In the main hall of Piaomiao Peak.
Tianyin Shangren was sitting on the main seat while Yin Jiuling and Yuyin Zi were sitting on both sides.
On this occasion, there was no place for Liu Ming and Jia Lan; they stood behind Yin Jiuling and Yuyin Zi.
Since Yin Jiuling sat down, he had been talking with Yuyin Zi and Tianyin Shangren, but his eyes were keeping on Jia Lan. Half of his face was ruddy like baby’s, making the other half dried face seem moistened a lot.
“Peak Master Yin, what do you think about my disciple?” Yuyin Zi saw this, but instead of reprimanding him, she said with a smile.
“Haha, in terms of appearance and cultivation qualifications, Nephew Disciple Jia Lan are all excellent. This is really wonderful, wonderful!” Yin Jiuling said with a smile.
Liu Ming’s heart skipped when he heard the words, vaguely sensing something here.
But Jia Lan’s head was slightly lowered; her expression couldn’t be seen.
“Well, Liu Ming, Jia Lan, you 2 come in front.” Tianyin Shangren beckoned them and said with a slight smile.
Upon hearing this, Jia Lan looked up, revealing a beautiful face that was a little flushed, but she immediately realized her impoliteness. She quickly walked out after responding.
After Liu Ming was taken aback, he walked out slowly under Yin Jiuling’s gaze.
“After this match, things about the 2 of you will probably be spread throughout the sect soon. Peak Master Yin and Junior Sister Apprentice Yuyin Zi have just discussed it in private. Since you 2 already have a bond, then I will officially decide the marriage between both of you in front of your master.” Tianyin Shangren said with a smile.
Although Liu Ming had a hunch, his face still changed slightly upon hearing this; he was stupefied on the spot.
Jia Lan’s face turned red when she heard the words. She lowered her head slightly, but said nothing. She seemed to have acquiesced in this matter.
“It’s great!” Yin Jiuling nodded slightly, seeming very satisfied.
Yuyin Zi also looked at Liu Ming and Jia Lan with a hint of joy.
Liu Ming quickly recovered his calmness. When he turned around and saw Jia Lan’s expression, he couldn’t help but frown slightly. After thinking for a while, he secretly smiled bitterly. In the end, he didn’t say anything.
At this moment, Yuyin Zi looked at Liu Ming softly and slowly said,
“Nephew Disciple Liu has already reached the Crystallization Period later stage at such a young age, I think you will soon break the crystal and condense it into pellet.”
“Disciple has just stepped into the later stage, and I have not even entered the Pseudo Pellet State. I’m afraid I need some time before breaking the crystal and condensing it into pellet…” Liu Ming replied respectfully after suppressing the distracting thoughts in his mind.
“Very good. Nephew Disciple Liu not only does well in cultivating, but he also has a mature mind. It seems that I’m right to entrust you to my disciple. By the way, the Tianmen Convention is about to start, so you need to do a lot of preparation. The marriage between you and Jia Lan will just leave it as it is right now. When either 1 of you advances into the Real Pellet State, we will celebrate the dual cultivation ceremony and let you 2 formally become partners.” Yuyin Zi was very satisfied with Liu Ming’s answer, then she suggested this to Yin Jiuling immediately.
“Since Miss Yuyin is so well thought on this, we will do it this way!” Yin Jiuling agreed to it.
Tianyin Shangren of course didn’t have any objection at all.
But Liu Ming was speechless for a while, and his mind was a little more confused.
It didn’t take long for the match on the Piaomiao Peak to spread throughout the sect.
The “heroic deeds” of Liu Ming breaking Wen Zeng’s curse array with a sword and smashing the Buddhist Small Sumeru Vajra Array with punches had spread among the inner and outer disciples. There were even a few versions of the story.
His fame had already been on par with Luo Tiancheng’s fame.
On that day, after Liu Ming left Piaomiao Peak with Yin Jiuling, he bade farewell to his master and went back to his cave house directly to train hard with his spiritual pets so that he could be stronger before the Tianmen Convention.
Since he experienced the power of Luo Tiancheng, Wen Zeng and others, he had already put away his contempt for cultivators of the same level.
After all, there were always people who were stronger than him. The Middle Sky Continent was a vast land with tens of thousands of sects. He was not the only one who had the strength far surpassing his peers.
Although the marriage contract was not his wish, since the 2 peak masters had already agreed on it for him and Jia Lan also rejected Wen Yuan and others with this reason, he could not refuse and explain more.
Fortunately, the marriage contract would only be fulfilled after the 2 had actually advanced to Real Pellet State, so he didn’t have to worry about that now. After all, if he couldn’t reach the Real Pellet State, he probably couldn’t survive the bubble absorption twice.
