46 Yang Jianwei
Jiang Chen looked over to Wen Xin. She was smiling and looking at Jiang Chen, wondering how he would react after learning her identity.
To her disappointment, he was only a little surprised. He wasn't worried about the attitude he had shown at all.
His expression looked as though it was saying, "Even though you're a princess, I would have acted the same."
Suddenly Yang Jianwei stared at Jiang Chen and Hong Feiyu and shouted, "Hong Feiyu, what a degenerate you are! How could you make friends with just anyone? No one knows where this guy came from. Why did you take him here and let him offend the princess?!"
"I didn't. I didn't know Sister Wen Xin was here," Hong Feiyu said.
"Cut the crap!"
Yang Jianwei didn't listen to him. He looked over to Jiang Chen and said, "Dude, did you talk to the princess? Are you aiming for the moon?"
This explained why he was here.
Someone must have seen Jiang Chen and Wen Xin were talking and notified this admirer of hers.
It was to Jiang Chen's surprise that he was being so childish.
"So? Is the princess your property? Do you have the right to decide who can talk to her?"
At that moment, Wen Xin's eyes lit up a little. It seemed that due to a lack of social experiences, this guy feared nothing, not the princess or Yang Jianwei.
She wanted to test Jiang Chen to see how great he was.
"What did you say?"
Yang Jianwei was surprised by his response. The others beside him also had shocked expression on their faces.
Hong Feiyu pulled Jiang Chen's arm gently, as a hint that he shouldn't act rashly.
"I said it with common sense," Jiang Chen said.
"How dare you! No one has ever talked to me like this. Who are you?"
"What a baby!" Jiang Chen responded with a sneer.
Yang Jianwei got very angry. He scolded him, "Listen to me. No matter what you want from the princess, you'd better stay away from her. Otherwise you will have no way to stay here in Ninedragons."
"Won't I?" Jiang Chen responded by asking.
"Are you questioning me?" Yang Jianwei's face turned red.
Jiang Chen shrugged his shoulders and glanced at Wen Xin, who had been silent. He said, "I don't want anything from anyone. It was just a normal conversation. You're too opinionated. You poke your nose into my affairs just because I'm not a local here? You can scold people at will, but the others can't talk back?"
Then he gave a smug smile.
Yang Jianwei got even angrier. He understood what Jiang Chen meant by this smile. It was as if he were saying, "Who do you think you are?"
"Fine, do you dare fight with me?"
"Brother Jianwei, you don't have to do it by yourself. I am enough to beat him," the youngster who had stopped Jiang Chen came forward.
"Great, Zhao Jun! Beat him good!"
Yang Jianwei gnashed his teeth and threw Jiang Chen a fierce look.
Zhao Jun was in the beginning of the middle stage of the Gathering Yuan State. He was skilled at swordsmanship.
He thought Jiang Chen was very young and was only in the peak of the preliminary stage, so he wanted to show off in front of everyone.
Jiang Chen became intrigued when he recalled how that man had stopped him. He said, "Good. I want to know how skilled the promising youngsters here are. But I want to make a bet."
"What do you want to bet?" Yang Jianwei asked.
"If this guy loses, you should apologize to my friend. You just said something very rude to him."
Jiang Chen could tell Hong Feiyu was a kind man, but he was also introverted and soft, since he had been bullied for years.
Even Hong Feiyu was surprised to hear Jiang Chen's request. It brought him an unusual feeling.
He barely had any friends in Ninedragons due to his weakness and Yang Jianwei's bullying.
He had tried to make friends, but it didn't take long for those guys to part with him since they couldn't bear others' weird looks, because they were with the "loser of Ninedragons."
He had been cheated, too. Some people took advantage of him and then deserted him.
Yang Jianwei, of course, wouldn't throw in the towel. But it wasn't him who was going to fight, so he was more or less unsure about the situation.
"Don't lose face," he said to Zhao Jun.
"Trust me, Brother Jianwei."
Wen Xin was interested to see what skills Jiang Chen had, so she was standing aside and keeping silent.
