The Imperishable Heaven Lord stared at the Grim Reaper. His body trembled even more intensely and at this moment, an icy voice drifted over, "Still living in a fantasy?"
As the sound of the voice rang out, a supreme energy bore down. The fate soul of the Grim Reaper was peeled away and flew towards the gigantic figure. The godking opened his mouth and inhaled, directly swallowing the fate soul away. After that, his eyes that were as large as constellations closed, it was like he was savouring the taste.
The Imperishable Heaven Lord didn't glance over. Her eyes were fixed on Beiming Youhuang. "I've told you before the true meaning of the Death Scripture. Do you still remember it?"
"Mhm." Beiming Youhuang nodded with tears in her eyes. "Death Scripture, only through death would one be able to transform into their dao."
"The Death Scripture is a type of offering. The true meaning isn't simply to allow one to control zombies but to offer themselves instead. Only through death could one transform into the dao. In ancient times, it's said that the Death Scripture and the Undying Scripture complemented each other. Only cultivators of the Undying Scripture could endure the dao a cultivator of the Death Scripture transformed into. Once, I and your teacher joined forces before and I sacrificed myself. Now, I'm afraid you have to do the same as well." The Imperishable Heaven Lord spoke softly, there was no joy nor sorrow in her tone. This battle concerned their fates and the lives of everyone in the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms. Sacrifices couldn't be avoided.
Youhuang would vanish if she sacrificed herself, disappearing completely. She would no longer exist. But even if she sacrificed herself and transformed into the dao, such a sacrifice might not be enough to defeat the Godking of the Western Paradise.
However, if she didn't choose to sacrifice herself, there would be no suspense to this battle. They would all be killed one by one.
"No." Qin Wentian's expression sunk when he heard the conversation between the Imperishable Heaven Lord and Beiming Youhuang. He glanced at Beiming Youhuang and shook his head. "I don't accept this."
Beiming Youhuang's beautiful eyes flickered with tears. There was a smile in her eyes as she stared at Qin Wentian, it was like all her tension was released and she was prepared to welcome death. Death wasn't scary. What's truly scary was that they have no hope at all. If her sacrifice could bring hope, giving Qin Wentian a chance to win against the godking, what does her death count for?
"Wentian. There are bound to be sacrifices in a war. If my sacrifice can give us a chance of victory, my sacrifice wouldn't have been for nothing. Don't forget, there's not only me and you in this place." Beiming Youhuang smiled radiantly. At this moment, her tone wasn't cold at all. There was only warmth and gentleness.
Qin Wentian clenched his fist tightly. From the perspective of rationale, he naturally understood what Youhuang said was correct. If not, the Imperishable Heaven Lord wouldn't have allowed her to do so as well. However, from the perspective of his emotions, he wasn't able to accept Youhuang's sacrifice.
"Look at them." Beiming Youhuang glanced in the direction of Qingcheng, Qing`er and the others. Qin Wentian looked over. All his loved ones were there. In the air, his father and Jun Mengchen were still continuing to battle.
"If this continues, every one of us will die. Is that the ending you want to see?" Beiming Youhuang was still smiling as she stared at Qin Wentian. After that, the entirety of her soul power began to flow towards Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian felt agony in his heart, he resisted it, he didn't want to accept it.
"Wentian, don't hesitate anymore. If you still hesitate, all of us will die. I know you don't care about your own life and death and would rather fight to the death alongside with me instead of me sacrificing myself. However, this matter doesn't concern just our lives." Beiming Youhuang's voice rang out in Qin Wentian's soul. The boundless soul energy within her continued to flow into his soul. Qin Wentian could only close his eyes miserably.
Just like what Beiming Youhuang has said. If this only concerned him, he would rather fight to the death alongside her, he was unwilling to see her make such a sacrifice. However, this didn't simply concern the two of them. His father, Mengchen, Qingcheng, Qing`er, his mother...there were so many of his loved ones who would be affected. Hence, even if Beiming Youhuang's sacrifice only brought a ray of hope, he had to fight for it.
"In addition, even after my sacrifice, we might not win for sure. Maybe, the ending would still be the same." Beiming Youhuang calmly spoke. Qin Wentian finally let go of everything and didn't resist any longer as her soul energy flowed into his. After that, boundless astral light cascaded down on the two of them.
"Uncle Qin, protect senior brother!" Jun Mengchen shouted. He used his world force to envelop the sky, blocking the attacks from the enemy. Qin Yuanfeng also began to rush towards where Qin Wentian was. At this moment, everything that was happening was exceptionally clear in Qin Wentian's mind.
