Chapter 184: The Endless Abyssal Sea (2)
When they had passed through the mirror that was below, they did not fall rapidly but instead a strange force was pulling them slowly into the mirror.
In just a few blinks of an eye, they had quickly passed through the mirror and they found themselves next to a beautiful crystal lake. This beautiful crystal lake was tens of miles wide and beyond it were tens of mountains with waterfalls.
There were even dozens of floating islands in the misty skies above and many of these islands had waterfalls dripping down below.
It was a beautiful and wondrous sight.
“We are now inside the Endless Abyssal Sea?” Lu Qingyun was startled as he quickly looked around. “This doesn’t seem like a horrible place that is described in the stories.”
Even Yin Shisi was startled as she quickly scanned her surroundings with her divine sense for any signs of danger.
“This place is definitely not the Celestial Realm. There are so few mountains and there are waters everywhere. Is it no wonder that this place is called the Endless Abyssal Sea?” Ouyang Xue said as she looked around.
Lu Qingyun said, “Maybe I shall take a look around first. There may be some rare spirit herbs around…”
But all of a sudden he was interrupted by Yan’Er who had appeared in front of him as she chuckled, “Master, we are home?”
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue were both startled by Yan’Er as they quickly took a step back when they saw the cute little girl that was hovering above the ground.
“She is a spirit entity?!” Yin Shisi was gasping.
“Senior brother, this little girl is really your spirit entity? She is a sentient spirit entity?” Ouyang Xue was astonished.
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly as he sighed softly, “This cute little girl here is Yan’Er. Yes she is my golden roc spirit entity.”
Then he turned to Yan’Er with an annoyed look, “Yan’Er, you’re not supposed to show up unless I have called out for you. Have you forgotten what your master has said to you?”
“But master, Yan’Er didn’t disobey you. This is Yan’Er home! We are back home! Yan’Er is just visiting my home. Is there anything wrong?”
Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “What home are you talking about? We are now inside the Endless Abyssal Sea.”
Yin Shisi said quietly, “The Endless Abyssal Sea is one of the Two Greater Mysteries in the Celestial Realm. No one knows about its origin. It has been in the Celestial Realm for as long as anyone can remember. The reason why it is so mysterious is because the entrance of the Endless Abyssal Sea is not fixed in any single location but shift rapidly. I have heard that the entrance will only be opened for just an hour.”
Lu Qingyun was startled, “That mean earlier we may have missed it when I had returned to look for you and no one will believe me.”
Yin Shisi nodded, “That is how fast the portal can disappear and there doesn’t seem to be any fix pattern to its appearance. That is why the Endless Abyssal Sea can only be chanced but not found by any means.”
Lu Qingyun nodded excitingly, “We are indeed fortunate to find the entrance.”
Yin Shisi returned a faint smile, “Whether we are fortunate or not still remains to be seen. This place is actually full of dangers.”
Then she took a look at Yan’Er before saying, “Didn’t you hear what your spirit entity has to say? She calls this place her home. It is rumored that the Endless Abyssal Sea is the source of all desolate forces in the Celestial Realm. From the look of it, it seems to be true. It is no wonder that she calls this place her home.”
Yan’Er interrupted her with a cute look, “I’m Little Yan’Er, not a spirit entity.”
Yin Shisi smiled weakly, “Hello Little Yan’Er.” This spirit entity could actually argue back to her. She was truly astonished. She had seen one or two sentient spirit entities in her lifetime but they were all absolutely obedient to their masters and could not speak unless their masters willed it.
Lu Qingyun sighed softly. Now that his secret had been out so he guessed that he did not need to hide it anymore. Therefore he said weakly, “Let me introduce everyone first…”
Yan’Er laughed cutely as she pointed her little finger at Yin Shisi, “I know who these two big sisters are. This big sister is Big Sister Shisi. I saw her in master’s dreams many times as master and she are naked together. She was crying in master’s dream and master seems excited.”
Lu Qingyun: …
Yin Shisi: …
Ouyang Xue: …
“As for this big sister, she is Big Sister Xue. Not so much. But just a few days after master and she had met.”
Lu Qingyun: …
Ouyang Xue: …
Yin Shisi: …
Yin Shisi took the opportunity to ask quietly, “Then which big sister is the one that your master likes to be naked with in his dreams?”
“It is Big Sister Keqin!” Yan’Er clapped her hands delightfully.
Yin Shisi lowered her glances as she thought, “So it is sect leader. I should have known that he likes her. I should have guessed it earlier…”
Lu Qingyun: …
“Yan’Er, this is all rubbish! I will…never do that!” Lu Qingyun smiled awkwardly.
Then with a flustered look he said to Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue who were both flushing as well, “Don’t believe what she says. Yan’Er is just being playful. It is not real at all.”
Ouyang Xue smiled as she looked intently at Lu Qingyun as she thought, “So he did have me in his thoughts in the earlier days. That is enough.”
She quickly said with a flustered voice, “Senior brother, we understand. Don’t worry too much.” She had dreamed of being with him all too often as well…
Even Yin Shisi was nodding as she added with a shy look. “Dreams are not real. It is good to release your frustration sometimes.” She too had dreams of being with Lu Qingyun as well…
Lu Qingyun: …
He felt like this time he was being fixed by Yan’Er but at the same time he was unable to get upset with her because he knew that Yan’Er was just saying what she knows and it was impossible to treat her like a normal person. She was a spirit entity after all. Her thought processes were entirely different from a real person. He could only sigh secretly to himself.
