Translator:Nyoi-Bo StudioEditor:Nyoi-Bo Studio
In the blink of an eye, a couple of months had passed. After Ye Futian and Ximen Hanjiang’s battle, the Palace had regained its usual composure. The Law Rank been updated, and nobody questioned the first and second placing.
Gradually, everyone started to treat it normally. Ye Futian had become the symbol of the disciples of his generation, admired by many. The majority of those in the same batch as Ye Futian all respected him, they had all seen how Ye Futian had secured his position at the top of the Holy Zhi Palace with just a few battles. On top of that, the disciples who had just entered the Palace also admired him after hearing Ye Futian’s stories. This senior of theirs was like a legendary figure writing his own story, charting his own growth.
The name mentioned the most in the Palace was Ye Futian’s name.
However, Ye Futian did not care that much. He continued to cultivate in silence, and everyone understood that Ye Futian’s top priority was his cultivation. He had reached the top of the Law Rank too quickly, obtaining first on the Law Rank when he was a Grade Three Noble, so he still needed a fair amount of cultivation before he could enter the Sage Hall.
Apart from his cultivation, there were often disciples from the same batch who visited Ye Futian to consult him on cultivation matters. If he had the time, Ye Futian would give them some pointers. This caused the bolder new disciples to also go to him for pointers, causing Ye Futian to be unable to relax in his free time.
Many new disciples who had been taught by Ye Futian felt that they had learned a lot, causing them to admire Ye Futian’s strength even more. This caused Ye Futian’s reputation in the Palace to reach another high, far surpassing the previous first on the Law Rank, Ximen Hanjiang.
At that moment, in the Battle Sage Palace at Ye Futian’s cultivation area, there were two beautiful young ladies bidding goodbye to Ye Futian, saying, “Thank you, brother Ye. If the chance arises, we will come and learn from brother Ye again.”
“Sure.” Ye Futian smiled and nodded.
“Brother, if we come and drop by next time, you can’t complain that we are talkative,” the other lady also smiled brilliantly and said. Ye Futian nodded again, the two of them then smiled and left.
When they left the Battle Sage Palace, one of the girls smiled and said, “Brother Ye not only has exceptional potential, but he is handsome and also so approachable.”
“Yup, indeed, he’s not like the rumors at all. It’s hard to imagine that brother Ye would say such arrogant words at the Battle Sage Palace,” the other girl recalled the rumors circulating around the Palace about Ye Futian and replied. Back then, Ye Futian had ignored all the people who doubted him in the palace and never looked them in the eye.
“When he’s arrogant, he’s unparalleled, but usually he’s amiable and refined.” The girl beside her had a look of infatuation and said, “Little Yan, I feel like I’m in love.”
The girl beside gave her a look of disgust and said scornfully, “You’re the daughter from an elite clan, how can you be this starry-eyed? What kind of person are you? Brother Ye is mine.”
“Why don’t you die!” Their gleeful banter continued as they moved further and further, but in reality, they both knew that Ye Futian and Hua Jieyu were a perfect match. Moreover, beside brother Ye, there were other alluring beauties like Phoenix, Yun Shuisheng, and a few others.
On the other end, Ye Futian let out a sigh. He was a little troubled. Because he had the habit of giving the Palace’s disciples pointers, there were a few disciples in the same batch as him that looked for him for help. However, after the news spread, more and more people started to visit him for guidance. He was the most well-known person in the Palace, after all.
“What are you sighing about?” beside him, Yi Xiaoshi asked.
Ye Futian looked at Yi Xiaoshi and said, “Being handsome is also troublesome. It’s a feeling that seventh brother will never understand.”
“….” The fatty’s face turned black and he glared at Ye Futian and said, “I’m breaking off our relations.”
Ye Futian shrugged his shoulders. Trying to scare him?
“The next time Jieyu comes, I need to have a good chat with her. Little brother seems to be teaching more and more little sisters.” Yi Xiaoshi stared at Ye Futian.
“Uhh” Ye Futian looked speechlessly at Yi Xiaoshi and retorted, “Fatty, have a conscience.”
“Did I say anything wrong? There are a few little sisters that have come quite often, am I right?” The fatty grinned and looked at Ye Futian.
“Brother, we’re all brothers, there’s always room for discussion. Which little sister do you like, I’ll introduce you,” Ye Futian smiled and said, hugging Yi Xiaoshi by the shoulder in an intimate manner.
Yi Xiaoshi’s eyeballs rolled in their sockets and he replied, “You can introduce them to me one by one, it’s good to have more interaction.”
“….” Ye Futian looked at Yi Xiaoshi in dismay. This was the fatty’s true self; how shameless. “I didn’t expect that brother was this kind of person,” he said grudgingly.
“I learned it from someone.” Yi Xiaoshi looked disdainfully at Ye Futian. This b*stard, showing off in front of him all the time. If it wasn’t because he couldn’t defeat him, he would have beat him up a long time ago.
“It looks like I need to reconsider our relationship,” Ye Futian sighed and said.
Yi Xiaoshi gave him a look of contempt.
“Futian,” at that moment, a voice sounded out. Ye Futian and Yi Xiaoshi turned around and saw Hua Jieyu running towards them. Yi Xiaoshi had an interesting look on his face. Speak of the devil. However, he soon realized that Hua Jieyu’s expression was off and his expression changed to one of concern.
