Mo Yuan, now in Celestial Heaven had a single consuming thought. He wanted justice for his little Seventeen. If he was completely honest, he wanted to be the one, to make her whole again. After hearing of how she’d suffered in the hands of Heavenly Lord, despite Zhe Yan not divulging too much information; Mo Yuan knew Heavenly Lord’s involvement for Bai Qian’s sufferings, as the mortal SuSu were grand. Mo Yuan knew Su Jin wouldn’t dare steal Seventeen’s eyes, without Heavenly Lord behind her, and supporting her. Mo Yuan could barely contain his rage.
Standing at the gates of Celestial Heaven, he gritted his teeth as his jaw tightened. Mo Yuan closed his eyes to pull himself together. It wasn’t like him to be so impulsive. This wasn’t Mo Yuan, God of War, everyone knew. Yet after hearing of Bai Qian’s humiliation, abuse, and heartbreak during her time as a mortal. He’d cloud jumped before Mo Yuan knew what he was doing.
The Nine Heaven’s gatekeepers saw Mo Yuan’s godly aura, and came to the gate and knelt to greet him. When Mo Yuan walked through the gates, all immortals divinities had already gathered. He saw Heavenly Lord in the front of the large crowd, with Su Jin on his arm. Heavenly Lord happily greeted Mo Yuan and smiled,
“You should have sent one of your disciples to alert us of your visit. We have been anticipating seeing you, ever since we heard the Kunlun Mountain Bells’ chime. We would have ready a feast…” said Heavenly Lord, before Mo Yuan briskly cut him off.
“I wish to speak to you about something of a sensitive nature, Heavenly Lord. I think it would be better if we discussed it privately”
Mo Yuan said while staring at Su Jin with full hostility. Su Jin stepped forward up and bowed,
“Su Jin greets High God Mo Yuan and” Mo Yuan gave her a look that stopped her mid-sentence.
Mo Yuan fisted his hands when he saw Bai Qian’s beautiful eyes, still in Su Jin’s eye sockets. Heavenly Lord’s face suddenly darkened as he asked,
“Should we call Ye Hua to join us, High God Mo Yuan?”
Mo Yuan replied softly, “Please call Ye Hua to the main hall.”
Mo Yuan silently turned and walked away.
Mo Yuan and Heavenly Lord sat as Ye Hua on bent knees beside them. In Ye Hua’s eyes, Mo Yuan observed concern, worry and suspicion. Perhaps it was their brotherly tie, that gave Ye Hua a sense of what was coming, and he was bracing himself for impact.
“I’m here to discuss something that occurred during my absence,” Mo Yuan said calmly. “I’d like to speak of the grievances that Shi Yin…no… High Goddess Bai Qian suffered when she was SuSu”.
Heavenly Lord held his breath when he heard that mortal name. That was one incident he wanted everyone to forget. Suddenly, Heavenly Lord’s mind went blank and his breathing came to a halt.
“Wait! What did you say? Qing Qiu’s Queen Bai Qian, is SuSu? This is impossible! And earlier did you say Bai Qian is also Shi Yin, is one of your disciples?” Heavenly Lord demanded.
Heavenly Lord looked at Mo Yuan’s expression, and he knew Mo Yuan was serious. Su Jin told him, how Bai Qian’s face resembled SuSu’s. To the point, they could pass as twins. But he never believed it. Su Jin had the tendency for the dramatic, so it never occurred to him; she was telling the truth.
Now all was certain, and to add insult to injury, Bai Qian was also High God Mo Yuan favorite disciple. He remembered all the malicious deeds he made SuSu endure, slightly trembling, he said
“We didn’t know SuSu was Bai Qian. How could I know? And why would I knowingly do such things to the future Empress of Celestial Heaven and Queen of Qing Qiu?”
Heavenly Lord spat out. Heavenly Lord looked at Ye Hua confused. Bewildered. He pronounced, “Ye Hua, explain to High God Mo Yuan, we never knew Bai Qian was SuSu” Mo Yuan looked at Ye Hua and saw his defenses raised and fortified.
“I understand that Su Jin still has Bai Qian’s eyes in her head. How long are you going to leave things like this, Ye Hua?” Mo Yuan asked.
Heavenly Lord shocked Ye Hua, hid Bai Qian’s identity as SuSu, from him and began to stammer.
“I suspect Zhe Yan has already cured Bai Qian’s eyes. Has Zhe Yan not already cured Bai Qian’s eyes? Why must we bring up such terrible things from the past? Your return should be one of splendid grandeur.”
Mo Yuan watched his twin’s jaw clench and eyes darken.
“High God Mo Yuan, are you asking me as my concerned brother for my future wife, or as the Master of Kunlun Mountain?”
Ye Hua cautiously studied Mo Yuan face and asked, “High God Mo Yuan, why have you decided to involve yourself in something you had nothing to do with? What is the true reasoning behind your actions?”
Ye Hua continued, “High Goddess Bai Qian and I have only recently confirmed our affections for each other. In due time, I will be able to be to forthcoming to her about our turbulent past.”
Mo Yuan slightly tilted his head surprised by Ye Hua’s naïvety.
“Do you believe it is honorable, for her to marry you without knowing something this monumental?” Mo Yuan asked.
Ye Hua mirroring Mo Yuan’s expression and countered, “What would you like to hear High God Mo Yuan?
The brothers met eyes and Mo Yuan clearly saw hurt in Ye Hua’s eyes and shame. Mo Yuan saw he’d hit, Ye Hua’s weakest point.
Heavenly Lord broke the silence and said “I believe this conversation needs to be done properly. Perhaps, Donghua Dijun should be present. Ye Hua is about to leave for the mortal realm, for killing the four creatures created by Heavenly Father. Couldn’t we hold this off until he returns?”
Heavenly Lord asked as calmly as he could muster. Ye Hua’s words came sharp and quick, “Heavenly Grandfather, forgive your grandson for being unfilial, but I don’t believe it to be a good time to leave High Goddess. I’d prefer to be with her to rejoice her Shifu, as well as my twin brother’s return.
Ye Hua’s dark onyx eyes full of conviction as he stated, “She is MY WIFE and this joy is mutual.”
Ye Hua kowtowed to both Heavenly Lord and Mo Yuan.
Mo Yuan looked at his twin brother’s fixed expression. Mo Yuan’s words came out coolly when he clarified. “You have yet to marry in a ceremony, Ye Hua. Maybe it is a very good time for you to visit the mortal realm. I’d like some time with Seventeen, alone.”
Mo Yuan replied calming folded his hands together.
“We can revisit this conversation when you return. Do you know where Seventeen is now?”
Ye Hua’s eyes narrowed and he replied, “High Goddess Bai Qian has been with me at Xiwu Palace. We were discussing the details of our upcoming wedding. If I may excuse myself High God Mo Yuan and Heavenly Lord”
Ye Hua bowed and walked away. Mo Yuan turned all his attention on Heavenly Lord, who fidgeted uncomfortably in his seat before asking. “Excuse me for being bold, but what would you like to gain from reopening this case, High God Mo Yuan?”
to be continued………..