AST 1653 - Qing Shui's Woman, Returning to the Linhai City
The wedding procedure went on very smoothly. RIght now, Qing Shui wasn't afraid that people who didn't know any better would come and create trouble. It was a joyful event after all. Even though he wasn't worried that others would do so, he didn't like the idea of people creating trouble either. As time passed, the guests slowly took their leave.
Those who weren't on that close a relationship left earlier and it was only those who were close to them who had stayed longer. However, in the evening, most of them had already left.
The members of the Qing Clan sat together. Although there weren't that many members of the Qing Clan around today, they still increased in numbers. The younger generation had moved up and Qing Shui's generation had also begun to start their own families.
Yiye Jiange sat next to Qing Shui, wearing a faint smile but feeling very strange. From today onward, she would be his. Although she was already his over half a year ago or even longer, it was only now that she realized that this ceremony was very important.
Many people said that they did not care much about the ceremony and that it would be enough if the two of them were in love and could be together. Nothing else would matter.
This was true as well. Like they said, what was the use of sweet nothings? Even so, why was it that many people would still say them? Ceremonies, especially this one, regardless if it was a luxurious one or a simple one, was still very important. This was also why Qing Shui gave each of his women an independent wedding ceremony.
Yiye Jiange served tea to Qing Yi and Yan Zhongyue. It was the custom here. Qing Shui's previous life didn't have such a custom. Qing Yi took out a bangle and put it onto Yiye Jiange.
"Brother Qing Shui, you're really capable." Qing You chuckled and said.
Qing Shui maintained a very casual relationship with the members of the Qing Clan who were in his generation. This was something that he wanted. No matter how strong he was, everyone was brothers to each other. They could share anything between them and could joke around as well.
"Did you only just realize that Brother Shui is very capable? But no matter how capable he is, he's still my elder brother. Are there any gifts for me this time around?" Qing Bei asked happily.
When Qing Shui saw Qing Bei acting like this, he smiled and took out quite a nice longsword and battle skirt, handing it to her. They were all nicely packaged. These items had been prepared for her to begin with but he hadn't had the chance to give them to her.
Qing Shui took the opportunity to take out some other gifts and distributed to the rest. Everyone had a share.
Everyone came together and chat about some interesting things. Yiye Jiange looked at Qing Shui's children and realized that they had already grown up. Yiye Jiange had carried Qing Teng and Qing Nuo before, and the two of them weren't distant with her either. They would run over to her.
Qing Shui looked at Yiye Jiange and could not help but recall the scene when he had brought Luan Luan back at the very beginning. Luan Luan and Yiye Jiange shared a close resemblance to each other.
Seeing that it was getting late, the rest returned as well. This place was Qing Shui's and Yiye Jiange's bridal chamber. Qing Shui rubbed his nose. His children were already so old and yet, he was still getting married...
However, situations like this were normal for the nine continents. Very normal, in fact. Despite so, Qing Shui was someone who held two sets of beliefs after all. Although in his previous life, where there were also people who had gotten married while having their own kids, this was a completely different case in this world.
The others had all left and Yiye Jiange looked at Qing Shui's weird smile and could not help but say, "Your smile looks very strange."
"That's right. I already have so many children and they're all so old now. Sometimes, when I think about it, I feel as if I'm dreaming." Qing Shui knew why he felt this way. He wasn't around at home much. When Qing Zun and Qing Yin were born, he was around, but ever since then, they were more often apart than they were together. Unknowingly, the children had all grown up and he felt that he wasn't a qualified father to his children.
"Do you feel that you haven't done a good job?" Yiye Jiange was very bright and could tell the self-blame from Qing Shui's tone. She could guess what he was thinking.
"That's right. I haven't spend a lot of time with them, let alone the effort to nurture them. It's been hard on their mothers. Sometimes, I feel that I owe you all." Qing Shui said helplessly.
Sometimes, he really felt like stopping and stay for a very, very long time at home to spend time with them. However, there were many things which he had to settle and he now knew the feeling of being helplessly compelled by the situation. There were many things which were no longer within his control.
"But you've set a good example for them. Didn't you see that your children all have a special feeling toward you? You're a powerful father and they should know about you as well. In their hearts, you're a good father. That's all that matters. You don't necessarily have to stay by their side." Yiye Jiange looked at Qing Shui with a gentle expression.
Once Qing Shui heard Yiye Jiange's words, he immediately felt a lot better. What she said was correct as well. In his previous life, there was a saying that a crooked stick would have a crooked shadow. Parents were the best role models for their children.
"In the future, when we have our own children, will you tell them about the things that happened to us after we met?" Qing Shui smiled and asked.
Yiye Jiange's face flushed up, "Who's going to bear children for you?"
Looking at her shy expression, Qing Shui carried her up and said, "The wedding night is the most wonderful night in one's lifetime. Let's go and make children."
"You're a scoundrel..."
The next day, both Qing Shui and Yiye Jiange woke up very early. Yiye Jiange woke up earlier than Qing Shui. She didn't wish to let the other sisters tease her.
This time around, the time that Qing Shui spent at home wasn't considered short. He stayed for over 20 days. Of course, he didn't waste his time here. There were many things to do at night and he would almost have to run one round every night, enjoying a wonderful night life. Thankfully, his body was very strong. If it was in his previous life, there would probably no one who would be able to handle this. Even in the nine continents, there weren't many people who could endure this. The Nine Yang Golden Body allowed him to have a body that was of an extreme yang.
