Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 43
Father and Son Drinking Together
The Lightning Leopard’s skull exploded; pieces of white and red splashed out. Its body became sluggish as it fell onto the ground.
A deafening tiger roar resounded nearby the forest, the surrounding wicked beasts petrified with fear whereby flying beasts made their escape skyward.
The rest of the Lightning Leopards trembled in fear and quickly fled when their leader was killed; and the thunderous tiger’s roar resounded, none dared linger.
After the young man killed the Lightning Leopard, he didn’t look around. His straight back carried the Lightning Leopard corpse that weighed a few hundred pounds and left the scene. The young man did not bother himself with greeting the young girl or the youths nearby.
“This person looks familiar, who is he?”
Several pale and weary-looking youths watched the distant figure as it grew smaller; carrying the few hundred pounds Lightning Leopard corpse. That young man is around their age, and in truth, he looked even younger than them. Despite that, he is far stronger than any of them. The Xiantian level Lightning Leopard was killed with just two punches, how powerful is that!
Shocked filled the young girl’s bright eyes. The one who helped them was Du Shaofu, whom she met before when she visited the Du Clan’s compound; the rumored fool young master. But from Du Shaofu’s actions just now, how could he be a fool!
“Zijin, that guy look very familiar ah.” A young man slightly older than the girl came up and said while looking at the disappearing young man’s back; shock still evident in his eyes.
“Du Clan, Du Shaofu. We’ve seen him once at the Du Clan’s compound.” The girl called Zijin answered the young man.
“Du Shaofu, that fool of a young master? Why is he alone in the Wild Beasts Mountains?”
The young man was astonished when he heard what the girl said; the three words ‘Du Shaofu’ is undoubtedly famous in Stone City.
A strange light rippled across the young girl’s pupil as she looked towards the direction where the young man had disappeared. “If he really is a fool, then aren’t we incomparable even to fool.”
“Second Master, we’ve been out here for a long time. Although there is some harvest, it’s not that much. Heard from others, the Demonic Purpleflame Phoenix appeared, some people even picked up its feather. Could something happen to the Demonic Purpleflame Phoenix?”
Within the vast mountain range, around thirty silhouettes moved quickly through the forest, each vigilantly observed the four directions. A young man in his mid-twenties said to a robust middle-aged man.
“An existence such as the Demonic Purpleflame Phoenix, even if something did happen it’s not something we could interfere in. Be careful, opportunities must be treasured however one’s life is more important. Our harvest this trip is not small, and it’s already considered worthwhile.”
The robust middle-aged man raised his head to survey the surrounding, suddenly his expression changed. His gaze focused on a particular direction, and said: “Careful, someone is coming over.”
Everyone increased vigilance, and from a certain direction, a young man’s silhouette appeared before them, with a huge wicked beast on his shoulder. And a little wild kitten behind him. The young man looked at the group of people.
“Xiaohu, without my say so don’t reveal your identity. Converge your aura a little more, don’t get caught.” Saddled the corpse of the Lightning Leopard on his shoulder, Du Shaofu looked straight before him and then instructed the reduced-sized Demon Scale Tiger.
“Second Master, that person looks very familiar.”
Most of the people in the group felt the same, the silhouette of the person in front felt familiar to them.
“Shaofu, that’s Shaofu.”
The robust middle-aged man stared pointedly at the figure in front of him, surprise evident in his eyes as he rushed forward immediately.
The robust middle-aged man is Du Clan’s Second Master, Du Zhixiong. Due to the recent mayhem in the Wild Beast Mountains, he personally led a team in to prevent other families from taking away all the benefits. He didn’t expect to find Du Shaofu here when he had been searching for more than one month.
“Shaofu? Wasn’t Du Shaofu missing, how come he appear here in the Wild Beast Mountains?” When they heard Second Master as he called out, their faces were full of doubt looking at each other.
Very quickly Du Zhixiong reached Du Shaofu’s side. A beaming smile appeared on his face as he looked at Du Shaofu as if a big burden had vanished all of a sudden. “Shaofu, is this really you? Everyone has been looking for you everywhere, and your Eldest Uncle had been worrying about you every day. Everything’s okay as long as you are unharmed.”
Du Shaofu gaze fell on the robust middle-aged man before him and his heart felt a trace of warmth. He smiled faintly not knowing what to say. It has been ten years since he had talked to his Second Uncle, but deep inside, he knew his Second Uncle had always been concerned about him, had never treated him as a fool, only sorry and heartache for him.
“That… is a Xiantian level Lighting Leopard!”
The group was stunned when they realized the wicked beast on Du Shaofu’s shoulder is a Xiantian level Lightning Leopard.
“Silly boy, what are you laughing foolishly, everything’s fine now.” Du Zhixiong said to Du Shaofu, surprised flashed across his eyes when he noticed the beast corpse on Du Shaofu.
