The Great Arcanum
Yi Ping said gently to the Goddess Isa, “I am Yi Ping. I am not the one that you have known…”
But the Goddess Isa tapped her fingers gently on his lips before whispering firmly, “I know it is you. Your mark is the mark as before. Your expressive eyes are the same as before. The first time that I have looked upon you, I already have the familiar feeling that it is you…and it is you…”
She paused for a while before whispering softly and her eyes were lit with delight, “You are just a badass. You still such a bad liar, ain’t you?”
Yi Ping smiled bitterly, “What do you mean?”
The Goddess Isa smiled shyly, “Silly! Are you still pretending to be such a fool? If you are not the Dark Chaos Lord, you won’t be able to unseal my Heaven Eyes!”
At this moment Yixian, Youxue, Lele, Lie Qing, Shi Shi, Jing’Er, Yang Min, the Celeste Wind Maiden, the Goddess Aiel and Han Lin had quietly gathered around Yi Ping and the Goddess Isa.
They were not deaf and could hear their whispered conversations!
They were bruised and were hit hard but their eyes were spirited!
The fight with the White Tiger Divine Beast may have only lasted briefly but they had all almost lost their lives!
Yi Ping’s intervention could only be said to be extremely timely!
Lele was the first one to break the silence in their group as she interrupted them with a soft smile, “Ping’Er, you have opened your Heaven Eyes? Just like me! How wonderful!”
She was not blinded and like the other maidens, she had noticed that Yi Ping’s divine state seemed different now. In fact, he looked differently from earlier!
But that was Lele. No powers above seemed to restraint her natural aptitude to approach people!
Moreover that was Yi Ping, her husband!
So why should she fear him even if he seemed differently now?
Yi Ping smiled at Lele, “Yes, it does appear to be so.”
Lele laughed softly, “Can I touch your head?”
Yi Ping smiled gently to her, “Why not?”
Lele laughed softly as she caressed his forehead gently, “Beautiful!”
Yi Ping asked, “Lele, are you well? How are your injuries?”
Lele sighed softly as she looked at the Goddess Isa who was still in Yi Ping’s embrace, “My injuries are inconsequential. However you are holding a stranger now. I am not so glad about it.”
Yi Ping was suddenly flushing while the Goddess Isa gasped shyly as she took a step backward and pretended to arrange her dress!
Youxue was looking at Yi Ping with her mesmerizing eyes as she said softly, “Brother Ping, are you alright?”
Yi Ping smiled gently to her, “Xue’Er, I am alright. Are you alright too?”
Youxue smiled mesmerizing, “Don’t you worry. Am I not standing well and good in front of you now?”
She stole a glance at Yixian and Lie Qing before she said shyly, “You forget that I am protected by the Divine Emerald Skill, the Golden Impervious Body, the Icy Heavenly Tears and the Divine Virtuous Force.”
She laughed softly, “I am more worried about you!”
Yi Ping smiled weakly as he looked fondly at her.
She was actually the first maiden that he had met when he had first wandered the martial fraternity. At that time she had astonished him with her startling martial power and still today, it was still equally startling!
He had always suspected that her true martial strength exceeded even his protégé master the Universal Old Man!
It was because he had heard from the other maidens that Youxue had singlehandedly defeated Ximen Nanqing and his Dominating Aura Skill!
And she had even mastered Ximen Nanqing’s Dominating Force!
Because that she had successfully merged the Icy Heavenly Tears and the Divine Virtuous Force into one, her internal arts became known as the Golden Invincible Skill.
Shi Shi the Stellar Heaven Fairy looked quietly at Xiao Youxue. That day in the garden courtyard she had actually witnessed the duel between Ximen Nanqing and her!
She could not believe her very eyes when she seen seven hovering wisps of spatial energies around her; that was obvious the Invincible Divine Force, a secret divine skill that was known only to Lie Qing the Heavenly Temptress and Dugu Yunzi the new protégé mistress of the Infinity Sword Celestial Clan!
She had kept quiet because Youxue had said to her, “Dear elder sister, please don’t tell anyone what you have seen. I don’t want to let the others know…that I know the Invincible Divine Force…”
Youxue quickly added, “I didn’t steal the intricate formula of the Invincible Divine Force from Lie Qing. The Divine Virtuous Force shares the same origin as the Invincible Divine Force. But through the epitome intricacy formula of the Icy Heavenly Tears, I am able to decipher some of the epitome secret arts of the Invincible Divine Force. It helps that I have mastered the Golden Impervious Body first.”
By a freak encounter in the Astronomic Stellar Formation, Shi Shi was an ancient celestial practitioner now. But the martial level of Yixian the Celestial Fairy, Lie Qing the Heavenly Temptress, Youxue the former Endor Vixen Fairy and even Lele the Joyful Goddess surprised her to no ends!
She had remembered Yixian, Lele and Lie Qing as her former protégé disciples, as Revelation Star, Melody Star and Luminous Star. Again, fate brought them together…
But was it simply too much of a coincidences?
Because of the White Sage?
Or is it because of the Dark Lord of the Chaos Cosmos?
Her thoughts were quickly interrupted by Lie Qing who said aloud, “Ping’Er, they are not the ones who are concern about you!”
Yi Ping muttered, “Qing’Er, you…you have not completely recovered from the last battle and alas, you are injured because of me too…”
Lie Qing smiled softly, “If I am not around, who is going to take care of you? Now that Yunzi is not around, I just have to do doubly hard!”
Lele said softly, “Sister Lie Qing! I am working just as hard too! Look at my bruises!”
She had meant it metaphorically. It was because in her present state of divinity and the opening of her Heaven Eyes to the Lesser Heavens Position, her Celestial Force was greatly augmented.
As her Celestial Force was one of most powerful internal arts and augmented by the opening of her Heaven Eyes to the Lesser Heavens Position, any bruises had already quickly vanished!
Yi Ping and Lie Qing could only smile weakly at Lele as they suppressed the urge to argue with her. It was because they were literally no match for her limitless spirit state!
Lie Qing almost wished she had practiced just as hard with her internal arts whenever she seen how spirited Lele had been!
But then Yixian was also an internal art practitioner but she did not seem to be as expressive as Lele. Or rather, Yixian was more refined and had a higher state of cultivation; her level of mental and spirit state exploded exponential when she was in battle.
It was because in a fight, most martial practitioners would conceal their true state of divinity!
The party that exhausted their state of divinity and gave way to panic, fear or hesitation would lose the fight!
In a fight, no doubt that true skills played an important part but that only represented a third of the winning chance.
Another third depended on the physical and mental conditions of the martial practitioner!