The Goddess Isa smirked coldly, “With a man around, it won’t be convenient at all.”
The Universal Old man smiled weakly, “That is true…”
Everyone was looking uneasy. It was obvious that they were all reluctant to part ways!
To Yi Ping, he was actually reluctant to part with the Sagess Ai. It was because he had yet to repay her for saving Yixian’s life. If they were not able to meet again then he could never be able to repay her the debt of gratuitous that he had owed her!
But instead Yi Ping sighed softly as he looked at the Sagess Ai, “Yes, it is almost time. You ought to be careful…I will repay your kindness in my next life if I am not able to do so in this lifetime…”
He had no right to stop her from leaving…
Moreover this was their designed gate and not his!
All of a sudden the Goddess Isa had given Yi Ping a tight slap and startling everyone!
It was so sudden that Yi Ping was completely taken by surprise even though he had heard the windforce!
But the real reason why Yi Ping was completely taken by surprise was because the Goddess Isa had no malevolent intention and also because he was too unfocused!
She had burst into tears all of a sudden!
She was kicking and hammering Yi Ping with her fists as she said tearfully, “You! Why this talk about the next life again?! If you want to repay her kindness, can you do it in this lifetime instead?”
Yi Ping was stunned as he muttered, “But…”
Lie Qing was looking at Youxue and Lele…
Why was the Goddess Isa so emotional?
Even Lingfeng was startled by her as she thought, “What is going on? This Goddess Isa doesn’t seem to be the type that can be this emotional especially for someone with her attainment…”
The Sagess Ai sighed softly as she thought melancholy, “Isa, after so many years have passed…you still cannot let it go? You are not the one that that the Dark Lord loves but rather it is the…”
Yixian was saying gently to the Goddess Isa, “Is something wrong?”
The Goddess Isa quickly wiped away her tears as she turned around. But she continued to tremble emotionally with soft sniffing, “Nothing…nothing…nothing!”
Yi Ping was completely at a loss as he muttered weakly, “I…am…sorry…”
The Goddess Isa cried out with her back facing him, “You did nothing wrong. Take care and don’t die!”
It was Lie Qing!
Everyone was startled and looked at her curiously!
Lie Qing laughed softly, “Actually, why don’t we go as a group into this wicked looking gate together?”
Yi Ping protested weakly, “But the divine lot…”
Lie Qing laughed jovially as she looked at everyone, “Don’t you all get it by now? The divine lots, the designated gates and the groupings do not matter at all!”
Yang Min and Youxue had a sudden realized as they said at the same time, “That is right!”
Lie Qing had just reminded them of something!
Lingfeng clapped her hands, “Why didn’t I think of it earlier?”
Yi Ping was bewildered, “What do you mean?”
The Sagess Ai said, “Then shall we have Maiden Lie Qing to explain to us?”
Lie Qing laughed softly before she said, “Suppose we leave to find our designed gate but could not find it? You must know it may be hanging in the air or even buried by the rocks. Then won’t we be forced to find another gate? If we have to find another gate then why not pick this gate in the first place?”
She smiled before adding, “Do you think that the Lord Supreme is expecting everyone to follow strictly accordingly to the divine lots and sit on the fence? Probably even as we speak, dozens of celestial clans that have abstained from the divine lot are all rushing or are already inside the Stellar Sanctuary!”
Indeed more than a hundred celestial clans had suddenly taken leave all of a sudden by giving all kinds of excuses!
The most common excuse was that they were all either escorting the allied clans or scouting for the sight of the Celestial Aiel Sect and the Martial Deviant Clan that were nearby!
Youxue added coldly, “We should have all thought of this earlier. The divine lots are but a convenient excuse for everyone to know where their enemies are going and hence avoid them. In this way, it will minimize the internal conflicts.”
Lie Qing nodded, “In fact many of the celestial practitioners have been deliberately giving secret hand gestures and expressions while in the Golden Ascension Hall. If they are not planning to go secretly into the Stellar Sanctuary, there won’t be so many that are abstaining. What is fishy is that after the divine lot has been drawn, there are ten more clans that have suddenly decided not to go to the Stellar Sanctuary.”
Lie Qing had been secretly observing everyone. Even though they had been very subtle but they could not fool her eyes!
Few were her match in the arts of subversion!
Lie Qing looked at everyone keenly, “Therefore I propose that we merge our group and simply enter the Stellar Sanctuary together. What do you all have to say about this?”
Lingfeng looked at the Sagess Ai and the Sagess Ai was looking at Lingfeng…
Finally the Sagess Ai said, “If the Heaveness wants to follow us, I don’t mind but I have to be the leader of the combined group.”
Lingfeng smiled alluring and all of a sudden she said coldly, “Fat hope!”
The Universal Old Man quickly went between the two of them as he said panicky, “At this rate we will never progress at all. Why don’t we appoint Ping’Er as temporary leader?”
The Sagess Ai and Lingfeng said at the same time, “That is fine…”
They quickly kept quiet as they looked at the rest.
The Celeste Wind Maiden said nonchalantly, “I don’t mind at all.”
Han Lin had quickly grabbed Yi Ping, “I don’t mind too!”
Lele yawned, “I am too lazy to walk up and down in a random direction just to look for a silly entrance.”
The Universal Old Man laughed jovially as he patted Yi Ping, “So let’s decide it. It will be the first time that the Sagess Ai and the Heaveness have joined hands. I can imagine the odes in the future when others speak of this moment!”
But Yi Ping was looking at the Goddess Isa instead as he said quietly, “I am sorry…for causing you to be so upset. But…”
All of a sudden he knocked his fists into a tree with a loud cracking impact, “But…I really want to know more. I don’t want anyone to be hurt because of me. I don’t want anyone that I cherish and love to fight with each other. So please, let me know what I should know!”
The Goddess Isa turned around slowly, “You really want to know?”
Yi Ping was trembling even as he nodded, “Yes, I do! So please tell me!”
The Goddess Isa said coldly, “What past is the past. The memories of the past are no more…”
Yi Ping shook his head, “The Emptiness Translucence! If I can attain the Great Emptiness Translucence and open my Heaven Eyes then I may still have some fragments of the distant memories. Whatever little I can remember, whatever little is good…”
The Goddess Isa smirked coldly, “It is impossible…”