Chapter 1835: The Meeting Between Father and Son
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When the 40 Black Armored Guards present on the scene heard the way Duan Ling Tian addressed Rong Yuan in an accusatory tone, they felt chills running up their spines.
This fellow actually addressed called Elder Rong as geezer?
Not only that, but he even spoke in an accusatory tone! Did he think his life was too long?
In the Azure Cloud Mansion, Rong Yuan was known as an amiable and kind person but this only applied to the people in the mansion.
He would become an Asura when faced with enemies!
In the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, Rong Yuan was known as the Smiling Asura!
“This fellow is going to die!” The 40 Black Armored Guards looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he was a dead man.
“I’ve already handed the jade box over to the Lord Mansion Master. If you don’t believe me, you can personally ask him when you meet him later!” At this moment, Rong Yuan still found it hard to believe the young man before him was his Young Mansion Master. Due to this reason, although he was not offended by Duan Ling Tian’s rudeness, he was not particularly courteous just because this person might be his Young Mansion Master. He would have his confirmation first!
Upon hearing Rong Yuan’s words, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up!
He could meet the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion?
The 40 Black Armored Guards who were prepared to watch a good show were all dumbfounded. Not only did the person they think was going to die was alive, but he was even given the opportunity to meet the Lord Mansion Master. They found it hard to accept this turn of events.
The entire scene was silent as they watched Rong Yuan brought Duan Ling Tian into the distance before an uproar broke out.
“My goodness! What’s really going on?”
“Who’s that fellow? Although he addressed Elder Rong as a geezer, Elder Rong did not get angry. Instead, he even brought him to meet Lord Mansion Master immediately. Even our Lord Decurion has yet to meet Lord Mansion Master!”
“Could it be that the fellow actually has some connections with Lord Mansion Master?”
The three small Black Armored Army teams that arrived later on discussed among themselves. They were all baffled and had many questions.
Soon after, they shifted their attention to the original small Black Armored Army’s team of ten that was led by Decurion Feng Ping.
“Feng Ping, what happened?”
“That’s right! You sent out the emergency signal, and I thought there’s an invasion by our enemies. In the end, it seems like that person is Lord Mansion Master’s guest! If Lord Mansion Master decides to investigate this matter, you’ll never hear the last of it from me!”
“Feng Ping, who’s that young man? I can see that Elder Rong is quite polite to him!”
The other Decurions from the three other small teams questioned Feng Ping one after another with a grave expression.
How could their expressions not be grave?
Although none of them had acted against that person, they were in the midst of surrounding him when Elder Rong appeared, catching them red-handed.
Based on Elder Rong’s words, that person seemed to be able to meet their Lord Mansion Master as well! Would such a person be someone they could afford to offend?
In truth, when Feng Ping saw how polite Elder Rong was to the young man earlier, he was also as dumbfounded as the others. He had even made a move against that person due to Elder Rong’s instigation although he was not aware of it. He was made to believe that young man was a liar!
However, judging from Elder Rong’s attitude earlier, it seemed like the young man did know their Lord Mansion Master!
Soon after, Feng Ping looked at the Black Armored Guard who was sent to hand Duan Ling Tian’s token over and asked in his deep voice, “Are you sure you’re not exaggerating?”
“Lord Decurion, even if my courage is multiplied, I won’t dare to joke about a matter like this…” The Black Armored Guard who was stared at by Feng Ping felt a little wronged.
If he could reverse time, he would have rejected the mission from the Decurion. There would definitely be somebody else who was willing to bring the keepsake over, but he was definitely unwilling.
Feng Ping believed this Black Armored Guard’s words since he had known this subordinate of his for a few years now. He knew this person very well. Due to this reason, Feng Ping felt a little wronged when faced with the questions from the other three Decurions. Although that was the case, he still told three of them the truth about what had transpired.
“That man is here to see Lord Mansion Master? Moreover, he even brought a keepsake with him?”
“Elder Rong said that Lord Mansion Master doesn’t recognize the keepsake, and he’s a liar?”
“Are you certain Elder Rong said that he’s a liar? If he’s a liar, would Elder Rong even personally bring him to meet Lord Mansion Master?”
The Decurions’ expressions turned graver.
The fact that that person had a keepsake from the Lord Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion meant that he had a close relationship with their Lord Mansion Master.
They had even tried to trap that person by surrounding him. All of them felt chills running up their spines as they broke out in cold sweat.
“This is the truth! All of you can be rest assured. I was the one who attacked that person. If anything happens, I’ll assume responsibility for it!” Feng Ping told the other three Decurions.
“You’ll assume responsibility? Are you sure you’ll be able to bear it? What bad luck!” The Decurion who mocked Feng Ping as soon as he appeared earlier mocked him again before he brought his men and left.
The other two Decurions looked at Feng Ping for a long while before they brought their men away as well.
