"I believe in Grandpa Yao," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod. He took out a jade bottle and said, "I have some soul spring water here. Give it to Little Qian as well."
Old Yao was greatly touched. He accepted the jade bottle and gave Xiang Shaoyun a deep bow before Xiang Shaoyun could stop him. Then, Old Yao left and went to Yao Qian with the pill and spring water.
Xiang Shaoyun tossed one of the jade cases toward Grandpa Chen and said, "Grandpa Chen, this is for your time."
Grandpa Chen accepted it without hesitation. He caught the jade case and said, "Remember to look for me if you have any good jobs like this in the future."
He then left. Xiang Shaoyun waited until Yao Qian took the pill to leave Yao Peak. Yao Qian did not have much cultivation to speak of, so she would take some time to digest the pill. It was enough to have Old Yao by her side. Xiang Shaoyun went looking for Scarlet Flame Monarch to give him a saint pill. The pill would help him recover his combat strength.
Ever since Scarlet Flame Monarch ignited his lifebound flame, he had been in bad condition. It was almost impossible to recover by just shutting himself in seclusion. He had damaged the very essence of his being. Coupled with his old injuries, he would probably die soon if he couldn't recover from some of his injuries soon.
When Xiang Shaoyun reached Scarlet Flame Monarch's cultivation room and saw how bad Scarlet Flame Monarch's condition was, his heart chilled. He rushed over and asked, "Scarlet Flame, how are you?"
Scarlet Flame Monarch's aura was unstable, and he looked much older than before, giving Xiang Shaoyun an ominous feeling.
"Don't worry, young master. I won't die yet," said Scarlet Flame Monarch with a hoarse voice.
"Did you suffer some injuries from the previous battle? I have a saint soul pill here. It can replenish your soul power. Take it first," said Xiang Shaoyun as he hurriedly handed the saint soul pill over.
Scarlet Flame Monarch accepted the pill without hesitation and tossed it into his mouth. The saint soul pill was refined from a massive amount of king herbs, emperor herbs, and sovereign herbs in addition to the saint soul fruit. It contained an enormous amount of medicinal power, but it wasn't too powerful for Scarlet Flame Monarch to take.
After swallowing the pill, Scarlet Flame Monarch's soul immediately healed considerably. His aura recovered and stabilized, but the effect wasn't as good as Xiang Shaoyun had imagined. Scarlet Flame Monarch only took an hour to fully digest the valuable saint soul pill.
He opened his eyes and thanked, "Thank you for the pill, young master."
"Don't mention it. The pill is nothing if you can get better," said Xiang Shaoyun.
Scarlet Flame Monarch said, "That saint soul pill has been somewhat helpful, but it won't be easy for me to fully recover. I need a place with thick flame energy to reforge my body and reform my lifebound flame. Otherwise, my body will slowly wither away due to energy exhaustion."
"Then you need to hurry up and find a place like that. Don't drag your injuries on," said Xiang Shaoyun anxiously.
He viewed Scarlet Flame Monarch as a brother, not a servant, and he did not wish for anything to happen to his brother.
"But you're in need of people right now. How can I leave?" said Scarlet Flame Monarch with a sigh.
"Di Batian probably won't dare to come anytime soon. Don't worry; just focus on your recovery. In any case, you won't be of help in your current condition," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Sigh. Now is the time of major undertakings. I really don't want to be the one slowing you down," said Scarlet Flame Monarch with a heavy sigh. "If that silver-winged owl had stayed, I would have been able to leave without worry. Unfortunately, you don't have many people you can use. I really can't bring myself to leave."
"What's the point of worrying about everything? The faster you recover, the safer I will be. In any case, I won't be waiting around doing nothing. I have my own ways of dealing with Di Batian's revenge. Don't worry," said Xiang Shaoyun firmly.
"Fine. I'll try searching the nearby mountain range and see if I can find anything helpful. If possible, I will recuperate nearby. That way, I will be able to come quickly if anything happens," Scarlet Flame Monarch offered a compromise.
Xiang Shaoyun gave it some thought and said, "I think there is a place with thick flame energy at the Buried Monarch Mountain Range. However, it is the territory of some demonic beasts. Be careful if you decide to go there. There might even be a Demon Saint."
"That will be for the best. Regular Demon Saints still won't be able to do anything to me," said Scarlet Flame Monarch.
Scarlet Flame Monarch left the moment he spoke about it, but he gave Xiang Shaoyun a jade tube before leaving. The tube contained his blood essence. The moment Xiang Shaoyun crushed the tube, Scarlet Flame Monarch would sense it and could return to help.
Xiang Shaoyun accepted the tube without any hesitation and watched on as Scarlet Flame Monarch left. After Scarlet Flame Monarch left, Xiang Shaoyun felt like a massive stone had landed on his heart, giving him so much pressure he couldn't breathe. He might have made everything seem fine in front of Scarlet Flame Monarch, but that wasn't the case.
It seemed he had several Saints helping him, but in truth, none of them would actually listen to his commands. Li Juetian was only here for Scarlet Flame Monarch. With Scarlet Flame Monarch's departure, could he still make Li Juetian do anything?
Things were better with Old Urchin, as Xiang Shaoyun was the holy son-in-law. Out of respect for Tuoba Wan'er, Old Urchin would probably be willing to give him some help. However, Old Urchin's ultimate priority was still Tuoba Wan'er.
As for Granny Luo and Grandpa Chen, they would only listen to Ye Chaomu, and they would only prioritize protecting her. It was the same case for the old demon Little White brought. Apart from Scarlet Flame Monarch, he did not have a single reliable Saint. Thus, it was understandable that Scarlet Flame Monarch's departure would give him great pressure. More importantly, Di Batian had only fled because of the silver-winged owl. If they found out the owl had left, Xiang Shaoyun could very easily lose everything here.
What should I do to protect everything? thought Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
He had spent the past few years thinking about retaking the sect, and now, he had to think of defending it. He felt a different kind of pressure, and he could sense just how lacking he was in terms of helpers. His own strength was also far from enough. It was as though each time he reached a new level, someone else would be overlooking him from an even higher level. He had to keep climbing. The moment he stopped, he would be crushed to death.
After thinking about it for a long time, Xiang Shaoyun muttered, "It won't be easy for me to increase my cultivation. Perhaps if I use the saint soul pill and turn my clone into a saint-grade soul, I will gain the ability to protect myself."Previous Chapter Next Chapter