"What should we do?" Zhang Cunyi snorted and said to the crowd. "Everyone, what should we do then?"
When the agitated cultivator heard that, he shouted, "What should we do? Hand over the perpetrator and punish him severely. He must be severely punished!"
Another cultivator said sarcastically, "Fox spirits are Demon Witches, to begin with. It's fine that you're in cahoots with them, but I can't believe you don't even know how to discipline them. Now that such a thing has happened, I think Zhenren Li, you, the leader of Fox Zen School, should be done away with!"
When Zou Ping from the Zhengyi School, saw that such a great opportunity could be used to vent her anger, she said loudly, "There are two ways to sort this. The first way is for Zhenren Li to destroy his relationship in the name of justice. The second way is to resign from being the leader of the Fox Zen School and withdraw from the Taoist assembly. You'll never be allowed to participate in it!"
When everyone heard that, they all turned to Zou Ping and thought to themselves, ''The most venomous thing of all is a woman's heart. Not bad! This Zou Ping is really ruthless!''
Zhang Cunyi sneered and said, "Is that all? What about those who were bullied and cheated on? Zhenren Li, your Disanxian Teahouse must be closed, and you'll have to pay ten times the compensation! Moreover, you'll have to apologize to everyone publicly and swear that you will never have any contact with these Demon Witches again!"
Only then did everyone realize that this Zou Ping wasn't the cruelest but rather Zhang Cunyi!
Zou Ping just let out a sigh of relief, but Zhang Cunyi had just cut off Li Yundong's money and slapped his face!
Cultivators valued reputation above all else. If his reputation was gone, what would happen even if he became an immortal?
At this time, everyone's eyes were fixed on Li Yundong, waiting for the young cultivator to make a choice.
At this point, Zi Yuan also involuntarily clenched her fists. Her eyes went wide as she looked nervously at the battlefield. At this moment, she felt like she'd returned to ten years ago!
Wasn't it because her own master Wang Yuan had fallen in love with Ao Wushuang of Fox Zen School that he eventually turned against all the sects in the world of cultivation?
Why was that scene... happening again?
''That's how those people forced my master back in those days. Why are they now coming to force Li Yundong? Why are things so strikingly similar?''
Zi Yuan's heart was in a state of panic and chaos. This normally calm fairy was in complete disarray. She couldn't help but think, ''Back then, for Ao Wushuang, Master didn't hesitate to leave the sect and turn against the world of cultivation. This Li Yundong... What will he do?''
Li Yundong listened to Zou Ping and Zhang Cunyi's words with no expression on his face. After they had finished speaking, he fell silent for a while. Suddenly, he laughed softly, and then his laughter gradually became louder. There seemed to be disdain and ridicule brewing in his throat. Gradually, his laughter became louder and louder, as if the thunderclouds in the Ninth Heaven were rolling and rumbling, shaking the teacups on the table. The tea was rippling round and round.
Zhang Cunyi heard that Li Yundong's laughter was full of mockery. He shouted angrily, "Li Yundong, what are you laughing at? Are you so arrogant that you think you can be the enemy of all the cultivation sects in the world?"
Li Yundong burst out laughing. Without looking at Zhang Cunyi, he said to the crowd, "Is that everyone's opinion?"
The crowd looked at each other for a while. Most of the cultivators did not want Li Yundong, an extremely powerful rookie, to appear and steal the limelight from everyone else. Du Fei, Wei Qing, and the others who sympathized with Li Yundong, still would not dare to stand up for Li Yundong due to the unfavorable situation. Therefore, they chose to remain silent.
Seeing that everyone was adding insult to injury, Li Yundong couldn't help laughing wildly. His laughter was even more arrogant than before.
The crowd was provoked into anger by Li Yundong's laughter. Someone said loudly, "Li Yundong, what are you so arrogant about? Do you think you are invincible?"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "I'm laughing because of nothing. I'm laughing because you're really innocent. Do you think that you can force me to be obedient by saying these words?"
