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EIF - Book 03 Chapter 110: Stab Yourself in the Abdomen

Prince Shenwu’s army camp:

Sima Changkong discussed the battle’s situation with Venerable Liu Nian.

“Venerable, you are skilled in the painting Dao. Do you have a way to deal with Army Breaker?” Sima Changkong asked with a frown.

“Army Breaker’s move is not simply the music Dao. My painting Dao has no way to deal with it. Let’s wait for Gu Hai. Gu Hai has Ensnaring Performance. Perhaps he can deal with ‘Miserable World.’” Venerable Liu Nian shook his head.

“Gu Hai? Looking at the time, he should be arriving soon, right?” Sima Changkong smiled.

Suddenly, a subordinate rushed into the hall where the two were.

“Venerable, it’s not good. The princess is missing!” that subordinate said anxiously.

“What?” Venerable Liu Nian’s expression changed.

Sima Changkong showed a solemn expression. The two stopped discussing the battle and hurried to a distant hall.

“Hmmm! Hmmm! Hmmm! Hmmm! Hmmm!”

The instant the two entered the hall, they saw a group of bound guards with something stuffed in all their mouths to gag them.

“What’s going on?” Venerable Liu Nian’s expression turned cold. Then, he stretched his hand to remove the gags.

“Venerable, the princess said that she is going to kill Gu Hai. When we refused, the princess…,” that subordinate said anxiously.

“Kill Gu Hai?” Venerable Liu Nian’s expression changed.

“Kill Gu Hai? It would not be easy for Long Wanyu to kill Gu Hai. How could she…,” Sima Changkong said while frowning.

“No, no. Long Wanyu can find Gu Hai right away if she wants to!” Venerable Liu Nian’s expression changed.

Sima Changkong’s expression immediately changed. “She can use it only once a month. Yet she used it on…”

“Let’s go! Hurry!” Venerable Liu Nian said while glaring.

Venerable Liu Nian and Sima Changkong boarded a flying ship with a group of experts. Then, it shot into the distance.

“Gu Hai’s group should be arriving from this direction, right?” Venerable Liu Nian asked worriedly.

The group flew quickly on the flying ship. However, Sima Changkong carefully observed the surroundings.

The entire group felt anxious.

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After three days of flight, Sima Changkong’s expression suddenly changed as he said, “That way! I see something there!”

A faint green light flashed in Sima Changkong’s eyes prior to this moment as if quickly surveying the scene from a distance.

So, the flying ship sped over.

When they arrived, they saw a stone stele at the summit of a mountain with “Gu Hai is interred here!”

“Gasp! It’s really the princess. She worried that we would find her, so she lured Gu Hai to a remote place!” Venerable Liu Nian said with a sullen expression.

However, a green light flashed in Sima Changkong’s eyes again as he examined the surroundings.

“That way!” Sima Changkong cried out.

The flying ship quickly flew in the indicated direction. Soon, another stone stele came into sight.

“That way!”

“That way!”

“That way!”

Sima Changkong continuously pointed out a direction. If Ensnaring Performance and Army Breaker were clairaudient, Sima Changkong was clairvoyant, allowing him to see into the distance.

Indeed, after giving directions for some time, Sima Changkong eventually found Gu Hai’s group.

However, black fog and yellow fog already veiled the surroundings.

“They are inside a ritual array?” Venerable Liu Nian’s face sank.

“My Sima Clan’s Yellow Springs Absolute Quiescence Scripture? Absolutely disgraceful!” Sima Changkong glared.

He then took out a golden brush and extended his hand.

The moment he made a stroke with the brush, golden characters seemed to appear out of nowhere. Rows of golden characters surrounded Sima Changkong, making him appear divine.

“An orderly stroke can split the heavens from the earth!” Sima Changkong extended his hand and appeared to be writing while facing the ritual array.

As he wrote, it seemed like he drew a Yellow Springs river. Then, the surrounding floating golden characters rushed at the ritual array along with this Yellow Springs river.

Boom!

This Yellow Springs River instantly destroyed a significant portion of the ritual array, revealing Gao Xianzhi, Long Sanqian, and others.

“Venerable, you all came!” Mu Chenfeng exclaimed in joy.

