Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The Realmlord looked at Ye Qianyu’s eyes. After that, he smiled, “Do you really think so?”
Ye Qianyu didn’t match the Realmlord’s gaze. She lowered her head and smiled, “Naturally. If not, what does the Realmlord think?”
The Lifelong Realmlord laughed and drank another mouthful of wine. He then suddenly asked, “Are you willing to belong to me?”
Ye Qianyu’s body trembled, she shook her head soon after and replied, “This lowly servant is not fortunate enough, how can I be worthy of the Realmlord?”
“What if I said that you are worthy enough?” The Realmlord asked again.
“Realmlord, you should understand to whom my heart already belongs to.” Ye Qianyu raised her head, staring at the Lifelong Realmlord. At this moment, her beautiful eyes didn’t mask her emotions, matching gazes with the Realmlord.
The Lifelong Realmlord looked at her and laughed, “I understand your emotions now. I believe that you are truly sincere towards Qin Wentian and everything you do and every word you speak, are for his own good. You are dismissed for now.”
“Yes, Realmlord.” Ye Qianyu bowed before grouping up with the other maidens from the Red Dust Immortal Palace as they left the area.
After they left, the Lifelong Realmlord drank alone. All of a sudden, he turned to Beiming Youhuang and spoke, “Youhuang, take a seat.”
“I don’t dare to.” Beiming Youhuang shook her head.
“If I tell you to sit, just sit.” The Lifelong Realmlord spoke somewhat unhappily. Beiming Youhuang hesitated for a moment before walking to a seat beside the Lifelong Realmlord as she sat down.
“Refill the wine for me.” The Realmlord spoke. Beiming Youhuang’s hands trembled a little but she complied with the order. Her actions were extremely calm, just like her person,
“Do you understand the meaning behind my conversation with Ye Qianyu?” The Lifelong Realmlord gazed at her.
Only to see Beiming Youhuang nodding lightly as she coldly spoke, “Realmlord has killing intent towards my junior apprentice brother.”
The Lifelong Realmlord laughed. He stared at the side-profile of Beiming Youhuang’s face and replied, “Originally, I shouldn’t be so calculative towards a subordinate. Also, in the earlier meeting with the people from the Lifire Palace, Qin Wentian is the only one I didn’t criticize. But in truth, he is the one I’m most worried about. For Ye Qianyu, he could keep a low-profile for so many years, enduring everything until he has the strength to kill the Lifire Empyrean. In that case, would he act against me, the Lifelong Realmlord after he grows strong enough in the future?”
“So, Realmlord told Ye Qianyu to choose. If Ye Qianyu chose to belong to you, maybe Realmlord would prepare to kill my junior apprentice brother right away.” Beiming Youhuang’s eyes flickered with coldness, staring at the Lifelong Realmlord. Upon staring at the cold look in his eyes, the Lifelong Realmlord wasn’t angered. He smiled, “Ye Qianyu has rejected the offer I made her. I also believe that she is an intelligent woman and knows what to do for the sake of Qin Wentian. But now, I’m still hesitating.”
“I don’t understand.” Beiming Youhuang shook her head. “Why is Realmlord treating my junior apprentice brother this way? Right from the start, you have been wary about him.”
“Where is your master now?” The Lifelong Realmlord suddenly asked, his words causing Beiming Youhuang to start. She didn’t have any master but at this moment, she suddenly thought of the undying old freak she met in the forbidden grounds of the Darknorth Immortal Mountain Range those years ago. It was only because of him that she was acquainted with Qin Wentian and they can be considered fellow disciples in some perspective. Since the Realmlord asked this, she replied, “Master is as elusive as a divine dragon, extremely inscrutable. I also have no idea where is he now.”
“Do you really not know why I’ve always been wary against Qin Wentian?” The Lifelong Realmlord stared fixedly at Beiming Youhuang. Beiming Youhuang didn’t evade his gaze, she shook her head in confusion.
