Chapter 488: Bleeding Heart
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
That day, when Xia Guang’s father, the Vice President of the entire Jade Magnolia Trading Company, Xia Dou, appeared before him, he knew that it was the Black Wind City’s Ma Clan that had sold him out!
If it wasn’t for that, it was impossible for anyone to know that he’d killed Xia Guang.
“Ma Clan… Since you dislike having so much money, then I’ll help you properly spend it.” An evil smile appeared at the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
He still remembered that when he asked the Ma Clan to produce 10 million gold, the Ma Clan readily sent it to him that night itself.
Presumably, the Ma Clan had operated in the Black Wind City for many years and possessed quite a great deal of accumulated wealth.
At the gate of the Ma Clan Estate, four Ma Clan disciples stood separately on either side like gate guardians.
Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the plaque on the gate of the Ma Clan Estate. When he saw the exquisitely engraved words ‘Ma Clan’ on it, he knew that he didn’t come to the wrong place.
Duan Ling Tian took a large stride forward and directly walked towards the Ma Clan Estate.
“Who are you?!”
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian arrived at the gate, he was stopped by the four Ma Clan disciples as expected, and the four Ma Clan disciples had fierce gazes as they stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the four people before him then slowly opened his mouth.
“F**k off!” A loud shout that contained thick Origin Energy mixed within tore apart the sky as it pierced into the ears of the four Ma Clan disciples.
Instantly, the four Ma Clan disciples felt a piercing pain in their ear drums, and the eardrums of the two of them with comparatively lower cultivation were directly broken from the shock, causing fresh blood to spray out as they emitted shrill cries.
Although the other two didn’t have such exaggerated consequences, their faces were still ghastly pale.
When they saw the violet clothed young man overbearingly taking another stride forward, they didn’t dare obstruct him once more and hurriedly moved aside.
At this moment, they could feel the rage that ceaselessly rose on this person.
If they continued to obstruct him, perhaps the violet clothed young man might directly attack them…
This was something that they didn’t doubt in the slightest.
This violet clothed young man wasn’t someone they could deal with.
“I’ll go around him and notify the Patriarch!” One of the Ma Clan disciples told the other three before entering the Ma Clan Estate and heading towards the other side.
After Duan Ling Tian walked into the Ma Clan Estate, he stopped a passing Ma Clan disciple and said indifferently, “Take me to your Ma Clan’s Audience Hall!”
This Ma Clan disciple saw Duan Ling Tian had extraordinary bearing and thought Duan Ling Tian was a guest of their Ma Clan. He didn’t dare delay as and respectfully brought Duan Ling Tian to outside the Ma Clan Audience Hall.
“Guest, you…” The Ma Clan disciple looked at Duan Ling Tian and he hadn’t finished speaking when he was interrupted by Duan Ling Tian.
“Alright, go call your Ma Clan’s Patriarch and all those Half-step Void Stage old goats over. Hmm, tell them that an old friend has come.”
Duan Ling Tian swept the Ma Clan disciple with his gaze, and while the Ma Clan disciple was still stunned, he’d seemed to have transformed into a gust of wind that blew into the Audience Hall before bluntly sitting on the wooden armchair at the head.
The Ma Clan disciple was dumbstruck when he saw this scene.
That seat seems to be the head seat that only our Ma Clan’s Patriarch has the qualifications to sit on, right?
When he thought of Duan Ling Tian’s words from before, his heart jerked. “He dares sit on the head seat in the Audience Hall that belongs to the Patriarch, and he dares to call the Ancestors as old goats… Looks like this guest’s identity isn’t simple! I have to quickly report this to the Patriarch and Ancestors.” The Ma Clan disciple thought in his heart, then hastily turned around to go look for their Ma Clan’s Patriarch and Ancestors.
Duan Ling Tian sat on the wooden armchair in the Ma Clan Audience Hall, and he grabbed the little gold mouse down and lightly stroked her back.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse felt comfortable to the point she let out a low cry, and her jade green eyes gradually closed.
Duan Ling Tian had a carefree expression and he quietly gazed at the outside of the Audience hall.
In the beginning, the outside of the Audience Hall was calm and tranquil, yet after 15 minutes, a string of footsteps sounded closer and closer.
Subsequently, numerous figures appeared within Duan Ling Tian’s field of vision.
The person in the lead was a middle aged man in silken robes. He emitted a slight dignified expression between his brows and he possessed extraordinary bearing.
Four old men followed closely behind the middle aged man, and there were also many other people that were obviously all the higher-ups of the Ma Clan.
The group of people walked into the Audience Hall in a formidable array.
“It’s you!” In next to no time, the gazes of the four old men that followed behind the middle aged man in the lead descended onto Duan Ling Tian and their faces became grim.
“Presumptuous! The seat of the Patriarch isn’t a place where a little kid like you can sit.” An explosive shout resounded out in the Audience Hall as a middle aged man that followed behind emitted had a gaze that emitted cold lights as his figure flashed out to pounce towards Duan Ling Tian, and his imposing manner shot into the sky like a rainbow.
The middle age man slapped out his palm, causing a palm print condensed from Origin Energy to appear and enveloped towards Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, 1,100 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out in tow in the sky.
