Chapter 278: Returning to the Seven Star Sword Sect
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
At this moment, Shao Fei was completely afraid.
Earlier, he dared go toe to toe with Duan Ling Tian because he’d never thought that Duan Ling Tian would have thoughts of killing him….
Now, the approaching death caused him to feel fear that came from the bottom of his heart!
He didn’t want to die!
Even though he was crippled, even though he would be unable to accomplish anything in the future, he still didn’t want to die.
Once he died, he would have nothing!
“I beg you…. Duan Ling Tian, I beg you! Don’t kill me, don’t kill me….” Shao Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian and hysterically wailed as he ceaselessly pleaded for mercy.
His face was incomparably ghastly pale, and he only hoped that Duan Ling Tian would show mercy and let him off.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a cold smile. He never imagined that this Shao Fei would be a contemptible wretch that only seemed strong on the outside. This caused Duan Ling Tian to be contemptuous towards Shao Fei from the bottom of his heart.
If Shao Fei had maintained his arrogant appearance from earlier, he might have still respected Shao Fei slightly.
Now…. he even lacked the interest to kill Shao Fei.
Even though it was so, he knew that if not for himself, he would still kill Shao Fei for the sake of Shi Lan and Hu Li.
This Shao Fei will eventually be a scourge so long as he lives.
Shao Fei moved his target onto Shi Lan and Hu Li when he noticed Duan Ling Tian being completely indifferent, and he pleaded with a trembling voice, “Shi Lan, Hu Li, the incident from before was completely my fault, it’s all my fault! I beg the two of you, I beg the two of you…. Ask Duan Ling Tian to let me off, please! I don’t want to die, I really don’t want to die…. I beg the two of you…. ”
“Hmph!” Hu Li coldly swept Shao Fei with his gaze, then he paid no further attention to him.
Shi Lan’s gaze was complicated, and a trace of being unable to bear the sight of Shao Fei being killed appeared on her face.
Shao Fei noticed Shi Lan’s expression, and a trace of a light of hope arose deep within his eyes, then he struggled as he tumbled before Shi Lan, causing his entire face to be bloodied.
Shao Fei raised his head that was covered in blood and revealed traces of regret as he looked at Shi Lan. “Shi Lan, I beg of you…. Save me, I beg of you! I really don’t want to die, I really don’t want to die, I beg of you!”
As he pleaded for mercy, Shao Fei fiercely knocked his forehead onto the floor and quickly poured out a pool of blood.
Duan Ling Tian frowned when he saw this scene. He was deeply afraid that Shi Lan would really be deceived by Shao Fei. His face instantly sank as he said, in a low voice, “Shao Fei, do you think that self-torture is of any use?”
“Shi Lan, I beg you, I beg you!” However, Shao Fei seemed as if he had not heard what Duan Ling Tian said, and he ceaselessly kowtowed to Shi Lan with a face that revealed traces of melancholy. “Help me for the sake of all the times I’ve helped you and Hu Li in the past…. I really don’t want to die!”
“Shao Fei, you helped us? Which time did you not choose the things first when you entered the primeval forest with us, and which time did you not choose the most valuable materials first?” Hu Li’s face sank when he heard Shao Fei.
“Why talk so much nonsense with him? Just slice his throat.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was slightly cold as he took a large stride forward, and the three-foot-long blade in his hand flickered with a cold luster….
“Shi Lan!” Shao Fei’s face went deathly pale when he noticed Duan Ling Tian walking over, and he looked at Shi Lan, making his last effort to plea with a face full of melancholy. “I really don’t want to die…. Save me, save me! I swear, so long as you all don’t kill me, I’ll absolutely not look for trouble with all of you in the future, and I won’t ask my older brother to look for trouble with all of you either!”
Duan Ling Tian sneered. Could a swear that was made by such an atrocious person while facing the threat of death be trusted?
At any case, he didn’t believe it!
“Duan Ling Tian.” Suddenly, a voice sounded out. It was Shi Lan who spoke.
Duan Ling Tian frowned, then he looked at Shi Lan. “Shi Lan, you don’t really believe his nonsense, right? This person can’t be spared; he’ll only be a scourge if he’s spared.”
Shi Lan took a deep breath, then she looked at Shao Fei’s face that was completely tainted with blood and sighed as she faintly said, “Duan Ling Tian, what Shao Fei did today is indeed difficult to forgive…. But the three of us are fine after all, whereas Shao Fei had a leg severed. I believe he’s already received his lesson. Let him off, OK?”
Shao Fei’s eyes lit up when he heard Shi Lan pleading on his behalf, and looked at Duan Ling Tian, taking advantage of the opportunity. “Duan Ling Tian, I’ll surely not look for trouble with all of you again, surely!”
“Let him go?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Shao Fei, then frowned. “Shi Lan, it doesn’t make a difference to me if we let him off…. But he’ll always be an unstable factor for the two of you. Your decision will very likely bring trouble for you and Hu Li.”
“Duan Ling Tian, I know you’re concerned about me and Hu Li…. But Shao Fei has already sworn earlier,” Shi Lan added.
A bitter smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth. Shi Lan actually believed Shao Fei’s swear?
Duan Ling Tian looked at Hu Li, and asked, “Hu Li, what do you think?”
Hu Li went silent, as he was moved by Shi Lan’s words as well. He then looked at Shao Fei’s leg that was torn off by the Savage Leopard and sighed before looking at Duan Ling Tian and shaking his head.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian understood what Hu Li meant.