“Right now, there are people recommending Qin Wentian for the Lifire Palace Lord’s position, there are also people who recommend me to guard against him. I’m currently considering what decision to make. In any case, he is your junior apprentice brother. What do you suggest?” The Lifelong Realmlord asked as he stared at Beiming Youhuang,
“I naturally hope that Realmlord will place my junior brother in an important position. I also believe that if he can be a world palace lord, he would definitely do his tasks well.” Beiming Youhuang directly replied.
“Allowing him to assume the position of one of the world palace lords?” The Lifelong Realmlord muttered. Yi’s disciple again…It wasn’t impossible to allow Qin Wentian to become the Lifire Palace Lord despite that, the Gemini World Palace’s palace lords are already Yi’s disciples. He had to make the relationship between him and Yi to be closer before this can be done.
“I heard that you and your junior apprentice brother has a very close relationship. Those years back then, for the sake of rescuing you, he barged alone into Jialan Emperor City and almost died before he was saved by Ye Qianyu. If he really becomes the Lifire Palace Lord, Ye Qianyu cannot remain in the Lifelong Saint Hall, I don’t want to be like the Lifire Empyrean and cause my direct subordinate to hate me.” The Lifelong Realmlord laughed. Beiming Youhuang’s eyes flickered with a bright light when she heard that.
This meant that if Qin Wentian becomes the Lifire Palace Lord, Ye Qianyu would be released from here. This would truly be a perfect ending. Qin Wentian would surely be very happy, right?
Staring at the light flickering in Beiming Youhuang’s eyes, the Lifelong Realmlord laughed as he asked, “Youhuang, you have already been around me for sometime. In the future, are you willing to serve me? Are you willing to be my woman?”
Beiming Youhuang felt her heart trembling after she heard this. Her beautiful eyes involuntarily flashed. She stared at the Lifelong Realmlord only to see the Realmlord looking back at her with a warm smile in his eyes, as though he was speaking of an insignificant thing. Despite so, the words he had spoken caused great waves to rise up in Beiming Youhuang’s heart.
In the next instant, she thought of many things and soon realized the Lifelong Realmlord’s intentions. He didn’t act like the Lifire Empyrean and didn’t plan to use Ye Qianyu as a hostage to threaten Qin Wentian. In fact, since he was planning to use Qin Wentian, he didn’t mind releasing Ye Qianyu for goodwill. But even so, he still felt worry. He wanted to pull their relationship closer, hence he asked her that question.
After all, Beiming Youhuang was different from Ye Qianyu, she was the senior apprentice sister of Qin Wentian. If his senior apprentice sister became the Realmlord’s woman, wouldn’t the Realmlord’s relationship with Qin Wentian become much closer than before?
Beiming Youhuang didn’t know that the Realmlord was considering things from another angle. From his perspective, he naturally didn’t want to place Qin Wentian in an important position but there was no way for him to really act against Qin Wentian. After all, Qin Wentian’s ‘master,’ was also at the world overlord level, the same level of existence as him. But if he really used Qin Wentian, he would feel unhappy in his heart. After all, the Gemini World Palace Lords are already disciples of Yi. Right now, did he really have to give another world palace lord’s position to another disciple of Yi?
This was why he wanted Beiming Youhuang to become his woman. His thought process was that since I allowed one of your disciples to become a world palace lord, let the other become my woman then.
In addition, he wouldn’t force her. If Beiming Youhuang rejected him, he wouldn’t mind it at all.
Many scenes flashed through Beiming Youhuang’s mind. That year in the past, if it wasn’t for her, Qin Wentian wouldn’t have barged into Jialan Emperor City and Ye Qianyu wouldn’t have been captured. Qin Wentian wouldn’t have been forced into this pool of troubled waters at all. Also, he used a mere tens of years to reach the same level as the Lifire Empyrean. What would his future hold?
She wanted to see how far Qin Wentian could walk on the path of cultivation.
“Okay!” A smile appeared on Beiming Youhuang’s face, the coldness in her eyes vanished in an instant, and became filled with warmth and gentleness. This transformation caused the Realmlord to be stunned. To think that an ice beauty like Beiming Youhuang would actually have this side to her. Also, her smile was extremely sincere, like this was what she wanted all along.
