Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-382
The Jia Nan Academy was an ancient academy that was seated in the middle
of the continent. In the past thousands of years, the strongest people
who walked out of here were all people who were extremely well known on
the continent, and just their names could shake an entire region.
The most terrifying thing of an academy was not how great the strength of
its teachers were, but the tens of thousands of strong people that had
walked out of this academy. If the Jia Nan Academy was in danger of being
destroyed one day, all the academy had to do was gather all those strong
people who had graduated from the academy. It would be difficult to
imagine just how terrifying this strength would be.
Although the number of different academies on the continent was difficult
to count, the reputation of Jia Nan Academy was something that had never
been surpassed even now. From this, one could see just how solid the
heritage of this academy, which was shrouded by an age-tested aura, was.
On the continent, countless numbers of people, regardless of race, would
be proud of being able to enter this ancient academy. Unfortunately, the
extremely harsh requirements the academy had when recruiting new students
caused many to bemoan their inadequacy.
On the peak of the mountain behind the academy, where the trees were
lush, a young lady wearing a pale-green dress was standing prettily.
There was a purple belt tied around her small, pretty waist, outlining
the waist until it was extremely alluring.
She was facing the vast, white fog at the back of the peak of the
mountain. Her long, soft, black hair moved along her shoulders as it fell
to her narrow waist. Only then did it cease to extend further.
The young lady stood with her hands together. Her tall figure was like a
green lotus blooming in the mortal world against a background of faint
white fog slowly surrounding her, where it appeared otherworldly with a
This kind of lady was like someone being bred by the aura of the land and
the sky, appearing so outstanding that it caused people to be put into a
A clear and ethereal chime suddenly sounded on this quiet mountain peak.
If one were to examine closely, they would realize that there were two,
tiny green-colored bells hanging on that white waist of the green clad
Following the chiming of the bells, a shadow suddenly appeared at a
certain spot behind the young lady. Immediately, an old figure surfaced.
The old man bowed respectfully toward the young lady and smiled as he
said, “Young Miss (xiao-jie).”
“Old Ling, you have finally returned.” The young lady slowly turned
around. Her elegant and exquisite ethereal face suddenly smiled.
Immediately, the flowers paled. All the colors within the forest had
drained away and completely gathered on her body, causing people’s
sight to have difficulty moving away.
“Ke ke, I have no choice. Since Young Miss (xiao-jie) has given me an
assignment, won’t I be blamed by Young Miss (xiao-jie) until I die if
the old me ran back without completing my assignment?” The old man
lifted his head and smiled as he replied. That old man’s face was
shockingly the Ling Ying who had taken action to help Xiao Yan escape
from the Misty Cloud Sect!
The young lady smiled with her mouth closed. In her mind, she recalled
the young man who had caused her so much worry. Her clear, cold voice
slowly became much softer. She glanced at Ling Ying, and an embarrassed
red glow, which would have caused the entire Jia Nan Academy to go crazy
over, immediately surfaced on her face. She said gently, “Old Ling, how
“Young Miss is talking about Young Master Xiao Yan, right?” Ling Ying
replied by asking a rhetorical question. When he saw the bright redness
on the young lady’s face becoming increasingly dense, he could not
resist laughing out loud. It appeared that only that little fellow called
Xiao Yan had the blessing and charm to cause the otherworldly temperament
of the Young Miss, who was usually as indifferent as a lotus, to change
into an ordinary girl.
“Before I left, Young Master Xiao Yan did not have any problems. The
Three Year Agreement between him and Nalan Yanran ended with his victory
as expected. It’s just that…” Ling Ying hesitated for a moment, but
he still told her all of the events that had happened when Xiao Yan went
up to the Misty Cloud Sect for the Three Year Agreement with great
detail. Among them, it naturally included Yun Shan taking action, and the
soul-stirring escape that Xiao Yan had experienced.
“Ke ke, but it is fortunate that Young Master Xiao Yan’s tactics far
exceeded my expectations. Although Yun Shan’s appearance shattered his
plan, that Queen Medusa of his, which was his final hand also shook Yun
Shan until he dared not attack. Finally, we left the Misty Cloud Sect in
one piece.” Ling Ying quickly supplemented.
