143 That“s It?
No one had expected this tough attitude from Jiang Chen, since he had been patient, yet he was being aggressive to Apprentice Brother Xiang.
Xiang Liang was a senior disciple of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness.
He was struck dumb, too. Quickly, he grasped the handle of his sword. His eyes were full of anger.
He was called a piece of crap in the presence of many people. It was so humiliating that he wanted to kill Jiang Chen.
Tan Yun and the others couldn't help stepping back, having sensed Xiang Liang's anger. Li Xin was surprised and angry, but most of all, she was smug.
Her wrist was still aching due to Jiang Chen's grasp.
The other disciples' cold and gloomy expressions showed Jiang Chen he was in big trouble.
"You'll come to learn how temporary elation brings eternal pain."
Xiang Liang drew out his class-three spiritual sword slowly. Its blade was emitting a brilliant radiance. Starting from his feet, the aggressive energy of the sword extended and created a strong wind.
What a strong energy of the sword! The disciple of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness is great.
Even Tan Yun couldn't help but exclaim silently.
Jiang Chen smiled disdainfully and said, "You came here, so aggressive, treading on others at will, and now act like it's the fault of others."
The people present were confused and surprised by Jiang Chen's words.
Did he have any backup? Even at this moment, he was talking tough instead of begging for mercy.
"The weak don't deserve dignity."
Xiang Liang was on his guard, in case Jiang Chen's backup suddenly showed up, but he eased up when he saw Jiang Chen taking out his Redcloud Sword.
Jiang Chen was the only one who would fight against him.
"Again, such a ridiculous tone," Jiang Chen sneered.
"I'm in the completed preliminary stage, while you're in the beginning. Both of our spiritual swords are class-three. If you want to win me, your sword method has to be greater than mine."
Those of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness all burst into laughter when they heard Xiang Liang.
It was like sentencing Jiang Chen to death.
"You've been proud as a peacock since you showed up. You know I use swords as well, so you just want a fight to show off. Now, I'm curious to see how good you are."
Jiang Chen wasn't affected. The spirit of his sword was still soaring.
"So ignorant! Let me teach you a lesson.
"This movement of mine is called Chasing Stars and the Moon. I'll show you first to prove the gap between us."
As Xiang Liang waved his sword, those beside him hurried to step back.
He was moving swiftly with his sword. His movements were mysterious and elegant, showing no traces of effort.
Suddenly, he thrust his sword forward. A crescent-shaped radiance of the sword was created and many giant trees collapsed. The cuts were as smooth as a mirror.
Shui Sheng's heart sank. She realized why Xiang Liang was so confident that he didn't mind to go first, since even if one watched from a distance, one could tell they wouldn't be able to dodge it in a real fight.
"Now, do you understand what our gap is? Kneel down and slap yourself," Xiang Liang stopped his movements and said arrogantly.
He had talked so much because he didn't want to waste his holy yuan on fighting.
"Is that it?"
Jiang Chen only said three words, and Xiang Liang turned black immediately. The other disciples of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness, who were feeling proud of their apprentice brother, all flew into a rage.
"He doesn't know his place at all!"
"He's courting death. Apprentice Brother Xiang won't take it easy on him!"
"I don't think he realizes how powerful this movement is, so he's clamoring. He's definitely asking for death."
The disciples of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness all started to swear.
"Good. Very good. You asked for this."
Xiang Liang sneered and drew out his sword once again. This time, he didn't only intend to show his smart sword movements, but take use of the holy yuan that had been purified by his holy points, so his power was hundreds of times stronger.
Also, this time he wasn't aiming for trees anymore, but for Jiang Chen's right arm.
He intended to cut off Jiang Chen's right arm!
The other people saw this and were struck dumb.
Even if they could see through his movements, they wouldn't be able to protect themselves from it, as proven just before.
No one on the spot could do it.
Except Jiang Chen.
As soon as Xiang Liang brandished his sword, Jiang Chen warded it off with the Redcloud Sword.
He was as fast as a ghost. It was a traceless movement, but he had cracked it easily, and the way he moved was so casual. There was no change in his expression. He just looked at his rival indifferently.
"What…" Xiang Liang was the most surprised one.
"That's it?" Jiang Chen repeated again. He lost his interest, and even felt disappointed.
"As a disciple of the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness, that's it?" Jiang Chen asked again and brandished his sword towards the ground, hard.
A dreadful scream sounded. An arm holding a sword flew off and fell onto the ground.
Xiang Liang's right arm had been cut off!
For a swordsman, this was the end of the world.
"He's so cruel!"
Jiang Chen's expression was still the same, as if he was eager to leave, but this time the others didn't interpret it as fear or worry.
It was disdain. He was looking down on Xiang Liang and his companions.
What was most ridiculous was that they had asked for it.
Xiang Liang was lying on the ground, feeling a lot of pain. He shouted, "Who are you! Tell me your name! The Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness won't let you go so easily!"
Jiang Chen curled his lip and said coldly, "Jiang Chen, key disciple of the Natural Law School."
"The Natural Law School? Key disciple?"
They were surprised again, sizing him up as if they couldn't believe what they'd been told.
Xiang Liang couldn't spit out a single word. Both the Natural Law School and the Sword Sect of Returning to Oneness were among the top ten schools and sects. He had looked for trouble and lost an arm. It wouldn't make sense for his school to revenge him.
"He's inherited the doctrine of sword! He's the one who inherited the doctrine of sword!" Li Xin shrieked.
The fight between Jiang Chen and Li Qin was well known in the Fire Field.
The most well-known points were Jiang Chen's holy pulse and the fact that he had inherited the doctrine of sword.
Shui Sheng was looking at him from behind and mouthing his name silently. She felt like her cheeks were burning somehow.
"You, slap yourself until I tell you to stop."
Jiang Chen pointed at Li Xin. He didn't want to have problem with her, but he had to punish her for what she had done.
"Apprentice… Apprentice Brother Jiang Chen, I didn't know it was you…" Li Xin felt bitter. She was regretful.
"Hum… now you know you were wrong. So why did you do that? If Apprentice Brother Jiang Chen weren't here, Shui Sheng would have been in big trouble!"
Tan Yun, who had been hiding in the back, suddenly walked up to her. She was very excited. Her expression was quite lively.
"It's fine, Apprentice Brother Jiang Chen. Please let her go," Shui Sheng said.
She didn't want any trouble, hoping this affair could end as soon as possible.
Jiang Chen had to give up since Shui Sheng had asked.
"Thank you. Thank you." Li Xin looked at Shui Sheng with gratitude.
"Fine. I have to leave. Bye."
Jiang Chen put his sword back into the sheath and turned to leave.
"You won't go anywhere!"
At this moment, an angry shout was heard from not far away.
Then, they heard footsteps of horses as loud as thunder and saw dust in the direction where the voice had come from. For a moment, they thought they were in a battlefield where they were facing the attack of cavalries.
Soon, a youngster riding a tiger came into their view.
His handsome face was ice cold. He was staring at Jiang Chen.
"Jiang Chen of the Natural Law School, today you won't go anywhere," he said again. His tone didn't sound like he was threatening, but was stating a fact.
Immediately, puppet machine-operated beasts poured in and surrounded them.