Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain - Chapter 43 – Father?
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
At this moment, the Purple Mystic Mansion was bustling with noise and excitement. Rows upon rows of people had surrounded the outside of Hou Fei's courtyard manor. Men, women, young and old; they were all happily chatting with each other.
"Quickly, step aside."
"It's the Utmost Supreme Third Elder, quickly, step aside."
Seeing Qin Yu walking over with a middle aged man, the thousand plus people gathered outside the courtyard manor immediately moved aside and created a path wide enough for three people to walk for them. With a smile on his face, Qin Yu led the Unfettered Exalted Celestial into the courtyard manor.
Right when Qin Yu and the Unfettered Exalted Celestial stepped into the courtyard manor, right when Hei Yu, Chehou Yuan, Jiang Lan and them looked over to them…
"Waa~~~" Two baby cries sounded in succession.
All the people present displayed cheerful expressions. Qin Yu took a glance at the Unfettered Exalted Celestial beside him. No matter how calm and unflustered he was, the current Unfettered Exalted Celestial also contained excitement in his eyes. His gaze was completely fixed upon Hou Fei who was outside of the room.
Once the door opened, Hou Fei immediately rushed inside. Qin Yu, Hei Yu, Jiang Lan and the rest remained outside and began to chat and laugh.
"Truly rare. Never would I expect Hou Fei's two children would be born one after the other and practically at the same time."Hei Yu exclaimed. At at this moment…
Jiang Lan's gaze was on the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. His expression slightly changed. "Little Yu, who might this be?" Although Jiang Lan was asking this, his expression had shown that he was able to guess who it was.
During the first descent of the Exalted Celestial Mountain six quadrillion years ago, the Unfettered Godking was one of the participants. In the end, he became an Exalted Celestial. As for Jiang Lan, he had naturally come to know this Unfettered Godking from the last Exalted Celestial Mountain. Merely, compared to back then, the Unfettered Exalted Celestial's appearance was slightly different. The most important thing was that his temperament was different from back then.
"Jiang Lan, it's been six quadrillion years since we last met. Surprisingly, you actually do not recognize me." The Unfettered Exalted Celestial lightly smiled and said.
At this moment, Qin Yu took the initiative to wave his hand and close the entrance door to the courtyard manor. He had determined that it was best for the Unfettered Exalted Celestial's identity to be unknown by the younger generations outside. Otherwise, who knew how noisy it would be then.
"Uncle Lan, this is the Unfettered Exalted Celestial." Qin Yu said.
"Unfettered Exalted Celestial?"
Beside them, Hei Yu, Bai Ling, Zuo Qiulin and the rest all displayed shocked expressions. One must know that the Exalted Celestials were people who were extremely hard to encounter. Even for the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, many people had only seen him through the water screen.
There were not many people in the entire Divine Realm who would be able to have such a good fortune of being able to chat with an Exalted Celestial.
"Why did the Unfettered Exalted Celestial come over here?" At this moment, Jiang Lan was confused. However, Jiang Lan still respectfully greeted the Unfettered Exalted Celestial with a bow. "Never would I have expected it to be Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Senior, please sit."
The group of people who were originally sitting had all already stood up. With the Exalted Celestial standing, who would be impudent enough to sit?
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial displayed a smile on his face. He lightly smiled and waved his hand. "Jiang Lan, there is no need for you to be so courteous. The purpose for my coming today is for…"
"Haha, big brother, I got a son and a daughter. Quickly, come and see." Hou Fei's voice sounded through the entire courtyard manor. Everyone looked toward the entrance of the room. They saw Hou Fei running out with a baby on each hand. He was so excited that his eyes were flickering with a red light.
"A boy and a girl?" Hei Yu was the first to charge forward. Immediately after, Jiang Li, Bai Ling and the rest of the people all went up too. Seeing the two babies, they were all extremely happy.
All of the people in the courtyard manor were displaying joyous smiles on their faces.
"The Unfettered Exalted Celestial has most likely come for the birth of Hou Fei's two children." Qin Yu thought in his heart. He took a glance at the Unfettered Exalted Celestial beside him. The excitement that the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had right now was something that even Qin Yu's youngest son, Qin Shuang, could tell.
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial's gaze was moving back and forth through the two babies. His gaze was filled with excitement.
However, the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had restrained himself and did not rush forward right away.
