Chapter 6 – Anyone can insult those who start insulting!
Jiang Ru Long now finally understood why Jiang Chen would want to set him up. But, he still couldn’t understand why this useless idiot suddenly turned into a clever man.
“The Yong brothers were merely servants of our Jiang family, they don’t have the guts to kill one of their masters. As low class people, there’s no way for them to obtain a cleansing pill. Jiang Ru Long, since you wanted to marry Miss Mu Rong, I will naturally make it happen. I was surprised upon seeing Mu Rong Xiao Rou being such a muscular girl, haha, this really makes me happy. If you marry into their family as I’ve planned, I won’t expose the fact that you tried to kill me because seeing someone I hate being miserable is far better than killing that person. Too bad you want to escape from here, I won’t let you go so easily.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile on his face.
Not only did Jiang Ru Long notice the great change in Jiang Chen, even Jiang Zhen Hai, who stood outside of the compound, felt surprised as if this was the first time he had ever met Jiang Chen. This son of his was known for fooling around and doing nothing useful. Who could have known that he had such great ability, being able to lay out plans like these? All of his recent actions showed just how cunning he really was.
“Haha, Jiang Chen, you really surprised me, I never would have thought that you would be this clever… But, you did one stupid thing.”
A killing intent emerged within Jiang Ru Long’s eyes together with a laugh.
“Stupid thing? Tell me, what stupid thing?”
Jiang Chen said while shrugging his shoulders.
“You really are stupid… You knew that I was going to leave tonight, yet you came alone. With you being at the 1st level of the Qi Jing realm, you are just looking to die quickly. Since I am leaving, I will just get rid of you, and when I have obtained many great achievements in the future, I will return to this Mayor’s mansion and kill that stupid old man, Jiang Zhen Hai, letting you both reunite in hell.”
Jiang Ru Long was looking down on Jiang Chen. In his mind, Jiang Chen was nothing but an ant he could easily crush. After killing Jiang Chen, he will leave and go to a place far away.
Swearing in his mind, Jiang Zhen Hai who stood outside was ready to break into the house, but he quickly stopped upon hearing what Jiang Chen said.
“You can’t kill me.”
Jiang Chen said with confidence.
“Really? We are standing so close to each other, and you are only at the 1st level of the Qi Jing realm, I could easily kill you even if Jiang Zhen Hai was here.
Jiang Ru Long started laughing. He was truly confident in this matter.
“I’m sorry, but I am no longer at the 1st level of the Qi Jing realm, but the 9th.”
While saying that, Jiang Chen released his Qi. A powerful force of Yuan power radiated from his body, the force being so strong that it forced Jiang Ru Long to take a step back.
Jiang Ru Long was shocked and looked at Jiang Chen as if he was a ghost, never in his wildest dream could he foresee this.
Hiding outside the compound, Jiang Zhen Hai was shocked by Jiang Chen’s transformation, but what followed his shock was a huge amount of joy.
‘Thank God, my son is not a useless scumbag, he is a genius. Damn this boy, how could he hide all of this from under my nose?’
He thought to himself with tears in his eyes. The useless Jiang Chen had always been a wound in his heart, but now Jiang Chen had transformed into the opposite and proved that he was a genius by reaching the 9th level of the Qi Jing realm at the age of 15. No one in Fragrant Sky city had done that. Jiang Chen had also portrayed his shrewd, deep, subtle mind by how he was dealing with Jiang Ru Long. No 15 year old kid would be able to do that.
“Impossible, this can’t be! You were only at the 1st level of the Qi Jing realm 3 days ago… Don’t tell me you were hiding your true strength all this time? But even then, a normal person at the 9th level of the Qi Jing realm can’t have such a strong Yuan power!”
Jiang Ru Long said with a shocked expression.
“There are a lot of things in this world you don’t understand, Jiang Ru Long. You could’ve had a bright future, but you ruined it all by yourself. Now, let’s end all of this.”
Moving like lightning, in a split second, Jiang Chen arrived in front of Jiang Ru Long, clamping Jiang Ru Long’s neck with his strong palm that seemed like steel pliers. With his great strength, Jiang Ru Long couldn’t even move a finger.
Jiang Zhen Hai shouted and jumped through the door.
Unfortunately, he was slower than Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen broke Jiang Ru Long’s neck with his strong palm, sending him back to his maker.
“Ah, Chen’er, why did you kill him?”
Looking at the dead body of Jiang Ru Long, Jiang Zhen Hai sighed. Besides that, he was still in shock as Jiang Ru Long was in the same level as Jiang Chen, yet Jiang Chen killed him with a single strike. This was just too incredible.
Looking at Jiang Ru Long’s dead body, Jiang Zhen Hai sighed. Besides that, he was still shocked that Jiang Chen was able to kill Jiang Ru Long who was in the same as him so easily. Jiang Chen killed him with a single strike, which is just too incredible.
“Dad, do you disagree with killing a person like him? If I didn’t kill him at this moment, he might return later on as a huge threat to us.”
Jiang Chen said .
“Humph! I wasted my effort, raising him for all of these years. He dared to do this to you, of course you should kill him… But now he is dead, so who will be the one to marry Mu Rong Xiao Rou tomorrow? Our family and Mu Rong family are already in a bad relationship, now it will just get worse.”
With a frown on his face, this was what he worried about the most.
“Dad, don’t be naïve, you must know that one mountain cannot be occupied by two tigers. There’s no way for both our family and Mu Rong’s family to stay in harmony in Fragrant Sky city, and that old man from the Mu Rong family will never consider us to be on the same level. He even insulted us in broad daylight, why should we be nice to them?”
