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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
After Duan Ling Tian and Lu Qiu left Megrez Hall together, they followed along the earlier route to return.
"Duan Ling Tian, you…" On the way, Lu Qiu was slightly hesitant, he wanted so say something but seemed to have some misgiving.
"Elder Lu Qiu, you’ve saved my life once, and gave me the grace of rebirth… If you have something to say then speak straightforwardly." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, his smiled was like spring breeze brushing on one’s face.
Lu Qiu nodded then continued to say. "Although I don’t know what methods you relied on to defeat a stronger opponent with a weaker strength, and killed Shi Hao and even defeated the Peak Master’s foster son, Wu Yong Qian… However, just like the saying, a man’s wealth is his own ruin by causing greed in others. Today, you’ve revealed such a terrifying ability before the Peak Master, I’m afraid…"
"Afraid the Peak Master would covet the ability that I possess, right?" Duan Ling Tian continued on from what Lu Qiu wanted to say, and the corners of his mouth curled into an inexplicable smile.
Lu Qiu nodded with a serious expression.
"Thank you for your concern, Elder Lu Qiu. But, I didn’t have any other choice at the time and could only do that." Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed into a line as he lightly smiled.
Indeed, he had no other choice.
If he didn’t use the Quake Energy, it would be impossible for him to be a match for Wu Yong Qian.
Once he lost at the hands of Wu Yong Qian, according to the agreement between him and Wu Dao, he must become Wu Dao’s Personal Disciple.
For the sake of making Wu Dao dispel this thought, he naturally had to go all out and defeat Wu Yong Qian!
Only then would he be able to get out the predicament.
"I really don’t understand, why didn’t you comply with the Peak Master’s request? If you became the disciple of the Peak Master, then you would be able to obtain his protection to a certain extent. At least, Zhao Lin would be fearful because of this and wouldn’t act rashly." Lu Qiu shook his head, as he really didn’t understand Duan Ling Tian’s decision.
As far as he was concerned, if Duan Ling Tian took Wu Dao as his master, Duan Ling Tian would gain everything but lose nothing.
Duan Ling Tian only smiled when he heard Lu Qiu, but didn’t say anything further.
He had his own way of thinking.
Moreover, not to mention he had inherited the lifetime memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and he utterly had no reason to acknowledge someone weaker than the Rebirth Martial Emperor as his master…
Just the reason that Wu Dao wanted to take him as a disciple was something anyone with a discerning gaze would be able to see through.
Wu Dao didn’t sincerely want to take him as a Personal Disciple…
And instead wanted to use Duan Ling Tian to satisfy his own vanity.
Duan Ling Tian believed that as long as he was willing, even the Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect would probably fight to take him as a Personal Disciple.
The natural talent he revealed had already transcended above the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
In the history of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, there hadn’t been an existence that had a cultivation like him at his age.
"It’s you!" Suddenly, an explosive voice that was like a thunderclap sounded out near Duan Ling Tian, causing him to be as if jolted awake from a dream.
Duan Ling Tian looked over and he saw that there was one person following along the road to walk up Dubhe Peak now.
This was a young man who wore the inner court disciple’s attire of the Seven Star Sword Sect, and was around the age of 25 or 26.
With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian felt this person to be slightly familiar.
This inner court disciple had eyes that seemed to erupt with flames as he looked at Duan Ling Tian, as he wished for nothing more than to directly charge up to Duan Ling Tian and fight Duan Ling Tian to the death.
"Fan Jian?" Lu Qiu who was beside Duan Ling Tian obviously recognized this inner court disciple.
Meanwhile this inner court disciple noticed Lu Qiu and took a deep breath, then slightly respectfully nodded to Lu Qiu. "Elder Lu Qiu."
"What? You know Duan Ling Tian?" Lu Qiu looked at Fan Jiao and was slightly surprised as he asked.
Earlier, he clearly saw the gaze Fan Jian looked at Duan Ling Tian with, a was a gaze filled with hatred and rage.
He couldn’t help but be curious.
According to his knowledge, Fan Jian had left the Seven Star Sword Sect half a year ago to go far away. And looking at Fan Jian’s appearance that was fatigued from a journey, Fan Jian had obviously only just returned.
Whereas Duan Ling Tian had entered the Seven Star Sword Sect half a year ago and was someone from a small kingdom that was subordinate to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Logically speaking, it was impossible for Fan Jian to know Duan Ling Tian.
"Far more than that!" Fan Jian looked at Duan Ling Tian, his gaze emitted a fierce light and his face revealed resentment.
"I know you?" Duan Ling Tian frowned and was slightly speechless, there was something wrong in the head of this inner court disciple right?
Although he felt the inner court disciple was familiar.
But he remembered that during the 6 months he’d arrived at the Seven Star Sword Sect, he seemed to have entirely not have come into contact with any inner court disciple.
"Look like you’ve really forgotten. Then I’ll remind you properly… Half a year ago, Black Bamboo City, restaurant." Fan Jian gnashed his teeth. This fellow asked his follower to throw him out of the restaurant, causing him to lose all face. Now, this fellow actually completely forgot him!
Fan Jian originally thought that he’d thrown that incident to the back of his mind.
And only until he met the person once again did he realize that the displeasure in his heart hadn’t dispersed yet.
Half a year ago?
Black Bamboo City, restaurant?
Before long, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flickered, and he completely recalled it. "You are that inner court disciple that was together with Huo Xin and Yuan Wu, and desired to forcefully buy the infant mouse in my possession?"
"Hmph! Looks like you’ve finally recalled it." Fan Jian sneered when he saw Duan Ling Tian recognize him.
But he was slightly puzzled in his heart.
This young man had actually become an outer court disciple now, looks like the guesses of he, Huo Xin, and Yuan Wu at that time weren’t wrong.
