A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 49

The Cosmos Water Formation

Yi Ping was cursing himself silently, “I am such an idiot to trust this Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked coldly at Yi Ping, “So you want to kill me now, don’t you? Well, this is your chance!”

Youxue panicky called out to both of them, “No, wait!”

All the others had already grouped around the three of them and they were indignant by the ruse that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa had pulled off in front of their eyes!

The Goddess Isa said coldly, “Yi Ping, since she wants a fight then we will give it to her!”

Ye Yin smiled coldly, “So be it! I am not one that will shy away from a fight!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa hummed coldly, “I will rip your body apart…”

All of a sudden Yi Ping lowered his swords and said gently, “Let’s go.”

The Universal Old Man and many of the group were startled, “Let’s go?”

Even the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa appeared to be startled, “You are afraid?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he looked at Youxue who was nodding at him, “I am such an idiot to fall into your ruse…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa nodded nonchalantly, “Indeed. It is already too late now…”

Yi Ping continued, “I almost fall into your ruse to fight with you. Even though I do not know your true intention and why you are provoking me to fight with you. But I refuse to be provoked by you…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa shuddered slightly as she stared coldly at him, “So you are afraid…”

Yi Ping replied gently, “You have expended such a great deal of your vital internal strength to advance Youxue’s attainment. Alas…instead of thanking you, I want to pick a fight with you and have even incited everyone against you. At your current state, you may not be able to win against me let alone against so many of us. You are courting against your own death!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was expressionless as she appraised Yi Ping quietly before she quickly said, “That is only your wishful thinking and I may not lose. And moreover, you are forgetting that I have the aid of the Desolate Cauldron Goddess to help me…”

Yi Ping smiled gently before he turned around to look up to the heavens, “I have absolute trust in Youxue. She won’t help you. Even if she is tainted with your Great Desolate Force, she is still the Youxue of my heart. She will not betray me and I will not betray her. Maybe that is something that you may not understand but one day you will be able to.”

Youxue smiled delightfully as she looked at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “You have underestimate Yi Ping and you have overestimated yourself. You have also belittled me. While I am grateful to you but I won’t help you!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was shivering lightly as she looked at Yi Ping’s back. Instead of rage, she seemed to be affected by his tranquil aura as she hummed coldly. “You are different…”

She quickly flashed a look at everyone, “So what are you all waiting for? Aren’t we supposed to storm this Cosmos Water Formation?”

Yi Ping turned around as he gave her a surprise look, astonished of her sudden change but he quickly added. “Let’s us go then…”

He had already sheathed his swords as he took bold strides forward!

Lingfeng pursed her lips as she looked at Yi Ping. She seemed to feel a heavy weight in his heart…

She was not the only maiden that had felt the same as Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Ye Yin, Shen Xingyue, Yunzi, Xingyue, Aiel, Alice and the others could feel the same too but he was not sharing it with them!

Alice lowered her glance as she said, “What are we waiting for? Let’s hurry!” 

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa had already flashed rapidly in front as she grabbed the startled Youxue, “Don’t be afraid. If we want to sweep the Cosmos Water Formation aside then we have to do it together…”

Barely had she said that, there was a trembling earthquake in the gorge and everyone could hear the rushing sound of waters that were rumbling from afar!

Youxue was startled, “The Cosmos Water Formation is starting?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa nodded, “If you do as I say then there is nothing for you to be afraid.”

Yi Ping panicky shouted as he flashed to them, “Xue’Er, be careful!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa raised her foot to hit the ground, bursting the ground beneath her as she raised her hands to send flying pebbles toward Yi Ping who evaded it easily, “Stay away! You are useless here!”

Youxue turned around to say, “Brother Ping! Don’t worry!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he hastily stepped back.

The Heaveness Lingfeng said to him as he stepped back, “So you are thinking of joining them for a swim?”

Yi Ping smiled bitterly as he rubbed his nose, “You never know…”

Lingfeng teased him, “Great God Pangu…”

Yi Ping smiled gently, “Heaveness Lingfeng…”

Lingfeng laughed softly, “Illiterate Great God Pangu…”

Yi Ping smiled, “The sentimental Heaveness…” 

Lingfeng gave him a gentle look as they exchanged secret loving glances with each other…

As they were the only ones in front at this moment, none of the group noticed their secret glances as they exchanged their secret admiration for each other through their Great Translucence Emptiness…

Yi Ping immediately remembered his first kiss with Lingfeng and secretly smiled.

Lingfeng gave him a wry smile as she began to flush and kicked him gently again!

Yi Ping remembered when he had first met Lingfeng, he was really scared of her but after they had fled the Honor Manor together, he began to cherish all her little actions. In fact, he was really heartbroken when she had taken the initiative to sacrifice herself to lure their pursuers away. So when he had met her again, he was really delighted!

Others may not know why Lingfeng enjoyed throwing pebbles or kicking him. They may not even know that Yi Ping was also enjoying it!

It was because this was their own ways of secretly reminiscing their lost times together without evoking the jealousy of the others!

But of course not all the maidens were fooled by them!

Yi Si took a quick glance at Lele and thought, “Mother isn’t jealous?”

She had noticed that her mother was quietly stroking her braided hair and was tapping her fingers on her scythe, more concerned about what was going to happen than what was going on between her father and Lingfeng!

Yu’Er smiled gently to Yi Si when she had noticed her expressions, “One day you will be able to understand us. One day you will be able to understand how arduous it is for us to be together. This goes beyond mere possessions and relationships…”

Yi Si was startled when Yu’Er had suddenly talked to her.

At the same time Mei’Er had tugged her gently, “You must be thinking that we are so young and why must all of us be in this sticky relationship?”

