Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 39 – Admiration
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
Beads of sweat were sliding down his forehead. Qin Yu’s gaze was firmly fixed on the top… it was firmly fixed on the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
At this moment, Qin Yu had reached the ninety fifth step.
This time around, Qin Yu had used his Spatial Energy at the beginning. Qin Yu also became more familiar with the Spatial Energy. He had also become more experienced as to how to resist the spatial oppressions.
The Spatial Energy surrounding Qin Yu would occasionally fluctuate like waves, occasionally rotate like a vortex and occasionally taper like a cone…
Essentially, he was using the smallest amount of energy to get rid of the various different kinds of spatial oppressions, spatial restrictions and spatial bindings and so on.
“This time around ought to be a little bit better compared to the first time.” Qin Yu took another step forward.
Ninety sixth step!
“Last time, I had already reached my limit after reaching the ninety sixth step. After just taking a step onto the ninety seventh step, I was immediately jolted down. This time around… it seems to be a bit better.” Qin Yu felt an indescribable joy in his heart.
Qin Yu did not anxiously step up to the ninety seventh step. Instead, he remained on the ninety sixth step and began to familiarize himself with the spatial attacks of this step.
The people below all held their breaths.
In the past, the highest record was only ninety fifth step. However, Qin Yu had already surpassed that. Even if Qin Yu were to fail, they would still admire him.
“Why did Brother Qin Yu stop on the ninety sixth step?” Confused, Shentu Fan asked.
Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou also shook their head to show that they did not understand either.
From their perspective, they believed that each step of the flight of steps was testing one’s comprehension of the spatial laws and that there was no benefit to staying in a certain step for a long period of time.
However, they didn’t know.
Qin Yu was actually accumulating experience. He was accumulating experience in using his Spatial Energy to resist the various kinds of spatial attacks. The longer Qin Yu stayed on there, the more experience he’d accumulate.
Qin Yu stayed for an entire hour on this ninety sixth step.
“Last time, Qin Yu was immediately jolted down after stepping onto the ninety seventh step. I wonder what will happen this time…” Kuiyin Hou said in a low voice.
“Qin Yu is moving.” Hao Jun suddenly said.
At this moment, there were already numerous people that have come over to watch Qin Yu climb the steps. These people had all raised their heads to look as Qin Yu climbed the steps. Hearing that ‘Qin Yu is moving,’ every one of their eyes shined. Their gaze were completely focused upon Qin Yu.
Qin Yu had reached the ninety seventh step.
Under the gaze of everyone present, Qin Yu swayed slightly on the ninety seventh step. However, he was still standing. He did not fall down.
“He’s standing!” Kuiyin Hou, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them were all shocked.
Last time, Qin Yu was instantly jolted down the moment he stepped onto the ninety seventh step. This signified that the spatial attacks from the ninety seventh step was something that Qin Yu was incapable of resisting.
However, why was it that Qin Yu became capable of standing on the ninety seventh step after merely a short period of time?
This progress, it was truly a bit too huge!
“Could one’s spatial comprehension increase that fast?” Zhou Xian muttered in a low voice in disbelief.
All the people down there watching Qin Yu climbing the steps didn’t know that, in the short period of time between the first time that Qin Yu climbed the steps and the second time that he climbed the steps, as the time between them was so short, it was naturally impossible for his comprehension of the spatial laws to increase by much. Instead, what Qin Yu managed to increase was… his experience in using Spatial Energy to resist the spatial attacks.
He learned to use a smaller amount of Spatial Energy to resist a great amount of spatial attack.
Qin Yu used the same sort of tactic he used on the ninety sixth step for the ninety seventh step. He did not anxiously take another step forward. Instead, he began to familiarize himself with the greater level of spatial attacks.
Occassionaly, Qin Yu’s body would sway. However, he would rapidly control the Spatial Energy around him.
At this moment, the Spatial Energy had been so oppressed that it had spread to an area one meter surrounding him. Qin Yu was frantically adjusting the method of the Spatial Energy’s resistance toward the spatial oppression.
“I felt as if I am a little boat within a violent surging ocean that could capsize at any moment.” Qin Yu felt extremely tired.
Each time he received a spatial attack, he felt as if he had reached his limit.
Each and every spatial attack was challenging Qin Yu’s limit.
Qin Yu was striving his best to resist them.
“Bang!” A tiny mistake and Qin Yu was jolted down from the steps. That frightening amount of spatial oppression had shattered Qin Yu’s sternum. His entire chest was caved in.
Powerlessly, Qin Yu fell to the ground.
“Brother Qin Yu.” Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and them hurriedly came to support Qin Yu. Qin Yu’s injury was recovered in a short period of time. After a slight movement of his body, the bloodstain on his clothes had also disappeared.
