To my dear readers,
I have translated Chapter 2 for you guys! I am trying to minimize the 3rd person usage. They keep doing that in the book, but it sounds ridiculous in English. I hope it flows better now. This chapter took me a very long time to translate, but I think the fight scene is worth it! I hope you guys like it.
This is the Chinese version
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Chapter 2 Anger
The early morning sky had already began to turn pale. Xuan Luo had remained on the roof the entire night. When he got up, he realized his clothes were covered in dew. Smiling, he directly jumped off the roof, landing steadily on the ground.
There was no one in the room. Judging from the time, he knew that Guan Shan Jue must have gone to the restaurant. The year he was eight, he fainted outside his house. Guan Shan Jue, showing kindness, took care of him for a few days until he woke up.
But when he woke up, it was as if he lost all his memory. He could only recall his name, nothing else. Guan Shan Jue was speechless. Since he had no child of his own, he decided to raise him as his child. It had been five years since he became his stepfather.
During these five years, he would go to the Martial Arts Master’s building to practice fighting techniques every day. Although it was only basic routine, his physique slowly improved.
Arriving at the Martial Arts’ building, he immediately saw Bai Tian. Bai Tian was practicing his technique.
“Bai Tian!” he loudly yelled. Bai Tian was his best friend. When he first arrived at the building, only Bai Tian acknowledged him. Slowly, they became good friends. Their friendship had continued for five years now.
“Why are you so late today?” Looking at him, Bai Tian was puzzled. Usually, he would be the first one to arrive. But today, he was an hour later than his usual time.
“Couldn’t help it. I slept in!” Looking at Bai Tian, he asked, “Is the Master here?”
Bai Tian was the only one in the main hall. There was no sign of the Master.
“Master Li has gone out. I think it might be awhile before he comes back.” Bai Tian replied.
They were the only ones in the building. It wasn’t that no one wanted to learn, but the building was very old and generally, people cannot learn much from here either. Not to mention, there were not a lot of conflict in this small town. Generally, people lived in harmony. As a result, the only purpose to learn martial arts was really to strengthen the body.
The techniques taught by Master Li were extremely simple. Xuan Luo thought he could’ve just lifted stones locks on his own. But, he did think there might be some benefit to practicing.
“Come. Let’s practice and compare!” Looking at him, Bai Tian awkwardly striked his arm.
After a few rounds, the two of them lied down onto the floor with sweat dripping everywhere. Bai Tian surprisingly looked at him and asked, “When did you become so strong?”
“How would I know? Just keep practicing and strength will develop!” he responded. Xuan Luo had no idea that his strength has increased due to the book from yesterday.
“I’m sure you let me win on purpose, Bai Tian!” He was unpleased with his victory. He had always lost. Why was he winning all of a sudden? There was only one explanation. Bai Tian must have given him special treatment.
“No, I was planning to beat you up! I definitely didn’t go easy on you!” Bai Tian chuckled.
He quickly pounced on Bai Tian. “WHO do you want to beat up?!”
And the two friends rolled across the ground continuously, laughing nonstop.
“I have to go now!” said Bai Tian.
“Take care, bye!” he waved at him.
On his way home, he was bewildered. How come he felt so much stronger?
He was deep in thought. All of a sudden, something seemed obvious.
Could it …could it be the content from the book?
He quickened his pace. If it really was the book from yesterday, then the book was definitely not as simple as it seems.
He noticed from far away that the restaurant was surrounded by people. Immediately, his heart tightened. He had a very bad feeling about this.
On the ground was Guan Shan Jue. He lied unconscious; his body was covered in blood.
But although so many were around him, no one seemed to care. Their eyes showed pity, yet no one made a move.
Seeing this, he became furious. They were all from the village. His eyes turned red and he stormed through the crowd.
“Get out of my way!” he shrieked. The witnesses were jolted by his voice, and stood aside for him to pass.
The young man who was beating everyone looked up and saw him approaching. He didn’t say a word, but his eyes showed disdain.
