125 ― What the Hell; Touched By His Words!
Yue Mingkong’s head buzzed and her mind went blank as she couldn’t believe what she saw and heard.
In her previous life, Gu Changge murdered her in cold blood on their wedding night just because there was a chance she might reveal his greatest secret — the scene still appeared fresh in her mind — yet today, not only did Gu Changge reveal his greatest secret to her on his own initiative, he even said that he couldn’t bring himself to kill her?
To be honest, this somewhat confused Yue Mingkong and her grip on the sword inside her sleeve loosened.
She couldn’t tell whether Gu Changge was telling the truth or not, but it was an undeniable fact that she couldn’t sense any killing intent from him.
So…the fearsome appearance he put on just now was only to scare her?
Yue Mingkong gritted her teeth when she came at this realization and couldn’t understand what to feel at the moment.
She was both sour and touched at the same time.
She couldn’t understand why Gu Changge chose not to kill her, and wondered if he was planning to control her mind using the Taboo Inheritance?
After all, such a possibility existed and he might plant some seal inside her mind when she relaxed.
But…she felt that she might be thinking too much into the matter. Compared to her previous life, the Gu Changge in this life seemed to have changed by a lot.
Although he was still an evil, ruthless, and indifferent monster, he did seem to treat the people around him with great kindness.
Yue Mingkong’s mind was in a mess.
“It wasn’t like I could have hidden the matter of the Taboo Inheritance from you since you could have guessed it anyway, so don’t pretend to not know something you already know about in front of me in the future.”
Gu Changge couldn’t help but laugh at her when he watched Yue Mingkong freeze with a face full of disbelief, and went a few steps towards her and took her in his embrace.
Yue Mingkong’s body stiffened for a moment, but she soon relaxed and calmed down.
She lay in her embrace without a word and felt like she needed to sort out her thoughts.
Gu Changge watched her dazed expression and thought that she looked somewhat interesting.
Just a moment ago, Yue Mingkong was seething and ready to duke it out with him, yet in the very next moment…
This amused Gu Changge.
Had he desired to murder her, he would have already done it and wouldn’t have waited until today.
Anyway, Yue Mingkong was a regressor, so she probably already knew about his greatest secret that was the Taboo Inheritance — it was just that she didn’t expose it for some reason.
It was probably because she didn’t want to see a day where the entire world would hunt him down.
How could Gu Changge not feel her love and care from her actions?
As for how he framed Ye Ling? Although Yue Mingkong didn’t experience the entire thing herself, she had probably already guessed how he did it.
It was nothing more than murdering Bai Lie using the [Immortal Devouring Demonic Art], and then picking the right moment to reveal his corpse and putting the blame on Ye Ling’s head.
In this way, she coudn’t pretend to not know Gu Changge’s greatest secret even if she wanted to.
Gu Changge merely revealed his secret of his own accord and added some pretty words that could help him make Yue Mingkong put down some of her defenses against him.
If he didn’t do it, then Yue Mingkong would spend her days in fear, keeping herself on high alert every moment of the day…to be honest, Gu Changge didn’t feel well seeing her like that.
Of course, he understood that it wouldn’t be so simple to resolve the pain and hatred Yue Mingkong experienced in her previous life.
Well, every meal had to be eaten one bite at a time, and every plan had to be executed one step at a time, so Gu Changge wasn’t in a hurry.
What’s more? Yue Mingkong still held some suspicions towards him and didn’t believe every word that came out of his mouth.
In addition, Gu Changge also wanted to know just what kind of previous life did Yue Mingkong experience?
After all, the one who killed her wasn’t him but the body dominated by the Devil Heart.
Was there an anomaly in the world that let her capture some fragments of memory from her future self, or was she someone who somehow traveled through the river of time and got to witness the future…
Anything was possible.
The Heavenly Daddy protected the Favored Children of Heaven, after all, while all he received from the Heavenly Daddy was its malice!
However, all of these were merely Gu Changge’s speculations.
It was also possible that Yue Mingkong really experienced such a life and then returned back in time to live in this timeline.
The Dao of Time was a supreme and incomprehensible Dao.
Even Immortals found it difficult to travel through the river of time as and when they pleased, as there was a mystical fog shrouding everything. The future kept changing all the time, so getting a glimpse of it was already hard enough, so not much had to be said when it came to traveling to and from the future.
Alas! This made it hard for Gu Changge to understand some things.
“Aren’t you afraid I will expose your secret if you don’t kill me?”
Finally, Yue Mingkong gently broke free from Gu Changge’s embrace and stood around a meter away from him and intently stared at him with her cold-yet-gorgeous eyes.
“I am afraid, yes— how can I not be afraid? But there’s nothing I can do if you do decide to expose my secret. If that happens then I will have no choice but to admit my misfortune and blame myself for marrying a wife like you…”
Gu Changge said with a sigh.
