Two dragons were silently sitting on an empty plane, one of them holding a transmission stone in his hands. Nothing but the wind in the trees surrounding the clearing could be heard. This peculiar sight was what Xin Lan found when he arrived in the Leyuan region again.
He landed a few meters away from the two dragons and slightly frowned. „What? You haven’t even started searching for the person with that blood yet? Your beloved can’t be that important to you then.“
Qiu Ling and Qiang Wei looked up. Wasn’t this the person that had left before?
Simultaneously, Fu Min’s excited voice came through the transmission stone. „Is that Senior Xin? Senior Xin, it’s Fu Min! Do you remember me? I —“ Weiterlesen →
Outside of the secret realm Qiu Ling was sulking. How could that guy only tell him something like this and then go? Wasn’t that cheating?! He was supposed to help him free his beloved!
Qiang Wei looked at his king and tried to find something reassuring to say. „Uhm … I guess an ascended deity would count as a human? There’s certainly one that had a child with one of the gods.“
Qiu Ling turned around with a deadpan expression. „You don’t say. I went to the Nine Heavens to find an ascended deity and didn’t succeed. Now please tell me how I am supposed to find the child an ascended deity had with a god. And even if I found it, it still wouldn’t have demonic blood.“
„That’s true.“ Qiang Wei furrowed his brows. „Then … How about the demon king? Doesn’t he also have some wives from the gods? He should have a child with at least one of them.“ Weiterlesen →
Su Yan grinned happily and rubbed his hands. This had always been the part he liked most about xianxia novels: When the main character was minding his own business but some idiot just had to come knocking at his door to challenge him. Naturally, the opponent would lose by a mile.
He really, really wanted to have the situation escalate and develop into a sword fight where his protagonist showed everyone what he was made of. Especially this was also what the readers had wished for. Unfortunately … his protagonist was a little brat that probably hadn’t even held a sword as of yet while his opponent was the prince of a kingdom that had probably enjoyed at least basic training. If it really came to a sword fight, Jin Bao Fu would certainly mop the floor with Dou Fang Hai.
Su Yan sighed. Ah, this wasn’t how he had imagined his novel to be! What should he do? Could he rewrite everything? But he had already published the first part …
Uh, what should he do now? Su Yan pursed his lips and looked for his boyfriend but he wasn’t there. Right, Nie Chang had gone to talk about the lunch with Old Lao and Gong Gong. So, he couldn’t ask him. Ah … This really was hard.
Well, considering that he couldn’t start writing the story in a different manner he had to find a solution for the current scene. A sword fight was out of the question but there had to be some escalation. Maybe Jin Bao Fu would continue to make a ruckus and finally be told off by Ziju An which would make him hate Dou Fang Hai in turn because the one whom Ziju An defended should have been him.
Su Yan frowned. That would work but it was so … anti-climatic. No, he didn’t want that! There had to be at least some kind of confrontation between his protagonist and his antagonist. Wouldn’t it be boring otherwise?
Mn, maybe they could compete in something else than a sword fight? But Dou Fang Hai didn’t know about cultivation either. The things he knew about …
Su Yan’s lips twitched. He couldn’t do that, could he? Wouldn’t the readers lynch him for that? But it sounded like the most plausible thing to happen in the story. Su Yan looked around to make sure nobody watched him commit this crime and continued to write his second story.
[When he still didn’t get any reaction from the man he wanted to be his master or the sect master that should have intervened by now Jin Bao Fu clenched his fists. He glared at Peak Master Su and then turned to Dou Fang Hai. Never mind the old man this was the person he had called the Grandmaster’s disciple. This boy was the person who had stolen his position!
„You!“ He pointed straight at Dou Fang Hai’s nose, his face scrunched up in anger. „Get down here and duel me! I won’t let you become the Grandmaster’s disciple!“
Dou Fang Hai blinked at pointed at his own nose. It seemed that this boy was pointing at him? But what was he talking about?
