Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-956
Even with Han Yue’s character, her small peach-blossom-like mouth had
involuntarily widened the moment she saw the delicate and handsome face,
that wore an awkward smile, belonging to the young man in an ordinary
linen garment. A long while later, she finally cried out in surprise,
“Xiao Yan? Why are you here?”
Xiao Yan spread his hands. It would be a long story if he were to answer
“Huh? Sis, are you acquainted with mister Xiao Yan?” Han Xue was
similarly stunned when Han Yue called out Xiao Yan’s name. The matters
of this world could not be so coincidental, could they?
Han Yue’s pretty eyes stared at Xiao Yan. A moment later, she let out a
sweet smile. Her gorgeous blooming-flower-like smile caused the tense
atmosphere within the hall to lessen a little. Her beautiful eyes roamed
once around Xiao Yan before she teasingly said, “I am naturally
acquainted with him. If we were to talk about it, I can be considered his
senior in school.”
“Ke ke, is this little brother also a student of the Inner Academy in
the Jia Nan Academy? It is rumored that the requirement the Inner Academy
place on accepting students is extremely strict. By being able to enter
it, this little brother should also be an extremely talented
individual.” The middle-aged man in brilliant clothes by the side
smiled as he spoke at this moment. These words were not empty words. He
had weighed Xiao Yan in detail when he had first appeared. After which,
he was surprised to discover that even he, who had half a foot in the Dou
Zong class, was unable to clearly see the bottom line of this young man…
“This is my father, the clan head of the Han clan, Han Chi.” Han Xue
softly introduced Xiao Yan.
“He is more than just a talented individual. He dared to challenge an
expert Dou Huang when he was just a Da Dou Shi. After entering the Inner
Academy for less than a year, he had become a top three existence in the
Strong Ranking. This kind of guts and talent is incomparable within the
Inner Academy.” Han Yue covered her mouth and softly laughed. Her
elegant demeanor was extremely attractive.
The expressions of the members of the Han clan in the hall changed a
little when they heard her words. They had a clear understanding of the
Jia Nan Academy. Naturally, they knew that most of the students there
possessed great talent. Moreover, those who could become the top
individuals there were all undoubtedly extremely outstanding people. It
was unexpected that this seemingly ordinary man actually possessed such a
Han Xue also turned her head to look at Xiao Yan. She was surprised after
hearing Han Yue’s words. The brilliance in her pretty eyes was even
denser. She had heard Han Yue mention the so-called Strong Ranking in the
Jia Nan Academy. Even with Han Yue’s talent, she could could be ranked
behind the top ten. Those people in the top ten were all extremely
talented individuals. The top three might have to be described with the
“Senior Han Yue has praised me a little too much. Those things are only
because I have good luck.” Xiao Yan bitterly laughed as he shook his
head when he saw Han Yue praising him.
Han Yue smiled slightly. Seeing that Xiao Yan did not wish to get
entangled over these matters, she changed the topic and asked somewhat
curiously, “Why are you together with Xue-er?”
Han Xue by the side quickly took over the conversation when she heard
this. She roughly spoke about what had happened in the desert and the
things that had happened along the way.
“So that’s what happened… we really have to thank little brother
Xiao Yan. If you had not leant a hand, it is likely that my young
daughter and the Han clan’s convoy would have difficulty escaping from
calamity.” The brilliantly robed man’s expression changed when he
heard Han Xue explain the unexpected events along the way. He immediately
stood up, cupped his hands to Xiao Yan, and spoke with a deep voice.
“Clan Head Han is too courteous. It is only natural that I return the
favor after being rescued by others.” Xiao Yan smiled as he spoke.
“Ke ke, since you are acquainted with Yue-er and you are also
Xue-er’s savior, you can call me uncle Han if you do not dislike it.
The term clan head Han is really too unfamiliar.” Han Xhi waved his
head and laughed in a clear voice.
Hearing this, Xiao Yan found it difficult to reject and could only nod
“Father, is the Hong clan here to create trouble again?” Seeing that
both parties were briefly acquainted, Han Xue suddenly bunched up her
eyebrows and asked.
