Qin Wushuang stopped his footsteps when he arrived next to a bamboo forest.
"Patriarch Xi Men, since you are here, there is no need to hide anymore. You came to observe me, and you can do so face to face." Qin Wushuang smiled.
Initially, Xi Men Yu wanted to create some suspense and arrive a bit later. However, Qin Wushuang had revealed his intentions, and he could only appear. Inwardly, he was somewhat frustrated.
For more than three times, he could not seize the advantage from a young teenager. He had never encountered such a circumstance before.
Even if this young man had acquired a fortuitous opportunity, even if he had the strength as a Stage Eight Warrior of the Genuine Force, so what?
He, Xi Men Yu, was indeed the number one in Southcloud State and a Patriarch of a Feudal Lord family. He was a Stage Nine Genuine Force Warrior. Regardless of identity, family status, strength, knowledge, and experience, he should have been able to bite the other one at the neck.
However, the reality did not hit him unprepared.
Since he could not take advantage, Xi Men Yu decided to be straightforward.
"Son of the Qin family, regarding the matter of the Wealthy Xu betraying the country, a lot of rumors and accusations were directed at my Xi Men family. Through my investigation, the root of the stories came from you, Eastwood Qin."
Although Xi Men Yu was suspicious about this matter, he was certain that the Qin family had done it. Only, he had no evidence. Currently, he pretended that such thing did happen and used it to attack Qin Wushuang.
"If the body is straight, then it would not be afraid of a crooked shadow. The Xi Men Feudal Lords are like a tree of a significant height. How could a little wind and little wave affect the Xi Men? Besides, even I, as a teenager would not believe such groundless accusations. How could I be bored enough to make up such rumors?"
Since Qin Wushuang had lived as a human for two lifetimes, of course, he could see through Xi Men Yu's trick. In a few words, he had emphasized the Qin family were unconnected to this matter.
"Anybody knows how to deny it. What evidence do you have to prove that it wasn't your Qin that had done it?"
Qin Wushuang opposed him with equal harshness: "And what evidence does Patriarch have to show that my family had been the one behind it? No offense, is it Patriarch Xi Men that has a guilty conscience?"
"Humph, guilty of what?"
"If you do not have a guilty conscience, then why do you care so much about those unknown rumors?"
Inwardly, Xi Men Yu was surprised. He thought that indeed, this young teenager had shown off his ability. On the surface, he smiled lightly: "Us Xi Men Feudal Lords are not afraid of rumors. Yet, it does not mean we can tolerate stories. Just like you said, the Xi Men Feudal Lords is like a tree of a great height. We cannot show any reaction to some offense from the small grass and bush, right? Our Bai Yue country values aristocratic status, respect of the seniors and juniors."
With a double meaning, Xi Men Yu had raised the Xi Men Feudal Lords and belittled the Wealthy Qin family in one breath.
Unexpectedly, Qin Wushuang could not help but laugh: "Patriarch Xi Men is looking down at the small grasses and bushes? Don't you know that regardless of a sharp wind, it would be tough to break the strong bushes. And before the sawtooth, a tree with great height has no way to defend itself."
"Quite a sharp tone," Xi Men Yu lightly berated.
Qin Wushuang did not attack back and only said lightly: "Since Patriarch Xi Men is looking for me, you are not here to just speak empty words, right?"
Xi Men Yu gazed at Qin Wushuang and tried to use his sharp vision to defeat Qin Wushuang's temperament.
Qin Wushuang did not fear his gaze and looked back at him casually.
After some time, Xi Men Yu finally spoke: "I heard that your sister is over twenty years old and is breathtaking. I do have some good resources here. I would like to propose a marriage for your sister, how about it?"
"Thank you, Patriarch Xi Men for your consideration. My sister already has someone she likes."
"Da Xi Ming?" Finally, Xi Men Yu's tone accumulated traces of anger.
Unusual lights flashed violently in Xi Men Yu's eyes. A trace of murderous intent flashed across as he asked with a heated tone: "Da Xi Ming already has a marriage with my daughter, you don't know about this?"
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly: "This is what I want to speak to Patriarch about. Since the ancient times, a melon that was forcibly twisted down before maturity would never be a sweet one. Everyone knew about the so-called marriage proposal. Da Xi Ming and my sister like each other and he has no feelings for your daughter. I would like to ask Patriarch Xi Men, would you rather enjoy this temporary happiness or destroy your little girl's whole life?"
"How dare you, how will it destroy my daughter's entire life?"
"Regarding the matter of marriage, since you are unwilling and it's against my desire, a bride going on the wrong wedding cart would receive lifelong pain. Patriarch Xi Men understands the meaning behind it very well, how would you not know the feeling?
