"Can you be any more boring than this?" Qin Wushuang's mouth twitched as he lightly spoke. He completely ignored Du Xiang's eagerness to show off and his attempts to play to part of a hero among the higher-class aristocrats.
Back then, he'd been forced to defend himself against Ye Feng during their encounter at the jewelry shop despite the fact that Ye Feng did have some strength and he came from a Venerable family, he'd had no other options. However, today he was at the Venerable Da Xi family's castle and had to show them some respect. He certainly did not want to get involved in an altercation with this guy and ruin the party.
When the crowd saw that Qin Wushuang had ignored Du Xiang's righteous rant, the crowd jeered loudly. This only made Du Xiang feel like people were trampling hard on his pride as a Wealthy Class aristocrat.
With a swish, he suddenly raised his right arm, the numerous shadows of fists flew out and attacked Qin Wushuang from behind.
A sneak attack. An offspring of the Wealthy Class had dared to mount a sneak attack on a Humble Class youth in front of an audience.
"Stop, Du Xiang!"
A few berating voices came as both Da Xi Yue and Da Xi Yang rushed over.
In the next moment, Du Xiang only felt something flash across his eyes. Then, one of his arms suddenly became numb, as if an iron hoop had bound it. A wave of pain instantly traveled through his entire body and a river of sweat poured down from his face and head.
Qin Wushuang stared at Du Xiang coldly, his eyes seemed like a storm as he said with a harsh tone: "It does not concern me whether you are trying to show off your superiority or not. Even if you had provoked me viciously, I wouldn't have responded since we are guests at the Venerable Da Xi's party. But, since you have shamefully mounted a sneak attack on me, then don't blame me for not showing any mercy."
As soon as Qin Wushuang finished speaking, he used his internal force and tugged forcefully.
Du Xiang's right arm was instantly twisted like a knot. In fact, the arm was twisted so much that it no longer seemed recognizable as an arm.
With an agonizing scream, Du Xiang immediately lost consciousness.
Qin Wushuang turned around and addressed Da Xi Yue in a somewhat apologetic tone: "Missy Da Xi, your guest was way too arrogant. Forgive me for being so forceful."
Da Xi Yue had heard from Da Xi Ming about Qin Wushuang's power. Thus, she knew that Qin Wushuang had shown mercy. With his usual character, Qin Wushuang was already showing them great respect since he had not killed Du Xiang on the spot.
"You are not wrong in this matter." Da Xi Yue did, after all, have the ability to judge right from wrong.
However, Da Xi Yue's words left all those surrounding aristocrats feeling extremely surprised. Missy Da Xi was actually exonerating an offspring of the Humble Class of any wrongdoing?
"Missy Yue, although it was wrong for Du Xiang to attack first, this Humble Class guy is also somewhat arrogant." One of Da Xi Yue's classmates, a Venerable Class young man, said with a smile.
"Young Master Mi is correct. In fact, people of the Humble Class should not be participating in Missy Yue's birthday party. Du Xiang was only doing this to maintain the pride of us upper-class aristocrats. He only had good intentions."
Most of Da Xi Yue's classmates had studied at the Redwood Martial Arts Academy. Students came from all of the eight territories, the sixty-four counties of Redwood Royal region. Not only did Venerable family offsprings go to the academy, but even some people of the Feudal Lord families also studied there.
Therefore, there were many Venerable offspring that had came to participate in Missy Yue's birthday party. These offspring of the Venerable families were the same as Ye Feng. Most of them had a sense of superiority that came from being upper-class aristocrats.
Of course, to Qin Wushuang, this feeling of superiority was very childish. He slowly glanced at this group of so-called upper-class aristocrats that had become angry for Du Xiang and said lightly: "Indeed, my Qin family is only a Humble Class. We only attended this feast because Da Xi Ming invited us. However, I did not know a bunch of small-minded people was also attending. If I had known it, I would not have come. If you are feeling aggrieved over what had just happened, then you are free to challenge me privately, one on one. However, right now, we are at a banquet hosted by the Venerable Da Xi family. It would be inappropriate and inconsiderate to cause trouble for our hosts."
A stream of hisses immediately emerged as soon as he had finished talking. Since Qin Wushuang was only a Humble Class, it was clear that everyone felt that he had no right to speak these words, regardless of whether he wanted to share his perspective.
One of the Venerable Class offsprings laughed coldly: "Son of the Qin family, do you know that your words have offended all of the aristocrats here?"
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly and said casually: "I never intended to please anyone."
Finished with the conversation, he smiled and turned to walk away, ignoring the variety of expressions on the faces of these aristocrats.
Just when he was about to leave the hall to get some fresh air, Da Xi Ming coincidentally reappeared with Qin Xiu. Da Xi Ming immediately noticed the tension in the hall. The smile instantly froze on his face, and a few traces of anger emerged.
He was familiar with Qin Wushuang's character and knew that he would never take the initiative to cause trouble. On the contrary, his littler sister's classmates had eyes on top of their heads. Most of them had a deep sense of superiority ingrained into them from birth and enjoyed creating drama. It was quite evident who the troublemakers were. Da Xi Ming had already dropped some rather obvious hints at them during his last "conversation" with Da Xi Yue and yet, these people had no self-awareness at all.
