Chapter 1065: To Kill or Not to Kill?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The shrill sound of metal clashing reverberated in the air followed by the sound of slashing.
The people present on the scene could hear the sound of metal clashing, but not more than half of them heard the sudden sound of a sword slashing swiftly.
“That’s fast!” Lu Sou was the strongest person on the scene apart from Lu Zhao. He seemed to have seen something that surprised him. His eyes narrowed and horror filled his face.
The others could not see what was happening at all.
In their eyes, after Lu Huai, the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master, shouted, Lu Zhao, the Lu Clan’s elder, made his move to kill Duan Ling Tian.
However, they heard the sound of metal clashing when Lu Zhao was charging toward him.
In the next moment, they saw fresh blood falling from the sky. It looked like dazzling roses in the air.
Soon after, a body crashed to the ground.
“H-How’s this possible?!”
Many people on the scene gasped in surprise when they saw the body that was no longer breathing.
Disbelief filled their faces and eyes.
Soon after, all eyes shifted to the purple figure that was standing there haughtily.
Shock and disbelief could be seen in their eyes.
“H-He really killed E-Elder Lu Zhao?”
“How could he possess such powerful strength?!”
“How old is he? He looks around 25 years old at the most!”
“I-Is he a demon?”
“No way! If he’s a demon, how could he possibly participate in the Alchemist Competition organized by the Lu Clan? It’s practically impossible for a demon to become an alchemist, let alone a grade six or above alchemist!”
“If he’s really a human martial artist, it means that he’s not only terribly talented in the Martial Dao. His talent in medicine refining is most likely good enough to cause others to envy him.”
The gazes that were trained on the purple figure was immediately filled with hints of shock.
It was hard for them to imagine the existence of such a monstrous person in this world.
“Uncle!” A green figure cried out in sorrow as it flew out and landed next to Lu Zhao’s body. His voice sounded extremely bleak.
“Uncle?” Duan Ling Tian who had caught the public’s attention immediately swept a cold glance at the green-clad middle-aged man next to Lu Zhao’s body. “No wonder this Lu Zhao was trying to find fault with me! As it turns out, one of the men I injured earlier was his nephew!”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian finally understood everything.
In the entire place, Xiong Quan, excluding Feng Tian Wu who was lying in the ice coffin, was the only one who was not surprised by the strength Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated.
All the others were so confounded that they did not regain their senses for a long time.
“He’s actually this strong?! To think I was worried about his safety earlier!” After Lu Bai, the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master, regained his senses, he stared at the purple figure standing nearby. At this moment, all he felt was how huge and mighty the purple silhouette was.
“Did he really come from the distant area in the far South? That small rural place actually produced such a monster?” Lu Bai’s face was filled with disbelief.
Due to their previous encounter, it was not hard for him to figure out Duan Ling Tian’s background.
“How did Second Young Master meet this Duan Ling Tian! He’s absolutely monstrous!” The corner of Lu Sou’s mouth twitched violently.
Lu Zhao’s speed was as fast as lightning when he charged at Duan Ling Tian that even Lu Sou could not react in time. He thought Duan Ling Tian would be killed by Lu Zhao, but who would have thought the outcome would be so dramatic.
“You… Y-You…” When Duan Ling Tian turned to look at Lu Huai, the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master, Lu Huai who was standing near him turned pale and immediately panicked.
Just like everyone else, he did not expect Duan Ling Tian to possess such terrifying strength. He was so strong to the point that Lu Zhao, who was at the Eighth Level Void Transformation Stage, died in his hands.
From the moment Lu Zhao made his move to the moment he died, Duan Ling Tian’s Heaven and Earth Phenomenon that was mobilized by his energy did not appear at all. In fact, even Lu Zhao did not have time to mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy to gather the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Lu Zhao was the one who made the first move.
The instance he made his move, he was already killed!
Everything happened in just a blink of an eye.
Duan Ling Tian’s movement was awfully fast. From the very beginning until the end, he did not even get to see everything clearly.
Lu Huai’s face turned red as he looked at Duan Ling Tian in horror. Both his legs were trembling uncontrollably. At this moment, Duan Ling Tian made his move.
A hand extended out as quick as lightning and easily grabbed Lu Huai by the neck before it lifted him up forcefully. His feet were lifted off the ground and hung in the air.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes that were looking into Lu Huai’s eyes were filled with a hint of coldness.
Killing intent rose from Duan Ling Tian’s body. It was obvious he intended to kill Lu Huai.
“Y-You want t-to kill… m-me?!” Lu Huai asked with difficulty. His face had turned purple from Duan Ling Tian’s hold on his neck. The horror that rose from the bottom of his heart and soul could be seen in his eyes.
“Since you’ve already ordered somebody to kill me, is there any reason why I can’t kill you?” Duan Ling Tian’s face and voice were calm.
However, the people present on the scene could feel the cold killing intent from his calm voice. All they felt were chills running down their spines.
“Is this Duan Ling Tian crazy? He actually wants to kill the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master?!”
