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GDC Chapter 10311 min read

大鱼 Đại Ngư – Guzheng

Chapter 103: Hatred (Part Six)

Translated by K of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Sect Leader Jiang’s words were eternally tainted with mockery. But this time, whom he mocked was no one but himself.

Suddenly, he said, “I’m sorry.”

Wei WuXian hesitated, “… You don’t need to say sorry.”

At this point, it was impossible to figure out who should apologize to whom.

Wei WuXian continued, “Take it as my repayment to the Jiang Sect.”

Jiang Cheng looked up. He looked at him with teary, bloodshot eyes, and a
hoarse voice, “… Repayment to my father, my mother, my sister?”

Wei WuXian pressed his temples, “Forget it. It’s all in the past now. Let’s not mention it again.”

It wasn’t something he liked to reminisce about. He didn’t want to be reminded again and again of what it felt like when his core was cut out or what price he had to pay. If this were exposed in the past, he’d most likely laugh and comfort Jiang Cheng, ‘It’s not that big of a deal anyways. Look at me all these years. Without the core, I still managed to come through, didn’t I? Beating everyone I wanted to beat, killing everyone I wanted to kill.’ But now, he indeed didn’t have the strength left to put up such a confident, nonchalant pretense.

From the bottom of his heart, he knew he wasn’t so indifferent about it after all.

Was it really that easy to move on from such a thing?

Of course not.

In truth, when Wei WuXian was seventeen or eighteen, his pride wasn’t much lower than Jiang Cheng’s. He once had strong spiritual powers, more talented than others. No matter how much he fooled around, staying up all night pulling pranks on others, he was still far ahead of his classmates who worked so hard.

But every time he tossed and turned as he lay awake at night, knowing he’d never reach the stars using proper means, knowing he’d never wield his sword with the excellence that was supposed to bring astonishment to so many eyes, he wondered if Jiang FengMiang hadn’t take him back to Lotus Pier, perhaps he wouldn’t cross paths with cultivation his whole life. Then he would have never known that such a magnificent path existed in this world. He’d only be a head beggar who roamed the streets, fleeing at first sight of a dog, or maybe looking after cows and stealing other people’s crops in the countryside, playing his flute to pass his time. He wouldn’t have known to cultivate, and he definitely wouldn’t have had the chance to form a core. With such thoughts, he’d felt much better.

Take it as repayment, or take it as redemption. Take it as he’d never received the golden core to begin with.

After explaining things to himself like this again and again, it was as though he was truly as confident and as nonchalant as he made it seem like on the surface, and along the way he could even praise himself for such a state of mind, whether he was lying or not.

But that was in his past life.

Wei WuXian, “Uh, I think it’s best if you… also stop keeping it on your mind. I know you’ll definitely always keep it on your mind, but, how should I say it…” He clenched Lan WangJi’s hand, saying to Jiang Cheng, “Right now, I do really think… it’s all in the past. It’s been too long. There’s no need to struggle with it any longer.”

Jiang Cheng wiped his face roughly, drying his tears. He took in a deep breath and closed his eyes.

At this point, still enveloped in Lan XiChen’s robe, Nie HuaiSang gradually woke up. Moaning lightly, he managed to crawl up, still bleary-eyed, “Where am I?”

Yet, the instant he got up, he saw Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi sitting together so tightly on the same sitting mat. The YiLing Patriarch was basically sitting on HanGuang-Jun’s lap. He immediately let out a wail, as if he was about to faint again. At the same time, a series of strange sounds came from behind the Guanyin Temple, as though something was being spurt out. A moment later, the cultivators who’d been digging began to wail too.

The expressions of everyone in the temple changed. Immediately, a somewhat pungent odor drifted outside. As Lan XiChen covered his face with his sleeves, some worry could be seen in his eyes. Soon, two figures staggered outside.

Su She was holding Jin GuangYao up. The two looked pale, while the wails from behind the palace continued. Su She, “Sect Leader, how do you feel?!”

Cold sweat seeped from Jin GuangYao’s forehead, “Fine. Thank you for back then.”

His left hand dangled, unable to be lifted. His entire arm trembled, as though he was suffering extreme pain. With his right hand he took a bottle of pills from his lapels. He wanted to open it, but it was difficult with just one hand. Seeing this, Su She immediately took over the bottle and tipped a pill into his palm. Jin GuangYao lowered his head, gulping it down with a frown. His brows relaxed immediately.

