Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain - Chapter 41 – Bestowment
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
"Of course, this only signifies that I would not be afraid of the Exalted Celestials. It does not mean that I am able to match the Exalted Celestials… after all, they would not stand there for me to smash them. However, my Fix Elemental Pearl's defense ought to be extremely powerful." Chehou Yuan smiled and said.
In the end, Chehou Yuan had said some humble words.
"Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure, Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure…" Godking Yi Feng gasped in admiration. He nodded and said with a smile. "Brother Chehou, the admiration that I have for you right now was something that cannot be described with words… come, I salute you with this cup of wine." Godking Yi Feng smiled as he raised his cup of wine.
Just because one managed to obtain an Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure did not mean that one would be able to fight against the Exalted Celestials.
After all, regardless of how good one's weapon was, there was still a need to look at who was using the weapon. For example, although Qin Yu possessed the Divine Spear Waning Snow, he would still not have much hope in fighting against the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial head on.
After the feast, Chehou Yuan was persuaded by Qin Yu and them to stay in the Purple Mystic Mansion. After all, in the Purple Mystic Mansion was A'Fu who Chehou Yuan was familiar with and Qin Yu who could be considered as his disciple. There was also his old friend Yi Feng as well as the many Sage Emperors and Godkings in the Flowing Water Garden that he knew.
After Chehou Yuan stayed in the Purple Mystic Mansion for roughly a year.
A major event occurred in the Purple Mystic Mansion!
No one knew how it came to be but that Hou Fei actually ended up marrying again. Last time around, he had married Zi Xia. As for this time, he ended up marrying that Hong Yun. The entanglement that Hou Fei had with Hong Yun was something that Qin Yu knew about. However, he did not meddle into it. These two rivals had fought each other for so many years and had finally gotten together now.
Among the three brothers, Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu, only Hou Fei had two wives.
The matters regarding that happened in the date of the marriage shall be excused for now. Merely, a very strange thing happened!
"This Zi Xia and Hou Fei had been married for many years now. However, she did not get pregnant in all these years. Surprisingly, Hong Yun had just married Hou Fei and had became pregnant right away. Furthermore, not only was Hong Yun pregnant, even Zi Xia became pregnant. This matter is truly unusual." Hei Yu laughed.
At this moment, Qin Yu, Hei Yu and Hou Fei were chatting and drinking.
"Fei Fei, you're truly amazing." Qin Yu also laughed and gave a thumbs up.
Hou Fei did not become embarrassed. Instead, he started to laugh complacently. "Merely so-so, so-so, big brother already had two kids. It cannot be considered as anything extraordinary for me to have two kids too. Furthermore, Mixed Hair Bird even had grandsons and granddaughters now. Oh, that's right, big brother, Mixed Hair Bird, I reckon that those two children of mine would be born in about eight to nine months time. Say, what do you think their names should be?"
"Names? Let me think about it." Hei Yu immediately started thinking.
At this moment, Qin Yu suddenly started frowning.
That was because Qin Yu suddenly sensed that Uncle Lan had came out from the New Cosmos. It was one thing for Uncle Lan to exit the New Cosmos, but the surprisingly matter was that he did not return to the Purple Mystic Mansion and instead went somewhere else.
"Uncle Lan had only obtained the All People Seal not long ago. He should still be undergoing seclusion training. How come he has come out from the New Cosmos so soon?" Qin Yu became confused.
Anything that happened in the New Cosmos cannot escape Qin Yu's detection. Qin Yu knew right away when Jiang Lan exited it.
"Mn, I got it. If it's a boy, his name shall be Hou Yin (silver) and if it's a girl, Hou Yin (sound)." Hei Yu's voice sounded.
Qin Yu also stopped thinking about the matter regarding Jiang Lan, as his Uncle Lan had the freedom to do whatever he wished. Qin Yu would not meddle with it.
"Xiao Hei, to be honest, the names you've decided upon are truly ordinary." Qin Yu laughed and joined the conversation of the three brothers thinking up names for the two children that was about to come…
Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City.
This black city was bathed by an endless amount of snowflakes. However, it contained a poignant and romantic beauty. The Heavenly Deities in the Floating Snow City lived their lives like they did in the past. The consecutive battles of Godkings did not cause much of an effect to the lives of Heavenly Deities.
Floating Snow City's Imperial Palace. In the Exalted Celestial's Palace.
The Utmost Northern Sage Emperor Jiang Fan's wife, Chunyu Rou was standing outside of the study room. She pondered for a long time before lightly knocking on the door.
Her husband Jiang Fan was in the study room.
Ever since about four years ago when Jiang Fan returned to the Floating Snow City, he had been in the study room by himself the entire time. In normal times, he would rarely speak. Even his sons and daughters would not be able to see his face. In the entire Floating Snow City, only Chunyu Rou was able to speak some words with Jiang Fan.
