Chapter 1041: No Longer the Same After Joining the Celestial Sect
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
There was a time when Xu Yunsheng and Ying Luozha were two of the most outstanding characters among the second-generation disciples.
During then, the only opponent of the arrogant Ying Luozha was only Xu Yunsheng.
And beneath Xu Yunsheng’s humble appearance, he had a proud heart that recognized Ying Luozha as the only one who could put him under pressure.
The both of them competed all the time and each had their own victories and losses. Their competition was one of the most exciting scene in the Celestial Sect of Wonders during then.
But as time passed, the Celestial Sect of Wonders grew bigger and attracted more and more talents. Xu Yunsheng and Ying Luozha remained outstanding characters, but they were no longer alone anymore.
This was a good thing for the Celestial Sect of Wonders. But to the both of them, they had to adjust their mindsets. Otherwise, they would be disappointed and their state of minds might even become unbalanced.
Dao Yuting was still fine. She was in the Foundation Establishment Stage when she first joined the sect, but they were only in the Qi Cultivation Stage.
But Tang Jun, Han Yang, Huang Zhenting, Zhou Yuncong, Yang Tie, Lin Tong and others who came after were more outstanding.
Xu Yunsheng and Ying Luozha were both very proud people. In the Celestial Sect of Wonders, they were also the ones who led the charge among the junior disciples. But after that, they were soon caught up or overtaken by others. This was an obstacle to them.
Out of the two of them, one went missing and the other one became from the strongest to one of the strongest.
However, right now, Ying Luozha was in a stable condition. Even when he was criticized by Meng Honglou back then, he did not rage.
Although Ying Luozha continued to remain rebellious all these years, he was no longer as wayward as before.
If it was before he joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he would have flipped if he was criticized like this by someone else. He might even get violent. But now, Ying Luozha did not mind.
It’s not because he was not inspired to improve and lost this sharpness to him. But it’s because he managed to guide them on the correct path.
During the Spiritual Conference of Kunlun Mountains, he knew as he faced Zhou Yuncong, it was likely that he was going to lose. But he was not jealous of Zhou Yuncong. Rather, he set his mind to work even harder and improve himself.
In the past, he was only inferior only to Dao Yuting in the formation of the Aurous Core. Right now, he had risen to the Advanced Aurous Core Stage and was even faster than Liu Xiafeng and Li Xingfei.
Meng Honglou became the strongest among the third-generation disciples. Naturally, Ying Luozha had the intention to become the best among the second-generation disciples.
Even if people like Tang Jun, Han Yang, Zhou Yuncong and others kept on appearing and displayed potentials greater than Ying Luozha, Ying Luozha did not have the intention to give up. He worked extremely hard to attain his goal.
He was still as competitive as ever and as proud as ever. This was his belief and he never wavered from it.
Right now, Ying Luozha did not want to be like he was in the past and only see Xu Yunsheng as his opponent. Apart from that, he had no other goals.
And while he still felt that it was pity that there was no longer any news from Xu Yunsheng, it had nothing to do with cultivation. But it was because of someone else.
The romantic interest that Zhuge Wanqiu had for Xu Yunsheng might not have been detected by Ying Luozha then, but he certainly knew now.
With Ying Luozha’s personality, this was something that did not leave him feeling fine.
He never once expected that he would compete with Xu Yunsheng in other areas apart from their cultivations. Right now, he had to compete with him in terms of his love life.
Li Xingfei looked at Ying Luozha and sighed in her heart. She then said, “Second Elder Uncle said before that Senior Xu’s condition is within his grasp. But it’s just that he can’t return in the short-term.”
Ying Luozha looked a little down, “I know that. I asked Master a few times before already. But Master never once told me where he is and what he is doing.”
“Maybe, he is on some special mission or training.” Li Xingfei guessed, “That’s why it’s not convenient to tell us and he can’t contact us either.”
Ying Luozha snorted and did not speak any further.
As the bunch of them walked, two figures walked past them. As they saw Wang Lin and the others, they bowed respectfully.
“Greetings to Third Senior Granduncle, Elder Uncle Tian Bi, Elder Junior Aunty Tian Chi.” The figures who approached greeted Wang Lin, Ying Luozha and Li Xingfei.
He was a tall youth who had a refined temperament and was very friendly. His facial features were sharp, but what was more special was that his hair and brows had the color of ice.
And beside him was a young lady that looked like him. Her brows seemed to have been drawn and she looked pretty. Her gaze was filled with activity and she greeted Wang Lin and the others too.
She had the same color of ice on her hair and brows like the youth.
Wang Lin had an impression of the both of them. They were biological siblings. The brother was called Ye Xinhui, who was the disciple of Yang Tie. The sister was called Ye Xinxuan, who cultivated under Zhuge Wanqiu in the Wasteland Valley. The both of them were like Meng Honglou, as they joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders during the third Sect-Opening Ceremony 7 years ago in the Greater World.
