Chapter 1414: Zheng Clan’s Revenge
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
That night, Hong Yu was also surprised when he saw Duan Ling Tian the moment he returned home.
“Brother Ling Tian, it has been quite some time since we last met up… I heard you’ve become the disciple of Lord City Governor. As your older brother, I’d like to congratulate you. Tonight, let’s not return until we’re drunk!” Hong Yu was smiling widely. He dragged Duan Ling Tian along, and they drank till late at night until they were completely drunk
Naturally, only Hong Yu was drunk.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not use his True Energy to expel the alcohol from his body, his body was currently even stronger than a five-clawed divine dragon at his level. It was difficult for him to get drunk even if he wanted to.
On the second day, Duan Ling Tian passed the 1,000 eighth-grade Saint Stones that were rejected yesterday to Hong Yu who was finally sober. It caused Hong Yu to turn glum immediately. “Brother Ling Tian, what do you mean by this?”
“Big Brother Hong, I’m indebted to you and your wife for taking care of Sze Sze during this period of time. Just take these Saint Stones as the living expenses for Sze Sze.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
“Brother Ling Tian, what do you take me for? Since I’ve acknowledged you as my brother, I, naturally, regard Sze Sze as my own younger sister as well. Hurry up and keep that Saint Stones. Otherwise, don’t blame me for severing our relationship!” Hong Yu’s face turned even glummer. One could clearly see how displeased he was.
“Big Brother Hong, please don’t be angry. I’ve spoken out of turn.” Duan Ling Tian did not expect Hong Yu to react this way. He smiled awkwardly. “In this case, just take these 1,000 eighth-grade Saint Stones as the cultivation fees for my two nephews and Sze Sze. Big Brother Hong, your salary each month is not high. After subtracting the cultivation expenses, daily expenses for you and your wife, as a Beast Tamer, you’ll still need to spend a number of Saint Stones on taming wild beasts.
Duan Ling Tian said earnestly when he reached this point, “Big Brother Hong, I don’t care what you think, but the kids are at the time when they should be strengthening their foundations now. We shouldn’t slack when it comes to this.”
Hong Yu turned silent after listening to Duan Ling Tian.
His two kids would start their cultivation soon.
If there was an endless supply of Saint Stones, they could definitely rise to the top in a short time. Previously, he had no Saint Stones so he could only absorb the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy to cultivate.
Although he was the Captain of the City Guards, his monthly salary was only several dozens of eighth-grade Saint Stones. If he was not a Beast Tamer, it might have been enough for his family to survive.
Since he was a Beast Tamer, the money he spent on food for the fierce beasts was quite a lot.
“Big Brother Hong, just accept it. You’re my brother, so why do you need to calculate so much with me? Besides, you know that apart from being one of the Thirteen Gangsters, I’ve also become Lord City Governor’s disciple now. I’m not lacking in Saint Stones at all.” When Duan Ling Tian saw Hong Yu had remained silent, he knew he was considering the matter now. He seized the opportunity and quickly struck while the iron was hot.
Upon hearing this, Hong Yu remained silent for a while more before he gritted his teeth. “Brother Ling Tian, in that case, I won’t reject your offer anymore… However, I hope this is only a one-time thing, and it won’t happen again.” He had a solemn expression on his face.
“Sure, sure!” Duan Ling Tian agreed without any hesitation. As long as Hong Yu agreed to it, everything would be fine. He could just pass the Saint Stones to Sze Sze next time and ask her to give it to his two little nephews.
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian and Hong Yu’s conversation shifted to Sze Sze’s background.
“Brother Ling Tian, if we can’t obtain any clue about Sze Sze’s background, let her stay with me. My wife and I like her a lot. On top of that, my two little boys seem unwilling to part with her as well,” Hong Yu suggested.
“Alright,” Duan Ling Tian agreed. He knew very well that this was the best option.
The little girl Sze Sze could not constantly remain by his side.
If she stayed in Hong Yu’s house, she would at least have a home. At that time when she had finally grown up and got married, it could be considered as her having a good life.
If she followed him, not only would it be inconvenient, she would encounter danger as well.
After all, his objective was to become a powerhouse who stood at the summit of the Dao Martial Saint Land. Who knew how much danger was waiting for him on this journey. He could not let her risk her life along with him.
In the next few days, Duan Ling Tian did not go anywhere. He only remained in Hong Yu’s house.
During the day, he would accompany the little girl Sze Sze. During the night, he would cultivate in his room.
“I’ll have to leave Mound Hill City six months later to go to the Moon Illumination Sect… Once I leave, I don’t know how long it’ll be before I return.” It was precisely because of this that Duan Ling Tian decided to accompany the little girl Sze Sze.
Tonight, Duan Ling Tian cultivated quietly in his room. To be more precise, he was cultivating on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had transformed into dust and was lying quietly on the bed.
“It’s a success!” It was the sixth day of his stay in Hong Yu’s house, but he had spent nine days on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
During these nine days, he finally managed to cultivate the move from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow — the Body and Arrow Synchronization — to the Competent Stage.
