Chapter 428 – Bullying My Son
"Did you think that a measly First Grade Sovereign can harm my son?!"
As the gentle voice that brought along a sliver of fury reverberated across the entire world, shock filled the hearts of everyone present, especially after sensing the Spiritual Energy fluctuations that had flared up all of a sudden across this entire region. Even the faces of the various big shots violently contorted, their eyes brimming with shock as they stared at the figure of the lady that had taken shape within the brilliance.
From there, they were able to feel an indescribable pressure and might.
At this moment, a furious shiver shook through the body of Mu Chen. He was originally in the process of forcefully summoning Nine Nether, who was halfway through her evolution. Turning his head around, he blankly stared at the figure of the lady condensed within the rays of brilliance. The figure started to overlap with the warm and gentle silhouette within the deepest part of his memories. Ever since he had started to remember things, he had yet to see that figure again. Nevertheless, the warm and gentle figure within the deepest part of his memories was just like a brand, never fading away. The brand that originated from his bloodline was something that couldn't be erased, no matter how much time had elapsed.
While in a somewhat vacant state, Mu Chen muttered out a single word, his voice sounded exceedingly hoarse and astringent, with a slight shakiness to it. It appeared as if he didn't dare to believe that the figure he had bitterly searched for had actually appeared here, right in front of him.
Only God knows how many times this figure appeared within his dreams. Ever since he’s young, his dad would force him to diligently train and cultivate. When he was naughty and slacked off, he would get a bout of backside slaps from his dad. While bawling after the scoldings, a warm and gentle figure seemed to appear by his side, appearing flustered as she consoled the little him. At those moments, her warm and gentle voice would seep right into his heart.
Today, at long last, the figure within his dreams had truly appeared before his eyes…
A complicated and indescribable feeling gushed out from Mu Chen's heart, like a flood, causing the eyes of the ever-so resilient youth to turn red.
While Mu Chen was lost in thought from seeing the figure of the lady, Ling Xi, who was in the process of an intense fight with Liu An, suddenly turned stiff. Turning her head around, she looked in complete disbelief at the exceedingly familiar figure that had appeared in her sight. In the next moment, her eyes turned red, before slashes of tears started to flow down her beautiful face.
Although she had lost quite a bit of her memories, the figure before her eyes was the most important person in her life. When she was brought out from that hell-like place, Ling Xi knew that the importance of that figure superseded her own life.
Seeing Ling Xi coming to a stop, Liu An breathed a sigh of relief. Ling Xi seemed to be in an unstable state of emotion, making it a good opportunity for him to take action. Nevertheless, he hesitated for a while and did not take advantage of it; afterall, he didn't have any grudge against her, nor was she included in his contract with the Demonic Dragon Palace. They had only requested for him to take action once. In such a circumstance, its best to make it as simple as possible, as he didn't wish to risk everything, including his life for the Demonic Dragon Palace.
Liu An slightly turned his head to look towards the figure of the lady, which had appeared out of nowhere, yet caused the hearts of the people to palpitate in shock. A frown appeared on his forehead as he thought, That shouldn't be a physical body. That's a spiritual form. Nevertheless, even though it was just a spiritual form, he could faintly discern, with a feeling of unease, that the lady before him might not be someone with a simple background.
An unforeseen change might have happened to this entire situation.
As countless people in the region looked over in shock at the beautiful figure that had condensed from the rays of blossoming light, the figure slowly lifted up her hand. With a gentle wave, the gigantic thousand metre large Spiritual Energy palm pressing down on Mu Chen suddenly froze up. In the next instant, cracks started to appear on it, and with a final loud bang, it transformed into glowing dots that blotted the skies.
With a single wave of her hand, the tyrannical attack of a First Grade Sovereign was instantly dispelled!
As this spectacle happened, even experts on the level of Xia Tianyan had their pupils furiously contracting in shock.
"Who are you?!"
