The old horse really was old, but the lame horse’s condition wasn’t too obvious. So even though the old horse showed a great deal of vigor, the lame horse still wasn’t interested. It nipped the old horse, warning it not to dare approach. Then, it leisurely moved to the side and started eating the fodder that Ban Bu prepared.
Seeing Snowside cover her mouth and laugh, the old horse glared at her. She barely managed to conceal her chuckle as she said, “My suggestion is correct, but the key point is that she doesn’t like you. What do you want me to do?”
It was like a saber had struck the old horse. It lowered its head dejectedly. But not long after, it clumsily tried to stick its mouth into the lame horse’s feeding trough.
Perhaps this was the key to how young men sometimes lost to uncles in love. The years of wind and frost had tempered them, giving them a solid and surprisingly thick layer of skin.
Qin Yu smiled. He reached out a hand and patted the old horse. He turned and said, “Once the entrance opens, you two shouldn’t go in.”
The current Severed Heaven Abyss had just arrived in the world. It hadn’t truly opened yet.
Ban Bu said, “Senior, I hope I can follow by your side.”
Snowside furrowed her eyebrows. “Is it dangerous inside?”
Qin Yu responded, “I don’t know…”
He turned around and looked at the earth which was covered in endless snow. Just a few more steps and he could walk into it.
“But my intuition tells me that if you go, you likely won’t make it back out.”
Snowside simply nodded. “Alright. Then I’ll wait for you outside.”
Ban Bu’s eyes widened. He always felt that Snowside’s attitude towards Qin Yu was a bit too casual.
Could her status be more than that of a mere maid?
Even she chose to stay behind. If he stubbornly followed, would he die?
Qin Yu glanced at him and then looked at the tightly shut carriage. “If possible, I wouldn’t want to go myself. So, you should stay behind.”
Lei Xiaoyu’s condition had taken a sudden turn for the worse. It was unknown what the witchcraft bug inside her sensed, but it became more and more excited as they approached the Severed Heaven Abyss.
Qin Yu could only use a method to force her into a deep slumber and reduce the pain she withstood.
He stepped into the carriage. Even though Lei Xiaoyu was sleeping, her face was wrinkled up and as pale as paper.
Qin Yu placed a finger between her eyebrows. After sensing for a moment, a dignified look filled his eyes.
Lei Xiaoyu’s condition was already extremely bad. If she entered the Severed Heaven Abyss, he feared it would become even worse.
In other words, this was her final chance. If he couldn’t find the corpse of an Origin God and withdraw its blood essence to treat her, the Severed Heaven Abyss would become her grave.
Qin Yu let out a deep breath and softly said, “Don’t worry. I will do my best so that you can survive…this is the promise I make to you.”
As if she could hear his words in her sleep, her tense face relaxed a little.
Qin Yu sat down. He closed his eyes and entered meditation. Soon, the projection of a trillion stars arrived in his mind.
He bathed in the glory of starlight. It was like soaring in an endless sea. He did his best to use his weak aura to sense this and merge with this sea as much as he could.
If there came a day when Qin Yu could fuse with this entire sea of stars, he would become the incarnation of the world’s Great Dao – he could collapse the heavens with a thought and sunder the earth with a step!
More and more cultivators arrived near the snowfield where the Severed Heaven Abyss was. Among them were those that hadn’t entered the God boundary. Some of them were weak, but there were also those that were incomparably formidable and sharp.
But without exception, when they looked at the snowfield, there was burning heat in their eyes.
When the third cultivator who tried to approach the carriage was cut back by a sword and escaped while dripping blood, the comfortable carriage that could withstand the ice and snow finally quieted down.
Although no one saw who was inside the carriage, just the carriage driver was a terrifying sword cultivator. If so, it was best not to provoke them.
The ice and cold were unbearable and no one wanted to waste strength because of this. So, many people retreated. In any case, the entrance to the Severed Heaven Abyss hadn’t yet opened.
As Qin Yu was perceiving the stars of the Great Dao in the carriage, he suddenly opened his eyes and looked into the distance. He could feel a familiar sword intent. It was even purer than before, and powerful, as if it could cut through all barriers.
