Chapter 382: The Responsibility and Farce
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
Jun Mo Xie had never had time for genuine emotions in his previous life since he had been a hit-man. So, he had never experienced romance. He would merely spend silver and gold to buy a good time if he wanted to satisfy his physiological needs.
And, that was because he couldnt afford to love
He couldnt afford it despite being the King of Assassins.
Ones heart is bound to fetter if one falls in love. And, having a family can be of grave disadvantage against any opponent since the enemy can easily make the said-family a target. Jun Mo Xie had been assassin. So, it was hard to tell how many families he had seen fall to tragedies by the hands of assassins
He wasnt afraid that his family would harm him. Rather, he was afraid that he would cause harm to his family!
The pain of losing ones loved ones whether oneself or close relatives is extremely painful torment.
Therefore, he didnt dare to do it. He genuinely couldnt dare to do it.
He had run into many beautiful women ever since he had come to this world. Guan Qing Han, Dugu Xiao Yi, Princess Ling Meng, or even that Silver Blizzard Citys Princess Han Yan Meng each one of these women were one amongst many. And, it was very rare to find such peerless beauties. They may have been cold and aloof, lovable and cute, graceful, or even very intelligent but, each one would be the considered the finest woman around
Jun Mo Xie admired their beauty. In fact, he had a very favorable impression of them. But, he had always ensured that he never crossed the line with them. He was fully aware that Dugu Xiao Yi liked him to the bone. But, Jun Mo Xie still wavered, and found it difficult to decide
It wasnt that he was wavering when one comes to think of it it was more like he was considering different aspects
He had a special feeling for Guan Qing Han in his heart. But, Jun Mo Xie had never revealed it.
This was because Jun Mo Xie hadnt yet realized that he could start a family now Perhaps he wasnt prepared for it in his heart.
However, he would never have thought that he would lose his mind due to some unfortunate circumstances and freak accidents And, he would then forcefully snatch-away Guan Qing Hans virtue. And thus making her his first woman!
Jun Mo Xie wouldnt pay much attention to a woman who was very pretty or even visually captivating. He may have enjoyed himself by means of flirtation, but he would forget her once he had turned his head away. But, he could never do the same to Guan Qing Han. Jun Mo Xie had opened his eyes, and had seen her besides him. He had then tried to assess the cause-and-effect of that incident. And, his heart had filled to the brim with an acute feeling of responsibility and tenderness once he had realized the matter
[Responsibility! Responsibility towards a woman!]
Jun Mo Xie clearly understood that this feeling wasnt something he was going to reject even if he couldnt understand it properly. In fact, this emotion felt particularly warm on the contrary.
He was unaware of Guan Qing Hans opinion on the subject. But, Jun Mo Xie had already decided that this woman would be his woman from this day onwards! The first woman the Evil Monarch had accepted!
Jun Mo Xie gently caressed the soft and long hair that covered the pillow her head rested upon. And, he felt a touch of tranquility inside his heart. [Ive finally found a companion in this world. And, it feels like I dont have to worry about getting separated from her]
[This is a very wonderful feeling.]
[These fetters these feeling of tenderness arent as awful as I thought they would be.] The corners of Jun Mo Xies mouth drew back into a smile as he looked at Guan Qing Hans face. He then drooped down her face, and gently snuggled her forehead as he said softly, "Im sorry and thank you."
After that, he got up and decided to leave. He went out without saying anything. His bodys innate quality was genuinely amazing. He had been in an extremely fatigued state a while ago. But, things had improved very significantly in a short while. He had recuperated to a considerable extent, and his aura had also been reinstated. His spirit sense had detected five or six people outside. And, he could tell that they were standing there with a foolish expression on their faces. Jun Mo Xie knew who they were and why they were there
[The sounds of activity in my tent mustnt have been faint. Moreover, it had lasted for a very long period of time]
[Therefore, it wouldve been very strange if the Third Uncle and the others hadnt taken any measures.] Jun Mo Xie smiled bitterly. He had already guessed the dangers he would face once hed leave his tent
[After all, the fact that Third Uncle had freed Guan Qing Han from her matrimonial ties to the Jun Family hasnt been made known to the world. So, everyone mustve thought that Guan Qing Han was still my sister-in-law. So, my actions tantamount to forcing myself on my sister-in-law]
However, Jun Mo Xie didnt wish to escape from this situation. In fact, he wouldnt escape. If he had done the deed then, he had done it! What was the worst that could happen? A real man would admit his fault. And, how could he not support his womans happiness? How could he be called a man if he didnt?
