This was not the first time Ye Futian had come to pay a visit, but he was refused before by the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky.
Would Ye Futians visit be denied again this time?
Ye Futian had not embarked on his journey alone to the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty and the Violet Heavenly Palace.
In Brahmas Pure Sky, all the goddesses looked at the sky beneath, and Ye Futian clearly felt all their divine spirits focusing on him. However, as he looked up, his eyes showed no disturbance.
Jiang Chengzi stood quietly next to him. Ye Futian had no quarrels with Brahmas Pure Sky and had no plan to do anything harmful there, so it was enough with just him by his side.
In todays Heavenly Mandate Realm, perhaps no one would dare not making some allowances for Ye Futian.
The fact was, Ye Futian could influence all principalities other than Brahmas Pure Sky.
However, for some reason, Brahmas Pure Sky seemed to intend on setting a boundary with Ye Futian. Last time, Ye Futian had also invited Qin He to the City of the Ruins. However, the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky did not permit it and brought Qin He back with her.
Jiang Chengzi was a little puzzled about all this, and he wasnt clear why Ye Futian wanted to visit Brahmas Pure Sky. However, he didnt probe. He and assumed that Ye Futian must have his own reasons.
At this time, there were goddesses coming down from the Brahma Pure Sky, and the one in the lead was an unparalleled beauty, with the most alluring temperament; it was the premier virgin of Brahmas Pure Sky, Qin He.
Qin He alighted in front of Ye Futian, her eyes were full of smiles, and she whispered softly, "Since we parted ways at the Gods relic, Young Master Ye, you are now famous in the Nine Realms."
"Dont tease me, goddess," Ye Futian said smilingly. He was always on good terms with Qin He, but they were not here today to chat about old times. He asked, "Is Her Majesty ready to receive me?"
"Well, Her Majesty asked me to come to greet Young Master Ye." Qin He nodded slightly and said, "This way."
Ye Futian took a deep breath. This time, did the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky finally decide to receive him?
Lifting his feet, Ye Futian stepped up, walking toward Brahmas Pure Sky, but his steps were somewhat heavy. Even when he was destroying the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty and Violet Heavenly Palace, he had not felt this way. But at this moment, he was inexplicably somber and nervous.
He was afraid that the result would not be what he wanted.
His every step was heavy. He had always wanted to come to Brahmas Pure Sky to find out in person, but at this moment, he was walking rather slowly.
Jiang Chengzi gave Ye Futian a surprised look. He was pondering the exact relationship between Ye Futian and the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky. This was the first time he had seen Ye Futian behaved like this. Even when they were at City of the Ruins, surrounded and besieged by various principalities, he had never behaved like he was at this moment.
What was making him so nervous?
Stepping across the buildings and crossing over Heavens Gate, they walked in the direction of Heavenly Palace.
Finally, a staircase appeared in front of them that led directly to the peak of Brahmas Pure Sky.
"Her Majesty is waiting for young master Ye up there," Qin He said to Ye Futian. She then stood aside, not intending to go along with him.
"Wait for me here," Ye Futian said to Jiang Chengzi.
"Very well," Jiang Chengzi nodded. Today in Heavenly Mandate Realm, no one would dare to make a move against Ye Futian.
Ye Futian walked up along the staircase, and it was very high. With heavy steps, Ye Futian climbed, and finally, he could see what was above.
Raising his head slightly, he continued up, and misty clouds now appeared under his feet.
Finally, he climbed off the staircase and came to Brahmas Pure Sky.
In just an instant, his body seemed to freeze, and he could no longer take another step.
Time seemed to stand still at this second.
In Brahmas Pure Sky, a woman stood there quietly, peaceful and beautiful, just like someone in a painting. Refreshing and one of a kind, she was not so unapproachable as the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky to make one felt out of reach. Her beauty was of the world, but that which could satisfy all imaginations about beauty, so that even in the world, she was not any less inferior to those goddesses.
But it was not her beauty that touched Ye Futian, but the fact that it was such a familiar face. Countless times, this face that had appeared in his dreams, imprinted in the depths of his memory, an unforgettable face.
Scenes from the past replayed in his mind. Her name was Hua Jieyu, a talented girl in the Qingzhou Academy. In her time, she had been a goddess worshipped by those at the Academy.
At the end of that year, the girl took his hand while watching the boats sailing around Qingzhou Lake and the fireworks that spread from the sky, she asked him if they were in a relationship or not.
The goddess of his youth, innocent and beautiful.
From Qingzhou Academy, Nandou Clan, Nandou Nation, to Eastern Barren Territory, they had gone through many storms together and finally come out together.
However, all of this was destroyed in that battle. In the battle that took place at the Barren State and under siege from all the holy lands, she laid in his arms and told him that in the future, he must find a better woman because his empress ought to be someone who would make all others pale in the Nine Heavens.
She had also said not to be bossed around by that woman, however. Because in this life, she was the only one who could order him around.
Scene after scene emerged. It was as if a lifetime had passed in front of his eyes. An instant could be so interminably long.
