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Chapter 683: The Mystery of Birth

Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

“If you hadn’t been imprisoned by the Qilin Lord, then why didn’t you contact me before? And does Uncle Gu know about this?” Seeing him look troubled, Ling Xiao spoke straightforwardly, without any hesitation.

This made Lin Ming, who had been planning to get this over with an excuse, freeze. Sometimes, having such a clever son wasn’t the best. He should’ve anticipated this.

“It wasn’t that I hid it from you purposefully,” Lin Ming said helplessly.

When Ling Xiao had been born, the Qilin Lord was on his last breath, but not dead yet. After finding out, the Qilin Lord was enraged, even wanting to imprison him in the Qilin clan forever.

There were two reasons the other didn’t kill him. One was because of the Qilin Lord’s injuries. Only his disciple knew that he had sustained severe internal injuries that were nigh impossible to recover from. He no longer had the ability to kill Lin Ming. Though Ling Ming felt that he had disappointed and wronged the Qilin Lord and failed to meet the other’s expectations, he refused to abandon his lover and son.

The other reason was because the Qilin Lord knew that he didn’t have much time left. As soon as he died, the Qilin Clan would descend into chaos, and those that had their eyes set on the Qilin Clan would begin to move in.

Using this incident, the Qilin Lord had Lin Ming protect the Qilin Clan for him through pretending to be him, and making sure that no one knew his true identity, including his lover and son.

Lin Ming was an empathic man of integrity. He had wronged the Qilin Lord with what he had done, and though he knew that the Qilin Lord was using this weakness of his to force him to comply with these demands, he still agreed, and this farce went on for a full ten thousand years.

However, what had happened with Ling Xiao was just out of his own selfishness. Lin Ming knew about the situation Ling Xiao was in. He knew the other was being ostracized, so he could only silently support him in secret. Lin Ming believed that his son would definitely be able to overcome all these challenges.

That was until ten thousand years ago, he heard that Ling Xiao had decided to leave the TongTian Continent for what he and Lin Shaoyi had agreed on. From then on, he disappeared, and didn’t come back for ten thousand years. Lin Ming regretted it a little, but it was too bad that his regret could do nothing by then.

After hearing all this, Ling Xiao was silent for a moment before suddenly asking, “Does Uncle Gu know about this?”

Lin Ming felt guilt rise in his heart, his gaze wavering.

Ling Xiao knew the answer from that. So the only one being kept in the dark was him. Absolutely wonderful, here he was, a puppet dancing on their strings.

“Xiao’er, don’t blame your Uncle Gu. It was me who forbid him from telling you. With your intellect, I believe you should’ve been able to guess,” Lin Ming hurriedly explained. Ling Xiao could blame him, but he didn’t want Ling Xiao to blame Lin Gu.

Lin Shaoyi was ambitious. Like the TongTian Emperor, he didn’t just want to rule the TongTian Continent, but all the worlds, becoming the sole Almighty and establishing his own Rules. He wanted a world of his own. He was even more ambitious than the TongTian Emperor.

Ten thousand years ago, not even Lin Ming realized this.

Back then, because his son had run away from home, Lin Ming hadn’t kept watch of Lin Shaoyi. By the time he realized Lin Shaoyi was plotting something, a thousand years had gone by and Lin Shaoyi had grown to a point where Lin Ming could no longer touch him. Not just because of his cultivation level, but also because of Black Spider.

Though Black Spider kept itself hidden back then, it grew rapidly.

However, by the time Lin Ming noticed, Black Spider had already formed. It wouldn’t be easy to wipe it out, so he could only gather intelligence on Black Spider from the shadows and leak some of it out, making sure it eventually reached Tian Gou’s ears.

“So you and Uncle Gu tricked me. What was in it for you two?” Ling Xiao asked calmly. It was true that he could figure out the gist of the situation, but who wouldn’t want to be told beforehand rather than after they had figured it out themselves? They might as well have just kept silent then!

Lin Ming sighed helplessly. “To achieve the legend of the Four Ancient Beasts, Lin Shaoyi planned to create the other three bloodlines for himself. I don’t know how he came up with this method, but by the time I realized, he was already halfway there. Back then, I couldn’t do anything about it, so I discussed things with your Uncle Gu and decided to raise you to be Lin Shaoyi’s rival, so you could destroy his plans!”

