“So it’s like that…” Xu Yi lowered his head and only after a long time did he look up and say, “I’m willing to cultivate that cultivation technique.”
Although he was young, he had thought things through clearly. If he didn’t cultivate that cultivation technique, with his aptitude that had already been eliminated by Seven Star Square, there is no way out in the future. Even if he could join a small sect, his cultivation level wouldn’t be high.
Although the Supreme Elder in front of him said that there were drawbacks to cultivating this cultivation technique, that was something that would happen in a long time, so why should he think so much about it?
“You can think about it carefully, there’s no hurry to answer!” Yang Kai waved his hand.
Xu Yi nodded silently, no longer anxious to express his intentions.
However, he still stayed on the Spirit Peak. From the next day onwards, Yang Kai began preparing many methods to cultivate his foundation.
From time to time, Xu Yi would be thrown into a huge bathtub by Yang Kai and soaked in it for a few days. From time to time, Yang Kai would take out some medicinal liquid and apply it all over his body, occasionally throwing some Spirit Pills for him to take.
The teenager did not refuse.
Although Yang Kai did not teach him any cultivation technique, as time passed, Xu Yi found that his body had undergone a subtle transformation, becoming lighter and sharper than before.
Zhao Ya and Zhao Yebai had also gone through the same process. Before their true cultivation began, Yang Kai had spent a great deal of time and effort to lay down a solid foundation for them. When Yang Kai was cultivating back then, he didn’t have such conditions, but now, for the sake of his disciple, he had spared no effort.
No one had ever treated him so well. Ever since he was five years old and his parents passed away, Xu Yi had been living a wandering life, nearly starving to death. If it weren’t for his good luck, he would have died a violent death.
Yang Kai did not restrict his freedom. Sometimes, Xu Yi would run down the Spirit Peak and come to Seven Star Square. After all, he was only a teenager, so his curiosity was at its peak.
The people he met, whether they were ordinary disciples or the higher-ups of the Sect, were all very polite to him. From the gossip of some people, he slowly learned of Yang Kai’s identity and strength. The people of Seven Star Square all thought that Supreme Elder had accepted him as a disciple, so no one dared to disrespect him.
So, after two months, when Yang Kai asked him again, Xu Yi expressed his willingness to cultivate this Cultivation Technique without hesitation.
“Think about it carefully, I’ve already explained the drawbacks of this Cultivation Technique to you, once you cultivate it, you won’t have a chance to regret it,” Yang Kai said seriously.
Xu Yi nodded seriously, “Disciple has thought it through! If Disciple doesn’t cultivate this cultivation technique, Disciple may turn into a pile of yellow soil in a hundred years. Cultivating it has its drawbacks, but it is still better than living a mediocre life.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly, “Since that’s the case, I will teach you the Great Desolate Scripture!”
Xu Yi quickly bowed, “Disciple greets Honored Master!”
Yang Kai accepted his greeting but didn’t allow him to stand up immediately, instead saying, “Entering my door, I must let you know that you are not my only disciple. Before you, I had already taken in two disciples. Your Eldest Senior Brother’s name is Zhao Yebai, and your Second Senior Sister’s name is Zhao Ya. Now they are somewhere else, if there is a chance in the future, you can meet them.”
Xu Yi nodded. He had heard about this matter before. The Seven Star Square’s disciples had mentioned his Eldest Senior Brother and Second Senior Sister when they were chatting with him, but he didn’t know much about them.
“Master, I heard that Eldest Senior Brother’s aptitude is also poor?” Xu Yi asked.
Yang Kai nodded and looked him up and down, “He’s about the same as you.”
Xu Yi’s face turned red. Aptitude was his greatest shortcoming, and he thought to himself that in the future he had to work even harder, otherwise he would embarrass his Master outside.
At the same time, it was a bit strange. When other people took in disciples, they would only accept those with good aptitude, and those with poor aptitude, they wouldn’t even bother to glance at them.
However, he was also secretly glad about this, otherwise how could he have had the opportunity to become a disciple here?
“Calm your mind and focus!” Yang Kai warned as he pointed his finger towards Xu Yi’s forehead.
Xu Yi didn’t even have time to react before he was poked. In the next moment, a gentle force surged into his mind, and soon after, a lot of information inexplicably appeared in his mind, causing his body to sway and he almost fell to the ground.
Before he could figure out what was going on, he heard his Master say, “This is the Great Desolate Scripture. You don’t need to be in a hurry to cultivate it, you just need to comprehend it first.”
“Yes!” Xu Yi nodded respectfully.
For the next few months, Xu Yi lived in the house Zhao Ya and Zhao Yebai lived in, soaking in herbal baths, applying herbal liquids, taking spirit pills, and constantly comprehending the mysteries of the Great Desolate Scripture.
However, the young man had never cultivated before, so when he came into contact with such a profound cultivation technique, he was unable to comprehend anything.
Fortunately, Yang Kai also took some time every day to explain the mysteries of the Great Desolate Scripture to him.
On this day, Xu Yi was soaking in the bathtub and listening attentively to Yang Kai’s explanation when he suddenly noticed that his master had stopped talking, as if someone had cast a spell on him, causing him to stop moving. Startled, Xu Yi quickly called out, “Honored Master?”
Yang Kai waved his hand at him and looked at somewhere with an ethereal expression.
Inside the Small Universe, it was only a projection of his Divine Sense avatar, and his true self was still near the stone tablet. The reason he was suddenly lost in thought was because one of the five Lang Ya disciples who cultivated the Great Desolate Scripture had suddenly broken through his bottleneck.
