Chapter 240: Xiao Lan's Thoughts
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Coldness flashed within Duan Ling Tian's eyes, yet Ji Yan and Su Mo didn't notice.
Ji Yan lightly smiled. "With Commander Duan's natural talent, once you arrive at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, even entering one of the top sects will be extremely easy."
"Exactly." Su Mo nodded, and he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a serious expression. "In the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdoms, sects stand in great numbers....Once you've arrived at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, make sure to choose between one of the five great sects of Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom! This will have a great effect on your future achievements."
Duan Ling Tian nodded. He thought so as well.
The best places for cultivation within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom were held within the hands of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom's Imperial Family and the five great sects.
When he found out about this from Xiong Quan, he made a plan in his heart. He planned to choose one of the five great sects in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and enter it!
After their meal, the sun had set in the west. Duan Ling Tian's group of three stayed in an inn that Lin Yu arranged for them, and he only left on the next day to return to Aurora City.
After spending another seven days traveling, Duan Ling Tian's group of three returned to Aurora City.
Up and down, coupled with the day spent in the County City, they had spent an entire half month.
"Get ready, we're leaving in two days." Duan Ling Tian set the date of departure.
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian brought Ke Er and Li Fei out to the Xiao Clan to see Luo Qian, the sister of Luo Cheng, Duan Ling Tian's friend from the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp long ago.
Compared to that time, Luo Qian's complexion was much better, and she had completely merged into the Xiao Clan.
"Duan Ling Tian, you're so impressive now...The Commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard." Xiao Lan and Xiao Yun were both with Luo Qian right now. Xiao Yun smiled as she looked at Duan Ling Tian and blinked her pretty eyes.
Xiao Yun, the daughter of the Xiao Clan's Patriarch.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
Subsequently, his gaze descended onto Xiao Lan. "Xiao Yu asked me to tell you that everything is fine with him."
Xiao Lan nodded, and there seemed to be a trace of embarrassment mixed within her beautiful eyes.
However, when her gaze inadvertently descended onto the two girls by Duan Ling Tian's side, her gaze became slightly dim, and a bitterness that was difficult to notice appeared on the corners of her mouth.
"I came here this time to say my farewells to all of you." After Duan Ling Tian told them of his reason for arriving here, they casually chatted for some time, then Duan Ling Tian left with Ke Er and Li Fei.
He had naturally noticed Xiao Lan's gaze.
He never expected that after two years had passed, Xiao Lan still hadn't let go....
Let fate decide.
Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
Xiao Lan only withdrew her gaze after seeing Duan Ling Tian's group of three disappear into the distance, and she faintly sighed.
She originally thought that once he left, she could forget him.
But who knew that news of him would spread to here one after the other, plucking at her heartstrings and causing her to be immersed within, unable to free herself.
But she knew that with his current status and identity, he was bound to slowly grow farther and farther away from her.
However, in her heart, there was always a slight unwillingness.
"Big Sister Lan, some things have to be fought for by yourself....Once it passes you by, it will be too late to regret." Luo Qian knew Xiao Lan's thoughts and couldn't stop herself from advising her.
"Yeah, Big Sister Lan, once you let a man like Duan Ling Tian pass you by, he'll be gone forever," Xiao Yun said as well.
Xiao Lan's beautiful eyes became more and more steadfast when she heard what the two said.
"Aiya!" Duan Ling Tian and the two girls had only just left Xiao Clan Estate when he noticed Li Fei's hand descend onto his waist, then she fiercely twisted, causing him to be unable to help himself from crying out. "Little Fei, you're murdering your husband!"
"Hmph! Who asked you to stare at Xiao Lan?" Li Fei grunted, with a tone that was filled with jealousy.
"Young Master, they way Miss Xiao Lan looks at you is very similar to how Big Sister Fei Fei looks at you....She couldn't have fallen for you as well, right?" Ke Er blinked her beautiful eyes and looked at Duan Ling Tian, causing a bitter smile to appear on the corners of his mouth. When did this little girl Ke Er learn to add oil to the fire?
"Look, even Little Sister Ke Er noticed." Li Fei pouted. "Speak, have you fallen for Xiao Lan as well?"
"No....Absolutely not!" Duan Ling Tian hurriedly denied. Wouldn't admitting now be looking for trouble?
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian and the two girls returned to the Li Clan Estate, then he called Li Xuan, Lin Zhuo, and Lin Qi to have a meal together as a form of farewell.
During the feast, he specially introduced Li Xuan to Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi.
Lin Zhuo took up his wine cup and said to Duan Ling Tian, "Duan Ling Tian, after you leave this time, I wonder when we can gather again. Today, we won't leave until we're drunk!"
"Exactly, come. Cheers!" Lin Qi said as well.
During the course of the meal, Li Xuan had become acquainted with Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi.
Duan Ling Tian let out a long breath of relief.
When they returned to the Li Clan Estate, Li Xuan said sincerely, "Boss, thank you."
"What're you thanking me for?" Duan Ling Tian asked, with a smile. Could it be that this fatty noticed something?
Li Xuan laughed slyly. "Boss, I know you specially introduced Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi to me....You don't have to act."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. He never thought that this fatty would have noticed.
The next day, Duan Ling Tian's family and Xiong Quan had just left the Li Clan Estate when they saw the three girls that were waiting at the gate.
Xiao Lan, Xiao Yun, and Luo Qian.
"What are all of you...?" Duan Ling Tian noticed that Xiao Lan held a travel bag in her hand, and a bad premonition arose within his heart.
