Chapter 67: Xiao Yu
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Three days later, Li Fei came at the appointed time.
After notifying Ke Er and his mother, Duan Ling Tian left the Li Clan Estate with Li Fei.
The Xiao Clan Estate was situated outside of Aurora City's south city gate and adjacent to groups of mountains.
After Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei produced their Hidden Dragon Invitations, they entered the Xiao Clan Estate and under the lead of a Xiao Clan disciple, they entered the Star Observation Platform.
The Star Observation Platform was halfway up the hill, occupying a vast area.
Besides the resting pergolas on the side, there were plenty of weapon racks.
On the weapon racks were various weapons that anyone could desire.
When Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei arrived, there were already quite a few youths scattered around.
The arrival of the pair attracted the eyes of the crowd.
Of course, the gazes of these youths descended upon Li Fei.
To these youths that had just undergone puberty, the hot-bodied Li Fei was undoubtedly a huge temptation.
"Humph! A group of little kids."
Duan Ling Tian's eyebrows knit, ignoring the gazes that could kill from the surroundings. He extended his hand and dominatingly grabbed onto Li Fei's soft, jade-like hand as if he was putting on a show of force to the surrounding youths.
Open your eyes wide and look properly...
This is my woman!
Li Fei was suddenly surprised by Duan Ling Tian's actions. Her devilish body unnoticeably trembled, and her angel-like face blushed.
Li Fei used a voice that was almost like a mosquito as she said, "Let go of me..."
"No! I don't want these little kids staring at my future wife."
Duan Ling Tian was extremely persistent.
After struggling for a while and being unable to struggle free from Duan Ling Tian, Li Fei stared at him slightly angrily.
"Even then, you would be the only one who could call me 'rascal;' other women are not worthy."
Duan Ling Tian was very straightforward.
Li Fei slightly doubted him.
"Even pearls aren't so real."
Duan Ling Tian had a wide grin.
Li Fei's clear eyes narrowed as she derided, "How about Ke Er?"
"Ke Er is different, she's an exception," Duan Ling Tian grunted. His tone was filled with a dominating bearing.
"Ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage?"
Gazes of jealousy and envy descended upon Duan Ling Tian one by one. All the youths present quickly saw through Duan Ling Tian's cultivation.
Every single one of them was at the Core Formation Stage.
A Body Tempering martial artist suddenly appearing in their midst attracted the attention of everyone.
Most importantly, this Body Tempering martial artist was actually asking for a beating by holding the hand of one of the three great beauties of Aurora City, the Li Clan's Li Fei.
Some of the youths instantly had unwilling expressions.
As far as they were concerned, a ninth level Body Tempering guy had no ability to possess Li Fei.
"Hmph! The Aurora City youth gathering is really getting worse year by year... Even a pretty boy who doesn't even have the qualifications to obtain a Hidden Dragon Invitation can actually rely on a woman to sneak in."
A slightly robust youth sneered at Duan Ling Tian.
His voice wasn't soft, destroying the short silence in the Star Observation Platform.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he asked the young girl beside him, "Pretty boy? Little Fei, am I really that handsome?"
"Pei! They are insulting you..."
Even Li Fei felt ashamed for Duan Ling Tian's thick face.
"Kid, you're jealous, right? You should know that it isn't easy to be a pretty boy. With your idiotic look and that black face of yours... you probably won't even be able to find a wife in the future ."
Duan Ling Tian glanced at the robust youth as he lightly smiled.
Immediately, the other youths looked at the robust youth with strange expressions that had a trace of pity.
He just had finished calling a pretty boy as an insult, but a second later that person retaliated and said that he couldn't even compare to a pretty boy.
"Kid, I want to challenge you!"
The robust youth exploded in rage, then he started walking towards Duan Ling Tian in large strides and in full fury.
Just at this moment, a cold grunt sounded from afar.
Three youths quickly walked over.
The one that grunted was precisely the cold youth in the lead.
The youth was around the age of eighteen with a cold and reserved bearing, and his sharp eyes were filled with arrogance and unyieldingness.
"Young Master Yu."
The robust youth's expression distorted; it was as if he was a mouse that saw a cat. He was so intimidated that he retreated back.
"Young Master Yu."
At this moment, the other youths hurriedly greeted the cold youth.
Their tones were filled with respect.
The cold youth ignored them as he walked by himself towards Li Fei and Duan Ling Tian.
Just when everyone thought that he was about to greet Li Fei, an unbelievable scene unfolded.
"You're Duan Ling Tian? I'm very interested in you."
The cold youth's gaze descended onto Li Fei, and his sharp eyes flickered full of determination.
"I'm sorry, I'm not interested in you... My orientation is very normal." As Duan Ling Tian said this, he raised up the hand that held Li Fei's jade-like, small hands and grinned.
Li Fei blushed. She wanted to struggle, but she noticed that Duan Ling Tian's hand was like an iron pincer...
"My orientation is very normal as well... Li Fei, one of the three great beauties of Aurora City, you have a well-deserved reputation.
The corners of the cold youth's mouth slightly trembled. His gaze moved from Duan Ling Tian to Li Fei as he nodded, he then proceed to walk towards the innermost pergola in the Star Observation Platform.
That was the host's place of rest.
On the Star Observation Platform, all the youths present gazed at Duan Ling Tian with disbelief.
This Body Tempering kid could actually cause the cold youth to take him seriously? This was beyond their expectations.
"Who is this kid?"
"Ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage... Could it be that he is the Branch Family disciple Duan Ling Tian who seized second place in the Li Clan's Martial Meet one month ago?"
"It can't be. According to what I know, there should be five Core Formation disciples in the entire Li Clan younger generation."
"Yeah, how could they allow a ninth level Body Tempering disciple seize second place when they have five Core Formation disciples attending? This is impossible and I don't believe it!"
"I heard of this news as well, and I don't believe it! Something surely went on behind the scenes."
"I think so too. Young Master Yu was probably cheated as well, or else he wouldn't pay special regard to this kid."
These youths looked at Duan Ling Tian with even more disdainful gazes.
"Who is he? He seems so arrogant," Duan Ling Tian curiously asked Li Fei.
"Xiao Yu, the young genius who was second on last year's Hidden Dragon List... At the time, he was seventeen. A year has passed since then, so his strength has long since advanced by leaps and bounds. Rumors say he's on the verge of breaking through to the third level of the Core Formation Stage."
Li Fei's clear eyes had a sense of reverence.
"I take it that he was stronger than our Li Clan's Li Feng last year?"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed.
"Yes, he defeated Li Feng with only nine moves during last year's gathering... Finally, because of a small mistake, he lost to the Lin Clan's Lin Hong, who went on to become the top ranked young genius on the Hidden Dragon List. At that time, Lin Hong admitted that if he were the same age as Xiao Yu, he would definitely be inferior to him."
"Xiao Yu is the Xiao Clan's Martial Dao genius that is hard to come by in a hundred years. If nothing unexpected happens, this year's top rank in the Hidden Dragon List will certainly be his!" Li Fei slowly said.
"So it would seem that he's much stronger than Li Qing."
Duan Ling Tian laughed.
Li Fei shook her head as she said, "Li Qing? They aren't even on the same level. Li Qing participated in last year's Hidden Dragon List ranking battles as well, but he wasn't even qualified to be ranked on the list."
"I have to admit, hearing you speak so highly of Xiao Yu, even I am getting slightly jealous."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he put on an act that he was slightly unhappy.
"I'm just speaking of the truth. If you don't want to hear it, then defeat him... At that time, I'll naturally stop praising him."
Li Fei gave Duan Ling Tian a disdainful glance.
"If I defeat him, are there any rewards?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
"What naughty ideas are you thinking off?" Li Fei said vigilantly.
"What naughty ideas could I think off... Looks like you think I can defeat him, or else you wouldn't be so vigilant against me."
Duan Ling Tian laughed.
Noticing Duan Ling Tian using the opportunity to continuously flirt with her, Li Fei was slightly speechless.
"Li Qing has arrived!"
"Li Qing was the champion in the Li Clan Martial Meet one month ago. He is the fully-deserving champion of the LI Clan's younger generation! Allegedly, his cultivation has already stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage."
"Second level of the Core Formation Stage? Isn't that similar to Young Master Yu?"
"Even if they are both at the second level of the Core Formation Stage, there is still a difference...Young Master Yu has cultivated three high grade Profound Rank martial skills; his offensive martial skill has been cultivated to the Perfection Stage, and his defensive martial skill and movement technique were both cultivated to the Mastery Stage."
"Yeah, Li Qing has only recently stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage; however, Young Master Yu broke through half a year ago."
"One year ago, Young Master Yu was ranked second on the Hidden Dragon List whilst Li Qing didn't even have the qualification to be ranked... The difference between the two are like heaven and earth!"
The white-clothed youth that came alone naturally heard the discussions of the people on the Star Observation platform.
His expression slowly turned gloomy.
His gaze descended upon the innermost pergola onto the cold youth's shadow that was within.
But unfortunately, ever since he appeared, Xiao Yu had not once glanced his way.
LI Qing's gaze turned slightly cold.
He had set a target for himself before coming to this year's gathering.
Defeat Xiao Yu and be ranked at the top of the Hidden Dragon List!
"Xiao Yu, I'll let you be complacent for now, but I will surely defeat you...for sure!"
Li Qing's eyes were filled with a brutal light.
Suddenly, as if noticing something, Li Qing's gaze descended upon the youth and young girl that were in front of him.
A youth in violet clothes and a young girl in light violet clothes were standing together; they looked like a pair, a heavenly couple.
Especially since their hands were held together...
A burning rage arose in Li Qing's heart. He couldn't bear with it anymore and directly walked over.
"Take your hands away, or else I'll cripple you!"
Li Qing's cold gaze which was filled with killing intent descended onto the youth in violet clothes, seeming ready to swallow him up.
"I'm curious though, how do you plan on crippling me?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently as if he didn't take notice of Li Qing's threat.
"You're courting death!"
Li Qing's right hand was suffused with Origin Energy and his eyes emitted a dense coldness as he prepared to attack Duan Ling Tian.
"Li Qing! I've already told you, I'll never ever be with you, so stop wasting time on me."
Li Fei's expression turned grim as she snapped.
"Fei Fei, once I cripple this trash, then you'll know who is worthy of being your man."
Li Qing took a deep breath. He felt it difficult to suppress the rage in his heart.
As he took a step forward, his imposing manner seemed to pierce through the sky!
Just at this moment, an extremely cold voice sounded, causing Li Qing's body to stop in place.
"LI Qing, if you dare to attack before the gathering begins, I'll ask you to leave, and this year's Hidden Dragon List will have no relation to you anymore."
Unknowingly when, Xiao Yu walked over in large strides, his voice icy cold and bone-piercing.