Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 1033-1035
AST 1033 – Father, Huoyun Peng, Mental Burden Removed, Some Things Couldn’t Be Helped
Qing Shui, Huoyun Liu-Li and Qing Yu headed towards the Buddha Sword Sect the next day. After one day, this matter had spread out very quickly amongst the top powers, as if it had grown a pair of wings. Although the Buddha Sect had tried to stop the news from spreading out, they weren’t very successful.
Qing Shui’s name was listed as 'the top person one should not trifle with' amongst the top powers. Of course, they all wanted to get close to Qing Shui and the Qing Clan, but they weren't daring enough to come forth to talk or visit them at the Qing Clan’s residence.
Right now, Qing Shui felt even more at ease. The Great Golden Buddha Palm which he had cultivated last night was definitely stronger than the old man’s. It could be due to cultivating the Ancient Strengthening Technique, or it might be related to the Nature Energy and other stuff.
Riding on the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant, Qing Shui used his Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique to protect Huoyun Liu-Li and Qing Yu who was in his arms. Although the sound of the wind should be very strong, they didn’t hear anything. The lass was playing happily with Qing Shui.
Qing Yu was very playful and Qing Shui looked at Huoyun Liu-Li happily as he said, “The lass is like you. I was very docile when I was young.”
Huoyun Liu-Li’s face turned dim, but quickly broke into a smile, “Of course my daughter is like me. Is that not good?”
“Liu-Li, don’t think about it too much. Your mental burden should be released. Let them reunite. Of course, we’ll need to see what your father says.” Qing Shui saw the dimness in Huoyun Liu-Li’s eyes and he quickly consoled her.
“I’m fine. So many years have passed. I’m very happy now. My greatest happiness in this life is to have met you. Thinking back on our encounter, it was really very incredible.” When Huoyun Liu-Li mentioned these, she was especially happy.
“That’s right. This is fate. Back then, I was stunned to see such a pretty elder sister with such good disposition for the first time. I was already thinking how good would it be if I can bring you home with me.” Qing Shui said teasingly.
“Hmph, back then you were just a shy little boy, but right now your skin is thicker than the city’s wall.” Huoyun Liu-Li chided, but broke out laughing very fast. She seemed to feel very gratified when she thought of the past.
Qing Yu would also point her finger to some flying demonic beasts at the far distance happily. Every time she saw one, she would point to them excitedly as she shouted.
The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant was very fast and considering that the journey to the Buddha Sword Sect wasn’t very far, they soon arrived at the Buddha Mountain’s Buddha Sword Sect.
No one had stopped them on their way up and they only got off the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant when they reached the top of the mountain. Within a day, Qing Shui became famous in the entire Buddha Sword Sect, which was why someone very quickly came out to the door to welcome him.
An old man was in the lead and there were over ten people behind him. Qing Shui could guess what status they held after he sensed their abilities. Moreover, the dignified aura that the old man exuded also gave him some clues. Even if he wasn’t the Buddha Sword Sect’s sovereign, his status wouldn’t be that low either.
There was another old man behind the first one who kept staring at them. He could sense a sinister aura from him, but it wasn’t something which made Qing Shui concerned.
“Hello, Qing Shui. I’m Huoyun Peng’s father.” The old man in the lead looked at Qing Shui and said with slight awkwardness.
When Qing Shui heard his introduction, he knew what the other party was thinking. He was trying to forge a connection of kinship with them. Before he spoke, the old man’s voice rang out again.
“You’re Peng`er’s lass, the two of you look so much alike. It’s been so many years, Peng`er didn’t tell us. We have let you suffer.”
Qing Shui was stunned. He had seen shameless people, but not one who was to this extent. He looked at the old man calmly and said, “Hello!”
After that, Qing Shui turned to Huoyun Liu-Li. She already knew who wanted to kill her, but she was only able to live because they didn’t know her. She said without any expression, “Where is Huoyun Peng?”
Huoyun Liu-Li’s words were very clear and the Buddha Sword Sect’s sovereign knew what she meant. He felt very resentful. This was his own granddaughter. If she agreed to acknowledge him as her grandfather, then Qing Shui would be his grandson-in-law.
