GDC Chapter 102

西瓜JUN原创一念山河 副歌开始洗脑

Chapter 102: Hatred (Part Five)

Translated by K of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Chapter 102: Hatred—Part Five

Although he was pierced right through the chest, Jiang Cheng wasn’t so weak as to have died right then. It just wasn’t the best for him to move or conjure up his spiritual powers. He didn’t like it when others tried to help him, turning to Jin Ling he said, “Fuck off.”

Jin Ling knew Jiang Cheng was still mad at him for running around. He felt guilty and didn’t dare defend himself. The dog’s barks came from afar, followed by a sudden wail. Jin Ling shuddered as he remembered what Jin GuangYao said, shouting, “Fairy, run! They’re gonna kill you!”

Soon, Su She rushed through the storm, furious. Jin GuangYao, “You didn’t kill it?”

Su She’s expression darkened, “I couldn’t. Can’t believe the dog’s so spineless. It’s wild when somebody’s there to help it, but as soon as it’s at a disadvantage, it runs away faster than anyone!”

Jin GuangYao shook his head, “It might lead someone else over. We should finish things quickly here.”

Su She, “Those good-for-nothings! I’ll go make them hurry.”

Jin Ling, on the other hand, let out a sigh of relief. Seeing Jiang Cheng sit on the ground, still dark-faced, he turned to Lan WangJi after some hesitation, “HanGuang-Jun, are there any more sitting mats?”

The four mats that they’d been sitting on were all gathered by Lan WangJi. However, there were only four within the temple. After some silence, Lan WangJi stood up and pushed over the one he’d been sitting on.

Jin Ling hurried, “Thank you! It’s fine. I’ll just give him mine…”

Lan WangJi, “There is no need.”

As soon as he finished, he sat down beside Wei WuXian. Even as the two sat so seriously on the same sitting mat, they didn’t seem too cramped. Now that the mat was handed over already, Jin Ling scratched his head before dragging Jiang Cheng over. Jiang Cheng first pressed onto an acupoint at his chest, stopping the blood flow. After he sat down, he looked up and glanced over at Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi. He soon looked down again. His face was gloomy, disclosing nothing of what he was thinking.

Right at this point, an ecstatic cry came from behind the palace, “Sect Leader! We got it! A corner is out already!”

Jin GuangYao’s expression relaxed quite somewhat. He quickly walked back behind the palace, “Press on! Please be careful. There’s not much time left.”

Over a dozen streaks of lightning twisted their way across the edge of the sky. They were soon followed by a series of roaring thunder. Over there, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi sat together while Jiang Cheng sat at the side. Jin Ling dragged his own mat over as well. Amid the pounding of the rain, there was a long while of dead, awkward silence. Nobody spoke up.

But for some reason, Jin Ling seemed as if he really wanted to talk to them. After some glancing around, he suddenly began, “Uncle, good thing you stopped that guqin string earlier on, or else things would be pretty bad.”

Jiang Cheng’s face darkened, “You can shut up!”

If not for him leaving Jin GuangYao with a chance for a sneak attack due to his own unstable emotions, he wouldn’t have landed in the enemy’s hands either. On top of that, in reality, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi could’ve completely dodged the attack on their own. Even though, right now, Lan WangJi had no spiritual powers and Wei WuXian’s were low to begin with, their skills were still there. They couldn’t attack, but they were still able to dodge. Clumsily, Jin Ling was trying to speak for his uncle, yet the deliberation made the situation even more awkward.

After being scolded, Jin Ling stopped talking, embarrassed. Jiang Cheng sealed his lips together and didn’t speak again.

Wei WuXian didn’t say anything either. In the past, he’d definitely laugh at Jiang Cheng for being so easily-provoked that he gave the opponent an opportunity. But now, recalling what Jin GuangYao said, he understood everything.

Jiang Cheng knew the truth already.

Lan WangJi stroked Wei WuXian’s back a few more times. Wei WuXian looked up. Lan WangJi didn’t seem at all surprised. His eyes were almost gentle. Wei WuXian felt his heart skip a beat. He couldn’t help but whisper, “… You knew?”

Lan WangJi nodded slowly.

Wei WuXian let out a light breath, “… Wen Ning.”

Wen Ning had originally been keeping Suibian, but now it was in Jiang Cheng’s hands. And on their way back from Lotus Pier, Wen Ning said nothing of such a matter.

