Chapter 439: Every Family Has Its Own Problems
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The corner of Lin Feng’s mouth spasmed a little and he looked at Jieyu with slight speechlessness. “Besides your wife being jealous, is there something else that you did that pissed her off?”
The Black Dragon Jieyu laughed awkwardly once more. He stammered a little bit as he tried to explain, “That, uh, Leader, you’re not aware. When she was younger it was me who protected her, but she had always been one of the most talented and smartest in the Supreme Dragon Roost.”
“Therefore, her abilities have been improving very quickly. She will become stronger than me in no time.” Jieyu’s expression became a little revelatory all of a sudden. “She never forgets her past, and when she grew up she never forgot about me.”
“Back then, she has already become the prettiest amongst all the dragons in the Supreme Dragon Roost. Her potential and abilities were also considered extremely high, and being with made me the laughingstock of the public.” Jieyu twitched his mouth and said with a tinge of bad feelings. “I have also been working hard on my cultivating, not to surpass her but at least to be her equal? Alas, in the end prodigies and normal people are just different.”
“After a long period of time, not only did I fail to catch up, the gap became wider and wider.”
Jieyu slumped and continued, “In the end, she took the initiative and proposed the marriage to our elders. So we became married, but more people began to tease me and laugh at me.”
When Lin Feng heard all this he also twitched a little inside. He thought that all this was rubbish – of course, if a stalk of flower was stuck upon a pile of old shit like Jieyu, bad blood was bound to come.
Lin Feng even knew without thinking that when Baiguang initiated the marriage to Jieyu, she probably had to overcome the vehement disapproval from the dragon elders. Even at the Great Void Sect, she was probably answered with unhappiness.
The question of marriage amongst the demons was simpler than humans, but at the same time was more primitive and savage. The idea was that the strongest ones would naturally mate with each other. Alphas of the female gender had to find an alpha of the opposite gender as this concerned breeding the next generation.
Lin Feng glanced at Jieyu and look up and down at the old dragon. He said to Jieyu with slight contempt and said, “The more this is the case, the more you should be working hard to reverse the situation.”
Jieyu nodded with embarrassment, but his eyes betrayed a look of exasperation and defeat. The gap between his talent and potential with Baiguang was complete – with the same level of access to resources, the separation in standards would only become greater and greater.
Even though Baiguang did not really say anything much about it, Jieyu still felt a great amount of pressure in front of her, and increasingly so. With a mix of guilt and envy, he ended up being fearful of facing Baiguang.
Lin Feng shot him a look and said, “That’s enough. If you were really afraid of your wife, would you court other women outside? Speaking of which, it’s still rather impressive that you became like a ‘monk’ in with me.”
Generally, when one’s official wife became too dominant, the husband’s masculine dignity would be severely battered and he would end up falling into the arms of relatively more pleasant and gentle individuals of the opposite gender to find some semblance of equilibrium.
Jieyu waved his hands hurriedly. “Leader, you have misunderstood me like my wife. I have not let her down, even though… Even though sometimes I may be enchanted by other pretty girls, those were all passing thoughts and I have never cheated on her or let her down!”
Lin Feng laughed and said, “Then according to your wife, every time you do not return to the Supreme Dragon Roost it’s because you were knocked head over heels by another girl?”
Jieyu laughed bitterly and said, “That’s why I said it’s all a misunderstanding.”
“The reason why she has that kind of misunderstanding is actually because…” As he said this sentence, Jieyu abruptly stopped and his expression became even more awkard.
Lin Feng looked at him curiously. “What’s going on?”
Jieyu shook his head repeatedly, and his expression was one of regret. He wanted to turn around and escape. It was not his intention to tease Lin Feng with juicy gossip, but if he let it slip and said the wrong things he would not even get a chance to regret.
Lin Feng stopped him in his tracks and said plainly, “Oh, Jieyu, you shouldn’t have hid from your wife about the time you took a sneaky peek at Hu Yanyan.”
