Archean Eon Art - Chapter 225
Chapter 225 – Clearing His Name
Chapter 225: Clearing His Name
Meng Chuan grabbed his father’s arm and transformed into lightning as he rushed towards Archean Mountain.
After crossing rivers and mountains, the scenery quickly changed. The father-son duo traveled at high speed.
“Chuan’er.” Meng Dajiang sensed his son’s speed. From the side, he could tell how impressive his son was! He was much faster than Marquis Gong Xu despite carrying him. “Chuan’er, there’s really no need to go to Archean Mountain. I don’t wish to embarrass you,” said Meng Dajiang.
Meng Chuan looked at his father before continuing to look ahead with slightly red eyes. He did not want to argue with his father. He was certain of his father’s innocence. He wanted Archean Mountain to clear his father’s name.
I-if father really colluded with the Skydemon Sect, what should I do? With this in mind, Meng Chuan felt a heart-wrenching pain. He didn’t believe his father had committed those crimes.
He must have been framed. My father must be innocent.
He and his father traveled 5,000 kilometers. Meng Chuan had a clouded mind the entire journey. Too many distracting thoughts collided with each other, but he soon arrived at Archean Mountain.
“Senior Brother Meng.” The Godfiends guarding the mountain immediately greeted Meng Chuan warmly when they saw him.
“Mmm.” Meng Chuan responded neutrally and rushed towards Grotto-Heaven Pavilion like lightning with his father.
Grotto-Heaven Pavilion’s old steward was already waiting. He took the initiative to lead the duo into Grotto-Heaven Pavilion and to a pavilion in the back garden. Supremacy Qin Wu—whose long hair draped over his shoulders—was sitting there drinking tea and reading.
Meng Chuan fell to his knees with a thud. He kowtowed and solemnly said, “I forcefully brought Father from Wu State Capital’s dungeon to Archean Mountain. I know of my crime and am willing to be punished. I only seek Master’s pity. As a son, please investigate the truth behind my father’s collusion with the Skydemon Sect! I only wish for the truth!”
By the side, Meng Dajiang could not help but feel heartache and self-reproach when he saw his son kneel and beg.
“Silly child.” When Supremacy Qin Wu saw this, he sighed gently. “You have protected nearly an entire state for the human race. You have killed countless demons and saved countless people. You have done a great service to all of humanity. How can I allow your father to be sentenced to death for no good reason? Your concern has made you lose your mind.”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan lowered his head.
“You rashly took someone to Archean Mountain. On account of your hard work over the years and how deep your relationship is with your father, the punishment will be waived.” Qin Wu looked at Meng Chuan. “You can’t be this rash again in the future. If you’re really worried, just report the matter to me. Don’t tell me you don’t trust me?”
Meng Chuan immediately said, “Of course I trust you, Master.”
Qin Wu looked at Meng Dajiang and said to Meng Chuan, “Wu State has also submitted the evidence of this case. From the evidence, there’s indeed no problem. What do you think of this case?”
“My father-in-law and my father are life-and-death friends. They have known each other for 30 years, and he believes that my father would never collude with the Skydemon Sect,” said Meng Chuan. “My father brought me up. I carefully recalled my childhood, and it only makes me conclude that my father isn’t that kind of person. Now that my father has admitted it… I can only suspect that it’s a result of someone controlling my father’s heart or altering his memories.”
“Controlling heart and altering memories?” Qin Wu nodded slightly. “Your father is a Godfiend. If the other party wanted to do this, they had to have reached the Realm of Dao with illusions at the very least. Seeing through these illusions are even harder. There aren’t even five Godfiends on Archean Mountain that can investigate such foul play.”
Meng Chuan understood. Even Marquis Godfiends—that specialized in illusions—might not be able to discover the truth.
“Now, powerful Godfiends are stationed everywhere,” said Qin Wu. “I can give it a try, but I only have 70 to 80 percent confidence. If I fail, I’ll send you both to look for King Desire Redemption. King Desire Redemption is the best at illusions in Archean Mountain.”
“Thank you, Master.” Meng Chuan was extremely grateful.
