Yan Zhonghua was slightly dissatisfied. "What are you saying in front of our child?"
You Ming retorted, "Ah Hen will understand this kind of thing sooner or later. Hes also not young now, but he is still a lonely virgin. How can you bear it?"
Yan Zhonghua pinched the tip of You Mings nose with a smile. "Only you have so much nonsense to say."
"You actually think what I said is nonsense. You dont love me anymore."
Yan Zhonghua responded, "Rubbish."
You Ming grinned without regard to his image.
Yan Tianhen, ""
"Damn it, you two are really enough. Im telling you, your behavior is not conducive to the healthy development of a childs body and mind."
Perhaps because he sensed the resentment from single-Yan, Yan Zhonghua loosened the tip of You Mings nose and spoke, "Ive heard a little about the events in the Southwest Land, but youll still need to tell me the details."
Yan Zhonghua was a little more reliable. Although he had been hanging out with You Ming for a long time, he could also take some time to care about his sons movements while taking advantage of the temporary pause in between "sparring".
You Ming said, "So who exactly killed Fu Yu? To think Fu Yu was actually killed, although he did deserve to die."
Yan Zhonghua said mildly, "Huarong Sword Immortal."
You Ming was surprised. "You actually took a fancy to Huarong Sword Immortal?"
Yan Tianhen nodded shyly.
You Ming curled his lips and spoke disdainfully, "Whats so good about him? You can tell from first glance that he has a cold and indifferent personality."
Yan Tianhen said, "Precisely; I like the cold and indifferent ones."
You Ming shook his head, then continued, "Even if you like him, he doesnt necessarily like you. Who knows, maybe he will inherit Myriad Dao Academys orthodox Dao in the future."
Yan Tianhen pouted. "My father was originally supposed to inherit the Qianyuan Dynasty, but didnt you win him over just the same?"
You Ming was speechless for a moment.
He didnt know that he had actually set such an example for Yan Tianhen.
Yan Zhonghua looked at his son and warned, "Orthodox Dao is different from the secular dynasties. You will understand in the future."
You Ming came to his senses, "For those with sword bones, the higher their cultivation, the more emotionless and detached they are. If they fall in love, they might suffer a Qi deviation or even die. Huarong Sword Immortal is someone with an innate sword bone that finally appeared after ten thousand years. Ah Hen, think carefully about what you want."
Yan Tianhen said thoughtfully, "So its like this."
Then he smiled. "I was just casually saying it. I admire Huarong Sword Immortal very much and hold him in high esteem. He is a towering mountain that people look up to. How can I have these selfish thoughts towards such a righteous person? Its already a great fortune that I got to know him. If I can become his close friend in the future, then Ill really have used up all the luck Ive saved up over several lifetimes. As for other matters, naturally, they wont ever happen."
You Ming also smiled as he patted Yan Tianhens head. "Rascal, to think you can even joke about this kind of matter. If those old bastards at Myriad Dao Academy heard it, theyd definitely fight you. However, its actually no big deal if you really did take a fancy to him. Your Dad will just knock him out and carry him back. Whats so difficult about that?"
Yan Tianhen couldnt help but tearily say, "You really are my biological dad", then mercilessly refused the offer.
You Ming expressed that it was such a pity.
In the end, the matter with Huarong Sword Immortal was still just a personal consideration. Since there was no hope for the time being, Yan Tianhen didnt talk about it anymore.
Yan Tianhen remembered the idiot he met on the way home, so he changed the subject, "By the way, Dad, when I returned, I met Yan Chenxiao on the road. He insisted on making an agreement with me to duel in swordsmanship. Whoever loses will get lost from Myriad Dao Academy."
You Ming wasnt concerned at all. "Then duel ah. But you have to be merciful. You cant kill him in a moment of carelessness. Dont make trouble for me. Yan Zizhang has never liked me over the years. Hes been trying to cause trouble for me, so dont give him any opening."
