Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The people looked at Chu Li in disappointment.
They had thought that Chu Li would meet their expectations since he had an air of arrogance about him. Furthermore, he was the son of the hill master, which would mean he had inherited the blood and peerless qualifications of his father. It was very likely that he was a genius.
However, the young lord left and let them down. He did not have the slightest intention of revealing his abilities.
“Could it be that he’s bad natured since he was practically given up by the hill master?” they speculated.
Zhou Hange and Chu Dazhi looked helplessly at each other.
They did not know what to do about the Young Lord’s temper. He did not care about the opinion of outsiders. What would everyone think about him leaving at that moment?
Everyone would surely treat him as a coward and a weakling. They would look down on him, which would surely lead to cynicism in the future.
Due to the people’s support of the hill master, they had extremely high hopes of the Young Lord. However, he had failed to meet their expectations. If things continued this way with all the gossip that townsfolk do, then Chu Li’s reputation would be tarnished!
“Hold it there!” Huang Tao yelled out loud abruptly.
Chu Li did not stop; he arrived at the stairs then made his way downstairs.
Zhou Hange and Chu Dazhi followed closely behind. They quickly turned to look at Huang Tao.
When Huang Tao saw that Chu Li had no interest in listening to him, he asked furiously, “Could it be that you’re afraid, Young Lord?”
Chu Li did not look at him at all, it was almost as though he had not heard anything and simply continued walking downstairs.
“Hmph!” Huang Tao scoffed coldly, then he flew past the people and landed in front of the stairs, blocking Chu Li’s path.
Chu Li frowned and stared at him nonchalantly.
Huang Tao looked him in the eye and said in a low voice, “Young Lord, I’m Huang Tao, I’d like to have a taste of your martial arts, please!”
Chu Li sighed out loud and asked, “What if I don’t want to make a move?”
“It’s not up to you then, Young Lord!” Huang Tao continued. “The hill master’s martial art is enigmatic, but Chu Dazhi has actually claimed that your martial art is on par with the hill master. I wish to verify this first-hand!”
Chu Li shook his head. “Your martial art is a combination of so many different styles that you have yet to master anything. Can you even tell if my martial art is on par with the hill master’s?”
“Although I’m not talented, it’s not like I have not witnessed masters before.” Huang Tao felt a fire burning throughout his body. This man’s scornful attitude was infuriating. He grit his teeth and continued. “Moreover, I’ve personally had a taste of the hill master’s martial art!”
Chu Li lazily replied, “You’re such a pain. How about this, if you manage to block one of my palms, then you can regard Chu Dazhi’s words as a baseless boast!”
“Are you joking? Fine then!” Huang Tao burning with rage agreed without hesitation.
Chu Li tucked his left hand in before pushing it out slowly. “Do your best!”
Huang Tao bent his knees slightly and lowered his stance. Then, he gathered his energy in his right palm and faced the attack.
“Bam!” The two of their palms collided, which sent Huang Tao flying. He flew over the heads of the spectators before landing opposite Duan Wuya, right into a wooden seat.
Huang Tao sat beside the table in shock, his face looked terrible.
Duan Wuya along with the others looked at Chu Li in astonishment.
Not only was his palm attack overbearing, but it was also unusually exquisite, such that the force of his palm was skillful enough to be able to send Huang Tao flying right across the room and right into a chair. Not to mention, the chair did not shake at all, as if it was secured to the floor.
“Brother Huang, are you injured?” Li Weiran quickly asked.
Huang Tao winced, then shook his head.
Chu Li stood at the staircase and glared at the people, then he shook his head and stated, “You’re all mediocre and an ordinary class of people, it’s nothing worth looking at!”
Once he said this, everyone’s face morphed into a mixture of outrage and indignation.
“He’s looking down on us too much. We’re all god-favored to be able to enter the Crouching Bull Mountain, but when he speaks about us, he claims that we are a mediocre and ordinary class of people instead. How pretentious!” everyone thought.
Zhou Hange and Chu Dazhi smiled bitterly again. Chu Li was just too good at offending people.