Jieyu’s glared at Lin Feng. “I didn’t do that! That’s not true!”
Lin Feng said quietly, “Who can prove it?”
Jieyu was full of grief and indignation and said, “Leader, are you saying you’re trying to frame me?”
Lin Feng nodded his head as if nothing happened and replied, “Now, do you know what to do?”
“Master Lin, how can you do something like this with your status?” Jieyu’s eyes rolled around non-stop as he tried to erase the idea from Lin Feng’s head. “This is harmful to your dignity and reputation.”
Lin Feng chuckled and said, “You seem to have done something wrong. If you were in my shoes, you could pretty much do anything you like. Why would you be limited by all those social expectations and rules? My dignity was never obtained by pulling long faces.”
Jieyu was completely hopeless at this point. Both of his eyes expanded in size as he glared at Lin Feng and began to take short and rough breaths. After a long while, he sat back on the ground in defeat and looked at Lin Feng with a face of indignation and grief as well as an equal measure of helplessness.
He hesitated for a long moment before stammered, “The reason why my wife harbors that kind of misunderstanding is because, uh, that… We have been married for hundreds of yours, but the number of times that we have slept together, uh…”
Jieyu was currently in his human form, and he extended all five fingers on one of his hands, and after thinking for a moment he extended the fingers on his other hand.
“… My estimate is, I can count the number of times with the fingers on my hand…” Jieyu continued to say with some embarrassment. His voice became softer and softer while his head became lower and lower. In the end all he wanted to do was dig a hole in a ground to jump in.
Lin Feng looked at him in shock and asked, “How could that be?”
He looked up and down at the Black Dragon Jieyu. Even though Lin Feng had not yet said anything, how could Jieyu not tell from his gaze?
“I’m very normal!” The old dragon exclaimed, but subsequently reverted back to his tone of timidity. “The problem is that when I’m wife, I have trouble getting excited.”
He could tell that Lin Feng was unconvinced and he became exasperated. “It’s true! When I’m faced with other girls, I’m extremely normal. Even though I didn’t do anything at all but I have legitimate reactions!”
Lin Feng glanced at Jieyu in front of him, then he shifted his gaze towards the stone room in which Jieyu resided in. He twitched his mouth as he said, “What a waste.”
The life of this couple was so unharmonious – it was no wonder that Baiguang would be so jealous, or that she frequently suspected Jieyu was flirting with other women outside.
He suddenly recalled something and looked back at Jieyu. “So the two of you don’t have an heir?”
Jieyu nodded his head sheepishly and Lin Feng immediately felt dumbfounded. This question was a serious one. To the best of his knowledge, dragons were known for their lust and it was easy to breed mix-blooded offspring if they bred with other demon races. Dragon blood flowed in the veins of many demon races, and more often than not it was because of some dragons that forgot to control his or her belt and the product of the resulting one-night-stand.
The awkward thing was that it was extremely difficult for dragons to breed pure-blooded offspring of their own.
The marriage between Jieyu and Baiguang was already criticized internally by the dragons as they believed that Baiguang was wasting her blood and talent. Along with the fact that they had no heir, it was no surprise that the pressure was piling up on this couple.
The fact that Jieyu felt weak and timid around Baiguang stemmed from the immense pressure on his mental state of mind. This additional pressure made him even more timid and fearful.
Lin Feng looked at Jieyu again with slight speechlessness, and for a moment did not know what to say in response. After a long while he finally said something, “What a useless man… No, what a useless male dragon!”
Jieyu covered his face with his hands and he did not dare to make a sound. He was so ashamed that he really wanted to dig a hole to jump in and bury himself.
Lin Feng heaved a long sigh and began to ponder. When Lin Feng did not mock and tease him, Jieyu became a little more composed and looked at Lin Feng. Traces of hope surfaced in his mind. “Perhaps the Leader is so powerful that he can help me resolve this problem?”
