Staring at those figures in the sky, the people of the College were not very happy. Even when confronting the Qin Dynasty's alliance, the College and the Cottage had never flinched.
The Qin Dynasty had lost many talents because of the Cottage but still couldn't handle them. But now they had to be subject to a foreign force. It was obvious to all that the College was anything but the match of the Barren State's forces. That was why Ye Futian chose to compromise despite Gu Dongliu's insistence.
"Let's go," Nan Feng said to Ye Futian.
Yu Sheng made a step forward. He was vexed.
"Calm down." Ye Futian glanced at him and then looked up at the sky with a smile. He moved in the air, not heading for the dragon but that warship.
Nan Yu furrowed his brows. He glanced at Ye Futian with some discontentment.
"May I come in?" Ye Futian smiled at the lead woman on the ship.
This woman with long slender legs was Chu Shang, a rare beauty in the world. Seeing Ye Futian coming, she smiled gently and responded, "Please come in."
"Thank you." Ye Futian stepped up on the warship in the air. Seeing this, the College beneath was speechless. This guy really picked a good place, but they felt good because Nan Yu on the dragon's back didn't seem happy about that.
"Since it's settled, it's time to go." Standing on the dragon's back, Nan Feng chose not to bother since he had reached the goal.
The dragon rose into the sky and the warship also set off. All strong cultivators all left the Book Mountain.
Standing with the Cottage, Hua Jieyu looked a little anxious. She asked Mr. Du, "Sir?"
"Don't worry!" Mr. Du said gently. When he waited at the Sky Mountain that day, he'd sensed something from the bell's tolls. Then at the end of the year, he heard Ukiyo played in the Cottage. He knew what that meant.
That meant if Ye Futian went to the Sky Mountain, it would be very advantageous for him. Further, he was a very shrewd guy.
"Let me go to have a look." Zhuge Hui was not very reassured.
Mr. Du didn't stop her. Many people on the Book Mountain were ready to go, including Zhuge Hui, Gu Dongliu, and the Sword Saint. They rose up in the sky and moved toward Sky Mountain.
The clouds gathered and rolled on the way. The warship moved very fast. The dragon and three-footed Golden Raven guarded beside warship in case someone came to take Ye Futian away.
Standing on the warship's deck, Ye Futian smiled at the woman and said, "I'm Ye Futian. What's your name?"
"I'm Chu Shang," the woman responded, looking at the distance.
Many other women stood behind the two. Some strong cultivators in Noble Plane were staring at Ye Futian too. This guy chose their warship just to flirt with Chu Shang? Did he have some inappropriate thoughts?
Chu Shang was indeed a charming woman with extraordinary appearance and temperament, but didn't Ye Futian know Chu Shang's status? How dare he flirt with her? Probably because the Eastern Barren Territory was isolated and he had no idea how big the gap was between them.
"I heard you talking to my third senior brother. You said you are from Mortal World. That is a pretty name. What kind of a force is your Mortal World in the Barren State? I guess it must be a very famous clan there," Ye Futian said casually. Those people behind them thought too much. The reason he chose this warship was just because Chu Shang looked more pleasant than Nan Feng. Moreover, women were more willing to have conversations. He could tell that from their attitude toward his third senior brother.
"Of course, no clans here in the Eastern Barren Territory can be our match," Chu Shang answered very frankly.
"It is so even if all your forces unite as one," another woman behind them added indifferently.
Ye Futian grinned. Of course, he knew that the strongest governed all. The forces from the Barren State were so strong. Even their guards were already in the Noble Plane. There must be many sages in their clan. How could the forces in the Eastern Barren Territory be their match? He didn't ask further. He knew they were disdainful about him. He began to observe the warship. It was very luxurious to make a warship. The Barren State must be a very rich place.
"I heard that you are the most talented youth among the young generation here?" Nan Yu asked, looking at Ye Futian from the dragon's back at that moment.
On Sky Mountain, that monk had claimed that if somebody of the Eastern Barren Territory could get the emperors' relics, it must be Ye Futian.
Ye Futian's eyes flickered. Obviously, somebody imparted them things about him. That was why those guys came to the Cottage looking for him. Whether it be Hua Qingqing or not was not clear. But hearing what Nan Yu said about him, Ye Futian was wondering who hated him so much.
"I am not very talented. I just reached the Arcana Plane not too long ago. Who told you that? I'm really flattered." Ye Futian laughed.
"You are not very talented? Then how can you reach the Sky Mountain's top?" Nan Yu scorned. He wouldn't believe that Ye Futian was just a normal guy. Since he could reach the mountaintop, there must be something special about him.
"It's probably because I am lucky," Ye Futian responded.
Nan Yu glanced at him coolly. If Ye Futian really was so talented, why didn't he stand up when they defeated all challengers from the College? Why didn't he dare to respond? Ye Futian seemed unworthy of his attention.
"Some people guessed you got the Sky Mountain's relics. Is that true?" Chu Shang also asked him with a gentle smile. She looked gentle and mild, but Ye Futian could keenly feel the indifference under her smile.
