Chapter 71 – Giving People a Taste of Their Own Medicine
Ji Fengyan smiled cheerfully as she looked at Lei Xu. "Fengyan hasn't read too many books and has never heard of such a mundane saying. I only know that I'm Ji City's city lord, holding His Majesty's decree of appointment. Those who aren't respectful towards me aren't respectful towards His Majesty! What does Lei Min count as, daring to question His Majesty?"
When Lei Xu heard Ji Fengyan's words, he almost spat out a mouthful of blood. That decree of appointment in her hands was her biggest counter towards him and was the reason why he hadn't dared to directly crush her to death! However, from what she displayed before and her habit of taking things lying down, Lei Xu completely thought that she was weak and easy to take advantage of, but who would have thought…
She was actually a bastard of a wolf who would bite people.
With Lei Xu present, nobody from Ji City would listen to Ji Fengyan's words, however Ling He and the guards were her blades!
Even though Lei Xu's side had the advantage in numbers in the mountainous forests…
One had to know, Ling He and his group weren't ordinary guards!
They had all returned from the battlefield, true soldiers who had experienced countless bloody battles!
Lei Xu's eyes suddenly shifted, but there was already little meaning in it as Ling He's group basically ignored his aggressiveness. All ten of them took action, instantly knocking those guards protecting Lei Min onto the ground!
In front of Ling He's group of iron-blooded soldiers, those apparently strong guards were as weak as a piece of tofu.
Before the blink of an eye, Ling He had already taken the lead in carrying Lei Min who had hidden behind the crowd out. As Lei Min gave a blood-curdling scream, Ling He threw him in front of Ji Fengyan, directly stepping him into the mud when he tried to crawl up.
"JI FENGYAN, DON"T GO TOO OVERBOARD!" Lei Xu was completely enraged. The anger in his heart already couldn't be suppressed as he saw his only son being stepped into the ground.
Ji Fengyan only carelessly looked at Lei Xu as her lips slightly slid upwards. "Questioning the city lord that His Majesty appointed is the same as questioning His Majesty. Sir Lei, are you saying that you want to protect your son? Publicly oppose His Majesty?"
Lei Xu suddenly trembled. Originally, those family leaders behind him wanted to help, but now they all held their breaths. Nobody would have thought that this unremarkable little brat would actually be so shrewd, unexpectedly bringing out His Majesty's name at this moment. With His Majesty as a cover, nobody would've dared to truly oppose Ji Fengyan right now.
Ling He and his group had an advantage in battle power at this time.
Seeing Lei Xu suffocated to the point where his face was turning blue, the smile of Ji Fengyan's lips grew even deeper. Turning around, she looked at Ling He. "Beat him for me."
"Yes." Ling He and the others' eyes flashed. They had long since saw that unfaithful man Lei Min as an eyesore. Now that they had a legitimate reason to beat him, they obviously wouldn't show mercy.
Lei Min still wanted to say something else, but before he could speak, their heavy swords struck down!
Outside in the mountainous wilderness, they obviously couldn't find a cane. Therefore, Ling He and his group wrapped up their heavy swords in a layer of cloth as a substitute. With a loud smack, the blow landed on Lei Min's posterior!
Those heavy swords forged from profound iron were far from what an ordinary cane could compare to in terms of weight. When that blow landed, it instantly caused Lei Min to scream his throat out. As that heart-rending lung-splitting sound bursted o
ut from his mouth, it sound like a pig being slaughtered.
"Truly a pity that those treasured weapons of Big Brother He and the others were actually used in a place like this. Hah, it truly is making little use of something great." Ji Fengyan grinned, raising her head to look at Lei Xu whose face was turning purple.
Chapter 72 – Kneel
Ji Fengyan's words were what Lei Xu had just said a while ago. Right now, she returned them back to Lei Xu with a flourish.
Lei Xu's face was extremely unsightly. He could only watch wide-eyed as his son was beaten by Ling He and the others until his skin split and his muscles bursted, the hatred towards Ji Fengyan in heart increasing to its utmost limit. It almost required him to crunch his teeth into pieces before he could finally hold himself back from charging forward.
Ling He's group's battle power was very strong while his side lacked enough people. If they truly did have a conflict and Ji Fengyan gave them another charge, then even if she killed them, it was likely no one would even be able to take her down.
Fifty heavy canings. Even if it was a strong-bodied man, it was still likely that he would have lost half of his life much less Lei Min, this tender-skinned young master.
After being caned ten times, the clothes covering Lei Min's posterior had already become ragged, dyed in red as the thick stench of blood began to spread.
In the beginning Lei Min still continued to curse, but near the end his voice turned to bitter pleading, finally his mouth began to foam and his eyes rolled back.
However, Ling He and the others basically had no intentions of stopping.
As Lei Xu watched, his heart leapt in fright. Seeing his son about to be beaten to death, he ignored everything else and abruptly stepped forward to hold back Ling He's heavy sword. "You can't keep on beating him! If you keep on beating him then Min'er will die!"
Ling He twisted his lips, obviously not caring about what Lei Xu said.
In their eyes, it would be the best if that little bastard Lei Min was beaten to death, so why would they let him off?
Perceiving Ling He and the others' indifference, Lei Xu's gaze once again turned to the calm Ji Fengyan off to the side. It was very clear that if she didn't speak, then Ling He's group wouldn't stop.