“Are you alright?” Duanmu Yu looked to Qin Yu. At this moment, Qin Yu have a very tranquil expression. There was no change to his expression at all. This caused Duanmu Yu to be worried about Qin Yu’s state of mind.
Qin Yu said. However, his gaze was still fixed upon the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
“Accumulate experience, accumulate experience… Once I am able to completely stand still on the ninety seventh step, I will proceed to the ninety eighth step. And once I am capable of resisting the ninety eighth step for a slight bit, I’ll immediately step onto the ninety ninth step. Even if I am to be instantly jolted down, at the very least… I would have reached the top.” Qin Yu was thinking in his heart.
Qin Yu’s idea was very good.
From Qin Yu’s point of view, it seemed that he had the slight chance of success.
“Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?” Kuiyin Hou said in shock.
At this moment, all the various people surrounding him were shocked. That was because Qin Yu had once again started climbing the steps! He had failed twice, yet he was actually planning to do it again? None of the people understood what Qin Yu was thinking.
“Could this Qin Yu be thinking that climbing the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps would increase his comprehension of the spatial laws?” Zhou Xian said with a frown.
All the people here didn’t understand what Qin Yu was thinking. However, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps again.
Once again, Qin Yu climbed onto the ninety seventh step.
Qin Yu once again stopped on the ninety seventh step. He started to familiarize himself with the various kinds of spatial attacks.
“If I am incapable of standing firmly on the ninety seventh step, then I reckon that I would immediately be jolted down once I stepped onto the the ninety eighth step.” Qin Yu knew very well of the gap between each step.
After closing his eyes, Qin Yu was even capable of visualizing the various kinds of spatial attacks. He continued to try his best to firmly stand within the various kinds of spatial attacks.
After about a cup of tea’s time, Qin Yu was once again jolted down.
Qin Yu lifted himself back up with a hand on the ground. He gazed at the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. “It is as if I am walking on a tightrope. At any moment, I might be jolted down. I am still unable to stand completely firmly.”
Soon, without caring for the words the people surrounding him said to him, Qin Yu once again stepped onto the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan glanced at each other. They then walked to the side and quietly sat down in a cross-legged position. They no longer bothered to say anything. As for the other people, they too slowly dispersed.
“That Qin Yu, if he wants to torment himself, then he can go and torment himself.” Zhou Xian sneered in a low voice. He then also walked to the side and no longer bothered to care about Qin Yu.
Qin Yu was once again jolted down to the ground. Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged beside him opened one of his eyes and glanced at Qin Yu. Duanmu Yu had already forgotten how many times Qin Yu had climbed the steps now.
It had been half a year already!
In the entire half a year, Qin Yu was attempting to climb the steps unceasingly. And unceasingly, he fell. In this half a year’s time, Qin Yu had surprisingly been staying on the ninety seventh step the entire time. He did not attempt to take another step further at all.
“Qin Yu…” Duanmu Yu felt as if he wanted to say something. “If I was as persevering as Qin Yu back then, then perhaps the conclusion would’ve been different.”
A sorrow suddenly flashed through Duanmu Yu’s eyes. His complexion had turned pale. “No, persevering? I have already reached such a state, if I were to force myself to continue to brace it, then what sort of significance would there be for me to obtain her?”
Qin Yu had thought that there were not many things which would cause Duanmu Yu’s mind to waver.
A man who was regarded as being perfect. However, at this moment, his body was slightly shivering because of pain. In merely an instant, Duanmu Yu had completely calmed his frame of mind.
“Give up when one should!”
Soon after, Duanmu Yu closed his eyes.
It was still the ninety seventh step.
At this moment, Qin Yu had stood for nearly an hour on the ninety seventh step. The Spatial Energy surrounding him was changing with extremely fluency. With extraordinary ingenuity, they were resisting the various different attacks.
“That’s about it. I could continue now!”
Qin Yu’s gaze had instantly become sharp.
He took a step!
At this moment, there was no one paying attention to Qin Yu. In the half year’s time, Qin Yu had been endlessly attempting to climb the steps. Thus, he had already numbed those people to his step climbings and fallings. There were even people believing that Qin Yu had gone mad.
Thus, naturally no one noticed that Qin Yu had stepped onto the ninety eighth step.
At the moment when he stepped onto the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt that his body was suddenly jolted. However, Qin Yu’s eyes turned red and he proceeded to hysterically control the Spatial Energy to resist the spatial oppressions.
“Only a bit longer, only one more step!”
On the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt as if he was on the verge of collapse. He felt that he might be jolted down from the ninety eighth step at any moment. He no longer cared for anything else and took another step forward.
Ninety ninth step!
Right after Qin Yu stepped onto the ninety ninth step, he felt a burst of irresistible spatial oppression. Without a slightest amount of power to resist the spatial oppression, Qin Yu was directly jolted down.
