Chapter 850: Returning to Three Saint Island
Along the way, Jian Chen and the Heavenly Enchantress killed a dozen or so Saint Ruler corpses before finally leaving the pit.
Standing on the edge of the Lunastron Pit, Jian Chen stared down into it sternly. He relaxed slightly and said, “It’s fortunate that those living corpses didn’t catch up, or we’ll only be able to escape in a horrible shape. Are the corpses at the bottom of the Lunastron Pit unable to leave it?”
Jian Chen pondered for a while, before gently shaking his head. He no longer thought about these questions. Instead, he looked around but he did not find Rui Jin or Hei Yu.
“I wonder how seniors Rui Jin and Hei Yu are right now. I hope they are fine.” Jian Chen murmured. He was also slightly worried for the two of them. After all, they had helped him before, Rui Jin in particular. Without their help, Jian Chen probably would not have been able to obtain so much priceless Dragon’s Saliva.
Jian Chen stood where he was and hesitated slightly. Afterward, he turned to the Heavenly Enchantress and said, “Heavenly Enchantress, our objective for coming to the Fantasy Star Ocean has been completed. It’s about time we return.”
Currently, the Heavenly Enchantress had already calmed down completely. She did not pursue the matter of Jian Chen’s immoral actions but he felt like she had become colder and colder.
When he first gifted the Dragon’s Saliva to her, he could clearly feel that the Heavenly Enchantress had gained a rather good impression of him. But now, that impression was completely gone. Jian Chen could only groan inwardly.
The simple Zither of the Demonic Cry had appeared in the Heavenly Enchantress’s hands again. It was as if she felt uncomfortable all over if she was not carrying it. She gently rubbed the strings with the elegant fingers of her right hand and with her back to Jian Chen, she said coldly, “Remember, forget that matter completely. Do not mention it again in the future or I won’t be going easy on you.” With that, the Heavenly Enchantress did not wait for a reply. Her feet left the ground and she flew toward the outskirts of the Fantasy Star Ocean at a low altitude.
Jian Chen sighed secretly. Afterward, a forced smile appeared on his face. The memory had already been engraved into his mind. How was he supposed to forget it?
Moving slightly, Jian Chen cast the Illusionary Flash, following closely behind the Heavenly Enchantress. Now that he had found the Dragon’s Saliva, he needed to return to the Fantasy Star Ocean to help Changyang Zu Yunkong.
The two of them left the Fantasy Star Ocean. Now that their strengths had increased greatly, the dense mist around the ocean no longer posed any threat to them. They were able to pass through it without any difficulty
As soon as they emerged from the mist, the Heavenly Enchantress immediately became a blur that flew off into the distance with unbelievable speed. She disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving Jian Chen behind, who still floated outside the mist.
Looking at the direction in which she disappeared off to, Jian Chen shook his head helplessly. He knew that this matter had affected the Heavenly Enchantress greatly. He then fused with the surrounding space and used Spatial Force to hurry along.
Jian Chen directly flew back to Three Saint Island according to the route in his memory.
Two figures flew over from the distance. They were the two disciples of the Heavenly Enchantress, Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue.
“Master Jian Chen, you’ve finally returned. Four years have passed since your departure with the island mistress. It’s caused us quite some worry over whether the island mistress has met a bad end or not.” Xiao Qian spoke from afar. Her voice was clear and pleasant just like a lark’s.
“Right, master Jian Chen, did you encounter any dangers on your journey to the Fantasy Star Ocean? Why did the island mistress behave so irregularly when she returned, as if she was a completely different person?” Xiao Yue asked. Her face was filled with worry and concern.
“How did your island mistress behave irregularly?” Jian Chen asked curiously.
“As soon as the mistress returned, she entered the back mountain to go into seclusion. She paid no attention to us and did not reply to us no matter how we called at her. Jian Chen, you must tell me honestly. In these years that you have spent with the island mistress, just what has happened to her?” Xiao Qian’s face was filled with the feeling of being wronged. When she reached the end of her words, she immediately became stern and her gaze toward Jian Chen had even become filled with some threat.
Jian Chen chuckled. “From this trip, your island mistress has gained quite some things. Her strength has increased by quite a lot. She must want to consolidate her cultivation with how she went straight into seclusion when she returned. You don’t need to worry, and you don’t need to disturb your island mistress.”
“Is that so? Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Master’s strength is becoming greater and greater now.”
The two of them immediately became excited with what Jian Chen had said.
“Right, master Jian Chen, have you found the hundred-thousand-year Dragon’s Saliva?” Xiao Yue asked next.
“Fortunately, it all went well. I’ve obtained the Dragon’s Saliva. We can now get the patriarch to break through to Saint Ruler successfully,” Jian Chen said.
“That’s wonderful. That pitiful person can finally reach Saint Ruler. As long as he breaks through successfully, the pain he suffers will be greatly reduced,” Xiao Qian said. She was extremely happy.
“Yeah. Because of that seal in his mind from all those years ago, he has indeed suffered great pains. Even we did not have the heart to watch on. It’s fine now, he can finally be freed. Alright, let’s not talk anymore. Master Jian Chen, you should quickly make him consume the Dragon’s Saliva and let him break free from his painful torture a little sooner.” Xiao Yue was also extremely happy. Her smile was rather sincere.
