Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-296
After walking out from the alchemist association, Xiao Yan returned
directly to the inn where he was staying at. He rested a couple of hours
in the inn until he had recovered to his peak before he left the inn. He
then walked to the Nalan clan to begin today’s poison removing session.
Although he knew that the ‘Searing Poison’ within his body would
become denser each time he helped Nalan Jie remove the poison, Xiao Yan
could only continue in this manner in order to get the powerful energy
contained in the ‘Searing Poison’ and the ‘Seven Magical Green
Spirit Saliva’. However, regardless of how abnormal the ‘Searing
Poison’ was, he was not extremely concerned. After all, with the
‘Green Lotus Core Flame’ protecting his body, Xiao Yan believed that
he could contend with the ‘Searing Poison’ even if it erupted inside
After these few days where Nalan Jie and Nalan Su, personally saw him
off, the entire Nalan clan had all come to know Xiao Yan as a young man
with a cold expression. Therefore, when they saw his figure, not only did
they not step forward to block him, they also respectfully bowed and
greeted him when he passed by.
Currently, the sky had already turned dark. However, the Nalan clan
remained brightly lit. The members of the clan came and went on the
paths, much like a marketplace.
Xiao Yan walked past a couple of small paths with great familiarity and
the spacious large hall of the Nalan clan once again appeared in his
sight. He slowly walked closer. Waves of noisy laughter that were mixed
with some melodies were emitted from the hall. This caused Xiao Yan, who
liked serenity to frown slightly.
Slowly walking into the hall, Xiao Yan lifted his eyes and glanced
around. He saw that there were quite a number of people sitting within.
They were smiling and conversing with each other, as if it was a fun
Standing by the door, Xiao Yan’s gaze swept through the interior of the
hall and was somewhat surprised to find that not only Liu Ling and Little
Princess were present, but even Ya Fei was among them. The current her
was wearing a red colored tight dress. A snow white fur coat covered her
shoulders, adding a little grace and luxury to her appearance. Her
beautiful and enchanting curves caused quite a number of men’s gazes to
secretly shoot over to her.
“Looks like I came at an inappropriate time…”
Eyeing this lively hall, Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head. He was just
about to turn around and return when a female’s gentle voice suddenly
sounded from his side, “Mister Yan Xiao, since you are here, why
don’t you come in and rest for a while.”
Hearing the voice, Xiao Yan tilted his head and eyed the delicate beauty
standing beside a pillar. His indifferent face involuntarily became a
little warmer. However, following closely after that, his face once again
recovered its indifferentness as he said, “There’s no need. Nalan
xiao-jie, I like silence and really don’t enjoy these kinds of
The beauty that appeared beside the pillar was naturally the most
precious person of the Nalan clan, Nalan Yanran. She was currently
standing prettily by the pillar. Her exquisite and peerless face
contained a gentle smile. The wide sleeves, moon colored clothes that
only a member of the Misty Cloud Sect could wear, occasionally revealed
the graceful curves underneath. When comparing her figure, she did not
appear to be any worse that Ya Fei. However, their auras were completely
Seeing the current Nalan Yanran, Xiao Yan could not help but admit that
during these three years, she had indeed changed from that spoiled youth
back then to the current matured lady who had a refined presence. For
such a lady, it would not be strange if one said that she was courted by
all the men within thousands of kilometers.
However, regardless of how Nalan Yanran changed, the one that was
imprinted in Xiao Yan’s mind like a brand was always that spoiled girl
who had forcefully broke the engagement in the Xiao clan, making things
difficult for his father back then. Therefore, it had been difficult for
Xiao Yan to display any nice expressions toward her.