“Liu-Li, this is a Youth Retaining Pellet and this is a Jade Phoenix Pellet. Take them as Grandfather’s meeting gift for you.” The old man took out two porcelain bottles.
“Thank you for your kind thoughts. I still have things to attend to. Qing Shui, let’s go look for Huoyun Peng!” her last sentence was directed to Qing Shui.
Huoyun Liu-Li couldn’t forgive the person who wanted to kill her, moreover it was her own grandfather. On the way back from Demon Gate, the two people from the Buddha Sword Sect had wanted to kill her.
“Biao`er, bring them over!” The old man let out a sigh and said.
A middle-aged man walked out, before he smiled to Qing Shui and Huoyun Liu-Li and said, “Please follow me!”
Qing Shui smiled and said before he left together with Qing Yu and Huoyun Liu-Li.
Huoyun Peng was the Buddha Sword Sect Sovereign’s fifth son. Which son was this Biao`er? Qing Shui decided not to give it much thought. Right now, the thing that was on his mind the most was if Huoyun Peng wasn’t someone good, he wouldn’t mind killing a few people from the Buddha Sword Sect.
On the way, Qing Shui realized that the place where Huoyun Peng was staying at was very similar to where Mo Hongluo had stayed. Both places were equally remote and in the same direction.
“Fifth brother, see who’s here to visit you today!”
Before they entered, the man’s clear voice rang out, as he pushed the door open to the courtyard. This was a very remote place, but the environment was good. The trees were well-matched with the design in the courtyard, it looked very pleasing and quiet.
When Qing Shui saw Huoyun Peng, he was also astonished. Huoyun Peng was considered to be very strong for his age. Although he couldn’t be compared to Qing Shui and Little Fatty, for his age, Huoyun Peng was someone that could definitely be considered as a great genius at his level.
Another thing was that the contouring between Huoyun Liu-Li’s and Huoyun Peng’s brows and nose were exactly the same. The man looked at Huoyun Liu-Li in a daze and casted a quick glance at Qing Shui.
Staying here, Huoyun Peng didn’t know what had happened outside. For all these years, he had been living like an ascetic monk. However, an indescribable feeling grew in him when he saw Huoyun Liu-Li, it was a very familiar and amazing feeling.
Huoyun Peng seemed to have forgotten to ask Huoyun Biao who this person was or to even ask Huoyun Liu-Li directly. Right now, he was stunned by that amazing feeling.
“Hello, I am Huoyun Liu-Li.”
Her soft voice sounded like exploding thunder to Huoyun Peng, even his body trembled, “Lass, you’re Liu-Li lass, you’re my daughter.”
Huoyun Biao nodded to Qing Shui and left. Qing Shui carried Qing Yu and didn’t leave. He didn’t know what the situation was like in the Huoyun Clan and although a vicious tiger wouldn’t kill its own kids, sometimes humans are simply worse than beasts.
Huoyun Liu-Li looked in a daze at this handsome man who appeared to be slightly down and out, “Do you still remember this daughter?”
“I remember. Your father has failed you, but I’ve never once forgotten about you and your mother. Father has been working hard all along and hoped that one day our family could've been reunited. I’ve always been working hard…”
“If I were to ask you to leave this place now, will you?” Huoyun Liu-Li looked at the man and said seriously.
“I will. Daughter, why are you here? Do they know that you’re called Huoyun Liu-Li…” Suddenly Huoyun Peng appeared to be very anxious and worried.
“Father… It’s alright now. Everything’s over.”
“Over? They are willing to give way?” Huoyun Peng was very clear about what kind of people they were and thus looked at Huoyun Liu-Li in shock.
“Father, this is my husband. He had brought me along and fought his way here. I’m here to bring Father with me to reunite with Mother. Please leave with me!” Huoyun Liu-Li’s face was tears stricken.
Huoyun Peng walked over, tried three times to reach out his hands and carefully wiped off Huoyun Liu-Li’s tears.
Huoyun Liu-Li threw herself into Huoyun Peng’s arms and cried very hard. Huoyun Peng couldn’t help as he cried too.
After a while, Huoyun Peng and Huoyun Liu-Li walked towards Qing Shui. “Thank you. This must be Yu`er!”
