Dao Emperor Academy.
When Chen Xi returned here with Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo, it drew the attention of all the instructors.
“Dean, these two people are?” All along the way, more than one instructor had asked this question.
“This is my Dao Companion, Fan Yunlan, and this is my daughter, Chen Nuo.” Chen Xi didn’t avoid the question at all, and he answered like this with a smile on his face no matter who asked this question. Moreover, he seemed to be rather proud and happy.
However, while he was happy, he left behind a group of dumbstruck gazes and chins that almost hit the ground.
This caused Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo to both be slightly uncomfortable because those gazes were truly too strange. They carried shock, surprise, astonishment, wonder, and so on and so forth, and it caused the two of them to be slightly unable to accept it.
When Zuoqiu Feiming and the other clansmen of the Zuoqiu Clan found out about this, all of them sighed with emotion and felt extremely gratified, proud, and happy. Half of the blood flowing within Chen Xi’s body flowed with the bloodline of the Zuoqiu Clan, so now that he possessed a Dao Companion and daughter, all of them who were clansmen of the Zuoqiu Clan naturally felt proud as well.
While some were happy, there were always those that were distressed.
When all the great figures of the Xuanyuan Clan found out about this, all of them seemed as if they’d been struck by lightning, and they revealed distressed expressions. Earlier, when the Xuanyuan Clan’s Patriarch, Xuanyuan Shao, was still in the Immortal Dimension, they’d taken Chen Xi to be the son-in-law of their clan and an ideal match for A’Xiu.
It was even to the extent that because of this relationship, their Xuanyuan Clan had received all sorts of generosity while they were in Dao Emperor Academy, so they took pride in having Dean Chen Xi as the son-in-law of their clan.
But who would have expected that after Chen Xi left the academy this time, he didn’t just bring back a drop dead gorgeous Dao Companion, he even brought back a gorgeous daughter?
This instantly caused all the clansmen of the Xuanyuan Clan to be dumbstruck.
In short, after Chen Xi brought Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo back to Dao Emperor Academy, news related to him swept through the entire academy like a storm.
In less than a day of time, practically everyone knew that about the matter of Chen Xi bringing a Dao Companion and daughter back to the academy, and for a time, it actually caused quite a huge stir.
After all, Chen Xi couldn’t be compared to the past now. He occupied the position of Dean in Dao Emperor Academy, and he’d even violently slaughtered a group of Immortal Kings and revealed boundless might a few days ago. He seemed to have become the most dazzling Immortal King in the Immortal Dimension, and no one could compare to him.
Now, he’d actually brought his own Dao Companion and daughter back to the academy, so this matter naturally became the center of attention.
Who’s this woman?
When did she become Dao Companions with Dean Chen Xi?
Chen Nuo was already so old. Why weren’t they aware in the past that her father is actually Dean Chen Xi?
Questions like these had even become the hot topics of discussion amongst everyone.
Dao Emperor Divine Palace.
Chen Xi was completely unaware of everything that occurred in the outside world. As soon as he returned, he asked Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo to take their seats before he excitedly headed off to prepare the food.
“Today, our family will have a proper gathering.” Chen Xi smiled as he spoke. What was the warmest moment when a family gathered together? It was naturally when they ate together happily and spoke their mind freely.
At this moment, Chen Xi had completely forgotten his current status, and he seemed like a chef instead. He cheerfully and energetically utilized his skill to start cooking.
If anyone from the Immortal Dimension were to witness this scene, that person would definitely go mad. Because who would dare imagine that the dignified Dean of Dao Emperor Academy, a supreme existence that possessed paramount power and influence in the Immortal Dimension now would cook himself?
Even Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo couldn’t help but feel daze and slight disbelief when they saw this scene.
But right after that, their hearts felt warm. With Chen Xi’s current status, power, and influence, he actually disregarded everything and personally went to prepare food for them. Merely these intentions were sufficient to move them.
Before long, a table full of both tasty and fragrant dishes were served.
Chen Xi asked Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo to sit down before he served them rice and poured them wine, and he seemed like a qualified husband and father.
