Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1262 - I Am Xu Que’s Father!
Chapter 1262: I Am Xu Que’s Father!
“Wh…what? Old man, you mean to say…Xu Que…Xu Que is your son, right? And Bai Cailing, the Jade Lake’s Holy Virgin, is your daughter-in-law?” Hearing that, the soldier was totally dumbfounded.
The Jade Lake was the most powerful sect in the Tianxiang Celestial Realm. Normally, he wouldn’t dare to approach this place as an ordinary soldier. If he hadn’t shown sympathy for this old man, he would never have come to the Jade Lake. Now, the soldier was stunned by the absurd words of the old man who said Bai Cailing, the Holy Virgin of the Jade Lake, was his daughter-in-law. My God! Luckily, I didn’t take him into the Jade Lake. Otherwise, I would have been killed here today!
“Right! I am Xu Que’s father! What has happened? Did he do something wrong?” The old man asked as he looked at the soldier with a worried expression on his face.
The soldier replied with a wry smile, “Old man, I guess you have been fooled by someone! As far as I know, Xu Que is the leader of the Exploding Heavens Faction. Buttface and Duan Jiude, who are his underlings, robbed everything from a treasure house of the Jade Lake. Now, the Jade Lake is trying to capture Buttface, Duan Jiude, and even Xu Que!”
“What? What an…unfilial son! I didn’t expect that he could do such a shameless thing…” The old man was so angry that his face got red and the blue veins could be seen standing out on his hands.
“I…cough, cough, cough…” The next moment, when the old man tried to say something, he spat blood because of the anger in his heart. It seemed as if he was on his last gasp.
The soldier was shocked by this scene. He injected some Vital Force into the old man’s body and patted the old man’s back. Then he consoled him, “Old man, you are very frail! Please calm down! Let me find a hostel, so that you can have a rest in it. Please don’t mention Xu Que to any others. Also, it is impossible for Xu Que to be engaged to Bai Cailing. She is the Holy Virgin of Jade Lake and is extremely exalted. How could she… Eh, old man, I believe you can understand me!”
“Yes, yes!” The old man nodded his head and his eyes were full of tears. Then, he said in a sad voice, “My young friend, you are a good man! What is your name?”
“My name is Zhang Mingjun. Let me take you to the hostel now!” The soldier replied with a smile. Then he was about to leave, supporting the old man. However, the old man just stood there and didn’t want to move. He waved his hand, “My young friend, thank you! But…since my unfilial son has done something wrong, I can’t ignore that as his father. Please go and leave me here. I will make an apology to the Jade Lake personally!”
“Ah? Eh…” Zhang Mingjun was totally shocked when he heard that. Then he said hurriedly, “Old man, please don’t do that! If the Jade Lake knows you are Xu Que’s father, they will definitely…”
“Young man, is our Jade Lake so insolent and unreasonable for you?” Before Zhang Mingjun had finished speaking, a gust of a powerful aura gushed out from the Jade Lake as a majestic voice rang out. According to the voice, the lady should be quite old. And her cultivation stage could also be told from her voice. This lady must at least have reached the Golden Celestial Stage.
“Senior…please forgive me! It was a slip of the tongue!” Zhang Mingjun dropped on his knees and said nervously. As a soldier of Tianxiang City, he was rude to say that outside the gate of the Jade Lake.
“Okay! I’ve heard your conversation. I will forgive you for your good intentions. You can leave now. The old man can come into the Jade Lake now!” The lady’s voice continued at this time. Hearing that, Zhang Mingjun let out a sigh of relief. He stood up and looked at the old man worriedly. Then he clenched his teeth and said, folding his hands at the Jade Lake, “Senior, please forgive my rudeness. Although this old man is Xu Que’s father, he has no idea about what Xu Que has done before. Would you please…”
“Mind your words!” A scolding could be heard from the Jade Lake immediately, “I’ve said it before! Is the Jade Lake so overbearing for you? Humph! What a reckless young man. Although your cultivation stage is very low, you have still tried to protect this old man! I hereby guarantee that we will never hurt this old man. You can leave now! If you dare to say anything stupid again, you will be severely punished!”