At the same time he was a little worried that he may be looked down by the two maidens for having that kind of a dream on them and that he even had lecherous thoughts on his Master Qin Keqin.
He said awkwardly, “I think I take a look over that side first.”
It was a perfect excuse for everyone to cool down first after what Yan’Er had just said.
But to his surprise, Ouyang Xue and Yin Shisi both said at almost the same time with a flushed look. “Senior brother, I will go with you.”
Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly, “Alright then. I guess it is safer if we are in each other company.”
Now that Yan’Er was known to everyone, he said to Yan’Er. “Yan’Er, use your divine sense to warn us of any dangers. Our divine sense may not be as sharp as you.”
Yin Shisi smiled as she took a look at Yan’Er, “She is a cute little girl. I wish that I have a cute little spirit entity like her.”
Lu Qingyun was silently cursing, “She is not cute at all.”
Ouyang Xue smiled, “Cute little Yan’Er, what do you like to do most?”
“Yan’Er likes cultivation the most!”
Ouyang Xue was most astonished. “You like to cultivate? Why? You can cultivate?”
“Hmm…” Yan’Er put her fingers on her lips. “Because my master wants me to cultivate. So Yan’Er likes to cultivate. Master says if Yan’Er cultivates then he will like Yan’Er more and he can spend more time on his alchemy.”
Ouyang Xue: …
Yin Shisi: …
Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly, “Haha. Don’t mind her…”
Yin Shisi was gasping as she stared at Lu Qingyun, “Don’t tell me that the reason why your cultivation realm has advanced so rapidly is all because of Yan’Er?”
Lu Qingyun had a sheepish look before he nodded, “That is partially true.”
Even Ouyang Xue was staring with disbelief at Lu Qingyun.
They knew that his spirit entity was a ninth rank golden roc. If the golden roc spirit entity was able to cultivate then it may be more rapid than anyone. But was it even possible in the first place? No one had ever heard of a spirit entity that was able to cultivate.
Lu Qingyun was groaning in secret. “They must be looking down at me now. I am just the good-for-nothing cultivator again. I guess that I have guessed screwed up my reputation now…”
That was what he had thought but the truth was, the two maidens had always regarded Lu Qingyun highly. They were just being astonished and were not looking down at him in any way.
Yin Shisi was the more experienced than Lu Qingyun and Ouyang Xue. She knew their true age and they were very young. Their age was at a stage where their hearts were opened to the worldly affairs of the hearts and it was difficult to stop them from thinking about it.
Like Qin Keqin, she could laugh it off because their states of divinities were different.
As for Ouyang Xue, she was secretly glad that she was not the only one that was thinking the same…
But to Lu Qingyun, he was thinking. “I think I’ve screwed myself in front of them now. It is all thanks to Yan’Er.”
So he quickly tried to distract things from himself by asking Yan’Er, “My cute little Yan’Er, you say that this is your home? But why aren’t I sensing more of the desolate force that is in this place? Rather, I can still draw upon the spiritual force that is in this place?”
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue were both wondering the same as well so they were now looking at Yan’Er for an explanation.
“You can’t sense the desolate force?” Yan’Er asked curiously. “It is everywhere and it is much stronger than the desolate mists! I feel so strong in this place!”
Lu Qingyun was perplexed as he muttered, “I feel that this place has a much stronger spiritual force than desolate force. It isn’t the opposite.”
“Same here.” Yin Shisi said while Ouyang Xue was nodding in agreement with them.
“But Yan’Er really did not lie. The desolate force here is much stronger than anywhere else.” Yan’Er said firmly.
Lu Qingyun knew that Yan’Er would not lie to him. After a quick ponder he clapped his fist on his palm and said, “I get it now. Actually there will be one situation where everyone is right. We are not wrong and Yan’Er is not wrong either.”
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue looked at him curiously.
“It is the same as concocting pills. Only if it is perfectly balance then it will bring out the properties of every herb ingredient. If it isn’t handled properly, some of the herb ingredients may be overwhelmed or even destroyed. Therefore this place actually has the perfect balance of both the desolate force and the spiritual force.” Lu Qingyun suddenly announced proudly.
When he had said that, even Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue thought that he was indeed right. This was something that they did not think of.
Ouyang Xue said, “So that is why we thought that the spiritual force here is stronger while Yan’Er thinks that the desolate force is stronger.”
“It is because we depend on the spiritual force for our cultivation while Yan’Er is more attuned to the desolate force.” Adds Yin Shisi. “So that’s why.”
Ouyang Xue took a look of admiration at Lu Qingyun, “Senior brother, you are indeed a smart man.”
Lu Qingyun chuckled, “Haha, not really. I just have an inspiration thought, that’s all.”
“So what should we do now?” Ouyang Xue asked.
“Hmm, there doesn’t seem to be any danger yet. We should do some exploring first.” Lu Qingyun said.
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue nodded at the same time.
“We shall follow you.” Yin Shisi winked at him.
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Elder Yin is a golden supremacy. We should be the one that is following your lead.”
Yin Shisi smiled, “But you are the senior brother of our celestial clan and you are ranked higher than us. We should follow you.”
Ouyang Xue was also smiling, “That is true.”
Lu Qingyun muttered weakly, “Well don’t blame me if I lead you to somewhere dangerous.”
“Then it is just our bad luck and not because of your bad leadership.” Yin Shisi giggled softly. “Why are you so cute?”
“I am…cute?” Lu Qingyun stammered with a curious look on Yin Shisi. “Why so?”
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue were both laughing as they laughed at the same time. “Nothing! Really!”
Lu Qingyun: ???