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"Ah!" The sharp pain that came from his thigh caused Yu Xiang to be unable to stop himself from emitting a shrill cry. Only now did he realize that everything that happened before him was real, and he wasn’t dreaming…
"Yu Xiang!" How could Duan Ling Tian not know what Yu Xiang was thinking after seeing what he was doing? A sneer appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth. "Now, tell me what do you think of how I should deal with you? Should I let you see with your own two eyes as I slowly slice off the flesh on your body piece by piece and let you feel like living is worse than death… Or should I give you a swift death?"
In the next moment, what Yu Xiang did caused Duan Ling Tian to be stunned.
This Yu Xiang actually knelt on the floor and started kowtowing to him, even disregarding the blood flowing from his forehead. "Duan Ling Tian, I beg you, let me go… I don’t want to die, I really don’t want to die!"
As death closed in on him, Yu Xiang forgot about his pride and forgot about everything…
"Let you go?" Duan Ling Tian sneered. "Let you go so that you can return to the Yu Clan and get more people to take revenge on me?"
Yu Xiang hurriedly shook his head. He was so afraid that his body shivered. "I won’t look for you to take revenge, I really won’t look for you to take revenge…"
"Your father and your brother both died by my hand. Are you sure you won’t look for me to take revenge?" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes emitted a trace of doubt.
"Really, really!" Yu Xiang gazed at Duan Ling Tian with a pleading expression.
However, Duan Ling Tian noticed the cold light that flashed briefly deep within his gaze, but even if Duan Ling Tian didn’t notice this, he still didn’t plan on letting Yu Xiang go…
If weeds weren’t removed at the roots, then they would grow once more when the spring winds blow!
Duan Ling Tian could be considered to have experienced how malicious this Yu Xiang’s heart was.
"Yu Xiang, I still remember your overbearing and arrogant appearance when we met for the first time, and how you seemed to look down upon me. Originally, I didn’t plan on fussing about it, but you actually secretly schemed with your brother to get someone to take my life. It can be said that your brother’s death, and even the death of your father, were all caused by you!" Duan Ling Tian swept his gaze over Yu Xiang.
"You… The disappearance of Centurion Bai Feng is related to you?" Yu Xiang’s expression turned ghastly pale. He had felt it to be strange when his brother’s good friend, Bai Feng, disappeared, but now, after hearing what Duan Ling Tian said, he vaguely guessed something.
Duan Ling Tian nodded as he openly admitted, "Yes, Bai Feng died by my hand! I used the same inscription that I used to kill your brother when I killed him in the Dawnshroud Mountain Range."
Yu Xiang’s expression was ashen. Never did he imagine that from the beginning until the end, Duan Ling Tian was never once worried about his revenge… Now that he recalled the matter, everything seemed to really be his doing!
"Duan Ling Tian, as long as you don’t kill me, I can promise you anything. I can be your dog and let you command me however you wish. How about it?" Yu Xiang’s eyes emitted a desire to live, as he was only 20 this year and was unwilling to lose his life here.
"Be my dog?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned, as he never imagined that Yu Xiang would actually disregard his pride in such a way just to continue living. The current Yu Xiang, compared to the Yu Xiang he met on their first meeting, were like two completely different people!
If Yu Xiang could still maintain his arrogant appearance from before, Duan Ling Tian might’ve thought slightly highly of him… but now he didn’t even feel like killing this Yu Xiang.
"Xiong Quan!" Duan Ling Tian said lightly in a tone that was mixed with dense coldness.
"Yes, my liege!" Although Duan Ling Tian didn’t provide detailed instructions, Xiong Quan could still understand what Duan Ling Tian meant. He was, after all, someone that had followed Duan Ling Tian for a few months.
"No!" Yu Xiang turned around and fled, as he realized that he was facing imminent danger when he saw Xiong Quan walking towards him. However, that puny speed of his was nothing in front of Xiong Quan, so he was caught up to by Xiong Quan within a short moment before dying beneath his blade.
Under Duan Ling Tian’s instruction, Xiong Quan searched the three Yu Clan corpses and withdrew some silver and a Spatial Ring. That Spatial Ring precisely belonged to the Grand Elder, Yu Hui.
"My liege!" Xiong Quan respectfully passed over the spoils to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and glanced at the Grade Eight Spirit Weapon narrow sabre that was in two halves before glancing at the three Ferghana Horses, "Put away his spirit weapon; I can use it when I refine weapons in the future. As for these three Ferghana Horses, substitute them to pull the wagon and sell off our five horses in the next town."
Xiong Quan’s gaze flickered as he asked, in shock, "My liege… You… You’re a weapons craftsman as well?"
"Is it that strange? Let’s return." Duan Ling Tian’s brows knit as a Pill Fire burned alight on his palm. He turned around and left after he burned the corpses of the three Yu Clan members.
Meanwhile, he established ownership over Yu Hai’s Spatial Ring on the way. "2,000,000 silver? Not bad. This Yu Hui was much better-off than Aqua Mist City’s He Clan’s He Zu Dao from before…"
Xiong Quan led on the three Ferghana Horses as he respectfully followed behind Duan Ling Tian. He felt that this liege he acknowledged seemed to be no ordinary person.
What a joke! How could an ordinary person at this age be so wise and farsighted, and seem to have everything within his grasp?
Xiong Quan even felt that in certain areas, even the Sect Leader of the Boundless Sect from before was far inferior to this liege of his.
"Maybe being able to follow my liege is my fortune… With my liege’s natural talent, he will sooner or later head to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom. I have a feeling that my entire life will change because of this…" This thought suddenly arose within Xiong Quan’s heart, and this very thought was like a seed that slowly sprouted and grew…
Years later, when Xiong Quan looked back at it all, only then would he realize how correct his thoughts at this moment were.
