Renegade Chapter 404

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Chapter 404 – Zhou Ru

After she gained sentience, everyone she had meet was charmed by her. Even the Giant Demon Clan ancestor was charmed. Although he managed to break free from her in the end, he was never able to do anything malicious to her, so he only sealed her away.

After she was sealed, she was still looking for a way to escape the Giant Demon Clan ancestor. One day, she met Xu Liguo. She easily charmed Xu Liguo and he did good by finally saving her.

However, she never would’ve imagined that there would be a man like this. Not only was all her charm useless against him, but he could even bear to harm her.

“What is the matter with that domain in your body?” Wang Lin wasn’t affected by her charm because of his life experience and his cultivation of the soul sealing technique.

In his 500 years of cultivation, Wang Lin had never been with a woman, so his heart was much more determined than the Giant Demon Clan ancestor’s.

At the same time, the soul sealing technique was the most revered technique in the Soul Refining Sect. Aside from controlling the one-billion-soul soul flag, its other use was to make it impossible for his soul to be affected by anything.

It was because of this that he could control the one billion soul fragments and not suffer the backlash.

The woman looked at Wang Lin in terror. No longer daring to use her domain, she said, “I don’t know how it came to be. When I woke up, the domain was already there.”

Wang Lin pondered a bit. This woman’s cultivation level was only at the Core Formation stage, but her domain was powerful enough to affect someone like Li Yuanfeng. This made matters very strange.

“This woman must have been formed when a part of a powerful senior’s origin soul split off. The result was this soul fragment. That would explain why it has such a powerful domain. This domain should be related to charm or lust.” Wang Lin’s eyes lit up. His hand formed a seal to place a restriction on the woman and then he put her inside the soul flag.

Xu Liguo immediately let out a smile and carefully said, “Master, this… if there is nothing else, I’ll head back first.” With that, he went back into the celestial sword and didn’t dare to come out.

Wang Lin found it very funny and no longer bothered with Xu Liguo. He slapped his bag of holding, causing the pagoda to fly out and become large next to him.

Zhou Yi’s domain immediately spread out and surround everything within 50 kilometers.

The moment the pagoda appeared, Zhou Ru quickly ran out. After seeing Wang Lin, she immediately pouted and said, “Bad uncle, you are a bad uncle! I don’t like you anymore!”

Little White came out next to Zhou Ru with his head down and lied down next to her. Although it was hard to notice because he was covered in fur, it wouldn’t be wrong to describe him as completely famished.

“I’m a demonic tiger yet I had to eat fruit for months. Not only that, but I couldn’t eat my fill and only ate one fruit a day. I couldn’t even smell any meat. How sad…” Little White let out a pitiful growl and tears almost fell from his eyes.

There were several occasions where he wanted to eat Zhou Ru, but he couldn’t help but think of how Wang Lin would deal with him if he did, so he gave up on the idea.

More importantly, as time passed, he could feel a terrifying power slowly growing inside Zhou Ru. He was worried that before he even started eating her, this little brat would eat him instead.

“Bad uncle, look at how thin Little White is. We had to eat fruit for months!” She looked at Wang Lin with eyes filled with dissatisfaction. Not just Little White, but even she herself had gotten a lot thinner.

Wang Lin rubbed his nose. He had indeed forgotten about this matter. After all, he hadn’t needed to eat in 400 years, so he forgot that Zhou Ru still needed food.

Luckily, when he sent Zhou Ru into the pagoda, he gave her a lot of spirit fruits as snacks. Also, the celestial spiritual energy inside the tower was very thick; as long as one didn’t directly absorb it, it could still make them not need to eat.

Wang Lin’s forehead was covered in sweat. Even when he faced Soul Transformation old monsters, he didn’t feel this awkward or embarrassed. After hearing Zhou Ru’s words, he could only bitterly smile.

“Eh… This is uncle’s fault. I definitely won’t forget next time!” Wang Lin quickly promised.

Zhou Ru rolled her eyes and pouted. “Uncle’s promises never count. Last time you promised me a big tiger and that never came true. I won’t believe you this time.”

