Chapter 858: Before Departure
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“Of course.” Ke Zheng nodded and smiled confidently. “I have that much authority.”
“Thank you Elder Ke, thank you Elder Ke!” After he obtained Elder Ke’s confirmation, Ye Ting instantly had an excited expression.
Even though he was the Patriarch of the Ye Clan in Driftcloud Town, yet he still maintained a respectful manner when facing a colossus like the Five Element Sect.
The Ye Clan had been passed down for a few hundreds of years, yet never had a single disciple of the Ye Clan possessed a natural talent to join the Five Element Sect, and this had always been a regret of the Ye Clan.
Now, when he found out that his daughter could join the Five Element Sect, even though she had obtained Duan Ling Tian’s help to join the sect, he still couldn’t help but feel extreme excitement.
“Since it’s like this, then I hope Elder Ke can allow us a few days to prepare. How about we leave after a few days?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Ke Zheng and had the intention of asking his opinion.
“No problem, no problem!” Presently, Ke Zheng was completely immersed in the happiness of Duan Ling Tian agreeing to join the Five Element Sect, and he would naturally agree to any request a monstrous genius like Duan Ling Tian had.
“Elder Ke, you… Didn’t you say that you wanted to leave at dawn tomorrow?” Chen Dong who instructed the elders of the Chen Clan to take Chen An away just happened to hear Ke Zheng, and he couldn’t help but be stunned.
Earlier, Ke Zheng had said that he wanted to leave tomorrow, and he intended to persuade Ke Zheng to stay.
But Ke Zheng had a resolute expression, and it caused him to be rather helpless.
“Cough, cough.” Ke Zheng laughed embarrassedly when he heard Chen Dong. “A special circumstance, a special circumstance… Patriarch Chen, since it’s like this, then I’ll disturb you for a few more days?”
“It’s an honor of my Chen Clan’s,” said Chen Dong hurriedly.
He was naturally able to discern that Elder Ke had suddenly decided to stay a few more days for the sake of Duan Ling Tian, and this was sufficient to show how highly he regarded Duan Ling Tian.
“Thank you Elder Ke.” Duan Ling Tian thanked Ke Zheng before bidding his farewells to Chen Dong, and then he brought Ye Xuan and Ye Ting who was still immersed in excitement to flash out of the Chen Clan’s Audience Hall.
“Duan Ling Tian, you prepare slowly… You just have to finish preparing and leave with me within half a month of time.” When he saw Duan Ling Tian had left the Chen Clan Audience Hall, Ke Zheng who stood within the Audience Hall added with a loud voice.
It caused all the higher-ups of the Chen Clan including Chen Dong to be speechless.
Sure enough, different people obtained different treatment!
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three quickly returned to the Ye Clan Estate, and Ye Ting naturally couldn’t avoid thanking Duan Ling Tian for the matter from before.
“Brother Duan, thank you, truly. If it wasn’t for you, Little Xuan would probably be unable to step into the entrance of the Five Element Sect for her entire lifetime,” said Ye Ting.
“Patriarch Ye, you’ve spoken too seriously.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and then he glanced at Ye Xuan who followed by his side and said, “Little Xuan’s natural talent isn’t bad. I actually spoke out to ask Elder Ke to accept her into the Five Element Sect because I didn’t want a bright pearl to be covered in dust.”
The beautiful face of Ye Xuan who stood nearby went slightly rosy, and her pair of pretty eyes contained excitement that was difficult to restrain.
Up until now, she still felt that she was dreaming.
Joining the Five Element Sect!
This was undoubtedly a dream of hers since she was young that was far beyond her reach.
Now, this dream had been truly realized.
“Brother Duan, I know what natural talent my daughter possesses. With her natural talent, the Five Element Sect would surely not take a fancy to her… All of this is your contribution.” Ye Ting shook his head when he heard Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly. Could it be that this Patriarch Ye thinks his daughter’s natural talent is still the same as before?
After all, he’d pondered carefully before wanting to make Ye Xuan join the Five Element Sect.
He’d joined the Five Element Sect mostly for the sake of smoothly meeting and joining up with his friends through the Five Element Sect, and he didn’t really want to join the Five Element Sect to commit himself to it.
So, under these circumstances, Duan Ling Tian felt guilty in his heart, guilty to the Five Element Sect.
He asked Ye Xuan to join the Five Element Sect with him mostly for the sake of compensating the Five Element Sect.
However, he knew clearly in his heart that in the future, Ye Xuan would let everyone know that it wasn’t she who was unworthy of the Five Element Sect, but the Five Element Sect was unworthy of her.
Of course Duan Ling Tian temporarily didn’t speak of all this because he knew that few people would believe him even if he spoke of it, so it was better to let facts talk.
Presently, Ye Xuan needed time. So long as she had the time, her shocking natural talent would gradually reveal itself and emit extraordinary splendor!
“Five Element Sect, this can also be considered to be an explanation of mine to you.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
In the following days, Duan Ling Tian still acted as usual, either cultivating and comprehending Concept, or sitting in the small courtyard and cozily drinking tea.
He naturally didn’t ask Ke Zheng for time to prepare for himself, he was alone and had no relatives or acquaintances here, so he could leave at any time.
He asked for these few days of time for Ye Xuan.
According to his knowledge, Ye Xuan had never made a long trip from home in her entire lifetime, so she naturally required some time to get ready properly.
In the following days, the news of Ye Xuan joining the Five Element Sect spread throughout the Ye Clan, causing the Ye Clan to be covered in lanterns and decoration, and it was filled with joy as if it was celebrating the new year.
During these past few days, all Ye Clan disciples would frequently mention ‘our Ye Clan’s Young Miss is going to join the Five Element Sect’ when they were outside the clan.
