Chapter 3: A Fire Falling From the Heavens(1)
A thin horse marched slowly on the trail at a serene and dark night, and its hoofs clattered on the ground to a slow and gentle rhythm.
Looking up at the sky, exhausted Ye Chen lied on the horseback.
He had been lying on the horseback since he left Zhengyang Sect, and had no idea about where to go. As an orphan, he was reared in the sect and had no hint of his parents or any family members.
Ye Chen had regarded Zhengyang Sect as his home, and senior and junior brothers his families.
But now he was driven out from the sect. Homeless and lonely, Ye Chen curled up his body.
He murmured, “Where is my home?” His voice could be heard clearly at this dark and lonely night. Tired Ye Chen nearly fell asleep unconsciously with a pair of hazy eyes.
Unexpectedly, the instant he almost closed his eyes, a bright star fell from the dark sky and dazzled.
Ye Chen sat up abruptly with eyes wide-opened.
Ye stared at the night sky, with his eyes rolling as the star fell. The golden star was so shiny, as if it absorbed the brightness of millions of stars and passed through the ancient times. Its warm golden ray lightened the skyline.
“Star fell?” Ye Chen gazed at the splendid arc in surprise.
A thunder pierced the dome. He could even see the continuous lightening. Thunder panicked the thin horse. It reared back and neighed. Ye Chen dropped from the horseback as a result.
Star fell, and even the earth shattered.
With the heat rolling towards him, Ye Chen stood up, felt the high temperature in the space, and saw the trees withering at a fast rate.
“Star fell, what a historic spectacle it is!”
Ye Chen stepped on the scorched earth as the hot waves approached him.
When coming closer to the star, he found it not a fallen star but a bunch of palm-sized golden flame.
“True fire?” Dreamy Ye Chen was astonished, and he never expected the star to be a flame.
The golden lights vanished soon, and the true fire remained there lonely as a candle light. As lonely as a homeless child, the flame flickered. Ye Chen could not feel any warmth from it.
“You are homeless either?” He shared the same destiny with the flame, and was unbearable to restrain himself extending his palm and touching the flame gently.
The flame seemed to be spiritual and jumped into Ye Chen’s palm, amusing itself like an innocent child.
“How interesting it is!”
Ye could not help stretching his fingers and pointing at the flame, and it turned into a beam of golden light and burst into his body.
“You…” It was too late for Ye Chen to react.
The seemingly naughty fire circled in Ye Chen’s body and entered into his broken elixir field.
Feeling the warmth from his belly soon, Ye Chen hurried to inspect his body.
He saw an amazing scene that his broken elixir field healed itself thanks to the true fire, with warmth flowing to the whole body. Ye Chen felt like bathing in scorching sunlight in chilling winter.
“What is up?” Ye opened his mouth.
The true fire did not finish its trip yet.
It jumped up and down in Ye Chen’s elixir field. Sensing his narrow elixir, the flame enlarged rapidly, emitted golden lights, turned into a golden sea of fire and expanded the elixir field.
Holding his lower abdomen, Ye Chen felt the pain spreading from his belly to entire body, screamed and hit the ground immediately.
That sound meant the healed elixir field burst again due to the true fire. Inside the field, everywhere was white. The heavens and the earth came into being in Ye Chen’s elixir field, whose upper space was misty and lower space glowed in golden light.
Until then, the true fire stopped and floated as though it hung around in its new home.
It behaved as if nothing had happened. But Ye Chen was out of condition.
He lay on the ground with face down, panting and sweating all his body. Because of the intense pain, Ye’s blue veins bulged in his forehead, eyes were bloodshot, and even his face distorted.
Nobody knew how long it passed. Afterwards, the sharp pain dispersed gradually, a sense of warmth spread to the whole body, and Ye Chen revitalized.