After all, his master was a Creation Supremacy. He had a long lifespan and a powerful Essence Soul. He had reached an extremely high and profound level in his cultivation of mystic techniques. If his master said that he was 70 to 80 percent confident, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Qin Wu looked at Meng Dajiang and smiled. “Sit.”
Meng Dajiang smiled and immediately sat on the stool opposite him. Clearly, he was being controlled by Qin Wu.
“Meng Chuan, I need to read your father’s memories to investigate. You won’t mind, right?” asked Qin Wu.
“I don’t mind.” Meng Chuan nodded. Whether it was his master or King Desire Redemption, any investigation of such foul play required going through his father’s memories.
“Even if he finds his memories blurry, they will remain clear amidst the soul.” Qin Wu began scouring through Meng Dajiang’s memories.
Scenes of memories, voices, and images appeared.
Day after day, month after month, year after year… It was a massive endeavor.
Qin Wu diverted his attention as he smiled and said, “Memories are extremely delicate. The events that happened three years ago will often be recalled for the next three years, fusing with other memories. Therefore, if one has a tampered memory, just looking through their memories might reveal a discrepancy.”
Oh? Qin Wu exclaimed in surprise. “Your mother is still alive? Grand Yin Holy Maiden, Bai Nianyun?”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan nodded. “I just learned of it. I don’t even dare to believe it completely.”
“You can believe it.” Qin Wu looked at Meng Dajiang and skimmed through his memories. “Your father and your mother were together for eight years. They have deep feelings for each other, and he has been thinking about her. These memories span decades. It’s impossible for the other party to change all his memories because they need to do it flawlessly. Besides, according to what I know, Bai Nianyun left the mountain and traveled for quite a long time. She also lost contact with Black Sand Grotto-Heaven during that period of time. Black Sand Grotto-Heaven had tried all means to track Bai Nianyun’s whereabouts. There was also a demon invasion when you were six. It was indeed a Grand Yin Holy Maiden who slew the demon monarchs.”
Having read every demon invasion record, Qin Wu naturally remembered it clearly.
My mom, Bai Nianyun? Meng Chuan’s heart trembled.
His master’s words had confirmed the truth.
From the intelligence, Bai Nianyun was only a Marquis Godfiend from Black Sand Grotto-Heaven. In his memories, his mother was a gentle woman.
Oh? Qin Wu frowned slightly as his eyes emitted a faint colorful light that seeped into Meng Dajiang’s body and into his soul.
Meng Chuan held his breath.
After ten minutes, Qin Wu closed his eyes. He then opened his eyes and looked at Meng Chuan. “It’s been confirmed.”
Confirmed? Meng Chuan’s eyes lit up as his heart raced.
“Your father’s memories have indeed been tampered with,” said Qin Wu. “The method used is very brilliant. Back when your mother left, your father tried his best to become stronger. He was even willing to become a Demon Annihilation Guild assassin. The person inserted memories of your father colluding with the Skydemon Sect during this period…
“Furthermore, that person made Meng Dajiang think that he regretted such actions and would not do such a thing again in the future. From then on, Meng Dajiang hid this secret at the bottom of his heart and didn’t wish to mention it to others. He didn’t even want to recall it again! As such, it’s only natural that he seldom recalls such memories. Thus, Meng Dajiang subconsciously believes that he doesn’t want to bring this matter up because he doesn’t wish to recall this unbearable memory.”
Meng Chuan nodded immediately. His father had been wronged! He had been wronged!
“I’ve carefully checked your father’s memories of the past few days. I’ve also compared them to your father’s detailed memories,” said Qin Wu with a smile. “Although the person made your father forget it, the soul isn’t that simple. The person’s illusion skill has probably just reached the Realm of Dao. His understanding of the soul isn’t that deep, so I was still able to find your father’s true memories from recent times.
“I found the person’s appearance.” Qin Wu waved his hand as an illusory figure appeared in front of him. It was an ordinary-looking, gray-robed, middle-aged man.
Meng Chuan stared carefully. It was this person?
“More than a month ago, he met your father and secretly attacked him. Don’t just stare at him like a fool. He definitely changed his appearance,” said Qin Wu with a smile. “However, with your father’s soul watching, it’s as though he saw him with his own eyes. He has already formed some connection with him. This way, I can pry into the heavenly secrets to deduce his identity.”