“Thank you, senior! I was too rude just now!” Zhang Mingjun said as he folded his hands hurriedly. Now, he could put his heart at rest. Since the big shot of the Jade Lake said so, the old man would never be hurt! He said as he looked at the old man with a smile, “Old man, I will leave now. Please take care of yourself!”
“Okay, my young friend, thank you! You are really a good guy!” The old man said as he patted Zhang Mingjun’s hands with a kind smile as if a senior was praising a young man.
“I am flattered!” Zhang Mingjun smiled and scratched his head. After saying good-bye to the old man, he turned around and left. At this time, the old man turned to the Jade Lake. The gate had been opened. Several young apprentices, who were in pink robes, were standing outside the gate and looking at him.
“Alas!” The old man shook his head slightly as he sighed. Then he started to walk towards the gate with difficulty. Although his movement was quite difficult, he still managed to dash to the gate with several steps. It was just a simple moving art. The female apprentices of the Jade Lake at the gate were not surprised. On the contrary, the old man was too slow for them. However, they didn’t show any impatience. The old man’s kind face had aroused pity from them just asit had for Zhang Mingjun just now.
“Old man, this way, please! The Holy Virgin and Deacon Lin are waiting for you in the meeting room!” A female apprentice said with a smile as she led the way for the old man. As the lady had said before, the Jade Lake was not an unreasonable or overbearing sect. Even though the old man said he was Xu Que’s father, they didn’t vent their anger on him. Moreover, the old man said he would make an apology for what Xu Que did. What a great devotion from a father!
Soon, the female apprentice led the old man into the Jade Lake. They passed by many big lakes with clear water and a lot of lotus flowers, which were giving off refreshing Celestial Core Power and fragrance. At the center of those lakes, a small path paved with colorful stones led to the depths of the Jade Lake. On their way, the old man felt the Vital Force in his body was growing slowly, which made him more energetic and comfortable! He looked around in surprise as he walked forward following a female apprentice.
Soon, they came into a big yard. A big Array was set up in the center of this yard. At the center of this big Array, there was a large colorful stone. To the old man’s surprise, the female apprentice activated the Array with a magic art. Then, a strand of blue light appeared on the large colorful stone, which dragged the old man into the Array. After the feeling of being pulled, the old man found the illusory realm in front of him was changed. He had been teleported into a spacious, bright meeting room.
The meeting room was full of people. The seat for the Holy Mother in the middle was empty. Beside it, dozens of young and old women were sitting in different rows on both sides. They were led by a beautiful young woman in a white robe who was quite elegant. A middle-aged woman was sitting opposite to her. According to the aura of the middle-aged woman, she should be the one who spoke for them.
The women fixed their eyes on the old man when he appeared in this room. Then the beautiful young woman in the white robe stood up and asked as she looked at the old man, “Old man, you said you are Xu Que’s father, right?”
“Right! I am Xu Que’s father!” The old man, who held a cane in his hand, said as he nodded his head. Then he sighed, “Alas! I didn’t expect my unfilial son would do that! I hereby make an apology to all of you!” As he said this, the old man bent over and was about to drop on his knees in a tottering manner.
“Wait!” The young woman in the white robe stopped the old man and said, “Old man, please don’t worry. I am Bai Cailing, the Holy Virgin of Jade Lake. A dozen years ago, I met your son Xu Que several times. He saved my life. So we won’t blame him for what he did. Don’t worry! But…just now you said Xu Que was engaged to me, which is not true. Who told you that?”
“Ah! You are my daughter-in-law… Ahem, sorry for my abruptness! Ms. Bai, ladies, actually, I haven’t finished my words just now. The marriage contract between my son and Ms. Bai could be proven by a marriage certificate!” Then the old man waved his hand and took out a piece of golden paper from his crotch. There were several lines of words and Bai Cailing’s signature on the paper. Also, Bai Cailing’s aura could be sensed on the paper.
Instantly, the room was in a dead silence, for everyone was shocked. Bai Cailing opened her eyes wide as she stared at the paper. Apparently, she remembered that receipt for a loan. However, she couldn’t figure out why the receipt for a loan had been changed to a marriage certificate!