The two walked side by side to the lake. Mo Tian Ji took out a small jug of wine and said, "Tian Ji Wine is brewed by me. While it is not comparable to the good wine that you usually drink, it holds my sincerity!"
"Thank you!" Chu Yang thought to himself: In the previous life, your Tian Ji Wine always came in big jars. Today, you only took out a little bit, and you're acting as if it's painful for you to share.
"Xiao Wu is my biological sister!" Mo Tian Ji slowly sat down. He looked at the lake and, at length, he said, "When Xiao Wu was born, our mother's condition was not too good. She was bedridden. On the other hand, the Mo clan was in a period of great growth. It was internally chaotic and had many external enemies. Father was overwhelmed; even our eldest brother was helping with some of the issues..."
"Therefore, I had to cajole, tell stories, and play with her every day. Brother Chu, do you know that my little sister... Her first words were 'Second brother!' Mo Tian Ji smiled warmly and proudly, "Each time I hear Xiao Wu's sweet voice calling me 'Second brother', I feel so proud and happy..."
"My mother was sick for three years; during those three years, she barely left my side."
"Xiao Wu... is my treasure!"
"When Xiao Wu turned three, she showed great potential in martial arts. Because of this, the clan found out that Xiao Wu had the rare Three Yin Meridian, a heaven sent talent!" Mo Tian Ji reminisced and chuckled, "That year, I was thirteen and drank wine for the first time. I was so happy for Xiao Wu and got very drunk... my father got angry and gave me a severe beating."
"The heaven-sent Three Yin Meridian immediately proved that Xiao Wu's life would never be ordinary. Plus, even with her future marriage, the clan would respect her personal wishes. In essence, she could have anything she wants!"
Mo Tian Ji smiled and continued, "You know, for the big clans like ours, a woman's happiness depends on the arrangements made by her family. Xiao Wu would not have to suffer in love like that. For a woman, this is the greatest joy in life!"
"I truly hope that my sister can live the joyous life that she dreams of and become the happiest bride in all of the Nine Heavens! In fact, I plan to send out invitations to all of the Nine Heavens for her wedding day!"
"I want all of the people of the Nine Heavens to come to my little sister's wedding! I want everyone to give her their well wishes! That way, all of the happiness in the world would be hers! All for Xiao Wu!"
Mo Tian Ji's voice was low, but it seemed to be screaming from the depth of his soul. It as if all of his life's dreams were just for his little sister. But, at this time, it also revealed his helplessness...
Chu Yang was moved!
He had expected that Mo Tian Ji loved and cared for Mo Qing Wu, but he did not think it was to this level! This deep love between brother and sister surpassed anyone's imagination.
No wonder, even though Mo Tian Ji and I were so close in the previous life, he still wanted to kill me! It is because in the heart of this Master of Calculation and Manipulation, the whole world is not as important as his little sister!
I can't blame Mo Tian Ji for sending three King level masters to deal with me. That was the maximum strength Mo Tian Ji could mobilize at the time...
As for the ones that came before them... Mo Tian Ji probably released my information to everyone so they could come for my funeral? Did that count as a last kind gesture for our brotherhood? If he wanted to deal with me, one King level master would have enough. Why did so many people have to die?
The edge of Chu Yang's mouth twitched revealing a bitter smile. The past was gone, and now he could only guess as to what happened...
"Brother Chu, do you understand my feelings?" Mo Tian Ji said slowly, "Three Yin Meridian! Three Yin Meridian! Damn the Hei Mo people! They destroyed my little sister's Three Yin Meridian! I can't believe they are so vicious!"
"Once the Three Yin Meridian is destroyed, my little sister's future is essentially destroyed with it!" Mo Tian Ji's head drop, "The Mo clan values strength above all else. Outsiders cannot imagine the cruelty behind it! Once the clan knows about this, it would be difficult for Xiao Wu to keep her current status! And I am only a lowly ranking member of the clan right now..."
"What's more, my eldest brother will surely try to worsen the situation!" Mo Tian Ji was seething when he spoke these words.
"Brother Chu, I am so powerless!" Mo Tian Ji slowly looked up. With his eyes looking at the distant sky, he muttered, "Do you know? I am currently praying that if the heavens could heal my little sister's Three Yin Meridian, I would die without any hesitation! I would die without a second thought!"
"I really want... really want to leave Xiao Wu here with you. I can see that you love her. But this is not a solution." Mo Tian Ji said painfully, "It is unfortunate, but you are currently too weak!"
Mo Tian Ji spoke... Chu Yang listened. He did not say a word, but his eyes burned in the night.
"Tomorrow morning, I will bring Xiao Wu back to the clan!" Mo Tian Ji took a deep breath, and let out a long sigh, "Brother Chu, thank you! In saving Xiao Wu, you have saved me, Mo Tian Ji!"