“Mister Yan Xiao, I heard that during the Alchemist Association’s
internal test this time around your results were quite good.” Nalan
Yanran had been seeing Xiao Yan’s icy face whenever they met during
these couple of days. Therefore, Nalan Yanran did not withdraw because of
his current expression. She slowly walked forward and said with a smile,
As he sniffed the fragrance that shrouded around him, Xiao Yan’s
footsteps moved toward the other side without anyone noticing. Xiao Yan
did not feel that it was strange for her to know about the result of the
Alchemist Association’s internal test. With the Nalan clan’s strength
in the Jia Ma Empire, it was not difficult to know about this little bit
of information. Moreover, in order to please her, what would that Liu
Ling not say…
“Luck” Xiao Yan said, shaking his head faintly. He spoke as if he
cherished each word like precious gold, only spending a little at a time.
His gaze did not even turn to Nalan Yanran as he spoke; he remained in
This indifferentness of Xiao Yan that isolated people far away from him
caused Nalan Yanran to feel a little headache. In so many years, the
young man in front of her was the first male to treat her so coldly. She
smiled bitterly and shook her head, intending to cease speaking. However,
she was about to step away when a numb gentle laughter that could cause
men to feel their legs grow weak suddenly sounded behind them.
“Hehe, Nalan xiao-jie, there are many people waiting for you inside.
Yet you are leisurely chatting with someone here.”
Hearing this familiar laughter, Xiao Yan turned his head. He eyed the
bewitching woman who was carrying a cup of red wine and lazily leaning
against the door. His cold and indifferent face melted slightly.
“Hello Mister Yan Xiao. We meet again.” Ya Fei smiled and walked
forward as she waved her transparent winecup at Xiao Yan. Her long pretty
eyelashes emitted a fox demon like cunningness.
“Why? Is Mister Yan Xiao and Ya Fei close?” Hearing Ya Fei’s
greeting, Nalan Yanran’s eyebrows twitched without leaving a trace as
she asked with a smile.
“Yan Xiao and I have known each other for a few years and our
relationship is quite good.” Ya Fei said and gave yet another smile.
Her eyes rotated and swept toward Xiao Yan as she said with a smile still
on her face, “Am I right, Mister Yan Xiao?”
Xiao Yan shrugged his shoulders and took the winecup from Ya Fei’s hand
in an offhanded manner. After which, he emptied it into his mouth in
front of the latter’s slightly red pretty face. He said with a smile,
“Why are you here?”
Ya Fei grabbed the winecup from Xiao Yan’ hand and angrily said with a
slightly red face, “You really are too rude…”
Xiao Yan smiled as he stared at Ya Fei’s red and sleek face. The
latter’s enchanting loveliness really moved people’s hearts. No
wonder back at Wu Tan City, there were countless of men who shoved until
their heads were injured as they rushed to the auction house in order to
see Ya Fei’s appearance.
“Back then, father also appeared to have such symptoms. An old bull
eating the tender glass is not a good act…” Xiao Yan’s hand slowly
fondled his chin as he suddenly thought mischievously in his heart.
TL: An old bull eating the tender glass = an old man having a woman much
younger than him
Nalan Yanran stood on one side and eyed these two people who had some
signs of flirting. Her exquisite face became a little unnatural. She had
originally thought that Xiao Yan’s coldness was caused by his
character. However, when she saw the warmth in his smile between him and
Ya Fei, she saw that it was completely void of the coldness that he had
when treating her.
“Mister Yan Xiao, Ya Fei xiao-jie, you can continue to chat. I will go
first. Sorry.” Nalan Yanran bowed slightly to the two of them, turned
around and walked into the large hall, leaving the moving figure of her
back for them to see.
As he watched Nalan Yanran’s back, which had left, Xiao Yan did not
have any intention of staying any longer. He pursed up his lips and
tasted the remaining taste of the red wine in his mouth.
“Little fellow. You got some guts to actually take advantage of elder
sister…” After Nalan Yanran left, Ya Fei’s eyebrows became vertical
as she spoke to Xiao Yan with annoyance.
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept passed Ya Fei’s face and finally stopped on
those seductive red lips. He recalled the fascinating thought of the two
of them drinking from the same winecup a moment ago. A smile surfaced on
the corner of his mouth.
