Chapter 59: A Close Call
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Li Zhong originally had an imposing manner that could pierce the skies.
Even when knowing he wasn't a match for Li Qing, he wasn't one bit afraid.
The three ancient mammoth silhouettes formed in the space above Li Qing, causing him to feel a sense of powerlessness.
Three ancient mammoth silhouettes.
Li Qing had obviously stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage.
Sounds of drawing in cold air could be heard rising and falling from the combat arena's surroundings.
Second level of the Core Formation Stage!
Li Qing had actually stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage at the age of eighteen.
Even last year's Clan Martial Meet champion, Li Feng, only recently broke through to the second level of the Core Formation Stage.
Li Qing's natural talent was higher than Li Feng's!
In terms of strength, he obviously surpassed the Li Feng of last year.
"An eighteen-year-old Core Formation Stage disciple; even throughout the past 100 years of our Li Clan's history, it could be counted with one hand."
"Yeah, Li Qing's natural talent is really shocking!"
"As expected of the Grand Elder's grandson."
A wave of exclamations sounded from the crowd. They were all shocked by the cultivation revealed by Li Qing.
"Second level of the Core Formation Stage, huh?"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed and the corners of his mouth curled into a faint smile.
The Clan Martial Meet was getting increasingly interesting.
As the burning sun slowly dimmed, the Clan Martial Meet was coming to an end.
Two figures flashed onto the combat arena.
Li An, Li Fei.
Li An had a slight advantage when the two battled, defeating Li Fei.
Li Fei's beautiful eyebrows slightly knit, seeming to be slightly displeased.
After a few more battles.
"Duan Ling Tian, Li Fei."
The judge's voice sounded from afar.
On the combat arena.
"We meet again."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as his burning gaze sized up Li Fei's pretty appearance and hot body without restraint.
Noticing Duan Ling Tian's gaze, Li Fei grunted and her beautiful face blushed.
Outside the combat arena.
"Oh my god, what did I just see? Li Fei blushed...she actually blushed!"
"F**k, it's really true... Could there be a relationship between her and Duan Ling Tian? Why else would she blush the moment they met?"
"They certainly have some sort of relationship."
"I think so too."
"Duan Ling Tian really has good fortune in love affairs, already having a young girl whose appearance is not one bit inferior to Li Fei's beside him, and now even capturing Li Fei's heart."
The crowd was in an uproar.
Li Fei, the Li Clan's famous beauty who had countless pursuers but would rarely look a man in the eye was now blushing towards a man.
If it was another person using the same gaze Duan Ling Tian used to size her up, it would only incur her murderous rage gaze.
Facing Duan Ling Tian, she actually blushed!
Li An arrived beside Li Qing and slowly said, "Li Qing, you pursued Li Fei for so long, but she was indifferent... Now she seems to be interested in that Duan Ling Tian."
As he spoke, his burning gaze swept past the nearby young girl.
But the young girl's gaze was now completely on the violet-clothed youth in the combat arena, completely not noticing him.
His expression couldn't help but turn gloomy.
"Humph! Just him, is he even worthy to compete with me?"
Li Qing sneered disdainfully.
His speech showed how he completely looked down upon Duan Ling Tian.
"That's for sure. You have broken through to the second level of the Core Formation Stage now, so in terms of strength, Duan Ling Tian cannot catch up to you no matter how hard he tries... But you should still be careful; he is skilled in sweet-talking women. Even Li Shi Shi seems to have her eyes on him," Li An said exageratively.
Suddenly, Li Qing looked at Li An with a cold and indifferent gaze.
Li An was dazed momentarily.
"If I'm not wrong, you're interested in the young girl beside Duan Ling Tian, right? What, you're not confident to deal with him so you want to use me?"
Li Qing saw through Li An's thoughts.
"Just him? Don't joke around. It just depends on whether he meets you or me first. If he meets me first, I'll surely make him not have the strength to continue another battle, and you can save some strength too."
Li An didn't feel ashamed about being seen through.
"Same here. If he meets me first, he'll surely have no chance to battle with you after me."
Li Qing's gaze descended on the violet-clothed youth in the combat arena, killing intent flashing.
On the combat arena.
Li Fei naturally was able to hear the crowd's discussion, so she was ashamed and angry.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
When Li Fei noticed that Duan Ling Tian was still using that sort of gaze to size her up, her clear eyes stared at him fixedly as she gnashed her teeth and let out a shout of shame and rage.
"Huh? Is something the matter?"
Duan Ling Tian came back to his senses and was dazed.
This scene drew in a wave of cordial laughter.
"Duan Ling Tian, if you're unwilling to destroy a flower, then admit defeat," someone from the surrounding crowd said.
"Admit defeat? Little Fei, do you need me to admit defeat?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he gazed at Li Fei.
For a moment, the people present looked at the two of them with dubious gazes.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
Li Qing's gaze turned gloomy and cold and the Origin Energy in his body became restless as if ready to swallow him up.
On the combat arena.
Li Fei couldn't stand it any longer, so she attacked in rage.
She never would have thought that Duan Ling Tian would be such a scoundrel, actually calling her nickname...
Of course, she was curious in her heart about how could Duan Ling Tian have known her nickname.