Wei WuXian, “When did he say it?”

Lan WangJi, “While you were unconscious.”

Wei WuXian, “This was how we left Lotus Pier?!”

If not that Wen Ning hadn’t found them yet, Wei WuXian would definitely have begun glaring at him already.

Lan WangJi, “He always felt sorry for you.”

Wei WuXian’s tone was tinged with anger, “… I told him so many times not to say it!”

Out of the blue, Jiang Cheng spoke up, “Not to do what?”

Wei WuXian paused in surprise, turning to him along with Lan WangJi. Jiang Cheng covered his wound with one hand, his voice chilly, “Wei WuXian, you’re such a great, selfless person. You did the best things possible, and you swallowed all the suffering and didn’t let anyone know. What a touching story. I should kneel down and cry in gratitude, shouldn’t I?”

Hearing the mocking tone that lacked any courtesy, Lan WangJi’s face grew cold. Jin Ling saw the displeased expression and immediately stood in front of Jiang Cheng, scared that Lan WangJi would kill him with one strike, “Uncle!”

Wei WuXian’s expression worsened as well. He never expected Jiang Cheng to make up with him after he found out the truth, but he didn’t think his tone would be as unkind as ever, either. With a moment of silence, he replied, voice muffled, “I never asked you to thank me.”

Jiang Cheng let out a hah, “Of course. Giving without expecting anything in return. What a high level. Unlike me, of course. So that’s why my father always said you were the one who truly understood the Jiang Sect’s motto and did things the Jiang way, back when he was alive.”

Wei WuXian couldn’t keep on listening any longer, interrupting him, “Enough.”

Jiang Cheng’s voice harshened, “What do you mean, enough? It’s enough as long as you say so? You know everything! You’re better than me at everything! Whether it be talent or cultivation or spirituality or personality, you guys knew everything while I was much lower—then what am I?!?!”

He suddenly reached out, as if to seize Wei WuXian’s collar. Lan WangJi grabbed Wei WuXian’s shoulder with one hand, letting Wei WuXian stand behind him, and with his other hand he forcefully pushed away Jiang Cheng’s hand. Rage could be seen hidden within his eyes. Although his push held no spiritual energy, it was quite powerful in terms of strength. The wound at Jiang Cheng’s chest ripped apart again. Blood surged.

Jin Ling cried, “Uncle, your wound! HanGuang-Jun, spare some mercy!”

However, Lan WangJi’s voice was cold, “Jiang WanYin, spare some virtue!”

Lan XiChen took off his outer robe and lay it over the shivering Nie HuaiSang, “Sect Leader Jiang, please do not be so agitated. Your injury will worsen.”

Jiang Cheng shoved Jin Ling, who’d been holding him up helplessly, out of the way. Even though he was losing blood, it rushed to his head unceasingly. His face switched between white and red, “Why? Wei WuXian, just fucking why?”

Behind Lan WangJi, Wei WuXian replied stiffly, “Why what?”

Jiang Cheng, “Just how much did we the Jiang Sect give you? I’m supposed to be his son, I’m supposed to be the heir of the YunmengJiang Sect, yet all these years I’ve been outdone by you at every single thing. You paid for your bringing-up with life! The lives of my dad, my mom, my sister, and Jin ZiXuan! Because of you, all that’s left is a parentless Jin Ling!”

Jin Ling trembled. His shoulders sunk, and his face sagged as well. Wei WuXian moved his lips, but he couldn’t say anything. Lan WangJi turned around to hold his hand.

On the other hand, Jiang Cheng refused to give up, shouting, “Wei WuXian, who was the one who broke his promise and betrayed the Jiang Sect first? Tell me. That I’d be the sect leader and you’d be my subordinate, that you’d help me your whole life, that so long as the GusuLan Sect had its Two Jades, the YunmengJiang Sect would have its Two Prides, that you’d never betray me or betray the Jiang Sect—who was the one that said these?! I’m asking you—who was the one that said all these?! Did you eat all your fucking words?!”

He got more agitated as he ranted on, “And in the end? You go and protect outsiders, haha! The Wen Sect’s people, even. How much of their rice did you eat?! Defecting with such resolution! What did you take our sect to be?! You did all the best things, yet every time you do the worst ones, it’s involuntary! Forced! With some unspeakable grievances! Grievances?! You told me nothing, you played me for a fool!!!

