Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-459
Mei Gao Jie burst into tears. He felt too ashamed to show his face to Jun
Mo Xie’s sharp and disdainful glare.
These were the disciples he had spent his blood and effort on. These were
his Empire’s brightest of the brightest. He was proud of them, and he had
cultivated them to become the Empire’s pillars. But, their conduct was no
different than that of corrupt officials. However, were they any
different from a termite that was eating into the country’s woodwork?
Mei Gao Jie was in a daze; he didn’t speak-up.
“Mei Gao Jie, you’ve spent your life’s hard labor in training those
disciples. You had proudly thought that they were the country’s
brightest. In fact, this is only a small part of them. After all, you’ve
lead the Wen Xing Heavenly Literature Institute for decades. How many of
such disciples did you teach over that time period? Mei Gao Jie, you’ve
always stood at the peak of righteous morality, but you’ve never known
the filth that thrives in the world beneath you. Yet, you accuse me of
bringing about the destruction of Tian Xiang! But, why don’t you open
your eyes and see who has been bringing destruction to Tian Xiang?
“The destruction that you’ll bring to this nation will be far greater
than what I would. In fact, it’s several thousand times!
Ten-twenty-thousand times! So, let me ask you Mei Gao Jie — what
qualifications do you have to criticize me? You say that I may cause a
rebellion. But, where do you think I will get the military strength for
it from? They will rise amidst the victims of your disciples’ bad
governance! Therefore, I can say that Mei Gao Jie will become my greatest
co-conspirator, my greatest helper, and the strangest secret accomplice
in case I were to revolt! Do you agree with what I’m saying — the great
and wise Mei?!”
Jun Mo Xie chuckled, “Don’t say you didn’t know. I thought that we were
different people. But, no! We’re the same! But, who doesn’t like to claim
that they are clean?! After all, every raven sees calls itself clean when
it sees a crow! But, they’re the same! Isn’t it?”
Mei Gao Jie staggered back. His previously calm appearance had vanished
by now. And, his complexion had turned ashen instead…
“Mei Gao Jie… Master Mei is a very wise man! You keep repeating that
you’ve cultivated bright minds to act as pillars for the Empire. In fact,
you’ve been saying it for decades! But, did you see what you’ve
cultivated? They’re nothing more than termites that will bring the nation
to disaster! Hahaha… it’s so very laughable! Do you see where you live?
How are you different from a beggar? But, do your clean hands cancel out
your crimes? No! Your crimes are innumerable! You had said that I would
bring disaster to the land, right old man? Pardon me, but I can’t even
find an adjective to describe the amazing work you’ve done for the
Empire!” Jun Mo Xie’s words became increasingly sharp.
Young Master Jun’s true goal had finally been exposed at this moment…
Jun Mo Xie’s main aim was to deal with those great hypocrites. But, Jun
Mo Xie’s investigations had only been the tip of the ice-berg. After all,
the Wen Xing Institute’s filth had been entrenched very deeply inside the
Tian Xiang Empire.
Moreover, these men had a lot of power in their hands. Only a few of them
were in higher ministries. But, they could still bring about great damage.
However, Jun Mo Xie wasn’t a heroic person. So, he wouldn’t have dealt
with these people if they hadn’t offended him. He would only have dealt
with these injustices if he had encountered them…
However, the scholars had become a pain for Jun Mo Xie the moment they
had led the masses to attack him. And hence, Jun Mo Xie had taken the
steps to first remove those human filths!
He could even kill ten-thousand men if they dared to block his way. In
fact, he would even kill a hundred-thousand if they stood in his path!
Jun Mo Xie wouldn’t even think twice about killing over a
hundred-thousand people like these ones!
[I’m an assassin, but I believe in good things! I don’t seek justice, but
I will act with fairness!]
[No matter who it is… I’ll be fair!]
[Not for the world! Not for Law! But, for myself!]
This was part of Jun Mo Xie’s belief.
“Master Mei… have you ever calculated the amount of losses you’ve
caused the Empire? Do you think I wanted to insult you when I belittled
your disciples in the scholarly retreat? I only shut their mouths to
reprimand you into waking up. I had hoped that you’d get back on the
right path! But, it’s a pity that you’ve stubbornly followed the wrong
one instead. And, you’ve kept repeating those words ‘all for the sake of
Tian Xiang’. So, tell me now… How will you face your sins? How will you
redeem yourself of them?” Jun Mo Xie’s voice was somewhat sinister.
“I had previously allowed your students to insult their teachers. After
all, I wanted to show that they’d betray their own teachers! You should
be thankful to me, and grateful to me! In fact, you should worship me!
But, I want to see how a dignified hypocrite like you can have any
standing in society after you’ve been exposed!”
Jun Mo Xie maliciously spoke his thoughts.
“Redeem my sins?” Mei Gao Jie’s blurred vision became clear as he grasped
the last straw which would save him, “Can I truly redeem my grave sins?”
“Some sins can’t be redeemed. But, we can still remedy some of them. And,
I’m sure that Master Mei can lessen those sins if he strives!” Jun Mo Xie
sounded like the ‘Wolf’ who was trying to entice ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
as he carefully spoke these words of guidance.
