Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 51 – Withdrawing From the Groom Search
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Qin Yu was not anxious about the matter of artifact crafting. After all, he still had over nine years to do that. Currently, his New Cosmos’s time acceleration limit was over ten thousand times. That was to say, a single year in the outside world was over ten thousand years in Qin Yu’s New Cosmos.
To spend two years to craft artifacts for his two brothers was more than sufficient.
The remaining time was more than enough to craft the second gift.
In the rear garden of the Floating Cloud Mansion. Qin Yu was lying on the lawn. He was pondering the entire time.
“Mansion, a mansion that contains the entire Divine Realm within it. Mn, this would indeed be the combination of the greatest achievements of the formation arrays and craftsmanship.” Qin Yu was very much looking forward to this gift of his.
Crafting this mansion was over a hundred times harder than crafting a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.
It was extremely complicated. Furthermore, the number of materials required to craft it was extremely high. Qin Yu wanted not only efficacy, it must also look good. It was required to be of the highest quality.
This mansion, how shall be design it?
What sort of materials shall be used for the various places of the mansion? How to make the mansion be even more perfect? How to make the various sceneries appear extremely natural?
Each and every question were circling through Qin Yu’s mind.
Although Qin Yu appeared to be lying on the ground and idling away his time, he was actually pondering the entire time. Qin Yu was extremely confident in himself and believed that with his deduction ability, his achievements in the formation arrays and artifact craftsmanship, a single month would be sufficient for him to figure out the answers for all those questions.
As time passed.
The model of the mansion appeared more and more clear in Qin Yu’s mind. Qin Yu had become very certain about the combination of the various different kinds of materials for the mansion. He had also determined what sort of formation array to use at what place and how to perfectly combine them.
Qin Yu was suddenly woken up. He opened his eyes and looked to his side. It turned out that Uncle Fu had arrived beside him. “Uncle Fu, is there something that you need?”
Uncle Fu said respectfully. “Master, Godking Duanmu Yu is waiting for master outside.”
“He’s waiting outside?” Qin Yu was surprised.
If Godking stage experts wanted go to somewhere, they could do so with a simple teleportation. However, Duanmu Yu instead decided to wait outside the Floating Cloud Mansion. Evidently, he was still considering himself to be of the same status as Qin Yu and did not grow arrogant just because he had become a Godking.
“Quickly, have Brother Duanmu come in. I’ll go and wait for him in the guest room. No, it’s better than I go and receive him at the gates myself.” Qin Yu immediately stood up.
Duanmu Yu had become a Godking but still did not act arrogant and was waiting outside the mansion, thus Qin Yu naturally also couldn’t act arrogant and have Duanmu Yu come meet him at the guest room.
While he was walking toward the entrance of the Floating Cloud Mansion, Qin Yu was pondering. “For what matter did Brother Duanmu come to my place? Is he still going to continue to participate in the groom search?”
These questions were something that regardless of how hard Qin Yu pondered, he would still be unable to receive an answer. Only through asking Duanmu Yu would he be able to know.
After passing by a pavilion building, Qin Yu saw a familiar figure outside of the mansion’s entrance gates. It was Duanmu Yu with his two attendants. Duanmu Yu was standing there with his hands behind his back.
“Duanmu.” Right when Qin Yu saw him, he immediately called out with a smile on his face.
“Qin Yu.” Duanmu Yu also proceeded to walk towards Qin Yu while smiling. At this moment, the guard of the Floating Cloud Mansion was about to step forward to stop the two attendants. However, Qin Yu sent them a gaze with his eyes and then the guard allowed the two attendants to proceed onward.
“Duanmu, I am truly in awe. We have only known each other for how long? Yet you’ve actually already reached the Godking stage.” Qin Yu was walking alongside Duanmu Yu.
Behind them was Uncle Fu and the two attendants.
Duanmu Yu lightly smiled. “Qin Yu, although we’ve only known each other for a short period of time, I’ve already been at the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage for a very very long time. During the incomparable war of the Divine Realm six quadrillion years ago, I had already reached the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. Do you still think that my improvement is fast?”
Six quadrillion years. Merely this number had caused Qin Yu to tremble.
“It is indeed a very long time. Duanmu, I am very curious. Did you manage to reach the Godking stage after seeing past that love relationship of yours?” Qin Yu asked. “If you cannot tell me, then it’s fine for you to not tell me.”
“It is not something that need to be hidden.”
Duanmu Yu turned around and glanced at his two attendants behind him. The two attendants immediately bowed and retreated backwards.
“Uncle Fu, have someone come and receive the two attendants first.” Qin Yu sent a Mind Voice Transmission to Uncle Fu. Uncle Fu also retreated from Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu. Only Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu remained. The two of them were walking together.
Duanmu Yu laughed. “That Mirage Spirit Mirror merely allowed me to experience a time of life that I once dreamed of but never managed to realize.”
“Under the effects of the Mirage Spirit Mirror, I experienced two extremes. In the end, I suddenly came to accept the unpleasant truth.” Duanmu Yu’s gaze was faintly discernable. “Although it was a garish display, in the end it was still an illusion. Although it was extremely enchanting, it was still like a night blooming cereus and would wither extremely quickly. Only one’s own heart is everlasting.”
“As long as there is a memory of everything, it would be sufficient already .”
Duanmu Yu smiled and then looked to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, do you understand?”
Qin Yu managed to somewhat understand.
