117 — Ant Ling; Have Some Tea, Brother Bai!
Gu Changge stood by the window with his hands behind his back and a faint smile on his face, inside a quiet and elegant courtyard.
[Ding! You successfully severed the Favored Son of Heaven’s relationship.]
[Calculating Rewards! You received a perfect score on the mission’s completion and earned 1000 points of Fortune Value, 5000 Destiny Points, and a 40% bonus.]
[Ding! Final rewards after calculations: 1400 Fortune Value | 7000 Destiny Points.]
The System Prompts sounded inside Gu Changge’s mind, announcing to him that everything went according to his plan.
The relationship between Bai Lie, the Young Master of the White Tiger Family, and Ye Ling disappeared into thin smoke like it never meant much.
‘What’s the use of such flimsy brotherhood that snaps over a little temptation from a beauty’
Gu Changge thought with an expression of interest on his face.
‘Brothers are like limbs while women are like clothes.’
That sentence might sound great, but when the time to prove it arrived, not many could go through with it.
After all, who would let their brother wear their clothes
He merely took advantage of their weakness.
Ye Ling was a lustful man who loved beauties, while Bai Lie was a suspicious fool.
Yin Mei merely needed to say a few words to drive a wedge between the two of them.
In fact, she didn’t even do anything — Gu Changge merely used her as a medium to magnify the rift between Ye Ling and Bai Lie by an infinite margin.
The System’s Prompt made it clear that everything went even better than expected and Yin Mei didn’t disappoint him.
Now, it was Gu Changge’s turn to make his move.
It was time he thoroughly squeezed out the lost droplets of essence from Bai Lie’s existence.
“I will be going out for a while, so be a good wife and wait for your husband’s return.”
Gu Changge said to Yue Mingkong, who was sitting under the moonlight that illuminated her snow-white dress.
Before Yue Mingkong could reply, he jumped from his spot and stepped on the courtyard’s wall.
Immediately after that, he disappeared.
‘What is Gu Changge up to now’
Yue Mingkong walked out of the courtyard with wrinkled brows and a doubtful expression.
She followed Gu Changge everywhere after he left the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace to peer into his secrets and hidden means, but after he brought her here, he said nothing about his intentions and let her do whatever.
Yet now, he decided to disappear out of nowhere like this, and his sudden action annoyed Yue Mingkong as she knew she wouldn’t be able to catch up to him.
After all, there was no way she would be able to find Gu Changge with her current abilities if he intentionally hid from her.
With Gu Changge’s might, he could easily prevent her from stalking him.
‘Is he going to deal with Ye Ling now Is that why he didn’t let me follow him This bastard wants to eat everything all by himself, and won’t even leave some soup for me.’
Yue Mingkong ground her teeth in rage as she thought about this.
She was worried that Gu Changge would be at a disadvantage when going against Ye Ling, so she used the pretense of discussion and informed him of everything she knew about Ye Ling.
At the same time, she thought that Gu Changge would be kind enough to leave some benefits for her, yet…
That bastard, Gu Changge, ran away all by himself and left her to wait for him back in the courtyard.
His actions deepened Yue Mingkong’s hatred for him as she realized that her ‘beloved’ husband had no plans to leave anything for her — he was as selfish and cunning as ever.
Still, she felt curious about how Gu Changge would deal with Ye Ling Just how was he going to pin the taboo inheritance on Ye Ling’s head
Right now, Ye Ling was out in the light while Gu Changge was hidden in the dark.
Ye Ling probably never even thought that Gu Changge was targeting him.
But soon, Yue Mingkong felt that there was something wrong about her deductions and thought, ‘Ye Ling is the successor of the Ancient Heavenly Emperor of Reincarnation with a lot of live-saving cards up his sleeves, so the only way Gu Changge can kill him is by exposing his true might and means…it’s very likely for Ye Ling to escape with his life…’
‘I don’t think Gu Changge will risk attacking Ye Ling at this time, so he must be targeting Bai Lie.’
‘After all, Ye Ling still has some use for Gu Changge as he can help him shoulder the title of a heretic for some time.
Gu Changge will use that time to strengthen himself using his Forbidden Arts, and no one will suspect him for that…’
‘Ye Ling, on the other hand, will turn into a rat hated by everyone in the Upper Realm as he shoulders the blame for him.’
Yue Mingkong soon figured out Gu Changge’s plan.
It wasn’t once or twice that Gu Changge used a similar method in their previous life to strengthen himself.
Now that Ye Ling delivered himself to his door, there was no way Gu Changge would waste the opportunity to improve his Cultivation Base.
In other words, there was a high chance that Gu Changge wouldn’t kill Ye Ling just yet.
‘Making the world dance in the palm of your hands…the more I know you, the more terrified I feel.’
Yue Mingkong frowned as she couldn’t think of any method to break out of Gu Changge’s chessboard, and decided to play dumb for a while.
After leaving the banquet pavilion, Ye Ling returned to the mansion where he usually lived and cultivated.
On the way back, he hummed a faint tune in a good mood and chatted with the old turtle inside the pendant.
“Turtle Bro, don’t you think my Big Bro Bai Lie is too narrow-minded I only exchanged a few words with Yin Mei, yet he showed me such a gloomy face like I committed some great evil…”
Ye Ling said with a look of indifference.
The old turtle inside the pendant rolled his eyes and replied, “You brat, your lecherous temperament is on par with that of the Heavenly Venerate’s from back then.
That Bai Lie’s your big bro, so can’t you give him some face”
“Your carefree attitude is a problem! I am telling you that you will suffer a massive loss because of a woman if you don’t restrain yourself!”
“Have you forgotten how you almost died in a woman’s hands last time”
Ye Ling’s complexion fell and an unsightly expression appeared on his face as he listened to the turtle rub salt on his wound.
Not only was he humiliated thoroughly back then, but he was also forced to waste a precious live-saving treasure.
Although he still had a bunch of live-saving treasures, one used was still one less, and that gave him a headache.
“Turtle Bro, don’t mention that matter again! I want Yue Mingkong to pay me back for what she did that day as soon as possible.”
“Alas! She’s a woman with innumerable means, yet I don’t have the fortune to use her.”
“What’s so good about that Gu Changge Isn’t he just from a good family I don’t understand why so many people fear him.”
Ye Ling curled his lips in disdain.
He walked every step without relying on his background, and every achievement of his came from the inheritance of the Ancient Heavenly Emperor of Reincarnation, so he looked down on Gu Changge, who already stood at the peak of the world from the moment of his birth.
What bullcrap Reincarnation of an Ancient Emperor, Reincarnation of a True Immortal, and whatnot They would all fall like flies once they found themselves in a life-threatening situation; he held various cards up his sleeve that could help him kill them all in one fell swoop.
Ye Ling held complete confidence in himself!