Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-29
The final three months had mostly passed and it was only a single month
away from Xiao Yan’s coming of age ceremony.
Within the clean room, Xiao Yan blankly stared at the green liquid inside
the wood basin. What he was looking at was the last of the Foundation
Elixir. At the final few stages of Duan Qi, it was becoming incredibly
difficult to raise his Duan Qi. Xiao Yan’s 7 Duan Qi hadn’t been
rising by much for the past three months and the feeling of breaking
through to 8 Duan Qi never came to Xiao Yan.
Staring at the basin like a fool for a while, Xiao Yan finally pulled
back his gaze while shaking his head: “Can I use this last Foundation
Elixir to get to 8 Duan Qi?”
Slowly straightening his numb body, Xiao Yan, surprisingly, didn’t
start training. Instead, he took out black clothes from his closet…
The month before the Coming of Age Ceremony, all of the participants in
the ceremony had to attend a test. The test was to eliminate those whose
Dou Qi wasn’t high enough. Those that had more than 7 Duan Qi were
allowed a chance to go into the Dou Qi Hall to find a Qi Method after
completing their Coming of Age Ceremony. On the other hand, those that
were below 7 Duan Qi would lose that chance and be “exiled” to the
clan’s property after the ceremony. Unless they show exceptional talent
or bravery, they would never get a chance to become part of the inner
circle of the Xiao Clan…
Right after he put on his clothes, a light knock came from the door.
“Xiao Yan ge-ge, are you there?”
Hearing a high girly voice, Xiao Yan’s brows jumped while he quickly
buttoned his clothes before hiding the wood basin in a overlooked corner.
After checking that all was fine, he slowly waltzed to the door and
opened the door.
When the door opened, warm sunshine flew onto him and Xiao Yan with the
black clothing seemed especially spirited.
Outside of the door, a young girl wearing a light and refreshing green
robe with a purple cloth belt was patiently waiting for Xiao Yan…
Watching the girl outside of his door, Xiao Yan was shocked for quite a
while before recovering and said: “This early, I thought it was a
goddess that came down but taking a closer look, it was Xun Er!”
Hearing Xiao Yan taunting praise, Xun Er’s agile eyes blinked and her
small mouth curved into a smile. However, from her brows that were almost
in the shape of a crescent moon, one could tell the happiness she felt.
With a hint of happiness in her eyes, Xun Er raised her delicate chin and
started examining the young man in front of her.
After a year’s worth of training, Xiao Yan had grown out of his naivety
and instead, on his delicate and well-figured face were a few hints of
manly charm. After a long period of beat receiving training, his overall
body tone was full of muscles and even though he was covered by a black
shirt, his figure seemed rippling with energy.
Walking out of the room and closing the door, Xiao Yan finally saw the
dumbstruck Xun Er that wasn’t even blinking as she stared at him.
Confused, Xiao Yan took a look of himself and asked: “Is there anything
wrong with me?”
Her beautiful face blushing, Xun Er quickly moved her sight away and
smiled: “Let’s go Xiao Yan ge-ge. Today’s the pre-test for the
Coming of Age Ceremony, are you ready?”
Narrowing his eyes, Xiao Yan shrugged his shoulders while his lips went
up with a stubborn pride. His hands slowly curled into fists as he said:
“The title of cripple, I’ll return it to those that gave it to me
Watching the confident Xiao Yan, Xun Er also nodded her head: “I
believe in Xiao Yan ge-ge!”
“Of course you believe in me; you’ve probably determined what Duan Qi
I’m at already.” Xiao Yan gave her a white eye and helplessly said.
Watching the depressed Xiao Yan, Xun Er slightly nodded her head but
quickly responded: “Getting to 7 Duan Qi from 3 Duan Qi in less than a
year. Xiao Yan ge-ge’s talent, even Xun Er’s talent is far inferior
“Alright let’s go!”
Xiao Yan touched his nose and affectionately tapped Xun Er’s head. Then
he quickly starting taking huge strides to the clan’s training field.
Watching the completely different backline of Xiao Yan, without the
sadness and loneliness from the past, Xun er smiled and muttered: “Xiao
Yan ge-ge, Xun Er knew that you would take back your respect and
On the green rocked training field, at least a hundred boys and girls
were waiting there. Their chatter was like a low roar that spread quite
At the middle of the training field was a huge black monument which was a
testing monument that only clans with quite a bit of power could own
because of its high price. Next to the black monument was the same
impassive tester from 1 year ago.
On an elevated platform to the left of the training field were the
clan’s more prominent members. At the middle of the platform was the
clan leader, Xiao Zhan, surrounded by the three elders.
Inside the field, the about to be tested examinees were all standing.
Those that performed quite highly before didn’t show much stress on
their faces while those that didn’t have much talent had tense and
Xiao Zhan examined the people in the training field with a dark face and
sighed inwardly. Yan Er, can you pass this test?
“Clan leader, it’s almost time! Why isn’t Xiao Yan here yet?” The
second elder furrowed his brows and asked.
Xiao Zhan gave him a sideways glance and said: “It’s not time yet,
why be in such a hurry? The second elder I know isn’t such a hasty
With the rebuttal from Xiao Zhan, the second elder’s face was somewhat
ugly when he coldly retorted: “Even if you gave him that Foundation
Elixir, he can’t possibly get to 7 Duan Qi in one month! You should
stop hoping for some miracle.”
Hearing that, Xiao Zhan’s face flashed with anger. He was also worrying
about that and the second elder hit his soft spot. But right when he was
about respond to the second elder’s barebone words, a slight
disturbance occurred in examinees in the training field.
Looking towards the disturbance, Xiao Zhan saw two shadows slowly coming
over from the end of the path leading to the training field. Their steps
weren’t hurried, as if they were unaffected by today’s test.
Narrowing his eyes to get a better sight of the black clothed young
man’s light smile, Xiao Zhan didn’t know why but he felt much, much
better all of a sudden….