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Chapter 570 - Demanding An Exorbitant Price
"No?" The Zhu Clan’s Patriarch and Eldest Young Master’s expressions became grim in unison.
After they found out about the sequence of events, they wished for nothing more than to tear two Zhu Clan servants into pieces.
Now, when they heard someone had let those two servants go, boundless flames of rage arose in both of their hearts!
"Why did you let them go?" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master looked at Duan Ling Tian as he asked with a low voice.
His words had no lack of a questioning tone.
Although the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch didn’t speak, the gaze he shot at Duan Ling Tian had become slightly colder.
At this moment, this pair of father and son seemed to have completely forgotten that if it wasn’t for Duan Ling Tian lending a hand, the Zhu Clan’s Young Miss, Zhu Qing, would have already become a soul under the sabers of those two Zhu Clan servants.
Duan Ling Tian frowned when he heard the questioning tone in the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master’s words, and he said indifferently, "Who I let go doesn’t seem to be your business, right?"
"It’s naturally none of my business if you let any other person off… But you let off two servants that wanted to kill my sister, and it’s undoubtedly an act of looking down on my Zhu Clan!" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master shouted with a grim voice.
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be stunned when he heard the words of the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master.
When he saved Zhu Qing, he seemed to have utterly not know of the existence of the Zhu Clan, right?
Moreover, even if he knew of the existence of the Zhu Clan, then so what about it?
Is it the place of the Zhu Clan to dictate how he does things?
"Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master, right?" Duan Ling Tian looked calmly at the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master, and he said in a clear voice, "Don’t you forget that if I didn’t lend a hand, this sister of yours would have already died in the desert now… Yet now, you’re denouncing my crimes?"
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused the expression of the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master to freeze, yet the rage in his eyes didn’t show any signs of dispersing.
"Not to mention I didn’t know of the existence of your Zhu Clan before this… Even if I did, then so what if I look down on your Zhu Clan?" Duan Ling Tian continued.
As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian has an expression of ridicule. "Could it be that a clan that treats a benefactor like this wants others to respect them? Laughable!"
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch and the others to be dumbstruck.
"You… You’re courting death!" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master was the first to recover from his shock, the Origin Energy on his body skyrocketed, and his imposing manner shot into the sky like a rainbow as he charged towards Duan Ling Tian.
In the sky, 4,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
"Third level of the Void Prying Stage?" The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth revealed a wisp of disdain.
"Enough." It was at this moment that an indifferent voice sounded out.
It was the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch that had stopped his son. "He’s right. He saved your sister’s life, after all, and our Zhu Clan can’t treat a benefactor like this."
Although the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch said this, the gaze he shot at Duan Ling Tian was icy cold and indifferent to the extreme, and he had an overbearing expression.
"Hmph!" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master snorted coldly, and then he glared at Duan Ling Tian. "Count yourself lucky!"
"I thank you for saving my daughter’s life." The Zhu Clan’s Patriarch nodded to Duan Ling Tian, and then he said indifferently, "But we still have some business to attend to, I’m afraid we can’t entertain you any longer… Please show yourself out."
Duan Ling Tian started laughing.
Initially, he’d indeed intended to turn around and leave.
But the attitude of the Zhu Clan father and son had caused him to feel extreme displeasure.
Saving a person, yet it caused a problem for me?
If the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch had politely asked him to leave, he wouldn’t say a single word and leave, and he’d absolutely not stay for a single moment longer.
After all, he’d never thought of getting any benefit from the Zhu Clan.
But the Zhu Clan’s current attitude caused him to feel that if he didn’t take some benefits from them, then it would seem to be unworthy of the Zhu Clan’s ‘warm reception.’
"Zhu Clan’s Young Miss." Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhu Qing who stood nearby with a cold and indifferent expression, and he grinned. "If memory serves… After I saved you that day, you’d once promised me that after I send you back to the Zhu Clan, you’d surely give me a generous reward!"
"Now, I’ve sent you home… Shouldn’t you fulfil your promise and give me a generous reward?" Duan Ling Tian spoke word by word. "I presume that Zhu Clan’s Young Miss wouldn’t go back on her promise, right?"
"You… You…" Zhu Qing’s pretty face flushed red, yet she was at a loss for words.
She seemed to have indeed promised this, yet all this was only the polite words she’d spoken at that time.
She had an extremely complicated feeling towards the ‘benefactor’ that let off the two servants that wanted to kill her, and she’d never thought of generously rewarding this benefactor.
Now, the young man had raised this matter himself, and it caused her to be both angry and irritated.
There’s actually such a thick-skinned person in this world?
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused the faces of the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch and Eldest Young Master to sink.
"Kid, you arbitrarily let off those two filthy servants that wanted to kill my sister, yet you still want my Zhu Clan to generously reward you?" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master spoke with a low voice.
His tone contained explosive rage.
"Zhu Clan Eldest Young Master, your words are mistake." Duan Ling Tian shook his head. "Zhu Clan Eldest Young Master, think about it properly… Saving your sister is already an extremely great favor to your Zhu Clan! As for if I killed those two people or not, that isn’t my duty.
"Of course, if your Zhu Clan feels that the life of your Young Miss isn’t worth anything and don’t reward me generously, it’s fine as well. I’ll leave right away." Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch and Eldest Young Master, and the corners of his mouth curled into a ridiculing smile as he turned around and intended to leave.
