111 — Attacking in Shame and Despair; Sword Slash as Payback!
“Did your breakthrough to the Conferred Lord Realm inflate your ego?”
“Or could it be that you are itching for a beating after I didn’t bully you for a while? Ah! Gu Xian’er, could it be that you truly believe there’s any hope for you to get revenge on me after getting a good master?”
Gu Changge squatted in front of her with a playful smile, and pinched Gu Xian’er pretty, little nose a bit harder.
Gu Xian’er, on the other hand, could only grit her teeth and glare at him with rage and unwillingness filling her eyes.
What did he mean by saying that her breakthrough had inflated her ego?
Why couldn’t she get revenge on him after getting a great master?
She was sure that Gu Changge was making fun of her.
Gu Changge’s actions maddened her.
Of course, the main reason behind her rage was still discouragement and unwillingness.
She had worked hard, and diligently cultivated atop a spiritual bluestone every single day — the morning dew was her breakfast, while the essence of the sun and the moon was what nourished her; she cultivated peerless Mystical Abilities in every moment, yet what did all that hardship bring about?
She only desired to take revenge on Gu Changge, and smash his hateful face on the ground to make him regret the endless pain he inflicted upon her.
Just now, she was full of confidence; she believed that now that she had broken through to the Conferred Lord Realm, few among her peers could rival her, and she finally had some hope.
After all, Gu Changge wasn’t able to reach the same level as her back when he was the same age as her, so he shouldn’t be able to look down on her anymore, right?
Gu Xian’er merely wanted to prove that she was stronger and more talented than Gu Changge, and then defeat him to write off the hatred that existed between them over what happened in the past.
What she didn’t expect, however, was that Gu Changge could easily suppress her with a single palm even after she attacked him with her full strength.
His palm was simply too fast!
The result discouraged Gu Xian’er — she felt unwilling, depressed, resentful, and dejected. In short, she felt a mix of various feelings of discouragement.
She had merely wanted to defeat Gu Changge with her own strength, without relying on any treasures bestowed upon her by her masters.
Alas! The result was that Gu Changge could easily kill her if he so desired, and she didn’t even have the ability to protect herself!
Gu Xian’er stared daggers at Gu Changge as she came upon this realization; it was as if she wished to stab innumerable holes through his body just from her glare.
‘One must never lose in terms of momentum.’
This was what one of her masters ingrained deep in her mind.
“Gu Changge, don’t be so proud of yourself! You are stronger today because your Realm is above mine, but once my Realm catches up to yours, I will definitely repay you for today’s humiliation.”
Gu Xian’er coldly spat those words at him.
“But you must catch up to me for that.”
“Do you really think you can kill me and get your revenge with your measly ability? Gu Xian’er, aren’t you thinking too highly of yourself?”
Gu Changge’s cold and indifferent voice fell into Gu Xian’er’s ears once more. He sounded like a god standing high above, who was looking down at her with contempt. His attitude stunned her, and she ground her teeth in soaring rage.
Alas! The palm that he condensed to suppress her was still pressing down on her, and that prevented her from moving in any way…adding to the humiliation was the fact that Gu Changge was tightly holding on to her nose!
This made her almost go crazy and lose her mind out of despair!
“Gu Changge, don’t you dare go too far! I will kill you!”
Gu Xian’er growled at Gu Changge through gritted teeth, like a cat that had it’s tail stepped on.
“I gave you the opportunity to kill me for your revenge, but you didn’t cherish it; Gu Xian’er, you have disappointed me greatly with these words and actions.”
Gu Changge’s showed a calm and carefree expression.
To Gu Xian’er, he looked like a cold Immortal from the ninth layer of Heaven without a trace of emotion.
Gu Xian’er’s head buzzed because of his words, and she was stunned.
She disappointed him?
Why was he disappointed in her?
Shouldn’t he be very happy that she couldn’t beat him, and that he could easily suppress her?
What did Gu Changge mean by those words?
Did he help her get better cultivation conditions so she could kill him?
Gu Xian’er couldn’t understand what went through his mind anymore, and kept looking at Gu Changge with dimmed eyes.