[I will face it. It may be a raging storm, but I will face it! In fact, only I can face it!]
Guan Qing Hans eyelids softly blinked at first. Then, they slowly opened as Jun Mo Xie walked out. Two lines of tears flowed from the corner of her eyes. However, her face had a faintly satisfied smile on it
[Is this what having a family feels like?]
[Is this what having a husband feels like?]
[This feeling is amazing. And, its something I dont wish to let go of.]
She had suffered a lot. And, she had lost face. But, she didnt have any regret in her heart. She hadnt been able to stop herself once she had guessed Jun Mo Xies circumstances. It could be said that she had a choice in this matter at first. And, she couldve left in the beginning if she had wanted to. Therefore, it could be said that she had voluntarily opted for this
Then, Jun Mo Xie had been very gentle and considerate a moment ago since he thought that she hadnt woken up yet. And, that had made her feel happy very happy. And, thats because he had done that whilst believing that she hadnt woken-up yet. This indicated that those gentle feelings had genuinely emerged from his heart. That was tenderness from a real man. And, this had raised huge waves of chaos in Guan Qing Hans heart.
This was a feeling of being taken care of by someone.
[This felt genuinely nice and warm so warm I think Ill cry]
Tears streamed down Guan Qing Hans face as she smiled. Her face resembled a rosy flower that had been moistened with the early-morning dew. Her smiling face was like a beautiful blossom. It was a very touching moment. But then, she recalled her embarrassing identity, and suddenly became sad
[What should I do? This is a sin]
Jun Mo Xie was covered in cold sweat as he walked out.
This cold sweat hadnt arisen from the physical exercise he had done with Guan Qing Han. Jun Mo Xie admittedly felt uncomfortable on a physical level, but he was more worried about Guan Qing Hans suffering. [I have a robust physique, and that wretched medicine had a huge effect on me. I had lost consciousness due to that drug, and those movements had continued for the entire day. How could Guan Qing Han endure all that?]
[I dont even know how berserk I had gone!]
He had later noticed that Guan Qing Han had nearly died. So, it was rather fortunate that he hadnt continued any longer. In fact, Guan Qing Hans fragrant and delicate body wouldve been vanquished if he had continued for even a quarter of a day more
[That was a close call!]
[It was quite risky!]
[Dugu Xiao Yis medicine was indeed fierce, but it fortunately wasnt too excessive. Moreover, Guan Qing Hans body isnt too feeble either. Her physique has always been good since she has been trained to fight since early childhood. So, her physique is much better than normal women. And, thats why she was able to endure that frantic torment. Otherwise, the situation could have taken a turn for the worst]
However, Jun Mo Xie was completely unaware that the drug which the little girl had given him wasnt too excessive it was far beyond the realms of excessive! Dugu Xiao Yi had feared that her rice wont be properly cooked. Therefore, she had gone all-out when she had added the medicine to the wine, and she had thus emptied the entire packet.
Jun Mo Xie had a special innate physique, and Hong Jun Pagodas aura had also nourished his corporeal body. These factors had neutralized a part of the medicines effect. Otherwise, it was quite possible that he wouldve been engaged with Guan Qing Han still
The Young Master Jun smiled bitterly as he went out. His body had recovered to some extent, but it still felt empty under his feet. In fact, he felt like he was walking on cotton-like mist. He could feel that his feet were still weak as he walked
[Damn! This is so exhausting! I was feeling so good a moment ago]
Jun Mo Xie hadnt realized that he had been working non-stop for the past ten hours. And, the fact that he was able to stand and walk after that intense high-rate and continuous exercise was a huge miracle in-itself.
This may be hard to imagine for some. But, the said-individual may try doing push-ups for ten hours without a break. It could be guaranteed that the said-individual wouldnt even be able to get up after that
Jun Wu Yi and the others appeared to be gloomy and at a loss. Then, they looked at Jun Mo Xie as he staggered out owing to the weakness he felt in his legs. Consequently, they didnt know whether to laugh or cry, and their expressions became strange. The little girl was seated on the ground with a blank expression on her face. And, she started to tremble when she saw Jun Mo Xie. She then burst out crying with sorrow and regret
Jun Mo Xie was startled at this. [You gave me that medicine, and started the fire. Then, you ran away. And now youre crying? You are the one to feel wronged here?]
