GDC Chapter 88

Chapter 88: Loyalty—Part Ten

Translated by K of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

When Jiang Cheng accused him, Wei WuXian couldn’t defend himself at all, but he just couldn’t bear it when such words were being directed at Lan WangJi.

Wei WuXian, “Jiang Cheng, just listen to yourself. What are you saying? Is it appropriate? Don’t forget who you are. After all, you’re the leader of a sect. Insulting a renowned cultivator in front of Uncle Jiang and Madam Yu’s spirits—where is your discipline?”

His original intention was to remind Jiang Cheng to at least hold some respect for Lan WangJi. However, Jiang Cheng was the most sensitive. From those words, he managed to make out the notion that he wasn’t fit to be a sect leader. Immediately, darkness crawled up his face, bearing an eerie similarity to how Madam Yu looked when she was angry. His voice was harsh, “Who’s the one insulting my parents in front of their spirits?! Could you two please understand whose sect you’re in? I don’t care if you act so shamelessly outside, but don’t you dare fool around inside our ancestral hall, before my parents’ spirits! After all, they were the ones who brought you up—even I feel ashamed for you!”

Wei WuXian never expected such a huge blow to crash down on him. He was both shocked and furious, blurting, “Shut up!”

Jiang Cheng pointed outside, “Mess around outside however you want, whether under a tree or on a boat, hugging or otherwise! Get out of my sect, get out of anywhere my eyes can see!”

Hearing him mention ‘under a tree’, Wei WuXian felt his heart skip a beat—could Jiang Cheng have seen the scene where he crashed into Lan WangJi’s arms?

His guess was not wrong. Jiang Cheng did indeed go out to find Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi. He chased after them in the direction that the street vendors pointed at. A voice in his heart seemed to tell him to which places Wei WuXian would definitely go. He caught up to them in just a while. Yet, he just so happened to see Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi enveloped in a tight embrace under a tree, unwilling to let go of each other even after so long.

Goosebumps immediately ran down Jiang Cheng’s body.

Although he’d made guesses at the relationship between Mo XuanYu and Lan WangJi before, they were only attacks trying to offend Wei WuXian, not that he really doubted anything. He’d never thought that Wei WuXian would have ambiguous ties with a man, for after all, when they grew up together, Wei WuXian had never expressed any such interest. He’d always loved good-looking girls with a passion. On the other hand, it was even more impossible for Lan WangJi. He was famous for his asceticism, seemingly interested in neither men nor women.

But hugging like that seemed abnormal no matter what. At least, they didn’t seem like normal friends or brothers. He immediately recalled that Wei WuXian had always stuck to Lan WangJi ever since he came back. Lan WangJi’s attitude toward him was also different from what it was before he was reborn. At once, he was almost certain that the two really were in that kind of relationship. He couldn’t turn around and leave, yet he didn’t want to say a single word to the two, so he continued to hide himself as he followed them. Every single look and movement that passed between them seemed different in his eyes. For a while, the shock, absurdity, and slight disgust that he felt combined to overpower his hatred. It was only after Wei WuXian brought Lan WangJi into the ancestral hall that the long-suppressed hatred was awakened again, devouring his courtesy and rationality.

Wei WuXian was holding something back, “Jiang WanYin, you… apologize right now.”

Jiang Cheng mocked, “Apologize? For what? For exposing your thing for each other?”

Wei WuXian raged, “HanGuang-Jun is only my friend—what do you think we are?! I warn you. Apologize right now—don’t make me beat you up!”

Hearing this, Lan WangJi’s expression froze for an instant. Jiang Cheng laughed, “Well, then I’ve never seen ‘friends’ like that before? You warn me? Warn me against what? If you two had the slightest trace of integrity left, you shouldn’t have come here and…”

Seeing the change in Lan WangJi’s expression, Wei WuXian thought he felt insulted by Jiang Cheng’s words. He was so angry that his entire body was shaking. He didn’t dare think about what Lan WangJi would think after being shamed like this. The rage from his heart rushed to his head as he threw out a talisman, “Have you had enough yet?”

The talisman was both fast and powerful. It exploded at Jiang Cheng’s right shoulder, causing him to stagger. Jiang Cheng didn’t expect Wei WuXian to attack so suddenly. His spiritual powers hadn’t recovered completely yet, either, and so the talisman hit its target. Blood seeped from his shoulder as disbelief flashed across his face. Zidian immediately unravelled from his fingers, lashing out with sizzling light. Lan WangJi unsheathed Bichen to block the attack. The three began to fight inside the ancestral hall.

Jiang Cheng’s voice was as hideous as the look in his eyes, “Very well! A fight it is, then! You think I’m scared?!”

