Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang
《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香
Chapter 80: Side Story of Mo Qing (1)
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After being together with Lu Zhao Yao, Mo Qing rarely recalled past events, because to him, everything in the past, cannot compare to the tranquility in his life right now.
Many years later, one day he brought along Zhao Yao and their two children to Feng Zhou City to visit. Lu Zhao Yao suddenly came up with an idea, she wanted to visit Si Ma Rong, the whole family went to Si Ma Rong’s small house as guests.
Si Ma Rong was still single, but his ability to use Mechanical Magic Technique has reached a level of perfection, he created wooden humans that were no different from real people.
They walked into the house, but saw a woman pushing Si Ma Rong’s wheelchair out, Zhao Yao saw her, momentarily blinked in surprise: “Xiao Yuan Lian…”
The Spying Heart Mirror could show the thoughts in Zhao Yao’s heart, so that Mo Qing also knows the whole story. He did not say anything, just looked at the wooden human created by Si Ma Rong, Xiao Yuan Lian, taking the two children into the courtyard to play.
Zhao Yao gave birth to a boy and a girl, the eldest daughter is Li Ming Ge and the youngest son is Li Ming Shu. The temperaments of these two siblings were similar to their father and mother, but the gender was reversed. The elder sister was often quiet and deals with outsiders similar to Mo Qing. However, the little brother was a complete replica of Lu Zhao Yao, running up and down creating chaos everywhere. In every case, families that have children who were beaten and hurt, they do not need to think about it and already know that the little brother was the culprit.
Currently the two siblings were led by the wooden human, Xiao Yuan Lian, but only a few moments later, Li Ming Shu pulled out a button on the back of the wooden human’s hand. It “crack crack” two times, the wooden finger of Xiao Yuan Lian turned into small pieces of wood that fell to the ground.
Li Ming Shu “oh” a sound, his expression was extremely surprised and Li Ming Ge frowned slightly. Xiao Yuan Lian was not angry. She only bent down to picked up her wooden pieces. Lu Zhao Yao was angry: “That naughty boy, I just took my eyes off of him for a bit and he caused a disaster! Come here now!”
She rolled up her sleeves to teach her son a lesson, Li Ming Shu hastily hid behind his elder sister.
Si Ma Rong chuckled in his wheelchair: “Senior brother is so blessed. In my small courtyard, there has not been such lively joy in a very long time.”
There were many wooden humans in Si Ma Rong’s house, but how much can they ease his loneliness? Just afraid that outsiders can never understand his sense of emptiness.
Mo Qing stepped up behind Si Ma Rong and slowly helped push the wheelchair under the small tree next to the courtyard: “Zhao Yao had seen that woman of the Nan Yue Sect in your small courtyard.”
Si Ma Rong heard that, he seized the wheel, and became quiet for a long time. Behind him the excitement of the human world momentarily vanished away. He turned his head, looked at Mo Qing and asked: “What?”
Zhao Yao never told this story to anyone, let alone Si Ma Rong. Mo Qing knows Zhao Yao’s opinion. She feels that since the two of them are separated by life and death, they can no longer be together anymore. It would be better if Si Ma Rong did not know of her existence. This will prevent him from being miserable.
However, Mo Qing knew that even though Si Ma Rong could never touch or feel the existence of that woman of Nan Yue Sect, it is enough to make Si Ma Rong happy to know that she was still by his side.
Even now, Si Ma Rong no longer held any hope. Just knowing of her existence was enough to comfort his solitary soul.
Mo Qing understood his heart.
Because not so long ago, Mo Qing was also like this.
In fact, when Mo Qing first encountered Lu Zhao Yao, he never thought that one day in the future, he would live life with her like this. She suddenly stormed into his life when he was most desperate. On that dangerous night, she was tyrannical and unreasonable which left the most unforgettable image in his life.
She resembled a goddess who tore through the sky, blocked the swordsman’s sword, saved his life, and led him out of desperation. Later she accompanied him and they became friends. Even though she carried wounds all over her body, but from the beginning to the end she protected him.
At that time, he was young, he did not know where he came from. The world said he was the son of the Demon King, so he thought the same. From his first memories, a wandering journey of desperate plight, constantly being assassinated and being in danger, he never knew the feeling of being safe.
However, Lu Zhao Yao gave him a chance to know what it feels like.
When she protected him from many dangers and desperate moments, when she decided not to let go of his hand even though blood was dripping everywhere, when she carried him to the ruined temple on the top of Chen Ji Mountain, he finally found safety and security in that moment.
He felt a peace of mind he had never had before. Because of Lu Zhao Yao’s existence, he felt a calmness in his subconscious mind.
His face was ugly, since childhood, he lived a petty life, he did not dare to show people his real face, and yet she said his eyes were beautiful like stars in the sky. In fact, it was Lu Zhao Yao who did not know, she was the twinkling star in his dark life. She brought with her endless beauty that intoxicated and captivated him.
