Zhangsun Xun Yi looked at Liu Cheng’s dark expression and shook his head. It wasn’t that he couldn’t understand where Liu Cheng was coming from. From the very day it was founded, the Chun Feng Sect had been hunting demons. That was the one task they had in their life and with every place they went to eradicate one of them, they would see another tragedy that had occurred.
Naturally, their feelings toward the demons weren’t good. And unfortunately, the demons weren’t all pure-blooded. Enough of them had only half of the blood of a demon or even less and still caused one of these things.
Still, over the years, the Chun Feng Sect had gotten too extreme. They were willing to go much farther than necessary and they would condemn every single person that had some demonic ancestor somewhere down the line. They wouldn’t ask any questions and just regard them as the same kind of people that they had hunted for a long time.
Most likely, a disciple like Liu Cheng wouldn’t be able to distinguish between right and wrong anymore. He had more or less grown up in the sect and who knew how his life had been before he went there? This feeling of every single bad thing being a demon’s fault was very much the default opinion that was installed in the Chun Feng Sect’s disciples’ mind.
Unfortunately, there was hardly anybody that would be able to shake this mentality. And even fewer of those would be able to live well and spread another message. After all, there were only a few reasons a disciple of a demon hunting sect would change their mind about this kind of thing and how that would end didn’t need much imagination to come up with.
Even though Zhangsun Xun Yi could understand where Liu Cheng was coming from, that didn’t mean that he would accept his behavior. “Be that as it may, the people you are accusing are people of our Yun Zou Sect. Considering the relationship of our sects, we won’t pursue the matter of you attacking somebody without the slightest evidence. But I do expect you to leave for now.
“You can inform your Master and have him come over to discuss this matter with us if you still feel that you haven’t gotten things wrong. Now.” He motioned towards the gates of the sect, his gaze not leaving Liu Cheng for even a moment. He was sure that if he gave him any opportunity, this demon hunter would make sure that he used the time to figure out some details that might enable his Master to get into this realm. That couldn’t happen.
Liu Cheng likewise stared at Zhangsun Xun Yi and then turned his gaze to Yuchi Bing Xia. “Sect Master Yuchi is of the same opinion?
Yuchi Bing Xia’s brows furrowed. Was this guy trying to sow discord between them now? Well, even if he wanted to, he wouldn’t be able to do that. Whether it was the Grandmaster’s disciple, his own disciple or that beautiful god, he trusted all of them. “Naturally. It is not a problem to calmly discuss this in the future but right now, it’s not the moment for that. And the way you have gone about this also wasn’t satisfactory. I think we’ve already established as much. I hope you won’t hold it against me but it would really be better if you and your martial brothers and sisters left now.”
Liu Cheng looked from one person to the other but finally had to admit to himself that there was no way around this. They were unwilling to listen to his warnings so he could only leave and hope that his Master would be able to talk some sense into them. “Very well. If both Grandmaster Zhangsun and Sect Master Yuchi are of the same opinion, then I naturally can’t say anything against that. We will take our leave then. I hope the Yun Zou Sect will be able to cope with the inquiries of the other sects.” He cupped his fists, bowed, and then turned around, waving at the other disciples to follow him.
Grandmaster Zhangsun and Sect Master Yuchi watched him leave, their gazes complicated. The Chun Feng Sect had always been on their side, helping them out when there was trouble and backing them when they needed help. They had done the same for the Chun Feng Sect and it had always been beneficial to both sides.
Now, things might drastically change in the future. Normally, that kind of thing wouldn’t mean too much but right now, the Yun Zou Sect just wasn’t in a condition where they could take many more setbacks.
Yuchi Bing Xia rubbed his brow and sighed. “Tell me that you have some kind of good news.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi could only shake his head. “I don’t. On the contrary, I’m afraid that this isn’t over. The Chun Feng Sect will never let anybody go if they suspect them to be a demon. Their Sect Master will soon come over and discuss this with us. We should see to it that we get rid of the other sects as soon as possible.”
Yuchi Bing Xia nodded and then turned to Alliance Head Hua. “Alliance Head, I’m very sorry you had to see this. We’ve truly made a joke out of ourselves.”
Hua Min shook his head. “Nothing of the like. The situation wasn’t really favorable. Given the circumstances, I feel that you have done whatever you could.” He glanced at the array on the ground, wondering if Grandmaster Leng and his spouse would come out anytime soon. He really wanted to pay his respects to Grandmaster Leng.
Zhangsun Xun Yi noticed his expression and also glanced at the array. He didn’t know either when they would come back but considering that Hua Min and he were old friends, it wouldn’t be a problem to let him stay here with his disciples for a while. Anyway, that would also be beneficial for the Yun Zou Sect. “I guess we should go and deal with the other sects right now. Hua Min, would you like to accompany us? I’m sure that having somebody from the Liu He Alliance with us would help convince them that now is not a good time to be here.”
Hua Min nodded. If there was anything he could do to help in this situation, then he would do so. And just being there and showing his face wasn’t asking much of him. In fact, if he could, he might as well help them a little more.
Thus he readily followed behind the people from the Yun Zou Sect, going back to the place where the other sects had gathered on the training grounds and were looking in the direction of the Sect Master’s palace with expressions burning for gossip.