Chapter 1837: The Five Years’ Pact
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
For the next few days, apart from visiting his mother’s, Li Rou, residence every morning for some time, Duan Ling Tian spent his remaining time with his wife.
Sometimes, Duan Ling Tian felt like the happiest person in the world when he was carrying Duan Nian Tian as he accompanied Li Fei. Naturally, it would be even better if Ke’er and their child were here as well.
‘Currently, I’ve found father, mother, and Little Fei’er. The only regret I have left in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land is that I still can’t find Tian Wu. By right, if she’s still in the Lower Province and is not in closed-door cultivation, she should’ve heard of a genius Martial Cultivator called Ling Tian in the Mystical Sky Mansion. At the very least, she should’ve come to the Mystical Sky Mansion to make sure if it’s me or not. However, there’s no news about her at all!’ Although Duan Ling Tian had already decided to go to the Upper Province to look for Ke’er and their child, he still could not help but worry about Feng Tian Wu.
He realized that although there were no promises of marriage between him and Tian Wu yet nor did they have any children together, his longing for her was in no way inferior to his longing for Ke’er.
Previously, he was only touched by the sacrifices Tian Wu made for him. However, currently, everything had turned into love.
“It’s time for me to inform father about this.” When Duan Ling Tian felt that it was possible that Tian Wu was still in the Lower Province, he accompanied his fiance and his son for a moment before he went to look for his father, Duan Ru Feng.
“Father, I hope you can help me to look for someone,” Duan Ling Tian said bluntly upon seeing Duan Ru Feng.
“Oh? Who is it?” Duan Ru Feng asked.
“Feng Tian Wu,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Tian Wu? I’ve heard Fei’er mentioning that girl before. She’s a good, loyal, and affectionate kid. Moreover, she did not even think twice to sacrifice her life for your sake. Such love is extremely rare. As far as I know, both of you got separated in the Mortal Continent… could it be that you’ve not found her yet?” Duan Ru Feng had heard Li Fei mentioning Feng Tian Wu’s matter before so he instantly knew what was going on when he heard her name.
“I’ve found her in the Windfall Nation, a sixth-rate Saint Nation in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. However, after the news about the Devilseal Tablet was exposed, I left the Windfall Nation, and she had also left to look for me because she was worried about my safety,” Duan Ling Tian said with a grave expression on his face.
“After that, I made a trip back to the Windfall Nation, but she didn’t return to the Windfall Nation. Ever since then, I’ve not heard any news about her at all,” Duan Ling Tian said with a heavy heart.
“What a sentimental girl…” Duan Ru Feng sighed. At the same time, he looked at Duan Ling Tian solemnly and said, “Tian’er, there are things that we should and shouldn’t do living in this world. Since this Feng girl is so loyal to you, you should never let her down! In this world where the strong ones are revered, it’s not easy to meet someone who would sacrifice so much for you!”
“Father, I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head. Ever since the day he realized he had feelings for Tian Wu, he had already made up his mind to be with her forever. He would never let her down in this life!
“Alright… Draw a portrait of that Feng girl for me, and I’ll pass down an order so that every Azure Cloud Mansion’s operation point can look for her!” Duan Ru Feng added again.
Duan Ling Tian instantly drew a portrait of Feng Tian Wu upon hearing his father’s words.
His understanding of Feng Tian Wu was in no way inferior to that of Ke’er and Li Fei.
For this reason, not only was the portrait he drew identical to Tian Wu, but even the look in her eyes and the aura she emitted was exactly the same.
When Duan Ru Feng saw the portrait, he could not help but sigh emotionally as he shook his head. “I really wonder where you get your charm from. Such an outstanding woman actually fell for you and was even willing to sacrifice her life for you! You’re even more powerful than me in this regards!”
When Duan Ling Tian heard the first half of his father’s words, he did not think too much of it. However, when he heard the latter part of the sentence, he could sense a hint of jealousy in his father’s tone. For a moment, he could not help but feel amused by it.
“Father, could it be that you want another girlfriend? Should I tell mother so she can look for one for you?” Duan Ling Tian asked after he chuckled.
“Do you want to be spanked?!” Upon hearing his words, Duan Ru Feng’s expression changed a little as he snapped and glared at Duan Ling Tian.
After some time, he coughed twice awkwardly. “I was merely joking earlier. There’s no need to tell your mother about it.”
Just as Duan Ru Feng’s words left his mouth, Li Rou had arrived in a timely manner. The moment she entered, she heard the second half of Duan Ru Feng’s words so she instantly looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked, “There’s no need to tell me about what? Tian’er, what’s going on?”
When Duan Ling Tian saw his father looking at him anxiously, he felt amused inwardly. However, he decided not to expose him. “Mother, it’s nothing. I merely asked father to help me look for Tian Wu, and he felt there’s no need to inform you about this since he doesn’t want you to worry.”
“Why can’t he tell me about it? I really like that Tian Wu girl as well. Such a loyal and affectionate girl is very rare!” Li Rou had long heard about Feng Tian Wu from Li Fei. She had even intentionally asked Duan Ling Tian about her during these past few days since she liked Feng Tian Wu a lot as well.
