HJC – Book 5, Chapter 26.2

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Chapter 26 If I let go of you, I won’t have a wife anymore! (2)

Seeing that Shangguan Bing’er did not reply him, Zhou Weiqing’s right hand did not hesitate to stab down with the arrow once again, this time close to his chest. Before Shangguan Bing’er could react, another *pssh* sound rang out as the arrow sank in and blood once again spurted out.

Zhou Weiqing showed his savage side, as he grit his teeth. Despite the sweat beading on his forehead, he stood there resolutely, not moving an inch, as if the 2 arrows weren’t stuck in him. Once again, his hands moved towards the quiver, taking out another arrow. “No more!” Shangguan Bing’er finally caved in, and in a green flash of light, her hands were grasping hold of the hand holding the arrow.

“You fool! Aren’t you afraid of death? Afraid of pain? Why must you hurt yourself?” Looking at Zhou Weiqing’s upper half of the body, which was now soaked in fresh blood, the anger in her heart had long since evaporated. She raised her hands to try and seal the blood flow, but Zhou Weiqing grabbed her hands instead..

“Let me explain to you first; once that is done, we can treat it.” Zhou Weiqing’s voice was very soft and gentle, looking at her with love in his eyes. All that he had done was a gamble, a gamble that she also held some reciprocal feelings for him, that she would stop him. It worked, and when Shangguan Bing’er had cried, he knew he had finally succeeded.

“No, do you want to die? Let me stop the blood first, then I’ll listen to your explanation okay?” Shangguan Bing’er said between sobs, pulling her hands from Zhou Weiqing’s grasp. She pulled out the arrow from his hand and threw it away, then placed her hands at his wounds and circulated her Heavenly Energy into his body, repelling the arrows embedded in his body with a deft touch before quickly sealing the blood flow.

She then tore his sleeve away, and when she saw the wounds, she drew a sharp breath; they were extremely deep.

In truth, she did not know that if Zhou Weiqing had not activated his Heavenly Jewels and absorbed the black pearl’s evil aura, he would have died by now. Originally, when he had first swallowed the black pearl, a drop of blood on his fist had already dissolved a large Stars Tree, furthermore he had bled out so much. Shangguan Bing’er quickly took out a clean white shirt from her backpack, tearing it into strips, and used it to bandage his wounds carefully.

Zhou Weiqing just stood there, watching as she bandaged him. At this moment, his tensed breath was finally relieved, and the serious eyes turned lively once again.

Quickly bandaging his wounds, Shangguan Bing’er’s forehead was full of sweat as well, and her hands stained with Zhou Weiqing’s blood.

Let’s go to the side to rest.” She looked up at Zhou Weiqing, only to see his pale, ashen face, his eyes closed as he started swaying. Shocked, she quickly held on to his other arm, but as soon as she did so, his body crumpled, falling into her arms.

“Little Fatty, Little Fatty, don’t scare me!” Shangguan Bing’er quickly held him. Even when facing stronger enemies, or when they were facing the direwolf pack, he had not sustained such heavy injuries; yet for her sake, Zhou Weiqing who feared death so much had actually inflicted such heavy self injuries, what more was there to say?

Shangguan Bing’er quickly helped him to the roadside, seating herself against a tree while holding Zhou Weiqing in her embrace.

Zhou Weiqing opened his eyes feebly, giving a forced smile as he said: “Bing’er, I’m alright. As long as you’re willing to listen to my explanation, I can even take another two more arrows.” This wasn’t him spouting nonsense; with his body’s current physique, as long as he wasn’t stabbed in the heart, he would be able to recover from two more stabs. At this moment of weakness for Shangguan Bing’er, if he didn’t take advantage of the situation, he wouldn’t be called Zhou Weiqing. Nestled in her soft embrace, although his shoulder hurt so much that it felt numb, his heart felt as if it had eaten honey and was indescribably comfortable.

Shangguan Bing’er’s tears fell like pearls from a cut necklace as she said: “Little Fatty, you don’t need to speak anymore. I trust you. Even if you lied to me, I’ll forgive you.” Before today, even during the time when they were facing the Forest Direwolves and Zhou Weiqing had tried to sacrifice his life for hers, her heart was still confused; she had not known how she felt about him.

