Zhao Ling-Er always remembered Li Hsiao-Yao’s voice; her lover’s voice had fortified her mind. After sacrificing her own life in exchange of Luno the Head Priest’s, her soul had stayed and blessed her husband and daughter all along.
Li Hsiao-Yao: ‘We can send... through... Artifacts.’
In ghostland, Ling-Er suddenly heard her husband’s voice. Being trapped in another realm, Li Hsiao-Yao had utilized the Three Almighty Artifacts to seek for help.
Li Hsiao-Yao: ‘Their power... essential...’
Under the help of the Three Almighty Artifacts, her soul passed through time and space, and arrived once again before her family...
Li Hsiao-Yao: ‘The Artifacts will emit enormous power when activated...!’
Lotus of Origin - Zhao Ling-Er: His voice is becoming clearer. They shouldn’t be far!
Luno: Suffer with me in ghostland! Descendant of Nü Wa!
Zhao Ling-Er had re-encountered her family in the realm of Humans. She had never thought that she could live again. She embraced her tiny daughter passionately, and Yi-Ru also hugged her back in excitement.
Li Yi-Ru: Mother, dad said you disappeared around the Miao country. Where have you been these years?
Zhao Ling-Er: I am sorry, Yi-Ru. I had to do that......
Zhao Ling-Er raised her head, switching her focus onto Yue-Ru and Hsiao-Yao. Upon seeing Ling-Er, the young Li Hsiao-Yao looked at her with reminiscence, and Yue-Ru cried glad tears.
Li Yi-Ru: Mother, are you coming home with me?
Zhao Ling-Er: Yi-Ru, I was only summoned here by the Three Almighty Artifacts. When all is over, I will probably have to...
Li Yi-Ru: But we have finally met each other...
Zhao Ling-Er: Aren’t we together now? Tell me more about your life before we run out of time!
Zhao Ling-Er held her daughter’s hand, and listened to her adventures, smiling all along; at the same time, she was examining how much the blood of Nü Wa had affected her daughter...
Zhao Ling-Er used her Techniques to test the power of Nü Wa inside Li Yi-Ru...
Zhao Ling-Er: ‘How enormous Yi-Ru’s power is...’
Zhao Ling-Er: ‘Yi-Ru’s power has awaken too early. I cannot let her fall into the tragic fate of the Nü Wa clan this soon...’
After retrieving the Evil-Sealing Pagoda with the other individuals from Ancient China, Zhao Ling-Er and her family set out to search for a Runestone of great power, so she could send everyone back to their times. They set off to Afire Volcano. By that time, the group had already got used to living in the realm of Humans; relaxed after the recent incidents, Yi-Ru suggested that they have a family trip, enjoying the happy gathering time with the others.
Li Hsiao-Yao: Yi-Ru, be good. Merely the missing of the Evil-Sealing Pagoda must have already caused a commotion back in Shushan.
Li Hsiao-Yao: Though we have retrieved the Evil-Sealing Pagoda, I have to return and ease the others...
Being capricious, Yi-Ru dragged Zhao Ling-Er with her. They ran into a forest, and accidentally intruded into werewolves’ turf. After driving off the wolves, the two went to a river and rested. It was not until now did Ling-Er admonish Yi-Ru, saying that she was as reckless as her father.
Li Yi-Ru: No, I’m not! Look, mother. Don’t you think I look more like you? We are like twins!
Zhao Ling-Er and her daughter peered at each other in the reflection on the water. The mother gently tied the daughter’s hair in buns, before carefully examining her delicate face.
Zhao Ling-Er: This is dear Hsiao-Yao’s nose...
Li Yi-Ru: But my eyes are just like mother’s...
The two frolicked as they strolled along the river.
