Chapter 44: Palace of Greed
“We, the feathered tribe, will only love one person for our entire lifetime… my child, you will understand this when you grow up…”
At the edge of the cliff, black feathers scattered in the sky as they fell like the snow into the human world… the man’s stern face finally changed as he stood at the edge of the cliff. He gazed aimlessly at the empty nothingness down the mountain’s valley. He wasn’t sure why, but he suddenly recalled that a long time ago, someone had said that to him…
Moments later, that human fell off the cliff… but now, the man wasn’t sure if he should look out for that human’s life.
How did it become like this?
The feathered tribe was born with a large pair of wings; their feathers and even their hair was dyed in the purest black color. The ancient and secretive feathered tribe had once suffered an attack that led them close to extinction long ago. After which, they vanished without a trace from history.
After that disaster, the surviving feathered tribe members were far and few between; Liang Yue was one of them. As for those dusty memories, Liang Yue did not want to remember them anymore. A thousand years of silence flashed in a blink of the eye until recently… Liang Yue started to become more agitated.
Liang Yue lived in a place where there was a wide graveyard. Sleeping underneath the ground was his fellow tribe members. He casted his eyes across the area; the world seemed to be dead and withered from the blazing fire… he spread his wings as he flew across the countless graves, passing through the standing tombstones and the giant crucifix. Liang Yue had been protecting his tribe members’ souls just like a guardian.
Something’s not right… Liang Yue tried to suppressed his restless agitation as a rarely seen fog blanketed the graveyard. He carefully flew forward to the center of the graveyard where a crucifix formed the highest point over the piece of land. He would usually stand at the top as he watched over the entire area. However today, the further he flew, the abnormal eerie feeling became more obvious. The fog slowly dispersed as he finally had a clear view; a living person was nailed onto the center of the crucifix…
Liang Yue was flabbergasted as he looked at this human who have entered his area in charge – this is just too weird… Why is he trapped here? Who trapped him here? And… who was he?
The human hung nakedly on the crucifix with his head drooped, his face could not be seen clearly. Liang Yue reached his hand out to lift the man’s chin. At that moment, the human made a soft moan as he slowly awakened…
His head throbbed in pain as Gu Ting Yu woke up amidst the hazy surrounding. Among that haziness, there was a person with wings before him. Gu Ting Yu looked at him puzzledly, just like how that person was observing him.
Then, Gu Ting Yu who was still obviously not conscious enough asked softly, “Why is there… an angel?”
Then his head dropped downwards again as he slipped into unconsciousness.
Gu Ting Yu felt like he was having a dream. In that dream, he saw himself struggling with another man.
“Remember, never, ever, say that you have slept with anyone else!” That man with emerald eyes pulled Gu Ting Yu’s collar as he continued his words in a clear manner, “That is, if you want to save them.”
“What about Qing Que, what happened?!” Gu Ting Yu could hear his own anxious voice as he found Qing Que now collapsed onto the ground, his face was terribly pale.
“He will remain in hibernation until you destroy the Evil Source’s seal.”
“Who are you?” Gu Ting Yu did not know why but he just could not bring himself to trust the man before him.
“I’m Huan Sheng. There’s no time to explain, you just need to remember, at the next palace, you must never resist that person. If he assaults you, you’ll just have to spread your legs, that is what you do best anyway.”
Gu Ting Yu gasped, “…What did you say?”
Huan Sheng had a grim expression as he was still conflicting over the earlier scene where Qing Que and Gu Ting Yu were passionately engaged together. So he frustratedly tore apart Gu Ting Yu’s clothes and shouted, “Didn’t you want to save them? Then do what you’re supposed to do!”
A flash of green light sliced through the air. Gu Ting Yu felt a sharp pain then quickly lost consciousness.
“Hnnn…” The dream started to sway as Gu Ting Yu vaguely sensed someone rubbing his nipples… that numbing, painful sensation made the small point flesh erected.
It’s too painful… Gu Ting Yu groaned lowly.
That person continued to use his fingertips to torture the right nipple. Under the slightly chilling air, Gu Ting Yu’s nipple was stimulated till it was hard and swollen, then, a piece of black steel needle pierced through the nipples from the side!