Black Belly Wife - Chapter 106
Chu Changge’s voice was already extremely nice, and at this time, he had deliberately put away his hostility, appearing extraordinarily warm and gentle, just like the spring breeze. But, of course, the spring breeze only hit the bride alone.
When the Five Poisons Sect people heard the voice that hid a knife in its smile, they felt a chill in their bones. But they did not retreat because they believed that even though Chu Changge was powerful, he was only one person and had a burden with him. Moreover, the few cannot withstand the many. So he would never be able to escape from their heavy encirclement.
“What have you done with the Heavenly Maiden?” The Holy Virgin asked.
Chu Changge said, “How come her absence had to do with me?”
Unbelieving, the Holy Maiden questioned, “Who else if it’s not you?”
Chu Changge did not immediately answer her question. Instead, the corners of his mouth lifted into a smile, which was so mischievous that it made everyone think he wouldn’t answer before he faintly spat out these words, “Heavenly Killing Demons of the 9 Provinces.”
In an instant, everyone gasped.
When the Killing Demons came out, there was nowhere to run other than to die.
Everyone in the jianghu knew that Chu Changge was a very arrogant person. Once the Heavenly Killing Demons gathered together, they would become unrivalled in the world. They were like King Yan, in charge of the book of life and death on earth. However, Chu Changge never summoned them easily. Ever since he took over as the head of the Mojiao Sect, he had only gathered them once, which destroyed the Tang Sect three years ago. And now, the Heavenly Killing Demons had turned up in the Five Poisons Sect. Could it be that the Five Poisons Sect was going to repeat the mistakes of the Tang Sect?
The crowd did not dare to think further but only hoped that Chu Changge would keep his word. On the day of his great joy――there would be no blood to be seen.
On the contrary, the Holy Maiden was filled with a sense of calmness and wasn’t afraid in the slightest. “Very well. I have always wanted to know whether your Mojiao Sect’s Heavenly Killing Demons are more powerful or my Five Poison Sect’s Twelve Heavenly Fiends. And today, I finally have the chance to compete.” As she said this, her eyes shone with an expression that she had an itch to have a go at it. Obviously, she had waited for this day for far too long.
Chu Changge threw back a few laughs and said, “Then you might as well invite out the Twelve Heavenly Fiends to see if they are still alive.” This sentence could not be more ordinary, but at the same time, it was also a command. In the ears of the nine people hidden in the shadows, it meant――I don’t want to see the Twelve Heavenly Fiends again.
So, unbeknownst to everyone, the Killing Demons had quietly set out to fulfil their mission.
Murong Yunshu was interlocking her fingers with Chu Changge, and when she heard his words, she immediately gave him a slightly harder squeeze. But without waiting for Chu Changge’s reaction, she knew it was already too late――the Killing Demons had already gone.
Chu Changge looked at her in confusion and asked in a low voice, “What’s wrong?”
Murong Yunshu was about to open her mouth, but after a moment’s thought, she asked first, “Do you mind if I take the veil off before I speak?”
“I mind.” Without thinking, Chu Changge replied crisply and decisively.
Sure enough, she was rejected. Murong Yunshu had expected that he would refuse. In his mind, he must have been thinking something wild and deceitful like ‘Chu Changge’s bride is not something that anyone can just look at’. However, the veil was over her head, covering her eyes. It made her unable to see the outside. It gave her insecurity, especially in this situation where she heard the Chu songs on four sides. Hence, she asked anyway.
It had been proven that she had underestimated his overbearing. But, hopefully, she had also underestimated his strength. If the Holy Maiden dared to say something like that, she must have the power to rival the Killing Demons. Perhaps sending the Twelve Heavenly Fiends out was just a smokescreen.
“Don’t take the enemy lightly.” Murong Yunshu’s voice was meagre, yet it wouldn’t allow anyone to ignore it. It was clearly a breezy sentence, but it sounded a bit like an order.
Murong Yunshu’s words brought Chu Changge down from the clouds of self-importance as he calmly analysed the current situation before him. The Holy Maiden was no fool. Knowing that the Twelve Heavenly Fiends were no match for the Killing Demons, she still said she wanted to compete. Thus, she was just like the drinker’s mind that was not actually on the cup.
The Holy Maiden took in the couple’s small movements and sneered, “Chu Changge, I’ll give you one more chance to marry the Heavenly Maiden or have Murong Yunshu be buried along with you.”
