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Ripping Off Masks; What Else Can We Do When The Night Is Long?
The jet-black blade plunged into Yue Mingkong’s body.
The splash of blood blurred Gu Changge’s vision, and Yue Mingkong’s wedding gown appeared even more crimson and dazzling to him.
He watched a fountain of blood splash at him as it dyed him in her blood. At the same time, he watched Yue Mingkong’s final moments of shock, puzzlement, disbelief, and sadness.
Right now, he was like an outsider watching his body commit murder, but no mantter how he tried, he couldn’t prevent it from succeeding.
Soon, the vision of the future disappeared.
Gu Changge stood in silence for a moment, and then sighed softly, “No wonder Yue Mingkong couldn’t bear it anymore after she heard those words…”
If someone said such words to him after doing something like that, he would also feel thoroughly humiliated.
On the night of her wedding, she was killed by the man she loved the most, and then found herself in the past — Gu Changge was no stranger to that trope, but it had happened with his fiancee, and dealing with her would be somewhat difficult.
‘This is certainly what Yue Mingkong experienced before her rebirth; on the night of her wedding, she was killed by my hands, but there’s no way I would do something that insane. Wouldn’t I have to be braindead to do something to such a perfect wife who loves me more than herself?’
‘From Yue Mingkong’s experience, it’s clear that my mind was completely dominated by the Devil Heart’s demonic nature. Then, that means that I didn’t have the System or my memories of my former life in that timeline.’
It didn’t take Gu Changge much thought to figure this out.
A cold wind blew on the mountain peak, and then he turned into a divine brilliance and left the scene. Now that he understood the details of her situation, he could try certain solutions to solve this issue.
‘Speaking of which, this demonic nature sure is trying to screw me over. How many times has it messed with my life now? But then again, it’s something unavoidable, and I can also throw all the blame for my past on the Devil Heart.’
‘It’s just that Yue Mingkong has already experienced my ruthlessness once, so there’s no way she would believe me easily this time around.’
‘After all, I have no idea what kind of treatment she received from me on regular days, nor how much she knew.’
Gu Changge returned to the Main Hall while thinking of countermeasures on the way. Of course, he didn’t come up with much.
After all, it was a fact that Yue Mingkong loved him deeply before, but that wasn’t the case anymore. Once a woman developed hatred towards a man, she would almost go crazy — her hatred would be seated deep down her bones, and she wouldn’t be willing to accept reason.
Worse still? Yue Mingkong had regressed from the future, so she had a lot of knowledge about opportunities and events that would happen in the future. She could take advantage of this knowledge to get every good opportunity, and it wouldn’t be easy to deal with her.
Not to mention that she must have a deep understanding of his character and nature.
Gu Changge estimated in his heart that his greatest advantage right now was the System, and the fact that he was an anomaly abandoned by the world. Since he was the one in-charge of the body now, the Devil Heart could no longer corrode his nature and reasoning. Many of his worries would be resolved if Yue Mingkong still held some feelings of love for him.
At that time, not only will he get massive rewards from the System, but he will also have a regressor wife. It was profit on top of profit.
But there was also a chance that Yue Mingkong was hellbent on killing him in this life.
‘Yue Mingkong didn’t know that the I who killed her is completely different from the I right now, so she must think that everything I did was to trick her.’
‘She’s a vigilant one!’
‘On the other hand, the reason she keeps pretending to be the same as before in front of me is probably my current behavior. Since she saw me acting differently from before, she must think that I also regressed just like her, and now she’s worried that I might figure out that she’s also a regressor. It’s just that she couldn’t bear the words I said at the end, so she couldn’t help but run away even if it meant exposing herself.’
Gu Changge soon figured out the ins-and-outs of the matter.
The most difficult part for him now was that Yue Mingkong wouldn’t easily trust his words and actions. No matter how he explained — even if he said that the one who killed her was someone completely different, or that he did it because his mind was dominated by the Devil Heart — she wouldn’t believe him.
On the contrary, the more he explained, the deeper her suspicions would get, and she would feel that he was still trying to trick her. Instead of helping, his actions would only result in losses for him.
It’s because of this that Gu Changge felt that there was no need to explain anything. The best way out now was to pretend that he didn’t know she was a regressor. As for how he would deal with her? He already had a clear-cut plan in his mind, and only needed to act accordingly.
[In the Main Hall.]