“Venerable, His Majesty is trapped in there!” Gao Xianzhi said anxiously.

“Mister Sima, this seems to be your clan’s Yellow Springs Absolute Quiescence Scripture?” Long Sanqian said with a bitter smile.

Sima Changkong did not hesitate to write a stroke at the remaining parts of the formation. “The laws follow the brush; the Yellow Springs scatters!”

Boom!

Suddenly, a hole tore open in the remaining ritual array.

Everyone looked in anxiously.

Boom!

Everyone saw Gu Hai swing his crimson saber and knock back a black-robed man. However, a group of black-robed men immediately forced him back. After all, everyone here was a cultivator, but Gu Hai could not use his cultivation. If not for his tough armor, he would have been injured long ago.

Gu Hai held the Life Ender Saber in one hand and a crimson saber in the other as he coldly looked at the black-robed men who wanted to kill him.

“Sima Feng, how bold of you!” Sima Changkong shouted while glaring.

The black-robed man holding the brush and standing beside Long Wanyu suddenly shivered as he looked over.

That black-robed man saw a large hole torn open in the sky and Sima Changkong and Venerable Liu Nian looking over coldly from the other side.

“Young…Young Master!” The black-robed man holding the brush froze on the spot. 

“He is the Elite Hall Master, Gu Hai! Are you trying to kill a heavenly-court-appointed official to please the princess?” Venerable Liu Nian said coldly.

The group of black-robed men chasing after Gu Hai also froze. They stopped and looked at Long Wanyu on the mountain summit.

Gu Hai did not take advantage of this opportunity to charge over. From the moment he found out that Long Wanyu was responsible, he no longer intended to kill anyone. He only smiled bitterly.

“Kill him! Kill him for me!” Long Wanyu refused to listen to Venerable Liu Nian and Sima Changkong.

The black-robed men all turned towards Gu Hai.

“Humph! While the princess can behave lawlessly, do you think you can behave lawlessly as well? Do you think that you are the princess? Why are you not stopping yet?!” Venerable Liu Nian said coldly.

This slightly startled the black-robed men. However, they did not dare to attack anymore.

Indeed. While the princess could act lawlessly in the Qian Heavenly Dynasty, they could not. Even if the princess protected them, that would only be temporary. Who could guarantee the future? Killing a heavenly-court-appointed official was a capital crime.

“You scoundrels! Scoundrels! Scoundrels! Trash! All of you!” Long Wanyu looked anxiously at the group of nervous black-robed men.

Sima Changkong stared coldly at Sima Feng, the black-robed man holding the brush.

Sima Feng did not dare to disobey, quickly sending out a stroke with his brush.

Boom!

The surrounding ritual array scattered.

Then, Venerable Liu Nian and Sima Changkong landed on the summit where Long Wanyu was.

“Princess!” Venerable Liu Nian called out.

Crack! Long Wanyu lashed Venerable Liu Nian with her whip.

Nearby, Gu Hai glared. He wanted to stop her, but he saw Venerable Liu Nian just enduring this treatment.

Venerable Liu Nian did not get angry. Instead, he said bitterly, “Princess, Gu Hai is Wanqing’s husband, your brother-in-law.”

However, Long Wanyu’s eyes remained red. “No. He is the one who caused Elder Sister’s death. If not for him, Elder Sister would not have died. She would not have died. Mind your own business. I told you to protect Elder Sister, but she ended up dying. Who told you to poke your nose into this?! You busybody!”

Long Wanyu cried as she whipped Venerable Liu Nian.

Sima Changkong, Long Sanqian, and the others did not dare to interject.

Mu Chenfeng did not dare to say anything, either. After he knew it was Long Wanyu, he did not even dare to open his mouth.

Seeing Venerable Liu Nian getting whipped, Gu Hai appeared somewhat bitter as he said, “Long Wanyu, the venerable is innocent.”

“Humph!”

Long Wanyu stopped whipping Venerable Liu Nian and looked at Gu Hai with bloodshot eyes. Her eyes contained a bone-deep hatred.

“You caused my elder sister to die! You caused her to die!” Long Wanyu cried as she looked at Gu Hai.

“Wanqing died on my behalf. I am undoubtedly responsible for that. However, I will bring her back to life someday. Long Wanyu, Wanqing told me to take care of you before she died. I…,” Gu Hai said with a sigh.

