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Chapter 404 – False Accusations

Refining the Mountains and Rivers
     Qin Yu hugged her soft and delicate body, smelling the fragrance coming from her. At this time, there was no other thought in his mind, only a sense of joy and unprecedented calm.

    He had struggled to survive since he was a child. The only reason he had managed to live on was because Aunty Gu had taken pity on him. Besides Ling’er, he didn’t have any family left in this world.

    When Qin Yu was weak and small, Ning Ling had walked into his heart, leaving an unerasable mark in it. From then on, he had always regarded Ning Ling as his second family member.

    At the Gold Noble Family, when he met her again, no one knew just how joyous Qin Yu had been. It was the first time he had truly been thankful and grateful to the heavens.

    But after staying together for only a short period of time, when their feelings were just being revealed to each other, Ning Ling had been brought to the Land of Divinity and Demons by cultivators from the Immortal Sect. If it weren’t for You Qi’s help, the two of them would likely have never seen each other again.

    When they separated, Qin Yu had put on a calm display, one that was full of self-confidence. However, there were many worries in his heart. He was afraid that he would never be able to enter the Land of Divinity and Demons. He was afraid that even if he somehow managed to come numerous years later, he would already find that Ning Ling had found her own dao companion.

    But now, all of these hidden worries and fears vanished like snow in the hot sun. Ning Ling had used her actions to smooth Qin Yu’s shaking mind.

    As Qin Yu held onto her, he felt as if all the dangers and hardships he had suffered were not worth mentioning.

    “Ning Ling, I’m here.” He slowly said. He forcefully suppressed his mood, fearing that he would reveal any weakness in front of her.

    But Ning Ling could hear the faint traces of trembling in his calm voice. Her tears flowed even faster. “Sorry…Qin Yu, I’m sorry…I was too selfish…”

    Qin Yu rubbed her back. “It’s not your fault. I know you have difficulties of your own, and I have already come, haven’t I?”

    Ning Ling nodded.

    Qin Yu laughed. “Although I want to keep hugging you, there are too many people here. If this continues, I fear that someone will rush forward and hit me.”

    Ning Ling chuckled, her smile like a flower in the rain. Qin Yu was stunned and his eyes straightened at her display of coquettish charm. Ning Ling blushed and said, “Don’t look!”

    She took a step away and separated herself from his hug. As she saw the countless eyes focused on her, her face turned even redder. Still, she stood next to Qin Yu, not too far away.

    Wenren Dongyue coughed, “Junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling, just who is this person?”

    Looking at her shy expression, his heart turned even heavier. But his complexion remained light and he even smiled a little.

    Across from him, Wuma Sizhan curled his lips, cursing Wenren Dongyue for being a pathetic hypocrite.

    Ning Ling gathered herself and bowed. “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, he is…an old friend from my past. I never thought I would meet him in the Infinite Realm today.”

    Although Wenren Dongyue had a natural performance, Qin Yu could still feel hostility coming from him. With a thought, he easily guessed the reason. His eyes flashed and he said, “Qin Yu. I greet fellow daoist Wenren.”

    As he spoke, he grabbed the hand beside him.

    Ning Ling was startled. She immediately understood his thoughts. Though she glared at him in rebuke, she actually didn’t pull her hand away.

    This naked declaration of dominance caused Wenren Dongyue’s expression to stiffen for a moment. But soon, that stiffness passed and he said, “So that’s how it is.”

    As he was wondering how to deal with this matter in front of him, someone from the Immortal Sect group suddenly shouted with rage and indignation, “It’s you!”

    Whoosh –

    A figure flew out, his eyes red and full of hate as he stared at Qin Yu. Even his body shivered. Yu Bai praised this performance inwardly. Although this Meidu’s cultivation was ordinary and sloppy, his acting skills were quite good. Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, I have already given you a good excuse. As for what happens afterwards, that will all depend on you!

    He glanced over and saw that Wenren Dongyue’s eyes brightened. Yu Bai felt a sense of anticipation and excitement grow in his heart. The good part was finally about to begin! When it came to senior-apprentice brother Wenren’s methods, as a veteran of the Immortal Sect, he had heard quite a bit about them.

    As he expected, Wenren Dongyue suddenly frowned and scolded, “Junior-apprentice brother Meidu, this fellow daoist is junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling’s good friend. Mind your manners.”

