Ling Xiao said, “I indeed didn’t think that the Tian Xin Sect, although it looks like a prestigious sect from the outside, unexpectedly did these kind of things from behind. Are you not afraid that if this information were to leak out, it would damage Tian Xin Sect’s reputation?”
The man was laughing he he
“You don’t have to worry about this, ever since the death prison was established, nobody has escaped and gotten out of this prison.”
Ling Xiao answered back, “Don’t be so sure about that.”
The man said, “I can prove whether I was only bluffing or not to you. Next time, it will be your and Zou-shidi’s turn. Enjoy your last few days.
After saying that, he went away, and it soon became dark again after his figure disappeared.
The black-colored cells soon become silent and grim again. Suddenly, there was a soft voice coming out from inside the darkness.
From inside the cell in front of him, Zhou Peng, whose voice were choked with sobs and full of desperation, said, “Da Shi Xiong, I’m really sorry, if I wasn’t being so stupid, you wouldn’t be dragged into this and taken to the death prison with me.”
Ling Xiao smiled, and suddenly said “Zhou-shidi, I already said this before, but this isn’t your fault. Tang Fan was already dissatisfied with me before this, and you’re the closest to me during normal times, so it’s natural for him to put his hand on you. Actually, I was the one who dragged you into this. You don’t have to blame yourself anymore, you should just think about how to escape from this place instead.”
“Da Shi Xiong, you don’t have to comfort me anymore, my heart has understood this matter clearly.” Zhou Peng said while shaking his head. He thought Da Shi Xiong said that because he wanted him to stop blaming himself.
Ling Xiao laughed while scolding him, “Who want to comfort you? Don’t tell me you didn’t believe my words?”
Zhou Peng choked back a sob, he couldn’t explain it properly and could only make a na, na sound.
Ling Xiao said, “Zhou-shidi, if one day, you found out that I wasn’t the Da Shi Xiong that you knew, would you regret doing all these things for me?” He finally asked him about this.
Zhou Peng was suddenly stunned, after a while he became silent, and then he shook his head firmly, “I won’t.”
Ling Xiao asked, “Why?”
Zhou Peng hesitated for a moment, and then said “Actually, I feel that the you right now has become much more humane. The you before, although you appeared to be kind to everyone, I feel that you still distanced yourself at one point. Although you understand them, you didn’t believe anyone, you only believed in yourself, and you never opened your heart to me. To tell you the truth, I use to feel uncomfortable before, because you always used the similar tone to order as it should be by rights (t/n: proper and to be expected as a matter of course) to let me help you do things. But I feel that the you right now has changed a lot. You have become much more cheerful, you can share lots of things with me, and you even helped me improve myself…”
Although it was completely dark, Ling Xiao clearly saw in a split second, that his face didn’t show any sign that he was nervous or any kind of unnatural expression. Upon hearing his reasoning, he couldn’t help but laugh, it was the first time for him to hear from other people that he was sociable and cheerful. He laughed really hard. It was killing him.
Nevertheless, Ling Xiao never thought that Zhou Peng could see clearly through everyone, and he always thought about so many things deep inside his heart even though he never said it. He really couldn’t hold it back. “Since Zhou-shidi really believes me, then I shall reward you with a huge gift.”
Just when he finished this sentence, the old man at the cell next to Ling Xiao’s suddenly made a sound.
“Little brothers, do you have any interest in making a deal with me?”
please look at our post regarding the honorifics for the following honorifics:
Da Shi Xiong (大师兄)
(Note from Addis:)
(Sorry for the split chapter of 190. I accidentally released it without realizing it wasn’t finished due to the increased word length. So that is why you have a split chapter and also why this second half is so short. Please forgive me!
(We will try to get Chapter 191 out as soon as possible, however, our translator Yuanyulin is going to be going on vacation in a couple of days and will not be able to translate while she is away. She is trying her hardest to stock up as many chapters as she can before she leaves, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to release one chapter every other day like we have been doing. Sorry for any inconveniences this causes.
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