The middle-aged man smiled softly when he heard so, “oh, so you managed to bond with Taotie? Um…I think you were pretty hands on.”
Xu Ziyan: …
Well, what was he supposed to say? As a father, do you really know how much your son can eat?
The middle-aged man seemed to read Xu Ziyan’s mind and suddenly burst into laughter, “hehe…speaking of which, all of my sons have their own characteristics, but since you could make Taotie and Gluttonous surrender, it means that both you and your brother are powerful enough. And I can rest in peace then.”
Xu Ziyan was shocked when he heard so, but he found it normal after thinking about it. All in all, the dragon’s soul had already been devoured by that blood dragon and there’s only a ray of divine consciousness left. And when the man was talking about “resting in peace”, Xu Ziyan recalled that it was them having killed the dragon’s soul, and he instantly felt unwell after reminding himself of this fact.
“You don’t have to be nervous.” The middle-aged man shook his head, “the dragon’s soul had lost its consciousness and it was just like a beast. It did no harm to kill it.”
Xu Ziyan scratched his head with embarrassment, not knowing what to say. After a long while, he stuttered, “senior, don’t you worry…I will surely take care of your sons. And even after you pass away, I will still…”
“Pfft…” The middle-aged man finally couldn’t help laughing out. There’s a faint smile under his eyes and he looked at Xu Ziyan half-jokingly, “how are you going to take care of them?”
“Uh…” Xu Ziyan asked tentatively, “I will raise them and find a mate for them.”
The middle-aged man: …
Really…how basic this type of care is.
The middle-aged man smirked, “they are not human beings and have no obligations from parents. In case they want to mate, all they need to do is to grab them.”
Xu Ziyan: …what the hell. This uncle sounds so domineering and I have no ways to refute…
“Haha…I am not going to make fun of you anymore.” Seeing Xu Ziyan frowning in confusion, the middle-aged man said with a smile, “you don’t have to worry that I will die immediately. There is only one true dragon in this world, but there are many dragon souls. The one you killed was simply a ray of my divine consciousness and it wouldn’t cause much harm to my original body.”
Xu Ziyan: …So I was just sad for nothing…
The middle-aged man seemed to like seeing Xu Ziyan in embarrassment, and he stared at his face with great interest for a long time, until Xu Ziyan felt that the hairs on the back of his neck were about to stand up. Then, the middle-aged man said leisurely, “anyway, you meeting one of my heirs can be considered my destiny. Although I don’t have anything glamorous now, I am still obliged to give you something as a gift.”
“Uh…Senior, you don’t have to do this.” Xu Ziyan bowed his hands and said humbly.
“Well, isn’t this a custom of you human beings?” The middle-aged man waved his hand and said disdainfully, “my heirs will be with you for a long time. No matter which perspective it is, I still need to do my part as a father.”
Afterwards, the middle-aged man winked mischievously at Xu Ziyan.
Xu Ziyan was speechless and looked up at the sky, this senior dragon soul is really familiar with customs of human beings…
“Don’t worry, I won’t let your little lover come for nothing.” The middle-aged man smiled, “you will love the gift I am going to give you. I promise!”
Xu Ziyan suddenly had a bad feeling. He raised his hand and said, “senior…” Then, before he finished speaking, he saw the middle-aged man bursting into countless light spots.
Nearly a third of these light spots merged into his body, while the rest disappeared at some point.
“Hehe, if our destiny agrees, maybe you will see my original body, and then I will give you a big gift.” The middle-aged man returned to the white void with a chuckle and gradually disappeared.
Xu Ziyan felt like waking from a dream, looking at the light spots that merged into him, and he wasn’t sure if he should cry or laugh.
He knew that the ray of divine consciousness left by this senior dragon soul had completely disintegrated, while his gift really terrified him a bit.
What the senior dragon soul gave him was the cultivation base he had accumulated over thousands of years, and he’d shared at least one third of his power were with Xu Ziyan.
If all this power got integrated in his body, then he could totally become a Mahayana cultivator.
However, if he really dared to do that, then he’d instantly self-explode and die.
Those cultivation bases accumulated in his Dantian and they condensed into an alternative golden core. Greenie and Aurora took their younger brothers to continuously cross this golden core. Every time they did, they managed to grind a little powder from the top. Then, this powder would quietly melt into a trace of spiritual power and flow slowly towards Xu Ziyan’s own golden core which was golden pink.
To put it bluntly, the cultivation base left by the senior dragon soul could only be stored in his Dantian in this form, and Greenie and the others would use this method to gradually refine the cultivation base.
