Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-347
Jun Wu Yi sighed and smiled. Then, he started to shake his head in an
exceptionally firmly manner. He then took out a copper token from his
bosom. The gems studded on its surface glittered under the moonlight, and
revealed the word “Jun”. And, the word “Order” was written on the back of
the token in accordance to the strict parlance of the era.
It was the Order Token of the Master of the Jun Family.
“This has been handed down from generation to generation. Mo Xie, your
grandfather had handed me this token three months ago. And, I — Jun Wu
Yi — have been the current head of the Jun Family since then. Whatever
decisions I take with this… are the decisions of the Jun Family! No
member of the Jun Family can violate my orders! Do you understand?”
Jun Wu Yi finished speaking those heavy words. He then raised the token,
and spoke with a cold expression, “Jun Family’s Third Generation
Daughter-in-law, kneel and heed!”
Guan Qing Han was a bit frightened as she looked at the Third Master Jun.
His cold expression allowed no room for negotiation. So, she had no
choice but to sigh, take a step forward, and kneel in front of Jun Wu Yi.
“The daughter-in-law is warm and virtuous. Her mannerism and
accomplishments are of the highest degree even though she’s only
twenty. The parents of the senior generation had talked of making a match
in the past, and had then settled on a marriage. The Jun Family’s
cherished Eldest Son of the third generation couldn’t consummate the
marriage since he unexpectedly died in battle. And, Guan Qing Han has
vigorously spent her youth guarding her pure body for the past five
years. She has suffered bitter hardships with the intention to preserve
the friendships between the two families this entire duration of time.
But, my Jun Family can’t extend this fallen marriage forever. You were
considered as ‘married’… without an actual marriage. You are
married… yet not married. Moreover, you’ve been living as a widow. So
today, I — Jun Wu Yi, the Master of the Jun Household — grant Guan
Qing Han her freedom by the power vested to me by this token of
authority. We will no longer have anything to do with any wedding you may
celebrate. Dugu Family’s Dugu Xiao Yi, and Jun Family’s Young Master
Jun Mo Xie have borne witness to this. The heavens and the earth have
borne witness to this!”
Guan Qing Han had already known what he was about to say. But then, she
heard those words come from his mouth… and they came without any
hesitation. She heard the words in succession, and her heart ached; her
tears fell like the rain.
Dugu Xiao Yi was standing beside her. The little girl’s pretty mouth
was opened wide. She hadn’t expected to be a witness to such a great
Jun Wu Yi finished speaking. His face was cold as he turned to Jun Mo
Xie, and called out, “Jun Family’s third generation’s third
descendant — Jun Mo Xie! Step forward, and kneel!”
Jun Mo Xie jumped with a scare, “What is it… Third Uncle?”
“Jun Family’s third generation’s third descendant — Jun Mo Xie!
Step forward, and kneel!” Jun Wu Yi repeated sternly.
Jun Mo Xie muttered to himself a couple of times. He had no choice but to
reluctantly kneel in such a situation; he felt dispirited.
“Jun Family’s third generation’s third descendant — Jun Mo Xie! You
are tough, open minded, and capable of bearing great responsibility. I
— Jun Wu Yi — cede my position as the Jun Family’s head to you! Let
the heaven and earth bear witness to this!”
Jun Mo Xie had vaguely guessed this outcome. But, he still jumped in a
startled when he heard the order. His hands shook as he stood up.
“Don’t do this Third Uncle! You’re still robust, and at the spring of
your life! You are still in the prime of your life! So, there’s no need
to pass it on to me! I… I… don’t wish to be the head of the family!”
“Impudence!” Jun Wu Yi glared and scolded, “Any Jun family descendent
refusing to follow the orders of the Jun Family’s head is considered
insubordinate! Are you still going to do it, Jun Mo Xie?”
Jun Mo Xie blinked; he had no way out. He reluctantly took on the
responsibility and said, “I know you’re worried about tomorrow’s
battle, Third Uncle. So much so that you’ve even steeled yourself for
death…! But, I’ve told you that I won’t take that order. I’ll
only perform this duty for the time being. The title of the head of the
house will revert to you if you come back safe and sound.”
Jun Wu Yi smiled faintly and replied, “I’ll leave that to you.”
Jun Mo Xie had spoken the truth. Jun Wu Yi was expecting his death in the
next day’s battle. In fact, he didn’t even have the slightest hope of
surviving it. And, that worry had incited him to take that decision this
evening. Therefore, he had decided to resolve those two issues.
Then, Jun Mo Xie took a solemn vow, and made that guarantee. Jun Wu Yi
regarded his nephew’s words as those of comfort. How could he take them
to be anything else? He expected the other Xuan experts to fly off to the
fight like a swarm of bees. This would leave him – the
Commander-in-chief — alone in the open. In fact, they’d probably
ignore his fate in the frenzy of this battle. The countless powerful Xuan
Beasts would surely charge, and shred him to pieces in this situation!
Furthermore, it was to be expected that the Xue Hun Manor and the Silver
Blizzard City’s experts would try something underhanded in the
confusion of the melee. So, he would effectively have to face aggression
from his enemies and his presumed-allies alike. And, he would have to do
so with his Sky Xuan cultivation. Even a Spirit Xuan expert wouldn’t be
able to return alive if he were to face such a situation alone.
“Mo Xie, it’ll be great if I can return safe and sound tomorrow. But,
the Jun Family will rely on you if I die due to some misfortune.” Jun Wu
Yi spoke in a tranquil manner. “Your grandfather is very old now. So,
you’ll have to look after him. Moreover, we have negated Guan Qing
Han’s marriage. But, she’s our family’s daughter-in-law. No one
shall be allowed to bully her; no matter how much time passes. It won’t
be a big deal if anyone who does so… dies for it!”
