Chapter 196: Creating a Stir in the Inner City
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap!
Duan Ling Tian walked to arrive before Tong Li with a cold and indifferent expression, and just like the past two occasions, he raised his hands and once again beat Tong Li's head into a 'pig's head.'
Tong Li's eyes didn't contain a trace of feelings, and it flickered with a gloomy light as she stared at Duan Ling Tian.
She already hated Duan Ling Tian to the depths of her bones!
Tong Li originally thought that it would be considered to be over once Duan Ling Tian swung over 10 slaps at her, but she quickly realized that all this wasn't over!
"Miss Li, I really never imagined that your heart was so atrocious. Actually using such brutal methods to kill Tang Guo...I'm really curious, what deep enmity did you have with her? Did she hit you? Insult you?" Duan Ling Tian stared fixedly at Tong Li as he spoke with a tranquil voice.
Tong Li glared hatefully at Duan Ling Tian, and her swollen mouth lightly moved as she spoke in an unclear manner. "Who asked that bi**h to be insensible and embarrass me in public...That bi**h deserved to die!" Within her voice, there wasn't the slightest trace of regret.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he asked, in a low voice, "You tortured her to death just because of this?"
Tong Li seemed to become aware of Duan Ling Tian's suppressed rage, so she hurriedly shut her mouth. She was extremely perturbed in her heart and was extremely afraid that Duan Ling Tian would kill her without saying a word.
She'd seen Duan Ling Tian's methods many times in these past few days and knew that this was a madman, a madman that wasn't afraid of anything! Duan Ling Tian even seemed to not fear her cousin, the Fifth Prince, in the slightest!
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto the place Tong Li's Dantian resided as he muttered to himself, "I'm thinking, if your cultivation were to be preserved, it would probably only bring disaster onto more people...Instead, why not...."
"No, no...." Tong Li seemed to have realized something when she heard what Duan Ling Tian said, and her face went deathly pale and she retreated backwards. However, how could she possibly flee before Duan Ling Tian?
Duan Ling Tian slapped out his palm to hit onto Tong Li's Dantian. He urged out his Origin Energy before smashing it into Tong Li's Dantian, reducing it to pieces.
"Ah!" Tong Li's bitter and shrill cry sounded, and her face, which was originally swollen, emitted a hideous expression. At the same time that her body violently trembled, she didn't forget to stare at Duan Ling Tian hatefully.
Finally, under the sharp pain, Tong Li couldn't stand stably on her feet anymore and crashed onto the ground.
Her eyes revealed a scarlet red hue, and emitted bloodthirsty hatred, as in this world where the strong were revered, crippling one's Dantian was more painful that killing them!
"Humph!" Duan Ling Tian's icy cold gaze flashed past Tong Li before turning around and walking into the cafeteria.
Everywhere Duan Ling Tian passed, the crowd of students who came to spectate would make way for him, and their eyes emitted reverence. Even those higher grade students now felt afraid in their hearts when they saw Duan Ling Tian....
Xue Lang, who was at the second level of the Origin Core Stage, was crippled by Duan Ling Tian just like that!
This Duan Ling Tian was too terrifying!
It was incomparably quiet during their meal.
Xiao Yu, Xiao Xun, and Tian Hu seemed to be able to understand Duan Ling Tian's current mood and didn't bother him.
Only when they'd nearly finished eating did Xiao Yu sigh as he persuaded, "Duan Ling Tian, don't be too hard on yourself, it isn't your fault...You helped Tang Guo out of good intentions. Moreover, even if you didn't interfere, with Tong Li's atrocious nature, Tang Guo wouldn't have a good end anyway."
"Don't worry, I'm fine." Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Although he said that, in the afternoon, Duan Ling Tian didn't cultivate and instead lied on the large tree at the side of the Martial Arts Practice Ground as he stared blankly into the sky.
At the same time, the matter of Duan Ling Tian crippling Xue Lang and Tong Li was like a hurricane as it swept through the entire Paladin Academy...Of course, after everyone knew of the details, they didn't feel any pity towards Xue Lang and Tong Li, as they felt they deserved it!
Imperial City, within the City Guard Army's Campsite.
A loud sound resounded from within the largest camp in the middle on the campsite. It was a robust middle-aged man in light armor who went into a violent rage and smashed the table before him into pieces.
In the next moment, under the astounded gaze of the person who brought the report, the robust middle-aged man transformed into an afterimage as he instantly flashed out of the large camp and galloped his horse to leave the campsite.
Before long, he entered a spacious courtyard house.
"Lang!" His figure hadn't arrived, but the robust middle-aged man's voice seemed to be like an explosive clap of thunder as it resounded within the courtyard house.
"Husband, you have to seek justice for Lang...Lang's entire life has been completely destroyed by that little bastard, Duan Ling Tian!" The robust middle-aged man had only just entered the spacious room when the middle-aged woman within the room spoke with a voice that had sorrow and rage mixed within.
"Father." Xue Lang, who lied on the bed, had a fierce and savage expression when he saw the middle-aged man. "I want Duan Ling Tian dead, I want him dead!"
"Lang, don't worry, Father assures you that as long as Father still has one last breath remaining, Duan Ling Tian won't live past tomorrow!" The middle-aged man, or in other words, Guard Army Commander Xue Lu, had an extremely gloomy expression as he spoke.
"Lang, you rest properly. Father will go take revenge for you right now!" Xue Lu arrived swiftly and left swiftly, as if he transformed into a gust of wind.
And at almost the exact same time.
The Duan Clan was informed of the matter from the news that was transmitted over from Paladin Academy.
