Chapter 683: Omen of Breaking Through
In Chu, the Mo Residence now was extremely lively. Those of the Qin Clan had already arrived at the Royal Capital and Qin Chuan and old man Mo would often sit together to discuss the details of the grand wedding.
Qin Wentian's friends also arrived one after another. Ouyang and Jiang Ting, Fan Le and Xuan Xin, Qin Zheng and Yun Mengyi, and even Chu Mang also brought a female over. This female was none other than Xuan Yan of the Mystic Maiden Sect. This cause Qin Wentian to be taken aback but he soon congratulated Chu Mang. Pair after pairs of companions stood together, causing people to feel admiration and envy.
Chu Wuwei would also frequent the Mo Residence. Firstly, it was to make arrangements for things, after all as the Emperor of Chu, he had many things he needed to do, many orders he needed to issue. Secondly, it was because of treatment. Qin Wentian asked those experts from the Medicine Sovereign Valley to diagnose the reason why Chu Wuwei was unable to cultivate. It was discovered that he had a unique acupoint in his body and his medical case was extremely rarely seen. Chu Wuwei had exceptionally strong affinity and senses for astral energy, even stronger compared to Chu Mang. He could draw in astral energy but because of that missing acupoint, his body had no way to 'store' the energy. The energy he takes in would all dissipate on its own naturally.
Every time when he absorbed astral energy, he could only circulate it around his body once.
In reality, those with that unique acupoint were extremely suitable for cultivation. It was only that because Chu Wuwei didn't know the special techniques required for these people to cultivate. This made Chu Wuwei sigh, initially he thought that he was destined never to be able to cultivate yet only to discover now that his talent for cultivation was outstanding. But regretfully, he missed the best period during his youth to cultivate and was now already thirty years old. It would be tough for him to have any accomplishments if he started now. This could only be said to be a case of fate pulling a prank on men. However Chu Wuwei being Chu Wuwei, he soon adjusted his mental state. After all, compared to a trash who couldn't even cultivate, he was much better off. At least he could start cultivating now upon learning the special techniques. Who knows, maybe he might be able to accomplish something in the future.
After this, the knot in Chu Wuwei's heart was finally loosened. He then placed all his efforts into organizing and arranging matters for Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng's wedding.
As for Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng, the two of them had completely nothing to do and would idle their time away. They would frequently gather with their friends and chat or they would usually walk around the Royal Capital, roaming all about.
Right now, there was only one more day to the date of Qin Wentian's grand wedding. The entire Royal Capital of Chu was in jubilation. Banquets were set around the whole Royal Capital as the troops of the royal clan patrolled the city. Each and every inn were preparing their best wines and dishes with all expenses borne by the Royal Chu Clan.
Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng ambled around slowly, touring the Royal Capital. They couldn't help but to have a bitter smile on their faces when they saw the scenes. This Chu Wuwei truly went all out, as though everyone in the Royal Capital was having a wedding. However, Qin Wentian also didn't have the intention to reject his good will. After all, Qin Wentian also wanted to give Mo Qingcheng an unforgettable wedding, allowing her to engrave that day deeply in her heart forever.
Climbing onto the rooftop of a building, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng comfortably laid there enjoying the warmth of the sun.
"There's just one more day. Everything feels like a dream." Mo Qingcheng held on to Qin Wentian's hand, feeling his solid grasp as the sun rays cascaded over them. The smile in Mo Qingcheng's eyes was as radiant as the sun.
Qin Wentian turned his head over only to see that Mo Qingcheng was similarly facing him. Both of them could feel the deep emotions within the depths of their eyes.
"So is this a beautiful dream or a nightmare?" Qin Wentian smiled.
"You guess." Mo Qingcheng smiled sweetly. Staring at her smiling countenance, Qin Wentian leaned forward to give Mo Qingcheng a gentle peck on her lips.
"The weather today is excellent, seems like tomorrow is going to be a good day." Qin Wentian interlocked his fingers and placed his hands behind his head, lying down on them like a pillow. His eyes then slowly closed, enjoying the tranquility of this moment.
