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Chapter 1674: Back Then

Translator: Atlas Studios  Editor: Atlas Studios

The black-robed man subconsciously clenched his fists. Even though he had left Black Demon Hole for several years, every time he heard that person’s name, it still shocked him.

It was still the same today.

“I-I…” He opened his mouth to defend himself, but he didn’t know what to say.

Rong Xiu’s gaze was like a sharp blade that pierced straight into his heart. It was as if all lies were jokes in front of him!

“How, how do you know all this!?”

Not many people know that Mo Shiqian is also looking for the water droplet. In fact, I’m the one who is more high-profile. Mo Shiqian has always been cautious, especially in the past few years. 

This time, I specially lured Shangguan Yue here to avoid the eyes of Black Demon Hole. Unexpectedly, Rong Xiu actually—

“He’s already found me. How do you think I know?” Rong Xiu raised his brows slightly. “If not for the fact that he can’t leave Black Demon Hole now, do you think you would still be alive today?”

The black-robed man gritted his teeth. His silence was almost suffocating.

Upon hearing this, Chu Liuyue blinked in surprise. “Did Mo Shiqian look for you?”

Rong Xiu looked back with a faint smile. “To be precise, you’ve seen him too. What appeared in the Flood-Desert Northern Region was his apparition.”

Chu Liuyue was stunned. So that person is Mo Shiqian!

She knew that there had always been other people who wanted to attack her besides the black-robed man, but she didn’t expect this.

Although I had met the other party before, the other party had never revealed his true appearance. Hence, I don’t know much about him. I didn’t expect…

Rong Xiu glanced at the black-robed man and said calmly, “A few years ago, there was a capable subordinate under Mo Shiqian—Shan Chen. This person was talented and trusted by Mo Shiqian. In just a few years, he grew from a nobody to Mo Shiqian’s right-hand man.”

“It’s rumored that Mo Shiqian originally planned to leave the position of head of the eight hall leaders to him. Unfortunately, this person disappeared for no reason before the celebration, and there has been no news of him since. Moreover, all information about this person in Black Demon Hole was sealed and eliminated overnight. It was as if this person had never appeared.”

“Many people thought that person was already dead, but who would’ve thought that the figure who once ruled Black Demon Hole was actually hiding in the God-Killing Tumulus for several years?” Rong Xiu spoke slowly, but every word he said was like a steel knife that scraped past the black-robed man!

His expression changed from shock, suspicion, and disbelief to deep despair and fear.

Initially, he wanted to deny it, but Rong Xiu had said it so clearly. With just a few words, he had exposed all his secrets!

What else was there to refute?

When Chu Liuyue heard this, she understood something and glanced at the black-robed man with a frown. “Did you betray Black Demon Hole back then to snatch my things?”

The black-robed man suddenly sneered. “Don’t you already know? Why are you asking me?”

His attitude was arrogant and surly. It was obvious that he did not intend to cooperate.

Rong Xiu was not in a hurry. “If you talk nicely, I’ll give you a quick death. If you’re still like this… I think Mo Shiqian will be happy to receive you as a big gift.”

These words finally swayed the black-robed man.

He would rather die at the hands of these two people than go back and face Mo Shiqian! What he had done all these years was definitely enough to make him wish he was dead countless times!

He was silent for a long time. Finally, he gritted his teeth and said, “Will you keep your word? What if you go back on your word in the end?”

Rong Xiu chuckled. “Is it your turn to bargain now?”

The man fell silent.

No matter what he chose, he would die. The only difference was whether there was more or less pain before death.

After a while, he finally said, “I’ll tell you what you want to know!”

“Actually, Black Demon Hole has been looking for that thing for many years. A few years ago, Master—Mo Shiqian received news by chance that the thing might be about to be born, so he personally led a few people there. I was one of them. At that time, although we knew that he was looking for something, we didn’t know the details. We only knew that it was very important to him.”

“Later, we finally found traces of that thing. We searched for a long time without sleeping. In the middle, we experienced countless difficulties and dangers. In the end, when we finally saw that thing, only he and I were still alive. I thought that once the thing was found, it would be over. But as it turns out, that was just me thinking too much.”

The black-robed man suddenly laughed at himself. “That thing has intelligence and refused to submit, so it fought us. It was also because of that battle that my body was destroyed, and Mo Shiqian was severely injured, so he can’t leave Black Demon Hole to this day.”

Chu Liuyue knitted her brows. I indeed don’t know these things. I remember that when I first obtained this water droplet, it was actually an extremely coincidental situation. Besides, at that time, I hadn’t even seen what it was before it had forced its way into my body. 

Spiritual intelligence… It does have that, but it doesn’t seem to have resisted or fought much. Why did he say that… it was very hard and dangerous?

There was a hint of hatred in the black-robed man’s voice. “In order to snatch that thing at the time, he wanted to extract my soul and use it as a catalyst to subdue it. Unfortunately, I sensed it and escaped with my life. Later, I accidentally barged into the God-Killing Tumulus and obtained an opportunity here. I stayed here and severed all ties with Black Demon Hole.”

It turned out that Mo Shiqian had once wanted to kill him. No wonder…

“Your connection to the black wooden token was severed from then, right?” asked Chu Liuyue.

The black-robed man closed his eyes. “That’s right. He wanted to refine my soul, so he removed the restriction, giving me a chance to escape. It’s also because of this that the people of Black Demon Hole have never found any traces of me all these years.”

It was unknown if it was a blessing or misfortune.

“From then on, I knew that the thing was a treasure in the world. If I wanted to take revenge, I would definitely have to snatch it away. Unfortunately, both he and I were one step too late.” The black-robed man stared at her with a deep gaze and suddenly sneered. “Actually, to be precise, that thing chose you. No matter how much others try, it’s still useless.”

He didn’t believe it in the past, but now, he had to believe it.

What they had been through life and death to obtain, she had easily taken. Sometimes, the difference between people was so great.

“After knowing that it followed you, we targeted you separately.”

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