Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain - Chapter 42 – This is Fate
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
At this moment, Chunyu Rou was delighted. She was someone who cared very much about her children. She had actually been concerned about Li'er the entire time. Now that they resolved this matter, she naturally became happy. Furthermore, Jiang Fan obtained the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal. She was also happy for Jiang Fan.
"Tomorrow? This fast?" Jiang Lan was a bit shocked.
Facing Jiang Lan, Jiang Fan currently had an immense level of guilt and shame. "It's not fast at all, not fast at all. Your sister-in-law has been thinking about Li'er frequently too. It's all because she was concerned about me that she did not go to see Li'er in all this time. I have also hurt the hearts of Li'er and her husband Qin Yu. For now, I do not think I have the face to see them. It's better that I don't go. It's enough for your sister-in-law, Yan'er and them to go."
Jiang Lan also lightly nodded.
When he thought that Jiang Li would be happy, Jiang Lan also felt extremely gratified.
On the same day, Jiang Lan returned to the Purple Mystic Mansion. After he returned to the Purple Mystic Mansion, Jiang Lan happily chatted with Chehou Yuan for a long time. Jiang Lan was also an old friend of Chehou Yuan.
On the second day.
Qin Yu was sitting with Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Li'er, Zi Xia, Hong Yun and Bai Ling. Right when they were happily chatting, a Heavenly Deity maid ran in.
"Master, there's a group of people outside. They said they have came from the Floating Snow City." The words from the Heavenly Deity maid had caused Qin Yu and them to stop their chat.
"Floating Snow City?" Qin Yu frowned. Hou Fei, Hei Yu and them also looked to each other. They were all bewildered.
Li'er was the first to stand up. Excitements covered her face. "People from Floating Snow City, Brother Yu, quickly, quickly." In excitement, Jiang Li immediately pulled Qin Yu and rushed toward the entrance.
Anxious, Jiang Li teleported with Qin Yu and immediately arrived before the front yard of the Purple Mystic Mansion.
"Jiang Yan, and Chunyu Rou…" Qin Yu's New Cosmos's Spatial Energy was immediately spread out. He immediately discovered who it was from the Floating Snow City that had arrived. This group of people were practically all members of the Jiang Clan. They were all people who possessed deep relationships with Jiang Li.
Qin Yu became confused.
From these years of interaction, Qin Yu was able to determine Jiang Fan's character. Jiang Fan was not a person who would easily acknowledge his mistake. Furthermore, Qin Yu had contradicted him greatly.
"This Jiang Fan, as a Sage Empeoror, he ought to care about his face deeply. Logically, he likely would not allow these people from the Floating Snow City to come over. Why?" While Qin Yu was pondering, Jiang Li beside him immediately called out.
"Brother Yu, quickly, come. Stop being distracted at the side. My mother, you know her right?"
Qin Yu exited his thoughts. He immediately smiled and slightly bowed. "Mother-in-law." Qin Yu was thinking in his heart: 'No matter what this Jiang Fan is thinking, he at least managed to do a great thing.'
Jiang Li had been thinking of her relatives and friends the entire time. Because of that, Qin Yu had been feeling guilty the entire time. And now, his heart was feeling much better than before.
"Qin Yu, hello." Seeing Qin Yu, that Chunyu Rou also felt a bit concerned.
Back then, she had tried to make Zhou Xian become her son-in-law through every possible means. However, what was the ending? All of the Four Great Godkings of the Thunder Punishment City, including Zhou Xian who later became a Godking, were killed. Currently, the Thunder City had reached a state where a youngster from a younger generation called Zhou Qing ended up becoming the Sage Emperor.
Back when they were at the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace, she was able to willfully comment upon Qin Yu. However now, in terms of status, Qin Yu's status was greater than the Eight Great Sage Emperors and became the number one absolute character in the Divine Realm. Perhaps only the Three Great Exalted Celestials were able to surpass Qin Yu by a tier.
"Big brother Qin Yu, I believe you know majority of these people, right? This is our older brother, Jiang Jun. This is our older brother, Jiang…"
At this moment, Jiang Yan had became much more lively. She was constantly making introductions to Qin Yu. Among all the people that had came, Qin Yu knew majority of them. After all, he had stayed in the Floating Snow City for a long period of time. Even for people that he didn't know, Jiang Li had mentioned them to Qin Yu before. With the introductions from Jiang Yan, Qin Yu immediately knew who they were.
The arrival of the group of people from the Floating Snow City had caused the entire Purple Mystic Mansion to be bustling with noise and excitement. As for who was the most happy in the entire Purple Mystic Mansion, it would likely be Jiang Li. As for Qin Yu, he was puzzled by something the entire time.
Qin Yu arrived at Jiang Lan's residence by himself.
