Chapter 262 An Order Within Five Years?
“Five years?” Xuanyuan’s heart sank. Did he really only have five years?
Just now, at the moment when the power of the heart devouring bug broke out, Xuanyuan felt like his heart was about to explode. The pain made Xuanyuan break out in a cold sweat.
Despite the power of the Fire of the Red Lotus in his heart, the strength of Xuanyuan’s heart was weaker than Yin Tuxian’s. He admired the strength of the head of the Yin Family immensely, especially since he had experienced the pain first-hand. If it weren’t for the Five Fighting Elements, his heart would have collapsed.
“Yes, that is my limit. The bug is very powerful. I said five years, but in fact, it will probably only last four years. Seals and prohibitions that are once consumed by the bug are useless in front of it in the future. Aside from the ancient sages or the ancient emperor, there is no one who can completely kill it. Even in my heyday, I could only seal it temporarily.” The Nightmare Ghost sighed.
“Is there no other way?” Xuanyuan’s face was pale. He didn’t want to die.
“Of course, once you master the power of the Fire of the Red Lotus, you can start devouring and refining the bug gradually. Fortunately, it’s just a larva. If it were an adult, you wouldn’t be able to kill it until you refined and mastered the powers of the top ten fighting fires. For you, this bug is both a blessing as well as a curse. Whether you live or die depends on the speed of your growth.” The nightmare ghost looked at the pig and Greed, nodded, and said:
“The immortal beats of all creations and the shadow of the Supreme Emperor have already taught you several techniques, but I will teach you another technique, named…”
“Wait, i-i-is it the great technique created by the Devouring Body of the Five Elements? How could you have it?” The pig was shocked, and looked at the Nightmare Ghost.
“Well, the technique I possess is barely a remnant of the original skill. I can only teach you how to further refine the five elements, but the rest of the technique is lost. If you can refine another fighting fire, you can speed up the process of refining the bug.” The Nightmare Ghost laughed and easily lifted his hands, passing the technique into Xuanyuan’s body.
The pig twitched a few times and said, “This is one of the good things about the Body of All Creation. This technique is already at its peak, and is created exclusively for the Devouring Body of the Five Elements. But Xuanyuan, you may be able to learn the technique thanks to your constitution.”
“What is the constitution of the Devouring Body of the Five Elements?” Xuanyuan was curious.
As the pig sealed the bug, he said, “The Body of the Five Elements can only absorb the qi of five elements and use it for fighting. However, the Devouring Body of the Five Elements can devour each of the five elements into the body of the user. However, the body may not be able to handle the energy, so practitioners have to be very cautious. Its power can’t be underestimated.”
“The method I used to remove the hidden Tianji covering your body was intended to mimic the Body of the Five Elements, to prevent them from thinking that you possess the Devouring Body of the Five Elements. But I don’t need to do that this time.” The pig laughed weirdly.
Xuanyuan frowned and said, “Why?”
“The Devouring Emperor means to say that while you saved Yin Zhenluo’s father today, you have in turn harmed yourself. Once people know that the bug has invaded your heart, they will realise that you only have a few years to live. Rather than killing you themselves and incurring the wrath of your protectors, they would rather let you die to the heart-devouring bug. 4 years is a blink of an eye to these people, since they practice for centuries.” Greed explained.
“…” Xuanyuan was silent, and said to himself, “Well, I can only break through the realms by myself to save myself. Nightmare Ghost, thank you for helping me again.”
The Nightmare Ghost chuckled, “It’s nothing. I’ve fulfilled two of your wishes, so you only have one left.” The great power of the nightmare ghost entered into the Greed and the pig. They started to operate the seal and strengthened it thirty-three times in a row, which completely suppressed the heart devouring bug.
“If you don’t have the confidence to refine it, you can bully it now and urge the fire of the red lotus to torture this poor creature. If you don’t refine it however, you will die.” The Nightmare Ghost laughed again. “I have to leave. If you need something, please call me!”
The laugh of the nightmare ghost gradually faded away.
The black light coming from Xuanyuan’s body gradually faded away. Xuanyuan’s face was pale. He looked at Yin Tuxian and Zhen Luo Yin, and sighed.
“Well, I saved your father.”
As soon as his voice fell, blood dripped out of Xuanyuan’s mouth. Yin Zhenluo felt hurt, but she didn’t know what to say. Inexplicable feelings grew and spread in Yin Zhenluo’s heart.
