Chapter 90: Li Qing Leaves
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian had just walked out of the restaurant when the conversation of two youths that passed by him entered his ears.
"Hah, I didn't think that Wang Zhen wouldn't be able to hold on."
"Yeah, even the Patriarch can't figure out why his injuries abruptly relapsed."
"He's gone now, and thus Wang Guang and the others can be considered to have died for nothing. Although we know it was someone from Aurora City's Li Clan that did it, we don't know who exactly it was."
"Humph! That guy from the Li Clan really got lucky."
Duan Ling Tian started laughing.
Nevertheless, the movement of Ghastly Shadow was really swift.
He couldn't help but be amazed by the methods of Ghastly Shadow.
According to what he heard from the conversation of the two Wang Clan disciples, it was extremely obvious that even the Wang Clan Patriarch didn't notice that Wang Zhen was murdered; he believed that it was only his only injuries relapsing.
Duan Ling Tian bought a horse and galloped towards the city gates.
At the Triumph City city gates, there were three groups of people that had joined together to inspect the people that were leaving, and from the crests on the clothes of these people, he could make out that they were members of the Triumph City's three great clans.
The Zhong Clan, the Wang Clan, and the Liu Clan.
Duan Ling Tian saw that young girl once again.
The young girl was helping inspect the people in the queue to leave the city.
After a short moment, it was Duan Ling Tian's turn.
The middle-aged man beside the young girl looked at Duan Ling Tian as he asked, "Young Lady, is it him?"
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
The middle-aged man's clothes displayed a Liu Clan crest on it, so he was obviously a member of Triumph City's Liu Clan.
In other words, the young girl that swung her horse whip towards him the other day was the Liu Clan's Patriarch's daughter?
Like this, everything seemed to be easily explainable.
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian felt that it strange that the dignified son of the County Governor would come to such a small city like Triumph City.
Compared to Swallow Mountain County's County City, Triumph City was merely a small countryside city.
So it turned out to be because of this young girl.
"It isn't him."
Liu Ru's gaze scanned Duan Ling Tian for a few moments before shaking her head.
The middle-aged man swept Duan Ling Tian with a cold and indifferent gaze.
Duan Ling Tian didn't take any offense. As he galloped his horse out of the city, leaving Triumph City behind, his face slowly emitted a smile.
Even though he had been met with unexpected complications that came out of nowhere, his affairs could still be considered to have been concluded satisfactorily.
His return journey went quite smoothly, so he arrived at Aurora City before Dusk.
Although he had only left for a few days, Duan Ling Tian still felt eager to return home, so he directly went home, embraced Ke Er, and spun in circle.
Duan Ling Tian let the young girl, whose face was completely red, down, and said, in a gentle voice as he smiled, "Ke Er, I missed you so much."
"Got a wife and forgot the mother..."
Unknowingly, Li Rou had also come out of her room. She shook her head and sighed.
Duan Ling Tian was slightly embarrassed as he hurriedly went to hold Li Rou's hand and tried to remedy it by saying, "Mom, I really missed you too."
"Enough, stop being mushy. You probably haven't eaten a proper meal throughout your journey. Mom will go prepare some food for you."
Li Rou shook her head as she entered the kitchen.
"Madam, I'll help you!"
Ke Er wanted to enter the kitchen as well.
But she was instead held onto by Duan Ling Tian. "Ke Er, didn't you miss me?"
Ke Er nodded her head like a chick pecking grain off the ground. "Of course I missed you, but Big Sister Fei Fei missed Young Master as well. Young Master, you go see her, and when Young Master returns, I and Madam will have finished preparing the food."
Duan Ling Tian's heart was warm as he pulled the young girl into his embrace.
Ke Er was always like this, always putting him before everything.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived at Li Fei's home, she said, "You actually know how to return?"
The moment Li Fei saw Duan Ling Tian, she directly glared at him.
"You didn't want me to return? Then I'll leave."
