The Divine Martial Stars - Chapter 841 - Tell Me the Truth
Chapter 841 Tell Me the Truth
“What? I’ve never heard about that.”
It was the first time that Li Mu had heard about such a thing.
However, after thinking about it carefully for a while, he found that it made sense.
Otherwise, the six major clans of traitorous devils wouldn’t have opened the Gate of the Ancestors in such a hurry given their unconfident state. The opening of the gate might result in their annihilation. Even though the gods standing behind these clans had successfully descended to Earth, the death of the ancestors of the six major clans and the elites and masters of various sects and other clans would still be a heavy loss to them.
Without followers and subjects, gods would be like waters without sources and trees without roots.
The gods of the six major clans had paid a tremendous price to descend to Earth.
If there were a time limit for the opening of the immortal palace, it would be very easy to explain why they would force their way into Earth at all costs.
If they missed the timeline, they would have to wait for another opportunity.
Li Mu guessed that the waiting time must be very long.
The waiting time was so long that even those long-lived ancient gods had lost their patience and could not wait any longer.
The old faker said, “I told you that you were fooled, but you refused to admit it. If I’m not mistaken, that Green Fox God named Bi Yan should be the real mastermind behind the traitorous devils of the six major clans that descended to Earth, and your Taoist injury should have been inflicted by her secretly. You were lucky enough to come back alive. She has two keys in her hands, which means that the six major clans of traitorous devils have two keys. Those keys are their bargaining chips… It’s a perfect plan.”
Upon hearing that, Li Mu instinctively said, “How is that possible? Bi Yan…”
He couldn’t finish his words.
The old faker looked at him and smiled without saying anything.
Li Mu thought carefully about what the old faker said. Now, he tended to agree with the old faker.
“Could it be that Bi Yan, the so-called Green Fox God, is really the leader of the six major clans?
“Did everything that happened fall in line with her calculation?
“If that was the case, her stratagems were indeed terrifying.”
The old faker guffawed wildly when he saw the look on Li Mu’s face. “Ha-ha, have you realized anything? Do you really think that you’re so masculine and charming that even an old Fox Spirit who has lived for thousands of years would fall for you? You’re still too young and inexperienced. You have been deceived, but you’re still thinking about the person who took advantage of you.”
Li Mu’s face darkened. He said, “I advise you to be kind.”
The old faker nearly split his sides laughing.
“I seriously advise you to watch your words.” Li Mu gnashed his teeth.
“Hey, I’m just kidding! Don’t get mad at me.” Under Li Mu’s murderous gaze, the old faker finally stopped laughing. He said, “It’s all right. As the saying goes, ‘Tough steel comes from repeated tempering.’ As you become more experienced, you will be able to face it calmly… Alright, let’s get back to the point. There is only one option for you now. You have to find a way to enter the immortal palace and find the legendary immortal peaches.”
Li Mu laughed. “I don’t have any good idea. The six major Divine Clans and various branches of the Celestial Court have countless masters. Even the medium to high-level masters in the Upper King Realm can defeat me easily, let alone those in the Great Way Realm. In the face of absolute strength, all schemes and tricks are useless. Moreover, they have organizations and helpers. What can I do?”
The old faker froze for a moment and then said, “You brat! What do you mean?”
Li Mu said, “I’ve thought it through. All things in the world have their own destinies. According to the geography textbooks for junior high school students, Earth can exist for another five billion years. If it really collapsed or got forcibly torn down someday, that would be its destiny. Like human beings, Earth has its own destiny… I don’t care.”
The old faker groaned and said, “Hey, are you trying to shake off the responsibility?”
Li Mu roared with laughter. “Wow, yeah, you’re right. Anyway, I’m powerful enough to take care of my relatives and friends on Earth. In the Ziwei Star Zone, there are many suitable places to live. I can take them to another planet and live a carefree life for hundreds of years. I’ll spend the rest of my life there without pressure, and I won’t need to work overtime, pay home loans or rentals, or worry about having two children… I’ll be free and unrestrained, and I can go anywhere in the world with a sword in my hand. Ha-ha-ha, damn, I can’t wait to lead a life like that.”
The old faker thought to himself, “Damn it! It seems that this brat is not joking. Does he really want to leave Earth?”
“Um, that’s… Little Mu, you can’t be so selfish. After all, Earth is your home…” the old faker said.
Li Mu interrupted him and said, “Home is wherever you live for a long time, isn’t it? What’s more, I was deceived by a Fox Spirit on Earth. I’m so upset. I want to leave this sad place.”
