Chapter 100 Beyond**
The Blood Spider Mother came out of the Mirror of Sin, and the twins followed right behind. It was no surprise that his parents had the greatest impact on him. The woman in the mirror looked pale, her white clothes covered in blood. Her hair was messy, and her eyes were so fierce that she seemed to want to devour him.
“I felt something was wrong when I was pregnant with you. It turned out that the wicked sorcerer had cursed me. I really regretted keeping you. I should have died and taken you with me in the womb,” she said. Standing next to her was a serious and strict-looking male cultivator. He looked at her and became angry, but he clenched his teeth and simply muttered, “Beast!”
The twins had a serious expression on their faces, but their eyes showed a cunning that didn’t belong to their age. With a sly smile, one of them said, “You brought this upon yourselves. If you hadn’t tried to strangle me, I wouldn’t have had a reason to harm you.”
The woman in white stared at him for a long time and exclaimed sharply, “Did I try to kill you?! Hahaha, did I?!” She was filled with intense hatred, causing her teeth to chatter. “Ever since you were born, there was a bloody lump on your head, filled with evil energy. Your father and I just wanted to remove that lump! But instead, you bit and killed us. You wicked child! You’re nothing but a curse!” The male cultivator furrowed his brow and stepped forward to comfort the woman, placing his hand on her shoulder.
The twins stood in their place and suddenly burst into laughter. One of them softly said, “So, you weren’t trying to kill me?”
His voice was extremely odd—hoarse, deep, and with a mix of two different tones.
Suddenly, the boy’s head turned 180 degrees, exposing the large, ugly, and dark lump on the back of his head as he pushed aside his hair.
The couple were filled with fear and shock.
The lump’s surface was uneven, with faintly visible facial features, as if it belonged to another person. Speaking in a completely different tone, the tumor asked, “Mother and Father, are you trying to kill me?”
Unable to handle such a scare, the couple let out a loud scream, their bodies twisting and instantly turning into a wisp of green smoke in the air. The twins turned their heads back, allowing their thick hair to fall down and cover their fellow brother. The boy had a cold smile on his face, as if he found it amusing. “I had consciousness while I was inside your womb. I fought with all my might against it, and after finally killing it and absorbing its power, how could you try to cut it off? Only one can survive in a single birth. It’s your fault for insisting on carrying two.”
The boy patted the back of his head, moved forward, and ignored the various wailing and evil spirits in the Mirror of Sin. He said in a gloomy tone, “I never expected that by consuming his power entirely, it would end up becoming something that harmed me. Twins, born and bound to each other, wanting to drag me down with them. Well, it won’t be that easy.”
He walked straight through the Mirror of Sin. As the twins’ figure disappeared, the Mirror of Sin returned to its peaceful state.
Pei Jing observed the two individuals one after the other and grasped the situation.
When heading towards the inner city, it seemed like everyone had their own desires.
The Blood Spider Mother wished to regain her appearance and remove the poison, while the twins aimed to eliminate the lump on their heads.
Pei Jing asked with confusion, “Is there a deity living in the inner city who specializes in granting people’s wishes?”
Chu Junyu calmly said, “They are seeking the Demon Clan.”
Pei Jing murmured, “Then what are they offering in exchange for the Demon Clan?”
The young girl in the green dress didn’t rush them. She extended her hand towards the young cultivator and smiled, “Elder, please.”
The young cultivator remained expressionless and walked forward.
He killed his wife and abandoned his child, severing emotional ties in pursuit of enlightenment.
Inside the Mirror of Sin, only the souls of his wife and daughter remained.
He lingered the longest within the Mirror of Sin because his attachments were the deepest. He had almost been killed by his wife within the mirror. Finally, he repeated the scene from years ago, ᴄʟᴇᴀᴠɪɴɢ ʜɪꜱ ᴡɪꜰᴇ’ꜱ ᴡᴀɪꜱᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴜꜰꜰᴏᴄᴀᴛɪɴɢ ʜɪꜱ ᴅᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜɪꜱ ʜᴀɴᴅꜱ before stumbling to his feet.
