Chapter 921: Tun Tun Is Depressed
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Tun Tun looked in shock at the little Xuanming who leaned against her and slept soundly.
Even Shi Tianhao and the rest were dumbfounded by the scene before them. They felt as if the situation had developed way out of control.
After a long while, Tun Tun finally regained her sense. She looked at the tiny Xuanming as her lips trembled in rage. Her words were almost incoherent as she sputtered, “You… you little fellow! Wake… wake up! Do you hear me?”
“If you don’t wake up, I’ll swallow you. This is not a threat!”
“I’m serious! I’ll really eat you! I have no tie with your Xuanming Tribe. Furthermore, your father, the Dark Aqua Xuanming, mistreated me before. Since he’s not here, I’ll settle his debt with you!”
“I have never eaten a Xuanming before, I shall start with you!”
“Did you hear what I just said? Don’t pretend to be asleep!”
“You are really… really asleep? And you are in such a deep sleep? I say, you lazy fool, I had never slept so well when I was at your age!”
The little Xuanming adjusted her sleeping position in Tun Tun’s arms, allowing herself to sleep better.
Tun Tun did not know whether to laugh or cry. She felt helpless.
The others finally regained their senses. Shi Tianhao burst out laughing and said, pointing at Tun Tun, “I told you, you good-for-nothing! He already has a family and kids. In the eyes of the Dark Aqua Xuanming, you are his enemy, right?”
Tun Tun bellowed in rage, “Shut up!”
After Shi Tianhao finished laughing, he looked at Tun Tun seriously and said, “I’ve said it long ago, you good-for-nothing, that in the eyes of the Dark Aqua Xuanming, he felt that what you had done all those years ago was to deliberate provoke him instead of a form of…. You know.”
“After all, at that time…” said Shi Tianhao as he looked at Tun Tun from head to toe. He twitched his lips and said, “Even now, you don’t look like someone that he can…do it with.”
Shi Tianhao shot her a look and said, “Let’s not talk about tribes or feelings. Based solely on your demon age, if the Dark Aqua Xuanming likes you, then he’s the abnormal one.”
Tun Tun waved her fists at Shi Tianhao and shouted, “Don’t look down on others! I will mate with the Dark Aqua Xuanming!”
“Kekekeke!” While they had all heard it many times before, everyone from the Celestial Sect of Wonders would still choke on their spit whenever they hear Tun Tun’s bold proclamation.
Han Yang turned away from her. His elbows could not stop shuddering.
Huang Zhenting covered his mouth and thought, “Is it even necessary to care so much about these type of things? Aunt Tun Tun may be too insistent here.”
Zhuge Wanqiu did not know whether she should laugh or cry upon hearing this. Tan Yunqing, who was normally cool and collected, twitched his mouth. He did not know what to say here.
Luo Qingwu looked at the little Xuanming leaning against Tun Tun and said, “However, why is this little fellow so affectionate towards you?”
“By right, even if she did not know about the big battle between you and her father, you are still a stranger to her.”
“I have never heard about the Xuanming Tribe and the Tao Tie Tribe feeling a sense of familiarity towards each other?”
Tun Tun looked at Luo Qingwu and scoffed, “How will I know? You ask me, who do I ask? I too wonder why does the little b*stard treat me as such. If I know, I won’t be so annoyed.”
Han Yan turned around and giggled, “Perhaps Aunt Tun Tun knows her mother, or the two of you may even be related.”
Tun Tun opened her eyes wide and said, “Other than the Dark Aqua Xuanming, I don’t know a single Xuanming, let alone a female one!”
“I’m related to her? If that female Xuanming appear before me, I will swallow her immediately!”
Yang Qing said quietly, “If you have no tie with the mother, then it probably has something to do with the Dark Aqua Xuanming. Could it be that, during the vicious battle you had with him all those years ago, you and the Dark Aqua Xuanming had some form of sexual interaction?”
Tun Tun fell into a sombre silence. At that time, Shi Tianhao chuckled, “Hey, good-for-nothing, do you feel a sense of familiarity when you see this little fellow?”
“How is that possible?!” Tun Tun almost jumped in rage. Just as she was about to move, she realized that there was still a tiny being lying against her. She had no choice but to grit her teeth and continue looking depressed.
Shi Tianhao looked at her slyly and said, “Why don’t you eat her instead of holding on to her as if you are her babysitter?”
Tun Tun’s eyebrows arched and immediately, a look of greed and viciousness crossed her face. Then, no one could mistake her for a human loli anymore, it was clear that she was a true Tao Tie.
However, the moment she opened her mouth, she lowered her head and saw the tiny Xuanming continued to sleep without a care in the world. She did not know what to do next.
With her teeth, she scraped against the top half of the little Xuanming’s body before she finally closed her mouth and said in a low, resentful voice, “She’s too small and not even enough to fill the gaps in my teeth. If I swallow her, my hunger won’t be sated. Instead, I will be even more enraged.”
Shi Tianhao, Luo Qingwu and rest burst out laughing upon hearing what Tun Tun said. Tun Tun glared at them and asked, “What are you guys laughing at?”
The group of them laughed into the air and said, “Nothing, nothing…” They turned away from her but their shoulder continued to heave up and down. Looking at that scene, Tun Tun gritted her teeth in anger.
