Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 678-679
AST 678 –Yet another progression in relationships, the shy Di Chen
After a while, Di Chen opened up the door and walked out wearing pure white colored pajamas. At this moment, Qing Shui, who saw the scene was completely stunned.
She was so beautiful… Beautiful to the point that words were simply unable to express it. Di Chen's elegance was something that had been incomparable all along. Her pale white skin and jet-black brows always looked so extraordinarily beautiful. Her fine nose had just about the right sharpness and her slender body was extremely attractive. Her gentle curves were able to shock people. The white powder that she had on her added on an elegant aura to her look.
When Di Chen saw Qing Shui's blank look, she let out a gentle smile and approached him: "What are you thinking about? Are you not able to recognize me anymore?"
Every single one of her twinkles and smiles had a fatal charm to it. Most importantly, every single one felt extremely elegant and cute coming from Di Chen. Qing Shui never expected that this would actually happen on Di Chen.
"You look really good……" Qing Shui came back to his senses. He didn't know what to say. Hence, he made up a bold statement.
"Which part of me looks beautiful?" Di Chen walked up to Qing Shui, held his hand and walked to the soft and comfortable white beast skin sofa at the side. They sat down beside each other.
"They all look beautiful. Your face, nose, eyes, mouth, ears, neck, shoulders as well as your breast……." Before Qing Shui managed to finish, his mouth was already covered by Di Chen's hand.
"Stop saying it." Di Chen shyly stopped Qing Shui.
"Alright alright, I'll stop talking about that." Di Chen's pajamas went all the way down to her feet. Only her pale feet were exposed to the air, adding on an extraordinarily elegant feeling to her, making her looked like a goddess who came down from heaven.
"Why are you out at this time? You missed me?" Qing Shui pulled Di Chen's hand and smiled.
Looking at Qing Shui's current appearance, Di Chen felt that Qing Shui truly had changed. He had turned out to be a person who was able to support both heaven and earth. The little man who was once self-abased in front of her had truly grown up to be a confident person.
She felt a sense of joy. As she thought about the time when he got hurt, she couldn't help but blush from the things she said at that time. She never expected herself to actually say something like this to someone.
"I miss you……" Di Chen told Qing Shui gently with a smile.
"You really missed me?" Originally, Qing Shui thought that Di Chen would either deny it or refute it. He never expected her to admit it so calmly. This actually stunned him.
"I missed you too… Chen`Er, you mentioned that you're my woman before. Come, call me your husband." Qing Shui smiled at Di Chen. This woman had completely blushed because of him.
"I'm not calling you that!" Di Chen blushed.
Qing Shui smiled and looked at Di Chen: "It's either you call me your husband or we do something that only husband and wife can do. You choose."
Qing Shui looked at the woman who was really shy at the moment and felt a kind of indescribable feeling through his body. That kind of feeling was like when the spirit left one's body. He felt really satisfied both mentally and physically.
"Do not tease me like that." Di Chen glared at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui smiled. He didn't say anything. He grabbed one of her hands while slowly embracing her with his other hand. After that, he slowly got closer to her.
"Chen`Er, not calling me your husband would mean that you want to sleep with me. Wow, coincidentally, I have the intention to do so, we happen to be having the same view." Qing Shui smiled as he slowly got closer to Di Chen.
"Alright Qing Shui, cut it out." Di Chen blushed because of Qing Shui.
At this moment, Qing Shui quickly got close to her and attached his lips to Di Chen's mouth. It felt soft yet delicate. For a moment, the fragrant smooth feeling made Qing Shui a bit lost.
Di Chen was stunned. She never expected Qing Shui to be so bold. Her body turned rigid as she subconsciously opened up her small mouth.
At the most crucial moment, Qing Shui came back to his senses. When it comes to kissing, Qing Shui was quite skillful. He quickly extended his tongue all the way into Di Chen's mouth. The moment it came in contact with the small tongue of hers, Qing Shui felt as if he had entered a fantasy.
He greedily licked Di Chen's saliva in her mouth. His tongue was really agile between her snow white teeth. After that, he started curling around her tongue as if he wanted to swallow it whole.
He didn't actually swallow it however……. He was only sucking it back into his mouth.
Di Chen's body was stiff. By the time she recovered, she has already been attacked by Qing Shui. What made her feel even more ashamed was that her tongue was actually in Qing Shui's mouth.
