Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-695
The entire hall was completely silent in front of this somewhat unusual
scene. It appeared that even Fu Yan was in disbelief at this scene and
his face was completely shocked and dull. He had clearly sensed that the
strength of the young man in front of him was ordinary, why…
Fu Yan climbed up from the ground miserably. His face was completely
flushed red. Being turned into such a miserable state in public by a
member of the younger generation had caused this proud person to become
Fu Yan clenched his teeth and cursed. He was just about to attack again
when the slight sound of rolling-thunder reverberated out. He immediately
felt his eyes suddenly become dazzled as an the expressionless
black-robed, young man in front of him appeared by his side in a
The sudden appearance of the black-robed, young man caused the pores on
Fu Yan’s entire body to open wide. He was just about to launch an
attack when a long warm hand unknowingly appeared on his neck. That
ice-cold voice caused his entire body to stiffen.
“You don’t have the qualification to represent my teacher in teaching
Xiao Yan laughed coldly before he suddenly turned his head and spoke
faintly while his gaze swept to a corner of the hall.
“Association head Fa Ma, I would not mind letting your Alchemist
Association lose a tier 5 alchemist if you continue hiding by the side,
watching the show…”
Everyone in the spacious hall was startled when they heard Xiao Yan’s
words. They immediately turned their heads in a certain direction.
Helpless laughter sounded in the shadow in a corner under the focus of
the gazes of the many people in the hall. Immediately, an old figure
slowly came sailing out and appeared in front of everyone’s eyes. From
the looks of his appearance, he was surprisingly the association head of
the Alchemist Association, Fa Ma!
The deputy association head, Qie Mier followed close beside Fa Ma. There
was also a girl wearing a green-colored alchemist robe beside Qi Mier.
The girl had an elegant and moving appearance. She curled her red lips
slightly, revealing a haughtiness. Her skin was as white as snow and a
pair of intelligent bright eyes carried a slyness as they moved. Clearly,
this woman was a quirky individual. At this moment, this girl’s eyes
were flickering with an unusual glow as she looked at the hall and
conveniently looked at the black-robed, young man who had subdued Fu Yan.
“Ha ha, it has been three years since we last met. Is little brother
Xiao Yan well?” This old man who managed the Jia Ma Empire’s
Alchemist Association revealed a smiling face in front of the public’s
gazes and inquired about Xiao Yan in a friendly manner. It was as though
he did not notice the green-faced Fu Yan whose throat was being grasped
by Xiao Yan.
This attitude of Fa Ma naturally caused everyone in the hall to be
surprised. However, when the name, a name that had wildly spread and
caused an uproar within the capital, left his mouth, everyone once again
became stunned. They immediately came to a sudden understanding. The
gazes that they used when they looked at the black-robed, young man once
again had immediately become interested. No wonder this fellow dared to
be so arrogant. He was actually the Xiao Yan. The person who had caused
the Misty Cloud Sect to suffer great losses…
Fu Yan, who was being restrained by Xiao Yan, turned pale-white in an
instant after hearing the form of address that Fa Ma used on the young
man to his side. The anger in his eyes immediately disappeared. Back
then, even the Dou Huangs from the Misty Cloud Sect had died to the hands
of this person. He did not have the slightest doubt that Xiao Yan only
needed a little prompt in order to break his head. Moreover, with Xiao
Yan’s strength, it was likely that the Alchemist Association would not
adopt any retaliation measure even if Xiao Yan really did kill him. This
point could be clearly seen from the attitude of Fa Ma toward Xiao Yan
when the former appeared.
Fu Yan’s mouth trembled a little as he turned his furious gaze toward
the already shivering Aoba by the side. If this bastard had not failed to
open his eyes and offend such a person, why would he end up in such an
“Ke ke, association head Fa Ma, this Alchemist Association has really
disappointed me after having not met for three years… collaborating
with such a faction, I’m afraid…” Xiao Yan laughed softly before
turning his head and spoke to Fa Ma who was slowly walking over.
Fa Ma laughed bitterly when he heard this, “Little brother Xiao Yan.
Our association does indeed have some responsibility in this matter. Fu
Yan has offended you. Therefore, you can deal with him anyway you
Although these words of Fa Ma were a little soft but it gave Xiao Yan
extremely great face. Moreover, he also knew that the current Xiao Yan
was no longer that young man from back then who could be motivated to
fight for the champion spot in the competition by just being given a
medicinal formula. Given the latter’s current ability and faction, he
did have the qualification to enjoy such treatment. This was because the
current Xiao Yan was worthy of being a truly strong person in Fa Ma’s
“Ha ha, little brother Xiao Yan. Fu Yan’s character is originally
somewhat reckless and fiery in nature. He did not intend to offend you…
moreover, if we were to discuss about it, little brother Xiao Yan is also
considered an honorary Elder in our Alchemist Association. We are all
from the same side…” Qi Mier smiled and stepped forward to smooth
Xue Mei was beside Xiao Yan as she watched these two extremely important
people from the Alchemist Association step forward and speak to Xiao Yan
in an extremely courteous tone that gave Xiao Yan a lot of face. Such
treatment caused her to be amazed. Her gaze repeatedly drifted over Xiao
Yan’s body. She knew that Xiao Yan had become the champion of the
Alchemist Grand Competition back then. However, this alone would not be
sufficient for alchemist grandmasters like Fa Ma and Qi Mier to treat him
with such politeness. Moreover, from the way the conversation was
proceeding, it seemed that they were willing to lose a tier 5 alchemist
rather than coming into conflict with Xiao Yan. This caused her to be
completely stunned. The young man who was chased out of the Jia Ma Empire
by the Misty Cloud Sect back then actually possessed such abilities?
