Chapter 1506: Shangguan Aojian's Change
Jian Chen left the Huang family with Huang Luan that same day and returned to Flame City. Soon after he returned, news that the captain of the Flame Mercenaries, also known as the city lord of Flame City and the greatest human expert, wedding was announced. The news spread across the entire continent in an extremely short amount of time, and in just half a day, the sea realm, the Beast God Continent, and the Wasteland Continent received the news as well. They were all shocked.
The wedding would be held in Flame City, but the brides were not announced, leaving the entire world to wonder. Many people believed that there would be more than one bride in this grand wedding. There would definitely be a second, a third, or even more.
Some people familiar with Jian Chen had even guessed that Huang Luan would be Jian Chen's second bride.
Bi Yuntian also stopped cultivating in the artifact space and appeared in Flame City. She directed the entire city, personally making preparations and designs for her own son. Bi Lian took part as well.
As the brides, You Yue and Huang Luan disappeared. According to tradition, they could not appear before people until the day of the wedding.
The king of the Gesun Kingdom hurried over from afar. His face was lit with joy as he smiled from the bottom of his heart. He was also displaying his pride.
Although he had become the king of the Gesun Kingdom several dozen years ago and the Gesun Kingdom's current status was far greater than before, he personally had not felt as glorious as today. This was because after Jian Chen and You Yue's wedding, he would suddenly become the father-in-law of the greatest human expert.
All the important figures of the Changyang clan in Lore City passed through Space Gates and arrived in Flame City. Jian Chen's three aunts and uncle Chang all took part in the preparations as well.
At the same time, a large number of invitations made from purple gold were sent out from the city as well. They were sent everywhere, to all the people Jian Chen was familiar with. Not only did the Qinhuang Kingdom receive one, even Qin Xiao in the Tianqin clan received one as well. A portions of the invitations had even been sent to the sea realm, the Beast God Continent, and the Wasteland Continent by a few Saint Kings and Saint Emperors of Flame City.
The entire city immediately became frantic. All the people who lived in the city began to wash the city walls and decorate everything with lanterns and streamers. All the members of the Flame Mercenaries freed themselves to help prepare for the wedding of their admirable captain.
Jian Chen did not take part in the preparations for the wedding. He left it all up to his seniors and Bi Lian to handle. He himself left the city and made his way to Three Saint Island.
At this moment, the purple-dressed Heavenly Enchantress stood on the tip of Three Saint Island as she gazed at the Tian Yuan Continent. The wind there whistled, causing her dress to ruffle and her hair to dance in the wind.
She carried a zither in her hands. It was six feet long and one foot wide. It had a total of thirty six strings and every single strings created its it's own light, as if some mysterious energy circulated within them constantly. Vaguely, the strings seemed to have recently been strummed, making them seem like they were emitting a note, but on closer inspection, there was no note at all.
The Heavenly Enchantress stood there with her zither in her hands. She gazed at the Tian Yuan Continent with complicated emotions. In the reflection of her eyes, it was even possible to see a tiny Flame City. Countless people were busy there. Some were hanging up decorations for the wedding.
At this moment, a teenager who looked similar to Jian Chen walked over from afar. He stared at the Heavenly Enchantress fill of eagerness and asked, "Mother, father's been missing for over a decade. No one has found any traces of him. When do you think he will return?"
"Your father has already returned. You will see him very soon." The Heavenly Enchantress turned around and gently looked at the young man.
The young man's face lit up when he heard her reply. He asked in disbelief, "Really? Has father really returned?"
The young man was Shangguan Aojian. He had already grown up, growing into a handsome young man. He was no longer the child from before.
However, no inexperience could be seen on his face. There was only a cold-blooded coolness. The faint smell of blood was even present on his body.
This was the presence of someone who had gone through many fights of life and death.
A dazzling speck of violet light suddenly appeared on the distant horizon as soon as he finished speaking. In less than a second, the violet speck turned into a streak of dazzling violet light. It flew over at an indescribable speed.
Shangguan Aojian was immediately overjoyed when he saw the violet light. His face was filled with excitement, "It's father. It really is father. Mother, father really has returned."
The violet light moved extremely quickly. In a single breath, it descended on Three Saint Island. The light vanished, revealing the white-clothed Jian Chen.
Jian Chen only appeared several hundred meters away from the Shangguan Aojian. Jian Chen did not even look at the Heavenly Enchantress. His gaze was fixated on Shangguan Aojian instead. He faintly smiled, but hidden within his smile was some shame.
Jian Chen could still clearly remember that a naive little boy. Now, his son had completely grown up.
Jian Chen knew he had not been a good father. He had not tended to his responsibilities as a father at all. He owed his son just far too much. However, he had been left no choice in these matters either. He was filled with bitterness due to his lack of options.
"Father, you've finally returned," Shangguan Aojian emotionally said. He hurried over. His face was completely filled with joy from seeing Jian Chen. He showed no intentions of blaming him or reprimanding his father.
Jian Chen walked over as well and tightly grabbed Shangguan Aojian by the shoulders. He closely examined his son. He could obviously sense the faint presence of blood on Shangguan Aojian. He also noticed the cold-blooded and resolute attitude his son had forged through rain and wind.
"Xiao Bao, you're all grown up," Jian Chen said. His facial expression was extremely mixed. There was relief and solace as well as self-blame. He gently opened the front of Shangguan Aojian's robes and revealed most of his son's belly. There were three vicious scars on his son's belly, and they were all as wide as his body.
Looking at the three vicious scars, Jian Chen's heart immediately throbbed. Even though they had healed up long ago, Jian Chen could still tell from the scars that just a single one of them would have been enough to cleave a person in two.