On the peak of the First Summit.
A middle-aged man stood in a pavilion. Beside him stood a young man.
His cultivation level was unfathomable, as if he had already seen the gate to immortality.
“Why haven’t I seen Gu Qi lately?”
Feng Yixiao’s voice was laced with dignity.
Among the new disciples in the past 200 years, Gu Qi was the most talented.
He naturally cared about him.
In the past, he could still be seen challenging his senior brothers and sisters.
But in the past few months, there had been no sound from him at all.
“Master doesn’t know, but Junior Brother has been at the Peaceful Void Lake for three months and has yet to appear,” Lin An replied respectfully.
Feng Yixiao was surprised.
Three months in the Peaceful Void Lake was not an ordinary matter.
Among the current generation of disciples, there was basically no one who could achieve this.
“I’ll make a trip down.”
With that, Feng Yixiao disappeared on the spot and headed towards the Peaceful Void Lake.
At this moment, there were many people near the Peaceful Void Lake.
“It’s been three months. I’ve been waiting here for three months, but the disciple of the Ninth Summit still hasn’t appeared.
If I didn’t know that nobody would die in the Peaceful Void Lake, I would have suspected that he’s already dead inside.”
“However, I also realized that the senior brother from the First Summit hasn’t come out yet.”
“Could they be competing amongst themselves?”
“Surely not, right? That junior brother from the Ninth Summit doesn’t have the capability.”
“What do you mean he doesn’t have the capability? Did you not see that he has been inside for three months?
If he doesn’t have the capability, then do you have it?”
“I have to admit that it’s not a coincidence that this junior brother can stay in the Ninth Summit.
Although his talent was average and his cultivation depended on resources, his temperament is not ordinary.”
“I really want to see what’s going on inside. It’s been three months.”
The Ancient Wine Daoist said nothing. He only continued to drink.
However, when he placed the wine near his mouth, he suddenly paused.
A gust of wind blew outside the straw hut, followed by the sound of waves.
“Waves are forming?”
The Ancient Wine Daoist was taken aback.
Only those who were currently breaking through the limits of their mental state in the Peaceful Void Lake could cause the lake water to surge.
It was a refinement of one’s mental state.
A moment later, the Ancient Wine Daoist sighed.
“What a pity. If only he had enough talent…”
Then, the Ancient Wine Daoist shook his head. He was not his disciple, so he had nothing to worry about.
“Listen, there’s a sound.”
At this moment, all of them looked behind the straw hut.
They did hear some sounds.
“It’s the sound of the waves. Are there waves forming?”
“That’s impossible, right? I remember that that only happens if someone is trying to break through to the next level, right? Is it that senior brother from the First Summit?”
“It has to be. That senior brother from the First Summit hasn’t come out in so long. He must have had a breakthrough.”
“Why can’t it be the junior brother of the Ninth Summit?”
“This is the first time he’s entered. How can he have a breakthrough? Only by entering more times will there be a chance of a breakthrough.
Because only then will you know what your limits are.
Furthermore, the senior brother of the First Summit has never exceeded a month in the past. Now, it’s been three months. Isn’t this a sign of a breakthrough?”
Gu Qi looked ahead in a daze. He did not know if it was an illusion, but he saw it.
A bright and dazzling light.
Even though he didn’t see the other party, he knew.
That junior brother appeared covered in light.
He was incomparably dazzling.
He had broken through his own limits.
“How is this possible?”
Gu Qi knelt on the water.
He felt powerless.
He had chased after him with all his might. In the beginning, he could see the other party’s figure, but later on, he could only see him vaguely.
In the end, he could no longer see where he was.
He could not keep up with his opponent’s pace.
He was left far behind.
Now, the other party had already surpassed himself.
It was not something he could compare to either.
“I’ve been defeated. I’ve been completely defeated.”
He had competed with all his might and pride.
But he couldn’t win against the other party.
“Who is he?”
Gu Qi opened his eyes and looked ahead. If possible, he wanted to challenge the other party in the future.
The waves rose.
Gu Qi looked at the light in front of him as it was slowly drowned out by the waves.
He could not go any further.
In the end, he was completely drowned out by the waves.
Jiang Lan took a deep breath.
Then, he stood steadily on the water.
Previously, he had taken the final step. He felt as if he had been swallowed into the abyss.
All kinds of distracting thoughts were running through his mind.
His heart was racing, and he felt like he could enter an endless abyss at any moment.
He wanted to break free, but he could not.
He knew that he would definitely fall into the lake.
In the end, he gave up struggling and followed the stream.
He wanted to see what was down there.
He wanted to see what was pulling him down.
To his surprise, when he went down…
What he saw was water that was so clear that he could see the bottom of the lake, and he could see his own reflection.
At that moment, he woke up.
He stood on the quiet lake and looked at the reflection.
At this moment, his reflection was no longer there.
The thoughts in his heart seemed to have disappeared.
In the end, he stopped walking.
It was enough to walk till here.
If he continued forward, he would definitely fall into the lake.
Just as he was about to retreat, an array of light appeared beneath his feet.
In the blink of an eye, he appeared by the side of the lake.
The Peaceful Void Lake had sent him back.
There was another person standing by the lake.
It was the senior brother from the First Summit.
“Greetings, Senior Brother.” Jiang Lan lowered his head and greeted.
Gu Qi’s body was wet due to the lake water, and he looked like he was in a sorry state.
However, he also bowed back politely.
“Junior Brother, you’re really impressive.”
If he could afford to fight, he could afford to lose.
He was utterly convinced by his loss.