Chapter 644: A Spirit Fruit Appears Again
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Qiong, why are you in such a hurry?” Zhang Shou Yong couldn’t refrain from asking curiously when he saw Wang Qiong panting for breath as she returned hastily.
Wang Qiong panted heavily as she said, “Brother Yong, Father asked you to go over… The Grand Elder found a spirit fruit and intends to give it to you.”
“But Second Mother has brought along Second Brother to ask for that spirit fruit, and it caused Father to be in an extremely difficult position. So Father used a voice transmission to ask someone to notify me to ask you over.” Wang Qiong finished speaking in a single breath.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze lit up.
Since the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch wanted to the five the spirit fruit to Zhang Shou Yong, then that spirit fruit was undoubtedly a spirit fruit used by a Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
“Brother Ling Tian, looks like your luck isn’t bad.” Zhang Shou Yong smiled to Duan Ling Tian.
Before Wang Qiong could react and understand what exactly was going on, Zhang Shou Yong had called out to Duan Ling Tian and walked with large strides towards the center area of the Zhang Clan Estate.
The Zhang Clan Audience Hall was there.
All along the way, Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong walked side by side, and the guards and servants they met on the way bowed respectfully to Zhang Shou Yong.
“Eldest Young Master!” Even all the Zhang Clan disciples were respectful and reverent to Zhang Shou Yong.
With Big Brother Zhang’s natural talent and strength, it’s practically a done deal that he’ll inherit the position of Patriarch in the Zhang Clan. Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“If Big Brother Zhang hasn’t consumed that spirit fruit before, then you consume it yourself,” said Duan Ling Tian to Zhang Shou Yong.
Although he impatiently wanted a spirit fruit that was used by Void Initiation Stage martial artists, as the saying goes, a gentleman does not seize something that’s loved by another. If the spirit fruit was of use to Zhang Shou Yong, then he would truly be slightly unable to accept it.
“Brother Ling Tian, no matter if I’ve used that spirit fruit or not… I’ll still give it to you.” Zhang Shou Yong spoke sincerely.
This was his promise, a man’s promise.
The grade three spirit weapon Duan Ling Tian gave him was undoubtedly a great favor, and even if he used spirit fruits to return it, it would be difficult to fully repay Duan Ling Tian.
But he was still thinking of slowly returning it now.
Zhang Shou Yong’s resolution caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to refrain from feeling warm in his heart.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian followed behind Zhang Shou Yong to walk into the Zhang Clan Audience Hall.
The Zhang Clan Audience Hall was beautifully decorated and there were three people standing within.
One of them stood at a side.
The other two stood at the other side, and they stood facing the former.
The person that stood alone at the side was a dignified middle aged man that wore blue robes and exuded a dignified aura from between his brows.
He’s probably the Zhang Clan Patriarch. With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian guessed the identity of the dignified middle aged man, and the facts proved that Duan Ling Tian wasn’t wrong.
“Brother Ling Tian, this is my Father and the Patriarch of our Zhang Clan.” Zhang Shou Yong’s voice entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears in a timely manner.
“Patriarch Zhang.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch and lightly nodded in greeting.
The Zhan Clan’s Patriarch nodded to Duan Ling Tian. “You ought to be that friend of Yong’s, right? You possess such an amazing ability at such a young age, and it’s truly shocking.” As he finished speaking, the Patriarch’s gaze seemed to contain a deep meaning within it, and it caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to help but feel stifled.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the other two people in the Audience Hall.
A middle aged woman and a young man.
Presently, the two of them were glaring angrily at him, and if the flames of rage in their eyes could be sprayed out, it would have probably already burnt him into ash.
These two people weren’t unfamiliar to Duan Ling Tian; they were the Wife of the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch and the Second Young Master of the Zhang Clan, Zhang Shou Yong.
Presumably, the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch looked at me in that way because of the matter of me teaching Zhang Shou Yuan a lesson two months ago. At this moment, it wasn’t difficult for Duan Ling Tian to guess this.
“Patriarch Zhang, you’re too kind.” But, when faced with the Patriarchs words that contained a deep meaning, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged as he replied neither arrogantly or humbly.
This also caused Patriarch Zhang to greatly admire Duan Ling Tian, and he looked at Zhang Shou Yong and said, “Yong, you’ve made an extraordinary friend… I heard this friend of yours intends to participate in the Dynasty Martial Competition that’s held four months from now. I anticipate it extremely.”
“Brother Ling Tian will surely not let Father down.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded, and his words were filled with confidence to Duan Ling Tian.
“Father, I heard Grand Elder found a spirit fruit?” In next to no time, Zhang Shou Yong asked.
Practically the instant that Zhang Shou Yong finished speaking, the expressions of the nearby woman and Zhang Shou Yuan instantly darkened.
Both of them looked at each other, and they saw unwillingness in each other’s eyes.
“Dammit! How did he get the news so quickly?” The woman’s voice transmission was filled with a violent temper.
“Mother! I’m not resigned… If I’m able to obtain that spirit fruit, I’ll surely be able to break through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage in one go! At that time, I’ll surely be able to advance in the Dynasty Martial Competition and obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.” Zhang Shou Yuan’s voice transmission was filled with unwillingness.
“Yes.” When faced with Zhang Shou Yong’s question, the Patriarch nodded, and with a raise of his hand, a spirit fruit with flowing lights revolving atop it appeared in his hand.
Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes lit up when he saw this spirit fruit, yet beside him, the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth instead curled into a bitter smile.