Duan Ling Tian was dazed for a moment before turning around and walking away with a smile on the corners of his mouth.
"you're not allowed to leave!"
Li Fei quickly walked forward and blocked Duan Ling Tian from leaving.
Unexpectedly, at the instant she blocked Duan Ling Tian, he seemed to be able to predict the future, because he opened his arms wide and pulled her into his embrace.
Li Fei's delicate figure trembled.
Duan Ling Tian mouth was snuggled up to her earlobe; he gave it a lick and quietly said, "I missed you."
The young girl's figure was as if struck by lightning, and her body became stiff.
Just at this moment, a cough sounded from behind him, causing Duan Ling Tian's face to freeze.
He even felt that the old man had done it on purpose!
Li Fei's face was red from embarrassment, and thus she kept her head lowered, not daring to look at the old man.
Duan Ling Tian turned around and smiled slyly while greeting the old man.
Li De's eyes narrowed, lightly smiling as he asked, "Ling Tian, I heard you left for a few days. Where did you go?"
"Nowhere. I just went to take a spin around Misty Forest. I wanted to see if I could find another one of the Spirit Fruits that could increase the strength of the fleshly body."
Duan Ling Tian made up an excuse.
"Do you think those types of Spirit Fruits fall from the sky?"
Li De was speechless.
He had heard of the story of Duan Ling Tian consuming a Spirit Fruit that caused his fleshly body to undergo a metamorphosis, gaining an additional two ancient mammoths of strength.
But as far as he was concerned, these types of Spirit Fruits were things one came by with luck and not by searching for it.
"Grandfather, that Spirit Fruit I got that time really did fall down from the sky; it even knocked a bump on my head..."
Duan Ling Tian continued to speak drivel.
Li De's face froze and he was slightly embarrassed. "That's a coincidence...absolutely a coincidence."
Li De quickly changed the subject. "Ling Tian, I've seen the Spirit Sword you refined for Ke Er. It's really not bad; it surpasses regular Grade Nine Spirit Weapons... but it's still quite far away from being a Grade Eight Spirit Weapon. Do you need Grandfather to help you increase the grade of the Spirit Sword to a Grade Eight Spirit Weapon?"
"Grandfather, you must not only want to simply help me increase the grade of the Spirit Weapon, right?"
Duan Ling Tian saw through Li De's intention, so he teased him a bit.
Li De's face turned red.
"Rascal! Grandfather wants to ask you for some Violet Meteorite so he can help me increase the grade of my Spirit Weapon to the eighth grade as well..."
Li Fei rolled her eyes at Duan Ling Tian.
"I'm just joking. Since grandfather wants it, I naturally wouldn't refrain from giving it to him. Grandfather, I'll go get my mother's and Ke Er's swords for you right now."
Duan Ling Tian quickly took a trip home, brought the three Violet Myrtle Flexible Swords, and passed them to the old man.
"Extravagant, too extravagant!"
The old man looked at the three flexible swords and was slightly amazed. "Ling Tian, where did you get this Violet Meteorite from?"
"When I was at Fresh Breeze Town, I bought it from a weapon store... I think I spent around 200 silver."
The corners of the old man's mouth twitched, and he was only able to say two words after a long time. "Lucky bastard!"
The old man was overjoyed as if a precious jewel had fallen into his hands as he took the three swords back to his room and started getting busy.
Duan Ling Tian sneak attacked Li Fei once again and pulled her into his embrace. "Little Fei, did you miss me these past few days?"
"I didn't miss you."
LI Fei blushed.
"Really, you didn't miss me?"
Duan Ling Tian's hand's mischievously moved around Li Fei's hot and delicate figure.
"Then tell me the truth, did you miss me or not."
"I didn't hear you clearly."
"Yes! That's enough, right? Stinking rascal!"
"Hehe, then I'll be a rascal for you to see... the wolf is coming!"
Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei both didn't notice.
At this moment, outside the courtyard, a white-clothed youth that had been standing there for a long time walked away in large strides.
