Shui Ruo’s Heart
Translator/Editor: Mr Voltaire
The moon and stars shone brightly.
Long Tian Yun was sitting in the middle of a large hall, his head lowered in thought. He was completely silent, like a peaceful statue, and had been like this for the past hour. The various leaders and officials of the Yan Huang Alliance all stood before him, completely silent as well. Long Tian Yun was much too calm, causing them all to feel fearful; not a single person dared to make a sound.
One of Long Tian Yun’s fingers tapped on the table in front of him. The sudden sound caused everyone’s hearts to jump. Long Tian Yun raised his head, his gaze calm like water. He muttered in a low voice, “Having the guts to kill me in public, having the power to defeat Xie Yu, and his voice sounds young enough to be less than thirty years old. In my memory, I can’t think of a single person.”
“Young master, that person Ling Tian has not been part of the virtual world for very long, so he must not know you… or our Yan Huang Alliance’s fame and reputation. He must have unknowingly done this…”
“Unknowingly?” Long Tian Yun laughed coldly, “Under heavy defence, I was killed twice, and 137 other people were killed- you call this unknowingly? If this was not in a game, but in the real world, I would be more dead than dead!!”
All of the people present were at a loss for words, their bodies covered in cold sweat and heads hung down in shame, unable to say even a word. Apart from the Sword Emperor and Flame Emperor who were always by Long Tian Yun’s side, there was also a group of experts, as well as the thousands of other Yan Huang Alliance players present. They were all there to protect Long Tian Yun, as well as keep the situation under control if anything happened. However, they had allowed Ling Tian to kill Long Tian Yun twice in such a short period of time… and even let him escape.
This had never, ever happened before. To them, to the entire Yan Huang Alliance, this was a complete and utter humiliation. By now, what had happened at the Plains District was being talked about everywhere. Ling Chen was being described more and more like a god, whereas the Yan Huang Alliance had become a stepping stone.
“Forget it,” Long Tian Yun stood up and flicked his wrist, “This wasn’t entirely your fault. Even I didn’t expect Ling Tian to be so strong, that he could completely dominate Xie Yu. There wasn’t anything strange about you all not being able to stop him.”
Flame Shadow walked forwards and said, “Please rest assured, young master, we’ll find Ling Tian’s real identity within 3 days. Moreover, our Yan Huang Alliance definitely will not endure this silently. I’ve already prepared to pass down a kill-on-sight command for the entire Yan Huang Alliance targeting Ling Tian. What is your view, young master?”
“Send out the command. Once you find Ling Tian, destroy him at all costs! Also, arrange some people to keep an eye on the Revival Centre. Once Ling Tian appears, immediately notify the guild! [TLN: Teleport Scrolls teleport you to the Revival Centre] Moreover, because our Yan Huang Alliance has not been officially established yet, we don’t have a guild channel for communication and management. As such, guild members can join or leave as they wish. After all, today’s events will cause many people to leave. The most important thing right now is to find that ‘Peter Pan’, and then establish the Yan Huang Alliance as soon as possible!”
“I understand,” Flame Shadow nodded, “The Dark Night has already accepted this request, and they will have results soon. There’s another matter regarding Ling Tian…”
“Speak!” Long Tian Yun coldly replied.
Flame Shadow took a step forwards, and earnestly said, “Young master already knows that Ling Tian seems to be quite close with the big miss of the Yun family, the princess of the Battle Alliance, as well as the Su family’s princess… moreover, it seems that Ling Tian has already decided to join the big miss of the Yun family’s guild, “Heart’s Dream”. The Frozen Hearted Man-eater, Mu Bing Yao, has already joined, as well as another person… a young girl, who seems very close to Ling Tian- perhaps his relative. That girl also wears a mask, just like Ling Tian, and no one has ever seen her true appearance before.”
“Have you found Ling Tian’s reason for helping Meng Xin?” Long Tian Yun asked. He was certain that before Mystic Moon was released, Yun Meng Xin and Ling Tian did not know each other, otherwise he would have known. However, Long Tian Yun did not know how they met, or why Ling Tian was willing to help her.
“This… we’ve indeed received some information about his reasons,” Flame Shadow thought for a short while, then hesitatingly said, “Alliance Master Xiao’s little sister is also part of that guild, and I earlier asked Alliance Master Xiao about this. He said that including his little sister, no one has ever seen Ling Tian’s face, and none of them know about his true background. As for him joining Heart’s Dream and wanting to help the big miss of the Yun family, it’s because… because…”
“Because what? Spit it out!” Long Tian Yun frowned.
“Because… Ling Tian fell in love with the big miss of the Yun family at first sight, and afterwards found out about the matter between young master and her. As such, he wanted to help her fulfil her bet with her father, in exchange for her marrying him afterwards… and she… agreed…”
“Bastard!!” Long Tian Yun yelled out, causing Flame Shadow to quickly lower his head and stop speaking. Long Tian Yun’s hands were tightly clenched, his face twisted, “Ling Tian, from today onwards, either you die, or I die!!”
Everyone present knew that this time, Long Tian Yun was truly furious towards Ling Tian… although he was already quite furious before. It could be said that before Ling Tian, the big miss of the Yun family was the first time Long Tian Yun had ever failed. With his Long family background, power, looks, ability… who wasn’t he good enough for? As such, he had extremely high taste… there was only one woman who he was satisfied with, and that was Yun Meng Xin.
