Chapter 639: The Patriarch’s Wife
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
At this moment, a grade five spirit saber had appeared out of thin air in Zhang Shou Yuan’s hand, and the spirit saber whistled out in the air to slash towards the lake with large movements.
Instantly, the sword light that was condensed from Origin Energy combined with his fifth level Water Concept whistled out in the air to descend into the lake, and it forcefully split the water in the lake apart.
Waves rose up to drench Zhang Shou Yuan, who stood in the sky.
“Second Young Master wouldn’t have gone mad, right?” The onlooking Zhang Clan servants felt a chill run down their spines when they saw this scene, and their backs went cold.
When had they seen a scene like this?
In next to no time, Zhang Shou Yuan attacked once more, and his saber light whistled out to descend into the lake.
Instantly, a wave rose from the lake once more and splashed towards the surroundings.
For a time, the group of servants in the surroundings of the pergola were completely drenched by the waves.
But no one paid any attention to this.
The gazes of everyone was still on the Zhang Clan’s Second Young Master, Zhang Shou Yuan.
“What’s going on?” In the pergola at the center of the lake, Zhang Shou Yong looked at the scene before him and was unable to recover from his shock for a long time.
When Zhang Shou Yong saw his second brother attack the air and lake as if he’d gone mad, Zhang Shou Yong had been completely stunned as well.
In the end, he recovered from his shock, and he couldn’t help but look at Duan Ling Tian, who stood at the side.
In next to no time, he noticed that Duan Ling Tian was currently looking at his second brother with a calm expression, and Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised by anything happening before him at all.
Zhang Shou Yong’s heart couldn’t help but tremble.
All this… Could all this have been controlled by Brother Ling Tian? For a time, traces of fear arose in Zhang Shou Yong’s heart.
Being able to have a sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist under his control without even lifting a hand…
What ability was this?
For the first time, he felt that Duan Ling Tian was unfamiliar.
He still remembered that when he met Duan Ling Tian for the first time a few years ago; it was in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Ancient City of Everlast’s Eternal Jade Restaurant.
At that time, Duan Ling Tian was only a martial artist that was beyond ordinary in his eyes.
At that time, he wouldn’t feel the slightest bit of pressure even if he faced a hundred or a thousand Duan Ling Tians.
But now, for the first time in history, he felt slightly powerless when facing Duan Ling Tian.
That young man from all those years ago had grown to such an extent now, and it caused him to be completely unable to completely fathom Duan Ling Tian.
If this ability of Brother Ling Tian is able to affect me… Then I’ll probably not be a match for him. Zhang Shou Yong couldn’t help but gasp.
Along with his second brother’s seemingly insane actions, the fear in his heart grew deeper and deeper, and it was difficult to remove…
“Duan Ling Tian, do you dare to not dodge?” Suddenly, Zhang Shou Yuan shouted out explosively.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Zhang Shou Yuan who floated in the sky above the lake looked down at the lake that was completely empty, and a cold light arose in his eyes. “Let me see if you can keep fleeing!”
In the next moment, the surroundings of Zhang Shou Yuan’s body was coiled with Origin Energy that was suffused with traces of azure colored energy, causing his entire body to seem as if it was covered in a slight layer of mist, and he was like a water dragon as he crashed down into the lake.
Zhang Shou Yuan, who didn’t put up an Origin Energy barrier to keep the lake water out, became like a chicken soaked in soup.
Om! Om! Om! Om! Om!
While within the lake, Zhang Shou Yuan didn’t stop attacking, and the spirit saber in his hand still swept out aimlessly towards his surroundings.
Instantly, the lake water in the entire lake sprayed up to envelop the entire lake and bank of the lake, and it was as if it was raining.
Only the pergola at the center wasn’t affected.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Zhang Shou Yuan roared ceaselessly, and every time the spirit saber in his hand flashed out, he would shock out as if he was using this to boost his courage.
The Zhang Clan servants that surrounded the lake and spectated grew more and more in number.
“What is Second Young Master doing?”
“Second Young Master wouldn’t have really lost his mind, right?”
“He probably hasn’t… According to me, he’d probably performing an act of ‘artificial rain’ for the Eldest Young Master and the Eldest Young Master’s friend.”
“With the relationship between Second Young Master and Eldest Young Master, do you think that that’s even a possibility?”
The group of servants discussed animatedly.
The surrounding spectators grew more and more in number, and in the end, even many Zhang Clan disciples had heard the news and come over.
When they saw the scene before them, they were completely dumbstruck.
“Second Young Master!”
“Second Young Master!”
Many people charged into the lake with intentions of waking Zhang Shou Yuan up.
But unfortunately, they hadn’t even approached when Zhang Shou Yuan’s saber assaulted them, and they could only hurriedly retreat while their expressions went ghastly pale from fright.
“What’s wrong with Second Young Master?”
“Why does he not even know us anymore? When he saw us, it was as if he’d seen his prey, and he wished for nothing more than to swallow us up.”
“Could it be that it’s really as they’ve said, the Second Young Master has lost his mind?”
The group of Zhang Clan disciples looked at each other in bewilderment.
In the end, the surroundings of the lake was filled with people, and all of them were watching Zhang Shou Yuan perform.
“Yuan!” Suddenly, a middle aged woman in luxurious clothes flashed over, and in the blink of an eye, she’d arrived near Zhang Shou Yuan.
