On the field, thousands of cultivators were bowing down towards Ling Xian. Their movements were clean and in unison. The expressions on their faces were also the same. There was respect, and also regret.
How grand of a scenery!
To have thousands of cultivators, all of different ranks and ages, to bow down to one person. This kind of power was only possessed by immortals.
Yet here they were, everyone was bowing down to Ling Xian. This meant, at this very moment, the entire Yan Clan was respecting him and admiring him!
Accepting everyone's apologetic emotions, Ling Xian's lips curled up. The anger he felt before dispersed like the smoke.
He was never narrow hearted. He simply did not want to trek all the way to the Yan Clan to lend a helping out in exchange for humiliation.
How could he not be angered? Anyone else would be.
But since Yan Xiong Fei was bowing down to him, and everyone was bowing down to him, the anger of course disappeared.
"There is no need to do this, Leader Yan. Please straighten up." Ling Xian grinned and helped up Yan Xiong Fei, rather than letting the situation continue on.
First of all, because of his relationship with Yan Ning Zhi, he couldn't make Yan Xiong Fei's life difficult. Second of all, everyone was already bowing down to apologize and speaking of their regrets. If he continued to milk this, he would behave like a small-hearted individual.
"Aye… it was my fault. Due to various reasons, I treated you like you were an enemy. I am so sorry." Yan Xiong Fei sighed. The way he looked at Ling Xian was rather complex.
"I felt that. I wonder if you can tell me why exactly you are feeling that way?" Ling Xian smiled slightly and asked out of curiosity.
Yan Xiong Fei grinned awkwardly but did not answer. This was normal, he cannot just say he was being defensive because he thought this man was stealing his daughter's heart.
Yan Xiong Fei's awkward silence stopped Ling Xian from asking further questions. He passed the red and blue array board back to Leader Yan and whispered, "Since it's inconvenient for you to speak of it, then I won't ask anymore. I have lived up to your expectations, and this array board has been restored to 30 percent its original state."
Lived up to your expectation?
Goddamn, you are mocking me!
Yan Xiong Fei almost puked blood due to anger. His face felt like it was burning up.
He did place high expectations on Ling Xian. But it was not expectation for him to fix the array, it was the expectation for him to fail. Therefore, when Ling Xian said "lived up to your expectation", Yan Xiong Fei naturally felt uncomfortable.
Everyone in the crowd felt the same way. they awkwardly smiled out of discomfort.
Feeling everyone's awkwardness, Ling Xian's lips curled, "Okay. This is the end. Clan Leader Yan, please store the array board."
After a long sigh, Yan Xiong Fei put the array board back into his storage pouch and thanked Ling Xian, "No matter what, I thank you for what you did today."
"Not a problem." Ling Xian responded, "I do have a favor that I hope you can say yes to."
"Master Xian, please speak of it. If the Yan Clan can do it, then I won't say no." Yan Xiong Fei beamed. The way he looked at Ling Xian was no longer defensive.
After all, there was no hate between them, he simply was being petty before.
"For the Yan Clan, this request shouldn't be a difficult one." Smiling, he continued, "I want to visit the grave of the Yan Clan's ancestor, Yan Xin Yan."
Yan Xiong Fei felt this was a strange request, "Master Xian, though I should agree to this little request, the cemetery is a prohibited land in the Yan Clan. We normally don't let outsiders in."
Ling Xian frowned and stayed silent for a while, "To be honest, Leader Yan. My ancestor and ancestor Yan Xin Yan were old friends. As a descendant, I was ordered to find ancestor Yan Xin Yan in order to fulfill my ancestor's wish."
Yan Xiong Fei smiled hugely, "I see! In other words, our clans crossed paths many many years ago. You can even call me uncle."
"I guess you could say that." Ling Xian shook his head as a smile, thinking that though the Immortal of Array was not related to himself, he was an apprentice after all. If they truly wanted to call each other names, Yan Xiong Fei should be calling Ling Xian grandpa.
Of course, he could not speak this thought out loud. Or else Yan Xiong Fei and them would think he has gone crazy in the minds.
"If that's the case, then there are no problems." Yan Xiong Fei smiled, "The Yan Clan's cemetery is prohibited. If it was anyone else, I would not say yes. But since your ancestor and my ancestor were friends, then you should visit."
