Chapter 430: Apology
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
City Governor’s Estate, Audience Hall.
Duan Ling Tian walked into the Audience Hall and with a glance, he saw the City Governor, Feng Wu Dao, sitting at the host’s seat at the center.
Feng Tian Wu wore her veil once again and stood by Feng Wu Dao’s side. Although her appearance was concealed by the veil, her beautiful body was unobstructed, causing one’s heart to palpitate.
Besides Feng Wu Dao and his daughter, there were another four people in the Audience Hall.
Two beautifully dressed middle aged men with extraordinary bearing, a young man with a severed arm, and a young woman.
“Squeak squeak~” At the same time that Duan Ling Tian recognized the young man with a severed arm and the young woman, the little gold mouse that stood on his shoulder looked at the young man with a severed arm as well, then she bared her fangs and brandished her claws at him, and her jade green eyes were filled with provocation.
This young man with a severed arm was precisely the young man that wanted to buy Little Gold forcefully in the restaurant but failed, then wanted to attack him but had an arm crippled by Little Gold in the end instead.
He seemed to be called Chang Hui.
“City Governor.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Wu Dao and lightly nodded in greeting.
Feng Wu Dao nodded then looked at the two middle aged men and said slowly, “These two are the Patriarchs of our Phoenix Nest City’s Chang Clan and Qian Clan… They came to see you.”
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised and he looked at the Chang Clan and Qian Clan Patriarch.
The cultivations of the two weren’t ordinary as they were both existences at the Void Prying Stage.
“Have you come to denounce my crimes?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the two and smiled indifferently.
“I don’t dare!” The Chang Clan Patriarch shook his head hurriedly, then raised his hand to withdraw a Luminous Pearl the size of an adult’s fist and passed it to Duan Ling Tian as he said humbly. “Young Master, my son was rude a few days ago. I hope that you don’t harbor grievances for his past wrongs and don’t fuss about it with my son.”
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the Luminous Peak in the Chang Clan’s Patriarch’s hand and he was slightly surprised.
If such a huge Luminous Pearl were to be sold at an auction, it would at least be auctioned off for 10 million gold.
To a certain extent, this type of Luminous Pearl could be considered to be a rare treasure.
“Don’t mention it, Patriarch Chang, it was only a small matter and I’ve already forgotten it.” Although he said this, the speed of Duan Ling Tian’s hand wasn’t slow in the slightest and he swiftly received the Luminous Peak in the Chang Clan’s Patriarch’s hand, then weighed it in his hand for a moment. “Then I’ll thank Patriarch Chang for this generous gift.”
“As long as you like it.” The Chang Clan’s Patriarch forced out a smile, yet his heart was bleeding.
This Luminous Pearl was something he’d bid 30 million gold to buy at an auction in the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City…
Now, it was given away just like this.
But he knew clearly in his heart that he must gift it away…
The person before him was the son-in-law of the Lord City Governor!
As the Patriarch of the Chang Clan that had a legacy of hundreds of years, he’d seen the rise of the City Governor, Feng Wu Dao, with his own two eyes.
Feng Wu Dao had only come to their city a few years ago.
He’d only just arrived at the city when he domineeringly defeated the governor of this city at that time, then entered the City Governor’s Estate and became the new owner of this city, and had even changed the name of this city to Phoenix Nest City.
No one knew how strong the City Governor’s strength was.
They only knew that after the previous city governor was defeated by Feng Wu Dao and driven out of Phoenix Nest City, he was not resigned to his fate in his heart, and he’d found a formidable Void Initiation martial artist to deal with Feng Wu Dao.
In the end, the outcome was that he and the Void Initiation Stage expert he found had died!
From that time onwards, no one within the Phoenix Nest City dared question Feng Wu Dao’s strength.
“Young Master, this is our Qian Clan’s apology.” The Qian Clan’s Patriarch withdrew a necklace made from a string of rainbow colored gems and passed it to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that the string of seven gems of various colors were all purely natural gems and were of extraordinary value.
In terms of worth, the seven gems combined weren’t inferior to the Luminous Pearl that the Chang Clan’s Patriarch had given him.
“Thank you Patriarch Qian.” Duan Ling Tian wasn’t courteous in the slightest as he put it away, accepting both the Chang Clan and Qian Clan’s apologies.
“Don’t worry Patriarchs, I was just playing with Brother Chang and Young Miss Qian that day… It was only a small matter and I won’t take it to heart,” Duan Ling Tian said to the two Patriarchs.
It caused the corners of the Qian Clan’s Patriarch’s mouth to twitch.
Chang Hui’s expression was extremely unsightly.
You were playing and you crippled one of my arms?
Of course, he didn’t dare say it out loud.
He knew that since that young man before him was already the son-in-law of the Phoenix Nest City’s Governor, even if they fully expended the strength of the Qian Clan and the Chang Clan, they would still be unable to do anything to the young man.
Just the City Governor alone was enough to sweep through their entire Chang and Qian Clans.
So they could only endure this suffering!
When they saw Duan Ling Tian didn’t have any intention of pursuing the matter, the four people from the Chang and Qian Clans heaved a sigh of relief.
After they bid their farewells to the City Governor, Feng Wu Dao, the four of them left directly.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Suddenly, Feng Wu Dao shouted out, causing Duan Ling Tian’s mind to shake, and turned to look at Feng Wu Dao with a bitter smile on his face.
He knew that what ought to come, will come.
“City Governor.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Wu Dao with a neither arrogant nor humble manner.
“Are you really unwilling to marry my daughter?” As Feng Wu Dao spoke, a terrifying imposing manner swept out to envelop Duan Ling Tian.
