Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-559
TL: I think that the name Bei Ju (贝崌) is a wordplay on the word bei
ju (悲剧) meaning tragedy
The laughter of the man directly caused some of the competitors on the
tall platform, who knew the reality of the situation, to be silent. Even
Liu Qing, Lin Xiuya, and the others could not even guarantee a
fifty-percent chance of victory even if they went all out to face Zi Yan.
Yet this fellow…
The man on the stage also sensed that there was something wrong with the
gazes around him after he spoke those words. However, he did not know the
exact reason for it. The smile on his face stiffened a little as his gaze
swept carefully over Zi Yan. How would he be able to see Zi Yan’s
baseline with just his strength? In his eyes, he could only sense that
the latter’s body did not have very strong Dou Qi flowing. She appeared
weak and appeared to be too frail to even receive a blow…
Zi Yan finally came to the arena under the numerous strange gazes from
around. Her large dark-black eyes glanced at the man as her ten fingers
crossed each other. With a gentle push, her bones immediately emitted a
cracking sound. She raised her head and eyed First Elder Su Qian and
spoke in a proud and old manner, “Hey, old fellow. Can we begin?”
The entire stadium was immediately dumbfounded when these words were
emitted. Some of the people who knew Zi Yan’s identity were a little
better off. Those who were ignorant had faces that were completely dull.
There was actually someone in the Inner Academy who dared to speak to the
First Elder in such a manner? Moreover, Zi Yan’s opponent was also
among these dull people.
Su Qian helplessly shook his head from the tall platform. He really did
not have any solution with regards to this playful little fellow. His
gaze glanced at some of those Elders who were snickering beside him and
could only wave his hand as he said, “Begin. Remember, do not take a
Zi Yan cutely shrugged her shoulders and said, “Relax. One punch.
Whether it will result in a serious or minor injury all depends on how
well he can resist blows.”
“Arrogant!”Although the other party was only a little girl, the face
of the man on the opposite side could not help but sink after being
looked down upon in such a matter in front of so many people. He said in
an extremely stern voice, “Don’t think that I will show mercy just
because you are a little girl. Remember my name, Bei Ju!”
Zi Yan immediately swung her pale-purple ponytail as she eyed the man who
had displayed a lecturing manner. Her cute clear fangs rubbed against one
another. Immediately, her delicate feet were raised slightly and landed
abruptly a moment later!
A deep muffled explosion suddenly sounded when her feet landed. In an
instant, a half a foot wide crack line swiftly spread out from Zi Yan’s
feet in front of endless shocked gasps. The crack line was like a python
that was ambushing the underground. In a short while, it reached the feet
of the similarly stunned man who called himself Bei Ju. The crack line
extended, and an invisible force shot out. Finally, it smashed heavily
toward the two legs of the man.
Bei Ju also appeared to have sensed something when the crack line had
reached his feet. Although a dark shadow and uneasiness had appeared in
his heart the instant that Zi Yan had displayed her frightening strength,
he was unable to think much at that moment. With a stern cry, powerful
Dou Qi immediately erupted violently from his body, forming a gray-white
Dou Qi Armor on the surface of his body an instant later.
Bei Ju’s Dou Qi Armor agglomerated extremely swiftly. Clearly, he also
possessed quite a great strength in order to be able to reach this step.
However… if something must be blamed, he could only blame his poor luck
in meeting Zi Yan, who even Liu Qing, Lin Xiuya, and the others avoided
at any cost.
With Zi Yan’s strength which was comparable to a Dou Wang, even a mere
single strike possessed a strength that could not be underestimated.
Hence, even though Bei Ju’s body had Dou Qi Armor protecting him, that
tough looking Dou Qi Armor was basically completely smashed apart at a
withering pace the moment the two came into contact. Moreover, his armor
completely cracked apart in an extremely short time… that ferocious
force mercilessly penetrated the Dou Qi Armor and collided at a spot
between Bei Ju’s legs. Therefore… a sharp scream that tore his lungs
sounded in the stadium.
