Chapter 141: Concessions
“Yuqin…” the Three Destinies Old Man called out to Qin Keqin.
Qin Keqin hummed coldly, “Hmph! So you are the so called Three Destinies Old Man? Look what have you done!”
The Three Destinies Old Man sighed heavily, “I really didn’t know that she is my daughter as well…”
Qin Keqin looked at him coldly, “And you have almost killed your daughter, my good father!”
The Three Destinies Old Man smiled bitterly, “Lie Qing didn’t tell me and I can’t find her for some time.”
Qin Keqin said, “I don’t think you are here to look for her, am I right? And why are you here? And why are you trying to break off the two of us?”
The Three Destinies Old Man said weakly, “Yuqin, listen to me. That Lu Qingyun is not a good man. He is just a lecherous man. He even took you to open a room…”
Qin Keqin gasped as she interrupted him, “You’ve been following us?!”
“That is only by an accident. I just happen to walk past….”
“My good father, you don’t even know how to tell a lie!” Qin Keqin’s eyes were flashing with anger.
The Three Destinies Old Man smiled weakly, “Yuqin, is this the way you talk to your father? Where are your manners?”
Qin Keqin hummed coldly, “Weird. I think I saw this father of mine for less than ten times in my entire life. Can he still be considered to be my father? Moreover he had almost just killed his own daughter.”
The Three Destinies Old Man: …
“That is a mistake. I didn’t mean to do it. Is she really the Lie Qing’s daughter?” He asked.
Qin Keqin nodded as she said firmly, “You are not wrong. She is indeed my Aunt Consort’s daughter.”
The Three Destinies Old Man had a delightful expression on him, “Why didn’t Lie Qing tells me or look for me?”
Qin Keqin frowned slightly, “Because you are too busy.”
The Three Destinies Old Man smiled weakly, “Where is your Aunt Consort now? She is nearby, am I right?”
Qin Keqin rolled her eyes before she smiled coldly, “She had left me to take care of Xingyuan and had left for the Immortal Realm to look for you. Why don’t you look for her up there?”
She was actually thinking, “If I can get rid of my father for the time being, this will be ideal.”
The Three Destinies Old Man muttered weakly, “I still have something down here so I won’t be going back so soon. By the way, have you seen the Heaveness?”
Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and replied, “No, isn’t she with you?”
The Three Destinies Old Man laughed weakly, “We had a little quarrel and she had descended to the Celestial Realm. I had thought that she may look for you so…”
“So that is why you have been loitering around me?” Qin Keqin interrupted unhappily. “How long have you been around?
“I have only just reached this place.” The Three Destinies Old Man laughed weakly.
Qin Keqin rolled her eyes as she watched him intently before she cursed softly in her heart, “Liar!”
It was because judging by the timeline that she had sealed Lu Qingyun’s desolate aura, it had already been some time now. An immortal cultivator could easily have sense his desolate aura but after she had sealed Lu Qingyun’s desolate aura to merge with Yan’Er, it was quite impossible for anyone to sense his lingering desolate aura unless they had exchanged blows.
“If you are looking for me then why did you look for Lu Qingyun?” she asked.
Upon hearing the name of Lu Qingyun, there was a change in the Three Destinies Old Man’s expression. “That rascal! Yuqin, you have to leave him immediately. Do you know that he is actually a desolate cultivator? I won’t be mistaken about this. You did not see the sword art that he had just used. It is exactly the same as my most hatred foe! Luckily he is still weak and I’ve survived.”
Qin Keqin replied coldly, “But you didn’t die, am I right? Who can kill you nowadays?”
The Three Destinies Old Man said sternly, “Leave him! He is my mortal foe and he is surely up to no good! I won’t be wrong about him. Moreover I have been observing him for some time already. He is definitely not up to no good.”
Qin Keqin smiled coldly, “So you have already been observing him for some time and yet you just said that you have only just arrived. You are really such a good father to me. We didn’t see each other for so many centuries and the first thing that you ask of me when we have met is for me to leave him? What if I say no to you?”
The Three Destinies Old Man said unhappily, “Yuqin, this is for your future happiness! Do not sink deeper into this endless void. I can always arrange for a better groom for you if you need a companion. He will be a better man than him for sure.”
Qin Keqin hummed coldly, “Just because he has the desolate force within him and that is why you are against us?”
The Three Destinies Old Man said coldly, “Yes, because he has the desolate force.”
Qin Keqin chuckled coldly, “I’ve heard that some of your new consorts are actually desolate cultivators themselves.”
The Three Destinies Old Man began to smile weakly, “They are different. I’ve them firmly under my control. Moreover they are our allies and have betrayed the Desolate Immortals. They are now the Zen Immortals of the Immortal Realm.”
“This is a double standard. As long as they have their desolate force, they will be always be Desolate Immortals. This is a fact that you can’t change. Why are you so insistent on separating us?”
The Three Destinies Old Man replied coldly, “It is because he is different. He is my arch foe and the great foe of the Immortal Realm. Do you know how many immortals had died because of him? Even if I were to agree to your unison, how do I explain it to the other immortals that had lost their friends because of him?”
Qin Keqin averted her eyes, “So you have known who he is. I’ve thought of hiding him from you and the rest.”
