In the middle of winter, it was snowing heavily.
Heaven Luo Realm, Crimson Afterglow Continent, Black Heaven Sect.
The entire sect was busy.
After two years, today was the day of the return of the youngest supervisor in the history of the Dao Alliance, the personal disciple of the sect master and the Eldest Senior Sister of the Black Heaven Sect, Gu Yiping.
As the pride of the Black Heaven Sect, Eldest Senior Sister Gu Yiping was the role model of many disciples. They were all looking forward to seeing Gu Yiping return to the sect.
However, most of them were not happy.
This was because none of them would be the representatives to welcome the Eldest Senior Sister later. Instead, it was a disciple who had not been doing his job properly since he entered the sect three years ago.
It would have been fine if that was all.
But most importantly, the person who asked Jiang Hong to welcome the Eldest Senior Sister was none other than Gu Yiping herself.
For a time, many disciples of the sect were discussing this matter in privat
"Eldest Senior Sister built her foundation at the age of 14. At the age of 15, she was invincible among her peers. At the age of 18, she reached the Golden Core Realm. At the age of 21, she was recommended by the sect to enter the Dao Alliance. She is the sect master's personal disciple and the future sect master of the Black Heaven Sect. Not only is she famous in the Black Heaven Sect, but she is also famous across the entire Crimson Afterglow Continent.
"What about Jiang Hong? I don't know where the Misty Peak's Peak Master picked him up from. Ever since he started cultivating, he never completed any of the assigned tasks. Who knows what he's been doing all day long. He doesn't even do the missions issued by the sect. What is the Eldest Senior Sister thinking? She just had to name him to welcome her."
"Heaven knows. Most likely, it is because he's Elder Ji's disciple. Otherwise, with his attitude, he would have been expelled from the sect long ago. How could this place tolerate him?"
"Shh, keep your voice down. This is the Misty Peak. If Elder Ji hears us, we won't be able to bear the consequences. That elder is famous for being protective."
The expressions of the disciples immediately changed when they heard this. They hurriedly covered their mouths in fear and looked at the mountaintop guiltily.
On a mountain not far away, in an inconspicuous small courtyard, thick smoke billowed.
It was rare for a young man in embroidered clothes to be so focused on reading a book.
After making sure that they were not noticed, the disciples heaved a sigh of relief.
They then hurried to another location to sweep the snow and continued with their complaints.
Inside the house.
Jiang Hong's expression was indifferent as he focused on the book in his hand.
It was as if everything in the world was just white noise to him.
[You read "Senior Sister Plum" for twelve hours.]
It was not until the system notification sounded in his mind that the focused expression of the young man with starry eyes and fair skin relaxed. Then, his entire body went limp and powerless.
"It's still 0.01. It's been three years… When will this end?"
Jiang Hong sat weakly on a chair. The thick emotional education book titled "Senior Sister Plum" slipped from his hand and fell to the ground. He pinched the space between his eyebrows with a headache, his brows filled with bitterness.
With a deep sigh, Jiang Hong's thoughts followed the wind and snow outside the window.
It had been 17 years…
Jiang Hong was not originally from this world, but a transmigrator from Earth. 17 years ago, he transmigrated to this cultivation world. The worst thing was that immediately after he transmigrated, he was abandoned as a baby.
The snowstorm raged for tens of thousands of miles. He, who was not even a year old, was abandoned in the snow just like that. The only thing that could prove his identity was a piece of paper with his name written on it. At that time, his voice was hoarse from crying, but no one responded.
He was almost frozen to death right after transmigrating. He was probably the most unlucky transmigrator.
Fortunately, there was always a way out. He was adopted by a kind old couple and lived peacefully for twelve years until the two of them passed away one after another. He then lived alone for another two years before he met his master three years ago.
His master was the Peak Master of the Misty Peak of the Black Heaven Sect. He found out that he had spiritual roots and could embark on the path of cultivation, so he picked him up and brought him back to the sect. He also became the only disciple of the Misty Peak.
Moreover, in the year when he officially started cultivating, he awakened his Goldfinger—the Attribute Echancer.
As long as he did all kinds of tasks, ranging from slaying demons to cleaning up feces, he could increase his comprehension, agility, constitution, spiritual power, and so on.
It was simple and intuitive.
The only drawback was that the increase was very little each time. Every time, his attributes would only increase by 0.01 points. He had never seen his attributes increase by 0.02 points.
This situation continued on for three whole years.
Up until now, the total increase in his attributes was not much.
[Name: Jiang Hong]
[Cultivation: Foundation Establishment]
[Spiritual Power: 16.55]
[Skills: Black Heaven Sect's Basic Sword Technique, Black Heaven Sect's Basic Fist Technique, Sword Control Technique]
Fortunately, the attribute bonus was not restricted by his cultivation.
To give a simple example, from what he had observed after three years, excluding comprehension, the three attributes of ordinary Foundation Establishment cultivators were all in the range of 10 to 20, while the various attributes of Golden Core cultivators were in the range of 20 to 40.