Chu Changge warned, ”A person who often utters wild words usually dies more miserably than others. Therefore, I advise you to weigh your words again, lest you spoil today’s joyous celebration. As I said, today is this Chu Changge’s big day, and this kind of joyous day only comes once in a lifetime. So if someone ruins it, I dare not guarantee that he or she will have the chance to be reborn.”
These words, which Chu Changge said in a very light-hearted manner, had a different meaning in the ears of the crowd――whoever dares to cause trouble on my wedding day, I, Chu Changge, will have his soul fly away and scatter and will never be reborn!
The feeling of the Five Poisons Sect members at present could no longer be described as ‘scared witless’.
The Holy Maiden remained motionless while coldly curling her lips as she asked, “Haven’t you noticed it yet?”
Chu Changge raised his eyebrows. What should I notice?
“Your Killing Demons are not here and will not be able to come to your rescue for a while.” The Holy Maiden said smugly.
Chu Changge asked, “How do you know about their situation?”
“Because my Twelve Heavenly Fiends are not here either.” After a pause, the Holy Maiden added, “I know that the Twelve Heavenly Fiends are no match for the Killing Demons, but they can draw them away from you and leave you isolated, cut off from help. So I had given orders to the Twelve Heavenly Fiends long before the wedding to stall the Killing Fiends at all costs once they appeared.” A person who had done something he thought very proudly of would not be able to resist the urge to speak out about it. The Holy Maiden was such a person. [+]
“Lure the tiger out of the mountains?” Chu Changge smiled contemptuously and said, “I’m afraid you still don’t know yet, that the reason why I, Chu Changge, have survived to this day is not because of the protection of my men.”
The Holy Maiden questioned, “We have never fought before. How sure are you that you can defeat me?”
“One hundred per cent.” Chu Changge answered indifferently.
The Holy Maiden’s face slightly changed as she said coldly, “You are really conceited.”
“It’s called self-confidence.” Chu Changge’s tone was sluggish. If it weren’t for the fact that he was holding Murong Yunshu in one hand, he would have already started to put up his hand to see how many people he would kill by tomorrow. He had never liked to do the killing himself, but now, since he was alone, he had to do it himself. He could not expect his new wife to do it for him. It would only dirty her hands. [T/N]
At that moment, Chu Changge felt Murong Yunshu give him another squeeze and heard her say, “It’s coming.” He was about to ask her what was coming when suddenly there was some kind of sound that only his ears could hear, and the corners of his mouth curled up. Yes, it’s coming.
The people who heard ‘It’s coming’ from Murong Yunshu, apart from Chu Changge, were the Holy Maiden. She was pondering what those words meant when she suddenly heard Chu Changge say, “It seems that I am not the only one who is conceited.” The Holy Maiden suddenly startled. Could it be that the Twelve Heavenly Fiends had failed to hold back the Killing Demons……
Chu Changge was pleased to see a caught off guard expression on the Holy Maiden’s face and said with a smile, “Coming so late, this Sect Master thought those twelve losers were trapping you.”
Before his words even died down, the crowd immediately stirred up. So the legendary Heavenly Killing Demons of the 9 Provinces had shown up after all?
The Killing Demons did not actually appear before the crowd’s eyes, but since Chu Changge had uttered those words, the atmosphere around them had become oppressive. They could currently feel a force around their throats and could not resist it. However, they could not see precisely where that force was and where it originated. The unknown enemies added the fear that was already in their hearts.
“Humph! Stop dressing up as God while playing the devil with me! If the Twelve Heavenly Fiends had not completed the task I had given them, even if they had died, they would have sent out a signal first to let me know they had failed.” The Holy Maiden looked at the sky and added, “The signal did not go off.”
Chu Changge said, “Perhaps, that is because they had died before they knew they were going to die soon. Just like you all are at this moment.” Chu Changge was speaking to all the Five Poison Sect’s members at present with the last words. And as he finished pronouncing the word ‘moment’, the wall of flesh surrounding the divine altar came crashing down in that instant.
There was no fear nor surprise on the faces of the fallen people. As Chu Changge said, even until they died, they didn’t know that the bell of death rang at that moment before they had time to panic.
Watching hundreds of her men die inexplicably, with no injury on their bodies, nor a drop of blood on the ground, the Holy Maiden could no longer calm down. She staggered back a few steps and murmured in disbelief, “I didn’t even feel them……”
“Even if you could detect their whereabouts, your people still wouldn’t be alive right now.” Chu Changge said indifferently.
