“I'm awake!” Qu Huachang leaned into Yang Kai’s embrace, her face filled with happiness, “Thank you for your hard work.”
Yang Kai slowly shook his head and stroked her long hair.
Over Yang Kai’s shoulder, Qu Huachang looked behind him and asked suspiciously, “What's going on with Xiao He?”
She had broken through her heart barrier and restored her memories, so she naturally remembered the various cycles of reincarnation. From her sixth life onwards, Xiao He had always appeared in the Samsara World which was formed from her heart barrier, which made her extremely concerned.
In her memories, she had never met a woman named Luo Tinghe. Logically speaking, there was no way such a person existed in the Samsara World.
“I don’t know, but we’ll know when we get out.”
Qu Huachang nodded and lifted her head from Yang Kai’s chest, staring at him slyly, “Then… we’ll meet again in the next life!”
Yang Kai was shocked, “There’s still a next life?”
Qu Huachang didn’t answer, only blinking her eyes playfully, but everything around her seemed to slowly dissipate like a burnt painting.
Yang Kai watched as his body slowly melted into the void, his consciousness seemingly experiencing a long journey.
When he came back to his senses, all he saw was darkness.
But soon, a ray of light appeared in the darkness and the light gradually expanded, slowly revealing the scene of the Samsara Pavilion.
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before quickly realizing that there was no next life. The ninth life was the limit of the Samsara Pavilion, and the barrier Qu Huachang had set up for him was only nine lives. In the end, she was just toying with him.
Shaking his head slowly, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as he walked out of the tree hole and looked up.
Returning to this real world, Yang Kai felt that it was a bit unreal. The nine reincarnations he had experienced were still vivid in his mind, and the difficulties and setbacks he had encountered in each of his previous lives felt like yesterday.
The experiences he had experienced during his reincarnation were vivid and lifelike, so it could be said that they had indeed happened.
Yang Kai could clearly feel that the experiences of his nine reincarnations had tempered his state of mind even more. Nine reincarnations only allowed him to spend a hundred years or so, but how could his state of mind be tempered for more than a thousand years?
The Samsara Pavilion was truly worthy of being called the place to refine the heart.
If someone’s cultivation progressed too quickly and their mental state became unstable, they would definitely gain a great deal of experience in here.
Without any reason, Yang Kai walked in a certain direction. Although there were no clear clues, Yang Kai was certain that Qu Huachang was in that direction.
This was the result of their nine reincarnations.
However, just as he was halfway there, an enchanting figure appeared in front of him.
The two of them stared at each other for a moment before Qu Huachang smiled and arrived in front of Yang Kai.
Yang Kai stretched out his hand, “Let’s go out, I’m afraid Martian Aunt Yu is waiting for us.”
“Okay!” Qu Huachang obediently placed her hand into Yang Kai’s.
Outside the Samsara Pavilion, people were coming and going.
It had been more than a hundred and thirty years since Yang Kai had entered the Samsara Pavilion. For an ordinary cultivator who had never cultivated before, this was an even longer period of time than their lifetime, but for Open Heaven Stage cultivator, this was nothing more than a period of seclusion.
During this period of time, Yu Xiangdie would occasionally come to the Samsara Pavilion to wait.
Unfortunately, after waiting for so many years, Yang Kai and Qu Huachang were nowhere to be seen. At first, Chen Xiu’s two disciples had emerged from the Samsara Pavilion.
In the past decade or so, she had been waiting here more, because according to her calculations, if Yang Kai could successfully bring Qu Huachang out, it would only be a matter of decades.
Waiting wasn’t too boring for her. She had been waiting for a certain barbarian for many years and was used to this kind of feeling.
When the two familiar figures walked out of the Samsara Pavilion and returned hand in hand, Yu Xiangdie let out a sigh of relief. The weight that had been weighing on her heart for so many years had finally been lifted.
“Martial Aunt Yu!”
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang bowed together.
Yu Xiangdie smiled gently and looked around, nodding in satisfaction, “Good, it’s good that you’re back. You’ve all worked hard.”
She had once entered the Samsara Pavilion to gain experience, so she knew what she would encounter inside, especially the heart barrier Qu Huachang had set up this time. Everything the two of them had encountered in the Samsara Pavilion was definitely much more difficult than what she had experienced.
“I’ve troubled Martial Aunt,” Yang Kai said.
Yu Xiangdie shook her head, “You’re the one who’s troubled, let’s not talk about this. You’re all tired, you should go back and rest.”
“I’m not busy,” Yang Kai shook his head and looked back towards the direction of the Samsara Pavilion, “Let’s wait a little longer.”
Yu Xiangdie didn’t understand, “Wait for what?”
Qu Huachang knew what Yang Kai was waiting for and was just about to ask Yu Xiangdie if she knew someone called Luo Tinghe, when she suddenly saw Yu Xiangdie’s beautiful eyes widen as she stared behind her in shock.
At the same time, a powerful aura rapidly approached from behind.
Qu Huachang turned her head and saw Xiao He flying through the air and landing lightly in front of her.
Exchanging a glance with Yang Kai, both of them showed a look of approval.
From the sixth life onwards, Xiao He had always appeared beside the two of them. Yang Kai and Qu Huachang had guessed that she must be an expert from Yin Yang Heaven, but for some reason, she had been drawn into their Samsara World.