Wang Lin wryly smiled. “Okay, little Zhou Ru, uncle will bring you to catch a big tiger. I think that there should be some demonic beasts here.”

Zhou Ru was a child after all, so when she heard this, she immediately smiled and clapped her hands. “Uncle has to keep his promise this time. Let us go right now!”

Wang Lin revealed a gentle look as he rubbed Zhou Ru’s head and smiled. “Let’s go now.”

Zhou Ru quickly nodded. She pondered for a bit and then said, “Uncle, I don’t know why, but every day I would dream. In my dreams, I would see a big sister with you. That big sister looked very familiar. So strange.”

Wang Lin’s heart trembled. He lowered his head and looked at Zhou Ru. After a while, he let out a sigh and looked into the sky. “Wan Er, only six more years and you can awaken…”

Zhou Ru looked at Wang Lin and then a faint and undetectable trace of fear appeared in her eyes.

Zhou Ru whispered, “Uncle, little Ru Er is a monster…”

Little White was lying on the side. When he heard this, he quickly nodded and thought, “Indeed, you are a little monster. How else would a demonic tiger such as myself be bullied by you? I was forced to leave the mountain and leave behind all my female tigers… alas.”

Wang Lin was startled. He looked down and rubbed Zhou Ru’s head as he whispered, “Little Ru Er, what’s wrong?”

Tears fell from Zhou Ru’s eyes as she began to cry. “Little Ru Er is a monster. Uncle, little Ru Er is a monster. In fact, about a year ago, I could feel a little person inside me. Uncle, I’m scared!”

Wang Lin stared at Zhou Ru. He wasn’t able to say anything for a very long time before he finally said, “Little Ru Er isn’t a monster, she isn’t.”

Zhou Ru jumped into Wang Lin’s embrace. She grabbed on to his clothes and said, “Uncle, I can feel that the little person in my body is like… like the big sister in my dream. She is that little person. Uncle, little Ru Er is scared. Can you take her out…” Her little hand firmly gripped Wang Lin’s clothes as if Wang Lin would disappear she let go. She was scared… and this was the only way for her to feel safe.

Wang Lin’s body trembled. At this moment, he felt like he had been struck by lightning.

“Why did it turn out like this…” Wang Lin muttered to himself, as his eyes were filled with complex emotions.

Back then, Li Muwan’s Nascent Soul was placed into the pregnant woman by Wang Lin. This was a type of possession, but the baby had no soul yet and was only a mass of flesh.

In principle, Li Muwan was Zhou Ru and Zhou Ru was Li Muwan, so why was this situation of Zhou Ru rejecting Li Muwan happening?

“Could it be that when Li Muwan’s Nascent Soul entered the pregnant lady’s stomach, the baby had already developed its own soul…” Wang Lin’s body trembled. He was fighting the heavens’ messenger back then, so he wasn’t able to take a closer look.

“If this is true, then Li Muwan’s Nascent Soul will slowly devour Zhou Ru’s soul and she will completely replace Zhou Ru as the owner of the body when she wakes up.” Wang Lin’s eyes were filled with confusion.

Zhou Ru raised her head. Her eyes were filled with tears as she whispered, “Uncle, little Ru Er is scared. Can you quickly take her out, please?”

“Did I do the wrong thing…” Wang Lin looked at Zhou Ru. He felt pain in his heart.

“Little Ru Er, don’t be scared. Just pretend that the little person inside you is your big sister. Don’t worry.” Wang Lin smiled while watching Zhou Ru. His smile was filled with complex emotions.

“Really? Uncle isn’t lying to me?” Zhou Ru’s big eyes revealed naivety, purity, and innocence. In addition, Wang Lin could also see a deep sense of attachment and trust in her eyes.

“Really…” The pain in Wang Lin’s heart intensified. Wang Lin knew the choice he had to make, but in life, choosing one life sometimes means giving up another.

“Why it is like this….” Wang Lin’s eyes were filled with pain.

Although Zhou Ru was little, she was a very sensitive person. She looked at Wang Lin before burying her little head in his chest and said, “Uncle, don’t feel bad. When uncle feels bad, I feel bad as well. In the future, I won’t talk about this matter. I believe that if uncle says it’s not a problem then it’s not a problem. Uncle, weren’t you going to take me to catch a big tiger?”