    He hadn’t stopped him at all but only gave him a minor scolding. Meidu’s heart untensed a bit and his voice filled with even greater pain and bitterness. “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, It’s not that I want to be rude and offend junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling’s good friend, but this Qin Yu has gone too far!” He looked up into the heavens, tears streaking down his face. “When I ventured through the Infinite Realm and encountered this person, he injured me for no reason at all and even viciously harmed my guardian, leading to his eventual death. Junior-apprentice brother Wenren, everything I say is true, I ask you to uphold justice for me!”

    Whoosh –

    The Immortal Sect disciples were all sent into an uproar. They all had extraordinary backgrounds and after entering the Immortal Sect, they were even prouder and more arrogant elites of heaven. When they walked through the world it was always others that lowered their head to them; since when had they been bullied by others? Especially since this involved the death of an Immortal Sect cultivator.

    “How arrogant! You have injured my Immortal Sect disciple and even caused the death of a guardian! This is an inexcusable crime!”

    “To offend the dignity of my Immortal Sect, you must pay the price!”

    “Blood for blood, that is justified by the heavens and earth!”

    Most of those that roared were male disciples. They had already found Qin Yu displeasing to the eyes, and now that they had a chance, how could they let it go?

    Wenren Dongyue tightly furrowed his eyebrows but his eyes were even brighter than before. He quietly said, “Junior-apprentice brother Meidu, this is no trifling matter. You cannot make baseless accusations!”

    Meidu’s sorrow and grief reached new heights. “I know that junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling has an honored status, but this involves the dignity of my Immortal Sect and the death of my guardian, so how could I make accusations recklessly!?” He thrust out a finger, shrilly screaming, “Qin Yu, did you injure me or not? Did you not ambush my Immortal Sect’s guardian!?”

    Ning Ling’s complexion changed. She never imagined that the situation would change so quickly. At this time, her face filled with worry and Qin Yu’s silence caused her heart to sink. She hurriedly said, “Qin Yu, there must be some misunderstanding behind this. Say it and senior-apprentice brother Wenren will help you clear your name!”

    Wenren Dongyue nodded. “That’s right! My Immortal Sect will not let go of any enemy but neither will we wrong any good person. Fellow daoist Qin Yu, please tell the truth.”

    Ning Ling’s eyes filled with gratitude.

    Qin Yu patted her hand and slowly said, “Not wrong, I indeed had a dispute with Meidu and even injured him and the person next to him. However, this matter isn’t as Meidu described. I didn’t attack for no reason.” He immediately described the details of what happened that day, clearly stating the sequence of events. “I already knew that Ning Ling had joined the Immortal Sect, so why would I deliberately harm a disciple of the Immortal Sect? That wouldn’t make sense at all.”

    Ning Ling’s heart turned heavy. She nodded, “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, I believe what Qin Yu says. I’m afraid that some evil person has decided to accuse others first!”

    When Meidu was swept over by her cold gaze, fear subconsciously rose within him. But now he had no way to back out of the situation. He coldly said, “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, I acknowledge that when I handle affairs ordinarily, I may come off as pompous or heavy-handed, but I have been taught by the Immortal Sect for many years and wouldn’t do something like that. This person speaks lies. He wants to slander me and my dead guardian. I ask senior-apprentice brother to see the truth!”

    Yu Bai stepped forward and said, “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, I have some friendship with Meidu and I am well aware of his personality. There is no way he would make such wild accusations!” His gaze turned cold and he continued, “I ask senior-apprentice brother to clearly investigate this and also clear the name of junior-apprentice brother Meidu!”

    If Meidu was innocent, then Qin Yu was naturally guilty.

    The Immortal Sect disciples had always favored Meidu from the start. As they heard these words, their eyes filled with cold hostility.

    Ning Ling took a deep breath, “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, Qin Yu is not like that!”

    Wenren Dongyue had a solemn look. “Junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling, this matter involves the reputation of my Immortal Sect. I absolutely cannot be careless, but I promise you I will thoroughly investigate it.”

    His eyes glanced over, “Fellow daoist Qin Yu, do you have any evidence of what you said?”

    Qin Yu frowned. “There were indeed some people there that day who witnessed the entire scene. But, I don’t know if they are willing to testify.”

    Wenren Dongyue openly said, “Fellow daoists, if there is anyone here who knows the truth, I ask you to come out and make a statement. I, Wenren Dongyue, guarantee that as long as what you say is the truth, the Immortal Sect will not investigate you.”

    A powerful strength supported his words, passing throughout the area where the spatial gate was.

    Xu Wenze had an uncertain expression. However, at his side, Feng Yunyun actually began to move.

