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On the last night of the 10004th year of the Divine Prefecture Calendar, a crescent hung high in the sky.
In the Zhongzhou City region of the Barren State, there was a group of extremely luxurious, palace-like buildings. At the top of a building, there was a richly decorated house. At the moment, there were two very beautiful figures standing on the house, staring at the dazzling scene before them. In the distance, fireworks bloomed brilliantly in the sky. However, the two still seemed to be somewhat lonely, even though the place they were at looked fantastic.
This was the Zhuge Family, a top clan in the Barren State.
“Do you miss him?” one of the ladies suddenly asked as she smiled and looked at the younger, fairy-like lady beside her. At the moment, the fairy-like lady was looking up at the lonely moon.
“Yup.” Hua Jieyu nodded gently and grinned brightly. “He must also be looking at the moon and thinking of me now.”
“Does he dare not to?” Zhuge Mingyue smiled and said, “Now he should be in the Barren State as well. I wonder which small city he is in. He should have already gotten a map of the Barren State and know where the Zhuge Family is at.”
“Sister, how long do you think he would need to come here?” Hua Jieyu asked softly.
“I guess he will come once he reaches the Noble Plane. With such a pretty girlfriend outside, how could he not be anxious?” Zhuge Hui said, smiling.
“With you taking care of me, why should he be worried?” Hua Jieyu stared at Zhuge Mingyue and her clear eyes were filled with gratefulness. “Sister, thank you.”
“You don’t have to thank me. I will wait for him to return my favor to you,” Zhuge Mingyue remarked jokingly. “He promised me that in the future he will protect me. By that time, remember to remind him about it.”
“No problem. I will do so with him.” Hua Jieyu grinned brightly. In this year, the sister had done so many things for her that she could hardly pay it back. In particular, not long ago, the sister had offered a fate-changing opportunity to her.
“I know that you love him.” Zhuge Mingyue smiled.
“Sister, Jieyu, we should go. They are urging us.” Suddenly, a pure and charming figure walked over. It was Beitang Xing’er, the sixth disciple of the Cottage.
“Alright,” Zhuge Mingyue nodded, after which she and Hua Jieyu turned around and walked down from the house. The three people walked together in the Zhuge Family. On their way, many people looked at them. Some seemed to be envious while others were filled with admiration, especially when they saw the fairy-like lady under the moonlight. Her name was Hua Jieyu and she had returned with Zhuge Mingyue. She had an exquisite look and moreover was so young, attracting the attention of countless people in the Zhuge Family. However, Zhuge Mingyue had been protecting her closely and so nobody dared to touch her.
Nobody knew why Zhuge Mingyue was so good to her. Not long ago, Zhuge Mingyue even gave the life-changing opportunity to evolve her talents to Hua Jieyu.
That day, everyone in the Zhuge Family paid much attention to Zhuge Mingyue, but the person who walked out was Hua Jieyu. Nobody would forget the scene: the fairy-like lady appeared with a seven-colored halo around her body as if she was a goddess from heaven.
The talents of Hua Jieyu who already had all the elements were evolved further and she became a super-rare ultimate sorcerer, a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer.
That day, many people thought that the leader of the family would be furious, but because of the birth of a Divine Spiritual Sorcerer, the leader did not blame Zhuge Mingyue. Instead, he only heaved a sigh, not knowing why his daughter would choose this.
The Eastern Region of the Barren State, Divine Sky City, Celestial Pavilion. The place was filled with a melodious music which displayed how much the musician missed someone. Moonlight poured down onto a handsome face, and the courtyard seemed to be extremely peaceful.
After a long while, the music slowly stopped. Ye Futian moved his finger from the strings and lifted his head to look at the moon in the sky. In the Zhuge Family, is Jieyu also looking at the moon just like me? Is she doing well? The second sister will definitely not let her be mistreated. Thinking of the second sister, Ye Futian smiled. He was not used to not having the second sister beside him. He really enjoyed the times when he was protected by her.
Now, the second sister must also be protecting Jieyu just like how she had protected him.
Not far away from Ye Futian, a single-armed figure was sitting down quietly. He was similarly looking up at the crescent. The moon delivers love thousands of miles away. Clearly, Ye Wuchen was also thinking of someone.
“You’re thinking about Chenyu,” Ye Futian said softly.
“I left her behind and came to the Barren State. It has been such a long while. She must be hating me so much,” Ye Wuchen said softly.
“Then you should focus on cultivation and go back next time to marry her,” Ye Futian said.
Ye Wuchen did not speak and only sat there in silence.
Ye Futian smiled and continued playing the guqin. The melodious music passed with time, and the 10004th year of the Divine Prefecture Calendar finally passed.
The next morning, the courtyard was extremely quiet. Ye Futian opened his eyes and looked up at the sky. A bright smile then appeared on his face. It was another new start. On the previous night, his Spiritual Energy broke through and his sorcery entered the Middle Arcana Plane.
The effect of the Dragon Grass last time was still present, thereby allowing him to break through again in such a short period of time. Furthermore, he felt that after the medicated baths over these few days, his physical strength was also about to break through soon.
Yu Sheng walked over and asked Ye Futian, “Do we leave today?”
“Yup,” Ye Futian nodded. “Where have you been last night? Why didn’t I see you?”
