Rise of the Demon God

Chapter 867 - 867: Special Quest

He called out to Xun again, wondering if he would ever get a response.

He called out to her in his mind, but he didn't get a response.

A gentle sigh escaped his lips as he shook his head in the cold night.

He stopped before Xue, who was guarding them. 

Xue was the puppet that Long Chen had received from the Bloodline Temple.

Even though he received her from the Fake Bloodline Temple, it was certain that she was a treasure from the first floor of the real Bloodline Temple that Tian Shen had taken.

He had been wondering if Tian Shen had used her before.

"Xue," he called out to her, placing his hand on her shoulders.

Xue turned back to gaze at Long Chen.

"Yes, Master," Xue responded in her emotionless tone. 

"I have a question to ask you. Can you answer honestly?" Long Chen asked softly.

"I would." Xue was a puppet, but she had a brain, and she could think. She knew what Long Chen talked about, and she answered.

"Good girl. So, do you remember anything about your life before the first time you saw me? You remember seeing anyone else?" Long Chen asked, softly.

"I don't remember. Master is the first person I saw," Xue answered instantly.

"Do you know anything about Tian Shen?" Long Chen asked again.

Xue nodded her head this time even though Long Chen didn't expect her to. 

"Really? How do you know about him?" He asked, stunned at her response.

"I heard master speaking it. You talked about him a few times." 

Long Chen had expected to get a breakthrough from her answer, but he was only disappointed. She was talking about what she heard from him. If it was that, then he couldn't get anything of value from her.

"Alright. You don't need to tell me more about it then," he said, shaking his head. 

"More importantly, I have a task for you. When you go back to the Fake World in the morning, I want you to go to the bottom of the ocean. You don't need to breathe or eat, so you are the only one who can do it. There's a place I want you to reach. It's crucial that you do it," he continued as he changed the topic.

"Which place?" Xue asked.

Long Chen pulled out a paper from his pocket.

"Suppose this point is the clan in that place. The sun rises from this direction. So these are the four directions. I want you to go south until you reach the ocean. Go straight from that point. At the bottom of the ocean, you will see something like a shining line. That line will lead you to a Portal in that place. You understand?" He explained.

Xue nodded her head.

Long Chen gave a talisman to her.

"Keep this with you at all times," he said. 

"After you get to the Portal, I want you to step inside. The portal will lead you to some place far away from there. When you get there, you must dig a hole in the group and bury this Talisman in the ground. After that, come back the same way," he continued. 

Soon, he finished his explanation. "The Portal will be invisible in that place, but it will be right there to lead you back. After you come back to the ocean, get back to the clan. That's all you need to do."

"I will do it after I am sent back." Xue nodded her head as she agreed.

"Good girl. You're really helpful." Long Chen rubbed Xue's head as he praised her.

"Guard this place properly for now. I'll be back after a short walk," he told her before he walked away.

After telling Xue to protect the place, he walked farther into the forest.

Long Chen walked deep into the forest while the moonlight fell on his body, enlightening him.

There was complete silence. The only sound that could be heard was coming from his feet landing on the grass and twigs lying on the ground occasionally.

There was a serene look on his face as he walked in the silence of the night. 

"This peace is so beautiful. It would be so good to settle down in nature and just live for life," he muttered softly.

"I'm glad at least my family can experience this peace in the Fake World. There are no fights, no greed, and no war there. The Spirit Fairies and the family also work to remove loneliness. It would be so good if I could go there and spend time once in a while too," he continued wondering.

It was his Seventh day with Ming Lan, so it was also the time to bring someone else out soon. 

'Tomorrow, her Ming Rin will come out to accompany me. It's going to be her first time. Since it'll be spent mostly on a journey, I guess it can count as a semi-decent outing. There is only commotion after that, after all,' he thought, gazing at his ring.

He walked for the next twenty minutes, enjoying his nightly walk before he turned back. 

He started walking back, but that's when he heard a voice he had been waiting to hear. 

"Are you fine? What happened? Where are we?" 

Xun's concerned voice appeared as if she had just woken up from her sleep.

She soon materialized before him.

"Oh? You're finally up? Where were you? I called you so many times. You disappeared right after I entered the hotel," Long Chen said, sighing.

"I don't know what happened myself. I wasn't able to see anything or come out. Forget about that. Tell me what happened. The last thing he remembered is you being attacked by Xu Liang," she asked Long Chen, curiously. She didn't know the truth herself.

"After that, I had a fight with him, and he died. That's the short version of it. After that, I left the Kingdom. I was wondering why you didn't appear in such a long time. I kept calling for you again and again," he said.

"Oh, nothing else happened? Was it Xu Liang who had caused the disruption in time?" She asked.

Long Chen shook his head as he answered, "There was another person with him. It was another kid. I don't know who he was, but he seemed strong as well. It seems like he was behind everything that happened. When I tried attacking him, he disappeared."

He could still remember the face of Wu Lia. He was sure that boy was behind Xu Liang finding out the truth about the death of his Grandma.