"You… Who exactly are you?" Ye Ting looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked with a bitter smile.
After he'd witnessed Duan Ling Tian's strength, Ye Ting didn't dare put on airs as the Patriarch of the Ye Clan because he knew that before a true expert, the Patriarch of the Ye Clan like him was no different to an ant.
If Duan Ling Tian wanted to kill him, it would be extremely easy, and Duan Ling Tian wouldn't be afraid just because he was the Patriarch of the Ye Clan.
"I'm Little Xuan's friend." Duan Ling Tian replied indifferently.
"Big Brother, what're you wasting time talking to him for? Quickly kill him!" After Ye Hui noticed that Ye Ting didn't take any action to deal with Duan Ling Tian, his face went grim and shouted out with a grim voice.
"Kill, kill, kill! All you know is to kill! If he wants to kill me, then I'd have died a few times over!" Ye Ting was already slightly perturbed now, and when he heard Ye Hui's words, he instantly berated with slight irritation.
"What?!" Ye Hui's face went pale when he heard Ye Ting, and he, who was already in extreme pain from his Dantian being crippled, couldn't take a shock like this, causing him to pass out directly.
"Big Brother Duan." Ye Xuan completely recovered from her shock, and she realized that this violet clothed young man she rescued possessed a strength that far surpassed her second uncle and father.
In the blink of an eye, he'd crippled the Dantian of her second uncle before easily avoiding her father's enraged strike at the critical moment.
Such strength was something that even her grandfather, the former patriarch of the Ye Clan, was probably far inferior to.
"Little Xuan, don't worry… I'll help you deal with your problem." Duan Ling Tian smiled to Ye Xuan before giving her a reassuring glance.
Ye Xuan's heart felt warm, and then she looked at Ye Ting and a trace of pain flashed within her eyes. In the end, she said, "Big Brother Duan, can…can you let me Father off?"
"Silly girl." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. "You wouldn't take me to be a devil that kills without batting an eyelid, right?"
Ye Xuan couldn't help but smile when she heard Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto Ye Ting and he laughed coldly. "Patriarch Ye, did you see that? Even if you want to sacrifice Little Xuan, at the moment you've encountered danger, she would still be the first to stand out and plead for mercy on your behalf!"
"She wouldn't really disregard your life and death just because you want to sacrifice her! You're her father in her heart, the father that gave birth to and fostered her!" Duan Ling Tian's words were spoken with a clear and resounding voice.
Ye Ting laughed bitterly, and then he put away his sword and sighed. "Do you think I really want to sacrifice Little Xuan? If I had another way, then even if I have to die, I wouldn't allow Little Xuan to marry that bastard!"
Ye Ting's sudden change caused both Duan Ling Tian and Ye Xuan to be unable to help but be stunned.
The present Ye Xuan was completely different from the Ye Xuan from before!
"Hmph!" Duan Ling Tian glanced at Ye Ting with disdain. "Weren't you continuously praising the Young Master of the Chen Clan before Little Xuan earlier? Why have you changed your words now?"
"I was forced by circumstances and only wanted to convince Little Xuan." Ye Ting sighed, and then looked at Ye Xuan with an affectionate expression as he walked over slowly.
Ye Ting stretched out his hand to lightly rub Ye Xuan's head and spoke in a gentle voice. "Little Xuan, I'm sorry. It's all my fault! It's all my fault!"
"Father!" Ye Xuan hadn't seen her father be so gentle in a long time, causing her eyes to go red as she pounced into Ye Ting's embrace. "What happened exactly?"
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian and Ye Xuan found out about the sequence of events from Ye Ting.
It turned out that the entire thing was caused by Ye Hui alone.
Ye Hui had privately agreed to the request of the Chen Clan to unite both clans in marriage and had agreed to engage Ye Xuan to the good for nothing Young Master of the Chen Clan. Because of this, he utilized the relationships of the Chen Clan to obtain a great deal of benefit.
When Ye Ting found out about this matter, he was furious and even personally went to the Chen Clan with the intention of breaking off the engagement.
But would the Chen Clan be willing?
The Chen Clan put out word that if the Ye Clan didn't fulfil the promise, the Chen Clan would declare war towards the Ye Clan. They would make the Ye Clan vanished completely from Driftcloud Town and become history.
"The strongest in our Ye Clan is Father who were rarely leaves the clan, yet he's only at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage… After this incident occurred, I was most worried that Father would find out. Once he finds out, he would surely kill second brother with his own two hands!" When he spoke up to here, Ye Ting glanced at Ye Hui with disappointment.
"Moreover, with my Father's temper, he'd surely go all out for Little Xuan's sake and fight the Chen Clan to the end! But once the matter developed to that extent, the Ye Clan would be finished!
"The Chen Clan is too strong, they possess two martial artists at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage… Moreover, the Supreme Elder of the Chen Clan is even an existence at the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage! Our Ye Clan going against the Chen Clan would be no different to throwing an egg at a rock." Ye Ting closed his eyes with a slightly pained expression, and he continued after a short while. "So I made a painful decision for the sake of the entire Ye Clan, and it was to unite with the Chen Clan in marriage and make Little Xuan give in! For this matter, I spared no pains in personally destroying the relationship I had with Little Xuan and went against the promise I made to my late wife!"
"Little Xuan, I'm sorry… Father has wronged you!" As he finished speaking, Ye Ting wept bitterly, and he had an apologetic and guilty expression.
"Father!" Ye Xuan embraced her father tightly as two lines of clear tears dropped down from her eyes, and she muttered. "Why didn't you tell me earlier? I always thought you weren't fond of me anymore and didn't love me anymore… It hurt so much, it really hurt so much!"