Him being in the Foundation Establishment Realm did not mean he could not increase his attributes to more than 20 points.
In other words, if he continued to add attribute points, it was not impossible for his Foundation Establishment physique to be comparable to the physique of a cultivator in the Tribulation Transcendence Realm. Most importantly, there was no upper limit to how many attribute points he could add.
Of course, the prerequisite was that he could add his attributes until he reached that point. However, the attribute points he obtained every time only amounted to 0.01 points. If he continued to increase his attributes at this rate, his lifespan would end before he could reach that point.
Unfortunately, in the past three years, he had tried to do all kinds of tasks, but the increase was never more than 0.01 points.
At this point, he suspected that this attribute enhancer would only allow his attributes to increase by only 0.01 points each time.
Jiang Hong picked up the book on the floor with mixed feelings and placed it back on the table. He then walked out of the room.
The snow had already stopped. The fluffy and thick snow covered the ground. The sound of snow being stepped on was very soothing.
Looking up, the sun was dazzling and the air was fresh. It was time to welcome his senior sister.
Jiang Hong carried his sword on his back and walked towards the place where he had agreed to meet his senior sister.
He was feeling a little nervous now.
He had only met this Eldest Senior Sister once two years ago. After she left the sect, the two of them did not interact much.
He really couldn't figure it out. Of all people, why did Eldest Senior Sister choose him to welcome her?
In his impression, his senior sister was unsmiling, hardworking, and had an outstanding family background. She was the complete opposite of him.
Just thinking about it made him realize she was not someone he could handle.
"I just should finish this task and get out of here as soon as possible."
After making the arrangements, Jiang Hong quickly arrived at his destination, the foot of the Black Heaven Sect. However, he did not see his Senior Sister.
He couldn't be wrong. He was sure he had come to the right place.
Suddenly, a gentle voice sounded from behind him.
Jiang Hong was stunned for a moment before turning around.
Under the snowstorm, a white-haired fairy wearing a bamboo hat stood in front of him.
A gust of wind blew, and delicate snowflakes fell on her spotless Daoist robe.
Her long eyelashes were snowy, and her almond-shaped eyes were bright and lively. There was an eye-catching mole under her right eye, which added a hint of maturity to the fairy who already gave off a lonely and cold aura, giving people the feeling that she was unattainable.
She was the direct disciple of the Sect Master of the Black Heaven Sect, Jiang Hong's senior sister, Gu Yiping.
"Greetings, Senior Sister." Jiang Hong immediately cupped his hands and bowed.
Gu Yiping's cold gaze quickly sized him up from head to toe. Her clear eyes stared at the man in front of her. Then, the corners of her mouth curled up into a faint smile.
"It's really you. You haven't changed at all."
Listening to this indifferent voice, Jiang Hong was even more certain that the other party wasn't someone he could deal with, even if she was the white-haired fairy that many men adored.
So troublesome. He just wanted to rush back to farm more attribute points.
[Eldest Senior Sister praised you for staying the same.]
Jiang Hong: ???
How much? How much was added?
The system notification suddenly sounded without any warning.
Jiang Hong suspected that he had heard wrongly and frowned.
However, what happened next was even more surprising.
"However, there are still some small changes. You've become taller, more handsome, and more mature. I think there must be many junior sisters fighting to be your Dao companion. You're really a sinful man."
Gu Yiping raised her hand before stopping in front of his neck. Then, she gently flicked the snowflakes off his shoulder.
The corners of her lips curled up slightly. Although the atmosphere still felt awkward, she was much more approachable than he remembered.
[Eldest Senior Sister praised you for growing up.]
[Eldest Senior Sister praised you for your sinfulness.]
[Eldest Senior Sister praised you for being a bad man.]
This time, Jiang Hong was 100% sure that his attribute points had indeed increased.
Did his goldfinger finally find its conscience?!
Although he did not know what was happening for the time being, the outcome was good. Spring, which was three years late, had finally arrived.
Jiang Hong couldn't hide his joy, and the corners of his mouth couldn't help but curl up.
… That was close. She almost couldn't help snapping his neck.
Gu Yiping dug the nails of her left hand into her palm. The piercing pain made her feel very good. All the pain allowed her to hide the madness in her heart at this moment. A deep hatred was hidden in her dark eyes.
"Demon, this time, I won't be deceived by you again. I have been reborn, and this time, I'll definitely reveal your true colors to the world."
You are not the light of the righteous path at all. You are a true demon.
"I will definitely make you pay 10 times, no, 100 times, no, 10,000 times for the humiliation I once suffered!
She, Gu Yiping, was a reincarnated person. This time, she would definitely make this great demon who had deceived her feelings and betrayed her entire sect pay with his blood!
"Let's go. Don't let Master and the others wait too long."
Hiding the boundless hatred in her heart, she walked forward with lotuses blooming underneath her with every step, welcoming the snow.
With a new life, she, Gu Yiping, is back!
(Note: The male protagonist's transmigration into a baby meant that he was the same person in his previous life and now. Please don't imagine things that don't exist.)