Soaring Of Galaxia - Chapter 13
Chapter 13: Fight Fire With Fire
Translator: Kazeyuki Editor: Jimmy
Zhang Xian had been depressed up until today because he had not managed to beat Qin Wushuang to death the last time they'd fought.
Plus, a few month ago, the supernatural phenomenon that had occured during the framing incident had also made his group depressed for months. They could never understand how those stolen goods had ended up in Young Master Xu's cabinet.
There were many speculations, but nobody had suspected Qin Wushuang. Instead, they came to a silent agreement and shifted their suspicion to the one that lived in the Number One dorm...
Although at the time of the incident, Qin Wushuang had verbally given hints and suggested that if you had never done any evil deeds, then you would not be afraid of people talking. Then he mentioned an idiom about how a golden house was used to keep a mistress.
However, Xu Ting never even considered if Qin Wushuang had the capability to do it. On the boys'side of the dorms in the academy, he felt that only the person that lived in the Number One dorm could do it...
But, Number One had never interacted with Qin Wushuang, what reason did he have that had compelled him to help Qin Wushuang?
This question tortured Xu Ting and annoyed the entire Wealthy Class Xu family.
As Xu Ting's most competent follower, Zhang Xian had always wanted to take revenge for Xu Ting. He had waited for a long time for this perfect opportunity and it had finally come, so how could he miss this?
He had been quite embarrassed ever since Qin Wushuang had turned up alive again. In the academy, he had been laughed at by his peers, and in his family, the elders had reprimanded him. Also, he had been the main force behind the girls' stolen undergarments matter. Afterward, he had also been severely reprimanded by his parents.
The cause of all his anguish had originated from this Qin child that stood right before him. He had died but had come back alive. Zhang Xian had been suppressing his anger for a long time.
It was exactly what he had been looking for when Qin Wushuang had mentioned settling the old records. He had fought Qin Wushuang the last time and knew that he had an advantage regarding strength. Plus, he had been learning a very powerful offensive martial art technique in these few months. Everything would be over in a few minutes as soon as he used it.
This time, he must deliver a fatal attack that would not allow another opportunity for Qin Wushuang to reincarnate! Zhang Xian thought viciously.
’’Young Master Xu, you could officiate for us, how about it?’’
With a pleasant tone, Zhang Xian asked Xu Ting, who wore a solemn expression. Ever since the last incident, Xu Ting's entire personality had become much colder, and his eyes were also much more melancholic.
Xu Ting was much more mature this time since he had been taught a lesson before. After a moment of silence, he said with a seemingly equitable tone: ’’Ok, you guys will have a one-on-one duel. Settling the old records is fine. I will be the judge this time!’’
Qin Wushuang did not care much when he saw that they were putting on an act. On the contrary, he glanced at Xu Ting and smiled unrestrainedly: ’’Young Master Xu, is it fun to be the judge for your lackey?’’
Xu Ting's face slightly changed and stared at Qin Wushuang. He could not understand how Qin Wushuang who usually looked at him as a mouse would a cat, had had a change in his temperament when he had appeared again in the academy.
They had tolerated these past months because the officials of the academy had put pressure on them. The officials had asked them to wait for a while if they wanted to cause trouble. They should not continue the disturbance while they were amid troubles. Or else, if Qin Wushuang went to the feudal authorities, the officials there would not take the matter lightly. On the other hand, they were also restraining themselves out of their fear of some unknown factors...
Right now, a few months had finally passed, and the waves had calmed down. They were going to use this opportunity to destroy the roots of the Qin family and rob their assets!
’’Zhang Xian, go beat him up!’’
’’Beat him to death!’’
Most these martial art students who were watching the show liked to bully the weak and sucked up to Zhang Xian and his people.
These free martial art students had already cultivated such lowly characters when their childish nature had not yet subsided. It seemed that in this world, they liked to downgrade their characters.
On Qin Wushuang's side, Hu Ziyan bit his lips and he could not help twisting his hands together. He was noticeably forcing himself to suppress his nervousness. Moreover, Fang Xiaozhong was standing behind Hu Ziyan, his face had lost all its color and his eyes were panicking. He appeared to be extremely scared.
Naturally, they did not have much confidence in this battle. After all, they still remembered the duel from last time.
