Chapter 943: The Man and Woman Who Emerged from the Bottomless Abyss
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
In just an instant, his vision became slightly blurry as he stared at the impeccable beauty before him.
He did not need to give it much thought, and he could easily guess the reason why Tian Wu fell as well — it must be because she had jumped after him earlier.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s heartstring was gently tugged on. He only managed to calm himself down again after a long while.
“My position in her heart… is more than her own life?” Duan Ling Tian murmured to himself.
At the same time, the gaze as he looked at Feng Tian Wu now had an additional touch of gentleness. It was a gentleness that had not shown up for a long time. It was the gentleness that only appeared for his two previous fiancés before.
“B-Big Brother Duan, w-what are you looking at?” At first, Feng Tian Wu wanted to ask Duan Ling Tian about the reason for the Devilseal Tablet’s transformation. However, the moment she lifted up her head, she saw Duan Ling Tian was staring at her. His gaze was so gentle that it was as though it could melt her heart completely.
At this moment, she was overcome with the urge to cry even though she did not know why.
“N-Nothing.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and shifted his eyes away before choking out a forced laugh. “Let’s go! Let us go up!”
The moment the words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, he soared up into the sky as he stood on the Devilseal Tablet while holding Feng Tian Wu.
The Flight Prohibiting Formation could not stop the Devilseal Tablet from flying.
Underneath the great entrance of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure where the towering platform was situated, young disciples from the six major forces continued to land and stand steadily on top of it one after another.
“What the hell is this place? We can’t even fly in here!” Many people grunted loudly.
“There must be some restriction in here… I suspect that there’s a special Inscription Formation shrouding the entire area that prohibits us from flying in here.”
“I’ve read a record on a similar Inscription Formation in an ancient scripture before. This kind of Inscription Formation seems to be known as the Flight Prohibiting Formation!”
“Flight Prohibiting Formation?!”
“What a tyrannical Inscription Formation! It completely robs us of our flying ability!”
The young disciples from each sect were busy discussing the matter with each other. Many of them started to look around at the surroundings.
“Other than the stone ladder over here, the other three sides are bottomless abyss that’s completely dark. Since we can’t fly in here, we’ll definitely die if we fall from here!”
“Exactly! Earlier, there were already three people who fell from here. I’m afraid it’s very likely that they’ve plunged to their deaths!”
“WHAT? Somebody fell down from here?”
“Who are they?”
“You definitely know the two of them — it’s that Duan Ling Tian from Five Element Sect and that stunning female disciple from the Blade Sect. The other one is a young disciple from the Skywolf Fort. That guy’s fully clad in white and has an extraordinary aura around him.”
Within seconds, many young disciples from each force learned about Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian Wu, and Zi Shang’s fall into the bottomless abyss.
“Duan Ling Tian fell into that?” Hu Fei was one of the last to enter. Unlike the other Five Element Sect’s disciples, he had only just learned that Duan Ling Tian had fallen into the bottomless abyss from the high platform.
“Looks like luck is on my side after all. It’s just such a pity that Duan Ling Tian still holds the four Ninth Level Concept Fragments.” As he muttered to the end of the sentence, a look of regret could be seen on his face.
“Huh?” After hearing the news that Duan Ling Tian had fallen into the bottomless abyss, Xuan Bei from the Empyrean Temple and Zhang Yan from the Emotion Severing Sect stood at the edge of the high platform and looked down.
A bottomless abyss that stretched out as far as the eyes could see. In their eyes, it resembled a gigantic beast’s mouth.
Once one had fallen into it, it would be pretty much impossible to climb up again.
With his hands clasped together, Xuan Bei murmured to himself, “Duan Ling Tian, looks like the promise between you and me is going to remain unfulfilled.”
“What a pity.” A light flashed across Zhang Yan’s eyes while his face still remained aloof. It was as though Duan Ling Tian’s death was not even worth a ripple in his heart. All he felt was only a slight pity.
“That Duan Ling Tian is dead?” After the group of Sun Moon Sect’s disciples heard the news of Duan Ling Tian falling into the abyss, each of their eyes lit up immediately. Happiness filled their faces right away.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian…”
Apart from Hu Fei, many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples were standing at the edge of the high platform with their gaze fixed on the bottomless abyss. Hints of despair and regret could be seen in their eyes.
“How unfortunate… That Duan Ling Tian is dead now,” Nangong Yi let out a sigh.
“Not necessarily.” Nangong Chen shook his head.
“Huh?” Perplexed, Nangong Yi turned to look at Nangong Chen curiously. “Why do you say that?”
“He doesn’t seem to be a person with a short lifespan.” Nangong Chen’s answer was direct. It was simple and straightforward.
The corner of Nangong Yi’s mouth twitched instantly. He was rendered speechless.
“Junior Sister Feng has fallen as well?” Many of the Blade Sect’s disciples sighed.
This stunning woman with unparalleled beauty was now gone?
Just like the saying ‘Those whom the Gods love die young.’
“They’re all dead! Yes, they’re dead!” Standing by the side, a joyful look could be seen on Lian Xiong’s face.
Although he did not dare to even harbor any thoughts of going against Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, he still could not stop the happiness that rose in his heart the moment he learned that the two of them had fallen into the bottomless abyss and were most likely dead.
