Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-458
Besides, Jun Mo Xie had already confirmed his doubt. So, he didn’t wish
to re-confirm it. Every doubt pointed in the same direction. And, Jun Mo
Xie only needed one opportunity; that’s it.
“There’s another point… Jun Mo Xie, you are very dangerous, and the Jun
Family’s strength is also very profound. However, the Jun Family’s
strength has been dispersed over these years. The land is at peace
nowadays, and there seems to be no signs of wars. So, you may not have
gotten the opportunity to achieve something even if you had wished to.
You would’ve at most become another Jun Zhan Tian, and we could’ve
endured you. Also, the country will be able to enjoy long term stability
only if there’s a balance between warriors and officials. However, the
difference in the Jun Family’s strength before-and-after the war at the
Southern Heaven City is that of night and day! This kind of speed is
very… frightening! I reckon that the Jun Family’s power will increase
two-to-three times once you’ve fully matured…
“And, Tian Xiang will have no rulers and officials when that happens. So,
it’ll truly be over.” Mei Gao Jie smiled strenuously. But, his face also
became proud with that smile, “This old man is a very old official of
Tian Xiang. And, I have dedicated my entire life for the Tian Xiang
Empire… right from my youth to the present day. And, this old man will
never allow the Jun Family to rock the foundations of this Empire! I may
die; but, I will die fighting!”
“I see,” Jun Mo Xie narrowed his eyes, and asked softly, “But, I haven’t
done anything. So, why does Master Mei believe that I will destroy Tian
“The Young Master already understands this matter. So, why is he asking
this question?” Mei Gao Jie sneered, “Why did the Young Master pretend to
be a debauchee for ten years if he possessed such exceptional
capabilities? Why did he suffer for ten years when his Xuan cultivation
was so great? He played the fool, destroyed his reputation, and became
someone with an extremely notorious one. Why? The Young Master hadn’t
flown for ten years. However, he’s soaring now. He’s not roaring now…
he’s shaking the earth! You don’t even respect the ruler, why?”
“Haha… there’s another reason behind that. The Master has spoken this
with confidence. But, he has misinterpreted this,” Jun Mo Xie smiled
bitterly. [This old man has amazing vision. His knowledge and experience
are great as well. That earlier Mo Xie was a real scum. But, that old
debauchee has become a legend in people’s eyes with my rise…]
Jun Mo Xie had become a legend because he had patiently waited to rise?
This can’t even be called a joke! Even the former Jun Mo Xie’s ghost
would become frightened to death if he were to hear about this matter…
“The old man can make a guess or two at the Young Master’s reasons. But,
this isn’t the time to discuss these matters,” Mei Gao Jie smiled
understandingly as he waved his hands.
“Final question — you were involved in this matter because you feared
that you couldn’t brave the storm. So, it may be assumed that you worked
with someone else. The two Masters are deliberate planners, but I’m
afraid that even you aren’t this contemptible. So, this matter has
someone else’s involvement as well. It’s the people from the Shen Ci and
the Yu Tang Empires if this Young Master is guessing correctly, right?”
A tiny flash appeared in Jun Mo Xie’s eyes, “Why did you commit the
traitorous crime by collaborating with them to entrap the Jun Family in
the Imperial Court? I had asked the Master to give me an explanation when
I had first arrived. So, can you give me one now?”
“Hahaha… traitorous crime? This matter is the cleverest part in the
whole world!” Mai Gao Jie laughed loudly. “The Jun, the Dugu, and the
Murong Family have been defending the borders with troops without any
worry. There will be a fit of chaos for some time if the Jun Family is
extinguished. However, the Empire can use the resources it’s been saving
for many years even if the other two empires join hands and invade us. In
fact, there won’t be any change in dynasties even if we lose the war.
But, this sort of a disaster is imminent if you’re allowed to grow!
However, Tian Xiang’s survival is easier if there’s only the temporary
chaos of Jun Family’s elimination. So, we had no choice but to weigh our
“Master Mei, I ask you to take note…” Jun Mo Xie looked coldly at the
freely-talking old man. His glare was biting cold, “Perhaps your
inference is reasonable. But, it’s only inference; nothing more! In fact,
it’s entirely different from fact! Moreover, you’ve used this inference
to harm my Jun Family — to harm this country’s guardians! Didn’t you
ever feel your actions were excessive? Did you ever think how many people
could’ve died because of your unconfirmed inference?
“Perhaps it could be said that you have some grudges against the Jun
Family. Maybe it could be assumed that I’m not pleasing to your eyes.
But, this can’t hide the fact that you’ve distorted the truth to attack
us! Moreover, your inference is merely your personal opinion at best. You
don’t have any proof. Also, you used this method to humiliate an innocent
and good woman who readily sacrificed her virtue to repay my family’s
kindness! And, you clearly knew that she was innocent. You knew that she
had nothing to do with any of this!
“Moreover, you also know that her past has been as clear as ice even if
she has lost her virtue to me! And, you also knew that my Third Uncle had
taken her in as an adopted daughter. So, she wasn’t the daughter-in-law
of the Jun Family anymore. She wasn’t my sister-in-law anymore! But, you
didn’t let go of her former identity, and you used it to attack her! Let
me ask you something since you’ve acted like this — is the happiness of
women something one can abandon, trample, or exploit as per their wishes?
