Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 596 - So what?
Chapter 596: So what?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Xu Que was quite confused.
It was strange that lightning had suddenly struck near him!
Liu Jingning was also shocked and came to after a momentary daze.
She had hardly finished speaking when misfortune came upon Xu Que, which dumbfounded her. She suddenly started to worry about the future of Xu Que.
However, Xu Que didn’t stress about it much. On the contrary, he was oddly calm.
A man dogged by misfortune might choke to death drinking water. That lightning aimed for me and missed, so there is nothing to fear!
Moreover, as the King of Tough-Acting, even the Heavenly Tribulation can’t scare me. How could I be afraid of such a tiny lightning?
At the thought of this, Xu Que was very pleased and smiled. “See? Even the lightning didn’t hit me, which means I—”
Before Xu Que could finish his words, another big bang came in from the sunny sky, and a bolt of lightning as thick as an arm streaked toward his head.
“D*mn! Is there no end to it?”
Xu Que was quite annoyed, then he moved away to evade the lightning instantly.
Again, the lightning missed its target but violently hit a rock, creating a giant pit in the ground and crushing a lot of rocks.
“F*ck! If you do it again, I will definitely blow you up!” instead of looking at the ground, Xu Que shouted filthy words and pointed at the sky.
Liu Jingning was dumbfounded.
What is he going to do?
Is he insane?
He has been dogged by misfortune that can even attract lightning to him! Never mind if he doesn’t escape, but how dare he abuse the heavens? Isn’t he afraid of divine retribution?
How reckless is this guy?
Liu Jingning was shocked. Luckily, she was not a witness when Xu Que crossed his Heavenly Tribulation; otherwise, she might have been very frightened.
After all, the cultivators believed in the existence of “the Way of Heaven” and in reincarnation, which were treated as taboos. They didn’t want to mention them. For what goes around comes around, and everything they did was embodied through the Heavenly Tribulation.
However, Xu Que wasn’t worried about any of this. Since he had started his way of tough-acting, his appetite had even become better.
The core of cultivation was mind training. But his plan was to do whatever he wanted; otherwise, cultivation would be meaningless for him.
“Xu Que, stop your reckless behavior!” Having no time to guess whether or not there would be more lightning strikes, Liu Jingning pulled Xu Que back.
The sky became quiet at this moment. It didn’t release more lightning because of Xu Que’s abuse.
Xu Que murmured, “See, I have to curse it—now it is obedient!”
“Enough! Just leave when you still have time!” Liu Jingning worried a greater disaster would come if he kept talking like that!
“Ah? Where should I go? I am about to find Hongyan! How could I leave now?” Xu Que shook his head, then he put on his shoes and was about to hit the road.
Liu Jingning frowned and spoke with a hint of surprise in her eyes. “Are you still going to look for her? You just barely approached her position and were attacked by inexplicable thunder tribulations! Have you considered what will happen if you find her?”
“Of course I have! I could be smashed by a meteor suddenly, or I could die of over-excitement seeing my extremely handsome face in a mirror! Those kinds of things would end my journey, but that is why I don’t believe they will happen. Even if they occur, I will not be terrified!” Xu Que smiled.
He was quite confident. If a meteor really fell on him, he could just evade it by activating the Lucky Aura. There was truly nothing to fear.
Seeing his mischievous expression, Liu Jingning felt very anxious. She shook her head. “You don’t know how serious it is when a man is dogged by misfortune. That is also why everyone in the East Continent is so eager to kill Jiang Hongyan, for what happened to Hongyan’s parents in those years really scared all of them. This is a dead end! Why do you want to get involved in it?”
“Her parents? What happened in those years?” When Liu Jingning mentioned Jiang Hongyan’s parents, Xu Que immediately became curious.
Jiang Hongyan had never mentioned her parents. The only time they came up was in the Water Nation, and she had only said that the artifact was left behind by her mother, but she didn’t mention her after that.
Now that Liu Jingning had mentioned this topic, his interest had immediately been piqued.
“It is no longer a secret in the East Continent, so it is okay to tell you.” After pondering it for a while, Liu Jingning began the story. She planned to scare Xu Que off by telling him the things that had happened in those years so he would be aware of the seriousness of this issue.
