IMDC: Chapter 2070

 Chapter 2070 (Raw 2165): Suspicions in the Night
 Xiao Chen found the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter unfathomable. It felt like there was always a veil between them. She also always came swiftly and left swiftly.
 However, he had already gotten used to this. As he watched the Holy Daughter leave, he said, “Your senior sister is really strange. It is just a few steps away, yet she got you to send me there when she clearly can do it herself.”
 Chu Xiang said softly, “This is how Senior Sister has always been. She often wants to show concern for others, but due to her status, she cannot openly do it. So, she can only have me do it instead, to fulfill the etiquette. Just treat me as Senior Sister; there is no difference.”
 “This is extremely unfair for you. You become like her shadow.”
 “Hehe! There is nothing fair or unfair about this. The two of us grew up together and are like sisters. How can I possibly nitpick this?”
 When Xiao Chen heard this, a thought occurred to him. “In that case, have you seen her true appearance?”
 The appearance of the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter made one feel that one clearly saw her. However, the scene in one’s mind always seemed veiled in a layer of fog. This felt extremely strange.
 Practically everyone who met the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter would feel very curious.
 Chu Xiang smiled and said, “Naturally, I’ve seen it. Actually, you have as well. However, Senior Sister cultivates Heart Force. Those without Heart Force cannot imprint her appearance into their minds.”
 Heart Force!
 Xiao Chen understood a little about Heart Force. The Scarlet Blood Pirate King comprehended Heart Force and even used his outstanding talent to create the Heavenly Heart Art. The Heavenly Heart Art allowed those who could not comprehend Heart Force to use their Soul Energy and Veritable Essence Energy to materialize Heart Flame, a simplified version of Heart Force.
 Heart Force was not the product of cultivation. One could only rely on comprehension to obtain it. The Scarlet Blood Pirate King comprehended it only after reaching the Divine Vein Realm.
 For the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter to have comprehended Heart Force at such a young age was genuinely startling.
 “This is a secret. Others do not know about it. I can tell you everything I know, but I really don’t know the existence behind the Golden Dragon bloodline.”
 Chu Xiang shrugged, indicating that while she wanted to help, she could not.
 This made Xiao Chen feel somewhat embarrassed. He smiled and said, “It’s fine. We’re here already; there’s no need to send me any farther.”
 “Alright. See you tomorrow, then. If you are not in a rush to leave, we can continue exchanging moves.
 “Sure.”
 ---
 The blood moon hung high in the sky at night. There were no stars for five thousand kilometers around.
 The Desolate Sea’s night sky had only the blood moon. Stars never appeared.
 Xiao Chen prepared to go to sleep when he suddenly recalled the brocade box that he obtained that day.
 The Ethereal Immortal Palace’s key!
 “Let’s take a look at what it is first.”
 Xiao Chen took out the brocade box and opened it. He saw a sword-shaped key with some fine words carved on it, which prompted a closer look.
 Xiao Chen discovered that these words were divine characters, so he gave up on studying them.
 There was no way to remember divine characters. The recipe of Heart Burn was written in a simplified version of divine characters.
 One could read and recall the information only while holding the beast bone.
 “I wonder what it is for? The Ethereal Immortal Palace…does it have something to do with Immortals?”
 After thinking about it, Xiao Chen could not figure anything out. Hence, he placed the key back in the brocade box and returned the box to his storage ring.
 Xiao Chen looked at the blood moon outside his window. As he lay on the bed, his thoughts wandered, slowly drifting off into dreams.
 ---
 When thick clouds covered the blood moon, a figure with a completely concealed appearance, revealing only a pair of eyes, appeared outside the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence.
 This person took out a talisman and burned it as he looked at the sky.
 When the talisman completely burned away, his figure slowly turned immaterial until it completely vanished.
 This talisman seemed very similar to what Xiao Chen and Jiang He used in the Yanwu Dynasty’s Soaring Dragon City.
 After this person’s body turned immaterial, his black figure silently penetrated the many restrictions around the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence. Then, he sped to Xiao Chen’s villa.
 No one expected anyone to sneak into Xiao Chen’s villa late at night.
 When this person arrived in Xiao Chen’s bedroom, his figure slowly materialized.
 However, there seemed to be a treasure on him with functions similar to the Death God Mask’s. This item isolated his aura, preventing others from noticing it.
 That person’s eyes fixed on Xiao Chen’s storage ring. Then, a strange look flashed in his eyes. After that, he formed hand seals and took out a palm-sized astrological chart that spun around. His Soul Energy immediately turned into thousands of fine strands trying to enter Xiao Chen’s storage ring.
 The process of making the Soul Energy enter the storage ring seemed very difficult. Furthermore, that person did not dare to startle Xiao Chen awake.
