4387 The Crimson Demon in Disguise; Duan Ling Tian Seeks Revenge!
Although Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu had grown stronger and were on par with the two prodigies they hired if they joined forces, none of them left the protection of the two prodigies. After all, the duo had spent a huge fortune hiring them to protect them until they entered the secret realm. Moreover, if they had a conflict with Duan Ling Tian now and were injured before entering the secret realm, their chances of survival would drop.
At this time, Ao Long Yu sent a message to Tian Hu.
“The secret realm will open in three months. Before that, it’s not necessary for us to meet. Those two prodigies won’t leave their cultivation ground for us, and we’ll lose their protection if we leave their cultivation grounds. Let’s have them escort us to the entrance of the secret realm when the time comes.”
“I agree…” Tian Hu replied. He shared the same thoughts as Ao Long Yu.
Ao Long Yu continued to say, “Duan Ling Tian didn’t show up at all over the past 32 years, and it’s unlikely that he’ll look for trouble over the coming three months. However, we still shouldn’t let our guards down.”
Needless to say, Tian Hu agreed with Ao Long Yu again.
While the duo decided on meeting up after three months when the secret realm opened, they were unaware that a purple figure flew up from a mountain range and flew in the direction of their cultivation ground.
After asking around, Duan Ling Tian arrived at Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s cultivation ground, which was also a cave.
‘Is this really their cultivation ground?’
Duan Ling Tian frowned when he saw that the cave was empty.
‘Did they die in the secret realm? Or did the person who pointed me here lie to me?’
Duan Ling Tian instinctively turned and looked at the young man who pointed him to Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s cultivation.
When the young man saw Duan Ling Tian looking at him, he smiled faintly and asked, “This is indeed their cultivation ground. Do you want to ask me where they’ve gone?”
After Duan Ling Tian killed Peng Pu Sha at the entrance of the secret realm previously, everyone was aware of his strength that was comparable to a top advanced Supreme God despite only being an intermediate Supreme God. However, the young man did not seem afraid of him.
“Do you know where they’ve gone?”
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed with surprise upon hearing the young man’s words. His gaze changed as well when he looked at the young man. Previously, he only thought that the young man was kind for pointing him to Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s cultivation ground. However, seeing that the young man followed him here and even spoke to him so casually, he felt that the young man was definitely not as simple as he had thought.
“I do,” the young man replied with a nod, “Both of them were severely injured during their time in the secret realm. They spent a fortune hiring a prodigy each to protect them. Those prodigies are the strongest among us. If you go looking for them now, I’m afraid those two prodigies they hired won’t just stand aside and do nothing.”
Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrows upon hearing this. He did not expect Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu to be so cautious. However, this did not affect his determination to kill them at all. After all, if he were weaker, he would have died because of them. As the saying went, ‘An eye for an eye’; he would not let this matter go.
When Duan Ling Tian found out that the prodigies protecting Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu were top advanced Supreme Gods and were among the strongest people here, his eyes lit up immediately. He had just recently become an advanced Supreme God, and he needed to fight to adapt to the changes in his Divine Energy. Although he had yet to stabilize his cultivation base, his Divine Energy had grown much stronger than before. For this reason, he was eager to find out exactly how strong he had become, and the best way to do that was to fight.
“Can you please tell me where they are now?” Duan Ling Tian asked politely.
The young man led Duan Ling Tian to a place before he pointed in two directions and said, “They are in the caves over there. The caves are the cultivation grounds of the two prodigies. Tian Hu is in the cave on the right, and Ao Long Yu is in the cave on the left.”
After the young man finished speaking, he turned around and prepared to leave.
Duan Ling Tian thanked the young man and watched the young man leave. He inexplicably felt that the young man was very mysterious. He wondered inwardly, ‘Is he also among the strongest prodigies in this place?’
When the young man finally vanished out of sight, Duan Ling Tian heard the sounds of hushed conversations
“Who’s that person with Duan Ling Tian?”
“I’ve never seen him before… He must be a recluse…”
“I dare say that I’ve seen everyone here, including Duan Ling Tian who’s a newcomer. However, I really don’t remember seeing that person before…”
Four men hovered in the distant sky, looking at Duan Ling Tian. They had emerged from their caves just at the moment Duan Ling Tian and the young man arrived.
Duan Ling Tian frowned when he heard the four men’s words. ‘They’ve never seen that young man before?’
‘I wonder how that kid will fare against them now that he has become an advanced Supreme God…’ the young man muttered to himself before he vanished into thin air.
If Duan Ling Tian were present, he would have recognized the young man’s voice, which had changed from before. The voice belonged to none other than the Crimson Demon who imprisoned him here.
The Crimson Demon had disguised himself. He did not know much about Duan Ling Tian, but he was certain that someone like Duan Ling Tian would not let Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu go after what they had done. He was even more certain when Duan Ling Tian saw him and asked him about Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s whereabouts. As such, he decided to push the boat along and showed Duan Ling Tian the way to Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s locations.
‘That young man must be the Crimson Demon in disguise,’ Duan Ling Tian speculated inwardly after hearing that the four men had never seen the young man before. He was further convinced when he recalled how the young man had told him about Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s whereabouts and situations. He speculated that the Crimson Demon wanted him to find Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu so the Crimson Demon could see his strength after becoming an advanced Supreme God.
‘The Crimson Demon really thinks highly of me… He waited for me to break through before he decided to open the secret realm, and now, he disguised himself and waited for me outside my cave to lead me here… ‘ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself. With this, he was even more certain that the Crimson Demon hoped to possess his body.
After a brief moment, Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses. His eyes glinted coldly as teleported to one of the two caves.
“It’s payback time…” Duan Ling Tian murmured to himself before he said, “Ao Long Yu, are you going to come out or do you want me to come in and drag you out?”
Duan Ling Tian had imbued his voice with Divine Energy, and as such, although it was not loud, it covered a vast area.
“Duan Ling Tian?”
At this time, Tian Hu, who was in the midst of cultivating, trembled. His expression was grim as he rose to his feet, preparing to go outside.
In just a moment, a cold voice rang from another room in the cave. “Tian Hu, Duan Ling Tian has become an advanced Supreme God.”
Tian Hu froze in his tracks, shocked.
Subsequently, a young man walked out of a room. He was the prodigy whom Tian Hu hired to protect himself. He was among the strongest prodigies here. Apart from that, not only did he leave the secret realm unscathed previously, but he also left ahead of Duan Ling Tian.