Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
“It’s a blessing, not a curse. If it’s a curse, it can’t be avoided.”
Looking at the message in the communication token, Chen Chen sighed helplessly.
Since he joined the Heavenly Diabolism, he had to go.
The Heavenly Diabolism sect master was not a fool either. If Chen Chen refused to obey the orders after joining, he would be smacked dead.
“Senior Brother, what’s the matter?”
“Nothing, Qingtian, life really isn’t easy for us.”
Chen Chen patted Yuan Qingtian’s shoulder and sighed deeply.
Since Yuan Qingtian was one of his men, he should also be considered a member of the Heavenly Diabolism Sect.
Thinking of this, Chen Chen felt much better. After all, he was not the only one who had joined this dark organization.
“Why so?” Yuan Qingtian asked in puzzlement as he touched his head.
He felt that his life was rather blissful.
Little did he know that Chen Chen had already silently planned to rope him into the dark organization.
A day later.
Chen Chen found an excuse to leave the Demon Suppressing Town and logically speaking, he shouldn’t leave at such a juncture.
After all, he had just become famous, and the demon race would likely try to attack him. Going out was extremely dangerous at this moment, he had no choice but to obey the orders of the organization.
For safety purposes, Chen Chen not only changed his appearance, he even arranged for Yuan Qingtian to follow far behind him with his Dark Guards.
It took a day for Chen Chen to reach the Northern Border.
As soon as he stepped into the Northern Border, a man in a black robe stood in front of him to stop him.
Upon sight of Chen Chen, the man in black ignored his appearance and simply displayed a token before saying, “Lord, you have just joined the Heavenly Diabolism, so you’re definitely not familiar with our stronghold, so I will take you there now.”
Chen Chen was speechless.
It seemed that the Heavenly Diabolism token in his storage ring had a positioning function, otherwise, he wouldn’t have been found so soon.
Thinking of this, he sighed and said, “Show me the way.”
Half a day later.
Chen Chen stepped into a dark cave under the leadership of the black-robed man.
It was pitch dark in the cave, but Chen Chen could sense many figures in it using his divine senses.
The figures were all wearing long robes and masks that would isolate the divine senses. His face could not be detected, and they were dressed exactly the same as Chen Chen.
The mysterious atmosphere gave Chen Chen a great sense of security.
After waiting for a moment, a few more people entered the cave. Immediately afterwards, a voice rang in everyone’s ears.
“The human-demon war is in a stalemate, this is the best opportunity for us…”
Immediately afterwards, they analyzed the interests, pros, and cons, making Chen Chen feel sleepy.
At this moment, a different voice suddenly sounded in his mind.
“Chen Chen, I need you to cooperate with us to kill a Void Refinement realm cultivator. A few days ago, the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord of the Seven Lethal Demon Clan reached the Void Refinement realm. For the past two days, your master has been preparing to transcend the tribulation too, and will soon reach the Void Refinement realm as well. When the time comes, the balance between the high-level forces of the humans and demons will be disrupted. The eight major demon races might retreat, and that would be unfavorable for the Heavenly Diabolism Sect.
Chen Chen was familiar with that voice. It belonged to the sect master of the Heavenly Diabolism.
However, those words made him shudder.
‘Cooperate with him to kill a human Void Refinement realm cultivator? Is he dreaming? Am I such a person?’
“Why? You don’t want to? Or are you a great traitor and villain who still has good intentions?”
That voice was full of derision.
Chen Chen subconsciously wanted to retort. ‘How am I a villain?’
‘It’s just the Adversity-Overcoming Seal, Heaven is blind’
Chen Chen’s heart was filled with righteous indignation, but since he was in their territory, he didn’t refute immediately. Instead, he pretended to be conflicted and answered, “I have to reconsider this matter, I still have a clear conscience.”
“Hah, the humans and demons that have the Adversity-Overcoming Seal are few and far between. You’re the first who says that you haven’t lost your conscience! Chen Chen, you are really a complete hypocrite.”
Chen Chen cursed in his heart, but his face remained unchanged.
