"No!" Mu Biqiong screamed miserably.
As her veil came off, an unearthly beautiful face entered Nie Tian's sight.
Mu Biqiong's face was white and immaculate, as if she were from a painting that a brilliant artist had spent his whole life to finish.
Even Nie Tian, who had grown used to seeing beautiful girls, gasped at her beauty.
Yin Yanan gave a cold harrumph and said with a somewhat jealous tone, "A beauty indeed. What have you been thinking, veiling such a fine face all the time?"
Nie Tian couldn't help but clap and marvel, "Beautiful indeed..."
However, Mu Biqiong didn't seem pleased by their reactions at all. Instead, she seemed rather panicked.
In the next moment, Nie Tian was surprised to notice that the patterns of two flowers gradually appeared on her extremely pretty face.
They seemed to be hiding under her skin. Only when her veil was lifted would they appear bit by bit.
The flower patterns on her cheeks rapidly grew clear.
One was ink-black, and exuded a gruesome aura, while the other was multicolored, fresh and gorgeous.
Each of them almost filled each of her cheeks.
The two flowers shared one stem, which met at her perfectly shaped chin and stretched all the way down from there.
After the flowers were fully revealed, the stem appeared bit by bit as well.
Nie Tian observed with rapt attention, and discovered that the stem passed her white neck, ample chest, and flat abdomen, until it disappeared into her spiritual sea in her dantian region, which was slightly below her belly button.
Dumbstruck by the flowers and their stem that had suddenly appeared out of nowhere, Yin Yanan muttered, "This is..."
Mu Biqiong was originally unearthly beautiful. However, after the appearance of the flowers and their stem, Nie Tian felt rather strange when looking at her.
She had a black flower on one cheek, which in Nie Tian's eyes had become sinister and scary.
Meanwhile, the multicolored flower made her other cheek gorgeous and charming beyond words.
Furthermore, it was as if Mu Biqiong was switching between different qualities. At one moment, she was indescribably beautiful, but at another, she looked sinister like an evil spirit, which made even Nie Tian cringe.
"Yin Yanan! I'll never forgive you!" Mu Biqiong screamed.
Mu Biqiong's jade-like arms were originally crossed in front of her chest, but at this moment, she suddenly raised her hands to cover her cheeks as she ran off into the distance, looking miserable.
Yin Yanan was shocked by the great changes on her cheeks, and forgot to stop her.
Soon, her half-naked figure disappeared from Nie Tian's sight.
"What's with the flowers on her face?" Nie Tian asked.
With a deep frown, Yin Yanan shook her head. "I don't know either. I've just heard that she's very beautiful, but I found her pretentious for wearing a veil all the time.
"She was born with a pretty face. Why would she cover it up all the time? Even if she doesn't like people watching her, she could have used a mask."
Nie Tian spent a few seconds recalling the strange changes to Mu Biqiong's face before saying, "I suppose no mask would be able to cover the flowers on her cheeks. There's something strange about those flowers. Once they appear, their stem will stretch down her neck to her dantian region in her lower abdomen."
Yin Yanan nodded slightly. "Yeah, they're indeed very strange. While I suffered a backlash from the violent flesh auras inside of me, she snuck over to me with unknown intentions. Only after you came did she give up on whatever she was planning and walk away. So I wanted to teach her a lesson very much. Now that I've unveiled her in front of you, I assume it can also be deemed a favor returned."
Nie Tian was taken aback. "A favor returned to me?"
"You took me to that layer of outsider and ancient spirit beast flesh auras so that I could silence the surging flesh auras inside of me," Yin Yanan explained. "Thanks to that, I even made a breakthrough in my cultivation. You did me a big favor."
Only after hearing her words did Nie Tian realize the change. "You've entered the Profound realm?!"
His attention had been caught by the half-naked Mu Biqiong since the moment he had walked out of the palace. He hadn't had a chance to take a good look at Yin Yanan, and thus hadn't noticed that she had made a breakthrough in her cultivation.
