Chapter 1655: A Maiden's Ambition
Weili Island was merely a tiny island at the fringe of the North Illusionary Sea. In fact, the island was only the size of a city. Its climate was cold and harsh, making it hard for an ordinary person to survive there.
The inhabitants of the island were basically water and ice cultivators. Only these people would be able to derive some sort of satisfaction from staying in such a place. Xiang Shaoyun and Weili Yana's group took about half a month to sail back to Weili Island.
During this period of time, Weili Yana had been looking for all sorts of excuses to deepen her relationship with Xiang Shaoyun. Naturally, Xiang Shaoyun saw right through her, but he did not expose her. As far as he was concerned, they would part ways at Weili Island. Nothing else would happen between the two of them after that.
Nevertheless, he did discover that this young lady had quite a likable disposition. She was a good-natured princess, and she treated everyone around her with great kindness. He also discovered that she had a rather impressive physique. Although he hadn't studied her in detail, he could see that she would accomplish much in cultivation with proper training. In fact, he was even tempted to take her as his disciple. Ultimately, he suppressed his urge. He still had something more important to do. He could not change his plan for a little girl.
"Weili Island is right ahead!" introduced Weili Yana. She was apparently in a good mood after returning home.
"Um. This is a beautiful island," said Xiang Shaoyun.
He was speaking the truth. A wide variety of plants grew on the island, forming a fascinating landscape.
"Boss, we need to get going," said Little White.
"Yes, it's time we part ways," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
"Lord Xiang, Lord White, are you really leaving?" asked Weili Yana nervously.
"Yes. We have reached the islands of the North Illusionary Sea. You said that from here that we could reach the Illusory Island by going straight north, right? So this is where we go our separate ways," said Xiang Shaoyun seriously.
Just as they were about to leave, Weili Yana held onto Xiang Shaoyun's arm and said, "Lord Xiang, t-take me with you! I'm the only one that can bring you there."
Weili Hanyi had been paying close attention to Weili Yana. When he heard her words, he hurriedly said, "Your Highness, what are you talking about? You need to return to the island with us!"
He rushed toward Weili Yana, intending to bring her away by force. He would not allow her to take such a risk.
"Are you telling the truth?" asked Xiang Shaoyun after he froze Weili Hanyi in place.
"The Illusory Island will only appear once every 1,000 years. Without a discerning heart, one will not be able to sense the exact location of the island. I happen to be someone with a discerning heart," said Weili Yana, exposing her secret without any hesitation.
"Discerning heart?" Xiang Shaoyun was stunned.
The seven-point discerning heart was an extremely rare condition. Someone with such a physique would obtain the innate ability to read the future and glimpse the secrets of the heavens.
However, Weili Yana only had a discerning heart, and her seven point was still incomplete. Thus, she did not have the heaven-defying ability granted by a true seven-point discerning heart. Even so, the discerning heart alone was enough to grant her a vague sense of the affairs of the world.
"Lord Xiang, please take me with you. I wish to find the seven-colored fantastical spring and complete my seven-point discerning physique!" pleaded Weili Yana earnestly.
Weili Yana might be infatuated with Xiang Shaoyun, but she also knew very well what she wanted most. If she could obtain the true seven-point discerning heart, she would gain the qualifications to be with Xiang Shaoyun. Additionally, she would also gain the strength to bring Weili Island to greater heights. That was her ambition, the ambition of a maiden.
Xiang Shaoyun saw the longing in Weili Yana's eyes. With a smile, he said, "Sure. Come with us."
"Really? Thank you!" Weili Yana was overjoyed.
Weili Hanyi wanted to object, but he was confined by Xiang Shaoyun and couldn't even speak. He was extremely sullen.
"Don't worry. I'll bring her back safely," said Xiang Shaoyun before releasing Weili Hanyi. Before Weili Hanyi could react, Xiang Shaoyun flew toward the north with Weili Yana in tow.
Naturally, Little White followed behind him.
"Release the princess!" Weili Hanyi flew into the sky and called out.
Alas, his shouts were pointless. Xiang Shaoyun and company had gone far away. When Weili Yana found herself being held in Xiang Shaoyun's hand, an indescribable feeling bloomed in her heart. The sensation was almost intoxicating.
Xiang Shaoyun and Little White traveled rapidly, tearing space apart as they advanced. Before long, they arrived at an even colder place.
There, Xiang Shaoyun and Little White could feel that space itself seemed to have turned solid due to the extreme chill in the air, making any movement difficult. Furthermore, the chill in the air constantly assaulted their bodies. Xiang Shaoyun was forced to divert a portion of his energy to protect Weili Yana. She would have no way of surviving in such an environment.
"All the energy in the air has condensed together, to the point the air itself is like a mirror. Get out of my way! Roar!" Little White roared impatiently.
The terrifying tiger's roar rumbled forth, shattering space before them and filling the area with chunks of ice. It was at that moment that some sort of life form charged toward them. With his divine dao eyes, Xiang Shaoyun immediately noticed the newcomer. From far away, he pushed his palm out.
Divine Sinister Space Palm!
An explosion erupted far ahead of him. Blood bloomed, and a massive ice bird dropped from the sky. With a grabbing motion, Xiang Shaoyun caught the bird.
Weili Yana cried out in surprise, "This is the icemirror bird. It is rumored that this bird is capable of producing countless ice mirrors. It's so big! Oh, by the way, this species of bird generally lives in flocks."
Immediately after, cries of birds rang out all around them as countless waves of cold energy closed in on them.
"Get out of this prince's face, ice birds!" roared Little White as he swung his arms repeatedly.
His massive fists blasted through layer upon layer of ice energy. One icemirror bird after another dropped dead from the sky.
"Impudent! Not only are you intruding upon our territory, but you're actually murdering our brethren? You're courting death!" berated one of the icemirror birds, one that was clearly stronger than the others.
A powerful icemirror bird flew out. A massive ice mirror formed before the bird, and ice energy gushed out of the mirror, attempting to freeze both Xiang Shaoyun and Little White.