Right when Duan Ling Tian’s face became grim and he intended to arouse the Origin Energy in his entire body to resist it.
A gust of fragrant wind assaulted his nose, and a beautiful figure had block before him, obstructing Feng Wu Dao’s imposing manner.
“Pu!” The graceful and delicate figure was forced to spit out a mouthful of blood and her body was on the verge of collapse.
“Wu!” Feng Wu Dao’s expression went pale as he hurriedly withdrew his imposing manner, then he transformed into a gust of wind that instantly arrived before Feng Tian Wu and fed a medicinal pill to her.
Feng Tian Wu’s face was ghastly pale and only recovered after a short while, and at the moment she’d just recovered, she said to Feng Wu Dao, “Father, don’t make things difficult for Big Brother Duan.”
“Tian Wu!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart shook when he saw Feng Tian Wu suffering an injury because of him.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and looked at Feng Wu Dao. “City Governor, Grandma Xu had already told me about Tian Wu… I have a certain level of understanding of the Fire Spirit Body as well. But I’m not a possessor of a Water Spirit Body or Ice Spirit Body, and I’m afraid I’m unable to help Tian Wu.”
“Big Brother Duan, you… You know everything?” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face had only just recovered some color with great difficulty, and when she heard Duan Ling Tian she couldn’t help but look over.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and sighed. “Tian Wu, you should have told me earlier. If I really had a way to help you then I wouldn’t stand idly by.”
Unconsciously, Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face was tainted with a blush when she heard Duan Ling Tian.
“Kid, what you mean is that you’re willing to marry Tian Wu?” Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian with a sparkling gaze.
“City Governor, I feel that what you’re thinking in your heart isn’t to marry Tian Wu away, but it’s instead to relieve the disaster of the Fire Spirit Body, right?” Duan Ling Tian didn’t answer Feng Wu Dao and question him instead.
“Exactly.” Feng Wu Dao nodded then said, “But, according to the divination of my great grandmother who’s also the only oracle in the Darkhan Dynasty that can spy through the secrets of the heavens, Tian Wu’s can only ward off the calamity that she must face at the age of thirty if she becomes one with the man in her destiny.”
“City Governor, I know of this, Tian Wu has told me before… But, according to my understanding of innate spirit bodies, Tian Wu possesses the Fire Spirit Body and there’s only two ways to avoid the calamity when she’s 30.”
Duan Ling Tian said slowly, “The first way is to find a possessor of the Water Spirit Body or Ice Spirit Body to become one with Tian Wu. The second way is to let Tian Wu step into the Void Transformation Stage before the age of 30, then she can use the strength of her Void Transformation Stage cultivation to suppress the energy of the Fire Spirit Body that would erupt when she’s 30!”
Duan Ling Tian spoke in an orderly way and caused Feng Wu Dao to be unable to refrain from frowning.
After a short while, Feng Wu Dao’s frown eased up. “What you said is logical. But, an innate spirit body is an extremely rare existence… In the history of the Darkhan Dynasty, the appearance of the last possessor of an innate spirit body goes back a thousand years ago.”
“Wanting to find a Water Spirit Body of Ice Spirit Body possessor is by no means easy. Moreover, how do you know you don’t possess a Water Spirit Body or Ice Spirit Body? According to my knowledge, many possessors of an innate spirit body only had their spirit body awoken when they were near 30 years of age.” As Feng Wu Dao spoke up to here, he looked at Duan Ling Tian. “Perhaps you’re a possessor of this type of concealed innate spirit body.”
Duan Ling Tian’s face froze then he laughed bitterly. “A possessor of an innate spirit body is extremely rare, how could it be such a coincidence?”
“Coincidence?” Feng Wu Dao said indifferently, “Then let me ask you. For the sake of Wu’s destiny, I came to Phoenix Nest City in advance and prepared for a few years… Why would you just happen to appear at this time? Moreover, you’re both from the south and came for the Soul Transformation Fruit that my great grandmother left as Wu’s dowry.”
“Don’t you think that all this is too much of a coincidence?” Feng Wu Dao asked.
Duan Ling Tian was silent as he had nothing to say in reply.
This was indeed a coincidence, a bizarre coincidence.
Duan Ling Tian sighed. “Alright, just take it as I’m a possessor of a Water Spirit Body or Ice Spirit Body whose spirit body hasn’t awoken… But, City Governor, you’re just so bluntly allowing me to marry Tian Wu, don’t you think it’s too careless? You don’t know anything about my background, family, or character. Aren’t you afraid that Tian Wu would suffer hardships from being with me?”
“You dare?!” Feng Wu Dao abruptly shouted out explosively, and the shapeless waves of air swept out, causing the tables and chairs in the Audience Hall to shake as if there was an earthquake.
Duan Ling Tian secretly broke into cold sweat.
A strong strength equals to greatness, and even a casual shout was like an earthquake.
“Father, don’t frighten Big Brother Duan.” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful brows slightly knit and she was slightly unhappy.
Feng Wu Dao withdrew the aura on his body and sighed. “They all say that daughters follow their husbands, it really is so… You aren’t even married yet, but you’re already protecting him.”
“Father, what nonsense are you talking?” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face flushed as if blood would drip out of it, and at the same time, she snuck a peek at Duan Ling Tian and lowered her head in embarrassment when she noticed Duan Ling Tian was looking at her.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
The relationship between Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu could be said to be a relationship from an exchange of blows.
But now, he was able to discern that Feng Tian Wu seemed to have sincere feelings for him.
What was this about?
He was unable to wrap his head around it.
“Could it be that my charm is so great?” Duan Ling Tian pondered in all seriousness.