AST 2162 - She Will Become the Most Powerful Demon Lord, Sun Phoenix
From the time Beihuang Fan had come until now, she had only spoken a couple of sentences. Similarly, Tantai Lingyan also left after saying that she would come back to him.
Qing Shui also didn’t hold a grudge towards Beihuang Fan. In fact, he had expected a day like this to come. Beihuang Fan merely made this day came earlier.
“Are you really mad at me?” Beihuang Fan asked Qing Shui.
“No, I just feel that things are really difficult between me and her. It all started when we were brought together by fate and met each other. Back then, I was still just a weak and fragile brat. Ever since then, I started chasing after her footsteps. I spent 20 years to finally be able to see her figure. After that, it was yet another 10 years until now when I finally see a little hope. All is in order for her to accept me. I don’t know how long it will be until we encounter each other again. How would things be by then?”
Though Qing Shui didn’t explain the story clearly, Beihuang Fan could understand the bitterness in his heart. She was also able to feel his love and the amount of hard work he had dedicated to the woman.
“It may be the best for her to leave now. Her Demon Lord Inheritance is different from the others, you don’t need to worry too much about her.” Seeing Qing Shui so depressed, Beihuang Fan comforted him.
Beihuang Yu, on the other hand, were totally shocked by what he had seen. Since when had his aunt learned to care about someone? He looked at her with a surprised look.
Beihuang Fan moved her sight onto Beihuang Yu, “You damned brat, why are you looking at me like that? Are you looking for a beating?”
“Ah, it’s great to see you, auntie. I still have things which I have to attend to, allow me to take my leave.” He left like a bolt after he said that.
Similarly, Qing Shui was also quite amazed. He never expected for Beihuang Yu to be so afraid of this woman.
“What are you laughing about?” Qing Shui’s expression looked a bit awkward.
“To think that so many people would fear a woman like you whose beauty could potentially bring the downfall of a nation. You may not seem like a violent person, but people often say to not judge a book by its cover.”
“I haven’t eaten.” Beihuang Fan said.
Qing Shui let out a sigh, “Let me go and prepare some food for you.”
Seeing Qing Shui act like a bitter woman, Beihuang Fan couldn’t hold her laughter. It was just a light smile, yet it looked so beautiful.
“You look great. Smile more next time.” Qing Shui went into the kitchen.
Beihuang Fan was just sitting there. Deep down, she had also realized that some changes were taking place in her. Though it was all so that she could experience love, without herself noticing, she had started getting accustomed to this feeling. This might not necessarily be a bad thing however. With this, she should have no problem getting past her trial.
Eventually, Qing Shui and Beihuang Fan were the only ones having dinner together. About Tantai Lingyan’s departure, deep down, Qing Shui was upset about it. But there were some things that were inevitable and were meant to happen. Qing Shui said to himself that he must try to raise his strength as quickly as possible. Only by doing that would he have a higher chance to reunite with her.
Meanwhile, Beihuang Fan enjoyed the dishes and wines which Qing Shui prepared for her. Qing Shui didn’t eat much. Instead, he spent most of his time looking at Beihuang Fan.
Each of her movements, while she was having dinner, looked elegant. Despite that, it also didn’t look like she was pretending. They were very natural.
“What are you looking at me for? Eat!” Beihuang Fan said. She couldn’t be bothered to lift up her head when she was saying it.
“Just tell me what you want. My wife couldn’t possibly be the only reason why you came today.” Qing Shui asked Beihuang Fan when he saw her about to finish her meal.
“I would like to ask for a favor to get you to help me tame a beast.” Beihuang Fan put down the wine cup in her hand and lifted up her head to look at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui stunned. He never expected this to be the reason why Beihuang Fan came. He couldn’t help but ask with a curious tone, “What kind of demonic beasts?”
“The Sun Phoenix.”
