What If I Died?
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
The Monster King had arranged everything well. Wu Qianyan’s penalty was expected to be carried out by the end of the day. Hence, they still had eight hours.
Gu Xijiu was glad that she made her return at the right time. Otherwise, the only thing that would be waiting for her was Wu Qianyan’s dead body.
She gave Fan Qianshi a quick look and asked, “If I did not return, would you really let Qianyan die?”
After a short pause, Fan Qianshi murmured, “Yes.”
He knew what Gu Xijiu was expecting him to answer. He could give her an answer that she wished to hear, but he did not want to lie to her. Perhaps, there was no way he could lie to her even if he wanted to.
Lying was essentially part of his life, but never to his master. He never had the courage or the heart to lie in front of Gu Xijiu.
“Master, she is only a servant,” Fan Qianshi added arrogantly.
Gu Xijiu was at a loss of words from his arrogance. “Qianshi, is there anything that will make you risk your life?”
“There is you, master!” Fan Qianshi answered frankly.
Gu Xijiu continued, “What if I died?”
“You are the creator of the universe, master. How can you ever die? You should not even joke about it.”
“I am certain that every life form on all six worlds will be sent to the grave along with your death.”
Gu Xijiu was utterly disappointed by his answer. “Damn it!” She called out while banging the table furiously with her chopsticks.
Panicked, Fan Qianshi fell to his knees and said nothing more.
Gu Xijiu was troubled. The creator of the universe would be the one controlling all six worlds. It was forbidden for that person to have any personal entanglements, but one needed to have mercy and compassion so that life could flourish.
If the creator of the universe were a man of selfishness, cruelty, and bigotry, all six worlds would be inescapably doomed. All of a sudden, she felt that years of her patience and guidance had gone to waste.
The more she looked at him, the more she became speechless with rage. It was only a question that she simply asked through directed audios to test him, but the result was obviously unexpected. Nonetheless, it was not time for her to teach him a lesson.
Gu Xijiu stared helplessly at him for a while before leaving in silence.
Fan Qianshi waited to be reprimanded but did not hear a word from Gu Xijiu. He looked up and was surprised by her absence.
Troubled, he stood right up and was ready to leave, but the waiter stopped him. “Mister, the bill will be a hundred pieces of spiritual pearls.”
Fan Qianshi tossed him a bag of three hundred spiritual pearls. “Take it.” He then left swiftly.
Dismembering a prisoner was a punishment that was deemed brutal, but that did not stop the curious public from flooding in to watch.
The execution ground was set to be at Lanyue City’s biggest square. There was a scaffold, built with a pillar in the center. Chains of red metal secured the wire fence.
Needless to say, the scaffold was where the dismemberment would be carried out. It was still early, and yet the place was already crowded.
Gu Xijiu took a turn around the square. She could tell that the place was already installed with many secret doors. Through teleportation, she went a door and realized that there were troops ready at every corner. Every soldier was equipped with a sword as well as a bow and arrows.
“What do you think? Is it necessary for the Monster King to send out so many troops to dismember a disciple who is found to be guilty of killing her master? Does he really need 30,000 soldiers to be gathered here?”
“That is right. It is unnecessary. There is no way she can run away. Besides, who will be here to save her?”