At this time, the System who had been quietly pretending to be dead all this while finally spoke, desperately preventing Lin Yuetian from proceeding forward, [“Stop it for me! The mission is to make him fall in love with you and guide him to regret his past action, what you’re about to do is definitely wrong!”]
“How could it be incorrect? Didn’t the task tell me to let him say I love you, am I wrong?” Lin Yuetian kindly explained his own interpretation to his System.
The System was even more anxious. [“But it has to be said sincerely, and for his heart to really be filled with regrets!”]
Lin Yuetian listened to the System rebuttal and was unmoved. “Don’t worry about it. I assure you, his confession and regret will definitely come from the bottom of his heart.”
The System yelled angrily, [“I said, don’t mess around!”]
Shaofeng Xianjun could hardly believe what was actually happening during these dozen seconds.
In all these years, no matter how he treated or regarded Lin Yuetian as, the person had never once hit him, not even, mess with a single hair of his. Lin Yuetian had always been cherishing him unreservedly and given up everything for him. Shaofeng could pretend that he had no feeling for his Shixiong, but the boundless tolerance and almost selfless love Lin Yuetian had for him was obvious to all.
Even so, the stab Lin Yuetian had delivered just now was firm and decisive, and without an ounce of hesitation prevailed. The pain from the sword wound in his abdomen told him it was real. It wasn’t just a hallucination.
Shaofeng slowly felt his worldview start to crumble. What on earth had happened actually?!
“You…” Shaofeng Xianjun spoke under his breath.
Lin Yuetian clenched the Zhanfeng Sword tightly instead, as if he was going to give the blade embedded inside Shaofeng Xianjun’s abdomen a 360-degrees rotation, gouging a portion of his guts on the way. He said, repeating the same question over, “Do you love me? Say it 3 times, and let me hear your answer clearly.”
Somehow the keen sense he had due to his upcoming Tribulation, gave him an intuition that if he didn’t follow suit, Lin Yuetian would really take his life.
Shaofeng was in a daze, feeling a bit unreal. Everything in front of him seemed like a mere dream. Immersing himself in this so-called dream, he obeyed Lin Yuetian’s demand and mechanically answered, “…I love you. I love you. I love you.”
Lin Yuetian glanced at the task panel.
The System murmured, [“You don’t have to check, the task has yet to be completed of course.”]
Letting out a sigh, Lin Yuetian realized, as expected, that a big business must not be so easy.
“I can’t feel your sincerity. Say it once again.”
Shaofeng Xianjun finally returned to his sense. When he had gathered his composure, he was furious, thinking that he was caught off guard and was bewitched to cater to Lin Yuetian’s whim. He coldly threatened, “Do you know what the consequence will be if you are discovered?”
Lin Yuetian, “I just know even if you were said to be the best in the world, you still can’t beat me.”
Shaofeng Xianjun, “…”
Seeing that his target seemed to be a stubborn one, Lin Yuetian decided to really rotate the sword in his hand. The blade inside the other party’s abdomen followed suit, causing Shaofeng Xianjun to cry out and groan in pain.
Lin Yuetian was an assassin. But it had to be repeated that he was not a pleasure criminal, let alone a perverted murderer. In all honesty, he truly had no interest in torturing people.
However, Shaofeng Xianjun was simply uncooperative. It really affected his work efficiency, quite greatly. When it came to this point, Lin Yuetian had no choice but to make Shaofeng Xianjun understand the situation he was in clearly.
‘Alas…It’s really hard to earn money.’ Lin Yuetian sighed, full of bitterness as a person from the working class.
Regardless of his emotion, his professionalism as the gold-medalist assassin was there. Getting his focus back to his current job, he pulled out the sword in his hand and gently shook off the blood beads from the blade.
Standing in front of Shaofeng Xianjun, the figure of Lin Yuetian brandishing the Zhanfeng Sword was looming, filled with unspeakable intention.
Two sticks of incense laterA fancy way to say 10 minutes later, as 1 stick of incense to be fully burned is 5 minutes.
The floor was covered in red, blood was dripping all over the place.
Wiping the sweat on his forehead, Lin Yuetian looked at Shaofeng Xianjun with some kind of respect. ‘Worthy indeed, of being escalated as a Hero.’
He was really a tough man to crack! Torturing this guy even caused Lin Yuetian who was clearly in Transcending Tribulation-Great Perfection to shed some sweat. Not from physical labor but from brain exertion. Shaofeng Xianjun took the word Uncooperative to a new level. If it wasn’t for Lin Yuetian’s sudden flash of inspiration, threatening to cut off Shaofeng’s Heavenly PillarPeePeedown there, he wouldn’t know how long would it take for this man’s will to collapse and finally chose to cooperate.
‘It’s really not easy for me!’
Unexpectedly, it was the System who witnessed the whole process and got affected instead. He no longer had the will to even speak, and kept reciting Buddhist Scriptures inside Lin Yuetian’s mind, from Vajra Sutra to Avatamsaka SutraThe Sutra often used or related to Zen, calming one’s mind.
As for Lin Yuetian, now looking at Shaofeng Xianjun‘s miserable and disheveled state, without a trace of his previous bearing, he nodded amiably and coaxed him gently, “Be good, don’t resist anymore. Wouldn’t it be better if you behave well from the beginning? So tell me properly, Do you love me?”
Shaofeng Xianjun was like a broken record, repeatedly answering, “I…love you…I love you…I love…you.”
Seeing no expected result on the task panel, Lin Yuetian looked at Shaofeng Xianjun with a disapproving gaze. “I still can’t feel your sincerity. Can you be more genuine?”
