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“Little Prince Yan, why are you walking so fast? You forgot to take something.”
Yin Nian’s voice was heard before the person himself arrived, it spread as far as 800 li, everyone on the scene uniformly looked at Yan Tianhen and Yin Nian.
Yin Nian’s identity could be said to be unprecedented in Myriad Dao Academy. After all, this kid was the Young Palace Master of Reincarnation Palace who made all the Divine Clans call for a fight.
In addition, Yan Tianhen was the second in line successor. If the two met, it would create a unique commotion.
Gu Ruyu rushed forward and stopped Yin Nian in front of him. He sized him up and asked, “What are you doing?”
When they went to the Southwest Land’s beast clan last time, Gu Ruyu did not follow, but after he heard Qi Feiqing mention Yin Nian, he naturally became a little wary of him.
Somehow, judging from Qi Feiqing’s narrative, Gu Ruyu always felt that this kid deliberately approached Yan Tianhen to get close to him and harbored ill intentions.
Yin Nian raised his eyebrows and said, “What are you stopping me for? Would I be able to take advantage of him in broad daylight? Although Little Prince Yan is handsome, he is not my type.”
Gu Ruyu said coldly, “Watch your mouth.”
Yin Nian said, “What’s wrong with my mouth? It’s not like I gave my respects to your mother.”
Gu Ruyu has an impulse to draw his sword.
Yan Tianhen thought that if Yin Nian continued to talk, Gu Ruyu would really pull out his sword, so he said, “Why are you looking for me?”
Yin Nian answered with a smile, “Can’t I look for you even if there’s nothing wrong? We are already so familiar with each other. Don’t be so heartless.”
Yan Tianhen’s eyelids twitched and said, “I’m not that familiar with you. Don’t speak like we’re close friends.”
Gu Ruyu asked, “What exactly do you want to do?”
Yin Nian sighed, pretending to be aggrieved, and said, “I’m trying to be a good man in vain. My kindness was mistaken for evil intent. I’ve specially brought Little Prince Yan some spiritual plants that he needed. Now that you’ve turned me away, let’s leave these herbs aside for the time being.”
“Wait.” Yan Tianhen walked around Gu Ruyu and went to Yin Nian. “You’re here to give me spiritual plants?”
Yin Nian curled his lips and said, “This Young Master is in a bad mood now and I don’t want to give it to you anymore. I’ll go and report on the completion of the task.”
“Completing a task for someone…” Yan Tianhen immediately grinned, raised his hand to Yin Nian’s shoulder, and turned his attitude abruptly. “Aiya, there have been many misunderstandings just now. Don’t blame us, Young Palace Master Yin. We have such a good relationship. Who’s a stranger here? Let’s go and have a cup of tea in my room.”
Seeing this, Yin Nian also climbed up the pole and made a face at Gu Ruyu, saying, “Since you are so sincere, it is better to accept deferentially than to decline courteously.”
Gu Ruyu’s expression became even darker.
“You can’t just casually say stuff like this…”
After closing the door, Yin Nian took out some colorful spiritual plants from his storage ring and handed them to Yan Tianhen. “Here, Huarong Sword Immortal asked me to give them to you. The Fiends are coming. He is very busy and definitely can’t leave right now.”
Yan Tianhen took the spiritual plants he asked for and asked, “Huarong Gege also needs to go out to guard the city?”
Yin Nian said, “He is in the sect, and to begin with, his identity is that of a guardian of the sect. Of course, he has to personally go and take the lead.”
Yan Tianhen touched the hard-to-find spiritual plants, but his heart felt complicated. He asked, “Why did he give these things to you and have you pass them to me? You two knew each other before?”
Yin Nian answered with some pride, “Of course, Huarong Sword Immortal and I have a deep relationship. Speaking of which, he and my master are old friends.”
Yan Tianhen said, “Huarong Gege and Demonic Spectre Venerable actually have a friendship?”
Yin Nian nodded. “Didn’t expect that, did you?”
