Chapter 242: Bottomless Pit
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian kicked out when faced with the enormous body that pounced towards him, sending Yun Ping flying out to collide onto the wall.
However, Yun Ping, who had a body full of fat as protection, quickly stood up as if she was fine, and she viciously stared at Duan Ling Tian. "Little bastard, what I regret the most in my life is when forcing your mother out of the Duan Clan, I didn't kill you in your cradle!"
Duan Ling Tian frowned. "You forced my mother out of the Duan Clan?"
This was something he'd never heard his mother mention before.
"Exactly!" Yun Ping sneered. "That year, it was precisely I who instigated the others to force your mother out! I originally thought that you, the little bastard, would be nothing to worry about once you left the Duan Clan....I never imagined that after 10 over years, it instead allowed you to become the greatest hidden peril! I regret it! Ah!" As she finished speaking, Yun Ping was slightly insane.
As far as she was concerned, if she had killed Duan Ling Tian when he was still in his cradle that year, all the recent incidents wouldn't have happened!
Her most beloved son would be alive as well!
"Hmph!" Duan Ling Tian's gaze was cold and indifferent as he spoke in a deep voice. "Instead of regretting this, why don't you regret not knowing how to teach your son properly? The hatred between my father and your husband, that's the hatred of the previous generation! But your son instead moved all of this onto me and even attacked me with a killing blow."
"If it wasn't for that, he wouldn't have died!" As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian's tone was incomparably low....
"You little bastard! Your life is lowly like grass; so what if my son kills you? Could it be that your life can compare to the life of my son?" Yun Ping's eyes revealed insanity. "Unfortunately, I don't have the ability to take revenge for my son....Otherwise, after I killed you, I would kill your mother. Only then would I be able to vent the hatred in my heart!"
"You're courting death!" Duan Ling Tian couldn't restrain himself any longer when he heard Yun Ping's vicious words, and his sword flashed out to lodge itself within Yun Ping's body.
Every dragon has a reverse scale; touch it and one would absolutely die!
His mother was precisely his reverse scale!
Yun Ping's enormous figure crashed onto the ground, causing the inn to sway for a while.
Although she had died, her pair of vicious eyes still fiercely stared at Duan Ling Tian, seeming like even in death, she wouldn't let Duan Ling Tian off.
Duan Ling Tian swept Yun Ping's corpse with a cold and indifferent gaze. He didn't even have the interest to burn the corpse and destroy the evidence before directly leaving.
The next day, a piece of news spread out.
The wife of the Duan Clan's Second master, Duan Ru Lei, had lost her life in an inn in the inner city.
Towards this, the Duan Clan didn't make any remarks about it; they only buried Yun Ping out of consideration towards the contributions of Duan Ru Lei towards the Duan Clan in all these years.
They more or less were able to guess some of the reasons behind Yun Ping's death.
However, they wouldn't investigate the matter.
"Tian, does your second aunt's death have anything to do with you?" In the rear courtyard of his house, Li Rou had a serious expression as she asked Duan Ling Tian. Her gaze didn't leave Duan Ling Tian's eyes, seeming to want to see if Duan Ling Tian would lie to her.
"I killed her." Duan Ling Tian nodded and didn't deny it.
"You, this kid....Your second uncle has already died and she was just a widow, was there any need to?" Li Rou sighed as if she had lost all the strength within her body, and a sense of guilt appeared on her face.
"Mom, why don't you ask me why I killed her?" Duan Ling Tian shook his head, then he slowly spoke of what Yun Ping did.
"What? She looked for the Ghastly Shadow to post an assignment to kill you?" Li Rou instantly stood up from her seat. She seemed to be totally enraged, and her face was covered with a layer of ice. "This Yun Ping deserved to die! It's fine that she secretly played dirty tricks to force me to leave the Duan Clan, I can endure it, but now she actually wanted to kill you....Tian, Mother has wrongly blamed you for this matter. You've done well!"
Li Rou suddenly turning hostile shocked Duan Ling Tian as well.
But Duan Ling Tian could still notice his mother's care from it, and warmth couldn't help but arise within his heart.
"Mom, do you really not intend to go to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom with us?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Li Rou, and he was puzzled towards the decision Li Rou had made last night.
Li Rou lightly smiled and said, "Tian, Mom won't follow and be a burden to you."
"Mom, what're you talking about?" Duan Ling Tian frowned, then he stared at his mother. "Wait, you're surely not going because of another reason....Is it because of Father?"
Li Rou didn't conceal it when she saw her son see through her thoughts, and she nodded. "Yes, it's because of your father. I have this feeling that your father isn't dead, and one day, he will return to look for me....If I stay in the Imperial City, if he returns, he can find me in the first possible moment. If I leave, where would he go to look for me?"
Duan Ling Tian was speechless. "Mom, it's been so many years. Shouldn't you let go of some things?"
Li Rou was quiet for a moment, then she asked, "Tian, you don't believe your father is still alive?"
"This isn't about whether I believe it or not....I hope he's alive as well. However, it's been nearly 20 years since he disappeared now...If he was still alive, he'd have returned long ago." Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly. He naturally hoped that that deadbeat father of his returned. In this way, his mother would be happy as well.
However, this hope was extremely small.
"Tian, you must believe mother. Mother really has a strong feeling....You father will surely return." Li Rou persisted, and her eyes looked at Duan Ling Tian in anticipation, seeming to want to obtain Duan Ling Tian's approval.
Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart, but he still nodded. "Mom, I believe you. Father will surely return."
Only then did Li Rou's face reveal a smile.
Right at this moment, a black and a white bolt of lightning flashed over and directly descended onto Duan Ling Tian's head.
They were precisely Little Black and Little White.
Duan Ling Tian swung his palm out and grabbed the two little pythons, then he glared as he said, "You two little fellows have only just awakened and you've already started being mischievous, huh?"
Last time, Duan Ling Tian refined many Origin Strengthening Pills, and these two little pythons directly swallowed half of them. After doing so, they once again fell into a deep slumber and had awakened a few days ago....
Their strength had advanced a step and broke through to the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
If it was a human martial artist or an ordinary fierce beast, even if they were only at the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage, there would be no effect no matter how many Origin Strengthening Pills they consumed.
These two little pythons seemed to not have such limitations, and to a certain degree, they were simply two gluttons!
Of course, Duan Ling Tian was still extremely happy towards the Origin Strengthening Pill being able to assist the two little pythons in advancing their strength.
The strength of the little pythons advancing would also mean his life would have an extra layer of protection.
Although he had Xiong Quan, a second level Void Prying martial artist that had comprehended Advanced Sword Force, by his side, Xiong Quan was bound to be unable to follow him into the top sects in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom....
When he arrives at the top sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, he will only be able to rely on himself and the two little pythons that can conceal themselves beneath his sleeve.
"Come, I still have quite a few Origin Strengthening Pills here. Do you two want to eat them or not?" Duan Ling Tian withdrew a pile of Origin Strengthening Pills, but he quickly noticed that the two little pythons turned their heads away, refusing to spare them a single glance.
"You two little fellows, now you dislike Origin Strengthening Pills? Didn't you two eat them rather happily last time?" Duan Ling Tian derided.
But he vaguely guessed some of the reasons behind it.
Actually, it wasn't only Origin Strengthening Pills. After the two little pythons ate the Origin Increasing Pills once, they weren't willing to touch the Origin Increasing Pills later on. It was as if eating the Origin Increasing Pills for a second time would have no benefit to them.
"If it's really because of this....Perhaps I can refine other medicinal pills for them. Even though they wouldn't have as good of an effect as the Origin Strengthening Pills, it should be useful to them," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, and an idea arose in his heart.
Within the lifelong memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, besides the Origin Strengthening Pill, there were still three other types of medicinal pills that were capable of increasing the speed at which an Origin Core martial artist cultivated, and they were medicinal pills that he was capable of refining now.
Of course, those three types of medicinal pills had medicinal effects that were far inferior to the Origin Strengthening Pill.
But he didn't need the medicinal effects of the Origin Strengthening Pill and instead hoped that the other three types of medicinal pills would allow the two little pythons' strength to advance a step further.
If the medicinal effect wasn't sufficient, then he would use quantity to make it up.
If 10 wasn't enough, he give them 20, and if 20 wasn't enough, he would give them 50. If 50 wasn't enough, he would give them 100!
In any case, these two little fellows were gluttons, and they wouldn't die from eating too much.
Putting what he thought of into action right away, Duan Ling Tian went out with Xiong Quan to the medicine store to buy the required medicinal materials. The medicinal materials required for these three medicinal pills were ordinary and easy to buy.
However, what caught Duan Ling Tian by surprise was that as soon as he walked out of the medicine store's door, he saw a familiar face walking straight at him.
Xiao Xun's older brother.
The Xiao Clan's genius alchemist.
That person that was cheated out of 5 million silver one year ago in the Alchemist Guild's main guild.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a meaningful smile as he glanced at Xiao He, then he directly left with Xiong Quan.
"Hmm?" Xiao He frowned. Could it be that the violet-clothed young man from before recognized him?
But he didn't have the slightest impression of the young man.
Shaking his head, Xiao He stopped thinking and walked into the medicine store.
No matter what, Xiao He had no way of connecting Duan Ling Tian to the violet-clothed youth that cheated him of 5 million silver a year ago....
After all, that violet-clothed youth was truly too ordinary-looking.
Duan Ling Tian started getting busy once he returned home. The three medicinal pills he wanted to refine were respectively the Cloud Mist Pill, Flowing Water Pill, and Crimson Jade Pill.
These three medicinal pills had similar medicinal effects, but they were all inferior to the Origin Strengthening Pill.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian withdrew his cauldron and started refining the medicinal pills.
To Duan Ling Tian, the medicinal pills he intended to refine now were only ordinary, and every type only required him to spend half an hour to refine around 10 of them.
Duan Ling Tian spent two hours and concentrated on refining 43 Cloud Mist Pills.
"I hope these two little fellows are willing to eat," Duan Ling Tian said in his heart.
"Hiss hiss~" When he saw the two little pythons' eyes light up and violently flick their tongues when they saw the Cloud Mist Pills, Duan Ling Tian knew that his idea was correct.
The 43 Cloud Mist Pills were directly shared between the two little pythons!
Right when Duan Ling Tian thought the two little pythons would fall into a deep sleep, he instead noticed the two little pythons staring at him full of spirit....
"You two little fellows are simply bottomless pits!" Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he laughed bitterly. He could only continue refining Cloud Mist Pills.