Choking from the blood inside his mouth, Shaofeng Xianjun incoherently spoke, “…You! Just…kill me…”
The System, [“Look at him, he’s determined to die! Didn’t I tell you this way really won’t work? I’m afraid he’s been fed up and even resents you now. In this case, which part of his heart could he take any more sincerity from? Let’s just forget this task. I have a Newbie Tutorial Guide here, given by my senior System. This guide will teach you how to accurately grasp the psychology of men.”]
Lin Yuetian didn’t respond to the System’s persuasion. He was someone who was both persistent and patient. Once he set his mind on something, he would pursue it to the end. Besides, he was a man himself, could he still need to be taught how to understand a man?
What kind of thing had he not done in his original Cyberpunk world? From being a cross-dresser, pretending to be a little lover, acting as a cleaning service, sneaking into someone’s house, forging a chat record, learnt all kinds of bizarre material regarding his targets; in order to kill the male targets he had done them all! He had met various kinds of men, thus in terms of understanding the men’s psychology, he could even be regarded as a Master in his generation.
No one knew men better than him!
If coercion didn’t work, then let’s resort to coaxing. Lin Yuetian was confident in his ability. With a few bowls of chicken soup from the soula well-said quote for life, what kind of scumbag could he still not discipline? Let the power of words demoralize the enemy and make them surrender with courtesy. Afterward, let’s sincerely and regretfully admit; I love You!
Therefore, disregarding the blood splattered on the ground, he sat directly facing Shaofeng Xianjun. He took out some precious medicine and gently rubbed the elixir to stop his wounds from bleeding. He used his finger to wipe off the blood on Shaofeng Xianjun‘s face and tenderly tucked the messy hair behind his ear.
“Shaofeng, don’t fall into despair.” Lin Yuetian softly encouraged. “You have to believe in yourself, believe in your potential, believe that you can do it. You must have great perseverance to pass through your upcoming Tribulation. So, you can’t rest yet…don’t give up. The Sun will always appear after the storm passed. I have never meant to really kill you. You don’t have to be nervous, let’s get rid of any negative emotion, and calm your mind.”
Shaofeng Xianjun-who was still in the state as if he was about to die at any second, “You…just what do you want from me?”
Lin Yuetian lifted one of his hands and pressed it against Shaofeng’s left chest. His voice was gentle and clear, like a spring breeze blowing on one’s face,
“Xianjun, Shaofeng, Shidi…come, listen to your own heartbeat…You and I, we have known each other for so many years, I have devoted all my heart to you. The world says you are indifferent and ruthless, but I know, you are not such a person. People are not plants, they must have feelings. In your heart, surely there must be an affection you feel for me. You must discover the power within your heart.”
Shaofeng Xianjun was stunned. Staring at Lin Yuetian’s hand grasping over his chest, somehow he sensed his heart was beating beyond his control. In his trance, he felt the heartbeat seemed to grow louder, filling his entire world.
Lin Yuetian was becoming gentler as he continued, “Remember our past, how we have good times together. Think about my true feelings towards you. Have you felt a touch of warmth and been moved by this emotion? Look at our present…I know, Shaofeng, you think I’m crazy, but it’s not revenge that I want and I don’t want your death. All I want is, I just want to hear you, to tell me that you love me from the bottom of your heart. Beyond this superficial pain in your body, you have to realize the real feeling in your heart. Beyond those anger, despair, and hatred, do you find a trace of sadness and unwillingness? Do you feel…a little bit of regret?”
Over these longwinded words, the System couldn’t help but chime in wryly, [“The pain in the body is also caused by you, my dear friend.”]
Lin Yuetian simply ignored him.
He continued to hold both of Shaofeng Xianjun‘s hands and dropped a tender kiss on his knuckles. With an affectionate gaze, he guided, “Be honest, follow the real feeling in your heart and answer me…Do you love me, Shidi?”
Right now, in Shaofeng’s eyes, there was only him and Lin Yuetian left. Both of them were currently wearing a pair of red wedding dresses. They were so close that Shaofeng could clearly feel the kiss on his fingers, it was like they were truly a loving couple.
His thoughts flew to the past long gone. He seemed to once again see his outstanding and talented Shixiong, who was actually gentle and had a mild temperament. He remembered all the good things his Shixiong had done and given to him.
Once upon a time, there was actually a period, when he didn’t care about his ambition and just want to marry and live a peaceful life, away from any worldly matter…
Just how had everything become so different?
“I…love you…” Shaofeng’s voice was faint. “I love you, Shixiong.”
Lin Yuetian kept looking at him gently and encouraged him, “Let me hear you say one more time, Shidi.”
“I love you!” Shaofeng said firmly.
There was no joy the System could feel as he announced in despair. [“Congratulation on completing the task. You will get 1,000 points as a reward. The Tasker can choose the time to leave by himself.”]
Lin Yuetian immediately discarded Shaofeng Xianjun from his hold, and immediately wield the previous Zhanfeng Sword instead.
Shaofeng had yet been able to properly react, still, he reflexively stretched out his hand desperately and called out, “Shixiong…”
Lin Yuetian solemnly declared, “So what if you love me? How can you compare to the demand of my Client No. 2, Lushui? I will act on behalf of the Heaven today and send you, a heartless man, to stay in the underworld with my Client No.2!”
Afterward, he swung his sword swiftly.
The cold glint from the blade flashed out in the Hall.
There was finally no more voice to be heard.
The System, inside Lin Yuetian’s mind, kept chanting, [“Amitabha…Amitabha…”]
A wandering soul.