Yi Si nodded for this was something that she could not understand!

Mei’Er laughed softly, “Tell you something. Do you know that we are around the same age as you?”

Yi Si was startled and was staring at Mei’Er…

Yu’Er laughed softly, “It is the truth. We are young not because of our cultivation attainment. We are only in our early twenties!”

Yi Si stared at Yu’Er and Mei’Er in disbelief! 

Yu’Er laughed softly, “And that Sister Youxue is the same age as you as well!”

Yi Si quickly recovered from her surprise and she was soon smiling, “My father is so lucky! I am so lucky!”

Lele looked back and winked at her while Lie Qing was also smiling!

Yi Si felt electrified by their amicable atmosphere and because of that, she had unknowingly advanced in her Exuberant Divine Skill! 

She thought as her eyes watered, “They are all able to get along so well together and are selfless…”

It was because for the last couple of days, all these maidens including the normally cold Goddess Celestial Alice and the haughty Goddess Isa had taught her many martial intricate formulas selflessly and were all really nice to her…

All of a sudden everyone could see a torrential of rushing water that were rushing through from both sides of the gorge!

Yi Ping was stunned; the force of the torrential waters was as tall as the gorge and the force was enough to sweep aside even a city wall!

He began to fear for the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Youxue!

Lingfeng whispered, “They will be alright…” Even though she was saying so but her very eyes were anxious!

All of a sudden they could see that Youxue had thrust her ancient immortal sword into the ground in a golden brilliant of light and at the same time, the vicinity around them were exploded by their sudden display of Great Desolate Force!

Yi Ping was gasping as he witnessed their Great Desolate Force splitting the ground beneath them as lava and ice burst out of the ground!

Immediately there were clouds of vapors that were around the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Youxue as the torrential waters struck the lava and ice. Some of the waters had also disappeared into the holes of the ground that sketched half a mile all around them!

Even though Yi Ping and his group were standing more than two miles away but they could feel the terrifying power of the torrential waters that were shaking the entire gorge!

Yi Ping had broken into a cold sweat; prior to this, he had not imagined that this Cosmos Water Formation would be so terrifying. If he was the one standing in front, he would surely be swept away by the towering torrential waters and would be killed instantly if he got slammed to the sides of the gorge!

But barely had the torrential waters slammed around the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Youxue, it began to subside and the waters had trickled around the gorge, turning the entire vicinity into a stream.

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Youxue immediately collapsed onto the watery ground with exhaustion!

Yi Ping had immediately flashed to Youxue and had lifted her up, “Youxue! Are…you alright?”

Youxue opened her eyes and smiled weakly, “I am…alright!”

Yi Ping smiled warmly, “Good, good…”

Youxue cuddled to him tightly and warmly as she trembled, “Ping’Er, I am an immortal now. I have never dreamed of it. Does it mean that we have to separate once we have left the Stellar Sanctuary? I…don’t want to…I want to be with you…”

Yi Ping heaved a soft sigh, “No, we won’t be separated. But even if we do, it will only be temporary. I will find a way to the Immortal Realm to look for you one day. There are still Alice, Isa, Xiang, Aiel, Asura, Skylord Jun and even Lele. So you won’t be alone. I will find you then we will be together again…”

Youxue shivered as she muttered, “That is good. I hope it won’t be too long…”

Yi Ping nodded and held her even tighter. 

They failed to notice that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was still lying on the ground and was staring at them with a burning envy!

All of a sudden she was startled when Yi Ping had suddenly turned around as he exercised his martial force lightly to dissipate the waters around her and drying her clothes. He grabbed her hand to lift her up as he asked gently, “Are you alright?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa lowered her gaze as she said quietly, “I am alright…”

At the same time they were quickly surrounded by the rest of the group as they crowded around them excitedly, “We have broken through the Cosmos Water Formation!”

The Universal Old Man laughed, “Now we are on the way to the next level. I want to get out of this level quickly even though I am still curious in exploring this level for its secrets but this level is simply too mysterious.”

Yunzi smiled to Youxue, “Sister, well done!”

The Lord Supreme was laughing too, “It is lucky that we have Maiden Youxue and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa here or else we have to find another passage through. Good, good!”

The Immortal Saint of Swords on the other hand was looking anxious and the Skylord Jun asked, “What is wrong?”

The Immortal Saint of Swords muttered, “Somehow I just have an ominous feeling about this. I can’t explain it but I have been in dangers too many times and experienced through countless celestial formations…this gives me the exact feeling…”

The Universal Old Man laughed, “You are thinking too much. We are perfectly safe now…”

But no sooner had he said that, the steep cliffs around them were zapping with golden brilliant lights, much like a gigantic net! 

This startled everyone!

Alice, the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, Isa and Asura were the first to turn ashen as they all said together, “Oh no!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa lifted her fingers to do a quick calculation, “Be careful! That Cosmos Water Formation is not the main formation. This is actually a formation within a formation!”

Yi Ping was startled, “Another formation…”

The Goddess Celestial Alice quickly gasped, “Everyone be careful! This is the Ten Thousand Celestials Formation! We have fallen into a trap!…”

No sooner had she said that, she had disappeared in a brilliant burst of light!

The Goddess of Mercy Xiang panicky said, “This is one of the deadliest celestial formations in the entire Three Known Realms. Not even a Desolate Power can escape from it…”

Yi Ping was startled that brilliant bursts of light had begun to flash all around and was taking everyone away and soon he too was surrounded by the same brilliant flash of light!

All he could hear was the divine echo of the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa warning everyone, “This Ten Thousand Celestials Formation is a deadly celestial formation that can kill even the immortals. We will be teleported to different locations of this formation…”