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Chapter 327 The Origin of the Hare
Tianci tugged at the hem of Hua Qiyue’s robe and looked at her piteously. There was longing in his eyes that Hua Qiyue had never seen before.
Yun s.h.i.+mo just remained silent. Sometimes, the more one said, the more mistakes he would make. Thus, he just stared pa.s.sionately at the woman he hadn’t seen in more than two years.
For more than two years, he had been engaged in comprehension and meditation. He had let go of the distracting thoughts in his mind, but there was always a woman deeply rooted in his heart.
After comprehending the Heavenless Book, he came all the way here non-stop, never resting for days and nights.
The whistling of the autumn wind sounded like her voice.
The caress of the autumn wind resembled that from her white hands.
He wanted to be near her all the time, but he was full of fear. He was afraid that Hua Qiyue wouldn’t want to see him and would ask him to leave.
However, he went to her anyway and decided that he would never leave her and Tianci again.
“Mom, agree. Mom!” The little fellow had been tugging at Hua Qiyue’s hand, and his voice was full of supplication.
Hua Qiyue puckered her lips and cast the silent Yun s.h.i.+mo a glare. They hadn’t seen each other for two years, but now the man was not only thin but also unshaven, looking ten years older.
In fact, Hua Qiyue could almost dream of Yun s.h.i.+mo every night. She dreamed that he only stared at her silently, his eyes full of supplication.
There were several nights that Hua Qiyue dreamed of Yun s.h.i.+mo coming and holding her tight. But in the dreams, she had no strength to resist and was held tightly and forcibly kissed by him, and then, he took further steps.
When she woke up from her dreams, Hua Qiyue felt ashamed of herself.
She hated that man so much, but she actually had such dreams, which really made her unable to forgive herself.
Now the man was genuinely standing before her, and she felt a little guilty. She lowered her head and took Tianci. “Mom is hungry. Let’s go home.”
Tianci gave Yun s.h.i.+mo a quick wink, beckoning him to follow them. An idea came to Yun s.h.i.+mo, and he followed them in silence.
Hua Qiyue ignored Tianpi and Sun Moon Deity, who were fighting fiercely. She performed the Mourning Steps and soon returned to the Ice Palace.
Yun s.h.i.+mo followed them to this place as well. He pulled a long face when he saw the vast and magnificent palace. It should be Tianpi who had prepared the palace, and they had lived here for more than two years. When Yun s.h.i.+mo thought that Tianpi had coveted Hua Qiyue all day long, he was not pleased.
“Qiyue, Tianci, you’re back. I have lunch ready for you…”
A baby-faced man came out of the palace merrily, but before he could finish his words, he choked. Hua Zun stared at the strange Yun s.h.i.+mo, with a hint of menace in his eyes!
“Tianci, Qiyue, who is he?”
“He’s my daddy!” Tianci answered swiftly. “Daddy, this is Uncle Hua Zun!”
At the same time, Yun s.h.i.+mo looked at Hua Qiyue coldly. He had thought that only Hua Qiyue and Tianpi stayed here, but suddenly, a man called Hua Zun appeared.
Although Hua Zun was not as handsome as he was, his white, round babyface was very pleasing, and anyone would like to pinch his face a few times.
“Dad?” Hua Zun watched Yun s.h.i.+mo in shock. For more than two years, he had imagined Tianci’s dad countless times. Now he saw Yun s.h.i.+mo at last. Yun s.h.i.+mo was very close to his imagination of him—his features were as deep as those of the ice sculpture; he was handsome, tall, with an air of indifference between his eyebrows; his whole body flowed with an intense regal aura, which made anyone dare not look down upon him.
Such a man was one in a million. Tianpi’s devilishly masculine beauty was just the reverse of this man’s beauty of indifference.
But the beauty of indifference stirred a desire to conquer. Was that why Hua Qiyue loved this man?
There was a strong sense of displeasure in Hua Zun’s heart. Without another word, he hit Yun s.h.i.+mo with a blow.
He was not so thoughtful as Tianpi had been, and he had no regard for Tianci’s feelings. After all, Hua Zun was far more jealous than Tianpi was.
Yun s.h.i.+mo was shocked inwardly. Hua Zun, who looked like 17 or 18 years old, actually had reached the great completeness of Great Deity, which made Yun s.h.i.+mo unable to make light of him.
Yun s.h.i.+mo’s figure flew suddenly away from the front of the palace, afraid that their fight would hurt Hua Qiyue and Tianci.
“Hey, Uncle Hua, don’t fight. It’s my dad…”
“Tianci, Uncle Hua Zun merely wants to test your dad’s Qi Art, so don’t be nervous. Let us dine inside first,” Hua Qiyue said indifferently.
Without looking at them, she stepped into the palace. Tianci was bewildered. Why was Mom not happy when she saw Dad?
Because Tianci had eaten too much in Ice City, he really could not eat much for lunch, so he finished eating his lunch quickly. The fighting outside continued throughout the meal. Given the rumbling sound, the fighting should be quite violent.
Tianci put down his bowl and chopsticks and ran away as fast as he could.
Hua Qiyue dined at a leisurely pace, but her heart was full of waves of complex emotions. Yun s.h.i.+mo must have made up his mind this time, hasn’t he? He came here and probably wouldn’t leave.
Hua Qiyue felt nothing but vexation. She clearly hated the man who had destroyed her in that way, but when she saw Yun s.h.i.+mo, she hated him so much and yet loved him so much. Those two complex feelings were entwined in her heart and made her heart ache.