The old faker said, “I have trained you for so many years…”
Li Mu said, “To do what? Kill pigs?”
“I have taught you magical techniques and secret skills and placed high hopes on you…” the old faker said.
Li Mu said, “I’ve tried my best, but I have been deceived and even inflicted by a Taoist injury. The path ahead has been blocked. Even if I continue to struggle, my efforts would still be futile. I’m already a cripple.”
“I…” the old faker said, “I brought you up with painstaking efforts. I…”
Li Mu nodded. “Well, that’s true. How about this? I’ll take you with me when I leave Earth, and I’ll support and take care of you for the rest of your life. Anyway, you can cultivate virtue and practice hand-to-hand meditation anywhere, so it’s meaningless for you to stay on Earth. Why don’t you come with me and live a free and easy life?”
“No. I want to stay here and attain the Way.” The old faker refused without hesitation.
Li Mu burst out laughing. “Old fellow, you finally showed your cloven hoof! You could leave Earth, but you have never left. I was sure that you must have something up your sleeve. It turns out that you want to attain the Way here. Is your Taoist source on Earth?”
The old faker was so angry that he pulled out several of his beard hairs. He said, “Brat, you’ve become a bad person. How dare you trick me?”
Li Mu said smugly, “You’re an old faker who has gone through many tests, and you’re known as an eternal god. How is it possible that you’re so simple-minded and fell for my simple trick? Alas, you’re really an innocent old man… You want to attain the Way. That must have something to do with me, right? Why don’t we talk about it frankly? Why did you pick me then? Why did you send me to the Star River at all costs? Don’t try to fool me by talking about things like the destruction of Earth. I won’t believe you.”
The old faker was boiling with rage. “Brat, you’ve talked so much, but that’s what you really want to know. Am I right?”
Li Mu nodded seriously and said, “Yeah. You adopted me when I was a child. Did you do that because you really considered me a promising martial arts genius and wanted to train me to be your loyal subordinate? No. That might not be the case. Did you want to turn me into your tool at that time? Could it be that you made me an orphan by killing my parents, adopted me, made me believe in you, and then slowly took my luck away from me so that you could attain the Way? Don’t look at me like that. That’s generally what is written in online fictions.”
“You should take some medicine right now.” The old faker was so annoyed that he almost had a toothache. “I don’t have a master like you… Damn it. I must have lost my mind. You don’t have a disciple like me… Shit! My tongue has been twisted by anger.” He raised his hand and slapped himself twice, saying, “Get the hell out of here.”
Li Mu roared with laughter. “What are you talking about? Tell me what you’re trying to say.”
The old faker said, “I won’t tell you.”
“Are you sure?”
“You’d better think carefully.”
“You brat! It’s not that I don’t want to tell you, but I think it’s not good for you to know those things now. Have I ever hurt you all these years? Am I as evil as you made me out to be?”
“Yes, you are.”
In the end, Li Mu smiled and got back to the point. He said, “Alright, old man, I won’t tease you anymore. You have to help me get the quota for entering the immortal palace. I will go there and find the top-grade immortal fruits to cure my Taoist injury. Then, I will carry out your will to protect Earth. What do you think?”
“My will?” The old faker felt like killing someone.
Li Mu’s eyes widened. He hurriedly said, “Master, what are you talking about? You must have taken it the wrong way. I mean willpower, your willpower.”
With his hand on his heart, the old faker said, “Alas, you little bastard! Get the hell out of here right now. We’ll talk about it after I get the quota for you to enter the immortal palace.”
“Ha-ha, it’s a deal.”
With that, Li Mu quickly jumped out of the meditation room.
The old faker rubbed his heart and sat back down on the bed angrily.
“Damn it. This brat is really bad. He used to be so cute and innocent, but he is even more wicked than Xiao Jiu now. Has he been contaminated by that silly dog… Um, it seems that I can’t leave now. I have to stay here for some time and do something… I have no choice but to give up my plan to attend the Peach Feast hosted by the Queen Mother of the West for the moment.”
The old faker pondered.
“Little Mu has grown up. I can no longer make decisions for him.
“I can’t control him anymore.”
As soon as Li Mu jumped out of the meditation room, he saw Cloud Light Saintess, who stood obediently by the door.
“Hmm? Why were you standing so sneakily by the door? Have you been eavesdropping?”
Li Mu’s tone of voice sounded quite impolite.
Cloud Light Saintess sneered. “Why should I eavesdrop? I’m listening to you openly. Do you have a skeleton in the closet?”
