Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-49
It was a little dim after stepping passed the pitch black door. Gentle
lights shone from within the fire pearls that hung on the surrounding
walls, giving the spacious pavilion a deep and quiet ambiance.
The pavilion had several wide passages branching out from the main
entrance. At the start of each passage, there were large inscriptions
that described the elements each passage was home to.
Xiao Yan’s eyes swept through each passage before they finally stopped
on the Passage of Fire on the far left. Slightly feeling his nose, he
turned his head sideways. However, what came into his view was a shyly
blushing Xun Er. Astounded, he asked, “Xun Er, what is it?”
“Ah?” Being brought back to her senses by Xiao Yan’s voice, Xun
Er’s crimson face actually reddened even more. It took her a few
moments to gradually recover before she wrinkled her nose at Xiao Yan and
replied in an indifferent tone, “It was nothing, let’s hurry up and
look for a Qi Method.”
Xiao Yan made a baffled expression, but then pointed towards the Passage
of Fire and said with a smile, “Let’s go.”
Xun Er indifferently nodded while a hint of red still lingered on her
Glancing sideways at Xun Er’s attractive little face, Xiao Yan’s
heart couldn’t help but skip a beat. He hurriedly led the way, looking
only straight ahead.
The Passage of Fire branched into five smaller paths. Within each path,
the shadows of several clan members could be vaguely seen.
“Passage of Fire, path three.” After a quick glance, Xiao Yan led Xun
Er directly into the third path.
What was within this path appeared to be a completely different world. On
both sides of the path, several meters apart from each other, were thick
red-colored wooden doors. At this moment, all the doors were wide open
but within each open door was a faint red light curtain.
This red curtain was a type of defensive barrier. At the same time, it
also served as the final test for the youths of the clan. If someone
wished to obtain the Qi Method within, they had to first break this
There were already quite a few clan members who had entered this path.
These people were now standing in front of several different wooden
doors, viciously striking at the red barrier with flushed faces.
Occasionally, the sounds of barriers breaking were heard, accompanied by
celebratory cheers that rang out from within the pavilion. During those
times, those who were still attacking the barriers with all their might
couldn’t help but show faces full of envy.
Xiao Yan and Xun Er slowly walked along the path, slightly enjoying
themselves, watching the clan members on both sides, who burned with
After taking a turn at another corner, Xiao Yan looked at the number
engraved on the wooden door beside him. It showed number 37.
He touched his nose and smiled before hurrying ahead. Finally, he stopped
in front of the door marked with the number 43 and light-heartedly said,
“So, this is it.”
Within the path, there were still more than ten clan members around. All
of them were dumbfounded when they saw Xiao Yan stopping in front of room
Number 43. This room actually had the toughest barrier in that particular
path. Earlier on, several decently skilled clan members had tried to
break the barrier, however, all of them ran into a wall.
Unconcerned about the surprised gazes thrown his way, Xiao Yan slowly
laid his palm on the light barrier.
“Xiao Yan Ge-ge, by doing this, is what Uncle Xiao did considered
abusing his authority for personal gain?” Seeing Xiao Zhan’s actions,
Xun Er playfully winked her eye and softly asked with a bemused smile.
After having gauged the thickness of the barrier, Xiao Yan turned his
head around and answered with feigned ferociousness, “Little girl, you
better act as if you haven’t seen or heard anything. Otherwise……”
Amused by Xiao Yan’s expression, Xun Er flashed a smile and wrinkled
her exquisite face. This kind of girlish behavior instantly caused the
surrounding members to become goggle-eyed.
After returning a teasing smile, Xiao Yan took two steps back and stood
with his legs slightly apart. Slowly, he balled up his fist and closed
his eyes. Then, the Dou Qi inside his body started to circulate following
a specific pathway at a high speed.
Xun Er was lazily leaning against a wall, her beautiful curves perfectly
wrapped up in her tight fitting clothings. Currently her eyes were
tightly locked onto Xiao Yan who was gathering his Dou Qi. Inside those
blinking eyes, pale golden flames flickered.
“Hah!” His eyes suddenly opened. Following that, Xiao Yan’s feet
abruptly kicked off the ground. With a quick rotation of his body in
midair, his back now faced the barrier. Next, his right elbow retracted
as a mild wind piercing screech sounded. Finally, he heavily punched the
red light barrier as he twisted himself.
Giving a suppressed shout in his mind, Xiao Yan’s fist violently
pounded against the barrier. Immediately, ripples started to quickly
spread out from the center of the barrier.
“Break!” Following his shout and witnessed by more than ten shocked
onlookers, the red light curtain shattered like glass!
Xiao Yan slowly exhaled his breath. With a shake of his arms, multiple
popping sounds came from under his sleeve, before his sleeve softened.
Off to the side, watching the now shattered red barrier, Xun Er lightly
clapped her hands and nodded with pouted lips before she said, “That is
a good battle technique. The attack power is very strong!”
Xiao Yan cracked his neck and stretched his arms before he replied
indifferently, “It was only so-so.”
Having heard Xiao Yan’s statement, those other members in the path
suddenly felt their chest tightening. Such a ridiculous battle technique
was only so-so? Truly a trauma inducing statement……
“Hehe, let’s go and see what kind of technique is kept inside.”
Xiao Yan turned his chin towards the room that had a slightly reddish hue
before taking the lead to enter.
The inside of the room was considerably brighter but it was not a very
spacious room. In the center of the small room was a stone table, where a
dark red colored scroll quietly laid.
Xiao Yan walked up to the scroll and picked it up with a hint of
amusement. He read the words written at the back of the scroll, “High
Huang Qi Method: Incinerating Flame!”
“This is indeed not bad. It is actually the clan’s best Fire
Attribute Qi Method. Hehe, seems like Uncle Xiao has spent a lot of
effort for the benefit of Xiao Yan Ge-ge.” Soft laughter came from
Xiao Yan nodded with a smile. He felt a sense of warmth in his heart.
A snow white hand suddenly shot out from behind Xiao Yan and took away
the dark red scroll from his hands. With her head tilted as she held the
scroll, Xun Er said softly, “Xiao Yan Ge-ge, even though you might be
able to obtain higher leveled Qi Method in the future, the fact is, your
progress in the future will be determined by the level of training
technique that you used when you first started. High Huang Qi Method…
it is actually a bit low.”
Xiao Yan nodded with a faint smile.
Seeing Xiao Yan’s calm expression, Xun Er slightly frowned, then let
out a sigh. With a flick of her fingers, an ancient looking scroll
appeared in her hand. The scroll’s color was like that of a red agate.
“This is a fire attribute High Xuan Qi Method: Flame Manipulation!”
Xun Er fondled the scroll and said softly, “Xiao Yan Ge-ge does not
need to reject my offer to save face. Xun Er also knows that you are not
someone who is overly pedantic. A high leveled Qi Method is extremely
beneficial for your future, so……”
Looking at Xun Er who was holding a scroll in each hand, Xiao Yao let out
a bitter laugh and shook his head. He extended his hand to pat her on the
head, then proceeded to take back the scroll with the High Huang training
technique. This was done under Xun Er’s somewhat hurt expression.
“Xiao Yan Ge-ge……” Xun Er curled her mouth and showed a saddened
expression. Her watery eyes were mesmerizing to behold.
“Hehe, thank you Xun Er. I am not rejecting your offer to preserve my
reputation.” With a gentle smile, Xiao Yan leaned forward and spoke
softly into her ear.
“Xiao Yan Ge-ge can obtain an even better Qi Method……”