The Holy Maiden pondered for a long time. Then, she suddenly raised her head to look at Chu Changge as she said disdainfully, “So the Sect Master of Mojiao Sect is just relying on his force to bully others!” [T/N]
Chu Changge said, “You don’t need to provoke me. You are the head of a sect and are qualified to die by my hand. So the matter of taking your life, I will not let them do it for me. However, I do not want to kill you today.”
The Holy Virgin snorted coldly and said, “It is not yet certain who will kill whom!”
As if he had not heard her words, Chu Changge continued to state his reasons, “For the past three months, you have treated my wife well, and today you have also prepared this wedding for us, so I will not kill you. However, our feud has not yet settled, and a fight to the death is inevitable in the future. Hence, I will give you three years, and in three years, we will fight again to settle this feud.”
The Holy Maiden asked, “What if I want to end it today?”
“Then, take your own life.” Chu Changge replied.
The Holy Maiden was furious. “If I don’t take your life, I swear I won’t be a human being.” Three-foot white silk flew out from her sleeve instantly, like a giant python opening its bloody mouth towards Chu Changge.
Chu Changge held Murong Yunshu and spun around to dodge the blow easily. Then, he pushed Murong Yunshu a hundred metres away before calling out Qinglong to fight.
The flashes and shadows of their weapons were like the fallen of heaven and the cracking of earth.
Murong Yunshu looked at the duel in front of her and was frightened out of her wits. It turned out that when true experts duel, it was this devastating.
As the duel progressed, the scene was in ruins. While a ten-mile radius, with Murong Yunshu at its centre, was still intact.
These nine ghost-like wandering people genuinely live up to their name. Murong Yunshu sighed in her heart as she asked, “How much longer will this competition last?”
No one answered.
Murong Yunshu frowned and said, “If you don’t speak, what’s the use of keeping your tongue?” Her faint voice was tinged with a threatening meaning. Murong Yunshu knew that her words were like the fox exploiting the tiger’s might. After all, she was incapable of cutting out their tongues. But Chu Changge said that being a fox that exploited the tiger’s might to bully others was one of her perks as a Sect Master’s wife. So, she should enjoy it at will. Thus now, she did not feel guilty at all.
The fact that she was inexplicably sitting in the palanquin in a phoenix crown and robes of rank that should have belonged to the Heavenly Maiden must have been the work of the nine of them. Although she didn’t need to think about it, she knew that Chu Changge had ordered them to do so, but she still had to settle the score with them. [+]
She didn’t mind getting married to Chu Changge, but she did mind getting married here, wearing other people’s new clothes and worshipping other people’s parents.
As she was thinking, a voice suddenly came from the left, “The Leader has won.”
Murong Yunshu was glad that a ‘spirit’ was willing to speak and even happier that the Holy Maiden was covering her chest and swaying, while Chu Changge was poised, like a sword that never falls, standing in the wind.
“When the time comes to fight it out in three years, I hope you fall slower.” After saying these words, Chu Changge put away Qinglong and leapt to Murong Yunshu’s side, saying, “Let’s go.”
Murong Yunshu glanced at the Holy Maiden from afar, only to see that she was also looking at her. Her heart suddenly panicked, and she quickly turned to follow Chu Changge away as if nothing had happened.
Chu Changge was thinking about another matter, so he did not notice this unusual change in Murong Yunshu. “How did you notice the nine of them?” Even before he did.
This question simply spoke to the hearts of the nine people, and immediately, all nine gazes turned towards Murong Yunshu in unison.
Of course, these gazes were invisible to Murong Yunshu, yet she could feel them. The feeling was so bad that if she had not known that there were indeed such nine people in existence, she would have thought she was being watched by something unclean. “I never answer questions for unpresentable people.” Murong Yunshu replied.
Chu Changge flinched for a moment, then said, “They are not unpresentable people.”
In the dark, the corners of the nine men’s mouths lightly trembled as they said in their hearts, ‘Madam didn’t say that the ‘unpresentable people’ were us either!’
Murong Yunshu said, “If they’re not unpresentable, why don’t you come out and meet people?”
The nine people were in tears. Alright. That saying was indeed about them.
Chu Changge smiled and said, “As the ultimate guardian of the Mojiao Sect, one has to maintain a sense of mystery.”
Murong Yunshu raised her eyebrows, “As the Sect Leader’s wife of the Mojiao Sect’s, I also have to maintain a sense of mystery.”
“……you didn’t use to be this curious about people.”
“That’s because no one I met before was worth being curious about. However, since I’ve known you, I’ve found that anyone associated with you is either a freak or a monster and well worth wondering about.”
The nine people were devastated. Leader, what kind of a woman did you marry!