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Chapter 647: Mother

Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Ling Xiao soon got wind of this.

XiaoJi had Ji Feng helping him now, so he didn’t need to do everything personally, nor did he have to hide and sneak about. Ji Feng was his greatest helper. His clansmen wouldn’t be suspicious even if Ji Feng was sent out.

After he finished reading, Ling Xiao handed the jade drive over to the anxious You XiaoMo, who was barely holding himself back from snatching the Jade Drive.

You XiaoMo glanced at the silent Ling Xiao beside him after looking over the contents of the jade drive. From XiaoJi’s description, Ling Xiao’s mother’s attitude seemed rather off, different from what he expected.

XiaoJi had brought up Ling Xiao in their conversation, but she didn’t have any reaction, not even asking after Ling Xiao at all. Was she happy but pretending to be calm and composed, or…

You XiaoMo didn’t understand. Ling Xiao had told him in the past that his father and mother were together despite their clans’ objections out of love for one another. If they could do that, then they should be deeply in love with one another, and a child of their own flesh and blood wouldn’t go unloved either. However, now it didn’t seem that way.

“Perhaps someone already told her about how you’re doing?” You XiaoMo stared at Ling Xiao, terrified that he would be upset. He knew what it felt like to have parents that didn’t care. It wasn’t good at all.

Ling Xiao’s expression was blank. Hearing his words, the hint of a smile appeared on Ling Xiao’s face, “Perhaps.”

Seeing him smile just made You XiaoMo even more worried.

Though his parents didn’t care much for him either, he at least had them at his side from when he was young and would occasionally get a few words of parental love. However, Ling Xiao had been apart from his parents for many years. He had once said that he wanted to save them. It was clear that he missed them dearly.

To know now that his mother didn’t seem to like him much, if it was him, he definitely wouldn’t be feeling very happy.

Just as he was thinking about that, Ling Xiao stood and went outside.

You XiaoMo hurried after him, “Where are you going?”

“To find Uncle Gu,” Ling Xiao replied without looking back at him.

You XiaoMo’s heart thumped. As expected, he couldn’t just let this go and had to question Uncle Gu. It was Uncle Gu that had told him of his parents in the first place.

Lin Gu hadn’t been a at Weeping Ghost Shores recently. As the bossman, he often played hooky, but only TianDao knew that each time he left, he was out to gather intel on the Qilin clan. However, he had come back these few days, and was currently at Weeping Ghost Shores.

Lin Gu had gotten wind of their visit beforehand, so he had them come and find him in the tea room. Speaking of the tea room, rumor had it that Lin Gu was also a tea lover. When You XiaoMo heard of this, he suspected that Ling Xiao had gotten his love of tea from Lin Gu.

Lin Gu’s tea room was decorated with elegant simplicity, not gaudy or flashy, but the furniture and equipment were made of high-quality wood. They could smell the fragrance of the tea as soon as they stepped inside, and a lighter aroma of trees.

“You’ve arrived at just the right time. These are the top-quality tea leaves I just brought back.” Lin Gu stood beside the tea table preparing the tea leaves and greeted them, motioning for them to make themselves comfortable upon seeing them.

Ling Xiao didn’t speak, like usual.

You XiaoMo, worried about Ling Xiao, also stayed silent unlike usual, and thus drawing Lin Gu’s attention.

“How come you’re so quiet today? Did you guys get into a fight?” Seeing You XiaoMo carefully sneak glances at Ling Xiao, Lin Gu couldn’t help but smile.

These two had been together for all these years, and their relationship had never been strained before. For them, fighting was something new to their dynamic, because one of them had a rather hard personality, while the other was much more softer, so they were often able to complement one another.

Just as he finished speaking, You XiaoMo looked over at him with sympathy in his gaze.

Lin Gu paused, trying to process this and figure out what was going on.

That was when Ling Xiao took a seat in front of him and got straight to the point. “Uncle Gu, I came over because I have something I want to ask you. Please answer me honestly.”

Seeing this uncharacteristic solemnity, Lin Gu stopped with the teasing and raised an eyebrow. “What is it?”

“Back then… Back then, what really happened between them? You didn’t tell me the truth before, did you?” Ling Xiao didn’t beat around the bush at all, his expression calm and words so blunt that Lin Gu froze in shock.

Lin Gu’s hands stopped, and he placed the teapot on the table, looking up at Ling Xiao. Though the word didn’t name anyone specific, he knew what Ling Xiao was talking about. He hesitated for a moment and asked, “Did someone say something to make you think that?”

“I have people in the Demon Phoenix Clan, and they’ve engaged her, telling her of me, but her reactions didn’t match up with what you told me. She doesn’t seem to like her son much. Uncle Gu, you know why that is, don’t you?” Ling Xiao’s gaze was sharp, gaze baring into Lin Gu.

