Chapter 427 : Jiang Zhan’s Story (End)

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I heard that I was born on a heavily snowing day.

Due to the sheer coldness of the weather, my mother didn’t survive that winter.

And because I was born prematurely, without my mother’s milk to nourish me, I was sickly.

The first time I saw her was when I followed my father to Medicine Granny’s place. The Medicine Granny that had always been called a godly physician by the people of jianghu.

She was squatting in Medicine Granny’s yard. I saw her the moment I entered. She was fair and tender. Though she wore clothes of coarse linen, it couldn’t hide her vivaciousness.

Father and Medicine Granny entered the house to discuss while I stood in the yard.

She’d been squatting ever since I entered. I was curious as to what she was looking at, so I slowly made my way over.

“What’re you looking at?” At the time I was 8 years old. I was pretty tall for my age, so I blocked out the light by standing in front of her.

She lifted her head and puffed out her cheeks, huffily shoving me away. “What’re you doing?! You’re stepping on my bug!”

‘Bug?’

I lowered my head. How was that a bug?! It was clearly a scorpion that was preparing to sting me!

“Ah!” I shouted and jerked back, my back drenched in cold sweat.

Having heard the commotion from inside the house, Medicine Granny came rushing out and pulled her by the ear. “Damn girl! This is a guest! Have you been scaring people again? Put that little fellow of yours away right now! Don’t be scaring this little brother.”

She had an aggrieved expression as she spoke, “I wasn’t bullying him.”

Although Medicine Granny appeared angry, she didn’t use that much force. My father later came out and smoothed things over by saying that kids were just kids.

After they entered the house, the little girl immediately got to her feet. She lifted her head and walked past me, stomping on my feet on the way.

I was still frozen from the previous shock, so this caused me to nearly yelp in pain. At the time, I was wondering why this girl was so detestable.

But I didn’t realise that her meanness wouldn’t stop there.

My father let me stay at Medicine Granny’s to nurse my body. And that was the start of my nightmare.

Finding snakes in my sheets when I was about to go to bed, getting stung by scorpions when I was wearing my shoes, finding insects in my meals when I was eating…

Stuff like these happened too often to count.

I found out later on that none of these critters were poisonous—I would’ve been fine even if I had been bitten.

Perhaps having noticed that I’d discovered this, she didn’t use these methods anymore, instead finding other ways to prank me.

One day, another boy around my age was sent to Medicine Granny.

Ever since he came, I found that her focus was no longer on me. She had instead switched to tormenting that other boy.

Back then, I didn’t understand how she could be so nasty.

It was only after a long, long time that I remembered how she suddenly became nice to me when I was about to leave, as if she couldn’t wait for me to go.

She probably thought I was planning on fighting her for Medicine Granny’s love.

She was just 5 back then, the time when kids are most reliant on adults, so it’s normal if she had thought that way.

We didn’t see each other again for 7 years.

While I was away from her, I’d occasionally remember how she pranked me. I always thought that I detested her. She’d bullied me, after all.

When I heard that Medicine Granny had passed away, that was around the time where I led the Demon Sect to escape from our old location.

As the Young Master of the Demon Sect, I had to shoulder the burden of supporting it. I couldn’t just leave then, so I don’t know what she had experienced during that period.

When we finally met again, it was at Jadewater Village.

Oh, that’s not entirely true. I saw her a few times before then, but it seemed like she didn’t recognise me, as if I had been just another stranger to her.

I didn’t know why, but I lost my temper and we fought. Afterwards, I realised that I must’ve been upset because she didn’t remember me.

When I noticed that she wanted to kill me, I was very angry, so I became more unpleasant towards her.

I’d heard some of the rumours about her, but I never believed them. She wasn’t that kind of person.

No one else could tolerate her, so I gave her a safe harbour to return to. That was the only thing I could do for her.

On the trip to Mt. Di, it was completely out of my expectations that she would follow along.

In the end, I was even rescued by her.

My father once said that those things would bring the Demon Sect misfortune. He’d been planning to destroy them back then, but the Demon Sect came under attack before he could do so.

I hadn’t been planning to survive the moment I entered Mt. Di. I didn’t know whether the feeling I felt when I saw the sun again was ecstasy or something else.

I only knew that I liked her.

But it seemed that she didn’t like me.

