Liu Ming went straight to his cave house after leaving the main peak of the Taiqing Sect.
Speaking of which, he had not slept peacefully in the past year, so he really needed a good rest. In addition, he must first take stock of the final income of this trip to the ruins, so as to prepare for his future plans.
As he pondered in his mind, the purple flying sword under his feet had already reached the sky above the mountain where his cave house was located.
When as soon as he came back to his senses, he saw a graceful figure of a girl from a distance, standing outside his cave house. She seemed to be waiting for a long time.
Seeing this, Liu Ming’s expression changed. He was naturally familiar with this girl’s aura. She was Jia Lan.
“Junior Sister Apprentice Jia Lan.” Liu Ming called out in mid-air as he landed.
When Jia Lan heard Liu Ming’s voice, her delicate body trembled slightly. She turned around and smiled at Liu Ming,
“Brother Liu, welcome back.”
This seemingly simple sentence made Liu Ming’s chest warm. He couldn’t help but feel tenderness in his heart. He took a few steps forward and hugged her in his arms.
Jia Lan obviously didn’t expect Liu Ming to hug her suddenly. Her body trembled slightly and her cheeks flushed, but she didn’t struggle.
“Junior Sister Apprentice Jia Lan, I…” Only then did Liu Ming realize that he was a little rude, he quickly let go of his hands and wanted to explain something.
“By the way, it has been a year since Brother Liu left. A few months ago, I heard that one of the team leaders, Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin, was suddenly teleported out of the ruins for some reason. After some inquiries, I knew that you guys encountered several crisis in the ruins… These few days are actually my critical moment to break through to the later stage, but I always feel a little restless, so I simply came out to wait for Brother Liu’s return.” Before Liu Ming could finish speaking, Jia Lan lowered her head and explained. There seemed to be a hint of sadness in her eyes.
“Sorry for letting you worry.” Jia Lan’s words made Liu Ming feel a little more affectionate.
“I know Brother Liu must be quite tired, you should go back and have a rest. I’ll go to other places by myself to relax my mind, then… then I’ll go back.” As Jia Lan heard this, she bit her lips and said so.
“If the junior sister apprentice doesn’t dislike it, I’m willing to accompany you.” Liu Ming said so surprisingly.
Ever since he had sex with Yao Ji in the ruin that day, he suddenly became enlightened about the matter of man and woman.
“Okay, then I’ll trouble Brother Liu.”
Hearing this, Jia Lan was startled at first, then she nodded in delight.
Liu Ming raised his sleeve, and a black cloud carried them toward the Thousands Spirit Mountain.
In the following days, whether it was the winding path, small stream, the pavilion in the middle of the mountain or the waterfall, one could see a man and a woman.
Liu Ming seemed to have forgotten all the mundane things. He just accompanied Jia Lan to wander in some beautiful places in Thousands Spirit Mountain, enjoy tea and chat casually.
Speaking of which, this Thousands Spirit Mountain Range was originally a blessed land with outstanding people. The scenes here were like paradise.
Their relationship was also rapidly increasing.
In the eyes of other disciples, they were already a destined couple. This made some male disciples who were originally interested in Jia Lan both envious and jealous, but they were helpless.
Sha Tongtian was completely heartbroken after witnessing the affair between Liu Ming and Jia Lan. He just stayed in the Scriptures Pavilion.
After all, Liu Ming’s great deeds in the upper realm ruins had spread all over the sect on the day after everyone returned. No one would ever question his position as the first person of the inner sect.
There were even rumors that the executives had already made a decision that once he advanced to the Real Pellet State, he would immediately be recruited into the Futu Palace and become an esoteric disciple.
On an open grassland at the foot of the mountain, Liu Ming and Jia Lan were casually leaning on a boulder side by side.
“Brother Liu, when we were in Yunchuan Continent, you helped me repeatedly. Even after I returned to the Sea Creature Clan, you did not regard me as an enemy… From then on, were your feeling to me no longer as simple as fellow apprentice?” Jia Lan blinked and asked Liu Ming softly.
“I…” Liu Ming’s face blushed slightly, and he didn’t know how to answer for a while.
Jia Lan saw Liu Ming thinking for a long time, then she asked with a smile,
“Why did you agree to fight with Wen Zeng for me? When peak master proposed the engagement, you didn’t refuse either. You must have some feeling for me right?”
“Junior Sister Apprentice Jia Lan, actually…” There was a hint of awkwardness on Liu Ming’s face. After hesitating for a while, he was about to say something. Suddenly, a buzzing sound came from Jia Lan’s token.