Yan Tianhen, ""
Yan Tianhen said, "Your esteemed self has quite the confidence in me."
"Of course, nobody understands ones son better than his father."
Yan Tianhen mentioned this matter precisely to let You Ming know in advance. If he half-crippled that Yan Chenxiao in a moment of carelessness when the time came, You Ming would also be prepared to clean up after him in advance.
Taking advantage of meal time, Yan Tianhen focused on telling all the events that happened in Fu Yus wedding ceremony, including stuff about West Lands Yue family and Longyao Lingheng.
After hearing this, You Ming was not surprised at all.
The West and North Lands controlled two sources of sparrow spirits. If they cooperated, he was afraid that they wouldnt be far from the next disaster caused by sparrow spirits.
Yan Zhonghua glanced at You Ming and asked, "Why did your eyes shine when you were talking just now?"
You Ming restrained himself a little and replied, "Life is too dull and cultivation is too boring. Sooner or later, some fleas will have to jump up to make life more interesting."
Yan Tianhen silently wiped his face. "Dad, originally the Longyao family and the Yue family were both in seclusion, so they wouldnt come out and ask about worldly matters at all. Every year, they took the initiative to give many sparrow spirits. Thus, we let them go free even though they were so powerful. However, in recent years, they have other ideas. If they continue like this, perhaps the Royal Heavenly Capital will have to change locations one day."
You Ming smiled. "How can it be so easy to change? Even if they have sparrow spirits, who has the most sparrow spirits in the world? Its none other than the Yan family. Do you think the Yan family has been hoarding sparrow spirits over the years for fun?"
Yan Tianhen frowned. "But sometimes I think there are some problems with this method. The Southwest Lands mines produce very little sparrow spirit, yet they have to pay the same amount of tribute as the West Land every year. Doesnt that make it clear that we want them to buy from next door? Its better to find another way to make up for the loss of sparrow spirits."
You Ming rubbed Yan Tianhens head. "You dont understand this. Of course the Yan family will never allow them to make up for their losses by other means. After all, the ultimate goal of the Yan family is to take back as many sparrow spirits as possible. The Southwest Land buying from the West Land also means that there are fewer sparrow spirits in the West Land. If the other seven Lands buy sparrow spirits from the West Land, the disaster of sparrow spirits can no longer happen again."
Yan Tianhen suddenly realized, but after thinking about it, he was still worried. "But what if this isnt handled well and the West Land enters an alliance with the other Lands?"
You Ming curled his lips. "They dont even have sparrow spirits. How can they fight?"
Yan Tianhen, ""
Yan Zhonghua said after hearing this, "I think the most difficult thing to explain is still the matter with Fu Yu."
"The pregnancy pills, right?"
"This is one of them." Yan Zhonghua tapped on the tabletop. "Pregnancy pills are extremely rare. Back then, your dad struggled just to get one. Who could easily batch refine pregnancy pills?"
You Mings eyes sank. "Damn it, its a waste of precious items to use it on women. If I learn the refiners identity, Ill definitely force him to refine eight or ten for me."
Yan Zhonghua, ""
Yan Tianhen wiped his sweat. "Dad, be serious."
You Ming said, "Im serious ah. Pregnancy pills can only be discovered in fortuitous encounters and not sought. If someone really can refine them in batches, wouldnt they be rich? I didnt say I wanted to eat it myself ah."
Yan Zhonghua glanced at him and then continued, "Secondly, it is enough to wait for the tiger clan to investigate. All Divine Clans have such taboo and unnatural techniques. At the beginning, for the sake of stability, the nine Divine Clans gathered together to burn those taboo skills and return them to heaven. The tiger clan has the least amount of taboo skills. I remember the forbidden technique to improve ones bloodline from back then, and it has indeed been completely destroyed. Its just that we dont know if someone from the inside or the outside spread the information to Fu Yu."
"If its from an external source, then the situation is dangerous." You Ming clicked his tongue. "Moreover, the Beast Emperor is also being haunted by the Dream Ghost now and cant wake up, so it must be hard on the Beast Empress, that tigress."
