Chapter 163: Princess Bi Yao
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Faced with the Ferghana Horse that was violently dashing towards him, Duan Ling Tian's gaze went cold and he clenched his right hand tightly; the muscles on his hand slightly bulged!
If the person were to really spur his horse to collide with Duan Ling Tian, then Duan Ling Tian wouldn't mind blasting the person and his horse flying....
The Ferghana Horse moved closer; it was only a few meters away from Duan Ling Tian now.
"Neigh~" The young man on the Ferghana Horse instantly tightened the reigns on his horse, and the Ferghana Horse stopped a meter away from Duan Ling Tian.
The young man arrogantly swept Duan Ling Tian with his gaze and said, in a condescending tone, "Kid, you're quite brave. Your luck is good; if it wasn't for this being the gate of the Third Prince's estate, you would've been knocked flying by my Crimson Blood by now and would surely be dead!"
Crimson Blood was precisely the name the young man called the Ferghana Horse he sat upon.
The meaning behind the young man's speech was none other than saying he had to be considerate because this was the Third Prince's estate gate; otherwise, Duan Ling Tian would have been knocked to death by him.
Duan Ling Tian looked the young man in the eye with a tranquil gaze, and the corners of his mouth curled into a trace of a light smile. "Your luck isn't bad either."
When the young man's gaze emitted a puzzle expression, Duan Ling Tian turned around and walked towards the Third Prince's estate's gate.
Just like he had said, the young man's luck was indeed not bad. If the young hadn't stopped earlier, he would have been blasted flying along with his horse.
This bit of confidence was something Duan Ling Tian possessed without a doubt.
"Lowly commoner!" the young man grunted coldly, before spurring his horse to pass Duan Ling Tian and arrive at the gate of the Third Prince's estate before Duan Ling Tian.
The young man got off his horse and passed his horse's reins to one of the house servants of the Third Prince's estate, then he handed over his invitation to the middle-aged man who looked like a manager.
Under the middle-aged manager's orders, another house servant walked into the estate with the young man, leading the way for the young man.
"Guest, please present your invitation." Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian arrived before the Third Prince's estate's gate. The middle-aged manager had a smile on his face, as he didn't dare look down upon Duan Ling Tian.
"Hmm?" The young man who had already entered the estate turned around and saw that it was that violet-clothed youth again, and he couldn't help but mock him. "Kid, the Third Prince's estate isn't a place that just anyone has the qualifications to enter. If you don't have an invitation, you should f**k off, go home, and drink milk!"
Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted and his eyes emitted a slight sense of fury from this person's repeated provocations. Did he really think that Duan Ling Tian was easy to bully?
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a sneer as he watched the young man swagger off and disappear before him, then he moved his hand into his pocket and removed the invitation.
"Duan Ling Tian? So you're Young Master Ling Tian!" The middle-aged manager's eyes lit up when he saw the invitation. He now had a face full of humbleness and reverence.
The Third Prince had left word that if this youth were to come, he must entertain him with the highest level of courtesy, so he didn't dare be discourteous in any way.
"Young Master Ling Tian, please come in." The middle-aged manager took a deep breath before personally leading Duan Ling Tian in.
Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded his head before following behind the middle-aged manager and walking into the Third Prince's estate.
"He's Duan Ling Tian?"
"Only that Duan Ling Tian who shot to fame would be able to make the manager personally lead the way."
"The young man that entered earlier seemed to be the number one of the Su Clan's branch descendants, Su Lan, right? He seemed to be mocking Duan Ling Tian earlier...."
"Although that Su Lan's strength isn't weak, in terms of natural talent, there's no way he can compare to Duan Ling Tian."
The house servants whispered in discussion.
On his way, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the Third Prince was probably someone that knew how to enjoy life, as the entire vast estate was filled with rare flowers and exotic herbs, and some of them were even rare medicinal materials.
Before long, under the lead of the middle-aged manager, Duan Ling Tian arrived at a spacious, manmade lake within the inner courtyard.
As the sky slowly went dark, the building that stood in the middle of the manmade pool was lit brightly, and sounds of laughter would occasionally echo out from within. That place seemed to be bustling with noise and excitement.
"The Su Clan's Young Master Su Lan has arrived." In next to no time, a sonorous voice sounded from the front.
"Su Lan?" Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted. The young man that provoked him earlier outside the gates was actually a member of the Su Clan? No wonder he was so arrogant.
However, Xiao Xun seemed to have mentioned before that the three great clans of the Imperial City had always restrained their direct descendant disciples from taking part in the competition for the Imperial authority, so with this in mind, Duan Ling Tian assumed that this Su Lan wasn't a direct descendant of the Su Clan.
"Greetings, Third Prince. Greetings, Princess Bi Yao." Under the lead of the middle-aged manager, Duan Ling Tian had only just stepped on the wooden bridge that led to the building at the heart of the manmade lake when he heard Su Lan's humble and respectful voice.
Princess Bi Yao? Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
He had been in the Imperial City for a few months now, so he knew of many things about the Imperial City in detail.
Princess Bi Yao was the daughter that the current Emperor doted on the most, and she was publically acknowledged as the number one beauty in the Imperial City.
"The number one beauty in the Imperial City.... I wonder how she compares to my Ke Er and Little Fei?" Curiosity arose within Duan Ling Tian's heart.
Ke Er or Li Fei were both the most beautiful women he had seen since arriving on this world. Among the women he'd seen, only the Xiao Clan's Xiao Lan, Xiao Yu's angelic beauty of a sister, could compare to Ke Er and Li Fei. Besides her, Duan Ling Tian hadn't seen a single woman who could be compared to Ke Er and Li Fei.
