Chapter 909: Real and Fake
The plain-robed Fu Jun watched in a daze as the red-robed beautiful girl left the restaurant. He was still filled with disbelief: ‘Why would this be, why…’
‘I’ve failed big time!’ The red-robed beautiful girl headed out. She felt sullen in her heart. She had been extremely careful in her attempt to seduce Young Master Xing Huo. In the beginning, she merely hinted to him without leaving behind any information that could be used against her. As a result, she took 1,000 years before she was quite certain that the Young Master Xing Huo had been hooked. Only then did she kick Fu Jun away.
She even deliberately mentioned for him not to hurt Fu Jun too much, and how she was deliberately delaying time until now.
‘Who would have thought that the Young Master Xing Huo is also acting, and he has acted better than I did.’ The red-robed beautiful girl thought. She was an old hand at this, yet she did not see through that Young Master Xing Huo at all. There were even rumors saying that Young Master Xing Huo was someone who had never fallen in love, and only knew how to cultivate. Who would have thought that he was more formidable than she is in terms of disguising emotions?
‘Hmph, it is fine if I failed. Let me see if I could enter the holy ground this time during the Star Convention. If I were to fail, then it is time for me to change my identity.’ The red-robed beautiful girl Ni Yan planned. She was quite decisive. To her, seducing others was merely a method for her to obtain sufficient resources for cultivation.
Within the restaurant.
Fu Jun had suffered from a huge shock this time. Previously, he thought that it was only his companion who changed her heart. Who would have thought that it was all fake? She had been deceiving him throughout these years!
“Brother Fu Jun, she is deliberately deceiving you. Why the need to dwell on it?” The golden-robed young man chuckled and poured some wine, “Come come come, let us have some wine.”
“Now that I know that she has been lying about her feelings for me in the past, but the issue is could I forget about it so easily?” Fu Jun bitterly laughed, “Brother Xun Yi, I know that you have good intentions and have indeed helped me to prevent an even bigger issue from happening. But… somehow in my heart, I would prefer for you not to break my illusion.”
The golden-robed young man was stunned momentarily.
“If only it were true, how good it will be.” Fu Jun turned around and left.
The golden-robed young man sat there by himself. He poured a cup for himself while gazing out. He muttered softly to himself: “If only it were true…”
He drank by himself. One cup, and another cup. He continued drinking until he finished the wine before leaving.
Within the corner, Xue Ying was observing things happening. Being one of the five teachers of the convention, he had long obtained the name register and information on those participating in this Star Convention. He naturally recognized those three.
Fu Jun: Cultivated for 320 billion years. A loose cultivator. While adventuring outside, he met ‘Ni Yan’ not long after stepping into the Unity realm, became a couple with her.
Ni Yan: Cultivated for 1.1 trillion years, and also a loose cultivator. It seemed that she was a cunning cultivator, and would frequently seduce other experts to become her companion. From there, she would deceive the other party for resources. Amongst cultivators, there were all sorts of devils, and this kind of schemes was naturally normal.
Xing Huo Xun Yi: Cultivated for 530 billion years. He had a huge background! The previous two were loose cultivators, yet Xing Huo Xun Yi had a famous reputation outside as the seed of ‘Monarch Xing Huo’. Because of the bloodline from his father, Xun Yi was able to cultivate really quickly during the early stages. He entered the Unity realm at a faster speed than Xue Ying did–just within 1.8 billion years. But after that, his strength increment became extremely slow. His father was after all a Primal Chaos giant, and Xun Yi could depend on the bloodline cultivation system to reach the Unity realm at most.
As the other party had high status, there was quite a lot of information on Xing Huo Xun Yi regarding his growth from young to now.
According to the intelligence reports, he never had any companions before! One had to know that he had been cultivating diligently in the Xing Huo God Palace, yet it’s a pity that he remained quite ordinary.
‘Interesting. Truly interesting.’ Xue Ying looked at the back of the departing golden-robed young man, ‘Someone who has never had a companion and only knows about cultivating would actually cause that person called Ni Yan to eat a loss. It seems that there are many things about him which had not been revealed.’
Xue Ying began feeling interested in that young master.
Naturally, nobody present was able to recognize Xue Ying’s identity. Being a teacher of the convention, some of those with a great background would have been told about the selected teachers. The moment he was recognized, Xue Ying would be in trouble. As a result, he had to change his appearances and aura when moving within the Blade Emperor City.
Blade Emperor City, in one of the many cavern-dwellings meant for receiving guests.
Xun Yi returned back to the cavern-dwelling.