“It’s fate! It’s fate!” Lian Xiong’s smile on his face turned wider. In his opinion, God was obviously siding with him.
However, in the next moment, the smile on his face froze without any warning.
Cheers of surprise reverberated in his ears.
“It’s Senior Brother Ling Tian! Senior Brother Ling Tian just came up!”
“And that female disciple from Blade Sect as well. Both of them came up together!”
“HAHAHAHAHA! Senior Brother Ling Tian is safe! Senior Brother is alright”
The Five Element Sect’s disciples had been looking down from the edge of the high platform, and their eyes lit up instantly as they cried out in astonishment.
At this moment, their gazes were fixed on the two figures that appeared from the bottomless abyss and were now rising up rapidly.
After Huang Daniu had learned about the existence of the Flight Prohibiting Formation, his heart had completely sunk to the bottom as he thought Duan Ling Tian, who had fallen into the bottomless abyss, would most likely end up dead.
“Duan Ling Tian!” At this moment, his eyes that were filled with despair brightened up when he saw Duan Ling Tian appearing right before his eyes. Without any delay, he excitedly greeted Duan Ling Tian.
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong were standing at one side. Initially, their feelings were similar to Huang Daniu’s. However, now that they saw Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu rising up from the abyss, the darkness clouding their faces dissipated right away and was replaced by a heartfelt smile that originated from the bottom of their hearts.
“They’re not dead! They’re not dead!” As Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong exchanged glances with each other, they could see the excitement in each other’s eyes.
“Duan Ling Tian’s not dead?” Xuan Bei’s eyes gleamed as a rare smile crept up on the corner of his mouth. “Duan Ling Tian, you really didn’t let me down.”
Zhang Yang’s eyes were filled with shock. “H-How did he come back up? From my exploration, this area’s covered by the Flight Prohibiting Formation, and there’s practically no resistance in the air at all!”
Apart from knowing the area prohibited flight, Zhang Yan, who had explored the surrounding area, also knew that there was no air resistance in this area as well.
For this reason, it was basically impossible to rely on air resistance to create a backlash that could help propel one back on the high platform.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, a purple and a red figure rose up from the side of the high platform, appearing before their eyes.
It was a purple-clad young man and a red-clad young woman. The man was handsome while the woman was stunning. They looked like a golden couple when they stood together.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian is well-matched with this female disciple from Blade Sect!”
“A perfect match between a handsome man and a beautiful woman. Moreover, both of them also possess a monstrous Martial Dao innate ability. They’re indeed a match made in heaven!”
“Perhaps, we Five Element Sect can consider uniting with Blade Sect through marriage.”
Many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples were talking to one another. When their gazes fell on the young man and woman standing on the stone monument that lacked one corner again, a suggestive hint was apparent in their eyes.
All of the voices from the Five Element Sect’s disciples clearly entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. He had just brought Feng Tian Wu up with him, and it made him feel kind of embarrassed.
As for Feng Tian Wu, her delicate face that was already completely stained with a crimson blush was so red that it was as though blood could drip out from her face. It was so flushed people wished they could just plant a wet kiss on her.
“Duan Ling Tian! I knew that you’re going to live a goddamn long life!” Huang Daniu grinned.
Although Huang Daniu’s usage of words was not too polite, Duan Ling Tian could see his concern toward him from his slightly red eyes. Warmth flooded his heart instantly.
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong let out a sigh of relief as well.
“How’s it possible?!” When Hu Fei saw Duan Ling Tian reappearing before his eyes again, his face darkened within seconds. The heart that was soaring high in the Heaven just a moment ago plunged down to Hell in a flash.
“I-Impossible! Impossible! He can actually fly within the area of the Flight Prohibiting Formation?” Hu Fei shook his head in disbelief, he refused to believe the truth before his eyes.
At the same time, he started to look at Duan Ling Tian and the woman standing next to him up and down before shifting his gaze toward the stone monument that lacked a corner beneath their feet.
“Could it be because of this stone monument?” A glimpse flashed across Hu Fei’s eyes as he murmured to himself.
At the same time, an endless hatred overflowed from the depth of his eyes. “Who exactly is this Duan Ling Tian? Everything good is all taken by him!”
“Sigh.” Seeing the emergence of Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, Lian Xiong sighed out loud. The smile on his face disappeared without a trace.
All he felt right now was a sense of helplessness.
Very soon, somebody cried out loudly, “Isn’t this place completely shrouded with Flight Prohibiting Formation? How are Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu able to fly?”
Everybody’s attention immediately began to shift and finally landed on the stone monument that lacked a corner beneath Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu. Their eyes brightened up at once.
“It’s that stone monument!”
“What writing is carved on that stone monument? I don’t recognize any of them at all.”
“This stone monument can actually fly within the Flight Prohibiting Formation! I’m sure it’s definitely not something simple.”
The eyes that landed on the stone monument lacking a corner beneath Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu’s feet were filled with heat and longing.
Many of the eyes were even shining with greed as though they wanted to snatch the stone monument that lacked a corner for themselves.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had already returned to the high platform with Feng Tian Wu. Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, he retrieved the stone monument that lacked a corner. That was the Devilseal Tablet.
“Duan Ling Tian, hand over the four Ninth Level Concept Fragments and the stone monument!” Somehow, a group of people had already surrounded Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.