"Big brother!" Hou Fei raised his head and looked over. He saw that Qin Yu did not went over, frowned and said. "Big brother, what are you doing standing so far away? Come over, quickly, come over and have a look at these two babies. Haha." Hou Fei's gaze merely swept past the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Although he was surprised by this person that he had never seen before, he did not care much about it.
Hong Yun and Zi Xia walked out from the room. As they were both Heavenly Deity level experts, the birthing process did not affect them much. That Hong Yun even directly called out. "Monkey, give me Xing'er."
"Hou Xing? That name doesn't sound good. Oh my wife, why would you want to name such a cute daughter as Hou Xing? It's better to listen to me and name her Hou Tiantian. Tiantian, oh how much better that sounds." Hou Fei immediately said.
Immediately, everyone started laughing. Qin Yu and Hei Yu also felt helpless. Before the birth of the babies, they had already chatted about it before. They had proposed many names but this Hou Fei didn't want any of them. In the end, he even showed off shamelessly and decided on the name 'Hou Tiantian.'
"Might it be possible for me to name this child?" The Unfettered Exalted Celestial who had been extremely excited and hesitating whether to speak finally rouse up his courage and spoke.
Hou Fei's eyelids was raised. He looked to this Unfettered Exalted Celestial. "Who are you? Why would I let you name my child?"
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial was startled. As for the large group of people gathered in the courtyard, they were shocked. They all knew that the person who came was the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. However, Hou Fei actually dared to speak to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial in such a way. Oh, how outrageous!
"Fei Fei, this is Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial, don't be rude." Jiang Lan immediately shouted.
"Unfettered Exalted Celestial?"
Hou Fei was startled. Oh Heavens, he had stepped on a hornet's nest. Hou Fei immediately bowed cleverly. "This Junior is honored to have Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial here. Merely, this child is my child. Thus, it is sufficient for her father to name her. There is no need for Senior to trouble himself."
"There's a nice play to be seen now." Qin Yu remained silent.
Hou Fei had neither father nor mother. He was an orphan that Jiang Lan discovered. Qin Yu had guessed that this Unfettered Exalted might perhaps be related to Hou Fei's identity.
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial's mouth didn't move. He said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. "Hou Fei, I am your father."
Hou Fei only felt that his entire brain seemed to have exploded. Everything had went blank. He only managed to become clear-headed after a very long time. He was completely stunned. The excitement that he had with the birth of his son and daughter was completely gone.
All he had was shock!
Hou Fei looked to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial with a sharp gaze.
As for the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, he looked to Hou Fei with a kind and anticipating expression. He was anticipating for Hou Fei to call him 'father.'
"Haha…" Hou Fei suddenly started laughing. He handed the two babies in his hand to Zi Xia and Hong Yun. He then pointed to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. With an expression of not knowing whether to cry or laugh, he said. "Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial. You said you're my father? Haha, stop joking around. I, Hou Fei, have neither father nor mother. Although I also wanted to have parents, I have yet to reach a state where any random person coming to me and telling me that he's my father would cause me to accept him as my father."
The entire courtyard manor had grew silent.
Practically everyone were shocked by this word that came from Hou Fei's mouth. It was likely that the Unfettered Exalted Celestial was worried for the effect of the word and thus decided to only say it through Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. However, Hou Fei had spoken and shocked everyone.
"This Unfettered Exalted Celestial is Hou Fei's father?" Qin Yu was not very surprised.
"Monkey, do not talk drivel here. This is not a joke that you can say." Hei Yu immediately warned Hou Fei.
However, Hou Fei raised his lips. He took a side glance at the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and said. "Mixed Hair Bird, it is not I who is joking. Instead, it is this Unfettered Exalted Celestial that is playing a joke on me." At this moment, although Hou Fei was smiling, his gaze was very strange.
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial slightly frowned. He said. "Hou Fei, is it possible for us to chat alone?"
This Unfettered Exalted Celestial did not wish to make his family matter be known to everyone present. After all, he was an Exalted Celestial who possessed a revered status. Thus, he wanted to save his face.
"Chat alone? We're neither friend nor relative, what is there to talk about? If you want to talk, we can talk here. All the people here were my friends, family and brothers! If you want to say something, then say it. Otherwise, then forget about it. I still have to accompany my two children." Hou Fei's tone of speech was completely rude.
Qin Yu was able to sense that Hou Fei's frame of mind was greatly fluctuating.
