Chapter 909: A Bet
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian spoke again. It terrified everyone present on the scene, except for Cha Bai and his disciple.
What the hell was this Duan Ling Tian doing?!
Apart from Huang Daniu who looked like he was deep in his thoughts and Nangong Chen who still looked aloof, the other eight disciples from Five Element, including Nangong Yi, felt chills creeping down from their heads.
Obviously, they were all shocked to the core by Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Even Nangong Yi, the rightful direct disciple of the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, did not have the courage to provoke Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re going to hell!” After being provoked multiple times by Duan Ling Tian, Cha Bai who was absolutely furious had a frosty look on his face. His eyes were horrifyingly icy as if he was going to devour a certain somebody.
“Peak Master Cha Bai, are you flying into a rage because you’re embarrassed?” Faced with Cha Bai who was enraged, Duan Ling Tian still remained calm and collected as he said nonchalantly, “Or perhaps, you genuinely think you’re not bluffing and I’m making baseless accusations instead?”
When he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, Cha Bai snorted in disdain as he asked, “Isn’t that the case?”
“Peak Master Cha Bai, if you think that you’re not bluffing, and I’m making baseless accusations, let’s have a bet, shall we?” An undetectable glint flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. However, his tone remained calm and cold without any emotions in it.
“A bet?” The moment they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, everyone, including Cha Bai and Hu Fei, could not help but be stunned by it.
“Why do I have to bet with you?” Cha Bai instantly swept a cold glance at Duan Ling Tian disdainfully as he mocked, “Are you even qualified?”
Duan Ling Tian laughed out loud. After he stopped laughing, he mocked in an outrageous manner, “Hahaha! Looks like you dare not, huh, Peak Master Cha Bai?”
“Do you think your taunts would be useful against me?” Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak in the Five Element Sect, had been respected for more than half of his life. What kind of situation had he not seen before? With just one sentence, he had unraveled Duan Ling Tian’s intention. His tone was full of disdain.
After Duan Ling Tian’s intention was unraveled, not only was he not angry, he continued to ask again in a joyful manner, “Then what if I bet with you that Hu Fei did not even manage to comprehend the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept at all?”
“The Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept?” Cha Bai was taken aback. After a while, he began to laugh loudly, “Are you kidding me? Hu Fei, my direct disciple, is originally only a step away from comprehending the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept. Now that he’s out of the Profound Assimilation Formation, you’re telling me that he has yet to comprehend the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept?” As he said this, Cha Bai looked at Duan Ling Tian with a sneer as if he was looking at God’s biggest joke.
Duan Ling Tian did not answer Cha Bai’s question. Instead, he continued to say nonchalantly, “I’ll bet with you that if Hu Fei’s Fire Concept does not have any elevation and is still in the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept, you’ll have to give me a piece of Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment. However, if Hu Fei’s Fire Concept has been raised up to the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept, I’ll switch Peak and become a disciple of Fire Peak instead. Moreover, I’ll swear upon the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that I’ll never betray you for the rest of my life. How’s that?”
Duan Ling Tian’s words had clearly entered Hu Fei’s ears. It stunned him for a moment as if he was hit by some realization.
‘Could it be that my Fire Concept is really like what I’ve sensed? It really did not improve at all?” Hu Fei’s heart jolted as an ominous premonition slowly rose up in his heart.
“I-If… even if that’s true, how did this Duan Ling Tian know about it?” Hu Fei was completely baffled in this regard.
From what he could see, that Profound Assimilation Formation was left behind by a Martial Monarch powerhouse. It was something that was absolutely marvelous. Almost everybody who had entered it would gain great benefits from it. By right, he should not be excluded as well.
Even if he really was excluded, how did this Duan Ling Tian actually find out?
Duan Ling Tian’s words were not only heard by Hu Fei. It was heard by Cha Bai, Qi Feng, and the rest of the people who were present as well.
Duan Ling Tian wanted to have a bet with Cha Bai that Hu Fei’s Fire Concept was not elevated at all and still remained at the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept even after he had come out from the Profound Assimilation Formation. However, if Hu Fei had a breakthrough, he had a lot more to lose!
If he won, he would gain a piece of Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment from Cha Bai. However, he would give himself away to Cha Bai, to Fire Peak, and swear by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that he would never betray Fire Peak for the rest of his life if he lost!
An uproar erupted right away,
Other than Qi Yu and Huang Daniu who were lost in their thoughts, the rest of the people, including Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, were agape.
In their opinions, Duan Ling Tian would definitely lose the bet that he had just made with Cha Bai.
“Perhaps, this Duan Ling Tian actually doesn’t want to stay in Wood Peak and wants to switch to Fire Peak instead. Maybe this bet is just an excuse.”
“Peak Master Cha Bai must have made some serious promises to Duan Ling Tian and asked him to switch to Fire Peak. That must be why he’s tempted to do it now… It’s just that he finds it difficult to blatantly betray Wood Peak, and he’s scared that he’ll become the second Hu and would be looked down by other people. That’s why he’s using this method to switch to Fire Peak instead.”
The Five Element Sect’s disciples who were present at the scene, including Tan Huan and Tian Zhen, could not help but wonder secretly.
Not only that, they really could not figure out why Duan Ling Tian would take the initiative to make such bet with Cha Bai. After all, it’s apparent that he was the one going to lose this bet.
