Yet another third depended on the divine state of the martial practitioner which was represented by their fighting spirit, fighting will and confidence!
A good example was Yi Ping who had persisted against stronger opponents through his undying fighting spirit!
Lie Qing giggled before she smiled affectionate at Yi Ping, “Ping’Er, you have become so strong now. You have driven away that divine beast! I think you are stronger than me now?”
But before Yi Ping could reply her, Lie Qing had fallen into his embrace!
She closed her eyes sleepily as she muttered, “That…is really a tough fight just now…”
Yi Ping nodded gently as he caressed her back gently, “That is right…”
Lie Qing had tanked for him despite her injuries earlier…
Yixian had also walked quietly beside Yi Ping as she said gently, “Ping’Er, are you well? Do you feel any discomfort?”
Yi Ping was touched as he muttered, “Xian’Er, I am well. Are you good?”
Yixian smiled gently as her heavenly eyes beamed, “I am well too.”
Yi Ping turned to ask the other maidens, “Lingfeng, Shi Shi, Han Lin, and Xiao Qiao, are you well? Are the rest of you well?”
The Goddess Aiel, Jing’Er and Yang Min were secretly disappointed that Yi Ping did not mention their names while Han Lin and Xiao Qiao the Celeste Wind Maiden were secretly pleased!
Lingfeng said tenderly, “Don’t worry, we have all pull through this time. I hope that we can exercise extra caution in the future. Alright?”
Yi Ping had a sudden smile, “Lingfeng, you are so caring now. I almost cannot believe that it is you.”
The eyes of Lingfeng was extremely alluring and she expressed her irritation with a suddenly flicker of her expressive eyes, “Is this the way you are supposed to talk to your grand protégé mistress?”
Yi Ping muttered softly, “The Lingfeng that I know is always bullying me while the grand protégé mistress that I have known is always avoiding me…”
Lingfeng was suddenly startled as she looked queerly at him, “That isn’t the Yi Ping that I know. How do you know I am always avoiding you?”
Yi Ping was stumbled for words when the Universal Old Man laughed, “I must have told him somehow. My Heaveness, I have almost broken both my arms earlier. You should show a little concern for me.”
Lingfeng said none too amusingly, “You can still joke now so that only means you are still well. So why should I waste my concern for you? After all…”
She smiled at Yi Ping, “He is my husband now!”
Yi Ping was flushing now!
Youxue laughed mesmerizing, “That is right. He is our husband now…”
Yi Ping had a sudden nosebleed when he looked at Youxue; he had suddenly recalled the scene when he was all alone with her in their previous incarnations. At that time when he was the White Sage, he was locked up together with the Endor Vixen Fairy (Youxue)…
He ended up looking at her enticing eyes…
Youxue was amused, “What happens? You are thinking of something dirty?”
She emphasized her tone coldly, “You must be for sure.”
Lingfeng chipped in, “Obviously he is. What else do you think?”
Yi Ping began to stammer for words, “I…I…”
Cornered by two of the most quick cognitive brilliant minded maidens in the entire fraternity, Yi Ping was at a loss of words.
It was because he had to think doubly hard of choosing the correct choice of words before he could reply them!
Yixian said gently, “Youxue, Lingfeng. Give Ping’Er a break. We should decide quickly on our next course of action. Don’t you think so?”
Her words may be gentle but she seemed to have a mysterious hold on everyone.
Although Yixian’s light blue ravishing hair had reverted to raven black but the blue insignia on her forehead remained and it seemed to have a mysterious fixation on everyone!
It was only then that the Goddess Isa and the Goddess Aiel had taken notice of the blue insignia of her Heaven Eyes!
The Goddess Aiel gasped aloud, “The Goddess Ishtar!”
The Goddess Isa was immediately startled!
Even she had suspected that the Celestial Fairy was an immortal practitioners but that was only a guess.
But now that the Goddess Aiel had mentioned it, she was startled that the Goddess Ishtar was not only an immortal practitioner but also one of the immortal practitioners of the Goddess Theocracy!
The Goddess Aiel and the Goddess Ishtar were extremely close. When the Goddess Ishtar had transgressed the sacred laws of the Goddess Theocracy and was punished to be voided out of the Three Realms, she had given her most precious artefact, the Heavenly Tears Divine Sword to the Goddess Aiel.
That was how the Goddess Aiel came to be known as Goddess Aiel the Heavenly Tears.
The Goddess Isa immediately mused, “So even the Goddess Ishtar is also back. It seems that the days of the Goddess Theocracy are now numbered!”
The Goddess Aiel was trembling as she held Yixian’s hands gently, “We have much to talk. Your mortal body may have perished but your immortal soul is eternal. I have often wondered when I will be able to see you again…Ishtar…”
Yixian was startled but she quickly put forth a gentle smile, “I am not the Ishtar that you know. You are not the Sister Yichi that I know too. Destiny must be playing a prank upon us. But I do hope that we can have the destiny to become good sisters.”
The Goddess Aiel clapped her hands jovially, “Wonderful!”
Yi Ping did not know why too but the scene moved him immensely!
The Goddess Aiel was smiling and her smiles were so expressive that it seemed too surreal.
It was like he was in a dream…
The Goddess Isa said quietly, “I have a presumptuous request. Join me. Aiel, join us please…”
The Goddess Aiel asked curiously, “Us? Who else is with you?”
The Goddess Isa pointed at Yi Ping, “Who else?”
Yi Ping quickly said, “Isa, let’s give up…”
The Goddess Aiel was also saying, “Isa, you can’t win against the Goddess Theocracy. You can’t win against…”
The Goddess Isa interrupted coldly, “I can’t win against the Goddess Celestial Alice just like I can’t win against her in the past? Is that what you mean to say?”
The Goddess Aiel nodded gently, “Even if you join hands with the Goddess Ishtar, it is still impossible…”
The Goddess Isa replied coldly, “The Astronomic Stellar Formation is no more. The Goddess Celestial Alice is no more. Now that I have rekindled my immortal state, we can destroy the Goddess Theocracy completely.”
She asked coldly as she looked at the Goddess Isa, Han Lin and Yixian, “You are not joining my cause? Han Lin and you? And the Celestial Fairy?”
Han Lin smiled weakly, “Can I even be considered as a true immortal practitioner? Your noble cause is too lofty for my sights.”
The Goddess Aiel smiled weakly, “Even though I was banished for transgression in the past, I am very much part of the Goddess Theocracy. The Goddess Ishtar and Goddess Astarte were voided out of the Three Realms completely for their transgression. I don’t want it to happen to me…”
The Goddess Isa hummed coldly, “It all depends on who is the current Eternal Goddess now that the Goddess Celestial Alice isn’t around anymore.”
The Goddess Aiel replied quietly, “The Holy Goddess Asura of the Seventh Heavens gives the heavenly edicts on behalf of the Goddess Theocracy now. But her few edicts were few in between. These immortal practitioners can’t be bothered with the practitioners that are in the First Heavens of the Celestial Realm and that include the ex-immortal practitioners that have been ex-communicated.”