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GDC Chapter 10211 min read

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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Ricalyn Coma
Ricalyn Coma
August 12, 2019 9:43 am

Even up to this point, JC is never honest with himself. His pride really gets the best of him almost every time. Having too much pride as well as not being honest with one’s self and with others can really ruin relationships. Since it is really hard to how a person truly thinks and feels, expressing them into words is really necessary. But knowing what kind of person JC is, he probably will never say it honestly and instead, say the worst things. All he probably wants is for Wei Ying to stand by his side and support him always,… Read more »

August 23, 2019 8:17 am

“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.””

Uh you don’t say. Why do you think WWX withheld that information from you in the first place?

Thank you for the chapter!

August 24, 2019 1:53 am

Omg this is really heartbreaking

Gemu no Neko
Gemu no Neko
September 5, 2019 12:22 pm

Go rip me apart, why don’t you! .:_:.
What a way to hurt my Wei Ying
What a way to hurt my Jiang Cheng
What a way to infuriate my Lan Zhan…
Gosh this author is unbelievably amazing
And you translators! You too! Thank you!

September 7, 2019 4:43 pm

Take me back to those times when everything is still okay. How Jiang Cheng is like a tsundere big bro. How he keeps reminding WWX to do this and not to do that. How everytime WWX is in trouble because of his carefree attitude big bro would always rescue him. I really liked that part when he carried WWX on his back because the latter couldn’t walk due to the slashing as his punishment for breaking some of the Cloud Recesses’ rules.

Brie Nebula
Brie Nebula
September 12, 2019 1:49 am

JC is broken but…. Did the 7 deadly sin so bad like…. He can’t remove his PRIDE even now he is full of it.(it’s my 2nd time reading but still I wanna slap him(JC) so hard).💜

Dara Dela Cruz
Dara Dela Cruz
September 17, 2019 10:01 pm

Yep he has the right to get angry

He lost everything… Losing his core is losing himself..

He don’t know where to place himself…

What hurts more…

He just want his brother by his side
Just wants someone to stand by him

JC’s reaction is normal…

September 26, 2019 5:31 am

I feel so sympathetic for Jiang Cheng

October 16, 2019 2:48 am

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the song, posted in top of the chapter?

October 19, 2019 7:18 am

This was such a powerful chapter. What makes Jiang Cheng such a moving force is that – in a way – he is present in most, if not all of us, one way or another. He represents a side of us that is passionate yet powerless, angry yet remorseful, loving yet hating.

October 21, 2019 2:13 am

This chapter is a rollercoaster of emotions. It seriously breaks my heart seeing WWX, JC hurt. 💔💔😭😭

October 23, 2019 11:00 pm

I understand you hurt to being blind n feel betrayed from the truth but to say WWX betrayed you n reminding him about the old promise after you choose listening other people than your own brother, isn’t too funny? Jezzz you want WWX beside you n support you but you never consider WWX’s principle to help weak people n more choose to get a justice than anything…after all only LWJ understand WWX better…

November 4, 2019 5:29 am

Well! After that passionate outburst – as long overdue as it was – I really don’t know what to comment on at all! *thinks* Uhm. Fairy is a clever dog? 🙂 It seems like there are no secrets anymore now… At least not between the Lan, Jiang and Jing sects (excepting JGY of course). Everyone knows about WangJi and his beloved, everyone knows about Jiang Cheng and his golden core, everyone knows why Jing Ling is an orphan… That awkward moment before the outburst was well written. I feel for both WuXian (why can’t I do what’s right and what’s… Read more »

November 18, 2019 6:55 am

I don’t understand why JC blames WWX for the death of Jin Ling’s parents when the blame solely lays at the feet of JGY. But it’s not just JC, many of the cultivators in this novel only care about how things appear and not about the reality of what is happening around them. Life is not black and white and characters like WWX and JGY are here to show them the gray elements. It makes me wonder at what they are cultivating in the first place if they don’t have the wisdom to know that when they can be so… Read more »

November 21, 2019 2:56 am

Jiang Cheng could have avoided a lot of grievances if he had stood by his brother instead of going around kissing butt in Lanlin. He let his insecurities drive him away from Wei WuXian. That is why FenMian didn’t think he understood the motto at all. Because he would never help anyone, it wasn’t his business. Yes, he did have to think of his sect, of course, but really, he is not a bad person, why would he let the LanlinJin sect torture the Wen remnants. I do not believe he hated them that much.

November 22, 2019 6:37 am

is it only me who actually love and understand Jiang Cheng? why are people hating on my poor boy😭 he grew up longing for his father’s love. and then was left all alone…..I want to enter the novel and hug him so bad please😂

November 25, 2019 7:25 am

Can someone tell me the name of the audio track posted in the chapter please?

December 10, 2019 2:22 am

I feel so bad for both JC and WWX, they both lost so much. Both of them were broken. JC’s charecter is so realistic, I understand him because even I have a lot of pride( it’s difficult to put your pride aside 😅). But even WWX lost everyone, in the end he gave his core to JC. READERS can feel their pain .
JC just wants his bro back and WWX ( he also does but I guess he’s holding back)
Both of them are so well written …

December 22, 2019 2:41 am

Im quite confused with the part that Lan zhan has no spiritual powers. How could it be? I never read that his golden core was given away, only the bichen, right? Can someone please clarify this?

January 24, 2020 1:42 pm

nah you can save the world and I’ll still dislike you Jiang Cheng.

March 9, 2020 7:35 am

It has been more than 10 years and jiangcheng remains unchanged… I can’t believe that even though so much time has passed his pride is still high up there. His attitude have not changed too… I hope he change for the better after all these ends.
Also me : I’m reading this for the 3rd time and every time i read this part it makes me wonder why jiangcheng still behave in such as manner especially towards weiying :/

March 12, 2020 8:05 am

If only I can jump in their and give their heads a few smacks


moonlight densetsu
moonlight densetsu
March 17, 2020 5:56 am

now when i think about it…. the cultivation clans won against the bad wen clan with the he help of wwx as yiling patriarch…

March 20, 2020 10:25 am

Depois desses capítulos apenas sinto vontade de resetar tudo… já me coloquei tanto nos pés desses personagens que nesse ponto se eu fosse um deles apenas desistiria de tudo lol não sei é meio depreciativo ler tudo de novo..

March 24, 2020 1:06 pm

Remembering the expressions from the drama while reading this is making me cry all over again ; _ ;

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