"Tigress?" Yan Tianhen nearly spat out a mouthful of tea.
You Ming nodded. "Yeah, of course she is a tigress, in every sense of the word."
Yan Tianhen, ""
Yan Zhonghua calmly said, "Your dad had some friendship with her before, and he was even chased and beaten by the Beast Empress."
Yan Tianhen. "I understand."
This wasnt the first time that You Ming held a grudge. Yan Tianhen was afraid that You Ming still remembered the scene when the Beast Empress first beat him.
Yan Tianhen suddenly thought of Reincarnation Palace and spoke with a frown, "The Beast Empress made a deal with Reincarnation Palace, who actually knew that the Dream Ghost asked for Huarong Sword Immortal by name."
"I havent heard Reincarnation Palaces name for a while." You Ming raised his eyebrows slightly. "There is no conflict between Reincarnation Palace and Huarong Sword Immortal, is there?"
Yan Tianhen answered, "There shouldnt be any. I havent heard anything about them making contact."
You Ming added, "But Reincarnation Palace also has no conflict with money."
Yan Tianhen, ""
After thinking for a while, You Ming said, "Its no big deal even if they did tell the Beast Empress. In any case, with Huarong Sword Immortals temperament, he wont necessarily help the Beast Emperor."
"Because he doesnt want to become entangled in worldly matters." You Ming spoke with profound meaning, "Once he helps the Beast Emperor this time, Im afraid that he will not be able to easily refuse assistance to any family that asks him for help in the future. Huarong Sword Immortal is a reasonable person and naturally will not change his principles easily."
Yan Tianhen said, "Then Im relieved."
The family of three chatted for quite a long time, and only under You Mings urging did Yan Tianhen go to rest.
After Yan Tianhen left, You Ming sighed and was a little sad. "He seems to have fallen in love with Huarong Sword Immortal at first sight, unable to forget him."
Yan Zhonghua said, "This is not necessarily a bad thing."
You Ming was confused. "Why? If this is the case, then Ah Hen is destined to have a bumpy love life."
Yan Zhonghua, however, was very open-minded. "At least the person that Ah Hen likes is an honest man. Originally, Ah Hen was not keen on cultivation at all, but ever since he was rescued by Huarong Sword Immortal, he has worked hard, and now his cultivation is considered reasonable. I think he wants to be more qualified to stand beside Huarong Sword Immortal."
You Mings heart became sour. "But what if Huarong Sword Immortal ultimately chooses the orthodox Dao instead? Wont my familys Ah Hen be broken-hearted?"
Yan Zhonghua looked at You Ming. "Huarong Sword Immortal also treats Ah Hen a little differently."
"I dont see it."
"Its hard to say in detail, but no one can tell the future. Ah Hen has his own sense of propriety, so let him make his own decisions."
You Ming could only nod, thinking, Ill have to pay Huarong Sword Immortal a visit after Ah Hen gets admitted to Myriad Dao Academy.
Speaking of which, ever since Yan Tianhen reached Profound Realm, his need for sleep was much less, and even all-nighters didnt affect anything. Moreover, there were quite a few people in the Nine Lands who were bent on seeking the Dao, and many people wished to spend all their time on cultivation every day. Both sleeping and eating was regarded as a waste of life.
Yan Tianhen could be considered lazy. Although he didnt need to sleep, he still liked to lie in bed and empty his mind. Although he didnt need to eat, he was still interested in delicious food.
Yan Tianhen was lying in bed thinking about what happened before, but after a while, a fluffy tiger cub jumped onto his bed, pressing down on his chest.
Yan Tianhen turned to see Hu Pos beautiful eyes and couldnt help laughing. "You havent seen Ah Bai for so many years. You probably miss him too. How about I take you with me this time to Myriad Dao Academy?"
Hu Po stepped on Yan Tianhen with a haughty catwalk, then nodded.