Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-971
Zhan Yu Shu looked at Jun Mo Xie with suspicion before he sneered, “Mo
Jun Ye, are you trying to avoid producing the second verse of the couplet
by talking about the nonsensical and nonexistent conspiracies? Are you
trying to frame our family?”
Jun Mo Xie snorted. “Frame you? For what? If I am to accept your
conditions, then you should accept mine! Just say whether you can do it
or not! Very simple. It’s just a yes or a no!”
The Zhan brothers looked at each other. Zhan Yu Shu whispered,
“Brother, what do you think?”
“His condition seems easy to meet and has nothing to do with him, but
it will badly damage our family’s reputation. If he really wins the bet
and we have to say what we have done, the future of those who we asked to
come and contest for us will be ruined. No one will want to work for a
master that will give them up. So it will become more difficult for our
family to find talents in the future…” Zhan Qing Feng couldn’t
“That’s also my concern… but what if Mo Jun Ye actually can’t
produce the second half and he is just trying to force us to forfeit this
round? I feel this is the only chance we can possibly secure a victory.
If we don’t grab this opportunity and lose all the subsequent rounds…
our family’s reputation won’t end up any better…” Zhan Yu Shu was
Suddenly, Zhan Qing Feng seemed to have made a resolution. “Yu Shu, we
have to accept his conditions. If he really ends up able to compose the
other half… someone will have to make the sacrifice. Yu Shu, you are
younger and have a very bright future, so I will claim all the
responsibility if the worst happens. I will say that it has nothing to do
with you and the entire family. I believe this is the best way!”
“Brother, what are you talking about? I am the one who operated the
whole thing; how can I let you bear the consequences all alone?” Zhan
Yu Shu was still young and naive. Hearing that his brother suddenly
became so selfless, he felt a rush of warmth up his chest and couldn’t
help say, “Even if someone has to bear it alone, it should be me!”
“That… works as well.” Zhan Qing Feng only hesitated shortly before
he agreed. Zhan Qing Feng sighed and said, “Brother, I’m so sorry
that you will have to go through this. But I also trust your judgment! Mo
Jun Ye mostly likely can’t compose the second half. He couldn’t do it
for many years, so how can he suddenly come up with something in a few
By now, Zhan Yu Shu really regretted saying what he just said. How could
he imagined that his brother would quickly push all the responsibility to
him with so little hesitation? Now he felt as if he had just jumped into
a trap dug by his brother and was fed a dead rat that he couldn’t spit
out. Was this man in front of him the same person as his beloved and
“Mo Jun Ye, I accept it!” Zhan Qing Feng said as he smirked at Jun Mo
Xie. “Now it’s time for you to showcase your unparalleled literary
It surprised Jun Mo Xie. “What! You even dare to accept such dangerous
conditions? Are you not afraid that your family’s reputation will be
“If it can give us a chance to witness your failure, I think it’s
worth it! Mo Jun Ye, there’s no use delaying further, give us your
second verse now!”
“Erm…” Jun Mo Xie looked as if he were stuck in a bad situation. He
rubbed his head and asked, “Erm… what’s the first verse again?”
‘He’s doomed!’ The two brothers were now more certain and
couldn’t help grinning triumphantly.
“The heavens is chessboard, the stars are the pieces. Who can play?”
Zhan Yu Shu immediately forgot about what his brother had just done to
him. He recited the verse with a lot of rhythm…
“The heavens is chessboard, the stars are the pieces. Who can play?…
hmm…” As he walked in circles, Jun Mo Xie’s frowned harder and his
face appeared darker…
Miao Xiao Miao immediately felt tensed up. You better get it right… if
not, all your previous efforts will be wasted and the consequences will
Everyone around looked at the young man with the Free and Natural
Physique with sympathy. He was such a talented young man, unparalleled
for at least ten thousand years. But now he had just sabotaged himself
with a story he told…
What a pity!
Jun Mo Xie continued to pace back and forth before he finally stopped in
his tracks. He looked up at the skies as he pondered harder before
finally shaking his head and muttered, “No… no…” After that, he
continued his pace again…
The grins on Zhan Qing Feng and Zhan Yu Shu’s faces were getting wider.
It was at the brink of breaking into a full-fledged laughter. They eyed
Jun Mo Xie as if he were their prey that had fallen into their trap.
All of a sudden…
“Yes, I’ve got it!” Jun Mo Xie exclaimed. He exaggeratedly wiped
cold sweat from his forehead. “It almost drove me crazy, but now I
finally came up with a good one! It’s not so difficult after all when I
realized what was the key! What a pity I didn’t came up with it last
“You did? Quickly say! I’m sure you know that there are many rules to
composing a couplet. If all the words don’t match nicely, it won’t
count![1.There are many rules in making a couplet. The two lines must
have the same number of Chinese characters and each character must be in
the same lexical category with its corresponding character in the other
line.]” Zhan Qing Feng reminded him, trying to make him more stressed.
“Of course! It is the most important thing in composing couplets! The
heaven matches the earth, rain matches wind and the land matches the sky.
Now, here you go…” Jun Mo Xie emphasized every single word so it
could be heard correctly. “Let the land be the pipa and the path be the
string. Who dares to play!”
It was the noise from the ignited crowd! What a beautiful and amazing
“The sky” matches “the land”, “the chessboard” matches the
“pipa”, “the stars” matches “the path”… “who can play”
matches “who dares to play”. Every word matched seamlessly 1 .
Both verses even conveyed the same arrogance!
If there was any flaw in this couplet, no couplet in this world could be
Now, everyone looked at Mo Jun Ye with amusement. How can anyone be so
talented in all aspects?
There was also a mixture of excitement, gratefulness, and surprise in
Miao Xiao Miao’s beautiful eyes. It rendered her speechless. He really
did it? Am I dreaming? How can he be so good? Wah… I… unbelievable..
. Endless admiration was brewing in her heart.
“This couplet has indeed puzzled me for many years. But how surprising,
under the pressure today, it just occurred to me! Honestly, I should
actually thank the two of you… hahaha, how fortunate I am.”
Jun Mo Xie’s words sounded especially strange to everyone. It was like
he was ridiculing the Zhan brothers, but it was too sincere… How
strange and indescribable!
The triumphant grin vanished from the Zhan brothers’ faces. What was
left was a grayish emptiness…
Now it seemed like it was the two of them who had sabotaged themselves.
“I suppose, my second verse is matched properly?” Jun Mo Xie asked
Zhan Qing Feng could hardly nod his head. As for Zhan Yu Shu, he didn’t
even have enough strength to nod his head. It was as if his soul was
“Well, then, why not tell me what you did to ask those experts to help
you contest against me?” Jun Mo Xie smirked and reminded them.
“Don’t forget the oath you took!”
“We admit it’s our defeat!” Zhan Yu Shu wanted to go back against
his words… but with the ominous oath and everyone watching… if he
dared to curse the children of the family, his own family would expel
“Lin Qing Yin is from a musician family. Although the whole family is
famous for their music, they aren’t very good at doing business. So
now, their family has declined, and throughout the years, the Zhan Family
purchased all of their musical theaters. If they want to live on, they
have to listen to me…”
There was an outcry from the crowd that momentarily washed away what Zhan
Yu Shu was trying to say.
Zhan Yu Shu bit his lips. “The whole thing is my idea. No one else from
my family knew about it… or I would have been expelled from the family