Chapter 243: Burying The Hatchet
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Eventually, under Duan Ling Tian's tireless refining, another 100 plus Cloud Mist Pills were created.
After the two little pythons shared the Cloud Mist Pills, they were finally satisfied.
What Duan Ling Tian didn't expect was that they didn't fall into a deep slumber this time and instead were full of spirit as they looked at Duan Ling Tian with eager eyes.
Now the two little pythons had started to dislike the Cloud Mist Pills.
In the following days, Duan Ling Tian started refining the Flowing Water Pills and Crimson Jade Pills....
After the two little pythons shared and swallowed up over a hundred Flowing Water Pills and Crimson Jade Pills, they were similarly unwilling to eat the Flowing Water Pill and Crimson Jade Pill anymore.
However, they still showed no signs of falling into a deep slumber, and they were full of spirit, brimming with energy and vitality.
"Two gluttons!" Duan Ling Tian was slightly helpless when he looked at the two little pythons that stared at him in anticipation, and he suddenly felt that perhaps his idea was a mistake, and the advancement of the strength of the two little pythons wasn't so simple.
Duan Ling Tian placed the remaining Cloud Mist Pills, Flowing Water Pills, and Crimson Jade Pills on the table, and he acted fiercely as he glared at the two little pythons and said, "It's all gone! There's only these medicinal pills, so eat them if you want."
"Hiss hiss~" Unexpectedly, the two little pythons swiftly flicked their tongues, and their two little tails flashed out like lightning, sending all the medicinal pills on the table flying.
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be stunned when he saw this.
"You two little fellows, who're you showing your temper to?" Duan Ling Tian swung out his palm, directly grabbing the two little pythons and throwing them up onto a tree in the rear courtyard, then he left the rear courtyard while ignoring their protests and returned to his room to cultivate.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Wyrm Python Form!
In the following one month, although Duan Ling Tian touched the threshold of the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage, he was unable to break through after a long time.
On the other hand, with the two layers of assistance from the Monkey Wine and Origin Strengthening Pills, Ke Er smoothly broke through to the third level of the Origin Core Stage!
As for Li Fei, she was only half a step away from the third level of the Origin Core Stage.
In this one month's time, besides Xiao Lan, who occasionally dropped around to chat with his mother, Duan Ling Tian's courtyard house was peaceful as usual.
One month later, Duan Ling Tian left his courtyard house and started slowly going to collect the materials one by one.
Starting from the Divine Might Marquis Estate, then to the Su Clan, then to the Xiao Clan.
Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Xun had just gotten the materials from the Xiao Clan's Patriarch when they unexpectedly encountered Xiao He....
"Little Xun, this is?" Xiao He was slightly surprised when he saw Duan Ling Tian. Wasn't this violet-clothed young man the person he met outside a medicine store in the inner city?
The violet-clothed youth was handsome and extraordinary and had a graceful bearing, thus he had a deep impression.
"Brother, he's Duan Ling Tian." Xiao Xun introduced with a smile, then said to Duan Ling Tian, "Duan Ling Tian, this is my brother, Xiao He."
"So it's Commander Duan." Xiao He was shocked in his heart when he heard what Xiao Xun said, and a trace of respect appeared on his face.
"You're Xiao Xun's brother, so just call me Duan Ling Tian; you don't have to be so formal." Duan Ling Tian gave Xiao He a friendly smile. He was able to discern that the current Xiao He had indeed changed a lot from the Xiao He that Duan Ling Tian encountered in the Alchemist Guild's Main Guild that time.
He'd lost his arrogance and become much more humble.
"Then I'll call you Brother Ling Tian." Xiao He nodded, but when he focused his gaze at Duan Ling Tian's eyes and carefully sized them up for a moment, the smile on his face completely froze....
This pair of eyes was familiar to him.
He wouldn't forget it in his entire lifetime!
However, the violet-clothed youth from that day and the violet-clothed young man before him, he was unable to link the two together no matter what.
But thinking from another perspective, according to what Xiao Xun had said, the violet-clothed young man before him had already become a grade nine alchemist when he was 18....
This point coincided with the violet-clothed youth from that day.
When Duan Ling Tian noticed Xiao He's focused gaze on himself, his heart jerked.
This Xiao He seemed to have noticed something....
But where did he notice it from?
However, Duan Ling Tian also noticed that Xiao He seemed to not dare confirm it after a long time.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled when he saw the puzzled expression in Xiao He's eyes grow deeper, and with a raise of his hand, a stack of silver in his palm, precisely 5 million silver. He then passed it to Xiao He. "This money now can be considered to be returned to its rightful owner."
"You....You really are...." Xiao He didn't move to receive the silver. Instead, his pupils constricted as if he'd seen a ghost.
"Brother, what's wrong? Duan Ling Tian, why are you giving my brother money?" The nearby Xiao Xun had a bewildered expression; he didn't know what had happened.
"Little Xun, he's the violet-clothed youth that made a bet with me in the Alchemist Guild and earned 5 million silver from me. I had noticed earlier that Brother Ling Tian's eyes were exactly the same as the youth from that day....I didn't dare confirm it earlier, but I never imagined that they were actually the same person. Unbelievable!" A bitter smile appeared on Xiao He's face, as he never imagined that when he met the genius youth alchemist from that day once again, it would be under such circumstances.
Xiao Xun was stupefied. "Brother, didn't you say that the youth from that day had an ordinary appearance?"
