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PBS - Chapter 2174 - Conversation

Dust drifted above the dojo.

Qin Nan stared at it like a statue.

Empress Feiyue lowered her head without saying a word. Master Rudao felt sorry for him too, but she did not speak either. She knew it was hard to comfort him after what happened. It was better to leave Qin Nan alone. 

Some time later, Qin Nan closed his eyes and let out a sigh.

Bai Zhongsheng said with a smile, "The palace has a lot of secret techniques. Would you two like to take a look?"

Empress Feiyue and Master Rudao went into the palace.

Qin Nan opened his eyes and asked, "Did you already know?"

Bai Zhongsheng was confused, "What do I know?"

"That I'm also Huangfu Jue's reincarnation."

Bai Zhongsheng's eyes flickered. He said with a smile, "I do know that. The spirit of the Ownerless Heaven Pattern is somewhat related to me. I already sensed it when I saw you at the Battlefield of Aeon." 

Qin Nan frowned, "If so, why are you willing to treat me as your master? Why did you summon the heroic spirits? After all, I'm not really Zhou Di in some ways."

Bai Zhongsheng shrugged, "Why aren't you? It doesn't matter if Huangfu Jue is involved or not. You are my master's reincarnation in my eyes, so you're my master too."

"Xiao Lang and the others will too even if you tell them about it."

"However, since they are about to disappear, I just want them to feel happier instead of being confused or unwilling to part."

Qin Nan fell silent.

"But what if I became Huangfu Jue one day? This Undying Cycle Mountain, the Ownerless Heaven Pattern, and everything else will be his," Qin Nan asked.

He had long thought about the question.

He had treated the Divine God of Battle as his master and his greatest fortunate encounter. The influence that Divine God of Battle had on him had deeply rooted in his soul.

In addition to it, he was extremely grateful toward the Ownerless Heaven Pattern, Bai Zhongsheng, and the Army of Eternity too.

On the other hand, he did not feel the same way toward Mo Xie, Demon Emperor Wutian, and the others. 

Even though if it was Moxie and Demon Emperor Wutian who came to the Canglan Continent in the first place instead of the Divine God of Battle, he might feel different.

Unfortunately, there was no if in this world.

As such, he did not want to become Huangfu Jue since he felt like he was in debt to the Divine God of Battle and the others.

"It's not as complicated as you think. We can't say for sure who's a pawn between my master and Huangfu Jue in the end."

"It's also possible that you can choose to inherit my master's will after you obtained Huangfu Jue's possessions."

"Just treat it as a bet. Both my master and Huangfu Jue have chosen you to be their reincarnation, thus we servants just have to obey their will no matter the outcome. We are bound together for good or ill." 

The last sentence struck Qin Nan's mind like a bolt of lightning.

Qin Nan had made up his mind.

"Besides, if someone like me is willing to acknowledge Zhou Di as my master, he's surely a lot stronger than Huangfu Jue," Bai Zhongsheng said indifferently.

Qin Nan grinned. He felt a lot better. The pressure he was under had eased.

"That being said, it's a relief that you are Huangfu Jue's reincarnation instead of Cang's reincarnation. Otherwise, I'll really have a hard time," Bai Zhongsehng said.

"Speaking of which, Senior Bai, what happened to Cang? How did he and Zhou Di become enemies of life and death? Is it because Cang killed Zhou Xiao? And why did the battle in the past happen in the first place?" Qin Nan asked.

He was long troubled by these questions.

"Have you heard of Blue Heavens?" Bai Zhongsheng asked in return. He smiled when he saw Qin Nan shook his head, "The reason why the battle took place isn't a secret. What I know and what the other factions know should be the same."

He withdrew his smile and said, "However, I have a feeling there are other secrets behind the battle. My master didn't tell me everything either."

"You will have to find out the truth yourself."

Qin Nan frowned. There were things that Zhou Di did not tell Bai Zhongsheng? What would they be?

"That's not your concern for now. My master and Cang were already enemies when they were in the Heaven Immortal Realm. It was like they were born to be nemeses. Their ideas always clashed."

"There's also something about Cang I have to remind you."

"It doesn't matter who you become in the end, but you must kill Cang at all costs in two years!" Bai Zhognsheng's eyes sharpened. 

"Why is that?" Qin Nan asked.

"Cang, some of his ideas might sound reasonable, but he's an extremist. He's willing to do anything to achieve his goals."

"We knew Cang had a crazy plan in the past, but we have no clue about the details."

"However, there's no doubt that Cang's reincarnation will bring our world an unprecedented disaster."

Bai Zhongsheng sighed and said, "I'm not only saying this because he's our enemy. Master, can you promise me?"

Qin Nan straightened his face and said, "Senior Bai, don't you worry, I will not let Cang go."

Even if Bai Zhongsheng did not ask him for the favor, he would try his best to stop Cang too. Cang's right-hand man, the Ancient Taboo had tried to kill him many times. How could Qin Nan possibly forgive him so easily?

Bai Zhongsheng said with a grin, "There's also one more thing. Huangfu Jue once injured me, so can you please let me punch you in the face? I won't do it too hard. I just want to feel better."

Qin Nan's lips twisted. He was all serious just a moment ago.

"HAHA, I was just kidding. You are my master. Why would I dare to hit you?"

Bai Zhongsheng laughed, "It's almost time. I should go."

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