Mo Qingcheng's mouth twitched, this fellow was really good at changing the topic. However, she soon laughed and gently laid on his body in silence, enjoying the rare tranquility together with him.
A warm gust of gentle wind gently blew by. Qin Wentian's eyes were closed as he relived the experiences he had throughout these ten years. Truly, looking back now, everything felt like a dream.
Ten plus years ago, he was still a youth in Sky Harmony City, the foster son of the Qin Residence. And in the span of a single day, the Bai Clan betrayed him, the Ye Clan and Royal Clan made his life extremely difficult and it was as though an apocalypse was on the verge of coming for the Qin Clan. Luckily because teacher Mustang saved him, he was fortunate enough to survive. He used an item granted to him by Uncle Black and lost consciousness, waking up in the wilderness. It was there where Mo Qingcheng and Little Rascal discovered him but sadly, the him then didn't know that Mo Qingcheng was the one who saved him. He thought his savior was Liu Yan.
His heart boiling with anger, he came to the Royal Capital, participated in the entrance test of the Emperor Star Academy and met Fan Le. After which, it was the 'first time' he met the number one beauty of Chu, Mo Qingcheng. And indeed, her beauty could only be described as breathtakingly stunning.
After that, he joined the Emperor Star Academy and was provoked constantly by the clans of nobility in the academy. In addition, the son which the then Emperor of Chu doted on most, Chu Tianjiao, was directly acting against him, causing him to face countless tribulations, narrowly escaping danger or overcoming them by the skin of his teeth. Each and every memory flashed past his mind.
And next, after the situation in Chu was stabilized, he went to roam Grand Xia, entering the White Deer Institute, improving his knowledge on divine inscriptions, killing Hua Xiaoyu before making his escape to the Azure Continent. He then joined the Unmatched Realm, obtained the position of the top ranker in the Heavenly Fate Rankings etc... all the way until he stepped into the Royal Sacred Region, seizing the number one ranking in the Immortal Martial Realm up until the time that he returned to Chu. There were simply too many things he faced in these ten plus years but still when he looked back now, everything seemed so brief, as though all of these things happened just yesterday.
He thought back to those kin, friends, and people who loved him when walking this path. Tightly holding onto Mo Qingcheng's hands, Qin Wentian's eyes were still close. But now, he felt as though even with his eyes closed, he could see the sky. And in the middle of the sky, there was an illusory silhouette that was somewhat blurry. That silhouette was very beautiful, Qin Wentian tried his best to materialize the silhouette, and upon seeing clearly the countenance of this person, Qin Wentian's heart trembled with emotions as something akin to heartache threatened to rend his heart strings.
"Qing`er...I'm about to get married soon. You will surely congratulate me right..?" Qin Wentian's lips curled slightly in an arc as though he was smiling. He thought back to the maiden akin to a snow-lotus who had accompanied him for almost every step of his journey after he met her. It seems like it has been a very long time since she last appeared. Qin Wentian recalled the moment back then in the Battle Sword Sect when Qing`er said to him, 'You no longer need me.' At that very moment, he felt a sense of hurt threatening to rupture his heart. Everything seemed to have already been pre-destined when she said that.
The light wind continued, yet it was no longer as warm and had traces of coldness in it. It was as though Qin Wentian's state of heart had influenced it.
Sighing, the silhouette of Qing`er in the middle of the sky disappeared. Shaking his head, another smile appeared on his face as he squeezed Mo Qingcheng's dainty hand in his grasp.
From some unknown location, sounds of a beautiful melody drifted into his ear, causing him to feel a bout of drowsiness. Gradually, he slipped into a deep sleep.
In his dream, resplendent sources of light appeared in his surroundings. He saw his astral souls, the violent Demon Sovereign astral soul, the Heavenly Hammer astral soul that was full of power, the tyrannical and sharp King Sword astral soul... These astral souls radiated motes of astral light that permeated the air, which gradually circulating around Qin Wentian.
