Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 17 – Seeing Uncle Lan Again
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Holding the little green pagoda in one hand, Qin Yu’s eyes were filled with joy. He was excited from the bottom of his heart. All these years of effort, all these years of anticipation, at the moment when he finally achieved it, even Qin Yu’s tough and tenacious heart had grown weak with excitement.
“I’ve finally opened it?”
The third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm had already been opened. However, Qin Yu still felt as if he were within a dream.
He raised his head and looked at the sky outside of the entrance of the main hall.
In the sky floated silk-like white clouds.
A gentle breeze caressed through; scattering Qin Yu’s long hair. Qin Yu looked toward the direction of the wind. Over the entrance of the main hall was the courtyard. Qin Yu’s gaze was casted on top of the willow tree in the courtyard. The tens of thousands of tree branches of the willow tree was fluttering. And at this moment..
Underneath the tens of thousands of tree branches was a figure that seemed to have been there the entire time.
A familiar expression. A familiar smile. A familiar appearance. Everything was so familiar.
“Uncle, Uncle Lan!”
Qin Yu felt as if he had been shocked by lightning. His head quivered. Although he knew that everything was real, for some unknown reason, ever since Qin Yu opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm, he felt as if he had entered into a ‘dreaming’ state.
He felt as if his entire body were ‘floating.’ Everything seemed to be a dream.
Qin Yu took three continuous breaths. Only then did his feverish head gradually begin to cool off. That cold breeze blew past Qin Yu’s face. Qin Yu felt that his feverish face had also started to gradually cool down.
“Little Yu.” Jiang Lan had a ‘pampering’ smile on his face. “Never would I expect that in merely close to ten thousand years, you’ve actually reached such a high level. Furthermore, you’ve even become Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Once Jiang Lan spoke, Qin Yu’s ‘disturbed and restless’ heart completely calmed down. Qin Yu had also completely recovered to his usual state of mind.
Qin Yu was suddenly startled. He promptly said. “Uncle Lan, you’ve come. In that case, would the Utmost East Sage Emperor and them discov..”
Jiang Lan smiled tranquilly and said. “You can rest assured. That Huangfu Yu, Huangfu Lei and Huangfu Liuxiang would only at the very most take note of their own palaces at this moment. They would not pay attention to your Misty Mystic Palace. Furthermore, even if they were to specifically observe your Misty Mystic Palace, it would still be very hard for them to discover my existence.”
Only then did Qin Yu have a heave of relief.
Qin Yu was unfamiliar with the methods of Godkings. However, since Uncle Lan had said it like this, then he most definitely had his own means.
“Uncle Lan, come in first.” Qin Yu promptly invited Uncle Lan into the main hall. At the same time, he sent a voice transmission to Uncle Fu. “Uncle Fu, regardless of who comes here, do not allow them to come in to disturb me.”
As Qin Yu was Uncle Fu’s master, Uncle Fu would naturally resolutely carry out Qin Yu’s orders.
Inside the main hall.
Jiang Lan had sat down on a seat. Qin Yu, however, did not sit.
“You should have a seat too.” Jiang Lan slightly smiled to Qin Yu and said. “Don’t act like a child.”
Qin Yu was someone who had experienced many battles. Even when confronted with the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the Hundred Flowers Godking and them, he had never restrained himself. It was so much that when Qin Yu stood in front of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he actually had an air of arrogance.
However, when standing before Uncle Lan, Qin Yu discovered that he was like a child before his senior. The coldness and arrogance that he had before completely disappeared. All he had was the restraint towards a senior like that of a child.
After being urged by Jiang Lan, Qin Yu finally sat down beside his Uncle Lan.
The current Jiang Lan had a very joyful smile on his face. The more he looked at Qin Yu, the more fond of Qin Yu he became. He then picked up a tea cup beside him, drank a sip, smiled and said. “Little Yu, did you know that today is the happiest day that I had in all these years?”
Like a well behaved child, Qin Yu was carefully listening.
“Ever since Li’er returned to the Divine Realm with me, I’ve been worried about the matters regarding you the entire time. Even the matter of you obtaining the Bewitching God Temple, I had also used some methods in the dark to make sure that the Godkings of the Divine Realm did not detect it.” Said Jiang Lan as he laughed gently.
Qin Yu was startled.
The Godkings controlled the Spatial Law. Although they could not directly send their Divine Awareness through space to investigate, as long as they wished, it would not be hard for them to find out the matters in the Lower Realm. Qin Yu refining the Bewitching God Temple was a major matter. He had been confused the entire time as to why there wasn’t any Godking who came to create troubles for him.
Now it would appear that it had been Uncle Lan who had been helping him in the dark.