Hu Fei had originally comprehended the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept. Not to mention the fact that he was only just a step away from entering the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept before he entered the Profound Assimilation Formation.
Even if he had just comprehended the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept right before he entered the Profound Assimilation formation, he would still definitely be able to comprehend the Eighth Level Intermediate Fire Concept after he left the Profound Assimilation Formation.
However, at this moment, Duan Ling Tian actually said that Hu Fei still remained at the same spot in his Concept comprehension and that he was still at the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept even after he got out of the Profound Assimilation formation.
This was almost impossible!
Only Qi Yu and Huang Daniu were looking at Duan Ling Tian from afar while they were absorbed in their own thoughts.
‘What is Duan Ling Tian planning to do? Looking at Hu Fei’s expression right now… Don’t tell me…’ Qi Yu observed carefully. Very soon, he noticed something was wrong with Hu Fei’s expression. His heart jolted for a moment.
The scene that was unfolding before his eyes made him feel even more certain that Duan Ling Tian was purposely luring Cha Bai into his own grave. His intention was to obtain the Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment from him.
“This little fellow! If you really need that Thunder Concept Fragment, you can just tell me, you know. Hmm, looks like he doesn’t want to owe me any favor,” Qi Yu muttered to himself. By the time he was done, he could not help but let out a sigh.
“I knew it! The smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face earlier didn’t seem right at all. It’s fishy indeed!” Huang Daniu stared at Duan Ling Tian with a knowing smile at the corner of his mouth. He had an expression that seemingly said, “I knew it! I, your Brother Niu, have long seen through you!”.
Cha Bai was dazzled by Duan Ling Tian’s words. After a moment of silence, he finally regained his senses. His eyes glistened brightly as he stared at Duan Ling Tian before he asked in a loud voice, “A-Are you serious?”
He had to admit that he was indeed very displeased with Duan Ling Tian before this. However, that was because Duan Ling Tian had humiliated his direct disciple, Hu Fei. If Duan Ling Tian was a disciple of Fire Peak, he would not resent Duan Ling Tian at all even if he had humiliated his direct disciple, Hu Fei. Instead, he would be proud that his Fire Peak had a protege that was more outstanding than his direct disciple.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian just said that he would become his disciple and switch to Fire Peak if his direct disciple, Hu Fei, had comprehended the Eight Level Intermediate Fire Concept or higher. Moreover, he was willing to swear by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation and never betray his Fire Peak for the rest of his life! For a moment, Cha Bai was completely overwhelmed with joy. It was to the point that he did not even consider why Duan Ling Tian would make such an absurd bet, why he was willing to sacrifice his entire life just to bet for a Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment.
At this moment, he only knew that he would win without a doubt. Duan Ling Tian would then have to switch over to Fire Peak. Perhaps, it was because of this reason that Duan Ling Tian decided to use himself as the bargaining chip.
Faced with Cha Bai’s loud question, Duan Ling Tian nodded his head and responded with a question while putting on a doubtful look, “That’s right! I wonder if you dare to bet with me, Peak Master Cha Bai?”
“Since you already have the intention to switch to our Fire Peak, why would I refuse it? Duan Ling Tian, don’t you worry. As long as you come to our Fire Peak, Hu Fei and I will put all our disputes with you behind us and will not bring it up again. Not only that, I promise you that Fire Peak will never mistreat you!” Cha Bai, who was so overjoyed that he did not see the bigger picture, answered with a smile.
It was apparent that Cha bai had agreed to Duan Ling Tian’s bet.
“Alright,” Duan Ling Tian smiled as well. It was a brilliant and wonderful smile.
“Wait!” At this moment, Cha Bai’s face suddenly scrunched up as he cried out loudly without any warning.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. Could it be that Cha Bai finally came to his senses?
Or perhaps it was Hu Fei who came to his senses and told him everything, causing him to have a change of heart suddenly?
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian knew that he had been thinking too much.
“Sect Leader, please be the witness to the bet between Duan Ling Tian and me!” In the midst of his joy, Cha Bai did not forget to find Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, to be his witness.
He did that not because he was afraid Duan Ling Tian would go back on his words. However, he was afraid that Qi Yu would intervene afterward.
He was very clear about Qi Yu’s strength. He knew that he was definitely not a match for him.
If Qi Yu really wanted to bring Duan Ling Tian who had already switched to Fire Peak back to Wood Peak, he really could not stop Qi Yu at all. In the end, everything would be in vain.
Guo Chong frowned as he looked at Qi Yu immediately as if trying to ask for his opinion.
Qi Yu nodded his head.
Guo Chong complied with Cha Bai’s wishes when he saw Qi Yu nodding his head. He immediately turned to look and shouted at Hu Fei who was lost in his own thoughts while he stood in the distance, “Hu Fei!”
However, Hu Fei did not respond at all. He just stood there motionlessly like he was possessed.
Cha Bai became anxious right away when he saw that Hu Fei still did not respond.
With just a few steps, Cha Bai walked forward and slapped him on the back of his head. It woke him up from his thoughts.
After Hu Fei finally came to his senses, the first thing that entered his sight was Cha Bai who was standing before him. He hastily cried out in response,”Ma… Master!”
“What are you waiting for? Show your Fire Concept now!” Cha Bai roared as he glared at him anxiously. His voice as loud as thunder.