124 — Fight to the Death; Gu Changge Revealing His Greatest Secret!
Even if Chi Ling was beaten to death now, she probably wouldn’t believe that Gu Changge was the successor of the Taboo Inheritance.
She didn’t even know that Gu Changge was the reason Ye Ling was in his current situation.
After all…Gu Changge and Ye Ling had never met before, so how could there be any hatred between the two of them?
There must be a conflict between the two of them for Gu Changge to target Ye Ling, right?
The thought never even crossed Chi Ling’s mind.
Right now, she was reveling in joy because of Gu Changge’s help.
“Lady Chi Ling, since you trust Ye Ling so much, then you must know Ye Ling’s whereabouts, right?”
Right then, Gu Changge asked with a puzzled expression.
“I don’t know, but I can find a way to contact him.”
Chi Ling thought for a moment and then told him the truth.
After all, she needed Gu Changge’s help, so how could she gain his trust if she didn’t tell him the truth?
Gu Changge couldn’t help but smile when he received the answer he desired.
It just so happened that he was trying to figure out a way to find Ye Ling’s whereabouts when the Heavens blessed him with this Chi Ling!
Afterwards, the two of them talked about other matters while wandering around the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace before reaching the Supreme Peak where Gu Changge resided.
From a distance, Chi Ling could see a beautiful woman with a flawless face and figure standing in front of a glorious palace’s gate. The woman had her arms crossed before her chest, and resembled a fairy untouched by the dust of the mortal world looking at everything with a cold gaze.
Her silk-like hair and robes fluttered because of the wind, and accentuated her proud figure.
In the eyes of the onlookers, however, she looked like a peerless Empress looking down on everything with a terrifying aura.
Chi Ling couldn’t help but shiver involuntarily.
“Brother Changge, she is Crown Princess Mingkong, right?”
Chi Ling asked with a nervous tone.
She couldn’t help but force herself to put on a smile. Although she was a Young Supreme who normally put on a cold and arrogant front, she couldn’t help but lower her head out of some fear when the woman in front of her stared down on her.
Gu Changge smiled and said to her, “She’s been a little angry with me recently for various reasons, so you don’t need to worry about her expression.”
A little angry?
Chi Ling was stunned by his response but immediately recovered.
Wouldn’t the fact that she walked around everywhere with Gu Changge cause some sort of misunderstanding now that Yue Mingkong saw the two of them together?
For some reason, she felt that she had to explain the truth of the matter to Yue Mingkong, so as to make sure that Yue Mingkong wouldn’t misunderstand anything.
It wasn’t that she feared Yue Mingkong, but that she didn’t want to offend her over such a minor matter.
In her opinion, at least, Gu Changge and Yue Mingkong were a match made in heaven. Many Young Supremes in the Upper Realm were tied together through an arranged marriage, but none of them could compare to the two of them.
Be it status, appearance, or talent, the two of them were perfect for each other.
What’s more? She had developed an even better impression of Gu Changge after talking to him for so long.
“I am worried that Crown Princess Mingkong will misunderstand us.”
Chi Ling said.
“Misunderstand us? She won’t misunderstand anything.”
Gu Changge replied with a smile.
Chi Ling no longer dwelled on the matter after listening to Gu Changge’s confident tone.
At the same time, she felt that Yue Mingkong was indeed as mighty as they claimed in the rumors. She was still young, yet already gave off the aura of a peerless Empress overlooking everything.
Afterwards, Chi Ling prepared to take her leave, but before leaving, she stood on her spot and thought for a while before saying, “By the way, Daoist Brother Changge, I was wondering who among the Young Supremes could be the true successor of the Taboo Inheritance?”
Gu Changge’s interest rose as he listened to her and asked, “Who do you think it might be, Lady Chi Ling?”
He didn’t believe that Chi Ling would guess him to be the successor of the Taboo Inheritance, but the prospects of getting a new blame-bearer after Ye Ling interested him.
“In my opinion, the most likely suspect is none other than the Ancient Immortal Ye Family’s Young Master, Ye Langtian…of course, that’s just my guess, and it might not be him. It’s just that he showed far too much malice towards Ye Ling…”
Chi Ling went silent for a few moments and then replied to Gu Changge.
She knew about Gu Changge and Ye Langtian’s friendship, but she believed that Gu Changge wouldn’t go behind her back and rat her out to Ye Langtian.
She believed in Gu Changge’s character.
Ye Langtian’s words and actions filled her mind with doubts about him.
“Oh! You think it might be Brother Ye?”
Gu Changge couldn’t help but chuckle at her words, and then asked with great interest, “Your words surprised me, Lady Chi Ling! I wonder why you don’t suspect me to be the successor of the Taboo Inheritance?”
