Lele looked at Asura, “I am so envy that you got to go to the Mortal Realm for a visit.”
Asura protested softly, “That is because I have important matter to settle there…”
But Lele was not paying attention as she had flashed next to Yi Ping in the next instant, “Ping’Er, just now when you are in the Celestial Realm, did you see our little girl Yi Si?”
Yi Ping shook his head as he smiled, “She is probably training very hard to be with us. Moreover, no one knows in advance that we will be descending to the Celestial Realm, not even Isa.”
Lele maintained her smiles as she exclaimed coolly, “If she sees you then it may affect her cultivation. She needs to keep her emotions in check to attain speedily. So shall it be then!”
Yi Ping nodded as he patted Lele on her shoulder, “Yes, it is for the best.”
As he said that, it seemed that the entire Immortal Realm seemed to be shaking tremendously as lightning began to flash in all directions!
Yunzi and Han Lin were startled as a dark gloomy dome began to descend from above as it parted the heavens above!
They were even more startled that it was the Stellar Sanctuary!
Unlike the malevolent Stellar Sanctuary that had appeared in the Celestial Realm, this Stellar Sanctuary looked benevolent and had a red outline in the middle that looked like a sigil which resembled an eye.
And it was now vibrating a donging sound like a bell that tolled throughout the heavens!
Yi Ping raised his thumb to rub his nose as he turned to face all the maidens that were presented before saying out loud. “I am so glad to see all of you again. Now it is time for me to go.”
Yunzi gasped, “Ping’Er, where are you going? Aren’t you the Master of the Stellar Sanctuary already?”
She quickly looked at the other maidens but they had all fallen into a solemn silence.
Yi Ping smiled and said, “I am going to challenge the Stellar Sanctuary again. I want to be stronger. We have only less than a hundred years before the Ancient Fortress returned to the Immortal Realm.”
Yunzi was shaken as she said the obvious, “So you are leaving now?”
Yi Ping nodded, “I am glad that I have made it in time to witness your divine ascension. But now, I have to go.”
He paused as he looked at all the other maidens before saying, “I have to be strong, to be stronger to protect all that I have loved. This is the least thing that I can do. The Stellar Sanctuary is the most perfect place for trials…”
His eyes were beaming. Perhaps this was the only emotion that he could still remember and had an emotional attachment till now.
As he looked at Youxue, Xian’Er, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Lingfeng, Yunzi, Lie Qing and Xingyue, he remembered how he had met them one by one in the Mortal Realm…
Back then he was only a young startup. He had experienced many fights and experienced more than what others could in their entire lifetime. Because of that, his body pain threshold got denser and denser and his strength improved rapidly.
If a person had never been beaten before, if a person had never suffered before then they would never be able to overcome their own limits and that of that their opponents.
It was easier said than done. Even if you have the will to crush iron with your thumb, would you be able to do so?