"You... What did you say?" Gu Qianqian asked in disbelief, pointing at the middle-aged man.
To Gu Qianqian, the Gu Family was just a distant clan, so she had always felt like she had nothing to do with it.
Back when her father had been banished from this family, all his martial techniques had been revoked before he had been disowned.
Then, he had only lived for about 10 more years before dying of an illness under impoverished circumstances. Her mother, who had suffered bitter hardships to bring her up, had also passed away a few years earlier.
When Gu Qianqian had met Zhu Yan, she had felt like her nightmare was finally over. She had been about to move forward and find her own happiness. She had never expected that the Gu Family would actually appear at such a time.
"I no longer have any ties to the Gu Family, so please go back to where you came from and don't interfere with my life again." Gu Qianqian inhaled sharply as she expressed her own resolute opinion.
Zhu Yan stood by Gu Qianqian's side, using his strong arm to support her slightly trembling body.
"You aren't welcome here. Please leave!" Luo Dong'er and Gu Qianqian were good friends, so when she saw her beloved older sister break into tears, little Luo Dong'er immediately berated the Gu Family.
Although she was just an inconspicuous flower girl, her chiding encouraged the Rising Dragon Army and the Heaven Pass Corporation.
These furious words did not make the Gu Family angry. On the contrary, they all suddenly started to laugh heartily. They looked like celestial beings standing on a high pedestal, looking down on a bunch of ants struggling not to get stomped on.
"It seems like the Da Alliance isn't very friendly with ancient martial families!" the Gu Family's uncle said in an indifferent, yet menacing tone.
The high-ranking executive who had accompanied them had an extremely ghastly expression on his face. There was even a hint of fear on his face as he explained, "Please don't misunderstand, Mr. Gu. This is just a misunderstanding between some small timers. Please don't worry. I will help you settle this immediately. Ha ha ha!"
Suddenly, he fixed his gaze on Zhu Yan and the others. "If any of you say anything else, I will immediately report this to your superiors and evict you from Chang'an City."
Being evicted from Chang'an City was a very intimidating punishment.
Chang'an was humanity's strongest steel fort after all. Countless people with Luo Yunyang's past, who had led ordinary lives in small places like Donglu Town, had strived their hardest in hopes of entering Chang'an.
All these people had old friends and relatives. All these people had families. Therefore, everyone immediately quieted down.
"Take her away!" the Gu Family's uncle waved his sleeves as he spoke in an irrefutable tone. "Kill anyone who dares to try and stop us!"
He was an extremely aggressive man who uttered the word 'kill' with an overbearing intent.
Xi Cunrong felt anger well up inside her along with a sort of fear. This was the sort of fear one felt when facing a colossal monster.
As a beautiful young lady, she had a lot of high-level suitors, such as heirs of certain financial groups and other important individuals. However, she had never encountered such a situation before.
This was an unreasonable form of oppression. It was just pure tyranny...
"Let's see if you will really dare!" Zhu Yan strode in front of Gu Qianqian furiously, like an angry lion guarding its territory.
The members of the Gu Family stared at him with disgust in their eyes, as if they were looking at the most ignorant idiot in the world.
"You are all bad people!" Luo Dong'er exclaimed righteously, addressing a male member of the Gu Family who was standing next to her.
"He he... You will see what a bad person is really like, little wretch!" the man flashed her a vulgar grin as his hands moved to Luo Dong'er's tender face.
He was a martial master, so his hands, which were enveloped by a scarlet glow, could even melt gold. If they got close to Luo Dong'er's face, then she would regret this day for the rest of her life.
Nobody had imagined that this young man from the Gu Family would actually try to strike a little girl. Everyone around was unable to react. All they could do was cry out in alarm.
When his palms were about an inch away from Luo Dong'er's face, a hand suddenly grabbed his arm.
A sharp snapping sound was heard as the man's arm was broken. The man opened his mouth and let out a mournful wail.
As he cried out, a fist struck him hard in the stomach and he collapsed on the ground. Although he was grimacing in pain, he was unable to make a sound.
The entire Gu Family was stunned by this sudden turn of events. Although an ancient martial family like them did not appear often, they did not think much of the profane 13 Eastern Cities.
In their opinion, they were superior, so the people of the 13 Eastern Cities should be offering themselves up on a platter.
However, one of their own had actually been struck!
A few family members rushed over to Luo Yunyang furiously. The Gu Family's uncle was an experienced man who had seen most of the world, so based on the efficient way Luo Yunyang had acted, he could tell that they had encountered a difficult adversary.
"Everyone stop right there!" he said as he glared at Luo Yunyang. "Since you decided to get involved in the internal affairs of the Gu Family, you might as well tell us your name!"
Luo Yunyang ignored the man and reached out with his hand to pat Luo Dong'er. "You little wretch! Why do you waste your time trying to talk sense into animals? If a dog doesn't understand sh*t, it's not the dog's fault. You are in the wrong for trying to play music to a cow!"
Every single member of the Gu Family flushed red. They were all itching to smash Luo Yunyang to smithereens.
This fellow was just repulsive!
"Sir, I am a high-ranking executive working at the consul's office. I have to urge you not to interfere. Otherwise, the consul's office will have to deal with this," the middle-aged man who had come with the Gu Family reminded Luo Yunyang in a bid to patch things up when he realized that things were going south.
Luo Yunyang glared at the middle-aged man and said icily, "Get lost!"
The man hadn't been able to recognize Luo Yunyang because he had been using his mind power. However, a person of his status had never been chided this way before. Although he was trying to smooth things over, he couldn't just let anyone offend him in this way.
If the middle-aged man could, he would have immediately seized that rude fella!
The Gu Family's uncle wasn't an impulsive man. However, he hadn't seen this young man speak before, and now that he had, he wondered if perhaps he was someone who possessed some power.
As this thought crossed his mind, he didn't dare speak rashly anymore. Instead, he watched Luo Yunyang gravely. He suddenly realized that he couldn't see through him.
Deep down, he had a feeling that there was a big difference between the two of them.
"Are you... Are you trying to make an enemy out of the Gu Family?" the Gu Family's uncle muttered before he proclaimed, "The enemies of our family end up dead!"