Chapter 1550: Opening Up To Each Other
Regardless, Bai Li Hong was still a Three Star Saint Inscription Master who was important to the Moon Illumination Sect.
Qian Kong knew very well if he had attacked, Jiang Wei would definitely block it. Moreover, it would only make Jiang Wei feel dissatisfied with him. That was why he had held back.
If it was just him alone, naturally, there was no need for him to fear Jiang Wei since his cultivation base was at the Saint Stage.
However, he still had many descendants in the Moon Illumination Sect. If he wanted his descendants to have a good life in the future, he could not afford to offend Jiang Wei too much. He had to know when to stop.
Now that Jiang Wei had gone so far as to explain everything to him, he would be going against him on purpose if he had persisted.
“Elder Bai Li, I’m sorry about the trouble today.” After Qian Kong left, Jiang Wei sighed in relief before he apologized to Elder Bai Li with a bitter smile on his face.
“Sect Leader, it has nothing to do with you. You don’t have to apologize.” Bai Li Hong shook his head. Naturally, he would not vent his anger toward Qian Kong on the Sect Leader. All along, the Sect Leader had been very accommodating.
Otherwise, he would not have resisted the offers from the other forces and would have left the Moon Illumination Sect.
“Regardless, I should take some responsibility for this matter… How about this. I heard several of your junior brother’s family and friends have joined the sect. I’ll give each of them one million Merit Points as a token of my apology to you, Elder Bai Li.” Jiang Wei was an old fox. He knew he would be rejected if he offered to directly compensate Bai Li Hong. Therefore, he proposed to give Merit Points to Feng Wu Dao and the others.
As it turned out, he was right.
“If that’s the case, then I must thank you, Sect Leader.” Although Bai Li Hong was unwilling to accept Jiang Wei’s compensation, the compensation would affect his junior brother’s family and friends. Moreover, such a large number of Merit Points was indeed useful to them. Hence, he did not reject it.
“You’re welcome, Elder Bai Li.” Jiang Wei sighed in relief when he saw Bai Li Hong did not reject the compensation.
Jiang Wei as the Sect Leader of the Moon Illumination Sect would, naturally, keep his words. Not more than half a day later, an inner court elder came to Bai Li Hong’s mansion and transferred the Merit Points to Feng Wu Dao and the others. All of them received a million Merit Points each!
Feng Wu Dao and the others were no longer newcomers in the Moon Illumination Sect. All of them knew the importance of Merit Points. Due to that reason, they were all dumbfounded.
“These are the Merit Points the Sect Leader gave us?” Feng Wu Dao and the others only shifted their eyes away from the Crystal Cards in their hands after the inner court elder left. For a time, they kept staring at each other. They could see the surprise in each other’s eyes.
They were uncertain of what had happened. The Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect was too high above them, he was not someone they had contact with. However, someone with such a high status had given them a million Merit Points each without a reason.
“It must be Elder Bai Li’s doing,” Sima concluded.
Everyone agreed. Only Elder Bai Li had the capability to do so.
Duan Ling Tian only learned about the incident a few days later.
When he exited the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he had gone to see Feng Wu Dao and the others, intending to check on them to see if they had familiarized themselves with the Moon Illumination Sect. It was then he learned from Feng Wu Dao and the others that each of them had obtained a million Merit Points.
He was slightly surprised when he heard the Merit Points were given by the Sect Leader of the Moon Illumination Sect.
He immediately realized that things were not as simple as that.
What a joke!
Giving each person a million Merit Points would add up to more than ten million Merit Points.
Even if the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect had more than enough Merit Points, it was impossible he would just freely give it away. Moreover, he had given it to a group of people who had just recently joined the sect.
Driven by his curiosity, Duan Ling Tian instantly went to see Bai Li Hong.
“Senior Brother, I heard the Sect Leader had given Uncle Feng and the others a million Merit Points each… What’s that about?” Duan Ling Tian asked bluntly when he saw Bai Li Hong.
Bai Li Hong smiled faintly when he saw the confusion on Duan Ling Tian’s face. “It’s nothing. The Sect Leader just wanted to compensate me. He knew I won’t accept it if he gives it to me directly so he came up with this method where I have no reason to reject it.”
“Sect Leader is compensating you?” Duan Ling Tian heard him and became more confused, “Why is he compensating you?”
“Because of Zhao Feng.” Bai Li Hong stared intently at Duan Ling Tian.
In the past few days, Bai Li Hong had mulled over that question a lot.
Was Zhao Feng’s death really a coincidence?
Although he did not think his junior brother had the strength to kill Zhao Feng, everything was too much of a coincidence.
In the past, it was not rare for Zhao Feng to leave the sect alone. However, nothing had ever happened.
This time, Zhao Feng had met with an accident when he was hunting down his junior brother. An accident that killed him.
Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrows after listening to Bai Li Hong. “I think I’ve heard of him before… He seems to be the master of Feng Fan whom I’ve killed.”
