“Good day, elders.” At that moment, an alluring figure walked in, a jug of wine in her hands. The woman was extremely beautiful and her eyes had a hint of quick-wittedness.
“This young lady is?” Emperor Ye asked Hua Fengliu.
“This girl is the famous Witch Clan’s witch Gu Biyue. She was sent to the College to cultivate, but she’s been running to my place very conscientiously. I don’t know what she’s after.” Hua Fengliu replied, smiling.
“Elder, you’ve misunderstood Biyue. The College Chief knows that all of you are here, so he specifically gave the order for a jug of fine wine to be sent here. This wine is rumored to be able to improve one’s constitution and is beneficial to cultivation,” Gu Biyue claimed, smiling.
“Thank the College Chief for me,” Nandou Wenyin said, smiling. “Little Biyue, come over and sit with us too.”
These few years, the Sword Saint had taken very good care of them and would often send over precious materials to improve their cultivation and potential. If it was not for the Sword Saint, Emperor Ye would not be able to come so often to the Book Mountain to cultivate.
“Okay.” Gu Biyue smiled, taking a seat at the table. She asked, “I’ve heard that all of you here today are Ye Futian’s elders, do you all have any stories to share?”
“Trying to get news about my disciple again?” Hua Fengliu looked at Gu Biyue and continued, “I’ve already told you, you don’t stand a chance.”
“I’m just curious.” Gu Biyue looked back at Hua Fengliu and said, “Moreover, if I had met Ye Futian earlier, maybe your daughter wouldn’t have had a chance either.”
“You sure are thick-skinned.” Yi Qingxuan smiled faintly and said with a joking tone. Gu Biyue consistently came over, so they were all familiar with her.
“If you have the talent, you can learn it too,” Gu Biyue replied, grinning.
“Speaking of that fellow, I wonder how his cultivation level is after leaving for so long.” Yi Xiang also missed Ye Futian and Yu Sheng, he had not seen the two of them for an even longer time.
“They should have reached the Upper Arcana Plane,” Hua Fengliu predicted.
“That’s only around my level,” Gu Biyue said. “I’ve stepped into the Upper Arcana Plane a few days ago.”
“Probably, I wonder if Futian has gone to find Jieyu.” Nandou Wenyin sighed and continued, “Her second sister is supposed to be from an elite faction in the Barren State, Futian’s going to suffer.”
“Why don’t you feel sorry for my disciple?” Yi Xiang asked Nandou Wenyin.
“You’re not sorry for Futian?” Nandou Wenyin smiled, asking back.
“Why would I care about that fellow?” Yi Xiang was reluctant to admit it.
“That’s right, that fellow is so sly, he’s probably being free and easy.” Tang Lan also chipped in.
“Aunty Tang, you’re speaking badly about me again.” At that moment, a voice sounded in the distance. The people at the table were all stunned, then they all stood up and raised their heads. They saw a group of people flying in the air and the people at the front were Ye Futian and Hua Jieyu.
“Dad, Mom!” Hua Jieyu shouted.
Hua Fengliu had not come around from the surprise. It was only until Hua Jieyu landed in front of him that he broke into a brilliant smile.
“Master, masteress, old man Yi, Emperor Ye, why are you all here?” Ye Futian said, smiling. The group landed and Yi Xiang saw Ye Futian’s complacent smile and said, “Looks like Tang Feng guessed correctly, you are indeed free and easy.”
“Master, Qingxuan,” Yu Sheng walked forward, saying. Yi Qingxuan’s eyes were moist, but she was still smiling. She only felt like crying.
“That fellow actually managed to find you,” Hua Fengliu looked at Hua Jieyu and said. The Hua Jieyu now had an even more eminent aura, but she had gotten skinnier.
“Yes.” Hua Jieyu nodded her head lightly and said, “Dad, your disciple is really splendid.”
