The corner of Ji Mo Ya’s lips curled up into a smile, “Okay, you progressed too quickly and should slow down. No need to rush to break through and become a Mystic Spirit Master.”
“Let’s go. Looks like it’s just us two here on the Metal Layer, let’s have a look inside.”
Huan Qing Yan looked around. There was indeed no one.
“Wow, so all the treasures in this palace belong to us?” she said with eagerness.
“Treasures? You don’t know what dangers are lurking around, we can’t let our guard down.”
She was stunned by what he said. He was right, there is no free lunch in the world. The reason why they were the only people arriving must mean that the Metal Layer will be challenging to handle.
With him leading the way in front, they entered the palace.
They were shocked the moment they opened the door.
From the outside, it was just one palace, but upon opening the door they saw many more palaces all around them, glistening magnificently in a sea of mist.
As expected, there was no one in sight.
It was calm and quiet.
There was a roof in the middle, among the palaces.
The roof was golden. It was as if it was the source of all golden rays and from it, they felt a mysterious and powerful force…
Ji Mo Ya and Huan Qing Yan looked at each other. This shiny golden platform must be the center of these palaces.
They walked over cautiously.
It was as if the platform had some sort of magical force, pulling them towards it.
They crossed a bridge and walked in the vast goldenness before they finally reached the platform.
This golden platform was about 100 meters wide and was made of unique golden material.
As the two walked onto the platform, a burst of golden light shined at them.
For a moment Ji Mo Ya was stunned but he quickly snapped out of it.
He looked at Huan Qing Yan, she was frozen with a blank expression. Ji Mo Ya dared not wake her, for she might be having an epiphany.
He watched Huan Qing Yan in silence for a moment. But when he saw that she would remain in this state for some time, he started walking around, exploring the golden platform.
Little did he know, she did not have an epiphany.
As soon as she stepped onto the platform, broken memories started appearing before her eyes.
…A pair of solemn eyes looking at her, a warm hug embracing her…
…A little baby falling from the sky…
…Darkness, endless darkness passing through layers of space, never-ending…
…Something invading her mind, trying to swallow her…
…The orphanage director, the families who had adopted her, and laughter and cries of the little kids…
When she tried to get a better look at the memories, she suddenly experienced a severe headache, and she could no longer remember anything.
“Xiao Yan, Xiao Yan…” it’s Ji Mo Ya calling her.
Huan Qing Yan woke up.
There was sweat on her forehead. She took a look at the surrounding and realized she was still on the golden platform.
“Xiao Yan, what’s wrong?”
Huan Qing Yan stared at the golden platform and mumbled, “This place feels familiar like I’ve been here before…”
Ji Mo Ya replied in surprise, “Even I had never been here before, but you were here?”