But he also understood that one day Lu Zhao Yao will leave. Because she kept telling him that she wanted to be a good person, wanted to find Jin Xian Luo Ming Xuan who is far away from the horizon.
For Lu Zhao Yao at that time, Luo Ming Xuan was like her bright star, she yearned to find him.
Every time she mentioned Luo Ming Xuan, her appearance changed, her eyes sparkled with expectations, and Mo Qing could only be silent.
Therefore, on that day Lu Zhao Yao woke up early, watched the sun rise, stretched her tired back, waved in the morning sun and said it was time for her to leave. Mo Qing could only look at her silently. He endured the fear, the misery, and the pain. He suppressed all of his feelings, and tried to appear indifferent and mature to see her comfortably leave.
For Lu Zhao Yao, he was just a passerby who she happened to save.
And he, a passerby, who had no other option than to arrange his own mentality. From then on, he stayed in the ruined temple that she led him to. There he retained memories that she gave him and wiped away tears of helplessness because he was still young. He lived alone on Chen Ji Mountain, made friends with the wind and the moon.
There was no other way, Lu Zhao Yao wanted such a life, he thought that she would be living a relaxing and happy life somewhere in the world, he could only bless her.
However, he did not expect the Lu Zhao Yao who rushed towards the bright star, would one day return again to Chen Ji Mountain as that kind of Lu Zhao Yao, with her body full of blood and hatred.
He saw her again, it was hard to say that he was not happy, but when he saw Lu Zhao Yao’s look of burning hatred, from the bottom of his heart he also erupted hatred towards Jin Xian Luo Ming Xuan, whom he had not even met.
What is Jin Xian? How could Luo Ming Xuan willingly injure Lu Zhao Yao this way. She was so good, so good that even Mo Qing did not dare to touch her.
He wanted to help Zhao Yao get her vengeance, but his body had no talent in practicing magical spells.
That year, Mo Qing did not know it was because of the demon king’s seal around his body that made it impossible for him to manipulate the energy in his body. He could understand his master’s instructions and methods, but his body could not follow through.
Therefore, the master that Zhao Yao assigned him to confirmed that he was a talentless magic practitioner. Even Mo Qing himself thought so, too.
He was sent to guard the mountain gate, which was also logical, he never blamed anyone. For Mo Qing, it was enough to see Zhao Yao first and welcome her every time she returned to the mountain.
During that time where he guarded the mountain gate, it was the most secretive joy in his heart.
He liked her very much, so much so that it was enough to just occasionally see her. He was happy to continue waiting until the next time he saw her again.
However… From the moment Lu Zhao Yao became Wan Lu Sect’s Master, her footsteps never stopped beside him for even a moment and her eyes never gave him even a second look.
For him, he just needed to know that she was behind him on Chen Ji Mountain, while he was in front of the mountain gate. When the wind swept over his clothes and drifted up the mountain, it will kiss her hair and forehead, which was enough.
The reason why destiny is fascinating was because it is unpredictable.
For Mo Qing, after meeting Lu Zhao Yao, there were many things that happened unexpectedly. In which the most unbelievable thing was what he and Lu Zhao Yao did in front of the mountain gate.
That was his secret alone, so secretive that he did not want to let even Lu Zhao Yao know.
Lu Zhao Yao and Luo Ming Xuan had a great battle, she almost died trying to seal him away. When An Luo Wei brought her back to the mountain, many people believed that Lu Zhao Yao would not survive.
Mo Qing was on fire, anxiously waiting at the foot of the mountain, hoping for Si Ma Rong to bring news. After learning that Gu Shu Guang helped her regain consciousness, the first thing she did was ordered a big banquet. Mo Qing was dumbfounded.
But luckily, she was fine.
That night, the stars in the sky was particularly bright, Chen Ji Mountain welcomed many guests. The spell in front of the mountain gate restarted, it was a blended scene of ice and snow with blazing fire that Mo Qing witnessed every day.
In Wu E Hall, people were busily eating and drinking with the never-ending flute music rising up in the background. He could imagine the carnival taking place on top of the mountain, everyone behaving uproariously. The ruined temple in his past and Lu Zhao Yao’s was gone now. He looked up at the top of the mountain for a moment, then sat down on the stairs to continue guarding the mountain gate.
When the moon rose up to its highest peak, Mo Qing turned his head to look around, suddenly he saw Lu Zhao Yao swaying and standing on the steps.
In her hand, she also held a wine jug, her drunken face held a pink flush, and her dreamy eyes reflected the spell’s radiant lights behind him. She did not know, her appearance at that time in his eyes was a pleasant surprise bestowed by the heavens.