In the end, only the small team of Black Armored Guards that was led by Decurion Feng Ping was left on the scene.
“Lord Decurion, I really didn’t exaggerate nor did I lie! I’m willing to swear on the lightning penalty oath!” That Black Armored Guard who took Duan Ling Tian’s keepsake to report to the Mansion Master immediately swore on the lightning penalty oath when he saw that Feng Ping’s expression was a little grave.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
As nine claps of thunder resonated in the air, the lightning penalty oath was completed. It was proven the Black Armored Guard did not lie through the oath he had sworn.
“What are you doing?!” Feng Ping’s expression turned even graver as he glared at the Black Armored Guard who swore on the lightning penalty oath. “You’re my subordinate, how could I not believe you? It’s akin to you slapping me by swearing on the lightning penalty oath in front of me.”
“Lord Decurion, I…” The latter had a remorseful expression on his face.
“Enough! There’s no need for you to think about it so much! We have nothing to hide, and we did nothing wrong. There’s no reason for us to be afraid of being punished!” Feng Ping waved his hand and immediately brought everybody back to the Crouching Dragon Lake again.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian followed behind Rong Yuan as they headed deeper into the Crouching Dragon Lake.
There were many vast islands located deep inside the Crouching Dragon Lake. These islands were all shrouded by fog. If one were not close enough, one would not notice there was something hidden behind the fog.
However, Rong Yuan did not bring Duan Ling Tian to any of the islands in front. Instead, Rong Yuan brought him to the sky above the islands. He feet trembled slightly before he soared straight up into the sky like a rocket.
Duan Ling Tian followed suit and soared up into the sky as well. After passing through the fog, he saw a gigantic island suspended in the air.
The suspended island was among the clouds and fog, making it appear like the jade halls in the heavenly paradise. It was astoundingly magnificent.
Compared to the Main Mansion of the Mystical Sky Mansion, this suspended island was undoubtedly a lot bigger.
Along their journey, Duan Ling Tian saw many Black Armored Guards who were hidden in the dark revealed themselves as they bowed respectfully at Rong Yuan who was leading the way.
Some of the Black Armored Guards’ eyes were filled with confusion and questions when they saw Duan Ling Tian.
‘This old man seems to have quite a high position in the Azure Cloud Mansion.’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself when he saw this, ‘No wonder when I called him geezer and questioned him earlier, the Black Armored Guards looked at me as though they were staring at a dead man. However, I wonder what’s his intention? One moment, he called me a liar, but in the next moment, he’s bringing me to meet the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion!’
Although Duan Ling Tian was 100% certain the current Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion was his cheapskate father, he could not help but feel baffled.
As they rose up to the suspended island, Rong Yuan finally asked without turning his head, “Do you think… there’s any way to disguise oneself in the world without being detected by Divine Consciousness?” It seemed as though he was talking to himself and Duan Ling Tian at the same time.
“The world is so huge, it contains all sorts of wonders!” Duan Ling Tian said indifferently as he ignored Rong Yuan’s probing.
Rong Yuan no longer said anything as he continued to bring him deeper into the suspended island. In the end, they arrived at the central area of the suspended island.
The area was heavily patrolled by Black Armored Guards.
Soon after, a standalone palace appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
This palace was situated in the center of the suspended island’s central area. It occupied a vast area. From afar, it looked like a gigantic beast. This was the Central Main Hall of the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate!
The suspended island that Duan Ling Tian was currently on was also the Main Mansion of the Azure Cloud Mansion.
The great doors of the Central Main Hall were tightly closed. After Rong Yuan brought Duan Ling Tian to the front doors, he reported politely, “Lord Mansion Master, I’ve brought him here!”
Upon hearing his words, Duan Ling Tian’s breathing began to quicken as he stared at the great doors of the Central Main Hall intently.
How he itched to kick them open immediately to see who was inside. At the same, he also looked forward to listening to the voice of the person inside.
Although he did not spend too much time with his father, he could still remember the voice of his cheapskate father.
“Come in.” At the same time, an awe-inspiring and majestic voice reverberated from inside.
Although the voice sounded majestic and awe-inspiring, Duan Ling Tian could instantly tell it belonged to his cheapskate father, Duan Ru Feng.
The anxiety in his heart was immediately washed away. The Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion was indeed his cheapskate father!
No matter how certain he was that his cheapskate father was the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion, it was still not as persuasive as hearing his voice.
After the person had spoken, the great and heavy doors of the Central Main Hall began to open. Everything inside was laid bare before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
With just one glance, Duan Ling Tian could see four people standing inside.
One of the people standing inside was none other than his cheapskate father, Duan Ru Feng! At this moment, Duan Ru Feng was looking at him with a smile. A cute little boy was also in his embrace, and he was looking at Duan Ling Tian with his huge and round eyes.
Two women stood on either side of Duan Ru Feng.