Hua Fengliu did a double take. It was like they said, daughters would always side with their husbands. Look at her, praising her man in front of her father.
“Wuchen.” At that moment, Emperor Ye looked towards Ye Wuchen.
“Uncle,” Ye Wuchen also addressed him.
“Your father often talks about you. These few years, Chenyu has gone back to see them a few times. Do go back home to visit since you’re back,” Emperor Ye said.
“Okay.” Ye Wuchen was miserable upon Emperor Ye’s words and said, “I’ll go find Chenyu.”
“Go ahead,” Emperor Ye smiled and Ye Wuchen shot off like a sword from its sheath towards the top of the mountain.
“Noble Plane.” Emperor Ye’s gaze focused and he said, amazed. A Noble Plane cultivator could be an emperor of a country in the Hundred Lands. Now, Ye Wuchen had entered the Noble Plane at such a young age.
“Wuchen has entered the Noble Plane?” Hua Fengliu looked in his direction and asked.
“Yes.” Ye Futian nodded and said, “Master, Yu Sheng and I have entered the Noble Plane, do you want to spar with us?”
Hua Fengliu saw Ye Futian’s cheeky smile and ignored him. He looked at Hua Jieyu and said, “Jieyu, as your father, I need to seriously consider your relationship between you and Ye Futian.”
“Father-in-law, I was wrong.” Ye Futian quickly walked behind Hua Fengliu and massaged his back for him, saying, “Master, don’t stoop to my level.”
“You’re already a Noble Plane cultivator and you still don’t care about your image. How preposterous,” Hua Fengliu said.
In Hua Fengliu’s mind, a Noble Plane cultivator was already able to hold his own in any region.
“I don’t need any image in front of Master.” Ye Futian said, “I was painstakingly brought up by you.”
“Mm, those words are pleasing to my ear.” Hua Fengliu nodded his head with no reservations.
“I can’t stand this master-disciple pair.” Nandou Wenyin smiled and shook her head.
“Haven’t you gotten used to it yet.” Nandou Wenshan stood beside her, laughing. He had heard from Hua Fengliu that when he was first disabled, it was Ye Futian who had carried him into Donghai City. At that time, they were given the cold shoulder by many people and were taken in by Tang Feng. Thinking back, it was really a desolate period, but thankfully that was all in the past.
The relationship between the two of them was probably like father and son.
“Uncle, you’re here too.” Ye Futian addressed him. After all, he was a sweet talker.
“Yes, the Sword Saint allowed us to come to the Book Mountain whenever we like,” Nandou Wenshan replied.
“Big brother is really meticulous.” Ye Futian nodded his head, then his gaze turned towards Ye Danchen, Ye Lingxi. The witch Gu Biyue was also here, this made him curious.
“What are you looking at?” Gu Biyue saw Ye Futian’s confused look and asked, “Are you surprised?”
“You, why are you here?” Ye Futian asked curiously.
“This little girl is now cultivating on the Book Mountain and she often comes here to ask about your past stories,” Hua Fengliu did not evade the topic just because of Hua Jieyu but directly replied instead.
“You can’t have fallen for me?” Ye Futian’s expression got even more perplexed.
The people around were all speechless and the witch also did a double take, but she still smiled charmingly and said, “That’s right, do you want to take me in as a concubine?”
“I have to discuss this with my wife,” Ye Futian said with a deadpan expression.
“I’m fine with it.” Hua Jieyu grinned and walked up, saying, “I don’t have any issues with a concubine.”
The witch stared at the pair in front of her and wanted to go on a rampage. The two of them actually dared to accept her offer She had lost.
“I have an issue with it.” A young girl stood in front of Ye Futian and said, “If my brother wants to marry a concubine, she has to pass me first. Big brother Futian, sister Jieyu, isn’t that right?”
Ye Futian and Hua Jieyu looked at Long Ling’er in bewilderment. What logic was that?
“You’re right.” Ye Futian saw Long Ling’er’s expression and nodded.
