Translator:Nyoi-Bo StudioEditor:Nyoi-Bo Studio
Ye Futian was not the only one who was surprised. A look of shock came over all the cultivators at the Xuantian Pavilion.
Many people were looking at Yin Tianyu of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, and then at Ye Futian.
If there were candidates, the two of them were definitely among them.
As for the others, they were just secondary characters in this.
Many serving maids walked among them, saying, "Xuantian Pavilion has arranged places for all of you. We will take you to your places now to rest. Of course, if you wish to leave, you may do so at any time."
The Xuantian Goddess had already officially announced that Qin He would have to choose a Spiritual Partner. This was a situation that affected almost all of the Heavenly Mandate Realm. How could they all just leave? Naturally, they took their places.
They all looked at each other and then started looking all around Xuantian Pavilion.
There were also many of the cultivators who studied under Goddess Xuantian there at Xuantian Pavilion. They were cultivating.
It was a huge area, with many pavilions and gazebos, ancient palaces and temples, and platforms for cultivating, fighting, and martial arts displays.
Ye Futian and those with him were set up in one of the pavilions. The serving woman said, "If you need anything, just call, and we will come immediately."
"Thank you," said Ye Futian with a slight nod. The serving woman left.
The people from the Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven all looked surprised. Hua Qingyun looked at Ye Futian, saying, "What is Goddess Qin He doing? Could it be that she has not even thought about this yet?"
Ye Futian did not understand what Brahmas Pure Sky was doing either. Was this their plan, or had it been Qin Hes idea?
This was a confusing situation, and it was becoming even more incomprehensible by the moment.
"Perhaps Goddess Qin He wanted to see how we would react to this. Otherwise, she could end up very embarrassed if she was refused," said Hua Qingyun with a smile. "If Qin He made the offer to you, would you refuse her?"
"." Ye Futian said nothing for a while.
"Qin He would be furious if you refused her. She might even choose the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty," said Hua Qingyun with a smile.
Ye Futian had a bit of a headache. Perhaps he should take the initiative and seek out Qin He to ask her why Brahmas Pure Sky was doing this?
If it was really like Hua Qingyun had said, and Brahmas Pure Sky and the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty made a marriage alliance, then that would be an absolute disaster for the Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven. The first one to be damaged by this would be Third Brother. The Heavenly Mandate Dynasty wanted his life.
"In a bit, I will go and find out what I can," said Ye Futian softly. No one said anything else, and they all parted.
After a while, someone came as Ye Futian was resting in the courtyard.
A serving girl walked up to him and bowed slightly. "Lord Ye, Virgin Jinyi wishes to pay you a call."
"Show her in," said Ye Futian.
The serving girl nodded and left. After a moment, a magnificently beautiful figure entered. Ye Futian had crossed paths with her several times.
Jinyi had first seen Ye Futian at Celestial Demon City. Back then, Zhu Yan the Beast had formed a matrix and challenged the human cultivators of the Heavenly Mandate Realm. Ye Futian had performed admirably then and even outshone the Violet Heavenly Palace.
However, although he had been outstanding then, Jinyi could not have imagined just how talented he actually was. Before long, he had become one of the foremost figures of the age.
Although the prophet had predicted that she would become one of the Nine Goddesses, she was still a little bit speechless in front of Ye Futian.
Ye Futian had seen the prophet as well on that day. What had he predicted?
"Lord Ye." Virgin Jinyi bowed to him.
Ye Futian bowed slightly as well. "We have met several times before, Virgin Jinyi. I trust you have been well?"
"No need to be so polite, Lord Ye," said Virgin Jinyi with a smile. She looked at the people around Ye Futian. When they met her eyes, Ye Wuchen, Xia Qingyuan, and the others all knew what she was thinking.
"Very well. What can I do for you?" said Ye Futian with a smile.
Xia Qingyuan looked at Virgin Jinyi warily. Why had yet another beautiful woman come?
Jinyi nodded slightly, then walked over to Ye Futians side. "What do you think of Goddess Qin He?" she said softly.
Ye Futian was stunned. The people around him looked at Jinyi as well. The Black Wind Condor stretched his head forward, and Xia Qingyuans heart tightened. She narrowed her beautiful eyes as she stared ahead.
Ye Futian looked at Jinyi in amazement. "Goddess Qin is incredible, both in terms of her talent and her beauty. She is one of the best of her generation. In the future, she will certainly become a top figure in Brahmas Pure Sky."
"You know that thats not what Im talking about," Virgin Jinyi said to Ye Futian.
Ye Futian looked back at her and was silent for a while. Then he said, "If you have something to say, dont hesitate to say it. I am not quite sure what you mean."
Virgin Jinyi nodded. "Fine, then I will speak frankly. If Qin He chooses you, will you accept her offer?"
Xia Qingyuan and the others around Ye Futian tensed. They all looked at him.
Ye Futian stared at Jinyi. He had said to Xia Qingyuan that Brahmas Pure Sky must have had their reasons for holding this event, but so far, he did not understand them.