After all, it was quite difficult to describe how it felt to be dogged by misfortune! Although many cultivators had heard of it, almost nobody had seen it with their own eyes.
The only example was Jiang Hongyan’s parents: Jiang Shanhe and Yi Qing’er.
Yi Qing’er, Jiang Hongyan’s mother, was a woman doomed to experience misfortune in her life. However, when she was young, she wasn’t haunted by misfortune. It started after she married Jiang Shanhe and became pregnant with Jiang Hongyan.
Someone said Yi Qing’er was implicated by Jiang Hongyan, who was the Heavenly Cursed Lone Star and a calamitous beauty.
However, very few people agreed with this judgment. Old Man of the Heaven Secret, the leader of the Heaven Secret Pavilion, used to practice divination for Yi Qing’er. This resulted in the misfortune being caused by Yi Qing’er herself. Together with the rocky fate of Jiang Shanhe, their marriage resulted in serious consequences. They even passed all their misfortune to Jiang Hongyan.
At that time, the Patriarch of the Jiang Family hadn’t yet started his secluded cultivation. He attached great importance to Jiang Shanhe and his wife. He even invited Old Man of the Heaven Secret to solve the problem for them. However, even the Old Man of the Heaven Secret, who was good at fortune-telling and planning carefully by taking every conceivable possibility into consideration, said it had gone beyond his skills. And their problem could only be solved by changing fate.
Therefore, the Jiang Family invested extraordinary resources into solving this issue. After several decades, they managed to find two parts of the One Turning into Three Pure Pellucid Ones. However, before Jiang Shanhe and his wife had time to learn it, both of them died because of their misfortune.
The patriarch of the Jiang Family was heartbroken over their deaths, so he was possessed by the Inner Demons during his cultivation, which almost killed him. He then started the secluded cultivation to withdraw from the world.
After that, the Jiang Family took a lot of continuous hits. From young sovereigns toughening themselves to the family businesses, big problems emerged one after another.
Everyone pointed the finger at Jiang Hongyan, who could bring calamities to her family as a calamitous beauty.
No one wanted to be her friend. When Jiang Hongyan reached the Golden Core Stage, she had to leave the Jiang Family alone. Since then, the Jiang Family had witnessed a turnaround and recovered gradually to stabilize their status as the number one family of the East Continent.
But now Jiang Hongyan had returned to the East Continent, which greatly worried about not only the Jiang Family, but also the rest of the big families and sects. Because she was a cultivator with great talent, her rise was the last thing the big families and sects wanted to see. They were more terrified that if she could really change her fate, the situation of the entire East Continent would be changed.
After hearing the complete history of Jiang Hongyan’s family from Liu Jingning, Xu Que was speechless.
He thought the former owner of his body had been quite miserable. He was adopted by the Emperor as a lonely and helpless child. Then, he was treated as elixir and his spiritual root was harvested. After that, he was killed and his body had been dumped in wilderness.
Now he knew Jiang Hongyan’s life experience was even more miserable. She was suspected of wearing out her parents, then she was disfavored and hated by the entire family. Later, she had to gravitate to the Five Elements Mountain alone. When she returned to the East Continent, she was still regarded as a public enemy hunted by everyone on the continent.
All these miserable experiences were caused by her misfortune.
“Well, do you still think it’s nothing to be haunted by misfortune?” Seeing Xu Que speechless, Liu Jingning thought his determination had wavered so she continued trying to persuade him. “Her parents had reached the Void Training Stage, but they could change nothing and died on their way back to the Jiang Family inexplicably. Now Jiang Hongyan has returned to the East Continent. Her misfortune has become even more violent, almost as if it has been released completely. If you approach her, you will be more miserable than her parents!”
“I know!” Xu Que was unexpectedly calm. He nodded and glanced at Liu Jingning with a smile. “I know the consequences of being haunted by misfortune are very serious. So what? I told you that I have never been terrified by being haunted by misfortune!”
At this moment, Buttface, bored by their conversation, started to fiddle with the tape recorder. He pushed down the “play” button inadvertently. Then, the powerful and clear singing came out from the recorder.
“It is so lonely to be invincible!
“It is so empty to be invincible!
“Standing on the summit alone, chilly winds blow continuously!
“Who could understand my loneliness?”