"Duan Ling Tian, even if the clan doesn't punish you, I will kill you sooner or later... you just wait."
Li Qing's eyes were crimson red, filled with hatred and envy.
His heart was close to warping.
"Oh, isn't that Li Qing?"
Suddenly, two youths walked over from nearby. The grey-clothed youth in the lead had eyes that contained a smile as he looked towards Li Qing.
Li Qing's face turned grim as he shouted in a low voice, "Li An, you better f**k the hell off. Don't provoke me!"
"Li Qing, do you really think you're still the you of before? The current you is just trash to me."
Li An sneered as he said in disdain, "Now, in the Li Clan younger generation, only Duan Ling Tian can be my opponent... You are not worthy!"
"You're courting death!"
Li Qing's expression was ferocious as his body moved, pouncing towards Li An.
Swimming Dragon Steps!
Dark Nether Finger!
Li Qing pointed out with his finger and flew straight towards Li An, fully exploding forth with the strength of three ancient mammoths!
"Humph! It isn't only you who's at the second level of the Core Formation Stage."
Li An sneered as he took a step forward. Above him, three ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared.
Li An directly moved to intercept and blocked Li Qing's finger strike with a single punch.
The forward force of his punch didn't decrease as it blasted onto Li Qing's body and blasted Li Qing flying.
"Li Qing, if your Dark Nether Finger wasn't crippled, even if you broke through to the third level of the Core Formation Stage, it would still be impossible for me to be your match... Unfortunately, trash is trash, so don't even think of rising for the rest of your lifetime."
Li An arrived beside Li Qing and laughed coldly.
Li Qing's face turned green. He was angry to the extent that he spat out a mouthful of blood and his eyes even emitted a dense hatred...
LI An! Duan Ling Tian!
He wouldn't let any one of them go.
"Remember, your grandfather is dead, and you don't have anyone to rely on in the Li Clan. Next time, don't be so arrogant to me, or else I'll beat you up every time I see you.
Li An threatened him before leaving.
Li Qing struggled to stand up, then he took a deep breath before making a decision.
Return home, pack his bags, bring along his grandfather's inheritance, and leave the Li Clan.
He was leaving with hatred.
When Duan Ling Tian heard that Li Qing had left the Li Clan, even he was slightly surprised.
Although he didn't have any favorable impression of Li Qing, he couldn't deny that Li Qing's actions still made him feel a sense of respect in his heart. Leaving the Li Clan's protection and venturing out in the world wasn't something that anyone would have the courage to do...
Once one did this, it would mean that everything would need to start from the beginning.
He would be without anything to rely on, and everything could only be done by himself.
He didn't know, however, that where Li Qing left to was, as luck would have it, Triumph City.
So much for that...
"Five days ago, our Swallow Mountain County's County Governor's son's arm was cut off by someone outside of Triumph City? A violet-clothed youth? Sword cultivation? Sixteen?"
"Duan Ling Tian just so happened to not be at the Li Clan during that period. I can be sure that there's an over 90% probability it's him!"
After leaving the Li Clan, Li Qing galloped without direction, coincidentally arrived at Triumph City, and thus heard of the latest news that was raging in Triumph City.
"Maybe this is a chance for me."
Li Qing's eyes shone.
After a short moment, Li Qing arrived at the Liu Clan's Estate.
"I know who cut off the County Governor's son's arm."
A single sentence allowed Li Qing to be unobstructed in the Li Clan. He smoothly met with the person he wanted to meet.
In a vast audience hall, a youth in fine clothes sat at the head seat with a slightly pale face.
On the sides of the fine-clothed youth stood a young girl and an old man.
"You know who injured my Young Master?"
The old man's gaze was like electricity as the imposing manner of a Nascent Soul Stage powerhouse swept across, pressing onto Li Qing's body.
(TL Note - Just to clear things up, the wolf the author is referring to here is the Chinese saying which directly translates to color wolf, or its real meaning, pervert.)