He was unaware that Dugu Xiao Yi felt as if she had come-off worse while trying to gain an advantage. She had tried to do a skillful maneuver, but had been clumsy and had dropped the stone on her own foot instead. She was scared because of the reversal of fortunes. And thus, her heart was full of complex feelings she couldnt endure
She had originally planned to cook rice, and monopolize him. Consequently, the rice had been cooked thoroughly. In fact, it was boiling. But, she didnt like it because it was scalding hot. Therefore, she didnt eat it, and was unable to take advantage of her plan how could she not be depressed?
And then, she saw Jun Mo Xie emerge from the tent, and recalled that Guan Qing Han had been taking "advantage of her plan" this entire time. This made her feel wronged and angry. In fact, she wanted to say something, but was unable to. She wanted to shout at first, but she started to cry instead
Jun Mo Xie had barely moved out of the tent when he saw the Solitary Falcon give him a thumbs up. And then, his three Dongfang uncles gave him a very strange stare that reeked of innuendos... which were very meaningful indeed
However, Jun Wu Yi didnt know whether to laugh or cry as he saw his nephew come out. He looked at Jun Mo Xie through the dark circles that surrounded his eyes, and asked, "Youve come out? How are you? And, how is Qing Han?"
The Third Master Jun wasnt worried about his nephew in reality. The Young Master Jun looked weak and unstable. In fact, his face even seemed a bit lean. But, he was still safe. So, Jun Wu Yi was actually worried about his adopted daughter Guan Qing Han. The Third Master Jun had figured that Qing Han wouldve wanted to help Jun Mo Xie since was suffering from that unbearable toxin, and may have decided to staunchly endure him. However, it would a horrifying scenario if she became depressed over losing her virtue, and decided to end her life because of it
"Uh I... am fine my legs are a bit sore uh and, sister-in-law uh Qing Han is still sleeping shes also fine" Jun Mo Xie scratched his head. He felt extremely embarrassed as he answered. The Young Master Jun had called Qing Han sister-in-law out of habit. But, he had immediately realized that she wasnt his sister-in-law anymore since he had decided to acknowledge her as his woman. [How can I still call her sister-in-law? That felt very strange]
Jun Mo Xie wasnt met with a scolding the moment he came out. And, this was rather strange and rare of his uncles nature. He had expected his uncle to hurl abuses at him In fact, he wouldnt have been very surprised if his uncle had broken his legs. Therefore, Jun Mo Xie couldnt grasp the reason behind his uncles current reactions
[Could Third Uncle be confused because of his anger?]
"Even the feet the mightiest of men wouldve become weak after such a long time" The Solitary Falcon rolled his eyes, "But, this brat can still walk. His endurance is amazing."
"Great, my nephew! Simply amazing! Ten hours! Ten full hours! This Third Uncle of yours admires your lower back's strength, and prostrates himself! It's genuinely exceptional!"
Dongfang Wen Dao grinned as he patted Jun Mo Xie's shoulder. He then smiled while his eyebrows shot up, "You have proven yourself to be the son of the White Commander! You will have many children in the future. The future of the Jun Family is indeed bright and glorious! Your uncle has high hopes from you!"
Jun Mo Xie was feeling very weak at the moment. So, he was nearly slapped to the ground by his uncles hand. And then, his face became dark when he heard those words.
[What? What are you saying Uncle? How is today's matter related to being the son of the White Commander?]
Dongfang Wen Qing obviously got agitated at this remark, and spoke, "Third, you will be disciplined after we return! You're his uncle! How can you say such things?! Do you have no shame? You are a very filthy creature!"
"Brother Mo Xie" Dugu Xiao Yi rushed over, and hugged him tightly as she continued to cry, "Im sorry I didnt know I, I, I shouldnt have left" Dugu Xiao Yi was feeling extremely sad. [I prepared the rice, but someone else ate it]
However, the Little Girl was unaware that the dose she had given Jun Mo Xie was far too strong for her own good. Guan Qing Hans body was stronger than her own. But, even Guan Qing Han had barely been able to endure the medicines effect. So, it could be reckoned that a tragedy wouldve struck if Dugu Xiao Yi had replaced Guan Qing Han
And, it wouldve been a great tragedy at that! In fact, it couldve changed a lot of things One could try to imagine if Grandfather Dugu were to find out that his precious granddaughter had survived the battle but had later died in bed The consequences wouldve been unimaginable!
