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♪Ask the sword and knife, and do away with resentment♪ ♪I fear that new and old grudges will add to my troubles♪ ♪Ask each tactic and move to see who is more skilled♪ ♪Fate changes and cannot be predicted♪ ♪Ask the road and journey ahead♪ ♪Where is my soul mate?♪ ♪Ask the rain and clear skies about the troubles on my mind♪ ♪Face the moon every day and night♪ ♪Ask the flowers and leaves, their colors are perfect♪ ♪Happiness and pain are both short, how many springs are left?♪ ♪Ask autumn and winter, the snowstorm continues♪ ♪The rainbow scatters easily but the days are hard to endure♪ ♪No one knows why the flowers blossomed early♪ ♪Heaven doesn't mock us, you've also grown old♪ ♪The pugilist world is small, but the rest of the world is vast♪ ♪I've forgotten those who are gone♪ ♪No one knows why the flowers withered early♪ ♪Heaven feels no sorrow, you've also grown old♪ ♪The heroes have died and little time is left♪ ♪I've forgotten those who are gone♪
[Word of Honor] [Episode 23] Uncle Shen, let me walk you out. Well, how about your injury? I'm fine. The things I owed the Wen's are much more than that one palm. Then, where are you going? I need to find your Sister Xiao Lian first. I'm worried about her so much for her long disappearance. Don't worry. My master has said that Uncle Gao destroyed the Glazed Armor at the Heroes Conference to protect you. The people who kidnapped Sister Xiao Lian wouldn't hurt her. I hope so. She's the only child of my Big Brother. If I can't protect her… Cheng Ling, I'm glad that you can be a disciple of the Four Season Manor. My brother and I have owned the Wen's a lot. You must be obedient and loyal to your masters. somewhat making it up to them for us. I know, Uncle Shen. If I find Xiao Lian, I'll arrange for her to join the Mount Dagu Sect. It's just that... if I die one day, please take care of Xiao Lian whether you marry her or not.
If it's possible, please put her under the shelter of the Four Season Manor. She has no one to rely on. Okay? Sure, I'll take good care of her even if you don't ask me. Good boy. I'm leaving. Take care. [Li Mansion] Still hasn't woken up? Ah Xiang, did Lao Wen puke blood and fall into a coma like this before? No, but when I was a child Master always stayed in bed because of the illness, but not anymore when I grow up. When did you begin to serve him? I've been serving Master since I can remember. Then, when did he get there? Where? Nothing. Get some rest, little girl. I'll look after him. No, I want to be with Master. So you're leaving Young Master Cao alone? He doesn't eat or drink but stays here for you. Why should I care about him? Master is more important. Good girl, just get some rest. I'm here. Alright. If Master wakes up, tell me immediately. It's my mistake. Please give me a lesson again, Chief. That's right. You need to know that here is the Ghost Valley.
It's not just any valley, but one full of venomous worms. Only the most vicious and powerful one who can defeat them all can survive. In this very charnel place, the only way to survive is to kill. All humans are afraid of pain yet you're not. And you enjoy it. Then you'll live and they'll die. Ah Xing, you have stayed in the Valley since you were a child. It's very difficult for you to survive and become such a talent. I'm willing to train you because I have faith in you. I'm grateful for this and will never forget your kindness. Good. It's all up to your own luck whether you can be the next king, the head of the evil. You're awake, Lao Wen. Ah Xu. You've been in a coma for a day and night. Try to use your internal breath. I don't dare to prescribe medicine for you randomly as your pulse is normal. It's not a big deal. My internal breath might have gone sideways. Where is Shen Shen? I have chased him away. Why? Although he is muddled and selfish, he still doesn't deserve to die
for he was clouded by others. He and his brothers have been tortured by their conscience all these years. Conscience? Zhou Zi Shu, do you really think everyone has a conscience? Since Shen Shen had the nerve to ask me where my parents were, I should've killed him so he could meet them in the nether world. Lao Wen, the guilty one is Zhao Jing who poisoned your parents. The rest of them had their reasons. Now you tell me that no one can avoid suffering. Didn't my parents have theirs? The bad can be forgiven for those so-called reasons, while the good deserve to die? If you want to be a bodhisattva, just do it as you wish. I'd rather be the head of the evil and trapped in hell after death forever than be bullied this way. Lao Wen, I'm sorry. It's your personal matter. I shouldn't have made decisions for you. Sorry. I just don't want to see more sins in your hands. Forget it. If I kill Shen Shen in person, it may be a chance for him to atone for his sin with his life. That's too easy on him. Just let him live and watch those bastards of the Five Lake Alliance. When you're fully recovered, I'll go with you to seek revenge on Zhao Jing. I'm fine, just a little thirsty. Serve me. Should I give liqueur to you instead? If we need to go, we have to wait until you're cured. The people of the Five Lake Alliance talk about virtue, morality and all,