“Just how much do you owe the Jiang Sect? Am I not supposed to hate you? Can I not hate you?! Why is it that now it’s like I’m supposed to have wronged you?! Why do I have to feel like I’m a fucking clown all these years?! What am I? Do I deserve to be blinded by all your dazzling splendor?! Am I not supposed to hate you?!”

Lan WangJi shot up. With panic, Jin Ling stood in front of Jiang Cheng, “HanGuang-Jun! My uncle’s hurt…”

Jiang Cheng slapped him onto the ground, “Let him come! Am I scared of him?!”

But after the slap, Jin Ling froze. Not only him, Wei WuXian, Lan WangJi, and Lan XiChen all stopped moving.

Jiang Cheng was crying. Tears poured from his eyes as he forced through his teeth, “… Why… Why didn’t you tell me?!”

Jiang Cheng clenched his fist, like he wanted to hit someone, like he wanted to hit himself. In the end, he still slammed it onto the ground. He should’ve been able to loathe Wei WuXian without a care. But right now, the golden core revolving within him took away all that confidence.

Wei WuXian didn’t know what to say.

In the beginning, it was precisely because he didn’t want to see such a Jiang Cheng that he decided not to tell him.

He remembered every single thing he promised Jiang FengMian and Madam Yu—to help and take care of Jiang Cheng. If someone as unhealthily competitive as him found out about this, he’d be dispirited his whole life, too tortured to face himself. There’d always be something he could never overcome, reminding him that he could only reach where he was because of another’s sacrifice. It wasn’t at all his cultivation and his achievement. No matter if he won or lost, he’d long since lost the right to compete.

Afterwards, it was because Jin ZiXuan and Jiang YanLi died for him that he had no face to let others know. To tell Jiang Cheng after what happened then would be like shirking responsibility, hurrying to demonstrate that he’d contributed as well. It’d be like telling Jiang Cheng, don’t hate me, look I’ve contributed to the YunmengJiang Sect too.

Jiang Cheng cried soundlessly, but tears had already streaked across his face. To cry in such an unsightly way in front of others was almost impossible for him in the past. But every single moment that passed from now on, as long as the golden core remained in his body, as long as it could still revolve, he’d forever remember this feeling.

He choked, “… You said I’d be the sect leader and you’d be my subordinate, you said you’d help me your whole life, you said you’d never betray the YunmengJiang Sect… You said so yourself.”

“…” After a moment of silence, Wei WuXian replied, “I’m sorry. I broke my promise.”

Jiang Cheng shook his head, burying his face deep into his palms. A second later, he suddenly burst out with a laugh. His muffled voice mocked, “It’s such a time already, and I still need you to say sorry to me. What a fragile person I am.”

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219 thoughts on “GDC Chapter 102

  1. Sorry for my rudeness but, what is jc?? A fool?? He is still blaming Wei wu Xian for his parents death!! How can it be wy’s fault??
    And second, I think that time wwx leave his side not only because he wanted to help those wens for gratitude but also he wanted to help jc too. Because Wei wu Xian had enough experience to guess how much the other sects can hate and oppose him in the future. That can affect the Jiang sect too. That’s why he decided to leave the Jiang sect. In other words he was still at jc’s side taking care of him.. of his sect.
    What a fool!!!!!
    Anyways thanks for the translation

    1. uuuuuh actually, I think it was partially wwx’s fault for jc’s parents’ death. It was because wwx provoked the wen clan into destroying the lotus pier, and ultimately, taking the two leaders with it. I get it, it was Madame, Yu who slapped the concubine, but if wwx never did anything wrong in the first place, this would of never happened. I’m sorry if you don’t agree with this, you are entitled to your own opinion, but I just think wwx was the root cause of all this :/
      I totally agree with your second part tho.

      1. Wen Sect was destroying multiple clans at the time, go reread. Lotus pier wouldve been sucked up by the wen clan then or soon later. Go ahead, give some blame to WWX, but Madam Yu pulled that damn trigger cuz her pride was on the line. WWX was willing to lose an arm for the safety of lotus pier.

      2. I can’t believe someone liked this post. Seriously go re read the novel because your reading comprehension is seriously lacking if you still believe that wwx helping out at the time is the reason for lotus pier destruction. This was merely an excuse for the Wen clan and if not that they would still have attacked at another time using another excuse.
        I dislike jc very much already because of how ungrateful, spiteful, self-centered, violent and pathetically jealous he is but his fans make it worse by pushing all the blame on wwx while trying to whitewash and excuse jc of any crime or responsibility.
        I’m glad that from now on wwx will not have to take more of his bullcrap thanks to lwj staying by his side and protecting him.

