Meanwhile, back in the dragon realm, Bai Mu sat down at the desk, a scroll of paper in front of him and a brush with its tip coated in ink in his hand.
Nie Huang sat beside him, looking at him with worry. “Will this work?”
Bai Mu took a deep deep breath. “To be honest, I don’t know. But there’s no way I can give up without even trying. They’ve already done so much for us. They prepared the recipe, they gathered the ingredients, now my father even found somebody who can refine the pill for you. I guess it won’t take too take long anymore until we’ll be hearing good news. I don’t want to sit here and just accept something from them while I haven’t done anything to keep my word. That’s just now not how it should be.”
Nie Huang nodded and fell silent. There was nothing she could do to help Bai Mu in figuring this out. No, this was something that her fiance had to do all on his own. She could merely sit next to him and maybe make him a cup of tea if he needed a break. Everything else would rely on him. She couldn’t help but sigh at that thought. Continue reading
Xin Lan stared at the gate and furrowed his brows. Was this guy mocking him? Why wasn’t he coming out? He thought about calling out to him once again but thinking of that stupid face he couldn’t bring himself to do so.
Obviously, Tian was just playing with him. He didn’t intend to come out. He could but he didn’t want to. He was basically trying to say that he was the owner of this place and could do whatever he fucking wanted. And most likely, he was also trying to make the point that he didn’t welcome him as a guest.
Xin Lan sighed. He didn’t have time to play with Tian. Even though he had only promised Xiang Yu to accompany him on the trial because of his Master, he would take this promise seriously now that he had made it. He was a man of his word. So he had to find out just where that fallen god had gone for his trial and he also had to make sure that he found out before Jin Ling noticed anything. He definitely didn’t want any demon to mess with that child. Continue reading
Xin Lan continued forward, flying further and further to the north, up the mountain, resisting the cold and icy wind, not caring about the fact that every bit of life was slowly left behind.
Jin Ling tried to keep up with him for a while but finally couldn’t take it any longer when he had reached halfway up the mountain. He cursed and hovered there for a moment longer but in the end, he couldn’t go further. Ah, maybe this wouldn’t have been impossible if he hadn’t searched around in the Yun Zou Sect. Maybe, he could’ve gone just a little bit further. Maybe Jinde was up there somewhere, waiting to see him. Maybe right now, he was giving up his last chance to find him. Continue reading
Jin Ling watched him, hesitating on what to do himself. Should he follow him? Maybe Xin Lan would go where Jinde was at the moment. But what if this was just a ploy? What if Jinde really was still in the Yun Zou Sect and was just waiting for the moment he followed Xin Lan to move to another place? So if he followed him, he might lose out on his only chance to find Jinde.
He looked around, trying to find out where Qiu Ling was. If Jinde was here and wanted to leave, then he would likely use that bastard’s help, wouldn’t he? So where was Qiu Ling?
He didn’t need to look around for long. Qiu Ling was sitting under a tree outside, his beloved next to him. Just now, he pulled him into his arms and happily hugged him. Continue reading
Leng Jin Yu left the dragon realm and only stopped when he had reached the human realm. This place was still quite a bit off from the Yun Zou Sect but he didn’t continue. He furrowed his brows and his gaze slipped to the side.
He might not be a trueborn god but he had lived for a long time in the human realm, experiencing the life in the cultivation world. Not trusting people blindly had been a habit he had formed over a long time. There were just too many instances where somebody you thought of as a friend would stab you in the back. Even if they didn’t, some secrets just couldn’t be divulged. And right now, even though he couldn’t see the person, he knew that somebody was following him. This certainly wasn’t the moment to hurry back to the Yun Zou Sect. Then now what? Continue reading
In the dragon realm, Leng Jin Yu sighed deeply. “I never would have thought I’d say this but it seems there are actually people in the dragon realm that are harder to deal with than their king.”
Xiang Yong’s eyes narrowed. “Oh? It’s certainly the first time I’ve heard something like this. Even we dragons don’t always think that it is easy to get along with His Majesty.”
Leng Jin Yu smiled. “I never said it was easy. You’re just making things much more difficult for me. Is it really so important why your king trusts me?” Continue reading
Hua Min leaned against the door and took a deep breath. Ah, he was already this old but he still wasn’t immune to such charm. He shook his head and then went to see which room he could give this guest. Never mind that this man seemed amicable, that was still the person that had managed to marry Grandmaster Leng. Even if he himself wasn’t at the height of his power because of some previous injury, this was still a force to be reckoned with. He definitely couldn’t be slighted while he stayed at their Liu He Alliance.
In the end, Hua Min remembered that there was a room intended for the Elders of other sects if they were invited over to work on a joint project. The room was much more spacious than that of a disciple and included everything that a person with a high cultivation stage might want: There were shelves with a wide variety of manuals, a room that could be used for the refinement of pills and a courtyard that was strengthened with several arrays so that even somebody of the fourth or fifth stage could train their cultivation or sword arts without having to worry about destroying anything. This kind of room should satisfy this guest, shouldn’t it? Continue reading
At the same time, Alliance Head Hua of the Liu He Alliance gulped and shifted his gaze away from Jinde’s face to the carved seal on his desk. He picked the thing up and twirled it in his hands, trying to gather his thoughts.
Jinde merely gave a charming smile and threw the hat to the side. Finally being able to take this veil off felt good. He really wasn’t a person that liked hiding his appearance. Ah, he had probably been told a few times too often that he was a beauty when he was young. What could he do? He just liked to show off. He crossed his legs and leaned back. “I guess Alliance Head Hua has to be quite surprised.”
Hua Min raised his brows. “That’s … I guess it would sound insincere if I denied it, wouldn’t it?” He put the seal down with a thud and finally looked up again. It really was too shameful not to even be able to look at this person. This was a married man. The person he was married to was even an old friend of his Master. This was basically a member of an older generation! Mn, this definitely wasn’t a beautiful young man. He might look like it but he wasn’t. Continue reading
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