Thus, Ye Futian did not directly answer Jinyi. Instead, he said, "Brahmas Pure Sky is the ultimate force in the Heavenly Mandate Realm. Anyone would be willing. Remaining neutral would be the best choice for them. They do not need to get involved in any disputes. Otherwise, no matter who they choose to help win, the one who gains the most will not be Brahmas Pure Sky. Thus, there is no need for Brahmas Pure Sky to get involved. Also, if this is all because they want to have Qin He enter the mortal world to cultivate, there are many other ways to accomplish that. Why would she need to find a Spiritual Partner to enter the mortal world? Moreover, there is no precedent for this in Brahmas Pure Sky. I am not clear on their intentions in this. Please enlighten me."
After saying this, Ye Futian looked at Jinyi and waited for her reply.
But Jinyi just shook her head at him and did not answer directly. Instead, she transmitted, "I dont know either. This was an order from the higher-ups at Brahmas Pure Sky. Even Qin He cannot go against it. She could only make her gamble. If she could have prevented you all from coming up to the Xuantian Pavilion with the Xuantian Matrix, then she would have won. But you already know what happened there."
There were some things that Jinyi could not casually say in Xuantian Pavilion. Moreover, it seemed that her knowledge was limited. This was an order from up above.
At the very least, it had come from someone at Goddess Jiutians level.
It had possibly even come from Brahmas Pure Sky Empress.
In that case, then there was very likely no room for this matter to change. Was it already set in stone?
"Lord Ye, Qin He and I have known each other for many years. I know how proud she is. She has practiced for Her Majesty all along, hoping that one day she could reach her level. What is happening now is not what she would have wished, but if she must choose a Spiritual Partner, then she is closest to you in temperament. It is very likely that she will choose you. That is why I specifically came here to talk to you."
Jinyi was still communicating telepathically with Ye Futian, staring at him the whole time. Last time, when Qin He had returned to Brahmas Pure Sky with him, she seemed to have evaluated him quite highly. She had not rejected him. She remembered that when she had left, it had been unwillingly.
Xia Qingyuan could naturally tell that they were transmitting their thoughts to each other. This made her even tenser. What were they talking about that they could not say it openly?
Was it something shameful?
Ye Futian was silent. This matter was not what Qin He had wished. Nor was it what he wanted. But if Brahmas Pure Sky ordered it, Qin He could not go against her masters.
"Perhaps there is still a way to change things," Ye Futian transmitted to Jinyi.
Jinyi looked back at him and sighed inwardly. Even though Ye Futian had not directly refused, as he had not said, "no," many people had come here for Qin He. Many of them were powerful figures from powerful forces, and they were all that could be wished for. Yin Tianyu, the prince of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, was one of them.
But Ye Futian clearly did not have his heart set upon Qin He. Otherwise, he would not have hesitated and would have answered directly.
A faint look of disappointment flashed in her eyes. At that moment, there was the sound of a fierce collision from outside, and then the faint sound of guqin music.
Ye Futian looked up outside of the palace and reached out with his spiritual energy. He could feel the will of the Great Path trembling violently.
It seems as if a fight had broken out.
With all these powerful figures from top forces gathered together at Xuantian Pavilion, it was inevitable that there would be some friction.
Jinyi looked up as well, then said. "Shall we go and see?"
"Alright," Ye Futian nodded. He did not know how he should respond to Jinyi.
The group of them traveled upwards. They soon reached an empty space up above Xuantian Pavilion. Many people had gathered there.
One of the two fighters was from Sky Demon Court. It was a great peacock demon who was astonishingly strong.
However, the peacock demon was being firmly suppressed. The person who was fighting him was sitting cross-legged as he played the guqin. Each note set the Great Path trembling powerfully. The figures of demonic beasts appeared all around him. There were divine dragons, ancient phoenixes, qilins, and cranes swirling around him.
The image of a giant, golden-winged bird flew through the air, swooping down towards the peacock demon.
Ding! The guqin strings trembled, making the clouds themselves move. The Great Path roared as countless Divine Sounds entered into the giant bird. Brilliant divine light burst into being, making a fierce burst of energy explode out of the giant bird.
Bang! The air trembled fiercely, and the peacock demon was sent flying backward. Many of its feathers seemed to have been torn out.
This man has integrated Divine Sounds into his attack spells, thought Ye Futian as he watched Yan Sui. This cultivator who had come from Shangxiao Divine Palace was exceedingly talented.
"The Sky Demon Court is strong indeed, and their cultivators have gathered here like clouds. But my brother Yi Tianyu is still a hero of Shangxiao Divine Palace. Thus, none of you will get to fight him," said Yan Sui with a slight smile. It seemed that he had taken this chance to fight on Yi Tianyus behalf.
When they heard this, many of the other demons wanted to get involved, but Yan Sui seemed to have lost interest. He turned and looked at Ye Futian. He smiled slightly and said, "Right now, the person that I most wish to test is Brother Ye. Why dont we play a tune?"