Chapter 572: You Better Watch Your Father
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Tianhao looked at Shi Tianyi and tilted his head with a fierce gaze in his eyes. He bared his teeth in a smile and said, “In these three days, you better watch your father. If not, he won’t be able to watch our match.”
He said that jestingly but no one on-scene laughed. Everyone could feel from his body an uncontrollable killing intent.
Decades ago, Shi Tianyi’s father was the one who chased Shi Tianhao’s family away. Not too long ago, he was the one who instigated the trap to kill Shi Tianhao’s parents.
Hearing Shi Tianhao’s words, all those who supported Shi Tianyi felt a panic rising in their hearts. Shi Tianyi’s father too felt his face growing hot.
Everything that just happened however proved that Shi Tianhao’s words were not false. Enemies crossed paths easier and his Big Uncle here was in mortal danger.
Someone saw that the Xuan Lin Holy Man and Shi Wu were both on-scene. They became braver and just as they were about to berate Shi Tianhao, they saw Lin Feng by his side, emotionless. They quickly swallowed their words.
Lin Feng’s gaze swept past Shi Tianyi. His good right eye flashed.
The tall cultivator with polycoria took a deep breath and looked down without saying anything.
Lin Feng’s gaze then passed him and landed on the Xuan Lin Holy Man. He said calmly, “Don’t come up with all your tricks. Not only will you lose respect for no good reason, there may even be hell to pay.”
Speaking from the heart, Lin Feng believed that Bai Xiqian and Ding Runfeng acted on their own accord. For someone like the Xuan Lin Holy Man, he would not even bother with these tiny details.
It may be possible that Bai Xiqian and Ding Runfeng did not even want to act against the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. They probably became pissed off after hearing the words of the Path of Hell cultivators.
However, their skills were not enough and in the end, they made a fool out of themselves while boosting Yue Hongyan’s, Li Yuanfang’s and Luo Qingwu’s fame.
Bai Xiqian was crippled by Yue Hongyan. Her injuries were extremely serious and even the Great Void Sect’s treatments may not heal her.
Yue Hongyan’s spear not only pierced a hole through her physical body but it injured Bai Xiqian’s soul too. Her aurous core was completely shattered and if she could live, that would be miraculous.
However, for a girl used to pampering like her, her fall from grace was more painful than death. It would have been preferable had Yue Hongyan just killed her earlier on.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man’s gaze was calm as he stared at Lin Feng, “From the start till now, who is the coming up with tricks?”
“Ever since you appeared, you took the riskier, less-trodden path. While you and your sect is more and more well-known and more firmly established, I can still see that you are in a rush to carve a name out for yourself, till the point where you may appear too hasty.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man returned Lin Feng’s gaze and continued, “I don’t know why do you behave as such, but I can be sure that a certain reason is compelling you to act this way. Your current predicament may appear glorious, but in reality, you are swimming against the currents. If you don’t advance, you will be swept away by it.”
“You cannot win.”
Lin Feng’s expression did not change. He continued to look nonchalant and otherworldly as he said, “Which mortal isn’t swimming against the currents?”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man nodded his head and said calmly, “You’re right. Hence, I won’t waste words talking to you about today’s events. Everyone will come to light three days later.”
“I’ll see you in three days,” smiled Lin Feng. His disciple wasn’t the one who was crippled and hence, he could afford not to care.
However, with the Xuan Lin Holy Man’s usual style of doing things, he probably had some other intention in mind by letting the events of today pass so quickly. Lin Feng could not figure out what was it but he decided to react accordingly when the time came.
Three days later, he would counter whatever move the Xuan Lin Holy Man may have.
While this was the Shi Family’s territory, the main character at the moment was not Shi Wu. Instead, Shi Wu did not behave like the host or owner. He said nothing from start to finish as he just looked at the exchange between Lin Feng and the Xuan Lin Holy Man.
The Xuan Lin Holy Man then looked at Shi Tianyi and his father. He raised his hand a white cloud enveloped the both of them. With the nourishing power of the white cloud, Shi Tianyi’s father appeared better.
Shi Tianyi, at this point in time, completely retracted aggressive gaze. However, he continued to look at Shi Tianhao.
Shi Tianhao looked back at him. He saw the Xuan Lin Holy Man bring Shi Tianyi away into the Shi Family Mansion and then he smiled suddenly. He extended his right hand and placed it on his neck and made a cut-throat motion to Shi Tianyi.
Shi Tianyi’s gaze flashed coldly. He said nothing as he disappeared with the Xuan Lin Holy Man.
“My purpose here today is to bring back the stuff my grandfather and my parents left behind,” Shi Tianhao shrugged his shoulders and looked at Shi Wu.
Many years ago, his family lived in the residence in Xiling City and not their ancestral home. Hence, many of his parents’ possessions were here. They were in the hands of their sympathizers.
Shi Tianhao swept the few Shi Family members with his gaze and said with a smile, “I’ll claim my debt three days later. I believe the lot of you prefer that date too.”
He had already identified those who had ill-treated his family all those years ago.
