Chapter 24 – Official Disciple
As for becoming the sect master’s disciple, once had to know he currently only had one disciple! That disciple was only sixteen yet already at Core Formation. If Ye Chenyuan was the sect master’s disciple, he would truly reach heaven in a single bound!
Even Venerable Li couldn’t help pitching in, “This junior isn’t bad. If you become his disciple, you’ll grow faster than if you were Yuan Chu’s hands.”
When he finished speaking, he recalled how well Yuan Chu treated Ye Chenyuan and added, “Of course, it’s your choice who you choose.”
Ye Chenyuan thought to himself, Do I really have to choose?
He kneeled on one knee. “I am indebted by Sect Master’s regard, but please forgive Disciple. I cannot agree.”
His words triggered waves of excitement in the audience. Ye Chenyuan rejected the sect master?
Coming to Myriad Sword Sect, who didn’t want to become the strongest? Did this kid’s brain short-circuit?
Seeing Ye Chenyuan refuse the sect master, the other peak masters froze for a moment. Then, they smiled and tossed down their olive branches.
“Little friend, why don’t you come to Spiritual Pill Peak? Alchemist is the best occupation!”
“What future is there in sitting in front of a furnace all day long? You should come to my Fire Forging Peak and create your own perfect spirit weapons!”
Even Long Xiu, who never got along with Yuan Chu, offered, “You should come to our Spirit Beast Peak!”
She added, “Your junior and senior sisters are very easy to get along with…”
Even seduction was used…
Ye Chenyuan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Although he knew getting first place would draw other’s approval, his determination never faltered.
He kneeled facing Yuan Chu.
“I am indebted to every seniors’ deep fondness, but Disciple fought to the final round for only one person!”
When he said it like this, everyone quieted down. Some people thought it was inconceivable. It should be the way they thought it was, right?
But they didn’t have the chance to say anything before they saw Ye Chenyuan smile at them.
It was a kind of somewhat prideful smile that seemed like the morning sun breaking through the clouds.
“I’m kneeling here right now only to ask the honorable Frost Sword Peak’s Yuan Chu to accept me as her disciple!”
His words stirred up the audience once more.
It wasn’t enough to call him stupid at this point. He had rejected the sect master and ignored the olive branches the other sect masters threw to him. And now he wanted to enter a peak without a single disciple and whose peak master was a six-year-old? Wasn’t this just giving up on the path of immortality?
Was he confused?
And among these people, only Yuan Chu knew what was going on.
Seeing that Ye Chenyuan had already made up his mind, the sect master sighed to himself and sat down. Yuan Chu thought for a moment and slowly stood up.
Ye Chenyuan stared at her as if she was the only person in the world. His back was as straight as a stick. His eyes shone from the small delight of waiting for his master’s praise. This earnestness made Yuan Chu feel something she had never experienced before.
She rose into the air and then landed by Ye Chenyuan. Wei Shengji had already withdrawn from the floating platform. Tens of thousands of gazes gathered on them, gathered on that adorable yet serious girl wearing a sky-blue gauze dress.
She asked, puzzled. Very early on, she had told him he need not put in so much effort. She would accept him as her disciple no matter what. Why did he insist on fighting for first place? The male lead should’ve been the kind to hide his weaknesses.
Ye Chenyuan replied without a single doubt in his voice.
“Because, I want to let everybody know, only first place has the qualifications to receive our teachings!”
In the Myriad Sword Sect, everyone who mentioned Yuan Chu did so with a jealous and disdainful tone. Jealous that she had a good mother, disdainful that she had relied on external power to become strong.
So in private discussions, everyone said there certainly wouldn’t be a single disciple who would choose her as master. They even said that even if she were gifted to them as their teacher, they wouldn’t want her!
And Ye Chenyuan used his actions to tell them, the Frost Sword Peak master you all disdained, it wasn’t that no one wanted to learn under her. Instead, if she were to accept a disciple, it would only be the very best!
So he had to get first and use true power to make those people shut up, save some face for his master who was only his!
To this sincerity, not to mention Yuan Chu, even the sect master was very moved. It was even more so to the other peak masters, who shook their heads and sighed. Why couldn’t such an understanding child be their disciple?
Yuan Chu froze for a moment and then laughed happily. Her beautiful eyes sparkled brighter than the brilliant night sky.
With a wave of her hand, she tyrannically said,
“Okay! Since you asked so sincerely, I will reluctantly accept! From today onwards, you are my Frost Sword Peak’s first and last disciple. I, Yuan Chu, have decided to accept you as my final disciple!”
Her words made many stare in disbelief. Inheriting disciple?!
He had finally waited until this moment. Ye Chenyuan greeted her, his heart in agitation, saying loudly,
“Disciple Ye Chenyuan greets Master!”
Yuan Chu laughed and personally helped him up.
One was ten and the other six; they were a strange pair no matter how you looked at it. But for some unknown reason, after seeing Yuan Chu smile so splendidly at Ye Chenyuan, they suddenly felt that it was so nice to have a master who was willing to accept you as her only disciple. The meaning of this was completely different from being a personal disciple!
Especially since Yuan Chu’s future was limitless. She was just six years old and already a Nascent Soul. She would definitely reach farther than sect master. In the long run, becoming her only disciple was certainly enviable…
At this thought, the onlooking disciple stirred restlessly. Unexpectedly, first place had such calculations! He claimed a place next to a mountain with so much potential to lean on. He was too sly!
The disciple accepting that followed was uneventful. Wei Shengji had performed very well and was smoothly accepted under the sect master. The other high placing disciples also went on their respective ways. Besides the gloomy-expressioned Long Xiu, everyone else was very happy.
The only unfortunate thing was that after the competition ended, Yuan Chu had to go receive her punishment!
And the place she was going to wasn’t an ordinary reflection cliff. It was the Everlasting Heavenly Barrier. The spiritual energy there was mixed. Cultivating there would be thousands of times more difficult than cultivating outside. Progress was extremely slow. Of course, from another viewpoint, it was also a very good place to stabilize your foundation. It was just that for someone to stay in an environment with no vegetation to be seen for miles was simply too lonesome.
Yuan Chu used her little hands to calculate the time. Including her past punishment, she had to reflect for a year, a month, and a day! How could it be? The sect master was too unreasonable. She was someone with a disciple now; how could he punish her just like that…
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