This cultivation of this middle aged man was obviously at the eighth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
“Squeak squeak~” Right at the instant the middle aged man slapped out with his palm, a sharp cried resounded out.
In the next moment, the little gold mouse in Duan Ling Tian’s hand vanished.
The people present only saw a gold light shoot out from Duan Ling Tian’s hand, and its speed was so swift that is was astonishing.
“Ah!!” An enormous bang accompanied by a shrill cry that contained pain that shot into the heart sounded out abruptly.
Under the gazes of everyone present, the gold light smashed onto the middle aged man and directly knocked the middle aged man flying. He emitted shrill cries as he spat out a few mouthfuls of blood before fiercely descending to the ground and fainting.
However, no one looked at the middle aged man’s injuries now.
The gazes of everyone had descended onto the golden figure in the sky.
This was a little gold mouse that stood in the sky as she looked down upon the fainted middle aged man before turning around and transforming into a gold light to return to Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
“Four… Four thousand ancient mammoth silhouettes!” As they looked at the 4,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes that gradually dispersed in the sky after the little gold mouse left, the Ma Clan members present all became pale.
Subsequently, their gazes once again descended onto the hand of the violet clothed young man that sat at the head.
The little gold mouse closed her eyes in comfort and enjoyed the stroking of the violet clothed young man, and he seemed extremely alike to a cute and harmless pet mouse.
However, no one dared look at the little gold mouse as if they were looking at a pet now.
They knew that this was a demon beast, a third level Void Prying Stage demon beast!
“Everyone, long time no see.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze slowly descended onto the four old men behind the middle aged man in the lead and he grinned, revealing his snow white teeth.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s bright smile caused the four old men’s faces to go grim when they saw it.
“You… It…” The gazes of the four old men descended onto Duan Ling Tian and contained slight doubt and disbelief.
“Exactly, she’s that little gold mouse I bid for in the Ma Clan Auction House that day… Now that I speak about it, I still have to properly thank you Ma Clan. Otherwise, the two of us wouldn’t have the fate to meet.” Duan Ling Tian stroked the smooth back of the little gold mouse as he spoke slowly.
From the beginning until the end, he had a calm expression that didn’t contain any feelings.
The bodies of the four old men shook and the corners of their mouths curled into a bitter expression.
That little gold mouse from that day had actually transformed into a third level Void Prying Stage demon beast now?
Was this still a Goldfur Mouse?
“You… You’re that person from that day?” The middle aged man in the lead was curious earlier about how their Ma Clan would have offended a person that possessed a demon beast by his side.
But now, when he heard the words of the young man, he seriously sized up the young man for a moment and had finally recognized the young man.
Although it was the first time he’d seen the young man, he’d seen the portrait of the young man many times, and he had a deep impression of the young man.
He would never be able to forget the incident that occurred in the Ma Clan Auction House a few years ago.
Because of that incident, not only had a member of their Ma Clan died, an entire 10 million gold was extorted from them…
It was the first time their Ma Clan had encountered such a humiliation!
Whereas the initiator of all this was the young man that bought the infant Goldfur Mouse in the Ma Clan Auction House.
In other words, the person before him now!
“This third level Void Prying Stage demon beast is the infant Goldfur Mouse that was auctioned off in my Ma Clan Auction House that day?” The heart of the middle aged man, the Ma Clan’s Patriarch, ceaselessly bled.
If he knew earlier that this infant Goldfur Mouse was able to grow to such an extent in a short few years, then even if their Ma Clan had to expend an even greater price, even if they had to go bankrupt, he would still consume this infant Goldfur Mouse internally.
Even if the seller didn’t allow them to consume the infant Goldfur Mouse internally, they would bid for it!
Now, it had instead helped someone else.
The affairs of the world were difficult to foretell.
Who would have thought that the inconspicuous infant Goldfur Mouse from that day would grow to such a terrifying extent within a short few years?
Moreover, it was a third level Void Prying Stage demon beast!
“Looks like Patriarch Ma hasn’t forgotten me.” Duan Ling Tian sat on the seat at the head, and he had a calm expression as he looked at the middle aged man. Although it was the first time he’d met the middle aged man, Duan Ling Tian was still able to recognize him with a glance.
The middle aged man’s identity was readily able to be guessed since he was able to make the four old goats escort him like that…
He was surely the Ma Clan’s Patriarch, without a doubt!
“Patriarch Ma, I actually still have to thank you for gifting me 10 million gold all those years ago… I clearly remember the Ma Clan’s generosity.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Ma Clan’s Patriarch and a brilliant smile bloomed on his face.
However, when this smile entered into the eyes of all the Ma Clan higher-ups, it was no different than the smile of a devil.
“What exactly do you want?” The Ma Clan’s Patriarch gnashed his teeth. “Although it was my Ma Clan that was in the wrong that day, the culprit has already died after all… Not only that, my Ma Clan even gave you 10 million gold for this!”
“Besides that, you even obtained this variant Goldfur Mouse from my Ma Clan Auction House and obtained an extremely great benefit… What else do you want?!” As he finished speaking, the Ma Clan Patriarch’s voice contained traces of trembling mixed within.