Yet, as he fended off a couple of attacks, Wei WuXian suddenly remembered. This was the YunmengJiang Sect’s ancestral hall. Just a short while ago, he was kneeling here, asking for the Jiang couple’s blessings, yet now, he was attacking their son with Lan WangJi, right in front of their eyes!

As though doused in an icy waterfall, he felt the light in his eyes flicker between light and dark. Lan WangJi glanced at him before whirling around and grabbing his shoulders. Jiang Cheng’s expression changed as well. He stopped his whip as his eyes gleamed with alertness.

Lan WangJi, “Wei Ying?!” His low voice rang within Wei WuXian’s ears, echoing endlessly.

Wei WuXian was starting doubt if something happened to his ears, “What’s wrong?”

He felt something streak down his face, but reached up only to retrieve a handful of scarlet. Accompanied by throbs of dizziness, blood continued to drip down his nose and his mouth, onto the ground.

This time, he finally wasn’t faking it anymore.

Wei WuXian could barely manage to stand, holding onto Lan WangJi’s arm. Seeing that the white clothes that Lan WangJi had just changed into were dyed red by his blood again, he couldn’t help but reached out to wipe them, worried in an ill-timed way, I made his clothes dirty again.

Lan WangJi, “How do you feel?!”

Wei WuXian didn’t answer the question, “Lan Zhan… Let’s go.”

Go. Right now.

Don’t ever come back again.

Lan WangJi, “Yes.”

He’d completely lost all intention to continue the fight with Jiang Cheng. Without saying anything, he picked Wei WuXian up and turned to leave. Jiang Cheng was full of both shock and doubt. He was shocked that Wei WuXian was suddenly in such a terrible condition, yet doubtful that this might be a pretense Wei WuXian came up with to escape. After all, Wei WuXian had often used this to pull pranks on him in the past.

Seeing that the two were about to leave, he shouted, “Stop!”

Lan WangJi seethed, “Leave!”

What came as well was Bichen, the force of which immediately flung out. Zidian also lashed, and the two struck, sending out an ear-piercing clash. Impacted by the noise, Wei WuXian’s head almost split into two. Like a dying candlelight that was finally blown out, he closed his eyes, and his head drooped as well. Feeling the weight on his shoulder, Lan WangJi retreated from the fight to feel his breathing. Without the help of its owner, Bichen was slowly being overpowered by the approaching Zidian. Jiang Cheng didn’t really want to hit Lan WangJi, and immediately retracted his whip, but it was already too late. Just now, however, a figure leaped down from the side and blocked between the two.

Jiang Cheng looked to find that the uninvited guest was Wen Ning. Immediately, he raged, “Who let you inside Lotus Pier?! How dare you!”

He could manage to tolerate others, but definitely not Wen Ning, the Wen-dog who put his hand through Jin ZiXuan’s heart and ended both his sister’s happiness and her life. Just a look, and he felt the urge to kill him right there. How dare he step foot on the earth of Lotus Pier—he really was looking for his death!

Because of the two lives and many other reasons, Wen Ning had always felt guilty, and so he’d always been somewhat scared of Jiang Cheng, consciously avoiding him all the time. Right now, however, he blocked Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi as he faced him, taking the hard lash. A gruesome scorch climbed across his chest, but still he didn’t flinch.

Having come to the conclusion that Wei WuXian was only in a temporary state of unconsciousness due to extreme fatigue and anger, Lan WangJi finally tore his gaze away. He saw that Wen Ning held something in his hands and passed it to Jiang Cheng. Zidian, in Jiang Cheng’s right hand, glowed so bright that it was almost white, its light surging alongside the killing intent within him. He laughed from the rage, “What do you want?”

The object was Wei WuXian’s sword, Suibian. On the way, Wei WuXian tossed it everywhere due to it being too much of a hassle. In the end, he left it in Wen Ning’s care. Wen Ning held it as he spoke, “Pull it out.”

His tone was firm, and his eyes determined. He had nothing of his previously blank look left.

Jiang Cheng, “I warn you. If you don’t want to be turned to ashes once more, then immediately move your feet off of Lotus Pier’s soil. Leave!”

Wen Ning was almost thrusting the sword hilt into his chest. His voice soared, “Do it. Pull it out!”

Annoyance swelled in Jiang Cheng. His heart pounded without a reason. For whatever reason, he really did do as Wen Ning said. He held Suibian’s hilt with his left hand and pulled on it hard.

A white, glaring blade was removed from its plain hilt!

Jiang Cheng stared down at the glimmering sword in his hand. He only realized after a few moments.

