The divine bridge spanned across his ocean of knowledge, seemingly crossing to the other shore . The shaken old man felt as if he could see the sun behind the clouds now, a chance to break through the dao .
This was a shackle that has plagued him for many years but a single action from Li Qiye woke him up .
In all of Immortal Demon System, no one else had a deeper understanding than him regarding Everlasting Forefather’s Samadhi Dao .
There was no doubt that Li Qiye was far superior in both dao comprehension and actual knowledge of the forefather’s dao compared to him .
This shouldn’t be possible because few could exceed him in all of Immortal Lineage, let alone an ordinary-looking youth like Li Qiye .
“Thank you, Senior . ” The old man calmed down and bowed deeply .
Li Qiye had already closed his eyes and stopped moving . Jiahui didn’t say anything and quietly carried him down the mountain .
The old man continued bowing towards the departing duo until they were gone .
He then took a deep breath and returned to the corner of the cave, entering a statue-like state of meditation . The cave regained its peaceful state - the same as before since the ancient days .
Spring left then winter soon followed . Budding sprouts could be seen below the divine mountain . The fish and birds have left their caves and came out searching for food .
There was a wooden hut at the foot of the mountain . Zhao Zhiting has been training here and had great improvements recently . Her peace of mind amplified her cultivation effectiveness .
She seemed more mature and looked quite charming while concentrating . Every morning, she would look at the stone pass and wait for Guo Jiahui .
The days passed and Jiahui was nowhere to be found like a stone thrown into the ocean . Nevertheless, Zhiting continued to wait .
She was confident in Jiahui’s return because of Li Qiye . Nothing would happen to Jiahui when Li Qiye was around even during his slumbering state .
Today, she also gazed at the pass just like any other day, more so out of habit instead of optimism . However, she actually saw a figure walking down the winding path, one familiar yet not .
She thought she was only seeing things in the beginning and rubbed her eyes . However, the figure was approaching closer .
“It’s them!” Astonishment struck her .
She knew that these two would eventually return but seeing them in person still left her ecstatic .
“You’re finally back!” Once Zhiting calmed down, Jiahui with Li Qiye on her back were in front of her .
“You’re really back, really back…” Zhiting rushed over and hugged them deeply with tears pouring down .
“Senior Sister . ” Jiahui was moved and reciprocated the hug .
There was someone who still waited for them after that arduous journey . Others probably have forgotten about them by now . That’s why the two started crying .
“Enough, go take a bath now, the smell is unbearable . ” An insipid voice interrupted this emotional reunion .
The two became startled and separated . Zhiting looked over and saw that Li Qiye still sleeping .
Jiahui shook her head towards Zhiting . The young noble was too unpredictable in both his actions and thoughts .
“You have matured . ” Zhiting took a good look at Jiahui .
The latter felt like a completely different person - someone as tough as a mountain that had withstood the battering of the elements who could face any problem without batting an eye . Indeed, the tortuous journey had polished and transformed Jiahui .
Meanwhile, Mountguard School was as peaceful as always . Its disciples were training hard .
It has been a long time since Jiahui left . Very few disciples remembered her and her suicidal attempt at climbing the mountain .
The seniors assumed that she had died up there . After all, elders like them couldn’t go up there either, let alone an ordinary disciple .
Today, many disciples were training in the training ground in front of the entrance . They saw two people coming from the distance and became startled .
“Isn’t, isn’t that Senior Sister Zhao? She’s back from her cultivation session?” Many disciples knew that she was cultivating at the base of the divine mountain .
“Wait, that’s Junior Sister Guo!?” An older senior brother noticed that girl walking next to Zhao Zhiting and recognized her .
“You’re right!” His peers started shouting .
They couldn’t believe it and opened their eyes wide to take a better look . They saw Li Qiye on her back as well . It was indeed Guo Jiahui .
“I can’t believe it… someone actually came back alive from the divine mountain…” The shocked disciples murmured .
“It’s a miracle, did she actually go up there?” Another wondered .
“Senior Sister Guo is back! She’s back from the divine mountain!” It didn’t take long before the news of her return swept through the sect like a storm .
“What did you say?! Back from the divine mountain?” Even her master, the other elders, and the school master couldn’t believe it .
“It-it’s a miracle…” School Master Chen Weizheng was shaken . This regular disciple has done something none of them from the previous generation could .
Zhao Zhiting and Guo Jiahui were quite busy after getting back to their place . Jiahui needed to wash up in order to avoid being chastised by Li Qiye again .
Meanwhile, Zhao Zhiting was meticulously taking care of Li Qiye .
They didn’t even have time to chat after finishing up their task due to a guest .
“Congratulation, Junior Sister . ” Li Jiankun bowed towards Jiahui for accomplishing this admirable task .
“Thank you, Senior Brother . ” Jiahui returned the courtesy in a calm manner . This new temperament of hers truly surprised Jiankun .
“The school master and the elders wish to see you . ” He told her .
Jiahui and Zhiting glanced at each other and Zhiting nodded .
“I’ll go see them then . ” Jiahui said .
“Push me there . ” Li Qiye spoke .
Jiankun was shocked and looked over . Back when they found them, Li Qiye only flashed his eyes once . He didn't know that Li Qiye could speak .
“Junior Sister… what’s going on?” Jiankun didn’t know what to say .
“He’s our Young Noble . ” Jiahui and Zhiting prepared the wheelchair for him .