Shi Qian Shan’s face slowly changed colors. Chu Yang’s words were aimed directly at him. He immediately lifted his head and looked at Chu Yang. He asked in a serious voice, “What are you trying to say?”
“I am trying to tell you to eat. After that, you will understand!” Chu Yang looked at him, his gaze slowly turned cold. He continued slowly, “I wanted to see if the poison in the food can kill or not. Honestly, I am very curious about that!”
Shi Qian Shan’s heart suddenly sank. “You… What kind of joke is this?”
Chu Yang smirked. “What? You’re not having any fun with this game? Shall we move onto a new game then?”
Chu Yang immediately took a bowl of rice to the bed and sat down on Shi Qian Shan’s legs. A crack was heard as the healing bones broke once again. Shi Qian Shan screamed in pain as his body contorted like a shrimp. Sweat drops the size of soy beans streamed down his face. The moment his mouth opened, Chu Yang stuffed it with a bit of the blanket. Chu Yang’s action was agile and decisive. Someone with many decades of experience could not have carried out an action so fluidly.
Shi Qian’s anguished screams immediately turned into smothered chokes, with no way of coming out. He could do nothing except stare at Chu Yang fearfully and shake his head repeatedly. At this time, sweat was pouring like rain from all over Shi Qian Shan’s body. With one hand holding the rice bowl, Chu Yang clucked Shi Qian Shan’s neck with the other. He looked coldly at Shi Qian Shan and said, “Shi Qian Shan, I didn’t want to kill you so early, I had hardly vented enough. However, today, your actions have pushed me beyond my limits.”
With his mouth muzzled, no matter how Shi Qian Shan tried to yell and scream, he could only emit a few throaty ‘oh’ ‘oh’. His eyes were filled with resentment and fear. He tried to struggle in a last ditch effort, rendering himself even more pained due to his wounds.
“Shi Qian Shan, the way you treated Tan Tan and I these past years. Let’s not even mention that now. Eight years ago, your family was robbed by bandits, their lives were hanging by a thread, and your sister was almost assaulted by them. It was master who appeared in time to save your family. Afterward, it was your family who begged master to take you as a disciple. Master thought you seemed like a decent person and took you in and taught you martial arts. But now, not only do you not appreciate his kindness, you dare to use poison to try to kill him. Are you even human?”
Chu Yang reprimanded, “You are indeed ‘wolf’s heart and dog’s lung’!”
There was shame in Shi Qian Shan’s eyes, but it disappeared immediately. He violently looked at Chu Yang as if wanting to eat him alive. Of course, there was no repentance at all!
Suddenly Shi Qian Shan let out a dry cough. A clump of fresh blood flew out from his mouth. The force was so strong that the bit of blanket stuffed in his mouth came out as well.
The fresh blood splashed on the blanket forming patchy streaks. Shi Qian Shan did not make a sound from the suffering, instead his eyes glared at Chu Yang. “Chu Yang! Don’t pretend in front of me. It’s useless! Those little tricks, I stopped using them a long time ago.”
Shi Qian Shan had another dry cough and despite the fact that blood was continually running from the edge of his mouth, he said resentfully, “I am an ingrate, so what? I wanted to kill you all, so what? I have a burning ambition, wolf’s heart and dog’s lungs, so what?”
Shi Qian Shan panted, his chest heaving. “If it wasn’t for you, then I wouldn’t have been beaten to the brink of death. If my legs were not broken, then I would not lose a chance to participate in the sect’s ranking competition. If I did not lose that chance then my future would not be so dark. Everything is because of you! Chu Yang… you and I will not share the same sky! As for master… hahaha…”
Shi Qian Shan wiped the dried blood from the corner of his mouth and let out a cold laugh. “You think Meng Chao Ran is really that kind? Why did he save my family that year? Was it not because he was mesmerized by my sister’s beauty? If I did not discover in time and immediately married her off to somebody else, then she would have fallen into his hands. Normally he acts as if he is honorable, but on the inside, he is a scoundrel. Sometimes, at night, he keeps called, Chu Chu… Chu Chu… He thought I couldn’t hear? Chu Chu is my sister’s nickname! He is truly a scoundrel.”
