Edited by Ea and Molly
Yan Zhonghuas voice was gentle and slow, very comfortable to listen to.
You Ming was a man of great willfulness; those he liked would be pestered endlessly, while those he hated would not be left with any face. When others talked to him, he wouldnt even pay them any attention.
"He hounded me for a long time, during which he made a laughingstock of himself countless times and offended many people before he finally got what he wanted." Yan Zhonghua sighed involuntarily.
"I am not very volatile in mood, and I rarely talk about feelings with him. Furthermore, because of my special status, there are some unavoidable responsibilities to bear, so the time spent with him is always short. It turns out that I didnt even realize when his cultivation went wrong, and he almost became crazy and obsessed."
"Crazy and obsessed?" Yan Tianhen was stunned.
"At that time, he had just become pregnant with you, and his cultivation fell sharply. As it happens, his clan in Mt. Fuyao had some accidents, so he was extremely anxious and forcibly made a breakthrough in cultivation. Although I could still take remedial measures when I found out, it still left a scar on his body and spirit."
Yan Zhonghua had obviously been distressed, unable to bear seeing him like that. He spent a lot of time with You Ming, and it took several years to help him slowly return to normal.
With the birth of Yan Tianhen, You Mings condition had finally stabilized, and the baby was like a white jade dumpling to You Ming, filling his eyes with hope again.
"However, just when everything seemed to be developing in a good direction, a thunderbolt struck our heads in the form of the Yin familys current National Advisor to the Qianyuan Dynasty. After seeing you once, he immediately asserted that you were the exceptional furnace and the Star of Destruction."
Yan Zhonghuas eyes darkened. "This prophecy has been around for many years. I also specially checked who the prophet is, but I didnt expect it to fall on my own son. I was so angry at that time that I wanted the Yin familys National Advisor to take back those false words by threatening him with my sword, promising to make the person who was misleading others pay the price. However, I didnt expect I didnt expect that You Ming had lied to me from beginning to end."
He was a Divine Devil to begin with. By chance, he was admitted into the gates of Mt. Fuyao, and his identity was only known to the Sect Master of Fuyao Sect. It wasnt until Yan Tianhen was prophesied to bring chaos as a half-Divine Devil that the trouble became more and more serious. You Ming then realized that things could not be concealed any longer, and he finally told Yan Zhonghua the truth. However, it was already too late by then.
Yan Zhonghua was caught off guard. He was always impartial, fair, and honest, which garnered peoples respect. However, because of that "groundless and nonsensical" prophecy, he was stabbed in the back by his most trusted and closest person when fighting for the position of crown prince.
When the Emperor found out the truth, he was furious and asked Yan Zhonghua to hand over You Ming and Yan Tianhen to him. Although Yan Zhonghua was extremely angry with You Ming, he would never abandon him and his child just because of You Mings identity.
"I exchanged my right of inheritance for You Ming and you, and I sealed the demon blood in your body in accordance with the Emperors command, so that you can make no progress in cultivation before you became an adult." Yan Zhonghua said lightly, "I just didnt expect that when I came home from the Royal Heavenly Capital, You Ming had a big fight with me after learning about it. A few days later, he took you away while I wasnt home."
After that, Yan Tianhen already had a vague idea about the rest, without Yan Zhonghua repeating the details. You Ming grew more and more manic and depressed, and when he became crazy, he wouldnt even recognize his friends or relatives. When the number and strength of his pursuers unceasingly increased, it was the last straw. He entrusted Yan Tianhen to Feng Jingyu, who then handed him over to Su Mo. Yan Tianhen, who was passed over twice, was taken over to the Lower Realm by Su Mo, far away from the chaos and noise.
Yan Tianhen only felt that there was bitterness in his mouth. Although he couldnt prove whether Yan Zhonghuas words were true or false at the moment, he could feel Yan Zhonghuas helplessness back then in his flat and concise recounting of past events. Falling from the Nine Heavens, losing his throne, and losing his wife and child. Perhaps he even complied with other unknown humiliating clauses to save You Ming and Yan Tianhen. Yan Zhonghua was the biggest victim in this matter.
Yan Tianhens eyes were a little moist, and his flat mouth looked particularly aggrieved. His eyes were still red as he looked at Yan Zhonghua, like a puppy just waiting for someone to pat his head.
The only thing missing is his wagging tail, Yan Zhonghua thought.
Although Yan Tianhen didnt spend a long time with You Ming, in some aspects, he was similar to him. For example, he had a pair of black eyes that were wet like glass soaked in spiritual liquid, so when he looked at people with three parts grievance and seven parts coquetry, his expression looked exactly the same as You Mings.
Yan Zhonghuas heart melted into a big mess, and he couldnt help but reach out to gently rub Yan Tianhens head. "When we get back to the Nine Lands," Yan Zhonghua promised, "Father wont let anyone bully you again."
He broke his oath by leaving King Yes Palace, leaving the Nine Lands, intervening in Yan Zizhangs affairs, and allowing You Ming to kill Yin Xinghan. He was already doomed to never return to his peaceful life in the future. Since he needed to fight, he would fight thoroughly.
Yan Tianhen pursed his lips, held back his tears, and nodded.
