Chapter 1408: Shangguan Aojian's Transformation (Two)
The endless blue ocean was calm at daybreak. The surface of the ocean seemed just like a neat blue blanket where it connected with the sky.
A huge red disc began to slowly rise from the horizon. It radiated with a warm, golden sunlight, dyeing the blue sea a golden hue. The light was resplendent and dazzling.
A small island stood all by itself in the vast, endless sea, far from the Tian Yuan Continent. A few simple fishermen entered and exited the harbor on the island on their fishing boats, which were created from wood and metal. They were making preparations for a day out at sea.
Close to the island stood a three-hundred-meter-tall stone tablet. The tablet seemed to have formed naturally, not even constructed from individual pieces of rock. On the tablet were three majestic words, 'Three Saint Island.'
This was the Three Saint Island where the Heavenly Enchantress stayed. There was a small city on the island, which was completely occupied by the native fishermen of the island. They made a living from fishing when they were not cultivating. Overall, they were not powerful at all. Aside from the saintesses of the mountain, there were no Saint Rulers.
The saintesses that stayed on the mountain possessed an extremely reversed status on the island. They were like gods to the fishermen, consecrated and divine. The people of the island would often bow toward the mountain out of sincerity.
At this moment, a figure silently appeared on the edge of the island. He seemed to have fused with the surrounding space, making it difficult for someone to discover his assistance. The weaker people would not notice him even if they glanced at him.
The person was not very old. He wore white robes and only seemed to be in his twenties. He was handsome, elegant, and possessed an extraordinary bearing. His face was resolute and stern from having gone through thick and thin. However, the most eye-catching thing about him were the two swords on his back. One of them glowed with a faint violet light while the other glowed with a faint azure light.
The two swords were not in scabbards, nor were they tied to him by any rope or string. They seemed to be stuck to the young man's back, preventing them from falling off.
To no surprise, this person was Jian Chen. He floated high up in the air as he gazed down. He stared at the huge stone tablet for a while. The island had a tablet the first time he had come here, but the one right now was larger than before. Clearly, it had been replaced.
"In just the blink of an eye, I've been away from Xiao Bao for several years already. I wonder how he has cultivated the Chaotic Body," Jian Chen thought. His longing for his son became even more intense after arriving above the island. He concealed his presence as he flew toward the mountain in the distance.
Jian Chen did not use the senses of his soul. He was both excited and in high spirits. He wanted to use his eyes to see his son first.
A ten-meter-tall gray boulder stood silently on the edge of a cliff on the mountain. A boy who seemed only around ten sat on the rock with his eyes closed. He circulated the energy of the world. Beneath the boulder was a cliff face several thousands of meters tall. The boy was more courageous than any ordinary person. He was young, but he sat there steadily, without any fear.
A visible stream of white air surged with his breathing near his mouth and nose. Extremely pure energy of the world condensed around him, entering and exiting his pores with the rhythm of his breathing.
Every breath the boy took would resonate with the energy of the world in a certain range. All his pours were open as he accepted the purification from the energy, cleansing every impurity within him and leaving behind what he was born with.
A woman in a purple dress stood behind the boy. She carried a zither and her beauty seemed to even overshadow many goddesses. She gave off an otherworldly feeling, making her seem like a fairy from heaven.
She was the Heavenly Enchantress, but her strength had already far exceeded Saint Ruler. She looked at the boy with gentle affection. In reality, she stood near the boy every time he cultivated, fixated on the boy, unless she was not present on the island. She seemed to fear that the boy would come across some danger.
At this moment, the Heavenly Enchantress' face changed. She suddenly turned in a certain direction and the gentleness in her eyes quickly disappeared. It was replaced with coldness, making her seem like an unapproachable glacier.
At the same time, the cultivating boy suddenly opened his eyes as well. His eyes lit up while he stared into the distance with joy. He exclaimed, "Daddy, daddy, daddy's here." The boy was extremely excited, standing up on the rock in a single movement. He stood on the rock as he pointed into the distance, jumping up and down as he cried out. He was overly excited, causing his little face to become flushed.
Jian Chen slowly flew over from afar. He did not move fast at all. He just smiled as he approached the island.
"Daddy, you've finally come back. I've missed you so much. I think of you everyday."
Jian Chen landed on the ground and Xiao Bao leaped off the boulder. His small body possessed extraordinary agility, and he glided several dozen meters before hitting the ground. He then clung onto Jian Chen's waist.
Xiao Bao had grown quite a bit. He was a meter and a half tall, already taller than Jian Chen's waist.
Jian Chen hugged Xiao Bao. He was so excited that he became speechless. The cold-blooded him also had a soft side.
"Why have you come?" The Heavenly Enchantress kept her eyes on Jian Chen as she impolitely inquired. She did not seem to welcome Jian Chen from her gaze.
Jian Chen looked at the Heavenly Enchantress and warmly smiled, "Xiao Bao's my child too. As his father, of course I came to see him."
Pausing a little, Jian Chen continued, "I know I owe Xiao Bao a lot for all the years I have been gone. I haven't taken up the role of a father. I'm not a responsible one, but I will make up for what I have done as much as I can. Xiao Bao is my second chance at life!"
"Master, have guests come to our island?"
"Which island master or sect master has come to visit? There sure are a lot of people who have come to visit you within the past few days."
At this moment, Xiao Qian and Xiao Yue's voices rang out. They currently made their way over with Qin Qin.Chapter Notes:
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