Lei Xu's emotions were extremely complicated. Seeing Ji Fengyan's seemingly smiling expression, he took a deep breath and stepped forward…
With a "thump" sound, he knelt in front of Ji Fengyan!
This kneel of Lei Xu's stunned everybody on the scene, especially those family leaders. They had essentially never thought that the constantly scheming Lei Xu would actually be forced to such an extent by a little girl.
"Fengyan, you are Ji City's city lord and have been friends with Min'er since young. These last few years in Ji City, Min'er has been spoiled by me and wasn't taught well. As such, I hope that you can give Min'er a chance. It wasn't his intention to question either you or His Majesty, he had only been hasty and afraid of harming everybody's bonds of friendship to say those words." Lei Xu forced himself to say, his eyes filled with blood.
Ji Fengyan glanced at Lei Xu and slightly tilted her head, "Sir Lei, what did you just just say? It was too windy so I didn't hear clearly."
Lei Xu secretly clenched his teeth so tightly that they almost shattered, his head about to explode from anger. However, looking at Lei Min's tragic appearance, he couldn't help but admit defeat.
"Subordinate Lei Xu sincerely requests that the Lady City Lord have mercy and forgives my son this once! In the future, he will not repeat this offence!" Lei Xu said clearly, every single word trembling and carrying blood.
Ji Fengyan's eyes curved up in a smile, pretending to be amicable as she said, "Does Sir Lei have to go through such trouble? Fine, let's stop. Sir Lei also has it rough having such a difficult son. Today, looking at Sir Lei's face, I'll spare him from any other punishment. I do hope that Lei Min learns from his lesson today."
Lei Xu cursed Ji Fengyan's eighteen generations of ancestors several times in his head, his face still maintain that fake appearance where he was about to shed tears of gratitude.
"Thank you, City Lord!"
Chapter 73 – Interwoven and Twisted Currents
Beating someone's son half to death and then forcing that person to kneel and thank you, only Ji Fengyan could do such a thing so naturally.
"Okay, enough. Big Brother He, this much is fine, quickly help him up." Ji Fengyan carelessly waved her hand.
Ling He and another guard sneakily landed two more blows, completely beating Lei Min into a coma before finally putting down their heavy swords and lifting him up.
At this moment, Lei Min's legs were covered in blood. Even in his stupor, they still couldn't stop trembling.
This scene landed on Lei Xu's heart, the pain feeling almost like a blade being dug into it. He immediately called for someone to bring Lei Min over, secretly sweeping a glance over at Ji Fengyan. No matter how much he wanted to immediately kill her, he could only swallow his grievances and keep maintaining his thankful expression
Ji Fengyan couldn't care less about Lei Xu's false act and instead lifted a brow as she looked at Ling He who had once again sheathed his heavy sword on his back. "How was it?"
Ling He laughed and whispered, "Awesome!"
Chuckling, Ji Fengyan spoke in a voice that only she and the other guards could hear. "This is revenge. Since his old man dare to scheme against you guys, then this Young Master will also pull his son down with us."
Ji Fengyan's understated words shook Ling He and the others. They then finally realized that the reason why she was so ruthless this time wasn't for herself, rather it was because Lei Xu did something to that tunnel from before and had almost injured Ling He and the guards…
The cheerfulness from releasing their pent-up anger immediately changed into a warm and bitter sweetness. Clearing their throats, Ling He and the others pushed down the emotions in their hearts.
On Lei Xu's side, he had already began to let people take care of Lei Min's wounds but unfortunately, this time they didn't bring a doctor along as he had planned for Ji Fengyan to be injured instead. Who would have thought… that in the end, the one who urgently needed a doctor wasn't Ji Fengyan, rather it was his own son.
Seeing his own son looking so tragic for the first time, Lei Xu already couldn't wait any longer by now, ordering people to lift Lei Min up and prepared to leave for treatment.
"Sir Lei, where are you planning on going?" Ji Fengyan suddenly asked.
The moment Lei Xu heard Ji Fengyan's voice, his scalp immediately started to turn numb. Unfortunately, he could only brace himself and turn around to look at her. "Reporting to the City Lord, Min'er has suffered severe injuries, therefore… your subordinate wishes to first bring him to get his wounds looked at."
"Eh?" Ji Fengyan lightly lifted her brow, smiling rather innocently, "I can't help but remind Sir Lei that your task today was to bring me to look at the mineral veins around Ji City. Right now, these mineral veins aren't up to satisfaction and you're planning on neglecting your duty?"
And there was another big crime placed on Lei Xu's head. He almost spat out blood.
If they were inside Ji City, then he essentially wouldn't care about Ji Fengyan, but… Looking at the wild wilderness and then looking at Ling He and the others standing behind her…
"But Min'er's injuries…" Lei Xu tried to struggle.
"Don't worry Sir Lei. You only need to bring me to a few satisfactory mineral veins and then we can immediately head back to Ji City to look for a doctor to treat Lei Min." Ji Fengyan smiled harmlessly.
However, when her words entered Lei Xu ears, it sounded like the summons of a devil.
Ji Fengyan was clearly threatening Lei Xu with Lei Min's life or death, forcing him to reveal the locations of those mineral veins, otherwise… She wouldn't let Lei Xu take his son back for treatment!