    Protector Li grabbed onto her, looking at her and shaking his head.

    In the silence, Wenren Dongyue’s face filled with a cold intent. “Fellow daoist Qin Yu, it seems that no one here is willing to testify on your behalf.”

    Yu Bai shouted out loud, “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, this person must have fabricated everything, otherwise how could it be such a coincidence that there isn’t a single witness here!” He cupped his hands together, “I ask senior-apprentice brother to capture this man and take revenge for the dead cultivator of my Immortal Sect!”

    Meidu fell down to his knees, “I ask senior-apprentice brother Wenren to help uphold justice!”

    After being motivated by these two people, the other Immortal Sect disciples were roused to action. Tyrannical auras erupted, locking onto Qin Yu from a distance.

    Wenren Dongyue lifted his hand, his eyes becoming even fainter. “Fellow daoist Qin Yu, if you have no other evidence then I can only capture you.” He turned and said, “Junior-apprentice sister Ning Ling, this matter concerns the reputation of the Immortal Sect and also the death of a disciple. I hope you can understand this.”

    Qin Yu suddenly sneered. So what if they were Immortal Sect disciples? If they really wanted to falsely accuse him, did they really think he didn’t have the strength to resist?

    Yes, Wenren Dongyue was indeed strong. As an outstanding character amongst the Immortal Sect disciples, he must have many methods in his hand. Even so, Qin Yu didn’t fear him.

    With the Spirit Lock secret art, he could rapidly increase the time for which he could use the power of the burning heavens. In addition to the large success of the Demon Body and the Choking Finger, he was confident he could bring Ning Ling away from here.

    The Immortal Sect did have a powerful influence, but the Land of Divinity and Demons was almost infinite in size. If they casually hid away somewhere, did they really think they could find them?

    As if sensing a cold aura coming from Qin Yu, Ning Ling pressed a hand on him and said, “Qin Yu, don’t be impulsive!” She was well aware of how strong her senior-apprentice brother Wenren was. Several years ago he had cut down a Revered Blue Sea demonic cultivator by himself.

    How could Qin Yu fight him?

    Seeing Ning Ling’s eyes full of worry, he remembered that she was still an Immortal Sect disciple. He took a deep breath, suppressing the iciness in his heart. He looked over in a direction and said, “All of you, on that day I did help you vent your indignation at what happened to you. Are you truly planning to stare blankly on as I am falsely accused?”

    Shua –

    Shua –

    Countless eyes looked over.

    Xu Wenze and the others stiffened. An unnatural expression covered their faces. As this expression fell into the eyes of others, they began to murmur amongst themselves.

    Meidu’s eyes revealed a bit of panic. He could only clench his teeth and stubbornly insist.

    Wuma Sizhan laughed out loud, “Interesting, how interesting! Today is truly a splendid drama. All of you have such flustered looks; are you afraid that there’s something else behind all of this?”

    Wenren Dongyue shouted out, “Wuma Sizhan, this matter involves significant events! If you interfere for no reason, don’t blame me for being ruthless!”

    Wuma Sizhan’s eyes turned cold. Looking over, he could sense the icy coldness coming from the other man’s eyes. He chuckled inwardly and didn’t say anything further. He could see that Wenren Dongyue really did take Ning Ling as his own. If he continued to bother him, he feared that he would truly explode.

    Although he wasn't afraid of him, to offend Wenren Dongyue without any reason at all wasn’t a wise move.

    Xu Wenze’s forehead was covered with a cold sweat. He started to speak up but hesitated several times before finally lowering his head.

    The several people by his side had looks of panic and horror. They shrunk together as a group.

    Yu Bai sneered, “Qin Yu, stop denying it. These fellow daoists clearly don’t know you, so why would they testify on your behalf? You keep shifting the responsibility onto others; there must be some evil plan in your heart. I will capture you myself and use the secret arts of the Immortal Sect to interrogate you until you hang your head and admit guilt!”

    Qin Yu sighed inwardly. He looked at Ning Ling with an apologetic look. It seemed that this matter had to enter an irrecoverable state no matter what. He looked up and coldly smiled. Just when he was about to move, a voice suddenly rose up.

    “I can testify that Qin Yu didn’t lie!”

    Feng Yunyun bit her lips, her face pale. Beside her, Protector Li bitterly smiled with a face full of worry. Xu Wenze fiercely looked over, his face shaking with disbelief.

    The entire world seemed to fall silent, as if the sound of a falling needle could be heard!