Chapter 97: I failed you. “Wan Yi, i'll leave these guys to you.” Yao Jun stored away his armor and weapon, before tilting his head upwards and shouting to Wan Yi, who was slowly descending. Seeing Wan Yi nod her head, Yao Jun stepped over the corpses and headed over to Yun Yantian. He took out a piece of cloth from his interspatial ring and placed it on the ground, indicating for Guo Luo to sit down. After she sat down on the piece of cloth, he too sat down on the ground in front of Yun Yantian. Since they had been fleeing for over a month, they were probably too exhausted to keep standing, so he didn't bother trying to help Yun Yantian stand up. “You can just sit down brother Ren. This is the friend I was talking about, Yao Jun. Brother Jun, this is a brother I made while traveling. His name is Lin Ren.” Yun Yantian pointed at Yao Jun and Lin Ren, giving a simple introduction. Lin Ren cupped his hands in a short greeting before heavily sitting down next to Yun Yantian. After a month of fleeing, he was truly exhausted. “He should be the one who holds the Ghost Gods Gate?” Yao Jun turned his head towards Lin Ren and gave him a quick look over. His gray hair looked slightly unnatural, so Yao Jun assumed that it had become like that after he awakened his God Gate, much like how Yao Jun's body changed. “You know?” Lin Ren gave Yao Jun a nod before speaking. Ever since his Ghost God's Gate had awakened, they had been fleeing from the Guo clan. This meant that logically speaking, only the people chasing them should know that they had awakened. But despite his surprise, he quickly understood. Yao Jun held a God Gate, so since Lin Ren himself had been notified when Yun Yantian awakened his God Gate, Yao Jun was most likely notified as well. “We were notified the moment the two of you awakened.” Just as Lin Ren expected, Yao Jun shrugged his shoulders as he answered. While they were talking, Wan Yi landed Xie Bi'an behind them and had it devour the souls of the corpses, seeing what information she could find. “And this is?” Yun Yantian turned his head towards Guo Luo, a wide smile on his face. He had seen how Yao Jun held her hand as they landed, they even walked over while holding hands, so their relationship was clear. He had to admit that Yao Jun worked fast, only one and a half month since they split up, but he has already snagged a beauty. “I'm Guo Luo. It's a pleasure to meet you, Jun'er has told me a lot about you.” Guo Luo sent a bright smile at Yun Yantian and Lin Ren as she introduced herself. Yun Yantian was not just a good friend to Yao Jun, he had even helped him in the past as he was trying to flee from Great Xian City. “Guo clan?” Both Yun Yantian and Lin Ren's faces twitched slightly when they heard her name. They couldn't help but look at the corpses that were lying not far behind Guo Luo. They had been chased by the Guo clan for over a month, so how could they not feel some rage against the Guo clan? “Indeed, I met her shortly after the two of us parted ways. If it wasn't for her, I probably wouldn't be here. She also holds the Illusion God's Gate.” Yao Jun nodded his head as he spoke, making it clear that Guo Luo was on his side. His words were not lies, had it not been for Guo Luo, there was no telling what would happen to him after he lost consciousness after leaving Zhenya valley. “I see, then it seems like I have to give you my thanks.” Yun Yantian's face suddenly sunk after hearing Yao Jun's words. He cupped his hands towards Guo Luo for a short moment before moving his body. He sat down on his knees in a formal position before slamming his forehead into the ground in front of Yao Jun. “Brother Jun, I failed you! It is my fault that you were captured by the Guo clan and forced to endure torture. I tried to get my clan to help you, but they refused to send someone as they said it would cost too much to send a group large enough to save you.” Yun Yantian's voice was completely sincere, he had even hit his forehead on the ground hard enough to draw blood. The moment he learned that Yao Jun had been captured by the Guo clan, he immediately sought out the patriarch and begged him to send someone to save Yao Jun. “Hearing their reply, I could no longer stomach the atmosphere of the clan, so I left it. Never before had I noticed that they cared so little about people's lives, going as far as refusing to save someone because it would cost too much money. I know that you suffered tremendously, but I beg you to forgive me for my uselessness.” Yun Yantian knew that a clan had to make sacrifices to continue it's existence, he just never expected one of those sacrifices to be someone he considered a brother. Yun Yantian was not willing to let someone he called a brother become one of the necessary sacrifices, no matter how selfish it was. While Yun Yantian was kneeling with his forehead to the ground, waiting for Yao Jun's reply, a foot hit his shoulder with enough force to lift his upper body up from the ground and back into a sitting position. Yun Yantian hurriedly looked forward, only to see Yao Jun sitting down next to Guo Luo again, a wry smile on his face. “Could you not be so formal about it? Everything worked out in the end after all. And besides, didn't you send Yang Yuhuan to come save me? Besides, how else would I end up meeting Luo'er?” Yao Jun spoke with a wry smile and a small laugh. He never expected the Yun clan to come save him, but if he told Yun Yantian that, he would just continue to feel guilty. Yao Jun did not hate Yun Yantian for being unable to save him, he hated himself for being weak enough to get caught in the first place. Yun Yantian looked at Yao Jun, his eyes red and moist. How could he not see that Yao Jun was saying this to make him feel less guilty? But he could also see that Yao Jun was thinner and paler than he was when they split up, so it was clear that he had suffered tremendously. “I swear to you brother Jun, I will never let anything like that happen again.” Yun Yantian gave a strong nod and swallowed the words he wanted to say, replying with a simple promise instead. Since Yao Jun did not want him to feel guilty, if he continued to act like that, it could only be called an insult to Yao Jun's good intentions. “It's worse than I originally thought, the Guo clan is planning something much larger than just spying on the Yang clan.” After Yun Yantian nodded his head, Wan Yi walked over and sat down on the other side of Yao Jun, a solemn expression on her face. Seeing her like this, everyone else immediately fell silent and listened seriously.