“Chen Chen, the strongest elite of the two races… If the world knows that you have the Adversity-Overcoming Seal on you and that you’ve joined the Heavenly Diabolism, what do you think they would think? Wouldn’t they think that you got your power by killing people?”
“As the saying goes, the higher you stand, the harder you fall. Once the news gets out, you will become as infamous as you are famous now. You will be known as a traitor.”
That voice gradually turned more and more evil as if it was a devil that was constantly compelling and bewitching Chen Chen to step into the endless abyss.
Chen Chen pretended to wipe the cold sweat on his forehead, but his heart was filled with disdain.
‘His bewitching skills are so poor, he’s not even worthy of carrying my shoes.’
‘Psht! You’re threatening me, huh!?! You just wait!’
Chen Chen rolled his eyes while cursing angrily in his heart. Soon, his heart skipped a beat.
“System, where is the weakest person within a 500-meter radius?”
“32 meters to your left, Host. It’s the Mountain-Breaking Demon Emperor of the Mountain Divine Ape Demon Clan.”
“System, where is the second weakest person within a 500-meter radius?”
“The Crimson Fox Demon Emperor 18 meters to your left.”
“Tsk tsk, this Crimson Fox Demon Emperor is so inferior to me.”
Chen Chen was a bit speechless to hear that answer, but he continued to use the system.
An hour later, he had a clear idea of the identities of all the people in this cave. There were plenty of senior members of the four great clans and four imperial dynasties.
The positions of some people even made Chen Chen’s heart shudder with fear.
A few moments later, the black-robed men dispersed, leaving Chen Chen alone in the cave.
He wanted to leave too, but there was a wisp of aura that was being fixed onto him, making it impossible for him to move.
With a soft sound, the cave lit up with flames, and the Heavenly Diabolism sect master who was dressed in a red robe and whose face couldn’t be seen clearly, appeared in front of Chen Chen.
“Chen Chen, how are you considering it? You either lose your reputation and let your close friends and loved ones know how much of a traitor you are, or continue being a hero of the human race. Which one do you choose?”
Chen Chen lowered his head and looked at the Heavenly Diabolism sect master’s red robe, continuously clenching his fist.
After a long time, he raised his head and looked at the Heavenly Diabolism sect master in front of him. He then said coldly, “You want me to cooperate with you and kill a human Void Refinement realm cultivator? Impossible!”
Since the Heavenly Diabolism sect master wanted him to help, what other plans could he have in mind?
The sect master was undoubtedly going to make Chen Chen pretend to be in danger, then lure the Void Refinement realm human cultivator to come to his rescue. By then, they would set up an ambush to kill the Void Refinement realm cultivator who had come to help.
If he really did that, he would truly be an ingrate.
The Heavenly Diabolism sect master was in disbelief after hearing his answer.
“What did you say?”
He knew that in the eyes of outsiders, Chen Chen was simply perfect.
However, no one in this world is perfect. If someone seems to be perfect, they must be pretending to look so.
Besides, Chen Chen had the Adversity-Overcoming Seal, so the sect master had long seen Chen Chen as a hypocrite.
He didn’t expect the person whom he thought was a hypocrite, to have the guts to disobey his orders!
“Impossible. Do you understand?”
Chen Chen was relieved after saying those words.
At this moment, the Heavenly Diabolism sect master received the same answer.
He had promised Xia Xishuang that he would be a good person regardless of where he was in the future.
It was not only a promise to Xia Xishuang but also to himself.
By repeating it, he was just confirming his beliefs.
“Good! Very good! Are you so used to being a hero that you have forgotten what kind of person you are? You are a great villain who has the Adversity-Overcoming Seal given by Heaven!”
The Heavenly Diabolism sect master laughed and reached out his slightly trembling hand as he spoke.
There was an Adversity-Overcoming Seal on his hand, which was identical to Chen Chen’s.
Seeing this, Chen Chen was speechless for a long time. A moment later, he removed his gloves and looked at his hand with reddened eyes before chuckling softly.
“Regardless of whether I’m evil or proper, it only counts when I say it myself. I don’t need Heaven to judge me.”