"Come on, country bumpkin." Zhao Jun glanced at what Jiang Chen was wearing and smiled disdainfully.
Jiang Chen felt his aggressiveness rise, but kept holding his sword in his right hand. Naturally, since he wasn't showing any aggressiveness, his sword didn't chime.
"What an arrogant idiot! You haven't even mastered the sword point, but have the nerve to challenge Brother Jianwei."
Zhao Jun sneered when he figured this out. A guy who hadn't mastered the sword point was vulnerable and not worth mentioning at all.
"Give him a good lesson." Yang Jianwei eased up, crossing his arms over his chest.
"The first movement, Huaqing Holy Sword!"
Zhao Jun was wicked and merciless. The airflow stirred by his sword blew the fallen leaves on the ground far away.
At the same time, Jiang Chen didn't show anything special.
He brandished his sword with his right hand. Yang Jianwei and the others burst into laughter when they saw his ordinary movement.
"The spiral vigor!"
Jiang Chen showed a smile and started to manipulate his genuine yuan.
His iron sword was covered by an intangible energy. The energy kept whirling around the tip of the sword.
Pah! The aggressive Zhao Jun suddenly flew away and into a bamboo as thick as a fist, breaking it.
The sudden turnaround confused everyone. It had happened so fast that Yang Jianwei and the others didn't even have the time to hold back their smiles.
"Damn! You cheated us by keeping your state a secret?!" Yang Jianwei didn't know how Jiang Chen had done it, so he just made a wild guess.
"He challenged me. I am indeed in the peak of the preliminary stage. You can only blame yourselves. It's because you so-called geniuses are not good enough," Jiang Chen laughed at them.
"Damn! You're playing with fire!" Yang Jianwei intended to give him a lesson upon hearing this.
"Why? Are you eating your words in front of the princess?"
Wen Xin felt something different when she heard Jiang Chen saying "princess." Jiang Chen was much more interesting than the others to her.
"Let's have a fight. If I lose, I will not only apologize to Hong Feiyu, but also…" Yang Jianwei glanced at Wen Xin, trying to hold back his anger for that moment.
Jiang Chen interrupted, "It's another matter. Let's handle one after another. You apologize first. And then I'll fight with you."
Yang Jianwei looked sullen. Then he came to himself and said, "You mean you'll fight with me?"
Then he went up to Hong Feiyu.
"You have to show your sincerity. Otherwise, if I feel you don't mean it from the bottom of your heart, I won't make another bet with you," Jiang Chen said.
Yang Jianwei had originally intended to be mocking, but he took a deep breath and said loudly, "Hong Feiyu, what I've said is wrong. Please let it go."
Hong Feiyu raised his head arrogantly and didn't even look at him.
This irritated Yang Jianwei. Even his face was contorted with anger. Then he went up to Jiang Chen immediately.
"Now even if you don't want to fight with me, I'll beat your brains out," Yang Jianwei said coldly.
"I never said I didn't want to," Jiang Chen said.
Wen Xin suddenly opened her mouth and stepped between them. "Yang Jianwei, you were defending me without asking for my opinion. What is this? Besides, you are in the completed middle stage of the Gathering Yuan State and have also mastered the sword point. Are you going to bully him or what?"
Her words changed Jiang Chen's impression of her.
At least she had a conscience. She had intimidated Yang Jianwei and at the same time, disclosed his state and swordsmanship, as a way to warn Jiang Chen.
"Let's wait and see!"
Of course Yang Jianwei was unhappy with the situation. He gave Jiang Chen a stare and left.
As long as Jiang Chen was staying in Ninedragons, he would find a way to deal with him!
"Watch out for yourself."
Wen Xin glanced at Jiang Chen and left at a fast pace, carrying her sword on her back.
"Jiang Chen, come to my home. Otherwise Yang Jianwei will cause you trouble," Hong Feiyu said.
He was already treating Jiang Chen as a friend.
But before that, Jiang Chen was going to the square to take in the spirit of the sword from the sword trails.