Chapter 1600: Prison Visit
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian and the other governors instantly stood up when they saw the Lifire Empyrean as they greeted, “Your subordinates pay our respects to palace lord.”
The Lifire Empyrean waved his hand. He smiled at Qin Wentian, “Qin Wentian, that’s really a job well done in the northern city regions. I’m sure your harvest this time around must have been great.”
“Reporting to palace lord, the various powers of the northern regions all voluntarily paid up the tributes they have not been paying for the past tens of years. Also, several powers privately gave me extra resources.” Qin Wentian reported honestly, he had no intentions to hide anything.
“Since they privately gave you the resources, there’s no need to report it up. As long as the contributions have no problems, things will be fine. To think that you broke through to the mid-stage so fast, your cultivation speed truly shocks me. In the future, you would definitely have greater accomplishments.” The Lifire Empyrean wasn’t stingy with his praises. “Do you have any requests? Let me see if I can fulfil them.”
“This is considered something your subordinate ought to do, how would I dare to have any requests?” Qin Wentian politely spoke. He then continued, “It’s just that it has been many years since this subordinate met with Ye Qianyu, might I hope for palace lord to grant me your permission to pay her a visit?”
“It has been so many years but you are still so attached to emotions, it’s truly rare to see a man like you. I naturally won’t obstruct you. Later on, I’ll get Protector Chen to bring you there.” The Lifire Empyrean smiled and nodded, it was like he didn’t mind at all. No one could guess at the Lifire Empyrean’s thoughts.
“Everyone please feel free to sit. Just pass the tributes to my handmaidens and that will do.” The Lifire Empyrean laughed. The five governors then passed the interspatial rings they collected over to the two serving ladies. It was very rare for the Lifire Empyrean to chat idly with them. In the midst of chatting, he suddenly turned to Qin Wentian, “Wentian, your demeanor is extraordinary. Right now, you should continue to temper yourself in the northern city regions for another period of time. In the future, if you want the position of one of the nine monarchs, I can also give one to you.”
The nine monarchs under the Lifire Empyrean were all rulers of their own territory, they had many mines under their control and their authority was even greater compared to one of the five governors. In addition, the cultivation resources they could gain was far more compared to what a governor could get.
Qin Wentian also didn’t know if the Lifire Empyrean truly wanted to recruit him or if he was just making use of him. But no matter what the truth was, at the very least, the Lifire Empyrean can be considered extremely benevolent towards him on the surface.
“Your subordinate dares not to have too much hope, I will follow all palace lord’s instructions.” Qin Wentian was still extremely polite, as low-profile as ever when in front of the Lifire Empyrean. The Lifire Empyrean laughed as a flash of deep intent flickered past his eyes.
After the two handmaidens finished calculating, they passed 10% of the cultivation resources to the governors. The governors then started to leave one by one. Governor Xia Hou didn’t forget to shoot a cold glance at Qin Wentian, his eyes as sharp as swords.
Qin Wentian didn’t leave, he followed Protector Chen, the man who brought him in here in the past, to the Lifire Jail.
After all the governors were gone, the Lifire Empyrean sat down on a sofa. The Purple Moon Immortal Emperor laid down and leaned against him as she spoke, “Palace Lord, back then Qin Wentian was only at the peak-stage of the immortal king realm. Right now, only slightly more than fifty years have passed yet he is already a mid-stage immortal emperor. You have to be on your guard against this man.”
“Oh? You think that he would be of trouble to me?” The Lifire Empyrean smiled.
“It has been fifty years but he still cannot forget Ye Qianyu, not hiding his affection and requesting to meet with her. Clearly, she has always been in his heart. However, Ye Qianyu is palace lord’s enemy. Qin Wentian has never truly submitted to you. If he grew strong enough, he would definitely have rebellious thoughts.” The Purple Moon Immortal Emperor spoke softly.
“Haha, do you think the Jialan Clan is so easy to deal with? I actually hope that he will grow stronger and stronger because if that’s the case, as long as Ye Qianyu is in my hands, he would continue to fight against the Jialan Clan. At that time if he is really beyond my control, it wouldn’t be too late to deal with him. Let alone the mid-stage, even if he is at the peak-stage, as long as he is in the immortal emperor realm, this seat can crush him easily.” The Lifire Empyrean laughed. Purple Moon didn’t say anything. The palace lord has a vision much wider than hers.
Inside the dark and sinister jail where Ye Qianyu was imprisoned, she was currently combing her hair. Despite her dreary conditions, she still tried her best to maintain her appearance. Even her cell was considered very clean.
“It has been fifty years, are you not tired?” In the opposite cell, a figure with dishevelled hair spoke with a low and hoarse voice.
Ye Qianyu couldn’t be bothered with him, she didn’t reply.
“But it’s fine since you are a feast for my eyes. Such a beautiful and sexy woman like you, I wonder how can the Lifire Empyrean really bear to confine you here? Given your beautiful face and figure, what a pity we are not cellmates, if not..hehehe.”
“Can you shut your filthy mouth?” Ye Qianyu calmly spoke but a flash of coldness could be seen in her eyes.
