Chapter 125: Chen Mei Er
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian was perfectly aware of how the pain and grief the Patriarch and elders were feeling were not one bit inferior to his... Now they finally had an opportunity to vent their grievances, so he let them vent to their hearts' content!
"Grand Elder, you can finally rest in peace. After today, the Fang Family will cease to exist!" Duan Ling Tian raised his head to look at the heavens and spoke with a gaze that contained a flashing light within.
Before long, the Li Family higher-ups were all drenched in blood. Of course, it was all the blood of the Fang Family's elders.
"Duan Ling Tian, thank you." The Li Family Patriarch, Li Nan Feng, and the Li Family elders bowed deeply to Duan Ling Tian.
This was their heartfelt gratitude!
If it wasn't for Duan Ling Tian, it would be impossible for them to take revenge for the Grand Elder.
"Patriarch, I'm part of the Li Family as well." A single sentence from Duan Ling Tian expressed his standpoint.
"Haha... Good, Ninth Elder has a good son, and he is a blessing to our Li Family!" Li Nan Feng laughed heartily in an extremely excited manner.
Unconsciously, the gazes of the Li Family elders descended upon Xiong Quan, who stood respectfully behind Duan Ling Tian.
Now they finally understood why Duan Ling Tian was confident enough to speak of annihilating the Fang Family. It turned out to be all because of this servant beside him. They had all seen how 40 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above this servant of Duan Ling Tian when he killed that old goat of the Fang Family, and it caused them to be terrified.
Third level Origin Core Stage powerhouse!
If they knew that the current Xiong Quan was actually an existence at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage and that he had only used a third of his strength earlier, Duan Ling Tian wondered what their expressions would look like then...
The death of all the Fang Family higher-ups also meant the decline of the Fang Family, and that the Fang Family would become part of Fresh Breeze Town's history.
While the Li Family continued to attend to the mourning processions of Grand Elder Li Huo, this shocking piece of news spread throughout Fresh Breeze Town like a hurricane. The Li Family, who were in an inferior position, suddenly managed a shocking counterattack to completely annihilate the Fang Family!
"Tsk tsk, the Fang Family is gone just like that. Could it be that the Li Family's Main Clan, the Aurora City Li Clan, sent someone?"
"Impossible. Unless the Li Family of our town faced annihilation, the Aurora City Li Clan probably wouldn't interfere."
"Pfft! Do all of you really not know of the reason?"
"Could it be that you do?"
"Let's hear it..."
"Heh, I heard it from one of the guys at the Li Family.... Allegedly, Duan Ling Tian returned with a servant, and that servant of his killed the Fang Family's Supreme Elder, an existence at the second level of the Origin Core Stage, within a single breath."
"Duan Ling Tian's servant? This...this is too exaggerated!"
The entire Fresh Breeze Town discussed animatedly.
Deep in the night, the Li Family Audience Hall was brightly lit.
The mass of Li Family elders sat around as they ate and drank, and at the head, the one seated there wasn't Li Nan Feng but Duan Ling Tian... Duan Ling Tian was forced to sit there, but after refusing repeatedly, he eventually gave in and sat there.
Actually, if Duan Ling Tian didn't sit at the head right now, the Li Family higher-ups would surely feel restless, as Xiong Quan, who stood behind Duan Ling Tian, was obviously an Origin Core Stage powerhouse...
"Sir, why don't you sit down as well?" Li Nan Feng looked at Xiong Quan as he spoke respectfully.
Although he was Duan Ling Tian's servant, his strength made Li Nan Feng have heartfelt respect towards him. Furthermore, if it wasn't for him, it would be impossible for the Li Family to take revenge for the Grand Elder.
However, Xiong Quan remained unfazed.
Li Nan Feng glanced at Duan Ling Tian embarrassedly.
"Xiong Quan, sit down," Duan Ling Tian said.
"Yes, my liege." Only now did Xiong Quan sit down.
During the course of their meal, the Li Family higher-ups finally got to know about all that happened after Duan Ling Tian made his way to the Aurora City Li Clan... and they couldn't help but sigh. No matter where it went, gold would always shine; this saying was not false in the slightest.
The number one on the Hidden Dragon List passed the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp test and obtained the qualifications to enter Paladin Academy. The achievements Duan Ling Tian accomplished caused Li Nan Feng and the other elders to feel ineffable shock!
"Haha! I never imagined that our Branch Family could produce such a figure." Sixth Elder Li Ping laughed heartily as he raised his glass to honor Duan Ling Tian. "Duan Ling Tian, there's been some differences between us in the past. Right here and now, I solemnly offer you my deepest apologies."
Li Ting had once colluded with the deceased Seventh Elder Li Kun and made trouble for Duan Ling Tian at every corner, and his heart was filled with regret now that he recalled what had happened in the past.
"Sixth Elder, don't mention it. At the moment that you lent a hand when the Fang Family Manager, Fang Qiang, attacked me, the differences between Sixth Elder and I were completely resolved," Duan Ling Tian said as he raised his glass in return.
"Then it's just me being narrow-minded. I'll punish myself with a cup." Li Ping poured another cup of wine for himself before draining the cup in one go.
"Duan Ling Tian, after you leave this time, I wonder when you'll be able to return again." Fifth Elder Li Ting sighed.
The other elders deeply agreed to this as well.