but in fact, they're just a bunch of traitors. However, the current chief of the alliance is a ruthless ruffian. It's not the final nemesis yet. Watching the dogfight between these awful people, I'm more delighted than killing them by myself. Master! Master, you scared the hell out of me. You're so noisy. Master, how are you? Are you still feeling dizzy? Are you hungry? Shall I cook for you? I only think you're too noisy right now. I'll leave you two here. I gotta check whether Cheng Ling has finished cooking. Master, you… It's because of the Water of Lethe. You won't fail me. I won't fail you. Jing. Master. Jing. Master. Jing. [There're many people called Zhao Jing in this world.] [Maybe this woman doesn't mean him.] [Maybe it's just a coincidence] I won't fail you. [But if it's indeed just a misunderstanding,] [why did Father rush to send Lovelace to] [kill them all?] Jing. Jing. You don't fail me. I don't fail you. Jing. What are you going to do? What can you do? I just want to examine her pulse. Move away. Do you want me to kill you, too? Is it because of the Water of Lethe that she ends up like this?
No. The Water of Lethe can only let people forget the things they are most obsessed with. But it does no harm to the mind. My master has had an uncured illness. It's possible that someone has provoked her so the soul-dissociation has relapsed. That's why. Forget the most obsessed things? So the thing she wants to forget is the person who failed her. How to cure this? Please forgive my offense, Scorpion King. I didn't drink the Water of Lethe. I didn't volunteer to join the Valley but had no other options. Master saved me and took me back to Mount Qingya when I wanted to kill myself. So Valley Chief made an exception for me mercifully. You're the one who should drink the Water of Lethe. What is the exception for? Because I think I won't make the same mistake if I remember everything. Since you remember it as you wish, why do you go back to Yu Qiu Feng again? Have you ever seen those always-losing gamblers? The more they're losing, the more they want to gamble. Giving all your love to another person is the biggest bet. I bet on the wrong one. I thought I could lose my life to him outright. However, Master saved me. I have lived some more years in a half-ghostly way. Actually, the moment when Lovelace came to kill him, I was thinking to die for him
and just lose everything. But who could expect that God let me win this time? Idiot. How come the Ghost Valley raises a person like you? Department of the Unfaithful. Why do you call it that? Because Master said since ancient times, men are unfaithful and women are ill-fated. She will redress the scales for all the women who have been failed and kill every unfaithful man. Being unfaithful is human nature. It's not about gender. Ridiculous. Who doesn't fail anyone and isn't failed by others? Your life is too miserable. I don't want it anymore. Now, I give you an opportunity. If you're willing to pledge loyalty to me, I'll give whatever you want, including Yu Qiu Feng. I don't care how. Find the recipe of the Water of Lethe and hand it to me. I'll set you free. Master, you were only seven or eight years old when you joined the Valley. Why did you still drink the Water of Lethe? Some people didn't want me to recall something. It's a pity that I let them down. But how could you remember now that you have drunk it?
It's a blood feud that I can never forget. It was only a bowl of Water of Lethe. Even if I was broken into pieces and burnt to ashes, I would climb back from hell step by step and take revenge on them. When I was little, I often had strong headaches, vomited blood, and fell into comas. That's the price of fighting against the Water of Lethe with my mind. I haven't had a relapse for a long time. Recently, the past has been mentioned frequently, which might have influenced me a little. One day, I may be tortured to madness by this headache. But before that day comes, all my enemies will have to die ahead of me. Don't be afraid. Before the arrival of that day, I will make a proper arrangement for you. What am I afraid of? I'm just angry. Master, I was brought up by you. Why don't you tell me since you have these things in your mind? I'll try my best to help you. I don't need your help. Let me ask you, Ah Xiang. Do you really love Cao Wei Ning? Master, what are you talking about? I'm talking to you seriously. Don't interrupt. Answer me. If you say no, I'll kill him. Ma… Ma… Then it's a yes. If you love him, return to the Gentle Wind Sword Sect with him tomorrow.
