Chen Xiu left in a huff while Tao Lingwan followed closely behind. Before leaving, she looked apologetically at Yang Kai, who smiled and waved his hand, indicating that she didn’t need to worry about him.
After half a month, Yu Xiangdie had disappeared.
It wasn’t until nearly twenty days later that she appeared, somewhat exhausted. After finding Yang Kai, she said, “Everything is ready. Three days later, you will come with me to the Samsara Pavilion!”
“Thank you for your concern, Martial Aunt,” Yang Kai thanked her. Although he had the title of Yin Yang Heaven’s son-in-law, he was not born in Yin Yang Heaven. Since the Samsara Pavilion was a place where Yin Yang Heaven’s disciples refined their hearts, it was bound to be extremely confidential and only disciples from the Sect could enter.
Yu Xiangdie had only returned after such a long time. It was obvious that she had worked hard for him to obtain the approval of the Sect’s higher-ups to allow him to enter the Samsara Pavilion.
“However, there is one thing I must make clear to you,” Yu Xiangdie looked at him seriously, “Although the higher-ups have reluctantly agreed to let you enter the Samsara Pavilion, there are still some conditions.”
Yang Kai said, “Martial Aunt, please speak!”
“If you can really bring that little girl Qu out, then so be it, but if you fail, you must become Wan’er’s partner!”
“Chen Xiu’s intentions?” Yang Kai raised his brow.
Yu Xiangdie shook her head, “The higher-ups intention.”
Tao Lingwan’s chances of breaking through to the Seventh Order were very high, but Yang Kai was an indispensable part of her plan, Yin Yang Heaven would never give up on Tao Lingwan, so it was only natural for them to make such a request.
“I understand,” Yang Kai nodded, “I won’t fail.”
“That’s good,” Yu Xiangdie also relaxed slightly.
“I must also ask Martial Aunt about the situation in the Samsara Pavilion. Senior Sister has entered it and set up a heart barrier, causing her to lose all her memories. How can I find her? Will her appearance change?”
“No one can say for certain what her appearance is like. There may be some changes, but there may not be any. The Samsara Pavilion has many mysteries, and once you enter it, you will understand. As for how to find that little girl Qu, if you are fated, you will naturally meet her. If you aren’t fated, you won’t be able to recognize her even if you meet her face to face. The Samsara Pavilion's Heart Refining Path doesn’t have any special techniques, everything depends on your heart.”
Yang Kai was lost in thought. Although he had heard Yu Xiangdie’s words clearly, he couldn’t quite put his finger on her meaning.
However, to be honest, he and Qu Huachang had experienced life and death situation together before. Back when they were being hunted down in Blood Monster Cave Heaven, they had supported each other and shared difficulties together, so they naturally shared a mutual affection.
For the next three days, according to Yu Xiangdie’s request, Yang Kai went into seclusion and calmed his mind.
Three days later, she brought Yang Kai to the Samsara Pavilion.
Yang Kai had thought that the Samsara Pavilion was some kind of grand hall or some kind of Secret Realm, but when he arrived, he realized that it was different from what he had imagined.
This was a Spirit Province that was covered in thick trees and dense white fog. As it flowed, it was filled with an oppressive aura.
Looking down from the sky, one couldn’t even see the scenery of the Spirit Province.
This place could be considered an important place in Yin Yang Heaven and was guarded by Open Heaven Stage cultivator. This Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator was undoubtedly acquainted with Yu Xiangdie and knew that she would be bringing Yang Kai to the Samsara Pavilion today, so after exchanging a few pleasantries with her, they let them through.
Entering the Spirit Province, Yang Kai arrived at the edge of the dense forest and immediately saw a small market with many Yin Yang Heaven disciples entering and exiting in pairs.
Some were reluctant to part, some were saying goodbye, and then the female disciples walked into the misty forest in front of them, their figures disappearing.
As for the male disciples who had separated from their partner, after a brief pause, they followed into the forest.
There were also a few lone men and women who entered.
There was also a man and a woman who walked out of the jungle intimately, the smile on the woman’s face as sweet as honey, and the man’s eyes filled with tender affection as he stared at his partner, as if she is his entire world, unable to tolerate anything else.
However, there were also some men who seemed to have lost their souls and women who were crying like flowers.
“Many companions who thought their love was stronger than gold entered the Samsara Pavilion but were unable to pass the test and thus parted ways. This is the place where my Yin Yang Heaven’s disciples seek out their partners, and also the source of countless disciples’ pain,” Looking at the young disciples who were entering and exiting, Yu Xiangdie sighed.
Yang Kai asked curiously, “Didn’t Martial Aunt say that if one’s heart barrier wasn’t broken, they would be unable to extricate themselves from the Samsara Pavilion? Why are there still female disciples running out of the Samsara Pavilion crying? The male disciples they like shouldn’t have been able to break their heart barrier, right?”
Yu Xiangdie explained, “If one’s heart barrier isn’t broken, they will indeed sink into it, but if one only fixes the heart barrier of three lifetimes, even if the male disciples are useless, after three lifetimes, the female disciples can still restore their memories, but after three lifetimes, they can’t. The more times they reincarnate in the Samsara Pavilion, the harder it is to distinguish themselves.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Understood.”
“Go in, there’s no need to deliberately do anything, just let nature take its course.”
