“I…huh, you’ve got a bit of talent really, but…” As Robin didn’t finish his words, Asi continued, “but your flames are useless in the face of the third spirit of the Spirit’s Country. Son, just go back and practice some more. But before that, you must fulfill your promise and burn Robin to death, although I already know that you can’t do so. Everyone, do you agree with me?” No one spoke there, as they all knew that this human wasn’t as weak as he seemed. Now, they had to believe that the chef of fire sect was in favor of this human.
Seeing that no one answered, Robin became furious again, and Asi continued, “it seems that everyone thinks so. Well, Lin Xiang, hurry up and throw it. After you do so, you will go to jail for a few decades and practice your magic there. After that, you might be able to burn your almighty flames on the third spirit of the country, the chief executive for one second.”
“I believe it! I believe it now…I just wanted to…test this young man.” Seeing Lin Xiang nodded, Robin was really afraid that Lin Xiang would throw the fireball towards him. The spirit king sat behind him. If he dodged, then the fireball would be thrown to the spirit king, and he’d be called a coward and his reputation would be hurt. However, if he didn’t avoid it and was hit, then he would be paralyzed the whole of his life. He wiped away the sweat on his forehead and had to compromise finally.
“Oh, look at you, didn’t you just want to prove your ability? Now, he has proven it to you and you’ve believed it. I really didn’t know what you think.” Asi breathed a sigh of relief. On that childish face, he seemed to be thinking, “the adults’ world is so hard to understand.”
“Haha, you are really funny, human boy, that’s Dragon Flame, right?” The Spirit King asked a little knowingly. Although he knew that it was Dragon Flame, he felt like hearing Lin Xiang with his own ears.
“Yes.” Lin Xiang nodded, and extinguished the fireball with a flip. Although the action looked so cool, he needed to consume dragon’s energy with it.
“I want to ask, why can humans control dragon flames?”
“Actually, I am a special human called the dragon race, possessing the power of a dragon, so…Spirit King, can you now release Remi? He just did me a favor.”
“No! Absolutely not! Remi trusted a human being so easily and brought you here, it already proves that he can do so and it’ll bring threat to the Spirits’ Country. He has to be punished.” Robin was furious after seeing Lin Xiang’s controlling dragon flames. As Lin Xiang belonged to the dragon race, and he’s recognized by the chef of fire sect, Robin couldn’t do anything to him, but he had to punish Remi who’d broken the law.
“Wasn’t he just helping me? Why punish him?”
“This is the law. If someone breaks it, he will be punished. No one can be an exception.” Now Robin really regretted why there was no human criminal law. In that case, if the chef of fire sect couldn’t protect Lin Xiang from it.
“So, what punishment does Remi have to receive?” Lin Xiang asked.
“Repent of fifty years in jail and report to the whole country at the same time.”
“Fifty years?” Lin Xiang looked at Remi, who was also looking at Lin Xiang, but he didn’t show any fear or regret, he just nodded to Lin Xiang. Without regulations, there would be no country, so everything had to be done according to the laws.
“I’m sorry, I don’t agree. If you can take my flames, then you can punish Remi, and I will do whatever you want.” For Lin Xiang, those who bullied him would receive the revenge twice, and he’d also repay twice to whoever’s helped him. He never had a chance to repay Remi, now that Remi had done such a great favor to him, Lin Xiang would never agree to the fact that he’d get such a severe punishment.
“You…” Robin was happy to hear that he could deal with this defiant human being, but he had to take over his flames… No, he couldn’t joke with his body, “are you threatening me? Anyway, this is the rule.”
“Ahem.” The spirit king coughed, “human kid, I admire you very much, and I think that you will not pose a threat to our country, but there are laws and regulations, and no one can change it. This time, Remi brought you here and you happened to be no threat to us, but what if he brings someone with big threat next time?”
“Remi did this because he believed in me. Actually, her sister Reidy is my spirit.”
“Reidy?” The spirit king looked at Remi.
“My king, that’s the daughter of the thunder castle, and that’s the little sister of Remi.” Philip reminded him.
“Is that so? Well, this can also explain why the selfless Remi would bring a human into the palace.”
“The Honorable King, he…” Seeing that the atmosphere was going wrong, Robin spoke quickly.
The Spirit King shook his hand and told Robin not to say anything.
“Human guy, this time, I’ll take it as Remi’s fault but I’ll also exempt him from the sentence. However, laws are laws and they are there because they’re important. Although he won’t be sentenced to jail, there’s still punishment.” The spirit king paused.
After knowing what the spirit king thought, Philip continued, “Remi, we’ll cancel your reputation as the first place in the contest, and we’ll cancel your status as a royal soldier. Remi, don’t feel resentful about it, as we have to make punishment, or there will be people who’re exempted from it if there’s a precedent. In time, we won’t be able to rule our country.”
“I understand.” Remi felt a little regretful, he spent a lot of effort to become a royal soldier, but it’s still better than a fifty-year sentence.
“Well, what Philip mentioned was the punishment for Remi, as for you, human.” The spirit king turned to Lin Xiang.
“Will I be punished as well?” Just when Lin Xiang thought that the spirit king was a good king, he didn’t expect himself to receive punishment as well.
“No, the law does not stipulate the crime of human beings, so you won’t be punished. And you are not a citizen of the Spirits’ Country, how can I punish you? Next time, when you come, just come without hiding. Robin, make announcements everywhere in the country and make this young man’s name and appearance public, so that we’ll be open to him in the future.”
“This…” Robin was a little unwilling, but this was the king’s decision, what else could he do?
“By the way, human guy, what is your name?”
“My name is Lin Xiang.”