As her mouth was being stared at by Xiao Yan, Ya Fei naturally knew what
he was thinking. Immediately, an embarrassed redness flew onto her pretty
face as she stomped her feet and scolded, “If you continue to act
strangely, don’t blame elder sister for shouting your real name.”
Seeing her embarrassed expression, Xiao Yan smiled and appropriately
withdrew his gaze. “Why are you here?”
“The matter of Grandfather Nalan gradually recovering is a big thing in
the Nalan clan. As a business partner of the Nalan clan, us, the Primer
clan was naturally among those invited.” Ya Fei faced the interior of
the hall and fondled her snow white chin. She smiled and said,
“Naturally, other than us the Primer clan, the people inside are mostly
strengths which are quite well known in the Jia Ma Sacred City.”
“Che, they have begun celebrating when the ‘Searing Poison’ has not
even been completely removed? Isn’t this a little too early?” Hearing
the information, Xiao Yan could not help but shake his head and said with
his lips curled.
“Ha ha. This is also because Grandfather Nalan trusts your ability.
Although, even I did not expect that you would really be able to remove
the ‘Searing Poison’ from Grandfather Nalan’s body. You should know
that it is the ‘Searing Poison’ which even Pill-King Gu He had a
headache over. Now, news about you is being spread between many different
strengths in the empire.” Ya Fei’s pretty eyes stared at Xiao Yan as
she said with some astonishment. Back then, when she recommended that he
come to the Nalan clan, she had only adopted the thought of simply giving
it a try. She had never thought that Xiao Yan would actually be able to
cure Grandfather Nalan.
“If it were not for that ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit Saliva’, I
would not be here…” Xiao Yan gaze swept over the large hall as he
“You have also seen Nalan Yanran, but you are much more calm than I had
expected.” Ya Fei said and gave a mischievous smile.
“The one who saw her is Yan Xiao and not Xiao Yan…” Xiao Yan
crossed his ten fingers. His gaze stared at the delicate woman who had
become the center of attention the moment she walked into the hall. His
dark black eyes contained an iciness.
Ya Fei sighed and shook her head. She did not continue to inquire about
this issue. Instead, she said with yet another smile, “Let’s go. Go
in and take a look. Our clan head really wants to meet you, the
outstanding young man who could cause Old Hai to show fear.”
“Please. Little fellow, Elder Sister has helped you so much. You cannot
cause Elder Sister to lose face…” Seeing that Xiao Yan intended to
leave, Ya Fei’s delicate hands were put together and she continued to
“Ah, you are making people make stupid decisions…” Ya Fei was born
with an enchanting aura. Adding this little girl like manner to it, Xiao
Yan could only smile bitterly and shake his head at this visual assault.
He waved his hand and helplessly said, “Alright. Let’s go and see.”
Seeing that Xiao Yan had agreed, a joy immediately surfaced on Ya Fei’s
pretty face. The little girl manner of her face instantly disappeared.
She then turned around and elegantly led the way in front. Watching this
swift change of hers, Xiao Yan bitterly smiled and sighed. He could only
They walked through the main door. The noisiness inside once again caused
Xiao Yan to frown slightly. Ya Fei knew he liked quietness and hurriedly
extended her delicate hand to pull him swiftly through the crowd.
With Ya Fei’s appearance, it was natural that she would easily catch
people’s eyes. Immediately, numerous gazes were shot over. When these
gazes saw that Ya Fei’s and Xiao Yan’s hands which were being held
together, they became momentarily blank. They immediately stared at the
ordinary looking Xiao Yan with strange gazes. The current Ya Fei could
also be considered a famous person in the Jia Ma Sacred City. At such an
age, she already controlled the huge Primer Auction House Headquarters.
This was the first time this had happened in the Primer clan. Moreover,
she managed the auction house until it was in perfect order. This caused
many people who had called her a flower vase to become quite shocked.