The sword was Suibian, Wei WuXian’s sword. After the siege at Burial Mound, it was collected as a battle trophy by the LanlingJin Sect’s people. It’d long since sealed itself. Of those who saw it later, not a single one was able to pull it out.

But why could he do it? Did the sword lift its seal?

Wen Ning, “It’s not that the sword lifted its seal! Even now, it’s still sealed. If you put it back into its sheath and ask someone else to unsheath it, nobody would be able to pull it out.”

The chaotic confusion within Jiang Cheng could be seen shown on his face, “Then why could I pull it out?”

Wen Ning, “Because the sword took you as Young Master Wei.”

Carrying the unconscious Wei WuXian on his back, Lan WangJi stood up.

Jiang Cheng shouted, “What do you mean the sword took me as Wei WuXian? How?! Why would it be me?!”

Wen Ning’s voice was even harsher, “Because the golden core that is revolving inside you right now is his!”

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369 thoughts on “GDC Chapter 88

  1. I just catch up the story ㅠㅠㅠ
    So, WWX doesn’t have golden core anymore? Or he is just sharing his corw with JC?
    Poor LWJ … WWX called him friend. 🙁
    I can’t wait for the next chapter.

    Thank you so much for translating this ❤❤❤

    1. It might have something to do when Jiang lost his core and went up the mountain blindfolded and said I’m weiwuxian
      After he got dropped in the burial grounds he never used a sword to fight again.

      1. Yes, noticed that too that he didn’t use his sword at all and even treated it so shabbily. All cultivators took care of their swords. Wangji uses his sword too but Wuxian didn’t care about his anymore after he was dropped on Burial Mound.

  2. Such a good chapter!!!

    To finally read the scene with the tree made me so emotional, and then the “marriage” in the ancestral hall on top of that! I wonder what LWJ is thinking right now with all that happened between them but then being called a friend…

    And I am so SO glad JC will now realize WWX gave him his golden core all those years ago and maybe that will make him see everything in a new light. To be honest, JC’s attitude of “I know everything and you know nothing” and all those hateful comments, while it’s exactly the other way around and he barely knows what happens, was kinda annoying :’D
    I don’t think JC will have it in him to completely forget and forgive, but at least a bit would be… nice.

    thanks for translating <3

    1. LOL … our Casanova did intend for it to be treated as a marriage ritual. I’m not sure if Wangji even realizes it. The boy isn’t as cunning and sly.

      By the way, exactly how old would Wangji be at this point since he’s occupying Mo’s body?

  3. I screamed so loudly at the end, because FINALLY! Jiang Cheng must stop behaving like a jerk! I hate him (and love him) so much. Why can’t he be a good caring older brother?! Argh! !!

    1. WWX is older than JC by a few months. Sort of fits the pattern of JC always “coming up short” compared to WWX.

  4. O dios!!! no puedo!!!, al fin WN se lo dijo :'( espero que le bajes a tu odio JC bebe Wuxian no lo merece D’ :
    Muchas gracias por el capitulo!!!

  5. Ahh…! I hope JC finally makes up with WWX again. It’s probably the most painful for WWX to be misunderstood and hated by his brother.

    And lol, it feels like LWJ already thinks his ship with WWX is beyond friendship already by his little reaction

  6. Seeing how the sword really thought of JC as WWX because of the golden core made me cry, WWX gave his golden core for his brother 😭💔. Thank you for translating! ❤

  7. Was Weixuan’s core given to Jiang Cheng?
    So the real Weixuan is living on Mo Xuanyu’s golden core? But he was also able to withdraw the sword in the secret chamber, right?

    1. As I understood it, the sword does recognize him even in Mo XuanYu’s body as Wei WuXian, but it was mentioned that this new body’s spiritual power is low. Which is why Mo XuanYu didn’t have much cultivation success in his sect to begin with. He would not be able to use his sword for flying, fighting as he used to in birth-body.

      Still I’m wondering myself if that is the only reason or if the fact that Jiang Cheng’s core was restored under the disguise that he was Wei WuXian basically meant that the real Wei WuXian had to “give up his core” or the correct wording would be lost his core as a result. Which would mean there can only be one core for one particular Person and since Jian Cheng has gotten Wei WuXian’s he could no longer have it as well.

      Jiang Cheng was so down he didn’t question anything, only thought of himself without any regard for consequences.

      I wonder if Wei WuXian knew about them when he decided to send Jiang Cheng up the mountain or not. Someone also mentioned in the comments when the “core melting hand” hit him as Wen Chao found him in the town, before they dropped him in the Mound pit, he had already known that he lost his core since nothing happened. I must say I didn’t quite catch that, as it was never explained how exactly the “core melting hand” does the deed. That would mean one blow to the body would be enough.

      Well, we will get answers in the upcoming chapter for sure.

