C17 Zhen Qi Condensation
Duan Clan, rear garden.
Duan Zhengyuan brought Han Bin over and arrived at the intersection of the back garden. Lu Yang frowned and asked, "Uncle Duan, are we going to a place to eat?"
Amongst the large clans, the construction methods of the mansion were mostly the same. Even though Lu Yang had never been to the Lu Manor's kitchen, he knew that the rear garden was in two different directions.
Duan Zhengyuan's heart tensed up. He obviously didn't expect Lu Yang to be so smart that he could even see through such a small detail. However, there was no change in his expression. He smiled and said: "Young Master Lu, you might not know this, but the Duan Residence is completely different from the Lu Residence. Passing through the backyard can save you a lot of travel."
Lu Yang didn't say anything else and followed beside Duan Zhengyuan towards the back garden.
The Duan Clan's back garden was not small. It was currently autumn, and many of the flowers were in full bloom. The air was filled with the fragrance of the fescue.
Just as he entered the garden, Lu Yang saw a horse carriage parked in the middle of the garden. The curtain of the horse carriage was embroidered with the word "Land" embroidered on it.
Seeing these words, the Lu family's complexion sank. How could he not know that this was the Lu mansion's carriage? One had to know that there weren't many people in the Lu Manor who could ride in a horse carriage. Which one of them didn't have a high status and yet the horse carriage appeared in front of them? It was clear that someone wanted to lure him into the garden. Recalling Duan Zhengyuan's previous attitude of wanting him to eat together with him, no matter how foolish Lu Yang was, he knew that Duan Zhengyuan had betrayed him.
Lu Yang immediately stopped and looked at Duan Zhengyuan, wanting to find an opportunity to escape.
But just at that moment, a few figures flashed outside the back garden's gate. More than ten guards appeared at the same time, blocking Lu Yang's way.
Lu Yang's heart thumped, he instantly had an ominous premonition as he questioned, "Uncle Duan, what do you mean by this?"
Duan Zhengyuan turned to look at Lu Yang and lightly smiled, teasing, "Young Master Lu, you're so intelligent, don't you see what Uncle Duan is trying to do?"
Lu Yang had indeed guessed what was going on and ignored Duan Zhengyuan. He looked towards the nearby horse carriage and said word by word, "Lu Tao, I know you're here."
This was the first time Lu Yang had called Lu Tao by his full name. Back in the Lu Manor, he had respected Lu Tao and kept addressing him as big brother. After what had happened, Lu Tao had already treated Lu Tao as his mother's enemy. How could he give him any face? Lu Yang was slightly regretting his decision to come to the Duan Clan.
Just as he escaped the wolf's den and arrived at the tiger's den, Lu Yang knew that the odds were against him this time.
The carriage's curtain opened and Lu Tao got off the carriage. He laughed loudly and said, "Ninth Brother, you are smarter than I thought. You actually know that I'm here."
Lu Yang let out a cold snort. Killing intent flashed in his eyes as he said coldly, "Lu Tao, stop wasting your breath here. Let me ask you, did you kill my mother?"
"Your mother ? Aunt Su?" Lu Tao wanted to admit it, but then he thought of something and shook his head, "How could I possibly kill Aunt Su? Do you think I'm that kind of person? What good would it do me to kill her? Yesterday, when I heard that Aunt Su was dead, I was sad for a long time. After an investigation, I found out that you had the greatest suspicion for killing Aunt Su, so I wanted to bring you back to the Lu Manor to interrogate you. "
Hearing this, Lu Yang was thoroughly enraged. He angrily said, "You're lying, how could I possibly kill mother?"
Lu Tao sighed and said, "Ninth Brother, actually, I don't believe that you're such a person, but the evidence is in front of us, so we have no choice but to believe it!"
"What do you want?" Lu Yang looked at Lu Tao with bloodshot eyes. He tightly clenched his fists, wishing that he could kill Lu Tao right now.
Lu Tao replied without even thinking, "Of course I brought you back to the Lu Manor. Don't blame Big Brother for not reminding you. I advise you to not resist because I'm afraid that the guards might accidentally kill you. You won't even have the chance to prove your innocence."
Lu Yang knew that he couldn't run away. Although he didn't believe Lu Tao's words, he had no way of escaping now. He gritted his teeth and said, "Fine, I won't fight back. I'll go with you."
"That's right." Lu Tao waved to the guards not too far away and sternly said, "Tie Ninth Young Master up and bring him back to the Lu Manor."
"Yes, Eldest Young Master." Several bodyguards flashed and quickly arrived in front of Lu Yang. One of them said, "Ninth Young Master, sorry for offending you."
The guard took out a handful of special hemp rope and tied Lu Yang up, then brought him to Lu Tao.
Lu Tao looked at Lu Yang and laughed proudly, saying, "Ninth brother, I didn't think that you would be so lucky that you didn't die even after jumping into Chu Tianhe's body. Brother, I don't understand. Since you escaped, why did you come here to die? Could it be that after you killed Aunt Su, your conscience was unsettled and you wanted to come back and turn yourself in? "
"You're shameless. You know who killed my mother." Lu Yang roared in anger, "I don't want to waste words with you, hurry up and bring me back to the Lu Manor. I want to see father."
