Chapter 1812: Duan Ling Tian is Furious
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although he did not dare to question Zhao Ji, it did not mean he was going to heed Zhao Ji’s words.
What a joke!
The opportunity to kill Ling Tian was just right before his eyes! He would be crazy if he let go of this opportunity.
Once he killed Ling Tian in the Hall of Death, he would then become the adopted son of Zhao Jin, the leader of their Zhao Clan!
At that time, his position in the Zhao Clan would be on par with Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng. Even if he could not be compared to Zhao Deng, he would still be in a higher position compared to the others. Even Zhao Ji would have to politely address him as Uncle when he saw him.
The moment Zhao Kun thought of this, he immediately became excited. How could he possibly care about what Zhao Ji said anymore.
“It’s fine if you’re afraid. I can understand that.” Zhao Kun smiled nonchalantly when he saw Duan Ling Tian had remained quiet. It was as though it did not matter to him whether Duan Ling Tian accepted his Death Duel Invitation or not.
However, his smile was mocking and hints of disdain could be seen in his eyes.
Zhao Kun continued to say as though he had not spoken to his heart’s content yet, “It seems like your parents are cowards as well for giving birth to such a cowardly son! Tsk tsk… In my opinion, you shouldn’t have been named Ling Tian but Shu Tian instead!”
(A/N: “凌” Ling means “soaring to the top” while “鼠” Shu means “mouse” in Mandarin)
Zhao Kun’s earlier words could be considered as quite polite, but his later words were undoubtedly meant to provoke and enrage Duan Ling Tian.
Upon hearing Zhao Kun’s words, the other three Heaven Palace’s disciples from the Zhao Clan standing by Zhao Ji’s side laughed loudly. “Shu Tian? This name sounds pretty good!”
“It does indeed sounds pretty good! In fact, I think it sounds more pleasing to the ears!”
When Zhao Kun thought of the benefits he would reap once he killed Duan Ling Tian, he had already thrown all caution to the wind.
“Zhao Kun, what’re you doing?!” Zhao Ji said angrily as he looked at Zhao Kun coldly.
It did not cross his mind that Zhao Kun would actually dare to defy and ignore him.
No matter how he scolded him, Zhao Kun continued to ignore him.
At this moment, all Zhao Kun could think about was how to kill Ling Tian and obtain the reward promised by the Lord Guardian of Zhao Clan. Even if Zhao Deng was here at this moment, he would not even bother with him, let alone Zhao Ji!
Nobody could stop him, Zhao Kun, from rising to the top!
The moment Zhao Kun’s words left his mouth, everybody present on the scene shifted their eyes to Duan Ling Tian in unison. They were all curious how Duan Ling Tian would react.
“Zhao Kun is just too ridiculous, right? It’s acceptable if he wants to fight with Ling Tian in the Hall of Death. However, to think he would use such a despicable way to provoke Ling Tian!”
“That’s right! How despicable. He’s trying to provoke Ling Tian so he’ll accept his Death Duel Invitation!”
“Ling Tian must know he’s intentionally provoking him. I don’t think he’ll fall for it.”
However, the thoughts of the group of disciples from Mystical Sky Mansion were destined to be wrong.
If Zhao Kun had only attacked him, Duan Ling Tian would not have minded much… Although he did not mind Zhao Kun’s words about him, he would still accept his Death Duel Invitation.
However, Zhao Kun had actually insulted his parents. Whoever touched a dragon’s reverse scale would die!
Duan Ling Tian’s parents were his reverse scale, particularly his mother whom he felt was more important than his own life. However, today, she was insulted by some thug.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian really had the urge to charge forward and slap Zhao Kun to death! However, he managed to restrain himself.
If he killed Zhao Kun now, he would violate the Mystical Sky Mansion’s rules. He knew with his current strength, he would not be able to do anything to the Mystical Sky Mansion’s Enforcement Hall now. For this reason, he remained calm.
Naturally, it only seemed as though he was calm. However, some of the spectators, including Zhao Kun, did not think Duan Ling Tian was calm at all. This was because they could see his eyes had turned terrifyingly cold, and he was not as calm as he was earlier.
“Ling Tian seems furious…”
“Nonsense! Zhao Kun just insulted his parents. Naturally, he’s going to be furious! Will you be able to maintain your composure if someone insults your parents?”
“Of course not! I’d definitely fight with him!”
For a moment, more and more people began to doubt if Duan Ling Tian would be able to maintain his composure and reject Zhao Kun’s Death Duel invitation.
“Since you’re seeking death, I’ll fulfill your wish!” Duan Ling Tian finally said under the watchful eyes of the others. His voice was so cold. It was as though it came from a thaw hole, sending chills up everyone’s spines.
He soared up into the sky and left the summit of the Heaven Palace as soon as he finished speaking.
“He accepted the challenge?” Duan Ling Tian’s words momentarily stunned the crowd.
“Ling Tian agreed to Zhao Kun’s Death Duel Invitation?”
“I think so… Based on his words, it seems like he’s on his way to the Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death!”
