Bruce walked over slowly and suddenly spoke in a loud voice, "Audrey, aren't you going to introduce your friend to me?"
When Audrey lifted her head to look at Bruce and the other two, she frowned slightly. "Who they are is none of your business. Bruce, you are in no position to interfere with my matters."
Hearing this, Bruce's fury grew even more intense, and waves of a strong and powerful aura that was like that of an ancient divine mountain rose within Bruce. His joints shook, creating sounds that were like steel reinforcing bars clashing together.
Strong power emerged, vibrating in waves from the surface of his power. The air seemed as if it had been compressed into something physical, and as he clenched his hands lightly, sounds of air exploding seemed to emerge from his palms.
Each and every one of his actions exuded a power and aura which were like those of a supernatural existence.
Beside him, Kite sensed what was happening, and he wore a horrified expression. The aura that Bruce was displaying at the moment made him seem like a totally different person from the one who had been chatting and joking cheerfully.
Bruce smiled coldly and did not reply to Audrey. Instead, he looked at Fang Xingjian and spoke with an indifferent tone as if he were a god standing above everyone else. "I'm Bruce Henry. I don't care who you are, nor do I care why you would dare to get close to Audrey.
"I'm now giving you one minute. If you scram from this banquet within one minute, I can treat it as if I have not met you tonight."
Although Kite was terrified by Bruce's aura, he thought of Lilia and still plucked up his courage to say, "Lilia, why are you still standing there? Come over here quickly."
Lilia threw them a look of disdain, as if she could not be bothered to say anything.
Feeling anxious and worried that Lilia would also suffer from Bruce's wrath, Kite was about to walk out to pull Lilia over to their side. However, he had only taken one step forward when Oliver quickly pressed down on his shoulder.
A series of information gushed into Kite's mind. Oliver said anxiously, "Why are you trying to create trouble? Even though Bruce was chatting and joking with you earlier, if you were to infuriate him, be careful that you might not be able to take a single step out of this city tonight."
A shiver ran through Kite's spine. He stopped in his tracks, not daring to take another step.
Bruce wrapped his arms before his chest, looked at Fang Xingjian coldly, and said, "There are 30 seconds left."
Fang Xingjian did not even throw a glance in Bruce's direction. Today, he was only here to help Audrey stand up against the Eight Directional Crimson Dragon. When would he care about the other people in the banquet?
He said nonchalantly, "Scram."
A cold glimmer of light shot out from Bruce's eyes, as if all kinds of plots and schemes were spinning around in his mind. "Brat, you are asking for this." Fang Xingjian was 19 years old, so it was true that he was just a brat to Bruce.
Just then, Audrey shouted angrily, "Enough! Bruce, if you continue to create trouble, I won't ever talk to you anymore in this lifetime." Audrey was still hoping for Fang Xingjian to help her escape. How could she possibly allow Bruce to interfere?
Hearing this, Bruce's countenance turned grim. He was so angry that he was on the verge of spitting out blood, feeling as if his heart had been stabbed fiercely by someone.
He pointed toward Fang Xingjian and said, "You're good. You're very good."
As Bruce said this, his expression was as if someone had stomped down several times on his feet. He looked at Fang Xingjian as if he was a man-eating wild beast.
However, Bruce liked Audrey too much. So, he eventually turned to leave after taking a long look at Audrey and Fang Xingjian.
However, he had just turned when Fang Xingjian's voice rang out, "Did I say that you can leave?"
Bruce was so infuriated that he started laughing, turning back to look at Fang Xingjian as if he were looking at an idiot.
Oliver could not help but frown and said, "Lad, learn what's good for you. Before you do anything, it's better for you to be clear about who your opponent is."
"You talk too much." As Fang Xingjian said this, he tapped out a finger across space. Then Oliver felt intense pain on his face, as if someone had smashed his face with a great hammer. He flew out, spinning. Oliver's entire face was distorted, deformed, and covered in blood. He was completely disfigured.
Oliver struggled to touch his face. Then when he saw his hand covered in blood, he bellowed out crazily, "I'm going to kill him! I'm going to kill him!"
"How dare you?!" With a furious snort, Bruce took one step forward and appeared before Fang Xingjian. Strong power shook through his body, and he charged out toward Fang Xingjian like a human-shaped tank. Bruce crushed the flower beds with his powerful stomps wherever he passed by, and he seemed to have compressed the air before him into something physical.
From the side, Audrey shouted in surprise, "All of you, stop now!"
However, how could Bruce possibly stop? All he could see right now was Fang Xingjian, and he was bent on killing and crushing him, letting Fang Xingjian understand what kind of existence he had offended.
However, just as Bruce's punch was about to strike Fang Xingjian's face, Fang Xingjian kicked out casually. His kick could not be seen. In fact, none of his actions could be seen before Bruce was sent flying out like a missile and knocking into Oliver, who was still on the ground. The two of them smashed through a wall. Then with a loud boom, they landed on the lawn where the banquet was being held.
Audrey covered her eyes uncontrollably and gasped, "Oh, my god. What on earth are you doing?" She understood the Henry Clan's abilities too well and knew that Fang Xingjian had just stirred up a hornet's nest.
Kite was totally dumbfounded as he watched this scene, only reacting after a few breaths. He shook his head while looking at Fang Xingjian and Lilia. "You guys are on your own now." After saying that, he ran toward the direction of Bruce and Oliver. He seemed to be able to imagine the great fury of Bruce and the Henry Clan. A storm was about to brew.
Just as Kite fled from the small garden, countless gazes turned toward him. It was apparent that the situation in the garden had already attracted the attention of the people at the banquet.
On the ground, Bruce's muscles were twitching. He was covered in dust and unable to get up to his feet even after a very long while. Oliver was in a worse state. His head was covered in blood, and his consciousness was very hazy.
Kite quickly helped them up and moved them toward the seats at the side. Everyone looked at this scene in astonishment, and even more people immediately gathered around and showed great concern toward Bruce.
However, the two of them were after all, Conferred Knights with astonishing recovery abilities for their physical bodies. It did not take long before they began to recover bit by bit.
A short while later, Audrey walked out with Fang Xingjian and Lilia. This made everyone even more surprised and puzzled as they kept trying to guess what had happened.
A few married ladies in the distance chuckled. One of them, by the name of Madam Vicky, was clearly a well-known tattletale in the circle. When she saw this scene, she covered her mouth and laughed softly. "There's going to be a good show to watch now. Bruce and Audrey have known each other since young, and Bruce has always been thinking of marrying Audrey. This lad has offended Bruce greatly."
Another lady next to Madam Vicky said, "To think that they dare to take action at the banquet… Bruce must be overwhelmed with fury this time around. However, this lad is quite strong to be able to give Bruce a beating."
Vicky laughed. "What's the point for an individual to possess a little strength? Moreover, Bruce's talent in martial arts has always been ordinary. However, ever since Henry Clan's Old Ancestor retired from the Governor position, he has kept himself closed up in seclusion for twenty years. Who knows what level he has reached now?
"The youngsters these days are too arrogant. Just because they are a little strong, they become unaware of how big the world out there is. He should be made to experience some sufferings."
Another aristocratic lady smirked. "I wonder how Bruce will deal with him. Haha, the Young Miss of a wealthy family has taken a liking to a commoner. Do they really think that the real world is like a romance novel?"