Volume II Chapter 51 Lord Mo’s Background is Impressive! (Part 2)
Su Su frowned and thought for awhile, suddenly she breathed in sharply, stumble as she stood up, almost dropping that half eaten drumstick in her hands, “Is it, is it that Mohist Clan?!”
The surname ‘Mo’ was not rare in the world, Mo families were too many to count, but, called ‘Hua Xu Zhi Mo’, there was only one. She remember hearing her clan grandfather mentioning this Mo family when she was young, his face would always be in awe.
Hua Xu Shi clan was an ancient clan, after an era of change, it divided into several branches, of which, the ‘Mo’ clan was considered the most powerful, they were adept at divination, able to unite its powerful military forces, thus in the end, only the ‘Mo’ branch of the Hua Xu Shi clan remained. One thousand years prior, the Mo family and the Su family had their own origins, but the Su family’s perspective was different, the Mo family’s attitude was, regardless of good weather or endless natural disasters, year after year, in the eyes of the Mo family, these were nature’s predestined cycle, hence, despite their unbelievable ability to alter fate, they rarely intervene with the affairs of the world, and that was also why after one thousand years, the Su clan prospered more and more, no one would not know them among the six countries, however, this ancient Mo family was only known by a few people. But that was only for ordinary folks, for families that pass down their legacies, none dares to forget this mysterious yet powerful Mo family, thus people were fearful of the Mo family’s mysterious strength.
Su Su slowly sat down, remembering bits and pieces of memories from her childhood, her understanding of the Mo family was only based on existence legends, Su Su quietly mumbled, “Clan elder grandpa had said before, in the past the Mo family would occasionally appear in front of the common people, however, since a hundred years before, they suddenly completely vanished from the eyes of the world, the world has great difficulty looking for traces of the Mo family then why did the Lord of the Mo family suddenly appear here?” A thought suddenly popped up in her mind, Su Su cried out, “Because of that piece of broken stone?”
Ao Tian wanted to laugh, in this world, it was likely that only this rascal would call the Ling Shi everyone was fighting to obtain, a piece of broken stone.
Ao Tian had an unperturbed expression on his face, Su Su shifted her eyes and moved her stool towards Ao Tian, she giggled mischievously, “Uncle Ao, you happen to know more secrets right? If you tell me, no big deal, I will gift you two more roasted chicken tomorrow!” Ao Tian glanced at her, Su Su held up a finger a second time and said, “I will add one fish!”
Seeing that Ao Tian seems to be not responsing, Su Su frowned and felt wronged, she said, “I cannot give more than that, I have never even given my father this many to eat.”
Ao Tian sighed, this rascal was always unsurprisingly thinking about food. Ao Tian’s gaze suddenly swept across the tightly shut door, eyes flashed for a moment, he smirked slightly, Ao Tian replied, “Since ancient times, the Mo family worship a piece of Ling Shi, according to legends, the Mo family’s mysterious power originated from that piece of Ling Shi, with the Ling Shi, one would have the ability to alter fate.”
“Nonsense.” Su Su does not believe these so-called legends at all, the Su family also have a Bagua similar to the purple Bagua in the Ling Shi, other than sitting in the cave of worship, it does not serve any function at all.
Realizing that AoTian had stopped speaking, Su Su quickly smiled brightly and said, “I would not interrupt you anymore, Uncle Ao, please do continue talking.”
And only she dares to interrupt him when he was speaking, Ao Tian sighed softly and continued speaking, “More than a hundred years ago, the Mo family had borne a child, that person had a strange pair of blue eyes and seemingly possessed an inhuman level of power. A few of the Mo family’s clan elders was very fond of him and went extra miles to foster his talents, who knew that that person actually stole the Mo family’s Ling Shi and escaped, he disappeared without a trace after that, chaos erupted in the Mo family, that was also the reason they shunned the world, therefore, forty years ago when another member of the Mo family was born with blue eyes, a tragic fate could be foreseen for him.”
“Blue eyes? Surname Mo?” Su Su clutched Ao Tian’s sleeves, anxiously asked, “Is it the Uncle Mo of Uncle Lou’s home?”
Uncle Mo’s pair of blue eyes was really beautiful, she loved staring at those eyes when she was a child, after realising that this issue was related to Uncle Mo, Su Su became slightly anxious, “Uncle Ao continue speaking, continue speaking.”
