Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-665
Xiao Yan stood on a spacious path within the Inner Academy. He watched
the students who were filled with vitality coming and going, and his
somewhat cold face, cold from having lingered within the ‘Black-Corner
Region’ for a couple of months, finally became much warmer. Although
the competitive atmosphere within the Inner Academy was quite strong, it
was really like paradise when compared to the cruel ‘Black-Corner
The person who had followed Xiao Yan into the Inner Academy was still
Medusa, who had been following closely beside Xiao Yan. These two people
were standing on the main road where people came and went without any
misgivings. Naturally, they attracted a countless number of surprised and
curious gazes. With Medusa’s beautiful, demon-like appearance, she
naturally possessed an unusual allure that was difficult to describe with
words to these young students who had been living in the ivory tower.
Some of the younger teenagers or young men felt a great interest to the
mature woman. This was the so-called fondness for an elder sister feeling.
Medusa appeared to have totally ignored all the numerous amazed gazes
from around her. Her bewitching, pretty face was still as cold as ice.
The cold aura spreading all over her body that completely turned others
away also caused some of the bold fellows, who had the thought of
striking up a conversation with her, to dismiss such a notion.
Although Medusa was able to ignore those gazes from around her, Xiao Yan
still felt somewhat helpless. Since the former had been following him
around closely, those gazes could not help but fall onto him. However,
the gazes that turned to him were naturally not of amazement but of
extremely pure envy and a kind of jealousy within a man’s heart.
A person who was able to possess that kind of beauty, who could bring
ruin to a country, was mostly a common enemy in the hearts of men.
TL: A beauty that could bring ruin to a country – idiom meaning extremely
beautiful to the point that she can manipulate kings and bring about
destruction because of terrible decisions
Xiao Yan could only helplessly shake his head in the face of those gazes
that contained traces of enmity. He would naturally not find fault with
those students, who were younger than him. Therefore, after he had
identified his direction, he waved at Medusa before a silver glow flashed
under his feet. In an instant, he disappeared in front of the numerous
stunned gazes around him.
Only after the two people disappeared was the surrounding quiet
atmosphere broken by numerous hushed conversations.
“That fellow is really fast. These two people don’t appear to be
students of the Inner Academy right?”
“However, that man seemed to look a little familiar?” Some of the
people blinked their eyes uncertainly as they tried to recall with all
“That’s right, I have remembered. Isn’t he the leader of ‘Pan’s
Gate’, Xiao Yan?” A surprised cry suddenly sounded. Immediately, many
people had a look of sudden understanding on their faces. Everyone looked
at one another as excitement leaped within their eyes. Many people held a
kind of admiration for this legendary mysterious person who usually could
not be seen. In the big battle for the survival of the Inner Academy back
then, this young man had basically turned the situation around. Such a
dazzling battle result caused these students to feel their hot blood boil
by just hearing about it.
“Tsk tsk, no wonder he is able to get such a beauty to follow beside
him. He is actually senior Xiao Yan…” Quite a number of people
quietly smacked their lips after learning of Xiao Yan’s identity. They
immediately sighed quietly in their hearts. It seemed that only heroes
were accompanied by beauties.
Xiao Yan naturally did not hear the various conversations of those
students. After leaving the spot where everything occurred, he maneuvered
at lightning-like speed to the area deep inside the Inner Academy where
the First Elder Su Qian was located.
When Xiao Yan entered the study that Su Qian usually used, the latter
also discovered his footsteps. He lifted his head to look at Xiao Yan who
was the first to enter and could not help but smile. He was just about to
get up when his gaze locked onto Medusa who was behind Xiao Yan.
“Ke ke, First Elder need not be worried. I have already settled the
matter between the both of us.” Xiao Yan saw the suddenly solidifying
of Su Qian’s face, and hurriedly opened his mouth to laugh. He knew
that Su Qian was extremely afraid of Medusa within his heart. After all,
this woman truly caused him to feel a sense of danger.
Su Qian’s tensed body only quietly relaxed a little after hearing this.
Although most of his focus still remained on Medusa, he was able to
reveal a smile on his face as he spoke, “You have been gone for a
couple of months in one go. Were it not because I had confidence in you,
I would have really thought that you had been quietly finished off by
those fellows within the ‘Black-Corner Region’.”
Xiao Yan smiled and slowly walked into the study. After which, he sat
down on the chair in front of Su Qian and spoke with a smile, “First
Elder need not lie to me. How can the Inner Academy not sense it when I
create such a big commotion within the ‘Black-Corner Region’?”
Su Qian was startled. He immediately could not help but laugh as he shook
his head. He said, “Little fellow, you are indeed not an ordinary
person. You have now occupied Feng City, set up an enormous medicinal
pill auction, and attracted the attention of over half the
‘Black-Corner Region’. The Inner Academy naturally needed to pay some
Xiao Yan nodded. Being two enormous beings that were next to one another,
the Inner Academy naturally needed to maintain an exceptional caution for
that chaotic region. Originally, according to the Inner Academy plan,
that Feng City was located far too close to the Inner Academy and it
would not allow any faction within the ‘Black-Corner Region’ to
occupy it. This was to avoid any unnecessary trouble that might appear in
the future. However, due to Xiao Yan’s relationship, the Feng City
ended up belonging to ‘Xiao Gate’. Despite this, some essential
monitoring tactics were unavoidable. After all, Su Qian and the others
needed to think of the safety of the entire academy.