In this world, the men she cared about the most were her husband, Duan Ru Feng, and her son, Duan Ling Tian. She was also willing to sacrifice her life for her husband and son. For this reason, she liked that woman who was also willing to sacrifice her life for his son.
“This is Tian Wu?” Soon after, Li Rou also saw the portrait in Duan Ru Feng’s hand. Her gaze was instantly attracted to the woman in the portrait, After a long while, she could not help but praise, “What a beauty who could topple a nation! How pretty! If she gives birth to a granddaughter for me, I’m sure she’ll also be a beauty that could topple a nation when she grows up!”
Now that Li Rou had a grandson, she really wanted a granddaughter too.
Although Li Rou knew Ke’er was also pregnant with her son’s child, she was unaware of her grandchild’s gender.
Upon hearing Li Rou’s words, Duan Ling Tian felt a little embarrassed. He had not even found Feng Tian Wu yet, everything was still up in the air!
However, since the old fellow was happy, he did not say anything after that.
“Tian’er, now that you asked your father to help look for Tian Wu, are you planning to leave for the Upper Province?” Li Rou asked with a longing look in her eyes.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “However, I’ll be staying in the Lower Province for a period of time. I’ll only make my way to the Upper Province once my cultivation base has made a breakthrough.”
Before he could leave for the Upper Province, he must first strengthen the second form of the Golden Crow’s Wings and raise his cultivation base to the Early Eminent Saint Stage! At that time, not only would his strength be on par with someone at the Divine Saint Stage, but he could also finally cultivate and master the various Divine Abilities he had obtained.
He had several top-tier Divine Abilities in his possession. Put aside the Golden Crow’s Wings, the other three extraordinary Divine Abilities were the Elementary Devouring Tactic, Otherworldly Celestial, and the Six Harmonies Golden Body.
He had an offensive Divine Ability, a defensive Divine Ability, a movement Divine Ability, and an assist Divine Ability. Everything was finally in place.
Naturally, in comparison, the defensive Divine Ability, the Six Harmonies Golden Body, was slightly inferior since it was a medium-grade Divine Ability. ‘I guess I’ll just make do with it for now. If I can obtain a higher grade defensive Divine Ability in the future, I’ll change it!’
If someone could read Duan Ling Tian’s mind, they would be so furious they would probably throw up three liters of blood.
If somebody else obtained a medium-grade Divine Ability, they would be delighted for a long time. However, for Duan Ling Tian, a medium-grade Divine Ability was only something for him to make do with before he could find something better.
After hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Li Rou still felt the time her son would be staying in the Lower Province was not long. The longing in her eyes became even more intense.
If it was possible, she wished for her son to stay by her side. Naturally, she knew this was just her own wishful thinking!
His son was a man with many responsibilities, and there were many things he had to do.
“Rou’er, please leave for a moment. There’s something I need to speak to Tian’er about personally,” Duan Ru Feng said as he looked at Li Rou.
When she heard her husband’s words, she instantly knew she would not want to know the things her husband was going to say to her son. For this reason, she turned around and left immediately.
She knew her son would have to risk his life again. Her husband would only ask her to leave when it came to this matter since he did not want her to worry.
“Father, what’s the matter? Even mother isn’t allowed to know about it?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“Your mother hates hearing about you going out and risking your life the most! The matter I’m about to tell you is something risky that you must do!” Duan Ru Feng sighed.
“What’s the matter?” Duan Ling Tian was puzzled.
“Do you still remember that Five-clawed Golden Dragon who annihilated Half Moon Island and destroyed your Ling Tian Sect?” Duan Ru Feng asked.
“Di Jue?!” Upon hearing his father’s words, Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes. Killing intent instantly emitted out of his body uncontrollably.
Although this incident happened a long time ago, he still could not get over this incident. So many people in his Ling Tian Sect had all died in Di Jue’s hand so he had always kept this grudge in his heart. He did not forget about it at all!
Not only that, but he even dreamed about many of those familiar faces in the past asking him to kill Di Jue to avenge them!
“That’s right! It’s that Di Jue!” Duan Ru Feng nodded before proceeding to tell Duan Ling Tian about the five-year pact he had made with the dragon clan when he went to the dragon clan’s lair previously. “The five-year pact is due in ten months’ time. At that time, you’ll have to battle with Di Jue to compete for the opportunity to enter the Dragon Cleansing Pool!”
“The Dragon Cleansing Pool?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened immediately. This was his first time hearing about the Dragon Cleansing Pool.
“The Dragon Cleansing Pool is the Saint Land of the dragon clan in the Lower Province. It only opens every 5,000 years. It contains the Heaven and Earth’s Essence that the Dragon Cleansing Pool accumulated in 5,000 years. Whichever young dragon that enters it would have a monstrous elevation in strength!” Duan Ru Feng continued to explain, “If it wasn’t for the fact the current clan leader of the dragon clan did not enter the Dragon Cleansing Pool, the dragon clan wouldn’t be inferior to our Azure Cloud Mansion and the Mountainshade Black Market!”