Otherworldly Evil Monarch - Chapter 252
Chapter 252: Brother Mo Xie Playing a Handsome Hoodlum!
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
’’The Tang stock in the Aristocratic Hall is mine; it's Tang Yuan's personal money! The Tang
Family has nothing to do with it. I have no opinion about your desire to present this wine to His
Majesty, the Emperor. However, I cannot sustain a loss on the one hundred remaining bottles
that I own. Therefore, Third Prince can purchase them by paying the base price if he really
desires. However, I have no comment on how he plans to obtain the remaining two hundred
bottles.’’ Tang Yuan repeated the lines he had learnt by heart.
The Third Prince's voice and appearance was stern, but Fatty Tang didn't care much for him
from the start. Fatty didn't shout-back even though the Prince had dropped to a lowly status by
trying to force others. In reality, Tang Yuan would've already exploded if he had not received
instructions by Young Master Jun's ’’sound’’!
As for these words spoken by Fatty just now it was Jun Mo Xie who had used his secret
technique to transmit these lines to Tang Yuan's ears. Fatty Tang had listened to these words,
and had repeated them slowly.
However, did the Third Prince really wish to pay the base price for these hundred bottles? The
base price for a hundred of these bottles would be around three million in silver, and the Third
Prince did not have that kind of spare cash. This Fatty was a big dandy. However, he had the
Tang Family behind him. His grandfather and the Prince's father had really good relations.
Therefore, the Third Prince wouldn't be able to obtain those hundred bottles for cheap if this
Fatty was truly being earnest. Hence, he decided to let it be, even though the price wasn't low.
The Prince didn't wish to spur trouble with the Fatty, even though the Fatty wasn't exactly
being kind to him.
The Third Prince pondered on this for a while and then suddenly burst into loud and clear
laughter. He then said, ’’Very good! This Prince will get the remaining two hundred bottles of
this extraordinary wine stored in his carriage if chief auctioneer Tang has no objections
regarding them. It is important that this Prince presents his father with this huge gift. And I
will surely give credit to the Aristocratic Hall for such a contribution!’’
’’Did you finish your play's dialogue, Third Majesty?’’ a lazy voice resounded from upstairs.
Everyone looked up only to see the Young Master Jun dressed in his gown. His pretty face belied
his somewhat angry mood. He took one large step on to the railing. His legs were almost fully
upright as he looked down and sneered at the Third Prince.
’’What do you mean Young Master Jun? How on earth am I performing in a play?’’ The Third
Prince's expression sank.
’’What do I mean? I think I should inform the Third Prince that your performance is not
pleasant to hear.’’
Jun Mo Xie gave a rogue smile, ’’Fatty Tang is merely the chief auctioneer of the Aristocratic
Hall. This boy is the actual boss of the Aristocratic Hall! Moreover, this Young Master owns a
hundred bottles out of those three hundred! All this man can see is someone who's trying to
take away my share without willing to pay for it. You want to take these away? That's fine.
However, I, your father demand the highest price which has been bid up till now. I suppose this
is required even if the grandson is daring to give away his grandfather's belongings!’’
Jun Mo Xie had wickedly and skillfully changed his own designation around five times in his
accusation. He had gone from 'boy', to this 'this Young Master' to 'man' to 'father' before
finally settling on 'grandfather'.
Shockingly, he hadn't set aside even a little bit of respect for the Emperor's own son.
’’This kid is mad!’’ Dugu Wudi's spirits rose as he exclaimed to his daughter, ’’This is new to me.
But is this boy really that bold? Damn! His words make me comfortable! It's been a while since
I've seen something this rare! He is truly worthy of being called Elder Brother Jun's son! His
father was a hero, but this guy's got guts too!’’
Dugu Wudi was somewhat touched in his heart. [Jun Mo Xie is staring blankly right now. It
seems as if his brain hasn't yet processed his own words. However, this requires a lot of
courage! He is standing-in for the youthful vigor of his family. My sons wouldn't dare to speak
like this even if they were beaten to death. But Jun Mo Xie has! This one incident has proven
that he far exceeds my sons and nephews; regardless of the fact whether he has brain or not!]
