Chapter 741: Separation
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The destruction of the Royal Sacred Sect told the world that no matter how powerful a hegemon was, there would still be a possibility of it being destroyed. There was no such thing as an eternal power. Because of the un-exemplary conduct of the members of the Royal Sacred Sect, it was destroyed in a matter of days after having stood for just a few tens of thousands of years. If not, Qin Wentian wouldn't have stood in opposition to the Royal Sacred Sect back then. The Medicine Sovereign Valley also wouldn't have stepped out to confront the Royal Sacred Sect, and the Medicine Sovereign would still have chosen to remain in seclusion so that no one would know he had became an immortal.
When the people of the world knew that there was a change in the hegemony, they all only felt that they were caught in the great rush of ocean tides. However, because the Medicine Sovereign Valley still maintained a low-profile, the waves gradually died down about half a year later as the various major factions of power regained their former calmness.
Only, only two out of the nine great sects remained. The two Empires of Great Shang and Great Zhou fragmented into pieces because the core of their leaders had died during the battle, leading to the birth of countless dukes and marquises splitting the empire's power. They were unceasingly on punitive expeditions, shuttling between both empires and this continued for an entire year with no sole power able to unify either of the two empires.
The civil war within the two empires also led to the rise of many experts, causing their names to resound throughout the Royal Sacred Region.
However, no matter how intense this warfare was, nobody dared to embroil the desolate Grand Xia in it.
There was no other reason than the fact that Grand Xia was rumored to be Qin Wentian's hometown.
Although nobody knew exactly as to how the Royal Sacred Sect was destroyed, everyone knew that it had something to do with Qin Wentian. Just when Qin Wentian's name resounded through the world, the Royal Sacred Sect took its first step to destruction. Initially, it was provoked by Qin Wentian issuing challenges to their experts, but at that time who would have thought that it would ultimately led to the destruction of the hegemon of an era?
Time simply flows too fast, already more than a year has passed since the destruction of the Royal Sacred Sect.
Within the Qing Continent in Grand Xia Empire, two silhouettes could be seen leisurely walking on the streets, drawing the attention of countless people.
These two were simply too outstanding. The man was handsome and exuded confidence, the woman was akin to a celestial maiden with a flawless countenance. The two of them walked hand in hand, leisurely on the ancient streets. Sunlight cascaded down to them, painting an extremely beautiful image of an immortal couple.
These two were none other than Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng.
In this one year plus, the two of them traversed and toured the world, cultivating whenever they were free to, treating the four oceans as their home, enjoying their time together.
"We are already at the Qing Continent, it will not be long before we arrive back in Chu once again." Qin Wentian spoke in a low voice, "Qingcheng where do you still want to go, I will bring you there."
"There's no need to... you've already accompanied me for so long and in the blink of an eye, already over a year has passed. It's time for you to leave." Mo Qingcheng lowered her head. Although she said that with a smile, she involuntarily also felt a faint sense of hurt.
Around a year ago, she had already reached an agreement with Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian would temporarily head by himself to the immortal realms first, while she remained here.
Although Qin Wentian was reluctant to part with Mo Qingcheng, he was also helpless regarding this. His current cultivation base was only at the second level of Celestial Phenomenon. But this level of cultivation in the immortal realms was simply far from sufficient. If he heads to the immortal realms, he would have to be very low-profile, it was out of the question to bring along a maiden with looks who could topple empires with him.
According to Li Mubai, the immortal realms were exceedingly cruel places. This is especially true if you don't have enough strength. Hence, Qin Wentian planned to head over there first and bring Mo Qingcheng over in the future.
As for the Medicine Sovereign, after he knew of this, he chose to temporarily remain in the Royal Sacred Region to control the big situation while at the same time spending his effort to nurture Mo Qingcheng. Although her cultivation base might lag behind Qin Wentian, she had hope to achieve the same standing with him if her ranking as an alchemist improved.