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but sigh as he looked at the pair of father and daughter before him.
It would look like he'd misunderstood Ye Ting as well.
Ye Ting was a good father yet was the Patriarch of a clan at the same time, and he had to consider many things.
"Patriarch Ye!" When he saw Ye Ting and Ye Xuan move apart, Duan Ling Tian took a step forward and looked at Ye Ting before speaking with a low voice. "You said earlier that the strongest in the Chen Clan is a fifth level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist?"
"Yes." Ye Ting nodded, and his gaze lit up at the same time. "Brother Duan, could it be that you…"
"Patriarch Ye, I'll make a trip to the Chen Clan with you!" Duan Ling Tian interrupted Ye Ting and walked out of the Ye Clan's Audience Hall with large strides, and he didn't forget to turn around and look at Ye Xuan when he arrived before the door. "Little Xuan, Big Brother Duan will deal with this trouble for you today!"
"Big Brother Duan, are you really certain?" Ye Xuan said with a worried expression, "I don't desire for anything to happen to you… Otherwise, I'll be unable to be at ease for my entire lifetime!"
"Don't worry." Duan Ling Tian smiled confidently.
He didn't take a clan whose strongest member was a fifth level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist seriously.
It was fine if they were sensible, yet if they weren't, he wouldn't mind teaching them a lesson!
A cold light flashed in Duan Ling Tian's eyes when he thought up to here.
After leaving the Ye Clan Estate with Ye Ting, Duan Ling Tian and Ye Ting traveled side by side towards the Chen Clan Estate.
All along the way, he found out about some things about the Driftcloud Town from Ye Ting.
The Chen Clan was the absolute overlord in Driftcloud Town, and not a single clan dared offend the Chen Clan.
There were a total of three clans like the Ye Clan in Driftcloud Town, and all of them had to conduct their business while taking the Chen Clan into consideration. Moreover, they had to hand over a portion of the profits of their various businesses to the Chen Clan every single month.
"What an overbearing clan!" Duan Ling Tian's eyes flashed with a bright light as he muttered.
"There's nothing that can be done about this. The strong are respected in Cloud Continent. Their Chen Clan possesses three existences at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage and above, and it has already firmly established their position as overlord in Driftcloud Town." Ye Ting sighed. "With the presence of those three experts at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage or above, our three clans wouldn't be a match for the Chen Clan even if we joined forces!"
Duan Ling Tian nodded, as this was something he deeply approved.
Even though the third level and fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage was only a single level in difference, yet it was a large gap, and it was an entire strength of 20 ancient horned dragons in difference between the two.
Such a difference in strength was like a chasm that was impossible to surmount!
The Chen Clan Estate was situated in the eastern part of Driftcloud Town, it occupied an extremely vast area, and it was far from something the Ye Clan Estate could compare to.
"As expected of the number one clan in Driftcloud Town!" Duan Ling Tian stood in the sky above the Chen Clan Estate as he looked down at the scene beneath his feet.
At his side, Ye Ting was slightly perturbed, and he said with a bitter smile. "Brother Duan, aren't we going too far by doing this? No matter what, this Chen Clan is the number one clan in our Driftcloud Town."
"Patriarch Ye, do you think that if we're sufficiently courteous today, the Chen Clan would readily agree to breaking off the engagement with your Ye Clan and disregard all past grudges?" Duan Ling Tian replied with a question instead.
"It's impossible, of course!" Ye Ting hurriedly shook his head. "If the Chen Clan knows that our Ye Clan wants to break off the engagement, they would surely act according to what they threatened our Ye Clan with in the past and launch an attack at our Ye Clan!"
"Then do you think there's any difference between our actions of trespassing into the Chen Clan like this or entering from the front door with sufficient courtesy?" Duan Ling Tian asked again.
Ye Ting shook his head.
"Then do you like acting like we are now, or do you like being sufficiently courteous and entering through the front door?" Duan Ling Tian asked again.
"What we're doing now." Ye Ting's eyes lit up and seemed to have been enlightened by Duan Ling Tian, and then he looked down at the Chen Clan Estate beneath his feet and roared. "Members of the Chen Clan, hear me! The Ye Clan's Ye Ting has come to break off the engagement! How could your Chen Clan's good for nothing profligate Young Master taint my daughter?" Ye Ting's voice contained Origin Energy and spread out, and it was like a thunderclap that exploded out in the sky above the Chen Clan Estate and undoubtedly alarmed the entire Chen Clan.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned, and he couldn't help but give Ye Ting a thumbs up as he said with a dumbstruck expression, "Patriarch Ye, looks like I've underestimate you."
He originally wanted to teach Ye Ting to do this, yet who knew that Ye Ting would teach himself and even perform better than he'd expected!
"It's the members of the Ye Clan!"
"The members of the Ye Clan have come to break off the engagement!"
The entire Chen Clan Estate was completely bustling because of the words Ye Ting spoke.
Moreover, it wasn't just the Chen Clan Estate, even the people nearby the Chen Clan Estate heard what Ye Ting had said.
"What do the members of the Ye Clan want to do?"
"Are the members of the Ye Clan provoking the dignity of the Chen Clan?"
"It looks to me like the Ye Clan wants to seek death!"
Many people soared up into the sky from the surroundings of the Chen Clan Estate, and they approached the Chen Clan Estate with the intention of watching the show.
"It's the Ye Clan's Patriarch, Ye Ting!" In next to no time, someone recognized Ye Ting.
"Who's that by Ye Ting's side?" There were also some people that shot their gazes towards Duan Ling Tian who was by Ye Ting's side.