Chapter 133: Chapter 133 – Trajectory of Previous Life
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
“He…” hearing Chen Heng’s words, the man shook his head, “it was just a coincidence.
“Decades ago, I was running out of lifespan so I started to search for someone to inherit my legacy.”
He suddenly sighed and said, “It’s just that finding someone within the bounds of fate is easy, but finding someone who has escaped from fate is difficult to find.
“I searched for many years and went to many places but could not find one. It was at that time that the Liunan Prince happened to be born.”
Listening to there, Chen Heng frowned and wanted to say something, but he remained silent as he waited for the man to continue to speak.
“The Liunan Prince was not a natural variable,” the man continued to speak, making Chen Heng feel quite surprised, “I could tell at a glance that his fate was quite difficult; even though he was of noble birth, his entire life would be filled with trials and tribulations, so I decided to help him.”
The man lightly spoke, and it was difficult to tell what his expression was under the mask, “I used some methods to change aspects of his fate, hoping that this would be able to change his overall fate and create a man-made variable.
“This was just an experiment and a last resort. After he reached here, I would leave him my legacy. As for how things turned out in the future, that would be up to him. However, I never thought…”
Speaking to there, he chuckled, “When I was alive, I wasn’t able to meet someone whose fate was not predetermined, but I met one after I died.”
Hearing this, Chen Heng felt quite stunned.
What this person had said was different than what he had imagined.
He had thought that that person had set his eyes on Song Qi because he had gone back in time and that Song Qi was also someone like him.
However, it turned out that it was the opposite.
Rather, it was this person who had first taken notice of Song Qi and brought his future self back, changing his fate.
The chain of causation was completely reversed.
Chen Heng sucked in a breath of cold air, not knowing what to say.
To his current self, fate and all those other things were too far away.
However, he was certain of one thing: The person in front of him was an extremely powerful cultivator, or else he would not be able to do such a thing.
He just wondered just what the condition of this person was.
From what that person had said, he was already dead. However, he did not look dead to Chen Heng.
“So what do you want me to do?”
In the end, Chen Heng sighed and decided to stop putting up an act as he said, “Since I’ve reached here, it’s up to you what to do with me. Are you going to keep me here or let me leave?”
Looking at Chen Heng like this, the man seemed a bit surprised, and he had never thought that Chen Heng would still be so calm under such circumstances.
“Not bad, not bad.”
Looking at Chen Heng, he laughed and said, “Even though my legacy is good, if it fell into the hands of someone useless, it would not be of much use.
“In order to avoid this, I fused the Liunan Prince’s future memories and experiences into his body, causing his weak personality to change.
“However, I do not have such worries about you. Good, truly good.”
He laughed, seeming quite happy, “You are indeed the best choice.”
Looking at him like this, Chen Heng opened his mouth, about to ask something.
However, in the next moment, he was stunned.
Ahead, motes of golden fire were burning.
On the altar, the white-haired man’s body was covered with flames, making him look like a flame.
In the next moment, his body suddenly scattered, turning into small runes that floated in the air.
The runes flashed, seeming to contain a mysterious and unique power.
Before Chen Heng could react, these runes rushed towards him and covered him.
Following this, massive amounts of information appeared in his mind, and Chen Heng seemed to see various scenes.
It was as if he had fallen asleep and had a long dream.
In the dream, he was a member of the Great Qi’s Chen family, called Chen Yu.
Chen Yu was talented since he was young, and even though he came from the branch family, he quickly rose up in the Chen family and became one of the most outstanding members of the younger generation.
Following this, he was called to the palace and became the Liunan Prince’s guard to send him to another Kingdom to be a hostage.
The memories were essentially the same as what this body’s memories were.
However, soon, the memories diverged.
In a chaotic battle in the plains, the Northern Nine Bandits attacked the Liunan Prince’s carriage procession.
The Liunan Prince was captured, and Chen Yu was unable to defeat the Northern Nine Bandits but was fortunate enough to escape.
After escaping, he returned to Great Qi with heavy injuries.
Because the Liunan Prince had been captured and he had failed at his task, the King of Qi was infuriated and demoted him to a peasant. If it wasn’t for the Chen family, he might have been killed on the spot.
Following this, under the Chen family’s protection, he secluded himself from the rest of the world and focused on cultivating.
Many years later, when exploring, he came across a historical remnant, received a legacy, and became a cultivator.
He remained in the historical remnant and only came out after many years.
By the time he had come out, the world had changed.
In just a few years, Great Qi had perished to an enemy Kingdom, and the Chen family had gone into decline.
After Chen Yu left, he destroyed an army of 10,000 soldiers and relocated the entire Chen family away from the original Great Qi.
He led the Chen family to recover and peacefully cultivated, not concerning himself with the things of the world.
Only after many years, when he had heard that Song Qi had escaped from the Northern Nine Bandits, did he once again go out.
By then, he had become an Enlightened Master.
In order to make up for his failings in the past, he destroyed the Northern Nine Bandits and brought Song Qi away. He then passed his Feather Scripture, which he wrote himself, to him and taught him to cultivate in order to make it up to Song Qi.
The scenes continuously played in Chen Heng’s mind, making it feel as if he had gone through an entire life.
When Chen Heng came back to his senses, he stumbled backwards a few steps.
Looking at the familiar altar, a look of shock appeared in his eyes.
It was still the same place as before, but he felt that it was very different.
In just a few breaths of time, it felt as if he had lived an entire life based on how this body’s life should have gone.
It was only after he died did he wake up again.
From how it felt, those experiences felt incredibly real.
Were those the original experiences of this body? Chen Heng thought to himself.
If Song Qi had not gone back in time and he had not come here, then things would have gone according to what had happened in the dream.
Thinking back to what he had just experienced, he could not help but sigh.
Just then, it was as if he had really gone through a lifetime as Chen Yu. Whether they were the emotions or cultivation experiences, they were all completely realistic.
Moreover, he had retained all of those memories after he had woken up.
This was equivalent to really living as Chen Yu for an entire lifetime.