Chapter 1500: A Trade With the Ouyang Clan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At that moment, Liu Yue also completely understood that the rumors were indeed true. The relationship between Elder Hui and Elder Bali Li was indeed unordinary.
“Elder Hui, I’ll take my leave first.” Since he had already brought Duan Ling Tian over, of course, Liu Yue sensibly took his leave.
“Alright.” Dong Hui merely nodded his head nonchalantly as he faced Liu Yue.
Then, Liu Yue bade his goodbye to Duan Ling Tian.
“Thank you for showing me the road, Senior Brother Liu Yue.” After Duan Ling Tian had expressed his gratitude and watched Liu Yue left, he proceeded to look at Dong Hui before clasping his hands together in front of his chest with a smile. “I’m Duan Ling Tian. Good evening, Elder Hui.”
“What? Don’t you like me calling you Junior Brother? Or do you think that I’m not worthy enough to be your Senior Brother?” Upon hearing how Duan Ling Tian greeted him, Dong Hui demanded with a gloomy face.
“Senior Brother Hui.” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly. Although he could see that Dong Hui had intentionally put on a gloomy face, he could only go along with the other party and at the same time, he realized that the relationship between Dong Hui and Bai Li Hong was much closer than his Senior Brother Bai Li Hong had described.
“Great!” When Dong Hui heard Duan Ling Tian change his way of addressing him, a bright smile appeared on his face right away.
“He is…?” Soon, Dong Hui turned his gaze towards Ouyang Qing who was thrown to the side. He could faintly guess that the reason Duan Ling Tian had come to find him intentionally this time must be related to this person.
“He’s Ouyang Qing, the Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan,” answered Duan Ling Tian as he threw a nonchalant glance at Ouyang Qing.
“Ouyang Clan? That Ouyang Clan from Han River City’s eastern city?” Dong Hui raised his brow and asked.
“That’s the one,” confirmed Duan Ling Tian, nodding his head.
“What? Has he offended you, Junior Brother Duan?” Dong Hui asked.
“If he really did just offend me, I wouldn’t care much about it, but the problem is, he has actually partnered up with a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage elder from the Ouyang Clan to kill me!” When Duan Ling Tian reached the end of the sentence, a murderous gleam could be seen in his eyes.
“What?!” When Dong Hui heard Duan Ling Tian, his face turned dark right away. As he looked at Ouyang Qing once again, a killing intent shone from his eyes.
In his heart, he had already long regarded Bai Li Hong as his Teacher in the Saint Inscription Dao.
When he found out that Bai Li Hong had taken a young man as a Junior Brother, his admiration for Bai Li Hong extended to this young man and he regarded this person as his own Junior Brother even though he had never seen this young man before.
He had imagined many different situations as to how he would meet with that Junior Brother, but it had never crossed his mind that the situation would turn out to be like this when they met for real.
If something happened to Duan Ling Tian in Han River City, how would he be able to face Senior Brother Bai Li Hong?
Because of this, Dong Hui was enraged, fully enraged!
When Ouyang Qing sensed the murderous gleam from Dong Hui, he was so terrified that his body trembled. Completely scared out of his wits, he turned to Duan Ling Tian in fear and trepidation. “Duan Ling Tian! You said that you wouldn’t kill me! You promised that you wouldn’t kill me! You can’t go back on your words like that!”
“Huh?” Upon hearing Ouyang Qing’s words, Dong Hui frowned and looked at Duan Ling Tian in confusion.
He did not understand why would Duan Ling Tian be so lenient towards someone who wanted to kill him.
“The words that I’ve said before is final… Why are you panicking so much?” Duan Ling Tian snorted coldly, terrorizing Ouyang Qing so much that he instantly shut his mouth up.
“However, I have a condition not to kill you. The condition is that you must go along with my plan obediently and never ever try to play tricks,” Duan Ling Tian continued nonchalantly.
“I’ll go along with your plan! I’ll never play any tricks!” Ouyang Qing hastily responded as though he feared that Duan Ling Tian would regret his decision if he was late in responding.
“Tell me, who was that old man who accompanied you to kill me? With his strength, he must be an elder of the Ouyang Clan. I’m pretty certain about that,” asked Duan Ling Tian, glancing at Ouyang Qing.
“He’s called Ouyang Shan and he’s the Second Elder of our Ouyang Clan,” Ouyang Qing did not dare to hesitate and instantly replied.
“DId he come under your father’s orders or were you the one who instigated him?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
“It’s not my father’s order.” Ouyang Qing shook his head.
“Then, you were the one who instigated him?” A cold brilliance flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes as he asked in a deep voice.
“No! No!” When Ouyang Qing caught the cold brilliance across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, he was shocked and shook his head. “I didn’t instigate him! I’ve absolutely never instigated him at all! It’s him! It’s him who heard about you and after knowing that you have a Saint Weapon that is carved with Three-Star Saint Inscriptions on it, he was instantly overcome with the plan of wanting to kill you to snatch the treasure,” Ouyang Qing explained, placing all the blame on Ouyang Shan who was already dead.
Had Ouyang Shan heard his false words in the nether world, one would wonder whether he would be so pissed that he would throw blood up, or if he would keep his silence and regret agreeing to Ouyang Qing to make a move on Duan Ling Tian.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian did not believe Ouyang Qing. However, this was not important to him at all now.
“What huge balls your Ouyang Clan possesses!” After Dong Hui who stood beside him heard Ouyang Qing’s words, his anger flared up right away. “How dare you even have the thought to kill our Moon Illumination Sect disciple! It looks like your Ouyang Clan has been living in peace for too long now! Do you really think that Han River City will be turned upside down if your Ouyang Clan is gone?”
