Naturally, Gu Changge only responded to him with a snort, and told him that he wasn’t dying to be the Great Elder’s disciple either.
Cultivators in the world had always avoided those with a demonic nature, especially people like Gu Changge, who were born with a demonic nature. The demonic nature didn’t give off some aura, but instead, it was recognized by the actions and temperament of its holder.
This result greatly disappointed the Great Elder, and his disappointment only deepened when he realized that Gu Changge was craving the position of the heir of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s right after he joined the Palace.
As for why? It wasn’t hard for him to guess. After all, only the Elders or the heir could set foot in certain core areas of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, which were forbidden to the outsiders. The Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace held many secrets that interested even some ancient behemoths, after all.
Gu Changge was definitely aiming for all that.
What’s more? The Ancient Immortal Gu Family seemed to have some other plots prepared for the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so Gu Changge certainly didn’t have any pure motives in joining the Palace from the get-go.
Furthermore, Gu Changge’s actions hadn’t been any different from what the Great Elder expected from someone like him who was born with a demonic nature.
Gu Changge dug out his cousin’s Dao Bone, behaved arrogantly in the Palace, and had no respect for the Elders…the Great Elder was an upright man, and had it not been for the rules of the Palace, he would have long kicked Gu Changge out of the Palace.
“Xian’er is so talented, with the supreme talent of a True Immortal, so this old man must naturally teach her. You, on the other hand…why are you pretending to be a good person by running over here?”
The Great Elder glanced at Gu Changge and said. He had seen countless people over his life, so how could Gu Changge conceal such trickery from him?
Gu Changge showed no annoyance at his words, and, without a change in his expression, he said, “Pretending to be a good person? Great Elder, it seems that you hold deep-seated prejudice against me! I naturally wish for Xian’er to succeed in the future and achieve even greater success than me, so why would I pretend to be a good person?”
Gu Changge, too, had no good feelings for the old man in front of him, so much so that he didn’t even bother to call himself ‘Junior’ anymore.
Anyway, the Great Elder dared not do anything to him.
As for him saying that he was pretending to be a good person? Well, although he was correct, he had to bring out evidence to back his claim.
“If you were so kind, would you dig out her Dao Bone to conceal your demonic nature?”
The Great Elder would obviously not waste this opportunity to use this matter. Were the one standing in front of him someone else, he wouldn’t even bother with them, but he couldn’t bring himself to stay silent when it came to Gu Changge.
“About that matter…why don’t you let it go already, Great Elder? Hasn’t Xian’er already grown a new Dao Bone?”
Gu Changge responded with a shake of his head. It was obvious that there were some secrets that he couldn’t expose about what happened back then.
Gu Xian’er, on the other hand, looked at Gu Changge with confusion as she heard their exchange.
He wanted her to surpass him?
Was he telling the truth, or merely spewing lies?
Also, how did he know that she had already grown a new Dao Bone?
The reality was obviously in front of her. Gu Changge had done nothing against her, and even let her go time and again even though she desired nothing more than to end his life.
The more she thought about it, the more she felt that what happened back then wasn’t simple, and there were some facts still hidden from her.
Gu Changge’s actions were completely different from what she had expected from him!
It’s just that Gu Changge wouldn’t say the truth, and she couldn’t bring herself to ask him either; the grudge between them couldn’t be resolved with a few words, after all.
“That’s a grudge between you and Xian’er, so this old man won’t bother interfering in this matter. Speak already if you have anything to say besides this nonsense.”
The Great Elder’s expression sank, and he clearly wanted the uninvited guest before him to leave as soon as possible.
Gu Changge showed a complacent expression, and said, “Since Xian’er is now the Great Elder’s disciple, how can I, her Elder Brother, not come to take a look? Of course, what I am worried about is that the Great Elder might be too harsh on Xian’er because of me.”
Those words were naturally not from the bottom of his heart, but he would lose nothing in saying them, so why not?
