Archean Eon Art - Chapter 252
Chapter 252 – Arrest
As the wind howled in the night sky, a few lit candles in a study room could be seen.
Liu Qiyue was flipping through a dossier while her husband was painting.
“I’ll finish the painting tomorrow.” Meng Chuan smiled as he looked at the long scroll. In the painting was Starmoon Lake’s Lake Heart Pavilion. His son, Meng An, had caught a big fish and was excited. His daughter, Meng You, and his wife— Liu Qiyue—were playing chess seriously.
After putting down the brush, Meng Chuan looked out the window and couldn’t help but ask, “Qiyue, why aren’t You’er and An’er back yet?”
Liu Qiyue looked up from the dossier and glanced at the window. She said with a smile, “They must have been delayed at the Dao Academy.”
“It’s already dark. It’s rare for them to be outside this late.” Meng Chuan sensed his son and daughter’s location, and curiously said, “They are in the city. They are more than 15 kilometers away from us.”
“Why did they run so far?” Liu Qiyue put down the dossier in puzzlement.
“Uncle Hua is secretly protecting them. Nothing will happen to them. However, why are they so far away?” Meng Chuan was puzzled. His children would immediately return home after leaving the Dao Academy. Even if they were to go somewhere else, they would inform him first.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue’s expressions changed slightly.
They had bought a set of tokens from Archean Mountain to be used in the family. Their son and daughter brought the tokens with them, allowing them to know their children’s location at all times. As for the avian demon monarch, Uncle Hua, he had one too. He could request for help at any time.
“Uncle Hua is summoning us,” said Meng Chuan.
There were different levels of help requests. The lowest level was to request the couple’s present. The higher level meant a more urgent situation. An even higher level request for help meant a life-and-death situation.
Since it was the lowest-level request for help, Meng Chuan and his wife didn’t panic.
“Uncle Hua wouldn’t trouble us if it’s nothing important. Let’s go and see what happened.” Meng Chuan held his wife’s hand and disappeared from the study.
Wang Fanchou stood outside the courtyard and looked at the seven corpses and the bloodstains on the ground. He could not help but be furious. He looked at Meng You, Meng An, and Uncle Hua and angrily shouted, “Did you kill them?”
“Yes,” Meng An replied decisively.
“Little bastard.” Wang Fanchou’s eyes turned red. His beloved grandson had died tragically. Already enraged, he charged over.
The moment he rushed out, he stopped in midair.
A terrifying domain enveloped the courtyard and Wang Fanchou. Wang Fanchou felt like a tiny bug that had fallen into a spiderweb, unable to struggle at all. Shock appeared in his eyes. A young man and woman appeared in the courtyard with sizzling lightning bolts around them.
“Marquis Eastcalm and Marchioness Calmmoon?” Wang Fanchou’s heart skipped a beat. He was only an Indestructible Godfiend, and now, he was facing two Marquis Godfiends! Just their auras indicated the difference in status. His heart palpitated, and his legs went weak. He was only an ordinary Elder of the Wang family. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been responsible for leading a branch family to Jiang State Capital. Jiang State Capital was quite far away from the Wang family’s central command center—the Cloud State.
“Dad, Mom,” Meng You and Meng An shouted immediately.
The moment Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue arrived, they saw their children holding weapons and seven corpses around them. They felt that something was amiss.
“Master,” Uncle Hua said respectfully, “These seven were ruthless in their attacks. I only acted to save the young master and young mistress.”
Meng Chuan’s heart stirred when he heard that. He couldn’t help but turn to look at Wang Fanchou. Wang Fanchou was suspended three feet above the ground by Meng Chuan’s Darkstar domain, unable to move.
“You’re here to assassinate them too?” Meng Chuan’s eyes were cold.
At that moment, Wang Fanchou figured out the situation. The two teenagers addressed Marquis Eastcalm and Marchioness Calmmoon as their father and mother. They even talked about assassinations?
“No, I’m not trying to assassinate them,” said Wang Fanchou immediately. “Marquis Eastcalm, how would I have the guts? I’m Wang Fanchou from Cloud State’s Wang family.”
“I saw you about to attack.” Meng Chuan waved his hand, and his Darkstar Quintessential Essence instantly attacked Wang Fanchou. Wang Fanchou immediately shouted in horror, “Spare me!”
Following that, the Darkstar Quintessential Essence invaded his body. Wang Fanchou instantly lost consciousness.
Meng Chuan waved his hand.
After losing consciousness, Wang Fanchouwhose Quintessential Essence was sealedfell to the side.
“Give me the details?” Liu Qiyue looked at Uncle Hua.
