The gorgeous scene was beyond words, thanks to the three ladies .
“Venerable First Brother, looks like you’re not only good at alchemy, medicine, and pill-making . ” Miaozhen blinked and smiled: “Your cultivation is also number one, the strongest in history, my admiration for you is endless like the surging current of a great river…” 
She spewed a barrage of praises at him .
He playfully patted her head in response: “Venerable this, venerable that, I’m at my prime, don’t treat me like I’m old . ”
“Yes, of course . ” She flared her nose and continued: “First Brother is still so young, so handsome and gallant, the number one bachelor under heaven…”
“How are you not nauseous?” Yalan was speechless .
Miaozhen ignored this and blinked cutely with a mischievous smirk: “Why should I? We’re family, just playing around . As long as First Brother teaches me one or two invincible arts, I’ll say even more nauseating stuff . ”
“So that’s her goal . ” The obedient Shaoyao smiled .
Li Qiye pinched Miaozhen’s nose and shook his head: “There are no invincible arts, only invincible people . Once you reach that level, all of your techniques will be invincible . Even simple ones like Black Tiger Strike can destroy the gods . ”
“Wow, you are so cool, First Brother . Everyone, look, he can say such domineering comments so effortlessly . ” Miaozhen smiled cutely .
“Are you itchy for a beating? Think I won’t teach you a lesson?” Li Qiye slapped her butts and scolded .
She looked like a cat that had its tail stepped on and instantly jumped back, completely blushed while glaring at him: “First Brother, you’re teasing me on top of not teaching us the ultimate arts . ”
“You deserve it . ” Yalan chuckled in a kingdom-toppling manner: “Only First Brother can deal with a demoness like you . ”
Miaozhen glared at Yalan in response: “Siding with your man against your family already? At least wait until after marriage . ”
Yalan lost in this verbal contest and became embarrassed again .
“Looks like I’m missing out on the fun . ” A leisure voice came from the sky .
Longevity Sage was floating over . The three sisters immediately corrected their manners after seeing their master . Nevertheless, the atmosphere remained festive .
The sage wasn’t old-fashioned so she waved her whisker, gesturing for them carry on: “I heard you all talking about marriage? Which one is marrying First Brother? Or all three? That would be best since we shouldn’t let our fertile water flow into others’ field . I don’t want to marry my three cute disciples to outsiders . ”
“Master, you’re teasing us too . ” The three sisters coquettishly pouted and ran away like the wind .
This left only Li Qiye and Longevity Sage . She stared at them leaving and smiled: “Who do you pick, or all three of my disciples?”
Li Qiye stretched and casually placed his hand around her shoulder: “How about packing up all four? I’ll take everything . ”
She gave him the side-eye in response: “Only in your dream . ”
“Nevermind then . ” He smiled and shrugged .
She gently shook her head . Of course, she was kidding too .
“Alright, let’s go in . We have prepared everything but it is up to you whether you can take it or not . There’s nothing else we can do . ” Her expression became serious .
“Don’t worry, I always get everything I want . Plus, I’m perfectly confident in this endeavor . ” He remained carefree .
She smiled back and flicked her whisker, leading the way for Li Qiye .
The two of them walked side-by-side deeper into the valley . As they infiltrated farther, the place became more desolate with no one else in sight . This was a forbidden ground . Not to mention outsiders, even the important members of the valley might not have entry permission .
“You want to go up to Imperial?” She eventually asked .
“Want me to hang around?” He chuckled .
“Our little ladies don’t want you to . They’ll miss you, and our valley welcomes you here . ” The sage answered with a smile .
“And you?” He teased .
“This again? It’s not like you’re actually staying . ” She glared back .
“Freedom with being single . The world is large, no need to shackle yourself . When you have too many things you care about, you will lose the courage to move forward, the guts to abandon everything else . Emotionlessness is an answer to having too many emotions, the best choice . ”
She sighed, aware that a dragon like Li Qiye wouldn’t hang around . He would definitely soar above the nine firmaments with his name going down in history .
How could someone like him be willing to stay at one sect? He would cease to be Li Qiye at that point, no longer possessing the same charisma and charm .
“Right . ” She smiled wryly: “But this is my limit, I don’t have the same insight and vision as you . ”
“You have done an amazing job . Isn’t Longevity Valley flourishing and passing on?” He said .
“Only okay at best, completely insignificant compared to the work of the progenitor . I’ve simply contributed a little bit despite trying the hardest . ” She gently shook his head .
“Progenitors have their own sky, and you have your own world . ” He said: “No need to envy or think about it, just continue on the path of self-improvement . For many people, progenitors are unreachable, but to them, this is only a beginning . They have a long way to go, far from reaching the desired level of perfection . ”
“That’s the future of progenitors . ” She murmured .
Li Qiye fixed her fluttering, beautiful hair: “It’s better not to envy others . Doing so will make you happier, and also, ignorance is bliss . Pursuing a few things might take you to a higher level, but at that point, you might find that it’s not the place you want to be . Only darkness and death await . ”
She stared at him seriously and asked: “Then what is your pursuit? Simply becoming a progenitor? Don’t say yes because I don’t buy it . ”
“Then what do you think I’m pursuing?” He couldn’t help but smile .
It took a while before she answered: “I don’t know, but at least it’s not becoming a progenitor . In my mind, you’re already at that level . Your pursuit must be unimaginable . So far, Myriad is only a place you’re passing by, you weren’t born here and didn’t grow up here . So no one, no system, is worthy of remembrance . ”
She knew that he was only a visitor to this world, a matter unbeknown to others . He didn’t care about this world, so he could destroy any lineage and system .
“Intelligent women are so attractive and likable . You’re a rare breed . ” Li Qiye stroked her hair .
“It’s not enough to seduce you . No one in this world can place a shackle on you beside yourself . ” She smiled beautifully .
“You make it sound like I’m an insane egomaniac . ” Li Qiye was amused .
“Isn’t that the case?” She revealed a slightly flirty smile . Keep in mind that she had a transcending aura, so this addition was truly captivating, enough to make people drunk and bewildered with infatuation .
Only Li Qiye could enjoy this beautiful scene .
“I'll take that as a compliment . ” He said .
She smiled and extended her delicate hand . The two then walked deeper into the valley with their hands clasped .
1 . Using Venerable as a noun for an old, respected person in this case .