Chapter 509: In the End, Begging is Needed
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
To Fei Ye and Black Jade, although Lin Tong did interact Lin Feng and Xiao Yan before, the period wasn’t very long. While they might have feelings, it should not be greater than their close relationship.
Lin Tong was not ordinary. She was nurtured from a Parasol Tree Wood Essence, but her innate spirituality was very great. She could clearly feel her closeness to other Divine Parasol Trees and the Demon Phoenix tribe.
Thus, Fei Ye and Black Jade were confident that they could convince Lin Tong to return to the Divine Lands with them.
Especially Lin Tong’s confused look suggested that she did not know what was happening. Fei Ye and Black Jade were feeling even more confident now.
“Seems like you did not tell her what happened. Therefore, she should not have been influenced by any ideas or thoughts that can affect her judgment.” Black Jade thought, “In this way, this leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is someone who is rather refined. He does not resort to petty tricks.”
Fei Ye had the same thought, “This trip is not wasted. If we can prevent a conflict, it will be the best.”
As they were thinking, the two of them told Lin Tong their purpose of visit.
Lin Tong was in Xiao Yan’s arms and she asked while sucking her thumb, “If I go to the Barren Expanses, can I return here?”
Fei Ye smiled but did not speak. Whereas Black Jade revealed a smile too and said to Lin Tong, “Of course you can.”
“When we return to the Parasol Tree Forest, we won’t restrict your freedom. If you want to take a walk, you can do so. But for your safety, we will escort you.”
Fei Ye nodded his head as he heard from one side. He thought, “After all, she has interacted with Lin Feng for a period of time. It’s normal for her to develop some feelings. For her to be so sentimental, it’s a positive trait.”
As they were thinking, they discovered something weird with Lin Tong’s expression. Her smile disappeared and her brows started to raise. She interrupted Black Jade, “So you are saying that I will spending more time than here and that I can only occasionally return to find Father and Grandfather?”
“That is natural. The Parasol Tree Forest is your home.” Fei Ye and Black Jade did not realize, but they soon discovered the main point in Lin Tong’s words. They were both stunned, “Father and….Grandfather?”
Lin Tong started to wail, “In that case, I don’t want to go!”
“I won’t leave!” Lin Tong extended her chubby legs and grabbed hold onto Xiao Yan’s neck, “I want to live with Father and Grandfather!”
Xiao Yan was troubled and tried to coax her, “I have told you many times it’s Godfather, not Father.”
He turned his head and saw that Fei Ye and Black Jade looked ghastly.
Fei Ye took in a deep breath and looked at Lin Tong before looking at Lin Feng and Xiao Yan, “This kid was definitely not nurtured naturally, but she was cultivated by Xiao Yan?” He quickly understood the logic and was troubled.
Lin Feng said, “She is very pure. Please forgive her for any discourtesy.”
Fei Ye and Black Jade nodded their heads annoyingly. They were really at a loss now.
If it was just a sentient Parasol Tree Wood Essence, then they could treat it like a thing. Regardless whether it was Fei Ye or Black Jade, according to their moral standards, they could just retrieve what they had lost.
But the Parasol Tree Wood Essence had developed its own spiritual awareness. It was now an independent life with its own thinking. It could no longer be regarded as an item.
Of course, if it were others, they won’t bother about Lin Tong’s opinion. They would just force her, but that was not something a Demon Phoenix would do.
Even if they wanted to do it, Lin Feng was still here. If they dared to cause trouble on Mount Yujing, Lin Feng would teach them a lesson.
If she was willing to go on her accord, then it’s one thing. But if she was to be forcefully taken away, it would be another thing.
Fei Ye and Black Jade looked at Lin Tong with a depressed look. They wanted to curse too. If Lin Tong was nurtured through natural means, then her relationship with Lin Feng and Xiao Yan would not be close.
She was still confused as a child. Although she could be easily influenced, she was capable of making her own decisions in front of the Demon Phoenixes.
But it was a pity she was not nurtured from natural means. She only developed her spiritual awareness through Xiao Yan and Lin Feng’s cultivation of the Parasol Tree Wood Essence.
In her mind, Lin Feng was the closest elder she had. The Demon Phoenixes and the Divine Parasol Trees were inferior to him in terms of status.
Regardless whether it was her biological kin or adopted kin, Lin Feng took top spot in her heart, above the Divine Parasol Tree and the Demon Phoenix tribe.
This left Fei Ye and Black Jade at a loss of what to do. They did not want to force Lin Tong. But their mission was to bring Lin Tong back to the Parasol Tree Forest.
