BTTH Chapter 39

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BTTH Chapter 39 – Ceremonial Test

The Coming of Age Ceremony had so many separate steps and was so complicated that it could make one’s head start hurting.

Sitting below the platform, Xiao Yan watched the young man on the platform that was being led around like a doll. He couldn’t help but rub his forehead as he said to Xun Er besides him: “This Coming of Age Ceremony. It’s definitely a torture.”

Watching Xiao Yan’s sad face, Xun Er smiled while saying: “Can’t help it; these are rules that were passed down since ancient times and even Xiao shu-shu wouldn’t dare change them.”

Xiao Yan sighed as he weakly nodded his head. Right when he was about to fall asleep, his brows jumped as he sensed that someone was looking at him. Narrowing his eyes, he looked at the left of the platform.

There stood Xiao Ning, full of envy while watching Xun Er and Xiao Yan. When he saw the later look over, he quickly raised his fist, aggressively.

“Idiot.”

Lightly saying this word, Xiao Yan’s sight moved slightly to the left, to Xiao Yu who was standing beside Xiao Ning. His eyes swept boldly across her long and sexy legs until her face turned green, before he finally looked away with a cold smile.

From the side, Xun Er was smiling to herself while watching Xiao Yan’s antics, feeling a little helpless. When it came to Xiao Yu, Xiao Yan seemed to lose his usual calmness and always provoked her until she became completely mad.

Reclining on the cool wooden chair, Xiao Yan enjoyed the sweet scent of the maiden beside him, while waiting with his eyes closed.

When the Coming of Age Ceremony had progressed to about halfway, it was at last Xiao Yan’s turn.

Upon hearing a shout from the stage, everyone on the guest platform looked at Xiao Yan with either curious or suspicious eyes. For most of them, a large part of the reason as to why they were here at the Xiao Clan’s coming of age ceremony was to have a look at the youth who had caused such an uproar in Wu Tan City and to see if he was as described in the rumours.

Xiao Yan slowly opened his eyes and the stares from all around made him feel like he was a monkey in the zoo, causing him to shake his head in resignation.

With a light sigh and a passive face, Xiao Yan stepped slowly onto the platform under the gazes of everyone.

The coming of age ceremony was held by the second elder Xiao Ying. Although the second elder never gave Xiao Yan any of his sympathy, he rarely went out of his way to harass Xiao Yan. In addition, ever since the day of the preliminary exam, he had mellowed quite a bit. At least, the scorn that was previously clearly presented on his face was no longer visible on the old wrinkled face.

With a complicated expression in his eyes, Xiao Ying heaved a sigh in his heart as he looked upon this youth who had overturned the tables in his life. His face shook a little as he took the materials that were needed for the ceremony before walking towards Xiao Yan.

Looking at the second elder walking towards him, Xiao Yan remembered the previous fussy and boring ceremony and had a migraine. With a bitter smile, he closed his eyes and awaited his fate.

……

Under the eyes of everyone, Xiao Yan stood like an idiot for half an hour before the complex bureaucratic scene finally ended.

With a sigh of relief in his heart, Xiao Yan opened his eyes. Looking at the various spices surrounding his body, he rolled his eyes in gloom.

After all the complicated steps were over, the second elder wiped sweat off his brow and turned towards the black stone monument shouting: “Ceremonial Test!”

The Ceremonial Test was same as the previous month’s test which was just an preliminary test. The motive of the previous test was to let the clan’s elites be picked out, so they could take the actual coming of age ceremony on the main stage, while the rest of the 7 Duan and below clan members would only have a simpler ceremony that was somewhat shabby

The Ceremonial Test was much more accurate compared to the preliminary test since this time, the test was personally checked by the two star Dou Grandmaster, second elder of Xiao Clan. It showed how serious the Coming of Age Ceremony was taken.
TL: Dou Zhe -> Dou Master -> Dou Grandmaster

With the second elder’s shout, those who had been bored out of their minds suddenly focused as they sent their attention to the platform.

On the Guests Platform, nearly all of those sitting there also stared at the black clothed young man. The purpose for their visit today was to confirm if the young man that had stirred the entire Wu Tan City four years ago will stir Wu Tan City again.

Ignoring the burning gazes around him, Xiao Yan was calm as he walked up to the black monument.

While watching the calm Xiao Yan, the second elder’s dry hand touched the Black Monument as a strand of his Dou Qi was pushed into it to test it. Afterwards, he stepped to the side and joined everyone else in staring Xiao Yan. Even though he was present at the previous testing, he couldn’t help but wonder: Did this kid really get to 7 Duan Qi?

The shock of Xiao Yan’s performance particularly impacted this second elder and he had especially asked to be in charge of the Coming of Age Ceremony so that he could make sure that he personally test Xiao Yan!

Disregarding the second elder’s questioning gaze, Xiao Yan’s hand slowly touched the black monument….

Watching Xiao Yan touch the monument, Xiao Yu couldn’t help but furrow her brows while turning her head to whisper to Xiao Ning: “Did he really get to 7 Duan Qi?”

Because Xiao Yu had just gotten home two days ago after asking for a break from the academy, she wasn’t there to witness Xiao Yan’s preliminary testing and thus was still suspicious about his achievements.

Being asked by his sister, Xiao Ning bitterly nodded while saying: “Yeah. That guy must have ate something that helped him jump 4 Duan Qi in just one year.”

Having her question confirmed once more, Xiao Yu pushed her lips together while stomping her legs in annoyance. While angrily staring at the young man on the platform, her beautiful face showed her stubborn attitude as she thought: Without me actually seeing it, I won’t believe that that cripple has turned his situation around.