“Queen Medusa? Tsk tsk, Xiao Yan ge-ge is quite good. He is actually
even able to gather this kind of strong person… Yun Shan huh… a
strong Dou Zong…” Her delicate fingers pulled aside her black hair,
which was drawn down in front of her forehead. Surprise flashed across
the young lady’s eyes. Immediately, she laughed faintly as she softly
said, “The Misty Cloud Sect has remained affixed and sealed itself,
sticking only within the Jia Ma Empire. Ever since Yun
Po Tian back then, there are no longer any shocking or outstanding people
coming from there. If this continues, it is only a matter of time before
it will be replaced.”
TL: ge-ge – elder brother or refer to a close male who is slightly older
“Is Xiao Yan ge-ge well?” The bright eyes of the young lady were
lifted gently as she asked once again. When she said that name, her
exquisite white face had an alluring but embarrassed sleek redness,
“Ke ke, yes.” Ling Ying smiled and nodded. He raised his head and
said something which appeared to have deeper meaning, “In the past, the
old me didn’t really understand why Young Miss (xiao-jie) was
protecting him in this manner. However, after teaming up with him this
time around, I understand some of it. Young Miss’ foresight is quite
good. I think that if that little fellow were given enough time, I’m
afraid that even the Clan Head would not dare to easily deny him.
When she heard Ling Ying’s praise, an arc which was difficult to notice
was lifted on the young lady’s face. She did not know how many praises
she had heard. However, each time she heard someone praise Xiao Yan, her
heart would involuntarily leap like some little girl.
“However, you should also know that this is under the precondition that
he is given enough time. Our clan is spread all over the continent. They
have seen quite a lot of shockingly talented and outstanding people.
Unfortunately, the people who can finally and truly step toward the peak
are so few that can be counted easily. Therefore, those people in the
clan only look at the present and are not willing to bother with what
your potential is worth. This was because such things are fleeting and
who knows how things will be?”
“Yes.” Ling Ying nodded slightly. What she said was indeed true. This
world had never lacked geniuses.
“Therefore, the current Xiao Yan ge-ge still has a long path to
walk.” The young lady was slightly quiet. She immediately smiled
saucily as she softly said, “However, no manner how long, I am also
willing to wait until he becomes a true strong person at the peak.”
“Ah, that Xiao Yan little fellow. Even if Young Miss is willing to
wait, if you are not able to become very strong, the road for you and
Young Miss will face countless number of ups and downs. You should know
that with Young Miss’s talent and beauty as well as the faction she
represents, your competitors will be so strong that you would be stunned.
Even if Young Miss were to protect you when that time comes, will that
proud bone of yours be willing to endure the shame and hide behind Young
Miss’s back?” Ling Ying maintained his silence as he eyed the young
lady, who was as ethereal as a fairy, under the shine of the morning
glow. However, he was muttering softly within his heart.
Back then, the young man was able to clench his teeth and train bitterly
for three years and endured an endless amount of suffering, just because
of an engagement that was canceled. All that he was aiming for was to
appear with the stance of a strong person in front of the lady who had
stepped on his pride. If this kind of person were asked to hide behind a
woman’s back, and then let him watch his own woman help him block all
the rain and wind, it would be likely that he would feel even worse than
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“That’s right, Old Ling, what level is Xiao Yan ge-ge’s strength
currently at?” The young lady appeared to have suddenly recalled
something and asked somewhat curiously.
“When I left, Young Master Xiao Yan’s strength was around that of a
one star Da Dou Shi.” Ling Ying smiled as he answered.
“A one star Da Dou Shi huh.” The young lady’s bright eyes were bent
into a shallow crescent shapes as she smiled and said, “In two year’s
time, he became a Da Dou Shi from an ordinary Dou Shi. Advancing one
class each year. This speed could nearly be ranked among the top five
within the Jia Nan Academy. Looks like the training that Xiao Yan ge-ge
underwent during these past two years was quite tough.”
