Chapter 645: Unreasonable Request
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Presently, amongst the younger generation of our Zhang Clan, his strength is the strongest, and I don’t deny this. But beneath him, the strongest is Yuan… You ought to not deny this, right?” The middle aged woman looked at her husband, the Patriarch of the Zhang Clan, and asked.
The Patriarch nodded.
“During the Dynasty Martial Competition this time, it isn’t difficult for him to advance and obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties… But Yuan is different!
“Unless Yuan is able to consume this Spirit Void Fruit and break through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage… Otherwise, it’ll be impossible for him to advance in the Dynasty Martial Competition and obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.” The woman spoke directly without the slightest fear.
“And then?” The Patriarch asked.
“Then I feel that giving the Spirit Void Fruit to him is truly a waste! Only because no matter if he consumes the Spirit Void Fruit or not, he’ll be able to advance in the Dynasty Martial Competition and obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.” The woman continued. “On the other hand, if Yuan doesn’t obtain this Spirit Void Fruit, then it would be utterly impossible for him to obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties… In my opinion, using a Spirit Void Fruit to exchange a position for our Zhang Clan to advance to the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is a good thing.”
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a ridiculing smile. “For the sake of her biological son, this hateful woman is truly going through great pains to actually speak these kind of words.”
As far as Duan Ling Tian was concerned, the words this hateful woman spoke was bullshit!
Even if the Spirit Voice Fruit was give to her biological son and he obtained the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, wouldn’t he still be at the bottom?
At that time when the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties begins, he would probably be eliminated in the first round.
On the other hand, if the Spirit Void Fruit was given to Zhang Shou Yong, he would even have the chance to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“But, the Void Interpretation Stage isn’t so easy to breakthrough to… I wonder what level of Earth Concept Big Brother Zhang has comprehended?” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
For the beginning until the end, Zhang Shou Yong who was beside Duan Ling Tian, had a calm expression, as if everything that happened before him was unrelated to him.
In next to no time, the Patriarch spoke, and what he spoke of was undoubtedly what Duan Ling Tian had thought in his heart.
“… This Spirit Void Fruit is enough to affect Yong’s performance in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties. If he’s able to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, then he’ll even have the chance to fight for the first rank in the competition.” Patriarch Zhang’s voice resounded out clearly.
Number one in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!
What an honor would that be?
“Even you said ‘if’… Even if he’s able to break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage in a short period of time after consuming this Spirit Void Fruit, but is the Void Interpretation Stage so easily attained? Even if his Origin energy advanced to fulfil the conditions during the remaining one year from the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, but what about his comprehension in Concept?” The woman spoke with certainty and didn’t fall into a disadvantaged position. “The Void Interpretation Stage isn’t so easy to comprehend… Some Void Initiation Stage martial artists remain at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage for their entire lives because they were unable to comprehend Void Initiation Stage Concept.”
Void Initiation Stage Concept was also called Intermediate Concept, and it surpassed the Elementary Concept that was ordinarily comprehended by Void Initiation Stage martial artists.
Above ninth level Elementary Concept was first level Intermediate Concept, and it required extremely high comprehension ability to comprehend.
“Hmph!” The Zhang Clan Patriarch grunted coldly. “Then you’re confident that after Yuan consumes the Spirit Void Fruit, he’ll surely be able to advance in the Dynasty Martial Competition and obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties to bring honor to our Zhang Clan?”
“If you’re confident, then so what if I give this Spirit Void Fruit to Yuan?”
When the Patriarch spoke up to here, a smile of victory bloomed on the woman’s face, and she glanced at Zhang Shou Yong with slight complacency.
But the smile on her face quickly froze.
Because, the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch hadn’t finished speaking.
“But after Yuan consumed the Spirit Void Fruit, if he’s unable to obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties… Then I’ll punish him by making him be unable to inherit the position as the next Patriarch of the Zhang Clan for his entire lifetime!” The following words of the Zhang Clan Patriarch were spoke resolutely, and it caused the woman and Zhang Shou Yuan who stood by her side to have a grim expression.
They never imagined that the Patriarch would speak these words.
The position of the next Zhang Clan Patriarch!
If nothing unexpected occurred then it would surely by Zhang Shou Yuan.
Because Zhang Shou Yong had made it clear long ago that he had no interest in being the next Patriarch of the Zhang Clan.
Otherwise, Zhang Shou Yong would have already become the inheritor of the position of Patriarch in the Zhang Clan.
In could be said the Zhang Shou Yong would fight with Zhang Shou Yuan for the position of Patriarch.
“Mother, I don’t want that Spirit Void Fruit anymore, I don’t want it!” Zhang Shou Yuan was in panic, and he hurriedly sent a voice transmission into the ears of the woman.
What a joke!
Because of his Big Brother Zhang Shou Yong being uninterested towards it, although who would inherit it wasn’t officially announced, everyone knew that the position of the next Zhang Clan Patriarch surely belonged to him.
Now because of a Spirit Void Fruit, he would even possibly lose the opportunity to inherit position of Patriarch, and he was naturally unwilling.
He was unwilling to use the position of Zhang Clan Patriarch as a wager!