“Come, help carry this.”
Several Du Clan people quickly came forward and moved the Lightning Leopard off Du Shaofu’s shoulder to the ground.
“Quick, be careful with the Lightning Leopard’s blood. Quickly saved it up, once it is refined into blood essence, it is an excellent material to strengthen those juniors physique.”
“Be careful with the claws. It can be sold at a high price ah.”
“Shaofu, you killed this Lightning Leopard?”
Everyone encircled the huge corpse in excitement, their hands moved quickly up all over its body. Some looked at Du Shaofu furtively, shock inside their hearts. If Du Shaofu were able to kill a Xiantian level Lightning Leopard, then how horrible is his strength?
And of course, everyone present doesn't see Du Shaofu like the fool young master anymore; especially after he defeated Du Hao trio with just one move at the end of the juniors annual competition, who would believe Du Shaofu is a fool.
Another trace of warmth flowed through Du Shaofu being part of the lively atmosphere. These few years living in Du Clan, everyone treated him as if something transparent, but there were still some that treated him as part of Du Clan, such as this group of people that risks their lives outside for Du Clan.
“I didn't kill it. I was just passing through when I saw it lying on the ground. I don’t know who killed it but thinking that it can be sold for some xuanbi, I figured I'd carry it back.”
Du Shaofu smiled sheepishly. Actually, he wanted to roast the Lightning Leopard; the Golden-winged Garuda’s exercise law enables him to absorb the energy from the flesh of the Lightning Leopard. Although raw and bloody meat contained pure, abundant energy, Du Shaofu wouldn’t eat it raw. Thus he roasts them. He didn’t expect to run right into his Second Uncle here.
“Is there such luck? A lightning Leopard’s corpse is quite valuable ah, worth more than a thousand gold. If able to capture a live one then the value is much higher.”
No one doubted Du Shaofu when he said he picked up the Lightning Leopard corpse. What kind of strength is needed to kill a Xiantian level wicked beast, and amongst everyone here, only Second Master has the capability, as for the rest of them, they would need to gang up on it to have any chances.
A smile plastered on Du Shaofu as he watched everyone skillfully ‘cleanup’ the Lightning Leopard’s corpse with familiar ease. Since he didn’t want to elaborate further about the Lightning Leopard, he turned to his Second Uncle and asked, “Second Uncle, is my dad well?”
“Your Dad’s still the same.” Du Zhixiong said, a bitter smile surfaced, and his large hand patted Du Shaofu’s shoulder. “Let’s return quickly; your Dad is probably worried about you.”
A few days later, dusk. When the glow of sunset receded, the earth was left covered in gray.
Outside of Stone City, the quiet Wild Beast Mountains were shrouded in golden silence. Flame-like red clouds covered the horizon.
A team of several dozen people sauntered towards Du Clan’s main entrance. They had a big harvest this trip and brought back many elixirs and beast blood essence for the Du Clan juniors, enough for Du Clan to culture the juniors for some time.
“Second Master has returned.”
“Isn’t that Du Shaofu? How come he’s with Second Master?”
“Du Shaofu also brought back a wild cat.”
Outside Du Clan’s main entrance, many juniors crowded the area to welcome Second Master’s return, and of course his harvest. Their eyes filled with excitement and anticipation, and when they noticed Du Shaofu within the group, their expression turned complicated.
Ignoring the looks directed at him, Du Shaofu headed straight to his courtyard.
When Du Shaofu entered the courtyard, he saw his drunkard father drinking in the yard, holding his wine jug.
“Gu Gu!” When drinking his drunkard father is noisy. Everyone drinks slowly, sip by sip but Du Shaofu knew his drunkard father gushed wine down his throat.
Seeing Du Shaofu returned, his father only tilted his head slightly, puts down the wine jug and said, “Back already.”
“Back already.” Du Shaofu said, and then he added. “Don’t drink so much. I’ll go and get some snacks to go with your wine, okay?”
“Great. Come back and drink with me.” He said quietly.
Du Shaofu was a little surprised; he nodded and left the yard. Sometimes he accompanied his father to drink some wine but usually it is on the fifteenth of the eighth month.
When he was small, Du Shaofu doesn’t know what day the fifteenth of the eighth month is; later, when he grew older he found out that the fifteenth of the eighth month is when family reunites during Mid-Autumn Festival. Every year on this day, his drunkard father would drag him to drink together.
After Du Shaofu left the yard, Du Tingxuan’s hazy eyes fell upon the kitten-sized Demon Scale Tiger Du Shaofu brought back.
Nott knowing the reason, Demon Scale Tiger shivered when that pair of eyes fell on its body, involuntarily, it retreated a few steps back; this person should not be provoked.
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