Chapter 1046: Strength That Did Not Originate from the Cloud Continent
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“If Tian Wu’s injured soul is not healed, it would be hard for her to wake up even if she wants to.” Duan Ling Tian’s face was extremely pale.
Due to the merging between his memory and the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, he had some knowledge about souls.
The soul was the core of a person. Once a soul was injured, it would greatly affect the person.
Just take the current Feng Tian Wu as an example.
Due to her soul’s injury, it affected her mind and prevented her from regaining consciousness. She could only lie in bed like the living dead, unable to wake up even though her body was healthy and full of vitality. Fortunately, it was not to the extent where her soul had left her body.
Duan Ling Tian’s attention inadvertently landed on Feng Tian Wu’s right hand. The hand was holding on tightly to a five-foot-long red flexible sword as though she was unwilling to let go.
The red flexible sword was as thin as cicada’s wing. It complemented her red dress beautifully.
“Although she’s not awake, she’s still holding on to the sword so tightly. It’s as though that sword is so important to her that she wouldn’t even let go subconsciously.” Meng Ping shook her head and sighed when she saw Duan Ling Tian’s gaze. “I really don’t understand why she’s so concerned about that sword. It’s like the sword is part of her body or something.”
Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted when he heard Meng Ping’s words.
He was the one who gave Tian Wu that sword.
“Tian Wu, I’ll help you heal your wounded soul no matter what so that you can wake up again.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was filled with determination and perseverance.
According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, there were ways to cure an injured soul. It was not like it was incurable. She would recover as long as he could find some rare and precious material in Cloud Continent.
‘According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, Tian Wu’s soul will recover if she consumes the Royal Grade Resurrection Pill in large portion,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as his eyes gleamed.
Duan Ling Tian sat by the bed and watched the woman lying on the bed. His face and eyes were brimming with sadness.
When Meng Ping and Li Xuan saw this, they exchanged glances before they left and closed the door behind them.
“Tian Wu…” Duan Ling Tian stared at the woman’s beautiful face that could topple cities. When he looked at her, the scene of her fire elf figure forcefully casting the Fire Profundity appeared in his mind again.
Tian Wu was willing to sacrifice her own life for his sake! In her heart, he was more important than her own life.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart was not made of iron. From the moment Feng Tian Wu decided to sacrifice her life for his sake, his heart had already melted. Moreover, he had decided that he would no longer reject her if both of them survived the ordeal.
Previously, he was always contented with letting the matter between him and Feng Tian Wu takes its course.
The time had finally come.
However, Tian Wu’s soul was wounded to the point that she fell into a coma. The ending was a little lacking.
“Tian Wu, you don’t have to wait until the next life. I’ll treat you well in this life as long as you wake up.” Duan Ling Tian promised as he clasped Feng Tian Wu’s delicate hand tightly. His tone was gentle. It was the tone he only used with his two fiancées previously.
Now, he had given a part of that gentleness to Feng Tian Wu as well.
At this moment, Feng Tian Wu had occupied quite a significant position in his heart.
Duan Ling Tian continued holding her hand. His gaze never once leaving her beautiful face.
This was his first time studying her so quietly.
At this moment, he felt that Feng Tian Wu was much more beautiful compared to times when he used to look at her casually in the past. It seemed that he had overlooked a lot of her virtues in the past.
Duan Ling Tian had to admit he had finally fallen for her.
He lowered his head and planted a soft kiss on Feng Tian Wu’s forehead like a dragonfly skimming the water’s surface. His eyes were filled with a tender love.
Duan Ling Tian’s emotion finally began to calm down when he stood up. He was finally in the right frame of mind to think about the other issues.
“A month ago, I was devilified by the Devilseal Tablet… After being devilified, I felt like I was in a dream again,” Duan Ling Tian muttered in a low voice as he carefully recounted his experience.
He remembered he had a beautiful dream.
In his dream, the Annica Sect elder at the peak of the Void had attacked him first.
He only used one punch to kill the Anicca Sect elder whose attack contained the strength of over 4,000 ancient horned dragons. It was as easy as killing a chicken or cutting grass.
Then, the North Nether Sect supreme elder, Feng Tong, attacked him. He slashed his sword mightily as though he had divine help.
However, Duan Ling Tian managed to stop Feng Tong’s sword that contained the strength of over 7,000 ancient horned dragons with just a casual raise of his hand.
“After I was devilified, I actually possessed such mighty strength? That was a freaking Martial Monarch for goodness sake! A Martial Monarch was smashed into a bloody pulp just from a slap… I even shattered his skeleton?” Duan Ling Tian’s breathing quickened when he recalled his ‘dream’.
He managed to catch Feng Tong’s sword with his bare hand.