“Hahaha!” The Realmlord started laughing. He stared at the flawless countenance of Beiming Youhuang and continued, “Alright. Youhuang, the situation might be a little difficult for you…”
The Lifelong Realmlord long had an official wife. He couldn’t wed another one, he could only accept more concubines.
Beiming Youhuang didn’t mind it and gave a casual smile. She naturally didn’t mind it. Because, her heart was basically not in it at all.
“Temporarily, I won’t announce this matter. I will find a chance and organize a grand banquet to marry you as my concubine in glory.” The Realmlord warmly smiled. A disciple of Yi, although she might not know who her master was, he as the Lifelong Realmlord, wouldn’t mistreat her. He would respect her wishes.
Hence, even if Yi found out and was unhappy, there was nothing he could say.
“Mhm.” Beiming Youhuang nodded lightly. “I’ll go and rest for now.”
“Okay.” The Lifelong Realmlord smiled as he nodded. Beiming Youhuang turned and left. The expression in her eyes grew cold and calm again, with no waves of emotions fluctuating within.
Let her agreement to this be a repayment to ‘him’ then…
Business continued as usual in the Lifelong Saint Hall. The death of a world palace lord didn’t seem to have affected things too much.
However, the waves of the commotion of the Lifire Empyrean’s death were still rumbling in Lifire City. All nine monarchs of the Lifire Palace actually already rushed to the Lifire Palace to wait for news.
After Qin Wentian and the rest returned, someone from the Lifelong Saint Hall relayed the Realmlord’s order. Qin Wentian was to temporarily take over the grand governor’s position and temporarily manage everything of the Lifire Palace. After the nine monarchs and especially the Lifire Empyrean’s family, who were in the Lifire Palace heard that, their hearts all shook with terror.
Qin Wentian instantly ordered the Evil Emperor and central governor Sun Qian as well as eastern governor Lin Ba to lead their troops into the Lifire Palace and suppress the situation. Given Qin Wentian’s current strength as well as the three imposing armies at the Lifire Palace, who would dare to resist?
Chaos manifested, experts fought everywhere. There were some close aides and clan members of the Lifire Empyrean who wanted to flee but they were all captured.
Qin Wentian stood arrogantly in the air, the pressure radiating from him extended in all directions. He then spoke, “For those who dare to resist, kill all without mercy.”
His terrifying aura bore down on everyone inside the Lifire Palace, causing all the experts to tremble in fear. He then continued, “For everyone in the Lifire Palace, including the nine monarchs. None of you are allowed to take a single step out from the palace. For those who want to leave, you will need to obtain my permission first.”
“What qualifications do you have to command us?” An expert shouted. Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed. With a single gaze, a bright beam of light shot over, directly piercing through the person who questioned him. That person screamed in pain as the others trembled involuntarily.
“By the Realmlord’s orders, I’m temporarily the grand governor of the Lifire Palace and will manage everything here. If there’s someone who dares to question the Realmlord’s authority, I won’t show any mercy.” Qin Wentian icily spoke. “Anyone else who is dissatisfied?”
Many people were naturally unsatisfied but none of them dared to speak out. Even for the nine monarchs, the majority of them were unhappy but who would dare to stand out? Their strength was clearly weaker. If Qin Wentian was still at the immortal emperor realm, they might have dared to contend against him. But now, Qin Wentian was already at the empyrean realm. All of them could only stare up at him.
This northern governor that the vast majority of people weren’t familiar with, or at most have only seen him once, was now above everyone else in terms of position and status in Lifire City. In fact, he even had a possibility of becoming the Lifire Palace Lord.
“All governors station your troops around the palace. Without my orders, no one is to leave. Everyone is to wait in the Lifire Palace to wait for the Realmlord’s further commands.” Qin Wentian calmly stated. As long as he exercised strict control, there wouldn’t be anyone daring to start a revolt during this sensitive time for the sake of obtaining revenge for the Lifire Empyrean.
Right now, before the Realmlord made his decision on who should be the new Lifire Palace Lord, nobody would dare to act too brazenly. After all, until the very last moment, no one would know who the new Lifire Palace Lord was going to be!