Published at 20th of November 2020 10:51:51 AM
“Uh, we were planning on seeking shelter at Cai Manor!” Captain Pang spoke before she could .
This captain of the guards no longer treated Zhuo Fan as a common servant, but of equal status .
“You should know that Cai clan’s young master has a marriage agreement with young miss . ”
“Hmm, Windgaze City’s Cai clan?”
Zhuo Fan rubbed his chin, nodding .
According to this body’s memories, Cai clan was the best clan in the Windgaze City, of the same power as Luo clan . If he could hand over the Luo siblings to them, then the grudge would be settled and his heart demon lightened . Maybe it could even be dispelled .
Zhuo Fan nodded at this thought, “Alright, let’s go to the Cai clan . ”
But not before he took one last look at Blackwind Mountain, mumbling, “I’ll be back . ”
At the same time, in a dark cave atop Blackwind Mountain, a malevolent youth was on a large seat . His eyes were filled with cruelty as they flicked to his subordinate, “Any news of Steward Sun?”
“R-reporting to young lord, Steward Sun said he’d soon have the martial art . ” The bandit was shaking like a leaf, fearing to even meet the youth’s eyes .
“Hhha, withdraw . ”
“Yes!” The bandit wiped the sweat from his head, not lingering one moment more if he could help it, from fear of being eaten .
The youth rose and moved behind the cover placed at the back of his seat . An old man laid there, glaring with fury at him . His lips trembled but no words came out .
The youth patted the man’s hand with a smile, “Master, be at ease, your friend left first and is waiting for you . Once Returning Dragon Palm arrives, I will reunite you two old friends . ”
The old man’s eyes were bloodshot at this, as if wanting to eat him alive . Despite the constant trembling, he could do nothing else .
In response, the youth’s savage and vicious laughter echoed throughout the cave…
Windgaze City was the largest city in a hundred miles and a ten day-journey from the Luo clan . From fear of other bandits pursuing them, Zhuo Fan and the others sped up and reached it in five .
Once inside, the bustling of the city assaulted them while also bringing some comfort . All the tension accumulated over these past days seemed to seep from them .
Now that she was finally around other people, Luo Yunchang’s strained face finally revealed a smile .
“Yunhai, look there!” pulling his hand, she pointed at a juggling stall .
Captain Pang was happy to know the fall of the young miss’ clan didn’t put a damper on her spirits, “Brother Zhuo Fan, I seem to recall you never came to Windgaze City . ”
Zhuo Fan just nodded .
Captain Pang was stunned at that .
Windgaze City’s bustle was famous around these parts . He recalled the last time he came here and was so excited he couldn’t sleep for three nights . Why was it that a home grown kid who never saw the flourishing city didn’t even flinch?
Of course, how could he know? In Zhuo Fan’s eyes, this place was no different than a village .
“Old Pang, is Cai clan far from here?” Sharing hardships brought them closer and even started calling each other brothers .
Luo Yunchang spoke before Captain Pang could, “We don’t need to go so quickly . I and Yunhai must make an official visit first, then I will come see you . Stay at a tavern in the meantime . ”
“So annoying!” frowned Zhuo Fan .
With a bitter smile, Captain Pang just shrugged, “Can’t be helped . There’s no one rushing us now . If we go there now, they will laugh at us for not showing propriety . ”
“Fine, you go first . ” Zhuo Fan sighted, but nodded .
As long as the siblings were safe and he gained his freedom, waiting for a bit more wouldn’t hurt .
After five days of silence, someone couldn’t restrain their temper and began running his mouth .
“Humph, stinky slave . Windgaze City is my sister’s domain . Just you wait, see how I’ll deal with you . ” Luo Yunhai crossed his arms and flared his nostrils, becoming the same old impertinent young master from before .
He didn’t get to enjoy it though, as Zhuo Fan delivered a healthy kick to his rear . He flew a meter and landed on his face .
“No need to wait, let’s settle this now . ”
Luo Yunchang rushed to help her brother and glared at Zhuo Fan, “Why do you always pick on a child?”
“It’s your brother who needs a spanking . ”
Zhuo Fan shot her a look then waved, “Go already . After you settle in, if you still look at me with such discontent, I will not hesitate to leave you . ”
Luo Yunchang snorted and left while hugging her brother .
Luo Yunhai rested his head on her shoulder, face red as if choking but not daring to make a peep .
Even a child like him understood the two siblings had no power in the forest and suffered at the hands of that despicable and dastardly servant . But now that they were in Windgaze City, his sister’s turf, it didn’t seem to make much difference . [Why am I getting beaten by that damn slave again?]
[Does this slave fear not even Heaven and Earth?] Luo Yunhai never saw anyone like him in the Luo clan .
Captain Pang watched this unfold with shock to say the least, as his eyes were close to popping .
Not even he knew Zhuo Fan was so daring and impertinent that he’d beat up the young master right in front of young miss . Yet she did not make a complaint nor retaliate .
Young miss dotted on her brother, never once being harsh with him . Yet Zhuo Fan trampled over young master with no regard to her with uncanny ease and skill .
Now he understood why young master looked at Zhuo Fan like a mouse eyeing a cat .
Wiping the sweat off his forehead, Captain Pang said, “Brother Zhuo Fan, young master is your lord . If not out of respect for the young miss, do it out of respect for her husband . How could you kick him?”
Zhuo Fan laughed then shrugged . No one was a lord in his eyes . Everything he did was to remove the heart demon .