The current Hou Fei was completely different from the usual Hou Fei. Had it been the usual Hou Fei, how would he dare to speak like this to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial?
"Let's all go out first and don't create disturbance here." Qin Yu immediately said to the surrounding people.
Jiang Lan, Yi Feng and them also felt that the atmosphere between Hou Fei and the Unfettered Exalted Celestial was unusual. Tactfully, everyone bowed to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and then left the courtyard manor one after the other. In the end, even Zi Xia and Hong Yun left with the two babies.
"Fei Fei, have a proper and frank chat with Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Make sure to clarify the matter." Qin Yu advised Hou Fei.
"I got it, big brother." Hou Fei nodded to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu slightly bowed to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and then left the courtyard manor. After Qin Yu left, only the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and Hou Fei remained in the courtyard manor.
On a stone bench not far from the courtyard manor, Qin Yu sat down.
"Big brother, is Monkey truly related to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial?" Hei Yu also sat on a stone bench beside Qin Yu and immediately asked him.
"Don't be anxious, we'll know later. There is no use for us to guess about it now." Qin Yu frowned. At the same time, he began to spread his New Cosmos's Spatial Energy and covered the entire courtyard manor.
The other Godkings did not dare to use their Divine Awareness to probe in fear of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial discovering them. However, Qin Yu did not fear it. His New Cosmos's Spatial Energy was clearly observing everything that was happening.
As Qin Yu was observing everything, he thought in his heart. "Unfettered Exalted Celestial, it is fine for you to speak, but it's best that you do not start fighting."
No matter what, Qin Yu would not tolerate his brother being bullied.
Inside the courtyard manor.
Hou Fei and the Unfettered Exalted Celestial were both standing. Actually, just by their appearances, Hou Fei did look similar to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. They were both relatively thin. Merely, Hou Fei possessed a tyrannical aura whereas the Unfettered Exalted Celestial appeared very calm.
"What is it that you want to say, quickly speak." Hou Fei directly said.
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial did not take offense at all. He said. "Hou Fei, I am your father, this matter is for certain. Since your birth till now, in all these years, I know practically everything that has occurred to you. I shall replay these things that have occurred to you with images."
"Hou Fei, had I not frequently watched over you, how would I be able to know what had occurred to you in the past? After all, even the Exalted Celestials do not possess the ability to see to the past and the future." The Unfettered Exalted Celestial said with a smile. "Had you not been related to me, why would I, an Exalted Celestial, frequently pay attention to you?"
Hou Fei was startled.
He must admit that what the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had said was very reasonable.
The things that had happened to him in his childhood, only Jiang Lan and Jiang Li knew about them the best. As for afterward when he journeyed with Qin Yu, the things that he had done were something that Qin Yu and Hei Yu knew the best.
If the Unfettered Exalted Celestial wished to search the things that had happened in the past, the only possible way would be for him to use 'Soul Searching' on Qin Yu, Jiang Lan and them.
"The events from the past? Who knows what know of ability the Exalted Celestials have. It's not like I'm an Exalted Celestial. From this, it cannot be proof that you're my father. Furthermore… whether you're my father or not, this has no relation to me."
Hou Fei had a slight smile on his face. "Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial, since my childhood till now, I have experienced a lot of things. With my big brother and Mixed Hair Bird, I have fought through the Mortal Realm's seafloor, fought through the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. One battle after another, I have walked to the Divine Realm from the Mortal Realm one step at a time. In my entire life, there has never been 'father' in my memory. Whether I have a father or not, it does not hold any importance to me. I have always considered myself as being born from the eruption of a rock."
After hearing Hou Fei's words, the Unfettered Exalted Celestial's complexion grew pale.
"Well then, Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial, you are an Exalted Celestial, the high and above Exalted Celestial. There is no need for you to continue to tease me here. To be honest… for you to suddenly come to me and tell me you're my father, I was truly a bit put off. I do not like having someone control me. I like to be able to move about leisurely. Without a father watching over me, without a mother raising me, such a life is not bad at all."
Hou Fei laughed to the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and then proceeded to walk toward the courtyard manor's entrance.
"Hou Fei." The Unfettered Exalted Celestial shouted.
"Enough, didn't you hear what I had just said? Let me say it again, whether if you're my father or not, it doesn't matter to me." After he finished saying that, Hou Fei opened the entrance door and walked out.
"Ah, my son, my daughter, let your father embrace you." Hou Fei's loud voice sounded again.