Heaven Han Celestial Heavens.
Celestial Venerable Yun sat down and let out a long sigh of relief as a youth with a childish appearance came forward to offer tea. "Master, is Celestial Emperor dead?"
Celestial Venerable Yun took a sip of the tea and gave off another long sigh of relief. He then put down the teacup and said, "He's finally dead. Weisu, the killing of Celestial Emperor was a very important matter. I was unable to leak out any details earlier, so I didn't tell you about it."
The youth smiled. "I know. For matters like this, the fewer people who know, the better. In order to achieve great things, one has to control his mouth. Master, in this trip to the celestial heavens, whose hands did the corporeal body of Celestial Emperor fall into?"
"No one could control his corporeal body fully. We ended up suppressing each other and bickering with each other."
Celestial Venerable Yun took another sip of tea and said, "Hence, each of us left one stream of our vital essence in Celestial Emperor's corporeal body. That way, we can control his body together. This may be the best outcome. Although the feud between us and the half-gods ran deep, it started with the ancient gods. The ancient gods are the source of all disasters, and Celestial Emperor was behind all of this. Now that he's dead, I have discussed it with Celestial Venerable Hao, and we will have the celestial heavens leave the Primordial Realm so that the ancient gods can't easily descend to the lower bound. In this way, the ancient gods will be unable to disturb the people in the Primordial Realm."
"What about Earth Count?"
That youth raised his eyebrows and said, "What about Mother Earth? And Heaven Duke! These ancient gods also have to die! Master, now that you have gotten rid of the ancient Celestial Emperor, you have lost much of your drive. We should follow up on this victory with another attack by joining forces with Celestial Venerable Hao, controlling the ancient Celestial Emperor to kill Mother Earth, Earth Count, and Heaven Duke!"
Celestial Venerable Yun frowned slightly and said, "It's not Heaven Duke, Earth Count, or Mother Earth who brought disaster to the Primordial Realm. It was the gods under Celestial Emperor. Heaven Duke controls Xuandu, the sun, moon, stars, and constellations, and he didn't do anything wrong. Earth Count controls Youdu and the place of the dead, and he hasn't done anything wrong. Although Mother Earth is proud, she has taken good care of all beings in the Primordial Realm over the years, and she didn't do anything wrong. Why kill them?"
The youth still wanted to say more, but Celestial Venerable Yun smiled and said, "Also, thanks to these three existences, we could defeat Celestial Emperor. Otherwise, the situation following the death of Celestial Emperor wouldn't be so peaceful and uneventful."
The youth's face turned red as he raised his voice. "Master, Celestial Emperor is dead. We can fool the people of the world, but we can't hide it from Heaven Duke, Earth Count, and Mother Earth! These three giants covet the power and authority of Celestial Emperor and are bound to rebel. We will regret it in the future if we don't kill them now! Master wants to unify the universe and become the ruler of heaven and earth…"
"Xiao Weisu, you're being imprudent!"
Celestial Venerable Yun slapped the table and yelled, "That's enough! My purpose is only to help the human race survive, not for my own power! Heaven Duke, Earth Count, and Mother Earth, each has their own duties. Not only did they not do anything wrong, but they have made contributions. How can we kill innocent people? Think about it yourself!"
The youth, Xiao Weisu, lowered his head in acknowledgment. He then stood up to leave.
Celestial Venerable Ling happened to walk over, and Xiao Weisu hurriedly bowed. "Senior Aunt Ling!"
Celestial Venerable Ling waved her hand, and Xiao Weisu left.
Celestial Venerable Ling watched as he walked off. Only then did she enter the hall. "Another quarrel with Xiao?"
"This disciple is too extreme!"
Celestial Venerable Yun had a headache and rubbed his temples. "He actually wants to eliminate all of the ancient gods, including Heaven Duke, Mother Earth, and Earth Count. Have they ever been evil? On the contrary, they manage the order of thousands of worlds and heavens. If they die, the movement of stars will become disorderly, evil spirits will be everywhere with ghosts running rampantly, and the heavens will bring about the death of people and the extinction of animals. It would be a major disaster!"
"I don't like Xiao Weisu."
Celestial Venerable Ling said, "He's too arrogant and gives people a feeling that he's unreliable."
