Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1346 - Curse?
Chapter 1346: Curse?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Xu Que jumped with fright and opened his eyes wide.
Even if everything here was just an illusion, he could still manage to detect a person hiding with his current power unless the person was an almighty being who had reached the Celestial King or higher stage.
He detected clearly that no one was here. However, as he proceeded onward, he suddenly detected an aura and he stopped in his tracks. When he looked in the direction from which he had detected the aura all he saw was a pair of eyes. The owner of the eyes was apparently still hiding in the stove.
Could this be considered a meeting with a ghost in broad daylight?
“Alas! Big brother, aren’t you being childish? Are you trying to scare me? It’s really useless! Your tricks have been used by people for ages. Specialists crawl from wells, even televisions. They can crawl out as doubles. In English, it’s called Double-Crawling. Do you get it?” Xu Que came back to his senses and faced that pair of eyes and started ridiculing them.
The two eyes had a vacant look, and they stared at Xu Que blankly. Then, the next moment, they started becoming moist and crying.
Now Xu Que was really dumbstruck as he thought he had gone too far.
“What was happening?”
“Couldn’t he stand any criticism?”
“He started crying just after I uttered a few words?”
“Hey, big brother! Don’t cry! There’s no reason for you to start weeping. A great hero shouldn’t cry. Hey, is it possible that you are a young lady?” Xu Que spoke, quickly, and, in the end, he became curious about the owner of that pair of eyes.
After all, this person was hiding in a stove, and he couldn’t see anything other than his eyes.
But Xu Que still discerned something through the eyes. Even though they had seemed vacant at first sight, they still contained a faint expectation, a longing, and love.
Xu Que immediately sucked in a breath of cold air, before letting out a breath that turned into a sigh.
“I didn’t expect that even though I have turned into an old man, my unique mesmerizing demeanor still can’t be concealed. It has unexpectedly caused you to fall in love with me at first sight. You have good taste!” Xu Que spoke and sighed with emotions. The eyes were a window to a person’s soul, and they were the most sincere bridge that connected people. They wouldn’t deceive anyone!
The next moment, the whole stove cracked open amid a loud, rumbling sound.
An illusory sword appeared, and it seemed as if it came from above the nine skies. It possessed an outrageously high speed, and it instantly penetrated the region between Xu Que’s brows.
Xu Que’s scalp became numb, and, by the time he came back to his senses, the illusory sword had already penetrated the region between his brows and passed through it.
But…it didn’t leave anything behind.
Xu Que’s body didn’t sustain any injuries. His condition remained good. The sword was just an illusion.
However, Xu Que could still feel a chill run down his spine, while cold sweat beaded his forehead. Fear lingered with him!
If that illusory sword had been a real sword, he probably would have already been dead.
As Xu Que thought about this matter, anger welled up in his heart. “F*ck! You have angered me successfully. It doesn’t matter whether you are an illusion, as I will still kill you.”
The region between his eyebrows shone brightly, and the Little Gold Clone melted and turned into a powerful force that converged in his eyes. He had opened his Heaven Eye!
In an instant, Xu Que could see through all the illusions in the vicinity, and he could see once again the stones and the plain he saw when he had just entered, as well as Bai Cailing, Buttface, Liu Jingning, and the others that walked ahead of him.
He had managed to see through such a trifling illusion!
But the smithy and the stove were still here.
The stove had disintegrated and turned into ashes, and the illusory sword that had attacked him previously was still floating above the ashes. Now, however, a child was hugging the sword’s hilt with both arms and crossing his legs around the sword’s blade. He seemed like a drowning man who was clinging to a branch. He was holding on tightly, without any desire to let go.
At this moment, the child raised his eyes and looked at Xu Que.
Xu Que immediately recognized him. This pair of eyes were the eyes that had looked at him a while ago from the stove.
“Well? You are a child? This is starting to seem like a movie.” Xu Que muttered softly in surprise.
Xu Que smiled, looked at the child, and questioned him, “Little brat, why are you here by yourself? Where are your parents? Do you want me to take you out of here?”
“…..” The child didn’t reply and just kept staring at Xu Que.
