Book 13 Three Brothers - Chapter 36 – Stirrings of Love
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Whether it was Qin Yu with his brothers Hou Fei and Hei Yu, or Hei Yu with his family. It had been a long time since they last saw each other. Everyone was very excited. On the same day, they set up a banquet in the Pure Flow Mansion of the Five Willows Palace.
Exchanging glasses, everyone was very excited and smiling.
Qin Yu's gaze swept past. His Immortal Awareness that had already reached the level of a level nine Immortal Emperor's clearly discovered everyone's strength. Suddenly, Qin Yu looked to Ye Qu in amazement. "Ye Qu, you've also reached level eight Demon Emperor?"
For Fei Fei and Xiao Hei to have a large improvement was something that Qin Yu had expected. With the Black Stick and the Cloud Piercing Spear, which were bestowed by Uncle Lan and their aptitude as Super Divine Beasts, there was no need to puzzle over their fast improvement speed. This Ye Qu appeared to have been stuck at the level seven Demon Emperor level for a long time; how did he manage to achieve a breakthrough in merely a thousand years?
"What? Only you're allowed to have such a fast progress and not me?" Said Ye Qu complacently. Suddenly, he looked to Qin Yu and said puzzledly. "Qin Yu, could it be that you've achieved another breakthrough in the 'Nine Steps Dark Gold Body?'"
Qin Yu smiled and was about to speak.
"You'd best not tell me that you've reached the seventh stage!" Said Ye Qu solemnly.
"Oh?" Qin Yu was puzzled.
Why doesn’t this Ye Qu want him to tell him?
"I'm afraid that I cannot take the shock." Said Ye Qu with resentment. "It's merely been a hundred years outside of the Jiang Lan's Realm for you. To reach the seventh stage from the sixth stage in a hundred years, if you were to have truly accomplished that, then you're beyond human."
Qin Yu understood.
"Heh heh…. I have already stayed at the sixth stage for several hundred years during the time in the Jiang Lan's Realm when I bitterly trained for a thousand years. For me to reach the seventh stage now, it can't be considered as being extremely fast." Said Qin Yu while smiling.
Ye Qu said stammeringly. "You've actually reached the seventh stage?"
Earlier, Ye Qu was merely guessing and joking around. Never did he expect that Qin Yu had actually reached the seventh stage.
"Yes, I've reached the seventh stage. However, I'm afraid that I'm still a bit weaker than you as you've already reached the eighth stage. Fei Fei… you've improved pretty fast." Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei.
"Gaga, of course." Hou Fei's face with filled with contentment.
Currently, Hou Fei was already a level seven Demon Emperor. One must know that the further down the line, the harder it'll become to progress. Even with Hou Fei's talent and the assistance from the Black Stick, it still took Hou Fei nearly a thousand years before he could reach a breakthrough.
"Monkey merely achieved a breakthrough ten years ago. If Big Brother were to open the Jiang Lan's Realm from the outside at exactly a hundred year's time, then Monkey would likely still be a level six Demon Emperor." Said Hei Yu deliberately undering from the side.
"You don't have to be jealous of me, Mixed Hair Bird. It'll take you at least several more thousands of years before you can reach a level seven Demon Emperor." Said Hou Fei with an air of complacency. Qin Yu instead was inwardly pondering to himself.
In this bitter training, his brothers' strength had increased a lot. Especially Hou Fei… he was now a level seven Demon Emperor Super Divine Beast. He's now at the same level as Ao Wuming. If one were to add on his mystical Stick Techniques, then he's comparable to a level nine Immortal Emperor.
As for Qin Yu…. there was hardly any discrepancy between them. At the very least, if a level eight Immortal Emperor were to stand in front of Qin Yu, then this level eight Immortal Emperor would be courting death.
"Qin Yu." Wu Lan who stood to the side said while smiling. "Seeing the current strength of you three brothers, even if three level nine Immortal Emperors attacked you all, you all would still be capable of escaping safely. There is not much assistance that I, Wuxu and the others could provide to you all now."
Wu Lan clearly believed that Qin Yu had enough strength to defend himself.