Even though Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue were Saint Rulers, they had always lived on the harmonious Three Saint Island. Very rarely did they ever leave the island, which allowed a sliver of genuity and kindness to remain in their hearts. They had not been corrupted by the disputes and deceptions present everywhere on the Tian Yuan Continent.
With Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue accompanying him, they arrived at Changyang Zu Yunkong’s hole. They found him sleeping on a stone bed with a disheveled appearance.
Xiao Yue said, “In order to decrease his pain, we used the music from zithers to make him sleep. Master Jian Chen, please wait a little.” She then turned to Xiao Qian. “Junior, let’s wake him up. Play the soul-comforting melody.”
“Yes senior.” Xiao Qian immediately sat down with her legs crossed. She gently caressed the strings of her zither with her elegant hands and played a gentle tune.
Xiao Yue’s fingers also touched the strings of her zither, using a unique method to wake Changyang Zu Yunkong from his slumber.
Changyang Zu Yunkong slowly sat up from the stone bed. He said with his ancient voice, “Sigh, how long have I slept this time?”
Jian Chen immediately walked up and pulled out some Dragon’s Saliva from his Space Ring. “Grandfather, it all went well. I’ve obtained Dragon’s Saliva that is aged beyond a hundred thousand years.”
Changyang Zu Yunkong saw the half-a-meter long grass in Jian Chen’s hand. He immediately became excited, extending his trembling hand to accept the Dragon’s Saliva. He mumbled excitedly, “Dragon’s Saliva, Dragon’s Saliva! This really is Dragon’s Saliva! Fantastic, the seal in my mind can finally be suppressed! I finally have the chance of becoming a Saint Ruler.”
Changyang Zu Yunkong carefully cupped the Dragon’s Saliva in his hand. With the glistening of tears in his eyes, he said, “Grandson, I never thought you’d actually succeed in obtaining Dragon’s Saliva from the Fantasy Star Ocean. It must have been a very dangerous journey.”
Jian Chen smiled. “Grandfather, haven’t I returned safe and sound? Let’s not talk about this for now, quickly use the Dragon’s Saliva to suppress the seal in your mind and reach Saint Ruler. Grandfather will also obtain another two thousand years of longevity. I will find a way to remove the seal from your mind in the future.”
Jian Chen and Changyang Zu Yunkong conversed slightly as grandfather and grandson, before Jian Chen left the cave. He waited for Changyang Zu Yunkong to break through to Saint Ruler. Meanwhile, Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue remained in the cave, playing to the soul-comforting melody to assist Changyang Zu Yunkong’s breakthrough.
Outside the cave, Jian Chen sat on a large rock. He observed the movements within the cave nervously. He was not of any help for his grandfather’s breakthrough; all he could do was pray silently and guard this place to prevent any people from creating disturbances.
At this very moment, Jian Chen’s eyes suddenly narrowed. He suddenly raised his head and looked into the distance; there was a figure flying over with extreme speeds, his target being Three Saint Island.
“Saint Ruler!” Jian Chen became rather stern and thought. “Grandfather is in a crucial stage. Xiao Yue and Xiao Qian need to play the soul-comforting melody so they can’t leave at all. This is definitely not the time for any disturbances to occur.” Jian Chen disappeared with a flash, reappearing over a thousand meters away. His legs did not stop; stepping mid-air and traveling toward the figure who flew over.
Jian Chen blocked the person five kilometers from the island. It was a white-robed, handsome young man, who seemed to be around his own age.
When he saw the person’s appearance clearly, Jian Chen’s heart jumped. The image of the handsome man who publically tried to woo the Heavenly Enchantress back when he entered the holy land of the Mercenary City, prince Bi Jian, immediately appeared in his head. The young man before Jian Chen was exactly him.
Being blocked by Jian Chen, Bi Jian fell into an extremely bad mood. However, he was also able to tell that Jian Chen was a Saint Ruler, someone with the same cultivation as him.
“Sir, who are you?” Bi Jian glared at Jian Chen as he growled. His tone was not friendly.
“Sir, who I am is not important. What is important is that you can’t enter Three Saint Island right now. Please wait outside for a few days,” Jian Chen clasped his hands at Bi Jian and said with an indifferent tone.
With that, Bi Jian’s face darkened. He said, “How presumptuous. You dare block the way of me, prince Bi Jian? You must be tired of living. I am old friends with the mistress of the island. If I want to enter the island, a nobody like you has no right in saying yes or no. Get out of the way immediately, or don’t blame me for being impolite with you.”
Jian Chen’s face also darkened slightly. He said coldly, “Sir, you can’t enter the island right now. Please wait a few days.”
A rather angry light flickered in Bi Jian’s eyes. He sneered coldly. “I’ve never heard that there’s someone like you on the Three Saint Island. Perhaps something has happened on the island for you to block me like this?” With that, Bi Jian seemed to realize something. He decided to no longer speak with Jian Chen, flashing past him and flying toward Three Saint Island.
Jian Chen used the Illusionary Flash and left behind a blur as he flew ahead of Bi Jian with an extremely fast speed. He blocked Bi Jian once again and said, “Sir, please stay here!”
“Move!” Bi Jian yelled. He was worried if anything had happened to Three Saint Island. He did not want to have a meaningless conversation with Jian Chen anymore, directly hurling a fist at him.