Chi Ling didn’t even need to think for a response when he asked that question, and replied with a shake of her head, “Brother Changge, you have an esteemed status and you are destined for a great future! How can someone like you be the successor of the Taboo Inheritance? Someone like you wouldn’t even need to think about something like that.”
Anyone in the younger generation could be the successor of the Taboo Inheritance, but not Gu Changge.
That was impossible!
After all, a day would definitely come when the identity of the Taboo Inheritance’s successor would come to light, and Gu Changge’s esteemed identities destined him to never take that path.
Unless, of course, there was something wrong with his brain that made him willing to give up the identity of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family’s Young Master and the identity of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s future Palace Master.
Or maybe, if he was confident enough to reach invincibility that allowed him to subdue the entire world in the future.
“I never expected Lady Chi Ling to put so much trust in me! This Gu is truly honored.”
Gu Changge replied with a deep smile.
Afterwards, Chi Ling turned into a brilliant ray of light and left for her Family’s residence to prepare for the moment when the Ancient Immortal Continent would be opened.
The smile on Gu Changge’s face disappeared and he walked towards his palace.
“That was Chi Ling, the Holy Maiden of the Vermillion Bird Family, right?”
Yue Mingkong asked him outside the palace.
Of course, she knew Chi Ling, who was one of Ye Ling’s close confidantes in her previous life.
In this life, however, Chi Ling was talking and laughing with Gu Changge like they were friends, and that surprised Yue Mingkong.
On one hand, Ye Ling was framed by Gu Changge and had nowhere to go as he hid from the world lest they beat him to death, and on the other hand, Gu Changge went around getting close to Ye Ling’s future beauty and discussed who knows whatever with her.
Yue Mingkong had no idea what to say about this.
It appeared that Chi Ling was also one of the pawns destined to be used by Gu Changge.
“Mingkong, so you recognize her, eh?”
Gu Changge asked with a smile and then reached out his arm to pull Yue Mingkong’s slender waist closer to him, but Yue Mingkong moved back and avoided his touch.
Visible rage could be seen in her pair of eyes that wished to blow him up, and she made it clear that there was no way she would let him touch her.
“Mingkong, are you still angry with your husband?”
Gu Changge felt his head ache and said with a sigh, “You have been angry with your husband since that night! Just when will you give up this rage?”
It would have been great if he didn’t mention that night, but now that he did, the rage in Yue Mingkong’s eyes flared up and a cold light flashed past her pupils.
She sent innumerable people to investigate the matter, but none of them could discover the identity of the woman Gu Changge went out to meet that night.
The news about Ye Ling inheriting the Taboo Inheritance and various other events and uproars made it almost impossible for her to find out the truth.
Even now, Yue Mingkong had no idea what method Gu Changge used to put the blame on Ye Ling’s head so easily.
“Don’t try to touch me if you aren’t going to tell me that vixen’s identity!”
Yue Mingkong gave Gu Changge a cold glare
“You will know what you are meant to know, but make sure you don’t ask about what you shouldn’t know. But then again, Mingkong, don’t you have some suspicions about your husband about everything that happened?”
The smile on Gu Changge’s face vanished after he heard his words, and he watched her with an expression of interest.
Yue Mingkong felt her heart freeze when she heard Gu Changge’s words and understood the meaning behind them.
Still, she made sure to not show any abnormality on her face as she asked, “What suspicions?”
Gu Changge shook his head with a regretful expression and said, “With how smart you are, you should know not to pretend in front of me.”
Yue Mingkong narrowed her phoenix eyes as a ray of vigilance flashed past them, and a short sword covered in brilliant runes silently appeared in her hand hidden inside her sleeve.
She understood Gu Changge well.
The more casual he acted, the worse the blade that would get pushed through your heart.
She had followed Gu Changge everywhere and seen almost everything he did and everywhere he went.
Gu Changge easily put the entire Taboo Inheritance on Ye Ling’s head and the most crucial part about that entire matter? Bai Lie’s corpse that showed signs of getting ravaged by the [Immortal Devouring Demonic Art].
It was the exposure of Bai Lie’s corpse that confirmed Ye Ling’s identity as the successor of the Taboo Inheritance.
As for how Bai Lie died? Yue Mingkong understood that better than anyone else.
It happened when Gu Changge left their courtyard that night and disappeared off to who knows where.
She could pretend not to know, but that wouldn’t help her in any way. As long as she wasn’t dumb, Gu Changge could tell that she could tell that either he was the successor of the Taboo Inheritance, or he had something to do with the actual successor of the Taboo Inheritance.
Both guesses led to Gu Changge’s greatest secret.
It’s just that she already knew about Gu Changge’s greatest secret due to her regression to the past — it’s just that she didn’t reveal the truth and kept acting like she had no idea about his secret.
But the events that took place recently made it so that she couldn’t not know Gu Changge’s secret…
Right now, Gu Changge thought of her as someone who knew the fact that he was the successor of the Taboo Inheritance.
