His face was flushed red as if his neck was tightly being choked by someone, and his cold eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian and flickered with an awe-inspiring killing intent.
Duan Ling Tian clearly had the strength to kill the Savage Leopard, but he didn't make a move and allowed the Savage Leopard to tear off one of Shao Fei’s legs….
Shao Fei was almost certain….Certain that this Duan Ling Tian definitely did it on purpose!
A leg being torn off by a Savage Leopard was completely different from a leg being severed by human weapons.
In the case of the latter, there was still hope to reconnect the leg if it was treated in time, but it was impossible for it to be reconnected in the case of the former.
"I’m a cripple from now on…. I’m a cripple from now on…. And all of this is because of him! Because of him!" Shao Fei despaired in his heart, and his extremely icy-cold gaze stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
As far as he was concerned, if it wasn’t for Duan Ling Tian, he wouldn’t be crippled now….
Now, if it wasn't for him using all of his Origin Energy to stop the fresh blood that was gushing out from his severed leg, he’d surely make a move against Duan Ling Tian to vent the hatred in his heart!
Even though he wasn't a match for Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian had destroyed him!
He hated him!
It could be imagined how it would be impossible for someone who’d lost a leg now to have a future.
In his lifetime, he was bound to become a cripple and accomplish nothing.
"I did it on purpose?" Duan Ling Tian didn't deny it when he heard what Shao Fei said, and he smiled in a cold and indifferent manner. "Shao Fei, so what if I did it intentionally? Why do you think I should’ve saved you?"
Shao Fei’s face sank.
Yeah, why should this Duan Ling Tian save me?
"Shao Fei!" Duan Ling Tian stared coldly at Shao Fei, and his face seemed as if it was covered in a layer of ice. "You’ve been unhappy with me since the moment I joined this small team, and I didn't make a fuss about it when you spoke rudely…. But later on, you actually wanted to make me throw my life away! You ridiculed me many times for the sake of making me fight, and it was nothing more than wanting to infuriate me and make me lose all reason…. Is it so?"
Shao Fei didn't deny it. His gaze became cold and fierce. "But you didn't die in the end!"
"Yeah, I didn't die…. Because I’m not the first level Origin Core martial artist that you thought I was." The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a sneer. "I can imagine how if I really was a first level Origin Core martial artist today, I would definitely have died against that Elephant Rhino! I’m extremely curious, today was the first time we've met, how could you hate me so much to the extent of wanting me to die!?"
"I precisely want you to die!" Shao Fei’s eyes contained piercing coldness. "You, a first level Origin Core Stage trash, on what basis are you joining our small team and sharing our gains equally? Since Shi Lan and Hu Li wanted to let you stay, I wanted to see how they’d be able protect you with their strength!" As he spoke up to this point, the corners of Shao Fei’s mouth curled into a cold smile as he looked at Shi Lan and Hu Li. "And you two, I, Shao Fei, am a dignified fourth level Origin Core martial artist, and it’s your honor that I came with the both of you into the primeval forest…. How could I endure it when the two of you actually repeatedly went against me for the sake of this pretty boy? I precisely wanted this pretty boy to die, only then would I be able to vent the hatred in my heart!"
Shao Fei’s face revealed a sense of madness.
"Shao Fei!" Shi Lan and Hu Li’s faces sank, as they’d never imagined that Shao Fei was actually such a petty person….
He wanted Duan Ling Tian to die just because of this?
Traces of coldness couldn’t help but arise within their hearts. It was lucky that they’d seen Shao Fei’s true colors today; otherwise, even if they were not eventually betrayed by Shao Fei, they might have inadvertently helped him betray them.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze seemed to be enveloped with a layer of coldness as he stared at Shao Fei. "You plotted against me, wanting me to throw my life away. Let’s leave it at that…. But you, what did you do while I was fighting the Elephant Rhino? I didn’t want your help! But why did you have to obstruct Shi Lan and Hu Li when they wanted to help me? You, on what basis did you obstruct them?" Utmost rage was mixed within Duan Ling Tian’s voice.
"Hmph!" Shao Fei swept Duan Ling Tian with a cold gaze and madness was revealed on his face. "But unfortunately, the Elephant Rhino was actually unable to kill you, pretty boy! I never imagined that a pretty boy like you would have concealed his strength so deeply…."
As he finished speaking, Shao Fei’s tone had a trace of unwillingness mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian started laughing, laughing extremely brilliantly. "So in other words, you wish for nothing more than for me to die?"
Shao Fei sneered. "Yes, I wish for nothing more than for you to die!"
"It’s good that you admit it…. Since it’s like this, what’s you being targeted by the Savage Leopard got to do with me? Why should I have saved you? Let me ask you: if someone who wished for nothing more than to kill you was faced with a hopeless situation, would you save him?"
Duan Ling Tiana smiled when he asked this question, but Shao Fei’s expressions was as unsightly as unsightly could be.
"Looks like you already have the answer in your heart." Duan Ling Tian nodded, The smile on his face slowly faded, and the grade seven spirit sword in his hand trembled before descending before Shao Fei.
"You…. What do you want to do?!" Traces of coldness arose within Shao Fei’s heart when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s actions, and a sense of terror was on his face as he shouted in question.
"Duan Ling Tian." Shi Lan and Hu Li were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s actions as well. Even though they were extremely displeased with Shao Fei, they never thought of killing Shao Fei.