“I don’t need you to take care of me. I want my elder sister! Gu Hai, return my elder sister to me!” Long Wanyu cried while staring at Gu Hai.

Venerable Liu Nian and Sima Changkong’s presence here meant that Long Wanyu’s plan to kill Gu Hai had failed. She had put in a lot of effort to lure Gu Hai to this place and hide from Sima Changkong and the rest. However, she failed in the end.

“Long Wanyu, Wanqing died already. I am currently taking revenge for Wanqing. I know that you hate me, but I made a promise to Wanqing. I will not break that promise. I know Wanqing’s death hurt you a lot. I have no idea how to console you. However, we need to look to the future. If there is anything I can do to make you feel better, I will do it. Tell me, how can I help you?” Gu Hai said seriously.

“What can make me feel better? You will do your best to help me? Humph! Then, die! I will feel better if you die! You will help me by dying!” Long Wanyu cried hatefully.

“You!” Gu Hai raised his eyebrows.

There was no communicating with this Long Wanyu.

“Princess!” Venerable Liu Nian called out from the side.

“Leave this alone. He is the one who said that he would make me feel better. Use that bone saber in your hands. I can sense that anyone who gets cut by it will die. Use that bone saber to stab yourself in the abdomen. Die before me, and I will feel better. Then, I will no longer blame you!” Long Wanyu said hatefully.

Everyone felt anxious.

Sima Changkong and Venerable Liu Nian tried persuading Long Wanyu. However, she stubbornly refused to listen. Instead, she stared straight at Gu Hai.

“Didn’t you say that you would do your best? Well, stab yourself in the abdomen with the bone saber. I will stop blaming you after that. Do you dare to?!” Long Wanyu roared at Gu Hai while glaring at him.

Gao Xianzhi, Mu Chenfeng, Ensnaring Performance, and the others felt anxious and were about to speak.

Gu Hai held his hand up to stop everyone. Then, he stared straight at Long Wanyu and said, “You said it. As long as I use this bone saber to stab my abdomen, you will stop pitting yourself against me? Then, you will work with me to deal with Wanqing’s true enemy?”

Long Wanyu felt slightly startled. What does Gu Hai mean? Is he really going to stab himself? That’s not right? Earlier, I sensed that the bone saber would kill anyone it cuts. That is an evil saber. Yet, he is going to use that to stab his abdomen? Anyone would die from that!

“Yes, those were my words. Go on and cut your abdomen, then. Do it in front of me! If you do that, the grudge between us will be settled!” Long Wanyu roared with bloodshot eyes.

“As you wish!” Gu Hai nodded.

Then, Gu Hai placed the crimson saber at the side before tearing open his clothes at the chest, revealing strong chest and abdominal muscles.

“Gu Hai, don’t!”

“Mister Gu! Don’t!”

Venerable Liu Nian and Sima Changkong cried out anxiously.

“Shut up, the two of you!” Long Wanyu roared while glaring.

The two looked at Gu Hai, but he ignored them. Instead, he fixed his gaze on Long Wanyu.

“Long Wanyu, watch carefully. Don’t go back on your word later!” Gu Hai raised his bone saber to mid-chest level before taking a final look at Long Wanyu.

“My—Long Wanyu’s—word is good!” Long Wanyu looked at Gu Hai with anticipation in her eyes.

Schick!

Then, Gu Hai simply stabbed the Life Ender Saber into his abdomen.

“Your Majesty!” Gao Xianzhi and the other Han Royal Dynasty officials exclaimed.

Sima Changkong and Venerable Liu Nian appeared anxious.

The others goggled.

Gu Hai really pushed himself hard to calm this little princess down. Using the bone saber to stab his abdomen?

The moment the saber stabbed into Gu Hai’s abdomen, Long Wanyu trembled, revealing an expression of regret. He really stabbed his abdomen?

Everyone held their breath, remaining quiet as they watched Gu Hai stabbed the bone saber into his abdomen in horror.

Schick!

The bone saber went further in.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for October: 50 / 50

The last chapter for the month, as usual no chapters on the 1st of every month. So tomorrow is a break day.


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Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by VampireCat.