Rise of Humanity - Chapter 1181 - Robbing Your Happiness
Chapter 1181: Robbing Your Happiness
Scenes like these were everywhere. These were the memories of the dead during their dying moments as they were remembering their lives and their feelings.
The memories were overfilling, so much so that the second Heavens was fully packed with them. Since the birth of the cosmos, there were countless living beings that lived and countless of them dead. This has caused the burial ground to be filled with their memories.
It was impossible to avoid all of them while traveling through the second Heavens. For example, Zhong Yue himself accidentally touched a scene himself and he suddenly found himself becoming a little baby. Then, he experienced the baby’s life as ‘he’ grew into a child, a young man, an adult, and finally die of age.
The life of the memory owner was compressed into a few moments and forced into Zhong Yue’s mind and made him experience the memory owner’s life in just seconds.
Zhong Yue and Hundun Yu didn’t converse. They were quietly walking while occasionally experiencing the lives of others in the scenes. One must say, it was an incredibly bizarre experience.
However, there were far too many feelings in these scenes and memories, so much that their own hearts were affected by the memories of the dead. Thus, the duo tried to avoid touching the scenes as much as possible.
The second Heavens of the Reincarnation Burial Ground was filled with memories of the dead. It was easy for one to lose himself in here.
Then, there were rumblings that came from in front of then. Zhong Yue and Hundun Yu looked forward and saw a huge creature looming in the scenes. Wherever it goes, its long tongue would lick over the scenes.
The huge creature has many faces all over its body, those faces were all smiling happily.
“Careful, it’s the Happiness Demonic Eater!”
Suddenly, a voice said. It was the Diling Clan’s Ling Zishou. Zhong Yue and Hundun Yu were shocked as they heard the voice. Clearly, Feng Wuji and the others were just closeby now.
Whereas Ling Zishou was still introducing, “The Happiness Demonic Eater can devour the happy memories in the souls. Once it licked you, all the happy memories in you will be robbed from you and your memories left with only sadness and sorrow! We’ll take a detour from it!”
“Not good, there are many of them in front!”
Clamors could be heard and Zhong Yue frowned softly. He opened his divine third eye and glanced around. Sure enough, he could see many Happiness Demonic Eater hovering in midair, sticking out their tongues and licked through the scenes, turning the happy memories in the scenes into their energies.
He looked around and saw a huge pack of then. Countless Happiness Demonic Eaters were roaming the land!
Zhong Yue’s scalp suddenly tingled. It was not easy to sneak through the Happiness Demonic Eaters unnoticed. These creatures were huge and had many faces all over their bodies. They had eyes everywhere and could literally see every single spot around them.
They would definitely notice anything that passed by them!
All of a sudden, Feng Wuji and the experts were noticed and the Happiness Demonic Eaters swarmed toward them. The faces on their bodies opened their mouths and shouted happily, “Come, come! Let’s have fun together! This is the land of extreme happiness! We will share our happiness together!”
“Senior Martial Brother Zishou, take control over the Qing He Skiff!”
Feng Wuji and the others boarded the Qing He Skiff and Ling Zishouw quickly sailed the skiff. The skiff slipped past the many Happiness Demonic Eaters while the Imperial Emperors and innate gods on the skiff cast their weapons and skills out to push back the incoming creatures.
Countless Happiness Demonic Eaters were attracted by the commotion and gave chase.
“Careful, there are the shepherds here!” Ling Zishou said, “These shepherds are called Old Bliss Demons. The Happiness Demonic Eaters would absorb the happy memories and serve these memories to the Old Bliss Demons! These Old Bliss Demons are extremely powerful, we need to get past this field quickly!”
The Qing He Skiff sailed faster and attracted even more Happiness Demonic Eaters along its way. Zhong Yue was looking with his Three Eyes Heavenly Pupils and saw a cleared pathway, he was overjoyed and quickly said, “Senior Martial Brother Yu, let’s go, quickly!”
The two sprinted forward but due to their incredible speed, they were unable to avoid the scenes in front of them. Thus, they rammed through these scenes and experienced the memories of the countless lives of the dead. As a result, their own memories were starting to get blurry and mixed up with the dead’s memories!
This was, in fact, the greatest danger of this place!
The gods were also Qi Practitioners and cultivated their Dao hearts. The more experienced one was, the longer one lived, the easier it was for his Dao heart to be clouded by worldly affairs. Only by washing away the dirts from the worldly affairs could one maintain a clear and pure Dao heart and excel in their cultivation.
As the duo traveled in the scenes and experienced the lives of the dead, their Dao hearts were slowly turning astray from its original state!
A scene could be roughly estimated as 50 years of life. With their speed, they have traveled through tens of thousands of scenes in just the blink of an eye, equivalent to more than five million years of time. Time has taken a heavy toll on their Dao hearts!
However, this could also be seen as a tribulation to their Dao hearts. If they were able to still retain the integrity of their Dao hearts after, their Dao hearts would grow into an unimaginable stage!
Hundun Yu was casting his Hundun Dao Heart while Zhong Yue cast the [Ancient Time Unmoving Seal] to resist the affections on his Dao heart.
The Hundun Clan’s Hundun Dao Heart was best suited at times like this. Every affections and influence on the Dao heart was reverted into the state of Chaos and diminished away into nothingness. The Hundun Clan’s cultivation heritage sure was amazing here.