Of course, he wasn’t afraid of Yue Mingkong exposing his secret since she wouldn’t have waited until now if she really wanted to expose his secret.
What’s more? Gu Changge had countless means to deal with the matter even if she did expose him.
Right now, his top priority was to make Yue Mingkong relax her vigilance towards him since it won’t be easy for him to do certain things in the future if he didn’t do that.
Yue Mingkong gave out a light snort when she heard his words, and said with slight dissatisfaction, “We aren’t married yet, so who are you calling your wife?”
She knew that Gu Changge was merely spewing pretty words; since he dared to say so, then it was a fact that he wasn’t afraid of her exposing his secret.
With Gu Changge’s shrewdness and thoughtfulness, there was no way that he would leave any flaws in his plans and overlook something.
Still, hearing his words did bring her some joy.
“Well, you will be my wife in the future anyway,” Gu Changge replied to her with a casual smile and added, “You are mine, and everything about you is also mine, so do you think I care about these trifles?”
Yue Mingkong frowned as she never expected Gu Changge to utter something so shameless and disgusting right at her face, but she couldn’t find any words to refute his claim.
Still, her eyes did brighten.
Although she knew that Gu Changge was spewing pretty words to fool her and decrease her vigilance, she couldn’t bring herself to dislike listening to him from the bottom of her heart.
Although nine of ten of his sentences were likely to be false, there was still a chance for one of them to be the truth, no?
Right then, a System Prompt sounded in Gu Changge’s mind.
[Ding! There’s a shift in the attitude of the Favored Daughter of Heaven, Yue Mingkong. You receive 800 points of Fortune Value and 4000 Destiny Points!]
The sudden Prompt satisfied Gu Changge.
After that, an item appeared in his hand with a brilliant flash, and he said with a smile, “Since you weren’t at the Coronation Ceremony, you can choose from the treasures those old fogies gave me right now.”
Gu Changge said with a regretful expression.
The thing in his hand shook and revealed its gorgeous appearance that made it resemble a pair of phoenix wings which exudes a divine brilliance. Countless runes flickered around the item and gave off divine rays of light.
Of course, the current size of the item was temporary, and as soon as someone activated it using their Spiritual Qi, it would return to its original size as a Mystical Weapon.
Gu Changge already had the [Eight Desolate Demon Halberd], so he naturally didn’t need this inferior [Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer].
“Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer?”
Yue Mingkong was somewhat surprised by the weapon since she immediately recognized it — it was a Mystical Weapon quite famous in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, after all. It was an extremely amazing and precious treasure once used by an ancestor of the Palace.
Looking at Gu Changge’s appearance, she wondered if he was going to give it to her?
One must know that Gu Changge never gave her anything, be it her previous life or this one. Yet today, he went out of his way to choose something for her?
Suspicion filled Yue Mingkong’s beautiful eyes and she couldn’t believe her own thoughts.
Since when did Gu Changge become so good to her?
“It’s good that you know about it; how does it look? Not bad, right?”
Gu Changge looked at her and questioned.
Yue Mingkong nodded with a hint of anticipation brewing in her cold-yet-gorgeous eyes.
“It’s good to know that you like it.”
Gu Changge smiled, and soon after that, the [Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer] disappeared from his palm as he put it back into his Spatial Ring.
Yue Mingkong was stunned by his actions.
Immediately after that, the expression on her face froze and she radiated an ice-cold aura. Blades of frost could be seen forming inside her eyes, and it was clear that she desired to stab Gu Changge at any cost.
She never expected Gu Changge to take out the treasure just to ask her if it looked good or not?
She finally understood how Gu Xian’er felt when dealing with Gu Changge!
She clearly wanted to stab him to death, but there was nothing she could do.
“Look at how angry you got…”
Gu Changge couldn’t help but chuckle when he saw Yue Mingkong’s ice-cold appearance.
Of course, he was just making fun of her since he had nothing better to do right now.
“This is for you, of course.”
Gu Changge said with a smile.
“I don’t want it!”
Yue Mingkong replied with a sour tone and then turned around to leave as she couldn’t stand him anymore.
She was somewhat touched by his gesture just now and forgot that Gu Changge was an evil bastard.
What the heck?!
Gu Changge shook his head and realized that he had no choice but to use force now.
A battle ensued between them and ended as fast as it started.
Roars of weapons filled the entire palace as runes flickered everywhere and the void trembled, giving off a terrifying rumble that could be heard from far away.
Spiritual Qi soared into the sky and released an astonishing aura that frightened all the disciples on the Supreme Peak.
Alas! Gu Changge brought out a bit of his true strength and suppressed Yue Mingkong without much effort.
