Chapter 3347: Returning to the Saint Province Realm
Ji Ning Yun was rendered speechless by Duan Ling Tian’s question.
On the other hand, after hearing Duan Ling Tian’s question, Little White and Little Gold began to laugh. Even Little Black carried a hint of a smile on his face.
“What?” Duan Ling Tian asked, perplexed. There was nothing wrong with his question, was there?
“Brother Ling Tian,” Little Gold said with a smile, “Have you heard that there’s a Heavenly Emperor of a Devata Clan who used to be from the dragon clan?”
“I have.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. Although he thought the Heavenly Emperor would not be too excessive with Ji Yu Nian, the Grand Elder of the dragon clan, in fear of provoking the dragon clan, it did not mean the Heavenly Emperor of the Boundless Heaven would not do anything at all. Moreover, the person from the dragon clan who had become a Heavenly Emperor might care about the dragon clan, but it did not mean he would care about Ji Nian Yu as an individual.
Little Gold continued to ask, “Then, have you heard of the relationship between that Heavenly Emperor and Elder Ji Yu Nian?”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and asked, “Does Elder Ji have a close relationship with that Heavenly Emperor?”
“Elder Ji Yu Nian is a direct descendant of that Heavenly Emperor; he’s Elder Ji Yu Nian’s great grandfather,” Little Gold said with a grin, “Moreover, Elder Ji Yu Nian was sent to stay with his great grandfather for 1,000 years when he was young. It was at that time that he laid a strong foundation for his cultivation base, leading him to reach such great heights now. Do you think the Heavenly Emperor of the Boundless Heaven would dare to harm Elder Ji Yu Nian even if Elder Ji Yu Nian were not a match for him? Everyone, even Heavenly Emperors, knows about Elder Ji Yu Nian’s connection to that Heavenly Emperor…”
After listening to Little Gold’s explanation, Duan Ling Tian finally realized why Ji Ning Yun, the Fourth Elder of the dragon clan, was not the slightest bit worried about leaving her husband to face the Heavenly Emperor of the Boundless Heaven. As it turned out, Ji Yu Nian had such a strong supporter.
‘It seems like I was worried for nothing.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed in relief inwardly. He was incredibly grateful toward Ji Yu Nian. After all, Ji Yu Nian did not only save him, but Ji Yu Nian saved Lian Qiu, Pei Yuan Ji, and the others as well.
Duan Ling Tian immediately sent a message to Pei Yuan Ji when he thought about Pei Yuan Ji. Since they had exchanged Soul Pearls back in the Thousand Chains Prison, it was easy for him to contact Pei Yuan Ji. “Brother Pei Yuan Ji, we’re planning to go to the Saint Province Realm to see Huan’er. Do you want to come with us?”
“I won’t be joining you,” Pei Yuan Ji replied, “Since Du Xuan is now free, I’ve fulfilled my promise to Du Fei. I’ll continue down my own path now. I hope we’ll have the chance to meet again in the future…”
“I’m sure we will,” Duan Ling Tian responded. Following that, he sent a message to Meng Chuan as well. “Senior Meng Chuan, have you left?”
When Pei Yuan Ji and the others left earlier, Duan Ling Tian noticed Meng Chuan had stayed back.
“I’ve left.” Meng Chuan’s reply came swiftly. “I’m not going to stay there to be a punching bag.”
“A punching bag?” Duan Ling Tian asked in confusion.
Meng Chuan laughed before he explained, “When the Heavenly Emperor of the Boundless Heaven arrives, he won’t be able to do anything to Ji Yu Nian. I’m afraid at that time he would vent his anger on me… Even if he can’t kill me, he can still beat me up to make me suffer a little. Therefore, it’s best I leave before that old man arrives.”
Duan Ling Tian could not refute Meng Chuan’s words; they made sense.
After a moment, Meng Chuan sent another message. “Duan Ling Tian, I didn’t expect you to be able to get the Grand Elder of the dragon clan to help you. In fact, with his help, there’s no need for me to be here at all…”
“In fact, I didn’t expect this as well. It wasn’t part of the plan,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Alright. I’ll see you again. When Lord Heavenly Emperor returns, I’ll inform him about you. I’ll bring you to him at that time if he wants to see you. You’ll still be in the Boundless Heaven, right?”
Communication Celestial Talismans were only effective in the same realm. No matter how high quality a talisman was, it could not be used to communicate between different realms.