"Wait!" Right at this moment, the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch had a gloomy expression as he stopped Duan Ling Tian.
"Zhu Clan’s Patriarch, is there anything you need?" Duan Ling Tian turned around and asked indifferently.
"Although my Zhu Clan isn’t a famous Clan in the Darkhan Dynasty, it isn’t a clan that doesn’t know how to repay another’s kindness… Speak, how do you want my Zhu Clan to thank you?" The Zhu Clan’s Patriarch spoke word by word with a low voice.
"Zhu Clan’s Patriarch, you’re straightforward as expected!" Duan Ling Tian smiled. "How about this, I won’t be greedy… Hmm, just give me 100 million gold."
Duan Ling Tian’s voice entered the ears of the three Zhu Clan members, causing them to seem as if they were struck by lightning, and they were stunned on the spot.
100 million gold?
He said he won’t be greedy?
"Kid, don’t push your luck!" The Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master shouted out angrily.
Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master, he looked at the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch instead and smiled lightly. "What? Patriarch Zhu, you think your daughter’s life isn’t worth 100 million gold?"
"Never mind… Since the Zhu Clan’s Young Miss is so cheap in your eyes, Patriarch Zhu, then take it as I never said anything." Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and then he casually waved his hand before walking out.
The Zhu Clan’s Patriarch’s expression flickered between a livid and ashen expression.
Zhu Qing stood at the side with an extremely unsightly expression.
Never had she imagined that the violet clothed young man that saved her would actually demand such an exorbitant price.
100 million gold!
Although it wouldn’t be to the extent of injuring the Zhu Clan greatly, it was still an extremely large amount of wealth that was sufficient to make their hearts ache.
"Wait!" Finally, the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch spoke out with an extremely low and deep voice.
"Father!" The Zhu Clan Eldest Young Master went gloomy. "Although this kid saved Zhu Qing, he let go those two damnable slaves… It at most is considered as his merits offset his faults! There’s no need for you to give him so much money."
Merits offset faults?
At the instant that the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch spoke out, Duan Ling Tian had stopped moving, and now that he heard the words of the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master, his face instantly seemed to be covered in a layer of ice.
Now, he suddenly felt that his actions earlier might have been slight wishful thinking of his own.
At that time, even if he watched idly by as Zhu Qing was killed, it wouldn’t affect him in the slightest.
It wasn’t only Zhu Qing that he could rely on to leave the desert.
So long as he coerced those two Zhu Clan servants, they would similarly bring him out of the desert.
"Enough… If it wasn’t for him, your sister would have died long ago." The Zhu Clan’s Patriarch raised his hand to stop his son, and then he withdrew a thick stack of gold bills from his Spatial Ring. "This is 100 million gold… Our Zhu Clan doesn’t owe you anything from today onwards."
"Thank you, Patriarch Zhu." The ice of Duan Ling Tian’s face instantly melted when he saw the gold passed over by the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch, and he bluntly received it and put it away in the Spatial Ring.
This caused the nearby Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master to gnash his teeth with hatred, whereas, Zhu Qing’s pretty face was unsightly to the extreme as well.
That was 100 million gold!
"Eldest Young Master and Young Miss of the Zhu Clan, goodbye." Before Duan Ling Tian left, he intentionally bid his farewells to the two people before walking off with large strides.
For a time, only the three Zhu Clan members who each had thoughts of their own in their hearts remained on the spot.
After Duan Ling Tian left the Zhu Clan, he breathed out a breath of air as his face revealed a brilliant smile. "I truly never imagined that just lifting a finger allowed me to earn 100 million gold!"
"I wonder where exactly in the Darkhan Dynasty is this Abundance City…" When Duan Ling Tian thought about this, he started to ask for information all around the city.
In the end, he finally confirmed that the Abundance City was situated at the southwest area of the Darkhan Dynasty, and it was neighboring to the southern desert.
"After Little Gold and I entered the Darkhan Dynasty, we entered the southern area of the Darkhan Dynasty… Looks like that sandstorm forcefully blew me to the southwest area." Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
"Although the Darkstone Empire has the map of the Darkhan Dynasty, but it isn’t very detailed… This place is within the Darkhan Dynasty, and I ought to be able to buy a more reliable map." After searching for some time, Duan Ling Tian finally bought a map of the Darkhan Dynasty from a bookshop in Abundance City.
The map even contained the symbol of the Abundance City that he was in now.
In the entire territory of the Darkhan Dynasty, the Abundance City was only an existence that was smaller than an ant.
"My destination this time is the most luxurious trade city of the Darkhan Dynasty, Milky Way City… This is something that Little Gold knows as well. Perhaps I’ll be able to encounter Little Gold there." Duan Ling Tian put away the map in his hand and intended to leave Abundance City to head towards Milky Way City.
But he hadn’t even walked out of the city gate when Duan Ling Tian noticed that he was being followed.
"Zhu Clan members?" Duan Ling Tian frowned.
Besides the Zhu Clan, he couldn’t think of anyone that would want to target him.
"They probably aren’t sent over by the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch… If the Zhu Clan’s Patriarch wanted to deal with me, he would have made a move in the Zhu Clan Estate earlier, and it would have been impossible for him to give me the 100 million gold." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. "It ought to be that Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master, or perhaps the Zhu Clan’s Young Miss, Zhu Qing, that sent them… The possibility that it’s the Zhu Clan’s Eldest Young Master is greater."