The furious roar of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign rang across the horizon as he stared towards the beautiful figure amongst the brilliance in shock. Although the previous attack he had sent out wasn't his full power, it was impossible for anyone to break it as easily as she did. Exactly where did this mysterious lady come from?! Did she say that he was her son?! Could it be that she's the mother of that brat?!
"Your distinguished self, that smelly brat, Mu Chen, has stolen the treasure of our Demonic Dragon Palace. If he's your son, you can take him away, and we won't trouble you. He just has to return our treasure!" said the Yellow Dragon Sovereign in a deep voice.
He wasn't an idiot. He felt extreme danger from the mysterious lady before him. If she was to become his enemy, it would deal a serious blow towards the plans of their Demonic Dragon Palace.
"You've hurt my child! Even the entire Demonic Dragon Palace isn't enough to compensate for that!"
The lady's gentle voice had now turned into one of extreme fury and anger. With a raise of her hand, inexhaustible black light started to condense in her palm. With a whoosh, it transformed into an extremely exquisite black-coloured pagoda. From the looks of it, the black pagoda was completely identical to the Nine-Layered Pagoda that Mu Chen had just summoned moments ago. Shooting into the sky, gales started to howl as it dramatically expanded in size. As the air rumbled, the entire region appeared to turn dim as to black pagoda grew to a size of thousands of metres in length. Akin to a meteor, it hovered in the air, its shadow shrouding over the entire region below it.
Spiritual Energy exploded throughout the entire region, condensing into gigantic tornadoes in the surroundings of the black pagoda.
This frightening commotion caused the face of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign to violently contort, as he could sense extremely dangerous fluctuations radiating from the black pagoda. In the next instant, with a loud roar, a gigantic thousand metre large Sovereign's Celestial Body condensed behind him. This entire Celestial Body was in a blackish-yellow colour, appearing as if it was cast from gold, giving people a feeling of indestructibility.
This was the "Heavenly Golden Celestial Body" that was the pride of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign. This was the cultivation result of harnessing the Heavenly Golden Smelting Spiritual Energy found in the clouds, tempering it with a unique Celestial Body Divine Art, Although this "Heavenly Golden Celestial Body" wasn't within the list of the top 99 Sovereign Celestial Bodies, it was much more tyrannical than any normal Sovereign Celestial Body. While he was only a First Grade Sovereign, the Yellow Dragon Sovereign was able to contend against a Second Grade Sovereign, all thanks to the "Heavenly Gold Celestial Body" that he had cultivated.
The situation now had clearly caused the Yellow Dragon Sovereign to feel an enormous threat. Therefore, without the slightest hesitation, he had brought out his greatest card.
Despite that, not giving a single care, the black pagoda immediately suppressed the jet black rays of brilliance radiating from the Heavenly Golden Celestial Body. Like a black hole, it started to revolve, howling about as it descended down, enveloping the Yellow Dragon Sovereign and his "Heavenly Golden Celestial Body" within it.
A myriad of golden light erupted from the black pagoda and the roars of countless dragons resounded. In the next moment, all of the experts present in the region were overwhelmed with shock to see hundreds of giant golden dragons flying around above the black pagoda. Transforming into a golden-coloured flame, they rushed into the pagoda, hiding the earth and covering the skies as they encased the blackish-gold Celestial Body within. Surging forth and flaring out, they appeared to start their refinement of their captured target.
As the golden flames surged forth, the Yellow Dragon Sovereign was overwhelmed with shock and terror to see that his "Heavenly Golden Celestial Body", which could even stand up against a Second Grade Sovereign, was unexpectedly melting away at an astonishing speed.
Brimming with terror, he hastily urged his Heavenly Golden Celestial Body to violently attack against the inner walls of the pagoda. However, despite his rampant attacks, the black pagoda didn't budge a single inch. Clearly, this black pagoda wasn't something that the little toy Mu Chen brought out could compare with.
As they swept around within the pagoda, the golden flames quickly melted the Heavenly Golden Celestial Body away. In a short span of a dozen breaths, chills went down the spines of countless experts as they saw that the Heavenly Golden Celestial Body had been completely melted. Now, the Yellow Dragon Sovereign was left exposed against the raging golden flames with not a single defense present on his body.
