913 Not Trusting
Chapter 913: Not Trusting
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian coldly glanced at Xuan Xing. "No matter what I obtained, that thing is already mine. What do you want to do?"
Now, Qin Wentian already couldn’t be bothered to explain anything. No matter how he explain, these people would never believe him. They would only believe in what they wanted to believe.
Xuan Xing moved forward with a smile, "If you are smart, you better hand over that thing. I might consider sparing you after that."
Several geniuses of the Twin Stars Alliance followed behind Xuan Xing, all of them blasted out their auras, wanting to pressure Qin Wentian. Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan both radiated coldness upon seeing this. After they entered the City of Ancient Emperors, they had ran into too many of such situations. If they knew the situation here would be like this, they would rather wait until their cultivation base reached either the eighth or ninth level before entering this place. At that time, these people would understand how powerful disciples of the Heavenly Talismans Realm are, allowing them to know that even if one was not a descendant of an immortal king or emperor, they could still sweep over all others in their generation unchallenged.
"Xuan Xing what are you trying to do?" At this moment, Xiao Lengyue brought her men over upon noting what happened. Similarly, many experts followed behind her, and seemed ready to clash against the Twin Stars Alliance anytime.
"Xiao Lengyue, if he doesn’t provide an explanation for that thing. This won’t be settled so easily." Xuan Xing glanced over as he spoke.
"Oh? He’s someone from my Xiao Sect. No matter what he obtained, that is a good fortune that belongs to him. Xuan Xing, what qualifications do you have to take it away? If you really want to touch him, my Xiao Sect has no fear of your Twin Stars Alliance. I don’t mind warring." Xiao Lengyue coldly spoke, causing some puzzlement to those geniuses that didn’t go into the underground palace. Was Xiao Lengyue really willing to war against the Twin Stars Alliance for Qin Wentian?
Nervousness filled the air, the atmosphere was in a state of mutual hostility.
"Your Xiao Sect is really willing to war against my Twin Stars Alliance for the sake of him?" Xuan Xing spoke in a heavy tone.
"Yes." Xiao Lengyue replied with no hesitation.
"Very good." Xuan Xing laughed maniacally. He stared at Qin Wentian, "Brat you are very lucky today. However, since you are in the City of Ancient Emperors, I have no fear that you can run away. I want to see how long the Xiao Sect can protect you."
"Let’s leave!" Xuan Xing barked.
As the sound of his voice faded, he waved his hands as the members of his sect departed together with him.
Qin Wentian’s eyes stared at Xuan Xing’s back, his countenance was ice cold. He was actually already prepared to battle but because of Xiao Lengyue’s interference, Qin Wentian controlled his emotions as his anger faded. The others would gradually forget the words of the oracular chant but Qin Wentian was different. He felt that given time, he would manage to comprehend it.
During his cultivation earlier, Qin Wentian felt a marvelous sensation. The sound of a great Dao drifted in his mind and there was no doubts that this oracular chant was left behind by Ancient Emperor Yi, and was something that could be used to trigger the God’s Hand. However, this was only the basic primer to the secret art.
But even so, Qin Wentian already felt this basic primer was incomparably profound. If he could succeed in comprehending it, his combat prowess would undergo a meteoric rise, jumping to another level. It wouldn’t be too late to fight Xuan Xing after that.
Now, it would be better to endure first. The geniuses here were as common as clouds, with descendants of immortal kings and emperors everywhere. But eventually, he had faith that he would still be able to display his own brilliance.
A few years later, no one in the City of Ancient Emperors would dare to treat him this way. All of them would finally know what sort of character Qin Wentian is.
"Many thanks." Qin Wentian smiled at Xiao Lengyue.
"It’s what I should do." Xiao Lengyue smiled back. "Since we are both from the Xiao Sect, we should share misfortune and fortune together."
"Sharing misfortune...and fortune together?" Qin Wentian laughed in his heart. However he didn’t say anything.
