Chapter 68: Xiao Lan
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Fine, I'll wait until the gathering starts and then I'll teach this trash a lesson!"
Li Qing took a deep breath, then his eyes slightly narrowed as a cold light flashed within.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a grin.
Did this Li Qing really think he admitted defeat the other time because he was scared of him?
It was because Patriarch Li Ao had meddled in the other time.
Or else, it would be impossible for him to admit defeat.
This time, no one could stop him!
"Let's go sit over there."
After sweeping Li Qing with a disgusted gaze, Li Fei seemed to be trying to avoid a fly as she pulled on Duan Ling Tian's hand and walked into the empty pergola nearby.
She sat shoulder to shoulder with Duan Ling Tian.
Seeing this scene, Li Qing's eyes seemed on the verge of splitting open from anger.
Duan Ling Tian.
Today, you will certainly die!
Li Qing gave Duan Ling Tian the death punishment in his heart.
As far as he was concerned, a Branch Family disciple and a disciple with another surname at that, with his honored status in the Li Clan, it wouldn't be a problem even if he killed him.
"Little Fei, that Li Qing seems like he wishes he was able to eat my flesh and drink my blood right now...Looks like wanting to make you my wife carries with it a threat to my life..."
Although they were fairly far from each other, Duan Ling Tian could still detect Li Qing's killing intent.
Li Fei playfully blinked her eyes.
Duan Ling Tian indifferently smiled.
As the former strongest weapons specialist on Earth, he really didn't know what 'scared' meant.
Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei had actually arrived relatively early to the genius gathering that was hosted by the Xiao Clan.
As time passed by, more and more people arrived.
Among these people were two Li Clan members.
Li An, Li Zhong.
Besides the Li Clan duo, Duan Ling Tian recognized one more person.
Seeing Lin Qi once more, Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be slightly startled, because he noticed that Lin Qi's disposition had changed.
After inheriting the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian saw things in a unique way.
With merely a glance, he noticed that Lin Qi had already stepped into the Core Formation Stage.
Lin Qi walked over shoulder to shoulder with another youth.
This youth was around the age of eighteen and had a slight similarity to Lin Qi between his brows.
Recalling something he had heard from before, Duan Ling Tian vaguely guessed the identity of this person.
Lin Zhuo, Lin Qi's elder brother.
The top disciple in the Lin Clan's younger generation.
When Duan Ling Tian looked at Lin Qi, Lin Qi also looked towards Duan Ling Tian. He said something to the youth beside him before the two of them walked over quickly.
This scene also fell into the eyes of the youth genius present in the Star Observation Platform.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
Lin Qi greeted Duan Ling Tian.
"Long time no see."
Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded.
"This is my elder brother, Lin Zhou... Elder brother, he is Duan Ling Tian."
Lin Qi introduced Lin Zhuo to Duan Ling Tian and vice versa.
"Duan Ling Tian, I have long since heard my little brother mention you. Relying merely on your eighth level Body Tempering cultivation to defeat him who was at the ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage at the time was truly shocking!"
Lin Zhuo lightly smiled to Duan Ling Tian.
"I too have long since heard of your name, the Lin Clan's number one of the younger generation. Nice to meet you."
Duan Ling Tian replied with a smile.
"Duan Ling Tian, I heard that during the Li Clan Martial Meet, you could exert the strength of three ancient mammoths even though your cultivation is only at the ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage...Is this true?"
Lin Qi's eyes flickered as he gazed fixedly into Duan Ling Tian's eyes.
It was as if he was trying to see something thru Duan Ling Tian's eyes.
But he was bound to be disappointed.
Duan Ling Tian only smiled mysteriously. From start to finish, his eyes were tranquil, without any changes.
"Little Qi, whether it is true or not, you will find out once the gathering begins. You're still worried you won't be able to see it?"
Compared to Lin Qi, Lin Zhuo was much calmer.
The two brothers took their leave a short while after and walked to another empty pergola.
"This Duan Ling Tian seems to really be not so simple. Could it be that the rumors were true?"
"Even Lin Zhuo took the initiative to greet him, so his reputation is great."
"Yeah, Lin Zhuo didn't even pay attention to the Li Clan's champion of the younger generation; he directly went to greet Duan Ling Tian."
"Wasn't Lin Zhuo's little brother, Lin Qi, defeated by Duan Ling Tian? Why wasn't there any hostility between them when they met?"
"You don't even understand this? The proverb is correct: a friendship grows from the exchange of blows. Maybe they are already friends."
"You have a point."
The young geniuses from Aurora City's clans started whispering in discussion.
When Li Qing heard all this, his face became even gloomier.
"Li Qing, this is you best opportunity to cripple that Duan Ling Tian."
Unknowingly when, Li An arrived beside Li Qing and instigated.
"It isn't your place to make remarks on how I do things, f**k off!"
Li Qing's gaze turned cold and his voice was icy.
Li An's face froze.
He took in a deep breath before turning around and leaving.
Li An's face was extremely ugly. As one of the outstanding Li Clan younger generation disciples, he had his pride.
Ever since he started cultivating, among the Li Clan's younger generation, Li Qing suppressed him at every moment.
He had long since been unsatisfied with Li Qing.
Now, Li Qing shaming him in such a way caused a killing intent to uncontrollably rise in his heart.
Duan Ling Tian's sensitive senses noticed a killing intent.
When he raised his head and looked over.
Duan Ling Tian saw Li An leaving from where Li Qing sat.
