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After walking out of the Divine Might Marquis Estate, Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang. "Are you two married?"
The two of them nodded, and a smile of warmth and happiness appeared on their faces, as they had obviously thought about their wives.
Duan Ling Tian found out from them that their families lived within the Divine Might Marquis Estate.
After bringing the two home, Duan Ling Tian summoned his manager, Jing Ru. "Jing Ru, ask the servant girls to clean up two rooms for them."
"Yes, Young Master." After Jing Ru left, Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang with a serious expression. "Besides me, you two, and the people that live here, I hope that no one, not even the Divine Might Marquis, finds out about the location of this house… Do you understand?"
"Yes, Young Master." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang were both army officers and understood the weight of an order. As far as they were concerned, from today onwards, Duan Ling Tian was their General for the next year.
"In the future, you two will stay here for three days, then return to the Divine Might Marquis Estate for a day… Besides that, when I’m at Paladin Academy, you two can return to accompany your families and then come wait for me outside Paladin Academy at dusk." Duan Ling Tian ordered continuously.
"Thank you, Young Master." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had already been prepared to be separated from their families for a year, but never had they expected that Duan Ling Tian would be so reasonable and understanding. Their hearts were filled with gratitude.
Before long, Jing Ru had finished getting the servant girls to clean up the two rooms, and after Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang returned to their rooms, Duan Ling Tian arrived at the rear courtyard.
"Scoundrel, who’re those two people you brought back?" Li Fei asked curiously.
"They’re people I borrowed from Uncle Nie." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
Li Fei nodded and didn’t inquire any further, as she was clear in her heart that whatever that man did, he had his own reasons.
After a while, Duan Ling Tian greeted the three woman before returning to his room.
He withdrew the stack of information he received from the Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan.
This was information on the Su Clan’s businesses within the Imperial City, as well as the information of the people in charge of those businesses.
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be astounded after he casually skimmed over the information. "As expected of one of the three great clans of the Imperial City. Their clan’s businesses are practically spread throughout all of the Imperial City’s inner city and outer city… Inns, weapon stores, medicine stores, restaurants, everything that one could wish for is one of their businesses."
"Besides that, all of these people in charge are actually at the Nascent Soul Stage."
Before long, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended upon one of the pages of information:
"Su Lie, third level of the Nascent Soul Stage, the nephew of the Su Clan’s Grand Elder Su Nan. He manages the Su Clan’s Brilliant Excitement Inn. He’s fond of women, his greatest addiction is to forcefully take female commoners, and he once killed a family of seven for a female commoner…"
As he read up to this point, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze focused and a cold light flashed within, and he sneered. "Sure enough, like uncle like nephew… It’ll be you!"
After putting away the stack of information into his Spatial Ring, Duan Ling Tian walked out of his room and arrived at the front courtyard. Duan Ling Tian summoned Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang before bringing them along and leaving the house.
Presently, it was already deep into the night, and there was no one to be seen on the road.
With Duan Ling Tian at the lead, the three of them quickly arrived outside an inn.
"Young Master, what are you here for?" Zhang Qian was slightly bewildered.
"To kill someone!" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze focused as a coldness appeared within his eyes.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang shuddered and exhaled breaths of cold air. It was probably only this youth who could speak of killing someone so casually.
Although they had killed many people on the battlefield, that was the battlefield, whereas this was the Imperial City, and thus the meaning was completely different.
"This seems to be a business of the Su Clan." Zhang Qian’s pupils constricted.
"Let’s go!" Duan Ling Tian brought along the two of them as he followed along the inn’s walls to sneak into the inn’s roof.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang obediently followed behind him.
After a while of searching, Duan Ling Tian eventually confirmed the location of the target and snuck onto the roof above the target’s room.
"Don’t… No… I beg you… Don’t…" The sound of a woman begging for help sounded from within the room.
Duan Ling Tian silently lifted open a piece of tile and clearly saw the scene within the room.
A fatty with an extremely large belly was forcing himself onto a woman with slightly good looks and wore plain clothes. The woman obviously was unwilling and she desperately struggled.
"Bad luck!" Instantly, the fatty lost all patience and he kicked out, directly kicking the woman flying. She collided with the wall and completely lost all signs of life.
This scene was something that Duan Ling Tian’s group of three had never expected.
Even though Duan Ling Tian was furious, he still held his breath and had a gloomy expression.
"Bastard!" However, the two honorable and staunch men who had experienced battlefields were angered to the point that they shouted in low voices and their faces went gloomy.
"Who?" The fatty within the room perceived the sound and his face went pale. The instant he lifted his head to look, he noticed that a tile on the roof above him had been lifted away by someone.
"You two… really are…" Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he glanced at Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang helplessly. "Looks like the first lesson I’ll be giving you is how to control your emotions… Alright, now that he’s been startled by you two, I’ll leave it to you two to deal with him." Duan Ling Tian spread out his hand to express his helplessness when he finished speaking.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had long since been waiting for Duan Ling Tian to say this, and the moment Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, their legs trembled as they directly stepped through the roof and flashed inside.