The meaning behind his words was simple: ‘I am worried that you accepted Xian’er as your disciple because of me, and that you will not treat her well, or teach her carefully. Who knows, you might be too harsh on her, and even scold her without reason!’
Of course, his words were said with the complete intention of infuriating the Great Elder, otherwise, he had complete trust in the integrity of the old man, and knew that he wouldn’t make life hard for Gu Xian’er just because of him.
Not only could he use this opportunity to mess with the Great Elder, but he could also let Gu Xian’er know just how much he, her Elder Brother, cared for her. He was so worried about her that he didn’t even care about offending the Great Elder just to make sure he wouldn’t wrong her!
Sure enough, the Great Elder’s expression changed and he showed deep rage as he heard his words. The world behind him darkened, and the wind picked up speed as the clouds changed their color and tumbled around.
Thunder roared in the surroundings, and the aura of a mighty, enraged god descended upon everything.
The sudden oppressive force and change in the atmosphere frightened innumerable disciples of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace — their legs softened, and they almost fell to their knees.
“That’s where the Great Elder lives, right? What happened?”
The expressions of many Elders also changed and paled, and their hearts trembled. They got to see the rage of the Great Elder after countless years of calm, after all.
The Master is like running water, while the Great Elder is unchanging.
This sentence wasn’t just some nonsense in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace. One could imagine the Great Elder’s unfathomable might just from this sentence.
“Gu Changge, don’t talk nonsense! How can my Master be like that?!”
Gu Xian’er was also stunned, and hurriedly shouted towards Gu Changge. She never imagined that Gu Changge had appeared here with this motive, so she couldn’t help but feel extremely complicated emotions surge through her heart.
Gu Changge had completely offended the Great Elder with those words!
Now that he had offended the Great Elder, his life in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace probably wouldn’t be all that great, even if he was a True Disciple of the Palace.
“Good, good, good! It’s the first time in countless years that a Junior has dared to speak like this in front of this old man. Although I know that you are deliberately trying to provoke this old man, I must say that you have succeeded.”
The Great Elder was no ordinary man either, and it didn’t take him long to suppress his rage. His angry glare disappeared, and he looked at Gu Changge with a smile, and said, “It would have been good if you didn’t say all that, but now that you have said that, this old man will make sure to train Gu Xian’er until she can easily suppress you!”
“If she can’t do it, then this old man will step down from his position, and even give you the position of heir.”
The Great Elder’s proclamation stunned Gu Changge, but he wasn’t surprised for long. Of course, his face still showed the same smile as before as he said, “Since the Great Elder has said so, then I can also rest assured now. I am looking forward to the day when your words will come to pass.”
“This Changge won’t take any more of your time.”
With that said, Gu Changge took one last glance at Gu Xian’er with a smile, and then directly turned into a ray of light that disappeared from the mountain.
The surroundings also returned to their previous calm as the winds weakened, and the clouds stopped tumbling around.
As for offending the Great Elder? Gu Changge couldn’t be bothered by it.
At the same time, a System Prompt sounded in his mind.
[Ding! The Favored Daughter of Heaven, Gu Xian’er, had her murderous heart shaken by you…]
The first step of his plan finally bore fruit.
The mountain of the Great Elder was silent as a gentle breeze blew atop it, and clouds rolled around it.
Gu Xian’er lowered her head and didn’t say anything.
Right now, her heart was in turmoil. She knew well that Gu Changge was merely trying to provoke the Great Elder with his words, but at the same time, he forced the Great Elder to vow to teach her well.
She could no longer comprehend Gu Changge’s intentions.
Won’t the Great Elder putting more effort in teaching her be bad for Gu Changge?
Why would he do something thankless like that?
Was he trying to make up for what he did to her back then?
Or was he plotting something even more sinister?
Gu Xian’er fell into a daze, and couldn’t figure out just what Gu Changge was up to now.
The Great Elder, on the other hand, could only sigh as he watched Gu Xian’er’s complicated expression.
“He will definitely have a place at the top of this world in the future.”