“How will one grow if one is not honed? Young Master Xiao Yan is like a
good jade which had yet to be polished. Back then, that Nalan Yanran
polished away the laziness of this piece of jade. The bitter training in
the following years later hid that cutting edge of his. An excellent
sword must be concealed in a box and the cutting edge must be hidden.
Only by carrying on like this will one achieve great things.” Ling Ying
fondled his beard and smiled as he replied.
“Old Ling, why have you praised Xiao Yan ge-ge to this extent after
making a trip to the Jia Ma Empire? In the past, I have seldom seen you
say such things about others.” The young lady covered her mouth and
laughed. Her eyes were filled with a smile.
“It is just that the little fellow is worth this evaluation. None of my
personal feelings are mixed into it.” Ling Ying smiled before
immediately saying, “I think that perhaps in one or two months’ time,
Young Master Xiao Yan will arrive at Jia Nan Academy. When that time
comes, Young Miss’ pain from longing will be eased.”
The corner of the young lady’s mouth contained a warm and gentle smile.
She slowly lifted her head and the skinny figure of the young man slowly
surfaced in her mind. It has been over two years. Finally, they could
meet each other again.
A warmth surfaced in her heart. It was a long time later before the young
lady lowered her head, and eyed Ling Ying in front of her. She took a few
small continuous steps and walked toward the foot of the mountain.
“Old Ling, for this period of time, you should first find a place to
rest outside of Jia Nan Academy. You need not sneak into the academy if
there are no urgent matters. Otherwise, if those old fellows were to know
about it, I’m afraid that we’ll get into all sorts of trouble again.
Those old lunatics may give our clan face but they are still very firm
when it comes to some of the rules. On the point of the rules of the
academy, there are only a few people in this continent who can be counted
that can cause them to give in.” The figure of the young woman was
gradually hidden between the tree leaves. Her voice, however, still
lingered in the original spot.
“Ke ke, alright. If there is anything, Young Miss only needs to blow
that pipe and the old me will immediately hurry over.” Ling Ying smiled
and nodded. He twisted his body, turned into a shadow once again and
merged with the shadow of a large tree. Finally, he gradually disappeared.
The young lady slowly walked down the mountain. Her faint, green-colored
figure formed an alluring silhouette under the sunlight.
“Ke ke, Xun Er mei, what a coincidence. You have also just descended
from your training in the mountains?” As the young lady walked quietly,
a warm voice suddenly sounded from her side. The young lady halted her
footsteps, lifted her head and took a look. She saw a handsome young man
wearing a white-colored outfit not far from the foot of the mountain who
was standing with a smile. The smile was elegant with a compliment of
warmth. This impressive face accompanied by the warm smile would cause
even a girl who was a stranger seeing him for the first time to
involuntarily lower their guard a little.
TL: mei – younger sister or a younger close female friend (intimate)
“Yes.” Seeing the white-clothed young man, whose body was tall and
straight, Xun Er’s face did not appear too gentle because of the
outstanding appearance of the other person. She also knew that this young
man was not a man who relied on his looks to survive and that his
strength was at the very forefront of Jia Nan Academy. He was able to
stand out among the outstanding people chosen from all over the land and
was even a person who stood at the top among the younger generation at
Jia Nan Academy.
Xun Er’s indifferent greeting did not cause the face of the white-robed
young man to have any change. He laughed softly, took two steps forward
and was about to come closer to have a chat when the former took the lead
to open her mouth, and stifled his words, “Senior Bai Shan, Xun Er
temporarily has some matters to attend to, and cannot accompany you to
The young lady smiled and immediately turned around, and walked to
another small path. However, she had yet to take a few steps when another
“Xun Er, you have indeed come here again.” When Xun Er heard this
voice, which was as gentle as water, she finally revealed a warm smile.
She turned her head and saw a mature woman, who had walked over from a
small path by the side. With a smile, she said, “Instructor Ruo Ling,
were you looking for me?”
