Chapter 66: There Is Always a Teacher Among a Group of Three
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The person who had arrived was none other than the eldest senior brother of the Profound Yellow Sect, Shen Zhiwen!
“Senior… Qin Jue.”
Shen Zhiwen originally wanted to call him ‘brother’, but after thinking about it, he didn’t think it was appropriate since the other party was an existence that could kill a Legendary Stage expert in an instant. Therefore, he hurriedly changed the way he addressed him to ‘senior’.
In fact, with Shen Zhiwen’s cultivation, he could have directly flown over, but he was afraid of angering Qin Jue, so he chose to go through the front door.
Hearing this, Qin Jue immediately sensed that something was wrong. This fellow actually called him Senior. Could it be that he had discovered something?
It was only at this moment that Qin Jue remembered that it was Shen Zhiwen who yelled at him to run the other direction on the day of the battle.
Qin Jue suddenly coughed twice.
Seeing this, Zhang Jichen immediately retreated tactfully.
Qin Jue casually set up a barrier to prevent disturbing the girl. Then he said with a faint smile, “Didn’t you go to kill the alien races?”
“Um… Senior, you must be joking. With my strength, I would just be a bystander.”
Shen Zhiwen said awkwardly.
“Why are you here?”
Qin Jue lowered his eyes and took a sip of wine.
“Thank you, Senior, for saving the Southern Land.”
“Oh, how did you know it was me?”
Qin Jue didn’t refute, nor did he need to.
Shen Zhiwen heaved a sigh of relief. He had guessed correctly.
“I fell here that day and realized that the wound on my chest was gone after I left. Also… when Senior killed the Great Void Dragon, I was standing right behind.”
After pondering for a moment, Shen Zhiwen answered truthfully.
Qin Jue pondered. When he was treating Shen Zhiwen’s injuries, he didn’t realize that he was already injured. In addition, since Shen Zhiwen had seen Qin Jue’s back on the battlefield, it wasn’t weird for Shen Zhiwen to be suspicious.
“I didn’t tell anyone about this, and I definitely won’t tell anyone. Senior, don’t worry,” Shen Zhiwen added after some deliberation.
“Hehe, so I still have to thank you?”
“You didn’t come here to talk about this, did you?”
Qin Jue couldn’t be bothered to waste his breath and simply went straight to the point.
After hesitating for a long time, Shen Zhiwen gritted his teeth and said, “I want Senior to become my master!”
Since Qin Jue was able to instantly kill the Great Void Dragon, Shen Zhiwen knew that he must be an existence that had at least surpassed the Legendary Stage or even the Saint Stage. If Qin Jue could become his master, he would definitely be able to improve further.
I guess this was going to happen eventually…
Does this guy want to become a legend?
“Don’t you already have a master?”
Taking a deep breath, Qin Jue was rather helpless.
“My master said that one may have multiple masters. As long as you respect every master, it’s fine.”
Shen Zhiwen said seriously.
It seemed that Shen Zhiwen’s master was quite open-minded.
“After this war, I feel that I’m too weak and useless. I can only watch as my fellow disciples around me die, but there’s nothing I can do. Senior, I want to become stronger!”
Shen Zhiwen’s words were powerful and firm. Just like in his battle, he had an imposing aura.
Qin Jue was speechless. What has it got to do with me?
“I don’t accept disciples. You can leave.”
Qin Jue said bluntly.
Without waiting for Shen Zhiwen to speak, Qin Jue continued, “Your master is right. You can have multiple masters. But did your master ever tell you that if you want to become stronger, you have to rely on yourself?”
Shen Zhiwen was stunned and revealed a blank expression.
“Even if I take you as my disciple, can you immediately become stronger and become omnipotent? If you encounter a similar situation, you will still only be able to watch your fellow disciples die.”
As soon as these words were spoken, Shen Zhiwen was even more at a loss. Yes, so what if Qin Jue accepted him as his disciple? Could he then directly break through the Heaven Stage and leap to the peak of the Spirit Central World?
As the saying went, even when a master led the way, the cultivator would still have to rely on himself. Cultivation was one’s own business, not the master’s. Even if Shen Zhiwen changed a master, his situation would still not change. At most, he would just change his cultivation technique.
Qin Jue continued to speak frankly and confidently. “As the saying goes, there is always a teacher among a group of three. This means that everyone around you has things to teach you in certain aspects, but it doesn’t mean that every time you see an even more powerful existence, you have to make him your master. Only by persisting in your own path can you become a true expert.”
“As the saying goes,there is always a teacher among a group of three… Only by persisting on my own path can I become a true expert…”
Shen Zhiwen kept repeating this sentence and fell into deep thought.
Because of his master’s influence, Shen Zhiwen had always been cultivating very hard. He wanted to be like his master and turn into an existence that could protect the Southern Land. In fact, in order to become stronger, he was even willing to leave the Profound Yellow Sect and give up his vast cultivation resources to train outside.
But now, he suddenly had a new insight.
The cultivation technique his master imparted to him was undoubtedly the most suitable for him. So why would he bother getting a new master?
In reality, however, Qin Jue was just speaking mindlessly. He just wanted to find a reason to refuse Shen Zhiwen, but he didn’t expect that Shen Zhiwen to actually reveal a thoughtful expression.
Perhaps this was his charm. He could make one ponder despite which world he was in.
After an unknown period of time, Shen Zhiwen suddenly closed his eyes and slowly let out a turbid breath. When he opened his eyes again, he was no longer confused.
“Thank you for your guidance, Senior. I understand!”
Shen Zhiwen cupped his fists and said respectfully.
What did you understand?
“The reason why Senior is so powerful is also because you have always persisted on your own path. You have to endure the boredom of cultivation and bear all the hardships alone. Junior will definitely learn from Senior and work hard in cultivation until I become a peerless expert!”
Qin Jue was somewhat dumbfounded. He didn’t expect that Shen Zhiwen would actually come up with so many insights in his head when he himself had gotten stronger without much effort.
“Well, it’s good that you understand.”
After calming down, Qin Jue pretended to be profound and said, “In that case, go cultivate well. Also, don’t come looking for me again, or I’ll erase your intelligence and turn you into an idiot.”
Shen Zhiwen couldn’t help but shudder when he heard this. He hurriedly said, “Senior, don’t worry. As long as nothing major happens, I definitely won’t trouble you.”
“Not even if it’s something major.”
Qin Jue said coldly.
If it weren’t for the fact that this guy was quite interesting, Qin Jue would have turned him into an idiot long ago.
Shen Zhiwen didn’t dare to disobey and could only carefully nod before hurriedly leaving. What if Qin Jue suddenly felt sour and decided to turn him into an idiot?
Although Shen Zhiwen’s personality was very upright, it didn’t mean that he was really an idiot. How could he not understand the meaning of Qin Jue’s words? Therefore, he decided that he would never come to this place again!
After Shen Zhiwen left, the cliff regained its calm. Qin Jue removed the barrier and lay on the lawn, muttering to himself, “I didn’t expect to have my identity exposed by a disciple of the Profound Yellow Sect. What a failure.”
Qin Jue wasn’t worried about his strength being exposed. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have killed all the experts of the Purple Spirit Race and the few fiend beasts in front of Tian Jizi and the others. He just didn’t want to be disturbed by outsiders. As long as Shen Zhiwen didn’t disturb him, he wouldn’t do anything to Shen Zhiwen.