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Chapter 1003: Yan Ji’s Recovery
“If it doesn’t work, we’ll think of something else. But you need to be more careful with your actions. That blood-sucking stele feels too weird; it seems to have absorbed 90% of your blood during those three breaths if I’m not wrong.” Ning Cheng spoke up in a cautious tone.
While saying that, Ning Cheng took out a pill and put it in Liu Fanglin’s hand. “Take this pill; it should help you with that blood loss.”
“Dao Pill?” Liu Fanglin looked at the pill in her hand in shock. Where did Ning Cheng get so many dao pills? Didn’t he know that even an ordinary dao pill was much more precious than the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf he was looking for? No matter how hard she thought about it, she couldn’t figure out Ning Cheng’s thoughts. After all, as a Dao Raising Pill Deity herself, a dao pill was still way beyond her reach.
Liu Fanglin knew that Ning Cheng was very mysterious. But despite her doubts about his origins, she still didn’t question him and swallowed the dao pill.
Even if she was a Dao Transformation Holy Emperor, her body felt uncomfortable after losing almost 90% of her blood. But after swallowing the dao pill, her blood levels quickly recovered. Not only that, even her body felt much more relaxed.
“Brother Ning, you enter the True Spirit World. I will attempt to take you inside; if it doesn’t work, we’ll think of another way.” Liu Fanglin said.
“Okay. You need to wait for three breaths after I enter the True Spirit World, and only then rush into that door; the faster you rush in, the better.” After Ning Cheng finished speaking, he put the True Spirit World Ring in Liu Fanglin’s hand and, with a flash, entered the True Spirit World.
Inside the True Spirit World, Ning Cheng waited for three breaths and immediately sent Yan Ji and himself into the Minor Five-Elements Formation within the Mysterious Yellow Bead.
Ning Cheng wouldn’t have to worry about anything if he wasn’t carrying Yan Ji with him. But Yan Ji was a living and breathing human and wasn’t the master of the Mysterious Yellow Bead. It meant that she couldn’t enter it or stay inside it for too long. Moreover, with the bead’s Wood Origin still incomplete, she would be in danger of being refined into nothingness if she stayed inside for more than a few breaths.
But Ning Cheng believed that the Minor Five-elements Formation he set up should be able to protect the person inside it for at least three breaths inside the Mysterious Yellow Bead. If it really couldn’t hold out, he would have no choice but to use Liu Fanglin’s method and let himself bleed out.
As long as he could endure for a few breaths in the Mysterious Yellow Bead, Ning Cheng felt sure that Liu Fanglin could take him in.
Even if the laws of this grey-coloured stone stele were of a higher level, it definitely couldn’t be higher than those of the Mysterious Yellow Bead. If it was higher than the laws of the Mysterious Yellow Bead, this thing definitely would be beyond heaven-defying.
Liu Fanglin strictly followed Ning Cheng’s words and waited for three breaths before starting. Gathering every scrap of her strength, she rushed into the gate behind the grey stone stele as fast as possible.
From what Liu Fanglin knew about this place, she should have been blown out by a powerful expelling force when she stepped over the gate’s threshold.
But to Liu Fanglin’s amazement, despite rushing into the gate head-first, she managed to cover a distance of more than ten metres without being pushed out.
On the other hand, just as Ning Cheng predicted, the moment Yan Ji entered the Minor Five-elements Formation, a powerful repulsive force tried to push him out. Fortunately, the Mysterious Yellow Bead had already recognised him as the master, so the expelling power got whittled down to a manageable level. It’s just that the Wood Origin still wasn’t complete; otherwise, it would have put Yan Ji in a disastrous situation if he had acted one moment too late.
Ning Cheng waited for another breath to pass before coming out of the Mysterious Yellow Bead and exiting the True Spirit World. Coming out, he found himself in a world of green. As for Liu Fanglin, she kept looking at the True Spirit World Ring in her hand with a dazed look.
“Thank you.” Ning Cheng breathed a sigh of relief. He understood that he had entered the medicine valley.
“I didn’t expect that a True Spirit World could bring people in; this is completely different from what I heard when I got the map.” Liu Fanglin sighed and handed the True Spirit World Ring back to Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng took the True Spirit World back and said hesitantly, “My True Spirit World is different. Although my world can bring people in, it doesn’t mean that others can use the same trick. Also, be careful about that grey stone stele. No matter how I think of it, It’s strange; you must be more cautious. As to what’s wrong with it exactly, I don’t know.”