Qin Wentian could feel her sadness from her tone. This separation...nobody knew how long it would last. How could Mo Qingcheng not feel sad?
Exerting some strength, Qin Wentian squeezed Mo Qingcheng's dainty hand as he smiled, "I will definitely do my best and bring you there as quickly as possible."
"Mhm, I believe you." Mo Qingcheng inclined her head, as a radiant smile appeared on her face. It was as though she was worried that her sadness may affect Qin Wentian.
"Let's go, we will return home." Qin Wentian smiled.
"Home." Mo Qingcheng also smiled. The two of them quickened their pace and disappeared an instant later.
Many people continued staring at where they once were, as a strange feeling overcame them.
How could someone disappear abruptly just by walking on the streets? Although it sounded incredible, it truly did happened.
"That young man, why do I feel that he is familiar?" Someone frowned as he contemplated. He felt as though he seen him somewhere, but he couldn't recall where exactly at this moment.
"Why do I feel that as well." Someone beside him commented. The two of them exchanged glances as a bolt of lightning flashed through their minds. One of them suddenly started to tremble as he exclaimed in wonder, "It's him! That man who appeared before the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor back in the past."
"Rumor has it that he is Qin Wentian, the sovereign king of Grand Xia!" The hearts of these two pounded violently. No wonder he exuded such an extraordinary air. After such a long time, they have almost forgotten him. After all, Qin Wentian was simply too young, when he appeared before people, and when they stared at his youthful features, how could they link it in their minds that he was the Qin Wentian of legends.
However, Qin Wentian completely had no idea of the shock he caused in their hearts.
Time flowed by, and another month had passed.
This month, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng spent the majority of their time together with their family and friends. He didn't even cultivate.
However, time spent together would always seem too short. The time for separation still drew nearer and nearer.
Today, there were many people gathered in the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia.
The Medicine Sovereign arrived, Swordsaint Li Mubai arrived, Ye Qingyun the Human Emperor arrived, the old ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect Xu Cang as well as Sword Sovereign Ling Tian and the others also arrived. So many experts, the aura from any one of them dwarfed the strongest in Grand Xia.
Fairy Qingmei, Old Xing, as well as the leaders of the past transcendent powers were present as well. Qin Wentian intentionally invited them here for them to feel this. Only this way would they never have the guts to try and rebel. This way, even after he left, Grand Xia would still be as stable as Mt Tai, with its foundation unshaken.
Qin Wentian's friends naturally were here as well.
Fatty Fan Le, Ouyang Kuangsheng, Jiang Ting, Chu Mang, Qin Zheng, and Yun Mengyi were all present.
"Boss, I'm truly reluctant to part with you." Fan Le wobbled over and crushed Qin Wentian into a hug, causing Qin Wentian to roll his eyes as he cursed in a low voice, "Damn fatty, get lost from me!"
"Boss would you bear to part with me?" Fan Le released Qin Wentian from his hug while pretending to wipe his tears away yet it was obvious there were no tears in them at all. This caused Qin Wentian to go speechless.
"Little fellow, you can bear to part with that fatty but surely you wouldn't bear to part with this lovely senior sister of yours right." Luo Huan wore a sexy fiery-colored tight fit dress that accentuated her already impressive figure, causing stirrings in the hearts of men.
"Sis, naturally I would be reluctant to part with you." Qin Wentian stepped forth, stroking the silky hair of Luo Huan before he initiated a hug. Luo Huan started before she giggled as she too, returned the embrace. At this instant, her eyes reddened somewhat. She knew that this was a true separation, Qin Wentian's target place was the immortal realms, a place so vast and far away, it was totally another world.
"Valuing females more than one's brothers." Fan Le sighed in a depressed manner.
"So? Do you have anything against that?" Ouyang Kuangsheng started laughing loudly.
"... You too are the same type of person as him." Fan Le glanced at Jiang Ting as his mouth twitched as he too, soon burst out into laughter.