"I will not speak further of this. But, right now, I, Mo Tian Ji, promise you: If you ever run into trouble, just say the word, and I will mobilize the biggest force I can to help you!" Mo Tian Ji said sincerely, "This is a vow to you, to my heart, and to my conscience. In my entire life, I have never made a promise to anyone about anything. Not even to my wife!"
"My promise to you is the first in my life!"
Chu Yang remained solemn for a long time and then said suddenly, "Brother Mo, do you trust me?"
"As long as you say it, I will believe it." Mo Tian Ji chuckled.
"Brother Mo, you have given me a promise. I, Chu Yang, will also give you a promise right here!" Chu Yang took a deep breath and said, "Xiao Wu's injury, I definitely can... cure her! I am not sure how long it would take. It could be a few months or one or two years..."
Mo Tian Ji looked at him intently. A long time after, he smiled, "I believe you!"
"So I need you to protect Xiao Wu while I still don't have the ability to cure her yet!" Chu Yang said solemnly, "This is my only request!"
Mo Tian Ji frowned and stood up. He slowly walked back and forth. After a few rounds, he sighed and said, "Brother Chu, I am not going to lie to you... If you want me to maintain Xiao Wu's position in the clan as it was before... I can't do it!"
"Even my father would not be able to!"
"No one can doubt my love for Xiao Wu, but that is an enormous privilege bestowed by the clan. I currently... don't have that power yet." Mo Tian Ji's face was filled with pain, "I can only promise to protect her after she lost her original position! But I cannot help her keep that position!"
"Don't force me to declare war against your Mo clan!" Chu Yang said lightly, "If I find out that Xiao Wu suffered any grievances, I will make your Mo clan pay!"
"Brother Chu... What position do you have to speak these words?" Mo Tian Ji shook his head and smiled bitterly, "While I know that you love Xiao Wu, you are overstepping your limits with these words!"
Chu Yang smiled faintly and thought to himself: Mo Tian Ji, you might be willing to take risks for Qing Wu, but your love is not equal to mine. With such thoughts, Chu Yang felt a little proud.
From what Mo Tian Ji said, he could sense that confrontation with the Mo clan was inevitable. Currently, Chu Yang could only hope that the Mo clan would not go too far!
He stood up and took Mo Tian Ji's jug of Tian Ji Wine. Then he uncorked it and gulped it all down. Finally, he tossed it into the lake making ripples on the lake's surface. Chu Yang's heart felt open and free!
These words of Mo Tian Ji had removed the knots in Chu Yang's heart!
In his past life, he died from Mo Tian Ji's calculations. Chu Yang had always thought that his best friend betrayed him, and that had stifled his heart.
Chu Yang valued friendship greatly! He did not have many friends; Mo Tian Ji used to be the only one!
Therefore, he could not easily forgive Mo Tian Ji's betrayal!
But currently, Chu Yang no longer blamed him!
He is willing to give up his own life because of Mo Qing Wu. Plus, he is also her older brother. Should he not take revenge on the person who caused his sister's death?
He should! He absolutely should!
In fact, Chu Yang was certain that if he knew the truth in the previous life and Mo Tian Ji asked him to kill himself to repent... he would not hesitate to commit suicide!
The two followed the edge of the lake and walked back. Mo Tian Ji's composure had been completely restored. He never had such a blunder in front of so many people like this.
Mo Cheng Yu's face was full of guilt with his head drooped.
"Second elder brother, quickly come and see this! Whoa... This saber is a gift to me from Brother Chu Yang." Mo Qing Wu joyfully held out Dreaming of a Gentle Dance Saber. Her little short legs continued to move toward them. Having something good, she naturally wanted to show it off to her loved ones...
"A saber Chu Yang gave you?" Mo Tian Ji looked at Chu Yang with some doubt. He received the saber and frowned after feeling it, "So light?"
Suddenly, his eyes flashed, and he looked up at Chu Yang, "Red Cloud Steel?"
"How did you know?" Gu Du Xing was not satisfied. When the rest of them saw the saber, none were able to recognize this right away. Mo Tian Ji did not even pull out the saber, and was able to figure it out form looking at the tattered scabbard. Was he really that intelligent?
"Is it a difficult thing? The saber is light like this, and it is clearly not made of wood. Brother Chu loves Xiao Wu so much; he would naturally not give her anything ordinary." Mo Tian Ji said casually, "Xiao Wu has already seen many valuable items at the Mo clan; what has she not seen? To make her like it that much, it must be a very rare item."
"Xiao Wu loves the color red."
"The most important thing was the moment Xiao Wu brought out the saber; there was clearly a look of envy in Brother Dong's eyes."
Mo Tian Ji continued, "A saber that could make the second young master of the Dark Saber clan envious..."
"A saber that could gain Xiao Wu's love..."
"A saber that Chu Yang would give to Xiao Wu..."
"A saber so light like this..."
Mo Tian Ji smiled and looked at Gu Du Xing, "Well, Brother Gu?"
Gu Du Xing took a step back and raised his hands in surrender. He replied with a pained smile, "You are amazing... Don't talk to me anymore!"