      3. You cannot blame someone solely on another actions because they chose to do the right thing and help others ( they can’t control the other persons actions) -if roles were reversed-they would have wanted help too I’m sure, The Wen had already had the mind and were going to go after their clan. The Wens were the problem, and if Wei Ying hadn’t stood up for them, someone else might have, and a different sect annihilated but it would still come back to them because the Wens were the problem.They would have made an excuse to attack no matter what with their arrogance and mindset. Its a complex situation. Its a “he said, she said, or they said” kind of thing.

      4. WWX was only an excuse for the Wen sect to invade Lotus Pier but unlike the other small sects the Jiang sect was enough strong to defense themselves and prefer death than submitting. Wen clan goal was to have all the sects under his control

  2. First of all thank you so much for this chapter💕💕💕💕
    I don’t even know what to write… It’s not that i didn’t know all that what JC said in this chapter, but reading it is just so emotional. Now i’m going to think about all this for a whole week XDD i hope that from now on JC and WWX will have a better relationship with each other. And poor JL he just wanted to help his uncle…. What a cute kid.

  3. Jiaaaaannnngggg Cheeeeennnnggggg!!!!! I thought this novel couldn’t hurt me any further!! I thought I had overcome all the hurdles and ascended into enlightened apathy!! How could I’ve known that all it took to break me again was a crying, angsting JC?! He has too many feelings, all of them confusing and heartbreaking, and I love iiiitttttttt. Drench me with your tears!! *is shot but dies happy anyways*

  4. It hurts to see the story of WWX and JC. It’s true that I do not like that JC still blames WWX but it hurts me that for all those circumstances and his own competition that tie has ended like this …
    Thank you very much for the chapter!

  5. I think that the main issue here and the fault for all this situation is actually the grownups from that time…who in their right mind will send their teenagers to a dictatorship state that you know wants to take over the other sects. Did they expected that it will be a ride with roses, of course they will end up fighting for whatever reason, at some point they will try to exterminate the children, they needed to fight for their survival. LWJ just wanted to protect the girl, and wwx also did what he though was right, if he didn´t I´m sure something else would have detonated the same situation.
    If all the sects had united and fight together against the Wen´s SECT LEADER it would have been a different story, cause I think that they should have destroyed Wen R. for being a bloddy and evil sect leader, but not killing every innocent wen people.
    On the other hand, it was definitely WWX fault all the issue with Wen N. Because he should have told JC about what happened, that they actually owed them, that they helped him get a new golden core. I´m sure JC would have helped him. If JC decided to put the YM sect in danger to protect those wens it was his choice he is the sect leader, WWX shouldn’t have just walk away to “protect him” without explaining the whole situation. So I do understand why JC is angry, he has the right to be angry WWX treated him as a poor damsel in danger that cannot do anything, that need to be protected and that doesn´t deserve to know the truth T_T
    Now about the golden core, he should have trapped a “Wen Dog” and use that core lol….yeah I know that would be to OOC and he could never do that, but it was better than destroying himself.

    1. You know, I’ve been wondering abt the same thing. Why didn’t the adults (all sect leaders) join forces together and attack Wen Clan instead of sending their teens over there?.. even the teens could later join forces and fight back using only the remnants of their sects. Why didn’t the adults do the same back then?

      Oh and the remarks about trapping a wen dog and use his golden core instead 😂😂 that’s gold!

  6. the story is written from wwx’s perspective but we need to understand jc. People focus on his inferiorty complex and ungrafefulness but I dont think those are the points.Hatre doesn’t come at a time but accumulates. After the fall of lotus pier, jc still accpeted wwx as family. After wwx chose to protect the wens, he still sneaked out to meet him with jyl. I think thats enough for him. He snapped because wwx took the life of his only blood family, which wwx undoubtedly should take part of the responsibility. It was then he began to blame wwx for all the faults but actually he knew it wasn’t. wwx loved all but jc loved only his family. thats because their identities and values are different in the beginning. jc was brought up to be the sect leader so he considers family his priority, while wwx has no such burdens so he seeks for justice as lwj. their love is different but they do love each other. the worst thing for jc is not that wwx surpasses him nor
    so-called murdered his family, but wwx was’nt by his side when he needed his bro most. jc is a simple and complex character. He just wanted his family tO stay together.

