Chapter 710: Let’s See How You Escape!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
At that point, Xiao Yan wanted to cry but suddenly, he thought of something very important.
Earlier, Lin Feng only told him about this task verbally. He did not give anything, not even an instruction. Xiao Yan had to come up with everything himself.
In other words, let’s not even talk about whether the others believe Lin Feng or him, even if he wanted to prove that it was Lin Feng’s intentions, he had nothing concrete to show for it.
Now, as he faced Jieyu and his wife, who stared at him slightly contemptuously, he knew that they thought that he was trying to blame his master for his own misdeed. This made him appear even more shameless.
Coming to this realization, Xiao Yan almost broke down in tears as he thought, “This time, there’s no way I can explain myself.”
He turned his head to look at Shi Tianhao, who looked lost. He did not appear to have understood the situation at all.
Helplessly, Xiao Yan lowered his head. He had no choice but to be a scapegoat this time. Right now, he had an urge to cry in wind as he thought, “Everyone says that Little Junior is becoming more and more devious and similar to master. However, looking at it now, Little Junior looks as innocent as a baby.”
Dejectedly, he wringed his hands and said, “It’s alright, it’s alright. I was reckless, please forgive me.”
Jieyu clasped his hands together and came before Baiguang and said with a slight smile, “Dear, Elder Xiao did so out of good intentions….”
Baiguang’s eyes widened as she glared at him. Jieyu felt as if his breath was stuck in his throat, but he continued to mumble, “I’m not the only one who took it, you took it too…”
“You still dare to talk about it!” Baiguang’s face turned slightly red. She was both angry and embarrassed. Jieyu raised his hands hurriedly in defeat as he said, “Ok, ok, we won’t talk about it.”
Jieyu took out the little bottle and shamefully passed it to Xiao Yan and said, “Elder Xiao, I think this belongs to you.”
Baiguang said fiercely, “Why are you still holding onto it? It should have been destroyed instantly.”
Xiao Yan took the medicine bottle and secretly telepathically asked Jieyu, “Has the problem been completely solved? I really have no ill intention. The reason why you are unable to progress to the Advanced Demonic Lord stage is mainly psychological, and a good part of it was because of your wife.”
“You need to continue loving her but stop fearing her. This is beneficial not only to your cultivation, but also to your marital life. However, the reason why you broke through the bottleneck and progress into the Advanced Demonic Lord stage was not because… not because you and your wife made love.”
Jieyu blushed and said, “Now I know, don’t worry, the problem has been solved. Actually, I was only a paper screen away and once I broke through that, all is fine.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head and said, “That’s good, that’s good, and it’s partially because of me too.”
“Yes, yes, we were slightly angry because we felt cheated. However, thinking about it, we really must thank Elder Xiao.”
The two of them shared a dry laugh. However, it was still awkward.
At that moment, Xiao Yan felt a weight on his hand. It was Tun Tun, who grabbed the porcelain medicine bottle.
Xiao Yan arched his eyebrows and asked, “What the hell do you want?”
Tun Tun said unhappily, “I want this medicine too!”
After she said that, Xiao Yan, Jieyu and Baiguang almost choked on their saliva.
“Stop talking nonsense, do you know what is this?” Xiao Yan was not sure whether to laugh or cry. “My side is messy enough as it is, please don’t create any more trouble for me.”
Tun Tun snorted unhappily, “Why does that old Black Dragon get the good stuff but not me?”
Jieyu laughed into the sky, “Good… good stuff? Right, it is really some good stuff….ow!”
Baiguang, who was next to him, elbowed him. Jieyu was unable to speak for a while. Baiguang smiled bitterly and said to Tun Tun, “Tun Tun, this really isn’t something good.”
Tun Tun mumbled, “I know, whenever Jieyu meets with any sort of trouble, Sister Baiguang will protect him.”
“I really don’t know what does ‘ My Love For A Stick Of Firewood’ do, but I can see that Jieyu is only able to progress from the Intermediate Demonic Lord stage to the Advanced Demonic Lord stage thanks to this pill.”
Xiao Yan’s face was complex and Jieyu looked embarrassed. Baiguang was almost bright red. The three of them looked at each other as they were completely at a loss as to how should they rebut her.
Tun Tun looked please with herself as she snatched a full medicine bottle over and said, “I want this medicine to advance too!”
She made a face at Jieyu and said, “Even this hen-pecked old dragon is in the Advanced Demonic Lord stage while I am still in the Beginner Demonic Lord Stage. How can this be? Before my physical body was destroyed, I was already in the Demonic Lord stage and this old dragon had yet to form his Demon Soul. Then, he was still in the Demonic Commander stage.”
Different types of demons would meet with different types of problems during cultivation due to their different make-up.
For some demons, they may be full of potential when they were borne, but they did not possess any level of cultivation. They needed to cultivate step-by-step to improve their mastery level, which had nothing to do with that of their parents.
However, for other demons, if their parents had a high level of mastery, the child they create would be a powerful demon since birth. At birth, some of them could be in the Demonic Commander, or even Demonic Lord stage.
