Ren Baqian had heard the empress briefly mention Spirit Weapons before. He knew extremely little about them.
What had happened so far was out of his expectations. He unknowingly brought this spirit-formed Spirit Weapon back to Earth with him. Furthermore, it was still in its physical state; completely illogical.
"Sir... let's talk this over nicely..."
"Don't refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit. Do you think l won't call the fire department right now? Just because you teleported here with me doesn't mean I can't handle you..."
Ren Baqian laid on the floor and twitched like a bug. After negotiating with the metal chain for a long time, it still did not show any reaction.
He felt helpless.
What should he do? He couldn't even reach his phone now.
Plus, his body was getting colder and colder.
Ren Baqian felt that he was becoming frozen.
There were still two more days before he returned to Dayao. Would he become an ice sculpture by then?
Could he be saved by heating up his body?
Ren Baqian was already considering whether or not he should think of a way to leave the empress a note. Doing so would give him a chance of being saved.
It was a pity he couldn't even do such a simple task.
"When is the housekeeper coming? Quickly call the police for me!" Ren Baqian looked at the sky and realized it was evening. Immediately, he let out a deep sigh.
"This is such a wrongful death!"
Ren Baqian trembled due to the cold. He tried his best to stand up, but failed.
At this moment, Ren Baqian felt freezing cold. If this situation persisted, he wouldn't live to see tomorrow.
A wave of grief swept over him.
I'm not even married yet! Argh! Argh!
As Ren Baqian felt colder and colder, he began to reminisce about his past. All he could think of was the empress. He remembered every one of her frowns and smiles. Whether she was indifferent, lovely, or mischievous, he cherished every single memory of her.
It was a pity that the warmth from his heart couldn't relieve the chill he was feeling.
At this moment, the metal chain that tangled up his body suddenly moved.
However, Ren Baqian's body was so cold that it had turned numb. As such, he could not feel anything at all.
Very soon, he realized what was going on as the metal chain was slithering around his body.
He was surprised by this turn of events, but he did not know what was going on. However, something happening was still better than nothing happening. Ren Baqian could sense that the metal chain was trying to seek a trace of vitality.
After slithering around Ren Baqian's body twice, one end of the metal chain rose up high like a snake. Before Ren Baqian could react, the metal chain surged toward his forehead. The next moment, it penetrated and entered his forehead.
Within a few seconds, the metal chain was completely inside Ren Baqian's head.
"F*ck, what just happened?" Ren Baqian wanted to move, but his entire body still remained frozen. He could only move his fingers for the time being.
After a long while, Ren Baqian's body recovered its mobility slightly. He touched his forehead to see if there was a hole or not.
However, his forehead was smooth and sleek like before.
He forcibly picked himself up from the floor. Propping himself against the wall, he walked to the bathroom and looked into the mirror to see if there was anything on his forehead or not.
Everything that happened just now felt like a dream.
"What's going on now?" Ren Baqian looked at his reflection in the mirror and pondered.
After a while, he came up with a conjecture.
The metal chain was a Spirit Weapon and was something that was formed by one's spirit after all.
Spirit most likely refers to a person's soul or mind, right?
Ren Baqian wasn't too sure about this and could only make guesses based on its name.
Has this metal chain fused itself with my soul? Or is it residing in my soul?
Ren Baqian reckoned that the metal chain had not fused with his soul because no changes had taken place in his body. That implied the metal chain was residing in his soul.
Could it be feeding on my soul?
The thought of this frightened Ren Baqian.
This thing was formed by somebody's spirit. It came to this world, disconnected from its original master, and entered Ren Baqian's body.
Is it feeding on me? Or is it treating my body as a home?
Ren Baqian hoped it was the latter.
After looking at the mirror for a long while, Ren Baqian could not see anything wrong with his forehead. He still did not know what had happened.
Even if he returned to the Dayao, the empress might not be able to come up with a solution. After all, she had never heard of such a thing before.
Usually, after the master of a Spirit Weapon died, the Spirit Weapon would disappear as well.
Ren Baqian brought this Spirit Weapon back to Earth before its master died and broke its connection to its master, resulting in the current situation.
Its master should be dead by now, right? After all, no one would survive after attempting to kill him outside of the imperial palace. If the assassin was still alive, he would be in deep trouble when he returned to Dayao.
After pondering over this matter for quite some time, Ren Baqian felt a slight headache and rubbed his head.
He went upstairs, switched on his phone, and gave the laboratory a call. Then, he left his house and drove straight to the laboratory. He wanted to do a physical check-up to see if there was anything wrong with his body.
Xu Shan and two assistants were waiting for Ren Baqian at the laboratory. After giving him a thorough check-up, they realized there was nothing wrong with him.
However, Ren Baqian still wasn't at ease. After all, he still did not know what would happen to him now that somebody's Spirit Weapon was in his body.
Ren Baqian finally returned home as midnight approached. He laid on the bed and tried his best to enter the [Visualization of Wood].
After all, now that his strength had increased, he did not want to stop his cultivation.
This incident made him realize how important it was to increase his strength.
As he entered the [Visualization of Wood], his eyes froze. He saw the metal chain winding itself around the huge tree, pretending to be one of the vines. Upon taking a closer look, Ren Baqian realized it was imitating one of the vines and hiding itself among them.
However, its black color and rigid posture made it extremely noticeable. No matter how hard it tried to hide itself, it still could be identified easily.
Do you think I'm blind?
Ren Baqian did not know whether to cry or laugh.
After standing under the tree for quite some time, Ren Baqian began to climb it. When he climbed to the two meter point, he could already touch one end of the metal chain. He reached out his hand and touched it. It was no longer as cold as before, resembling an ordinary metal chain.
The metal chain writhed slightly, appearing as though it was forcibly continuing its guise as a vine despite being made uncomfortable by Ren Baqian's touch.
Ren Baqian's hand froze.
Upon taking a closer look, Ren Baqian realized the metal chain was motionless. It seemed that what he saw just now was an illusion.
Ren Baqian touched the metal chain again and it remained motionless. Ren Baqian began to believe that it had been an illusion just now.
At this moment, the metal chain writhed again.
Ren Baqian's eyes lit up.
This thing is actually alive?
After thinking about it, Ren Baqian reckoned that this might be the case. After all, this thing plunged itself into his head of its own accord. This proved that this thing might be alive.
This worried Ren Baqian even more.
After all, a thing that was formed by somebody else's spirit was residing in his soul or his mind. Furthermore, it was alive, so why wouldn't he be worried?
No one knew what would happen next.