Chapter 923: Mental Health and Counselling Are Important
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
A leopard can never change its spots. No matter how sadly Tun Tun cried, it could not change the fact that she was still a good-for-nothing.
Soon, she controlled her sobs and looked fiercely at the Dark Aqua Xuanming and said, “It doesn’t matter how it was like before. Right now, I want you to be my mate!”
Everyone almost fell over in shock. As they looked at Tun Tun, who cried so much and yet could not forget her original purpose, they were filled with a sense of wonder.
Tun Tun said loudly, “If you don’t agree, I’ll bring you back home, by force!”
The Dark Aqua Xuanming smiled coldly and said, “You are welcome to try.”
While he said that, his gaze still fell upon his own beloved daughter. He was afraid that Tun Tun might harm her.
The little Xuanming blinked and looked curiously at Tun Tun and her father. She tugged Tun Tun’s sleeves and asked, “Auntie?”
Tun Tun looked at the Dark Aqua Xuanming and scoffed. Then, she lowered her head to look at the little Xuanming in her hands and gently put her down and said, “Liu…Liuling, right? Wait for me here please, I’ll come and play with you after I mate with you dad…”
Shi Tianhao and the rest almost choked as he, along with Luo Qingwu, rushed forward to block Tun Tun. Yang Qing came before the Dark Aqua Xuanming and sighed, “Our sect has no quarrel with the Xuanming Tribe. You hardly enter the Divine Lands and rarely interact with us humans and hence, we have no intention of fighting you. All we are here for is to help her convey her feelings for you…”
The Dark Aqua Xuanming’s face turned sullen as he said slowly, “Our Xuanming Tribe may live in a rather isolated place, but your honorable sect’s name is still well-known.”
As the Tao Tie that constantly harassed him was in that sect, how could he not know of them?
Just as what Shi Tianhao had said, the demons, no matter whether they were interacting with fellow demons or human cultivators, liked to fight first before they discuss anything. Whoever fought better would have a better negotiating position.
Even the cold, quiet Xuanming Tribe operated in the same way.
Just now, with Wang Lin’s Yellow Springs World, the Xuanming Grand Sage was rendered immobile. That was enough to demonstrate the power of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Hence, the Dark Aqua Xuanming would not pick a fight where he would surely lose.
Of course, if Shi Tianhao and company wanted to help Tun Tun and forcibly… forcibly make him do it, then he would surely resist to the death.
However, when the Dark Aqua Xuanming thought of it, he found the whole situation completely incredulous. It hurt to even think about it.
Here, a half-smile appeared on the Dark Aqua Xuanming’s cold face. This was probably the first time in his life he smiled bitterly so many times.
He looked at Yang Qing and sighed, “That little Tao Tie hasn’t even reached maturity!”
Shi Tianhao turned her head and looked with a pained expression.
Yang Qing looked at Shi Tianhao and asked, “What’s wrong?” He was obviously very lacking in his understanding of demons.
Shi Tianhao’s mouth twitched as he said, “It means that this good-for-nothing cannot even… cannot even… you know. She doesn’t even have the urge to mate.”
While he knew that Tun Tun was considered young amongst Tao Tie, Shi Tianhao and the rest did not know how could Tao Tie even mate as there were many physiological differences between demons and humans. Hence, they could not use their human standards to view her and did not give much thought into that. Now, after hearing what the Dark Aqua Xuanming said, Tun Tun… was truly underage!
Despite Yang Qing being more emotionally mature than before, his eyes turned wide too.
Shi Tianhao said painfully, “In other words, if other mature demons try to… do that with her, then it’s still reasonable. However, if she wants to force another demon to do… that, then there’s no biological basis for it. Instead, it’s purely… purely…”
“Purely because of her mind…” Lin Feng, who was watching from the side, finished Shi Tianhao’s sentence for him. Then, he sighed and said, “Hence, mental health and counselling are important, particularly for families with girls.”
Shi Tianhao turned to Tun Tun and yelled, “You b*stard, do you even know what is sex?”
Tun Tun scoffed, “Of course I do! I watched my parents do it.”
Yang Qing smiled bitterly and said, “But you are still underage, there’s no benefit here.”
Tun Tun looked at the Dark Aqua Xuanming and said, “I can store him first then.”
Everyone, upon hearing that, face-palmed. That was the classic mentality of Tao Tie.
The Dark Aqua Xuanming’s expression turned colder as he looked in an unfriendly manner at Tun Tun. Tun Tun returned his gaze.
Soon, however, Tun Tun’s legs left the ground. But it was because Shi Tianhao lifted her up.
“Shi Tianhao, what are you doing?” Tun Tun kicked and thrashed as she gritted her teeth. While she was in her Demonic Lord stage, her demonic powers were useless in the hands of Shi Tianhao. All she could do was to struggle like a child.
Shi Tianhao had a pained expression on his face as he said, “He has a child, don’t forget.”
Tun Tun continued struggling as she said, “In the Barren Expanses, it’s common to fight for mates. I’m not the only one doing it.”
The Dark Aqua Xuanming smiled bitterly. Tun Tun was right. However, he took no joy in being the target of others’ affection.
Shi Tianhao’s mouth twitched as he said, “Can you please behave, I was almost tempted to let you kidnap him back to Mount Yujing.”
