Chapter 10 – No Longer Alone
…He never thought that someone would not hesitate to ask the mighty sect master of the first of the ten great immortal sects to refine a pill for him, a person with a ruined dantian. Not to mention, it was a rank six pill that couldn’t be found on the market. This all seemed like a dream.
“Go, take the medicinal pill. I’ll protect you!”
Yuan Chu’s carefree voice woke Ye Chenyuan from his reverie. He smiled, grateful.
“Okay!” He grasped the jade bottle, his confidence for tomorrow’s preliminaries growing.
Inside of the silent South Wind Palace, Ye Chenyuan opened the bottle. The pill flew out, and he caught it through an acupoint selection technique, ingesting it.
Settled in a cross-legged position, Ye Chenyuan felt the boundless spiritual energy burning in his abdomen the moment the pill entered. Reconstructing the dantian was a long and difficult process, and he did not have the luxury of time. He had no choice but to keep compressing the process. He needed to finish before tomorrow’s competition!
Yuan Chu sat next to him, guarding him with her sword on hand. But even though she held her sword with a serious expression on her face, she looked adorable. And since she ate and slept well in the Myriad Sword Sect, her entire body was fleshy, making people want to hug her tight and take a bite!
After several hours, Yuan Chu noticed that Ye Chenyuan’s forehead was covered in sweat. She guessed that he already reached the critical juncture.
But Ye Chenyuan’s breath slowly roughened. Frowning, she thought for a moment. If she wasn’t remembering wrongly, Ye Chenyuan had demons in his heart… Although he was the son of his clan’s patriarch, the people of his clan treated him badly. His mother was forced to marry a powerful man. He always remembered seeing his mother weep as she was dragged away. And the look in her eyes, it was full of despair and unwillingness.
Thus, every time there was a trial of internal demons, he would think of these memories.
Ye Chenyuan gasped. Indescribable pain appeared on his pale face. His eyebrows were knit tightly together and his body was tense. It was like his entire being was thrust into a mountain of blades amidst a sea of fire.
At this moment, Yuan Chu reached out and held Ye Chenyuan’s hand in her’s. Her voice was earnest as she whispered, “Don’t be afraid.”
She knew Ye Chenyuan would definitely make it through, but they were pressed for time, so she chose to use divine sense to project her voice into his sea of consciousness, guiding him.
“As long as you are strong enough, you can do things other people can’t. You’ll take back everything you lost from anyone you can think of! As long as you are strong enough, you will not be swayed.”
In the nothingness, Ye Chenyuan heard her steady voice. His consciousness shook off the chains of illusion pinning him down!
For years, he dreamed that he would take his mother back from the hands of the evildoers. Her unwilling eyes and grief-stricken expression were all a part of these nightly terrors.
But no one had ever cared about his nightmares. Nine years passed as he lived amidst continuous fighting and vying. This was the first time someone held his hand and comforted him, protecting him in his time of need. It appeared that he was no longer a lone wolf. Instead, he had someone who shared her warmth with him.
He held tight to her hand. He sensed the spiritual light in his mind flash. The shining fragments converged downwards, and a new dantian formed.
Moreover, he knew that in the future he would never have that dream again; he was no longer alone.
With this line of thought, he seemed to shed his shackles. Dense spiritual energy started revolving around him.
Yuan Chu stared at Ye Chen Yuan in shock. She discovered that besides rapidly strengthening, his newly recovered dantian also raised stage by stage. Soon, he was back to the eighth stage of Qi Condensation! And it looked like he would quickly break through to ninth stage!
Sure enough, the male lead was the male lead. For him, who stood up against the ten great sects and escaped unscathed, a little dantian was nothing!
To avoid causing a commotion, Yuan Chu sealed the entire peak when they started. Thus, the South Wind Palace was still silent and tranquil with no one to disturb them.
After his cultivation stabilized, Ye Chenyuan opened his eyes. A ray of spiritual light flashed by, and his eyes turned an even brighter pitch-black. They were just like an ancient well cast under moonlight, silent and motionless. But when his gaze landed on Yuan Chu, they shone with an indescribable gentleness.
“Master, the recovery pill sure lives up to its name. I’ve recovered.”
As Yuan Chu smiled, she realized his hand still held onto her’s. In the boy’s slender hand, her chubby fingers seemed so immature. How could she uphold her honor as his master like this?
Ye Chenyuan also realized they were holding hands and took the initiative to let go. However, he felt like he lost a piece of his heart along with that soft and warm touch. He hated that he couldn’t take that little hand back into his.
No, no, I can’t! Even if Master is small, she is still my master! I can’t be so rude.
But Yuan Chu threw this bit of awkwardness to the back of her head. She raised an eyebrow and laughed.
“We’re good now. Little Qiu doesn’t have to worry that you’re going to be abused tomorrow!”
Although Ye Chenyuan’s smile was faint, it was filled with confidence!
The door opened. Little Qiu naturally knew Ye Chenyuan had recovered when she heard them talking. She walked over, overjoyed.
Yuan Chu was a bit tired. Sealing the entire peak was very energy consuming; she needed to rest.
Thus, she handed Ye Chenyuan over to Little Qiu and then went to sleep.
At this age, although she was a Nascent Soul, meditation couldn’t replace sleep. Not that she wanted to replace it.
Little Qiu received her orders and immediately brought Ye Chenyuan to the bamboo forest so he could familiarize himself with his regained power.
Little Qiu was a Core Formation cultivator. With her cultivation, she shouldn’t have stayed behind to look after Yuan Chu in the South Wind Palace, but she willingly stayed as a servant to repay the kindness of Yuan Chu’s mother. Hence, she was qualified to teach Ye Chenyuan.
As Ye Chenyuan listened to Little Qiu thoroughly analyze his cultivation and technique, his thoughts involuntarily flew back to Yuan Chu.
In the last ten days, he never once saw her read or cultivate or attend a lecture. She looked like she had nothing to do along with an abundance of liveliness and excessive laziness. But even so, he still felt that she was very strong. Just like before, she sealed the entire peak by herself. This wasn’t something an ordinary Nascent Soul could do.
Thinking of tomorrow’s competition, he reined in his distracting thoughts. With Master helping me like this, I can’t let her lose face!
Thus, he began to earnestly cultivate, carefully listening to Little Qiu’s teaching.
By the next day, she had taught him almost everything he needed to know, but Little Qiu seemed like she was watching her own child taking the exam. She worried for the departing Ye Chenyuan.
“Little Yuan just recovered his cultivation. Won’t it be too difficult for him to fight now?”
She said this, staring at Yuan Chu who was still sprawled on her bed.
Yuan Chu replied from her inelegant position on the bed, her voice muffled. “Don’t worry! He’ll be fine…”
[Tln: Wow~ I just found out TDCM ended today at 1286 chapters! Happy reading~]