“Brother Duan!” Li Weiran scoffed loudly, “Even if he’s the Young Lord, being rude is unreasonable, right?”
Duan Wuya shook his head.
He knew that the man before him was of a whole other class. Not only was his skill profound, but it was also intricate.
Although the Young Lord acted lazily, his martial art was anything but.
“Brother Duan, fight him!” Li Weiran urged him. “Show him our true colors, let him know the power of Crouching Bull Mountain’s disciples!”
Duan Wuya merely grinned bitterly. “I’m afraid I am no match.”
“You’ll never know until you fight him!” Li Weiran grit his teeth. “Brother Duan, you’re a Grandmaster!”
“Sigh. Alright.” Duan Wuya nodded helplessly, he had to force himself to fight him regardless, or else he would have to face the wrath of the people. Due to this, he stood up and called out, “Young Lord, I’d like to experience your martial art!”
Chu Li was just about to continue walking, but he stopped to look at him.
Before doing a fist salute, Duan Wuya paced slowly towards Chu Li and said, “Young Lord, your martial art is truly wondrous, I admire it greatly and would like to have a taste of it.”
He knew that his martial art was miles from Chu Li, yet given the circumstances, he was not allowed to flinch. He had to fight him once even though he knew that he was going to lose.
Furthermore, he was also eager to test himself; he wanted to know how far off he was from the Young Lord.
Chu Li nodded lightly and said, “Alright, it’ll do so long as you can block my palm attack!”
Right after he said this, he tucked his hand in.
They were only six steps apart and Chu Li had only just begun to take his stance but Duan Wuya felt as though he was facing a formidable force. He launched his fist abruptly, and a whistling sound was heard from the motion of his fist.
“Bam!” A muffled sound exploded in the room.
The people who were upstairs heard the howling wind as a wave of energy enveloped them.
Those who were nearer to them could not control their bodies, they shifted backward along with the chairs and the tables. At last, they were clumped together, as if their tables were connected. Some of the people lost their footing and fell as they collided with one another.
Amidst the chaotic situation, Chu Li took the opportunity to go downstairs to leave. Zhou Hange and Chu Dazhi followed after him.
When everyone else cleared their vision to take a clear look at their surroundings, they saw Duan Wuya sitting right in his original seat, just like how Huang Tao had ended up.
They came to a sudden realization that against the Young Lord, both Huang Tao and Duan Wuya were no different at all!
Huang Tao croaked in anguish. “I didn’t think that he would be that powerful!”
“Sigh.” Li Weiran bit his lip. “As expected, he’s the son of the hill master!”
After they left Merry Restaurant, Chu Li stared at Chu Dazhi.
Chu Dazhi quickly flashed a smile. “This time we managed to leave them in awe. They finally realized how powerful the Young Lord is!”
Chu Li scoffed, “We didn’t get to finish our meal!”
“Let us go to another restaurant, I’ll get them to serve you the best dishes, Young Lord!” Chu Dazhi said hurriedly.
Chu Li sighed. “If you cause me any trouble next time, I’ll throw you out!”
“Yes, yes, I won’t do it again!” Chu Dazhi quickly nodded.
Zhou Hange smiled and added. “With that, your prestige has increased by leaps and bounds, Young Lord!”
Chu Li said, “Who cares about prestige, martial arts is all that matters!”
“Young Lord, you have a noble belief, but how can you do everything by yourself. The higher your prestige is, the easier it will be for you to order people around.” Zhou Hange remarked. “It’s very beneficial.”
Chu Li shook his head, “It serves as nothing but hot air. in any case, both of you better train properly when you return!”
“Yes.” The two of them immediately nodded their heads.
While they were conversing, a handsome young man in blue clothing ran towards them, “Young Lord, Elder Murong has requested to meet you.”
“Lead the way then.” Chu Li said.
Zhou Hange and Chu Dazhi looked at Chu Li in confusion. They were slightly worried.
They reckoned that Elder Murong must be holding a grudge since the Young Lord had defeated him. They wondered if he was looking for trouble with him.
The three of them followed the youth in blue clothing as they walked into the ravine, soon enough, they arrived at a basilica with golden tiles.