Chapter 210 Where Were You?
When Han Yongwei thought of all he had just said about Chu Feng not being worthy as a soldier, he blushed and wished the ground would swallow him whole.
Zhou Lie and Liu Minglan, who were not far away, cried painful tears. “My son has been through a lot of pain. He went through hell to win so many medals.”
Chu Feng glanced around. He edged toward Tang Taishan and snapped, “Open your eyes and look. What did I depend on to get this position?”
Tang Taisan kept walking backward. His face was as pale as a sheet of paper and he could find no retort.
Chu Feng’s gaze was as sharp as a knife. With a cold voice, he said, “I joined the military when I was fifteen years old. I’ve been through grasslands, climbed snowy mountains, swam in the northern sea, and did active duty in Xi Ye. While I was patrolling every inch of our land and protecting our country, where were you?”
Tang Taishan’s lips trembled and he averted his eye.
Chu Feng continued sharply, “At nineteen years old, I commanded thirty thousand soldiers, stabbed the enemies in their hearts, and wound through seven layers of enemy defences. I had over a hundred wounds on my body. Out of thirty thousand comrades, we fought till only seven of us were left. Then, we took the enemy commander alive and defeated the enemy’s hundred and thirty thousand men. At that time, where were you?”
Tang Taishan was sweating profusely. He was so scared that he didn’t dare to utter a word.
Chu Feng took another step forward. “When I was twenty-three years old, I led a hundred and eighty thousand cavalry on warhorses and thirty thousand Xi Ye soldiers at the border to conquer sixteen countries. We have conquered Xi Xia, stopped the revolt of the Three Feudatories and gained control of the Central Plains, expanding the land of Donghua for an additional one hundred and twenty million square meters. Where were you then?”
Tang Taishan was stunned. With a loud thump, he fell to the floor, shocked.
“Disgraceful old man!” Chu Feng pointed at Tang Taishan. Mercilessly, he scolded, “Firstly, you have done no contribution to the people. Secondly, you have no achievements. You only depend on your seniority. You’re a scum that does not know right from wrong, a lost dog, a cheat and an old fart! What rights do you have to bark at me, a General, and tell me what to do? How dare you claim that you’ve done your best for our country and her citizens? What rights do you have to even live in this world?”
“Y-Y-You…” Tang Taishan’s face was red from the scolding. His finger trembled and he could feel his blood rising from within; his eyes grew bloodshot and his expression was completely twisted. Then suddenly, Tang Taishan spat out a fountain of blood and hit the ground with a thud as he fell unconscious.
“Tang, what happened to you?”
Sun Mingxuan and his mother, as well as the Sun Family members hurriedly ran over to help the half-dead Tang Taishan up; they were scared.
And, at that moment, all the guests were dead silent.
Nobody bothered with the unconscious Tang Taishan who was spitting blood. Instead, they turned their attention to Chu Feng who was standing amidst the crowd on a cloud of glory, the young hero who talked about his exploits; his booming voice still echoed in their ears.
Everything this unparalleled God of War did was for the country and her people. It was a rare occurrence.
If he wasn’t worthy to wear the General’s robe, then who was? No one else was worthy at all!
Han Yongwei stood up as he trembled. He was ashamed as he sighed non-stop. “General Chu, I am ashamed. I’ve spent a lifetime reading the books of the sages. I’ve lived ninety years, and yet I’ve been ignorant, small-minded, and myopic. I didn’t recognize talent although it was right in front of me. General Chu, please accept my apologies and allow me to make amends.”
Han Yongwen, who was known for his ‘iron mouth’ in the literary world, and was a living saint of the present age, bowed to Chu Feng.
“General Chu, please forgive us,” said the surrounding guests who all looked very guilty as they bowed.
The scene was quite spectacular.
Chu Feng looked calm as he nodded and said, “Dear all, I’m only here today to claim justice for my sister.”