Chapter 14: What Did You Do Last Night?
On Mu Chen’s chest, there was a black lotus with nine petals. It looked like a tattoo that was etched onto Mu Chen’s fair skin. Gu Yunjue immediately recognized the symbol. There were nine stages in the Spirit Devil Cultivation. One lotus petal was formed for each of the nine stages once they were completed.
Gu Yunjue placed his hand over the lotus flower on Mu Chen’s chest. He sensed the devil qi surging from within. A gratified smile made its way onto Gu Yunjue’s face. Gu Yunjue thought that he had failed. He thought that even if he had passed his skill onto Mu Chen’s body, his Master’s spirit soul would still eventually disappear. He did not expect that his skill would protect his Master’s spirit soul and bring Mu Chen along with him a hundred years into the past.
When the devil qi sensed the approach of Gu Yunjue, its silky strands began to flow out. Gu Yunjue’s eyes darkened as he absorbed all of the leaking devil qi. He had the leaking devil qi meld into his body and cycle through the meridians of his body. The devil qi that came from within Mu Chen’s body acted as if it had just returned home and it all started to surge into Gu Yunjue’s body.
Gu Yunjue went into meditation and started to absorb and refine the devil qi. It was originally his devil qi in the first place so the process was very smooth and there was no obstruction of any kind. Gu Yunjue was able to refine the devil cultivation to the ninth layer of the Qi Condensation Stage in less than a full nighttime. He was already on the verge of Foundation Establishment.
Gu Yunjue was unsure if the cause was that it was affected by the pure immortal qi from Mu Chen’s body but the devil qi seemed to bring some kind of fire spiritual power along with it when it flowed into his body. His fire spirit root also obtained some refinement, thus helping him cultivate to the second stage of Qi Condensation. The speed of this process shocked Gu Yunjue.
Gu Yunjue lowered his head to look at Mu Chen sleeping next to him. The expression in Gu Yunjue’s eyes turned gentle and he softly tidied up Mu Chen’s clothes before he smoothed out Mu Chen’s hair. He then held onto Mu Chen’s hand as he watched Mu Chen sleep in fascination. The sleeping Mu Chen no longer looked like his usual cold self. Instead, his delicate features were brought out more. Gu Yunjue stayed by his side and looked at the curtains that were made of cotton until the sky started to brighten. Even then, Gu Yunjue still did not want to let go of the warmth that was in his hand.
Mu Chen opened his eyes and looked at the curtain in shock. What happened yesterday? He fell asleep? He actually fell asleep? Mu Chen felt something warm cuddling next to him. Mu Chen, who had been single for a long time, raised his leg and kicked without any hesitation. With a bang, Gu Yunjue, who was still sleeping, was kicked towards the door. His forehead slammed into the door. Gu Yunjue was awake in that instant.
Mu Chen was suddenly awake….
Mu Chen didn’t have the time to feel guilty when he immediately appeared by Gu Yunjue’s side. He picked up his thin and weak disciple and looked at his disciple’s forehead. There was already a large purple bump forming.
Mu Chen opened his mouth, not knowing what to say. He had some lingering fears within him. It was fortunate that he did not use any spiritual power. Otherwise, how could his disciple still be alive?
Jing Ting and Jing Ming both rushed in when they heard the sound. They were followed by eight maids and eight dao children. They all stared in shock at the crouching Master and Disciple. They did not understand what had happened.
“Master, you….” Gu Yunjue held onto his head, not knowing what to say. If it weren’t for the fact that his devil cultivation was protecting his body, then one kick from Mu Chen would have made him vomit blood.
Mu Chen picked Gu Yunjue up with a cold expression on his face before placing him onto the bed. He took out an ointment to dispel internal clots from his drawer. He lightly applied that ointment onto Gu Yunjue’s forehead. The feeling of fear finally set in a bit more as Mu Chen watched that large purple bump disappear. It would have been a great tragedy if this cute and clever disciple had been kicked to death by him.
“Eh?” His eyes looked at Gu Yunjue for a while before he finally noticed that something was off about him. “What did you do last night?”
Gu Yunjue blinked with a blank expression in his eyes.
Mu Chen grasped Gu Yunjue’s wrist. Mu Chen was amazed as he said, “The second layer of Qi Condensation and the peak as well?”