At the table, it was basically Chen Xi and Fan Yunlan that were chatting while Chen Nuo didn’t say a single word, and she remained cold and indifferent towards Chen Xi’s questions as well.
However, Chen Xi was already very satisfied, and it was even to the extent that he really enjoyed this sort of atmosphere.
When they had filled themselves and emptied their glasses, this meal was finally over.
Chen Xi made some tea and passed it to Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo before he sighed with emotion. “Sometimes, I hope all of this can continue, and I don’t have to pay any attention to other affairs of the world. Unfortunately, there are too many occasions when I have no other choice.”
Fan Yunlan puckered her lips and deeply agreed.
Chen Nuo grunted coldly instead.
At this moment, A’Xiu had suddenly come to pay him a visit, and Chen Xi couldn’t help but be slightly stunned by this.
“A’Xiu, is there anything you need?” A’Xiu stood outside the divine palace and took a glance at Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo within the divine palace from afar before she shook her head. “I heard that you’d returned, so I came to pay you a visit. It’s fine now, go ahead and continue.”
As soon as she finished speaking, she turned around and left, and Chen Xi didn’t even have the chance to persuade her to stay.
“This little girl is acting slightly unusually today.” Chen Xi frowned and was slightly bewildered.
“Hmph!” Suddenly, Chen Nuo grunted once more, and she was rather displeased.
“What’s wrong?” asked Chen Xi.
“It’s nothing. This little girl is spoiled.” Fan Yunlan glared at A’Xiu before she spoke to Chen Xi with a calm expression. However, she didn’t reveal any fluctuations in her emotions with regards to A’Xiu.
Chen Xi instantly realized what the problem was instead, and he couldn’t help but be slightly stunned before he opened his mouth with the intention of explaining.
However, Fan Yunlan smiled lightly before her red lips parted lightly, and she said, “There’s no need to say anything. It’s enough if you’re able to accompany me.”
“What do you mean by it’s enough? That woman obviously has…an unordinary relationship with him!” Chen Nuo spoke angrily, and she felt slightly anxious for her mother.
“Nuo’nuo, don’t even mention this topic again. Otherwise, don’t blame me for making you enter into closed door cultivation.” Fan Yunlan spoke casually, yet it caused Chen Nuo to be stunned. She was both angry and irritated. She stamped her feet furiously, and then she sat sulkily by herself.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but laugh bitterly when he saw this. The prejudice this daughter of mine has towards me is getting greater and greater…
“Qing Xiuyi had probably already left with the cultivators of Nuwa’s Dao Palace, so where’s Chen An?” Fan Yunlan paid no further attention to her angry daughter because there were some things that she understood better than her daughter. However, she wouldn’t say anything about it because it was something that required experience.
“An’er?” Chen Xi was stunned, and then he said, “He’s currently cultivating in the world within the Nine Continent Divine Cauldrons.” Chen Xi paused for a moment, and then he told her the truth in the end. “An’er already has his own Dao Companion, and he even gave me a granddaughter… The little fellow’s name is Yunyun. She’s very cute.”
As he finished speaking, a wisp of a smile couldn’t help but suffuse the corners of his mouth.
Fan Yunlan’s heart couldn’t help but stop slightly. This fellow has actually become a grandfather now?
“Hmph!” The brows of Chen Nuo that was sulking at the side rose, and she grunted coldly once more. “Mother, I think we should leave, so as to avoid disrupting his life and be ridiculed by others instead.”
Chen Xi couldn’t help but feel his head ache slightly, and he was slightly helpless towards this daughter of his.
“Nuo’nuo!” Fan Yunlan’s gaze was stern, and it carried a wisp of anger. This terrified Chen Nuo to the point she puckered her lips and didn’t dare speak any further.
“Alright, don’t blame her. Actually, Nuo’nuo said all of that for your sake. She’s worried that you’ll be left out, and I understand her feelings.” Chen Xi smiled lightly and spoke warmly.
