Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1400
the Old Master for quite some time, but he had never heard that the Old
Master had another butler
Had he known this earlier, he would not have tired himself out like this.
He could simply have ordered this fellow around to get things done!
After all, he was the butler whom the Old Master had entrusted the Young
Master to, so it went without saying that his standing had to be higher.
“You want me to listen to your commands?” Hearing those words, Hu Yiwei’s
cheeks twitched wildly, and he nearly rushed forward to strangle the
other party to death.
Could you be any more shameless?
Even if I have concealed my cultivation, you should be able to tell how
powerful I am from Zhan shi and the others’ attitude, right?
I am a figure whom others would faint in the face of, and yet, you
actually dare to say such words to me. Are you really that brave, or are
your eyes that bad?
“Indeed! You are only a subordinate in charge of handling the Old
Master’s miscellaneous affairs whereas I am butler whom the Old Master
has recognized and entrusted great responsibility to. Shouldn’t it be
your honor to listen to my commands?” Sun Qiang nodded matter-of-factly.
After all, it was clear that the other party was a mere subordinate in
charge of handling miscellaneous affairs. On the other hand, he was a
butler who had been entrusted with a direct disciple!
Given so, was it not obvious which of the two of them was of higher
A subordinate might still require a token for others to validate their
identity, but as the real butler, it went without saying that he did not
need such a thing! With such a thought in mind, Sun Qiang suddenly felt
his indignation subsiding significantly, and his pride swelled once more.
“You want me to listen to your commands?”
Hu Yiwei clenched his teeth tightly together as a hint of killing intent
flashed across his eyes. With a flick of his finger, he inconspicuously
sent a surge of poison into the plump man’s body as he thought callously,
Sure, as long as you can survive this!
After which, he decisively turned his gaze toward the elder, not wanting
to waste any more of his breath on a dead man.
“Zhan shi, I have accompanied the Young Master here this time. He has
already successfully enrolled in the Sanctum of Sages, so my mission is
already complete, and there’s no reason for me to stay here anymore. The
reason I’m paying a visit right now is to request for you to take good
care of him. My master has very high expectations of the Young Master.”
But before Zhan shi could respond, a loud voice suddenly interjected.
“There’s no need for you to worry. I’ll take care of the Young Master
Hu Yiwei’s eyes widened in astonishment upon hearing that voice. He
quickly turned his gaze over and saw Sun Qiang waving his hand calmly.
“H-how is this… possible?” Hu Yiwei’s heart jolted in shock.
The poison he had used was so potent that even an expert of Zhan shi’s
caliber would bleed from his seven apertures once afflicted with it.
Considering the dose that he had injected into the plump man’s body, how
could he possibly remain completely fine and even speak so energetically?
Was this for real?
“What do you mean by that?” Not knowing the peril that he had just been
through, Sun Qiang waved his hand derisively and harrumphed. “If not for
me taking care of the Young Master along the way, how could he have
become a student of the Sanctum of Sages so easily? You needn’t worry
about anything; the Young Master is in good hands!”
Hearing how the plump man was speaking with increasing fervor, completely
devoid of the weakened state that a poisoned man should be in, Hu Yiwei
narrowed his eyes grimly. Unable to believe what was happening before
him, he discreetly flicked his finger a few more times, sending more
surges of poison into the other party’s body.
Even though his temperament had calmed down over the years under Yang
shi’s teachings, the plump man before him had simply gone too far,
stomping right across his bottom line. As a Saint 9-dan expert, there was
no way he could allow a weakling to humiliate him like that!
Wu wu wu!
In an instant, the few most lethal poisons that Hu Yiwei had with him
were injected right into Sun Qiang’s body.
“Enough! Is there any point in you flicking your fingers again and again?
Are you hearing what I’m saying, or are you playing deaf with me? As a
subordinate, you should know your place! It’s no wonder the Old Master is
unwilling to entrust greater responsibilities to you!” Sun Qiang flung
his sleeves in disapproval.
He had been speaking nicely to the other party all this while, but that
fellow just had to flick things at him again and again, provoking the
zhenqi that the Young Master had left within his body to surge all around
Don’t you know about respecting your seniors? Or do you think that I have
mellowed out so much over the year that you feel that you can climb over
Otherwise, would you dare to act so brazenly before me?
