Chapter 293: The Intentions are Unclear.
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After exiting the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Yue Hongyan creased her brows and returned in front of Lin Feng. Although she had emerged victorious, she was not feeling good.
“What is wrong with Shi Shaogan? That was ridiculous from him!” She said frustratingly.
Zhu Yi, Xiao Budian and the rest of the disciples were unclear of what to say. They wanted to laugh but could not laugh either. They did not know how to explain it to her.
They felt that this matter was silly too and they were amused.
Tuntun said, “What else is there? He is trying to matchmake himself with you. It was so obvious.”
“Kekekeke…” The surroundings were filled with a coughing sound. Xiao Budian slapped her unceremoniously, “You have converted to human form, can you at least speak like a person?”
Yue Hongyan overheard that and her brows creased. She stared ferociously at her.
Zhuge Fengling added on hurriedly, “It was not that exaggerated. He simply just has a crush on you and wanted your love. It was just that…this is not a proper venue for him to do that.”
Yue Hongyan’s rage did not go away, “So it seems he is a lecher.”
“Even if this is the case, it is too ridiculous already. I have never even spoken to him before.”
Zhuge Fengling laughed, “Love at first sight.”
Lin Feng was watching from one side and he pursed his lips, thinking, “That guy will fall in love at first sight with every beauty he sees. No, more accurately speaking, he falls in love at first sight with every beauty whose powers he approves of.”
He looked in the direction of Dao Yuting from the Heaven Lake Sect and sighed, “It has to be my disciple who faces her.”
Shi Xingyun also saw Dao Yuting and realized that her expression was per normal. She also sighed in her heart, “If it was her, things may not be so messy.”
As she listened to the cultivators from other sects mumbling to themselves, Shi Xingyun felt extremely embarrassed.
She looked at Shi Shaogan annoyingly. Although he had lost, he maintained the same cool expression as he exited the Hidden Dragon Gorge. He was just a little lost and walked over to Shi Xingyun, whispering, “Sister, what has happened?”
Ask yourself what happened!
Shi Xingyun wanted to abandon her ladylike image, grab him by the collar and spat on his face. But as she saw that Shi Shaogan was a little lost and did not seem to think that whatever he did previously was wrong, she felt weak.
After that, she saw Shi Shaogan looking at Yue Hongyan regretfully, causing her to shake her head and sigh.
But he regained his spirits after a while. He looked at Dao Yuting and felt that she was very mysterious.
…It was exactly the same as how he looked at Yue Hongyan.
Shi Xingyun saw this and pulled him to herself immediately. She felt helpless.
This brother of hers could confess to a lady in one second and say the same thing to another lady in the next second. What was worst was that he could do that in front of the first lady.
He did not think that anything was wrong with that. In his opinion, he thought that this was natural.
Shi Xingyun sighed while looking up. At many times, she wished that Shi Shaogan was actually a Casanova. Even though that might be bad, at least it was more normal than who he was now.
But even though Shi Shaogan wanted to confess for a second time, he had to wait for Dao Yuting and Wang Lin’s battle to conclude first.
The second match of the round, between Wang Lin and Dao Yuting, was about to start.
Everyone walked towards the Hidden Dragon Gorge, while the elders soared up to watch the competition.
Although there was tension between Lin Feng and Cao Wei, Lin Feng managed to keep calm.
More accurately speaking, he had to keep a calm mind to ponder over other matters. This was because Cao Wei was acting strangely for the first time.
Lin Feng could not sense the aura of an Immortal Soul Stage Elder from him. He was acting like a ruffian, as he was being overly competitive.
But to claim that Cao Wei was such a person, Lin Feng did not believe that he could have made it this far and become the leader of the Heaven Lake Sect with that behavior.
As a matter of fact, Lin Feng had observed the competition between him and Prince Xian of the Left from the Northern Tribes. He could gather a few clues and concluded that this guy was not as reckless as he seemed.
Cao Wei’s present movements seemed to be distracting people around him and covering up his true intentions.
Wagering on his own disciples was something that Cao Wei was likely to initiate. From Cao Wei’s actions of nitpicking on him, Lin Feng deduced that he might be trying to gain something out of this.
“Fire and Ice Fruit?” Lin Feng slightly creased his brows, “It should not be the case. This thing may be miraculous, but to treat it as some kind of treasure will be over the top.”
Lin Feng pondered for a moment and felt that the Fire and Ice Fruit could be Cao Wei’s method of foreshadowing any future actions. Although this thing was useful to him, it was only a minor tool for him.
But Cao Wei’s movements also revealed that his true target may have something to do with the Fire and Ice Fruit.
He could have discovered the aura of the Fire and Ice Fruit from Changchun Peak. The thing that he was seeking after could have something to do with Changchun Peak.
Lin Feng had a dim idea, but he was not entirely sure, “This old bird, what does he really want?”