As the golden flames wiggled and squirmed about, they transformed into a hundred giant golden dragons. Swimming around slowly, they malevolently stared at the Yellow Dragon Sovereign. In the next instant, spreading their gigantic bodies out, they swooped down towards him.
The Yellow Dragon Sovereign howled out as boundless Spiritual Energy erupted from his body. Various powerful attacks endlessly rumbled out of him; various Spirit Weapons were tossed out without a single care. Nevertheless, despite his rampant attacks, the giant golden dragons didn't budge a single bit. As golden flames flared out around their bodies, frightening Spiritual Energy currents howled out. At the instant when they made contact with his body, the Yellow Dragon Sovereign was immediately consumed by the surging golden flames.
This time, what rang out was an extremely miserable shriek as the Yellow Dragon Sovereign was covered by the golden flames, while his powerful body had started to combust.
Looking at the Yellow Dragon Sovereign being engulfed in the golden flames, and yet was unable to escape from them, Xia Tianyan and the other experts felt cold sweat dripping down their backs. Exactly what kind of skill is this? It's actually that overbearing! It had directly melted a Sovereign's Celestial Body away! From the looks of it, it also wanted to melt the Yellow Dragon Sovereign away!
The Yellow Dragon Sovereign's shrieks grew increasingly mournful. Clearly, he was quickly unable to endure for much longer.
"Please stay your hand, your distinguished self. If there's any area that we've offended you, our Demonic Dragon Palace is willing to compensate you in any way. Please forgive and let the Yellow Dragon Sovereign go!"
As Yellow Dragon Sovereign was quickly about to be refined, a loud roar finally rang out from the distance. Turning around, everyone saw the Black Dragon Sovereign shooting over. At this moment, an abnormally ugly expression hung from his face. Originally, Dean Tai Cang would almost be unable to endure for much longer. He never imagined that out of the blue, such a frightening fiend would appear.
In such a short moment, she had almost refined the Yellow Dragon Sovereign.
Nevertheless, faced against his roar, the lady within the blossoming light didn't show any signs of stopping. As the golden flames continued to curl up, the shrieks coming from the Yellow Dragon Sovereign gradually grew weaker and weaker.
"You's going too far!"
Upon seeing this, the Black Dragon Sovereign instantly roared out, sending his killing intent rocketing up to the skies. In a flash, he appeared right in front of the lady. Sending a palm out, the heavens turned dim as hundreds of dragon shadows surged forth, shattering the heavens and earth in their wake.
This Black Dragon Sovereign was truly worthy of being a Fifth Grade Sovereign. This attack of his clearly revealed a strength that vastly exceeded that of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign. Any action he did was capable of shattering the heavens and the earth.
Within the brilliance, a jade-like palm extended out. There wasn't any rampant Spiritual Energy fluctuations present on it, just a single palm patting out. Just like that, it slammed head-on against the exceedingly rampant palm coming from the Black Dragon Sovereign.
As the two palms slammed against each other, an astonishing clap of a thunderous roar resounded out. Cracks appeared in a spherical space tens of thousands of metres around the two as space started to collapse. From a distance, the space appeared like a gigantic piece of shattered glass.
Frightening gales and spatial waves swept out as everyone sucked in a breath of cold air when they saw that the Black Dragon Sovereign had actually been sent flying back thousands of metres by a single palm of the lady. In the next moment, after much difficulty, him managed to stabilize himself, while an inconceivable expression of disbelief appeared on his face.
At this moment, the entire world seemed to turn quiet.
The scalps of the various big shots turned numb as they thought, Exactly where did this frightening lady come from?! She's actually that powerful!
Miserable shrieks continued to ring out, causing people to hastily turn around to see the figure of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign engulfed in golden flames within the black dragon. Finally as the flames flitted across, a loud bang resounded as the body of the Yellow Dragon Sovereign had actually exploded apart.
