Chapter 457: Is it an Egg or a Child
"Don't think too much. Just take care of yourself," said Zi Shang through mental transmission.
"Okay," Yun Jiuge answered. She realized that she had gone off on a tangent.
Her purpose in going to the Secret Realm was to find her old subordinate, Li Wei and the things which were originally sealed inside the Secret Realm. It was not to come to blows with the devilish sects and the ones on the righteous path.
She just had to look upon Nangong Li and Chun Sanniang more favorably.
When Yun Jiuge observed Chun Sanniang's sashaying hips and how she acted like she wished she could latch onto Zi Shang, her eyes seethed with anger.
"Aren't you worried that Senior Ye Zi will be seduced by Chun Sanniang?" Baili Moyun asked Yun Jiuge, wagging his brows.
"What? Do you think Chun Sanniang is attractive?" Yun Jiuge unassumingly asked for his opinion.
Truth be told, she had experienced countless men in her previous life who were the cream of the crop. However, those men were forced to yield to her due to her power. It was more of a sacrifice for them. She did not feel that she had much charm.
"Any male Cultivator would want to fool around with such a beautiful female demon! On one hand, he can dedicate himself to his Cultivation, on the other he doesn't have to assume responsibility. Aren't you devilish sect followers fond of engaging in such casual romances the most?" Baili Moyun answered as he laughed mischievously.
In the eyes of the people on the righteous path, the devilish sects did as they pleased. They killed when they wanted to, they slept with whomever they fancied. They were fellows with no moral integrity nor sense of honor.
"We're the Yin Corpse Sect, not Hehuan Sect. Moreover, all of us desire food and sexual pleasures by nature. The devilish sects are not the only ones who engage in casual romances. You sound like you're quite interested too — do you want me to help you get a head start? Chun Sanniang will definitely be interested in nubile young things like you. You just have to turn on your charm and perhaps you can win over a long-term supporter!"
Yun Jiuge glanced sideways at Baili Moyun.
Baili Moyun and Nangong Li were young, delectable and extraordinarily handsome male Cultivators. They were indeed in line with the public's preferred aesthetics.
"Hey, she has an impressive Golden Core Demonic Cultivation. Why would she take a fancy to greenhorns like us? Looking at how Chun Sanniang struts around, Senior Ye Zi must at least have the Late Stage of Golden Core Cultivation," Baili Moyun prodded.
"It has nothing to do with Cultivation nor charm," Yun Jiuge said. Then, she secretly spoke to Zi Shang through mental transmission, "Don't keep that Spider Spirit hanging on. Cut off this connection quickly." Only by nipping the Spider Spirit's desire in the bud could they divert her attention to the dishy lads, Baili Moyun and Nangong Li. Once that happened, it would be hard for them not to rely on her to preserve their virtue.
"Sure," Zi Shang said with a smile. He did not know what he had done to cause any wishful thinking on Chun Sanniang's part.
Chun Sanniang suddenly tur¬ned deathly pale in the face. She silently moved three steps away from Zi Shang. She looked at him as if she saw a Heaven and Earth ferocious beast.
"Hmm, what's wrong with Chun Sanniang? Why does her face look so awful?" Baili Moyun who was secretly observing the situation immediately asked Yun Jiuge through mental transmission.
"Maybe she realized that Ye Zi is too tough and she can't take a bite out of him!" Yun Jiuge replied with a chuckle. Knowing Zi Shang's obnoxious self that did not give a hoot about anything, it would be bizarre if he were actually interested in a little spider like Chun Sanniang.
Chun Sanniang soon returned to normal. But she dared not lay her eyes on Zi Shang again. Instead, she turned around and sashayed over to Baili Moyun and Nangong Li.
Nangong Li still appeared to be stern and haughty. He did not even spare Chun Sanniang a glance.
Baili Moyun happened to meet Chun Sanniang's gaze and immediately felt fearful, like he had fallen into a spider's trap. He really wanted to call for help.
At this time, Yin Shili took out a red color jujube pit from the Magical Bottomless Bag and said, "Alright, we've already left the Yin Spiritual Mountains area. Let's board the airship!"
The tiny jujube pit was carved into the shape of an airship in a vivid and realistic manner. Even the sails were swaying.