Zhang Xian stepped into the circle with a proud face. Inwardly, he was brimming with murderous intent because he did not want to drag out the duel. He intended to deliver a single, fatal attack to Qin Wushuang and kill him immediately.
How could he hide his little intention from the current Qin Wushuang?
Qin Wushuang glanced at him and saw through his murderous intent. He secretly laughed in his heart because coincidentally, he had the same intention.
Xu Ting also wanted Zhang Xian to quickly kill Qin Wushuang. He yelled: ’’It will be a fair duel;your lives lie in the hands of the gods! Begin!’’
The two of them had a mutual understanding. As soon as Xu Ting gave the order, Zhang Xian had already started moving. He turned his palm into a sharp knife and rushed forward with a powerful momentum. With the accompaniment of his footsteps, he came at Qin Wushuang with full force.
’’Take my Stone Slash!’’
Zhang Xian laughed nastily. He concentrated the power in his palm, creating a vortex which carried the surrounding leaves to become twisted together with the momentum of his strike.
He instantly arrived within three meters of Qin Wushuang. With a clear target, he moved to chop at Qin Wushuang's neck.
When you practiced the palm-sword technique up to this extent, it was comparable to ordinary weapons. Plus, Zhang Xian's speed was quite fast.
The combination of speed and power yielded a wave of suffocating grandeur. Even the people who were watching the duel were shocked by this momentum and stepped back.
The momentum seemed to have already blocked off all of Qin Wushuang's escape routes.
As soon as Zhang Xian had moved, it appeared obvious who would win. This kind of aura readily gave people a straightforward feeling: ’’From his moves, it seems that Qin Wushuang still could not escape from fate's judgment...
Almost all the martial art students thought the same. They were all expecting to see the scene of Qin Wushuang's head being chopped off and the spurting blood. It would be best to chop off the neck with the head in one slice. That would be the most exciting.
It was not their fault they thought this way. In their eyes, they saw that Qin Wushuang had no escape route. Thus there was no way he could avoid the incoming palm!
However, no one had considered one problem.
And that was, did Qin Wushuang need to hide?
In that next moment, Qin Wushuang slightly raised one of his palms. He stared at the scene before him with bright eyes. His body rushed forward as quick as lighting and arrived in front of Zhang Xian, a palm attack aimed at him!
In a contest of power against power, Zhang Xian felt that he had been knocked against the side of a hill. The momentum in his whole body suddenly changed direction and he flew away from the force of the rebound. His entire body could not help but tumble into the sky.
With Qin Wushuang acting faster than a ghost, he raised his arm and the rope that had been tied around Hu Ziyan's body flew out. Like a viper, the rope twisted around Zhang Xian's neck.
The rope turned into a knot, and tightly looped around Zhang Xian as if he were a dead dog.
Immediately after, Qin Wushuang's body flew up into the air. He punched Zhang Xian's head a dozen of times, each of his punches was as fast as the wind.
Like a kite, Zhang Xian's body was sent flying askew and landed onto the bamboo where he had previously hung Hu Ziyan. With his body hanging in the air, his neck bent sideways. Zhang Xian appeared to have already died a long time ago.
Almost at the same location where Qin Wushuang had sent his flurry of punches, the same spot on Zhang Xian's head, a large hole had appeared and blood was pouring out.
The change in the scene had happened as quick as a lighting, this was far beyond everyone's expectation.
Many people had not even been able to register the change in the duel, and suddenly, what had appeared before them was Zhang Xian's dead body.
’’He's dead! Zhang Xian is dead!’’ Frightened voices could be heard from the crowd.
’’An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,’’ As someone spoke about karma and sighed.
’’How did this Qin Wushuang advance so quickly?’’ Some asked questions.
’’It's not surprising. He was practicing hard every day for half a year. So it seems that he had been plotting his revenge.’’
When the crowd of martial art students saw this bloody scene, they could not help but feel nervous when they saw Qin Wushuang's murderous face. They were trying to remember if they had offended Qin Wushuang before. The smarter ones were already considering how to mend their relationship with him.
’’What idiocy and stupidity it was to rush to your death.’’
Qin Wushuang ignored the others and lightly left this remark. He glanced at Xu Ting whose face had lost its color and walked away, flicking his sleeves. He completely ignored those dumbfounded martial art students.
