Chapter 263: Kicked Out of the Sect
When SongZhong saw Daoist HuoLong, the anger in his heart temporarily subsided all of a sudden. He had already realized just what was going on from what Daoist HuoLong said. Old Devil Feng was probably afraid that he would spill the beans, thus telling Celestial QingYun what happened. Celestial QingYun then seeked help from Daoist HuoLong. With their close relationship as siblings, it resulted in such a tragedy of him being accused and abandoned.
Since things were already like that, what was the point of getting angry? SongZhong could not help but feel a deep sense of desolation in his heart. He then sneered, “Ha, so it is sect master HuoLong? I wonder if you have any evidence about me being saved away by demonic beasts? If I’m not wrong, there was no one present when I was fighting Old Devil Feng back then!”
“That matter was recounted by Old Devil Feng!” Daoist HuoLong replied calmly.
“Haha, you would believe what he say?” SongZhong could not help but laugh coldly, “You seem to really trust this ‘brother-in-law’ of yours! I think that it is also your brother-in-law’s idea to silence me?”
When SongZhong mention the words ‘brother-in-law’, everyone present exclaimed. It must be understoodd that everyone present here were the elites of the Mystical Sky Yard, at least at the JinDan stage. They were all familiar with the background of Daoist HuoLong. After all, it was no secret that he and Celestial QingYun were siblings. Thus, everyone from the older generation knows about it. Now that SongZhong said that Old Devil Feng was Daoist HuoLong’s brother-in-law, it was akin to saying that Old Devil Feng and Celestial QingYun were husband and wife! This is an earth-shattering news! One was the elder from a devil sect while the other the head of the Jade Pearl Pavilion, an orthodox sect. How was it possible for the both of them to be together? If this matter is really true, then Celestial QingYun’s name and reputation would be totally tarnished!
Daoist HuoLong never expected SongZhong to spill the beans immediately. Thus, he barked, “Bastard, what are you talking about? I am going to kill you!” As he said that, Daoist HuoLong then proceed to activate the formation to kill SongZhong.
As SongZhong saw that, he wanted to take out his copper bell for protection. But just at this moment, Mister First and Mister Second stopped Daoist HuoLong.
Mister First interrupted, “Senior brother HuoLong, SongZhong is already trapped and cannot escape. Why do you have to be in such a hurry to kill him?”
“That’s right! SongZhong being a spy of the demonic beast, is after all just a one sided statement by a devil. We should investigate this matter in detail and take action after we are sure, lest we harm an innocent person!” Mister Second added on.
Obviously, the both of them were doubtful about SongZhong being maligned. After all, they were both not idiots either and would be able to see through this obvious framing incident. If it was any other time, they would gladly watch by the side as Daoist HuoLong cut off SongZhong from his faction. But after they heard what SongZhong just said, they suddenly realized that SongZhong had a secret that was extremely disadvantageous to Daoist HuoLong, thus forcing Daoist HuoLong to silence him.
Mister First and Mister Second had long wanted to overthrow Daoist HuoLong already. It was just that they did not have the chance to do so. Now that they had the chance to do so, they would naturally not let go of it, thus stopping Daoist HuoLong from killing SongZhong.
Daoist HuoLong naturally knew what Mister First and Mister Second were thinking of. But, he was also guilty at heart! Thus, he struggled while saying frustratedly, “Junior brothers, this child is a spy of the demonic beasts without doubt. Don’t stop me and let me kill him!”
“Haiz, senior brother, it’s best to investigate the matter properly!” As Mister First held Daoist HuoLing back, he turned to SongZhong and said, “Little brat, say what you have to!”
“HAHA!” As SongZhong saw that, of course he understood what was going on. He then burst out into laughter, “Forget it, let me tell you what that Old Devil Feng told me! In actual fact, Old Devil Feng and Celestial QingYun are actually a couple; this matter is definitely accurate. Because Celestial QingYun was taken advantage of by others, she had a daughter out of wedlock, Huo QianWu. Daoist HuoLong is actually her uncle. Am I right?”
“Ah~” As everyone heard that, they could not help but sucked in a breath of cold air. They never expected that Huo QianWu was Celestial QingYun’s daughter.
“Bullshit!” Daoist HuoLong was angered to the point his face turned green as he scolded, “Bullshit! Both of you let me go, I want to slaughter him!” As he said that, Daoist HuoLong began to struggle again. It was only a pity that he was unable to compete with Mister First and Mister Second in strength, thus he was restrained.
“Since it is all just nonsense, what harm would it be to let him say it?”, said Mister First.
“That’s right, the way you’re acting make it seems as though you are trying to silence him!” Mister Second added on. Then, he turned to SongZhong and said, “Brat, what else do you have to say, carry on!”