However, just in that instant when Zhou Weiqing had resolutely stabbed the arrow into his own body, Shangguan Bing’er felt as if a knife had stabbed right into her heart as well. Only then did she realise that this rascally, shameless and brazen fellow had somehow imprinted himself in her heart.

Zhou Weiqing slowly closed his eyes, as his voice grew serious. Still weak, he said faintly: “Bing’er, I really did not lie to you, I never have. Do you remember, when you first asked me about my past, I said I did not want to lie to you, and asked you not to ask further. I admit that I hid my past, but I would not lie to you, at that time if I had told you my identity, would you have allowed me to stay in the army camp? I was afraid you would have shipped me back to my father.”

Shangguan Bing’er bit her lips and said: “But… you already have a fiancee, yet you behaved as if nothing was happening to stay beside me. Do you think you’re treating her fairly? Treating me fairly? How can you even face us?”

Zhou Weiqing said bitterly: “I have never treated Difuya as my fiancee, how could I even speak of treating her or facing her? A woman who would try to kill her own fiance, do you think I would even think of her? Do you know why I happened to swallow the black pearl originally?” As such, he told Shangguan Bing’er about how he chanced upon Difuya bathing, and how he had been left for the dead.

“… After I ran away, I left a message for my father asking him to help me reject the marriage. After all, she doesn’t fancy me, which I can understand; nor do I fancy her. No matter how beautiful a woman is, if her heart is not good, how can I accept her? She has never been in my heart, and the person I really love is you. You’re so gentle, and kind; while Difuya, I only caught a glimpse of her bathing, and didn’t really see her naked, yet she already tried to kill me. On the other hand, for you, even after I did that to you, you thought about the bigger picture and restrained yourself from killing me, even though you were more than justified to do so, and you even helped train me to become a Heavenly Jewel Master. Ever since that day, your kindness and compassion had touched me, and after spending so much time with you, I have really fallen for you. Bing’er, I really am no longer able to live without you.”

Shangguan Bing’er flushed and stammered: “But… Admiral Zhou… did he manage to reject the betrothal?”

Zhou Weiqing said: “My dad is fond of his face, and it won’t be easy for him to do that in front of godfather. I’ll personally tell godfather when we return. Bing’er don’t worry, even if I have wives in the future, it would never be Difuya.” 1

Shangguan Bing’er nodded gently, saying: “En…” However, almost instantly, she realised something was wrong, and her eyes widened. “What did you say?? You still want to have other wives??!”

“Errr… I misspoke… … Aiiyaahhh, my wound hurts!” Zhou Weiqing’s head lolled to the side, his face pale as he ‘fainted’ then. When he fainted, he still didn’t forget to position his head properly, landing right in her bosom. While his feelings were real, it wouldn’t extinguish his rascally nature.

At first, he was just enjoying the feeling of being pressed against Shangguan Bing’er’s soft body; the feeling was just too great. However, his blood loss was too great, and before long, he had really fallen asleep.

After an unknown amount of time had passed, Zhou Weiqing finally awoke. As soon as he opened his eyes, he found himself lying down with Shangguan Bing’er’s lap as his pillow, with some of her spare clothing covering him like a quilt. Warmth flooded his heart, and he couldn’t help but wish that the moment would last forever.

Shangguan Bing’er’s small hand rested on his forehead: “You’re finally awake, there’s no more fever. How do you feel?”

Zhou Weiqing twitched comfortably on her leg, and seeing her concerned look, his heart was filled with tenderness. Moving his shoulder tentatively, he found that although it still hurt, it was already much better. He knew that his recuperative abilities were a lot stronger than a normal human’s due to the black pearl, as evidenced from the previous time he was injured by the Direwolf King’s attacks.

“Bing’er, you won’t leave me again right?” Zhou Weiqing lifted up his right hand to hold hers.

“Mmmn.” Shangguan Bing’er nodded softly, a blush tinting her cheeks.

