Chapter 136: Recruiting Jing Ru
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian was still surprised, as he didn't think that he would encounter Duan Ling Xing's cousin here. But now he hadn't even speak and was already taunted and mocked by the young man, causing a malicious flame to burn within his heart.
"Idiot!" The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled up slightly as he slowly spit out a word.
Duan Rong was stupefied. This violet-clothed youth had actually called him an idiot?
He even thought that he had heard wrong and asked uncertainly, "What did you say?"
Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to the young man. Although he was Duan Ling Xing's cousin, there wasn't any real relationship between the two. He had enmity with Duan Ling Xing, but he wouldn't involve Duan Ling Xing's family members for no reason.
This was a principal that he had always persisted upon in his previous life while living in the world of mercenaries on the edge of a blade.
One's family shouldn't have to bear their sins!
This point was something that even made the enemies in his previous life have heartfelt admiration towards him. Of course, if Duan Rong wasn't sensible and provoked him, the he wasn't someone that was afraid of trouble...
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to the attendant beside him as he asked, "What are the prices of these courtyard houses?"
The attendant returned to her senses. Duan Ling Tian's smile was like a spring breeze to her, and she momentarily forgot about the displeased feeling from what happened just now as she earnestly explained to Duan Ling Tian, "Customer, this courtyard house is divided into the a main and a secondary building. It has a total of 20 rooms, two kitchens, two halls, one front yard, and one back yard. The courtyard houses we sell here all come with brand new furniture and daily necessities, and in total cost 8,000,000 silver."
8,000,000 silver? Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be astounded as he looked at the courtyard house the attendant pointed at.
Duan Rong stood at the side with a flushed face. When was he ever ignored by someone in such a way? Flames of fury couldn't help but ignite within his heart as he watched the violet-clothed youth chat happily with the beautiful attendant.
"Kid, didn't you hear what this Young Master said earlier? I want this attendant!" Duan Rong said in a cold voice that contained an undisputable manner and was extremely overbearing.
"Customer." The attendant's face turned slightly pale, as she was scared of Duan Rong's growl, and looked over at Duan Ling Tian with a worried expression.
"In this world, dogs bark everywhere; you just have to get used to it. You can continue." Duan Ling Tian had a carefree and unbothered expression. Just like he said, there were so many mad dogs in this world that he couldn't actually kill all of them, right?
As long as they didn't bite him, they could go on and be as mad as they wanted; he would just ignore them.
The attendant heaved a sigh of relief when she saw how Duan Ling Tian was so unperturbed. She realized that although this youth had heard of the young man's background. he was still unperturbed, and thus obviously was unafraid.
Dog bark? Duan Rong's face darkened as he shouted in rage, "Kid, you're courting death!"
As soon as he finished speaking, Duan Rong pounced towards Duan Ling Tian, and above him, seven ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form...
Fifth level of the Core Formation Stage!
"Customer, be careful!" The attendant's face went pale, as she didn't expect that this young man would have such a deep cultivation. At the same time, she unconsciously moved to block in front of Duan Ling Tian. Her delicate body trembled as she closed her eyes in terror.
"You're courting death!" Seeing the attendant actually being willing to shield Duan Ling Tian caused his eyes to emit jealousy and insanity. His palm strike, which suffused palm images throughout the air, blasted down towards the attendant.
"It looks to me like you're courting death!" Duan Ling Tian's voice was incomparably icy cold, as if it came from hell itself.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian's figure flashed out, seeming to transform into a spirit serpent as he moved around the attendant's delicate figure to circle around in front of her.
At the critical moment, Duan Ling Tian's hands shook, then palm images and fist images whistled out to intercept Duan Rong's palm strike.
Dragon's Finishing Touch!
Between the flurry of fist and palm images, Duan Ling Tian's finger pointed out and, accompanied by an ear-shattering sound , touched Duan Rong's approaching palm.
In the blink of the eye, eight ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Duan Ling Tian.... Duan Ling Tian exerted the strength of nearly eight ancient mammoths when executing this finger attack!
"Sixth level of the Core Formation Stage!" The old man behind Duan Rong had maintained a calm expression while all of this was going on. Even when Duan Rong attacked, he didn't have any reaction. But now, when he noticed that Duan Ling Tian revealed a strength that was completely sufficient to suppress Duan Rong, his face sank, and he instantaneously flashed out. His figure left a string of afterimages behind as he flew towards Duan Ling Tian and shouted explosively, "Stay your hand!"
The silhouettes of 60 ancient mammoths condensed into form above the old man... Fourth level of the Origin Core Stage!
"Hmph!" A cold grunt that seemed like thunder instantly exploded out throughout the lobby.
A robust figure that seemed like a mountain blocked in front of the old man. The figure casually swung out a punch, seeming to disdain to even use a martial skill. The punch blasted unto the old man's chest and sent him flying. The old man had approached swiftly and flew away even more swiftly!
"Seventh level of the Origin Core Stage!" When the old man flew out, he could vaguely see 100 ancient mammoth silhouettes flash above the figure that attacked him.
And almost at the exact same moment, Duan Ling Tian's finger strike touched Duan Rong's approaching palm strike. Instantly, the force of his finger attack exploded out.