If Lu Zhao Yao was made aware about this, she may not believe it, but Mo Qing was possibly the only one in that moment who understood her mood the most. For Lu Zhao Yao, what does it signified to seal Luo Ming Xuan, others did not understand but he understood.
The entire demon sect in the world with thousands of guests who came to congratulate Lu Zhao Yao, only Mo Qing felt pain for her.
His heart ached for the girl who once had bright eyes, but today was teased by fate, and with her own hands she erased the light in her eyes.
He looked at Lu Zhao Yao staggering on the steps, unable to do anything, yet he still wanted to tell her some comforting words. He told her to drink less alcohol and take care of her body. He knew that Lu Zhao Yao would probably not listen, but if he uttered these concerns, his wishes were fulfilled.
It was a divine opportunity to be able to talk to Lu Zhao Yao. While he was thinking about what to say, Lu Zhao Yao suddenly said: “Hey, catch me.”
She had just finished talking, just like a fluttering butterfly falling down, her flowy clothes became wings, with a “bang” rushed into his arms.
She carried with her a cold night wind with a scent of intoxicating wine that caught him unprepared. He did not have time to stand firmly, he staggered, and could only embraced Lu Zhao Yao while falling backwards. It was difficult for him to stop in front of the memorial arch outside the spell’s boundary.
If just one more step, he would have been unintentionally pushed by Lu Zhao Yao into the murderous spell.
But he looked at the softness held against his chest, Mo Qing could not find a trace of blame. He only reminded her: “Sect Leader, you’re drunk.”
Lu Zhao Yao immediately pressed her hand against his lips: “Shhh…” The scent from her mouth blew into his ear, like a soft dog’s tail that tickled him to his bones. She vaguely and unintelligibly said to him: “Don’t be noisy, I purposely came to find someone to vent the fire.”
What did she say?
Mo Qing began to doubt his own hearing.
While he was still dumbfounded, Lu Zhao Yao quickly grabbed him by the collar, forced his head up, then… Kiss him.
In fact, it could not be called a kiss, because she was biting him.
Her bite made him feel pain, and the pain shocked him hard within his mind that he immediately regained clarity.
He could feel his desire for Lu Zhao Yao, the emotion that was always suppressed deeply at the bottom of his heart. But she was Lu Zhao Yao. As long as she said one word, he would be willing to do everything for her.
However, this matter alone… He must definitely control himself.
She was drunk. Absolutely not.
Later when she sobered, she will definitely hate herself.
He tried to push her away, but this Wan Lu Sect Leader was drunk and her cultivation was more powerful than his, she crushed his efforts. She said: “Be good. Listen to me.”
Does she think he was a small animal that needed coaxing?
He had no way to refuse Lu Zhao Yao. No matter what she said, he could not refuse. Including now, his mind knocked on a loud wake-up bell inside his head, he told himself, no, no, no!
But Lu Zhao Yao was like an alluring woman of legend, biting his lips, stroking his chest, gently biting his ear, and using the tip of her tongue to lick his earlobe. That little bit of exquisite sensation and soul temptation, he abandoned his defenses in utter defeat.
He could not help but accepted her enthusiasm, her seduction, and her deadly attraction. Gradually, he began to respond. His carefully kept desire that had been hidden for many years now, was like a volcano escaping from restraint, constantly erupting hot lava, as if it could cover the sky.
However, after a short while of uncontrollable emotions , it seemed that Lu Zhao Yao was unable to cope with Mo Qing’s offense. She pushed him away, laid down on his chest, and looked up at him.
In the light of the spell, her black pupils reflected his ugly face.
Those black sealed imprints were like creepy black worms, crawling all over his face.
Lu Zhao Yao’s eyes were like a mirror that reflected the disgust he felt for himself. He immediately tilted his head and avoided her gaze. He was afraid of scaring her… More… Afraid of her finding him disgusting and hating him.
Yet she said, his eyes were like an ocean of beautiful stars in the sky. Her words were full of gentleness that carried the power to make his soul tremble.
She reached out to embrace his face with both her hands and gently kissed each of the ugly seals.
It was like giving him salvation.
“Do you know who I am?”
The name that she gave him blurted from her lips, and then everything lost control.
He could no longer control his body overflowing with intense love within his heart.
He embraced her, flipped himself around, and pressed her under his body. But Lu Zhao Yao was like a bad person who achieved her plan, taunted him again: “Do you know who I am?”
“Zhao Yao… Lu Zhao Yao.”
She was the benefactor who saved his life. She was the grace that heaven bestowed upon him. She was the only wind and moon in his life, the only passion and love, and the only salvation and protection.
Mo Qing could never forget the night in front of the mountain gate, beside the murderous spell, all the terrible and scary things in the world were behind him, but all the sinful and beautiful things in the world were underneath him.
She was his life, his only desire.
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