The Martial Emperor with Dragon Blood

Chapter 2 - Budding powers

Chapter 2: Budding powers

Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio

Mustering up all his remaining strength, Ye Qing cried, “Mo’er, run!”

Ye Mo stared with wide eyes at the beast, feet not moving an inch from where he was.

“How could this happen? How could this happen?!”

Ye Mo let out a ferocious howl, his blood boiling in anger, causing his eyes to glow as red as rubies. His hair became a fiery red; fresh blood started to seep out, causing a veil of blood to coalesce around his form.

“How? Didn’t the genetic testing done by Xiao Ning confirm that Mo’er hasn’t inherited his mother’s bloodline?”

Ye Qing could not believe his eyes as he stared at what appeared to be the Dragon Form. Only those who inherited the bloodline could undergo the transformation.

In that moment, Ye Mo succumbed to mania and started attacking the Beast as if he was in a trance. He lashed out at the black Yuanli Beast with tremendous force, sending the furniture in the hut into turmoil.

The Beast appeared to be sentient. As it sensed the aura emanating from Ye Mo’s body, a look of fear flashed across its face and it cowered in Ye Mo’s presence, almost like a small cat.

Ye Mo threw another punch, this time aimed at the Beast’s head. It cried out in pain, but did not dare to fight back. Without skipping a beat, Ye Mo threw a flurry of punches at the Beast like heavy rain upon a window. As its cries grew fainter, The Beast slowly disappeared without a trace.

After subduing the Beast, Ye Mo’s crimson eyes gradually reverted back to its usual black, as with his hair.

Ye Mo seemed to wake up from his trance as his eyes travelled towards his father, whose face was drained of blood. He immediately ran to Ye Qing’s side and fell onto his knees.

With tears streaming down his face, he asked, “Dad, what just happened?”

“Don’t worry about me. The thing you were doing just then, what was that about?” Ye Qing, on the other hand, held excitement in his voice. Knowing that Ye Mo had such potential, he would be able to die in peace.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what’s happening, but I’ll take you to the Main House. He will definitely send the best doctors to you,” Ye Mo rambled. As he grabbed Ye Qing’s arms to help him stand, Ye Qing pushed him away.

Ye Qing shook his head and feebly muttered, “Main House? The Ye Clan has not a single iota of empathy or compassion. Besides, my Energy Center has been completely destroyed. At this stage, it’s a lost cause.”

In his glory days, he brought endless glory and honor to Ye Clan. After Ye Qing was heavily injured at the battle, the Door of Desolation compensated the Ye Clan so greatly that it drew envy from even the most distinguished, prosperous clans. But today, after his fall from grace, not only did he not receive a single drop of that compensation, but his son had to suffer from bullying and verbal abuse. And not one person had stood up for him.

“No, there must be a cure. If it’s not found in Tianwu Kingdom, I will find it in the Zone of Desolation. If it’s not found in the Zone of Desolation, I will seek out Lingwu Continent.”

Ye Mo shook his head, refusing to succumb to fate. Loud sobs racked his body as he cried in pain.

Seeing the determination harbored by his son, Ye Qing’s face lit up with a proud, loving smile. He suddenly realized that the best thing that had happened to him was fathering this wonderful, strong-willed child with Zi Ning.

Ye Qing gently stroked Ye Mo’s hair and said, “Mo’er, I’m actually relieved. You can finally live your own life. You shouldn’t have to always worry about your sick father.”


“Let me finish. I have always wanted to find your mom and bring her home. But I couldn’t even survive the Battle of Yidao. Incompetent, no?” Ye Qing said bitterly.

“No, no, you will always be the greatest in my books,” Ye Mo said. Ever since he could speak, Ye Mo had heard countless legends of his father’s accomplishments despite only ever seeing his father bedridden.

“I am too incompetent. I couldn’t find your mom. To find her and be able to bring her home is my only wish. The only wish I have.” Ye Qing slowly closed his eyes, a single drop of tear trickled down his face.