 That black-clad person moved very carefully and patiently. He remained still for one full hour.
 I succeeded!
 A strand of Soul Energy finally succeeded in infiltrating into Xiao Chen’s storage ring.
 Next, this person closed his eyes and tried to recall what the brocade box that the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor gave Xiao Chen looked like.
 After a while, a spot of bright light appeared in the pitch-dark storage ring’s space due to the Soul Energy’s perception.
 The bright light passed in a flash. However, in that thousandth of a second, that person’s Soul Energy immediately curled around it.
 That person quickly pulled back, and an extremely inconceivable scene appeared. The brocade box in Xiao Chen’s storage ring appeared in this person’s hand.
 A look of joy flashed in that person’s eyes. He felt somewhat excited as he quickly opened it.
 However, when that person opened the brocade box, the Ethereal Immortal Palace’s key immediately flew out of it.
 At some point in time, Xiao Chen had woken up and now firmly grasped the Ethereal Immortal Palace’s key in his hand.
 That person cursed in his heart as he turned and jumped through the window, not wanting to remain.
 However, Xiao Chen moved no slower than that person. He turned into a flash of lightning and instantly caught up.
 “Whoosh!”
 Xiao Chen revealed himself and snorted coldly. Then, he instantly unsheathed his Tyrant Saber.
 A flash of saber light lit up the night sky as it locked on to that person.
 Damn it!
 That person discovered that he could not dodge this saber strike at all. Left without a choice, he could only turn around and launch a palm strike.
 The palm light flashed with the saber light. In that instant, the formations of the villa shook and rumbled continuously.
 “Boom!”
 The initially pitch-dark Heavenly Fragrance’s residence suddenly turned bright with lantern lights at this moment, looking as bright as day.
 More than one hundred Heavenly Fragrance disciples appeared from various pavilions, charging at that person while wielding weapons.
 “Move!”
 After being delayed by Xiao Chen, that person saw that he would be surrounded soon, so he roared, no longer suppressing his strength.
 That person unleashed his aura, and a horrifying might and pressure burst out. A mountain-like palm image shot out.
 Before the many Heavenly Fragrance disciples could complete the encirclement, this person’s palm strike knocked them back.
 It looked like this person would be able to flee.
 Xiao Chen wanted to give chase, but a figure descended from the tallest pavilion in the residence. That fairylike phantom figure knocked that person back with an attack.
 That person’s aura weakened significantly. Clearly, the attack had inflicted significant injury.
 “The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter! To think that you are so strong!”
 That person seemed extremely surprised at the strength that the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter burst out with; shock flashed in his eyes.
 “However, you will not be able to keep me here!”
 As that person spoke, his figure slowly turned immaterial, vanishing.
 “A Void Shadow Talisman?”
 The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter frowned slightly. It looked like she was too late. When Xiao Chen discovered that person, that person had activated a Void Shadow Talisman.
 However, the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter did not want to let this person off.
 Her figure soared into the air, giving chase under the moonlight.
 The Void Shadow Talisman had a time limit. That person could not possibly remain hidden. As long as that person exposed anything, there would be an opportunity to capture him.
 “Xiao Chen, are you alright?” Chu Xiang asked out of concern as she arrived by Xiao Chen’s side.
 Xiao Chen sheathed his saber and replied softly, “I’m fine. If he wanted to kill me, I probably would be dead already. He was here for this.”
 “The Ethereal Immortal Palace’s key?”
 Xiao Chen nodded. “Fortunately, I left a mark on this key during the day. The instant he opened the brocade box, I sensed it.”
 Even though Xiao Chen said that, he still felt some lingering fear.
 That person had arrived silently in Xiao Chen’s room. Had that person wanted to kill him, Xiao Chen might no longer be alive.
 It looks like I cannot let down my guard in the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence. I won’t be this lucky every time.
 “Sorry, we nearly caused your death. To think that this person dared to barge into the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence!” Chu Xiang said apologetically.
 “It’s fine.”
 Xiao Chen entered deep thought, curious about who that person was.
 The Glacial Mountain Manor’s Ye Han?
 The Heavenly Slaughter Sect’s Wang Yun?
 The Blood Flame Sect’s Pei Shaoxuan?
 Or perhaps the Profound Heaven’s Holy Son, Wenren Yu?
 So many possibilities came to mind. All of them were worth suspicion, but none of them matched.
 It might even be possible that it was none of them.
 It looked like some people’s desire for the Ethereal Immortal Palace’s key far surpassed his expectations.
 To think that this person even dared to barge into the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence. However, who knew whether the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter could catch up with this person?

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Written by Fiery Moon / Yuè Rú Huǒ (月如火). Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by Vampirecat, Dank Oz, Nora, MindLitUp, Chlocolatte, FluffyGoblyn.