"Let’s go. We will return to the Xiao Sect together. For those who still wish to comprehend this, they can continue to remain here." Xiao Lengyue was a little disappointed with regards to this trip. They wasted half a year, trapped inside the underground palace. It was with so much difficulty that they finally exited and arrived at the true ancient palace. However, she didn’t manage to comprehend anything at all.
To Xiao Lengyue, this was a great failure. This place served no other purpose for her. As for the complex runic inscriptions in the palace, she couldn’t understand them and hence, she might just as well depart this place.
"Qin Wentian, do you still want to stay here to try and comprehend it further?" Xiao Lengyue asked.
"Nope, this chant is too profound. There’s currently no way for me to comprehend it." Qin Wentian laughed. He stood up, Zi Qingxuan and Jun Mengchen glanced at him only to hear Qin Wentian stating, "There’s an opportunity to receive an oracular chant in the ancient palace, both of you can go and try it. However, don’t have too much hope to comprehend it."
"Okay." Zi Qingxuan and Jun Mengchen nodded as they walked towards the statue. Qin Wentian and Xiao Lengyue walked outside. More and more experts gathered here to head to the ancient palace. And not far away, a figure exuding magnificence, with a flawlessly beautiful countenance that was in no way inferior to Xiao Lengyue, appeared. The elegance of this woman seemed even a level higher in comparison.
This young woman had a phoenix gown on, her aura was cool and elegant. With a perfectly exquisite figure, jade-like skin that was fair as snow, the expression on her face was like ten-thousand-year-old ice. Upon noting the appearance of this woman, Xiao Lengyue halted her steps. However, this woman didn’t seem to have noticed Xiao Lengyue and directly walked past her. She was so cold and beautiful that none dared to match her gaze.
Several people focused their attention onto this woman, as admiration arose in their hearts. Given that these people were descendants of immortal kings and emperors, ordinary females would never be able to catch their attention. However, this woman before them gave them a feeling that she was at a height that was unreachable to them. If one could marry her, that lucky person would be able to bask in boundless glory, becoming the target of envy for everyone in the City of Ancient Emperors.
This woman similarly walked past Qin Wentian. A unique aura permeated the air, penetrating deeply into his heart.
"This woman is extraordinary. Her presence was able to cause Xiao Lengyue to halt. There’s no doubt then, it should be ‘her.’" Qin Wentian mused. There were three females who were the most outstanding in this place. One of them was Xiao Lengyue, the second of them was the one he was searching for, Qing`er. And lastly, the female with the highest ranking, #3 on the Immortal Ascension Rankings, Nanfeng Yunxi of the Southern Phoenix Clan.
Xiao Lengyue halted her steps but when she saw Nanfeng Yunxi didn’t even glanced at her, she couldn’t help but feel extremely unhappy. Lifting her feet, she continued on her way and departed the area, returning to the Xiao Sect.
A group of people soared through the air with great speed. Right now, a figure appeared beside Qin Wentian, it was none other than an expert of the Xiao Sect, by the name of Li Yu. Li Yu is also a ranker on the Immortal Ascension Rankings and right now, he nodded with gratitude to Qin Wentian as he spoke, "Many thanks."
Qin Wentian’s expression froze for a moment. He inclined his head and glanced at Li Yu. He naturally understood the origin of the word ‘thanks’ when spoken by Li Yu. After leading everyone out from the underground palace until now, Li Yu was the first to thank him.
Smiling back at Li Yu, Qin Wentian nodded in response.
After returning to the Xiao Sect, the geniuses all separated respectively. Qin Wentian also returned to his courtyard and continued with his comprehensions in the cultivation ground. However, even before he started, his eyes opened as he spoke, "You can enter."
Sounds of footsteps echoed from outside his courtyard as the beautiful figure of Xiao Lengyue appeared. Xiao Lengyue changed into an azure-colored long dress, and was incredibly beautiful, looking somewhat like a teenager, filled with vivaciousness. She flashed a charming smile at Qin Wentian, "What? Working so hard so soon after we returned?"
