Chapter 1756: Birds Of A Feather Flock Together
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian took a good look at Gu Li.
Gu Li was a sturdy young man who was 1.9 meters tall. He wore a slightly tight robe that displayed his almost perfect muscles. It was visually impactful.
Moreover, the determined expression on Gu Li’s face gave him a masculine charm. This could be seen in the lovestruck looks that many female disciples were giving him.
“The strongest person on the Mystical Sky Ranking? He’s only in his early fifties, and yet, his cultivation base has already reached the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage?” Duan Ling Tian learned about this from whispering around his surroundings. For a moment, he was shocked as well.
However, what was more shocking was the latter part of the discussion.
“The only son of the other Mystical Sky Mansion’s Guardian?” Only then did Duan Ling Tian realize that other than having a high innate talent and powerful abilities, Gu Li’s background was not simple at all. As it turned out, he was the only son of one of the two great Mystical Sky Mansion’s Guardians.
The two great Guardians of Mystical Sky Mansion were powerhouses who were widely acknowledged in the Mystical Sky Mansion. They were only inferior to the Mansion Master.
Although Gu Li’s background was slightly inferior to Zhao Ji, there was not much difference between them.
After all, Zhao Ji only had an additional Vice Mansion Master as a father.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian could tell the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples present respected Gu Li not because of his background but because of his prowess.
Zhao Ji’s background was slightly more powerful compared to Gu Li, but just how many respected him?
Zhao Bai Ju looked at Gu Li and asked slightly anxiously, “Senior Brother Gu Li, do you know Ling Tian?”
Although he really wanted to stand up for his Little Junior Brother and seek revenge for him, he was overwhelmed with a sense of helplessness when faced with Gu Li.
If Gu Li really wanted to protect Duan Ling Tian, he and Zhao Hei Tu would not be able to do anything.
For this reason, he could only pray in his heart that Gu Li merely wanted to watch the show and had no intention of helping Ling Tian. Although he felt the chances of that happening was zero, he still could not help but hope.
“No, I don’t.” Gu Li’s calm reply made Zhao Bai Ju’s eyes brightened immediately. Even Zhao Hei Tu’s eyes brightened as well.
Gu Li did not know Ling Tian?
The gloomy clouds that hung over Zhao Ji’s head seemed to disperse immediately when he heard Gu Li’s words. A bright smile immediately appeared on his face.
‘Since Gu Li doesn’t know him, why would he appear so suddenly? Just to announce to everyone he’s here?’ Zhao Ji felt a little discontented.
“Senior Brother Gu Li doesn’t know Ling Tian?” When Gu Li’s words left his mouth, the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples, except for Duan Ling Tian, was dumbfounded as well.
They originally thought Gu Li was Ling Tian’s trump card. It did not cross their minds that Gu Li would say he did not know Ling Tian.
“It seems like we’re wrong. Senior Brother Gu Li is not Ling Tian’s trump card.”
“When Senior Brother Gu Li appeared, I thought Ling Tian would be able to escape this misfortune. I can’t believe Senior Brother Gu Li is not here for Ling Tian. Since Senior Brother Gu Li doesn’t know Ling Tian, there seems to be no reason for him to help Ling Tian.”
“Perhaps Senior Brother Gu Li just wanted to reveal himself and watch the show? He probably has no intention of helping Ling Tian.”
Many Mystical Sky Mansions’ disciples whispered among themselves. Their eyes were filled with pity as they looked at Duan Ling Tian again.
In their opinion, since Gu Li did not know Duan Ling Tian, he was definitely not here to help him. Without Gu Li’s help, Ling Tian, naturally, would be unable to fight Zhao Bai Ju and Zhao Hei Tu even with Senior Wang Pi’s help.
“Senior Brother Gu Li doesn’t know Junior Brother Ling Tian?” Wang Pi had a horrified expression on his face. His entire person seemed to deflate like a balloon. It felt as though he had fallen from Heaven to Hell.
Although he intended to help Duan Ling Tian, he knew his own capability very well. Even with his help, he would be unable to block Zhao Bai Ju and Zhao Hei Tu.
Gu Li’s appearance at this moment was like the light that appeared in the dark that lit up his heart.
If Gu Li was willing to help Junior Brother Ling Tian, he would definitely be able to emerge safely from this perilous situation.
When Wang Pi saw Gu Li appeared, he had thought Gu Li knew his Junior Brother Ling Tian! However, he did not expect Gu Li to not know his Junior Brother Ling Tian at all.
Since he did not know him, there was no reason for him to help him.
Similar to Wang Pi, when Gu Li appeared, Wang Fei Xuan also breathed a sigh of relief, thinking Gu Li was Duan Ling Tian’s friend, and he would help him. Otherwise, why would he appear for no reason?
However, a horrified expression appeared on her face the moment Gu Li said he did not know Ling Tian.
Regardless, when she saw how calm Duan Ling Tian was from the beginning until the end, standing there indifferently as though the matter had nothing to do with him, she could not help but calm down a little as well. ‘Based on this fellow’s expression, it seems like he doesn’t know Gu Li as well… Then, this must mean the confidence he had before had nothing to do with Gu Li. Don’t tell me he really has a way of dealing with Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivators even though his cultivation base is only at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage?’
When Wang Fei Xuan thought of this, she could not help but look forward to it deep in her heart even though she still found it unbelievable.
