Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 63 – Soul Tears of Life
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Sage Emperor’s Palace. Inside Jiang Fan’s study room.
The door of the study room was tightly closed. The windows were also tightly closed. The entire study room was dim and dusky. Without moving, Jiang Fan sat before the table all alone.
“Woosh!” Jiang Lan appeared in the empty space before the table.
Jiang Fan raised his head and took a glance at Jiang Lan. Jiang Fan’s eyes were slightly dark red. It seemed that his aura was somewhat heavy. Jiang Lan was unable to refrain himself from frowning. “Big brother, what are you thinking of? Why are you acting like this?”
Jiang Lan also managed to sense that something was wrong with Jiang Fan.
Why would the Jiang Fan who used to be confident and at ease become like this? Furthermore, the betrothal gifts that Jiang Fan managed to obtain should be something that he was proud of.
“Second brother, so you’ve come.” Jiang Fan said unenthusiastically.
Jiang Lan frowned and said. “Big brother, that Qin Yu’s betrothal gift should be that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, right? He has already obtained two chosen candidate spots and his betrothal gift is also a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. There should be no need for any doubt for him to attain the victory. Thus, what are you so vexed over?”
“No need for any doubt?” Jiang Fan sneered. “Second brother, the way you think is too simplistic.”
“Oh? Are you saying that Zhou Xian’s betrothal gift was even more precious than a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?” Jiang Lan asked in suspicion.
Jiang Fan grew silent.
Jiang Lan and Jiang Fan were blood brothers. The two of them were brothers since the time of the birth of the Divine Realm. They knew each other very well. Jiang Lan frowned and said. “Big brother, what exactly is the betrothal gift that Zhou Xian listed?”
Jiang Fan continued to remain silent.
“Big brother!” Jiang Lan had grown a bit angry.
“Don’t ask anymore.” Jiang Fan flipped his eyelid and coldly shouted.
Jiang Lan was frowning. However, he took a deep breath and restrained his anger. “Big Brother. You must know that Qin Yu is the new Craftsman God. If you were to allow him to win, then not only would you obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, you would also obtain a new Craftsman God as your son-in-law. It is obvious that in the future, our Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s status would become the highest among the Eight Great Sacred Lands. Thus, why are you hesitating right now?”
“Do not bother me. Let me personally ponder over this myself.” Jiang Fan’s deep and low voice sounded through the study room.
Jiang Lan was angered. If Jiang Fan were to tell him of the reason, then he would’ve been able to feel better. However, at this moment, Jiang Fan refused to tell him why.
“Get out!” Jiang Fan suddenly raised his hand and stared at Jiang Lan coldly.
Jiang Lan strongly repressed the anger that he had in his heart. He coldly humphed and then left the Sage Emperor’s Palace with a teleportation. Jiang Lan did not wish to become hostile against Jiang Fan head on because, after all, the person who gets to decide who the victor of the groom search was still Jiang Fan.
Inside the Wood Mansion.
Qin Yu had been quietly waiting for Jiang Lan the entire time. He did not even bother to go see Jiang Li. Instead, he was sitting beside the pond all by himself and waiting for Jiang Lan’s return. After only a short moment, Jiang Lan had returned.
“Uncle Lan?” Seeing Jiang Lan’s expression, Qin Yu’s heart started to violently jump.
The situation was bad!
Jiang Lan slowly exhaled. His expression slowly returned to normal. He looked at Qin Yu and sighed. “Little Yu, the situation is exactly as you imagined it to be. It’s not good.”
“What happened? Is the Utmost North Sage Emperor planning to choose Zhou Xian?” Qin Yu had became impatient.
“No.” Jiang Fan had become calm again. “I know Jiang Fan very well. If he had already decided to choose Zhou Xian, then he would not have that sort of appearance. His appearance…evidently, he is still hesitating.”
“Hesitating?” Qin Yu frowned.
“That’s right. Jiang Fan is unable to decide who to choose yet. I truly cannot imagine what was written on the Zhou Clan’s betrothal gift list; it actually managed to make Jiang Fan hesitate on who to choose.”
Jiang Lan shook his head and frowned. “You’ve obtained two chosen candidate spots, your betrothal gift is also a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and you’re also the new Craftsman God! All of this actually can’t make my big brother become resolved to choose you. What exactly was written on that Zhou Clan’s betrothal gift list?”
Qin Yu also started to frown.
Not only Jiang Lan, Qin Yu too was confused.
Qin Yu felt that he already had more than enough things to rely on. There should be no possibility for him to lose. However, the fact remained… that Zhou Xian’s betrothal gift list had caused Jiang Lan to hesitate.
