Chapter 419: Sly Old Fox
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Within the spacious hall in the Ancient River Trading Company.
Everyone from the Seven Star Sword Sect including Duan Ling Tian were gathered together.
“Duan Ling Tian, you truly concealed yourself deeply… If I didn’t see the personally written letter from the Sect Leader, I still wouldn’t know that you’ve only joined the Seven Star Sword Sect for less than three years, yet you’ve done so many outstanding things!” Feng Ping’s eyes lit up like an array of stars when he saw Duan Ling Tian again, and his face bloomed into a warm smile.
Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
He knew clearly in his heart that since Feng Ping obtained the letter personally written by the Sect Leader, then Feng Ping would surely know of his past.
Most importantly, his identity was already confirmed without a doubt.
Feng Ping’s words caused the other two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples to have bewildered expressions.
“Elder Feng Ping, shouldn’t you tell us the content of the letter personally written by the Sect leader?”
“Yeah, we’re interested in Duan Ling Tian’s deeds as well.”
The two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples looked at Feng Ping as they asked curiously.
“You two little fellows.” Feng Ping shook his head and smiled, and he was just about to speak when he was interrupted.
“Duan Ling Tian, inner court disciple of the Seven Star Sword Sect. He only entered the Seven Star Sword Sect for less than a year when he killed the number one disciple in the outer court, Shi Hao, and became the new number one disciple in the outer court at the age of 22. One year later, he killed the first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple, Liu Shi Ge, with a cultivation at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage.”
“Not long ago at the Martial Competition of the five great sects, he defeated the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Saber Young Master, Long Yun, and seized the supreme glory of first place in the Martial Competition for the Seven Star Sword Sect!”
It was Zhao Yu who’d taken a step forward and finished saying it in one go, causing both the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples to be dumbstruck.
Although they know Duan Ling Tian’s strength was formidable, they never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would have such shocking achievements in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
He’d simply written history in the Seven Star Sword Sect!
For a time, the gazes they shot at Duan Ling Tian was even more reverent.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed that after Zhao Yu finished speaking, Zhao Yu looked at him with a sincere expression. “I was unable to confirm your identity as inner court disciple that day, so I said some things that aren’t so good… I hope you don’t take it to heart.”
“Elder Zhao Yu, please don’t mention it.” Duan Ling Tian naturally replied with a smile when he saw Zhao Yu being so courteous.
Looks like this Zhao Yu isn’t as deplorable as his son…
As an elder of the Seven Star Sword Sect, he actually was willing to lower his head and apologize to an inner court disciple. This was hard to come by.
“You unfilial son, have you forgotten what I told you on the way here? Are you still not going to apologize?” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Zhao Yu moved his gaze onto Zhao Lei, and it seemed to contain slight rage mixed within.
Zhao Lei took a deep breath and looked at Duan Ling Tian, then lowered his head. “Duan Ling Tian, the incident before is my fault… I shouldn’t have done that. As for the incident that happened afterwards, it was all brought upon me by myself! In the future, I won’t bear a grudge at you any longer, I hope you can let bygones be bygones.”
What Zhao Lei said caused Duan Ling Tian to be completely stunned.
His first thought was that Zhao Yu had forced Zhao Lei to say this…
But, no matter what the process was, since Zhao Lei had said these words, it was undoubtedly an extra slight intention of admitting his mistakes.
He wasn’t a savage and unreasonable person, so he smiled lightly. “Senior Brother Zhao lei. Although this incident started because of you, but the way I solved it in the end was slightly extreme… Sorry.”
Zhao Lei nodded and silently withdrew himself.
“Now everything is fine, the sky has cleared up after the storm… Duan Ling Tian is an inner court disciple of our Seven Star Sword Sect without a doubt!” Feng Ping laughed loudly and was extremely happy.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Ping and Zhao Yu as he slowly said, “Elder Feng Ping, Elder Zhao Yu… I have something I want to tell both of you in advance.”
“What is it?”
Feng Ping and Zhao Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian with an expression as if they would solve anything he needed help with.
“It’s like this… I plan to leave the Ancient City of Everlast and wander about myself for some time,” Duan Ling Tian said without beating around the bush in the slightest.
This plan was something he’d decided two months ago before he’d followed the merchant group on the journey.
Now, since his identity was already confirmed, it was also the time for him to leave.
He kept having the feeling that staying in the Ancient City of Everlast wouldn’t be able to provide him with the effect of gaining experience and tempering…
Perhaps, wandering about by himself might be able to provide better experience and tempering.
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Feng Ping to frown. “Duan Ling Tian, the Sect Leader asked you to come here because he hoped that you’d be able to obtain experience and tempering here… Not only that, I think the reason the Sect Leader made this decision is because you have the care of me and Elder Zhao Yu in the Ancient City of Everlast, so even if you encounter any dangers, it would be easily solved.”
“Exactly, Duan Ling Tian, if you go out wandering alone, then if you encounter any danger or something happens to you, then how would we explain it to the Sect Leader?” Zhao Yu nodded and agreed with Feng Ping’s words.
“Elders, don’t worry, I’ll act according to my ability and will absolutely not be rash.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, with an expression as if he’d made up his mind.
