Chapter 166 – Emotions; The Nature!
Wan Zheng-Hao widely opened his eyes and said, “You… Monarch, are you actually able to do such a thing?”
Ye Xiao humphed and said, “First of all, we need our own intelligence network. All the branches of the Ling-Bao Hall should be a unified intelligence network. Second, we need to spend a lot of money to build our own assassination department. We need to show up with initial success as soon as possible. Third, spend whatever it takes to do charity. Don’t be chary. The money we are going to make will be far beyond what you can imagine. Last and the most important one is that we need to arrange our execution department.”
“We should show no mercy to the villains. I won’t stand soft.” Ye Xiao raised his head and looked at the night sky through the window. He spoke blandly, “Since I have to stay here in this world for a period of time, I guess I should do something that should be done.”
Wan Zheng-Hao nodded, “Yes. I will be right on it.”
“I don’t care how you do it. I just want you to do it secretly. Ling-Bao Hall will still be the old Ling-Bao Hall, just a place for auctions.” Ye Xiao spoke gently, “You are an experienced man. I believe you know what to do, right?”
“I do. There is no need to worry.” Wan Zheng-Hao replied.
“Besides, we don’t need many people in our assassination department, because all the cultivators in the world can be our assassins.” Ye Xiao said blandly, “Post some rewards.”
“Lets call the reward board…” Ye Xiao thought for a while, “We call it… the Life And Death Board.”
“Life And Death Board.” Wan Zheng-Hao murmured and his eyes slowly lit up. He said, “I got it. I understand.”
“What we do here with the board is to fight against the House Of Chaotic Storms.” Ye Xiao spoke blandly.
“Remember though, if anybody posts a reward on our board and turns out that it they want to take innocent people’s lives, the one who posts it and the one who takes the reward should be put on our board and be hunted by other assassins.”
Wan Zheng-Hao’s face twitched.
[Isn’t it a bit too difficult to be against the House of Chaotic Storms?]
“Everything should be undercover.” Ye Xiao said, “And I just want to know the outcomes. I don’t want to know any bit of how things are done.”
Wan Zheng-Hao’s face turned dark; he seemed to be upset.
He was now working for a man who only saw the outcomes and left everything else to him. The good side with it was that he didn’t lose any of his power in the Ling-Bao Hall. However… he would need to be concerned with more and more businesses.
“After the auction… Your slimming dan beads should be ready.” Ye Xiao smiled. Apparently, he had just thrown a bait.
Wan Zheng-Hao was thrilled, “Oh!”
As nothing was better than this for him, how could he not be happy about it.
However, he was shaking with over 500 kg fat on his body. Ye Xiao saw it and felt truly disgusted, so he had to leave right away…
Wan Zheng-Hao made the Xiao Monarch retreat by only shaking his body. He should be in an important position in the history.
It was in the House of Ye.
Song Jue had left the bed and went around the house for a while. Yet he returned to the bed and said worriedly, “Xiao Xiao, do you think maybe we have gone too far on this? The king has come and all the officials have come. I feel something wrong with it there…”
Song Jue looked at all the presents that were piled up in the room and spoke with concerns, “I think the kingdom is going to collapse soon…”
Ye Xiao rolled his eyes and said, “There are emergencies while there are also ordinary issues. Meanwhile, there are things we have to do. What we have to do now is to protect ourselves. We have to stay safe and then we can figure out something to take those bastards lives. If we didn’t make such a big issue this time, how could the king be so cruel to his good officials… The last thing we should worry about is the question you are asking. I know the kingdom is going to fall, but it hasn’t yet, has it?”
Song Jue sighed. He was a bit upset.
“I followed my big brother here, the Land of Han-Yang… I have been through those days with swords, spears, horses, battlefields…” Song Jue looked out through the window sadly. He was a bit sentimental.
He was not a native in this world, yet he had been in the army for some time. He had been protecting this kingdom for quite some days. He had emotions for this country and he had the sense of responsibility as a soldier.
Now he was here looking at the kingdom, where he had put a lot of contributions, falling slowly. How couldn’t he be upset about it.
Ye Xiao was a bit worried when he saw Song Jue like that.
Although he was a well experienced man, he hadn’t lived in this world for long. That feeling for the country was something he lacked.
So he never cared about anything of this kingdom really.
However, looking at Song Jue, he felt that maybe he had done something wrong this time. Maybe he had been reckless on something.
