Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 30 – Knot of the Heart
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Qin Yu immediately noticed the change in the expressions of the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and them. However, Qin Yu had also anticipated that the Utmost East Sage Emperor might not be very happy about his request.
Merely, this matter of participating in the groom search was something that he must do.
"Your Majesty, I have hidden this matter within my heart the entire time. At the same time, this matter was also the reason why I have been striving my hardest to train and research the artifact craftsmanship." Qin Yu said solemnly.
As one cultivated for a long period of time, practically all cultivators would have a goal in their heart.
Upon hearing this, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu also knew that Qin Yu's goal was actually Jiang Li. He knew that it would be impossible for him to persuade Qin Yu. No matter what, Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman, someone who was in very high demand in the Divine Realm. If he were to be too excessive toward Qin Yu, then it would be possible for Qin Yu to leave Mount Dazzling Gold.
Huangfu Yu would naturally not do such a thing.
Huangfu Yu's expression returned to normal. He spoke words of persuasion. "Qin Yu, if you truly want to do that, then there is nothing that I can do to stop you. Merely, I want to remind you that those people who are participating in the groom search, many of them possess a very large influence in the Divine Realm. Even if you were to participate, it will still be extremely difficult."
The goal that he had been striving for all these years, how could he possibly give up from mere difficulties?
"Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor." Qin Yu smiled and bowed. He then said no more.
Earlier, when Huangfu Yu said those words, he had clearly stated that he would not stop Qin Yu.
"Qin Yu, didn't you tell me before that you didn't know that Jiang Li?" A sharp and clear voice sounded. Qin Yu turned around to look. It was Huangfu Jing who had a very pale complexion.
Seeing Huangfu Jing, Qin Yu's first reaction was… a headache!
In Qin Yu's heart, Huangfu Jing was an extremely great girl. Merely, Qin Yu did not have the slightest feeling for her. Ever since he had Li'er in his heart, the other girls were all unable to move his heart in the slightest.
"Princess Jing, back then my strength is still very weak. Even if I said that, it would be for naught. I also do not wish to disgrace myself. Thus, I ended up telling a lie. I hope that princess will not take offense to it." Qin Yu said sincerely.
Qin Yu truly hoped that Huangfu jing would not be angry because of this. Otherwise, he would feel guilty too.
Huangfu Jing laughed desolately a couple times. "Back then, when you asked me the matters regarding Jiang Li, I had suspected that you were related to her. So it truly was the case."
An awe-imposing low shout was heard. The person who spoke was the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. Huangfu Yu have turned completely serious as he looked to Huangfu Jing. "Little Jing, Qin Yu is our Misty Mystic Palace's Palace Master. Who he likes, who he wants to pursue, although I am the Sage Emperor, it is still not something that I can force upon him."
"Imperial Father, I know." Huangfu Jing slightly nodded.
Qin Yu was worried. At the same time, he started to examine Huangfu Jing. He took a slight breath of relief. "Fortunately, this Huangfu Jing's state of mind did not change greatly."
"Qin Yu, if there is anything that you need my help in that Floating Snow City's groom search, feel free to tell me." Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor to Qin Yu while smiling.
Qin Yu felt at ease.
Not only did the Utmost East Sage Emperor not obstruct him, he instead wanted to help him. This naturally caused Qin Yu to have an even more favorable impression of the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
Huangfu Jing's eyes shined. She raised her head and looked to Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, is it possible for you to go to my place before you leave? I would like to have a chat with you."
"Little Jing." Huangfu Yu seemed to become a bit angry.
Huangfu Jing displayed a smile to the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. "Imperial Father, rest assure. I am merely planning to have a chat with Qin Yu. I definitely have no other intention."
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Yu nodded.
No matter what, Huangfu Jing was still a High Level Heavenly Deity. With the high level of her soul, her ability to bear the shock would not be that low either.
"Qin Yu, are you willing to come to my place?" Huangfu Jing displayed a smile to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu felt a bit numb.
