I’m already so familiar with the road to the netherworld that I don’t need the soul collectors anymore. We arrived very fast.
In the netherworld I saw Chu Kong talking with one of the ghosts. I approached them and hear him say faintly: “I must trouble you to inform Yanwang that I’ve something important to see him about.”
Seems like he didn’t come down for too long.
The ghost who is half the size of Chu Kong nodded. He was about to go when he saw me. His dark face turned even darker. He took a few steps back and shouted: “They have come again! They have come again! They’ll face each other again!”
The netherworld is a silent place. When he shouted the whole netherworld stopped with what they are doing. The ghosts working in the netherworld and the souls that was about to be reincarnated, all scattered away, leaving me and Chu Kong standing there awkwardly. I bit my lips and silently wiped the cold sweat off my forehead. In my heart, I was thinking that I and Chu Kong standing here together must’ve given them a trauma……
I was lamenting when Chu Kong looked at me. He narrowed his eyes dangerously: “Didn’t I tell you to look for an opportunity to escape? How come you’re so stupid?!”
I didn’t want to explain all the feelings in my heart to him. I said: “Is it comfortable living wearing fur? I don’t give a damn about being a tiger demon.”
I walked straight to Yanwang’s palace.
“After we informed Yanwang about that issue when we have to drink the soup of oblivion, we’ll drink the soup of oblivion. When we have to reincarnate, we’ll go reincarnate. I don’t care anymore how Heavenly emperor Lee will arrange it in the next lifetime. I don’t want to waste my effort fighting with you anymore. I’m worn out.”
I walked to Yanwang’s palace for a while and didn’t hear Chu Kong’s cynicism. I also didn’t hear the sound of footsteps behind me. Curiously, I looked back and saw Chu Kong looking at me blankly. I wondered: “Don’t you need to go to Yangwang’s palace? Come.”
Chu Kong blinked and it seemed like that his soul returned back to his body. He said arrogantly: “Heng, of course xiaoye knows what he has to do. Who wants you to remind me?”
I squeezed my fist. This guy really…….control my anger, control my anger.
I didn’t bother with him anymore. In my heart, I felt that letting him off the hook once in a while is no big deal.
After pushing the big and heavy door open, I walked into Yanwang’s palace. The thing that surprised me the most today is that Yanwang is not asleep on his desk, but he is writing in a book in all seriousness. The magistrate beside is looking at him. Looking at Yanwang his vins on his forehead were abut to pop.
I bowed full of respect.
“I’m here again.”
Yanwang raised his head and looked at me. His eyes brightened up: “Oh! Xiao Xiang Zi! Good, good, you’re here again? Didn’t celestial Chu Kong come?”
His face was full of excitement. Until, he saw Chu Kong walked into the palace, did he nod. He put down his brush and said: “You came just in time. Just now, the heaven sent me a letter.”
Yanwang leaned back on his back chair. He patted the armchair with his left hand and looked at me and Chu Kong smilingly.
I was scared seeing him smiling like that. I took a few steps back. At this time Chu Kong stepped in front of me and covered me with half of his body. He asked: “What did the letter from heaven say?”
“It’s for the two of you.”
Yanwang picked up the letter.
“Well, before I read this letter, don’t you two have to fight first?”
I bit my lips. Being a Yanwang must be really boring. How come he always likes for me and Chu Kong to create a mess in the netherworld?
Seeing that we are ignoring, he sulked: “Alright, this letter is from Heavenly emperor Lee. He said that what you did in the human world and in the netherworld is just too much. All the fates that he has written none of it has come out. In the first lifetime, the wrong person died. In the second lifetime, the fate he has written completely changed. In the third lifetime, well, he hasn’t finished writing yet, but you already came down. All of that made him discouraged. He has a lot more white hairs now.”
Hearing Yangwang saying that, I felt a little sorry for big bearded Lee.
“So Heavenly emperor Lee said in this letter that in the next lifetime, you must live in the human world for twenty years. Otherwise, when you come down to the netherworld again, you are handed over to me for punishment.”
Yanwang giggled for a while.
“I can foresee that you won’t be able to live for twenty years.”
Hey….with what kind of mentality is this guy using to be a Yangwang, ah?
Yanwang laughed heartily: “You, two immortals know that working as a Yanwang is very suffocating. It’s very rare to have a chance to punish people in whatever way I want….. heiheihei hei. You see, I’ve already written down how to punish people.”
I took a closer look. Once I saw it, I was startled and cursed: “Damn you.”
Chu Kong who was in front of me was also startled: “Fuck you.”
Let funny Yanwang laugh ten times.
Massage Yanwang’s back ten times.
Kiss Yanwang’s cheeks ten times……
What the fuck are these?!
So it turned out that just then he was writing this kind of thing so seriously. No wonder the magistrate’s face was twitching.
Yanwang looked at the ceiling with a face full of hope.
“You two try to come down earlier.”
