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这穿越方式绝逼不对！Chapter zero eight six – Nonsense
“Huo Lingyun, rather than wasting your energy trying to take revenge for a dead person, how about spending it on your illegitimate child who is still alive?”
Since Shui Ruoshan has decided to ‘stop being friendly’, he naturally don’t have to hold back.
“What do you mean?”
Huo Lingyun stopped on his track to capture Yin Suye, then with a stunned look he turned to stare at Shui Ruoshan who uttered a reminder that sounded threatening. The expression on his face keep changing until it finally settled as malice. No matter if this child really knew some insider’s information or just casually saying it, he(SRS) couldn’t be left alive. He(HLY) will definitely not leave any of his secrets in anyone’s hand! Especially a secret that would cause his relationship with his family to become irreparable!
“I just want to discuss with you regarding your illegitimate child!”
Shui Ruoshan lightly squinted his eyes, revealing a malicious smile. He felt like he didn’t agitate Huo Lingyun enough so he deliberately emphasized the word ‘illegitimate child’ again.
“If you continue to talk nonsense like this, don’t blame me for not being polite to you!”
Huo Lingyun obviously showed a great reaction to that word but he tried to control the expression on his face so that other people can’t see what’s wrong with him. Actually, illegitimate child is not something unusual in the upper class circle. But this is the topic that he is most unwilling to talk about. Especially in front of Yin Ming, he felt more guilty.
“Have you ever been polite to me?” There was a light smile on Shui Ruoshan’s face, but it was all irony and despise in his eyes. “Moreover, I don’t need you to be polite to me!”
And if you continue down this flow, the next sentence should be ‘Be careful that I’ll sue you for defamation!’ instead. One have to say, it’s scary to have no culture!
Huo Lingyun never thought that someone would ‘hit’1 his face in public. Without even thinking, he attacked Shui Ruoshan. At that moment, he just wants to give this little child an unforgettable lesson for daring to provoke him in public.
Yin Suye naturally will not let Huo Lingyun harm Shui Ruoshan, and moved the little guy in his arms a little bit to the side. The long sword in his hand immediately struck out horizontally to block Huo Lingyun’s attack. Both power force clashed in the air and sparkles flew out from the friction…
Remembering that the little guy mentioned that he(SRS) will take care of Huo Lingyun, Yin Suye took back a portion of his force. He just waved the sword in his hand, and gently swept toward Huo Lingyun, easily forcing the other people back.
“Yin Suye, how could you become so powerful?!”
Huo Lingyun felt that no vocabulary now could describe his inner shock. He actually couldn’t withstand even one attack from Yin Suye?! If Yin Suye didn’t really use his real strength just now and only probing him, just that move alone could also cause him to be seriously injured if it doesn’t immediately kill him. At this moment, he(HLY) finally noticed the horrors in the eyes of the people from Yin family. And that complicated fearful look when they looked at Yin Suye! His heart gave a ‘thump’, he wouldn’t unknowingly stepped into a trap, right? Especially when he saw Yin Family’s ancestor lying stiffly on the cold ground, the feeling of uneasiness became stronger in his heart. If he didn’t come to the Yin residence today, he probably wouldn’t know that the level 9 Imperial stage strong powerhouse has silently passed away like this.
Judging from the current situation, the person who caused it is most likely Yin Suye! Thinking about this, Huo Lingyun could feel his forehead covered in cold sweats all of a sudden! Just that in the next second, he rejected this completely unrealistic speculation in his heart! Just by Yin Suye this young man of only 22 years old, he could finish off the level 9 Imperial stage ancestor from the Yin family? This is definitely the funniest joke in the world!
But Huo Lingyun couldn’t relax even a bit in his heart because if these were not caused by Yin Suye, then who is the main culprit who made such a horrible scene? Is this a conspiracy made specifically for the Huo Family? Soon, Huo Lingyun rejected his guess again. No one will be willing to sacrifice a level 9 Imperial stage powerhouse just to lay a trap. Because it is not worth the loss! Excluding this and that, Huo Lingyun couldn’t figure out anything possible (to explain the current situation).
“At this moment, I think you shouldn’t care about Yin Suye’s strength but your flickering safety instead!”
Shui Ruoshan raised his head from Yin Suye’s arms, then looked at the pale-looking Huo Lingyun and at Yin Wushuang who was still groaning in pain on the ground; a meaningful reminder.