Mo Huai Yang is skilled in martial arts and he is a crafty old scoundrel. He wouldn't let his sect get involved in the turmoil. You'll be safe there. Master, are you leaving me? Silly girl, the way I've chosen is a way to hell. You were a lost soul that you entered the demon area mistakenly. Now you have a chance to get back to the mortal world. Why do you still follow me around? Speaking of Cao Wei Ning, although I don't like him in many ways, fortunately, he can be manipulated easily. Just go back to the mortal world with him. Live a normal life. I don't think he can make any big wave. Master, there's one thing I haven't told you yet. The reason why I'm with Cao Wei Ning is that he said it was probably that Gao Chong handed the Glazed Armor to the Gentle Wind Sword Sect. I'm staying with him because I... want to figure out the location of the Glazed Armor for you, Master. But... but... I... I don't know why... why I... I develop a relationship with him. Please, Master. Could you please spare the Gentle Wind Sword Sect? Sorry, Master.
I know I shouldn't say this. But... but I don't want him to hate me. He... he has nothing to do with me. But I... I just don't want anything to happen to him. It's okay. Such a trivial thing doesn't deserve so many tears of yours. However, Master, I'm afraid. People are all saying that ghosts and humans go separate ways. I'm different from Brother Cao. All I know is how to kill and hurt people and how to prevent others from hurting me. I approached him with malicious intentions. He is nice to me now only because I'm hiding all the things well. When he knows my true identity one day, he will be merciful enough not to kill me with a broadsword. How dare him? If he dares to fail you, I'll kill his whole family. Master. I fail him, not the other way around. Master, I'm so afraid. I think the nicer he treats me, the more visional I feel all things are.
It's like the snowman you made for me. When the sun came out, it... it melted. Didn't I make a few more for you later? Don't cry. But I just like the first one. No matter how big and nice the snowmen you made later were, they still couldn't compare with the one you made with me the first time. Master, think about it. If one day, Zhou Xu knows your identity, will you kill him and find another new friend? That's enough, Gu Xiang. Don't forget you're the Heartless Amethyst Fiend. You've been with human only for a short time. How could you be so sentimental? How could I forget about it? An ugly daughter-in-law can still meet her parents-in-law. But, the Heartless Amethyst Fiend of the Ghost Valley can't be exposed to light. Alright, I've decided. Listen to me, you grew up in the Ghost Valley and have little experience of living in the martial arts world. They won't find out your identity. You can hide it from him till the end. I promise you I won't do anything to the Gentle Wind Sword Sect. Don't involve in any business of the Ghost Valley. If I don't contact you, just stay in Mount Qingfeng. Well, then, you don't need the Glazed Armor anymore? No, I don't. The Glazed Armor
is just a cover. You're awake, Master Wen. Are you okay? I'm fine. Come with me. I have a word for you. Uncle Wen, Brother Cao, don't leave. I, I don't know how to cook. Master Wen, why did you call me out? I… When I was a kid myself, I brought Ah Xiang back from the street. The first time I fed her porridge, I scalded her mouth. Back then, we stayed in a very inhuman place where I couldn't even take care of myself. I didn't want to bring this encumbrance with me. I thought about throwing her away several times. This little girl could hardly say anything at that time. But like a little creature struggling to survive, she followed me everywhere. Even though her mouth was scalded, she still smiled at me, for fear of being left alone by me. Ah Xiang told me that already. I know. She has suffered a lot. It's hard for her to grow up like this without going sideways when having a bad example like me. Ah Xiang is not my servant actually. I saved her and she said she was grateful and wanted to serve me when she grows up.
