Chapter 250 Moon
Although Fang Xingjian had expended a great deal of stamina, his attributes did, after all, far surpass those attributes of ordinary people. Each step he took could still allow him to cross a distance of over ten meters consecutively.
Under the instructions of the voice ringing to his ears, he had already arrived at the back of an old and battered building within a few minutes.
Behind the building, a middle-aged lady was waiting there. The lady wore the clothes of a maid and had ordinary an appearance, just like any random old woman one would see on the streets.
Fang Xingjian 'looked' at the middle-aged maid and asked doubtfully, "Second Prince?"
The maid smiled and said, "I'm only borrowing her body temporarily. My Killing technique, Thoughts Across A Thousand Li, can allow one's consciousness to jump continuously between different physical bodies across a very far distance. Therefore, I've also been to many places."
As he listened to the Second Prince speak, there was still doubt reflected in Fang Xingjian's eyes because of what the Second Prince had done today.
His actions could be said to have had the intention of protecting Fang Xingjian. If news were to spread that the Second Prince had showed signs of inferiority toward the First Prince, he would lose a lot of his influence. It could even be said that he had completely bowed down to the First Prince. As long as the First Prince attained the Divine level, he would submit to him completely.
As though he had seen the doubt in Fang Xingjian's eyes, the maid walked up slowly to Fang Xingjian. She stared at his face and said, "How is it? Are you still used to staying in Miracle World?"
What a shock!
Killing intent gushed out from Fang Xingjian's body, and his heart throbbed as though he had not expected his greatest secret to come out so casually from the the maid.
However, the middle-aged maid was exuding a great gentle aura of enlightenment, nourishment, broad profoundness, and nothingness, slowly nullifying Fang Xingjian's killing intent.
"Don't be nervous, I mean no harm toward you," The middle-aged maid smiled, reaching out her hand and stroking Fang Xingjian's face.
"I know your mother." The maid's gaze seemed to reflect that she was recalling on old memories as she sighed and said, "When I saw your face, I figured out your identity immediately because you're too much like her."
Fang Xingjian recalled that his second uncle, Fang Yuehe, seemed to have said something similar. He did not know that the Holy Orison's first disciple, Yuelun, had also said that he looked like someone. Otherwise, he would be even more suspicious of his origins.
Fang Xingjian could not help but ask, "Do you know my mother?"
The middle-aged maid smiled. "I've said that I've been to many places through Thoughts Across A Thousand Li. Of course, I've also been to Earth before."
"She... What kind of person was she?"
Hearing Fang Xingjian's question, the middle-aged maid seemed to have thought of something interesting as she suddenly broke into a smile. She looked at Fang Xingjian and said, "She was the most confident and most talented lady I've ever met in my life."
The Second Prince seemed to be starting to recall the past, and his pupils dilated slightly, as though many memories were flashing past in his eyes.
"She was just like a daughter who was adored by heavens-the fairy blessed by all the gods.
"No matter what it was, she would be able to understand with just one look, and pick it up upon learning. I remember back when I was learning magic prints together with her, she used to always say, 'This is too simple, is there anything harder?'"
Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment. "You've learnt magic prints before?"
"You people have been trying to study our Knights' path. So, of course, I've also tried learning your magic prints." The middle-aged maid smiled, looked at Fang Xingjian with a gentle expression and said, "Your mother was the greater expert in magic prints. On the day she turned sixteen, she completed the second transition and started training in Miracle World."
Fang Xingjian asked, "Then do you know who my father was?"
"I... I don't know." A hint of sadness flashed past the maid's expression before she said calmly, "After your mother came to the Empire, she spent a month's time with me touring around the Empire. After she came to Miracle World, it was as though something was bothering her. However, no matter how much I tried to probe, she wouldn't say.
"It was also during this time that her magic prints started to advance in leaps and bounds. In merely one month, she already had powers comparable to that of a level 25 Conferred Knight.
"However, she grew increasingly unhappy. Every night, she would look toward the north, as if there was something out there, waiting to be accomplished by her."
A hint of shock flashed past Fang Xingjian's heart. To have completed the second transition at sixteen years old and gained powers comparable to a level 25 Conferred Knight in a month... Such progress speed was simply terrifying.
Second Prince was still recalling his memories.
"Finally, on the third day in the Imperial Capital, she left without saying goodbye. She left behind a letter which said she was going to head to the north and look for her meaning in life.
"I wanted to look for her. However, my battle with Eldest Brother turned intense, and I had to remain stationed in the Imperial Capital. So, I sent many subordinates after her, hoping that they would be able to protect her and help her."
Fang Xingjian asked, "What happened later? Where on earth did she go?"
"I don't know." The maid sighed and said, "The Kingdom of Mages in the south, Sand Country, our Empire, as well as the three countries in the north, make up the strongest six countries across all the lands in this world.
"However, the three countries in the north and the hundred small countries under them have always been under the rule of the Church of Universal Truth, where the Empire's powers couldn't reach.
"Moreover, seventeen years ago, the previous Pope of the Church disappeared mysteriously. The three major countries in the north went out of control, and there was a great battle which lasted ten years. This made it even harder for us to locate your mother.
"When I received news once again, she was already..."
At the end, the middle-aged maid let out a soft sigh.
Fang Xingjian asked, "Did she die in my... Did she die in Li Shuanghua's hands?"
"I didn't see it for myself. However, back then, that was how the rumors went. With your grandmother's character, it's highly likely to be true." The Second Prince patted Fang Xingjian on the shoulder, and as though he was a senior who had been through many things in life, he said, "Xingjian, your talent is as dazzling as your mom's. That's why I want to help you, to let you be able to fully display the potential within you.
"After you've entered the Regional Academy, work hard. Don't worry about Eldest Brother. No matter what, his is still my brother. As long as I'm more submissive toward him, he won't really be too harsh on me."
Fang Xingjian did not really agree with the Second Prince's words. Firstly, the fact that he had reached his level today was totally of no relevance to his mother as he had not inherited her talent.
Moreover, in the fight for the throne, were there only be a few cases of father and son turning their backs on each other or brothers killing amongst themselves? Fang Xingjian held no hopes in him, especially because the First Prince was a person who would kill those who defied him.
However, the Second Prince seemed as though he had not seen through all these. He handed a small booklet to Fang Xingjian and said, "This is the secret manual I had written down based on my memories. It records the fruit of one of your mother's studies.
"It's a profound theory, creating mystical prints from the combination of magic prints and ether particles. It can increase your cultivation speed during the phase of your second transition. Take it and practice it well."
With that, the maid's gaze blurred out, and the Second Prince's voice once again rang out from afar.
"From now on, just focus on your training. If you have any problems, you can look for Governor Devitt. He's my trusty aide and will definitely help you.
"One more thing. Your mother once said this...
"Don't ever cultivate magic prints.
"Absolutely don't accept the evil gods' powers."