“Haha… Jun Mo Xie! I can clearly see your true intentions now! You want
to use my hand to root out my students so the Wen Xing Institute can
never stand in Tian Xiang again! I can see your intentions clearly. But,
I’m the reason behind these crimes. My hands are clean, and my heart is
loyal. But, how can I not attempt to clean what I’m leaving behind…? I
know fully that you’re using me. But, I’ll still happily oblige!”
Mei Gao Jie smiled bitterly. He then frowned before he spoke,
“Heaven’s… pity me. I had lost my way, but I’ve have finally woken up.
However, I must pay for everything I’ve done in the past. I must make
things clear! But, scholars can’t be destroyed. And, Tian Xiang can’t be
either. However, Tian Xiang will certainly need a new atmosphere! How did
this old man ever become such a callous teacher?”
Tears flowed as he started to tremble while speaking. He recalled the
students he had taught… from the common youth to the renowned scholars.
They had advanced in their careers with the passage of time, and had
become minor governors of the frontier areas. Some had even become senior
officials. He had labored his entire life. And, he had harbored many
expectations in return. However, his efforts had unexpectedly come to
He had worked painstakingly to establish the Wen Xing Heavenly Literature
Institute. He had wanted his name to be immortalized in the books of
history; he had hoped to be remembered in the annals of history. It now
seemed that his name would indeed be recorded in the annals of history.
However, his name would be remembered with eternal infamy…
[Was it a mistake?]
“Master Mei, your starting point wasn’t wrong. Nor can anyone criticize
your initial intention. But, you had overlooked human greed.”
Jun Mo Xie saw through what the old man was thinking. So, he straightaway
assuaged his doubts. “Ability is obviously a necessary aspect. But,
virtue is more important! An exceedingly talented man can bring an
equally exceeding calamity if he doesn’t have virtue. Your institute
always posed as righteous. But, you only spoke of righteousness — as if
it was merely a slogan. It never became the heart of the education. And,
this righteousness has become a weapon you attack others with because of
this. In fact, this meant that you had acted with self-righteousness even
if you had done something wrong!”
Jun Mo Xie laughed and said, “After all, one’s guilt is of no
significance if they can find a high-sounding justification. And, this
was even easier to grasp for your studious and educated scholars!
Therefore, they became increasingly self-righteous. And, the long-term
consequences of this are rather easy to imagine…
“Virtue is the first thing a child must be taught about!” Jun Mo Xie
continued, “This is the true aim of education.”
“Virtue is the first thing a child must be taught about…” those words
resounded like loud drums. In fact, they seemed so loud that they
exploded in the old man’s mind, and he suddenly understood many things…
Then, he went to the other room, and returned soon after. However, he was
carrying a thick binder that contained a roll of names. The names of
different people were listed inside it along with the careers they had
embarked on. In fact, it contained everything… where they held office,
where they were transferred, what they were doing now… Everything was
marked very clearly…
Every individual was listed very clearly.
This had previously been the greatest source of Mei Gao Jie’s pride. In
fact, he used to show it off very frequently. However, it had become the
death mark for his students now…
“Jun Mo Xie! It doesn’t matter if you’re good or bad… Or if you’re
doing this for justice or personal grudges! But, this old man has been
convinced by what you’ve spoken about the true meaning of education! So,
I request you to eliminate these black sheep! I’ll be indebted to you for
it! And, I will repay this debt in the next life!”
Mei Gao Jie’s complexion was proper as he continued in a stern voice,
“But, you must do a proper research! You can’t hurt the innocent amongst
my students! Otherwise, this old man’s ghost will never let you off!”
Jun Mo Xie snorted and spoke, “I never thought of myself as a good man.
But, I’m far more conscientious that you are. I won’t be able to sleep at
night if I mistakenly kill a good man. And, what meaning will life have
if I can’t even sleep peacefully?”
Mei Gao Jie burst into laughter. His voice was shrill as he said, “Only a
good man can get a good sleep. But, a good man must have a good heart to
start with. And, he must be educated properly as a child for that to
happen. This old man has taught thousands of students. But, I’ve only
realized the true meaning of ‘education’ today. This old man genuinely
regrets it. Why had I turned a deaf ear to these words before…? Why had
I scoffed at them? Hahaha… I had desired my name to be remembered
throughout history… only to have it go down in infamy at the end! I
regret it! I regret it a lot!
“To clean my house with the help of my enemy! Such a ridiculous thing can
only happen to me — Mei Gao Jie! Hahaha…”
He laughed and stepped back. Then, he rushed forward. Jun Mo Xie sighed,
and flashed aside.
The old man Mei Gao Jie’s head slammed against the stone table with a
loud “Bang!” His brain ruptured as a result, and he died. However, the
grey-haired man’s eyes didn’t close, and remained open to stare at the
gloomy sky. One could even see a vague hint of shame in his eyes…
“Mei Gao Jie, you spoke with conviction. But, your pedantic thoughts were
hopeless to begin with. You were muddleheaded, but your heart could still
distinguish right from wrong! You were damned, but you weren’t wretched!
But, you offended me without being a wretched man. So, you were damned
Jun Mo Xie took the binder. He felt neither happy nor sad as he said
softly, “I won’t kill good men… But, I won’t let a single bad one get
away with it.”