She looked at Duan Ling Tian with bright eyes as she muttered to herself, “I hope you’re not bluffing!”
“As it turns out, you don’t know him, Senior Brother Gu Li.” Zhao Hei Tu looked at Gu Li and smiled before his expression turned slightly sour. “Senior Brother Gu Li, this Ling Tian is very arrogant. Not only did he injure my Little Junior Brother, but he even humiliated him in front of everyone today. If you can make things easy for us, our Zhao Clan will owe you a favor.”
As soon as Zhao Hei Tu’s words left his mouth, the crisp sound of a slap reverberated in the air. Nobody saw Gu Li made a move, but Zhao Hei Tu’s head suddenly turned to the side and was swollen.
“Senior Brother Gu Li, y-you…” Naturally, Zhao Hei Tu was furious since he was slapped for no reason. However, he did not dare to show it in front of Gu Li so he could only stare at Gu Li at a loss and with a wronged expression.
Gu Li looked at Zhao Hei Tu mockingly as he asked indifferently, “Who are you to think that you can put on a sour face in front of me? Who are you to think that you can ask me to make things easy for you? Who are you to think that you’re even worthy to represent the Zhao Clan”
When everyone else, including Duan Ling Tian, saw this, they were dumbstruck. None of them knew what Gu Li’s intention was.
He obviously did not know Duan Ling Tian, but he actually slapped Zhao Hei Tu.
Although Zhao Hei Tu’s expression turned slightly sour earlier, everyone knew it was directed at Duan Ling Tian, who knew Gu Li would use this as an excuse and slapped him, saying he was showing him a sour face!
It was apparent he had the intention to help Duan Ling Tian!
“Gu Li, don’t cross the line!” Zhao Ji’s expression turned grim as he glared at Gu Li.
Although his strength was far inferior to Gu Li, he did not fear Gu Li since his background was more superior.
However, Gu Li did not seem to have heard his angry words. From the beginning until the end, he had ignored him.
Zhao Ji was extremely furious that he had almost reached his limit. It seemed as though his eyes were able to shoot fires.
“Senior Brother Gu Li, didn’t you say that you don’t know Ling Tian?” Unlike Zhao Ji who had no fear since he knew he had a strong backing, when Zhao Bai Ju looked at Gu Li, his face was filled with bitterness and questions.
The moment Zhao Bai Ju’s words left his mouth, everyone, including Duan Ling Tian, shifted their eyes to Gu Li.
They were also curious as to why Gu Li wanted to shield Duan Ling Tian since he did not know him.
“Who says that I can’t help him just because I don’t know him?” Gu Li glanced at Zhao Bai Ju indifferently as a mocking smile appeared on his face. “What? Do you have any objection about this?”
When Zhao Bai Ju heard this, he no longer said anything.
Objection? Naturally, he objected to this!
However, did he dare to say this out loud?
He was not Zhao Ji. Taking into account his Master and the Guardian, Gu Li would not be ruthless even if he attacked Zhao Ji.
However, Zhao Bai Ju’s death would only be in vain if he was killed by Gu Li.
Although he was willing to die for his master, he wanted to die for a worthy cause. Being killed over this matter was undoubtedly meaningless.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, hurry up and thank Senior Brother Gu Li!” At this moment, Wang Pi’s voice resonated in Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian regained his senses. As he looked at Gu Li’s silhouette, he cupped his hands slightly before his chest. “Thank you, Senior Brother Gu Li.”
“Haha…” When Gu Li heard Duan Ling Tian’s voice, he immediately turned around and looked at Duan Ling Tian and laughed out loud. “Junior Brother Ling Tian, I’ve long heard about you, but it’s a pity that we have no opportunity to meet each other. In order to see you, I intentionally came to Heaven Palace to watch the competition to earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone. Previously, I only know that your Martial Dao’s innate talent is monstrously high, to the point that it’s even higher than mine. However, I don’t know you well enough. After all the incidents that transpired today, I realized you really suit my taste a lot!”
When Gu Li reached the end of his sentence, he had a ‘How regretful we didn’t meet sooner’ expression on his face.
“Then I guess it’s my honor.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Although he did not fear Zhao Bai Ju and Zhao Hei Tu even without Gu Li’s help, Gu Li did not know about this so he felt that he owed Gu Li a favor.
At the same time, the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples present on the scene also finally learned of the reason why Gu Li had helped Duan Ling Tian even though he did not know him. As it turned out, he even felt it was a pity they did not meet sooner.
Between Gu Li and Duan Ling Tian, the former was widely acknowledged as the number one genius to appear in several hundred years in the Mystical Sky Mansion before this. While the latter was currently widely acknowledged as the number one genius to appear in several hundred years in the Mystical Sky Mansion. The moment the two of them met, they became friends immediately. Just like the saying, ‘Birds of a feather flock together.’
“Gu Li!” At this moment when most people, including Zhao Bai Ju and Zhao Hei Tu, thought the incident was over, Zhao Ji’s eyes were filled with fury as he looked at Gu Li and said in a deep voice, “Are you intentionally going against me?”
Zhao Ji’s voice was terrifyingly cold. It was as though it came straight from a thaw hole, making people’s skin crawl.
“Little Junior Brother!” When Zhao Bai Ju and Zhao Hei Tu saw the smile disappeared from Gu Li’s face and how Gu Li’s gaze shifted from Duan Ling Tian to Zhao Ji, they turned horrified immediately.