Chapter 187: Xiang Li (1)
In the tents of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect;
Ji Yuan was in a jovial mood in his tent and he was surrounded by many known faces; they were all the maidens that he was really familiar with; Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue, Little Princess, Fairy Ye Chengxi, Shangguan Yan, Hua Wuwu, Hua Baiyue, Fang Zhenfei, Shui Sisi and Bai Qianfeng.
And of course Saintess Jian Yuluo.
Right now Ji Yuan was introducing Jian Yuluo to everyone. “She is my Yuxian. And this is…”
It actually took Ji Yuan quite some time for him to finish formally introduce everyone to Saintess Yuluo. It was because Saintess Yuluo would ask everyone politely where they were from and how did they know Ji Yuan.
Saintess Yuluo teased Ji Yuan. “You’re so lucky to have so many lovely maidens to be your friends. I am really comforted now. Ji Yuan, happiness has finally come to you…”
“Haha. Right now, I am the luckiest man in the entire Celestial Realm.” Ji Yuan laughed heartily.
But all of a sudden Saintess Yuluo had collapsed without a word in his arms!
Saintess Fang Zhenfei had immediately examined her pulse and she was shaking her head.
“Jiajia? What has happened to her?” Ji Yuan was asking her panicky.
Shui Xisi and Bai Qianfeng averted their eyes and they were reluctant to tell Ji Yuan the truth. It was because he had been so happy earlier, boasting about his earlier achievements.
Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue, Little Princess, Fairy Ye Chengxi, Shangguan Yan, Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were all smiling as Ji Yuan was boasting about his achievements but now their jovial smiles had changed into a panicky look.
“What is going on?”
“Saintess Yuluo has suddenly fainted…”
“Is she alright?”
Everyone was confused when Saintess Yuluo had collapsed suddenly. Golden celestials especially saints do not collapse without reason. After all, golden celestials are immune to illness and have superb regenerative ability.
Saintess Fang Zhenfei said quietly to Ji Yuan. “It is exactly as I’ve thought. She didn’t actually return to life. She is only living on borrowed time. I can’t explain it. Maybe I shall let Qianfeng explain it?”
She could tell from Bai Qianfeng’s expressions that she knew something about it.
Bai Qianfeng inhaled softly but she dared not look into the eyes of Ji Yuan. “This is only my conjecture. The crystal coffin does not have the ability to revive the dead. It can only enhance the regeneration of the body inside but somehow Saintess Yuluo is able to revive. This means that she has consumed her spiritual seas just to stay alive. Even though her organs now appear to be intact but all her profound channels are void of profound energies. She is unable to absorb any spiritual auras because a dead person is unable to absorb any.”
Ji Yuan was trembling uncontrollably as he looked at everyone. “This is…impossible…Yuxian she is really alive…why are you telling me that she is dead?! Surely we have some miracle pills right that can help her? If she is not alive, how is it possible for her to be here?”
“Miracle pills that can revive the dead do not exist.” Bai Qianfeng said. “Even in the immortal realm, it is almost unheard of…”
Shui Xisi said. “It is not exactly unheard of for people to be revived for a short period of time before dying again. During this period, they will look perfectly healthy and will show great signs of vitality. But it is only because they are consuming the last of their vital life energies in a golden reflection of their last moments of life. I believe that Saintess Yuluo is using her golden reflection time so that she can have a last look at you.”
Ji Yuan cried out in great bitterness. “You are all lying to me, am I right? This…is a joke, am I right? Please tell me that this isn’t the case…”
Saintess Fang Zhenfei muttered sadly, “Sorry. I can’ do a thing…”
Xiang Li was sobbing hard in Ji Yuan’s soul sea. She just could not resist crying when she saw that Ji Yuan was so sad.
“Big Brother, please don’t be so sad anymore…maybe I can help you…”
But Ji Yuan was not paying attention to her because he had now punching his fists on the ground in great bitterness. “Yuxian, we have already been separated for so many times now…300 years ago…the Dream Trial…when you died…now you are finally back but you are only telling me that you are only back for just a little while?! What is the meaning of this?! Please don’t do this to me…”
“Can we come in?” An alluring sweet voice had suddenly interrupted Ji Yuan from outside the tent and a couple had suddenly walked into the tent uninvited.
The man was very tall, beardless and handsome looking while the maiden was absolutely alluring.
Ji Yuan was startled when he saw them. “Brother Lu?”
Ling Feiyue had also recognized Lu Qingyun but she could only raise her hands to bow politely as she was too distraught to say a word.
