Chapter 262: Secret at the Cliff
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
After warning the group of outer court disciples that had just entered the Seven Stars Sword Sect, Lu Qiu turned around and left.
Duan Ling Tian followed behind the group of outer court disciples as they went together to receive their sets of outer court disciple attires.
After getting his attire, Duan Ling Tian looked around his surroundings and was slightly surprised. “That Huo Xin is gone?”
He originally thought that now that Lu Qiu had left, based on the hostility that Huo Xin had towards him, he would probably make a move against him….
But now Huo Xin had vanished.
“Could it be that he noticed something?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly curious in his heart, and his first thought was that Huo Xin had noticed the he wasn’t so simple.
However, would that Huo Xin have such sight?
Duan Ling Tian was extremely doubtful in his heart.
“Perhaps he suddenly encountered an urgent matter,” Duan Ling Tian thought secretly in his heart.
However, since Huo Xin wasn’t present, Duan Ling Tian didn’t think over it any longer. He prepared to look for his place of residence and cultivation on Megrez Peak in the future….
He could imagine how some of the good places on Megrez Peak would have surely been already occupied by another.
So if he wanted to find a place with a good environment, then he must use martial prowess to seize it from the grasps of another.
This was something that Duan Ling Tian didn’t feel averse to.
The Cloud Continent was a world where the strong were respected, and it ran on the basis of survival of the fittest!
“My top priority right now is to find a good place.” Duan Ling Tian was clear in his heart that there was no point in thinking too much now, and he must first find a target before taking action.
“Hiss hiss~” Right at this moment, a burst of noise sounded out from beneath Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve. It was the two little pythons who had awakened from their slumber.
Duan Ling Tian walked into a remote area of Megrez Peak, then he let the two little fellows out….
In the next moment, his pupils couldn’t help but constrict at first glance of the two little fellows.
“Hiss hiss~” The two little pythons shook their heads and flicked their tails at Duan Ling Tian, and their pairs of gold and silver eyes flickered with a sheen of complacency.
“You two little fellows actually broke through?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless. He remembered clearly that this morning when he left Black Bamboo City, these two little fellows were only at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage….But just now, his sharp Spiritual Force perceived that these two little pythons had broken through.
Broken through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
A trace of complacency flashed within the eyes of the two little pythons when they saw Duan Ling Tian being surprised. They flicked their tails then opened their mouths to reveal sharp teeth that flickered with an icy-cold lustre, as if trying to tell something to Duan Ling Tian….
Duan Ling Tian vaguely guessed what the two little fellows meant, and he asked uncertainly, “You two want to get even with Little Gold?”
The two little fellows nodded like humans, their movements identical as if they had virtually rehearsed it….
Duan Ling Tian chuckled to himself, as he never expected that he would really understand what the two little fellows wanted to express. “Little Black, Little White….You two temporarily might not be able to get even with Little Gold.”
The two little fellows became restless when they heard this, and they transformed into two bolts of lightning that flashed out as if they were searching all around for something.
In the end, they returned back to Duan Ling Tian’s hand in disappointment, and their eyes stared at Duan Ling Tian as if they were asking him something.
“Little Gold is with Ke Er, and Ke Er isn’t by my side.” Duan Ling Tian shrugged, then he shook his head as he consoled in a light voice, “Alright, I’ll bring the two of you to look for it when I’m free….”
As he spoke, Duan Ling Tian put the two little pythons that had faces full of reluctance back into his sleeve.
He was slightly helpless towards the grudges the two little fellows bore towards Little Gold, and at the same time, he silently mourned for the little gold mouse….
Unless the little gold mouse broke through as well, it’d impossible for it to be a match for Little Black and Little White.
“Megrez Peak is so big, I wonder where a good place for cultivating is.” Duan Ling Tian walked up the peak for some time, and all the way he saw many sunken gorges on the mountain, but he wasn’t really interested in these gorges.
There was practically no light within these gorges, and they could be said to be in complete darkness within….
Unknowingly, Duan Ling Tian noticed that he’d already arrived at the peak of Megrez peak.
There was no railing to hold on to at the peak, and with a single mistake, one might fall down the bottomless chasm and be shattered until nothing remains of one’s self….
Standing on the peak, what entered his eyes was boundless clouds and mist, and his line of sight was completely obstructed.
“Looks like it isn’t an easy matter to find a suitable place of cultivation….So cold.” Duan Ling Tian could feel the cold wind that came at him from the front. It blew on him to the point that his body felt slightly cold, and he couldn’t help but tighten his clothes.
“I’ll go down and take a look. The place that chain bridge connects to is already near the peak of the mountain….There should be more choices below.” On his way up here, Duan Ling Tian had noticed some gorges that although were habitable, there were no people within. Obviously, those gorges were places that were rejected by everyone.
Right when Duan Ling Tian was about to walk down.
His sleeve expanded and black and white bolts of lightning flashed out.
“Little Black, Little White, what’re you two doing?” Duan Ling Tian noticed that the two little pythons actually stood at the side of the peak, and with a slight bit of carelessness, they would very likely directly fall down.