"This is something you might have to ask Brother Ling Tian." Xiao He glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated gaze.
"Duan Ling Tian." Xiao Xun looked at Duan Ling Tian with a bewildered expression.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. "For the sake of not allowing others to find out my identity, I used some methods to make a disguise that day....However, I never imagined that he'd actually remember my eyes." As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian looked at Xiao He with a surprised expression.
He finally found out how Xiao He recognized him.
He could put on a disguise, but it only changed his face, whereas his eyes didn't change in the slightest.
"Actually, after I lost the gamble to you that day, I was extremely furious in my heart and wished for nothing more than to take revenge on you....So, before I left, I deeply remembered your face, your eyes, and your everything." Xiao He shook his head and laughed, and as he recalled that day, he felt as if he'd change a lot.
"What? Don't want to take revenge on me now?" Duan Ling Tian joked.
Xiao He shook his head. "After I returned to the clan that day, I thought about many things....In the end, I realized that I was indeed too arrogant in the past and had an exaggerated opinion of my abilities. In fact, I want to thank you, as it's you that allowed me to realize my flaws."
"Like the old saying, nothing is better than being able to notice and rectify oneself after making a mistake....Xiao He, you have such a mentality, so I believe that in the future you'll surely be able to develop your own school in the Dao of alchemy and stand at the peak of the Crimson Sky Kingdom."
Duan Ling Tian looked more highly upon Xiao He after hearing what he said.
Xiao He nodded and said modestly, "I wish."
In the end, Xiao He wasn't willing to take the silver from Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian didn't force him either and instead guided Xiao He in medicine refinement for a bit.
Needless to say, Xiao He indeed had a high natural talent in medicine refinement, so he quickly understood Duan Ling Tian's guidance in many aspects.
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but secretly praise him in his heart.
Xiao He had a heartfelt admiration towards the profound understanding that Duan Ling Tian had of the Dao of alchemy, and when Duan Ling Tian left, he even personally sent Duan Ling Tian out of the Xiao Clan Estate's gate.
The two of them could be considered to have buried the hatchet.
After leaving the Xiao Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian went to the Imperial Palace.
Within the Imperial Garden.
The Emperor passed a Spatial Ring to Duan Ling Tian. "These are all the reserves within the Imperial Palace, as well as the materials I ordered people to gather from all over."
After expressing his gratitude, Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he asked, "Thank you, your Majesty. Your Majesty, how much were these materials?"
"Money?" The Emperor shook his head and waved his hand. "There's no need for money. If you're considerate, then go see Bi Yao before leaving."
Duan Ling Tian was startled, but he understood what the Emperor meant, and he nodded.
When he met Princess Bi Yao once again, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Princess Bi Yao's body was obviously weaker and thinner, and even Duan Ling Tian couldn't help feel pity upon seeing her.
"Princess." Duan Ling Tian bowed to Princess Bi Yao.
A pleasantly surprised expression appeared on Princess Bi Yao's face when she saw Duan Ling Tian. "You've come."
"Mmm." Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded and sighed in his heart.
There were some things that were like unintentionally inserting a willow branch into the ground and the willow becoming a source of shade.
Needless to say, Princess Bi Yao was extremely outstanding and very kind, not one bit inferior to Ke Er and Li Fei.
However, it was difficult for him to take that final step in his heart in the end.
One step, although it was very close, it seemed far in the horizon.
"When do you intend to leave?" Princess Bi Yao asked, in a low voice. Her clear and melodious voice trembled slightly, and her delicate and touching bearing caused one to be unable to stop oneself from feeling tender and protective towards her.
"Tomorrow morning," Duan Ling Tian lightly said.
"So soon?" Princess Bi Yao's delicate body trembled, and she snuck a peak at Duan Ling Tian. When she noticed Duan Ling Tian looking over as well, she timidly turned her head away, seeming extremely like a small child that was caught eating candy, and her beautiful face blushed red.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze twitched, and he slowly said, "Princess, I'll accompany you on a stroll."
"OK." Princess Bi Yao obediently nodded.
Unlike in the past, this time, Duan Ling Tian accompanied Princess Bi Yao to walk and chat for a long time....
And the two of them understood each other a little bit more.
Duan Ling Tian even intentionally spoke about himself with Ke Er and Li Fei. He originally thought that Princess Bi Yao would feel a sense of loss.
But unexpectedly, Princess Bi Yao's face had a trace of a smile from the beginning until the end. "In other words, Big Sister Li Fei and Ke Er will be accompanying you to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom?"
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he nodded, and the corners of his mouth curled into a smile of happiness.
But he instead didn't notice that in the instant that Princess Bi Yao turned her head away, a flowing light that had a sense of jealousy mixed within was vaguely present deep within her beautiful eyes....As if she wished for nothing more than to be able to replace Ke Er or Li Fei and accompany Duan Ling Tian by his side.
"You....Will you ever return?" When they were bidding their farewells, Princess Bi Yao asked in a light voice, and her beautiful face had a trace of a perturbed expression.
"I'll surely return." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. "This time, my mother won't be leaving with me. When I'm free in the future, I'll return to see her."
Princess Bi Yao's eyes lit up when she heard what he said. "Can I go meet your mother?"
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Only now did Princess Bi Yao realize that she was too straightforward, and the blush on her face grew deeper. It seemed as if blood would drip out from her face.