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Qiu An Ping, the Clan Leader of Qiu Clan, and the Grand Elder of Qiu Clan were excited because as long as Qiu Mu Qing stayed in the Qiu Clan, they did not have fear the Feng Clan looking for trouble with them!
“I’m also willing to acknowledge Miss Mu Qing as my master!”
“I’m also willing to do that!”
At the same time, the two Dongfang Clan elders kneeling on the ground swore on the lightning penalty oath as well.
Thunder began to reverberate from the sky after the two elders finished swearing on the lightning penalty oath.
Nine claps of thunder had sounded five times within fifteen minutes.
It shocked all the elders, disciples, and servants in the Qiu Clan.
“What’s the matter?”
“It’s the fifth time now… Who swore on the lightning penalty oath five times consecutively?”
“It seems that it’s someone in the Main Hall. I heard the people from Dongfang Clan came to look for trouble with the Qiu Clan!”
“Speaking of, Young Miss has really gone overboard this time. It has to be the Clan Leader and the others swearing on lightning penalty oaths to appease the people from Dongfang Clan.”
“Why does the Qiu Clan have to yield? I’m so upset!”
Everyone in the Qiu Clan, elders, disciples, and servants, thought the thunder was caused by the Clan Leader and the high-ranking elders swearing on lightning penalty oaths under the coercion of the people from Dongfang Clan! How could they not feel embarrassed if news of this spread out? Everyone from the Qiu Clan felt extremely demoralized.
Fortunately, Clan Leader Qiu An Ping, the Grand Elder, and the Second Elder were unaware of their thoughts. If they knew, they probably would not know whether to laugh or cry.
In Qiu Clan’s Main Hall.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Qiu Mu Qing with a smile after the matter had been resolved. “Miss Qiu, let’s head back.”
Qiu Mu Qing was momentarily stunned, and she nodded in a daze. When she noticed the meaningful gazes that were shot her way, her cheeks reddened immediately. She quickly left the Main Hall with a shy expression on her face.
After Qiu Mu Qing left with Duan Ling Tian, everyone in the Qiu Clan’s Main Hall sighed in relief. With Duan Ling Tian around, they could help but feel pressured, causing them to feel as though they could not breathe. Now that he had left, the pressure was, naturally, gone as well.
At this moment, the Qiu Clan’s Grand Elder and Second Elder congratulated Qiu An Ping. “Congratulations, Clan Leader.”
“Grand Elder, Second Elder… What do you mean?” Qiu An Ping was stunned when he heard the Qiu Clan’s Grand Elder and Second Elder’s words.
“Clan Leader, everyone with eyes can see that Miss Mu Qing has a good relationship with Lord Li Feng… I don’t think it’ll take long before they become a couple,” Qiu Zhi said with a smile. However, when he mentioned ‘Lord Li Feng’, a hint of fear could be seen in the depths of his eyes.
The Grand Elder of Qiu Clan nodded in assent.
Meanwhile, Dongfang Po and Dongfang Liang, the Grand Elder and Second Elder of Dongfang Clan respectively, and the two ordinary elders congratulated Qiu An Ping as well. “Clan Leader Qiu, congratulations.” A hint of envy could be seen in their eyes.
They were envious that Qiu An Ping’s daughter had such a good relationship with Lord Li Feng!
Qiu An Qing smiled wryly when he regained his senses. “People, isn’t it too early to congratulate me?” He did not agree with them. When he saw Li Feng’s strength, he knew Li Feng was not an ordinary person. Could his daughter really attract the attention of such an extraordinary person? Even if Li Feng had a close relationship with his daughter, he was afraid it would only a temporary situation.
“Clan Leader Qiu, Lord Li Feng has done so much for Young Miss Qiu. It shows that he values her. It won’t be long before you become a grandfather!” Dongfang Po said with a laugh.
Everyone else nodded in assent.
Soon after, Dongfang Po looked at Qiu An Ping and changed the topic. He expressed his loyalty again. “Clan Leader Qiu, I’ve discussed this with Dongfang Liang. Miss Mu Qing is our master. As long as we’re in the Dongfang Clan and Miss Mu Qing is in the Qiu Clan, the Dongfang Clan will be loyal to the Qiu Clan. When we return to the clan, we’ll find someone obedient to be the new Clan Leader. From now on, both clans don’t have to worry about the Feng Clan anymore.”
