Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 263: Dog Emperor, It’s Time To Go!
Chapter 263: Dog Emperor, It’s Time To Go!
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
Everyone heard Xu Que loud and clear. They felt like they had just been jolted awake from a dream.
Most of these people around were cultivators and anything they hear and understand which contains logic about how the world worked or philosophical ideas would cause their hearts to see the world with more clarity and improve their cultivation. Sometimes, hearing profound ideas might even enable them to break through their cultivation bottleneck!
Xu Que’s entire speech about how beauty resided in imperfection sounded like it was utterly rubbish and lacked logic and sounded rather comical. But when a person started delving more into this idea, it would cause them to understand something completely different.
“Beauty in imperfection?” When the Water Empress heard this, she was somewhat astonished as well as she fell deep in thought.
Indeed, these words spoken by Xu Que sounded very simple but contained profound philosophy about the world and was extremely thought provoking.
It is the way of the heavens to take from what’s in excess in order to make good of what is deficient.
Even in the way of the Dao, the paths aren’t all perfect and imperfection is to be expected.
Aren’t these synonymous with what Xu Que had said about beauty in imperfection?
But even if that was the case and you wanted to demonstrate the concept of “beauty in imperfection”, you can’t just… You can’t just ruin the Fire God’s statue like that!
Looking at the conceited and satisfied Xu Que, the Water Empress shook her head, unsure of whether to laugh or to cry. “What do you plan to do now kid?”
“Since my art piece has already been completed, then the next thing left to do would be… to act tough! Pui, I mean… Of course, it’s to seek revenge!” Xu Que’s lips curled as he took a large stride as he stood beside the Flaming Sun Princess.
Soon after, there was a “whoosh” sound as he whipped out his sword once more and placed it along the fair and tender throat of the Princess. He then glanced towards the Fire Emperor and shouted out coldly, “Dog Emperor, your daughter is now with me! I don’t wish for riches, neither do I wish for women. If you want her to live, shut off your protective spell and come on down now!”
“Stop it Xu Que! Don’t be rash!” Zi Xuan shouted out anxiously.
“I’m not being rash. If I wanted to kill her, she’d be long dead!” Xu Que’s words had two meanings as he was also referring to the incident about the poison, which only these two ladies knew.
However, to everyone else, this statement wasn’t wrong at all. With Xu Que’s prowess, killing the Princess who was only at the Golden Core stage was only too easy!
Up on the altar, the Fire Emperor’s face turned pale as his hands started trembling in fear.
As the monarch of the powerful Fire Nation, he never expected to fall to such a state.
And yet he didn’t regret, for he only blamed his luck for being poor.
He also realized that he should’ve completely vanquished Xu Que’s body to dust and shouldn’t have listened to his daughter. If he only made sure that Xu Que would disintegrate with the soil beneath his feet, none of this could have happened.
He didn’t do it and so, this was the result!
“Dog Emperor, what are you waiting for? Aren’t you going to rescue your own daughter?” Xu Que shouted out once again.
The time of use for the excavator was up and he didn’t wish to waste another 500 act tough points to extend the rental time.
Indeed, the Fire Emperor maintained his composure as he stood still and unmoving under the watchful eyes of everyone. He was standing by the altar as though he was deep in thought.
The Flaming Sun Princess straightened up as her body trembled gently in fear.
She didn’t wish for her father Emperor to sacrifice himself for her and yet when she saw that he was hesitating, she couldn’t help but tremble and felt pain in her heart.
After all, the emotions of humans are such complex affairs.
Xu Que shook his head before sighing. He then turned to the crowd and addressed them.
“My friends, look at this! The Dog Emperor is too inhumane and heartless. He won’t even save his own daughter! No matter how vicious a tiger is, it won’t eat it’s children. Then what difference does he have from a bastard beast?”
Everyone fell into silence for they realized that it was indeed rather inhumane. How can an Emperor claim to love his people when he doesn’t even love his daughter?
Right at this point, Xu Que opened his mouth once again.
“And yet, maybe we can’t blame him. After all, he’s afraid of death. Look at that dog Emperor standing there, pretending to be strong and fearless. In actual fact, he’s terrified of death. I know that deep down, he wants to fall to his knees and beg for mercy. But as a monarch, he won’t kneel without a proper reason and that’s very normal.” Xu Que spoke like he understood the Fire Emperor’s predicament and empathized with him, causing everyone to pause in shock.
What the hell? Now you’re speaking up for the Fire Emperor?
Big brother, what are you playing at?
Everyone casted astonished glances at Xu Que. Even the Fire Emperor eyed him coldly.
Xu Que then continued, “Everyone knows that the monarch of a nation is deemed as the son of heaven. Apart from kneeling to the heavens and his parents, he shall kneel to no man. Even if there are certain things which are hard for him to do, in his capacity as an Emperor, he would ask his subordinates to do it on his behalf.”
“Hence, even if he truly wanted to kneel down and beg for his dog life, his heart and pride wouldn’t allow him to, because he is still the Fire Emperor. So the question is…” Xu Que paused as he swept a glance at everyone around.
Everyone looked at Xu Que as their hearts were extremely confused.
What’s going on? Do you want us to think of a solution for you so that the Fire Emperor can kneel down to you?
This is such a strange situation. For so long, you’ve been screaming out about killing the Fire Emperor. And now, if the Fire Emperor truly knelt down, would you let him off?
That’s impossible! That’s so out of character!
The Water Empress gazed at Xu Que curiously as her heart was filled with suspicions, wondering what game this kid is playing.
Xu Que finally opened his mouth and continued, “How should we handle this matter? Actually, that’s rather hard. He wishes to kneel, but can’t kneel. After all, he’s the son of heaven. Hence, he actually communicated in my mind. He asked me to announce to everyone and ask if there’s someone here in the crowd who would… take over the role of Emperor on his behalf?”
“Pu!” Everyone spat out saliva as they attempted to hold their laughters in.
Damn it! You played around for the entire day and came up with something like this?
Who would want to take over as Emperor?
Shouldn’t we settle the problem of him kneeling down first?
The Water Empress couldn’t help but to chuckle as well.
“Outrageous! The audacity of you! I didn’t say anything like that!” The Fire Emperor was nearly mad with anger as he roared out.
Xu Que then raised his eyebrows as he looked up at the Fire Emperor and laughed coldly, “Dog Emperor, looks like the only way to get you to speak is to agitate you. In actual fact, you know this too. Even if you don’t shut off your protective spell, I can break through it as well. The outcome is the same. You will die. Whether you die earlier or later, doesn’t matter, right?”
The Fire Emperor fell into silence once again as his face revealed an expression of gloom.
Xu Que then continued, “In this life, the most important thing is to be happy. Since you’ve already led a happy life, try to be positive about the whole situation!’
“Come on, shut off your protective spell. Look. For you, everyone here is wasting so much of their precious time.”
“For you to have lived up to this point, you’ve already done well. I’ve tried to kill you several times now, but failed. For someone like you, if you were a character in a story, you wouldn’t have lived past the third chapter. But you’ve already lived for so long. If you didn’t die now, the readers will all start cursing at the author!”
“Hence, you’ve done well. Now, it’s time for you to go and meet your eighteen generations of ancestors…”
“As humans, we can’t be too stubborn. What about this, I shall allow you to kill yourself and end your life with more dignity!”
The entire crowd felt cold sweat dripping and were at a loss for words.
They’ve only seen people trying to coax others from committing suicide. This kid however, is coaxing the Fire Emperor to kill himself.
And the worst part was, how he made it sound like it was the right thing to do!