The Distinguished Cute Master - Chapter 65
“I didn’t expect you were still alive.”
This was the first thing that Ye Baichuan said to him after so many years, despite being Ye Chen Yuan’s biological grandfather. He’s already over 200 years old. He has been at the helm of the family for so many years, his body is strained and tense. The eyes staring back at Ye Chen Yuan are filled with many emotions, yet one thing remains unchanged, his disgust and loathing no doubt.
Ye Chen Yuan held no feelings of affection for Ye Baichuan either. He opened the main entrance of the pavilion to the mountain path. “I came here simply to enquire about my mother’s whereabouts.”
Off to the side, Ye Lei listened to his words, and quickly whispered into Ye Baichuan’s ear.
“Father, this child is now a Grade Three Pill Master! He’ll make a good slave, you mustn’t let him slip through our fingers!”
Ye Baichuan’s eyes flashed noticeably as he heard these words.
Every person in the household knew it’d be useless to bring up matters of love and family so as to coax him into supporting them because of the continual and aggressive bullying in his childhood, because Ye Chen Yuan must hate them with a passion for all their abuse and harassment. But such a talented Pill Master was right in front of them, were they to just give up? How could they?
So for the first time, Ye Baichuan and Ye Lei had the same thought, that is, to imprison Ye Chen Yuan and force him into refining cultivation pills for the family!
He sneered coldly. “If you want to know the whereabouts of your mother, then you can! First, you should refine 10,000 Grade Three Spirit Pills for the family, and this one will tell you!”
Ye Baichuan’s words caused the entire household to draw in a breath of cold air. Ten thousand Grade Three Spirit Pills? Currently, they were only able to have a hundred Grade Three pills at most, but ten thousand! And the Grand Elder was able to ask so candidly as well!
Gu Qing Ke’s face flushed in absolute fury after hearing this, “How audacious!”
Elder Li also sneered at Ye Baichuan, “Ten thousand? Is he a cabbage seeker,1 coveting so many Grade Three Pills? I’m afraid that even the small neighboring countries don’t have the worth of 10,000 pills in their national treasury, let alone just for this small family? They treated you in such a way, yet they still want you to refine pills for them? Dream on! The heart of a dog is set only upon bones!” 2
Ye Chen Yuan smiled mirthlessly as he shook his head, “The Grand Elder’s words are truly interesting.”
He reached out and withdrew a pale green jade bottle from his clothing.
“I have ten Grade Three Foundation-Building pills of top quality. If anyone can tell me about the whereabouts of my mother, I will reward them with this.”
With these words, the members of the family behind Ye Baichuan seemed to be fairly salivating at the prospect of gaining such pills, after all, Foundation Building pills were such rare treasures! With it, any individual at the Qi Condensation stage can easily reach Foundation Building! And they would be able to gain such treasures in just a few words.
How could Ye Baichuan not be able to perceive that the household was so eager to spill the secret? If it weren’t for his suppression, the others of the Ye family would most definitely have begun babbling the secrets to reap the benefit of Ye Chen Yuan’s rewards. They were really a group of unwanted household rubbish that bite off more than they can chew and that aren’t able to tell their left from their right!
Ye Baichuan coldly snorted, “Why do you remain silent, are you refusing my offer? You are a member of this family, and now that you’re a pill Master you should naturally support us, yet you are so reluctant to even help refine such a small amount of pills. Those that are unfaithful and unfilial to their Elders, those that don’t understand the meaning of gratitude, I must teach them a lesson!”
Ye Baichuan suddenly shot a pillar of light toward Ye Chen Yuan, but he managed to intercept it before it was able to harm him!
Ye Chen Yuan stepped back and a black dagger appeared in his hand, the sharp light of the blade flashed prominently. He clutched the blade tightly and positioned himself so that he was able to strike without fear.
Seeing that Ye Chen Yuan dared to oppose the Grand Elder, everyone thought that he was looking for death, and that he wouldn’t put up much of a fight.
After all, Ye Chen Yuan was only fourteen years old, but what they didn’t know was that not only was he a Grade Three Pill Master, but that he also had such powerful and mighty Spiritual Qi. If they had known that Ye Chen Yuan would be so propitious today, then they wouldn’t have treated him so brutishly as a child. A venerable Genius was lost in vain.
With one claw charging through the sky, Ye Baichuan was vaguely aware of Ye Chen Yuan’s potential strength, “I didn’t expect you to have already built a foundation!”
Moreover, it was so much more powerful than an ordinary foundation, otherwise, with his cultivation being an entire two realms higher than Ye Chen Yuan’s, how would it be possible for him to miss a single blow? It was too astounding!
