Chapter 49 - 49 : Mysterious Void
"W-what are the two of you doing!" She let out loud as she slapped Long Chen's cheeks.
"Shameless! I thought you were a decent person!" She scoffed.
"Hey, I'm a decent person!" Long Chen let out as he woke up from his dream.
"Young Master? Did you have a bad dream?" Xue said, looking at him with a confused look.
"Yeah, it was a bad dream, but I'm fine now," Long Chen said as he breathed in relief.
"Oh, it's good then," Xue said.
"It's fine, you can continue your sightseeing." Long Chen said, smiling. Xue accepted his words and again got lost in her own world.
He looked towards Mei, who was still sleeping.
'Such a weird dream,' he thought.
Long Chen wanted to say something, but no words came out of his mouth. After a few seconds, the carriage stopped.
'Looks like we are already there. Why do I feel like this journey took shorter compared to the one from before when I travelled from the clan to the forest?' Long Chen thought to himself.
"Let's go, we're there," Long Chen told them to get out as the carriage driver knocked on the carriage gates to inform them that they are home.
As they all got out of the carriage, Mei couldn't help but look at Long Chen worriedly like he was guilty of something.
"Young master you are back." The guards saluted him as they allowed him inside.
'Young master must have a pretty good position in the clan. Everyone respects him so much.' Xue thought as she looked at the situation while Mei just kept following silently with her head down.
"Mother!" Long Chen knocked on Sima Ziyi's courtyard and greeted her as soon as she opened it.
She hugged him tightly as soon as she saw him. Long Chen could feel the warmth of motherly love. Although it was not his own mother, he enjoyed this feeling.
"I am so glad you're home, welcome home! You are not hurt anywhere, are you?" After a while, she said as she looked carefully at him checking his body for injuries.
"Mother! I am fine, I am not that weak." Long Chen said, feeling her worry.
"Sure you aren't. You are the strongest." Sima Ziyi said, smiling.
After having a long affectionate mother-son talking, Sima Ziyi noticed the girls standing behind Long Chen.
"Hmm? These two are? Don't tell me they are your women, you already made a harem? Aren't you too young for that?" She asked with a shocked face.
Long Chen was shocked as well as he heard her. He looked at both of them and could see that Xue had her jaws open while Mei turned her face down.
"Mother, what nonsense are you talking about? It is nothing like that. Also as you said, I am too young for things like that!!" Long Chen said, looking embarrassed.
"Oh? What a pity. I thought I got two pretty daughter-in-laws." Sima Ziyi laughed as she said jokingly.
"By the way, If they aren't your lovers, then who are they? Why did you bring them home with you?" She asked Long Chen.
"They are the girls I saved in the northern black forest from some Spirit beasts. As they needed safe work to pay off their debt, they asked to work here, and I allowed it and brought them back with me." Long Chen said.
"Oh? I thought you went there for experience, but you were there saving beauties? But I am so proud of you. You are brave just like your father was." She said as sadness could be seen in her face.
"Anyways, since you saved them and gave them this opportunity, you can have them as your personal servant," She said smiling.
"What are your names?" Sima Ziyi asked, looking at them.
"My name is Cheng Xue, and this here is my younger sister Cheng Mei. It is great being in your presence, respectable Madame." Xue said as she came forward and introduced themselves.
"Nice names. Anyway since both of you will now be working for him, I am counting on you to take good care of my little baby." Sima Ziyi said as she looked at both of them.
"We will Madame." Both of them said at the same time.
After spending over two hours there, Long Chen left his mother's courtyard with both sisters. He introduced them to the head steward of the Long clan as his personal servants and left them with her to show around and introduce the clan and its important rules.
Long Chen came back to his room and fell to his bed as he closed his eyes.
"Huh, finally back home. But it still doesn't feel like home. Although the room is wider than my old one, and the bed is more comfortable than my old bed on Earth, I still miss my old room more. Our small house, close family, my college. Would I never be able to see them?" Long Chen turned sad as his thought reached this point.
"No! If that world was real, and this world is real, there must be a way to get there. Although really small, there is still a possibility.
There are cultivators in this world who can fly, who can destroy everything. And they are not even at the peak of cultivation. One day, I will be the strongest. I will reach the peak of the world and no world boundaries will be able to stop me from achieving what I want." Long Chen said with a motivated face as he got up and started cultivation.
'I can feel that I will break through to the 6th stage Spirit Establishment realm soon.' Long Chen thought in his mind after cultivating for hours.
Long Chen cultivated until midnight, and he could feel that he will have another breakthrough in the coming days. Long Chen stopped cultivation as he took out his egg that he found inside his ancient space ring and fed it his Qi like his daily routine.
"I am not your portable feeding machine. Come out faster, little guy!" Long Chen muttered to the egg.
After finishing everything, he decided that it was time to sleep as he entered his quilt.
As Long Chen was sleeping, finally, a 1/100th part of his blood had turned completely violet. A mysterious void appeared near his chest as his consciousness was sucked inside it, while his body remained in the bed. It looked like Long Chen was still sleeping peacefully.