That's why. In fact, I didn't realize it until now that I didn't save her, but she saved me actually. Without this little girl around me warming my heart, I… After saying so much, all I want to tell you is that Ah Xiang is like a little sister to me. She, if I may say so, is a daughter to me for I brought her up. In my whole life, not many people have been kind to me. I'll repay their kindness with my life. And Ah Xiang is one of them. In the past, there were some things that I didn't dare to dream of. They were beyond me. But now, they seem to be closer. I want her to have a better life. I hope she can live a happy life as normal people. Cao Wei Ning, can you give it to her? Yes, of course. Although I can't provide her with great fortunes, I can still… I'm not asking for great fortunes. Just take her back to the Gentle Wind Sword Sect tomorrow. But I need you to promise me you'll never betray her. No matter what happens, you'll protect her, take care of her, make her happy and keep her safe. Can you do that?
I know, Master Wen. Don't worry. Today, I swear in front of you. Heaven and earth, please be my witnesses. I, Cao Wei Ning, in my whole life, from now to death, counting in every second, will never fail Ah Xiang. Otherwise, I'll be abandoned by all gods and devils. Don't be overconfident about yourself. After all, you've only known each other for a short time. She might not be the person as you imagined. I didn't mean to push you to swear. But since you did this today, don't think that gods and devils are only in tales. If you fail Ah Xiang in the future, I'll be the first to cut you into pieces. I understand. I know her. It's not about time to get to know a person. When I first met her, I have wanted to treat her well my whole life. Since today I get what I wish for, I couldn't be happier. If I indeed fail her later, I'll kill myself before you ask me to. Okay, remember what you've said. If you can't keep it, I will not let you get away with it easily even if I am dead. Deal. Deal. What kind of "father-in-law" are you? Aren't you afraid that your son-in-law would send her back?
You were eavesdropping. I was not. I didn't hide at all. Wei Ning, if your father-in-law is mean to you, I'll handle him for you. All you need to do is to treat Ah Xiang well. Okay, we're leaving tomorrow. I'll make some preparations. Your son-in-law is nice, but why are you in a rush to send Ah Xiang away? Don't you worry that his family doesn't welcome her? How dare they? Lao Wen, why do you entrust Ah Xiang to others in such a hurry? I have someone caring for me, so I'm into matchmaking now. I want to arrange Ah Xiang properly and then leave the martial arts world and live a tranquil life with you. Philanthropist Wen, please be kind and be my matchmaker. Uncle Wen, You've taken Brother Cao's away for too long. I don't know how to cook. What should I do if the pot is burnt? He went down the mountain to buy good food. No need to cook. See? Forget about the tranquil life. With this little brat, we'll only have messy days. Ah Xu, is this liquor or vinegar? How could you drink something as awful as this? Where can I get good liquor in this backcountry? You might as well make do with it. When we're at the Four Season Manor, I'll dig out the good liquor that buried
in the plum forest for you. Master, there is a plum forest in our manor? Not only a plum forest. People of the martial arts world praise our manor as "Full of flowers all year round, knowing everything in the world." [A letter aiming to convince Zhao Jing of eradicating the Ghost Valley] Father. Scorpion, you come at the right timing. You took care of the Xianxia Sect nicely. Those people set free deliberately by Pretty Arhat ran to Mount Song all the way. They knelt before the front door of the Shaoling Temple for three days and nights to ask Ci Mu to uphold justice for them. Guess what Ci Mu did then? He couldn't bear it anymore. He is calling on all sects to crusade against the Ghost Valley. "Leader Zhao, please join us then. Sincerely." Father, what do you say? I have nothing to say. These sects are all hypocrites. Back then, they just stood aside and watched when the Ghost Valley was against us. Now they know how it feels like. It's not that easy to invite the Five Lakes Alliance to be a part of this. If they want me to participate,
they need to show their sincerity. Father, I don't understand. Son, you're still too young and have little experience. It was the same for Gao Chong and he didn't understand this all his life. Think about it. Among the bad things done by the Ghost Valley, most of them are against us except those little ones. But why did Gao Chong choose to hold the lame Heroes Conference at that time? Those who attended it were all nobody. They were there just for fun. None of the leaders of the famous sects attended it. Right. The leaders of the eight major sects didn't attend. The Changming Sword Immortal only sent one disciple to the event. So, my son, these famous and orthodox sects in the martial arts world are either blinded by gain and greed or aiming at fame and credit only. Their want to get the most benefits. If you want to let them fight against the Ghost Valley together, it'll only work with both the name of justice and possible benefit. So you need to make a big cake and put justice and benefit into it to attract these sects.
