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GDC Chapter 88: Loyalty—Part Ten10 min read

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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madylinriddle1002
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madylinriddle1002

Ohh dear! This story is just getting better!!!. Tbh…….I hate JC for the grudge he held for WWX but at the same time I felt pity for him………I don’t hate him that much anymore, but still WWX did so much for him. I understand that WWX ‘took’ his family down with him but still…….
Anyways…….thanks K for this chapter😀

Potatoismyname22
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Thank you for the translation!!

I am confused?? I thought this was a flashback?? But Jiang mentioned stuff about Mo XuanYu so…. it isn’t a flashback…? I need to reread some things I am so lost-

Calhaora
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Calhaora

No its not a Flashback c:

Potatoismyname22
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._. Holy guac- thank you!

Myra Moon
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Myra Moon

I felt such a big excitement reading this chapter that I squealed out loud on the bus. And WHAT THE HELL?! JC’s golden core is now WWX?!

Thanks for this chapter! Btw, happy new year.

Kapala
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Kapala

Thanks for the double …hapi new year

Ana2kia
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ana2kia

Its about to go down😱

dragobonita
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AaaaAAAAAAAA YES, finally! Finally JC is forced to realise how much WWX did for him!

Also, that moment when LWJ froze up, so much misunderstanding haha… XD Wei Ying, you already know what the forehead ribbon means, stop pretending and just give in boi…

Lupine
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Eek!! The cliffhanger!!
Thank you for the chapter, and Happy New Year!! 🙂

Okorenik
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okorenik

Guys pleas help : where will I find in a a novel a Description this moment when WWX gave his golden core ??????? please help Thanks a lot ! And Happy New Year !

Shakja
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Shakja

There isn’t. This happend “off screen” when WWX sent JC up the mountain with a blindfold and it was the reason why Wen Chao was able to capture him and throw him down at the burial mound.

Okorenik
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okorenik

Ohh… so that’s why ! But please answer : do we know HOW exacly WWX was able to trnasfer is golden core to him ?
it is not described in novel ?

Marjorie Batang
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Marjorie Batang

Actually nothing mentioned on the previous ep.. I hope the author will give us POV or flashback about that… Kyaaaahhhh… Can’t wait for the next episodes..
Really love this much…

Okorenik
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okorenik

but… but … below ‘Shakja’ prompted that is was when WWX ent JC up the mountain with a blindfold …. Is this part decribed in the novel ?

Frosty
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I think WWX had already given him this golden core while they where still hiding from Wen Chao. Remember when jiang cheng used his hand to hit WWX and asked him if he felt anything… I think WWX didn’t feel anything cuz at that time, he had already given Jiang Cheng his core…just saying 🙉

Weiwuxianmyboi
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Weiwuxianmyboi

I’m not sure but I’m the animated version, jc’s core was melted by the wen guy’s bodyguard and that’s why wwx gave his core

Okorenik
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okorenik

thank You – oh gosh … and there any description about that moment in novel …

Shakja
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Shakja

Can’t answer on your last comment but since Wen Ning knows about it I think the Wen siblings helped him. I hope we’ll get a proper explanation to this in a later chapter.

redrockets
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redrockets

I’m a bit scattered brained and often forget things, but can someone explain the implications of sharing golden core?

I wonder why LWJ paused when he said they were friends (the only friend he has).

Anyway happy New Years to everyone, especially to the amazing translators. I love you 💕

Shakja
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Shakja

http://modao-zushi.wikia.com/wiki/Golden_Core A Golden Core (金丹) is a core formed by cultivators after they had cultivated to a certain point.[1] It can store and control spiritual energy. After the core was formed, the cultivator’s level of cultivation would increase at a rapid speed, and become better and better. Else, they would only be a low-end cultivator. If disciple from a prominent clan forms the core at a later age, it would be a disgrace to tell other people of it.[1] Basis of Thought The golden core is formed by using the body as a crucible to cultivate the “golden core”. This… Read more »

Okorenik
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okorenik

I asked about the same 😛 – and received an answer :”This happend “off screen” when WWX sent JC up the mountain with a blindfold and it was the reason why Wen Chao was able to capture him and throw him down at the burial mound”

btw – hmmm…. this is not LWJ who paused when saying they are friends …. it was WWX