One had to accept the fact that Yue Mingkong wasn’t weak — she was mightier than all the other Young Supremes — and even Gu Changge didn’t know just what tricks she held up her sleeve.
Of course, for Gu Changge, the two of them were already husband and wife, so there was no reason for him to let Yue Mingkong prance around in front of him every day without gobbling her up every now and then.
Gu Changge tossed around under the sheets with Yue Mingkong, who ground her teeth in rage and annoyance.
Still, the resentment she held towards Gu Changge over him running out in the middle of the night to meet up with some vixen did dissipate after this.
She wouldn’t stop looking for that damned vixen, however.
Yue Mingkong swore to never let Gu Changge have any woman beside her.
In her opinion, Chi Ling, the Holy Maiden of the Vermillion Bird Family was merely a pawn Gu Changge was using to deal with Ye Ling, so she wasn’t a threat.
She understood Gu Changge well!
Even she couldn’t tempt him, so what could other women do?
He was probably just playing around…
It wasn’t all that far-fetched to reach that conclusion if she considered Gu Changge’s temperament.
No matter what, she had to find the identity of that vixen.
Over this period of time, the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace turned even more chaotic. Immortal Dao lights soared into the sky every now and then, and a thick fog shrouded everything.
An ancient aura spewed from the depths of the Palace and spread everywhere.
Wide and boundless cracks appeared in the sky and turbulent winds ravaged their surroundings. The cracks appeared pitch-black and one couldn’t see into them, and they radiated ancient Immortal Qi.
They resembled gateways to another world.
The birth of the Ancient Immortal Continent attracted the attention of countless heritages, and these cracks seemed to be the entrance of the ancient runes.
Right now, innumerable old monsters from the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace had gathered in the Palace’s depths.
“We must work together to defend the cracks and stabilize the passage! We will face an unprecedented disaster if the aborigines rush out of the Continent…”
An Elder with extremely deep eyes stared at the cracks and said.
“All the Sects have sent people from their younger generation this time, and I can’t tell if it’s a blessing or a curse.”
They shook their heads.
A radiant light shot out from the crack and spread in all directions.
Every object the light fell upon turned into an elixir and whoever got a whiff of it would feel like they were about to soar to heaven.
There were indeed innumerable opportunities in the Ancient Immortal Contient. If it wasn’t for a ray of an immortal treasure’s radiance breaking through the fog and making it out into the world, the Palace would have never attracted the attention of so many forces.
“Notify the younger generations of the Dao Heritages to gather here in three days. It’s a pity that no one from the older generation can enter now, or we will arouse the dissatisfaction of the ancient monsters.”
“However, the aborigines of the Ancient Immortal Continent can serve as experience for those who go in, and whether the disciples from outside get some opportunity or not will depend on them.”
Several ancient old fogies talked amongst themselves.
They had already negotiated with the ancient monsters hidden in the Ancient Immortal Continent, and they had dictated that this would be an opportunity only for the younger generation, and no one from the older generation would be allowed to intervene.
The ancient monsters hidden inside the Ancient Immortal Continent didn’t dare to enrage the world outside since no matter how strong they might be, they couldn’t hold back the countless mighty heritages of the Upper Realm.
After all, it won’t take long for the Ancient Immortal Contient to perish if all the heritages outside banded together against them.
Soon, news from the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace made it outside that the portal of the Ancient Immortal Continent would be opened three days later, and the younger generations of the various heritages will be allowed to enter and seek opportunities.
A storm went off in all directions as soon as the news reached the ears of those outside — some were shocked, while others were pleased.
The Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace had an unusual position in Immeasurable Heaven, so much so that they could be called the absolute overlords of the region.
The matter of the Ancient Immortal Continent was only spread throughout the various heritages as a rumor and the Palace had never confirmed its existence, so now that the Palace issued an official statement, didn’t that mean the Ancient Immortal Contient really existed?
The news shook all the cultivators and they didn’t waste any time and gathered in front of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s entrance.
If it weren’t for their awe and respect for the Palace, they would have long obliterated the steps that led up to the Palace’s inner regions and flooded inside.
The opportunities inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace were tantamount to a chance for rebirth for the cultivators without a background, so they were the ones most excited for the event.
Of course, the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace had measures in place to make sure no one would step over their heads.
A mighty master descended in front of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s entrance and directly built a dazzling, golden passage that reached into the sky and led right to the depths of the Palace.
This event could be regarded as a chance for all the loose cultivators, or it would cause public outrage and the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace wouldn’t be able to bear the onslaught.
All of Immeasurable Heaven boiled in excitement as more and more cultivators arrived!
Although the news regarding the birth of the Taboo Inheritance’s successor shocked everyone, it wasn’t worth mentioning in the face of the opportunities that lay inside the Ancient Immortal Continent.
[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.