Ye Chen Yuan didn’t respond, he hadn’t come today with the idea of making too much trouble in mind, or else, he wouldn’t have revealed his identity as a Third Grade Pill Master from the very beginning. The grievances from his past, now he could use his power to settle them!
Within a short space of time, their spirits continued to fluctuate in succession. The two men came to blows several times, but neither of them showed any signs of losing the battle.
The members of the Ye family who were present believed that Ye Chen Yuan should be captured before long since he was up against a revered expert. That being the case, it was astonishing for them to witness Ye Chen Yuan defy their expectations yet again with his confounding strength.
He not only had speed but also the divine sense akin to one in the Golden Core Formation realm. What’s more frightening was that Ye Chen Yuan had a special spiritual weapon! Ye Baichuan hit him several times, but was blocked by that weapon!
“It turns out to be an immortal-level spiritual weapon!”
Ye Baichuan who was closest to it could feel its power and suppression the most. He, too, initially believed that he could easily capture Ye Chen Yuan, but after fighting for so long, he just knew how wrong he was!
What’s the probability of Ye Chen Yuan being able to defeat him? To go against all odds and fearlessly triumph over this out-of-scope challenge?!
Killing intent flashed within his eyes. The more powerful Ye Chen Yuan was, the greater the desire to completely destroy him. If Ye Chen Yuan had just been a simple Foundation Building cultivator, he could still keep his life, but now, Ye Chen Yuan had to die!
Thinking this, he no longer held back his killing intent and charged more fiercely. On the other side, Ye Lei witnessed this sudden change and shouted, “Father, remember to not kill him, you must catch him alive!”
But it was useless, Ye Baichuan took a step back, positioning his feet onto the bluestone slab, and let out a murderous roar.
Meta Soundwave was one of the Ye family’s special martial arts skills. It used soundwaves to gravely injure their opponent’s spiritual sense!
Ye Chen Yuan narrowed his eyes slightly, “Elder Li! Now!”
Elder Li sneered, “Watch this!”
The translucent condensed needle suddenly pierced Ye Baichuan, and Ye Chen Yuan faced his opponent’s sonic attack. However, his body, like an unrelenting boat, sailed forward as he swiftly rushed toward Ye Baichuan!
Finally, under the constant attack of soundwaves, Ye Chen Yuan spat out a mouthful of blood. Sensing his approach, Ye Baichuan stretched his hand out to grab his neck, but he was suddenly attacked by Elder Li’s condensed needle!
Ye Baichuan yelped at the top of his lungs, his hands clutching his nape. Ye Chen Yuan took advantage of this opportunity to wield his dagger, and firmly implanted it into Ye Baichuan’s chest!
Exclamations of surprise and horror were let out in tandem, but because Ye Chen Yuan’s range of assault was too wide, not a single person dared step forward, merely watching from the sidelines as Ye Baichuan was stabbed by Ye Chen Yuan with great force!
Ye Baichuan could no longer handle the pain and forcefully knocked Ye Chen Yuan away! Then he hurriedly took a step back and popped a medicinal pill into his mouth to suppress and clot the blood pouring from his wound.
He used a lot of force to knock Ye Chen Yuan away. Even wielding an immortal-grade spirit weapon, the Heavenly Ascending Shield,3 Ye Chen Yuan was seriously injured. But despite this, he nevertheless had a smile on his face that was oddly discomforting.
Just one word, and it absolutely terrified Ye Baichuan, finding out there was an explosive talisman on him! And on top of that talisman was one other invisibility talisman that’d vanish only until the moment of detonation!
The entire yard was startled by the loud cry which was accompanied by a sudden ‘bang’! Sand, rocks, and dust flew out in all directions from the point of eruption, and Ye Baichuan, being in the center of it all, was trapped and hidden from sight by the flying debris.
Ye Lei looked on incredulously as he knelt on the ground. His father was… he… no, he couldn’t possibly die like this, right? Impossible, he’s an expert at the Golden Core Formation stage! Meanwhile, Ye Chen Yuan standing amidst the flying debris remained distinctly alert and on guard.
1: Cabbage Seeker : Cabbage (baicai 白菜) is sometimes a representation for wealth because it has the same pronunciation in Chinese as the word “money” or “wealth” (cai 财). Since cabbage is so common in China, this could also mean that Ye Baichuan is treating the pills as if they’re as common as Chinese cabbage.
2: The heart of a dog is set only upon bones : An idiom meaning a bad man’s concerns is only self-profit.
3: Heavenly Ascending Shield : The word was Lingtian Dun (凌天盾). Ling 凌, meaning to rise high, Tian 天, meaning sky/heaven, and Dun 盾, meaning shield, so the literal translation would be rise high sky/heaven shield. For clarification, instead of calling it the spirit weapon Lingtian Dun, I’ll be calling it the spirit weapon Heavenly Ascending Shield.