Chapter 230: Kill You Like Killing An Insect
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A loud boom echoed in the garden.
It was the heavy sound of a high caliber rounds firing at a close distance. A puff of cloud appeared as soon as the gunshots were fired. The armor-piercing rounds were so powerful that they would be able to pierce through steel-plated walls. Larger armor-piercing cannon shells could even obliterate an armored tank, much less a human.
However, Chen Fan acted quickly. He darted forward before the sniper had even pulled the trigger.
Uncle Nan shouted and channeled his energy into his fists as he hurled them at Chen Fan. The other four fighters quickly followed suit and attacked the boy from all directions. The combined might of these fighters were powerful enough to make Lu Tianlong think twice about his next move.
However, Chen Fan didn’t even seem to be interested in them. He darted forward, closing in on the fighters and when he finally passed them, blade auras formed at the tip of his fingers. With an almost lazy sweep, the Azure Wood Qi Blade sliced through the martial artists.
Uncle Nan and the other four martial artists saw an azure-colored flash, and then their world went black. However, Tang Yifei had seen what happened. Chen Fan and glided toward the attackers and shot out an azure-colored Blade Qi that severed all five martial artists heads.
Tang Yifei was stunned with shock and disbelief.
Uncle Nan and the other fighters were elite martial artists of the Tang family. Each one of them was able to dominate a sizeable city. If Uncle Nan was to stay in Hai Dong city, he would be able to compete directly with Xu Ao for the seat of power without any assistants from Tang Yuanqin.
Yet, none of the five powerful fighters could survive one attack from Chen Fan. How powerful exactly was Chen Fan?
She had never seen such power even from her father. Before Tang Yuanqin went into seclusion, his power was about on par with the combined might of the five fighters that had been slain by Chen Fan.
“Be careful, my lady.” The old man behind Tang Yifei took a step forward to protect the girl. His eyes flashed with concern. “This man is able to unleash Blade Qi. I wager he has already reached the Transcendent State.”
“I didn’t believe it at first. How could a less than twenty year old become a Grandmaster? But now it seems that the rumor was true.”
“Grandmaster?” Tang Yifei was set back on her heels.
Although she had heard of the title of Grandmasters, since she was not a martial artist, she did not know the full extent of a Grandmasters’s power. She had wagered that a Grandmaster was just slightly more powerful than a peak level Internal Force user. She would never have thought that a Grandmaster could have decapitated five Internal Force users with such ease.
“We are in deep trouble if he really is a Grandmaster.” The old man said with a solemn face. His eyes locked on Chen Fan and said: “Those three sharpshooters are our only hope now. I hope they are worth the ten million dollar price tag.”
A hint of expectation flashed across Tang Yifei’s face.
Those sharpshooters were her trump card. They were hired from overseas with a hefty price. They claimed that they had never missed a shot in their life and could even land a precise shot on a moving target.
Meanwhile, Chen Fan flew pass the five dead headless bodies and dashed toward under a man-made rock hill. Then he launched himself up and flew to the ragged peak of the hill.
A headless body of a man in black camouflage outfit fell from the top of the hill, into the pond below, splashing water everywhere.
The other two sharpshooters fired. The bullets hit the rocks and ricocheted off with a shower of loss stones. As the bullets flew through the garden, it compressed the air and rumbled like thunder. Even the visitors at the tea house heard the heavy and loud gunshots.
“What’s going on?” Song Zhe rose from his seat and looked toward the garden through a window.
“It sounds like gunshots. I heard similar noises at the gun club that I used to go.” Liu Daoyuan’s eyes lit up as he put in.
“Why would there be a gunshot in Green Vines’s garden? Could it be an assassin?” Hua Zicheng’s words suddenly unnerved everyone.
It was not entirely unlikely that Tang Yifei powerful rivals would hire an assassin to do away with her.
“Xiao Fan is there as well,” Fang Qiong rushed out of the room toward the garden with a distraught face. Everyone else except for Shen Junwen looked to each other knowingly before they started to catch up with Fang Qiong. Shen Junwen knew what was going on in the garden because he had planned it that way. He knew that this moment was inevitable as soon as he disclosed Chen Fan’s real identity to Tang Yifei.
Even if the Sheng Family could emerge victoriously during a direct confrontation with Chen Fan and the Chen family, it would be a costly victory. Therefore, Sheng Junwen and his father had thought of inciting conflict between Chen Fan and the Tang family. Without Chen Fan, the Chen family would not be able to compete against the Wan Rong Group.
“Chen Fan, I agree that you are quite a character, and I can’t defeat you, but someone else could.” Shen Junwen’ eyes lit up with a sinister light. “Physical strength could only take you so far, and only those who knew how to scheme behind the scenes using their wits could eventually claim the ladder of power.”
He cracked a smile and emptied the tea down his throat.