Celestial Venerable Yun laughed. "However, given his aptitude, he's a genius among the human race rarely seen in hundreds of thousands of years. After all, humans don't have any god or devil bloodlines and will need a young generation of strong practitioners. Xiao Weisu is the leader among them. His achievements in the future won't be inferior to us."
Celestial Venerable Ling thought for a while, then said, "You are the emperor, and this is your matter to ponder about. I came to you for another thing. Now that the matter of Celestial Emperor has been resolved, the four deities have returned to the Four Extreme Heavens. Apart from Heaven Duke, Earth Count, and Mother Earth, we don't have to worry about the rest of the ancient gods. Our greatest enemy is no longer the ancient gods, it's the half-gods."
Celestial Venerable Yun said, "I understand."
Celestial Venerable Ling said, "The power of half-gods is greater than humans. Even outstanding human talents like Son of Heaven Yin and Celestial Venerable Huo are actually helping the half-gods. If they help us, together with Celestial Venerable You, we should, at the very least, match up to the half-gods."
Celestial Venerable Yun nodded and said, "I understand that, but Celestial Venerable Huo doesn't."
He sighed again. "Celestial Venerable Huo has his own way of thinking. In his heart, our victory this time around wasn't due to our own power but the power of Celestial Venerable Hao."
He had a forlorn look that was difficult to dispel. "Celestial Venerable Huo believes that we relied on the strength of the empress sisters to eradicate Celestial Emperor. In addition, the relationship between the empress sisters and Celestial Venerable Hao is close. The half-gods have quite a few more powerful existences than humans do, like God King Xu, the daughter of Earth Count, Ancestral God King, the son of Heaven Duke, and God Emperor Lang Xuan. A prudent bird selects its tree. I don't blame him for his decision."
Celestial Venerable Ling frowned and said, "What about Celestial Venerable You? Could we persuade him?"
Celestial Venerable Yun shook his head. "There's only one person who could persuade him, and he's dead."
Celestial Venerable Ling was silent.
The only person that Celestial Venerable You respected in this world was Celestial Venerable Yu. However, he had been dead for 400,000 years.
"Celestial Venerable Hao and the rest have already penetrated the Heaven Alliance."
Celestial Venerable Ling said, "Even as someone who isn't very sensitive to the outside world, I'm able to feel the sinister undercurrent in the Heaven Alliance. When we first established the Heaven Alliance, we never expected that it would slowly be swallowed up by others."
Celestial Venerable Yun revealed a smile and consoled her, saying, "Don't worry, I understand the road ahead is difficult, but there's me around."
Celestial Venerable Ling put her heart at ease after hearing his words. "I have always devoted myself to my research and rarely care about the outside world. If you encounter difficulties, feel free to voice them out. Sister Yue and I will definitely support you to the best of our abilities."
Celestial Venerable Yun laughed. "You just focus on researching your divine art and don't bother with these troublesome things. I'm looking forward to your unchanging divine art!"
He laughed heartily. "After your divine art is completed, I must be the first to enter it. Traveling through the ages, meeting the heroes of each era!"
He said with surging heroism, "I want to go to the first year of the Dragon Han Era and visit Celestial Venerable Yu! I didn't have the chance to explore paths, skills, and divine arts with him when he was alive. I must make use of this opportunity!"
"I want to go to the future to see Celestial Venerable Qin and Celestial Venerable Mu. The two of them must be from the future. I have to visit them to see how they are getting on!
"I also want to witness the divine arts of the future and go to the past to make up for my regrets!"
He excitedly paced around, clapping his hands as he said, "I feel that I have so many things I want to do!"
Celestial Venerable Ling laughed. "It's still in the early days. I have just tested the ghost ship successfully. I don't even know where it has transmigrated."
Celestial Venerable Yun said encouragingly, "When there's a first time, there will be a second time. You'll definitely succeed!"
Celestial Venerable Ling was very happy. The first time she was acknowledged was when Qin Mu and Qin Ye traveled back from the future. When everyone else didn't agree with her, the two supported her and even accompanied her to study the art of creation and unchanging substance.
The second time she was acknowledged was when Qin Mu returned to the past, displaying her hairpin to her.
And the third time was when Celestial Venerable Yun allowed her to help Mistress Yuanmu bury the secrets of the Feathered Forest Guards and the ghost ship in history.
Now was the fourth time.
Since the first year of the Dragon Han until now, in 400,000 years, there had been four acknowledgments. This made her smile like an innocent little girl who had finally received her long-awaited prize.