Ling Xiao sneered. He had already figured out what came of their discussion. No wonder Uncle Gu always told him that he had to get stronger to save his parents from the Qilin and Demon Phoenix Clans. In reality, it was just an excuse. He wanted to facilitate Ling Xiao’s growth. At best, it was an encouragement, at worst, it was all just lies!

Lin Ming was a little embarrassed, watching on. Back then that was all that they could come up with.

Ling Xiao then changed the topic. “Then what’s the deal with mother?”
Ever since he found out about the attitude his mother had towards him, he had been suspicious. Things were very likely not as he thought they were. There was probably something else he had been kept in the dark about. Ling Ming had heard about the situation with Ji XiuXin from Ling Gu. Ling Xiao’s suspicions were within his expectations.

“Also, how do I have all four bloodlines?”

Ling Xia was certain that no matter if it was his father or his mother, they both only had one bloodline. Then where did the True Dragon and Black Tortoise bloodlines come from? This was something he couldn’t figure out at all.

“I’m sorry about your mother. Your birth was actually a deal I made with her. Your mother was originally a very passionate and energetic woman. She longed for freedom, but the Demon Phoenix Clan was an obstacle to that freedom… The Holy Maiden of the Demon Phoenix Clan has to dedicate her entire life to the clan. They can never leave the Demon Phoenix Clan and never marry or have children. This was something your mother couldn’t accept. Then, by chance, she found out about my plan.”

Here, Lin Ming seemed reluctant to continue.

Ling Xiao raises an eyebrow. “What plan?”

Lin Ming hesitated for a moment before saying, sounding rather drained, “A prophet of the Black Tortoise Clan once foretold that after billions of years, the ancient war will repeat itself. The TongTian Continent will be bathed in blood and submerged in chaos, unless a certain unpredictable element existed.”

Ling Xiao’s eyes darkened.

Lin Ming sighed once more. Having a son that was too clever wasn’t a good thing indeed. He suddenly felt rather envious of You JunQi.

The first part of this prophet’s prophecy referred to the current TongTian Emperor and Lin ShaoYi. The two were very different from the previous TongTian Emperor and the person with four bloodlines, but both were ambitious and would surely come to blows over that all powerful position. In the end, they were still going down the same path.

However, the TongTian Continent would once again be face calamity. The current TongTian Continent was already cracked, fragile, if another ancient war occurred, then this world might not be able to take it, and TongTian Continent would fall.

As for the unpredictable element, that was Ling Xiao. The four bloodlines within Ling Xiao were purer than what Lin ShaoYi had, because he wasn’t actually carried by his mother.

Lin Ming heeded the prophet’s words, but Ling Xiao’s heritage was still a surprise. Originally, he had been planning for his son to be born with the Qilin and Demon Phoenix bloodlines, and he would think of something later for the True Dragon and Black Tortoise bloodlines. He never expected something so serendipitous. Even now, it still seemed like quite the miracle.

“What do you mean?” Ling Xiao frowned when the other stopped.

Lin Ming could only continue. “The True Dragon and Black Tortoise bloodlines you bare actually come from your Uncle Gu. I only found out later as well that your Uncle Gu is a descendent of both clans. It was just that it had thinned out a lot, and it was even thinner in you.”

“Uncle Gu is human.” Ling Xiao’s frown deepened, calmly replying.

“I know.” Lin Ming nodded. “Your Uncle Gu is indeed a human. His True Dragon and Black Tortoise bloodlines were never activated, so he remained a human. Plus, it’s harder for a human to unleash their demon beast bloodlines. With you, your original form is that of a demon beast, so it’s much easier.”

“So…” Ling Xiao paused for a moment, “I’m actually Uncle Gu’s son, too, right?”

Lin Ming couldn’t hold back his laughter at that, his smile holding a hint of delight. “That’s right. Your mother, Ji XiuXin might’ve given you your Demon Phoenix bloodline, but that’s just for her freedom. After you were born, she never came to see you or asked after you. Though this is rather thoughtless, I still want to tell you that the person that actually carried you to term was your Uncle Gu. You should call him papa.”

