Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 59.03

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Hello dear readers!

In this last part of the chapter, I feel so much for Zhi Yan. First, she has to get use to being thrown around by Mo Qing. That’s kinda funny. Then, her heart breaks, she couldn’t be together with her childhood love. So poor Zhi Yan, all the way.

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Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香

Ch 59.03

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“Mo Qing, I’m the one who is destined to protect you, and I also happen to want to protect you. This is my predestined fate with yours, so it’s not your sin.”

He was sitting on the bed, and reached out his hand to help me hook my scattered hair behind my ear, “Zhao Yao, you’re my everything.”

I fell silent, then laughingly bowed my head: “Your mouth is so sweet, I also love to eat sweet.” 

Once the Hour of the Rat had passed, my soul left her body. As Zhi Yan regained her body again, she was thrown off of Mo Qing’s lap, experiencing the so-called unfamiliar at first, but familiar later on scenario. She only nodded twice, and hurriedly ran back towards her room.

*Hour of the Rat (子时 – zǐ shí) – between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Mo Qing then began to resume his meditation and adjustment of his aura.

I was idle and bored, so I drifted back to the room, chatting with Zhi Yan about her and Liu Cang Ling’s situation.

I asked her what she was going to do. Now that Liu Wei was dead, Liu Su Ruo was gone, and Jian Xin Sect was nearly destroyed in that previous battle with Mo Qing.

The people of Jiang Hu did not know that the one in Zhi Yan’s body was me. They only knew that this was the daughter of Qin Yu from the old days, relying on Wan Lu Sect, and becoming a competent disciple of Wan Lu Sect Leader. Afterwards, with Li Chen Lan, she destroyed Jian Xin Sect, and even killed Liu Wei.

Zhi Yan lowered her eyes slightly, her expression was no longer as scatterbrained as before: “Just let nature take its course. These past few days, you haven’t seen it, Brother Cang Ling has also woken up. He knows everything that has happened in this period of time. He also knows that he was controlled by Liu Su Ruo. He intends to return to Jian Xin Sect.”

“And you?” I asked her, “Do you want to go back with him or stay at Wan Lu Sect?”

The smile at the corner of Zhi Yan’s lips was somewhat bitter: “Even if Brother Cang Ling asks me to go back with him again, I won’t go back with him.  What’s more, right now, he… Hasn’t said those words again.” She paused for a moment, “Great Demon King, maybe in this world, there really is destiny, but regardless if it’s for me or for him, all of us can’t go back. We should treat each other as strangers later in our lives. No longer hurting each other, it’s our last bit of kindness to each other.”

When her words stopped here, Zhi Yan, who was so fond of crying, did not cry at this moment. As she calmly finished talking about these things, she appeared so normal.

“Little lass has become an adult.” As I said these six words, I did not know what else to say.

Naturally, it was her life. Since she made her decision, I could only say: “I don’t care about other things, but as long as Wan Lu Sect still exists even for one day, this is your place of refuge.”

After listening to these words of mine, the rim of Zhi Yan’s eyes miraculously turned red. She left her body and hugged me: “Great Demon King, I’m so thankful that I met you.”

I patted her back, saying nothing.

In the early morning of the following day, the sky had not yet brightened, when someone came to Zhuo Chen Hall.

When I saw the person outside the door, I slightly raised an eyebrow. It was actually Liu Cang Ling with his luggage on his back. He still had wounds on his body, but his mind was already clear, so standing and walking would not even be an issue.

Was he… Wanting to leave?

He stood outside the hall, waiting for Zhi Yan. When someone outside came to announce his presence,  Zhi Yan got out of the bed.

In fact, she was already awake at the moment when Liu Cang Ling first appeared. In the room, she combed her hair, arranged her clothes, and sat in front of the mirror for a long time, as if she did not want to go out. However, as time passed bit by bit, the person outside did not urge, so Zhi Yan finally stood up. In front of the mirror, she practiced a smile, then walked out the door.

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“Brother Cang Ling.” This should be like how she used to greet Liu Cang Ling in the past.

Liu Cang Ling froze for a moment: “Zhi Yan.”

