Chapter 142: The Second Level
“Wow…” Ye Jing said after taking a look at the breathtaking landscape of the second level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.
Even Xiaofang was saying, “This place is really beautiful…”
They had been teleported to a place that was surrounded by mists and dozens of waterfalls.
Yu’Er was flying around delightfully and she was chirping nonstop, “There are no sights of any desolate monsters too.”
Ye Jing smiled when she had heard Yu’Er and she quickly translated to Xiaofang, “It seems that there are no dangers that can be seen. We are pretty lucky to land here.”
The two of them were looking discreetly at each other and were smiling.
Ye Jing muttered, “It seems that our adventures have truly started from this point onward.”
Xiaofang said quietly as he looked at her, “I am only here to keep you accompany and to get you to marry me. Didn’t you say that I am already worthy for you?”
Ye Jing smiled shyly as she purposely looked away, “We shall see about it after we’re done with this place.”
Xiaofang asked quietly, “Aren’t you worried?”
Ye Jing smiled weakly, “About the dark immortals? I am actually but I am happier that I have a second lease of life now.”
Then she quietly said, “You shouldn’t have come with me. I am a magnet for more troubles. I don’t even know if I am a fitting successor to the Heaveness or not.”
When she had said that, Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue and Fan Yuqing had also stepped through an invisible portal that rippled behind them.
Ye Jing quickly look away from Xiaofang as she pretended to admire the waterfalls.
Xuan Danfeng had the same exact reaction as them, “It seems that we have come to a good place. It is beautiful, isn’t it?”
Ye Jing had turned around and laughed, “Indeed. What takes you so long to come through the portal? Are you all gossiping about me behind my back?”
Xuan Danfeng smiled wryly, “Of course not…”
Feng Minyue smiled weakly as she thought, “She didn’t even bat an eyelid when she lies…”
Fan Yuqing took a quick and cautious look around after she had entered, “This seems like a serene place.”
Ye Jing laughed softly, “Indeed. I have an idea. Why don’t we find a good place to take a bath around here?”
Fan Yuqing, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng said quickly one after another. “No thanks…No need to…I’m alright…you go ahead…”
Ye Jing looked at them with a perplexed look, “What’s wrong with you? It isn’t like Xiaofang is a lecherous fellow or a peeping tom.”
She smiled at Xiaofang as she pointed a finger at him, “You are not, right?”
Xiaofang smiled weakly, “Of course I’m not…”
When he had barged into the stream where the three maidens were bathing, his eyes were on Fan Yuqing. Although it was only for a brief moment, it was imprinted vividly in his mind. After that he had jumped into a nearby pool to cool off. Although he had tried his best to forget about the scene but he simply could not for Fan Yuqing was too enticing. After all, she was the goddess in most men’s hearts.
Xuan Danfeng almost fell from the slippery slope after she had heard their conversation.
Fan Yuqing said as she caught hold of her, “Watch it. I thought that your clan lightless skill is supposed to be the best?”
Xuan Danfeng muttered, “That is, only if I am focusing. I got distracted by the beautiful scenery here.”
All of a sudden Fan Yuqing and Ye Jing were startled by something and they quickly leapt ahead of the others as they gave a cry at the same time, “Who is it?”
There was a small figure hidden behind the bedrocks of the waterfall and it was darting away. But this small figure was dealing with two of the swiftest great saintess and in a blink of an eye they had caught up with the small figure.
To Ye Jing and Fan Yuqing surprise, it was a little adorable girl that was spying on them and she was about five to six year old.
This little girl fumbled to the ground as she stared at them, “Are you monsters? Will you eat me up?”
Ye Jing and Fan Yuqing were both amused as they looked at each other.
Ye Jing was astonished, “Why will there be a little girl here? Do you think that she may be a monster in disguise?”
Fan Yuqing muttered, “You think a little too much. She is just a normal little girl.”
By now, Xiaofang, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng had also caught up with them and they were equally surprised to see the little girl.
Feng Minyue smiled at the little girl as she kneeled to her level, “Don’t be afraid, alright? We are not bad people. What is your name and why are you here? And where are your parents?”
