Chapter 450: Fan Yin, The Man You Valued Most
"The Powerful Presence above said that he will naturally meet you when the time comes. Now the most important thing is to hide your identity and ensure your safety," said Yin Shili while he poured a cup of Ling Tea in front of Yun Jiuge.
"Do you already know my true identity?" asked Yun Jiuge as she pushed the Ling Tea away, not wanting the drink at all.
She did not like the feeling that everything was in the hands of others while she was in the dark.
"Yes, I have long known that you are Yun Jiuge, the first daughter of Lei Kingdom's Yun family," Yin Shili admitted with a nod.
"Did you deceive us in the past by pretending to be the village chief of Heifeng Village?" asked Yun Jiuge with a gloomy face. She thought Yin Shili was a good and genuine person.
"The past was real. A'mei and Hu'zi were my wife and son. I once led a group of brothers in Heifeng village as the village chief. Later, I was betrayed by my brothers. When the officers and soldiers launched the attack, my son died, and my wife jumped off a cliff. I too, fell after being slashed several times. If I had not been saved by the Powerful Presence's legendary Corpse Cultivation Technique, you would not see me standing before you today," Yin Shili said with a sigh. His face showed the vicissitudes of life.
As part of the plan to meet Yun Jiuge, he built a special Heifeng Village in Dabie Mountain to commemorate the past as well as to commemorate the time when he was still human.
"Are you a living corpse?" asked Yun Jiuge. She was taken aback, it never crossed her mind that Yin Shili was a living corpse.
Whichever way she looks at him, he appears to be a living, breathing human being!
"I found a magical treasure, the Heart of the Celestial Tree 200 years ago. This was how I became alive again," Yin Shili said with a slight smile. "This is my biggest secret. You must not reveal it to the outside world."
"Don't worry. I won't say anything," Yun Jiuge assured him. She remembered how Elder Mo Hua and the others fought bitterly against her over Zi Shang, a fake living corpse.
If they knew that this Sect Leader, Yin Shili was the only super living corpse in the world, she was not certain how they would react.
"Miss Yun, you and your friend can set your mind at ease and stay in Yin Corpse Sect. As long as I am around, I will certainly protect and assist you," said Yin Shili. He was implying with his words that he already knew that Zi Shang was a fake Yin Corpse.
"Thank you very much," Yun Jiuge thanked him with a smile.
Although Yin Shili had told her his big secret, she did not believe him completely. She did not know what kind of person, the Powerful Presence was.
"I also know about the matter between you and Qiu Sen. I will join you in the search for the Secret Realm in the treasure map when the time comes," said Yin Shili as he poured a new cup of tea for Yun Jiuge.
"So, does that mean you also know about Qiu Shan?" asked Yun Jiuge, realizing that Yi Shili kept his own counsel. She felt that everything was in his control.
"Qiu Shan and Qiu Sen were originally Lone Cultivators. I only took them in after they came out of the Secret Realm in the treasure map. As for the Secret Realm that Qiu Shan fell into, I will help you solve it," Yin Shili said.
"Is it your Powerful Presence who gave the directions on how to move forward?" said Yun Jiuge, lifting her eyebrows. She had a hunch that the Fiendish Demon Fetus she had claimed in Hui Kingdom was also within that person's expectations.
Yun Shili said, "Miss Yun, you do not have to worry. That person means no malice towards you." With that, Yin Shili paused for a moment and then continued to say, "He even said that if you do not believe my words, then let me acknowledge you as my master and I will be your Yin Corpse."
"Is this some kind of a joke? I'm not interested in having you as my Yin Corpse, okay?" said Yun Jiuge, glaring at him. She was not willing even to accept Ye Yunzhi, let alone Yin Shili.
And more importantly, Yin Shili looked like a living person. It would be too cruel to take his freedom away and turn him into a Yin Corpse.
"It's not my fault that I am ugly," said Yin Shiliself-deprecatingly as he touched his face. But he felt relieved inside.
Since he got the Heart of the Celestial Tree, he felt more and more like a human.
He was reluctant to return to the previous confounded state.
When the Powerful Presence shared his idea with him, he thought of killing Yun Jiuge so that he could retain his freedom.
But he soon held back.
Everything he had was given by the Powerful Presence. It would be easy for him to take it back.
He followed the Powerful Presence's instructions and went to Dabie Mountain to meet Yun Jiuge.
When he first caught sight of her, he felt that the girl was unusual. She was not someone ruthless who would do anything to gain power.
Now that he was certain of the sort of person she was, he was more than willing to follow her.
"Even if you were beautiful like an immortal, it would be useless. I will never accept your offer. It's getting late. I will take my leave first," said Yun Jiuge. She quickly got up to leave. It was as if she was afraid that Yin Shili would plead with her to keep him.
Yin Shili got up to see her off. He watched the back of Yun Jiuge's figure as she hurriedly left. He could not help laughing as he said, "She is an interesting girl, isn't she?"
Behind Yin Shili, stood two Yin Corpses, they were A'mei and Hu'zi.
Upon hearing his words, the two people nodded at the same time. They had more Spiritual Nature than before.
"Why did you just keep quiet all this while?" Yun Jiuge asked Zi Shang. She got hold of Zi Shang's hand and asked, "Do you think there were gaps in Yin Shili's story?"
"The Powerful Presence that he was talking about, I do know who he is," said Zi Shang. Yun Jiuge was shocked by his reply.
"You do? Who is it?" Yun Jiuge immediately asked.
"His name is Fan Yin, the most intelligent person in the human race. He is not only profoundly learned in Buddhist studies, he possesses extraordinary Cultivation; and he can also see the future. You valued him very much at that time," said Zi Shang, remembering the events of that time. His eyes were
"Profoundly learned in Buddhist studies?" repeated Yun Jiuge. She felt her throat went dry and her voice began to shake as she asked, "Don't tell me that back then, even a Buddhist monk I did not let go?"
"Why do you let your imagination run wild? You and he were Spirit Friends, that's all," Zi Shang said. He tried to make his tone normal and not sound like a jealous man.
"Oh, I see. No wonder I don't seem to have any memory of him," said Yun Jiuge with a sigh of relief. It was good that she was not completely crazy back then.
"You don't have any memory of him?" Zi Shang said with his eyebrows raised. The relationship between Yun Jiuge and Fan Yin was particularly good during that time.
Back then, Yun Jiuge would reveal secrets to Fan Yin rather than talking to Zi Shang. He was insanely jealous at that time.
"No, not at all," said Yun Jiuge, shaking her head.
There were lots of messy memories in her head, including countless images of handsome men. But none of them was bald.
"Never mind if you don't," Zi Shang said with a smile. No memory at all of Fan Yin would be just fine.
He hated the fact that Yun Jiuge treated the guy favorably.
"Let's talk about Yin Shili instead. Do you think he can be trusted?" asked Yun Jiuge. Compared to Fan Yin whose whereabouts were unknown, Yun Jiuge felt that Yin Shili was more important.
"He can be trusted. What he told you, they were all true," Zi Shang replied.
He felt good about Yin Shili and could tell that Yin Shili was sincere toward Yun Jiuge.
"Well, that's good. I'll be more certain of the outcome if he accompanies us to the Treasure Map Secret Realm," Yun Jiuge said. With Yun Shili around, she would be less worried about Qiu Sen possibly turning hostile.
As the Sect Leader of the Yin Corpse Sect, Yin Shili had many interactions with Qiu Sen over the years. He would know best how to deal with Qiu Sen.