Chapter 25 – Longing for a Kiss
Ye Chenyuan couldn’t understand why Yuan Chu was punished. When he asked her, she wouldn’t answer. She only replied that she had done something wrong and was going to Everlasting Heavenly Barrier to reflect on her errors.
Ye Chenyuan held suspicions in his heart. After Yuan Chu left, he prodded Little Aunt Qiu for answers.
Little Qiu was very touched seeing the two children care so much about each other. It didn’t take much prodding for her to sigh in surrender.
“My Lady is being punished because the sect master found out she gave you the ten thousand year spirit essence.”
It was because of the spirit essence?
Ye Chenyuan asked, confused, “Could that spirit essence have been the sect master’s…”
Little Qiu lowered her voice. “The sect master was angry because that ten thousand year spirit essence is a treasure My Lady’s mother specially found for her when she was still alive!”
She paused and continued, “My Lady became a Nascent Soul through forceful methods. Therefore, her foundation and mind aren’t stable. It’s easier for her to get internal demons than other Nascent Souls. There’s also a bigger chance for her to experience Qi Deviation. So My Lady’s mother found this ten thousand year spirit essence for her because she was afraid she would succumb to her demons. It would help secure her soul in times of danger. And since My Lady gave the spirit essence to you, the sect master would naturally be enraged when he found out. That’s why he punished her.”
Ye Chenyuan’s heart couldn’t stay calm at these words. The ten thousand year spirit essence was unexpectedly so important to Master!
He wallowed in self-blame. “So that’s how it was. Unfortunately, I already used a pearl of spirit essence. But in the future, I’ll definitely find better soul securing treasures for Master. I won’t disappoint her!”
Ye Chenyuan’s words moved Little Qiu. Although this child was young, he was truly very understanding.
“It’s enough as long as you have heart. In the year My Lady is away, you have to cultivate well. That is the best repayment for her. I have to send My Lady her meal now. We can continue speaking when I return.”
Ye Chenyuan’s eyes brightened at her words. “Sending her meal? Let me go!”
Little Qiu was a bit conflicted. “With your cultivation, I’m afraid you’ll be hurt by the poisonous air if you visit Everlasting Heavenly Barrier. It’s better if I go.”
“I won’t!” Ye Chenyuan hurried said, “This is also a kind of cultivating. Auntie, let me go!”
Little Qiu couldn’t dissuade him. “Then… Okay! You have to be careful. If something happens, send a summoning talisman to me.”
A moment later, Ye Chenyuan left to bring the food Little Qiu prepared to Everlasting Heavenly Barrier. After he left Frost Sword Peak, his expression immediately turned desolate. It was nowhere near as lively as when he was in front of Little Qiu.
“What do you plan on doing?” In his sea of consciousness, Venerable Li asked.
Ye Chenyuan shook his head, sighing. “I have to give the spirit essence back to Master. It’s so important to her; I can’t have it. Only, the sect master already punished Master to reflect for a year. Is there any way to make him change his mind?”
Venerable Li wanted to say something but hesitated. “Okay, since you already decided, I won’t say any more.”
Although the ten thousand year spirit essence was very precious and also very important to them, this was Yuan Chu’s life insurance. They couldn’t have it.
Everlasting Heavenly Barrier lived up to its name. There were sheer precipices and overhanging rocks everywhere. And there wasn’t a single plant or beast to be seen, as if it were a piece of abandoned fallen land. Not to mention the poisonous air. If accidentally grazed by it, the pain was like being whipped in the soul. Thus, Ye Chenyuan had to be very cautious here.
He reached Yuan Chu’s reflection place after a bit more than two hours’ flying on his sword. When he thought of how she was forced here because of him, he felt a deep pain in his heart.
Back when he was still in his clan, once anything bad happened, those brothers of his always framed him. They pushed him out to die and used him as a stepping stone. But Yuan Chu…
Ye Chenyuan pursed his lips. Only Yuan Chu would unhesitatingly help him and defend him.
If he couldn’t persuade the sect master to revoke his command, then he would accompany her every day. If she was to be punished, it shouldn’t be her alone suffering punishment!
Organizing his thoughts, Ye Chenyuan walked deeper into the cave. Suddenly, a spirited voice called out,
“Little Qiu~ is that you? I smell baked spirit beast egg!”
A cheerful figure bounded over. When she saw it was Ye Chenyuan, her eyes widened in surprise.
“Why did you come? Could it be Little Qiu was lazy and ordered you to come? It’s too dangerous here!”
Ye Chenyuan hurriedly shook his head. “It wasn’t Little Aunt Qiu. I wanted to come.”
He put the things on the stone table, his expression dispirited. “Master, so it was because of me you were punished. Disciple is useless!”
When he finished speaking, a box suddenly appeared on his hand. It was the box used to hold the spirit essence. “These were given to you by your mother. I can’t have them. Master, you should take them back!”
Yuan Chu looked at the box and then looked at him. It’s definitely Little Qiu who told him.
She frowned. “But you clearly need it more than I do!”
She said it so matter of factly. In the beginning, Venerable Li wasn’t powerful and couldn’t help him. But later, Venerable Li helped the male lead escape death multiple times. Only, every time, Venerable Li would fall into a deep sleep because he exhausted his soul force. The male lead would have to expend great effort searching for soul-nourishing objects.
And the ten-thousand-year spirit essence was the best for soul-nourishing. In the male lead’s hands, they would be used to the fullest!
Her thinking was completely justified, so she nodded forcefully when she finished speaking as if it would be a great waste if the male lead didn’t want them.