"What do I want to do?" The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into an evil smile when he heard Shao Fei’s naïve words. "Shao Fei, are you really so naïve? You repeatedly tried to cause harm to me, and I repeatedly endured it…. Now that I’ve reached the end of my endurance, could it be that I still can’t make you taste your own medicine?"
"You want to kill me?" Shao Fei was muddled, and in the next moment, his eyes squinted and a trace of icy-coldness appeared within them. He shouted in a low voice, "You can’t kill me! The Seven Star Sword Sect has rules stating that even if there’s great enmity between disciples, unless they enter the life and death arena, disciples may not kill one another!"
"Sect rules? Life and death arena?" Duan Ling Tian shook his head and looked at Shao Fei in ridicule. "Shao Fei, if I kill you within this primeval forest and then reduce your corpse to ashes to destroy all evidence…. So long as Shi Lan and Hu Li don’t make it known to anyone, would there be a fourth person who would know that it was I who killed you? Naïve!"
Shao Fei’s expression went deathly pale.
Exactly, if he were to die in the primeval forest, how would the Seven Star Sword Sect know that he was killed by Duan Ling Tian?
"Shi Lan, Hu Li!" Shao Fei looked at Shi Lan and Hu Li as if he was grabbing onto the last life-saving straw. "You two can’t let me die! Don’t you two forget that my older brother knows that I’ve followed the two of you to the primeval forest. If he doesn’t see me return, he’ll surely suspect the two of you…. At that time, none of you will be able to escape!"
Shi Lan and Hu Li’s faces went slightly pale. Only now did they recall that Shao Fei still had an older brother.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Shi Lan and Hu Li.
A trace of fear appeared within Hu Li’s eyes, and he slowly said, "Duan Ling Tian, Shao Fei does indeed have an older brother, and he’s also a Phecda Peak disciple…. He’s a sixth level Origin Core martial artist." As he finished speaking, Hu Li’s tone was filled with fear.
As far as he was concerned, even though Duan Ling Tian was able to kill the Savage Leopard by relying on the grade seven spirit sword in his hand and even revealed a formidable attack that was comparable to the strength of 90 ancient mammoths….
Duan Ling Tian’s true cultivation was only at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage after all.
Whereas that older brother of Shao Fei’s, although his strength was similar to the Savage Leopard, he was a human martial artist.
In terms of speed, Shao Fei’s older brother wasn’t inferior to the Savage Leopard.
In terms of attack, Shao Fei’s older brother was a sixth level Origin Core martial artist. Even if he didn’t use a spirit weapon, he would still be able to exert a strength of 80 ancient mammoths, comparable to the Savage Leopard.
If he were to use a spirit weapon, he could gain an additional strength of 20 ancient mammoths!
In other words, relying on a grade seven spirit sword, the attack of Shao Fei’s older brother was comparable to the strength of a little over 100 ancient mammoths…. And it was far from something Duan Ling Tian could compare to.
"Sixth level of the Origin Core Stage?" Duan Ling Tian’s brows knitted.
Even if a sixth level Origin Core martial artist were to utilize a grade seven spirit weapon to exert his full strength, it would only be comparable to the strength of a little over 100 ancient mammoths….
Relying on a grade seven spirit weapon, Duan Ling Tian was able to exert a strength of 90 ancient mammoths, and once he used the Wyrm Python Form’s Quake Energy, he might not necessarily be unable to battle with Shao Fei’s older brother.
Thus, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t afraid of Shao Fei’s older brother!
"Haha…." Duan Ling Tian looked at Shao Fei, then he looked at Shi Lan and Hu Li. "Do you two think that if I let him off today, based on his previous behavior, he won’t ask his older brother to take revenge upon us?"
Duan Ling Tian wasn't afraid of Shao Fei’s older brother, but it didn't mean that Shi Li and Hu Li weren't afraid.
Now he only wanted to remove any cause for future trouble for Shi Lan and Hu Li….
After all, he really took both Shi Lan and Hu Li to be his friends in his heart, and he hoped for them not to receive any harm due to today's incident.
Duan Ling Tian added when he noticed that Shi Lan and Hu Li were slightly hesitant, "How about this, I’ll kill Shao Fei…. After you two return, if his older brother looks for the two of you, tell him that the two of you got separated from Shao Fei while within the primeval forest. Say that Shao Fei ran off with me, and ask his older brother to come look for me at Megrez Peak."
Duan Ling Tian thought that the reason Shi Lan and Hu Li were hesitant was because they were worried that once Shao Fei died, Shao Fei’s older brother would look for them.
So he was helping them remove any possible trouble.
"Duan Ling Tian, what are you talking about? We’re a team, and we share all difficulties together! We would absolutely not sell you out." Instantly, Hu Li was slightly unhappy when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
"Exactly, we’ll absolutely not do that." Shi Lan spoke out as well, and her pretty face was slightly unhappy.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart was warm when he saw the appearances of the two, and he smiled apologetically. "I spoke wrongly…. However, this Shao Fei is atrocious. After he returns, we can’t be sure that he won’t look for trouble with us. In my opinion, we ought to slice his throat and remove any future troubles."
"I agree." Hu Li nodded, then he coldly swept Shao Fei with his gaze and was without a shred of pity.
"No, I won’t…. I won’t!!" Shao Fei’s face went deathly pale when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s group of three discussing whether or not to kill him. The arrogance, coldness, and indifference on his face completely vanished, and replacing it was terror. "I swear, I swear…. So long as you all don’t kill me, I’ll absolutely not seek revenge from all of you once I return…. Absolutely not! Otherwise, I won’t die a peaceful death…. I won’t die a peaceful death!"