Chapter 256: Fence-Sitter
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
This Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple around the age of 25 had an ordinary appearance, but a trace of gloominess was vaguely mixed between his brows.
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple arrived before Duan Ling Tian's table and indifferently said, "How much do you want for this infant Goldfur Mouse? I'm buying it."
Ke Er's beautiful brows frowned when she heard this. She was slightly unhappy.
The little gold mouse seemed to have understood what the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple said, and it glared its jade-green eyes at him while baring its fangs and brandishing its claws.
However, with the little gold mouse's fluffy fur, even if it acted fierce, it didn't have any power of deterrence.
"Green-eyed Goldfur Mouse?" The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple's eyes shone, and the first thought that arose within his heart was:
I've encountered a variant Goldfur Mouse!
A Goldfur Mouse when grown to its peak would possess a strength at the Half-step Void Stage....
If it was a variant Goldfur Mouse, it could even break through to the Void Stage and become a demon beast.
Duan Ling Tian noticed the greedy light that arose within the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple's eyes, and the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer as he said indifferently, "Leave, we're not selling it!"
We're not selling it!
What Duan Ling Tian said caused the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple to be stupefied.
"You....Do you know who I am?" The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple looked at Duan Ling Tian and intentionally lifted up his chest, causing the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple symbol to be completely revealed.
"Are you putting on a monkey show?" Duan Ling Tian frowned and was slightly impatient. "I know you're a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple....But so what about it? Could it be that since you're a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple, I must give up a cherished possession and sell this little gold mouse to you?"
Putting on a monkey show?
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple's face went grim when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said, and he said, in a low voice, "Kid, be careful; misfortune comes from the mouth!"
When had he even been humiliated by someone like this?
As far as he was concerned, this sentence that was similar to a joke was no different from humiliation.
Seeing the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple suddenly turning hostile, Duan Ling Tian swept him with a calm gaze, then he lowered his head to continue eating, not paying any more attention to him.
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple thought Duan Ling Tian was afraid of him when he saw Duan Ling Tian doing this, and he sneered. "Really a contemptible wretch!"
He raised his hand as he spoke and a stack of silver appeared out of thin air, then he slapped it on the table and said, in a low voice, "This is 100,000 silver to buy your infant Goldfur Mouse!"
Duan Ling Tian was stunned. He swallowed the mouthful of food in his mouth, then he glanced at the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple as if he was looked at an idiot. "I'll give you 1 million silver to get me another infant Goldfur Mouse. How about it?"
Ke Er and Li Fei's beautiful eyebrows lightly frowned as well, and they had faces of dissatisfaction.
This Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple was really going too far!
Right at this moment, the other two Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples stood behind the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple and stared fiercely at Duan Ling Tian, and one of them threatened, "Kid, if you're sensible, hurry and hand over the infant Goldfur Mouse. My senior brother is someone you can't afford to offend."
"Exactly, our Senior Brother is an outstanding inner court disciple of the Seven Star Sword Sect, and he is an existence that will become a Seven Star Sword Sect elder in the future. If you're sensible, give this infant Goldfur Mouse to our Senior Brother. In this way, you might be able to form some good faith," the other Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple said to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes squinted, and he looked at the two Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples. "According to what you two have said, submissively giving this infant Goldfur Mouse to your Senior Brother now is my most sensible and wisest choice?"
"Of course," the two Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples said at the same time.
"Haha...." The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a smile, and he raised his hand to grasp the little gold mouse.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse nodded to Duan Ling Tian and bared its claws and brandished its fangs, then it turned around to look at the three Seven Star Sword Sect disciples.
Duan Ling Tian naturally was able to discern what the little gold mouse meant.
The little gold mouse was currently asking him if it could attack and kill these three hateful fellows....
Duan Ling Tian naturally believed that the little gold mouse had the ability, but he shook his head.
If these three Seven Star Sword Sect disciples were really killed by the little gold mouse, then he would have really come for nothing this time. At that time, the Seven Star Sword Sect would absolutely not allow him to enter the sect.
"Kid, you're sensible." One of the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples saw Duan Ling Tian shake his head and thought that Duan Ling Tian was refusing the little gold mouse's request to stay with him, and the corners of that Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple curled into a complacent smile.
Not only was it him, even the other Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple and the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple had the same thought.
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples face revealed a smile of victory.
He looked at Duan Ling Tian and extended out his hand.
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted, and he coldly swept the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple with his gaze and said in vigilance, "What're you doing?"
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples face sank. "Kid, are you playing tricks on me?"
"Playing tricks on you?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned. When did he play tricks on this fellow?
