Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 212 I Don’t Mind
“I am asking for your name!” The stranger in blue growled every word intently. His gaze became very sharp suddenly and people feared to look at him.
These words rang in Chu Yang’s ears like a roaring thunder! They were so shocked that they felt as if the entire universe was about to collapse at that very moment.
“What has my name got to do with anything?” Chu Yang tried to hide the uncomfortable feeling that was created by the utter shock he felt earlier on. A sudden and forceful feeling rose within him. He felt like asking the stranger,” Who and what are you? Why do I have to tell you just because you asked?”
The stranger answered calmly and gently and said, “Speak.” He realized the shock he had caused within Chu Yang and tried to lighten the mood.
“Do I have to tell you just because you asked?” Chu Yang smiled assertively. He felt agonized and it was a foreign feeling to him.
“If you do not speak, I have no choice but to kill them immediately.” The stranger in blue answered calmly. He pointed his finger in the direction of Gu Du Xing and the others and they all started to sprint towards his direction.
The first person that started sprinting towards the stranger clearly valued brotherhood more than the rest.
“Alright fine I will tell you!” Chu Yang finally conceded although he knew that the stranger had already targeted his weak spot.
“My name is Chu Yang!” Chu Yang said as he rolled his eyes with much annoyance, “Do you want to find a wife for me now?”
“What…” A faded smile appeared in the stranger’s eyes as he continued saying,” Chu Yang… Finding a wife for you should not be hard at all!”
One of his arms reached out abruptly as he felt a forceful tug emitting from his palm. It unexpected tugged Chu yang forward. Chu Yang immediately felt an immense rising pain emitting from within as he felt as if he was tied up by ten thousand ropes and was unable to move even if he tried his very best. Chu Yang had enough and he exploded saying, “What do you want from me?”
“What do I want from you?” The stranger in blue smiled sinisterly and suddenly grabbed Chu yang by his ankles. He turned Chu yang upside down and shook him vigorously multiple times. Everything that was on Chu yang’s body fell to the floor.
“Wow…This punk. You sure do have a lot of things on you.”
The stranger scrutinized the items on the floor and suddenly frowned. “Damn, why are there so many shady poisons?”
Being suspended upside down, Chu Yang’s body was like a pendulum, swinging back and forth. Unable to control himself for another second, he shouted, “Motherf*cker! My strength is not sufficient. If I do not use those shady poisons, I would have been dead!”
The stranger in blue tilted his head to one side and was in deep thought. He suddenly spoke and unexpectedly agreed with Chu Yang. “That makes perfect sense.”
After which, he pushed Chu Yang’s belongings away with his foot and mumbled under his breath, ” Why is not here…”
There were abrupt ripping sounds and all of Chu Yang’s clothes fell to the floor. Receiving the same treatment from Luo Ke Di and the others, he also became naked from top to bottom.
The stranger’s eyes widened as he found what he had been looking for lying between Big Brother Chu’s legs. He smacked his lips and said, ” Wow, not small at all…Looks like you can propagate easily…But why is it not here?”
Chu Yang almost vomited blood and he screamed, “Bastard! Put me down now! I…I…I will kill you!” Chu Yang was so angry that he could feel blood rush to his head as he became more and more enraged.
‘Plop!’ A bare skinned Minister Chu fell into a pile of snow. Without a care for gracefulness at all, he quickly picked up his clothes on the floor and wore them back on. The stranger did not care at all. He was confused and he scratched his head sadly as he muttered, “The similarity is so uncanny, why is it not here?”
The stranger was getting impatient. After what seemed like an eternity, he asked Chu Yang, ” You little bastard, who is your father?”
“My father? He passed away a long time ago!” Chu Yang replied angrily. The moment the stranger posed this question to him, he immediately knew what the stranger was looking for. The stranger was looking for the piece of Pure Purple Jade Essence that represented his identity!
It was a long time ago since Chu Yang had the piece of Pure Purple Jade Essence had when the sword spirit was asked to be absorbed into the Nine Tribulations Sword’s space. The stranger before him was neither a friend nor a foe, there was no reason he could just take it out.
” How audacious are you!” The stranger roared thunderously as he smacked Chu Yang in the face. He let out a small huff and said, ” I cannot believe that this is the attitude you have for your father!”
” Son of a b*tch! Stop it!” An angry voice came from a few dozen feet away. Gu Du Xing and the others were running towards them looking disarrayed. Witnessing the stranger slapping Chu Yang, they were infuriated that the stranger had the audacity to hurt Minister Chu.
The stranger’s face became forlorn and he yelled, “Shut your mouths and go back three hundred feet! If you don’t obey me, I will crush his bones into smithereens!” Gu Du Xing and the others wanted to spit out blood but Chu Yang was under the mercy of the stranger. There was nothing they could do but stared at the stranger with enmity as they stood there rendered helpless.
“Haha…” Chu Yang lifted his hand slowly and wiped away the blood on the edge of his mouth. She smiled coldly before saying, “Why are you even so bothered? Who gives you the right to control what I say? ”
The stranger in blue was exasperated and gave Chu Yang a threatening look. Chu Yang refused to back down and threw a menacing glare back.
As time passed, the stranger calmed down as he said despondently, “Fine! I will not subject to such arguments with you. First things first, have you seen a piece of jade this big and shaped like this? It is made up of Pure Purple Jade Essence entirely.” He explained as he used his hand to illustrate a picture of the jade pendant lying on the snow.
“I have not seen it before. What is that?” Chu Yang’s demeanor did not falter. His gaze did not even avert as he spoke casually.
He knew that what the stranger in blue just illustrated was the shape of his Pure Purple Jade Essence.