“Never mind…. Since the two of you want to show compassion, then I won’t play the part of a villain.” Duan Ling Tian sighed, then he put away the grade seven spirit sword that was in his hand, and his gaze slowly descended onto Shao Fei.
Shao Fei couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said. When he saw Duan Ling Tian put away the three-foot-long blade, he collapsed powerlessly on the ground with eyes that were suffused with joy from survival.
“Shao Fei!” Duan Ling Tian’s voice was cold and indifferent like ice, causing Shao Fei to shudder. He looked at Duan Ling Tian with lingering fear.
He didn’t dare spear harshly before Duan Ling Tian.
He already knew that although this Duan Ling Tian was young, he was extremely decisive and vicious in conduct….
Earlier, if it wasn’t for Shi Lan and Hu Li both not wanting to kill him, it would be impossible for him to survive now.
“I’m warning you…. After we return, don’t get any ideas! Otherwise, I’ll surely make you die a graveless death!” As Duan Ling Tian spoke, a terrifying, bloodthirsty killing intent arose from Duan Ling Tian’s body to envelop Shao Fei, oppressing Shao Fei to the point that his face went pale and his eyes emitted terror….
No matter what, Shao Fei was unable to imagine how this young man that looked around 20 would be able to possess such a terrifying killing intent!
How many people has he actually killed?!
He didn’t dare imagine it!
“Are the two of you continuing into the primeval forest, or returning?” When Duan Ling Tian looked at Shi Lan and Hu Li, the killing intent on his face vanished, replacing it was a warm smile.
“Let’s return.” Shi Lan slightly lacked the mood to continue, as today’s incident caused her to feel exhausted.
Hu Li nodded in agreement.
“Then let’s return!” Duan Ling Tian nodded, then he walked shoulder to shoulder with Shi Lan and Hu Li as they turned around to walk towards the outside of the primeval forest.
As for Shao Fei, after the figures of Duan Ling Tian’s group of three disappeared before his eyes, he relied on the grade seven spirit sword in his hand to support his body as he stood up.
Then used the grade seven spirit sword in place of his severed leg, to slowly walk out of the primeval forest.
He understood in his heart that with his current condition, continuing to stay here was absolutely courting death.
“Duan Ling Tian, Shi Lan, Hu Li…. I, Shao Fei, will absolutely not let all of you live comfortably! All of you, wait to receive the wrath of my older brother!” Shao Fei wiped off the blood stains on his face, and traces of killing intent and hatred flashed within his eyes.
The current Shao Fei was like a completely different person from the Shao Fei who pleaded for mercy earlier.
Outside the primeval forest.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three let out a breath of relief, as after leaving the primeval force, there was no need to continue being vigilant of fierce beasts.
Their strained nerves had all relaxed.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re too formidable! Your current age ought to be only around 20, right?” Shi Lan looked at Duan Ling Tian with a face full of admiration and adoration.
“I’ll be 20 in another month.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he nodded.
20 in another month?
What Duan Ling Tian said caused Shi Lan and Hu Li to be petrified instantly.
Even though they’d once suspected that Duan Ling Tian might not be 20… when they really heard Duan Ling Tian admit it himself, their hearts couldn’t help but tremble like raging waves arising on the surface of a calm sea. They were unable to calm down even after a long time.
Not 20 yet, fifth level of the Origin Core Stage!
It seemed that even the word “monstrous” wasn’t enough to describe such natural talent.
“Abnormal!” Hu Li pondered for a long time and finally gave Duan Ling Tian this word.
Duan Ling Tian touched his nose in embarrassment.
Looks like no matter where he went, he was unable to avoid being implicated with the word abnormal.
“Duan Ling Tian, how the heck do you cultivate?” Shi Lan was filled with shock towards Duan Ling Tian being able to attain such achievements at such an age, but she was even more curious about Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation experience.
“I don’t know either…. I casually cultivated and I cultivated to this extent.” Duan Ling Tian shrugged, then he shook his head and smiled.
“Shi Lan, within the Cloud Continent, the natural talent of martial artists are different…. Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent is absolutely the first-rate type. This is something we can’t get no matter how much we admire it.” Hu Li shook his head, as he knew his limitations.
“Even though it’s like that, this difference is too big, right?” Shi Lan blinked her beautiful eyes that were filled with elegance as she looked at Duan Ling Tian with a face full of jealousy and envy.
Before long, their group of three returned to the foot of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s main peak, Dubhe Peak.
“Shi Lan, Hu Li…. You two shouldn’t have let that Shao Fei off today. I have the feeling that he won’t let the matter go.” Duan Ling Tian recalled the matter from earlier and was slightly regretful in his heart. He should have slit Shao Fei’s throat earlier, then he wouldn’t have to have so many worries like he did now.
“Duan Ling Tian, that Shao Fei indeed deserves death. But his appeared earlier was really too pitiable, and we didn’t receive any harm…. I think his offense doesn’t warrant death.” Shi Lan faintly sighed, and her eyes revealed a trace of an emotional luster.
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
Are all women so emotional?
“Duan Ling Tian, I know you’re worried about us…. But within the Seven Star Sword Sect, it may be presumed that Shao Fei and his older brother wouldn’t dare act rashly.” Hu Li lightly smiled to Duan Ling Tian.
“I hope so.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. Milk was already spilled, and thus it was of no use for him to continue thinking about it.
Moreover, even if he went back now, it would probably be difficult to find Shao Fei again.