Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 41 – Congratulations
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Hearing Qin Yu’s acknowledgement, the surrounding people immediately burst into exclamations of admiration. Some of the people standing afar had even started discussing with one another. Another person had obtained a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.
Hearing the low voice discussions of the people surrounding him, Zhou Xian’s mood became even worse.
That was because the majority of the people was on Qin Yu’s side as Qin Yu had climbed the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps through his perseverance and strength. Yet, what about Zhou Xian? He relied on his connection with the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.
“That Zhou Xian is walking over here.” Duanmu Yu said to Qin Yu in a low voice.
Qin Yu turned around to look. Zhou Xian was currently walking toward them. Qin Yu was curious as to what this Zhou Xian was planning to do.
After approaching Qin Yu, Zhou Xian displayed a smile. While smiling brightly, he said. “Brother Qin Yu, truly congratulations. I truly never would’ve imagined that Brother Qin Yu would be capable of setting an unprecedented record in the Divine Realm, reaching the peak of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and then getting to meet an Exalted Celestial and obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure by the Exalted Celestial. Because of this, I, Zhou Xian, admire Brother Qin Yu from the bottom of my heart.”
Qin Yu was slightly startled. Soon after, he nodded and smiled.
Why did those Zhou Xian come over to praise me? Qin Yu was confused. Qin Yu did not believe that this Zhou Xian would be this sincere nor did he believe that Zhou Xian admired him.
Zhou Xian continued. “Brother Qin Yu, you’ve already obtained a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, are you planning to stay here or are you planning to return?”
Qin Yu suddenly understood now.
The purpose of this Zhou Xian’s coming was for that. Clearly, this Zhou Xian already knew that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was on a certain surrounding island. Zhou Xian wished that Qin Yu would quickly depart from here.
Qin Yu displayed an expression of being woken up by surprise. He then looked at Duanmu Yu and them. “Brother Duanmu, Brother Kuiyin, Brother Shentu, earlier when I saw the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, His Exalted Celestial mentioned something to me.”
“What is it?” Kuiyin Hou, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and the other people all looked at Qin Yu.
The things said by the Exalted Celestial, who wouldn’t want to know?
“The Unfettered Exalted Celestial told me that this time around, other than the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial being in the surroundings, even the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is on one of the three thousand plus islands surrounding the Mountain Sea Palace.”
Immediately, the surrounding people’s eyes all shined.
“Everyone, if you were to be lucky enough to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, then it’d be a great fortune.” Qin Yu gasped and said. He then looked to Zhou Xian and said with an appearance of good intentions. “Brother Zhou Xian, you’d best not hurry back and waste this opportunity. Perhaps you might be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Zhou Xian’s eye muscles were quivering a bit. However, he still squeezed out a smile. “Thank, thanks to Brother Qin Yu for telling me this.”
Zhou Xian cursed in his heart: “Qin Yu, even if you have obtained this piece of information from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, there is no need for you to tell everyone about it.” That was because the participants of the groom search were all gathered on the Levitation Island. Not a single one of them had bothered to stroll the other three thousand plus surrounding islands.
However, after obtaining this piece of information, it was likely that the majority of the people would go to the other three thousand plus islands to search for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. At the beginning, Zhou Xian had planned to wait a year or two before feigning being bored and then going to stroll the other islands.
“Ah, you don’t have to thank me. This was a matter that everyone should know about.” Qin Yu said while smiling.
“Thank you Brother Qin Yu.” Duanmu Yu said solemnly.
The other people all knew about how precious this piece of information was. For Qin Yu to be able to tell them this secret, they were all grateful of him.
“Brother Duanmu, you all should not have too extravagant of a hope. What sort of person was the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? If he wishes to meet you, then you would naturally be able to meet him. If he doesn’t want to meet you, then even if you search through all three thousand plus islands, you’ll likely still be unable to encounter him.” Qin Yu said.
Kuiyin Hou spoke and said. “Qin Yu, we naturally know about this. However, at the very least, from you telling us about this, we now have a trace of hope in our hearts.”
At this moment, two figures directly flew away through the sky. Qin Yu knew right away with a single glance that those two people must’ve gone to find the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
“It seems that there are people that have grown anxious.” Duanmu Yu said while smiling.
