Leng Jin Yu rushed over to the dragon realm as fast as he could. He couldn’t help but think of how the time was running differently in the realms. The longer he stayed here, the more time would pass in the mortal realm. If he wasn’t fast, then a few weeks would’ve already gone by then. If Jinde hadn’t managed to escape and had somehow fallen into the hands of the demon king, then who knew what might have happened in that amount of time?
Leng Jin Yu shook his head. He couldn’t think like that! If something like that really happened, then Xin Lan should have notified him. Even though they didn’t like each other, he wouldn’t keep something like this from him. After all, Jinde was important to both of them. If his safety was at risk, they would certainly be able to bury the hatchet and work together. Continue reading
Leng Jin Yu hurried as much as he could with finding the last few ingredients. In the end, the day had almost gone by when he finally managed to get his hands on the last one. He heaved a sigh of relief and rubbed his forehead, sitting down for a moment and putting the ingredients from his spatial ring into a bag that he could hand over.
He looked up at the sky and took a deep breath. He had only slept a few hours before the pulsing of the transmission stone had woken him up. He wasn’t rested at all and he could feel his energy draining but he didn’t dare to take a longer break than these few moments. He still didn’t know what had happened to Jinde. Maybe he had left the sect grounds of the Yun Zou Sect or maybe he had already reached the Liu He Alliance but maybe none of that had happened. Maybe he hadn’t managed to escape at all and had instead fallen into the hands of the demon king. There was no way for him to know.
He sighed and then stood up again, pushing off the ground and rushing to the Nine Heavens. Continue reading
An Bai managed to send the God of War on his way but the next morning a smiling god stood in front of his door again and motioned outside. “Scholar An Bai, how about following me to the Nine Heavens?”
An Bai furrowed his brow but still stepped outside. Ah, what else could he do? Their king had fallen in love with the Son of Heaven. This God of War was the Heavenly Empress’ older brother so, in the end, he was the uncle of their king’s future consort. Could he deny such a person a favor? Certainly not.
Especially not in the current situation where their king was still trying to woo the Son of Heaven. Everything they did and said right now would reflect on their king and might very well lower his chances to realize this relationship if they made a blunder. On the other hand, they might help to make their king and the Son of Heaven become closer if they managed to raise the gods’ impression of them. Continue reading
Qiang Yan still felt a bit bad about making things difficult for Leng Jin Yu but since he himself had offered to do so and since this was only delivering something that he had already gathered anyway, he still nodded in the end. “Let’s do that then. Thank you very much. I’m indebted to you.”
Leng Jin Yu smiled. “There’s no need to thank me. This is something that I should do. Actually, after the time I spent here I can’t deny that I do have some good feelings for your nephew. Even though this is only his mortal reincarnation he does make one feel close. So helping your family is also something I want to do. It’s an honor for me.” And really, if he could make up for at least a few of the things that Chun Yin had done in his past life, then it actually was he who was indebted to Qiang Yan for giving him this chance. Continue reading
Leng Jin Yu stopped at once when his transmission stone started to pulse. He took it out with hasty movements and imbued his spiritual energy. Could it be that Jinde had already managed to reach the Liu He Alliance? Was he safe already?
He looked at the transmission stone with anticipation but the face that finally greeted him was that of the God of War, Qiang Yan. Leng Jin Yu’s expression fell. So it wasn’t Jinde. Either he hadn’t managed to reach the Liu He Alliance at all or it wasn’t convenient for him to reach out to him. Either way, he’d need to continue to worry. Until he saw Jinde for himself and heard him say that everything had turned out well, he wouldn’t be able to rest his worries.
“Leng Jin Yu?” Qiang Yan raised his brows. He hadn’t missed the disappointment in Leng Jin Yu’s eyes. Just what had happened? Looking at him closer, it also seemed as if something was wrong. His skin was pale and there were dark shadows under his eyes. “Did something happen? Continue reading
While the Heavenly Empress wondered about her son’s well-being, Qiang Yan finally contacted his own son. The transmission stone showed Bai Mu’s apparition after only a moment. The two of them stared at each other, both hesitating for a spell.
Qiang Yan cleared his throat and waved. “Uh, I went to the Temple of Medicine and asked about the pill. They said that they can refine it as long as we provide the ingredients and the recipe.”
Bai Mu just continued to stare at him. Continue reading
By the time Mei Chao Bing and Yun Bei Fen stopped, they had left the forest behind and entered a valley. Looking into the distance, it seemed as if it was surrounded by mountains on four sides. In fact, there was a path leading from one side of the valley to the other though. Yun Bei Fen had also seen a large number of ponds and lakes dotting the landscape when Mei Chao Bing brought him over. It truly seemed like an idyllic place but after the surprise in the forest, Yun Bei Fen didn’t dare to assume anything. This might as well be a place that was fraught with danger!
Yun Bei Fen got down from the sword with Mei Chao Bing’s help and stayed glued to his senior martial brother, holding onto his robe and looking up at his face expectantly.
Mei Chao Bing kept his sword and gave him a smile. “We’re here. This is the place I was talking about. The landscape of the valley is varied and spiritual energy is high, thus lots of spiritual beasts have gathered here. Do you have any idea what kind of spiritual beast you’d like to have?” Continue reading
Qiang Yan waved. “There’s no need to worry about that. I do not have the recipe with me but I know somebody who has it. It’s just a matter of bringing it here.”
The God of Medicine raised his brows. It seemed the God of War had come prepared. “Well, then you should first organize the ingredients and the recipe. How much the compensation is will depend on how difficult that recipe is to follow. Anyway, I doubt you’ll have difficulties getting what the Temple of Medicine wants in return.”
Qiang Yan nodded. Indeed, this shouldn’t be a problem. As one of the major gods of the Nine Heavens, there weren’t many things he lacked. And even if it was something that needed to be organized first, it wouldn’t be too difficult. After all, this was only a pill for a mortal. The difficulty of refining it should be much lesser than that of refining a pill for a god. “Then I thank you for your help in advance. I will go and organize everything immediately.” Continue reading
“I can drink …” Xiang Yu unsteadily lifted his cup and pushed it into Xin Lan’s face. “At least as much as you!”
Xin Lan peered over the rim of the cup and his lips curled up. “That one is empty.”
“Ah?” Xiang Yu took the cup back and stared into it. It seemed … he was right. It was empty. He pushed it back at Xin Lan. “Then … let’s fill it again!”
“The jar is also empty.”
“Then let’s open another one! I can still drink!” Continue reading
“My love …” Qiu Ling cooed and slid onto the seat next to Jing He, waving a bottle of wine. “How about sharing a cup with your future husband?”
Jing He gazed at the bottle and slowly raised his gaze to Qiu Ling’s eyes. “I don’t know if that is such a good idea.”
“Just one cup, my love.” Qiu Ling smiled and raised his brows.
Jing He gazed at him, his heart fluttering. How could he reject what the man he loved wanted? If it was this important to Qiu Ling … He nodded. “Alright. One cup shouldn’t be too much. It isn’t a strong wine, is it?” Continue reading