Chapter 216 – Bing’s Proposal
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TranslationNations, De Andre
“With pleasure.” Tang Tian’s innocent look, his smile was as bright as the sun: “First tell me what you have. This way it will be easier for us to discuss the problem of exchange.”
Magic Flute looked at Tang Tian’s bright smile in a daze, that bright face, there was something wrong!
Suddenly, he doubted his previous inference and conclusion about Tang Tian.
Magic Flute always thought, Tang Tian was able to resist the disturbance of the bedevilment, was because his heart was pure like the sun. But, from what he saw, the bright face of Tang Tian’s, sent a shiver down Magic Flute’s spine.
Unless, even when ripping somebody off, this fellow is actually so focused and pure about it…
Magic Flute who was shocked, remained quiet as he moved a few steps away from Tang Tian. He looked at Crane in sympathy, a good young man, such a pity he was about to land in the demon’s palms…
Magic Flute admired Crane a lot.
From one look, he could tell that Crane was from a good family, and carefully groomed. Every move he displayed was graceful and noble, and that could not be faked. He could roughly guess, Crane had an outstanding mother, only a noble parent can groom out such an outstanding young man who was a true hero.
He had the same temperament, Magic Flute who came from an aristocratic family felt close to Crane.
He tactfully kept quiet, and gave up trying to save this pitiful sheep. If it was only young man Tang then it would be ok, but with the poker face tiger beside watching intently, this pitiful beautiful young man, was unable to escape the clutches of the two demons.
Stopping them was the same as killing his own family.
There was no need to talk about Young Man Tang, adding on the wily old fox poker face Bing, they would never let him go so easily.
Please take care of yourself, beautiful young man.
Facing Tang Tian’s cheerfulness, Crane did not have his guard up. He even kept his prejudice he had earlier on. The sobbing young man whose face was covered in mucous was actually a pretty decent young man.
Welcoming the ball Tang Tian kicked over, the rookie Crane’s personality burst out. Smiling bitterly: “I don’t know what else can I give you in exchange.”
That was his heartfelt words.
Crane Sword was the holy item from the Crane sect. He must never and could never use it for an exchange. The three treasure weapons of the Crane sect were all lost and the only one that appeared, Heavenly Light Pellet Crane, was in the hands of his opponent.
Suddenly, Crane realized it was pretty dumb to come looking for Tang Tian like this. He found the man yet he could not find anything to exchange for the Crane Body Energy.
“Treasure weapon? Do you have it? The Crane sect is a huge sect!” Tang Tian sounded arrogant, looking as though he was considering for his opponent: “you’d probably have a few treasure weapons right.”
Crane smiled and answered honestly: “There are three treasure weapons in Crane Constellation. The only one that has appeared is the Heavenly Light Pellet Crane of yours.”
Tang Tian was excited now. What used to be the Bronze Crane was now some Heavenly Light Pellet Crane. Tang Tian did not know the history or usage of it, he never even expected Crane to show up like this.
But Tang Tian did not show his true emotions. Although his math was poor but this did not stop him from being a cunning businessman,
Tang Tian frowned: “if you don’t have any treasure weapons, then it’d be tough. Do you have star coins? I like treasure weapons more as the star coins can’t help me much. What? You really don’t have any treasure weapons? Um, then star coins would do!”
Just as Crane heaved a breath of relief, Tang Tian raised an eyebrow: “But, don’t try to play with me by bribing me with just mere millions of star coins!”
It was as if Crane was struck by a lightning.
Mere millions of star coins… playing with him…
His face turned pale.
Though the Crane sect had the entire Crane Constellation to themselves, the Crane Constellation was just a small constellation. The finances of the Crane sect were poor and due to the fact the Crane Sect had fallen, the Crane Sect was isolated from the outside world. The Crane Sect used a currency of their own. There was practically no one using star coins. Needless to say millions of star coins, even throwing away a hundred thousand star coins. All the clan elders from the sect would definitely have their eyes red like ferocious dogs as they rushed over to pick them up!
No offense taken. It was wrong of me to use wolves to describe clan elders…
Hundred thousand star coins was something the sect would never be able to hand over.
The only possibility the sect was able to hand over such a huge amount was if they asked from their mom or aunts but…
Crane smiled even more bitterly now. He shook his head as he threw this unrealistic thought to the back of his head.
“I don’t have that much money.” Crane said honestly.
Tang Tian frowned hard now. He was purely just making a joke from all the treasure weapons. His goal was star coins! The godlike young man was lacking in money! His money had all been placed into betting on Sai Lei’s mechanical armours and now he had nothing left.
Seeing at this Crane’s dressing, he was sure he was rich. He might have nothing on him but he was definitely not lacking of money.
“That’s alright. You can have your family sent here. We can wait for a few days.” Bing caught on.
Tang Tian suddenly saw the light and was energized again. That’s right, cash! This rascal must not have enough cash on him! Indeed, the older, the wiser! With poker faced uncle coming in to help, he might gain some benefits.
Crane sighed: “my sect can’t produce that much money.”
Tang Tian face sunk. His plan to strike gold had failed. His mood turned foul instantly: “Then what should we do? Let’s make this clear, I’ll not tell you the Crane Body Energy without gaining anything. I spent a lot of energy to learn it, how can I just tell you like this?”