“After the medicated bath, I have been cultivating. My martial arts level has increased,” Yu Sheng answered.
Ye Futian was momentarily stunned, after which he smiled brightly. His Spiritual Energy had broken through, while Yu Sheng did so for his martial arts. It seemed that they were both not far away from the complete Middle Arcana Plane.
Suddenly, Shen Yu walked in from the outside hurriedly. Noticing her expression, Ye Futian asked, “What happened?”
“Miss Long is here.” A strange look appeared in Shen Yu’s eyes because it was not just Long Ling’er who was here.
“Ling’er?” A weird expression appeared on Ye Futian’s face. Did she really come here?
“Brother Futian.” Ye Futian heard a voice from the distance, after which he saw an elf-like figure walking towards him. Behind her, there was another person, a very beautiful lady. This caused a strange expression to appear on Ye Futian’s face. Standing up, he greeted, “Madame.”
“Please don’t be so polite. I just wanted to chat with you,” Madame Long said, smiling.
“Sure,” Ye Futian nodded and signaled to Shen Yu. Shen Yu understood his intent and bowed, after which she left. At the moment, she could not remain calm. The female leader of West Mountain Dragon Clan actually came to visit Ye Futian herself.
Madame Long glanced at the other few people and Ye Futian said, “They’re all very close to me. Madame, you can say it directly.”
“You are from the Eastern Barren Territory right?” Madame Long stared at Ye Futian.
Ye Futian looked at Madama Long, after which he smiled and nodded, “It seems like you have also heard about what happened in the Eastern Barren Territory.” When he gave Ling’er the music score, he was already expecting this to happen, but it was much quicker than he thought. The Ukiyo was not a secret and it was easy to find out that he was the person who had obtained it. However, he had told Ling’er that she could only tell her parents about it. During the banquet on the previous night, Ye Futian had a good impression of Madame Long. Although he could be exposed, there was no resentment or conflict of interest between the Dragon Clan and him. Therefore, the leader of the Dragon Clan would almost certainly not sell him out. After all, he was but an unimportant figure and the Dragon Clan had no reasons to betray him. Hence, it should not cause any problems.
“Yes I have heard about it before,” Madame Long nodded. Then, she took out a badge and added, “You should continue to take Celestial Pavilion. Since Ling’er has given this to you, it’s inappropriate for me to take it back. In the future, nobody in the Dragon Clan will say anything about it.”
“Err…” Ye Futian stared at Madame Long. Obviously, he knew that it was completely different to receive the badge from Madame Long as compared to Long Ling’er. After all, Long Ling’er was still young and did not have much right to speak in the family. Thus the disciples of Dragon Clan dared to call him into question. However, it would be totally different if Madame Long gave him Celestial Pavilion. If he was a person whom the madame regarded highly of, nobody would dare to say a thing.
Madame Long smiled and continued, “You have all come from thousands of miles away. Even though you are all talented, your cultivation will still be delayed by the lack of resources. Do you plan to keep selling music scores in the future? Furthermore, if you run into any trouble in the future, being the owner of Celestial Pavilion will help you at least partially. If you still reject this, I would have come here for nothing.”
Ye Futian knew that Madame Long was saying the truth. Dragon Clan had bought Celestial Pavilion and Madame Long gave it to him. Being the owner of Celestial Pavilion would, therefore, mean that he had Dragon Clan behind his back. This would clearly cause the rest to be somewhat scared of him.
“This being the case, I’ll thank you for the gift, Madame.” Since Madame Long had already said so, Ye Futian could not reject the offer. Thus he could only take the badge which he had returned again.
“Haha.” Seeing the scene, Long Ling’er smiled happily.
“I’ll take my leave first,” Madame Long said, smiling. Both of them did not mention about the Ukiyo, as if they had had an unspoken agreement.
“Brother Futian, the exams of the Top Three Schools are approaching. I have to cultivate hard for a while. By that time, you must come and cheer for me!” Long Ling’er said to Ye Futian.
“Absolutely.” Ye Futian smiled and nodded.
Madame Long brought Long Ling’er and left. Ye Futian looked at the badge in his hand and a strange expression appeared on his face.
“Does this mean that we no longer have to leave?” Yu Sheng muttered.
“Yes,” Ye Futian nodded. He also did not expect Madame Long to deliver the badge here herself.
The 10005th year of the Divine Prefecture Calendar was a new starting point for many. Over these days, Ye Futian and his friends had been cultivating quietly in Celestial Pavilion and growing stronger by the day, until Ye Futian and Yu Sheng completely entered the Middle Arcana Plane, while Ye Wuchen entered the fifth level of the Arcana Plane. The three had all become stronger and were heading towards the Noble Plane.
Divine Sky City was slowly becoming livelier. The exams of the Top Three Schools were approaching and there were more and more outsiders in the city. Many people crossed over vast distances to come to Divine Sky City just so that they would not miss the exams this year.
At the moment, a group of people arrived outside Starry School in Divine Sky City. Among them, there was a beautiful lady. She looked at the majestic college before her which she longed to join. Not far away, a pretty figure approached her and shouted, “Yurou!”
“Sister!” Wang Yurou shouted, smiling. She had also come to Divine Sky City.