Ning Cheng wouldn’t hesitate to examine her entire body several times if it was his woman, not missing even a single spot. However, he and Liu Fanglin weren’t even close friends, so he felt hesitant about whether he should help her or not.
“I know. I will be careful.” Liu Fanglin said casually. Apparently, she didn’t take this matter to heart.
But since Liu Fanglin brought him inside, and even though he was a little worried that Liu Fanglin would misunderstand him, Ning Cheng still asked after hesitating. “If you don’t mind, I can help you check it out. My spiritual consciousness is different from that of ordinary people. If there is something wrong with your body, I have a high degree of certainty that I can help you find it. I will only be checking if there is anything wrong, not looking for any secrets.”
Hearing Ning Cheng’s words, Liu Fanglin’s face turned red. She suspected that Ning Cheng said those words on purpose.
She didn’t care about this issue because she had carefully checked her body with her spiritual consciousness even before Ning Cheng said those words. But despite the careful check, she didn’t find anything wrong with her body.
Moreover, the only reason she had decided to stick with Ning Cheng, apart from Ning Cheng saving her life, was because Ning Cheng didn’t look at her the same way as other people. At the very least, Ning Cheng didn’t look at her as if wanting to taste her body.
But then, she quickly thought back to the first time Ning Cheng saw her; that time, he definitely showed some impulses. As a woman born with a naturally charming physique, she quickly grew highly conscious of such things.
Now that Ning Cheng actually said he wanted to help her check her body, she immediately turned a little squirmy in her heart. Ning Cheng was definitely a powerful man, but he was still a Dao Sculpting Holy Emperor cultivation-wise. But it was also true that despite being a genuine Dao Transformation Holy Emperor, she was weaker than Ning Cheng. Even her best artefacts weren’t much of a match against Ning Cheng’s arsenal. But did that mean that she, as a Dao Transformation Holy Emperor, needed a Dao Sculpting Holy Emperor to help her check if there was anything wrong with her body?
“No thanks. Since everyone has come in, let’s each go our own way. I’ll take the right side; what about you?” Liu Fanglin had initially intended to continue with Ning Cheng. But with Ning Cheng bringing up the thought of checking her body, she could no longer stand with Ning Cheng as naturally as before. She even felt a slight revulsion in her heart. After all, being born with a naturally charming physique didn’t mean that she was fast and loose.
The gratitude she felt towards Ning Cheng also gradually dissipated.
Ning Cheng awkwardly touched his nose. He had no indecent intentions as Liu Fanglin thought. But since she misunderstood him and proposed to move separately, he couldn’t continue to insist on it. Nor could he rely on her help any longer. So he just nodded and said, “Then, I’ll take the left side. See you later.”
“See you later.” After Liu Fanglin finished speaking, her figure flashed, and she rushed towards the right side and soon disappeared from sight.
There was at least one thing Liu Fanglin was not wrong about, not only were there many spirit herbs here, but most of them were rare varieties. Just the dao fruit trees alone, Ning Cheng counted at least three or four rare types.
However, before locating the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Lead, Ning Cheng didn’t have the heart to stop and carefully pick every spirit herb. According to Liu Fanglin’s words, he could only stay here for fifteen days before this place forcibly teleported him out. Therefore, Ning Cheng had to find the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf within these fifteen days.
Ning Cheng moved along the path quite fast. In the beginning, he only stopped to collect the most valuable and rare spirit herbs along the way. But as he moved further down the path, and to save time, he simply ignored everything.
But as time passed day by day, Ning Cheng grew more anxious. Just when he felt that this place didn’t have what he wanted, he finally saw a small patch of pale golden spirit grasses on the eleventh day.
Although they were spirit grasses, each spirit grass resembled a pair of leaves directly growing out of the earth. As for the leaves themselves, they were star-shaped.
Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf? Ning Cheng almost yelled out excitedly. He looked at the leaves more closely and confirmed that it was indeed the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf.
Ning Cheng held back his excitement and carefully dug out all twenty or so Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaves from the patch.
“Junior Apprentice Sister Ji, I’ve found the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf.” Ning Cheng carried the leaves carefully and entered the True Spirit World with great joy.
