2720 Arrogant Lady

    Boom! Boom! Boom!

    Clouds of dust rose in the air as pedestrians frantically scrambled to avoid the roofless carriage. There were a couple of instances where the nine-headed Celestial Beast almost trampled on people with a slower reaction time.

    When the dust finally settled, the roofless carriage drawn by the nine-headed Celestial Beast had already come to a halt in front of Duan Ling Tian and Huan'er, blocking their path.

    The orange-clad young lady in the roofless carriage blatantly sized Duan Ling Tian up with her fiery eyes. She completely lacked the demure demeanor a young lady should have.

    An old lady in long grey robes stood behind the orange-clad young lady. She was expressionless but exuded an enigmatic air.

    Finally, the young lady slowly asked, "What's your name?"

    Although her voice was melodious, it sounded particularly harsh in Duan Ling Tian's ears. Her eyes that were in the shape of a crescent moon flashed with a hint of wickedness as she looked at him. Based on her disregard for the pedestrians who were scrambling out of the way of her carriage earlier, Duan Ling Tian was even more certain she was a spoiled, arrogant, and cruel young lady from a wealthy family. It seemed like the lives of people were like weed in her eyes. He did not deign to respond to her question. He only glanced at her before he held Huan'er's hand, preparing to bypass the carriage and walk away.


    A crisp crack from a whip rang in the air. It sounded ear-piercing.

    A long red whip could be seen in the arrogant young lady's hand. She had flicked the whip in front of Duan Ling Tian, clearly trying to stop him from leaving.

    Duan Ling Tian's expression darkened as he came to a halt. He was obviously displeased.

    Concealed under the hat and the veil, it felt as though a layer of frost had formed over Huan'er's face.

    Duan Ling Tian looked at the young lady pointedly and asked, "What're you doing?!"

    The young lady's eyes remained trained on Duan Ling Tian as she said indifferently, "What am I doing? Didn't you hear? I asked for your name."

    Duan Ling Tian frowned. "Do I know you?"

    The arrogant young lady said unabashedly, "Now you do. My name is Zhou Shu Dong. From today onward, you'll be my boy toy. Consider this a blessing."

    Boy toy? Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded when he heard her words. Naturally, he knew what a boy toy was. Normally, mature ladies were the ones who liked to collect boy toys, right? Why would this young lady have such a hobby?

    'Right. Everlasting youth. Even cultivators from the mundane realms can achieve everlasting youth, let alone those from the Devata Realms. This Zhou Shu Dong might look young, but it's possible she's an old lady who has lived for 10,000 years,' Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.

    "Boy toy? Brother Ling Tian, what's a boy toy?" Huan'er asked curiously.

    Duan Ling Tian was at a loss for words. He did not know he should explain this to Huan'er.

    At this moment, Duan Ling Tian heard the hushed conversation in his surroundings.

    "As expected, the fourth miss from the Zhou clan wants to bring that young man home to be her boy toy."

    "The fourth miss from the Zhou Clan is very liberal and likes to gather boy toys, but her standards are high. She won't simply select those with average looks."

    "Well, this purple-clad young man has an extraordinary appearance and bearing. It's to be expected that she wants him to be part of her harem."

    "However, based on the young man's extraordinary bearing, it's obvious he's not from an ordinary background. Isn't she afraid of offending someone from a powerful background?"

    "You're overthinking. Not only is the Zhou clan a top tier clan in the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom, but they're related to the Imperial family as well. The only young men in the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom that the fourth miss of Zhou Clan can't afford to offend are her Imperial cousins."

    "Well, it still doesn't change the fact that he might have an extraordinary background in another kingdom..."

    "Then, he can only blame himself for being unlucky. As the saying goes, 'A mighty dragon is no match for the native serpent'."

    The hushed conversation in the surroundings shed light on the young lady's background. Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, 'With such a background, no wonder she's so arrogant.'

    "I'm flattered that Miss Zhou has taken a liking to me..." Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhou Shu Dong and said in a light tone, "Unfortunately, I'm not qualified to receive such a blessing. In any case, thank you. I'll take my leave now." He held Huan'er's hand and prepared to leave again. After learning about Zhou Shu Dong's background, he did not think it was necessary to offend her unless it was absolutely necessary.

    "Stop right there!" Zhou Shu Dong said domineeringly as she leaped off the carriage and blocked Duan Ling Tian and Huan'er's path again. Her gaze turned cold when she saw Duan Ling Tian holding Huan'er's hand. If her gaze was a blade, it would have already severed Huan'er's hand!

    "Miss Zhou, nothing can be gained if one has to force it." Duan Ling Tian's eyes flashed coldly when Zhou Shu Dong stopped them again.

    "There's nothing that I, Zhou Shu Dong, cannot have... Today, you'll have to choose; either you leave with me or you die along with this woman," Zhou Shu Dong said coldly. It was clear she planned to kill Huan'er. She was a jealous and possessive woman who could not bear to see the man she liked holding another woman's hand. It was in line with her personality to want to kill Huan'er.

    "You want to kill me?" Huan'er asked coldly.

    "Huan'er." Duan Ling Tian could feel the coldness seeping out from Huan'er's hand, and he quickly pinched her hand and said in a lowered tone, "Let me handle this... If I can't handle it, then, you can deal with it."

    "Miss Zhou, please show some courtesy to my sister," Duan Ling Tian solemnly said as he released Huan'er's hand. He could tell said Zhou Shu Dong was an extremely jealous and possessive woman.

    "She's your sister?" As expected, Zhou Shu Dong's expression took a turn for the better when she heard his words. "Since she's your sister, I won't kill her. However, you'll need to stay with me. Be mine. Otherwise, both of you will die!" Her eyes flashed with killing intent as she continued to say, "Now make your choice... Die with your sister or be mine."

    "Miss Zhou, there are so many men out there... Why does it have to be me?" Normally, Duan Ling Tian would have already lost his patience. However, the journey to the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom was long and arduous. If it were possible, he did not want to leave just because he had offended her even if he was not afraid of her.

    Zhou Shu Dong said indifferently, "I'll give you 10 breaths to think about it. If you don't decide by then, I'll take it as you rejecting my request."

    Duan Ling Tian knew there was no way to solve this peacefully when he heard Zhou Shu Dong's words. His expression turned cold immediately. He sidestepped Zhou Shu Dong and held Huan'er's hand as he casually said, "Huan'er, let's leave!"

    Zhou Shu Dong scoffed before she lifted her long red whip and cracked them in Duan Ling Tian's direction. It looked like a red python as it moved in the air.

    When she made her move, Duan Ling Tian ascertained that she was also a Blue Sun Golden Celestial like him.

    "Ridiculous!" Duan Ling Tian's temper finally exploded. His gaze grew increasingly cold. He snorted as his Celestial Origin Energy surged out from his hands. He lifted his hand at the speed of light and caught Zhou Shu Dong's whip.

    "Get lost!" Duan Ling Tian barked as he threw Zhou Shu Dong and her whip aside. His Celestial Origin Energy had injured Zhou Shu Dong.

    "Fourth Miss!" The old lady in the carriage cried out. She only discovered her master was no match for the purple-clad young man when his Celestial Origin Energy surged out. Her expression changed drastically when she saw him throwing Zhou Shu Dong to the side. Her expression was unsightly and her eyes gleamed with killing intent as she shouted, "You'll die, brat!'

    Duan Ling Tian looked at the old lady and said apathetically, "Huan'er, kill her!"
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