She didn't know how she felt at the moment. The only thing she felt was her extremely fast heartbeat. It was as if her heart was about to burst out. She was feeling nervous and shy and quickly pushed Qing Shui away. She didn't know where she got such strength from.
At the moment when the two separated from each other, a sparkling thin thread was connected between their lips. It was almost a foot long. It was right there connecting the two to one another.
Di Chen was so shy that her face felt as hot as fire. She was still embraced by Qing Shui. At this moment, the thin sparkling thread between the two caused her to feel so ashamed that she was unable to show her face.
Di Chen slightly raised her head. Only after that did the thread break off. She didn't dare to look at Qing Shui. Qing Shui on the other hand, fixed his gaze on Di Chen while reminiscing about the feeling back when he was about to be killed.
Qing Shui was well aware that it was impossible for them to be husband and wife before they even kissed. Hence, he planned to first tease her a little to help make a breakthrough to their relationship.
As Qing Shui looked at the small woman who was just like an unmatched beauty at this moment, Qing Shui was infatuated with the kind of aura which she gave offt. But he was aware that they had just started and he needed to know his limit. After all, Di Chen wasn't like any other woman. Even though it wasn't as bad as Zhu Qing's, she did not harbour any good opinions of men either.
"You're getting naughtier and naughtier." Di Chen raised her head and looked at Qing Shui. There was still faint powder on her beautiful face. It almost made Qing Shui lose control over himself. He tried his best to recover the flame in his heart.
"How am I naughty if the woman I'm kissing is my woman……"
"Who's your woman……?"
"You said before that you're my woman." Qing Shui chuckled.
At the time Qing Shui was injured, Di Chen had said before that she was his woman. Hence, she felt a bit shy and anxious when Qing Shui mentioned it. She felt that she shouldn't have said stuff like that.
"Chen`Er, you're my woman, you're my buddy for life! I love you, I don't know how to express it. Sometimes, I would even feel like swallowing you whole… I really want to hold you in my heart." Qing Shui felt really blessed. He didn't really know how to express his feelings and thus said it in quite a random way. He didn't want Di Chen to have any worries."
"At that time, the things that I said… Would it have been better……."
No matter how beautiful a woman was, once they found a place where their heart belonged, they would often begin to worry about their gains and losses. Woman often wished to be perfect. They would never allow themselves to have the slightest bit of defects in front of the person they loved.
"The only thing that I know is that I really love hearing it. At that time when you said that you're my woman, it made me felt that my entire life was worth it. You're perfect, perfect to the point where it would make ordinary people feel ashamed of their inferiority. Yet they would never expect you to admire a normal person like me." Qing Shui meant it when he said it.
"You only know how to lie to me!" Di Chen smiled and shot a glance at Qing Shui.
"I swear that none of the things that I'm saying are……"
Di Chen quickly covered Qing Shui's mouth: "You really are an idiot. Do not simply make oaths next time."
Qing Shui let out his tongue and licked Di Chen's white hands. This caused Di Chen to quickly retract her hands and glare at Qing Shui grumpily. But she wasn't actually angry.
"Call me your husband. Shall we practice kissing?" Qing Shui embraced Di Chen. The two of their faces were less than an inch away from each other. They could even feel each other's breath.
"Husband!" Di Chen looked at Qing Shui with a shy expression as he approached her yet again. She hurriedly called him her husband except she did it with her face facing down.
"Good girl, here, let your husband kiss you……"
When Di Chen finished speaking, Di Chen looked at Qing Shui with a misty-eyed expression. This very expression caused Qing Shui to boldly kiss her once again. Not only that, he even started to slowly press her against the soft "sofa".
This time, Qing Shui had become a bit lost in lust. He kissed her greedily. From time to time, he would let out noises which would make people blush. He had also begun to feel a soft squeezing sensation. For a moment, Qing Shui was lost in the sea of greed.
At the moment Qing Shui felt a sharp pain in his tongue, he felt as if he woke up from his dream. At this moment, Di Chen was still wearing her pajamas. However, one of Qing Shui's hands was already grabbing her ample, sharp, plump and perfectly shaped breast……
"Stinky bastard, get up quick!" Di Chen said grumpily.
Qing Shui quickly sat upright. He almost said sorry. But soon, he realized that it would be better if he didn't say it because it wasn't necessary for him to do so if it was about things like this.
"Is it still painful?" Di Chen asked Qing Shui embarrassingly. Prior to this, the little brat had also gone too far. She was out of options, that's why she bit his tongue.
