Chapter 187: Going After Easy Prey
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Wang Da Hu!" Just at this time, Duan Ling Tian looked at Wang Da Hu, and Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused on him as he spoke in a slightly cold voice. "I'll give you a chance... Take the 200,000 silver in your hands and leave. As for the lives of your four brothers, they must remain here! Or else all of you must die!"
Duan Ling Tian abruptly turning hostile completely exceeded the expectations of Wang Da Hu's group of five, and their faces all went pale.
"You... You're going back on your words!" Wang Da Hu's face went grim. He stared furiously at Duan Ling Tian, as he never thought that Duan Ling Tian wouldn't keep to his word.
"You're courting death!" Zhang Qian's icy-cold voice sounded as he kicked out his leg in a flash, kicking Wang Da Hu flying into the wall. He fell to the ground with a crash.
Wang Da Hu spat out a few mouthful of bloods in succession, and his rage-filled gaze that still had unwillingness mixed within descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
"Boss." The other four members of the Crimson North's Five Tigers were incomparably grievous and indignant.
"Wang Da Hu, this is the last chance I'm giving you. I hope you cherish it." Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto Wang Da Hu as he spoke indifferently.
"Even if I, Wang Da Hu, died, I would still not abandon my brothers!" Wang Da Hu gnashed his teeth. Although he was afraid of death, when he thought about how he had to use the lives of his brothers who'd gone through thick and thin with him in exchange for his own life, he refused Duan Ling Tian.
Even if he were to survive out of luck, his heart wouldn't be at ease for the rest of his life.
"Boss, we know you're loyal... but we still hope that you can live on and help take care of our families!"
"Boss, live well!"
The other four seemed to have realized that they were faced with imminent danger now and hurriedly persuaded him.
"Second brother, third brother, fourth brother, fifth brother!" Wang Da Hu's eyes were filled with blood as he looked at the four men before him.
Zhang Qian's and Zhao Gang's brows twitched. As members of the army, they were particular about loyalty towards friends and family. When they saw Wang Da Hu's group of five like this, admiration couldn't help but be aroused within their hearts, and they felt sympathy.
Right when they were about to speak and ask Duan Ling Tian to show mercy.
"Congratulations, Wang Da Hu, you've passed my test!" The icy-cold expression on Duan Ling Tian's face instantly melted, and he picked up the 2,800,000 silver Hammer Seven took out and put away 2,000,000 silver before tossing over the other 800,000 silver to Wang Da Hu. "After you've cleaned this place up, take this 1,000,000 silver and leave the Imperial City with your four brothers."
The sudden change caused Wang Da Hu's group of five to be stupefied.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had smiles on their faces instead, and the gazes with which they looked at Duan Ling Tian were even more full of admiration.
"Thank you, Young Master, thank you, Young Master!" Wang Da Hu's group of five once again knelt down and repeatedly kowtowed. This time they truly were grateful to Duan Ling Tian.
"I'll leave this place for you to deal with. I still have matters to attend to. I'll be leaving first." Duan Ling Tian swept Wang Da Hu's group of five with his gaze, the corners of his mouth curled into a smile. He left with Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
"Young Master, if Wang Da Hu had abandoned his four brothers and left, what would happen?" Outside the inn, Zhang Qian followed behind Duan Ling Tian and couldn't help himself from asking.
"If he chose to abandon his brothers, then they would all die!" Duan Ling Tian tone was calm. It was as if he was talking about an extremely normal matter.
In his heart, if Wang Da Hu were to choose in that way, then even he couldn't convince himself to let Wang Da Hu's group go....
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang exhaled a deep breath of cold air when they heard what Duan Ling Tian said, They glanced at Duan Ling Tian in tacit understanding and with profound gazes.
They didn't have a shred of doubt that once this youth matured, he would surely be an outstanding person!
Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused as he looked at Zhang Qian. "Zhang Qian, do you know where Hong Ji usually is?"
Zhang Qian was rather acquainted with Hong Ji, and before long, Duan Ling Tian sought out Hong Ji.
After some time of coercion and threats, Duan Ling Tian pried open Hong Ji's mouth and gave him over to be taken care of by Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang....
Unexpectedly, the two of them directly killed Hong Ji!
"You two...." Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Zhang Qian laughed slyly. "Young Master, this Hong Ji's committed all sorts of wicked deeds, and I've wanted to teach him a lesson since long ago."
"Then why didn't you two teach him a lesson before?"
"We were afraid of his relationship with the Xiao Clan's Patriarch before this...."
"Why aren't you afraid now?"
"We've already killed two Su Clan direct descendant disciples, and we've already put everything on the line. This Hong Ji doesn't make a difference."
Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless towards the reason Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang provided.
Why did it sound like it was he who led Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang astray?
"This Hong Ji actually has a Spatial Ring as well... 30,000,000 silver?" After Duan Ling Tian established ownership over Hong Ji's Spatial Ring and saw the huge pile of silver within, he couldn't help but be stunned for a moment.
"Logically speaking, it's impossible for this Hong Ji to be so rich... It's probably the money that that Duan Clan member gave him." Zhang Qian guessed.
"Humph! This Hong Ji said he only received 5,000,000 silver... We were nearly cheated by him." Duan Ling Tian snorted coldly. "The inner city gates are going to close soon. Let's go!"
Now that he had achieved his objective, the remaining matters were within the inner city.