Qin Chuan, Qin Yao, Qin He, and Qin Ye all also arrived, as well as Mustang from the Emperor Star Academy.
"Father." Qin Wentian stared at Qin Chuan, not knowing what to say.
Qin Chuan placed his hands on Qin Wentian shoulders as he smiled, "Son, you've grown up. Go and roam the world as you will but always remember that safety comes first."
"Mhm." Qin Wentian nodded. After that he turned his gaze onto Qin Yao. Qin Yao's eyes were red as tears flowed from them, exhibiting a strong reluctance.
"Sis, stop crying..." Qin Wentian wiped the tears on her face away.
"Mhm, I will stop. Silly fellow, you have to take good care of yourself." Qin Yao tried her best to suppressed her tears, not allowing them to flow. Qin Wentian embraced her and a moment later, her tears broke through the dam of resistance and helplessly continued flowing down.
Qin Wentian, his kin, and close friend bid goodbye to each other. He even took the time to say something to his followers. Those from the Zong Clan, and the White Deer Institute.
When he saw Bailu Yi, her innocent eyes were still as beautiful as ever. She looked straight at him as Qin Wentian smiled, "Little Yi, you must work harder. You will definitely become a great grandmaster of divine inscriptions."
"Mhm, you take care okay?" Bailu Yi didn't know how to describe the emotions in her heart. Once, this young man who studied divine inscriptions with her in the White Deer Cavern is already heading to the immortal realms now.
"I will." Qin Wentian nodded.
"Can you..." At this moment, Bailu Yi started blushing. Qin Wentian asked, "What's wrong?"
Bailu Yi stepped forth, initiating a hug with Qin Wentian, causing him to start a little. After which, he heard Bailu Yi whispering, "Qin Wentian do you know that you have harmed me? After meeting you, how can I ever find another guy more outstanding than you in this lifetime?"
After speaking, Bailu Yi turned and left. Her brother Bailu Jing waved his hands at Qin Wentian as they departed. Qin Wentian could only sigh in his heart as he watched them walking away, Bailu Yi was right. She and Qin Wentian could be considered old friends and most probably it was not possible for her to meet any one who was more outstanding than Qin Wentian in the future. If she met a guy, she would definitely unconsciously compare him to Qin Wentian, this was cruel to Bailu Yi.
"Can Xian`er ask for a hug too?" Lin Xian`er lightly stepped forward, smiling as she walked towards Qin Wentian.
"Okay." Qin Wentian graciously replied. After that, he also hugged Lin Xian`er. Lin Xian`er laughed, "What she said was right. In the Royal Sacred Region, it's probably impossible to find anyone else more outstanding than you. I myself may head to the immortal realms in the future too. I'm off now."
After that, the number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Region also turned and left, a shade more graceful compared to Bailu Yi.
"Thank you." Qin Wentian mumbled when he saw these familiar figures, feeling moved in his heart. All of them were here to send him on his journey.
At the end, Qin Wentian walked to the side of Mo Qingcheng and held her hand, not letting go for a long moment.
"Go on." Mo Qingcheng calmly smiled.
"Wait for me to return." Qin Wentian spoke.
"Mhm." Mo Qingcheng nodded. After that, Qin Wentian turned and walked towards the side of Swordsaint Li Mubai.
"Everyone, let's meet again in the future. Qin Wentian bids farewell to all of you." Qin Wentian's voice rang out. After that, Li Mubai and his silhouette flickered as they soared upwards at a blinding speed.
Staring at his departing figure, Mo Qingcheng could no longer hold her smile as her tears started flowing. Qin Yao was the same as well, they understood the situation but it was a lie if they said they didn't feel any reluctance.
Ye Lingshuang was leaning on her father, the Human Emperor's shoulder as she felt a sadness in her heart. Even the joyful Luo Huan, couldn't control her emotions at this moment as a teardrop dripped down to the ground!
Author Note: The Royal Sacred Region Arc has come to an end. A larger stage will soon be revealed!