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Chapter 342: The Decision

Chapter 342: The Decision
Translator: Tatienne Editor: Fish Creek

"Do you know why?"

The question startled Zi Hua Shang and she asked in return, "What did… my father mean?"

"Aye… it's been two years and you still do not understand the Headmaster's intention."

Ling Xian sighed, "The Headmaster did not want me to avenge him because one, he wanted to be avenged by you and Ying Xiong, his two children. Two, because he wanted this whole situation to motivate you and give you the strength to rebuild the House of Zi Yang. Do you understand now?"

"I…"

Zi Hua Shang hesitated and nodded without fully understanding.

Seeing this, Ling Xian shook his head, "Let me put it this way. If I kill the two leaders right now and cut off Li Jian Yi and Ning Wu Ji's heads, will you still be thinking about rebuilding the House of Zi Yang or train really hard?"

Zi Hua Shang's body trembled as she finally understood Zi Dong Lai's intention.

That's right. The reason why Zi Dong Lai did not want Ling Xian to avenge him was because he wanted to motivate Zi Hua Shang. Using revenge as her source of energy, he wanted her to work hard with training and be the one to bring the House of Zi Yang back on its feet.

If Ling Xian was to deal with it all, the Zi Hua Shang would lose all her motivation and would not spend her days thinking about the reconstruction of Zi Yang nor her father.

"Father… I understand now." Zi Hua Shang's tears rolled down her cheeks. After a moment of sobbing, she wiped off her tears and her face turned determined.

"Do not worry, father. I will make sure the words Zi Yang to be loudly known in this land once again!"

Looking at the determined Zi Hua Shang, Ling Xian smiled, "Good. Very good. As long as you are determined, anything is possible."

"Yes, Master. I finally understand." Zi Hua Shang's face appeared apologetic as she murmured, "I'm sorry, I should not have given you a hard time."

"It's no matter." Ling Xian waved his hand and smiled, "For you understand what the Headmaster wanted is the most important."

He then suddenly frowned and asked, "Right, on my way back, I heard from a descendant that the two forces frequently raid the Yun Clan?"

"Yes, not only the Yun Clan, but the entire Shi Ao Island." Zi Yang Shuang's face flashed with worry, "If it was only the Yun Clan, I would've gathered everyone and left."

Ling Xian nodded softly and his eyebrows quickly relaxed, "If they are raiding the entire island, then it means the forces aren't certain that we are hiding in the Yun Clan. This will make thing easier."

"Yes, things could be worse." Zi Hua Shang smiled. However, deep in her beautiful eyes, were hidden with worry.

Noticing her worrisome gaze, Ling Xian made a decision. "Don't think too much. I will deal with this."

"Hmm?"

Zi Hua Shang was a little stunned as she looked at the young man. She asked carefully, "Could it be… you are thinking of fighting against the two Houses?"

"Yes, that is my plan."

A smile hung on Ling Xian's lips. As relaxed as usual, he behaved as if he wasn't about to enter the cave of a tiger, but instead he was simply walking on the street.

"But, my father said that you should not be the one to avenge him." Zi Hua Shang's expression was confused.

"Headmaster did order that. I also plan on doing what he asked." Ling Xian smiled and said teasingly, "But, he never said I cannot go find those two Houses. I can distract them and make them think you are no longer on Shi Ao Island."

"That is true."

Zi Hua Shang's eyes brightened but continued to ask worriedly, "But Ling Jian House and Xuan Yin House are both very powerful. For you to go alone…"

"Do not worry. If this was two years ago, I naturally cannot do this. But now, they cannot stop me." Ling Xian's lips curled up, his confidence lit up the universe.

Instantly, Zi Hua Shang's eyes exploded with light. She remembered that the man before her was a completion levelled cultivator. Someone who was a victor of the foundation level!

Once she thought of the powerfulness recorded in historic books in regards to undefeatable completion levelled cultivators, she was relieved. But nonetheless, she was worried.

After all, they were the top two forces of the Shi Ao Island!

"Do not worry. If I can retreat two years ago, I can defeat them now. They will not be able to stop me." Ling Xian's smile remained on his lips. "This will be the last thing I do for you guys before my departure. I will ensure you are all safe."

"Departure?"

Zi Hua Shang caught this word and her heart tightened, "Where are you going?"

"The Trading Island, I have some businesses to take care of." Ling Xian answered.

Zi Hua Shang's heart shivered, as if she had her spine taken away from her. She was silent for a while before finally breathing out, "Then… will you come back?"

"I…"

Ling Xian frowned. His original plan was to breakthrough to the completion level, then made the spatial porter and return to Yunzhou.

Seeing Ling Xian's hesitation, Zi Hua Shang's body trembled and she forced a smile, "It is okay. You have done enough for us. There is no need to return just for us."

"Aye.."

Noticing Zi Hua Shang's redden face, Ling Xian's heart softened. He could not give an answer that was 100% certain. He could only give maybe answers.

"How about this. After I take care of my business, I will do my best to return. After all, I have a lot to do. I hope you can understand."

"It's okay. I understand. You are a powerful character and have many things to tend to." Zi Hua Shang nodded. Despite her unwillingness, she knew very well that she had no reason to ask Ling Xian to stay."

After all, Ling Xian owed her nothing. To have done so much was more than enough.

"Let's not talk about this anymore."

Ling Xian waved his hand and tested out Zi Hua Shang's cultivation level with his own spiritual energy. "The intermediate phase of the foundation level. At your age, this is great progress. But, to avenge the Headmaster, you have a long way to go still."

Then, he thought about it and said, "How about this. I will stay for half a month here and teach you everything I know. As for how much you can absorb, that depends on your talent."

"Thank you." Zi Hua Shang's eyes brightened out of happiness.

To know that Ling Xian was not old but he was a true completion powerhouse. Every step he made was made with determination and with the intention of becoming undefeatable!

In terms of the undefeatable realm of the meditation and foundational level, he was without a shame, the best man to talk to. Unless there was another Heaven's Favorite who reached those two realms, he was incomparable!

Now that he was willingly offering to pass down his experience, Zi Hua Shang was naturally very excited as this was an opportunity people could never get.

The next sentence Ling Xian said, excited her even more.

"Go inform Ying Xiong and others that I am about to tell you all the secrets about the meditational and foundational level."