You XiaoMo sat to the side with his head cocked, looking at him with confusion.

Seeing his certainty. Lin Gu realized that he wouldn’t be able to trick the other and could only say, “Some things happened between your parents back then, but I can’t tell you now. You can ask your father when he comes.”

“Isn’t it the same if you tell me?”

Lin Gu shook his head. “Xiao’er, I have my reasons, but I can say this. Your mother… she does have something against your father, but she wants to be free. Once you’re stronger, I still hope you can free her from the Demon Phoenix Clan.”

Ling Xiao stared at him for a moment. “I understand.”

Ling Xiao understood what Lin Gu was like. If he wasn’t willing to say something, then no matter how much you bugged him, you would get anything out of him.

Lin Gu didn’t seem relieved by this. He was no longer in the mood for tea.

Ling Xiao calmly took the teapot and made a few cups of tea, giving one to You XiaoMo, who was looking at him with wide eyes. He only left with You XiaoMo after finishing their tea, not at all feeling as if he had ruined Lin Gu’s mood.

Once they got back to the palace, You XiaoMo couldn’t hold it in anymore and asked, “Are you really alright?”

Ling Xiao looked at him with a slight smile and continued walking inside as he replied, “Why wouldn’t I be?” He even seemed rather satisfied for some reason.

You XiaoMo felt like he didn’t have enough brain power to process this.

“What do you mean by that?” You XiaoMo ran over and grabbed his arm. His mood sure swung quick, making You XiaoMo feel like he had been hallucinating.

“What do you mean, what do I mean?” Ling Xiao turned, looking at him rather helplessly.

You XiaoMo felt that he was feigning ignorance and said, “I feel like your attitude is weird. Do you really want to know about your parents or not? How come it seems like you don’t care now?”

Ling Xiao shrugged, spreading his hands out to the side in a ‘what can I do’ gesture. “If Uncle Gu doesn’t want to say, then what’s the use in me worrying over it? Or do you expect me to throw a temper tantrum and cry until he’s willing to tell me?”

You XiaoMo’s mouth twitched. “That’s not what I meant…” He just thought Ling Xiao to be behaving a little strangely, but he wasn’t really sure how to explain it with words.

“Alright, we’ll leave this like that for now. Like Uncle Gu said, after I get my dad out, then I’ll be able to find out what happened. I’ve waited so many years already, what’s a little while more?” Ling Xiao cut him off, walking over and wrapping an arm around his shoulders so that they could head inside together.

“But…” You XiaoMo still found this a little odd.

Ling Xiao didn’t give him any chance to continue worrying. Was there a need for further consideration? Not to him there wasn’t. It was as it was.

Thus, he successfully distracted You XiaoMo from the topic.

This was the tragedy of having a low IQ!

In the Demon Phoenix Clan, XiaoJi went and talked some more with Ji SuXin after receiving word back from the Boss, however, he made no progress. Ji SuXin remained as she was before, not seeming to desire freedom at all.

However, using Ji Feng, XiaoJi figured out what kind of position Ji SuXin had in the Demon Phoenix Clan. After she got with Ling Xiao’s father, the Demon Phoenix Clan basically gave up on her. Only her father, Ji WuFeng, was still trying to persuade her, refusing to give up.

Ji WuFeng was an ambitious man. His goal was the position of valley leader, but it was impossible for him to reach it himself, so he treated Ji SuXin as his only hope. Back then, if Ji SuXin hadn’t gotten involved with Ling Xiao’s father, then she could definitely take the place of valley leader, but this dream shattered without mercy.

Thus, he hated Ling Xiao and his father. If he knew that XiaoJi was one of Ling Xiao’s, then he would certainly become XiaoJi’s biggest obstacle. Though Ji WuFeng had laid low for all these years, he had many loyal and powerful followers on his side.

In response to this, Ling Xiao’s reply was very simple; he told XiaoJi to become valley leader as soon as possible.

Once he became valley leader, then Ji SuXin’s freedom could be gained with just a single order from him. Plus, it wasn’t as if the Demon Phoenix Clan cared about her.

However, Ling Xiao still had XiaoJi ask if Ji SuXin wanted to be free or not.

You XiaoMo felt that this was almost like harassment, and he doubted Ling Xiao was really trying to win the affections of this mother of his. It was more like it was an obligatory duty to him.

Thus, the whole thing with Ling Xiao’s mother was resolved just like that. Then they set their sights on the Qilin Clan. It was still his mysterious father that was the key, in the end.

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January 2, 2019 12:26 pm

Thank you.

January 2, 2019 12:36 pm

Thank you for your hard work! 😊😊

January 2, 2019 12:44 pm

Awww this made me sad. LX let your wife comfort you and speak to him about how you really feel. You’re in a relationship after all. Hmmm well I hope this gets resolved soon so it won’t be bothering them.