Yan Tianhen said, “Indeed, I really didn’t expect that an immortal like Huarong Gege can have a friendship with you Reincarnation Palace people. He was probably deceived by you.”
Yin Nian, “…What you said is too mean, I brought you things for Huarong Sword Immortal, yet you treat me like this.”
Yan Tianhen touched his nose and said, “Then, thank you.”
Yin Nian displayed his disdain with his expression.
Yin Nian looked at the appearance of Yan Tianhen bowing his head and gently stroking the spiritual plants. He always felt that he had a desire to talk, and suddenly couldn’t help asking, “I really don’t understand why Huarong Sword Immortal is so indulgent and concerned about you. He also gave you his peaceful cultivation ground to plant spiritual herbs, this is not like him at all.”
Yan Tianhen was not sure about Lin Xuanzhi’s attitude towards him, but now that Yin Nian said so, he was sure. Yan Tianhen smiled, his eyes shining as bright as stars. “I must have used my power to bully and bribe him.”
“Tch, many people say that about you, but I know it’s impossible.” Yin Nian waved his hand, especially disdained, and said, “People who can say such words don’t know anything about Huarong Sword Immortal. People like him would rather break than bend. I’m afraid the benefits that can truly tempt him have never appeared in this world yet. There is only one possibility for him to let you step onto his island, and that is, he willingly let you onto the island.”
Yan Tianhen tilted his head and said, “I only found out now that you’re actually very good at talking.”
Yin Nian, “……”
Shouldn’t this kind of thing be discovered long ago?
Yin Nian grinned evilly and said, “Don’t be happy too early. I only like to tell the truth and don’t like to tell lies. Although Huarong Sword Immortal treats you unusually, don’t think too much of it. In any case, you and him have no future together.”
Yan Tianhen said, “I just said that you can talk, but now you don’t speak human words anymore. I think Huarong Sword Immortal and I are a very good match.”
“I didn’t say that you are not a good match.” Yin Nian was still laughing, and said, “I was just saying that you guys are not suitable for each other.”
Yan Tianhen looked at Yin Nian, the atmosphere was very quiet for a moment.
Yin Nian didn’t seem to notice Yan Tianhen’s emotional change. He said to himself, “Prince Ye, some people are not suitable to be together by nature. For example, you are a person of the secular world, and you are naturally stained with the earthly mortal realm. You are rich; the world, the Nine Lands, and the four seas are your subjects. Is there anything you want that you can’t get? However, Huarong Sword Immortal is such a pure person. He avoids the mundane world and lives in seclusion. He wholeheartedly seeks the Dao and cultivates his immortality. After a hundred years, he will become a saint and an immortal. However, if he is contaminated with the dust of the mortal world, his path to immortality will disappear. Little Prince Yan, you can’t be too selfish: he doesn’t want to enter the mundane world, so you must not force him to enter the mundane world.”
Yan Tianhen’s vision went dark, not because Yin Nian’s words were unpleasant and straightforward, but because even an outsider could see this and see his and Lin Xuanzhi’s future in such a way, so how could he himself not understand?
It was nothing more than self-deception.
He and Huarong Sword Immortal, just as You Ming had said, one was in the secular world, and one was outside the secular world. Unless one compromises, otherwise the secular world and the orthodox Dao will never allow those who stand in the highest positions to get together.
However, everyone knew the reasoning, but if everything was done according to logic and reason, then there would be no disputes in the world.
Yan Tianhen asked coolly, “Yin Nian, in what capacity did you come to say these words to me? In other words, who are you to Huarong Sword Immortal, that he needs you to lecture for him?”
Yin Nian shrugged his shoulders, thinking that the little prince might be about to explode. He said, “I have a deep relationship with Huarong Sword Immortal. Little Prince Yan, are you willing to give up your worldly status and completely convert to the orthodox Dao for him?”