There were tears in Ye Futians eyes, but they were not tears of sadness, but of joy.
This outcome seemed better than he had expected.
He was so afraid that he would found nothing on this trip to Brahmas Pure Sky.
He walked up to her and reached out, wanting to caress her face again. However, before he could do that, someone appeared in front of Ye Futian, standing between the two.
Noble and unapproachable.
Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky.
Because of Hua Jieyu, Ye Futian had ignored her presence, but she was always there.
Ye Futian frowned and wanted to speak.
"She is not the person you are looking for," the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky spoke first.
"No matter what you have done, I can look past them; I owe you a favor," Ye Futian said. Since Hua Jieyu was still alive, then it was the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky who had saved her.
He would not pursue the reason why she had concealed the truth.
As long as Jieyu was alive, it was enough.
"Your wife is dead." The Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky stared into his eyes, Ye Futians heart trembled, and his face suddenly paled as he looked at Hua Jieyu.
"You know this better than anyone else. Your wife died for you. What you see in front of you now was formed from what was left of her soul. Although I reshaped her physical body, she is no longer your wife," the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky continued.
Ye Futian remembered that battle, in which Hua Jieyu was left only with a trace of her soul, and it dissipated between heaven and earth.
But seeing Jieyu standing in front of him with his own eyes, he couldnt believe it.
"Jieyu," he looked at her.
Hua Jieyu returned his gaze, and Ye Futian saw that her eyes were as calm as stilled water. There seemed to be no disturbances in her eyes. It was as if he was indeed just a stranger.
At this moment, Ye Futians heart suddenly ached.
How could it not be?
The woman who had appeared in his mind countless times was now standing right in front of his eyes.
"What did you do to her?" Ye Futian stared at Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky, and his eyes suddenly became extremely cold. Those eyes, cold as steel, actually made the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky felt a sense of chill.
"I already told you that she is not your wife. Now, she is my direct disciple, and she will inherit my craft. In the future, she will inherit Brahmas Pure Sky and become the next Lady who rules Brahmas Pure Sky." She looked at Ye Futian indifferently.
Ye Futian stared at the other, "Even if she had really forgotten about everything, she is still my wife, even if it was just a remnant of her soul, it wont change anything."
"Shes leaving with me."
The Lady looked at him and said coldly, "If shes willing, I will not stop her."
Ye Futian walked past her and stood in front of Hua Jieyu. He looked at her and stretched out his hands. However, seeing Hua Jieyus eyes, he hesitated. So, he put his hand down again and whispered, "Jieyu, its me."
Hua Jieyu turned around and walked away, then just sat there.
Ye Futians heart seemed to be struck by a sword. It was so painful that he felt like his heart was broken.
"Qingzhou Lake was where we fell in love. Dont you remember?" Ye Futian looked at her and asked.
"Book Mountain, on our wedding day, the Eastern Barren Territory came to congratulate us. Jieyu, dont you remember?" Ye Futian continued.
Ye Futians voice was trembling.
"Everything that had happened, you should know better than anyone else, so why bother deceiving yourself?" Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky turned to look at Ye Futian, saying, "Your wife already perished in that battle."
"I want to take her away from here," Ye Futian insisted.
"You have vanquished the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, the Violet Heavenly Palace, and the Purple Gold Rat Clan, so if you really want to do this, I cant stop you. If you want to forcefully take her away against her will and disregard her feelings, then do what you will," the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky said calmly. Ye Futian felt a pain prick at his heart.
He walked to Hua Jieyu and said with a smile, "You little devil, did you really forget me?"
With her eyes closed, Hua Jieyu simply sat there quietly.
Watching her, Ye Futian suddenly felt weak all over. Even though he was Renhuang, it was as if he had exhausted all his strength.
"Then, I will come see you another day." Ye Futian displayed a bright smile, but it seemed somewhat forced. On the bright side, at least, she was still alive, right?
Ye Futian looked at Lady of Brahmas Pure Skys Pure Sky and said, "I may come from time to time in the future. I beg your forgiveness in advance."
Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky frowned, seemingly displeased.
Ye Futian ignored her reaction and turned to walk down the stairs.
He went all the way down and didnt seemed to hear Qin He even when she greeted him. He left with Jiang Chengzi.
After his departure, Brahmas Pure Sky remained quiet.
The Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky looked at Hua Jieyu, who was sitting there. Two trails of tears had streaked from her tightly closed eyes. When those beautiful eyes opened again, they were full of tears.
"When did his hair turn all white?" A heartbreaking voice spoke. It seemed to contain endless sorrow and pain.
It must have been hard for him to bear. The desperation must have been overwhelming.
Would she forget about him?
How could she forget?
Even if she had forgotten who she was, or the whole world, she would never forget him.
"Forget, and you dont have to endure this kind of pain," a voice said. It was the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky who spoke to her.
Hua Jieyu raised her head to look at the Lady of Brahmas Pure Sky, and suddenly she smiled and replied, "It is because it hurts that I wont forget!"