"Creak…" That wooden door opened.
Light shined into the study through the opened entrance. However, the inside of the study seemed to be a forbidden area for light. The entire study was enveloped with a layer of gloom and cold oppressive aura. Jiang Fan's figure was also within the dark study room.
Chunyu Rou sighed in her heart. However, a smile emerged on her face. She directly walked into the study room. Right after she walked in, the door to the study immediately closed by itself.
"Husband, there is no need for you to be so remorseful everyday. Actually, when compared to other places, our Floating Snow City is already much better off than them. I've heard that most of the Godkings from the other cities have died and that many of them do not even have a single Godking present. Our Floating Snow City is truly much better off than them." Chunyu Rou said with a smile.
Jiang Fan who was silent for a long time displayed a slight smile after hearing what his wife had said.
"My wife, you truly know how to make my heart feel a bit better… You're right, when compared to the other cities, our Floating Snow City could indeed be considered as being fortunate. I could also be considered as one of the taller ones among a group of dwarfs." Jiang Fan smiled a self-mocking smile and said.
Chunyu Rou rejoiced in her heart.
After her constant days of coming to chat with Jiang Fan and tell him jokes, Jiang Fan was no longer as silent and isolated as he was when he first returned.
"My wife." Jiang Fan raised his head and looked to Chunyu Rou. "Say, did I made a mistake back then? Was I mistaken to choose Zhou Xian as Li'er's husband?"
Jiang Fan's heart was no longer resolute now.
"Husband, you've already made your decision. Even if you regret it now, nothing can be done. Why must you still cause yourself to be vexed and suffer? Regardless, husband, you are still the Utmost North Sage Emperor and did not suffer much of any loss." Chunyu Rou comforted him.
Jiang Fan nodded.
"Sigh, it's just that I had always had that trace of unwillingness in my heart!" Jiang Fan thought of the All People Seal that could be considered as something that was already in his pocket being snatched away by Qin Yu before his eyes, and began to feel a sharp pain in his heart.
He had dreamed of becoming an Exalted Celestial for all those years.
In order to become an Exalted Celestial, Jiang Fan was willing to give up that much. He even did not hesitate to fall out with his own brother and break apart the relationship with his own daughter. All of this was so that he could become an Exalted Celestial.
When he had given that much, when his anticipation had reached such a high degree, at such a time, when he failed, it had brought him immense pain.
"I had originally thought that nothing would go wrong with the help from the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. I was filled with confidence! However, little did I imagine that Qin Yu… sigh, when one's anticipation is extremely high, one would fall down even deeper when failed."
Once he thought of this matter, Jiang Fan began to feel his heart twitching and aching.
It was truly painful.
"Husband, if you cannot become an Exalted Celestial, then so be it. That Qin Yu could also be considered as being lenient toward you already. In the future, as long as we do not go and provoke him, I believe that he would likely not come and create troubles for us." Chunyu Rou consoled.
Jiang Fan smiled bitterly.
He, the Utmost North Sage Emperor. Oh, how high was his status? Who would've expect that he would fall to a level where he required Qin Yu's pity in order to live comfortably.
"My wife, when I appeared in the Divine Realm back then, I managed to comprehend the Spatial Laws faster than my second brother Jiang Lan. Because of that, I became the Utmost North Sage Emperor. I had been the Utmost North Sage Emperor for a total of twelve quadrillion years now." Jiang Fan laughed at himself. "My wife, did you know what I was thinking about in the depths of my heart all these years?"
"What is it?" Chunyu Rou frowned.
According to what she knew, her husband wanted to become an Exalted Celestial the most. This was something that Chunyu Rou already knew. She did not know why Jiang Fan would ask the question again.
"You ought to know that in these countless years, I had wished to become an Exalted Celestial. However, in the depths of my heart, what I truly wanted to know was… who my parents were and where exactly did I originate from." Jiang Fan shook his head and sighed.
Chunyu Rou looked to Jiang Fan in a daze.
Jiang Fan took a deep breath and said. "Twelve quadrillion years ago, when the Divine Realm was born, I, my second brother, my third brother and them had all appeared in the Divine Realm together. Merely, at that time, none of us possessed the memories of our childhood. All we know was that we are all blood brothers. Other than that, we did not know anything else. It had been twelve quadrillion years now. During this time, I had been thinking the entire time who are my parents. How was I born? Could it be that I was birthed by the Heaven and Earth? I had been thinking the entire time exactly how would I know about my birth."
"Afterwards, I thought of becoming an Exalted Celestial. The Exalted Celestials were much more powerful that Godkings. They ought to know more than Godkings. I reckoned that after becoming an Exalted Celestial, I would be able to know where I and the rest of the first generation of the Eight Great Divine Families had originated from."