As two people had already set off, immediately, more people became unable to restrain themselves anymore. One by one, they soared to the sky and flew away from the Levitation Island. That Zhou Xian was also unable to contain himself. He slightly nodded to Qin Yu and them and then also soared into the sky and flew away.
“Brother Qin Yu, should we also set off?” Kuiyin Hou said.
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan all soared into the sky. They began their journey of searching for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial in the surrounding three thousand plus islands of the Mountain Sea Palace.
Time passed. At the beginning, the four of them were together. Later on, they also separated. Three thousand plus islands. Each one of them covered a pretty large area. To completely search an island require a long period of time.
In the blink of an eye, three years had passed.
In the three years time, the eighteen candidates for the groom search had already searched through the three thousand plus islands many times now. However, not a single person managed to discover the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
Someone might’ve encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial but did not publicize it.
The flowing sound of the creek water. Qin Yu was quietly walking beside a brook. He looked at the beautiful large region of flowers beside the brook and felt a burst of delight in his heart.
“If the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial does not wish to meet me, then no matter how hard I try, I will still be unable to meet him.” Qin Yu sighed.
Seeing that there was a piece of green meadows before him, Qin Yu walked over there and then casually laid down. Qin Yu was not anxious as he had already obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
“I just don’t know whether that Jade Spring Gourd of mine, or Zhou Xian’s black scepter, is better?” Qin Yu does not possess certainty in his heart.
Qin Yu clearly remembered.
That the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had said before that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was not ‘poor’ like him and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.
“Brother Qin Yu, what a coincidence.”
Hearing the voice, Qin Yu prompted himself up to a sitting position and looked over to the voice. It was Duanmu Yu. “Brother Duanmu, did you manage to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
Duanmu Yu walked over to Qin Yu’s side and also sat down. “Haha, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is not someone that you can meet just because you want to.”
Qin Yu immediately understood that Duanmu Yu had also not run into the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
Duanmu Yu still had a slight smile on his face. “To be able to see the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial would be one’s blessing. As for not encountering him, that is an very ordinarily matter.”
“Come, Brother Qin Yu, let’s have a couple drinks. What do you think?” With a flip of his hand, wine jugs and wine cups appeared on the meadows.
Qin Yu was immediately in a drinking mood.
The two of them started to chat and drink with one another on this piece of meadows. To the experts of the Divine Realm, time was simply insignificant. Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu drank with one another for over six days without stopping.
After drinking for over six days straight, the two of them were a bit intoxicated even when speaking.
“Brother Duanmu, I have a matter that I had always wanted to ask you. However, it’s something that’s hard to ask.” Qin Yu’s eyes were a bit hazy.
“Whatever it is, go ahead and ask.” At this moment, Duanmu Yu had a very seldom heroism.
Remember this matter, Qin Yu’s head became slightly more sober. “Brother Duanmu, I have once heard about that exceptional love of yours. I am wondering…”
“What exceptional love? Bullshit.” Duanmu Yu frowned. He actually directly cursed out.
As if sensing that his state of mind was a bit off, Duanmu Yu smiled to Qin Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, sorry. However, the majority of the people from the Divine Realm had considered that as some sort of exceptional love. However, it was merely a ridiculous matter. It was merely a very ordinary love affair.”
“That woman that I liked, she was very ordinary, very mediocre. I, on the other hand, was very noble. However, the ending was that woman dumping me. It’s just that simple…” Duanmu Yu had a bitter smile on his face. He then grabbed the wine jug and started to ruthlessly drink from it.
Qin Yu did not say anything.
Qin Yu was able to tell that the matter was definitely not as simple as what Duanmu Yu said.
“Sometimes, I had cursed her. However, sometimes, I had also cursed myself… and now that I look back to it, love? Haha, was there even love? It was merely the mutual attraction between a man and a woman.”
Duanmu Yu spoke with a slightly domineering tone.
“It is exactly as the rumors say, this Duanmu Yu no longer believes in love.” Qin Yu nodded in his heart.
However, with Qin Yu’s understanding of Duanmu Yu’s temperament, Duanmu Yu was indeed a very perfect man. Thus, why would that woman leave him?
Duanmu Yu stopped speaking. He started to continuously drink and drink…
After two whole hours.
