Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 69 One Clap, One Legend
At the instance that he pulled out the drawers of the cabinet, Gu Du Xing, who was used to seeing riches, was immensely shocked!
All the shine from the gold was almost blinding, consisting of gold pieces, gold nuggets, and gold bricks. There was also a thick stack of banknotes.
At that moment, young master Gu’s head was spinning. He thought that he had fallen into the chamber of a wealthy mogul.
Furthermore, he had not expected Chu Yang to arrange for him to sleep in his room that was filled with treasure, and without any lock at that… Hmm, it was a really great and heartwarming feeling to be trusted when one was at his lowest moment…
Chu Yang raised his hand sincerely, “Brother Gu, we may have just met, but we are now close friends. There is no need to talk about formality.”
He thought to himself, “There are a few more cabinets besides those that are all filled with riches stolen from more than a dozen wealthy families. How could there be a small sum? It’s just that I have yet to use them…”
Gu Du Xing nodded his head repeatedly and suddenly, a question popped into his head, “Elder Brother Chu, why do you still wish to sell these divine weapons if you are already so wealthy?”
Chu Yang had insisted that he would not be able to afford any food if he were unable to sell these weapons the night before. However, how could he rationalize this with all the gold, silver and banknotes stacked up in the cabinets? His wealth was more than adequate for three generations of living lavishly and debauchery; how could he claim that there would be no food? Was this not ludicrous?
“Sorry, Elder Brother Gu. I lied to you last night.” Chu Yang acted as if his scheme had succeeded, “Elder Brother Gu, such divine swords… do you think I would sell them? I noticed that they were gathering dust and felt heart-wrenched. Thus, I decided to shoulder the responsibility of finding their worthy owners.”
Chu Yang let out a sigh, “Such divine swords only deserve to be in the hands of the right people. Killing beneath the heavens, boastfully traversing Jiang Hu, embracing the wind and the rain of blood; these are the only ways a divine weapon can display its unrivaled character. That is the only destiny that a divine weapon deserves.
“It is already difficult for a person to find their perfect sword. However, it is twice as difficult for a sword to find its rightful owner! I secretly thought I could now take a step back and relax because it is rare to find someone with the same mind like Elder Brother Gu…”
“I see.” Gu Du Xing laughed. He was laughing freely as the knot in him was undone. All of a sudden, there was a feeling of a ‘hero meeting a like-minded friend’ in his heart. These divine weapons were no longer for sale. Chu Yang valued my worth, thus he agreed with my decision.
It is noteworthy that a good impression sets a completely different foundation for future development of feelings. This was because one would seek an excuse for the other person should he do something wrong once warm feelings are cultivated. Moreover, these reasons would be accepted with ease.
“Of course, while my desire is to find the right owners for the divine swords, I still have to earn a living to fill my stomach.” Chu smiled, “Furthermore, the owner of the sword would definitely not cherish it if he did not pay a hefty sum for it.”
Gu Du Xing nodded in agreement and said, “That’s true. I remember going through countless hardships to obtain Black Dragon…”
The two looked at each other and chuckled. In comparison with the Black Dragon Sword Emperor who traversed under the heavens in his previous life, Gu Du Xing at his current state was undoubtedly less wise, more naive and youthfully impulsive.
Needless to say, Chu Yang knew how valuable the person in front of him was. Gu Du Xing’s obstinate nature, love for swords, unwavering principles, and headstrong attitude had not changed from his past life.
He was definitely a friend worth having.
Chu Yang felt that any commitment was silly and thus, was not as committed to swords as Gu Du Xing was. Nevertheless, this did not hinder him from admiring Gu Du Xing.
It was specifically because of his difference in character that Chu Yang became a Revered Martial Artist instead of a Revered Sword Artist in his previous life. His abilities were not solely dependent on swords despite his use of swords.
“Elder Brother Gu, how do my swords compare to your Black Dragon?” asked Chu Yang.
