Chapter 6 – It’s so Nice Having a Master
He watched the girl thinking deeply and was just about to say something when Yuan Chu suddenly brought him out of the Flying Dhow.
Immediately, the pouring rain assaulted them. The rain struck his body, every drop leaving behind a painful ache.
From up close, the whirlpool was even more malevolent looking. It stared at them like a giant eye in the sea. The seemingly bottomless whirlpool contained an absolute force of attraction. It sucked all the nearby rain and lightning into it. Even the air around it seemed to distort!
Ye Chenyuan was taken aback. “Master, could it be you have a spirit tool to take me through?”
“Nope!” Yuan Chu’s blunt voice was heard through the violent rain.
None? If not, then why did they come out? Just as Ye Chenyuan was about to say something, Yuan Chu laughed and said.
“But the whirlpool can’t rip apart a nascent soul’s body! So for you, aren’t I the best protector?”
With this, she hugged Ye Chenyuan and dropped down into the whirlpool. That moment of weightlessness was just like bungee jumping.
Ye Chenyuan was given no preparation before getting plunged into the whirlpool. Countless flashes of lightning charged at him, someone with absolutely no cultivation whatsoever. But in the end, they all landed on Yuan Chu’s body.
Pouring rain fell before Ye Chenyuan’s eyes, and thunder exploded by his ears. The smell of burnt clothes floated in the air… But even in all this, Yuan Chu’s voice still clearly traveled into his ears!
“Because we’re in a hurry this time, I didn’t have the time to prepare, so you might suffer a bit.”
She paused and then laughed.
“But you won’t next time!”
At this moment, Ye Chenyuan felt like his heart was being squeezed! She was obviously the one braving the storm. The beating he received was nothing compared to her’s, yet she thought he was suffering?
Ye Chenyuan closed his eyes and thought of when he used to be humiliated by his own family. Those elders coldly turned their backs against him. This was the first time he ever experienced being treasured by someone.
So even as he was enveloped by freezing seawater, his heart was warm.
Although he was closely protected by Yuan Chu, the immense force of the strikes made the two lose consciousness. When Ye Chenyuan woke up, he was in a place covered in spiritual herbs. And the ages of these herbs were not shallow at all; people would go crazy over them if they were put on the market.
But Ye Chenyuan didn’t care about that right now. He anxiously stood up and looked around.
Master was missing. Could it be that she got injured while protecting him?!
Ye Chenyuan was filled with regret. He should have shared the Sky Pearl with Master when they were on the Flying Dhow. That way, he would be able to sense her position… If Master was swept away to someplace and encountered danger, even if he died a thousand deaths he was still the one to blame.
Just as Ye Chenyuan started to panic, Yuan Chu suddenly appeared out of nowhere. “What are you shouting for!”
Seeing Ye Chenyuan bound over with a face full of pleasant surprise, Yuan Chu stood on her tiptoes and poked him on the forehead. Grinning, she asked, “Did you realize how safe you feel around me? Were you really uneasy when you didn’t see me?”
“Master…” Ye Chenyuan was completely defeated by her. The fear that filled his heart vanished in the face of her beaming smile.
“Where did you go?” Ye Chenyuan gently plucked a leaf out of her hair. And under the jade green leaf, her radiant smile was even brighter than her golden robe.
“That robe from before was ruined by the lighting, so I changed out of it. What do you think? Isn’t it pretty?”
She wore a dress embroidered with gold and fiery red. She twirled, and the dress unfurled like a flower. It glittered and shone under the sun. It was too wonderful for words.
“Pretty.” Ye Chenyuan replied without a moment’s hesitation.
Because Yuan Chu just turned six, her stature was still small. Anything she wore made her look like a porcelain doll, delicate and lovely.
Satisfied, Yuan Chu told him, “See? This is what I told you about. There’s treasures of heaven and earth everywhere! I didn’t lie to you, did I? This is a medicine field left behind by a powerful cultivator. The herbs here age in the thousands! Take a look. What do you need to fix your dantian? Take whatever you’d like!”
Only now did Ye Chenyuan notice those treasures, which had basically disappeared from the outside world. His eyes narrowed slightly.
The panic from before made him even more determined to become stronger. He had to quickly fix his dantian so he did not let down his master!
Thus, he nodded and hurried to find the spiritual herbs he needed. As he searched, he was more and more surprised. The price of any random plant here was sky high, and even if they had prices, people would not be willing to sell them!
He thought that he would need to search for ages for these herbs. Now, he wouldn’t because everything he needed was here.
… Master told him about such a valuable treasure ground; was she not afraid that he would reveal this secret? And wouldn’t anyone think that using these treasures on him, a good-for-nothing with five spiritual roots and a broken dantian, was a waste?
He remembered that when he lived in his clan, others had the help of spirit gathering pills distributed by the clan for gathering spiritual force. Yet when it came to him, those people said someone with five spirit roots shouldn’t waste medicine and refused to give him any cultivation resources.
So the spiritual force he gathered depended entirely upon his own effort…
On one side were the “relatives” who humiliated him and refused to help him. On the other was the master who had only known him for a day yet gave him countless treasures. He turned around to look at Yuan Chu. Seeing her sitting amidst the flowers having fun tormenting a spiritual butterfly, he had a sudden feeling of disbelief.
Was all this really real? Was there really someone who would be this nice to him?
In the cruel world of cultivation, who wasn’t stepping on other people’s corpses to move forward? Even if they were nice to people, it was definitely to exploit their weaknesses.
But Yuan Chu… He couldn’t see any scheming or exploiting in her. After all, what could compare to a divine tool? Yet she gave up on taking the Sky Pearl from him. She made him want to do something for her…
Ye Chenyuan was a bit troubled. His stuff was all in the Sky Pearl, but… the stuff in the Sky Pearl wasn’t obtained through his own ability, so they technically weren’t his. If he gave them to her, he felt it lacked sincerity.
He frowned. He rummaged through his Yin and Yang pouch, and his eyes lit up when he finally found a bottle but quickly dimmed.
The powerful spirit in his body that took care of him was called Li Tian. He was a famous refiner and alchemist. Ever since he awakened, he taught him how to refine pills.
In order to raise funds for his cultivation resources, he studied earnestly. At the moment, the most complicated and precious pill he could refine was the countenance halting pill.
Although it could sell over a thousand gold on the market, it was negligible compared to the countless herbs here…
[Tln: the “countenance halting pill” is a beauty pill. Keeps you looking young.]