„Yes, you! Get down here already!“
Dou Fang Hai blinked and turned to look at the person beside him. He had just come up here with his future wife so that they could watch the test. Why was somebody asking him to come down now? He didn’t want to!
Turning back to the boy Dou Fang Hai shook his head. „Don’t wanna!“ He decisively returned his attention to Ziju An, holding onto his bigger hand with both of his small ones now.
This move naturally enraged Jin Bao Fu even further. His face flushed red in anger and his finger that was still pointing at Dou Fang Hai trembled. „You … How dare you! I said I challenge you to a duel! You’re not a man if you don’t accept! Hmph!“ Jin Bao Fu crossed his arms in front of his chest and smirked. He was feeling really smug right now. After all, he was sure that nobody would be able to bear such a taunt. In a moment, this hateful boy would be down here and duel him and then he would show the Grandmaster that he was a far better disciple for him!
Unfortunately, Dou Fang Hai didn’t play along. Instead, he was wondering why his future wife was looking so displeased. This couldn’t be! He had just gone home with her and had wanted to have some fun but she didn’t like it at all! He had to do something! Well, first of all, he had to find out what the issue was.
He pulled at Ziju An’s sleeve to get his attention. „Are you bored? You’re looking so displeased.“
„Oh. He’s being disrespectful to you.“
„And you can’t stand it?“ Dou Fang Hai’s face brightened. So his wife was angry on his behalf! Ah, he had really found the right pretty sister to marry! „Then I’ll go and accept his challenge!“ Dou Fang Hai stood up. Instead of hurrying down there immediately, he grabbed Ziju An’s shoulder, leaned over and pressed a wet kiss onto his cheek. Then, under the shocked gazes of the petrified Elders he walked down to Jin Bao Fu to make his future wife happy again.
Sect Master Xue Chang Fu couldn’t help but lean over to Ziju An. „Eh, Senior Martial Brother, say what did just happen?“
„Your disciple … seems awfully close to you? How did that happen?“
Ziju An watched his disciple descend the steps. „Oh, isn’t that because those disciples of your sect mistreated him? Because of that he didn’t want to join the Jin Shan Sect in any case. Actually, he even refused to let me talk about it so in the end I could only promise to marry him to lure him here.“
Xue Chang Fu stared at his senior martial brother before turning to the other side. He clutched the shoulder of the other Elder next to him and started to laugh unabashedly. „Ah, Elder Yue, did you hear this? My senior martial brother … Hahah, he actually had to promise to marry someone to take in a disciple! Hahahaha!“
The elder brusquely threw the troublesome sect master off. Want to laugh? Hmph, do it somewhere else!]
Thinking of those fractured memories from the Yun Zou Sect that he hadn’t seen anymore since leaving from there Leng Jin Yu felt another sort of determination rise up within himself.
Yes, he was here to help the crown prince through his trial and make sure that the dragon king wouldn’t interfere too much. He had done what he could in that regard. But who said that he couldn’t do something for himself, too? This wouldn’t hinder him in accomplishing his task.
He kept the Fractured Crystal Leaf, stepped in front of the statue of the man who reminded him of the God of War and put his palms on the shoulders. He had looked at all this from the perspective of a human cultivator. But if these two had been a god and a demon instead, then he naturally couldn’t find the same clues from their statues. So, he had to look for the things he had encountered in the Nine Heavens and the demon realm instead. Weiterlesen →
The one who had inadvertently caused all that trouble or, well, his reincarnation at least was wandering through the innermost courtyard of the secret realm. He had stayed next to Jing Yi for the first few days after the boy entered his inner self but there was nothing he could do anyway so he went to explore the secret realm instead.
The more he saw the more impressed he was. Yes, this realm had obviously been created by someone of a lower stage than him but that wasn’t surprising. The surprising thing was that the realm still included a lot of things that weren’t typical. The two statues he had found in the innermost courtyard had only been the first in a row of things that he had never seen in the human realm before. Weiterlesen →
Su Yan nodded to himself. This wasn’t too bad. Now, he could skip straight to the trouble that was brewing on the sect master’s peak. Mn, this would probably be fun.