TL: Flower vase – used to describe a beautiful woman who has no brains
Although Ya Fei was warm on the surface and appeared extremely easy to
converse with, people who were familiar with her knew that this
enchanting, stunning creature had some sort of resistance to men. It was
easy to be an ordinary friend, but if one wanted to progress to the next
stage, it was fraught with difficulty. Therefore, when they saw that Ya
Fei was actually holding hands with a man whose appearance was not great,
their gazes were naturally a little strange.
Of course, with Ya Fei’s appearance and aura, there was no shortage of
admirers in the hall. The gazes that these people used to watch Xiao Yan
were filled with sourness and fury.
The various different kinds of gazes around him did not cause any changes
on Xiao Yan’s face. He allowed Ya Fei to pull him as she pleased as his
expression calmly endured those heated gazes.
As they passed through the crowd, Ya Fei’s footsteps suddenly came to a
stop. Xiao Yan’s gaze leaped over her and eyed the quiet seats in a
corner. At that spot, a white haired old man was smiling as he conversed
with those around him. His slightly strict old face faintly seeped out
“He is the head of our Primer clan, Primer Tengshan.” Ya Fei softly
introduced. After which, she appeared to have sensed something and
quickly released Xiao Yan’s hand. Her delicate fingers pulled aside the
black hair on her forehead. Standing behind her, Xiao Yan could notice
that the tender tip of her ears had become much redder.
“Oh.” Xiao Yan randomly nodded his head. He followed Ya Fei and
slowly walked onto the platform. After which, her footsteps came to a
stop. Ya Fei then swiftly stepped forward, bent her body and softly said
something to the old man’s ear.
A long while later, the old man smiled and nodded. He raised his head,
eyed Xiao Yan and stood up. He smiled and said, “Young friend Yan Xiao.
I have heard about you for a long time and am pleased to finally meet
you. I am the head of the Primer clan, Primer Tengshan.”
“I am just a nameless person. How could I be worth anything for Clan
Head Tengshan to care about?” Xiao Yan smiled and said.
“There aren’t many people in the Jia Ma Empire who are able to
receive such treatment from Old Hai. How could you young friend be
considered nameless?” Primer Tengshan said with another smile.
Xiao Yan smiled without speaking. He quietly muttered in his heart,
“Looks like Hai Bo Dong relationship with the Primer clan is not an
ordinary one. Don’t tell me that old fellow is also a member of the
“Ke ke, young friend Yan Xiao, please take a seat.” Primer Tengsan
smiled and gave the seat beside him to Xiao Yan. He stepped back a
little, smiled and said after he saw Xiao Yan take his offer, “Young
friend Xiao Yan, your result at the Alchemist Association test this time
around was quite good. Congratulations.”
“Ah, I wonder if this Alchemist Association is purposefully letting
leak the information or is their secret preservation skills extremely
terrible. Why is it that everyone knows…” Hearing Primer Tengshan’s
words, Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head. He could only adopt a pretence
and be courteous.
“During this period of time that young friend Yan Xiao is in the Jia Ma
Sacred City, you can directly go and look for Ya Fei if there is anything
you need help with, especially since you and her are old friends.”
Primer Tengshan said with a smile. Between his words, he described Xiao
Yan and Ya Fei’s relationship in a very ambiguous way.
Hearing this, Xiao Yan tilted his head and watched Ya Fei who had lifted
the red wine and tasting it elegantly. Perhaps she had understood the
meaning between Primer Tengshan words. Under the reflection of the red
wine, her enchanting pretty face became an increasingly attractive sleek
Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head. He could only give a vague response.
After Hai Bo Dong’s reminder, Primer Tengshan was currently thinking of
all the different methods to become closer to Xiao Yan. The usual strict
expression had already been withdrawn. Replacing it was a smile that was
extremely warm. That gentle manner caused those nearby who were on
familiar terms with Primer Tengshan to be astonished. They began to
quietly guess Xiao Yan’s identity in their hearts.
Being the clan head, Primer Tengshan was naturally quite talkative.
Moreover, there was still Ya Fei who would occasionally smile and gently
interrupt the conversation. The atmosphere here appeared extremely