Chapter 2433 Fall Ou
“Thirteen swords!” Duan Ling Tian said slowly with a faint smile on his face as Han Xue Nai and the other two people stared at him intently.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the other three were stunned speechless. Although they had expected that he would have an easier time memorizing the Thirteen Green Lotus Swords, they did not expect him to completely memorize the Thirteen Green Lotus Swords.
All of them were amazed. To be able to completely memorize the Divine Ability from the Devata Realm, the Thirteen Green Lotus Swords, meant that he would be able to comprehend and master the Divine Ability in its entirety.
Liu Xia’s face was filled with disbelief as she asked, “Duan Ling Tian, you… Are you sure you managed to see all the movements and memorize all thirteen swords?” It was only natural that she felt skeptical. After all, she had personally experienced how difficult it was to memorize the movements of the Thirteen Green Lotus Swords. Moreover, the Thirteen Green Lotus Swords was an extraordinary Divine Ability even in the Devata Realm.
Duan Ling Tian only grunted when faced with Liu Xia’s skeptical gaze. After a while, he said indifferently, “There’s no need for me to explain this. It’s up to you if you choose to believe it or not.”
Initially, Duan Ling Tian still had a rather good impression of Liu Xia even though she was hesitant to act that time when Rong Bo had threatened them to kick Duan Ling Tian out of the group. He could understand her hesitance at that time. However, her skeptical gaze and doubtful words really angered him this time. After a while, he said, “Is it necessary for me to lie about this? Is there any benefit to me lying?”
“I…” Liu Xia was stunned speechless when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. She felt embarrassed and regretful. If she had a chance to start over, she would not have asked him that question regardless of how much she doubted his words. She thought to herself bitterly, ‘It’s too late to do anything now… Since the incident with Rong Bo, Duan Ling Tian has already become distant. He even gave the Celestial Sword to Zhang Yi first. Now that I made him upset again, I’m afraid there won’t be any gain for me even if I continue to follow him.’ At this moment, a complex expression could be seen on her face.
Meanwhile, Han Xue Nai chimed in, “Brother Ling Tian, I believe in you!” She was slightly unhappy when she saw Liu Xia doubting Duan Ling Tian earlier. Once she heard his words, her expression turned cold immediately when she looked at Liu Xia. In fact, even a hint of anger could be seen in her eyes.
Zhang Yi said, “It’s true. There’s no need for Duan Ling Tian to lie.” Although he was shocked, he did not think Duan Ling Tian would lie. Throughout their time together in the Beyond Heaven Secret Zone, he felt he knew what kind of person Duan Ling Tian was. He could not say that he knew Duan Ling Tian very well, but he was certain Duan Ling Tian would not lie about this.
Han Xue Nai and Zhangyi’s words were like needles to Liu Xia’s ears. Her face turned red before they turned pale. After a while, she turned to look at Duan Ling Tian and said in a low voice, “Duan Ling Tian, I think there’s no point in me continuing to follow you. It’s better if we part ways from here onwards…”
When Liu Xia was about to leave the heaven-rank treasure left behind by the Green Lotus Sword Celestial, Duan Ling Tian suddenly called out to her, “Wait! I know what’s going through your mind at this moment. There’s no need for you to worry. If we run into any Celestial Supreme Treasure after this, it’ll be yours. I’m not a petty person and wouldn’t act unfairly just because of your words.”
“Really?” Liu Xia did not seem happy at all when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. Instead, she sneered. “Aren’t you just trying to get me to follow all of you so you can leave me behind to die during one of the challenges?”
Upon hearing Liu Xia’s words, Duan Ling Tian frowned. Although he had a good temperament, these words had truly angered him. “What are you talking about?!” If he really wanted her dead, would she even be alive now?
“Liu Xia, what nonsense are you spewing?!” Han Xue Nai was furious. She thought to herself, ‘This Liu Xia! How dare she question Brother Ling Tian’s integrity!’
“Liu Xia, what’s your problem?” Zhang Yi’s expression had changed as well. He did not expect her to say such things.
“Are you saying it’s not true?” Liu Xia continued to sneer. “Duan Ling Tian, based on your strength that you displayed recently, if you didn’t intentionally hold back, how could Wang Shi have died?”
