“Girly, how can you do this to me?” In an instant, the minion looked at her with teary eyes. “I’m genuinely sincere. I want to lay a nest full of eggs with you.”
“…” Who wants to lay eggs for you? Was there really not a single demonic beast in the world that had a regular state of mind? Leaving aside the past when she was a dragon, just what was the deal with this one?
This time, without needing Zhu Yao’s reply, Xu Nuoyan had already summoned dozens of icicles, relentlessly jabbing towards him. The demonic immortal flapped its wings and dodged them in an embarrassing manner, though, while dodging, he still shouted at Zhu Yao. “Girly, girly, look at me!”
Zhu Yao’s expression darkened.
The minion dodged a few waves of icicles, and gradually, he was growing a little weaker. After all, he had only just ascended, and he had suffered a wave of tribulation lightning bolts in the Lower Realm. He did not have much divine energy left on him in the first place, otherwise, he wouldn’t have even needed to rely on his wings to fly.
Xu Nuoyan’s expression sank, as he once again summoned another wave of icicles. This time, however, there were more than a hundred of them.
“Hey, you over there that popped out of nowhere! You really want to make this mighty one furious, is that it!?” The minion was angered, and even that bunch of weed-like yellow hair were standing straight up. Flapping his wings with all his might, several hundred feathers flew out. Some turned into fireballs, while some turned into sharp blades, as they struck towards Xu Nuoyan.
“Hmph, you’re courting death!” Xu Nuoyan’s voice turned even colder. With a wave of his hand, those fireballs and sharp blades completely turned into ashes, and in a flash, he appeared right before the demonic immortal.
“You… How did you?” Before the demonic immortal could even react, in the next instant, he was already being grabbed by the neck, and he simply felt a cold intent suffusing throughout his body.
“Senior-martial brother Xu.” A disciple behind anxiously called out. “The demonic immortals will soon arrive, right now, we can’t afford to have a conflict with them.”
Xu Nuoyan turned a deaf ear on his words, and his grip tightened instead. The minion’s face was already turning purplish black, as though he could pass out any second.
“Release him.” Zhu Yao’s voice was a little cold.
Xu Nuoyan was startled. His hand stiffened for a moment, however, he then gently released him.
The minion demonic immortal was still in shock as he hurriedly pulled a distance away from the crowd, and panted as he pressed on his chest. He glanced at Zhu Yao with a pitiful gaze, and then, looked towards Xu Nuoyan who was standing unmoving at his original spot. His figure trembled for a moment, before he flapped his wings and flew away unwillingly.
“Yu Yao, he treated you in such a rude manner earlier…” Xu Nuoyan raised the smile he had before, though, there was now a hint of stiffness to it.
Zhu Yao simply looked at him, and did not utter another word.
Though, a disciple at the side butted in. “Senior-martial Xu, fellow junior-martial sister, this place isn’t suitable to stay for long. It’s best if we hurry and leave.”
“You people can leave first, we will catch up.” Zhu Yao replied. Her eyes were still fixated at Xu Nuoyan who was in front of her.
The disciple hesitated for a moment, but in the end, on his flying sword, he flew away with the rest of the people. Shortly, other than her and Xu Nuoyan who stayed behind, the place was cleared.
“I simply wanted to protect you.” Xu Nuoyan gently said. His tone carried a hint of concern.
“He’s just a demonic beast.”
“If you don’t like it, I won’t kill him then.” In an instant, his expression was a little flustered, as though he wanted to explain something to her.
“Yu Yao. Are you… angry?”
Zhu Yao sighed deeply, and for a moment, she scorned her own intellect. Her mind really took too long to go online.
His expression instantly paled, and his hands lightly trembled for a few moments. After a while, he revealed a gentle smile, and let out an indistinguishable sigh. “Big Sis Yao, you’re still as smart as ever.”
When these words fell, his face twisted for a few moments, slowly turning into another, familiar yet foreign face. His face still carried that light and gentle smile.
It really was him! She had been feeling that Xu Nuoyan was a little strange today, yet Yue Ying never came into her mind. Only when he grabbed onto the minion earlier with that familiar method, was she finally certain of herself.
Zhu Yao frowned. Looking at the person in front of her, she once again sighed. “Where’s Xu Nuoyan?”
Yue Ying’s smile grew a little deeper. Looking straight at her in the eye, unblinkingly, he said. “Didn’t Big Sis Yao dislike him?”
“You killed him.”
Yue Ying did not reply, and simply smiled at her.
Zhu Yao suddenly felt as though she did not recognize the person in front of her. Just when did all this begin? That child which only had a stiff expression, actually learnt how to use smiles to conceal his own thoughts and emotions.
“Big Sis Yao…” Yue Ying suddenly walked towards her, not on his flying sword, but walking on empty air. With every step, a black lotus would sprout beneath his foot, carrying rich devilish aura.
He stopped at a foot distance away from her, and gently reached out his hands. Like when he was young, he hugged onto his waist, tightened to the point where there wasn’t a single gap. “Big Sis Yao, Yue Ying missed you so much. Missed you… so, so much…”
His voice was very gentle, carrying hints of familial love, as though he was a child who had found his parents. Zhu Yao unconsciously felt her heart softening, however, she had no choice but to stay firm, and asked. “Yue Ying, are you a Devil?”
She could feel the arms that circled around her stiffening for a moment, in the next instant, they tightened once again. Burying his head to the side of her neck, he then nudged a little. “I’m big sister’s Yue Ying, and forever will be.”