The gunshot was a signal that the conversation didn’t go well. Shen Junwen was convinced that Chen Fan would die in the garden today.
Another two shots were fired and the sound was so loud that they threatened to pierce the sky. Many men in black suits rushed toward Tang Yifei and surround her for her protection. They were loyal to the Tang family and would die to protect Tang Yifei’s life. Their protection slightly eased Tang Yifei’s nerves.
She watched as Chen Fan flew up into the air. His body turned into a blurry shadow and landed on the roof of the pavilion.
Another wail came up and then two halves of a severed body fell from the roof along with a shower of blood.
Tang Yifei looked concerned. Of the three sharpshooters she had hired, two were already read, and only one was still alive.
“How could anyone be so powerful?”
A hint of regret finally found her face. She had thought of bringing powerful armor-piercing rounds, however, she had never thought that those bullets wouldn’t even so much as graze Chen Fan.
Another body thudded to the ground, the last sniper was killed by Chen Fan with a jab on his forehead, which penetrated through his skull.
The garden suddenly became pin-drop quiet.
Even those loyal fighters of the Tang family started to tremble uncontrollably at the development. In less than half a minute, Chen Fan had already killed eight people.
Worse, anyone of those eight dead men could have ordered them around because of their incredible prowess. But now they were all dead.
“Da, da, da…”
Chen Fan walked slowly on the cobbled path, the sound of his heel hitting the stones reverberated in the garden. In less than thirty seconds, he had killed five Internal Force users and three elite snipers. It might be a big deal in the eyes of a mortal, but Chen Fan really didn’t think of anything about it.
His grey casual outfit didn’t even have a speck of dust nor blood on it.
Tang Yifei’s confidence had evaporated as she turned into a bundle of nerves. She managed to squeeze a smile.
Chen Fan didn’t reply as he kept on walking closer to her.
“Sir, please stop, one more step, we will fire.” A few guards of the Tang family held the gun in their trembling hands and pointed at Chen Fan. Despite their fear, they were able to steady themselves thanks to decades of martial arts training. The leader of the bodyguards shouted at Chen Fan.
Chen Fan extended a finger and jabbed lightly in the air.
Suddenly, a Qi energy flew out from the tip of his finger, and before anyone knew what was going on, the Qi Energy had killed the leader of the bodyguards.
“What.. what do you want?”
Another guard piped up. Even as he was about to pull the trigger, Chen Fan took a quick step and then flicked a finger in the air. Blood squirt out from the guard’s temple where a hole suddenly appeared and then he collapsed to the ground, slumping in his death.
Everyone was speechless by the turn of events.
The rest of the guards could no longer hold back their fear, so they threw their guns onto the ground and kept their heads low. They were bodyguards, but not Kamikaze soldiers. Chen Fan’s deadly power had robbed them of mettle and bravery. They just wanted to live.
Chen Fan scanned the crowd of bodyguards, and let his powerful presence to sink in.
“Bam! Bam! Bam!”
The other bodyguards who wielded blades instead of guns also dropped their weapons. One after another, they dropped their knees and started begging for life. One glare from Chen Fan would have cleared their thoughts to try something stupid.
Suddenly, Chen Fan, Tang Yifei and the old man were the only three-people still standing.
Tang Yifei struggled to stand still. She said in a broken voice.
Although she had been through a lot of turmoil as the leader of a powerful family, she just couldn’t find any confidence and will to fight before Chen Fan’s powerful presence.
“I told you that you have no idea who I am because you are not a martial artist.” Chen Fan said lightly.”If you are, you would know how stupid it is to fight me.”
“Of all the fighters in China, there are only a couple who dare to stand face to face before me on a battlefield. None of those people are from your family.”
Tang Yifei shook uncontrollably and was rendered speechless.
Her heart was filled with regret and remorse.
Chen Fan had flicked his fingers and killed over ten people, five of which were internal force users and three were elite snipers. Two Tang family’s bodyguards were dead before they knew what had happened and the rest had dropped their knees begging for their lives.
This was indeed an incredible display of power.
Tang Yifei finally understood how Chen Fan made Xu Ao bend his knees. Any scheme or ruse would seem pale and useless before such power.
“Mr. Chen, the Tang family had been around Jian Nan for centuries. Do you really wish to have a full-on war with us?” the old man stepped forward and asked heavily: “If you are willing to spare our lady, we will let what happen today slide. The Tang family will never… ”
Chen Fan cut the old man short with a wave of a hand. The white-haired old man was dealt a blow by an invisible force that picked him up and slammed him onto the wall. The impact killed the old man instantly.
Chen Fan didn’t even spare the dead old man a glace as he kept on approaching Tang Yifei as if nothing had happened.
By then, Tang Yifei was by herself to face Chen Fan and his nonchalant gaze.