Chapter 648: Denouncing Crimes
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Are all of you willing to lend a hand and carry them to your Zhang Clan’s Audience Hall?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Zhang Clan guards and spoke slowly.
The Zhang Clan guards went pale in expression when they heard this, and all of them looked at each other, yet no one dared agree.
“Young Master Ling Tian, don’t make it difficult for us.” In next to no time, a Zhang Clan guard laughed bitterly. “They’re subordinates of the Madam. You might not fear the Madam, but we do.”
“Yeah.” The other Zhang Clan guards nodded hurriedly.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised and wasn’t surprised, and he continued. “Then go notify the Eldest Young Master for me and ask him to head to the Audience Hall. This ought to not be a problem, right?”
“This is not a problem.” The Zhang Clan guards hurriedly replied.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian took the lead to drag the three corpses into the Zhang Clan Estate, and he dragged out a long stain of blood that headed directly to the Zhang Clan Audience Hall.
Behind Duan Ling Tian, a Zhang Clan guard headed to another side in a fluster.
The direction he headed was precisely the courtyard that the Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Zhang Shou Yong, stayed in.
“Young Master Ling Tian!” When Duan Ling Tian arrived outside the Zhang Clan Audience Hall, the servants that were guarding outside recognized Duan Ling Tian.
In next to no time, the expressions of these servants went pale.
Because they saw the three corpses that Duan Ling Tian dragged over.
With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian directly tossed the three corpses at the entrance to the Zhang Clan Estate, and then stood quietly at the side without entering.
“Please notify your Patriarch, the Patriarch’s wife, the Second Young Master, and the various elders, and invite them over.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the servants that stood at the side with slightly pale expressions and spoke slowly.
The servants hurriedly nodded when they heard this, and then left as if they were fleeing.
When he saw the actions of the servants being so exaggerated, Duan Ling Tian rubbed his nose shyly. “Am I that terrifying?”
Not long after, a figure flashed over.
The figure was exceedingly swift, and it stood at Duan Ling Tian’s side in the blink of an eye.
“Brother Ling Tian, what’s going on?” The first to arrive was exactly Zhang Shou Yong.
Obviously, that Zhang Clan guard that went to look for Zhang Shou Yong didn’t say much, so Zhang Shou Yong didn’t know what exactly had happened.
“Big Brother Zhang.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled at Zhang Shou Yong, and then he pointed at the three nearby corpses.
“Hmm?” Only now did Zhang Shou Yong notice these three corpses and the stain of blood all along the way, and he couldn’t help but frown. “Who are they?”
In next to no time, Zhang Shou Yong’s gaze descended onto the three corpses.
With a glance, he’d clearly seen the appearance of the three corpses.
“Hmph!” Zhang Shou Yong suddenly snorted coldly with a voice that was icy cold to the extreme. Obviously, he’d recognized the three corpses, and he said with a low voice. “That bit*h….”
Now, Zhang Shou Yong naturally understood what had happened.
It was surely that Second Mother of his had sent people to deal with Duan Ling Tian, but they’d instead been killed by the experts of the Darkstone Empire.
Now Duan Ling Tian had brought over the three corpses to denounce crimes.
“Brother Ling Tian, you can be at ease… I’ll surely give you an explanation with regards to this matter!” Zhang Shou Yong spoke word by word as he promised.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, as he believed Zhang Shou Yong.
If it wasn’t for him believing in Zhang Shou Yong, he wouldn’t just drag these three corpses to the Zhang Clan like this.
“What’s going on?” In next to no time, the Patriarch had arrived as well, and his expression was extremely unsightly as he looked at the blood stain all along the way.
“Father, look at them.” Zhang Shou Yong’s expression was exceedingly gloomy as he pointed at the three corpses.
The Zhang Clan Patriarch glanced over, and his expression went dark. “Why is it them? Aren’t they the guards by your Second Mother’s side? How did they die here?”
“They didn’t die here… If I’m not wrong, they ought to have been sent by Second Mother to kill Brother Ling Tian, and the outcome was instead to be killed by the experts of the Darkstone Empire behind Brother Ling Tian.” Zhang Shou Yong spoke in a low voice.
The Patriarch’s expression darkened when he heard this, and then he looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he wanted to confirm it. “Brother Ling Tian, is it really like this?”
“Patriarch Zhang, the three of them did indeed want to kill me… But unfortunately for them, they didn’t succeed.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The Patriarch’s brows knit tightly and his expression was ominous when he heard this, and then he looked at Zhang Shou Yong and said, “Call your Second Mother over.”
Zhang Shou Yong hadn’t moved when Duan Ling Tian had already spoke. “Don’t worry Patriarch Zhang, I’ve already asked someone to invite the Madam and Second Young Master.”
Zhang Shou Yong stopped moving when he heard this, whereas, the frown on the Patriarch’s face grew deeper.
Originally, he was thinking that after he sent Zhang Shou Yong away, he would properly discuss with Duan Ling Tian and see if this matter could be played down.
After all, this matter was related to his second wife.
But now, he was obviously only able to use a voice transmission to persuade Duan Ling Tian
“Brother Ling Tian, my Zhang Clan is in the wrong in this matter… How about this? For the sake of expression my Zhang Clan’s sincerity, so long as it’s within the limits of my Zhang Clan’s ability, then my Zhang Clan will not hesitate to fulfil your request!” A voice transmission sounded out in Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and he was able to perceive that this was the voice transmission of the Zhang Clan Patriarch.
