“Go climb it . ” Li Qiye gave Jiahui a glance and commended .
“Climb it?” She pointed at herself then the mountain before stammering: “Me-me? Going up the divine mountain?”
“Yes, carry me up there . ” Li Qiye slowly closed his eyes .
Jiahui’s vision darted back and forth between her and Li Qiye, thinking that he might be joking despite his serious expression .
No one has been able to do so for millions of years now . Even the strongest member of Mountguard couldn’t do so, let alone an ordinary disciple like her . Moreover, she needed to carry Li Qiye too?
“I, I can’t do it . I think I’ll be turned into a mist of blood before reaching the halfway ridge . ” She said without confidence .
“That’s why you have me on your back . ” Li Qiye said insipidly .
The girl didn’t know what to do . This wasn’t an issue of lacking confidence or having low self-esteem, just a matter of abilities and being realistic .
“My insignificant cultivation can’t withstand the suppression from the mountain . ” She added, knowing that even their sect’s Eternals powerful Eternals couldn’t do it .
“That’s irrelevant . What’s important here is whether you have enough determination and will to do so . The suppression won’t fall upon you . ” Li Qiye said .
She had no response due to lacking enough information about the divine mountain . This lack of knowledge extended to the rest of the sect .
“Can you do it? Do you have what it takes to pass this mental trial?” Li Qiye opened his eyes and asked .
She has never thought about this matter before due to its impossible nature for an ordinary disciple like her .
An attempt should be left for the seniors of the sect so Li Qiye’s request completely caught her off guard .
“To live a boring life of adequacy or to risk it all for one shot . Your choice . ” Li Qiye ended with this and closed his eyes .
“Fine, I’ll, I’ll do it! I will climb the mountain!” She took a deep breath and gritted her teeth after a long silence .
Li Qiye seemed to be asleep and didn’t hear her answer .
“What?! You want to climb up there?” Zhiting was shocked to hear Jiahui’s decision .
“I’ll be carrying the young noble . ” Jiahui has made up her mind and wouldn’t listen to anyone .
Zhiting instinctively stared at the slumbering Li Qiye, realizing that it was his idea .
“I’ll go with you . ” She took a deep breath and nodded . She couldn’t let Jiahui go by herself due to the arduous task .
Jiahui shook her head and didn’t say anything .
“Then I’ll accompany you to the foot of the mountain . ” Zhiting conceded .
Jiahui agreed and went to report this to her master .
“Insanity! Such foolishness!” Her master instantly scolded after hearing about her intent to climb the divine mountain on top of carrying a cripple .
This was nothing short of being suicidal because he himself wouldn’t be able to do it .
Alas, Jiahui maintained her stance and her master couldn’t stop her . There was no rule forbidding disciples from climbing up the mountain . The only deterrence in place was the fear of death .
“Don’t you know that once you fail to resist the suppression, it will turn you into blood?” Her master said with a grave tone .
She quietly nodded and didn’t tell him about Li Qiye .
Seeing his disciple as stubborn as a donkey prompted him to convene with several other elders . They eventually allowed her to do so in accordance with the sect’s rules .
“The elders have agreed . Your life is in your own hand . ” Her master helplessly said: “It’s not too late to drop this . You have improved recently and showed great potential for a bright future, no need to throw your life away . ”
He believed that there could only be one outcome - death for both her and Li Qiye . It was fine for a crippled mortal to die but a disciple like Jiahui dying would be such a waste . He had such high hopes for her recently too .
“Go back and prepare . ” In the end, all he could do was watch .
Jiahui went back to gather some necessary items for climbing . She didn’t know how long this would take so she brought some dried rations and healing ointments .
Though her master completely disagreed with her decision, he still brought her a bottle of medicine . Perhaps it could prove useful later .
She set off with Li Qiye on her back for the mountain after ample preparation .
Numerous peers heard about this matter and became very confused . The whole thing seemed illogical . The task alone was impossible enough but she wanted to bring a mortal too?
“So ignorant, she doesn’t know her own limits . ” Some criticized her choice .
Jiahui wasn’t popular in the sect but this climb of hers created quite a stir . Alas, very few actually cared about her wellbeing .
Those close to her tried to dissuade her from being so crazy but she maintained her decision . No one else could do anything about it .
Only Zhiting didn’t try after finding out that it was Li Qiye’s choice . It would be a good test for Jiahui . Thus, Zhiting also aided with the preparation process . She put more effort into helping Jiahui than she would for herself . She even gave Jiahui her weapons and treasures .
Those close to her came to see her climb . Of course, plenty of disciples came to watch the fun too .
“She’s insane, going up there with such meager power . ” One senior brother shook his head .
“Well, Junior Sister Guo is a weird one . First, taking care of a cripple for no reason then climbing with him up the divine mountain? There must be something wrong with her mind . ” Another senior sister sneered .
“Shut up!” Li Jiankun shouted: “There’s nothing wrong with saving him, Junior Sister Guo is just a kind person . ”
He paused for a bit before continuing: “Those who dare to climb the mountain are full of determination . Few have the courage to even attempt this . ”
He was the first brother of the sect and had a better vision compared to the others . No one else dared to say anything after this .
“Don’t force it if you can’t go any higher, no one will laugh at you . In case of danger, just throw that person away and run . ” One close senior sister quietly told Jiahui while seeing her off .