Chapter 1032: The Nie Family’s Decision
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The two individuals who had walked into the main hall of the Divine Might Marquis’ estate were Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu. The both of them looked travel-weary.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Nie Fen and smiled as he greeted him, “Big brother Nie.”
Nie Fen, the son of the Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan, had taken great care of him when he was young.
He had always felt grateful to him in his heart.
Nothing had changed even if his strength had surpassed everyone in the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
“Grandfather Nie, Grandmother Meng.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man seated in front and the woman beside him.
“Little Tian, when did you return?” The Old Marquis of the Divine Might Marquis Estate, Nie Rong stood up and welcomed him warmly. Although he was worried about the safety of his son, a bright smile appeared on his face when he saw the uninvited guests.
Meng Ping stood up as well. However, the smile on her face seemed a little forced with a hint of bitterness in it.
“Little Tian, are you confident?” Meng Ping asked bluntly.
Naturally, she knew Duan Ling Tian’s return this time was due to the four powerhouses with unknown origins.
It was likely the four powerhouses would kill her son tomorrow. They might even destroy the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom.
It was not a coincidence Duan Ling Tian returned at such a critical moment.
When Meng Ping spoke, Nie Rong, Nie Fen, Sima Chang Feng and the red-clad old man turned to look at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian smiled apologetically and did not respond to her immediately. Instead, he looked at Sima Chang Feng and greeted him, “Teacher.”
Meng Ping did not take it to heart. In fact, she developed an even more favorable impression of Duan Ling Tian.
It was rare he would still remember his roots even with all he had achieved so far.
Sima Chang Feng was somewhat flattered and shocked when Duan Ling Tian greeted him.
During their time in the Paladin Academy, they were teacher and apprentice in name only.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength and achievement had greatly surpassed him, but Duan Ling Tian did not forget past sentiments. It truly warmed his heart.filled his heart.
“Duan Ling Tian, the proudest moment in my life was not when I was appointed as the Dean of Paladin Academy nor was it the time when I broke through to the Void Prying Stage… It was when I became your teacher,” Sima Chang Feng said solemnly as he took a deep breath to suppress the emotions stirring in his heart.
Sima Chang Feng’s words were sincere.
Although he was the dean of Paladin Academy, he did not reveal his identity to the students.
Naturally, it was not because he did not care about the Paladin Academy. He was just extremely committed to the Paladin Academy. In fact, he was posing as an ordinary teacher in the academy. No one knew his true identity in the academy apart from the vice dean.
He still remembered that year when he was teaching the freshmen like he usually did. An outstanding student had appeared and caught his eyes at the beginning of the semester.
From the very beginning, he could tell the student was not ordinary, and his future achievements would be great.
As time passed, he realized he had underestimated that student.
That seemingly docile student had caused several big problems at the Paladin Academy.
He would not be surprised if that student had died due to someone’s vengeance.
However, the results were always beyond his expectation!
That student did not only live well, but he also lived better than anyone else.
He discovered the war strategy the student came up with put his own to shame.
He acknowledged that even he would not have been able to lead the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s army to conquer the heavily guarded border city, Southern Champion Kingdom, without any casualties.
That student was a mastermind! He hid behind the scene and laughed as he destroyed his enemies with his strategy.
All of that was accomplished by that student.
He had thought the most outstanding student of the Paladin Academy’s Star Mastermind Department would stay in the Crimson Sky Kingdom and help the Crimson Sky Kingdom expand its kingdom.
However, he did not expect the student to leave the Crimson Sky Kingdom for the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and join the number one sect in Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Since then, shocking news spread to the Crimson Sky Kingdom one after another. He would be shocked whenever he heard the news.
He single-handedly destroyed the Azure Forest Tri-Sect and rebuilt the Seven Star Sword Sect.
He ranked first in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition and became publicly recognized as the strongest among the youths in the Darkhan Dynasty.
He even broke through to the Void Interpretation Stage before the age of thirty!
That student was the purple-clad youth standing before him, Duan Ling Tian!
“Teacher, you flatter me. A teacher is like a father figure. No matter where I am or what level my cultivation base is at, you’ll always be my teacher,” Duan Ling Tian said earnestly when he heard Sima Chang Feng’s heartfelt words.
“Commander Duan, you still remember your roots even after achieving so much. That’s rare.” The red-clad old man flattered Duan Ling Tian.
He was taken aback when he saw Duan Ling Tian looking at him after he heard his words.
Commander Duan finally noticed him?
