OMF V2C128 Thirteen Days Are Enough

Xiao Dong examined Jing Yi’s expression. It seemed … quite thoughtful? Had he not told the story well enough? Or could it be that His Majesty’s beloved didn’t believe him? Well, he had to admit that the story had some questionable parts.

Like why had the king never married his senior martial brother if he loved him so much? His uncle hadn’t managed to tell him because his mother had interfered so he didn’t know about that. He knew even less why the king’s senior martial brother would have married some woman if he could have married the king. Wasn’t it said that the late king had been a devastating beauty? Why would anybody refuse to marry such a person?

Anyway, that wasn’t the point. “It really happened that way.” He might have left some things out but he hadn’t put even one word in there that wasn’t true! Continue reading

OMF V2C126 Not Really

Jing Yi went toward the courtyard where Xiao Dong and Shao Hai were normally training. He hesitated before turning the last corner though. What exactly should he ask? And how should he do it? Could he really just go over and … ask away?

He bit his lower lip. To be honest, he felt a little awkward imagining the scene. Although Xiao Dong hadn’t grown taller in the last five years since he got here and still looked the same as before, he knew that Xiao Dong was older than him. So … marriage probably wasn’t such a foreign thought to him? After all, with fifteen, people were old enough to marry. While he had only just reached that age, Xiao Dong had already passed it by several years. He should have thought about it a lot, right? Continue reading

OMF V2C125 That Is the Beloved of the Grandmaster’s Disciple

When Jing Yi woke up the next morning his thoughts jumped back to what had happened the day before. He couldn’t wait to ask Xiao Dong but a look outside showed that it was still early. This was normally the time when Shao Hai and Xiao Dong would train so rather than being a bother, he should go and do something useful.

Thus Jing Yi washed up, put the robe of the outer sect disciples on and went down to the first floor. Without hesitation, he walked to the storage room, took out a broom and proceeded to sweep the floor.

After a while, two other disciples came down the stairs. The first one yawned and passed by him without greeting like on any other day. The second one wanted to follow, stepped past Jing Yi and froze. Slowly, he turned back and took in what he saw: Jing Yi. A broom. An incredibly clean floor. Continue reading

OMF V2C123 Let Him Get Anxious

Bai Fen smiled when she saw that he was finally considering the real issue. “You’re making it too easy on him.”

“Huh?”

“That boy, he has grown up alone and, honestly, too pampered. He is … our only child so we wrapped him in cotton wool. Especially his father. Jing He … He didn’t know how to handle you in the beginning. Your approach was too forceful, too unrestrained. Someone like him who was always handled with special care wouldn’t know how to react. You scared him and he tried to retreat. He would have continued to do that if he wasn’t bound by our customs and the expectations he feels are placed on him. You only managed to wear his defenses down because you were so persistent.” Continue reading

OMF V2C121 Everyone Needs Advice Sometimes

The Gathering of Practitioners finally commenced but the initial excitement had died down. Somehow, the person that had originally been sure to get the first place had vanished.

The disciples that were left to fight felt glad but then couldn’t help but be disappointed as well. What good was it to win because the favorite had left on his own and didn’t bother about the fights anymore? Wouldn’t people just say that they had become lucky?

The most maddening was that their audience that had been eagerly awaiting the fights for weeks was now not even looking anymore. They just whispered amongst themselves, glancing over to the boy that the Grandmaster’s disciple had proposed to every now and then. All of them were wondering just how he had managed to make this peerless genius fall in love with him so thoroughly. Maybe they should go over and ask for relationship advice? Continue reading

OMF V2C119 Maybe It Wouldn’t Be Bad

Jin Ling kissed her but pulled away fast. “Alright, I’m afraid we can’t push it off any longer. I’ll go and talk to Yin Lin Lin and then try to take her with me immediately. That way, you won’t have to fear anything here. In fact, you might even be able to get a higher status. With your own hard work and nobody interfering, they won’t make things hard for you anymore.”

Tai Na nodded. “You’re right. As long as she isn’t around, the others probably won’t feel it to be necessary.” Continue reading

OMF V2C118 Venting Your Grievances for You

Jin Ling sat up and stared at the foot of the bed. He really wanted to give a sigh or maybe even curse out loud but then he would also have to explain that. He couldn’t be bothered to do that.

He turned to the side, his bare feet touching the ground and fished up his robe. He didn’t even bother to look at the woman behind him and silently put it on, getting up to go. Just when he had taken a single step, there was a tug on his sleeve.

Jin Ling closed his eyes, ready to utter a curse.

“Jin Ling … Are you leaving?” Continue reading

RMN C80 A Bright Melody

Mei Chao Bing watched Yun Bei Fen for a while before he went back to scrutinizing the stone desert. They were still walking forward without a break, making it impossible to take a closer look at the ground. He didn’t dare to use his spiritual energy to sweep the sand away either. Even though he had already formed his Nascent Soul, he wasn’t invincible. If there was another layer to this spirit gathering array that was able to trap cultivators, then he might also fall into that. And if the one who set this place up was of a higher level …

He couldn’t risk it. There was still Yun Bei Fen around. He couldn’t do anything that might put him into danger. Continue reading

OMF V7C96 Not as Expected

Jing Yi looked around, not sure what to say. The dragon realm’s palace was … huge. He had seen a few big houses in the Long kingdom’s capital city and had also been to the palace of the Yun Zou Sect’s Sect Master but this building was on another scale. After just a few turns, he had no idea where he was. There were several halls, corridors leading in all directions, doors leading outside to a plethora of courtyards and gardens, and hundreds of rooms. He had no idea what to compare this to or what to ask about this place and could only follow Qiu Ling in stunned silence.

Qiu Ling, on the other hand, didn’t think much about it. He had grown up in this place and had returned here long after he turned an adult. Since he had spent most of that time evading people, he knew every nook and cranny of the dragon king’s palace like the back of his hand. He might even know some of the rooms better than the people actually living there. Continue reading

“Finders Keepers” going public this week

Yan Su Su_Finders KeepersMaybe you remember this announcement I made back at the end of July this year. Basically, it was about me starting a new project called “Finders Keepers” on Patreon. Well, what was supposed to be a short story turned into a novella, turned into a short novel, and finally decided it wanted to be a long novel after all. 😅

Anyway, I finally finished it so it’s going to go public this week! We’ll start with the first chapter this Saturday, December 7th, and after that, you can expect a new chapter every Saturday. 😊

 

Btw, since I’m already announcing: I’ve also recently finished the revision of the second volume of Oh. My. Fate?! so I’ll be uploading the last batch of chapters soon. Expect a bunch of notifications again if you’re subscribed. 😳