Chapter 885 - Qin Nan's Heart
"The temper! The personality! As expected of Empress Fei Yue!" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch showed no sign of anger, as his eyes sparkled brightly.
He was so frustrated when he had failed to find the Tribulation of Three Lifetimes as it was his only chance to meet this legendary woman.
Without meeting her, how could he make her his companion…
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch had been unmarried all his life as he was fond of her. In his mind, she was the only one that was worthy to be his companion.
Unfortunately, even though he had the chance to meet her now, only a few streams of his will were left, which meant that it would only be a matter of time until he completely disappeared from the Canglan Continent. He could never reach her height.
The illusionary figure ignored the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's gaze and glanced at the black drawing. She tapped at it with her pale finger.
Following a slight buzz, a magical force was inserted into the drawing.
"This…" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch held his breath upon seeing this. The glow of the power was so bright that he could not open his eyes. It was his first time witnessing such power.
The illusionary figure demanded.
A soundless explosion took place on the drawing, as the black ink was sucked away to the sides, revealing an image.
The image consisted of Qin Nan's figure surrounded by darkness, and further ahead, there was an indescribable ancient path that ventured deep into the void.
"What is this? Does this path really lead to the Nine Heavens?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch opened his eyes wide.
Initially, he thought that apart from the South-Heaven Gate that everyone knew, the other rumors about ways to proceed to the Nine Heavens were entirely fake.
"You've made a huge mistake. This is not the place you want to bring him to." The illusionary figure said in a cold tone, "Do you really think you've understood the secrets of this continent after you've reached the Martial Monarch Realm, made a reputation for yourself, seen the Monarch Ranking, God Ranking, and the people of the South-Heaven Gate?"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch opened his mouth but could not find any words. He was too astounded by her aura.
Even though he had lived a remarkable life, it was nothing compared to this woman's legend.
"It's all up to him now. No one can possibly help him. If he makes the wrong choice, he will be lost forever in this place." The illusionary figure looked at Qin Nan's figure thoughtfully, before she slowly vanished into thin air.
"Lost forever in this place?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's heart skipped a beat. He did not expect the consequence to be this heavy!
If Qin Nan were severely injured, he still had ways to save him, but if he were lost in this place, even Martial God Realm experts would not be able to rescue him!
"Damn it, Qin Nan, you'd better make the right choice! For Heaven's sake, I've bet everything on you since three hundred years ago. If this is your end, who's going to complete my plan?"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch burst out cursing while his eyes were fixed onto the drawing.
…Meanwhile, in a mysterious space…
"Where am I?" Qin Nan scanned his surroundings and found himself in complete darkness. When the black glow entered his mind, he felt that his soul and consciousness had been dragged here.
"What path is this? Where does it go?" Qin Nan's attention was attracted by the mysterious path that disappeared into the darkness. After a slight hesitation, a sudden thought crossed his mind, prompting him to yell out in shock, "Could this be the Ancient Demon Path that leads to the Nine Heavens?"
It appeared to be the only explanation judging from the circumstances.
A unique breeze could be felt from the Ancient Demon Path, as if it were trying to prove his speculation.
A complicated feeling arose within Qin Nan's heart.
"Nine Heavens, I'm sure that this is actually the path to the Nine Heavens." Qin Nan somehow came to a realization staring at the endless path, "Once I embark on this path, I'll be heading to the legendary Nine Heavens, leaving the Canglan Continent…"
He had yet to achieve the Martial Monarch Realm, thus he had no idea what exactly the Nine Heavens was. However, he was clear that the Divine Battle Spirit and the Divine God of Battle originated from the Nine Heavens.
Buzz buzz buzz!
Qin Nan's left eye and left arm began to vibrate.
A sudden glow appeared in the darkness too, which turned out to be the Heaven-Shattering Saber flying toward him.
"Could this be…"
Qin Nan was startled.
From the three body parts, three shocking intents were unleashed, which transformed into three figures. The first one was the left eye, the second one was Sacred Leader Qinglong, while the third one was the Heaven-Shattering Saber!
"Master, head to the Nine Heavens, it's where you belong!"
"Master, please bring me along as you conquer the Nine Heavens. Don't leave me behind!"
"Master, the path to the Nine Heavens is right in front of you. It's the place where you will shine the most!"
Three voices appeared in Qin Nan's mind.
Even the Ancient Demon Path was responding, as the strange breeze coming from it became stronger, which felt like a warm hug clenching tightly onto Qin Nan's figure.
It caused Qin Nan to feel more emotional.
"Seniors, is the Nine Heavens really where I belong?" Qin Nan raised his head staring at the three intents and murmured, "I did sense something familiar, as if I was naturally born with it… That's right, I shall proceed to the Nine Heavens, the place where the Divine God of Battle is is where I belong…"
Qin Nan's gaze became determined as he took a step forward on the Ancient Demon Path.
The three intents of the Divine God of Battle were relieved.
"I will know the secrets of the Divine God of Battle once I reach the Nine Heavens. I will also know the reason why I was chosen, and the truth about the death of the Divine God of Battle."
As Qin Nan continued to move forward, a thought suddenly came to him, causing him to halt his movements, "If I proceed to the Nine Heavens now, does that mean I'll be leaving the Canglan Continent forever? How about the Princess? How about Gong Yang and the others…"
At that moment, Qin Nan immediately awakened and dove downward with his full speed.
Now was not the time yet!
Buzz buzz buzz!
The Ancient Demon Path was aware of Qin Nan's change of mind. The breeze became ferocious all of a sudden.
"Be gone!" Qin Nan's expression coldened as he snapped, "I'll not be going to the Nine Heavens for now! My father, Princess Miao Miao, Gong Yang, Senior Tang Qingshan, and the others are still here. How could I leave them behind?"
Hearing this, the three intents of the Divine God of Battle shuddered, as if they were infuriated.
They were blaming Qin Nan!
However, Qin Nan's gaze toward them was firm. As he reached the beginning of the path, he took a deep breath, endured the pain from his body and gave the three intents a sincere bow.
The Divine Battle Spirit was the greatest encounter he had had in his life.
He would never be able to repay the kindness of these body parts of the Divine God of Battle.
Not only for the sake of his family, the Princess, friends, the decision he made was also for the Divine God of Battle.
Now was not the time yet...
He was only a weak Martial Progenitor, who had yet to reach the peak of the Canglan Continent. Even geniuses like the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch were nothing in the Nine Heavens, thus what was the point if he were to go now?
"Seniors, I'm aware that I've been blessed along my journey, that no one could possibly imagine." Qin Nan said in a dull tone, "I'm grateful, and happy, but I've decided to walk my own path. Don't worry, there's no way I would be satisfied with being ordinary. I will never follow the rules blindly. Otherwise, the fortunate encounters that I've found would all be wasted. Therefore…"
Qin Nan raised his head with a firm determination.
"Before heading to the Nine Heavens, I shall continue to grow stronger here in the Canglan Continent, achieve the Martial Monarch Realm and the Martial God Realm, break the South-Heaven Gate open and find the remaining body parts of the Divine God of Battle!"
"I will be the best!"
"When the time comes…"
"I will then proceed to the Nine Heavens!"
As he finished speaking, following a loud explosion, the darkness was shattered into pieces.