Chapter 335 – The Three Generals
The first person Lei Yu had to relay this news to wasn’t his loved ones but the one he currently hated the most – the Devil King!
He strode back to the room with the wooden door and a ghost image appeared exuding a green light.
“Not bad, you have actually reached the Soul Splitting stage in such a short amount of time.” The Devil King said in an enigmatic tone.
Lei Yu coldly harrumphed, “Enough with the bullshit, I only want to get rid of the disgusting energy that you’ve left inside my body as soon as possible!”
The Devil King coldly laughed, “There’s no need to be in such a rush. All you need to do is to follow the cultivation method I imparted to you, and it shouldn’t take too long for you to reach the late Soul Splitting stage. By that time, you can bring my remnant soul along with you to find my true body and we won’t owe each other anything.”
“We have to make it clear that it’s you that owe me!” Leaving these words, Lei Yu immediately turned around and left the small room. He then calmed himself down and began to cultivate once more.
The floating skull stared towards the wooden door, “You ignorant brat! Once we find my true body, the benefits you’ll gain would be unimaginable!”
Only when Lei Yu consolidated his new power did he finally stand up to leave the castle.
“Little Yu, when do you plan on leaving to take care of that so called important matter of yours?” Asked Telephassa.
Lei Yu lightly smiled, “It shouldn’t take too long, probably within these two years. Once I return and Ying Ying and Nami haven’t changed their minds, then we’ll reconsider having them cultivate the devil’s path.”
Those two didn’t get to chat much longer before everyone started arriving at the main hall. The bull-head was the first to happily say: “Little Yu, I heard that you made a breakthrough!”
Lei Yu replied with a face full of smiles, “That’s right; I just broke through earlier today.”
“Master, you are truly too awesome! I wonder how long it’ll take me for me to reach your level?!” Liu Hao had a slight pout while mumbling at the side.
“As long as you work hard on cultivating, this is just a matter of time before it will happen.”
Ai Er’s face didn’t look good, and Ying Ying and Nami were the same. Lei Yu noticed this and asked: “What’s going on with you three? You’re not happy because I made a breakthrough?”
Cui Ying Ying was the first who couldn’t hold back and asked: “I heard elder sister say you have to leave?”
Hearing these words, a lot of people were surprised. Bull-head and Telephassa already knew about it, but Nuo Hu, Liu Hao, Tian Ye, Tai Lao and the rest had no clue.
“There’s something very important that I have to take care of. If I don’t do it, it’s possible… it’s possible that the future me may not be myself.” Lei Yu didn’t want to explain everything in detail because he didn’t want this friends and family to worry. But there were times when some explanation had to be given, even if it was a little bit.
“I have no clue what you meant by that.” Said Cui Ying Ying.
“You will understand in the future and I won’t be leaving for the time being. Once my strength reaches the late Soul Splitting stage is when I’ll take my leave. Once I return, we will all sit down and discuss that issue!” Lei Yu was inferring to the devil path’s cultivation.
Listening to Lei Yu’s words, everyone was clear that his matter was rather important and it had to be completed.
“Master! How about I go with you?” Liu Hao asked.
“No!” Lei Yu shook his head, “Your strength is only at the Gold Core stage so it’s best that you stay here and cultivate.”
“What about me?” Romon was already at the late Nascent Soul stage. When it came to a one on one fight, Romon could pretty much go against someone at the early Fusion Soul stage. After all, he was an ascetic cultivator. In the entire Immortal Realm, there was only Romon who chose that path and has managed to reach such a high level.
Lei Yu once again shook his head, “That won’t work; I don’t want any of my friends to encounter the danger that I might meet.”
“Little Yu.” The bull-head cleared his throat. “How about I go take care of whatever matter it is that you need to deal with? You should know that my current spiritual energy is undergoing its own conversion so there’s no need for me to cultivate and I only need to let it run its course. Therefore if your matter is really that problematic, you should let me accompany you and not keep refusing us.”
“If you left, then the strongest person in the Southern Wild Lands will only be Telephassa. Her strength is only at the Boundary Transition stage which is just like the Void Immortal. If the Void Sect manages to find out our relationship and knows that we both left, there’s no guarantee that he wouldn’t utilize an all out offense. By that time, even though he may not be able to break through to this place, do you really want so many of your citizens and subordinates to die?” Lei Yu’s words made the bull-head silent, and he wasn’t even done yet. Lei Yu continued: “Others may not know your mission but how could I not know? Telephassa is your main objective, so don’t fail the expectations of Ares!”
“As your friend, I can’t even share a piece of your burden… I truly deserve death!” The bull-head stomped his foot and the main hall started shaking. Everyone was silent and the only noise one could hear were the marching steps of the guards from the outside.
Three people glanced at each other and nodded in unison.
“We are willing to accompany Lord Lightning!” From that chorus of voices, everyone’s eyes landed on the trio and a smile broke on their face.
“Lord Lightning, we are the left and right hands of the Lord Demon King and her Majesty the Queen. Let us replace the two emperors in accompanying you on your journey. One, we can lessen their worry and two, this will make Lord Demon King feel less conflicted in his heart.” The one that spoke in the lead was Golden Tiger, and beside him were Tai Lao and Hei Feng.
“That’s right! How come we didn’t think of this? Even though they can’t help you by much, at least I will worry less with them by your side!” Bull-head said with a smile.
“Little Yu, stop declining this anymore. Since the three Generals are so sincere in their actions, you should agree to their request.” Assented Telephassa.
Lei Yu thought for a bit and couldn’t think of a reason to reject them. Out of these three Generals, the strongest was at the late Soul Splitting stage and the rest were at the mid Soul Splitting stages. With such a show up of strength all at once, the Immortal Realm would definitely shake from seeing this. Lei Yu nodded, “Then I will first thank the three Generals!”
“No need to be so courteous!”
Thus the discussion came to a conclusion. Lei Yu didn’t explain or want to explain what was going on in detail. Humans were selfish creatures and Lei Yu didn’t want his women and his fellow brothers to know he had a strange energy inside him and all his fortuitous encounters were due to this energy. Although he knew they wouldn’t care about this, he still didn’t want them exposed to this knowledge.
One thing Lei Yu didn’t know was that the only reason he was selected and gained the Devil King’s energy was because of his awakening. That fateful day when the heavenly lightning struck his body while he was falling off the cliff and awoken his brand; that was the time when the green energy appeared right afterwards. If it wasn’t because of that lightning, most likely none of the other fortuitous things would have happened to Lei Yu.
After the decision was made, the crowd was able to relax a bit. And through Lei Yu’s request, Tian Ye was able to enter the Devil King’s castle to cultivate as well.