“No matter what, I absolutely cannot lose.” Qin Yu’s gaze grew sharp.
“Uncle Lan.” Qin Yu looked to Jiang Lan. “Currently, the Utmost North Sage Emperor is pondering. Do you think it’d be possible for me to make him support me if I were to increase the weight of my betrothal gift?”
Jiang Lan grew silent for a moment.
“Little Yu.” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu. “Your betrothal gift is already extremely weighty. The first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure is an extremely precious treasure. Even if you were to increase it, I reckon it would still not account to much.”
Qin Yu frowned.
Jiang Lan continued. “However…” Hearing this word, Qin Yu immediately pricked up his ears. It seemed that there was still hope.
“Jiang Fan, as the clan leader of the Jiang Clan, the reason why he values first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and other treasures like so, is because he wants to increase the strength of the Jiang Clan. Since that is the case… then we still have two more methods.”
“What are the two methods?” Qin Yu said confusedly.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. “The first method is to begin from the father and daughter relationship of Jiang Fan and Li’er. Although Jiang Fan had Li’er do a public groom search, one cannot deny that he still has feelings of affection for her. I’ll bring Li’er over and have her tell him directly… that the person she likes is you, and ask him to help you two be together.”
“The happiness of her daughter ought to be able to affect him.” Jiang Lan nodded.
Qin Yu felt a burst of happiness.
That’s right. If he were Jiang Fan, then he would definitely have to consider the desire of his daughter.
“The second method.” Jiang Lan continued.” Didn’t Jiang Fan want the Floating Snow City to become even more powerful? It’s very simple. We can directly tell him that you possess the other Soul Tear of Life.”
Qin Yu was startled.
Indeed, not many people knew of the secret of him possessing the Meteoric Tear.
Jiang Lan continued. “Li’er possesses a single Soul Tear of Life and you possess the other. If the two of you were to dual train, then your comprehensions would be linked together. Between the two of you, it would be extremely easy for a single person to become a Godking.”
“Furthermore, the two drops of Soul Tears of Life were left created by the Godking of Life peculiar energy during her death. If the two Soul Tears of Life were to combine, then the energy of the Godking of Life would arise once more. Regardless of who obtains these two Soul Tears of Life, that person would have a chance of becoming the new ‘Godking of Life.’”
At that point, Qin Yu started to understand.
The Meteoric Tear was composed of two parts. The first part was the comprehension of the spatial laws whereas the second part was the energy of the Godking of Life. The Godking of Life’s energy was extremely peculiar. It was even capable of restoring one’s soul.
“With the two of you together, it would be very possibly for Li’er to become a Godking. His own daughter becoming a Godking, I reckon that this should be very attractive to Jiang Fan.” Jiang Lan said while smiling.
Qin Yu repeatedly nodded.
That’s right, the two methods that Jiang Lan spoke of were both extremely feasible.
“If we were to use both methods at the same time, then the possibility of success would be even greater.” Jiang Fan nodded and looked toward the entrance of the courtyard. “Li’er, you’ve been eavesdropping so long by the entrance. Come on in.”
“Li’er?” Qin Yu immediately spread out his Spatial Energy. Sure enough…. Jiang Li with slightly reddened eyes was currently behind the courtyard’s entrance.
When he was chatting with Uncle Lan earlier, Qin Yu’s frame of mind had been in a nervous and tensed state the entire time. He didn’t even manage to discover that Jiang Li was outside of the courtyard’s entrance. Of course, this was also related to Qin Yu not having spread his Spatial Energy.
“Big Brother Qin Yu, what Uncle Lan said is correct. I’ll go together with Uncle Lan.” Jiang Li walked over and said to Qin Yu resolutely.
Qin Yu grew silent for a moment and then nodded. “Then I shall trouble you.” Qin Yu smiled a guilt-ridden smile to Jiang Li. Jiang Li immediately shook her head.
After a short moment, Jiang Lan brought Jiang Li and once again teleported to the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace.
It was still that dusky and quiet study room.
“It’s been twelve quadrillion years already. Must I continue on like this for ever?” Jiang Fan mumbled in a low voice. Suddenly Jiang Fan raised his head. In the middle of the study room, Jiang Li and Jiang Lan appeared at the same time.
“Second brother, you’ve come again?” Jiang Fan frowned. After seeing Jiang Li, Jiang Fan took a long sigh. “Li’er, what matter do you have?”
Jiang Li looked to her father. Resolutely, she said. “Imperial Father, I wish that you select Big Brother Qin Yu.”
“You wish?” Jiang Fan frowned.
