Chapter 6: The Beginning of the Trials
“Because of this, master, you have to become strong as soon as possible before they find you. Let’s start your test right now!” Mei’er had the same fear of the four overlords as Yun Xi. After all, all of them were at the rank of Tearing the Stars.
Master was so brave. He dared to date four overlords at the same time. He was so worthy of being her master and loved by stars as the Starchild.
“I still have time.” Yun Xi’s forehead was dripping with sweat, this really wasn’t a joke.
He didn’t know what he did when he was still the Starchild, but now, he was just an ordinary boy brought up in the White Lotus Sword Domain.
He barely inherited his family’s bakery and was about to face the downfall of his first love. After, he would wait till his heart healed and start a new relationship, then spend the rest of his life with her.
He didn’t want to have some earth-shattering story. Going through his life peacefully was the greatest hope he had.
“According to the warning of the stars, one of the apostles of the four overlords has arrived in this region. But master, you are hiding well. She won’t find you in a short time.”
“Will the apostle leave if she can’t find me?” Yun Xi asked with hope.
“No. As the apostle of one of the four overlords, she will have to thoroughly search through this god domain. She won’t miss checking any object, even if it is just a mouse.”
“You are hiding well, master. But once she finds you, you won’t have a chance to escape.”
“So, what’s the rank of the apostle?” Yun Xi asked with tears in his eyes.
Ah, the subordinate of my ex-girlfriends, why are you so serious?
“At least, she is only a 7th Rank, she’s not a really powerful apostle. Perhaps she is just a vanguard.” According to the vague hint from the stars, Mei’er gave Yun Xi a desperate answer.
Not very powerful? She was only a 7th Rank?! Are you kidding me?!
A 7th Rank... it was a 7th Rank!
He didn’t know what was an apostle, but talking about a 7th Rank Combat Profession... such a rare genius had already been deserving of a Silver Leaf Emblem, and could even destroy the whole White Lotus Sword Domain all by himself!
Since the beginning of this small town’s history, Hua Huo is the most talented swordsman, who was now at the 3rd Rank. She had the power of a thousand soldiers.
And the distance between a 3th Rank and a 7th Rank was like the distance between heaven and earth.
A 7th rank would be able to hold their own against an army. That one person could easily extinguish a country. No matter how many millions of soldiers there are, no one would be able to face someone with that kind of power.
As he knew it, the present master of the White Lotus Sword Domain was just at 6th Rank. Which meant that this unknown apostle could destroy the whole White Lotus Sword Domain alone!
Even in the whole Sky Sword God Domain, a 7th Rank was already close to the legendary hero, known as a being equalling to a natural disaster.
The strongest at that rank was already some truly extraordinary creatures – they were already out of the rank of mortals. Every one of them was more powerful than true monsters.
Now, was there already such a scary hunter that had gone into the Sky Sword Domain?
“I’m done for, there’s no escape.” Yun Xi began to calculate his savings. Even if he wanted to sell his small store, the farthest he could go would be two sword domains over. To escape from the Sky Sword God Domain was wishful thinking.
Moreover, after escaping for that moment... could he hide forever?
The enemy had found the Sky Sword God Domain and will soon enter!
According to Mei’er, the apostle was just an advance scouter. Even if he escaped to other god domains, he being found by other apostles was still a predestined ending.
To die without a burial... Yun Xi saw his fate.
Sure enough, there was only one road to take.
As the Starchild, he left behind a legacy in the past, and Mei’er spoke of the trial.
“Mei’er, open the trial.” Yun Xi was mentally prepared. No matter how hard the trial, he would clench his teeth and complete it.
Otherwise, he would not have a tomorrow.
He did not know how the past Starchild was like, or how he was able to obtain the fury of his four girlfriends to join hands to chase and kill him.
To live an ordinary life, to have a clear conscience and heart, to live with the girl he loves, hand in hand for the rest of his life. That was his wish, his desire.
I don’t want to die. I want to continue my relationship with Hua Huo. Maybe, it was also Milei of the Flower Shop, El’phyllis of the Jewelry Shop, and Fei Li of the Cake Shop – if it was possible.
The enemy had arrived at the Sky Sword Domain!
“Yes, master, it will begin!” Mei’er cheered, tiptoeing.
“Hey!” Within Yun Xi’s field of vision, Mei’er’s small cherry lips were getting closer and closer. After that, their lips were tightly intertwined together.
It wasn’t just kissing, their body and mind had joined together. Mei’er’s sweet and fragrant tongue intertwined with Yun Xi’s, the two’s souls seemed to have linked together.
Inside Mei’er’s body, Yun Xi felt that his body was penetrated by the surrounding starlights bit by bit. This was the blessing he got after he chose the way of the Starchild, the unique genius of himself.
Mei’er connected him with the stars like a bridge. She guided the power of stars that came down in this remote sword domain and helped him on the way to becoming a Starchild.
“Eh... Goo...” With the girl’s sweet kiss, the scenery in front of Yun Xi was continually changing.
A giant roulette table started slowly rotating like the wheel of destiny, and there were many different views appearing on the rotary table.
A dragon of the void bathing in the starlights looked like it was looking at something. She looked at the location of Yun Xi through the giant roulette table.
It was just a short eye-contact through the table, and there was the shade from the starlight, but they still saw each other at the same time.
She was one of his ex-girlfriends. Yun Xi immediately knew her identity when he saw this giant dragon in the starlights.
She truly was a beautiful dragon.
To refuse her marriage proposal, he invited a calamity upon himself and died a horrible death...
Yun Xi was wrapped by countless of stars. With the help of the star roulette, the starlights took Yun Xi away immediately.
“You cannot escape!” The supreme dragon god, who ranked above the world, looked at the light disappearing in the stars, roaring indignantly.
A small bridge, running water and waterfall. Inside a dark mountain.
“Boom boom boom!” Yun Xi opened his eyes as he heard the sound of water. He found he was squatting in front of a campfire, which was slowly burning. Out here, it was an endless darkness surrounding him. He couldn’t even see his fingers.
“Crack! Crack!” The campfire made clear sounds. It was burning with some unknown fuels, sending out a reassuring warmth.
“Is this the trial?” Yun Xi tried to move his hands and legs, he didn’t know why his whole body was stiff. It seemed that the time here was a little out of balance with the biological time of his body.
If he had to choose some words to describe it, it was like his breath rhythm and the rate of his heartbeat were out of place in this world.
“Hoo... ha...” Though Yun Xi wasn’t even a novice swordsman, but he still tried to adjust his breathing to balance this subtle feeling of strangeness.
As the saying goes, “You may not see it, but you ought to have heard about it “. As the childhood sweetheart of Hua Huo, who was the best swordsman of the town, Yun Xi also knew a little knack in practicing the sword by what he constantly saw and heard.
Whatever the next trial was, he needed to adjust his body to his optimum state.
In his imagination, it should be a very horrible and bloody death trial. Yun Xi prepared himself in his heart.
“Jingle!” As Yun Xi adjusted his breathing, a euphonious voice appeared in his heart. It was his spirit, Mei’er’s voice.
“Master, the trial has begun.”
“Starchild, love system open.”
“Within the dark forest is a beautiful sleeping princess, with your kiss awaken her from her slumber.”
“The reward for a successful love – a seed of kendo! The newbie test is the most simple. Go ahead, master!”
Silence... it was dead silent. Yun Xi’s mind went blank for a quarter hour, till he suddenly yelled out angrily:
“What cursed system is this!”
“Isn’t this a trial?!”
“Sleeping Beauty, what the hell!”