“If he really kills the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master, it’ll be hard for him to escape death even if he’s talented in Martial Dao and medicine refining!”
“Killing the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master is equivalent to giving the Lu Clan a slap in the face. The Lu Clan will never give up until he dies!”
“At that time, it’d be useless even if the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master pleads for mercy on his behalf! He would definitely die!”
The people watching at the side whispered among each other. Each and every one of them had an extremely glum expression.
The green-clad middle-aged man crouched next to Lu Zhao’s body and lifted a hand to close Lu Zhao’s eyes that were staring blankly into space. He roared with an enraged expression on his face as he glared at Duan Ling Tian with crazy eyes. “Kill him! Kill him!”
He knew he would never be able to avenge his uncle. For this reason, he could only place his bet on the Lu Clan.
The fact that Duan Ling Tian killed his uncle meant that he had already offended the Lu Clan.
However, the Lu Clan would definitely not kill Duan Ling Tian and avenge his uncle if the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master pleaded for mercy on his behalf. After all, his uncle was only a secondary disciple of the Lu Clan. His life was as low as a weed compared to the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master!
However, everything would be different if Duan Ling Tian killed the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master.
At that time, the Lu Clan would spare no effort in killing Duan Ling Tian even if the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master pleaded for mercy
“Duan Ling Tian, don’t kill him!” Lu Bai, the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master, and Lu Sou, the Lu Clan’s elder, shouted almost simultaneously.
Panic could be seen on their faces.
As a member of the Lu Clan, there was no doubt they knew what consequences he would face if he killed a lineal disciple of the Lu Clan.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian frowned as he turned to look at Lu bai. He was quite fond of Lu Bai. However, he could not let go of Lu Huai just like that.
Although he had killed Lu Zhao who attempted to kill him earlier, it was Lu Huai who had given him the order.
Lu Huai was the real culprit.
He would not let go of someone who wanted him to die.
“Duan Ling Tian, calm down! Calm down! You must not be so impulsive! Although Lu Huai deserves to die, there’s no point in sacrificing your future for his sake!” Lu Bai tried to persuade him continuously as his breathing quickened.
“Sacrifice my future?” Duan Ling Tain raised a brow.
“No matter what, Lu Huai is still a lineal disciple of our Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan. If you kill him, it’s equivalent to giving our Lu Clan a slap in the face! The entire Lu Clan will spare no effort in killing you!” Lu Bai quickly nodded his head as he voiced out his concern.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard this, he fell momentarily silent. His eyes gleamed as though he was thinking about something.
Meanwhile, the atmosphere had turned incredibly tensed. Everyone’s eyes landed on Duan Ling Tian one by one, they wanted to know what choice Duan Ling Tian would make.
Kill Lu Huai?
Or not to kill?
“I wonder if this Duan Ling Tian would kill the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master or not…”
Many people whispered among themselves. Their voices were filled with doubt.
“Well, it’s obvious he would die if he kills the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master so I don’t think he dares to do it!”
“I think so too!”
Majority of the people felt that Duan Ling Tian would not dare to kill Lu Huai.
After all, Duan Ling Tian would die if he killed Lu Huai.
If they were in Duan Ling Tian’s shoes, they were certain they would not dare to kill Lu Huai.
In their opinion, their own lives were more important than everything else. There was no need to ruin their own lives in a moment of anger.
“Cough… cough… Y-You won’t dare t-to kill me! Y-You won’t d-dare to!” Lu Huai coughed twice. He glared spitefully at Duan Ling Tian with a smug look on his face even though he was lifted up by the neck by him.
“Are you sure… I don’t dare to kill you?” After hearing Lu Huai’s provocative words, Duan Ling Tian who was originally deep in thoughts regained his senses. His eyes were gleaming brightly.
His grip on Lu Huai’s neck tightened immediately.
“Cough… Cough… Cough… W-What are y-you… d-doing?!” Lu Huai had difficulty breathing due to Duan Ling Tian’s tightened grip.
“Duan Ling Tian! No!” Horror dawned on Lu Bai instantly when he saw this.
“Duan Ling Tian, you must think about it carefully! Once you kill the third Young Master, you won’t able to live anymore!” Lu Sou advised.
“Young Master!” Xiong Quan had more or less been affected by the surroundings’ atmosphere. He looked at Duan Ling Tian with a worried expression as he persuaded him too, “There’s no reason to put yourself in danger for his sake!”
It did not seem like Duan Ling Tian heard the advice from Lu Bai, Lu Sou, and Xiong Quan as he muttered to himself, “The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan has existed for 10,000 years…”
When he reached the end of his sentence, he suddenly stilled.
In the next instance, he turned his head and looked at Lu Bai before asking, “In the history of your Lu Clan, was there anyone who survived after killing a lineal disciple of Lu Clan?”
“Yes, there were.” Although Lu Bai did not understand the purpose of Duan Ling Tian’s question, he still nodded his head.
“Who were they?” Duan Ling Tian asked as his eyes lit up curiously.