Chapter 513: His Wife’s Identity
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Jing Qiu’s heart stilled as she looked at the black-clothed youth next to her. This was a secret she had been always hiding, unwilling to discuss it because of all the misgivings she had on the subject. However, this time she was forced to make a move, and even though she had been prudent enough to hide her aura and transform her body, she was still recognized. Jing Qiu had been prepared for this to happen. Xue Ying was, after all, her husband, and while an outsider might not have been able to tell, it was much more likely that her partner would be able to discern the truth.
“Indeed.” Jing Qiu softly nodded, unable to hide her anxiety.
She was afraid. She simply valued her husband so much, so she was afraid and concerned about the outcome of this discussion.
“You’re a reincarnated lifeform?” Xue Ying asked.
“Yes.” Jing Qiu sucked in a breath of air, and, staring straight at her husband, she asked, “Are you going to avoid me now?”
However, not daring to even wait for Xue Ying to reply, Jing Qiu continued talking out of nervousness, “It was only after I became a Deity that I finally awakened the memories of my previous life. I was once known as the Mysterious Star Sword Lady, Monarch Mo Xue’s daughter. It was for this reason that I was able to discern that Seventh Mei Yu was a woman from a single glance as soon as we first met her. She is, after all, my younger sister.
“Furthermore, my father, Monarch Mo Xue, took it upon himself to impart you with some pointers, something he would not do even for his inner disciple. He had done so precisely because he knew that you were his son-in-law.” Having finished speaking, Jing Qiu cautiously looked over at Xue Ying’s expression.
“The two of you had already recognized each other all the way back then?” Xue Ying asked.
“We recognized each other, but kept it secret. Nobody other than father is aware of this,” Jing Qiu said.
Xue Ying was bewildered.
It was no wonder that he found the situation back then strange. He might have shown a dazzling display during the Myriad Flower Feast selections, but it was still strange that Monarch Mo Xue, an expert truly equal to powerful existences, had instructed him for two straight days. And for him to give out advice orally, even demonstrating his points from time to time! Back then, Xue Ying had been overwhelmed, and thought it to be just a show of kindness, but now he finally understood that it had been because of his relationship with Jing Qiu.
“You were even teasing me and Seventh Mei Yu back then.” Xue Ying looked at Jing Qiu.
A feeling of unease surged through Jing Qiu’s heart at the sound of that, and she immediately replied, “That was nothing more than a joke. Upon meeting my younger sister again, I was incredibly happy, but I knew that I couldn’t reveal myself. Xue Ying, you won’t avoid me now, will you?”
“The grand Mysterious Star Sword Lady… I don’t even know how many World Deities there are out there who adore you. I don’t even have the time to be happy, so how could I avoid you?” Xue Ying grinned.
Jing Qiu finally let out a breath of air in relief and grasped Xue Ying’s hand. She then said in a somewhat resentful tone, “You knew how nervous I was, and yet you still had it in you to tease me.”
She truly had been nervous.
The Mysterious Star Sword Lady was Monarch Mo Xue’s eldest daughter, and she was bound to be dazzling and extraordinary from her very birth. Because of her relationship with her father, she was extremely cold and arrogant.
Strictly speaking, all seven of Monarch Mo Xue’s daughters had a relatively cold temperament!
Even Monarch Mo Xue himself was a proud and aloof figure.
Her compat power was great, and her father was formidable; there truly were not many who could catch her eye. In the same way that many female transcendents would never marry, Jing Qiu’s previous incarnation was a figure much more valiant than any ordinary female transcendent, and her goal was singular—to transcend and become a powerful existence!
Therefore, despite the long life her previous incarnation had lived, she had never even once considered the concept of love. For formidable World Deities of her level, such matters had no more power to entice.
But now, she was reincarnated, meeting Xue Ying and even having a pair of children with him.
She then became a Deity, awakening the memories of her previous incarnation, and leaving her somewhat afraid that they would spawn misunderstandings between her and Xue Ying once he found out about it! After all, suddenly finding out that your wife was an old codger who had already accumulated memories for over one billion years years was not easy to accept by anyone. More importantly, Jing Qiu had never before been involved in any matters of the heart, which made her value her husband and children even more.
And it was this fear that caused her to want to hide it as much as possible. Of course, this was only part of the reason. On the other hand was the matter of her great enemy.
“Jing Qiu, I’ve heard rumor that the Mysterious Star Sword Lady offended Forefather Golden Firmament, one of the Five Fierce of the Deity World, who then killed her,” Xue Ying inquired.
“It’s true that I offended Forefather Golden Firmament, a figure that even father could not protect me from. As such, in order to survive, I chose to immediately go on to reincarnate. It was all to flee from this calamity.” Jing Qiu softly nodded. “This was why back at the Capital City, although father and I had secretly recognized each other, we didn’t dare let this matter go public. I’ve even kept this avatar at the Deity stage for this whole time from fear that Forefather Golden Firmament would realize that my reincarnation succeeded, causing him to come kill me.”