“Of course, it was also impossible for me to pay attention of you at all times. All I could do is leave a trace of imprint in your body so that I would be able to sense when you’re in danger.” Jiang Lan have revealed everything.
“Imprint?” Qin Yu was surprised. “Uncle Lan, you’ve left an imprint in my body? Impossible, that’s absolutely impossible!”
Qin Yu did not speak without thinking. He was confident that it was impossible for Uncle Lan to leave an imprint on his body because he controlled the Spatial Energy of the New Cosmos. With the Spatial Energy of the New Cosmos, Qin Yu did not believe that there was anything that could escape his inspection.
Jiang Lan slightly smiled and said. “It’s actually very simple. I had actually left an imprint on the Jiang Lan Realm. As you’ve refined the Jiang Lan Realm, it can also be considered as having the imprint left on your body.”
“Jiang Lan Realm!” Only then did Qin Yu realize.
“All three layers of the Jiang Lan Realm possess imprints left behind by me. As long as you open a layer, I will naturally know of it. This was precisely the reason why I appeared when you opened the first layer and the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As for the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, it too possesses an imprint left by me. During the time before you opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, you naturally did not know about it. And at the moment when you opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, that imprint that I left behind would automatically dissipate.” Jiang Lan explained carefully.
Qin Yu understood everything now.
No wonder Qin Yu was unable to detect the imprint. So it was actually located in the third layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As he had never opened it in the past, he naturally would not be able to detect the imprint. And once he did open the layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, it would naturally dissipate and would not be discovered by Qin Yu.
“Haha, let’s not talk about that thing. Little Yu, when I discovered that you had refined the Bewitching God Temple, I truly took a heave of relief. If you had not refined the Bewitching God Temple and become its master, then with merely my assistance, it would indeed be extremely difficult for you to marry Li’er.” Said Jiang Lan as he gasped.
Qin Yu was also no longer the same reckless person from the Mortal Realm. After having been in the Divine Realm for so long, he had also come to have a general understanding of the Divine Realm.
Li’er possessed a Tear of Life. That Tear of Life contained half of the Godking of Life Zuo Qiumei’s life energy essence as well as her comprehension of the spatial laws. To some High Level Heavenly Deities, this was indeed a springboard to the Godking level.
After all, there were many people in the Divine Realm who had reached the peak High Level Heavenly Deity stage.
They all merely needed a step more to reach the Godking level.
However, this single step had trapped many gifted geniuses. Once they were able to dual train with Li’er and comprehend a portion of the comprehension left behind by the Godking of Life, they might be able to achieve a breakthrough and directly reach the Godking level.
“Little Yu, you have also refined that drop of Tear of Life. You should know about the secret to the Tear of Life now. When the Godking of Life fell, she left behind two drops of tears. One of the teardrops has been integrated into Li’er’s body. As for the other teardrop, it had split apart space and entered the spatial cracks.” Said Jiang Lan with a smile on his face.
Qin Yu immediately started paying attention. He knew that his Meteoric Tear was precisely a teardrop from the Godking of Life.
“Uncle Lan, you all…” Qin Yu suddenly had a realisation.
Jiang Lan slightly nodded and said. “That’s right, after Li’er obtained a Tear of Life, she became able to sense the other Tear of Life. Merely, the other Tear of Life had been drifting in between spatial cracks the entire time. Thus, I was unable to find its exact location the entire time because Li’er only had a general sense of the direction at which the Tear of Life was. A long time later, Li’er and I managed to discover that the other Tear of Life had stopped at a certain space. Thus, Li’er and I proceeded toward that space. That was how we reached your hometown, the Purple Mystic Star.”
“Uncle Lan, when you saw me for the first time, did you already know?” Qin Yu felt ashamed.
Back then, he had considered the Meteoric Tear to be his important secret and thought that Uncle Lan and them would not necessarily know about it.
“That’s right. At the moment when Li’er discovered you, she had already determined that you possessed the other Tear of Life. After all, the you from back then was too weak. You did not manage to refine many of the abilities of the Tear of Life and was only able to utilize the superficial and most fundamental energy of the Tear of Life.” Said Jiang Lan with a light smile on his face.
Qin Yu could only smile.
The him from back then, much less using the energy of the Tear of Life, all he would do was wait for the Meteoric Tear to passively treat his injuries when he became injured. Only later did Qin Yu learn how to use the Life Elemental Energy.
“Ah, when I was in that underground ravine and together with Li’er, I felt that my soul’s level had been increasing at a much faster pace. It would seem that it was because Li’er also possessed a Tear of Life like me.” Qin Yu completely understood it now.
Qin Yu looked at Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, I have a question that I do not know if I should ask.”
