Chapter 41 – The Best Situation
In reality, Elder Zhao and Shen Li, were both smart people. The only reason that Ye Zifeng was able to mess with them was because they had underestimated him. It was as if the two of them had stepped on a bug without thinking about the consequences. Little did they know, the bug was poisonous and when they woke up, they were already ensnared by Ye Zifeng.
Within one year, Ye Zifeng will basically have two Martial Practitioner experts protecting him. He turned his enemies into allies and had them protect him. If anyone wanted to take his life, they would have to go through the two elders. He really wasn’t playing around with the Twin Spirit Restriction. If he was killed, the two elders will really have to suffer.
“When you’re drawing the lot? That’s a bit difficult. Even if we did something with the lots, we can’t go over and tell you the order in front of everyone.” Elder Zhao thought about it and shook his head.
“You don’t have to tell me anything in front of everyone. It’ll be like before. You’ll talk through your soul spirit.” Ye Zifeng suddenly smiled.
“Through our soul spirit? Didn’t you give us our soul spirits back?” Elder Zhao’s expression changed. He pondered for a bit and cursed, “You brat. You still have a little part of my soul spirit!”
Ye Zifeng started to laugh, “As expected, Elder Zhao is really smart. That’s right, I still have a tiny bit of your soul spirits so I can use it to communicate with you guys. Later on, if I’m in some life threatening situation, I can use it to call you guys to help me out!” Ye Zifeng continues to reap in benefits. It was exactly like what he did with Wang Lin. This time, he didn’t let the two elders get away so easily.
“You! Are you looking to die?”
Elder Zhao felt that something was wrong. He looked over at Shen Li and then back at Ye Zifeng, “Hold on… Why did you keep a bit of my soul spirit and not a bit of Elder Shen’s?”
“Elder Shen is very cautious. I feel like it’s better to have some of yours.”
In the beginning, Elder Zhao thought Ye Zifeng was praising himself. However after thinking about it, Ye Zifeng was actually calling him stupid!
“Preposterous. Elder Shen, you better not hold me back or else I’m gonna kill this guy!”
Elder Shen let out a long sigh. He was happy that he wasn’t targeted by this guy and immediately went and stopped Elder Shen. He didn’t want Elder Shen to do something and cause trouble for himself as well.
This Ye Zifeng…. To be this cunning as such a young age. Who know’s what he’ll become when he grows up. Maybe he’ll be able to help the sect out in the future.
The battle in the afternoon will be the main focus in Leizhou City. After the break, the sect announced the rules of the second part. And as Ye Zifeng had expected, it was three matches of one on one battles.
One of the former great clans going against the number one clan in the city. This was the talk of the city. In the middle of all this, Ye Zifeng was the main topic of discussion.
“Brothers… I don’t really get what happened these years. Five years ago, Ye Zifeng didn’t even have to courage to participate. Now, five years later, he’s at the top of the younger generation. This is beyond common sense!”
“Also. This Ye Zifeng is only at the fourth stage of qi refining. To be able to reach the 67th step… that was something that even Wang Tianzhi, the young master of the Wang clan, couldn’t even do. Ye Zifeng basically slapped the entire Wang clan across their face.”
Actually, many of the smaller clans were happy that this happened. They’ve been suppressed by the Wang clan for quite some time and now that Ye Zifeng did this to them, they were feeling a lot better.
“Oh yeah. I’ve also heard that the Liu clan’s second miss is Ye Zifeng’s fiancee. From what I can see, it doesn’t matter which clan wins. They’re gonna be one big family anyways.
“Alright alright. Stop talking. The two clans are coming out. After they draw straws the battle will begin.”
Lin Ke calmly walked towards the center of the stage. When everyone saw this, they stopped talking immediately. Only then did Lin Ke speak, “The first place of the first competition in Ye Zifeng. The Ye clan that he represents will fight against the winners of the last gathering in three rounds of battle. The clan that wins two battles will win. Now will the two sides send a representative to draw straws to determine the battle.”
“I’ll go.” Ye Zifeng smiled. Right after Lin Ke stopped talking, he walked over. Ye Xueyi obviously would not object and Huichi didn’t say anything either.
On the other side Bingqian was still a bit depressed and didn’t want to move.
Liu Ningzi tugged Liu Yige’s sleeves and forced a smile, “Senior brother, you should go draw.”
“Are you afraid that you’ll be embarrassed when you see Ye Zifeng?”
