Published at 6th of January 2021 12:12:19 PM
Two days later, the teachers and students returned to the academy, but they had lost their initial excitement and happiness .
This time, the chaos in Wan Ling Mountain had caused many injuries and deaths . They were already very thankful to come back alive, let alone care about anything else .
The news quickly spread around the Imperial City and created a huge uproar .
Peach Garden .
The elders and teachers were gathered together, and the atmosphere in the meeting room was stiff .
After a long while, Elder Sun sighed . “Uncle-Master is cultivating in seclusion these days . I’ll report to him personally and punish myself when he comes out . ”
The crowd looked at each other and started to advise him otherwise . “Elder Sun, this was an accident . You can’t blame yourself…”
“Yeah . Wan Ling Mountain has always been quiet for the past decades, and it’s not the first few times we’ve gone there to hunt for fiends . Nobody would’ve expected that this time… Elder Sun, more people would’ve been injured or dead if you didn’t ask us to evacuate in time . You shouldn’t blame yourself any further . ”
Elder Sun waved his hands, indicating that they did not need to talk any further . “Wrong means wrong . I have to fix the situation . Did you tabulate the injury and death count?”
Wen Yan immediately said, “I’ve settled it . Not including the number of minor injuries, 57 people have serious injuries, and 14 people are… dead . ”
Elder Sun slowly clenched his fists . “Why are there so many? I thought only ten died at first?”
“Yes, only ten people died at first, but… Yeqing found the corpses of the two missing people near the foot of the mountain . ”
“What about the other two?”
Wen Yan looked at Elder Sun’s expression carefully and lowered his voice . “… The other two are Chu Liuyue and Gu Mingzhu . ”
How could they survive after the mountain collapsed? They were also swallowed by the black flying python’s black hole!
Thus, they were also included in the death count .
Elder Sun was dazed when he heard the two names and kept quiet for a while . “Inform their family members of the news . Also, our academy will be fully responsible for this incident, so do your best in terms of compensation . ”
“Yes . ”
Gu family .
A crisp slap broke the room’s silence .
Gu Mingfeng’s head turned to the side, and his face instantly swelled up .
“How did you take care of your elder sister? Why is everyone okay, but she is dead? Gu Mingfeng, you better clearly explain yourself today . If not, don’t think of leaving this house!”
The Gu family head, Gu Wenhui, was furious . He felt that one slap was not enough, so he slapped Gu Mingfeng one more time .
Gu Mingfeng’s face was clearly marked with palm prints . He expressionlessly glanced at Gu Wenhui before looking down .
Gu Wenhui was his so-called father . However, Gu Wenhui only had Gu Mingzhu in his eyes . To him, Gu Mingfeng was just an irritating obstacle .
“I didn’t team with her . I don’t know how she died . ”
“How dare you lie?” Gu Wenhui was beyond furious as he kicked Gu Mingfeng’s chest and hollered, “She used her black Xuan formation crystal, but she didn’t survive . Who else but you knew that she had this trump card? You already hate her normally . Didn’t you steal her item and push her to her death this time? Why do I have such a b*stardly son like you?”
The numbing feeling in Gu Mingfeng’s chest caused his face to turn pale .
Gu Wenhui used all his strength in the kick . If it weren’t because Gu Wenhui was a Xuan Master and wasn’t too physically strong, this kick might have taken Gu Mingfeng’s life .
“I don’t know how she died,” repeated Gu Mingfeng mechanically . “Besides, even Elder Sun couldn’t save her . Father, do you really think a black Xuan formation crystal could do the trick?”
Gu Wenhui was so furious that he laughed . “Great! Great! You even know how to talk back to me now! Your wings have hardened . Why didn’t you die instead?”
Why didn’t you die instead? Gu Mingfeng’s eyelids harshly twitched, and he felt that a part of his heart was completely crushed . Hah… I should’ve known earlier . What am I? I’m just a despicable stain in Gu Wenhui’s heart . This so-called father of mine is very willing to exchange my life for Gu Mingzhu’s .
What is his disdain for me based on? Is it just because my mother had a lowly background? Or is it because I’m the product of Gu Wenhui’s drunk actions?
Gu Mingfeng wiped away the blood on his mouth and slowly stood up . His gentle face was expressionless, but his entire body was cold to the point that it emanated a terrifying aura .
Gu Wenhui was even angrier when he saw Gu Mingfeng like this . “Get lost! The Gu family doesn’t have someone like you!”
Gu Mingfeng looked up . “Since you’re chasing me out, I’ll listen to you . From now on, I won’t take another step into the Gu family, and I won’t get in your way . ”
Then, Gu Mingfeng directly turned around to leave .
Gu Wenhui slammed the table .
When Chu Ning heard the news, he was discussing important matters with Emperor Jiawen in the palace .
Since this situation was serious, Tian Lu Academy had sent someone over to report the news .
When Chu Ning heard the news, it was as though lightning had struck him . He wasn’t able to recover his senses for a very long time .
When Emperor Jiawen saw Chu Ning’s behavior, he could only sigh and allow Chu Ning to go home and rest for a few days .
Chu Ning did not know how he walked out of the palace . He also didn’t know where he went .
His surroundings seemed to be a blur, and there was only himself left between heaven and earth . He had never felt his feet so heavy before, and every step he took was exhausting, even painstakingly difficult . However, he did not dare to stop . He was afraid that the pain and hopelessness would overwhelm him once he did .
As Chu Ning dazedly walked through the streets, someone quickly walked past him and accidentally bumped into him .
“Aish! Do you not know how to walk?” That person cursed at him, but he immediately knew that he had offended someone important when he saw Chu Ning’s clothes . Thus, he kept quiet and left .
When he left, he still said something to the people around him .
“… Yeah! Who would’ve expected Tian Lu Academy to have so many injured and dead people? I heard that more than ten people had died!”
“It’s really such a pity! All of them are rare talents!”
“Sigh, I heard that Chu Liuyue—who just entered the academy—also died . She was a super rare talent!”
“What’s the point? She’s dead, and she’ll never come back alive again…”
Chu Ning forced himself to stand up . He then lowered his head and continued to walk forward .
Someone blocked his path .
Chu Ning slowly raised his head and took quite a while before he recognized the person in front of him .
It was Chu Yan . His face was filled with curiosity and pity when he enunciated every word carefully as he said, “Big Brother, I heard that Chu Liuyue is dead . Aiyo, what should a lonely and unwanted elderly person like you do in the future?”