Yesterday, Jiang Lan had chatted with Chehou Yuan for a long time. As for today, he had however been resting the entire time and had not even left the Fog City. He had merely welcomed the guests at the beginning and returned to his residence not long after.
"Uncle Lan, it's me." Qin Yu walked to the entrance of the courtyard manor's entrance and spoke.
"Little Yu, come on in." Jiang Lan's voice sounded from within the courtyard manor. At the same time, the entrance door to the courtyard manor opened by itself.
Qin Yu walked into the courtyard manor. At this moment, Jiang Lan was sitting by himself beside the ancient tree and drinking wine. Upon seeing Qin Yu walking in, he looked over and smiled. "Come, drink some wine with me."
Qin Yu smiled and sat down. He accompanied Jiang Lan and casually chatted and drink a couple cups of wine.
"Uncle Lan, I have a matter that I wish to ask you about." Qin Yu placed down his wine cup and looked to Jiang Lan and asked.
Jiang Lan smiled and nodded. "I knew that you had something to ask from the expression that you had when you arrived. Go ahead, tell me what it is."
Qin Yu nodded and said. "Uncle Lan, the Temporal Laws contained within the All People Seal are extremely profound. You had merely trained in the New Cosmos for four years. Even if the time was accelerated by a million times, it was merely four million years… To comprehend the Temporal Laws with merely four million years is distantly insufficient. Uncle Lan, you've come out now, could it be that you've succeeded?"
Jiang Lan started to laugh. "Little Yu, according to your words, could it be that I cannot come out if I have not comprehended the Temporal Laws?"
"No, of course not." Qin Yu promptly said. "Uncle Lan, you know very well that is not what I meant."
Seeing Qin Yu's expression, Jiang Lan laughed. "I was merely joking with you. I know what you meant. That's right, to train for only this short amount of time was indeed a bit too short. In terms of the Temporal Laws, I did not manage to attain much improvement either."
"Uncle Lan, I wish to know, was the coming of those people from the Floating Snow City related to you? You've gone to the Floating Snow City to persuade him, right?" Qin Yu asked.
Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu. He did not say anything.
"I am able to guess. Uncle Lan, right after you exited the New Cosmos, you went to the Floating Snow City. The next day, these people from the Floating Snow City had come. This, I can't help but think of you."
Qin Yu smiled and said. "Uncle Lan, you've done a great thing. However, I am very confused how you managed to persuade that 'father-in-law' of mine?"
"I merely moved his heart and reasoned with him." Jiang Lan said casually. After that, he drank a cup of wine.
"Moved his heart and reasoned with him? That easy?" Qin Yu was completely unconvinced.
Qin Yu knew very well of the Jiang Fan's character. In order to obtain the chance to become an Exalted Celestial, he refused to take pity upon his own daughter and broke his relationship with his own blood brother. Such a resolute person, how could he be persuaded that easily?
"Uncle Lan, do not try to deceive me." Qin Yu stared at Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan was stared for a long time. He then smiled and shook his head. "Truly, fine, I'll tell you. It's actually nothing major either. I had merely gifted the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal to Jiang Fan. That big brother of mine had sought for the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal for who knows how long. I had given the two of them to him, naturally this caused him to be immensely thankful. Thus, it was also natural for him to do such a thing."
Qin Yu was stunned.
"Uncle Lan, you said, you said you've given Jiang Fan the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal?" At this moment, Qin Yu didn't address Jiang Fan as his 'father-in-law.'
Qin Yu was able to guess that Uncle Lan most definitely had paid a price in order to persuade Jiang Fan. However, never did he guess that the price was the two portions of the Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure which contained the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial.
"Uncle Lan, if you had the Back Earth Seal and All People Seal, it might be possible for you to become an Exalted Celestial. As you possessed two seals, your chance of becoming an Exalted Celestial would be much greater than that Luo Fan. Why would you, why would you…" Qin Yu was feeling a burst of unwillingness.
Jiang Lan smiled indifferently. "It's merely a Back Earth Seal and an All People Seal. They do not contain much use for me. I also do not possess any longing for the status of an Exalted Celestial. To become an Exalted Celestial or not doesn't matter to me."
"Uncle Lan…" Qin Yu was frowning.
"Oh right, Little Yu, that All People Seal was something that you had given me. You wouldn't be angry that I give it to someone else, right?" Jiang Lan said to Qin Yu with a smile.
At this moment, Qin Yu didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
"This Jiang Fan." Qin Yu felt resentment and anger. "Back then, for the slight opportunity of becoming an Exalted Celestial, this Jiang Fan had disregarded the relationship of brothers with you, Uncle Lan. He disregarded the relationship of father and daughter with Li'er and even disregarded the immense superiority that I possessed in the groom search. He resolutely determined Zhou Xian to be his son-in-law!"