"Still not enough." Said Qin Yu grudgingly. "With our current strength, although we would not be particularly afraid of Emperor Yu or Mystic Emperor, but that Peng Demon Emperor is truly difficult. Back then, I personally experienced his speed. His speed was at the very least three or four times my own. If we were to truly fight, then I'd be at a complete disadvantage. Furthermore… the Peng Demon Emperor's attacks are very powerful. Even with my current defense, I believe that he would be capable of breaking my defense with merely a single fist."
"Peng Demon Emperor, Dragon Emperor, Great Ape Emperor. These three individuals are not people that ordinary level nine Immortal Emperors can be compared with." Said Qin Yu after exhaling a long breath.
With Qin Yu's current strength, he no longer feared ordinary experts. However, an enemy that possessed an Inherited Treasure was still too powerful.
"If I were to fight against the Dragon Emperor, I'd be completely unable to match up against him. However… against the Peng Demon Emperor, I am still able to block his attack during the moment of crisis and save your life." Said Wu Lan with a light smile.
Ye Qu who stood to the side also opened his large mouth. He laughed and said. "Qin Yu, you can rest assured. With Boss Wu Lan's strength, although he's unable to block that Dragon Emperor, he is able to block against that Peng Demon Emperor. Even I… once my 'Nine Steps Dark Gold Body' reaches the ninth stage, too would dare to compete against that Peng Demon Emperor."
Qin Yu looked to Wu Lan in amazement.
Qin Yu was pleasantly surprised. Back then, the Dragon Emperor used his strength to suppress Immortal Emperor Ni Yang and forced him to release Ao Wuxu. At that time, Wu Lan had already resigned himself to being inferior to the Dragon Emperor.
Qin Yu had thought the entire time that… as Wu Lan was inferior to the Dragon Emperor, he ought to be inferior to the Peng Demon Emperor too. After all, the Peng Demon Emperor is about at the same level as the Dragon Emperor. However, who would've expected that Wu Lan would say that he can block the Peng Demon Emperor.
"Senior Wu Lan, wasn't the Peng Demon Emperor's strength about the same as the Dragon Emperor?" Hei Yu who stood to the side asked.
Qin Yu, Hou Fei and the rest all looked to Wu Lan. They too were wondering about that.
Wu Lan lightly smiled and said. "As the saying goes… each person has their strong points and weak points. Although there are barely any discrepancies between Peng Demon Emperor and the Dragon Emperor, I just happen to possess a strong point that could restrain this Peng Demon Emperor. Thus, I am able to block him. Of course, I could only block him. His speed is too fast… it's impossible for me to defeat him."
"Oh…" Qin Yu somewhat understood.
"Uncle Wu, you're so powerful. Little Tong hereby offers Uncle Wu a toast." Hei Tong, who had been by the side listening the entire time, suddenly stood up and said while beaming with smiles.
Upon seeing Hei Tong, Wu Lan had a pampering expression in his eyes. "Good, good, the wine offered by Little Tong, I will definitely drink that."
Wu Lan, Ye Qu and even Ao Wuxu were very pampering toward Hei Tong. After all, they watched her grow up.
After the feast.
Qin Yu, Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Bai Ling remained in the Clear Flow Mansion. Wu Lan also remained in the Clear Flow Mansion. To Wu Lan, training wasn't of dire importance. As for Ye Qu, he returned back into the Jiang Lan's Realm to train.
Ye Qu wanted to use the Jiang Lan's Realm to assist him in becoming a level nine Demon Emperor sooner.
The days on the Flowing Mist Star were very tranquil and happy for Qin Yu and them. Occasionally, the three brothers would spar with each other. Occasionally, they would enjoy drinking to their heart's content. Occasionally, they would enjoy the sceneries of the Flowing Mist Star. Essentially, the three brothers lived free and leisurely.
As for Wu Lan, he had also been freely strolling around the three cities of the Flowing Mist Star. He was spending his days contentedly.
On a certain day.