When Hua Qiyue walked out of the palace after lunch, she saw Hua Zun covered with bruises. However, just as he had just arrived, Yun s.h.i.+mo was unruffled and did not sustain any injuries.
So Yun s.h.i.+mo won?
Hua Qiyue was shocked inwardly because Hua Zun was almost as mighty as Tianpi was. When they fought, neither side could score a success in a short time. But when Yun s.h.i.+mo and Hua Zun fought, the winner appeared so soon.
It indicated that Yun s.h.i.+mo was several times stronger than he used to be and could defeat Tianpi and Hua Zun…
When Hua Zun saw Hua Qiyue, he felt incredibly embarra.s.sed and lowered his head. There were a few bruises on his babyface, but they did not spoil his whiteness.
“Uncle Hua Zun, these are the medicine pellets I’ve refined. You must take them. And you will get better soon. Dad, look at what you have done! Why did you beat Uncle Hua Zun so severely!” the ten-year-old Tianci began to murmur.
Hua Zun felt warm inside, and a smile crept over his babyface. He took the medicine bottle Tianci had handed him and said, “Thank you, Tianci. It’s just a compet.i.tion.”
“Dad did it by accident!” Yun s.h.i.+mo said, poker-faced. He couldn’t cheer up when he found out that his son could refine medicine.
At this moment, Tianpi and Sun Moon Deity flew back to the front of the palace at full speed too. Tianpi’s face turned gloomy slightly when he saw the injured Hua Zun.
He understood, too, that Yun s.h.i.+mo’s strength had been advanced terribly, surpa.s.sing his in just two and a half years.
Hua Zun saw Sun Moon Deity at a glance and then looked at him in astonishment. “You…… you’re still alive?”
Sun Moon Deity snorted coldly but didn’t say anything.
It was obvious that they knew each other. Hua Qiyue was amused. Although she was the center of things, in the final a.n.a.lysis, she really did not know much about these people.
“Daddy, I’ll show you where I sleep!” Tianci said, smiling, and led Yun s.h.i.+mo inside.
Hua Zun was about to stop that, but Tianpi held him back. Tianpi cast a glance at Hua Qiyue and said, “Forget it. He’s come all the way here. You’re no match for him. It’s no use stopping him!”
Hua Zun gave him a black look. “Can’t we kill him together? Qiyue, will you allow us to kill him?”
It was obvious to Hua Zun that Hua Qiyue was not warm to Yun s.h.i.+mo. And she didn’t give a d.a.m.n for Yun s.h.i.+mo when he attacked Yun s.h.i.+mo.
Hua Qiyue said deadpan, “If you can kill him, just do it.”
Hearing that, Hua Zun glanced at Hua Qiyue strangely, and then at Tianpi. Then he took Tianpi aside and said, “Why, isn’t that man Tianci’s father? Why does Qiyue seem so indifferent to him?”
Tianpi leaned lazily against a tree. “It is a long story. But since Qiyue doesn’t want anyone else to know that part of her history, I won’t tell.”
“Hey, do you have to hide it from me like this?”
Hua Zun was a little angry. Overall, they had been here two and a half years without much fighting. Even if Hua Zun once cheated Tianpi and took the Hallucinatory Pearl, Tianpi seemed to no longer care about it.
“It is very kind of me to have such an att.i.tude towards my enemy. Don’t think that I have forgotten what you did to me, Hua Zun. I’ll never forget it!” Tianpi said coldly.
Hua Zun blushed and lowered his head to mumble, “I admit… we were so unfair to you. Qiyue liked and loved you, which should be your blessing. It’s too late for me to realize that.”
“So don’t ask for anything more before Qiyue. She won’t love you, and she won’t love me,” Tianpi snorted coldly.
However, he felt a fit of heart-wrenching pain. In the face of Hua Qiyue, how much strength did he have to suppress his love toward her?
Because of his guilt toward Tao Xian’er, Tianpi no longer forced Hua Qiyue. She loved Yun s.h.i.+mo, and he let her be with him. But deep down, he strongly did not wish to see that happened.
So he told Hua Qiyue what had happened that day. As a result, she did not marry Yun s.h.i.+mo.
But Hua Zun did not learn Tianpi’s lesson. He ran gallantly to Hua Qiyue, saying that he had something to tell her, and led her to the Bodhi Tree ahead.
Theoretically, there should be few green trees in the snow and ice, but not far away, the Evil Beasts Forest was full of Bodhi Trees.
The Bodhi Trees here were very special and did not fear the cold winter. They had remained evergreen in the bra.s.s monkey weather.
“Qiyue, you want to know the origin of Sun Moon Deity, right?”
Hua Zun looked at Hua Qiyue eagerly, like a child who wanted to be praised for his good deed.
Hua Qiyue felt it funny. There was too much childishness in Hua Zun, but he couldn’t do anything too bad, so she thought well of him.
“You know that?”
“Of course I do. Sun Moon Deity was a red-crowned crane that you had saved two lifetimes ago. At that time, it was still a bird around an immortal. Although it mastered some Qi Art, it could not shapes.h.i.+ft into a human being. At that time, it seemed that the immortal had broken the rules of heaven and was banished to the earth. Hmph, it was banished as well. The immortal vented all his anger on that poor thing and abused it almost to death. Then you took it back and fed it a drop of blood every day. It took you two years to bring the crane back to life,” Hua Zun said with a smile.
His eyes were full of longing and admiration for Hua Qiyue. “Qiyue, in this life and two lifetimes ago, you are a very good woman, and no one can compare with you.”