Chapter 688: Promise of a Lifetime
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian also discovered that those people had all vanished completely. He felt somewhat unsettled in his heart. So it turned out that it wasn't only his parents, Uncle Black and the others had always been silently watching him attentively from the shadows.
Today on the date of his grand wedding, Uncle Black not only brought his mother's gift here. The masked figures might very well be the loyal subordinates of his father.
Qin Wentian suddenly glanced at the Medicine Sovereign as a smile flickered in his eyes before he turned towards Mo Qingcheng. Everything seemed to be more optimistic now.
No wonder the Medicine Sovereign regarded him so highly and even helped him so much. How could the Medicine Sovereign spare no expense to help him? Standing in opposition against the Royal Sacred Sect based the fact that he was merely the lover of his beloved disciple, Mo Qingcheng.
Qin Wentian wasn't a fool. He had talent but in this world, those peak existences wouldn't merely take your talent into account. So what if you are very talented? What does that have to do with them? Why do they need to help you, take care of you and even offend a powerful enemy for the your sake?
There was only one possibility, Uncle Black and the Medicine Sovereign knew each other. And not only that, back then in the Pill Emperor Hall after he fainted into unconsciousness, did Qing`er really save him alone?
He could still remember that Qing`er said Mo Qingcheng might be still alive. It must be because she had saw something. Qin Wentian was now speculating that Qingcheng should have been sent to the Medicine Sovereign Valley by Uncle Black and his father's subordinate and subsequently resulting in her becoming the Medicine Sovereign's disciple.
Only this way would everything make sense. This was also why the Medicine Sovereign sounded so confident in his message. Because, he already knew Uncle Black and the others have already arrived in Chu!
Qin Wentian was now thinking that when he fought against the Darkshadow Sovereign, maybe Uncle Black and the others were in the shadows. But he had to say that these people were really good at enduring. Even when he was facing such danger, they showed no signs of their presence at all. As he thought of this, a noble and imposing figure appeared in his mind. That figure who stood proudly in the heavens, had once said this before in his memories. He wanted his son to stand tall and proud, asking this sky, and asking his heaven. Becoming the master of his fate and the lord of his own destiny.
"Father, mother. Your son will definitely not disappoint you." Qin Wentian stared up into the sky. It was as though he could see two figures in the clouds staring at him, watching on as he matured.
Only by becoming an immortal would he be considered strong enough to know the details of his parents!
"Uncle Black, Senior Medicine Sovereign, Foster Father, please be seated. Today, you three are the witnesses of my wedding with Qingcheng." Qin Wentian smiled at them.
"Haha, fine. I am truly very happy that I can see the two of you getting married. However, I don't really have anything I can gift you. Today, I brought a bunch of experts with me. And from now onwards, this group shall answer only to you." Ye Qingyun spoke. A moment later, a row of figures appeared on the stage as they half-knelt to Qin Wentian, calling out respectfully, "We pay our respect to Master."
"They are all at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm. I didn't force them, they all chose to follow me because they wanted to repay my kindness. If one day you no longer need them, just return them their freedom." Ye Qingyun's heroic spirit towered to the clouds. Qin Wentian nodded his head. Just nice, he needed some troops to stabilize Grand Xia for now. These people could be put to good use for the development of Grand Xia.
"Rise." Qin Wentian waved his hands as his troops rose and stood by the side.
Those ascendants of Grand Xia all felt their hearts trembling. What was this gift? Granting a team of Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants just with the wave of a hand?
They were all perspiring madly and thoughts of dying even appeared in some of their minds. All of them stood there in trepidation, no one dared to move. The person they were depending on, Jun Yu, had already been killed effortlessly. How sad was it? Jun Yu and the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect came here in arrogance yet they were killed in a manner like ants, directly trampled to death.
The Medicine Sovereign, Uncle Black, Ye Qingyun sat down as Qin Chuan and the others voluntarily relinquished their seats, indicating their respect. Although they were also very close to Qin Wentian, Qin Chuan understood the status Uncle Black had in Qin Wentian's heart. Most probability, no one would be able to replace Uncle Black's importance to Qin Wentian.
In addition, the status of these people were something they would never be able to compare with. Although the Medicine Sovereign and the others didn't mind it at all.
"We are all one family, let's just sit together." A moment later, everyone smiled, they no longer bothered about their position or status and sat together regardless of everything.
Qin Wentian once again shifted his eyes towards the ascendants of Grand Xia. He then spoke, "I have already given you all an opportunity. Originally, in order to not weaken Grand Xia further, I had no desire to touch you guys. I only require you all to strengthen yourselves, and thereafter, elevating the strength of the entire Grand Xia. However, you guys again and again tried to kill me. In that case, I truly don't have any more patience to waste on you all."
As the sound of Qin Wentian's voice faded, the countenance of the ascendants of Grand Xia all turned pale. Only to see the Shi Ancestor speaking, "Qin Wentian, since things have already came to this, we have nothing more to say. Why must you be so ruthless? Can't we just submit and start anew? Let the grudge between us all come to an end here."
"What a joke." Qin Wentian waved his palm. "Before even I announce that I wanted the reunification of Grand Xia, all of you had already joined hands in alliance, wanting to deal with me. Just earlier today, I have already given you all a chance and all of you remain recalcitrant up till now where there was no room for further debate. After failing your original objectives, you want to submit to me now and retreat in one piece? How ridiculous."