"No, it's not painful… You can bite me whenever you want……"
"Alright then, I'm going to sleep now. You should rest early too." After Di Chen finished speaking, she quickly left. She noticed that she would definitely be 'eaten' up by him if she continued staying here.
Qing Shui fell asleep in the study room. He only woke up when the sky turned bright. By the time he went out, Di Chen had already woken up. Qing Shui felt a bit shy when he saw Di Chen. Nevertheless, he still greeted her with a smile.
After washing up, Qing Shui walked out of his room and practiced his Taichi Fist. This had become one of Qing Shui's habits. It was also a routine which he found really important. Only by practicing Taichi Fist would he be able to raise his Nature Energy and Minute Subtlety.
Taichi Fist could help cultivate one's moral character and mentality as well as increase one's energy. Furthermore, it could also help increase blood flow and strengthen the connection between the external and internal parts of the body. This caused the body to feel even more pleasant, resulting in a more powerful display in strength and explosive power.
Di Xian who had been standing beside Qing Shui all the time only approached him after he finished practicing the Taichi Fist.
Qing Shui really liked this girl who was around fifteen to sixteen years of age. With Qing Shui's current maturity added up with his two lives as a human, the children that he had would have been older than her. Even Luan Luan was slightly older than her.
Furthermore, the little brat was really polite. She only approached him after he finished training.
"Yeah, what's up?" Qing Shui asked while smiling.
"You promised me that you'd teach me how to cultivate! When are you going to do it?" Di Xian pouted at Qing Shui.
"How about now?" Qing Shui thought about it for a while. He didn't want to upset the little brat. Hence, he planned to teach her for half an hour everyday after his morning exercises.
"Alright alright!" Di Xian said happily.
"What do you want to learn?" Qing Shui asked after thinking for a while. He was curious on what she wanted to learn.
"I want to learn the battle technique where you hit people with iron balls!" Di Xian sounded really nervous when she said it. After all, from her perspective, the techniques which Qing Shui used should be something that he kept for himself.
"Are you sure that's what you want to learn?"
AST 679 –Yuan Su's worries
"Are you really sure that you want to learn?" Qing Shui asked Di Xian with a smile.
Maybe because Qing Shui looked really relaxed when he said it, Di Xian let out a sigh of relief and smiled: "As long as uncle is willing to teach me, I am really keen to learn it."
This little brat was really quick witted. Not only was there a certain standard to the things she said, she was really good at understanding people's thoughts. She must have felt that there wasn't much change in Qing Shui's emotions. That was why she commented about him not teaching her. What she meant was that if Qing Shui didn't teach her, it would just mean that he was selfish.
"As long as you're willing to learn, I will teach you. But it's not so easy to learn this, you have to prepare yourself for it." Qing Shui said with a smile.
Upon hearing Qing Shui's words, the little brat blushed. She realized that Qing Shui was able to interpret what she meant from her words and gave an awkward smile: "Uncle is the best, I will try my best to learn it. I'm not afraid of suffering. As long as I get to learn uncle's mystical battle technique, I don't care how much I have to suffer."
Suffering often would result in one's growth. It wasn’t necessarily a bad thing for Di Clan to experience something like this. At least, unlike before, they were able to see over a lot of stuff now and they got to widen their view towards the world. Even the younger generations of the clan managed to mature a lot.
"This technique is known as the Hidden Weapon Technique. When you are cultivating Hidden Weapons, you need to cultivate your hand movements as well as the coordination of your body. Of course, power definitely cannot come short at crucial times!"
"Alright uncle, I’ll listen to whatever you say." Di Xian responded happily.
"For starter, I’ll teach you three things. The first thing that I’m going to teach you is my Fist Techniques. You have to make sure that you practice them everyday. The next thing I’m going to teach you is a hand technique known as the Solitary Rapid Fist. Last but not least, the thing that you are going to learn is the Deer Cantering. It can help increase your speed." Qing Shui explained after thinking for a while.
Di Xian happily promised Qing Shui.
After that, Qing Shui started off by teaching her the Taichi Fist. Since she has been observing Qing Shui's movement from the side prior to this, she was able to learn it very quickly. It’s just like she was copying his form.
Cultivating Fist Techniques always starts from mimicking the form, to be able to cultivate until the Essence of Fist Techniques can be understood or their fist to be filled with spirit like Qing Shui does would require a tremendous amount of time and talent.
Qing Shui went through some of the most important features about the Taichi Fist thoroughly with her. He didn’t neglect any part of it including the most crucial one which was about having a calm mind. Not only did he do that, he even forced her to memorize them. He would only consider them done once she did it.