He meant what he said. While he had matured, in his heart, he was still the famous and terrible trouble-maker of his youth.
However, even Tun Tun’s antics today made him speechless.
He nodded at the Dark Aqua Xuanming and then dragged Tun Tun out of the abode. With a stunned face, Luo Qingwu quickly bowed to the Dark Aqua Xuanming and said, “We are terribly sorry for having troubled you and we are really lucky that we did not injure anyone from your tribe. However, we broke the spell formation you cast over your abode and took away a treasure. We still have matters to attend to and hence, we can’t stay for long. As for compensations, we’ll discuss afterwards. Forgive us.”
The Dark Aqua Xuanming held his daughter tightly in his arms as he stared at the group of Celestial Sect of Wonders disciples. He shook his head and said, “There’s no need for compensation, but please don’t let this happen again.”
Just Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao posed a huge threat to the Xuanming Tribe, let alone the entire Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Xuanming Tribe was still a demon tribe. To them, the stronger party need not compensate or apologize to the weaker party.
Demons did not usually infringe upon the interests of the weaker party, partially because they did not deem them important enough and partially because they feared the intervention by someone of a similar or higher level.
As the Dark Aqua Xuanming said that, the little Xuanming in his embrace stared at Tun Tun and asked, “Daddy, when can auntie play with us again?”
Looking at the Dark Aqua Xuanming’s expression, everyone in the abode tried hard not to laugh.
Lin Feng too shook his head and laughed. In terms of demon hereditary, it was partially related to blood and partially related to the demon soul. The more powerful a demon was, the more his/her soul played a part in heredity.
For demons in the Undying Demon Soul Second Level, their demon souls may even affect the physical bodies of their offspring.
While he did not scour the little Xuanming’s soul, Lin Feng could deduce that after the battle between Tun Tun and the Dark Aqua Xuanming, both had only a remnant soul left while their battleground was littered with traces of their demon soul.
While they belonged to different tribes, the demon souls of Tun Tun and the Dark Aqua Xuanming intermingled and formed a sibling-like relationship. This caused Liuling, the little Xuanming, to feel a special sense of closeness to Tun Tun even though her mother was another Xuanming.
Similarly, Tun Tun reacted the same way to Liuling. By allowing the little Xuanming to call her ‘auntie’, there was a certain element of truth in it. While Tun Tun had no blood tie with the little Xuanming, emotionally, she was closer to her than the other biological siblings of the Dark Aqua Xuanming.
In terms of demon souls, Tun Tun’s demon soul was the most similar to her father’s.
To Liuling, other than her father, mother and grandparents, she was emotionally closest to Tun Tun.
It could be said that her emotional closeness to Tun Tun was similar to her emotional closeness with her grandparents.
Of course, this was Lin Feng’s deduction. Without scouring her soul, Lin Feng could not be certain.
The Dark Aqua Xuanming was ultimately a demon and he had a deeper understanding of his own heredity. After thinking about it carefully, he probably got the same conclusion as Lin Feng’s. Hence, he felt a lot of angst about it.
However, his own daughter was still staring at him. The Dark Aqua Xuanming could only say helplessly, “In the future, perhaps.”
While it was not a long sentence, the Dark Aqua Xuanming almost bit his tongue off saying that.
The little Xuanming nodded her head earnestly and waved her claws at Tun Tun, saying, “If you have the time, auntie, come and visit Liuling.”
When he heard that, the Dark Aqua Xuanming’s expression looked even more painful.
Tun Tun looked at the little Xuanming and her gaze became a lot warmer. Her mouth twitched as she said, “I didn’t bring anything for you this time. Next time, I will bring something tasty for you.”
Saying that, her gaze returned to the Dark Aqua Xuanming. She stared at him and said seriously, “You wait, I will not give up…”
“You, you, you. Grow up first before you can even talk about this.” Without waiting for her to finish, Shi Tianhao dragged her out of the abode and looked at Wang Lin and Li Yuanfang, who were both in mid-air, and said, “Third Senior, Sixth Senior, let’s go.”
Li Yuanfang arched his eyebrows and his gaze appeared slightly inquisitive. Wang Lin said nothing as he stood up and withdrew his Destructive Stage of the River Styx. With his mana, he gathered Shi Tianhao and Luo Qingwu, broke through the void, and flew far far away.
The Xuanming Grand Sage and his daughter-in-law landed on Mount Hanfeng and met with the Dark Aqua Xuanming and Liuling. The little Xuanming rushed straight into her mother’s embrace as the Dark Aqua Xuanming explained the situation to his father. The two of them exchanged a look a sighed in unison.
At that time, the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders left Mount Hanfeng and followed the Primordial Magnet Power Ore north. On the way there, every single one of them had a painful expression on their faces.
Yang Qing shook his head and said, “All that trouble, all that trouble.”
Chu Yang, upon hearing what had happened, was shell-shocked. He looked at Tun Tun, who was breathing heavily and could only tell himself to never judge a Tao Tie by appearance.
Wang Lin’s appearance did not change. After a while, he stopped and said, “We’re here.”
Everyone cast their gaze over as they saw a huge chasm in the ground. From the chasm, one could feel a powerful Primordial Magnet Power.
At that time, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao casted their gaze into the same direction as their eyes flashed.