However, despite that, there was no bloody mist formed as everything was turned into nihility by the golden flames.
Therefore, as the golden flames dissipated away, there was not a single thing remaining within the black pagoda.
The Yellow Dragon Sovereign had actually been refined alive!
Seeing this, Xia Tianyan, the Western Extreme Sovereign and the other big shots of the Northern Heavens Continent could not help gulping their saliva down. As their faces turned successively pale, shadows of terror and dread flashed within the depths of their eyes.
Such an overbearing ability!
As silence hung over the entire region, the brilliance started to slowly dissipate away as a gentle figure appeared before the countless shocked and terrified gazes.
Raising her head, she looked towards the Black Dragon Sovereign in the distance as a chilling voice rang across the world.
"Since you've bullied my son, I'll bully you. What's the matter?"
Chapter 429 – Aunt Jing
"Since you'd bully my son, I'll bully you. What's the matter?"
The lady's cold voice resounded across the entire world as the originally gentle voice had now brought along a sliver of unconcealable fury and overbearingness. In the eyes of her, the Dragon Demonic Palace, known as the overlord of the Northern Heavens Continent , seemed to be absolutely not worth of any single bit of dread.
If not for her refining the Yellow Dragon Sovereign alive before sending the Black Dragon Sovereign flying away with a swat of her hand, there might be many people that would snort their noses disdainfully at her words. However, at this moment, there was no one that dared to laugh out loud as everyone knew that the mysterious lady before their eyes indeed possess the capability to do so.
Within the Great Thousand Worlds, there were indeed too many crouching tigers and hidden dragons. No one would know exactly when would an elite expert would pop out in front of them, just like what this mysterious lady had done.
Therefore, the entire region turned quiet as the chilling voice rang out. Even though the Black Dragon Sovereign's face was brimming with gloominess, he didn't dare to recklessly take action against the mysterious lady again. Although she was just a spiritual form, she actually possessed such frightening power. If her original body was present, how frightening would her true power be?
"Such frightening power."
Xia Tianyan whispered. Beside him, the face of the Western Extreme Palace Sovereign was similarly filled with shock. The mysterious lady before his eyes was truly too powerful.
"She's actually Mu Chen's mother? What background does that Mu Chen have?" Xia Tianyan asked in shock as he looked towards Xia Youran. From the looks of it, this mysterious lady possesses strength that absolutely trumps that of the Northern Sea Dragon. However, if Mu Chen has such a background, why would he go to the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy to train and cultivate? Such a powerful background, would definitely allow him to train and cultivate much faster than in the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy.
Hearing her father's question, Xia Youran shook her head. Clearly, she also felt extreme confused about this question.
"Looks like an accident is going to happen to the scheme of the Dragon Demonic Palace." said Xia Tianyan quietly while breathing a sigh of relief. The sudden appearance of such a frightening Sovereign realm expert clearly wasn't something that was under the control of the Dragon Demonic Palace.
As silence hung over the entire region, across the horizon, the lady stared coldly towards the Black Dragon Sovereign in the distance. Hesitating for a while, she didn't take action again. Turning around slowly, her heart started to palpitate as she looked at the youth not far away from her, who was staring right back at her with a blank look on his face.
In the next moment, her eyes, which were brimming with an ice-cold shade moments ago turned moist and red in the next instant. Within her eyes, inexhaustible warmth and gentleness and inconcealable emotions gushed out, with even her body started to shiver.
At the same time, Mu Chen stared right at the figure of the lady. Her white robes, her gentle complexion. That warm and gentle face was just like the warm and gentle figure in the deepest part of his memories. An indescribable emotion started to gush out from the deepest part of his heart, causing his nose to sting and water.
After so many years, he was finally able to see her appearance clearly for the first time. There wasn't any of the so called strange and unfamiliar feeling present, as the feelings from their bloodline connection causing him to tremble emotionally.
His voice rang out, hoarse and astringent with some trembling present in it.