Wang Lin looked at Zhou Ru. He nodded as he wiped the tears from the corner of her eyes and said, “Uncle will take you to catch a big tiger!”

With that, he hugged Zhou Ru and flew into the air.

Zhou Ru smiled, but this smile was like a silent cry in Wang Lin’s eyes.

“Uncle, bring Little White. Hmph, Little White has been naughty. Once uncle catches me a big tiger, I’ll see if Little White continues to be naughty. If he continues, I’ll have the big tiger bite Little White.”

Little White’s body trembled as he let out a pitiful cry and thought, “I’m a demonic tiger…” Before he could finish, he was grabbed by Wang Lin and disappeared along with them.

As they flew, Zhou Ru’s eyes were still on Wang Lin. She held back her tears and thought silently in her heart, “Uncle, little Ru Er is already 13 years old. There are some things I already understand. You are different from grandpa Tie Yan. When you look at me, you aren’t looking at me but at the little person inside me. Grapnda Tie Yan wasn’t the same. What he looked at was me…”

“I know that when you saved me from that bad cultivator, it wasn’t for me but for the big sister inside me…”

“The big sister I saw in my dreams is very pretty, but I believe that when I grow up, I’ll be even prettier, so uncle, don’t leave me…”

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43 thoughts on “Renegade Chapter 404” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Yep, if I recall MC from CD, he lost his virginity when he was just a few years away from becoming a god. MC from ST had to get to a point, where he was close to becoming creator of universes before he lost his virginity.

      These guys are late bloomers.

      1. To be fair Linley was a saint and less than 30 years old.
        “Linley laughed. “I’m thinking…about how many kids we should have.” Delia was startled. Linley suddenly lifted Delia up and carried her over to the bed, and then…one piece of clothing after another came flying out from the bed.”CD Book10, CH24 “That Night”
        Now Qin Yu was the million year old virgin.

    2. well so long as the novel isn’t harem they will stay that way till they marry the main heroine, so not odd at all. meng hao is virgin too i believe (ISSTH) and so many others

  1. This novel is one of the crueler WX/XX novels. Masters using their disciples as guinea pigs, using family members as tools for cultivation, using disciples as furnaces, cultivating domains that rely on betraying loved ones. So far, MC has been cruel, but he isn’t black hearted. Hope it stays that way.

    What’s the point of reading a story where you don’t like the main character?? I dropped Warlock of the Magus World because of that.

    1. Well, I believe there is more than just being cruel. If you think about it this story has a depth that you don’t find by other authors. Most Wuxia is about a boy, that is poor and weak, than gets cheat like artifacts/skills/teacher and rule the world. Mostly slaughter, all woman love him etc. But how many times our MC died? Many things that are normal in other stories like having godly talent or killing all enemies is not there. There are many things that don’t go as planed. There are many tragedies, also many cruel things. Just like life itself. It shows that being a cultivator or being strong doesn’t automagically solves all your problems. It’s not about “being strongest, so I can protect everybody”. MC is a very careful person and we all know why it is so. He is cruel and kills without hesitating most of the time but not always, do you guys remember the time as he got revenge for his family? There was another tragedy. I believe it’s what makes a good story. Things don’t always go as planed, MC struggles, readers don’t know what will happen next, everything is possible

    2. The corpse sect, where young cultivators are carrying corpses that will eventually devour their body and soul on their back 🙂 with market system in upper society, where you can buy lives of these cultivators to be reborn in case you die.

    3. Firstly I think if you enjoy the overall plot, writing and surrounding characters it doesn’t matter too much if you don’t like the MC (me with ISSTH), as for wang Lin I really do like him. And this bit of story writing is brilliant, it makes you really empathise with the charcaters and as tristus said when there’s a good chance things might go wrong and crazy difficult decisions will ensue you become way more invested.
      Some of the novels you have no fear or worry in any fight and it’s difficult to enjoy because you know the mc will always win and never suffer any loses. Personally I prefer this and want to know massively how this situation will resolve.

