Chapter 1489: Ouyang Ruo’s Thought
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although he was shocked by the strength of Duan Ling Tian’s shot, Yi Tian Xing could not help but heave a sigh of relief when he saw the arrow deviating a little and hit his shoulder due to his defense. However, his face changed in the next moment. His face that was filled with terror was destined to be his last expression in life.
At the same time, the arrow embedded in Yi Tian Xing’s shoulder exploded suddenly and turned his upper body into a bloody mist. Apart from that, his lower body had also completely eroded in just a minute.
In just a blink of an eye, Yi Tian Xing’s body was devoured by a black mist and completely disappeared from the face of the earth as though he was never there.
Ouyang Ruo who was hiding behind Duan Ling Tian stared in wide-eyed astonishment at the scene before her, her body even began to tremble.
Someone who was still alive and kicking just a moment before had completely disappeared before her eyes in the time it took her to blink.
This scene greatly shocked her. However, Ouyang Ruo was still the young miss of a big clan after all, she quickly recovered from her shock and thanked Duan Ling Tian. “Thank you for saving me.”
Duan Ling Tian turned around and glanced at Ouyang Ruo, but he remained silent.
Up until now, he did not have a good impression of this woman. The only reason he had emerged from the shadows was due to his disgust of Yi Tian Xing’s behavior. If Yi Tian Xing did not intend to kill him first, Duan Ling Tian would not have killed him.
When Ouyang Ruo saw Duan Ling Tian picking up the Spatial Rings left behind by Yi Tian Xing and Ouyang Ping like a money-grubber and unceremoniously put it away in his own Spatial Ring, she could not help but frown.
“That’s Ouyang Clan’s Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring, shouldn’t you…” Ouyang Ruo began to speak, but she was interrupted by Duan Ling Tian before she could finish her sentence.
“That Spatial Ring was Yi Tian Xing’s trophy, it could be considered as belonging to him… Since I killed Yi Tian Xing, his things are naturally my trophies.” Duan Ling Tian’s words made Ouyang Ruo so angry that she was unable to speak.
When she thought about, it seemed like he was right.
“Miss Ouyang, if I didn’t save you, not only would these things be mine, but even your Spatial Ring would’ve been mine,” Duan Ling Tian said as he coldly glanced at Ouyang Ruo.
After saying that, Duan Ling Tian did not bother with Ouyang Ruo anymore and continued on his journey to the other side of Jiuqu Mountain Range on his own.
As for the remuneration from the Ouyang Clan that Ouyang Ruo had promised, Duan Ling Tian was not very interested in it then.
With Ouyang Ruo’s temperament, who knew if she would bite the hand that fed her after they arrived at the Ouyang Clan.
Earlier, Ouyang Ruo dared to question him when he merely collected what was due. She even used the Ouyang Clan to pressure him when she spoke.
Was that how she usually treat her savior?
“Wait up!” Ouyang Ruo instantly became anxious when she saw Duan Ling Tian was abandoning her. Who did not know that Jiuqu Mountain Range was extremely dangerous? If she bumped into a wild beast, with just her strength, she would definitely die.
Ouyang Ruo instantly caught up to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian did not bother to pay any attention to Ouyang Ruo and left on his own accord. If it was not because he had to be extra cautious in Jiuqu Mountain Range, he would have sped off and left her alone.
“He actually ignored me!” Ouyang Ruo’s face sank when she realized Duan Ling Tian was ignoring her.
As the only daughter of the Clan Leader of Ouyang Clan, the Second Young Miss of Ouyang Clan, she had grown up surrounded by men. Was there a man who did not admire her when they met her?
For the first time, she was ignored by a man of her age. For a time, Ouyang Ruo felt as though her self-esteem had been stomped on by Duan Ling Tian.
There was only anger in her eyes as she looked at Duan Ling Tian’s retreating back. However, she did not dare to do anything or challenge Duan Ling Tian verbally even though she was furious.
She had already experienced Duan Ling Tian’s heartlessness. She knew he was a man who did not know how to treat women tenderly.
‘I really don’t know if he’s a real man or not. How can he be so cold toward such a beautiful woman like me.’ If Duan Ling Tian knew what Ouyang Ruo was thinking, he definitely would not be able to hold back his laughter.
Among his fiancées, any one of them were hundreds and thousands of times better than Ouyang Ruo.
‘Eh… He’s also a Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator?” Ouyang Ruo witnessed Duan Ling Tian attack a few times during their journey. During that time, she clearly sensed the aura of Duan Ling Tian’s True Energy, and it was a Mortal Shedding Stage True Energy.
There was a distinct difference between the True Energy of someone at the Saint Rudiment Stage and the True Energy of someone at the Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator.
This difference was easily distinguished by Ouyang Ruo.
‘A mere Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator who manages to pierce Yi Tian Xing’s defense and kill him in just a shot… It seems like the Saint Inscription on his Saint Weapon isn’t that simple,’ Ouyang Ruo thought to herself.
Fear still lingered in her heart when she recalled the scene when Yi Tian Xing was instantly killed.
‘The arrow he shot seemed to have penetrated through Yi Tian Xing’s defense easily… In fact, it seems like it wasn’t even slightly hindered! As a mere Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator, it’s impossible for him to be so strong!”