Taking a deep breath, Xiao Yu sneered while saying: “That kid must have done something last time but with second elder examining it this time, I’ll be…”

Before she could finish her thought, Xiao Yu’s face tightened as the rest of the words became stuck in her throat.

On the high wooden platform, the huge black monument shined brightly as golden words appeared on the monument: “Dou Zi Qi: 8 Duan!”


 

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72 thoughts on “BTTH Chapter 39” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Thanks a lot Ziyuan and GGP, this chapter is quite interesting, it looks like it is introducing a new place, a new event, that we looked forward for very long, and… I’ll shut up now cuz I’m afraid I’ll start spoiling by error XDD

        1. Hi cute Sylvia Moriah Le Titania De La Waldgrave

          Aren’t you by some chance acquainted with this dude, or hopefully maiden, who’s known as oniichanyamete’s The Esteemed 5th Holy Sheeprabbit, Estelion Sharlulu Asheel Vinchance Celenalia di ef Falufiluu’Luufilaafee (The 35th).

          Your both names give off some similar vibes.

          Thats only my opinion though, but maybe its the laws of the random that ‘made’ these similarities.

          Hopefully you have some informations about him, or better her, or the best YOU. This is the SSS rank research quest I am investigating to complete right now. Or else, I’m screwed, and I’ll never get my bonuses rewards.

          OKay, I may be tired tonight. Or even crazy. G’night, seriously g’night, now… Like you just saw, I should SERIOUSLY consider going to bed..’

      1. Sorry I wrote this quickly to try to become first but I failed nonetheless. I’m ashamed;
        Actually, I wrote something that didn’t make much sense to try to be a not-shameless first, but I still failed AND I ridiculed myself at the same time.

        Heading to bed with this bitter feeling, g’night.

        1. Nah.. On this plane, you’ll never get to the top spot with that attitude! You must always try shamelessly going for the first spot and keep doing spatial refreshing and not taking your time thinking to write something on your post!

          1. Try to realize that I took 1:30 min to write this, and I’m only 1 min late for the first????!!! Well no big deal, but, its just a bit frustrating.

          2. you should’ve practice “profound truth of ‘a’ ”

            it is the approved technique used by f5 army.

  2. Was just checking the site and 5 minutes later, you upload a new chapter!
    Really agonizing the chapters are so short, as i quite enjoy this series. 🙂

  3. hahahahahahaha suck on that you cow Xiao Yu xD

    damn this just feels sooo good to read :3 too bad it can’t get rid of the causes of my stress v.v

    1. hey hey, that “cow” might turn out to be his wife in the future, and I say this cuz I’ve been told numerous times that mutual fondness blooms from mutual dislike.

    2. she’s just being yandere is all 🙂 . the ‘advice’ she gave to xun er is actually for her own (xiao yu) benefit.

      ‘hate’ is just another form of love. she’s too proud to recognize, more so to admit. that makes her heart confuse, thus choosing easy way out by relating to hate

        1. If she were a Yandere, she’d be an obsessed stalker, willing to hurt anyone who got near him. If anything she’s tsuntsun because there hasn’t been a drop of dere in her ocean of tsun interactions.

          1. that is because xun er’s been sticking to him like a mother-in-law. give it a few days, she’ll find some time to show her ‘dere’ side 🙂

    3. I Too, Can Feintly Feel A Hand On My Leg.
      As I Imagen, Xiao ‘ Cow ‘ Getting ” Molested ” Once Again.
      This Time, In The Form Of Mind-Buggling, 8th Grade Duang.

      I Wonder, Wouldn’t That Go Under An*~.. Story For Another Day.
      ( Man That Safe, Went Not So Safe, Very Fast . . . )

      HaHa … Just Can’t Help That, Sorry

      Thanks For The Translation !
      Take Care Everyone & Of Each … HaHa !

  4. Thanks for the chapter, guys. I spotted a typo: “When he saw the later look over” … latter.

    BTTH readers should check out “Ni Tian Xie Shen” (Against the Gods), which at the beginning seems very similar to BTTH in more than one way. It’s being translated over at
    alyschu.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks for the redirection to something similar, gonna check it out. 😛
      I dunno why, but i just love the beginning to stellar transformations, coiling dragon, Battle Through the Heavens, and anything similar. ^.^

  5. these chapter type of chapters are kinda……. like when you already know the result but theres so much stalling it doesnt get to the reaction. why dose the author do this to the fans?

    1. oh yeah just noticed how this test was actually less detailed then the other one, lol! other one told what stage he was of the qi. this just gives a number……

  6. My favorite part of this series so far, is seeing everyone’s reactions to him blowing their expectations out of the water and seeing all the jerks have to eat their words. Everything else is secondary to that, so far.

      1. Yeah, that will probably be by far the most shocking about him. Then again for BTTH to be so long it’s probably be faaaaaaar in the future before he reveale himself.

  7. Ahh legs, can’t help being upset can she. Just like she can’t help having legs that require lengthy description.

    In other new GGP did you cave in to the Rank translation request or is this just a trial run??

  8. Dear translator, thank you for the translation. Many thanks to the Author!!
    Thanks to all sponsors too!
    Many thanks to Wuxiaworld for hosting!

  9. Be amazed children. So is there like 9 stars in each Dou stage? 9 Dou Qi, 9 Dou Zhe stars, 9 Dou Master Stars and 9 Dou Grandmaster stars? I mean makes sense but clarification will be good.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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