If this remark were to spread, it would surely cause a massive sensation in all directions. How many people had received such a compliment from the Great Elder? What’s more? His tone was completely affirmative as if the matter would come to pass without doubt.
Gu Xian’er lowered her head and kept her quiet at his words; she had no idea about what to say at this time.
She was confused.
She recalled the day when she met Gu Changge outside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and realized that he indeed held no ill will towards her.
Did he really want to make up to her for the past?
Could it be that he just couldn’t be honest and do everything without angering her due to his temperament?
“Xian’er, you don’t need to worry about anything; since this old man said that, then this old man will naturally do as he claimed. Gu Changge was merely trying to anger this old man. As for why he acts like that? It can be attributed to his demonic nature…”
The Great Elder calmed down and shook his head as he watched Gu Xian’er’s silent appearance.
“Master, why do you think Gu Changge tries so hard to conceal his demonic nature? What could be the reason behind his demonic nature?”
Gu Xian’er suddenly asked him with a confused expression. Gu Changge wouldn’t go that far just to hide his demonic nature, after all. He must be trying to hide its source, she thought.
“There are many reasons for a person to have a demonic nature. This old man can’t tell what caused Gu Changge’s demonic nature, and you would need to ask him if you want to know the truth of this matter.”
The Great Elder dismissed the matter with these words. It wasn’t uncommon for people to be born with a demonic nature. Some would be born with a devilish soul, and others would be contaminated by Immortal Devil Qi, etc.
He could only tell that Gu Changge had a strong demonic nature, as for where it came from? He would need to investigate his body before reaching a conclusion — he had no interest in something like that.
Now, the Great Elder only wanted to help Gu Xian’er surpass Gu Changge, so as to make Gu Changge regret his words.
“Thank you, Master, I understand.”
Gu Xian’er responded with a nod. At the same time, she felt as if she had caught on to some clue.
“Gu Changge’s demonic nature is seated deep down his bones, and his actions are largely influenced by his demonic nature, too. If it weren’t for his demonic nature, this old man would have long accepted him as his disciple.”
The Great Elder couldn’t help but sigh. He felt that a good seedling had been ruined because of his demonic nature.
Gu Changge was in no hurry to plan for the future of Gu Xian’er after he returned to his residence.
First, he considered what he would be doing next. As for him offending the Great Elder? He had already pushed the matter to the back of his head and couldn’t be bothered about the repercussions.
With Gu Xian’er’s wit and means, she would certainly want to investigate the ‘truth of that year’ now that he had planted seeds of doubts in her heart. He had left her enough clues to reach the ‘truth.’
As for how he would arrange the ‘truth of that year,’ he could worry about that later as he already had a solid plan in mind. For now, he decided to put aside Gu Xian’er’s matter for a while.
‘Right now, what I need to focus on is the Immortal Road.’
Gu Changge couldn’t help but squint his eyes at this thought.
According to the memories of his Original, there was an Immortal Road in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace that had disappeared a long time ago.
According to various calculations, the Immortal Road would soon materialize in the world and bring with it a supreme opportunity. The reason he had coveted the position of heir of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace was to get that supreme opportunity hidden in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
‘Speaking of which, I should also merge the fragments of the World Seed and nurture a world inside me. When the time comes, I might be able to slip inside unnoticed with this ability combined with my Void Talent, and fish in troubled waters.’
As soon as Gu Changge thought of this, he opened his Attributes Panel, and found the three fragments of the World Seed listed in it.
As Gu Changge busied himself with these matters, a majestic carriage pulled by nine divine phoenixes galloped through the boundless sky towards the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Inside the carriage made of black gold sat Yue Mingkong dressed in a plain gauze dress. Her Immortal visage gave her a picturesque appearance, and her lustrous hair was tied up in a bun — she looked breathtakingly beautiful.
Her eyebrows were like slender willow branches, while her phoenix eyes showed an incomparably deep calm. Right now, she was busy rubbing her glabella to ease her fatigue.
“My good husband, it’s really not easy to deal with you.”