Chapter 105: Gamble
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor:
In the sky above Dawnshroud Mountain Range, the sun slowly set and concealed itself behind the other side of the mountain range.
Duan Ling Tian looked at the scene in the sky and thought in his heart, "Maybe this Dawnshroud Mountain Range got its name from that."
"This Dawnshroud Mountain Range should be similar to Misty Forest, both having a myriad of wild animals and fierce beasts living within. We must be careful once we enter it," Duan Ling Tian said to Xiao Yu and Meng Quan by his side.
The two of them nodded in reply.
Duan Ling Tian's figure flashed forward.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Xiao Yu and Meng Quan executed their movement techniques as well as they followed Duan Ling Tian like shadows.
After entering the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, what appeared before them were three forks in the road, but after Duan Ling Tian chose one of them, what appeared before them were five more forks in the road...
It was virtually a maze!
An earsplitting wolf howl tore through the sky!
When Duan Ling Tian turned around to look, he saw a pitch-black-colored wild wolf with eyes that flickered with bloodlust pouncing out of the bushes at the side. It opened its bloody mouth to bite him.
Duan Ling Tian's brows knit as the muscles in his right arm slightly bulged.
He swung out his right arm towards the wild wolf's chest, carrying with it a strong wind which swept towards the surroundings.
A loud noise sounded, followed by a grievous howl from the wild wolf which abruptly ended in the next moment.
The wild wolf's inner organs had been completely shattered from the impact of Duan Ling Tian's arm swing, and as such it only slightly struggled on the ground for a short moment before losing all signs of life....
"I didn't expect that our prey would come find us itself."
Meng Quan laughed as he walked over and hoisted the wild wolf onto his shoulder.
Duan Ling Tian inspected the surroundings for a moment before saying, "Let's return."
The three of them left the Dawnshroud Mountain Range. On the way, they encountered some youths who were carrying their prey back as well. They were going to gather back at the Dawnshroud Mountain Range entrance.
Many people had already begun cleaning the corpses of their prey.
Some hunted tigers, some hunted eagles, and some hunted leopards...
Duan Ling Tian's group of three found an empty space before putting the wolf corpse down. Meng Quan casually pulled out a dagger from his long boot and started cleaning up the wolf corpse...
Before long, Meng Quan had already cleaned up the wolf's fur and even thrown its internal organs aside.
"Meng Quan, you seem experienced."
Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
"Hehe, I used to always sleep out in the Misty Forest, sometimes even for times up to a month, so I needed to get food somehow... Now the meat is ready, so where are we getting our fire from?"
Meng Quan laughed slyly, but as he finished speaking, he was slightly perplexed.
Suddenly, Xiao Yu frowned as he looked into the distance. "Both of you, look."
Duan Ling Tian and Meng Quan looked over.
They saw that nearly all of the Genius Camp youths besides their squad's members had already made a fire...
"Yu Xiang, can you lend the fire piston to us for a moment?"
Someone from Squad Three went over to borrow the fire piston.
"That Yu Xiang got the fire piston?"
Xiao Yu and Meng Quan's expression were slightly ugly.
"If I'm not wrong, you're in the same squad as Duan Ling Tian, right?" Yu Xiang asked the youth.
"Yes." The youth nodded.
"It's a small matter to lend the fire piston to everyone in your Squad Three... But let me be blunt, if anyone dares to lend the fire piston to Duan Ling Tian, don't ever think about having a fire ever again."
Yu Xian's eyes narrowed into a line and a cold light could be indistinctly seen from within.
"This... It's hard on everyone, and we all have been hungry for the entire day. Yu Xiang, why don't you..."
The youth hesitated.
"Humph! Just based on what you said, I'm not going to lend it to anyone from Squad Three!"
Yu Xiang grunted coldly before looking at the youths of his squad and the other squads. "The fires you're all using were borrowed from me. Let me be clear and tell you all that if anyone dares to lend their fire to anyone within Squad Three, don't ever think of using my fire piston again."
At this moment, Yu Xiang had a complacent expressions that said 'I'm the boss.'
"Yu Xiang, don't worry; we're not ungrateful people!"
"Yeah, we guarantee that we won't lend our fire to Squad Three."
Instantly, besides the members of Squad Three, all the remaining squads stated their position clearly.
The youth that came to borrow the fire piston was angry to the extent that his face flushed.
"I what? F**K OFF!"
Yu Xiang glared at the youth. The youth was intimidated to the point of taking two steps back before turning around and returning to Squad Three's area.
At this moment, the members of Squad Three looked fiercely at the youth. "Luo Cheng, you still have the face to come back?"
"You originally successfully borrowed the fire piston, but because you couldn't mind your own business and tried to care of that Duan Ling Tian.... Now everyone in our Squad Three doesn't have any fire to use."
"Duan Ling Tian is right over there. I'm curious though, would he be grateful to you for what you did?"
Luo Cheng felt muddleheaded.
He didn't expect that he would be isolated because of this. For a moment, his eyes became red as the lustre of tears moved within.
"What, you still want to cry? Take your prey and f**k off!"
One of the youths threw over a wild boar that had been cut up to Luo Cheng.
"You all... How could you all be so selfish?!"
As Luo Cheng held on to the wild boar, his breathing became hurried...
Before long, Luo Cheng noticed that the group of youths from Squad Three that were originally planning to argue with him seemed so have seen something terrifying as they abruptly shut their mouths.
Meanwhile, he noticed that a strong hand had been placed on his shoulder.
