Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-954
A serene fragrance was lingering within the carriage. Some hand-picked
decorations decorated it, giving this carriage a female’s touch. It was
difficult to imagine that Han Xue, who appeared cold and indifferent on
the outside, would actually possess the mentality of a little woman in
Xiao Yan was a little uneasy as he sat on a chair in the carriage. On the
opposite side was Han Xue, who was retrieving a teacup and personally
filling it with tea. After which, she gently pushed it in front of Xiao
Yan in a somewhat unsmooth manner. From the looks of this, this young
lady of the Han clan had seldom done the work of waiting on others.
However, it was also because of this that Xiao Yan felt uneasy. Having
already gotten used to the cold indifference of Han Xue, he could not
really adapt to her suddenly becoming so warm within such a short period
Xiao Yan held the teacup and sensed the faint warmth and remnant
fragrance. He raised his eyes slightly and coincidentally collided with
her pretty eyes. At that moment, he involuntarily let out a bitter laugh
and said, “Young Lady Han, please say what you wish to say.”
“Call me Han Xue. I am really unworthy of this ‘young lady’.” Han
Xue also slowly sat down. She glanced at Xiao Yan and softly said, “It
is unexpected that the person who was on the brink of death, that we had
randomly picked up in the desert, would actually be an expert who hides
extremely well. Regardless of the case, Han Yue shall thank you here for
rescuing us twice on this journey.”
“It’s nothing, if not for your help, it is likely that I might have
been food to some wolf. Lending a hand and rescuing all of you is
something that I ought to do. Young la… there is no need to worry about
these matters. I am not after some reward from you.” Xiao Yan waved his
hand and laughed.
Han Xue curled her mouth into a smile. Her usual cold face also bloomed
into a warm moving smile. After some hesitation, she slowly asked, “Are
you leaving once we arrive in Tian Bei City?”
“That should be the case if no accident occurs.” Xiao Yan paused for
a moment before nodding and replying.
Disappointment flashed across Han Xue’s pretty eyes when she heard
this. Her hand touched the teapot. A moment later, she summoned her
courage and said, “Mister Xiao Yan, can I ask you to help me with
“The matter between the Han clan and the Hong clan?” Xiao Yan placed
the teacup in his hand down and inquired with a calm voice.
Han Xue bit her lower red lip with the back of her teeth and nodded
“You really overestimate me. For the Hong clan to be able to dominate
the Tian Bei City for so many years, its strength is definitely not weak.
What help can I give with my strength alone?” Xiao Yan slowly said.
Having just arrived at the Central Plains, he really did not wish to
offend someone the moment he stuck his foot in this place. This was
especially the case when this Hong clan had some connection with the
whatever Wind Lightning Pavilion. Xiao Yan knew that this faction that
had specially been introduced by Xin Lan was likely extremely strong.
With his current strength, it was likely difficult for him to contend
“Mister Xiao Yan should also be an alchemist too, right?” Han Xue
spoke somewhat anxiously. “Moreover, your tier would likely be quite
high. Even the Hong clan would likely not easily offend a high tier
alchemist. Hence, if you are willing to lend a hand, the Han clan would
definitely be much more relaxed.”
Xiao Yan raised his eyes slightly. He looked at the pleading look and
anxiety on Han Xue’s face and involuntarily let out a bitter laugh.
This trouble really gave him a headache.
“Mister Xiao Yan, as long as you are willing to help the Han clan
through this difficulty, the Han clan will definitely give you a
satisfactory reward. If… if you really think that won’t do, I am
willing to be your concubine. Please lend a hand!” A bright-redness
suddenly surged up Han Xue’s pretty face as she clenched her silver
teeth and spoke.
“*Cough*…” These words of hers nearly caused Xiao Yan to spit out
the tea in his mouth. He hurriedly stood up, waved his hand, and said,
“Don’t. I am used to being alone and will really not be used to it if
someone follows beside me. I will give this matter some thought. Let’s
leave it as it is for now. Goodbye.”
Xiao Yan hurriedly turned around, pulled open the door of the carriage,
and fled after saying these words. He did not expect that this ice-cold
Han Xue would actually be so bold in such matters. She was even bold to
the point where he was unable to endure.
Han Xue was startled as she watched Xiao Yan flee from the carriage in a
miserable manner. A moment later, she let out a smile. Ever since she had
met him, she had never seen this old-well-like unfathomable young man act
this way. It was unexpected that he actually had such a reaction because
of her words. It was really extremely interesting.
“This person is not bad… but I can tell that he is the type who
doesn’t like trouble. Ugh, moreover, the strength of the Hong clan is
so great. Pulling him in might be a kind of trouble for him. I was a
Han Xie laughed softly before gradually calming down. She sighed and
spoke with a distant voice.
After Xiao Yan had exposed his strength, the people in the convoy gave
him additional respect as he had expected. Something like the
unrestrained joking from a couple of days earlier no longer occurred.
Although Xiao Yan had long since expected this, he still involuntarily
laughed in his heart. His strength was really so great that it was
unreachable in the eyes of these people…
This kind of change caused Xiao Yan to feel a little uneasy. However, it
was fortunate that there was only a short journey left. The outline of an
enormous city vaguely appeared in their sight when evening approached.
Han Chong also sighed in relief when he saw the city, appearing to have
released a heavy burden. Seeing their reaction, Xiao Yan also understood
that this was the so-called Tian Bei City…
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept randomly before taking two steps back.
Coincidentally he stopped beside Han Chong, who hurriedly cupped his
hands together when he saw Xiao Yan approach only to feel a gentle force
blocking him. A helpless voice was immediately transmitted into his ears,
“Big brother Han, there is no need to be so courteous. My life was
rescued by you. Don’t call me whatever mister. Just call me as you did
in the past.”