Gu Changge, on the other hand, didn’t say anything anymore.
In his opinion, Gu Xian’er was just looking for a thrashing.
Since she had a cold and aloof personality, she should act like a cold and aloof person, too.
Alas! She loved to rush out and provoke him at every turn, so he couldn’t help but desire to bully her.
What was wrong with her not cultivating by the Great Elder’s side and quietly increasing her strength?
Wasn’t that what everyone desired?
Instead of committing to honest cultivation, she kept on thinking about unrelated nonsense that she couldn’t achieve with her little strength, and kept on increasing her hatred for him by pinning actions that he hadn’t even done on him.
True, he was the one who had to bear responsibility for digging out her Dao Bone, but that was because the Original back then was dominated by his demonic nature — he didn’t do it because that’s what he desired from the bottom of his heart.
If the System had activated earlier and suppressed his demonic nature, then Gu Changge would have never dug out her Dao Bone.
After all, he had a better method to improve himself.
Gu Xian’er, on the other hand, was stupid and hell bent on avenging herself by trying to kill him.
Gu Changge not killing her outright was already a great kindness to her, yet she was still plotting on how to deal with him.
It’s just that he didn’t have time to pay attention to her recently, so he left her with the Great Elder so she could cultivate well, and even stimulated the Great Elder into teaching her more diligently.
Gu Changge had given her a great opportunity and favor, yet this naive lass was still dumb enough to focus on other matters.
Just what went through that little brain of hers to make her do something like this?
Was she feeling unwell because he ignored her for too long?
Was she feeling lonely?
Various thoughts flashed through Gu Changge’s mind.
But well, since she took the initiative to deliver herself to his doorstep, there was no way he would let her walk back without a good lesson.
He had to teach her the vastness of the Heavens and the Earth!
If he didn’t do that right now, then she would get carried away and start to cause trouble for him after every minor breakthrough.
“I will let you off with a small punishment today, but if there’s a next time again, then I will throw you in a dungeon and suppress you down there for a good few years…”
Gu Changge said with a calm expression.
Right after that, a certain sound resounded in the surroundings.
Gu Xian’er was stunned and left in a momentary daze.
She couldn’t believe what he did, and then, her face turned crimson!
She was shocked and embarrassed — today was the first day someone dared to spank her after she grew up, and the one who did that was none other than Gu Changge, the person she hated the most!
Yue Mingkong, who was standing to the side, was also stunned by the scene in front of her.
Although Gu Changge’s attitude towards Gu Xian’er was a little strange, it was of course great that he had no killing intent towards her.
An elder brother teaching a lesson to a disobedient younger sister was alright, but he was surely going a bit too far by spanking her when she was already a grown up…
Still, since the one doing it was Gu Changge, spanking her couldn’t be considered excessive at all, and instead, it could be regarded as a minor punishment.
After all, Gu Changge not baring his fangs and ripping her throat apart was already a massive boon.
Fortunately, the three of them were the only ones present at the scene, so Gu Xian’er wouldn’t have to worry about the matter spreading outside.
Yue Mingkong opened her mouth to persuade Gu Xian’er, but realized that Gu Xian’er had already lost her mind.
“GU CHANGGE, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU! LET ME GO, I WILL FIGHT YOU TO DEATH TODAY…”
Gu Xian’er gritted her teeth and roared at Gu Changge with a frosty expression.
Oh! How she desired to chop off Gu Changge’s hand.
Gu Changge, on the other hand, showed no change in his indifferent expression, and said, “Want to avenge yourself and kill me? Then go and improve your skills before you come back; don’t make me look down on you any more.”
Afterwards, he shook his head with a hint of regret and disappointment, and then stood up to return to his residence.
Right then, a terrifying aura burst out of Gu Xian’er’s body. Her frosty face turned as cold as the bottom of a glacier, and she took out a large, pitch-black broadsword that radiated a thick killing intent.
The pitch-black sword flew towards the sky, and countless terrifying visions spread in its surroundings. One could see mighty Emperors covered in deep, blood-oozing wounds, slaughtered Immortals, and a collapsing Universe.
