Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-269
“Ye Gu Han’s injury is very serious. I’ll try my best, but I’m
not sure if I can fully cure him. Also, his right hand is broken beyond
repair. Therefore, he will find it difficult to hold his sword with it…
even if his health is otherwise restored. His body would take 70-80 days
for a recovery. Therefore, you should make some false announcements to
avoid future trouble for him. You will have to announce to the world that
Ye Gu Han has died due to his injuries. And… it’s better that you go
through me when you wish to meet him in the future. And I’ll make the
required adjustments. You don’t have a problem with that, right?”
Princess Ling Meng bit her lip and nodded. She knew perfectly well what
Jun Mo Xie meant when he said “avoid future troubles”. These two had
developed a tacit understanding by now. They didn’t need to explain
their words anymore.
Princess Ling Meng sighed when saw Dugu Xiao Yi weeping. She then walked
over to the little girl, fished out a handkerchief from her clothes, and
softly wiped Dugu Xiao Yi’s tears.
“Silly little sister. I won’t compete with you. Is it possible…
that we sisters… would have such a cruel fate? You… just for this
guy… is he worth it?” She was going to say “debauchee”, but then
she recalled her oath and didn’t say it.
The sound of Dugu Xiao Yi’s crying abated somewhat. She then opened her
tear-filled eyes, “Really? But you… just a moment ago…”
“That is true. However, I did it because I had no other choice…”
Princess Ling Meng smiled gently. The Princess was almost the same age as
the little girl. However, she seemed so much more mature all of a sudden,
“I will ask my father to get me married to Jun Mo Xie so I can complete
my oath. But only after you do the good deed of marrying him first… I
promise that this is only to adhere to my oath and nothing more. Is it
Dugu Xiao Yi blushed. Her tears had turned into a smile. She ‘hummed’
for a moment and then said, “You are elder to me, so you first…”
Though she had spoken these words, but anyone could tell that she felt
Jun Mo Xie had walked past them. He was now sitting beside Ye Gu Han. He
almost fell headlong when he heard these words.
[There’s no sign of success yet. So, why are these two women talking
[I still don’t have any intention to look for a wife… Yet these two
women are in a rush to marry me?]
[I have no plans in this regard yet!]
Jun Mo Xie’s expression became indifferent as he started to pour pure
aura into Ye Gu Han. He then spoke coldly, “Miss Sun!”
Sun Xiao Mei apologized in a low voice, “You needn’t say anything. I
know what you’re about to say. I won’t do it again. I’m sorry!”
“You are Fatty’s fiancée and also this little girl’s sister. So
I’m dropping it for now. But if you ever do it again — I will kill
you. What I loathe the most is… betrayal!” Jun Mo Xie raised his
eyelids. A strong murderous intention flashed in his eyes. He then exuded
a strong murderous aura, and the three women became cold all over.
Jun Mo Xie’s words reeked of murderous intentions. No one would ever
suspect the seriousness of his threat. They wouldn’t dare to provoke
him since they knew that he would carry out his threat.
Sun Xio Mei was silent. She knew that Jun Mo Xie wasn’t joking. [Jun Mo
Xie and Jun Wu Yi were talking without restraint. In fact, he didn’t
refrain from speaking his mind in front of Dugu Xiao Yi either. This
shows that he considers them to his people. He believes that they
wouldn’t betray him. If they had divulged his secret to Princess Ling
Meng… he would have considered it to be a mistake… but never a
[This fact won’t change regardless of circumstances or reasoning!]
[Have I always turned a blind eye towards Jun Mo Xie’s true behavior?
This youngster’s nature is of the type… ’obey me; you will die if
you don’t.’ It is a tyrant’s disposition.] Suddenly, Sun Xiao Mei
started to tremble. She had been very frightened by the words he had
spoken to her.
[Are you that kind of a man, Jun Mo Xie?]
Princess Ling Meng was shocked. She looked at Jun Mo Xie with her eyes
wide-open. [Since when did Jun Mo Xie have such an imposing personality?
Has he… has he changed?]
[Is that the reason why Dugu Xiao Yi fell madly in love with him?]
Princess Ling Meng wasn’t sure. She slowly walked over to Ye Gu Han.
She leaned to look at Ye Gu Han’s thin and deathly-pale face. The
Princess grieved in her heart at that sight, but hid her tears.
“Xiao Yi!” Jun Mo Xie closed his eyes as he exerted his entire
strength to transfer the aura.
“What?” Dugu Xiao Yi’s mood was quite cheerful now. Her mood had a
tendency to change very quickly. She had already dried her tears, and was
feeling embarrassed about her earlier tantrum. She jumped up when she
heard Jun Mo Xie call her name.
“Go to Third Uncle and ask him to send someone to the Aristocratic
Hall. Ask him to have these medical ingredients brought back.” Jun Mo
Xie listed the names of the herbs without any hesitation. “The earlier
I have them — the more useful they will be.”
Dugu Xiao Yi nodded and then disappeared like a wisp of smoke.
Princess Ling Meng moved closer to Jun Mo Xie. She had never been this
close to him before. She observed him as he sat there with his eyes
closed and transferred the aura into Ye Gu Han. His face didn’t look
cold or greedy. But it seemed as if he despised all creation under the
heavens. She couldn’t help but feel moved inside.
Then, she felt a faint yet familiar sensation in her heart.
[It’s a very familiar feeling and… a very safe one. This incomparable
warmth and comfort… where have I felt like this before?]
[Why do I feel this warmth?] Princess Ling Meng frowned as she pondered
Suddenly, a light flashed in her mind, [this feeling… why is it so
Princess Ling Meng couldn’t help but inch closer to Jun Mo Xie. And the
closer she got to him… the stronger that feeling became. This slowly
reminded her of something. Though, she couldn’t make out what it was.