When Bai Qianfeng saw Lu Qingyun, she was secretly startled. It was because this man seemed to give her a very familiar feeling…
Lu Qingyun smiled as he said politely. “I am here with my cultivation partner Fan Yuqing. We saw your fight earlier and it is really impressive. Before we can aid you, you have already settled the fight.”
“Sister Yuqing!” Shui Xisi and Saintess Fang Zhenfei greeted at the same time.
Ji Yuan was startled that Jiajia and Shui Xisi know Lu Qingyun’s cultivation partner.
Fan Yuqing smiled. “It seems that we are interrupting a sad moment.” Then she looked at Saintess Yuluo who was in Ji Yuan’s arms. “This maiden here…mmm…she is both dead and alive at the same time.”
Saintess Fang Zhenfei nodded. “She is actually dead.”
“Why don’t you bring her back to life then?” Fan Yuqing asked curiously. “Or you’re letting your Ji Yuan be heartbroken for the rest of his life?”
Saintess Fang Zhenfei muttered weakly, “Sister Yuqing really likes to joke. Bringing someone back to life is beyond our means.”
“Mmm, is that so?” Fan Yuqing said casually. “Yun’Er, why don’t you go and take a look at her?”
Lu Qingyun nodded and said to the distraught Ji Yuan. “May I?”
Ji Yuan nodded quietly and allowed Lu Qingyun to examine Saintess Yuluo’s wrist. While examining her wrist, Lu Qingyun was looking intently at Ji Yuan.
After a while Lu Qingyun said as he looked at Ji Yuan. “She is indeed beyond hope.”
Ji Yuan: …
“You seem to care deeply for her?” Lu Qingyun asked.
“Of course I do!” Ji Yuan bitterly said. “Can’t you tell?”
“You have a sentient spirit entity inside your soul sea. Can you invite her to come out to have a little chat with us?” Lu Qingyun said.
“How do you know that I have a sentient spirit in my soul sea?” Ji Yuan was frowning. “And why do you want to chat with Xiang Li for? You can chat with me directly…”
Saintess Fang Zhenfei gently patted Ji Yuan on his shoulder. “It is alright. They are friends. Can we invite Xiang Li out for a while?”
Ji Yuan nodded. “Brother Lu, please pardon me for my rudeness. I was not thinking straight. Xiang Li, can you please come out for a while?”
When Xiang Li appeared, almost everyone who had already known her was stunned. It was because Xiang Li had turned from an eighteen year maiden to a sixteen year maiden.
Xue Qianxue gasped softly, “Xiang Li, what has happened to you?!”
Xiang Li giggled with a perplexed look. “Nothing has happened to me. Did something happen to me?”
“You look younger now…”
“How come you are younger now?”
Ji Yuan frowned. “Xiang Li, can you change back to your original look? You look almost like a lolita now.”
Xiang Li muttered weakly, “I am always like this. I can’t change my form or appearances.”
Ji Yuan: …
You are obviously more mature looking in the Lotus Sword Mansion. What do you mean that you can’t change your form…Xiang Li, I don’t have that kind of a fetish…
Xiang Li had heard Ji Yuan in his soul sea so she giggled back. “I don’t know why but this sort of thing always happens to me.”
Lu Qingyun stared at Xiang Li for a while before he smiled quietly. “Hello, I am Lu Qingyun.”
Xiang Li chuckled. “Hello, I am Xiang Li. I know you and your cultivation partner. You are in the Lotus Sword Mansion Trials at that time. There are also five big sisters with you too.”
Lu Qingyun laughed heartily, “That is good to hear. Xiang Li, do you know who you are?”
Xiang Li giggled, “I am Xiang Li.”
Lu Qingyun laughed. “Then do you know who I am?”
Xiang Li blinked her eyes. “No…”
Lu Qingyun laughed heartily. “You may not know who you are truly but I do know you for a very time…I have you in my memories…or rather in my sealed memories…”
“But before that first…” Lu Qingyun had taken out a golden box carefully and said to Ji Yuan. “This is a sixth rank miracle pill that can revive even the dead. You can give it to Saintess Yuluo. This is our gift to you.”
Ji Yuan was stunned. “You are not kidding with me?”
Not only was Ji Yuan stunned but everyone else was also.
“Sixth rank divine pill?”
“A miracle pill that can revive the dead?”
“Is it possible?”
Fan Yuqing laughed softly. “You are in luck. My Yun’Er is a high level alchemist and he can concoct sixth rank divine pills. As for this life revival divine pill, it is the only one of its kind in the entire Celestial Realm.”
