"Of course I'm not wrong. And I wouldn't make irresponsible remarks without proof," said the Godly Leader with a sure nod. He looked firm and certain. He had never been wrong in his life.
The Godly Leader looked so certain that he convinced Lin Feng. It was just that Lin Feng didn't want to believe him. He wanted to trust Mister Time.
Besides, Mister Time was, at most, as strong as him. When Lin Feng had left the Continent of the Nine Clouds, Mister Time was as strong as he was. He couldn't possibly pose a threat to the Continent of the Nine Clouds, not much time had passed.
When the Godly Leader saw that Lin Feng looked puzzled and unhappy, he didn't mind. To Lin Feng, Mister Time was a friend, not an enemy. Now the Godly Leader was telling Lin Feng Mister Time wasn't a good person, Lin Feng's reaction was perfectly normal.
He had to tell Lin Feng the truth though, mainly because he had chosen him as his heir.
"I know you don't want to believe that Mister Time has secrets. I won't annoy you with those stories, but I just want to tell you, I know some things. I experienced some things," said the Godly Leader, clasping his hands behind his back. He spoke in a low voice and looked vigilant as he talked.
He looked certain of what he was saying. Why did Mister Time mainly live in Ganges Time? Why had he recruited Lin Feng's two sons as disciples? Why had he come out of Ganges Time?
Lin Feng thought about those things. In the past, he had not asked himself anything about Mister Time, therefore, he hadn't wondered too much about Mister Time's life.
"Lin Feng, you probably know that little Ox and I spent time with Mister Time in Ganges Time," explained the Godly Leader. Lin Feng nodded. He also wondered how the old ox was already a Peerless Holy Emperor. Why wasn't Mister Time just as strong, even though he had taught him?
Mister Time's strength couldn't be that simple. Could it be that...?
Lin Feng was thoughtful as he frowned. "So Mister Time hid his real strength?"
"Lin Feng, you're right. Mister Time isn't that simple, but back then he taught Demon King Ox and me because of a lucky coincidence. We had gotten lost in Ganges Time and Mister Time taught us. Our space and time Dao improved, and we managed to leave Ganges Time safely.
"Back then, we had gone there using clones. If we had used our real bodies, maybe we wouldn't have needed his teachings, but it also proved how strong he was. He was already a Low-Level Holy Emperor. Imagine now? Tens of thousands of years passed. Can you imagine how strong he is now?" asked the Godly Leader.
Lin Feng grew nervous. According to the Godly Leader, Mister Time was indeed terrifyingly strong, many years had passed and he should have become an incredible god.
"Master, if what you're saying is the truth, why does Mister Time need to become as strong as me, and why does he want to spend time in the Continent of the Gods?" asked Lin Feng.
The Godly Leader shook his head, "You're too naive. If he hadn't seemed so simple and friendly, would you have trusted him? He's the one who told you there were other worlds, he's the one who guided you to come here, would you have come here without him?"
"What is his purpose for bringing us to the Continent of the Gods?" asked Lin Feng.
The Godly Leader shook his head and replied, "That's why I'm worried. Why did Mister Time hope you guys would come to the Continent of the Gods?"
"Master, can Mister Time threaten the Continent of the Nine Clouds?" asked Lin Feng nervously. He hoped nothing happened to the Continent of the Nine Clouds. After all, Emperor Shi, Jing Xiao Yue, his grandchild, Tiantai, and many others were all there. He had friends and family members in the Continent of the Nine Clouds. General Liu's grave was also in the Continent of the Nine Clouds.
"In the future, your relationship with Mister Time will influence the whole Continent of the Nine Clouds, because you are also Forbidden Person," said the Godly Leader.
"You don't know what the most precious thing is in this world, right? He is a Forbidden Person. You are a Forbidden Person. Many things which are not necessary will happen. If Mister Time wants to reach the top alone, you will be the only one who can stop him!"
"Lin Feng, only you can stop him!"
Lin Feng understood. He had a Forbidden Body, and so did Mister Time. Even if there were no tensions between them so far, it didn't mean it was always going to be like that.
Reaching the top was something one did alone, not with someone. Therefore, if they wanted to reach the top, it would be alone.
Sometimes, one's sworn enemy was the person most similar to them!
Lin Feng suddenly had the impression he was lucky he had never been attacked by Mister Time. Maybe the latter didn't want to hurt him, or maybe he didn't think Lin Feng could possibly become a god.
And Lin Feng was still becoming stronger, he would soon pose a threat to Mister Time. Thinking about that, Lin Feng thought it was normal. Sometimes one had to use other people as stepping stones. You eliminate them, or they eliminate you.
If Lin Feng had to do that someday, he wouldn't hesitate. He wouldn't be merciful just because Mister Time had taken good care of his children.
"Young man, go and travel. Gather experience. You haven't become strong yet, so Mister Time won't attack you. He doesn't want to fight against you either, because that world was a world of suffering..." said the Godly Leader meaningfully. Lin Feng raised his head and looked up at the starry sky.
"I understand. I will do my best. I will not disappoint you, Master. I will honor the knowledge you have transmitted to me as your heir," said Lin Fen, bowing hand over fist.
Back then, if he hadn't become the god's heir and obtained help from the bestial Saints in the Godly Grave, there were many problems he wouldn't have been able to solve. He was infinitely grateful.
"Young man, I heard you killed a new holy cultivator from the Spiritual Region's Holy Shrine, hehe! Not bad! But you have offended them now," said the Godly Leader, smiling broadly in amusement.
"If I hadn't done things that way, it would have been bad for the honor and integrity of the Supranatural Region's Holy Shrine, right? And if anything had happened to me, the Supranatural Region's Holy Shrine would have been responsible," Lin Feng laughed in reply. The Godly Leader chuckled along happily.
"Sage Xie, take Lin Feng away. He can live in your palace for the time being. Tomorrow, take him to the Holy Tower to have some fun. Teach him some things," said the Godly Leader casually, but his tone of speed was funny. Sometimes, one didn't need to shout to express things.
Song Zhuang reappeared in front of Lin Feng. Lin Feng hoped he could spend some more time with Song Zhuang. That way, he would have less pressure on his shoulders.
"Yes, sir!" said Song Zhuang cupping his fist. He turned around and laughed amused, "Young man, you have balls. You dared practice cultivation in the Godly Leader's palace even though he was in front of you, and today everybody in all the Shrines will be talking about your achievements during the competition. Haha!" said Song Zhuang, laughing gleefully.
He and Lin Feng left the palace together.
Back in the Holy Shrine, many silhouettes flickered. Lin Feng knew some of them.
"Sage Huo, Sage Shui, Sage Tian Gang, Dhammapala Great Ape Emperor, Dhammapala Hu Mo, Dhammapala Demon King Ox, Dhammapala Yuan Kui, what do you think of Lin Feng?"