Huoyun Peng took out a small wooden figurine. It was a wooden carving of a young lass and he handed it to Qing Yu. “I didn't have any gifts prepared for you. I’ll give you this!”
Qing Yu was very happy to receive the wooden figurine and Huoyun Liu-Li broke into a smile too. She knew that this little wooden figurine was an image of her when she was young. Before she said anything, Huoyun Peng had taken out a box.
When he opened it, many wooden figurines were revealed. They were about the same as the one from before, but they were in different postures. Their expressions were different as well. Some of them were crying, some were smiling, some were sitting, and some were lying down.
“Liu-Li, my memory of you is when you were only at this age. In the future, Father will carve you a wooden figurine every year.” Huoyun Peng handed Huoyun Liu-Li the box.
“Father, this is the best present I have seen! Let’s go and meet Mother!” Huoyun Liu-Li said to Huoyun Peng.
“Alright. Lass, can Father go and have a talk with them first? After all, I’m a member of the Huoyun Clan and I’d like to tell them about my departure. Sometimes, there are things which can’t be helped.” Huoyun Peng hesitated before he said softly.
“As our parents’ kids, this is something we should do. Liu-Li and I will go outside and wait for senior!” Qing Shui smiled and said.
Huoyun Liu-Li held the box in her arms and nodded.
Before they left, Liu-Li let Qing Yu call Huoyun Peng 'grandfather'. Having accepted the wooden figurine from Huoyun Peng, Qing Yu did so with a very crisp voice. It made Huoyun Peng so happy that he played with Qing Yu for a while before he gave her back to Qing Shui with a little hint of unwillingness.
Back then, his own daughter Liu-Li wasn’t even as old as this lass when they were separated. He didn't even have a chance to enjoy a happy family life before he was put through the tremendous pain of separation. This separation ended up being over 30 years and just the thought of it made him felt aggrieved.
Qing Shui and Huoyun Liu-Li took the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and flew away, as they headed outside the Buddha Mountain.
Huoyun Peng knew how powerful the Buddha Sect was. To think that this young man had succeeded to accomplish something that he himself didn’t have the confidence to, even after he had worked hard for over 30 years. He was very astonished. He headed to the direction of the main hall, as he also wanted to know what had happened in detail.
Qing Shui and Huoyun Liu-Li waited at the foot of the mountain. There were still tear stains on Huoyun Liu-Li’s face. She looked at the wooden figurines and how they were carefully polished. Each figurine was carved out very delicately, with his heart poured in.
“We’ll head to Demon Gate later and let your father meet your mother. Your family has reunited, you should put down the burden in your heart now. They do love you, both of them.” Qing Shui was very happy as well.
“Qing Shui, thank you!”
“Mmm, seems like you’ve forgotten again. I shall punish you with our house rules tonight.” Qing Shui grinned.
“I’m not scared of you.” Huoyun Liu-Li threw Qing Shui a charming glance.
Not long later Huoyun Peng came out, threading in the air. Qing Shui let him land on the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. Huoyun Peng now knew the whole story. He didn’t even know that the Buddha Sect had wanted to kill Liu-Li until earlier.
He was infuriated. Although he could guess this, he hadn’t expected Liu-Li to appear. The Huoyun Clan wanted him to stay, but he still decided to leave.
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AST 1034 Reunion, Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation Learned, Earth Diamond Bear, Beast Soul
Together with Qing Yu, the three of them left Buddha Mountain and flew toward Demon Gate. This time around, Qing Shui stood a slight distance away from them to allow Huoyun Liu-Li and Huoyun Peng to chat.
The lass was carried by Huoyun Liu-Li, but she got familiar with Huoyun Peng very quickly. Huoyun Peng carried Qing Yu and was saying some things, occasionally crying and smiling.
Father and daughter. They were father and daughter connected by blood and there was nothing which couldn’t be resolved between them. Qing Shui stood a distance away and didn’t try to listen to what they were saying, although, if he wished to, it would be a simple feat for someone of his cultivation level.