[Ziju An and his disciple arrived at a scene the Grandmaster wouldn’t have expected. The rules for the sect admission test seemed to have been announced already but the test wasn’t about to commence. There was somebody making trouble.
„No! I won’t start the test if he isn’t here yet!“
The one making a ruckus was a small child around Dou Fang Hai’s age. He was quite tall for a boy his age, neatly dressed and even equipped with a short sword meant for children. One look was enough to ascertain that he was someone from a well-off family.
Ziju An’s eyebrows raised slightly. He could imagine who this boy was. Most likely this was exactly the one the Elders had wanted him to take as a disciple. Well, he definitely wouldn’t do so. His own disciple was so lovable. He definitely wouldn’t exchange him for such a rude brat. Weiterlesen →
Xin Lan closed his eyes and took a deep breath before opening them again. „Very well. If that is what you think, then maybe I should return to that roadside.“ He gave a short, derisive laugh. „Ah, I did everything His Majesty asked me to. I tolerated you all those years even though you were being so disrespectful to His Majesty. I looked the other way even when I found out just how deep that disrespect went.
And when His Majesty asked me to go to the demon realm after his death to keep an eye on you so you wouldn’t suffer too much I still did it! But if His Highness thinks that the master’s dog shouldn’t be kept, then it will gladly return to the roadside. It would still be better than having to stay at yours.“
Jin Ling snorted. „Then go if you want to go! Don’t stay here and waste my time with your words!“ Weiterlesen →
Thanks to the time flowing differently in the mortal and immortal realms Jin Ling had already spent a few days in the capital to have a look at how Xiao Li was doing. Well, there wasn’t much to say about that.
He had found out next to nothing but it was still quite amusing to see his eyes nearly blazing with hatred whenever that human woman he had had to marry appeared. It had been especially grave when his newly wedded wife met Jin Ling and couldn’t help but regret a bit that she had already married. After all, even with his copper-colored hair changed to a more human appearance Jin Ling could be called inhumanly handsome.
Xiao Li didn’t take that nicely. He might not like her but which man could stand it if his wife was eying another? And that even in front of him? The man in question might be his king but he still didn’t want his own wife to show that obvious that she didn’t think of him as highly as of a man that was a total stranger to her. Wasn’t that questioning his worth? Weiterlesen →
„Thank you.“ Jinde reached out and his fingers lightly touched Xin Lan’s skin. „I know you never liked Chun Yin and his child. It must be hard doing me this favor. But you know it wasn’t entirely his fault. We were both played by Jian Heng.“
„It was a set-up, yes, but he jumped into the trap himself. Who asked him to betray you? It was his own decision to sleep with that woman.“
Jinde retracted his hand and turned around, slowly sinking back onto the seat in front of the table. Ah, yes, thinking back to all the things that had gone wrong that had always been what hurt the most. The fact that he had willingly slept with her, willingly stayed with her, and in the end … he even willingly chose her over him.
Xin Lan knelt down beside him again. He was tempted to take his hand and plead with him to forget about that man but he knew better than to actually do that. „I shouldn’t have brought it up. I’m just afraid that you might expect too much. He didn’t stay true to you back then. Who can say if it will be different this time around?“ Weiterlesen →
The sky was overhung with dark clouds and rain drizzled unceasingly onto the roofs of Xiao Xi town, gathering in puddles on the street. In the distance, thunder rumbled and every now and then lightning illuminated the outline of the trees.
The hunched down figure of an old man hurried along between them and hastened toward the gates of the town that had already been shut for the night. The man stopped in front of them, grabbed the hem of his cloak’s hood and looked up while blinking against the rain. Who knows what he did but a moment later the tightly shut doors swung open as if moved by invisible hands.
The man hunched back down and hurried into the town, the gates silently shutting behind him again. He walked down the main street, his gaze flitting over the houses at the side while his brows drew closer and closer together. It seemed as if he was searching for something but couldn’t find it. Weiterlesen →