Lele was sobbing as she collapsed in the corner of the dark passage, “I don’t want to be immortal. Why it has to be me?”
“You really have no idea how lucky you are.”
Lele looked up and saw an angelic maiden standing next to her; it was Shen Xingyue!
Her footings were extremely light. Among the celestial practitioners, her stealth had almost no equal!
Shen Xingyue sighed softly as she sat down next to her, “Lele, we have known for some time now right?”
Lele nodded, unsure what she was trying to tell her.
Shen Xingyue smiled, “But we have never confided in each other. I am scared.”
This time it was Lele’s turn to be startled.
She asked, “You will be scared? I don’t believe it.”
Shen Xingyue nodded melancholy, “I am really afraid. I am afraid of death…”
She had grown even more melancholy, “…I am afraid that I will never see Yi Ping again.”
Lele looked up and stared blankly at her. It was because it had touched her nerve; she shared the same fear as Shen Xingyue too!
Shen Xingyue hummed coldly to herself, “You must know that Yi Ping’s present attainment may appear to be on par with me but in fact, he is progressing at a much faster pace than I can possibly catch up. After all, I have to start at the Intricacy Focus while Yi Ping starts off at the Primordial Core. Perhaps in no time, he may even be an immortal practitioner or like Alice is saying, he may be the next Great God.”
She turned around with her eyes beaming with tears, “What if I cannot overcome my heavenly tribulation? Then I will be separated from Yi Ping. I don’t want that to happen. For one thousand five hundred years, from mortal to celestial practitioner…I have already lost him once. I don’t believe in reincarnation. I don’t believe that I can be like you, like Yixian and like Lie Qing, after a thousand years, you can still be reunited with him…”
Lele was startled that the usual aloof Shen Xingyue would be weeping in front of her!
Shen Xingyue wept melancholy, “If I perish and even if reincarnation exists, how long must I cultivate again in order to be in the same place as Yi Ping again? If that happens, will Yi Ping still be able to recognize me after thousands of years have passed?”
She raised her angelic voice as she wept, “That is why I am determined to be an immortal practitioner, to break away from the limitations of life and death!”
Lele was trembling as she listened.
Shen Xingyue flashed a tearful look to Lele, “You didn’t realize how lucky you are? All you have to do is to wait patiently for Yi Ping. You won’t have to wait too long. But for the majority of us, the waiting will be extremely long!”
Lele smiled weakly as she raised her trembling hands to grasp Shen Xingyue, “Sister Xingyue, don’t be too upset. I know that you are trying to comfort me. I know now that I am wrong. I will pull myself up so don’t you worry, alright?”
Shen Xingyue smiled weakly as she wiped her tears, “Bold words. I am not comforting you…”
Lele smiled, “Whatever!”
At this moment they had heard footsteps approaching and saw that it was Yi Ping, Lie Qing, Ye Yin, Yu’Er and Mei’Er!