For a time, Duan Ling Tian expression completely went pale.
“Hiss hiss~” Unexpectedly, the two little pythons seemed to be completely unaware of their dangerous situation and instead turned around to flick their tongues at Duan Ling Tian.
“Two mischievous little fellows.” Duan Ling Tian was slightly helpless as he walked over, then he slapped out with his palm to directly grab the two little pythons in his hand. “Little Black, Little White, knock it off! Let’s hurry up and go down….Aren’t you two afraid of falling and being shattered into pieces?”
As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian glared at the two little pythons.
“Hiss hiss~” Unexpectedly, the two little fellows got restless again and directly struggled out of Duan Ling Tian’s hand and then returned to the side of the cliff. They nodded to Duan Ling Tian, then slapped their tails on the cliff a few times as if they were trying to express something to Duan Ling Tian.
“What do you two want to tell me?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. He looked at the two little pythons, then slightly stuck his head out to look at the cliff, but in the end he didn’t notice anything.
The other side of the cliff was incomparably precipitous. He could imagine that if he were to fall down from here, he would surely be shattered into pieces, and even a god that came down to the mortal world wouldn’t be able to save him.
“Hiss hiss~” In next to no time, a scene Duan Ling Tian never expected appeared. The two little python actually slid down along the side of the cliff and disappeared before his eyes.
“Little Black, Little White!” Duan Ling Tian’s face went ghastly pale, and he held on to the side of the cliff and stuck half of his body out. What entered his eyes were boundless clouds and mist, and the two little pythons had completely vanished.
“Little Black! Little White!” Duan Ling Tian’s expression was extremely unsightly, as over these few years, he’d long since taken these two little pythons as family and didn’t take them purely as fierce beasts.
Now they’d fallen down the cliff just like this?
A trace of melancholy appeared within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and extreme regret arose within his heart.
He shouldn’t have come to the peak of Megrez Peak. Now these two little fellows were gone just like that.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted, as he vaguely seemed to have heard something, like the sound of the two little pythons flicking their tongues.
However, when he lowered his head to look, he instead noticed that his vision was filled with clouds and mist, and there was no sign of the two little pythons.
“Could it be that I’m hallucinating?” A trace of doubt arose within Duan Ling Tian’s heart, and the more he thought about it, the more sure of it he was.
But these hallucinations are really too strange, right? It still hasn’t stopped?
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the cloud and mist in his vision dispersed, and the figures of the two little pythons appeared before his eyes.
It was precisely Little Black who’d swung its tail to clear away the clouds and mist.
Only now did Duan Ling Tian notice that on the other side of the precipitous cliff was actually a tilted tree that grew straight out of the cliff.
What was strange was that this tilted tree grew out of this desolate cliff, but it was actually lush and dark green, and it appeared to be full of vigor and vitality. Its thick trunk stuck into the side of the cliff and was firm like Mount Tai.
Before long, the clouds and mist floated over it again and once again obstructed Duan Ling Tian’s line of sight.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
This time, the two little pythons went berserk together and swung their tails to completely disperse the clouds and mist that were obstructing Duan Ling Tian’s line of sight.
The tilted tree once again appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Not only that, Duan Ling Tian also noticed that the two little pythons were signaling him to come down as well.
“You two little fellows….I’ll trust you two once, don’t make me die.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he stared fixedly at the tilted tree, then he stomped his feet and flew downwards to firmly stand on the trunk of the tilted tree.
Needless to say, this tilted tree was extremely firm. Duan Ling Tian’s body that was 1.8 meters tall and 150 plus pounds descending onto it actually didn’t cause the trunk to show signs of swaying in the slightest….
“Little Black, Little White, have you two noticed something?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the two little pythons with a wondering expressions. Now he’d realized that these two little pythons weren’t rash or out of their minds but had instead noticed something.
“Hiss hiss~” Little Black nodded to Duan Ling Tian, and its golden eyes stared at the cliff before it.
Little White’s silver eyes now stared fixedly at the cliff before it as well.
“Is there something here?” Duan Ling Tian stepped on the trunk of the tilted tree and walked forward slowly, then he touched the cliff with a bewildered expression.
A black bolt of lightning flashed by. It was Little Black who’d ran into the cliff.
“Little Black!” Duan Ling Tian’s face went grim. Even if Little Black was able to knock out a hole in the cliff, running into the cliff at such a speed would surely cause it to be knocked down the bottomless chasm by the force of rebound, and it would surely die.
However, in the next moment, the fear on Duan Ling Tian’s face disappeared and was replaced by astonishment.
Because Little Black’s body had actually drilled through to the back of the cliff and vanished before his eyes.
There was another small hole on the cliff.
Meanwhile, Little While moved as well and similarly went through the small hole in the cliff to enter it.
“Hiss hiss~” Right when Duan Ling Tian was still stunned, the sound of the two little pythons flicking their tongues sounded out through the small holes that they had drilled out.
“Could it be that there’s a hidden cave within?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted as he seriously sized up the cliff before him.
Before long, he noticed an inkling!