Yin Shili imparted Spiritual Power into it. The jujube pit grew in size and immediately turned into a small airship. Its red color sails fluttered in the wind.
"After you, Senior," said Yin Shili, letting Zi Shang board first.
Zi Shang's figure moved and swept Yun Jiuge up to board the airship.
Qiu Sen and Chun Sanniang were next to board.
Then followed by Baili Moyun and Nangong Li.
Yin Shili was the last to board.
Although this small airship was not excessively big, it had everything they needed. Several attacking forts were placed inside and its flying speed was also amazingly fast.
An airship like this consumed an immense amount of Spiritual Power. However, Yin Shili had been the Sect Leader of the Yin Corpse Sect for so many years. He himself was a Living Corpse and did not need Spiritual Stones for Cultivation. He had accumulated a lot of Spiritual Stones and could spend them freely.
"It takes two days to fly to Shiwan Grand Mountain. In the meantime, you can meditate in your own rooms. These are the Amulets for entry," said Yin Shili, issuing Amulets to everyone individually.
Golden Core Cultivators was each issued one room. As a woman, Yun Jiuge also had a room to herself. Baili Moyun and Nangong Li both shared a room.
Yun Jiuge went to her room after she received the Amulet. The space inside was small and the set-up was simple. A Defensive Barrier would collapse at the first blow. But overall, it was still good.
Yun Jiuge sat cross-legged on the bed. While she regulated her breathing, she checked on the movement of the Little White Egg inside her Elixir Field.
Little White Egg quietly lay on the high platform of her Elixir Field. Along with Yun Jiuge's gentle breathing, a feeling of intimate warmth embraced her.
Yun Jiuge could not help touching her belly. She had a feeling of both joy and uneasiness in her heart. It was complicated and inexplicable.
"What's the matter? Are you feeling unwell in your stomach?" asked Zi Shang as he came in through the door. He pulled Yun Jiuge into his arms and covered over her stomach with his hands.
"I don't know why but my heart keeps feeling uneasy and empty. I can't seem to find my feet," Yun Jiuge lamented. Ever since Yun Jiuge regained her memories, she often had this feeling.
"Don't think too much. The Great Catastrophe is not coming for you alone. If the Heavens were to fall, I'll be here to withstand it," said Zi Shang, patting Yun Jiuge's stomach.
"You don't even have a trace of Holy Blood. You can forget about stopping it!" Yun Jiuge retorted. When the Heavens was going to fall previously, she sacrificed herself to hold it up.
"You neither have Holy Blood nor Holy Body now, so you're no different from me," Zi Shang answered with a sigh. "Sometimes I wish that you did not restore your memory. How nice it'd be if you could be as carefree as before. Shall I seal your memory? Zi Shang said, looking very seriously into Yun Jiuge's eyes.
"Wouldn't that be self-deceiving? I don't do foolish things like that. Oh, by the way, what did you say to Chun Sanniang just now? Why did she look so scared?" Yun Jiuge asked keenly.
"I didn't say anything. I just put something in her subconscious mind, so that she wouldn't dare to hit on me again," Zi Shang said casually.
He had placed a Puppet Rune in Chun Sanniang's subconscious mind so that she would not get any more ideas about him. More importantly, he could turn Chun Sanniang into a puppet to protect Yun Jiuge at crucial moments.
But it was not necessary to let Yun Jiuge know these details.
"I see," Yun Jiuge replied, not giving it any more thought. She squinted her eyes and gave a big yawn.
Ever since the little Phoenix turned into an egg, she became so lethargic and only wanted to sleep all day.
"Go to sleep. I'll wake you up once we reach there," said Zi Shang, patting Yun Jiuge's back.
"Stay with me," Yun Jiuge asked. She hugged Zi Shang's waist and did not let go.
"Yes, I'll stay with you," Zi Shang answered as he lay down with Yun Jiuge. After she slept soundly, his gaze rested on her abdomen for a long time. That egg would eventually become their child, the Child of Life!
No, wait, it seemed impossible. Yun Jiuge had exhausted all her efforts on this in her past life but did not succeed. How was it achieved so easily in this life?
Zi Shang sighed and did not think about it further. He put his palm on Yun Jiuge's Elixir Field and concentrated on helping her regulate the Qi in her Meridians.