All of it sounded far-fetched, but it was the truth.
The reason Gu Changge didn’t talk about the matter before was probably to see how she would react after finding out the truth about him.
The identity of the Taboo Inheritance’s successor was Gu Changge’s greatest secret, and he wouldn’t allow anyone who knew about it to live.
So…she had been in quite some danger over the last few days.
Gu Changge could have killed her at any moment!
With Gu Changge’s character, he definitely didn’t give a damn about their meager relationship.
It’s just that Gu Changge had yet to decide when, where, and how he would kill her, so Yue Mingkong couldn’t help but raise her vigilance when she heard Gu Changge ask that question out of nowhere right now.
The Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace was Gu Changge’s backyard and he even had a Great Sacred Realm master hiding in the dark, so killing her wouldn’t be hard for him if he desired to do so.
Yue Mingkong’s phoenix eyes turned cold and she recalled the scene of the night of her wedding from her previous life. At the same time, she could feel the all-so-familiar murderous intent from that night, too.
She never thought that she would have to battle Gu Changge to death so soon in this life.
The relationship between the two of them — although there wasn’t much communication between the two of them and Gu Changge even made fun of her every now and then — made Yue Mingkong somewhat unwilling to go down that route.
She never experienced something like that in her previous life.
The runes inside up her sleeve increased and revolved in full speed as Yue Mingkong tightened her grasp on her sword.
She had made a lot of preparations to deal with Gu Changge, but right now, she estimated that she only had a thirty percent chance of coming out on top.
“Mingkong, I am liking you more and more! You are beautiful, sensible, decent, and powerful…you are an ideal and perfect wife.”
A faint smile appeared on Gu Changge’s face and he approached Yue Mingkong while talking.
“An ideal and perfect wife?”
Gu Changge’s words shook Yue Mingkong and she was somewhat stunned.
But soon, she realized that Gu Changge was using words to break down her defenses — it was obvious that he had decided to lay down all of his cards before her now.
A chill went down Yue Mingkong’s back as she came to this realization.
“Mingkong, you are so smart, so why do you pretend to not understand anything? So many days have passed, so you should have figured everything out, no?”
Gu Changge sighed with regret.
“What are you talking about, Changge? I don’t understand your words.”
Yue Mingkong coldly stared at Gu Changge, but she knew that he was talking about the [Immortal Devouring Demonic Art].
“Are you still not willing to say the truth?”
Gu Changge continued with a light sigh, “You should already know that Ye Ling’s not the successor of the Taboo Inheritance, he’s the successor of the Ancient Heavenly Emperor of Reincarnation — you are the one who told me this.”
“The rumors that spread around should have made it clear to you, so why are you pretending to not know anything?”
Yue Mingkong fell silent after listening to his words.
Right now, even if she said that she didn’t understand anything, it wouldn’t matter.
“Are you going to kill me now?”
Yue Mingkong stared at Gu Changge and continued, “I know that you are the true successor of the Taboo Inheritance.”
Gu Changge’s expression showed no change and he chuckled at her response and said, “See! You should have confessed earlier, instead of wasting time by pretending not to know.”
“The fact that I am the successor of the Taboo Inheritance is important, indeed, and I do want to kill you…”
Gu Changge stopped speaking after saying that and showed a regretful expression.
“Oh! So why haven’t you done it then?”
Yue Mingkong asked with a puzzled expression.
Gu Changge had already revealed the fact that she knew about his identity as the successor of the Taboo Inheritance, so why didn’t he strike to murder her?
Gu Changge showed a meaningful smile and responded to her question with, “It’s because I can’t bear to!”
Yue Mingkong was stunned by his words, and her eyes widened in surprise as she wondered if she had misheard him.
She knew Gu Changge’s greatest secret, yet he couldn’t bear to kill her?
Right now, she was somewhat stunned as she never expected Gu Changge to say such a thing.
“You aren’t going to kill me…”
Yue Mingkong still couldn’t believe what she heard.
“Mingkong, it seems that you have a serious misunderstanding about your husband,” Gu Changge responded to her with a calm expression, and then continued with a shake of his head, “Why would I let you know all of this if I really wanted to kill you?”
[spoiler title=”Gu Changge’s Stats”]
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
- Heir of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace
- Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
- Dao Bone
- Devil Heart
Cultivation Base: Late Stage of the Conferred King Realm
- Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer (90%)]
- Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
- Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
- Void Ability (Talent)
- Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
- Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 12000
Fortune Value: 2500 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
- X3 | Fortune Plundering Card
- X1 | Domain Traversing Talisman
- X1 | Formation Breaking Talisman
- X1 | Divine-grade Aura Concealment Talisman
[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 | Gu Xian’er
- Conferred King – Gu Changge (Late Stage) | Ye Langtian (Initial Stage) | Yue Mingkong (Initial Stage | Late 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.