Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-962
Everyone knew that this match was staked on the future of these few
outstanding individuals! No matter which side lost, in the future, their
status will be lower than a dog’s in the eye of the other!
In fact, they would no longer be able to raise their heads anymore in the
Misty Illusory Manor!
Verbal agreement being no guarantee, a written blood oath had been
drafted as proof!
The names of both sides had been etched with their own blood and jointly
witnessed by the leaders and future successors of all the powerful forces
in the Misty Illusionary Manor!
There were no longer any grounds for backing out right now!
No one would have thought that this match would actually have such huge
implications! The few talents that the Zhan Family had gathered were even
beginning to regret slightly right now. For them to have their current
great achievements in their own craft meant that they were naturally not
idiots. If they knew that it would be this serious, they would not have
come! It was just a moment of anger and they had been too affected by the
Zhan Family two brothers’ words, causing them to behave rashly…
Now, it was difficult for them to retreat or advance.
If they won, they would undoubtedly end up offending this Free and
Natural Physique prodigy. For now, Mo Jun Ye’s strength was still weak,
so it was not that serious. However, the more serious thing was that…
they would have offended Miao Xiao Miao as well! To offend Miao Xiao Miao
was the same as offending the entire Miao Family! And the terrifying
results of that was something that none of them could handle.
But if they lost, that would mean that they’d offended the Zhan Family!
At that time, all of them might even die without a burial spot…
Whether they advanced or retreated, it was still a path of death?!
The moment Jun Mo Xie began putting his name onto the blood oath
contract, Miao Xiao Miao’s anxious voice transmitted into his ears.
“Do you have any confidence?”
This Young Lady Miao had already decided. If he said that he wasn’t
confident, she would immediately create chaos here, beating everyone up,
and even directly burn down the entire inn… Even if she was accused of
creating trouble on purpose, she would tear down this entire event…
Jun Mo Xie looked at her and smiled. “100 percent!”
Those two words caused Miao Xiao Miao to be so angered that she stomped
her foot with exasperation, cursing several times in her heart. Idiot!
Self arrogant prick! But left with no choice, she could only look
helplessly as that fellow wrote his name on the blood oath contract!
But unexpectedly, she actually felt a strange calm in her heart as if
this idiot and self arrogant fellow in front of her really had the
ability… but how could that be possible?
A row of 17 tables were quickly placed in the middle of the hall, and
Miao Xiao Miao sat at the very center of them!
Everyone else was directly chased 10 zhang away, turning into mere
spectators! Even Zhan Yu Shu was not an exception. Only Zhan Qing Feng
was allowed to observe from a closer distance.
As for the other geniuses, they were all looking at each other nervously.
No one was willing to stick their heads out and be the first to come out.
If the first match was won, everything would naturally be fine. But if
the first person who came out lost… it was the equivalent of them
giving up their little lives…
Looking at that casually seated Free and Natural Physique guy, everyone
felt extremely unhappy. Why do we have to stand, while you get to sit
there and wait?
However, the other party was a person that was going to handle a long
round of cycled matches. He was fighting for himself, but what about them?
“Young Master Mo, this one is called Lin Qing Yin. To be the first
person to seek Young Master Mo’s guidance, please consider this as just
casting a brick to attract jade!” 1 Just as everyone was unable to make
up their minds, a green robed youth who stood at the very last row walked
out quietly, and greeted Jun Mo Xie.
“Lin Qing Yin… a very elegant name indeed. From the looks of it,
Brother Lin should be a musician? Not bad, not bad… Does Brother Lin
intend to have a competition on music?” Jun Mo Xie said with a faint
“Indeed. Regrettably, this one has never cultivated in Xuan Qi before,
and the only thing I’m somewhat confident in is music.” Lin Qing Yin
said calmly. “The reason for me stepping out today is firstly because I
am truly a little unconvinced by Brother Mo; secondly, there are other
reasons that compel me… After today’s matter, regardless of win or
loss, I, Lin Qing Yin, will never see Brother Mo again. Otherwise, the
guilt in my heart will be too much to bear…”
Jun Mo Xie smiled lightly and nodded. “From the looks of it, Brother
Lin has some inhibitions in your heart? One must know that music is the
voice of the heart. If you cannot play from your heart, it will be
difficult to ever rise to the peak of musical attainments. There is
actually no need to feel guilty; Brother Lin can just treat this as
making a friend through music. At least, that is how I feel!”
“Just the words ‘music is the voice of the heart’ is enough for me
to tell that Brother Mo also has great attainments in music. To be able
to meet a fellow friend who also appreciates music is a great happiness.
Regrettably, I am forced by circumstances!” Lin Qing Yin laughed
bitterly as he steeled his face. “There is no point in speaking too
much. A few days ago, this one had a sudden inspiration, managing to
compose this song called ‘Heartbreak Hymn’. May Brother Mo please
give me your guidance.
As he said that, Lin Qing Yin shook his sleeves and an inky green jade
xiao appeared in his hand. Lowering his head, he gently stroked the xiao
and said: “Although I was born in a millennia old musical family, I am
the most familiar with the jade xiao. It is also the only skill that I am
proficient in. This xiao had already accompanied me for 26 years! It is
also the only thing of which I pursue to reach the peak of in this life!
