232 Icy Spiri
Jiang Chen had studied the Icy Heart Formula. He had regarded it as a challenge and intended to crack its side effects.
The result was disappointing; he couldn't crack it, because the Icy Heart Formula wasn't meant to be practiced by human beings. It was the Icy Spirit's method.
The Icy Spirit was a prehistoric species. Although they looked similar to human beings, they had a mysterious power that enabled them to develop rapidly, like monsters, so they were seen as nobler than human beings.
In short, human beings couldn't control the Icy Heart Formula. If they forced themselves to practice it, they would be controlled by it in the end.
Jiang Chen had released his research results to the public in his previous life in the hopes that people wouldn't practice it blindly, because its practitioners would not only change into completely different people, but would stop feeling completely!
Jiang Chen was anxious when he learned Li Xue'er was practicing the Icy Heart Formula. He wished he could return to the Natural Law School immediately to stop her, but she had been spellbound. She didn't have another choice.
If she couldn't get rid of the devil inside, she would lose all of her progress, her meridians would be frozen, and she would become useless.
Once she got rid of the devil inside, she would master the Icy Heart Formula and become an emotionless person.
Back then, Jiang Chen didn't know whether he should expect her success or failure.
He only knew he wasn't happy at all when he heard about her success.
"Could you tell her I've come to visit? I want to see apprentice sister," Jiang Chen said.
Too many people wanted to visit Li Xue'er. It wasn't the first time the female disciple had received such a request. She had enough excuses to refuse him.
However, Jiang Chen's expression made her unable to refuse him.
He sounded hoarse and looked pale. He looked so sentimental that she didn't have the heart to say no to him.
However, the apprentice sister wouldn't meet anyone. She had to refuse him.
"Let him in."
At that moment, a cold voice came from the mountain, from 1,000 yards away. The voice wasn't loud, but Jiang Chen could hear it clearly, as if she were beside him.
The female disciple was surprised. As far as she knew, it was the first time Li Xue'er had invited someone to enter the mountain.
"Who is he? Jiang Chen? The Jiang Chen from the Redcloud Peak? Didn't he die in the Realm of Beasts? That's impossible!"
The female disciple wasn't well-informed enough. She didn't know anything about the competition yet. She led Jiang Chen to the palace located at the mountainside and opened the door to let him in.
Then she immediately went to inquire about Jiang Chen's background.
"Don't you know what's going on in the world? Don't you know who Jiang Chen is? Unbelievable. He's the most famous person in the Fire Field now."
"You had the chance to speak with Apprentice Brother Jiang Chen, but you didn't know who he was. Gosh! I'm totally speechless!"
Not until then did the female disciple realize that the polite youngster was such a great guy.
She had some absurd stereotype in her mind. If Jiang Chen had been more arrogant to her, she might have thought more highly of him.
It was quiet and dark in the palace. There wasn't any unnecessary furniture in it. Some lotus-shaped lamp holders made of ice were fastened to the columns, the lamps on them emitting blue light.
Li Xue'er was sitting on a cushion in the center of the hall, her eyes half closed.
She had a breathtaking beauty, but she was as cold as marble.
Jiang Chen hesitated and then walked over.
Li Xue'er opened her eyes slowly. If Jiang Chen hadn't lost all hope before, he was completely desperate when he saw her eyes.
Her look was so calm, and she was carrying the kind of majesty shown by Reaching Heaven States.
"Congratulations, apprentice sister. You've achieved the Reaching Heaven State." When Jiang Chen spoke, he wondered whether his heart had broken, since he felt strange saying the bitter words.
Li Xue'er nodded and took out a class-six breakthrough panacea. She said, "You helped me a lot in the Realm of Beasts. This is for you."
She's paying a debt of gratitude?
Jiang Chen was surprised. This wasn't something an Icy Heart Formula practitioner would do.
"From now on, we're even. Don't come and disturb my practice anymore," Li Xue'er said.
Jiang Chen smiled bitterly. It turned out she wasn't paying a debt of gratitude. She had only been drawing the line.
"Don't worry, apprentice sister. I'm heading for the Sacred Institute soon," Jiang Chen said.
"Hm." Li Xue'er wasn't affected. She didn't spare any extra words.
"I have enough panaceas. I was just here to see you. I'm leaving, since you look fine." Jiang Chen turned around, about to leave, but the class-six panacea flew into his hands.
"Take it." Li Xue'er only said two words.
Jiang Chen gnashed his teeth and took the panacea. He couldn't hold his emotions in anymore. He said, "Apprentice sister, why did you practice the Icy Heart Formula? If you needed powerful methods, I have thousands! You didn't have to do this!"
His voice was echoing in the empty palace, but he found he could only hear his own breath.
Li Xue'er was like an ice statue. Her chest wasn't moving.
"It was my choice. I can make decisions for myself. I don't want to hear about it anymore," Li Xue'er said coldly.
"Fine! I'll take the class-six breakthrough panacea. I do deserve it for what I did in the Realm of Beasts!"
Jiang Chen grasped the panacea and strode towards the door.
When he walked by a lotus crystal lamp, he accidentally saw the reflection of Li Xue'er's face on it. He turned around with a rush, but she had closed her eyes.
Was it an illusion?
He had seen her expression change in the reflection.
But, crystal wasn't a mirror. Its reflection had a certain level of distortion. Jiang Chen wasn't sure.
As soon as he walked out of the palace, he immediately flew away from the Peak of Ingénue.
When he was already very far away, he looked back and took another glance at the Peak of Ingénue.
That's alright. I don't have time for relationships anyway.
He knew he was over his apprentice sister. It was impossible to be together.
The school leader called Jiang Chen over on the day before his departure.
He pushed the door to let himself in when he got to the Palace of the Natural Law. He found the palace different from what he had imagined. There was only a small hall and two small doors, one on the left and the other on the right.
"Go through the door on the left. Follow my holy awareness." He heard Su Xiuyi's voice.
Jiang Chen went into the door without thinking. Behind the door was a narrow and crooked passage. He walked for a while and heard the sound of gears.
There are too many changes in this passage. I could spend my whole life in this labyrinth if no one was leading the way.
Jiang Chen was surprised, but fortunately, he soon saw a door ahead of him.
He pushed it open. The abrupt light made him very uncomfortable.
When he moved his hand away from his eyes he saw something astounding.
Outside the door was a cliff with an open view. He could see a magnificent landscape of mountains, rivers, and an endless sea of clouds. The sunset was on the other side of the world. He was looking at it horizontally.
Beside the cliff was a kiosk.
Su Xiuyi was sitting by a stone table, waving at him.
Jiang Chen walked over and saw a few jars of liquor and an extraordinary knife on the table.
"You're the toughest guy I've ever seen. You walked out of the Realm of Beasts. That's awfully impressive," Su Xiuyi said.