"Not long ago, he had been antagonistic toward me repeatedly. He even tried to kill me. Back then, when those Godkings and Sage Emperors were caught in the New Cosmos, I controlled his life and death. In the end, because of Li'er, I've set him free. I had originally thought that he would be grateful of that. However, never would I expect that even with Uncle Lan's persuasion, he would not agree and had only agreed after you presented the Back Earth Seal and the All People Seal. This sort of person…"
Qin Yu began to look down upon Jiang Fan in his heart.
Originally, Qin Yu still considered him as his father-in-law. Yet now, Qin Yu didn't even want to consider him as his father-in-law.
"Back Earth Seal, All People Seal, he dared to accept them without feeling any burn to his hand? Uncle Lan, had he tried to decline them?" Qin Yu looked to Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan was slightly startled.
Jiang Lan indeed did not try to decline them and directly accepted Back Earth Seal and the All People Seal.
"Little Yu, Jiang Fan, he truly wanted to become an Exalted Celestial. He would naturally not be willing to give up on the All People Seal and the Back Earth Seal after he obtained them. It's nothing serious. After all, I do not wish to become an Exalted Celestial. Let's just allow my big brother to achieve his desire." Said Jiang Lan with a light smile.
Jiang Lan's had a very good attitude toward this. He did not mind at all.
"Become an Exalted Celestial?"
Qin Yu started laughing. "Him, becoming an Exalted Celestial? Uncle Lan, even if he obtained the All People Seal and the Back Earth Seal, he would still be unable to become an Exalted Celestial. This is destiny. And he, he does not have that destiny!"
Jiang Lan was startled by Qin Yu's tone. Qin Yu's tone contained an absolute confidence.
"Little Yu, you are that certain?" Jiang Lan said in doubt.
Qin Yu lightly smiled. He recalled the conversation he had with his second brother Lin Meng. At the Hundred Days ceremony when Little Si was born, Lin Meng had said that all the Godkings that were on the Exalted Celestial Mountain at that time, none of them were able to become an Exalted Celestial.
And at that time, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan was one of the Godkings on the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
"Uncle Lan, you will know when the new Exalted Celestial is born. As for Jiang Fan, it is impossible for him to become an Exalted Celestial." Qin Yu said indifferently. However, the current Jiang Fan contained an endless amount of hope. He was currently earnestly comprehending the Temporal Laws in the Back Earth Seal and the All People Seal.
Time passed. In a blink of an eye, eight more months had passed.
In the Purple Mystic Mansion, a large group of people were gathered outside Hou Fei's courtyard manor. Over a thousand people from the Purple Mystic Mansion were currently whispering with each other. In the courtyard were Hou Fei, Qin Yu and them.
Hou Fei's two wives, Zi Xia and Hong Yun have gone into labor together.
At this moment, Hou Fei was anxiously outside the room's entrance and walking back and forth incessantly. His two fists were firmly clenched. Occasionally, red light would shine through his eyes. His entire body's energy was faintly trembling.
"Fei Fei, come sit down. Don't worry too much about it." Qin Yu said.
Hou Fei glanced at Qin Yu and said. "How can I possibly sit?"
Immediately, the group of people gathered in the courtyard started to laugh. Merely, they were all very conscientious and their laughter were done in a very low voice in fear of disturbing the two soon-to-be mothers.
"Mn?" Qin Yu frowned.
"Woosh." Qin Yu disappeared from the courtyard manor. Hei Yu, Jiang Li, Yi Feng, Chehou Yuan and the others were all startled.
At this moment, Qin Yu appeared on one of the Purple Mystic Mansion's passageway. A purple gowned middle aged man was currently walking before this passageway. His figure was a bit thin. However, this man appeared very proud and aloof.
His pair of eyes that occasionally flicker with a red light swept through Qin Yu.
"For Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial to honor the Purple Mystic Mansion with his presence, this Junior is unable to contain his joy. Merely, this Junior does not know what might have brought Senior here?" Qin Yu slightly clasped his hand and said.
The person who had came was precisely the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. At this moment, Qin Yu already had a feeling that the reason that brought this Unfettered Exalted Celestial here was most likely related to Hou Fei.
In the airspace above the Divine Realm. At a very high up location was a space. This space was completely isolated from the other places in the Divine Realm. The other Godkings were simply unable to discover this place.
In this space that could be considered as an independent space located above the Divine Realm floated Auspicious Clouds of all kinds of colors. In the depths of the clouds was a palace.
At this moment, outside of the palace's entrance stood a man. His eagle like eyes were cast toward below. This man was precisely the person that Qin Yu possessed hatred with, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial!
"Humph, Younger Martial Brother has finally gone to see his precious son." The Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial sneered. "However, it's soon now. Five years, it's only five years now. In five more years, the new Exalted Celestial would be determined. After that, I would be able to go and kill that Qin Yu without any concern! Qin Yu… I shall allow you to live for five more years." Cold light flickered through the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial's eyes.