Chapter 969: Duan Ling Tian’s Rage
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although Zi Shang had a grade two spirit spear supporting him, he could not stop spitting blood from his mouth as he kneeled on one knee on the ground.
As his blood flowed, a dazzling river was formed on the ground before him.
All he could feel at the moment was that all of the strength in his body had been exhausted. He no longer had any strength left to fight Duan Ling Tian.
Under such a circumstance, the only thing that he could depend on was Ghost Flame who was lurking in his body.
However, Ghost Flame did not respond to Zi Shang this time.
“Elder Ghost, Elder Ghost…” Zi Shang proceeded to call out worriedly.
However, Ghost Flame did not respond to him as though he had completely vanished.
At that moment, Zi Shang noticed that something was wrong.
He lifted up his head with difficulty and looked at the purple-clad young man walking toward him step by step.
His heart jolted when he saw the chipped tablet in the purple-clad young man’s hand, and he did not know when it had appeared. He finally figured out why Ghost Flame had ignored him.
Duan Ling Tian took out the Devilseal Tablet that was able to suppress Ghost Flame. Naturally, that would mean that it was impossible for Ghost Flame to show himself and help him.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
Zi Shang could not help but clench his teeth as he stared at the purple-clad young man nearby. Apart from anger, there was a mix of bitterness in his eyes.
He knew he was doomed!
With the grudge between him and Duan Ling Tian, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to let him go even if he surrendered and begged!
Therefore, Zi Shang stood up and strenuously relied on the grade two spirit spear. He glared at Duan Ling Tian with his eyes that were filled with grudge. “Duan… Duan Ling Tian! I won’t forgive you even if I’m dead! I won’t forgive you even if I become a ghost!!”
Duan Ling Tian held the Devilseal Tablet in one hand to prevent Zi Shang from obtaining help from what seemed to be a Martial Emperor’s soul remnant in his body to fight and a sword in the other hand as he looked at Zi Shang coldly.
Zi Shang would definitely die as soon as Duan Ling Tian swung the sword in his hand!
He heard what Zi Shang said and could not help but laugh. Soon, he glared at Zi Shang with disdain and said calmly, “Zi Shang, is that what you really think… I’m not afraid of you when you’re alive, why would I be afraid of you when you’re dead?”
“Hahaha…” At that moment, Zi Shang began to laugh. It was strange, and his laugh was delirious and without pretense.
“What are you laughing at?” Duan Ling Tian frowned and stared at Zi Shang coldly.
Zi Shang’s laughter gradually died down. However, he still had a smile on his face, it was a cold and cunning smile.
Zi Shang looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he was looking at a dead body as he grinned. “Duan Ling Tian, so what if you kill me?”
“As long as the Skywolf Fort’s senior officials find out the Devilseal Tablet is in your hands, they’ll never let you go! I’ll be waiting for you in hell. I’ll definitely be waiting for you!” Zi Shang began to laugh again as he spoke. It was as if he could see the scene where Duan Ling Tian was being killed by a group of senior officials from the Skywolf Fort.
“You take your time and wait then!”
Duan Ling Tian grinned, he lifted his arm and swung his sword toward Zi Shang.
The swing of the sword caused the relief expression on Zi Shang’s face to change dramatically and he could not help but groan in a deep voice.
Duan Ling Tian did not kill Zi Shang immediately. The sword in his hand landed on Zi Shang’s right wrist, and he swung it down all of the sudden.
Blood spewed out when Duan Ling Tian broke Zi Shang’s tendon with a swing of the sword. Zi Shang’s body that was left with one hand was trembling.
Fortunately, Zi Shang could use the other hand to hold on tight to the grade two spirit spear. Otherwise, he would have definitely fallen head first on the ground.
Unfortunately, Zi Shang could not endure it anymore as Duan Ling Tian swung his sword for the second time and broke the tendon in his remaining hand, and he fell on the ground. It was unbearable to watch.
“Duan Ling Tian, if you’re a man, kill me once and for all!! If you don’t, you’re a bastard raised by a whore!”
Zi Shang groaned again and stared madly at Duan Ling Tian who was looking at him as he lifted his head. He shouted loudly with the intention to provoke Duan Ling Tian so that he would kill him once and for all.
After Zi Shang spoke, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were covered with a layer of red all of a sudden.
Zi Shang could insult anything about him, but it was unforgivable for him to insult his mother!
“You want to die once and for all? I’m not going to doing that! I’ll let you die a long and torturous death…”
At that moment, Duan Ling Tian’s voice was extremely cold as though it came from a thaw hole. Anyone would have goosebumps hearing that voice.
Zi Shang’s expression changed dramatically. He wanted to provoke Duan Ling Tian initially, but he did not expect it to backfire.
Duan Ling Tian swung his sword once again in an arc as he chopped off one of Zi Shang’s legs slowly.
During the procedure, Zi Shang could not endure it any longer and wailed in devastation.
“Duan… Duan Ling Tian, you… You’re… You’re a devil! You’re a devil!” Zi Shang yelled loudly when he had a respite as Duan Ling Tian put his sword away.
However, Duan Ling Tian swung the sword in his hand once again.
Zi Shang shrieked agonizingly as his other leg was chopped off.
His face was pale, but it regained its color soon after he used Origin Energy to staunch the bleeding from the wound.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression was cold as he swung the sword in his hand again as his eyes gleamed. He broke Zi Shang’s Dantian instantly.