The hoarse voice of the youth caused tears to flow out from the already red eyes of the female. When she had left him that year, he was still in swaddling clothes. To her, that little life was her everything. For the sake of protecting him, she was willing to endure the knife like pain of not being able to see him and show care for him. After leaving her son and husband to return to her clan alone, she had assumed that was a goodbye for a lifetime. She was never able to she the little fellow that cause her to feel deeply worried and anxious, as this would cause danger for him. Yet, the heavens doesn't forsake those people with hearts. Today's she was finally able to see her little fellow. Although this was just a spiritual body, the hoarse "mum" from the youth was more than able to let her feel that her ten over years of solitude and yearn akin to knifes slashing on her heart were all worth it.
Her eyes swollen with redness, the lady nodded heavily, before slowly walking forward. Arriving before the youth, she knelt down, placing her trembling, icy-cold hands against the warm face of Mu Chen. A smile blossomed on her face as tears continued to splash down. Choking with emotion, she said, "Little fellow, you've grown so big."
That infant that was crying and making noise in that swaddling cloths had grown into a tall youth in those ten plus years. His face, was even more handsome than his father's during that year.
Feeling the icy-cold palms on his face and seeing the tear stricken face before him, the face that was connected to him, at this instant, even with his resilience, tears fell uncontrollable down Mu Chen's face. Didn't everybody say that men don't cry? He had never felt that frail and weak before. Ever since ten plus years ago, time to time, he would think about this instant. Although his mother had left him ever since he was young, he never harboured the slightest bit of hatred for her, as he was able to feel the warm protection deep within his body, even though she was not by his side.
She, who had remained calm and unflustered even after refining the Yellow Dragon Sovereign alive and sending the Black Dragon Sovereign flying away, immediate become flustered as she saw the tears streaming down his face. Hastily wiping them away from the youth's face, she spoke out "I'm sorry. It's all mother's fault for not being by your side."
Although she wasn't by Mu Chen side's for all these years, she was more than able to see the strength the latter currently possessed. Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase. Such strength absolutely couldn't be trained and cultivated in a place like the Northern Spiritual Realm. Without her help, Mu Feng clearly didn't have any way of providing much help to Mu Chen on this aspect. Therefore, she was extremely clear exactly how much pain and suffering Mu Chen had to pay to be able to walk from the small Northern Spiritual Realm to this place, something that exceedingly pained her heart.
Shaking his head, Mu Chen wiped off the tears on his face. After all these years of tempering, there were exceedingly rare moments that he would reveal such a weak and frail side of himself. He had never even revealed this side of him in front of Luo Li.
"Mum, I've finally found you. I've promised the old man that I'll definitely bring you back." grasping the hands the lady tightly, the feeling of their connected bloodline causing his palms to be blanketed with warmth and love.
Giving a faint smile, the lady replied, " This is just a spiritual body mum's left behind. It will only appear when your pagoda break. Therefore, mum can't stay here for long. However, appearing now and being able to see you is more than enough for mum."
Hearing her words, an anxious expression appeared on Mu Chen's face as he hastily asked out, "Exactly where are you now, mum?"
A complicated expression sprung up on the lady's face. Giving a sigh, she replied, "Now's not the time to tell you. Mum also doesn't want to leave you two, but its all for your safety that I have no choice but to do it. Therefore, Mu Chen, you can't be too hot headed and reckless, okay?"
"I know. Relax mum, I'll become very strong! Strong enough so that regardless of where you are, I'll be able to rescue you out from there! This is something that I've promised dad!" replied Mu Chen had his nodded his head firmly, his eyes brimming with incomparably resolution and decisiveness.
Staring blankly at youth in front of him and seeing the resolute expression on his face, a gratified smile blossomed on her face as she spoke out with a soft voice, "The only thing I've wanted for is for you and your dad to live ordinarily and safety…"
"However, that way, our family can never be reunited." shaking his head Mu Chen interrupted. "Dad really missed you, mum. Dad said that his talent isn't as good as mine, so there's some matters that he can't accomplish. Therefore, I'm everything he had hoped for. As for the matters my dad can't do, I'll accomplish it!"