Jiang Chen said with smile on his face.
“Insulted us?” Jiang Zhen Hai was puzzled.
“Dad, don’t be deceived by the innocent look on Mu Rong Zhan’s face, he is more cunning than anyone else. Mu Rong Xiao Rou appearing in today’s marriage engagement is an insult to our family. Our family is a high class family in Fragrant Sky city and if we let her marry into our family, we’ll become everyone’s laughing stock. Our family’s reputation will go down the drain. If we let Jiang Ru Long marry into their family, it will be even worse.”
Speaking with an intelligent look in his eyes, “That ugly girl is a token of insulting us, I suspect that girl is not Mu Rong Zhan’s daughter. Their family is a well-known family in Fragrant Sky city so if he had an ugly daughter, why would no one ever mention it? If the marriage really happened, no matter if she married into our family or if Jiang Ru Long married into their family, the result would be the same; we will become a laughing stock for everyone.”
After Jiang Chen’s explanation, Jiang Zhen Hai suddenly saw the light. He felt something was not right, but he never thought like Jiang Chen did. Now he understood. Initially, he wanted to improve the relationship between the two families, but without his knowledge, he was almost insulted by the Mu Rong family.
A mountain cannot be occupied by two tigers, the Mayor’s family and Mu Rong’s family cannot coexist.
“Chen’er, since when did you become so clever?”
Jiang Zhen Hai looked at his son like it was the first time they had ever met.
“Dad, I never was a stupid person.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile on his face.
“Oh, and Chen’er, why did you suddenly breakthrough so many levels?”
Jiang Zhen Hai asked with a shocked expression on his face.
Jiang Chen smiled. He knew that Jiang Zhen Hai would ask this, and he had already prepared an answer, “Dad, when the Yong brothers tried to kill me 3 days ago, there was a great wandering warrior that saved me. Not only did he kill the Yong brothers, he also improved my body’s condition, helping me absorb all the accumulated elixirs in my body, helping me break through to the 9th level of the Qi Jing realm. This is all because you have been giving me so many great elixirs… If not for those, I wouldn’t be who I am right now.”
“Haha, what a turn around, I wonder who is that great warrior, it’s a pity I don’t get the chance to meet him.”
Jiang Zhen Hai laughed out loud, what else could make him happier than seeing his son become someone great.
“Dad, there’s no reason for us to improve our relationship with the Mu Rong family. In my opinion, there can only be one family in charge, and if Mu Rong Zhan wants to play with us… Then we’ll play.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Yes, we should fight with them or else people will think I am afraid of them. So Chen’er, what should we do about tomorrow’s wedding ceremony?”
Jiang Zhen Hai asked Jiang Chen. If it was the past, then he would never have discussed such an important matter with Jiang Chen, but since he has changed into a better person, maybe he had some ideas on how to solve this.
“Anyone can insult those who start insulting!”
Showing a cruel expression on his face, Jiang Chen said, “Since the appearance of Mu Rong Xiao Rou, our reputation in Fragrant Sky city has been greatly affected. If that’s what they want, then we shall have our revenge and wash their reputation down the drain. Let them be the laughing stock for everyone in Fragrant Sky city.”
“What is your plan?”
Seeing a light, Jiang Zhen Hai wondered what his son had in mind.
“Simple, aren’t they expecting Jiang Ru Long to get married tomorrow? Let’s find someone to make a casket.”
Jiang Chen said with smile.
For Jiang Chen, a friend was a friend, and an enemy was an enemy. He will never try to get along with his enemy, for those who became his enemy, will never have a happy ending. Jiang Ru Long was the first one, and the Mu Rong family will be the second. A mountain cannot be occupied by two tigers! Getting rid of Mu Rong’s family from Fragrant Sky city would be the first major accomplishment he wanted to achieve now that he had been reborn.
As the Mayor of Fragrant Sky city, Jiang Zhen Hai wasn’t some nobody. Deep down in his heart, he had always wanted to get rid of the Mu Rong family.
Jiang Chen was his only hope. The once useless fool had turned into an intelligent person, and that made him was happier than anyone. If Jiang Chen said he would do it, then he will do it, there was no one who could stop him.
The next day, ribbon and light decorations were seemingly everywhere, and the atmosphere was even livelier than yesterday. Except for Jiang Zhen Hai and Jiang Chen, no one else knew that Jiang Ru Long was dead.
All the guards and servants of the Jiang family were laughing because of what they saw yesterday, when watchingJiang Ru Long walk around the mansion with Mu Rong Xiao Rou. They were all ‘surprised’ by how Mu Rong Xiao Rou looked, joking amongst each other that the eldest young master must have done a lot of good deeds in his previous life if he could marry such a pretty girl.
On the streets of Fragrant Sky city. The tall and muscular Mu Rong Zhang, with his daughter, were riding horses followed by a few young and handsome men from the Mu Rong family – all looking arrogant. A parade that stretched for 3 miles followed behind them. At the end of the parade was a sedan chair carried by eight people.
The parade marched toward the Mayor’s mansion, attracting a huge crowd along the way.
“Oh my goodness, is that a woman? Is she a joke from God?”
“Ugh, let me vomit! Miss Mu Rong can stun the sky and make ghosts cry because of her ugly looks. I heard the eldest young master of the Mayor is a handsome and talented youth… Will he still be alive after marrying that girl?”
“The Mayor is pushing his son into a fire pit.”
The crowds were whispering amongst each other and making jokes. As Jiang Chen expected, the Mu Rong family planned to insult the Mayor’s family by having a long parade, letting everyone in the city know about the marriage with the ugly girl. The Mayor’s family had truly become a laughing stock.