Usually, it was said that the father would be stern while the mother would be loving. Yet now, when it came to Chen Nuo, Chen Xi and Fan Yunlan had changed places and became a loving father and stern mother.
After this, Fan Yunlan and Chen Nuo settled down in Dao Emperor Academy.
Normally, besides dealing with some affairs, Chen Xi would always accompany the two of them because only by doing this would he be able to slightly pacify the guilt in his heart.
On the other hand, along with the passage of time, Chen Nuo’s attitude towards him had gradually eased up. Even though she was still unwilling to speak with him, yet at the very least, she didn’t give him unpleasant looks.
This caused Chen Xi to be rather gratified because she was his daughter in the end!
It was even to the extent that for the sake of making Chen Nuo work hard and cultivate, he even replaced Fan Yunlan and started to personally guide Chen Nuo in her cultivation, and he passed down everything he knew to her without holding back at all.
As for things like Immortal Artifacts, he even chose the best for her. He seemed as if he wished for nothing more than to give all the best things in the world to his daughter.
This was completely different to how he treated Chen An because Chen An was a man and had even become a father now. So there was no need for Chen Xi to provide any guidance to Chen An since long ago.
On the other hand, Chen Nuo was a girl that was naturally doted on by the father. As it was said, raise a boy poor and raise a girl rich. In other words, no matter how favorable the financial situation of a family was, a boy had to be raised poor because it would be able to foster the boy’s willpower. Similarly, no matter how poor one’s family was, one had to give the best to one’s daughter. In this way, it would allow one’s daughter to not be deceived by all sorts of temptations while she roamed the outside world by herself.
Chen Xi’s current attitude towards his daughter, Chen Nuo, was roughly like this.
“Nuo’nuo, you have to remember that as you continue cultivating, emphasis is placed on cultivating the Dao Heart while everything else isn’t essential, including the Heaven Dao! If the heart is covered beneath a shadow, then you’ll be utterly unable to sense the essence of Grand Dao.”
“Simply speaking, cultivating is the cultivation of the heart.”
On this day, Chen Xi had a serene expression as he spoke about his understanding of the Grand Dao.
Chen Nuo sat at the side instead and was holding her chin up with two hands as if she was bored to death. She stared blankly towards the distant sky and seemed to have not listened to what Chen Xi had said at all.
Chen Xi didn’t mind this because some profundities of the Dao were very boring indeed. With Chen Nuo’s current cultivation, it was very difficult for her to understand it too. But so long as she remembered it, then she would understand it sooner or later.
Fan Yunlan who sat at the side couldn’t watch any longer, and she slapped her daughter on the head while her willow leaf shaped brows knit together as she berated. “If you continue acting like this, then go into closed door cultivation!”
She was slightly angry indeed because with Chen Xi’s current status and cultivation, if he announced that he would explain the Dao, then probably all the cultivators in the three dimensions would fight to the death in order to be able to listen to it.
However, Chen Nuo had such an opportunity yet actually didn’t care at all. This caused Fan Yunlan to gnash her teeth with anger, and if it wasn’t out of concern for Chen Xi, she really wanted to give this disobedient daughter of hers a good beating.
“Yunlan!” Chen Xi glared at Fan Yunlan. “Nuo’nuo is just a child. Don’t be too harsh on her.”
Fan Yunlan instantly smiled bitterly, yet she felt unspeakably happy in her heart. Chen Xi doted on her daughter so much, and as Chen Nuo’s mother, how could she not be happy because of it?
“Who needs you to berate my Mother?” Chen Nuo glared at Chen Xi.
Chen Xi’s face instantly froze, and he said, “Alright, alright, alright! Nuo’nuo is right, I guarantee that it won’t happen again.”
Fan Yunlan couldn’t help but smile when she saw this. There really always is one thing to conquer another. They really were like a family that had the same temper…
The atmosphere while they were all together was actually extremely harmonious and filled with happiness. Unfortunately, all of this was bound to be unable to continue for long.
On this day, Qiu Xuanshu arrived hastily to meet Chen Xi, and he brought Chen Xi a piece of information that was utterly unexpected.