Chapter 194: Tong Li’s Backer
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian walked out of his own house and headed towards the Paladin Academy.
“Two days of holidays passed so quickly….” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes slightly narrowed as he slowly walked into Paladin Academy.
Meanwhile, he could still notice many gazes that were staring at him, and as he was accustomed to it now, he directly ignored them.
When Duan Ling Tian just entered the classroom, he noticed the gazes of the group of students within the classroom gather on him….
“Duan Ling Tian, congratulations!” Xiao Xun looked at Duan Ling Tian as he congratulated him with a smile.
“What’s are you congratulating me for?” Duan Ling Tian was dazed and was unable to react to it.
“What else? It’s naturally congratulating you on returning to the Duan Clan and once again becoming a member of the Duan Clan’s direct descendants,” Xiao Yu added.
He was happy for Duan Ling Tian as well. After all, even his heart trembled when he thought of the circumstances Duan Ling Tian faced before this.
The Fifth Prince and the Su Clan weren’t easy to deal with!
And now, Duan Ling Tian had returned to the Duan Clan, and with Duan Ling Tian’s monstrous natural talent in the Martial Dao, he would surely receive double the regard from the Duan Clan… As far as he was concerned, even the Fifth Prince and the Su Clan wouldn’t dare act rashly now.
“So it’s about this.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a smile, as he didn’t feel that it could be considered to be a happy thing.
However, he’d more or less perceived Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun’s thoughts, and a trace of warmth couldn’t be avoided from arising within his heart….These are the friends of I, Duan Ling Tian!
An entire morning worth of time passed quickly.
At noon, after class ended, Duan Ling Tian’s group of three headed to the cafeteria as usual.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three stopped their steps when they’d just arrived at the cafeteria, and it wasn’t for any other reason than a person standing in their path.
This was a female student with an ordinary appearance and a rounded figure.
But at this moment, what caused Duan Ling Tian’s group of three to be stunned was the resentment that appeared on this female student’s face… it was as if someone had hurt her.
“Fellow student, this is?” Xiao Xun had a bewildered expression. He glanced at Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu with a strange gaze as he thought in his heart, “It can’t be some romantic debt that one of these two fellows secretly owe, right? No, their views shouldn’t be unique to this extent….”
Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu’s expressions were similar to Xiao Yu’s; even their thoughts were identical in nature.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Suddenly, the female student spoke with a tone that had a sense of grief and resentment mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Xiao Xun and Xiao Yu swept Duan Ling Tian with a dubious gaze and expressions that said ‘You really have such strong tastes’.
“I don’t know her.” Duan Ling Tian glared at the two of them, as he naturally perceived what these two dirty fellows were thinking.
“Indeed, you don’t know me.” The female student took a deep breath and then said, with a face full of grief and resentment, “Then you should at least know Tang Guo, right?”
Duan Ling Tian frowned. He felt that this name seemed familiar, but for a moment he couldn’t recall it.
“Keke…” The female student had a mocking expression. “It’s only been two days and you’ve forgotten her? To think that she fought against the pressure and persisted in completing the task that you entrusted to her. I really feel like you’re not worthy of Tang Guo. She actually lost her life just to help you!”
When the female student was halfway through her speech, Duan Ling Tian had already recalled it.
Tang Guo was precisely that female student with a refined face from before. At that time, Tang Guo was bullied by Tong Li, so he helped Tang Guo. After that, he even gave Tong Li a show of force by making that female student beside Tong Li kneel on the ground and shout ‘Tong Li is a bi**ch’….
Later on, he felt bored and left first, and before leaving, he asked Tang Guo to help keep watch on that female student to finish shouting a 100 times.
Now, when he finished listening to this female student’s words that were full of grief and resentment, Duan Ling Tian’s face went gloomy. “What did you say? Tang Guo is dead?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were filled with bloodlust, and a terrifying killing intent extended out from his body.
The female student was frightened to the point that her face went ghastly pale. She gritted her teeth and nodded. “Yes.”
“What actually happened?” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. He had an extremely gloomy expression on his face as he suppressed the rage within his heart.
“It went like this… Yesterday was a holiday, so Tang Guo and I went out to take a spin around the city, but halfway through our trip, Tong Li brought some people to capture us and brought us to a remote alley… Tang Guo’s hands were chopped off by Tong Li first, before her legs were chopped off… After that, Tong Li used water to splash Tang Guo awake after she fainted, then she tortured Tang Guo for half an hour before ending her life!” The female student had a deathly pale face, and her eyes were filled with terror.
Yesterday, she was really scared stiff and couldn’t sleep the entire night. Even after returning to Paladin Academy, she was scared out of her wits….
Duan Ling Tian’s face was gloomy, as he’d never imagined that one decision of his could actually destroy Tang Guo’s life.
A trace of regret arose within his heart. He shouldn’t have let Tang Guo help him; otherwise, Tong Li wouldn’t have moved her rage onto Tang Guo.
“Tong Li….” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were crimson red, and the killing intent on his body swept out without restraint.
Instantly, with Duan Ling Tian at the centre, Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun couldn’t help but retreat. They looked at Duan Ling Tian with fearful gazes.
As for that female student, she’d long since been terrified to the point of retreating far off into the distance.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Xiao Yu and Xiao Yu had faces full of worry.