Huoyun Peng would also occasionally looked at Qing Shui. He now knew how terrifying this young man was and even Buddha Sect wasn’t able to fend him off. Or rather, even if they could fend him off, they would still have to pay a terrible price.
“Father, what are your plans for the future?” Huoyun Liu-Li smiled and asked.
Huoyun Peng was stunned before he said, “After your mother and I were forced to give you away to someone else, we were both forcibly brought back by our families. We wanted to escape but weren’t able to. Therefore, I’ve always put great effort into cultivating so that we can reunite in the future. Now that we’re going to be reunited, I realize that I don’t have any other plans. I just think that it’ll be good that our family can be together.”
“Why don’t you and mother stay at my foster parents’ place for a while? They are also the people I love the most.” Huoyun Liu-Li smiled and said.
“This is something we should do. Even if you didn’t mention this, we’ll still go. You’re our daughter, but at the same time, you’re also their daughter. We are all family.” Huoyun Peng said solemnly.
“Liu-Li is very happy to see that Father is a very responsible person. It has been so many years, but Liu-Li is considered lucky. I have my foster parents, Qing Shui, the Qing Clan, and now I have my parents and this little lass. Liu-Li feels that I’m the most blissful person in the world.” Huoyun Liu-Li was speaking the truth. At this moment, she really felt very blessed.
They arrived at Demon Gate very quickly. Qing Shui’s Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant had already become a symbol and no matter where it was, no one would dare to stop it. The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant just directly flew towards the familiar location.
They landed a distance away and then walked over. The old man and Mo Hongluo were already standing a distance away and looking at them. Although they were very far away, Qing Shui could still see that Mo Hongluo was very unease.
This unease was a yearning, anxiety, and agitation…
The old man walked over slowly and Huoyun Peng bowed respectfully to him, “Uncle!”
“Hmph, Liu-Li is already calling me Grandfather.” The old man seemed to be very dissatisfied.
“Alright, go over. Go have a good chat with Hongluo.” The old man waved his hand.
Huoyun Peng looked toward Huoyun Liu-Li and Qing Shui and nodded, before he walked toward Mo Hongluo uneasily.
“Great-grandfather!” Qing Yu smiled and called the old man.
“You’re such a sweet little lass. It’s hard for me not to adore you,” the old man carried Qing Yu and said happily. At this moment, the love and joy on his face weren’t mixed with any impurities at all. They were very pure feelings.
Qing Shui was very clear that although the lass was still young, she could get people to like her very easily. Her big crystal-like eyes made her appeared to be very intelligent, cute and showed her potential in being an imp.
After very long, Huoyun Peng and Mo Hongluo walked over, their eyes still red. Right now, both of them were wearing a happy smile. Huoyun Liu-Li went up and held their hands.
At this moment, Huoyun Liu-Li’s tears were like a flowing river, trickling down her beautiful face which was like white jade.
Huoyun Peng hugged his daughter and then Mo Hongluo.
It wasn’t early anymore and thus they stayed for dinner. Dinner was very sumptuous and everyone who came were all the direct descendants of Demon Gate. They were all Mo Hongluo’s siblings. Of course, there were still a few members of the younger generation, but they were all the most outstanding in the clan.
The old man had intentionally gotten everyone in the clan who had potential to get to know Qing Shui. Regardless, they were kin and were considered to be closer. Of course, how it was would be dependent on what Qing Shui thinks.
Qing Shui clearly knew what was going on. The old man had given Liu-Li the Holy Bracelet and knew that the old man was considered to have put in a great investment. However, when compared with Buddha Sect, Qing Shui was more satisfied with how Demon Gate had dealt with the situation. At the very least, Demon Gate valued kinship more.
Mo Zitong was around as well. He even had a few rounds of drinks with Qing Shui. He had placed down the burden in his heart as well. It wasn’t because Qing Shui was his relative now, but was because Qing Shui had defeated Buddha Sect’s Supreme Grand Elder. The two of them weren’t on the same level.