“Ugh, the Hong clan has always wanted to dominate the Tian Bei City
alone. They have always seen our Han clan as an eyesore. It was nothing
in the past when our strength were approximately the same. However, Hong
Chen has recently returned to Tian Bei City. It is rumored that he has
already become an Inner Hall disciple in the Wind Lightning Northern
Pavilion. His status is already very different from the past. Using this,
the Hong clan’s reputation has also soared. Currently, many neutral
factions within Tian Bei City are already leaning toward the Hong
clan.” Han Chi sighed as he explained the situation.
Wind Lightning Northern Pavilion? Isn’t it Wind Lightning Pavilion?”
Xiao Yan asked Han Xue in a somewhat doubtful soft voice when he heard
“The Wind Lightning Pavilion is divided into four pavilions, namely the
north, south, east, and west. They are situated in the four corners of
the northern region of the Central Plains. That Wind Lightning Northern
Pavilion is on the Qi Feng Mountain five hundred kilometers from Tian Bei
City. Hong Chen is the Inner Hall disciple of the Wind Lightning Northern
Pavilion.” Han Xue explained.
Xiao Yan finally came to a sudden understanding. Immediately, he once
again felt shocked at the strength of the Wind Lightning Pavilion. Just a
branch pavilion was sufficient to cause the Han clan such fear.
“Although part of the reason that Hong Chen has made such a request for
your sister and you to marry him is because you and your sister have
caught his eye, a greater part of it is perhaps because he is planning to
gradually erode our Han clan… I will naturally not agree to such a
request and trick. The Hong clan might be powerful, but it is likely that
they would suffer a great loss if they were to really attack our Han
clan.” Han Chi slowly spoke.
Han Xue tightened her hand and coldly said, “Therefore, that fellow has
proposed such a request to get a person from the same generation to fight
“Ugh… the most outstanding person in the Han clan from the same
generation is your elder sister. However, she has currently only just
advanced to the Dou Huang class. Moreover, this is because she had a
special encounter. That Hong Chen, however, is at the very least a seven
star Dou Huang level. Adding the many high class Dou Skills from the Wind
Lightning Pavilion, Han Yue is no match for him.” Han Chi bitterly
laughed and continued, “Moreover, forget about the Han clan. Among the
same generation within Tian Bei City, one would be hard pressed to find
someone who could contend with Hong Chen. Hong Chen is naturally full of
confidence to boldly mention such a condition… hence, the Han clan does
indeed have some trouble this time around…”
“It might be a little troublesome, but it is not impossible to resolve.
Of course, the precondition is if someone is willing to lend a hand…”
Han Yue smiled and suddenly piped up.
Numerous gazes in the hall immediately took the hint and were thrown to
Xiao Yan after they heard her words. Han Xue also nodded her head by the
side. “That’s right. Mister Xiao Yan is very strong. If he can help,
he will be able to defeat Hong Chen!”
Xiao Yan involuntarily felt somewhat helpless upon being looked at by so
many people. These two sisters had a coldness that kept people at a great
distance on their surface. However, they seemed to hide a cunningness
under that coldness.
Han Yue clenched her silver teeth when she saw Xiao Yan’s helpless
expression. She immediately took a couple of steps forward and used a
voice that only the both of them could hear, “Xiao Yan, this matter is
extremely important to my Han clan. Hopefully, you can lend a hand on
account of our relationship in the past. At the very most, I will not
bother you about how you secretly took the Core Quenching Body Milk that
Xiao Yan’s expression immediately became embarrassed when he heard
this. He awkwardly asked, “Senior Han Xue, you… how did you know
“Have you forgotten that the big ape guarding the Core Quenching Body
Milk kndw how to speak the human language?” Han Yue softly laughed.
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly. It had actually been that beast…
“What do you say?” Han Yue’s gaze was locked onto Xiao Yan. Her
pretty eyes contained a begging expression.
Xiao Yan entered his thoughts.