AMay
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AMay

Alright I said I will never comment anymore on GDC but I can t read that and not react. The revelation about JC golden core isnt that big… The animated version make it obvious but even if it is not the case in the novel, there are some hint. When JC golden core was melt by Wen ZL, JC almost gave up on living. WWX couldn t bear that, especially after he promised to his mother that he will protect him. Then WXX make up a story about Bao San Ren (not sure of the name) who will help him… Read more »

Анна Волкова
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It is impossible for two to use the same gold core. Wei donated his core. Left without spiritual strength, he was caught and thrown from the mountain. Lan stopped because Wei called him a friend. Lan the soul have long been calling him the beloved ))
Happy New year!

PamsLee
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PamsLee

My kokoro 😭 I can’t take this anymore

Lucky5tar
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Lucky5tar

Aye is it the time for the reveal? (Im not even sure i just saw a video bout this. Maybe?)

Thank you for your hardwork!

Kodouwaheavenly
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kodouwaheavenly

Thank you so much for all your hard work on these chapters, especially posting them during holidays. This hurt my heart so much…

Atlas
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Atlas

Thank you so much for the translation and extra chapters as of late! I like to wait a few weeks and read a lot at once, so this was a real treat! I felt WWX didn’t have a golden core anymore but had no clue he would’ve been able to just give it to JC! :O
I’m super excited for the chapters to come, I feel like LWJ patience is breaking 😍 thank you again for translating so much so fast and I hope you continue the novel translation to completion! 😆

Okorenik
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okorenik

I felt this same abiut LWJ …. I think he is on the edge to explode 😛 poor LWJ good things are just around the corner 🙂

Lucilla
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Lucilla

I kinda feel we’re being spoiled by Exr… So many presents, are you sure it’s OK?!

Gublin
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gublin

Thanks so much for the release and Happy New Year!!

RenshiSetsuen
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RenshiSetsuen

Happy New Year!
I have a question about the Manhua of this novel. Are you still working on it or is it paused? D:

Tira
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Tira

Thank you for the chapter

Mir
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mir

He told him! He told him!
Oh my goodness, I didn’t think he would find out so soon and so directly!
Waiting for the next chapter to find out how he reacts will be very painful, please translator, please don’t leave us hanging for too long. This cliff is very steep.

Stargreen
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stargreen

Thanks a lot for chapter 88.

Smorrzande92
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Smorrzande92

You did well my cinnamon roll Wen Ning ♡
Thanks for the updates!!

Danasoluna (@DSoluna)
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Cry, JiangChen, Cry!!!!! Hmp

Doungnge
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Thank you for new chapters.
I was wondering about Jaing Chen’s golden core in previous chapters. I thought it’s strange that teacher of WWX’s mother treated JC while it clearly stated earlier that they did not accept anyone who left the sect. But now I know it’s WWX who gave his golden core to JC. He is so amazing. I’m crying now.

Shakja
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Shakja

Little tidbit:
It was mentioned when it came to restoring Song Lans eyes that Baoshan SanRen isn’t able to create something out of nothing. So Xiao Xincheng dug out his own eyes and donated them to his friend.

Looking at this information it’s obvious that the same would be the case for a golden core regardless of the person helping with it. So Jiang Cheng just “recovering” his golden core after it was destroyed was always a farce. 😉

Kanako Ito
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Kanako Ito

It always bothered me why he sacrificed BOTH of his eyes…

Lolyenne
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Lolyenne

Thank you for your continued hardwork on this novel! I don’t know if there’ll ever be officially published English translations for mdzs, but I wouldn’t mind if yours would be pusblished – I’m sure translating is hard, and I think ppl can tell from your work that you put a lot of effort into it. So really I can’t thank you enough!!

Okorenik
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okorenik

oooh this is soo goood …

7xryex7
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7xryex7

Thank you so much to our translator for the double chapters…..This chapter though..T_T…..Just hoping after the big revelation, WWX and JC relationship will be back like before…They are good as brother….

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