Yan Ji, staying in the True Spirit World, was just as excited when she saw that Ning Cheng had found the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf. In all honesty, just staying with Ning Cheng made her fully satisfied. But if she could recover her foundation and continue her cultivation, she would naturally want to cultivate to a higher realm. After all, she still wished to be strong enough to help Ning Cheng.
Being with her beloved, millions of years could easily pass by in a flash, so could there be anything like too much time? Only when she cultivated to a higher realm could she have more time.
“Then, let’s quickly get out of this place. It’s too dangerous here.” Yan Ji still couldn’t get rid of the image of Ning Cheng from a few days ago, when he came in with serious injuries.
“There’s no hurry. I will refine the True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill for you now. Once your foundation recovers, you can continue cultivating in the True Spirit World.” Why would Ning Cheng wait until he left the Burial Shadow Blue Sands to refine the True Extreme Restoration Pill? With all the required spirit herbs on him, it would be better to refine the pill here rather than outside.
The True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill was nothing more than a Dao Sculpting Dao Pill. Therefore, since Ning Cheng could already refine Dao Transformation Dao Pills without much effort, it wouldn’t take him much time or effort to refine it.
The main ingredients required to refine the True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill were the True Extreme Dao Fruit, Pill Marrow and Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf. Since Ning Cheng had enough for ten or so batches, he didn’t feel much worried about failures during the refining process.
Fortunately, in the first batch alone, Ning Cheng had refined twelve top-grade True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pills.
Even a single True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill had a sky-high price, even higher than many ordinary Dao Transformation Dao Pills. All because this pill required one of the most difficult to find ingredients. It wasn’t the Exquisite Star Golden Concealed Leaf or the True Extreme Dao Fruit, but the Pill Marrow. It’s just that Ning Cheng happened to have a large quantity of very high-quality pill marrow.
Yan Ji also watched Ning Cheng refine the pills from the side. And when Ning Cheng refined twelve top-quality True Extreme Restoration Pills in the first batch, she felt equally excited.
Ning Cheng took a True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill and put it into Yan Ji’s mouth. The pill quickly transformed into a unique law aura, seeping into her body. This law aura quickly repaired her damaged foundation without a guiding force before dispersing into Yan Ji’s purple palace and meridians.
Two hours later, Ning Cheng could clearly feel the changes in Yan Ji’s body. The weakness in Yan Ji’s body gradually disappeared, and dao rhythms started to gather around her body again. Even her cultivation level slowly climbed up, pushing her to the late-state Life and Death Realm.
When Yan Ji went through spiritual enhancement, it improved her cultivation qualifications by a few levels. Later, when Ruo Shi used that top-tier dao fruit to repair her spiritual roots, her qualifications had improved once again. This time, Ning Cheng used the True Extreme Restoration Spirit Pill to repair her foundation for the third time. So one could say that this time, Yan Ji’s qualifications had reached the level of top geniuses of the Grand Essence Realm.
“Ning Cheng, I’m better…….” After finding Ning Cheng back then, Yan Ji admittedly felt a little lost despite her satisfaction. As a result, she always felt a little hesitation in her heart. But now, she no longer felt hesitant and hugged Ning Cheng unreservedly.
All her efforts were worth it. She had done and gone through a lot for Ning Cheng, and Ning Cheng reciprocated the feelings and efforts and even went beyond it.
Ning Cheng finally took a breather as one of the stones weighing down on his heart had finally crumbled. He still had a lot of time before the Five Grand Realms’ Alchemy Competition. Therefore, he wanted to go back and see Luofei and Ruolan after coming out of the Burial Shadow Blue Sands.
Thinking of Luofei, Liu Fanglin’s incomparably seductive appearance inexplicably flashed in Ning Cheng’s mind, triggering an unconscious reaction. Yan Ji, who still hugged Ning Cheng tightly, also felt this unconscious reaction as Ning Cheng’s ‘it’ pressed against her body.
Although she dared to love and hate with a passion, she suddenly felt a little overwhelmed. Her body even trembled slightly out of anticipation.
 The author uses ‘True Spirit World’ and ‘True Spirit World Ring’ interchangeably. I usually use just the ‘True Spirit World’ for both cases, but this particular sentence required using the extended version due to the implied nature of the conversation.
 TL Thoughts: Medicine Valley? Wasn’t it supposed to be the Valley of Life?
 The raws state it as an ‘object’, but I think ‘it’ suits better considering the context. 😀