Tun Tun was one of these examples. Her father was a Undying Demon Soul Second Level Tao Tie Grand Sage and her mother was the Purple Zephyr Tao Tie Demonic Lord, who was in the peak of her Advanced Demonic Lord stage. Hence, when they gave birth to Tun Tun, she was already in the Beginner Demonic Lord stage.
Due to this special trait of demons, they may appear much more powerful than Shi Tianhao who was only in the Foundation Establishment when he was born. However, Nature had its balances and while Tun Tun appeared powerful, her path of cultivation was filled with difficulties.
First of all, for these demons who could inherit their parents’ powers, reproduction was extremely difficult for them. It was even more difficult to do so than for pure-bred dragons to reproduce.
Tun Tun’s parents lived for almost ten thousand ears but they only gave birth to her. The entire Tao Tie tribe could only count a few members amongst themselves.
Then, for demons such as Tun Tun, while they brimmed with potential, they would require a lot of cultivation afterwards to advance to the next stage. It was at least a hundred times more difficult for her compared to any other ordinary demons.
This situation would only get better after she advanced to the Undying Demon Soul stage.
Here, she was radically different from Shi Tianhao and other human cultivators.
Hence, for demons such as Tun Tun, they would be stuck in a very awkward situation.
For example, for a demon that was in the Demonic Commander stage at birth, he could look down on other demons of his generation. However, it was extremely difficult for him to advance and he could only be a Demonic Commander for his entire life. In the end, he may be surpassed by those he formerly looked down on.
While the lifespan of demons were longer than that of humans, their lifespan would still be limited if they did not form their Demon Soul. As they watched themselves approached the end of their lives without having formed their Demon Soul, the bitterness and desperation they would feel is unimaginable.
Many demons who were born with potential shared this fate.
To get something, one must give something up in the meantime too.
At birth, they could reach heights that others may not reach despite many years of cultivation. In their youths, they would demonstrate exceptional powers.
However, the price of doing so was a much more difficult cultivation path.
As to whether it was a blessing or a curse, it was entirely dependent on one’s progress later in life. If one was able to overcome all difficulties and form one’s Undying Demon Soul, then they may be on the same level as ordinary demons.
However, Tun Tun was already in the Beginner Demonic Lord stage at birth. This was a rarely-seen situation even within the Tao Tie tribe and she was much more powerful compared to her friends who were Demonic Generals or Demonic Commanders at birth.
At the same time, however, it was much more difficult for her to improve. One could say that even if she were given an entire ocean’s worth of resources, without luck, she would be permanently stuck as a Demonic Lord.
From a certain perspective, when she destroyed her body initially and was left with only a remnant soul, this caused her powers to fall but also allowed her to break free from the chains Fate had placed on her. Now, it was much easier for Tun Tun to advance compared to before her physical body was destroyed.
Blessing and curse are different sides of the same coin. This could be Fate’s hand in play.
However, compared to other demons, Tun Tun would still find progressing extremely difficult. Hence, when she saw Jieyu progressing from the Intermediate Demonic Lord stage to the Advanced Demonic Lord stage because of the pills in the medicine bottle, she began to covet it
Upon obtaining the medicine bottle, Tun Tun was elated.
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and said, “I can only tell her the truth. If not, the real nightmare will begin after she takes the medicine.”
Baiguang’s face was so red that it appeared as if she was bleeding. Jieyu smiled bitterly like Xiao Yan. However, there was no other way to do so. To prevent Tun Tun from getting into more trouble, all he could do was to telepathically communicate the truth to Tun Tun.
Hearing that, Tun Tun’s eyes widened and she appeared slightly dazed.
After a long while, she regained her sense. She swept Xiao Yan and Jieyu with her eyes and snorted, “I don’t believe you.”
She looked at Baiguang and asked, “Sister Baiguang, is what they say true?”
Xiao Yan and Jieyu looked helplessly at Baiguang, who sighed and said quietly, “Tun Tun, behave, this is really a ‘dirty’ thing.”
Tun Tun’s eyes widened and she said, “So it’s real?”
“It’s real! It’s real!” Xiao Yan, Jieyu and Baiguang nodded their heads vigorously.
Who knew that Tun Tun burst out laughing, “Hahaha! That’s good! That’s really good!”
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and said, “Why don’t you believe us?”
Tun Tun stopped laughing and smiled gleefully, “I believe, but I don’t believe you, I only believe Sister Baiguang.”
Xiao Yan and the rest were perplexed. “Then, why do you still…”
Tun Tun swallowed the medicine bottle, but it was not to each the medicine. Instead, she temporarily stored it inside her.
Then, she placed her hands on her hips and said with a smile, “While it’s not for cultivation, which is regretful, to me this is better than a cultivation pill!”
Tun Tun danced with her fist in the air as she chuckled gleefully, “With a ‘My Love For A Stick Of Firewood’, let’s see how you escape, Dark Aqua Xuanming! Hahahahaha!”
Xiao Yan, “…”