Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Sima You Yue went to look for Patriarch Hao, wanting to thank him.
No matter for what reason, he did help her in the end. If not because he had led the Wu Clansmen to help her hold them back for a while, she would not have been able to hold on until their back up came.
“Hehe, welcome, welcome. However, I believe that you would have been fine even without our intervention.” Elder Wu smiled as she waved his hands. Although he looked at Sima You Yue in a different light, he did not flatter her and was magnanimous.
Sima You Yue rather liked his attitude and chatted with him a bit more. Only then did she say that she had to leave to take care of some matters.
Little Tu had always been nearby. When he saw that she had finished her chat with Patriarch Wu, he hurriedly dashed over.
“Mm. Let’s leave the things here to them. Let’s find a place to catch up.” Sima You Yue pulled Little Tu along and found a quiet place to chat. Before they left, they saw a group of people flying over to her excitedly.
Little Tu stood in front of her, looking suspiciously at those people who had come over. He did not let them get close to Sima You Yue.
Sima You Yue looked at his wide back and remembered the time when he was young and said that he would definitely become strong and protect them. Her mouth lifted into a smile and her eyes glistened.
“Who are you?” Little Tu asked with an icy expression.
“We…” If he had spoken to them like this before, those people would have gotten angry long ago. However, she was now one of them and they could not get angry at her.
“We are here to look for Lady You Yue.” An elder said.
Sima You Yue patted and pulled at Little Tu’s clothes, so he stepped to the side. She looked at Tao Yi Xuan and said, “Yi Xuan, what are you guys doing here?”
The elder was stunned. She recognised Tao Yi Xuan?
Tao Yi Xuan stepped forward and bowed to Sima You Yue, saying, “These are the various Patriarchs from Vermilion Bird City. We heard that the Vermilion Bird had appeared, so we came to give our greetings. The Vermilion Bird has always been our guardian divine being.”
Sima You Yue knew that they definitely had a relationship with the Vermilion Bird from the name of their city. However, she was rather interested in this. After asking Crimson Flame and receiving an affirmative reply, she said to them, “Crimson Flame has agreed to meet you guys. You can tell him whatever it is you want to say.” After saying this, she called out Crimson Flame and then pulled Little Tu away.
She had no interest in whatever Crimson Flame was going to say. She wanted nothing more than to have a good long conversation with Little Tu.
They came to the seaside, which was rather far from the clamour of Black Tortoise City. The beach was golden and the tide waved under the warm sunlight. It was perfect for reminiscing.
They stepped onto the beach, leaving behind two long footprints.
“How has life been for you?” Sima You Yue did not forget her helplessness back then when Hua Bin had taken him away.
“We’re doing pretty well, especially since Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior came to look for us recently. We’ve become a lot stronger.”
Sima You Yue was taken aback, “Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior?”
What would he be doing with them?
“He and the Antiquity Divine Ape clan have some links in bloodline, so…”
Sima You Yue undertoos now. The Antiquity Divine Ape clan and Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior were from the same ape clan, so it was only natural that they would be related. She just didn’t expect that Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior would look for the Divine Apes.
“Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior has a special identity. You have to be more careful. Do not let them grasp a loophole.” She instructed.
“We know. It’s also because it’s you that I said it.” Little Tu said with a smile. That smile was as radiant as it was before.
Seeing that he understood, she didn’t say much more as she changed the topic, “Has your bloodline been completely aroused?”
“Mm, when we returned to the clan, they helped me release my bloodline. I no longer have the bloodline of humans anymore.” When he talked about this, Little Tu felt a little gloomy. He didn’t want to let go of his human bloodline, but the damned elders of the clan had insisted. Ever since he was young, he had thought of himself as human. Now that he was completely a spirit beast, he was unable to reconcile himself with that fact yet.
“So what if you’re human or spirit beast? You are still you.” Sima You Yue patted his shoulders, telling him not to think too much about it.
“Mm, as long as you don’t find me strange, I don’t care about anyone else.” Little Tu replied.
“However, I’m sure you guys won’t abandon me. When the others abandoned me, you guys never treated me like I was strange.”
“You were so cute when you were young, how could I have found you strange.” Sima You Yue said with a smile, “Mm, you’re older now and you’re not as cute as you were before.”
“… Why don’t I turn back into how I was before.”
“Forget it, I’ll get used to it after I look at you a few more times.” Sima You Yue said, “Right, when you went to visit Bei Gong and the others back then, were they still doing alright?”
“They were pretty alright. They found some fortuitous encounters earlier and they grew a lot more powerful than before. Especially Big Brother Fatty. After being provoked, his strength grew a lot. They said that, once everyone stabilises their strength, they will come and look for you.” Little Tu said, “However, I feel like it’s more likely that you’ll go back to visit them.”
“Mm, I’ll go and take a look the next time I return.” Sima You Yue said, “It’s also about time for me to return back for a look.”
Without knowing, she had already left Heartbreak Valley for almost ten years. She wondered how everyone was doing.
Time was, to a cultivator, something that passed by too quickly.
Han Miao Shuang and the others knew that she had a lot of things to say to Little Tu, so they didn’t call her over even when something happened over where they were. It was Crimson Flame who went to look for her shortly after. He didn’t say much as he returned directly to the Spirit Pagoda.
Once she and Little Tu returned, Black Tortoise City had already returned to its everyday life. The Hao Clan had turned into a topic for conversation as well as old news.
Those from Vermilion Bird City had been dispersed by Crimson Flame, so they didn’t look for her either.
Shortly after she returned, Xu Jin and the others came to look for her. They told her that everyone wanted to meet her, then they prepared to leave the place.
This island gave them too many bad memories.
Sima You Yue initially didn’t want to meet them. However, she thought about how it would be good karma. Nobody would complain about having too many friends. As such, she decided to meet them and spoke some cursory words. She got to know their identities and how to look for them and things like that.
Many of those people were from large powers and had high statuses. After knowing that the Paramount Valley was emerging within the inner regions, they said that they would pop in whenever they had the time. With these things, it would be much easier for Paramount valley to conduct their businesses.
After their conversation, by the time everyone left, half the day had already gone by.
The others had already left but the old man still remained in the courtyard. Sima You Yue saw that he had stayed behind so she asked him, puzzled, “Grandpa, why are you still here?”
“Didn’t we already agree that I would head to Paramount Valley once I left that place?” The old man said.
Sima You Yue chuckled, saying, “Grandpa, don’t tease me. Wasn’t it because I didn’t know your identity before? You’re the Deputy Master of Hundred Changing Doors. How dare I really invite you to join me there.”
Xu Jin was the one who told her about this old man’s identity. After she found out, she was shocked, it could be considered that they were brought together by fate.
“This item belongs to you, they gave me the original copy and I can’t give it to you, but I made a copy of it. I hope you don’t mind.” Sima You Yue handed the old man a tablet rubbing.