At night, Qing Shui and Liu-Li were brought to the same manor, while Huoyun Peng naturally went to Mo Hongluo’s place. The couple who had reunited after over 30 years would naturally have a lot of things to say. All the years of yearning…
After dinner, Qing Shui just gave an excuse and left. No one said anything and Huoyun Liu-Li just casually mentioned that he had gone for his training. The others weren’t astonished. For a young man to be so powerful, even if his talent surpassed that of others he would still need to put in hard work. This also stimulated some people from Demon Gate and the old man smiled as he watched them, not saying a word.
Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal!
Qing Shui once again cultivated the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. In the five continents, there were too few people who could cultivate this. After chatting with Demon Gate’s old man, Qing Shui also knew a little about it.
Although there weren’t many Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation's in the five continents, there were many in the other four. Of course, the conditions required for cultivating this was the same and the people there would all pick this up when their spirit energy reached 10,000 stars. The secret manual to the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation was exactly the same and as long as one was successful, he would be able to awaken something which was like a beast soul which could come in many forms and varieties. Their prowess would also be very different and of course, there would be people who had awakened the same beast soul.
It might not necessarily be the case whereby an awakened lion was definitely stronger than a Jade Mouse. It was also not dependent on the size of the phantom image of the beast form after it was awakened. It was said that these were related to one’s blood lineage, spirit energy, and martial techniques.
Qing Shui had become numb to this very long ago. However, he continued to try relentlessly, even using the Nature Energy and other things. After failing, he would sit down and read the description written in the manual.
The Qi of Ancient Strengthening Technique flowed rapidly throughout his body. The force from the Shield attack and Nature Energy had a great explosive impact. Qing Shui meridian channels were basically all cleared, with the exceptions of some secret meridian channels he had no idea of. If he hadn’t cleared a heavenly meridian by accident, he would never have known where they were positioned.
This time around, Qing Shui suddenly felt that the heavenly meridians he had cleared seemed to be suddenly in pain. He channeled his Qi of Ancient Strengthening Technique. Suddenly, Qing Shui’s State of Immovable as Mountains pulsated and his strong aura on his body also increased by a lot. Then, it felt as if something was going to be peeled off from his body.
The “pellet” from the State of Immovable as Mountains suddenly increased by one-third. Qing Shui then felt an even more majestic force flowing out from it.
Qing Shui stared blankly at the phantom image around him. It was a phantom image in a faint gold color. It was only three meters tall, but seemed very strong. It completely encompassed him
To think that his beast soul had awakened the State of Immovable as Mountains…
His consciousness gained an additional information.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
Earth Diamond Bear!
Qing Shui was stunned, but he hadn’t expected that his 化兽(Demonic Beast Armor) was the Earth Diamond Bear. The Earth Diamond Bear was the king of all bear-typed demonic beasts, the strongest existence amongst all bear-typed demonic beasts. It was said that its might would not lose out even to legendary dragons and phoenixes.
Right now, Qing Shui felt that dragons and phoenixes exist. He thought of the Nirvanic Fruit in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal and how carefully the Fire Bird had guarded it and felt that dragons and phoenixes definitely exist in the World of the Nine Continents. It was just that in his previous life, these creatures had been treated as gods.
In the ancient times, many demonic beasts were comparable to dragons and phoenixes.
Qing Shui was very agitated now. He hadn’t expected that the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation he had awakened was the Earth Diamond Bear. The power of the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation had no relation to its size, but had a greater relevance to the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation’s blood lineage.
Qing Shui quickly read on.
Adolescent phase, increase strength and spirit energy by one fold.
Once it was used, it would continue to deplete spirit energy!
Qing Shui smiled. This was too powerful. And to think that this was only in the adolescent phase and his strength was increased to be twice as powerful. The best thing was that it was not applied to physical strength but overall strength. It seemed that if it becomes stronger, it’ll also have powerful divine techniques. It was just that he didn’t expect his beast soul to be an Earth Diamond Bear, something which might not appear once in a billion beast soul awakening.
Qing Shui wasn’t afraid that his spirit energy would be depleted. The rate at which his spirit energy recovery was much stronger than others. Moreover, his Yin-Yang Image was constantly circulating and recovering his spirit energy, tempering his muscles and bones as well as his internal organs. The Yin-Yang Image had given Qing Shui too much help.
What had made Qing Shui the happiest, was that his spirit energy was not restricted by the world’s pressure. This was good. He felt that he could head directly to Northern Sacred Lu Continent to deal with Lion King’s Ridge.
