"I, Ling Xian, betray my Masters and my House today. I hereby announce that from this moment on, I am no longer associated with the House of Wan Jian!"
A statement slowly rose. Though the volume of the voice was not loud, it shocked the entire place like a sudden jolt of thunder.
Everyone was at first extremely shocked. Then, they peered towards the sound.
They saw a young man in white slowly walking towards everyone from afar. He had a smooth complexion, a very proud temperament, and an eerier vibe around him. Every step he walked, a giant ripple was created that connected the Heaven and the Earth.
Just like an undefeatable God, even the raise of his arm could influence the Heaven and Earth, and cause great chaos.
His temperament was extremely extraordinary and out of the mortal world. Graceful and supple, completely unparalleled.
It was Ling Xian.
He had rushed over here half an hour ago. The reason he didn't show himself right away was because for one, the situation didn't allow him to step in. For two, he wanted to watch and see what the Wan Jian House Supreme Headmaster would choose.
As the Core Elder of the Wan Jian House who was highly loved by Dao Wu Ji, he truly felt like the Wan Jian House had given him a home. Therefore, of course he wanted to see if the Wan Jian House would let him down.
The result was that he was not disappointed. On the contrary, he was extremely touched.
Dao Wu Ji did not waste his trust and neither did the Wan Jian House. Though a large portion of their decision was because they didn't want to be humiliated, another major reason for their decision was because they didn't want to give Ling Xian up!
Thus, how could Ling Xian not be touched?
When he heard Dao Wu Ji say, "You, are you willing to accompany me as I fight to my death to protect the House and ensure we live on for thousands and thousands of years?!", Ling Xian's blood rushed up to his head and he impulsively wanted to step forward and fight alongside the Wan Jian House.
However, he knew very well that he could not do that.
The situation before his eyes was very clear. If the Wan Jian House chooses to fight, then the only result was that they will be utterly destroyed.
There was nothing they could do. The foreign kinds were far too powerful. Disregarding the ten something completion leveled powerhouses, there were as many as three original leveled cultivators!
Even though Dao Wu Ji was known to be the best swordsman in the continent who was extremely capable, he will still find it next to impossible to stop three original leveled cultivators. The moment the battle starts, the Wan Jian House's line of inheritors will certainly be wiped out and their future will cease to exist.
Yet Dao Wu Ji, for Ling Xian, decided to put everything the House had on the line. Everyone in the House, from top to bottom, were willing to give up their lives to fight against the foreign kinds. Just how grateful did they feel towards Ling Xian?
How could Ling Xian just ignore the life and death of the Wan Jian House and try to survive on his own?
He was not the type to be ungrateful to everyone!
Therefore, Ling Xian made up his mind. He will draw the line between himself and the Wan Jian House! They will now be completely unassociated!
Once he announces it, he will no longer be a member of the Wan Jian House and Dao Wu Ji will no longer be forced to make a decision. In other words, the Wan Jian House will not be humiliated by what was happening and there won't be a river made out of human blood.
Though doing so will put himself in grave danger, he had no other choices. Unless he was willing to be one of those shameless men who does everything they can to ensure their own survival.
"Ling Xian, you are bullsh*tting me!"
An angry arose, dragging everyone back to reality. They way they looked at Ling Xian was full of shock.
No longer associated with the Wan Jian House?
Everyone was in awe. They couldn't believe that Ling Xian would say something like that under the stare of the entire House.
However, once everyone realized the meaning behind this statement, they couldn't help but exclaim.
Exclaim Ling Xian's intelligence and boldness.
The situation before everyone was clear. The Wan Jian House was in a tough spot. Either it will be humiliated, or it will be completely wiped out. Yet at this moment Ling Xian's one statement gave the Wan Jian House the option to not make a choice. How could everyone not exclaim at this?
Why was it daring? It was because the statement Ling Xian made to help Wan Jian House out of its tough spot, resulted in himself being placed in a dangerous position. If he wasn't so daring, why would he say something like that?
"Take back what you said!"
Dao Wu Ji was so furious, his chest was heaving up and down. He stared deadly at Ling Xian and said, "Who gave you permission to betray the Wan Jian House? Who gave you permission to unassociate yourself with the Wan Jian House?"
"Supreme Headmaster, I created all the troubles myself. I cannot drag the Wan Jian House down with me."
Ling Xian softly sighed, "To make sure the Wan Jian House is not humiliated and to make sure everyone in the House survives, please, please accept my plead."
Dao Wu Ji flapped around his sleeve and snickered, "I do not accept! You are the Core Elder of the Wan Jian House, and you will remain so for the rest of your life. Even if I have to bet the entire Wan Jian House, I will protect you and make sure you are safe."
"That's not really up for you to decide."
Ling Xian revealed a soft grin, "Headmaster, you do not have to accept what I asked. Because today, I am the one who initiated my exit. It is not you who is trying to shove me out of the House."
Dao Wu Ji paused. He understood that Ling Xian was doing this purely for the benefits of the Wan Jian House. He also understood that this one statement resolved all of his problems and allowed the Wan Jian House to step away from the situation.
As much as he was grateful, he hated his uselessness as well.
All the Elders and the descendants of the Wan Jian House had their hands in a tight fist. They were touched and also ashamed.
"Headmaster, this is the best solution for our situation." Ling Xian softly sighed and bowed down deeply towards Dao Wu Ji. He paid his respect, "Headmaster, this will be the last time I call you by this title. After today, I will no longer be associated with the Wan Jian House."
"Aye, why are you doing this?"
Exhaling deeply, Dao Wu Ji became filled with helplessly and looked like he aged more decades.
"I have already stood out. Please do not waste my good intentions." Ling Xian's expression was calm. However, beneath his collectedness, he was completely confident and determined.
Dao Wu Ji bitterly sighed again. Though unwilling, he had to admit that this was the best solution. If he doesn't accept it, he will not be able to protect Ling Xian and he will not be able to protect the Wan Jian House.
Therefore, he uttered out a statement with great difficulty, "Since you have already made up your mind, then I accept your plea. From now, you are no longer a member of the Wan Jian House."
The entire place silenced at this statement.
All the descendants and the Elders of the House tightened their fists before relaxing them completely. They knew that since Ling Xian stood out, then even if they go up to him to stop him, their efforts will be futile.
Not only will they not be able to protect Ling Xian, the Wan Jian House will be dragged down as well. Therefore, wouldn't they be wasting his good intentions?
Therefore, Dao Wu Ji had to go through with Ling Xian's decision. The rest of them had nothing to argue against.
Ling sighed in relief and a satisfied smile crawled up his lips. The reason why he stepped out was because he wanted to help the Wan Jian House with its difficult situation. Now that he had resolved it, the large rock on his chest naturally fell to the ground.
It was time for him to resolve the next situation.
A situation that everyone thinks is a dead one.
A completion leveled cultivator against three original leveled cultivator and more than ten completion leveled powerhouses, other than death, what other alternatives were there?
"You sure are an unprecedented Heaven's Favorite."
The blond elder suddenly spoke and complimented, "I didn't think that you would be able to resolve the Wan Jian House's difficult situation with one statement. Even though I am an enemy, I am impressed by you."
"You truly are a phoenix amongst a group of mortals. Both your intelligence and your courage exceed others."
The six-armed gorilla complimented and laughed. Very quickly however, he retracted his smile and said in a dark tone, "Pity though, a talent like you is about to die here."
"Then, talk less bullsh*t."
Ling Xian's expression was calm as ever as he glanced around and uttered out a heroic statement.
"The one who murdered your inheritors was me, they have nothing to do with it. I will take full responsibility of my past actions!"
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