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Duan Ling Tian knew clearly in his heart that his deadbeat dad and his mother had been separated for many years, and they would surely have a lot to say between each other…
So he sensibly left the rear courtyard and didn’t disturb them.
"I truly never imagined that I would actually unexpectedly acknowledge this Father…" When he recalled the scene that occurred in the Duan Clan earlier, he still felt it to be slightly difficult to understand, and he felt disbelief.
At that moment, he even didn’t have the time to react when he inexplicably called Duan Ru Feng as Father.
"Perhaps this is a blood connection." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
However, no matter what, Duan Ling Tian was extremely happy that Duan Ru Feng had returned.
He wasn’t happy for himself.
He was already used to his current life, and whether that deadbeat dad of his returned or not was of no great effect to him.
He was happy for his mother.
During these past few years, his mother had endured all kinds of hardships to bring him up. She was a woman without any reliance, and the hardships she carried on her shoulders could be imagined.
So Duan Ling Tian had always felt heartache for his mother.
Now, the man that his mother thought about day and night had returned, it would also mean that from today onwards, his mother wouldn’t be alone anymore.
"Squeak squeak~" Suddenly, the little gold mouse’s cry sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
"Little Gold, what’s wrong?" Duan Ling Tian looked wonderingly at the little gold mouse as he asked curiously.
The little gold mouse blinked her pair of jade green eyes, then stared at Duan Ling Tian as she said via voice transmission, "Big Brother Ling Tian, when your Father looked at me earlier… I sensed a terrifying aura sweep over! That terrifying aura was extremely similar to the aura I sensed at the Swamp of Death the other day."
Swamp of Death?
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He clearly remembered the incident from that day.
It was precisely because the little gold mouse had sensed a terrifying aura that the little gold mouse was able to bring him along to look for the hall in the underground palace that was deep underground.
However, according to the little gold mouse, in the end, that terrifying aura only appeared briefly at the instant when that strong soul wanted to destroy his soul and seize his body.
"That terrifying aura was obviously emitted by that strong soul." Duan Ling Tian had already guessed this on that day.
"Little Gold, I think you’ve surely sensed it wrongly… The owner of the aura you sensed is gone forever." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and he only thought that the little gold mouse had sensed wrongly.
The little gold mouse drooped her small head when she heard this, but didn’t refute.
After all, she only felt that terrifying aura at the instant Duan Ru Feng looked at her, and that aura vanished without a trace in the blink of an eye.
At this moment, even she wasn’t sure if it was her misconception…
Duan Ling Tian only heard Li Rou call him when night descended.
Duan Ling Tian brought the little gold mouse along and walked into the rear courtyard.
Only now did he notice that his mother was leaning on the side of his deadbeat dad, Duan Ru Feng, her beautiful cheeks emitted a wisp of rosiness, and her watery eyes even seemed as if they could melt anything.
"Mom, congratulations on realizing your wish." It was the first time that Duan Ling Tian had seen his mother so happy, and he couldn’t help but emit a smile.
He was able to discern that his mother was really happy, as she had happiness written all over her face.
"Tian, quickly come over and let your Father have a good look at you." Li Rou called Duan Ling Tian over with a smile that was like a flower, and she was both beautiful and charming.
Duan Ling Tian walked over.
"Rou, you’ve gone through great hardships during these past few years… I already know of all the things you and Tian have experienced during these past few years. I guarantee that in the future, I won’t leave your side in the slightest!" Duan Ru Feng looked at the wife by his side, and when he thought of his wife’s experiences during these past few years, his heart was filled with guilt.
Li Rou lightly nodded with a happy expression.
The family of three were overflowing with joy.
During this time, for the sake of not making his mother worry, Duan Ling Tian didn’t mention the matter of his Father losing all the Origin Energy in his body, and Duan Ling Tian only acted as company that listened to his father and mother speak of their past…
These past events were mostly the stories when his father and mother were young.
At that time, he hadn’t been born yet.
"I actually have two future daughter-in-laws?" Duan Ru Feng’s eyes lit up when he heard Li Rou mention Ke Er and Li Fei, then smiled as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Tian, not bad, not bad… You’re better than your father in this aspect."
"What? Brother Feng, you want to embrace women both left and right as well?" Li Rou, who sat by Duan Ru Feng’s side, spoke with a voice that was gentle like water, and practically no unusual feelings could be heard from her voice.
But Duan Ru Feng’s face completely fell. "Rou, I spoke wrongly, I didn’t mean that… I really didn’t mean that!"
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but laugh when he saw Duan Ru Feng busy explaining to Li Rou.
After another period of time passed.
"Brother Feng, Tian, you father and son have a good talk and develop the feelings between the two of you… I’ll cook tonight." When Li Rou left the read courtyard, her face was rosy and she was extremely happy.
People get into high spirits when they encounter happy events!
This saying was precisely speaking about the current Li Rou.
To Li Rou, there was nothing more delightful than the return of her husband that had been missing for over 20 years.
"Father, what happened to your Origin Energy? I noticed that your Dantian seems to have no traces of injury… Can you cultivate once more?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Duan Ru Feng and asked.