She sat aside, but didn’t utter a single word as she thought hard.
Sun Xiao Mei was sitting beside her with a ‘somewhat’ vexed
expression on her face.
“Sister Xiao Mei… why are you at the Jun Family’s residence?”
Princess Ling Meng was sitting idly. Hence, she suddenly recalled this
matter and could not help but ask. The Princess’s mind was still
haunting her decision of making that Blood Oath…
“Little White led Jun Mo Xie and Jun Wu Yi to us after you were
captured …” Sun Xiao Mei said plainly, “The Third Master of the Jun
Family brought Uncle Ye here. And Jun Mo Xie set-out to search for
“What? Jun Mo Xie went alone to look for me?” Princess Ling Meng
forgot her manners and asked in a loud voice. She jumped onto her legs as
a shock spread across her face.
She had been trying hard to solve that puzzle. However, it suddenly
seemed as if the dark clouds in her mind had been split by a ray of
sunshine; everything suddenly seemed very bright.
The mysterious master had carried her as they had escaped from the cave.
In fact, that mysterious expert with the throwing knives had always
protected her. And what she felt in that man’s arms was just like what
she… had just felt near Jun Mo Xie’s body…
[Is it possible that…?]
[But how’s this possible?] Princess Ling Meng shook her head vigorously
to rid herself of that ridiculous thought. However, those two figures
gradually began to become one in her mind…
She recalled that Jun Mo Xie had been nearby at the time of the previous
attempt on her life. He had then suddenly disappeared.
[Could he be ‘him’?]
Princess Ling Meng’s heart began to beat wildly. She looked at Jun Mo
Xie in amazement. Her heart suddenly felt an unprecedented feeling. [He
is quite handsome…] Her face suddenly turned red.
Dugu Xiao Yi came back ‘skipping’ after she had finished her task.
The little girl’s heart had recovered, and she was in high spirits. [He
called me ‘Xiao Yi’ this time. It was so nice to hear. I hope he
calls me that many times again in the future. Hee Hee…]
“Little sister Xiao Yi,” Princess Ling Meng tried hard to restrain
her emotions. The tone of her voice was very plain as she asked, “I
heard that Young Master Jun had crafted a jewel-studded knife for you; is
that right? I remember it had a pleasant name the last time you showed it
to me, ‘the first pocket-knife of Tian Xiang?!” Could you show it to
“You treated it with disdain the last time I tried to show it to you.
But now you wish to take another look at it. Okay then… I’ll show it
to you,” Dugu Xiao Yi mumbled. She then delved into her sleeve and drew
out a slender knife.
Jun Mo Xie nearly fainted after he accidentally saw this spectacle.
“Dugu Xiao Yi! I gave you that knife so you could cut people apart…
it’s not to be used as an arm band! What a waste!” Jun Mo Xie howled
angrily. And he was very serious.
This little girl had tied the knife to her arm. This meant that it would
take her sometime to draw it out if need be. [What’s the difference
between it and an arm-band? The battle will be over by the time she draws
the knife to confront an enemy! So what’s the use of it?]
Dugu Xiao Yi’s face turned red. She whined for a while out of
embarrassment. Then, she replied, “This… you gave me… as a token of
faith… I’ll use it if need be… why are you getting mad at me…?”
She lowered her pretty face as she spoke. The little girl rubbed the
lower hem of her gown out of embarrassment as she whined like a mosquito.
She then asked, “My… Jade Pendant… you still wear it?”
Princess Ling Meng’s blood oath hadn’t come from her heart. Yet, the
Princess was still her biggest threat in Dugu Xiao Yi’s eyes.
Therefore, she added the two words ‘token and faith’ in spite of the
embarrassment when Jun Mo Xie asked her about the knife. The idea was to
send the message that — “Whether you like it or not… I’m ahead of
you! We’ve already exchanged tokens of faith!”
[Humph! We may be good sisters, but I won’t hold back! I, Dugu Xiao Yi,
will fight for my love till the end! Humph! And I too shall take a blood
oath if you provoke me! You may not have done it voluntarily, but I will;
then we’ll see who is afraid of whom?!]
[The jade pendant? Token of faith?] Jun Mo Xie stared blankly. He
didn’t know where this was coming from. As for that piece of jade he
had received from her… [I had kept it somewhere… though I don’t
remember where I kept it… ]
Princess Ling Meng didn’t pay attention to Dugu Xiao Yi’s words.
Instead, her hands trembled slightly. Her eyes shone with pleasant
surprise as she looked at the blade. She then saw that strange light
reflecting-off of the gem on the handle. It captivated her. The weapon
was definitive. The handle of this knife, and the throwing knives, were
clearly made by the hands of the same man.
Whether it was the forging process, the craftsmanship, the decorative
design, or even the casting method of the blade — it was all ingenious
and original; along with the acute tip of the knife. This indicated
towards one clear and undeniable fact!
The blade was easy to hold. It was delicate, small and exquisite. It was
suited for slashing as well as stabbing. Moreover, it wouldn’t injure
the hand of the wielder. The point of the knife, its edge, its spine, its
hilt… each and every part of the blade… including its curved arch had
been thoroughly tempered and exquisitely evened. Moreover, the handle and
the blade had been made without a cast… it was obvious that someone had
spent a lot of time and effort into forging that knife.
In addition, the handle was ‘somewhat’ short. It was obvious that
this knife’s handle had been specifically intended for a woman’s
hand. In fact, it was probably intended as such from the time of the
collection of raw materials.
The handled glittered. Its curving lines flickered like the stars in the
night sky. It seemed as if the milky-way itself had fallen from the sky.
The entire blade flowed like a river of light.
The Princess suddenly felt very jealous as she looked at the blade, [he
is nice to her… very nice…]