The power contained in the sword was too terrifying!
It was like a sword of destruction which contained unmatched might that could obliterate the Heavens if unleashed.
“What’s going on?”
“It’s scary! Just what is going on at the Supreme Peak? Isn’t that True Disciple Gu residence? Could someone be fighting there?”
The sudden appearance of the murderous visions startled all the disicples of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and they came out of their respective peaks and islands to watch the horrifying scene from afar.
Their souls trembled as the oppressive aura of the terrifying, pitch-black sword spread everywhere, and almost forced them to kneel.
That divine power radiated a might no worse than a Sacred Realm master’s blow, and it could easily obliterate anything that came in its way!
Those who felt the brunt of the oppressive aura were none other than the disciples on the Supreme Peak, who felt terror overpower their reasoning, and felt stiffled under the unbearable pressure that suddenly descended upon them.
Who could have thought that Gu Xian’er could come up with such a blow?
“How can Gu Xian’er possess something that can bring out an aura that surpasses the Sacred Realm? If it wasn’t for her lack of strength, I am afraid she would be able to bring about even more terrifying strength.”
Many Elders appeared in the sky and watched the scene with a frown. Although they were old monsters, even they felt their hearts palpitate.
Gu Xian’er might be young, but her background was absolutely terrifying, so there was no wonder that the Elders treated her with some restraints.
They had dug around for Gu Xian’er’s origins, and knew already that she was related to the Ancient Immortal Gu Family, but they weren’t sure about the rest of her history. Now that they watched the terrifying, heaven-shattering sword light in the sky, their curiosity about her origin couldn’t help but intensify.
“Gu Changge and Gu Xian’er seem to have a deep grudge between them, but as a descendent of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family, Gu Changge shouldn’t have to worry too much about that sword light; still, I am sure that he will suffer a little, at least…”
One of the Elders couldn’t help but say this as he stared at the scene on the Supreme Peak.
“That old monster’s sword intent…to think that he would give something like this to Gu Xian’er! Gu Changge, this brat, brought this upon himself, so he surely can’t blame this old man for what is about to befall him…”
The Great Elder had already returned to calm, and showed an Immortal-like demeanor as he watched everything from inside the Void. He couldn’t help but laugh a little and stroke his beard in joy as he watched the scene on the Supreme Peak.
After all, it wasn’t every day that one got to see Gu Changge in a tough situation!
Seeing Gu Changge in a tough spot put the Great Elder at ease, and he felt as if he got to drink refreshing spring water on a blistering summer day!
In his opinion, even if Gu Changge didn’t outright die today, he would still lose a layer of skin. After all, Gu Xian’er had already lost her reason and directly sacrificed the pitch-black sword to deal with him.
No matter how strong Gu Changge might be, or how many cards he might have up his sleeve, he will have to shed a layer of skin under her assault.
In the next moment, however, the Great Elder’s expression froze and his brows wrinkled, as if he had seen a ghost or something — one had to know that there weren’t many things in the world that could shock him, but today, he was definitely shocked by what he saw in front of him.
Gu Changge had yet to enter his palace when he noticed the pitch-black sword that Gu Xian’er brought out; he had long expected something similar, so his calm expression showed no change as he turned around and stared at the blade in her hands.
Yue Mingkong’s complexion also changed, and she wanted to stop Gu Xian’er, but it was already too late.
After everything was said and done, Gu Changge had finally let Gu Xian’er off without killing her, but if Gu Xian’er didn’t stop right now, then it would be equal to her tearing all face with Gu Changge.
Once that transpired, she wouldn’t have a good end!
With Gu Xian’er’s current ability, she had absolutely no chance of competing with Gu Changge if she really tore all face with him…unless she went back to hide in the Peach Village, or asked some of her masters to help her.
Yue Mingkong wasn’t worried about Gu Changge.
She knew just how many cards Gu Changge had up his sleeve, so she couldn’t imagine Gu Xian’er killing him with her current blow no matter how mighty and flashy it might appear to the outsiders.
