AGM 554 - Soul Mates
The instant the Lin Xian`er's voice faded, countless sharp gazes instantly riveted onto Qin Wentian as a terrifying pressure bored down on him.
On the roofs of the ancient buildings near the Immortal Ripple Pavilion, there were at least over ten Heaven Chosen gathered there. All of their hearts were higher than the heavens, and extraordinary from birth. They were only here because they heard the number one beauty under the heavens Lin Xian`er was in the Immortal Ripple Pavilion and hence, wanted to see what sort of female she was really like and was it true that she could cause calamity and chaos between the various Heaven Chosen.
And indeed, after their meeting, Lin Xian`er left them with a deep impression. After that battle in the illusion-scape, there were several geniuses that were defeated by Lin Xian`er despite their cultivation bases being the same. This caused them to be utterly shocked in their hearts. Initially they all thought that as a maiden who uses charm to mesmerize guys, she would be extremely weak. However, nobody imagined that she would be so outstanding even in terms of strength. Hence, an indelible impression of Lin Xian`er soon built up in their hearts.
Yet right now because of a single sentence of Lin Xian`er, the geniuses present here all felt humiliation wash over them. In front of all the geniuses, Sir Qin was ranked the first?
Who the hell is this Sir Qin? Did he dare to claim that he was the first among them all?
"I've never heard of a Heaven Chosen at the Heavenly Dipper Realm in the Royal Sacred Region surnamed Qin. The Sir Qin Fairy Lin is talking about, who might he be?" The Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect cast a glance at Qin Wentian while radiating a cold demonic qi that was brimming with battle intent before he turned his gaze back onto Lin Xian`er as though he doubted the truth of her words. Earlier regarding that battle in the illusion-scape, although he wasn't victorious, he was evenly-matched with Lin Xian`er. His opponent was extremely skilled in illusion-type techniques, and could even split into many, appearing and disappearing mysteriously.
"Battle Sword Sect, comprehension of fourteen sword strikes, jumping levels and slaying Ye Kongfan. Other than Sir Qin, who else could there be?" Lin Xian`er smiled her gaze was still fixed on Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian was slightly unhappy. After all a single sentence from Lin Xian`er had pushed him to the edge of the precipice. However, he could sense true sincerity in the eyes of Lin Xian`er with no hints of any hypocritical show of friendship or affection as though the words she had spoken were truly from her heart. In addition to her devastating countenance, one truly couldn't feel the slightest hint of hatred for her.
"Ye Kongfan from Ye, how can he be considered a genius? Is killing him even considered a battle achievement?" The Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect spoke with his words laced with arrogance. He didn't even bother to glance at Qin Wentian any longer as he continued, "The number one from the mouth of Fairy Lin? I could kill him with the ease of flipping my palms."
"Saint Child's cultivation base is the same as Ye Kongfan, an existence at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper. But, I wonder if you would dare to be so brazen if you lowered your cultivation base by two levels." Lin Xian`er had traces of disappointment flashing past her face when she heard the arrogant words of the Saint Child from the Supreme Demon Sect. She then continued in a soft voice, "The number one I'm referring to, isn't one's current combat prowess but one's degree of talent."
"Isn't Fairy Lin's words a little too ridiculous? If we don't talk about combat prowess, what do we, as cultivators of the martial path talk about? Could it be that in battle, your opponent would intentionally restrict his cultivation base to fight fairly against you?" The Saint Child showed no mercy and wasn't courteous in the slightest when he rebutted Lin Xian`er. His voice also grew louder, containing a surge of pride and anger within.
"Since the Saint Child wishes to twist words and force logic, Xian`er has nothing to say. But mark my words, in the Immortal Martial Realm. I'm afraid that Saint Child's talent wouldn't even qualified to be ranked upon the ranking monument." Lin Xian`er didn't mince her words and spoke bluntly, actually entering into a confrontation with the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect.
The Saint Child's countenance flashed with coldness as he replied, "Fairy Lin's words really seem to look down on me. Meeting someone in the flesh truly tears apart the illusion of things one has heard."
"As the saying goes, people who walk different paths are unable to make plans together. The people that Xian`er chose to befriend, are naturally those who are my soul mates." Lin Xian`er emotionlessly replied, silently saying that even though you are the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect, you're not somebody I want to be my acquaintance.
"HAHAHAHAHA!" The Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect burst into crazed laughter. The sound of his laughter was like rumbling thunder, echoing throughout the heavens and earth. He turned his gaze over into the direction of Qin Wentian as his eyes widened in rage. He then opened his mouth and gave a thunderous roar, his actions manifesting a wide and bloody maw in the air that descended from the heavens, pressing down right in the direction of Qin Wentian, wanting to swallow him whole.