“I only have a daughter, Huo Ruyan. I don’t have any illegitimate child at all!”
Huo Lingyun naturally saw what Shui Ruoshan indicated but he will never open his mouth regarding this matter.
“Is Yin Wushuang not your illegitimate child with Qian Youyan?”
Seeing that the man is still denying it, Shui Ruoshan decided to go straight to the point and revealed the truth. At the same time, he deliberately pretended to be innocent and naive, starting the ‘children’s words carry no harm’ mode and said what he knew in a natural way.
Qian Youyan is Yin Ming’s current wife, Yin Wushuang’s mother, and also Huo Lingyun’s childhood friend plus secret lover. Huo Lingyun is a very ambitious person, he wanted the hold the power of the Capital in his hand, so he naturally won’t tolerate having other forces that could go against the Huo Family to exist. Towards the Yin Family who has the similar senior dukedom, it is obvious that it is also one of his target. So from a long time ago, he has already begun laying out plans and arrangements.
And so, in order to help Huo Lingyun achieve his target, Qian Youyan took the initiative to seduce Yin Ming. Then took her child that should have been Huo Lingyun’s and hers to become Yin Ming’s son. Qian Youyan felt that as long as Yin Wushuang could occupy the seat of the head of family, to a certain extent it would mean that the Huo Family has a complete control of the Yin Family.
This plot is one of the most important foreshadow in [The Strongest King in History], and at the same time an important turning point for further development of the story at the later part. That time when he was creating the story, Shui Ruoshan felt that the reader may feel dissatisfied with his sudden turning point, so he placed enough tips and clues in the previous chapters. Just so that people won’t feel it’s too sudden when the truth is uncovered.
For example, the reason why the Huo Family linked with the Yin Family through marriage2, other than wanting to become closer, was because he wanted to control Yin Suye through Huo Ruyan and achieve his wish to control the Yin Family.
Another example is when the Huo Family realized that Yin Suye no longer has any value to be used, they didn’t request to change the marriage partner from Yin Suye to Yin Wushuang but chose to cancel all together. That is because the people from Huo Family knew about Yin Wushuang’s identity, naturally won’t let them brother and sister to get married.
There were other similar clues in the novel but unfortunately it couldn’t be used now because he has already disrupted the plot and many things won’t be happening now. Thinking of this, Shui Ruoshan suddenly recalled back the time when a lot of readers ranted about the background setting in his novel. They said that his Capital was written according to the Forbidden City and yet, the power management was set up in a western way. They asked him to change it because it was an unreasonable use of the merger between China and the West. Towards this, Shui Ruoshan very aloofly, coolly, and nobly replied : The novel’s background is fictional parallel world. Fictional means everything is possible, and parallel naturally means there would be things different from Earth. So if you saw anything strange, don’t make a fuss, that is reasonable!
“I don’t understand what you mean by this?”
Huo Lingyun never expect that this child that he didn’t put in his eyes would be able to reveal his(HLY) secret out so accurately. This really caused him to put his guard up! This is also why he didn’t immediately find out that Yin Wushuang was injured when he first arrived to the Yin Residence. Because he doesn’t dare to express too much concern towards Yin Wushuang, afraid that other people might be suspicious and expose both Qian Youyan and Yin Wushuang’s existence!
“I mean if you still don’t go and care for your illegitimate child, he might turn into a waste!”
Shui Ruoshan threw a glance at the sorry-looking Yin Wushuang while reminding him(HLY). He(SRS) is very clear of Yin Suye’s strength, so Yin Wushuang must already been wasted. But the others don’t know about this so he could use this chance to test Huo Lingyun and force him to reveal his secret. Actually, it’s alright even if Huo Lingyun didn’t reveal his secret, he(SRS) has other methods to use anyway!
“Who is Huo Lingyun’s illegitimate son?”
Yin Ming originally thought after he threw away the hot potato Yin Suye, he would be able to safely watch by the side the battle between Yin Suye and Huo Lingyun. At the same time, he did wonder if it’s possible wait until both side suffered losses and he could get a little benefit from it. But listening to the conversation between them, Yin Ming felt something is wrong the more he listened until he heard an information that shocked him to his core, he couldn’t help asking the question to confirm what he has heard.
The corner of Shui Ruoshan’s mouth curved up evilly, simply replied with a very confirmed answer. When he prepared to deal with Huo Lingyun, he didn’t forget about Yin Ming!
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