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“Hey!” Ji Wujiong’s expression changed, and he hurriedly grabbed Meng Qi’s wrist. “Are you looking for death?!” He snatched the spirit stone from her hand. “You just went through the tribulation, and your spiritual sea is unstable. Have you gone mad?!”
Meng Qi remained silent, her beautiful eyes flowing with a cold gaze as she swept across Ji Wujiong’s face.
“What are you staring at?” Ji Wujiong coldly snorted. “Those fools might not understand, but I know what you’re trying to do.” He didn’t dare meet Meng Qi’s gaze and instead turned his head to look outside the cave. He snorted again before continuing, “The battle for the Demon Monarch’s throne is indeed dangerous…”
At this point, Ji Wujiong quickly glanced at Meng Qi and continued, “Alright, alright. As far as I know, every time the Demon Monarch’s Order appears, it’s a three-month-long bloody massacre in the Demon Realm. The sky is darkened by the bloodshed, countless powerful demons fall, and some weaker clans that choose the wrong side might even face extinction. But he is the current monarch after all. He won the last time, and how could he possibly lose in the next battle, a hundred years later?! Meng Qi…”
“I can understand your mood, but are you looking down on the Demon Monarch? Or perhaps, you don’t think highly of White Tiger Sovereign?” Ji Wujiong’s voice sounded exasperated, “Or…” His eyes suddenly glinted, and he touched his chin with great interest: “Did I miss something? With your usual blind worship of Yun Qingyan, you shouldn’t be so worried about him. “
“Hmph,” Meng Qi snorted coldly, very rare of her. She bent down and picked up the profound-grade spirit stone that Ji Wujiong had thrown away, stubbornly shutting her mouth.
“Let me guess. We don’t know what happened after the encounter with Lin Yan in the Starfallen Sea, but you suddenly changed. You eagerly abandoned those deadweights and even gave up on wanting to be Yun Qingyan’s disciple. You realized that your talent wasn’t sufficient and was willing to become my disciple, enduring damage to your appearance and enduring extreme pain just to quickly advance your cultivation…” Ji Wujiong’s tone was nonchalant, but his eyes glinted as he fell into contemplation. Now, only he and Meng Qi were present. He could only vaguely guess what Lin Yan might have said to her. He might be a Void Comprehending cultivator, but he was no match for Lin Yan, who was the last profound-realm medical cultivator from the ancient era.
Nevertheless, he knew much more than the rest of the group, who were completely unaware of the events that followed. They didn’t even know what the forest was used for and probably assumed that they had only been unconscious for a while as they were brought out of the Starfallen Sea by Lin Yan.
“Is it related to some ancient secret or legacy?” Ji Wujiong frowned slightly. He crossed his arms in front of his chest, gently tapping his slender fingers on his arm.
Meng Qi rolled her eyes and still didn’t answer that question. After thinking for a moment, she took a step and walked towards the entrance of the cave. “Let’s go.”
“You don’t have to say, I’ll find out sooner or later,” Ji Wujiong remarked casually, his footsteps light. “But you shouldn’t be in such a rush. After all, you’re not a demon cultivator. Continuing like this won’t work. I’m afraid you would damage your foundation first before you even make it to the Spirit Severing stage. Crossing the tribulation is extremely risky. You might not be able to hold on next time.”
“I know,” Meng Qi said, “Demon cultivators rely on star arrays and star power to cultivate, and their cultivation speed is faster than human cultivators and devil cultivators. Demon cultivators’ natural constitution is unparalleled in the Three Realms. But we humans are blessed with the strongest learning ability. Many spells, artifacts, pills… and so on, all come from cultivators in the Three Thousand Worlds.”
“It’s fine if you understand,” Ji Wujiong said as he walked beside her. “Actually, if you aren’t in a hurry, follow me for a hundred years. Let me guide and instruct you properly, and your future achievements will be limitless. In my opinion, having a Dao companion and such is all nonsense. Only cultivation is the true path of the Dao. You might as well give up on that…”
He hadn’t finished his sentence when Meng Qi’s gaze swept over. Although her expression wasn’t particularly harsh, Ji Wujiong immediately shut his mouth. During their first battle in the Great Tournament Barrier, he had already deeply experienced Meng Qi’s stubbornness when it came to Yun Qingyan.
“Many thanks for Master’s guidance,” Meng Qi’s tone was faint. Her eyelids drooped, and her long eyelashes gently trembled as she focused on moving forward.
“…” Ji Wujiong’s lip twitched as he threw Meng Qi a glance. Why did he finally get his wish, being called Master by Meng Qi, and yet he didn’t feel the slightest bit happy?!
“Cough… cough…” Ji Wujiong cleared his throat. “Since you’ve become my disciple and a member of my Ji Clan, there are some things I should tell you.”
“Oh,” Meng Qi responded, “Please tell me, Master.”
“Where are we going now?” Ji Wujiong didn’t immediately state his purpose and instead asked, “Are we going back to Jingyue City?”
“Yes,” Meng Qi nodded. “I want to see if I can heal Jingyuetian’s young master.”
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