Qin Yu heavily crashed onto the ground. Several of his bones were broken from the spatial oppression. His blood had reddened the surface of his body. However…
Qin Yu was smiling!
“Although the time was very short, but I still managed to step onto the ninety ninth step.” Qin Yu felt that his heart was beating extremely fast. “If the Exalted Celestials were to keep their promise, as I have stepped onto the ninety ninth step, they should appear to see me.”
Qin Yu involuntarily clenched his fists. His body was also slightly shivering.
In his mind, the Meteoric Tear shot out a ray of green light. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu’s injuries were completely healed. Qin Yu stood up, he looked to the three side palaces.
Hao Jun appeared before the entrance of the Unfettered Palace.
“Qin Yu’s perseverance is astonishing. He has finally reached the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. The Unfettered Exalted Celestial has commanded, Qin Yu is allowed to enter the Unfettered Palace.” Hao Jun’s clear and sonorous voice sounded through the entire Levitation Island.
Everyone who heard this voice was shocked. Even Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged with closed eyes opened his eyes in shock. He looked to Qin Yu.
“What? He managed to ascend the ninety ninth step?” Zhou Xian who was currently smiling and chatting with Yao Lin immediately turned around. He looked to Qin Yu. He had a sense of disbelief in his eyes!
Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan… and all the other people had gathered over here.
Every one of them was looking at Qin Yu with shocked expressions.
The current Qin Yu had a smile on his face.
Duanmu Yu walked over to Qin Yu. Within his eyes were shock, exclaim, experience and admiration. After a short moment of time, he smiled and exclaimed. “Qin Yu, I truly never expected you to be able to ascend to the ninety ninth step. I, Duanmu Yu, admire you!”
Kuiyin Hou also walked over. He had a joyous expression in his eyes. “Qin Yu, you actually managed to ascend to the ninety ninth step, I also admire you.”
“And I.” Shentu Fan also walked over.
Unlike Zhou Xian, Qin Yu had been striving his hardest to climb the steps over and over again. Exactly how many times Qin Yu had failed in this past half year, the people surrounding him didn’t know at all. However, they knew… that Qin Yu had failed numerous times every day.
He had unceasingly attempted to climb the steps for half a year.
Qin Yu finally succeeded!
He who was not a Godking actually managed to ascend to the top of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps!
This was a record in the entire Divine Realm!
“Brother Qin Yu, His Exalted Celestial is awaiting you in the Unfettered Palace.” Hao Jun’s voice sounded from above. Qin Yu slightly nodded and then said to Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them as he clasped his hands. “Everyone, I shall go up there first.”
Duanmu Yu and them all nodded while smiling.
Under the gaze of everyone, Qin Yu climbed up the flight of steps leading to the Unfettered Palace. For majority of these people, they were looking at Qin Yu with gazes of admiration. As for Zhou Xian who had already received a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, he was instead feeling upset.
Qin Yu was also about to obtain a gift from the Exalted Celestial.
At that moment, it would only be him and Qin Yu who had obtained a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. However, Qin Yu had obtained that through climbing the ninety nine steps of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. What about him?
“Brother Hao Jun.” After climbing the steps, Qin Yu greeted Hao Jun.
“His Exalted Celestial is in the garden behind the Unfettered Palace.” Hao Jun pointed the way to Qin Yu. Qin Yu nodded and smiled thankfully. He then stepped into the Unfettered Palace.
“I’ve finally succeeded.” While walking on the road, Qin Yu felt a trace of excitement. However, at the moment when he came closer to the entrance of the garden, Qin Yu felt a bit nervous.
He was about to meet an Exalted Celestial!
The Exalted Celestials that are said to be extremely mysterious and hard to find. Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had never met an Exalted Celestials before. Yet he, Qin Yu, was soon to be able to meet an Exalted Celestial.
With a step, Qin Yu walked past the entrance of the garden.
Qin Yu immediately calmed his mind. To be more exact, the simple, unadorned and tranquil atmosphere of the garden had affected Qin Yu. After entering the garden, Qin Yu looked around.
A proud, aloof and thin figure. He had his hands behind his back and had his back toward Qin Yu.
Qin Yu immediately focused upon this purple gowned thin figure. By looking at his back view, he ought to be a man. Qin Yu’s heart started to slightly beat faster: ‘Is this man the legendary… Unfettered Exalted Celestial?’
As Qin Yu looked to him, this purple gowned man also turned around.
“How does the Unfettered Exalted Celestial look?” Qin Yu was unable to take his eyes off the purple gowned man. When the purple gowned man turned around and faced Qin Yu, Qin Yu’s focus was instead fixed upon that man’s eyes.
Those eyes were actually dark red!