Chapter 37: Aurora City
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Outside of Fresh Breeze Town, a horse carriage set out and sped away.
He didn't know when he would return after this departure.
Recalling how the little fatty looked as he cried like it was raining while they said their farewells, he didn't quite feel well in his heart either.
"Young Master, are you thinking of Young Master Xuan?" the beautiful young girl beside him asked with a considerate expression.
"All good things must come to an end. There will always be a chance to meet again in the future.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh.
"Tian, Aurora City isn't far from Fresh Breeze. When you're free, you can come visit any time."
Li Rou gently smiled as she consoled him.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
A few days ago, Patriarch Li Nan Feng called him and Ke Er to see him because he wanted to recommend them to the main clan.
Only at the main clan would they have a better future.
Fresh Breeze Town was too small.
The beginning of the journey was quite calm...
After leaving Fresh Breeze Town for an afternoon's time, Li Rou's willow-shaped eyebrows slightly twitched as she said, in a low voice, "Looks like some people don't want to let us go to Aurora City."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed. "Mom, is it the Fang family?"
The horse carriage shook as it abruptly stopped.
"Ma...Madam..." the carriage driver called with slightly shaky voice.
Drawing up the carriage's curtain, Duan Ling Tian instantly saw the person who was blocking their way, and his face instantly distorted!
An old man was standing there.
It was the Fang family's Grand Elder, Fang Jun.
He was at the seventh level of the Core Formation stage, one of the three publically acknowledged strongest people of Fresh Breeze Town.
Li Rou got off the carriage. Her clear eyes were filled with an icy coldness and her voice was suppressed to a very low and grim tone. "My son has already decided to leave Fresh Breeze Town. He won't threaten your Fang family anymore, so why are you still being so overbearing?"
"The Fang family needs his blood to wash away our shame."
Fang Jun's reply was simple, emitting his determination to kill Duan Ling Tian.
"Ke Er, you stay in the carriage." Duan Ling Tian said to the young girl before following his mother out of the carriage. He clenched his fists as his cold gaze was fixed on Fang Jun.
"Duan Ling Tian, don't worry; today I will send both you and your mother to hell, so you two can be companions in the netherworld."
Fang Jun looked towards Duan Ling Tian with a gaze as if looking at a dead man.
Li Rou took a deep breath and anxiously said, "Tian, take Ke Er and leave right now!"
Even if she exerted all her strength, she wouldn't be able to hold on for long against Fang Jun.
"Mom, if we leave, we leave together."
Duan Ling Tian's tone was extremely firm.
"Enough arguing... Today, none of you will be able to leave!"
Fang Jun laughed coldly, then he stepped on the ground and flew out like lightning. His hands were thrusting forward like a roc unfolding its wings, enveloping both Duan Ling Tian and his mother.
Ten ancient mammoth silhouettes emerged above his head...
Li Rou gracefully stomped the ground as she flew out to intercept his attack.
Above her head were six ancient mammoth silhouettes...
The three-foot-long sword in her hand unsheathed!
Sword Drawing Arts!
A sword shine flashed by at the exact moment Fang Jun raised his hand to block, tearing open his sleeves.
"What a marvelous sword skill!"
Fang Jun's gaze flickered, then he struck with a palm strike that was like a mountain.
Li Rou's jade-like hands shook and her delicate body trembled. A sweetness could be tasted in her mouth as her Fine Steel Sword's blade was broken into two by Fang Jun's palm strike.
Duan Ling Tian's face changed greatly.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique! Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a spirit serpent as he went straight for Fang Jun.
Sword Drawing Arts!
A strand of violet that was locked on to Fang Jun's throat whistled through the air.
"You're overestimating yourself!"
Fang Jun was disdainful as he swung out his sleeve, sweeping Duan Ling Tian and his sword aside.
Fang Jun's palms blasted through the air and came down towards Duan Ling Tian's chest...
If he was hit by this attack, he would undoubtedly die!
Li Rou's face changed greatly. She wanted to save him, but there wasn't enough time.
The young girl jumped down from the carriage, disregarding everything as she rushed towards Duan Ling Tian. Her clear eyes were filled with tears and her heart felt like there was a dagger twisting within it.
In the nick of time, a figure flew out from the lush trees on the side of the road, arriving in front of Duan Ling Tian and countering Fang Jun's palm strike head on with evenly matched strength.
Above the head of the person were ten similar ancient mammoth silhouettes...
After he stabilized himself, Duan Ling Tian's gaze shone brightly as he recognized the person that arrived.
It was indeed the Li family's Grand Elder Li Huo.
He knew that since Grand Elder has arrived, the danger that fell upon him could be considered as resolved.
"Li Huo, I didn't think that the dignified Li family's Grand Elder would actually be the escort for a disciple with another surname. Looks like this disciple with another surname has an extraordinary status in your Li Family..."
After Li Huo's arrived, Fang Jun knew that he wouldn't be able to kill Duan Ling Tian today.
"Fang Jun, you're an old man, but you do not respect yourself and commit indecent actions. For actually trying to kill my Li family's disciple, today you will undoubtedly die!"
Li Huo's gaze seemed to be spitting fire from his extreme rage.
Duan Ling Tian's heart felt warm. This was the first time he could ever recall the Grand Elder being so enraged.
"Li Huo, our strengths are comparable; even if you include Li Rou, I'm afraid you won't able to stop me prevent me from escaping," Fang Jun said disdainfully.
"If the two of them aresn't enough, how about if you include me?"
Just at this moment, two more figures revealed themselves and surrounded Fang Jun.
Out of the two people that appeared, Duan Ling Tian recognized one of them; it was the Chen family's Patriarch, Chen Li.
The other person was an old man who seemed to be full of spirit and energy.