"What a powerful beast-howl technique," The spectators in the surroundings couldn't help but to tremble when they felt the amount of demonic qi in the air. The eyes of Duan Han, who was in front of Qin Wentian, gleamed with sharpness as he slashed out with his black sword, severing the space above them, directly cleaving that bloody maw into two. The energy fluctuations continued raining down on the members of the Battle Sword Sect standing around Qin Wentian, causing all their clothes to be torn into tatters.
The crimson-eyed demonic wolf of the Supreme Demon Sect coldly glanced over, its eyes shining with bloody light, causing people to shiver.
"Among the geniuses present, he is number one?!" The Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect angrily grinded his teeth as he spat out the words. His eyes grew incredibly demon-like as he stared hatefully at Qin Wentian and Lin Xian`er, "Lin Xian`er when you enter the Immortal Martial Realm, I shall make you, this number one beauty under the heavens become the slave girl for this saint, a tool for no other purpose than my enjoyment. As for the number one genius in your words, I shall make him crawl before me and become something that I ride under."
As the sound of his voice faded, he sat on the back of the crimson-eyed demonic wolf as he disappeared in an instant, directly leaving this place. Only the arrogance of his words remained.
"Boasting shamelessly." The clear eyes of Lin Xian`er blazed with a cold light as her hands strummed the strings on her zither harshly, causing the melody in the air to be filled with a killing intent.
"I've seen the strength of Fairy Lin today, and shall seek guidance from you some other day. Farewell, we will see each other again in the Immortal Martial Realm." A voice echoed out as a young man soared away. Apart from him, the Heaven Chosen on the roof of the ancient buildings near by all left respectively. Since Lin Xian`er claims that Qin Wentian was ranked number one among all the geniuses present, there was no longer any meaning for them to stay. Although they were all extremely competitive, how could they directly strike out at Qin Wentian? If they did so, wouldn't that mean that their hearts were too frail and weak?
They will remember Lin Xian`er's words. In this journey into the Immortal Martial Realm, everything would be made clear as soon as the names appeared on the ranking monument.
Shang Tong who was far away coldly turned his gaze onto Qin Wentian. His killing intent flashed by and disappeared as his silhouette flickered, making a choice to leave this area.
Qin Wentian originally was also prepared to depart yet he saw Lin Xian`er turning her gaze over as she smiled, "Sir Qin, do you mind coming over to the Immortal Ripple Pavilion to meet with Xian`er?"
Qin Wentian's eyes narrowed slightly as he stared at the smile on Lin Xian`er's face. After which, he eventually nodded his head and moved towards the Immortal Ripple Pavilion.
"Why is it that all good things in the world are all monopolized by him?" Liu Yun sighed in depression. Duan Han's eyes flashed with sharpness as he spoke in a faint voice, "This woman is indeed a fairy from the Celestial Maiden Sect. If the battle in the illusion-scape were to drag on, even I wouldn't be her match. Such a woman wouldn't be so easily controlled by ordinary men."
After speaking, Duan Han directly left. Although Lin Xian`er had always been polite from the start with a smile on her face, her conversation with the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect indicated that there was steel amidst her gentleness. Even the status of the Saint Child wasn't enough to enter her eyes. Only people like Qin Wentian who could defeat her in her illusion-scape was worthy to enough to be her acquaintances.
Liu Yun and the others all felt a sense of disappointment in their hearts. Earlier, they were all defeated by Lin Xian`er in her illusion-scape, hence they all also chose to depart respectively with no complaints. Only a shadow was left behind, but nobody from the Battle Sword Sect cared. They knew that this man Mu Feng only lived to be Qin Wentian's shadow, it was as though he wasn't a real existence at all.
In the Immortal Ripple Pavilion, the curtains closed again after Qin Wentian entered, causing those spectators to feel a sense like they lost something. Lin Xian`er had the name of the number one beauty under the heavens, and was truly so beautiful that a single glance at her was sufficient for one not to forget in their entire life. That seemingly weak-looking maiden caused the desire to protect her to bloom in the hearts of so many strong geniuses, so beautiful that she could cause their wills to waver, let alone the wills of ordinary men. Right now, many silhouettes stood there looking at the silhouettes within the curtains silently, wishing they were the one there with her instead.
Lin Xian`er shifted her posture, causing her back to face the curtains instead. In front of her was actually a lake with many ancient little boats floating on it. These were all maidens from the Celestial Maiden Sect sent to protect her.
"Fairy Lin, is there something you wished to talk to me about?" Qin Wentian stood beside Lin Xian`er. Staring at her at such a close distance, Qin Wentian could clearly sense the charm of this woman. That gentle and fragile appearance and those soul-stirring eyes of hers caused others to be seized with a desire wanting to rush up and hug her in an embrace. That wonderful fragrance emitting from her permeated the air, simple and uncomplicated, yet also projecting a feeling of elegance and nobility.
