Chapter 185 – That Is A Father!
Ye Xiao shook his head confusedly, “Things in the old times? What things… do you mean exactly?”
“About your mother.” Ye Nan-Tian sounded worried.
He was afraid that his son knew all the truth about it.
Sometimes, it was better to let one person bear the sadness than two persons.
It his son kept fooling around doing nothing good, that would be fine for him. At least his son would be away from getting involved to that ‘thing’ and end up dead.
Yet his son was so outstanding now. He knew Ye Xiao was a man with extreme pride. If Ye Xiao knew the truth, he wouldn’t just let his mother remain imprisoned.
However, the Qiong-Hua Palace was not some normal sect. It was one of the greatest sects in the Qing-Yun Realm.
Ye Clan wouldn’t offer any help to Ye Nan-Tian, even though it was his own clan. Even if Ye Clan would, they wouldn’t be a match to the Qiong-Hua Palace!
If Ye Xiao got involved to such a mess, Ye Nan-Tian would feel terrible.
“About my mother?” Ye Xiao shook his head, “I know nothing about it. You never told me anything. How could I know.”
Ye Nan-Tian looked at him for a long while and made sure he truly didn’t know anything. He felt relieved and said, “Xiao Xiao… You don’t need to know anything about your mother or me. You only need to do one thing. Make yourself stronger and stronger!”
He was suddenly reminded his son’s words, ‘Qing-Yun Realm? My goal is far more than that…’
“I know.” Ye Xiao spoke calmly, “I know that my present capability is far less than enough to know more things… However, I think… When I am qualified enough, I have to know the truth and get involved! She is your wife and my mother!”
Ye Nan-Tian looked out through the window and replied with a raucous voice, “As long as you are qualified enough, you will get to know it!”
“Then to what cultivation level could I be qualified enough?” Ye Xiao asked.
“The Grade of Daoyuan!” Ye Nan-Tian said, “Not the first several levels though. You have to be over the fifth level of the Grade of Daoyuan…”
And then he sighed.
The Grade of Daoyuan was like a dream!
He himself had been cultivating and practicing in fights. Now he was only at the fifth level of the Grade of Mengyuan!
He had five more levels to go to get to the first level of the Grade of Daoyuan. Every level up was like a distance of several huge mountains!
Ye Nan-Tian told Ye Xiao that he should get to the fifth level of the Grade of Daoyuan, because he wanted Ye Xiao to know the truth late.
He merely couldn’t stand losing another person in the family…
“The fifth level of the Grade of Daoyuan?” He looked around and smiled lightly.
It seemed not difficult for him to achieve though.
“By the way, I almost forgot this. A few days ago when you returned, my master said that he had observe you secretly once and….” Ye Xiao acted like he suddenly thought of something important, “I almost forgot this thing.”
“What is it?” Ye Nan-Tian asked with curiosity.
He didn’t doubt that Ye Xiao’s master had the capability to observe him without being noticed. Within only over half a year, he had taught his son to be so outstanding. He must be a marvelous man. Ye Nan-Tian even thought that this master was at least the fifth level of the Grade of Daoyuan. He must be a grandmaster dan-maker. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to give Ye Xiao those supreme dan beads!
To Ye Nan-Tian, it was surely a good thing that Ye Xiao’s master was a superior grandmaster!
In fact, at the end of the war, they would very possibly end up facing the House of the Chaotic Storms. To deal with Wan, Xiu and Master Bai, this secret master was a secret force that Ye Nan-Tian planned to use. However, it was only to be used for Ye Xiao’s safety.
“Well… After my master saw you, he said that you must be wounded. If you couldn’t be cured, you would never be able to reach the sixth level of the Grade of Mengyuan.” Ye Xiao spoke slowly.
Ye Xiao was so wise and experienced after all. As long as Ye Nan-Tian didn’t try to hide it, it would be easy for Ye Xiao to see through that.
Although Ye Nan-Tian was much stronger than Ye Xiao in cultivation capability now, Ye Xiao was much more experienced than Ye Nan-Tian!
Ye Nan-Tian stood up immediately when he heard that. He kept his eyes opened widely. He was shocked!
He couldn’t agree more with those words!