Although he had a lot of ideas in his head, Lin Feng maintained a calm expression. He watched as Wang Lin and Dao Yuting entered the Hidden Dragon Gorge.
On the other side, Cao Wei looked over aggressively. Lin Feng stared back at him, causing the tension between both parties to rise.
The Blue Pavilion Holy Man looked at Lin Feng before looking at Cao Wei and he thought to himself, “Both of them are sect leaders, but they are acting so childish. How is that acceptable?”
“Hearsay that Cao Wei is someone who exhibits propriety. When he conversed with Lin Feng previously, he had displayed a little of his temperament. Now that the both of them are like that, is there something going on behind the scenes? Or do they have some kind of hatred between themselves?”
Shi Zongyue and the rest looked at Lin Feng and Cao Wei, pondering over what ensued between the both of them. They all maintained their silence and observed what was going on.
Prince Xian of the Left from the Northern Tribes was especially curious. As he looked at Lin Feng and Cao Wei, he started to smile.
The Gambling Holy Man coughed lightly, before saying, “Do the both of you want to lay down a wager again?”
Cao Wei raised his brows, “Of course.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Wager? You miss my Fire and Ice Fruit?”
Cao Wei’s gaze flashed and he did not reply to the question, “What wager do you want to lay again?”
Lin Feng thought for a moment before saying, “I have long heard that the Heaven Lake Snow Fields has a volcano opening. Inside the volcano and deep within the lava contains a rare flower called the Geocentric Fire Lotus. If my disciple wins, we shall use that as the stake, how about that?”
Cao Wei agreed, “No problem.”
Lin Feng laughed, “Do not accept it so readily. Let me say first, the Geocentric Fire Lotus that I want is not just a flower.”
“The roots, stem and the lotus itself, I want it all. I want the entire package.”
Cao Wei squinted his eyes, “Are you trying to take away the Geocentric Fire Lotus from the Heaven Lake Sect?”
“You can graft it too. As to how you want to protect that flower of yours, it depends on your ability.” Lin Feng coolly said. “There is a break between the Foundation Establishment Stage and Aurous Core Stage competition. If you lose, you can use that time to gather the Geocentric Fire Lotus. I do not have so much time to go to the Heaven Lake with you.”
The Immortal Soul Stage Elders came to watch the fun, but none of them could laugh at this point. Lin Feng and Cao Wei were both serious as the stake was too high.
Lin Feng did it intentionally as he wanted to know what Cao Wei wanted from him.
Cao Wei looked at Lin Feng quietly. After a few moments, he nodded his head, “Okay, if your disciple wins, the Geocentric Fire Lotus is yours.”
“But if my disciple wins, I will go to Mount Yujing and cut a piece of the mountain rock to take away.” Cao Wei stared at Lin Feng and said, “Do you dare to bet with me?”
The rest of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders were a little intrigued. Besides being the most fearless sect, the Celestial Sect of Wonders possesses Mount Yujing which could hide itself amongst space, in addition to Lin Feng’s unpredictability. Besides hiding itself, Mount Yujing can also be shifted to various other locations.
Lin Feng looked at Cao Wei and his pupil shrank. His expression did not change and he replied, “I will go with that bet.”
The key to Mount Yujing’s ability to shift around in space was due to the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree at the peak of the mountain.
The power concept of Mount Yujing had something to do with time and space. Lin Feng was also exploring that at the moment.
But Cao Wei’s desire to go to Mount Yujing to cut a piece of the mountain rock left Lin Feng confused. That was because that had nothing to do with the Fire and Ice Fruit.
This left Lin Feng with nothing as he tried to test Cao Wei’s true intentions.
At the end, Lin Feng still could not figure out Cao Wei’s true intentions.
“Do not tell me that my guess is wrong?” Lin Feng thought, “His intention has nothing to do with the Hengduan Mountains and the Fire and Ice Fruit?”
“No, he came to Hengduan Mountains from the Northern Snow Fields for a reason. It is just that he can hold his temperament and not leak anything out, for fear of catching my suspicion.”
Lin Feng was indignant, “But I do not believe you can keep it under wraps forever.”
After both parties had confirmed the bet, the battle between Wang Lin and Dao Yuting in the Hidden Dragon Gorge had also started. It was heated right from the start.
Facing Dao Yuting who was in the advanced stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage, learned the mantras of the Heaven Lake Sect and was extremely talented, Wang Lin entered the Destructive Stage of the River of Styx right from the beginning. All his powers were converted to the dark and powerful Destructive Powers, which reeked of destruction and disaster.
Dao Yuting did not conserve either. Pale white flames emerged from around her body. Although they were flames, they revealed a chilly aura. It was the signature abhijna of the Heaven Lake Sect, Icy Blaze.
As she controlled the Icy Blaze, Dao Yuting made an unpredictable move. As she made her move at the start, she also dashed straight towards Wang Lin.