No matter what I did, she always looked very apathetic.

I thought that it must’ve been because I was too weak, so I chose to go into seclusion to break through the Nether Mantra’s ninth level.

If I succeeded, there’d be no one in all of jianghu who could defeat me.

If I failed…

Then I didn’t have any qualification to stand by her side.

She was so strong, so dazzling.

Before I went into seclusion, I told her that I’d marry her if I came out.

I didn’t even dare to look at her expression back then.

The things I gave her were her old toys which I’d snuck away from Medicine Granny’s place.

But I think she probably doesn’t remember them, because she looked confused when she saw them again.

It’d be lying to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Those memories clearly belonged to the two of us, yet I was the only one who remembered.

To make myself feel better, I comforted myself, thinking that she was too young back then, so it was normal for her to forget.

Breaking through the Nether Mantra wasn’t smooth sailing—I nearly failed several times. But every time, I remembered what I said to her, so I gritted my teeth and persevered.

In the end, I succeeded.

I saw her waiting outside when I left the chamber. But before I could feel happy, she wanted to take my blood.

I knew in my heart that she didn’t like me, but I still couldn’t help but lose my temper.

She wasn’t waiting outside because she was worried about me, but because she wanted my blood.

I guessed it had something to do with her sword, but I didn’t give it to her. I didn’t know whether she’d leave once I did. So I didn’t dare to give her any.

Even if she didn’t like me, I still wanted her to be around.

When I learned that she had someone she liked, I felt complicated.

I had been missing for the greater part of her life. In the end, I wasn’t able to become her most important person.

When she left the Demon Sect, I went to look for her with great fanfare. But I knew…that even if I found her, she still wouldn’t like me.

I don’t know why I was so certain either. An instinct perhaps.

Although the Nether Mantra is strong, it shortens the lifespans of those who practise it. Though I wasn’t really afraid of death, since I couldn’t have the person I liked. I just feared that she’d suffer by herself.

So I asked Ting Feng to invite her back. I’ve always known where she’s been.

I’m very happy that I could see her again before I die.

My only regret is that I was never a part of the most bloody periods of her life, that I didn’t give her someone to rely on when she needed it most, that I never held any weight in her heart.

Wu Zheng, I like you.

—Jiang Zhan.

Wenhui

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  1. Oofmerloof · Oct 2, 2019

    Aww.. this novel is mostly comedic, but Jiang Zhan's unrequited love really hit me in the feels. I wish he was Feng Ci ;(
    What happened to Bai Luo? I paid a little more attention to her because I'm interested in female leads that side with Shi Sheng. Did she just never recover her memories? I assume she spent the rest of the life in the Demon Sect since the Demon Sect struck it rich. I thought she'd end up with Ting Feng too. I hope she had her happy ending because although Bai Luo was naive and a little foolish, she wasn't a bad person and was capable of loving someone wholeheartedly.

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  2. jnel · Aug 7, 2019

    I think I was supposed to feel moved or something by him, but..... He was such a nuisance I just wanted him to go away

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    • Wishing Well · Sep 11, 2019

      Hoping for him to have a great life in the next and have his happy ending!

      Even if he ain’t Feng Ci and an annoying person, he’s to pitiful! WUWUWUWU!

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  3. TomboyGirlPlayer · Aug 7, 2019

    I hope when you reincarnate, the real Wu Zheng will be able to be with you and accept you. I feel so bad.

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  4. Sheng ge's no.1 sword · Aug 7, 2019

    I've read so many Tragedy genred novels that the pain becomes pleasure, send help.

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  5. Mioko · Aug 7, 2019

    Hope he finds the real Wu Zheng in his next life TT.TT
    We really loved you Jiang Zhan! 😢😢😘😘😘

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  6. Shiro nekko · Aug 7, 2019

    ....Such a pity.

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  7. Lin · Aug 7, 2019


    This QTnovel has everything..from unrequited love,BL,possesive,tsundere...gosh this arc is so sad

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Aug 7, 2019

      It was a nightmare thinking up all the tags to put on NU lol

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  8. Shameless Gifty · Aug 7, 2019

    What must Shi Sheng feeling right now? Ai.

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  9. Vannie · Aug 7, 2019

    I wonder if it was the original WZ would JZ had a chance?

