Due to the special circumstances, Lu Qingyu and Yao Jiuxiao did not inform their respective people.
The situation was extremely special. The life inside this spiritual stone not only had their bloodline, but also the bloodline of their archenemy. If this news was spread, the impact would bring chaos to the three realms. Forgot about how the devil and human race would treat this mixed-blood child; once the demon race knew, they would try to kill it without mercy. The demons would worry whether the child would unite the other two races to deal with the demon race. Even if Lu Qingyu and Yao Jiuxiao were the only Great Ascension powerhouses in the entire Yuanqi continent, there was always a risk of carelessness.
Therefore, after weighing the pros and cons, the two chose to keep the matter between them.
Of course, the most important thing was this small life had the mixed bloodlines of Devil Venerable and Dao Venerable. If this was spread, the peach blossom scandal1 of the two would fly all over the sky. Thinking about that scene, none of them could bear it. Who could bear being tied in this kind of gossip with their archenemy?
Moreover, the world had a law. The higher cultivation someone had, regardless of race, the harder it would be to sire an offspring. Even for people who were just in the Nascent Soul stage and being in ardent love with their Dao companion2, they might not be able to nurture a bloodline even after thousands of years. As for Lu Qingyu and Yao Jiuxiao, two Great Ascension ancestors without a Dao companion and whose strength was only one step away from ascending, their chance of leaving an offspring was next to nothing.
Regardless of reasons, the two ancestors would never give up their own bloodline.
As the Supreme Venerable of the devil race, Lu Qingyu had a wayward and wanton personality. He didn’t value offspring as much as humans did. However, this small life did not only have his bloodline, but also the bloodline of the human race’s Supreme Venerable.
If this little life was nurtured by and became part of the devil race, would this fake gentleman have the heart to deal with his only bloodline? As Devil Venerable, Lu Qingyu could use this child to rule over the devil and human race, and even conquering the demon race.
However, as the fact stated, the two were equal in cultivation and strength. No matter what kind of battle they had, the result would always be fifty-fifty. Therefore, in the past eight months, no one could get rid of the other, and the spiritual egg had been rotated countless times between them.
In just a few months, the number of their encounters had exceeded the number of encounters for thousands of years.
One month ago, the two finally understood that they couldn’t keep the child from the other, so they sat down to negotiate and finally compromise to raise the child together.
Afterward, they argued again over where to raise the child.
Lu Qingyu insisted that the offspring of the dignified Devil Venerable must grow up in the Devil Realm, while Yao Jiuxiao wanted the child to be brought up in the Guiyuan Sect. Naturally, his child couldn’t grow up in the Devil Realm.
Besides, who knew what would happen if they stayed in the enemy’s territory? They had no trust between them.
So, another round of arguments passed with no conclusion. Finally, both were willing to take a step back and decided to go to the Demon Realm, where they had no authority, and waited for the child to come out.
There was no Great Ascension-level Demon Emperor in the Demon Realm. But three of the five great Demon Kings who ruled the Demon Realm were in the Crossing Tribulation stage, only one step away from the Great Ascension stage.
To avoid trouble, Lu Qingyu and Yao Jiuxiao naturally avoided sites close to the powerful Demon Kings. In the end, they chose the remote area where the demon society had the weakest control and also the farthest away from the high-level demon race to wait for the child to be born while recuperating from their injuries.
In addition, the two ancestors also imposed restrictions on each other, suppressing their cultivation base to the Foundation Establishment stage and faked their identity as a demon race.
Even after they settled down, Lu Qingyu did not give up his idea of smuggling the child away. However, Yao Jiuxiao discovered and blocked him in time.
This time, their roles were reversed.
Lu Qingyu’s gaze fell on Yao Jiuxiao’s hand. As expected of the human race, a group of villainous people. At least he never concealed his desire to snatch the child away. But this Yao Jiuxiao, taking advantage of his momentary absence, actually tried to do a trick under his nose. Fortunately, he came back in time.
Yao Jiuxiao’s face was stern, and his aura became colder. After being silent for a moment, he said in a deep voice: “Guiyuan Sect can give this child the best education and growth environment.”
The human race was full of hatred towards the devil race, including the half-human, half-devil mixed race. Those half-blood people had the most difficult life. No matter where they went, no place would accept those whose half of their blood was of a different race. Rejected by humans, not accepted by devils and demons, they could only live in the remote corner outside the three realms, struggling to barely survive.
When Yao Jiuxiao traveled hundreds of years ago, he passed by a settlement composed of half-demon, half-devil people. They were impoverished, rejected, and humble like ants. Although Yao Jiuxiao was different from the majority of human cultivators who went on murdering sprees upon seeing the half-blood race, he didn’t feel any pity either and simply ignored those people.
Now his only offspring was a half-human, half-devil mixed blood. His thousands-year-old cold heart was rippling with waves, and he couldn’t bear imagining his child falling into such a situation.
No matter how great the Venerable Dao was, he couldn’t be totally selfless.
Yao Jiuxiao didn’t want his offspring to live under the discrimination and persecution of others, nor did he want the child to become a violent and bloodthirsty devil race.
Just as Lu Qingyu wanted to bring the child back to the Devil Realm, Yao Jiuxiao also wanted to bring the child back to Guiyuan Sect, his territory. After the child was born, he would secretly seal the half-devil blood and let the child stay as a human, growing safely under his protection.
But the prerequisite was that he must get rid of Lu Qingyu first.
Lu Qingyu sneered: “Teaching the child to become a two-faced hypocrite?”
Yao Jiuxiao frowned. He was displeased with Lu Qingyu’s vilification of his sect and said sharply: “The people of the Guiyuan sect are fair and righteous.”
Fair and righteous? Lu Qingyu looked at his rival up and down and smirked: “Our devil race is straightforward and frank. If This Venerable’s child stays in the Devil Realm, the child naturally will not grow up into a hypocrite.”
Before Yao Jiuxiao could say anything, Lu Qingyu already said again: “Then let’s ask the righteous gentleman of Guiyuan sect, where are you going to take This Venerable’s child?”
Yao Jiuxiao: “…”
For the first time, the dignified Dao Venerable was caught red hand doing something underhanded and had no way to defend himself.
The spiritual egg was put back on the couch, and the two began to fight outside. This time, Yao Jiuxiao was in the wrong and held back quite a bit, letting Lu Qingyu get a rare upper hand.
Lu Qingyu was in a good mood. It was refreshing to beat his greatest rival. Unfortunately, they both had their cultivation base suppressed and couldn’t cause significant harm to each other.
No one noticed when the spiritual egg in the room flashed for a moment and began to sway from side to side. With a clicking sound, lines appeared on its surface, letting out even more dazzling light.
At the same time, a vision appeared in the sky all over the world.
Lu Qingyu and Yao Jiuxiao immediately raised their heads to look at the sky and stopped their fight at the same time. Their bodies flashed, and they quickly rushed back to the egg.
Hello, there! This is my newest project, Daughter of the Dao and Devil Venerables. This is a cute story from the author of My Son is a Reborn Villain, with the setting of cultivation world.
For the time being, I will rotate this novel weekly with My Son is a Reborn Villain until MWFV ended. Enjoy!
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