Zhou Weiqing struggled to get up, then unreservedly leaning into her, he put his right arm on her shoulders to support himself as he leaned in closer…

As his face grew closer, the flush on Shangguan Bing’er’s beautiful face grew deeper, and she said softly: “Knock it off, you’re still injured.”

Zhou Weiqing immediately seized upon her word gleefully and said: “Does that mean, as soon as my injuries are healed, we can…”

Shangguan Bing’er chided him reproachfully: “Can’t you be more proper!”

Zhou Weiqing grinned and said: “Being proper is not my style! After all, they say that girls only fall for bad boys. Bing’er, do you know that today’s my birthday, my 14th birthday. Previously, at Master Huyan’s place, when I said that there were 2 more months before I reached 14, I was just randomly giving a time. In truth, today is my actual birthday. How about giving me a kiss as a birthday present?”

“Fourteen…” Hearing his age, Shangguan Bing’er’s expression grew a little strange, and she put her hand to his mouth and said: “Little Fatty, you’re just fourteen years old, and not fully grown up yet. We shouldn’t be too intimate, or it’ll affect your growth.”

Zhou Weiqing was dumbfounded, he had not expected that he had dropped a rock on his own foot 2, the expression on his face turned weird.

Shangguan Bing’er thought he was angry, and gave him a quick peck on his cheeks. “Happy Birthday Little Fatty, I’m already yours, so I’ll wait for you to grow up.”

“I…” Zhou Weiqing didn’t know what to say to that, having a very complicated feeling in his heart, not knowing whether to laugh or cry.

As it was already four hours later, the two decided to continue on their journey, though it was only after Shangguan Bing’er had verified that Zhou Weiqing’s wounds were pretty much healed before agreeing to continue traveling. Of course, they were no longer chasing one after the other, but were running hand in hand.

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  1. gg
  2. Lol, couldn’t help laughing at his predicament. Anyway, that was another literal translation of 搬起石头砸了自己的脚, which pretty much means he shot himself in the foot


55 thoughts on “HJC – Book 5, Chapter 26.2” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Apologies, as I kinda did this while in the midst of skiving from work, please feel free to point them out so I can change them. Thanks xD

      Edit : I did a once through and fixed a few mistakes, do point out anymore thank you!

  1. Although this is most likely a harem novel considering author’s way of emphazising his strong desire to have other wives at every single opportunity, with a wife like Bing’er… he shouldn’t even need to look for more women…

    Ah well, author’s choice I guess. As long as Bing’er is happy.

    1. I have never seen any harem in TJSS’s novels. This may be a first though… You are right he doesnt need to look for more when there is Bing’er. Moreover she probably will beat the crap out of him if he dares to do so 😀

    2. Nah, he should totally get more wives. As long as they’re as caring as her, why not get a couple more? I don’t want him to get like 4-5+ but maybe 2-3 wives in total? That’d be a good number. The tiger princess gotta be included, I love her personality thus far, really funny and complements him well. If other good girls are introduced that are in love with the mc and he just abandons them when focusing his entire attention on a single woman, leaving them depressed and crying, I totally would want to castrate the mc, he’s in a freaking xianxia universe where a harem is extremely normal for strong cultivators, his father even pointed out that he should get some more. If a novel with a single lover for the mc should work, then he would never attract the attention and unconditional love of other girls, otherwise I just pity the girls while getting annoyed at the mc for not taking care of them all(or at least the best ones), even when he’s clearly got the ability to and it’s morally acceptable.

      But everyone has got different tastes, some people seemed to be really moved with this recent farce with her being obnoxious and short-sighted, not willing to listen and then all of a sudden falling way deeper in love with the mc when he almost kills himself to stop her… I just don’t see the charm in it, I really like bing er otherwise, but this was way too badly written, she is clearly smarter and has got way more EQ than this, why is she acting like some emotionally unstable little bitch? But, to sum it up, what do you mean with “a wife like bing er”? it’s not like she’s some godly wife or something, she’s just normal at best(when compared to other novels), from this authors way of portraying her she is absolutely not the kind of wife that makes me feel bad for her when the mc’s got more wives. The whole process of their “from hate to love” status was way too artificial and fake, just not believable at all, way too rushed. If he had been with her alone for 100-200 chapters, maybe I would support your opinion a bit more, but it has barely been 23 chapters…

  2. we as far as i know TJSS doesn’t do harem stuff ….!!
    But …it seems this one is different …
    Aslo…..even if he does ,I’m pretty sure his harem won’t exceed the number two.