After calling out her name, he fell silent. For a long time afterwards, as the morning breeze blew across the mountain top, it blew the wispy clouds in the sky. Finally, Liu Cang Ling opened his mouth again: “I’m going back to Jin Zhou City, Jian Xin Sect… Can’t be without someone.”

Zhi Yan nodded: “Brother Cang Ling, take care. Someday…” She paused for a moment, raised her head, and looked at Liu Cang Ling with a warm smile, “Someday, I would like to see Jian Xin Sect raise its flag anew, the immortal wind will not change, be a clear-hearted example for the common people.”

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Liu Cang LIng looked at Zhi Yan’s hair, which was being disturbed by the morning breeze. The corners of his lips trembled slightly, he clenched his fist, and swiftly turned away: “Take good care of yourself.”

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The farewell from both sides was so calm. So calm that it was like a friendship of two very ordinary friends bidding each other farewell. Basically, no one would even think that behind them, there used to be an entangled past that was so complicated with deep hatred and resented grudges.

She watched Liu Cang Ling leave, carrying his sword. His figure gradually turned into a vague, little dot in the vast sky, lasting until he could no longer be seen in the end.

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In fact, the two of them clearly knew that after going through so many things, they could never be together anymore after that. Zhi Yan was right, never seeing each other again was the last kindness to each other.

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As I drifted to Zhi Yan’s side, she looked into the distance, the corners of her mouth still possessed a slight smile, but she still ended up crying. Her tears plopped down onto the ground one by one: “The gentleman wants to travel far, do not ask the gentleman’s return date, but ask the gentleman in the next life…”

“Great Demon King, I want to ask, can I still meet him again in the next life?”

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I could not answer her. No one could answer her.

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7 thoughts on “Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 59.03

  1. Thank you, you are such a blessing.
    I do feel sad for Zhi Yan, I really feel Li Chen Lan could be more gentle with her after all it’s not her fault she’s in this predicament and she is the reason he’s getting to see Zhao Yao. While her parting from Cang Ling is sad, it would likely be worse for her to go with him. Despite the rough treatment she does have some status, and is therefore fairly safe, in Wan Lu sect.
    As always I can’t wait to know what happens next, I really appreciate your translation of this wonderful novel, even though I don’t comment it enough. Reading updates are always the highlight of my day. Now I will go back to silently lurking and patiently waiting ❤

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  2. What a beautiful friendship!Zhao Yao and Zhi Yan(ZY and ZY haha)they are so opposite, but they complement each other . And poor Zhi Yan… she’s sad, but she really grown up.

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  3. I know that this statement has been said many times before but when it’s uttered by Mo Qing saying “You are my everything” it is the most sincere and truthful statement any male lead could say because it is literally the truth… and this time its so heart fluttering. ZY you are one lucky lady!

    Poor Zhi Yan! I do feel for her, but I would never be with someone whose parent had killed mine. So inthe end it’s for the best.

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  4. I have always loved Qin Zhi Yan!
    Her character growth is trully amazing.
    I can probably forgive Mo Qing’s harsh testament since her appearance is equivalent to Zhao Yao’s disapperance but still it would be nice if they could get along.
    I think letting Cang Ling go is the best decision for her. There is too much resentment there. But it’s still sad since it’s clear she still loves him. I’m not sure I like him for her though. I was never a fan of how he handled the situation of her father’s murder.
    Anyway, I hope Qin Zhi Yan gets her happy ending, however that looks like.

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  5. I really love this book! I wish a lot of the Chinese stories out there were available to buy with English translation but maybe someday, right? This is only the second translated-from-Chinese book I’ve ever read & neither have been in any way a disappointment! I do absolutely LOVE seeing images from The Legends while reading this…omg, Xu Kai was made for that role! I did suspect more happened on their scandalous night & of course the show doesn’t show that for obvious reasons. I’m just really very happy right now…. I’ll patiently await the next chapters & meanwhile watch more of The Legends again. Btw, Lu Bai is seriously amazing! I’ve never seen a more powerful woman in my entire life! I love it!

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