"Tian, you don’t have to worry about Father… I’m already extremely happy that I’m able to return to your mother’s side. As for other things, they aren’t important to me." Duan Ru Feng’s words were heartfelt.
It was as if his Origin Energy entirely didn’t affect his feelings in the slightest.
Duan Ling Tian went silent.
Could it be that Father is really unable to cultivate once more?
Although he didn’t know the reason, based on his father’s current attitude, his father obviously had no intention of cultivating once more…
Or perhaps, because of some reasons, his father was unable to cultivate once more!
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have thought of something and didn’t ask anymore.
"Father, it doesn’t matter if you can cultivate again or not… Even if you don’t have your cultivation, you’re still my mother’s husband, and the father of I, Duan Ling Tian!" Duan Ling Tian said with a smile, "Like what Fourth Uncle said in the Duan Clan Estate today… Accompany Mother’s side in the future and properly enjoy the joys of leisure. I don’t dare speak about other things, but I still dare guarantee to give you and mom a peaceful life."
"Tian." Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Duan Ru Feng to be silent for a long time before slowly opening his mouth.
However, even after he opened his mouth, he seemed to not know what he ought to say, and he only lightly called out to Duan Ling Tian…
His tone was filled with gratification.
The child that was still in his wife’s belly all those years ago had already grown up now and had now achieved both success and fame.
As a father, he was happy for Duan Ling Tian.
It wasn’t long before Li Rou brought along a few female attendants to carry the dishes into the rear courtyard, then the family of three gathered together and ate cheerfully.
"Squeak squeak~" During the process of eating, the little gold mouse poked her nose in and added a great deal of fun.
Duan Ling Tian felt extremely warm and happy as he ate this meal.
However, when he sat alone at the side after the meal, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze became slightly distant…
"I don’t know where Ke Er and Little Fei are, or how they are." Besides his mother, the two little girls were the biggest concern in Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
Especially now when he saw his mother happily snuggling up by his father’s side, his feelings were even greater. "Logically speaking, even if they’ve gone any further… They ought to have returned now, right?"
Deep in the night, it was a rare occasion that Duan Ling Tian didn’t cultivate, and he instead lay on the bed thinking of the two little girls.
At an unknown time, he fell asleep.
Tonight, he had a dream, he dreamed that Ke Er and Li Fei had both returned…
However, when he awoke the next day, the empty feeling when he stretched out his arms had undoubtedly told Duan Ling Tian that Ke Er and Li Fei hadn’t returned yet.
"They ought to be fine with Peak Master Qin Xiang at their side." Duan Ling Tian consoled himself, yet he couldn’t help but miss the two girls in his heart.
Finally, after five days.
A guest from afar had arrived at Duan Ling Tian’s home, it was a beautiful woman that was fatigued from the journey…
It was exactly the Alkaid Peak’s Master, Qin Xiang!
Presently, Qin Xiang’s peerlessly beautiful face seemed to be covered in a layer of ice, and her beautiful eyes seemed to have scarlet red mixed within.
"Peak Master, you… You know everything?" Duan Ling Tian noticed Qin Xian’s expression and he knew that Qin Xiang had surely found out about what happened to the Seven Star Sword Sect, and he couldn’t help but laugh bitterly.
Qin Xiang nodded, and her eyes contained awe-inspiring killing intent. "I never expected that I’d only left for over a year and so many things had happened to the sect… Azure Forest Tri-Sect, what a good Azure Forest Tri-Sect!"
The Seven Star Sword Sect could be said to be Qin Xiang’s home.
Besides the contributions of that Big Sister of hers, the reason Qin Xiang possessed her current accomplishments were even more because of her Master putting both heart and soul into fostering her.
Her Master was an inner court elder of the Seven Star Sword Sect, and one of the few existences that possessed a cultivation above the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Although her current cultivation had already surpassed her Master, in her heart, once her Master, forever her Father!
Now, her Master had been killed.
The sect that fostered her into a capable person had been annihilated.
"Peak Master, don’t worry. The Azure Forest Tri-Sect will sooner or later repay all that they owe us and the Seven Star Sword Sect." A strand of frightful killing intent flashed past Duan Ling Tian’s eyes as he spoke word for word. "A debt of blood must be repaid in blood!"
"Well said! A debt of blood must be repaid in blood!" Qin Xiang nodded and cold lights flickered within her eyes.
"Peak Master, where’re Ke Er and Little Fei? Why didn’t they return with you?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Qin Xiang and asked.
The cold light in Qin Xiang’s eyes weakened slightly when she heard Duan Ling Tian, and she forced out a trace of a smile on her face. "Don’t worry, they’re at an extremely safe place… No one is able to harm them."
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian looked in bewilderment at Qin Xiang, and his brows slightly frowned. "Peak Master Qin Xiang, they didn’t return with you?"
"No." Qin Xiang shook her head. "They’re still in the Foreign Lands now… I returned half a month ago. As soon as I returned, I noticed that the sect had completely changed, and under my investigation in secret, I found out that the sect was annihilated by the Azure Forest Tri-Sect!
"After that, I found out that you were sent off by Elder Peng… I recalled Ke Er mentioning that all of you were from the Crimson Sky Kingdom, so I came to the Crimson Sky Kingdom."
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