Chapter 171: Little Python's Breakthrough
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian raised his head to gaze upon the night sky, and the dense, starry sky reflected into his eyes.
"This array of stars should be many planets, right? According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Cloud Continent is vast and boundless...And at the end of the lands in every direction is a vast, oceanic expanse, where the size of the ocean is boundless."
" Rebirth Martial Emperor had once gone out to sea, desiring to seek its end, but eventually he noticed that the boundless ocean seemed to not have any end. In the end, he was worried that he would get lost and didn't go any deeper...." A segment of Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories flashed within Duan Ling Tian's mind.
In other words, Rebirth Martial Emperor didn't explore deep into this vast world.
"Maybe the Cloud Continent I'm currently on, combined together to that boundless ocean, is a planet as well." Duan Ling Tian guessed within his heart.
At this moment, he made a great aspiration within his heart.
In the future, if he is able to stand at the peak of Cloud Continent, then he will definitely bring along his family and go out to sea to explore this vast world... He wanted to see if this place was a planet or not!
According to his estimations, if it was a planet, then it was definitely a planet countless times larger than Earth.
The speed of Rebirth Martial Emperor at his peak was countless times faster than the planes on Earth in his previous life... and with Rebirth Martial Emperor's speed, if he were to be put on Earth, then he would be able to circle around the entire planet in the blink of an eye.
"If this piece of land below my feet is really a planet...." Duan Ling Tian's gaze looked at the array of stars in the horizon, and he thought in his heart, "Then which planet is Earth?"
Earth was his home, and there were too many of his memories there....
If he had the chance to return, then he would surely take it. Not for any other reason but to burn the bones and shatter the ashes of that broker who set him up!
Although, he still needed to thank that broker to a certain extent, as the broker gave a much more wonderful life! But the two matters can't be considered together; some scores still had to be settled....
"Young Master, what're you thinking of?" Ke Er's pleasing voice sounded, causing Duan Ling Tian to return to his senses before lightly smiling. "I was thinking of whether other humans like us exist on those stars..."
"Young Master, how could you think like this? If there were people on those stars, then they would've surely fallen down long ago." Ke Er gazed upon the array of stars in the night sky, and her beautiful eyebrows knitted as she spoke with an innocent and pure expression.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth twitched.
Could he say it?
Could it be that he would need to explain what gravitational attraction was to Ke Er?
Meanwhile, Li Fei looked up into the array of stars in the night sky as well. Her clear eyes focused and she was absorbed in thought.
Duan Ling Tian and his two fiancees were admiring the moon and gazing at the stars, whereas outside the gate of the Su Clan estate, two figures walked swiftly in single file to enter the estate.
The figure in the front was a young man around the age of 22 or 23, and the figure in the back was a young man around the age of 20 who was wearing red clothes and had a frosty expression. There was a sheathed sword within his arms, and his pair of cold eyes flickered with a trace of a strange light.
After a short moment.
"Grand Elder, Su Li is here." Before a vast courtyard, the young man who was leading the way respectfully spoke.
"Let him in." An aged voice sounded out from within.
The frosty young man who wore red clothes and held a sword in his arms was precisely Su Li.
Su Li's eyes flashed with a complicated sheen, and he eventually walked into the courtyard with large strides.
Within the vast courtyard, an aged figure stood there still as a mountain, and the figure's pair of eyes that emitted a bright light descended onto Su Li....
Su Li stood there after entering and didn't speak a single word.
"Is your father well?" The Su Clan's Grand Elder, Su Nan's, gaze descended onto Su Li as he slowly asked.
"Not bad. He eats well and sleeps well," Su Li said indifferently, as if he was unwilling to converse further with Su Nan. "You brought me here. If there's something you want to say, then speak frankly."
Su Nan took his time as he spoke. "I still remember that your father was a sword cultivator, and his Shadowless Sword was something that rarely met a match amongst his peers in our Su Clan... Unfortunately, he was too arrogant and actually challenged Duan Ru Feng, who was flourishing within the Duan Clan at the time. In the end, not only did his sword snap, he even suffered a body full of internal injuries that were difficult to heal, and it was difficult for him to utilize the Origin Energy within his body ever again."
"I heard that you have a good relationship with Duan Ling Tian, the son of Duan Ru Feng, and are even friends... What? The son of the enemy that put your father into such a miserable state, you don't hate him in the slightest?" As he spoke up to this point, Su Nan's gaze sharpened as if it could penetrate everything.
"Why would I hate him?" Su Li asked indifferently and with a calm tone. "If you called me here just to drive a wedge between us... then you've wasted your time."
Even though his father was defeated at the hands of Duan Ling Tian and suffered a body full of internal injuries, his father had never once hated Duan Ru Feng.
Even to the extent that his father would feel heartfelt respect whenever he mentioned Duan Ru Feng.
Even though they were far away from the Imperial City, when his father found out of Duan Ru Feng's disappearance that year, his father felt a sense of loss for a period of time.
At that time, although he was still young, he was still able to remember it clearly.
He, who was influenced by his father since a young age, would naturally not hate Duan Ru Feng.
Moreover, the reason his father left the Su Clan and left the Imperial City that year, wasn't it all because of the group of vile people in the Su Clan?
