Chapter 1207: Not Interested
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the Lost Stone Forest, a black silhouette stood before a stone house that was made from hollowing out a gigantic rock.
It was a tall, young man in black with a cold expression on his face. He looked elegant standing there with his black robe fluttering in the wind.
“Tian Wu, I’ll bring you to see my master,” The black-clad young man was none other than Zhou Yi, the direct disciple of the Martial Emperor of Lost Stone Forest.
He spoke as he looked at the stone house before him.
The master that Zhou Yi mentioned was Lost Stone Forest’s owner, Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
The other person who was locked in the stone house by Zhou Yi was the red-clad Feng Tian Wu whom he had brought back from the Ling Tian Sect’s Ling Tian Peak.
Feng Tian Wu did not tell Zhou Yi her name on their journey here. In fact, she did not say a single word to Zhou Yi at all.
She remained the same even a few days after she arrived at Lost Stone Forest.
The reason Zhou Yi knew Feng Tian Wu’s name was through Gold Thug and Xiong Quan when they called out to her previously at Ling Tian Peak in the Ling Tian Sect.
As soon as Zhou Yi spoke, an extremely cold voice came from the stone house. “You’re not allowed to call me Tian Wu.”
“I know that you’re called Tian Wu,” Zhou Yi said with a faint smile on his face, “Tian Wu, you’re remarkably talented to be able to possess such a cultivation base at such a young age given the fact that you’re not a demon… I’ve already spoken to master, he’ll take you as a direct disciple if he’s satisfied with your talent.”
A Martial Emperor’s direct disciple!
No sound came out of the stone house at this moment.
“If I become his direct disciple, can I go against the ten years agreement I’ve made with you and leave Lost Stone Forest?” The cold voice came out from the stone house again soon after.
“Naturally, master’s direct disciples should stay in Lost Stone Forest to cultivate until they have cultivated to the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage and obtained enough power. At that time, you can leave… That’s the rule master has set.” Zhou Yi smiled as he said, “Master doesn’t have any ill intentions by setting such a rule. He’s just worried his direct disciples would hurt themselves if they leave before learning the required skills and embarrass him.”
“Not interested,” the cold voice sounded once again. The tone was filled the intent of getting rid of the person talking to her.
Zhou Yi could not help but feel stunned after hearing that.
There was a person who was not interested in being a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple?
“Tian Wu, I hope that you’ll consider this properly… Not everyone can be a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple. I’ve spent a lot of effort to get master to verify your talent. If you’re qualified, he’ll take you as his direct disciple immediately,” Zhou Yi advised patiently.
Although he looked patient, there was a hint of coldness in the depth of his eyes.
He had spent some effort to get his master, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, to agree to verify Feng Tian Wu’s talent. Naturally, his intention was not purely to help Feng Tian Wu to become his master’s direct disciple.
Even if his master was willing to take Feng Tian Wu in, Zhou Yi would do his best to stop Feng Tian Wu from becoming the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
He did not really want Feng Tian Wu to become a direct disciple of his master.
After all, if Feng Tian Wu became his master’s direct disciple, she would become his Junior Sister, and their positions would be equal. However, he was not worried about this neither was he worried about getting her to agree to become his woman.
He only did all this make Feng Tian Wu feel moved and grateful toward him.
He was only convincing her to become the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple as a bait to lure the mermaid-like Feng Tian Wu.
He wanted to resolve the conflict between him and Feng Tian Wu using that.
Normal martial artists would be overjoyed if they had the chance of becoming a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
If the opportunity came from a referral, the person would be extremely grateful to the referrer.
That was his objective all along.
However, he did not expect the lady in the stone house to have zero interest in becoming a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
It was completely out of his expectation and spoiled his plan.
At this moment, he felt helpless when he realized he could not use this to resolve the conflict between him and Feng Tian Wu.
However, he felt a little unwilling.
Therefore, he was advising Feng Tian Wu patiently.
To his disappointment, his patience in advising Feng Tian Wu outside the stone house had only gotten him a cold ‘Go away!’. He turned pale.
He narrowed his eyes as a gleam flashed past. He turned extremely somber.
He, Zhou Yi, was the direct disciple of Lost Stone Forest’s Martial Emperor. He was Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s favorite disciple, when did he ever experienced a cold treatment like this? When had he ever been treated this way?
He was enraged, all he could feel was the rage in his stomach.
However, the somberness on his face faded away as the silhouette of the lady in the stone house appeared in his mind. Her beautiful face calmed him down.