As SongZhong heard that, he said, “Of course I have more. It is regarding my parents’ death! Huo QianWu was the one who sold her body to Old Devil Feng to ask him to ambush them! Daoist HuoLong, while you knew about the matter, you concealed the whole incident in order to protect Huo QianWu that b*tch and even tempered with the investigations in secret to prevent the previous sect master from finding out what actually happened! This time, Old Devil Feng thought that he would be able to kill me for sure, thus telling me everything. After I escaped, Old Devil Feng was afraid that I would spill the beans, so he requested Celestial QingYun to plead with you to silence me! On behalf of your kinship with her, you then accused me as a demonic beast spy. Is this matter true?”
“A load of nonsense!” Daoist HuoLong replied exasperatedly.
“Nonsense? What is nonsensical is that I’m a spy! This daddy here only went to the Eastern Ocean for a few months and I even killed the Black Shark King and obtained the Eastern Ocean Island Head Warrant. If I am a spy of the demonic beasts, why would I do that?”
As everyone heard that, a doubt arose in their hearts. In fact, they were still doubtful about what SongZhong said. After all, any relationship between Old Devil Feng and Celestial QingYun was completely unheard of. However, SongZhong being a spy is something which they could not possibly believe. How was it possible for a child who grew up in the Mystical Sky Yard to become a demonic beasts spy after going to the Eastern Ocean for a few months? Furthermore, what sort of spy would kill the Black Shark King? Without any evidence, it was just too difficult to convince anyone with that.
As Mister First heard what SongZhong said, he could not help but nod, “That’s right. Even though I detest you, I simply cannot discern how you can be a demonic beast spy. Senior brother HuoLong, are you sure you didn’t make a mistake? Didn’t this child grew up in the Mystical Sky Yard?”
“There is no mistake for sure. Not only is he a spy, his parents are also spies who demonic beasts implanted in the Mystical Sky Yard. Thus, SongZhong was influenced by his parents since young, thus becoming a spy as well! These are things which we had always noticed but did not have any evidence. This time, the evidence is obvious!” Daoist HuoLong said in a righteous tone.
As he said that, he suddenly lowered his head and said to Mister First and Mister Second, “Junior brothers, I have a feeling that I may be experiencing a cultivation breakthrough in the near future. For this, I may be entering a secluded cultivation for a very long time and thus, am not suitable for the position of sect master. Today, after taking care of SongZhong, I will not have any worries anymore. I will relinquish my position as sect master and focus on cultivation. However, if this matter is not taken care of, I do not know when I will be able to enter seclusion in peace! This matter relates to my accomplishments in the future and I hope that junior brothers will assist me.”
As Mister First and Mister Second heard that, their eyes lit up. They were not fools either and understood what Daoist HuoLong meant. Obviously, Daoist HuoLong had committed some shady acts and SongZhong had something to blackmail him with. Thus, he was using the position of sect master, in exchange for the silence of Mister First and Mister Second.
After a moment of consideration, looking at the resolute Daoist HuoLong and angered SongZhong, they retreated to the side and said calmly, “Senior brother is right, SongZhong is definitely a spy of the demonic beasts. I hope that senior brother will take care of this traitor!”
Between the position of sect master and SongZhong, they obviously chose the former. After all, they can be said to be mortal enemies with SongZhong. Of their four disciples, three died in his hands and one was still imprisoned, and it was all due to SongZhong. Thus, they naturally hated SongZhong to the bone as well. Now, they were able to reap benefits and have their revenge as well. The only thing they had to do would be to remain silent, how was it possible for them to disagree to such an attractive deal?
It was also because Daoist HuoLong was certain of their thoughts that he would use the position of sect master as a lure. Now that they had taken the bait, he could not help but heaved a sigh of relief. While he can no longer be sect master, it is still better than both of them siblings losing their reputation!
Thinking about this, Daoist HuoLong cupped his fists and said to Mister First and Second, “I thank the both of you for supporting me, I will definitely keep to my word!”
“You’re too polite, we trust senior brother!” Mister First and Mister Second said with hypocrisy. While they only had a verbal agreement, this was an assurance to the high-grade cultivators. It was impossible for any of them to go back on their words. As opposed to the position of sect master, they were more concerned about their reputation.
After Daoist HuoLong cleaned up the obstructions, he said sternly, “SongZhong, you traitorous animal! Today, this old man will execute you here!”
“Old dog!” As SongZhong saw that, he knew that he could not count on Mister First and Mister Second anymore. He then scolded, “You despicable and vile beast, trying to set someone up as righteous! To protect that hypocritical veneers of you and your sister, you actually framed my parents who were killed by you! Do you still know what shame it?!”
As he said that, SongZhong was already suffused with tears. That look of extreme rage in his face made the hearts of the people present turn sour. Even Daoist HuoLong did not dare look him in the eyes. Daoist HuoLong then avoided his gaze and said, “No matter what, SongZhong, you are dead for sure today! Before that, as the sect master of the Mystical Sky Yard, I hereby declare that your family of three is excommunicated from the sect!”