Qing Shui recalled the old man’s Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. Qing Shui didn’t know what phase that phantom beast image was, but he could sense that his own would not lose out to the old man's.
In the time that followed, Qing Shui spent his time cultivating the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. The method to do so was very simple, which was to consistently use spirit energy to maintain the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation’s form.
This cultivation made Qing Shui very happy. It was because he could continue with his other cultivation while he kept up the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. For example, he could train his Great Golden Buddha Palm.
Time passed by very quickly and he would rest when he ran out of spirit energy. There were Spirit Gathering Formations in the area and he recovered very quickly. Moreover, he also had the Arhat Rosary Beads which brought him monstrous recovery rates.
Time passed by just like that, one day in the real world was the equivalent of 100 days for Qing Shui. Although his Earth Diamond Bear was still in the adolescent phase, it had increased in size by about one foot. This was progress and it made Qing Shui extremely happy; it was good as long as there was progress. However, Qing Shui’s Great Golden Buddha Palm had already reached the second wave.
The cultivation of his Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation only required him to keep it up. Therefore, Qing Shui spent most of his cultivating time on the Great Golden Buddha Palm.
What Qing Shui wanted was primarily to strengthen his foundations. Otherwise, he felt that he could reach the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or even 6th wave for the Great Golden Buddha Palm. After all, he was already at the Sword of Sixth Wave.
This time around, he had plenty of time, and he understood many things. This was why he took it one step at a time. The prowess of this Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm was definitely very strong and heaven-defying. He hoped that this could become a powerful trump card for him.
Even with the second wave of the Great Golden Buddha Palm, Qing Shui already felt that it was very strong. He used his spiritual confinement, and especially with the effect of the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, Qing Shui felt that its confinement strength or the prowess of its slap was strong enough to create a cavity even in the sky.
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AST 1035 – Incident Over, Fourth Wave Great Golden Buddha Palm
The Great Golden Buddha Palm that was cast using spirit energy could be classified as a spirit technique. With the Arhat Rosary Beads, Qing Shui can ignore the rules of heaven and earth when using spirit energy.
Already at two Golden Palm prints, Qing Shui was satisfied with his progress. In regards to the Buddha Aura Great Illumination Formation, Qing Shui had already looked over it during his rest period. There wasn't anything special about it, with his foundation in formations he could easily understand its makeup. All that was left was to find time to experiment later.
Furthermore, he had the Five-colored Rod. Qing Shui planned to leave some time to smelt it onto the Big Dipper Sword. He already had this idea when he had first gotten it, since he had no intentions of using the rod as a weapon, thus he decided to smelt it into the Big Dipper Sword. Hopefully, this would increase his strength in spirit energy.
It was already midnight by the time he came out, however Qing Shui had to make his way to Huoyun Liu-Li's room. It would have been better if he had no women around, otherwise he would not be able to hold it. When he traveled before, there was a time spanning months to half a year where he would not touch any woman. He had been busy and under quite a bit of pressure, but in between there would still be several women that he would meet up with. Of course, he was happy because he truly loved them.
After Qing Shui arrived in Liu Li's room, he noticed that she was not sleeping yet, but their daughter was sound asleep. Afterwards, Qing Shui carried Huoyun Liu-li to the living room and lingered there for a long time. Now that the matter that had been gnawing at her heart had been solved, Huoyun Liu-Li was more relaxed. She and Qing Shui boldly lingered…
The next day Qing Shui and Huoyun Liu-LI left. Leaving at the same time were Huoyun Peng and Mo Hongluo. The old man did not keep them since they already experienced much hardship.
At night, Qing Shui discovered that there was a different air about the two of them. They seemed to have become younger. Moreover, he could feel Mo Hongluo's Qi movement. She will have a breakthrough soon.
Now that the blockade in her heart had been resolved, the bottleneck will be broken through eventually.
Huoyun Peng's strength improved by quite a bit, but he was bounded by the rules of Heaven and Earth. His body also experienced a wonderful change, but he may not have realized it yet, he had a spiritual breakthrough.
At last a reunion, the matter here should be put aside.
