The chapter is not fully edited thus there will be slight changes in the future.
Edited by Tnyhy
Chapter 53: Playing the Same Old Tricks
The graceful poise of the youth on stage was heavenly and in a short period of time enemies would be utterly defeated. Even though his age was still young, his performance and style was not unlike those who were matured. It was said that if arrogance require ability, then he would definitely have it. As such, one could differentiate superiority and inferiority.
The young ladies in the audience were long stunned. They usually moved around in the backyard and how would they have any opportunity to view such a scene, and would only have the annual academy examinations to feast their eyes. But Xie Jing Xing’s performance was far more interesting than even the past academy examinations. Young females most probably admire heroes and coupled with Xie Jing Xing’s striking appearance and bearing, naturally a number of hearts were captured.
There were jealous ones among the youths but most of them were amazed. Su Ming Feng looked from the afar pavilion and smiled as he shook his head, “So the matter that was worth celebrating what this. This guy is still so arrogant.” But Su Ming Feng also knew that today’s show was just a tip of the iceberg for Xie Jing Xing. He was a person that did not disclosed his depth and for him to be like this today, was it to express something towards the action of that person on top? His expression gradually became serious. He was somewhat unable to clearly see his good friend’s decision.
“That little Xie Marquis is indeed not ordinary.” A small look of worship emerged on Feng An Ning’s face, “I see that there would not be anyone in the younger generation in this Ding capital, or maybe in the entire Ming Qi, that shoulder to shoulder could be compared to him.”
Shen Miao shook her head.
Xie Jing Xing’s expertise was after all not in the test. His expertise is his exquisite combat experience. In fact, if it was not that he was finally harmed by the Imperial family in the past lifetime, with the Xie family’s military power and Xie Jing Xing’s prestige in the army, he would have being able to claim half of Ming Qi.
It is just… The downfall of the Xie family was still after all a mystery. Shen Miao’s heart sighed. In her past life she was so focused on supporting Fu Xiu Yi and as for Xie family’s matters, she did not have much knowledge of it and thus she was at a loss of what to do.
Xie Chang Chao and Xie Chang Wu almost vomited blood because of Xie Jing Xing’s words. Xie Jing Xing’s actions looked light and fluttery but in reality only both of them knew how serious their injuries were. But everyone around did not sympathised with the Xie brothers, as Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao used such a despicable mean of attack. In the academy examinations, the most important thing was being fair and just, so the two Xie brothers’ actions not only were looked down by the audience, the examiners up on stage also disdained and after today, both of their accumulated reputation from before, would all disappear.
“Indeed a good scheme.” Shen Miao looked at the youth who was standing and crossing his arms on the stage as she lightly said.
Today Xie Jing Xing lead the two Xie brothers by their noses, thus the two Xie brothers lost their usual sense of propriety and used despicable means to try to harm others. Most likely they were sober now but it is already too late.
To play a trick in the full view of the audiences, the differences between the Di and Shu sons of the residence of the Marquis of Lin An was tremendously clear today.
Xie Jing Xing also said to the two of them lazily, “Victory and defeat is clear, is there anyone who wants to challenge?”
The entire arena fell silent.
The means that Xie Jing Xing used to handle Xie Chang Wu and Xie Chang Chao were for all to see. It was practically one lance flipping two people over and these two people were well known. In a short moment, no one in the audience spoke. Xie Jing Xing casually threw the lance in his hands and said, “Since there are not any, then goodbye.” Finishing, in a short time of a swished of sleeves, he vanished and naturally that attracted cries of surprise.
“This guy’s martial arts skills are not weak.” Prince Zhou said, “But no matter how good his martial arts skills are, he is an unyielding person.”
Pei Lang however sighed in his heart. This Imperial family of Ming Qing looked smart but their sights were short and superficial. This youth depth was not uncovered and that behaviour on stage was definitely done intentionally. Even though he did not know what was the reason behind but if it was not to establish his prestige, the Imperial family would be somewhat concerned.
He gently glanced at Prince Zhou and Prince Jing. If the Imperial family squarely faced Xie Jing Xing, one was afraid that it would be difficult in the future. That was because he was a lion. Just like how Shen Miao was before.
Although the examiner was helpless towards Xie Jing Xing leaving by himself, they still read out that he had earned the first place. The servants of the two Xie brothers quickly supported them down and they were too embarrassed to say any greetings before they exited the place with their tails between their legs.
Thanks to Xie Jing Xing’s great performance, the few challenges after that made one feel rather tedious and they were not half as interesting. Most of the audience kept yawning.
Shen Yue and Shen Qing kept looking up at Shen Miao from time to time. Today’s Shen family, other than Shen Miao, Shen Qing and Shen Yue were considered concealed. Due to the feeling she had for Fu Xiu Yi in her heart, Shen Qing had hated Shen Miao till she grinded her teeth since long ago as she felt that Shen Miao had snatched things that belonged to her. As for Shen Yue, she was bothered relentlessly at the fact that Shen Miao defeated her and her heart was a thousand times not resigned.
Towards both of their thoughts, Shen Miao did not know any of it but even if she knew she would not be even bothered about it. She instructed Gu Yu to her side and softly said a few sentences to her. Gu Yu’s expression became stern after she heard it and soon retreated quietly.
At the same time, Prince Yu from the male side of the banquet also waved his hands and a guard appeared beside him. After listening to Prince Yu’s command, that guard quickly disappeared from the banquet.
In a distant pavilion, Xie Jing Xing finally reappeared by Su Ming Feng’s side.
Su Ming Feng applauded a few times before looking at him with the side of his eyes, “Really the limelight in Ding capital today.”
“Small matter.” Xie Jing Xing was not in the least concerned.
“You are ready to sort out the two younger brothers?” Su Ming Feng asked, “It is not your style to suddenly strike.”
“Was given directions by someone.” Xie Jing Xing raised his eyebrows. “Some matters are better to settle as early as possible. I too can no longer wait when it has been stayed for too long.”
Su Ming Feng frowned, he felt that there were more than just the apparent meaning of Xie Jing Xing’s words but he wisely did not question more. Even though he have many years of friendship with this person but towards this person’s mysteries background, he would not probe into it. His line of sight landed for a moment down below before he said, “However, the Young Lady that you just saved seems to be in somewhat trouble.”
Xie Jing Xing’s sight swept across and saw at the female side of the banquet there was a guard who handed an invitation-like thing over to the Second Furen of the Shen family, Ren Wan Yun, but his eyes faintly discernibly glanced over to the purple clad young lady.
Ren Wan Yun held the invitation and was somewhat excited as she said, “His Highness Prince Yu’s action really make this married female officially feel fearful in her heart. Fifth Lady, come over here to thank Prince Yu’s invite.”
Shen Miao’s eyes concentrated as she stared in focus on Ren Wan Yun with a sneer on the corner of her lips.
Really want to play the same old tricks?
Facing with Shen Yue’s and Shen Qing’s rejoiced in her misfortune, she lazily stretched her back and her clear eyes suddenly bore a shade of darkness.
“Very well.” Her lips rose, “I will definitely ‘thank’ him properly.”
A flash of interest flashed in Xie Jing Xing’s eyes, “There is a good show to watch.”