Qin Wentian's words cased the ascendants to shiver in their soul. It was true, the winners become the king while the losers are all vilified. If they had enough strength to kill Qin Wentian, it could be considered their win but despite trying for a few times, they still failed and up till now, they even wished to retreat in one piece? Would Qin Wentian even agree?
"However, don't worry. I won't kill you all." At this moment, Qin Wentian's words caused their eyes to regain a trace of luster.
"Mu Feng." Qin Wentian called out.
Mu Feng walked out, standing beside Qin Wentian.
"Didn't you research and concoct a new variety of blood poison a few days ago? Let them consume it and from this moment onwards, you shall be in charge of these ascendants." Qin Wentian spoke. Mu Feng's eyes gleamed coldly staring at these ascendants as he walked towards them.
"Mu Feng's cultivation isn't high enough yet, you all should have the strength to expel his poison. However, I want all of you to ingest this voluntarily, drawing it into your blood, causing the poison to circulate around your entire body. From now on, your lives shall be in the hands of Mu Feng. But naturally, you all can choose not to comply. The other choice you have, is death."
Qin Wentian's voice was filled with ice. The ascendants of Grand Xia all turned pale as they felt a sense of extreme helplessness. They could only reluctantly nod their heads in agreement, they weren't willing to die just like that.
Based on Qin Wentian's talent, he would definitely not remain behind in Grand Xia. As long as they listened to the Azure Emperor Palace's orders, Qin Wentian most likely wouldn't do anything to them. As for neutralizing the poison, they can only hope that their relationship with Qin Wentian would get better in the future, alleviating the grudge between them.
Mu Feng walked up and started administering the poison. These ascendants all accepted Qin Wentian's terms, none of them resisted the blood poison. This kind of poison was extremely tyrannical and was created by Mu Feng himself. Once this was circulated throughout their blood and internal organs, Mu Feng could activate the poison any time, controlling the lives of these ascendants.
Uncle Black's eyes flashed with an expression of being at ease. Qin Wentian had truly grown up. Since he chose not to kill these people, it was a must to control them. The human heart is the most difficult thing to fathom, no one would be able to predict it. They might be Qin Wentian's subordinates today but once an opportunity arose, they might chose to kill Qin Wentian. Hence, if they are allowed to live today, they had to be controlled using their lives as threat.
These ascendants didn't dare to be disobedient in the slightest. Mu Feng closed his eyes and swiftly after, their faces all turned black. An intense black light radiated out from him as the black qi from these ascendants grew increasingly heavy. After some time, Mu Feng opened his eyes and stared at Qin Wentian, "It is done."
"Return. Head to the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia three days later and await your orders." Qin Wentian spoke to the ascendants.
These ascendants stiffened. They originally thought that since they submitted, they wanted to remain behind for the wedding so as to leave a good impression. Yet who would have thought that Qin Wentian didn't even intend to give them the opportunity to witness his wedding, directly ordering them to leave.
However, they all had no choice but to obey. Very swiftly, these ascendants flew far away, and occasionally, they would exchanged glances as though they wanted to say something but didn't know how to broach the topic. They could only sigh in regret.
"We shouldn't be so worried. As long as we don't rebel and submit obediently, Qin Wentian wouldn't do anything to us." The Shi Ancestor tried to console himself.
"I think he couldn't even be bothered with us." Another ascendant sighed.
"Yeah." The Hua Ancestor depressedly stated. Jun Yu on behalf of the Royal Sacred Sect had already confirmed the fact with them. Since Hua Taixu was already in the Core Faction, the Hua Clan decided to side with the Royal Sacred Sect, along with the other transcendent powers in Grand Xia. Yet they didn't imagine that this scenario would occur.
"What should we do now?" Someone asked.
"I have something on, I will make a move first." At this moment, an ascendant from the War Continent shot through the air. Such a scene caused the others to be somewhat taken aback.
"I have something on too." A few other ascendants also departed.
"These old foxes." The ones remaining all had glimmers in their eyes. After which, they turned their gazes onto the only remaining ascendant from the Wang Clan of the War Continent.
The Wang Ancestor had been killed by Qin Wentian and Qin Wentian also said that the Wang Clan was finished. If these ascendants could finish this unfinished business for Qin Wentian, wouldn't that be great?
Even Qin Wentian didn't expected that after administering the poison, these old foxes already started to plan and take actions to ingratiate themselves with him, wanting to annihilate the Wang Clan to gain his favor. Truly, the human heart was treacherous. Not long ago, the Wang Clan was still in their alliance.
The wedding in the Emperor Star Academy continued. Under the blessed-filled looks of everyone, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng held hands as they kowtowed to his foster fathers, Mo Qingcheng's parents and to heaven and earth.
Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng had to kowtow to their respective parents first before the heaven and earth, signifying that one's parents are even above the heavens.
After the ceremony, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng then walked to the side of the stage as Qin Wentian called for wine.
Luo Huan who was by the side, brought a flask of wine over, with smiles on her face. Qin Wentian then scattered some of the wine into the air before pouring the remainder into cups as he and Mo Qingcheng held a cup each. "Qingcheng, my real parents are out there somewhere. But today as a mark of respect, let's toast them in respect."
"Mhm." Mo Qingcheng nodded her head. The two of them downed the wine in their cups in one gulp before performing a deep bow, hand in hand.
"I will never abandon you for all eternity." Qin Wentian stared tenderly at Mo Qingcheng, speaking in a gentle voice.
"And I, will be by your side through life till death." Mo Qingcheng smiled and replied. These words were simple yet they were the promise of a lifetime!