Duanmu Yu stared at Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, let me ask you. If you liked a woman and would do everything for her, yet she heartlessly left you. You’ve given her good weapons, medicines to help her, assisted her training. However, regardless of what you’ve done for her, she was not moved at all. Instead, she felt as if what you had done was only natural… and in the end, she left you. However, one day, she completely changed her mind and began to repent. She once again went to find you. Would you be able to accept her then?”
Qin Yu was slightly startled.
“There’s such a woman?” Qin Yu asked in confusion.
One ought to know how to be satisfied and how to give thanks. To treat her so well, would she really have no feelings at all?
Duanmu Yu’s voice was deep and low. “When I separated from her, I suddenly realized that I must have spoiled her too much. All I knew was to try to make her feel happy as much as possible. However, in the end, I still failed.”
“My Imperial Father had told me before that it was unworthy to pursue such a woman. However, my heart had fallen for her, what then could I do?” Duanmu Yu had a slightly mournful expression. “I believed that a man would only have a single time where he’ll truly fall in love with someone. Once he fails that one time, his heart would be shattered and would no longer have a true feeling of love anymore.”
“Thus, after she left me, experienced true sufferings, changed her mind to repent for her actions and came back to find me; at that time, I did not accept her… I told her that at the moment when she left me, my heart had already shattered into pieces. As my heart had been shattered, would there still be love?”
Duanmu Yu closed his eyes. Slight tears fragments were flickering on his eyelashes.
“Come, Qin Yu, let’s drink.” Duanmu Yu once again picked up another wine jug.
Qin Yu also picked up a wine jug to accompany Duanmu Yu. Merely, Qin Yu was lamenting for Duanmu Yu in his heart.
Half a month later, Qin Yu separated from Duanmu Yu. The two of them once again started to search for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial within the three thousand plus islands. Merely, the relationship between the two of them had clearly grown deeper this time around.
When a person was capable of telling another person the secrets of their heart, the relationship between the two of them was already at a very intimate level.
“Fortunately I met Li’er and not Duanmu Yu’s lover.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart.
If he were to fall in love with that sort of woman, then it would really have been a painful suffering.
“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Where exactly is this Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?” Qin Yu started to spread out his Spatial Energy and began to carefully search. However, regardless of how hard he searched, he was still unable to find the existence of the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
Qin Yu was flying in the sky. He was casually looking down on the surface below him.
He flew away from an island. He flew past the ocean and flew onto another island. Once again, he continued to search…
Days like these continued.
Two more years passed.
Not a single one of the eighteen candidates gave up. As experts of the Divine Realm, they all possessed extremely tough patience. Each and every one of them were still carefully searching for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
Qin Yu landed on the forest within the island. He was walking within the forest.
“Eh?” Qin Yu was suddenly startled.
Qin Yu had been spreading his Spatial Energy around him the entire time. It covered a range of several hundred miles. Earlier, there was no one within his range. However, at this moment… at a location around a hundred meters before him, a person appeared.
“To appear so suddenly, this person actually knows teleportation. Then, this person is at the very least a Godking!” Qin Yu immediately grew excited. “Perhaps this person might be the legendary Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!”
Qin Yu tried his best to suppress his excitement.
Qin Yu did not walk straight toward the direction of that person. Instead, he displayed a causal appearance and casually strolled toward that direction.
That man was surprisingly walking over toward Qin Yu. In a blink of an eye, that person had appeared before Qin Yu’s eyes.
The person who had come was a handsome and grim looking young man. He wore a black gown with golden ridges. His long silver hair reached all the way down to his waist. This silver haired youth had a pair of silver colored eyes.
Behind his head were three feathered crest-like black horns.
This silver haired silver eyed and triple black horned youth was giving off a cold sensation like a ten thousand year old cold ice. However, he currently had a smile on his face. Like the spring wind and rain, he opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, hello.”
“He, hello.” Qin Yu replied stutteringly.
This man before him seemed to have come to find him.
“My master said that Brother Qin Yu is going to marry soon. Thus, he ordered me to deliver three gifts to congratulate Brother Qin Yu.” This silver haired silver eyed youth flipped his hand and then three items appeared in thin air.
A red colored bead, a black battle blade with a red radiating light circulating through its surface and a gorgeous dress that radiated a purple light.