Although Duan Ling Tian seemed calm on the surface, he was affected inwardly.
‘It seems that Zhao Feng also had a Soul Pearl,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Recently, two pieces of news were widely spread out in the sect. Junior Brother, you’re unaware of it, right?” Bai Li Hong asked with a smile.
“What news?” Indeed, Duan Ling Tian was unaware because he had been in closed-door cultivation inside the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to try and break through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage. Although he had yet to break through, he had already arrived at the bottleneck.
Due to the fact that Feng Wu Dao and the others had not gone out recently, they were also unaware of the news. That was why they did not say anything to him about this.
Following that, Bai Li Hong told Duan Ling Tian about the two news.
Duan Ling Tian lifted his eyebrows. “I didn’t expect so much to happen while I was in closed-door cultivation… Who do you think the news came from, Senior Brother?”
“Is there even a need to guess?” Bai Li Hong narrowed his eye as his eyes gleamed coldly. It was as though he was waiting for a chance to devour that person.
“It’s true. There’s no need to guess.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
“As for the compensation from the Sect Leader, it has something to do with the rumors… A few days ago, the Sect Leader and Elder Qian Kong came to confirm if I have anything to do with the death of Zhao Feng,” Bai Li Hong began to recount what had happened a few days ago.
“Elder Qian Kong?” Duan Ling Tian questioned.
“He’s one of the Moon Illumination Sect’s Supreme Elder and one of the Saint Stage powerhouses in the sect,” Bai Li Hong explained.
Saint Stage powerhouses!
Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised. ‘Is he related to Zhao Feng?’
He would never believe there was no relation between Zhao Feng and Qian Kong if Zhao Feng’s death had driven Qian Kong to take such an extreme measure.
“I also didn’t expect Zhao Feng’s death would make Qian Kong apologize to me… To be able to make a Saint Stage powerhouse bow for his sake, the relationship between Zhao Feng and him is definitely not as simple as it seems. It’s impossible they’re not even master and disciple,” Bai Li Hong said with great certainty.
“Perhaps he was his illegitimate son,” Duan Ling Tian said casually, but he did not expect something he had uttered so casually as a joke was the truth.
“Senior Brother, you’re so fierce when you asked Qian Kong to swear on the lightning penalty oath… At that time, Qian Kong probably wanted to kill you, right?” Duan Ling Tian seemed to be smiling, but he was feeling quite heavy-hearted.
Bai Li Hong had done that to defend him. However, he could not even admit to Bai Li Hong that he had killed Zhao Feng.
“He naturally can’t wait to kill me!” Bai Li Hong sneered.
“It’s a pity the Sect Leader wouldn’t let him do it… Besides, even if he really kills me, his days in the Moon Illumination Sect wouldn’t be good. At that time, it was not only the Sect Leader, the other Saint Stage powerhouses in the sect would also be dissatisfied with him. He might be able to leave, but he’s not alone. He still has his descendants to consider.” Although Bai Li Hong made light of the situation, Duan Ling Tian could feel the danger Bai Li Hong was in at that time.
He felt touched but also afraid. If something really happened to Bai Li Hong because of him, he would never forgive himself.
“Senior Brother, there’s something I haven’t confessed to you,” Duan Ling Tian said to Bai Li Hong after he took a deep breath.
“I was the one who killed Zhao Feng.”
Duan Ling Tian’s words were like a bolt of lightning to Bai Li Hong.
His junior brother killed Zhao Feng?
Although he had originally suspected Zhao Feng’s death had something to do with his junior brother, he did not expect him to be the one who killed Zhao Feng. He had thought his junior brother had some secret background and had summoned a powerhouse to kill Zhao Feng.
Duan Ling Tian’s words made him realized how wrong he was.
Bai Li Hong was stunned for a while before he asked in disbelief, “Junior Brother, you… You really killed Zhao Feng?”
“Senior Brother, there’s no reason for me to lie to you. Before I left the sect, I had intentionally leaked the news of me returning to my hometown to bait Liu Huan. Who would’ve known Liu Huan did not come, but Zhao Feng came instead. It was completely out of my expectation,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“He really wanted to kill me. Unfortunately, he still died in my hands.”
“Junior Brother, you should tell Senior Brother about your plan in advance… Liu Huan did not go after you when you left because I was keeping an eye on him.”
Bai Li Hong said with a bitter smile, “Under my surveillance, how could he find a chance to go after you.”
“Senior Brother, you…” Bai Li Hong’s words rendered Duan Ling Tian speechless.
He had been thinking, there was no way Liu Huan would not come after him with his temperament. As it turned out, Senior Brother had obstructed Liu Huan’s way.
“Junior Brother, it’s better to discuss your future plans with Senior Brother first… Just in case I spoil your plans again,” Bai Li Hong said with a sigh, emphasizing on the word ‘Plans.’
“Senior Brother, I shouldn’t have hidden this from you.” Although Bai Li Hong did not blame him, Duan Ling Tian still felt bad.