The little girl stared at Feng Minyue with her adorable eyes as she struggled to form a sentence, “Yun Xi. My parents call me Yun Xi.” She was looking a little proud and was even delighted that she was able to answer them.
Feng Minyue muttered, “Yun Xi?”
Xiaofang said quietly at the side, “She looks around five. Usually kids that young are unable to speak fast. That is normal. But she can perfectly understand us though.”
The little girl who called herself Yun Xi smiled as she slowly said, “My parents are around. I am playing hide and seek with them…”
All of a sudden there were panicky shouts from behind the waterfalls, “Yun Xi, where are you?”
A man voice was heard, “Don’t worry. She will be alright…”
A woman voice was heard saying anxiously, “What if she was to fall into the pool?”
“Yun Xi knows how to swim since she was three…”
All of a sudden the man and the woman had seen Ye Jing, Fan Yuqing, Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng and Xiaofang…
Fan Yuqing was startled as she smiled at the two familiar faces, “I wonder whose child she is so she is actually from Yun Chen and Beitang Ying.”
Indeed the man and the woman were Yun Chen and Beitang Ying…
Beitang Ying had recognized her old gang and she was smiling shyly, “We have met again…” But she was looking at Ye Jing curiously. It was because she had thought that she had died?
Yun Chen was surprised to see Fan Yuqing and the rest. He quickly said politely, “My respect to all the great saintess…”
But when he saw Ye Jing, he was gasping. “Isn’t the Goddess Envoy already dead?”
Ye Jing was smiling weakly, “I was dead but I’ve come back to life…”
Fan Yuqing interrupted them, “We will tell you later. The two of you have become a couple? And this is your child?”
Yun Chen nodded, “We have actually gone on the trial together. We didn’t go to the library actually. But when we have reached the second level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, I was seriously wounded by a desolate beast so we have taken refuge here…”
Beitang Ying sighed softly as she gently interrupted, “He actually got seriously injured because he was trying to save me. It happens very quickly for us. Soon we decide not to venture further into the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and now we are still waiting for the ten year period to be over so that we can exit this place. This child as you can see, is our love child.”
Fan Yuqing nodded, “But Yun Chen is from the patriarch clan and you are from the heretic clan…”
Yun Chen smiled as he looked at Beitang Ying, “I have already decided not to return to the Celestial Sword Clan.”
Beitang Ying smiled as she looked endeavoring at him, “Thank you…” Then she said, “Saintess Yuqing, it is good to see you again. I hope that you can let her know that we may no longer serve her…”
She was actually referring to the Golden Mask Devil Goddess.
Fan Yuqing smiled, “Don’t worry I will let her know. I’m sure that she will be able to understand your current situation as well. I am really so glad for the two of you and it is good to meet some old friends here.”
Beitang Ying nodded gently as she lifted Yun Xi up, “I hope that you can come to our humble abode and stay for a little while. We don’t really have anything to offer to anyone but we can certainly have a good chat together.”
Fan Yuqing nodded, “Then we won’t decline your good offer.” It seemed that Beitang Ying had changed so much after she was with Yun Chen that she could hardly recognize the haughty Beitang Ying of old.
Fan Yuqing was smiling wryly to herself, “Now I have lost two of my henchmen…”
Ye Jing was also surprised by Beitang Ying’s transformation. She still remembered the times when they were at odds with each other…
Yun Chen was patting Xiaofang on his shoulder as he said, “I know what you have done for Ah Ying. Should you have any requests in the future, I will surely repay you.”
Xiaofang smiled, “There is actually no need to do so. We can all be considered as friends now, am I right?”
Yun Chen laughed awkwardly, “Of course we are! Too bad, I don’t have any wines here to welcome you…”
Xuan Danfeng interrupted with a soft laughter, “Fortunately, I do have some wines in my spatial belt. You are all in luck.”
Ye Jing was amused, “Why is it that I’m not surprised that Sister Danfeng will have some wines with her?”
Xuan Danfeng smiled deviously, “I’ve actually brought enough supplies to last me for ten years.”