Chapter 946: Hu Fei’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian flashed toward Hu Fei with the Devilseal tablet under his feet. He stared at Hu Fei as he hovered in the space above him.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were overflowing with an intention to kill Hu Fei.
Hu Fei’s face changed when he saw Duan Ling Tian arrived before him in just a blink of an eye. He shouted anxiously at once, “Duan Ling Tian…You…You shouldn’t kill me!You shouldn’t kill me!!” It was as if he was afraid Duan Ling Tian would strike him down before he finished his sentence.
“Shouldn’t kill you?”
After Duan Ling Tian heard what Hu Fei said, he sneered. “What’s your reason?”
Duan Ling Tian had intended to kill Hu Fei for quite some time now. The danger and threat Zi Shang brought to him previously had made him realized the importance of nipping a problem in the bud.
If he had killed Zi Shang during the battle of the ‘Two-Year Pact’ at the summit of Dubhe Peak on Seven Star Sword Sect, all the subsequent event caused by Zi Shang would not have happened.
Hu Fei made him feel extremely threatened. He knew that as long as Hu Fei was alive, he would definitely become another Zi Shang in the future.
Duan Ling Tian realized that he needed to kill Hu Fei when he noticed Hu Fei’s vicious gaze toward him when they were outside. If left unattended, Hu Fei would become a big problem to him in the future.
Duan Ling Tian was still standing on the Devilseal Tablet. He hovered in mid-air looking at Hu Fei while he held Hu Fei’s life is his hands.
He could take Hu Fei’s life in just an instant with a flick of his sword.
“Reasons ?” Duan Ling Tuan questioned.
Hu Fei stared blankly for a moment before he scrambled to reply, “I’m the personal disciple of the Peak Master of Fire Peak. My teacher won’t let you get away with it if you kill me… He definitely won’t let you get away with it!”
“This is the only reason you can come up with? ”
Duan Ling Tian had expected Hu Fei to come out with something a little more original. He did not expect Hu Fei to bring up his teacher’s name, Cha Bai the Peak Master of Fire Peak, to claim protection. Duan Ling Tian was undoubtedly very disappointed.
When he planned to murder Hu Fei, how could he not know that Cha Bai would be offended?
Naturally, he had already thought of it!
Nevertheless, he was unafraid of offending Cha Bai!
Hu Fei’s faced distorted after he noticed Duan Ling Tian was unmoved by his reason. Hu Fei kneeled down on the ground and immediately began kowtowing before Duan Ling Tian with a ‘poof’ sound.
“Duan Ling Tian, show me mercy! Please don’t kill me!”
Hu Fei was kowtowing and begging for mercy at the same time. “In the past, I was as blind as a bat, and I know I’ve offended you… As long as you spare my life today, I guarantee I’ll never oppose you again in the future!”
“Show me mercy! Please don’t kill me!”
After a short while of kowtowing non-stop, Hu Fei’s forehead began to turn red from his blood. His facial expression exposed the fear within him.
It should be noted that Hu Fei’s action took Duan Ling Tian by surprise.
Duan Ling Tian could not have guessed that in this moment of life and death, Hu Fei would forsake his dignity and beg for mercy from his former mortal enemy without any sort of integrity.
“Maybe I’ve overestimated him… How could a person who betrayed his teacher, who had saved his life and cultivated him, have any sort of integrity?”
Duan Ling Tian understood Hu Fei’s current action after he recalled what he had done in the past.
‘A leopard could not change its spots overnight’ was a description that befitted Hu Fei.
“This Hu Fei has brought disgrace to Fire Peak and has brought disgrace to our Five Element Sect as well!” Huang Daniu said with a face filled with disgust.
Apart from a Fire Peak’s disciple who had a complicated expression on his face, the other disciples from the Five Element Sect looked at Hu Fei with disdain. ” Ze Ze…Is this the level of dignity our Five Element Sect’s Peak Master of Fire Peak’s direct disciple has?”
“I agree with senior brother Daniu…He truly is a disgrace to Fire Peak, a disgrace to our Five Element Sect!”
“I think if Peak Master Cha Bai saw this, he’d be so enraged and slapped him to death.”
“Disgrace! Such a disgrace!”
The disciples from Five Element Sect shifted their attention toward Hu Fei, contempt was written all over their faces as they spoke about him.
Currently, even the way the disciples from the other factions looked at Hu Fei was also filled with contempt.
“Who could’ve guessed that there’s such a cowardly disciple in the Five Element Sect.”
“If I’m not mistaken, he’s the direct disciple of the Peak Master of Fire Peak from the Five Element Sect… How poor is the judgment of the Peak Master of Fire Peak to accept such a disgraceful disciple?”
“On one end, Duan Ling Tian, as a disciple of Five Element Sect has a profound martial art prowess along with his unyielding approach, is a person to be revered. On the other end, Hu Fei, also a Five Element Sect’s disciple, is a real coward and a despicable person.”
The disciples from the other major forces debated among themselves as they expressed their disgust toward Hu Fei. Some of them even compared him to Duan Ling Tian. It made for a very stark comparison.
The sounds of the surrounding conversations were quite loud and were clearly heard by Hu Fei, it made him tremble.
However, Hu Fei recovered from it in just a split second and continued to kowtow and beg for mercy from Duan Ling Tian as if he did not hear anything. “Duan Ling Tian, have mercy on me! Please, I beg you … I beg you please!!”
“You’re the bigger person, you’re the bigger person! Have mercy on me! Please, I beg you … I beg you please!”