Gu Lintian was all smiles as he discussed some matter of great joy with Emperor Yue. But right then, he saw Yue Mingkong enter the Hall with reddened eyes, and couldn’t help but frown.
He wondered what made her cry?
With some rage on his face, he asked her, “Mingkong, what happened? Did that brat, Changge, bully you again? Tell your Uncle what happened, and Uncle will help you teach him a lesson on your behalf!”
He was well aware of the fact that Gu Changge always treated Yue Mingkong with indifference and disdain, and it was normal for him to bully Yue Mingkong.
When it came to Yue Mingkong, their future daughter-in-law, both he and Gu Changge’s mother were very satisfied with her, and obviously couldn’t watch their damned son bully her.
What’s more? Gu Changge had already said that his past actions were all the fault of his Devil Heart’s demonic nature, and that he had already solved that issue, and it won’t cause him a problem anymore.
So, why did he do this now?
“Mingkong, what happened?”
Emperor Yue also asked when he noticed that his daughter’s expression wasn’t all that good.
Over the last half a year or so, Yue Mingkong’s performance and actions had brought him great relief and satisfaction, so he was more worried about her than ever before.
Yue Mingkong’s expression soon returned to somewhat normal, and she shook her head and said with a bright smile on her face, “Uncle, Father, you are overly worried over nothing. Changge didn’t bully me, it’s just that I was thinking about some past matters, and felt sad over those. Uncle, I am sorry to show you such an embarrassing scene.”
“Huh? Changge, that brat, is too much! Mingkong, you mustn’t protect him all the time, or he will bully you even more after you marry him in the future.”
Gu Lintian couldn’t help but sigh as he heard her response, and hated Gu Changge for his damned actions. Where could they find a daughter-in-law as virtuous and gentle as Yue Mingkong?
What’s more? She used an iron fist when dealing with matters, and the Supreme Immortal Dynasty would also fall into her hands in the future. She would be a peerless Empress at that time!
There were innumerable favored daughters of heaven in the Upper Realm, but who among them could compare to Yue Mingkong?
But that brat, Gu Changge…instead of cherishing her, he made her cry, and bullied her all time. He deserved a thrashing!
Although Gu Lintian let Gu Changge do whatever on normal days, right now, he couldn’t help but feel anger towards him in his heart.
What would that brat do after they got married?
Yue Mingkong responded to his words with a smile, and then shook her head without saying anything.
Her greatest secret was already revealed before Gu Changge, so she was afraid that from now on, Gu Changge wouldn’t be able to tolerate her existence. He would never allow someone who knew so many of his secrets to survive in this world, even if the other party was his fiancee.
“So you were here, Mingkong; how are you feeling now?”
Right at that moment, Gu Changge’s voice sounded from outside the Main Hall’s gate, with just the right amount of concern lacing his words.
Yue Mingkong’s body stiffened as soon as she heard his voice, and it was as if she was about to come face to face with her greatest enemy.
But soon, her nerves relaxed.
After all, her and Gu Changge’s father were present right here, so he wouldn’t dare to kill her even if he wanted to.
“Changge, what’s going on? How dare you bully Mingkong again? How could you make her cry?!”
Gu Lintian immediately started to scold Gu Changge. He was prepared to give him a beating if his son didn’t give him a good explanation today.
Gu Changge acted as if he was taken aback by his words, and then couldn’t help but smile as he said, “Father, what are you talking about? How could I bully Mingkong? She’s my future wife, and I can’t even love her enough, so where would I find the time to bully her?”
With that said, he walked towards Yue Mingkong’s side and took her hand in his hand as if it was only natural.
Yue Mingkong had slender and delicate fingers as fine as the most flawless Immortal jade.
Yue Mingkong, on the other hand, stood on her spot with a stiff body. She couldn’t comprehend Gu Changge’s actions. Was he trying to deceive their fathers by making it seem like he held deep affection for her in his heart?
However, she soon realized that this was the first time Gu Changge held her hand in their two lives, so she couldn’t help but feel her head buzz.
“Hmph! That better be the case!”
Gu Lintian gave up the matter with a cold snort after seeing the scene in front of him.
“Mingkong, do you feel well now? Why were you crying? What happened to you so suddenly?”
Gu Changge looked at Yue Mingkong’s somewhat stiff figure, and acted as if he didn’t know what caused her current state, and asked with a gentle, affectionate tone. His face appeared even more handsome and graceful as he spoke in a whisper.
“I am fine, Changge, you don’t need to worry.”
