After they had exchanged their vows on the empty seashore, the two people separated with joy.
Ye Cang was the war god in the demon realm and was also the strongest of the six realms. The demon clan had always respected the strong. Even if he was not their emperor, he still had a greater appeal to that of their emperor. Although it was difficult to order the demons to retreat to the demon realm, it was not impossible.
On the immortal realm side, Gu Bai at that time thought that he was originally rejected by the immortal people. If he was used to exchanging for the peace of the immortal realm, this kind of win-win situation would not be stopped, and his master would certainly help him achieve his goal, but he overestimated his understanding of the immortal people.
When he returned to the immortal realm from the empty seashore, he had yet to tell the story to Yin Li when he was captured and bound by the immortal soldiers, who were led by the elders, to the main hall of the heavenly palace for a joint trial.
“Yin Baigu, for the face of the emperor, we usually would not restrict you and allow you to walk around audaciously in the heavenly palace. But we didn’t expect you to be so bold and collude with the demon clan. Really impudent!”
Several elders glared at him, and the immortals around them discussed it with each other. Everyone’s eyes and expressions were full of disdain and rejection.
He was not obliged to explain, as Ye Cang’s demonic qi left on him directly proved their relationship.
At that time, he did not understand why these people looked at him as if he had done something terribly wrong. He never harmed the immortal realm nor offended the people. He just liked a person. Why should he stand on public trial?
Even Yin Li looked at him and shook his fist. His ruthless complexion became even more ice-cold. In his eyes were complex emotions that he could not understand.
“Master, Baigu didn’t collude with the demons. Baigu has never done anything harmful to the immortal realm. Baigu just likes the war god, Ye Cang….”
He looked at Yin Li for help. Since the moment when he gained intelligence, he had been with Yin Li for thousands of years and experienced numerous difficulties and dangers. Yin Li was his master and his closest person.
His master cultivated the merciless sword, and his nature was cold and indifferent, but his master treated him differently. He regarded him as a person and treated him as an equal. He believed that the master would help him. Besides, he did nothing wrong.
But, at that time, he could not understand the meaning behind the complexity in Yin Li’s eyes. If he had understood it, he would not have continued asking for help like that.
He looked at Yin Li, and his eyes were full of eagerness to persuade him. “Master, don’t you always hope that the war between the immortals and demons will end? He is willing to let the soldiers from the demon clan retreat for me. Master can exchange Baigu for peace in the immortal realm…”
“Humph! How can we believe the words of the demon clan?!”
Without waiting for Yin Li to speak, an elder shouted and scolded loudly, and soon one after another, everyone began to go along with it.
Gu Bai did not know how to explain. After tens of thousands of years of the immortal demon war, no one would easily believe his words, and no one believed that Ye Cang would let the demons retreat for him.
He could only repeat it again and again, pale and helplessly shaking his head. He really did not understand why everyone did not believe him and did not even want to try.
If Ye Cang had deceived him and Gu Bai was handed to the demon realm, he would die. If Ye Cang did not deceive him, it would be a happy ending.
This doubt, which he did not realise until a short time later, was that the hatred the people in the immortal realm had for the demon realm was just that simple. It was no more than one thought that existed on the surface while another existed inside.
“Emperor, although the words of the demon clan are not credible, I have a plan. The reason why the demon realm has been deadlocked with us for so long is all because of the existence of Ye Cang. If Ye Cang can’t participate in the war, this war will be won. Since Ye Cang spied at Baigu-xianjun that night, it’s better to give the task to Baigu-xianjun….”
An immortal minister came out and suggested this, and once again everyone agreed with him. If they killed Ye Cang, the demons’ leader, afterwards, there would be nothing to worry about with the remaining demon clan.
“May the emperor regard the immortal realm as the most important thing, and send Baigu-xianjun to bring back the head of Ye Cang!”
All the immortal ministers knelt down and requested, but Yin Baigu himself was unwilling, so Yin Li could only control the situation.
Gu Bai looked at him and shook his head, his eyes pleading. If Yin Li really wanted to control him, he couldn’t resist, but he didn’t want Ye Cang to die.
“Let’s talk about it later. First, put Baigu-xianjun in the immortal prison…”
Confronting his gaze, Yin Li was silent for a long time before making a decision.
He let out a sigh of relief and showed gratitude towards Yin Li, thinking that Yin Li was helping him. That was his master, and he would support him. He was very happy.
So when he was detained, he didn’t see how obscure the emotion in Yin Li’s eyes was, nor did he notice the resentment in the eyes of Lu Yaoji beside him…
It was only during the battle between the immortal and demon realm when his body was controlled to join the battlefield, that he understood that he was truly foolish.
As a puppet person, even if he had high cultivation and a self-conscious soul, he could be controlled by other people.
As long as it was Yin Li’s idea, as long as they had the compass that was connected to his lifeline, anyone could control him.
He didn’t know who was controlling him, but he knew someone had stolen the compass from Yin Li.
The instinct in his body made him unable to resist. He was controlled to rush into the demon clan to kill like crazy.