Crane laughed bitterly, Tang Tian’s words, could not be refuted with just reasons.
Successive generations of disciples from the Crane Sect did not attain enlightenment on the Crane Body Energy, from what he was thinking, it was extremely complicated, Tang Tian must have definitely spent a countless amount of mental and physical effort, to polish it.
A special handed down martial technique, for someone to be willing to exchange it, was already a heaven sent favour.
For someone to gift it free or charge? Even Crane felt that he would not be able to do that.
Crane’s eyes dimmed.
Bing suddenly opened his mouth: “Since you have no treasures, and no money, seems like there is only one other way.”
It was as though Bing was giving him the last straw of chance, Crane immediately grabbed it and enthusiastically asked as he raised his head: “What way?”
“Work for us as substitute.” The blue sky tiger shrugged his hands, as Bing’s voice came out from inside: “Hmmmm, other than this, what other ways can there be?”
Tang Tian asked: “Get this boy to work?”
Surprisingly he advised Bing: “Hey, Uncle, this boy who does not even look useful, his strength must only be so so.”
Suddenly Tang Tian’s gaze looked at Magic Flute who was not far away, his tone suddenly changing: “Of course, Uncle Flute who has such power, is rarely seen.”
Magic Flute stood rigid as he exposed a smile, he waved his hand, indicating he did not care.
“I am willing to work for it.” Crane suddenly said.
For the revival of Crane Sect, for his father’s final wishes, working to Crane, was nothing much.
“I am not willing to bring along someone useless.” Young man Tang who was obviously going for it, acted unhappy: “Hey, Uncle, since it’s your idea, then you test him. How much power he should have, the qualifications to be able to work for it.”
Crane stepped one step out, took out his sword, his snow white robes fluttering, his expression becoming serious, he bent his body: “Please make your move!”
Bing was extremely excited facing this person who suddenly fell from the skies, seeing that he was so straightforward, he said: “Then here I come!”
Finished, the Sky Tiger’s figure disappeared.
Crane’s expression was calm and steady, without unsheathing the ancient sword in his hand, he struck towards his right along with the scabbard!
A white ray of sword beam, flew out.
Sky Tiger’s faint figure, appeared in front of the sword beam.
When an expert reveals his move, one could instantly tell whether he was an expert or not.
The unsatisfied look on Tang Tian’s face disappeared, his expression congealing. Crane’s Sword, was very fine and delicate, the white sword beam brought a faint white mist, which was like the white clouds floating along a mountain, it had some refined feeling as though it was placing itself above the common population.
Tang Tian could tell that the sword beam was learned from the Crane Sect, from the Crane dancing intent inside it.
But what was more important, was that he could accurately gauge Bing’s figure!
Sky Tiger’s speed was unusually fast, and Bing was a mechanical martial artist who was able to utilize this extraordinary advantage, and very few people could under one look, in one move, accurately capture him.
He sure had something up his sleeves!
Whatever Tang Tian could tell, magic flute could tell it naturally too.
Bing was slightly shocked. Sky Tiger spread its wings open and hastened its speed.
Crane looked solemn. The ancient sword in his hands seemed heavier and his actions became slower but he he still did not pull it out of the sheath.
The sword aura drew across the sky and became brighter.
The white sword beam aura showed a bit of a Crane’s silhouette.
Slowly, pearls of sweat formed on Crane’s forehead. The white Qi he blew out was not dispersing. His expression was straight as he pulled out strikes even slower now.
He was shocked.
How could a mechanical martial artist be so strong!
The Crane sect did not have any disciple that could surpass him. Even those clan elders that had been cultivating hard for tens of years might not even surpass him.
Other than his outstanding gifts and hardships, this definitely had to do with his inheritance. His mother’s legacy, as compared to the Crane Sect, was much stronger.
Since young, he had simultaneously trained in both the Crane Sect martial techniques and his mother’s legacy, and it was the first time he was in such a difficult position.
It was this Crane Body Energy that he would never back off for.
The opponent’s speed was so fast it was incomprehensible and it was getting fleeting.
But… he must not give up!
This was his only chance!
The sweat streamed down Crane’s face like rain. All the Qi on him boiled as he clenched onto his teeth and held it up.
Suddenly, the Sky Tiger’s body went silent. A calm voice emerged from within: “Okay, you’ve passed. Three years is all you need to serve him in exchange for the Crane Body Energy.”
Crane was slightly exhausted but he was overjoyed. Taking a deep breath, he nodded: “Ok!”
Tang Tian ran over with his buttocks jolting up and down. Throwing to him a trump card: “martial spirit contract!”
Seeing Crane’s capabilities, Tang Tian knew he struck gold!
He already started considering if he should push out services that hires Heaven’s Road martial artists and he just needs to take money. Three years, how much could he earn!
Tang Tian felt overwhelmed but it was definitely for the better.
All of suddenly, a whine broke out.
Tang Tian was shocked and right away, he was overjoyed: “Xiao Xu Xu! You’re awake!”
Immediately, he cast Crane to one side as he sprinted to Ling Xu.
Ling Xu opened his eyes slowly. The determination in his orange tinted eyes blazing with indefinite passion.