Hu Fei’s eyes were filled with indignation. He made a vow to himself in his heart. He would make Duan Ling Tian pay for what he did here today if he survived this.
“If Peak Master Cha Bai saw you kowtowing and begging for mercy from me without any sort of integrity or dignity… I probably wouldn’t even need to dirty my hands since he’d probably kill you himself,” Duan Ling Tian said coolly as he lifted the sword in his hand. His eyes were slightly narrowed.
When Hu Fei noticed out of the corner of his eyes that Duan Ling Tian had lifted his sword in preparation to kill him, his face changed. He stopped kowtowing and begging for mercy immediately as though he knew that his doom is imminent.
He then shifted his gaze to a Five Element Sect’s Fire Peak’s disciple standing not too far away as he transmitted his voice to the disciple’s ear.
“…If you do as I planned, I don’t believe that the combined strength of a few strong youths from several of the major forces is unable to kill him!”
After Hu Fei ended his Voice Transmission, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and shouted, “Duan Ling Tian! I’ll wait for you on the road to the netherworld!”
Duan Ling Tian could never have guessed that at the crucial moment between life and death, Hu Fei would finally stop begging for mercy. It seemed that Hu Fei’s dignity and integrity had returned all of a sudden.
“I’m afraid that day will never come. ”
Duan Ling Tian expressionlessly swung his sword at once. With just a swing of his sword, he ended Hu Fei’s life without facing any sort of resistance.
Hu Fei’s body fell on the floor as Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. Signs of relief could be seen on his face.
Duan Ling Tian knew he had successfully dealt with a potential threat.
However, something went unnoticed by Duan Ling Tian. Among the disciples from Five Element Sect, one of the disciples from Fire Peak looked at Hu Fei’s body with grief and indignation in his eyes. However, he managed to control his emotions and prevent them from showing.
There was a buzz among the group of Five Element Sect’s disciples after seeing Hu Fei being killed even though no one felt the slightest pity toward Hu Fei.
He already had a bad reputation during the time he spent in Five Element Sect. He was known as the Ungrateful Bastard.
Obviously, many Five Element Sect’s disciples were still unable to forgive Hu Fei for the preposterous action of betraying his master who had saved his life and cultivated him when he transferred from Wood Peak to Fire Peak.
Duan Ling Tian killed Hu Fei in such a short time and in such brief manner. This scared the young disciples from the other four major forces. Cold sweat began to form, they were afraid Duan Ling Tian would make a move against them.
The decisiveness in Duan Ling Tian’s strike filled their heart with terror.
Under the watchful eyes of the onlookers, Duan Ling Tian focused his attention on the two black-clad youth standing aside by themselves after he killed Hu Fei. He said, “Both of you are very intelligent.”
This two Sun Moon Sect’s disciples were able to survive the massacre because the both of them did not take part in the battle against Duan Ling Tian.
Otherwise, they would undoubtedly be dead!
In the distant, the two Sun Moon Sect’s disciples’ faces blanched when they saw Duan Ling Tian’s gaze on them. After they heard what Duan Ling Tian said, they both felt relieved.
Hu Lin, the strongest person among the current young generation in Sun Moon Sect, inhaled deeply before he asked the person next to him, “Now, what do you think?”
Zhang Ping, the second strongest person among the current young generation, had cold sweat on his forehead. After listening to Hu Lin’s question, he forced a smile and said, “It’s fortunate that I listened to your advice… Hu Lin, I owe you my life.”
Initially, he had planned to join the other disciples from Sun Moon Sect to confront Duan Ling Tian and avenge Lu Kai.
At the crucial moment, Hu Lin had stopped him.
Recalling the attack utilized by Duan Ling Tian, cold sweat started to form on his forehead again like torrential rain.
The strongest person among the current younger generation in Empyrean Temple, Xuan Bei, who had stood quietly aside during the entire event, gazed at Duan Ling Tian and bluntly asked, “Duan Ling Tian… I look forward to battling you more and more! Shall we battle after we’re done exploring the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure?”
“Gladly!” Duan Ling Tian shrugged his shoulder indifferently, and continued saying, “However, the battle between us doesn’t necessarily have to wait until we’re done exploring the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure to proceed… If you find any treasure that interests me in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, we may need to battle it out.”
After hearing what Duan Ling Tian had to say, Xuan Bei stared and him and questioned, “Oh, so you’re planning to snatch things out of my hands?”
“Of course! As long there are things that interest me in your hands, I’ll snatch it,” Duan Ling Tian replied bluntly.
Xuan Bei took a deep breath before he said with anticipation on his face, “Sure, sure… Then I’ll wait and see!”
At the same time, Zhang Yan voice sounded from afar, “Let’s go!”
Immediately after, Zhang Yan along with Qi Feng, Qin Kong, and seven other Emotion Severing Sect’s disciples went down the stone staircase next to the stone platform into the pitch black bottomless abyss.
Meanwhile, Xuan Bei hailed a group of Empyrean Temple’s disciples to keep up with them, “Keep up.”
The two only surviving Sun Moon Sect’s disciples strode toward the stairs and followed behind a group of young Empyrean Temple’s disciples down the stone stairs.
A number of Five Element Sect’s disciples whispered among themselves.
“Sun Moon Sect is really miserable…Twenty young disciples. The first one was killed by senior brother Ling Tian outside, then another seventeen were slaughtered here. Now there’s only the two of them left.”
“In my opinion, Skywolf Fort is the one that’s truly unlucky!”