TL-checked : Zaki, Edited – Animeart
The Headmistress of the Phoenix Villa Mountain immediately recognized Lin Shu.
She said, “I haven’t seen you for several years, but the face of the Immortal Lord hasn’t changed at all.”
After so many years, Lin Shu has finally learned how to communicate with people normally, he said: “The same goes for the Headmistress.”
——Then she was no longer polite. The Big Miss’ life was in danger and needed to be saved immediately.
The Phoenix Mountain Villa was a sect in the Jianghu, and did not have as many rules as in the Imperial Palace. Lin Shu saw the little Phoenix lying on the bed behind the curtains at a glance.
The room was filled with ice, and the bed was made of cold jade, but it could not suppress the burning spiritual Qi in his body.
Ling Fengxiao was lying on the bed, wearing bright red gauze clothes. His small jade-like face, and his inky black eyelashes trembled slightly, revealing the pain the owner was suffering.
Lin Shu said, “Please dismiss everyone.”
Soon the room became deserted.
Lin Shu sat in front of the bed and held Ling Fengxiao’s hand.
He had done this action many times. He knew the direction of Ling Fengxiao’s meridians even better than Ling Fengxiao himself.
The icy-cold Qi was gently and slowly injected into his meridians. Ice and Fire interacted. The frenzied Blazing Yang Qi was like a flame extinguished by water, and gradually subsided.
Ling Fengxiao’s breathing became much more stable, and his body that was strung tight due to pain also slowly relaxed. As if by instinct, the hand that was held by Lin Shu clutched back at his fingers tightly, like a drowning man grasping at a lifeline.
Lin Shu remembered that day many years ago, his cousin had lost consciousness for the first time in front of him. After an infusion of spiritual power, he was firmly held by this man. He had to sleep with his hand being held all night.
Involuntarily, holding Ling Fengxiao’s hand, he smiled gently.
It turned out that Xiao Shao’s habit of holding someone’s hand was a memory that was developed from this time.
He used his other hand to touch Ling Fengxiao’s forehead, stroking over the delicate and beautiful bridge of the nose, over the soft, petal-like lips.
The child in front of him was sleeping very deeply. Only the most carefree people would be like this. He had not yet seen the storms of the world, and the wind and frost in people’s hearts had nothing to do with him.
At this moment, Lin Shu wanted to pick him up, hold him in his arms, and break open the heavy wooden door carved with Phoenix. They could escape from this huge Mountain Villa as if they were escaping from the heavy fate many years later.
But he could not.
This was the second time he had come to the past. The loss of his Divine Soul now made his cultivation only at the level of Yuanying and it was still declining rapidly.
Guiltless suddenly appeared at the head of the bed.
He climbed onto Ling Fengxiao’s bed, got under his quilt, and made Ling Fengxiao face himself.
Lin Shu thought to himself, for Guiltless, Ling Fengxiao might be special.
The ancient artifact was famous. Countless people who had used this sword had gone off the rails when they tried to use it, but it waited for thousands of years and only recognized this one person as its master.
After a while, perhaps because the pain was dispelled, Ling Fengxiao opened his eyes, regaining consciousness.
The first thing he saw was Guiltless.
Lin Shu looked at this very small and beautiful Ling Fengxiao, frowning at the black clothes, red eyes, all wrapped in an aura of evilness and resentment, then rubbed his eyes, and finally turned in his own direction in disgust.
This little thing was still not fully awake and in a state of delirium — for example, hysteria often occurred after a child had a fever, which was a normal state.
But when he saw Lin Shu, his eyes seemed to brighten up and he tilted his head.
Guiltless was totally angry with Ling Fengxiao and with a swoosh, he went back into the Qingming cave.
Lin Shu smiled at Ling Fengxiao.
Ling Fengxiao looked down at his hand that was held by Lin Shu, pulled it out, and then looked up at Lin Shu.
k2014;k2014;-This look was exactly the same as when Yingying wanted to be held.
Lin Shu then picked up the little thing.
Ling Fengxiao laughed and wanted to play with Lin Shu’s hair, and Lin Shu let him play.
Unfortunately, after a while, the Phoenix Villa Headmistress, who was overjoyed to see the Big Miss awake, came in and thanked Lin Shu. After discovering that Ling Fengxiao seemed to like Lin Shu very much, she proposed to let Lin Shu live in Phoenix Mountain Villa and ask Ling Fengxiao to get along with the elder Immortal Lord more.