The brother was only 15 years old then and the sister was only 8 years old. During that time, they did not look like they were now. The both of them had black hair and brows.
Right now, their icy-looking hair and brows were a result of their cultivation.
The both of them had the rare wood-type bodies, which was called the Jade Tree bodies, or also known as the Jade Tree silver appearance bodies.
Besides their Innate Talents that were not ordinary, the both of them were very hardworking in terms of their cultivations. Among the third-generation disciples, they were also one of the few that improved extremely quickly.
“Spare the formalities.” Wang Lin said before proceeding forward.
Li Xingfei looked at them and laughed, “You are secretly bringing your sister to the medicine valley to use the stove?”
Ye Xinhui smiled cheekily, “I don’t dare to. I asked permission from Master before coming.” Ye Xinxuan, who stood beside her, lowered her head suddenly.
The medicine valley was originally helmed by Yang Qing. Some time before, Yang Qing left the mountain to treat others elsewhere and knew that he was only going to return some time later. Thus, he told Lin Feng about it.
Lin Feng wanted to pass this role to Xiao Yan. After all, there were many disciples from the Inferno Precipice that cultivated pills. Eventually, Xiao Yan accepted this task. He knew his disciples well. If they had to manage the medicine valley, it was similar to throwing a bunch of goats to a wolf to manage.
Eventually, matters in the medicine valley were handled by Zhu Yi. As the junior disciples increased, the junior disciples took on more roles in the medicine valley naturally.
Ye Xinhui had a wood-type body, thus he was close to plants and wood. Among the third-generation disciples, he was mainly in charge of the medicine valley.
Li Xingfei laughed while nodding her head. She walked with Wang Lin to the Tripitaka Block. Ying Luozha then looked at Ye Xinhui and nodded his head. Both of them were from the Heavenly Temple, thus Ying Luozha knew a lot about Ye Xinhui. Ye Xinhui was very outstanding, but his personality was not to Ying Luozha’s liking.
Meng Honglou remained indifferent and greeted the Ye siblings back. After that, she left with Ying Luozha.
The Ye siblings interacted with her before. They naturally knew what she was like and were not bothered by her indifferent attitude. After bidding Wang Lin and the rest goodbye, they continued to proceed towards the medicine valley.
“Brother, did Elder Uncle Tian Bi give Senior Honglou some impossible task again?” Without the elders around, Ye Xinxuan became more active. She laughed as she asked her brother.
Ye Xinhui poked her head slightly, “He knows what he’s doing. Let’s not talk about this.”
Ye Xinxuan scratched her own head and made a clown face at her brother.
Seeing his sister’s carefree expression, Ye Xinhui revealed a smile on his face. After that, he said softly, “It’s nice to have a family.”
When he was eight and his sister was one, their parents passed away and they were left to fend for themselves. He worked for others to survive and brought his sister up. When his sister was a little older, he continued to work by washing the clothes of others.
He did so in a huge family in the Great Qin Empire. At the start, the owner of the family was still very generous. But as the young daughter of the owner grew up, she started to bully Ye Xinxuan. Ye Xinxuan did not confide in Ye Xinhui and he only discovered all this on his own.
If this was the case, the both of them could just tolerate and continue with their lives.
But who knew that there was a lecher in the family that had a liking for young girls. He preyed on Ye Xinxuan, which enraged Ye Xinhui. He then injured that person.
As they got into trouble, they had no choice but to escape and hid in the forest.
On a certain day, Ye Xinhui left the forest to sell some of the firewood and medicine he gathered from the forest. As he heard of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he decided to try his luck and went to the third Sect-Opening Ceremony with his sister. They then passed the test and entered the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Before they entered and after they entered the sect, the experience was extremely different. They were like two different worlds. Ye Xinhui was nostalgic as he thought of the past.
He could not help but to turn to look at the huge Black Heavenly Treasure Tree on Mount Yujing. The huge tree that covered a wide expanse was like the sect, helping to protect everyone from the sect from troubles and gave them a new life to live.
“It’s so nice to have a family.” Ye Xinhui mumbled. Ye Xinxuan turned to look at him, “Brother, what are you mumbling about?”
Ye Xinxuan regained his awareness and laughed, “I’m saying that you better not eat the entire medicine valley herbs later. Otherwise, I can’t account to Master of Grandmaster.”
“Brother, what nonsense are you spouting!” Ye Xinxuan was pissed off, while Ye Xinhui laughed non-stop.
In the Tripitaka Block, Xiao Yan looked at Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao as he watched the siblings disappear into the medicine valley, “Not bad.”
Zhu Yi and Shi Tianhao could not help but grin, while Wang Lin also smiled.
“Very well, let’s continue.” Xiao Yan clapped his hands and looked at his juniors, “Let’s put the Mantra of the Great Oblivion aside. What Third Junior mentioned earlier is interesting.”