Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-553
“However, one needs power to do these things! The more the power, the
more pleasures one can have!” Li You Ran’s eyes flashed a cold light as
he said, “So, I started using the entirety of enthusiasm to study how I
could get more power. My entire family gradually came under my control.
But, I soon realized that my family wasn’t enough to satisfy my needs!
And, I wanted more power as a result!
“Therefore, I started to work harder, and gradually began to suppress my
opponents. And, I slowly realized that my grandfather had spoken
correctly,” Li You Ran said.
“That same phrase…?” Jun Mo Xie asked out of curiosity.
“You need to be heartless if you wish to be successful! One needs to be
merciless!” Li You Ran’s eyes flashed and he said, “This is what my
grandfather had said after I had killed my father. Therefore, I
deliberately kept myself unattached from everything I did. I started to
use perspective of a spectator. And, I realized that it was particularly
accurate. That’s because I would need to eliminate anyone who’d stand in
the way of my planning. I could even abandon my close relations if doing
so would induce a big-enough benefit!”
Li You Ran said darkly, “After all, I won’t be able to reach my goal on
the odd occasion if I took my person feelings into account. Moreover, not
being able to reach my goal could also lead to a total failure. And, it
is easy to be left with nothing after one is defeated… Therefore, I
can’t be sentimental! You can’t be sensitive; you must be heartless
instead. You must be ruthless!
“Everyone in this world is merely a tool for my use!” Li You Ran sneered,
“I can have whatever I want if I’m at the top of this world. I could even
get back the things that I’ve lost out in the past. I could get the
things that weren’t even mine if I wanted to. I only need to be devoted
to my cause!
“The current Emperor is an excellent example of this. After all, Murong
Xiu Xiu and Ye Gu Han were a perfect match. Their families were
well-matched in terms of social status. They had grown up together. They
made an ideal couple. After all, their emotion for each other was
deeply-seeded. However, the Emperor wanted to have Murong Xiu Xiu.
Therefore, Ye Gu Han’s entire family was declared as traitors, and
eliminated between dawn and dusk! Then, Murong Xiu Xiu entered the
Emperor’s palace, and became the Empress… This event is particularly
inspirational for me!” Li You Ran clenched his fist.
“This event had pushed you farther on the road of becoming a demon. But,
she doesn’t love you in the first place. So, what will you accomplish
even if you get her?” Jun Mo Xie greatly disapproved of what Li You Ran
“Its fine if she doesn’t love me. But, I would prefer that she frown and
weep under my body than be happily groaning under another’s. I will still
be her man even if I can’t have her heart. I will be better-off than the
man who can’t even have her. Moreover, I believe that even her heart can
be mine in the future if I’m willing to work hard!” Li You Ran snorted
and said in a savage manner.
“You are crazy!” Jun Mo Xie puckered his brows and said, “Li You Ran,
you’ve been ruined. In fact, there’s no turning back now.”
“Why will I turn back? What will I get from turning back? In fact, I
don’t even have a road to turn back towards. But, I still have a long
road in front of me!” Li You Ran smiled sarcastically. Suddenly, it
seemed as if he had lost the strength of his entire body; even his
shoulders drooped. [I’ve kept my silence for more than ten years. I’ve
never told this to anyone. However, I’ve said everything today. But, I
feel powerless, and my heart feels empty. I can’t say if I’m happy or
sad. I don’t even feel the slightest bit of comfort. I’ve gone through my
entire past in this short time…]
[It feels that my heart is still submerged in this pool of depression.
However, my heart no longer feels desolate because I have someone to talk
“Third Master Jun, thanks for listening to me. I can’t think of anyone
else I could’ve talked to,” Li You Ran finally turned around, and slowly
walked to the stone table. Then, he sat down, and said in a serious
manner, “I feel very good now.”
Li You Ran’s handsome like face revealed a warm smile; it seemed sincere
and warm. His mannerism had also reverted to their usually elegant and
“You are welcome. You’ve made me understand many things as well. Everyone
has a different mindset. I had never believed this aspect. But, I do
now!” Jun Mo Xie’s eyes were clear and bright as he looked at Li You Ran.
However, looking at Li You Ran made him feel as if this man had gotten
stuck so deeply in mud-watery that he couldn’t extricate himself. Li You
Ran was a very smart and charming man. However, he doesn’t feel as
graceful and elegant to Jun Mo Xie as he had in the past. Instead, Jun Mo
Xie somewhat pitied this man…
[Is this kind of a man also deserving of pity?]
“Then, there’s you — Jun Mo Xie… I had never considered you worth
anything. I was swan flying high in the sky as far as I was concerned.
However, you were merely a loach in the mud. I was exceptional. But, you
were nothing!” Li You Ran chuckled and said, “Therefore, I had never paid
attention to you.”
“However, you’ve miraculously emerged like a hurricane in a short period
of half-a-year. In fact, I wasn’t even able to respond to this change
since you had already gone too far above than me. I had considered you as
a formidable life-enemy when I had taken notice of your talents.
Moreover, you had endured things for a long time before making your
moves. So, I had even believed that your intrinsic nature was similar to
“However, I don’t think so anymore…” Li You Ran faintly flashed a
bitter smile, and said, “Because, I don’t deserve to be your opponent
anymore. The swan is beautiful, but it is nothing compared to the
legendary bird that can soar to the ninth heaven. There’s no comparison.
