Chapter 256 - 256: Bad Times Are Ahead
They didn't talk much after that and stayed silent as they traveled with Ji Shan. Long Chen had already told Ji Shan that their destination is the Beast Taming hall as well, and he had instructed the carriage driver to follow the lead of Ji Shan for the remaining part of their journey.
Although the Beast Taming Hall was inside the Weixin Kingdom, unlike most prominent sects, it wasn't situated in the capital city of the kingdom. Instead, the branch of the beast taming hall was situated on the outskirts of the Kingdom.
Unfortunately, it was on the north side of the kingdom and they had entered from there south of the kingdom, thus they needed to cross the kingdom.
They didn't stop for even a minute as they continued traveling through various cities.
Most of the citizens who saw Ji Shan riding on his Soul Devouring Wolf were more scared than shocked.
Even if there was the Beast Taming Hall inside the kingdom, it was still quite rare for them to see such a fierce beast.
Most of the citizens simply assumed that the boy must be someone important from the Beast Hall and didn't dare block his path.
The only problem was the few guards that occasionally stopped them and inquired about them.
Surprisingly, Ji Shan showed them a badge. As the guards saw the babe, they allowed them to pass through. Long Chen didn't know what that pass was, nor did he care at the moment.
Long Chen simply read a book on this long journey. It was a book that contained information about this continent and its various forces.
Although he had finished reading it before and that's why he came up with the plan to take the Sun Swallowing Condor, he decided to read it again.
He didn't want to miss any detail that would come to bite him in the ass later on.
Half a day passed and they entered the capital city of the Weixin Kingdom which was at the center of the kingdom. They passed through the capital city amidst the watchful eyes of the guards.
Another half a day passed and there were only one 2 towns between Long Chen's team and the Beast Taming Hall branch.
Unfortunately, the darkness had already shrouded the land and they decided to stay the night at the next town.
The town was pretty small and only around 500 people were residing in that town. Thankfully, there was a hotel in the town and there were quite a few rooms available.
Long Chen decided to book 5 separate rooms that were paid for by Ji Shan. Even though Zhiqing argued against it, Long Chen was stern in his decision to stay alone tonight. Zhiqing could only pout in anger as she walked to her assigned room.
"Hey bro, I don't think that you should make my sister-in-law angry. Why don't you spend time with them? " Ji Shan asked Long Chen as they stood in front of his room. Mingyu and Zhiqing had already left.
"I have to cultivate tonight. Anyways, Good night." Long Chen didn't talk much as he said Goodnight to Ji Shan and entered inside his room.
Ji Shan didn't know why, but he felt like Long Chen was somewhat anxious about something. He didn't think about it much and just thought that it was his misconception as he walked back.
Long Chen sat on his bed as he looked to his side. He found that Xun was sitting there.
"You've noticed it, haven't you?" Xun let out softly.
"Yes, I feel like it won't be long now." Long Chen sighed in disappointment.
" What did you think? Did you think that it would fail?" Xun inquired as she slightly smiled.
"I was somehow hoping for it to take long. Long enough for me to complete what I needed to do. I don't want to lose my emotions at this moment." Long Chen muttered as he looked at Xun.
" Fortunately, I checked inside my martial space, or I wouldn't even know about the cracks developing on my heart demon's cocoon." Long Chen further said with a worried look on his face.
"It won't be long before it's out. Judging by the speed of the cracks, I think it will take 2 weeks before it's out."
" Also, it's certain now that it has evolved. Although you have learned to live while letting out your true emotions up to an extent, it's still going to be tough for you." Xun replied to Long Chen.
" Two weeks of time is not much. I guess there's no escaping it. It's a part of me that I must live with now. Still, I won't let it make me a monster who slaughters mindlessly." Long Chen let out as he clenched his fist.
" Keep that determination. It's going to come in handy in the future. Also, that heart demon is not the only thing you need to worry about." Xun said with a thoughtful look on his face.
"What else is there for me to worry about?' Long Chen asked with a frown.
"Your bloodline... Your bloodline is about to reach a density of 5%. You know that that meant right?" Xun asked as she looked at Long Chen.
" Yeah, I know. A bloodline Temple Trial. An opportunity as well as a possible disaster. Hah... looks like my worst times are near." Long Chen let out with a wry smile on his face.
" That's for the future, though. For now, just make sure that you don't do things that make you excited or angry. Try to control your emotions for as long as you can so that you can delay the Heart Demon. Every day your heart demon is inside the cocoon, which is another day for you to get stronger to face it. So no killing and no sex for the next 14 days! " Xun glared at Long Chen as she said as if she was giving an order.