A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 52

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The Blue Aura Divine Pill

Lie Qing, Lingfeng and Xingyue were all muttering excitingly, “Sister Xian’Er! Sister Xian’Er!”

Yi Ping pulled Yixian out of the pool as he shouted, “Xian’Er!” 

All of a sudden he had turned ashen immediately!

Lingfeng noticed it immediately and asked, “What happening?”

Yi Ping said panicky, “She has no pulse and her body is cold…”

Lingfeng too was startled and had turned ashen after she had examined Yixian. She muttered, “She has no pulse…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa hummed coldly, “Of course she has no pulse. She isn’t really here. You have forcefully pulled her from where she is and unless you can anchor her to this reality, she will soon return to where she is.”

Yi Ping was startled and had no idea what she was saying but he quickly asked her panicky, “Do you have a way to make her stay with us?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked at Yi Ping’s pleading eyes before she sighed softly, “Why are you asking me? You really think that I know everything? I don’t even know how you manage to pull her to this reality.”

She looked at the Fantian Sovereign Sword while muttering, “So the sanctorum power of the Fantian Sovereign Sword is the Linking Spirits. No wonder…”

Yi Ping was clenching his fists, “Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, I am begging you. If you know a way, please help us. I will do anything that you ask.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa asked, “Even the Fantian Sovereign Sword?”

Lie Qing immediately interrupted, “You are so ungrateful. Yi Ping has just given you the Blue Aura Divine Pill and yet you want his Fantian Sovereign Sword!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa ignored her as she hummed coldly, “So are you giving me your divine sword willingly or not?”

Yi Ping replied gently as he thrust the Fantian Sovereign Sword into the ground, “If this is what you want then you can have it.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa hummed coldly, “You are indeed generous.”

Yi Ping was trembling as he pleaded, “Please…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa sighed softly as she said tapped the Fantian Sovereign Sword lightly and instantly a ringing echo reverberated, “It seems that your sword has just rejected me. So you can have your sword back…”

Yi Ping was startled, “Then you are not helping anymore…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said quietly, “I didn’t say I am not helping you.”

Yi Ping heaved a soft sign of relief…

All of a sudden the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked melancholy at him, startling him before she held up the Blue Aura Divine Pill. “She has been pulled into this spatial space by you but no amount of will can sustain her in this spatial space because it is not real. Only this Blue Aura Divine Pill is able to change reality.”

Yi Ping and everyone were all looking at the Blue Aura Divine Pill as they all thought, “So that is why she wants this pill?”

Yi Ping was about to open his mouth to say something when the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed melancholy all of a sudden, “I am so close. Am I foolish or not? Do you know that if I consume this Blue Aura Divine Pill then I am able to stay in this reality forever! This is my only chance to anchor myself here, to cling to life. Do you understand how important this pill is to me?”

Lingfeng gasped, “You mean with this immortal pill, you can stay in this realm permanent?”

Xingyue asked curiously, “I still don’t get it.”

Lingfeng said quietly, “In the past when we descend to the lower realm, we have to pay a heavy price for a temporary stay. Likewise, all the immortals including the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa have to pay a heavy price to descend to the Celestial Realm and their stay can only be temporary.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said quietly, “You are right. This Blue Aura Divine Pill has the potency to allow me to choose a realm of my liking and to anchor myself there. No matter what realm it is, I will be the most supreme. Don’t you think so, Great Goddess Heaveness?”

Lingfeng was startled, “What did you say?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled coldly, “One day, you will understand your own destiny.”

Lingfeng answered, “Maybe. So you will give us the Blue Aura Divine Pill?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa handed the Blue Aura Divine Pill to Yi Ping with her trembling fingers, “It may work or it may not work. So don’t blame me for anything.”

Yi Ping was trembling as he stared at the Blue Aura Divine Pill, “Why should I blame you. I don’t even know how to thank you enough. I will surely repay you in the future, I promise!”

He quickly took the Blue Aura Divine Pill and was about to pop it into Yixian’s mouth when the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said all of a sudden, “Wait!”

Yi Ping was startled, “Yes?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked melancholy at Yi Ping, “You are supposed to take this Blue Aura Divine Pill. Not her.”

Everyone was stunned!

Lie Qing was also assuming that the Blue Aura Divine Pill was supposed to be given to Yixian so she asked, “Why so?”

Yi Ping was also looking at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa with a stunned expression, unsure what to do next!

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said coolly to Yi Ping, “Somehow you have pulled the Great Goddess Fantian from her reality to our reality through via the pool here with your sheer will and the sanctorum power of your divine sword. It is indeed a miracle. However, it is still a beautiful illusion and not real. But if can enforce your will with the Blue Aura Divine Pill then this can be a reality.”

Yi Ping nodded and was about to swallow the Blue Aura Divine Pill when the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa interrupted, “You are sure? Even if it has a consequence?”

He was startled and replied, “I am definitely sure.”

Lie Qing immediately asked anxiously as she was worried for Yi Ping, “What consequence? Why don’t you share it with us first?”

The Great Goddess Desolate Nuwa smiled weakly, “After taking the Blue Aura Divine Pill, he won’t be himself anymore. Maybe he will no longer remember any of you.”

She shot a glance at Yi Ping, Xingyue, Lingfeng and Lie Qing, “I am serious.”

Shen Xingyue gasped, “Ping’Er will no longer remember any of us…”

The Great Goddess Desolate Nuwa said, “This Blue Aura Divine Pill is so potent that it is able to blur the lines between reality and the surreal. If he takes the Blue Aura Divine Pill then there is a good chance that he can’t remember any of you. So do you still want to take it?”

Yi Ping was trembling as he looked at Lingfeng, Lie Qing and Xingyue while still holding Yixian, “I will never forget any one of you. Knowing all of you is the best thing that can happen to me ever. I…alas! Lingfeng, Qing’Er, Xing’Er…please forgive me. Maybe I may even forget about Xian’Er but I have to get her back to us. I cannot leave her in that place alone…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa hummed coldly, “Maybe she is safer there than here. Or maybe you will lose yourself and also fail to make this surreal illusion a reality. No one knows. So it is a really a gambit…”

She gasped because Yi Ping had suddenly swallowed the pill as he said quietly while stroking Yixian’s face, “Please forgive me everyone. Xian’Er, maybe I cannot remember you when you have awakened but I have no regrets and I know my soul is content…”

Xingyue, Lie Qing and Lingfeng were beaming with tears and even the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was muttering, “I have never known that love can be everlasting…but is it worth it? It is worth it?”

Yi Ping bellowed aloud, “Xian’Er!” As he released all his martial strength in his shout!

His shout was so earthshaking and so heart-wrenching that everyone could feel his pain in their hearts!

Xingyue was embracing Yi Ping all of a sudden as she cried out tearfully