Yue Mingkong was surprised by Gu Changge’s caring words, but she immediately showed a lovely and natural smile on her face.
At least, outsiders wouldn’t be able to see anything unusual between them.
She wanted to see just what kind of medicine Gu Changge was trying to sell this time. No matter what, he wouldn’t be able to fool her!
It’s just that his actions and expressions were completely new to her. In their past life, he always treated her with indifference, so she never had a chance to see him show such gentleness.
How good would it be if he really meant it and wasn’t pretending?
She couldn’t help but laugh at her own thoughts, and soon became indifferent.
Since the Emperor of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty had come to visit them, the Gu Family obviously couldn’t do without a banquet.
Gu Changge and Yue Mingkong sat side by side, and appeared to be a pair of Heavenly Immortals made for each other. Those from the younger generation couldn’t help but envy them.
At the same time, they secretly cursed Gu Changge as a bastard who wasn’t worthy of Yue Mingkong!
Of course, they still remembered Gu Changge’s unparalleled might, so they obviously didn’t have the guts to say anything like that to his face. At most, they cursed him in their hearts. After all, even with all of them combined, they were stomped to the ground like useless rags.
Yue Mingkong drank a lot of alcohol and looked intoxicated, so she decided to get up to go to the residence arranged for her by the Gu Family. But right then, Gu Changge held her hand and said with a smile, “Mingkong, where are you going? The moonlight looks lovely tonight, so I think you should appreciate it with me for a while.”
Yue Mingkong’s body stiffened once again.
“Haha, it seems the young man can’t wait anymore…”
Emperor Yue, Gu Lintian, and the others couldn’t help but laugh with somewhat ambiguous expressions when they saw the scene before them, and then all of them decided to leave the surroundings.
Although Gu Changge’s actions appeared a bit over-the-top, they could understand him. After all, he was a young man, and he also drank quite a few glasses.
The surroundings quietened down fast.
Only Gu Changge and Yue Mingkong were left on the scene now.
“Mingkong, the night is long, so why don’t you accompany me and drink a few more glasses?”
Gu Changge said with an intoxicated tone.
A deep and indifferent expression appeared on Yue Mingkong’s face, and her beautiful and gentle smile from before disappeared. She finally brought out her majestic aura of an Empress, and said with a sneer, “Gu Changge, everyone has already left, so you don’t need to pretend anymore…”
“I don’t understand why you have changed so much? Could it be that you had always been pretending to be kind and obedient? I never realized you had such means…”
Gu Changge immediately cut her off with his own counterattack. At the same time, he pretended to not hear her words, and sat there with a drink still in his hands, and an unwell expression.
Yue Mingkong was immediately taken aback by his words, and didn’t understand what Gu Changge meant.
She had changed so much? Was he talking about what she did in the past six months?
It seemed that Gu Changge didn’t know about her regression…So, everything he did today was to find out the reason behind her sudden change?
Yue Mingkong couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief as she came to this realization. It turned out that Gu Changge wasn’t a regressor like her, contrary to her previous thoughts. Otherwise, he would never reveal anything about his regression, and then ask her such a question at this time.
Right at that moment, Yue Mingkong’s expression changed, and she felt a strong force of oppression descend upon her from the Void.
Gu Changge had attacked her!
She quickly reacted and countered with an attack of her own. She made some seals with her hand, and a brilliant light appeared around her figure. At the same time, a rune condensed in her palm, and took the shape of a mighty crescent that shot towards the incoming attack!
She had spent the past six months looking for all kinds of Fortuitous Encounters, so her cultivation had already reached the pinnacle of the Conferred Lord Realm. She could even break through to the Conferred King Realm at any time now, as she already had one foot into its doors.
But what surprised her was the fact that Gu Changge’s cultivation was even more overpowered than her own! She clearly remembered that in her previous life, Gu Changge was only in the early stage of the Conferred Lord Realm around this time.
She didn’t panic, however. She knew many of Gu Changge’s means, and was on her guard, so he wouldn’t be able to take her down.
“Pinnacle of the Conferred Lord Realm? Mingkong, you seem to be hiding a lot from your husband, eh.”
The scene in front of him surprised Gu Changge for a moment, but then he lifted his palm, and terrifying golden runes turned into massive mountains and seas that blocked the crescent thrown at him by Yue Mingkong!
At the same time, he reached out with his hand and closed his palm, using his Void Talent at the same time. The Void in front of him buzzed, and he could control it as he pleased.