“Yes, I’ll never forget it.”
Jun Wu Yi let out a long sigh. Then, he looked distant… and very
sentimental as he spoke… in fact, it seemed as if he was talking in his
sleep, “Also, I have another thing to entrust you with. It is very
important. If you ever go to the Silver Blizzard City and meet her…
tell her these words I speak…” Jun Wu Yi suddenly stopped talking…
Jun Mo Xie listened to his uncle calmly, and didn’t ask any questions.
He knew who that ‘her’ Jun Wu Yi was referring to was. It was that
pitiful woman who resided in the snowy peaks. The one who was suffering
bitter hardships for his love… She was also the cause of the entirety
of these calamities — Han Yan Yao.
However, the matter with Han Yan Yao was quite complicated in Jun Mo
Xie’s mind. This was because no tragedy would’ve occurred if it
weren’t for her. [You were the Young Lady of the Silver Blizzard City!
Why did you go out to the secular world to amuse yourself? Why was there
a need to lead my uncle on? Didn’t you know that your marriage had been
set since your childhood days?]
[Xiao Han’s methods of handling things are extremely wretched. But,
thinking from his point of view… which man would willingly allow
himself to be cuckolded? What kind of a man would sit idly if his
fiancée of ten years wanted to run away with an unfamiliar man? This
matter would be unbearable for any man! Who wouldn’t go mad because of
However, Jun Mo Xie also knew that no one could give a sermon on love; it
was an unreasonable emotion. It could turn the wisest of men into fools
if they were struck by it. Even two people who would stay guarded and
restrained would form an intimate relationship. And, who could say why
such a thing happens?
What could he say about love? He could see that Jun Wu Yi and Han Yan Yao
had been suffering for ten years. And yet, they still held their silly
love through those bitter hardships… even if they lived far apart.
Couldn’t something like this move an individual whose heart was made of
Jun Mo Xie knew that there was a storm raging in his Third Uncle’s
heart with regards to that matter. And, that vivid experience was making
him go through an emotional rollercoaster at the time.
The words that he was about to give him for Han Yan Yao were perhaps what
Jun Wu Yi had felt for her over those years.
Jun Wu Yi gasped his breath out after a while. He was seemingly sighing.
But, that sigh seemed to be related to his lingering attachments. The
corners of his mouth rose as he displayed a mournful smile. Yet, it
turned extremely tender and sweet as he slowly said, “The grudges are
unforgettable, but so are you. I’m love-struck, but only for you. I may
travel to hell, but I shall still keep a dream. This thought… shall
remain immortal… in the realms of this world!”
Dugu Xiao Yi suddenly burst out crying, and started to choke on her tears.
Guan Qing Han’s pretty face was also full of tears.
They knew of his past rather distinctly. And, hearing Jun Wu Yi state
those words left them to shed tears of sadness. Those verses were enough
to express how deep the love between Jun Wu Yi and Han Yan Yao was. The
two women felt touched, and their hearts softened. They felt overwhelming
sadness in their hearts at the state of his despair.
“The grudges are unforgettable, but so are you. I’m love-struck, but
only for you. I may travel to hell, but I shall still keep a dream. This
thought shall remain immortal in the realms of this world!”
[I still love you despite the tragedies that have happened. And, I am now
going to hell for you. But, I still believe that I won’t forget you…
whether I go to heaven or hell. I will never forget you! This thought
will remain with me forever.]
This was ‘love unchanged by life or death’! Any other oath or pledge
would pale in comparison to this love.
Jun Mo Xie’s heart was suddenly shaken inside after he listened to
those words spoken by his Third Uncle.
Those feelings of love and hate in his uncle’s heart were strong and
touching. That meagerly worded verse had admittedly made Jun Mo Xie
realize that his uncle’s love would remain unchanged and steady till
death. But, he understood its other meaning as well…
“The grudges are unforgettable, but so are you.” The grudges had been
unexpectedly mentioned before the rest of the verse. The grudges were
clearly central in Jun Wu Yi’s mind. The grudges regarding the death of
his two elder brothers, and two nephews had been nagging at his heart
from the beginning.
He couldn’t forget what had happened even if got ‘her’! He simply
couldn’t forget it!
This was the biggest disease that had plagued his heart.
“I’ll remember it. Rest assured, Third Uncle.” He had originally
planned to divulge his secret to Jun Wu Yi to make him feel relieved. He
would at most have to weave another bunch of lies to cover-up. He would
have said that his Mysterious Master and the Lord of Tian Fa were good
friends… and so on…
However, he changed his mind after he realized those two meanings. Jun Wu
Yi had steeled himself for death. And, this desire had already been
rooted deeply in his heart. He would still feel ashamed even after he had
gotten revenge for his brothers and nephews. He would still feel very
guilty. In fact, he would still feel guilty if he got Han Yan Yao. This
emotion would never allow him to be happy. He was destined to be
tormented for the remainder of his life.
One could easily dispel others’ torment. But, dispelling the torment at
the depth of one’s own heart was like bashing one’s head against the
wall; it couldn’t be done.
It didn’t matter if Jun Wu Yi remained a cripple for his entire life…
or lived apart from his lover for the entirety of it without any chances
of meeting her again. There would still be that unparalleled lifelong
enmity, and it would continue to bore down upon Jun Wu Yi. In fact, it
wouldn’t even let him breathe. And, that was merely the external
pressure. It couldn’t compare to what he felt in the depths of his
Every person in the Jun Family — whether it was Jun Zhan Tian or Jun Mo
Xie — could only take pity on the Third Master Jun. Even the deceased
Jun Wu Hui wouldn’t ever blame his third younger brother. But, the only
person in the Jun Family who didn’t realize this… the only person who
would never realize this… was Jun Wu Yi!