Chapter 124: Yue Lingxi
Lu Qingyun had just stepped out of the underground palace when he had run into Leng Qiuyue and Zhao Xingye.
“Qiuyue, Xingye. You didn’t run?” he was startled when he had seen them.
Behind them were Fragrance Herald Shen Yufeng, Zhao Riyue and Lie Xingyuan as well!
But he was equally startled when he saw the stunning forms of Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng that were behind them.
All the zombie cultivators had already been cleared by them and even the celestial array around the perimeter was completely destroyed.
“Senior brother, you…are alright?!” Leng Qiuyue was smiling and her eyes were emotionally. “I’ve thought that I won’t be seeing you…anymore…”
Even Zhao Xingye was startled when she saw Lu Qingyun emerging well and alive from the chasm. She averted her eyes shyly and had a faint smile, “It is so good that you…are…well…”
Lu Qingyun stared at the rest, “Everyone is also here? How did they find this place so fast?”
Lie Xingyuan gasped softly and she was also at his side, “Senior brother, you are really alright…” Her eyes were swollen and it was obvious that she had been crying.
“Xingyuan, I’m alright. What is going on around here?” He asked.
Lie Xingyuan quickly explained that while they were at the entrance of the Red Death Valley, Great Saintess Feng Minyue had told Zhao Riyue to lead them immediately to the recon party.
She had said, “Do you want to wait until they are in real danger before they ask for help? By then, it will already be too late!”
When Lu Qingyun heard the accounts that were given by Lie Xingyuan, he began to bow with his hands to the direction of Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng.
Feng Minyue returned a gentle nod but she made no move to approach any further.
Lie Xingyuan said, “Senior brother, we have heard that you are captured by an evil cultivator. How did you manage to escape?”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “That evil cultivator is already dead.”
Everyone was startled, especially Leng Qiuyue and Zhao Xingye. It was because they could sense the formidable profound aura of the evil cultivator and the formidable strength of the monster called Number 2. They simply did not believe that Lu Qingyun had the strength to kill them and escaped.
Indeed, he really did not have that level of strength yet.
As he felt honor bounded to that Yue Lingxi maiden he would keep her existence a secret and not because he had actually promised her to do so, he said. “I was lucky. That evil cultivator who called himself Master Inverse Chaos happened to lose control of his Metamorph creations. So he ended up getting killed by his Number 2. In the ensuring chaos, I had escaped.”
When Zhao Xingye, Leng Qiuyue and Lie Xingyuan had heard his account of the event, they were greatly relieved.
Lie Xingyuan was holding onto Lu Qingyun and was inspecting him for injuries, “Senior brother, let me take a careful look at you…”
Leng Qiuyue pursued her thin lips. She had wanted to do the same as Lie Xingyuan too but she did not have the courage to do so. After all, Lie Xingyuan was Lu Qingyun’s personal attendant and she had every right to do so. At this moment, she had wished that she was Lu Qingyun’s personal attendant and not a core protégé…
While Lie Xingyuan and Leng Qiuyue were both looking at Lu Qingyun, Zhao Xingye had stolen a glance at her sister Zhao Riyue who was shaking her head lightly; it was as though Zhao Riyue was saying to her. “Both of them like him in their hearts. There’s no room for you sister. So give him up.”
Zhao Xingye lowered her glances in great melancholy. Although she had only been with Lu Qingyun for just a few days but he had already saved her twice during this journey. Although she knew that this was a death mission and she would not live but the reason she was still alive now was all due to him. So how then, could her heart not be touched by him?
But her sister was right. There was really no room for her because she really did not dare to compete with the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing for his attention…
Feng Minyue was now saying to Xuan Danfeng, “Danfeng, so what are you waiting for now? Go in and destroy the remnants of the evil influences.”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “Why don’t you accompany me inside?”
Feng Minyue returned a stern look at her, “You did not hear from him that the evil cultivator is now dead?”
Xuan Danfeng smiled weakly, “Goodness knows how many of these Metamorphs are inside there? Moreover, I am really afraid of the dark. Why don’t you accompany me inside? If I got ambush and die inside, won’t you be grieving for me and living a life of regrets?”
Feng Minyue had already walked toward the direction of the chasm, “So what are you waiting for now?”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “That is my good sister.”
Feng Minyue said gently to the group, “Please wait here while we clean out the place.”
With that Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng had flashed into the underground palace.
Fragrance Herald Shen Yufeng gave Lu Qingyun a smile, “Senior Qingyun. Without your aid, we won’t be able to find this place at all. Xingye had already told me.” With a soft sigh she added, “We will be finally avenging for our protégé sisters at long last.”
