23 Leader of the Lion Eagle Gang
Of course, no one among them said anything, they had been together for so long, saved each others lives. They were brothers that had strengthened their bonds through Life and Death battles. Even Lin Feng smiled as he saw their loyalty, there were very few things he respected.
And the loyalty among the Brothers through Life and Death was one of them… He slowly said with a light smile on his face, "Hahaha… you all are very good. You have a great loyalty towards your leader. I am impressed." This lightened up the serious atmosphere in the air and his voice suddenly turned serious as he said, "But…"
His words caused every one of them to look forward to as to what he wanted to say. He slowly continued, "That loyalty isn't without its own disadvantages. Like this…." He picked up a random man from the ground and his grin turned a bit cold as he said, "How can the leader of your group watch the members being tortured because of him…?"
He had a light tone in his voice as he said, "Now, I have a question for you. Will you save your Leader or will your Leader come forward or not? Interesting, right?" He started laughing in a loud voice as he used the power of his cultivation base used the Divine Ice Hands.
The man's body started freezing as he started screaming loudly, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....." This scream was because the man could feel the insides of his body slowly freezing up due to the Ice Qi within Lin Feng's Qi.
This loud scream startled everyone, every single one of his friends. They looked down and didn't seem to have any intention of speaking the Leader's name. It seemed as if they had decided to not speak the name of their leader as they knew that he might be killed.
They were sad, angered because they couldn't save their brother, brother with whom they had fought on the battlefield. This young boy was actually killing their brother and they weren't able to save him. But there was a single one among the whole army that didn't feel angered, instead, he felt guilty.
Why guilty? It was because his men, his brothers were about to be tortured by this demon in human's skin. He didn't even know why they were all fighting against this kid. He just heard the Manager of the Inn blowing out the whistle and calling out for their help.
It was the deal of the Lion Eagle Gang with the Inn so that they could have a place to stay without paying anything. It was a good deal as they just had to take care of anyone creating trouble for the manager.
Actually, this Lion Eagle Gang was under the army of the Yreka Empire but since their continuous conflict with the Tiger Eagle Gang, the former division of the army under the Galaellon Empire.
Both of these gangs were angered that their Empires started ignoring them and both of these gangs tried to conquer this town. But the other gang would interfere and they weren't successful in conquering the whole town.
Right now, the leader grit his teeths as he watched a middle aged man being frozen slowly. And from the grin of their opponent, it was as if he already knew who the leader of the gang was. He was just going to torture every single one of his men and then slowly say to him, "Was it fun to watch your brothers being killed right in front of your eyes?"
Suddenly, he heard someone say, "I am the Leader. Stop this now…" Lin Feng looked towards the man and saw that it was a slightly thin man with a very nervous expression on his face. He could see from his actions that he wasn't the leader.
Suddenly, one more man stood up and said, "No, he is lying. I am the leader. Tell me what you want with me…" Suddenly, a loud voice was heard in the area and Lin Feng and all others turned towards the direction of the voice and saw a Middle Aged man with a perfectly proportionate body.
He had a healthy body with a 5 feet 10 inch height, a broad chest that seemed to tell about his physical strength. That man had a mature face with a some tears falling down from his eyes, he slowly said, "Enough...everyone. I am not going to let my men suffer because of me."
He turned towards Lin Feng and had a stern expression on his face, this stern face and this aura caused Lin Feng to slightly smile. He could feel that the man didn't have a great cultivation base, it was just in the Middle Stage of the Core Formation Stage.
But there was a different aura, it wasn't that of the power or Qi, no, it was resolve, he had the resolve to do what he decided on and didn't regret on his decision. His face radiated a faint aura of his thousand battles that he had found on the battlefield. The man said in his stern voice, "I am the leader of this Lion Eagle Gang. My name is Shao Dong. Tell me, why did you want meet me? To torture me, to kill me... Do anything you like. But let my men go."
Lin Feng smirked as he heard him say that, he started speaking, "Since you have introduced yourself. It wouldn't be kind of me not to introduce myself. My name is Lin Feng. As for the reason for calling you. Do you really think I wouldn't have been able to torture you or kill you before? Why would I ask your men about the leader? I could have just tortured every single one of you and killed you and I would have ensured that you were tortured and killed by me."
He took a deep breath as he once again started speaking, "Tell me, aren't you angry at the Yreka Empire? Aren't you angry as to why they have ignored you and your men who had been fighting against the men from the Galaellon Empire putting your lives on the line and getting killed. Aren't you angry at the Empire?"
Shao Dong's expression didn't change as he said, "So, what? If you are going to tell us to betray the Empire then you can keep on dreaming. We don't hate the Empire strong enough to go against it and become the rebels." He said in a low voice 'Not like we have the strength to go against the Empire.'
Lin Feng nodded as he said, "I don't want to ask you to betray the Empire. No, what I wanted say is that I want to become the ruler, starting from this small Eagle Cliff Town. And don't give me that bullshit about the fact that you are still loyal to the Yreka Empire because if you were completely loyal then you would have returned back to the Empire."
"Right now, you are most probably waiting, waiting for the Empire to notice you again and call you back to the Empire. I think even you have realized this by now." He finished his sentence while looking straight in his eyes with a calm and serene mind.