“Go ahead.” Jiang Lan was smiling the entire time.
“The me from back then practically did not refine the Tear of Life at all. At the beginning, Uncle Lan, the two of us were mere strangers. Why did you not kill me and seize the other Tear of Life from me?” Qin Yu asked.
This sort of question would wound the relationship between people. However, as Qin Yu already considered Uncle Lan as his own elder, his own relative, he decided not to refrain himself from asking.
Jiang Lan sighed. “The Tear of Life is something that possesses intelligence. For the Tear of Life to select you, that signified that the Godking of Life herself had selected you. Since she had selected you, I naturally would not go against her final wish. Furthermore… the Tear of Life is not something that anyone could refine.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
Having spoken for so long, Qin Yu had been hiding his urge to ask about Li’er. And now, Qin Yu was prepared to ask.
“What is it?” Seeing that Qin Yu was speaking and then stopping, Jiang Lan looked at him.
Qin Yu remained silent for some time and then said. “Uncle Lan, Li’er, how is Li’er doing right now?”
Jiang Lan immediately started smiling.
“You’ve finally thought of Li’er. And here I was thinking that you’d forgotten about her.” Said Jiang Lan jokingly. This immediately caused Qin Yu to be a bit anxious. Jiang Lan continued. “Haha, this is merely me joking. There is no need for you to mind it. However, regarding Lier…” The smile on Jiang Lan’s face gradually disappeared.
Qin Yu started growing anxious and worried.
Jiang Lan said solemnly. “Li’er’s current situation is not very good. It is mainly because her Imperial Father, that is, the Utmost North Sage Emperor. Her status, you ought to know about it, right?” From Jiang Lan’s perspective, although he had not told Qin Yu Jiang Li’s status, from Qin Yu’s current standing and status, it should be extremely easy for him to find out who Jiang Li was.
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
Jiang Lan continued. “The most troublesome matter is that Li’er’s Imperial Father had already long ago declared to all the outstanding talents of the Divine Realm, that he was going to do a public groom search for Li’er. As this matter is something that he, the Utmost North Sage Emperor, has personally said, it would be impossible for him to recant his words.”
“Public groom search, how come I didn’t know about that?” Qin Yu really didn’t know about this matter.
Jiang Lan said. “You’ve been in the Divine Realm for too short of a time. Thus, it is also natural for you to not know about it. Furthermore, the number of people who know about this matter is quite small.”
Qin Yu suddenly grew anxious. Since the Utmost North Sage Emperor had already declared the open groom search, he would definitely keep his words. What sort of situation would Li’er be in now?
“Uncle Lan, the Utmost North Sage Emperor has announced the public groom search, then what about Li’er?” Qin Yu hurriedly asked.
“You don’t have to worry. Although the Utmost North Sage Emperor has announced the public groom search, he has however not determined the date for the groom search yet. I have been helping Li’er delay the date the entire time… Qin Yu, until you manage to obtain great success and possessed sufficient strength to compete with those love rivals, I will continue to delay this date of the groom search for you and Li’er.” Comforted Jiang Lan.
After hearing that, Qin Yu immediately felt that his heart was warm.
How could he possibly be able to repay the care that Jiang Lan had for him?
“Thank you, Uncle Lan.” Qin Yu’s eyes had turned slightly red.
Jiang Lan stroked Qin Yu’s head. He chuckled and said. “You don’t have to thank me. Currently, the situation is very bad for you. Your love rivals that are competing for Li’er against you, each and every one of them is extremely exceptional.”
“Extremely exceptional? Could it be that I am unable to match them?” The current Qin Yu was someone filled with confidence.
He, Qin Yu, was also one of the Four Great Palace Masters of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold. He was a grandmaster of formation arrays and the number one individual beneath Godkings. Does all that not give him the qualifications to compete for Jiang Li?
“It’s not that you cannot match them but rather that with your current strength and background, the hope of you winning when competing against them is extremely slim.” Jiang Lan shook his head and said. “While your formation array space is indeed amazing, to the Eight Great Divine Families, as long as you are not a Godking, you cannot be considered someone of importance. However, those love rivals of yours, they are all extraordinary.”
Qin Yu looked to Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, tell me, who exactly are those people that could threaten me being together with Li’er?”
Jiang Lan grew silent for a moment and then said. “Your current status can also be considered as being high. Your strength could also be considered as being powerful. Ordinary competitors are indeed no match for you. However, there are four people with strength close to yours. However, their influence of their backgrounds is stronger than yours.”
“Four competitors?” Qin Yu frowned.
Although he had not yet heard about the identity of these four competitors, Qin Yu had already classified these four people as his enemies.