What is home country?
Home country… Home country…]
The two words kept showing up in his heart. He seemed to feel something, but actually not.
Song Jue was lost in the sad feeling. Ye Xiao looked at him and thought of the day when the Army of Hua-yang departed; although those soldiers knew they might die far away from home, they were still brave and excited.
Ye Xiao thought of something.
Suddenly, his dantian seemed motivated.
And then a mass of purple qi suddenly expanded in it.
It was like there was a door opening inside him. He felt relaxed and enlightened at the same time.
There suddenly showed up four golden and shiny words in the boundless Space.
Ye Xiao’s body suddenly shook.
He finally understood what he lacked, and what he truly needed. And he kind of understood why he couldn’t break through the Grade of Daoyuan in his previous life.
The four words were ‘sentiments of the nature’.
Ye Xiao was stunned.
Four simple words had already explained many things.
“So it is. That is the real rule of the natural law.” Ye Xiao took a deep breath.
A bleak voice that seemed to be resounding since the ancient times suddenly resounded in his heart.
“Sentiments… of… the… nature…” The voice was so special. It seemed the sound showed how the universe came from nothing…
“It is said… If the nature have emotions, it will also grow old; if the moon doesn’t hate, it will stay full… Yet that is wrong. The nature, the whole universe is growing older and older. It watches how mankind suffer, and the nature is suffering at the same time.”
“There are rules and responsibilities of the nature. The moon and the sun have their responsibilities. The grass and the woods have their responsibilities. A man has his own responsibility…”
“A man could only stand up straight with responsibilities. A man should never betray his country. Cultivation is something against the will of nature. If a man doesn’t dare to take responsibility in the world, how can he cultivate?”
Ye Xiao listened to it and he was sweating because of embarrassment.
“Mankind has seven kinds of emotions, while the nature has one criterion. Why does mankind have seven? Why does nature have one criterion? The seven emotions and six desires are man’s nature. The one criterion of the nature is the paramount rule. The one paramount rule is sentimental and it never ends.”
The voice seemed to be tired. It was bleak and blank, like it was going to disappear at any moment.
Ye Xiao didn’t know where it came from and how it came to be.
“Happiness, anger, sadness, fear, love, antipathy and hatred. These are people’s seven emotions. They all followed love, so humans have only one true emotion. They are happy for love, angry for love, sad for love, annoyed for love, hateful for love, fearful for love, and they love for love.”
“There are seven emotions based on love. Love creates six desires. Love mankind; that is the sublime love. Love your country; that is the fundamental love.”
“You body belongs to something; your heart belongs to something; you yourself belongs to something. That is your home. All heroes belongs to their homes. That’s what makes them heroes at the first place.”
The voice kept sounding.
Ye Xiao lied in bed. He just lied there and breathed calmly. He focused on listening.
Song Jue thought he was asleep, so he left quietly.
Listening to the voice talking, Ye Xiao felt like his mind was traveling outside the universe. Those that he couldn’t understand in his previous life were now turning clear one by one.
Because of love, people got mad. Their beloved ones being messed up would make people angry. People felt sad because they lost something or someone they love. Because they love their lives, they feared death…
Everything was because of love.
Did I love in my previous life though?
I have been solitary all my life and I always laughed at people in the world. It looks cool but who knows how sad it is to be alone all the time? I cultivated the Pure Yang Martial Art and couldn’t love and be with a girl. I was also an orphan, so I never experienced the love of family.
I have never loved.
How could I possibly have responsibility if I didn’t love? What was I going to protect?
Yet I actually wanted to be on the way to the paramount position.
Wasn’t that a joke?
A complete joke.]
Ye Xiao’s heart was shaking at the moment.
[I turned out to be such a loser in my previous life…
I actually had nothing.
No. Actually I did have…]
He couldn’t help thinking of the beautiful girl in white dress in his previous life.
The sad eyes of hers and her crystal tear drops. Those were like glowing pearls dropping down on the floor.
A true and beautiful affection had been waiting for him, yet he never saw straight to it those days. He ignored it like it was something useless. How he blamed himself for that now.
Ye Xiao was sentimental. He murmured inside his mind, “If I have the chance to meet you in this life… I won’t fail you. I will hug you the first second I see you.”
Suddenly, the images in his mind changed. He seemed to see himself as a child being bullied and begging among the crowd on the endless streets. He felt painful.
[Why did my parents abandon me…?