“You’ve not seen it before?” The stranger’s gaze turned despondent again as he muttered under his breath, “How could this be the case…”
“What are your parents’ names? What are your grandparents’ names? Most importantly, where and which clan are you from?” A ray of hope beamed from the stranger’s eyes as he question Chu Yang.
“My father’s name is Chu Da Zhuang and he is a hunter. My mother’s surname is Yang hence my name, Chu Yang. My grandfather’s name is Chu Ying Jun, that’s why I am very handsome (1). I am from Iron Cloud Nation’s Little Cap Mountain, Three Lake Village. I am not from any clan and I am from a family of hunters.” Chu Yang did not even blink as he answered the stranger. His fluency had shown that he probably would have been able to speak about all of his family ancestries without any obstacles at all.
“Chu Da Zhuang… Chu Ying Jun. Chu Yang… Iron Cloud Nation’s Little Cap Mountain, Three Lake Village…” The stranger pondered about what Chu Yang told him and was filled with suspicion. He scrutinized at Chu Yang’s face and muttered, “No that can’t be the case… It’s impossible…”
“Do I look like someone you know?” Chu Yang asked calmly as he tried to put up a false pretense to divert the attention from the details of his family.
“Yes! Truly similar!” The stranger in blue recovered his closure as he sighed before furrowing his brows. “Why is there such great similarity?”
“Oh wow! Does the person have an intimate relationship with you?” Chu Yang smiled as he pretended to tease the stranger in blue.
“We definitely have a deep relationship. You know what is strange? Both of you share the same last name!” The stranger in blue answered, this time even more dispiritedly.
The stranger seemed a little dejected and did not want to engage in any conversation anymore. Despite the observation, Chu Yang had a burning question that was trying to leave his throat. This issue was of extreme importance to Chu Yang and there was no way that he would not probe further.
Chu Yang had the intuition that this stranger in blue might be the greatest connection to his identity. However, he did not have the guts to question the stranger at that moment.
The situation at the moment was complex. Chu Yang was thinking that the stranger might actually be a mortal enemy or even a long-lost family member. He could not bring himself to trust him with just a few sentences.
At that point in time, Chu Yang was also struggling to understand the peculiar feeling he had growing inside of him that almost felt like fear.
He was questioning himself as to whether he was left out on purpose or by accident. He had qualms as to the kind of clan this was. He came to the conclusion that if he was abandoned on purpose, then there was no way that he could return to his clan in his entire life. He was boiling with rage as thoughts started to surface in his mind. He even considered seeking revenge. However, he reminded himself that there was no way that he would take revenge on his own parents but neither would he let them find him, risking his identity to be exposed.
Chu Yang was terribly worried. He has lived two lifetimes and had abandoned the orphan mentality long ago as it would only make him depressed whenever he visits his relatives. He did not want to be defined by the fact that he was ‘tossed away’ by his biological parents.
Chu Yang felt that since he grew up by himself, he could be equally as independent as achieve success by himself. Despite all the positive thoughts he had, it was not enough to mask the pain that was deeply instilled in Chu Yang’s heart. While in deep thoughts, his body became stiff and he realized that he was once again pulled by the stranger. With just several ripping sounds l, clothes fell from his body. The stranger stared and examined at Chu Yang’s body carefully from head to toe.
Chu Yang did not even have the intention to hurl vulgarities at the stranger. He does not even have the morals or ethics of a normal functioning human, it would be absolutely pointless to curse him.
“What? Not a single birthmark… Motherf*cker, how could everything be so clean?” The stranger was suddenly very serious as he was confounded by the situation before him.
Following that, the stranger returned Chu Yang his clothes but he refused to put his clothes back on and continued to stand naked in the snow.
“Wear your clothes! I will take them off again whenever I want to!” The stranger screamed at Chu Yang.
The stranger in blue was in a state of utter confusion. He helplessly turned his head and spat on the floor boorishly. The blue veins in his face became more prominent as he gritted his teeth in anger. “Punk! Listen up! You should be counting your blessings that it isn’t you. If you happen to be the person I am looking for, I would have bashed you up at least 800 times!”
“Thank you for letting me go!” Chu Yang began to put on his clothes slowly one piece at a time. Chu Yang even had the guts to joke around as he proceeded on to mock the stranger. “Do you have an inferiority complex after seeing my stuff?”
“What? Inferiority complex? What are you even saying?’ the stranger was puzzled at Chu Yang’s absurdity.
“It is huge right?” Chu Yang proudly shook his hips from left to right audaciously.
“Leave! Don’t think just because you look like me… then… then I will not kill you!” The stranger screamed immediately after realizing what Chu Yang was referring to. He was boiling with rage as Chu Yang poked fun at him.
“Well, it is not like I rely on you for anything. Everything that is going on currently is the product of manifestation of your own mind! Do whatever you want, I am not stopping you. It has nothing to do with me!” Chu Yang replied coldly.
“Do whatever I want? What if I tell you that I want to kill you?” The stranger turned to look at Chu Yang with a threatening gaze.
“That… that is also your own business! ” Chu Yang replied faintly, this time evidently lowering his voice, without a single trace of emotion.
“Wow! You are indeed very gallant.” The stranger’s tone became serious as he sounded somber while looking up into the sky silently. Lowering his voice, he let out a loud sigh and said, “How long more must I be patient… How long more must I search?”
Suddenly, he turned to Chu Yang and said, “Hey, our meetup today could be considered as a coincidence. I hit you and in return, you cursed at me. It is time for me to take my leave.”
Chu Yang resigned to fate and nodded politely and said, “Alright then, in this case, I will not be sending you off.”
(1) Ying Jun means handsome in Chinese.