Uncle Hua respectfully said, “This is what happened. On the way home, Young Master and Young Mistress discovered that their Junior Sister Ning from the Dao Academy was in trouble, so they helped her out of righteousness. Who would have thought that this Wang Cong would try to abduct Young Mistress? Young Mistress and Young Master held back and didn’t resist and deliberately came here…”
“We were very angry back then,” said Meng An immediately. “However, Dad, you said that one shouldn’t act based on one’s emotions. You told us to investigate the situation before making a decision. Therefore, Sis and I came here. We had to figure out what kind of person Wang Cong was before we decided on how to punish him. Who would have thought that this person is a wolf in sheep’s clothing? He has harmed countless innocent women. Sis and I could not help but take action. Uncle Hua only took action when we could not defeat them.”
“They do deserve death.” Meng You’s face was filled with anger. “Dying a thousand times isn’t even enough.”
“I killed Wang Cong,” said Meng An. “Dad, if you want to punish somebody, punish me.”
“Alright.” Meng Chuan frowned and looked at Uncle Hua. “Uncle Hua. You’er and An’er’s identities can’t be exposed. From the beginning to the end, you should be able to point out whoever saw You’er and An’er, right?”
“Yes.” Uncle Hua said, “From the beginning to the end, only the seven dead, Wang Cong’s eight subordinates, and Ning Donggu’s family of three, saw Young Master and Young Mistress.”
“Dad, Mom, you can’t harm Junior Sister Ning and her family,” said Meng An immediately. Meng You was also worried.
“Don’t worry.” Meng Chuan smiled and looked at his wife, Liu Qiyue.
“Leave the rest to me,” said Liu Qiyue with a smile. “Leave Wang Fanchou of the Wang family to me.”
“Alright, I’ll bring them back first.” Meng Chuan nodded before disappearing with Meng You and Meng An.
Liu Qiyue stood in the small courtyard while Uncle Hua stood beside her respectfully.
After a while, one figure after another-more than ten-appeared at the courtyard. All of them were Godfiends. They were all extremely respectful.
“Greetings, Marchioness Calmmoon.” Over ten Earth Net Godfiends bowed respectfully. Liu Qiyue them through a token.
“Someone in this manor colluded with the demons to carry out an assassination,” said Liu Qiyue coldly. “These seven people are dead. Everyone in this manor is to be arrested and brought back. Also, all the subordinates of the manor’s owner, Wang Cong, are to be apprehended as well. Investigate carefully! What have these people done? Who colluded with the demons? Do a thorough investigation.” “Yes.” The ten-plus Godfiends responded respectfully.
Liu Qiyue pointed at the unconscious Wang Fanchou. “Imprison Wang Fanchou in the dungeon. I’ll personally conduct the interrogation.”
“Yes.” Immediately, a Godfiend carried Fanchou and left the courtyard.
In just a moment, hundreds of soldiers arrived at the manor, completely surrounding it.
“Take them all away.”
In the hall, the Godfiend descendants were all in a daze. They looked at the Godfiends and soldiers that had appeared around them. Although they were all descendants of powerful family clans in Jiang State Capital, they were still extremely afraid of a group of Godfiends.
“Uncle, Uncle, I really didn’t do anything,” one of the nobles said to a bearded Godfiend immediately. “Uncle, you have to save me.”
The bearded Godfiend looked at his family junior, and coldly ordered. “Shut up. Take him away.”
“I’m Li You. I’m a descendant of the imperial family. How dare you touch me?” shouted a young man.
A soldier hesitated.
“Take him away.” The Godfiend standing at the door gave the order.Imperial family?
The Li family had a long history. Before they became royalty, they were an ancient Godfiend family clan. After tens of thousands of years, over a million people were publicly acknowledged to be a part of the clan. There were even more people who were not acknowledged.
The person with the highest status in this manor was actually Young Master Xiao.
“I’m Xiao Yong, Xiao Fenglei’s son. Marchioness Orchidmoon is my aunt.” Xiao Yong-who held the highest status heremaintained his composure and said, “My aunt is best friends with Marchioness Calmmoon and Marquis Eastcalm, who both guard Jiang State Capital “
“We are under Marchioness Calmmoon’s orders,” one of the Godfiends said indifferently. “Take him away.”
“Marchioness Calmmoon’s orders?” Young Master Xiao was astonished as he was taken away.
Marchioness Calmmoon was the guardian of Jiang State Capital! She had the highest authority here.
Young Master Xiao knew better than anyone that Marchioness Calmmoon’s husband, Marquis Eastcalm was the highest-level Patroller of Archean Mountain! He had greater authority than Marchioness Calmmoon. As Marquis Eastcalm’s job was related to pursuing demon monarchs, everyone was to cooperate with him. If anyone dared to use their status to delay and obstruct his work? No one would dare say a word even if he were killed.