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324 Chapter 324: Chasing Strength

    "But I can't do it. That boy is a Demon Ranker now. If I kill him for petty reasons like revenge, all the Elders and Grand Elders will move against me. We can't kill him secretly either since no one would be stupid enough to not doubt me. I don't want our sect to go through a civil war," she further said.

    "So we will let that boy go free?" Grand Elder Chu asked.

    "We can't do anything, but Mu Zheng can. Just let him recover once. He won't be the old Mu Zheng. He'll take the revenge on his own," She said with a smile.

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    The Kingdom of Dimentia was quite far from the Dark Soul Sect. While it took them 3 days of travel on a Winged Lion to get to the North Moon Empire, it would have taken them 8 days to get to the Kingdom of Dimentia.

    The worst thing was that, according to the map, the North Moon Empire was to the South of the Dark Soul Sect while the Kingdom of Dimentia was to the North.

    "It would have been so good if this stupid Dimentia was to the South as well. At least I would be able to see Mingyu and Zhiqing. They must be in the Blazing Sun Empire at the moment," Long Chen muttered as he thought about Mingyu and Zhiqing.

    "I hope they don't think that I died. Mingyu should know that I won't die. She looked so confident when she told me that I'm her destiny. I hope she kept that confidence. I'll come back to you guys soon," Long Chen muttered as he looked towards the sky.

    "Hey Xun," he let out softly.

    "Yeah?" she said as she appeared behind him.

    Long Chen turned back and faced her.

    "What do I think my future holds? From the journey it had been so far, I'm quite sure that it'll result in my death ultimately," Long Chen let out in a joking manner, but Xun's expressions turned serious as if she didn't like his statement.

    "Do you think it's something to joke about?" she asked Long Chen.

    "I'm sorry. I didn't mean it like that. The thing is that I'm actually worried about my future. Just look at me now. I'm poisoned and I can die at any moment, and Lang Jing also needs me for something," Long Chen said.

    "Since he can't do it himself, it might be dangerous. Then there's that Ghost Temple that I need to go against in the future. Sometimes, I can't help but wonder how my life would be like if I had stayed at home with Mom and Grandpa after killing Long Su," he said.

    "Is this strength really worth it? Constantly killing or struggling to keep your life? Sigh, sorry about that. I can't help but think nonsense sometimes,"  he continued.

    "If you were given a choice between strength and the life of your true love, which would you choose?" Xun asked Long Chen.

    "Of course, I would choose love," Long Chen replied.

    "And what if you were given a choice between strength and the life of your family?" she again asked.

    "I would choose family," Long Chen answered again.

    "Not just you. Most of the people in this world would choose the same answer as you. But still, everyone runs after strength while leaving their families behind. Do you know why?" she asked.

    "Why? Because they need strength to protect?" Long Chen replied.

    "That's one of the reasons, but there's another one. It's the feeling of weakness. Not just humans, the other species as well feel that they are weak. They constantly run after strength, but they are never satisfied. They keep trying to climb the mountain."

    "Most people fail, but a rare few succeed as well. And when they get on top of the mountain, they realize that there are even bigger mountains. The same thing continues," Xun said.

    "Strength is the ultimate ruler in this world and the weak have no voice. They have no control over their destiny. No one wants to be weak. They all want to control their destiny. That's why they chase after strength. Some manage to achieve it, while others perish trying," she finished explaining.

    "And that's only for a normal person. They have a choice. You, on the other hand, don't have a choice. You have already left the scope of destiny. You can't stay in peace anywhere. If you don't get stronger, you'll die. Even if you hide in a small village, the trouble will find you. You won't be the only one losing then. Your family will also get hurt," she let out.

    "Sigh, you sure do know how to scare me. Whatever, I wasn't planning to stop there. I want to reach the very peak of cultivation. Only then can I have a carefree life," he said.

    "Anyways, let's change the topic. It's getting too dark and we still have a long journey ahead of us. Tell me, what is the first thing you would do if we manage to get you a real body?" Long Chen asked as he changed the topic.

    "The first thing? I'll kiss you. Hey, don't make that pleased face. I'm only joking. The first thing I would do is eat. I want to try what the food tastes like. Tian Shen always made me jealous when he ate the delicious things. I wish I could try them too. That's why, the first thing I'll do is eat," she said.

    "Hahahaha, gotta say, I didn't expect that answer at all. Anyways, another question. If you could control the process, how would you like your real body to look like?" he asked with an amused smile on his face.

    "Hah, that's simple. I'd make myself taller. At least as tall as you," she said with a smile.

    "That's all?" Long Chen asked in surprise.

    "Yup. I wouldn't want to change anything since I quite like the way a look," she replied.

    "What about your small Jade Rabbits? You'd keep that same as well? Not that I would mind. I quite like them the way they are," Long Chen said as he lowered his gaze.

    "Y-you! Can't you stop being shameless for a minute?" Xun scolded Long Chen as she wrapped her hands around her chest.

    "I'm just being honest. I like them. What's shameless about that?" Long Chen continued teasing her.

    Xun couldn't take it anymore and just disappeared. She didn't forget to call Long Chen an idiot before disappearing.

    "You're so cute when you're shy," Long Chen muttered with an amused smile on his face.

    He laid down on the back of Sun Destroying Condor and brought out a small booklet. Since he was free, he decided to use the time to read about the skill he had just received.

    The skill was called the Spiritual Blade, but in reality, it had nothing to do with Spiritual Energy. Using this skill, a cultivator could make any weapon from his Qi. The creation of the weapon was tough since it required an immense control of Qi.

    "One Blade to oppose all weapons! The Qi is supreme and nothing is above Qi. The artifacts themselves are nothing but things that store and use Qi. By mastering the Qi, one can oppose all weapons without owning a weapon," Xu Ming read the front page of the skill.

    "Interesting, from what I can understand, this skill seems different from what Chu Miao told me. I guess she herself didn't know everything about it since she didn't get this skill," Long Chen muttered to himself.

    "This skill isn't something that can only make weapons, it teaches us to control our Qi so that we can use our Qi as weapons. Creating the sword and blade from Qi is just a part of it,"
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