In the heavy snow, Yi Shen was walking step by step. His movements seemed to be stiff, that made him look like a zombie. However, those stiff movements of his somehow were weirdly smooth. Like a frozen gust of wind, he airily brushed against the thick layer of accumulated snow, without raising even a single grain of snow.
Gong Gong Wuyou was walking side by side with Yi Shen, also with airy steps, and was around three meters away from him. Unlike Yi Shen, who seemed to be so stiff, Gong Gong Wuyou had a large black jade wine pot, decorated with patterns of dragons, held in his left hand, with his right hand holding an exquisite white jade wine cup. While walking, he poured the wine for himself and unhurriedly sipped, with his handsome face filled with a relaxed smile.
Walking like this for a while, Gong Gong Wuyou abruptly swung his hands backward and threw the wine pot and wine cup into the accumulated snow. Then, he stood in the snowfield and held his hands behind his body.
The area in front of them was all dark, and only a faintly glistening light of ice could be seen. A series of creaking noises let out by the thin layers of ice on the surface of the river could be heard. Behind them, quite far away, was the Town Hall. The Town Hall was ablaze with lights, and around it, raging bonfires had been raised, with countless people singing and dancing around the fires. A dense aroma of wine and an attractive scent of grilled meat came along the wind, creating a strong contrast, that made Yi Shen and Gong Gong Wuyou seem to be in another world.
In the darkness, in solitude.
The darkness of night surrounded them, creating an indescribable, mysterious atmosphere.
"Yi Shen, Zhu Rong Tianming is no one but a useless kid," said Gong Gong Wuyou with his hands held behind his body. His pair of eyes glowed with a black light, and a bone-piercing cold light dazzled straight out of his pupils. The snow flakes around him all paused, froze into heavy ice crystals and fell to the ground.
"You want me to replace Gong Sun Yuan, don’t you?" Yi Shen turned around. On that cold, stiff and expressionless face of his, a pair of ragingly blazing cyan-colored eyes looked like a pair of cyan-colored suns. They dazzled with a bright light that would make anyone feel hard to look directly at.
Gong Gong Wuyou stared right into the eyes of Yi Shen, the light released from their eyes clashing fiercely against each other, generating a sharp puffing noise. Countless snow flakes exploded above their heads, turned into tiny grains of ice crystals and drifted to the ground.
Gong Gong Wuyou remained motionless, while slightly curving his mouth corners and showing a wicked cold smile.
Yi Shen abruptly swung his head backward, with his long neck straightened, that made him look like a proud swan which was shot by an arrow. A long while later, he slowly raised his head back. Two thin streams of blood flew out from his eye corners, and that cyan-pair of eyes had already turned blood-red, because the blood capillaries in his eyes had all broken.
Yi Shen’s sight had turned hazy and red. He took a long breath and let two streams of blood flow out of his nostrils. He chuckled bitterly, then said, "Sun and Moon blood pill? You took that blood pill, didn’t you? You, which level have you now reached?"
"That final step, I can make it anytime I want. I am only maintaining my current power level on purpose…My Abba was right, lay low, we have to lay low. My tone was too high before. Therefore, some goals weren’t accomplished." Proudly raising his head, Gong Gong Wuyou glanced at the dense cloud in the sky, then hurriedly responded with an especially confident tone, as if he had everything in control.
Snorting coldly, he continued in a cold voice while looking at Yi Shen, "But, for things that happened before, it’s fine that they weren’t perfect… as long as I don’t make any mistake anymore. My Abba is right, I am still young. Which young man can guarantee zero mistakes?"
Glancing Yi Shen’s eyes in a complicated way, Gong Gong Wuyou then stared directly at Yi Shen’s face. His gaze was so sharp, that it made Yi Shen feel like a stick had been poked directly on his face.
"Take you as an example. As a prince of Ten Sun Country, the most talented genius, the most powerful peak-level Divine Magus among the youngest generation of the entire Eastern Wasteland, Yi Shen, you are actually stupid enough to choose to support Zhu Rong Tianming…Even if he could become the next human emperor, how much benefits could you gain?"
Yi Shen’s face twitched slightly, but he didn’t say anything.
Priest Corpse promised him that, as long as Zhu Rong TIanming could become the next human emperor, Yi Shen could attain the immortal life! However, in the past Pan Xi world war, Yi Shen had witnessed the uselessness of Zhu Rong Tianming with his own eyes. Seeing Zhu Rong Tianming’s weakness, Yi Shen deeply realized, how could Zhu Rong Tianming ever become a human emperor? Zhu Rong Tianming was even much weaker than Yi Shen himself, so how could he possibly become a human emperor? Not to mention anyone else, only facing Si Wen Ming, Zhu Rong Tianming could never win, not even if he tried hard enough to squeeze all the marrow out of his bones.
By now, the immortal life promised by Priest Corpse seemed to be like the inverted images of moon and flowers on the surface of the water, that would never be real. In other words, Priest Corpse had simply fooled Yi Shen.
"Why are you supporting Zhu Rong Tianming? That stupid useless rich kid." said Gong Gong Wuyou while laughing with a cold voice, "What do you think? Come replace Gong Sun Yuan and I will push you up to the throne with all of the powers of Gong Gong Family and countless Northern Wasteland clans."
Gong Gong Wuyou suddenly took two steps forward, his nose tip almost touching Yi Shen’s nose tip, and his eyes only less than three inches away from Yi Shen’s eyes. He stared at the blood-red eyes of Yi Shen, with that pair of eyes of his own, which had been sparkling with a sharp dark light.
"Eastern Wasteland people will certainly support you! Added with the powers of all our Northern Wasteland clans…Gong Gong Family can also affect a part of Western Wasteland clans. In addition to that, some Midland Clans also have good relationships with us."
"You and I join hands, after that, a half of the alliance of human clans will be supporting you!"
Gong Gong Wuyou gripped Yi Shen’s shoulders with both hands and said word by word, "If you and I join hands, what can Zhu Rong Tianming possibly do? What can Si Wen Ming do? Si Wen Ming’s supporters are no one but those descendants of human emperors. However, can those people ever go against the will of a half of the entire alliance of human clans?"
Yi Shen breathed heavily, and the air around them flowed quickly and silently. Waves of snowflake streams coiled around their bodies, wrapping them firmly up like a giant cocoon.
"But, among Zhu Rong Tianming’s supporters, some are extremely terrifying." Yi Shen gnashed his teeth and told Gong Gong Wuyou the secret regarding the existence of Priest Corpse and the other cultivators.
Gong Gong Wuyou narrowed his eyes and said blandly, "Them? Hm, your humankind once destroyed all records about them. Therefore, they seem to be mysterious and powerful…But in the world of our god-kind, records about them were never disconnected."
Snorting coldly, Gong Gong Wuyou continued proudly, "I, Gong Gong Wuyou, know everything about them. Don’t worry, if Zhu Rong finds out that his son is actually cooperating with them, even I can’t imagine how he would punish Zhu Rong Tianming."
Pointing at his own chest with his thumb, Gong Gong Wuyou grinned and said, "Relax, work with me. Priest Corpse or Priest Death, they won’t be able to do anything to you."
Yi Shen remained silent for a rather long time while carefully observing Gong Gong Wuyou with narrowed eyes.
Far away, by the great river, a strange stream of golden light flashed. Yi Shen was going to say something, but all of a sudden, he quivered and hurriedly turned to the golden light.
"That’s…the greatest treasure of my clan!"
"Then let’s take it back." Gong Gong Wuyou frowned slightly, then laughed out loudly.