Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-473
Under everyone’s gazes, Bai Cheng’s group slowly walked up to Xiao
Yan. The former’s gaze swept over the new students who had quite a
strong aura before finally stopping on the faces of Xiao Yan’s four-man
Xiao Yan’s eyes were locked onto this man in front of him, whose
appearance was somewhat similar to Bai Shan. Despite the powerful aura
that was emitted from the body of this person, Xiao Yan felt no fear in
his heart. His pair of eyes were calm without any ripples.
Seeing these groups staring at one another, the surrounding crowd could
not help but become much quieter. The gazes which they used to look at
the groups were filled with all sorts of emotions.
“You are Xiao Yan, right? I have frequently heard Bai Shan mentioning
you. Now that I see you today, your bearing is indeed extraordinary.”
After exchanging looks with Xiao Yan for a moment, the somewhat dark and
solemn face Bai Cheng suddenly laughed. He actually extended his hand
toward Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes and observed Bai Cheng’s actions. The
darkness contained within the other party’s eyes was also captured by
his eyes. He laughed softly and extended his hand in full view of
everyone before holding Bai Cheng’s hand.
The moment the hands held one another, the smile on Bai Cheng’s face
suddenly withdrew. A powerful aura erupted from within his body, shaking
the surrounding crowd until their clothes flapped. Some of those who were
weaker could not keep their bodies still as they took a step back. The
hand which Bai Cheng used to hold Xiao Yan’s was also instantly covered
by this dense Dou Qi.
Xiao Yan’s expression sunk as he sensed the surge in strength and the
pain coming from his hand. Dou Qi in his body circulated and a wisp of
green-colored flame was drawn out. Finally, it moved through the vein and
was swiftly channeled to his palm.
However, the instant the flame was about to leave his body, Bai Cheng
appeared to have sensed something. A cold smile was lifted from the
corner of his mouth. His middle finger was bent slightly and immediately
formed an extremely small arc that heavily pressed on Xiao Yan’s palm.
The hidden force that was being transmitted from his palm caused Xiao
Yan’s hand to tremble. However, his face was still extremely calm as he
stared intently at Bai Cheng opposite of him.
Bai Chang’s single blow struck his opponent and Bai Cheng took
advantage of that instant, when Xiao Yan’s hand was numb, to withdraw
his palm in a lightning-like manner.
Xiao Yan’s eyes were icy-cold as he eyed Bai Cheng who wanted to
withdraw after taking advantage. He flicked his finger and a wisp of
green-colored flame shot out from his finger and swiftly caught up to Bai
Shan’s hand which was being withdrawn.
Seeing the hot fire seedling that was swiftly flying over. Bai Shan’s
eyes narrowed slightly. Dou Qi abruptly swarmed out from his palm before
finally forming a half a foot Dou Qi barrier that wrapped the flame
seedling within before swiftly pulling back his hand.
Xiao Yan’s mouth moved slightly as a deep soft voice was emitted from
As the Xiao Yan’s voice sounded, the green-colored flame seedling which
was wrapped by the Dou Qi light barrier suddenly trembled. It abruptly
burst open with a muffled explosion. A flame undulation that was not weak
smashed heavily against the Dou Qi barrier, blasting it until it was like
the surface of a lake after a rock had been thrown into it. This lasted
for a moment before the Dou Qi light barrier, which had been hastily
constructed by Bai Cheng, was finally overwhelmed. It broke cleanly apart.
Although the explosion of the flame broke apart the Dou Qi light barrier,
it merely turned into a fire wave that spread out before it slowly
disappeared due to its energy being completely exhausted.
“Bai Cheng, what are you doing?”
This confrontation between the both of them was obscure and swift.
Everyone reacted to it only after the fire wave had disappeared. Only
then did they understand that in an instant, the two of them had actually
secretly exchanged blows. The pretty face of the fiery tempered Hu Jia
immediately sank as she took the lead to shout out loud.