“Wow, for a maidservant, you are quite a tough talker.” Li Mu was amused. “It looks like you haven’t put yourself in the right place. You’re my maidservant. How dare you talk back to your master, huh? Do you believe that I can take your virginity right away?”
“You…” Cloud Light Saintess suddenly blushed crimson and fled. “You’re so shameless, despicable, and indecent!”
Li Mu burst out laughing. Seeing her fleeing in panic, he shouted in a loud voice, “Listen up! I want to have noodles for lunch today. Remember to put more sugar in the fried sauce, add chopped onions and cucumber strips, and cool the noodles with cold water. You have to serve my lunch before midday. Otherwise, the consequences would be very serious… To tell you the truth, my master is an old lecher. He has been drooling over you for a long time. No one could save you if he made up some lame excuse and did something bad to you.”
The sound of the old faker jumping off the bed came from the meditation room.
Li Mu immediately took to his heels.
He spent the whole morning repairing and renovating the protective tactical deployments in Mount Shaozu and Randengsi Village. After that, he took his time and practiced boxing in the pine forest.
As expected, the eight cracks in his spine affected his practice.
When he practiced the eighth style of the Zhenwu Boxing and moved his arm backwards, he felt a sharp pain in his spine and found it difficult to control his power.
Moreover, during the practice, he vaguely felt that there seemed to be a very strange kind of power in his body. He couldn’t figure out what it was, but it was difficult to control. That power was very mysterious. Only when he forcibly practiced the eighth style of the Zhenwu Boxing could he feel it more clearly. It surged like an undercurrent in a dark river for a moment, but it quickly subsided when he felt the pain in his spine.
“What kind of power is this?”
He sat down at the lunch table with that question in mind.
Standing by the table gingerly, Cloud Light Saintess stared at the old faker warily as if he were a pervert, ready to run away at any time. She was afraid that the old faker would not like her food.
“Eh?” The old faker took a bite and felt surprised.
Cloud Light Saintess’s heart almost leaped out of her throat.
The old faker said, “It’s quite delicious.”
After the meal, Cloud Light Saintess went off hurriedly to wash the dishes. Normally, she would rather die than do such mundane household chores like washing dishes, but now, she felt like she’d been granted amnesty.
Li Mu smiled wickedly.
“An evil person can only be threatened by another.” He sighed with emotion.
The old faker asked, “What do you mean? Who is the evil person?”
Li Mu said, “Don’t bother too much about such trivial things… By the way, I’ve found another strange thing.” He told the old faker about the strange power in his body.
The old faker looked at Li Mu in a very odd manner and said, “Could it be that I made a wrong judgment and that Fox Spirit didn’t deceive you?”
“Huh? What do you mean?” Li Mu was stunned.
“Let me ask you something. You must answer me honestly,” the old faker said in a serious tone.
Upon hearing that, Li Mu grew nervous. He said, “Okay.”
The old faker said, “Tell me the truth. Did you… have… sex with that Fox Spirit?”
“I…” Li Mu’s face suddenly darkened. He jumped up and said, “Can you stop it?”
The old faker said, “Obviously, the power in your body is a very pure divine power. It should be of the same origin as your Taoist injury. Such a phenomenon would occur only if you had intercourse with that Fox Spirit and absorbed energy from her source of divine power using the secret Paired Cultivation method that can collect the Yin and nourish the Yang. Brat, I have really underestimated you. You’ve actually f*cked an old fox that is tens of thousands of years old. Ha-ha-ha, I’m dying of laughter. You are just awesome. Can you teach me how to do that?”
Li Mu felt as if he had been struck by lightning. He asked in disbelief, “Huh? Are you kidding me?”
The old faker said, “Don’t lie to me. Did you really not know about that?”
Li Mu nodded in confusion.
The old faker froze for a moment. Suddenly, he burst out laughing, fell to the ground with his hands on his belly, and rolled on the ground with tears in his eyes. “So, that is to say… ha-ha… you… you have… been molested by, oh, no, raped by… that old Fox Spirit… Ha-ha-ha, are you trying to make me laugh to death… so that… you can inherit Randeng Temple from me? Ha-ha-ha-ha…”
Li Mu felt as if he had really been struck by lightning.
“How could that be possible?”
Cloud Light Saintess, who was not far away, looked at Li Mu incredulously. She looked shocked and slightly gleeful over his misfortune.
“Both the master and the disciple are freaks.
“My life is so hard. I have to be a maidservant here for a long year. This place is worse than hell.”