Here, Lin Ming eyed Ling Xiao expression cautiously.

Any normal person would have a hard time accepting reality upon finding out that their mother wasn’t their mother at all, but their father. However, he had clearly forgotten that Ling Xiao wasn’t a normal person.

Hearing his explanation, Ling Xiao calmly asked, “Then how come Ji XiuXin ended up imprisoned in the Demon Phoenix Clan?”

Lin Ming was surprised at his sudden change in address. ‘Mother’ suddenly became ‘Ji XiuXin.’ It took him a while to reply. “The Holy Maiden has to be pure in both body and soul. Your mother… ahem, XiuXin was found out to have lost her purity, and your existence was discovered by the Demon Phoenix Clan, so she was imprisoned by the clan and confined there. Though I wanted to save her, I couldn’t act back then, so she probably hates me by now.”

After hearing all this, Ling Xiao decided to accept his explanation, which could be summarized in three words: no other choice! He wasn’t an emotional person, but his calm far exceeded Lin Ming’s expectations. If a normal person heard such a fantastical story, they would at least have some sort of inner conflict, but he didn’t, instead managing to guess most of it.

Lin Ming really didn’t understand this son of his at all and started envying You JunQi again.

Just as Lin Ming was about to breathe a sigh of relief, Ling Xiao spoke up again, gazing straight at him. “Apart from this, are there any other secrets you want to spill?”

Lin Ming froze for a moment before saying almost subconsciously, “No.”

Ling Xiao started at him with a half smile for ten seconds before turning and leaving. “I’m going to go find my dear wife. You can leave now.”

His voice was casual, uncaring. Lin Ming suddenly felt like he was the son and Ling Xiao the father.

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February 7, 2019 2:33 pm

So here is what i understand… Lin Gu or Uncle Gu… Is the voluntary subject, and Ji XiuXin’s egg cell and Lin Ming’s sperm cell is given just to combine inside Lin Gu, for Ling Xiao to also have Lin Gu’s two bloodlines… And here was a part i wanted to confirm… When Lin Ming said something about cannot leave his “son” and “lover” BUT… Ji XiuXin giving the egg cell was just a DEAL… So that means there is no love between them at all… So the lover that Lin Ming meant was Lin Gu? And plus, Lin Gu… Read more »

February 7, 2019 2:35 pm

Poor Ling Xiao 😞

February 7, 2019 2:44 pm

“So…” Ling Xiao paused for a moment, “I’m actually Uncle Gu’s son, too, right?”

Lin Ming couldn’t hold back his laughter at that, his smile holding a hint of delight.

Wow… I’m seeing Lin Ming being happy about Ling Xiao knowing his real Mother… Ahahaha

And no wonder why Lin Gu is so caring for Ling Xiao… Ling Xiao was with his “mother” all along!!! Go ang give your mother a warm hug Boss!!!

... (@eyempowers)
February 7, 2019 2:56 pm


February 7, 2019 3:01 pm

Okay…. Okay… CAN WE CALLL CUT JUST A MOMENT? LIKE: PAUSE. ARE WE JUSRT GOING TO GLOSS OVER THE HOWS/WHYS OF LING GU’S SEXUALDUCTIVITY??? Like… Okay… He’s the birth father, GREAT, I FUCKIN LOVE MPREG- BUT HOW??? There has been no indication or explanation how a human male can give birth!?!? You can’t just “So, Ling Gu is your father” throw up deuces and bounce!!! Like, does this mean Momo can give birth??????? Or was it a transplant? Or Uncle Gu is just a special kind of male??? Forget about the Almighty, the Phoenix bloodline doner, and all that. This… Read more »

February 7, 2019 3:04 pm

It might not be much but I will like to straighten it up a little. I think each JSX and LM both only have to place their seedlings (remember that ling Xiao also plant one in YXM at tianxin sect which is yet to activate )in lin gu, who can carry the seedlings without anyone noticing their plans and ruining it. And from there the seedlings only surviving within LG bloodline as well,(imagine when scientists are trying to create a new species of human hybrids)who served as the carrier will be the one who contribute the most. To finalize it… Read more »

February 7, 2019 3:07 pm

I want Momo to have boss’s baby!!!

