Zhou Yuan stared blankly at the name ranked third on the Divine Dwelling List and fell into a trance for a good while.
A few years ago, Zhou Yuan was just a youngster of the Heaven Gate stage who had just left the Great Zhou Empire. He just wanted to find a way to fight against King Wu.
That was also when Su Youwei was separated from him and taken away by a mysterious old man.
Since then, the two had never seen each other again.
It was only later that Zhou Yuan learnt that she had gone to Hunyuan Heaven, and besides being upset, he could only wish her good luck.
“I didn’t expect the thin and weak little girl from back then would achieve such a status and position in Hunyuan Heaven...” Zhou Yuan sighed, his eyes filled with tears of nostalgia. The first time he saw Su Youwei, the little girl was covered in mud. She was dragging her seriously ill grandfather in the heavy rain, and knelt in front of a medicine shop, crying heartbreakingly for help.
The little girl was from an insignificant background. She, like a little plant in the crevices of rocks of the desert, grew tenaciously with many hardships and eventually bloomed with a brilliance that belonged to her alone.
From Su Youwei, Zhou Yuan could see a strength that even he couldn’t compare to. Therefore Zhou Yuan wasn’t surprised by her achievements.
Zhou Yuan smiled inwardly as if he could hear the little girl’s voice calling ‘Your Highness, Your Highness’ constantly echoing in his ears.
However, after so many years, the little girl was not the same anymore. In terms of status, she was far superior to the prince of a little empire.
He also wondered if things would remain the same if they were to meet again.
Given her present status, it was likely that no one would let her call him Your Highness anymore, right?
“What, have you ever heard of Zixiao Region’s Su Youwei before?” Yi Qiushui asked in puzzlement, seeing that Zhou Yuan’s gaze had been fixed on Su Youwei’s name for some time.
Zhou Yuan slowly retracted his gaze, chuckling, “How would I...? I just think that the women of Hunyuan Heaven are really powerful. There are two women ranked in the top three.”
“Wu Yao of the Wushen Region and Su Youwei of the Zixiao Region are indeed top talents of Hunyuan Heaven. Even the supreme sovereigns of the two domains attach great importance to them. Their achievements are limitless.
“But speaking of them, it’s very interesting. Su Youwei is said to be very gentle and calm, but when she sees Wu Yao, it is as though she changes into another person. A battle always breaks out.
“It feels like there is deep enmity between the two.
“It is said that even Wu Yao was quite confused about this and couldn’t understand why Su Youwei would be so hostile to her for no reason. The elders of Zixiao Region have also talked to Su Youwei regarding this, but it was of little use. The gentle girl was incredibly stubborn about this.
“The elders of Zixiao Region stopped getting involved in the end. Perhaps, in their opinion, it was good for two outstanding talents to compete with each other.”
Yi Qiushui covered her mouth and smiled. “So now, the place wherever Wu Yao and Su Youwei appear at the same time will immediately attract countless attention. Of course, they are also considered the most stunning girls in Hunyuan Heaven, whether it is in beauty or talent. It is unknown just how many people admire them...
“Because of them, many remarkable talents in Hunyuan Heaven have divided themselves into the Wu Yao party and the Youwei party.”
Even Yi Qiushui, a great beauty, was somewhat envious of them. But she also had to admit that Wu Yao and Su Youwei were indeed the two brightest pearls of Hunyuan Heaven’s younger generation.
Zhou Yuan couldn’t help scratching his head when he heard this. Others might find Su Youwei’s extreme hostility towards Wu Yao to be inexplicable, but he had a vague idea.
Su Youwei had spent many years in the Great Wu, and of course knew about his feud with the Great Wu, and the existence of Wu Huang and Wu Yao...
Could it be that Su Youwei was against Wu Yao because of him?
However, Zhou Yuan obviously didn’t dare to confirm whether this was true or not. After all, it would be quite embarrassing if it weren’t.
Time and environment were enough to change a lot of things. He also couldn’t know whether Su Youwei was still the same as before.
Back then she had also looked up to and worshipped Zhou Yuan, but her worldview had greatly expanded after coming to Hunyuan Heaven and then Zixiao Region. She might even feel somewhat ridiculous when she thought back to the past.
While thoughts raced through his mind, he smiled faintly. “Maybe it’s because they are both so outstanding.”
Yi Qiushui nodded. That was a possibility. Once someone reached such a remarkable level, they might indeed not be very easy to get along with.
Zhou Yuan continued scanning the list. He found that the rankers on the list were least at the advanced Divine Dwelling stage and had established at least an eight heavens Divine Dwellings.
He couldn’t help but exclaim that Hunyuan Heaven deserved to be the strongest heaven. After all, there were probably less than a handful of people in the Cangxuan Heaven who could open up eight Divine Dwellings.
“The rankings of the Divine Dwelling List are not absolute since most of it is just based on fame, so there is no need to really regard it as a golden rule.
“The people ranked in the top ten are not easy to deal with and have a lot of trump cards, but if it isn’t a battle of life and death, who would know who’s better than who?”
“At least in my opinion, Wu Yao and Su Youwei aren’t any weaker than Zhao Mushen, who is ranked first,” Yi Qiushui said with a smile as she stashed away the list.
Zhou Yuan nodded. Indeed, only a battle of life and death could truly distinguish who was stronger. The so-called ranking was more for simple reference.
“Zhou Yuan, keep fighting. When you step into the advanced Divine Dwelling stage, your name will certainly be on the Divine Dwelling List.” Yi Qiushui made a cheering gesture at Zhou Yuan. The cute action made her look even more sweet and charming.
“I hope what you say will come true.” Zhou Yuan smiled indifferently. He didn’t care much about whether or not he could make it on the so-called Divine Dwelling List.
He only had two goals. One was to improve his strength, and the other was to find an opportunity to obtain the Ancestral Dragon Lantern. Of course, if there was a chance, he also had to retrieve the two Sacred Dragon Qi inside Wu Yao.
“Miss, we’re at Xuanzhou City,” Zhao Yue’s voice sounded from outside.
Yi Qiushui alighted the carriage with Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan peered into the distance only to see that there was a tremendous city on the horizon.
And as he gradually neared the city, his eyes suddenly narrowed. His skin tightened, and his eyes stared sharply at the city walls.
Three figures stood with their hands clasped behind their backs. Their cold and stern eyes were like blades, locking onto them from afar.
Majestic and powerful Genesis Qi was being emitted from their bodies.
It was unexpectedly three experts of the Heavenly Sun stage!
The clothes on them were exactly the same as Qiu Ji’s!
Members of the Qiu clan!
It was at that time that the middle-aged man in the middle fixed a cold stare at Zhou Yuan, and a voice filled with murderous intent resounded.
“Yi Qiushui, hand over the bastard that killed my son!”