    1. Nope, this is a harem and so far, you already see the first harem candidate. You will not see the others yet until he get to a bigger city and actually start to battle.

  3. Lol this guy …we can already see this rascal was looking forward of having a harem in the future but the princess is just not included in it. He already cross her out.

    Thnx for the chapter. Great chapter xD

  4. I have never treated Difuya as my fiancee, how could I even peak of treating her or facing her?
    peak —-> ???? speak?

    In truth, she did not know that if Zhou Weiqing had not activated his Heavenly Jewels and absorbed the black pearl’s evil aura, he would have died by now.
    so that means his blood damages his own body? or was it “she would have died by now”, meaning the blood would damage bing’er?

  5. Hmm… will someone really bleed out a lot after getting by one or two arrows? Considering his improved physique, I kind of doubt the injuries would take a toll on him that quickly.

    Poor Fatty kid didn’t get his kiss.

  6. So she bandaged him, and didn’t die from the blood touching her?
    Note: Sacrifice was for the evil atribute…I doubt that would change the effect of the black pearl

  7. I once saw a man(guard) who fought valiantly in the battlefield until he was hit in the knee with an arrow and had to retire to being a city guard. But now i see a man who willingly shot his own feet to lose his hardwork. Lolol

  8. I don’t like harems, since I’m a hopeless romantic (and cannot possibly imagine living more than 1 girl) and, luckily, haven’t read any Wuxia yet that has a harem…

    So I Donno how I feel about this… Bing’er is perfect, why would he need another wife? He wanted that sweet moment to last forever, yet he turns around and gets more wives?! So much for “forever”… -_-

    1. So, in what way can a man with a harem not love every wife “forever”? Why is people so damn stuck up on this “one wife one man” idea? shouldn’t good men get more wives in a world like this? Just give everyone equal or somewhat equal love, or maybe have a first wife second wife third wife kind of system. This kind of thing wouldn’t work in our modern day society, but in a world where you’re pretty much all-powerful? I don’t see how being with more than one wife is considered non-romantic, do you have to give your entire self to someone in order for it to be “romantic”? He clearly loves her enough, isn’t that good? it’s not like he will love her less after getting more wives, he will still be willing to give up his life for her. Tsk, some people are so damn boring. Oh, and bing’er is not perfect in any way… She’s a little kid that can’t sort out her own feelings, that blames him for lying without thinking things through, that doesn’t care about what really happened and makes her own conclusions. She’s hot-headed and rash, the “love” is just artificial this far, it doesn’t even feel real and it will take a long time for it to solidify(Don’t misunderstand, I kinda like her anyways and totally agree with her becoming one of his future wives). I will get really mad if he doesn’t get at least one more wife(like the tigress, that is clearly a princess which can change shapes and turn into a human form, and she’s suitable since she’s also a “king” beast like he will more or less become thanks to that tiger core). Cat/tiger/dog girls are just too damn good, I love the idea of shapeshifting creatures that can be in a relationship with the mc 😀 Way more exotic and interesting than a love between two humans, seen enough of that.

  9. Zhou Weiqing said: “My dad is fond of his face, and it won’t be easy for him to do that in front of godfather. I’ll personally tell godfather when we return. Bing’er don’t worry, even if I have wives in the future, it would never be Difuya.” 1

    Shangguan Bing’er nodded gently, saying: “En…” However, almost instantly, she realised something was wrong, and her eyes widened. “What did you say?? You still want to have other wives??!”

    I love how he subtly sneaked in that he was planning to get more wives, haha. She’d better get used to the idea already, because it’s going to happen sooner or later. One girl isn’t enough for this mc, he’s not that kind of guy.

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