Although he had only broken through to the Origin King Stage from the Origin Returning Stage, the moment he had succeeded, Yang Kai had clearly felt a trace of the power of the Time Laws emanating from the disciple’s body.
In just a moment, it had disappeared without a trace. If it weren’t for Yang Kai’s proficiency in the Dao of Time, he might not have even noticed.
The other disciples didn’t even know this when they were promoted.
However, when Yang Kai was about to carefully investigate, the fluctuations of the Time Laws had already disappeared, and there were no traces of the Time Dao on the newly promoted disciple.
This puzzled him greatly.
However, it also confirmed that the Great Desolate Scripture was indeed related to the Dao of Time.
Li Yuan Wang had only given him half a year’s time, so it was destined that he wouldn’t be able to discover anything. Fortunately, he had Xu Yi cultivate the Great Desolate Scripture now, so as long as he was inside his Small Universe, the various changes Xu Yi cultivated in this cultivation technique would not escape his senses.
The relationship between the Great Desolate Scripture and the Dao of Time might have to be found from Xu Yi.
As such, Yang Kai worked even harder to cultivate Xu Yi, taking out the best herbs to help him consolidate his foundation.
Xu Yi’s aptitude wasn’t good, but with his hard work, his aptitude had also improved a bit, making his future cultivation easier.
Half a month before the half-year period, Xu Yi woke up one morning and saw his Honored Master standing by his bed, staring at him.
Xu Yi was slightly startled and quickly bowed, “Honored Master!”
Yang Kai’s eyes were deep as he looked Xu Yi up and down, as if he wanted to see a flower on him, his face filled with confusion.
This was because he discovered that Xu Yi’s body already possessed the Spiritual Force of cultivating the Great Desolate Scripture. Although it was weak like a candle in the wind, the nature of this Spiritual Force was exactly the same as the five Lang Ya disciples below the stone tablet.
In other words, Xu Yi had officially started the Great Desolate Scripture!
However, Yang Kai clearly remembered that Xu Yi had fallen asleep last night, and he had never allowed him to officially begin cultivating.
After several months of interaction, Yang Kai had also seen Xu Yi’s performance. The young man’s temperament was simple and he didn’t have any ulterior motives, similar to his Eldest Senior Brother, Zhao Yebai. He also regarded Yang Kai’s words as a kind of Divine Will. Since Yang Kai didn’t allow him to cultivate the Great Desolate Scripture, he definitely wouldn’t take the initiative to cultivate it.
Moreover, Yang Kai had not seen Xu Yi cultivate the Great Desolate Scripture.
Where did this Great Desolate Scripture’s Spiritual Force come from?
“Honored Master, what happened?” Xu Yi asked, puzzled. The way his Honored Master looked at him made him feel uneasy, vaguely wondering if he had done something wrong to displease his Honored Master.
“You cultivate the Great Desolate Scripture?” Yang Kai asked bluntly.
“No!” Xu Yi quickly shook his head, “Honored Master didn’t allow me to cultivate, I don’t dare.”
He didn’t seem to be lying.
“What did you do last night?” Yang Kai asked again. Although nothing in the Small Universe could escape his senses and under his watchful eyes, Xu Yi had indeed slept for an entire night without any abnormalities, the Great Desolate Scripture’s Spiritual Force had definitely only appeared after last night.
“Disciple didn’t do anything but sleep.”
Yang Kai frowned, “Can you feel the difference in your body?”
Hearing this, Xu Yi quickly felt it and after a moment of shock, he said, “Honored Master, there seems to be something cool swimming around inside my body.”
“This is the Spiritual Force of the Great Desolate Scripture.”
Xu Yi was stunned. Although he had never cultivated it before, he knew what it meant to have the Spiritual Force of the Great Desolate Scripture in his body, but he had clearly not officially cultivated it.
Where did this Spiritual Force come from? Could it be that just listening to his Honored Master explain the mysteries of the Great Desolate Scripture had allowed him to obtain such a harvest?
After staring blankly for a moment, Xu Yi suddenly scratched his head and looked at Yang Kai with some embarrassment, “Honored Master, does dreaming count?”
“What dream?” Yang Kai frowned.
Xu Yi explained, “Disciple had a dream last night and began cultivating the Great Desolate Scripture, but… that was just a dream!”
Yang Kai was puzzled, “Cultivating the Great Desolate Scripture in your dream?”
Xu Yi said, “En, I did cultivate in my dream. Disciple has had many dreams since I was a child, almost every night, and every time I dream, it feels like many days have passed. When I wake up, I often feel dizzy and exhausted.”
Yang Kai’s heart skipped a beat as he suddenly came up with a bold guess, “Every time you enter a dream, do you feel like you’ve been there for many days?”
Xu Yi thought about it for a moment before replying, “Basically, it’s the same. Once, I even felt like I was in a dream for two months, and the things in my dream were very real, as if they were real and not fake.”
Yang Kai asked, “Is it the same after going up the mountain?”
Xu Yi nodded, “Yes, but after going up the mountain, every time I entered a dream, I wasn’t as tired as before. It’s probably because my body has recovered.” Pausing for a moment, he continued, “Honored Master, I really didn’t cultivate the Great Desolate Scripture.”
“I know,” Yang Kai pondered for a moment before casually saying, “Perhaps you really are compatible with the Great Desolate Scripture, so even if you only listen to my explanation, you’ll still gain some benefits.”
TO BE CONTINUED...