The soul plate gave in and said, “Alright, you win, whatever you say goes. Say it, you spent so much effort to look for Benzun and even woke me up to get help with what matters?”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “I’d like to correct that, you’re the one who looked for me, not the other way round. You probably did so because there’s a place within my body that feels familiar to you.”
If the soul plate had a physical body, he would be furrowing his eyebrows right now.
“You rascal, I didn’t have the chance to ask you before, but now that I take a closer look you do seem to have a bit of my enemy’s blood running through your veins.”
Lin Xuanzhi’s eyes turned austere. He said, “Your enemy?”
Whatever he had said was just a plot to trick the soul plate. One must know, when he entered the soul plate in his past life, the soul plate had already turned into an old fritter that wouldn’t absorb anymore oil and salt. No matter what he said or what he did, the soul plate paid no attention to him, plus Lin Xuanzhi was in a soul body at that time, so he couldn’t form a contract with the soul plate and become his master. Thus, even till the end Lin Xuanzhi didn’t know why the soul plate sucked him in and even lent him a helping hand.
And in this life, Lin Xuanzhi was interested in knowing why.
He also believes in karma; his meeting with the soul plate must have been the result of previous events.
If he didn’t figure this out, it may be dangerous for him when he advances in the future.
The soul plate was searching for something within Lin Xuanzhi’s body.
After a short while, the soul plate asked, “Rascal, what’s your surname?”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “My surname is Lin.”
The soul plate considered it for awhile, then said, “That shouldn’t be the case, your body obviously has that person’s Qi running through your veinswhat’s your mother’s surname?”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “I don’t have a mother.”
“How could you not have a mother, don’t tell me your dad gave birth to you with himself?” the soul plate sneered.
Lin Xuanzhi wasn’t provoked. He said, “Ever since I was born, I’ve never met my mother, and my dad had never told me anything about her. My dad’s no longer here now, so it would be even less likely for me to know who my mother is.”
In the past life before he used the Revert World mirror to rebirth, he still had never seen this so-called mother of his.
Whenever his dad mentioned his mother, he would just laugh it over vaguely or sigh with a frustrated face. In any case, he wasn’t willing to mention a single word about her.
And it was because of that that Lin Xuanzhi guessed that his mother either pa.s.sed away not long after giving birth to him, or because of some other reason, could no longer be with Dad anymore in this life.
However, Lin Xuanzhi still had an impulse to investigate his mother’s ident.i.ty.
“You said that the blood running through my veins carries whose Qi?” Lin Xuanzhi asked.
But the soul plate didn’t want to continue this topic anymore and said, “You’re just a kid, why are you asking so many questions? Benzun is currently in poor health, my cultivation is far from what it was so maybe I could have made a wrong judgment. But if you really do have that person’s blood, knowing who that person is wouldn’t do you any good, so it’s better for you to not know.”
Lin Xuanzhi was a bit disappointed, but, he had a few conjectures of his own regarding the soul plate’s words.
Soul plate, probably figured something out.
Lin Xuanzhi wasn’t impatient, afterall he had time, the soul plate is recuperating within his consciousness and wouldn’t be able to escape in the near future.
As of now, the soul plate was still that old man of few words who was past his prime that Lin Xuanzhi knew in his past life. Lin Xuanzhi had the confidence that one day, he would be able to pry his mouth open.
Lin Xuanzhi took out a few forged stones from the soul plate, and the soul plate immediately laughed in anger as he said, “You’re really self-aware aren’t you, don’t you know that taking without asking for permission const.i.tutes as stealing?”
Lin Xuanzhi was especially calm as he said, “The earlier I can craft a high or top-grade magic tool, the earlier I would have extra money to buy forged stones and stuff your soul plate up with forged stones to sustain your life. This is a virtuous cycle1, not an exchange that would incur losses.”
“If you say it like that, should I say that you’re being considerate of Benzun?” the soul plate asked coldly.
“Not really.” Lin Xuanzhi said, “I’m just incidentally doing you a favour.”
Soul plate: “”
He was about to die from anger, this rascal actually said something so unpredictable!
“Hng!” the soul plate didn’t utter a word to express his dissatisfaction.
Lin Xuanzhi said, “How should I address you?”
Soul plate said, “Don’t think that I’ll forgive you just because you’re trying to act familiar with me.”
1. Opposite of vicious cycle