“Zi Ning, just you wait till I become stronger! I will enter your clan with pride on my face and honor on my shoulders and ask for your hand in marriage!” This promise was uttered by Ye Qing to Zi Ning back in the days, a promise he could not fulfill.

After hearing this, Ye Mo was unnaturally quiet, almost bordering on an ominous calm. A glint of crimson flashed across his eyes.

At this moment, the door suddenly busted open and Ye Zhantian entered the room.

As he set his eyes on the scene unfolding before him, his eyes widened. He rushed towards the pair and asked, “Ye Mo, what is this?”

“When dad was controlling his energy flow, his Energy Center suddenly exploded and from there, a black Yuanli Beast emerged from it,” Ye Mo answered weakly.

“Yuanli Beast? Could it be a talisman of the Beast seal?” Ye Zhantian muttered in astonishment.

Ye Mo frowned and hurriedly asked, “Uncle Ye, what is happening? And what is this seal you are talking about?”

“I’m not sure either, but based on what I’ve heard, Ye Qing and someone had a conflict. In the Battle of Yidao, that person defeated Ye Qing and destroyed his Energy Center. On top of that, he used a talisman to seal in Ye Qing’s Energy Center. The seal permeated his body so whenever the Energy Center is utilized to control energy flow, the talisman will transform into a sentient beast, which will erupt from Ye Qing’s body and destroy his Energy Center once more.”

“Damnit!” Ye Mo clenched his fists, suppressing the wave of anger that washed over him.

“Ye Mo, wasn’t your dad’s Energy Center damaged? How was he able to manipulate the flow of energy?” Ye Zhantian asked quizzically.

“Ever since my Energy Center was capable of absorbing the Yuan Chi of Heaven and Earth, I would sneak into dad’s room and imbue him with my energy,” Ye Mo answered casually.

“What? You’re saying that in these five years, you have been using your Energy Center to nurse your dad back to health?” Ye Zhantian was greatly shocked. If Ye Mo was absorbing the Yuan Chi of Heaven and Earth every day to help his father, it means that in these five years, he had never attempted to convert Yuan Chi to Yuanli and open any of his Gates. Was this really the “piece of garbage” who everyone thought to have no progress in five years’ time? How much determination would one need to have?

“Haha. What a joke. In hopes of recovery, I gave up five years, I endured five years, I ploughed on for five years. Five whole years, and yet these five years proved futile in the wake of this talisman.” Ye Mo howled with a mixture of fury and desperation, an aura of primal aggression radiated from his body. Knitting his eyebrows together in a deep frown, he asked coldly, “Who was that person?”

“Ye Mo, don’t act recklessly. I have no clue who that person is and even if you found out who it was, what could you do? Yes, the Ye Clan’s status in Limestone City is notable, but before him, it was nothing more than a speck of dust. What you need to do right now is to become stronger!” Ye Zhantian said, shaking his head in disapproval.

At this moment, to seek revenge was foolish, even absurd. Furthermore, Ye Zhantian wanted him to dismiss the thought of vengeance.

Even after he became stronger, he still should not seek revenge.

Ye Mo’s fists were clenched so tightly, that his nails dug deep into the flesh of his palms and drew blood.

If that person could subdue his father ten years ago, then ten years after that, their skill must have reached a stage of incomprehensible strength.

Ye Mo’s childhood dreams had been to surpass Ye Qing and to become a figure revered by the entire Tianwu Kingdom. Yet this dream had been shattered by the harsh realities of life.

Ye Qing’s fall prompted Ye Mo to give up training, to endure all the abuse thrown at him by his peers, just to absorb Yuan Chi every day and aid in the rehabilitation of Ye Qing.

Today marked the day of Ye Qing’s death, the day that kindled the fighting spirit and the thirst for vengeance within Ye Mo.

Within Ye Mo’s Energy Center, the Rising Dragon Pillar began to shake. The voices of countless dragons sounded in a bellowing chorus!

The hidden potential of a dragon will rise to the heavens!

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