A long time passed before Wu Yun Liang laughed sadly. He sighed and said, “I cannot do that either!”
That’s right. If you cannot do it yourself, what right do you have to ask it of others?
After a pause, Wu Yun Liang continued, “Regardless, you have already killed Shi Qian Shan so you have to replace him in this task. No more arguments about it. You… will go and complete this task! In other word, you… go forth and work hard for your future, and, in the process, help Beyond the Heavens Sect.”
Chu Yang became taciturn.
Once I accept this task, I will completely diverge from my previous life. Moreover, I will have to face an awe-inspiring foe – Diwu Qing Rou!
Only, this is my life’s mission! If I want to change destiny and save Mo Qing Wu, I must defeat Diwu Qing Rou… invert destiny!
However, Chu Yang was currently just a simple jiang hu character. Defeating a world-renowned character like Diwu Qing Rou right now would be as difficult as flying to heaven…
Chu Yang had originally thought that once he was reborn, he would at least hold knowledge over everything that happened in the previous life and use that to live a glorious life in this lifetime. But after this, he came to realize that his life would once again fall into endless uncertainty!
Whether it was the danger or the enlightenment, compared to the previous life, it was already over a hundred fold more!
Change the major events of the world with the force of one person! Nine chances of death, one chance of life and many hidden dangers. Confronting destiny, confronting fate, confronting history, and even confronting the Way of Heaven!
Chu Yang cannot retreat!
For Qing Wu, for master, for myself, and for the fact that I do care for the rubbish destiny that fate has planned for me! I must invert it!
“I will go!” Chu Yang said gravely. His sword-like brows stood up and his lips pursed as if he was carrying a thousand pounds on his back.
Wu Yun Liang has just relaxed a little when he heard Chu Yang continued, “But I have one condition.”
“What condition? Speak! If the sect could do it, then you can have it. Even if you want this old man to bow in front of you… I will!” Wu Yun Liang relaxed once again.
“I want to enter Seven Shades Congregation Grounds!” Chu Yang lifted his head high and his eyes flashed bright like an electric current. “I do not want to compete for the title of top disciple, nor do I want the position of Sect Master. I just want to increase my power a little. If you can allow this, I will go to Iron Cloud!”
“Not a problem! I will let you in tomorrow!” Wu Yun Liang took two unhurried steps when his eyes suddenly flashed with the opportunistic decision.
Chu Yang was excited… Nine Tribulation Sword! You… are almost mine.
Nine Tribulation Sword was the key to inverting destiny! It was also the biggest hidden card in Chu Yang’s hand! An absolute force!
“Once you go on this mission, I will erase all traces of you ever being at Beyond the Heavens Sect. From then on, you are no longer a disciple of Beyond the Heavens Sect. This task is extremely dangerous; you need to accomplish it alone. I can only supply you with checks for thirty thousand taels and a good sword. As for things to support your cultivation, I will secretly give them to you myself whenever we make contact.”
Wu Yun Liang exhaled and said, “Our opponent is none other than Diwu Qing Rou. We absolutely cannot be careless in anything! If Iron Cloud does not fall, then Beyond the Heavens Sect will rise. On the part of you, Chu Yang, you can be a minister in Iron Cloud if it is your fate. That is your own future! Of course, if you choose to return to the sect when the time comes, we would welcome you!”
“As for the sect’s ranking competition, it is just a ruse to attract attention from outside. It is essentially a little game, not worth anything to you. I just hope that, no matter what happens, you will not forget what I have told you today.”
Chu Yang nodded solemnly.
“Currently, Qian Qian is already at Iron Cloud Citadel. The others, ninth martial uncle, Xue Ye, and Mu Shang do not know you. I will tell Qian Qian what she needs to do.”
“No, just let me talk to her.” Chu Yang directly rebuffed. You’ve got to be kidding. If I am to change my identity then not letting anyone know is the best plan. To make it perfect, after I changed my identity, even Wu Yun Liang should not know.
Then it should be absolutely safe!