“Miste… Brother Xiao Yan, you’re too courteous. With your current
strength, it is likely that you would have been fine even without our
rescue.” Han Chong hesitated a little before he spoke with a smile.
However, his voice still contained an awe that was difficult to hide.
Xiao Yan felt helpless. He flicked his finger and a medicinal pill landed
in Han Chong’s hand without leaving a trace. He softly said in a random
voice, “Keep the medicinal pill properly. It can aid you in increasing
your chances of success of breaking through to the Dou Wang class.”
Han Chong’s body suddenly trembled upon hearing this. Excitement
appeared in his eyes. He had remained at the peak of the Dou Ling class
for many years, but had yet to show any signs of breaking through. He
knew that some high tier medicinal pills had the unique properties of
aiding one in breaking through. However, the price of that kind of
medicinal pill was incomparably high. How could he afford one with his
“Brother… brother Xiao Yan, this gift is too valuable…” Han Chong
spoke in a trembling voice. His eyes had become somewhat red because of
“Is it more valuable than my life?” Xiao Yan smiled and teased.
“Brother Xiao Yan, you… are you planning to leave?” Han Chong
carefully stored the medicinal pill away before suddenly asking.
Xiao Yan was quiet for a moment, feeling somewhat unsure of how he should
“Ke ke, brother Xiao Yan. There is nothing hard to say. You do not have
much of a relationship with the Han clan. Yet, you have rescued us twice
along this journey. Even if you wish to return the favor, you have
already done more than enough. The Hong clan is powerful. It would not be
good if you are dragged in…” Han Chong smiled and spoke upon seeing
Xiao Yan was silent.
The sound of horse hooves was transmitted from the city’s gate in the
distance while Xiao Yan was chatting with Han Chong. It immediately
galloped in their direction.
Han Chong’s group, which had already been frightened before, hurriedly
tightened the grip on the weapons in their hands upon seeing this
activity. A moment later, however, a sharp-eyed person joyously said,
“It’s our people.”
The sound of horse hooves swiftly stopped in front of the convoy.
Immediately, a figure leaped down from the horse. This person looked to
be around twenty-three to twenty-four years old. He was wearing some
brilliant clothes and looked extremely energetic. His face was also a
little handsome. His tall body gave him an imposing appearance. However,
Han Chong’s group knit their brows slightly together when they saw him.
Han Xue also walked out of her carriage when the sound of horse hooves
appeared. Her pretty eyes paused on Xiao Yan first, but he appeared to
have not sensed them. He only bothered to chat with Han Chong. Seeing
this, she could only unwillingly clench her teeth, turn her head, and
look at the man, who had descended from the horse. Her eyebrows were
slightly knit together.
“Xue mei, are you alright?” A joy surged into the eyes of the man
when he saw Han Xue. He swiftly walked forward and inquired in a
TL: mei – sister, can be use an intimate way of calling a younger
“I’m fine.” Xue Mei randomly replied. The corner of her eyes
suddenly glanced at Xiao Yan who was slowly stepping back. She quickly
turned around and cried out loud, “Stand where you are!”
Xiao Yan could only stop his body when he saw Han Xue looking over and
helplessly spread his hands to Han Chong.
Han Xue’s pretty eyes stared at Xiao Yan. A moment later, she appeared
to have thought of something. Her eyes dimmed and she softly said, “I
have acted wilfully. If mister Xiao Yan really wishes to leave, please do
so. Thank you for your care during this journey. Hopefully we will have
the affinity to meet again in the future.”
Xiao Yan bitterly laughed after she said such words. If he were to turn
around and leave after she said those words, it was likely that the
others would look at him with disdain.
“Ugh, I will stay behind and take a look, but you should not place too
much hope in me…” Xiao Yan sighed as he responded.
Han Xue said. Her dim eyes that caused one to feel one’s heart shatter
immediately emitted a moving expression after hearing this.
Xiao Yan could only nod his head when he saw this pretty face that
appeared enchanting because of her happiness. His heart once again let
out a bitter laugh. Something like a favor… was really as heavy as a
“Xue Mei, who is this? It looks as though he is extremely unfamiliar.
Is he also a guard of our Han clan?” The handsome man by the side
naturally felt a jealousy surge out of his heart when he saw the usually
cold and indifferent Han Xue revealing such ladylike mannerisms in front
of this ordinary young man. Immediately, he randomly smiled and inquired.
His tone contained exceptional disdain toward the guards, which had a
servant like status.
“Han Lin, you better be more courteous to my guest. He is not a guard,
but an Honorary Guest whom I have invited on behalf of the Han clan. If
you continue to randomly say any nonsense, don’t blame me for turning
against you!” Han Xue suddenly turned her body. Her pretty face
appeared to have completely transformed into a chilly one as she coldly
Han Lin’s face alternated between green and white upon being
reprimanded by Han Xue in such a manner. He was immediately unable to
control himself as he coldly laughed, “Honorary Guest? Xue Mei, I think
that you have got things wrong, no? According to the rules of our clan,
the first rule of an Honorary Guest is that he must have the strength of
a Dou Huang. Although you are the daughter of the clan head, you cannot
simply ignore the rules of the clan, can you?”
A moving smile was suddenly revealed on Han Xue’s originally cold and
indifferent face when she heard this. She waved her hand and some guards
escorted two people from a carriage before throwing them in front of Han
“He was able to capture Hong Mu and Hong Lie, these two Elders of the
Hong clan alive. Why don’t you tell me if he is qualified?”