This Commander Duan was a big shot who had made a name for himself at the Darkhan Dynasty, went to Foreign Lands and joined the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
If Commander Duan was happy with what he said, maybe he’ll reward him with seven or eight high-grade medicinal pills. Even one or two high-grade spirit weapons would be amazing.
“Commander Duan…” The excitement on the red-clad old man’s face could not be concealed.
It was as though he could already see Duan Ling Tian rewarding him with medicinal pills or spirit weapons.
However, the smile on his face froze soon after.
“Do I know you?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at the red-clad old man indifferently.
With just one sentence, it caused the red-clad old man’s face to turn red. His mouth was open but no sound came out.
It was as though his throat was constricted.
Everyone looked at him in surprise as he turned around to face Meng Ping. “Grandmother Meng, regarding that… I’m not entirely confident.” It was apparent Duan Ling Tian was responding to Meng Ping’s previous question.
Meng Ping had previously asked if he was confident in dealing with those people who intended to kill her son tomorrow and destroy the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Duan Ling Tian was speaking the truth.
His confidence would be at a hundred percent if he could get the Devilseal Tablet to devilify him.
However, he had no confidence at all since he was not sure if he could get the Devilseal Tablet to devilify him.
Duan Ling Tian’s words entered everyone’s ears and caused their faces to turn pale.
Even Feng Tian Wu’s face paled slightly when she realized her biggest worry might come true.
Her Big Brother Duan was going to risk his life to deal with the powerhouses from Izumo Sect.
Feng Tian Wu assumed Izumo Sect was finding fault with Duan Ling Tian because she knew Duan Ling Tian had offended Izumo Sect.
She would not have so easily assumed it was Izumo Sect if she knew Duan Ling Tian had also offended North Nether Sect, and Annica Sect might also come after the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment in his hands. Moreover, both sects were equally as mighty as Izumo Sect.
Even Duan Ling Tian did not know which second-rate forces had come to pick a fight with him.
“No confidence? Then your return this time…” Meng Ping asked after she took a deep breath.
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Duan Ling Tian only smiled coolly. “Now that I know they came here for me… I can’t hide, can I?”
If he had hidden, he would not be Duan Ling Tian!
When Duan Ling Tian stopped speaking, Nie Rong’s face changed instantly. For the first time in his life, he yelled at Duan Ling Tian, “Nonsense!”
Duan Ling Tian was in a daze. He was completely shocked by Nie Rong’s outburst.
“Little Tian, if you’re not confident… just leave the Crimson Sky Kingdom,” Meng Ping said decisively as she took a deep breath.
She knew in her heart if Duan Ling Tian did not show up tomorrow, the four powerhouses with unknown origins would definitely kill her son.
However, she could not make herself trade Duan Ling Tian’s life for her son’s life.
If it was not for Duan Ling Tian back then, she might have been imprisoned, let alone being able to completely control the Fly Bow Sect.
She owed Duan Ling Tian for that. Moreover, even her husband owed Duan Ling Tian his life!
Her husband would not be alive today if Duan Ling Tian did not get rid of the Dark Nether Mink poison in her husband’s body.
The red-clad old man’s face changed dramatically, and he hurriedly said, “No way! All of us will die if he leaves!”
In the face of the impending doom, he seemed to have forgotten how terrifying Duan Ling Tian.
Unfortunately, he was completely ignored by the others even though he was frantic with worry.
“Little Tian, just go,” Nie Rong said as he sighed. It seemed as though he had aged a few years in just a short time.
As parents, how could they be indifferent when their child’s life was at stake?
However, he also could not trade Duan Ling Tian’s life for his son’s life.
“Yes, Little Tian… If my father’s here, he definitely wouldn’t want you to take the risk.” Although Nie Fen was worried for his father’s safety, he knew his father’s character very well.
His father would not be able to accept it if Duan Ling Tian had died because of him.
With his father’s temperament, he would still spare no effort in avenging Duan Ling Tian even if he knew he could not win.
At that time, his father still would not be able to escape death.
Sima Chang Feng stood aside and kept quiet. He felt like it was not his place to say anything.
“Grandfather Nie, Grandmother Meng, Big Brother Nie… Don’t worry, I know what I’m doing.” Duan Ling Tian was touched when he heard the Nie family’s words.
Duan Ling Tian did not wait for a response as he disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
The Nie family, Sima Chang Feng, and the red-clad old man had not even reacted when Feng Tian Wu also vanished into thin air.
From the very beginning until the end, the three members of the Nie family did not have time to react at all.
“Little Tian he… really broke through to the Void Interpretation Stage?”