Apart from the xiao, there is nothing else I desire!”
“In other words, you only know how to play the xiao? You are not
proficient in, or completely do not know how to play other musical
instruments, like the zither or flute?” Jun Mo Xie asked.
“That’s right! I’ve said just now; apart from the xiao, there is
nothing else I seek!” Lin Qing Yin raised his head and his eyes gleamed
“Impressive! It is indeed better to be a master of one thing than be a
jack of all trades! It’s a pity that too few people understand such
reasoning! For Brother Lin to understand this, it truly causes me to look
at you differently. Looks like today’s match will be more interesting
than I initially expected!” Jun Mo Xie’s face grew more serious.
“Brother Mo is indeed a kindred soul.” Lin Qing Yin’s eyes lit up
and he looked at him deeply.
Turning around, he looked at Zhan Yu Shu. “Young Master Zhan,
regardless of the results of this competition, I hope that Young Master
Zhan can keep your word and stop making things difficult for my Lin
Family! Only in this way can I play to the best of my ability!”
The moment these words came out, everyone looked up with realization!
So it turned out that this Lin Qing Yin had been coerced by Zhan Yu Shu
to come here!
Zhan Yu Shu snorted coldly and said. “My Zhan Family has always done
things in an open and aboveboard manner. When have we ever gone back on
things that we’ve promised? You can set your mind at ease! Or do you
want me to write you a blood oath contract as well?”
Lin Qing Yin narrowed his eyes and clasped his fists. “I wouldn’t
dare. Hopefully, Second Young Master Zhan’s will honor your words. Lin
Qing Yin will thank you first now. After this match ends, this Lin will
bid my farewell, departing with my family. In this life, we will never
step into Heart Fantasy City again. May Young Master Zhan set your mind
Zhan Yu Shu snorted coldly again, not saying anything. Today was truly
too shameful. But if they ultimately won, all that they’ve suffered
today would still be worth it!
Miao Xiao Miao sucked in a deep breath and gritted her teeth. She
actually felt a great impulse to speak out at the moment about the
matter. Although she didn’t know about the details of what happened,
but it was a fact that Zhan Yu Shu had used shady methods to force Lin
Qing Yin! To think that the Zhan Family… would actually be capable of
She trusted that as long as she promised the safety of the Lin Family and
pursued the matter, she could stop this round of contest, even tearing
the entire competition apart on the basis that all the contestants had
been coerced and bought over by the Zhan Family unfairly. But after much
consideration, she still kept her mouth shut. Because… could she really
guarantee the safety of the Lin Family?
Perhaps the Miao Family behind her could do it. But would the Miao Family
be willing to offend the current Zhan Family who was as dazzling as the
sun in the sky? Although the Zhan Family was despicable, shameless, and
hateful, what could they do? As the saying went, the winners are right,
and the losers are wrong. As long as the Zhan Family came out victorious
today, no one would send themselves to their deaths by accusing them of
using underhanded methods to win. Victory would make them heroes!
Knowing that Zhan Yu Shu would not go back on his words after promising
in front of so many people, Lin Qing Yin nodded and turned around with a
relaxed face. Looking at Jun Mo Xie, he bowed deeply. “Brother Mo,
today, I will use this xiao to seek your guidance on the path of music
Lin Qing Yin’s robes fluttered gently in the wind as he stood still,
not playing immediately. After a long time, he slowly raised the xiao as
an indescribable look of sorrow appeared in his eyes. His face was calm
and still, and with every inch that the xiao was brought closer to his
mouth, the sorrow in his eyes grew more pronounced.
When the first note of the xiao rang out, the sorrow in his eyes had
already condensed to an extreme level. Remarkably, his face was still as
still and calm as before.
The serene melody of the xiao rang out clearly, permeating to every
corner of the large hall. Whether one understood music or not, their
hearts could not help resonating clearly with the notes. It felt as if
the person they loved most in their lives had already departed forever…
the pain and regret was something that could never be mended.
This was a pain and sorrow that was impossible to describe with words!
Whether their cultivation was high or not or if their mental state was
strong, everyone was drawn in by the tune without exceptions. This was
completely different from any hallucination or Xuan ability. It was
purely the power of music!
Music was an exceptionally amazing thing which could rouse the deepest
emotions in a person’s heart…
With the gradual deepening of the flute sound, Jun Mo Xie could clearly
sense the heavy helplessness and sorrow in Lin Qing Yin’s heart… In
this instant, he heard the trials and pains that this Young Master who
was born in a musical family had experienced…
Among the 17 judges, there was a renowned musician of the generation.
When he heard this sorrowful tune, his face turned solemn and he sighed
Miao Xiao Miao, who sat in the middle, had a white veil covering her
face, which masked her expression. But her eyes actually revealed some
emotion, and her lips moved lightly. If one could understand lip reading,
they would ‘hear’ the words. Soon, the spring splendor fades, from
the flowers in the woods too soon. There’s no stopping the chill rain
at dawn, or the shrill wind at night. The memories of the rouge-colored
tears, of the stays overnight amid cups. When will all that happen again?
Life is long in sadness as water keeps flowing and flowing east…
This tune had moved nearly everybody present to tears!