Chapter 30: At the Brink of Collision
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Dawn of the next day.
The morning sun ascended into the eastern sky as all life in the world woke up.
The youth was picked out some violet clothes and put on the sword sheath that was shaped like a belt. He grasped the Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword and pushed it into its sheath...
It would be impossible for anyone who didn't know to realize with just a glance that his belt had a secret.
The room door opened and the rays of sunlight entered. The youth narrowed his eyes as he stretched and yawned.
A pleasing voice entered his ears.
The youth's gaze fell upon the slim and graceful young girl in front of him.
The young girl was wearing light green clothes. Matched with the violet leather belt on her waist, the colors didn't seem like they conflicted each other.
The young girl's belt was the same as the youth's but even more exquisite; it was inclined towards women.
Noticing Duan Ling Tian's burning gaze, the young girl's delicate cheeks blushed. "Young Master, what are you looking at?"
Duan Ling Tian pretended to have a perverted expression. "Of course it's my little beauty, Ke Er."
"Young Master, you're making fun of Ke Er again."
The young girl's face flushed from embarrassment, then she asked, "Young Master, madam and I have prepared breakfast for you. Hurry up and come have some."
After saying this, she brought Duan Ling Tian to the dining table, which was filled with a sumptuous breakfast.
"Where's my mother?"
Duan Ling Tian inquired.
"Madam was summoned by the Patriarch early in the morning."
The young girl said.
"Hmm, Ke Er, I reckon my mom won't be back anytime soon. We can eat first."
Duan Ling Dian nodded as he informed Ke Er. His mother leaving was not a surprise to him.
After eating their fill, they walked out of the house. "Ke Er, when we get to the Fang family estate, go stand beside my mother. Do you understand?"
"Yes, Young Master."
Ke Er obediently nodded.
On the way, the perfect couple attracted a long 'tail' everywhere they passed.
After leaving the Li family estate, they passed through the Li family marketplace and entered the Fang family marketplace before finally walking towards the Fang family estate.
Today's marketplace was exceptionally bustling with noise and excitement. The streets were filled with a stream of people even at dawn, and even more people were standing on the sides as if they were waiting for something.
Suddenly, these people, as if noticing something, all looked towards the distance.
"It's the Li family's Duan Ling Tian. I didn't think he would really dare to visit the Fang family!"
"I told you this long ago: if Duan Ling Tian dared to kill Fang Quan, he would surely not be afraid of the Fang family and would definitely go."
"The Fang family's Manager, Fang Qiang, is not someone Fang Quan can compare to. The gap in strength between the two is over a thousand miles long. Duan Ling Tian is too rash."
As the couple made their way through the town, people from all three market places of Fresh Breeze Town trailed behind them.
The line went on from one end of the Fang family marketplace to its other end. It could be said to be a large movement.
In addition, the number of people was still increasing...
Finally, the youth and young girl arrived in front of the Fang family estate's main entrance.
When they finally got there, the area outside of the Fang family estate was already swarming with people.
After a moment, the crowd consciously opened up a path...
The Li family members walked over. Everyone from the Patriarch to all the elders, except for Seventh Elder Li Kun, had come.
Duan Ling Tian didn't feel one bit surprised that Li Nan Feng and the elders had come. He walked up with the young girl beside him and he bowed to them.
The surrounding crowd could not help themselves from discussing in whispers.
"Looks like the Li family really values Duan Ling Tian. Even the Patriarch came in person."
"Yeah, the Li family's Patriarch came in person, and the Li family's elders are nearly all gathered... Even though this Duan Ling Tian is only a disciple with another surname, his status in the Li Family is obviously extraordinary!"
"Looks like the matter between Duan Ling Tian and Fang Qiang today isn't purely a personal grievance anymore but a fight between the Li family and the Fang family!"
After sending Ke Er off to be by his mother's side, Duan Ling Tian went alone to the front of the Fang family estate's main entrance. His voice sounded like dull lightning as he said, "The three months period is over. Fang family Manager Fang Qiang, do you dare to come out?!"
Duan Ling Tian shouted this in a loud voice at the main entrance of the Fang family estate. His imposing manner seemed to pierce through the sky.
He was like an undefeatable war god.
"Why would I not dare?"
A group of people walked out from the Fang family estate.
The person who followed at the back was the one that replied to Duan Ling Tian. It was none other than Fang Qiang!
In front of Fang Qiang was the Fang family's Patriarch, Fang Yi, and all the Fang family elders.
There was an old man walking shoulder to shoulder with Fang Yi. Even Fang Yi emitted a heartfelt sense of respect towards the old man.
"It's the Fang family's Grand Elder!"
"Who would have thought that from the Fang family's Patriarch to all the elders, they're coming out at full strength!"
"If the Li family's Grand Elder comes as well, it will be even livelier!"
Hearing the crowd's discussions, Duan Ling Tian glanced at the old man.
The Fang family's Grand Elder looked at him with a seemingly tranquil gaze, but behind that tranquility was actually a hidden killing intent.
As a strong-willed weapons specialist from the battlefield, he saw through it with just a glance.
The Fang family members greeted the Li family members as soon as they walked out, then the Li family members went to stand near the Li family crowd.
Suddenly, the Fang family's Grand Elder looked off into the distance and indifferently said, "Li Huo, since you've come, why're you hiding in a corner?"
"Geezer Fang, looks like your cultivation has improved again."
Just when everyone was puzzle, an aged figure walked out from within the crowd.
It was indeed the Li family's Grand Elder, Li Huo.
