Chapter 35: Grade Eight Alchemist
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Two days later, Duan Ling Tian's cultivation finally broke through to the eighth level of the Body Tempering stage!
Three days after he broke through, Ke Er's breakthrough followed.
Duan Ling Tian's was once again shocked by Ke Er's natural talent.
In his opinion, at Ke Er's current cultivation speed, she could very possibly surpass him in the future.
Half a month passed in the blink of an eye.
Fifth Elder Li Ting returned. He was worn out from his journey. Following him was an old man in fine clothes.
The old man had a face that reflected his experience in the vicissitudes of life, but in the middle of his brows, traces of worry could be seen.
Under Li Ting's introduction, Duan Ling Tian found out that the old man was actually Li Xuan's grandfather, and a grade eight Alchemist.
Now Duan Ling Tian finally understood why Li Xuan was so rich...
A grade eight Alchemist, someone who represented a huge amount of wealth!
But the old man wasn't too amicable to Duan Ling Tian. His expression was grim as he said, "You're Duan Ling Tian? I heard about how the only reason Li Xuan was injured is because of you. If anything happens to Li Xuan, I will not let you off!"
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly. He was powerless to retort.
Li Xuan was indeed injured because of him, and because of this he deeply felt guilty.
After that, he took out the medicinal formula he had prepared earlier and passed it to the old man. "Senior, this is the Bone Formation Pill's medicinal formula. We've already prepared the medicinal materials, so you can start refining at any moment."
The old man took the medicinal formula. As he roughly looked through it, his murky eyes flashed with a brilliant light.
Then Grand Elder Li Huo led him to a silent chamber.
Starting pill refinement...
"Ling Tian, Xuan's grandfather has always been straightforward. What he said just now, don't take it to heart. "
Fifth Elder gave Duan Ling Tian regretful smile.
He never once blamed Duan Ling Tian for Li Xuan's injuries.
He knew that it was his son's choice, and he would honor his son's choice; he even felt proud of his son...
From this incident, he noticed that his son had finally truly grown up and was able to take on responsibilities!
"Fifth Elder, if you put it like that, I feel even guiltier. All of this only happened because of me."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head, then his eyes flashed with a cold light. "But Li Xuan's enmity, one day, I will take revenge for him with my own two hands..."
"That I believe."
Li Ting nodded. He didn't have a shred of doubt.
Three hours later, the old man finally walked out of the silent chamber.
He fed the Bone Formation Pill to the fatty inside the medicinal bath.
After he did so, he pressed his hand on Li Xuan's Dantian, causing vast amounts of Origin Energy to burst forth. This helped Li Xuan process the Bone Formation Pill.
The people who were present could clearly see that Li Xuan's originally slightly sunken chest was slowly moving upwards, recovering to its normal state.
After seeing this, the old man lightly slapped Li Xuan's chubby face, waking him up.
For this period of time, to prevent Li Xuan from feeling pain, Grand Elder Li Huo gave him a type of medicinal pill which made him go into a deep sleep for half a month.
For this past half month, Li Xuan's vitality was sustained only by relying upon the medicinal liquid.
Suddenly, the little fatty woke up. After opening up his small eyes, he sat up with a perplexed expression.
The first thing he saw was the familiar old man, so his eyes flashed with shock. "Grandfather, how did you die too..."
The little fatty's first words on waking up caused the old man to be at a lost on whether to cry or laugh, so he then jokingly scolded, "Kid, you haven't seen your grandfather in so long, but you curse me the moment you see me?"
"I'm not dead?"
The little fatty had an expression of disbelief as he pinched his arm and thigh.
Only now did he realize that he really wasn't dead. He couldn't help but be shocked. "I'm really not dead! Grandfather, what's going on? Don't tell me what happened earlier was only a dream?"
"You stinking kid, you're not dreaming!" Li Ting jokingly scolded.
When he saw his son wake up, his heart, which was in his throat, finally eased up.
Seeing this scene, Duan Ling Tian, who was standing at the door, let out a breathe of relief, then the corners of his mouth curled into a slight smile.
He didn't want to disturb Li Xuan's family reunion, so he went home alone and entered his room.
While lying there on the bed, his eyes flickered and Duan Ling Tian's gaze became slightly misted...
Thinking back to what his mother told him half a month ago, he still felt it to be unbelievable.
It turned out that his father was a member of the Duan Clan in the Imperial City. Out of the direct line of disciples of the same generation, he was ranked number three, and he was one the Duan Clan's rare Martial Dao geniuses...
At the age of sixteen, he broke through to the Core Formation stage;
At age twenty, he broke through to the Origin Core stage;
At age twenty seven, he succeeded in stepping into the Nascent Soul stage!
When his father broke through to the Nascent Soul stage, his mother got pregnant with him.
But just at this time, a piece of grievous news reached the Duan Clan, overturning everything that was happy...
His father had brought along a few Duan Clan disciples and entered a mysterious place, but he never came out!
The only reason his father went to that place was to find a type of medicinal catalyst called Serene Epiphyllum for his mother. He was going to invite an alchemist to refine it into a Breath of Life Pill for Li Rou to consume.
With Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories, Duan Ling Tian naturally knew what a Breath of Life Pill was.
It was an extremely rare medicinal pill. If consumed by a pregnant women, it would not only allow the fetus to be impervious to diseases, it would even be able to use the fetus's congenital Qi to help the mother alter her constitution and even increase her natural talent in the Martial Dao.
This proved that everything his father did was for his mother and him.
But unfortunately, his father paid the price of his life for his efforts.
At least, all of the Duan Clan people thought of it that way...
His father was the backbone of their family. With his father being missing, it meant that the backbone of their family had crumbled.
Some of the people who used to be envious of his father started use any means possible to create difficulties for his mother...
His mother was worried about the safety of Duan Ling Tian, who was still inside her belly, so in the end, she chose to return to her family, which was Fresh Breeze Town's Li family.
As for Duan Ling Xing...
Duan Ling Xing's father was his father's second brother.
Although both were direct line disciples, but they didn't have any blood relations.
Duan Ling Xing's father was always arrogant and conceited, and he was always envious of his father.
Once in a just and honorable sparring match, Duan Ling Xing's father continued to be overbearing even when he was losing.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian's father accidentally crippled Duan Ling Xing's father's Dantian.
"Like father like son; equally arrogant and conceited!"
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled up in a sneer, his eyes emitting killing intent.
At the same time, when he realize how difficult it must have been for his mother all those years ago, he felt even more heartache for her...
Even though he was actually the Weapons Specialist Ling Tian from Earth, after merging with the old Duan Ling Tian's memories, he had long ago become the real Duan Ling Tian. There was now no distinction between the two.
So he felt all of this as if it happened to himself.
"I never thought that I had such a great father. If only he was still alive. But unfortunately..."
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh. His father has been missing without a trace for a full sixteen years.
The chances of him being alive were extremely tiny.
Sixteen years of time; if his father was still alive, he should have long ago come to look for his mother and him.
"Duan Ru Feng!"
He deeply remembered this name in his heart.
This was the name of his father...
While Duan Ling Tian was still pondering, a familiar cry sounded from outside.
In the past, when he heard this voice, he would feel annoyed.
But now his face had a warm smile.
As he walked out of his room, Duan Ling Tian saw the little fatty who looked as if nothing had happened to him. "You just recovered and need to rest properly. If you want anything, you can wait until after you've recovered."
"Boss, I heard everything from my dad. Thank you. If it wasn't for you, then I wouldn't be alive anymore."
Little fatty rubbed the back of his head as he smiled slyly.
"Don't talk like that. You only got injured to save me. What I did was only to make amends."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Recalling the scene from half a month ago, his eyes could not help but flash with a trace of being moved.
"That day, why did you block that palm strike for me?" Duan Ling Tian asked the little fatty.
"Even I don't know." The little fatty smiled embarrassedly. "I didn't think too much at that time; all I thought was that if Boss dies, then no one would teach me the inscription technique in the future... Grandfather said that I don't have the talent to be an alchemist, so if I want to earn big money, then I can only become an inscription master."
"You scoundrel. So the reason you learned the inscription technique was to earn big money," Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but jokingly scold.
"Boss, I told you the truth. You won't stop teaching me the inscription technique, right?" the little fatty asked worriedly.
"Don't worry; as long as you want to learn, even if you're as dumb as a log, I'll make you enlightened!" Duan Ling Tian said.
He quickly noticed the little fatty walking towards him, extending his hand, and touching him on the forehead...
"Damn fatty, what are you doing?"
Duan Ling Tian frowned.
"Boss, you don't have a fever..."
Little fatty blinked his small eyes with an expression of disbelief.
After hearing what he said, Duan Ling Tian shot him an angry stare.
This damn fatty was really a contemptible wretch. He couldn't endure others being nice to him...
"Oh right, boss, my grandfather asked me to pass these silver bills to you."
The little fatty took out a stack of silver bills. There were at least a few hundred of them, each being a one thousand denomination.
"My grandfather said that you can take it as payment for your Bone Formation Pill medicinal formula. There's a total of 100,000, Boss; you can count it."
Little fatty passed over the silver bills to Duan Ling Tian, but he noticed that Duan Ling Tian didn't intent on receiving them. "Boss, what's wrong?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Although he lacked money, he knew what money he should take and what money he shouldn't.
Li Xuan saved his life; this was more than enough for him to expend everything to repay Li Xuan, so it would be impossible for him to take Li Xuan's money.
"Boss, you should keep it," The little fatty said again. He guessed the reason why the usually money-loving Duan Ling Tian would reject it.
"What, you've made so much progress that you don't have to listen to what your Boss says anymore?"
Duan Ling Tian gave the little fatty a stare and started acting like he was angry.
When little fatty saw this, he instantly waned. He put the silver bills back in his pocket.
"Enough, hurry up and scram back home to rest! In a few days, I'll come by your house and teach you inscriptions."
Duan Ling Tian drove the little fatty out of the courtyard and let out a breath of relief.
Luckily, Li Xuan was alright. If he wasn't Duan Ling Tian would've blame himself for his entire life.