The Green Dragon Sacred Sword
Yi Ping took a deep breath at the sight of the imposing marble columns of the Heaven’s Gate. Even though the entire mountains were shaking violently, the Heaven’s Gate did not seem to be affected by it as it stood serenely in the midst of the mayhem from the heavens and the earth.
This was the second time that Yi Ping had approached the Heaven’s Gate and he was still in awe of the imposing white columns that lined the mountain sides. And beyond the Heaven’s Gate was the stairs of heavens that led to the peak of the majestic Unmoving Mountains where the Holy Ascension Sect was situated!
Han Lin winked at Yi Ping as she asked, “So we are finally here!”
Yi Ping replied, “Yes but getting past it may be a problem.”
He looked awkwardly at the Celestial Mistress, Han Lin, Yang Min, Jing’Er, Xiao Qian and the Goddess Isa before he turned to look at Yixian, Lele, Lie Qing, Shi Shi, Yunzi and Youxue hoping that they could help him out but they were surprising quiet!
These twelve maidens were all looking affectionately at him and their eyes were full of tenderness!
This was not exactly what Yi Ping had been expecting for this journey after he had reluctantly agreed to take the Celestial Mistress and her entourage to the Holy Ascension Sect. He was expecting a noisy bout to break out anytime given the combative nature of both Lele and Youxue!
But to his utter surprise, Lele and Han Lin seemed to get along extremely well and they were actually very chatty along the way!
And the Celestial Mistress, Jing’Er, Shi Shi, Yang Mi, Yixian, Lie Qing and Lele seemed to get along extremely well!
They seemed to have many things to share and were even exchanging martial pointers on the sly. Even Youxue and Yunzi could not resist the temptation to participate in their martial pointers exchange!
Only the Goddess Isa and the Celeste Wind Maiden remained aloof along the way.
Yi Ping began to recall the events that had brought all these maidens to the Heaven’s Gate of the Holy Ascension Gate…
Yang Min had said shyly to him, “I can’t return to the Martial Deviant Clan anymore and I am all alone now. Can I join Shi Shi and you?”
The Goddess Isa said quietly, “I have promised to help Aiel in the Stellar Sanctuary and I have yet to repay her for saving my life.”
Xiao Qian the Celeste Wind Maiden said to him, “It is the duty of the Celestial Priestess to protect our Celestial Mistress.”
Han Lin said wryly, “There are many lecherous men around, you must know. She doesn’t even know how to protect herself.”
Jing’Er asked quietly, “Can I join as well?”
The Celestial Mistress replied unhappily, “Then who will take care of my sect if all my important sect leaders decide to go to the tiger den? You must know that I am not going there to play.”
The Celeste Wind Maiden said coldly to the Celestial Mistress, “Oh really? Then why are you going there for?”
The Celestial Mistress replied exasperatedly, “Qian’Er! You! Who just help you to become a golden practitioner?”
The Celeste Wind Maiden replied coldly, “That is another matter. I will repay you by protecting you.”
Han Lin had already issued several commands to the protégés of the Aiel Sect, “Wait here. If the other clans want to enter the Stellar Sanctuary, do not stop them from doing so. However, I want all of you to wait patiently for us for at least three months. If there is no news from us in three months’ time, go back to the Celestial Aiel Sect.”
The Celestial Mistress protested weakly, “Now who is the Celestial Mistress of the Celestial Aiel sect? How dare you make such callous decisions without first consulting me? Who says you can come with me?”