Is that so in the eyes of great scholars like yourself? Can you sacrifice
anyone for your goals? I wish to know why a great and virtuous scholar
did this even though he desires to uphold a just and righteous
Jun Mo Xie continued to rain his questions down in a sharp and
Mei Gao Jie looked up haughtily. He didn’t seem ready to concede
anything, “This is quite common. In fact, I even disdain to explain this.
But, I’ll give an explanation since the Young Master has asked. It
wouldn’t have mattered if it were that particular woman or this. I
would’ve even sacrificed the country’s Princess for Tian Xiang!
Sacrificing one woman for the good of the Empire is a good thing. She’s
only a woman. So why not…? Why shouldn’t I…? So what if she’s
innocent?! She’s only a woman!”
“Don’t you think that these words of yours are shameless, Master Mei?”
Jun Mo Xie sneered. “What if it were your daughter or wife? Would you
still do it?”
“Absolutely! And, that’s how it should be! It’s the natural order of
things, and this old man doesn’t begrudge it! I would’ve sacrificed their
honor for the country! I wouldn’t have stinted to put family before
righteousness even if Guan Qing Han had been my daughter instead! In
fact, I would’ve personally punished her!” Mei Gao Jie raised his head
with pride. He did it resolutely, and without any hesitation. It was
evident that the old man was prideful about his devotion to the nation.
Jun Mo Xie smiled. He realized that his thinking was irreconcilable with
that old man’s. [He will argue with me for seasons, and will still speak
of justice with the force…]
“Then, let me ask you this — how much guilt did you feel when you did
this?” Jun Mo Xie suppressed his boiling blood.
“Ridiculous! This matter was justifiable! So, what’s the need for guilt?
Women are like clothes! So, what’s the big deal if we abandon them like
clothes?” Mei Gao Jie looked at Jun Mo Xie with contempt. “I had always
thought you were a character. But, I had never thought that you would be
such an emotional child! Let this man at death’s door give you a warning
—’How can a rosy-cheeked hero solve the problems of lasting importance
if he can’t shed his sentiments?!’ Don’t make me look down on you now!”
“It’s my fault! The words you just spoke ruined any illusions I had
harbored about respecting you as a person! I genuinely shouldn’t have
talked to you about such matter…” Jun Mo Xie shook his head in defeated
as he chuckled, “I’m never sentimental! But, you can’t think of touching
my people even if it’s for the country’s sake! This is the other reason
why I’ve come to you today, Master Mei! And, you could’ve never thought
“Master Mei, you are full of self-righteousness and love for the honor of
your country. But, men like you will never know a man’s persistence! So,
you may succeed in politics, but you’ll never become a real man! In fact,
you and those disciples you taught are surrenders and compromisers in my
eyes if I were to be honest about it. I haven’t entered the Imperial
Court. So, I can’t say for sure. But, I presume that the Imperial Court
must’ve felt disgraced by the likes of you!”
“Bullshit!” Mei Gao Jie retorted. He had taught many young disciples. It
had been his greatest achievement, and the greatest source of his pride.
The fact that his disciples were spread throughout the land and were
governing had given him an immense sense of comfort. Jun Mo Xie could’ve
talked about anything else, and he wouldn’t have harbored any sentiments.
In fact, he would have laughed it away. But, the youngster’s remark over
this matter had instantly triggered his rage. In fact, that miserable
grey-haired old fellow had suddenly become aggressive and emotional.
“Which disciples of mine aren’t the pillars of the government? Nineteen
of my disciples have already become minor governors at the frontier!
They’ve received ocean’s worth of favors from the Emperor and the nation!
They’re like the greatest pillars of the Empire! What qualifications does
a rich brat like you have to speak such ill of my disciples, Jun Mo Xie?
They are the most famed talents of the Empire!”
He stood up. His face had reddened with emotion, and his fingers were
“Sit down! Your emotional upheaval isn’t worth a fart, Old Man! I’m being
generous to your disciples by calling them ‘trash’! After all, trash has
some value of re-use! But, they don’t even that much value!” Jun Mo Xie
sneered and turned his palm. “Open your eyes, and take a look at your
disciples, Mei Gao Jie! They’ve have received ocean’s worth of favor from
the Emperor and the nation, right?”
A thin booklet appeared in his hand. Then, he tossed it towards Mei Gao
Mei Gao Jie was left dumbstruck after he had looked inside. Therefore, he
looked at Jun Mo Xie in a suspicious manner first. Then, he looked down
at the booklet again.
It contained the “glorious achievements” of his disciples.
A disciple of his’ had bullied a rich merchant into giving him bribes in
some month of some year. He had forcefully taken someone’s daughter as
his concubine on another date. Moreover, he had even hounded her parents
There were many other cases of his disciples breaking the law. In fact,
there were many of them… as many as a dozen or so of them. Moreover,
all reports were based on material evidence. So, there were no doubts
And then, there was another…
The investigations of those incidents were dated. Moreover, the
investigating officers and the dates were different for each case and
crime. In fact, someone of the pages were old enough to have yellowed to
These were mountains of irrefutable ironclad evidences. Even death by a
thousand cuts wouldn’t be enough if those men were to be punished in
accordance to their crimes…
Mei Gao Jie’s hands shook after he had browsed through the booklet. He
then slammed it on the table with a “Bang!”
This house and courtyard had been bestowed upon him by the previous
Emperor as a reward for his services. However, one wouldn’t be able to
find any expensive items around the house. In fact, it seemed as if he
was a penniless old scholar. However, the bribes his disciples had taken
were astronomical. In fact, some of them were even higher than the sum of
his decade’s worth of government earnings!