96 Purple Rank Beast Core
After cultivating with a few disciples, he visited the place Chun Hua used to work. It hadn't even been a week yet, but he was already missing her.
Xiao Fang stood outside of the library to reminisce the times he would visit her in the morning. She'd always welcome him in with a warm smile, and comfortably talk with him about anything.
'I didn't realize how much she meant to me until she was gone. I suppose it won't be forever, but I can't stop thinking about her,' Xiao Fang thought.
Since she was no longer here, he assumed the doors would be locked, but he was surprised to find that they were open.
After opening the door, he immediately found Xun Wei reading inside.
'So, this is where you've been hiding,' he thought.
He sat across from her as she silently read her book, and that's when he noticed the vertical scar going down her left eye.
Hearing his voice, she looked up at the man sitting across from her. The moment she saw Xiao Fang, her eyes lit up.
"Xiao Fang, you're back!"
She climbed the table to give him a hug, then while sitting on his lap, she pulled away to give him a kiss.
"Xun Wei, were you hurt?"
He said, referring to her left eye.
"I'm alright. It's just a scratch. How does it look?" She asked as she cutely moved her hair back behind her ear.
"Your eye? It looks good, and it reminds me of home, but you should try to take care of you're appearance. You'll make Chun Hua and I worry if you come home one day with a bunch of scars."
She smiled from his compliment, and took his words into consideration.
"I'll be more careful from now on."
Xun Wei then explained the events leading to the scar. At the end, she took out her purple beast core.
"You weren't kidding. It really is purple," Xiao Fang said with a bit of shock in his tone.
"From that response, I take it that you've never seen something like this before," Xun Wei said.
"I haven't, but I think we might know someone that has."
Li Lian was still cultivating on the guest bed upstairs, and Xiao Hei was resting on the main bed in her felion form.
Xiao Hei was nearly 2 meter long. Seeing that, Xun Wei became shocked.
'Doesn't that mean she got even stronger? Then that means Xiao Fang also...' Xun Wei thought.
Seeing them arrive, Xiao Hei transformed into her human form then jumped off the bed. She was still under 5 feet tall and incredibly cute, but since entering the Profound Body realm she had a much more imposing air.
"Xiao Hei, were you really asleep all this time?" Xiao Fang asked skeptically.
"Hmph, what else can I do. Li Lian is busy cultivating so I have no one to play with..."
Xiao Hei paused when she noticed Xun Wei standing next to Xiao Fang.
Xun Wei still looked at her as condescendingly as usual, but as soon as Xiao Hei mischievously looked down at her breasts, Xun Wei lost her composure.
"I see you found Xun Wei." Xiao Hei said as the corners of her lips curled up into a grin.
"D-Don't try it you little demon, or else," Xun Wei threatened her unconvincingly.
Xun Wei stepped behind Xiao Fang while covering her breast in retreat. If Xiao Hei really got stronger, it will be impossible to fight against her wandering hands.
Naturally, nothing escaped Xiao Fang's eyes and ears.
"Xiao Hei, I told you before to leave Xun Wei alone. If she doesn't want to play with you, then you should respect her personal space."
"I wasn't going to do anything, I was only teasing her."
Xiao Fang squinted briefly at Xiao Hei because he felt more than a tease from her earlier stare. There was certainly intent behind it, but Xiao Fang didn't want to pursue this matter.
"Whatever, there's something else I want to ask you about."
He showed her the purple stone, and the look of astonishment appeared in Xiao Hei's eyes.
"Purple rank! I can't believe you actually got your hands on a purple rank beast core."
Seeing the look of confusion on their faces, Xiao Hei explained.
There was only a one in a 10,000 chance that a human could be born with a special body. Similarly with humans, beasts can also have a special body, but they are separated into 5 ranks.
The ranking for rarity is as follows:
White, Blue, Purple, Red, Gold.
Corresponding names are:
Ordinary, Saint, Demon, Legendary, Celestial.
Ordinary beast cores are used for spirit cultivating or to make weapons. However, if rare beast cores above the ordinary rank are cultivated and absorbed there is a chance that it could provide cultivators with a special ability.
"So, that's how it is. It seems you really had a fortunate encounter, Xun Wei," Xiao Fang congratulated her.
Xun Wei had a complicated expression on her face. After a brief pause, she suddenly extended her hand as if to give the purple rank beast core to Xiao Fang.
"Xun Wei, what are you-"
"You've given me so much, but I haven't been able to give you anything in return. I know this isn't enough, but I hope you can accept my gratitude."
Xiao Fang looked at her with a gentle gaze then lightly pushed her hands back to her.
"Xun Wei, do you remember why I didn't tell Li Lian how much that Spirit Attribute cost?"
"Because you didn't want her to think that she owed you anything."
"Exactly. You are also my woman, if I give you something, then I naturally wouldn't want anything in return."
"Xiao Fang, I'll feel guilty if you don't accept this gift. Please take it."
"I already made up my mind, right now you need this more than I do."
Despite only knowing him for a year, she knew once he made up his mind, it was impossible to make him change it.
"Hmph, you're too stubborn. Don't regret it after I surpass you," Xun Wei finally smiled.
"Hahaha, good luck with that."
Although his words were arrogant, she knew he must've already reached a much higher cultivation since Xiao Hei's felion form had already gotten so big.
In the middle of their house, there was a large open roofless space full of grass, flowers, a bench, and a small tree.
Sitting in the center of it, Xun Wei found a spot under the tree then started absorbing the purple beast core under Xiao Hei's supervision.
As soon as she started, there was already such an enormous change taking place in her dantian.
Seeing her like this, Xiao Fang nodded to himself in approval then found a spot on the grass to start cultivating himself.
Since he absorbed the mysterious qi from the corpse of the people he's killed, he still hadn't used it to start cultivating the Death Reaper's method yet.
Xiao Fang crossed his legs then started cultivating the Death Reaper method.
'Still as miserably slow as usual,' Xiao Fang frowned.
However, the moment he tapped into the mysterious qi in his dantian, he felt his comprehension and cultivation start to rise like never before.
He almost instantly made a breakthrough, but he didn't break his concentration.
Within the next few hours, Xiao Fang had used up all of the qi he gained from those corpses.
When he checked his cultivation now, his Death Reaper method was no longer in the 3rd stage of the foundation realm, but had broken through to the 8th stage!
5 successive breakthroughs in such a short period of time and he could feel that he was close to making another breakthrough too. It was unbelievable.
Xiao Fang assumed it was because the cultivation of the people he killed were so high, that's why he was able to make so many breakthroughs in such a short period of time.
It's not everyday that Xiao Fang met a Profound or Spirit Core realm cultivator, even less that he deemed necessary to kill.
As fast as his breakthrough are, he'll need to hold off from cultivating this technique for the time being. However, he couldn't wait forever, or else his curse will devour him whole if he doesn't breakthrough to the next realm in time.
Xiao Fang got up and looked to his left.
'It seems Xun Wei still isn't done.'
Since there was no one to talk to, he went back to work. With a sect full of women, his attendance was expected elsewhere.