Greenie and the others repeated the action tirelessly, and the spiritual power exuding from the golden core had almost become a thread with spiritual power between the two golden cores.
Generally speaking, ordinary cultivators could only improve their strength by absorbing the spiritual energy around them when they were cultivating, but now Xu Ziyan could already do so all the time.
And the bigger his Dantian became, the more spiritual power he could absorb. Now, the thread with spiritual power connecting the two golden cores was very thin, but as his cultivation level improved, the thread would become even thicker. It would continue thickening until the cultivation base accumulated by the second golden core was completely absorbed.
In this way, his speed of cultivation would be much higher than the others. Other cultivators usually got slower along with their cultivation level, but it would be the opposite for Xu Ziyan. He might even be able to reach nascent soul from golden core very quickly.
Its value was far away from any kind of heaven and earth treasure, since nothing else could produce such an overwhelming effect. However, the senior dragon soul didn’t give such a nice gift to Wei Qing, who also had the blood of true dragon. Such a favor made Xu Ziyan shiver.
“Forget it, let’s take one step at a time.” Xu Ziyan sighed helplessly. He’d already accepted it and it’s not like he could return it. Although he had no idea why the senior favored him so much, he had to make his effort as well after accepting the benefit.
“Sigh…I reckon Snowball will have some troubles in the future.” Xu Ziyan lowered his head and muttered to himself.
Suddenly, the white space around Xu Ziyan had dissipated. Xu Zirong walked up to him elegantly. And when no one was around, he slightly kissed his brother’s cheek.
“Don’t mess around.” Xu Ziyan slapped him away. However, after doing so, he felt that something was wrong and he instantly turned his face back.
“This…what is this?” Xu Ziyan was dumbfounded as he saw a bright red blood dragon pattern on Xu Zirong’s right cheek.
The pattern was just below the corner of his eyes. Not only did it not damage Xu Zirong’s beauty, but it even added a bit of charm to him.
Xu Zirong always appeared as a cold beauty in the past, and with this new pattern, he instantly became the most attractive and enchanting demon.
Even at this moment, he still felt like his heart beating much faster after glancing at Xu Ziyan. He felt like dragging him to a corner and doing things to him. So, what would happen if Xu Zirong was outside alone?
Xu Ziyan felt uncomfortable all over his body!
Originally, the gorgeous face of Xu Zirong was attractive enough, and now with this newly added pattern, Xu Ziyan was sure that those who admired Xu Zirong in Xuan Yuan realm would want to die. He felt like looking up and laughing.
His thumb rubbed unconsciously on Xu Zirong’s blood dragon pattern, and his slightly calloused finger caused Xu Zirong to shudder.
Xu Ziyan hadn’t noticed that when he was complaining to God, the color of his lovely brother’s eyes was gradually changing, and he hadn’t noticed that on the reflection of those bright black pupils, there was also a blood dragon pattern on his cheek…
“Brother…” Xu Zirong suddenly spoke with his hoarse voice, and the hot breath from his mouth hit Xu Ziyan’s ears, which immediately aroused him.
He quickly returned to his senses, only to find that at some point, Xu Zirong had actually been attached to him, with one hand wrapping his waist, and the other forcing him to lower his head and touch his forehead.
Xu Ziyan: …
What the hell! How can this change at such a rhythm?!
Xu Zirong, calm down with your clinginess disease! We are still surrounded by a bunch of people here! And I’ve got no intentions to perform intimacy with you in public!
“Hehe, don’t worry, brother, I won’t let others see my brother’s skin…Every inch of my brother’s body belongs to me!” Xu Zirong probably sensed Xu Ziyan’s thought through their blood contract. He smiled lightly, biting Xu Ziyan’s earlobes flirtatiously and said in a low voice.
Xu Ziyan wrapped his neck with his hand, looked for his cheek and lips, and quickly kissed him.
Xu Ziyan thought that as a man coming from modern days, it really wasn’t his style to have no resistance when his younger brother from ancient times flirted him.
“Brother…” Xu Zirong’s voice became rougher, and a small flame seemed to ignite in his eyes.
Xu Ziyan nodded, then forcefully twisted his face to the side, “look, they are about to wake up.”
Xu Zirong: …
Since his desire was not being satisfied, Xu Zirong crouched in the corner with a dark cloud above his head, drawing circles.
Xu Ziyan raised the corners of his lips in satisfaction. He thought that he could very well make his brother behave if he’s not acting with his terrible clinginess.
After a while, everyone woke up.
They had a very obvious smile on their faces. It seemed that the remaining cultivation base of the senior dragon soul was enough to satisfy these people.