Fan Zhuang was sitting in his courtyard when the news about his younger brother came in. Hearing it, he was devastated. He actually loved his brother and knew what plans his father had for him. He also knew that his brother's talent was much higher than his, he was a genius. And because of his devotion to the clan, he accepted the fate of being an obstacle of his younger brother and strengthen him.
But it was all irrelevant now; now he only wanted revenge for his brother. His father deployed everyone from the clan to look for the killer, and with the help of the two brothers, they made a portrait of the killer.
They searched the city multiple times, went to the forest and searched day and night. In the end, they had no results. With so many days passed the killer can be now anywhere but Fan Zhuang didn't give up, taking one of the brothers, and a small group of younger generation elites, he continued to search, starting from the place his brother died. There were already many clan experts who searched this place. But he couldn't give up.
"Mo Fai. Where did you see him?"
Mo Fai, one of the brothers that were with Fan Yu when he was killed. He wanted to kill the brothers the moment he found out they run away. But his father stopped him as they are still useful, but when they found the killer, the killer and the two brothers will be buried along with Fan Yu.
"He was over there, draining the blood from the leaf tiger."
It was a spot close to a tree, the tree was tall, so it could easily be used to hang a leaf tiger.
There were so many questions. Why didn't he chase the two brothers? Where did he go after killing his brother?
From the brothers, he knew that he looked tired after the fight with the leaf tiger. Which meant he should be around stage four. To go deeper into the forest, he would need a minimum strength of stage five. He also did not travel by the edge deeper layer of the forest. If he did so, he would have to carry the leaf tiger for at least a week to get to a town. Hundred temples city was the closest, but if he knew who he killed and hid in the forest finding him be very hard. And to run away, he would need supplies from the city. So first he probably ran the opposite direction as the city, and when he realized he would need supplies, he turned back, seeing that they are looking for him he hid somewhere close to the city. At the edge of the forest.
"We will focus our search only at the edge of the forest."
Making his decision, Fan Zhuang and others moved to the edge of the forest.
The distance from the edge of the forest to the city was not big. It would only take ten minutes if walking, four if running. There were also many bushes one can hide in.
The killer would probably wait for a carriage and sneak in with it.
"Search the edge of the forest, up to a point you cant see the city. Then move and search the bushes all the way up to the city. If he is not there, we will hide and wait. If you see a carriage closely observe it."
It was close to evening already, and they searched every inch of land here, but there was no sign of the killer here. Was his prediction wrong? Or did they miss him? It was possible as they have a limited amount of people. There are experts of Fan clan at every gate in the city, but there were crowds of people entering and leaving the city. It made it easy to miss someone.
It was time to go back; city gates will be soon closed.
It was time to give up the search.
It was time to mourn his younger brother.
Feeling depressed he gathered everyone. Walking up to the city Fan Zhuang, couldn't stop thinking, his prediction should have been correct. Otherwise, the killer would have to live in the forest.
Realizing this he turned around.
"Everyone. Did any of you heard of someone in the forest?"
Everyone was surprised, the forest is very dangerous, and even in a big group, they don't dare to go too deep. Someone living in the forest? Impossible. Spiritual beasts would detect their Qi and attack them constantly…
"I heard a rumor…"
One of the younger members spoke up suddenly. Walking forward he stood before Fen Zhuang.
"At hunters guild, I heard that there is a guy that lives in a forest. He only comes to the city from time to time when he needs something."
Hunters guild? He then must be a hunter; it's possible that the killer is a hunter. Fen clan didn't look too much into the hunters guild because of the branch leader Cheng Gang.
Having his thirst for vengeance lit up again, he started to rush towards the hunters guild. Asking around he quickly found who he was looking for.
His name was Marcus; he came to sell parts of spiritual beasts every few days. And today was also one of this days.
This meant that he could still be in the city!
Fen Zhuang didn't know how they missed him, but it didn't matter now. He was here… the killer of his brother is here…
He has to find him.
"You, go to the clan head and inform him to close the city! The killer is here."
He himself started to search the city, inns and restaurants, any place that Marcus can be at.
He soon found a trace, in one of the restaurants, someone similar to Marcus was seen with a girl, and they left about an hour ago. He was close, he knew it.
On the street full of people there was a couple walking while holding hands.
Mo Fai spoke in a low voice. Following his line of sight, Fen Zhuang saw a young man. He was similar to the portrait made from the description of the two brothers. This fact and Mo Fai word were enough for Fan Zhuang.
His sudden shut pulled the attention of Marcus. But it was too late for Marcus to dodge. his punch was already closing on him.
But Fen Zhuang didn't expect that the girl will have so quick reflexes. And in the last moment, she stood before Marcus.
He felt her blood dripping from his fingers, but it didn't matter to him.
In his eyes was only Marcus.
Edited by - HollowReaver
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