Book 2, Chapter 165 - Chaotic Thunder Aurora

Then the bleakness on Bai Qingqing’s face disappeared. She revealed a charming smile and said in a sweet voice, “I believe in him.” 

Bai Qingqing was originally heartbroken, but she instantly changed into a different person after hearing Bai Zhanfeng’s words. Seeing this, Bai Zhanfeng could only helplessly smile.

It looks like whether it were mortals or cultivators, everyone needed hope to live on.

However, Bai Zhanfeng was happy to see that his niece was no longer sad.

As Zhao Jiuge looked at Bai Qingqing talking with her uncle, he had a complicated feeling. Although he didn’t know why Bai Zhanfeng didn’t like him, he couldn’t complain. He had no family backing or strength. No matter what, if he wanted to hold on to what was important to him, he needed strength.

Sitting cross-legged on the ground, Zhao Jiuge seized the time to cultivate. The night wind blew through the mountains and forest. This suddenly made him feel sober, like all the distracting thoughts in his mind were blown away.

The longer he cultivated, the more self-confident Zhao Jiuge became, because he was gaining more and more aces. The harvest on this trip was undoubtedly great.

While he was absorbing the slaughter aura, he unexpectedly obtained another ace. Thinking about this ability, he couldn’t help but smile.

Soon, he would be able to enter the inner sect. He wondered if he could become like a dragon after entering the inner sect. 

Soon, he would be able to find news about Bo Re. Would she still remember him? 

Soon, the inner sect selection would be here, and the five-year agreement with Su Su was not far away. How was she doing now?

He looked at the stars in the sky in a daze. He thought about Little Black, who he met right as he began cultivating, as well as the head of the Mo family, who saved him back at Dongyang City. There was also his teacher, Ye Wuyou. He had promised his teacher to go to the Carefree Valley.

Finally, there was the old man who was lying alone in an unmarked grave in the mountain. Had the grave been overrun by weeds?

“The road is still very long, but I’ll cherish every moment.”

Zhao Jiuge spit out all the unhappiness in his heart while he looked at the stars and he began to focus on cultivating.

After almost an hour, Bai Qingqing’s footsteps awakened Zhao Jiuge. He looked up and found that Bai Zhanfeng had long disappeared. Only Bai Qingqing, who seemed to be filled with many heavy thoughts, sat next to him absentmindedly.

Zhao Jiuge glanced at her and asked, “What did you guys talk about for so long? Did your second uncle leave again? Are all experts so mysterious?”

Bai Qingqing acted like she didn’t hear his questions and silently sat there.

Zhao Jiuge moved closer to Bai Qingqing and stretched his neck. He looked at Bai Qingqing and asked, “What’s the matter? You can tell me, even though I know I can’t help you with my current strength.”

Bai Qingqing forced a smile and glanced at Zhao Jiuge. “There is nothing, you’re overthinking it.”

After she finished speaking, there was a moment of silence before she continued.

“I’m just a bit cold, so hug me. I don’t want to cultivate today.”

Hearing this, Zhao Jiuge was not too shocked. Given Bai Qingqing’s recent abnormal behavior, along with the appearance of Bai Zhanfeng, which revealed just how powerful Bai Qingqing’s background was, Zhao Jiuge vaguely felt something.

After all, he was almost 18 years old—he was no longer an ignorant youth.

His right arm rose stiffly and wrapped around Bai Qingqing’s shoulder. Zhao Jiuge felt very anxious, he knew Bai Zhanfeng was still nearby. Hugging someone's niece like this right before him was not good.

Bai Qingqing suddenly said, “Hug me closer.”

Zhao Jiuge had no choice and forced himself to move closer to Bai Qingqing. He held her in his arms.

Bai Qingqing closed her eyes, thinking about something. She relaxed and half laid against Zhao Jiuge’s chest. She no longer spoke.