Lin Shu should have left, but he chose to stay for a while.
Although he faced Ling Fengxiao, who was still an ignorant child, gently with the attitude of an elder, he knew in his heart that this might be the last time to meet this person in this life.
Ling Fengxiao was not ignorant after he had recovered his consciousness.
He was dressed in bright red dress and had shoulder-length black hair, no superfluous decoration. He did not deliberately dress up as a girl – after all, with his exquisite facial features, his gender could not be recognized at this age.
The Phoenix Villa Headmistress probably mentioned that he knew who Lin Shu was.
“Lord Taoyuan.” In the gentle afterglow of the evening, Ling Fengxiao was playing on the swing, and Lin Shu gave him a push from time to time.
“Lord Taoyuan, is your name Lord Taoyuan?”
Lin Shu said, “It’s not my real name.”
Ling Fengxiao swung very high, but maintained a very good balance. The whole person was like a light little red bird. When he came back down, he asked him: “Then what is your name?”
Lin Shu said, “In the future you will naturally know.”
Ling Fengxiao stopped, stood on the swing, turned around and tilted his head: “Then what should I call you?”
Lin Shu couldn’t think of anything for a while, but thinking that he had already betrothed the non-existent disciple to this little thing, he said, “You can call me Master.”
The young Ling Fengxiao was obviously more active than Yingying, he hugged Lin Shu’s neck to hang on him, sweetly called out ‘Master’ several times.
But after a while, he was a little lost: “But I use a blade, you use a sword, you are not my master.”
Then he seemed to have an idea: “Then I’ll call you Immortal Lord.”
Lin Shu: “……”
Ling Fengxiao jumped down from him and took him to see the wonderful flowers and plants in Phoenix Mountain Villa.
Immortal Lord, look at this.
Immortal Lord, look at that.
Immortal Lord, why don’t you wear white clothes?
Lin Shu was so uncomfortable by the constant call of “Immortal Lord”, but he couldn’t get angry when he saw those beautiful eyes that seemed to have the brightness of stars and moon. Finally, he gave into the Little Phoenix’s demand and changed into light white clothes according to his preference. He told the Little Phoenix a lot of stories. Of course, he was hugged by this fragrant and soft Little Phoenix several times. He vaguely could sense that Guiltless in the Qingming cave’s eyes were bleeding with envy.
However, what should be uncomfortable is still uncomfortable. The title “Immortal Lord” left a deep shadow in Lin Shu, which directly caused the Phoenix Villa Headmistress to find them. She asked the Pavilion Master to give the child a nickname. When Lin Shu named the little thing “Baby”, he was scratched by Ling Fengxiao, but he was also completely comfortable.
After the Headmistress left, Ling Fengxiao wanted to see him do his Sword moves and especially stressed that he wanted to see the most powerful one.
Lin Shu broke a peach blossom branch to use as a sword. As he thought about which Sword method was the most superb Sword technique, he could only think of 《Everlasting Yearning》.
But here, the clouds were all scattered over the sky, the forest dyed mild gold as the tired birds returned to their nests in the forests — everything was peaceful and serene. Ling Fengxiao draped in red, sat on a big boulder and looked at him intently. Behind him there were colorful flowers and trees. The falling flowers rustled like heavy rain.
Holding the peach blossom sword he executed the form “Overwhelming Sadness of Parting”. After the flowers withered and the boundless beautiful scenery disappeared, he only saw Ling Fengxiao’s eyes.
The falling flowers fascinated his eyes. He suddenly found that there was boundless tenderness behind such a gloomy and lonely move.
The writing of 《Everlasting Yearning》 was still not perfect, but for sure he couldn’t write such subtle information.
He withdrew his sword.
Ling Fengxiao said the Immortal Lord was really beautiful.
Lin Shu took his hand and talked to him about many things.
Lin Shu suddenly thought that Phoenix Mountain Villa was here.
He asked Ling Fengxiao if he could take him to the blade forging platform.
Naturally, he could.
He was led by this little thing, all the way to the blade forging platform.
This was not a cluster of Heavenly Fire.
It was a monstrous sea of fire that would melt even the hardest extraterrestrial meteorite iron, reminding Lin Shu of cross-flowing lava..
Sorching and blazing, it seemed that even the Divine Soul would be roasted and melted by it. Ling Fengxiao said that only those with the Phoenix spiritual Qi could enter.