Duan Ling Tian, who'd just returned to the clan and acknowledged his ancestors not long ago, crippled the only son of City Guard Army Commander Xue Lu? And crippled the cousin of the Fifth Prince?
The Duan Clan higher ups only felt their scalps go numb when they heard of this news.
The audience hall was completely deathly silent.
"Grand Elder, this matter...." Patriarch Duan Ru Huo's face was filled with a bitter smile. That nephew of his was really one who stirred up trouble, and compared to his father all those years ago, they were two extremes.
Although Duan Ru Feng was certainly uninhibited and unrestrained, he wasn't so reckless and unbridled. This Duan Ling Tian would virtually stop at nothing.
"For the sake of the Duan Clan's future, we have to protect him no matter what." Grand Elder Duan Zhen's pair of murky eyes flashed with a bright light as he directly spoke.
"Exactly, that Xue Lu is only a Guard Army Commander, and only at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage... As if our Duan Clan would be afraid of him." One of the Duan Clan elders agreed.
"Duan Ling Tian is of extraordinary importance to our Duan Clan, we must protect him!" The other elders reached an agreement as well.
"That Xue Lang is a small problem; however, that person behind him is slightly difficult to deal with...." Duan Ru Huo frowned and had slight apprehension.
"No matter how difficult to deal with, he's still a Half-step Void Stage martial artist. Could it be that our Duan Clan is afraid of him?" Duan Zhen's gaze emitted a fierce light, and his voice was filled with coldness.
Fifth Prince's Estate.
Within a spacious room, the Fifth Prince's face sank as he gazed at the girl on the bed who had fallen asleep on the bed and had still wet tear stains on her face.
Subsequently, he turned around and left the room.
"Your highness, that Duan Ling Tian is really too outrageous, actually crippling Miss Li's Dantian. This is destroying the entire life of Miss Li!" The white-browed old man's gaze focused and killing intent vaguely flickered within.
"Looks like this Duan Ling Tian really doesn't hold me in any regard." A trace of a breathtaking coldness flashed within the Fifth Prince's eyes.
As the son of the Crimson Sky Kingdom's Emperor, the Fifth Prince had his own arrogance. Normally, even the Patriarchs of the three great clans within the Imperial City would be respectful when they met him. But now, being treated high-handedly by a youth caused his fury to almost reach the limit!
"Your highness, do you require me to deal with him?" the white-browed old man said respectfully.
"It's of no use if you go now...if I'm not wrong, that Xue Lu should have already gone. The Duan Clan members would surely have gone as well...Based on the natural talent in the Martial Dao that Duan Ling Tian's revealed now, the Duan Clan surely wouldn't let anything easily happen to Duan Ling Tian." A trace of a shine of wisdom flashed within the Fifth Prince's eyes.
The white-browed man came to a suddenly understanding when he heard what the Fifth Prince said. If the Duan Clan members were there, it was indeed impossible for him to kill Duan Ling Tian.
"Humph! Let's see if Duan Ling Tian is able to escape from the calamity today...If he escapes, Senior Bai can personally make a move on him after a few days. I don't believe I can't kill him!" The corners of the Fifth Prince's mouth curled into a sneer.
Subsequently, he sighed. "Find someone to head to the Fair Sun County's County City to notify my uncle of the matter...."
"Yes," the white-browed old man replied before leaving.
The originally quiet Imperial City inner city was completely stirred when a formidable array of officers and men walked out in an orderly and aligned manner.
The orderly troops were a formidable array of more than a thousand people.
Moreover, before these people, a robust, middle-aged general galloped his horse forward. Viciousness filled his eyes.
"It's the City Guard Army!"
"What happened? The City Guard Army Commander Lord Xue Lu is actually personally taking charge!"
"I don't know. Let's go follow them and see."
Behind the group of City Guard Army officers, many people followed out of curiosity.
In the end, they noticed that these troops stopped before Paladin Academy gate, completely blocking out the entire Paladin Academy gate, only leaving one path that was guarded heavily by soldiers.
"I heard that Commander Xue Lu's only son is a student of Paladin Academy. Could it be that something has happened to him?:
"Being able to make Commander Xue Lu bring over a thousand City Guard Army officers, it would seem that this matter is quite a big deal."
Some of the spectators couldn't help but guess.
Paladin Academy, atop the large tree at the side of the Martial Arts Practice Ground.
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian slightly frowned as he looked towards the direction of the Paladin Academy gate. He vaguely felt like there seemed to be a clamor over there. Shaking his head, Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to it and continued to close his eyes and rest his mind.
After an unknown amount of time.
"Duan Ling Tian!" A voice echoed out and caused Duan Ling Tian to be jolted awake. Only now did he notice Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun standing below the tree with gloomy expressions.
"What's wrong?" Duan Ling Tian asked uncertainly.
"Duan Ling Tian, City Guard Army Commander Xue Lu brought over a thousand troops to stand guard before Paladin Academy's gate. He is probably waiting for you to leave...don't go home today." Xiao Xun had an incomparably unsightly expression.
"Xue Lu?" Duan Ling Tian's brows jerked, as during noon when they had lunch, he had heard from Tian Hu about Xue Lang's background. Thus he knew that Xue Lang was the only son of the City Guard Army's Commander Xue Lu.
Moreover, Xue Lu was even a ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist.
However, he didn't mind, because if Xue Lu were to really piss him off, then he would directly throw a Bone Corrosion Inscription at him and cause the City Guard Army to find a new Commander.
"He really thinks highly of me, and he has brought so many people." The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a sneer.