A fragrance entered Zhao Jiuge’s nose and he felt the softness of Bai Qingqing’s shoulder. Zhao Jiuge’s mind couldn’t help but wander. However, with her second uncle, who was abnormally powerful, here, Zhao Jiuge didn’t dare to move.

Neither of them broke this peaceful atmosphere; they just listened to each other’s hearts beat. At this moment, Zhao Jiuge understood what this proud woman was thinking, but he didn’t point it out and enjoyed this moment.

After a long time, Bai Qingqingly softly said, “Jiuge, don’t forget what you promised me today. One day, you will accompany me across all 13 provinces of the Huaxia Dynasty.”

Although Zhao Jiuge was confused as to why Bai Qingqing was so interested in this matter, he still nodded seriously.

After getting Zhao Jiuge’s response, Bai Qingqing revealed a sweet smile and closed her eyes. She quietly laid in Zhao Jiuge’s arms.

He looked at Bai Qingqing’s beautiful face with the help of the moonlight.

Zhao Jiuge thought, “Tonight, you’re very beautiful.”

Even after seeing a lot of beautiful women, Zhao Jiuge had to admit that Bai Qingqing was very unique.

However, he didn’t have the qualifications to say any of this. He clenched his fists until his knuckles turned white. Then he decided to stop thinking about this and closed his eyes.

Bai Qingqing was lying in Zhao Jiuge’s arms and thinking about many things. Even she didn’t know when this feeling started.

Beautiful moments were always short, and soon, the night passed. When the distant sun rose, Bai Qingqing opened her eyes and got up by herself.

Her expression had become cold once more. She had her back to Zhao Jiuge while she looked at the rising sun in the distance in silence.

At this moment, she had returned back to the past. She was no longer tender like last night, as if none of that had happened. Zhao Jiuge originally wanted to ask her a few things, but he immediately closed his mouth. He had an awkward smile and swallowed the words he was going to say.

The fragrance in his arms had not dissipated, telling him that what happened last night was not a dream. Yet she had returned to being cold.

“Let’s go. Aren’t you in a rush to return to the sect?’ Bai Qingqing’s cold words interrupted Zhao Jiuge’s thoughts.

Zhao Jiuge quickly nodded and the two of them quickly prepared to rush back.

On the way back, neither side took the lead to talk about what had happened the night before. It was as if everything was a dream and now they had awakened from the dream.

Bai Qingqing’s expression was still cold. This caused Zhao Jiuge, who wanted to speak several times, to close his mouth.

After less than two days, the two of them arrived at the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect. Zhao Jiuge didn’t know what Bai Qingqing and Bai Zhanfeng had talked about, but after that, they never saw Bai Zhanfeng again. The two of them directly returned to the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect.

………

Mysterious Heaven Peak.

“I’m a bit tired. Go refine your treasure first. We’ll meet at the inner sect selection.” Bai Qingqing didn’t even look at Zhao Jiuge, because she was afraid that her mind would change.

Zhao Jiuge felt disheartened upon seeing that she wouldn’t even look at him. He flew toward the Sword Casting Hall.

What Zhao Jiuge didn’t know was that when he left, the beautiful girl stared at the figure flying away, with red eyes.

“Silly, it’s not that I don’t want to, but I can’t. Our goodbye may be forever this time. I hope that during your spare time, you will occasionally remember the woman who accompanied you through these wonderful three years. I also hope that you remember that you promised to accompany me across all 13 provinces of the Huaxia Dynasty.

“I hope that in the future, by the virtue of your effort and perseverance, you will shine brightly in the Mysterious Heaven Sword Sect.”

Zhao Jiuge’s figure had long disappeared, but she remained there, unwilling to leave. She stared at the distant sky, her eyes filled with reluctance.

Too many things had not been said and too many things had not been done. She was very reluctant to leave so early.

However, reality wouldn’t allow her to do otherwise.

Tears finally flowed out from her eyes, down her cheeks, and onto her neck.

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