If he were to talk about hatred, then he hated the Su Clan much more!
"Humph! You really are like your father, ignorant!" Su Nan's face sank.
"If there's nothing else, then I'll be taking my leave." Su Li's gaze focused as a cold light flashed within, and the hand which held on to his sword tightened. The person he admired the most in his life was his father, and he wouldn't tolerate others' disrespect.
"Since it's come to this, then I'll be frank... take this thing first." Su Nan raised his hand and threw a small jade bottle to Su Li.
Su Li frowned, as he was able to discern that this was a pill bottle. However, he didn't think that Su Nan would be kind and gift a medicinal pill to him.
"This is an Origin Freezing Pill." Su Nan slowly spoke.
Su Li's face went grim, as he naturally knew what an Origin Freezing Pill was. Although it couldn't be considered a poisonous pill, if it were to be consumed by a martial artist below the Origin Core Stage, then the Origin Energy within that martial artist's entire body would be suppressed, and that martial artist wouldn't be able to utilize his Origin Energy for 10 hours.
Even if the person only consumed a tiny bit, their Origin Energy would still be suppressed for at least half an hour.
In this instant, Su Li understood Su Nan's intentions. "You want me to give Duan Ling Tian this Origin Freezing Pill?"
"You're extremely intelligent...." Su Nan's gaze flashed as he spoke slowly. "I know you think of him as a friend, so I won't force you. You don't have to personally kill him... you only need to make him consume the Origin Freezing Pill during his meal. It's fine even if it's only a shred. At that time, our Su Clan disciples at Paladin Academy will take care of it personally."
"Do you think it's possible?" Su Li sneered. He raised his hand, planning to toss away the pill bottle.
Su Nan's face sank as he coldly said, "If you toss away this Origin Freezing Pill, then there'll be no room for turning back."
"What? Threatening me? Do you think that I, Su Li, am the type of person that would harm my friends to save my own life?" Su Li laughed in disdain.
He would rather die than sell out his friends, not to mention harm the lives of his friends.
Su Nan's gaze focused as he slowly spoke. "Not bad, you're exactly the same as your father all those years ago. However, you don't have a choice. Our Su Clan has long ago found out about you and your parents' home in Flowing Wind City's Martial Tomb Town.... I'll give you two days. If you don't give Duan Ling Tian that Origin Freezing Pill within two days, then I'll send people riding Ferghana Horses to the Martial Tomb Town and take your parents' lives!"
Su Li's face went pale.
Although his father's cultivation wasn't low, due to the hidden injuries within his body, he was unable to utilize his Origin Energy. His mother is only an ordinary wife, so her cultivation was even inferior to Su Li's.
"Despicable!" Never had Su Li imagined that the Su Clan's Grand Elder would actually be so despicable that he would use the lives of Su Li's parents to threaten Su Li.
"The lives of your parents are in your hands... You should look out for yourself!" Su Nan lightly smiled as if Su Li was within his grasp before waving his hand to ask Su Li to leave.
Su Li took a deep breath, and his gaze flickered as he sunk into a fight with his own morality.
In the end, he still held onto the pill bottle within his hand and left the Su Clan estate.
At dawn the next day.
After breakfast, Duan Ling Tian brought along the two little pythons and arrived at Paladin Academy as usual.
The matter which occurred yesterday was obviously suppressed intentionally by Paladin Academy, so news of it didn't spread. The group of Star Mastermind Department students in the classroom didn't size Duan Ling Tian up with strange gazes.
The entire morning passed in peace.
At noon, Duan Ling Tian's group once again gathered for a meal in the cafeteria.
"Eh, Su Li, why's your expression so unsightly?" Duan Ling Tian noticed that Su Li's expression was slightly unnatural and couldn't help himself from asking.
"I wonder what happened to this fellow. He's had this sour-face since early in the morning." Tian Hu shook his head.
"It's nothing." Under Xiao Xun and Xiao Yu's concerned gazes, Su Li shook his head.
Before long, the food was served, and with it was a jug of wine.
"It feels so gratifying every time I think about what happened yesterday. Let's have a proper toast to it...." Tian Hu smiled as he extended his hand to pick up the wine jug.
Su Li raised his hand and hit away Tian Hu's hand, and grabbed onto the wine jug before him.
"The sun is rising from the west if you're actually taking the initiative to pour wine for us." Tian Hu had a face full of disbelief.
"If it wasn't for all of you arriving on time yesterday, my entire cultivation would have been crippled by that Su Tong...." Su Li murmured.
"What're you talking about? We're all friends." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. "Su Li, when did you become so sentimental? Come, hurry up and pour the wine."
At a table not far away, two young men sat together.
"Looks like Su Li is about to make his move."
"Humph! He still said that they're friends, but isn't he selling him out all the same? Even till death, that Duan Ling Tian probably wouldn't have imagined that his good friend would drug him." The two young men used a voice only the two of them could hear as they whispered to each other.
"However, after we've dealt with that Duan Ling Tian, we'll have to leave Paladin Academy as well."
"So be it! The reward that the Grand Elder promised us is sufficient for us to live out the rest of our live without worry...."