Chapter 33 – Watching and Fanning the Flames
Before, he had always put his all into cultivating for his survival. He had no choice but to fight for his life. But now, he knew there was something different. He was not working hard for himself anymore; he had a goal. He… wanted to fight alongside his master, not be forever protected by her. He needed to become strong. Not just stronger than Master but also stronger than any enemy, so strong no one could hurt her!
He wanted to protect her.
With this thought, Ye Chenyuan closed his eyes again.
Suddenly, the spiritual energy around them erupted, and the beautiful clouds of dawn were torn apart.
Thunder and lightning exploded in the sky, turning into fierce energy and ruthlessly striking down on Ye Chenyuan!
Enlightenment? Ye Chenyuan had gained enlightenment as well? And at this moment!
If Venerable Li had a body, his jaw would have dropped to the floor! He already didn’t know how he should face this evildoer pair of master and disciple. Since when was enlightenment as common as cabbage? The two phenomena were clashing so fiercely in the sky. It’s not going to become a problem, is it?
The sky was pretty scary right now. It looked like it had been split in two. One side was covered in ethereal mist, a thousand rays of sunrise scattered across the heavens. Gentle, rainbow-colored starlight adorned the surroundings and the glowing girl in the water. It was if they were in a fairyland.
The other side was quite frightening. Fierce wind engulfed the surface of the water, forming a whirlpool around Ye Chenyuan. Purple lightning exploded in the sky. Occasional threads of electricity wound around Ye Chenyuan’s body and clothes. The blood energy in the air was overwhelming! The thunder and wind soon turned into a storm, and Ye Chenyuan, sitting in the midst of all this, didn’t seem the least bit affected.
Was this… the terrifying power of the Divine Emperor Meridians?
The blood energy trickling out made Venerable Li’s expression turn grave. Although it had been sealed in time, the meridians had still been activated when Ye Chenyuan had body tempered. Luckily, Yuan Chu was here this time. Any bigger of a disturbance and they could still say it was because of her. It would have been dangerous if it were just Ye Chenyuan. Divine Emperor Meridians weren’t very rare; many wanted to obtain them.
Sure enough, it was just as he expected. Even though their sacred land was being flooded with thunder, lightning, and rainbow clouds, not one person of the Zhou family dared to disturb them. One had to keep in mind that the Myriad Sword Sect sat behind Yuan Chu! If they disturbed her enlightenment, they would offend an entire sect of wild cultivating demons. That wasn’t something you did for fun.
Though, for anyone seeing the phenomena, envy and admiration overflowing from their hearts.
Other people’s enlightenments also had phenomena, but they were very small. A grander phenomenon meant more talent. To create such a big one, that person’s future must be limitless!
Myriad Sword Sect was truly filled with talents. The Nascent Soul in the sacred land was only seven years old, and she had such good support and comprehension.
The phenomenon continued for half the night before slowly fading away, the two wildly different phenomena practically disappearing at the same time. Yuan Chu awoke and checked her cultivation. Mm… mid-stage Nascent Soul, not bad!
Ye Chenyuan was a bit unsatisfied when he woke up. He sensed that he had gotten a lot stronger, but how come his cultivation hadn’t advanced? When Venerable Li saw this, he let out a breath. “Don’t worry! Since you activated some of the Divine Emperor Meridians, your meridians will be wider and you’ll need more spiritual energy.
“Plus, the body of someone with Divine Emperor Meridians will have three hundred sixty orifices. It’s like having three hundred sixty more dantians than normal people. You just opened one. All of the energy you absorbed went there, so your cultivation didn’t rise. But once you truly advance to Foundation Building, you will have no rivals within your rank thanks to that orifice.”
It was a very stirring event. After all, it was very difficult to open an orifice. Venerable Li had never heard of someone opening one at such a young age. His aptitude wasn’t worse than Yuan Chu’s.
But Venerable Li didn’t say this to keep Ye Chenyuan from getting arrogant. Yuan Chu also knew how awesome Ye Chenyuan would be in the future, so she wasn’t going to make a fuss. Thus, even though it was a leap in aptitude, in Ye Chenyuan’s heart, it was only a small step.
He was even admonishing himself in his head. He needed to work hard! He had achieved enlightenment, yet it had been so much worse than Master’s. His talent was definitely very bad, so he could only rely on effort to make up for it!
If Venerable Li knew his true thought, it’s uncertain whether he would have comforted him or spit blood! Not only was he a heaven-defying talent, but he was also modest and diligent? How were the other geniuses going to survive?
When they were done cultivating, the entire Zhou family and all the guests who hadn’t left yet came to greet Yuan Chu.
Before, people knew she was a Nascent Soul at seven years old and they knew how, so they envied and disdained her. But now, it was different. She had achieved enlightenment and advanced her cultivation, showing that her foundation was very stable. Talents were hard to find. A genius like this, it would be best to make friends with her.
Especially with how grand and strange the phenomenon from that night. With its fierce lightning and imposing aura, it demonstrated how her path of cultivation was destined to stretch farther than others.
Naturally, Yuan Chu knew she had to help Ye Chenyuan lie low. To anyone who asked about the phenomenon, she said the entire unrest was because of her and graciously accepted everyone’s gifts.
Two days of eating and drinking to her heart’s content later, Yuan Chu gathered up all the gifts and prepared to leave. At that moment, like a gust of wind, a blood-drenched woman burst into her room!
“Who are you?”
Ye Chenyuan immediately stepped in front of Yuan Chu to protect her. He warily stared at the woman.
Her expression was terrified, and under her messy hair, her eyes were desperate and bewildered. She wanted to say something. She opened her mouth yet couldn’t say a word. Quickly, people of the Zhou family rushed into the room and dragged her away.
Yuan Chu wanted to ask them who the woman was, but Zhou Ji blocked her way. His attitude respectful and full of regret, he said, “Honorable sir, I’m truly sorry for disturbing you! That woman suffers from hysteria. She often scratches herself and others. We don’t know how she got out this time. They’re locking her up now. Also, the ancestor has already prepared good food and wine for you in the rear courtyard. He’s just waiting to hold a farewell dinner for honorable sir. Will you go?”
Yuan Chu stopped staring into the distance and laughed. “You’re all too polite, even having a farewell dinner. How about this? I’ll get ready and go with you to the rear courtyard afterward!”
Zhou Ji let out a secret sigh of relief. “In that case, I’ll be waiting at the door.”
Yuan Chu waved her hand and watched Zhou Ji leave. Then, she turned around and pulled Ye Chenyuan into the Sky Pearl.
“What’s wrong? Master.”
“That woman, her eyes were clear. It didn’t seem like she had hysteria.”