Chapter 841: Side Effect
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
Meanwhile, Ye Xuan had returned, and she put down a tray with a bowl of hot porridge on the stone table in the courtyard as she said with a light smile, “Big Brother Duan, you haven’t eaten for so long, so you’ll surely be unable to digest rice… So I made some millet porridge for you.”
“Thank you.” Duan Ling Tian’s appetite was greatly aroused as he smelt the fragrance of the porridge, and after he sat down before the table, he started drinking the porridge. The taste of the porridge was extremely nice and was obviously cooked attentively.
“Little Xuan, your culinary skill isn’t bad… Whoever marries you in the future will surely enjoy a happy life.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
But in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that his joke caused a wisp of a bitter smile to appear on the corners of Ye Xuan’s mouth when she heard it.
“Little Xuan, what’s wrong? Did I say something wrong?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“No.” Ye Xuan shook her head and squeezed out a trace of a smile on her face, and she diverted the topic. “Right, Big Brother Duan, why were you at the bed of reeds outside Driftcloud Town?”
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but laugh bitterly when he heard Ye Xuan. “I don’t know either.”
“You don’t know?” Ye Xuan was stunned, and she was able to discern that Duan Ling Tian didn’t seem to be lying.
But exactly what had a person experienced to sleep for an entire 18 days, yet not show the slightest trace of injury or illness?
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then he seemed to have thought of something and asked. “Little Xuan, you said this is the Driftcloud Sect’s Ye Clan? I wonder if you know where the Skywolf Fort is?”
“Skywolf Fort?” Ye Xuan couldn’t help but be shocked when she heard this. “Big Brother Duan, are you speaking about one of the four great powers in the southern area of the northern desert, Skywolf Fort?”
“One of the four great powers in the southern area of the northern desert?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, and then he asked curiously. “The four great powers you mentioned wouldn’t be the Skywolf Fort, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and Emotion Severing Sect, right?”
“Exactly.” Ye Xuan nodded, and then she asked. “Big Brother Duan, why did you ask about the Skywolf Fort? The Skywolf Fort is situated at the southern area of the northern desert, and it’s at the southernmost part. It’s slightly far from where we are.”
“Where are we?” A bad premonition arose in Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
“Driftcloud Town is situated at the east of the northern desert,” said Ye Xuan.
“The eastern area of the northern desert?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, and then he recovered from his shock and couldn’t help but laugh bitterly as he felt shock in his heart. “How did I come to the eastern area of the northern desert? There’s probably an extremely far distance between this place to the southern area of the northern desert, right?”
“With my current strength, if I depart alone to head towards the southern area of the northern desert and head to the Blade Sect, I’ll surely be unable to avoid encountering dangers along the way… It’s extremely risky to leave alone.” As he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian felt rather helpless.
“Looks like I have to think of another way if I want to head to the Blade Sect.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
“Young Miss!” Right at this moment, a voice sounded out from outside the courtyard. “The Patriarch heard that the Young Master you rescued has awoken, and he asked you to bring the Young Master over to see him.”
“What does Father want to do?” Ye Xuan frowned and seemed to be slightly unwilling.
“Little Xuan, I never imagined that you’re the daughter of the Ye Clan’s Patriarch… Now that I speak of it, I’ve already imposed on your Ye Clan for a period of time, so take me to see Patriarch Ye.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Since Duan Ling Tian said this, Ye Xuan naturally didn’t have any reason to refuse, and she called out to Duan Ling Tian and headed towards the Ye Clan’s Audience Hall.
In the Ye Clan’s Audience Hall, the Ye Clan’s Patriarch, Ye Ting, sat at the head seat.
Ye Ting was around the age of 50, his appearance was ordinary, yet a dignified expression was emitted from between his brows, and he possessed the dignity of someone in a high position.
On a seat right below the head seat sat a middle aged man around the age of 40 plus.
The outline of the middle aged man’s face was slightly similar to Ye Ting, yet a trace of ruthlessness and gloominess was held between his brows. Obviously, he was no ordinary person.
This person was the Third Elder of the Ye Clan, Ye Hui, and he was the younger brother of Ye Ting that only shared the same father with him.
“Big Brother, it’s not that I want to speak about Little Xuan like this… But Little Xuan, an untouched virgin has brought a man into her own courtyard. If this matter is spread to the Chen Clan, would they be willing to take it?” Ye Hui spoke with a low voice.
“Alas.” Ye Ting sighed. “That little girl Little Xuan is just like her mother, kindhearted and pure… Her actions this time do indeed lack consideration slightly. But I heard that person lay asleep on the bed for 18 days and only awoke today, so there ought to be nothing between him and Little Xuan.”
“Moreover, I believe Little Xuan, she wouldn’t do something she shouldn’t.” Ye Ting added.
“I’m willing to believe Little Xuan as well, but once this matter is spread out, how would outsiders look upon it? At that time, wouldn’t the Chen Clan surely destroy our Ye Clan?” As Ye Hui finished speaking, his face sank. “So, Big Brother… Once Little Xuan brings that kid over, I’ll ask him to f*ck off, and you must not help him.”
“Alas… I know what to do. But he was brought back by Little Xuan after all, so you have to give Little Xuan some face no matter what.” Ye Ting sighed.
“I understand.” Ye Hui nodded.