“Tian Wu, I’ll make a move now… I’ll see you again some other day.” Zhou Yi took a deep breath to suppress the rage in him before he left.
The second he left, his face turned somber again. His eyes were cold.
“Ten years… If you don’t accept me, I’ll destroy you even if I can’t kill that Duan Ling Tian! Nobody can have the woman that I, Zhou Yi, can’t get,” Zhou Yi mumbled softly as he flew away. The expression on his face was terrible.
He told his master, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, about Feng Tian Wu, but now that she blew him off, he could imagine being taught a lesson by his master.
Fortunately, he was Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s favorite direct disciple. If it was some other direct disciple, apart from being taught a lesson, that person would be punished in some other way if he dared to blow off Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
Although the stone house in Lost Stone Forest was made from a hollowed-out gigantic rock, its interior was extremely clean and neat. Every corner seemed to be smoothly polished with a saber or a sword.
The decoration in the stone house was simple. There was nothing else apart from a rectangular stone bed.
At this moment, a red-clad lady sat with her legs crossed on the stone bed.
The red-clad lady looked like she was in her early 20s. Her hair was long, she had a beautiful face that seemed to be covered with a layer of frost. She exuded a cold and intimidating aura.
With her raised eyebrows, she looked like an ice beauty covered in flames.
The ‘flame’ was naturally the red robe she was wearing.
“Big Brother Duan… Are you back at Ling Tian Sect now?” The red-clad lady mumbled softly as she slowly opened her mesmerizing eyes. Her voice was filled with fondness and hope she had for Duan Ling Tian.
She had always been by his side ever since she lost her memory. It was her first time parting with Duan Ling Tian for so long.
She was a little panicked.
She was uncertain if her Big Brother Duan could raise his cultivation base and obtain the ability to take her away from Lost Stone Forest.
After all, there was a Martial Emperor powerhouse in Lost Stone Forest who was Zhou Yi’s master.
She initially was confident of her Big Brother Duan, but doubts began to surface when she arrived at Lost Stone Forest.
It was extremely difficult for a Martial Monarch powerhouse to break through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
There were not many Martial Emperor powerhouses even on Cloud Continent. There were less than ten publicly-known Martial Emperors.
There were Martial Monarch powerhouses who had even comprehended six or seven Ninth Level Profundities, but they did not manage to break through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
One could imagine how difficult it was to break through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
Although her Big Brother Duan was remarkably talented and incomparable to the others, there was a certain level of difficulty to become one of the less than ten Martial Emperor powerhouses on Cloud Continent.
Therefore, she was not sure if her Big Brother Duan could take her away from here in within ten years.
“If Big Brother Duan can’t get me out of here in within ten years… Then I’ll wait to see him after ten years.” Feng Tian Wu felt a wrenching pain from the thought of only seeing the man she missed after ten years.
It was her first time feeling like that ever since she lost her memory.
Ten years were not long, but they were not exactly short.
However, to Feng Tian Wu, a day in Lost Stone Forest felt like a year.
If she could, she did not want to stay here even for a second.
Time passed by silently, and a month went by just like that.
At this time, an uninvited guest arrived outside of Lost Stone Forest. It was a tired-looking purple-clad young man who came from the southeast direction.
The purple-clad young man looked 25. He was handsome with straight eyebrows.
His looks could make many women swoon.
“So this is Lost Stone Forest?” The purple-clad young man mumbled softly as he looked at the stone forest. His eyes gleamed fiercely as though they were about to shoot out flames.
This purple-clad young man was Duan Ling Tian who came all the way from the Ling Tian Sect’s Ling Tian Peak!
“These Inscription Formations… Most of them are Illusory Formations.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were sharp. He saw through the stone forest before him. There were many Inscription Formations. Although most of them were Illusory Formations, there were some Killing Formations as well.
Duan Ling Tian could tell that most of these Inscription Formations were set up by a Martial Monarch Inscription Master while the few Killing Formations were the work of a Martial Emperor Inscription Master.
“That Martial Emperor Shi Qi is not an Inscription Master.” It was easy for Duan Ling Tian to figure that out.
If Martial Emperor Shi Qi was an Inscription Master, it was impossible that he did not personally set up the Inscription Formations in his lair.
One must know that the Inscription Formations set up by Martial Emperor Inscription Masters was incomparable to a Martial Monarch Inscription Master.
“Hmph!” Facing the massive number of Inscription Formations in the stone forest before him, Duan Ling Tian scoffed softly and moved. He entered the stone forest fearlessly.