He got closer step by step, disregarding everyone else. The only person he saw was Guan Shan Jue. When he got close to Guan Shan Jue, his heart felt like it was being stabbed by knives. Guan Shan Jue looked dead. He howled, “STEP…FATHER…!!”
His eyes were bloody red. Seeing this, the villagers’ heart ached.
Master Li saw him and screamed, “Run!!”
This man was definitely not good to provoke. The reason why no one was doing anything was because he was too strong. Even Master Li was no match to him, and Master Li was the strongest person from Qian Deng Zhen. If he couldn’t defeat him, no one else could.
The evil man saw Xuan Luo, but totally disregarded him because he believed Xuan Luo had a face of a beggar.
Yet, Xuan Luo’s scarlet eyes caused him to feel slightly uneasy.
“You want to run? Well, it’s TOO LATE.” The man loudly screeched. Lifting his fist, the man exposed his veins and muscles. Master Li, along with everyone else, thought he was doomed. Some of the crowd even cover their eyes.
The man threw his punch at him.
He was unprepared for the attack. The powerful fist caused him to fly across the ground and smashed into a table. The table was totally destroyed.
The man sneered. Xuan Luo fell under one blow. He thought Xuan Luo might have been an opponent. He was stupid to have been a little shaken by his glare.
But Xuan Luo did not appear to be hurt. He quickly got up and walked towards the man. His eyes were gleaming.
The man was dazed. Although the punch was simple, it carried about fifty or sixty percent of his overall strength. If he were to get hit by it, he would not have been able to stand up so easily. He started to sense danger.
Seeing Xuan Luo approach, the man instantly striked again. The key was to strike when your opponent was unaware. Once you have the upper hand, you are already winning half way. This dirty trick was extremely common amongst the people.
Currently, the only techniques Xuan Luo had acquired was what Master Li had taught him. So those simple moves were the only ones he could use. Although they were not very complex, they were very practical. He lifted his fist and aimed for the man.
The two fists fought against each other. Big vs. Small. At that moment, everyone’s hearts were hanging by a thread.
At that instant, he subconsciously used his inner nei li. The nei li began from the core and started spreading throughout his body. Soon it arrived at his fist, multiplying his strength.
The man began to panick. Sweat started appearing on his forehead. At that moment, he realized Xuan Luo was no easy target.
“Ah!!” Xuan Luo loudly roared. His nei li swiftly soared, directly aiming for the man.
The man’s body flew. Originally, there were a lot of villagers standing around. But at that moment, they all stood back and the man landed on the ground. He spat out a mouthful of fresh blood, and his face turned white as paper. Looking at Xuan Luo’s youthful figure, he could not believe his eyes.
Now that the man was injured, the villagers no longer feared him. Everyone began to throw punches at him. They were not afraid to show their anger now.
Xuan Luo’s punch was powered by nei li. The man’s inner organs must be damaged. If Xuan Luo had mastered his nei li, the man would have died.
Since he used so much of his strength, he felt faint. But at that moment, Guan Shan Jue was still lying on the ground. He took a look and realized his Stepfather was alright. He was just covered in blood.
Xuan Luo was no longer angry. He had used all his strength already. At that moment, he felt so weak. If he didn’t have to hold onto his Stepfather, he probably would have fainted by now.
“Is Mr. Guan okay?” the villagers asked. Some were concerned for Guan Shan Jue, and were still around. But seeing Xuan Luo, they were scared to come close. After all, their memory was still fresh from earlier.
Xuan Luo looked at them and harshly said, “Why are you all just watching? Why aren’t you helping?”
Right away, everyone looked down. Xuan Luo reached his limit and passed out.
The villagers felt guilty. Xuan Luo had saved them and they were thankful. Seeing both Xuan Luo and Guan Shan Jue passed out, they carried them away.
The only person remaining was Master Li. He was supposed to be the only person who could defend Qian Deng Zhen. He felt guilty and ashamed of himself…