Chapter 996: Entering Celestial Emperor’s Chambers of Concubines Again
Qin Mu was heavily embarrassed, as he felt that he had fallen to seduction.
‘If Fatty Dragon were here, he would’ve said something to keep me alert so I wouldn’t be mesmerized by her beauty.’
Divine King Lang Wo had no other thoughts except visualizing a mirror to size up the willow leaf at the heart of her brows to see if Qin Mu got it right.
This willow leaf looked good, which made her happy.
After all, it was forged by the elders of Disabled Elderly Village. Although they were weaker than her, they were masters at skills such as forging and painting, which made the willow leaf beautiful.
After all, Earth Count and Heaven Duke sacrificed to it, which made it extraordinary.
She felt a unique bearing with it at the heart of her brows.
Qin Mu looked at her crown and felt hesitant. It was a grand symbol of the divine king. The jewelry on it was unbelievably expensive. If she wore it, she would attract attention.
‘However, such a pretty lady will attract attention no matter what.’
He gave up on the idea of having Divine King Lang Wo take off her crown, thinking, ‘It’s pretty good looking. It’s fine as long as she doesn’t look like a master of creation. There exists a deep hatred between them and the ancient gods. I need to be careful. After all, a lot of the ancient gods secretly support me. If her identity is exposed, there will be a lot of unnecessary trouble.’
Divine King Shu Jun called the various chiefs and gave them orders. Qin Mu looked for Shu Jun and said, “Divine King, I’m returning to the celestial heavens. Do you want to go with me?”
Shu Jun hesitated and replied, “Sure.”
Qin Mu was slightly annoyed. He asked, “Didn’t you say you wanted to find your people? Now that you’ve found them, why do you want to return to the celestial heavens? It’s dangerous there. It would be better if you stayed here. You can learn knowledge from the Founding Emperor reform in Carefree Village and work hard so that you can open the divine treasures and celestial palace earlier.”
“You asked me whether I wanted to go with you, yet you want me to stay. You are two-faced and double-dealing!”
Shu Jun complained, “There’s nothing much to learn in Carefree Village. Their cultivation methods aren’t as good as yours. All I can learn are some paths, skills, and divine arts, so I’m not staying here. Don’t forget about how you still owe me a hidden master of creation in the celestial heavens!”
Qin Mu mumbled, “I was thinking for you. After all, I brought so many people into the Great Void, except you. If you follow me back, people will gossip about your origins after seeing your large head…”
Shu Jun laughed out of anger as he asked, “What about Divine King Lang Wo? Will people not ask about her? Don’t try to get rid of me before our deal is completed!”
Qin Mu couldn’t say anything before he suddenly realized, ‘I want Shu Jun to follow me so I won’t be tempted by Divine King Lang Wo, which is why I asked him that question. Yet, I don’t want Shu Jun with me, which is why I want him to stay. D*mn it, d*mn it, I need Fatty Dragon!’
They immediately set sail.
After a few days, they arrived at the landmass where the three houses were and climbed to the peak. They were in front of them again.
‘I wonder whether Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu escaped from these houses,’ Qin Mu thought.
Divine King Lang Wo opened the middle door and explained, “Opening the door here requires none of the steps needed outside. Once we enter, we will reach the Void Bridge.”
Qin Mu and Shu Jun entered but found themselves at the edge of the Void Bridge and not in a room!
They were standing in the center of the middle house’s door!
The Void Bridge was tattered as the light lingered. Qin Mu frowned, it wasn’t easy to cross it. He had worked with Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu to arrive safely with the Paramita Ark.
They were unable to traverse the bridge, even with Divine King Lang Wo’s power.
At that moment, a terrifying wave came from the middle room. Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu’s figures came out of the wall’s painting!
The two great Celestial Venerables had escaped the life and death cycle in the world of the painting!
Qin Mu didn’t hesitate to close the door before they landed, opening it again immediately after. The door no longer linked to Celestial Venerable Xu and Celestial Venerable Huo but a vast palace.
In his hurry, Qin Mu didn’t see where the world was. He quickly hollered, “Enter now!”
Divine King Lang Wo hastily said, “Using a different order, we can go to different places. I know of a safe place…”
“It’s too late!”
Qin Mu pulled her hand in without further explanation. Shu Jun entered as well.
The door was opened, and Celestial Venerable Xu’s horns rose like flames. They were curved like the river of hellish flames in Youdu.
She was scarred with injuries. As she looked around, she saw the Void Bridge’s light being tattered as the void currents around her collapsed. Qin Mu and the others were missing too. She gave a cold humph and turned around.
Celestial Venerable Huo came out of the room and looked straight at her.
He was scarred with injuries too. They were heavy injuries that he couldn’t heal from easily.
Their five eyes looked at each other. The heart of Celestial Venerable Xu’s brows had another eye as well, like Earth Count’s third eye. They looked away soon.
Their injuries were caused by each other. When they crossed the bridge, they entered the middle room before Qin Mu and landed in the Reincarnating World left behind by the masters of creation.