“What happened?” Ye Futian naturally realized that Hua Jieyu’s expression was off and asked.
“There’s trouble.” Hua Jieyu walked over to Ye Futian with a glum expression. Ye Futian’s heart sank. Jieyu had never behaved like this before. For her to be this worried, there was evidently huge trouble. Could it be the Eastern Barren Territory?
“Second Sister is in trouble,” Hua Jieyu replied.
Second Sister. Ye Futian and Yi Xiaoshi were both stunned for a second.
“Jieyu, what happened?” Ye Futian saw that Jieyu was extremely worried and flustered.
“I heard news from the Sage Palace. A few days ago, the Sage Palace’s elders and the White Cloud City’s experts went to the Zhuge Family for Bai Luli to propose marriage to the Zhuge Family. Both parties had a happy discussion, and it is very likely that the marriage will go through. Bai Ze and Zhuge Xing are both planning to head to the Zhuge Family. The news was spread by them, perhaps intentionally,” Hua Jieyu said.
Although she had never officially joined the Cottage, she was often at the Cottage and was later brought to the Zhuge Family by Zhuge Mingyue. Zhuge Mingyue treated her like a younger sister and gave the best to her. That was why, to her, Zhuge Mingyue was not only Ye Futian’s sister, but she was also her own sister. She also knew that the Cottage had a tacit coupleZhuge Mingyue and Gu Dongliu. She had been by Zhuge Mingyue’s side for quite some time, so she naturally knew some of Zhuge Mingyue’s secrets. Now, such a piece of news had spread, she wondered how Zhuge Mingyue was feeling.
“Have they not given up on what happened back then?” Ye Futian’s expression immediately became extremely grim, his tone full of displeasure. It was rumored that second sister had run away and was taken in by their Master to the Cottage to escape her marriage. That would mean that when Second Sister was younger, the Zhuge Family had already suggested marriage to the White Cloud City, but it was terminated due to her leaving home. Now, the White Cloud City’s Young City Lord Bai Luli was a legendary figure who was tenth on the Barren Sky Ranking, while Sister had similarly entered the Sage Plane. Their marriage should be theirs to decide, so why were the elders bringing up and interfering in such an old matter.
“Why is the Palace interfering in this matter?” Ye Futian was furious and puzzled. The Holy Zhi Palace was a holy land for cultivation and disregarded happenings in the outside world. Otherwise, the Palace had disciples from all major clans. If a clan broke into a war, how would the Palace handle it? Why would the Palace interfere with Bai Luli and his sister’s matters? He did not understand.
“I don’t know.” Hua Jieyu shook her head, equally puzzled as to why the Palace would take a stance. Even if Bai Luli was an elite genius and acknowledged as the successor of the Holy Zhi Palace, the Palace should not have to go to the extent of interfering with Bai Luli’s Path Companion.
“It’s too quick,” Ye Futian suddenly said. Hua Jieyu and Yi Xiaoshi looked at him with confused expressions.
“At the start of the year, during the admission examination, sister watched the battles while chatting with me. At that time, I could already feel that she had matters troubling her. I tried to hint to her that I would grow stronger quickly, but it still happened too quickly,” Ye Futian said. Now, he had already proven himself as the first on the Law Rank, invincible in the Noble Plane and had obtained the right to enter the Sage Hall. However, he had evidently not surpassed Bai Luli’s position in the Palace. If he was given just one more year, he could definitely do it. However, everything had progressed too quickly. Perhaps sister had already predicted it at the start of the year, which was why she was troubled.
“There has been no news of Third Brother. I wonder where he has gone.” Yi Xiaoshi was also worried. In the Cottage, big brother, Second Sister and Third Brother were like their elders and the Cottage’s faith. Now that something like this had happened, how could they not worry?
“Back then, Third Brother challenged Bai Luli and failed. He’s definitely trying to improve his cultivation. However, Bai Luli is cultivating in the Holy Zhi Palace, so Third Brother would have to take unconventional means to surpass him. He must have gone to an extremely dangerous place,” Hua Jieyu guessed. Ye Futian nodded. Bai Luli was renowned in the Barren State, his reputation would definitely be deserved. Even Di Gang and Ximen Hanjiang, elite geniuses in the Barren State, had Bai Luli as their target.
“Prepare to head to the Zhuge Family,” Ye Futian said, leaving the area.
“Where are you going?” Yi Xiaoshi asked.
“I’m going to find Master and ask him why the Palace has interfered in this matter,” Ye Futian replied, walking in the direction of the Battle Sage Palace’s Battle Sage Hall.
“Futian.” Outside the ancient hall, Ye Futian met Sage Jingang and his brother Dou Kun.
“Uncle-Master, Brother.” Ye Futian called out to them, “I have a favor to ask of Master.”
“Regarding your sister?” Sage Jingang asked Ye Futian.
Ye Futian was stunned. He did not expect that Sage Jingang would guess it.
“Yes,” Ye Futian nodded and replied.
“Futian, don’t interfere in this matter,” Sage Jingang said. Ye Futian’s expression froze. Evidently, his uncle-master also knew what was happening!