Whereas the [Ancient Time Unmoving Seal] imparted to Zhong Yue by Crown Prince Fu Shang was also very useful. Even after seasoned by the memories of the dead’s lives, the [Ancient Time Unmoving Seal] only strengthened his Dao heart further!
The duo’s speed grew faster and suddenly, just before they were exiting the field packed with the herd of Happiness Demonic Eaters, Zhong Yue’s heart shuddered and he abruptly stopped before a scene.
Hundun Yu quickly stopped beside. He hurried, “Mister Yi, don’t stop! Those Happiness Demonic Eaters will notice us after the Qing He Skiff outsped them!”
But Zhong Yue remained standing before the scene, dazzled by the memories in it.
The scene showed the life of a short-living young lady. She came from the Great Wilderness, Swords Gate’s Shui Tu Clan, a young girl from a noble clan.
It was Shui Qingyan’s memories.
Zhong Yue saw himself becoming Shui Qingyan, experiencing her life. She was just a pure and naive young girl, heading toward Swords Gate while accompanied by her clansmen.
On their way, she was met with a sudden rampage of beasts in the forest. Many young clansmen of her age died in the rampage while she was lost from the others.
A rampaging beast found her and right before she was about to die in the beast’s claws, a young man rushed out and pushed back the beast, saving her from death.
Zhong Yue ‘saw’ the young man protecting her with his life in the midst of chaos, he could felt a strange feeling filling ‘his’ heart, an affectionate that warmed her soul.
The young man that saved Shui Qingyan, was Zhong Yue himself.
“Senior martial brother.”
Her eyes never left the young man since, even in Swords Gate.
Those were the happiest moments of her life. Her little thoughts were swaying like mini river, with ups and downs and many other changes.
But all of these, stopped right after Tian Myriad Mother’s rebirth.
“Mister Yi, let’s go!” Hundun Yu was shouting in his ears anxiously. Meanwhile, the Happiness Demonic Eaters in midair have already given up chasing after the Qing He Skiff and on their way back to the field.
“Junior Martial Sister Shui, haven’t you reincarnate yet?” Zhong Yue murmured, “No… you haven’t… There was never any real reincarnation in this cosmos, was there…”
Hundun Yu grabbed Zhong Yue’s wrist and pulled him forward, he said even more anxiously, “We must go now! They will notice us soon!”
But he couldn’t even make Zhong Yue flinch, not even by an inch. Hundun Yu was filled with horror as he shouted, “Mister Yi, your Dao heart is clouded! After the years of experiences, have your Dao heart collapsed in the seasoning of time? Has it rotten away!?”
“No.” Zhong Yue walked out from the scenes of Shui Qingyan’s short-living life and looked at the young girl’s memories. He shook and said, “I haven’t. I was just thinking, there was never any reincarnation in this cosmos. She is still here. I suddenly understood, what Dao Venerate Fu Min is trying to achieve.”
“We must go, now!” Hundun Yu looked up at the descending Happiness Demonic Eaters, he shouted in anger, “If we don’t, we will be trapped and die here!”
Zhong Yue reached his hand out and caressed the lady’s face in the scenes, he whispered softly, “She shouldn’t have the happiness in her memories taken away from her, they shouldn’t…”
Hundun Yu was filled with anger, he cast out the Fusang branch, turned it into a towering tree and swung it to push away the incoming Happiness Demonic Eaters. He shouted, “The dead is dead, their souls are gone, what can you do? Once their souls are dead, they will never come back to live anymore! This is the Reincarnation Burial Ground, this is where all dead souls end up in, this is where they belong. The dead’s souls are already diminished by this place!”
Zhong Yue was startled, he murmured, “Is there no other way to bring them back to life?”
“No!” Hundun Yu was repelling the creatures and shouted, “Their souls are already broken, even if you can piece it back together, she wouldn’t be her anymore!”
Zhong Yue’s eyelids thumped while many Happiness Demonic Eaters have broken through Hundun Yu’s defenses and lunged toward him.
“Don’t come close to her!”
Zhong Yue suddenly flared in anger. The [Innate Eight Trigrams] burst out from his forehead and the divine sabers shone brightly in rays, slashing forward and killed the incoming Happiness Demonic Eaters!
Seven revolving light wheels emerged behind his head and grew bigger, covering a greater area and sucking the Happiness Demonic Eaters into his Seven Paths Reincarnation. The creatures were killed and diminished into broken pieces of souls in his Yuan Shen secret realms.
Hundun Yu was stunned, he looked around and saw a field of a thousand miles around them cleared from the Happiness Demonic Creatures, leaving only the scenes of the dead’s memories.
“Don’t come close her, don’t come close…”
Zhong Yue was murmuring, he wanted to keep the scene, but could never grab it in his hands.
Faraway, there were even more Happiness Demonic Eaters swarming toward them concomitant with a deep rumble of noise. Something in the second Heavens was alerted of the situation and was heading toward them.
Hundun Yu quickly pulled on Zhong Yue and rushed forward, he shouted, “There is nothing you can. Quickly, we must leave now!”
Zhong Yue turned his head around and raised his hand. An [Innate Eight Trigram] was cast out and sheltered Shui Qingyan’s memory in it. He said softly, “I can still protect her memory. Maybe, one day, she will return…”
Then, he glanced over the endless field. Somewhere in here, there were the memories of his parents, his clansmen, and his ancestors. But does he has the necessary prowess to protect the memories of the dead?