Yan Tianhen didn’t know what Yin Nian had seen and how Yin Nian could tell that he was determined to win Lin Xuanzhi, so that he acted so aggressively to Yan Tianhen right now, but Yan Tianhen could give Yin Nian an answer to this question right now, “I won’t withdraw from the mundane world, at least not now. In the future, it depends on the development of the world. But regardless of whether I involve myself with worldly affairs or withdraw from worldly affairs, it has nothing to do with who I like and who I want to sleep with.”
Yin Nian sighed and said, “You should first inquire about the affairs between Wan Miantang and Qin Yan. Let’s see if you can still say this after that. As for other things, people who are not far-sighted must have immediate worries. People… are always too confident and think things are simple. They don’t know that the calm ocean is just the tip of the iceberg. The real trouble is still behind them!”
After saying something inexplicable, Yin Nian left the East Courtyard.
He was originally from the North Courtyard. If it weren’t for the fact that Lin Xuanzhi really couldn’t leave this time and that he was also worried about sending spiritual plants to Yan Tianhen, he would never have sent Yin Nian to deliver the goods.
But when it was handed over to others, Lin Xuanzhi also couldn’t really trust them. At least Yin Nian was his apprentice, and he had also dealt with Yan Tianhen before.
However, if Lin Xuanzhi found out that Yin Nian came to Yan Tianhen and said these words like one with a brain cramp, would he regret his decision? In fact, Yin Nian had long wanted to meet Yan Tianhen.
Not for anything else, but for Lin Xuanzhi’s “special care for Yan Tianhen.”
Yin Nian had never seen Lin Xuanzhi care so much about anyone. Although Master treated him extremely well and was also very strict, there was always a kind of care and love similar to the elders in it. However, with Lin Xuanzhi’s attitude towards Yan Tianhen, it seemed as if he was trying to encircle this person in his arms step by step.
When Yin Nian thought of Yin Chongyue’s words, he couldn’t help but think, Master looks like a man longing for his lover. He’s treating Yan Tianhen like this, is it because of the relationship between Yan Tianhen and the former sweetheart in Master’s heart?
Yin Nian was thinking hard and scratched his head, but still couldn’t think of it.
Reincarnation Palace was all over the Nine Lands, and the spies were all around like stars. There were so many. If he wanted to know something, someone would naturally report it to him, but Yin Nian had never found out Yan Tianhen’s past, let alone his Master’s.
It was very difficult to hide a relationship.
Yan Tianhen’s future road was probably going to be bumpy.
The patrol was decided on the same day.
There were a total of eight groups, with two groups rotating daily, led by the Sword God Hall, and assisted by the Tool Ocean Hall and Pill Limit Hall.
Except for the few disciples who went out to gain experience outside the Sect and a few really timid ones, all the other disciples above the Profound Realm’s Separated Spirit Stage actively signed up to join the city patrol.
The twelve bells rang. As the sun went down and the sea of clouds rolled, the sect gates were finally sealed again after many years.
The patrol team left through the side door, and each of them had an access card in their hands. One could only enter and exit this side door with an access card and a drop of blood. The safety factor was high. On the first day of patrol, Lin Xuanzhi was in charge.
Standing at the head of the city wall, overlooking the lights of Ethereal City, he ascended to the top and leaned on the railings, feeling something indescribable in his heart.
He remembered that when he was in the Five Continents, he and Ah Hen were very poor for a period of time. He was seriously injured in bed, and he didn’t know whether Lin Zhan was dead or alive. There were also many villains in the Lin family, so it could be said that his life was hard, let alone being able to even reach happiness.
But around that time, even when he had been judged as a crippled waste, his heart and mind still hadn’t experienced deep pain.
However, eight years ago, he followed Yan Tianhen for many days and rescued Yan Tianhen from the maws of a demonic beast during a critical moment, only to hear, “Thank you, Daoist friend.”
At that moment, he suddenly felt that Heaven and Earth were dark, and the sun and moon no longer shined.
The lanterns in the houses were blazing, like the stars all lit up, as bright as the sea.
It’s a pity that there will never be a single one specially lit for him again.
Lin Xuanzhi closed his eyes and hid all his thoughts.
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