Chapter 1014: Totem!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Chu Liuyue’s voice trailed off right then.
The water droplet moved for a while and didn’t stop. Instead, it started causing waves of ripples with a certain rhythm. The force in her body also seemed to be affected as it started circulating rapidly.
Chu Liuyue knitted her brows slightly. This water droplet doesn’t move most of the time. If it isn’t a special situation, it basically won’t move at all. Why did it suddenly—
Detecting that something was amiss with his descendant, Shangguan Jing asked concernedly, “Girlie, what’s wrong?”
Before Chu Liuyue could answer, the water droplet in her dantian rapidly turned into a transparent torn page. The page floated quietly, and the seven lines that signified a stage-seven warrior had also disappeared.
In replacement, a blood-colored symbol suddenly appeared in the middle of the torn page.
Chu Liuyue was very familiar with this item. This was because she had seen such a blood symbol appear on her palm after she was reborn! But why did it suddenly appear now…
As if being guided by something, Chu Liuyue stretched out her hand.
The moment her fingers touched the dried bloodstain that was left behind, that bloodstain suddenly became ‘alive!’
It rapidly formed a ball and floated up! Then, it landed on Chu Liuyue’s palm as it rapidly turned into an identical symbol!
At this point, Chu Liuyue’s temples started hurting sharply!
Countless scenes flashed across her mind—familiar ones and unfamiliar ones. Some she remembered, and some she did not.
It was as if something was drilling out in her brain.
“Girlie! Girlie, what’s wrong?!” Seeing Chu Liuyue’s appearance, Shangguan Jing immediately became anxious.
However, Chu Liuyue didn’t seem to be able to hear his shouts at this point. There seemed to be countless voices intersecting beside her ear.
One of them was especially clear. “Yue’er.”
That was Rong Xiu’s voice! He seemed to be saying something to her, but Chu Liuyue couldn’t hear him clearly anymore.
Shangguan Jing saw that the situation was becoming increasingly amiss. In his panic, he saw Chu Liuyue collapsing onto the ground.
“Girlie!” Shangguan Jing hurried over and called her a few times.
Luckily, Chu Liuyue wasn’t completely unconscious, and she forced herself up when she saw her ancestor’s nervous state.
“Don’t worry, Ancestor. I-I’m fine…”
“How are you fine?! Just listen to how weak your voice is!” Shangguan Jing couldn’t help but raise his voice. This girl is still forcing herself to be strong at this point?
“I j-just… thought of something…” Chu Liuyue rubbed her glabella.
The excruciating pain finally subsided gradually, but the lingering fear made her uncontrollably nervous.
Upon hearing this, Shangguan Jing’s heart skipped a beat. “W-what did you recall?”
He vaguely knew that Chu Liuyue had lost a very important part of her memory and that it was clearly related to the soul within her black pyramid. If she has recalled it—
“It’s still a little messy now.” Chu Liuyue bitterly laughed.
Many scenes she didn’t remember did appear in her mind earlier, but most of those scenes were too blurred, and they hurriedly flashed across. It was hard to recall them now, and she could only forcefully remember a small portion of it. And the part of her memory that she could remember did not have anyone in it. Most of it was just blurred images.
“I… still can’t really think of it.”
“It’s okay, it’s okay. You can’t rush this kind of thing. Aren’t you already slowly recovering? You’ll definitely be able to recall everything in the future.” Seeing that she was fine, Shangguan Jing heaved a sigh of relief. In his eyes, Chu Liuyue’s life and safety were most important.
As for the rest… they could care about them later.
Seeing his descendant’s lethargic appearance, Shangguan Jing’s heart ached as his gaze swept past her hands. He was hesitant to speak.
Chu Liuyue noticed this abnormality as she glanced up and stared at her palm.
That blood symbol had disappeared at some point, and the remaining bloodstain on the table was gone without a trace.
Other than the damaged traces on the table corner—which recorded whatever that happened before—the remaining had already disappeared.
If Chu Liuyue didn’t leave the bloodstain behind and hadn’t personally seen it before, she would’ve thought that this table corner was like this from the beginning—clean without a bloodstain.
“Ancestor, do you have something to say?”
Shangguan Jing immediately shook his head. “Nope.”
Chu Liuyue was dazed for a moment and smiled faintly. “I’m really fine now. If you have something to say, please do!”
The Tianling Dynasty’s ancestor sighed in his heart. This girl is too smart and sharp. It’s really hard to hide it from her.
He meticulously surveyed the surroundings before he took a step forward and looked Chu Liuyue in the eye. “Yue’er Girlie, the blood symbol that previously appeared… Why do you have this in your body?”
Chu Liuyue’s eyes narrowed slightly, and a hint of faint light flashed across her eyes rapidly! “You’ve seen it before?”
Shangguan Jing met her gaze and nodded after a while. “I’ve seen it once.”
As expected! Chu Liuyue instantly perked up.”Where did it come from?”
However, Shangguan Jing shook his head. “Tell me how that is related to you first.
Hearing her ancestor’s unusually stern tone, Chu Liuyue’s heart tingled slightly. This blood symbol might have a long history!
“I don’t know either. Ever since I was reborn, this thing has been following me,” said Chu Liuyue as she raised her hand.
At this point, her palm was already clean.
“Back then, it appeared here but quickly disappeared. After that… it had never appeared again. As for this time, I… really don’t know why it has such a reaction to the bloodstain left on the table.”
She had once thought of this, but she couldn’t get an answer. As time passed, she stopped thinking about it.
In actual fact, the torn page in her dantian had already reverted to its water droplet appearance. It was as if everything that happened earlier hadn’t occurred.
But after hearing his descendant’s explanation, Shangguan Jing furrowed his brows tightly and didn’t speak for a long time.
“…Ancestor?” Chu Liuyue called out.
Shangguan Jing then looked at her with a conflicted gaze and said, “I did see this blood symbol once before, and I saw it on a grandmaster.”
Chu Liuyue widened her eyes slightly. “Grandmaster? What… kind of person is that?”
The Tianling Dynasty’s ancestor shook his head, and his gaze focused slightly as if he were recalling the past. “Back then, I had already founded the Tianling Dynasty, and I just kept thinking of breaking through to become a stage-nine warrior and enter a higher realm! Hence, I gave the throne up and went to the mainland alone! During this journey, I met many strong warriors! Compared to them, I… am really nothing!”
Chu Liuyue secretly felt shocked. It isn’t hard to imagine how strong those people were to have Ancestor say such words!
“And I also met someone at that time. Back then, he also had such a blood symbol..” Upon speaking of this, Shangguan Jing suddenly paused and looked at Chu Liuyue with a complicated gaze. “This thing isn’t actually an ordinary symbol, but… It’s a totem!”