Qin Yu and his two brothers were drinking inside the courtyard mansion. As Qin Yu continued to drink, he suddenly came to a stop. His gaze turned to the sky; it was as if he was thinking about something.
"Big brother, what are you thinking about?" Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other. Soon after, Hou Fei laid down his wine cup and asked.
"Oh." Qin Yu woke back up from his recollections.
"Earlier, I was thinking… it has been several hundred years since we arrived in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, even if we aren't counting the extra time spent in the Jiang Lan's realm. I wonder if my royal father, big brother and second brother have ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm yet." Said Qin Yu with a slight sigh.
"With my royal father and them's cultivation speed, I reckon they have yet to ascend. However, as to what the reality is, it was also hard to say. Who knows, maybe my royal father and them would cultivate very fast?" Qin Yu had a bitter smile on his face.
Hei Yu who stood to the side consoled. "Big brother, you don't have to mind too much about it. Once one sets foot on the path of cultivation, one will only be able to rely on oneself. If you can help, then you'll help. If you can't… then you also shouldn't think too much about it."
Qin Yu nodded.
"Hey, big brother, are you able to open the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm now?" Suddenly asked Hou Fei. "Your strength ought to be very powerful now, you should be able to right?"
Qin Yu shook his head.
Opening the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm?
Although Qin Yu's current strength was pretty good, as his Nine Steps Dark Gold Body has reached the seventh stage and his Nine Steps Force was also pretty powerful, it was still insufficient in opening the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm.
"I am still quite a bit of distance away from being able to open the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm. This is not something that we can rush." As Qin Yu said that, he suddenly turned his head around. Hou Fei and Hei Yu also turned their head around toward the doorway. What they saw was Hei Tong dressed in yellow garments laughing charmingly.
"Little Tong, did something happen?" Said Hei Yu with a bit of icy-coldness. However, his speech also gave off a sense of a strict father.
Hei Tong glanced at Hei Yu. She then chuckled. "Father, I wanna go to take a stroll on the Green Blue Star."
"Green Blue Star?" Hei Yu was puzzled. "Why do you want to go there? I believe this Flowing Mist Star is not small, you should be fine taking a stroll across the three cities of the Flowing Mist Star."
Hei Tong humphed. She then switched targets and looked to Qin Yu. Her large eyes were brightly looking at Qin Yu. "Eldest Uncle, I wanna go to the Green Blue Star."
"Green Blue Star, that's the core planet of the Green Blue Galaxy that the Flowing Mist Star is located in. In that place, crooks are mixed in with the honest folks. Why do you want to go there?" Asked Qin Yu.
"I just wanna go. I already went there last year with master. No one there knows who I am. It's not dangerous for me." Hei Tong hurriedly explained. Upon hearing that, Qin Yu smiled. "Fine then, if you wanna go then you can go."
"Yay~~ Eldest Uncle is the best to me." Hei Tong immediately hugged Qin Yu and said happily.
"Big brother." Hei Yu said with a frown.
"Hey, Mixed Hair Bird, it's just the Green Blue Star. What's so alarming about that?" Said Hou Fei.
Qin Yu said. "Xiao Hei, my soul's level has already reached that of a level nine Immortal Emperor's. Even if it were the Peng Demon Emperor, his soul's level is merely at a level eight Demon Emperor’s. As long as I follow Little Tong, no danger would come to her."
Qin Yu was very confident.
With how high his soul realm's level was now, there were barely any people in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that are capable of discovering him. Yet, he was able to discover them.
"Well, okay." Hei Yu nodded. He then looked to Hei Tong with a strict expression. "Little Tong, you must certainly listen to your Eldest Uncle."
"Eldest Uncle, you're also going?" Said Hei Tong with a ugly expression.
"What, I can't?" Asked Qin Yu with a smile. He had a feeling that… Little Tong had a little secret.
"It's, it's fine." Hei Tong tried her best to squeeze out a smile.
As the core planet of a galaxy the number of experts here on the Green Blue Star was clearly greater than on the Flowing Mist Star. There were also a lot of Immortal and Devil Experts. The crooks are mixed in with the honest folk. Currently, Qin Yu and Hei Tong were in a restaurant.