Of course, the main reason was that deep in Liu Ming’s heart, there was also an unexplainable feeling for Jia Lan.
However, for most of the time after the battle with Wen Zeng, Jia Lan had never been to his cave house; there wasn’t even a message from her.
In this way, Liu Ming could practice without distraction during this period.
1 day after some time, in the cave house’s secret room, Liu Ming was sitting cross-legged on one side, ordering the 2 spiritual pets to have a practice match.
“Gaga, guess who is the real me!”
9 identical boys in green clothes jumping up and down everywhere in the secret room. Their movements were agile, and they spouted green flames from their mouths from time to time.
But the girl in black tulle showed a trace of disdain. With a soft snort, she gently pushed 1 hand; a breeze of light yellow rose below her feet. The countless gravel on the secret room trembled slightly and turned into a yellow sandstorm of a foot size. The gravel rubbed against each other and maed a constant noise amidst the sandstorm
The girl in black tulle gently pointed to the air. The yellow sandstorm split into 9 sandstorms that surged at the 9 boys in green clothes overwhelmingly.
“You have underestimated me!”
The 9 boys in green clothes shook their heads and replied in unison. At the same time, their eyes gleamed, and countless strange spirit patterns appeared on their white faces. They launched gray ghost flames from their mouths.
The sandstorms were wrapped up by the gray ghost flames, and their spirituality was lost. Suddenly, the gravel scattered all over the secret room, and a burst of yellow dust spread out
Liu Ming moved his mind, and the 8 tentacles sea beastkin attached to his chest made a sound and turned into a silver armor, emitting a faint silver light curtain that blocked the sky full of gravel.
After about a few seconds, the yellow dust gradually dissipated, but the figure of girl in black tulle was gone. The 9 boys in green clothes all looked slightly shocked.
At this moment, behind 1 of the boys in green clothes, a slender black figure flashed and broke out of the ground. It was the girl in black tulle, Xie’er.
Her 1 hand probed out at lightning speed, clutching the boy in green clothes by his shoulder.
The boy in green clothes showed a hint of surprise. He forcibly turned around and punched at the black shadow. A burst of green flame rolled out.
The girl in black tulle turned, tapped 1 leg on the ground and retreated for 30 meters. She appeared before Liu Ming.
With a bang, the green flame hit the wall of the secret room, and the faint blue light curtain on the wall trembled slightly before returning to its original state.
“You lost, I have found your true body.” The girl in black tulle said with a hint of anger on her cold face and a slight disdain in her tone.
“Really?” The 9 boys in green clothes laughed at the same time, and they were wrapped in a burst of green smoke.
8 green smoke disappeared into thin air. In the other corner of the secret room, a boy in green clothes was grinning at the girl in black tulle triumphantly. There were 8 more green beads around his neck.
The girl in black tulle was taken aback as she saw the boy in green clothes in the corner; she was speechless for a while.
Liu Ming was also a little surprised.
During the entire battle, he could see clearly from the side that the real body of Demon Flying Skull was obviously the 1 that Bone Scorpion caught before, but after transforming back, he somehow appeared in the corner. Could it be that Demon Flying Skull could shift his real body between other clones?
“1 more!” The girl in black tulle said unconvincingly.
“Come on then!” The boy in green clothes also didn’t back down as he pouted and said.
At this moment, the identity token on Liu Ming’s waist was slightly trembling. A low voice came from it.
“All the disciples selected to participate in the Tianmen Convention will gather on the main peak of Taiqing Sect 3 days later.”
Liu Ming’s expression turned solemn upon hearing the words.
“Master is going to the Tianmen Convention so soon?” The girl in black tulle said with eyes wide open.
“Gaga, Tianmen Convention, Tianmen Convention!” The boy in green clothes said with excitement after hearing this.
“There seems to be some time before the Tianmen Convention is held. Why are we being summoned so soon? Is it possible that the venue is far away?”
Liu Ming murmured, and he immediately slapped the soul-recovering bags around his waist; Bone Scorpion and Demon Flying Skull turned into 2 mists and rolled into the soul-recovering bags.
He casually cleaned up the messy secret room, then he left the cave house and flew toward the sect market.
Half a day later, when he returned to the cave house again, there was a thick stack of talisman and some healing elixirs in the Sumeru Ring.
Although he wasn’t in shortage of magic weapons, spiritual weapons and elixirs and his attack methods were endless, the Tianmen Convention’s secret realm was not a simple place. It was better to prepare more for emergencies.
For the next 3 days, he just meditated quietly in the cave house to recover his body condition to the peak state as much as possible.
Early in the morning on the 3rd day, Liu Ming left his cave house and flew toward the highest peak of the Taiqing Sect.
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