Lin Shu took out the feather and gave it to Ling Fengxiao. He said to him, Xiao’er, find a place you like best and put it in.
Ling Fengxiao answered in affirmative. Holding the feather, he happily hopped to the depths of the sea of fire. His Phoenix soul was the purest, so he could go to the depths of the core of the sea of fire and put down the feather.
Lin Shu watched from afar, and a soft and gentle “chirp” seemed to come from his soul. He thought about the chick, and had some slim hope, finally feeling at ease.
In the space-time outside the ‘Evil Karma Platform’, he was besieged and it was extremely dangerous. He didn’t know if he could get away. This is the best place for the chick.
And according to the ancient texts, the completion of Phoenix Nirvana would take at least twenty years in the minimum.
His mind shook and thought, No matter who you are ……
Xiao Wubing, no matter who you are, no matter how many years it takes for the Phoenix Nirvana, you should live in peace and security.
Ling Fengxiao came out of the sea of fire and asked Lin Shu to hold him.
Lin Shu leaned down and touched his head and told him, he was leaving now.
The little thing grumbled all the way and said he liked Immortal Lord and didn’t want Immortal Lord to go.
Lin Shu told him that they would see each other again in the future.
Ling Fengxiao said that the Immortal Lord couldn’t lie to him.
Lin Shu said he would not cheat.
The little thing was then happy and sent Lin Shu to the Mountain gate. Then suddenly he tugged his sleeves and sullenly said: “Immortal Lord, my.. that ……”
Lin Shu: “En?”
He didn’t seem to be very good at it, and finally stammered, “Immortal Lord, do you know that I am ……?”
The words in the middle were silenced. Lin Shu thought it might be the effect of the Mantra.
He smiled and said, “I know you’re a boy.”
Ling Fengxiao eyebrows bent in happiness and said, “That’s good.”
Lin Shu: “?”
He felt something was wrong.
As he was leaving, he finally realized what was wrong and turned around with the intention of telling Ling Fengxiao clearly that his fiancée was not a girl, when he suddenly saw a white shadow appeared behind Ling Fengxiao!
It was Guiltless.
This thing must have guessed the reason why Ling Fengxiao didn’t like it before. He didn’t know from where Guiltless pulled out a set of white clothes, and restrained the resentment and anger fully, turned the color of its eyes black and had a pure and clean aura all over.
——Even the hair was neatly managed, his features were weirdly almost identical to Lin Shu, and at this young age, he looked clean and beautiful and at first glance like a little girl.
He closed Ling Fengxiao’s eyes from behind. When Ling Fengxiao turned back, he put down his hand and called out to Ling Fengxiao, “Little Phoenix.”
Ling Fengxiao looked at the distant Lin Shu, and then looked at Guiltless, there was a very pleased look in his eyes: “Is that you?”
Guiltless said, “How do you know it’s me?”
Ling Fengxiao: “I just know.”
He seemed to want to play with Guiltless for a while, but looking at Lin Shu, he was a little lost and said, “But you’re going to go with Immortal Lord.”
Guiltless said, “Eleven years later, I’ll wait for you to pick me up.”
Ling Fengxiao said, “I will.”
Guiltless gently stroked his hair: “I’m leaving.”
Ling Fengxiao said, “You wait for me.”
It was not until Guiltless came to him that Lin Shu finally reacted to what had happened.
He wanted to lift him by his neck and ask why he pretended to be his fiancee and said all this nonsense.
A moment later, he realized that he hadn’t pretended.
He wore white because he was keenly aware that Ling Fengxiao did not like black.
He said that eleven years later, when Ling Fengxiao would pick him up -——
It was because, in that year, Ling Fengxiao not only brought back Lin Shu from the ghost village, but also …… took Guiltless from the Floating Heaven Immortal Palace.
Finally, the truth of the terrible tragedy of acknowledging the wrong gender was revealed.
Guiltless’ behavior in itself was no problem, a blade and his master had a deep bond.
But Ling Fengxiao thought it was his beautiful fiancee, who had made an agreement to meet him in the future. Therefore, he believed in Lin Shu’s false gender.
Lin Shu felt utterly suffocated.
Zaki~~ this is so bittersweet, awww… now parts of the confusion with the genders are cleared.
Ela ~~ a rollercoaster of misunderstanding!
Ani — ooohhh few more chaps!! nail biting!