Her expression was especially unsightly.
But when faced with the middle aged woman, Zhang Shou Yuan still ceaselessly attacked with his saber, and the saber lights whistled out to sweep towards the middle aged woman.
With a raise of her hand, a spirit sword appeared in the middle aged woman’s hand, and Origin Energy raged as Sword Concept followed behind it like a shadow to obliterate Zhang Shou Yuan’s sword light.
The middle aged woman’s cultivation surpassed Zhang Shou Yuan slightly and had already stepped into the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage.
Not only that, she’d also comprehended sixth level Sword Concept, and when it was combined with her grade five spirit sword, she was able to suppress Zhang Shou Yuan’s strength.
“Second Young Master has really gone mad! That’s his own mother!” Many spectating Zhang Clan members were stunned when they saw this scene.
The middle aged woman that had appeared now was none other that the current wife of the Patriarch, and the biological mother of Zhang Shou Yuan.
Of course, this was the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch’s second wife.
His first wife, the biological mother of the Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master Zhang Shou Yong had passed away from sickness many years ago.
“Yuan, look properly, I’m your mother.” Every time the middle aged woman made a move, a sword light would shoot out like a shadow to destroy Zhang Shou Yuan’s attacks, and she ceaselessly wanted to awaken Zhang Shou Yuan, but Zhang Shou Yuan paid no attention to her.
At this moment, Zhang Shou Yuan seemed as if he was possessed.
“What exactly is going on?” The middle aged woman’s expression was unsightly to the extreme. Without any alternative, the spirit sword in his hand shook and a dazzling sword light shot out explosively to sweep towards her own son, Zhang Shou Yuan, and suppress him.
Subsequently, she moved close to Zhang Shou Yuan, putting away her sword as she raised her hand, and then she directly knocked Zhang Shou Yuan out.
The farce came to an end at this point, whereas, the lake that waves ceaselessly rose out from him had gradually returned to calm.
“Second Mother.” In the pergola at the center of the lake, Zhang Shou Yong glanced indifferently at the middle aged woman and nodded, and it could be considered to be a greeting.
“What’s going on?” The woman stared at Zhang Shou Yong and spoke with a low voice as cold lights leaped about in the depths of her eyes.
“You’re asking me? How would I know?” Zhang Shou Yong shook his head lightly and spoke indifferently.
“You!!” The woman’s expression as unsightly to the extreme when she saw Zhang Shou Yong was so perfunctory, and she was angered to the point her body started trembling.
“The Duan Ling Tian that my son kept shouting out ought to be this person by your side, right?” In the end, the woman’s gaze descended onto the violet clothed young man by Zhang Shou Yong’s side and asked in a low voice.
“Exactly.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded, and then he lightly smiled as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. “Brother Ling Tian, let me introduce you… This is the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch’s Wife who is also my ‘second mother.’” Zhang Shou Yong placed special emphasis on the words ‘second mother.’
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that the relationship between Zhang Shou Yong and this second mother of his wasn’t good.
Of course, he didn’t feel that Zhang Shou Yong was unfilial.
Since this middle aged woman appeared to knock Zhang Shou Yuan out and speak to Zhang Shou Yong, she’d always been assuming a haughty air and had an appearance of superiority.
Although he was only an onlooker, he felt slightly uncomfortable in his heart as well.
Perhaps, in the eyes of this middle aged woman, only the son that was related to her by blood was her son, and she would be very doting upon him, whereas, the son of the Patriarch’s previous wife like Zhang Shou Yong was like a stranger in her eyes.
“So it’s Madam, Duan Ling Tian is honored.” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the woman as he spoke slowly, and his tone didn’t contain any fluctuation of feelings, as if he was speaking with a person of no great importance.
“Duan Ling Tian?” The woman glared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian and spoke with a low voice. “Exactly what happened earlier? Why was my son like that? Were you behind all of this?”
The woman’s words were filled with a questioning tone, and people who weren’t aware of the situation would think that she was interrogating a prisoner.
Duan Ling Tian frowned as the woman’s haughty appearance caused him to be extremely displeased.
But, when he heard the woman, Duan Ling Tian still started laughing. “Madam, you think too highly of me… Do you think it’s possible for me to have that ability?”
The woman took a deep breath and the bewilderment in her eyes grew deeper.
Even until now, she couldn’t wrap her head around the scene from before.
Why had her son suddenly become like that?
Earlier, her son was like a madman that was ‘playing with water’ within the lake, and it was even like he was putting on a monkey show for others, causing even her who was his mother to feel she’d lost all face.
“Then why did my son shout out your name? What happened before this?” The woman obviously didn’t intent to let Duan Ling Tian off so readily, and she questioned a step further with a low voice.
Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised when faced with the repeated questioning of the woman, and he said unhurriedly, “This matter must start from when I looked for Big Brother Zhang to catch up… Madam, you want me to speak of it in detail?” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian glanced at the woman with a spurious smile on his face.
“Speak.” The woman grunted in a low voice.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and said slowly, “Today, I arrived at the Zhang Clan to catch up with Big Brother Zhang… The Second Young Master arrived suddenly and it slightly exceeded the expectations of me and Big Brother Zhan.”
“After Big Brother Zhang introduced me and Second Young Master, Second Young Master seemed to be extremely interested in me, and he spoke of wanting to spar with me…” When he spoke up to here, Duan Ling Tian paused briefly.