As expected, Li Fei's burning gaze seemed as if it could light Duan Ling Tian ablaze....
Duan Ling Tian looked at Xiao Lan and asked curiously, "Xiao Lan, what are you doing here?"
"Duan Ling Tian, I want to visit my brother in the Imperial City....Can you bring me along?" As Xiao Lan spoke, her extremely beautiful face blushed slightly, making her look enchanting and moving, and causing one to have the urge to press their lips on her and fiercely kiss her.
Li Rou spurred her horse to stop nearby, and the corners of her mouth curled into a smile.
It looked like the charm of her son was rather huge.
In terms of appearance, this girl was not inferior to her two future daughters in law in the slightest....
If it was possible, she didn't mind having one more daughter in law that was so beautiful.
Women were against their own husbands having many women, but when it came to their own sons, they instead earnestly wish for them to fully enjoy having many wives. At that time, she could carry her grandsons and granddaughters until her hands got weak.
Duan Ling Tian was slightly hesitant.
Little Fei's gaze was too fierce....
In the end, it was Li Rou who helped Duan Ling Tian out of the predicament. She looked at Xiao Lan and lightly smiled. "You're Xiao Lan, right?"
Li Rou had heard of the three great beauties of that were renowned throughout Aurora City.
Xiao Lan's gaze descended onto Li Rou's figure, and she lightly nodded. She was slightly surprised in her heart. This is Duan Ling Tian's mother?
She looks so young....
Seeing Xiao Lan slightly hesitant and seeming to not know how to address her, Li Rou lightly smiled. "You can follow Ke Er and Fei, and call me Aunt Rou."
"Aunt Rou." Xiao Lan lightly nodded, and her beautiful face was red to the point that it looked like blood would drip out of it.
"Your brother is a good friend of Tian's. Since you want to go see your brother, then follow us...." Under Li Rou's instruction, Xiao Lan and Li Rou rode the same Ferghana Horse.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, Li Fei spurred her horse to Duan Ling Tian's side and glanced at him with a spurious smile on her face. "Scoundrel, you're extremely happy now, right?"
"Yes...." Duan Ling Tian subconsciously answered. When he noticed Li Fei's spurious smile, he hurriedly shook his head. "No....No!"
Their group once again started their journey. From Aurora City to the Imperial City, they spent another two months.
After entering the Imperial City inner city, Duan Ling Tian said to Xiao Lan, "Xiao Lan, follow us home first. I'll go look for your brother in a while and ask him to come get you."
Xiao Lan nodded, and her pair of beautiful and moving eyes revealed a trace of dejection.
Li Rou noticed Xiao Lan's dejected gaze and lightly smiled as she said, "Lan, come often and visit Aunt Rou."
"Yes, Aunt Rou." Xiao Lan's gaze lit up once again.
After returning to his courtyard house, Duan Ling Tian went to Paladin Academy and found Xiao Yu.
After he heard that his sister had come to the Imperial City, Xiao Yu couldn't help but be stupefied. "Why has she come?"
Duan Ling Tian shrugged. "She said she wanted to visit you."
Xiao Yu laughed bitterly. Find him?
He didn't believe it!
However, since his sister had come, it naturally wasn't good for him to trouble Duan Ling Tian, so he and Xiao Xun followed Duan Ling Tian to arrive at Duan Ling Tian's house.
It was the first time that both Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun came to Duan Ling Tian's house.
"Brother." A trace of a smile that could charm all living beings appeared on Xiao Lan's face when she saw Xiao Yu.
Xiao Xun, who followed beside Xiao Yu, was completely dumbstruck.
This is Xiao Yu's little sister?
As expected, she's a beauty of the same level as Princess Bi Yao.
In next to no time, when Xiao Xun saw Ke Er and Li Fei, who had walked out from within the house, he was dumbstruck once more....
When did beauties become so plenty?
In terms of appearance, the two girls that walked out right now weren't inferior to Xiao Yu's little sister and Princess Bi Yao in the slightest.
Xiao Xun suddenly felt that he had probably used all his chances of seeing beauties in this lifetime.
When he saw the two girls that had just come out hold Duan Ling Tian's arms from left and right, he knew that they were Duan Ling Tian's women, and for a moment, only a sheen of jealousy and envy remained within his eyes.
As the saying goes, a friend's wife is out of bounds, so he hurriedly withdrew his gaze and once again moved it onto Xiao Lan.
I won't look at my friend's women, but looking at Xiao Yu's little sister should be fine, right?
In next to no time, he was dumbstruck again.
He noticed that after Xiao Lan greeted Xiao Yu, her gaze never left Duan Ling Tian's figure, seeming to have been rooted on Duan Ling Tian's body....
He could only look at Duan Ling Tian as well.
Duan Ling Tian's fortune in romance caused Xiao Xun to feel admiration toward him.
"Xiao Xun!" Duan Ling Tian didn't know of Xiao Xun's current thoughts. He withdrew a brush and paper, then he wrote down a pile of materials. "Ask your Xiao Clan's Patriarch to help me gather these materials....In a month, pass these materials to me, and at that time I'll pay you."
One month from now was also the time Duan Ling Tian intended to leave the Crimson Sky Kingdom and head to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
He gave himself a month to use to gather various materials for weapons refinement, pill refinement, and inscribing.
"No problem." Xiao Xun received the piece of paper from Duan Ling Tian and nodded.
With Duan Ling Tian's current identity and status, their Xiao Clan's Patriarch wouldn't refuse Duan Ling Tian's request.