And he killed Feng Tong with just a slap.
Although Feng Tong was just at the First level Martial Monarch Stage, he was still a powerful Martial Monarch. He was not someone a martial artist at the peak of the Void could compare to, let alone an ordinary Void Transformation Stage martial artist.
Even then, he was still annihilated by Duan Ling Tian with just a blow!
— or more precisely, annihilated by the devilified Duan Ling Tian with just a blow!
“What exactly is t-that Devilseal Tablet?” Duan Ling Tian felt that the Devilseal Tablet was really mysterious and amazing. He did not understand it at all.
‘Moreover, I feel like the black energy I released when I was devilified is similar to the black energy Zhao Ming released previously! However, my strength when I was devilified is definitely stronger than Zhao Ming! My attack speed is faster as well. When I killed Feng Tong, the Heaven and Earth Energy did not even have time to mobilize and gather the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.” Zhao Ming appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s thought.
Zhao Ming was the traitor from Seven Star Sword Sect who had his Dantian and four limbs crippled by Duan Ling Tian before being left in a sealed Inscription Formation to fend for himself.
However, Zhao Ming reappeared just not long ago. Not only did his four limbs healed, he also possessed a powerful strength. Moreover, the energy he possessed was neither the Origin Energy nor Concept.
“That energy must not be from Cloud Continent.” Duan Ling Tian still could not find any information even after he went through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory. That was how he came to this conclusion.
He became even more certain of his theory after he thought about it further. He really could not come up with another explanation other than this.
“All that aside, Zhao Ming was turned into a Human Puppet by that powerhouse who claimed he came from outside of Cloud Continent…” Duan Ling Tian’s thought slowly went to the powerhouse who granted Zhao Ming a new lease on life.
The moment he thought about that powerhouse, he was immediately overcome with a headache.
That person’s background was just too mysterious. Apart from that, there were still many things that he did not understand.
Finally, he decided to stop thinking about it.
‘I’ll wait until I have the ability to leave Cloud Continent. At that time, all these elusive answers will be revealed. Before that happens, it’s useless for me to think about it,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
If he really continued to mull over it, his thought would undoubtedly lead him to his miserly father, Duan Ru Feng, and that Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang who left the word ‘Sword’ on the mountain in the canyon by Xiong Quan’s village.
Whether it was his miserly father, Duan Ru Feng, or the Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang, both of them were related to the mysterious world outside of Cloud Continent.
“I remember after I killed Feng Tong, that North Nether Sect elder sneaked an attack on Tian Wu.” When Duan Ling Tian recalled this part, his eyes turned blood red and gleamed with a killing intent.
The killing intent was so intense that the room seemed to have transformed into hell on earth.
Duan Ling Tian suddenly stood up without any warning. The strength on his feet increased as he stomped on the ground. It caused a series of cracks to appear on the ground as it spread out like a huge spider web.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The room almost collapsed due to his strength. Moreover, the bed Feng Tian Wu was lying on began to shake as well.
In the next instance, the feet of the bed broke, and the bed crashed. Feng Tian Wu who was in a coma was thrown off the bed.
“Tian Wu!” Duan Ling Tian’s eye finally returned to normal when he saw Feng Tian Wu flying off the bed. He extended his hands to catch her. He held her gently as though he was carrying a precious treasure as he hugged her close to his chest.
The softness of Feng Tian Wu’s delicate body when he hugged her caused his heart to be in turmoil. The desire that he had not felt for a long time was instantly aroused.
“Boss, what’s wrong?”
“Little Tian!” At this moment, two figures broke the door and entered the room before looking at Duan Ling Tian with a worried expression.
They were shocked when they saw the crumbled floor and the broken wooden bed.
This place looked like a battlefield!
“Boss, t-this…” Li Xuan visibly gulped as he stared at Duan Ling Tian in astonishment.
“It’s nothing. I merely cracked my knuckles a little after being confined to the bed for a month,” Duan Ling Tian replied as he shook his head. He seemed to have calmed down.
‘C-Cracked your knuckles?’
The corner of Li Xuan’s mouth twitched when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s reply.
Even Meng Ping had a bewildered expression on her face.
“What’s going on? Why do I get so agitated the moment I recall how Tian Wu was attacked?” He felt as though his heart was being held in a vise grip when he recalled the scene from earlier.
At this moment, he felt as though his emotions were not under his control. It was as though another person had taken over his body. His emotion seemed to be constantly amplified, especially when he was agitated.
“It seems like my emotions are harder to control after the second devilification by the Devilseal Tablet.” Duan Ling Tian very quickly discovered the reason.
He still remembered he had a very short temper and had trouble controlling his emotion after his first devilification by the Devilseal Tablet.
The current him seemed to be worse compared to the past.