Chapter 690 – Removing the shell

Time quickly passed as spring left and winter came, another five years passed.

This year’s winter came especially early, before it was winter a large amount of snow covered the earth. Some of the remaining dead leaves on the branches were frozen. The cold wind flewl causing the withered leaves and the snow to fall together.

It was like a person’s life span. Although filled with reluctance and unwilling to return but despite it all when the cold snowy wind come all of it they couldn’t help but go with the wind.

In these five years five elderly died and three new life were born.

It was as if the reincarnation cycle began to turn while people had no awareness of it.

Sun Tai became even older, his house was right next to Wang Lin. This house was wall but it had a hint of twilight. Like a mortal who knew his time was about up he doesn’t like to stay inside his room but sit in the courtyard looking at the sky. He was using the brilliance of his memories to accompany himself.

Wang Lin was now ten years old but compared to the other children in the village he looked like he was only seven or eight years old. However his little face had more color compared to five years ago.

The ten year old Wang Ping was extremely handsome. The village residence were all fond of this well-behaved and beautiful child. Among his playmates many of the little girls were filled with goodwill toward the carpenter’s son.

This big snow storm caused the day to become very chilly. Sun Tai peacefully sat in the courtyard. He wore a thick coat as he looked up at the sky and his eyes were filled with reminisces.

Beside him Wang Pin also wore a thick coat looking at the sky in a daze.

“Ping Er why aren’t you accompanying your father but came here to visit this old man?” Sun Tai’s eyes were filled with kindness. He really did like this child from the bottom of his heart. If it wasn’t for Wang Lin who said he won’t let this child cultivate he really did want to teach this child everything he knew.

Wang Ping pouted and said with displeasure “I’m not going back, aunty Zhang is here again.”

Sun Tai faintly smiled and shook his head “This child, you can rest assure your father won’t agree.”

Wang Ping frowned as he counted with his finger and said “Not necessarily, grandpa Sun look how many time had aunty Zhang came in the last three years. I been keeping count, a total of twelve times! Twelves times ah! Why does a majority of the big sister and aunty all have their eyes on my father?”

Sun Tai laughed as he looked outside the courtyard and smiled “Don’t worry about your dad. Look outside it seem like the second daughter of the Zhou family came looking for you.”

Wang Ping was startled as he raised his head and looked outside the courtyard. He saw a seven or eight year old little girl with a red face gradually approach.

“Big brother Wang are you here?” The girl’s crisp voice came from outside the courtyard.

Wang Ping frowned and shouted “I’m not here you should go!” With that he simply walked out from the courtyard. He didn’t even looked at the girl with water gathering in her eyes and ran toward his own home.

Sun Tai saw this and couldn’t help but laugh. The kindness in his eyes became even stronger.

At this moment Wang Lin was different from Sun Tai. He was frowning as he faced a young woman who was constantly complaining, his face was filled with a bitter smile.

Wang Lin seem to grow slightly older during these five years. It was the same as when he turned into a mortal. In order to not frighten the mortals his appearance was no longer young and had stepped toward the middle age.

The vicissitude in his eyes gave him a strange temperament even though he was only middle age.

The young woman was very feminine, she looked at Wang Lin and earnestly said “Brother Wang, look Wang Ping is already ten years old and had a bitter life without a mother. If you don’t care about yourself then at least think about the child. The daughter of the Zhao family at the entrance of the village is a beautiful girl and she is willing to follow you. She even promise to treat the child like he was her own, what are you dissatisfied about?”

Wang Lin’s bitter smile became even stronger as he helplessly said “This matter… let’s forget about it.”

The young woman didn’t give up and continued “Ah, brother Wang why must you be like this. I know you loved Ping Er’s mother so you never married again. However you still have to spend your life. I say when you came here ten years ago with just a baby this mother… Well… I wasn’t married yet but looked at me now. My child is already eight years old.”

Just at this moment Wang Ping mercilessly pushed over the door. He stared at the young woman and silently sat down.

Seeing the young woman was about to continue speaking Wang Ping shouted “Dad I’m hungry!”

Wang Lin sigh a breath of relief and said “Let’s stop this matter here.”

The young woman let out a sigh and shook her head “If you are not willing there is no need to force it. But brother Wang if you fancy anyone you have to remember to tell me!” She looked at Wang Ping and reached out her hand to rub Wang Ping’s head.

Wang Lin grunted and dodged backwards.

The young woman laughed “This child has such a big temper, you should learn your father. Your father the most gentle temper in the village why else do you think all these beautiful girls want to marry him.” With that she turned around and left.