Duan Ling Tian followed behind Ye Xuan to head all the way through the Ye Clan Estate to finally arrive at the Audience Hall.
When he walked into the Audience Hall, Duan Ling Tian noticed two gazes had locked onto him in the first possible moment, and once of the gazes were still fine as it was rather polite, whereas the other gaze wasn’t only fierce, it was unbridled.
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank slightly, and then he raised his head to fearlessly meet the gaze of owner of the second gaze, Ye Hui, who sat at the seat beneath the head seat.
His Spiritual Force swept out and Duan Ling Tian detected in the first possible moment that this person’s cultivation was at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
“Father.” After she walked into the Audience Hall, Ye Xuan bowed towards Ye Ting before glancing indifferently at Ye Hui. “Second Uncle.”
“Hmph!” Ye Hui grunted coldly, and this cold grunted was directed to both Duan Ling Tian and Ye Xuan.
“Little Xuan, you’re becoming more and more rude now… I originally didn’t know why. But now it would seem like there’s something wrong with the people you’re acquainted with. Learning the bad and not the good isn’t a good habit. Once you go to the Chen Clan in the future, then wouldn’t the Ye Clan ridicule our Ye Clan for having no discipline?” Ye Hui glanced coldly at Duan Ling Tian, and then he looked at Ye Xuan and spoke sarcastically.
“Second Uncle!” Ye Xuan’s expression went slightly grim as she looked at Ye Hui and said with a low voice, “My friend has probably not offended you, right? On what basis are you talking bad about him? Besides that, I’ve already said that I won’t marry that good for nothing young man from the Chen Clan. If you want someone to get married, then you go marry him!”
“You… You…” Ye Hui was angered to the point his expression went livid, and then he looked at Ye Ting. “Big Brother, look, look… This is your good daughter!”
“Little Xuan!” Ye Ting’s brows frowned as he berated. “How can you speak like that to your Second Uncle?”
“Second Uncle?” Ye Xuan laughed, and she laughed with a mocking expression. “I took him as my Second Uncle, yet does he take me as his niece? For the sake of flattering the Chen Clan, for the sake of forming a relationship with them, and for the sake of his own benefit, he secretly sold me off… I don’t have a Second Uncle like him!” As she finished speaking, Ye Xuan had a resolute expression.
Ye Xuan’s hysteric words didn’t just stun Ye Ting and Ye Hui, it even stunned Duan Ling Tian. Was this still the extremely gentle Little Xuan?
But Duan Ling Tian was roughly able to understand the conflict between Ye Xuan and her Second Uncle through her words.
“No wonder Little Xuan’s face was slightly off when I said whoever marries her would enjoy a happy life… So it turns out that she had a marriage agreement secretly set by her second uncle, and she’s being forced to marry a good for nothing young man.” Duan Ling Tian had always possessed meticulous thoughts, and he easily guessed the sequence of events.
“Big Brother, looks like Little Xuan has great complaints towards me… I really want to ask you to judge this matter. Did I do this for the sake of overall situation of the clan or not? The union by marriage with the Chen Clan is only beneficial to our Ye Clan and isn’t harmful.” Ye Hui looked at Ye Ting and spoke slowly.
“Little Xuan, you…” Right when Ye Ting wanted to berate Ye Xuan again, Duan Ling Tian took a few steps forward to stand before Ye Xuan, and he looked at Ye Ting before interrupting him. “Duan Ling Tian greets Patriarch Ye.”
“Hmph!” The nearby Ye Hui grunted coldly and muttered. “Don’t you know that interrupting is an extremely rude thing? How does Little Xuan know such trash!?”
Even though Ye Hui didn’t say this to Duan Ling Tian, yet he was obviously speaking about Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank slightly as killing intent flashed within his eyes when he heard this.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian felt slightly irritable, the Origin Energy in his body showed signs of becoming slightly restless, and the thought of killing Ye Hui arose in his heart for no reason or rhyme.
Moreover, this sort of though grew stronger and stronger, and it seemed to be ceaselessly urging Duan Ling Tian and wanting to control his feelings.
For a time, Duan Ling Tian was terrified to the point of breaking out in cold sweat.
After taking a deep breath, his restless feelings eased up, and he was shocked in his heart. “When did I become so easily enraged? I feel as if my feelings are slightly out of my control…”
“Looks like that dream was really true! My feelings ought to have been affected by the Devilseal Tablet, and it left a side effect behind.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but recall that the him he saw in the dream only had bloodthirsty and violent feelings, and it had completely suppressed his normal feelings.
So he was practically able to determine that it was a side effect left behind after the Devilseal Tablet bestowed formidable strength to kill everyone to him.
“I originally thought that since I have the Devilseal Tablet, it would be able to give me strength at any time when I encounter dangers in the future, and I would be able to rely on the energy it bestows upon me to clear all obstacles!”
“But now it would seem like it isn’t so simple… At the same time that the Devilseal Tablet assists me, it also left behind a heavy injury and flaw in my soul, causing my feelings to be out of my control.
“Perhaps if the incident in the dream occurs once more, my feelings would be even more out of my control, and in the end, even I myself would be utterly unable to control it, causing me to become a true ‘devil’!” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian felt a slight lingering fear in his heart.
Sure enough, one had to pay the price when utilizing a strength that didn’t belong to one’s self. Nothing comes free in the world.