I rubbed my forehead. Chu Kong in front of me also rubbed his forehead. He was silent for a while, and then he hid all his emotions and said with a serious face: “Yanwang, serious information.”
He took two steps forward.
“This time, we saw a cave in the human world connected with the netherworld. Someone is receiving living sacrifices there.”
When Yanwang heard that his face turned a shade darker. All the funny and happy expression disappeared from his face.
“Where is the specific place?”
“On the area at the foot of Hua Mountain. If the netherworld hasn’t received any souls who came because they died from being a living sacrifice……That means that the one who is accepting living sacrifices also eats their souls. This is the road to transform into a demon. We need to inform heaven as soon as possible to let them make early preparations.”
Yanwang nodded and thought for a while. The magistrate beside him said: “I’ll go take a look at the eighteen floor.”
Knowing that it’s something serious, the magistrate didn’t dare to delay and rushed out. Yanwang sat for a while, but he seemed impatient. He rushed after the magistrate. While he was running, he said: “You two don’t need to worry about this matter. Go reincarnate.”
I looked at Chu Kong and Chu Kong also looked at me.
“What are you staring blankly at? So stupid,”Chu Kong said coldly. “Didn’t you wish to go reincarnate? Go.”
“What are you being angry about? I didn’t say I won’t go.”
I turned and walked out of Yanwang’s palace.
The netherworld doesn’t have many staff. There is less staff now that Yanwang pulled ten ghosts to go together with him. Now there’s only one ghost left who overlooked the drinking of the soup of oblivion. This ghost looked somewhat dull…….
The vicious part of my heart came rolling out. I suddenly want to do something evil. I remembered the lifetime where I didn’t remember anything and the suffering of being controlled by someone; I suddenly felt that what Heavenly emperor Lee’s discourage can stay far away from me.
I lifted my skirt and was about to took the bowl of soup when suddenly Chu Kong’s voice came from behind me: “Hey, Xiao Xiang Zi, let’s discuss.”
I turned and looked at him. He pointed at that ghost: “We deceive him and neither of us will drink the soup of oblivion. After the reincarnation, we can continue with what you said in the previous lifetime. Draw a clear line and never come in contact with each other.”
Hearing this, I don’t know why my heart felt empty. I blinked and froze for a moment. Then I said: “Good, Good ah, of course it’s good.”
Chu Kong stared at me for a while. Then he grazed my shoulder and went straight to the ghost. He took a bowl of soup. I didn’t know what tricks Chu Kong is playing, so I kept up with him and also took a bowl of soup.
Chu Kong held the bowl of soup with one hand, but he didn’t rush to drink it. With the other hand he pulled out a round bead and said: “Heaven has only one of this bead. It has great power. I can’t bring it with me to the human world. When Yanwang come back a while later, help me give it to him.”
I looked at the one and only bead from heaven, which has great power and bit my lips. Are you sure that this isn’t the broken stone you picked up from the road just now?
Chu Kong handed the bead to the ghost, but his hand slipped. The round bead fell onto the ground and rolled far away. The ghost thought that this is a great responsibility entrusted to him by the great celestial star, so he quickly chased after the bead.
Chu Kong turned sideways and threw the soup in the river of forgetfulness. In my heart, I spurned his bullying behavior. I also turned and threw the soup in the river of forgetfulness, letting it follow the flow of the river.
When the ghost came back, he scratched his head and apologized to Chu Kong for not finding the bead. Chu Kong waved and said with an inscrutable look: “Forget it, forget it, it’s destiny.”
A stone rolled into a pile of stone. If it can be found then that’s real destiny……
After crossing the bridge, we arrived at the side of the reincarnation well. I looked in the well which is separated by the yin and yang world.
I thought suddenly flashed: “Chu Kong, I think that any accident can happen to our bodies. Drawing the line and never contacting each other is a bit unreal. Let’s point the important point out.”
Chu Kong looked at me sideways. I said solemnly: “In the next lifetime, you better be reborn as a woman.”
His eyes narrowed dangerously.
“Xiao Xiang Zi, let’s change our ways,” he said. “Simply go and reincarnate as a man. You have a fierce heart. In the next lifetime your body and mind can achieve unity. It will also let us avoid forming any feelings. Would it not be better this way?”
“I will not be a man. I can’t get accustomed to a man’s body.”
Chu Kong hmfed coldy: “Funny, xiaoye, a hot blooded man can get accustomed to a woman’s body?”
When he speaks to me with such a tone, it’ll stir up my emotions. I took a deep breath and forced myself to calm down: “Alright, let’s just go our separate ways.”
I stepped onto the well of reincarnation and was prepared to jump when something grabbed my shoulder. It’s Chu Kong grabbing my shoulder and pushing me to the yang side. He wanted me to reincarnate as a downright man.
How could I let myself suffer such a big loss? I followed Chu Kong moves and grabbed his neck and pushed him to the yin side.
In the chaos while we were tugging back and forth, I don’t know in what position I fell into the well. But I remembered; before the darkness fell, my heart suddenly run out of breath, befuddling my whole body……..