This commotion immediately attracted the crowd’s attention.
Everyone in the surroundings seemed to have looked over. Those who stood a bit further away would even stand on their toes and stick their heads in to take a closer look.
“What’s the matter? What’s the matter? What’s with the sound just now?”
“I think Ning Zhiqing’s pill exploded…”
“Exploded?! What does that mean?”
“What else can it mean? His pill has problems! Something must’ve happened when he was producing it, which affected this pill’s medicinal effects. Hence, it would explode under such a circumstance. Did you see it? There’s a large crack on the pill!”
“Haha! I didn’t expect the one to have problems not to be Chu Liuyue but Ning Zhiqing! This time, Jiu Xing Alliance has really shot themselves in the foot! They originally could’ve tied, but this happened in the end… Aren’t they bound to lose?!”
The bustling noises came from all directions.
Everyone in Jiu Xing Alliance was stunned.
Zhang Hua was also dazed.
Ning Zhiqing’s face turned as white as a sheet, and he closed his eyes in despair. As expected… I couldn’t avoid it…
“There’s something wrong with this pill.” The judge retracted his fire.
The Rong Ling Pill lay quietly in his palm. A clear crack could be seen on it, and above that, the edges also seemed to be burned.
This pill couldn’t tolerate the impact, so it directly became like this and couldn’t withstand his checks for long.
“Your pill should’ve had issues long ago. You forcefully merged the last few herbs inside and hoped that you could hide your mistakes, right?” asked the judge solemnly and sternly.
Ning Zhiqing’s lips trembled. He didn’t dare to deny or acknowledge it.
Seeing this, what else did the crowd not understand? He was long guilty! It’s no wonder he kept stopping Zhang Hua earlier on. It was to prevent himself from being exposed! It’s a pity that Zhang Hua was bent on trampling Chong Xu Cabinet and insisted on his way. He couldn’t even listen to anything. After everything that’s happened, they pushed themselves down the water!
Seeing the damaged pill in his hands, the judge was also scarred. If it really was because of my mistake that ruined this competition’s results, I would definitely be very guilty. I wouldn’t be able to face the crowd. I couldn’t check the first time because firstly, I wasn’t meticulous enough. Secondly, Ning Zhiqing disguised himself too well. Thinking about it now, it was very close.
Thinking of this, he said words filled with apology to Weichi Song and Chu Liuyue. “I’m really sorry. I almost made the wrong judgment, and you almost lost your victory.”
Chu Liuyue smiled slightly. “You’re too kind. Without you, we wouldn’t have known that this was the result. We still have to thank you.”
The judge looked at Zhang Hua and said ambiguously, “If you want to thank someone, you should thank Master Zhang! If he didn’t insist on a re-check, I wouldn’t have discovered these problems! I almost got cheated!”
This sentence was akin to a rod that harshly hit Zhang Hua’s head. His vision turned black, and his body wavered.
He almost couldn’t stand still. He had seen the previous scene very clearly, and he had completely understood the words they said.
At this very moment, a thought filled his entire brain and kept resounding within: Ning Zhiqing’s pill has problems! Ning Zhiqing lost! Jiu Xing Alliance lost!
The position as one of the top four clans still belongs to Chong Xu Cabinet! All our efforts have been totally wasted! He suddenly turned around and kicked Ning Zhiqing! “This is the good thing you did!”
Following a crisp bone-breaking sound, Ning Zhiqing fell to the ground harshly and spat out blood. “…Master… I… I know I’m wrong…”
Zhang Hua couldn’t release his hatred as he hurriedly went forward and directly lifted Ning Zhiqing by his collar. “What’s the use of knowing you’re wrong?! Ning Zhiqing, I think you’re really tired of living!”
Ning Zhiqing was thrown to the floor, and his entire body was in so much pain that he couldn’t stand up.
The judge finally said nonchalantly, “Master Zhang, what are you doing? He’s indeed in the wrong for hiding the fact that his pill had problems and that he tried to push his pill across, but he’s still your Jiu Xing Alliance’s disciple after all. It seems… rather inappropriate for you to be so harsh, right?”
Zhang Hua’s chest kept heaving up and down. Inappropriate? I can even kill Ning Zhiqing now!
He took a deep breath in and suppressed his exploding anger with much difficulty. “Quickly, bring him down! What an eyesore!”
Two people immediately rushed forward and carried Ning Zhiqing down.
The spectators exchanged glances. Even though Ning Zhiqing was in the wrong, Zhang Hua’s actions are too heartless. No matter what, he’s one of the top few disciples in Jiu Xing Alliance. He’s only lost to Chu Liuyue by accident, yet he’s treated like this now… It could be seen how ruthless and selfish Zhang Hua is as a person. If such a clan really became one of the top four clans, it would only spell trouble.
The judge surveyed the surroundings and boomed, “Chu Liuyue won the ninth heavenly doctor match! At the same time, Chong Xu Cabinet has eventually won after tallying all 27 matches’ points! Jiu Xing Alliance’s challenge failed, and Chong Xu Cabinet will continue to be one of the top four clans!”
He cupped his fists toward Weichi Song and smiled. “Old Song, congratulations!”
Weichi Song returned the action, but he was still in a daze. We won… just like that? We saved… our position?
“This is great!” Lu Zhiyao and the rest reacted for a moment and immediately yelled out in excitement and elation.
“Little Junior Sister, you’re amazing!” The crowd ran over and surrounded Chu Liuyue and Weichi Song. All of them had big smiles plastered on their faces.
“Little Junior Sister won! We won!”
“Hahaha! Someone previously said that our Chong Xu Cabinet wasn’t going to make it and that they wanted to replace us. What happened in the end? They still couldn’t win against us!”
“That’s right! If you don’t have the ability, don’t think too much! If not, you’ll just be a laughingstock!”
“Pfft. If I were part of the Jiu Xing Alliance, I really wouldn’t have the cheek to continue staying here! My face… hurts!”
This side was very lively, while Jiu Xing Alliance’s side was miserable. They looked completely different from their arrogant selves when they first came.
Who would’ve thought things would end up like this? Everything was clearly going well beforehand…
In the end, Chong Xu Cabinet won all four of the last matches, and they forcefully turned their loss into victory!
Three of those matches were even won by Chu Liuyue herself! How perverted!
The commotion on this end had attracted the other clans’ attention.
When the crowd found out that Chong Xu Cabinet had saved their position with the help of Qiang Wanzhou and Chu Liuyue, they all had different reactions.
“It seems like Chu Liuyue didn’t count on luck to take first place in the Wan Zheng Competition…”
“I really don’t know what kind of luck Chong Xu Cabinet has to be able to revive under such circumstances…”
“Jiu Xing Alliance really wasted their efforts. With two such disciples, Chong Xu Cabinet will definitely be one to watch in the future!”