Jia Lan was shocked slightly. She patted it with one hand, and a light flashed out from the token.
“I just left the sect for only a month, and you went out of the seclusion without permission to travel around! You’re now at the critical moment of breaking through! Hurry back to continue seclusion!”
It was her master, Senior Nun Yu Qing.
“Brother Liu, master urged me to back to cultivate in seclusion, I’m afraid we have to not see each other for a while.” Jia Lan said reluctantly with a bitter face.
“Since your master said so, you should go back to cultivate first. I have some elixirs to help breaking through to the Crystallization Period later stage. Maybe they will be helpful.” Liu Ming frowned when he heard this, but he immediately took out several bottles of elixirs, among which were several earth grade yun spirit pills.
“Thank you, Brother Liu.”
After Jia Lan took the bottles that Liu Ming handed over, she put them into the storage bracelet without looking.
After a pause, she suddenly took a step forward and lightly kissed Liu Ming’s cheek. After that, she shyly stepped back and flew toward Piaomiao Peak in a blue light.
Liu Ming touched his cheek where he had been kissed, and his mind was tumbling for a while. He only calmed it down after a while.
He always thought he had strong self-control, but for Jia Lan, he had an inexplicable feeling in his heart.
Spending the past few days together made this feeling surface, but at the last moment, he still failed to take the last step.
Liu Ming returned to the cave house’s secret room. After meditating for a day and a night, his mental state had finally calmed down. He waved and released a pile of items onto the floor.
These were all the harvests in the ruins except for the semi-finished Mountain River Pearl:
11 Mountain River Pearl embryos, 1 demonic crystal bead, 1 purple yuan fruit, a lot of beastkin eggs, dozens of spirit gathering stones, and some colorful spiritual herbs.
Except for the special golden chicken egg that made Xie’er and Fei’er a little frightened, the rest of the dead beastkin eggs were of little use to the current Liu Ming. He intended to find a chance to sell them all and exchange them for spirit stones.
As for those spiritual herbs and purple yuan fruit, he planned to deal with them later.
As for the spirit gathering stones, he planned to arrange a small spirit gathering array in the cave house when he had spare time in the future.
After some thought, he sorted these things and put them back in the Sumeru Ring. When he saw the demonic crystal bead, he decided to keep it close to him.
After that, there were only 11 Mountain River Pearl Embryos left on the ground as well as that special three crown golden chicken egg.
As soon as he waved his hand, 11 yellow beads floated up, emitting circles of yellow halos.
Liu Ming thought quickly.
He no longer had First Yuan Heavy Water in his hands at the moment, but if he paid attention to various markets and auctions in the future, he should still have some chances to find some. If he could sacrificial refine all 11 Mountain River Pearl Embryos into a semi-finished magic weapon, his strength would naturally rise to an unimaginable level.
Of course, if he wanted to activate these 12 Mountain River Pearls at the same time, even if it was only a semi-finished magic weapon, it was not an easy task. His cultivation needed to be higher at least.
After Liu Ming had a plan, he put away the 11 yellow crystal beads, picked up the egg and studied it again, but he couldn’t find anything special in it.
“Is this really a mutated beastkin egg!”
Mutation in beastkin was caused by unknown reasons. It could cause changes in the beastkin’s natural power.
This kind of mutation could be good or bad. It might turn an ordinary beastkin into an overpowered existence or it might turn a superb spiritual beast into a waste.
Mutated beastkins were not uncommon in the Middle Sky Continent. At the Changyang Market, the mind imitation insect eggs that Liu Ming accidentally obtained were regarded as mutated green yarn cicada eggs by 2 Haoran Academy cultivators.
Xie’er and Fei’er could also be considered as mutated beastkins. Both of them were now contaminated with a trace of the ancient giant demon’s aura, and they had also absorbed some power of the Sky Beastkin’s blood essence, resulting in several mutations.
Liu Ming looked at the golden beast egg in his hand with a contemplative look. After a while, he seemed to have made up his mind and flew in a certain direction.
An hour later, he stood on a slope in front of 2 tall peaks in the depths of Thousands Spirit Mountain Range.
There were several huge iron ropes connecting the 2 peaks, and a wooden plaque with a size of nearly 300 meters hung below the iron rope.
This plaque was carved out of a whole ancient tree. It was densely covered with circles of growth rings, which showed that it was at least 10,000 years old. Such a giant tree wasn’t ordinary. This plaque was also not as simple as a plaque.
3 vigorous characters of “Spiritual Beast Garden” were written on it.
This was an important place in the Taiqing Sect, where it specialized in domesticating spiritual beasts.
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