Chapter 734 - Foreign Call
"Brother Ye," a purple-robed man with mutton-jade-like skin slowly walked in.
The deities took a glance…
"Greetings to the Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heaven."
Shock surged through the minds of all the deities.
Even the mysterious lord of the Underworld came to the Heavenly Court in person!
Didn't the rumors say that the Jade Emperor and the Great Sacred Emperor are on bad terms? Do Sky Sovereign’s words mean that they are good again?
"Zeze, say, it's one thing for the Jade Emperor to be an idiot. Why are you wasting time with him?"
"It's not like I can't not come when he sought me out," the Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens smiled wryly.
"Who did you call an idiot? Say that again!?" Jade Emperor pointed at Ye Zichen, then turned to the Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heaven. "What do you mean you couldn't not come when I sought you out? You didn't have to come. I didn't force you to come with a knife by your throat."
The deities started to leave silently.
Yue Lao yanked Yang Jian as he was leaving as well, "How long do you want to keep kneeling for? Let's go!"
"The Jade Emperor did not…"
"Screw off," Jade Emperor told Yang Jian to scram as if chasing a fly away.
When only four people remained in the courtyard, the Jade Emperor glanced at the Flame Emperor.
"He came with you as well?
"How could he not? Who knows whether the Jade Emperor will kill me in anger. I'm just taking necessary precautions," Ye Zichen shrugged with a hint of meaningfulness.
The Jade Emperor's expression drastically changed.
Seeing that, Ye Zichen glared back at the Jade Emperor, "You couldn't actually be thinking of doing that…"
"Ahem," the Jade Emperor coughed. The truth was that he was actually thinking of doing something.
He did not think about killing Ye Zichen, but rather, he was thinking of how to capture Ye Zichen and force the information of the ley line out of his prisoner.
He would have naturally let Ye Zichen go after he managed to break through.
The Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens will definitely not allow him to capture Ye Zichen based on the former's past relationship with Ye Zichen's past life, when coupled with the Flame Emperor, he was not confident to take on both of them together.
Sensing the awkwardness, the Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens quickly changed the topic.
"Let's talk about something else. I'm sure you know it already, so we won't put on any acts. The Jade Emperor does have the ley line right now, but for some reason, the ley line seems to lost its effects completely. You told the Giant God that you can fix this, so can you come with us to take a look?"
"Haha, sure. Of course I will since the Great Sacred Emperor asked."
"So you wouldn't have if it was me?" Jade Emperor snorted.
"What do you think?" Ye Zichen twitched his mouth.
During their walk, Ye Zichen remained behind the Jade Emperor.
Who knows what this geezer is thinking. If I walk in front, then what if he sneaks up on me!?
Once again, Ye Zichen's worries were spot on.
However, the Jade Emperor did not expect Ye Zichen to be so smart as to permanently remain behind him, which forced him to give up the idea.
Approximately ten-odd minutes later, they finally arrived in a secret room in the Cloudy Palace of the Golden Arches.
The ley line was randomly laid across a table.
It was as if the ley line was dead. Even though the Jade Emperor did not do anything to suppress it, it didn't even seem to try and escape.
"Jade Emperor, if I was strong enough, I really would have torn you apart."
Ye Zichen clenched his fists when he saw the ley line.
"heh, just do your job."
The Jade Emperor only cared about breaking through and ascending. He had no time to mind these baseless threats.
"Heh," Ye Zichen walked towards the ley line with a snort.
The ley line, as legends around its name suggests, was like the veins of a dragon.
While it normally did not have a physical form, it could actually take physical shape.
At that moment, the ley line's physical form seemed to have been completely devastated and its "blood vessels" already dimmed down.
"You've been through too much," Ye Zichen slowly caressed the ley line.
The ley line looked up. When it saw Ye Zichen, it let out a soft whimper.
"Don't worry, I won't let anybody hurt you anymore."
"You can communicate with the ley line!?" Jade Emperor was shocked.
During the past two weeks, he tried his best to communicate with it, but it refused to answer. Due to that, he had assumed the ley line to be something that wasn't actually living.
Ye Zichen ignored the Jade Emperor. He did not expect the Jade Emperor to be so fierce as to bring so much suffering to the ley line.
He was not lying earlier. If he was truly strong enough.
He definitely would have made the Jade Emperor pay.
"I'm talking to you."
The Jade Emperor reached out towards Ye Zichen.
At that moment, both the Flame Emperor and Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens stepped forth and stopped him.
"Talk it out!" Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens called out.
"What are you…" Jade Emperor frowned, then stared at the two in front of him. "You want to fight me?"
The two did not deny it.
"Fine. I do want to see whether the two of you have grown any stronger these years."
"Stop it!" Ye Zichen turned his head back with a shout.
He nudged Flame Emperor to the side and frowned at the Jade Emperor. "If you want to ascend, then stay there properly. Otherwise, don't even think about leaving the Three Realms in your lifetime."
"Are you threatening me?"
"What if I am?"
The two glared at each other.
The glares seemed to last for centuries until the Jade Emperor finally stopped releasing spiritual pressure and sat down on a chair.
"Tch," Ye Zichen clicked his tongue, then turned back towards the ley line.
The Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heavens followed him, "How is it?"
He could tell that the situation was rather terrible.
"It's harder to deal with than I thought," Ye Zichen replied with a dark look.
At that moment, the phone in his pocket rang.
A phone call?
Ye Zichen quickly took out his phone.
It really is a call.
There's phone signal in the Heavenly Court?
But it's an Unknown Number…
Who is it?
Although countless questions raced through Ye Zichen's mind, he still answered it.
Ye Zichen could hear heavy breathing from the other side the call. Then… a seemingly familiar voice choked out, "Where are you, I'll… go and find you! And… I've… missed you. Did you miss me?"
I’m back, like properly properly back.