These motes of light had the earthen-yellowish tinge which was an indication of Force, the crimson blood-colored tinge that indicated the savageness of Demons and a resplendent white tinge which indicated the sharpness of Sword.
The motes of light gradually fused together, transforming into a terrifying force that was enveloped by an all-encompassing dreamforce. When this energy moved, scars appeared in the air, rending this space apart with pure destruction.
"So, this way is possible too." Qin Wentian woke from his dream and opened his eyes. He felt as though many things were clearer to him now.
There were many different kinds of possibilities regarding fusion of true intents. Two of the exact same true intents when fused could result in an entirely different end product. Qin Wentian earlier had already found a kind of fusion method. But now, he realized that he shouldn't forcibly fuse the intents together. Dreamforce should be soft and encompassing, walking the line between reality and illusory. There was no need to fuse it forcibly, and achieve a balance between three intents like his Illusory Demonforce. If he just used his true intent of Dreams to lightly envelop the other intents he wanted to fuse, an entirely different energy that wouldn't be any weaker would be created.
"Qingcheng," Qin Wentian called out.
"Mhm." Mo Qingcheng gently replied.
"Let us return. I feel that I should be able to start the condensation of my constellation already." Qin Wentian mumbled, his words causing Mo Qingcheng to shake slightly as her beautiful eyes flashed with surprise.
"Seems like tomorrow is a good day indeed." Mo Qingcheng smiled. Since Qin Wentian said he should be able to start condensing his constellation, it was most likely true. A Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant not even at the age of thirty? Even in the entire Royal Sacred Region, he should be the only one right?
"Okay." Qin Wentian smiled and nodded his head. In fact, when he had already comprehended his true intents and yet to step into the ninth level of Heavenly Dipper, he could already try to breakthrough to the Celestial Phenomenon Realm. However, when he was in the Medicine Sovereign Valley, he read through many ancient books and personally consulted the Medicine Sovereign. He knew that if he wanted to condense a powerful constellation, the best method would be to merge the fusion of several kinds of true intent into his astral soul to evolve it.
The usage of only one kind of true intent to condense a constellation was the simplest to accomplish. But of course, the end product would be the simplest ones as well. There were almost no truly powerful individuals among those who condensed their constellation with only a singular true intent of Mandate.
The stronger an individual was, the more resolute and determined their character would be. For these people, they would never condense a constellation with only a single true intent despite the fact that after breaking through to Celestial Phenomenon, they could still merge their other astral souls with other true intents to condense more constellations. Because, they would already have wasted a chance provided by one of their astral souls. Qin Wentian wouldn't allow himself to be weaker than others no matter what.
"Will you succeed?" Mo Qingcheng asked. It was highly possible for one to fail when they attempt their breakthrough to Celestial Phenomenon. And once the breakthrough was a failure, the consequences would be dire. Hence, many people would be as cautious as possible when they attempt their breakthrough.
"I think so, I can faintly sense an epiphany coming. Stepping into the Celestial Phenomenon Realm shouldn't be a problem for me. Also, the breakthrough shouldn't take too long." Qin Wentian smiled and replied, his tone brimming with confidence.
"Right," Mo Qingcheng nodded. The two of them then held hands and continued their way back to the Mo Residence.
Mo Qingcheng directly summoned the experts of the Medicine Sovereign Valley, and got them to guard the area where Qin Wentian was entering close-door seclusion with the orders that nobody is allowed to disturb him no matter who they are.
Seeing how cautious Mo Qingcheng was, many people had their suspicions. After which, when they guessed at a possibility, their hearts couldn't help but to tremble.
In reality, Qin Wentian didn't want to immediately breakthrough. Although he was confident, there would always be the chance for unexpected situations to occur. However, breaking through at the instant of an epiphany usually had the highest chance of success. If he missed this, he didn't know how long would it take for him to encounter another spark of insight that would lead to an epiphany!
Hence, Qin Wentian didn't hesitate and enter close-door seclusion, preparing for his breakthrough!