen due to his grandmother, Li Shuanghua, forcing him to run away from home. Then he had later been betrayed by Jessica, resulting in him falling into the hands of the female Black Devil, Caroline. Caroline was the one who had tortured him the most, for a total of seven days and seven nights.
However, during the entire event, the person whom Fang Xingjian hated the most was still his grandmother.
She had killed his mother and had not given him cultivation resources. Additionally, she had tried to force him into becoming Fang Xingchen's apostle, and she had also been aloof and indifferent to him when he got kidnapped at the end... All these had caused him to be utterly disappointment in this grandmother of his.
Moreover, this time around, she was planning on using his mother's remains to forge Divine Remains Equipment. Therefore, his first target right now was Li Shuanghua. The female Black Devil, Caroline, as well as the other members of the Onassis Clan who had plotted to kidnap him were prioritized below Li Shuanghua.
Therefore, one day later, Fang Xingjian followed Fang Can to a huge manor and then entered it.
This manor belonging to the Fang Clan was not big, but there was a pavilion at every five steps and a sentry at every ten steps. All of them were guards which the Fang Clan had nurtured to take on the esoteric first transition jobs of becoming Black-Crystal Armored Soldiers.
These powerful level 19 Warriors each had the speed to match a sports car, and they could smash a wall with a punch. Equipped with battle clothes, high frequency blades, and electromagnetic rifles, they had the power to wipe out any army on Earth.
If a troop like this were brought back to 30 years ago, just a small team of ten would be able to take over an entire country. Yet right now, they could only work as guards for the Fang Clan.
In the meeting room located at the second story of the manor, there were over ten important members of the Fang Clan from various departments, organizations, and companies, as well as the political and military world.
As one of the Five Great Clans in the Demonic City, the Fang Clan had the support of a Divine level expert and their influence had long reached various sectors of the Demonic City, Xin Country, and Earth.
The two people sitting at the very front were Fang Xingjian's second uncle, Fang Yuehe, and his third uncle, Fang Yueming.
Second Uncle Fang Yuehe said, "Yueming, what did you mean by your actions last month? Vennesy Company had already started to get in touch with us for cooperation. Why did you still send people to deal with them?
"Their president jumped off a building and committed suicide last week, his wife died of lung cancer, and his daughter has gone missing. You can’t tell me that all these don't have any relation to you."
Third Uncle Fang Yueming laughed. Wearing a shameless expression, he said impatiently, "Second Brother, they're just a crappy company. We asked them to hand over their patent, yet they were acting so smug and giving us such a ridiculous price. So, I got someone to teach them a lesson and managed to get their patent and shares without spending a single cent. What else are you unhappy about?"
Hearing what Third Uncle Fang Yueming said, many members of Fang Clan's upper echelon frowned inwardly, but they did not dare rebuke him.
This was because Third Uncle Fang Yueming had gained great power thanks to his son, Fang Xingchen. After Fang Xingchen was appraised as having the talent of being a Mage and even became the Black Mage King's successor, Fang Yueming’s status in the clan rose rapidly.
In particular, as Fang Xingchen was doted on by Old Granny Li Shuanghua, everyone knew that the next clan head would probably be Fang Yueming's son. So, who else would still dare to go up against Fang Yueming?
Second Uncle Fang Yuehe's talent was not bad, and he was also quite good in handling matters, having done a good job in managing the clan’s countless organizations. However, the fact that he still did not have a son after so many years of marriage was his greatest weakness.
When Second Uncle Fang Yuehe saw Fang Yueming's smug look, he was infuriated. However, there was nothing that he could do about it. He could only try to persuade Fang Yueming, "Third Brother, since when is our Fang Clan short of that bit of money? With the way that you're doing things, you're throwing away our Fang Clan's reputation. In the future, who else would dare to work together with us?"
"Argh. Second Brother, you're so annoying!" Fang Yueming stood up and said, "I have an appointment with a few friends and will take my leave first. You can continue to chat."
"Stop right there!" Fang Yuehe bellowed furiously. "Mother isn't here yet and you're leaving? Are those bad influences of yours more important than our Fang Clan's gathering?"
"Second Brother, how can you say that? Isn't the reason I'm making so many friends for the sake of our Fang Clan?"
The other members of the Fang Clan’s upper echelon wore helpless looks as they watched the two brothers get into an increasingly heated argument. They were unwilling to get themselves involved in such internal strifes of the main branch.
Just then, the door of the meeting room was pushed open, and Fang Can walked in slowly with Fang Xingjian right behind her.
When Second Uncle Fang Yuehe turned to see Fang Can, he let out a cold snort and said, "Fang Can, why are you so late? Don't you know the time for today's gathering?"
"Haha," Fang Xingjian's voice rang out from behind Fang Can. "Second Uncle, we haven't met for two years and you're speaking with such confidence now."
With Fang Xingjian's appearance, the entire hall was filled with gasps. Most of the people looked at Fang Xingjian in disbelief like they were looking at a ghost.
A minority of the people did not recognize Fang Xingjian. However, after hearing about him from the people next to them, they also looked at this young man in great surprise and curiosity.
Third Uncle Fang Yueming was the first to shout out, "You rascal! You still dare to come back?" Fang Yueming's expression was very cold as he said, "Back then, when Mother asked you to be Xingchen's apostle, how could you dare to escape?! You're extremely selfish and heartless! Do you know that because of the bloodline connection, the apostle Xingchen got later is much weaker in comparison?"
Hearing Third Uncle Fang Yueming's words, Fang Xingjian smiled. His smile was extremely brutal as he looked at Third Uncle Fang Yueming like he was looking at a dead man.
He ignored his third uncle and turned to look in his second uncle's direction.
Back then, Fang Yuehe had been the one who secretly let Fang Xingjian sneak away from the ancestral hall, giving him the chance to make his escape from Fang Clan. Otherwise, he would have become Fang Xingchen's slave for life.
After he was kidnapped by Black Devil Caroline, he was told that his second uncle had done this to weaken Fang Xingchen's power. It was so that Fang Yuehe himself would have a greater chance to fight for the position of clan head in the future.
However, regardless of whether what Caroline said was true, it was a fact that his second uncle had saved him.
Fang Xingjian said, "Second Uncle, I have returned today primarily for two reasons. Firstly, I want to take back my mother's remains. Secondly, I want to ask Li Shuanghua why she killed my mother back then."
Fang Xingjian's words once again astonished everyone present, and it was as if their eyes were going to pop out. Neither Fang Xingjian's second uncle nor his third uncle had expected Fang Xingjian to be so direct, saying such things before so many people.
Back then, it had been announced to the public that Fang Xingjian's mother, Fang Yueru, had died of difficult labor. So, Fang Xingjian's words immediately caused a commotion to break out in the meeting room.
Many eyes lit up. The people seemed to be gloating over the misfortune of others and were waiting to watch a good show. When these people from the side branch saw this drama breaking out amongst the people from the main branch, they were more than happy to watch the action.
Second Uncle Fang Yuehe frowned. There seemed to be a deep sense of loneliness in his eyes. "Xingjian, I know that you're feeling very bitter about these matters, but this isn't how you should be doing things."
Fang Yuehe then let out a long sigh, "You shouldn't have came back."
"You little rascal! Since when did you get the rights to utter nonsense here?!" Third Uncle Fang Yueming let out a cold snort and said, "Seize him!" Fang Yueming then turned toward Second Uncle Fang Yuehe and said, "Second Brother, regarding the matter of you letting Xingjian go, i'll slowly settle the score with you when Mother is back."
Over ten Black-Crystal Armored Soldiers charged in, all of them pointing their electromagnetic rifles at Fang Xingjian. Then two people stepped forth to seize Fang Xingjian.
Through the strong killing intent which those Black-Crystal Armored Soldiers exuded, Fang Xingjian knew that they would really shoot the moment he made any movements.