Chapter 754 - That's where my home is
Don't trust you.
It was a straightforward phrase and one that Ye Zichen could only nod understandingly.
It was completely normal for Jade Emperor to have his reservations.
It was something very clear from the prior situation. Jade Emperor gave those orders to capture Ye Zichen, but no deity stood forth to do so.
Ignoring the fact that some of them were not strong enough to capture Ye Zichen, what truly disappointed the Jade Emperor was the fact that they didn't even have the slightest desire to follow those orders.
On the other hand, when he acted as if he was going to take down all the deities, the deities actually wanted to turn on him.
That's what truly disappointed him.
And that terrified him.
Since everyone in the Heavenly Court had taken Ye Zichen's side recently, he was considering eliminating the threat before he leaves.
"Then just kill me now," Ye Zichen shrugged. "Nobody else is here. Killing me here and now will put an end to it all."
"Do you think I won't do that?" Jade Emperor said sullenly.
"Of course you will," Ye Zichen smiled and continued to smoke. "Nobody can stop you right now. I cannot match you now that you have become a supreme. I'm just like a piece of meat on the chopping board, I can't possibly doubt you."
"But you still came with me?"
"Why wouldn't I?" Ye Zichen threw the cigarette on the ground and crushed it with his foot. Then, he patted away the ashes on his clothes and stretched lazily. "I'm not hiding anything, so I have nothing to be afraid of. Honestly? I have no interest in the Heavenly Court at all. The Immortal Region's one of the Three Realms as well, and I've already reject Flame Emperor when he begged me to go back and be the big boss. Did you really think that I'll try and steal the throne over here?"
"You might say that, but I still cannot trust you," Jade Emperor continued to lock his gaze on Ye Zichen.
It was hard to determine what people thought. He could not be certain that Ye Zichen had no interest in the Heavenly Court, or if it was just the Immortal Region's plans.
"Now that we've come to this, I might as well be honest with you," Ye Zichen took a deep breath. "I'm sure you knew about my identity from the very beginning. What I'm talking about is before I even came into contact with the Heavenly Court. Am I right?"
Jade Emperor did not answer.
"I know even if you don't say anything. I, as the Yellow Emperor, have always been a pain in the ass for you. Since the immortal Region people could find this reincarnation of mine, then I'm sure so can you."
"Let's not talk about my previous lives for now. During this life, I lived in the place known as the Abandoned Land to the Heavenly Court, also known as the Modern Realm. The reason I came here because something went wrong with the Modern Realm, I was forced here. And my only purpose is to return there."
"You have to ascend to the God Realm after you broke through. I'm telling you know that I have to break through and ascend as well. I have already reached the top of the Three Realms, but I have not yet found a way to go back, so I can only try to find answers in the God Realm."
"If I don't find anything in the God Realm, then I'll keep searching upwards. I must return to the Modern Realm. That's where my home is. Do you understand?"
"I don't care if you believe me or not, but I've said all I have to say. Honestly, I can't possibly let you kill me. Lin Ru will come and save me the moment you attack. If you are still worried about me, then I'm sorry, I can't do anything about that. I have to live on. I have to live on and return to the Modern Realm and there are a bunch of people who wants to return there with me!"
Jade Emperor quietly listened to what Ye Zichen ahd to say.
At the same time, he tried to find hints and clues from Ye Zichen's words and expressions about what Ye Zichen really felt.
But sadly, he was moved by Ye Zichen's words.
He believed in Ye Zichen's feelings.
Perhaps he put so much emotion into his words that it affected me, who is about to leave…
Perhaps I will be like him when I get to the God Realm…
And try everything in my power to return here.
No matter what, this is my home.
Ye Zichen bit his lips and squinted his eyes.
He wasn't certain whether he could convince the Jade Emperor to believe him.
Ye Zichen played an important part in Jade Emperor's breakthrough and if the latter had any sense of conscience, then he would not do anything to Ye Zichen.
However, it was understandable from Heavenly Court's supreme ruler's view to want to get rid of Ye Zichen.
The deities in the Heavenly Court were way too close with him!
Yet, Ye Zichen was definitely going to protect his life. If the Jade Emperor still ends up attacking him, then he would understand it, albeit in disappointment.
Jade Emperor raised his hand up high.
Ye Zichen tensed up.
Then, the hand landed… on his shoulder.
"I will trust you this one time." Distrust clearly filled Jade Emperor's eyes when he said that. He pursed his lips and looked at Ye Zichen. "You helped me break through. I am not someone who forgets what others have done for me. But I am warning you, if the Heavenly Court ends up in the hands of the Immortal Region after I ascend… Don't forget that those in the God Realm can descend. If the Immortal region truly takes over the Heavenly Court, then I will dye the Immortal Region in blood and I will never let you get away even if you go to the God Realm."
"Don't worry," Ye Zichen let out a sigh of relief. My gamble paid off.
He naturally could not trust the Jade Emperor completely, because it would not be the first time the latter go back on his words.
Who knows if he's trying to give me a big one when I lose my vigilance.
If he gets killed with one hit, then Lin Ru would have no way to save him.
Jade Emperor shook his head with a wry smile when he sensed Ye Zichen's vigilance, "I guess I really put a bad impression on you. It was my bad, but I'm leaving, so I want to leave a good final impression on you. I said I won't do anything, so I won't. So, don't disappoint me."
"I'm ten thousand times of a better person than you are. I don't want your shitty Heavenly Court even if you gave it to me for free," Ye Zichen said after getting to a safe distance from the Jade Emperor.
"Alright, I'll trust you this one time. Now, since we came to a conclusion, there's no need for us to stay here anymore. There's plenty of people waiting for us in the garden, I'm worried that my subordinates will come and try to save you because we haven't gotten back yet. Brother Yellow Emperor, I really admire you for your skills."
With that, the Jade Emperor walked back towards the garden.
Not long after he left, Ye Zichen's phone vibrated.
He took out his phone and saw a message from the Jade Emperor.
"I'm leaving now, so I'll give you all of this."
And what followed the message was…
A red packet!