He turned his head around as saw a smiling violet-clothed youth standing behind him. "Duan... Duan Ling Tian.."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he asked, "You're called Luo Cheng?"
Duan Ling Tian had a good impression of this youth that was willing to strive to get the fire piston for a stranger like himself.
Luo Cheng was slightly nervous and awkward.
"Relax. Since they don't welcome you, just follow me from now on..." Duan Ling Tian said to Luo Cheng before walking back to where Xiao Yu and Meng Quan were.
Xiao Yu and Meng Quan nodded to Luo Cheng.
"Nice to meet you, I'm Luo Cheng."
Luo Cheng's face was slightly red, seeming extremely similar to a little girl.
Not far from them.
"Hmph! This Luo Cheng really has good luck, actually getting acquainted with someone to rely on like Duan Ling Tian."
"So what? Doesn't he still have to eat raw meat?"
"Dammit! We really got screwed over badly by that Luo Cheng."
The youths of Squad Three all had ugly expressions.
On the other side.
Captain Yang Da watched this scene from afar. While roasting meat on the campfire, he asked the other five Centurions who sat around the fire, "How do you all think Duan Ling Tian will deal with his dinner?"
"I heard he was even fearless in front of the Vice Commander, so he probably will just go seize the fire piston from Yu Xiang."
"Humph! If he seizes it forcefully, he might not even be a match for Yu Xiang."
"Exactly. Moreover, do you think the others won't help Yu Xiang? Including Su Li and Tian Hu, they have all received Yu Xiang's kindness; otherwise, where would they have gotten their fire from?"
The five Centurions discussed amongst themselves, and not one of them looked favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's group of four sat around in a circle.
"Duan Ling Tian, now that the fire piston is in Yu Xiang's hands and the others have stated their positions on not lending their fire to us... What are we going to do about our dinner tonight? I've been hungry for a long time after running the entire day."
Meng Quan rubbed his dry stomach with a bitter smile on his face.
Xiao Yu looked over to Duan Ling Tian as well.
"Why...Why not... I go again... and plead to Yu Xiang?" Luo Cheng said, with a red face.
In the next moment, he noticed Duan Ling Tian's group of three sweep him with a burning gaze.
"I... .I won't go, I won't go, OK!"
Luo Cheng lowered his head.
Duan Ling Tian abruptly stood up.
Under the puzzled gazes of Xiao Yu, Meng Quan, and Luo Cheng, Duan Ling Tian walked over to the other youths of Squad Three.
The group of youths was on guard as if confronted with a formidable enemy.
Duan Ling Tian smiled before his gaze focused on the pile of dried wood between the group of youths. "You all probably don't need these pieces of dried wood anymore, right?"
The youths all exchanged glances, but nobody spoke a word.
"Since you all don't want them, I'll take them."
Duan Ling Tian didn't bother to be polite; he grabbed the pile of dried wood and returned to Xiao Yu and the group's side.
"We don't even have a fire piston. What do you want this dried wood for?" Meng Quan had a puzzled expression.
"Who told you that you need a fire piston to start a fire?"
Duan Ling Tian raised his voice on purpose.
For a moment, including Captain Yang Da and the Centurions, everyone looked over at Duan Ling Tian in interest....
Yu Xiang grunted as he raised his voice and mocked, "Humph! Bullsh*t! I really do want to see how you'll start a fire without a fire piston."
"Are you so sure?"
Duan Ling Tian looked at Yu Xiang and abruptly started laughing.
"Of course," Yu Xiang said in opposition.
"Then how about we make a bet?"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered, and the smile on his face never faded.
"What do you want to bet?" Yu Xiang's brows knit slightly.
"Betting on other things aren't interesting... How about whoever loses needs to take off their clothes and run ten rounds around the Dawnshroud Mountain Range entrance without a shred of clothes on their body. How about it?"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he spoke.
"What?!" Yu Xiang was stunned.
The others were dumbstruck as well.
This gamble... was really too ruthless!
"Duan Ling Tian, you..."
Meng Quan looked at Duan Ling Tian with a dumbfounded expression.
"What, you don't dare?"
As Duan Ling Tian looked at Yu Xiang, the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer. "If you're a coward, then keep a low profile, and don't bark around like a dog! F**king noisy."
Yu Xiang's face flushed red as he said in rage, "Why would I not dare? OK, I'll agree!"
"Very good. I hope you don't go back on your word later."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered.
"However, I'm worried you will go back on your word... Captain, Sir!"
Yu Xiang abruptly stood up as he spoke and looked towards the distance.
"Something the matter?"
Yang Da brought along the five Centurions as he walked over. He had heard of the gamble between Duan Ling Tian and Yu Xiang.
"Captain, Sir, this Duan Ling Tian wants to gamble with me, so I hope that you can bear witness so that he doesn't go against his word once he loses..."
Yu Xiang looked towards Yang Da as he spoke.
"Yu Xiang is too ruthless, actually asking the Captain to be the witness of this gamble."
"With the Captain here, even if this Duan Ling Tian loses, he wouldn't dare go against his word!"
"Duan Ling Tian really got himself into trouble this time."
"I'm really looking forward to the scene of Duan Ling Tian running around naked, hahahaha...."
"I'm looking forward to it as well, but this Duan Ling Tian is only sixteen; he probably hasn't even grown any hair yet, so there's nothing interesting about that."
The group of youths started discussing animatedly as if they were sure that Duan Ling Tian would definitely lose.