It seemed that Shi Qian Shan knew that after what he did today, he could hardly escape death. So he brought out all the resentment that was in his heart.
In the dining room next door, after hearing these words, Meng Chao Ran’s whole body trembled. His face gradually grew pale.
The teacup in Meng Chao Ran’s hand shattered. The little broken pieces dropped down from the cracks of his fingers. Suddenly, Meng Chao Ran’s hair stood on end. He let out a single breath, which flew towards the door and surprisingly created a big hole.
“Hahaha, I got it right then? This old man… what greatness, what generosity… hahaha…” Shi Qian Shan laughed insanely.
Chu Yang roared loudly and rushed forward to attack Shi Qian Shan.
Before Chu Yang’s palm was even lowered, the wall separating the two rooms broke, scattering dust everywhere. Meng Chao Ran rushed into the room and grabbed Chu Yang’s wrist. Knowing that Chu Yang would not be able to control himself, he took this direct action.
“Old man, you wanted to say something else?” When Shi Qian Shan saw Meng Chao Ran, his body cringed instinctively. Only his talk sounded aggressive.
Meng Chao Ran slowly let go of Chu Yang. He took a few breaths and quickly recovered. His eyes looked at Shi Qian Shan without sympathy. He said slowly, “Shi Qian Shan, from this moment, you are expelled from the sect!”
Shi Qian Shan laughed loudly. “Oh, Meng Chao Ran, Meng Chao Ran. You think at this point I still need to be your disciple? I spit on it!”
Meng Chao Ran’s gaze became colder, but he continued to speak calmly, “Shi Qian Shan, your sister was quite pretty, but not to the point where I, Meng Chao Ran, would remember forever.”
With a laugh, Shi Qian Shan mocked, “Then why did you call my sister’s name in your sleep? Are you crazy?”
Meng Chao Ran’s eyes flashed with anger, but that anger was immediately replaced with pity. “That was not your sister name. I am 48 this year. Eight years ago I was 40, your sister was only 15. Even though she was not bad looking, I, Meng Chao Ran, would never stoop that low.”
Meng Chao Ran laughed dryly, “I did call Chu Chu… not your Chu Chu; Chu Chu… Ye Chu Chen, that was my love, my wife. We have been separated for 20 years now. There’s never been a moment when I don’t think about her…”
Meng Chao Ran said coldly, “Actually, the reason I saved your family that year, was because her name and your sister’s name sounded the same. Otherwise, Jiang Hu was full of the strong bullying the weak. I, Meng Chao Ran, was never interested in interfering in the affairs of others!”
Meng Chao Ran’s words made Shi Qian Shan choke; he was speechless. In this moment, everything became clear. No wonder the master’s voice became strange every time he mentioned that name. So… so… it was not his sister’s name…
Suddenly, Shi Qian Shan felt very sorry. He went through many years untrusting and embracing hatred, but as it turned out, it was all a misunderstanding…
Meng Chao Ran took a deep breath and said casually, “The reason I am telling you everything is not for your sake! Let’s just call this my farewell to you.”
Meng Chao Ran’s words seemed contradictory, but Chu Yang, who stood on the side, understood. This was Meng Chao Ran explaining to Chu Yang. He did not want his disciple to misunderstand him. Nor did want others to misunderstand the precious love in his heart, because of this, he needed someone to be a witness.
So many years have gone by, but nothing could sway the love that was in Meng Chao Ran’s heart.
This time, Shi Qian Shan had awakened the Meng Chao Ran’s deepest suffering!
Shi Qian Shan’s countenance shifted, he cried out, “Master…. I was wrong… I was confused… I deserve to die… please, please forgive me.”
“It’s too late! In this life, there are some mistakes you should not make. And if you make them, then you will have to pay with your life.” Meng Chao Ran shook his head coldly and slowly stretched out a hand. His gaze was calm and resolute. He ignored Shi Qian Shan’s pleas for forgiveness; he was determined to eliminate any future problems.