Lan XiChen hesitated for a moment before asking, “What happened?”

Jin GuangYao paused in surprise. Blood finally seemed to have rose to his cheeks as he managed a smile, “An accident.”

He took out some medicinal powder and sprinkled it over his hand. An area of red had appeared from the back of his left hand to his wrist. With observation, it could be seen that the skin seemed like cooked meat. The skin was completely ruined. Jin GuangYao tore off a part of his white sleeves, his fingers trembling slightly, “MinShan, wrap it tight around my wrist.”

Su She, “It’s poisonous?”

Jin GuangYao, “The poison is still flowing upwards. It’s not a big deal. The poison can be ejected with some rest.”

Right after Su She treated his wound, Jin GuangYao wanted to return behind the palace to inspect. Su She hurried, “Sect Leader, let me go!”

The pungent smell dissipated gradually. Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi got up as well. A tall mountain of dirt could be seen beside a deep ditch. Quite a delicate coffin lay at one side, atop it a pitch-black box. Both of the two had been opened already, and thin, white smoke continued to rise from within. The odor came from the white smoke, which meant it must be some sort of fatal poison. Corpses that belonged to the cultivators who’d been digging so earnestly lay scattered all around the coffin. Right now, they had been burned alive. Even their uniforms and robes and had been corroded to black fragments. It was obvious just how poisonous the white smoke was.

Leading the way, he used his sword energy to repel the remaining smoke. The tip of his blade flicked across the black box. The iron chest fell to the ground. It was empty.

Jin GuangYao finally couldn’t hold himself back any longer. He stumbled towards the edge of the coffin. The blood that had returned to his face immediately faded again. It could be seen just by his expression that the coffin was empty as well.

Lan XiChen approached. After he saw the horror that had become of the palace, he was shocked, “What in the world did you bury here? How could this be??”

Nie HuaiSang only had a glance before he collapsed to the ground, retching. Jin GuangYao’s lips trembled. He couldn’t say anything. A streak of lightning exploded, reflecting against the pale white of his face. His expression was terrifying indeed, sending chills down Nie HuaiSang’s spine. He didn’t even dare vomit too loudly, covering his mouth behind Lan XiChen’s back, shivering whether out of fear or the cold. Lan XiChen turned around and said a few words of comfort to him, while Jin GuangYao didn’t even have the strength to upkeep his kind, gentle front.

Wei WuXian, “ZeWu-Jun, now you’re doing wrong to Sect Leader Jin here. He wasn’t the one who buried the things here at all. Even if he buried something in the beginning, it should be long since someone switched them with something else.”

Su She pointed at him with his sword, his voice cold, “Wei WuXian! Is this a trick of yours?!”

Wei WuXian, “I’m not trying to brag, but if I were the one who pulled a trick on you, an arm might not be all that’s wounded on your sect leader. Sect Leader Jin, do you still remember the letter Qin Su brought you, back on Koi Tower?”

Jin GuangYao’s eyes slowly moved towards him.

Wei WuXian, “The one who told Qin Su the good things you did was Madam Qin’s previous maid, BiCao. But when BiCao suddenly decided to expose everything, did you really believe nobody was pushing things forward from behind? And Maiden SiSi, the one you locked up. Who saved her? Who was the one that told her to go to the YunmengJiang Sect with BiCao and expose your secrets in front of everyone? If they could find out every single one of those hidden secrets of yours, Sect Leader Jin, what’s so hard about coming here beforehand and switching what you wanted to dig up with poisonous smoke to give you when you came?”

Suddenly, a monk spoke, “Sect Leader, there are signs of displacement in the dirt here. Somebody’s dug in from the other side before!”

As expected, someone was here first. Jin GuangYao turned around, slamming his fist on the empty coffin. Nobody could see his expression, but all could see his trembling shoulders.

Wei WuXian grinned, “Sect Leader Jin, have you ever thought that perhaps tonight you’re a mantis, yet there’s an oriole* behind you? The one who’s been watching you might be hiding in the dark this exact moment, observing your every move. No, maybe, it’s not a person…”

TN: The full saying is “the mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind”.

The storm muffled the thunder. As he heard the words ‘not a person’, for a split second, something that could be described as fear flashed across Jin GuangYao’s face.

Su She sneered, “Wei WuXian, stop with the empty intimidation…”

Jin GuangYao raised his right hand to stop him. The fear on his face went as soon as it came. All of his emotions were quickly under control. He spoke, “Don’t waste your energy on arguing. Treat the injury on your body. After I remove the poison, gather the rest of the people at once and prepare to depart.”

