Chapter 476: The Mastermind Behind All This
“So why did it go crazy?” Yun Jiuge asked. She believed that Yue Ling’er wouldn’t lie to her. It seemed to be A’dai’s problem.
“Goddess, that mount is so ugly. I’ll help you find a more beautiful one. How about the Rainbow Sparrow?” Yue Ling’er said. Her slender fingers waved in the air, and a beautiful, elegant and colorful sparrow appeared in front of Yun Jiuge.
“It’s beautiful, but there’s nothing special about it,” Yun Jiuge said and shook her head. Even though A’dai was a little stupid, it was already hers. She would have no other bird.
“That’s true. Goddess has good taste,” Yue Ling’er said. She blindly worshipped Yun Jiuge.
If Yun Jiuge had said that flowers were smelly and farts were fragrant, she would also have agreed.
“It’s a must,” Yun Jiuge said with a proud smile. She began to feel like a Goddess again.
“Goddess, you’ve been out the whole day. I’ve prepared the medicinal bath for you, do you want to go now?” Yue Ling’er asked. Every time Yun Jiuge returned home, Yue Ling’er would prepare a medicinal bath to help her recuperate.
The Ling Clan was very good at preparing medicinal baths that were effective at cleansing. It was Yun Jiuge’s favorite.
“There’s no hurry, let me ask you something first. Earlier on, I had a few companions guarding outside — did you see them?” Yun Jiuge asked. She briefly explained about Qiu Sen, Nangong Li and Baili Moyun.
“Are you talking about these three people?” Yue Ling’er waved her finger and the images of Qiu Sen, Nangong Li and Baili Moyun appeared.
“That’s right, it’s them,” Yun Jiuge replied and nodded.
“The three of them brought me the token to enter the Chaotic Secret Realm. After verifying that it was valid, I let them go in,” Yue Ling’er said.
“Wait a minute, what do you mean the token to enter the Chaotic Secret Realm?” Yun Jiuge asked. This was not what she had expected!
“Underneath this Divine Temple, there’s a passage that leads to the Chaotic Secret Realm, and I’m the gatekeeper of it. As long as you’ve a token, you can enter it. I remember that their token was a woman lying in a coffin,” Yue Ling’er said. With a swipe of her finger, she painted the scene at that time.
Qiu Sen, Nangong Li, and Baili Moyun were carrying a blood-red coffin with Nangong Yue lying inside.
Damn it! Yun Jiuge silently cursed. She had not expected that Nangong Yue was used as a token to enter the Secret Realm.
What was worse was that Nangong Li and Baili Moyun might have already known this long ago. Yet, together with Qiu Sen, they lied to her. It made Yun Jiuge really infuriated.
Yun Jiuge vowed that if she met them in the Secret Realm, she would definitely beat them up.
“Goddess, I know that you’ve come to find me to enter the Chaotic Secret Realm, but I won’t let you in,” Yue Ling’er suddenly said.
“Why?” Yun Jiuge asked with a frown.
“Because you’ll definitely die after you enter. You’ve already been reincarnated twice, and if you’re reincarnated again, you’ll become a mortal and suffer the pain of reincarnation,” Yue Ling’er said slowly.
“Ling’er, are you not telling me something that I should know about?” Yun Jiuge asked. Originally Yun Jiuge thought that Yue Ling’er had become a resentful spirit because she was obsessed with her. Now it seemed that there was something else she was hiding.
“That’s right, the reason why I killed myself and turned into a Spiritual Body was to come here and protect you. It was to stop you from dying,” Yue Ling’er said. Yun Jiuge was surprised to hear this.
“Why are you so sure that I’ll die when I enter the Chaotic Secret Realm? Who told you that?” Yun Jiuge asked. Yue Ling’er was not good at divination, and someone else must have been behind this.
“It was Li Wei who told me,” Yue Ling’er replied. This answer was beyond Yun Jiuge’s expectations.
“That’s impossible. Li Wei immediately followed me after I was reincarnated. How could he have gone to find you? You must be lying,” Yun Jiuge insisted resolutely.
“Goddess, whether I’m lying to you doesn’t matter. Now that you’ve lost your Holy Power, you’re no longer the omnipotent goddess,” Yue Ling’er said with pain in her voice. “Goddess, you sacrificed yourself to save the world in your past life. In this life, just live normally, and don’t pay attention to trivial matters, alright?”
“Ling’er, can eggs remain unbroken when its nest is totally ruined?? If the Catastrophe really arrives, I wouldn’t be able to escape too,” Yun Jiuge said. She didn’t want to find a place to hide for the rest of her life. If the Catastrophe came, the entire Canglan Continent would be destroyed, and she would also be dead.
“Goddess, rest assured. Even if the Canglan Continent falls apart, the Divine Temple that I’ve built for you will be fine,” Yue Ling’er said. She lifted her palm and the entire temple immediately turned gray. It was entirely made out of cursing power and devouring power, and was like a strong fortress.
“Even if your Divine Temple is strong, what’s the point if there’s only the two of us?” Yun Jiuge asked. Furthermore, Yue Ling’er was no longer human.
“I knew that you’d say that, so I specially invited your friends to come and accompany you,” Yue Ling’er said with a slight smile. Jun Yichen and Luo Tian appeared in front of Yun Jiuge.
Behind the two of them was Ye Yu. That unlucky guy had been captured shortly after leaving Wu Lan’s Valley.
“You’ve kept their souls, so how are they different from puppets?” Yun Jiuge asked with a frown.
“Goddess, you’ve misunderstood. I saw that the Cultivation Levels of these three were too low to be your friends, so I collected their souls to nourish them. When I put them back, they might be of Golden Core Cultivation Level by then,” Yue Ling’er answered softly.
Yun Jiuge was lost for words. Yue Ling’er was indeed very adept at nourishing souls. She might even potentially nourish them to the Nascent Soul Cultivation Level, going beyond Golden Core Cultivation Level.
“Goddess, the medicinal bath I’ve prepared is almost cold. You should go take a bath now!” Yue Ling’er said, taking Yun Jiuge’s hand and walking across the corridor to the bathroom.
The inside of the bathroom was also carved with white jade. There was a large bathtub that was divided into two layers, just like a small pot enshrouded inside a big pot.
The outermost layer was filled with Spiritual Water and sprinkled with fresh flowers, while the layer in the middle was filled with a milky liquid which was fragrant and full of Spiritual Energy.
“Goddess, previously you were harmed by the Nine Stages of Fractured Bones Poison, and your Meridians got damaged. This medicinal bath can help repair your damaged Meridians and purify your Spiritual Roots. Even though it’s not as good as the Thousand Phoenix Body you had in your past life, at least it can make your bones and roots top-grade,” Yue Ling’er explained as she came over to help Yun Jiuge undress.
“I’ll do it myself,” Yun Jiuge said. Although Yun Jiuge had bathed with Yue Ling’er in the past, their relationship was now different. She was uncomfortable being naked in front of her.
“Goddess, you used to bathe with me last time,” Yue Ling’er sighed sadly.
The white devouring silk and gray cursing silk threads also seemed to be listless.
“As you said, I’ve already been reincarnated twice. Things are different from before,” Yun Jiuge replied with a hardened heart, refusing to give Yue Ling’er any hope.
“I know the person you like most is Zi Shang, and I also know that he’s been following you all this while. I don’t mind that, as long as you’re happy,” Yue Ling’er replied and respectfully bowed to Yun Jiuge. “Go take a bath first, I’ll guard the door. Just tell me if you need anything.” With that, she left.
As soon as the bathroom door was closed, Yun Jiuge immediately called out to Zi Shang, “Quickly, come out!”