Hand in hand, Ning Yishu and Bai Weiwei arrived at the array formation they had previously used.
They activated the simple, unadulterated version of the dual cultivation array.
Ning Yishu was the first to speak. “I, Ning Yishu, am willing to be forever bound with Bai Weiwei in sacred matrimony. With the heaven and earth as the medium, and all living things as witness, let my soul be my offering, to live and die as one.”
Bai Weiwei disdained sentences that were too long. She straightforwardly spoke a single sentence. “I, Bai Weiwei, am the same.”
With this, the array was activated, and both parties were branded with a faint mark.
Without Ning Yishu’s overbearing revision, this mark could easily be revoked, and could easily dissolve the relationship between dual cultivation partners.
As his soul was being marked, Ning Yishu suddenly said softly: “Weiwei, I love you.”
Bai Weiwei froze for a moment, and then she couldn’t help but smile.
“Come, I have a wedding gift for you.”
Although he didn’t get a response, Ning Yishu was not upset.
Considering her character, her agreeing to marry him was the best answer he could get.
Bai Weiwei led him into the alchemy room. An enormous pill furnace was already lit.
Ning Yishu didn’t understand.
Bai Weiwei said flatly, “The meridians in my body are very difficult to repair.”
Ning Yishu naturally knew how damaged her meridians were. Especially after she saved him, blocking a Void Refining stage cultivator’s strike and activating the great defensive array.
It was simply forcing her on the road to death.
Ning Yishu’s heart was full of pity. “I will definitely find a way to save you.”
Bai Weiwei laughed in delight. “That’s good. It’s a little embarrassing to say this, but didn’t you say that your body still had a bit of spiritual energy left? My pill furnace is ready. Go inside and I can use the power in your flesh to refine a pill and transfer it to my body.”
Ning Yishu didn’t respond for a moment. He stood there in a daze.
Finally he asked softly: “You married me for this?”
Bai Weiwei’s eyebrows rose. “You can’t say that, either. I like you just a tiny bit, so I had the good intention to fulfill your last wishes. That way you could die happy.”
The light in Ning Yishu’s eyes dimmed. He gave a strained smile, and he seemed to lose all the strength in his body.
“If that’s what you want, I can give it to you.”
She liked him a tiny bit.
He had nothing to be dissatisfied about.
He should have known. She had always been like this.
Ning Yishu walked towards the pill furnace. His footsteps were weak and unstable, nearly stumbling on the road.
Bai Weiwei paid no heed. She waved a hand to open the pill furnace’s door and shoved him forward.
Ning Yishu fell into the furnace. Before he was engulfed by the flames, he suddenly reached out with all his strength, wanting to touch her one last time.
But Bai Weiwei easily shook off his outstretched hand and expressionlessly shut the door.
She was so cruel, to be too impatient to handle one last send-off.
As the flames licked at his body, he only felt pain. The pain in his heart was overwhelming1.
Bai Weiwei stood outside the pill furnace, and she heard the sound of the favorability dropping.
【Ding. The male lead’s favorability has fallen to 95.】
Ning Yishu truly loved her. He went through hell so many times, and the favorability only fell this much.
The system warned, “The male lead isn’t preparing to break out of the pill furnace. He doesn’t want to live, and only wants to die.”
Bai Weiwei: “He won’t die. Eventually he’ll cry and beg for me to open the furnace and let him escape.”
With that, she waved her hand.
The flames in the alchemy room began to glow green. These were sacrificial flames.
Bai Weiwei said, enunciating every word: “I, Bai Weiwei, am willing to give up a thousand years of life to remold Ning Yishu’s spiritual root.”
This oath, each word as heavy as a mountain, crashed into the furnace.
Ning Yishu, who was thrown into the furnace, realized that something was not right. The flames weren’t eating away at him.
Instead, a powerful healing energy began to repair his meridians, preparing him for the reshaping of his spiritual root.
He looked up in shock, only to discover a bloodstained sword standing in the center of the furnace.
The spiritual root in the sword body, along with the heavenly soul, was called by a powerful summons and returned to his body.