"Fellow elders, no matter when, I, Duan Ling Tian, will always remember that I was a disciple of the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family. When I return this time, I'll ask a favor of the Main Clan's Patriarch to take good care of the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family." Duan Ling Tian slowly spoke.
Hearing what he said caused gazes of the Li Family higher ups to abruptly shine!
They understood how Duan Ling Tian, who had obtained the qualifications to enter Paladin Academy, was already worthy of the Main Clan's Patriarch to spare no effort in winning him over, and thus the Main Clan would absolutely not refuse Duan Ling Tian's request.
"Duan Ling Tian, the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family will always be your home, and whenever you feel exhausted, you can return here at any time. The Li Family's doors will always be open for you!" Li Nan Feng took a deep breath as he raised his glass and drained it in one go.
"I'll keep that in mind." Duan Ling Tian nodded earnestly.
That night, Duan Ling Tian returned to the courtyard he used to live in. The courtyard was extremely clean and the rooms tidy; obviously the area had been cleaned regularly.
"Boss, it was the Grand Elder who ordered for your home to be cleaned, as he said you would return here sooner or later.... Unfortunately, Grand Elder never had the chance to see you return." Little Fatty was following behind Duan Ling Tian as he sighed.
"Grand Elder..." Duan Ling Tian was originally wondering who would have been so considerate, but he never imagined it would be that old man.
His heart lightly trembled.
"Grand Elder, don't worry! I promise you that as long as I, Duan Ling Tian, am alive, this Li Family which you gave your entire life for will never, ever crumble!" Duan Ling Tian looked up into the starry night sky as he pledged in his heart.
As a Grade Nine Alchemist, Grand Elder Li Huo could have gone to the Main Clan and become a Medicine Court Elder.... However, he didn't do this!
His entire life was lived for the sake of the Fresh Breeze Town Li Branch Family, and he never once had any complaints.
In Duan Ling Tian's heart, the Grand Elder was a senior worthy of respect.
"Go get two jugs of wine and drink a few cups with me," Duan Ling Tian said to Little Fatty.
"Alright!" Little Fatty hurriedly nodded and walked away spiritedly.
Duan Ling Tian had only just started drinking with Little Fatty when an unexpected guest appeared.... Chen Mei Er, the Chen Family Patriarch's daughter, came alone.
Duan Ling Tian frowned. "Miss Mei Er, are you here looking for me?"
"Duan Ling Tian, I'm here to express the apologies of my father and the Grand Elder." A slight anguish appeared on Chen Mei Er's face.
She never imagined that the youth from before would actually grow to such a degree... a degree that she could only look up to in her entire lifetime! And only continue to look on as he went further and further away....
"Apologize to me?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "What are you apologizing to me for? If it's only about this, then Miss Mei Er, I won't be seeing you out. Please go ahead."
He had heard of the Chen Family's reaction when the Li Family faced danger, and needless to say, he was extremely disgusted with the Chen Family!
"You..." Chen Mei Er felt flustered and exasperated and was about to get angry, but when she noticed that Xiong Quan was standing behind Duan Ling Tian and was staring at her coldly, she was instantly scared to the extent that her face went pale.
If she wasn't wrong, this person was the Origin Core Stage powerhouse that was discussed about animatedly all over Fresh Breeze Town today, and also Duan Ling Tian's servant.
"Duan Ling Tian, my father and the Grand Elder originally wanted to help the Li Family, but who knew that the Fang Family ancestor would have such a formidable strength? If my Chen Family were to lend a hand, then it would surely incur a catastrophe.... My father and the Grand Elder made such a choice for the sake of the Chen Family. Our Chen Family doesn't have a Main Clan to seek protection from like your Li Family does." Chen Mei Er explained.
"Miss Mei Er, I think you've really misunderstood. I don't have any relationship with your Chen Family, and the Li Family doesn't have any relationship with your Chen Family either. How your Chen Family goes about their business has nothing to do with me nor the Li Family! Xiong Quan, send my guest out."
Duan Ling Tian swept his indifferent gaze over Chen Mei Er before raising his cup and looking towards Little Fatty. "Li Xuan, let's continue! Let's consider this wine as your farewell to me. I wonder when us brothers will be able to meet again."
"Boss, I'll surely work hard in my cultivation so I can head to the Imperial City to look for you!" Li Xuan said earnestly.
"Then you have to work harder." Duan Ling Tian laughed.
"Miss Chen, please." Xiong Quan stood in front of Chen Mei Er, causing her face to turn pale as she walked out in panic.
Before leaving, she didn't forget to take one last glance at Duan Ling Tian, but she noticed that from beginning to end, Duan Ling Tian had never once glanced at her once more....
"Father, Grand Elder... Your choice has completely cut off any relationship our Chen Family had with him and the Li Family..." Cheng Mei Er came with hope but left with disappointment.
"Li Xuan, I'll be leaving Fresh Breeze Town early tomorrow morning and I'll probably not bid farewell to the Patriarch and the others.... Tell the Patriarch not to worry; from now on someone will send some Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid over every now and then," Duan Ling Tian said to Li Xuan.
The tragedy of Grand Elder Li Huo made him become aware of how he couldn't once again allow the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family to hold the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid's medicinal formula... If he did, it would certainly bring calamity to the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family!
He had already made a plan that once he returned to Aurora City, he would tell Tang Ying to send some Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid to the Fresh Breeze Town Li Family every now and then.
In this way, all of the potential problems would be solved.