Chapter 119: The Confession
Before Yuan Ji returned to the Emperor Hall Sect, he said to the golden celestials that were presented. “The various parts of this epic desolate beast are all precious cultivation resources. Distribute it accordingly to the celestial clans that have the most casualties. There are three celestial clans whose mountain dwellings had been destroyed by this monster. Be sure to give extras to the survivors of these celestial clans whose leadership may no longer be around to have a share of the loot distribution.”
He knew that few high level celestials would allow their bases to be utterly destroyed without a fight. This would be a sully to their respected celestial honors and many of them were probably not around to argue for their shares.
“The Emperor Hall Sect will not take a single distribution. Distribute the share of the Emperor Hall Sect to the rest.”
“Palace Master Yuan Ji, this won’t do! Your sect should have the biggest share in the loot distribution!”
But Yuan Ji insisted.
Fairy Ye Chengxi had also said, “The Orthodox Sword Sect will also give up on our share of the loot.”
After Yuan Ji had bid the leaders of the celestial clans what to do, Yuan Ji and his group returned to the Emperor Hall Sect.
When he had reached the Emperor Hall Sect with the hundreds of protégés, he heaved a soft sigh as he said to everyone. “Everyone. I like to have a chat with Yan’Er and Chengxi first.”
Then he turned to Old Liu Xuan, Ji Hao, Jin Yuyun and Li Ye as he said to them, “Please help me to take care of my two friends here.”
Li Ye turned to look at Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue who were still donning their curtain veils. “Palace Master, it is so good to see you again. Erm, may I know where are your two sisters?”
Yuan Ji knew that he was asking about Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue so he laughed, “They are a little playful and is still roaming the celestial fraternity.”
Li Ye smiled bitterly but said nothing. It was because after he had come to the Emperor Hall Sect to take up the position of elder, he had learnt that Yuan Ji actually did not have any sisters. At first he had thought that these two maidens in curtain veils are Hua Wuwu and Baiyue but he had quickly dismissed his initial conjecture. It was because these two veil maidens were both two great saintesses and their heights were not similar to Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue.
Yuan Ji could guess his thoughts and he was smiling weakly to himself. “I was actually not interested in Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue in the past. But I had bedded them after they had taunted me. Brother Li Ye, I am actually quite sorry to you because of this. But the truth is, they will never be interested in you because your beard is a little ugly. Even my beardless self is more handsome than you with a beard. You ought to pay more attention to your beard upkeep because in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity, all the men consider their beards to be their pride. If you have ascended to the Nine Celestial Fraternity or any other celestial fraternities where the barbarian celestials there often do not have beautiful beards, your beard will surely be the most outstanding beard.”
When he had thought of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and Lu Qingyun who was beardless, he had a shiver down his spine; he had long heard that many of the celestials in the Nine Celestial Fraternity are often beardless and the men were sometimes as beautiful as the maidens.
What a debauchery world the celestials in the Nine Celestial Fraternity must be living in, he thought with a disgusted look. I need to remind myself to buy a fake beard for my duel with the Old Master of the Hundred Flower Divine Palace. Before my duel with him, I have already lost my undefeatable vibes because he may mock at my beardless self. On the other hand, if he is beardless, I can mock him to no ends and dissipate his undefeatable vibes so that I can have a winning chance. Hoho…
But wearing a fake beard…I need more time to think about it. It is after all quite a disgusting thing to wear a fake beard. I am after all a Sword Saint with my own martial pride…
As Yuan Ji, Fairy Ye Chengxi and Shangguan Yan exited the hall, Xue Qianxue chuckled. “Is there a small guest room? I like to take a little rest with my sister here and also to feed Xiaobai.”
Old Liu Xuan smiled politely, “Yes there is. Please follow me.”
As Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue followed Old Liu Xuan out of the hall, Jin Yuyun was kicking Ji Hao all of a sudden. “Have you look enough already? They’re your father’s women!”
Ji Hao smiled weakly, “I am really not thinking of anything. Please believe me…”
When Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue were alone in the guest room with Xiaobai, Xue Qianxue was suddenly looking at Xiaobai with a smile. “Xiaobai, are you that Qianfeng?”
Even Ling Feiyue was folding her arms and staring coldly at Xiaobai. “We have been with you from day one. How come we didn’t know that you are Qianfeng?”
The Abyssal Null Goddess pretended to look in the other way…
“Actually we didn’t know that Qianfeng is actually you. But before you have left, Yuan Ji had mentioned that you are missing your spirit collar. And when you are back, we also found out that you are missing your spirit collar.” Xue Qianxue giggled.
“Therefore it is really not hard to guess that our spirit fox here actually can assume human form and is the maiden that we saw earlier. This is really a startling thing to learn.” Ling Feiyue coolly added.
The Abyssal Null Goddess: …
“So why don’t we have a little chat with each other?” Xue Qianxue asked.
“What and who are you?” Ling Feiyue said coolly.
The Abyssal Null Goddess knew that they had already suspected her identity. Therefore she began to revert to her original form and quickly put on a robe in the next instant.
When Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue saw her true appearance, they were stunned; in front of them was a most peerless maiden with long silver hair. She gave off an unearthly presence and what stunned them were not her peerless demeanor but that they had recognized her as the dead maiden in the crystal coffin.
“This…” Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue were speechless.
