Chapter 1310: Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Seeing Martial Emperor Lei Ming cast his attack once again and how he could not retrieve his arrow in time to make a shot, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were filled with despair.
Now that he was in a battle between life and death, a series of familiar figures started to materialize in his mind.
Even he was caught off-guard by the first person who materialized.
It was his mother of this reincarnation, Li Rou.
The next person who appeared were Ke’er, Li Fei, and Tian Wu.
Then, it was the two little pythons and the golden mouse as well as his cheapskate father along with his old friends…
Their lovely voices and joyful expressions were vivid in his mind. However, right then, he felt that they were so far away and he feared that he would never be able to see them again.
“Goodbye.” As Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart, all his hopes were dashed to pieces.
Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s silhouette was just an inch away. Duan Ling Tian could even feel the aura of death getting closer to him.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian, whose hopes were thwarted and was ready to die, suddenly noticed that Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s attack did not land on him at all.
Just as he was taken by surprise —
“Scram!” A familiar soft voice resonated, appearing abruptly.
In the next instance, all that Duan Ling Tian could feel was a powerful gush of force that was accompanied by a series of icy aura that swept out. Although it was not directed towards him, he was still sent flying away.
Fountains of vast rolling impact waves made his internal organs quiver uncontrollably. As giddiness took over him, he flew in the air as though he was treading on clouds. It was only after a long time later that he finally came to a halt.
When he was in the air, a thought flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s mind as though he suddenly seemed to experienced enlightenment.
“The reason the arrow could soar through the sky and pierce through all the clouds without any resistance is that…” The records regarding the Colossal Aerolite Arrow flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s mind one by one.
At that instant, many things that took him by confusion before suddenly became crystal clear right away.
All of this was because he had just experienced the sensation of treading clouds when he was sent flying by the impact waves. The sudden feeling that washed over him allowed him to be enlightened immediately.
He achieved enlightenment about the Colossal Aerolite Arrow.
As a glimmer flashed across his eyes, with no time to look at who had rescued him, Duan Ling Tian quickly took out a Royal Grade Resurrection Pill and swallowed it. With a lift of his hand, he slid an arrow in his bow again before taking aim.
The bowstring trembled as he pulled it into a full-moon shape.
Colossal Aerolite Arrow!
The arrow shot out and instantly vanished in the air. When it reemerged once again, it was already behind Martial Emperor Lei Ming and as Duan Ling Tian’s heart skipped a beat, the arrow returned to his hand once again.
At the same time, a horrendous bloody hole had appeared in the chest of Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
Gazing at Duan Ling Tian’s savior, he did not even have time to react when the arrow pierced his body. From the beginning till the end, he did not even realize what was happening at all.
Even though this was like a sneak attack, the person who had released the arrow would still need to be powerful. Otherwise, he would not have successfully made his sneak attack at all.
“Y-You… I-Impossible…” Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s mouth was spurting out fresh blood and his body was on the verge of collapsing as he stared at Duan Ling Tian who was standing in the distance. His face and eyes were filled with complete disbelief.
He did not understand how a person who was rendered completely powerless to return any attack and was so near death could suddenly cast such a powerful assault out of the blue.
He had not sensed the arrow beforehand at all.
In the end, Martial Emperor Lei Ming finally closed his eyes and fell, lost to the mortal world forever.
The well-known Martial Emperor Lei Ming of the Cloud Continent had collapsed just like that, killed by the hand of a young man.
Even at the moment when he was about to die, when there was still the slightest sense of consciousness within him, he still did not understand why a young man who was almost killed by him would suddenly be able to cast out such a potent attack
If he could have cast such a powerful attack before, no matter how useless he was, he would still have been able to come to a draw with him and not be in a situation whereby he was totally suppressed and powerless.
In fact, not only could Martial Emperor Lei Ming not understand, but even Duan Ling Tian did not expect to be enlightened in that instant at all.
The enlightenment at that split second had helped him make a breakthrough in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow to a whole new level, allowing his strength to experience a leap in progress.
After the Colossal Aerolite Arrow was elevated, his strength was now in no way inferior to Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s.
When Martial Emperor Lei Ming had his attention focused elsewhere, his thunderous shot had taken him by surprise and managed to kill him in the end.
Seeing how his own shot had killed Martial Emperor Lei Ming, Duan Ling Tian was slightly stunned as well. Staring at the archery set in his hand, he did not return to his senses for a very long time.
Martial Emperor Lei Ming, someone who shared the same fame with Martial Emperor You Han, was a Martial Emperor. His strength was ranked the top three in the Cloud Continent, yet he had just died by his own hand just like that.
For a moment, Duan Ling Tian could not accept this reality as well.
“B-Brother Ling Tian.” In the distance, when the teenage girl who hovered near the place where Martial Emperor Lei Ming had fallen looked at Duan Ling Tian, her delicate face was also covered with a hint of shock.
“Xue Nai.” Upon hearing her voice, Duan Ling Tian finally snapped back to reality and stared at the teenage girl who had come to his rescue in time.
She was dressed entirely in daffodil yellow and looked as though she was only fifteen or sixteen. As her eyes gleamed mischievously, one could easily tell that she was a mischievous girl.
At that moment, she had gales of icy aura around her.
