My Legend Still Exists in the Cultivation World
Chapter 146.1: Tying Up Loose Ends pt. 1
Three days later, the Dragon Tomb finally closed, and Jing Yue and the others also exited.
As Jing Yue took the blame for the dragon race twice in a row, he received an invite from Lei Jing, saying that he would be treated well.
At this time, Jing Yue had figured out Lei Jing's thoughts and rejected the other party firmly and politely. He didn't want to listen to Lei Jing's nagging anymore.
As for the dragon bone needed for medicine, even though Jing Yue kept his promise and didn’t open another ice tomb, he had Hong Yan anyway, so what’s the big deal if he just took a piece of bone from Hong Yan? No matter how dissatisfied Hong Yan was, he could only accept it.
After leaving the Dragon Palace, Jing Yue ordered the dragon skeleton to shrink to the size of a finger and put it into his pocket.
After arriving at the inn, Jing Yue prepared himself mentally, gritted his teeth, and released the blue phoenix.
“Jing-jing! Ji-ji misses you so much!” The blue phoenix, who used to act like a baby as soon as it came out, suddenly stopped. It looked at Jing Yue's chest suspiciously, and said blankly, “It stinks here.”
“Oh, it’s like this.” Jing Yue's serious face made the blue phoenix stand at attention unconsciously.
“Ji-ji, what I'm going to say next may be hard for you to accept, but since things have turned out this way, you…”
The blue phoenix was shocked. “Jing-jing, are you going to die?”
Jing Yue, “…”
He took a deep breath and released the dragon skeleton, after which the blue phoenix fell into a long daze.
The dragon fetus circled the blue phoenix curiously and even butted Ji-ji with its head, causing Ji-ji to fall over stiffly.
Hong Yan, who could do nothing else but hide in the dragon skeleton and pick his toes, gawked and said, “A phoenix? Hmph! No wonder it smells so bad!”
Jing Yue, “…”
Hong Yan, “What's wrong with this stinky phoenix? Has it gone mad?”
Everyone could hear what Hong Yan said, and the blue phoenix was no exception. It finally recovered from its shock, jumped up, and cursed, “You’re the one who stinks! Stinky dragon!”
Hong Yan got angrier. “Stinky phoenix!”
The little dragon fetus was unhappy now, and scolded in its childish voice, “Stinky phoenix! Stinky phoenix!”
Jing Yue & Qin Yanzhi, “…”
The blue phoenix burst into tears, sat down on the ground, and rolled around. Jing Yue ignored his aching head and told it what happened in the Dragon Tomb. “Ji-ji, you…”
Before he could finish speaking, he saw the blue phoenix bursting into tears. It flapped its wings, flew to Qin Yanzhi, and cried, “Mom! Jing-jing is going to leave Ji-ji behind. Jing-jing doesn't love Ji-ji anymore!”
The blue phoenix was really sad. It realized that in the future, it’d have to stay with a dragon, and one and a half at that, and its Jing-jing had a new pet.
No matter which situation, Lan Ji-ji was full of despair.
The blue phoenix’s reaction was within Qin Yanzhi’s expectations, so he calmly let the other party cry and pass out on his chest, and casually comforted, “Don't be afraid, you’re still your father's favorite son.”
“Really?” the blue phoenix looked up pitifully, squinting at Jing Yue.
Jing Yue, “…Yes.”
Faced with the sad and timid eyes of the blue phoenix, what else could he say?
The blue phoenix felt relieved, and complained with a sniff, “But Jing-jing also let the stinky dragon lie on your chest. The dragon is occupying the phoenix’s nest!”
Jing Yue was silent for a moment. “I plan to let the dragon skeleton live in the Sumeru Ring, so my chest is still yours.”
The blue phoenix said anxiously, “But the Sumeru Ring belongs to Ji-ji too! Ji-ji has built a nest in it!”
Jing Yue, “When will you... Forget it, I’ll prepare another one, but they’ll have to live in your nest for the time being. Otherwise, they’ll have to follow by my side. You choose one.”
The blue phoenix looked at the heartless Jing-jing in disbelief and only felt its heart aching. It opened its small mouth slightly, and in the end, it just shed phoenix tears silently.
Jing Yue made up his mind to ignore it, so after a while, the blue phoenix flew out of the Sumeru Ring, crying as it carried a palm-sized quilt in its mouth and a smaller pillow with its feet. It hugged the two bedding pieces in its arms and mourned, “I’m sorry, Ji-ji's nest has been taken, and we've all been kicked out!”
Jing Yue, “…” He really didn’t know when Ji-ji built the nest.
Seeing this, Hong Yan really couldn’t hold back and cursed, “Idiot.”
The dragon fetus echoed, “Idiot! Idiot!”
The blue phoenix rushed over and wanted to peck them, but was horrified to see the dragon skeleton suddenly grow bigger, and roared ferociously at it.
Jing Yue panicked, and hurriedly threw the dragon skeleton into the Sumeru Ring, but he was still a step too late. The blue phoenix simply fell down, passed out in shock.
Qin Yanzhi, who watched the whole event, shook his head and sighed, and said to Jing Yue, “Just look at what you’ve done.”
Jing Yue, “…”
Jing Yue and Qin Yanzhi initially thought that the blue phoenix would continue to kick up a fuss after waking up, but to their surprise, Lan Ji-ji was surprisingly well-behaved. It held Jing Yue and said, “Ji-ji has figured it out. Ji-ji will take good care of Didi. If Didi doesn’t know something, Ji-ji will teach him well, so Jing-jing doesn’t have to worry.”