Lu Qingyun said awkwardly, “Not at all. I did what I can do to contribute. I still need to be stronger than my present level in order to be of any real help.” On this trip, he had truly met some horrifying opponents and had found his strength to be lacking.
Leng Qiuyue said quietly, “We are lucky…to have Great Saintess Feng and Great Saintess Xuan on our side.”
When Zhao Xingye and she were making their escape from the chasm, the evil cultivator did not actually have a change of good heart. Instead, he had sent Number 5 who had been hiding in the shadows to pursue them.
It was only with the timely arrival of Shen Yufeng, Zhao Riyue, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng that they were rescued in a nick of time.
Leng Qiuyue was startled when she had met the two great saintesses for the first time; they were the legendary great saintesses of the Nine Celestial Fraternity. Imagine her surprise when they had told her that they were here to help Lu Qingyun.
She had no idea that Lu Qingyun was actually acquainted with these two legendary great saintesses and that they would actually be involved personally to intervene.
That was indeed very strange.
Great Saintess Feng Minyue was the Matriarch Heavenly Fragrance Princess as well as the former divine ruler of the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Realm. Her status was extremely lofty and everyone in this divine realm would have to kneel before her.
Leng Qiuyue’s heart was still throbbing even at this moment. She had actually met the two legendary great saintesses in this place. “Senior brother, who are you exactly? That two great saintesses will be on the move because of you?”
If Lu Qingyun could hear her thoughts, he may have answered something like this. “I have accidentally joined a secret syndicate that enjoys spying on the others for gossips and these great saintesses are part of this secret syndicate.”
Lu Qingyun heaved a quiet sigh while he listened to their encounters. Their party would have been completely annihilated if it was not for the intervention of Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng. He knew that in his heart that it was the maiden of his heart, Qin Keqin that had sent her sister saintesses to aid him…
“Keqin, once again, you have aided me. How can I repay this great kindness of yours to you?”
But he was suddenly thinking with a wry smile, “Did she say that if I can make it back alive, she will let me release it?”
Unknown to the group below, an incredible mesmerizing maiden was quietly watching them. She was the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing. She did not make any move but was watching over Lie Xingyuan.
Lie Xingyuan was as dear to her as her own life. There were a few times that she had wanted to intervene but she had resisted the urge to do so. Her daughter had to learn the cruel realities of a cultivator in order for her to become stronger in the future.
She muttered quietly, “Feng Minyue…thank you…I’ll remember this great favor of yours…”
All of a sudden her sharp eyes had spotted a flash of misty light that had escaped from the chasm. “What is this? Another desolate immortal cultivator?”
She had wanted to pursue this misty light but her eyes were trained on Lie Xingyuan. With a soft sigh she said, “Consider this your lucky day…”
Far away from the chasm, Yue Lingxi had stumbled softly onto the grass patch. She coughed out a bout of fresh golden blood from her mouth as she closed her eyes to recuperate.
She had found the Horizon of the Heavens and was fleeing the underground palace when her spirit perception had picked up the minute profound traces of a beyond divinity cultivator.
A beyond divinity cultivator was beyond the seventh realm level and was an immortal cultivator like herself. But a beyond divinity cultivator was stronger than most immortal cultivators and she had no wish to fight someone on that level, especially in her present condition.
She was greatly alarmed and thought that this was her most unlucky day. But for some unknown reasons, this beyond divinity cultivator did not pursue her even though her spiritual perception was locked onto her.
It was only when she had thought that she was safe enough that she had dared to stop. She dare not even think why the beyond divinity cultivator would not pursue her. But now she was safe…
There were two great saintesses that had suddenly barged into the underground palace and their spiritual perceptions were sweeping into every corner. In her present condition, she was unable to fight them and moreover there were two of them.
Therefore she had eluded them until she had finally found an opportunity to escape from the underground palace but just when she had thought that she was able to escape, a more powerful spiritual perception that she had failed to sense had locked onto her and that this opponent was actually a beyond divinity cultivator.
Yue Lingxi muttered as her body sunk into the ground, “I’ve got to sleep for the time being. To think that I, the Desolate Sacred Maiden of the once proud desolate immortals will be in such a pathetic state…betrayed by my own race…defiled by my own…but thankfully I have retrieved the Horizon of the Heavens…Lu…Qingyun…”
With that the desolate ground had completely concealed her desolate aura. Even if the beyond divinity cultivator was in this vicinity, she would not be easily detected for her desolate aura had bended in perfectly with the vicinity.