“You think I intentionally killed Wang Shi?” An unsightly expression on Duan Ling Tian’s face. Wang Shi had been killed in one of the human-rank treasure vaults because Duan Ling Tian did not expect the challenges to be so difficult. As a result, he did not have time to cast the Elementary Devouring Tactic to save Wang Shi. He did not expect that Liu Xia would accuse him of deliberately holding back his power and letting Wang Shi die.
“Isn’t that so?” Since Liu Xia had made up her mind to leave, it seemed like she did not think there was a point in holding her tongue anymore. Her sneer became more pronounced as she said, “With your strength, you could have breezed through the challenges. If you didn’t hold back, would Wang Shi have died?”
“So you’re insisting that I intentionally let him die?” Duan Ling Tian was angry that he started laughing. “What reason do I have to harm him?”
“Isn’t it because when Rong Bo asked us to kick you out of the group, both Wang Shi and I hesitated for a moment. You must be angry, that’s why you let him die!” Liu Xia said with a cold smile.
“Based on your words, I should still be angry at you. Why are you still alive then?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he narrowed his eyes.
“Who knows? Perhaps, you’re just trying to look kind in front of Zhang Yi.” Since Liu Xia felt there was nothing left for her to lose, she did not bother to hide her wicked thoughts anymore.
Zhang Yi who had been remaining quiet most of the time spoke up at this moment, “Liu Xia, Duan Ling Tian is not that kind of person!”
“Zhang Yi, you can never know a person’s heart… I advise you to be careful!” After saying this to Zhang Yi, Liu Xia turned and left. Since there were no obstacles when one left the heaven-rank treasure vault, she was able to smoothly leave the place.
After Liu Xia left, Duan Ling Tian asked with a wry smile on his face, “Zhang Yi, do you also think I deliberately let Wang Shi die?”
“Of course not!” Zhang Yi said without any hesitation, “To be honest, after I witnessed your true strength, I have, indeed, thought about that incident. However, I believe you just didn’t have time to save Wang Shi. I don’t think you deliberately let him die. There’s no way you would deliberately let him die! If you really wanted Wang Shi or Liu Xia dead, it would be easy for you to kill them. What’s the point of bringing them along with us just to kill them?”
After hearing Zhang Yi’s speech, Duan Lingtian chuckled. All of the frustration caused by Liu Xia before had disappeared completely. He thought that as long Zhang Yi believed him, it was enough. After a while, he said, “Come on! Let’s go and see what the seventh challenge has in store for us!”
To be honest, Duan Ling Tian was not particularly interested in the minor inheritance that the Green Lotus Sword Celestial left behind, which they would obtain after passing the ninth challenge. However, since they were already here, he decided to finish the remaining three challenges in the heaven-rank treasure vault.
Meanwhile, Liu Xia who had left still felt extremely dissatisfied. She muttered to herself, “If it weren’t for Wang Shi and I, would they have even found that place?” Even after a while, she found that her anger did not subside. For this reason, she decided to spread the word about the heaven-rank treasure vault to everyone she met along the way.
It did not take long before many people learned about the heaven-rank treasure vault.
“What? A heaven-rank treasure left behind by Li Bai, the Green Lotus Sword Celestial? He’s a legendary figure in our Yan Huang Realm! I didn’t think he would become a Great Overarching Golden Celestial after only 1,000 years!”
“I heard there’s a Celestial Sword and a Divine Ability from a Devata Realm as well!”
“Let’s go check it out!”
“Why are you in such a hurry? We’re Bodiless Celestials, there’s no way for us to enter the place. There’s no chance for us to obtain the Divine Ability from the Devata Realm or the Sword Dao that’s contained in the minor inheritance left behind by the Green Lotus Sword Celestial. The only thing we have a chance to get our hands on is the Celestial Sword.”
At this time, a crowd had begun to form outside the underground palace. Most of these people were Bodiless Celestials. These Bodiless Celestials could only wait outside since they could not enter the heaven-rank treasure vault.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Those who were not Bodiless Celestial did not hesitate to fly into the heaven-rank treasure vault as soon as they arrived.