Chapter 26: Second Time in the Bridal Chamber
A mere few days had passed;
Yuan Ji was now sitting in a bridal chamber just like three months ago except that this time the bride was the Goddess Fairy Ye Chengxi, one of the four greatest beauties in the Nine Celestial Fraternity.
She was also known as Sword Saintess Ye Chengxi, protégé sect leader of the Orthodox Sect and the senior sister to Shangguan Yan.
But to Yuan Ji, she was his Chengxi, his core protégé that he had appointed to take over the Orthodox Sword Sect while he was away.
Today everyone in the Emperor Hall Sect was in a jovial mood except for one unhappy person.
And the one unhappy person was actually Yuan Ji himself.
It was because he was now ‘forced’ to take Fairy Ye Chengxi as his consort after all his excuses were nuked by her threat to end her life.
And it was not only Fairy Ye Chengxi who was now giving him the headache.
He had thought that Shangguan Yan had his old self in his heart and he had consummated his unison with her because he was touched by her. But it turned out that it was not what he was expecting.
In fact, it was impossible for him to back off from them because he had already taken them.
“Heavens, why are you torturing me with this twist of fate?!” Yuan Ji cried out silently.
“Chengxi will never forgive me if she knows that I’m her old master…and I will lose all my cumulated respect in her eyes…I cannot allow this to happen…”
All of a sudden his thoughts were interrupted by Fairy Ye Chengxi who was saying shyly to him, “Brother Yuan Ji, why aren’t you taking my bridal veil off?”
Yuan Ji was smiling bitterly now. To take off her bridal veil would mean they had to consummate their unison next…
Yuan Ji sighed heavily, “Chengxi, I know that you have no choice but to marry me. You can still back off now. I don’t blame you…”
Fairy Ye Chengxi had suddenly removed her bridal veil and was staring at him with her heavenly face, “I don’t regret. Do you?”
Yuan Ji rolled his eyes and replied sheepishly, “Of course I don’t. I’m only concern about your future happiness.”
“My future happiness? My future happiness is at this moment and is now in your hands.” She replied quietly.
Yuan Ji: …
“Weird. You don’t seem to be so happy today.” Fairy Ye Chengxi bit her lips shyly.
Yuan Ji laughed weakly, “Of course I am happy. Can’t you see that I’m really happy today?”
Fairy Ye Chengxi lowered her glances, “I really can’t tell. Why don’t you prove it to me?”
Yuan Ji: …
He was thinking weakly, “Is she trying to seduce me?”
“Then what are you waiting for, Brother Yuan Ji?” Fairy Ye Chengxi looked away shyly. “And what are you thinking now?”
Yuan Ji was smiling bitterly. What was he thinking now?
He was thinking, “I cannot be Yuan Ji forever. One of these days, I will storm Xue Qianxue’s celestial clan and get the remedy to regrow my beautiful beard. Then I will be Ji Yuan again, a saint of great renown in the Desolate Celestial Fraternity and my beautiful beard will once again see the light of the day.”
“Do you not like me?” Fairy Ye Chengxi had suddenly turned her heavenly gaze on Yuan Ji, causing him to tremble lightly.
Drawn by her heavenly looks and melancholy voice, Yuan Ji found himself muttering. “I like…”
He was suddenly startled as he cursed himself silently. “What are you saying? This like is not the same as that like. Chengxi is your precious disciple and not your woman…”
“Then take me today.” Fairy Ye Chengxi looked at him with pleading eyes.
Yuan Ji found himself holding onto her shoulders with trembling fingers as he cursed himself silently, “But she is already your woman. As a man, you got to take responsibility. She is now asking you to take her. How can you be so heartless as to reject her?”
Gathering all his willpower, Yuan Ji rejected his inner demons and sighed softly. “Chengxi, I’ve many powerful enemies. It is not that I don’t wish to take you. It is just that I’m a lowly cultivator and not worthy of your love. I may die anytime one day.”
Inner Demon: 0
Yuan Ji’s Pure Heart: 1
Fairy Ye Chengxi asked curiously, “Who are your enemies? I can help.”
