Jin Yu Li dressed like a rich man and had long sleeves covering both hands like an old farmer. Nothing on him looked out of the ordinary until he spoke these words.
After hearing these words, everyone felt different. Chen Chang Sheng had the strongest feeling, especially the last sentence – I didn’t do anything wrong, so why can’t I be tough, and why can’t I be daring?
When he had just arrived in the capital, in Dong Yu General’s mansion and outside of the Priest’s Academy, he had said similar words.
Because of the reactions from the others, he had been worrying. Am I really too different, or put another way, is what I insist really because of stubbornness or bitterness as how others see it or is it just a really strange thing? Upon hearing Jin Yu Lu’s words, he realized that were actually many people just like him.
This made him happy.
“Has elder been protecting the Tradition Academy?”
Tian Hai Sheng Xue walked out, staring at Jin Yu Lu coldly.
Jin Yu Lu said calmly, “Why not?”
Tian Hai Sheng Xue said, “As the Official of the Red River, don’t you need to take care of princess? Don’t you need to be concerned about the princess’s safety?”
Jin Yu Lu squinted and said, “You Zhou people said the Li Palace is the safest place, so I let princess move out from the Herb Garden……so obviously you Zhou people need to be responsible for princess’s safety. What do I need to worry about?”
Tian Hai family wanted to destroy the Tradition Academy. Their first course of action was to get an excuse to move Luo Luo out of the Tradition Academy.
Now Jin Yu Lu was actually using this reason to not stay at Li Palace and to instead stay at the Tradition Academy.
Tian Hai Sheng Xue couldn’t argue against it.
Suddenly, several wagons appeared on Hundred Blossom Street.
Tian Hai Sheng Xue took his subordinates to the Tradition Academy. He chose to do it early in the morning because he knew clearly that there were some people in the capital trying to protect the Tradition Academy. On this rainy morning, he wanted to destroy the Tradition Academy swifty before anyone realized.
However, he didn’t expect the three youngsters in the Tradition Academy to respond in such a tough way and he didn’t expect the appearance of Jin Yu Lu. As the time passed, the people who were secretly observing this fight went to report the situation back to each of their masters. The masters rushed here.
Several wagons arrived in the rain urgently.
When Prince Chen Liu got out from the wagon in the front, he had even buttoned his clothes improperly. It could be imagined how hurried he was.
A thin middle aged man held the umbrella to shield him from the rain as they walked to the entry of the Tradition Academy.
Just by seeing the current circumstance, he already knew what had happened. He looked at Tian Hai Sheng Xue, frowned and said, “Go back.”
If only talking about position in family hierarchy, Prince Chen Liu and Tian Hai Sheng Xue were in the same generation. As a matter of fact, Tian Hai Sheng Xue was older than him, however, Prince Chen Liu was part of the Chen royal family and most importantly, the Divine Queen was closer to him than her nephews in the Tian Hai family, so he didn’t speak to Tian Hai Sheng Xue in a friendly way.
Tian Hai Sheng Xue took a glimpse at him coldly. His look was unspeakably reluctant, yet he didn’t say anything to object.
To this member of the Chen royal family who lived in the royal palace for a long time, the youngsters of the Tian Hai family were envious and jealous. Several years ago, there were people trying to kill him, but the Divine Queen got very angry and since then, no one dared to disrespect him anymore, at least on the surface.
The person who got out of the second wagon was Officer Xin.
Yesterday the entire capital knew that the Pope had called Princess Luo Luo to the Li Palace Academy to study. The Tradition Academy was shaking in the wind and rain, so his heart was also shaking. He couldn’t feel safe thinking, before when I saw that recommendation letter, I offered many helps to Chen Chang Sheng and the Tradition Academy, am I wrong? So today in the morning, after knowing what happened to the Tradition Academy, he didn’t arrive at the first time, but went to Bishop’s house, because he worried that he misunderstood the Pope’s meaning again.
Bishop was smiling, without saying a word, which made him feel even more scared, was the Bishop’s thinking different from the Pope? Was the Bishop actually going to reverse a verdict for that thing? Was he actually going to stand in the opposite side of the Pope? Was the Tradition actually going to split?
Officer Xin was very scared but he realized he had no way to go back because the entire capital and the entire Li Palace all knew why the Tradition Academy had obtained the opportunity to revitalize and being invited to participate in the Ivy Festival, was all his doing. Who would believe that he was only an executor?
Now he could only stand by the Tradition Academy, so must stand by the Tradition Academy.
Such fear of being forced to take a stand usually would make one very brave because he had already put all his eggs in one basket. With no way to step back, Officer Xin actually appeared even tougher than Prince Chen Liu. He paid no attention to Tian Hai Sheng Xue’s reputation at all and criticized him harshly!
Tian Hai Sheng Xue’s face turned more and more pale as he became more and more angry.
When Prince Chen Liu and the people of the Department of the Traditional Education all arrived, he lost his chance to destroy the Tradition Academy.
Jin Yu Lu stood in front of the Tradition Academy’s gate.
Most importantly, the three students of the Tradition Academy did surprisingly well.
Tian Hai Sheng Xue looked at the three people, lifted up his eyebrows slightly, took over the rope his soldier delivered and shouted, “Go!”
The same word at different pitches represented completely different meanings.
Tang Thirty Six held his sword, looked at him and asked, “You want to leave just like that?”
In the battle this morning, the students of the Tradition Academy wounded four Tian Hai Sheng Xue’s soldiers, and Jin Yu Lu wounded many and even hurt Fei Dian. With this, Tian Hai Sheng Xue himself felt a little scared. On the other hand, the people of the Tradition Academy were not harmed at all. No matter what way you saw it, it’s the Tradition Academy that gained advantages.