      1. Nah, most people can’t read a story if they don’t like the MC. Their decisions make the plot… if you can’t stand their choices, the entire story will be torture. I do agree that the secondary characters and world can improve on that but for the majority of readers a bad MC or MC they can’t / don’t want to relate with is a dealbreaker.

        It’s interesting to see how many people have dropped Warlock and Overlord.

  2. Thanks for the chapter Rex and Lucas! Oh god why. The feels. They hurt. I hope he can fix this without losing either side. If he can do a soul possession once, why not do it twice, but properly the second time.

    1. he can’t do it another time he basically cheated the heaven’s will to do this one so no chance of second possession , and no need to feel bad at all. dunno why everyone think it is cruel, this never was about the child it has always been about Li Muwan

      1. You don’t see why people think it’s cruel that he’s choosing between his life love and a baby girl that he practicly raised as a daughter while thinking she was that said love. Real feelings developed and if you honestly can’t see why we think that’s cruel then I think you need to work on your empathy.

          1. to what end? Li Muwan was better anyways i think either both will live or none at all because romance tag is crap in this novel xD

        1. oh come on, empathy? what for? this was what was suppose to happen from the very start so till there is a way, A GOOD WAY to save them both THIS is the LOGICAL choice. is it sad? yes. but cruel? no. just sad, lets hope he finds a better way .

          1. What was SUPPOSED to happen was she wasn’t supposed to have a soul of her own, and she was simply to mature into Li Muwan, rather than already have a soul that would get corroded and overwritten forcefully. That you’re ignoring that, and how cruel it is, shows that you need to stop and take a moment to re-read and re-think.

  3. I refuse to accept this 🙂 There are ways to make it work for everyone.

    If he creates an avatar for the girl, the nascent soul can move into it and they will both survive and she will get older sister.

    He can carve puppet body for the nascent soul or the girl to temporarily possess before he gets his hands on something better. We saw that it’s possible to merge a person and a puppet in the previous fight (the ice dude and the ice puppet).

    He can move either the nascent soul or the soul of the girl into the bead like he did with his parents and reform body for her later.

    He can ask the corpse guy about the boy avatar he has and how to replicate it.

    Fingers crossed.

    1. well all of the thing you said are kinda impossible if you think about it.(im just spit balling here though xD)
      * avatar: it needs to be created from the original body which Li Muwan does not have and zhou ru cant have because she isn’t at that level in cultivation.
      * puppet: outta question because first that wont be a REAL body and that skill Li Yuanfeng used just created a protection like golem around nascent soul but Li Muwan can’t do that because her nascent soul isn’t conscious yet.
      * Heaven Defying bead: he didn’t move his parents soul in there Situ Nan did that at the cost of being sleep till wang lin can wake him up.
      * corpse sect: are you talking about that guy who not 2 years ago sealed his cultivation+betrayed him+tried to seal him inside a hole not to mention that guy got sent into void by giant demon clan ancestor so that option is out too xD

      1. Well, that’s only the avatar that MC has with all the perks of double consciousness and all. That does not eliminate the possibility that there are other ways to create it. In Desolate Era for example are treasures that help with it. And here we only need a normal mortal body clone with no extra power.

        You make a mortal body clone with a treasure -> transfer spirit of the girl into it and leave the original body with the sleeping nascent soul to wake up some years later. Or better yet 🙂 you make a body clone with some special trait like in DE and transfer the spirit.

        The puppet I agree, that has a lot of issues. Bead would just postpone the problem.

        The corpse sect guy is still possible, MC is much stronger now, but I will put my money on the clone.

  4. Meh. Li Muwan doesn’t sound like that baby eating type of woman. I think she’s too kind to possess Zhou Ru, which means another nineteen years or something. Joy. Wang Lin ain’t losing his virginity anytime soon.

  5. Sadly there are no do overs when going against heaven’s will, only two options as far as I can see, one soul wins or they merge. Either way something is lost.

  6. Thanks for the chapter… um… how about we split the girl’s soul, put the other half in another body, and let her keep control over one body and let the other soul control the other body.

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