Chapter 9 - 9 : Together
Long Xue Ying turned back towards the direction that voice came from and saw that it was Elder Yang. He had a head full of white hair and a white beard. He was a little chubby, as well.
He was the Elder in charge of the Treasure Hall. Although he wasn't as strong as her grandfather, Long Mu, he was still one of the top few in the Long clan when it came to strength and responsibilities.
"Greetings, Elder yang," She calmed herself down and greeted him politely. Seeing her calm down, Elder yang couldn't help but praise her nature in his mind.
"What happened? Why are you attacking him?" Elder Yang asked as he looked towards Long Chen.
"He... He..." Long Xue Ying stuttered. She wasn't sure about how to describe it to an elder. She felt shy. She couldn't say that Long Chen had taken her in his embrace.
"He what?" Elder Yang asked again in a questioning tone
"He touched me inappropriately!" At last, she finally gathered the courage and said it, although she simplified it a lot. Because she still couldn't describe the event in full detail.
"Are you sure he did that? Do you know who he is?" Elder Yang asked with a weird expression on his face.
"What has this got to do with who he is?" Long Xue Ying asked with a confused look on her face as she gazed at Elder Yang.
"Have you heard about Long Tian?" Elder Yang inquired.
"Who hasn't? Of course, I did, as well. He is the grandson of the patriarch, and the fallen genius of Long Clan who lost his intelligence after the assassination attempt on his life," Long Xue Ying said like it was a matter of fact.
"The person you're trying to attack is him. He is Long Tian. You should know that since the accident, his brain is like that of a 2-year-old child now, although his body is that of a 12-year-old boy's. I do not think he would do it intentionally. Isn't there a good possibility that there was an accident that resulted in you misunderstanding him? What do you think?" Elder Yang said in a questioning tone.
"He is Long Tian? The guy who lost his intelligence after the assassination attempt?" She looked at him clearly and could see some similarities. She had heard about him before, she had even met him a few times before his accident, but in these last four years, she didn't see him much. So she couldn't recognize him at first glance.
Now that she knew who it was, she felt that it must have been an accident. Now she felt terrible and guilty for attacking him without truly understanding the situation before she felt like she was a victim, but now she felt like she was a bully.
"Elder yang, I think you are right. It was probably an accident. I am so sorry for attacking him; I even injured him," She said as her eyes got slightly moist.
"I will bring him to his courtyard so that he could rest, and then I will also ask for Aunt Ziyi's forgiveness for injuring Long Tian," Long Xue Ying said in an apologetic tone as she grabbed Long Chen's hands with her soft hands and took him with her.
Elder Yang looked at them, walking together for a while, then walked back to his Treasure Hall as well.
As all three left, no one noticed a guy standing at some distance watching everything with an ugly expression on his face. This person looked to be about 18-19 years old. He had long black hair and dark eyes like the abyss.
He was Long Su. His cultivation was at the 8th stage of the Spirit Establishment realm. Although he was young as well, he was not considered a member of the younger generation as he already passed the age of 18 quite a while ago. He was the son of the supreme Elder of the Long clan, Long Hua. Although Long Hua was the second strongest in the Long clan, he was still weaker than Long clan's patriarch Long Ren by a lot.
Long Hua mostly only got involved whenever there was a need to take care of the Clan's essential matters. Other than that, he would always be cultivating in his room. He had two sons, one Long Su and the other was only five years old right now. He did not get involved in their matters much unless exceptional circumstances.
At this moment, Long Su was filled with hatred towards Long Chen. He liked Long Xue Ying ever since he first saw her in skill Hall 5 years ago and had always been trying to make her fall for him, but she never gave him any importance. Whenever he approached her, she always talked to him politely, but he could see that she was trying to keep her distance from him.
Today he was going to Skill Hall to choose another Martial skill for himself when he saw Long Xue Ying come out of the Treasure Hall. He stopped in his tracks and just as he was about to approach her, he saw Long Chen fall on her.
The scene of her being in his embrace kept stabbing in his heart like a needle again and again. He wanted to go there straight away and crush that guy to a pulp, but he recognized who it was and didn't dare to.
He had seen him before. He knew it was the Grandson of clan patriarch Long Ren. Even if his grandfather was strong, he knew Long Ren was way stronger.
When he saw Long Xue Ying attacking Long Chen, he was praying that she would kill him in anger, and then he will save her from the consequences by saying he witnessed Long Chen molesting her and her retaliation accidentally killed Long Chen. He thought that Long Ren would not be so narrow-minded as to come after him if he knew that it was his grandson's fault and the crime he committed.
But things didn't go as planned. Elder Yang came out and stopped her and also told her about his identity. Long Chen survived this calamity.
Even after a long while, Long Su's anger did not subside, and he decided to make a plan to get rid of Long Chen.
'How dare that bastard touch my Xue Ying,' Long Su thought in his mind while gritting his teeth.
While there was a deadly plan being hatched against him, a plan that will forever change his life, Long Chen had no idea about it. He was happy walking with Long Xue Ying. She kept holding his hand while she brought him towards his courtyard. Long Chen enjoyed the smoothness of her Jade-like hand. Many people saw this along the way and were filled with jealousy towards Long Chen.
'That bastard! Why is he so lucky to hold Miss Xue Ying's hand?' Many people thought as they lost themselves in their jealousy.
Long Xue Ying was bringing him towards his courtyard but stopped before that as she noticed that his mother's courtyard had arrived. She decided to bring him there first and clarify the misunderstandings and ask for forgiveness for hurting her son.
She knocked on her door a few times. The door opened, and a beautiful woman came out. She was Sima Ziyi. Long Chen was again amazed.
'Every time I see her, she looks even prettier than before,' Long Chen thought in his mind. Although he considered her pretty, there were no inappropriate thoughts on his mind.
He also felt sad after thinking about his father. Although Long Jun was Long Tian's father and not his, he still felt terrible as he shared the memories of Long Tian as well as some of his feelings.