January 2, 2019 12:45 pm

I’m kind of unsatisfied with how LX’s mother’s issue was resolved. I feel like there is more to it. All that mystery is getting thicker. I guess it will really be resolved after LX’s father is found.

January 2, 2019 12:56 pm

I had a feeling that there’s something really big going on between LX’s Mom and Dad, but I can’t even make any guess. Especially when Jin SuXin heard of ‘Ling’. I don’t know if LX already used that name before he left the TongTian when he was 100 years old, but there seems to be something about that last name ‘Ling’ that he is using.

Anyways, thank you for the update ExR!

January 2, 2019 2:08 pm

Was she maybe used by Ling Xiao’s dad??? Maybe Ling Xiao’s dad knew about the whole bloodline thing and he needed the last bloodline to produce a powerful heir so he approached her???

January 2, 2019 2:39 pm

Thanks for the chapter ❤

I wonder what Ling Xiao’s father is like and how they are going to meet him 😄

January 2, 2019 3:36 pm

Thanks for the update!

January 2, 2019 3:48 pm

Great chapter, I am so pumped to find out who Ling Xiao’s father is!

January 2, 2019 4:06 pm

Thank you so much for the chapter!

January 2, 2019 4:20 pm

My guess is that Uncle Gu has a much closer relationship to Ling Xiao and his father than what is known. Maybe he is ashamed or something and that is why he lied about how loving Ling Xiao’s parents are just so that Ling Xiao never questions it. I had to go back to previous chapters, but Ling Xiao was also suspicious of Uncle Gu when he asked about his dragon bloodline. He felt like he was hiding something. The mother was probably asking about the character in Ling Xiao’s surname maybe because it is related to Uncle Gu’s surname.… Read more »

January 2, 2019 6:00 pm

Don’t forget that they both even left “the leader position” of their clans for their love. If there’s anything can make her against him, the only thing I can think of is.. When it came to the point that he couldn’t protect her anymore, he didn’t want her to be torture with him, so he might tell her to lie that she got deceived by him or whatever.. which she refused, insisted to wait for him..

January 2, 2019 6:36 pm

As I thought. Boss wouldn’t even care about her. He’s not a soft guy after all. In fact, the only one could make boss off his usual self is Momo and others aren’t that important to him. Even the mother that he never interacted at all in his all ten thousand years. From the way the mother asked about boss name, it almost feel like boss isn’t her son at all…..

January 2, 2019 7:16 pm

Thank you

January 2, 2019 7:54 pm

Thank You!

January 2, 2019 11:28 pm

Happy New Year fr the Exr Team & tks fr the translation.

Hope the Chick bcome a powerfull leader of the Valley soon…
And all mistery are solves…

The chapter are going to end soon, its 700 chapter.. ? Correct me if im wrong…
will missed tis couple by then…. 🙁

January 3, 2019 12:00 am

Thank you for the update…<3 <3 <3

Hmmm….curiouser and curiouser…;) 😉 😉 this is getting more interesting…^_^

January 3, 2019 3:34 am

Thank you for the update! I feel bad for LX, I hope his father is kinder to him and explains the mysteries. May they meet soon~

January 3, 2019 6:44 am


January 3, 2019 7:31 am

Thanks for the chapter.

January 3, 2019 10:35 am

Thank you for the update!

March 31, 2019 3:18 pm

[After he finished reading, Ling Xiao handed the jade drive over to the anxious You XiaoMo, who was barely holding himself back from snatching the Jade Drive.]

Hehe.. I can understand the feeling… I would also be like MoMo… wanting to know as soon as possible..

July 31, 2020 5:27 am

After 647 chapters of advantures and unexpected events, with the secret goal to rescue LXs parents, the matter of finding and freeing his mother was dealt in just one chapter á la “by the way”… I feel a bit unsatisfied to be honest.
Also, there are not many chapters left but I feel that there is still so much plot to handle…
Well, I hope this story won’t rush too much heading towards the end and that we still get all the answers at last.

September 14, 2020 7:09 am

Grown and fed on the idea that you have to be stronger, your parents are depending on you, this is your life’s purpose! And having all of that flipped around would shake anyone. Ntm the classic “mommy and daddy never loved each other” which can just about ruin any child, never mind that it’s basically the source of LX’s life mission (he has to reunite the wronged lovers). The first time I heard their story it really seemed cliché to me. Romeo and Juliet. Groundbreaking. But the idea that his dad had an agenda?? That Ji SuXin wouldn’t regret her… Read more »

July 29, 2021 2:45 pm

Slight Spoiler(ish)

Just a quick reread of this chapter. Man the clues are all over the place. LG likes tea! hahahaha. And i’m impressed with some ppl who guessed somewhat close to the truth (not exactly the truth but close enuff, at least catching on to the weird vibe). It was a shocking twist for me when it was revealed. But i like the twist.

Best novel on ExR (as voted by fans)

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