Chapter 19 – Unexpected Mishap
On the other side, Ye Chenyuan had just reached the critical juncture!
Spiritual herbs from the Sky Pearl specifically for body tempering were extremely potent! If it were an ordinary person, he would have gone crazy from the tearing pain that erupted all over his body the moment he stepped into the tub, not to mention continuously channeling the special heart technique. This torture was truly worse than death!
If it weren’t for Ye Chenyuan’s demonstration of tenacity and decisiveness during the fight today, Venerable Li wouldn’t have given him the body tempering. The youngest recorded example of body tempering was twenty-eight years old, and he failed. Thus, although the earlier the body tempering the better, everyone did it after they reached Core Formation in ancient times. After all, if they couldn’t endure it, the consequences would be very frightening!
And since Ye Chenyuan had agreed, the results now depended on his luck.
The moment Yuan Chu returned, she saw a particular spiritual force enveloping Ye Chenyuan’s room. That spiritual force was condensed in the formation, not scattering. It was so dense it seemed like it would solidify into liquid. She took a deep breath, a hint of special spiritual force roused her mind… She thought of something, her eyes widening!
Was this body tempering vital energy? Could it be… Ye Chenyuan was body tempering?!
Yuan Chu knew clearly; she had read the original novel. Venerable Li possessed an ancient prescription. With the spiritual herbs and water from the Sky Pearl, it could help people body temper in a short time frame!
But what he never thought of was that Ye Chenyuan had Divine Emperor Meridians! Once he body tempered, the power of the meridians would be activated. And how terrifying were Divine Emperor Meridians? Right now, he was only at Qi Refining. His body was weak and pitiful. Activating the meridians now, wasn’t that looking for death?!
Yuan Chu was frightened. This part of the plot should’ve happened when Ye Chenyuan was eighteen. At the time, Ye Chenyuan decided to body temper to become stronger. He was about to succeed, but because his meridians activated, not only was the body tempering in vain, his cultivation was also lost. Then he met a girl who saved him… Ah-ah! The important part wasn’t the girl, it was how to save his life! Why did he suddenly want to body temper?
Yuan Chu used her fastest speed to break the seal and rush into the room. The spiritual and vital energy in the room flowed together. Sure enough, it was body tempering. And seeing Ye Chenyuan, he seemed to be on the brink of success. His entire body was glowing a jade colored light. He was clearly already in the last step of body tempering, remodelling the bones.
But Yuan Chu saw the red veins climbing up his chest. Damn it! The meridians were almost awakened!
She didn’t give another thought. A complicated hand seal was completed instantly, and it struck down heavily on Ye Chenyuan’s body. Ye Chenyuan was suddenly interrupted at the final juncture. He spat out a mouthful of blood.
Who? Who was it that broke his formation and sneak attacked him?
Amidst the pain, Ye Chenyuan dazedly opened his eyes. He felt his cultivation fall from the backfire, but he couldn’t care because the one who interrupted him was Yuan Chu?!
Not waiting for him to speak, Yuan Chu had already drawn near. Her hands formed seals, and her finger tapped down between his eyebrows. In the next second, Ye Chenyuan felt a piercing pain there! Yuan Chu… actually wanted to forcefully pull the Sky Pearl out!
“Not good, could it be that she wants to take advantage of the opportunity and steal the Sky Pearl?!”
Venerable Li’s words created a patch of cold in Ye Chenyuan’s heart. Was it possible that Master still wanted the Sky Pearl? So she took advantage of the situation to injure him and forcefully occupy it?
But how could it be? Clearly when he wanted to share it with her, she refused. How could it be?!
Although the Sky Pearl had entered his body, when its master was close to death, someone with a strong cultivation could forcefully pull it out. Once the Sky Pearl left his body for more than a quarter of an hour, the original master would die.
Yuan Chu became a bit anxious when she saw Ye Chenyuan’s divine sense break apart.
“Hurry and share the Sky Pearl with me!”
Just as Yuan Chu’s voice sounded, Venerable Li shouted sternly, “No! She wants to plunder the divine weapon without spending an ounce of effort! Don’t let her get her way! Quick, hide in the Sky Pearl!”
But no matter how Venerable Li shouted in his ear, Ye Chenyuan didn’t move. His eyes watched silently as the Sky Pearl was forcefully pulled out. He looked down at Yuan Chu, his eyes filled with disbelieving sorrow…
“Are you really going to kill me for it?”
His voice quavered slightly. The despair in his heart was greater than when his mother was taken away! Was Yuan Chu’s kindness from before all a lie? No, he refused to believe it!
Yuan Chu immediately knew he had misunderstood. It was understandable though; suddenly harming him so his cultivation would fall and forcefully pulling out his soul-contracted treasure. Just a few more minutes and he would die. Anyone would misunderstand.
Yuan Chu wanted to explain, but she saw the red veins surface on his body. They were slowly climbing up to his eyes! Not good, once the veins reached his head, the Divine Emperor Meridians would awaken!
Yuan Chu didn’t have the time to explain. Seeing Ye Chenyuan staring at her, she hastily said, “Hurry and share! I’m trying to save you!”
When she said this, Ye Chenyuan subconsciously believed her. However, the Venerable Li in his sea of consciousness didn’t. “Don’t believe her! Her actions are too suspicious. Quick, hide in the Sky Pearl!”
Ye Chenyuan wasn’t willing. The worry in Yuan Chu’s eyes wasn’t fake. He must have overlooked something; how could she want to hurt him?
His unwillingness worried Venerable Li. A quarter of an hour was almost over. Venerable Li panicked and used his soul power to take hold of Ye Chenyuan, planning on forcefully pulling him into the Sky Pearl!
Ye Chenyuan was being controlled. He wanted to form a contract with Yuan Chu, but he couldn’t move at all. Yuan Chu saw that the veins had already climbed up to Ye Chenyuan’s neck. But at this moment, Ye Chenyuan’s body started disappearing from the bottom up!
Not good, he was going to enter the Sky Pearl!
She reached out and grabbed Ye Chenyuan. He looked at her in shock, and she knew this wasn’t his will; he was being controlled. The matter of top importance was helping him take back control of his body. But in a moment of life and death, what could she do?
Under a dangerous situation, Yuan Chu couldn’t care that much! She suddenly stood on her tiptoes and kissed Ye Chenyuan on the lips!
It was like an electric current had leapt through him, like he was struck in the soul. Ye Chenyuan practically took back control of his body in a split second. He heard Yuan Chu say, “Share the Sky Pearl with me!”
He seemed to subconsciously complete this action. A drop of blood flew into Ye Chenyuan’s forehead. In the next second, Yuan Chu had already entered the Sky Pearl with him.
After they entered, she didn’t waste a moment. Not waiting for Ye Chenyuan to say anything, she reached out and pushed him. Ye Chenyuan fell backward into the ten thousand year spiritual spring. Strangely enough, just as he wanted to say something, sharp pain arose in his body!
“What’s going on?”
Venerable Li was glaring at Yuan Chu like a tiger watching his prey, but seeing that something wasn’t right with Ye Chenyuan, he was stunned. The spiritual spring nourished all living things. Why did blood stream out of Ye Chenyuan’s entire body after he fell in?