Jing Yue was pleasantly surprised, holding the blue phoenix and looking left and right, suspecting that it was possessed.
The blue phoenix obediently let him scrutinize, and said, “But Jing-jing has to love Ji-ji the most.”
Jing Yue agreed without hesitation. The blue phoenix quietly leaned against Jing Yue's chest as a glint of light flashed in its beady eyes.
Ji-ji would never give up its place as a beloved pet!
The blue phoenix recalled the strategy that it had just learned from soul-traveling in all the different worlds. The first rule of competing for favor was to act with proper consideration so that the other party would be seen as unreasonable and arrogant, thus winning the owner’s favor!
Anyway, this matter seemed to be resolved harmoniously.
Jing Yue ignored Hong Yan's protest and took a small piece of dragon bone, concocting the medicine on the spot. Ten days later, he gave Qin Yanzhi one refined holy Yao fruit and kept one for himself.
“Is Yanzhi going back to the Sword Inscription Sect for close-door seclusion?”
Qin Yanzhi nodded. “It's been a hundred years, and it's time for me to go back.”
Jing Yue, “…Oh.”
Qin Yanzhi, “Can you not bear to part with me?”
Jing Yue, “…I’m thinking of making a trip to the lower South region, so let’s go together a part of the way.”
Qin Yanzhi was silent before he said, “Have you thought about it yet?”
Of course, he was referring to the topic in the fox imperial palace back then that Jing Yue wanted to think about.
Jing Yue was suddenly a little embarrassed. His ears were slightly red and he said vaguely, “Almost.”
Qin Yanzhi, “I see. I’m taking my leave!”
Jing Yue, “Huh?”
Then, he saw Qin Yanzhi release his flying sword and soared into the sky quickly as if he was being chased by someone.
If he was not mistaken, Qin Yanzhi even performed the Earth Traversing Technique too.
…What about going together? What about waiting for me?!
Jing Yue’s pure youthful heart was in turmoil and Ji-ji cursed angrily in his arms, “He ran away after flirting! Big scumbag! Ji-ji is mistaken about you!”
Lower South Region, Green Bamboo Sanctuary.
Jing Yue came here in a daze all the way, and a disciple of Green Bamboo Sanctuary came to welcome him.
Now that his injuries had recovered, Wu Dao-zhenren, who had cultivated his golden core again, came out to greet Jing Yue too. He smiled at Jing Yue and said, “Back then, Laozu was still at Foundation Establishment stage, but has now become an Amethyst Abode. This is gratifying indeed.”
Jing Yue cupped his hands. “Zhenren seems to have recovered too.”
Wu Dao-zhenren was quite happy, “Not only have I recovered but my level has improved too. Thank you for the elixir, Laozu.”
Back then, in order to save a vessel of students from Nine Heaven Academy, he resorted to the Seven-star Six-kill Formation, and his dantian was destroyed. Later, he received the elixir successively sent by Frostcloud Sect and Jing-laozu to reshape his dantian and started his cultivation from scratch.
As he was cultivating for the second time, he avoided many mistakes and laid a firmer foundation, which could be regarded as a blessing in disguise.
Jing Yue smiled. “That’s good to hear.”
Wu Dao-zhenren, “Laozu, are you here to watch the bamboo-picking event?”
Jing Yue was taken aback. “Another bamboo-picking event has started?”
Wu Dao-zhenren knew that he had misunderstood and chuckled, “It’s currently in progress. So why are you here?”
Jing Yue, “Oh, I’m here to send a disciple to your Green Bamboo Sanctuary. Take me to the Heavenly Bamboo.”
Wu Dao-zhenren was puzzled, but only assumed that the disciple Jing Yue mentioned had participated in the bamboo-picking event, so he quickly led the way.
They came to the secret realm of the Heavenly Bamboo. Jing Yue looked at the familiar scenery and couldn't help thinking of the past.
At that time, he was still a student in the academy and learning swordplay from Qin Yanzhi. Thinking of Qin Yanzhi, he couldn't express his feelings, and couldn’t help the corners of his mouth from curling up, but it quickly drooped, his expression in a daze.
The other party didn't reply to his messenger talisman. What was the meaning of this?
He refused to believe that Qin Yanzhi was the kind of person Ji-ji said. He understood the other party well and knew that Qin Yanzhi was sincere and loyal.
“Hmph! Jing-jing, you’re like a piece of white paper who doesn’t know any tropes.” The blue phoenix immediately said, “We, the blue phoenix tribe, are all-knowing and omnipotent. I’ve seen many scumbags like him. In the beginning, he showed you courtesy just to capture you, an unattainable flower. Once you fell for him, he had proven his charm, and he’ll no longer care about you. Just you wait. Before long, the entire cultivation world will know that Jing-laozu of Frostcloud Sect admires Qin-zhenjun of Sword Inscription Sect, but Qin-zhenjun treats you with contempt. By then, he’ll be a smug little bugger!”
Jing Yue, “…Shouldn’t he be called the unattainable flower instead?”
The blue phoenix choked, “What unattainable? He’s petty and jealous, and goes all snotty when he cries!”
Jing Yue couldn't help laughing. “Okay then, I'll see if you're right.”
The blue phoenix said anxiously, “Jing-jing, what if Hooligan really lied to you?”
Jing Yue, “Let him be. At worst, I’ll practice hard, fight my way up to Sword Inscription Sect, and snatch him back to become the captured wife of Frostcloud Sect.”
The blue phoenix was taken aback for a moment and immediately danced with joy.