Chapter 25: Little Fatty
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Li Long was extremely efficient.
The next day, a pair of leather sword sheaths were sent over to Duan Ling Tian's home.
What made these sheaths special was that Li Long infused the residual Violet Meteorite from forging the flexible swords into the sheaths.
Thanks to this, they would avoid getting damaged from the sharp edges of the Violet Meteorite Flexible Swords when drawn.
Out of the two Violet Meteorite Flexible Swords, Duan Ling Tian kept one for himself and gave the other to Ke Er.
As for his mother, Duan Ling Tian had other plans in his heart.
He planned to wait until his cultivation stepped into the Core Formation stage, whereupon he would be able to refine a Spirit Sword for his mother!
Spirit Sword, a Spirit Weapon Long Sword.
Once Origin Energy is circulated into it, the attack power of the user is amplified. It is much more powerful than common weapons!
"Mom, Manager Li seems very respectful towards you. He even mentioned something about you helping him appeal to the Patriarch, or else he wouldn't be able to stay in the Li family... What actually happened?"
In the courtyard, Duan Ling Tian asked Li Rou as he slowly kneaded her shoulders.
"It happened more than ten years ago. At that time, Li Long had a secret affair with the daughter of one of the elders, accidentally making her pregnant. You can imagine what the consequences were. He was violently beaten with sticks before being tossed out of the Li family estate... After that, the elder's daughter insisted upon giving birth to the child, causing the elder to literally die of anger."
"She was a really pitiable person. Although she successfully gave birth to the child, she died soon after due to complications in childbirth. Seeing the child alone and uncared for, I appealed to the Patriarch to allow Li Long to return to the Li family."
Li Rou's clear eyes seemed to fall into a trance as she slowly said this.
After hearing what Li Rou said, Duan Ling Tian finally came to understand.
Never would he have expected that Li Long had such a past.
"When I think about it now, if I didn't appeal to the Patriarch to allow him to return to the Li family, maybe he would have left Fresh Breeze Town long ago. Then our Li family would have really lost a rare talent."
Li Rou laughed.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
In this world, some things were really just so marvelous.
"OK, hurry up and go cultivate. With the help of the Thunder Flame Pills and the speed at which you have been progressing, you still have a good chance to break through to the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage in the next two months."
Li Rou said to Duan Ling Tian, urging him to return to his room and cultivate.
After witnessing the formidability of her son's Sword Drawing Arts.
As far as she was concerned, so long as her son could break through to the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage, he would not necessarily be unable to kill the Fang family's Manager.
Duan Ling Tian instantly stood straight as a spear, giving his mother a military salute.
Under Li Rou's stupefied gaze, he turned around and returned to his room.
"What was that movement Tian did?"
Li Rou had a puzzled expression.
Maybe if she had the chance to take a tour of the Earth, she would realize that the movement Duan Ling Tian made earlier was a standard military salute.
In the blink of an eye, one and a half months passed by.
At dawn, the sound of bones rubbing together sounded from inside Duan Ling Tian's room.
Subsequently, the room's door was shoved open and Duan Ling Tian slowly walked out, bathing in the sunlight.
"Half a month earlier than expected."
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curved into a smile as he lightly clenched his fists and felt the boundless power within his body.
Thanks to the unending assistance of the Thunder Flame Pills and the Seven Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, Duan Ling Tian made it from the fifth level of the Body Tempering stage to the seventh level in only one and a half months' time!
An ordinary seventh level Body Tempering martial artist would possess two thousand pounds of strength...
Whereas Duan Ling Tian, who cultivated the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, at the moment of progressing into the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage, his body's strongest explosive force had already passed the three thousand pound mark.
Compared to the three hundred pounds of strength he had when he was at the fourth level of the Body Tempering stage, his power increased by a whole ten times!
"I still have a half month more, just enough time to cultivate the martial arts in the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique's Spirit Serpent Form, Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!"
Thinking up to this point, Duan Ling Tian's eyes shone brightly.
He immediately started to cultivate the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique in the courtyard...
After cultivating the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique's Spirit Serpent Form until the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage, the flexibility of his body was beyond imagination.
Duan Ling Tian was absolutely sure that even the yoga masters with the best flexibility on Earth wouldn't be able to compare to his current flexibility.
Duan Ling Tian cultivated around the large tree at a corner of the courtyard. His whole body was like a Spirit Serpent, sticking to the tree trunk as he flashed around swiftly.
In a few moments, he had already gone around the tree from top to bottom more than ten times.
The Spirit Serpent Movement Technique is a pure movement technique martial skill that stresses upon the utmost usage of the cultivator's body's flexibility, while at the same time producing terribly frightening speeds!
Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!
Duan Ling Tian, whose body fulfilled the flexibility requirements to cultivate the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique, was able to cultivate it proficiently.
An hour later, he finally grasped some of the quintessences of the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique.
Of course, it was mostly due to the foundation from Form and Will Boxing that he achieved in his previous life, or else it would be impossible for him to grasp some of the quintessences of the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique in such a short amount of time.
The more he trained, the more deeply absorbed he was.
After an unknown amount of time, the clear and melodious sound of a door opening entered his ears. Only then did he stop his cultivation.
When he saw the beautiful woman that walked out, a light smile emerged on Duan Ling Tian's face.