The next morning, You Ming got up in high spirits. First, he was quite surprised to find that Lin Xuanzhi and the others had successfully brought back the Four Directions Seal while he slept. Then, before he could find out how the operation was completed, he was even more horrified to find that Yan Tianhen had greatly approved of Yan Zhonghua and acknowledged him as his father.
"You actually called him father?" You Mings eyes were red with envy.
Yan Tianhen looked innocently at him and said, "But he is my father. Its not like this kind of thing wont exist without my approval."
You Ming looked at Yan Tianhen hopefully. "What about me?"
Yan Tianhen tilted his head and smiled. "You are my Master."
You Ming raised his voice. "You are biased. Its not fair!"
Feng Jingyu drifted over and faintly said, "King Ye gave Ah Hen an incomplete pill formula and a snow-singing sword inlaid with twelve sparrow spirits."
You Ming, ""
You Ming felt as if his heart had been pierced through multiple times, like dripping blood. It was truly a great sin for Yan Zhonghua to use such a dirty trick to corrupt his sons young, pure, and simple little mind. It was really a heinous crime.
"I can afford that too," said You Ming.
Feng Jingyu continued, "Among the twelve sparrow spirits, there is one emerald in color, three purple in color, and the other eight are indigo."
You Ming, ""
Cant afford to provoke, cant afford to provoke.
You Mings eyes began to turn red with envy. Yan Tianhen acted like he didnt know anything as he smiled and said that he would go discuss the next Great Demon-Sealing Array with his Dage, then ran away. Just in time, Yan Zhonghua appeared, and You Ming saw the culprit. He immediately bared his teeth and wanted to ask about his crimes.
Yan Zhonghua said without waiting for him to question him, "I heard that I abandoned my wife first, and then sent someone to chase you and Ah Hen, which made both humans and the heavens very angry and resentful?"
"Ah, recently my memory has been getting worse and worse. What else do I have to do?" You Ming instantly withered and laughed twice, turning around and saying, "I remember there are still some things to do, so Ill be leaving now."
Yan Zhonghua stood in place and narrowed his eyes as he stared at You Mings back. After a while, he also left.
Yin Xingli seemed to worship Esteemed Lan Yue very much and called him "Gege" very affectionately, which was completely different from Yin Xinghans attitude towards Esteemed Lan Yue.
Lin Xuanzhi looked at Yin Xinglis inability to get away from flattering Esteemed Lan Yue. Finally, he could not help but say, "They are obviously identical twins, but why is there such a big difference in disposition?"
Yin Xingli proudly said, "Young Master wont understand this. I was born before Yin Xinghan. When my mother gave birth to me, it was natural. When she gave birth to Yin Xinghan, it was difficult. It was probably because Yin Xinghan had been in her stomach too long, so his brain was deprived of oxygen, which is why his brain is not very good."
Esteemed Lan Yue couldnt help but look at Yin Xingli with suspicious eyes and ask, "How come I remember that your birth was the difficult one?"
Yin Xingli, ""
Lin Xuanzhi was happy. To be honest, Yin Xinglis temperament was much more pleasing compared to Yin Xinghan, especially when this man worked hard and took no pay.
Lin Xuanzhi also showed concern. "You and Yin Xinghan are twins and can sense each other. When Martial Uncle killed Yin Xinghan, how could you have not felt anything?"
Yin Xingli looked at Lin Xuanzhi with a smile and shook his fan. "How can I feel nothing? When he died, my heart hurt really badly, but its just that some types of pain dont need to be shown on the outside."
Lin Xuanzhi nodded. "It was hard for you."
Yin Xingli shook his head. "This is nothing. After all, I have long wanted to kill that bloody thing who tried to rob me of my vitality in my mothers womb. I can still bear this little pain."
With the help of Yin Xingli and Esteemed Lan Yue, the two prophets looked for the position of the Great Demon-Sealing Array in the East Continent. Everyone else was very comfortable for a period of time.
The days of cultivating immortality were hard, exhausting, and lonely. It was much more enjoyable to do whatever you wanted every day. However, the good days soon came to an end. In a few days, Yan Tianhen was first led by Yan Zhonghua and You Ming to cultivate, and Lin Xuanzhi also entered the soul plate to talk with Yin Chongyue about the true meaning of life.
The soul plate had gone through many changes.
The sun, moon, and stars had already covered the sky, and the outline of the distant mountains went from fuzzy to clear. It seemed that it wouldnt take long to form real things from nothingness.
The few acres of spiritual fields were flourishing and swaying in the sun, and a log cabin had begun to take shape, standing quietly on the side of the sparkling pool. Lin Xuanzhi had recently built it by himself in his spare time. Ah Bai and Hu Po had also grown up a lot, and the two white tigers were playing tag with each other in the fruit trees. They looked very at peace.
After discovering that Ah Bai and Hu Po were a little afraid of Yan Tianhen, Lin Xuanzhi threw these two nasty little things into the Soul Plate. At first, he didnt want Yan Tianhen to see them and become sad. Later, he found that once these two young tigers had the spiritual Qi nourishment of the soul plate, and their cultivation had gradually improved, he didnt intend to let them out again for the time being.
Of course, there was another reason, which was Yin Chongyues mind was too hard to guess. Lin Xuanzhi couldnt be rest assured if he left Yin Chongyue alone in the space. He didnt know what Yin Chongyue would do here, so he let the two harmless tiger cubs stay and supervise.