683 Another Connate Being
Leaving the Earth.
This idea had already been in Chen Fan's mind since he was reborn, but he had never talked about it.
He had only told Fang Qiong, Wang Xiaoyun and An Ya that he was a cultivator, but never the details about where he came from, and the others didn't force him, either. Only after becoming a Connate Being was he finally able to reveal a little bit.
Chen Huaian frowned and asked, "What do you mean by leaving the planet?"
Fang Qiong also widened her eyes and looked at Chen Fan. "Xiao Fan, are you going to the Realm of Kunxu? To the sun and moon? Space traveling?"
The two of them didn't know that there was a grand and boundless world outside the Earth where many cultivation planets and races existed. They didn't even know if aliens existed.
Qian Yexue looked slightly different.
She remembered that Chen Fan had asked her about cultivators and the Path of Heaven.
So, was he preparing to find the Path of Heaven and leave the planet as well?
"This is ridiculous. The cultivators who left in the ancient times are at least Sky Immortals, but he's only an Earth Level Deity. How can he go to the Path of Heaven? Besides, we're not even sure if it still exists after thousands of years.."
Qian Yexue sneered.
"Grandpa, Xiao Qiong, you know that I've already entered the Connate Level," Chen Fan said earnestly, "Even if I practice hard every day, my powers will only grow a little bit and it'll take a thousand years for me to become a Golden Core Cultivator. This planet is like a cage for me, I can't make any substantial progress here."
Chen Huaian nodded.
He knew that the Spirit Qi in the Green Dragon Grand Array was completely different from that in the outside world. Fang Qiong also pondered.
"So, are you going to the Realm of Kunxu, Xiao Fan? I heard that there's a large amount of Spirit Qi, but the Gate of Heaven is shut right now," Fang Qiong said.
"The Spirit Qi in the Realm of Kunxu is also inferior when compared to a real cultivation world. Otherwise, the cultivators of the ancient times wouldn't have abandoned it," Chen Fan shook his head and said, "What I want to do is to find the Path of Heaven and go to a real cultivation planet. There will be an abundant supply of Spirit Qi and some complete cultivation arts. A world full of Golden Core and Nascent Soul Cultivators has the best environment for me to grow!"
"A cultivation planet?"
This time, Qian Yexue and Fang Qiong were both dumbfounded.
"So, there are other livable planets aside from Earth? Are there cultivators too?" Fang Qiong's eyes popped out.
Qian Yexue was also shocked.
She thought the Realm of Kunxu was the most perfect world.
Chen Fan got up with his hands behind his back and heaved a sigh.
"The universe is wide and boundless. There are trillions of planets and trillions of different lifeforms. Countless races have battled to rise to the top and the cultivation planets that exist there are countless. The Earth is only an uncultivated planet, an abandoned land at the edge of the universe."
He looked up to the sky and saw many familiar constellations.
"I wonder if my old friends are still waiting for me to go back so I can battle with them," Chen Fan asked himself.
Everyone else was stunned into silence.
If every planet in the universe had life and cultivators. How many living things were there? More than trillions?
Qian Yexue got up and said emotionally, "That's impossible. I've never heard about other planets. The Earth is the only planet that has life."
"If the Earth is the only planet, where did the cultivators of the ancient times go?" Chen Fan looked at her calmly.
Qian Yexue was speechless.
Nobody really knew where those cultivators went and even the Sect Masters of the major sects avoided talking about it.
"If there are other cultivation planets, then… are you from there?" Fang Qiong hesitated and asked.
Everyone around Chen Fan, including his parents, family, friends and disciples, all of them had the same question in their minds.
Chen Fan seemed to have become a Grand Master in one night, rising to the top of the world in five years after defeating many Transcendent State Warriors, Immortal State Warriors and Earth Level Deities.
And yet, they had never heard about his master and had never seen him practice since he was little.
"Yes and no."
Chen Fan smiled and caressed Fang Qiong's hair.
"Don't worry, Xiao Qiong, grandpa. My body wasn't taken by any old cultivator or alien. I am me, Chen Fan! Something happened which sent me back to make up for my regrets. There are a lot of things I can't explain to you right now, but I'll tell you everything someday…"
Fang Qiong nodded and her eyes were filled with faith.
Chen Huaian finished the tea and said, "I don't care what they say about you, but you're my grandson and the light of the Chen Family! Grandpa is always right about people."
"So, you're really leaving?" Fang Qiong asked.
Even though she was tough and had always managed the North Qiong Corp well when Chen Fan wasn't there, she felt like she was going to lose something after knowing Chen Fan was leaving the planet.