“Yue Ying…” For a moment, Zhu Yao felt a deep sense of powerlessness. “You’re a Devil.” This time, it was no longer a question, but an affirmative answer.
His embrace tightened even more than before, as though he wanted to escape from something. “It’s not like that. I couldn’t find big sister. Big sis said so… You said you wanted me to wait for you, and you would immediately return. But I waited, and waited… I waited for so long, but you never came. So, Yue Ying had no choice but to look for you.”
Zhu Yao was startled. She faintly recalled that she seemed to have indeed said such words.
“The reason you were finding me, was to kill me to vent your anger?” It seemed like the person who killed her before, was indeed him.
“Of course not.” Yue Ying released her, and his face evidently showed some fluster, and an abundance of regret. “That time… I didn’t know. I didn’t that was you, Big Sis Yao. You changed your look, and Yue Ying wasn’t able to recognize you.”
“Back then, you clearly asked me if I was Yu Yan’s disciple.”
“I… I thought that you were Sovereign Yu Yan’s new disciple.” Yue Ying lowered his head, and his words were filled with anxiety. “Hasn’t Big Sis Yao been very happy about being the only disciple of Jade Forest Peak? Big sister is one and unique, so even in the Higher Realm, even if he’s big sister’s master, he shouldn’t have any other disciples.” A hint of tyranny flashed within his eyes.
Zhu Yao unconsciously took a step back.
Sensing her opposition, Yue Ying’s expression instantly collapsed, turning both anxious and flustered, as he stared right at her eyes. As though he was extremely afraid of the loathe revealed in her eyes, like the time he was a child, he anxiously tugged onto the corner of her clothes, and looked at her pitifully. “Big Sis Yao… Don’t be angry.”
“I’m indeed angry.”
“…” The colours in his eyes instantly dimmed, and the hands which he was grabbing onto her sleeves with were trembling slightly.
“But I’m even angrier at myself.”
In an instant, he raised his head, showing a confused expression.
Zhu Yao took a deep breath. She really couldn’t blame him. She really wished that he was a pure and ruthless Devil who simply looked like Yue Ying, then she wouldn’t have such complicated feelings.
She did not have the rights to blame him either. The reason why he was here in the higher realm was her, and from his tone, he had to turn into a Devil to come into the higher realm. But the reason he did so, was to find her.
He grew in such a particular situation, and no one had expected his birth. Even if she entrusted him to little radish, with his Penta Spirit Veins aptitude, in that world where the strong ate the weak, and the strong was revered, it was imaginable how hard it was to survive there.
Hence, he saw her as his only person to depend on. Although she saved him, she had never spent any effort and thoughts to teach him. As the saying goes, a child is better unborn than untaught.
Right now, she was having deep regrets. Back then, she was even able to bring up little radish all and well, so why did she not give Yue Ying the slightest bit of thoughts? Merely because he wasn’t a bug?
If she were to teach him now, was it not too late to do so?
“Yue Ying, I’m sorry.”
He instantly smiled. A smile that was so pure, there wasn’t a single hint of impurities within. “Yue Ying will never ever blame Big Sis Yao.”
“Haah…” In an instant, Zhu Yao felt the guilt of destroying a good young man. What should she do now? Was he still able to turn back?
“Big sis.” He once again leaned towards her. His eyes were filled with reluctance, as though he had instantly found his pillar of support. “Please stop leaving Yue Ying, alright?”
“I want some peace and quiet for a moment.” She was suddenly unsure of how she should clear up this pile of mess.
“I will not let Big Sis Yao leave again.” His voice instantly sank, and his tone was stubborn like that of an unreasonable child.
“Yue Ying, let me have some time to think, alright?”
“Because I’m a Devil, Big Sis Yao doesn’t want me anymore?”
“No, that’s not it.”
“Then, big sis wants to kill me?” His hands which were gripping onto her sleeves, instantly tightened. A black for emitted out from the palms of his hands, and the snow-white sleeves instantly turned into ashes.
“Yue Ying!” Zhu Yao was shocked.
Yet, he reached out his hands, and immediately pulled her into his embrace. The smile on his face grew even gentler, yet, Zhu Yao could feel that smile was carrying a hint of cold intent. “You can’t do that, Big Sis Yao. It wasn’t easy for me to find you. You can’t cast Yue Ying aside ever again.”
“Yue Ying, let me go for now!” This child, just how did he turn crazy with just a few words? It’s been so many years, yet, not only wasn’t his mother complex cured, it actually worsened!
You’re ill, and you have to treated, hey!
His hands gripped even tighter, and Zhu Yao felt that her waist was about to break. “If I let go, big sis will cast me aside again.”
“Yue Ying.” Zhu Yao suddenly felt a little afraid. The devilish aura emitted out from his body was causing her a lot of discomfort, causing the divine energy in her body to automatically resist it on its own. Only then did she truly sense that he was a true Devil. She was barely able to hold on any longer, and was about to instinctively cast down a heavenly lightning bolt to strike him.
However… This was Yue Ying, the child she personally saved.
Yue Ying once again buried his head next to her neck. As though he had submerged himself into obsession, he chanted with a trembling voice. “Big Sis Yao, please don’t leave. Big Sis Yao, please don’t leave…”
Zhu Yao was unable to push him away, and he wasn’t listening to her either. For a moment, she did not know what to do.
“Hey, the two of you.” Suddenly, four figures appeared in their surroundings. The four people were dressed oddly, malicious aura surrounded their bodies. “Where did the demonic immortal who ascended earlier go?”