Feng Ping and Zhao Yu didn’t say anything further when they saw Duan Ling Tian was so persistent…
Feng Ping warned with a serious expression. “Duan Ling Tian, you must pay attention to your safety when you’re outside… You must know that you’re not only a single person right now, but you carry the future of the Seven Star Sword Sect.”
“Yes, you must be careful,” Zhao Yu said as well.
“Don’t worry Elders, I will.” Duan Ling Tian nodded then said, “Since it’s like this, I’ll leave right away…”
“There’s no rush.” Zhao Yu lightly smiled and stopped him. “Duan Ling Tian, you’ve just returned today and you’re fatigued from travel… Let us father and son be the host tonight. All of you will go have a proper meal in a restaurant and you can leave tomorrow. How about it?”
“That’s fine as well.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t suspect anything and nodded.
A day earlier or a day later was of no big difference to him.
“Then we’ll slaughter Elder Zhao Yu properly tonight.” Feng Ping joked.
For a time, the spacious hall was filled with laughter.
That night, Zhao Yu and Zhao Lei set a banquet and everyone from the Seven Star Sword Sect that was guarding the Ancient River Trading Company branch were gathered together.
“This table of food is for us father and son to make an apology, and to send off Duan Ling Tian.” Zhao Yu raised the wine cup in his hand, then glared at Zhao Lei before toasting Duan Ling Tian together.
“Elder Zhao Yu, you’re too courteous, friends are often made after a fight.” Duan Ling Tian light smiled as he nodded, then raised his wine cup to toast Zhao Yu and Zhao Lei.
In next to no time, Feng Ping and the other two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples joined in.
The six of them drank until deep into the night before returning.
“Duan Ling Tian, we’ll drink again when you return.” Zhao Yu smiled to Duan Ling Tian, then carried up Zhao Lei who was knocked out from too much wine and returned to his own small courtyard.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian replied then left shoulder to shoulder with Feng Ping and headed towards a different direction from Elder Zhao Yu.
Duan Ling Tian returned to his own small courtyard after bidding farewell to Feng Ping.
Once he returned to his small courtyard, Duan Ling Tian’s drunk appearance vanished, and his originally muddy eyes had returned to clarity.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, that Zhao surnamed pair of father and son suddenly became so nice, they’re surely planning something…” The voice transmission of the little gold mouse entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“Little Gold, I never expected that you were even able to notice this.” Duan Ling Tian pulled out the little golf mouse from within his sleeve and lightly combed her hair, his eyes flickering with a frightful sheen. “The sly old fox, Zhao Yu, ability to act isn’t bad at all, even I was nearly deceived. Unfortunately, that useless son of his gave it away long ago!”
Earlier, when they were still at the hall of the Ancient River Trading Company, he’d noticed an inkling from Zhao Lei, and when Zhao Yu suggested that he leave the next day, he felt something was off even more strongly.
Zhao Yu seemed more like he was delaying for time.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, why don’t we seize the opportunity to leave deep in the night?” The little gold mouse suggested.
“It’s alright, we’ll leave tomorrow… Let me see what tricks Zhao Yu has up his sleeve!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes went cold and the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer of disdain.
At practically the exact same moment, at a small courtyard on the other side of the Ancient River Trading Company’s large courtyard, a bright light flashed within Zhao Yu’s muddy eyes, and he didn’t seem drunk in the slightest anymore.
At the same time, Zhao Lei who Zhao Yu put down woke up as well, and he had a sober expression.
Was this even a person who was knocked out from getting drunk?
“Father, since Duan Ling Tian is leaving tomorrow, then you can follow him and kill him tomorrow. So long as we kill him and seize the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll in his possession, then our good days will be arriving!” As he finished speaking, Zhao Lei had an excited expression.
“No… Zhao Yu shook his head. “When he leaves tomorrow, not only will I not follow him, I’ll even go look for Elder Feng Ping to have tea.”
Zhao Lei was dumbstruck. “Father, wouldn’t he get away if you don’t follow him?”
“Lei, if I follow him, then once the matter of him being killed was exposed and I wasn’t at the Ancient River Trading Company’s branch… Then if the sect really investigates the matter, they would surely suspect me! So, I’ll look for Elder Feng Ping to have tea tomorrow. Once the sect investigates the matter, Elder Feng Ping can be a witness for me that it was impossible for me to go follow Duan Ling Tian.” Zhao Yu’s face revealed a smile that was sly like a fox.
“In this way, there’s indeed no risk at all. But… What about that Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll? If we let Duan Ling Tian get away this time, we don’t know if we’ll still be able to find such a good opportunity in the future.” Zhao Lei frowned with an unwilling expression.
“Lei.” Zhao Yu sighed, then stretched his hand out to point at his own brain. “Sometimes, you have to use your brain to think more… I’m not going to follow Duan Ling Tian to pursue and kill him to seize the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t ask someone else to kill him and seize the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll.”
“It doesn’t matter who killed him to us… What’s most important is that Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll!”
Zhao Lei’s gaze lit up when he heard Zhao Yu. “Father, you’ve thought it out perfectly!”