“Ah! Gu Changge, what are you doing? Let go of me!”
Yue Mingkong exclaimed in the next moment.
She felt something grip her body as the Void around her froze. In the next moment, she found herself in Gu Changge’s arms. The gentle expression he previously showed was long gone, and what replaced it was the indifference she was familiar with, with a little playfulness showing in his eyes.
Yue Mingkong’s heart shuddered. She never thought that Gu Changge could control the Void; this was something completely out of her expectations.
Soon, a golden figure in the depths of her Sea of Consciousness shone with a brilliant light. Chants of the Dao sounded in the surroundings, and it was as if the figure wanted to kill Gu Changge.
However, Gu Changge seemed to have long been prepared for this, and a brilliance of his own exploded from his Sea of Consciousness. The Innate God’s eyes showed indifference as devilish Qi wrapped around its body, and it directly blocked the effect of Yue Mingkong’s Dao technique.
Yue Mingkong’s expression turned solemn. The methods Gu Changge used right now were far beyond her expectations, and she had never seen him use such means in their previous life.
This made her wonder if the Gu Changge in front of her was even the same person as the Gu Changge in her previous life? Or could it be that something had changed?
“Mingkong, are you still not going to confess the truth before your husband?”
Gu Changge asked with an expression of intrigue, and no longer made any more moves.
Yue Mingkong, on the other hand, was puzzled and couldn’t understand why Gu Changge suddenly stopped. In her impression, Gu Changge wouldn’t stop at anything until he achieved his goal.
Could it be that he really only wanted to know why she had changed so much over the last half a year or so?
Yue Mingkong breathed a sigh of relief as she thought about this.
With that, she said frankly, “Since that’s the case, I won’t hide it from you anymore, Changge. The me you saw before was a facade made to please you, but I don’t want to do that anymore. People like you are cold-hearted, and will never be moved by anyone, so why must I keep on embarrassing myself?”
Her words were the truth mixed with some lies, and she could easily conceal the fact of her regression with this.
Gu Changge wanted to praise her for her ingenuity, but showed no change in his expression.
“Oh? How do you know I won’t be moved by anyone?”
He asked in return.
Yue Mingkong struggled in his arms, but realized that she couldn’t escape, so she gave up on moving. She didn’t even want to open her mouth at that question from Gu Changge.
She had proved those words in her past life, so how could she not know that he won’t be moved by anyone?
Still, Yue Mingking felt relieved after confirming that Gu Changge hadn’t regressed with her.
This Gu Changge was the Gu Changge she was familiar with. That gentle appearance and speech before was nothing more than a facade he put on to get the truth out of her mouth.
Fortunately, she was skilled enough and could fool him with her statement. With that, she was able to keep her secret about regression to herself.
“So that’s how you thought of your husband all this time? The fact that you had been pretending all these years sure makes my heart ache a bit.”
Gu Changge said with a rueful smile.
“Gu Changge, don’t you know well what kind of personality you have?”
Yue Mingkong said with a cold snort. Anyway, she had already torn all face with Gu Changge, so she couldn’t care less about matters anymore.
Right now, they were in the Gu Family, so she didn’t believe Gu Changge dared do anything too drastic to her.
Gu Changge gave no response to her words, and brought her to his palace. On the way, many people from the Family saw them like that, and couldn’t help but show knowing smiles.
“Gu Changge, what are you doing?!”
Yue Mingkong fell into a daze, and felt her head buzz in confusion.
“What else can I do when the night is so long?”
Gu Changge replied with a shady mysterious smile.
[spoiler title=”Release Schedule”]
Timings: 08:00 AM + 04:00 PM + 12:00 AM (all times are GMT +5)
February 2nd, 2022: 2/3 released of Chapter 85–86-87.
February, 2022: 5/84 released.
[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
Bloodline(s): Devil Heart | Dao Bone
Cultivation: Conferred King (Initial Stage)
- Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer]
- Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
- Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
- Void Ability (Talent)
- Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
- Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 1000
Fortune Value: 1500 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
- One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x3
- Fortune Plundering Card x3
— — — — — —
[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 | Gu Xian’er.
- Conferred Lord – Young Supremes of the Upper Realm | Yue Mingkong (on the surface)
- Conferred King – Gu Changge (Initial Stage).
- False God – A’Da.
- . Unknown | True God
- . Realms | Heavenly God
- . Here | etc.
- 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.