"Little Brother Wushuang, please stop for a moment."
Qin Wushuang looked back and smiled bitterly: "Big Brother Da Xi, it seems that people of the Humble Class are not welcome here."
Da Xi Ming face turned gloomy and he turned to speak to Da Xi Yue: "Yue'Er, today you are the main character of the feast. You invited these people, these friends of yours. I hope things will stop here before they go any further."
Da Xi Yue was, in fact, also quite furious. She stared at Du Xiang and then glanced around that group of unfriendly looking classmates. She shouted: "Everyone, you are all guests of the Da Xi family. Regardless of your social statuses or family background. If everyone genuinely had some unresolvable dispute, then feel free to deal with it outside the doors of the Da Xi home. Whoever wants to cause trouble here, you will be going against with the Venerable Da Xi family!"
Since the master of the party had spoken, all those aristocratic young people who had initially wanted to cause trouble restrained themselves. They withdrew their anger. They had only wanted to show off in front of Da Xi Yue and was not really doing this for Du Xiang's sake. But it was obvious from Da Xi Yue's tone, she was infuriated over their grandstanding. Thus, they restrained their arrogance.
However, the looks they shot at Qin Wushuang were still quite unfriendly.
Qin Xiu was very smart, so she had quickly guessed what had happened. She walked over and grabbed her littler brother's arm with both hands. Then, she looked at this group of unruly aristocrats cautiously.
Although she had no power, she would always stand together with Qin Wushuang on the bigger matters. No one would be allowed to bully Qin Wushuang in front of her.
At this moment, an announcement came from within: "Grand Matriarch Da Xi has arrived!"
The main hall, which was initially bustling with noise, instantly fell silent as soon as the crowd heard the crystal clear announcement. Even the faces of the Da Xi siblings turned respectful and devout.
Especially those River County aristocrats who recognized the supreme status that the Grand Matriarch held in the Venerable Da Xi family. Each and every one of them lightly bowed with a respectful expression. They were waiting on the appearance of the Grand Matriarch.
Under hundreds of gazes, this white-haired, young-looking elderly woman slowly walked into the hall with Patriarch Da Xi supporting her.
The face of the elderly lady was radiating with health and vigor. She had a face full of kind smiles, and she could not help but nod as she saw the hall full of guests. She smiled even more when she noticed Qin Xiu. She waved her hand at Qin Xiu, motioning for her to come over.
Da Xi Ming exclaimed: "Grandmother is asking us to go over there."
Previously, when Da Xi Ming had brought Qin Xiu to see his grandmother, whether it was Qin Xiu's manners, appearance or personality, she had been completely won over by Qin Xiu. In private, she had already extolled of Qin Xiu's positives to Da Xi Heng, hinting that she loved Qin Xiu. And she would be the first choice if they wanted a wife for her grandson.
Da Xi Heng could only smile bitterly. He did not dare to oppose her, nor did he dare to agree.
Qin Xiu walked over and said politely: "I wish you good health and a long life."
She gestured at Qin Wushuang and introduced him: "This is my little brother, Qin Wushuang."
Qin Wushuang smiled: "It's a pleasure to meet you."
"Good! Excellent! You are very handsome." She took Qin Wushuang's hand and lightly patted it a few times. Since the elderly lady had become endeared with Qin Xiu, her goodwill was also extended to Qin Xiu's family. She had a very kind disposition.
Qin Wushuang was a grandmaster of martial arts in his previous life and upon having his grasped by the elderly lady, he immediately sensed that she had once been a great martial artist. Only now, her pulse felt empty due to bad health and a stagnation in her liver.
A light smile immediately appeared on his face as he whispered: "It's hard to imagine that you were a great martial artist. I had underestimated you."
He had deliberately lowered his voice and only the elderly lady and Da Xi Heng could hear him. Although he did not want to show off, he intended to reveal his skills to them.
Of course, it was not to sell himself, but to fight for his sister, Qin Xiu. From his perspective, Qin Xiu had left a good impression on the grandmother. Thus, it's worth him fighting for it.
As soon as he said these words, the elderly lady was stunned. Da Xi Heng, who was standing next to her, also showed some doubt as he looked at Qin Wushuang in surprise.
"The elderly lady had suffered damage from repeated childbirths. She lacked strength and needed to be replenished with proper nutrition."
Da Xi Heng asked with a grave tone: "How could you know?"
"Grand Matriarch practiced a more feminine style of martial arts. I understand she has given birth to many children, and during that period, she let too many things accumulate on her mind. As a result, her pulse became irregular and caused an imbalance between the Yin and Yang Qi inside her. She was overwhelmed by the Yang Qi, which damaged the blood vessels in her entire body. Thus, she lost all of her power."
In his former world, Qin Wushuang had been a grandmaster of martial arts and a legendary doctor. He had seen many cases like her's. Thus, he spoke with assurance.
At first, Da Xi Heng listened with suspicion. But by the time Qin Wushuang had finished talking, he had become solemn. He looked at Qin Wushuang with a whole new level of respect!