"Little Lin Feng, are you going to leave tomorrow?"
Ruo Xie and Lin Feng were standing shoulder to shoulder. They didn't feel like parting. Lin Feng was soon going to leave because the Continent of the Gods had already become too small for him. He needed a greater world where he would face new challenges, and that new place was Gods Country, a place where there were many extremely strong cultivators.
"Indeed, I'm leaving tomorrow. Tiantai in the Continent of the Nine Clouds and in the Continent of the Gods is in your hands, fellow disciples," Lin Feng said, sighing guiltily.
Ruo Xie smiled and waved his hands indifferently, "You can go to Gods Country without worrying. Don't worry about the Continent of the Nine Clouds and the Continent of the Gods, I already sent people to the Continent of the Nine Clouds. I heard that apart from Mister Tian Ji, everybody else, including Mu Chen and the others, are fine. Don't worry about them."
"Alright, I'm relieved then," Lin Feng said. Ruo Xie understood him well. Lin Feng didn't dare go back to the Continent of the Nine Clouds. It was too soon, he still felt extremely guilty, because if he had gotten rid of Fu Su Rong soon enough, nobody would have been killed.
Mu Chen had told Lin Feng not to feel guilty. How could he have expected all those things to happen? Lin Feng was just doing his best!
"Little Lin Feng, whom will you bring to Gods Country?" asked Ruo Xie. He needed to know to organize everything properly in Tiantai.
Lin Feng scratched his chin thoughtfully. Suddenly, a dazzling golden light flashed in Gods City. The mysterious Qi didn't oppress anyone, but some people saw the godly aura and shuddered because it was extremely strange.
The Qi Lin Feng had released the day before when he had done his sword dance was far from being as powerful as that energy. It couldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence.
Ruo Xie looked at the energies cautiously; he wanted to call people for protection, but Lin Feng stopped him.
"He's here, you all go back. I'm going to see him," Lin Feng said. Then he flashed away without looking at Ruo Xie again. Suddenly, he was dozens of li away, and two godly auras started intertwining there.
"Sit down," said the old man indifferently. His voice was pleasant to hear, making people feel carefree and happy.
Lin Feng nodded. He sat down and suddenly appeared on the edge of a chessboard. On the other side, the old man's godly aura dispersed and he also sat down. He was surrounded by a strange curtain. Lin Feng could see that they were in different worlds, there was a deformation in space and time.
"Master, what brings you here?" asked Lin Feng, smiling respectfully.
The old man was Ancestor Kong. He had personally come to Tiantai; an honor for Lin Feng.
"Yesterday, you used the strength of all the people of the Continent of the Gods and carved those four names; I'm sure you had an ulterior motive," said Ancestor Kong, smiling thinly and stroking his beard.
Lin Feng knew that he had done something incredibly big the day before. Ancestor Kong had definitely heard and seen it. Therefore, the old man had rushed over.
"They are people with whom I had a connection. Apart from Tian Di's death, there is a connection between the three others' deaths and me. I did that because I don't want to forget about those people. Without them, I might have died. I owe them.
"Regarding Tian Di, I don't know what to think. We were sworn enemies. He wanted me to die. Even when he died, he plotted against me, and made everybody believe I killed him. But in the end, I understood his death was the only way..." Lin Feng said and then stopped because Ancestor Kong was Xuan Yuan the Demon Emperor's teacher...
"Continue," said Ancestor Kong, smiling patiently. Lin Feng seemed cautious, but Ancestor Kong was unmoved.
"Tian Di's death was the only way to... prevent Xuan Yuan the Demon Emperor from achieving his evil scheme. He died in order to tell me that if Xue Ran and he lived, Xuan Yuan would do his best to absorb their energies and become extremely strong.
"How could I kill Xue Ran, though? I would never be able to kill Xue Ran. I would have never thought he'd sacrifice himself for me though..." Lin Feng said, lowering his head. He felt a bit better, knowing he couldn't let sorrow haunt him forever. He had to move on. Talking about it still made him sad...
"Yes, you're right. Tian Mian, Mo Mian, and Xue Ran were one person, my disciple. You think that Xuan Yuan is my disciple, but it's not entirely true. They were all my disciples, but when they became three people, things changed.
"Back then, I shouldn't have saved Xuan Yuan, but I felt sad because his fellow disciples begged me to save him. When I brought Xuan Yuan back to life, he had changed; he only cared about strength, and he had turned emotionless.
"If he hadn't plotted against Tian Di and Xue Ran, maybe they would have become one person again, and that would have been my beloved disciple. What a pity..." sighed Ancestor Kong, shaking his head and smiling sorrowfully.
"I see," Lin Feng said, sighing with relief. He felt relieved, because he was afraid Xuan Yuan would plot against him and ask Ancestor Kong to punish him.
"Little boy, when you go to Gods Country tomorrow, I'll come with you, because you can't possibly get through the unknown creatures alone," said Ancestor Kong.
Lin Feng was stupefied. That was why Ancestor Kong had come?
"Master, why do you want to go to Gods Country?" asked Lin Feng, his curiosity aroused.
Ancestor Kong scratched his beard and smiled indifferently, "Back then, I stayed in the Continent of the Gods because I didn't want to leave Tian Di, Xue Ran, and Xuan alone. Now, two of them are dead and the Demon Emperor is in the Continent of the Gods already. I have nothing to do here anymore. Going to Gods Country is better."
"Yes, you're right, Master, you have nothing to do here. Will you bring Mister Time and Xu Gan to Gods Country this time, then?" asked Lin Feng.
"Of course, they're my disciples. Mister Time can't progress anymore because of you, but now you found a new solution. Or don't you want to share your newly acquired knowledge with my poor disciple and help him become stronger?"
"What are you talking about, Master? Of course I want to help Mister Time break through! I owe him. He's a great person," Lin Feng said, smiling guiltily. He raised his right hand to promise Ancestor Kong he wanted to help.
When Ancestor Kong heard that, he was satisfied. He put the chessboard away and turned into a beam of light, disappearing from Gods City.
"Tomorrow, at dawn, we'll meet in Xuan Yuan City."
Lin Feng watched Ancestor Kong disappear, and then went back to Tiantai.
"Fellow disciple, this jade pendant is for you. I'll tell you about Yin Jiu's secret, when you think it's the right time, tell him," Lin Feng said to Ruo Xie. Then, he whispered something in Ruo Xie's ear.
Ruo Xie was stupefied. He had never thought that extremely big secret was related to Yin Jiu!
"Alright, I'll tell him at the right time. I'll ask him to make a decision!" Ruo Xie promised.