Li Fei's seductive and gracefully slender figure moved, as if transforming into a bolt of lightning, going straight for Duan Ling Tian.
Above her, two ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed in and followed.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed.
Li Fei's speed was even slightly faster than Li Zhong's.
Quickly, Li Fei noticed.
She had already gotten close to Duan Ling Tian, but he actually didn't have any intention of dodging or attacking.
"Looking down on me, huh...."
A sense of shame and anger arose in Li Fei's heart.
Under her violet clothes, her fist swung out like a falling star, descending towards Duan Ling Tian's chest.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered.
His fleshly body instantly exerted a strength of 28,000 pounds...
He circulated his defensive martial skill in preparation to take Li Fei's punch head on.
Li Fei's fist slammed onto Duan Ling Tian's chest in the next moment.
Li Fei was dazed.
Duan Ling Tian actually really didn't dodge, allowing her fist to slam into him with its full force.
She felt slightly regretful. Was her attack too heavy-handed?
"The strength of two ancient mammoths!"
Suddenly, Li Fei heard a wave of shouts of alarm enter her ears.
Before Li Fei could even react, she felt like the fist which she slammed on Duan Ling Tian's chest actually wasn't even able to break through his defensive qi barrier.
"This... How is this possible?!"
Li Fei's beautiful eyes constricted as her charming and beautiful face was filled with an expression of disbelief.
She unconsciously raised her head and clearly saw.
In the space above Duan Ling Tian, two ancient mammoth silhouettes were indistinctly visible...
Ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage, the strength of two ancient mammoths?
Her beautiful and charming face had only just emitted an expression of shock when...
In the next moment, she felt a boundless force reflect back from Duan Ling Tian's defensive qi barrier, flowing into her fist.
This force was extremely familiar to her.
It was precisely the force exerted by her Starfall Fist...
Duan Ling Tian frowned. He realized that he might have taken things too far, so his body jerked and he hurriedly retreated.
Li Fei, on the other hand, wasn't able to retreat in time.
Although Duan Ling Tian restrained most of the reflective force from his Greater Teleportation, there was still a small amount that ignored the defensive qi barrier on Li Fei's body, going through her right arm before blasting onto her body.
Immediately, Li Fei's face turned deathly pale.
She flew out like an arrow leaving the bowstring, descending towards a corner of the combat arena.
Suddenly, a startled shout sounded from outside the combat arena.
Duan Ling Tian glanced forward and his expression instantly turned grim.
Presently, the deathly pale Li Fei was powerless, unable to move her body in the air.
And the head of her dropping body was on a collision course towards the pillar at the corner of the combat arena...
The square pillar's sharp edge was directly facing Li Fei's head.
If Li Fei were to collide with it, it would lead to unimaginable consequences!
On the high platform.
Patriarch Li Ao's expression turned grim as he prepared to rescue Li Fei.
But he was quickly dazed on the spot again.
At this moment, it wasn't only him; even everyone who was spectating Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei's battle were all dumbstruck.
At this moment, they seemed to have even forgotten about Li Fei, who was in imminent danger.
On the combat arena, the youth that seemed to transform in a spirit serpent as he flashed out, revealing a shocking speed...
In the air above him, three ancient mammoth silhouettes abruptly formed. They were exceptionally dazzling.
Seeing this scene from afar, Li An shook his head in disbelief.
He wasn't willing to believe this to be real.
On the combat arena.
Noticing Li Fei was in imminent danger, Duan Ling Tian couldn't bother about anything else, so he exploded forth with his full unrestrained strength, revealed his maximum speed, and flew towards Li Fei.
But, when he was halfway, he noticed that his speed was slightly slower than required.
Instantly, Duan ling Tian's eyes turned a crimson red and he let out an unwilling roar.
On the high platform, Patriarch Li Ao and the elders noticed this, so their expressions distorted.
But at this time, even they wouldn't be able to reach Li Fei in time...
The distance was too great.
Li Fei, who was blasted flying, had a trace of despair flash in her eyes.
"Am I going to die?"
Suddenly, she saw the violet-clothed youth who had a ferocious expression as he desperately flew towards her...
At this moment, the youth's insanity caused a sense of warmth to arise in her heart.
So it turned out that he wasn't really that detestable...
"Ah!!" Duan Ling Tian, who was flashing at high speed, abruptly shouted.
The muscles in his entire body bulged and his veins started moving about...
He stomped on the ground once more to gain momentum.
At the instant his legs touched the ground, Duan Ling Tian's mind flashed with a scene.
In the scene, a white and a black little python were agilely flying about like bolts of lightning flashing by...
Vaguely, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have caught on to something.
At the instant his body dropped on the ground to gain momentum, his Spirit Serpent Movement Technique underwent a change due to being forced by circumstances...
Duan Ling Tian's speed explosively increased, flashing by and arriving beside the pillar before Li Fei.
But Li Fei's head's distance to the corner of the pillar was extremely close, without much empty space in between.
Duan Ling Tian grit his teeth and directly forced his body straight in between her and the pillar.
Before he could even circulate his defensive martial skill, Li Fei's body had already descended, smashing into Duan Ling Tian's embrace.
The piercing pain coming from his back caused Duan Ling Tian's face to become deathly pale and he grunted...