This teenager in yellow was none other than Han Xue Nai from the Cloud Continent.
Soon, Han Xue Nai withdrew her icy aura and arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian in just the blink of an eye. Slightly astounded, she studied him from head to toe and asked curiously, “Brother Ling Tian, you actually know the Saint Grade Martial Tactic?”
“Xue Nai, why are you here?” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had also returned to his senses.
“I couldn’t find you in the Cloud Continent, Brother Ling Tian. In the end, I heard that you came to the Hidden Fog Island, so I came as well. Brother Ling Tian, you haven’t answered me yet,” Han Xue Nai scrunched up her nose and asked.
“That set of Saint Grade Martial Tactic was left behind by my father.” As Duan Ling Tian was speaking, he studied Han Xue Nai before asking, “Xue Nai, I remember that you told me the last time that the reason you’re able to maintain this state of yours is that you’ve cultivated a special technique… Now that you’ve made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage, can’t you return to the normal state?”
“Only after I’ve entered the Mortal Shedding Stage,” Han Xue Nai said with a bitter expression, “Brother Ling Tian, since you know about the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, you must know about the Mortal Shedding Stage too, don’t you?”
“Yes, I do.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and he was suddenly hit by a pang of memory before he said, “Wait for me for a while.”
The moment his words left his mouth, he flew away and after taking the Spatial Ring from Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s body, he proceeded to destroy the corpse to wipe out all evidence.
Then, he went to remove Zhou Yi’s Spatial Ring and carried out the same body disposal method too.
After performing a Blood Ownership Claim on Zhou Yi’s Spatial Ring and making sure that the Devilseal Tablet was inside, Duan Ling Tian breathed a sigh of relief. “The Devilseal Tablet is finally back now.”
When he stored Zhou Yi’s Spatial Ring away and turned around to look at Han Xue Nai, he was stunned again.
Another person had appeared beside Han Xue Nai. It was a young girl dressed in white who looked younger than ten years old. Her eyes were gleaming with a bright and ingenious luster.
When the young girl saw him, her fair, supple, delicate face became excited right away.
The moment he recalled the words that Martial Emperor Shi Qi had told him three days before, he could guess her identity instantly.
“Brother Ling Tian, can you guess who she is?” Han Xue Nai brought the young girl in white to the front and asked Duan Ling Tian with a smile on her mysterious face.
“Little White, I can’t believe that you can actually transform to become a human now!” Looking at the white-clad young girl, Duan Ling Tian mused, “I still remember when I first saw you, you were just such a small little fella.”
As Duan Ling Tian greeted the little girl, he beckoned with his hands as well.
“Big Brother!” Seeing now that Duan Ling Tian recognized her, the white-clad young girl could no longer suppress her excitement in her heart. Rushing out, she hugged him tightly like a koala.
Duan Ling Tian was her dearest family member.
Ever since she started to comprehend what was happening, he had always been by her side. Ever since she was born, she had always looked up to him as her father.
Duan Ling Tian allowed himself a smile that rose from the bottom of his heart as he stroked Little White’s head before saying softly, “Little White, if Ke’er could see you now, I’m sure she’d be very delighted.”
“Sister Ke’er?” Little White’s eyes lit up right away as she asked in anticipation, “Big Brother, where is Sister Ke’er?”
“She’s also here on the Hidden Fog Island. I’ll bring you to see her in a while… But why is it only you and Xue Nai? Where are Little Gold and Little Black?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked around at the same time.
“How boring… You could actually recognize me in just one glance, Brother Ling Tian,” Han Xue Nai uttered, slightly unhappy. Although she was already more than twenty years old, she was still a kid at heart.
“Big Brother, how did you know that it’s me?” Little White asked curiously.
Upon hearing this, Han Xue Nai peered at Duan Ling Tian. She also felt a little skeptical that Duan Ling Tian was able to tell that it was Little White in just a glance.
“Had it not been for Martial Emperor Shi Qi, I wouldn’t have been able to recognize you as well,” Duan Ling Tian chuckled and told them the ins and outs of the incident that had taken place three days ago with Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
“So, it is him!” The two girls finally understood.
“Sister Xue Nai, you should’ve annihilated Martial Emperor Shi Qi or whats-his-name with Little Bai in the first place. Now, just look! We can’t even be mysterious anymore. How boring,” Right at that moment, a young girl’s upset voice reverberated as a young girl dressed in gold appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Unlike the girl in white, the young girl in gold looked more like Han Xue Nai. They both seemed mischievous.
“Little Gold?” Upon hearing the young girl’s voice, Duan Ling Tian immediately could tell who she was because her voice changed very little.
Between Little Gold and Little Black, only Little Gold was a female.
As for Little Black, he was a male python.
“Brother,” When Little Gold looked at Duan Ling Tian, her face was filled with excitement as well. With a flash, she charged out and pushed Little Bai who was still hugging him away forcefully and embraced him tightly.
“Brother, I miss you so much!” In the past, although Little Gold always had some small fights with Duan Ling Tian, they had a close relationship.
“Brother.” Somehow, a cool, young boy in black had appeared. His eyes were almost identical to Little White’s.
When he looked at Duan Ling Tian, his face was filled with a thrill as well.