  8. I still can’t get excited whether he’ll change his mind after being face-slapped with the truth. My hate for Jiang Cheng has shot towards the moon I lost all hope for him treating Wei Ying with respect again!

  9. Amazing chapter. And here I am thinking how to snap JC from this grief and err jealousy. Haha. Weng Ning knows too much. Ah, LWJ, after the midnight date, only to be told he’s just a friend. I commend you for still sticking with him. Continue to believe in him. WWX, is still in denial after what he did. JC and him are truly brothers at heart. Lol! You have our gratitude for this translation! Always! 🙂 Keep it up!

  10. He doesnt had one anymore. Thats why he told everyone (especially Wanji) that he CANT go back, when they tried to convince him to drop the demonic Stuff.

  11. Amazing job with the translations, thank you so much! <3
    Also I have a question, do you plan on translating the *spicy* extras in the future? Well, all extras if possible?

  12. These revealings in the last few chapters were shocking. The sword neglecting must have had a deeper meaning, it was being made quite obvious, now that the explanation is there it is quite evident yet still a shock.
    Wei WuXian did quite the job of hiding the fact from everybody. Usually when someone lies they repeat the lie in very similar wording, but Wei WuXian whenever asked seemed to have a different indifferent explanation, it was clear he had no interest in using the sword, but not the reason why. Very well written this novel is indeed, the translation also seems to be getting better each chapter, Thank you for the effort.

    My favorite revelation was that Lan SiZhui is the toddler A-Yuan, did not see that coming in anyway and it made me so happy, my heart swelled a few inches.

  13. Finally caught with the novel I really can’t wait to see the shock face of JC that he has the core of the person he hates the most such a plot twist.
    Thank you for the chapter.

  14. Thanks for the great quality translations! Can’t wait for the next chapter! That was quite the revelation at the end of the chapter!!! 💕

  15. WWX’s before rebirth life is so tragic. He gave JC his golden core and had to keep it a secret his whole life. He doesn’t take his sword with him cus to him, it’s just a piece of metal stick since he can’t unsheath it. I think he gave his core to JC cus JC is like his blood bro and he believe he caused his parents’ death. With all the guilt, he decide to sacrifice himself and have his core to him. He got caught so easily and thrown into the Burial Mound cus he had no spiritual power. He was a normal person then but he actually survived and came out on top in just 3 months!

    He couldn’t unsheathe Suibian now cus he had spiritual energy from the original host. Imagine the shock, sadness, and nostalgia of seeing his sword again after giving his core away when he was a teenager. I remember JC saying he felt more powerful than before with his “recovered” core but it turns out it was WWX’s all along and that his core was more powerful than his to begin with. Smh. I bet WWX thinks about his core from time to time, especially when the seal catching on fire when he was having lunch with LWJ and couldn’t fly on his sword to get to the mound. If LWJ wasn’t there then everyone would’ve died.

  16. AW MAN, it finally came . . . the day when Jiang Cheng found out Wei WuXian’s sacrifice T-T
    I read it on the wikia and then I saw the episode when the Wens kidnapped WWX. The Core-Melting Hand had hit WWX, but he had a surprised face. WWX’s Golden Core wasn’t destroyed by the Core-Melting Hand. . . because WWX already had NO Golden Core. You only have 1 Golden Core and to lose it was devastating to many, some would rather die than to lose it and WWX gave his up for JC.
    And when he was thrown into the Burial Mounds, there was no way out. It’s said your soul would never escape.
    You don’t need a Golden Core to perform Demonic Cultivation, if WWX wanted to live than he would have no other choice but to utilize the Demonic Arts. He was left with no damn option and that’s what hurts when all he wanted was for everybody to be okay and be happy.

    1. So this scene you describe where Wei WuXian has a surprised face was in the Donghua and not in the novel? Because that would explain that I can’t remember reading about this, when I saw your comment.
      As far as I remember there was no such mention of him being surprised after being hit by the core melting hand. Though they also never explained how the core melting hand goes about melting people’s core. By just hitting them or using a specific motion/ action.

      Anyway if you are right about that it would mean he didn’t know that he would loose his own golden core when he sent Jiang Cheng up the mountain. I am wondering if he knew or didn’t in advance. Something tells me that he might have had an idea and made the sacrifice anyway as he felt it was his responsibility to restore Jiang Cheng’s core because he made the promise to his parents to protect him with his life.

      1. And this is based off of what I watched in the Donghua, forgive me as I just couldn’t wait to read this chapter I’m actually still on Chp 56 in the novel 😂😂😂

  17. Omg! Thank you so much for your hard work! You dont know how much I love this And what your translations mean to me. I love you

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