Chapter 86: Reunion
In a forest glade somewhere in the Divine Dream Mountain, a young man and young maiden were staring blankly at each other. Either spoke for a long time. Even though they were being surrounded by quite a few people, they were not bothered but continued to absorb the glimpses of each other…
The young man and young maiden were Xiaofang and Ye Jing.
Gong Nanyan stood quietly by the side. Although she did not know who Li’Er, Chu Yunfeng, Luo Bihua, the Celestial Liege and the Confession Lady were as they stood next to her, she was not bothered at all. Right now, she was looking curiously at the expressions that were on Xiaofang and Ye Jing.
After a long time, both Xiaofang and Ye Jing began to laugh softly and they were even encircling each other jovially. Unknown to the others, they had just achieved a breakthrough in their Soul and Mind Dual Cultivations and had reached the sixth rank.
Ye Jing chuckled softly, “You badass, why didn’t you stay at the Lofty Snow Palace till we meet again at the Unmoving Mountains? It is just two months away. Can’t you wait a little longer?”
Xiaofang smiled bitterly, “Jing’Er, I have heard that you did a lot of things…”
Ye Jing sighed softly as she looked up to the heavens, “A lot of bad things you mean? Like destroying tens of celestial clans and taking their celestial treasures?”
Xiaofang nodded as he said with a little hesitation, “Along the way, I had heard that even the Divine Sovereign Clan and the Heavenly Fragrance Villa were not spared.”
Ye Jing sighed softly, “Then you should already have known that I am the Goddess Envoy now and I am probably the number one most hated villainess in the entire Nine Celestial Fraternity…”
Xiaofang cut in to say, “I know that you must have your good reasons for doing so. I trust you. This time no matter what happens, I am not going to leave you. So you don’t think about tricking me to leave.”
Ye Jing looked at Xiaofang quietly. She was planning to use the excuse that because he was with Xuan Danfeng therefore she was going to leave him. Although it was not Xuan Danfeng but Gong Nanyan, she could still use the excuse. But somehow she could not muster the strength to say so when she had met with Xiaofang again. Her emotions had totally betrayed her especially when Xiaofang had come to help her again in her darkness hour of need…
After a while she was smiling, “It seems that you have learnt a new sword energy art? What is that sword energy technique that you have just used to break the Celestial Annihilation Array?”
“That is the Lofty Empyrean Sword Energies. I have picked it up from the Lofty Snow Palace. I am only about 70% proficiency in it.” Xiaofang replied without hesitation.
Ye Jing nodded, praising him. “Mm, so it seems that you didn’t waste your time there. Do you care to explain to me who your new beautiful companion is?”
All of a sudden Xiaofang was flustered as he started to stammer, “I…we…”
Then Ye Jing took a devious look at Gong Nanyan before she walked to her with an amicable smile, “Maiden Nanyan, why don’t we take a walk elsewhere first? Just the two of us.”
Gong Nanyan nodded as she took a quick glance at Xiaofang who was looking sheepishly at the side.
When Gong Nanyan and Ye Jing had left, Luo Bihua shyly whispered to Li’Er about Xiaofang. “Who is he?”
Li’Er laughed softly, “He is Dugu Fang. Come, I will introduce the two of you.”
She smiled and shouted over to Xiaofang, “Elder Fang, please come over here. I am here to introduce a junior sister of mine to you.”
Xiaofang was startled from his stupor and immediately bowed with his hands politely, “Dugu Fang here. You can call me Xiaofang.”
Luo Bihua smiled as she returned a hand bow, “I’m Luo Bihua. Brother Xiaofang, you are a golden celestial? You have such bright golden eyes. It is the same as your beautiful companion.”
Xiaofang said politely, “I have just reached the golden celestial level not long ago.”
Luo Bihua smiled warmly as she whispered, “You must be the man that my Master Teacher likes in her heart. Am I right?”
Xiaofang grinned awkwardly as he looked at Li’Er and Chu Yunfeng, “Well, I am still not worthy yet. I sort of got rejected the last time round.”
Luo Bihua was astonished, “Really?”
Even Chu Yunfeng was smiling awkwardly for he could swear that there must be something that was going on between Xiaofang and Ye Jing…
After walking for a while and out of earshot from the rest of the group, Ye Jing said to Gong Nanyan. “Originally, I have plans to pair Xiaofang with Xuan Danfeng. How come he is with you?”
Gong Nanyan quietly said, “My protégé mistress, she has paired me up with Xiaofang…”
Ye Jing was a little startled, “Tell me about it…”
Gong Nanyan did not hide anything as she began to relate everything that had happened to Xiaofang and her while they were in the Lofty Snow Palace.
As Ye Jing listened on, she was quite amused that Xiaofang did not even know that Xuan Danfeng was already aware that he was in a relationship with Gong Nanyan. She always knew that Xuan Danfeng was sly but never expected that she would be this sly.
Ye Jing heaved a soft sigh, “I have thought that Xuan Danfeng would seduce Xiaofang but she had actually let her disciple to do the job. This is so unbelievable.”
Gong Nanyan asked softly, “You…you are not upset with me?”
Ye Jing gave a faint smile, “Why should I be upset with you?”
“Really? And why not?”
“My mother the Lady Consort Ye is actually the second consort to my father. The first consort to my father, First Lady Consort Mi passed away when I was little. Like my father, she had failed to overcome the barrier to become a golden celestial. Unlike my mother, she had no children on her own so she had always taken good care of me.”
Ye Jing sighed softly before she continued, “When my father had also passed away, I was left alone with my mother with no protection and I was left to fend for myself. I have a child, Little Fenghuang…”
She turned to look at Gong Nanyan who was gasping with surprise and asked, “Do you know?”
Gong Nanyan shook her head slowly…
Ye Jing said, “That is supposed to be my greatest secret and Xiaofang as well. Currently my child is being held hostage by the Goddess Palace. The only way that I can get back my child is to help the Goddess Palace to avert an incoming divine calamity. However I don’t think that I may live long enough to see that day happening.”
Gong Nanyan was startled as she realized Ye Jing’s intention, “You are looking for a mother to take care of your child?”
Ye Jing nodded quietly, “Even Xiaofang didn’t know that I may not live for long. So you have better not tell him.”
Gong Nanyan rebuked her gently, “What nonsense is this? Nobody can predict their own death. If you don’t stop what you are doing now, death is a certainty sooner or later. You have almost died earlier in the Celestial Annihilation Array.”
Ye Jing smiled weakly, “While no one can predict their own death but I can see my own death. It is because I possess the Emptiness Translucence of the Heaveness. With that, I can see the premonitions of my own death.”
Gong Nanyan refused to believe her, “Then I shall fight alongside with you to ensure that you do not die so easily!”
Gong Nanyan added coolly, “I am not just fighting for you. I am fighting for Xiaofang too. Also, I don’t want to help you to take care of your little kid for you.”
Ye Jing smiled, “We shall see about that.”
In her heart, Ye Jing knew that she could trust Gong Nanyan even though they had just met. It was because beside Feng Minyue, Gong Nanyan purity level was also high enough for her to be selected as one of the candidates for the Goddess Envoy of the Goddess Palace.
Both maidens were suddenly laughing jovially together…