He smiled bitterly for a reason none other than the fact that he’d already seen this spirit fruit, and not only that, he’d even consumed it once.
Spirit Void Fruit!
It was one of the two spirit fruits that the Milky Way City’s Treasure Gathering Pavilion’s Master, Xiang Ying, gave him as part of the deal they made.
When his cultivation approached the second level of the Void Initiation Stage, it was because he consumed the Spirit Void Fruit that he was able to break through to the third level of the Void Initiation Stage in one go.
So the Spirit Void Fruit was completely useless to him now.
But, Big Brother Zhang seems to have not consumed this Spirit Void Fruit before. At the same time that Duan Ling Tian was greatly disappointed, he noticed the burning gaze Zhang Shou Yong looked at the Spirit Void Fruit with, and that was the gaze of wishing for nothing more than to take it for himself.
But in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian saw Zhang Shou Yong withdraw his gaze.
At the same time, a clear voice transmission sounded out by his ears.
“Brother Ling Tian, once I obtain this spirit fruit, I’ll pass it to you… With the assistance of this spirit fruit, your cultivation will surely advance a step further.” It was precisely the voice transmission of Zhang Shou Yong.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned, completely and utterly stunned.
A moment ago, he’d perceived that Zhang Shou Yong hadn’t consumed the Spirit Void Fruit.
In the next moment, Zhang Shou Yong wanted to give the Spirit Void Fruit to him.
For a time, Duan Ling Tian felt his heart was filled with warmth.
Big Brother Zhang is indeed a friend worthy of building a deep friendship with. Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
But Duan Ling Tian had instead intentionally restrained his feelings now, and he said via voice transmission, “Big Brother Zhang, if I’m not wrong, you ought to have not consumed this spirit fruit in the past, right?”
“Yes.” Zhang Shou Yong didn’t deny it and said directly via voice transmission, “I’ve consumed a spirit fruit used by Void Initiation Stage martial artists in the past, but it wasn’t this spirit fruit.”
“Then why are you giving it to me? If you consume it yourself, you’ll probably be able to break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage within a short period of time, right?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“This is my promise to you.” Zhang Shou Yong’s reply was extremely simple and direct, and it caused the warmth in Duan Ling Tian’s heart to grew even more deeper.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian decided to stop teasing Zhang Shou Yong. “Big Brother Zhang, I’m afraid you can’t achieve your wish.”
“Huh?” Zhang Shou Yong was stunned.
“I’ve also consumed a spirit fruit used by Void Initiation Stage martial artists in the past… But my luck was better than you and the spirit fruit I consumed was exactly this spirit fruit.” Duan Ling Tian spoke via voice transmission.
At the same time, the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch said, “Yong, this is a Spirit Void Fruit, and it’s able to increase the cultivation of a Void Initiation Stage martial artist to a certain extent… After you consume this spirit fruit, you ought to be able to break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage in a short period of time.”
“Now, I intend to give this spirit fruit to you… I hope that you can bring honor to my Zhang Clan and the Darkhan Dynasty in the Dynasty Martial Competition and even the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!”
In the end, the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch passed out the Spirit Void Fruit in his hand.
“Father, don’t worry, I surely won’t let everyone down!” Zhang Shou Yong took a deep breath before slowly stretching out his hand with the intention of receiving the Spirit Void Fruit.
At this moment, his feelings were extremely complicated.
He originally thoughts that he had to give away this spirit fruit to Duan Ling Tian, yet never imagined that Duan Ling Tian had actually consumed this type of spirit fruit in the past.
He had a feeling of recovering something that was lost.
“Wait!” But, right when Zhang Shou Yong was about to receive the Spirit Void Fruit, a figure flashed out to stop Zhang Shou Yong.
The person that stopped Zhang Shou Yong was none other than the wife of the Patriarch.
“Second Mother?” Zhang Shou Yong frowned as his expression sank slightly.
Although he guessed that this Second Mother of his wouldn’t be willing to allow him to obtain the Spirit Void Fruit, he never expected she would be so direct.
Now his Father had already made his decision known, yet she still wanted to stop him?
This scene caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to help but be stunned as well.
This hateful woman wouldn’t be thinking of fighting for the Spirit Void Fruit for her son even at this moment, right? Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and he didn’t look favorably upon the woman.
Presently, the Patriarch’s expression was extremely unsightly as well.
His wife had actually not given him face in the presence of an outsider…
For a time, slight rage arose deep within his gaze.
“What’re you doing?” The Patriarch’s tone was extremely low and heavy.
His words were obviously spoken to the woman, his wife.
“I feel this Spirit Void Fruit shouldn’t be given to him, and it should instead be given to Yuan.” The woman turned around to look at the Patriarch and spoke directly.
“Hmph!” The Zhang Clan Patriarch grunted coldly. “I know you’re Yuan’s biological mother, so you’re biased towards him at every corner… But this matter is related to our Zhang Clan and related to our Darkhan Dynasty. How can I allow a woman like you to act rashly?”
“I’m thinking for our Zhang Clan!” The woman spoke word by word. “I know his natural talent is shocking and has already broke through to the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage now, and it isn’t difficult for him to become eminent in the Dynasty Martial Competition… But it’s precisely because of this that I feel the Spirit Void Fruit shouldn’t be given to him and should instead be given to Yuan.”
“Hmm?” The Patriarch frowned and looked at the woman as he wanted to know why the woman said this, whereas, Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong sized the woman up with interest as they wanted to know what she could say to convince the Patriarch.