Couldn’t forget the Sentiments
The devil ape looked at the wound on his hand and gnashed his teeth, then roared to the sky. No one could understand his current mood. When a man had been in constant despair, despair would turn into one of his habit. At least, the Heaven Devouring Devil Ape had gotten used to this feeling for three hundred years. Therefore, he didn’t mind experiencing this for another three hundred years.
But when a person that was in total despair saw hope, then watch this hope getting extinguished in front of him, that feeling would certainly be unimaginable. This was what the devil ape was feeling right now. He was strangely angry, despite knowing the fact that he couldn’t leave the space and stop Xiao Wangqing.
Light flickered. Jiang Chen and Big Yellow walked out of the spatial zone, returning to the courtyard. At this time, this light began to appear in the sky. The old liar returned to his original appearance, and casually walked to and climbed onto the big rock where Big Yellow used to rest and flopped on it.
Jiang Chen came to the old liar and clasped his fist. “Thank Senior for saving us. Jiang Chen really shouldn’t have been disrespectful to senior previously.”
Jiang Chen wouldn’t simply salute to anyone, but the old liar was worth Jiang Chen’s respect and appreciation. This was a great kindness. He understood the past situation very well. If it wasn’t because of the timely intervention of the old liar, he and Big Yellow would be in real danger. Thinking about it now, it stirred the fear inside of him.
“Why did you suddenly become so polite, brat? This old man isn’t used to this.” The old liar waved his hand, gesturing Jiang Chen to not be so courteous before him.
“Old liar, you have such great depths.”
Big Yellow came to the old liar’s side and spoke in the same tone as before. The old liar didn’t mind this at all. If he cared about it, he wouldn’t have made himself so shabby. This old liar was now like a man who had seen through the whole world.
“You two are surely audacious to the extreme, even daring to go anywhere you want. If this old man didn’t show up in time, you two would have become the shit of that big dude.”
The old liar sounded reproachful, but it also had a trace of admiration, especially towards Jiang Chen. There weren’t many youngsters who had such audacity.
“Senior, how did you find this place?” Jiang Chen asked.
“With my strength, do you think it’s hard to find you guys?”
The old liar darted Jiang Chen a glare , making Jiang Chen at a loss of what to say. What the old liar said was true. It was too easy for a mighty Venerable to find someone. However Jiang Chen still had some doubts, even though it would be very simple for the old liar to locate them in the valley, it absolutely wouldn’t be easy for him to locate that sealed spatial zone.
“Senior should know who Yang Junlong is, right? If I’m not mistaken, Senior knew very well who Yang Junlong is. Or else, how could Senior find that spatial zone.” Jiang Chen said with a smile.
“Sure enough, you are really a smart brat. That’s correct. This old man and Yang Junlong were best friends. That year, the blood-thirsty devil ape had massacred one city, killing thousands of people. Yang Junlong lured him into that natural prison. That prison has already existed for a very long time, and had integrated with the essence Qi of the Heavens and Earth, and then it was eventually modified by Yang Junlong. The devil ape was trapped inside. I know about this. That’s why I know where the spatial zone is.” The old liar spoke.
“Is Yang Junlong the Old Ancestor of this Great Qian Empire?” Jiang Chen said.
After listening to the old liar’s words, he begun to have admiration for Yang Junlong. Yang Junglong helped mankind eliminate a great disaster by imprisoning the Heaven Devouring Devil Ape in a confined space.
“That’s right. He’s the Old Ancestor of Great Qian Empire.”
The old liar nodded. There was nothing he should hide about the identity of Yang Junlong.
“Since that devil ape always thirsted for blood, why didn’t he kill him back then?” Big Yellow asked doubtfully.
The old liar shook his head. “The Heaven Devouring Devil Ape couldn’t be killed so easily. Even with Yang Junlong and I combined, we still couldn’t kill him. All we could do is to suppress him. That devil ape was right about one thing. If Yang Junlong didn’t lure him back then, it would be impossible to imprison him.”
“Senior, does Yang Junlong still live in this world?”
Jiang Chen continued to ask. This had been the biggest question in his heart. He had seen the status of Yang Junlong in King Fan’s Prefecture. According to Yang Bufan, this old ancestor had already disappeared for a long time. No one knew whether he was alive or dead.
“That year, after Yang Junlong imprisoned the Heaven Devouring Devil Ape, he disappeared and never showed up again, however I think that Yang Junlong isn’t dead yet. Given his capability, he wouldn’t die so easily.”
The old liar spoke. Upon mentioning Yang Junlong, his eyes turned deeper again. In any case, he and Yang Junlong were friends.
“Old liar, Master Dog has a question to ask. You are clearly a high and mighty Venerable, and only a step away from the half-step Sovereign realm. Why do you want to put yourself into such a condition?” Big Yellow asked with curiosity. This was also what Jiang Chen wanted to know.
The old liar was silent, seeming to be in deep contemplation. Yes, even he himself didn’t know why he became like this. He had always wanted an answer. But he could never find it.
Jiang Chen and Big Yellow didn’t talk as they didn’t want to disturb the old man’s thoughts.
After a while, the old liar stood up from the big rock, looked up at the dark clouds as though he was trying to pierce through the sky with his eyes.
“Venerable Wangqing, Xiao Wangqing. I have pursued the path of cultivation in my lifetime. In the end, I stepped on the Dao of Apathy, wanting to use apathy to break through to the legendary Sovereign realm. Unfortunately, some feelings are destined to be unforgettable. When I was young, I entered the Dao with sentiments. Ultimately, I chose the path of apathy. When I was breaking through to the Sovereign realm with the Dao of Apathy, I discovered that I couldn’t really forget all the sentiments, which contributed to the failure of my breakthrough. After that, I have chosen to withdraw myself from society and live in solitude. As the saying goes, small-time hermit hides in the mountain, but the true hermit lives downtown. I have chosen the latter, to be a wanderer.”
The old liar said. He had never spoken these things to anyone, but he had told Jiang Chen about it today.
Jiang Chen couldn’t help but sigh, feeling pity for this old liar’s life. He could see that this old man had loads of secrets. He was a man with temperament, but he had chosen to walk the Dao of Apathy, which was contrary to what he was.
“Senior, there’s something that I wanted to ask, but I don’t know if I should speak about it or not,” Jiang Chen said.
“Go ahead.” The old liar seemed intrigued.
“Senior is a man of passion. Back then, you entered the Dao with sentiments, however you have chosen the Dao of Apathy to break through to the Sovereign realm. Indirectly, this is a contrast to one another, because you are unable to erase the shadow inside your heart. Cultivation focuses on letting the nature take its course. A man has seven feelings and six desires. If you abandon all of these, can you still be called a man? How can a person who has feelings forget all his feelings? Why don’t Senior abandon the Dao of Apathy and follow the path you wish to take in accordance with the guidance of your heart?” Jiang Chen said.
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