Lu Tao was startled, he obviously did not expect Lu Yang to scold him. He said with a gloomy face, "That's right, I'm shameless. You can scold me however you want, but unfortunately, you can only scold me this time. Today will be the anniversary of your death next year." He walked in front of Lu Yang in a few steps and coldly said, "I don't care about dead people, speak! How do you want to die? "
Lu Yang's brows tightened and he spat out a few words from his mouth, "You want to kill me?"
"My good brother, are you stupid or are you just playing dumb?" Lu Tao laughed out loud, then said with a smile, "Aren't you being too naive!? Did you really think I would take you back to see your father? You must die here today, and no one will ever know. "
Lu Yang felt unusually uncomfortable in his heart. It wasn't that he was afraid of death, but that he was unable to avenge his mother.
"What, you're not talking?" Lu Tao still didn't want to kill Lu Yang immediately as he said with a smile, "Do you really have no last words?"
Lu Yang glared at him, then took a deep breath and said, "If you want to kill me like this, that's fine. I only have one request, bury me and my mother together."
"Gone?" Lu Tao asked.
Lu Yang nodded, closed his eyes and said, "No more."
After a moment of silence, Lu Tao said to the guard in front of him, "Kill him."
These guards were Lu Tao's trusted aides and they had completely obeyed his orders. Just as they were about to make a move, a voice suddenly sounded, "Who would have thought! For me to actually see this sort of scene, do you think that I should only do something to stop it, or should I do something to stop it? "
This voice was not loud, but it contained a great deal of power. It was obvious that the one who spoke was a martial arts expert.
The guards immediately raised their vigilance and looked around the garden. However, they were too disappointed to discover where the other party was hiding.
At this time, the man's voice sounded again, "Don't bother looking for me, with your cultivation, do you think you can find me? "What wishful thinking."
A light flashed in front of Lu Yang and a middle-aged man appeared like a ghost. That man looked to be in his forties and was wearing a green robe. Looking at his appearance, it was slightly dark, but he had thick eyebrows and big eyes. With a small goatee, he gave off a very strange feeling.
However, the middle-aged man exuded an enormous aura that surpassed everyone present.
Lu Tao's face darkened and he hurriedly took three steps back. He exclaimed in shock, "A Heaven Stage expert, just who are you?!"
The middle-aged man ignored Lu Tao's words. He turned around and looked at Duan Zhengyuan as he coldly said, "You old bastard, do you still remember me?"
Duan Zhengyuan kept staring at the back of the middle-aged man. He felt that the man's back was extremely familiar, as if he had seen him somewhere before, but he couldn't immediately remember who it was. When the middle-aged man turned around and Duan Zhengyuan saw his face, he finally remembered who it was. His eyes widened in disbelief as he asked, "Zhang Jianyun, you're not dead yet?"
Zhang Jianyun gave a cold harrumph, coldly looked at Duan Zhengyuan, and said word by word, "Old man, you're not dead yet. How could I leave before you?" However, you don't have much time left to live, think about the future! "Haha ?"
Duan Zhengyuan's expression changed drastically. He staggered three steps back and said fearfully, "Don't act recklessly. This is the Duan Clan, I'm the Duan Clan's Patriarch ?"
"Ah!" We haven't seen each other in so many years, and now you're the head of the family. " Zhang Jianyun was a little surprised, "That's good too. If I kill you, it's the same as destroying the Duan Clan. It'll save me a lot of time." He paused before continuing, "Didn't you just ask me how I wanted to die? Now, let me ask you, how do you want to die? "
The Duan Clan was only a small clan, and the strongest person in the mansion was only an Earth Stage. The only Heaven Stage Initial Phase powerhouse was still guarding the River County, so it would be impossible to get there within a short period of time. Duan Zhengyuan knew that if Zhang Jianyun made a move, no matter how strong he was, he wouldn't be able to escape from the hands of Zhang Jianyun.
Duan Zhengyuan did not want to die. He was still thinking about the future and hurriedly said to Lu Tao, "Young Master Lu, save me ?"
Lu Tao did not care about Duan Zhengyuan's life or death at all. In his eyes, Duan Zhengyuan was just a pawn, and whether he lived or died had nothing to do with him. He only wanted to kill Lu Yang. Lu Tao's brows twitched. He glanced at Lu Yang, then looked at Duan Zhengyuan, then cupped his fists and said, "Senior, I can ignore the personal grudge between you and him, as long as you agree to not ask anything about me."
"But about you?" Zhang Jianyun said coldly and said unhappily, "Junior, do you know what I hate the most? I hate it when people threaten me the most, what do I want you to say? Oh! "I forgot to tell you, the more people ask me to do something, the more I refuse to do it. Today, this little brat's matter is my responsibility."
Zhang Jiyun suddenly raised his right hand and waved it towards Lu Yang's chest.
A white stream of light flew out from his finger, and with a snapping sound, the stream of light turned into sharp sword Qis, cutting off the ropes on Lu Yang's body. This move immediately shocked everyone present. To condense true energy, this was not a martial skill that ordinary Heaven Stage powerhouses could use.
Seeing this scene, Lu Tao's expression became abnormally unsightly. He bit his lower lip and asked, "Senior, what is the meaning of this?"
"Haha!" "Little fellow, you were just saying that he's dumb, but I don't think there's much difference between your brain and a pig's brain." Zhang Jianyun smiled weirdly. He looked at Lu Tao as if he was looking at an idiot.