Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Lin Yuan looked at the time and didn’t know that three days had already passed. After three full days of fey evolution, Lin Yuan could feel the significant increase in his spirit qi capacity.
After glancing at the Bronze Usneas that filled the house, he stood up and stretched his body before walking toward the entrance. He opened the door and saw Liu Jie standing there.
Liu Jie was already different from before as his entire aura had undergone an obvious change. His eyes were filled with vigor and vitality. A living person should have an objective, and even if there wasn’t an objective, there should be a direction. The reborn Liu Jie now had an objective and also a direction.
“Come, enter the house. Have the last three days been smooth?”
Liu Jie nodded.
“I have already done everything I needed to do during the past three days. In the future, I will only be heeding instructions from the Young Master.”
Lin Yuan didn’t correct Liu Jie’s way when addressing himself. After the Spirit Qi Awakening, retainers were considered a new kind of relationship between humans.
Liu Jie was only complying with the etiquette of being a retainer, so there wasn’t a need for Lin Yuan to correct Liu Jie every time.
Lin Yuan then led Liu Jie into the house.
Chimey and Genius immediately ran up Lin Yuan’s shoulder and looked at Liu Jie curiously. Red Thorn, which was still consuming food by the side, had also sensed a stranger entering. That spikeless vine was immediately placed on Lin Yuan. It felt just like an alarm, and once Lin Yuan gave the instructions, Red Thorn would immediately launch out its vines to envelop Liu Jie.
When Liu Jie saw Genius and Chimey on Lin Yuan, and also Red Thorn behind Lin Yuan, he lamented before being envious.
Genius was a small cat with two tails and tender, soft fur while having limbs of uneven length.
Chimey was only half a fist in size and was a small bird with azure blue feathers that had beautiful cloud patterns.
No matter who saw these two little fellows, they wouldn’t be able to know that it was the Hundred Questions Beast, a domestic pet, and also the Songstress Bird that could only sing.
Red Thorn’s sinister appearance was filled with murderous intent, and a single glance was enough for Liu Jiu to know that Red Thorn was a fey with extreme lethality.
Watching how intimate Lin Yuan was with his three feys, Liu Jie involuntarily recalled about his source-type lifeform, the Insect Queen.
Even though Liu Jie knew that Lin Yuan could heal his Insect Queen, before the Insect Queen completely recovered, Liu Jie would remember his Insect Queen, which had transformed into a cocoon due to its near-death state, causing throbbing pain in Liu Jie’s heart.
Liu Jie poured a cup of water for Liu Jie while explaining to Genius, Chimey, and Red Thorn about Liu Jie’s status. Red Thorn finally calmed down and continued to consume food and take in energy in order to evolve.
“What are you planning to do in the future? If I don’t have any arrangements for you.”
Lin Yuan put the teacup on the table beside Liu Jie before he sat on the chair and drank his own tea.
Lin Yuan’s question made Liu Jie frown and contemplate.
A retainer’s responsibility was to follow by the Creation Master’s side since the retainer was the Creation Master’s shield and also the sword. Most of the retainers would be acting according to the Creation Master’s instruction.
After being asked by Lin Yuan about his future plans, Liu Jie truly didn’t know what to answer because he was planning to listen to Lin Yuan’s instructions and heed to Lin Yuan’s plans.
Lin Yuan saw Liu Jie was contemplating, so he spoke, “You must be unwilling to accept the fact that your status as Sequence #39 was removed from the Radiance Hundred because of your injuries two years ago, right?!”
Lin Yuan’s question immediately probed on the problem that Liu Jie had been avoiding all this time. Becoming a member of the Radiance Hundred was always the glory that Liu Jie sought for.
Liu Jie didn’t regret protecting Cold Frost City, and if he was given a chance to choose again, he would still risk his life to do the same. However, Liu Jie would still be unwilling to accept the fact that he was removed from the Radiance Hundred.
Therefore, once Liu Jie had found that his Insect Queen couldn’t recover, he never even participated in the Radiance Hundred’s ranking matches. Given Liu Jie’s contribution, if he went, he might even be able to retain his sequence ranking in the Radiance Hundred. At worst, Liu Jie would also be able to enter the Radiance Hundred’s honorary hall.
However, due to his pride and the fact that he didn’t wish to be pitied, Liu Jie gave up on the opportunity. He gave up on the Radiance Hundred by missing out on the ranking matches and used his own effort to strive to become a Sequence member again.
Am I willing to accept? Of course not!
Lin Yuan saw Liu Jie’s expression and already knew of Liu Jie’s thoughts. Lin Yuan smiled and said, “I know that you will be unwilling to accept. If so, why don’t you stand back up again? Stand back up as a Sequence member of the Radiance Hundred?”
Liu Jie’s words were like an explosion that blasted on Liu Jie’s head. Liu Jie didn’t dare to think like this. He had already used the Willpower Rune to swear an oath to be this young man’s retainer. From that moment on, Liu Jie had already expelled thoughts for himself and considered everything from the angler of a retainer.
Lin Yuan’s words gave Liu Jie an indescribable feeling.
Am I still able to do so?
Immediately after, Liu Jie’s gratitude toward Lin Yuan was overflowing like the endless ocean.
Liu Jie, who had gritted his teeth and endured it after finding out that his Insect Queen couldn’t recover, he who had tasted both the ruthlessness of this world now had red eyes. Hot tears rolled down and dripped into the cup, causing splashes and giving the cup of water a salty and bitter taste.
Lin Yuan looked at Liu Jie and immediately patted on Liu Jie’s shoulder. “Summon your Insect Queen. I want to see how long it will require for your Insect Queen to recover. If it is fast enough, you might even make it for the Radiance Hundred’s ranking match at the end of the year. If you go there, I am sure it will not be a problem for you to get the qualification to participate.”
Liu Jie didn’t wipe the hot tears that were rolling down. Instead, he lifted his head up and looked at Lin Yuan with a deep gaze, as though he was trying to remember the moment.
After a long period of time, Liu Jie revealed a rather silly smile. With his tears still around, this smile looked rather miserable.
However, Lin Yuan knew that Liu Jie’s smile was the sign that the dark days were over, and Liu Jie had finally obtained a new life.
Lin Yuan couldn’t help but recall Elder Ning’s statement. “A Creation Master doesn’t just save feys, but also humans.”
Liu Jie summoned his Insect Queen and held it carefully in his hands.
Lin Yuan placed his palm on the Insect Queen’s flesh cocoon, and he circulated his spiritual power to rapidly channel spirit qi into the flesh cocoon.
The dark purple flesh cocoon actually started thumping like a heart. With each thump, it would emit a mild and light purple radiance. At the same time, Lin Yuan could feel that the Insect Queen had completely absorbed all the spirit qi he channeled.
After absorbing the pure spirit qi for one hour, Lin Yuan could feel that the Insect Queen could constantly thump gently and wouldn’t stop once he stopped channeling his spirit qi.
This meant that the Insect Queen’s vitality and life functions had been reactivated. The Insect Queen might still be in a near-death state, but it wouldn’t be in a state where it was in suspended animation.