Chapter 138: Lie Xingyuan’s Decision
“So you have already decided?” Lie Qing asked Lie Xingyuan.
While Lu Qingyun was out with Qin Keqin, Lie Xingyuan had returned to her old haunt to meet her master.
This was something that she had to inform her master.
There was a slow nod before Lie Xingyuan answered, “Yes, I have already decided and have agreed to cultivate under the wings of Fragrance Herald Shen Yufeng. Master, will you blame Xingyuan for waiting until now to inform you?”
Lie Qing smiled gently, “Of course not. You’ve already grown up now. You have the right to make your own decisions.”
Lie Xingyuan lowered her glances as she said quietly, “Master, I am just an orphan and you are the one that have brought me up. Xingyuan will forever be grateful to your great kindness for my upbringings. When I have become a great cultivator in the future, I will never forget master!”
Lie Qing took a quiet look at her. Although Lie Xingyuan was only an upper third realm cultivator now but she was actually a fifth realm golden celestial. This was a fact that only she had known. It was because she had suppressed her cultivation potential with the Invincible Divine Force.
But once Lie Xingyuan’s could breakthrough to the fourth realm, she would be rapidly advancing to the fifth realm level as this level was original her real potential. Even the seal that she had placed upon to suppress her cultivation potential could not stop Xingyuan exploding growth once her breakthrough to the fourth realm level was made.
“Since I must leave the Heavens Ridge Villa sooner or later, I may as well make the decision to leave now.” Lie Xingyuan said with a regretful heart.
“Child. Is it because your senior brother has been mistreating you? If so, please tell me.”
Lie Xingyuan shook her head and there was a smile at the mention of Lu Qingyun, “Senior brother is like a big brother to me. He treats me very well. Almost too well.”
“Or is it because of Qin Keqin?”
Lie Xingyuan shook her head with a smile, “No, she is very good to me as well. In fact, she has allowed me to call her Sister Keqin in private. I am really happy to have the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing…as my sister. After all, she has been my idol for the longest time.”
Lie Qing nodded slowly, “I remembered that you had once told me that when you’ve grown up, you will want to be a heroine like the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing and the Great Saintess Ye Jing. And one day…you will get rid of the Devil Goddess from the Nine Celestial Fraternity.”
Lie Xingyuan was smiling as she averted her eyes, “Yes! But that was in the past. I had once thought that the Devil Goddess was the ultimate evil of the Nine Celestial Fraternity but I have never expected that she will actually be the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing. I just wonder who she really is. A good person or a bad person?”
“What do you think then?”
“It is difficult to say but I think she is a good person.” Lie Xingyuan sighed, “Master, what do you think?”
Lie Qing smiled, “In the past several centuries, have you heard of the Devil Goddess harming any person?”
“Maybe she is no longer who she is unlike the past?”
Lie Xingyuan smiled weakly, “Do nature changes so easily? Master, how do you know who she is? It seems to me that master knows her quite well and she is even a little afraid of you.”
Then she lowered her glance, “It is alright if master does not want to tell me. Your Xingyuan will understand. Also Master, are you a high level cultivator?”
There was a smile that was on Lie Qing before she chuckled mesmerizing, “I will answer your question one at a time. I had watched her grow up. Like you, she was a playful child when she was little.”
Lie Xingyuan was startled, “Master, you had watched her grow up?”
Lie Qing’s mesmerizing black eyes began to turn a deep golden as she said, “I am indeed a high level cultivator. It is just that I have suppressed my appearance to mingle with the crowd.”
Lie Xingyuan was gasping, “My master is actually a golden celestial. All along, I don’t know…”
She was orphaned since young and her master had taught her the Invincible Divine Force among other skills. However she was forbidden to use the Invincible Divine Force and her martial power was sealed off by her master so that she would not be able to execute the Invincible Divine Force.
Her master had told her, “Once you have reached the fourth realm level, I will break your seal and allow you to use the Invincible Divine Force.”
“Xingyuan, I have something to tell you. It is time for you to know.” Lie Qing quietly said.
Lie Xingyuan smiled weakly, “Don’t tell me you want to tell me that you are actually my mother consort?”