“Hmph!” Tun Tun unhappily scrunched up her face and looked at the little Xuanming. She could not help feeling even more depressed as she said angrily, “Hmph! Wait till your mother is back, I’ll eat her first to replenish my strength. Then, I’ll go after that bastard, the Dark Aqua Xuanming.”
On Mount Hanfeng, the more depressed Tun Tun was, the more Shi Tianhao laughed.
Outside of Mount Hanfeng, Wang Lin, Li Yuanfang and Chu Yang sat quietly in space. After a long while, Wang Lin’s expression changed slightly. He lifted his head and looked in the west, in the direction of the Great Xuanming Lake.
In the void, a tiny black droplet of water appeared and hovered quietly in mid-air. It sparkled clearly like a piece of crystal. However, what caught everyone’s attention was the extreme cold it gave off.
The black droplet of water that was an ice crystal gradually expanded. Slowly, it resembled a huge door that led to the dark Ice Ages. Finally, a figure stepped out from the door. It was a mature Xuanming.
The moment the Xuanming appeared, the temperature of his surroundings plummeted. Instantly, the world fell silent. It was as if one had entered a world without sound.
At the same time, the originally sunny day turned dark. It was not because clouds covered the sun but instead, the sun continued to shine on the earth, just that its rays appeared dimmer.
The power of the extreme freeze could not only freeze all solid living things and objects, but it could even freeze things without forms, such as noise and sunlight.
In the current Barren Expanses, there was only one such Xuanming with this power, and that was the Xuanming Grand Sage.
The former Yu Clan of the Divine Lands too cultivated the Mantra of Xuanming and the Xuanming Primordial Water. However, no one could pull off what the Xuanming Grand Sage did. Only the family head, the Xuanming Holy Man Yu Xintao, was able to possess such power with the help of home ground advantage and a spell formation.
If the Xuanming Grand Sage revealed his true self, Yu Xintao may be able to battle him only if he had home ground advantage, support from his home’s spell formation and his family’s Metaplasia-level magic treasure the Theorem of Xuanming.
However, to Wang Lin, he did not fear the Xuanming Grand Sage.
Although he had just reached the Immortal Soul Stage, Wang Lin dared to face Undying Demon Soul Third Level demons. What more to say the Xuanming Grand Sage, who was only in the Undying Demon Soul Second Level.
He sat cross-legged and quietly in the space above Mount Hanfeng without moving. From Wang Lin’s body, a powerful aura of death began to spread as it slowly eroded the space around him and turned into a true Yellow Springs World.
The entire Bitan Mountains, including Mount Hanfeng, felt as if it had descended into Hell.
The huge lake that was connected to the entire Bitan Mountains turned into the Yellow Springs. The originally calm surface of the lake began to gurgle silent as it turned into the turbulent of Forgetfulness River (Translator’s Note: The Forgetfulness River, or 忘川河, is a mythical river in Chinese Hell where souls who plunged into it would forget about their past lives. Its closest Western equivalent is the River Lethe in Greek mythology.). The River of Forgetfulness shot up into the air and encircled Wang Lin and the Xuanming Grand Sage.
A dark path, the Biliang Slope (Translator’s Note: The Biliang Slope, or 比良坡, is the path to Hell in East Asian mythology) appeared before the Xuanming Grand Sage.
Looking at the path, the Xuanming Grand Sage did not dare to act rashly. His path was blocked and he could not advance.
When Wang Lin revealed his Destructive stage of the River Styx, the Xuanming Grand Sage revealed his true form immediately. It was not to attack but instead, to protect himself.
His cold gaze was fixated on Mount Hanfeng and Wang Lin beneath him.
Wang Lin’s expression was calm but he said nothing. Li Yuanfang, by his side, clasped his hands together and said politely, “We are here because one of our friends want to meet with your son. We have no other intentions. If we have offended you in any way, please forgive us.”
As the Xuanming Grand Sage was trapped by Wang Lin’s Destructive stage of the River Styx, he had no choice but to wait with Wang Lin and company.
In Mount Hanfeng, however, Tun Tun was growing impatient. “That b*stard, what kind of father is he? Is he learning to hide his head in his shell from the Zang Turtles?”
The little Xuanming slept soundly but she also woke up quickly. As she lay in Tun Tun’s arms, she asked, “Sister, is daddy back?”
Tun Tun glared at her and said, “Don’t call me sister! Call me… call me auntie! Did you get that?”
The little Xuanming blinked and said, “Yes, auntie!”
Tun Tun nodded her head satisfactorily but the little Xuanming continued, “Auntie, Liuling is hungry.”
“Where are your babysitters? Where can I find food for you now?” Tun Tun asked, perplexed. However, she realized that her reaction was wrong. Immediately, she said fiercely to the Xuanming, “No, you are my hostage and my prisoner-of-war. Do you know what’s a hostage? Stop having so many requests!”
The little Xuanming replied, “Liuling is very obedient.” After she said, she did not mention anything about her hunger anymore. She nudged comfortably in Tun Tun’s chest.
Tun Tun wanted to look in to the sky and cry as she looked helplessly at Shi Tianhao and asked, “I have no food with me now, do you have anything on you?”
Just when she said that, a voice came from the outside of Mount Hanfeng, “You Tao Tie, you really don’t quit!”
Hearing that voice, Tun Tun exclaimed, “Finally, Dark Aqua Xuanming, you came!”