Not long after Zhou Yuan returned to the tent, someone lifted the curtain and came in.
Zhou Yuan looked up and was stunned for a moment. The person who had come in was a woman. Her face was beautiful but aloof, and her long shapely brows were like knives, emitting a chilling and fierce intent.
She was dressed in combat gear that highlighted her perfect body and long legs.
Zhou Yuan had seen this cold and beautiful woman before. Her name was Zhao Yue, and she was Yi Qiushui’s personal bodyguard and someone whom Yi Qiushui trusted a lot.
But at this moment, Yi Qiushui’s personal bodyguard revealed a look of contempt upon seeing Zhou Yuan. Before waiting for Zhou Yuan to speak, she tossed him a spatial bag and uttered coldly, “The essences of ancient wood you need are all inside.”
Zhou Yuan took the spatial bag and, without paying attention to her expression, immediately checked the bag. Only when he found that the number of ancient wood essences matched his request did he give a slight smile.
“Please thank Miss Yi for me,” Zhou Yuan said sincerely.
No matter what Yi Qiushui thought of him, she had still given him the ancient wood essence at a time like this. Zhou Yuan was very grateful; this was not a small favour.
“No need. If you really want to thank her, leave when we reach Xuanzhou City.”
“Is this what Miss Yi wants?”
“Does it matter?” Yi Qiushui replied in a cold voice.
Zhou Yuan smiled faintly and didn’t try to argue with her. After all, he was just a liar in everyone else’s eyes. More importantly, he also couldn’t prove anything.
“I don’t like to owe people. If I feel that I have repaid my debt, I will naturally take the initiative to leave,” Zhou Yuan said calmly.
Zhao Yue coldly snorted. She spoke with a tone of threat in her voice: “I hope you don’t step out of line. If you push too far, as someone from another heaven, it would be difficult for you to continue to walk in Xiaoxuan Province.”
Zhao Yue and Yi Qiushui were very close, and their relationship wasn’t as simple as master and servant. This was the reason why she was furious that Zhou Yuan had used such an almost deceptive way to ask for the ancient wood essence.
Her thoughts were similar to most people. Could Zhou Yuan, someone from another heaven, be more outstanding than a similar-age pride of Hunyuan Heaven?
The answer was simply impossible.
This was similar to how the people of Cangxuan Heaven’s Shengzhou Continent would never admit that the prides of other continents were better than them.
However, in the face of Zhao Yue’s words, Zhou Yuan didn’t respond. He instead closed his eyes as though telling her to leave.
This made Zhao Yue feel even more annoyed with Zhou Yuan. She felt that he was outrageously bold to deceive the Yi family.
She snorted coldly, then flicked her sleeve and turned away.
After she left, Zhou Yuan opened his eyes again, revealing a look of helplessness. After what happened today, he was afraid that nobody in the camp would welcome him anymore.
In fact, in addition to the essence of ancient wood, Zhou Yuan also needed a lot of other things, including Divine Dwelling medicines and some important materials for the second stage evolution of the Ancestral Dragon Scripture. But if he were to ask Yi Qiushui for these materials, no matter how good her temper was, she would most likely throw him out of the camp.
Zhou Yuan shook his head. Never mind. Since he wasn’t familiar with these people, then perhaps he would find a chance to leave once he arrived in Xuanzhou City.
But the most important thing right now was to completely solve the problem of his injury.
Perhaps others might feel that what Yi Qiushui did wasn’t worth it, but Zhou Yuan felt he was worth that much, because he didn’t lie. As long as he regained his strength, he had the confidence that he could escort Yi Qiushui to Xuanzhou City.
“Luckily, I am the first Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect. My Cangxuan Sect perhaps can’t be compared to the entire Tianyuan Region, but it is stronger than a Yi family, right?” Zhou Yuan muttered.
If it were in Cangxuan Heaven, it would have been impossible to hire the first Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect as an escort.
Therefore, Zhou Yuan felt a little injustice at the suspicion directed at him. The proposition clearly benefited them greatly, but why did he have to receive all those kinds of looks....
After these childish thoughts continued for some time, Zhou Yuan finally shook them away. He was now in Hunyuan Heaven, not Cangxuan Heaven.
Moreover, he was no longer the first Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect, but just an ordinary person in an injured state.
But Zhou Yuan also didn’t feel depressed because of this. When he first came to Cangxuan Sect, he was also just an ordinary disciple, but a few years later, even the influential figures in Cangxuan Heaven had firmly learnt his name, even if it was for various different reasons.
Who could be certain that Zhou Yuan’s name wouldn’t also ring throughout Hunyun Heaven in the future?
Thinking of this, Zhou Yuan smiled. He had thought too far. The most urgent task now was to restore his strength and then find a way to contact his two senior brothers.
Only with the help of the power of Tianyuan Region could he have access to the Ancestral Dragon Lamp.
Of course, the most important thing was to seize all opportunities to enhance his strength because he also knew that he would have to return to Cangxuan Heaven one day.
Although he had broken the Cangxuan Saint Stamp and blocked the ambitious thoughts of palace master Sheng Yuan, he also understood that it was only temporary.
Sheng Yuan had stepped into the false Saint stage, and now nobody in Cangxuan Heaven could suppress him. Therefore, the Sacred Palace would slowly gain the upper hand in the battle of the shattered Cangxuan Saint Stamp.
And the day Sacred Palace succeeded would also be the day of the Cangxuan Sect’s destruction.
Once the Cangxuan Sect was destroyed, the Great Zhou, which was under its shelter, would also be destroyed.
Zhou Yuan’s eyes flickered coldly. He didn’t have much time. He needed to return to Cangxuan Heaven before Sheng Yuan succeeded. And at that time, he also needed to have the strength to fight against Sheng Yuan.
Zhou Yuan took a deep breath and no longer hesitated. His spatial bag vibrated and a glowing sphere rose from within.
The glowing sphere landed on Zhou Yuan’s palm, turning into a jade wooden heart about the size of a fist. It emitted streams of strong vitality.
This was the essence of ancient wood, which also contained the Yimu Qi required for the refining of the Green Wood Mark.
Zhou Yuan gradually closed his eyes. In the palm of his hand, the essence of ancient wood exuded a bright luster. Countless green spots of light burst forth and ultimately entered his body through the palm of his hand.
A rich life energy bloomed in his body, and as it poured in, the throbbing pain in his flesh and blood dissipated.
A glow of jade green light accumulated around the surface of Zhou Yuan’s body. It was the reemergence of the Green Wood Mark that he had exhausted.
For the next few days, Zhou Yuan never left his tent. He used all his time to absorb the Yimu Qi to refine the Green Wood Mark.
And with the help of the 100 five-hundred-year-old ancient wood essences, in just a few days’ time, numerous Green Wood Marks were formed. The fractures deep in his flesh, under the divine effect of the Green Wood Marks, finally began to heal rapidly.
The day he fully recovered was just around the corner.