The Competent Stage was the third stage of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic. It was equivalent to the fifth stage — the Impeccable Stage — of a move from a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
“Now, my speed is finally up to par… I’m confident I can kill a native of the Dao Martial Saint Land who has just broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage!” Duan Ling Tian was brimming with confidence as his eyes shone.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Suddenly, the entire Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda shook without warning. It was as though there was an earthquake.
Before Duan Ling Tian realized what was happening, he was already expelled from the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda by an irresistible force.
After he was expelled from the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of dizziness. This terrible feeling crept up on his body and caused his face to turn extremely grave.
“Who’s that?!” There was no need to think about it, he knew some movement must have disturbed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Otherwise, it would not expel him for no reason.
“Uncle Qiang, Elder Lin, it’s him! He’s Duan Ling Tian!” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned grave and a murderous intent gleamed in his eyes when a deep voice entered his ears.
The voice sounded kind of familiar.
When Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes and looked at the source of the voice, he immediately saw a familiar figure. “Zheng Jian!”
It was none other than Zheng Jian who was thrown into the manure pit by him and expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s estate for accidentally killing Hu Jie.
He used to rank fifth among the Thirteen Gangsters, and he was also a Martial Cultivator at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian also saw another two people. It was a middle-aged man and an old man.
These two were obviously here to support Zheng Jian.
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian instantly activated his Divine Eye. With just one look, he could see through the cultivation base of these two people… One of them was at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage, and the other was at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage?” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned glum.
“Wait a minute!” He seemed to have noticed something. ” This old man’s cultivation base seems unstable… He has just broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage?”
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief when he noticed this.
If he had just made a breakthrough to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, Duan Ling Tian was not completely robbed of the chance to win the battle.
“Duan Ling Tian, it’s your fault that I’m expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp. You actually destroyed my future! You’ll definitely die today!” Glaring deadly at Duan Ling Tian, Zheng Jian’s eyes were bloodshot as he glared at Duan Ling Tian. It was as though he itched to just swallow Duan Ling Tian alive.
Judging by the rage in his eyes, one would think Duan Ling Tian had killed his father or stole his wife away.
Duan Ling Tian had already made up his mind after he confirmed the two people’s cultivation base. He smirked when he heard Zheng Jian’s words.”It’s my fault you’re expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp? I’m the one who destroyed your future? It seems like you’re expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp because you killed your distant cousin, no? You’re blaming this incident on me? What a joke!” He stared at Zheng Jian when he finished speaking.
“If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have made such a mistake.” The moment Zheng Jian recalled the previous incident, he gnashed his teeth even harder. However, he was embarrassed to recount the incident out loud. It was just too humiliating.
“If I didn’t throw you into the manure pit, you wouldn’t have made that mistake?” Duan Ling Tian said mockingly.
Although Zheng Jian tried to be vague with his words, Duan Ling Tian had no intention of complying.
“Manure pit?” Whether it was the middle-aged man or the old man, they were both stunned when they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. They turned to look at Zhen Jian in unison.
Although they were both from New South Town’s Zheng Clan, and they knew the purple-clad young man was the cause of Zheng Jian’s expulsion from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City, they did not hear anything about a manure pit before.
Zheng Jian had been thrown into a manure pit?
Just thinking about it made them feel disgusted as though they had just swallowed a fly. There was a hint of pity in their eyes when they looked at Zheng Jian now. Naturally, they did all these subconsciously.
“Why don’t you think about it yourself? If you did not constantly provoke me and issued a challenge, would you be thrown into a manure pit by me and accidentally killed Hu Jie?” Duan Ling Tian continued to mock him. Zheng Jian’s body was trembling violently from anger.
“Uncle Qiang, Elder Lin, kill him! Kill him!” Zheng Jian roared, his eyes were bloodshot.
“Zheng Qiang, it’s his fault that the strongest person among the youngest generation of the Zheng Clan from New South Town is expelled from the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City. Due to this reason, he has committed an unforgivable crime! If you kill him, you’ll be considered as successfully avenging our clan considered,” the old man said coldly as he glared at Duan Ling Tian with an equally cold gaze.
Based on his words, it seemed like he did not intend to personally make a move. Perhaps, he did not think the purple-clad young man was not worthy of him personally making a move.
“Yes, Elder Lin.” Zheng Qiang, the middle-aged man, nodded and glared at Duan Ling Tian coldly. “Boy, atone for your actions in your next life, okay? Not everyone can afford to pick a fight with the Zheng Clan of New South Town.”
“I’m the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City. Aren’t you afraid the City Governor of Mound Hill City will annihilate the Zheng Clan if you kill me?” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was sharp as he glanced at Zheng Qiang, Zheng Lin, and Zheng Jian.
“Duan Ling Tian, who will know Zheng Clan killed you if you die here? Aren’t you strong? I’d like to see how many moves you can evade from Uncle Qiang who’s a powerhouse at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage,” Zheng Jian mocked arrogantly.