"I see. Thank you, Leader Yan." Ling Xian formed a fist with one hand and cupped it with another.
"Haha, there is no need to thank me. We are a family." Yan Xiong Fei laughed out loud. After he stopped being defensive against Ling Xian, he became more relaxed. The way he looked at the young man was no longer of unpleasantness.
[Extremely graceful aura and extremely respectable talent. To have reached the completion stage at such a young age, this young man has a bright future ahead. On top of that, he is even talented in ancient arrays. An array Master Jiang could not handle was fixed by him in half a day. This person sure is a phoenix in a crowd of common people.]
Yan Xiong Fei silently praised. The way he looked at Ling Xian had gotten softer, as if looking at his future son in law.
Ling Xian sensed that something was wrong, especially after Yan Xiong Fei's gaze had softened. He trembled and quickly said, "Since you agreed, then please take me there."
"Why so rushed?"
Yan Xiong Fei frowned, but quickly relaxed, "Okay, please follow me."
He extended an arm to welcome Ling Xian and began to walk in the southeast direction.
Ling Xian followed closely behind.
Just as he began his walk, everyone stepped back and made room for a path for him.
Everyone's face was full of respect and thankfulness. The way they looked at Ling Xian composed of pure respect.
"What a wonderful and strange world…"
Ling Xian exclaimed. He didn't think that the moment he arrived at the Yan Clan, he would win over everyone's respect and love. To a certain degree, he had conquered one of the five controlling forces on the Trading Island!
"The result of this trip is far more fruitful than I anticipated. I am now more confident about the alliance I want to form." Ling Xian grinned. He signaled to Bai Xiao Qi to wait here before dashing after Yan Xiong Fei to fulfill the Immortal of Array's wish.
Just like that, they walked for more than half an hour and arrived inside a cemetery.
The moment he stepped in, Ling Xian frowned. He felt someone's gaze scanning over him and being locked in by this strange spiritual energy.
"This energy.. I feel like it is the peak of the completion level. It is no wonder you are one of the dominating forces of the Trading Island." Ling Xian sighed, feeling the danger of his situation.
If the Yan Clan was already so powerful, then just how dominating was the mysterious House? He would have to face the mysterious force soon or later. How could he not feel the pressure?
"Luckily I am of the undefeatable realm. A cultivator at the peak of the completion level cannot suppress me." Ling Xian smirked and easily blocked the mysterious wave of energy.
A suspicious voice rose, followed by a statement of compliment.
"Based on the bone structure, this person should only be 22 years old, yet already of the undefeatable completion level? Even I am jealous of your talent."
Hearing this, Ling Xian softly laughed, but was not to take aback from this statement.
However, beside him, Yan Xiong Fei's body trembled and began to stare at Ling Xian with shock.
A 22 year- old completion levelled cultivator was already something terrifying. But a 22 year old completion levelled cultivator of the undefeatable realm was something very difficult to believe!
Therefore, how could Yan Xiong Fei not be shocked? But since he was in a leadership position, he quickly dragged himself out of shock and bowed down towards the cemetery, "Elder, I pay my respect to you."
"No need. Xiong Fei, you brought in an outsider, don't you know that is against the clan rules?"
From deep within the cemetery, an elderly voice echoed. The tone of the voice was soft, like a gentle spring wind. Yet the way it landed in Yan Xiong Fei and Ling Xian's eyes, was as if thunder struck – cold and powerful.
"Please let me explain."
Yan Xiong Fei chuckled wryly. Though his position as a Clan Leader was scarily respectable, against this elderly, he still had to be careful. "Elder, this person here is Master Xian. His ancestor has crossed path with our ancestor years and years ago. Additionally, he just restored the Array of Unyielding Emotions to 30 percent its original state. We are in debt of him, which is why I granted him with special treatment."
"What? The Array of Unyielding Emotions is repaired?"
A joyous voice rang through the air. In an instant, a grey haired elderly appeared before Ling Xian.
This elderly had grey hair and a very skinny frame in his giant black robe. However, the moment his silhouette appeared, a threatening amount of spiritual energy rolled out and engulfed the entire area!
"Xiong Fei, it was this man who repaired the array?"
With eyes sharp like the hulk, he stared at Ling Xian without moving. Though his tone did not carry a hint of doubt, his gaze was of disbelief. 5 Best Chinese Romance Books of 2020 So Far