Edited: AonDuine/Nico Natsuki
Nobody knew how much time passed.
Rumbling sounds spread through the air as a celestial light invaded the atmosphere. An extremely dark strength appeared and rippled. The pig opened his eyes and looked at Qian Doudou.
“Good! You surprisingly broke through to the Dou Xian Realm!” admired the pig-headed emperor. People as skilled as Qian Doudou were indeed really rare.
Qian Doudou opened her eyes, feeling extremely good. She saw Xuanyuan who had his eyes firmly closed. He was sitting cross-legged. On his leg, there was a white-furred beast crawling. Qian Doudou was pleasantly surprised and stretched her hands forwards. She wanted to hug the white-furred beast but the pig-headed emperor prevented her from doing so.
“Don’t. Trust me, you may end up scaring that beast away. That beast has a complex background. It doesn’t belong to the Mo race or the beast race. It is a race which dates back to antique times. It has noble blood flowing in its veins, on the same level as the green dragons of old. It can even move freely within this mountain.” said the pig-headed emperor.
Qian Doudou was stupefied and envious. She couldn’t help but stare longingly at the white-furred beast, filled with the desire to hug it. Surprisingly, it appeared to be attached to Xuanyuan, causing her to view Xuanyuan in a different light.
“Chou Xuanyuan is really lucky, but it’s fine that way as well. The fact that the beast he doubted is willing to get close to him would make him feel ashamed.” muttered Qian Doudou.
“You have been roaming the world for such a long time, have you never been fooled? Xuanyuan, since his birth, has always only trusted his own instinct. When he believes that things can get dangerous, he doesn’t get close. He doesn’t trust anyone else. Don’t you admire him? Why is this different?” said the pig-headed emperor in a low voice while smiling.
“Well, that’s a different matter. I saw an injured beast, how could I not help but try to save it? How could he be so heartless?” refuted Qian Doudou.
While Qian Doudou and the pig-headed emperor were arguing, Xuanyuan opened his eyes and exhaled. He felt like he was at his best.
After meditating, he had managed to refine three-quarters of his blood. One more step and he would have mastered the Asura Blood Technique of the Mo clan. He would become far more powerful, causing him to be more relieved about the dangers.
Xuanyuan waking up also awoke the white beast. It opened yawned deeply, causing tears to appear in the corner of its eyes. Qian Doudou, finding this extremely adorable, couldn’t help but stretch her hands and try to hug it.
The beast suddenly looked alarmed, glanced at Qian Doudou and immediately went deeper in Xuanyuan’s arms. Qian Doudou was distraught. She sharply exhaled and angrily cried, “Why don’t you let me hug you but you hug Chou Xuanyuan? Can’t you see that I like you?”
“Didn’t you say that I stink?”, Xuanyuan laughed with amusement.
“Yiyiyiyiyi, yiyiyiyi……” the beast bared its teeth and claws at Qian Doudou while looking at her with its big eyes.
Qian Doudou felt desperate. She said to Xuanyuan, “Xuan Xuan, let me hug it, okay?”
Xuanyuan laughed and said, “What’s wrong? Didn’t you say that I stink?”
“You don’t stink at all, rather, you smell so good! Please let me hug it.” said Qian Doudou cutely, while pouting.
Xuanyuan looked at the white beast and asked, “Yiyi, don’t you want to hug her?”. Xuanyuan pushed the white beast towards Qian Doudou. The white beast immediately turned around and dove into Xuanyuan’s chest. Qian Doudou could only see its white bottom stick out. It was a deadly blow to her heart.
“Why don’t you want to hug me?” wailed Qian Doudou.
Xuanyuan shrugged and said, seemingly amused, “I have no idea, but maybe it has something to do with your personality.”
Qian Doudou was infuriated. If looks could kill, Xuanyuan would have died on the spot.
“You surprisingly dare say that I am a bad person. I will eat you!”
“I didn’t say that, I only said that it might have to do with your personality. Him ignoring you definitely has nothing to do with me.” said Xuanyuan while smiling.
Qian Doudou felt like she had lost. She smiled charmingly at Xuanyuan, while grabbing and shaking his forearm, and said, “Xuan Xuan, you are the best, please allow me to hug it.”
Xuanyuan felt like his forearm was going to get crushed. With tears almost flowing out of his eyes, he replied, “If it wants to hug you, it will hug you. I can’t force it to hug you if it doesn’t want to.”
“Alright, stop talking about inconsequential matters. Make it show us the way to the dragon mountain. It probably knows how to access its depths.” said the pig-headed emperor while looking at the white beast. He was convinced that the white beast had great powers. The more a beast seemed to be docile and friendly to humans, the greater strength it was hiding.
“Piggy, what do you think Yiyi is? If it doesn’t want to show you the way, it certainly won’t. If you act like that, you will scare it away and I will be merciless.” said Qian Doudou, wrinkling her nose in distaste.