As they watched Bei Ju, who was hugging his lower body while his entire
body was curled up on the ground like a large prawn, everyone wiped off
the cold sweat on their face while looking stunned. Some of the male
students held their lower body unconsciously as a reflex. Their bodies
became cold. If they were to be struck in this manner… it was likely
that even if that thing was healed, one would form a phobia in their
Xiao Yan and the others on the high platform were similarly stunned as
they eyed the arena. A moment later, they involuntarily swallowed a
mouthful of saliva. This fellow… although she appeared to be harmless
to both men and beasts and even looked quite cute… her attack was quite
“What brute force… it seems that she did not even use any energy and
completely relied on the strength of her physical body.” Xun Er’s
watery pupils stared intently at Zi Yan as she softly spoke. Her voice
contained a little surprise.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly. The moment Zi Yan struck, he did not sense much
of an energy fluctuation. However, he understood things much more clearly
the moment he thought of her true identity. Most of the Magical Beasts
were renowned for their powerful physical bodies. Moreover, even Yao Lao
had said that Zi Yan might be a rare unique beast from ancient times. In
that case, it was not surprising that she possessed such a powerful
The faces of Su Qian and the other Elders on the judges seats twitched a
little. Some of the Elders let out a couple of dry laughs with none of
them knowing what they ought to say…
“*Cough*.” Su Qian withdrew the emotions on his face and let out a
dry cough. He said with a bitter smile, “Zi Yan is victorious in this
“Chi, boring.” Zi Yan curled her mouth. She waved her hand in a bored
manner as her feet stomped on the ground. Her lovely little body shot
explosively into the air before gently landing near the guardrail, that
Xiao Yan was leaning on, on the tall platform. She smiled at him.
“Your attack is really vicious.” As Xiao Yan eyed Zi Yan’s cute
manner that appeared to be carved out from jade, even he would not
believe that Zi Yan would be able to use such a vicious tactic had he not
witnessed it for himself.
“The other time, I had coincidentally seen him obtain victory in a
match. After the match, he had openly told everyone that his next
opponent was you.” Zi Yan glanced at the next match which had begun in
the arena, grabbed her pale-purple pony tail and laughed as she spoke.
Xiao Yan was a little stunned when he heard this. He had thought that Zi
Yan had acted in this manner because she was impatient with the other
party. It was unexpected that the matter actually contained some relation
to him. However… this little girl was really amiable for him…
Xiao Yan smiled and rubbed Zi Yan’s small head. He spoke with soft
laughter, “I am able to settle these kinds of matters. You need not be
bothered about them.”
“If I don’t help you, you will definitely not help me refine Danwans
in the future.” Zi Yan unhappily shook her head and grunted. As a
Magical Beast, she did not have as many cunning plots as a human. She
kept innocently thinking that only by getting Xiao Yan to truly owe her a
favor would he continue to help her refine Danwans.
“You owe me a favor now that I have helped you teach that fellow a
lesson. I will remember this.” Zi Yan muttered.
“Ke ke, alright. You can consider that I owe you a favor.” Xiao Yan
shook his head, feeling neither able to laugh nor cry. He pulled Zi
Yan’s pony tail and eyed her cute face that had revealed a happy smile
in the blink of an eye. The image of a little girl, with a timid face and
her body always humbly lowered mixed with the blood of both human and
snake flashed across his mind.
“I wonder how Qing Lin is doing…” Xiao Yan sighed in his heart.
Back then that little girl who had fallen into the mouth of a tiger in
the Jia Ma Empire had eventually been snatched away by the people from
the ‘Sky Serpent Mansion’ from his hands. Xiao Yan kept feeling a
certain guilt toward this timid little girl.
“Hee hee.” Zi Yan laughed when she saw Xiao Yan nodding his head. She
revealed her cute little fangs. Her body stood on the guardrail and
patted Xiao Yan’s shoulders while speaking in a heroic voice, “You
can rest assured that with me covering for you, I will definitely let you
enter the top ten. I will beat whoever dares to snatch your position
until he is half alive.”
