Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 70 Gu Miao Ling Of Legend
“My foster sister is a year older than me. She’s the reason that I left home.”
Gu Du Xing’s gaze appeared to hold bittersweet feelings when he spoke of this girl, “Since we were little, Sister Xiao Miao was my guardian angel. Sister Xiao Miao always covered for any of my problems.It was her who stood up for me whenever my two foster brothers gave me trouble. She would get things for me that I could not get on my own. She even went to the extent of going against the clan’s head elder and her own brothers just for me!”
“I grew up being constantly sheltered under her wings and lived peacefully, without any worries. Since young, she was the one who would go to the family’s Medicinal Herb Garden and Treasure Pavilion to find elixirs to help me break through to the next level. These elixirs were heaven sent, rare and priceless treasures! The only reasons why I’m at such a talented level are because of these priceless treasures and Sister Xiao Miao’s unwavering care. There was no hindrance to my path of cultivation and it was extremely smooth sailing. This was because the power of the miracle pills and elixirs would turn into nothing if I had encountered any obstacles or lull!”
“Many of the elixirs stolen by Sister Xiao Miao were not even accessible to my foster father or the other elders. That is precisely the reason why Sister Xiao Miao had been given countless punishments for me. However, I was ignorant and had no clue that she had stolen these treasures. Sister Xiao Miao would always tell me that these elixirs were laying waste around the house and I simply believed her…”
Chu Yang listened quietly. He finally knew the reason why Gu Du Xing could become such a legend at a young age in his previous life.
How could the elixirs collect be ordinary with the powerful human and material resources of the great Gu family clan? It would have been strange if his speed of cultivation was not fast since Gu Du Xing had ingested such a such a massive amount of elixir.
“As we grew older, Sister Xiao Miao never ceased to supply me with elixirs because of how fearless she was. Because of these elixirs, my cultivation speed surpassed that of all my peers. With each breakthrough, all the members of the clan noticed that I had become a heaven-sent talent. However, what they didn’t know was that Sister Xiao Miao had put in so much effort and tolerated so much injustice for me to reach the level that I was at.”
“Even I was proud and flaunted my talent. I was really too heartless…” A clear bright flash appeared in his eyes. In a swift motion, he tilted his neck and finished his wine in a gulp. He immediately filled his cup again.
“This continued until Sister Xiao Miao went to steal the family’s treasure, Purple Sky Fungus to help me achieve the level of Great Sword Master. The whole family was infuriated!”
Suddenly, Gu Du Xing’s took a hard punch at his own head, “Exactly at the moment that I achieved the level of Great Sword Master, my foster father was so mad that he broke one of Sister Xiao Miao’s legs and locked her up.”
“My two foster brothers were fuelled with hate and came looking for me to vent their anger. I beat them up in defense because I had no idea what had happened. Thereafter, they yelled, “You are constantly seeking shelter from a woman, do you not feel ashamed of yourself? Don’t you feel at all guilty for causing Miao Ling to be at her miserable state today?”
“I was in disbelief and chased them for an explanation. Finally, they did not hold themselves back and spilled everything.” Gu Du Xing’s tears fell into his cup of wine, drop by drop.
“When I looked for my foster father, he heaved a sigh and told me that the clan’s head elder had locked her up in Dragon Prison Cave because Sister Xiao Miao had taken the family’s treasure! Worse still, she was going to be locked up forever! Purple Sky Fungus was the clan’s biggest treasure. The clan was waiting patiently to use it once the clan’s head elder had achieved Martial Emperor. If it succeeded, the clan would rank in first place. From there, they would advance into Upper Three Heavens to widen the clan’s legacy! However, the clan’s decades of preparations had been ruined because Sister Xiao Miao had stolen it for me to consume!”
“In the eyes of the entire clan, this was unforgivable! The Gu family clan would lose its potential first place if another family clan had someone who could reach the level of Martial Emperor! By stealing the Purple Sky Fungus for me, Sister Xiao Miao was essentially cutting off all ties with the family! This was an unforgivable offense!”
Chu Yang gave a deep sigh.
At that moment, Gu Du Xing’s description of Gu Miao Ling made Chu Yang think of Mo Qing Wu.
It was apparent that these two women were very similar. They ignored everything for love! In their eyes, there was nothing else worthy of their attention besides love!
“With my foster father’s permission, I was granted just one chance to see her. She was sent to Dragon Prison Cave shortly after.”
“When I saw her, we were separated by a purple metal fence. I cried so hard that it felt as if my insides were broken to pieces. I asked her why she was so foolish. Why? Just for me? It was not worth it. Absolutely not worth it!” Gu Du Xing began to pour. He picked up the wine gourd and chugged down the wine. His tears and the wine were mixed as he poured the wine down his mouth.
Chu Yang sighed and quietly passed Gu Du Xing another wine gourd.
“Bam!” Gu Du Xing slammed the empty wine gourd on the table as his eyes were filled with rage. “Back then, Sister Xiao Miao said to me, ‘Fool, you are such a fool.'”
“She said, ‘Since we were young, I looked upon you as my brother and especially treasured you. Hence, I gave you everything that was good for you. But as we grew, I no longer saw you as my brother.'”
“Sister Xiao Miao’s heart palpitated as she said these words. She stared at me for an extended period of time and gave a weak smile, ‘Forget it, you should leave. It’s not a big issue. It is time for me to enter the phase of closed-door cultivation anyway. Foolish brother, you’re not young anymore and should start a family. It’s a shame that Sister Xiao Miao won’t be able to drink at your wedding. Go, you should go. Don’t come here to visit me again. Just pretend that you never had a Sister Xiao Miao in your life.'”
“Soon after, Sister Xiao Miao turned around and walked into Dragon Prison Cave.” Gu Du Xing became frightful. His whole body was shaking.
“In my heart, Sister Xiao Miao is practically an angel!” Gu Du Xing trembled, “I love her. I adore her. I… I… I discovered that my heart had been emptied after she walked into Dragon Prison Cave. She is the most important thing in my life. I cannot live without her! I cannot live with her! Ahhh!”
Gu Du Xing bellowed and looked up. Tears poured out of his eyes and down his face like torrential rain, “But now, she is locked up in Dragon Prison Cave. She had made a mistake that was too grave. I’m afraid that she will never be able to come out…”
“Ultimately, are there any conditions for her release? Perhaps finding another Purple Sky Fungus?” Chu Yang asked calmly.
“There is no use in that. The clan’s head elder was in a key moment in his breakthrough when he heard the news. He was in a state of shock and spat blood. Besides his breakthrough being unsuccessful, his cultivation had decreased as well. There was no chance for him to achieve the level of Martial Emperor again. There is no one else in our family clan that can reach that level!”
“What did your foster father say, then?”
“My foster father… also had no other options.” Gu Du Xing stared blankly at the empty space before him. His tears continued to trickle down, “Just like that, I spent two years living as if I was dead. My father arranged a marriage for me in that span of time…”
Chu Yang could finally understand his predicament.
It seemed that this soaring Dragon Sword King was not just crazy over swords, but also madly in love.
“Anyway, I will never be able to make it up to Sister Xiao Miao even if I were to lead a lonely life!” Gu Du Xing grinded his teeth and continued, “Hence, I ran away immediately.”
There was no wonder that this person had trained and advanced so quickly in his previous life. He wanted to use his own abilities to breakthrough to Sword Emperor to free Gu Miao Ling and that was only possible with an immense rate of advancement.
All of a sudden, Chu Yang felt sad inside.