Ji Yuan quickly asked. “What do you want in return for this pill?” Even if he were to trade his immortal sword, he was willing to do so. He knew that Lu Qingyun was a sword cultivator as well and he may probably covet his immortal sword.
Fan Yuqing laughed. “Didn’t my Yun’Er already say that you can give it to Saintess Yuluo?”
Ji Yuan stammered. “This is a sixth rank divine pill and sixth rank divine pills are all priceless miracle pills. Are you really sure about this?”
Fan Yuqing replied coolly. “Feifei and Sisi are both my real sisters and they have been taking good care of my group while we are at the Desolate Celestial Fraternity. Consider this our gift.”
Ji Yuan widened his eyes, “What? You are Jiajia’s sister?!”
Although he had heard them addressing each other as sisters but it was because he had thought they were just being amicable. He had never expected that they would be real sisters.
Fan Yuqing chuckled as she knocked her fist on Ji Yuan’s forehead. “And you are my dear brother-in-law. Got it? So hurry and give it to your Saintess Yuluo.”
Fang Zhenfei and Shui Xisi were both smiling at the same time. “Our sister is indeed too generous to Ji Yuan.”
Ji Yuan quickly opened up the golden box to reveal a shining pill that seemed to condense the light. With trembling fingers he put it into Saintess Yuluo’s mouth.
Please. Let his work please. He was silently praying.
After a few moments of eager anticipations, Saintess Yuluo had slowly opened her eyes in Ji Yuan’s embrace. “Ji Yuan…I am not dead yet?”
Ji Yuan laughed as he examined her pulses; this time he could feel the profound energies that were circulating in her body. “Yuxian…you won’t die now. We will always be together from now on.”
Saintess Yuluo smiled quietly. “That…is…good…”
Xiang Li was absolutely delighted as she clapped her hands joyfully. She turned to ask Lu Qingyun with a jovial chuckle. “So can you tell me who I am now?”
“Not yet.” Lu Qingyun had suddenly turned to Bai Qianfeng to say. “Brother Ji Yuan, you seem to have a dangerous mole here.”
All of sudden there was a shimmering phantom form a young girl that had appeared next to Lu Qingyun and she was pointing her fingers at Bai Qianfeng. “She is the Abyssal Null Goddess, an Almighty of one of the twelve citadels of the Ancient Fortress. Although she has hidden her desolate aura but I am still able to remember her.”
Lu Qingyun chuckled softly as he introduced the phantom young girl. “This is Xingxin, my sentient spirit entity.”
Immediately, Fan Yuqing, Shui Xisi and Saintess Fang Zhenfei had unsheathed their divine swords and had pointed their swords at Bai Qianfeng!
Bai Qianfeng hummed coldly, “I know that I can’t hide my identity for long, especially from the daughters of the Great God Pangu…”
Ji Yuan quickly jumped in front of Bai Qianfeng to say coolly, “Actually, I have already known who she is. Desolate Immortal or not, does it matter? She is my woman!”
Bai Qianfeng gasped softly, “My lord…”
Even Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Little Princess were shocked. They had always thought that Bai Qianfeng was only an immortal cultivator but today they had learnt that she was actually a desolate immortal, an enemy to all the cultivators.
Although they were shocked but they had all standing around Bai Qianfeng with a look of determination in their eyes; Bai Qianfeng is their sister and they have all formed their golden cores because of her guidance!
Bai Qianfeng looked at them with soft murmur. “Everyone…”
Ji Yuan raised his sword and said. “So if anyone wants to take away her life or take her away from me then I will put up a nasty fight. Even if that someone is also the person that I love.”
Saintess Fang Zhenfei sighed softly as she put away her divine sword. “I think if this Abyssal Null Goddess wants to harm you or anyone, she would have done so a long time ago. Therefore I choose to believe the two of you.”
Shui Xisi shot Bai Qianfeng a cautious look before putting her sword away as well. “Well, if my sister says so…”
Fan Yuqing had also put away her sword. “I don’t think their feelings can be faked too.”
Lu Qingyun said to Ji Yuan. “Please pardon us. We didn’t know that you have known about her identity.”
Bai Qianfeng stared at Lu Qingyun as she trembled, “You are a desolate immortal too, am I right? And you are a high ranking one too…”
Lu Qingyun laughed, “Who I am is no longer important anymore. The most important thing is, we are on the same side now. Do you agree with me?”
Bai Qianfeng hesitated as she turned to look at Saintess Fang Zhenfei, Shui Xisi, Fan Yuqing before returning her look to Lu Qingyun. “I am against this Metamorph Project. This is not our warrior way. And yes, we are now on the same side…”