Chapter 33: Shameless Lianqi Sect (2)
Original and most updated translations are from volaretranslations.
“Girl, you need to consider this carefully, my Lianqi Sect isn’t a place where just anyone is qualified to enter! Let alone a good-for-nothing!” Hun Fei said in a cold, solemn tone, as he tried hard to calm the anger boiling in his heart.
He was obviously very angry at Gu Ruoyun for not knowing better.
“I already said that I don’t have any interest in joining you!” Gu Ruoyun swept a glance over Hun Fei’s sombre old face, “Also, I believe in my brother’s decision. My brother rejected Lianqi Sect’s invitation back then, so why would I want to go to a place my brother spurned? I choose to stand with my brother.”
Back then, Hun Fei had personally come bearing Lianqi Sect’s invitation, but Gu Shengxiao rejected him in front of so many strong people, an event that had become a thorn in his heart! And now Gu Ruoyun was opening up that wound again, how could he not be enraged?
With a huge bang, boundless Qi burst out from his body, causing the nearby trees to collapse.
He clenched his teeth tightly, and said fiercely: “Gu Ruoyun, are you really not going to agree to my Lianqi Sect’s offer? Did you think that a lowly good-for-nothing like you could reject me? If it were not for…”
If it were not for the Miss, he would not even bother saying an extra word to this good-for-nothing.
“No matter how many times you ask, I, Gu Ruoyun, will never join the Lianqi Sect.”
The girl’s voice was filled with strength, that voice landed in the noisy crowd, making them go silent.
“Hmph!” Hun Fei snorted, looked towards old man Gu, and said, “Old General Gu, so this is your granddaughter? She really has no upbringing at all!”
Old man Gu frowned, actually, he was shocked at the start, but as he continued listening to Gu Ruoyun’s words, all of his surprise had turned into anger.
This girl was really ungrateful, doesn’t she know what having a relationship with the Lianqi Sect would mean for the general’s household? She just straight out rejected the benefits that were dangling in front of her. She was clearly not thinking one bit about the general’s household.
However, old man Gu never thought about this, he had never treated Gu Ruoyun well, so why would Gu Ruoyun sacrifice herself for him?
“Elder Hun Fei, women have always had to obey men, their father at home, and their husband when married. She doesn’t have a father, so she should obey my words as her grandfather, so I’ll make the decision now in her stead. From now on, Gu Ruoyun belongs to the Lianqi Sect, her life and death has nothing to do with our Gu family.”
Having said these words, old man Gu turned to look at Gu Ruoyun with an emotionless face.
At that moment, the young girl did not have a single emotion in her clear eyes, her calm made his heart tremble a little unconsciously.
Although Gu Ruoyun had Gu Shengxiao as her brother, he was only a genius, who had no way to compete with a large sect like the Lianqi Sect. Thus, sacrificing Gu Ruoyun for some goodwill with the Lianqi Sect was worth it!
Thinking of this, Old General Gu’s heart gradually calmed down…
“Are you sure?”
Her voice was light, no emotion could be discerned from her words.
Luo Yin grabbed onto Gu Ruoyun’s arm tightly. For some reason, the Gu Ruoyun in front of her felt like a stranger, as if she had been possessed by someone…
“Gu Ruoyun, I’m your grandfather, the person with the right to dictate your entire life!”
“Grandfather? Haha!” Gu Ruoyun could not hold on any longer and laughed out loud, her eyes full of ridicule, “You’re only my elder by name, even the heavens don’t have the right to dictate my entire life! I make my own decisions! I stayed in the Gu family because you treated my brother well, and because the Gu family is his family. For him, I could swallow my anger and stay obediently. But I believe that if brother saw how you have treated me all this time, he would definitely support my leaving the Gu family!”
This is a clarification for spiritual ocean vs spiritual force from Chapter 32, since they might be easily confused! It is also saved in the glossary if you ever need to reference it again~
Gu Ruoyun has a vast spiritual ocean, which acts like a reservoir for her Qi energy. She has to fill up this ocean to break through to the next rank, so it takes her a longer time to rank up. This gives her extra ‘stats boosts’ so that she can fight someone from a higher rank on the same level.
To the lower ranked Xiling mainland, they think that this makes her a good-for-nothing. However, she has a strong spiritual force, which is something like her mental strength. This is what Shiyun, the eldest Miss of Lianqi Sect, consumes for her cultivation method, and it turns all the people she consumes into idiots.
Thus, considering that she is a good-for-nothing because of her spiritual ocean, Hun Fei proposes that she serve the Lianqi Sect by offering up her great spiritual force to Shiyun.
Phew, what a long explanation~ Have a cute cat~ ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