"Scoundrel, he thought you were persuading Little Gold to follow him earlier," Li Fei said to Duan Ling Tian, as she'd noticed everything that happened earlier.
Duan Ling Tian frowned and impatiently said,"Look.... Is there something wrong in your head? Didn't I say I'm not selling it earlier? Hurry up and leave, we still want to eat."
"Kid, you...." The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple's face went gloomy, then his extended hand fiercely exerted force, Origin Energy raged out, and above him, 110 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
Eighth level of the Origin Core Stage!
"What? You still want to forcefully seize it? A Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple can be so overbearing?" Duan Ling Tian's face sank, and his burning gaze stared fixedly on that Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple.
Meanwhile, the crowd of customers in the restaurant shot their gazes at the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple.
"A Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple is seizing another's things?"
"It can't be....The Seven Star Sword Sect has always been strict and impartial with its rules. They strictly forbid their disciples from using their strength to bully the weak."
"Didn't this little brother say that this Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple wanted to seize his things?"
The crowd of customers discussed animatedly.
When the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple noticed the surrounding gazes, his face sank, and the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer as he said, in a loud voice, "Kid, you've already sold this Goldfur Mouse to me. Now you're going back on your word; I'm only taking back my own belongings."
"So it's like that."
"Like I said, the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples would not use their strength to bully the weak."
"One must have integrity. Since you've agreed with someone, then you must do as you say....This young man has gone too far."
The customers present came to a sudden understanding, and for a moment, they all stood at the side of the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple and denounced Duan Ling Tian.
"Shameless!" Li Fei and Ke Er were angered to the point that their faces flushed red when they heard what the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple said, as they never imagined that a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple would actually talk irresponsibly like this.
"Haha....Looks like within the entire Seven Star Sword Sect, not everyone can abide by the rules of the sect." Duan Ling Tian laughed, he laughed brilliantly, and his gaze descended onto the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple.
"Kid, you don't have to give excuses. You've already agreed to sell this infant Goldfur Mouse to me, now hand it over....I'll give you a chance; otherwise, don't blame me for being ruthless!" The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple stared at Duan Ling Tian and dense killing intent flickered deep within his eyes.
"Young man, since you've already agreed, then hand it over to him."
"Yeah, as the saying goes, a man is nothing without his word. Integrity is extremely important, and there's no need to lose your life because of this."
"Young people nowadays are really ignorant."
The spectating customers spoke out one by one, some advised Duan Ling Tian and some lectured him.
Duan Ling Tian directly ignored these fence-sitters. Talking endlessly when they didn't know anything, did they really think they were impartial saints?
"Kid, public rage is difficult to go against. Just obediently hand over the infant Goldfur Mouse." The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple couldn't help but reveal a trace of complacency when he heard so many people helping him denounce Duan Ling Tian.
"Exactly, hurry up and hand it over. Otherwise, we'll make you bear the consequences!"
"Kid, be sensible! Or else I'll throw you out!"
The other two Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples cooperated as they talked down to Duan Ling Tian and were on their high horses.
"Seven Star Sword Sect...." The smile on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth grew wider. Sure enough, there were black eggs everywhere.
Even the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom's top sect, the Seven Star Sword Sect, wasn't excluded.
These three Seven Star Sword Sect disciples had taken a fancy towards the little gold mouse, so they left no means unused, turning black into white, and for the sake of achieving their goal they would stop at nothing.
Duan Ling Tian looked at the three Seven Star Sword Sect disciples and indifferently asked, "What if I don't hand it over?" He had a carefree expression; it was as if he didn't take the three of them seriously at all.
Actually, he indeed didn't take them seriously.
It was only three existences at the Origin Core Stage....
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples face sank, and he said, with righteous indignation, "Kid, looks like you're intentionally playing tricks on us."
The Origin Energy in his hand raged restlessly....
Everything he said now was obviously providing a basis for his ruthless attack in the next moment.
In this way, he would be in the right, and no one would say it was a Seven Star Sword Sect disciple who took advantage of his sect to bully another.
And the truth was precisely like this.
Hearing what the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple said, the sounds of sighing with emotion sounded out within the restaurant as expected.
"Young people nowadays are too rash. Not to mention not keeping to their words, they have so many excuses and are so arrogant."
"Today, he can only blame himself if he's killed by this Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple."
"Exactly. If he dies, he will have died for nothing! After all, he isn't in the right."
Voice after voice helped the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple build up the circumstances a step further.
"You all....How can you all be like this....Young Master didn't agree to sell Little Gold to them at all!" Ke Er's beautiful face flushed red when she heard the discussions of the restaurant customers, and she explained for Duan Ling Tian.