Looking at the youth in front of her, the lady could not help but to rub his head. Filled with gratification, she replied, "My little fellow's truly grown up…"
An emotional, shivering voice rang out from behind. Turning her head around the lady noticed a familiar face, causing happiness to instantly bloom on within her eyes. "Ling Xi, you actually also here?"
Her entire body trembling, Ling Xi looked towards the familiar face that wasn't forgotten by her even after her loss of memory. Slowly walking forward, Ling Xi gave her a firm hug, burying her face into the lady's hair as choking sobs rang out.
"I thought that you don't want me anymore, Aunt Jing."
The lady gave a gentle pat on Ling Xi's back, before speaking out apologetically. " It's my bad for not being able to protect you. If I've never brought you back, your memory would not have been wiped.
Nevertheless, its good that you're alright. If not, I'll not rest till I get compensation for what they did."
Ling Xi hastily shook her head as she replied, "Aunt Jing, regardless of the outcome, I'll never regret following along with you. As long as you don't remove the memories of you, I all good."
"Nevertheless, it seems as you and Mu Chen are bound by fate to actually meet each other at this place." said the lady with a faint smile.
Hearing that, Mu Chen smile, before turning his head around and looking towards Luo Li standing not far behind from him. Waving his hand to her, Luo Li finally walked over apprehensively. Anxiousness was present within her usually clear and tranquil eyes. Clearly, she knew exactly who the lady before her was to Mu Chen.
"Mum, this is Luo Li." grasping Luo Li's jade like hand, Mu Chen sent a simple and straightforward smile towards his mum.
The lady immediately turned her head over. Upon spotting the two holding hands, she made a slight pause as though something clicked in her mind while her gaze started to size up Luo Li.
As she continued to size up Luo Li, the latter immediately grasped Mu Chen's hand forcefully,her heart starting to race as a blush spread across her lovable face. Mustering her courage, she looked straight towards the lady, afraid of any unfavorable aspects in her performance. Other than some incidents that had happened with Mu Chen over the past few years, this was truly the first time that such emotions had appeared within her heart.
"Such a beautiful lady." the lady finally gave a faint smile as she exclaimed in admiration. Her son's eyesight truly was good. The young girl before her had outstanding temperament and an absolutely stunning appearance. Paired with Mu Chen, they truly made a heaven blessed match.
Hearing her words, a deeper shade of red appeared on Luo Li's lovable face, feeling flustered due to not knowing exactly how to address the lady before her.
"Call me Aunt Jing." Aunt Jing said with a gentle smile, extending her hands to grasp the slender hands of Luo Li.
"Nice to meet you, Aunt Jing."
Hearing their words, a silly smile appeared at the corner of Mu Chen's mouth, while a sweet feeling appearing in his throat. Although the injuries that he had suffered were showing signs of breaking out again, he forcefully swallowed the blood in his mouth back down, with not a single sign of it shown on his face.
His actions were extremely discrete, with even Luo Li and Ling Xi not discovering a hint of it.
Nevertheless, a slight wrinkle appeared on Aunt Jing's forehead as she grabbed Mu Chen's hand. After probing the injuries present within his body, a slightly cold shade appeared within her eyes. In the next instant, a ray of brilliance radiated out from her hand, enveloping Mu Chen within it.
Under the warm and gentle brilliance, Mu Chen was shocked to see that the injuries present on his body had actually started to recover. Even his back, where it was just a mess of blood and flesh had rapidly turned clean and unscathed as before.
"Mother, are you going to disappear very soon?" asked Mu Chen with slight nervousness in his voice.
Shaking her head, Aunt Jing gently rubbed Mu Chen's head, full of love and pamper. "Relax. There's still some time. However now, mum needs to get rid of some of these irksome troubles in front of us."
As her voice rang out, she let go of Mu Chen. In the next moment, under to countless respectful gazes shooting over in this region, she slowly turned her body around.