Jiang Fan smiled a self-mocking smile.
Chunyu Rou had also pondered about it. The first generation of the Eight Great Divine Families, other than the Thunder Punishment City that possessed the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial as someone with an even higher seniority, the other first generation of the Divine Families all seemed to have appeared out of nowhere.
Jiang Fan, Jiang Lan, Huangfu Yu, Huangfu Lei, Huangfu Liuxiang, Shentu Yan, Shentu Yin… who exactly were the parents to this large group of Eight Great Divine Families first generations?
Could it be that they had appeared out of nowhere or were birthed by the Heaven and Earth?
This question was a known puzzle to the higher echelons of the Divine Realm. No one knew how exactly the first generation of the Eight Great Divine Families came to be. This was a question that they were unable to investigate and pursue.
"Husband, didn't you managed to have an interaction with the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial? Couldn't you have asked him?" Chunyu Rou asked in confusion.
Jiang Fan smiled a self-mocking smile. "Humph, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial? How could he possibly tell us about it? I had once tried to ask him about it but he merely berated me and even ordered me to not ask about it again. I have a feeling that he knew about how we came to be. However, he refused to tell us! That's why I wanted to become an Exalted Celestial so strongly."
Chunyu Rou lightly nodded.
"Why did you come here?" Jiang Fan suddenly frowned as he looked to this man who had suddenly appeared in the study. The man wore a blue gown. It was precisely Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan looked to Jiang Fan. His gaze was tranquil. "Big brother!"
Jiang Fan was startled. "You, you called me big brother?" Jiang Fan was truly shocked. Ever since he chose Zhou Xian as his son-in-law, Jiang Lan could be considered as having broken his relationship with him. It was practically impossible for Jiang Fan to call him big brother.
Chunyu Rou who stood beside Jiang Fan was also filled with shock.
Jiang Lan lightly smiled as he looked to Jiang Fan. "Big brother, no matter what, we have grew up together and have been brothers for the past twelve quadrillion years. Although I harbor a grudge against you, but Little Yu and Li'er are also together now. I believe that there is no need for us to continue to be antagonistic toward each other. There is also no need for you all to be in such a deadlock with Little Yu and Li'er."
Jiang Fan displayed a cold expression on his face.
"Oh, so you've come to persuade me?" Jiang Lan coldly laughed. "Second brother, it is impossible for me to take back when I had said. Back then, before all those Sage Emperors, I had publicly announced Zhou Xian to be my son-in-law. No matter what, it is impossible for me to face Qin Yu now. There is no need for you to continue to try to persuade me here."
"Why are you this stubborn?"
Jiang Lan grew a bit angry.
Jiang Fan frowned as he looked to his second brother Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan stared at Jiang Fan. "Big brother, all these years, Li'er has had a home that she cannot return to. She is unable to see her sisters, brothers, relatives and friends. Do you know how difficult it was for her? Could it be that you believe your daughter to be inferior to your face?"
Jiang Fan was startled. He became speechless.
Jiang Lan was frowning. He flipped his hand and two floating seals appeared above his hand. One was a gray colored seal whereas the other was a golden colored seal.
"These are…" Jiang Fan's eyes immediately shined.
"These are the Back Earth Seal and the All People Seal. I know that you deeply want to obtain them. I am able to give them to you right now. I merely wished for you to be able to be better to Li'er and them and stop being antagonistic toward them." Jiang Lan flipped his hand, the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal in his hand flew toward Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan blankly watched this scene.
Chunyu Rou beside him was astonished.
Oh how precious the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal were. How could Jiang Fan possibly not know about it? For these two seals, how many Godkings had died?! However now, Jiang Lan was actually giving these two seals to him.
"Second brother, you,you…" Jiang Fan became speechless.
"After receiving them, your desire should be satisfied. I wish that you stop being antagonistic toward Li'er and Little Yu." Jiang Lan looked to Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan took a deep breath and looked to Jiang Lan. "Second brother, could it be that you've forgotten that it was me who stopped you from going to save Zuo Qiumei? Don't you resent me for that? Why would you be willing to part with the hopes of becoming an Exalted Celestial and give them to me?"
The shock of Jiang Lan giving the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal was truly too great to Jiang Fan.
"Resentment? Of course I have." Jiang Lan laughed indifferently. "Merely, big brother, you must understand that those who are dead are already dead. What is important is to allow those who are alive to be happier. I merely wish for Li'er and them to be happier. With only that, I, as their elder, would already be extremely happy."
Jiang Fan's expression changed.
"My wife, tomorrow, bring Yan'er, Jun'er and them to the Fog City and meet with Li'er and them for me." Jiang Fan suddenly said to Chunyu Rou beside him.