The forced smile on Ningzi’s face disappeared, “It has nothing to do with him. If I’m telling you to go then go.”
Liu Yige looked over at Ye Zifeng and then let out a long sigh. He walked over and stood next to Ye Zifeng.
He fiercely looked at Ye Zifeng, “Truth to be told, I really want to teach you a lesson myself. I’ll let you know what the difference between the heaven and the earth.”
Ye Zifeng let out a chuckle, “If I get matched with you, then it’ll be very lucky for us.”
“You!” Liu Yige saw that Ye Zifeng didn’t even consider him as an opponent and was very angry.
“Ye Zifeng! Don’t think that you’ll get lucky a second time. This time, if we get matched up, I’ll show you real pain!”
Lin Ke looked at the two and sighed, “Alright. Stop yelling at each other. There are two boxes up here and in each box there are three names representing each side. Both of you will draw one and put it on the table.
Ye Zifeng motioned for Liu Yige to go first and then smiled. At the same time, he closed his eyes and started to talk with Elder Zhao.
“Elder Zhao, where are each name placed? Please tell me quickly.”
Elder Zhao smiled, “You stinking brat, now you know how to be polite?”
“Quick. We don’t have enough time.” Ye Zifeng let Liu Yige go first in order to buy some time but he can’t waste so much time. Lin Ke will get suspicious.
Elder Zhao laughed, “Alright. The one in the middle is Liu Ningzi, the one on the left is Liu Bingqian and the one on the right is Liu Yige.”
“Alright, I got it.” Ye Zifeng let out a long sigh and opened his eyes.
‘Hmph. I would’ve gone first anyways.” Liu Yige out his hand into the box and pulled out a piece of paper.
Lin Ke received the paper and announced, “From the Ye clan, Ye Xueyi will battle first! Ye Zifeng it’s your turn now.”
Ye Zifeng smiled and took out the paper in the middle. He handed it to Lin Ke without even looking at it.
“From the Liu clan, Miss Liu Ningzi will fight.”
Ye Xueyi is at the 8th stage of qi refining while Liu Ningzi was at the 7th stage. Xueyi was an entire stage higher than her opponent. The spectators all sighed. This will probably be quick.
“Ye Zifeng’s luck is not bad. To get such a good draw on his first try. Maybe the Ye clan can beat the Liu clan!”
“It’s too early to say something like this. The Liu clan is stronger than the Ye clan in almost every way possible. Even if the young miss from the Ye clan wins, I don’t think the other two in the Ye clan can do anything.”
“So you’re saying that you’re going to bet on the Ye clan? I’ll trust the Ye clan and bet big on them!
“Let’s go! You’re talking like you’ve won already.”
The smaller clans who have already lost were all betting with each other to enjoy the themselves. Even the people in the sect started to bet.
After a while, Liu Ningzi landed outside of the arena and spat out a mouthful of blood.
Ye Xueyi looked down at Liu Ningzi and stopped attacking, “You’ve lost.”
In the end, Liu Ningzi could not defeat Ye Xueyi who was an entire stage above her. This gave the Ye clan a much needed win in the match.
“Sister Bingqian… Sorry. I lost….”
“It’s alright Ningzi, you did your best. If you were to blame someone then blame Yige for having bad luck and matching you up with their strongest member.”
Liu Ningzi nodded and was helped up by Bingqian. When she got up, she suddenly turned around. She suddenly wanted to see what kind of expression Ye Zifeng had but Ye Zifeng didn’t even look over at all.
She bit her lower lips and looked up at the sky. She didn’t know what she was thinking….
Asides from the people from the Ye clan, everyone thought that pairing was a coincidence and they the Liu clan was just unlucky for the first match.
The people of the Ye clan however, were all shocked. This was because this was the exact outcome that Ye Zifeng had told them about.
“Zifeng. Could it be that you’ve figured out a way to make the best scenario happen?”
A hint of excitement could be heard in Ye Chongtian’s voice. If it all goes according to Ye Zifeng’s plans, then the Ye clan will be able to claim the spot as the number one clan in Leizhou City.
Ye Xueyi happily walked off the stage and looked at her brother, “Look brother Zifeng. I beat her! If everything goes according to your plan, then our Ye clan will benefit a lot from this gathering and reclaim our position!”
Ye Zifeng smiled, “Alright. Alright. Don’t jinx anything. Elder Lin is calling for me already…..”