Good boy, eat more till you're full so you can carry my Ah Xiang. Behave yourself. Who is yours? [Li Mansion] Xiao Hong and Da Hong. Choose one and leave then. I've prepared the food and water for you. We need to say goodbye here. Ah Xiang, why are you still angry at me? I'm not. I'm the servant of Master's, so I'll follow him for sure. Just go back to your Gentle Wind Sword Sect. Ah Xiang, I'm wrong. Please don't be angry. Who says you're wrong? You're the young master of a famous sect. I'm just a wild girl. We're not the same kind of people. Who says you're a wild girl? Brother Wen. Master. You are my girl. Does that mean I am a rustic? Cao Wei Ning, do you have your purse with you? Yes, I do. I don't want this servant anymore. I can sell her to you for three qian* of silver. [*Lit: Old unit of weight. One qian is about three grams] If you want her, just give me the money. And you can't regret it after the trade. Master, you, you're a bastard. See? This unruly servant is bullying her master. I… How can I keep her anymore? How about this? I'll give you a 50% discount. One point five qian of silver. Don't think it's expensive.
My Ah Xu is so capable that he is worth only three qian of silver. What are you laughing at? Zhou Xu, talk some sense into him! Sorry, I can't. If you can't, then who can? Still so fierce. I can give her to you for free. I don't need her anymore. Just take her. Brother Wen. With God witnessing, I've never seen Ah Xiang as a servant. Thank you for believing me and entrusting her to me. After telling my master, I'll go through all the formal procedures to prepare the dowry and a proper marriage without one step missing. Dowry? Shouldn't it be prepared by the family of the bride? You know nothing about it! Ah Xiang. Scorpion, help me compile a book of the ghosts. Distribute it to everyone in the martial arts world. We have allied with each other. Why do we go back on our word? Father, if you distribute it to everyone in the martial arts world, it'll leave them with no choice. If that's the case, how could I ask them to do things for us later? Scorpion, the Shaolin Temple has come forward. It is a perfect opportunity. Besides, what is the use of this gang of ghosts? The traps are all set. All we need to do is driving the prey into them. Still don't understand? Since we want to wipe out the Ghost Valley, who are we going to kill if the ghosts are outside?
Where can they go if they lose my protection and can't move one step in this world? So what you mean is to take away their choices and force them to go back to the Ghost Valley. But, Father, what if they trash talk us when they get out? Who will believe them? Besides, it is an unsolved case that Gao Chong colluded with the Ghost Valley. And it's still pending up to now. Though people don't mention it now, it still has a bad influence on us more or less. So at this time, I hope these bad guys have dogfights among them. We'll take the opportunity to find one of them to testify for us. The Ghost Valley framing the Five Lakes Alliance was to split the martial arts world. We are the one who has been wronged. By the time our name is cleared, Brother Gao Chong won't be able to see it. Then all sects would be very embarrassed. I'll lead them to eradicate the Valley. I'll get both the power and the reputation with the guilt from all sects. If then comes an election of the chief,
who else could it be except for me? Father, how could you be so smart? Even Zhu Ge Liang is brought back to life, he will be so ashamed to compare with you. You do have a silken tongue to make me happy. How could this little trick of mine compare to those of the ancient oracle's? [It's just that we hear nothing from Lovelace until now.] [Technically,] [Yu Qiu Feng is no match for him.] [He must have hidden away] [since he has sensed something wrong.] [It doesn't matter.] [Now, all sects] [are searching you for me.] [Let's see where you can hide.] ♪The sky was gray as I crossed the cold river♪ ♪The moon in my cup at night reflects the sadness in my smile♪ ♪Who allowed me to roam around the world on horseback?♪ ♪Who is drunk in their dreams but can't find home when they wake? ♪The cold rain kisses my windows♪
♪I don't mind hate and slander, but my melancholy persists♪ ♪The spring breeze brings greenery along the river♪ ♪But can't warm my cold heart♪ ♪Is that our light out of nowhere?♪ ♪I regret not meeting you earlier, but we've finally met now♪ ♪Don't let the seasons pass in vain♪ ♪Give up the adventures on horseback for a peaceful quiet life♪ ♪The lights of ten thousand families light up the world♪ ♪The past disappears like smoke in a sandstorm♪ ♪I will spend the rest of my days enjoying my life with you♪ ♪I will be with you forever♪
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