Chapter 1652: Shouldering the Hope
Wu Xie was pleased to see how hard Xiang Shaoyun was practicing the Divine Sinister Space Palm. Inwardly, he thought, As always, Senior Brother has good eyes for picking this person as his disciple. He will definitely be able to fulfill his wish.
Countless years ago, Ge Yi and Wu Xie were prideful genius cultivators. They traversed the lands, defeating all who they encountered. Additionally, they were also the guardians of the Guardians Guild, earning them the favor of countless people.
They were also the disciples of Venerable Yuan Shi. One of them would be chosen as the Guardians Guild's young guild master, the heir of the guild master. Countless people looked favorably upon Ge Yi's chances. Not only was he strong, but he was also fair and selfless. At the same time, he was one of the founders of the Dragon Phoenix Academy.
As for Wu Xie, he had always acted in a wanton and unrestrained manner. He had talent and enough strength to win the loyalty of the masses, but his disposition made him someone unsuitable for the position.
However, nobody knew that Wu Xie was also Venerable Yuan Shi's illegitimate child. Ge Yi had never been an ambitious person and had always hoped that Wu Xie would succeed his father.
As for Wu Xie, he deeply respected Ge Yi. Thus, the two ended up hoping that the other person would be the one to inherit the guild master's position. At that time, a large-scale alien invasion suddenly erupted. They all participated in the intense war. Ultimately, the aliens were all defeated. Along with the defeat of the aliens, Venerable Yuan Shi had disappeared. With that, the deputy guild masters instantly took over the guild.
They planned to snatch the guild master's position, but without the authority token from the guild master, none of them were able to fully justify their ascension to the position. Furthermore, conflicts broke out between the two deputy guild masters, making it impossible for them to maintain a united front. At the same time, the senior figures of the guild also demanded to have an additional deputy guild master elected. Ge Yi supported Wu Xie to become the new deputy guild master, but at that time, Wu Xie disappeared as well. And thus, Ge Yi came to become the new deputy guild master.
Because of that, Ge Yi was deeply disappointed in Wu Xie. He felt that Wu Xie had failed both Venerable Yuan Shi and him. Also, Ge Yi was disgusted by the behaviors of the existing deputy guild masters. Thus, he secluded himself in the Dragon Phoenix Academy after peace returned to the dominion.
As for Wu Xie, he secluded himself on his Peach Blossom Island, too embarrassed to meet his senior brother. That past was a burden Wu Xie had been carrying, one that he had never told anyone. Very few people knew about his relationship with Ge Yi. The moment Wu Xie heard that Ge Yi had accepted Xiang Shaoyun as his disciple, he had paid close attention to Xiang Shaoyun.
If Xiang Shaoyun was only an ordinary genius, Wu Xie wouldn't think too much about him. However, Xiang Shaoyun had actually caused Wu Xie's senior brother to personally enter the Devil Domain and slay Devil Gods to prove Xiang Shaoyun's identity as a human. From then on, Wu Xie knew that his senior brother had placed all his hope on Xiang Shaoyun.
With the recent announcement by the Guardians Guild that they were going to appoint a young guild master, Wu Xie realized what his senior brother wanted to do. Xiang Shaoyun must be the young guild master.
After understanding his senior brother's plan, Wu Xie naturally wanted to give his senior brother a hand. And thus, he summoned Xiang Shaoyun to his island. One could say that Xiang Shaoyun was shouldering the hope of both his senior brother and Wu Xie himself. The Guardians Guild was in need of a change.
"Kid, you better don't disappoint us," muttered Wu Xie.
After about half a month, Xiang Shaoyun finally stopped practicing the Divine Sinister Space Palm. He had successfully grasped the essence of the technique.
"The Divine Sinister Space Palm is a truly unique and unmatched palm technique. With this technique, I will be able to injure an opponent without the opponent even seeing the attack!" said Xiang Shaoyun in excitement as he stared at his palms.
The dominion was filled with countless capable individuals of numerous abilities. However, a God as powerful as Wu Xie was definitely rare. Even if the palm technique he created couldn't be compared with those epoch-making god-grade techniques, it was close.
"Alright. You have grasped my ultimate technique. You only need to keep practicing to become even stronger. However, you're still too weak. You need to enter the Rebirth Realm as soon as possible. Time waits for no one. If you're too slow, the Guardians Guild's young guild master will not be you," said Wu Xie as he appeared beside Xiang Shaoyun with a flicker.
"Guardians Guild's young guild master? What do you mean?" asked Xiang Shaoyun doubtfully.
"What? You don't know?" exclaimed Wu Xie.
"I'm not even a member of the Guardians Guild," said Xiang Shaoyun with a shrug.
Wu Xie covered his face and said, "Did my senior brother not tell you anything?"
"He only told me to snatch the first place of the Heaven Battling Ranking," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Fine. Looks like my senior brother does not wish to dump too much pressure on you. Understandable, as you're still too weak." Wu Xie instantly understood Ge Yi's reasoning for not telling Xiang Shaoyun. "Although I can help you enter the Rebirth Realm in a short period of time, my senior brother will definitely not be happy if he finds out about it. You should think of a way to break through yourself. Then, you need to go look for my senior brother. He will probably have something important to tell you."
"Yes, martial uncle. I'll enter the Rebirth Realm as soon as possible. Thank you for your guidance, martial uncle," said Xiang Shaoyun as he bowed gratefully.
"Leave. Little Mu Mu's identity is quite unique, so she won't be able to stay with you for now. Only when you're strong enough to stand above everyone in the world will the two of you be able to stay together," said Wu Xie.
"Yes, I will. Nobody can stop us from being together!" declared Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
He then returned to the Peach Blossom Island with Wu Xie. After enjoying yet another performance by the four young women, they parted ways. Ye Chaomu was kept behind by Wu Xie, while Xiang Shaoyun and Little White left and traveled to the north.
"Little White, are you sure this is the right direction?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Yes. I got this location from the clan. Those old fogeys won't lie to me. So long as I can enter that place, my bloodline will be further enhanced. At that time, I'll become the strongest white tiger!" said Little White in excitement.
"Did you not gain anything from the ancient battlefield?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Yes, or I wouldn't have reached my current cultivation level. But that's not enough. I want to grow even stronger!" said Little White.
"Um. Let's see what's so special about that place, then," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
"Boss, that place is a truly dangerous place. I had planned to have some of the old fogeys from the clan go with me, but in the end, I had decided that none of them was as reliable as you, boss," said Little White.
"We're brothers. There's no need for excessive courtesy between us. Get moving. Let's reach the North Illusionary Sea as quickly as possible," said Xiang Shaoyun.