[This boy must be drunk. But still, how could he say such a thing so causally?]
[Leaving aside the fact that he's just a boy even a great general wouldn't have been able to
say something like this in this manner!]
’’Daddy, can't you speak without cursing for even once? Can't you speak a little gracefully? At
least appear a little bit like nobility!’’
Dugu Xiao Yi snorted as she playfully protested her father's vulgar language. She felt that his
vulgarity was somehow too much for this environment. Then, she stretched out her finger and
continued in a shy manner, ’’Daddy, I really like looking at brother Mo Xie playing the hoodlum.
And just look how handsome he is! Even his bearing is extremely graceful. The magnanimity
spoken of in legends and lore cannot surpass his chivalry.’’
The Great General Dugu Wudi was completely dumbfounded. [Is there no justice? I used profane
words, and she was discontent. But, now that this youngster is shamelessly playing a hoodlum
he is graceful and handsome?!What kind of magnanimity has he displayed to leave her so
mesmerized?] Although he hadn't read a lot of books, he had a rough idea what the meaning
behind these words was.
[What is this? Even the lover of the poet Pan Yue wouldn't describe this in such an outrageous
manner! The difference in the way she's treating us is too great, right? She's simply favoring
him too much, isn't she?]
’’What is the meaning of this Young Master Jun? Are you are disagreeing to gift these bottles to
my father, the Emperor? The Emperor only concerns himself with the welfare of the nation, and
exhausts himself both physically and mentally over it. Is my father not worthy enough in
Young Master Jun's eyes? Not even for you to offer him your wine? Hmm?’’
The Third Prince coldly looked up at Jun Mo Xie. He seemed to be looking at Jun Mo Xie humbly.
However, he only saw viciousness in the Hitman's eyes.
’’It doesn't matter to me! I am running a business here. And this place isn't called the
'Benevolent Hall'! One simply can't come in here and bully us!’’
An ominous light returned to Hitman Jun's eyes as he snorted in a cold manner, ’’I must
question the Third Prince's intentions. When Fatty Tang said that he would not offer you his
stock, and that you would have to buy it you did not do anything. However, now that the
stock of this fine wine is under this Young Master's name you think you can handle it as you
wish? I didn't know that the Third Prince looked at me as someone who will be fun to bully!
Perhaps he looks at my entire Jun Family as someone who is easy to bully? I believe that
everyone here can see through the ridiculousness you disguise as the so-called 'right and
wrong', 'the fair and equitable justice' and 'the will of the people'...Third Prince, Your Majesty...
this Young Master must question in this regard!’’
Young Master Jun's voice was full of righteousness as he raised his head, ’’My Jun Family
prefers to break over bending! We are ready to suffer a hundred calamities and still remain
unyielding! The Third Prince has insulted my Jun family in front of so many people today! He
has insulted us without reason, and all these people are a witness to it! How can I control these
emotions under such circumstances?’’
Jun Mo Xie sounded sad and indignant as he continued, ’’I feel sorry for my Jun Family, for we
have sacrificed so much for this country. My old grandfather has valiantly fought in the
country's service his whole life! My father and second uncle gave up their lives for the nation;
even their remains don't exist anymore! My third uncle was disabled for life in that carnage!
My two elder brothers also made the ultimate sacrifice, and died an untimely death! My entire
family has bathed in blood in an unyielding effort to safeguard this nation until their death.
They spend their entire life on a saddle. They gave their all. And then they died! Now, the Jun
Family is in its decline and has become very desolate. However, you still come over and
flagrantly dishonor us?! Where is the heaven's justice?
’’May I ask the Third Prince what is the reason behind all this? Are you just taking advantage
of our situation? Or are you targeting us in secrecy? Third Majesty, how can the most faithful
servants of the crown not be disappointed and disillusioned when you act like this? You act
oppressive, and disgrace this whole family of loyal soldiers over a trivial matter of a few wine
bottles! Moreover, you strike you father's banners, and use your powerful position to suppress
others as you please. You! You! You! You!... What are you trying to do!? What have the Jun's
done to deserve this?’’