"My cultivation base is too low, resulting in me being threatened by people more often than I like. Naturally, I would have to work harder." Qin Wentian smiled. He was naturally referring to the things that happened in the underground palace.
"You don’t have to be bothered by that so much. Since you’ve already joined the Xiao Sect, I naturally will take care of you. In any case, I already see you as a friend." Xiao Lengyue smiled. Her graceful and lithe figure made Qin Wentian praise silently in his heart. Xiao Lengyue was truly a supreme beauty.
"Being able to have such a supreme beauty as a friend, I’m sure everyone would be envious of me." Qin Wentian laughed. He only saw Xiao Lengyue moving closer and closer to him. At such a near distance with a supreme beauty like her, it was enough to cause the heart of any man to beat faster.
"Your talent is outstanding, as well as your attainments in divine inscriptions. You would surely have extraordinary accomplishments in the future. There’s no doubt you will be ranked within the top 100 of the Immortal Ascension Rankings or even higher than that." Xiao Lengyue sweetly smiled as she continued, "Your comprehension ability is monstrous as well. At that ancient palace, all of us gradually forgot the oracular chant imparted to us by the blood runes. You are the only one who is still trying to comprehend that. Have you had any discoveries?"
"This oracular chant is extraordinary, and it’s truly very difficult to comprehend it." Qin Wentian nodded. Right now, he was very clear of Xiao Lengyue’s intent. This should be the main purpose of why she came here.
"This oracular chant, does it have a connection with the lost secret art of Ancient Emperor Yi?" Xiao Lengyue asked.
"Maybe." Qin Wentian didn’t deny anything.
"Among all the geniuses, you are the only one who can comprehend it. It should be because of that bout of good fortune you acquired back in the underground palace. Also, you were the one who unraveled the mystery there, opening an exit for us all. That item you acquired should be the key to comprehending the oracular chant right?" Xiao Lengyue’s beautiful eyes stared straight into Qin Wentian’s.
"Mhm." Qin Wentian continued nodding his head, not bothering to say anything else.
A dazzling light flickered in Xiao Lengyue’s eyes, her ruby red lips parted slightly. This appearance was extremely mesmerizing. She leaned over towards Qin Wentian and gently spoke, "Wentian, can you teach me?"
This was the secret art of an ancient emperor which had been lost throughout history. Xiao Lengyue didn’t mind using her beauty to obtain it.
But how could Qin Wentian not see through her? He shook his head, "Sect leader, you are right. This oracular chant does have a connection with the underground palace. However, the point of connection is through understanding the divine inscriptions. It’s precisely because I’ve comprehended the divine inscriptions back then. That’s the only reason why I can faintly sense the power of the chant, gaining a trace of insight. But despite so, I have not managed to comprehend it fully. Just like what you said, because I was the one who unravelled the mystery of the underground palace, I already gained an innate understanding of the runic diagrams there. Other than me, no one else would be able to gain the slightest comprehension regarding the oracular chant. Hence, I have no way to teach you."
Xiao Lengyue’s expressions drastically changed when she heard Qin Wentian’s words. However, she instantly reverted back to normal with a smile on her face. "There’s only the two of us here, why must you still keep things from me? What did you obtain exactly in the underground palace?"
Upon hearing these words, Qin Wentian’s last trace of hope towards Xiao Lengyue’s character completely shattered. She has already questioned him many times and Qin Wentian had told her honestly that what he acquired was truly a map. Now that she was asking again, it was clear that she was the same as Xuan Xing. She had never trusted him.
"If I said I didn’t acquire anything other than the map, would you believe me?" Qin Wentian stared at the beautiful eyes of Xiao Lengyue. With his reply, he saw the smile in Xiao Lengyue’s eyes vanishing bit by bit.