Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1267 - Ladies, I Want To…
Chapter 1267: Ladies, I Want To…
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
At this moment, the entire area was in a dead silence!
The apprentices of the Jade Lake, Bai Cailing, and the deacons were stunned by what Xu Que had said. They had figured out that this old man was quite extraordinary and not only a frail old guy at the Half-Celestial Stage. Also, he had managed to revive a peach tree, which was so impressive! However, his words still stunned them.
“I don’t fight for fame or fortune, but people still envy my aloofness!” Was this the portrayal of an old man’s life? A young sovereign, who was envied and victimized by others, was changed into such a miserable old man! It turns out…he is really an old man with stories! Many apprentices of the Jade Lake had treated Xu Que with reverence. No matter how powerful this old man used to be, he could earn reverence only by reviving the peach trees, which was impossible even for the Divine Farmer Clan!
“How ridiculous you are!” A disdainful laughter rang out at this time. Yi Zhong, the young sovereign of the Divine Farmer Clan, said as he looked at Xu Que disdainfully, “If you really wanted to drag out an ignoble existence, why did you come to the Jade Lake and only revive one peach tree? If you really wanted to keep a low profile, you should have revived all the peach trees and left quietly. Now you have revived one tree and waited for us to discover your skill. Then you had no choice but to be found out by us!”
Yi Zhong’s words made people start thinking. Some apprentices of the Jade Lake started to look at Xu Que with weird eyes. On the contrary, the deacons were not surprised, as if this was quite normal or even nothing for them. If these peach trees could be revived, the Jade Lake would save a lot of precious resources and also the time to set up a new peach tree garden. It was quite normal for the Jade Lake to give some reward to the old man.
Now that Yi Zhong had pointed it out directly, it made the Jade Lake look bad. Although he did that out of kindness, it was the Jade Lake’s style to cut to the chase. They were used to treating their guests with courtesy. This way, which was simple and a little bit rude, was unacceptable for them.
Immediately, Deacon Lin stood up and said with a smile as she looked at Xu Que, “Elder Xu, this is Yi Zhong, the sovereign of the Divine Farmer Clan. We are ashamed to say we are at a loss about what to do with those peach trees. If you really know how to revive them, please help us to save these trees!” She managed to ease the awkward situation. Meanwhile, she also changed the topic to ask help from Xu Que sincerely.
An ordinary person would forgive Yi Zhong for not showing due respect to the Jade Lake. But Xu Que, who had wandered in the World of Cultivators for so many years, was always upset by any unkindness! He decided to teach this rude young man a lesson. Because he was Xu Que and Xu Que’s father at this moment!
“Heh, heh!” Xu Que smiled and his body trembled slightly. Then he said, as he supported his body with his cane, “Deacon Lin, you misunderstood me. Yesterday, when I passed by the peach tree garden, I found those trees were dying. So I watered one tree with the only elixir liquid I had and tried to save it. Luckily, I managed to save it. As for the rest of the trees, I am sorry but I really can’t help you!”
He refused! The deacons and Bai Cailing were quite disappointed. Then people started to look at Yi Zhong. Apparently, they didn’t believe Xu Que’s words. Xu Que refused them because Yi Zhong had offended him.
Yi Zhong was also stunned at this moment. As a young sovereign who stood a chance to win the Holy Son of the Divine Farmer Clan, he was so dignified on the Heaven Continent, and everyone had to show due respect to him! Now he found this old man’s cultivation stage was quite low and had no background. So he uttered those rude words to defend the Jade Lake, so that he could leave a good impression on Bai Cailing. Meanwhile, the old man would get some rewards. In this way, the transaction could be finished directly. However, he didn’t expect that the old man would ignore him and refuse to save the peach trees. In this way, he had become the fool who ruined the plan of the Jade Lake.
Immediately, Yi Zhong rose to his full height and hit the table. His horrible pressure gushed out. Then he shouted as he stared at Xu Que, “B*stard! How dare you say that in front of us! You look down upon the Jade Lake and our Divine Farmer Clan, right?”
“Alas!” Xu Que sighed deeply as he shook his head. Then he said with embarrassment, “Young man, you really misunderstood me. I am willing to help but unable to do so!”