Qing Shui and crew went towards Fair Wind City. They planned to stay there for some time. No matter what, Central Continent was their home.
Huoyun Peng and Mo Hongluo's appearance made members of the Qing Clan happy. Qing Shui wanted to introduce Huoyun Peng to his mother and uncles.
Now that everything was settled, it would be best to celebrate with a banquet. Especially since the return of Little Fattie, this was the best result that they could have asked for.
The Qing Clan made themselves at home in Fair Wind City. However, they did not invite Huoyun Peng and Mo Hongluo to settle here with them since they seem to have a bad impression of Central Continent.
They only stayed in the Qing Clan home for two days. Had they not hated to part with Liu-Li they probably would not have even stayed. Finally, the two of them left for Greencloud Continent's Hundred Miles City.
"Honey, if you have free time come with Qing Shui and your baby girl to visit us in Hundred Miles City. We have decided to settle there."
Huoyun Liu-li was reluctant, but nodded her head. This was alright, if there was time in the future they could stay over for one or two months.
Waving goodbye with Qing Shui, Huoyun Peng and Mo Hongluo parted. They both had mounts. On top of that, Huoyun Peng's strength could intimidate any party, therefore their safety should not be an issue.
Qing Shui had also informed Huoyun Peng several things about the General Manor, Hundred Miles City, and Heavenly Palace. Huoyun Peng could easily see through Qing Shui's intention.
The Qianyu Clan and Nian Clan were situated near the eastern borders of Central Continent, while Qing Shui was situated to the west of the center. It could not be called close in terms of distance for gathering together.
Qingyu Clan probably does not know Qing Shui was in Central Continent. Qing Shui shook his head after thinking for a bit. Being far apart in distance, plus they were not on the same level, thus they might not be aware of the incident with the Buddha Sect.
Three days passed by, Qing Shui and members of the Qing Clan stayed indoors. Since it was a rare opportunity for some peace, members of the Qing Clan entered a nerve-wrecking cultivation state.
In the Qing Clan, there were already several Martial Emperors such as Yiye Jiange, Canghai Mingyue, Di Qing, Mingyue Gelou, Luan Luan and himself. Di Chen who had left was also Martial Emperor level.
They had rapid progress because they were all people innately talented and with formidable constitutions. The Qing Clan's original members were progressing quickly, which was faster than before, but Qing Shui was still not satisfied. However, there was no other way, food had to be eaten a bite at a time.
Qing Shui looked at Mingyue Gelou. This pure, dignified and composed woman went from someone who knew nothing about cultivations to her current level. Qing Shui felt she was the one with the greatest achievement.
Qing Shui grasped her hand while browsing at the fish swimming in the pond. Qing Ming was cultivating. Out of all his women, she was the quietest. Her demeanor always showing satisfaction. She always smiled when looking at Qing Shui.
Mingyue Gelou was passionately in love with the man that had changed her life forever.
Holding her hand, looking at her satisfied smile, the bindi between her eyebrows, and her dignified composure, Qing Shui could not help but be entranced by her temperament every time.
"Look at the fish that are coupled together, spending everyday together. They look happy, if we could be like this it would be nice."
Mingyue Gelou was older than Qing Shui, there were not many changes compared how she was when Qing Shui first met her. The only difference was her temperament being even better than before, her slender body became more full-bodied, in a way it looked mature and alluring.
"Qing Shui, do you not feel happy being together with everyone? You're a man with many things on your shoulder. If it was not for your sacrifice, we would not have the happiness we have now."
"That's right. Time passed so quickly, Yuchang had only been two years old back then, now she was already twenty something." He did not know why he had said this, but the more he thought about it, the deeper the feelings of reminisce got that he could not express in words.
"Right, did I get old?" Mingyue Gelou seemed to have thought of something and laughed.
"Not at all, you are more womanly than before." Qing Shui embraced her full-bodied waist, his eyes staring at her breasts.
MIngyue Gelou became more cheerful compared to before since she and Qing Shui had been married for so long. She had been a very shy woman before, but asking that question now the bindi between her brows were just as bright.
Qing Shui answered her by directly kissing her tender and sexy lips.
