The sword came down from the sky, and the completely silver Long Yuan Sword flew over from far away.
It was the other half of the Long Yuan Sword!
It flew over at high speeds and later merged with the gigantic black sword in Chu Liuyue’s hands.
Gradually, a dazzling silver light started to appear in the middle of the dim sword body.
The Long Yuan Sword’s aura gradually became stronger.
Chu Liuyue was shocked. I initially thought that the Long Yuan Sword was powerful enough, but I didn’t expect it to be half its strength only. Now that the two Long Yuan Swords have officially merged, its power is stunning.
A strange connection slowly appeared in her heart—it was the Long Yuan Sword!
As time trickled past, this feeling became increasingly strong.
The Long Yuan Sword in her hands also started to become lighter. This lasted until the two swords finally merged.
Light glowed brightly on the sword body. The next moment, one side of the Long Yuan Sword started burning, while the other side had water flowing through it.
Chu Liuyue let her hands go, and the Long Yuan Sword silently floated in front of her.
A person and a sword stood facing each other in between heaven and earth.
Chu Liuyue cleared her voice. “Long Yuan Sword—Merge!”
The gigantic sword body instantly disappeared, and a normal-sized sword appeared in front of her.
Chu Liuyue held the sword in her hands again with respect.
This sword was totally black, and it felt quite vintage. Also, only the middle of it had a tiny silver dent.
Since the Long Yuan Sword had already recognized her as its master, it was very convenient for her to use it. She didn’t need to exhaust her energy to forcefully wield it around like at the start.
She held the hilt and casually waved it.
A black gap in space silently appeared—it was as sharp as ever.
Chu Liuyue’s eyes instantly lit up. The Long Yuan Sword is indeed a legendary weapon! The sword’s blade and gleam are the best that I’ve ever seen!
She looked at her ancestor from the corner of her eyes as she couldn’t help but ask excitedly, “Ancestor, how did you make this Long Yuan Sword back then? It’s really amazing!”
Suddenly, her voice paused, and she slowly turned around.
The ancestor was also looking at her dazedly.
The two of them exchanged glances and collectively fell silent.
After some time, Chu Liuyue then tried to ask, “Um… Ancestor, are you still here?”
Shangguan Jing looked at his apparition.
Ever since the Long Yuan Sword started to recognize its new master officially, his figure had indeed become much fainter. Back then, he thought he would immediately disappear from this place.
In actual fact, this should’ve happened.
The reason why he could live in the Long Yuan Sword was that the Long Yuan Sword was his. But after the Long Yuan Sword chose its new owner, he logically shouldn’t continue existing.
However, not only am I fine now, but it even seems like… I look more solid than before.
In the awkward silence, Shangguan Jing coughed and finally spoke slowly. “Mm… It seems like it’s different from what I predicted… It seems like things have changed after thousands of years… Hah…”
Chu Liuyue was speechless. She suddenly felt that her previous emotions were wasted, but this thought only flashed across her mind once. She was, of course, elated that her ancestor was still around.
Even though he was only the last bit of his consciousness, it was more than precious to her.
“Ancestor, you’ll still live in the Long Yuan Sword then, right?” asked Chu Liuyue.
Shangguan Jing felt much better when he saw her expectant face. This girl is really to my liking. That’s great!
“Hahaha! That’s right!”
After hearing an affirmative answer, Chu Liuyue’s lips curved up at a delicate angle. I kinda want to thank Shangguan Wan and Jiang Yucheng now. If they didn’t randomly hold this Wan Zheng Competition, how would I have the chance to meet the ancestor and retrieve the Long Yuan Sword?
She looked around. The strength of the Heavenly Dao within this Minor Chiliocosm Small World had already been taken in by the Long Yuan Sword, and the Long Yuan Sword has now landed in my hands. This place really can’t be considered as a God Realm anymore.
“Ancestor, are we going?” asked Chu Liuyue.
Shangguan Jing nodded and lightly sighed. “Even though these two heavens and earths have merged, it’s just a land of waste without the Heavenly Dao’s strength.”
Chu Liuyue asked hesitantly, “Won’t you… regret if you leave like this?”
Shangguan Jing shook his head. “It was my mistake at first that led to this place being born. After thousands of years, I’ve already let go of all my indignation.”
He was emotional, but he wasn’t upset.
“Now that the Long Yuan Sword has already recognized you as its new master and can reappear in this world again, it can make up for the last bit of regret in my heart.”
Chu Liuyue nodded and felt touched at the same time. Everything here represents the ancestor’s glory and desolation. Not everybody can be like him, who bravely put everything down. It’s no doubt that he created the entire Tianling Dynasty’s existence back then.
Just as Chu Liuyue was about to leave, she heard some noises from afar.
Something was flying toward her.
Chu Liuyue looked over and was slightly stunned. “What’s tha—”
Her voice suddenly stopped as a tinge of shock slowly crept up into her eyes. It seems like… It is… It looks like… half a skeleton? Also, it looks very familiar!
Chu Liuyue pointed at the crystal-clear skeleton flying toward her, and her fingers trembled. “Ancestor, t-that’s… the remaining half of the great phoenix dragon’s skeleton?”
Shangguan Jing blinked. “Oh, I think so. It should’ve lost its suppression because you took the Long Yuan Sword. Thus, it came over after detecting the other half of the skeleton’s aura.”
Chu Liuyue’s lips quivered. Should have?! What does ‘should have’ mean?! The previous half is still in my Heavenly Square Cauldron! This is 100% without a doubt! Also, what does he mean by ‘it came over itself?’
Chu Liuyue tried hard to make her voice sound calm. “…But you didn’t tell me before that the other half of the skeleton was on the other side…”
“Oh? I didn’t?” asked the ancestor back as he rubbed his brows. “It seems like I’m really getting on in years…”
Chu Liuyue was speechless. He is still my ancestor after all. What else can I say?!
Chu Liuyue resigned herself to her fate and threw out the Heavenly Square Cauldron.
Shangguan Jing glanced at her expression and felt bad for some reason as he chuckled. “Um… Since we’re leaving, you can take away all the items in the palace.”
He was referring to the countless stunning treasures.
Without waiting for Chu Liuyue to say something, he waved his hands.
A gigantic crack appeared in the heavenly pit. Then, the countless treasures squeezed in.
“Girl, quick! That Long Yuan Sword’s hilt is a storage space, and it can bring all of this away!” Shangguan Jing urged her.
Chu Liuyue, “…Back then, you even specifically made a… Cosmic Hilt?”
Shangguan Jing nodded as he urged her.
Chu Liuyue could only obediently place everything within… the Long Yuan Sword’s hilt.
At this point, the remaining half of the skeleton had already reached the Heavenly Square Cauldron.
Shangguan Jing suddenly said, “Oh right! When the great phoenix dragon’s skeleton merges, the great phoenix dragon’s clan will immediately discover it. You know that, right?”