Soon after Yi-Ru was born, Ling-Er had lost her life in a battle. She was unable to participate in Yi-Ru’s life until now. Thanks to marionette mite, a special creature in Ancient China that can act as a powerful vessel for others, Yue-Ru was granted the chance and ability to take care of Hsiao-Yao and Yi-Ru for Ling-Er; yet the vessel’s power faded after a few years.
To save Yue-Ru, Li Hsiao-Yao traveled around Ancient China for a suitable remedy. Evildoers like Master Yi Ye thus seized the opportunity to exert their despicable plans, causing Yi-Ru much troubles in her life...Ling-Er had witnessed it all in ghostland.
Zhao Ling-Er: Yi-Ru, would you blame me for leaving you so early?
Li Yi-Ru: Not at all. You sacrificed yourself to protect the Miaos. We should be the ones owing you, not the other way around...
Zhao Ling-Er lowered her body and hugged Yi-Ru tightly, attempting to moderate the godly power inside Yi-Ru. Yet wolf howls suddenly arose; she had no option but to withdraw her power, and fight the wolves together with Yi-Ru.
Li Yi-Ru: I am not letting you hurt my mother!
Zhao Ling-Er: Yi-Ru, don’t charge!
Li Yi-Ru: Don’t worry, mother. Leave it to me!
Zhao Ling-Er: ‘This is bad... I still need time to moderate the pneuma in Yi-Ru...’
Zhao Ling-Er: Yi-Ru! Come here!
Yi-Ru pulled back upon hearing Zhao Ling-Er’s words. Ling-Er told Yi-Ru to shadow her in uttering the Water-controlling spell. The two were able to walk on the river now. Being unable to get close, the wolves stayed by the river’s edge and stared at them.
Zhao Ling-Er attempted to summon a wave to flush away the wolves, but the godly power on Yi-Ru burst and further strengthened her spell; the soaring river had grown so enormous that it even flooded over Ling-Er and Yi-Ru themselves. Seeing that her daughter had fainted after the power outburst, Ling-Er cast a Technique as protection, before they eventually stopped on a rocky plain...
While holding Yi-Ru in her arms, Zhao Ling-Er began to balance the godly power inside Yi-Ru, prompting murmurs from the sleeping daughter. Ling-Er stroked her daughter’s hair softly, and reminisced about Yi-Ru’s adventure with Wang Hsiao-Hu... Maybe it was fate of the Nü Wa clan to sacrifice for the world and for their family when troubled times visit.
Zhao Ling-Er: Yi-Ru, I will now moderate the godly power inside you, so that you will be ready to face the fate of the Nü Wa clan.
Zhao Ling-Er: Promise me that you’ll uphold your usual passion when the time comes, alright?
Zhao Ling-Er: ‘Yi-Ru, I cannot stay with you forever, so I can only take this chance to help you train in getting familiarized with your own power...’
After a good while, Li Hsiao-Yao and Lin Yue-Ru finally caught up with them. Upon seeing the scene where Ling-Er was embracing Yi-Ru in her arms, tears streamed down Li Hsiao-Yao’s face.
Zhao Ling-Er: ‘Dear Hsiao-Yao has been bearing too much all along...’
Ling-Er and Lin Yue-Ru exchanged a glance, before the latter approached with a smile and hugged the trio.
Lin Yue-Ru: Sister Ling-Er, if it weren’t for you, how could he have become the chief of Shushan and a member of the Seven Saints?!
Zhao Ling-Er: That’s because dear Hsiao-Yao is brilliant. And so he could have such achievements...
Li Hsiao-Yao: But what is the point of all these? Instead of drinking alone on a mountain, I would rather have a reunion...
Li Yi-Ru: Dad, aren’t we now reunited?
Li Hsiao-Yao: Right! We have to be together forever and never separate ever again!
Lin Yue-Ru: You wish!
Zhao Ling-Er withheld her tears and silently immersed herself in the moment of reunion. Even if they would have to part in the future, as long as they remember each other, they will forever be together. There is no regret even if Ling-Er has to leave eventually.