Lie Qing: …
“I was only joking,” Lie Xingyuan returned a faint smile. “I just wish that I do have a mother consort like my master.”
Lie Qing: ….
Lie Qing smiled, “I wish that I have a daughter like you as well.”
She paused briefly before saying gently to her, “Fan Yuqing real name is Fan Yuqin. She was only around your age when she had become the Devil Goddess. She was very young back then and playful.”
Lie Xingyuan gasped. The Great Saintess Fan Yuqing was so young when she had become the fearsome Devil Goddess?
“The rumors are not wrong. She had indeed killed many people recklessly in the past because she had thought that she was the daughter of the heavens and was administrating her sense of justice. Those that she had killed were the evil cultivators. As far as I know, she had killed anyone for a long time.”
Lie Xingyuan said weakly, “But she is currently the Devil Goddess of the three dark divine realms. She is always a threat to the Nine Celestial Realm and a threat to the orthodox celestial clans.”
Lie Qing smiled, “Good and evil always have a side to tell. This is what everyone has known about her. But do you know that without her to rein in the three dark divine realms, there will be even more fighting than what it is now? Why do you think that even the former ruler of the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Realm Feng Minyue is abetting her? You saw the former ruler of the Lofty Snow Palace Xuan Danfeng that day too right? Why do you think that both of them will be helping the Devil Goddess?”
Lie Xingyuan muttered softly, “Xuan Danfeng also knows that she is the Devil Goddess?”
There was a nod from Lie Qing as she added quietly, “Fan Yuqing is your idol. You know almost everything about her. She has three other close companions and they are Ye Jing, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng. How do they not know about her?”
“Even Ye Jing knows about her real identity?” Lie Xingyuan was gasping. “I’ve thought that the Nine Celestial Goddess and the Devil Goddess are always opposing each other?”
Lie Qing smiled, “It is all a façade. They do have some petty squabbles all the time but it did not mean that they aren’t friends.”
“Master, you are not afraid that I will tell the others about who Fan Yuqing really is?” Lie Xingyuan sighed softly.
“You won’t. Once you have promised me something, you won’t ever break your promise. This is the righteousness of your heart.” Lie Qing replied gently.
“Master, why are you telling me this?” Lie Xingyuan asked quietly. “So that I will keep it a secret? Since master had watched her grow up, I’m sure that you wish to protect her identity. Your Xingyuan is willing to swear to the heavens not to reveal her identity to anyone.”
“Actually Xingyuan, I want to tell you that she is actually your older half-sister and in this world, she is your only kin.”
Lie Xingyuan was stunned. “This is impossible…Fan Yuqing is my half-sister?! This cannot be. Then who is my mother consort and father?!”
She was suddenly trembling as she stared at her master, “This isn’t a joke?”
Lie Qing shook her head, “It isn’t. I’ve also told her about you. Therefore she is really your Sister Keqin and you are her Sister Xingyuan. I know that it is hard for you to accept it now but it is real.”
Lie Xingyuan was muttering, “My idol is actually my sister and…” She had wanted to say that they had both liked the same man…
“Master why are you telling me this now?” she asked quietly.
“Because I want you to give some careful thoughts about your decision to join the Heavenly Fragrance Villa. You should at least let your sister knows about it first. No matter what your decision is, you should at least treasure the time that is with her first, am I not wrong to say so?”
There was a sudden flash that was in Lie Xingyuan’s eyes as she suddenly fell upon her knees, “Master, since you know who Fan Yuqing is and you know that we are half-sisters. Surely you also know about my background. May I plead with my master to let me know who my parents are and where are they now?”
Lie Qing sighed softly before saying, “I can only say this. Both your parents are immortal cultivators and you may be able to see them one day.”
Lie Xingyuan was gasping and there was a sudden hope in her eyes, “I may be able to see my parents one day.” There were tears in her eyes as she smiled, “This…is so good…I’ve always thought that I am an orphan…”
Lie Qing quietly looked away as she muttered quietly in her heart, “Child, please forgive this mother consort of yours for not being able to acknowledge you now.”