After Hu Jia’s cry, Wu Hao, and the other forty plus members of the
‘Pan’s Gate’ also took a step forward in union while wearing
furious faces. They appeared to show that they had the intention to fight
should there be even a little argument.
“Ke ke, why are you so anxious? I am only exchanging pointers with
Junior Xiao Yan. What is there to feel strange about with matters like
this in the Inner Academy?” Bai Cheng patted his sleeves and replied
with a faint smile. “I will give you an advice. Since you have arrived
at the Inner Academy, it would be best to do things according to the
rules of the Inner Academy. Otherwise, you will only be seeking
humiliation at the end of it all.”
When Bai Cheng spoke, his eyes continued to stare at Xiao Yan. His
meaning was naturally understood without needing to give voice to it. In
the confrontation earlier, Xiao Yan did not cause any damage to him, but
he had firmly given Xiao Yan a punch with his finger. Of course, there
was an ambush factor to it, but he had still gained the upperhand. Hence,
he could not help but have some obscure pride and laughter when he spoke.
Xiao Yan was expressionless as he waved his hand at Wu Hao and the
others, indicating for them not to be impulsive. His other hand was
withdrawn into his sleeve. The instant it entered his sleeve, his hand
involuntarily trembled a couple of times. That finger punch of Bai Cheng
earlier was not weak. If it were not for him taking precautions, it was
likely that this hand would not be able to move for quite a number of
He had been in the presence of Bai Cheng for only a couple of minutes but
by studying this brief attack and the latter’s schemingness, this
person was even more sinister than Bai Shan. It was clear that he had the
advantage in strength yet he still used this underhanded sneak attack
method. This action may cause people to despise him, but it must be said
that it was very effective.
A thought flashed across Xiao Yan’s heart. He lifted his head slowly
and eyed Bai Shan on the opposite side. A moment later, a faint smile
suddenly appeared on his calm face as he softly said, “Senior Bai Shan
is indeed worthy of being an expert on the ‘Strong Ranking.’ In terms
of this finger punch today, Xiao Yan is less competent. I shall remember
this in my heart and hopefully, Senior will retrieve it in the future.”
Bai Shan could not help but knit his eyebrows together as he stared at
the faint smile on Xiao Yan’s face. The degree in which the other party
suppressed his emotion had really exceeded his expectation. The obscure
gloating expression in his eyes slowly disappeared as he said in a deep
voice, “As long as you have the ability, I, Bai Shan will wait for you
any time. You set up Fu Ao and caused my ‘White Gang’ to be unable to
touch your ‘Pan’s Gate’ for half a year. This can also be
considered a little ability of yours. However, I will let you disband
‘Pan’s Gate’ by yourself half a year later!”
“I will still say the same thing. The Inner Academy uses the Inner
Academy’s own rules. No matter what your status is outside or what your
potential is like, you can only lie on the ground before you have
strength. However, you still dare to be this arrogant despite not having
strength. You are undoubtedly seeking to humiliate yourself.” Bai Cheng
Seeing Xiao Yan being willfully reprimanded in public by Bai Cheng, there
was a faint golden-colored flame that flashed over the intelligent eyes
of Xun Er by the side. There was a rare killing intent present within the
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes. Some coldness flashed across his dark black
pupils. He suddenly extended his right hand and pressed down Wu Hao by
the side. The latter’s face was dark and solemn while his blood-colored
Dou Qi had shrouded his body. He muttered in a soft voice, “Don’t be
impulsive… we will settle the score in the future.”
Wu Hao hesitated as he was pressed down by Xiao Yan. The former could
only nod his head and withdraw. He clearly understood that with their
current strength, it was still very difficult to fight with Bai Cheng,
who was a strong six star Dou Ling.
Bai Cheng gave a cold proud laugh when he listened to Xiao Yan’s group
not say anything.