“That was so fast!” Jing Ming bounced into the room. He put his sword back into its scabbard and walked around Gu Yunjue as he praised him. “You’re worthy of being Palace Master’s disciple! It’s only been a couple of days but you’ve already cultivated to the second layer. The genius of the lightning spirit root was also from your generation but he only just entered Qi Condensation. He was also praised by Palace Master and rewarded with many things.”
Mu Chen raised an eyebrow when Jing Ming had said the word rewarded. He also knew about the genius of the lightning spirit root. That genius acted a bit haughty. When compared with his own disciple, he was an entire spirit mine away from reaching Gu Yunjue’s level. “Jing Ting, go bring me the Seven Jeweled Golden Pagoda.”
The Seven Jeweled Golden Pagoda, also known as the Seven Jeweled Golden King Pagoda, had seven layers and eight sides. It was made with gold, silver, ceramic, glass, coral, carnelian, and pearl which led to it becoming seven jewels, thus turning it into a “miniature pagoda.” It was once used as a relic for Buddhist Cultivation. It was hard to come by as a middle rank spirit tool. Once it recognizes a master, then that person would not come across a heart devil further into their cultivation. If this treasure was taken outside, then it would cause everyone in the Immortal Realm to fight over it. Mu Chen did not remember who it was that exchanged this relic with him for pills, or perhaps they exchanged it for his Master Dan Yangzhi’s pills. Even just leaving the pagoda as a display would be very nice. There was even a lot of small doors on the pagoda which led to spaces for his disciple to hide things. Mu Chen felt as if this thing was perfect as a plaything for children the same age as his little disciple.
“Palace Master….” Jing Ting wanted to advise Mu Chen that giving such a good item to a child wasn’t a smart thing to do. It could attract envy and hatred from others. It was common for people to kill others and take their treasure. A lot of geniuses met this type of misfortune. If he wanted Gu Yunjue to grow up safely and soundly, then raising him poorly with less material wealth, would also be good. However, once Jing Ting noticed the gaze that Mu Chen was looking at Gu Yunjue with, he felt as if anything he said would all be for naught. This kind of thing….it was impossible for Mu Chen not to understand. Maybe this was all just for now. He’ll probably think over all of this in the future.
After waving his hand to have the attendants leave, Jing Ting went to get the item with a cold expression on his face. In his heart, he felt deeply tired. He kept having this nagging feeling that there would be endless troubles in the future.
Mu Chen contentedly rubbed Gu Yunjue’s head while still sighing. As expected, his little disciple was still a genius even while he was on the righteous path.
Jing Ming looked around and noticed that there was nothing for him to do, so he turned his head and started to leave. He wanted to find a friend that he could show off to. He wanted to brag about how his Palace Master’s sight was so great that he was able to find a disciple that was an absolute genius.
When Mu Chen noticed him, he raised a finger and pressed down in the air, causing Jing Ming to be pressed straight down to the ground. Even though he gave him a pill to hide his devil qi and the entire Lofty Cloudy Sect knew that he was among Mu Chen’s people, there could still be other people that could sense him.
Jing Ming felt wronged by this and turned to look at Mu Chen. That was so mean!
Mu Chen felt helpless and pushed Gu Yunjue over to Jing Ming. “Take him with you in a moment. You are only allowed to go to Hanyang Palace. Don’t stop anywhere else.”
Gu Yunjue once again looked at Mu Chen with a blank expression in his eyes.
Mu Chen gently rubbed Gu Yunjue’s head. Children should be allowed to have a couple of friends. Mu Chen couldn’t be selfish and keep him by his side all the time. Jing Ming was a lively and active person and Chu Qianshuang was also simple minded. They also happened to be a few years older than Gu Yunjue so they could take care of him well. Gu Yunjue held onto Seven Jeweled Golden Pagoda as he was dragged away by Jing Ming. Mu Chen was still not assured by this and told Jing Ting to take a look at them later so that any accidents could be prevented.
Reality proved that Mu Chen had a right to be worried.
Author’s Comment: Doing a small show of not bearing responsibility.
Black Meow: “What thoughts do you have about being a top that was almost kicked to death by the bottom?”
After taking a deep breath, Gu Yunjue responded back: “Go Die!”