TL Note: Alright so here is an early release 😀
Also for new chapters, I will include a teaser for the next chapter, so read at your own risk.
Also this chapter took only about 2.5 hrs, so a lot of improvement, lol.
Edited by Brian & Jerret
Chapter 2 Not Paying Back
“Two bottles of antidote, a low level medicine drop, one bottle of black wolf blood, three bottles of talcum powder, three pieces of tiger heart meat, then use the rest of the money to give my black spirit stallion a shelter, but make sure to give feed my black spirit stallion. I will need him tomorrow!”
In front of the counter, a young man wearing a green and black attire placed a small pouch of coins on the counter.
His skin was pale, he had thin cheekbones, nonetheless, his overall outline of the face was handsome, especially his pair of eyes, seemed like they had the ability to see through a person’s thoughts.
An elderly shopkeeper peered into the small money pouch, stammered: “I say Su Yun, the meat of tiger hearts have nourishing, but you are only at sixth stage. Inferior in terms of cultivation, if you eat the tiger heart meat, be careful of the spirit qi inside the meat! I heard you went to the near the inner sect prefecture and got injured. If you eat the tiger meat, you might be throwing your life away! Are you sure you still want to buy them?”
“Just quickly get the meat ready.”
Su Yun did not try explain.
“He really is fearless,” the elderly shopkeeper said as he shaked his head, while he went to prepare the meat.
After a short period of time, the desired product was placed on the counter.
“Three spirit coins for the bottles of antidote, five spirit coins for the low level medicine drops, two spirit coins for bottles of black wolf blood, one spirit coin for the bottles of talcum powder, ten spirit coins for the tiger heart meat, adding the spirit stallion rental, the total comes out to thirty-five spirit coins! If the spirit stallion is not returned within a week, it will result to an extra charge! If the spirit stallion is wounded, fall ill or is killed, the compensation will have to be paid accordingly.”
While the elderly shopkeeper was talking, he was untying the straps for the small money pouch. Surprisingly, he found that there was exactly thirty-five spirit coins in the pouch, not too little and not too much.
“Next morning, I may have to come back for more materials.”
After he finished conversing with the shopkeeper, he hurriedly left from the store.
Seeing the young man nimbly leave, the elderly shopkeeper could not help but exclaim: “This kid, he rarely comes to the store. How come that this time, he came and bought a bunch of strange materials and even rented a spirit stallion? What does he need the materials for?”
Su Yun quickly exited the store. He was carrying materials that cost his entire life savings.
If he desired to obtain more spirit coins, the easiest method was to find a job working for the families or main house. It would take about a month to earn fifty spirit coins.
Before, Su Yun could never focus on any type of job to earn money. Therefore, he relied on Qing Er’s money.
In front, there was a curved path, seemingly endless, paved with brown stones, painted on top was an illustration of a majestic griffin, which looked very lifelike. On both sides of the path, there were old worn down cottage homes, covered with moss that grew during the countless years.
Every pedestrian using the path was carrying firewood, buckets or materials to transport. Their faces were full of concentration and anxiety. It was an extremely busy street.
Not everyone in Su Family’s territory was related to the Su family. Some lived there to escape war, while others cultivated for training their bodies or escaped the punishment of various crimes they committed elsewhere. They just lived in Su Family’s territory, followed the rules and tried to survive in the cruel and harsh world.
Cultivation training conditions were very simple and modest in this area. The cultivation square for practicing was just an open area, with bricks and stakes enclosing it. The square was in dire need of repair. Near the surrounding area, there were many small stores to buy elementary martial techniques.
There was no spiritual medicine supply, no treasure supply. There was even only one lecturer who came every three days. It was not an exaggeration to say cultivating in this area was painstakingly difficult.
Nonetheless, the Su Family did provide an opportunity for advancement for people in the outer sect.
Su Family rule: If a person enters the 10th stage of cultivation, they are eligible to enter the inner Su sect.
Immediately after entering the inner sect, he will be rewarded a new home and would be able to select a weapon from the storehouse. Every single month, he would be rewarded five advancing spiritual pill and two hundred spirit coins. The person would be also allowed to enter the advanced cultivation practice area and gain access to even more advanced techniques. Basically, it would allow a person’s future accomplishment to become much easier.
This was the huge difference in treatment between the inner and outer sect!
For this reason, despite the difficult life of the outer sect, there were many people working hard to increase their cultivation stage to enter the inner sect.
“Hey Su Yun!”
Just then, a shout came from the side of his vision.
Su Yun looked up to see a young man pinned with several badges walking towards him.
These people were from the Main Su Family, the chest badges represented their identity in the Su territory. Their duty in the outer sect was to maintain order in the outer sect.
Su Yun did not think that the overseeing team was actually this group of people.