The killing intent came from Li An and was pointed at Li Qing.
"This Li An isn't simple."
Vigilance arose in Duan Ling Tian's heart.
Although in terms of strength Li Qing was stronger than Li An, in terms of the level of danger, it would be impossible for Li Qing to reach Li An's level.
For example, if Li Qing was a wild wolf, then Li Ain would be the poisonous snake that was hiding in the dark...
The latter was much more terrifying than the former.
Suddenly, there was a stir in the Star Observation Platform.
"Xiao Lan is here!"
"Equally famous as Li Fei and Lin Yu Huan, she is one of the three great beauties of Aurora City. Her reputation is well deserved!"
The sounds of exclamations rose and fell.
The burning gazes of the youths descended on the young girl who was walking over from afar.
The young girl had a head of soft and smooth long hair; it was like a pouring waterfall flying about with the wind.
Her drop dead gorgeous face seemed to have gone through the care and precision of a sculptor.
Under the hazy morning mist, the young girl seemed to transform into a fairy that came down from heaven.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze was also drawn by the young girl who was walking over from afar.
He had heard of this name.
One of the three great beauties of Aurora City, equally famous to Li Fei.
In the beginning, he didn't quite believe it.
In his opinion, no matter whether it was Ke Er or Li Fei, they were both rare drop dead gorgeous beauties.
Other women couldn't possibly compare with them.
But seeing Xiao Lan today, Duan Ling Tian realized his mistake.
This Xiao Lan's looks were indeed not one bit inferior to Li Fei's.
Xiao Lan seemed to be around the age of eighteen. Her actions were elegant and her smile was like a flower. Every smile or frown emitted an exalted and refined charm.
If Li Fei was a red rose, charming like fire.
Then Xiao Lan would be pure like a snow lotus.
Although their appearances were on par, their dispositions were completely different, being two complete opposites.
What a excellent girl of respectable descent!
Duan Ling Tian secretly praised her in his heart.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian felt a jolt of pain from his thigh, and he was unable to stop himself from shouting out.
Only now did he realize that Li Fei was angrily staring at him and had extended her hand to mercilessly pinch his thigh.
"Didn't you say that other women are not worthy?"
Li Fei was slightly vexed.
"My good Fei, everyone loves a beauty. Hurry and take away your hand, I wont look anymore."
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
But in his heart, however, he was busting with joy.
Li Fei's attitude undoubtedly indicated that she was jealous, in other words, although she wasn't willing to admit it, in her heart she had already tacitly approved of him being her man.
Otherwise, why would she be jealous?
After freely moving about the flower bushes in his previous life, Duan Ling Tian was extremely familiar with the thoughts of women.
Li Fei grunted resentfully. Only then did she let go.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended upon the young girl beside Xiao Lan.
Compared to Xiao Lan, the young girl was outshone.
It wasn't that she was ugly.
In terms of appearance, she was absolutely on par with Li Shi Shi.
But compared to Xiao Lan, she was quite inferior.
Duan Ling Tian watched Xiao Lan and the young girl enter the innermost pergola.
At this time, Xiao Yu greeted them.
He extended his hand and held Xiao Lan's hand, bringing her into the pergola.
"So it turned out that she was Xiao Yu's woman...But these guys still dared to look at her unrestrainedly. Aren't they afraid that Xiao Yu will come for them later?'
Duan Ling Tian noticed that most of the youths still had their gazes fixed upon Xiao Lan.
"Only you have such complicated thoughts. Xiao Yu and Xiao Lan are siblings, twins."
Li Fei gave Duan Ling Tian a disdainful glance.
For an unknown reason, after hearing what Li Fei said, Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief in his heart.
"The young girl beside Xiao Lan seems to be not so simple..."
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended on the young girl beside Xiao Lan.
He was sure that this young girl that was around the age of seventeen was not a Body Tempering martial artist but had already stepped into the Core Formation Stage.
"Of course. She is the Xiao Clan's Patriarch's daughter, Xiao Yun, the former top disciple of the Xiao Clan's outer court. Equally famous to our Li Clan's Li Kuang and the Lin Clan's Lin Qi," Li Fei said.
Duan Ling Tian felt enlightened.
He finally recalled.
When he fought Lin Qi that day, Lin Qi had mentioned Xiao Yun.
After a short while longer, everyone had finally arrived.
At this time, as the host, Xiao Yu walked out and arrived at the center of the Star Observation Platform.
"Everyone, before the gathering starts, I have a good news to tell everyone... This year, our Aurora City's three great clans have produced many good things as prizes for the young geniuses that will be ranked in this year's Hidden Dragon List," Xiao Yu slowly said.
On the Star Observation Platform, the sounds of hurried breathing could be heard.
Especially the youths that weren't from the three great clans, all of their eyes shone and they became slightly decomposed.
Seeing this, Duan Ling Tian was able to understand their feelings.
The three great clans of Aurora City practically monopolized all forms business.
Meaning the other small clans could only pick up the scraps.
To the young geniuses of these small clans, the prizes that were obtained from being ranked in the Hidden Dragon List were prizes that even if their clans spared no efforts to obtain, they would be incapable of getting their hands on it.
"Young Master Yu, what prizes are there? Tell us."
"Yeah, Young Master Yu, we want to know."
The young geniuses from the small clans asked one after the other.
"Humph! A bunch of bumpkins."
Li Qing, who was standing alone at a corner, had a disdainful smile on the corners of his mouth.