The Young Master Jun had just added a completely different flavor to the frying pan. He had
clearly added an emotional and political layer to this whole matter. He had cleverly twisted this
situation, and had then brought that frying pan right above the Prince's head. The Third Prince
had never faced this kind of an opponent. He was left panting, while his complexion turned
deep reddish-purple. He had realized that his reply was somehow wrong. Hence, he did not
dare to say anything for a moment.
’’My Jun Family...has been wrongly accused.’’ The Young Master Jun's voice became shrill as he
choked with emotions. He held the railing to support himself while he trembled. Then, with a
long sigh he looked up; his face resembled a beautiful lotus which had been abandoned.
Eventually, he stationed himself upright once again...
Those who had heard the desolation in his voice... soon turned mournful in their hearts. It was
like the winter snow had rained-in on the summer night the injustice of it couldn't be borne.
The Third Prince had been completely outplayed. He had almost spit dozens of units of blood on
his opponent in anger.
Everyone was dumbstruck.
They all stared at Jun Mo Xie. [How did he do that? He just publicly criticized the Third Prince,
and too in such a terrifying manner!] They had witnessed the Third Prince distorting the truth
and acting tyrannical just moments ago. And they had though that he was being outrageous.
However, now they had seen the Young Master Jun do the same, but not a wisp of that earlier
feeling prevailed. These two men were simply beyond comparison!
This youngster had truly distorted the facts; he had confused the right from the wrong, and had
actually created something where there was nothing to begin with. He was a true master of the
Dugu Wudi had just burst out in laughter. However, Dugu Xiao Yi covered his mouth with her
hand before his laugh could even properly escape it. Her eyes were full of anger. The entire
matter would go down the drain if he were to laugh. Dugu Xiao Yi's heart thumped madly. She
had only aimed to shut his mouth, but hadn't paid attention and was actually preventing her
father from breathing. She was choking him; so much so that it could've easily led to an
Dugu Wudi forcefully removed his daughter's hand from his mouth. His breath whistled as he
deeply sucked in air before coughing violently. He then scolded her in a low voice, ’’You, girl...do
you wish to murder your own father?!’’
The two black clad people sitting behind Princess Ling Meng were men of exceedingly high
skill. It was a pity that commoners didn't have the wisdom they did. However, even they were
completely flabbergasted. They saw the snot and the tears on Jun Mo Xie's face, and felt a sense
of inferiority. [That face of his has surpassed all the legends, and has shaken the heavens! I am
truly not as good as him! ]
The Third Prince panted since he found it difficult to breath. Then, he finally controlled after a
while. However, it seemed as if his eyes would shoot flames. He gnashed his teeth as he looked
towards Jun Mo Xie and said, ’’Since this is the case, this Prince will leave your hundred bottles
alone! But, you should have no problems regarding the remaining hundred, right?’’
’’That matter does not concern me. I am not the person you should be asking regarding the last
hundred bottles!’’ Jun Mo Xie suddenly changed; it was obvious from his face that it was no
longer his concern, ’’That stock is the Prince Equivalent's son Yang Mo's share. What does
that have anything to do with me?’’ [Humph...add to the fire...bully him...]
’’Yang Mo! You leave him to me!’’ The Third Prince was very flustered. Moreover, he wanted to
retrieve some honor. Therefore, he shouted loudly. Everyone shook their heads. Unexpectedly,
he wasn't demonstrating the graceful demeanor an Imperial Prince should in such situations;
in fact, he his behavior had started to disgust many people...
’’What... what do you want?’’ Yang Mo trembled as he raised his head to expose himself.
’’Will you give the hundred bottles under your name to your uncle, the Emperor? Will you be
willing to do it?’’ the Third Prince asked in an oppressive manner as he looked coldly at Yang
Pan Yue was a famous poet in China (247-300) who was also said to have been exceedingly