Duan Ling Tian followed them inside as well.
"Where’d you thieves come from? Do you actually dare to make this Young Master your target? Didn’t you even find out who this Young Master is?" The fatty with an extremely large belly and a bare upper body, or in other words, the Su Clan’s Grand Elder’s nephew, Su Lie, had a disdainful expression as he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s group of three.
"However, since you’ve come, then stay!" The fat on Su Lie’s body trembled as 400 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above him, revealing a strength at the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage before pouncing towards Duan Ling Tian’s group of three.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The fatty’s palm descended. It vibrated in the air three times, transforming into three palm prints that flashed towards Duan Ling Tian’s group of three.
"Humph!" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had only just moved when 1,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above each of them… 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out with an imposing manner that pierced through the sky!
"Two seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists?!" Su Li was dumbfounded. He originally thought that they were only three little thieves, but never had he imagined that there would be two seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists. His expression went completely pale.
Who the heck are you?!" Su Li shouted fiercely in a questioning tone.
But unfortunately, what he received in return was Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang’s attacks that were filled with rage…
After easily shattering Su Lie’s palm prints, Zhang Qian’s and Zhao Gang’s attacks were like a tempest as they descended onto Su Lie’s body.
Instantly, Su Li’s fat figure distorted in shape and lost all signs of life.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian walked over unhurried and removed the Spatial Ring on Su Lie’s hand before establishing ownership of it.
When he saw the large pile of silver bills and silver ingots within the Spatial Ring, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone as he muttered to himself, "These silver bills and silver ingots in total are at least 7 or 8 million silver… Not bad."
"7…7 or 8 million silver?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang were stunned.
"Young Master, who is this fatty?" Zhang Qian fiercely gulped down a mouthful of saliva as a bad premonition arose within his heart.
"You don’t know who he is, but you still rushed over, gave him a beating, and killed him?" Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless.
"Never mind. If he’s dead then he’s dead. My target this time was originally him… This person is called Su Lie. He seems to be the manager of this inn. His other identity is a direct descendant of the Su Clan, and he is also the nephew of the Su Clan’s Grand Elder, Su Nan." Duan Ling Tian shrugged and finished speaking within a breath.
Zhang Qian’s and Zhao Gang’s expressions completely went pale… The Su Clan’s direct descendant!
Oh my god, even the Divine Might Marquis wouldn’t dare to brazenly get rid of a Su Clan direct descendant like this, right?
"What? You two think he didn’t deserve death?" Duan Ling Tian noticed that both of them had strange expressions on their faces. It seemed like the two of them had charged forward very fiercely earlier, right?
"Manager, has something happened?" Right at this moment, a clamorous noise sounded from outside the room and was moving closer.
"If you don’t want to be noticed, then hurry up and leave!" Duan Ling Tian swept Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian with his gaze before being the first to step on the room to gain momentum and jumping up the hole in the room.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang didn’t dare ponder any longer; they hurriedly followed Duan Ling Tian.
If they were to let the Su Clan know that it was them who had killed Su Lie, even the Divine Might Marquis would be unable to protect them!
This was a Su Clan direct descendant!
Large families like the Su Clan regarded the face of the clan as most important, and killing their direct descendants was no different than slapping them on the face.
After leaving the inn and passing by a few roads, only then did Duan Ling Tian slow down his speed.
"How was it? Satisfying, right?" Duan Ling Tian looked at the two of them and grinned.
"It’s satisfying, yes… However, that was a Su Clan direct descendant. If the Su Clan finds out that it was us, we’ll be finished!" Zhang Qian had a bitter smile on his face. He even felt slight regretful for following this youth and leaving the Divine Might Marquis Estate. He hadn’t even learned any skills but had attracted a terrible disaster like this.
Although Zhao Gang didn’t say anything, his current expression obviously showed that he had the same thoughts as Zhang Qian.
"You said ‘if they find out it was us,’ so isn’t it fine if we don’t let them find out?" Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless. Didn’t this fellow’s brain know about thinking from a different angle?
Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and withdrew two stacks of silver. Before passing them over to Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang. "Tonight’s gains aren’t bad… This is for you two, a million silver each!"
A million silver?
Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian both shuddered and were completely dumbstruck.
They were seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists and had no one above them but the General, but their entire accumulated wealth from the army for nearly half of their lives was only a few hundred thousand silver in total.
Now they had only just killed a damn fatty that raised indignation within the commoners, and they were able to obtain so much money?
They both wondered if they were dreaming!
However, the two of them didn’t take the silver that Duan Ling Tian passed to them. "Young Master, we can’t take this money."
Disregarding the two men’s refusal, Duan Ling Tian forcefully pushed the silver into their hands before casually saying, "Don’t be fussy, hurry up and take it… Tonight is only the beginning. In the future, as long as you follow this Young Master, I guarantee you can earn a huge sum!"
Tonight is only the beginning?
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang felt like weeping but had no tears, and they both felt like they had gotten mixed up in trouble…
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