But now even if they talked their lungs out, they would still be unable to convince Lin Tong to leave with them.
Not even talking about long-term stay, even if it was a short travel, she would be unwilling to follow them. She grabbed Xiao Yan’s neck tight and was cautious of the two of them. To her, they were like two child peddlers.
As they saw Lin Tong’s expression, Fei Ye and Black Jade were on the verge of crying.
“Bring her over to play.” Lin Feng instructed Xiao Yan. Xiao Yan nodded his head and coaxed Lin Tong, while walking further away.
Lin Tong looked at Fei Ye and Black Jade warily before putting her attention back on Xiao Yan. The two Demon Phoenixes did not know what to do.
“Her intentions are clear. She has decided of her own accord. I did not interfere.” Lin Feng said, “The two of you can remain on the mountain to try and convince her. But if she doesn’t change her mind, then I won’t keep the both of you further.”
Fei Ye and Black Jade were silent. After a while, Fei Ye said, “In this case, thank you for your generosity. I’m afraid that you will disturb for another day.”
In the following day, the two of them tried their best to convince Lin Tong to return to the Divine Lands with them.
They did not even wish for Lin Tong to return to her original clan by now. Their only wish was for her to come to the Parasol Tree Forest just for one trip.
But no matter how they tried to convince Lin Tong, Lin Tong would not budge. This was all their fault, for not clarifying the situation earlier. Their words were too explicit, that made Lin Tong misunderstand that they were trying to separate her and Lin Feng and Xiao Yan.
This caused her to blacklist the both of their names. Regardless how generous their terms were and how many promises they made, she only believed that they were trying to scam her.
Lin Tong was extremely resilient and stubborn now. Regardless whatever Fei Ye and Black Jade said, she would not be moved. She would not even move an inch.
Even Lin Feng and Xiao Yan felt pitiful for the both of them as they witnessed how they tried to convince Lin Tong.
“Master, why must they insist on bringing her back?” Xiao Yan thought it was weird. He understood the character of the Demon Phoenixes by now. He knew they looked down upon cheating behaviors, thus they were not those who would resort to that.
Fei Ye and Black Jade just wanted to invite Lin Tong to the Parasol Tree Forest and not to make her stay there long-term. Thus, based on their characters, they should mean what they say. They were not trying to scam her.
But why were they trying so hard to bring Lin Tong back?
Or rather, why did they want the Parasol Tree Wood Essence?
Lin Feng pondered while saying, “As for the detailed reason, I am unclear. But I can confirm that whatever they plan on doing must require Lin Tong’s help. In this matter, Lin Tong is irreplaceable.”
“Lin Tong was birthed from a female Divine Parasol Tree.” He said while looking at Lin Tong, “Under what circumstance is Lin Tong irreplaceable? There’s only one possibility. It’s that the Parasol Tree that she was birthed from had some issues with the male companion Parasol Tree. Thus, they need her to settle the problem.”
Xiao Yan was enlightened, “It’s like the pair of Flying Snow Plumes in the Wasteland Valley. There’s only one partner in their lives. They live and die together. For the Parasol Trees, it’s the exact same situation. Every tree has its own companion in its entire life.”
Lin Feng nodded his head and did not speak further. He thought, “Without her, the male tree would wilt. Since that female tree had already lost her wood essence, she would naturally wilt. With the wood essence, the male tree may still survive.”
“But the Parasol Tree Wood Essence had been lost in the Secret Manual of Kun Peng for so long, how did the male Parasol Tree survive so long?”
Lin Feng and Xiao Yan were gossiping, while Fei Ye and Black Jade were at a loss. Lin Tong would still not follow them no matter how much they tried.
As they were at a loss, the both of them came to find Lin Feng.
“Master Lin, please help us to convince her to return to the Barren Expanses.” Fei Ye said. “After this, we will escort her back. We will not disturb you from then on.”
Initially, they though that they could easily bring Lin Tong back. Who knew that they had to beg Lin Feng for help in the end.
To the Demon Phoenix tribe, if they begged for help, then they owe the other party a favor. Both Fei Ye and Black Jade recognized this.
But since they could not convince Lin Tong, they could only ask Lin Feng for help.
Lin Feng continued to look normal and did become haughty. He only asked, “I need to know why the both of you are bringing Lin Tong back to the Barren Expanses.”
“Please rest assured. She will not be hurt.” Fei Ye hesitated for a while, before adding on, “It’s from the Parasol Tree King. He needs her help.”