3331 Lei Jun Begs For His Life

    The battle between Pei Yuan Ji, the Nirvanic Celestial Emperor, and You Feng Yu, the Palace Master of the Heavenly Pool Palace, had shocked the entire Heavenly Pool Palace. The battle took place outside of the Heavenly Pool Palace's estate, and only seven titled Celestial Emperors from the Heavenly Pool Palace had witnessed the battle. Lei Jun's mother, Lei Ying, the Merciless Celestial Emperor, was one of the titled Celestial Emperors who had witnessed the battle. Therefore, Lei Jun was aware of how formidable Pei Yuan Ji was after his mother recounted the battle to him.

    'The Nirvanic Celestial Emperor? Why is he here? Why is he with Duan Ling Tian?' Questions raced through Lei Jun's mind, but it did not occur to him that Duan Ling Tian was the one who released Pei Yuan Ji. After all, he did not think Duan Ling Tian was capable of such a feat. When Pei Yuan Ji was imprisoned in the Thousand Chains Prison, the Formation was reinforced so he could not break free. Even elders would not be able to break the Formation, let alone Duan Ling Tian who was just a prodigious disciple. Moreover, the Formation on the third floor, even before it was reinforced, was much stronger. Only the three Head Wardens of the Thousand Chains Prison knew how to deactivate the Formation.

    'That's right! Xu Ya Si is Duan Ling Tian's Eldest Senior Sister! Is it possible that Xu Ya Si taught Duan Ling Tian the way to deactivate the Formation?'

    Before Lei Jun could continue to speculate, he and the elder next to him were further shocked when they saw a few titled Celestial Emperors descending from the second floor before moving to stand behind Duan Ling Tian and Pei Yuan Ji.

    "Heavens! They broke free of their cells?" The elder even recognized the rarely seen Pei Yuan Ji, how could he not recognize the other five titled Celestial Emperors as well?

    Lei Jun's expression changed drastically when he heard the elder's words. All the titled Celestial Emperor imprisoned on the third floor had escaped? Following that, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and grimly said, "Duan Ling Tian, how dare you and Xu Ya Si release these prisoners? Do you know you'll be sentenced to death for this? The Heavenly Pool Palace won't let you get away with this!"

    'Eldest Senior Sister?' Duan Ling Tian was briefly stunned when Lei Jun mentioned his Eldest Senior Sister. It did not take long for him to figure out that Lei Jun most likely assumed he released the titled Celestial Emperors with help from his Eldest Senior Sister. Following that, he scoffed before he said, "Lei Jun, are you stupid? If Eldest Senior Sister wants to release them, why would she need help? It'd be more efficient for her to release them herself."

    Lei Jun retorted, "If it wasn't Xu Ya Si, how did you manage to deactivate the Formation?"

    "Deactivate the Formation?" Duan Ling Tian laughed, "Who said I deactivated the Formation? Brother Pei and the other titled Celestial Emperors broke the Formation!"

    "Impossible!" the elder cried out upon hearing Duan Ling Tian's words. He shook his head and said, "The Formation is special. If they could have broken it, they would've broken it a long time ago. Why would they wait until now?"

    Duan Ling Tian replied indifferently, "I taught them the way to break the Formation."

    "You?" The elder narrowed his eyes and his expression darkened as he said threateningly, "Duan Ling Tian, even if you manage to escape now, do you know you'll be hunted down by the Heavenly Pool Palace for what you've done? The Heavenly Pool Palace has the support of the Heavenly Emperor of the Boundless Heaven. Moreover, the Heavenly Emperor was the one who personally captured Pei Yuan Ji and imprisoned him here. He'll be furious when he finds out that you set him free! He'll definitely kill you for this!"

    After the elder finished speaking, Xuan Bing, the Profound Ice Celestial Emperor, scoffed. In just an instant, a freezing energy swept through the entire first floor.

    All of a sudden, an ice crystal shot out from where the elder stood and impaled him before freezing him solid.

    "Shatter!" Xuan Bing's voice rang in the air.

    With that word, the frozen elder shattered into pieces. If one looked closely, specks of blood could be seen on the ground.

    Lei Jun's expression changed dramatically as he watched the elder die in just a blink of an eye. His voice trembled as he said, "M-my... My m-mother is Lei Ying, the Merciless Celestial Emperor! You... Y-you can't k-kill me..."

    Faced with death, the usually arrogant Lei Jun was as timid as a mouse.

    Duan Ling Tian looked at Lei Jun and sneered. "Lei Jun. Do you know why I released them?"

