Chapter 281: Zhao Lin’s Suspicions
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
10,000 Year Stalactite Milk?
Duan Ling Tian’s heart couldn’t help but tremble when he heard what Zhao Lin said, but the expression on his face was still as though nothing had happened.
The first thought in his heart was:
How could this Zhao Lin know of 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk?
Since he’d discovered the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk, besides he and the two little girls there absolutely wasn’t a fourth person that knew of it; this was something that he was incomparably sure of.
Of course, he was confident that it was absolutely impossible that the two little girls had leaked the news.
So now there was a problem, how the heck did Zhao Lin know of it?
“Elder Zhao Lin, what did you say just now? What stalactite milk? Why don’t I understand anything that you said? Is there some sort of misunderstanding?” Duan Ling Tian’s expression didn’t change and looked at Zhao Lin with a calm gaze, then frowned slightly with a confused expression.
Duan Ling Tian was extremely confident in his control of changing his expressions.
He was confident that, right now, even if Zhao Lin were to carefully size him up, it would be impossible for him to see any inkling of the truth from his expression.
“Misunderstanding?” The corners of Zhao Lin’s mouth curled into a sneer and his eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, needless to say, you’re extremely good at acting, as if you really don’t know of the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk… But, you can’t deceive me!”
“Elder Zhao Lin, what do you mean? What do you mean by I’m acting?” Duan Ling Tian frowned, and his face seemed to be enveloped in a layer of confusion, as if he was not affected by Zhao Lin’s words in the slightest.
“What do I mean?” Zhao Lin glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, the changes of your body have completely sold you out… I heard from Elder Lu Qiu that when you just entered our Seven Star Sword Sect a few days ago, your skin was bronze. But overnight, you allowed yourself to undergo a change that seemed like rebirth, and even your skin was transformed to become delicate like a baby!” As he spoke up to here, Zhao Lin stopped and stared at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze. “I once saw the records relating to the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk in an ancient book, and the changes of your body are absolutely unable to not be related to 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk! So, you don’t have to conceal if before me, because you’re utterly unable to deceive me!”
What Zhao Lin said caused Duan Ling Tian to be shocked in his heart.
Now, he finally understood why Zhao Lin would know of the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk, so it turned out that everything was his own fault.
This Zhao Lin associated the changes on his body with the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk!
Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unfazed as he lightly smiled. “Elder Zhao Lin, I think you’ve misunderstood… Before this, I was completely unaware of any 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk. As for the rebirth you spoke off, it ought to be related to the cultivation method I’m cultivating.”
Duan Ling Tian naturally wouldn’t admit that he’d consumed 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk.
“Do you think that you can deceive me like this?” Zhao Lin stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian and the corners of his mouth curled into a disdainful sneer.
Duan Ling Tian calmly gazed at Zhao Lin, then slowly replied indifferently. “Elder Zhao Lin, believe it if you want to, I never asked you to believe me… I only want to tell Elder Zhao Lin that Cloud Continent is extremely large, and there isn’t only the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk that you spoke of that is able to allow one to undergo rebirth. The cultivation method, the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll, is similarly able to allow one to undergo rebirth!”
Zhao Lin frowned, and his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian’s face…
At this moment, any changes in Duan Ling Tian’s expression would be unable to escape his observation, and he paid particularly close attention to his eyes.
Slowly, even if Zhao Lin was any more confident, his heart couldn’t help but be slightly swayed.
He naturally knew what Duan Ling Tian said wasn’t nonsense, as the size of Cloud Continent was far beyond his imagination.
The 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk was something he’d seen within an ancient book, and before that he was completely unaware of the existence of 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk and its effects.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart slightly jerked, as now when he saw the change in Zhao Lin’s expression, he knew that Zhao Lin was swayed.
His objective had been achieved!
“You… really don’t know of the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk?” Zhao Lin looked at Duan Ling Tian with a pair of eyes that flickered with a fierce gaze, and the aura of a Void Prying Stage martial artist pressed onto Duan Ling Tian.
Although this aura was absolutely nothing to Duan Ling Tian, at that time Duan Ling Tian intentionally trembled. He then took a deep breath before his face turned red from suffocation and spoke with a trembling voice. “Elder… Elder Zhao Ling… Everything I said is the truth!”
Zhao Lin no longer suspected Duan Ling Tian when he saw him standing firmly to what he said before; So much so that even while enduring his entire imposing manner, there wasn’t much of a change in Duan Ling Tian’s expression.
He was convinced that even if Duan Ling Tian was a capable actor, he absolutely would be unable to continue acting under the imposing aura of his Void Prying Stage cultivation.
When he saw Zhao Lin’s current expression, Duan Ling Tian was clear in his heart that Zhao Lin had already dispersed all suspicion of him.
As for why Zhao Lin would so easily dispel the suspicion on him, Duan Ling Tian naturally knew the reason and couldn’t help but snicker.
Zhao Lin really thought that a mere first level Void Prying Stage imposing aura was able to cause him to bend over?
