The duo saw a world of torrential waves of lava just like a primordial beast . This was an ocean of lava; each wave assaulted like a flood of beasts .
When the tide reached the highest point, it could reach the sky vault and melted through space .
This seemed to be their world, the origin of all the lava . The liquid at the lotus pond seemed to have been leaked from this place .
Alas, the liquid storm was unable to hurt the two of them shrouded with the flame . Perhaps this flame had the same origin as the lava so they wouldn’t hurt each other .
“Go!” Li Qiye shouted and his Heaven Reckon flew out .
“Buzz . ” It circled like a boomerang around the surface, creating ripples in its path and hitting one wave after another .
After loud explosions, a large gap cracked from the ocean as if a monster was emerging .
“Splash!” It was a bridge made out of crimson stones, not by men but perfectly crafted by the heaven and earth .
It crossed straight to the sky, seemingly connecting to another place in the endless universe .
“Go now . ” The ruler had returned to Li Qiye . He gently took her hand as they took their first step on the bridge .
Bingning was obedient and let him touch her own while following him . A sense of security permeated . There was no need for words; Li Qiye had won her trust and was more than reliable enough .
Even if they were at the most perilous location in existence and the sky was falling down, she would still feel safe while holding his hand .
“What? Do you need me to carry you?” He playfully whispered during her brief pause .
She regained her wits and felt her face becoming hotter after hearing this . When she looked at his profound eyes, she found them fatally attractive, rendering others helpless .
She immediately turned away, both bashful and angry at her own lack of self-control . She stomped on her foot and pouted: “Don’t even think about taking advantage of me!”
For some unknown reason, she took solace and found the whole experience quite sweet, chasing away all of her troubles .
‘Let’s go, there is a long way to go . ” He smiled and ignored her permission .
The shy girl let him do as he pleases, revealing a rare bashful appearance . She lowered her head and pink cheeks before following right behind him .
Li Qiye walked towards the far horizon with the help of the bridge . They looked quite slow but each step encompassed the distance of an entire world .
Moreover, each step was quite calculative and deliberate . A dao rune would appear at the bottom of their sole like rippling water . Space itself felt the same fluctuation .
The truth was that the bridge was only acting as a spatial medium for them to travel a far distance . Along the way, she would steal glances at him before looking down .
The normally fearless martial goddess was acting like a young girl . This resulted in a beautiful picture indescribable by words .
Time flowed in this persisting atmosphere . She suddenly wanted time to last forever, hoping that this path would never end .
“You were quite lucky to find that Wintry-flame Flower . ” He spoke and broke this magical yet slightly-suffocating air .
“Your frog led me to a cave with it . ” Bingning answered .
The magical flower that appeared earlier below her feet was named Wintry-flame . It was invaluable due to its cold flame, capable of nullifying other flames .
“It’s not a frog, the name is Myriad, a unique cauldron capable of devouring all fire seeds and alchemy materials in the world . This is on top of being an extremely capable cauldron for refinement . ”
Bingning was quite surprised, not expecting the ugly frog to be so amazing . However, she did find it quite amazing while following it . It traveled freely in the land of the fire source to locations feared by the True Gods . It didn’t give a damn at all swimming through the scorching flame and lava .
“Where is this place?” The journey so far was longer than she expected .
They were far away from that ocean of lava, all the way up in the sky now . There were stars, suns, and moons all over the place . Shooting stars crazily sped through the silver galaxies, some in the shape of maelstroms - a moving scene indeed .
“We’re here for an item . ” Li Qiye smiled and said: “The land of the fire source has this name because the world is only seeing one side of it, the bare surface, the entrance, the mouth of the volcano . Its size is actually beyond imagination . ”He paused for a bit here: “The world thought that the entire land has been connected to the system by Alchemy Immortal, but the reality is that a system can’t accommodate something of this size . Thus, only the entrance is really known at Longevity System . ”
Wu Bingning was completely surprised, not knowing that there were more mysteries to the land of the fire source . After a while, she asked: “You’re coming for the supreme treasure here?”
There were rumors of an unbelievably amazing treasure in this place but not even True Emperors have seen it before .
“Yes and no . ” He gently shook his head: “This fire source is very connected to the treasure . Taking it is not easy at all, that’s why Alchemy Immortal couldn’t do anything despite knowing a little bit about it . ”
“Then how do you know all of this?” She took a good look at him and became skeptical . His knowledge seemed to be much greater than that of an ancestor from Insane Court .
“There aren’t that many things I don’t know in this world . For example, I know that your Martial Ancestor has planted something in your system, not wanting the public to know . ” He smiled and revealed .
“How, how do you know?!” She became startled . This was indeed true, existing only in the records . She wasn’t qualified to know this classified date until after she became the successor .
He replied: “Nothing is new under the sky to me because I’ve read many books . As long as one is knowledgeable enough, they can figure out anything . Seeing a single spot and know that it’s a leopard . It’s just part of deducting . ”
She stared at him, not believing that he had read their system’s ancient scrolls at all . They were stored in a private library blocked off from all outsiders .