As for the Solitary Rapid Fist, there was only one default move to it. It all depended on the person's talents if they could mix in new skills in the future. No one could help her with this one. Hence, Qing Shui only explained to her about the essential points of the Solitary Rapid Fist.
Deer Catering was really easy but if these were all added up together, it would become really time consuming. Nevertheless, the most important thing was to never give up. Without determination, it’s very hard to achieve anything with regards to these battle techniques.
"All of these might seem easy, but they are all really time consuming. You always have to remember that the easier something is, the harder it is to understand the Essence of it. This is because it’s hard to feel the essence hidden within it if it is too easy."
Qing Shui stopped adding anything more. His Basic Sword Technique was a classic example of what he just said. Not only that, there were a lot of people outside of Qing Clan who knew that the Basic Sword Technique was the only sword skill that Qing Shui could perform, yet he was able to use it in a simple yet flexible way, causing people to feel like he was using some divine techniques which could go toe-to-toe with a Grade Ten Martial Saint warrior. As a result, a lot of people started turning back to cultivate the Basic Sword Technique.
But it’s all futile now. The Basic Sword Technique was just like the base of a house. Since the house was already built, the foundation of the house had already been set. No matter how much time they spent on the Basic Sword Techniques, they still wouldn’t be able to achieve anything.
"Yeah, I will." Di Xian said seriously
"Around this time in the upcoming days, you can come here to practice if there aren't any important things for you to do. I'll only let you practice on your own after you've walked up the right path." Qing Shui looked into the sky and said.
"Alright alright, I’ll come everyday. This is the most important thing for me."
For now, there would often be servants to serve meals in his room. After Qing Shui separated from Di Xian, he went on and proceeded to Di Chen's room. He didn’t know if Di Chen was still waiting for him to have their meals together since it was already well past breakfast time.
By the time he went back to his room, he noticed that both Di Qing and Yuan Su were there. When the two saw Qing Shui back, they happily greeted him.
The food on the table hadn't been touched, which obviously meant that the girls had been waiting for Qing Shui to come back to enjoy their meals together.
"Qing Shui, how is Xian`er's talent?" Di Qing chuckled.
Qing Shui was stunned. It seemed like the little brat has already told Di Qing about asking Qing Shui to teach her how to cultivate before heading off to learn his Hidden Weapons.
"She's quite talented. It’s just that she is still too young and her temperament is too unstable. However, I believe that very quickly, the time for her to significantly improve will come." Qing Shui said after thinking for a while.
Before, when Qing Shui was teaching Di Xian a few techniques, the little brat had also managed to show terrifying learning abilities. If she was given enough time and became more mature, she would definitely be able to achieve great things.
"Yeah, that’s why I told her to go look for you instead. You're the person she admires the most, she will definitely listen to whatever you say." Di Qing chuckled.
"Alright, let’s eat first. We will talk about this later." Di Chen said with a smile.
"Qing Shui, are you sure you can really heal my meridians?" By the time they were done eating, Yuan Su asked Qing Shui gently.
Actually, when Qing Shui first spotted Yuan Su, he already knew that she came here today for this. Since both Di Chen and Di Qing were present, Qing Shui didn’t feel like hiding it as this would result in them feeling suspicious. If this was the case, it would be better if he just confessed it.
"I should be able to do it!" Qing Shui responded after thinking for a while. Since his Primordial Flame had ascended one grade and his Spirit Energy had gotten much more powerful, his Acupuncture should more or less have improved as well.
"Then can you please help me?" Yuan Su hesitated for a while before looking at Qing Shui.
To be honest, this put Qing Shui in quite a difficult position. Letting a beautiful woman go naked for him to perform Acupuncture on her… Qing Shui didn’t see himself as a noble man. But in any case, he felt that should still retain his principles.
"Well, tell me about the rewards you want first. As long as you are able to satisfy me, I will satisfy you." Seeing as Qing Shui was a bit hesitant, Yuan Su responded back to Qing Shui.
"Qing Shui, could it be that you really want to take advantage on Sister Su?!" Di Qing glanced at Qing Shui calmly with a smile.
Qing Shui replied with a bitter smile: "what kind of a person do you think I am? The thing is, when I’m treating you, not only will I have to perform Acupuncture on you, I will also have to pierce it through your sea of Qi. Most importantly, you have to be naked when I’m doing it."
