Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-55
Looking at the Primer Auction House’s ability to circulate information,
one cannot help but admit that it was extremely effective. It had barely
been a day since Xiao Yan had handed over his Foundation Elixirs to the
Auction house, and yet almost every influential clan in Wu Tan city had
already heard the news causing a great disturbance.
The only thing different between this auction and the last was the star
of the show. The previous auction showcased the High Level Xuan Dou
Technique, a piece which would fetch a sky-high price any day; because of
that only the major powers had the qualifications to bid, those of lesser
ranks could only watch in longing.
But to many people, the Foundation Elixir was a more realistic goal. To
help their children become a Dou Zhe as quickly as possible, many elders
of various clans were willing to spend quite a bit on advantageous items
like the Foundation Elixirs.
Word of the Foundation Elixirs had spread enough to send the city of Wu
Tan abuzz with excitement, even Xiao Yan, deeply secluded within his
clan, caught wind of the news. Seeing the commotion over a mere seven
bottles of impure Foundation Elixir had caused, though shocked, Xiao Yan
was grateful for the being able to confirm the unique charm that the
pills had on this continent.
On the second day, the Xiao Clan also received an invitation from the
Primer Auction House. Most likely because Xiao Zhan had previously bought
a Foundation Elixir. Several elders of the clan were interested in the
appearance of the Foundation Elixirs, especially those who still had
children whom had yet to achieve the level of Dou Zhes.
Xiao Yan had originally planned to sneak out in the afternoon, but before
his plan came to fruition, he was stopped by a messenger from Xiao Zhan.
Xiao Yan had no choice but to follow behind the messenger and walk
towards the entrance of the clan.
At the entrance, Xiao Yan found not only Xiao Zhan, but also several
elders that were gathered there, all bustling with excitement.
Raising his head to find the leisurely approaching Xiao Yan, a grinning
Xiao Zhan urged Xiao Yan to come forward with a gesture of his hand.
Xiao Yan let out a sigh, seeing his father beckon him. As he walked
forward, his glance fell upon the two figures next to Xiao Zhan and his
eyebrows furrowed at the sight.
“Dilly-dallying, just like a woman……” Xiao Yu taunted the
frowning Xiao Yan. She had been made to wait all day for the
‘princess,’ for this she was slightly angered.
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“Are you really in such a rush to your funeral?” Xiao Yan rebutted in
a matter-of-fact manner; Xiao Yu to ground her teeth in anger, almost
chipping a tooth.
“Pffffttt.” Within the crowd, a young maiden’s mocking laughter
rang out like a silver bell.
Tilting his head, Xiao Yan looked to see Xun Er standing in the middle of
the crowd. Shrugging his shoulders at her, he smiled back, “Are you
going to the Auction House too?”
“Staying within the clan grounds is really boring. I might as well go
look around any time I can…” Xun Er squeezed her way through the
crowd to stand at Xiao Yan’s side; her beautiful laughter echoing
behind her as she walked.
“What’s there for you anyways, except for, well… really at best only
a few Foundation Elixirs? Nothing that would be of any use to you will be
there.” Xiao Yan asked with a pleasant smile on his face.
“Hmph, YOU still dare to talkback? If it weren’t for those Foundation
Elixirs, you’d be no where near my level?” retorted Xiao Ning bitterly,
his feet still slightly unsteady since he had had only recently fully
recovered. He had just healed from the fight he had with Xiao Yan 2
months ago, but now, as he looked at the two people being ridiculed
standing so close to each other, his cheeks reddened with jealousy. It
was as if he forgotten the lesson Xiao Yan taught him, after all that
“You still itching for a fight?” Lifting his head to look at him,
Xiao Yan’s expression was dangerously unclear, no one could tell if he
was smiling or not.
“You…”Xiao Ning’s wrath grew along with the clenching of his
fists, but slowly, his fists relaxed and returned to their original
state. With a sneer, he followed with: “Don’t be so proud of
yourself, although you managed to injure me that time, I still have to
thank you for the experience. If it weren’t for this period of healing,
I would not have even been able to get close to the 9 Duan Dou Qi. Within
7 days at most, I’ll be able to breakthrough to 9 Duan! After that,
we’ll see who’ll be wanting to fight again and who will be the
Hearing Xiao Ning, some of the surrounding older clansmen couldn’t help
but look astonished at his claim. Even the first elder nearby couldn’t
hide the pleasant look of pride from his face. Really, this grandson of
his never ceased to amaze him.
Xiao Zhan’s eyebrows wrinkled with some annoyance as he looked at the
first elder. When he was about to wave his hand to signal for everyone to
prepare to leave, he stopped as he saw Xiao Yan’s smiling expression
towards Xiao Ning and was momentarily stunned with the words he was about
to say died in his mouth.
Facing Xiao Ning, whose face still had that arrogant sneer, Xiao Yan
yawned after a moment of silence. Then he shrugged his head and spoke
with a neutral tone, “Well…this is quite embarrassing. Just a few
days ago, I accidentally…entered the 9 Duan Qi. I’m afraid that it
seems like you’re still a step behind.”
Right after hearing Xiao Yan, all of the surrounding clansmen went
silent. Looks of shock and astonishment appeared on everyone’s faces as
they watched the impassive face of Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan had said he broke
Not knowing if they should either laugh or cry, everyone all had a
similar thought. This kid had deliberately hit Xiao Ning where it hurt
most, poor, poor Xiao Ning…
Xiao Ning’s arrogant smirk went rigid as he heard Xiao Yan. His mouth
began to twitch slowly, and his throat was trembling. With an unwavering
stare at Xiao Yan that lasted for some time, Xiao Ning finally backed
down with a dejected look. He had thought that he could gain some face
with his expected breakthrough but who would have thought that he was met
with an even more shocking statement.
Jade-like hands supported a rather downtrodden Xiao Ning as Xiao Yu
glared furiously at Xiao Yan, as if trying to burn holes into him.
Surprisingly, she did not say anything to mock him, only thinking to
herself: “How exactly does this little bastard train? It was only two
months…… how could he have achieved 9th Duan?”
Even though there was bad blood between them, Xiao Yu was still
mind-blown at Xiao Yan’s rapid progress.
“Haha ……” A peal of laughter thundered from Xiao Zhan, his
previous annoyance fading away as he saw the surprised faces of his
clansmen. Casting a glance towards the First Elder, he smiled and said:
“Let’s get going, the auction is about to start, any more delays and
we’ll miss our chance.”
Watching the elders walk out the main door, Xiao Zhan could not help but
turn around and happily ruffle his son’s hair. He praised Xiao Yan in a
happy tone: “Not bad, you have done your father proud yet again. That
old fogey, the first elder, kept going on and on about how much talent
his grandson until I almost felt like killing myself in irritation; he
obviously wants the clan to invest in a bottle of Foundation Elixir for
his grandson. Beating around the bush like that, what a super annoying
With his hair ruffled into a mess, Xiao Yan forced a smile. He innocently
spread his hands while taking a step out of the main door as he
grudgingly replied: “Originally, I didn’t want to reveal it but he
just had to force my hand……”
At a distance from the door, hearing Xiao Yan’s words, Xiao Ning’s
mouth twitched as his heart became heavy with gloominess and depression.