Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 55.01

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Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香

Ch 55.01

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In the dungeon, I waited for Zi You to come back. I thought that it would not take him a long time to send a dream, but this waiting had me waiting for him all day. Until the evening of the next day, Zi You finally floated over.

He arrived before my prison, his anxious expression was the same as yesterday as he looked at me, and he said: “I have just heard that you, Big Sis, have been confined in prison. Why did you go take the mirror from Da Yin Netherworld Bank?! How are you doing?”

I looked at him, somewhat distractedly.

Yesterday… Did he not pretty much say the same words?

Behind him, I looked towards Née Zhou mother and son, only to see that the two of them were both silent as well.

“I’m fine.” I answered Zi You’s question. Then I carefully observed him in silence.

Zi You heaved a deep sigh of relief, his expression was the same as yesterday, and he said: “I already helped you make some inquiries. the shopkeeper of that branch from that bank seems to be somewhat angry, and wants to imprison you guys for three days, and then re-examine.”

“Mhm.”

Faced with my somewhat slow reaction, he thought I was angry with him. Therefore, he scratched his head, and embarrassingly said: “Big Sis, it was not that I did not want to help you. It really was because for me… I didn’t have any means to buy the Resurrection Pill.” He paused for a moment and sighed.

“Let me tell you the truth. My recent memories are somewhat vague, so probably my day is coming soon. Before I finally depart, I want to raise enough money to go to the Da Yin Netherworld Bank to take a look at my past life. After all, I want to know what my name was, where I came from, what I had done in the past, who did I know… So in that way, even if all of my memories disappear in the next moment, I won’t even have any regrets.” He merely looked at me, “But I only have enough money to look at my past life once, so I…”

“I don’t blame you.” I stopped his next words, but did not know what else to say to comfort him. When he said these things so calmly, he did not look like he needed me to comfort him, so I just repeated, “I don’t blame you.”

He needed money so much, but yesterday he still agreed to willingly go buy an Entering Dream Pill to help me send a dream.

I slightly pursed the corners of my lips up, but I could not repeat those words to tell him to help me go buy things as easily as yesterday.

“Staying in this dungeon, it’s not bad at all.” I said, “It’s very quiet and super comfy. I even want to make them detain me for a few more days.”

Hearing me talk like this, he was finally able to let his heart somewhat ease. Then I urged him to go back to work at the tavern, eventually he turned around to leave. However, he glanced at the shackle on my hand, and turned back again, repeating all the speculations that he had told me yesterday. Then finally, he swayed away.

After I watched him drift away, I was lost in thought for a while.

“Miss… Zhao Yao.” The scholar called out to me timidly, “This thing is all very normal. It’s just like birth and old age, sickness and death, so you don’t need to be so sad.”

“Little Scholar.”

“Huh?” He froze for a moment, then shyly responded, “Oh…” 

“Wait until tomorrow, after the trial is finished, how about lending me another sum of money?” I looked at my own semi-transparent palm, “I want to know if I’ve finally forgotten things that happened in the past.”

As a ghost, one could see really wonderful things. Looking at the world before one’s eyes, but never knowing the most complete appearance of the world even before one’s own eyes. Forgetting things in the past, but never knowing that oneself had already forgotten.

After being detained for three days, we underwent neither a lively nor a dull interrogation, but due to the fact that us three ghosts did not do anything major, and after the scholar helped me pay all of the expenses, we were immediately released.

While I led the scholar to go to the Da Yin Netherworld Bank, Née Zhou did not try to block my path. She continued to drift about in the ghost market to find the next daughter-in-law.

I had nothing to do, so I asked the scholar a question: “Do you even want to marry a wife?”

Once again, the scholar shyly scratched his head: “Actually, marrying a wife or not is not important. Every ghost all needs a reason to continue to stay in this world. My mother wants to let me marry a wife, while I… Just want to let my mother do as she wishes. In this life, I did not have the opportunity to do my filial duty, so I can only accompany her to fulfill her last wish. It’s because who knows, in the next life, there won’t even be a chance to see each other again.”

Who knows, in the next life… There would not even be a chance to see each other again…

I lowered my eyes, and drifted into the Da Yin Netherworld Bank.

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In the bank, under the little ghost’s precautionary glare, as the scholar helped me pay the fee, I got ahold of that small mirror.

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In the mirror, the lines of words were different from the ones that I had read yesterday outside the Da Yin Netherworld Bank. The words in the mirror were densely packed, it was as if I did not need to read them, as each and every word jumped into my brain, immediately drawing images in my mind. The images even slowly linked up and turned into vivid memories.

I saw that I was born in that hometown full of miasmic energy, my father and mother disappeared, my maternal grandfather single-handedly raised me, and then Luo Ming Xuan came. He disturbed my life, and made me yearn to move away from this dense and dark valley.

Finally, one day, I left the valley, arrived at Chen Ji Mountain, met Ugly Little Monster, and saved him.

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I watched this section slowly and carefully.

I saw that I was gravely injured at that time, carrying him the whole journey, constantly on the move. Finally, we escaped to the broken-down temple on top of Chen Ji Mountain. As I healed my injuries, I even raised him. Every day, I told him that I wanted to go find Luo Ming Xuan. So that in the future, I could learn how to be a good person and how to establish the kind of sect that I wanted.

I said that I wanted to create good fortune for the common people. I wanted to offer shelter to those people who were homeless, and teach them how to be benevolent. So that even the weak would not be disturbed by the chaos in the world, and no longer be homeless and miserable with no one to depend on. When natural disasters occurred in the world, I would donate food, and when the harvest was good, I would let them grow more crops…

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Enjoy your reading pleasure!

Please do not copy my English translations. You are welcome to link back to my website. Much appreciated.

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7 thoughts on “Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 55.01

  1. This was the bright light Mo Qing was talking about, the bright light in her eyes which she blew by herself, if we read carefully we can see that Mo Qing is doing exactly all the things what Zhao Yao planned to do.

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  2. I had a feeling Mo Qing wouldn’t get his dream message. What can you do?
    She finally realises that what Mo Qing did to her sect was exactly what she set out to do all those years ago…
    His devotion is out of this world and the misunderstandings are all getting ckeared up!!!

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