“Who are you?”
The young purple-armored man called Leng Wuxue checked Yin Qingsi up and down in confusion. The girl was unfamiliar to him. He had never seen her before but she knew his name and was crystal clear about his status and identity.
He was more impressed with how beautiful she was. But was she blind? How could he have never heard of a breathtaking young lady of this age at such a high realm? It was not surprising that he would find it strange.
“You don’t have the right to know who I am!”
Yin Qingsi strolled over. She seemed relaxed, not afraid of Leng Wuxue at all. She couldn’t see with her eyes but she could use psychic power, which was why she could walk freely. Not only didn’t she have any difficulties in walking around, her gaits were actually light and her posture graceful and appealing.
While walking, she continued, “Go back to ask Leng Wushang and Leng Wuxin and you will understand who I am. Or, you may go to your father Leng Tian’ao and ask him. I think he knows me. Off you go now. I don’t want to kill more people.”
Yin Qingsi’s tone was so plain that she appeared to be an innocent girl muttering to herself during a walk. However, her words carried strong power. It was as if she was a young lady scolding her domestic servant.
It just so happened that Leng Wuxue was intimidated by her imposing manner. He was in fear. Something was coming to his mind. Pointing to Yin Qingsi, he said, “You are that Blin…”
There was a long passageway between them but she turned her blind eyes to Leng Wuxue. Her facial expressions grew colder. Leng Wuxue was frightened. He waved his hands and said in a jittery, “I will go. I will go right now!”
He used his saber to cut open a passageway to the right and then fled in embarrassment like a scared rabbit. He was gone in a blink.
Yin Qingsi returned to her normal self. She walked into toward Lu Li and said, “Young Master Lu, here we meet again. You are a bold person, courageous enough to attempt for a breakthrough here in the Prison of Gold. Ha, ha!”
Lu Li didn’t reply. He put away the Token of Blood Emperor. He had spoken for too long that some energy from the Rising Dragon Grass had begun to vanish. He could not afford to be distracted again.
“That Blood Emperor has retired from society for more than 1000 years!”
Yin Qingsi took out a piece of white cloth to put on the ground and she lifted her dress to sit down. She didn’t look at Lu Li but continued, “So, for the old guys, the Token of Blood Emperor can work magic. But for the young people, not many knew about him. Leng Wuxue is only a young master from a branch of the Leng Family. He is qualified to be called talented but he is not valued in the Leng Family. Hence, he doesn’t know about Blood Emperor.”
Lu Li nodded. However, he still spoke no words. Yin Qingsi went on with a smile, “I will try to offer you some protection for a couple of days. Relax and aim for your breakthrough to the Noble Lord Realm. I’ve got this.”
The last three words from her calmed Lu Li down. For some reason, he trusted this young lady. Maybe it was because of her pure looks, or her eyes with no filth and as clear as those of a baby. He felt reassured with her.
Similarly, the first time Yin Qingsi met him, she trusted him without reservation. There was a magical understanding and feeling between the two.
Lu Li cleared his mind of anything else but reaching the Noble Lord Realm. He took all the energy from the Rising Dragon in.
Two days later, his abdomen shone in a silver light. The Bead of Life was complete. What surprised and amazed Lu Li was—a faint silver dragon mark was on the outside of his Bead of Life. The silver dragon rested on the surface as if it had always been there.
“I made it. I have finally reached the Noble Lord Realm!”
Lu Li was excited. Noble Lord Realm, a realm that was out of reach to him a few years ago. Back then, at the Northern Desert, the most powerful he knew was of the Noble Lord Realm, a realm Zi Huanqiao, the King of the Heaven Martial Kingdom was at. Several years ago, for Lu Li, Zi Huanqiao was the king above the masses and he was none other than a civilian at the bottom…
Foundation, fate, and change!
By reaching the Noble Lord Realm, he had set on the real path to become a powerful warrior. He had started to see his fate changing. But how far he could go would be dependent on his luck.
He was given a chance to change his destiny. The broad wide road to heaven was accessible to him.
The moment when Lu Li’s Bead of Life was complete, Yin Qingsi, who had remain seated with her legs crossed, suddenly opened her eyes. She turned to Lu Li’s abdomen. A glint of confusion and curiosity rose but she asked nothing and closed her eyes again in meditating.
Lu Li didn’t open his eyes. It was not common for him to have a free body guard. He must make the best of the chance to stabilize his realm.
A beard well lathered is half shaved! It was true that he must reach the Central Imperial Universe within half a year and join the Leng Family so as not to be poisoned to death. Nevertheless, he could afford a couple more days. The stronger he was, the more likely he could survive.
He began to cultivate Xuan Energy and channel Xuan Energy into his Bead of Life to nurture it like it was an infant. When the Bead of Life became more refined and compact, it would be stable enough not to collapse or be damaged easily.
He cultivated for five days before he opened his eyes and stopped. For one thing, he became hungry. For another, he felt sorry for Yin Qingsi being his body guard. Also, he was on a tight schedule and could not stay any longer.
“Why don’t you cultivate for a couple of more days? Your Bead of Life is not yet completely stable.”
Yin Qingsi opened her eyes. She took out some fruits from her ring and handed to Lu Li. She was very natural with this action as if they had been friends for years.
Lu Li enjoyed the fruit and drank some water. Then, he said with a bitter smile, “To completely stabilize it, I will need a few more months. That is time…I don’t have!”
He diverted from the topic and asked, “How did you get away from those three Human Sovereign Realm warriors? Well… do you blame me for running away on my own?”
Yin Qingsi stroke her hair. She shook her head and said, “Ha, you and I have met by chance. You are kind enough to help me out but it is well within reason for you to leave. I am not some ungrateful soul that knew no reason. I will never be able to repay the kindness you have done to me.”
“There is no debt. You have saved my life. Now we are even.”
Lu Li was not a man that would be entangled in this sort of matter. Yin Qingsi didn’t go further on this topic. She said, “Qi Ming and the other two didn’t have the ability to kill me just yet. One of them was actually crippled by me. The world is boring. There are always people out there trying to murder you or destroy you. You may not have messed up with others. Nevertheless, there will be others trying to kill you so that you won’t be a threat to them down the road. Young Master Lu, why do you think that is?”
Lu Li was taken aback. Yin Qingsi was powerful beyond his imagination. She was faced with three enemies on her own and two of them were at the middle stage of the Human Sovereign Realm. Still, they were defeated by her. But he came to terms with this fact given that Yin Qingsi was of a miraculous birth.
He didn’t try to get to the root of the matter. He spent some time thinking about her question while eating the last piece of the fruit. With a sigh, he answered, “There is no reason. The world is without reason. If you want reasons, you need to be strong, to be able to go above everyone else. Then…everything you say will be the rules.”
Yin Qingsi was stunned by his words. After a while, she giggled and said, “Young Master Lu, you make perfect sense. I have met many people but you, Young Master Lu, is one of the most marvelous.”
Yin Qingsi looked wonderful when she smiled, as amazing as Lu Ling. The only pity was that there was no life in her eyes, which had diminished a sense of wittiness from her.
Even so, Lu Li lost himself in her smile. He couldn’t help but exclaim, “Young Lady Yin, you are one of the most stunning ladies I have met as well. Alas, it is such a shame that the heaven is envious of you…”