After the young woman left Wang Pin asked “Dad, you…”

Without waiting for him to finish speaking Wang Lin smiled and said “Children shouldn’t random guess about this. Your Aunty Zhang is doing this with good intent. Come here and take your medicine.”

Wang Lin widened his eyes looking at this father and pouted “But she want to find Ping Er a stepmother. In the village Er Huzi’s father found Er Huzi a stepmother. As a result Er Huzi doesn’t get enough to eat every day and always get scolded.”

Wang Lin laughed, he rubbed Wang Ping’s head and smiled “Ok, I promise you I won’t find you a stepmother ok? Now take your medicine.”

Wang Lin happily picked up the bowl and drank all the medicine in one gulp. This time the medicine didn’t taste bitter but instead there was a hint of dry sweetness. This sweetness came from his heart, from his love for his father.

“Dad with Ping Er accompanying you you won’t be lonely. Wait for Ping Er to grow up and I’ll serve you until you’re old.” Wang Pin put down his bowl and earnestly looked at Wang Lin.

Wang Lin smiled and patted Wang Ping’s head. He walked out of the room into the courtyard and began clear the snow with a broom. Once cleared the courtyard he picked up his tools and began doing his carpenter work.

Wang Pin saw his father through the window and silently pondered. His memory was very good far more than other children of the same age. He clearly remember when he was four years old he accidentally asked his father where his mother was.

At that moment father’s expression was very strange. He didn’t understood what that expression was but now that he had grown up he did. That was a downcast expression…

He was a sensible child, from then on he never asked about his mother again.

After winter came the heavy snow came one after another. As the cold winter arrived the people of the village became less active. The cold winter day passed day by day and soon the spring breeze came. It gradually swept away the coldness of winter.

The village’s school opened in the spring, the childrens of the village learned to read and write there.

The day passed calmly passed like this. It was calm like water without any ripple. Among the calmness there was a hint of tenderness that washed Wang Lin’s tired heart.

As Wang Ping grew up day by day Wang Lin no longer persistently pursuit enlightenment but silently watched Wang Pin with the heart of a father.

During these ten years except for expelling Wang Ping’s resentment he didn’t use any other spell. It was as if he had forgotten about everything.

However as he forgotten everything a comprehension of the life and death cycle silently formed in Wang Lin’s heart. As Wang Ping grew it became more profound.

Wang Lin had very profound understanding of the death part of the life and death cycle but not much comprehension for life. As time passed as his dao heart relieved its exhaustion it was also slowly moving toward completion.

After perfect life and death the karma cycle would be next. Wang Lin’s dao slowly evolved in this peaceful life. If an powerful cultivator s aw this kind of change they would be shocked because this was not a simple change but a huge change in one’s domain.

Domain was a special comprehension cultivators had after the celestial realms shattered. It can be said that the dao cultivator walk is formed from their domain. The root of all of this was very deeply related to domain.

Therefore a domain was almost fixed for every cultivator, it was very rare for a domain to evolve. The reason Liu Mei caught the attention of the Huan family ancestor was because her domain showed signs of evolving. This caused the Huan family ancestor willingly gave up looking for the Heaven Defying bead and quickly bring Liu Mei back to the Huan family. The root cause of all of this aside from wanting to devour her domain was he was afraid someone like her would be stolen by someone else!

Wang Lin was currently walking down this road. However because he lacked comprehension in the life part of his life and death domain even though he had shown signs of evolving into the karma domain his domain hadn’t evolved yet.

As a result the present was a key moment in Wang Lin’s life, it could even determine his future achievements.

Wang Lin kinda understand this matter. However if he had a choice he would never pay this price for this opportunity that all other cultivator dream of.

Spring past and autumn came, another six years passed. Sun Tai’s time arrived, it seem it came a bit earlier than normal.

When he was lying in his own house the people that were there to send him off were only Wang Lin and Wang Ping. At this moment he was like the withered leaves that was blow away by the big snow storm six years ago.

Wang Lin was already sixteen years old, his appearance became more and more like Liu Mei. This kind of appearance on a boy made him exceptionally handsome.

However his eyes were pure and shown a clear distinction between black and white. During his sixteen years of growth he understood a lot. Just like grandpa Sun before him knew his father from a long time ago and respected his father a lot. This respect was never shown through how they talked or on the surface but this respect came from the bones and Wang Ping could clearly feel it.

Wang Lin appeared even older now, he calmly looked at Sun Tai and slowly said “Sun Tai I’ll do what I promised you back then.”