Chapter 503 – The Unvarying Heart
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The woman wrapped in white cloth simply stood there. If her face was not covered, one would see an extremely ugly face, her facial features completely twisted from her grin!
She did not stop Xinxia. She uttered a burst of cold laughter, and spoke with a disdainful tone, “My curse should have killed you, it seems like your soul is rather unique…”
Considering how the situation was now, the person in white cloth no longer cared if Xinxia was revealing the truth to everyone, as she had already won by eliminating the Fiery Sorceress, Jiang Feng. No one else could stop her from claiming possession of the Fire Calamity Fruit!
“She was devoured by the flames of the Fire Calamity; the Fire Calamity Fruit can’t actually help her fully recover, thus she could only forfeit her flesh, and attach her soul to a new life, living in her current form as we all are seeing…” Xinxia’s voice was soft, yet she had used the Psychic Spell to make sure that everyone could hear her.
“Who is she, then?” Zhao Yulin had already distanced himself from the person in white cloth. He pointed at the woman and said, “How did she know everything about Jiang Feng?”
Zhao Yulin was not an idiot. It went without saying that he had verified her identity.
The person in white cloth knew everything that had happened between him and his wife, even the little secrets that Zhao Yulin had never told anyone before.
“Psychic Element…she has the Psychic Element and the Curse Element!” Instead of Xinxia, Nanyu who was holding her spoke out.
The female Commander Nanyu was staring at the person in white cloth and said coldly, “She’s the Demoness whom the military has listed as wanted even today, the disgrace of the Dunhuang Military!”
The Demoness uttered a burst of sharp laughter. She was very surprised that someone actually knew her real identity. It had been more than ten years since someone had called her that.
“So someone still remembers me; I guess all my effort of trying to stay alive in this completely burned body has been worthwhile!”
“She’s a traitor of the Dunhuang Military whom we have listed as wanted for over ten years. We thought she was dead, but it turned out that she has been living in a different identity…” Nanyu had come all the way to Shanghai because she had found something that belonged to the Demoness under the Starry Tree.
However, she was not confident about it, but as it was related to the death of her most respected military instructor, hence she had decided to come and search for clues.
As a matter of fact, she did not expect this to happen. She was not suspicious toward the person in white cloth’s identity, and she never thought that the real Jiang Feng was actually the Fiery Sorceress.
Obviously, the Demoness who was adept with the Psychic Element and the Curse Element had learned everything about the Fiery Sorceress, including her memories, allowing her to live in Zhao Family using the disguise of Jiang Feng.
It would be fine if the woman had simply disguised herself as Jiang Feng and spent the rest of her life in peace. However, she had been planning all the things that had happened today, just so she could get a new life with the Fire Calamity Fruit.
When the Fire Calamity occurred, her plan was put into operation.
She knew Jiang Feng had turned into the Fiery Sorceress, and was protecting the Fire Calamity Fruit. Meanwhile, she knew that Jiang Feng absolutely missed her daughter, hence she had purposely brainwashed Chen Yi so the girl was determined to acquire the Fire Calamity Fruit…
As a matter of fact, if Chen Yi did not follow Mo Fan and the others to the Burning Valley, she would have personally brought her there for her plan to work, as the only weakness that the Fiery Sorceress had was Chen Yi!
Therefore, she had been waiting for many years, her plan being to let the daughter kill her own mother. Everyone who had now learned the truth shivered in fear. The cold penetrated their bones, to the extent that they were all having goosebumps.
“She saved your life when you were burned by the Fire Calamity, and tried all she could to sustain your life. Yet, you still set her up with such a vicious method. Your heart is that of a deadly snake or scorpion. No, you’re an actual snake or scorpion, who did not have any compassion!” Xinxia held her body that was placed under a curse a moment ago together, and swore at her furiously, trembling in anger.
Being ungrateful was already a beastly act, yet the Demoness had forced Fiery Sorceress’ daughter to stab her in the heart… twice!
When everyone was experiencing great sorrow, the woman was laughing instead… her sharp laughter was possibly the worst sound ever in this world. Even the person who was responsible for the stabs was suffering greatly.
The Fiery Sorceress had withdrawn the Dark Flame when Chen Yi stepped into her domain.
She was not willing to harm her daughter, even if it would cost her her life!
Even when the Breaking Profaner pierced through her heart, thus making her lose control of the Calamity Fire and it burst out from her body, she still used her hand to create a safe area, not allowing any flames to burn Chen Yi’s skin…
Everything that happened was not enough to earn the tiniest compassion from the Demoness. If she had the slightest kindness, none of this would have happened!
As such, Xinxia had scolded her right. The woman did not have the heart of snakes and scorpions, but she was one of them instead, which was hundreds or thousands of times scarier than the demon beasts!
An eye-astonishing ocean of flames, with space in the middle that was perfectly safe.
Chen Yi did recall something when she was very young. During a heavy rain, she was hiding in her mother’s hug. Her mother did not let a single drop of the icy rain fall on her child. She had never forgotten the warmth of her mother, thus she always wanted to do something for her mother who had suffered greatly.
However, things were not as she thought…
She had killed her with her own hands instead.
Toward the end of her mother’s life, her mother was still protecting her just as usual, not allowing her to receive any kind of injury.
Inside the space where there were no burning flames, Chen Yi knelt on her knees. Her great sorrow had turned into tremendous anger toward the Demoness!
“She’s…she’s still the same… she never changed…” Zhao Yulin seemed to have lost his mind, and was mumbling the same sentence over and over again.
A moment later, Zhao Yulin had told that to the person in white cloth, saying that she had changed.
She had told him that every human would change eventually, which gave Zhao Yulin great relief, as he too admitted that he had changed too.
However, he felt extremely shameful, with an urge to tear his ridiculous flesh to pieces!
The Jiang Feng whom he was familiar with had never changed. She had sacrificed herself for him to live.
And now, she was doing the same thing again.
She had suffered the torture of the burns, which forced her to forfeit her flesh. She had been living under an ancient tree alone for ten years. No matter how strong her power was now, her soul had never been contaminated.
Meanwhile, as Zhao Yulin looked at himself…
He was no different than the demon beasts!
When the Demoness urged Chen Yi to kill the Fiery Sorceress, if he had tried to stop her, he would have actually prevented this great disaster from taking place. He was completely blinded by personal interest!
“Fire Calamity Fruit, the Fire Calamity Fruit might still be able to save her life!” Zhao Yulin screamed as a thought crossed his mind.