Chapter 20: An Accident Breaks Out
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
With his gaze on Lin Feng, Xiao Yan opened his mouth asking, “Since senior is saying this, are you indicating that you have a way to help me defeat Murong Yanran three years later?”
Lin Feng smiled cooly, “Naturally I have a way, but the final result still has to look at how determined you are and how much effort you are willing to put in.”
“A master initiates the apprentice, but their skill depends on their own efforts. A rotten tree is in the end unable to achieve greatness.”
Xiao Yan’s twin brows rose up, “I don’t know if in senior’s eyes I am a rotten tree or a rough diamond, but I dare to say that my determination will absolutely not falter, I will do my utter best.”
The black-clothed youth’s gaze was filled with resolution, “No matter how much pain, I am able to bear it. No matter how great the trouble, I will overcome it!”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “If it’s like this then acknowledge me as your master, I will take you in.”
“I also have to acknowledge you as my master?” Xiao Yan was a bit hesitant.
Lin Feng said as a matter of factly, “Anyone who enters under my teaching I will definitely teach them my all. What I want is a successor, not a half-minded opportunist.”
Xiao Yan thought for a moment and then prepared to accept it.
Seeing him about to accept, Lin Feng’s heart instantly heated up. But closely afterward he sensed a slightly familiar mana fluctuation approaching the lakeside.
Twisting his head and looking over, he saw petite, purple figure rapidly rushing over.
Yan Mingyue also discovered it, her gaze looking towards the purple figure together with Lin Feng. Xiao Yan followed their gazes and looked over, becoming slightly dazed, “It’s Zhen’er?
Lin Feng secretly frowned. At such a critical moment new problems unexpectedly cropping up is what he fears the most. Even if he covets Xiao Zhen’er’s talent, right now he doesn’t wish for her to get involved and bring about more variables to the matter of him taking Xiao Yan in as his disciple.
“I don’t wish to see other people. Go greet her and see what she wants, I will wait for you here.” Lin Feng said indisputably, directly ordering Xiao Yan to go and dismiss Xiao Zhen’er.
Xiao Yan looked at Lin Feng and then looked at Yan Mingyue at the side, in the end still nodding his head and heading towards Xiao Zhen’er, stopping her far away.
Lin Feng could feel Xiao Zhen’er’s surveying gaze sweeping towards him, but unsure of what excuse Xiao Yan used, he brought her and walked over towards a further area.
Yan Mingyue stared at Xiao Zhen’er’s back, her gaze filled with a radiant splendour, “The relationship between Xiao Yan and this Miss Zhen’er is extremely good, this could also be considered another fortuitous opportunity.”
Lin Feng knows that in these three years she’s been hiding in Xiao Yan’s ring the whole time, maybe she already discovered the abnormalities of Xiao Zhen’er.
“In this life, anybody that you meet is a type of opportunity, although whether or not it will affect your future is hard to say.” Lin Feng very casually said.
Yan Mingyue glanced at him, “Fellow Taoist Lin’s opinion is somewhat similar to that of Buddhism’s.”
Lin Feng smiled noncommittally, the majority of his concentration right now was all focused on the Heavenly Cage Mantra in the ring.
He tried to use his own mana to grasp the principles of the Heavenly Cage Mantra but was met with little success. Thinking of it, it had made a lot of sense, if the Heavenly Cage Mantra was so easy to see through then how could it become the Great Void Sect’s secret skill?
But for the current Lin Feng he has to crack and understand the principles of the Heavenly Cage Mantra within a short period of time or else the remnant Taotie’s spirit will reappear.
At that time Yan Mingyue will of course act to suppress it again, but Lin Feng will then have revealed his true situation. Naturally, he won’t be able to continue acting like a sagely master and Xiao Yan, the disciple that was already in his hands will also be lost.
While they were talking, Xiao Budian was standing at the side the whole time behaving well, but in the end, he was still just a child who is not even four years old yet. Very quickly his attention was attracted by a little red bird that flew over the lake.
