Long Chen took his first step inside the Martial arena. After walking a few steps, Long Chen had realized that some people had started noticing him and were staring at him now.
"Everyone, we are so lucky today. We have the privilege to see our Clan's youngest generation's strongest genius, Young master Tian.... hahaha." Someone's mocking voice came from nearby. Long Chen looked in that direction and recognized the guy who spoke. He was called Long Mantian. He was also part of the Long clan but was from a small branch family.
Long clan had quite a rich heritage in this kingdom. It had quite a few branch families spread throughout the nation while the main family resided in the capital. A competition was held in those branch families every year to see the performance of the younger generation, and the winners of those competitions were rewarded with a chance to come to the main family for cultivation and get better opportunities and resources in life.
Long Mantian was one of these few branch family kids present in Long Clan. He was not very good looking. He had short black hair, a round face with a sharp nose, and was dressed in average clothes. At first glance, no one would think of him as anything good.
Although he was not as talented as most kids from the main clan, he was still good enough that he was able to win the opportunity to come to the main clan to cultivate. As soon as Long Mantian arrived in the main clan, he came into contact with Long An and became his follower. Right now, he was 14 years old and at the early stage of the 10th stage body refining realm.
"Young master Tian? Why are you dressed so nice today? Is today your marriage? Who is the unlucky girl? You should go fast and marry her before she knows the reality about you and kills herself," Long Mantian said as he laughed loudly.
'Such childish insults.... can't he come up with anything better?' Long Chen thought as he gazed at Long Mantian walk near him.
"Or is it that you are going to fight in some holy war as a Commander? Hahaha... Even if they let you join a war, what are you going to do? Stare at your opponents until they surrender?'' Long Mantian mocked Long Chen as he kept laughing while putting his hand on to Long Chen's shoulders. He brought him towards a boy practicing in a corner.
Long Chen recognized him as one of his cousins.
'I need to find an opportunity to teach this guy some manners.' Long Chen thought as he occasionally looked at Long Mantian, who was pulling him.
While they were passing through the field, a lot of members practicing their skills stopped and looked at them. Some looked at Long Chen with pity in their eyes for what he had become and how he was treated now, while some looked at him, enjoying his misfortune and were happy that this genius fell.
Quite a few people ignored him as well, like he wasn't worth their attention anymore.
"Master An, look who is here to meet you... Your cousin, Young master Tian,'' Long Mantian said as he brought Long Chen near Long An.
He wanted to bring Long Chen here so that Long An could play with him for a few minutes as well. That way both of them could get some entertainment.
"Don't call this piece of trash, my cousin. Bring him away. That trash isn't worth my attention, so take him out of here and play with him yourself. Don't interrupt my training, Mantian!" Long An said without even looking back. He kept practicing during the whole conversation.
'Huh, it looks like this guy looks down on me a lot. Well... he does have a right to be this arrogant. I am not a genius anymore, and I am not stronger than him. I don't think I can even fight on him at the same ground as I am right now.' Long Chen thought in his mind as he gazed at Long An.
"Alright Master An, I'll take this trash out. People like him don't have the right to enter this Martial arena made for true warriors," Long Mantian laughed as he took Long Chen back. But inside, he was still disappointed that Long An didn't go along with him. He kept pushing Long Chen as he brought him towards the exit.
After Long Mantian brought Long Chen out, he took him to a secluded area. He was having an evil smile on his face. He looked around to make sure no one was nearby before pushing Long Chen from behind. But he couldn't move Long Chen in the slightest.
Long Chen was ready for their little tricks as he knew how things happened, and he had already spread his strength throughout his whole body. Long Mantian was shocked to see that he couldn't move Long Chen even the slightest. Before today every time he tried it, he was able to do it without any trouble or effort, but today he couldn't do it even after using his early 10th stage cultivation.
Long Chen knew why it was. Before, although Long Tian was stronger than most from the younger generation, because of his injured mind, he never utilized his cultivation to stop his bullies. And although he was at the peak of the body refining realm, he had been at that realm for four years. Even if he didn't cultivate in the last four years, he still ate many medicines provided by his mother for his recovery.
Although Long Mantian was at an early stage of the 10th stage body refining realm, he was still way weaker than Long Chen.
Long Mantian kept trying to move him, but he got no success. Long Chen was laughing in his mind at Long Mantian's futile struggle.
Finally, Long Chen turned back to look at him with a smile on his face. Long Mantian was shocked to see Long Chen smiling, but he felt even more shame and anger than the shock.
"You little crazy piece of trash, How dare you laugh at me, your father!!" Long Mantian roared as he punched towards Long Tian's stomach. He used his full 10th stage cultivation behind that punch.
Long Chen saw that punch coming towards him and could see a strong force and momentum behind that punch. It was a swift punch, but this speed was nothing in front of him. He also unleashed his full cultivation of the peak body refining realm and punched back.
As soon as Long Mantian's punch connected with Long Chen's punch, his expressions had a wide variety of change. From angry to shocked, to pained. Just after a brief moment of contact, Long Mantian flew away like a broken kite and crashed 20 meters away. He felt like the bones of his hand were cracked. He got up after much difficulty. After getting up, he looked ahead and saw Long Chen standing just 1 meter ahead of him.
Long Chen grabbed him by his throat and pulled him up in the air. Long Mantian tried to get him to loosen his grip but couldn't do anything.
"Uhu... Uhu ...Young Master. Y-you! Please release me. I was wrong, forgive me, don't kill me, m...master. I can be of use to you. I can be your slave, even your dog, just don't kill me," Long Mantian said through many difficulties and with a fearful expression, worrying for his life.
Long Chen smiled as he gazed at him, but Long Mantian felt like it was a devil smiling at him.