February 7, 2019 3:12 pm

Just a sec, my head is about to blow what will happen if the LX seedlings also activate in YXM 😦😧😨i can imagine Momo freaking out 😰😱 wildly at LX. Or as it even activated without them realising already since LX bloodline is already four. Momo will almost strangle him to death.

February 7, 2019 3:17 pm

Thank you. My head is still reeling from this revelation.

February 7, 2019 3:41 pm

Thanks for the update!

February 7, 2019 3:43 pm

No wonder its so easy for them to accept momo as boss mate back then… cause boss father is same as him..😂😂😂 so uncle gu is his mother after all..

February 7, 2019 3:44 pm


both our leads got shit fam lmfao at least they have each other?????? QAQ

i’m calling it now momo will also bully lin ming and he gotta chokE BACK THOSE WORDS

February 7, 2019 3:46 pm

I can’t remember on top of the bloodline we have the elemental essence stones too right? How many do they have now and has LX used any of them yet?

February 7, 2019 3:51 pm

Is it just me that feels Ling Xiao actually repress his feelings so much with the logical reasons such as “what can I do about it” or ” there’s no merit for showing his feelings” etc.. But I want one of his reasons be ” I have my own wife that really loves me, he can pampers me so I can accepts this” Somehow I want the mother not so unfeeling like that.. Just so can establish his ” papa” and “father” relationship… I want the mother that supportive I think the mother knows about their relationship because of names..… Read more »

February 7, 2019 4:22 pm

Great chapter, what a rollercoaster of a backstory!

February 7, 2019 4:37 pm

thanks 4 the chapter………

February 7, 2019 5:29 pm

Thanks for the chapter! Like everyone else, I really want to know how the mpreg thing worked here. But this might clear up one of the puzzling reactions of LX’s official mother had when she heard he called himself Ling Xiao, not Lin Xiao. Despite giving up her physical purity to donate the egg that produced LX, perhaps she saw his choice of surname as a repudiation of her sacrifice. This on top of her being imprisoned without rescue from LM for not remaining pure, possibly made her feel abandoned. She may have completely given up gaining any benefit from… Read more »

February 7, 2019 5:30 pm

Just like they said, how come LX have uncle Gu bloodlines !!??

February 7, 2019 5:36 pm

I am so confused. Did this just go mpreg on me? Didn’t he hatch from an egg? The logistics??? If the mom is the dad and the uncle is the mom, where does Lin Ming fall into the equation? What is GOING ON

February 7, 2019 5:55 pm

Great chapter, thank you for the update 😊 So mom and dad of LX were both male, then Momo can be too! I wonder what will be the offspring of an almighty and a seventh grade mage 😁

February 7, 2019 6:43 pm

i cant wait for momo to know his husband secret birth!! if momo know that uncle Gu is the one who birth LX, he will get freak out!! what will he do? would he think that “man can get pregnant??!!!”
cant wait… cant wait…

February 7, 2019 6:48 pm

It sounds similar to surrogacy of the gay couple, Lin Ming & Tian Gu wanted to have a baby by making a deal with the Holy Maiden Ji XiuXin. Ling Xiao got the True Dragon & Black Tortoise bloodlines from Tian Gu who somehow carried fertilized ovum him to term. It’s MPREG theme so all gay couples here can have a baby with some extra method. I think Ji XiuXin truly loved Lin Ming but he’s gay, so after knowing he wanted to have 2 bloodlines baby she just took the chance to be with him though she had to… Read more »

February 7, 2019 6:53 pm

With the story and all the comments made me more and more confused. Lol 😵

February 7, 2019 7:21 pm

Thank you

February 7, 2019 8:02 pm

Lin gu + lin ming’s sperm and XiuXin’s egg.. so ling xiao have 2 father & mother..🤔
I hope momo don’ t get trouble after ling xiao dissappear for a while.. who know what LSY planning after ling xiao dissappear..

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