Jun Mo Xies body felt very weak at this time. Therefore, he hadnt been able dodge her. Consequently, he had first felt the soft body of a maiden in his embrace. And then, he saw Dugu Xiao Yis tears fall like raindrops. In fact, she had cried herself breathless. Jun Mo Xie couldnt help but feel his heart softening
"Sigh I have already learnt the cause and effect of this incident. And, Im aware that you didnt do this on your own free will So, first of all" Jun Wu Yi moved his lips for a long time, but couldnt add anything to it. He eventually waved his sleeves and spoke, "Never mind. I will write a letter and inform your grandfather of the matter. And, I will also put my suggestions in that letter. However, your grandfather will decide on how you should be dealt with in the light of this incident"
He finished and turned around to walk away. He walked a few step, and suddenly turned his neck around. After that, he gnashed his teeth and spoke, "You little beast You better behave in the days to follow! Your Daddy will break your legs if theres even one trivial incident! Do you hear your Daddy clearly?"
The Third Master Jun had actually referred to himself as "Daddy", and had rained down a mouthful of curses. The severity of his anger was rather evident from his words especially in those last words. Moreover, the tone of his voice had been extremely strict. After that, his face turned ashen as he walked away.
Jun Mo Xie repeatedly promised in reply. And, his embarrassment was visible on his face
[Ah! So, Dugu Xiao Yi has already confessed everything. No wonder I didnt get any scolding. But, this is extremely absurd]
There was a whooshing sound besides him as Solitary Falcon and his three Dongfang uncles disappeared into the shadows. However, they parted with a few words Recuperate properly. Dont lose your kidney.
"Brother Mo Xie" Dugu Xiao Yi was still hugging him tightly. She looked up miserably and asked, "You youre not mad at me, right?"
He was mad when it comes to it. In fact, he was very mad. He had never been so miserable in either of his lives since he had never fallen for an amateurs trick like this one. Moreover, he had fallen for a trick that had been planned by someone like that little girl this was extremely humiliating for him!
However, he couldnt deny that he was somewhat delighted in the secrecy of his heart.
[Im very popular! This little girl even went to the lengths of drugging me to get me?]
[Besides, I wouldve never done that with Guan Qing Han if it werent for this]
[Wouldnt this be considered a lucky stroke? Didnt I end up profiting from a disaster?]
Guan Qing Han would turn twenty-one years old that year. That would make her four-and-a-half years older than Jun Mo Xie. And, Jun Wu Yi had already annulled her marriage to their house. So, the two would have to worry about her marriage now. After all, a twenty-one year old unmarried woman was considered quite old for a marriage in this era. So, how could he not be anxious?
In any case, Jun Mo Xie felt that the opportunity to nominate him-self for marrying her didnt exist. This was because she had once been his sister-in-law. Her marriage may have been annulled, but no one could deny the fact that it had once happened. Therefore, their union by marriage was impossible to happen given his grandfathers antiquated opinion, and that of the public around the world
The society would attack and break such a scandalous relationship up. And, what would they say if they got to know such a couple existed? "That brother and sister-in-law were having an affair this entire time. They're so indecent!" and so on
He had no choice but to think about such matters. Jun Mo Xie obviously didn't care about such things. But, would the two great families not care about this? Would Guan Qing Han not care about this?
Therefore, it could be said that those two individuals had no hope left. It was a case of fait accompli at this time. However, they didnt know how many difficulties they would have to face.
Guan Qing Han had been subjected to this because of the curious coincidence Dugu Xiao Yis actions had evolved into. How could this woman run away from it?
[We shouldnt think of ways to evade this matter. Instead, we should consider methods to get through it... one aspect is positive, while the other is negative. There is a different of heaven and earth between these two aspects. They cant be compared on any level.]
This event has been an unfortunate accident, but it had reduced the future variables very considerably.
[Fu*k that! I will continue to do what I want to! Who will dare to gossip like that? Who can control who or what I wish to love? Other people's views and society's opinions are nothing in my eyes!]