In the day, Qing Shui would help the ladies as well as the younger generation to strengthen their foundations. With the Benevolent Golden Budhha, the effects were even better than before. With his women, he had that amazing Duo Cultivation Technique that could stabilize their powers even more, their physiques would improve, and there would also be a mysterious power. This should be the forces of yin and yang in that amazing technique.
The younger generation grew stronger very quickly as well. Luan Luan was still extremely powerful and her demonic beasts were even more so.
During this time, Qing Shui had also gone to the Putuo Mountain. Yu Ruyan and Tantai Xuan had both came to the Qing Clan as well.
Di Chen would come by occasionally. After all, Di Qing was here and that was probably why she would come. Otherwise, Di Chen rarely came by. Di Qing would spend half the time in the Lotus Sect and Di Chen liked Qing Nuo a lot.
Di Chen and Qing Shui had gotten married as well, a few days apart from the Eldest Princess. Right now, amongst his women, Tantai Lingyan was the only one who wasn't married to Qing Shui. Even Yu Ruyan had gotten married to him.
Yan Lang's changes were the least. After all, he was the youngest. It was unknown if it was because his surname was Yan or for some other reason but he liked to be with Yan Zhongyue a lot.
Hai Dongqing hadn't given birth to any children. She would be with Di Chen at the Lotus Sect practically all of the time. She was also a member of the Lotus Sect now.
Yuan Su had always stayed at the Imperial Cuisine Hall. her relationship with Qing Shui had always been vague. The two of them were like close friends yet they were also like lovers. However, they had never gone past the last stage nor did they talk about marriage.
The two of them could share hugs and Qing Shui could even kiss her, but that was all. Qing Shui didn't force her either. He didn't know what Yuan Su was thinking but they had plenty of time in the future. He wanted to give her time.
Unknowingly, one month was about to pass. This time around, Qing Shui had done a lot of things. When he came back the last time, there was the matter with the Nalan Clan. However, this time, nothing happened.
Under Qing Shui's help, Qing Clan's power once again rose tremendously to a new level. Lotus Sect, Heaven Secrets Academy, and the Putuo Mountain were all around the Qing Clan. They kept a low profile but were tied together by countless connections with the Qing Clan. Qing Shui's women all joined one of the influences.
Di Qing, Hai Dongqing, and Wenren Wu-shuang were considered members of the Lotus Sect. Yiye Jiange had the Sea King Palace.
Canghai Mingyue, Huoyun Liu-Li, Yun Duan, Zhu Qing, and Mingyue Gelou had their own trade association.
Although Qing Shui knew that a situation like this would happen. It wasn't that they were trying to differentiate themselves but that they were looking for their own things to do. Therefore, that kind of situation was very normal.
Yehuang Guwu stayed behind to watch over the Qing Clan while Yuan Su watched over the Imperial Cuisine Hall.
Qing Shui and Yiye Jiange bade the family goodbye. For the past month, Di Chen, the Eldest Princess, and Yiye Jiange were all at the Qing Clan. After all, there was the Qing Clan’s manor and Qing Zun and the others all had their own independent courtyards. This was also for the sake of their cultivation.
Since it was rare for them to be gathered together, Qing Shui got them to stay at the Qing Clan for a month. They wanted to stay during this time as well. Even if they were to share Qing Shui's time between them, he would still be able to be with them for two days each. Moreover, there would also be a lot of time for them to be alone together.
After Qing Shui left, some of them would return to their respective places as well.
After Qing Shui and Yiye Jiange left the Imperial City, he used the Five Elements Divine Flag and appeared in the Divine Cave.
Muyun Qingge had already gotten used to Qing Shui's amazing abilities and when he saw that they had returned, he greeted them, "The two of you are back!"
Yiye Jiange smiled and went up to take Muyun Qingge's hand, "Did anything happen to the Sea King Palace?"
"Nothing. Everything's fine. Seems like the two of you are in a good mood." Muyun Qingge looked at Qing Shui then at Yiye Jiange, saying.
"Mmm, not bad. Jiange and I and went back this time to have our wedding ceremony." Qing Shui smiled and said.
"I see. Jiange, what should Elder Sister give you as a present?" Muyun Qingge was stunned for a moment before she said happily.
Yiye Jiange's face turned a little red and she threw Qing Shui an annoyed glance before heading to the room with Muyun Qingge to have a chat.
After staying for another half day year, Qing Shui bade them goodbye and went to the Linhai City's Imperial Cuisine Hall.
Qing Shui came back as planned after one month. Coming back from the Qing Clan, Qing Shui felt that this seemed to be another home of his. After so many years, these two places were the places which felt like home to him. This was also why Qing Clan treated Yu Niang just like he would to an elder sister.
Although Yu Niang wasn't strong, Qing Shui had used the Xiantian Golden Pellet on her to bring her cultivation up to the Xiantian level. Even so, she still had an indescribable power that was connecting everything here together.
Qing Shui had forged the connection through his powers while Yu Niang had maintained the connection with acceptance and kindness.
Tantai Lingyan had also gotten familiar with this place and it was even more so for Qin Qing. However, when Tantai Lingyan saw Qing Shui, it felt like she had wanted to say something but ended up not saying it.
The moment they left the place and were alone, Qing Shui asked her. She replied that she wanted to return to the Demon Lord Palace.
Qing Shui gave it some thought. It was not a great effort to him to send her back but he didn't want her to leave. However, he thought of how he had left her here despite saying that he would keep her with him. He should have brought her back and also take a look at the Demon Lord Palace but it was a pity that the Five Elements Divine Flag could only allow him to bring along one person with him...