“Did you hear that.” Long Ling’er looked smugly at the witch. That woman had an aura of foxy wiles and did not look as pretty as sister Jieyu, she would need to be on guard against her.
“You. You’re good.” The witch Gu Biyue was floored and left dejectedly.
“Futian, who is this young lady?” Nandou Wenyin looked at Long Ling’er and asked.
“She’s a younger sister that I got to know outside. This lass is really mischievous, she even kidnapped me initially.” Ye Futian shook his head with a bitter smile.
“Big brother Futian, why are you bringing up that insignificant matter. It was because I was young and immature back then,” Long Ling’er said timidly, then turned to Nandou Wenyin and said, “Ling’er pays her respects to uncle and auntie. Sister Jieyu looks like a Goddess. Sure enough, her parents also look like gods, you two are so good-looking.”
“What an obedient little girl you are,” Nandou Wenyin replied. Ye Futian was flabbergasted. Obedient This was a little devil.
“Master, masteress, this is Chief Chen, an elder of mine,” Ye Futian also introduced Chen Yuan to them.
Chen Yuan had been observing silently and he was surprised by how heartwarming the scene between Ye Futian and his loved ones was. There was no trace of the peerlessness at the foot of the Holy Zhi Palace. The Ye Futian now was like a teenager that had not grown up.
The scene actually made him a little envious. At that moment, Chen Yuan’s gaze turned towards the top of the mountain and he said silently, “Sage Plane.”
Ye Futian looked in that direction too and replied, “It should be my big brother. Come on, let’s go visit my big brother.”
“Okay.” Hua Fengliu and the rest nodded. The group of them started to make their way to the top of the mountain. While traveling, Hua Fengliu and Yi Xiang looked at Chen Yuan and could instantly feel his Sage aura. This elderly person was potentially an extraordinary expert. They wondered what Ye Futian had been through in the few years outside the Eastern Barren Territory.
At that moment, many disciples from the College appeared. When Ye Futian entered the Book Mountain, he had been seen by some people. Now, many of the disciples knew that he was coming and it caused a commotion in the College. To the College and even the Eastern Barren Territory, Ye Futian was a legendary figure.
On the main peak of the Book Mountain, there were many people walking, forming a huge formation. There were people from all peaks appearing and the scene was spectacular.
The Sword Saint and Goddess Wangyue sat there quietly. As they saw Ye Futian’s group walking over, the two of them had gentle smiles on their faces.
“Big brother, Goddess,” Ye Futian called out to them. He saw the two of them standing together and thought, what a perfect match.
“Big brother, clan leader,” Hua Jieyu also called out. She had once cultivated in the Moon Clan.
“You’re back.” The Sword Saint smiled, nodding his head. He then saw Yi Xiaoshi and asked, “Why didn’t Xue Ye and Luo Fan come back with you, they should have met up with your second sister and Xing’er?”
Since Ye Futian had brought Hua Jieyu back, he should have found the Zhuge Clan.
“Heh.” Yi Xiaoshi nodded and replied, “Second sister had a mission for fourth and fifth brother, so we did not come back together.”
“Did you see your third brother?” The Sword Saint asked again.
“I saw him once. Third brother is a Sage Plane cultivator now, big brother can rest easy,” Ye Futian replied.
“I’m naturally not worried about Dongliu’s cultivation. However, with his personality, he could easily offend others outside,” the Sword Saint replied. He then turned his gaze towards Chen Yuan who was standing at the side and said, “Elder.”
The College’s disciples were all stunned. The Sword Saint had addressed that elderly person as ‘elder.’ How high was that person’s cultivation level?
“No need to be courteous,” Chen Yuan said. “I’m only accompanying Futian back this time, it looks like my presence is making all of you uneasy. I wanted to tour around the Eastern Barren Territory as well, you can go ahead.” As he said that, Chen Yuan moved in a flash and left the area.