Those members of the Shi Family were silent. They hoped from the bottom of their hearts that Shi Tianhao would be settled by Shi Tianyi three days later.
“Help yourself,” said Shi Wu. He clasped his hands in the direction of Lin Feng, turned and disappeared.
Lin Feng looked at Shi Wu’s disappearing outline and smiled slightly. He did not say much. After Shi Tianhao collected his things, they left.
After leaving the Shi Family Mansion, Lin Feng and his disciples walked quietly on the main street. Shi Tianhao appeared to have become an entirely different person. He was silent as he followed behind Lin Feng.
“Are you thinking about your family?” Lin Feng asked without turning his back.
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said after a long while, “When I last entered the Void Battleground, I did not get any news about them. I miss them very much.”
He was still emotionally stable. This time, he brought the Fires of Life of his grandfather and his parents. As long as their Fires of Life did not extinguish, it meant that their lives were free from danger.
When Lin Feng brought them to bring Wang Lin back, he left his Avatar of Ares in it just before he left.
Shi Tianhao knew about that and hence, his heart was still at ease.
However, after he returned to the Shi Family Mansion, a sense of longing resurfaced.
As the two of them walked, they turned a corner and saw a few people waiting for them. One of them wore a purple robe with a white overcoat. That was Lin Feng’s second disciple, Zhu Yi.
By Zhu Yi’s side was a slightly younger youth who also wore a purple robe like Zhu Yi. He too smiled when he saw Lin Feng and Shi Tianhao. That was Lin Feng’s fifth disciple, Yang Qing.
By Zhu Yi’s side, there was a young girl in a yellow dress. When she saw Lin Feng, she bowed and said, “Junior Shi Xingyun offers her greetings to Senior Lin.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “There’s no need for formality.” When he used his King of the Boundless Sea Physical Spell Body to help Zhu Yi advance to the Nascent Soul stage earlier, Zhu Yi already reported some things to him.
In the period Zhu Yi was preparing for his examinations, Shi Xingyun led another delegation to Tianjing City and due to a fortuitous turn of events, Zhu Yi and she cooperated after he killed a late-Nascent Soul stage cultivator under Liang Yuan. Together, they were able to destroy the evil cult under Liang Yuan’s command.
After Zhu Yi had finished his examinations, he was supposed to reject the Great Zhou Empire’s offer of a civil service job. However, who knew that the Zhou Emperor, Liang Pan, offered him a job as an envoy of the Great Zhou Empire to the Great Qin Empire? In that capacity, Zhu Yi was supposed to engage in a literary exchange with the Great Qin Empire.
Hence, Zhu Yi followed Shi Xingyun and her delegation back to Xiling City. The Great Zhou Empire’s delegation naturally followed them.
Liang Pan seemed to wish to take advantage of the situation. Members of the delegation moved quickly and right after their names were confirmed, they headed straight to Xiling City and were able to reach before the battle between Shi Tianhao and Shi Tianyi.
Zhu Yi and the rest reached on the same day as Lin Feng, but slightly earlier. Before Lin Feng and Shi Tianhao entered the Palace, the Qin Emperor Shi Yu had already seen the Great Zhou Empire’s delegation.
After she paid her respects to Lin Feng, Shi Xingyun looked at Shi Tianhao and sighed quietly, “Tianhao, your parents will be proud of you.”
Earlier on, during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, Shi Xingyun said the same thing. Then, it came from the bottom of her heart. When she said it now, however, there was a slight difference to it.
“Thank you Sister Xingyun,” smiled Shi Tianhao.
After hearing Shi Tianhao’s words, a smile crossed Shi Xingyun’s face. She said softly, “Tianhao, you need to be careful. When Shi Tianyi was younger, he often entered the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land. The Ancient Land’s environment was similar to the Dragon Battle Arena’s and hence, he’s familiar with both.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “Yeah, I know. Your father permitted me to enter the Heavenly Dragon Ancient Land to familiarize myself with the environment too.”
“Shi Tianyi spent an entire year there. I don’t have that much time. But it doesn’t matter,” said Shi Tianhao calmly, “It doesn’t change the result.”
Shi Xingyun said, “It’s good to be confident.”
“Speaking of which, Sister Xingyun, what about you and my Second Senior?” Shi Tianhao started laughing all of a sudden. Shi Xingyun shook her head vigorously and said, “It’s not what you think it is. In all honesty, I learned much from Zhu Yi.”
Zhu Yi took shook his head as he laughed as he pointed at Shi Tianhao and said, “You are still full of nonsense.”
Shi Tianhao giggled and said, “Don’t say that, Second Senior. Big Senior already brought Sister Zhener back to the mountain. When’s your turn?”
“Is this something that we should be comparing?” Zhu Yi sounded both annoyed and amused.
Yang Qing and Shi Xingyun looked at them from the side and smiled without saying anything. Only Xiao Budian, Shi Tianhao, could render Zhu Yi in such a state.
Lin Feng too smiled at his disciples. However, at this moment, he felt a tug in his heart. An odd smile appeared on his face as he turned his gaze to the other direction.
“Finally.” Lin Feng sensed for a while and then he arched his eyebrows. “Why is there only one?”