At this moment, Zi Shang passed out immediately after releasing a shriek.
At the same time, the Origin Energy that was used to staunch the bleeding on Zi Shang’s body vanished. Blood was flowing out continuously from the wounds on his four limbs. Very quickly, it turned into a river and drowned his body in it.
Up until that moment, the fierce gleam in Duan Ling Tian did not fade away at all.
In his past life on earth, he was an orphan who had no parents.
He had a mother named Li Rou when he arrived in this world.
The love that Li Rou gave him had caused him to treat Li Rou like his birth mother.
If he was asked who mattered the most to him in the world, it would undoubtedly be Li Rou, his mother in this life.
As the saying went, ‘Every dragon has a reverse scale, one would definitely die if one touches it!’
His mother was his reverse scale.
He was enraged when Zi Shang insulted his mother earlier. He was so angry that he could no longer suppress his emotion.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed fiercely when he noticed that Zi Shang would soon die from blood loss while he was passed out. He lifted his arm and took out a bottle of hard liquor that had never been opened from his Spatial Ring.
After opening the seal on the hard liquor bottle, Duan Ling Tian then poured the hard liquor on Zi Shang’s head.
Zi Shang was passed out, but he woke up with a jerk from the ice-cold hard liquor.
However, the only thing Zi Shang could feel was a devastating pain all over his body when he woke up, and he began to wail in pain.
How could he maintain his composure from earlier?
Zi Shang’s cultivation base was completely destroyed, and he could no longer use Origin Energy to staunch the bleeding from his wounds.
The only thing he could do was to look at the blood flowing out his body.
Very soon, Zi Shang closed his eyes and passed out again.
Duan Ling Tian patiently poured the hard liquor on Zi Shang’s head again, and again, waking Zi Shang waking up over and over again in return. He would let out devastating wails repeatedly before passing out again.
“Duan… Duan Ling Tian… Please… Please just kill me!”
“I beg you! I… I’m begging you!!”
Zi Shang’s face was ashen, and his breath was weak but he could not stop begging.
“You should’ve known this would be the consequence from the moment you insulted my mother!”
Duan Ling Tian ignored Zi Shang and continued to torture him.
Half an hour later, Zi Shang’s head fell hard onto the ground. He had lost his breath completely and died of blood loss.
Zi Shang was dead, he was really dead!
Duan Ling Tian’s rage faded gradually when Zi Shang died.
He looked into Zi Shang’s eyes again. Although there was still cold gleam shining in his eyes, there was no longer unforgivable hatred like before.
Duan Ling Tian became a little absentminded as he stared at Zi Shang’s body.
At this moment, he could not help but recall the time when he first saw Zi Shang.
Zi Shang was riding on a flying beast when he landed on the peak of Seven Star Sword Sect’s Dubhe Peak in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom. He had intended to have an affair with his fiancee, Ke Er.
Conflict sparked between him and Zi Shang after that, and they established a two-year agreement.
Throughout the two years, he defeated Zi Shang whose cultivation base was a couple of levels higher than him easily with his Soul Skill Thousand Illusions. Zi Shang left unwillingly.
That time when he met Zi Shang again was at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition, the conflict between him and Zi Shang rose up.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Zi Shang’s dead body calmly as he conveniently took Zi Shang’s Spatial Ring.
In the next moment, a purple flame with golden edges burned on Duan Ling Tian’s hands. He was ready to pour the hard liquor on Zi Shang’s body so that he would vanish completely from this world.
At this moment, a cold, husky and old voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. It was filled with concern. “Duan Ling Tian, don’t burn just yet. Don’t burn just yet!!”
“Oh, why… Are you scared, old fellow?” Duan Ling Tian said calmly with a grin on his lips and a gleam in his eyes.
“Duan Ling Tian, if you’re willing to let me go, and let me live in your body temporarily, I’ll pay you back in the future! As long as you have me, in the future, you’ll definitely…”
Naturally, the voice came from what seemed to be the soul remnant of a Martial Emperor powerhouse in Zi Shang’s body. It was Ghost Flame’s voice.
When he saw his host, Zi Shang, was killed, he was desperate to look for his next host. Otherwise, his soul remnant would vanish completely.
However, he stopped suddenly before he could finish speaking. He then said in panic after pausing for a second, “What… What are you doing?! No! No!! No…”
Unfortunately, it was Ghost Flame’s fate that he could not finish what he was going to say.
That was because the flame that was on Duan Ling Tian’s hand was poured onto Zi Shang’s body at the moment Ghost Flame paused earlier. It ignited the hard liquor on Zi Shang’s body.
As Zi Shang drowned in the flame that rose rapidly, Ghost Flame could not speak at all, and he vanished from the world just like Zi Shang did.
‘Zi Shang, Ghost Flame, die!’
Duan Ling Tian maintained his cold expression from the beginning until the end.
Naturally, he had heard Ghost Flame’s voice loud and clear, but he ignored it completely.
He had no idea what this Ghost Flame was, and he had no idea what kind of latent risk there might be in the future if he allowed Ghost Flame to attach himself to his body.
Therefore, he did not dare to take the risk.
“The spirit fruit…”
Duan Ling Tian performed Blood Ownership Claim on Zi Shang’s Spatial Ring after he snapped back to his senses.