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The fact that Lin Feng had defeated Young Emperor Tian Fan spread around extremely quickly, like a contagious disease. In half a day, everybody was completely astonished by what they heard. Poor Young Emperor Tian Fan, but Lin Feng is so strong, people thought.
That battle was supposed to have happened during the Three Party Competition, and now it had taken place in the Chu Clan. In the end, Lin Feng had won. He could now be considered the strongest young man of the continent.
Of course, Lin Feng didn’t care about the title because he didn’t consider himself as such. However, he did consider himself one of the four strongest young cultivators of the continent; the others were Dong Fang Tian Xia, Si Ma Yan, and even Tian Fan.
Even though Tian Fan had lost against him, it didn’t mean he was weaker than Lin Feng, because if the strength of the earth and the sky had been effective against Lin Feng, he might have lost. But Lin Feng also had other trump cards, so maybe that he would have been able to counterattack. In any case, one battle wasn’t enough to say that one of them was the ultimate winner.
Regarding the reason why Lin Feng thought highly of Dong Fang Tian Xia, it was because he was too mysterious. Nobody knew his real identity. They didn’t know where he was from.
Regarding Si Ma Yan, he was also mysterious; it had been difficult to know how strong he really was during the competition.
Therefore, Lin Feng wasn’t too confident. He couldn’t consider everyone else beneath his notice. He needed to remain cold-headed, and become stronger than those people. Lin Feng also had to be careful of a few people who were even more dangerous than Fu Su Rong or Yan Ran Xue, for example the Azure Dragon’s great disciple, Li Chuan, and the Black Tortoise’s great disciple, Feng Ling Zi. He couldn’t underestimate those people!
Yan Ran Xue, also known as Yi Ren Lei, was now Fu Su Rong’s girlfriend, so Lin Feng didn’t care about them anymore. He had beautiful memories with her, but he didn’t like her anymore. He had even started hating her.
Chu Lian Feng had become the leader of the Chu Clan, so he had many things to do. The third manager became the main one. Chu Lian Feng didn’t seek revenge against the second manager who used to assist Chu Lian Ying, he continued working as the second manager. The second manager was surprised when Chu Lian Feng told him that, and looked at Chu Lian Feng with new eyes.
After Chu Lian Feng became the new leader of the Chu Clan, people suddenly heard that Zhao Yang Chang had become the new leader of the Zhao Yang Clan. Zhao Yang Chang also announced that they had joined the Celestial Emperors Dynasty’s alliance. The Celestial Emperors Dynasty also sent an elder to greet and congratulate him.
Lin Feng knew that Tian Fan was getting ready for more battles. Chu Lian Ying had failed already, now Tian Fan had to rely on Zhao Yang Chang.
Then, something Lin Feng had not expected happened as well. Zhao Yun surprisingly became the new leader of the Zhao Clan, and he surprisly pledged allegiance to the Great Huang Dynasty.
Indeed, the Great Huang Dynasty! Lin Feng didnt understand. What was the link between the Zhao Clan and the Great Huang Dynasty?
Zhao Yun was a direct descendent of the Celestial Emperors Dynasty; if they really wanted to pledge allegiance to someone, it was supposed to be the Celestial Emperors Dynasty.
Lin Feng didn’t understand, so after he finished handling everything on the Chu Clan’s side, he left with Tu Ba, Han Da Li, and the others. They took the public road and went back to Tiantai. When they arrived, it was already late in the evening.
Lin Feng entered the palace, but he didn’t sit down. Hou Qing Lin rushed over, seeming surprised.
“Brother, you’re back. Someone has been waiting for you for a long time,” said Hou Qing Lin.
Lin Feng raised his head and looked at Hou Qing Lin, and then he asked in a low voice, “Who is it, brother?”
“Dong Fang Tian Xia,” whispered Hou Qing Lin. He seemed confused.
Lin Feng was stupefied. Dong Fang Tian Xia? What was he doing here? He and Dong Fang Tian Xia didn’t know one another, they had just had a little duel.
“Hasn’t he told you why he was here?” asked Lin Feng.
Hou Qing Lin shook his head and said, “He said that he would wait for you to come back.”
“Where is he?” asked Lin Feng.
“Behind Tiantai’s mountain,” replied Hou Qing Lin. Lin Feng nodded and followed Hou Qing Lin behind the mountain.