Qing Shui felt a lot more relaxed after he said it. He chose to tell her about the problems first and let her decide on her own. It was the right choice considering the other two girls were also present.
Yuan Su was stunned. Previously, Qing Shui has mentioned before that even though he might be able to treat her conditions, he would rather not do it. Now, she finally understood what he meant.
For the past twenty years, she couldn’t manage to find anyone who was able to treat her. Now that she found one, it was really hard for her to give up on it. But if she was to choose to treat it, she would have to lie down totally naked in front of a strange man… Furthermore, this man was completely unrelated to her.
For now, it was really hard for her to give up. But even if she didn’t, she still found it really difficult to do what he said.
Qing Shui looked at the confused Yuan Su. This was life, in order to attain something, one would have to sacrifice the other. Very often, there would be times when it was really hard for one to decide what was best for them.
Yuan Su was expressionless with her lips sealed tight. Her eyes looked dull and remote. She was at a loss.
"Sister Su, he is a doctor. Doctors are just like our parents. As for whether you want to get it treated or not, it's all up to you. I think you should give yourself two days to think about it before coming to a conclusion." Di Qing said quickly after seeing Yuan Su's look.
Di Chen on the other hand, stood at the side and remained silent. From time to time, she would look at Qing Shui. In response to that, Qing Shui would give her a helpless smile.
In the end, it's just was Di Qing said. Yuan Su didn't decide it straight away.
Yuan Su left while Di Qing stayed behind. As soon as Yuan Su walked away, she started staring at Qing Shui, making him felt really uncomfortable.
"What're you looking at……"
"Is it because Sister Su looks beautiful that you're using curing her as an excuse to……"
"There are a lot of ways for a doctor to get close to a woman. Or maybe get a woman to get close to him……" Qing Shui said while shaking his head.
Qing Shui explained his motives clearly from his words. What he meant was that if he really wanted to have se* with a woman, he had more than one way to do it. He wouldn’t resort to this kind of method as it was really despicable.
"Did you use this kind of thought to get close to my sister?" Di Qing looked at Qing Shui with her beautiful pupils.
"*cough,cough* your sister is a goddess, this kind of thought isn’t effective against her……" Qing Shui choked.
Qing Shui's words made Di Qing laughed. Di Chen on the other hand shot a glance at Qing Shui, making him felt that Di Chen was more cheerful these days.
Right at the moment when Qing Shui was having a chat with the girls, someone knocked the door. Qing Shui opened the door and noticed that it was Di Xian.
"Uncle, someone's looking for you, do you want to go and see him?" Di Xian smiled.
"Oh, who is it?" Qing Shui asked while opening up the door. As he did so, Di Xian immediately went in the room and smiled at Di Chen and Di Qing: "Auntie Chen! Auntie Qing!"
"Who's looking for uncle?" Di Qing asked with a smile.
"Someone from Village of Longevity. Every single one of them look like philosophers. Even father never expected that people from the Village of Longevity would pay us a visit so he informed me to ask uncle if you wanted to meet them?"
"The most mysterious Village of Longevity of the Seven Stars?" Qing Shui asked in confusion.
"Tell them that I’ll be there right away." Qing Shui smiled.
Di Xian responded with a smile before leaving. Qing Shui instinctively started thinking about the purpose of Village of Longevity's visit. However, one thing that Qing Shui was sure about was that they didn’t harbor any bad intentions.
"Alright, let's go together!" Qing Shui told Di Chen and Di Qing.
This place wasn’t too far away from Di Clan's main hall. However, it would still take them quite a while to walk there.
The three stopped talking about things regarding Yuan Su. Nor did Qing Shui ask them if he should treat her. From Qing Shui's perspective, it wasn’t big deal. From his previous incarnation, a lot of the male doctors were gynecologists. From a doctor's perspective, it didn’t matter if the patient was a guy or a woman, they're all patients who needed help.
When Qing Shui and the two girls arrived at the main hall, they noticed that there weren’t a lot of people. It was mostly members from Di Xuan's branch. In addition to that, there were four old men. It’s just as Di Xian said, each and everyone of them looked like wise philosophers.
Qing Shui wasn’t able to tell their ages. Even though they had white beards and hair and they were all wearing white garments, they had spirits which could be better compared to that of the youths.
Qing Shui didn’t attempt to sense their strength either. He felt that their strength should be nothing inferior to that of Qian Xiye's.
If you would like to support our translations and unlock some [Portraits of Beauty], please consider pledging to our