They fell into the cycle as Celestial Venerable Xu reincarnated into a divine king with millions of gods and devils at her command. Celestial Venerable Huo reincarnated into a divine king too. Their nations had bad blood between them, so they led their armies against one another, causing heavy casualties.
The scariest thing about the Reincarnating World was how, when one fell for it, the strong consciousness of the masters of creation would alter their memory. Even Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu had their memories altered.
Their altered memories were filled with hatred towards one another, causing them to fight and destroy.
When Founding Emperor came here, he also fell for it, only getting out via his own Dao heart.
However, Celestial Venerable Huo and Celestial Venerable Xu were luckier. After all, they were Celestial Venerables, so when they fought, the power unleashed was more than the world could handle. The two of them found the army following them frozen as a result.
Even their citizens and beasts were frozen.
The peculiar things were the flying birds that were stuck in the sky with their wings out and a leaping leopard that stayed in the air without landing. Even the drops of water of a still waterfall stayed in place.
Even more peculiar was how when they stopped fighting, the world went back to normal, but in a strange way.
The gods and devils following them teleported weirdly. Some of them even had their torsos separated, yet they fought on!
They saw an even more peculiar scene in which birds had their wings flying away alone while their bodies remained on the ground. It was horrifying yet comedic.
At that point, they knew that the world was fake and that the masters of creation had altered their memories. They didn’t know who they were, so they sought a way out together.
They couldn’t find a way, so they decided to fight and utterly crush this peculiar world.
It was during that battle that the two Celestial Venerables suffered severe injuries. However, they managed to escape.
The moment that they escaped, they instantly recovered their memories. However, before they could leave the room, they saw Qin Mu closing the door, which gave them chills!
The good thing was that they were able to leave the room after opening the door. However, Qin Mu and his entourage were missing.
“Could Celestial Venerable Mu have entered Carefree Village while we were stuck?”
Celestial Venerable Xu plainly asked, “He had a guy and a lady with him, but, before we entered, he only had Luo Wushuang with him. Where did the other people come from?”
Celestial Venerable Huo shook his head. “I don’t know, only he knows. He must have entered the room.”
Their gazes fell on the three houses, and their eyes jumped. These houses terrified them, and they were unwilling to enter again.
The power of the masters of creation may not exceed theirs, but such a method of attack was something they couldn’t defend against!
Celestial Venerable Xu frowned and said, “With our power alone, we are unlikely to find Carefree Village. Since you met Founding Emperor here, Carefree Village must be here. Now, the question is, how do we go back?”
Suddenly, Celestial Venerable Huo’s heart fluttered as he closed and opened the door. Another world appeared. It was a dark world filled with a chaotic devil voice.
A giant devil eye appeared deep in the darkness. It was extremely big, and it turned to look at them.
Celestial Venerable Huo’s eyes jumped, and he was about to close the door. Celestial Venerable Xu, however, pushed his palm away and entered the room, plainly saying, “Celestial Venerable Xu of the celestial heavens, here to pay respects to Earth Count.”
Celestial Venerable Huo hesitated before entering. The door behind them closed.
On the other side, Qin Mu stepped on firm ground for a while before seeing greenery everywhere in front of him. A crystal clear lake appeared in front of him.
Qin Mu’s eyes jumped. Something was wrong. He quickly turned around to return to the Void Bridge, but the door shut itself.
Cold sweat came from Qin Mu’s forehead. At that moment, melodious laughter appeared. “I have heard that Celestial Venerable Mu lacks any sense of propriety and likes to peep on Celestial Emperor’s concubines when they bathe. I didn’t believe it, yet here you are!”
Qin Mu turned around and saw an imperial consort wearing large red clothes that didn’t cover her shoulders. She was walking towards him. Her hair bun was tall, and part of her breasts were exposed. She wore gilded winged shoes with a high sole, about four inches tall, that made a clicking sound when she walked.
Qin Mu’s heart fluttered. This lady was Heavenly Lady Qiang, Celestial Venerable Qiang of the ten Celestial Venerables. He once suspected her of being Celestial Empress or Mistress Yuanmu.
Behind her, sashes slithered on the ground as her eyes lit up. Her gaze first fell on Qin Mu before being attracted by Divine King Lang Wo. She looked at her and found herself unable to move her gaze.
Divine King Lang Wo was puzzled by her stare, so she took out a mirror to examine herself. She found no differences from usual.
“Jue… Jue Wuchen!”
Heavenly Lady Qiang was dazed. She shouted, “You dare to appear, Jue Wuchen!”
‘Celestial Venerable Qiang isn’t Mistress Yuanmu or Celestial Empress. Mistress Yuanmu was Jue Wuchen, and Celestial Empress knew about that. If Heavenly Lady Qiang was one of them, she wouldn’t have said that.’
Qin Mu was stunned. ‘So who could Heavenly Lady Qiang be? Could it be…’
A ludicrous idea appeared in his heart.