Su Yun was unfamiliar with these people, since the Su family was so large. There were many people that Su Yun did not have any connections with. Therefore, uncles and brothers were only titles used to address each other. However, he recognized one person.
One head of the Su family was called Su Gui Mu. His father was also in charge of finance. There was also a casino that was operated in the shadows of the Su Family that Su Gui Mu’s father also controlled. Unfortunately, most of Su Yun’s money that was left by his parents were wasted in the casino.
Su Yun did not like Su Gui Mu, because Su Gui Mu scammed Su Yun of a lot of money from unfair financial contracts. When Su Yun found out what happened, it was already too late.
As Su Gui Mu came over to Su Yun, a sneer crept over his face.
“Hey, Su Yun! I heard you were kicked out of your home!”
Su Yun remained silent.
“Tut, tut, tut, you appeared to be confused.” As Su Gui Mu looked up and down at Su Yun’s attire.
“What do you want?” Su Yun said.
“Haha! The isn’t anything. It’s just you still owe me two thousand spirit coins. I just don’t know when will you return the money you borrowed!” Su Gui Mu said as contempt flashed across his eyes.
“I have no money!”
“No money!” Su Gui Mu’s face immediately turned ugly. He viscously shouted “How dare you owe me money, Su Yun and you still can’t pay me back! Do you know the result of not being able to pay back the money?”
“So are you going to give my money back!?”
“I already said I have no money!”
“You……” Su Gui Mu was burning up from anger. Suddenly, his angry face disappeared and was replaced with a viscous smile, he patted Su Yun on the shoulder: “Forget it! You only owe me a little money. I’ll give you more time!”
Not yet? This is change of mood was certainly not a good thing.
After talking, Su Gui Mu pulled Su Yun close and asked: “However, brother, nothing in this world is for free. How about you help a brother out, like I helped you? How about you let me take Qing Er to dinner and I will just write the two thousand spirit coins off? I’m even willing to send you another thousand spirit coins.”
“For dinner?” Su Yun frowned.
“I am not asking much. I am only asking for a meal!” Su Gui Mu laughed: “Qing Er is extremely talented, I really admire her! I just want to get to know her and nothing more!”
“But I have heard that you drugged the drinks of women you have taken to dinner and your father raped them! Your father’s influence has allowed him to escape punishment from his crimes every time! Now you want to rape Qing Er, too?”
“You…..dare slander me, my father is honorable, I am innocent.” Su Gui Mu’s face reddened, angrily shouted at Su Yun: “Are you going to help me? If not, return my money now!!!”
Su Yun responded facing Su Gui Mu straight in the face.
“I will fucking kill you! ” Su Gui Mu became furious, and directed his punch straight into Su Yun’s face.
Su Yun carefully stepped back and carefully avoided the punch.
“Only at six stage and is this arrogant? Surround him! I will make sure that he is punished today!” Su Gui Mu shouted.
Behind Su Gui Mu, the men began surrounding Su Yun, cutting off his chance to escape.
However, Su Yun was not nervous at all, he responded: “Su Gui Mu, I do not want you father to be expelled from office. If you do not want that, take you men and walk away!”
“Bah! What ability do you have kid? You were kicked out of you home and dare to challenge me? ” Su Gui Mu sneered with disdain.
“I may not have the capability, but if I inform the master of the house, do you think you will go unpunished?”
After Su Yun finished, Su Gui Mu laughed out loud.
“This is really funny! Su Yun, you still don’t get it? Look at your situation. Appealing to the patriarch of the house? Will the head even believe you when you proclaim everything you said? You are in the outer sect, right now you are not even eligible to enter the inner sect. Now you want to complain to the patriarch of the Su Family? Hahahahaha, this is really a good joke!”
Nonetheless, Su Yun calmly replied: ” I do not, but what about Qing Er?”
“Qing Er? That bitch! Who cares?”
“Are you sure about this?”
“What? You think I am not confident?”
“The disciples of the inner sect, do you really want to mess with them?”
“Inner sect disciples? ” Su Gui Mu was stunned for a bit. Although he was confident about the inner sect, some special disciples such as Qing Er had a lot of backing. He did not know if Qing Er made friends with some high level disciples of the inner sect. Su Gui Mu’s frown deepened.
Su Yun was not beating around the bush, he directly attacked with Qing Er’s status as an inner disciple.
Su Gui Mu face lost his confidence after he thought about it more.
In accordance with what Su Yun said, he couldn’t really afford to provoke the friends of Qing Er.
Even if Qing Er was lying, the inner sect elders will listen to her complaints for sure.
If there really is an investigation, he will probably be found out. His whole family will suffer, especially him and his father. Too many people are involved, the casino will probably have to shut down after. His family may even be ruined.
Seeing Su Gui Mu in a daze, Su Yun decided to leave.
“I do not have money yet.”
A voice floated over.
Su Gui Mu grinded his teeth, but said nothing.
However, things could never end this easily…….