“No way! He agreed to it? Isn’t he acting too rashly?!”
“Everyone has a bottom line… Perhaps, Ling Tian’s parents are his bottom line. Although he knows he’s going to die, he’ll still put up a fight for his parents’ sake!”
“I won’t comment on the other matter. However, I really have to acknowledge his filial piety!”
“He’s seeking death! He’s seeking death!”
The group of people on the summit of Heaven Palace began to make their way to the Hall of Death in a formidable formation as they continued their discussion. Some people were looking in the distance, it was obvious they intended to call for others to join in the fun.
Let alone the Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death, in these two years, even the Hall of Death in the Mystical Sky Mansion was empty of disciples stepping in to sign a Death Pact.
For this reason, there was no doubt many people would be interested in the Death Duel between Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Kun.
Even some of those famous Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples on the Mystical Sky Ranking came to watch the show after they heard about the news.
Due to this reason, the outside of Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death was soon filled with people.
The crowd automatically opened up a pathway as a person walked toward the Hall of Death. That person was none other than Duan Ling Tian!
“Junior Brother Ling Tian!” Suddenly, a figure walked out from the crowd and blocked Duan Ling Tian’s path. “Don’t act rashly!”
The person who had obstructed Duan Ling Tian’s path was none other Hong Gang. Wang Fei Xuan came with him as well.
Since he was still injured from earlier, his face was extremely pale. He had blocked Duan Ling Tian with much difficulty on his part. In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian had only gotten himself involved and accepted Zhao Kun’s Death Duel Invitation due to him, his junior brother, and junior sister! For this reason, he did not want any harm to come to Duan Ling Tian.
“Senior Brother Hong Gang!” Wang Fei Xuan had already rushed next to Hong Gang and spoke before Duan Ling Tian could even reply.
At the same time, she asked Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission, “Your speed’s on par with an Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse when we were in the Saint Martial Secret Zone… You’re confident going into this fight with Zhao Kun? I believe you won’t lose your reasoning just because of Zhao Kun’s provocation!”
From the beginning until the end, Wang Fei Xuan felt that Duan Ling Tian would not have accepted Zhao Kun’s Death Duel Invitation if he was not confident that he could win. However, she could not help but ask him to reassure herself.
“He’ll die today!” Duan Ling Tian transmitted his voice to Wang Fei Xuan as he narrowed his eyes that shone coldly when he heard Wang Fei Xuan’s words.
“Understood.” Wang Fei Xuan nodded and was about to tell Hong Gang to make way for Duan Ling Tian.
However, before she could do that, a cold voice resonated in the air. “What? Don’t tell me both of you are going to join forces and sign a Death Pact and have a Death Duel with me as well?”
The owner of the voice was none other than Zhao Kun who had just arrived at the Hall of Death!
His words were targeted at Wang Fei Xuan and Hong Gang who were blocking Duan Ling Tian’s way.
“Senior Brother Hong Gang, don’t worry. Ling Tian will definitely be able to kill him… Let’s go!” Wang Fei Xuan transmitted her voice to Hong Gang. She brought Hong Gang who had yet to understand the situation away with her, making way for Duan Ling Tian under the watchful eyes of the others.
“Both of you are very sensible!” Zhao Kun, naturally, thought Wang Fei Xuan and Hong Gang were afraid of him when he saw them moving away. He smirked arrogantly.
The crowd in the surrounding had the same thought as well.
Hong Gang who was in a daze was pulled away by Wang Fei Xuan finally regained his senses. His eyes instantly brightened as he asked in his deep voice, “Little Junior Sister, did you say Ling Tian can kill him?”
“Don’t worry, Senior Brother. Ling Tian is not someone who would do something he has no confidence in. I understand him!” Wang Fei Xuan replied. However, when she reached the end of her sentence, her cheeks reddened when she realized her words sounded ambiguous.
Although that was the case, Hong Gang was not in the state of mind to notice it at all. Wang Fei Xuan’s words struck him like a bolt of lightning. His mind went blank, and he only snapped back to reality after a long while.
He was baffled and filled with disbelief when he regained his senses. ‘Didn’t Ling Tian just break through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage not long ago? Don’t tell me he has already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage? Otherwise, why did Junior Sister say he won’t ever do something he has no confidence in?”
Just like how Wang Fei Xuan believed in Ling Tian, he believed his little junior sister as well. Although he did not know her for a long time, he knew she was not the kind to make baseless remarks.
Soon after, Zhu Lu Qi’s two other disciples arrived as well.
“Ling Tian is confident?” When they learned from Wang Fei Xuan that Duan Ling Tian was confident accepting the Death Duel, they were stunned as well.
Similarly, although they were stunned, they believed in their junior sister’s words.
The Hall of Death was usually empty. However, it was filled with people today. This, naturally, surprised the elder of Heaven Palace’s who was stationed at the Hall of Death.
When he walked out of the Hall of Death, he instantly learned about what had happened.
The Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death’s elder shifted his eyes to Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Kun as he asked with narrowed eyes, “Both of you want to sign the Death Pact?”