Therefore, I’m only capable of having a conversation with you today.”
Jun Mo Xie smiled, but didn’t speak.
That’s because this was already a publically accepted fact.
“Third Young Master, do you know why I am talking to you?” Li You Ran
laughed as he looked at Jun Mo Xie with some fascination.
“Hehe, I think Young Master Li is feeling a gloomy and distressed.
However, I don’t believe that you’re here to tell me these secrets alone.
So, declare your real intentions….” Jun Mo Xie raised his eyebrow as he
“I’ve been brought face-to-face with a new option of late. And, this
option might have a direct relation to my choices in the future. However,
I’m not able to decide by myself. So, I’ve come to seek your opinion,” Li
You Ran spoke-up in very serious and solemn manner.
“You’re faced with a choice? And, you’ve come to seek my opinion…?” Jun
Mo Xie was stunned by this. So, he said, “Li You Ran… Young Master Li,
have you taken some unsuitable medicine?”
“Yes! I must seek your opinion. And, that’s because you’re involved in
this matter. So, this is bound to play a vital role,” The depths of Li
You Ran’s eyes suddenly became unfathomable.
“Shall we take a look this situation? There’s something that will link
“It could be considered a coincidence that my master recommended me to
the Great Golden City. Then, Ma Jiang Ming came to the Li Family ten days
ago. He wanted to meet me regarding this matter. He was happy after his
examination. And, this means that I can join the Great Golden City as
long as I agree. This means that I will get a chance to witness the
Battle for Seizing the Heavens in a few years’ time. Moreover, I might
get an opportunity to participate in the next Battle for Seizing the
Heavens… In fact, I could even become a leading personality…”
Li You Ran’s expressions were serious, “The Great Golden City wants to
select ten youngsters this time. Jun Mo Xie, you may be the person who
understand me the best. No other youngster will be able to beat me as
long as I go. And, that’s because of the way I think and scheme…”
“I genuinely believe this,” Jun Mo Xie sincerely commented. [I will
consider this world’s men to be monsters if a person with Li You Ran’s
intelligence and maliciousness doesn’t succeed…] However, his heart
skipped a beat at the same time… [So, this is the dilemma Li You Ran is
[It’s not surprising that he’s being so frank today. No wonder… he’s
speaking so bluntly. It’s no longer strange that he’s acting so
differently from how he used to be…]
Jun Mo Xie had finally understood the real reason behind Li You Ran’s
“However, going away means that I must give up on the results I’ve worked
so hard to achieve over the years! I must make a transition from desiring
power in this secular world, and I must move to wanting the same at the
top-most level. But, I’ve invested so much energy and effort over the
years, and I’m beginning to realize my goals. I hate this because I’m not
very far from my heart’s desires at this time. However, I will have to
repeat this process if I decide to go there,” Li You Ran slowly said. In
fact, it seemed as he was raising his arguments.
Jun Mo Xie didn’t say anything. Instead, he calmly waited for Li You Ran
to speak up.
Li You Ran remained silent for a while. Then, he suddenly lifted his
head, and looked directly at Jun Mo Xie. He then said in a low voice,
“Jun Mo Xie… would you oppose me if I wanted to become the Emperor of
Tian Xiang Empire? Perhaps I should ask if I would be setting myself
against you by doing so…”
“I know that you don’t desire power. In fact, you don’t even care about
it. You only care about your family. You’re only concerned with your
sentiments. And, you only care about the people you love. Moreover, you
desire absolute power and freedom. I’m confident that I haven’t misjudged
you in this regard. So, it doesn’t matter who becomes the Emperor… You
won’t care about it as long as he doesn’t harm you. And, I can swear that
I will never be the Jun Family’s enemy… And, this stands true
regardless of whether I succeed or fail. In fact, I won’t dare to be the
Jun Family’s enemy!”
Li You Ran’s eyes had turned very fervent at this moment. He fixed his
eyes on Jun Mo Xie and said, “This has been the biggest dream that I’ve
wanted to achieve in my life ahead. At first, I was confident that I
would have many opportunities to be successful. But, you have emerged
now! And, I have a strong intuition that I will suffer a heavy blow from
you if I’m not careful! And, I won’t be able to withstand this set-back
when we consider the current strength of your Jun Family!”
“The Emperor of Tian Xiang stands on the opposite side of the Jun Family.
Third Young Master, I also know a little about what’s going on in your
mind… Moreover, the three sons of the Emperor aren’t getting along with
you and Tang Yuan. So, I believe that you won’t wish for any of them to
become the Emperor of Tian Xiang. Therefore, I will turn the Great Golden
City’s offer down as long as you give me a free-hand. Instead, I will
fight for Tian Xiang’s throne with everything I’ve got!”
Li You Ran’s face lit-up as he said, “Third Young Master, maybe it will
be a help to you if I choose to go this way… In fact, it will be good
for you and for me… Your father — Jun Wu Hui — was a great hero of
his generation. He was an outstanding military general, and he had made a
heroic contribution in Tian Xiang’s establishment. However, he had died
under dubious circumstances. And, I can’t believe that Third Young Master
has no suspicions in his mind when it comes to this matter. Third Young
Master, we may not be able to join hands. But, we have a common enemy,
and you don’t want the secular power. So, you might as well help me.
What’s the harm in it? After all, I still know how to judge the hour and
take stock of the situation at hand.”