Hearing this name, it was clear that the person who arrived was actually
Instructor Ruo Ling, who had gone to Wu Tan City to recruit new students
two years ago. The two years did not leave any traces on that gentle and
beautiful face of the current her. Instead, after being brewed, it
appeared to have an even greater, more mature charm compared to two years
Instructor Ruo Ling walked closer to Xun Er and helplessly patted the
latter’s head. She said, “In another half a month’s time, it will
be the Promotion Competition of the Academy. You should know that as long
as you pass the matches in the competition, you will have the
qualification to enter the Inner Academy to train. Each year, the academy
only have fifty vacancies. Originally, you could already participate in
it last year, but you passed up the opportunity.”
“Last year, Xun Er had just arrived. How could I dare compete with all
the Seniors?” Xun Er gave a saucy smile as she spoke.
“Please don’t give me that. Do you think that I don’t know what you
were thinking in your heart? Aren’t you simply waiting for that fellow
to go together with you?” When she said up to this point, Instructor
Ruo Ling suddenly gritted her white teeth. A resentful fury surfaced on
her gentle face and a few rare vulgarities even erupted from her mouth,
“Xiao Yan that bastard. He actually dared to fool around with old me.
His one year leave was something that I settled after bearing a lot of
pressure. However, one year has already passed, but I have yet to see
him! He really infuriates me! If it were not for you who pestered me for
the entire day, I would have simply crossed out his name and forgotten
“Instructor Ruo Ling, be rest assured that Xiao Yan ge-ge will
definitely hurry over this year.” Xun Er quickly replied when she heard
“What’s the use even if he managed to come? He was absent for
training in the academy for two years. Don’t tell me that his training
speed outside will be even faster than the training method that has gone
through all kinds of assessment by various predecessors?” Instructor
Ruo Ling helplessly said, “If he wants to successfully obtain a spot,
he would at least need to reach the strength of a Da Dou Shi. Moreover,
this would only be if his luck was good and did not meet certain monsters
in the early rounds.”
“Instructor Ruo Ling, you should not underestimate Xiao Yan ge-ge. Back
then he used his Dou Zhe’s strength to endure twenty exchanges with
your hands.” Xun Er’s bright eyes were curled slightly with a smile
as she replied.
“I hope so. The Promotion Competition this time around is not as easy
as the last time. There are over three hundred people in the entire
academy who have the right to fight for it. If he wants to break through
them, it will really be quite difficult if he did not have a couple of
skills.” Instructor Ruo Ling pursed her lips and said. She still bore a
grudge toward this delinquent who had actually dared to not show up as
“Then can instructor please write Xiao Yan ge-ge name in this time
around.” Xun Er pulled Instructor Ruo Ling’s hand, and gave a lovely
smile as she acted in a spoiled manner.
“Ah, I really have no way to deal with you. It has been two years but
your mouth has been talking about that fellow over and over again. There
are quite a lot of outstanding males in this Jia Nan Academy who are more
outstanding than him. For example…” The corner of Instructor Ruo
Ling’s eyes suddenly glance at Bai Shan, who was standing with a smile
off to the side.
Xun Er smiled, but acted as though she did not hear anything.
“I just knew that you would ignore me.” Instructor Ruo Ling appeared
to be aware of this effect as she withdrew her joke. She softly said,
“Let’s go, it is about time for morning class. Return with me. I
think that you are also unwilling to be entangled with Bai Shan here,
Xun Er smiled and nodded. She pulled Instructor Ruo Ling, and the two of
them appeared to be discussing something softly with one another as they
slowly walked toward the other side of the small path.
The white-clothed young man continued to quietly stand by the side of the
small path. His face carried a smile as he eyed the two people who had
gradually became distant. A long while later, the smile on his face
finally paled slightly. His long finger carelessly clamped a wilted
yellow leaf that was falling down from a tree. He said blandly,“Xiao
Yan? Is it that new student who took an entire two years of leave? Ke,
alright. You can show me just what qualification you actually have to
cause Junior Xun Er to care so much about you? This kind of outstanding
girl is not something that a mediocre person has the right to possess.”
Once he said this, Bai Shan slowly turned around. His hands, which were
held behind his back abruptly flicked gently against the leaf from the
tree. Immediately, a yellow shadow shot out explosively and was inserted
into a huge rock far away in a lightning-like manner. Half of this
seemingly weak leaf had actually penetrated into the tough rock.