Chapter 1469: Disrespecful
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Senior Brother He Zhong is here!” One of the outer court disciple with a pair of sharp eyes exclaimed loudly.
His voice had also attracted the gaze of everybody present at the scene.
Under the watchful gaze of the others, a large-built, devilish-looking yet handsome, young man strode with a majestic gait toward them. His green robe fluttered and made him appear to be dapper in appearance, unrestrained and graceful.
“Senior Brother He Zhong!” Many of the female outer court disciples’ eyes shone brightly as though they were hungry wolves who had just seen their prey.
In the outer sect, many of the female outer court disciples regarded He Zhong as their dream man.
There were also many outer court female disciples who frowned and remarked, “Compared to Senior Brother He Zhong, I still like Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian better… Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is handsome in a masculine way while Senior Brother He Zhong is handsome in a softer, feminine way.”
“That’s right! Besides, I find Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian to be more handsome… I even dreamt about him yesterday.”
“I’ve also dreamt about Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian a few days ago. I even dreamt about him bringing a palanquin with eighth carriers to come to marry me!”
“Marry you? Dream on! How can such a monstrous genius like Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian fall for such a commoner like you?”
“Tsk! As though Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian would fall for you!”
Undoubtedly, there were more outer court female disciples who were on Duan Ling Tian’s side. In just a short moment, they drowned out the voices of those outer court female disciples who admired He Zhong.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had just been in the Moon Illumination Sect for about three months, the few times that he made his moves within the sect had always taken the entire outer court by surprise.
In the history of the outer court of the Moon Illumination Sect, there had never been anybody who was like Duan Ling Tian before.
“Hmph! Everyone’s taste is different. I still prefer Senior Brother He Zhong!” One of the female outer court disciples snorted with displeasure.
At once, the group of outer court female disciples broke into a commotion again. In the end, due to the reason that they had more people in their side, Duan Ling Tian’s admirers managed to beat He Zhong’s.
“Hmph!” Although He Zhong did not really pay much attention to the fight between the female outer court disciples, he still listened to their exchanges. At once, he also snorted coldly to himself as a sharp gleam shone from his eyes, “Duan Ling Tian, you’ll become a cripple after today! By that time, I’d like to see who will continue to admire you.”
He Zhong’s heart was a little twisted.
Before this, he had never given a damn about these female outer court disciples and even though they confessed their love to him, he merely basked in the attention and had never given any reply at all.
Yet, right now, seeing how most of the female outer court disciples preferred Duan Ling Tian more, he could not help but be engulfed by jealousy as though Duan Ling Tian had just snatched his belongings.
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is here!” Just as an excited voice exclaimed out loud, the gazes that were originally on He Zhong shifted to the purple figure walking slowly towards the training field.
He was a purple-clad young man who was huge-built and handsome. His dashing eyebrows were defiant and there was a smile as bright as the sun on his face, completely different from the devilish leer on He Zhong’s face.
He Zhong’s face would make a person feel stressed while Duan Ling Tian’s face would give off a refreshing feeling.
“He’s Duan Ling Tian? He’s only 35 years old… How young!” Among the group of inner court disciples who came to watch the show, there were a few powerful ones too. Boldly, they used their Spiritual Secret Tactic to probe Duan Ling Tian and instantly found out his age of 35 years.
Upon sensing the streaks of Spiritual Energy that were sweeping out at him, Duan Ling Tian frowned but eased up soon as though he was unconcerned about it.
At this kind of time, it was difficult for him to be concerned about that.
There were at least twenty over inner court disciples who probed at him using their Spiritual Secret Tactic. How could he possibly just go to teach them a lesson one by one?
Right now, he still did not have that ability yet.
To the outer court disciples, Duan Ling Tian’s age was no longer a secret as they had already found out about it three months ago.
Three months ago when Duan Ling Tian joined the entrance assessment that the Moon Illumination Sect held, he had already had his age probed by the outer court deacons using their Spiritual Secret Tactic.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Right now, the entire attention on the scene had shifted from He Zhong to Duan Ling Tian the moment the latter arrived, causing He Zhong’s face to turn glum right away.
Even though not many in the outer court knew that he, He Zhong, was actually the direct disciple of the Vice Sect Leader of the Moon Illumination Sect, he was still at least ranked third in the outer court of the Moon Illumination Sect and he was a powerhouse who was at the peak of the Mortal Shedding Stage who ranked 66th on the Earth Rankings too! Yet, today, his limelight had been robbed by somebody who had just entered the sect for only three months!
How could he possibly accept this?
An outer court disciple who had just entered the sect three months ago had actually received cheers in the outer court louder than the one that he — who became an outer court disciple five years ago — had received. Because of this, he felt that his dignity had been trampled horribly and thoroughly.
“You’re Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian?” However, when He Zhong turned around to look at Duan Ling Tian to greet him, the bitterness on his face disappeared without a trace and was replaced by a friendly smile.
Of course, the friendly smile on He Zhong’s devilishly handsome face somehow looked a little strange.