Yuan Ji smiled bitterly. “My enemies are more powerful than the four elders of the Emperor Hall Sect. You won’t be able to help.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi smiled gently, “If you are no longer around, I will not want to live too.”
Yuan Ji: …
“Don’t say that. You are a golden celestial now and a half-step immortal. Your lifespan is still long. With some luck, you may even become a seventh realm great saintess in the future and take the last leap and ascended as a true immortal.” Yuan Ji said weakly.
“You must always remember that failures are a norm and the tribulations are needed for your final ascension. No one is going to have it any easier than you do. Therefore you must hold on to your life and struggle to live. You mustn’t talk about ending your life so recklessly.”
There were tears in Fairy Ye Chengxi’s eyes now as she listened.
“Chengxi, what’s wrong? Why are you crying?” Yuan Ji was startled.
“My old master used to tell me the same but he is no longer around now.” Fairy Ye Chengxi said with wet tears on her cheeks.
Yuan Ji: …
When Fairy Ye Chengxi was woeful, it was like the heavens were in tears and it would cause the hearts of men to grow soft.
And Yuan Ji was no exception to her charms.
He was suddenly stammering, “Chengxi, don’t cry anymore.”
But Fairy Ye Chengxi continued to weep silently and her tears were dripping down her cheeks in a woeful expression as she looked at Yuan Ji.
“What must I do to make you stop crying?” Yuan Ji was panicking now.
Fairy Ye Chengxi said woefully, “Today is supposed to be the happiest day of my life. I’m supposed to be the luckiest maiden and happiest maiden today. But it seems that this is not the case.”
She did not tell him that she had already known that Yuan Ji was her old master and it was actually her old master that she had always loved in her heart. Because that relationship was a barrier that she did not want to shatter lest her old master would expel her from the sect.
But now, she had another opportunity because her old master had pretended to be another person and did not know that she already knew who he was. And today was supposed to be the happiest day of her life because she could finally be with the man that she had always wanted to be with.
She knew that her old master was probably struggling with his inner demons now and was purposely trying to turn her away without hurting her.
So she said, “If you can accept my Sister Yan’Er, why can’t you accept me?”
Yuan Ji was suddenly startled as he muttered, “If I can accept Yan’Er, why can’t I accept Chengxi?”
His inner demons were suddenly struggling inside him;
“She is right.”
“Yan’Er is also my disciple…”
“If I can accept Yan’Er, why can’t I accept Chengxi?”
“I actually have already taken Chengxi…”
“So what am I waiting for now?”
Yuan Ji did not realize that Fairy Ye Chengxi had accidentally let slip of the fact that she knew what he was hesitating about.
If he had thought further about it then he would find out that she had another meaning in her words.
He was left staring at her heavenly countenance, not knowing what to do.
Of course Fairy Ye Chengxi was not going to make the first move because she was too shy for it. But she said quietly, “I know what you like. We can do that again if you want do. Chengxi will not resist. Chengxi is willing and happy to do it every day with my lord.”
Yuan Ji was not a complete idiot. He knew that she was referring to that day.
And that day, he was having a lot of erotic delusions. So which one was she talking about?
Inner Demon: 1
Yuan Ji’s Pure Heart: 0
His inner demon had won over him and he had suddenly throwing himself at Fairy Ye Chengxi. This was the only way that he could find out.
A short while later, Yuan Ji had finally realized the truth much to his stunned horror.
“Chengxi, you’re a pure maiden?! Why did you lie to me?!”
“Does it matter now?” Fairy Ye Chengxi asked innocently. Then she was smiling with great shyness, “Brother Yuan Ji, do you want to stop halfway now?”
“No…” Yuan Ji replied sheepishly.
“Then…let’s continue…” Fairy Ye Chengxi shyly said.
She was now flustered and like a beautiful blooming flower and her fragrance was irresistible.
Yuan Ji cursed himself as he looked at the lovely body of Fairy Ye Chengxi. Like Shangguan Yan, her body was silky smooth and was a one in a million.
Inner Demon: 1
Yuan Ji’s Pure Heart: 0
“Tonight, I will be Yuan Ji and not Ji Yuan…please forgives me Chengxi…”