"Chen Kun, this matter is between the Fang Family and Li Family, I hope you don't interfere in the matter."
Seeing the old man, Fang Jun's face finally changed and he angrily shouted, "Chen Kun?"
The Chen family's Grand Elder? Duan Ling Tian's gaze shone brightly.
Fresh Breeze Town's strongest three were gathered here.
"Fang Jun, you're wrong; this is a matter between my Chen family and the Li family with your Fang family."
Chen Kun smiled indifferently.
Fang Kun's expression was grim. He couldn't believe that all of this was real. "Chen Kun, what did the Li family give you that is valuable enough to persuade you to partner up with them and make a move against me?"
"The Chen family's future..."
Li Kun only said five words, and at the moment he finished, his figure moved, abruptly attacking!
Above his head, the energy of heaven and earth shook as it materialized ten ancient mammoth silhouettes...
Li Huo, Li Ruo, and Chen Li followed behind, attacking.
The four of them attacked in unison. Ancient mammoths were shaking in the air as they whistled out to suppress Fang Jun!
In a moment, Fang Jun was in a disadvantageous position. After being hit by Li Huo's palm strike, his body started trembling. The hit made him he shoot out like an arrow leaving the bowstring, fiercely falling upon the ground. After spitting out a few mouthfuls of blood, he was unable to continue fighting.
Suddenly, Fang Jun started laughing. His gaze was filled with coldness as he looked towards Chen Kun and Chen Li. With a voice as cold as ice, he said, "You two are really muddle-headed. Based on the Li family's disciples' performance during the coming of age ceremony, it won't be long before the Li family rises above you... You two are digging your own graves!"
"Fang Jun, you don't have to drive a wedge between us; the Li family was already planning to share their secret with our Chen family... And the conditions were to kill you!"
Chen Kun sneered as he saw through Fang Jun's intentions, then his figure moved as if transforming into a fierce tiger, and pounced downwards to kill the heavily injured Fang Jun.
At the moment of his death, Fang Jun's eyes were filled with a startled expression.
Hearing what Chen Kun said, Duan Ling Tian seemed as if he had thought of something...
"Thank you Patriarch Chen, Elder Kun."
Li Rou hurriedly thanked the two Chen family members before signaling with her eyes to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's thanks followed.
"Young Master, are you alright?"
The young girl's tears had not dried yet, and her expression was full of concern.
Duan Ling Tian casually grabbed the young girl's hand then lightly pinched her palm, comforting her.
"Duan Ling Tian, if Elder Huo hadn't told me, I wouldn't have known that you have a grade seven Alchemist for a teacher."
Chen Li glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian. "If I'm not wrong, your teacher is also a weapons craftsman, right?"
Duan Ling Tian was dazed. He didn't know what Chen Li meant by this.
Li Rou and Li Huo looked towards Duan Ling Tian. Even they didn't know about this.
"A few months ago, you came to our Chen family weapon store to buy some materials. They were for weapon crafting, right?"
Chen Li smiled lightly, as if he could see through Duan Ling Tian with a glance.
Duan Ling Tian finally saw the light.
So it was this matter...
However, the materials he bought weren't for weapon crafting but for inscriptions.
Of course, he would not say this.
"Patriarch Chen, I'm afraid you've guessed wrong. The materials I bought were for my teacher to refine grade seven medicinal pills, not for weapon crafting."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
As far as he knew, no one present besides him was knowledgeable about a grade seven Alchemist's ability, so no matter what nonsense he spouted, no one would be able to discern truth from lies.
As expected, Chen Li nodded in realization. "So that's how it is."
"You're a genius, as expected. With you, the Li family has a good chance at prospering, and my Chen family will be able to benefit from being allies with the Li Family."
Chen Kun glanced at Duan Ling Tian before lightly smiling.
"Elder Kun, you flatter me."
Duan Ling Tian smiled modestly.
"Since the matter is resolved, it's time for us to take our leave," Chen Kun said as he left with Chen Li.
Their figures quickly disappeared at the end of the road.
"Kid, I decided by myself and promised the Chen family that after every fixed period of time, we will sell them some Six Treasures Body Tempering liquid... You won't blame me, right?"
Li Huo smiled towards Duan Ling Tian.
It was this promise that made the Chen family willing to join hands with him and kill the Fang family's Grand Elder.
Duan Ling Tian had already passed the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid medicinal formula to Li Huo before leaving.
"Grand Elder, you must be joking; if you hadn't made your move today, I would have certainly died! The Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid formula can be used by Grand Elder however you please."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
To him, there was nothing more important that his family and his own life...
Moreover, as far as he was concerned, trading the Six Treasures Body Tempering liquid for the Fang family's Grand Elder's life was extremely worth it!
"As long as you don't blame me, it's fine. Now that Fang Jun is dead, your journey should be safe... Remember, once you reach the main clan, compete whenever possible, because only when you reveal your worth will the main clan put effort into fostering your growth."
Li Huo warned Duan Ling Tian before taking his leave.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, remembering Li Huo's words.
The following journey went smoothly and unhindered. They met a few bandits on the way, but they were easily scared off by Li Rou.
At dusk, they finally reached their destination.
A city that was ten times the size of Fresh Breeze Town.
The city walls were ancient, emitting an aura that seemed to have experienced many events.
Inside the city, horse carriages could be seen moving about. The stream of people and carriages was never-ending; this place was bustling with noise and excitement.
When the young girl looked out of the carriage window, her clear eyes shined with a trace of brilliance and her mood was elated.
On the other hand, Duan Ling Tian had a composed expression.
Although Aurora City was busy, he had visited nearly every large city on Earth, and those large cities were something that Aurora City could not compare to.