However, what could he possibly do?
Qin Yu said modestly. "Princess Jing, I am of course extremely willing." Qin Yu had an expression that could still be considered as calm and undisturbed.
Huangfu Jing lightly nodded. She then turned around and bowed to the Utmost East Sage Emperor. "Imperial Father, Imperial Mother, your child shall take her leave first." After she said that, Huangfu Jing turned to leave. When she was leaving, she took a glance at Qin Yu.
Qin Yu clasped his hands and said. "Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Your Highness Empress, I will also be taking my leave."
"Good. You two can go." Said Huangfu Yu with a smile.
Just like that, Qin Yu followed behind Huangfu Jing and left with her. As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife, they looked to Qin Yu and Huangfu Jing leave. Only after the two of them left did they began to discuss.
"Your Majesty, Little Jing, she…" Xu Yan was a bit worried.
She understood very well why the Utmost East Sage Emperor did what he did earlier. After all, Qin Yu was not someone who they could command as they wanted. A grandmaster artifact craftsman, he was someone that all the major powers of the Divine Realm wanted.
Huangfu Yu slightly smiled and said in a calm and collected manner. "Xu Yan, you can rest assured. For one, Little Jing has a very tenacious mentality. She would not do anything stupid just for such a thing like this. Secondly, it is not certain that Qin Yu would be able to succeed just because he decided to participate in the groom search."
Xu Yan also immediately recalled of all the Divine Realm's outstanding talents that were participating in the groom search. She then also nodded.
Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Kui Yinhou and Zhou Xian, was any among them who was easy to handle? Even if Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman, he could only be considered as being at around the same level as those four. There was only twenty percent chance of him being able to win in the groom search.
"When that Qin Yu fails the groom search, then perhaps he'll end up with Jing'er." Said Huangfu Yu while smiling.
Xu Yan slightly nodded. She sighed lowly and said. "We can only hope for Qin Yu to fail."
Imperial City. Huangfu Jing's mansion house.
The day gradually darkened. The Dark Curtain of Night from the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City have covered the entire Divine Realm. Under the night sky, under the vague lights of lanterns, Qin Yu and Huangfu Jing sat next to each other one a stone bench.
Behind them was a curved willow tree. The numerous branches of the willow tree were below blown by the air and moving beside the two.
Qin Yu was silent. He didn't know what to say for the time matter. He took a glance at Huiangfu Jing beside him. Huangfu Jing's hair was being blown by the wind. It was moving back and forth before Qin Yu's eyes.
Qin Yu suddenly felt that this Huangfu Jing was a bit pitiful.
"Qin Yu, your cultivation speed is truly fast." Huangfu Jing was the first to speak.
"Eh, it's not bad." Qin Yu's response appeared to be a bit clumsy.
Only then did Huangfu Jing took a low sigh. "Only now did I found out that you've trained that hard was actually all for little sister Jiang Li. That's right, little sister Jiang Li is indeed a very good person. Anyone who has been in contact with her would usually end up liking her."
"That's right, Li'er is a very good person." Qin Yu was unable to help himself from thinking about Li'er.
Once he thought of Li'er, Qin Yu displayed a peaceful smile. Huangfu Jing took a glance at Qin Yu and saw the expression on his face. She smiled bitterly.
"Qin Yu, say, why is it that when a person likes another person, it was so hard for them to pin down the reason why they like the other person? After being in the Divine Realm for this many years, I simply do not find any of the other men fancy. However, after being in contact with you for a bit longer, I felt that you're attracting me. Why is that? Even I myself do not understand why." Huangfu Jing said those words slowly as if she was talking about someone else. She did not consider that Qin Yu was beside her at all.
Qin Yu was startled.
The smile on his face had instantly disappeared.
"What is this Huangfu Jing talking about?" Qin Yu felt a burst of headache. He looked to Huangfu Jing beside him.
Merely, Qin Yu already have decided in his heart. Thus, he could only calm his mood. He then said. "Princess Jing, regarding that, I too am not very certain."