Ouyang Ruo came to a conclusion on her own. ‘It must be the strength of the Saint Inscription.’
‘Saint Inscription with such a strong penetrative ability, it’s unlikely that it’s a One Star Saint Inscription. It’s also unlikely that it’s a Two Star Saint Inscription… Is it a Three Star Saint Inscription? Among all the Three Star Saint Inscriptions, the Penetration Saint Inscription has this the exact ability.’ Ouyang Ruo’s heartbeat quickened involuntarily when she thought of that.
Three Star Saint Inscription!
It should be noted that even the Ouyang Clan did not have more than a few Saint Weapons that was inscribed with a Three Star Saint Inscription, and those were in the hands of the decision-makers in the clan.
‘Who’s he?’ When Ouyang Ruo looked at Duan Ling Tian again, her eyes were sparkling.
‘His origin must be extraordinary! I’m afraid that even Situ Hao cannot compare to him… The Situ Clan is merely an eighth-rate clan like the Ouyang Clan. He’s probably from a seventh-rate force.’ When Ouyang Ruo thought of that, she no longer found Duan Ling Tian unpleasant. In fact, she began to initiate conversations with him. Not only that but she also quickly changed her behavior to that of a gentle lady.
If Duan Ling Tian did not already witness Ouyang Ruo’s arrogance, he would have been deceived by it.
‘This Ouyang Ruo, why did she suddenly change so much?’ Duan Ling Tian was secretly on guard since he had heard of the saying, ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch.’ She must be up to something.
‘Of course…’ When Ouyang Ruo probed him for his identity, he finally guessed her intention.
“Miss Ouyang, I heard you’re going to marry into the Situ Clan soon?” Duan Ling Tian asked faintly.
“That’s Yi Tian Xing’s speculation… That Situ Hao is a playboy, and I don’t like that. I like a man with integrity,” Ouyang Ruo said softly but deliberately. She stared at Duan Ling Tian meaningfully as her eyes shone with admiration that felt overly contrived.
Duan Ling Tian sneered in his heart.
Naturally, he was not so naïve to believe that Ouyang Ruo would fall for him just because he had saved her.
‘This Ouyang Ruo is not a simple-minded person after all… Did she figure something out?’ Duan Ling Tian could slightly guess her intention, causing his wariness against her increased.
This woman was smarter than he thought.
“You know my name, but I still don’t know yours… This seems a little unfair, right?” Ouyang Ruo asked with a smile as she looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“There’s nothing unfair about it. You didn’t tell me your name on your own accord,” Duan Ling Tian responded calmly as though nothing could affect him. It made Ouyang Ruo feel annoyed, but she tried to rein in her temper and forced a smile on her face.
The more Duan Ling Tian acted this way, the more she felt that Duan Ling Tian’s background was not simple.
‘I hope that I can eliminate his prejudice toward me along the way. As soon as I have him in my hands, my Ouyang Clan will be able to contact the force behind him. At that time, my clan will soar to a greater height!” Ouyang Ruo’s eyes lit up as though she could already see the status of Ouyang Clan soaring.
This was because she did not only make her own conjecture that Duan Ling Tian was from a seventh-rate force, but she even came to the conclusion that Duan Ling Tian’s position was quite high as well.
Otherwise, how could he possess a Saint Weapon inscribed with a Three Star Saint Inscription even though he was only at the Mortal Shedding Stage?
After half a day, Duan Ling Tian could not help but sigh in relief when he felt the pressure from the gravity lessen. ‘Finally, I’m leaving this hell hole.’
To Duan Ling Tian, Jiuqu Mountain Range was a hell hole.
Not only must he guard against wild beasts in this hell hole, but he also had to deal with Ouyang Ruo who was an extremely cunning woman.
Hence, once Duan Ling Tian left Jiuqu Mountain Range, he stepped into the air and flew off without saying a word.
“Wait for me!” Ouyang Ruo panicked immediately when she was Duan Ling Tian was going to abandon her. She lifted her arm to retrieve a One Star Divine Strider Talisman and cried out, “Appear!” to obtain the speed of an Early Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator.
She managed to catch up to Duan Ling Tian in just a blink of an eye.
“Oi! How come you’re so rude? You even abandoned a delicate lady like me alone. Aren’t you afraid something bad might happen to me?” Ouyang Ruo said angrily to Duan Ling Tian as a result of her embarrassment.
When Duan Ling Tian heard Ouyang Ruo’s words, he subconsciously sized her up and sneered.
If Ouyang Ruo was considered a delicate lady, then there would not be any delicate ladies in this world.
“Appear!” Duan Ling Tian, annoyed by Ouyang Ruo, used a Two Star Divine Strider Talisman from the black-robed man’s Spatial Ring. He disappeared before Ouyang Ruo’s eyes in just a blink of an eye.
It made Ouyang Ruo so angry that she kept stomping her feet. “Am I that annoying?”
“However, this proves that I’m not mistaken. He must have quite the background to be able to use a Two Star Divine Strider Talisman so casually.” Soon after, Ouyang Ruo began to smile again with her eyes narrowed. A glint flashed in her eyes.
“Based on the direction he’s headed, he should be going to Han River City,” Ouyang Ruo muttered to herself.