"Ah!" Duan Rong's shrill cry sounded, accompanied by a strange sound of bones shattering, and his body jerked before following in the old man's footsteps. He was blasted away by Duan Ling Tian's finger attack.
The old man's body had only just crashed onto the ground when Duan Rong's body descended straight after him, crashing just right beside the old man.
The sharp pain that came from the heart of his palm caused Duan Rong to let out another shrill cry full of grief. "Eighth...Eighth Elder... my... my carpal bone... shattered... it's shattered!"
The old man spat out a mouthful of blood and glanced at the robust middle-aged man in terror before he slowly stood up, supported Duan Rong to exit the store, and made his way towards the Duan Clan Estate.
"This..." The attendant had already opened her eyes; however, the expected palm strike didn't descend upon her, and she only saw the disappearing figures of the young man and the old man beside him.
"Who is he?" Subsequently, her gaze, which was filled with curiosity and disbelief, descended upon the violet-clothed youth. Everything that happened before only took place in the blink of the eye, and she had only come back to her senses when she noticed that everything had already ended. But even then she could still recall that although she blocked in front of the violet-clothed youth, in the end, the violet-clothed youth still managed to circle around in front of her...
"Why?" Suddenly, a slightly young voice entered her ears, causing her to awaken from her daze. She had a perturbed expression as she spoke. "Cus...customer."
"Why did you block in front of me earlier? Aren't you afraid of death?" Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he asked the attendant.
"I don't know as either.... At that moment, I felt that I couldn't let a mishap befall my customer. After that... I unconsciously..." As the attendant recalled what happened earlier, she had an inexpressible feeling. Even she herself didn't know why she did what she did earlier, and she felt a lingering fear when she recalled what happened.
The smile on Duan Ling Tian's face never faded as he asked, "What's your name?"
"Customer, I'm Jing Ru," the attendant respectfully replied.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded, then his gaze descended upon the courtyard house model Jing Ru was introducing earlier. "I think this type courtyard house is pretty good... Are there any near Paladin Academy?"
Jing Ru's delicate body trembled and her eyes emitted a glow of disbelief. "Cus... Customer, you... you're a student at Paladin Academy?"
"Sort of. I've obtained the qualifications but haven't reported in yet." Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Jing Ru was startled, as she never would have imagined that the youth before her would actually be a student at Paladin Academy!
In order to enter Paladin Academy, besides members of the Imperial Family and the few great clans in the Imperial City who possessed a small amount of qualifications to recommend one of their own, only genius martial artists who had experienced and surpassed countless tests and tribulations were able to obtain the qualifications to enter Paladin Academy.
No matter how she looked at him, the violet-clothed youth in front of her was around the age of 18. No matter what method he used to obtain the qualifications, it was still sufficient to shock her, and even make her look up to him!
Jing Ru took a deep breath and spoke slowly. "Customer, you're in luck. There just happens to be one of these courtyard houses close to Paladin Academy."
Duan Ling Tian nodded. "Then I'll take that courtyard house. What procedures do we have to go through?"
With the help of Jing Ru, Duan Ling Tian spent 8,000,000 silver and bought the courtyard house Jing Ru introduced. Duan Ling Tian withdrew 10,000,000 silver with a wave of his hand before separating 8,000,000 silver and tossing it onto the counter. His entire movement flowed naturally and smoothly.
The manager behind the counter who was in charge of registrations was shocked by Duan Ling Tian's wealth. He passed over the deed for the land and keys to Duan Ling Tian with utmost respect.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Jing Ru and asked, with a smile, "Jing Ru, how about you take me over to have a look?"
Jing Ru glanced at the manager in hesitation when she heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
"Go." The manager nodded. Although this customer was young, he obviously had an extraordinary background based on how liberal with money he was, so the manager wasn't willing to offend him.
Under Jing Ru's lead, Duan Ling Tian arrived at the courtyard house he had bought. The conditions of the courtyard house were roughly similar to the model, and it came complete with furniture and daily necessities, saving him much trouble...
"Customer, do you have any other question?" Jing Ru asked respectfully after taking Duan Ling Tian around the entire courtyard house.
"Jing Ru." Duan Ling Tian looked at Jing Ru and smiled lightly. "Are you interested in being my manager here?"
Jing Ru was stunned and couldn't quite wrap her head around things.
Duan Ling Tian continued, "I'm worried Duan Rong will come look for trouble with you because of what happened today. Even though you're a member of the Imperial Family's business, and he wouldn't dare make trouble for you openly, a despicable person like him isn't above operating in secret!"
"If you be my manager, your main job will consist of being in charge of my daily income and the everyday management of the courtyard house. You don't have to do anything else, so it's absolutely more relaxed than your previous job. Besides that, I can give you double your salary." Duan Ling Tian had already decided in his heart that when he bought this courtyard house, he would find a manager, some servant girls, and a chef.
In the future, the household affairs would be handled by the manager, allowing his mother and his two fiancees to cultivate in peace.
"You think it over properly. Within the next three days, you may come find me here anytime." Duan Ling Tian didn't force Jing Ru when he noticed her hesitation.