"Then what about you and little sister Jiang Li?" Huangfu Jing hurriedly asked. At the same time, she looked to Qin Yu.
Upon mentioning Jiang Li, Qin Yu once again started smiling. "How should I say this? Princess Jing, ever since my infancy till adulthood, I have been always working hard on training myself and fighting others. I have even grew to become fond of that sort of feeling of challenging myself."
"However…" Qin Yu's gaze have turned misty. "When I was together with Li'er, I felt that my heart was extremely peaceful. It was as if a lonely boat have returned back to shore. In the Mortal Realm, I have knew Li'er for several tens of years. There was nothing world-shaking that happened between us either. We also did not have any unforgettable separation of life and death. All we had was the peaceful care and concern that we had for each other."
"A single expression from the eyes, a single smile; we were able to sense the thinking of the other person was thinking through merely those." Qin Yu have a very natural smile on his face.
Huangfu Jing calmly listened to Qin Yu as she looked to Qin Yu.
"Qin Yu's smile is truly gentle. Merely, that smile is toward little sister Jiang Li." Thought Huangfu Jing in her heart.
"When she was playing chess, I would watch her from the side. When I am chatting with others, she would be bringing tea or fruits to us… those days, I always remember them."
Qin Yu closed his eyes.
The depths of Qin Yu's heart was actually extremely tired. Only when he was together with Li'er would he be capable of loosening himself.
Being immersed in his memories completely, Qin Yu only managed to wake back up after some time. Only at this moment did Qin Yu recall that he was chatting with Huangfu Jing.
"Ah, I'm sorry." Qin Yu looked to Huangfu Jing.
Huangfu Jing's expression had also turned peaceful. She was watching Qin Yu and waiting for him to open his eyes the entire time. She then smiled to Qin Yu. "You do not have to say sorry. Hearing what you have said, I can already tell the feelings that you two have for each other."
Huangfu Jing smiled at herself and said. "Qin Yu, I hope you do not find it funny but I have never once talked about the matters of men and women before. Regarding that, I am completely oblivious. All I had was that confused sensation. However, after hearing what you said, I came to know that… a woman's happiness ought to be having a man that cherishes her and cares about every single aspect of her. I truly envy little sister Jiang Li. Merely… you already have her."
Huangfu Jing deeply exhaled. She then stood up and smiled to Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, there are a lot of people pursuing little sister Jiang Li. All I can do is to offer my best wishes to you."
Qin Yu heaved a sigh of relief in his heart.
He was able to sense that although Huangfu Jing might still be tangled about this matter in her heart, her state was a lot better than the time when she was in the Utmost East Sage Emperor's Palace.
"Thank you." Qin Yu said solemnly.
Soon after, Qin Yu left Huangfu Jing's mansion.
Qin Yu did not say anything more. This was the only choice that he could select. He only had Jiang Li in his heart. He cannot forcibly make himself have feelings for a girl merely because the girl had feelings for him.
Sometimes, one must be heartless.
Inside the main hall of the Misty Mystic Palace.
Qin Yu glanced at the two people behind him. While smiling, he commanded. "Let's go!"
Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu replied respectfully. This time around, Qin Yu did not bring with him many people. On the surface, it was only Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu. However, he had also already placed the hundred plus Heavenly Deity servants of his into his New Cosmos' Purple Mystic Star's Misty Mountain Villa.
"Li'er, I am setting off for the Floating Snow City." Said Qin Yu with Heart Voice Transmission.
The New Cosmos was created by Qin Yu. With a single intention, Qin Yu was capable of making his voice sound in Li'er's ears.
"Mn." Li'er's slightly excited voice also sounded in Qin Yu's heart.
Qin Yu, Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu left the Misty Mystic Palace like this. They then left the Utmost Eastern Region's Mount Dazzling Gold and reached the Conveying Array. After that, they entered through the Conveying Array and arrived at the location underneath the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City.