“Patriarch Zhang.” Duan Ling Tian glanced at the Zhang Clan Patriarch and replied via voice transmission. “I and Big Brother Zhang are friends, and you’re his Father. Logically speaking, I ought to call you Uncle… But with regards to today’s matter, I hope that Uncle can conduct public affairs without allowing private affairs to interfere and give me justice.”
The Patriarch couldn’t help but laugh bitterly when he heard this.
He knew that Duan Ling Tian wanted to fight for his pride.
After a short moment, numerous figures arrive successively, and in a short moment, more than 10 Zhang Clan elders had arrived.
“This…” The Patriarch was dumbstruck when he saw these Zhang Clan elders.
“Uncle, I asked someone to invite all the elders over.” Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at the Patriarch, causing the corners of the latter’s mouth to twitch as he revealed traces of fear from his eyes.
Only now did the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch realize that not only did this violet clothed young man possess extraordinary natural talent, even his thoughts were careful and meticulous, to the point of causing his scalp to go slightly numb.
Subsequently, he glanced at Zhang Shou Yong.
He knew that the reason Duan Ling Tian dared devise this plan was undoubtedly because of the presence of this bargaining chip, his son.
It couldn’t be said, if his son didn’t interfere in the matter today, Duan Ling Tian would absolutely be unable to cause a stir…
“What a scheming person.” As a Patriarch of a clan, what hadn’t he seen all throughout his lifetime? What sort of great storms had he not encountered?
Yet now, before this violet clothed young man, traces of fear arose from the bottom of his heart.
How old is this little fellow?
Possessing such terrifying scheming ability at such a young age. Once he grows up in the future, I’m afraid he’ll be a devil incarnate!
This was something that he didn’t doubt in the slightest.
“Patriarch, what’s happened?” The ten over elders quickly noticed the three corpses that were bound together, and they couldn’t help but frown as they asked the Patriarch.
The Patriarch hadn’t spoke yet when an elder couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in shock. “Eh… Aren’t they the guards by the Madam’s side?”
“It’s really the Madam’s guards!”
“Although the Madam’s guards came from the clan the Madam came from, since they were part of the dowry when the Madam married into our Zhang Clan, then they’re members of our Zhang Clan… Who is so audacious to even dare kill members of our Zhang Clan!?”
For a time, the group of Zhang Clan elders were infuriated.
Meanwhile, the Patriarch’s wife and the Second Young Master arrived late.
When they saw the three black clothed middle aged men that lay on the ground, their expressions darkened.
“Madam, if I’m not wrong, they ought to be the guard by your side, right?” In next to no time, a Zhang Clan elder asked the Patriarch’s wife.
The Patriarch’s wife’s face was unsightly, yet she still nodded.
This was something that she couldn’t deny.
“Don’t worry Madam, no matter who killed you guards, our Zhang Clan will absolutely not let take it lying down!” Some Zhang Clan elders guaranteed to the Patriarch’s wife, and this caused her to feel afraid of being found out.
“Elders, all of you don’t know the sequence of events, so it’s best if you don’t impatiently show your loyalty.” Right at this moment, Zhang Shou Yong spoke with a tone filled with ridicule.
“Eldest Young Master, what do you mean?” Instantly, those Zhang Clan elders were bewildered.
“Brother Ling Tian, you tell them.” Zhang Shou Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian and nodded. “Feel free to speak directly, and there’s no need for any scruples.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded and spoke slowly. “These three people were killed by the experts of my Darkstone Empire… The reason was that they’d laid in ambush for an entire three months outside the estate we lived in, and they directly struck a killing blow towards me once I left the estate today!”
“Fortunately, I had an expert protecting me. Otherwise, I’d already be dead.” As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, and then he glanced deeply at the Patriarch’s Wife and Second Young Master that had unsightly expressions. “Since arriving at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital, I haven’t offended anyone… The only people who have had conflict with me are the Patriarch’s wife and Second Young Master.”
“So, I brought these three corpses over to the Zhang Clan Estate… The facts prove that I wasn’t wrong. These people were precisely subordinates of the Patriarch’s wife.” Duan Ling Tian finished with a single breath, whereas the group of Zhang Clan elders looked at each other and were all speechless.
“Madam, is what he said true?” In next to no time, a Zhang Clan elder over the aged of 100 that had white hair and white brows asked the Patriarch’s wife in a low voice.
The Patriarch’s wife chose to keep silent, and she’d obviously tacitly admitted it.
“Elders, I hope that all of you can not let private matters interfere with public duty today… Brother Ling Tian is my friend, and I hope that all of you can give him justice! Otherwise, I, Zhang Shou Yong, will leave the Zhang Clan from this moment forwards.” Zhang Shou Yong spoke with a resolute tone.
Leave the Zhang Clan!
As soon as Zhang Shou Yong said this, everyone present including Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“Big Brother Zhang…” Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Shou Yong as dense warmth arose in his heart.
On the other side, the expressions of the Patriarch’s wife and Second Young Master went pale.
They originally didn’t take the matter before them seriously.
After all, no matter what, Duan Ling Tian was just an outsider.