Now that their nine reincarnations had ended and they had escaped from the Samsara Pavilion, Luo Tinghe must be the same.
The person Yang Kai was waiting for was Luo Tinghe.
Judging from Yu Xiangdie’s expression, it was obvious that she knew Luo Tinghe and their relationship was not shallow.
“Senior Sister Luo…” Yu Xiangdie’s eyes were filled with disbelief, her voice trembling as if she was about to cry, “Is it really you?”
Senior Sister Luo…
When Qu Huachang heard this name, she immediately understood. Luo Tinghe should be someone from the same generation as her Master, but she had never heard of her before.
“Xiao Die!” Luo Tinghe called out with a smile.
In the next instant, Yu Xiangdie transformed into a bolt of lightning and threw herself into Luo Tinghe’s arms, hugging her tightly as her shoulders trembled slightly.
Luo Tinghe’s face twitched as she turned to Yang Kai and Qu Huachang, who were watching from the side, a helpless look appearing on her face. She patted Yu Xiangdie’s back and said, “Enough, you’re already so old, why do you still like to cry like you did when you were little? Where’s the Little Barbarian? Did he bully you?”
Yu Xiangdie just shook her head and hugged her tightly.
Luo Tinghe whispered into his ear, “The juniors are watching.”
Only then did Yu Xiangdie’s face turn red as she turned her head and glared fiercely at Yang Kai and Qu Huachang.
The two of them quickly looked up at the sky and the ground.
“Greet!” Yu Xiangdie tried to salvage her image with a cold tone.
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang quickly bowed, “Disciple greets Martial Aunt Luo!”
Luo Tinghe waved her hand and said, “There’s no need to be so formal, we’re not outsiders, just call me like what you did in the past.”
Yang Kai broke out in cold sweat, “Disciple doesn’t dare.”
During his ninth reincarnation, he had always called that crazy guard Xiao He. Now that he knew her identity, how could he be rude?
Yu Xiangdie, on the other hand, was completely confused as she stared at Luo Tinghe, unable to understand why her Senior Sister and Yang Kai seemed so familiar with each other.
At this moment, Luo Tinghe suddenly frowned, a look of difficulty appearing on her face, “Let’s talk about this later, I have something important to do first.”
Yu Xiangdie quickly asked, “Do you need help?”
Luo Tinghe chuckled as she rubbed her head, “I’m in the process of breaking through, how can you help?”
Yu Xiangdie was pleasantly surprised, “Senior Sister is about to break through?”
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang also looked surprised.
When Luo Tinghe walked out of the Samsara Pavilion, her aura was undoubtedly the aura of a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage master. Yang Kai had thought that she had stayed in the Samsa Pavilion for too long and was unable to restrain her aura.
But now, it seemed that this was not the case. Luo Tinghe was already on the verge of breaking through, which was why she was like this.
Breaking through in the Seventh Order meant breaking through to the Eighth Order!
Even in the various Cave Heaven Paradise, they were all Supreme Elder.
It wasn’t that Yang Kai had never seen an Eighth Order, but this was the first time he had seen a Seventh Order being promoted to an Eighth Order, so he immediately became interested.
If nothing unexpected happened, he would be able to break through to the Eighth Order Open Heaven Stage in the future. If he could observe it for a while, he might be able to gain some benefits from it, which would be helpful for his future breakthrough.
Qu Huachang obviously thought so too, her eyes shining as she stared at Luo Tinghe.
Luo Tinghe soared into the sky and ordered Yu Xiangdie, “Wait here obediently, I’ll be back soon.”
Yu Xiangdie raised her head in anticipation.
Luo Tinghe didn’t move too far away, only stopping a thousand kilometers away from the Spirit Province where the Samsara Pavilion was located. She formed a hand seal and sat down cross-legged, the World Strength in her body fluctuating as the image of a Small Universe flickered behind her.
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang both stared at this scene.
Yu Xiangdie suddenly turned around and bowed towards the two, “Thank you!”
Yang Kai was shocked and quickly stepped aside, asking, “What does Martial Aunt Yu mean?”
Qu Huachang also didn’t understand why Yu Xiangdie suddenly bowed to her two juniors.
Yu Xiangdie said, “Thank you for saving Senior Sister Luo from the Samsara Pavilion.”
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang looked at each other and shook their heads, “I’m afraid Martial Aunt Yu is mistaken, we didn’t do anything. On the other hand, Martial Aunt Luo has helped us a lot, so we should be the ones thanking her.”
Yu Xiangdie smiled, “Do you know how many years Senior Sister Luo has been trapped in the Samsara Pavilion?” Without waiting for the two to answer, she continued, “Two thousand years, a whole two thousand years.”
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang were shocked.
Although the two of them had guessed that Luo Tinghe was an expert from the Yin Yang Heaven who had entered their Samsara World with a wisp of her will, they hadn’t expected her to be an expert who had been trapped for two thousand years.
The Samsara Pavilion was the place where Yin Yang Heaven refined one’s heart. Although it seemed calm, it was actually extremely dangerous.
Yin Yang Heaven’s disciples, regardless of whether they cultivated the Emotion Dao or Heartless Dao, all of them had to first immerse themselves in love.
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