Chapter 14: One Hundred Years Ago (5)
Xia Jiajia was in her state of undress when Ji Yuan had suddenly barged into her room.
She gasped as she quickly pulled her robe to her, “What are you doing? Don’t you know how to knock the door? And do you know that it is now the middle of the night?”
She was actually thinking, “Is he thinking of bedding me? How do I reject him?”
Ji Yuan noticed that her room was heavily scented as he laughed weakly, “Maiden Xia, don’t be afraid. I know that it is rude but I have no other choice.”
Xia Jiajia: ???
Ji Yuan laughed weakly, “Maiden Xia, your room is so heavily scented. Aren’t you afraid that some flower thieves may use their scented fragrances on you to rob you of your chastity?”
Xia Jiajia chuckled softly, “I am not afraid because I am unaffected by such things. But this isn’t what you are here for, am I right?”
Ji Yuan began to sigh heavily, “Indeed. I am here to say good bye to you.”
“Oh? You’re leaving?” Xia Jiajia asked curiously.
Ji Yuan nodded with a heavy heart, “That’s right.” If he did not leave soon, he would soon be a dead man.
Xia Jiajia smiled, “You are letting me off just like this? Didn’t you say you want me to follow you?”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “I really hope that Maiden Xia will not forget your promise and wait for me.”
“Wait for you? For what?” Xia Jiajia asked him curiously.
“I’m going to breakthrough to the seventh realm sacred saint level.” Ji Yuan said solemnly.
Xia Jiajia was gasping, “You’re serious? You are so young and can afford to wait several more centuries. Are you sure you want to do it?”
Ji Yuan nodded with a heavy sigh, “I am afraid that this time, I have greatly offended Xue Qianxue. Only if I am a saint then I will have a chance to fight her on an even footing. Now, I am just not worthy to fight her and unworthy of bringing happiness to you.”
Xia Jiajia muttered with a flushed look, “Unworthy of bringing me happiness?”
Ji Yuan nodded, “Because I will be forcefully breaking through to the seventh realm level, I may need a long time. Moreover there may be unintended consequences. I hope that Maiden Xia will wait for me for a hundred years. I will look for you, alright?”
Xia Jiajia was stunned, “Are you sure you want to do it? You may even lose your life.”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “I have no other choice. My celestial clan is weaker than the Celestial Orthodox Sect. I am sure that you know that Xue Qianxue’s Celestial Orthodox Sect is the one of the seven major patriarch celestial clans in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity. These patriarch celestial clans have always been united against any outside threat. If they know what I have done, even if I have ten lives, it is not enough.”
Xia Jiajia smiled weakly to him, “Actually you will be alright. I can help you…”
Ji Yuan sighed heavily, “This time I am really a goner. I hope that Maiden Xia can pledge your heart to me and wait me for a hundred years. If I do not return in a hundred years then you’re free to marry anyone, alright?”
Xia Jiajia rolled her eyes before she smiled, “On account of your sincerity for me, alright then. I will wait you for a hundred years then.”
“Really?” Ji Yuan was really delighted.
Xia Jiajia nodded with a slight flush.
Ji Yuan excitingly took out a sword from his spatial ring, “This is Sky Forth, a heaven-step precious sword. This is also the most precious sword of my sect. I shall give this as a pledge to you.”
Xia Jiajia unsheathed the beaming precious sword as she said quietly, “Good sword. Thank you.”
Then she took out a sword from her spatial ring, “This is my precious sword. I shall give it to you as my pledge too.”
Ji Yuan nodded as he unsheathed her precious sword, “What is the name of your precious sword…”
All of a sudden he was stunned by the brilliant radiance of her precious sword, “This…is…isn’t this…”
Xia Jiajia giggled, “This is Resonate Peak, my divine sword. It is merely an earth-step divine sword.”
Ji Yuan nearly fainted on the spot. Did she just say it was merely an earth-step divine sword? Any divine sword was superior to the highest grade precious swords. Moreover divine swords were so rare that they were usually the heritage treasures of any celestial clan and usually only the sect leader would own one.
Divine swords had grades too; half-step, mortal-step, earth-step, heaven-step, celestial and saint. The last two grades did not have a step denoted to it because it was a full grade stronger than the half-grade, mortal grade, earth grade and the heaven grade.
A saint grade divine sword was a full grade stronger than a celestial grade while a celestial grade divine sword was a full grade stronger than the steps grade divine swords.
And she was freely giving him a divine sword as a pledge?!
This was not just a half-step divine sword but an earth-step divine sword. One must know that even a major patriarch celestial clan may not have an earth-step divine sword. As for celestial and saint grade divine swords, no one had even seen one before and it was just rumored to exist.
He was extremely touched.
But he was also asking, “Are you sure. This sword is too precious.”
Xia Jiajia nodded, “This is our pledge. I shall wait you for a hundred years.”
Ji Yuan suddenly hugged Xia Jiajia, startling her. “Jiajia, because of you, I will surely overcome my breakthrough. I will be back for you.”
Xia Jiajia giggled, “Alright. I believe you.”
Ji Yuan muttered, “Don’t get too friendly with that Ling Feiyang, alright? He is just a pretty face.”
Xia Jiajia laughed softly, “Our relationship isn’t what you think it is.”
Ji Yuan suddenly said, “I got to go now.”
“So soon?” Xia Jiajia was startled.
“There is no time.” Ji Yuan said solemnly. “I have to settle some things in my sect first before I enter into my seclusion retreat.”
Then he inhaled with a deep sigh as he looked deeply into Xiao Jiajia’s eyes, “When I’ve become a saint, I’ll protect you from Xue Qianxue.”
With that he had quickly sped off, leaving Xia Jiajia with a stunned expression.
Xia Jiajia was suddenly feeling guilty as she muttered, “Did we overdo it? Actually he isn’t that bad except for his ugly beard…”
Then she lowered her glances shyly, “Thank you. I will wait you for a hundred years then.”