“Xuanyuan, I’ll take you all over the world. There must be some extraordinary doctors who will surely find a way to remove the bug.”
Xuanyuan shook his head:
“That’s unnecessary. The Nightmare Ghost has sealed the bug for me. He said that only I can save myself by refining the bug with the fire of the red lotus, and his seal can only last for five years.”
“It’s true that the nightmare ghost is well-known. He can seal the bug in you for five years even from miles away. Even the 18 elites of the Yin family can only seal for less than three years…” Yin Tuxian smiled bitterly and looked at Xuanyuan.
“Little Xuanyuan, if I knew it would hurt you, I would not have let you treat me.”
Xuanyuan waved and resolutely said, “You don’t have to blame yourself. If it wasn’t for my master who taught me her techniques, I would be nobody today. I’m afraid that General Yin has been suffering from the bug for two years, and his cultivation has greatly reduced. These are nine drops of ancient dragon’s blood, which I hope will help General Yin recover.”
Xuanyuan immediately took out nine drops of ancient dragon’s blood from the jade bottle. Each drop of blood was the size of a green bean. Each one was crystal clear, and filled with the energy of the ancient dragon. They boiled with vitality.
“The ancient dragon’s blood!” Yin Tuxian was delighted. If he could refine the nine drops of the ancient dragon’s blood, it would help him recover his strength.
“It’s far too precious a gift for me to accept, Xuanyuan. I have already taken much from you.”
Xuanyuan shook his head. His face was ruddy, and his whole body was drained.
“It’s not very useful to me. I have already changed my whole blood by refining the ancient dragon’s blood. I know that it’s very effective. Please accept it. It’s my gift.”
Xuanyuan poured nine drops of ancient dragon’s blood onto Yin Tuxian’s body. Yin Tuxian didn’t dare reject this precious gift. Little by little, he gradually refined them. Xuanyuan saw Yin Tuxian’s face gradually recover, and his whole body was filled with power once again.
Yin Zhenluo looked at Xuanyuan curiously, “Was it worth it?”
Xuanyuan was stupefied for a moment. He smiled, “Why not?”
“On that day, I only taught you a few things, and then I left. In fact, if I didn’t think you were a weakling, maybe I would have taught you more.” Yin Zhenluo told him what was in her heart.
“We originally agreed that it would be only a month. You even gave me the Heavenly Pearl after you left. You also left the Yin clan’s secret technique in my mind, and set up the holy light of heavenly dragon to protect me in the future. You truly did me a great favor. How can I dare ask you for anything? That’s enough for me.” Xuanyuan stood up and chuckled.
Yin Zhenluo’s heart shook. She walked to Xuanyuan, hugged him gently, and said softly, “Xuanyuan, now that we have met again, please don’t leave me. As I said, I will accompany you all over the world, seeking for a miracle doctor to treat you while we practice. The world is so vast that there are countless prodigies. There must be someone who can deal with the bug.”
Xuanyuan’s heart beat faster, and his breath quickened, “Forget it, beautiful master. You are of great importance to the Yin family. You can’t move around easily. A year from now, I have a fight with Jiang Yitian, which I cannot ignore. I’m used to being by myself since I was a child. I’ll definitely avenge Guxing. You don’t have to worry about me. I’ve already made arrangements for myself.”
“Master… Master… ” Yin Zhenluo murmured, “Maybe he really thought of us as master and disciple!”
Yin Zhenluo let Xuanyuan go. For as long as she had known Xuanyuan, she had known that he possessed an unshakeable conviction. He never exaggerated his abilities, and he always meant what he said. She didn’t want to say anything superfluous. She told him slowly, “In any case, the door of the Yin family will always be open for you. As long as it’s something you want, and it is something I can do, I will do my best.”
“Thank you very much, master.”Xuanyuan looked out and said, “Now that the matter has been resolved, I must depart.”
With a wave of Yin Tuxian’s hand, the gate of Xian’s Massacre Hall opened. Suddenly, dozens of elders of the Yin family rushed in and asked.
“What’s the matter, my lord?”
“The Hai family is so cunning that they even publicized your condition to the world. Now there are many strong enemies around the Yin family who are plotting against us.”
“The entirety of the Eastern Dynasty is in chaos.”
“The bug has been removed from my body, but it jumped into Xuanyuan’s heart. I’m not in danger, but Xuanyuan…” Yin Tuxian felt guilty.
Xuanyuan didn’t want to be the center of anymore attention so he bid the Yin Family adieu and left with the pig-headed emperor and Youxue.