The color on Xi Men Yu's face gradually became dark. He walked to the bamboo forest slowly and grabbed a bamboo that had the width like a bowl. With a push of strength, that bamboo broke from the middle and dropped to the ground with a coughing sound.
"Son of the Qin family, one thought of yours will be good, and another thought of yours will be evil. If the Venerable Da Xi and the Qin insist on being stubborn, then why not take the fate of this bamboo as an example."
When Qin Wushuang saw Xi Men Yu acted like this, he acted even more casually. What did it mean for the Patriarch Xi Men to threaten him? It meant that he could not hold his stance!
"Patriarch Xi Men, have you heard a saying? The jade may be smashed, but its color will remain immaculately white. The bamboo will rather burn itself than destroy its joints. Although you have broken this bamboo, each of its joints have not been destroyed. This is moral integrity. The body of the bamboo stood straight, and would rather remain broken than bend down. It is temperament!"
"Although the Qin came from the countryside, we have always valued moral integrity with great importance. If Patriarch Xi Men thinks that a few threatening words will make us do whatever you want, then you are wrong." Without a sharp tone, he only said lightly, "I have a suggestion, Patriarch Xi Men, it'll be good if you could listen."
Xi Men Yu suppressed his anger with force: "Tell me."
"Everyone will be at peace if the marriage engagement got canceled between your daughter and Da Xi Ming. A smile can obliterate allies and enemies. How about it?"
Xi Men Yu smiled coldly: "To you guys, this suggestion is perfect. However, to my Xi Men Feudal Lords, what good will it do? Canceling the marriage will also make my family lose face."
"Or else, the Xi Men Feudal Lords could take the initiative to cancel the marriage publicly. If Patriarch still thinks it would relieve your anger, then you can also ask the Venerable Da Xi family to compensate you in public and give goods. Regarding the issue with the face, it matters with individuals. What do you think, Patriarch Xi Men?"
"Ridiculous!" Obviously, Xi Men Yu was not interested in this suggestion.
"It's not ridiculous." Qin Wushuang shook his head gravely, "Patriarch Xi Men, you could use your imagination. If this issue continues in this direction, and since my Qin and the Venerable Da Xi also was not unwilling to compromise, how will it proceed then?"
After each step towards the other party's territory, Qin Wushuang decided to lay his cards on the table.
"How will it proceed? Son of the Qin, do you think that my Xi Men is not capable of destroying your Qin and the Venerable Da Xi? Or could it be, you still have not understood what is a Feudal Lord family?" Xi Men Yu asked back coldly.
"Ranked number five among the Twelve Great Feudal Lords. You have an elite warrior at Stage Nine of the Genuine Force overseeing your family and three to four Stage Eight Warriors of the Genuine Force. Not to mention in Southcloud State, even in the entire Redwood Royal Territory, you are the superfamily with the top ranking. These are all streets news and not new to me."
"Oh?" Inwardly, Xi Men Yu thought it's good that you knew about it. He whispered: "This way, then what trump cards do you think the Venerable Da Xi family and the Wealthy Qin have?"
Qin Wushuang only smiled and did not speak. He lightly brushed the bamboo next to him and gave a long sigh: "Patriarch Xi Men, why do you think and feel that my Wealthy Qin must defend themselves?"
"If not defend yourself, are you going to sit and wait for your death?"
"Hahaha, Patriarch Xi Men is loaded with confidence. How about it, why not take one of my palms?" Suddenly, Qin Wushuang's tone had changed.
Without any warning, Qin Wushuang moved. As soon as the words had left his mouth, his body was already within ten meters of Xi Men Yu.
Xi Men Yu twitched his mouth and thought, even if you are at Stage Eight of the Genuine Force, you dared to attack a Stage Nine? Did you not know that the difference between this one level was the biggest level in the entire Genuine Force realm?
You are digging your own grave!
As the thought flashed across his mind, he raised his arm slightly. Then, he rubbed his hands and made a sealing gesture.
At this moment, Qin Wushuang's body suddenly stopped. With a smile hanging on his face, he said leisurely: "Older people should go first. I will let Patriarch Xi Men make the first move!"
It would be nice if he did not make this move. Since he did, Xi Men Yu became furious.
Those who practiced martial arts all knew about this common knowledge. While faced enemies, the most taboo thing would be to withdraw in the middle of the attack. This way, you would leave too many openings and flaws.
As long as you were a professional, no one would make such mistake.
And if someone did do such thing, there would only be two reasons. Firstly, he would be a half-skilled guy. Secondly, he was looking down on the enemy and humiliating them!
This son of the Qin did not seem to be unaware of this taboo. However, he had done it intentionally.
"Since you want to die, then I will fulfill your wish!" Anger sprout out through Xi Men Yu as he made hand seal signs continuously. Suddenly, his body moved, and waves of shadows cut through the sky.
His speed was incredibly fast as if suddenly his whole body had disappeared among the sky.