Hu Ziyan and Fang Xiaozhong were also shocked by Qin Wushuang's combat ability. They stood there motionlessly as if they were in a dream. Then, they hurriedly ran behind Qin Wushuang.
Zhang Xian was dead! The shock in their heart was ten times stronger than when they'd witnessed the death of Qin Wushuang.
The scene before his eyes left Xu Ting motionless for a while. He only reacted after a long time and growled angrily: ’’Hurry and report it to the dean and the feudal authorities. Eastwood Town's Qin Wushuang has killed the child of the Prominent Class Zhang Family in a personal vendetta!’’
A fair duel, the one in which he had overseen the judging, had suddenly turned into a personal vendetta from his words.
The martial art students who were watching, quickly scattered away. They knew that the death of Zhang Xian would trigger a major earthquake in the academy.
As one of the eight Prominent Class families in River County, the Zhang family already had a lot of power. Moreover, they were very close with the Wealthy Class Xu family. They were like brothers that could wear the same pants.
The Wealthy Class Xu family was one of the four Wealthy Class families in River County.
Qin Wushuang did not stop his footsteps and returned to the dorm. Hu Ziyan and Fang Xiaozhong were both excited and afraid. They carefully followed behind Qin Wushuang.
’’Big Brother Wushuang, let's escape! Let's escape to the Eastwood Town.’’ Fang Xiaozhong suggested.
’’No escape, this was a fair duel, and everyone saw with their eyes. If we escaped, we will leave evidence and get accused of initiating a personal fight. That would be troublesome!’’ Hu Ziyan was calmer than Fang Xiaozhong.
Qin Wushuang felt appreciation for these two good Eastwood Town friends increase greatly. He said to them: ’’You guys better stay away from me, or you will be in trouble too.’’
Hu Ziyan shook his head with determination: ’’After all, you did it to save me. I am in the same boat as you. I will not go.’’
Fang Xiaozhong hesitated, but finally, he also bit his teeth and said: ’’We are from the same village, we should encounter the difficulties together!’’
Qin Wushuang knew that he could not persuade them to go. Thus, he smiled and said: ’’Then stay here. I think Jin Buyi is about to show his face.’’
Fang Xiaozhong asked in surprise: ’’But he was not here today?’’
’’When he wants, he will be here.’’ Qin Wushuang knew very well of Jin Buyi's little tricks.
Not surprisingly, after a little while, the higher-ups of the Academy had rushed over. They had brought the weapons from the academy, made threatening gestures and surrounded Qin Wushuang's dorm.
This situation appeared to be grander than catching criminals.
When Hu Ziyan and Fang Xiaozhong saw their gestures, their face turned ashen and did not know how to deal with it.
Qin Wushuang spoke in a low voice: ’’You guys stay in the dorm and do not go out. I am going to talk to them.’’
Then, he opened the dorm's door and walked out casually. He glanced at Jin Buyi with a pair of cold eyes and leisurely said: ’’Mr. Dean, I thought you weren't here? Where did you come from?’’
Jin Buyi's face was serious, and he yelled: ’’Qin Wushuang, I warned you not to cause trouble. You still ignored my words, right? You provoked your peers and carried out a personal vendetta;then you killed recklessly. With all these crimes, you won't be able to pay even with your life!’’
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang gave a cold sneer. However, he spoke slowly: ’’A personal duel? Mr. Dean, do you treat all the martial art students in the academy as blind? The duel was a fair one, and everyone saw with their eyes. Also, we had Xu Ting to officiate it. Mr. Dean, you are twisting the facts, how much bribes did you take from the Zhang family?’’
’’How dare you! You are still trying to refute it? You said that people watched, can you find a witness?’’
Qin Wushuang laughed at the sky: ’’There are at least eight hundred martial art students in the academy. You can ask any of them for the truth.’’
’’Ok, you guys come here. I am asking you as a dean, how exactly did Zhang Xian die?’’
A few of the present martial art students all denied any knowledge of the duel. They either said that they did not see because they were too far, or because they had arrived there too late. Each of them was pretending.
Qin Wushuang was not in a hurry to explain himself when he saw Jin Buyi was putting on a show with these few martial art students. He only gave cold sneer.