Cultivation Online - Chapter 438: The Right Choice
“I think I’ve lost my appetite…” Yuan sighed a few minutes after the Du Family left the scene.
“What’s the matter, Young Master?” Feng Yuxiang asked him even though she had an idea.
“I cannot understand why he did that… Did he really have to cripple his own son to make an apology? He was even prepared to kill his own son!”
After a moment of silence, Feng Yuxiang opened her mouth and said, “Because he had to make a choice— his own son or his entire family.”
“The cultivation world is a place where one can have their entire family destroyed because a mere servant had offended someone they couldn’t afford to offend. In Du Wei’s mind, his family was in jeopardy because of his son’s action. Therefore, in order to get rid of the problem, he decided to get rid of the one who caused the trouble in the first place.”
“This is a very common thing in the cultivation world, Young Master. You shouldn’t think too much about it. There are people out there who would be willing to take even their own life in order to please someone.”
Before Yuan could even respond to Feng Yuxiang, almost as though she could read his mind, Xiao Hua said, “Brother Yuan, there are unreasonable people out there who would go to the extreme and slaughter an entire family because they didn’t like the way a person looked at them. The upper heavens are filled with people like that.”
Yuan closed his mouth after hearing Xiao Hua’s words, as he was going to ask why someone would destroy an entire family over something so minor.
“In my opinion, what Du Wei did was the right choice. He knew that he couldn’t offend me, much less an unknown Spirit Grandmaster like you. Forget about me, the Young Master can destroy the entire Du Family with his current prowess.” Feng Yuxiang said.
“But I wouldn’t do something like that.”
“Of course. We know the Young Master is a benevolent being. However, Du Wei didn’t know that, and he wasn’t going to risk his entire family just to find out.”
And she continued, “The Du Family is a top family in the Lower Heavens for a reason. They know how to survive. In fact, every top family in the Nine Heavens must first learn to survive. If they cannot do that, they would’ve long been destroyed.”
“I understand.” Yuan nodded.
Sometime later, they decided to leave the restaurant.
When Yuan tried to pay the bill, the manager politely refused their money and said that it was on the house. After learning that there were Spirit Grandmasters amongst them, the manager no longer dared to accept their money.
After leaving the restaurant, Yuan wasn’t sure what he should do, as he’d planned on eating at more than one restaurant before returning to Meixiu.
However, with his appetite ruined, his plans also had to change.
After pondering for some time, Yuan turned to look at Feng Yuxiang and said to her, “Feng Feng, can you train with me for a bit?”
“Train? With the Young Master?” Feng Yuxiang expressed surprise.
He nodded and said, “I have been using the movement technique you taught me for a while now, but I realized that I could only use it properly on the ground. In the air, I am very vulnerable. And I feel like working out a little after eating so much food.”
After what he experienced in the Shadow Realm, Yuan realized that he was having trouble dodging attacks while in the air.
Feng Yuxiang chuckled and said, “Young Master, the movement technique is actually much more powerful when used in the air. After all, it’s a technique meant for phoenixes. It’s just that you haven’t reached that level yet, so you can only use it on the ground.”
“Let me see where you’re at right now with the technique first.”
Yuan nodded, and they proceeded to leave the city to find an empty area out in the wild where they can practice freely.
It took about ten minutes before they found the perfect spot.
“Alright, Young Master, I am going to attack you and you’re going to dodge it with the movement technique. I will start slow. Let me know when you’re ready.” Feng Yuxiang picked up a random stick on the ground and treated it like a sword.
Yuan took a deep breath before nodding his head.
“I am ready.”
“Here I come!”
Feng Yuxiang kicked her feet and instantly closed their distance, then she swung the wooden stick in her grasp as though it was a sword.
Yuan was surprised by Feng Yuxiang’s speed at first, but he was able to dodge her strike perfectly.
However, Feng Yuxiang didn’t stop after the first strike and continued to attack him with the wooden stick, increasing her speed and making more complex movements as time went on.
Xiao Hua and Lan Yingying watched them practice in the distance as spectators.
Although Xiao Hua didn’t show any reactions, Lan Yingying was greatly impressed by their practice, as this is her first time witnessing such intensive sparring.
Of course, the one who was most surprised there was Feng Yuxiang.
‘Heavens… How long has it been since he learned the movement technique? It took me years of practice to reach this stage, yet it’s only been a couple of weeks since he learned the technique! Furthermore, he probably achieved all of this while he was inside the Mystic Realm because I have yet to see him practice this technique while I am with him!’
It took less than a minute before Feng Yuxiang realized how much Yuan had progressed with the technique, and she thought to herself, ‘How interesting! Let me experience your talents firsthand, Young Master!’
A smile suddenly appeared on Feng Yuxiang’s beautiful face, and her movement speed doubled the next moment.
Feng Yuxiang’s sudden increase in speed caught Yuan off guard, allowing her to connect a hit on his body, but Yuan quickly adjusted himself and continued to dodge the next few attacks.
However, Yuan was no longer dodging Feng Yuxiang’s attacks with ease, and he quickly began to sweat.
‘Feng Feng… She’s strong!’ Yuan cried inwardly.