Qiu An Ping’s eyes lit up when he heard Dongfang Po’s words. Even the Grand Elder of Qiu Clan looked happy.
At this time, Clarity City’s number one clan, the Feng Clan, would not expect that such a huge change had taken place. In just a day, Qiu Clan became a clan that was comparable to the Feng Clan due to Dongfang Clan submitting to them.
Naturally, no outsiders were aware that Dongfang Clan had become part of Qiu Clan. They only knew there was no conflict between the two clans. Moreover, the two clans’ relationship had become very good. The clans’ alliance was a threat to the Feng Clan. In the years that followed, Feng clan did not dare to plot against the two clans at all! Naturally, these only happened later on.
The Qiu Clan’s Main Hall was located quite a distance away from Qiu Mu Qing’s private residence. However, Qiu Mu Qing felt the journey was too short as she followed behind Duan Ling Tian.
It felt like only a moment had passed. She did not even have time to speak to Duan Ling Tian before they arrived at her private residence.
Since Duan Ling Tian had kept quiet, Qiu Mu Qing found it difficult to initiate a conversation. This was because she was certain of Duan Ling Tian’s identity.
Duan Ling Tian was one of Fire Worship Sect’s Eight Great Prodigies! He was someone far above her station. She was only an ordinary girl compared to him.
When both of them arrived at Qiu Mu Qing’s private residence, Duan Ling Tian walked into a pavilion in the front yard. He sat on a stone chair before he asked with a smile, “Why are you so quiet?”
After Qiu Mu Qing entered the pavilion, she walked to the other side of the stone table but she did not sit down. A complex emotion could be seen in her eyes as she stared at Duan Ling Tian.
“Miss Qiu, you are…” Duan Ling Tian was confused when he saw Qiu Mu Qing. Could she be afraid of him after seeing his strength? He felt this was a logical reason.
However, when Qiu Mu Qing spoke, the smile on Duan Ling Tian’s mouth froze.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian, one of the Fire Worship Sect’s Eight Great Prodigies, right?”
Duan Ling Tian was shocked by Qiu Mu Qing’s words.
“You… How do you know that?” Despite the surprise expression on Duan Ling Tian’s face, he did not deny it. He only took a deep breath.
“Your strength and your name… Moreover, you even asked me to keep your name a secret.”
With Qiu Mu Qing’s words, Duan Ling Tian was reminded he was no longer a nobody who had just arrived in the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Currently, Duan Ling Tian did not only build a name for himself in the Fire Worship Sect, but he had also built a name for himself in the Dao Martial Saint Land after he was ranked on the Supreme Saint Ranking.
“It seems like I’m right.” Duan Ling Tian’s reaction confirmed Qiu Mu Qing’s speculation.
Qiu Mu Qing took a seat after Duan Ling Tian motioned for her to sit down. She looked at him gratefully and said, “Brother Ling Tian, thank you.” She thanked Duan Ling Tian for helping the Qiu Clan out of a dire situation.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said, “It’s nothing. You’re my friend. You don’t have to thank me for something so trivial!”
“It might be trivial to you, Brother Ling Tian… However, to me and to the Qiu clan, it’s an extremely important matter!” Qiu Mu Qing said solemnly.
“Since you’ve already thanked me. There’s no need to mention this matter anymore.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and changed the topic. “Miss Qiu, I…”
Before Duan Ling Tian finished his sentence, he was interrupted by Qiu Mu Qing. “Brother Ling Tian, you can just call me Mu Qing… How does addressing me as Miss Qiu sound like we’re friends?” Her face reddened as she spoke, looking like a young and shy girl.
“Then I’ll call you Mu Qing.” Duan Ling Tian agreed.
“Brother Ling Tian, what were you going to say?” Qiu Mu Qing asked with an apologetic expression since she had interrupted Duan Ling Tian. She knew that it was rude behavior.
“It’s nothing much.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head before he asked, “I just wanted to ask if you know a place in the Upper Province that has the most wicked men? A place where the wicker gather.”
This was the purpose of Duan Ling Tian’s visit to Clarity City. He wanted to find a place with many wicked men so he could devour their Innate Spiritual Roots!
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