    Sorry for the long thesis.

    1. @Nemuri, Likewise this can also be said that Jiang Cheng wasn’t by Wei Ying side when he needed him as well. And let’s not forget that the moment Wei Ying transferred his GC to Jiang Cheng, a part of him was always by his side assisting him in all this….

      1. Even if he left his GC in Jiang Cheng and you can say that in a way Wei Ying was by his side, the very fact that JC knew nothing of that completely nullifies the whole thing.

        Having someone by your side and having something they gave you that you don’t even know about by your side does not give the same feeling.

  7. i know it hurts jiang cheng :(( your parents died, some of your friends died,your shijie died also and your friend broke the promise i know it hurts it really does but its time to move on arghh my heart aches for jiang cheng

  8. Obviously, jiang cheng makes people think that he hates WWX because of the well-known “WWX caused the death of all the families of jiang”, it seems logical to outsiders,right?. Jc does not want others to find his hidden dependence on WWX and bro love.In my opinon,sometimes the protection way of wwx to JC just like parents to child,ignore his own feeling and focus on JC. it’s not fair for jc that wwx doesn’t explain anything and leave him alone when he rebuilds Lotus pier.i think jc’s emotion could be understand by JC’s side.Of course WWX has enough reasons to do so, but he think and do a unilateral way to solve the problem,it’s not a friend way do but what guardians do. when he began to hide the secret of gold core, could he have imagined that the relationship between he and JC would never be the same?

  9. Thank you for the translation. My god the character interaction platinum its so good. Jiang cheng being the primary victim of wei ying hero complex and the heart to heart conversation between two sworn brothers. I love everthing about it. *addung this chapter to my fave list. And angain thank you exiled rebels for this wonderful chapter💖💖💖💖💖💖

  10. @Kaze, do you think it’s wrong of Wei Ying to protect an innocent and stand up to Wen Chao? Someone had to do it. If you don’t find anything wrong with Wei Ying standing up to Wen Chao protecting Mian Mian, Lan Zhan and even Jin Zixuan, then please, can you stop trying to blame Wei Ying for the destruction of Lotus Pier? Like most of the people here already said, what happened to Lotus Pier was tragic, but it will eventually happen sooner or later, accept that. Look what happened to Gusu Lan Sect…. It was burnt down before YMJ… The tragedy is already set… Jiang Cheng and his mother is being irrationable about this, but can you not be rational about this and see the light? And accept that there’s nothing wrong about Wei Ying wanting to stand up against Wen Chao and protect an innocent?

    He was even willing to let Madam Yu cut of his arm if it meant that YMJ sect could be saved! Wei Ying did NOTHING wrong… Jiang Cheng blaming the destruction to Lotus Pier just like his mother is wrong! Fans can understand and sympathise with him, but those who understood the context and the morals to what makes a good cultivator is not someone who minds their own business and turn a blind eye, it’s someone like Wei Ying, Lan Zhan, Song Lan and Xiao Xingchen who can’t turn a blind eye on those who needs saving / protecting. That is what is deemed righteous and an epitome of what makes a GOOD cultivator!

    Jiang Cheng is already ungrateful towards the Wen’s (not all Wen’s are bad). He KNEW Wen Ning and his sister saved his life, and Wen Ning even brought back his parent’s belongings for him (despite out of danger) but was Jiang Cheng thankful for this?! No… He turned his back on the Wen Ning and treat Wen Ning like crap! Even BEFORE this whole tragedy that happened to Jin Zixuan and his sister!

    It’s fine to continue to like Jiang Cheng and sympathize with him, but stop, faulting everything on Wei Ying as the cause and be another Madam Yu in this story (side note, this is why I never liked Madam Yu because she is the epitome of a character I really dislike…..)

    1. I totally agree with you. JC should look at himself first and his losing attitude. He was and still jealous of Wei Ying because this one had the strength to stood up and made up real the family motto.He easily forget what was good (ex Wen Ning and het sister) to nourish his anger towards Wei Ying.

  11. See, Jiang Chen? Now you knoe how disgraceful, unsighty, and petty you are! Ha! Savor the taste, Jiang Chen! You deserve it! Hahahaha!

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