“They greatly exceed the sharpness of my Black Dragon. They are also tougher than my Black Dragon.” Gu Du Xing pondered carefully and continued, “But in my heart, Black Dragon is unique. Even though your swords are rare divine weapons, it feels as though something’s amiss! If I had a choice, I would still choose my Black Dragon.”
Gu Du Xing gently rubbed the sword shaft at his waist with his hands, lovingly. His eyes displayed a profound feeling as if a youth was deeply in love. This love for his sword was the only form of love that could trigger his heartstrings, although it was unlike those that could cause countries or citadels to fall because of famed beauties.
Naturally, he would most definitely appreciate and marvel at other beauties. But there was only one partner he would choose for life.
Something appeared to be out of place. Chu Yang’s heart jumped.
Gu Du Xing’s intuitions were definitely accurate. These swords indeed lacked something, even though these swords appeared extremely sharp on first glance. This was because all the essence of the material had been consumed by the Nine Tribulations Sword and that removed the true spirituality of the divine swords.
Without essence, these swords were merely steel sticks that were pure enough to scare people. However, they would never become divine weapons of legends because they would never be able to have spirituality!
A sword with spirituality would increase in spiritual aura after killing and bathing in blood. On the other hand, the swords that Chu Yang owned would only remain as sticks of steel even if they were used to slay the entire world.
That difference may appear insignificant to the common person, but to a Sword Martial Artist at the level of Sword King, this would prove to be a huge difference. No one would comprehend this discrepancy before reaching that realm!
Yet, even Gu Du Xing, who was only a Great Sword Master, could sense that there was something wrong with these swords.
“Elder Brother Gu, that is not my reason for opening Heavenly Armament Pavilion.” Chu Yang pondered for a moment and continued, “I have another reason, but Heavenly Armament Pavilion must remain the same. I need your help for this task is complicated and risky.”
Chu Yang smiled, “Honestly, I had not expected that someone like you would come here initially. But now that you’ve come here, I cannot let you go. I trust you and more so, I trust my own judgment.”
Gu Du Xing flashed a smile and said, “Good.”
His reply was only a word, but that was Gu Du Xing’s promise to Chu Yang. Though not revealing anything, he could feel that Chu Yang’s words were most sincere and came entirely from the bottom of his heart. Thus, he agreed without hesitation.
He felt this way for two reasons. Firstly, Chu Yang appeared to him to be a good person. Secondly, Chu Yang was helping him out during the toughest period of his life. That would more than suffice for him to fully trust Chu Yang!
The two smiled and their two separate palms came together in a clap. No one would have imagined that this clap would eventually become a legend of Nine Heavens!
“I come from the great Gu family clan. I’m unsure if you’re able to comprehend the significance of the words ‘Gu family clan’. Truthfully, there are perhaps not many who know of the Gu family clan’s power in all of Lower Three Heavens.” Gu Du Xing raised his cup of wine as a glimmer of deep nostalgia leaked through his eyes. He continued, “I am the adopted son of the clan’s head. My foster father took me in and cared for me with all his heart after my birth parents died unexpectedly.”
Chu Yang nodded and thought to himself, “Who would know of the Gu family clan if even I myself had no clue of such a clan? I might as well just bang my head against the wall to death if I didn’t know of such a large clan!”
Ah, so the rumors were right… The future successor of the Gu family clan was not master Gu’s biological child, but his adopted son.
“My foster father has one daughter and two sons.” Gu Du Xing continued as he was immersed in his memories, “My two foster brothers would constantly keep a distance from me. I never once had any thought of competing with them and taking what’s rightfully theirs. Hence, I remained submissive. I know that the core power of the family would never belong to me since I am but just an adopted child within the family.
“I would never become the clan’s head even if I succeed in protecting the clan in future by not letting anyone hurt the clan.” Gu Du Xing smiled. His smile was in direct contrast to his cold disposition, causing it to look out of place.
“So, why did you run away from home?”