What they called Tiantai’s mountain was actually Feng Qi Mountain. Tiantai’s main palace was at the summit of Feng Qi Mountain. Lin Feng climbed the flight of stairs and saw Dong Fang Tian Xia in the distance. He was wearing black clothes, and was hard to see in the night.
Hou Qing Lin stood outside of the palace, remaining extremely vigilant. If anything wrong happened, he’d immediately call the high-level Godly Emperors of Tiantai to help.
Lin Feng slowly walked over to Dong Fang Tian Xia. A hundred meters separated them when Dong Fang Tian Xia turned his head around. He was wearing a pitch-black mask and looked at Lin Feng calmly.
Lin Feng looked at Dong Fang Tian Xia’s eyes. He had the impression he knew him, but he really didn’t know where from.
“Dong Fang, you were looking for me?” asked Lin Feng. He didn’t know what else to say.
Dong Fang Tian Xia looked at Lin Feng for a long time without saying anything. Lin Feng was surprised; what was going on?
After a long time, Dong Fang Tian Xia turned his head and didn’t say anything, but Lin Feng clearly heard him sigh.
“Dong Fang, who are you?” asked Lin Feng, frowning and staring at Dong Fang Tian Xia. Lin Feng had already had a familiar feeling when he had fought against Dong Fang Tian Xia, but because of that particular Qi, he hadn’t managed to guess who he really was.
When Dong Fang Tian Xia heard Lin Feng, he didn’t take off his mask, and asked, “Lin Feng, if I told you who I really am, would you be willing to forget about the past?”
“You’re from the Continent of the Nine Clouds?” Lin Feng asked, shaken. He was now sure Dong Fang Tian Xia was from the Continent of the Nine Clouds.
Dong Fang Tian Xia nodded calmly. “Indeed, I’m from the Continent of the Nine Clouds, just like you.”
“We were enemies?” asked Lin Feng. He was on the right track.
“Indeed, we were enemies,” Dong Fang Tian Xia confirmed.
Lin Feng remained pensive for a long time, but he didn’t manage to guess what enemy he could be, especially since that person was from the Continent of the Nine Clouds as well.
“A sworn enemy?” asked Lin Feng.
“Indeed, a sworn enemy,” replied Dong Fang Tian Xia with a nod. His voice was gentle and soft… a man couldn’t have such a soft and gentle voice…
“Do I owe you?” asked Lin Feng, without even realizing it. When Lin Feng said that, he felt ridiculous; why would he ask an enemy if he owed them? Since when did he owe enemies anything?
“You owe me, indeed. You owe me affection, you owe me love, and you also owe me an apology.”
However, Dong Fang Tian Xia gave an answer, and a very strange reply.
Lin Feng shivered. He thought of a name, but he didn’t dare say it.
Indeed, Lin Feng regretted something. He now remembered that person he owed a lot. It was the only thing Lin Feng had ever regretted.
Dong Fang Tian Xia knew what Lin Feng was thinking. She knew he had just guessed who she was, and decided to take off her mask. She raised her left hand and slowly removed her mask, showing her true face.
Lin Feng lowered his head; he didn’t dare look at her, feeling extremely sad.
“Lin Feng, look at me,” said that gentle and soft voice. That kind of voice could make anyone feel warm in their heart.
Lin Feng took a deep breath. He had to face reality. He slowly raised his head and looked at the woman in black clothes.
“Wen Ao Xue…” whispered Lin Feng. Pronouncing those few words took an incredible effort.
Wen Ao Xue smiled, and took off her black clothes. She was wearing a beautiful blue robe. It wasn’t a sexy skirt, but she definitely had a woman’s body. It was the woman he had killed and carried away back then.
Wen Ao Xue… that woman Lin Feng had killed hundreds of years ago. She was here, in front of him, in the flesh. Lin Feng was completely astonished. He didn’t realize what was happening. How could she even be alive?
Wen Ao Xue smiled as if she knew what Lin Feng was thinking. She said, “Sometimes, life and death are not the only ways.
“There’s another way, a way humans cannot even imagine, a way spiritual beings cannot even imagine either… immortality!”
“Immortality?” Lin Feng stared at Wen Ao Xue with his eyes wide. But he thought he understood what she meant.