“What are your plans now that you have returned? However, strictly
speaking, you are still a student of our Inner Academy. Looking at the
date, you have yet to graduate. Yet, you have not been training within
the Inner Academy. This kind of behavior is sufficient to allow me to
give you the title of a ‘bad student.’” Su Qian first asked a
question before immediately rolling his eyes at Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan gave an embarrassed smile. He was also somewhat helpless as he
spoke with a bitter smile, “First Elder should also know that the Inner
Academy no longer has much benefit to me anymore.”
Su Qian curled his mouth. Xiao Yan’s current strength would not be able
to increase much within the Inner Academy. Even training all day long at
the bottom of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ would not have much
attraction to Xiao Yan who possessed the real ‘Fallen Heart Flame’.
However, he still felt a little displeased when he thought about it. This
fellow really did not engage in honest work.
“First Elder, I might perhaps return to the Jia Ma Empire within these
two months.” Xiao Yan’s gaze looked at Su Qian as he spoke with an
increasingly solemn expression.
Su Qian was slightly startled. He knit his brows slightly as he voiced
his thoughts, “Are you returning to the Jia Ma Empire already? So
Xiao Yan sighed softly and spoke with a faint voice, “I have already
left for three years. Some grudges must eventually be settled.”
“Ugh, naturally I can’t really say anything to stop you when it comes
to such matters. Although your strength has currently soared, you should
still act carefully. The Misty Cloud Sect has a very deep foundation
within the Jia Ma Empire, and its strength is far too enormous. Moreover,
that Yun Shan is a true elite Dou Zong. If you were to act carelessly, it
is likely that you won’t have a chance at a comeback. I know that it is
likely that you had the thought of increasing your strength and taking
revenge when you arrived at the Jia Nan Academy back then. After these
three years, you are already no longer that young man who was filled with
vigor.” Su Qian mused for a moment before speaking earnestly.
“Xiao Yan will remember First Elder’s teaching deep in my heart…
thank you very much for your care during these past few years.” Xiao
Yan felt a little touched in his heart when he heard Su Qian’s sincere
reminder. He stood up and bowed to Su Qian with a solemn expression. The
care and favor that Su Qian had given him these couple of years while he
was in the academy was something that anyone could see. This favor was
not something that he could slight.
“Ke ke, why are you saying all this? You are a student of our Inner
Academy. All of these things are within my responsibility.” Su Qian
smiled and waved his hand. He eyed the young face before suddenly
sighing, “I really envy Yao zun-zhe. He was actually able to find such
an outstanding disciple. Ke ke, honestly speaking, I also had such
intentions back then…”
Xiao Yan was stunned when he heard this. He immediately spoke sincerely,
“First Elder is also a good teacher whom one could not ask for more in
Xiao Yan’s heart.”
Su Qian smiled and said, “You are about to leave. Is there anything
that I can help you with?”
Xiao Yan rubbed his head and spoke with an embarrassed smile, “There is
actually nothing much. It is just that I hope First Elder can help me
look after ‘Xiao Gate’ after I leave. This is not a bad development
place. Once I settle the matter in the Jia Ma Empire, I will formally
send someone to take it over. However, before this, First Elder might
need to help look after it. After all, you should also know about the
kind of place the ‘Black-Corner Region’ is. Without me sitting
around, it is likely that Feng City will be occupied by other factions
within a short period of time.”
“Little fellow, you actually want me, a person from the Inner Academy,
to help you look after a faction within the ‘Black-Corner Region’?”
Su Qian felt neither able to laugh nor cry. However, he ended up nodding
a moment later. He voiced his thoughts, “This is not too much trouble.
The ‘Black-Corner Region’ has many big and small factions who could
form a force that even the Jia Nan Academy would have difficulty
contending against if they united together, but it is fortunate that each
of these fellows harbor sinister motives and have difficulty joining
hands. Given our strength, taking care of ‘Xiao Gate’ should not be
much of a problem.”
“In that case, thank you very much, First Elder!” Xiao Yan rejoiced
when he saw Su Qian nodding his head, and he cupped his hands together to
thank with a grin.
Su Qian smiled and immediately said, “Although I know that returning to
the Jia Ma Empire is an extremely important matter to you, you should not
blame me for not providing you much help on this matter because of the
special status of the Jia Nan Academy on the continent.”
“Xiao Yan is not an unreasonable person. First Elder has already given
me enough help.” Xiao Yan laughed softly. He had naturally not dreamed
that Su Qian would use the Jia Nan Academy’s strength to help him seek
revenge. After all, this academy did not belong to him alone.
Su Qian smiled and nodded as he looked at the cheerful smile on the
delicate, handsome, young face. His finger gently knocked on the table. A
moment later, he randomly said, “Of course, some elders, especially
those like Lin Yan who have been promoted from a student, may be an Inner
Academy Elder in name, but they are free individuals. Whatever they wish
to do naturally does not have much relationship with us. This… do you
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard these words of Su Qian which were
pointing in a certain direction. He immediately smiled and nodded.
“Since that is the case, thank you very much, First Elder!”