The bridal chamber went silent. Jiang Chen did not say anything. He had been holding out hope during the past two days, but, in the end, his hopes crumbled into dust. The truth that he had been refusing to see was finally disclosed. It made so much sense.
"Jiang Chen, you're a great person. You're the most talented human. Otherwise, I wouldn't be here." Then the bride's tone changed. She said in a gentle voice, "Lift my veil." She sounded as if she was expecting something. It was a part of the wedding ceremony to lift the veil. She wanted to complete it.
"I know you're not my apprentice sister. More than that, I know who you are," Jiang Chen said.
"It's impossible!" The bride did not believe him. The veil was the Icy Spirit's measure to prevent the Blood Shadow Dynasty from finding out the truth.
"My holy awareness is very strong. It can transform to the Eye of Heaven."
The bride kept silent for a while. Then she said, "So, why on earth did you attack the Blood Shadow Dynasty?"
"Because I knew your Icy Spirits' plans and considerations a long time ago. The Blood Shadow Dynasty insisted on marrying my apprentice sister because they had also heard she had the supreme Venerable heart. The dynasty wanted to confirm the news and destroy her." Jiang Chen continued slowly, "I used magic to camouflage the inheritance map. If someone tries to crack it, I will know."
"You...." The bride suddenly did not know what to say.
"The Icy Spirit King agreed to this marriage because the Icy Spirits didn't have the nerve to go against the Blood Shadow Dynasty yet, so you took advantage of me, using me to deal with them. Even if things get really bad, you can still put the blame on me."
"So why did you attack them?" The bride sounded completely shocked. She had thought Jiang Chen had been kept in the dark. She had thought he did not know anything. However, it was totally the contrary.
"Same as you, I don't want apprentice sister to be harassed by the Blood Shadow Dynasty, no matter what it costs me," Jiang Chen answered without thinking.
The face behind the veil showed a complicated expression, which was impossible to interpret.
"Even if you die?" she asked in a trembling voice.
"Even if I die." Jiang Chen nodded. He added, "Let me continue. At the beginning, the Icy Spirits only planned to find me a Spiritual Lady whose name was also Xue. This should be easy for the Icy Spirits. But it was beyond your expectation that I would give you an immortal elixir. And seeing the marriage proposal group, you knew I had something to do with the immortal elixirs. Besides, I'm a follower of the Martial Sovereign. So, you decided to bet on me. That's why you are here," Jiang Chen said.
The bride nodded. Jiang Chen's assumption was totally right. More than that, he was also right about every change of the Icy Spirits' thoughts.
"The Icy Spirits want to treat you well," the bride said.
"Only temporarily. By the way, do you really believe I'll get over my apprentice sister?"
"I believed so when I put on the wedding dress," the bride said. However, she realized now how ridiculous she was after realizing how deeply Jiang Chen was in love with his apprentice sister.
"So, do you still want me to lift your veil?" Jiang Chen said.
After a long period of silence, the bride answered, "Yes."
"But why?" This time it was Jiang Chen who was shocked.
"There is nobody else I can think of for whom I want to do this," the bride answered.
The bridal chamber went silent again. Jiang Chen let out a long sigh. "You'll be disappointed. You Icy Spirits will be disappointed." Jiang Chen shook his head. He looked like he was torn.
"I have a divine body." Jiang Chen said calmly. There was no change in his tone, as if he was telling her something insignificant.
"...." The bride grasped a corner of her clothes. Her shoulders were tight and stiff.
"Rumor has it that I have acquired a divine body, and it is true. If you fix your hope on me, you'll be disappointed. Even if you exhaust all of your resources, it probably won't pay off." Jiang Chen continued, "I guess if the Icy Spirits had confirmed the rumor, you wouldn't have been sent here."Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
The bride nodded again.
"He, he." Jiang Chen smiled. He said, "As to the Sovereign's Power, I've been relying on this ring. The power doesn't come from the Martial Sovereign, but from a stone. I've been using it frequently lately. Now it can only last three minutes more."
"Why do you tell me these things?" the bride asked confusedly.
"What is done cannot be undone. I don't want you to regret anything." Pointing at the door, Jiang Chen said, "You can go to tell the Spirit King what I've told you now. Just tell him I lied so that he will drive me away."
"Are you for real? Even though you sacrifice yourself like this, your apprentice sister probably won't know anything about it," the bride said.
"It doesn't matter," Jiang Chen said calmly.
The bride kept silent for a while. Then she said, "When the Spirit King asked me to do this, I was very reluctant, and I refused."
"I can understand. No woman would accept it. I won't blame you for that," Jiang Chen said.
As if she had not heard him, the bride continued, "But when they mentioned the fate of the whole Icy Spirits, I had to agree. For your apprentice sister's sake, the Icy Spirits are taking the risk of having a war with the Blood Shadow Dynasty. I can't stay out of this." As she spoke, the bride reached for the cup. Her fingers brushed the rim of the cup. "But they didn't force me to do it. All I needed to do is to convince you that the Icy Spirits never lied to you. It would be better if you can accept this. That's why the royal family prepared Yin Yang Liquor in the bridal chamber."
Jiang Chen turned pale. He looked toward the cup in his hand.
Yin Yang Liquor was a liquor with a wonderful effect. Nothing special would happen if only one person drank it, but if one man and one woman drank it together, they would have sex eventually under the influence of this liquor.
Jiang Chen opened the liquor bottle and smelt it. It was Yin Yang Liquor for sure.
Looking back to the bride, his facial expression changed again. He said, "What are you doing?!"
The bride raised the cup to her lips. It seemed she would drink it at any second.
"Don't you understand what I said? My divine body will make it difficult for me to...." Jiang Chen wanted to remind her of this.
"So?" After speaking, the bride drank up the Yin Yang Liquor in the cup.
Jiang Chen ran to her, trying to stop her, but he felt something was burning inside him. Losing his senses, he flung the bride down on the bed. He removed her veil too and saw an extremely pretty face.
"I'll compensate you for what the Icy Spirits owe you," the bride said with her inviting small mouth. Then she could do nothing but moan happily.
The bridal chamber finally had the atmosphere of a wedding night.
However, somewhere deep in the snow mountain on the Icy Spirits' territory, a video of the situation in the bridal chamber was being played. A vague figure was standing in the air. That face was even prettier than the bride's, but it looked emotionless.
"Xue'er, do you still remember what I told you before? Men are all the same, especially the human race." The Cloud Guardian came into the valley. When the Yin Yang Liquor had been drunk, the tactical formation deployed in the bridal chamber would be triggered.
As a result, Xue'er knew nothing about the entire previous conversation.