“For other people, it is seeking humiliation just because they have no
ability to be arrogant. Is this also the case if you, Bai Cheng, don’t
have the ability?” Just as Bai Cheng was prepared to swagger away, a
clear voice was suddenly transmitted from the crowd. The voice was not
unfamiliar, Bai Cheng’s face changed slightly as he coldly said, “Han
Yue! Why are you being a busy-body?”
The human crowd suddenly parted and formed a small path. Immediately,
seven or eight graceful figures walked slowly forward. Waves of fragrance
caused the observers around to brace their spirits. The person leading
the group was Han Yue, who had met Xiao Yan once before.
The few people behind Han Yue were all similar women. All of them wore a
crescent shape badge. Clearly, they belonged to the same faction. The
appearance of these females may be inferior to Han Yue, but with so many
of them gathered together they still attracted many eyes. In this Inner
Academy where the males occupied three quarters of the entire population,
females, especially beautiful females, were undoubtedly extremely
The moment Han Yue’s group revealed themselves, the gazes of those
around immediately became much more heated. Private conversations
“I merely cannot accept watching you bully a group of new students by
using your status. If you have the ability, why don’t you go and act
imposing in front of Lin Xiu Ya or Yan Hao?” Han Yue’s face was still
cold and indifferent, much like a glacier. With the combination of her
silver hair that gathered about her waist and her silver-colored dress,
only Xun Er and Hu Jia among all the ladies present could compete with
her elegant demeanor.
Bai Cheng’s face faintly revealed his anger. The corner of his mouth
twitched slightly. Lin Xiu Ya and Yan Hao were experts ranked in the top
ten of the ‘Strong Ranking,’ their strength was at the peak of the
Dou Ling class. The factions under them were also the top five within the
Inner Academy. How would he dare to act arrogantly in front of them?
Although he had some anger in his heart, he did not dare to be too
presumptuous toward Han Yue. The other party was not weaker than him
regardless of whether it was her strength or her faction. Hence, he could
only stare at Xiao Yan with a dark expression as he replied in a somewhat
mocking manner, “If what Bai Shan said is true, your affinity with
women is really something that people envy…”
“Half a year later, I want to see just what excuses you find.” Bai
Cheng waved his hand and laughed coldly. He led his people as they walked
toward the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower.’
“Half a year later, the ‘White Gang’ will disband…” Xiao Yan
slowly inhaled a breath of air and whispered just as Bai Cheng passed by
Xiao Yan’s shoulders.
Bai Cheng’s footsteps paused. His eyes carried some ridicule and a
teasing manner as he eyed Xiao Yan and said, “I will wait for you. It
would be best that you do not hide behind a woman’s back at that
time.” Once he said that, he led his people and left this place.
Seeing Bai Cheng’s group leaving, those people around who were waiting
to see some fun could not help but shake their heads in disappointment.
Han Yue slowly walked toward Xiao Yan. When she saw his face, which
remained calm after being taunted, she sighed softly and said, “I have
told you yesterday that it would be best if you try to keep a low profile
before you become strong. In the end, you have already attracted trouble
“I am not to be blamed for this. Other people have come to find us… I
cannot simply do nothing about it.” Xiao Yan smiled and shrugged his
shoulders. Immediately, he cupped his hands toward Han Yue and said,
“Senior Han Yue, thank you for speaking out for the ‘Pan’s Gate’
today. If there is anything that you need help with in the future, I,
Xiao Yan will definitely do all I can to help.”
“This kind of thing… we can talk about this in the future. The
current you cannot help me with anything.” Han Yue shook her head. Her
straightforward words caused Xiao Yan to smile helplessly.
“Open the Tower!”
Just as Xiao Yan introduced Xun Er and the two others to Han Yue, an old
voice suddenly sounded mightily over the entire crowded area.
Immediately, all the noise ceased. The creaking sound of the tower door
being opened slowly reverberated…