He, who was an orphan in his previous life, truly cherished and enjoyed the motherly love Li Rou gave him... And he was deeply trapped within this feeling, unable to break free from its clutches.
Li Rou replied with a smile.
But her smile quickly froze.
"Tian, you... you broke through?"
Li Rou's voice trembled lightly.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Li Rou was so excited that she was unable to control her tone.
In these past few months, she was always worried about whether her son would be able to step into the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage before the day of the battle.
But now it seemed like she had overthought things.
Her son didn't disappoint her, and he even completed his seventh level Body Tempering breakthrough half a month earlier...
"Tian, mom is very happy today. I'll go buy some things now and cook something good for you!"
Li Rou's beautiful face was glowing. She left as soon as she finished her sentence.
Warmth aroused inside of Duan Ling Tian's heart. He could understand his mother's mood.
A parent's love and devotion...
Just when Duan Ling Tian was about to continue cultivating the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique, a slightly hurried voice sounded from outside the courtyard.
"This damn fatty is really thickheaded. He's back again..."
Duan Ling Tian frowned.
He recognized the owner of the voice.
In the past two months, the fatty had come more than ten times.
Most of the time, taking into account the good relationship between Fifth Elder and his mother, Duan Ling Tian usually wouldn't give him attitude.
But after giving this damn fatty an inch, he was trying to take a mile!
After opening the unlocked door, he walked out of the courtyard.
"Li Xuan, how many times must I tell you, I won't take you as a lackey... If you continue to harass me, then I'll be forced to take this matter to your dad!"
Duan Ling Tian looked towards the little fatty and frowned.
"Boss, please don't! I came today because I really have an important matter to tell you. You're in trouble, big trouble."
When he heard Duan Ling Tian say that he would complain about him to his dad, the fatty immediately got scared.
"What matter is it? Hurry up and tell me!"
Duan Ling Tian's expression turned slightly grim.
As far as he was concerned, this damn fatty's filthy mouth couldn't utter anything decent.
"Boss, when I heard about this, the first thing I did was come to see you. I didn't even tell my dad. I'm really loyal right?"
The little fatty's fat face bulged out as he laughed.
"If y ou don't tell me right away, then you don't have to anymore!"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed. In front of this damn fatty, he didn't have any patience.
"Please don't, boss. I'll tell you, I'll tell you! This was something I heard by chance. Even in the Fang family, it's still a secret..."
His fat face trembled as he said this, then the little fatty took a deep breath.
Duan Ling Tian's eyebrows raised.
"Boss, I heard that the Fang family's Manager, Fang Qiang, broke through to the Core Formation stage a few days ago... Why don't we ignore the agreement that's supposed to take place in half a month? You're only fifteen, so even if u go against an agreement, it's not really shameful!"
After finishing what he wanted to say in a single breath, the little fatty looked eagerly at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's face didn't change; it was as if he wasn't the least bit shocked.
But his eyes had narrowed slightly, and a bright light flashed through them.
The thing that he was worried about the most actually happened.
Fang Qiang actually broke through at this critical juncture!
The ninth level of the Body Tempering stage possesses ten thousand pounds of strength when the strength of the fleshly body is fully exerted. It is able to draw upon the force of heaven and earth to develop an ancient mammoth silhouette...
Whereas at the first level of the Core Formation stage, on top of the fleshly body's strength being equal to the strength of one ancient mammoth, the developed Origin Energy provides a martial artist with strength similar to another ancient mammoth!
A first level Core Formation martial artist has a total of strength of two ancient mammoths when fully exerting his strength!
As he drew in a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian could feel the pressure. The happiness he felt when he broke through to the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage eased up.
"Li Xuan, it's enough that you told me about this. Don't tell any other person, do you understand?"
He looked towards the little fatty as he coldly said this.
"I can't even tell my dad?"
The little fatty asked naively.
"Is your dad not a person?"
Duan Ling Tian gave the little fatty a stare, causing the little fatty to feel as if he was sitting on a bed a needles.
Abruptly, the little fatty looked eagerly at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian frowned. This damn fatty was really annoying, but for the sake of sealing his lips, Duan Ling Tian had no choice but to endure.
"Boss, I need you to help me teach a lesson to Li Ming."
The little fatty rubbed his fat hands together while he laughed slyly.
Duan Ling Tian thought for a second.
He was remembering who Li Ming was...
Li Ming, the youngest son of the Second Elder.
A famous genius in the Li family. His natural talent was not one bit lower than the Li Jie of the past.
He was seventeen this year, and under the assistance of the Thunder Flame Pills and the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, he stepped into the sixth level of the Body Tempering stage a few days ago.
"You and Li Ming's conditions are the same, both not lacking Thunder Flame Pills and Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, so why don't you rely on your own strength to defeat him?"
Said Duan Ling Tian angrily.
In this sense, this damn fatty was not one bit similar to the Fifth Elder.
"I don't lack it... but the problem is that he's older than me by two years."
The little fatty looked at Duan Ling Tian with anticipation as he laughed maliciously.
"Boss, please help me. I was nearly kicked around like a ball last time, and he even insulted me saying I was a 'damn fat pig.' I must teach him a lesson and make him call me 'Brother Fatty' every time he sees me!"
"Boss, you have to help me. If I get beaten up by him again, I'm afraid I might forget what you said to me earlier..."
Noticing that Duan Ling Tian was still thinking it over, the little fatty hurriedly struck while the iron was hot.