Li Hongyi. She also came!
Qin Yu furrowed his eyebrows. Because after he discovered this sword intent, it paused for a moment and soared towards his location.
The cry of a sword entered his ears and then dispersed. The surroundings fell silent as countless eyes gathered with shock and awe.
“Who is that woman?”
“What a terrifying sword intent…her cultivation clearly hasn’t reached the God boundary, and yet she can shake my heart!”
“If I fought her, I would surely die within three moves!”
“We cannot provoke that woman!”
Ban Bu had to force back enemies three times before ensuring that the carriage wasn’t harassed. Li Hongyi simply landed on the ground to make everyone feel awe.
This was the disparity in strength!
So Ban Bu quickly acknowledged her. He leapt down from the carriage, cupped his hands together, and withdrew to the side.
The carriage opened from the inside. Qin Yu stepped down and cupped his hands together. “Miss Li, we meet again. I must thank you for your help at the imperial capital.”
It wasn’t just the guards in the imperial capital who prevented him from being disturbed. More importantly, Li Hongyi and Tang Yi had helped him to force away the cultivator who had come to probe him.
Otherwise, Qin Yu would not have been able to easily leave the imperial capital.
Li Hongyi had a faint expression, “I know what you are thinking, but the Severed Heaven Abyss isn’t a place you can meddle in. If you don’t leave, you will die here.”
When she finished speaking, she didn’t give Qin Yu a chance to respond before she turned around and left. With the cry of a sword, she stepped into the snowfield. The snow and ice that flooded the world and the horrifying chill in the air seemed completely meaningless against her.
“The imperial capital Li Family’s Sword Maniac!”
“She is indeed a peerless talent that can stand beside Xiao Qi. She already has a profound mastery of sword cultivation!”
There were cries of alarm. Eyes looked towards the snowfield with awe and respect.
And when those eyes looked away and returned to Qin Yu, although there wasn’t much awe, there was some dread.
He was clearly acquainted with Li Hongyi. If she showed up here to warn him, there was surely a connection between the two.
It was likely that he was also from some family of the imperial capital. No wonder he had such a fierce guard, even though his cultivation was average.
But was the Severed Heaven Abyss a place one could enter by depending on a guard? This person had best be obedient and retreat, otherwise he would surely die!
Qin Yu didn’t bother with these gazes; he returned to the carriage. He might not fear the snow and cold, but Lei Xiaoyu was different. She couldn’t stay here.
But Qin Yu didn’t want to be discovered by anyone else and cause more unnecessary problems.
With a thought, the sun and moon force field spread out, covering Ban Bu and the carriage.
Like this, even if the surrounding people saw that they were here, those passing by wouldn’t take notice of this corner anymore.
Three days later, a fluctuation spread out from deep within the snowfield. Qin Yu opened his eyes, and the stars reflected in his pupils hid themselves away.
The Severed Heaven Abyss’ entrance had opened!
Across from him, Snowside opened her eyes. “Are you going?”
Qin Yu nodded. He placed Lei Xiaoyu on his back and stepped down from the carriage.
“Hurry and leave. Once we come out, I will find you.”
Ban Bu nodded and bowed.
Qin Yu no longer hesitated. He walked toward the snowfield. Only at this time did the surrounding cultivators sense the aura coming from deep in the snowfield.
“The entrance has opened!”
“Hurry, let’s enter!”
“The Origin God source is in there…the sooner we enter, the higher our chances!”
With loud shouts of excitement, the auras of cultivators erupted as they howled forward.
Even at this time, whenever a person passed by Qin Yu, their eyes widened with shock.
Intruding into the Severed Heaven Abyss was a perilous danger to begin with. Even if one was careful, there were nine chances of death and one chance of survival.
In this situation, he wanted to bring along a severely wounded girl who had fallen unconscious? That was just courting death.
They had no idea what the relationship between Qin Yu and Lei Xiaoyu was, nor did they know what they had experienced. But regardless of how they saw it, this was a stupid decision.
But this didn’t matter to them. With every additional person that died, that meant one less competitor.
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