He still bore no expression, wiping the blood from his face with his hand, barely clinging to life as he walked out.
The young girl in the green dress said, “I didn’t expect him to harbor even a trace of guilt towards his wife. Even the tiniest amount would have been enough to kill him within this Mirror of Sin.” Her surprise quickly faded, and she turned to Pei Jing and asked with a smile, “Which one of you goes first?” Pei Jing instinctively looked at Chu Junyu, but Chu Junyu placed a hand on his shoulder and instructed calmly, “You go first.”
Pei Jing scratched his head and replied, “Sure.”
In truth, he still wanted to see Chu Junyu’s Mirror of Sin. However, he had a lingering feeling that Chu Junyu’s mirror would be completely blank.
Upon reflection, it made sense that someone like Chu Junyu wouldn’t harbor feelings of guilt.
Pei Jing took a step forward. The mirror shimmered with a silver-white light. As he entered, it felt like passing through a water curtain, as if entering another world. After a moment of hesitation, Pei Jing ventured into the Mirror of Sin entirely.
However, what awaited him was completely different from the other three.
He didn’t see anyone. His vision gradually cleared, revealing a vast, white path enveloped in dense, suffocating mist.
Pei Jing froze within the mirror. He felt as though someone was standing ahead of him.
The figure ahead blended into the mist, emanating a gentle, serene, yet distant aura. Their voice carried a tenderness that penetrated one’s heart. “Pei Yuzhi, I finally meet you.”
Pei Jing raised his head in a daze. Above the three tiers of jade-white stone steps, clouds and mist outlined her figure, shrouded in an indiscernible veil. However, Pei Jing no longer needed to see the truth.
The Transient Jade Lotus trembled slightly as the dormant creature within the soil awakened once more.
The world fell silent—wind, clouds, and dust all held their breath.
Sun and moon coexisted, casting their intertwined light upon her fingertips.
Pei Jing murmured softly, “…It’s you.”
Outside the mirror.
With a wave of his hand, Chu Junyu conjured a swarm of black butterflies that encircled the neck of the girl in green dress.
His silvery hair contrasted with his blood-red eyes, giving him an abyssal allure as he smirked, his smile ambiguous. “Are you the fourth one?”
His imposing presence caused the girl’s smile to stiffen. Her pure, untainted eyes revealed her true nature, filled with a serpentine disgust. Instantly, her body transformed into water, her head melting, and her form dissolving, escaping from the devouring grasp of the black butterflies.
With blood staining her lips, she stood before the Mirror of Sin, laughing madly and triumphantly. “I never expected that by randomly luring a group of prey, I would come across you— but now that I have, it’s even better. I still haven’t settled the score from back then.”
Pausing briefly, the girl sighed, her tone playfully mischievous. “Guess what I’ve prepared for your beloved.”
Chu Junyu glanced into the mirror, witnessing the vivid experiences of the previous individuals.
However, at this moment, as Pei Jing entered, the Mirror of Sin turned blurry and indistinct.
Observing his expression, the green-clad girl burst into uproarious laughter. “Hahaha! It’s the ladder that defies the realm of reincarnation—the ladder that granted me a new life. And now, I shall grant it—” Her enunciated words were as sharp as iron, icy and resolute. “—to him, for a renewed existence!”
Chu Junyu narrowed his eyes. “Are you seeking death?”
The girl’s face started to age, wrinkles forming on her once youthful face, and her hair turning gray inch by inch. Filled with hatred, her voice quivered. “When you invaded my Tianyan City and seized the position of City Lord, banishing me to the Sea of Reincarnation, you never anticipated that I would return one day, did you?” In an instant, the poised young girl transformed into an elderly woman with snow-white hair, her green-colored dress becoming a mass of viscous green substance, clinging to her hands.
The former City Lord of Tianyan laughed triumphantly, “Heaven will not let me die! Hahaha! From the beginning to the end, it is you whom the Heavenly Dao wants to kill!”
