“What? He did something wrong?”
The red-dressed female disciple chuckled and waved her hand:
“We didn’t come down from the mountain to slay demons, we came to take this young boy Xu Taiping up the mountain.”
“Up the mountain?”
Everyone, including Xu Erniu, was still confused.
“Xu Taiping was born with a spiritual bone, and his name is on the immortal list. We are here today to take him up the mountain and join Azure Profound Sect.”
The young man explained calmly to the crowd.
“Join…Azure Profound Sect, then won’t he…won’t he become an immortal too? My Xu family…Xu family will have an immortal?”
Hearing this, Xu Erniu was stunned, standing still and mumbling to himself.
The two disciples of Azure Profound Sect ignored the villagers and stretched out their hands to Xu Taiping.
“Little Taiping, come with us. From now on, you will be our junior brother of the Seventh Peak.”
The red-dressed female disciple said to Xu Taiping with a sweet smile and a gentle voice.
Hearing this voice, Xu Taiping felt a warmth in his heart for no reason, as if he had regained his family.
Xu Taiping was about to grab the female disciple’s hand, but his second aunt behind him grabbed his arm and stopped him.
“Two…two immortals, you can’t just take my Taiping away like this. He is our Xu family’s pillar, and he will have to take the imperial examination and bring glory to our Xu family in the future.”
The fat second aunt smiled at the two disciples of Azure Profound Sect, her eyes full of “reluctance”.
Hearing this, Xu Taiping felt even colder in his heart.
From childhood to adulthood, this second aunt had only treated him as a loss-making good and a broom star. When did she ever have any expectations of him bringing glory to the Xu family?
The two disciples of Azure Profound Sect didn’t know the truth. They thought that this second aunt really didn’t want Xu Taiping to leave, so they said that.
“A mere mortal scholar, how can he compare with our Azure Profound Sect disciples? But since you are Taiping’s uncle and aunt, this gold bowl can be considered as our gift for meeting you.”
The young man in azure robe took out a gold bowl from his sleeve and handed it to Xu Taiping’s second aunt.
Xu Taiping was about to tell the truth to the Azure Profound Sect disciple, but the Bai house steward suddenly jumped down from the carriage, grabbed his arm with one hand and held the slave contract with the other hand and shouted: “This Xu Taiping has been sold by his uncle and aunt to my Bai family. It’s written in black and white with red fingerprints. He is now my Bai family’s person. His couple can’t deny it!”
Who wouldn’t covet an immortal’s gift?
Hearing this, the two disciples of Azure Profound Sect frowned.
“You’re lying. I just sent Taiping to work for your Bai family, not to sell him as a slave!”
The fat second aunt was furious. She rushed forward to snatch the contract from the steward.
“That’s right. My nephew is already a disciple of immortals. This contract with your Bai family must be voided!”
As he spoke, Xu Erniu also joined the scramble.
Seeing the scene chaotic, the young man of Azure Profound Sect couldn’t help but shout.
As he spoke, an invisible pressure spread from him, making him look like an angry tiger. He scared Xu Taiping’s second aunt and the white house steward into silence.
“Taiping, is it true that you were sold into Bai’s Manor as a slave?”
After everyone quieted down, the red-dressed female disciple walked up to Xu Taiping and asked with concern.
Xu Taiping looked at her and nodded:
As soon as he spoke, he suddenly felt a sense of liberation as if the shackles and bindings on his body had been removed.
The red-dressed female disciple looked at him with more pity and sympathy after getting his reply.
“You little ingrate, how dare you talk nonsense like that? These years…”
“Let go of your hand.”
The fat second aunt was about to pounce on Xu Taiping, but the red-dressed girl waved her sleeve and threw out a gust of wind that pushed her fat body back.
“You…you may be immortals, but you have to be reasonable, right? I…I…”
The woman was obviously scared by the girl’s magic. She still argued, but she kept retreating.
“Immortals, two immortals, I have a slave contract signed with Xu Erniu here. It’s written in black and white with red fingerprints. This Xu Taiping is now my Bai family’s person. His couple can’t deny it!”
The greedy white house steward then handed over the slave contract.
The young man of Azure Profound Sect took the contract and glanced at it, then sneered and looked at Xu Taiping’s second uncle and second aunt:
“My Azure Profound Sect disciples are only worth these mere thirty taels?”
When he heard that the couple sold Xu Taiping for only thirty taels, the red-dressed girl immediately pouted.
“You two, for this mere thirty taels, you sold your nephew. And now you dare to ask us for benefits? I think you are asking for a beating!”
The red-dressed girl was fiery and loved to fight injustice. She said and was about to wave her sleeve again.
“Junior sister, don’t forget what Master told us.”
The young man in azure robe patted the girl’s shoulder and looked at her deeply.
The girl heard this and still had anger on her face, but she withdrew her hand.
“Since this slave contract is not fake, then if my Azure Profound Sect wants to redeem him, how much silver do you think is appropriate?”
The young man held the slave contract and looked at the white house steward.
The white house steward hesitated for a long time and then gritted his teeth and raised three fingers: “Three…three hundred taels!”
“My Azure Profound Sect disciples are only worth these mere three hundred taels?”
The young man sneered again.
As he spoke, he took out a bulging cloth bag from his sleeve and threw it to the white house steward.
The white house steward opened it and saw that it was full of gold ingots of excellent quality. He was dumbfounded.
The villagers next to him, including Xu Erniu’s couple, exclaimed when they saw this bag of gold ingots.
The young man smiled and asked.
“Enough, enough. This gold is enough to exchange for three thousand taels of silver!”
The white house steward hugged the bag of gold ingots and nodded excitedly.
Xu Erniu’s couple turned pale when they heard this.
They didn’t read much, but they knew the difference between three thousand taels and thirty taels.
“Two immortals, this silver shouldn’t be given to their Bai family. We…we only took their mere thirty taels!”
The fat second aunt pounced on the young man in front of her. Who knew that the young man seemed to be able to move and change his shape. He let her pounce on nothing and fell to the ground.
“Taiping, Taiping quickly tell the two immortals that this three thousand taels should be mine!”
Seeing that the fat second aunt pounced on nothing, Xu Erniu grabbed Xu Taiping.
Unexpectedly, Xu Taiping was held by the red-dressed girl’s hand. His figure flashed and retreated four or five feet.
Seeing that they couldn’t get anything from this side, the greedy Xu Erniu couple turned to pounce on the white house steward. They shouted “the silver is ours” and fought with the white house steward and two servants.
“Taiping, your worldly ties are gone. Are you willing to follow us to Cloud Hut Mountain and seek immortal fate together?”
The young man of Azure Profound Sect tore up the slave contract in his hand and then reached out to him.