A hint of arrogance appeared in Yin Yanan's eyes as she said with a faint smile, "That's right. Who would have thought that I would make my breakthrough before my Frost Blood Python finished upgrading its bloodline?"
"Congratulations," Nie Tian said. Then, his expression grew strange as he added, "But even if you thought you owed me a favor, you didn't have to return it by tearing that woman's clothes off, right?"
Yin Yanan pursed her lip in a disdainful manner. "Quit pretending to be innocent! Do you think I don't know what men like you are always thinking? You let all the other Bliss Mountain Sect disciples leave but her. You did it because her beauty was known throughout the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries, didn't you?"
Nie Tian smiled bitterly. "You're wrong."
Yin Yanan gave a cold harrumph. "I don't believe you."
Then, she suddenly turned around to look in the direction Mu Biqiong had left. "I'm afraid there's something very special about that woman. I sensed danger from the two flowers that appeared on her face. The Bliss Mountain Sect must have picked her as their Holy Daughter for a reason. Can those flowers be the reason?"
"Even you don't know anything about those flowers?" Nie Tian asked.
"I've never seen flowers like them, but I have a feeling that those flowers have their own spirits," Yin Yanan said with heaviness in her voice.
Nie Tian's expression flickered as he exclaimed, "Flowers with spirits?! Could they be Earth Cultivated grade spiritual materials?!"
Yin Yanan nodded. "That's actually very likely. It's just that we don't know what secrets are lying within those flowers. That woman's cultivation base is still rather low. I doubt that she can unleash the flowers' might yet. Besides, I have a feeling that the flowers aren't completely friendly, even to her."
With a grim expression, Nie Tian said, "It seems that I need to pay more attention to her from now on."
Yin Yanan gave a disdainful harrumph. "There's nothing to pay attention to. Her cultivation base is still far too low. Even if she were at the same realm as me, I'd beat her all the same. If I hadn't been so surprised by the flowers on her face, I would have stripped her naked just now, then I'd see whether she would dare to behave so pretentiously before me again."
Apparently, Yin Yanan's confidence had soared after she had broken through into the Profound realm. At this moment, she didn't even think Xing Beichen would have been able to match her in a battle, if he hadn't died.
Moreover, she had the Frost Blood Python, which was about to enter the eighth grade, at her disposal. Who among the younger generation would be able to challenge her after she returned to the Domain of Heaven's Boundaries?
"That's not necessarily correct," Nie Tian said in a serious voice.
At this very moment, he shrewdly discovered that the wisps of wood power that filled this region seemed to be suddenly disturbed by something.
That something didn't seem to be from this blessed land that was covered in flourishing plants and vegetation, but from the enormous vines that he had seen binding this whole continent.
Before entering this hemispherical continent, he had seen numerous incredibly thick and long vines, which seemed to be holding this continent together.
However, he hadn't had a chance to see them again after entering this continent. Only around the edges of the continent would he be able to see some of the huge vines that grew out of the depths of this continent.
Those enormous vines had shocked him before, but he hadn't had a chance to examine them thoroughly yet.
For some reason, the vines now seemed to be awakened from a deep slumber, as if they had noticed something in Mu Biqiong, and thus unleashed mysterious auras to examine her in a way he couldn't fathom.
Yin Yanan didn't appear to have noticed anything abnormal as she asked, "What's wrong?"
Eyes narrowed, Nie Tian said with a grim expression, "We saw many enormous vines binding this continent before we came in here, remember? They seemed to be keeping this continent from falling apart. Just now, those vines seem to have noticed something special about Mu Biqiong.
"But Mu Biqiong doesn't practice wood power..." Yin Yanan pondered the matter for a moment before suddenly realizing something. "Could it be the flowers that appeared on her face?"
"That's probably it," Nie Tian said.
"Are the changes going to be good for her, or will they put her in danger?" Yin Yanan asked.
"I don't know," Nie Tian muttered. After a moment of pondering, he added, "I suppose we'll have to go take a look to know the answer."
Without any hesitation, Yin Yanan rose to his feet and sped off in the direction Mu Biqiong had left in.
Nie Tian sped off after her.