Within the Hei Tong's hand that was placed underneath the table was a Transmission Spiritual Pearl.
"Eldest Uncle, I want to go out and stroll the city by myself." Said Hei Tong as she stared at Qin Yu.
"By yourself?" Qin Yu was a bit puzzled.
Hen Tong nodded her head repeatedly. She then puffed her cheeks and started to act coquettishly. "Eldest Uncle, just let me go and stroll around."
"I'm going to see what kind of trick you have in your mind." Qin Yu's Immortal Awareness had already discovered the Spiritual Transmission Pearl in Hei Tong's hand. "Fine, but make sure to not make trouble and create difficulties for me."
"Hehe, definitely, definitely."
Cheerfully, Hei Tong rushed out of the restaurant. Immediately, she had slipped away. However, Qin Yu's Immortal Awareness had covered the entire Green Blue Star in an instant. Unless there were experts at the level nine Immortal Emperor's soul realm's level, no one else could determine that Qin Yu was looking over them.
"Hey, Yu Wei, have you heard that a large movement has happened in our Immortal Realm?" An Immortal inside the restaurant spoke. "Having been in the Demon Realm the entire time, I've grown unfamiliar with what's happening in the Immortal Realm."
Another cyan clothed youth nodded his head and said. "That's right, a large movement has occurred in the Immortal Realm. A couple hundred years ago, Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor combined their powers. Not long ago, another power had suddenly emerged. I think their leader was called the Flame Emperor. And a couple days ago… the Cyan Emperor has abdicated his power and gave his leader position to his brother."
"The Cyan Emperor is completely fine, why would be abdicate?" Asked that Immortal.
The youth called Yu Wei shook his head. "Who knows why. Back then, Emperor Yu abdicated after being knocked down by Senior Qin Yu. However, this Cyan Emperor, his reputation has spread wide and far, why would he abdicate?"
"The Cyan Emperor abdicated?"
Qin Yu's brows creased. He raised his wine cup and drained the cup with a single gulp. However, he was still pondering in his heart. "I remember that during the time on the Crescent Moon Bay, a certain marital technique of the Cyan Emperor seemed to be successfully accomplished. For him to abdicate now, could it be that he… is going to undergo the Divine Tribulation?"
Qin Yu was shocked.
"Furthermore, when did there emerge a Flame Emperor in the Immortal Realm? Never heard of him. I'll forget about it." Qin Yu decided not to think further about it. And at this moment, the people in the restaurant were chatting unceasingly. Some were chatting about the great figures of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Others were chatting the trifle matters of certain sects.
Suddenly, Qin Yu's eyes shined. "So it turns out that this little lass Hei Tong wanted to come to the Green Blue Star for precisely this."
Inside a private room of another restaurant.
Hei Tong was currently chatting with a level one Heavenly Demon level youth. This youth appeared to be very simple and honest. There was always a guileless smile on his face.
"Big Guy, you didn't grow worried waiting, right? It took me a month in order to come out." Said Hei Tong while giggling. Her quick witted eyes were spinning around and around as they looked at that simple and honest youth.
The simple and honest youth shook his head repeatedly. "No, not at all. I have nothing important to do anyway. Usually, I just train on a mountain top outside of the city."
"Big Guy, here you go." Hei Tong stretched out her hand and ten High Quality Elemental Spirit Stones appeared on top of the table. "Seeing that your strength is that weak and you're that poor, take these Elemental Spirit Stones and go home and cultivate with them. I have a lot of these."
The simple and honest youth shook his head repeatedly. "No, I can't. I can't take these."
"If you're not taking them, then I'll be leaving." After saying that, with an angry expression, Hei Tong prepared to leave.
The simple and honest youth grew anxious. Momentarily, he didn't know whether he should prevent Hei Tong from leaving or take those ten High Quality Elemental Spirit Stones. However, Hei Tong eyes were currently flickering with a smiling expression.
"This naughty little lass. So she has fallen in love." Qin Yu who was in another restaurant started to smile. He raised his wine cup and slowly started to drink.