She was worried about the situation taking a turn for the worse, and not ending well.
Gu Xian’er, on the other hand, felt regret as soon as she initiated her blow. Rage had thoroughly overtaken her mind just now, and she directly brought out the mighty sword that her Grand Master had given to her, to make mincemeat out of Gu Changge!
This wasn’t in line with her desire to defeat Gu Changge in an open and fair match.
What’s more? Gu Changge had only bullied her and taught her a lesson, he hadn’t tried to kill her, so she was going overboard by doing what she did.
Alas! It was too late for her to stop now.
Gu Xian’er quickly withdrew most of her power from the pitch-black sword, but how could that completely stop it from cutting down her adversary?
The razor-sharp sword light alone could cleave through anything that stood in its path, be it mountains or seas!
The Void trembled, and countless brilliant runes flew around and filled the sky.
“Gu Changge, get out of the way…”
Anxiety clawed at Gu Xian’er’s heart, and she couldn’t help but shout at Gu Changge to move out of her attack’s path.
She was the one who shot at him, and she was also the one who wanted him to dodge her attack the most, and this sent her emotions in a turmoil — she never wanted to use such a method to triumph over Gu Changge.
Gu Changge, however, ignored her call and stood in front of his palace’s entrance with a calm gaze that watched her sword slash descend upon him. He showed not a slight change in his expression as he let the sword slash at him without a shred of resistance.
His calm expression flustered Gu Xian’er even more.
“This sword…I will consider it payback for your pain…”
Gu Changge said with a faint voice.
After that, he quietly watched the knife descend upon his shoulder and cleave through the entire upper half of his body.
Immediately, he felt a terrible pain assault his mind as the blade tore open his body, but the calm expression on his face still showed no change — one couldn’t even see a slight frown between his brows.
Soon, blood spurted everywhere, and a bright and mysterious light shone from one of the bones that seemed to contain the runes and aura of the Great Dao.
Under the assault of the blade, fine, thread-like cracks appeared on the bone with a faint clicking sound.
Yue Mingkong was shocked when she saw the scene in front of her.
She couldn’t believe her own eyes!
She never expected Gu Changge to take Gu Xian’er’s attack without any act of retaliation.
With his ability, he could easily resist her attack if he so desired, after all!
[spoiler title=”Gu Changge’s Stats”]
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
Identity: True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace | Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
Innate Bloodline(s): Devil Heart | Dao Bone
Cultivation: Conferred King (Middle Stage) [Public] | Heavenly God (Initial Stage) [Hidden]
- Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer (60%)]
- Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
- Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
- Void Ability (Talent)
- Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
- Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 6000
Fortune Value: 1800 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
- Fortune Plundering Card x3
- Domain Traversing Talisman x1
- Formation Breaking Talisman x1
[spoiler title=”Cultivation Realms”]
- Mortal Physique – Trash Leek Lin Tian.
- Spirit Ocean – None worth mentioning.
- Spirit Palace – None worth mentioning.
- Transcendent – Su Qingge, Ye Chen, Chu Xuan (was half-step, but I think he got through to it), other Holy Sons, Holy Maidens, and Princes, etc.
- Great-Transcendent – Elder-level Figures of the Azure Lower Realm.
- Saint – Sect Masters, Patriarchs of the Azure Lower Realm | Ye Liuli
- Conferred Lord – Young Supremes of the Upper Realm | Yue Mingkong (on the surface) | Gu Xian’er
- Conferred King – Gu Changge (Middle Stage) | Ye Langtian (Initial Stage)
- False God – A’Da.
- True God – None Yet.
- Heavenly God – Gu Changge.
- God King – Old Ming, Aunt Xue.
- Sacred Realm – None worth mentioning.
- Great Sacred Realm – Yan Ji | Elder-level Figures of Ancient Immortal Families.
- Quasi-Supreme – None Yet.
- Supreme – Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
- Beyond Supreme – Ancestors, I think. | Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
Note: Beyond Supreme is not a real cultivation Realm, and I just put it here for Gu Lintian and Ancestor-level figures of Heritages at the level of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family.