Because even if he consumed the Spirit Void Fruit and broke through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage before the Dynasty Martial Competition, he didn’t have sufficient certainty to seize the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
On the other side, the woman’s expression went completely dark.
She’d never imagined that her own husband would actually use this to threaten her and her son…
She gritted her teeth and couldn’t shake her feeling of unwillingness.
“I think that the ownership of the Spirit Void Fruit ought to be decided by vote of all the elders of our Zhang Clan…” The woman turned the topic and said in a low voice, “No matter if it’s him who consumes the Spirit Soul Fruit or Yuan, it’s all a gamble… So why should he take priority?”
Why should he?!
The woman’s words were extremely clear, she wanted to ask all the Zhang Clan elders to vote and decide on it.
“Enough!” When the Patriarch saw his wife being so presumptuous, he finally couldn’t resist any longer and shouted out angrily with a grim expression, and it shocked the woman to the point of shutting up.
But right at this moment, Zhang Shou Yong who’d kept quiet from the beginning spoke. “Father, since Second Mother is interested in asking the various elders to decide by vote about the ownership of the Spirit Void Fruit, then we’ll allow the elders to vote.” Zhang Shou Yong had suddenly spoke out with such words.
For a time, not only was the Zhang Clan Patriarch stunned, even the woman and Zhang Shou Yuan were stunned.
They never imagined that Zhang Shou Yong would agree.
“Big Brother Zhang…” Duan Ling Tian was dumbstruck. “The situation before my eyes is obviously beneficial to Big Brother Zhang, yet why did he start digging his own grave?”
Duan Ling Tian was unable to wrap his head around it.
“As expected of our Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master, you have courage… I’ll order people to invite the elders over.” The woman’s face bloomed into a smile of victory, and her eyes flickered with a bright light as she walked out of the Audience Hall with large strides to instruct the subordinates that were guarding outside the Audience Hall.
So long as all the Zhang Clan elders were gathered together, she would have the certainty to make most of the elder side towards her son.
After all, her son was the future Patriarch of the Zhang Clan.
Under similar circumstances, she wasn’t worried that her son would lose to Zhang Shou Yong when all the Zhang Clan elders voted.
“Yong, you…” The Patriarch frowned and had a puzzled expression.
Duan Ling Tian look at Zhang Shou Yong with a puzzled expression as well, and he asked. “Big Brother Zhang, if you didn’t take the initiative to agree, the Spirit Void Fruit would have already been yours… Doing this is truly unreasonable.”
“Since this Second Mother of yours dared to put forward such a request, she surely has confidence in making the Zhang Clan’s elders side towards her son.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be worried for Zhang Shou Yong.
The thing he couldn’t wrap his head around the most was that Zhang Shou Yong had actually taken the initiative to agree to the unreasonable request of the hateful woman.
After all, under the rage of the Zhang Clan Patriarch, the hateful woman didn’t dare speak anymore.
The Spirit Void Fruit was able to become the possession of Zhang Shou Yong, yet at the critical moment, Zhang Shou Yong seemed to have thrown out a rope to make himself tumble, and it truly caused others to be slightly speechless.
“Brother Ling Tian, if I don’t agree to me Second Mother’s request, then even if she doesn’t say anything further due to my Father’s rage, she wouldn’t be really resigned… This time, I want her to completely and utterly give up!” The depths of Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes flickered with strands of frightful cold lights as he spoke via voice transmission.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned, as he never expected that all of this was actually Zhang Shou Yong’s plan.
Zhang Shou Yong obviously had everything under control.
“Looks like Big Brother Zhang already possesses 100% certainty, then I’ll wait and see while preparing to see a show.” Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief.
“It will be a nice show… It will absolutely not disappoint you.” Zhang Shou Yong replied.
“I anticipate it extremely.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Along with the passage of time, the Zhang Clan Audience Hall that originally contained five people had become completely bustling with noise and excitement.
Not only did the group of elders that stayed in the Zhang Clan come over, even the elders of the Zhang Clan that were in charge of the various businesses under the Zhang Clan at various places in the Capital had returned as well.
37 elders were gathered together.
Amongst them, almost half were middle aged men, and almost all the others were old people.
A few people even had white hair and eyebrows, and they’d obviously passed a hundred years in age.
However, because of their deep cultivations, all of them were full of spirit and energy.
“Patriarch, is there something important that you asked all of us to return for?” In next to no time, a Zhang Clan elder asked.
When the Zhang Clan Patriarch heard this, he spoke of the entire sequence of events without holding back in the slightest.
For a time, all the elders of the Zhang Clan understood the reason why they were asked to return.
“In this way, there’s only one spirit fruit… Yet we have to select either Eldest Young Master or Second Young Master to consume it.” The gazes of the group of elders started to move up and down as they sized up Zhang Shou Yong and Zhang Shou Yuan.
It was as if they were choosing goods, and it caused Duan Ling Tian who stood at the side to be speechless.
But, Zhang Shou Yong instead had an expressionless face as if he utterly didn’t take what was happening before him seriously, and he was composed to a shocking degree.
“I think that the probability the Second Young Master obtains the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is slightly greater than Eldest Young Master breaking through to the Void Interpretation Stage before the Martial Competition,” said one of the elders.