Chapter 20 – Seal
Yuan Chu didn’t have the time to speak. She jumped straight into the spring. The veins the power had reached split open the moment they touched the water. He felt as if something in his body was erupting outwards! This about-to-explode feeling was so fierce. When he saw Yuan Chu swim toward him, he almost subconsciously shouted,
“Don’t come over here!”
Yuan Chu was surprised, but she continued heading over.
“I… I feel like I’m about to self-explode! Don’t come over here!”
“It’s fine!” The gentle light in Yuan Chu’s hand pulled at Ye Chenyuan. “I know what’s happening to you. Just listen to me.”
Ye Chenyuan was afraid of hurting Yuan Chu. Seeing her draw near, he instinctively retreated.
Anxious, Yuan Chu used her short little hands to hug him.
“Stop, don’t move! I’m trying to save your life!”
Just as expected, the spiritual energy pouring from Yuan Chu’s body into his was like a seal. It blocked off the depths of his meridians. This process was very difficult. Luckily for him, Yuan Chu was already at Spirit Separation Realm before she was reborn. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have been able to seal Ye Chenyuan’s meridian power at all. Plus, he was still weak right now. Although the sealing was difficult, it was still doable. If he was any stronger, perhaps it wouldn’t have worked.
A ball of black smoke in midair was Venerable Li. He saw Yuan Chu’s movements, and only now did he understand that she truly was saving his life. But what was going on? In ancient times, everyone body tempered, yet this never happened. In that moment just now, he sensed that Ye Chenyuan’s entire body was about to explode. What in the world was that terrifying power?
Could it be?!
Venerable Li thought of something, blurting out, “Could it be Ye Chenyuan has Divine Emperor Meridians?!”
At this moment, Yuan Chu had entirely no time to pay attention to him. Accidentally activating some meridian, this carry-on grandpa was such a trouble magnet!
Yuan Chu absorbed energy from the ten-thousand-year spiritual spring to replenish hers as she sealed Ye Chenyuan. She used the Heavenly Demon Seal from The Ancient Records. It could seal heavenly demons, so it could definitely seal divine emperors. This seal needed nine times nine (81) Daos. Every Dao used up all of the current Yuan Chu’s Nascent Soul spiritual force. Luckily, the spirit spring provided an unending source of replenishment. Otherwise, it truly would’ve been impossible!
She didn’t know how long had passed. Time flowed much slower inside the Sky Pearl. Yuan Chu felt that she had spent at least a month there, but finally, she finished the sealing.
The last Dao seal was placed down. Ye Chenyuan sank into a deep sleep. Yuan Chu wiped her forehead and left the spiritual spring first.
“How is it?” Venerable Li knew he had done something bad out of good intentions. He guiltily hovered around Yuan Chu. “You used the Heavenly Demon Seal? Good girl, you truly understand a lot…”
Yuan Chu rolled her eyes at him. “You’ve been with him for that long, yet you didn’t think to examine him for hidden meridians?”
Venerable Li was a bit embarrassed. “… Things like divine meridians are a one in a million chance. There are usually signs. How could I have known he had Divine Emperor Meridians, which don’t reveal themselves at all in the early stages?”
Yuan Chu snorted and asked, “What about the body tempering? Even in ancient times, body tempering was a step that came after Core Formation. He’s so young right now, how could you have him body temper?”
Hearing this, Venerable Li looked at Yuan Chu. “What else if not for you?”
“Me?” Yuan Chu was surprised. “What does this have to do with me?”
After that, Venerable Li told her all of Ye Chenyuan’s worries of stopping anyone else from winning and choosing her as their master. Hearing it all, Yuan Chu didn’t know what to say…
She glanced over at the elegant youth meditating in the spiritual spring. Her face was disapproving, but her heart was ineffably a bit moved…
She used to believe that accepting a disciple was just literal. It was enough for her to give him some cultivation resources and pointers. And she did do this. Anyway, the male lead didn’t have a master in her last life, and he still lived. With or without her, what did it matter?
But after this, she suddenly understood something. Becoming master and disciple was agreeing to a sort of responsibility. This responsibility wasn’t for her to conveniently demand from but instead was a stable, emotion-invested relationship.
She still didn’t understand the so-called master-disciple relationship’s true value, but Ye Chenyuan clearly understood better than her, so he recklessly tried to stabilize their relationship. He truly was a foolish child.
Finally understanding the youth in front of her wasn’t just the male lead she’d leech off of in the future, Yuan Chu suddenly got a lot closer to him. She didn’t get mad at him. After all, he had to grow and learn. Now, she could fill her role as his master. Thinking about raising a strong cultivator, it was still quite interesting!
Then, this was just what she’d do in the future!
When Ye Chenyuan awoke, he discovered he was in the Sky Pearl. He sensed his cultivation. Before when the body tempering was interrupted, his cultivation clearly fell. But now, his cultivation not only did not fall, but also rose to tenth stage Qi Condensing! Even advancing two stages, what happened?
Ye Chenyuan tried to recall what had happened.
“You finally woke up!” Venerable Li drew near, a bit embarrassed. “Sorry, kid, I didn’t know you had Divine Emperor Meridians. Rashly having you body temper, I almost brought calamity to you…”
“Divine Emperor Meridians?” Ye Chenyuan didn’t understand. He had read many books, but Divine Emperor Meridians, he had never heard of before.
And when he tried to recall, his mind was chaos. Suddenly, Yuan Chu appeared in his mind. Then, he thought of that kiss!
Immediately, his face lit up in a blush!
Why would Master… kiss him?
Ye Chenyuan’s mind turned sluggish. It seemed that Venerable Li had taken control of him and Master had tried to excite him to let him regain control, so she…
Venerable Li didn’t realize that Ye Chenyuan’s mind was wandering. “Exactly, Divine Emperor Meridians! They are a very potent power. Once awakened, your current physique definitely couldn’t take it… But luckily, that master of yours discovered it in time. She sealed your meridians just as they activated. She used all the power of a Nascent Soul to complete a seal of 81 Daos. I reckon you need to wait until you reach late stage Nascent Soul to completely undo it. However, because of your meridians, although the body tempering failed, your cultivation still rose. Your constitution is also better than before. It’s something good from bad…”
Ye Chenyuan didn’t hear Venerable Li’s chattering. He just grasped on the main point. That was, Master had saved him!
“Where’s Master?!” Ye Chenyuan hastily got up and asked.
Venerable Li paused for a moment and then regretfully looked at him. “Master, master! Why don’t you care about your meridians for a moment? That’s a matter of life and death!”
Ye Chenyuan was a bit embarrassed, but thinking of that kiss… he urgently wanted to see her!
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