“Elder Zhao Lin, if there’s nothing else then I’ll be taking my leave.” Duan Ling Tian nodded to Zhao Lin, then spoke before walking off in large strides.
This time Zhao Lin didn’t stop Duan Ling Tian. He turned around and his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian’s leaving figure, the corners of his mouth lightly jerking up as he muttered. “Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll? A cultivation method able to allow one to undergo rebirth? Looks like I still have to pay more attention to this Duan Ling Tian. If the cultivation method is really able to have the same effect of rebirth as the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk…”
Zhao Lin’s eyes abruptly lit up and within it the traces of greed and desire were mixed.
Zhao Lin’s gaze caused the surrounding crowd of Megrez Peak disciples to shudder in fear, and they all moved aside, deeply afraid of being targeted.
“Oh my god! Elder Zhao Lin actually let that pretty boy leave, could it be that he’s succeeded?”
“Didn’t all of you notice Elder Zhao Lin’s current gaze? I think he ought to have succeeded.”
“That Junior Brother is really pitiable, in the end he was still unable to flee from Elder Zhao Lin’s evil clutches.”
The crowd of Megrez Peak disciples whispered in discussion.
Duan Ling Tian naturally didn’t know about all this. After he walked past Zhao Lin he’d slipped back and forth between the streams of people on Megrez Peak. Winding around for half an hour, he confirmed that it was impossible for him to be followed and once again headed towards the peak.
On the way, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but let out a sigh.
“So close!” Duan Ling Tian still had a slight lingering fear in his heart when he recalled the incident earlier; he’d nearly been exposed.
He never imagined that Zhao Lin had actually linked the changes in his skin to the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk… Moreover, Zhao Lin had guessed correctly!
Luckily, Zhao Lin was thoroughly bluffed by him and ought to not look for trouble with him in the short term.
Duan Ling Tian once again leaped down the cliff at the top of Megrez Peak, then passed through the clouds and mist to descend onto the tilted tree.
After returning into the stalactite cave behind the passage within the cave in the cliff, Duan Ling Tian withdrew a pile of materials and started inscribing the Blaze Inscription.
The Blaze Inscription was an inscription that was capable of annihilating an existence at the Half-step Void Stage. The Spiritual Force that was spent for merely one inscription was comparable to three Bone Corrosion Inscriptions…
When he inscribed the last step, Duan Ling Tian’s eyelids were heavy and he fell into a deep slumber.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t know how long he slept for.
In his deep slumber, he had a dream…
Within the dream, he once again encountered the Void Stage powerhouse Sun Rui that he’d once met in the Misty Forest.
After trampling on his honor, Su Rui attacked him, and a terrifying force swept over to envelop him…
“Ah!” Duan Ling Tian was instantly jolted awake, his body drenched in cold sweat from fear. Only after some time did he release a breath of air. “It was a dream.”
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and his eyes blazed coldly. “Sun Rui… I’ll come to the Black Fiend Sect to look for you sooner or later!”
He’d had the same dream no less than 10 times these last few years.
Duan Ling Tian never expected that Sun Rui’s existence would actually become his nightmare.
The scenes from that year were still vivid in his mind when he recalled it now.
He knew that if he wanted to remove this nightmare, then he must start with Sun Rui. Only by trampling Sun Rui beneath his feet would he be able to completely dispel this nightmare and cause it to not appear anymore.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze slowly descended onto one of the Spatial Rings on his hand.
It could be vaguely seen that on a side of the Spatial Ring was a complicated pattern that combined into a small flame brand…
This was the Blaze Inscription!
“Now that Xiong Quan isn’t by my side, my strongest move is this Blaze Inscription.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and focused his gaze. “However, even this Blaze Inscription is unable to be of any use against a Void Prying Stage martial artist… like that Zhao Lin. Even though he’s only a first level Void Prying Stage martial artist, it’s impossible for my Blaze Inscription to deal with him.”
Duan Ling Tian felt pressured.
Although he’d already removed Zhao Lin’s suspicions, unconsciously he had the feeling that with the nature of that Zhao Lin, he wouldn’t let go of the matter so easily.
“Never mind, this is the Seven Star Sword Sect after all. So long as there are Seven Star Sword Sect disciples present, he probably wouldn’t dare lightly make a move against me.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he knew he was thinking too much.
Zhao Lin was an outer court elder of the Seven Star Sword Sect after all, and unless he had a legitimate reason he wouldn’t dare to lightly make a move against Duan Ling Tian.
“So hungry.” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian roasted another suckling pig and gobbled it down.
This was the last suckling pig that Duan Ling Tian had stored.
Even though there were many Spatial Rings in his possession, most of them were only grade seven spirit weapons. They had limited space and were only able to contain a certain amount of suckling pigs…
“Looks like I have to suitably store up more food.” Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly.
He never treated himself shabbily when it came to food, because he knew that only when he ate well would he have more strength and be able to obtain better results from less effort during cultivation.
If he ate food that lacked nourishment like dry rations, there wouldn’t be a shred of benefit to his body.
So, when it came to food, Duan Ling Tian always paid extremely great attention to it.