The Three Destinies Old Man said, “I know who he is at first look. How would I not know? We’ve been fighting for so many times throughout the years. If it is not for your sake, I will have already sent him to meet his maker.”
All of a sudden Qin Keqin had fallen to her knees, “I have never begged you for anything and you have never given your attention to me. Even if you were to cripple my cultivation, I will still want to be with him.”
The Three Destinies Old Man bitterly said, “This is a forbidden relationship. You can be with anyone except for him. You won’t have the blessings of the immortals if you insist on doing it your way!”
Qin Keqin smiled weakly, “I don’t need the blessings of the immortals. I need your blessing, father! Not the Lord Father of the immortals but you alone as my father.”
The Three Destinies Old Man turned away as he looked up to the heavens, “I need some time to think about it. In the meantime, watch your conduct with him. If your mother consort knows about this, she won’t be pleased at all that her only daughter has fallen to this level.”
With a soft sigh, he added. “If you have seen the Heaveness, tell her that I am willing to forgive her as long as she is willing to return to the Immortal Realm.”
Then he turned around to say gently, “There is another Desolate Immortal that is loose around here. Be careful of her. She is the Desolate Sacred Maiden Yue Lingxi, a mighty Desolate Lord of one of the Twelve Citadels. At the moment, she is still weaker than you but it won’t be long before she regains her strength. She has quite a number of powerful artefacts with her so please do not recklessly engage her in a fight because you will never know what she will do.”
“The Desolate Sacred Maiden Yue Lingxi?” Qin Keqin looked up. Was that the strange profound aura that she had sensed a few days earlier?”
The Three Destinies Old Man nodded, “All the Desolate Lords of the Twelve Desolate Citadels are extreme characters and not to be underestimated. As for this Desolate Sacred Maiden, she is a brilliant escape artist. There were many times that we had her cornered but each time, she still managed to make her escape. To think that she had managed to escape from right under my nose just a few days ago.”
He sighed, “Therefore you ought to be wary of her. I am afraid that she is here to look for Lu Qingyun and she may know who he is. Regardless if she knows who he is or not, you mustn’t let the two of them meet because she will surely corrupt his soul.”
With that he had turned away.
“Father,” Qin Keqin was gasping softly. “You are leaving already? You are not looking for the Heaveness anymore?”
The Three Destinies Old Man smiled bitterly, “I am. I will be using the remaining of my time to look for her. I have been in this realm long enough and my time here is almost up. Since you are adamant about not leaving him, what can I do? Even my other daughter is…”
He sighed heavily. For the past few weeks, he had been observing Lie Xingyuan and Lu Qingyun and he could tell that Lie Xingyuan was particular attentive to Lu Qingyun.
“I will try to come back soon. In the meantime stay safe. Be wary of Lu Qingyun and Yue Lingxi. Don’t be so naïve to believe their words. You simply can’t trust the Desolate Lords unless you can prove to them that you are stronger than them. If not they will be constantly plotting to bring you down.”
Qin Keqin nodded slowly. Most of the Immortals could not actually descend to the Celestial Realm on their own. Even if they could, it was only for a short duration and they had to pay a terrible price for doing so. Only a few exceptional immortals like the Heaveness and the Great Goddess Fantian could move freely to the Celestial Realm.
As for the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing, she had borrowed the Seal of the Celestial Realm from the Great Goddess Isa to stay in the Celestial Realm. This Seal of the Celestial Realm was a unique immortal artefact that could allow her to remain indefinitely in the Celestial Realm.
But even if the immortals could descend to the Celestial Realm, the special laws in the Celestial Realm would reduce their cultivation strength by at least 50%, making them no better than a seventh realm great saint unless they were extremely powerful in the first place.
Qin Keqin said softly as the Three Destinies Old Man walked away and her eyes were watery, “Father, it is so good to see you again. Even if it is so brief, I am truly happy…”
The Three Destinies Old Man smiled without turning back, “I am truly happy to see you as well. Good bye.”
“Father, wait!” Qin Keqin suddenly said, “Actually I have seen the Heaveness some time ago. However, I do not know her current whereabouts. She said that she had divorced you and she may consider forgiving you if you are willing to apologize to her.”
The Three Destinies Old Man had suddenly turned around with a bitter smile, “That is rubbish. I’m the one that had divorced her! If she is willing to apologize to me then I can consider giving her my forgiveness. Or else, humph!”
Qin Keqin rolled her eyes and she was amused. Whoever divorced each other first was not important. To her, her father and the Heaveness were both having a lovers’ quarrel and they both treasured their faces. So either of them would want to back down first.
But that was still not the most important part. She was suddenly smiling. Her father had left without pulling Lu Qingyun and her apart. This was extremely important to her. So while her father was still considering, this was a golden opportunity to make Lu Qingyun even more outstanding!
It seemed that her father may look fierce on the outside but he had actually softened after she had kneeled in front of her. “He is indeed my good father…”
She did not know that the Three Destinies Old Man was actually thinking, “They had already jumped into bed together. Maybe he had also taken advantage of my other daughter. I need some time to cool down first…”
Then he heaved a soft sigh of relief, “As long as Yuqin is willing to forgive me for accidentally hitting my other daughter, I am willing to make some small concessions first…”
“Alas, since Lingfeng isn’t around here, I’ve better look elsewhere for her. I am running out of time now…”