Chapter 221 – Mystery of his Background
What’s to be curious about my background?
I never had a father, and mom had raised me all by herself. I grew up in a family that couldn’t be more normal. It could be said that I have no actual background at all…
However, those words sounded a bit different from Elder Lin’s mouth. He had frequent contact with people from that place, and from the looks of his gaze, it seems like he knows something.
“Elder Lin, just say it directly,” Ye Zichen’s eyes held a hint of nervousness. Old Man Lin merely replied with one sentence, but it was enough to cause Ye Zichen’s expression to change drastically.
Back in his own mansion, Ye Rong washed fruits with a joyous expression as usual, while Ye Zichen sat on the sofa in a clearly down mood, as he continuously wrote out two characters on the sofa with his finger.
If it wasn’t for Elder Lin, he might never have thought about this.
The character Ye was the character Gu if you rotated it by ninety degrees.
Chinese characters are truly deep.
Lil’ White rubbed its head at his leg.
Ye Zichen raised his hand and rubbed its head, “What do you want to say to me?”
Lil’ White glanced towards the kitchen sink, then jumped onto Ye Zichen’s lap and muttered, “Boss, you’ve got something on your mind?”
“You can tell as well?” Ye Zichen patted its head, then sighed with a troubled expression. “Yeah, and it’s weighing on me.”
“Then…” Just when Lil’ White was about to speak, Ye Rong walked over with a plate of fruits and put it on the tea table.
“Zichen, eat some fruits.
That kind smile caused Ye Zichen’s emotions to become more complex. He had used his mother’s surname since a young age.
Could my normal mother be someone of the Gu family that was one of the Hidden Families?
Ye Zichen nodded with a dry smile, then used a toothpick to put a piece of apple into his mouth absentmindedly.
“What have you been busy with recently? Why haven’t you be coming back?”
“Then make sure you rest, don’t act so fiercely, you’re going to be in trouble if you collapse.”
Ye Zichen’s absentminded situation finally caught Ye Rong’s attention.
She sat down at Ye Zichen’s said and looked at him worriedly, “Zichen, did you run into some trouble recently?”
Ye Zichen placed the toothpick in his hand onto the tea table, then held his hands together and placed it on his lap and leaned forward to think for a long time…
“Mom, I want to ask you a question.”
“What is it?” Ye Rong revealed a confused expression, she was able to feel Ye Zichen’s strangeness at that moment.
“Who exactly is my father?” Ye Zichen looked up directly at Mother Ye. This question was something that had bothered him for a long time.
Ye Rong’s expression stiffened, then she revealed a wry smile and caressed his head, “Child, why did you suddenly ask about this? Haven’t we been living a decent life these years?”
“I just want to know,” Ye Zichen frowned. “Every time I ask you about it, you would always find an excuse, can you tell me this time…?”
Ye Zichen smiled wryly and shook his head the moment this feeling appeared.
It is far too familiar.
Regardless of when he asked Mother Ye regarding news of his father, Mother Ye would always deal with it using this sort of silence.
After a long time, Ye Zichen looked up and smiled, “Alright, I won’t ask anymore.”
“Zichen, it’s not that mom isn’t telling you, it’s that…” Ye Rong revealed a troubled expression. “Mom has some difficulties.”
“I understand, I’ll just not ask anymore,” With that, Ye Zichen’s expression suddenly turned serious. “Then can you tell me what is the relationship between our family and the Gu family?”
The moment Ye Rong heard the question, her expression drastically changed. This intense change of mood was even more severe than when Ye Zichen asked who his father was.
“What are you talking about? What Gu family?” After a long while, Mother Ye finally sorted out her mood, and smiled as if she didn’t know what Ye Zichen was talking about.
“Are you telling the truth?” Ye Zichen stared straight into Mother Ye’s eyes. He could feel that his mother was hiding something from the look in her eyes…
“Mom doesn’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a bit tired, so I’m going back to rest,” With that, Ye Rong stood up from the sofa and hurriedly walked upstairs without saying anything else.
Ye Zichen didn’t say anything for a long time as he watched his mother walk away.
At this moment, Lil’ White jumped onto his lap and licked his hand, “Boss.”
“Stay here properly, I’m a bit tired, so I’m going to rest.”
Ye Zichen dragged his tired body back into his room.
He was very tired.
His heart was very tired.
Ye Zichen laid on the bed and looked at the ceiling. If there was no surprise, his mother definitely knew about the Gu clan.
Judging from her expression, they didn’t have a normal relationship at all.
Ye Zichen habitually took out his phone and clicked on the WeChat app…
Ten-odd messages from Erlang Shen.
Several tens of messages from the Canopy Marshal.
Several messages from Third Prince Nezha.
Ten-odd messages from Great Sage Sun.
Even Taibai Jinxing left a message for him.
Meanwhile, people also continuously @’d him in the Heavenly Court’s WeChat group.
Why’s going on? Why did I suddenly become so popular?
Then he looked at the 99+ friend requests in his contact list and the friend request messages…
They were all cursing him!
The hell? What’s going on?
Ye Zichen looked at the deities, who were cursing him, in shock. Just what did I do to actually make these deities gang up on me?
At this moment, Han Xiangzi also sent a message over.
What the hell?
Something was definitely up since even the Eight Immortals knew about it.
Ye Zichen frowned, then replied.
“I wonder what Brother Han is congratulating me for? This sovereign did not have any sort of happy business!”
Within the Eight Immortals Palace.
Iron Crutch Li, Lü Dongbin and the rest of the Eight Immortals sat in a circle and gossiped about the stuff they heard from their friends with interest.
Han Xiangzi, who was part of it, couldn’t help but smile when he saw the message on his phone, “Sky Sovereign Nameless is actually playing dumb with me!”
“Mm, this is normal,” Iron Crutch Li smiled like someone who has been through it all. “Fairy Chang’e’s immortal heart has never once been moved after Houyi. It is normal for Sky Sovereign Nameless to want to hide it after actually getting into a relationship with the fairy.”
“Yeah,” Lan Caihe held his basket and glance towards Immortal Lady He. “Didn’t you and Immortal Lady He only tell us the truth when you couldn’t hide it anymore?”
“Lan Caihe!” Immortal Lady He frowned. At this moment, she still had a shiny diamond ring around her ring finger.
Han Xiangzi merely laughed idiotically towards this.
Lü Dongbin sent a message towards Ye Zichen using this chance.
“Sky Sovereign, stop hiding it, everyone knows.”
Ye Zichen’s phone vibrated again.
At this moment, Ye ZIchen was sitting in a car as he read the other messages the other celestial friends sent him. All of them had some random words of congratulations, only the geezer, Taibai Jinxing, sent him a question mark.
Ye Zichen finished reading all the messages with a look of confusion, then when he saw Lü Dongbin’s message, he got even more confused.
Stop hiding it!
What the heck did I hide?
Original Chapter Teaser:
Today was a weird day. Why did Old Man Lin ask me about my background? Honestly, what’s so curious about it?
It’s nothing special. I was raised in a single-parent family that could not be any more normal. My mom and I aren’t very well off, in fact, we had always just been able to get by. I suppose, if there was anything special about my background, it would be my dad. The dad that my mom never talked about, the one that had abandoned us.
If Old Man Lin never pointed this out for me, I never would have noticed. The Ye character is merely the Gu character turned 90 degrees clockwise.
Now, that comes the question, just what the hell is our relationship to the Gu family?