    Lei Jun glanced at Pei Yuan Ji and the other titled Celestial Emperors fearfully before he shifted his gaze to Duan Ling Tian. A hint of confusion could be seen in his eyes.

    As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, Lian Qiu descended from the second floor with a white Phantom Fox in his arm.

    "It's them?" A bewildered expression appeared on Lei Jun's face immediately.

    "There's another thing I want to tell you... Huan'er and I only joined the Heavenly Pool Palace to save her parents..." Duan Ling Tian said.

    "How dare you! You joined the Heavenly Pool Palace with ulterior motives!" Lei Jun's expression soured immediately. He did not expect his junior sister and the purple-clad young man in front of him had only joined the Heavenly Pool Palace to rescue the prisoners here.

    A hint of disbelief could be seen in his eyes when he had a closer look at Lian Qiu and the white Phantom Fox in his arms. "A Phantom Fox? He's Lian Qiu? The proud prodigy of the Heavenly Sword Mountain who annulled the marriage alliance with the daughter of our Palace Master? Junior Sister Huan'er is their daughter?"

    "Elder Brother Pei, seniors..." Duan Ling Tian called out to Pei Yuan Ji and the others before he continued to say, "Lei Jun and I have unresolved enmity between us. Is it okay if we leave after I settle the grudge between us?"

    "Sure. Take your time." Pei Yuan Ji smiled faintly. "After all, no one knows what's happening in here now due to the Formations. We can leave when you're done."

    The prison had incredibly high security due to the Formations that noise and all forms of communication were completely cut off. Therefore, those outside of the prison would not know what was going on inside unless they entered the prison.

    "Boy, I haven't seen you fight before. I can finally watch your performance now," Ma Chi, the Gale Thunder Celestial Emperor, said with a smile on his face.

    Hints of curiosity could be seen in the eyes of the other titled Celestial Emperors and Lian Qiu as they looked at Duan Ling Tian. They were all curious about Duan Ling Tian's strength.

    On the other hand, Lei Jun's expression turned fearful upon hearing Duan Ling Tian's words. "Duan Ling Tian, is there a misunderstanding? How is there any enmity between us?"

    Lei Jun was aware that he was no match for Duan Ling Tian, not to mention Duan Ling Tian now had a group of titled Celestial Emperors supporting him. Even Han Yun Jin who had been stronger than him had died in Duan Ling Tian's hands a year ago during a life-or-death battle. How could he hope to defeat Duan Ling Tian?

    "You dare say there's no enmity between us? How shameless!" Duan Ling Tian laughed mockingly. His gaze turned frosty as he said, "Didn't you and Han Yun Jin hire Dugu Wen and Dugu Wu to assassinate me?"

    Lei Jun feigned a baffled expression on his face, but his eyes darted around nervously. "Duan Ling Tian, what are you talking about? Dugu Wen? Dugu Wu? I don't understand..."

    Duan Ling Tian's gaze turned frostier as he said, "After I left the Heavenly Pool Palace a few months ago, Dugu Wu had been waiting outside ever since. Are you really going to deny telling him that I had left the Heavenly Pool Palace as well?"

    "It... It wasn't me!" Lei Jun shook his head vehemently, continuing to feign innocence. "Duan Ling Tian, we have no enmity between us. Why would I harm you? There's no reason for me to go to such trouble to harm you."

    "There's no enmity between us? You're really shameless. Do you think I'm unaware of your thoughts about Huan'er?" Duan Ling Tian said before he laughed disdainfully, "Furthermore, we discovered your Soul Pearl in Dugu Wen's Spatial Ring. Huan'er had verified it herself."

    Celestial Origin Energy surged out of Duan Ling Tian's body as soon as he finished speaking.

    Lei Jun's face turned ashen, and he fell to his knees immediately. "Duan Ling Tian, I was wrong! I shouldn't have coveted Junior Sister Huan'er. Please don't kill me. You... You can use me as a hostage so my mother won't intervene when you escape! Please! I beg you!"

    Upon hearing Lei Jun's words, Duan Ling Tian could not help but laugh again. "Your mother? It doesn't matter if your mother intervenes or not. The outcome will remain the same. There's no need for me to hold you hostage. I wanted to kill you with my own hands, but I didn't expect you to be such a coward..."

    At the end of his words, Duan Ling Tian released the two Ning Dragons in his Little World.

    The Ning Dragons roared before shooting a terrifying energy out of their mouths toward Lei Jun.
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