Duan Ling Tian said, “I’ll be heading to the Saint Province Realm after this. It’s also Senior Feng Qing Yang’s hometown… As for the BoundlessHeaven…” He hesitated for a moment, trailing off. Initially, he wanted to say he was not coming back to the Boundless Heaven, but he suddenly thought of his teacher and seniors in the Heavenly Pool Palace, especially his Eldest Senior Sister who stood firmly on his side even though it was their first meeting. In the end, he only said, “If there are no changes, I probably won’t return…”
“Then, which Devata Realm are you heading to after leaving the mundane realm? I have to know so I can contact you if Lord Heavenly Emperor wants to meet you…”
“I should be in the Jade Emperor Heaven, the Ten Thousand Beasts Heaven, the Spirit Overarching Heaven, or the Solitary Destructive Heaven…” Duan Ling Tian said. After a beat, he added, “If you can’t find me in those places, you can try the Boundless Heaven…”
“Alright,” Meng Chuan replied.
After speaking to Meng Chuan, Duan Ling Tian thought about sending Xu Lang a message. Then, he recalled he had surrendered Xu Lang’s Soul Pearl to the person who was supposed to imitate him before he entered the Thousand Chains Prison.
‘I suppose I can only contact Second Senior Brother, Third Senior Sister, Fourth Senior Sister, Fifth Senior Brother, and Sixth Senior Brother now…’ Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly when he thought about his seniors. He thought his seniors probably had not heard of what had happened yet at this time. Although he did intend to use them, by betraying the Heavenly Pool Palace, he knew he would subject them to other people’s judgment. After all, there was a traitor in their ranks.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian inhaled deeply before he decided to speak to Hong Fei, his Sixth Senior Brother, and Hu Mei, his Third Senior Sister, whom he was the closest to.
“Third Senior Sister, please help me apologize to teacher and Eldest Senior Sister when you see them…”
“Sixth Senior Brother, when you see teacher and Eldest Senior Sister, please tell them I’m sorry…”
Needless to say, Hu Mei and Hong Fei were thoroughly confused when they received Duan Ling Tian’s message. Both of them replied to Duan Ling Tian, asking him what was wrong.
“I’m sure both of you have heard that almost all the prisoners in the Thousand Chains Prison have escaped, right?”
They had broken out of the Thousand Chains Prison quite a while ago. It stood to reason that word about the prison break had spread.
“Yes. I heard that a prodigious disciple released the prisoners,” Hu Mei replied.
Hong Fei replied excitedly, “I heard about that as well. In fact, there are rumors saying that person was you! Don’t worry, I defended you! After all, our Eldest Senior Sister is one of the Head Wardens of the Thousand Chains Prison, how could you…”
Hong Fei suddenly stopped speaking when he recalled Duan Ling Tian’s earlier message that asked him to apologize to Xu Lang and Xu Ya Si. Then, he asked tentatively, “Little Junior Brother, it’s… it’s not you, right?”
“It’s me.” Duan Ling Tian said.
Following that, Hong Fei and Hu Mei did not reply to Duan Ling Tian’s message for a while.
After Duan Ling Tian explained everything, Hu Mei fell silent again.
After a short moment, Hu Mei finally replied, “Little Junior Brother, I understand…”
Duan Ling Tian was moved when he heard Hu Mei’s reply and hurriedly said, “Third Senior Sister, all of you will always be my seniors. If you ever need help in the future, I will not hesitate to go through fire to help you!”
“You’ll always be my Little Junior Brother. Don’t forget that,” Hu Mei said, “Apart from that, I have to tell you that I know our Eldest Senior Sister very well. The fact that she let you meant that everything she said was just for show to the others. If she truly wanted to keep you here, she wouldn’t have done exactly so.”
“I understand,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
At this moment, Hong Fei who finally regained senses hurriedly replied, “Little Junior Brother, what happened? You… Why did you free them?”
“I’ve already explained everything to Third Senior Sister so you can speak to her. I’m leaving the Boundless Heave now. Please help to apologize to teacher and Eldest Senior Sister…”
After Duan Ling Tian sent that message to Hong Fei, Duan Ling Tian, Lian Qiu, Ji Ning Yun, and the three little ones left the Boundless Heaven for the Saint Province Realm.
Duan Ling Tian had a different feeling returning to the Saint Province Realms with the three little ones compared to the time when he came with Huan’er.
After arriving, Duan Ling Tian did not waste time and led the others to the Crimson Sky Kingdom where Huan’er was waiting.
When they arrived, a peerless beauty that seemed to only exist in stories rushed into Duan Ling Tian’s arms immediately.
“Brother Ling Tian.”
Upon seeing Huan’er, the eyes of the three little ones and Ji Ning Yun brightened immediately. They had never seen someone so beautiful in their lives.