“Junior Brother Duan, you promised that you won’t kill him but I, your Senior Brother, have never made any promise at all… In my opinion, since he belongs to that Ouyang Clan and since that clan dares to trample on our prestige, there’s no need for us to spare his life at all.” Although Dong Hui itched to just kill Ouyang Qing in just a slap, he still respected Duan Ling Tian and did not make his move right away.
“No! You can’t kill me!” Before Duan Ling Tian opened his mouth, Ouyang Qing was already struck with panic.
That was right!
Duan Ling Tian had said that he would not kill him, but he had not said that he would not let others kill him.
“Duan Ling Tian, since you’ve already promised that you won’t kill me, there’s no doubt that this also means that you can’t just let others kill me. This has nothing to do with me at all! Absolutely nothing to do with me! Everything happened because of that Ouyang Shan! It was him who turned greedy for your Saint Weapon! It was him who wanted to kill you and snatch away your Saint Weapon!” Pale-faced, Ouyang Qing explained with all his might.
After throwing a nasty glance at Ouyang Qing, Duan Ling Tian did not bother to look at him anymore. Instead, he turned to Dong Hui and asked solemnly, “Senior Brother Hui, it doesn’t matter to me whether we spare his life or not. However, I want to ask you one thing. Can we use this to wipe out the Ouyang Clan entirely?”
Upon hearing that, Dong Hui turned silent instead.
After a long while, he finally shook his head. “Most likely not. Even if the sect helps you with all they have, they can only make those related to this matter pay. Wiping out the entire Ouyang Clan doesn’t seem possible. After all, no matter what, the Ouyang Clan is still a top eighth-rated force in Han River City. Besides that, they also have some collaboration with our Nine Sect Alliances. Wiping the Ouyang Clan will definitely cause the other eight great sects to suffer quite a huge damage, so I’m sure they will never agree to this at all,” Dong Hui explained.
“I actually kinda guessed so too.” Duan Ling Tian smiled before he added, “Therefore, I don’t plan to kill him. I plan to use him and use this to make a trade with the Ouyang Clan.” He emphasized the word “trade” particularly.
Dong Hui was taken aback. After a while, he finally realized what Duan Ling Tian meant by “trade”. Without a doubt, this meant that he wanted to extort from the Ouyang Clan.
“This isn’t hard.” Dong Hui nodded and at the same time, he said apologetically, “I’m sorry, Junior Brother Duan, for not being able to help you take your revenge.”
In his opinion, not being able to wipe out the Ouyang Clan was equal to not being to avenge Duan Ling Tian and not being able to avenge Bai Li Hong who was behind Duan Ling Tian.
Hence, his heart was filled with apology.
“Senior Brother Hui, how can you say that you didn’t help me to take my revenge? I still need you to help me strike a deal with the Ouyang Clan later on.” Duan Ling Tian beamed.
“Don’t worry, Junior Brother Duan. I’ll make sure everything is settled properly,” Dong Hui pledged with all sincerity and seriousness.
Early morning the next day, Clan Leader Ouyang Ba flew into a great rage in the Ouyang Clan residence.
“What? Didn’t you find that unfilial son?” Looking at Ouyang Ji, Ouyang Ba asked with a grave expression, “Don’t tell me that you’ve actually helped to hide him for the sake of the Second Elder?”
“Clan Leader, even if I have ten balls, I’d never dare go against you.” Upon hearing Ouyang Ba’s words, Ouyang Ji had the greatest shock of his life and he immediately smiled wryly.
When Ouyang Ba heard his answer, his face eased up a little. He was merely testing Ouyang Ji just now. He still believed in Ouyang Ji the steward as he had never once disobeyed his order before.
“Father, what should we do now? Are we still going?” Ouyang Ruo who was by Ouyang Ba’s side asked.
“Go! Of course, we’ll go!” Ouyang Ba gritted his teeth. “If I see that unfilial son somewhere, I’m gonna skin him alive!”
Just as Ouyang Ba was about to bring Ouyang Ruo and the large gift that he had prepared to the inn that Duan Ling Tian stayed at to apologize to him, an anxious and panic voice resonated from the distance. “Clan Leader! Something bad has happened! Something bad has happened!”
The bearer of news was one of the generals of the Ouyang Clan. To be more precise, he was the guard who patrolled the great entrance of the Ouyang Clan.
“What is it that’s so pressing?” Ouyang Ba was originally still fuming with rage and now that the guard had suddenly created such a scene, oil seemed to have poured upon his fire with no hint of pleasantness from him.
“Clan Leader, it’s the Great Young Master! Great Young Master h-has…” The guard quivered and just as he opened his mouth, he was instantly interrupted by Ouyang Ba before he could finish his words. “What did you say? That unfilial son? Do you have news about that unfilial son? Where is he?”
The moment Ouyang Ba’s words left his mouth, he appeared in front of the guard like a gust of wind before demanding with a glum face.
Seeing how the Clan Leader who usually held himself aloof appeared in front of him — just a foot away — just like that, this Ouyang Clan’s guard immediately felt suffocated. The majestic prestige of Ouyang Ba had given him an inexplicable sense of pressure.
“Clan Leader, I think it’s better to let him talk properly.” At this second, Ouyang Qi stepped out and told Ouyang Ba before signaling to the guard to move a few steps back, “Just say it directly if you have anything to say. There’s no need to panic.”
“Yes, yes.” The guard took a deep breath and hung his head down. Not daring to look Ouyang Ba in the eye, he replied speedily as though he was reciting a passage, “Clan Leader, somebody from the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters came to pass a message just now. He told you to go to their place to bring the Great Young Master back.”