He felt admiration to Ye Xiao’s master before this. Now after what Ye Xiao told him, he was even more sure that this secret master must be a grandmaster cultivator.
In the Land of Han-Yang, nobody was capable enough to know about his wound!
The natives in the Land of Han-Yang didn’t even know what it was like to be over the Grade of Tianyuan. They didn’t even know how many levels in total there were. Things like Lingyuan, Mengyuan and Daoyuan were barely in the myths.
The words Ye Xiao’s master said were simple and correct. Ye Nan-Tian was extremely shocked.
He knew so well how difficult it was to reckon a man’s condition by only observation!
He thought that this secret master must be at least in the Grade of Daoyuan and could already connect his mind to the heavens. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to do such a thing!
The one who left the wound on his body was the No.9 Protector of the Qiong-Hua Palace, a cultivator in the eighth level of the Grade of Daoyuan!
Ye Xiao’s master must be close to the No.9 Protector in terms of cultivation!
“Did he really say so?” Ye Nan-Tian was suddenly mad!
He had been working hard to recover his original cultivation capability and had finally reached the fifth level of the Grade of Mengyuan. Yet he was stopped there and couldn’t make progress anymore!
No matter how hard he worked, he just couldn’t break through!
Now he knew the reason!
His body had been restrained by the wound!
Even if he spent all he had, he couldn’t break through the restrain!
Now he understood why he was given such a promise. It was merely an impossible dream. It was only a hope that would never come true.
‘As long as you break through the Grade of Daoyuan, you will meet your wife again!’
That promise resounded in his ears. It had been the motivating strength that had supported him on the endless fights!
Yet the hope was now an irony to him!
[That was playing me as a fool! He was trying to make me live in a joke forever!]
Ye Nan-Tian sighed. His face was dark. Apparently, he wasn’t in a good mood.
When he looked at Ye Xiao’s concerning eyes, the flame of anger in his heart suddenly stopped.
[No matter how furious I am, I have to keep it a secret to Xiao Xiao!
At least now is not the good time to let him know.
Otherwise… he will go mad!
If he couldn’t have the power to do what he wanted for his mother, for his whole life, no matter how long he lived, it would be a burden in his heart forever!]
“Yes. A few years ago when I fought against an enemy, that man played some tricks on me. I thought I have recovered. It turns out it’s still hidden in me.” Ye Nan-Tian took in a deep breath and forcefully suppressed the anger in his heart. He spoke lightly, “Your master is a powerful man indeed. He is actually able to see through this directly.”
Ye Xiao looked at his father’s face and said, “Who was that man?”
“I killed him. He died fighting, yet before he died, he left a wound on me. That was how he could hurt me.” Ye Nan-Tian smiled, “Dust to dust. The dead is dead. There is no good mentioning the past.”
Ye Xiao nodded silently.
Ye Nan-Tian thought that Ye Xiao believed what he said, but he was still panicky. It was also like waves inside Ye Xiao’s heart!
Ye Xiao had a sharp sensation. He could clearly feel that Ye Nan-Tian was depressed and angry at the moment.
Yet Ye Nan-Tian wanted to protect his son and didn’t want to add burdens to his son’s heart, so he decided to keep the bad things to himself!
He just made up a story and described it lightly, so that Ye Xiao wouldn’t want to do any revenge.
He knew how powerful the enemy was. He just didn’t want anything bad to happen to his son!
[That is a father!
That is a father’s love!]
Ye Xiao was extremely shocked.
His heart was like stricken by something. He was touched with a sour feeling.
That was such a special feeling for him!
It was warm, comfortable, joyful, and… It was a fantastic feeling!
He suppressed the feeling in his heart too. So he lowered his head and said, “My master told me that these dan beads could mend your condition to a certain extent. Although it couldn’t cure you, it will do you many goods. I have asked my master for a martial art for you.”
“Martial art?!” Ye Nan-Tian’s eyes were lit up. He was thrilled, “What martial art?”
During these days, Ye Nan-Tian had known many things about Ye Xiao, and he reckoned that this secret master must be an earthshaking figure in the Qing-Yun Realm! If such a great man gave him some martial art…
That must be some awesome martial art!