The Li family members hurriedly bowed to Li Huo.
Seeing Li Huo here was slightly unexpected even to Duan Ling Tian.
The surrounding spectators' gazes all lit up.
Such a scene was something they would not forget in their entire lives. They all felt coming here was worth it as they would be able to brag about it once they got home.
"Haha! I didn't expect both Grand Elders to come personally. Chen Li brought his daughter here to join in as well."
Just at this moment, the crowd split apart to form a path. The Chen family's Patriarch, Chen Li, and Chen Mei Er slowly walked over. They moved to stand at the side once they bowed to the Li family's and the Fang family's Grand Elders.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that Chen Mei Er had a hint of concern in her eyes when she looked at him. He couldn't help but be stupefied by this.
This girl couldn't have really fallen for me, right?
Standing on the empty space in front of the Fang family estate main door, Duan Ling Tian gazed fixedly at Fang Qiang from afar. His voice was cold and indifferent.
Fang Qiang walked out and stood facing Duan Ling Tian.
"First level of the Core Formation stage! Fang Qiang actually broke through to the Core Formation stage!" exclaimed the Li family's Second Elder when his gaze fell upon Fang Qiang.
Everyone besides the Fang family members, Li Nan Feng, Grand Elder Li Huo, and Fifth Elder Li Ting couldn't help but be moved.
The Li family members' expressions changed greatly, while the other people had expressions of astonishment.
The information that was unveiled before their eyes was something that completely exceeded their expectations!
"The Fang family's Manager broke through to the Core Formation stage?"
"The Fang family concealed it so well. Such shocking news was actually wrapped up so tightly."
"The Fang family intentionally concealed the news of Fang Qiang breaking through, they were probably waiting for this moment!"
The surrounding crowd discussed in succession. They all looked at Duan Ling Tian with eyes filled with pity.
Li Rou's expression also changed greatly. Never would she have thought that Fang Qiang would have reached the Core Formation stage. She immediately walked out and said to Duan Ling Tian in a low voice, "Tian, come back home with mom! We'll just leave today's matter as it is."
Before Duan Ling Tian could even reply, the Fang family's Patriarch, Fang Yi, laughed loudly. "Ninth Elder, it was your son who spoke such heroic words that day. Don't tell me you want to go back on your word? A Li family member wouldn't run before a battle, right?"
Li Rou ignored Fang Yi. She was preparing to take Duan Ling Tian home.
As far as she was concerned, her son still had a chance at victory against a ninth level Body Tempering stage Fang Qiang.
But against a first level Core Formation Fang Qiang, her son had no chance at all!
"Ninth Elder, please don't make it hard on me."
An elder of the Fang family walked out and stood between Li Rou and Duan Ling Tian, preventing her from proceeding further.
The other elders of the Fang family also looked fiercely at the Li family elders, causing them to be unable to interfere in the matter.
The Fang family was prepared!
"Let me see who can stop me!"
Li Rou grasped her sheathed Fine Steel Sword tightly.
As long as she executed her Sword Drawing Arts, she was confident in her ability to kill the Fang family elder in front of her with a single a strike.
But once she performs this strike, it would mean war between the Fang family and the Li family, and it wouldn't stop until one side was completely wiped out!
Just at this moment, Duan Ling Tian finally spoke. He gave his mother gaze that said "be at ease."
Li Rou understood the meaning of her son's gaze. After hesitating for a moment, she took in a deep breath and her hand that was gripping the sword sheath slightly loosened.
But in her heart, she had already made a decision: if her son wasn't a match for Fang Qiang and his life was in danger, even if it meant spilling the blood of the Fang family, she would still protect her son.
For her son, she was willing to be enemies with the entire world!
"Dad, what should we do? Fang Qiang actually broke through to the Core Formation stage. It's impossible for Duan Ling Tian to be his match."
Chen Mei Er had an expression of worry as she looked towards her father. "Dad, please help him."
Chen Li had a bitter smile. "Mei Er, I'm bound to only be a spectator for today's matter... Dad is powerless."
Chen Mei Er's expression slightly changed. Lightly biting her lips, she looked at Duan Ling Tian from afar with an expression full of worry. In her heart, she said to herself, "You bad guy, nothing better happen to you. I still haven't taken revenge yet..."
Ke Er's face was pale. She never would have thought that the Young Master's opponent had stepped into the Core Formation stage.
Her delicate, jade-like hands were already upon the Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword on her waist; she was prepared to draw her sword at any moment.
"Boss, good luck!"
The little fatty was in the crowd looking at Duan Ling Tian from afar. His expression extremely was serious.
Fang Qiang gazed at Duan Ling Tian with a slightly shocked expression. "Duan Ling Tian, I didn't think you would reach the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage in only three months.... But you will certainly die by my hand today, and I will take revenge for my son with my own two hands!"
Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently. "Talking big, huh? Aren't you afraid you'll hurt your tongue?!"
Fang Qiang smiled coldly. "Duan Ling Tian, isn't your sword your most formidable weapon? Why didn't you bring it with you today... Don't tell me you think that I, Fang Qiang, am not worthy of you using your sword?"
"I didn't expect you to be such an understanding person."
Duan Ling Tian smiled widely. His smile was as bright as the sun.
"You're courting death!"
Fang Qiang's gaze turned cold, the veins in his forehead started bulging, and the fingers of each of his hands came together as Origin Energy suffused between them.
At the same time, above his head, the forces of heaven and earth trembled and slowly emerged into two balls of white mist. They would develop into two ancient mammoth silhouettes at any moment.