Chapter 10: One Hundred Years ago (1)
One hundred years ago;
Ji Yuan was in the company of three other high level cultivators in a private hosting room. These three other high level cultivators were all sixth realm golden supremacies.
Yuwen Hao was stroking his long beard as he laughed jovially, “The four of us have been conferred the celestial title of the Four Beautiful Bearded Cultivators. Although we have never met in the past but from today onward, the four of us shall be brothers!”
Gao Xianliang laughed as he raised a toast to everyone, “Yes, we are brothers from now on!”
“However, we should all toast Brother Ji Yuan first. He has been conferred as the most beautiful beard among the four of us. At the same time, he is also an upper sixth realm cultivator while we are all below him in cultivation. Therefore we should address him as our big brother!” Li Yi shouted.
“Big Brother Ji Yuan!” The other three cultivators raised their hands to toast him excitingly.
Ji Yuan chuckled, “This is my honor as well to be your big brother. I am flattered by the praises of all the cultivators in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity. Our renown is now known throughout the celestial fraternity.”
“Big Brother Ji Yuan, your long beard is indeed beautiful. Although my beard is beautiful as well but it is still short of your beard’s astonishing beauty.” Gao Xianliang praised him.
“Indeed, indeed. How did Big Brother Ji Yuan manage to keep your beard so long and beautiful?” Yuwen Hao asked curiously.
“It is really not easy to maintain our long beards…”
“There are many golden celestials that have fallen into bad repute because they had lost their beards during their golden body transformation…even saints too…”
“Although there are saints with beards but their beards are not as beautiful as ours…”
“We are also handsome as well…”
“We are all young looking with long beautiful beards…”
“All the maidens in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity are buying our portraits and putting it in their rooms…”
“Woes to those that have lost their beards…”
Li Yi had suddenly said, “Big Brother Ji Yuan, I think that in the entire Desolate Celestial Fraternity, only you are a compatible match to Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue. There are no others who can even come closer than you in term of your good looks!”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue is one of the two most beautiful goddesses in the entire Desolate Celestial Fraternity. How can I even be compatible to her? Moreover, she is also a seventh realm golden saintess.”
There were two most beautiful goddesses in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity. One was Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue of the Celestial Orthodox Sect and the other was Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect.
Gao Xianliang smiled, “Why not take Ling Feiyue as your consort too? She is also a goddess among men.”
Ji Yuan frowned, “Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue is from the unorthodox heretic fraction. We are from righteous orthodox fraction. How can I even consider Ling Feiyue at all?”
Yuwen Hao was laughing, “So does this mean that Big Brother Ji Yuan is considering to take Xue Qianxue as your consort?”
Ji Yuan laughed, “Beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder. I didn’t even know how she looks like so how can I even take her as my consort? Even if she is willing, I am not willing at all!”
Gao Xianliang, Yuwen Hao and Li Yi were all laughing jovially as they said together, “That is so true. Big Brother Ji Yuan can have any maiden you want. It is your choice and not theirs!”
“I’m sure that when Xue Qianxue sees our Big Brother Ji Yuan, her legs will grow weak!” Yuwen Hao chuckled.
“I have heard that Xue Qianxue has a divine remedy that can not only restore a man’s beard but also can make it grow even more beautiful than ever.” Li Yi smiled. “If one day, Big Brother Ji Yuan decides to take Xue Qianxue as your consort, I hope that you can share the remedy with us?”
Ji Yuan immediately patted his chest as he laughed, “No problem at all! When that day happens, I will definitely share it with my brothers!”
“Then we thanks Big Brother Ji Yuan in advance first!”
Ji Yuan was stroking his beautiful long heard as he muttered, “Hmm, a remedy that can make my beard grows even better? This is so interesting.”
“Big Brother, you should be thinking of getting Xue Qianxue as your consort first.” Gao Xianliang laughed. “And imagining her in your bed.”
“That is right!” Yuwen Hao was laughing jovially. “I really cannot imagine how she will look like when she is naked.”
Ji Yuan was frowning lightly, “Actually I have no interest in someone that I’ve never met. You know that people tends to exaggerate things. Frankly speaking, I think that she is only being conferred the title of a beautiful goddess only because she is a saintess.”
Then he added with a grin, “Moreover, she must have plenty of suitors. I doubt that she is a chaste maiden anyway…”
All of a sudden there was a maiden in white curtain veil standing at the curtained entrance who was humming coldly, “Have you guys done yet?”
Ji Yuan and the other three men were startled by her sudden appearance.
It was because they were all sixth realm golden supremacies here and they had not heard her approach.
Li Yi smiled, “If you want this room, I am afraid that we have booked it for the entire day.”
Yuwen Hao was laughing, “This maiden looks like a beautiful maiden. If you are willing to accompany us for a few drinks then we may consider letting you have this private room.”
Gao Xianliang smirked, “Why don’t you remove your headdress? You’re indoor now and we will like to see your pretty face.”
The maiden in white curtain veil replied coldly, “Do you think that you are fit to talk to me like this?”
Yuwen Hao was roaring with laughter, “She asking us if we are fit to talk to her like this? Look at our golden eyes! We are golden celestials! We are also four sixth realm golden supremacies here…”
Ji Yuan muttered weakly, “Erm brothers, this isn’t so nice to talk so rudely to someone like this. We may be golden celestials but we should also treat the others with respect…”
But his voice was quickly drowned by Gao Xianliang, “Listen maiden, if you are not taking off your headdress then you are not leaving this place!”
All of a sudden he had jumped forward to seize her curtain headdress.
The maiden in white curtain veil had not only slapped Gao Xianliang tightly on his cheek and she had kicked him across the room, stunning the other three men.
Did they see wrongly?
A golden supremacy just got kicked in this manner with almost no defenses?
Even Gao Xianliang was shocked as he stammered out, “Who…are you?”
The maiden in white curtain veil answered coldly, “Sacred Maiden Xue Qianxue. Seventh realm golden saintess.”
Gao Xianliang: …
Ji Yuan, Yuwen Hao, Li Yi: …
All four men had turned ashen immediately. They were talking behind Xue Qianxue’s back and little did they know that she was actually here in the same place as them!
Xue Qianxue said coldly, “So four golden supremacies of your lofty status are speaking behind my back and in such a loud manner. I dare you to repeat what you have just said earlier!”
Ji Yuan had almost burst into laughter as he thought, “Luckily, I am a true gentleman and did not badmouth her. All the lewd remarks are made by them.”
Xue Qianxue had suddenly pointed at Ji Yuan and said coldly, “So you are the head of the Four Beautiful Bearded Cultivators? I want you to shave off your beard and your portrait delivered to me in this place. You have three days to do so or don’t blame me for shaming you in public.”
With that she had left in an angry huff.
Ji Yuan was completely stunned as he stared blankly at his three other ‘brothers’.
“Big Brother Ji Yuan, I’m afraid that this time I won’t be able to help you…”
“She is a saintess while we are merely low level supremacies…”
“You shouldn’t be poking fun at her behind her back…”
“I will give you my spiritual support…”
“You are and will still be our big brother…”
“Rest assured that we won’t tell anyone about this…”
“You shouldn’t have lofty thoughts about taking a saintess as your consort. You are only asking for it…”
After quickly ‘comforting’ Ji Yuan, all three men quickly fled the scene of their bad behavior.
Ji Yuan: …
Ji Juan: …
Ji Yuan: …