Chapter 23 – Olive Branches Thrown From All Sides
A dumbfounded expression on his face, Venerable Li saw Yuan Chu shake her head.
She was about to leave but stopped when she saw Ye Chenyuan lying on the white jade bed.
Because he was too tired, Ye Chenyuan didn’t have the time to clean himself before he went to sleep. Excessive cultivating had exhausted his spiritual energy. His lips were a bit pale. Lying down, his half-exposed face was truly exquisite.
This damned attractiveness… To be able to stand out in a world filled with handsome men and beautiful women, exhibiting the beauty of a celestial being at a young age, it could only be the male lead.
At first, Yuan Chu didn’t care about him at all, but now she remembered that he was only ten. Seeing exhaustion knit his face into a frown, she couldn’t bear it. She reached out and touched his forehead.
Venerable Li watched from a side, silently nodding in approval. This was a good master. She knew to use her spiritual energy to drive off exhaustion and harm. His master hadn’t been so attentive. He had given him an alchemy furnace and went into seclusion, ten years passing just like that.
In his sleep, Ye Chenyuan sensed some familiar spiritual energy. It nourished every part of his body. He wanted to open his eyes, but he was too tired. He tried many times yet never succeeded. When he finally opened his eyes, Yuan Chu was already gone. However, her sweet fragrance still hung in the air.
“Where’s Master?” Ye Chenyuan discovered his body was very clean, and his heart warmed.
Venerable Li couldn’t stand the silly smile on his face. Annoyed, he replied, “She left.”
“She left?” Ye Chenyuan was a bit regretful. “Then did she say anything?”
Venerable Li wanted to say she didn’t, but he thought of something and nodded. “She did.”
“She told me to stop saying bad things about her because after you shared the Sky Pearl, she could easily see everything that happened inside of it.”
Ye Chenyuan nodded subconsciously and then quickly discovered that something wasn’t right!
“S-she can see everything?” Ye Chenyuan stammered, his eyes wide open.
Venerable Li stared at him, confused. “Yes, that’s exactly what she said.”
Not even a second passed before Ye Chenyuan’s entire being seemed to turn into a cooked shrimp, turning bright red!
Strange, what was this master-disciple pair up to?
Feeling like he had been pushed aside, Venerable Li couldn’t understand what kind of mysterious principles were in her words. And how could an oldie like him who had never fallen in love before understand the confusing and indescribable feelings between boys and girls?
In short, from then on, Ye Chenyuan never undressed in the Sky Pearl again. Seeing this, Yuan Chu was deeply gratified.
The competition still continued as before. But with a conviction of unknown origin, Ye Chenyuan was unstoppable, overcoming all obstacles.
Because everyone Ye Chenyuan was matched up with all had similar cultivation to him. And he was tenth stage Qi Refining, yet he had divine sense comparable to late-stage Foundation Building. Thus, he had no rivals of the same cultivation, easily fighting to the final round!
As the one with the highest cultivation in the competition, Wei Shengji increasingly admired Ye Chenyuan. However, he wouldn’t be lenient. First place had the privilege to choose a master. Although he couldn’t choose Frost Sword Peak, the sect master was accepting a disciple!
This, up on the platform, the two stood, calm and cold with an astonishing loftiness!
The elders had expected Wei Shengji to reach the final round, but Ye Chenyuan secretly surprised.
Young age, high cultivation, a stable foundation, and super strong divine sense!
This implied this youth was diligent and had good perception and luck, even though he had five spiritual roots.
Ye Chenyuan didn’t know it at the moment, but he had already become a very good seedling in the eyes of the sect master and every peak master. If they had the chance, they’d wish to accept him as their disciple.
He didn’t feel anything facing all of those praising gazes. He didn’t look up at the high platform either because he knew, Yuan Chu was watching him.
Just like he had wanted, he fought his way to her. He did it.
“Let’s cut the crap.” Wei Shengji pulled out a sword and told Ye Chenyuan, “I know you’re very strong, so I won’t go easy on you.”
Ye Chenyuan smiled faintly. “Just what I wanted.”
With this, the two exchanged blows!
Many people were watching this match, including those who had already left the platform. They studied their moves attentively. Anyone who could make their way to the final round was strong. Wei Shengji had single-attribute fire roots and was very hardworking. Facing him was very straining for Ye Chenyuan.
But Ye Chenyuan also had his advantages. In his hands, ordinary moves experienced countless improvements. He seemed to have the guidance of a great teacher. Even the simplest Ghost Steps increase his speed exponentially.
Watching them exchange blows, the onlookers all benefited considerably.
Finally, by a minute margin, Ye Chenyuan defeated Wei Shengji. He wasn’t able to react when the sword pointed at his neck.
“How could…” He stared, his eyes widened. He gasped for breath while staring at Ye Chenyuan in disbelief. “Why do I feel like you knew my every move?”
Ye Chenyuan sheathed his dagger, smiling a bit awkwardly. “Because… I watched every one of your matches.”
Relying on his retentive memory, he memorized his moves and practiced over and over in the Sky Pearl, trying to unravel his moves.
Wei Shengji fought more than thirty battles in all, but Ye Chenyuan had practiced at least a thousand times.
Diligence could only let one walk a bit farther. But diligence and talent created terrifying effects!
This was the first time the sect master smiled. His praising eyes landed on the two children, finally focusing on Ye Chenyuan.
“Child, you’ve done well! No matter whether it’s talented perception or studious diligence, it’s all very outstanding. I wish to accept you as my disciple. Are you willing?”
The sect master’s sudden words startled everyone!
It couldn’t be. It wasn’t even the Selection Ceremony yet, and he was snatching someone already? A breath choked up in the other peak masters’ chests. So frustrating, they hadn’t spoken fast enough!
Ye Chenyuan also blanked for a moment. He instinctively looked at Yuan Chu. The fairy-like girl was glaring at the sect master in dissatisfaction, her face saying, This person is too shameless!
Moqi Tingfeng didn’t move an inch. If Ye Chenyuan were just an ordinary person with five spiritual roots, he wouldn’t think much of passing him to Yuan Chu. However, the youth in front of him was a remarkable diamond in the rough. He believed he would know who to choose.
The other disciples revealed envious expressions. Entering Myriad Sword Sect was already a good matter that would bring honor to your ancestors. Entering the inner sect was even better. If you were regarded highly by the sect master and accepted as his disciple, your prospects were unlimited!