Chapter 20 – Always Arrogant No Matter The Occasion (2)
-There is no need for discussion!
Demon Emperor Lun Ri commandingly asserted:
-Young master Li can take any one thing from it, provided that you can open the Saint Cave.
-Lun Ri, you are a smart person. Find me when you are ready; I will be taking my leave.
Li Qi Ye turned around and left the Sky Chamber. Yu He had to, once again, unwillingly carry him on his back.
After Li Qi Ye’s departure, an Elder couldn’t help express:
-Your Highness, this decision regarding the Saint Cave felt a bit rushed.
The voice of Lun Ri started again:
-Since our inception, the Saint Cave had always been isolated. No one had successfully opened the cave. This was a good opportunity for us, and it was in line with the patriarch’s will.
-Your Highness, what about the Heavenly Guardians? How come we have never heard of them before? What are they; Heavenly Beast or Eternal Demon?
An Elder curiously inquired.
-I’m not quite sure myself.
Demon Emperor Lun Ri stated.
-Our knowledge and writings regarding the Heavenly Guardians are quite lacking. Only the ancient scroll of the patriarch mentioned something about them. Unless we are at the brink of destruction, they will not activate by themselves. Only the Sect Masters are allowed to see this scroll.
-But they activated their power today.
Another Elder conveyed.
-I do not understand it either, but if they have chosen him, they must have their own reasons for doing so.
Lun Ri replied.
-This kid, he is too scary.
The First Elder opened his mouth:
-According to Yu He, he went through the Chaotic Heart Forest twice, easily. This is truly unthinkable! Now the Heavenly Guardians have chosen him as well, this world really is not fair.
-This is indeed an alarming fact. From our start to finish, we have always focused on cultivating the younger talents. Junior Leng is our strongest in terms of strength, and the princess is the first in terms of raw aptitude, but the Heavenly Guardians did not choose them; instead, they chose a mortal boy with a mortal Physique, mortal Life Wheel, and mortal Fate Palace.
Another Elder lamented.
-Of the numerous things in this world, we cannot understand all of them.
In the end, although Lun Ri felt cheated as well, he could only be acquiesced.
-Your Highness, if he can actually open the Saint Cave, are we really giving him anything he wants?
One Elder inquired.
-That’s right, it was rumored that, in the Saint Cave, there is a big chance of an Immortal Emperor’s Life Treasure hiding in there.
An unwilling Elder exclaimed.
-If he can actually open it, then it is the heaven’s will.
(Nahct: This ‘heaven’s will’ is most likely not the ‘Heaven’s Will’ that allows one to become an Immortal Emperor; hence, left in lower case)
Lun Ri responded:
-According to Elder Sword, none of us, in this generation, would be able to open the Saint Cave. Li Qi Ye had done many unthinkable deeds while he is here; maybe he can open the cave.
After hearing the words “Elder Sword”, no one else dared to open their mouth; because no one within the sect has more power and influence than Elder Sword, including the Sect Master.
-Order that, if any disciples were to reveal what happened today, they would be heavily punished. This is an iron law!
In the end, the Emperor declared.
They do not want outsiders to know too much regarding the Heavenly Guardians.
After Li Qi Ye’s return, they had been moved to a different guest location. It was a place meant for the visiting rulers of Kingdoms and Emperors of Ancient Kingdoms; the highest level of hospitality and respect.
This treatment made Nan Huai Ren and Protector Mo afraid of receiving too much love. They understood it was because of Li Qi Ye that they were able to receive such a warm reception.
They had many questions to ask Li Qi Ye, but they didn’t know where to start. They were afraid of his ability and mystery. They kept staring at him like he was an ancient monster; one that was never seen before. One thing Nan Huai Ren did figure out was that the day when Li Qi Ye went up the statue’s shoulder, it was in preparation for today.
-Say whatever you want to say.
Seeing the master and disciple combo being so uncomfortable and confused, Li Qi Ye was very much amused, sitting in his chair.
Protector Mo opened his mouth like he had something say, but he didn’t know where to start. He was a quiet person anyway, so he gave up and just sat down.
Compared to Protector Mo, Nan Huai Ren was just waiting for the opportunity to ask. He gathered up his courage and stuttered:
-That, that thing, was it successful?
It’s was Li Qi Ye’s turn to be confused; he had no idea what Nan Huai Ren was implying.
-You, you know. The thing about the marriage proposal, marrying princess Li.
-Oh, you are talking about Li Shuang Yuan.
Li Qi Ye chuckled, shook his head and said:
-I did not inquire about this; I did not care about it. She is only a woman, can’t reach the apex.
Li Qi Ye opened his big mouth, and again, Nan Huai Ren was at a loss for words. Remember that Li Shuang Yuan was the prime descendant of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Not only was she beautiful, she also carried an Emperor Physique, Emperor Life Wheel, and most importantly, a Fate Palace of the Saint level. Within the Grand Middle Territory, there were countless young geniuses that wanted to propose to Li Shuang Yuan. However, in the end, Nan Huai Ren realized that he should not question Li Qi Ye’s words.
His eyes turned to the Serpent Punishing Stick instead. This regular wooden stick had beaten a Heaven’s Mandate expert into the ground; it left a deep impression ingrained in Nan Huan Ren’s mind.
-Here, if you want to look at it, go ahead.
Li Qi Ye noticed the peculiar gaze, and generously threw the stick to him.
Nan Huai Ren caught it, held it carefully in his hands, and carefully observed. Even Protector Mo couldn’t contain himself anymore and joined in on the fun. The two analyzed it together.
However, no matter what they did, the only result they could arrive at was that it was only a regular stick.
-This really is the wooden stick from the Grand Chamber, right?
Nan Huai Ren queried.
Li Qi Ye nodded his head.
Nan Huai Ren swallowed and daringly asked Li Qi Ye:
-Senior, can I play around with it?
-Look at your silly self, do whatever you want to do.
Li Qi Ye bursted out laughing.
Nan Huai Ren immediately lifted the stick to the sky and started swinging it around. However, it did not carry the same force and grace like it did in the hand of Li Qi Ye.
-Senior, why is there such a difference between our stick plays?
Nan Huai Ren did not understand how such a regular stick was so magical when it was used by Li Qi Ye.
Li Qi Ye glanced at him and sincerely answered:
-Truly believe and it will happen.
He stopped there; he couldn’t easily explain the mystical truths behind the Serpent Punishing techniques to other people.