There was a black curly-haired male seated within by himself. He was extremely muscular, and despite seated, he was still taller than Xun Yi by a head! He was emitting a faint aura, though the operating laws of the sacred world were being affected. In this place, it seemed that the operating laws had to give way to a more powerful aura. Monarch Xing Huo was known for being tyrannical and cruel. But in front of his son, this tyranny and cruelness had become milder.
“Xun Yi.” Monarch Xing Huo said, “You are the son of I, Xing Huo. This time, I wish for you not to disgrace me when you participate in the Star Convention! That big brother of yours has already gotten through the fifth level Star Pagoda. I do not have a high demand for you–just get through the third level will be fine.”
“I can’t do it.” Xing Huo Xun Yi calmly replied.
“You can’t even do this? I’ve already given you whatever cultivation resources you need, yet you can’t do it?” Monarch Xing Huo was slightly incensed, “Unless you still can’t forget that illusory wife of yours until today?”
“How? How can I forget her?”
Xing Huo Xun Yi glared at his father, “I can’t forget it. If you feel that I would disgrace you, I would rather give up now then to participate in the Star Convention.”
Monarch Xing Huo was stunned.
He was indeed helpless. He had forced his son over to participate in the Star Convention, hoping that his son would still fight for himself in this gathering of many experts.
“Go.” Monarch Xing Huo had nothing to say.
Xing Huo Xun Yi turned around and left.
Monarch Xing Huo sat there quietly. He felt regretful, extremely regretful.
He had two sons. The youngest one originally had an extremely high talent. Even though he cultivated the bloodline cultivation system, he had similarly cultivated the ancient cultivation system! The youngest son specialized most in the illusory realm under the ancient cultivation system. When he trained in both great systems, he cultivated just slightly slower in the ancient cultivation system than the bloodline cultivation system; he spent 300 million years to step into the Void God level with his ancient cultivation system, causing Monarch Xing Huo to be rapt with joy at that time!
The bloodline cultivation system depended on his father, but the ancient cultivation system had a huge demand on one’s comprehension ability. Even though most children would not lack in their comprehension ability when their father is formidable, the children would still have to depend on themselves for their cultivation.
But his son had become a Void God in just 300 million years. He immediately went on to search for a precious treasure which was meant for cultivating illusory realm. It was worth more than 10,000 Origin World Rocks, and was known as the ‘Boundary Stone’. The Boundary Stone would naturally give rise to an illusory realm, and was truly exquisite. The illusory realm formed every time would be different.
Researching and experiencing it within would allow the cultivator to experience the different profound mysteries regarding the illusory realm.
After his son obtained it, he would frequently send his consciousness within the ‘Boundary Stone’, experiencing different kinds of illusory worlds! Those illusory worlds were extremely mystical. The inner law system was comparable to that of a miniature cosmos, and it would be different every single time.
That was why his son Xing Huo Xun Yi was able to promote his ancient cultivation system to the Unity realm in just 2.6 billion years. But after that, something happened…
The Boundary Stone.
The illusory world was seriously too real! The worlds which were formed within contained many beings that felt like real people. They had spirit, emotions, gratitude, and grudges. Precisely because it was real enough that such illusory realms contained operating laws comparable to those in a miniature cosmos.
But his son, ‘Xing Huo Xun Yi’ had fallen in love with a girl within the illusory world.
As he knew she was fake, Xing Huo Xun Yi only harbored an attitude of playing with her since he experienced too many illusory worlds before and had experienced the entire spectrum of emotions. This was also the reason why he was so good at ‘disguising’ himself. But despite knowing that she was fake, over time, Xing Huo Xun Yi still began immersing himself in this world.
Because everything was too real, it had truly touched the inner heart of Xing Huo Xun Yi.
In the end, he had fallen into it.
He did not wish for it to end! He had spent his life living with that girl in the illusory world. They had even become companions. Xing Huo Xun Yi had even thought of ways to let his wife live longer.
Within the ‘illusory world’, his wife indeed became someone powerful and was able to live for a long time. But ultimately, this was still an illusory realm. This illusory realm eventually crumbled apart. The ‘Boundary Stone’ took the initiative to form a new illusory world again.
“No–” At the point when the illusory world crumbled, his wife disappeared in front of him.
Even though he told his wife everything, his wife understood that she was part of the illusory realm and had accepted it wholeheartedly.
But Xing Huo Xun Yi could not accept it.
The world in front crumbled. The myriad existences were destroyed. All living beings were annihilated, and his wife was included amongst these people.
Xing Huo Xun Yi had turned entirely crazy.