Zi Yan’s voice was not lowered. Therefore, the competitors on the high
platform could hear what she said. At that moment, most of the faces
changed a little. Many people understood just how frightening Zi Yan was
in their hearts.
Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head. He gently knocked Zi Yan’s head. As
he looked at her rubbing her forehead with a face that was filled with
blame, he could not help but laugh and say, “I will naturally go all
out in order to get into the top ten. If you were to help me, I would not
be able to sit steadily even if I managed to enter.”
Zi Yan rolled her eyes. She muttered a couple of sentences, but complied
and did not continue to say those words from a moment ago.
“Ke ke, it is unexpected that brother Xiao Yan is actually this
familiar with Senior Zi Yan.” A familiar laughter suddenly sounded by
his side. Xiao Yan turned his head to take a look. It was actually Lin
Xiuya and the others. At this moment, the gazes of these people were all
partially drifting toward Zi Yan by the side.
“Senior…” Xiao Yan’s mouth widened. He weighed the two of them
and was unable to restrain a smile. However, on top of feeling that it
was funny, he was also a little stunned. Usually, Lin Xiuya maintained an
indifferent aura in front of everyone. However, no matter how he looked
at it, that smile contained worry and even fear…
Zi Yan glanced at Lin Xiuya and spoke lazily, “So it’s you. It has
been a long time since we’ve last met. You really ran very quickly in
the last match.”
Embarrassment surfaced on Lin Xiuya’s face as he became speechless.
Back then, in that ‘Strong Ranking’ Grand Competition, he had
coincidentally met with Zi Yan in the final round. At that time, his
strength was naturally not as strong as it was now. Therefore, the moment
he met with Zi Yan, he ran away from the arena and admitted defeat in an
extremely decisive manner. This caused Zi Yan, who had failed to beat up
someone, to continue to feel resentment.
“This competition is really boring. You can all continue to play. Looks
like there will not be a match for me today.” Zi Yan eyed the extremely
fiery fights in the arena that came and went only to let out a yawn. She
waved her hand at Xiao Yan before she leaped down from the tall platform
and sprang out of the stadium.
Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head as he eyed Zi Yan’s disappeared
body. He turned his head around and looked at Lin Xiuya’s manner where
he wanted to speak only to stop himself. Xiao Yan raised his brows,
smiled, and asked, “What is it?”
“Hee hee, is brother Xiao Yan very familiar with Senior Zi Yan?’ Lin
Xiuya laughed dryly.
“So-so,” Xiao Yan spread his hand and said.
“Hee hee, in that case I would like to ask brother to tell her that it
is fine for me to lose if I meet her during the competition as long as
she does not embarrass me too much. Honestly speaking, if one were to say
that I am a little afraid of Liu Qing, then I would be terrified of her.
I think… Liu Qing may be also thinking in this manner.” Lin Xiuya
Xiao Yan was immediately dumb when he heard this. Who would have thought
that this leader of the Inner Academy’s ‘Wolf Teeth’ would actually
be this afraid of Zi Yan.
“I will help you tell her when we meet.” Xiao Yan endured the
laughter in his heart as he nodded.
Lin Xiuya finally sighed in relief after hearing Xiao Yan’s reply. The
former gave the latter a smile of gratitude before cupping his hands
together and leaving.
Xiao Yan let out soft laughter as he eyed Lin Xiuya who had turned around
and left. It was indeed true that one thing surrenders to another…
“The fourth match: number fifteen!”
A cry suddenly sounded from the judges’ seats just as Xiao Yan sighed,
causing him to be slightly startled. He immediately raised his head, only
to see the faintly smiling gaze of Su Qian being shot toward him.
“Is it finally my turn…”
Xiao Yan turned around and threw his gaze toward a pair of vicious gazes
that had been thrown over. The corner of his mouth was lifted into a cold