After returning to the carriage, Duan Ling Tian noticed Li Fei’s, Ke Er’s, and Li Rou’s gazes all descend upon him.
"You’re all awake?" A smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
"Young Master, what happened?" Ke Er asked.
"Nothing, just a few bandits." Duan Ling Tian lightly shook his head and found an excuse so that he could keep his mother from worrying.
"Bandits? Since when did bandits come on Ferghana Horses to rob people?" Li Rou pulled upon the carriage curtain, took a glance outside, and smiled spuriously at Duan Ling Tian when she noticed Xiong Quan leading the three steeds whose entire bodies were covered in blood-like sweat.
Duan Ling Tian laughed embarrassedly.
"It really is a Ferghana Horse, and there’re even three!" Li Fei was attracted by the three Ferghana Horses as well, and a light flashed within her eyes.
"What beautiful horses… These are Ferghana Horses? Big Sister Fei Fei, are these Ferghana Horses very special?" Ke Er was attracted by the three Ferghana horses as well.
No matter whether it was the strength of its legs, or its appearance, the Ferghana Horse was absolutely the highest grade among horses.
"Ke Er, the Ferghana Horse’s speed is several times faster than the average steed, and they are able to travel a thousand miles within a day! Moreover, merely one Ferghana Horse was worth 1,000,000 silver," Li Fei explained.
"Ah!" Ke Er was shocked. One horse was worth 1,000,000 silver?
In next to no time, the three women’s scrutinizing gazes simultaneously descended upon Duan Ling Tian… Duan Ling Tian’s heart constricted, and light flashed within his eyes.
"Xiong Quan, tell me when we’ve reached the next town. I’m sleepy and I’m going to take a nap." Duan Ling Tian yawned and notified Xiong Quan before enduring the burning gazes of the three women as he lied down on the bed and pretended to be sleeping.
"Rascal!" Li Fei chided.
Li Rou helplessly shook her head but didn’t plan to get to the bottom of the matter. She closed her beautiful eyes to continue cultivating.
After a short moment, Duan Ling Tian glanced at his mother, and upon noticing that she was fully submerged within her cultivation, he extended his hand to grab Li Fei’s hand. "Little Fei, come."
Li Fei was still puzzled when Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and a Spatial Ring appeared out of thin air. It was precisely the Spatial Ring of the Yu Clan’s Grand Elder, Yu Hui.
"This is…" Li Fei took a deep breath. She had a guess in her heart, which caused her to be slightly excited.
"Weren’t you jealous that Ke Er has a Spatial Ring?" As Duan Ling Tian spoke in a light voice, he removed the ownership on the Spatial Ring and put it onto Li Fei’s hand.
"It’s really a Spatial Ring?" After Li Fei dripped her blood and established ownership of the Spatial Ring, she bent her head down in excitement and kissed Duan Ling Tian. Following which, she noticed Ke Er looking at her with a spurious smile, causing her to turn away in embarrassment and not daring to look back over even after a long time had passed.
"Little Fei’s still shy." Duan Ling Tian extended his hand out and pulled Li Fei into his embrace in a domineering manner, and his other hand embraced Ke Er, embracing women in both hands as he fell asleep.
Before long, Xiong Quan drove the wagon into a small town.
After dealing with the original five steeds, Xiong Quan harnessed the three Ferghana Horses onto the wagon. When they left the small town, the rate of people taking a second glance was 100%! There were even some people who chased behind as they left the small town and watched as their wagon disappeared off into the distance before coming back to their senses.
"My god, is that a Ferghana Horse?"
"Three Ferghana Horses are worth 3,000,000 silver…"
"Pulling a wagon with three Ferghana Horses, too extravagant!"
The crowd of the small town residents deeply engraved this scene in their hearts, as this was the most extravagant act they would see in their entire lives.
After changing to the three Ferghana Horses, the wagon dashed like the wind with extremely swift speeds!
In Duan Ling Tian’s original plan, he would need nearly a year to arrive at the Imperial City, but now, since they had changed to the Ferghana horses, they would be able to arrive a whole three months earlier…
"The Imperial City is just up head." Li Rou’s gaze was complicated as she looked through the carriage window and saw the far-away grand and enormous city that covered a vast expanse.
That year, she took her son that was still too small to understand anything and left this place. Never did she imagine that after so many years she would once again step foot on this soil.
She seemed to recall the scenes of when her husband, Duan Ru Feng, was still alive… Although her husband had vanished many years ago, she believed that he was still alive!
"Tian." Li Rou looked a Duan Ling Tian and slowly said, "Once we’ve arrived at the Imperial City, mother hopes you will accompany mother to take a trip to the Duan Clan so you can acknowledge your ancestors and return to your clan."
That year, it was she who secretly took Duan Ling Tian and left, and Duan Ling Tian’s blood flowed with the blood of the Duan Clan after all, so he was still a member of the Duan Clan.
"Acknowledge my ancestors and return to the clan?" Duan Ling Tian frowned. "Mom, I’m not going!"
"Tian!" Li Rou’s tone became heavier, as she had always been a person who was particular about loyalty and emotions, and thus couldn’t bear to see her son be so insensible.
"Mom!" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were crimson red as he said, in a low voice, "Has the Duan Clan ever once cared about whether we, mother and son, are dead or alive all these years? Also, when Duan Ling Xing nearly killed me two years ago, that so called fourth uncle, did he ever treat me fairly?"
"I, Duan Ling Tian, disdain such a clan!"
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