The middle-aged manager walked in with steady steps as he brought Duan Ling Tian to the building at the heart of the lake before respectfully saying, "Your highness, Young Master Ling Tian has arrived."
Instantly, the gaze of the young man who sat at the head of the building in the heart of the lake abruptly shone.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian had just walked into the building.
He saw an amiable young man in gold robes sitting at the head. The youth was around the age of 25 or 26 and had an imposing disposition between his brows, completely inheriting the dignified appearance of an imperial family disciple.
"Third Prince." Duan Ling Tian guessed the identity of this person and lightly nodded with a smile. It could be considered as having paid his respects.
Just at this moment, the brows of the old man behind the golden-robed young man knitted, and he shouted, in a fierce voice, "Outrageous!"
The terrifying sound echoed out by using the method of condensing Origin Energy into sound, and it directly pierced Duan Ling Tian's eardrums!
Duan Ling Tian's powerful Spiritual Force instantly dissolved this sound, so he remained unfazed as he calmly swept the old man with his gaze. He then looked at the young girl that was sitting to the right of the Third Prince....
The young girl's age was similar to his, around the age of 18. She had bright eyes, a pretty appearance, and an extraordinary disposition. Those were accompanied by a headful of shoulder-length, beautiful hair that fell behind her like a waterfall, a pair of pretty cheeks that would cause anyone who took a glance at them to be unable to stop themselves from feeling protective of her, and cherry lips that caused others to have the desire to kiss and suck on them for a while.
In terms of appearance, this young girl was not one bit inferior to Ke Er and Li Fei....
"As expected of the number one beauty in the Imperial City; her appearance is more than enough to rival my Ke Er and Little Fei...." Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses quickly, and he lightly smiled at the young girl. "Princess Bi Yao."
From Duan Ling Tian greeting the Third Prince, to the old man's fierce shout, then to him paying his respects to Princess Bi Yao, all of this happened in the blink of an eye.
The old man's eyes emitted a surprised and bewildered expression. A mere ninth level Core Formation martial artist was actually able to withstand his move using Origin Energy condensed into sound.... It caused him to feel slight disbelief!
"Haha...." The Third Prince laughed heartily. "I've heard of Brother Ling Tian's great name. Now that I've met you, I can see that you're really worthy of such a name! I originally thought that Brother Ling Tian would not pay any attention to my invitation, and I didn't think that Brother Ling Tian would really come. This is truly a pleasant surprise!"
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. "Third Prince, you're too kind. I'm only an ordinary person, and it's an honor to be invited by Third Prince."
"Brother Ling Tian is neither haughty nor humble at such an age; that's truly hard to come by. Brother Ling Tian, please sit." The Third Prince abruptly stood and directed Duan Ling Tian to the seat on the left of the head. This seat was obviously intentionally left empty.
"Thank you, Third Prince." Duan Ling Tian didn't try to be courteous and directly sat there.
Meanwhile, burning gazes from the seats below descended onto Duan Ling Tian one by one. The owners of these gazes were basically all 20 to 25-year-old young men with arrogant gazes, and looking at their clothes and disposition, they were obviously individuals of extraordinary birth.
They were originally curious about why the Third Prince would intentionally prepare a seat beside him and who he was leaving the seat for. Now they finally understood that it was left for this youth whose name had recently shot to fame in the Imperial City.
On one side of the Third Prince was Princess Bi Yao, and on the other was Duan Ling Tian.
No one would say anything of Princess Bi Yao being seated there, but Duan Ling Tian....
Presently, many of the young talents had gazes that emitted discontent. Of course, they didn't dare point their discontent towards the Third Prince, and thus extremely unfriendly gazes descended upon Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was obviously able to notice these gazes, but he paid no attention to them; his gaze descended upon Su Lan, who was far in the distance.
At this moment, Su Lan's gaze was slightly unnatural, as he never imagined that the violet-clothed youth he encountered outside the Third Prince's estate gate was actually the Duan Ling Tian whose name had spread and gave rise to much discussion within the Imperial City!
However, when he remembered of a matter he had heard about two days ago, his heart calmed, and his fierce gaze fearlessly met with Duan Ling Tian's!
"So you're that Duan Ling Tian. I heard that the Duan Clan repeatedly invited you back but were refused by you.... No wonder you don't even have a proper horse and can only walk to the Third Prince's estate." Su Lan's brows raised as he looked at Duan Ling Tian and spoke with a mocking tone.
The Third Prince attaching such importance to Duan Ling Tian caused him to feel unhappy in his heart as well, but now it seemed like he had found a way to vent!
"I've heard of this as well. I was wondering why a direct descendant of the Duan Clan would attend the Third Prince's banquet, so it turned out to be someone who had left the Duan Clan on their own accord.... Brother Ling Tian, nice courage!" The eyes of the blue-clothed youth that was sitting opposite of Su Lan narrowed into a line, and although he called Duan Ling Tian brother, the mocking intention in his words was something that anyone present could discern.
The deeds of Duan Ling Tian were spread and discussed animatedly throughout the Imperial City lately, so the young talents present had more or less heard of him.
If Duan Ling Tian was still a direct descendant disciple of the Duan Clan, they might have been slightly afraid; however, Duan Ling Tian refused to return to the Duan Clan....
Without the Duan Clan's backing, even if his natural talent were even better, even though he had stepped into the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage at the age of 18, so what?
The Crimson Sky Kingdom never lacked geniuses; however, the genius that were able to truly, smoothly mature were very few.