“He Zhong?” Duan Ling Tian cast a nonchalant glance at He Zhong. “Don’t you think it’s a little too early for you to call me Junior Brother now? In the world of martial arts, the stronger ones are revered, so if you turn out to be weaker than me, don’t you think it’s a little disrespectful to call me Junior Brother?”
After learning He Zhong’s identity, Duan Ling Tian knew that he actually had ill intentions.
Therefore, he did not bother to be polite at all even though it was his first time meeting He Zhong.
Anyway, since it was a mortal enmity between him and Liu Huan, and He Zhong was actually Liu Huan’s nephew, they were both on the same boat, so it was natural for him to wish for Duan Ling Tian to be dead.
In the face of the He Zhong who was smiling fakely at him, all that he could feel was utter disgust.
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, the group of outer court disciples burst into a commotion.
It had never crossed their minds that the smell of gunpowder would be so overpowering the instant Duan Ling Tian and He Zhong met each other. For a moment, they even became suspicious whether the two of them originally had an antagonism with each other.
He Zhong had also never thought that Duan Ling Tian would be this mad. At once, a glimpse of chilly brilliance flashed across his eyes.
The brilliance flashed for a second and vanished in just the blink of an eye.
However, Duan Ling Tian still caught it.
“I was rash. I’m sorry.” However, contrary to everybody’s expectations, He Zhong did not get angry. Instead, he apologized to Duan Ling Tian with a smile and for a moment, he appeared to be the bigger person.
“Look! This is the Senior Brother He Zhong that I admire a lot! Look how noble he is, unlike the Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian that you guys admire! The moment he met Senior Brother He Zhong, he’s instantly so aggressive and wants to argue a point to death! What a petty man!” An outer court disciple who admired He Zhong exclaimed.
“Petty? Puh-lease! This is Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian’s true character. Don’t you know that? Besides, since Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian uttered such words, it’s obvious that he has the confidence to defeat that Senior Brother He Zhong of yours and become his Senior Brother!” A female outer court disciple who admired Duan Ling Tian replied, unwilling to take it lying down.
Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes as an unnoticeable sneer crept up upon the corner of his mouth.
If it were not for the fact that he had known about He Zhong’s identity, he would have most likely be deceived by his amiability.
However, at this moment, vigilance rose in his heart.
He Zhong swallowed the humiliation and bore the disgrace. The reason he gave an impression of weakness was to make his opponent put his guard down so that he could launch a lightning-like attack at the critical moment.
‘As the saying goes, roll with the punches… I hope that he’ll be more obedient. Otherwise, I, Duan Ling Tian, am not some soft persimmon that can be easily crushed!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
At the same time, he cast a nonchalant glance at He Zhong before walking into the middle of the training field and turning to look at him. “Let’s start. My time is limited. I still need to go back to cultivating after defeating you.”
“Defeating me?” He Zhong grinned faintly. “It looks like you really are confident about your own strength.”
“Don’t tell me that you’re not confident either? In that case, there’s no meaning to this battle anymore, is there? Just go ahead and admit defeat then,” Duan Ling Tian replied coolly.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, even though He Zhong swallowed his rage and did not erupt right away, he could no longer put up a polite facade in front of Duan Ling Tian as he snorted with a grave face, “I’ve long heard about your sharp mouth, Duan Ling Tian. Now that I’ve experienced it, it does indeed live up to its reputation!”
“Sharp mouth?” Duan Ling Tian smiled and mocked, “Since you think that my mouth is sharp, then there seems to be no need for you to retort back, is there? Isn’t it more straightforward to make your move directly?”
“Hmph! Do you really think that nobody in this outer court can defeat you anymore after you’ve killed Feng Fan and defeated an Early Saint Rudiment Stage inner court disciple?” Facing Duan Ling Tian’s mockery, He Zhong who originally did not have an even temper could no longer suppress his rage as he exploded all at once, “Even if you’re ranked 99th on the Earth Rankings now, you’re still too weak to withstand a single blow in my eyes! Since you want me to make my move, well then, I’ll do as you wish!”
As He Zhong reached the end of his sentence, he smirked. With a raise of his hand, a twig-like three-foot blade appeared in his hand. Although the blade was narrow and long, it was perfectly straight in He Zhong’s hand.
As he poured his True Energy in, it emitted gushes of sharp aura.
This aura was far from being comparable by an ordinary three-foot blade.
“Saint Inscription?” The moment he felt this sense of aura, Duan Ling Tian suddenly squinted his eyes as he realized that the narrow and long blade in He Zhong’s hand was also a Saint Weapon that was inscribed with a Saint Inscription.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll let you know very soon that you’re absolutely nothing in my eyes even if you could kill Feng Fan!” As the blade in He Zhong’s hand flicked, it suddenly bent and swept out like a keen snake with extreme flexibility.
“You said that I have a sharp mouth, but you’re not quite bad yourself either.” Mock crept up the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth as he remarked.
“You’re looking for death!” As He Zhong’s gaze turned cold, the three-foot blade in his hand trembled and became perfectly straight again in a brief second.
In the next instant, his entire being seemingly transformed into a brief flurry. Holding onto the three-foot blade in his hand, he charged out towards Duan Ling Tian in a straight line along with the sword swishing.