The eyes of the pretty girl beside Qi Mier flickered as she looked at the
black-robed, young man whose face was still calm even when these two
extremely important people of the association stepped forward. She felt
absent-minded within her heart for a moment. The young man back then
might have been outstanding, but he was merely a member of the younger
generation who possessed some potential. However, within a short three
years, he had already become an expert whom even association head Fa Ma
had to treat in a courteous manner. This growth speed really did cause
people to be quietly aghast.
“No wonder even great-grandfather said that this person’s
achievements in the future would be extraordinary in the future back
then…” The girl suddenly recalled a sentence that Jia Xing Tian had
mentioned to her back then. At that time, she was still somewhat
unconvinced. However, now even her proud self could not help but be
completely convinced. Compared to the other young people from this
generation back then, the current Xiao Yan had undoubtedly walked to a
relatively high position.
Xiao Yan glanced indifferently at Fa Ma and Qi Mier. He subsequently
looked at the pale-faced Fu Yan who did not even dare to move his body.
He smiled, slowly withdrew his hand and softly said, “Since the two
association heads have stepped forward, it is only natural that Xiao Yan
will give both of you some face. Originally, today’s matter was some
small problems among the younger generation. I had no choice since this
Elder wanted to come running out by himself.”
Fu Yan’s expression immediately alternated between green and white when
he heard Xiao Yan’s words.
“Ke ke, little brother Xiao Yan, thank you for letting Fu Yan off. The
old me will privately settle this matter today and be accountable to
you.” Fa Ma also sighed in relief and hurriedly spoke when he saw Xiao
Yan did not really attack Fu Yan.
Xiao Yan waved his hand and stared at Aoba. This fellow should have
already become aware that the most unlucky person would definitely be him
when this matter was settled. Hence, his face was a ghastly white as
though it was painted with white powder. He also did not expect that he
would actually end up kicking such a hard metal plate today.
“Is everyone here?” Xiao Yan’s gaze turned to Fa Ma and asked, no
longer lingering on the original topic.
“Ha ha, everyone is here. We are waiting for you.” Fa Ma smiled and
“Let’s go then…” Xiao Yan did not delay any longer after hearing
this. He turned his head to Xue Mei and said with a smile, “I currently
have some matters to deal with and will leave first. Help me say hi to
grandmaster Frank when you see him.” Xiao Yan did not wait for Xue
Mei’s response after saying this. He pulled Zi Yan and walked to the
interior of the hall.
Xue Mei only recovered after Xiao Yan had turned around and left. The
back of her teeth gently bit her lower red lip as she studied that tall
skinny back. There was an unusual color flowing in her eyes…
Back then, when she had met Xiao Yan for the first time, the latter was
still striving to become a tier 2 alchemist. With the quiet flow of time,
Xiao Yan had unknowingly become an expert who was comparable to these top
people of the empire. This kind of transformation could not be described
as small. It was likely that Frank and Ao Tuo would also sigh emotionally
should they know about his progress…
Xiao Yan followed Fa Ma’s group and turned into a couple of corridors
before moving along the stairs and making the slow climb to the higher
levels of the association.
During their walk, Xiao Yan, who had been chatting and smiling with Fa Ma
and Qi Mier suddenly turned his gaze to the somewhat familiar looking
elegant girl at the side. He smiled and said, “We have not met for
three years. Little Princess is becoming prettier and prettier.”
The elegant girl was immediately startled when she realized Xiao Yan had
suddenly acknowledged her. She slyly laughed, “It is really unexpected
that an expert like you can still remember me. It is really my honor…”
Xiao Yan smiled as he looked at this girl who was still sort of quirky. A
smile surfaced on his calm face as he sensed the tone of her words.
Although these years of venturing out had given him an extremely rich
appearance, it also turned him into someone like an old man. Who could
imagine that he was actually not much older than the little princess. He
recalled back then when a group of members from the younger generation
were competing with each other to be the champion of the Alchemist Grand
Competition. Now, the people who participated have changed.
Fa Ma and Qi Mier who were walking at the front, glanced at Xiao Yan who
was happily conversing with the little princess. They were slightly
startled before they immediately exchanged gazes. An unusual smile
flashed across their eyes.
“Little princess’s age… seems to be one where she should find a
partner. This girl is extremely proud with extremely high expectations.
Given Xiao Yan’s ability, he is extremely compatible with her…” A
thought suddenly appeared in the hearts of these two old men as they
walked. They looked at one another before a sly fox smile lifted on the
corner of their mouths.
Xiao Yan was naturally not aware of the thoughts of these two people. He
sniffed the youthful scent that was scattered from the body of the girl
by his side. He was quite happy that he could converse with someone much
younger at this moment. However, when Fa Ma and Qi Mier stopped in front
of a large door, he slowly ceased his conversations. He arranged his
robes and his expression once again became as still as an old well. He
knew that the people inside were all the top experts within the Jia Ma
Empire. He could only look up to them back then. However, now he had the
qualification to face them as equals or even look at them as inferiors…
Fa Ma smiled as he spoke. After which he exchanged glances with Qi Mier
before he gently pushed open the door. They moved their bodies a little
to the side and opened up a path to walk in.