Even though they didn’t know who Tang Guo was, they could guess that there probably was some sort of relationship between Duan Ling Tian and Tang Guo, and now that Tang Guo had been killed by Tong Li….
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes revealed a crimson hue. He seemed to have transformed into a bloodthirsty asura!
Meanwhile, many students had surrounded him.
“Isn’t that Duan Ling Tian?”
“He seems enraged.”
“Isn’t that female student a friend of Tang Guo’s? Looks like Duan Ling Tian is furious about the incident regarding Tang Guo.”
“Who’s Tang Guo?”
The group of students that surrounded the scene started discussing amongst themselves, and among them was no lack of people who knew the cause of the entire matter.
“So in other words, Tang Guo left yesterday and hasn’t returned since?”
“90% chance’s she been killed by Tong Li for revenge!”
Some of the students secretly guessed, and strands of coldness arose within their hearts.
Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun finally understood the details of the entire matter from the discussion of these spectators…So that’s what happened.
They finally understood why Duan Ling Tian would be so angry.
“Who knows where Tong Li is now?” Duan Ling Tian’s crimson red eyes swept past the group of students, and his cold and indifferent voice had a breathtaking coldness mixed within.
In this instant, all the students present felt a wave of chilliness on their backs, and their hearts went cold.
“Duan Ling Tian, what happened?” Right at this moment, Tian Hu had arrived as well, and he couldn’t help but be stunned when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s current appearance.
In next to no time, Tian Hu found out about the matter from Xiao Xun, and he burst into rage. “That Tong Li is virtually a crazy bi**h…. No, she’s absolutely worse than an animal! How that Tang Guo must have suffered before death!”
Meanwhile, the faces of the surrounding group of students went grim as well, as Xiao Xun didn’t intentionally suppress his voice when he recounted the details the matter to Tian Hu, and thus everyone present heard what happened.
Tang Guo was actually alive as she was dismembered to death by that Tong Li?
Many of the surrounding female students had pale expression, and some female students who had just eaten and walked out of the cafeteria even started vomiting out what they’d just ate….
“If I see Tong Li, that crazy bi**h, I don’t care if she’s the cousin of the Fifth Prince! I’ll give her a few slaps and then we can talk!” Tian Hu’s expression was extremely unsightly, and was filled with righteous indignation.
Even though Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun didn’t speak, their eyes revealed a trace of coldness… That Tong Li was really too atrocious!
“Who said he wants to slap me?” Right at this moment, a cold and indifferent voice of a girl echoed out from behind the surrounding crowd.
The crowd opened up a path, and Tong Li, who wore red clothes, could be vaguely seen walking over shoulder to shoulder with a young man around the age of 25.
The young man was wearing green clothes, had an ordinary appearance, and had a sheathed machete hanging on his waist. An aura of slaughter was vaguely emitted from his body, as he obviously was someone who had received special training.
“Isn’t that Xue Lang?” Many of the students couldn’t help but exclaim in a low voice when they saw the young man.
“Xue Lang?” Tian Hu’s face went grim, as he’d never imagined that Tong Li would be together with Xue Lang.
Xue Lang, a grade 6 student of Paladin Academy, and a martial artist at the second level of the Origin Core Stage.
In terms of natural talent, this Xue Lang was only a tiny bit inferior to Su Tong, who had his Dantian crippled by Duan Ling Tian.
As he thought of Su Tong, Tian Hu’s heart calmed, as Duan Ling Tian wasn’t afraid of Su Tong and directly crippled him, so would he be afraid of this Xue Lang?
“Tong Li!” Duan Ling Tian’s crimson eyes descended onto Tong Li, and a terrifying killing intent swept out from his body to envelop Tong Li.
Tong Li, who held her head high a moment ago, now had an expression that instantly went deathly pale, and her body even started trembling.
“Humph!” Xue Long, who was currently standing beside Tong Li, snorted coldly and stood before Tong Li to help her block out the boundless killing intent.
Xue Lang’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict when he replaced Tong Li and was enveloped by the killing intent! What a terrifying killing intent!
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” Xue Lang’s gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and a trace of coldness appeared on the corners of his mouth.
“F**k off!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes emitted a cold light when he saw Xue Lang stand out, and he shouted coldly.
“You asked me to f**k off?” Xue Lang seemed to have heard the biggest joke in the world when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said. “Duan Ling Tian, I know your natural talent in the Martial Dao is great, and now you’ve even returned to the Duan Clan, even receiving high regard from the Duan Clan… But even then, there’s some people you can’t afford to offend within the Imperial City!” As he finished speaking, Xue Lang’s face was filled with arrogance and complacence.
“Is that so?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes focused as his icy-cold gaze descended onto Xue Lang’s body. “I don’t know about other people… But I, Duan Ling Tian, don’t acknowledge you!”
Being provoked by Duan Ling Tian in public caused Xue Lang’s face to go grim.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Meanwhile, Tong Li spoke, and her voice contained a trace of icy coldness. “Big brother Xue Lang is the Imperial City’s Guard Army Commander, Lord Xue Lu’s, only son. Not to mention you, even your Duan Clan’s Patriarch would need to be respectful when they meet big brother Xue Lang’s father!”
“Is that so?” Duan Ling Tian abruptly started laughing. “Miss Tong, no wonder you recovered your usual arrogance today, so it turned out that you’ve found a backer….”