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  10. Rii · Aug 6, 2019

    ugh.... its one of those few times i feel so sad a bout a character i feel like i cant read any more novels again.. waaaa poor JZ..

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    • Rii · Aug 6, 2019

      it just goes without saying that i really like this novel that im always getting carried away by emotions for the characters.. thanks u for the translations~ ❤

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  11. N351 · Aug 6, 2019

    How can this tsundere dork not a Feng Ci

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  12. Anonymous · Aug 6, 2019

    Finally a decent character in true love. Poor JZ!!!

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  13. Anonymous · Aug 6, 2019

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  14. Acre · Aug 6, 2019

    I enjoyed, first comment I've ever made, and my other novels haven't updated yet, but you have, so that's cool, and run-on sentences are fun, so, I'm gonna keep going until I run out of stuff to type in this tiny box, which also happens to be a scrolling box as I've now found out, I wonder(worry) as to how long I'll have to keep typing to reach the end, but I shall persevere through this, and never shall I attempt this again, but anyways my day so far has consisted of me sleeping the entire time, lots of fun that, and eating random food such as pizza, some chicken kebabs which are a couple days old, a chunk of dried venison, picked off the corpse of a deer, because it's venison which is deer, I included this because I don't know if other countries call deer venison or what, like, I wonder what they call it in India, or if they even have deer in India, deer are also prevalent in Europe I think because they speak about the king's deer in the tales of Robin Hood, so I wouldn't be surprised if they also live in parts of India. Alright I'm done for now, have a good day fellow blobs

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  15. Shelwyn · Aug 6, 2019

    I can't find it in myself to care about her anymore lol.

    They're always treated as jokes in the story so meh.

    I'm sure the system will ask her about him next chapter and shell blow it off lmao.

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    • Anonymous · Aug 8, 2019

      She only likes feng ci and she knew he wasn't Feng ci. If I deeply loved someone and someone else liked me, I could never be with them knowing that. You can't replace your lover. You can't force someone to be with someone else just because they have feelings for them. Also, I don't think he really liked her. He liked wu Zheng. He was stuck on wu zheng, and shi sheng was kind of close to child with zheng , so he he continued to like wu zheng.

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  16. Meirene · Aug 6, 2019

    Damit, it hurts...
    When we finally see other people's perspective it grounds us to this world and we remember that this is all there is for them.

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  17. Cloverlin · Aug 6, 2019

    this chapter make me cry. Our pure Jiang.. why he can't be Feng Ci in this arc...but oh well, I do hope he will be reincarnated and find his soulmate..

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    • Cloverlin · Aug 6, 2019

      p.s. thank you for the chapter.. next arc please

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  18. Gu-nya · Aug 6, 2019

    Thank you for the chapter~ keep working hard auntie ❤️❤️Also...just stab me with a spoon why don’t u?? 😭😭

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  19. F_J · Aug 6, 2019

    OMG THIS PURE BOYYY!! I'm shook. He's so innocent... the heck...I didn't really care for him much, but this... THIS!! He's added to the list of one of the top fanboys for Shi Sheng, although he feel for Wu Zheng and not Shi Sheng, still. sniff
    Many thanks

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  20. Anne · Aug 6, 2019

    The question that bugging me is... was he Feng Ci and both of them didn't realize or was he just another character?

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    • Wenhui · Translator · Aug 7, 2019

      He was just another character since Feng Ci would be signalled with a hidden quest and not a side quest.

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  21. Tsukiyo · Aug 6, 2019

    What a torment to readers

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  22. Anonymous · Aug 6, 2019

    What a torment to the reader....

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  23. Ann · Aug 6, 2019

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  24. Sheng Ge's Forever Follower · Aug 6, 2019

    Shi Sheng should have told Jiang Zhan than Wu Zheng already dead.

    At least he won't be so sad thinking he don't even have place in Wu Zheng heart.

    Jiang Zhan is too pure

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  25. GonZ · Aug 6, 2019

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( QAQ)

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  26. Pan · Aug 6, 2019

    Ah the sadness of unrequited love... The pain.... I knew that too well

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  27. Anonymous · Aug 6, 2019

    ah...who put onions here

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  28. ThunderingSnow · Aug 6, 2019

    WUWU Thanks for the chapter!

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