“Hahahaha, it was just too boring here in the past. Luckily there’s a beauty like you to tease now, hence I’m speaking a lot. Why do you doll yourself up everyday? Do you really think that that ant can bring you out of this jail?” That prisoner coldly laughed. “Let me advise you to stop dreaming. Since the Lifire Empyrean confined you, there’s no way he would allow that brat to soar up into the skies.”
“The Lifire Empyrean.” Ye Qianyu coldly smiled as she continued, “He is too overly confident. As the Lifire Palace Lord, he naturally is a lofty existence. This may be the reason why he assumes he could control everything. But when he finally discovers how wrong he is one day, he might regret the fact that he chose to use me to control Qin Wentian.”
“Oh? If we were to say that the Lifire Empyrean has made a mistake, the mistake would be that he didn’t shut us two together in the same cell. If not, we wouldn’t have to be so lonely, HAHAHA!” That prisoner started to laugh in a crazed manner. Ye Qianyu’s eyes flickered with a hint of killing intent.
“Tap, tap, tap…” A crisp sound rang out. That crazed laughter stopped as the prisoner turned his gaze towards the distance. Within the darkness, a white-robed figure could be seen drawing closer.
Gradually, a handsome face appeared in their vision. When she saw this, the coldness in Ye Qianyu’s eyes instantly dissipated, replaced by a warm and gentle smile. She quietly watched as the handsome figure drew nearer. As for the prisoner in the opposite cell, his eyes narrowed as he watched on.
The white-robed figure walked closer step by step. His eyes shot out a beam of resplendent light as he cast a glance at the prisoner who was disrespectful towards Ye Qianyu. A moment later, that prisoner screamed as a red liquid flowed from his eyes.
Qin Wentian no longer bothered with the prisoner. He continued walking towards Ye Qianyu’s cell. Ye Qianyu smiled and spoke softly, “You’ve come.”
“Mhm.” Qin Wentian nodded, trying his best to maintain his smile. “Palace mistress, you are still as beautiful as ever.”
“You only know that I’m beautiful now?” Ye Qianyu laughed as she looked at Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian awkwardly smiled. This woman was as though she wasn’t currently in a jail. Or maybe, she would only be like that in front of him.
“You only came here once after fifty years. Have you gained some achievements for the Lifire Palace?” Ye Qianyu asked.
“Currently, I’m assigned the position of the northern governor, the place where the Jialan Clan is located. Not too long ago, I just cause a commotion in the northern city regions.” Qin Wentian calmly said, summarizing the events that happened for her. Ye Qianyu nodded lightly after she heard the story, “You have to be more careful.”
She knew that regardless of the Lifire Palace or Jialan Clan, neither were easy to deal with. Qin Wentian was sandwiched in the center, one could very well imagine the pressure he was under.
“I will.” Qin Wentian seriously nodded. He then spoke, “Palace mistress, can you come closer?”
“Why? You want to take advantage of me?” Ye Qianyu charmingly smiled. She then giggled, “No way.”
Qin Wentian had a face filled with black lines. After that, he sat down on the damp ground and took out a large piece of emperor stone. After that, a dagger was formed from his law energy as he started to sculpt.
Ye Qianyu stared at his actions only to hear Qin Wentian saying, “Back then after you helped me, I completely lost all news about you. After that, I went back to the beautiful lake and started sculpting a figurine with you in my mind. It was then when I first broke through to the immortal emperor realm. Now that I’ve broken through to the mid-stage, let me sculpt another figurine of you.”
“Okay.” Ye Qianyu smiled. She laid on the ground, leaning back and showing her beautiful legs that were crossed atop each other. She ran her fingers through her hair as her face took on a charming expression, “Sculpt me in this position.”
“…” Qin Wentian was somewhat taken aback. He glanced at the excellent creature before him for a few moments before nodding his head.
Starlight flashed, the emperor stone slowly took on the form of a beautiful woman, exuding charm and alluringness.
“It’s completed.” Qin Wentian passed the finished sculpture to Ye Qianyu for her to look. Ye Qianyu nodded, “Alright you can return. If you miss me in the future, you can take the sculpture out and look at it.”
“Do you really hate to see me so much?” Qin Wentian bitterly smiled.
“In the past, were you not the one constantly avoiding me? I’m worried that you would be charmed by me.” Ye Qianyu revealed a devilish smile. Qin Wentian felt some guilt as he sighed, “Wait for me.”
“Mhm.” Ye Qianyu gently nodded, “Remember, you must always keep a low profile. Even when you feel that you have enough strength, you still have to keep a low-profile unless you are confident that you can achieve a sure-kill with one strike.”
“I understand.” Qin Wentian seriously nodded. He knew who Ye Qianyu was referring to.
Qin Wentian once again glanced at Ye Qianyu. After that, he turned and left. He didn’t say anything to the prisoner he blinded. That prisoner also endured the pain and didn’t dare to say anything. Sometimes, staying alive was more important than pride. Even if he was living an unbearable life in the Lifire Jail, it was still better compared to being dead.
Ye Qianyu glanced at the blinded prisoner in the opposite cell as a smile lit up her lips. Sadly, the blind prisoner would never be able to see her face again.
Maybe, this was the reason why Qin Wentian blinded this prisoner!