The universe was so vast. Who knew when Chen Fan would come back again?
"I have this idea but I'm not leaving yet. I must first take care of everything here, which will take at least six months."
Chen Fan smiled and comforted them. "Besides, I haven't dealt with the Gate of Heaven and there are still a lot of threats on Earth, including the Christian Church. So, how can I leave now?"
"Xiao Fan, are you leaving in a rocket?"
This idea suddenly came to Fang Qiong's mind.
This time, Chen Huaian also burst into laughter.
"There used to be many races and cultivators on Earth in the ancient times. They left through the Path of Heaven, which is a Universe Teleport Array. As long as I can find and fix it, I'll be able to leave," Chen Fan smiled and explained.
"But I can come back anytime! I'll visit you every couple of years, and by the time I can travel across the universe myself, I'll come and pick you up."
He said this as if he were only going to study abroad.
Chen Huaian and Fang Qiong started to feel relieved.
Fang Qiong leaned on Chen Fan and said, "Phew, I was so worried that you wouldn't return!"
Qian Yexue sat there with her glittering eyes.
She felt that this revelation had completely changed her conception of the world.
"Chen Beixuan came from another world. No wonder his power is so unpredictable. Also, the Sky Immortals of the ancient times left with the Universe Teleport Array. So, is our world, including the Realm of Kunxu, really an abandoned land and a dead cultivation planet as Chen Beixuan said?"
Qian Yexue felt like her head was going to explode.
"Right, grandpa, let me show you something."
Chen Fan took out a fruit from the Blade Strengthening Gourd.
"A Thunder Fruit?" Qian Yexue said as she widened her eyes.
"This is a Thunder Fruit, a natural Treasure Medicine. A cultivator will be able to enter the Connate Level directly after eating it," Chen Fan explained.
"Enter the Connate Level directly?"
Fang Qiong and Chen Huaian gasped.
They certainly knew how terrifying Connate Beings were. Chen Fan, Ye Qincang and the Blood Ancestor were all powerful enough to turn the world upside down and could even live for five centuries.
"It might be difficult for a normal cultivator, but not with my help," Chen Fan said.
"I got a Thunder Fruit Tree in the Deity Burial Valley and there are three fruits. One for Ye Qincang to thank him for his help and to build a good relationship with China, and the other one is for myself. As for the last one, I want to give it to grandpa so that our family will have one more Connate Cultivator. Then I won't have to worry after I leave."
If Chen Huaian became a Connate Being.
The North Qiong Sect would be impregnable.
With the protection of a Connate Being and the array, even the United States or the Realm of Kunxu would be unable to break through the Sword Palace.
"No, you should give it to Fang Qiong, An Ya or Xiaoyun. I'm old. What would I do with that?" Chen Huaian shook his head while Qian Yexue was dumbfounded.
This was the first time she had seen someone reject a Treasure Medicine.
It was an opportunity to become an Earth Level Deity! Once he did, he could be a dominator even in the Realm of Kunxu and would be able to enjoy a longer life.
"Grandpa, this might seem to be a one in a million chance to you, but I'm confident that I can get such a Treasure Medicine anytime I want after five years. By then, all of you will be able to enter the Connate Level easily," Chen Fan said.
"I want to give it to you this time because you have the best state of mind and can quickly adapt to the Connate Level. It's hard for Xiao Qiong or Sister An to control the energy after they become Connate Cultivators. So, it's better for them to go step by step."
As for Hua Yunfeng and Xie Yan.
Chen Fan and Chen Huaian had never mentioned them. After all, they weren't members of the Chen Family and no one could guarantee their loyalty.
"Grandpa, Xiao Fan is right. You should take it," Fang Qiong also said.
After a while, Chen Huaian finally nodded.
Then, Chen Fan started to set up an array and many talismans to cover the view on the mountain peak. Qian Yexue was astonished.
"How can they eat the Thunder Fruit directly? They would need to spend three years collecting tons of herbs to make an elixir that could get rid of the Thunder Tribulation's power.
"Besides, giving it to a ninety-year-old man is such a waste. Even after he becomes an Earth Level Deity, he won't be able to go further."
But she didn't say it out loud.
Half an hour later, Chen Fan stood at the peak, while Chen Huaian was sitting cross-legged, eating the Thunder Fruit in front of Qian Yexue.
"I'll make you a Connate Being today!"
Chen Fan formed a Dharma Seal above Chen Huaian's head.
A fierce energy surged out from Chen Huaian's body.
The entire sky was covered with thunderclouds and lightning struck continuously.