After a little while, Lin Feng’s gaze returned to Jieyu and a heartwarming and amiable smile – like the springtime sunshine – appeared on his face.
“Oh? It’s really possible?” Jieyu looked at Lin Feng’s smile and hope began to build up within him. Yet, at the same time, chills went down his spine as if something bad was about to happen to him.
Lin Feng said amicably, “Jieyu, go back and rest for now. You have done your best for the Celestial Sect of Wonders these few days, I will not let you down for your effort.”
“Thank… Thank you, sir.” The elder dragon greeted Lin Feng anxiously, and subsequently turned to leave. So emotional was the elder dragon that he did not realize that he extended the same leg and arm at the same time as he walked.
Lin Feng watched Jieyu’s shadow as he walked away and his smile became as radiant as sunshine.
“Yes, I have to find a professional for this kind of thing.” At this moment, Lin Feng extended his mana and called Xiao Yan from the Inferno Precipice.
Xiao Yan was shut in and cultivating during this period. However, his progress in cultivation was nothing impressive. Still, his foundation in the mastery of mantras became more consolidated.
Previously, he achieved astounding progress in his cultivation and could not help but overlook a little of the stability of his foundations. Now that he was plagued by the Primordial Fires, he resolved to shut himself in to investigate his personal mana mastery. After a precipitation process, his whole body was like fresh steel after the quenching of fire – his whole appearance seemed different.
Even though he refrained from engaging in battle with others due to the imbalance of Primordial Fires within his body, he still moved around quite freely. From the looks of it, his problem was almost resolved.
As for the control of the Primordial Fires, he became more and more familiar and adept. He only had to pass the Tribulations of the Yin Feng to progress to the advanced level of the aurous core stage. It was only then that he could truly control and refine the three Legendary Primordial Fires within his body.
“Master, you’re looking for me?” Xiao Yan asked curiously. Lin Feng nodded his head and said, “There’s something I need you to do. You’re the most suitable for this task.”
Even though he was plagued by the Primordial Fires, Xiao Yan’s pride was still the same as before. “Just say the word, master. I will try my best.”
Lin Feng nodded and smiled in approval. He voice-projected a message with his mana and passed it on Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan’s eyes suddenly enlarged to its maximum size. “Mas… Mas… Master?!” For a very short time, Xiao Yan suspected he was hearing things.
Lin Feng’s expression was calm as per normal and repeated his instructions again.
Xiao Yan was completely stoned at this point. He looked at Lin Feng sluggishly and found it hard to speak. “Mas…ter?”
Lin Feng said plainly, “The Black Dragon Jieyu’s wife came up the mountain to look for her husband, I’m sure you already knew that.”
Xiao Yan did not understand why Lin Feng suddenly brought up something that seemed totally unrelated, but still answered, “Yes, I’m aware.”
He could not help himself and began to laugh. “This old dragon is quite a poor thing – he married such a dominatrix.”
Lin Feng’s face was serious as he continued, “Don’t mock Jieyu. You only know one thing but you don’t know the full story.” Subsequently, he explained Jieyu’s problem with Baiguang to Xiao Yan.
Initially, Xiao Yan found the story amusing but the more he listened the more he resigned he felt. “I guess every family has its own problems.”
Lin Feng could tell from his expression that Xiao Yan was reminiscing about the day he became a useless pile of trash in Wuzhou City. Xiao Zhener did not abandon him after the fact, and they drew mockery and criticism that a girl’s youth was wasted upon a piece of shit.
Xiao Yan found the Jieyu’s story extremely relatable, and Lin Feng immediately knew his plan was coming together. “Therefore, the reason why I need you to do this now is for the benefit of Jieyu and his wife.”
Xiao Yan was originally slightly saddened and resigned, but when he heard his master’s words he pulled a long and bitter face and complained, “Master… But… This is too…”