Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-34
Watching the black clothed young man with his hands behind his back, the
whole field was quiet again.
On the high platform, Xiao Zhan’s smile slowly widened before finally,
he couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
Hearing the gleeful laughter from Xiao Zhan, the three elders looked at
each other and sighed. However, they didn’t try to do anything else
against Xiao Yan. The potential displayed by Xiao Yan gave them a sense
of defeat. 4 Duan Qi in 1 year was something that would make anyone
shocked, their sons and grandsons, wouldn’t hope to ever have that pace.
With a light heart, Xiao Zhan clapped while announcing: “Xiao Ke zhi-er
has lost. Hopefully you will continue to train hard!”
TL: Zhi-er is Nephew in Chinese
In the training field, the pale faced Xiao Ke heard the announcement and
drooped his head in disappointment. Taking a look at the black clothed
young man not far from him, he recalled about how he had insulted the
very person, calling him a “cripple” just a year ago. Now one year
later, the “cripple” was quite close to the top of the clan and far
above him. This extreme difference made Xiao Ke recall the words he had
heard in the hall just a few months before: “ Thirty years east, thirty
years west, don’t you dare bully me because I’m poor now!”
Shaking his head with a bitter smile, Xiao Ke got up with some
difficulty. Slightly bowing to Xiao Yan, Xiao Ke’s voice had lost all
of its arrogance from before: “Xiao Yan Biao-di, you won.
Congratulations on your recovery!”
Nodding, Xiao Yan’s gaze slowly swept across the training field and
those that met his dark pupils all turned away their gaze with
nervousness and unease.
His gaze pausing on Xiao Mei who was staring at him, Xiao Yan twisted his
face to face the clansmen that didn’t pass and asked with a smile:
“Is there anyone else who would like to challenge me?”
Watching Xiao Yan, the clansmen that were eager to challenge Xiao Yan
before Xiao Ke went up all closed their mouths and looked up at the sky
as if Xiao Yan’s words had nothing to do with them. None of them would
go up and be the second challenger.
Watching the childish acts of pretending to be a fool, Xiao Yan lightly
shrugged and walked back.
Seeing Xiao Yan sit beside her, Xun Er smiled while examining the field.
Picking up a strand of her hair and twirling it, she whispered: “Xiao
Yan ge-ge, three years ago, they looked at you like this…”
“Three years ago, I would have been excited by their respectful and
fearful gazes but today… I don’t feel anything.” Xiao Yan touched
his nose and laughed.
“Then Xiao Yan ge-ge has matured!” Xun Er playfully blinked her eyes.
“Not more mature than you. Sometimes I feel as if there’s a thousand
year monster hiding within you!” Being called mature by a girl, Xiao
Yan couldn’t help but laugh. Intimately rubbing Xun Er’s head, he let
out a smile.
Hearing that, Xun Er gave Xiao Yan an evil eye and her delicate face
showed an expression of rebuke. No matter how carefree a girl was, no one
ever liked being called an old monster.
Xun Er’s expression of rebuke was so pretty that it attracted the
stares of the young men around her and even the stares of some of the
“That brat, too pompous…” Xiao Ning, like the others, was also
attracted to Xun Er’s expression of rebuke but looking at the intimate
chatter between Xun Er and Xiao Yan, an envious flame burned within him.
His jealousy covered up his reasoning as he thought that only he could
match Xun Er within the entire clan but thinking back, he realized that
no matter what he did, Xun Er rarely smiled. On the other hand, Xiao Yan,
who was a “cripple”, could always make Xun Er laugh. The difference
between them made Xiao Ning crush his teeth in anger.
“Brat, I’ll let you be arrogant for now but when the Coming of Age
Ceremony comes, I will make you look for your fallen teeth in front of
Xun Er!” Clenching his hands into fits, Xiao Ning gave a cold stare to
the cross-legged Xiao Yan.
Even though Xiao Ning was also shocked by Xiao Yan’s training speed in
the past year, he couldn’t change his haughty manner that he was used
to. In addition, Xiao Ning, being the only male within the entire clan
that could barely be compared to Xun Er, felt a sense of danger from Xiao
Yan’s sudden performance.
Before he grows strong, I’ll give him a merciless beating. The best
case scenario is that the beating would leave a scar and break him from
While thinking his evil thoughts, the corners of Xiao Ning’s mouth
curved into a smile. Even though Xiao Yan was at 7 Duan Qi, Xiao Ning was
still confident in his 8 Duan Qi. After all, each Duan of Qi after 7 Duan
Qi had a huge difference between them!
Chatting in a low voice with Xun Er, Xiao Yan’s aimlessly sight gazed
around the sides of the training field and caught the smile on Xiao
Ning’s face. Thinking for a moment, Xiao Yan realized what the smile
was about and smiled himself, thinking: Someone who can’t even cover up
his or her emotions can’t pose to be a risk at all.
After Xiao Ke lost to Xiao Yan, no one else dared to challenge Xiao Yan
who was sitting down and those clansmen that didn’t qualify set their
sights on others. But after a couple rounds of challenges, only two
people, relying on luck and familiar Dou Techniques, were able to beat
their opponent and qualify for the Coming of Age Ceremony.
Watching the slowly calming training field, the smiling Xiao Zhan stood
up and announced the results along with a couple of notices about next
month’s Coming of Age Ceremony.
Slowly standing up, Xiao Yan smiled towards the happy Xiao Zhan on the
stage while Xiao Zhan wasn’t stingy about giving his qualified son, a
Right after dusting off his clothes, Xiao Yan detected a perfumed scent.
Curling his brows slightly, Xiao Yan lifted his head to see Xiao Mei
standing in front of him and asked: “Do you need anything?”
Seeing the impassiveness and coldness on Xiao Yan’s face, Xiao Mei’s
courage faltered as she forced out a smiled and said: “Xiao Yan
“Thanks.” Slightly nodding, Xiao Yan glanced at Xun Er besides him.
“Xiao Yan biao-di, my father will be personally teaching a High Huang
level Dou Technique at the Dou Technique Hall tomorrow. Do you want to
come with me?” Xiao Mei smiled and her combination of a female’s
charm and a youth’s delicacy created an irresistible question.
Hearing that, Xiao Yan’s brows slightly jumped.
Right when Xiao Yan was about to find an excuse to reject Xiao Mei, a
pale white arm slipped through and locked with his arm.
Shocked, Xiao Yan turned around to find a smiling Xun Er.
“Really sorry Xiao Mei biao-jie, Xun Er has already invited Xiao Yan
ge-ge to accompany me tomorrow to visit Wu Tan City and so he can’t be
going with Xiao Mei biao-jie to the Dou Technique Hall.” Under stunned
stares, Xun Er held on to Xiao Yan’s arm while a hint of apology
lingered on her delicate face.