“Yes!” Yang Kai replied and stepped forward, his figure soon swallowed by the thick white mist.
Yu Xiangdie stood quietly for a moment before preparing to leave, but just as she turned around, she saw two people walking towards her.
She frowned and looked at the person in question, “Why has Senior Brother Chen come to Samsara Pavilion?”
The two people who had arrived were Chen Xiu and Tao Lingwan. Chen Xiu walked in front while Tao Lingwan followed behind.
Chen Xiu glanced at her and said lightly, “What else can I do here?”
Yu Xiangdie glanced at Tao Lingwan behind Chen Xiu and suddenly came to a realization, her expression changing drastically, “Chen Xiu, are you crazy? In order to benefit one of your disciples, you don’t care about the life and death of another? Are you even human?”
Chen Xiu’s expression was indifferent, seemingly indifferent to her criticism, only turning to Tao Lingwan and saying, “Go in, be careful!”
Tao Lingwan nodded and took a few steps before suddenly turning around and kneeling in front of Chen Xiu, gently kowtowing three times.
Without saying a word, Yu Xiangdie stood up and blocked her path, earnestly advising, “Wan’er, don’t be stupid. If you have any grievances, just tell me, Martial Aunt Yu will stand up for you.”
Tao Lingwan lowered her head and slowly shook it.
“Be a good girl and go back with Martial Aunt Yu first. If there’s anything you need, we can talk about it slowly,” Yu Xiangdie said as she reached out to pull her back.
However, Tao Lingwan dodged and whispered, “Martial Aunt, please let me pass.”
“No!” Yu Xiangdie flatly refused, “Even if you come up here today, don’t even think about entering the Samsara Pavilion! That is not a place you can enter!”
Raising her head, she glared at Chen Xiu, “You really are a good master, what kind of sin did Wan’er commit to be able to become your disciple?”
Chen Xiu looked at her quietly, not saying a word to defend himself.
Yu Xiangdie wanted to say something more, but Tao Lingwan raised her head and stared straight at her, “Martial Aunt, please don’t scold Master. This is all my own decision.”
Yu Xiangdie sneered, “Others may not know what kind of personality you have, but do you think I don’t? How could this be your own decision? It’s clearly this old bastard’s evil intentions that forced you to enter the Samsara Pavilion!”
Facing Yu Xiangdie’s increasingly harsh criticism, Chen Xiu didn’t try to defend himself, only lowering his eyes.
Tao Lingwan’s voice became a bit louder, “Martial Aunt, this is the first time this Disciple has made such a decision. Please don’t make things difficult for me.”
Yu Xiangdie frowned as she looked at Tao Lingwan, then at Chen Xiu, somewhat uncertain of her own thoughts.
Moreover… she had never seen Tao Lingwan look so determined and speak so loudly.
She stared at Chen Xiu, wanting to find an answer from him, but he simply nodded silently.
Yu Xiangdie couldn’t help feeling a bit lost. Entering the Samsara Pavilion alone required a great deal of courage. She had thought it was Chen Xiu who had ordered this, but now it seemed it wasn’t the case.
After pondering for a moment, Yu Xiangdie asked, “Wan’er, what are you doing in the Samsara Pavilion? Little brat Yang went in to look for Little Qu, so even if you go in, you may not be able to come out. If you can’t come out, you’ll be trapped here forever.”
Tao Lingwan’s voice became softer again, “Disciple will be careful.”
“No!” Yu Xiangdie shook her head, “This kind of thing can’t be avoided by being careful. I can’t let you go in, if you do, you’ll definitely be lost.”
“If I can’t enter today, I’ll enter tomorrow. If I can’t enter tomorrow, I’ll enter the next day, unless Martial Aunt stays here and doesn’t leave.” Tao Lingwan raised her eyes to look at Yu Xiangdie without flinching.
Yu Xiangdie was speechless. Entering the Samsara Pavilion was a privilege every Yin Yang Heaven Disciple had, so it was naturally impossible for her to stand guard here all the time.
If she was still a little suspicious just now, at this moment, she was completely certain that Chen Xiu had not forced Tao Lingwan to enter the Samsara Pavilion.
Just as she was lost in thought, Tao Lingwan suddenly flew forward, and when Yu Xiangdie realized what was happening, she quickly reached out to grab her.
Chen Xiu’s figure stood in front of her and exchanged a palm strike with her, both of them retreating several dozen meters.
Yu Xiangdie glared at him furiously, “Do you want her to be lost inside?”
Chen Xiu said in a low voice, “She wants to go in and find her own answer, do you think I don’t want to stop her? But you don’t understand this girl’s personality, if she decides to do something, no one can stop her. Wan’er was raised by me, she’s my disciple, and she’s also my daughter!”
Yu Xiangdie was speechless.
Thinking back, Chen Xiu had indeed treated Tao Lingwan like a treasure. If he hadn’t pampered her too much, Tao Lingwan, a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, wouldn’t have been so timid and ignorant.
How could such a doting master suddenly sacrifice her for the benefit of another disciple?
“Yang Kai is a dragon among men, worthy of Wan’er. She’s already grown up, so it’s impossible for me to keep her by my side all this time. Over the years, I’ve looked for many candidates, but none of them were worthy of my attention. Yang Kai is not bad, so if I could have Wan’er marry him, it would be a good match. Unfortunately, I seem to have done something wrong.”
TO BE CONTINUED...