That's Xie Qian Lan, no doubt about it!
As soon as they saw each other, both sides moved almost simultaneously.
With a wave of his hand, a red glow emerged before turning into an arrow and shooting over. Xie Qian Lan had not even stepped out of the rift before he quickly raised his hand. With a strum of his qin, several bursts of wind surged forth, meeting with the arrow. Upon their collision, they erupted, causing powerful fluctuations in the air.
The rift shook violently, but the opening grew larger and larger.
Xie Qian Lan showed his form.
After not having seen him for months, he seemed more still than before. He was still in his showy red robes, but the frivolous look in his eyes was gone. After his delicate features became cold and austere, it even held a hint of a murderous air. He would not hold back against Shen Shui Yan. Each strike was made to kill.
After exchanging several quick blows, Shen Shui Yan was slightly exhausted.
After all, he was still holding Chu Mu Yun, and most of his cultivation was used to maintain the life-rejuvenation spell. How could he still have energy left to fight?
Fortunately, he was just stalling for time.
After stepping out of the rift did Xie Qian Lan notice Chu Mu Yun in Shen Shui Yan's arms.
He put his qin away abruptly and stopped his attack.
"What happened to him?" He asked in a cold voice.
Of course, Shen Shui Yan would not answer him. He took his opportunity to step right into the rift.
Xie Qian Lan narrowed his eyes. "Shen Shui Yan!"
However, Shen Shui Yan's figure has already been engulfed by the darkness.
Xie Qian Lan missed too much, but that did not hinder his judgment. He quickly understood: Shen Shui Yan was taking Chu Mu Yun to the Spirit Realm.
Then, Xie Qian Lan keenly sensed another familiar aura.
Before, he was so absorbed in fighting Shen Shui Yan that he didn't realize someone else was here.
For this man to hide his aura so well, his cultivation must be very high, and unfortunately, he must know him well too.
In the cold darkness of the rift, Xie Qian Lan saw an annoying silvery-white robe.
He was clearly a demon, and yet he always presented himself in a clean appearance. Even though his psyche was dark, he always pretended to be a reserved and distinguished person.
Who else could this be, if not his brother?
Mo Jiu Shao.
So it's him!
Xie Qian Lan was still wondering how Shen Shui Yan was able to get rid of the Beast of Charm. Turns out he was "helping" them!
Just as Mo Jiu Shao was able to guess Xie Qian Lan's thoughts at a glance, Lust was also able to guess Pride's thoughts with ease.
This was nothing more than a game he created to play with people, showing them a cruel redemption and gentle betrayal.
He watched all the joy, the pain; he watched as they struggled in the abyss of humanity, wandering, confused.
While he stood at the very top, smiling as he waited for his prey to step into his net before they eventually fall, becoming a pile of inorganic waste.
Xie Qian Lan wasn't in a hurry to enter the rift.
It was easy for him to return to the Spirit Realm, but certain things required him to be in the Human Realm if he were to figure out what was going on.
Who exactly is Shen Yun?
Since this Ice Spirit Beast didn't come from the Spirit Realm, then...where did he come from?
Why would an ancient spirit beast long known to be extinct for a long time suddenly descend to the human world?
Spiritual beasts had extraordinarily long lifespans. Even in a holy land with an abundance of spiritual energy, it would still take hundreds of years for a cub to grow into maturity. So, how did he grow up? And to have done it without showing any signs. How did he grow up in the Human Realm, which had such a low amount of spiritual energy?
Shen Shui Yan passed through the rift and saw the Spirit Realm that had always only been in the realm of legends.
Unlike the Human Realm, the skies here were not a clear translucent blue, but instead a dismal pale purple. A sun also graced the sky, but it was red like blood, and the light it emitted seemed to fill the entire space with the dense air of gore.
This place was eerie, cold, and deserted.
But Shen Shui Yan felt an inexplicable sense of familiarity with this. Even within the moment he just stepped in, he could feel his physical strength expanding several times over.
At the same time, He also noticed that Mo Jiu Shao's cultivation was rapidly climbing.
He had already been an unfathomable man to begin with, but he really couldn't predict him now.
Shen Shui Yan was smart enough that he immediately realized what the problem was.
Mo Jiu Shao smiled. "Indeed, Young Master Shen is born in the Spirit Realm."
Shen Shui Yan did not speak.
Mo Jiu Shao looked at the man in his arms and hinted meaningfully, "Mr. Shen, however, is a first time visitor."
Shen Shui Yan completely understood what he was trying to say.
Clearly, he had no impression of the Spirit Realm at all, and yet he felt so compatible with this place the moment he stepped in. Under the dazzling blaze of the sun, he could feel precisely the abundant energy around him converging into his body like a hundred rivers. He did not need to do anything, and he would be filled with inexhaustible energy.
On the other hand, Ah Yun clearly conflicted with this place. The air here surrounded him and Mo Jiu Shao intimately, but it was guarded against Chu Mu Yun, clearly unfamiliar with this person.
Shen Shui Yan frowned. From the moment he gained this amazing power, he knew what he was lacking.
But he was in no hurry. With Ah Yun by his side, nothing else was important.
Shen Shui Yan looked at Mo Jiu Shao. "I'm afraid I must trouble you, Mr. Mo." He needs to find a healer fast to treat Ah Yun as soon as possible.
After a slight pause, Mo Jiu Shao said, "Indeed, a very powerful healer resides in the Spirit Realm, but he is old and has not treated an outsider in a long time. I'm afraid a price must be paid to invite the man out."
Without even so much as a frown, Shen Shui Yan said, "Mr. Mo, where do we have to go to see this healer?"
Mo Jiu Shao said, "I can just take you there."
Shen Shui Yan said to him. "Many thanks, Mr. Mo. Shen Shui Yan dares not forget your kindness in his life. If you have any need in the future, I will definitely go through anything to help."
Mo Jiu Shao responded with a few polite words.
Chief Chu, who was listening in on the side, couldn't help but complain to his system. "I bet Baby Shui Yan is going to hack Pride to death with that little Qian Lan when he regains his memory."
Baby Zero, "..." A line of words passed through his mind, but he definitely didn't have the guts to say it.
Zero, Lord Host, when the game is up someday, I wonder if those psychos will hack you to death instead...
Shen Shui Yan had done his mental preparations because he thought that seeking help would be an arduous journey, but he never expected that after meeting this elderly healer...
The man was extremely surprised. "Ah Yan?" His hair was completely white with wrinkles all over his face. His eyes had turned slightly turbid, and he was clearly riddled with age. However, after seeing Shen Shui Yan, the man became much more spirited.
Shen Shui Yan was stunned. He was very sure he didn't know him.
The old man looked at his reaction and sighed. "You don't remember me anymore?"
Shen Shui Yan had no idea how to respond.
The old man, however, did not continue the topic and just looked seriously at him. "What happened? What do you need my help with?"
Shen Shui Yan was just about to speak when a chaotic noise sounded outside.
"You unlucky filth! A natural-born jinx like you should just scram and hide away!"
"Get away from me! I don't want your bad luck on me!"
"Can you stop showing up? Haven't you gotten enough people killed?!"
Countless words of malice were directed at a frail and skinny young man.