“The Mo family had three children in the generation that year, Mo Yuan’s father Mo Zhe, Mo Bai, and the Mo family’s youngest daughter, Mo Sang. Mo Bai, because of his blue eyes, lived very miserably in the Mo family, later on he escaped from the Mo family, if Lou Xi Yan had not taken him in, he would either have died outside or be forcefully taken back, at that time the Mo family’s daughter Mo Sang had a deep bond with her second brother Mo Bai, she could not bear the indifferent attitude and aloofness of the Mo family, after Mo Bai left, she too escaped, although Mo Sang is physically weak thus unable to do martial arts but her ability to utilise the art of poison is extremely superior, then she was viewed fondly by my master the Ghost doctor, unfortunately, people of the Mo family all tend to be aloof, Mo Sang did not want to become my master’s disciple, due to master’s regrets of losing the chance to make Mo Sang his disciple, he decided to accept Qing Feng as his disciple later on. After many years had past since Mo Sang escaped, she finally lived permanently on an island, that island is called the Wolf Island. As for the details, it would require a person from the Mo family to clarify.”
“So that was what happened.” If this island had previously belonged to Mo Sang, then it was not surprising that Mo Yuan said this island belonged to the Mo family.
“Wait!” Su Su stared at Uncle Ao with a strange expression and asked, “Then this would mean, Ah Nuan……is Mo Yuan’s……Biao Mei (younger maternal female cousin)?!”
In her mind, an image of Sang Nuan blushing and smiling as she calls “Biao Ge” (older maternal male cousin), Mo Yuan’s pair of dark eyes staring at Sang Nuan, gently calls “Biao Mei”, Su Su suddenly felt goosebumps all over her body.
“Yes or no, you can ask him yourself.” Finished speaking, Ao Tian rose his hand, a gust of wind rushed toward the wooden door, the door was immediately pushed open, a dark shadow figure was silently standing at the door.
“Mo Yuan?! When did you come……” Under the dim light of the night, that person stood in the shadows, his expression unable to be seen clearly however, that calm appearance did not seems to have the embarrassment of eavesdropping on other people’s conversations.
“When you were discussing about how many roasted chicken and fishes.”
That cold voice of his could be clearly heard by Su Su, it sounds mocking no matter what, well, it was true that they were being presumptuous about other people’s affairs in the first place, Su Su feeling slightly guilty, asked, “Why did you not say anything?”
Mo Yuan laughed for once, “You mean, that if I said something, you will stop asking? Or will Lord Ao stop speaking?”
Su Su was unable to refute and decided to shut up.
Unfortunately someone was consistently arrognant, Ao Tian’s low and deep voice replied unhurriedly. “No.”
Mo Yuan stood alone outside the door, the night breeze blowing his black coloured cloak, causing him to appear to sway slightly, Su Su felt that she tightly locked in someone’s gaze, this gaze seems different from the usual coldness, it causes her to have difficulty moving, Su Su attempts to break the weird atmosphere by chuckling and saying, “Do you want to eat roasted chicken?”
Mo Yuan actually turned his gaze towards the roasted chicken on the table, only to see a left chicken bones and meat residues remaining. Su Su twitched her lips, to be courteous to people like Mo Yuan would only invite trouble. Hence Su Su decided to obediently hide beside Uncle Ao and clean up the left over bones, anyway it was Uncle Ao who revealed his family’s secrets, not her.
Su Su had yet to be pleased with herself internally when Mo Yuan’s colder than usual voice rang out, “You come out, I have something to say to you.”
Su Su’s hand that was wrapping the banana leaves stopped abruptly, he wants to settle scores so soon?! Su Su had a pained expression, Ao Tian felt like laughing as he patted her head and said, “Go, he cannot eat you up anyway, also, remember two roasted chicken and one grilled fish tomorrow.”
Su Su nose sniffed, secretly decided that tomorrow other eating chicken drumsticks, she would also eat the chicken wings! But that was tomorrow’s matter, thus she could only resign to her fate and follow out.
Ao Tian stared at the two silhouettes walking further and further away, looking thoughtful, he had met Mo Yuan twice previously, then he was not like now, emotionless as though he would vanish anytime, determine and resolute, totally different in front of Su Su, was this a good or a bad thing? Thinking of the Mo family standing behind Mo Yuan, Ao Tian’s brows wrinkled more tightly.
Following Mo Yuan a few steps behind, Su Su could not withstand her curiosity and asked, “Is Ah Nuan really your Biao Mei?”
Mo Yuan ignored her, not denying would means that he admits, Su Su decides to stop harping on this question and continued to ask, “Since Ah Nuan is your cousin and your family also knows that the Ling Shi is on this island, why did you people come now and not earlier?”
Mo Yuan finally stopped walking and stood opposite her, as Su Su stared at him with a pair of clear bright eyes, Mo Yuan did not give a perfunctory response, “Two months ago, the Mo family received a letter from the Wolf Island, it was a handwritten letter by my paternal aunt. She had already passed away sixteen years ago, she did not forgive the Mo family for their heartlessness even at her deathbed, she wrote the letter prior to her death just to give her children a leeway in the event that their lives are in danger, this was because she knew how much the Ling Shi means for the Mo family, as long as there is information about the whereabouts of the Ling Shi, the Mo family can accept any conditions.”