Seeing that Xiao Yan had become quiet, Han Yue was involuntarily a little
disappointed. She gently bit the her lower lip, appearing to summon up
her courage. She said, “As long as you can help my Han clan through
this crisis, I… I…”
“Are you also thinking of becoming my concubine?” The corner of Xiao
Yan’s mouth twitched as he continued her words.
A redness surged onto Han Yue’s pretty face when she heard this. Even
her lovely ear tips had become fiery hot.
“Ugh, don’t say this. I am really afraid…” Xiao Yan bitterly
laughed. They were indeed sisters. Could their hearts resonate with each
other? They knew just what he was most afraid of…
“I cannot guarantee anything. All I can say is that I will try my
best…” Xiao Yan sighed. Perhaps it was because he felt a little
apologetic for having secretly stolen the Core Quenching Body Milk that
Han Yue had found. Hence, Xiao Yan nodded slowly after musing for a
Surprise surfaced in Han Yue’s pretty eyes when she saw Xiao Yan nod
his head. Her eyes were shining as she stared at him, “Really?”
Xiao Yan could only nod once again under the focus of those shiny eyes.
“Father, since Hong Chen was the one who threw out those words that
said his opponent would be counted as long as it was someone of his
generation regardless of whether that person was a member of the Han
clan, mister Xiao Yan would definitely be the best choice.” Han Xue
smiled sweetly toward Xiao Yan before turning around to speak to Han Chi.
“Ke ke, as your father, I will naturally trust your eyesight. However,
this matter has too great of an implication. Although little brother Xiao
Yan was able to capture Hong Lie and Hong Mu alive, this point is
something that Hong Chen can also do. Being a disciple of the Wind
Lightning Pavilion, he knows many powerful high class Dou Techniques .
Forget about those of the same level, even those who are one or two stars
stronger than him would likely have difficulty completely defeating him.
These words might cause a blotch to form on little brother Xiao Yan’s
heart, but knives and swords don’t have eyes in such a match. If any
accident happens to you as a result, our Han clan would feel extremely
sorry…” Han Chi hesitated for a moment before speaking with a bitter
“Father, you don’t believe that mister Xiao Yan can defeat Hong
Chen?” Han Xue by the side stomped her foot. She had spent a great
amount of breath in order to invite this great-god-like being over. If
these words of Han Chi were to offend him, where would she go crying to?
Han Chi could only smile bitterly as he was questioned by his two
daughters in this manner. It was not that he did not trust Xiao Yan, but
Hong Chen’s strength was indeed too great. If they were to lose this
match, it would affect the rest of Han Yue’s life. Forget about him, it
was likely that the entire Han clan, with the exception of these two
girls, would not dare to be so careless…
“Xue-er, Yue-er, there is no need to continue forcing elder brother.
Why don’t we do this. Since the both of you have such confidence in
this little brother Xiao Yan, why don’t you allow uncle to come forward
and test him? After all, this matter concerns the survival of the Han
clan and cannot afford even the slightest oversight…” A middle-aged
man who appeared around forty or so slowly stood up and smiled as he
suggested something to Han Xue and Han Yue.
“As long as this little brother Xiao Yan is able to endure my attacks
for ten exchanges without being defeated, we will allow him to
participate in this match. What do you say?”
Han Xue and Han Yue hesitated a moment when they heard this. They
exchanged gazes with one another before turning their heads to look at
Xiao Yan. They spoke in a somewhat uncertain soft manner, “This is my
second uncle Han Tian. His strength is around that of an eight star Dou
Huang. You… do you have the confidence?”
Xiao Yan similarly understood the importance of the match with Hong Chen
toward the Han clan and Han Yue. Hence, he was a little moved by the
confidence Han Xue and Han Yue had in him. They were betting their entire
fate on him.
Xiao Yan softly laughed. He slowly stepped forward, cupped his hands
toward Han Tian, and said, “If I am struck by you even once within ten
exchanges, I will cease mentioning this matter!”
The entire hall was in an uproar the moment these words sounded!