Su She, “Sect Leader, what about the thing that’s been dug out?”

Jin GuangYao’s lips were a bit pale, “If it’s been dug out already, it’s definitely be impossible to take back. We shouldn’t stay here for long.”

Su She, “Yes!”

Back when Su She fought with Fairy, he’d been wounded in many places by its claws. His clothes were ripped both at his arms and his chest, and at his chest especially, the wounds dug deep into his flesh. Blood seeped through the white robes. If the wounds weren’t treated properly, he might not be able to face whatever emergency situations that happened, as time went on. Jin GuangYao took out a pouch of medicine from his lapels and passed it to him.

Su She received it with both hands, “Yes.”

Indeed, he stopped talking to Wei WuXian as he turned around and took off his clothes to treat his wounds. Jin GuangYao still couldn’t move the hand burned by the poisonous smoke. He could only sit on the ground and concentrate on expelling the poison. The remaining cultivators held their swords as they walked back and forth inside Guanyin Temple, keeping guard. As he saw these glaring blades, Nie HuaiSang’s eyes went straight ahead. He had no guards beside him, so he didn’t even dare let out a loud breath. Shrunken against the corner behind Lan XiChen, he let out quite a few sneezes.

Wei WuXian thought, To other people, Su She’s quite sarcastic, and to Lan Zhan, he’s even more resentful. But he’s sure quite respectful towards Jin GuangYao.

As he thought this, he couldn’t help glancing at Lan WangJi, just in time to see a streak of ice flash before his eyes.

Voice cold, Lan WangJi spoke to Su She, “Turn around.”

Su She was looking down, applying medicine to the scratch marks at his chest, facing them sideways. As he heard Lan WangJi’s almost inviolable command, he involuntarily turned around. As he turned around, both Jiang Cheng and Jin Ling widened their eyes. The grin on Wei WuXian’s face disappeared as well.

He almost couldn’t believe it, “… It’s you!”

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Kaguya Magami
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Kaguya Magami

Ha! I’ve been waiting for this moment since long time ago! I really really dissapointed at you Jiang Chen! Now how does itu feel? Pain? Shame? Ha! You deserve it!

LaonaGrouchini
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LaonaGrouchini

Look at it from his perspective though. Would you not feel pain at losing your golden core and fiding out your closest brother did this much for you? Would you not feel pain at your parents dying? Would you not have hardships trying to regain your sect from your parent’s killers? Would you not feel pain at your closest brother dying? Would you feel pain at not knowing who killed your sister and your brother in law, leaving their young child to you? Who would you blame once you know how they were killed?

Zephir
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Zephir

Thank you so much for this chapter !
Oh ! I do not have the patience to wait !
I want to know too much who the person who just appeared !

Consterhk
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consterhk

As a dog lover – I do hope Fairy is OK. Su She deserved all those bites!!!

So WWX was on LWJ’s lap. Confirmed 😛

WWX the carefree soul, would probably be able to make a life for himself whatever the scenario – beggar, cultivator, necromancer.. but I think being picked up by JFM was the best outcome- how could he have met his hubby otherwise?

Tekki
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tekki

Aaaaaaaa, what an ending 😱🤯. Running away to cultivate patience until next week.
Thank you wery much for the translation 💖

Yaoilover-89
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Yaoilover-89

Thank you so much for that new chapter, K.san! >3

Ravensandstars
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ravensandstars

Such a good chapter, that cliffhanger is gonna kill me omg!

Adriane Dias
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Adriane Dias

Thanks for the translation
What a disrespectful cliffie, 7 more days of suffering, Hope It goes by fast.
Yiling Patriarch sitting on HanGuang-Jun’s lap made my day 😅

Suzuyachan
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suzuyachan

Hearing the same story again and again from different charas pov… Now i can’t seem to hate anyone. They all suffered, and that’s also why i love them… 😭😭😭 and fairy pls be safe 🙏

As always… Thank you so much for the updates 💕

Veskara
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Veskara

Yeah… Su She deserved every single bite… good job, Fairy

Asane_CrOli
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Asane_CrOli

Thank you very much, K and Exiled Rebels Scanlations’ team! We are agraciated by your translations drop by drop, wait for a while (a few days), then more gentle 🎁, gifts from you! Tks a lot! Have a nice week! Cheers!!

