Chapter 636: A Life Full of Misfortune
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Senior.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Grandma Xue and asked curiously. “When I was at the Feng Clan Estate’s entrance, I asked those few Feng Clan guards… They seemed to not know the existence of Tian Wu.”
This was something that deeply bewildered Duan Ling Tian even until now.
Feng Tian Wu was the daughter of the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao.
Logically speaking, she ought to be known by all in the Feng Clan.
But those Feng Clan guards seemed to have utterly never heard that the Feng Clan had a figure called Feng Tian Wu.
“This isn’t strange.” Grandma Xu shook her head and said slowly, “To a certain extent, the existence of the Young Miss isn’t acknowledged by our Feng Clan… In our Feng Clan, only the people by the side of the Eldest Master and Young Miss, and some Feng Clan higher-ups know of the existence of the Young Miss.”
“Since the beginning, the higher-ups of the Feng Clan have intentionally concealed the existence of the Young Miss to the outside world… So not to mention those guards and servants, even some young direct descendant disciples of the Feng Clan don’t know of the existence of the Young Miss.” As she finished speaking, Grandma Xue sighed.
“Why did the Feng Clan’s higher-ups want to do this?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“Because of the Feng Clan’s prestige.” Grandma Xu spoke slowly.
“Prestige?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly puzzled.
Could it be that Tian Wu’s existence was even able to affect the prestige of the Feng Clan?
What sort of argument was this?
“If Young Master Ling Tian is free, then this old lady will disturb Young Master Ling Tian for some time and allow Young Master Ling Tian to understand the reason behind this.” Suddenly, Grandma Xu had already sat down at the side.
“I’m free.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and he was filled with curiosity towards the reason behind this.
Meanwhile, Grandma Xue slowly spoke.
“Many years ago, there were two leading great clans beneath the Imperial Family in the Darkhan Dynasty… The two great clans were our Feng Clan and the Long Clan.
“Our Feng Clan and the Long Clan were like fire and water, and in the end, we’d even completely shed all pretenses and gave rise to a sanguinary slaughter… The two great clans started an unprecedented battle.
“At that time, the intensity of the battle between the two clans was utterly impossible to be imagined by ordinary people… The higher-ups of both clans had even vowed that they would annihilate the others and completely exterminate the bloodline of the other clan!”
“Thirty years ago, our Feng Clan killed a few Void Interpretation Stage experts of the Long Clan by way of a scheme, and from this moment onwards, our Feng Clan crushed them and almost annihilated them!”
“Right at this time, no one had expected that the son of our Feng Clan’s Patriarch, the Eldest Young Master of the Feng Clan, had actually saved the Third Young Miss of the Long Clan and was deeply in love with her.”
“When the Patriarch found out about this, it was already a few years later… At that time, our Feng Clan’s Eldest Young Master and the Long Clan’s Third Young Miss had already given birth to a daughter. At that time, the Patriarch was angered to death.”
“The Long Clan’s Third Young Miss blamed herself and chose to commit suicide… At that time, only a single bloodline remained of the Long Clan, and that was…” When Grandma Xue spoke up to here, she’d already started lamenting repeatedly.
“It’s Tian Wu, right?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Yes.” Grandma Xue nodded.
“As expected.” Duan Ling Tian had a complicated gaze.
When Grandma Xue told this story, he’d guessed that the Eldest Young Master of the Feng Clan in the story was Feng Wu Dao, and the Third Young Miss of the Long Clan was Tian Wu’s mother.
Tian Wu possessed the bloodline of the Long Clan and the Feng Clan…
“What happened after that? Was it City Governor Feng that was able to protect Tian Wu?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
After arriving at this world for a long time, he possessed a certain level of understanding towards the things in this world.
A great clan like this Feng Clan paid extremely great regard to their prestige.
That Feng Clan’s Patriarch was angered to death because he felt his own son had brought shame to the Feng Clan, and it was his fault for not educating his son properly.
Duan Ling Tian could imagine that after the death of Tian Wu’s mother, all the Feng Clan higher-ups would surely sever the last strand of bloodline of the Long Clan for the sake of the vow that the Feng Clan had once made.
“No.” Grandma Xue shook her head and sighed. “At that time, although the Eldest Young Master’s strength was at the top amongst those of the same generation, he wasn’t the match of that group of old fellows… At that time, it was the Lord Diviner and Elder Kong that interfered and protected the Young Miss’s life”.
“But, since that day, the Feng Clan higher-ups came to an agreement… They would not allow others to know all this. Moreover, the Young Miss was concealed within the Feng Clan to follow by the side of the former Eldest Young Master who is the current Eldest Master and live in seclusion.
“It’s precisely because of this that few people within the Feng Clan know of the existence of the Young Miss.” Grandma Xu finished speaking in one go.
Duan Ling Tian let out a long sigh. “I truly never imagined that Tian Wu had such a complicated past… Does Tian Wu know about all this?”
“No.” Grandma Xue shook her head, and her expression gradually became serious. “Young Master Ling Tian, no matter what, you must not mention it to the Young Miss… Otherwise, I’m afraid it will be difficult for the Young Miss to accept it.”