Such provocative actions made the surrounding demons angry, and all besieged him, but then they were stunned by Ye Cang who had rushed over.
“Get out of here. If anyone dares to hurt him, don’t blame me, Ye Cang, for not recognising people!”
Gu Bai would never forget that moment when the man in armor came to him saddled on the back of the blood-soaked demonic Taotie, along with his halberd in his hand, reaping all the heads that had wanted to hurt him. He was not merciful even if they were the demon race.
“Shenjun, are you crazy? He’s from the immortal realm!”
All the demons looked at Ye Cang and couldn’t believe that their war god would fight against his own people for a mere man from the immortal realm.
But it turned out that Yin Baigu was more important than anything in the heart of the man. Even for this man, he became the object of rejection by the entire demon clan, and he still had to protect him.
“Don’t come, don’t come…”
At that moment, Gu Bai watched Ye Cang come to him, shaking his head, and there was an endless panic in his heart, tears forming at the corner of his eyes.
He was a puppet, the puppet would not cry, but at that moment, he clearly felt his eyes were blurred by the water mist.
No one knew how he felt when he uncontrollably stabbed his sword into Ye Cang’s body with his own hands.
As he looked at Ye Cang, and then looked down at the blood flowing from the other’s chest, he couldn’t utter a single word. He just felt that his heart was being cut piece by piece, and it was too painful to breathe.
Tears had already blurred his vision. He couldn’t see Ye Cang’s expression clearly, and he didn’t want to see it clearly. He was afraid, afraid of seeing what he didn’t want to see in the other’s eyes.
With blurry eyes, he felt that his forehead had been kissed, and the voice of Ye Cang rang in his ear, saying, “Don’t cry. Ben Jun doesn’t like it when you cry…”
At that moment, he wanted to lean into this man’s embrace.
But he couldn’t do that kind of thing. The only thing he could do was to watch his hands stabbing at the other mindlessly.
Without the war god’s intimidation, the immortal realm began to powerfully attack the demon clan and, as a result, the demon clan had a crushing defeat.
On the battlefield full of corpses and blood, he watched as the Taotie snatched Ye Cang as they left grievously and seriously injured with the remaining demons of the demon clan. The indescribable cold spread from the bottom of his heart to his limbs…
“Why did you do this…”
He looked back at Yin Li, who came to him, and asked in a trembling voice.
He didn’t care who controlled him, because whoever controlled him had to steal the compass from Yin Li, but Yin Li was the emperor of immortals. Without his acquiescence, who had the ability?
Yin Li didn’t speak, which was considered to be an admission by silence, and just stared at him with complicated eyes.
Gu Bai might not have understood it before, but at this moment, he understood it and understood more complex things than Yin Li himself showed.
He was not stupid, but his heart never been opened. In the eyes of Yin Li, he saw a lot of things. A lot of things had also been uncovered. The clear and bright heart suddenly changed at this moment…
He didn’t speak or ask again. He threw down his sword and departed quickly towards the seashore.
It was the quietest place in the immortal realm, and the place he visited the most. Whenever he was in a bad mood, he would always go there for a while.
He leaned against the big tree on the bank of the river, listening to the light sound of flowing water, as he stared at his trembling hands, dazed. There were still traces of blood belonging to Ye Cang.
“Baigu, do you know the nirvana method of the Feng clan?”
All of a sudden, he heard a familiar voice, Feng Siming’s.
There weren’t a lot of people he made friends within the entire realm of immortals. Feng Siming was one of them. They got to know each other when they were cultivating to become immortals. He had once saved Feng Siming’s life. The other had regarded him as a good friend and benefactor. It had been thousands of years since they became friends.
“Do you want to break free from the control of your puppet body? Maybe it can help you. My clan’s nirvana method can help you be reborn and, if you succeed, you can break free from the control of your puppet body, or you can even have your own flesh and blood…”
Feng Siming placed a jade slip onto his hand.
“Why help me?” He raised his head and stared at the other.
“You and I have been friends for thousands of years, and I owe you a favour…”
Feng Siming lowered his eyelids and concealed his eyes.
That day, he took over the jade slip and left with his head down, without letting Feng Siming, who raised his head, see the suddenly emerging violent emotions in his eyes.
It was true that Feng Siming owed him a favour, but Yin Li was his monarch.
There was a saying in the mortal world: If the emperor orders you to die, you have to die.
Unfortunately, he just happened to hear it before.
There were also records in the heavenly books: the method of the Feng clan, the use of a different tribe, the rebirth of Nirvana, the past that would be forgotten.
Unfortunately, he had stolen a glance…
Holding the jade slip tightly, his lonely eyes showed a hint of an ironic smile.
Title of the chapter arc: 第107章 终章之傀儡人（8）or Chapter 107: Puppets of the Final Chapter (8) (not accurate title of course)
Cat: I apologise for the long wait. Once again please give thanks to Evan and baobao for helping out and I hope you enjoy this chapter. We are not too far from the end so everyone hold onto your seats!