"Sky Mountain is such a mysterious and profound place," Ye Futian replied. "Just that song is abstruse enough. It's very difficult for me to understand what it means. I could only roughly feel the artistic conception. How could I get the relics? Do you think it's possible?" He would not admit it anyway.
Chu Shang looked at Ye Futian seriously and found that Ye Futian had a pair of beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. She turned away and didn't ask more.
This guy looked outstanding. She had no idea what kind of talent he had, but if possible, she would like to have Ye Futian work for her. It might be a good idea to bring him back to the Mortal World for further cultivation.
A line of figures descended upon Sky Mountain, including Qin Yu. He brought Hua Qingqing here. The head of Donghua Clan and Lady Yuxiao also came. They were displeased because of Qin Yu's disclosure of Hua Qingqing's story. But Qin Yu was thinking about the big picture. They could only hold their anger in check.
Hua Qingqing admitted that Ye Futian was on the mountaintop, but she didn't say what exactly had happened. Lady Yuxiao was very curious about what happened between her daughter and Ye Futian. She didn't tell Qin Yu this though.
Seeing Ye Futian appear again, a hint of murderous intent showed in Qin Yu's eyes.
Ye Futian also noticed them. His eyes looked colder. He knew it must be them. What a group of nasty people! Then he saw Hua Qingqing, who also raised her head and looked at him with indescribable emotions. She was wondering whether she would fight with Ye Futian if all this could happen again.
"She is the one?" Nan Feng glanced at Hua Qingqing. This woman had a good-looking face too. She could be counted as a rare beauty even in the Barren State. A kind of innocence made her even prettier than Chu Shang.
"Yes, she is Hua Qingqing, a youth who has been to the mountaintop." Qin Yu nodded.
"Good. You two lead us to the Sky Mountain's top." Nan Feng looked at Ye Futian and Hua Qingqing. Since the two had been to the mountaintop, there must be something unusual about them. They might know the method to climb Sky Mountain. It was the best to have them as the guide.
"But the pressure from the Sky Mountain is much stronger than before. I'm not very sure whether we can go up," Hua Qingqing said lightly. Standing at the foot of the mountain, she could feel that pressure.
"How would you know if you don't try? Just lead the way," said the youth bathing in flaming light. He was from the Sacred Fire Sect, named Du Ao.
Hua Qingqing glanced at Du Ao and nodded. They moved toward the Sky Mountain.
"Be careful," Lady Yu Xiao warned her daughter. She looked at Qin Yu coldly. Obviously, she was very unhappy about this.
Ye Futian, Hua Qingqing, and other youths from the top forces all headed for the mountain. Those in Noble Plane stayed at the foot and saw the youths go up.
In the distance, a few figures stood in the snow and stared at those youths too. They were Sword Saint's group. They worried about Ye Futian. Though these forces from the Barren State came for the Sky Mountain and they wouldn't hurt Ye Futian, they still needed to be on guard.
On the way to the mountaintop, Ye Futian and Hua Qingqing led the way. They didn't talk to each other. A horde of strong cultivators followed behind them. Last time, these cultivators had tried but failed.
"Every snowflake here seems to be transformed from the Sky Mountain's Spiritual Qi." Chu Shang reached out her hand and looked at the snowflakes on her palm. Then she looked up at the endless snow on the mountain.
"Does it mean that the whole mountain is a just heap of Spiritual Qi?" Ye Futian laughed. But he knew that Chu Shang was right. The Sky Mountain was indeed full of Spiritual Qi. The two Emperors' will melted in the whole mountain. Every snowflake was a share of their intent.
When stepping on the snow of the Sky Mountain, he felt so familiar with everything here. Every part of his body felt good. His little eagle was still cultivating on the mountain. He could see everything on the mountain.
"How did you get on top of the mountain last time?" Chu Shang asked.
"My level is quite low, so I didn't suffer a lot from the pressure. I was lucky," Ye Futian answered.
"The Sky Mountain is covered with two emperors' deterrent force of will as well as strong demonic will. If you can resist that, then you can go up to the mountain. But this time, both powers became much stronger," Hua Qingqing murmured. She didn't expose Ye Futian. Even the Arhat could only infer. Only she knew that Ye Futian managed to learn the Ukiyo by the two emperors. When he went down the mountain, that bell tolled. It was not an accident. That bell rang just for him.
"Let's speed up," a strong cultivator from the Super Xuan Mountain urged. The deterrent force hadn't threatened them so far. They could speed up.
At the foot of the mountain, Qin Yu informed the head of Donghua Clan, "The Sword Saint's group is here."
"What do you want to do?" the head of Donghua Clan asked. Of course, he knew that the Sword Saint's group was here. The Sword Saint, Zhuge Hui, and Gu Dongliu were all here in the snow at the foot of Sky Mountain.
Qin Yu sneered, "Isn't it the opportunity that we want?"