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded seriously.
He could imagine that if Feng Tian Wu found out about this, she would probably be overwhelmed with grief.
Her own grandfather was killed by her own father and mother, whereas, her own mother had committed suicide because of the death of her grandfather…
Most importantly, half of the bloodline within her body belongs to the Long Clan, whereas, the Long Clan was wiped out by the Feng Clan!
If Tian Wu was allowed to find out the truth about all this, how should she decide?
It was difficult for Duan Ling Tian to imagine.
So, up until now, the best way to deal with it was to never allow Tian Wu to know of this secret.
“She’s really a girl with a life full of misfortune… Her birth is so pitiable, and she even possesses that Fire Spirit Body.” At this moment, the pity Duan Ling Tian felt for Feng Tian Wu grew in his heart.
“Young Master Ling Tian, the Young Miss will be participating in the Dynasty Martial Competition this time as well… At that time, the Young Miss will officially make an appearance before everyone!” When Grandma Xu spoke up to here, her face revealed a rare smile.
“The Feng Clan’s higher-ups are willing to allow Tian Wu to make an appearance in public?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“It’s not up to them now.” Grandma Xu spoke slowly, and she revealed strong confidence between her brows.
Not up to them?
Duan Ling Tian was first stunned, and then he reacted and had guessed the meaning within Grandma Xu’s words.
“Looks like, the current City Governor Feng doesn’t have to care about that group of Feng Clan higher-ups any longer… But, even if Tian Wu makes an appearance in public, her identity ought to be intentionally concealed.” This was something that Duan Ling Tian could be sure of.
He believed that as the father of Tian Wu, and for the sake of Tian Wu, Feng Wu Dao would absolutely not allow Tian Wu to know of her origins.
Bu, he could be sure of one thing, and that from this time onwards, Tian Wu, who was the only daughter of the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, would be known to all and receive both honor and love…
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian was happy for Tian Wu as well.
Tian Wu finally didn’t have to conceal herself any longer.
“I hope this little girl with a life full of misfortunate is able to find a way to deal with her Fire Soul Body… Presently, my true age is soon to arrive at the age of 30. But up until now, there isn’t a sign of awakening an innate Spirit Body.” Duan Ling Tian sighed to himself.
Although he’d been affirmed as the man that was in Feng Tian Wu’s destiny, up until now, he had utterly no way of helping Feng Tian Wu remove the latent threat of her Fire Spirit Body.
“Perhaps, that prophecy is an utter mistake.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Young Master Ling Tian, why don’t you stay here first and wait for the Eldest Master and the Young Miss to return?” Grandma Xu suggested.
“There’s no need.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “I have a place to stay… Since City Governor Feng and Feng Tian Wu will return before the Dynasty Martial Competition, then I’ll naturally have the chance to meet them at that time.”
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells and left.
Grandma Xue sent Duan Ling Tian all the way to the entrance of the Feng Clan Estate, and it caused the group of Feng Clan guards at the entrance to be dumbstruck.
Only when Grandma Xue left and Duan Ling Tian’s figure vanished before their eyes did they recover from their shock.
“Senior Xue actually personally sent this Young Master out… Who exactly is he?”
“As someone by the Eldest Master’s side, Senior Xu had already been living in seclusion, and even the group of Young Masters and Young Misses in the clan were completely ignored by Senior Xu… This young man is instead able to make her treat him like this. It’s truly shocking.”
Many Feng Clan guards whispered in discussion, whereas, the Feng Clan guard that brought Duan Ling Tian in earlier instead maintained a calm expression from the beginning until the end.
He wasn’t surprised by everything that happened earlier.
Because he’d long since perceived the respectful attitude the old lady had towards the violet clothed young man.
“Although I didn’t see City Governor Feng and Tian Wu, but I found out about Tian Wu’s origins from my visit to the Feng Clan this time, so I can’t be considered to have come for nothing.” After he left the Feng Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian intended to return to the estate the Darkstone Empire bought in the Darkhan Dynasty’s capital.
When he passed a restaurant, there just happened to be two middle aged men that passed by Duan Ling Tian.
The conversation between the two men attracted Duan Ling Tian’s attention.
“The Zhang Clan is probably going to make a great show this time… The Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master that just returned has already broken through to the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage at such a young age, and it’s truly shocking.”
“Supposedly, that Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master has already touched the threshold of the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage… When the Dynasty Martial Competition begins, he has the chance of breaking through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage!”
“Looks like the Zhang Clan will surely be able to obtain a position to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time.”
Zhang Clan Eldest Young Master?
For a time, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but recall that Big Brother Zhang, Zhang Shou Yong, that he’d been with for some time.
“Big Brother Zhang seems to be a member of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital’s Zhang Clan… Could it be that the Zhang Clan Eldest Young Master they mentioned is Big Brother Zhang?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up, and at the same time, he walked out in large strides to stop the two people that were discussing animatedly.
“What’re you doing?” When they saw someone block their path, the two middle aged men’s expression were extremely unsightly.