The embrace felt quite comfortable and pleasant to the point where Li Qiye, seemingly falling asleep .
Liu Chuqing was bold enough to steal glimpses of him . His eyes were a top target but she wasn’t that audacious just yet so she stared at his brows .
Suddenly, he opened his eyes . There was no impressive aura or visual phenomena but she felt as if his eyes contained a cosmic power - capable of changing the very state of the world .
This feeling was too exaggerated but she told herself that it was indeed the truth . The world turned dark when he closed his eyes and vice versa .
He looked at her, peering through her windows of the soul . She found his gaze looking straight into her heart and mind .
There was a warm yet penetrating sensation . No secrets could be kept from him; everything was laid out in the open .
She couldn’t help but look into his eyes due to the irresistible attraction, almost like a magnet . She found his eyes to be extremely profound, rendering her unable to look away just like a moth drawn to the light .
Her soul seemed to be leaving the body, wanting to fly into his eyes . It didn’t matter if turning to ashes was the outcome . With her soul devoured, she was becoming one with him .
She felt infinitely close with this fusion . The feeling left her heart jubilating with joy; her entire being was under his control yet it was as pleasant as floating among the clouds .
She wanted nothing more than for time to stop for she had fallen into his trap, drowned by his embrace .
Li Qiye had reached an incredible level . He didn’t need any trickery or scheme to conquer a woman . Just his one gaze alone was enough - if he willed it so .
“I know I’m very attractive but you’re drooling right now . ” Li Qiye blew softly into her ear before whispering .
The girl regained her wits, overwhelmed with embarrassment . She felt weak all over as if she had no bones to support her, leaving her limping on his chest . She buried her head deep in there in order to hide her red face .
After a long time, she coquettishly groaned, wanting to get up but Li Qiye held her tight enough that this struggle was futile . She gave up right away because this act of resting on his chest was very pleasant .
She felt happiness, peace, and comfort - this matter wasn’t as scary as she had thought . The initial fear and nervousness have all disappeared, even her shyness was dissipating while listening to his heartbeat .
“Do you know what is the most precious thing in this world?” He leisurely said .
She gently shook her head but still tried to answer: “An invincible treasure or a peerless merit law?”
This was the answer for many cultivators .
“No, it’s the heart . ” Li Qiye stated .
“The heart?” She mumbled and mused .
“Not just any heart but one that is brave enough for self-reflection . Once you dare to face who you and realize your flaws, you will have a fearless heart in the future - the foundation of an immovable dao heart which leads to resolve . Usually, a heart this pure is only found in newborns . ” Li Qiye said sentimentally .
“So a fearless heart leads to having strong resolve . ” She quietly repeated .
“You’ll understand later . ” He smiled, not wanting to elaborate .
Just like that, Liu Chuqing stayed behind to serve him in Great Desolate mountain just like a young wife - innocent and cute .
She had thrown away her status as a pampered princess of Waterfront Pavilion, choosing to stay as an obedient wife .
She never needed to do menial tasks back in her sect but after following him, she started to learn every little thing so that she could do a good job .
During their time together, she slowly found that Li Qiye was nothing like the negative rumors . People said that he was a useless king, a debaucherous tyrant that loves sex more than his own life .
On the contrary, he was very proper when dealing with her, even to the point of being very protective and doting . It didn’t take long for this young girl to fall in love with the domineering man; no cure for a maiden in love .
She loved every second with him, adored being embraced and doted on by him . She thought that everyone else purposely vilified him in order to take his throne . They started false propaganda with that purpose in mind .
In her eyes, Li Qiye was virtually perfect . She would believe just about anything when they came from him . She couldn’t resist the charm of such a supreme existence . There was no escaping once fallen .
“A mortal like me shouldn’t go to the immortal garret…” early in the morning, the old man began to sing . His powerful voice became a part of Nine-linked Mountains .
“That grandpa must be very strong, absorbing the murderous energy every day . ” Liu Chuqing standing next to Li Qiye on the peak praised after hearing the old man .
She has grown used to watching him refine energy and gather firewood each day .
“He himself is not strong, but his dao heart is stronger than the majority of people in Imperial . ” Li Qiye gently shook his head .
“A fearless dao heart?” She asked . The two of them have grown closer in recent days .
Unfortunately, she became a bit absent-minded due to being envious . She was not courageous so she envied those different from her .
“No need for that . ” He chuckled and said: “You are even more amazing than others . Being courageous doesn’t mean possessing a fearless dao heart, two different matters . ”