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Chapter 483 - Before Leaving
Yan Chenyu had come out from the ice statue, but Jiang Chen could clearly sense that her aura was still residing within the ice statues, as if she had never come out from it. This was a truly bizarre feeling.
"Little Yu, what is going on?"
Jiang Chen asked.
Yan Chenyu responded. She arrived in front of Jiang Chen, then stretched out her jade-like palm and placed it on top of Jiang Chen’s palm. He then shut his palm, grabbing hold of her. Jiang Chen felt nervous, as if Yan Chenyu would leave him at any time if he didn’t grab her tightly.
Sensing Jiang Chen’s nervousness, Yan Chenyu felt a warmth in her heart. With a smile on her face, she said, “Chen Gege, don’t panic, Little Yu is fine.”
“Chen Gege, Little Yu is afraid I can’t go to the Divine Continent with you. I have the most suitable place to cultivate myself.”
Yan Chenyu said.
"You’ve decided to stay here?"
A sudden realization struck Jiang Chen. He raised his head and stared of the ice statue of the fairy maiden.
“Yes. The Black Ice Talisman has completely merged with me, and I’m going to receive the Ice God’s inheritance. So, I’ll be staying here. I need to become stronger so that I won’t be a burden to Chen Gege.”
Yan Chenyu then said with a serious expression, “Little Yu understands. Chen Gege is an unrivalled hero, the greatest man in this world, and you still have a very long road ahead of you. Little Yu is Chen Gege’s woman, and I don’t want to become a useless burden. Little Yu wants to become someone of use to Chen Gege, not someone who always needs you to protect me. The Ice God is just a name; it’s a supreme existence, and I’m going to accept its inheritance. Chen Gege is going to the Divine Continent in search for a better place to cultivate, and the same goes for Little Yu. This is the best place for Little Yu to cultivation. I’ll pour in all my effort to cultivate her, and one day, I will go to the Divine Continent and find you all.”
Yan Chenyu kept staring at Jiang Chen’s face with her beautiful eyes, as if she wanted to carve this face deep into her heart. Everything she had today was given by this man; this man whom she loved. She didn’t want to separate from him, but she had no alternative. It was just like she said; she didn’t want to become a burden, but someone useful; someone who could assist Jiang Chen in the future.
Hearing what she said, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but let out a long sigh. He was well aware of how much Yan Chenyu loved him. However, receiving the Ice God’s inheritance was something really beneficial for her, and Jiang Chen had no reason to stop it. If this rare opportunity was missed, perhaps it would be forever gone.
It was as Yan Chenyu had said; this place was a perfect place for her to cultivate. The benefits of cultivating here were much greater than it would be in the Divine Continent for her. Therefore, no matter how unbearable it was, Jiang Chen had to agree with her decision, let alone the fact that Yan Chenyu had made this decision so firmly.
“Sigh… Life without Little Yu will be boring.”
Big Yellow shook his head and sighed.
“Puppy dog, don’t be sad. This is just temporary, I’ll come back soon.”
Yan Chenyu patted Big Yellow’s head. She was the only person who could call Big Yellow puppy dog and pat his head without making him pissed.
“Little Yu, god lucky! If you really become an Ice God; that would be awesome!”
Big Yellow started laughing. He was no idiot, he could easily tell how important this opportunity was for Yan Chenyu.
“If this is what you want, Little Yu, you should stay here. Since you have obtained the Ice God’s inheritance, you have become the master of this place, and this place is completely safe for you. I’ll be able to leave with a peace of mind.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Chen Gege, although Little Yu won’t be by your side, Elder Sister Wu will still be with you. I feel at ease with her taking care of yu. Elder Sister Wu is very beautiful, and she loves you from the bottom of her heart; Little Yu can tell this. However, when you’re at the Divine Continent, I won’t allow you to mess around with other girls! If not, Little Yu will be very mad!”
Yan Chenyu curled up her lips, then waved her tiny fists at Jiang Chen while warning him.
Jiang Chen immediately began sweating upon hearing that. He really wanted to say that there was nothing between him and Wu Ningzhu, but when he remember Wu Ningzhu’s vow, he chose to keep his mouth shut. It looked like he was destined to have two wives in this life.
“Alright, Chen Gege, Little Yu is going to continue cultivation. Once you’ve returned, don’t just leave; spend some time with father-in-law. Also, tell my father about what happened with me, and ask him not to worry about me.”
After she finished speaking, Yan Chenyu turned around and walked back toward the ice statue, then turned into a beam and disappeared. Raising their heads, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow stared at the enormous ice statue, unable to move their eyes away from it for a very long time. They never predicted that after coming to the Island of Ice with Yan Chenyu, they would have to leave her.
After a long period of time, Jiang Chen finally retracted his eyes from the statue, then said with an indifferent voice, “The path of cultivation is not an easy one. Everyone has their choices, and this is what Little Yu has chosen for herself; this is her destiny.”
"That's right, we should feel happy for her."
Big Yellow said in a serious manner. He rarely behaved like this.