The Abyssal Null Goddess said quietly, “This goddess here is the Abyssal Null Goddess. Because we’re also sisters, I shall reveal my true name to you and that is Bai Qianfeng…”
Bai Qianfeng began to tell them how she had triggered the Lightning Tribulation to harm them and sent the celestial sword to sow discord between them. She also told them about the slave collar and what she had been through with Yuan Ji in the Dream Trial.”
After Bai Qianfeng had finished telling them who she was, Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue were both holding their tummy as they laughed jovially. “This is too funny…sorry…we are not laughing at you but at Ji Yuan…you mean this is actually what he did in the Dream Trial? Keke…”
Xue Qianxue giggled as she looked at Bai Qianfeng, “Sister Qianfeng, so you are really an immortal? I have an immortal for a sister?”
“Sister Qianfeng, can you help Ji Yuan in his duel?” Ling Feiyue asked quietly.
Bai Qianfeng sighed with woeful eyes, “I am now weaker than the two of you after my fight with the demonic desolate beast. I actually have the intention to intervene but now, it is no longer possible…”
Ling Feiyue said quietly, “I have a bold plan but I don’t know if it will work or not…”
Yuan Ji was now holding tightly onto Yan’Er and Chengxi, “It is so good to see the two of you again.”
“Brother Yuan Ji…” Yan’Er and Chengxi were both muttering with adulation at him.
Yuan Ji released the two of them in his hands and began to say solemnly to them, “I have a confession to make to the two of you. Alas, I don’t know how to put it into words.”
Then with a heavy sigh, he turned his trembling back away from them. “Actually I am your old master Ji Yuan. Sorry, I didn’t tell the two of you. The two of you must have hated me so much. But I have to tell you now at this stage or else this will be my greatest regret before my duel.”
Yuan Ji was expecting curses and wailing behind his back. But after waiting for a while, there was nothing.
Too shock to say anything?
He turned around to look at them, half-expecting to see woeful tears on their faces that were caused by hurt and betrayal.
But instead he saw Yan’Er and Chengxi looking at each other with a stunned expression.
Finally Yan’Er and Chengxi said at the same time, “Sister, you already knew?” The two of them actually did not tell each other that Yuan Ji was actually their protege master Ji Yuan.
Both Yan’Er and Chengxi nodded at the same time.
This time it was Yuan Ji who was stunned as he stammered, “The two of you already knew? This is impossible…and…”
He was too stunned to continue. All this while he had thought that they did not know who he was and he dreaded the day that they would find out that he is actually their old master.
Fairy Ye Chengxi averted her eyes shyly, “I already knew that you’re my old master on the first day that we had met.”
Yuan Ji: First day…
Yan’Er was also averting her eyes shyly, “Same here.”
Yuan Ji was stunned. Yan’Er had also recognized him on the very first day?! How was it possible?!
Fairy Ye Chengxi slowly said, “Although I can’t recognize master’s face because you look really different without a beard but all your mannerism is exactly the same as before.”
Yan’Er lowered her head, “That’s right. Even the way you are cursing is exactly the same. If this isn’t obvious enough, you shouldn’t be talking to Guo Taiming. It is because we all know that he is your best friend.”
Yuan Ji was stammering, “I so sorry…I shouldn’t have…lied to all of you…if you know, why didn’t you tell me sooner?”
Fairy Ye Chengxi looked away and she was trembling, “Isn’t it good this way? If I tell you that I had already known then you will still be my old master and not my lord anymore. Do you know that Chengxi has always wanted to be with you?”
Yuan Ji stammered, “Chengxi…”
Shangguan Yan broke into tears, “I always like my old master but I am also afraid of him.”
“Yan’Er…why am I so bad toward you?”
Yuan Ji held them tightly in his embrace, “The two of you are not my core protégés but my beloved consorts now. I am so glad to have the two of you with me!”
Shangguan Yan smiled, “My lord, same here. May Yan’Er asks you something?”
“Who are the two maidens earlier? Are they your new beloved?” Shangguan Yan giggled softly.
Yuan Ji rubbed off the tears on her face as he replied proudly, “Yea! Let me introduce them to the two of you in a little while time.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi asked curiously, “Who are they? My lord never likes to be tied down by anyone.”
Yuan Ji smiled a little bitterly. It was true that he had never liked to be tied down. It was only when he was forced to marry Shangguan Yan by Xia Jiajia that he had finally tied himself down.
“Actually I erm…was captured by them. Haha.”
“Actually we do know who they are. They are Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue, am I right?” Shangguan Yan giggled softly.
Yuan Ji laughed, “You must have recognized them when you are at the Sacred Maiden Ceremony last month.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi gasped, “How did you know?”
“I was actually there.” Yuan Ji laughed. “Chengxi, you are really quite impressive when you are fighting with Jin Yuyun.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi flushed shyly after Yuan Ji had praised her, “My lord is actually there?”
Then she was smiling, “No wonder. I was actually a little surprised when Jin Yuyun and Jian Menghao had suddenly shown up here and told us that you had appointed them as elders here. Now this make sense if you had met them earlier. Jian Menghao had renamed himself as Ji Hao. May we know the story behind it?”
Yuan Ji gave a sheepish look before he smiled awkwardly, “He is my son. Haha.”
“Let me share with the two of you what had happened…starting from how I tried to look for Xue Qianxue and was captured by her…”