This young man appeared in the Black Bamboo City that day, and as expected was intending to enter the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Moreover, this young man seems to know of Huo Xin and Yuan Wu…
Could it be that Huo Xin and Yuan Wu have already taught him a lesson?
Huo Xin? Yuan Wu?
The corners of the nearby Lu Qiu’s mouth twitched when he heard Duan Ling Tian.
He vaguely realized something.
He still remembered that half a year ago, not long after Duan Ling Tian entered the Seven Star Sword Sect, conflict had arisen between Duan Ling Tian, Huo Xin, and Yuan Wu. And they even ascended the life and death arena…
Huo Xin and Yuan Wu were killed by Duan Ling Tian in a single move atop the Megrez Peak’s life and death arena!
And it was precisely after that battle that Duan Ling Tian became a famous person within Megrez Peak.
At that time, he felt it to be slightly strange, as Duan Ling Tian had only just entered the Seven Star Sword Sect. Logically speaking, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to have such a huge conflict with Huo Xin and Yuan Wu that was actually to the extent they had to ascend the life and death arena.
Now, when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said, he seemed to have understood something.
So it turned out the Huo Xin and Yuan Wu actually wanted to forcefully buy something of Duan Ling Tian’s…
Perhaps it was precisely because of this that they came into conflict.
"At that time, Fan Jian came into conflict with Duan Ling Tian together with Huo Xin and Yuan Wu?" Lu Qiu’s heart jerked as a bad premonition arose within his heart.
"Yes, I remember now." Duan Ling Tian nodded indifferently, he looked at Fan Jian with a calm gaze and a carefree expression.
"Hmph!" A slight rage arose on Fan Jian’s face when he saw Duan Ling Tian seeming to be indifferent, and said in a low voice. "You’re called Duan Ling Tian right? Since you know that the two outer court disciples that were by my side that day are Huo Xin and Yuan Wu, I presume they have already taught you a lesson before…
"But, those are two independent things, them teaching you a lesson was them getting even with you. But you still haven’t repaid what you owe me, Fan Jian!" Fan Jian looked at Duan Ling Tian, and his gaze gradually became icy cold.
"Yes, I’ve indeed been taught a lesson by them." Duan Ling Tian nodded in all seriousness, and deeply glanced at Fan Jian, as he secretly said. "But for the sake of teaching me a lesson, they lost their lives as well."
"Very good." Fan Jian’s face revealed a gloomy smile. "That day in Black Bamboo City, you had a Nascent Soul Stage martial artist by your side to protect you… But now, you’re instead in the Seven Star Sword Sect! No one can protect you."
"So what?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing, laughing brilliantly.
Now, he was able to perceive that this Fan Jian had probably only just returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect.
He remembered that either Huo Xin or Yuan Wu had said that Fan Jian seemed to have left the Seven Star Sword Sect and went far away.
Now it would seem that Fan Jian had probably just returned.
"So what?" Fan Jian’s face sank when he saw the smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face, and cold lights flickered within his eyes. "Duan Ling Tian, you made me lose face in public that day… Today, I’ll give you a chance. You crawl over from under my crotch, and the matter between the two of us will be written off!"
The smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face completely froze when he heard Fan Jian.
Instantly, raging flames jumped about deep within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, as if capable of setting everything ablaze…
Duan Ling Tian was enraged!
This Fan Jian really thought he was afraid of him?
Lu Qiu’s expression suddenly went gloomy, and he looked at Fan Jian as he shouted out. "Fan Jian, apologize to Duan Ling Tian right now!"
Lu Qiu felt Duan Ling Tian’s rage.
Fan Jian was shocked by Lu Qiu’s sudden shout, and frowned in slight displeasure.
Even though he was from Megrez peak and had quite a good relationship with Lu Qiu, but Lu Qiu acting like this was undoubtedly asking him to lose face in public.
"Elder Lu Qiu…" Fan Jian’s face sank and wanted to say something, but he hadn’t finished speaking when his face froze, and his eyes revealed traces of disbelief and terror.
Because, just at this moment, he received a message from Lu Qiu.
"Fan Jian, half a year ago when Duan Ling Tian had just entered the Seven Star Sword Sect, he killed Huo Xin and Yuan Wu in the life and death arena. Later on, he killed another sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple. A few days ago, during the outer court martial competition, Duan Ling Tian killed the number one disciple in the outer court Shi Hao!"
"Just earlier, my Megrez Peak’s Master’s foster son, Wu Yong Qian, an existence at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage lost at his hands in merely a single move! If you don’t want to bring trouble to yourself, and end up like how Huo Xin and Yuan Wu ended up, then apologize right now!" Lu Qiu’s voice was like a thunderclap, blasting on Fan Jian to cause him to feel a burst of astonishment.
This Duan Ling Tian had only entered the Seven Star Sword Sect for half a year and had done so many shocking deeds?
Moreover, Senior Brother Wu Yong Qian wasn’t a match for him?
Forget Huo Xin, Yuan Wu, and Shi Hao, they were only outer court disciples and he didn’t take them to heart.
But Wu Yong Qian… was an inner court Senior Brother that even he felt himself to be inferior to.
Now, even Wu Yong Qian had lose at Duan Ling Tian’s hand, he could imagine the result of him clashing with Duan Ling Tian.
Even though he was unwilling to believe it, but Fan Jian was clear in his heart that it was impossible that Elder Lu Qiu would deceive him.
"Hmph!" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold. When he saw Lu Qiu call out to Fan Jian, then Fan Jian’s throat seemed to be as if choked by someone and was unable to say another word.
He’d already guessed that it was surely Elder Lu Qiu who had condensed his Origin Energy into sound and warned Fan Jian.
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