"Duan Ru Lei!" Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused as a breathtaking killing intent arose within him.
Duan Ling Tian found out from Hong Ji that the Duan Clan's second master's men were the ones that sought his help... And the person behind the scenes became obvious.
It was precisely the Duan Clan's second master, Duan Ru Lei!
After entering the inner city, Duan Ling Tian said to Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, "You two observe Duan Ru Lei tonight. I want to know if he's returned to the Duan Clan Estate or gone to another place... After you've finished your investigation, return and report to me."
"Yes, Young Master." Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian hurriedly nodded.
They had already guessed what the Young Master had planned. The Young Master intends to kill that Duan Ru Lei!
Even though they knew that Duan Ru Lei was the Duan Clan's second master and had an extraordinary identity, they had already killed two Su Clan direct descendants, thus they didn't feel like anything was wrong with it....
According to what the Young Master said, as long it's done cleanly and no clues are left behind, then there's no danger of anything going wrong.
The night was dark with strong gusts of wind. It was a perfect night to kill someone.
Outside a courtyard house within the inner city, three black-clothed and masked figures silently leapt over the wall and snuck into the courtyard house. They were precisely Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Qian, and Zhao Gang.
After Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang tracked him for an entire night, they confirmed that Duan Ru Lei had arrived at this courtyard house and didn't return to the Duan Clan estate.
This courtyard house was double the size of the one Duan Ling Tian possessed. Presently, the lights within were completely extinguished, and it was extremely quiet....
"Seems slightly off." Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian's sensitive Spiritual Force trembled, as he had vaguely perceived something.
Not only that, he even noticed that the two little pythons inside his sleeve were now restless as if they had noticed something....
After taking a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian brought Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang along as he continued forward.
Since he'd come, he didn't wish to return empty-handed!
Moreover, as far as he was concerned, what threat could a cripple pose?! Even if he had someone protecting him, Duan Ling Tian wasn't afraid of it!
As long as it wasn't a Half-step Void Stage expert, he could deal with it by relying on his Bone Corrosion Inscription.
Right when Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Qian, and Zhao Gang had just arrived at the center of the front courtyard, a clear sound echoed out and lights were lit in an instant, illuminating the entire front courtyard.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At the same time, three figures flashed out and surrounded Duan Ling Tian's group of three.
When these three people moved, there were 1,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes above each of them... three seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists!
The three men who appeared were three old men, and they looked at Duan Ling Tian's group of three with a burning gaze.
Duan Ling Tian's pupils constricted and his face went grim, but because his face was covered, nobody was able to notice it.
Never had he imagined that he would actually be noticed!
However, he didn't mind three seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists. As long as he could get Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang to join forces and kill one of them, he could use the Bone Corrosion Inscription on his Spatial Ring and the one on Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword to instantly kill the other two.
"Duan Ling Tian, needless to say, I've underestimated you." Right at this moment, accompanied by an icy-cold voice, a middle-aged man with a dignified expression walked out slowly from the house's main building.
A green-clothed old man followed by the side of the middle-aged man.
Although it was the first time he had seen this middle-aged man, when he looked the middle-aged man's brow, Duan Ling Tian was able to notice a similarity to Duan Ling Xing, and thus Duan Ling Tian guessed his identity....
Duan Ru Lei!
However, Duan Ling Tian's attention wasn't on Duan Ru Lei but on the green-clothed old man beside Duan Ru Lei.
The green-clothed old man had a thin figure, and his entire body seemed scrawny, but he gave Duan Ling Tian a very profound feeling, an extremely dangerous feeling.
Based on the experiences of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian knew that this old man wasn't ordinary....
The old man's strength might even surpass an ordinary ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist.
Half-step Void Stage!
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath.At this moment, he could feel his heartbeat getting faster.
"Probably isn't a Half-step Void Stage...." Duan Ling Tian consoled himself.
"What? Duan Ling Tian, you're still unwilling to be frank and meet this second uncle of yours?" Duan Ru Lei's gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian's figure as he spoke indifferently.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and removed his mask to reveal his face...
Since he'd been recognized, there was no reason to continue wearing it.
Now he could almost be certain that he'd been entrapped by Duan Ru Lei tonight.
Duan Ru Lei obviously provided him with the illusion of going after easy prey!
"As expected, he slightly resembles Duan Ru Feng ...." Duan Ru Lei's gaze focused when he saw Duan Ling Tian's appearance, and a sense of rage seemed to arise within him. It was as if he had returned to the past and once again recalled the scene that year when Duan Ru Feng crippled his Dantian.
"I'm extremely curious, how'd you know I was coming?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Duan Ru Lei as he asked.
"It can only be said that those two beside you were unprofessional when trailing me. They were see through by Senior Ku since the beginning." As he spoke up to this point, Duan Ru Lei slightly stopped for a moment and smiled to the green-clothed old man beside him with a smile that seemed to contain a sense of reverence mixed within.
"Young Master, we're sorry." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang never expected that the problem arose because of them, and their pupils constricted as they apologized with bitter tones.
Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at the green-clothed old man.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had followed him for some time and had improved their tracking skills. Duan Ling Tian was certain that even if they were to go trail an ordinary ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist, they might not be noticed.
Could it be that this green-clothed old man was really a Half-step Void Stage powerhouse?
A trace of coldness abruptly arose within Duan Ling Tian's heart.