The corner of Lin Feng’s eye swept over Xiao Budian who was restless, saying gruffly, “Go play by yourself,but don’t run too far.”
“Thank you, master!” Xiao Budian let out a cheer, stretching out his body and chasing after the little red bird.
Yan Mingyue’s eyes stared at Xiao Budian’s disappearing figure, exclaiming in a low voice, “And fellow Taoist Lin says that it’s not easy finding disciples, the talent of this little disciple of yours is virtually unmatched in the world.”
“Besides one of my seniors, I have never seen anyone who was able to reach the level 4 of Qi Disciple stage at such a young age.”
Lin Feng smiled uncaringly, “Don’t say this in front of him, little kids cannot be praised. Once they start to get smug it’ll be difficult to scale them back.”
Lin Feng was secretly laughing in his heart. You, the Great Void Sect, may be filled with prodigious geniuses, but the current Xiao Budian has still yet to display his true talent.
If not for the fact that he was harmed by his clan brother, Xiao Budian was a person that was born at the foundation establishment stage.
Although the Great Void Sect’s mega pool of prodigies still makes Lin Feng incredibly red-eyed.
He used the talent probe in the system tools before to secretly test Yan Mingyue, but he only obtained one notice from the system.
“Target matches the criterion but already has a master, needs to abolish the current master-disciple relationship to be able to become the host’s disciple.”
Lin Feng said in his heart, “Looks like those who already are with a master cannot be taken as disciples if I want to steal disciples then I will first need to incite the person to betray their original school and then I can take them as a disciple.”
Yan Mingyue frowned slightly, “That seems to be a fire hummingbird, this kind of spiritual creature is very rare, before I’ve only seen them at the Intense Flaming Sword Sect. I’ve never heard of fire hummingbirds in the Wuzhou region.”
Lin Feng was busy in the middle of studying the Heavenly Cage Mantra, casually replying, “Maybe someone had brought it over…”
Half way through his sentence Lin Feng’s voice abruptly stopped.
Dammit, it could only be the Intense Flaming Sword Sect!
“Little red birdy, don’t run!”
Xiao Budian chased after the little red bird from behind, passing through a little forest he saw the red little bird land on the shoulder of a red-clothed person.
The person stood amongst a group of red-clothed people. A dozen people stood together, their mana surging had caused the area around them to be incredibly hot. Standing beside them was like standing beside the mouth of a volcano.
Amongst them, two of the people had mana as deep as the sea, powerful and endless, they were Foundation Establishment stage cultivators.
And the red-haired old man with a fierce appearance was at the very front, he displayed a calm look but the pressure that he brought to Xiao Budian was even greater than all of the other people combined.
“Ah!” Even though Xiao Budian is little, he is a precocious child and his eyes were very sharp. With a glance he recognized one of the red-robed youths standing in the group of people, it was precisely that Intense Flaming Sword Sect disciple that he had left behind in the mountains.
This person was respectfully saying towards the red-haired old man, “Elder Li, this is this child that I had seen.”
“You had looked everywhere but still can’t find it, and when you turn around and it’s right there.” The red-haired old man sized up Xiao Budian, his gaze revealing a hint of astonishment, slowly nodding his head, “Excellent, excellent! Truly an outstanding gift and talent.”
He walked over to Xiao Budian with big strides, bluntly saying, “Kid, come with me. From today onwards you are now a disciple of the Intense Flaming Sword Sect!”
Xiao Budian blinked his eyes, “But old grandpa, I already have a master.”
Elder Li with red hair slightly cocked his eyebrows, “You don’t know how to behave, kid, since I said you are a disciple of the Intense Flaming Sword Sect, you are and can only be a disciple of the Intense Flaming Sword Sect!”
“Old Grandpa, I think it’s better if I go.” Xiao Budian retreated a few steps back, suddenly turning around and running away.
Elder Li let out a cold snort. A foundation establishment stage cultivator of the Intense Flaming Sword Sect stood out beside him, extending his palm and opening it, his mana turned into boundless flames, directly detaining Xiao Budian below it like a massive cover.