Qing Shui stunned. He had heard about the Sun Phoenix before. However, he had always known it only as a legend. Across the continent, the things that were depicted as legends were often existing. It was just that they were scarcer and rarer. Alternatively, they might also earn the title due to their tremendous power.
The Sun Phoenix was one of the strongest variations of phoenix. Both the phoenixes and the dragons were a big family. For example, In the dragon’s family, there was the Rainbow Divine Dragon, Golden Dragon, Jade Dragon, Fire Dragon, Water Dragon, and so on. So were the phoenixes. For the phoenixes, there was the Rainbow Phoenix, Golden Phoenix, Fire Phoenix, and so on. Qing Shui’s Hellfire Phoenix was a variation of the Fire Phoenix. Its only difference which made it stood out among them was its Hell Inferno.
The Sun Phoenix was also a variation of the Fire Phoenix. Its flame was said to be the True Rainbow Flame, and no other phoenixes were able to defeat the Sun Phoenix.
Qing Shui himself already possessed great resistance against fire attributed attacks. Thus, he couldn’t help but felt slightly doubtful about the strength of the phoenix.
“Yes, it’s a Sun Phoenix which has matured. Even I don’t feel confident that I can tame it on my own, which is what caused me to be so hesitant.” Actually, until now, Beihuang Fan was still feeling a bit unsure.
“Have you fought against it before?”
Beihuang Fan shook her head.
“Will we get roasted by it right away?” Qing Shui smiled as he made a joke about it.
“Be serious. I can go alone if you are scared.” Beihuang Fan shot a glare at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui was probably the only person who could behave this way in front of her. In the past, never would she have thought that a person could be so honest, or rather, shameless in front of her. Speaking of being shameless, she started thinking back to the time when he had touched her… If it wasn’t because she had planned to fall in love with him, he would have had his hand cut off from his body long time ago.
“Hmph, to think that there will come a day when you throw a tantrum. I like it.” Qing Shui couldn’t hold his laughter when he saw Beihuang Fan throwing a tantrum like a little girl.
Beihuang Fan stood up immediately, “I am full.”
Seeing that she was about to leave, Qing Shui quickly grabbed her hand, “Who said that I am not going to accompany you?”
“Let go!” Seeing that Qing Shui was unwilling to let go of her despite her struggle, Beihuang Fan felt that she had no choice but to say it.
“If I let go, promise me that you will not go. Please don’t leave me, I can’t afford to lose you also...”
Hearing that, Beihuang Fan’s eyes were filled with shock as she firmly stared at the man in front of her. At the moment, other than outstanding, she felt that there were no other words more suitable to describe this man.
“Qing Shui smiled as he slowly let go of her, “When do you plan to make your move?”
By now, Qing Shui had already opened himself up to this girl. There were some things which were just out of one’s controls. And since that was the case, he felt that he might as well just leave it be and go with the flow. Live life happily and with no regrets.
“If, in any case, we got roasted by Sun Phoenix tomorrow, you must promise me to get married to me in the afterlife. Otherwise, I will feel very lonely.” Qing Shui said seriously.
“Deal!” Beihuang Fan responded back with a serious tone.
“Can you say something more? You always reply to me with only one or two words.” Qing Shui looked at Beihuang Fan calmly.
By now, Zhang Yue had begun attending to patients in the Imperial Cuisine Hall. And Nuo Lan hadn’t returned, but it should be quite soon until she did. Qing Shui informed Zhang Yue about his departure.
On the next day, Qing Shui and Beihuang Fan headed off to the Thousand Layer Mountain.
The Thousand Layer Mountain was in neither the Northern King Domain nor the Northern Empire Domain. It was located even further north than the Firecloud Domain. The entire area was a huge mountain range, and tall mountains could be seen all over the place.
The depths here were considered to be a huge dangerous area, so there would also be a lot of adventurers going to the Thousand Layer Mountain. But very few would dare to go too deep. This time, Beihuang Fan was precisely targeting the deeper part of the mountain. It was where the Sun Phoenix would appear.