A mocking smirk curved Chu Junyu’s lips. “How coincidental, the one I want to kill is also the Heavenly Dao.”
Dust scattered beneath his feet as a swarm of bloodthirsty black butterflies materialized in the air, densely attacking the woman.
Chu Junyu’s voice carried an indifferent tone. “Do you think I haven’t recognized you? I refrained from acting due to his presence, nothing more. By sealing him within the void, you’ve given me the perfect opportunity to kill you.”
The former City Lord attempted to resist, but her abilities seemed insignificant in the face of this man. Her flesh tore as she screamed in anger, “If you kill me, your beloved will perish alongside me!”
Chu Junyu laughed. “You think you can snatch his life from my hands?” Even a hint of mocking contempt was absent from his tone.
Deep shock flickered in the eyes of the former City Lord. She believed that by harnessing the power of the heavens and undergoing a rebirth, she could erase her past shame. However, in the end, she proved to be no match for him. She formed a green shield using her cultivation, but her spirit was torn apart, causing excruciating pain. However, she managed to utter fragmented words. “I almost died in the Sea of Reincarnation. Before my death, a divine light descended, revealing the Heavenly Ladder. It was the Heavenly Dao who saved me, granting me eternal life. I am immortal. I cannot die.”
Chu Junyu said, “Zhang Qingshu, the Queen Mother of the West, Qin Qianhuan, and now you. Each one more useless than the last.”
The former City Lord of Tianyan widened her eyes.
She stared at him intensely, bloodshot eyes fixated on his figure.
A thought slowly took shape in her mind.
Chu Junyu appeared distant as he spoke, “Obtaining eternal life amidst intense resentment, mimicking my past, self-proclaimed as the Judicators. Are you worthy?”
The City Lord of Tianyan trembled.
Chu Junyu continued, “By judging me, what does she want to convey? That hatred is unnecessary, or that the power brought by hatred is not formidable? Will there come a day when she, like all of you, dies by her own hand?”
The silver-haired youth chuckled lightly. “How ironic. How could you possibly be my past selves?”
The swarm of black butterflies surged forward, shattering the former City Lord’s defensive barrier of cultivation, causing her to scream in agony.
“The hell I have walked through is of my own making. That is our greatest difference.”
The former City Lord of Tianyan widened her eyes, almost on the verge of splitting open.
She never expected such an outcome.
She believed that Chu Junyu hadn’t recognized her! She eagerly awaited their deaths together within the Mirror of Sin, a result of her interference!
The former City Lord’s voice strained as she gripped her throat, her fingers reduced to white bones stained with crimson blood. As a Nascent Soul cultivator at the pinnacle, driven by extreme anger, she self-detonated her Nascent Soul, ruthlessly obliterating one of the black butterflies. In that moment of the butterfly’s destruction, her expression suddenly became serene.
“Can you kill me?” Her voice was soft and low. “I didn’t even know I was a Judicator, but you did. You are the one opposed by the Heavenly Dao, capable of killing me because you exist beyond **. You are an outsider, so when you truly sever all attachments and affections to this mortal realm, you gain such terrifying power.”
She kept repeating these words, then suddenly lifted her head and burst into manic laughter!
Her expression was filled with deep-seated hatred, her eyes wild and desperate. This was the best news she had ever heard.
As a cultivator at the Half-Step Nascent Soul, she had long established a connection with the heavens and earth. She had founded Tianyan City because she found humanity despicable and weak, and all worldly desires were wicked and repulsive.
“Beyond **, beyond **.”
She laughed mockingly. “It is intriguing when an emotionless person develops feelings, and when someone born out of hatred understands love. You have formed the deepest bond with this world. Are you still an outsider? Are you still beyond **?”
Disheveled and in a state of disarray, her figure blurred and bloodied, she shouted with a hoarse voice, “Hahaha! I’ll be waiting for you, Chu Junyu! I’ll be waiting for your death!”
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