Chapter 5: Good-for-Nothing (2)
Xiling mainland, in the country of Qinglong.
Within a remote backyard of the general’s mansion, a young woman crossed her legs, holding a stalk of straw in the corner of her mouth, as she sat slovenly on the bed.
“The Xiling mainland?”
As if talking to herself, Xia Ruoyun’s lips curved up slightly.
“Looks like I’ve reincarnated from the Dongyue mainland to the Xiling mainland. I wonder if the heavens gave me a chance for rebirth because they couldn’t bear Xia Ming’s actions?”
There are countless mainlands within this world.
Even though the Dongyue and Xiling mainlands were next to each other, the Xiling mainland ranked at the bottom, and only people with strength that reached a certain point could step into the Dongyue mainland.
And the previous Xia Ruoyun, came from the Dongyue mainland!
However, what she had not expected, was that this Gu Ruoyun was a complete and utter good-for-nothing compared to her previous level of talent! Even at the age of fifteen, she had not even reached the most basic third level of cultivation.
Even the servants in the general’s mansion had reached at least the fourth level or above.
Of course, this Gu Ruoyun had a tragic life.
Orphaned at an early age, she was a dispensable existence in everyone’s eyes. If not for the protection of her genius older brother, she would have been unable to take even a single step.
However, not long ago, her genius brother had been accepted as a disciple by a mysterious power, and he was forced to leave Qinglong.
Who would have known that, just days after he had departed, the young master of Ling family would deliberately mock him in front of Gu Ruoyun, and she would start a fight with him for the sake of her brother, and get beaten half to death by the Ling family’s servants.
The funniest part was that her own grandfather, the great general of the general’s household, would indiscriminately beat her to death.
Thinking of this, Gu Ruoyun’s lips formed a cold sneer: “Gu Ruoyun, since I’ve occupied your body, I have become you! Rest assured, I’ll take revenge for you, just take it as the compensation for taking your body.”
After she said so, the door opened. When the person standing at the doorway met with Gu Ruoyun’s pair of deep black eyes, she was clearly taken aback.
“Gu Ruoyun, you’re not dead?”
This Gu Ruoyun, she was actually this lucky? She was still living after being beaten to that point by grandfather.
“Of course. Did you really want me dead?”
Gu Ruoyun’s thin lips curved up, smiling faintly at her.
“Hmph!” Gu Panpan snorted, “Since you didn’t die, then go to the guest hall, grandfather is waiting for you.”
After saying so, she turned her head and left.
Gu Ruoyun slightly narrowed her eyes. From going through her memories, she knew that the ever arrogant Gu Panpan was her second uncle’s daughter, while Panpan’s older brother Gu Xianglin was a genius second only to her own older brother Gu Shengxiao. Thus, to help Gu Xianglin vent his frustrations, she frequently bullied Gu Ruoyun when Gu Shengxiao was not at home.
To avoid adding to her brother’s worries, Gu Ruoyun had never told him.
In the guest hall.
Just as Gu Ruoyun walked in, she saw the old general Gu seated on the high seat, while an old man and a young man sat to his lower right. Without even needing to guess, the old man was clearly the head of the Ling family, Ling Yi, while the young man, was the culprit who had caused Gu Ruoyun to be beaten to death, the Ling family’s young master.
“Gu Ruoyun, you’ve finally awakened!”
General Gu threw a piercing gaze at Gu Ruoyun and said with a serious face: “How dare you beat up the Ling family’s young master in the streets! Apologise to him right now!”
With one of the highest-ranking imperial concubines sitting in the palace, the Ling family was not one he could afford to offend. If it could appease the Ling family, what was the sacrifice of a good-for-nothing? What he did not expect was that his cowardly granddaughter, would have courage of this magnitude!
Unfortunately, she was just a good-for-nothing.
If she had been a genius just like her brother, even the imperial concubine would not dare to touch her.
TL note: The author reveals more about the cultivation levels later, but you can look at the glossary to find out how their cultivation system works! Gu Ruoyun is level 2, which is considered very weak in their world. Xia Ruoyun was previously a martial senior class.
So now Xia Ruoyun has reincarnated into Gu Ruoyun, the good-for-nothing daughter of the general…