How fast. Many people were astounded. The Sword Saint asked curiously, “Who is that elder?”
“The College Chief of the Divine Sky City’s Starry School, in the Eastern Region of the Barren State. I stayed there for a while after I went to the Barren State and the College Chief treated me very well,” Ye Futian replied.
“Will you be cultivating there in the future?” the Sword Saint asked.
“No. I will be going with Jieyu, Yu Sheng and the rest to the core of the Barren State, Zhongzhou City’s Holy Zhi Palace to cultivate. If big brother wants to look for me, you can go there directly,” Ye Futian replied and changed the topic, “Let’s not talk about this for now, when will I be able to attend big brother’s wedding?”
“When the members of the Cottage gather once again, probably.” The Sword Saint sighed. He had not forgotten his teacher, who had been taken away.
“Big brother, I want to visit the Cottage,” Ye Futian said.
“Alright, I’ll accompany you there. Now, the Cottage is used by the disciples who used to be from the Moon Clan,” the Sword Saint said, and the two of them made their way to the Cottage. Many people looked at their figures and started discussing.
What kind of place was the Holy Zhi Palace? Ye Futian was actually accompanied by an extremely strong Sage Plane cultivator on the way back. What did he do outside? They could hardly imagine it.
Some of the younger disciples had only entered the Book Mountain for less than two years. Their expressions were filled with admiration, was that the legendary Ye Futian who had killed off multiple experts in the Sky Mountain fight? He looked so young.
What a pity that they were unable to meet the Cottage’s second and third disciple. They wondered what cultivation level Ye Futian was at now.
Among the disciples, there was an extremely appealing girl standing there quietly. She had ravishing looks and a graceful demeanor. She was one of the top three beauties of the Eastern Barren State, Chu Yaoyao. She had seen him again, he was still the same as before, but he appeared to be more magnificent now.
Ye Futian and the Sword Saint strolled in the Cottage, looking at the familiar buildings that had changed. They walked all the way to the back mountain, discussing certain matters.
Ye Futian briefly told the Sword Sage about his experiences in the Barren State and about his second sister and third brother.
The cool wind swept past and the two of them walked to the cliff. The Sword Saint looked at the clouds and said, “With Dongliu’s personality, he likely will not step into the Zhuge Clan without defeating Bai Luli. However, if it’s really like you said, Bai Luli is the tenth on the Barren Sky Ranking, how would he be defeated so easily. Dongliu can only depend on himself.”
“Big brother, have you ever thought of venturing out?” Ye Futian asked.
“The Eastern Barren Territory carries teacher’s dreams. He had always wanted to use peaceful methods to achieve it. Unfortunately, things often go contrary to one’s wishes. Now that I have the chance, I will naturally help teacher to achieve it. Until then, I will not think about the future.” The Sword Saint smiled and said, “The law power emphasizes following one’s heart, one’s cultivation and mindset is the same.”
“Mm.” Ye Futian nodded. With big brother’s current mindset, it was an alternative form of cultivation. He could feel that big brother was different from before.
“Little brother, do you know why your brothers and sisters have such high hopes for you?” the Sword Saint asked.
Ye Futian shook his head, but he knew that his brothers and sisters doted on him the most.
“That’s because you are the person that teacher was truly looking for.” The Sword Saint looked in the distance and said, “I trust teacher. Little brother, maybe nobody knows how your future will be like now, but if there’s one person who can find teacher, it will definitely be you.”
“I will work hard.” Ye Futian nodded his head sincerely.
“Me too,” the Sword Saint said. “The College will forever be your home. If you run into trouble outside, tell me. Your big brother’s cultivation level may not be high, but I will do my best to strive for the day where I can personally witness the expectations that teacher had for you come to fruition. I also want to see that sight.”
Ye Futian smiled radiantly and said, “Big brother, it’s a promise.”
“It’s a promise.” The Sword Saint nodded!