Yun Meng Xin’s looks were indeed peerless; anyone who saw her would think that she was some sort of goddess that had come down to earth. Even when Yun Meng Xin was younger, after seeing her once, Long Tian Yun was unable to forget her, let alone the current her. However, Yun Meng Xin had actually rejected him harshly.
This was known by everyone in the upper echelons of the society in Beijing, causing Long Tian Yun to lose much face. However, he refused to give up. Because the Yun family would do anything to gain the favour of the Long family, ordinarily, Yun Meng Xin’s refusal would not have meant much… as such, the almost-impossible bet between Yun Meng Xin and her father came to be.
Long Tian Yun did not at all doubt what Flame Shadow had said. Ling Tian and Yun Meng Xin did not even know each other, so the only reason for him helping her would be this. Even he, Long Tian Yun, could not resist Yun Meng Xin’s looks, let alone other people! He believed that any man who saw Yun Meng Xin would forget everything, and be willing to do anything for her. Long Tian Yun ground his teeth as he suddenly realised why this Ling Tian, who he had never met before, was so determined to ruin him- it was all to gain Yun Meng Xin’s favour!
He was simply going too far!
If he, Long Tian Yun, saw the woman he wanted being taken by Ling Tian as well, that would be the greatest humiliation of his life!
Long Tian Yun’s eyes narrowed… You want to fight me for Meng Xin? I want to see how you’re going to help her rival the Yun family’s fame and fortune in just two years… or how you’ll even live to that day!
“Immediately send out a kill-on-sight command to the entire guild targeting Ling Tian. Additionally, keep an eye on Meng Xin’s actions, I want to meet her… remember, don’t let her find out, and don’t disturb her either!”
Xiao Qiu Feng’s lie was quite ingenious, because he understood Long Tian Yun quite well, and knew what he would lose his cool over. This way, he prevented Long Tian Yun from finding out the real reason why Ling Tian was helping Yun Meng Xin, keeping the Yun family siblings as well as Ling Tian and his sister, Xiao Qi and Su’Er from getting into much trouble.
As for Ling Tian, he had not even seen what Yun Meng Xin really looked like, and didn’t seem to be too interested anyways. Whenever Yun Meng Xin was with him, she would always be covering her face, whether it was out of habit or out of caution.
Ling Chen hugged Shui Ruo as they lay in the bathtub, enjoying the pleasant, relaxing feeling of the warm water. Shui Ruo lay on Ling Chen’s chest, without even a bit of energy in her body. Ling Chen’s hands would occasionally touch some sensitive spots on her body, causing her to let out small moans.
Shui Ruo’s voice was incredibly soft, just like her body. In contrast, Ling Chen’s body was much too strong, and even though he was controlling himself, doing his best to be gentle, Shui Ruo was still completely drained after their session, and almost fainted afterwards. She gently said, “Mum said that you should only do this sort of thing with your husband… does this mean I’m big brother’s wife now?”
Ling Chen smiled, “In my heart, Ruo Ruo has always been my wife.”
“I know… I can feel big brother’s heart beating right now.” Ruo Ruo closed her eyes, enjoying the feeling of her skin pressed against Ling Chen’s, “However, big sister Dia Wu is also big brother’s wife.”
Ling Chen: “……”
Shui Ruo felt the hands roaming around on her body suddenly freeze, and she giggled, “Big brother, now you have two wives, are you not happy?”
Ling Chen was dumbfounded, and at a loss for words, “Ruo Ruo, I…”
“Big brother, I know, you’re afraid of letting down either me or big sister Dia Wu,” Shui Ruo cut him off, slowly saying, “In reality, big brother’s really dumb. Did you forget that during those years when I had the Isrock Disease, big brother did not leave me at all, and put me first… at that time, I wanted to get better so badly, so that I can do so many things with big brother. As long as big brother is happy, I will be happy as well. Now that I’ve completely recovered, big brother is still with me. As long as big brother doesn’t leave me, and as long as big brother is happy, I will be the happiest person in the world. Big brother should be really happy, having found big sister Dia Wu whom he loves so much. I’m also very happy, and I definitely won’t get jealous or sad, or fight with big sister Dia Wu, because I know that even if big brother has big sister Dia Wu, he won’t leave me. If we can bring big sister Dia Wu back someday, I know I’ll definitely get along well with her, and thank her for being so good to big brother back then. I’ll listen to her and take care of big brother with her; the three of us living together… wouldn’t that be perfect?”
Ling Chen: “…….”
“I believe that big sister Dia Wu would be willing as well. If that really is big sister Dia Wu, she must have been waiting for such a long time… after all those years, she finally found her big brother Tian Ya; I’m sure she would feel the same way as me. After going through so many things, how could we be like other girls who care about such petty things at the cost of big brother’s unhappiness? Oh, and if big brother likes any other girls, you can bring them over as well. Because as long as big brother likes that girl, it means that that girl is truly good to big brother, so I’ll like her as well.”
Shui Ruo closed her eyes with a blissful smile on her face, looking even more pure and beautiful than a snow lotus from a celestial mountain. Ling Chen repeatedly blinked, unable to say anything.
Big brother, you suffered so much all those years, so you should have suitable compensation. You should be allowed to have happiness that other men can’t have. I will do my best to make big brother become the happiest man in the world. That way, I’ll become the happiest girl in the world…