But Tang Thirty Six still didn’t want to just let them go – Prince Chen Liu frowned slightly. Glancing at this playboy of the Wen Shui Tang Family and remembering that the night in the Wei Yang Palace, he disliked how this kid acted impolitely and disregarded the general situation of the continent completely.
“We need an explanation.”
The fall rain gradually stopped. Chen Chang Sheng walked up two steps, pointed at the ruined gate behind him and said.
Why would Tian Hai Sheng Xue come to break the Tradition Academy’s gate and even plan to completely destroy the Tradition Academy? Because he wanted to avenge for his cousin Tian Hai Ya Er. Although he was not so close to Tian Hai Ya Er, he was still family, his own family. Tian Hai Ya Er was crippled by the the Tradition Academy.
But that was the fight on the Ivy Festival, a fair fight. If he lost, then he lost, why could he avenge here? Moreover, even if he wanted to vengeance, he should go fight Luo Luo. Instead, he expressed his anger on the Tradition Academy and this reason was not enough for the students.
There was another intention that was hidden deeply which was to solve some trouble for the Divine Queen. However, this reason definitely couldn’t be announced publicly.
Also, the last reason couldn’t be mentioned either.
Chen Chang Sheng knew the opponent couldn’t say his reason, so he asked him for an explanation.
Tian Hai Sheng Xue’s face turned gloomy.
Fei Dian sighed, looked at the rain that was getting weaker and weak, pointed at the water that was building up on the street and said, “It’s raining so the road is slippery. The carriage is destroyed and people died. How about this explanation?”
The carriage that broke the Tradition Academy had the best compartment and the best war horse. Even if in a Snow Barrier, where snow is constantly falling such that the ground was frosted, it still wouldn’t cause such a severe result due to slippage.
This explanation was very shameless but because it was shameless, it was another way of apologising.
Chen Chang Sheng and Tang Thirty Six both didn’t know what to say.
“I will come back again.”
Tian Hai Sheng Xue got on the horse and said to Chen Chang Sheng.
Chen Chang Sheng thought a bit and said, “If you want to come to the Tradition Academy, I won’t accept you.”
Tian Hai Sheng Xue laughed but he was extremely angry. He didn’t say much more and left.
Fei Dian shook his head as he looked at Jin Yu Lu and said, “You are not Zhou Du Fu, you can’t change anything.”
Jin Yu Lu covered his hands with his sleeves again. He paid no attention to Fei Dian. The rain in the morning finally stopped. The people surrounding Hundred Blossom Street gradually walked away.
From the early morning to now, the thing that happened in front of the gate of the Tradition Academy was witnessed by many.
From the surface, this was a clash between Tian Hai Sheng Xue and the Tradition Academy. In fact, people all knew that this was a battle between the Great Zhou’s new powers and the old royal family. It was also a fight between the Pope and other elders in the capital. It was just that the power that Tradition Academy belonged to was obviously much weaker.
The opponent simply sent out Tian Hai Sheng Xue who had just came back from the Snow Barrier but on the other end was Prince Chen Liu and the Department of the Traditional Education. Both came here to protect the Tradition Academy which one could say, showed how much Prince Chen Liu and the Department of Traditional Education valued the Tradition Academy, but actually, on the Tradition Academy’s side, there was simply no one else who could step in and help.
Prince Chen Liu saluted to the three students of the Tradition Academy.
Chen Chang Sheng returned a salute, but he didn’t say anything thankful. Instead, he said, “In the palace Prince, you had said that this was a thing between you big figures, and that an insignificant figure like me, was to be disregarded by you guys, so I won’t thank you.”
“Thank indeed, is not necessary.” Prince Chen Liu looked at him and smiled. He added, “But….after the Ivy Festival, the entire continent knows you are Xu You Rong’s fiance so you are no longer that common youngster. You will no longer be ignored by us, so I won’t feel sorry for you either.”
Chen Chang Sheng became quiet. At this point, he finally remembered the influence of revealing the engagement.
Many people didn’t want him to marry Xu You Rong and of course, the Tian Hai family didn’t want it either.
What happened in the morning today was probably caused by this reason.
“If there’s anything, just let me know.”
After saying this sentence, Prince Chen Liu didn’t intentionally stay to show his kindness, he just left calmly.
The thin man glanced at Chen Chang Sheng and followed holding the umbrella.
Officer Xin came and spoke several sentences. Then he harshly scolded Tian Hai family’s savageness with Tang Thirty Six and left.
It wasn’t until now that Xuan Yuan Po finally put down the door.
He had carried the heavy door plank for so long and although he was a Yao, it still made him very tired.
“I’ll go bury the horse in a bit. When do we fix the door?” he asked.
Looking at the ruined gate, Chen Chang Sheng shook his head and said, “We don’t fix it.”
Tang Thirty Six said, “If you want the Tian Hai Family to fix the door, then you should force them to give away their reputation before.”
“What if they actually gave away their reputation and fixed it, what should we do?”
Chen Chang Sheng said, “It’s pretty good to just leave the gate broken like this.”
Xuan Yuan Po rubbed his head. Looking at the wooden pieces and rocks, he couldn’t find a reason why this was good.
“You are improved.”
Jin Yu Lu smiled and said, “You finally learned how to obtain the biggest profit.”
If the gate of the Tradition Academy was left unfixed, day by day, people in the capital would gradually feel that the Tian Hai family was rampant and savage.
Chen Chang Sheng remained quiet for a bit and then said, “Elder, I don’t like such improvement.”
“I don’t like it either.”
Jin Yu Lu patted his shoulder, consoling him, “But what should we do? There are so many villains in the world. Unless you mimic me and hide in mountain to farm, there will always be some changes that you have to accept.”