Something odd had come to happen
Therefore, Jun Mo Xie was a bit depressed, but he also felt a little invigorated. In fact, he didnt feel very angry either. Besides, Dugu Xiao Yi had only intended to strengthen her hold on him by the means of this plan. She didnt want someone to snatch him away from her. She was young and ignorant. Sometimes kind-hearted intentions can develop into bad things and, that was acceptable as long as nothing overly harmful came of it.
Jun Mo Xie was resigned to not regard the little girl angrily. He didnt wish to scold or hit her either. But, he wasnt going to let her off very easily either. Ignorance isn't a sin. But, it can become a sin if it results in grave consequences. What would he do if he didn't teach her a lesson and she decided to act willfully in the future as well?
It was important to understand that this incident had packed-off two people to hell...
"Not mad?! You think I won't be mad after what you've done?" Jun Mo Xie thought for a while, and replied slowly.
"But, I... boo hoo... ummm... I made a mistake..." Dugu Xiao Yi sobbed and wiped her tears as she continued to cry out, "I shouldve eaten my... boo hoo..."
"I'm very disappointed with this matter!" Jun Mo Xie snorted and continued coldly, "I dont wish for something like this to happen again!"
"Yes... Yes... I won't dare to... I really won't dare to... I will change..." Dugu Xiao Yi nodded like pounded garlic. It was like she had been relieved of a huge burden. But, it also felt that her heart was somewhat sore from the pain. The little girl had seemingly grown up a lot post this incident
"Uh I'll go back and learn about this carefully by asking my mother... I'm very sorry!" The little girl started rubbing the lapel of her dress.
Jun Mo Xie staggered, and nearly fell down. It had suddenly gotten rather hard to breathe. In fact, things had almost reached the point of suffocation for him. [You want to learn about this thing by asking your mother?]
"Since you're not mad about... the cooked rice you ate with sister Guan do you want to have some with me also?" the little girl's eyes opened round and wide as she persevered and asked.
"Uh... we'll discuss this issue later..." Jun Mo Xie's forehead was riddled with drops of sweat.
"I don't care! You and I are going to cook properly!" The little girl pouted, "Elder Sister Guan ate what I had prepared and took advantage of me... my mother didn't tell me about this properly... I don't know what "cooking rice" is..."
Jun Mo Xie was dripping with sweat at that time. The angry thoughts had disappeared from his mind, and the only thoughts he had were those of getting away quickly. [Initiating the young to such a thing is... overwhelming...]
Dugu Xiao Yi was made to leave after endless persuasion and her inevitable weeping. Jun Mo Xie was physically and emotionally tired as he initiated the Art of Unlocking the Heaven's Fortune, and staggered back to his tent.
"This is farce!" There was silence for some time. Then, a low voice emanated from the tree where the five great experts had earlier taken a rest. The voice was soft and cold in tenor. Yet, it was supple as well. It was like the icy summit of a mountain top aloof and haughty, unrestrained but naturally graceful
Anyone who had listened to that voice couldve guessed that the speaker was an apex personality of the entire world.
"Yes. This is bullsh*t. The only one benefitting is that Jun brat!" another sharp yet tactful voice chimed-in.
It was unknown when two people had stationed themselves on top of that big tree. The five experts had been below it only moment ago. However, they hadn't become aware of this. This clearly showed how formidable the cultivation of those two people was
"It might not necessarily be a benefit. The information we have collected suggested that the little bastard shouldnt even have been able walk together with that Guan Qing Han But, he has slept with her now! This is a different variable. In fact, this will be a very embarrassing variable for the Jun Family. Lets see how the Jun Family deals with this," the first voice replied in a long drawn out manner.
"However, the effects of this matter won't be small for the Jun Family no matter how they handle it," the sharp voice somewhat took pleasure in others' misfortune. It then quickly added, "Eldest Sister, you want to make that brat your disciple. So, why don't you make a move at this time? Let's just grab him and walk away in silence."
"Make him my disciple? I just want to torture him!" it seemed that the owner of the first voice was gnashing their teeth, "That shameless bastard! I wouldve torn him to a thousand shreds if it weren't for that...!"
"Ah... what could that little brat with such an insignificant cultivation do to offend you, Eldest Sister?" the sharp voice asked in a confused-sounding tone.