"Ah, Qing Shui, not here…"
These last few days, Qing Shui and members of the Qing Clan had spent their time to the fullest. Since they were not lacking in money, they spent all their time on cultivation. The Qing Clan had opened a shop in Fair Wind City. The shop was run by Qing Shui's uncle and aunt. Their strength had been raised by Xiantian Golden Pellet, thus they currently could not make a breakthrough. Though, there might be a method to allow them to breakthrough in the future.
Besides, Qing Shui had a free pass to go anywhere. Those that were in the commercial industry wanted to affiliate themselves with the Qing Clan. Since this was something that could be used to their benefit, they would take these relationships when they needed to.
Qing Shui's Beast Transformation Armor increased by a little over a meter, but it was in its infancy. Although he felt that the infancy period was just about to pass, Qing Shui was in full anticipation. On the other hand, the Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm had the greatest progress.
This left Qing Shui excited. Its power was stronger than the elder's fifth wave by several folds. Of course, this was under the effect of Beast Transformation Armor.
This time, Luo-Li's matter had been settled quickly. Qing Shui had originally thought that it required a lot more time, he had not foreseen it being dealt with so quickly. After one week’s' time, Qing Shui had members of the Qing Clan cultivate even more. Little Fatty was also staying at the Qing Clan's residence.
Qing Shui decided he would fly towards Duanmu City. It was about the right time to visit them since he had been here for awhile. Almost two years had passed since his last visit, though two years on the World of the Nine Continents was not much. However, he felt the pressure of time as he had made plans.
By himself, Qing Shui's speed would be fast. Nine Continents Steps!
Qing Shui knew Nine Continents Steps requirement to level up was to use it a lot. Thus, Qing Shui had been using Nine Continents Steps every day. He would travel to one place and immediately return. These two trips would perfectly spend the one cycle of Nine Continents Steps.
Arriving at Duanmu manor, the guard had not changed. Without much effort, he had recognized Qing Shui immediately. One person walked up to greet while the other person walked towards Duanmu manor.
"Is the Lady in?" Qing Shui asked with a smile.
"Yes, yes, I will lead you there!"
Qing Shui waved his hand, "I will go there myself!"
Entering the Duanmu mansion, there were not many noticeable changes. In the spacious courtyard there were several people, all of which were members of the Duanmu Clan. However, Qing Shui had not detected any formidable energy.
Just before entering the backyard he had seen the guard from earlier. After greeting Qing Shui again the guard left. Once Qing Shui entered the familiar backyard, he had seen his Lady Duanmu, Yu Ruyan!
"I missed you!" Qing Shui smiled and walked over.
Their relationship was a complicated feeling. They had the most intimate moments, but it was at the wrong time. Afterwards, there had never been a chance to meet again. His last departure had already pried open the door to her heart.
Yu Ruyan's blushed unconsciously. This man had matured, even if they were to be together, nobody would say a word. His age range was already equivalent to hers. By appearance alone, no one would be able to tell.
Before Yu Ruyan had time to respond, her uncertain feelings were softly grasped. She could not help but glare at Qing Shui for an instant. She had been struggling with her feelings for him, but over time, it had slowly changed.
This change was something she did not dare think of in the past. The incident that had occurred before made her want to die. This man never forced her, but gave her absolute freedom to do what she wanted. Maybe it was because they had both been in a life and death situation, as they say true feelings arise from adversity. His existence had been clearly imprinted in her memory, spirit and body…
"How come you're in Central Continent?" Yu Ruyan struggled, but could not break free. She glared at Qing Shui with resentment, but allowed Qing Shui to continue holding her.
"I miss you, so I came to see you. I'm still waiting for you to marry me." Qing Shui was smiling, but he was very serious.
Yu Ruyan body moved, her expression was unnatural, lowering her head she said: "Qing Shui, I've already married once and also have a daughter. How will others see me, see us?"
"Do you really care how other people will see us? I only want to know if you have me in your heart or not?" Qing Shui asked with panic, he was not sure of the outcome. Though they had known each other for several years, the time they spend seeing each other was little. However, she was a traditional woman. Qing Shui inadvertently broke his way in, else he would have no chance.
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