Asane_CrOli
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Asane_CrOli

When I used the word “agraciated”, I meant “graced. honored, favored, contemplated or regarded”.
I’ve just found out that there isn’t the word agraciate in English. I thought there was it from the word “grace”. Well, I thank you all again for being honored by k’s voluntary hard work of translating such a lovely story like Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. My congrats to the author, too.

AsrielRose
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AsrielRose

Thanks for the chap!! 💙

Ohoh… so, if I’m not wrong, Su She is really fkd up and JC, JL and WWX are going to have a fantastic time next chap, haha. Can’t wait!

BLShade_Wallenstein
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BLShade_Wallenstein

Gah what a cliffhanger! I want to comfort Jiang Cheng still, and the feels~ ah, Wei WuXian, you have suffered much, but you have the one you love by your side.
Thank you for the new chapter, K~

Yuindr
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Yuindr

I bet it’s that cursed thing still going on haha and finally find the culprits lol..

Xie xie K-chan and crew 😘😍❤

RedROPE (@mydHong_Xian)
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It’s all in the past now and WWX had already died once . He has his LZ at present . It’s all over .

Meeno
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Thank you so much as always for the translations, ever appreciated.

I am relieved that JC and WWW had this moment to somewhat talk it out. There is a lot more to say on both ends but for now this was enough for a beginning.

Now who could it be?..

AsaraIII
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AsaraIII

Probably the psychopathic guy who WWW saw in the blind girl’s memories during the Empathy session ? the one who impersonated the cultivator he killed and was himself almost killed in the fog village at the end of that chapter ? For the life of me, I can’t remember his name. I recall that he was the one who had the other half of WWW’s Tiger Seal. Or maybe it could be the vengeful spirit of Nie MingJue ? After all, Jin GuangYao did kill him. He dismembered him, keeping his head in his secret treasure room. The possessed hand… Read more »

Kamikirin
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Kamikirin

You are talking about xue yang. I thought it as a possibility but I find it weird if xue yang views jing guang yao so highly. And he should not have recovered that fast emotionally after losing xiao xing chen. Well, who knows anyways I’m also really curious. Nie mingjue should be the one that was dug out i think, all that was left was a head afterall.
Arghhh im so curious!

Miyoko
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Miyoko

Thank you very much!

Shihappyhun
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shihappyhun

Thank you so much for the translation💕

Leïla
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Leïla

Thanks so much for your hard work !

Karthika
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Karthika

We finally get to hear Wei Wuxian’s true feelings.All his life he desperately tried to hide showing his weaknesses .He was so badly misunderstood and hated by everyone for things he couldn’t control and nobody (other than Lan Zhan) even tried to understand his circumstances or what situations lead to his wrong decisions.Now he finally gets redemption from the person who misunderstood him the most.Other people’s opinions don’t even matter.

Dutrima
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Thank you for this good surprise. A second chapter translated for same weekend. BTW, the music is beautiful. You made me discover a traditional Chinese instrument (I looked at it…) Jiang Chang only thinks about his own feelings, his distress which is normal but he should have also think on how painful it was for Wei Ying too. He should had remembered what Wen Ning told him in the Lotus Pier ancestor Hall: ‘’ That’s right! Why do you think he never used Suibian again and never carried it with him when he went out? Was it really because of… Read more »

Lupine_xyz
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Lupine_xyz

Hmm, I was wrong… gladly so, because it seems WWX and JC were actually able to more or less make up!! 😉 Poor babies…

Ahaha, and Nie HuaiSang’s reaction to WangXian’s PDA was amazing.. I do hope Fairy is alright!

Thank you for the update!! 🙂

Willa
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Willa

OMG, a cliffhanger! Can’t wait for next chapter😲 Loved this one w WWX & LWJ together. I

Free_spirited_ahgase
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Free_spirited_ahgase

What what what?? Who the hell is Su She’s real identity?? Gahhh the worst of all cliffhangers im dying to read the next chapter 😭😭 and no Wei Ying, hun, you getting picked up by Jiang FengMiang might be the best thing that has ever happened to you. How would you have met your other half, Lan Zhan otherwise?

You’re right, it’s all in the past. Once everything is over, go and live your second life with him and die happy this time ❤

Anta
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Anta

Thank you so much for that new chapter!!

Alyssa Marcos
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Man, FINALLY Jin GuangYao received what he deserved! This chapter made me happy 🙂
Can’t wait for the next!!! Also, thanks for the hard work ^^

Bewsbud
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bewsbud

Thank you!

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