Hearing this, everyone became furious. Some hot-tempered people stood up and hurled abuse at Li Yundong. Some of the more mature ones were also angry and looked at Li Yundong with a scowl.
Li Yundong acted as if he couldn't hear their words and didn't see their threatening eyes. He looked coldly at Zhang Cunyi and said, "Zhenren Zhang, I already know what you said and I believe you! Since someone in my sect made a mistake, I will punish myself. It's not up to you to tell me what to do. This is a private matter concerning the Fox Zen School. What right do you have to decide what I should do and what I shouldn't?"
After that, Li Yundong pointed to Su Chan, Ling Yue, and the other foxes, and said, "I'll bear the blame for the mistakes they made because I'm their leader! I'll pay for what they did, but I won't close the teahouse! I'll definitely apologize for what I have to, but I'm not apologizing to you, but to the victims! As for the Taoist assembly, humph, aren't you just hoping for me to withdraw from it? Fine, I won't fight for this Immortal Pen. I'll let you have it!"
Li Yunyang looked at the crowd with a sneer and said, "Well, are you satisfied?"
Everyone looked at each other. Some of them, who had evil intentions, saw that their purpose to make Li Yundong withdraw from the competition had been achieved, so they no longer made a fuss. In contrast, some of them, who was open and kind, said, "Li Yundong, you are taking care of your own people!"
Li Yundong looked coldly at the person who spoke. "I am protecting my own people. What do you want?"
His words made the man speechless. Some cultivators who couldn't bear to watch supported him and said, "Li Yundong, you are helping the wicked. As a cultivator, you should enforce justice on behalf of heaven and kill your own relatives. Stop being evil and let bygones be bygones!"
Su Chan was Li Yundong's weakness. His words touched Li Yundong's negate scale and Li Yundong immediately flew into a rage. He glared at the man and roared, "If you have the guts, say that again!"
This roar was like a clap of thunder out of nowhere, and it instantly made everyone's ears buzz. Everyone felt like there was a fierce tiger growling angrily in front of them!
The man who had spoken before was almost scared out of his wits by Li Yundong's roaring. He was so frightened that his face turned pale and he muttered quietly, but no one heard what he said.
At this time, Li Yundong was so angry that his hair stood on end. His eyes had gone as big as copper bells, and the bones throughout his body were cracking. He was like a fierce beast who could choose to eat someone at any time. He glanced at the crowd fiercely and coldly and said in an icy voice, "Who else wants to enforce justice on behalf of heaven and have me destroy my own relatives? Stand up and speak!"
The crowd had seen Li Yundong's gentle and modest appearance before. He was not only handsome, but also elegant and scholarly. Several times, he had only smiled when someone provoked him, as if there were a cool breeze stroking his face.
But at this time, Li Yundong suddenly became furious. He shook his body wildly and turned into a behemoth. For a moment, everyone was so shocked that they subconsciously raised the Zhenqi in their bodies to guard against Li Yundong's sudden attack!
They had seen Li Yundong's ability and means before, and no one dared to reach out to touch his reverse scale when he was so angry.
"Enforce justice on the perpetrators on the behalf of heaven? Destroy relatives?"
"Come on! As the saying goes, even a rabbit bites people when pressed, and a dog jumps over a wall in desperation. This is a fierce tiger. If he is pressed into a corner, who knows what terrible things he will do!"
When everyone saw that Li Yundong had agreed to withdraw from the Taoist assembly, they had the intention to settle the matter peacefully. The cultivators who were open-minded and kind-hearted were so shaken by Li Yundong's roar that they did not dare to say another word.
Zhang Cunyi also sighed at this time. He said hypocritically, "Zhenren Li, you must think that I am against you, but have you ever thought that you are so strong and powerful? Others naturally can't do anything to you. No one dares to sue you! But have you ever thought about how angry those who have been oppressed by you and your disciples must be?"
Li Yundong looked at Zhang Cunyi with cold eyes. "Zhenren Zhang, what else do you have in mind? Just say it straight and don't fake it!"