“That’s right.”Jiang Li nodded and said. “Actually, I already knew Big Brother Qin Yu back from the Mortal Realm. The only reason he trained and cultivated all the way to the Divine Realm was for me.”
“You said, you said that Qin Yu?” Jiang Fan found it to be hard to believe. “The matter of you going to the Mortal Realm was something that had only happened about twenty thousand years ago. That Qin Yu, how could his cultivation speed be that fast?”
“That’s right. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Uncle Lan or even that Zhou Xian.” Jiang Li directly replied.
Jiang Lan nodded and said. “Big brother, this is indeed the case. Little Yu has always been striving his best to train. The reason why his cultivation speed was that fast and even the reason why he became the new Craftsman God, they were all so that he could marry Li’er. That’s why… he was capable of gifting the Gauze Feather Blade to you without the slightest hesitation and write down a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure as his betrothal gift.”
Jiang Fan started to believe now.
“No wonder, no wonder he was willing to part with two first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.” Jiang Fan nodded. He then frowned and looked at Jiang Li. “Li’er, could it be that you believe that your older cousin Zhou Xian is not good toward you?”
Jiang Li shook her head and said. “I will marry no one else other than Big Brother Qin Yu!”
Jiang Fan was startled. He then humped. “Absolutely disgraceful!”
“Big brother.” Jiang Lan also became a bit angry. “Big brother, are you implying that Li’er would have nothing to say in the matters of her own marriage? From the way I see it, you’ve gone mad today. What exactly are you thinking of?”
Jiang Fan raised his head and glowered at Jiang Lan.
“What, you plan to fight me?” Jiang Lan sneered. “Do not forget that you gave Qin Yu’s Gauze Feather Blade to me.” As he possessed the Gauze Feather Blade, it was indeed impossible for Jiang Fan to defeat Jiang Lan.
Jiang Fan coldly humphed and then said no more.
After all, he already possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. He had merely given the Gauze Feather Blade to Jiang Lan so that the strength of the Floating Snow City would become even more powerful.
“Jiang Fan, I’ll let you understand everything today. That Qin Yu, he is the host of the other Soul Tear of Life that was left behind by A’Mei after her death.” Jiang Lan coldly looked at Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan was startled.
“What did you say?” Jiang Fan said in shock.
“Could it be that you’ve already forgotten about it this quickly?” Jiang Lan sneered and said. “When you people combined forced to kill A’Mei, before she died, she left behind two Soul Tears of Life. One of it merged with Li’er. If it weren’t for this, would there even be anyone wanting to participate in your public groom search?”
Jiang Fan was stunned.
Indeed, practically all the participants of this groom search were here because of the Soul Tear of Life.
“I value the two of them as much as I would my own children. Jiang Fan, you’d best not be too heartless.” A cold light was flickering through Jiann Lan’s eyes. “Moreover, once the two of them get married, after they enter dual training, their two Soul Tears of Life will fuse together. Oh how easy it would be for a new Godking of Life to be born between them. Little Yu had also said that he would be giving his Soul Tear of Life to your daughter!”
“If that was the case, then it would be very likely for you to have a new Godking of Life as your daughter.” Jiang Lan continued. “Furthermore, you would also have a Craftsman God as your son-in-law.”
“With Qin Yu here, it is without a doubt that the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City will become the strongest among the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm. I want to ask you now, what exactly are you still hesitating for?” Jiang Lan glowered at Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan’s deep breathing sound echoed through the study room.
“Second brother, let me calm myself. Okay?” Jiang Fan started to became a bit amenable to persuasion.
Jiang Lan took a breath of relief in his heart. Jiang Fan’s attitude at the beginning had also caused Jiang Lan to feel uneasy. His attitude had shown that he was somewhat supporting Zhou Xian.
However now, he had became amenable to persuasion. It ought to be that the words spoken earlier had reached Jiang Fan.
“Big brother, I wish that you do not make a decision that will disappoint everyone. You ought to know what… what A’Mei meant to me and what these two children mean to me.” Jiang Lan decided to urge his brother once more.
Jiang Fan slowly nodded. “Second brother, I understand all of this. Well then, the two of you should leave first. I need to carefully debate over this by myself after calming down.”
“Okay. In that case, I’ll wait for the result that you will be declaring in several days.” Jiang Lan said indifferently.
After that, Jiang Lan held Li’er’s hand and then the two of them disappeared from the study room. The study room once again returned to the quietness and duskiness of before. Only a deep sigh was heard.
“It would seem that I must make a decision now.”
Jiang Fan flipped his hand. What appeared in his hand was the the betrothal gift list that Zhou Xian had presented. The contents within the betrothal gift list was what had caused Jiang Fan to be unable to set his heart at ease no matter what.