As for the materials necessary for cultivation that Wu Yun Liang promised… I will just see how the situation plays out. I only need to have the first fragment of Nine Tribulation Sword in hand, then what worry would I have about cultivation materials?
Chu Yang finally clearly understood why Wu Qian Qian liked Shi Qian Shan in the previous life. It was because Shi Qian Shan took on this mission and had a chance to be with Wu Qian Qian…
Even if he did not take on this mission, Chu Yang would still have to make a trip to Iron Cloud Nation. This was because the second fragment of the Nine Tribulation Sword was located in an extremely secret location within the citadel of Iron Cloud Nation.
In the previous life, Chu Yang happened to be traveling by the citadel of Iron Cloud after the nation has fallen. Thanks to the sense of the first sword fragment, he found the second. It was more than a year after obtaining the first fragment and increasing his cultivation many times that he finally obtained it.
Nine Tribulation Sword has strict hierarchical restrictions. If his cultivation level was not high enough and he had strong contact with the second fragment then he could suffer from serious consequences!
The morning of the day after.
Meng Chao Ran stood in front of Purple Bamboo Forest and looked at the disciple that he has such high hope for. For the longest time, he did not say a word.
After a long time, he emotionally sighed, “Chu Yang, this time you definitely have nine chances of death and one chance of life! Moreover, you will be in a strange place without anyone. Even with food, clothing, housing, and navigating in dangerous situations, you can only rely on yourself!”
He paused and looked at Chu Yang a while before saying, “You… did you think about this thoroughly?”
Chu Yang wanted to answer when Meng Chao Ran waved his arm to stop him, “You do not need to answer so quickly. Think carefully first. With your master here, whatever you do not want to do, no one can force you! If you don’t want to, I will find the Sect Master and ask him to withdraw his order right away!”
Chu Yang was touched. He was critical point where he has to make one of the most important decisions of his life. And Meng Chao Ran, who was always composed over a thousand things, has finally lost control and shown his deep feelings.
“There are many things in life that we know we cannot do but still have to. Just as there are many things we know we should avoid but still cannot avoid. It was master who told me that we must have something in life to protect and care for.” Chu Yang said sincerely, “This mission I am undertaking is because of the things I want to protect… I must do it!”
Meng Chao Ran remained quiet. After a long time, he walked toward Chu Yang and patted his shoulder. As he lifted his arm, it seemed to stop mid-air… Meng Chao Ran softly lowered his arm and straightened the hem of Chu Yang’s shirt and smoothed out a few wrinkles. Afterward, he took a few steps back and looked quietly at Chu Yang for a moment. Finally, he turned away and looked up at the sky with folded arms. He breathed a deep sigh.
“Master!” With a surge of warmth inside him, Chu Yang could not help but call out.
A long while later, Meng Chao Ran waved his sleeve, and spoke with a husky voice, “Good! I will bring you… to Gathering Clouds Peak! To Seven Shades Congregation Grounds!” After saying so he started to march away without turning back.
Meng Chao Ran did not dare to turn around. He was afraid his disciple would discover his inner weakness.
He only had three disciples in his whole life. A few days ago, the first disciple betrayed him and died. Currently, the second disciple was about to embark on an uncertain journey, one that would certainly be with a thousand difficulties and one chance of life!
How could this make any teacher feel reassured?
Teacher and student aimed toward the direction of Gathering Clouds Peak and went silently. Meng Chao Ran in the front, Chu Yang in the back. Neither one opened their mouths.
Walking early in the morning, the mountain wind was chilly to the bone. The two felt as if the weather today was extremely bleak, as if it was carrying with it a burdensome sense of separation.
After a long moment, the mountain came into view and Chu Yang finally opened his mouth, “Master, Tan Tan, he… still doesn’t know about this, I…”
“Don’t worry. I will take really good care of him.” Meng Chao Ran said coldly, “From now on, I will treat him like I would an only child. After all, if you die, I can only rely on Tan Tan to take care of me in my old age!”
Chu Yang held his tongue and did not dare say anything else, but he was completely reassured.