Chapter 19 - 19: Heavenly Demon Wings
Just as Long Chen picked up the book, he could see that it was a little different from the previous book. Its material was different from the previous one and did not feel as good, although it was still more superior than anything else he had seen back home.
One more thing that was different about this book compared to the previous book was that there was actually a name written in the book.
'HEAVENLY DEMON WINGS' were the words written on this book in large letters.
"Heavenly demon wings....what a good name for a skill. I hope that this technique is just as good as its name suggests," Long Chen said to himself while looking at this book.
Long Chen liked reading such a dominating name, and he was already impressed with the name of this technique. Long Chen thus decided to read it.
Long Chen opened this book and started reading. As he was reading this book page by page, his expressions were constantly changing regularly, from curious to amazed, then to shocked, and then to thoughtful.
As Long Chen read the last page, he finally had a smile on his face, and after finishing reading it, he closed the book.
"Amazing... such amazing Martial skills. If this Martial skill was made available in my world, empires would wage wars over it. Why was it thrown in the dustbin?'' Long Chen was talking to himself, but he couldn't be sure of the reason.
'Maybe this person doesn't like this technique as he thinks it is weak and not worth his attention, or he has bad memories attached to this technique. There is a good chance that it is related to the author who wrote this technique, but it is only a guess at this moment as I don't know anything about it.' Long Chen was thinking, trying to make sense of things, but since he could not be sure, he gave up.
Long Chen gave up on trying to find the reason for it to be thrown in the trash can and decided to focus on the content only.
As Long Chen could see, this book contained a flying type of Martial skill. Long Chen was happy as he got a flying type of Martial skill. Flying-type Martial skills were very rare in the world Long Tian was from, and only very few people possessed it. There was none in the Shui kingdom who had one, including the emperor himself.
As only cultivators having Sky Realm or above could fly without any flying type Martial skills, these skills were very useful for people weaker than the sky realm.
The importance of these techniques could be understood from something Long Tian had read in a book about them. All the flying type techniques available were core inheritances of some of the largest clans in his world and sharing them with the others was prohibited and punished by death.
Although average flying type Martial skills were useful until the Earth realm, Long Chen knew that these 'Heavenly Demon Wings' were even better than those techniques and would only grow stronger as his cultivation grew and his mastery in this skill increased.
As this Martial skill's name suggested, after using it a cultivator would be able to make wings using his own Qi and would be able to fly with the help of those wings. After learning it, Long Chen would be able to fly as long as his Qi lasted, and as his mastery in this Martial skill increased, his Qi consumption would simultaneously decrease, allowing him to fly for longer durations without rest.
Long Chen wanted to start learning and practicing this skill right here, but just as he was about to, there was a loud crash heard outside the room. Suddenly, heavy knocks started resounding from the room's door. Before he could understand anything, his dream broke and he woke up.
He found himself lying on the ground just like he was last night. There was a cold breeze flowing around, probably due to the cold lake water.
He got up and yawned. The sun was shining brightly in the sky. He noticed a few changes in his body and had a big happy smile on his face.
Long Chen was a little taller than the last time, and even though it was only by a small margin, it still did not escape his observation. His skin also looked even better than it did before, but these were not the changes he was happy about.
Long Chen was smiling about a completely different thing. As he got up, he noticed that he still had the same strength that he had in his dream after he broke through to the Spirit Establishment realm. Long Chen tried sending his consciousness inside again, and his golden soul seed was still inside.
Long Chen was so happy after finding out that he was still in the Spirit Establishment realm. He wondered how it was possible that a breakthrough achieved in a dream was able to make him a Spirit Establishment cultivator, but Long Chen could not think of a reason and did not think too much about it. Long was happy as long as he had made a breakthrough.
After celebrating for a little while, his stomach started making noises, indicating that he was hungry, and it was time to eat.
Long Chen sat down on a nearby stone and took out a golden fruit from his storage ring. He then started eating this golden fruit slowly.
He was feeling a little bit of sadness as he looked at the lake while eating the golden fruit. He could not help but remember the time when he was back on Earth when his father and mother had once taken him camping near a lake.
Just like today, Long Chen was eating in front of a lake, and his father and mother were around him. But this time he was all alone, sitting at the bottom of a cliff because of someone's scheme.
Long Chen could not help but think of his father and mother. He felt sad that he had died on Earth and left them all alone, and how sad they must be after hearing of his death.
Long Chen missed those innocent days of school where he did not need to worry about schemes and threats of death all the time. The girl who sat beside him in school was also his childhood friend, and he missed how they both enjoyed their school life. His melancholy filled the atmosphere.
Hours passed just like this. Finally, he decided to stop thinking of such depressing thoughts and decided to focus on getting stronger and getting out of here now he had a tool to do that.
He decided that he would use this Martial technique to get out of here.