After several seconds, the child opened its mouth and let out a strange, sharp noise. It seemed like a kitten’s cry in the depths of night, and it made Xu Que’s whole body be covered with goosebumps.
“You…will die in 49 days.”
After the child spoke, it disappeared instantly, along with the illusory sword and the smithy.
Everything disappeared as if such an illusion had never appeared. Everything went back to normal!
Xu Que stood in a daze, and he didn’t regain his senses even after a long time, while a restless feeling welled up in his heart.
According to reason, such an illusion shouldn’t affect him. An illusion appeared suddenly and someone in it stated that Xu Que would die after a certain number of days. This was ridiculous beyond belief, and there wasn’t any cultivator that would take it seriously.
But after Xu Que heard the child’s words, he shuddered for some unknown reason, and he felt as if he had been cursed. He got an intense restless feeling, as if he would really die after 49 days.
“D*mn! What was this?” Xu Que frowned. He didn’t think that this was a ploy set up by Bai Cailing because there wasn’t anyone in the world who could use such a Magic Art. There wasn’t anyone who could curse and kill a cultivator with several words.
But this feeling of dread and restlessness he had was still too realistic, and fright welled up in his heart because of it.
Xu Que had the assistance of the Heaven Eye and didn’t have to look for Bai Cailing’s smoke. He managed to easily leave the stone plain.
Bai Cailing and the others were already waiting outside, and when they realized that Xu Que had come out only after a long time, they looked startled.
COUGH! “F*ck! Little… Xu Que’s father, did you find a lucky opportunity once again?” Buttface questioned Xu Que. After all, this wasn’t the first time such a matter had occurred.
Xu Que shook his head with a grave look. Even after he had left the spell’s scope, he still had a horrible feeling. He felt as if he had been engulfed by Lifeless Qi. It was an indescribable bad feeling!
“Well? Something is amiss. Old man, why do I feel like the region between your brows is dark? This is a sign foreboding a great calamity,” When Duan Jiude saw Xu Que, he cried out suddenly and spoke in surprise.
In the past, Duan Jiude had cultivated many Fortune-Telling Magic Arts. Later, he had received an inheritance when he was in the Heaven Continent, and his fortune-telling had reached perfection. Now he had discerned that the region between Xu Que’s brows had darkened, and what he said was not baseless talk. He didn’t make irresponsible remarks without thinking.
“Elder Xu, are you all right?” Bai Cailing also looked in surprise at Xu Que. This was the first time she had ever seen Elder Xu wearing such a grave expression.
Xu Que forced himself to smile, and he shrugged his shoulders. “Even if I tell you, you won’t believe it. I ran into a ghost a while ago, and it stated that I will die after 49 days.”
“What?” Everyone’s expressions changed drastically.
Xu Que informed them of the whole sequence of events that had occurred a short while ago.
After they got finished listening to him, they all revealed shocked, stunned looks. They had never heard of such an occurrence, and even Bai Cailing had never heard of someone having something like that happen within the spell.
“Elder Xu, did you end up running into an illusion that was too realistic due to your great power, and it tried to mislead you?” Bai Cailing questioned Xu Que.
Many generations of people had entered this Mystery Land innumerable times, and no one had ever mentioned that he had run across such a weird illusion, and she had never heard any rumors about something like this. This was why Bai Cailing was quite bewildered, and, if she hadn’t detected that the Lifeless Qi around Xu Que had become more intense, she probably would have assumed that he was just joking with her.
“It’s impossible. I could detect clearly that this was true and real.” Xu Que shook his head. He was at his wits’ end!
A while ago, he had asked the System to inspect the condition of his body, and the result of the System’s inspection was that everything was normal.
Maybe this was because the System’s current version couldn’t keep up with his needs any longer, or maybe it was because… This wasn’t a curse, but a prophecy.
“That child just said that you will die after 49 days?” Duan Jiude asked once again, while he took out his ancient tortoiseshell and started making calculations for Xu Que.
“That’s right! That’s exactly what it said.” Xu Que nodded.
All of a sudden, Buttface patted his thigh and spoke loudly, “I have understood it! You have all misunderstood its meaning. The child stated that you will die after 49 Ri (days), but Ri isn’t referring to 49 days, but to the verb Ri, which means f*ck.