It seems like you are really mistaking my kindness for weakness.
“You…” Seeing that there was really no sign of the other party being
poisoned, Hu Yiwei’s eyes nearly bulged out of their sockets.
The poisons that he had flicked into the plump man’s body earlier were
the most potent that he possessed. Even Yang shi had to struggle a bit to
deal with them, and yet, the other party was actually completely fine
before them. Could it be that the plump man really was not as weak as he
seemed? Was he actually a formidable expert in disguise?
Just a while ago, he had met with a lady, whom despite her young age, was
able to subdue him with ease!
Furthermore, he had heard that the founder of the Poison Hall had
returned recently, and she seemed to be a young lass, too!
All of this taught him to never judge a person by their appearance.
Not to mention, his master’s eye of discernment had always been
exceptional. Most likely, there was a deeper reason as to why he chose
this crude plump man as his butler. After all, there was no reason for
his master to recruit a useless man into his service!
In an instant, the silhouette of the plump man whom he had been looking
down at all this while suddenly grew towering.
Zhan shi had noticed Hu Yiwei’s actions, but seeing that Sun Qiang
remained completely unharmed, he thought that Hu Yiwei had decided
against it in the end. Heaving a sigh of relief on the inside, he
hurriedly asked, “I’ll definitely take good care of Yang shi’s student…
He’s a freshman who cleared this examination just earlier this year,
right? May I know his name?”
Sun Qiang and Hu Yiwei spoke simultaneously.
“Zhang Xuan?” Before Zhan shi could respond, Hu Yiwei had already turned
to look at Sun Qiang with a deep frown. “My master only has a single
student, and his name is Feng Ziyi. Who in the world is the Zhang Xuan
you speak of?”
All those who were close with Yang shi would know that he had only
officially accepted a single student in his lifetime, and that person was
Feng Ziyi. That was the Young Master whom he had been speaking of, and he
had been following the other party all this while in order to protect him
from the shadows, ensuring that he arrived at the Sanctum of Sages
safely. As for that Zhang Xuan… he had never heard of this person
It was one thing for him to have never heard of his master taking in
another butler, but would it not be truly ridiculous if he remained
oblivious to his master taking in another student as well?
“Feng Ziyi and our Young Master are from the same lineage. They have
already met one another, and they even had a friendly spar.” Sun Qiang
waved his hand as he explained with a smile.
“From the looks of it, it seems like he has already become our Young
So, that fellow was in charge of taking care of Feng Ziyi. That would
He had thought that it was weird when that fellow talked about how he had
accompanied the Young Master here. It turned out that the Young Masters
they were talking about were referring to different individuals!
Based on what he knew of Zhang Xuan, the latter would surely have Feng
Ziyi pummeled till Feng Ziyi willingly addressed him as ‘senior’.
“Junior?” Hu Yiwei froze on the spot.
“We could have been spared from all that trouble if you had just
mentioned Feng Ziyi’s name earlier! I wouldn’t have doubted you if that
was the case. Since we are all working for the Old Master, we should at
least try to get along with one another.”
Seeing that Hu Yiwei still had an uncomprehending frown on his forehead,
Sun Qiang continued explaining with a smile. “For an expert as powerful
as the Old Master, it’s perfectly normal for him to take in a couple of
students and butlers outside without informing you. After all, as
subordinates, it’s not our place to inquire too much into our master’s
He knew full well how low profile the Old Master was. For one, despite
knowing the Old Master for more than a year now, he would still have been
oblivious to how incredible of a figure the Old Master was if not for
Zhang Jiuxiao’s explanation a while ago!
“…” Hu Yiwei was stifled into silence.
With how confidently the plump man was speaking, and given that the other
party had cleared Zhan shi and the others’ verification and even his most
potent of poisons could not kill the other party, he suddenly felt deeply
uncertain on the inside.
He might have been accompanying Yang shi for the past few years, but in
the end, he was just a subordinate. There were still some matters that he
was not privy to.
Could it be that his master had really taken in another student and
butler behind his back?
His initial intention had just been to request Zhan shi to take care of
Feng Ziyi, but in a weird twist of fate, it somehow turned into a reunion