Chapter 1509: Zaar Caiyun Awakens
In an ancient mountain range quite far away from the City of God, a violet streak of light suddenly appeared on the horizon, shooting across the sky like a violet comet. It disappeared into the depths of the mountain range after a moment.
The violet streak of light was Jian Chen riding the expanded Zi Ying Sword. The Heavenly Enchantress walked beside him. She seemed to be casually strolling through the air, but the space around her trembled gently, constantly changing. Visible ripples of space appeared beneath her as well. She seemed to be teleporting an extremely far distance with each step. She was no slower than Jian Chen.
The Heavenly Enchantress had already surpassed Saint Emperor and had reached the Origin realm. Her control and usage of space surpassed ordinary Receival experts.
Jian Chen was not surprised by the Heavenly Enchantress' rapid growth at all. Even ignoring the Yin and Yang energies she had absorbed from the Yinyang Saint Rock, Xiao Bao had gifted the Heavenly Enchantress a huge fortune.
Xiao Bao possessed the Innate Chaotic Body, which was rare even in the Immortals' World. As the mother of Xiao Bao, the Heavenly Enchantress was blessed by the world, blessing her with a smooth cultivation path. As long as she did not die, she would definitely become an emperor.
Not a Saint Emperor of the Tian Yuan Continent, but an Immortal Emperor of the Immortals' World.
Even in this sealed world, the Heavenly Enchantress could break through Saint Emperor without any obstructions. Jian Chen suspected this was because of Xiao Bao.
The seal preventing the breakthrough to the Origin realm was extremely powerful, but it was not perfect. It was unable to stop those who cultivated the Chaotic Body like him and Xiao Bao; the war god of the Hundred Races, Tie Ta; or Xiao Jin and Xiao Ling, natural spirits of the world.
Jian Chen and the Heavenly Enchantress entered the depths of the mountain range before stopping in front of a tiny wooden shack at the top of a mountain. The wooden structure had stood there for several decades, constantly buffeted by the wind, and had become extremely weak. It was like an old man close to death, creaking in the wind as if it was about to collapse.
The Zi Ying Sword returned to its original size and stuck to Jian Chen's back. Jian Chen stood beside the Heavenly Enchantress, quietly looking at the wooden structure. The Heavenly Enchantress also stared at it as her feelings became extremely complicated.
The person in the shack seemed to sense the arrival of others. With a creak, the wooden door slowly opened, revealing Hao Wu.
Hao Wu stood at the tiny entrance. The simple, white robes he wore seemed rather old. His face was haggard, filled with the heavy weight of exhaustion.
Even though Hao Wu's appearance had not changed much, Jian Chen still felt like he was far older now.
"Mu'er…" Hao Wu was immediately stunned when he caught sight of the Heavenly Enchantress. His quivering voice was filled with serendipity and disbelief, along with some complicated and bittern emotions.
Remorse immediately overwhelmed Shangguan Mu'er's heart. It ached when she saw how much older Hao Wu had become as well as his haggard, disheveled face and graying hair. She had once resented Hao Wu, refusing to even accept him as her father. To her, not only did Hao Wu owe her mother a lot since he never give her happiness, but her mother had even died because of him. He never showed any true concern for her either.
Shangguan Mu'er only suddenly realized after what Jian Chen had said that even though she hated her father very much, he still possessed a certain level of significance in her heart. After all, he was her father as well as her only blood relative left in the world.
It was just that this level of significance was nothing compared to her hatred for him. It was nowhere near enough for her to make up to him. The reason why she had come this time was to spend a short period of time with him before the next invasion of the World of Forsaken Saints. This visit could even be their last moments together.
After the next battle, maybe the world would no longer possess a Heavenly Enchantress or a Hao Wu, or maybe she could survive with her Origin realm strength, but Hao Wu would perish.
"Father…" Shangguan Mu'er said with great difficulty. Her voice trembled slightly and was rather raw. At that moment, her feelings were extremely mixed. She was not even certain what she was feeling.
Hao Wu was stunned by what the Heavenly Enchantress had said. His body trembled even more as two streaks of turbid tears uncontrollably rolled down his cheeks.
"Mu'er, y- y- you're finally willing to call me father." Hao Wu was overjoyed. He felt like he was in a wonderful dream. He had wanted Shangguan Mu'er to refer to him as father for so long that it had become an unrealistic dream.
Shangguan Mu'er gently bit her lower lip. She said nothing and looked away from Hao Wu, now focusing on the shack behind him. As she gradually raised her right hand, a tremendous and powerful energy immediately surged forth, condensing into her zither in a single moment. She began to play it gently.
The music was light but also very deep. Each note seemed to possess an irresistible charm, able to pierce all obstructions and affect the soul.
Jian Chen had heard her play something like this on Three Saint Island in the past. She had used this melody to comfort his great-grandfather's soul, but it was slightly different as well. When he heard it, his soul was affected as well. At that moment, he felt extraordinarily calm and comfort filled the depths of his soul. The music seemed to be able to heal injuries of the soul.
Jian Chen was shocked. Injuries to the soul were the most difficult to deal with. Any heavenly resource that could heal the soul was invaluable. They were also extremely rare and precious. However, just the Heavenly Enchantress' music possessed such an effect, which he found rather unbelievable.
Jian Chen could even feel that the music had other effects aside from healing the soul. Just listening to it would benefit one's soul.
Very soon, the music stopped and the melody came to an end. The zither disappeared from the Heavenly Enchantress' arms, and at the same time, Zaar Caiyun's eyelids slightly trembled. She finally showed signs of movement after being unconscious for many years.