“Ice Demon, stay here and protect your master; never neglect your duty in any way.”
Jiang Chen turned to the Ice Demon King and said.
The Ice Demon King hastily bowed deeply toward Jiang Chen, expressing its determination.
After that, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow left the Island of Ice. The duo left with a heavy heart. Jiang Chen had always wanted to return to the Divine Continent, and the time was finally here. However, he had to depart with many of those precious to him before that. Yan Chenyu was just the first, as he still had his family here.
Jiang Chen quietly returned to the Black Sect without alerting anyone. Within the Black Sect, there was a very special and noble place; a courtyard, and it had been personally constructed by Daoist Black for Jiang Zhenhai and Yan Zhanyun at the best location.
The two men lived together. Aside from daily cultivation, they spent the rest of their time drinking and playing chess; living a casual and relaxed life.
After Jiang Chen returned, he used the Great Soul Derivation skill and sensed the auras of Han Yan and Nangong Wentian. He found out that both men were now at the peak of the Mid Combat Soul realm, and just a single step away from the Late Combat Soul realm.
Judging from their current status, it would at most take them another month to reach the Late Combat Soul realm, and that would be the time for them to leave the Eastern Continent and travel to the Divine Continent.
During this last month, Jiang Chen had decided not to go anywhere. He wanted to stay back and spend time with Jiang Zhenhai and Yan Zhanyun, enjoying the last moment of family bonding.
Within the courtyard, Jiang Chen, Jiang Zhenhai and Yan Zhanyun were sitting around a stone table, drinking wine underneath the moon. The wine they were drinking was all that remained from Guo Shan’s fine wine.
“Brother, you’ve really given birth to a good daughter! With Little Yu now receiving the inheritance of the Ice God, I’m sure here future achievements will be limitless, congratulations!”
Jiang Zhenhai raised his cup toward Yan Zhanyun and said, a big smile visible on his face.
“Without Chen’er, there would be no Little Yu, and the Yan family would have vanished by today. Therefore, it is you, brother Jiang who has a good son!”
Yan Zhanyun said with a laugh. He and Jiang Zhenhai were both very joyful. They had just been some tiny existences in the Red City region, they had never dreamt that they would one day sit together at the pinnacle of the Eastern Continent, cheerfully drinking and talking; it all seemed like a dream for them.
"Let's not keep mentioning your daughter or my son, we're a family!"
Jiang Zhenhai said.
“Dad, this is Nine Solar Holy Water prepared for you and father-in-law, they can bring great benefits to your constitutions and talent. With it, you’ll be able to break through to the Combat Soul realm in a very short amount of time.”
Jiang Chen took out a jade pot filled with Nine Solar Holy Water that he had purposely prepared for both of them. Jiang Chen didn’t wish for his father to become a mighty warrior who shook the heavens, but he tried his best to improve his father’s cultivation. The path of cultivation was a long journey, and warriors did eventually die. Only by having a stronger cultivation base could one have a longer lifespan. Jiang Chen’s lifespan would no doubt be very long in the future, and he didn’t want to see his father walking toward death because of a short lifespan. For all warriors, the only method to prolong their lifespan was to keep improving their cultivation base.
Nine Solar Holy Water was able to improve the talent of both these men, especially Jiang Zhenhai. Using it together with the Profound Origin skill, he would have limitless achievements in the future.
“Chen’er, you’ve leaving us, right?”
Jiang Zhenhai put away the Nine Solar Holy Water and asked with a smile. He had heard rumors recently.
“Yes, dad. I have made all the preparations, and I will leave for the Divine Continent in one month from now.”
Jiang Chen said. This was a fact that no one could change. He had to go to the Divine Continent, as he had much needed to do there.
"You have my support. I'm proud of you."
Jiang Zhenhai patted Jiang Chen on the shoulder. Even though he felt it was unbearable to part with his son, he understood that with his son’s current abilities, staying in the Eastern Continent was meaningless. All men naturally wanted to get ahead, and a genius like Jiang Chen was destined for greatness. Sooner or later, he would soar through the heavens.
“Chen’er, we have no idea what the world out there is like, but I’m sure it’s full of risks. You have to be extra careful when you are in the Divine Continent.”
Yan Zhanyun reminded.
"Father-in-law, don't worry, I know what to do."
Jiang Chen nodded his head. The care these two men showed him warmed his heart, something he had never experienced in his previous life.
One month of time was short, and it nearly flashed by in the blink of an eye. During this month, Jiang Chen had never left the courtyard. He spent every day drinking and playing chess with Jiang Zhenhai and Yan Zhanyun, truly enjoying a peaceful and relaxed life for one month. Jiang Chen truly cherished these days. It would be impossible for him to have such days after traveling to the Divine Continent.
One day, Han Yan and Nangong Wentian both broke through to the Late Combat Soul realm, and Wu Ningzhu concluded her secluded cultivation as well. Utilizing her noble bloodline inherited from the ancient era, she broke through the bottleneck and became a First Grade Combat King. She was the youngest Combat King of both the Eastern Continent and the Southern Continent; a true genius.