"Puchi..." Lin Xian`er broke into a smile, resembling the blossoming of a hundred flowers, so beautiful that everything in the world was incomparable to her.
"Why must Sir Qin act in such a restrained manner? I treat Sir Qin as my soulmate, yet with the way you are acting, wouldn't that put Xian`er in an embarrassing position?" Lin Xian`er's every frown and smile resembled nature itself, there weren't any hints of intentional will to charm people within it. Yet just being herself like this was even more attractive compared to intentionally trying. This charisma unconsciously radiated forth from her.
Her laughter bubbled out with every sentence she spoke, causing Qin Wentian to feel the distance between them shortened by several times. He was even stunned into a daze and quickly shook his head to recover as he smiled, "Fairy Lin should be very clear on how charming you are, I think it would be extremely tough if I don't restrain myself."
"Ah is that so?" Lin Xian`er revealed a shy expression before shyly smiling, "Sir Qin can just call me by my name, Xian`er. As for charm, who wins when you compare Xian`er with the Holy Maiden?"
"In my heart, Qingcheng is naturally the most beautiful. But when we are speaking in terms of charm, I'm afraid Fairy Lin is a tier higher than her, easily causing one to be unable to extricate themselves from their emotions." Qin Wentian straightforwardly replied. Mo Qingcheng's beauty could topple empires, her beauty was perfect and holy. In front of others she always projected a cold demeanor causing people not to dare to match gaze with her. However, Lin Xian`er was different, her beauty caused one's heart to bloom with an intense desire to protect her, wanting to get near her.
"Sir Qin is also a man of passion, however if the Holy Maiden knew that you are here with Xian`er, she would surely call me a demoness." Lin Xian`er smiled as her fingers stroke the strings of her zither, causing a melodious sound to once again permeate the air. This tune sounded extremely lively and wonderful, and unconsciously, Qin Wentian found himself mesmerized by the sound of her music.
Listening to the music, it was as though time has been forgotten. In the blink of an eye, night already descended and a full orb hung in the skies. The moonlight cascaded down on the peaceful surface of the lake, and in addition to the sweet melody in the air, it painted a truly beautiful scenario.
Qin Wentian listened to the music, the melody reminded him of everything he had went through with Mo Qingcheng. Occasionally, his thoughts would also drift to that silly lass Qing`er, causing a smile played on his lips. This melody was truly the sounds of nature the heavens bestowed to lovers in the mortal world.
Turning his head, Qin Wentian cast a glance at Lin Xian`er who sat beside him. Underneath the moonlight, her beauty caused even him to be breathless.
Lin Xian`er evidently felt his stare, she turned her eyes onto Qin Wentian and laughed before asking, "Seeing that sweet smile on Sir Qin's face, the music must remind you of your interactions with the Holy Maiden. If she misunderstands Sir Qin for staying over so late, please tell her this for me. There are too many rumors regarding the Celestial Maiden Sect, but I, Lin Xian`er, am not a promiscuous woman. If, in the future, I cannot find a man who can meet my criteria. Then, I shall be like my master, unmarried for the rest of my life."
Qin Wentian's heart trembled, could it be that the sect leader of the Celestial Maiden Sect was still unwed because she couldn't find her true Mr. Right? A character like Nangong Zhu wasn't sufficient to move her heart, from this one could see how high her expectations are.
"Might I ask what kind of man would be your ideal companion?" Qin Wentian curiously asked.
"The Royal Sacred Region has a total of eight young men at the Heavenly Dipper Realm that has the capabilities to suppress this era, I'm afraid they are even stronger compared to Sir Qin. I don't have any intentions of belittling Sir Qi with my words, but these eight young men are absolute geniuses that truly have heaven-shaking talent, they aren't someone that Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect is able to match. One can only imagine the prestige they hold." Lin Xian`er smiled as she spoke. Qin Wentian didn't mind as he replied with a smile, "Xian`er do not belittle yourself, I'm sure you would surely find somebody whom you would really love."
"The night is late, Xian`er I'm going back now." Qin Wentian stood up. Lin Xian`er nodded with a smile on her face, "Take care, please convey my well-wishes to the Holy Maiden.
After that she winked at Qin Wentian causing him to burst out into cold sweat. Would Mo Qingcheng be jealous?
"I'm sure we'll meet again someday." Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he soared into the air.
Lin Xian`er stared at Qin Wentian's departing figure, a slight smile on her face. Taking out an ancient scroll with a few names already listed on it, she wrote three characters underneath: