Chapter 93: Separation (2)
After thinking for a moment, Su Chen said, “I’m going to visit the Dreamrealm for a bit and see what the message is. Protect me, please.”
“Okay.” Gu Qingluo nodded.
Su Chen activated his Dreamrealm insignia.
Right after he entered, he saw the Dream Spirit Lulu flying towards him. “Aiyaya, you’re finally here. It’s been a long time since you’ve come to the Dreamrealm.”
“I’ve been a bit busy lately. Is something the matter?” Su Chen asked.
“There’s some information regarding your Instructor that I thought you wanted badly, but you didn’t come for so long that all I could do was remind you,” Lulu replied.
As Su Chen’s personal Dream Spirit, Lulu was authorized to collect information related to Su Chen. Like this, as long as there was something important he might be interested in, she would record it and set it aside or even remind Su Chen from time to time. If it was more urgent than that, Lulu would activate an emergency transmission. However, this had never happened to Su Chen before.
Su Chen hoped that Lulu was looking for him because she had some important knowledge for him, but Lulu gave him exactly the opposite of what he wanted to hear.
“Instructor? What happened to him?”
“He disappeared,” Lulu replied.
“What did you say?” Su Chen immediately leapt to his feet.
“Don’t get agitated yet. I have a letter here left behind by your Instructor. Take a look,” Lulu said as she handed Su Chen a letter.
Su Chen understood once he read the letter.
Not long ago, Flowing Gold Fort had fought once again with the Ferocious Race.
Humans and the Ferocious Race had always been locked in combat. Every few years, they would fight; there wasn’t much out of the ordinary about that. However, the situation this time was a bit different.
After fending off the Ferocious Race attack thanks to the Flowing Gold Fort’s strong defenses, the higher-ups of Long Sang Country decided for some reason that always being on the defensive wasn’t good enough and that they needed to launch an attack to give the Ferocious Race something to think about.
Shi Kaihuang had been sent along as a part of this attack team.
According to the letter Shi Kaihuang had left behind, the people at the Flowing Gold Fort wanted to turn Leguha castle into a frontline outpost, and use it to control the vast plains.
Su Chen said angrily, “This letter was left here three months ago. It’s not like I haven’t been in the Dreamrealm for three months. Why didn’t you give me this letter earlier?”
Lulu replied, “That was on Sir Shi’s orders. He said that if he returned before too long, then he wouldn’t need to hand this letter over to you. That way you wouldn’t be unnecessarily worried. If he didn’t return after three months, then he might have died, and at that point it would be ok to hand the letter over. Also, he has already decided that you will inherit the Origin Energy Tower in the Hidden Dragon Institute. He doesn’t want you to be concerned and to continue down the path you are currently on.”
“Bastard! He’s so full of it!” Su Chen cursed. He wasn’t saying that Lulu was full of it but rather that Shi Kaihuang was.
After thinking for a bit, he asked, “Do you know where that branch is now?”
Lulu was a Dream Spirit, and she encountered all kinds of information in the Dreamrealm every day. She was incredibly knowledgeable about these kinds of things.
When she heard Su Chen ask this, Lulu shrugged. “All I know is that they disappeared. There isn’t any news of what happened there.”
“How is that possible? Even if only one person survived, they should still be able to notify people through the Dreamrealm.”
“Messages and communications between people in the territory of foreign races are confidential.”
“Why are they confidential?” Su Chen asked.
“That’s not our fault. This was a request from the different races. After all, no one would want their secrets to easily be revealed by an enemy spy, right? Of course, if you are a Dream Monarch and are willing to a high enough price, breaking one or two such rules isn’t a problem. But you need to be a Dream Monarch, and your request can still be denied,” Lulu said baitingly, seizing the opportunity.
“So you want us to fight back and forth and spend millions of Origin Stones just to send information back and forth, is that right?” Su Chen immediately saw through the intentions of the Dreamrealm of allowing the different races to block the transmissions in their lands. “The Lord of the Dreamrealm has quite the eye for business.”
Lulu giggled as she covered her mouth with her hand. “Please, sustaining a Dreamrealm as large as this takes a lot of effort.”
“That’s why you can’t be sure whether this expedition branch is alive or not, right?”
“That’s right,” Lulu said as she nodded. “However, there is some information from sources within the human territory. They all point to disaster; most likely, they got lost somewhere within the Iron and Blood Country.”
The Ferocious Race had named their kingdom the Iron and Blood Country when it was first founded. By now, it had fragmented into pieces, but remnants of the name were still present. As such, humans still often referred to it as the Iron and Blood Country.
“That’s merely a possibility,” Su Chen said in a low voice.
He thought for a moment, then asked, “Lulu, if I were to enter the Iron and Blood Country, would I still be able to contact you?”
“That might not be possible. But if you were to become a Dream King, then you could command me to be at your side for free. However, as long as you are still in the Ferocious Race’s territory, I cannot leave without you. In any case, Dream Spirits can’t serve as a way for you to have contact with the outside world.”
“I know that the Lord of the Dreamrealm wouldn’t leave behind such a big loophole, but at the very least I could still call you over, right?”
“That’s right!” Lulu nodded. Then, she suddenly realized something, and her expression changed drastically. “You...... you aren’t planning on going to the Ferocious Race’s territory, are you!?”
Su Chen didn’t respond. All he said was, “You’d better get prepared. I’m going to leave for now.”
As he spoke, he backed out of the Dreamrealm.
When he returned to reality and saw Gu Qingluo’s hopeful expression, he felt a sharp pain in his heart and didn’t know how to break the news to her.
“Did something happen?” Gu Qingluo could see the change in expression on Su Chen’s face.
After hesitating a moment, Su Chen told Gu Qingluo the whole story.
Gu Qingluo understood.
“You’re going to go save your Instructor?”
“Apart from my mother and you, he is the person who has been the best to me,” Su Chen replied.
That was quite a tactful reply. Actually, Shi Kaihuang was probably more influential to him than Gu Qingluo.
Gu Qingluo nodded. “So you won’t be able to accompany me to Empty Mountain?”
“It’s just temporary. I promise you that after I save my Instructor, I will come to find you,” Su Chen vowed as he pointed to the sky.
Two hot tears leaked from Gu Qingluo’s eyes. “Saving a person whose survival is unknown from the Ferocious Race...... Is it that easy? I knew...... I just knew that fate would be always this fickle and always try to drive us apart.”
“Qingluo!” Su Chen yelled. “Don’t be like this! You know that I don’t want to leave you. There’s just some things that I must do!”
Gu Qingluo stared at him sorrowfully but didn’t say a single word.
Su Chen knew that she wasn’t intending on stopping him from going. She just didn’t have faith.
She truly believed that there was some kind of malicious force behind the scenes driving them apart.
Su Chen grabbed her hand. “Qingluo, you must believe me. Nothing can keep me from marrying you no matter how strong it is. All of this suffering is just a test, a stepping stone that we will overcome!”
Gu Qingluo felt intoxicated when she heard this.
She stared at Su Chen dumbly and muttered, “It’s all just a test......”
“Yes, it’s all just a test!” Su Chen replied very seriously. “This concerns the joining of someone without a bloodline to someone with an Origin Beast’s Bloodline. We are fated to go through many difficulties. But it doesn’t matter, because I can break through any barrier!”
Gu Qingluo’s mind was already stuck in a rut, as she believed that fate was trying to stop them. Su Chen was basically trying to reverse her way of thinking by saying that it didn’t matter as even if Heaven didn’t bless their relationship, human wisdom would prevail over nature.
Before this, he had no thought of triumphing over Heaven.
After this, he would triumph over Heaven no matter what!
“So that’s...... that’s how it is.” A fog seemed to have lifted from Gu Qingluo’s eyes.
“Yes, that’s how it is. You only need to do one thing, and that’s to believe in me.” Su Chen used simple words to comfort Gu Qingluo.
A sweet smile appeared on Gu Qingluo’s face as she leaned into Su Chen again without saying anything else.
Suddenly, a sigh reached their ears. “What a pair of lovers! If possible, I would rather not have to break things apart.”