Xue Ying couldn’t help but ask, “Just how was it that you offended Forefather Golden Firmament?”
Forefather Golden Firmament was an outstanding and famous figure even amongst powerful existences. In fact, he was more formidable than his dead master, the Holy Master Crimson Dus, approaching the Three Elders in fame.
Of the Five Fierce, Pang Yi was ranked first in strength, while Forefather Golden Firmament took second place. He was much stronger than Forefather Vicious Tyrant and the rest. Pang Yi was now single-mindedly perfecting his cultivation, and was very subdued, so whenever the Five Fierce would go out to weave and wreak havoc nowadays, they would be lead by Forefather Golden Firmament. He was even able to exchange moves with figures on the level of the Three Elders, and could easily escape them if he wished.
“This…” Jing Qiu began with a somewhat embarrassed expression. “Let’s begin here… you’re likely already aware of the reputation of my previous incarnation.”
“Indeed.” Xue Ying nodded.
“I’d been cultivating with one mind in hopes of becoming a stage four World Deity, and hopefully even becoming a powerful existence afterwards. I disdained the very thought of absorbing faith stones,” Jing Qiu said. “As such, I had long since been preparing to enter some ancient ruins in search of fortuitous encounters. In one such place, I found myself in an extremely lucky spot, having obtained a relic while experiencing nearly no danger. The relic I’m speaking of was a fragment of the “Heart Sword Diagram”. What I did not know was that Forefather Golden Firmament had previously led three others of the Five Fierce in those ruins and expended a large amount of effort to unravel their many dangers. By the time I arrived, they were just a step away from arriving at the core. However, I ended up being the one to get the prize. I’d even been puzzled all the while as to why I hadn’t encountered any dangers.”
Xue Ying blinked.
One party was made up of four powerful existences who had entered the ruins and unraveled its many dangers, while the other party was nothing more than a stage three World Deity, who had likely gone through a side entrance and arrived at the core without meeting any dangers.
“This can’t be considered your fault,” Xue Ying said. “What happened was pure coincidence, and what you got ended up being nothing more than a ruined fragment of the “Heart Sword Diagram”. That’s it. Just a ruined fragment.”
Jing Qiu replied in a low tone, “My father even went out in person, seeking help from powerful existences in hopes of resolving the conflict. It was only later that we found out that Forefather Golden Firmament had already spent endless years to obtain four other ruined fragments of the “Heart Sword Diagram”, while the one I got was the fifth and final piece! Once all of the parts were combined they would have formed a complete, ancient absolute art.”
“Ah.” Xue Ying was stunned.
“To work for hundreds of billions of years, only to barely miss the rewards on the final step… Furthermore, they had been the ones who braved the dangers of the ruins, only for me to ultimately obtained the fragment due to luck,” Jing Qiu helplessly said. “Forefather Golden Firmament nearly went insane. He was planning to capture me and conduct a soul search!”
“Soul Search?” Xue Ying’s complexion changed. “An absolute art… even if it’s for the sake of an absolute art, it would still be very difficult to succeed through a soul search, wouldn’t it?”
The absolute art inheritance would have been very hard to obtain through soul search.
“Yes. In truth, I also wanted to record it down and just let him have it, but my comprehension was too low, while the piece I got was only a ruined fragment, so I could only understand the tiniest bit. I was simply unable record and impart it,” Jing Qiu helplessly explained. “Forefather Golden Firmament probably wanted to capture me, and then conduct a search on my soul through various methods, hoping to find a way to search as many portions of the ruined fragment as possible. After all, he only lacked the last part, and he thought that he might be able to understand the final part by himself as long as he had at least a portion of it.
“Regardless, there was no way I would let him search my soul.
“Since Forefather Golden Firmament’s anger was overflowing, and my master refused to appear, I could only go straight into reincarnation, gambling for the slightest chance at life,” Jing Qiu said.
Many of the formidable world deities who lived for too long, upon realizing that they would soon be unable to keep their original heart intact, would simply choose to be reincarnated. Going through a brand new section in their lives and letting their mind and soul recover their emptiness and alertness, they could recover their vitality.
However, Jing Qiu had done the same thing, just in order to escape a calamity!
The was one way she could use to break free from her pursuer. After all, upon going on to be reincarnated, even the Bloodshed God Emperor himself would have be unable to keep track of her.
“I didn’t dare reveal myself, so I chose to temporarily stop my cultivation. All this time, I was only experiencing the world and comprehending the dao,” Jing Qiu said. “I wanted to wait a bit longer, since your talent and strength is so dazzling. I thought that, I could simply wait and reveal my identity once you were formidable enough. Otherwise, if my identity is to be made public, I’m afraid that Forefather Golden Firmament will come straight to me.
Xue Ying nodded.
It was true.
The news of him becoming a stage three World Deity had probably already spread everywhere, and would soon reach even the ears of his master, the Bloodshed God Emperor.
Even so, the matter involved Forefather Golden Firmament! The Bloodshed God Emperor was unlikely to personally step in just because of this kind of thing.