“Happiness, grief, surprise, sorrow… all and all, they are like the bubbles underneath the sunshine; dazzling and colorful. However, the bubbles would shatter instantly. Turning everything into falseness.”
Duanmu Yu’s gaze was clear. “However, the change of everything was unable to shake up my heart. No matter how complicated the changes of the outside world was, my heart is still bright like the mirror. Although a mirror could illuminate the changes of the outside world, a mirror is still a mirror… it is forever unchanging.”
Qin Yu understood it a bit.
“Duanmu, did you believe those to be false fabrications?”
Qin Yu slightly smiled. “Although it might be a garish display, it is also not necessarily a false fabrication. Although it is enchanting like a night blooming cereus that withers quickly, as long as one tries hard enough, one would still be capable of stopping the time. Even if it were merely for an instant, one could turn it into eternity.”
“Duanmu, I believe in myself. I also believe that as long as I try hard enough, everything will be possible.” Qin Yu looked to Duanmu Yu.
Duanmu Yu shook his head and said with a light smile. “Qin Yu, your way of thinking is different from mine. However, I believe that you can succeed. This Mirage Spirit Mirror, it’s yours.”
Duanmu Yu extended his hand and handed the Mirage Spirit Mirror over.
“Mine?” Qin Yu was shocked.
After obtaining the Mirage Spirit Mirror, one would have an eighty to ninety percent chance of winning the second chosen candidate spot. Duanmu Yu actually decided to give this to Qin Yu.
“What about you?” Qin Yu immediately asked.
“Me? Qin Yu, could it be that you thought that I would continue to participate in the groom search after becoming a Godking?” Duanmu Yu slightly smiled. “Qin Yu, actually, when I saw that you took out the Gauze Feather Blade to compete for the first chosen candidate spot, I already knew that… you might be the only person among the eighteen candidates who truly loves Jiang Li and is willing to give everything for her.”
“Perhaps only through marrying you would Jiang Li become happy. I also wish for you to be able to succeed. Thus, I’ve decided to gift this Mirage Spirit Mirror to you.”
Duanmu Yu once again pushed the Mirage Spirit Mirror to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu directly received the Mirage Spirit Mirror. “Duanmu, I owe you one. If you need my help in the future, do not hesitate to ask.”
Said Qin Yu solemnly, as he held the Mirage Spirit Mirror.
“Haha… it seems that I managed to profit a favor from a grandmaster artifact craftsman.” Duanmu Yu said while smiling. “Well then, Qin Yu, I would have to go to the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace to personally inform Jiang Fan that I will be withdrawing from the groom search. It wouldn’t be too good and proper for me to just stop my participation without informing him.”
Qin Yu smiled and nodded.
Duanmu Yu had gone to find Jiang Fan just so that he could inform him about withdrawing from the groom search. Qin Yu understood this very well.
When Duanmu Yu withdrew from the groom search, although Jiang Fan was a bit disappointed, he also couldn’t force him to stay. This matter was soon spread out.
Floating Snow City. Floating Cloud Mansion.
“Big Brother Qin Yu, did you know that Duanmu Yu has withdrawn from the groom search?”
When she obtained this news, Jiang Yan ran over to the Floating Cloud Mansion joyfully to announce this good news to Qin Yu. Qin Yu smiled. He knew about this before even the Utmost North Sage Emperor.
“I already knew. Oh, that’s right. A couple days ago, you were together with Li’er, right? How is she doing?” Qin Yu asked.
Jiang Yan nodded and said. “Mn, big sister’s in a pretty good mood lately. Especially after you obtained the first chosen candidate spot, big sister became even more happy.”
Qin Yu smiled.
“Little sis Jiang Yan, you can go and inform Li’er, that I have obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror, and that I am confident in obtaining all three chosen candidate spots in this groom search.” Qin Yu wanted Li’er to be even more happy.
Having obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror, Qin Yu was already confident in winning the second chosen candidate spot.
As for the third chosen candidate spot, it compared the preciousness of everyone’s gift. Toward this chosen candidate spot, Qin Yu was completely confident in winning it.
“Mirage Spirit Mirror?” Jiang Yan was also familiar with the groom search. Thus, she naturally knew that after obtaining the Mirage Spirit Mirror, Qin Yu had practically obtained the second chosen candidate spot.
At this moment, Zhou Xian obtained the news of Duanmu Yu having withdrawn from the groom search and was overjoyed.
“He withdrew from the groom search?” Zhou Xian felt relaxation in his heart. In an instant, he had one less powerful enemy. How could he not be relaxed?
Zhou Xian suddenly recalled a matter.
“Duanmu Yu having withdrew from the groom search, then doesn’t that mean that the Mirage Spirit Mirror that he obtained is of no use?” Zhou Xian had a joyous expression in his eyes. “Good, very good. You all, prepare yourself. I will be proceeding for the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City.”
“Yes, My Lord.”
Zhou Xian’s attendant immediately answered.
“If I were to obtain the Mirage Spirit Mirror, then this second chosen candidate spot would be mine.” Zhou Xian felt a burst of excitement in his heart.
The current Zhou Xian still didn’t know that Duanmu Yu had already gifted the Mirage Spirit Mirror to Qin Yu. Duanmu Yu gifting the Mirage Spirit Mirror to Qin Yu was something that only the two of them knew. At this moment, no one else knew about this.
Soon after, Zhou Xian brought with him gifts and proceeded to leave for the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City to pay Duanmu Yu a visit.