“You…” Yi Zhong’s face darkened and he was about to attack Xu Que. As the sovereign of the Divine Farmer Clan, he had never been treated like this before. As for those reckless cultivators who had no background, the Divine Farmer Clan could just kill them to vent their anger.
“Enough!” Bai Cailing shouted angrily to stop Yi Zhong’s actions. She looked at Yi Zhong and said coldly, “My fellow cultivator, Elder Xu is my friend’s father and also a guest of our Jade Lake. I hope you could show your respect to him!”
Then she turned to Xu Que and said apologetically, “Elder Xu, sorry, please forgive our oversight!”
“It doesn’t matter! I am a dying man and this is nothing for me!” Xu Que said and waved his hand with a kind, nice smile.
“Eh…” Yi Zhong was totally annoyed. He knew he did something wrong with good intentions. He had planned to debunk Xu Que to impress Bai Cailing, who might show gratitude to him at last. He didn’t expect it would end in this way. Xu Que’s kind, nice smile totally disgusted him. This old fart is definitely playing dumb!
Yi Zhong stood up and said to Bai Cailing, “Holy Virgin, please forgive my abruptness! But I insist that what I said is correct! If this old man really doesn’t know how to save those trees, why did he revive one tree. Before doing that, he knew you would find him after that. If he couldn’t save all the peach trees, it was useless to revive one tree! Wasn’t it superfluous?” Yi Zhong said overbearingly. He knew he would never let Xu Que go easily. Otherwise, the Holy Virgin would deem him as a coward. So, he had to change this situation.
Yi Zhong stared at Xu Que coldly as he warned, “Old man, stop beating around the bush! If you really don’t know how to cure those trees, I will definitely make an apology to you! But I know you must have a way to do that. You just want to get some rewards from the Jade Lake. So, just tell us your condition. If you can really revive all those peach trees, the Divine Farmer Clan will give you some precious items additionally. What say you?”
“My fellow cultivator, you…” Bai Cailing said angrily. Even though Yi Zhong’s words were reasonable, his attitude was still unacceptable for her. Anyway, she felt she still owed Xu Que. When they were in the Refined Moon Palace, Xu Que had saved her. If Xu Que’s father was wronged here, how could she face Xu Que in the future?
However, Bai Cailing’s words were interrupted by Xu Que. “Heh, heh!” Xu Que said as he shook his head with a wry smile, “Okay! I have to admit what this young man said is correct! I can save those peach trees and I do want to get rewards from the Jade Lake!”
Hearing that, Yi Zhong looked relieved and let out a sigh of relief in his heart. Bai Cailing, the deacons, and the apprentices of the Jade Lake were stunned. For them, such a kind old man shouldn’t be a crafty man! We may know a man’s exterior but not his heart! People’s hearts are sinister!
Bai Cailing was a little bit disappointed. But she said nothing and sat back in her chair quietly. Those deacons also calmed down for they had seen too many people like that.
Deacon Lin looked at Xu Que with a smile. Then she said, “Elder Xu, if you know the way to revive those trees, just tell us your condition. We will satisfy all your conditions as long as they are within our circle of competence!”
Xu Que coughed as he covered his mouth. Then he said shyly, “Ladies, I…I want to… Alas! I am old and I want a girl from the Jade Lake before my death!”
What? He wants a girl from the Jade Lake? The apprentices, deacons, and Bai Cailing widened their eyes in disbelief. Even Yi Zhong was shocked. This guy is so old! How could he ask for a girl from the Jade Lake? He is old in age but young in mind!
“Sorry, I haven’t finished my words. Please don’t misunderstand me! I am not that kind of person!” Xu Que coughed again. Then he said, shaking his head, “I want to say I want a girl from the Jade Lake as my daughter-in-law before my death! My unfilial son Xu Que was a naughty boy. However, he still inherited my merits, such as being handsome, loyal, lovestruck, and wealthy. So…” Xu Que paused a bit. Then he took out that golden paper from his crotch and continued to say, “I hope the Holy Virgin could marry my son according to this marriage certificate after I revive all the peach trees! If my son could have a family, I will die in peace!”
After saying that, Xu Que glanced at Yi Zhong as he sneered in his heart. What a stupid sovereign! Everybody knows you are trying to pursue Bai Cailing! You forced me to name my conditions! I will force Bai Cailing to be my wife! Is that annoying enough?