Seeing that the Elders were still contemplating about his words, Li Qi Ye softly spoke:
“If the business here is concluded, then let your prime descendant come out and meet me. No matter how heaven defying a genius is, they have nothing to brag about in front of me!”
This thirteen year old boy kept saying outrageous things; however, it seemed natural when it was he who was the one speaking – like it was a matter of fact.
Demon Emperor Lun Ri gave his heavenly order:
“Shuang’er, come out and meet young master Li.”
When prime descendant Li Shuang Yan appeared in the Sky Chamber, her beauty brightened the place; a peerless beauty in this generation that people could not stop offering praises to.
This was a girl around the age of eighteen. Her features resembled a masterpiece painting; her thinly plucked eyebrows were arched perfectly around her shining crescent eyes. Her charming little crimson lips accentuated her alluring face. However, her expression was as cold as ice and arrogance could be contrived from the aura between her eyebrows and her pure white robe.
Li Shuang Yan was the prime descendant of the Nine Saint Demon Gate as well as the number one beauty in Old Ox country. Not only that, her aptitude and cultivation level match her peerless looks as well.
Such a child blessed by the heavens, it would be natural for her not wanting to be wed to a person that only had a mortal Physique, mortal Life Wheel, and mortal Fate Palace. Plus, the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect had already gone downhill, his position as the Prime Disciple was meaningless.
Li Qi Ye wasn’t overly surprised by the peerless beauty and pride-worthy talents of Li Shuang Yan. As he floated through the endless currents of time, he had seen many beauties. When it came to talents and beauty, how many women could compare to Immortal Emperor Xiu Shu and Immortal Emperor Bing Yu?
After taking a close look at Li Shuang Yan, Li Qi Ye nodded his head.
“Not too bad.”
Li Shuang Yan had a favorable opinion of Li Qi Ye after his first sentence, but the second enraged her. Li Qi Ye continued his thought:
“She is still a bit lacking to be my wife. Saint Fate Palace is also moderately acceptable. I am currently lacking a sword maid; you can be my sword maid then.”
Not only Li Shuang Yan, but the Elders were enraged as well. Li Shuang Yan was not only the prime descendant, but she was also their pride. The whole Nine Saint Demon Gate put their hopes onto her. However, today, Li Qi Ye dared to arrogantly announce that he wanted her to be his sword slave; this was a complete slap to the face for them.
Not waiting for their retorts, Li Qi Ye slowly continued:
“I don’t like to force anyone. Think over it carefully; if you agree, then you can find me at the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect.”
He stopped and stared at Li Shuang Yan.
After hearing his words, she was shakingly maddened. Everywhere she went, she was the moon surrounded by the stars. Young geniuses that wanted to marry her could form a waiting line from the east to the west of Old Ox country.
However, right now, a boy that had not grown hair dared to presumptuously ask her to be his sword maid? The boy looks very cute on the outside but in Li Shuang Yan’s eyes, he was extremely unlikable.
“You are being too arrogant!”
The Elders exclaimed. A descendant of the Nine Saint Demon Gate was only worthy of being a sword maid? The boy was clearly trying to humiliate the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
“It is up to you to take a chance. I have given you the opportunity; whether you can grasp it or not will depend on your fate.”
Li Qi Ye ignored the Elders, took one last glance at Li Shuang Yan, and then left.
Li Shuang Yan’s icy expression was overtaken by red anger, and her milky breasts bounced from heavy breathing. She had met many arrogant people, but someone like Li Qi Ye was the first. The worst thing was that he was only thirteen. She was five years older than him, yet he dared to act that way in front of her. People say children are cute, but Li Qi Ye was anything but cute in Li Shuang Yan’s eyes.
“Your highness, he dared to disrespect us like this; we can’t easily forgive him!”
An Elder raged indignantly.
Demon Emperor Lun Ri quietly answered:
“A true dragon will fly to the nine heavens; a godly phoenix will sweep the nine worlds. A dragon or a phoenix, my eyes are eager to see!”
After coming back to his guest house, Nan Huai Ren quickly ran over and asked:
“Senior, how is your marriage with princess Li?”
Protector Mo was also curious. He also knew that the Nine Saint Demon Gate highly valued Li Qi Ye; there was a high chance that this arranged marriage would be successful.
Today, when the Nine Saint Demon Gate formally invited Li Qi Ye, he thought chances were that they wanted to talk about the marriage.
Li Qi ye stared at Nan Huai Ren and said:
“I never said I was going to marry her. If she was willing, I would take her in as a maid.”
“Mai… Mai… Mai… Maid!”
Nan Huai Ren started stuttering; Li Qi Ye’s words had shocked him.
“You were truly confused!”
If this was before, he would be reprimanding Li Qi Ye. However, now, when he was standing in front of him, he felt that his position was naturally lower. Protector Mo didn’t dare to scold him from the perspective of a senior.
“She is only a girl, no need to be so terrified.”
Li Qi Ye essentially didn’t mind. Li Shuang Yan was indeed worthy of his tutelage; however, when compared to Immortal Emperor Bing Yu, she was quite lacking.
Afterwards, Li Qi Ye had finally completed his blood rite with the four statues. With this done, this trip had been a complete success, so he wanted to return to the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect.
During this time, the Elders did not show their face; same for Li Shuang Yan. Li Qi Ye did not really care for what they were planning.
“If we return, what do we report on this?”
Before the departure, Protector Mo hesitantly asked Li Qi Ye.
Li Qi Ye glanced back and smiled:
“This depends on your choice; do you want to be on my side or the Elders’?”
These were simple words, but they scared Protector Mo. He was not a dumb person; to become a Protector, he had to surpass many difficulties and encounters.
Nan Huai Ren couldn’t help but stare at his master. He was even more wily than Protector Mo and he knew how to pick the opportunity and read people’s intentions.
Their positions in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect couldn’t be considered low. One was a hall master, and the other was one of the twelve Protectors. Protector Mo was only below the Elders and the Sect Master. If he was to join a new disciple, anyone would say that was an unwise decision.
Protector Mo hadn’t responded yet, but Nan Huai Ren saw the light in this moment. He saw a new door opening right in front of him.
Nan Huai Ren took a deep breath and reminded Protector Mo.
Protector Mo’s heart was swaying. As his master, how could he not know what his disciple’s thoughts were? However, this was such an unbelievable story; he, as a Protector, having to be under the command of a new disciple? This was crazy!
“Whatever you say, I will immediately do just that!”
In the end, Protector Mo, heavily so, made the most important decision of his life at that moment; one that would carry special significance.
Protector Mo thought he was becoming senile; he couldn’t believe he had just become an underling to a new disciple. Not only that, he had to hide the many events that had happened, recently.
TL’s note: One of the things that readers might have noticed and commented on is how arrogant and powerful Li Qi Ye is, but no one really thinks about the fact that he is something else other than a young boy. In other xian xia, reincarnations and soul takeover is very common. A strong cultivator can become young again. However, in this one, you will find that it has a different approach to what happens after “death”. This is why all of the elders and Lun Ri didn’t think that Li Qi Ye was a reincarnated immortal or that someone else took over his body because the mirror would have spotted it. They see him for what he is: a thirteen year old boy in his own body.
Nere’s note: This is for those that are or were still confused about this matter. If there is anything else that has you baffled, feel free to ask us in the comments; we will do our best to clear things up for you.
Nahct’s note: Sorry guys, I wasn’t available to edit chapters 22 and 23 when they were posted. As such, things that I normally edit were not caught by Nere. I have gone through c22/23 and updated them.