Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 44.01

Hello dear readers!

Here’s another update! Zhao Yao is still being her money-crazy self, yay!

Anyways, we get a little bit of Gu Han Guang and Shen Qian Jin interaction and I feel so sad for these two lovebirds. Do you guys feel the same way as me?

~Sonrisa t.n.t

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Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香

Ch 43.01

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For the next two to three days, Zhi Yan helped me burn paper money during the day. Then in the evening, I borrowed her body and instantly traveled to the ghost market. I went to check on my bank account in the Netherworld. As I watched the amount of money slowly accumulate, I became somewhat anxious.

Then I went to the ghost market’s tavern and asked Zi You about the approximate cost of one Resurrection Pill. Zi You’s answer made me even more anxious.

“According to the standards of the average person, one hundred thousand coins can roughly buy one shichen.” After saying that, Zi You immediately stared at me with fixed eyes.

*shichen – two-hour period

I understood his meaningful gaze, he was sympathizing with me. I felt that I had no hope in buying the Resurrection Pill. Because according to my standards, the average person would pay one hundred thousand to buy one Resurrection Pill, so then for me, I would have to pay one million coins.

Because the price that I had to pay was nine times more expensive than the average person. Then in the end, at the ghost market, they rounded up the price, so nine hundred thousand rounded directly up to one million.

Argh, I could see through all of your guys’ methods.

So when calculating back and forth, deducting the previous spending from the money in my account, and adding the amount from the past few days when Zhi Yan overworked herself to find people to burn ghost money for me, the current amount was twenty-eight thousand coins in total.

According to Zi You’s words, the standards for an evil person turned ghost like me, who was able to earn so much money in such a short time was already not an easy feat. As for ordinary ghosts,when offering sacrifices and paying respects to their ancestors, living people would only burn paper money once during the new year or other festivities. So it was not easy for ordinary ghosts to get an average of thirty to fifty thousand a year.

But I was not an ordinary ghost, argh!

This was such a slow pace to save money. When enough money was saved to buy the Resurrection Pill, many years would have already passed.

I wondered since Mo Qing likes me, then I should seduce him and mention this to him, so that he would use his authority as the sect leader. On Chen Ji Mountain, he would organize an ancestor ceremony and drag those tens of thousands of demon cultivators to one by one burn paper offerings for me.

If one person was one hundred, ten people was ten thousand, then when a gathering of ten thousand people joined hands to surround Chen Ji Mountain and burned offerings, they could burn one million in one day! After that, they would diligently burn paper money for me again for about a year! If so, then maybe I could buy the Everlasting Resurrection Pill and be resurrected!

However, it seems that the Everlasting Resurrection Pill did not exist… So once a month, I could devour the One Month Resurrection Pill; that would be a fine alternative.

I was eager to get started and repossessed Zhi Yan’s body to return to Gu Han Guang’s mountain top.

In these past few days, Mo Qing was so busy that a trace of him could not be seen. Even in the evening, he did not seek me out like before. So under the pretext of recuperating from my wounds, I just stayed in Gu Han Guang’s courtyard, which made me happy and relaxed.

In actuality, I did not want to see him… After all, I suddenly found out that someone in this world likes me, so as far as I was concerned, this was quite a shock to me. I did not know what kind of facial expression I should use to face such a person… Fortunately, I hid and did not see him, which made me happy and relaxed.

When I landed in Gu Han Guang’s courtyard, I just happened to see Zhi Yan’s twisting butt protruding outside the wall, while the other half of her body was inside the small room where Shen Qian Jin was imprisoned. I did not know what play she was watching. 

I silently dropped Zhi Yan’s body in her room, and then I went back out into the courtyard. I glided over to Zhi Yan’s side and stuck half of my body into the room: “What are you looking at?”

Zhi Yan’s eyes were full of excitement: “South Mountain Lord and Shen Tower Leader’s great connection!”

I: “…”

Looking into the room, I saw that inside the prison that Mo Qing erected, Gu Han Guang was playing go with Shen Qian Jin. I did not know where these two people got their free time from, because it was already in the middle of the night and they were playing go with such vigor. Anyways, what Zhi Yan said was not wrong. Between these two people, one person appeared like a child, while the other person was cold-tempered, but when they were sitting down in front of the chessboard, it was strangely fitting.


In the end, when Shen Qian Jin lowered the white go piece, Gu Han Guang had lost half of the chessboard. Shen Qian Jin smiled: “South Mountain Lord was being modestly lenient.”


Gu Han Guang’s face was indifferent: “It couldn’t be regarded as being modestly lenient, it was you who should win.” He stood up and turned to leave, but Shen Qian Jin suddenly said: “Tonight, I could not sleep, thank you for your trouble, South Mountain Lord. Thanks a lot for accompanying me to play go.”

“It’s no bother.”

As Gu Ham Quang pulled open the door, Shen Qian Jin contemplated for a second, and then called out to him again: “Maybe I’m being oversensitive, but can I boldly ask a question. Has South Mountain Lord met me before?”

I raised my eyebrows and looked at Gu Han Guang, but only saw his lips moved subtly, while his back faced Shen Qian Jin. In the end, he responded indifferently without even bothering to turn his head around: “After I joined Wan Lu Sect, I have never left the mountain and have never seen Shen Tower Leader.”

“What about before… Joining Wan Lu Sect?”

“Such a long time ago, I don’t remember it anymore.”

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Enjoy your reading pleasure!

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3 thoughts on “Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 44.01

  1. The love story between Gu Han Guang and Shen Qian Jin is bittersweet. She had to have her memories erased and he suffers from cold toxin so that she would not. Imagine loving someone so much that you are willing to take on an unending pain/struggle to be able to free them. That’s pretty amazing honestly. Sometimes it’s those sacrifices that demonstrate the depth of one’s love.

    Thanks again for another beautifully translated chapter.

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  2. Gu Han Guang and Shen Qian Jin love each other so much but fate is way too cruel to them. I hope their ending is different from the drama.
    Thank you for your hard work.

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