Moreover, the outsiders gave them various flattery as well.
Everyone knew clearly what Ye Xuan joining the Five Element Sect meant.
From today onward, the Ye Clan would be completely different from before, and it would be like the Chen Clan, possessing the Five Element Sect behind it.
Perhaps, the Five Element Sect wouldn’t swarm out in full strength for the Ye Clan, but there was no lack of favors when people mingled together.
Once the Ye Clan was in trouble and the Ye Clan’s Young Miss, Ye Xuan, returned to help, she would surely have some elders and disciples of the Five Element Sect by her side to assist her.
“Driftcloud Town is changing!”
“When one attains something, everyone by the person’s side rises with the person’s success, just like the Ye Clan now!”
All the streets and alleys of Driftcloud Town were completely bustling and in an uproar because of the news of the Ye Clan’s Young Miss joining the Five Element Sect.
Five days later.
Duan Ling Tian stood silently and without moving like a mountain before the entrance to the Ye Clan Estate, and he seemed like a statue.
His gaze had descended towards a nearby group of people.
A beautiful young woman was bidding her farewells to the group of Ye Clan higher-ups that were led by the Patriarch, Ye Ting.
So long as they were Ye Clan disciple in the Ye Clan Estate, all of them had come out to send her off.
Half an hour later, the young woman turned around to arrive by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
“Brother Duan, I’ll trouble you to take care of Little Xuan in the future.” Ye Ting looked at Duan Ling Tian and instructed with a serious expression.
His daughter was his everything, and he was extremely unwilling in his heart, as it was her first time leaving home for a long time.
“Don’t worry Patriarch Ye, I will.” Duan Ling Tian nodded solemnly, and then he held Ye Xuan’s hand and lightly smiled. “Little Xuan, let’s go.”
“Okay.” Ye Xuan was brought up into the sky by Duan Ling Tian before flying towards the Chen Clan, but she couldn’t help but keep turning around to wave her hand and bid farewell towards everyone from the Ye Clan.
She only turned around with a slight sense of loss when the figures of everyone from the Ye Clan vanished before her eyes, and she muttered. “Big Brother Duan, when do you think I can return to see my father?”
“Silly girl.” Duan Ling Tian smiled tenderly. “So long as you’re willing, you can return at any time… I’ll notify Elder Ke about this.”
Duan Ling Tian believed that Ke Zheng would surely not refuse a small matter like this.
“Big… Big Brother Duan, don’t tell Elder Ke this first. Otherwise, he will think that I’m relying on you to do things.” Ye Xuan spat out her tongue playfully. “I still hope to rely on myself to obtain the respect of Elder Ke and the other disciples of the Five Element Sect.”
Duan Ling Tian smiled and nodded. “You have ambition! I’ll so as you said.”
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian and Ye Xuan arrived at the Chen Clan Estate, and he naturally obtained the warm entertainment of the Chen Clan’s Patriarch, Chen Dong.
In the Chen Clan Audience Hall, Duan Ling Tian saw Ke Zheng once again.
Ke Zheng looked to be glowing with health today, and he seemed to be slightly younger.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes couldn’t help but light up and ask with slight surprise. “Elder Ke, could it be that you broke through during the past few days”
“Duan Ling Tian, you really have a good discerning ability.” Ke Zheng nodded with a smile. “My cultivation during these past few days was especially smooth, and I finally charged through the bottleneck I haven’t been able to break through for many years!”
Many years ago, Ke Zheng’s cultivation had fallen into the bottleneck that led to the seventh level of the Void Transformation Stage, yet he was unable to break through as if he’d fallen into a devilish barrier.
During these past few days, because he’d encountered Duan Ling Tian and Duan Ling Tian had agreed to return to the Five Element Sect with him to join the Wood Peak, his mood was excellent.
Unexpectedly, his cultivation broke through in one go without even trying.
“Now that I speak of it, I have to thank you in this matter.” Ke Zheng smiled.
“Thank me?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“It was precisely because you agreed to follow us back to the Five Element Sect that Master was able to break through under his excellent mood.” A person walked in from outside, and his calm voice entered the Audience Hall.
Duan Ling Tian looked over and noticed that the person who came in was precisely the Eldest Young Master of the Chen Clan, Chen Wei.
After a few days, Chen Wei had already recovered to the point he seemed as if nothing had happened to him.
“Eldest Young Master Chen.” Duan Ling Tian nodded to Chen Wei. After he understood the sequence of events of the previous matter, he didn’t hold a grudge towards Chen Wei in his heart.
Chen Wei was kept in the dark during the entire matter and was used by his younger brother, Chen An, so everything he did wasn’t wrong.
“Duan Ling Tian, I hope you can forgive me for offending you a few days ago.” After he entered, Chen Wei bowed to Duan Ling Tian in apology, and his tone was filled with sincerity.
“Eldest Young Master Chen, you’re too courteous, I’ve already forgotten about that matter.” Duan Ling Tian smiled calmly, and he had an even better impression of Chen Wei. As expected of a figure that the people of Driftcloud Town frequently held their thumbs up in approval to, he deserves his reputation.
“We’re disciples of the same sect in the future, so don’t call me Eldest Young Master in the future. Just call me Chen Wei,” said Chen Wei with a smile, and then he looked at Ye Xuan who was by Duan Ling Tian’s side. “You ought to be the Ye Clan’s Young Miss, right? Young Miss Ye, I’m sorry for causing offence and disturbing your Ye Clan a few days ago…”
“As for that younger brother of mine, even I never imagined that he’d actually done so many things that caused widespread indignation and discontent in these past few years!” As he finished speaking, a trace of sorrow flashed past Chen Wei’s eyes.