"Time." Qin Wentian activated his dao of time when he saw this. In an instant, the flow of time changed. Around his area, the flow of time increased by a thousand times.
Beiming Youhuang sat before him. At this moment, her smile seemed so beautiful, like this was the happiest moment in her life. From this moment onwards, she would be one with Qin Wentian and could feel his aura for all eternity. From now on, she would be a part of him.
Qin Wentian could sense the power of Beiming Youhuang's soul enveloping the starry space. But at this moment, her soul power continuously flowed into him. The entire starry space seemed to be imprinted into his vision.
"Dao transformation." Beiming Youhuang softly spoke. Her figure and the Imperishable Heaven Lord began to burn. A flawlessly pure and sacred flame manifested. The Imperishable Heaven Lord's figure vanished quickly. Beiming Youhuang's body also became increasingly illusory like she was about to meld with the boundless starry space.
At this moment, Qin Wentian sensed that he truly could perceive the countless constellations in the nine heavenly layers and his perception scope was expanding with every second. This was the soul perception of Beiming Youhuang aiding him, the scope continued to extend outwards boundlessly with great speed while Beiming Youhuang's soul power was gradually approaching her limits.
Finally, a noise rang out from his soul. Qin Wentian's soul trembled intensely, his mind felt like it was about to explode. A roar erupted from him. The endless soul power flooded his entire being, causing his soul to die before being reborn again and again. No one knew how much pain Qin Wentian was in now. Every explosion equated to a death, and the soul energy provided by Beiming Youhuang helped his soul to be reborn. He was in this eternal cycle, and this seemed to be like the cruelest punishment in the world.
He finally understood why only those who cultivated the Undying Scripture could endure this.
The Undying Scripture seemed to have been created precisely to endure the power of a cultivator cultivating the Death Scripture transforming into the dao. Now, their soul powers seemed to be fused together as one but Beiming Youhuang's consciousness was fading.
"Youhuang." Qin Wentian spoke in agony. He saw Beiming Youhuang's silhouette disappearing, vanishing completely. In a few short moments, he felt like he had endured the passing of countless eras. How could these short few moments seem so long in duration? Also, after the endless cycle of death and rebirth for his soul, he discovered that he now could truly sense ALL the constellations in the nine heavenly layers. This felt different from the past. In the past, he could sense every constellation singularly, connecting with anyone of them. But right now, it was like he could feel ALL of them at the same time. The constellations seemed to appear directly within his sea of consciousness. His ninth astral gate seemed to be the incarnation of all the constellations in the starry space.
His perception probed, he could faintly sense Beiming Youhuang's figure within his mind. She has become part of the starry space there and existed everywhere.
Once, the Imperishable Heaven Lord did the same thing, sacrificing herself for her dao. She then borrowed the power of the constellations and sealed Azure Mystic away, and used heaven-defying methods that caused Azure Mystic to be protected from the other immortal realms.
At this moment, Qin Wentian's soul grew incomparably strong. Also, it seemed that he gained control of Youhuang's dao. The dao of the Imperishable Heaven Lord.
"Bang!" A loud boom rang out. The defenses here were finally broken. Qin Yuanfeng and Jun Mengchen's bodies were flung through the air from the impact. They retreated to Qin Wentian's side, both were now injured.
Terrifying explosions occurred. In the air, that gigantic figure of the godking arrived. He lowered his head and stared at them with cold disdain. Only three enemies were left? Beiming Youhuang and the Imperishable Heaven Lord sacrificed themselves to pass their strength to Qin Wentian. But did they really think that that would be enough to defeat him? He originally already has the strength of five godkings. And now, the Grim Reaper became a part of him too. Qin Wentian only had strength from two more people and it has only been such a short time since they became part of his strength. How could Qin Wentian contend against him?
Qin Wentian wasn't him. It was impossible for Qin Wentian to digest their strength so quickly. For example, Qin Wentian didn't have the Grim Reaper's dao that allowed one to digest all sorts of powers completely.
He stared down below, his eyes radiated the light of death which instantly bore down on Qin Wentian and the others. This death gaze of his could destroy all existence. They then stacked together, causing the amount of death might to multiply by an unfathomable amount.
Qin Yuanfeng and Jun Mengchen's expression turned unsightly. Could they still not escape this calamity no matter what? During the process of their fight with the godking, they could clearly feel how powerful their enemy was. It was too terrifying, the godking was simply invincible.
At this moment, Qin Wentian inclined his head. In his gaze, there was only bleak sorrow.
The countless constellations in the air seemed to sense his sorrow. At this moment, the constellations all began to radiate sealing light, cascading down on the space around them.