"W-Wait a second! Why do you need my help killing a demon? Aren't you guys a demon sealing clan? If you need my help killing your demon, how will you help us with our 11 demons?!" Yuan asked them what was on his mind.
"I understand your confusion, so allow me to explain it to you." Qi Man said.
And he continued, "Although we are indeed a family that has dedicated itself to dealing with demons since ancient times, we do not actually have the capability to kill demons, only prolong their seal."
"There is a powerful demon that is currently sealed on this island, but it's seal is getting weaker. We have been resealing this demon since ancient times, and it has gotten to the point where our techniques are no longer effective on it, so it will eventually break out of its seal and kill us all, and it is only a matter of time before it happens."
"We heard rumors that the Six Spiritual Families had managed to kill a demon, but we do not entirely believe such a rumor. After all, the Six Spiritual Families do not have the capability to seal demons, much less kill them."
"Since you were there, can you enlighten us on how such a thing happened? We tried asking them about it, but they refused to tell us the truth."
After a moment of silence, Yuan said, "Because I was the one who killed the demon, and they hid the fact to protect me."
The room immediately fell silent.
Qi Fang already knew this fact, but her grandparents were hearing this information for the first time, so they wore shocked expressions on their faces afterward.
"Y-You killed the demon? H-How?" Qi Man eventually snapped out of his daze to ask.
"Sorry, it's not that I don't want to tell you, I just don't know how to explain it." Yuan shook his head.
The old couples exchanged looks with each other.
After a moment of silence, Qi Man stood up and said, "Follow me. I will show you the demon."
Yuan nodded and followed them outside.
After following this narrow path to an open area, Yuan could see over a dozen people guarding this large tree on a small hill.
When they got close, the guards greeted the old couple.
"Let us through. My friend here would like to see the demon." Qi Man said.
The guards turned to look at Yuan and nodded silently, not that they had any choice.
Once they were on the hill, Qi Man pointed at the tree and said, "There is a demon sealed within this tree. Go around it and you should see it."
Yuan nodded and walked around this tree, and sure enough, he could see a hideous-looking demon with a bulky body coexisting with this tree.
The moment Yuan approached this demon, the entire island began shaking.
"It won't be long before this demon breaks out of its seal. This is already the 4th earthquake this month." Qi Huan sighed.
"Do you think you can kill it without breaking it out of its seal?" Qi Man asked him.
"In order to kill a demon, you must separate its core with the body or destroy the demon faster than it can regenerate." Yuan said.
"Since it's sealed, I won't be able to extract its core without breaking it out of the seal. As for the second method… I'm not sure I am capable of killing a demon, but I can try."
"Really? Does this mean you'll help us?" Qi Huan asked him.
"I will help you if you accept one of my conditions."
"I get to keep its demon core after killing it."
"Demon core?" Qi Man raised his eyebrows.
This is his first time hearing about such a thing.
"If you kill the demon, it's only natural that you get whatever it leaves behind."
"Okay. I will need to prepare first." Yuan said.
"Whatever you need, my Qi Family will supply it."
"I don't need anything, only time and a place where I cannot be disturbed."
After all, he only needed to learn the Heaven Splitting Sword Strike to kill the demon.
"I know the perfect place. Follow me."
Yuan then followed Qi Man back down the hill and onto another path, which led him to a large cave.
"Immortal Caves?" Yuan raised his eyebrows.
"That's right. This is our Qi Family's immortal caves. The spiritual energy here is the best, and you won't be disturbed by anybody."
"How long do you think you will need to prepare?" Qi Man then asked.
"A week to be safe."
"I understand." Qi Man nodded.
Yuan then turned to the Manager and asked her, "Can you let my friends back at home know about the situation? I don't want them to worry when I don't return even after a week."
The Manager silently nodded.
Yuan entered one of the available Immortal Caves shortly after and went into seclusion to learn the Heaven Splitting Sword Strike.
Once Yuan went into seclusion, the Qi Family and the Manager returned to the household.
"Do you really think he is capable of killing the demon? He looks too young…" Qi Huan expressed her worries to the Manager.
After a moment of silence, the Manager said, "I don't know, but the Lord seems to believe in his abilities."
"Well, I think he's a lot more capable than he appears." Qi Fang suddenly said.
The old couple turned to look at her and said, "You have been acting weird all day long. Do you, by any chance, know that boy?"
Qi Fang's eyebrows twitched after hearing their words, and after releasing a deep sigh, she decided to tell them the truth— at least some of it.
"Yes, I know him. We met very briefly at the Chu Family, and we had an exchange with each other. It was during that time that I experienced for myself a little of what he's capable of, and he's a lot stronger than he looks."
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