Zhang Cunyi was shocked by Li Yundong's gaze. He snorted and said, "I have no good idea. I just said what I wanted to say! Zhenren Li, since you agree to withdraw from the Taoist assembly, please sit down in your own seat. I hope that you'll restrain your disciples from now on. Otherwise, although the world is big, there will be no place for your Fox Zen School to live!"
Li Yundong took a deep look at Zhang Cunyi and stopped talking. He then turned around and walked to his desk to sit down.
At this time, Zi Yuan, Zhou Qin, and Ruan Hongling, who were sitting around the table, all looked at Li Yundong with a complicated look in their eyes. They felt both admirations and sigh for Li Yundong. They admired Li Yundong because he was indeed a man of responsibility. He had put all the blame on himself, but they sighed because Li Yundong had definitely offended most of the cultivation sects in the world.
When Su Chan saw Li Yundong sit down, she couldn't help looking at him with tears in her eyes. Her eyes were full of fear. She couldn't help but say in a trembling voice, "I'm sorry, Leader, I've caused you trouble again. I, I didn't want to..."
Seeing the girl crying like a pear blossom in the rain, Li Yundong's anger suddenly dissipated. He reached out under the table, gently grabbed the girl's hand, and said softly, "I know, you want to prove yourself, don't you? It's my fault. I shouldn't have put you under so much pressure. Don't cry. This time, we haven't done it well. We've learned our lesson. We can do better next time."
Su Chan had been under a lot of pressure before, especially in the face of Zhou Qin and Zi Yuan, who could help Li Yundong. She was even more worried that she would hold Li Yundong back all day long, and she wanted to help Li Yundong and prove herself.
But in the end, she had still failed to help him!
When the girl heard Zhang Cunyi's sudden attack, she had a strong feeling that the end of the world was coming, as if the sky had collapsed!
What made Su Chan panic most was that she was afraid that Li Yundong would abandon her in a rage. But at this time, after hearing his words, she realized how much Li Yundong loved her and what a superfluous thought she was having.
Upon hearing Li Yundong's calm words, Su Chan could not help but burst into tears. The girl choked with sobs and said, "In order not to trouble you, Zhou Qin jiějie broke her bones to get the Immortal Pen. But I always did you a disservice and you couldn't get the pen. I, I'm really useless!"
Li Yundong smiled gently. He reached out his hand and stroked the little girl's cheeks affectionately. "Silly girl! Didn't I say before that a dead object can't replace a living thing? How can an immortal pen compare with you? Besides, if I were still the poor boy I was in the past, would you still be with me?"
Su Chan looked at Li Yundong with tearful eyes and nodded.
Li Yundong laughed and said, "See, isn't that enough? When you liked me, it was because I treated you well, not because I had money or ability; When I first liked you, it was because of your naivety and naughtiness, and you never looked down on me. So, even if you break the sky, as long as you are still that innocent, lovely little girl, I will help you repair it! If you love someone, you can't require them to change just because you change. Since I love you, then I have to accept all the advantages and disadvantages of you from back then. You don't have to think about changing, and there is no need to change, because I love you!"
Su Chan was moved and burst into tears. She sobbed, "I understand. I won't hold you back anymore!"
Li Yundong chuckled and reached out to wipe away the tears on the little girl's face. He said with a smile, "Don't cry. There are so many people watching. Isn't it embarrassing?"
Su Chan stretched out her hand and kept wiping her tears. She wanted to laugh, but when she smiled, more tears flowed out. She wiped her tears while laughing, "What should I do if I can't control myself? I, I just want to cry. What should I do?"
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Then come into my arms and cry, okay?"
Finally, Su Chan couldn't bear it anymore. She threw herself into Li Yundong's arms and burst into tears. "Yundong, why are you so nice to me?"
He stroked the girl's smooth black hair lovingly and said softly, "Silly girl, if I didn't treat you well, who would I be good to?"
They talked intimately, as if no one was around. For a moment, the people in the small building all heard them clearly. They sat there in a daze and couldn't speak for a long time.
Everyone fixed their eyes on this intimate couple. They snuggled up with each other, as if heaven and earth had collapsed, and no one could separate them...