Su Su felt a sense of dejection in her heart, when she heard the clan elder mentioning “Hua Xu Zhi Mo” during her childhood, she had the impression that they were legendary and mysterious, she had once idolized them in her heart, however, after listening to Uncle Ao’s and Mo Yuan’s words, recalling the time when she first saw Mo Yuan, his pair of eyes that was dead-like, suddenly she started to have a sense of loathing towards the Mo family. Seemingly to have recall something, Su Su asked, “What you said this afternoon, wanting me to return alongside you to the Mo estate, is it because of the Ling Shi?”
Mo Yuan has long accustomed to Su Su’s astuteness, and did not bother to beat around the bushes, “In the Mo family’s ancient records, the shape of the holy relic was never mentioned, in the past all of us always thought that the ancient relic is that piece of Ling Shi, never have we thought that inside the Ling Shi hid a secret object. That piece of Ling Shi remained the same for a thousand years yet it shattered in your hands, thus there must be a reason for it, hence, I want to bring you to the Mo family once.” The Mo family’s ancient relic has an unique aura. When they retrieved the stone from the cave previously, he could not sense any unique aura, then he thought that that thing was not the Ling Shi, until the stone was shattered by Su Su, rich aura overflowed, only then he was sure that the purple Bagua was the ancient relic.
She did not care about the reason, she was more concerned of the ending! A fox-like smirk started to appear, Su Su replied, “Want me to go, not that I can’t, but I have conditions.”
Mo Yuan directed his gaze to her and Su Su did not bother to keep him in suspense, she frankly said, “I want you to fully support me, after winning Tan Tai Ye Lie, I will go with you to the Mo estate.”
“Is this considered blackmailing?” Mo Yuan’s eyes was already dark in colour, under the dim light of the night, it was even more black, making it even harder to read.
Su Su laughed as though as she was not afraid of death, “Obviously.” He was the one asking for help now, their relationship was not exactly considered friendship, why would she be courteous instead of using coercion!
Su Su’s rogue-like expression as though this was to be expected, she looked at Mo Yuan who was speechless at the moment, Su Su beamed as she waited for his compromise, Mo Yuan looked away and replied coldly, “Don’t you already have a plan, as well as Ao Master’s assistance, for what do you still need my help.”
Su Su shook her head, her teasing expression faded, she spoke with a low voice, “Tan Tai Ye Lie is not so simple.” If he was so easy to deal with , how could he have became a general at such a young age, and to bear this four words title “Tian Zong Qi Cai” (heaven sent rare talent). To deal with this kind of people, she alone was insufficient, she previously had only hoped that Mo Yuan would casually help slightly, now that she knows his true identity, she definitely would not give up the chance of having such a powerful assistance. A Lord of Hua Xu Zhi Mo could not possibly only know how to set these few spells, she did not forget the scarlet falcon and the ones who were communicating with Mo Yuan were not far away.
When she’s thinking, her eyes would solely stare at a point, the edge of her lips slightly curved upwards, Mo Yuan realised that when she’s not smiling, she has an ability that prevents people from turning their gaze away from her, perhaps Mo Yuan’s gaze was too obvious, Su Su suddenly looked up and stared at him, abruptly falling into the gaze of a pair of amber coloured eyes, Mo Yuan felt that his chest was slightly uncomfortable, there was a strange sensation. (T/N: boy you are falling in love)
Hence, Su Su only saw Mo Yuan staring at her for a while, frowned and then……turned his body and walked away?
Su Su stared at the silhouette walking further and further away, stunned for a moment, when she recovered from her daze, Su Su called out, “Hey? Can you reply with something like you agree or disagree?”
The figure in front appears to not have heard her, instead walked even more quickly. Su Su clenched her teeth and chased. When Mo Yuan opened the door, Su Su was ready to enter as well, Mo Yuan suddenly turned around and said with a cold voice, “Why are you entering as well?”
“I……” Su Su coughed softly and replied, “I returned to pack some stuff, can’t I?”
“Aren’t you living with Ah Nuan? Why would your stuff be here?” (T/N I smell vinegar…:P)
The next moment the door slammed in front of Su Su’s face with a ‘bang’ sound, fortunately she did not follow closely, else her nose would have been ruined, Su Su subconsciously touched her own nose, what was wrong with this person, slamming the door without a reason? Or was it because he was angry? But what was he angry for? Angry because she blackmailed him? Carefully thinking about what Mo Yuan had just said, Su Su’s eyes opened wide……so, he was angry that she said she lives with Ah Nuan?
Su Su clasped her forehead, feeling extremely exasperated, no one told her that the young master of the mysterious, dignified and seemingly otherworldly Mo family mentioned by clan elder, was such a petty person?!
End of the Chapter
∼Hi! Hope that you guys enjoyed part 2, this chapter is very long and filled with difficult idioms I have never encountered, I had to figure out what it meant from Google, Chinese websites and friends. Since school has started, I would only be translating a chapter further back!-Serena∼∼