The pig-headed emperor was speechless.
“Yiyi…. Hm… okay, we’ll call it Yiyi from now on.” said Xuanyuan while nodding. A moment before, he had called it Yiyi without thinking, but when Qian Doudou called it Yiyi as well, he decided it was a good name.
Xuanyuan looked at the looming dragon mountain and sighed. He looked Yiyi in the eye and asked, “Yiyi, what are you doing here?”
Yiyi’s eyes twinkled as it said, “Yiyi, yiyi, yiyiyiyi”
Xuanyuan felt stumped. He had heard that for half a day and still didn’t know what it meant. At that moment, the pig-headed emperor said to Yiyi, “Yiyi, you definitely know where the green dragon medicine is, right?”
Yiyi fervently nodded, “Yiyi……”
Xuanyuan and Qian Doudou were stupefied. The pig-headed emperor almost took off the ground and shouted fiercely, “Then hurry up and tell us where it is!”
Yiyi bared its teeth, closed its eyes and shook its head, “Yiyi……”
Xuanyuan exclaimed, “Yiyi can understand what we say!”
“Yiyi, don’t listen to him. Do you know where the Source of the Dragon’s Heart is?” asked Xuanyuan to Yiyi.
Yiyi looked at Xuanyuan and noticed that he looked like he was in trouble. He then looked at Qian Doudou and the pig-headed emperor. Qian Doudou looked at it calmly and said, “Yiyi, don’t look at me that way, I’m not like Piggy, I don’t care about the Medicine of the Black Dragon. I’m just interested in seeing the source, that’s all.”
“Yes, Yiyi, bring us to where the source might be, that’ll be enough. We’ll see if we’re lucky once we get there. I need the Source of the Dragon’s Heart to save someone!” said Xuanyuan. He was in a hurry to get it because of Yin Zhenluo’s father.
Yiyi seemed perplexed as to what to do, and started thinking pensively. After a long time, yiyi finally nodded, “Yiyi, yiyi, yiyiyiyi……”
Xuanyuan seemingly understood and said, “Don’t worry, we won’t cause any trouble.”
Yiyi nodded and jumped off Xuanyuan’s chest. It landed on the ground and walked forwards. Xuanyuan looked extremely satisfied. He had used the spiritual seeking force in the past but hadn’t found anything, causing him to feel desperate. Now that Yiyi was leading the way, he would probably be able to find the source.
The pig-headed emperor’s head was hanging dispiritedly. He was really longing for the Medicine of the Black Dragon and he thought that Yiyi would tell him its whereabouts. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t tell him.
“No way, I have to make it take me to the Medicine of the Black Dragon. if I can get it, I will be able to recover my original strength.” The pig-headed emperor was wild with greed, the Medicine of the Black Dragon was extraordinary. It had been made with the dragon’s essence, created by the earth and the sky themselves. In the Dou Qi continent, there weren’t many remedies as powerful as the Medicine of the Black Dragon. Even back when the Devouring Emperor had entered the Land of Darkness, it was because of the Medicine of the Black Dragon. Now that he was already in the celestial dragon mountain, how could he return empty-handed?
Back then, the Devouring Emperor had experienced misfortune while searching for the Medicine. The access to the celestial dragon mountain had been obstructed. In fact, the Devouring Emperor had wanted to take the Medicine of the Black Dragon to save someone. He did that all on his own, and opposed the countless number of ferocious beasts of the Land of Darkness. As one can well imagine, after a vicious battle ending in a stalemate, he escaped.
Yiyi didn’t slow down in the least, it seemed like he knew the region extremely well.
“Are we going to reach there soon?” asked Xuanyuan.
“Yiyi” Yiyi nodded to indicate to Xuanyuan and the others that they would be arriving soon.
“Wow, Xuan Xuan, you’re so awesome! You can understand what it is saying!” marvelled Qian Doudou.
“I just need to look into his eyes, and I know what he’s thinking. It’s like we are on the same wavelength.” said Xuanyuan, while preparing himself. All of them increased their pace in order to stay close to Yiyi.
Yiyi started chanting something mysterious. Suddenly, a faint ray of light appeared, but it disappeared almost instantly.
Yiyi kept fidgeting around, seemingly anxious. It kept turning around in circles. Xuanyuan and Qian Doudou looked excited, assuming that the source was close by.
Yiyi’s Qi rose once again. He made some gestures with his paws and started chanting again.
Suddenly, a ray of light pierced through and a portal appeared. Yiyi’s eyes twinkled with excitement as it jumped back to Xuanyuan. He then pointed to the golden portal with his paws.
“Let’s go in.” Xuanyuan was extremely happy. The pig-headed emperor and Qian Doudou followed Xuanyuan as they entered the portal.