The Female Supporting Role Shows Out - Chapter 39
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Lin Dan was awakened by a burst of immense chest pains. As soon as she opened her eyes, she realized that she was standing in a very dark place. Ten steps away were two iron doors where a man and a woman were each locked behind the doors. The woman was dressed in red and had a beautiful face. She was staring at Lin Dan with rage and wariness.
The man looked even more elegant than the woman. He was wearing a thin white robe that spread out like a flower in the dark and his long ebony hair scattered all over the ground. When the wind blew, she could even smell a faint fragrance coming from him. His refined and beautiful face shone like white jade as he sat quietly behind the iron door with his narrow eyes half-closed. His thin lips were pursed and he seemed neither happy nor sad. If it were not for his moving chest, Lin Dan would really think he was just a life-sized Buddha statue with holy light radiating from all over his body.
However, Lin Dan did not have the time to care about them. She glanced at them before looking at the surrounding environment and left without saying a word. It was obvious that she was in a heavily guarded dungeon and it would not be a good place to sort out her memories.
Once Lin Dan left, the woman in red relaxed and said angrily, “Master, she wanted to kill me!”
The man replied without opening his eyes, “You don’t need to care about a dying woman.”
The woman in red went closer to the cell door and whispered, “Master, how do you know she is dying?”
The heart and soul of the man became one. He gradually stopped breathing and had entered the state of meditation. The woman knew her master would not be able to hear whatever she said at this moment and stopped speaking to him. Through the prison door, she marveled at her master’s gorgeous face, and her eyes flashed with feelings of love, struggle, and awe…
Lin Dan lost her memories again. Besides her name, she had no recollection of anything else. Yes, again. She seemed to be very familiar with this situation and was extremely good at adapting to it. She was able to adjust herself almost immediately without others noticing it, before finding a secluded place to sort out her memories.
The original owner of this body was also called Lin Dan, who was the left guardian of the Eastern Holy Sect. This was the main altar of the sect which was located in the hinterland of Hidden Dragon Mountain. The Eastern Holy Sect was not a follower of the orthodox traditions and expanded rapidly. It was even denounced by the orthodox sects as a heretic sect in recent years and many wanted to eliminate the sect as soon as possible. As the guardian of the sect, Lin Dan was naturally regarded as a demonic woman.
From the past memories of this body, she saw that she did a lot of bad things. Yet, nobody would have known that she was forced. The original owner of this body was an orphan who was adopted by the old leader of the Eastern Holy Sect who had taught her martial arts when she was young. In order to repay the old leader for his kindness, she vowed to protect the young leader, He Chongling, who was his son. When she was twelve or thirteen years old and achieved some success in martial arts, the old master asked if she wanted to become even better. She said yes without any hesitation. Therefore, the old leader made her consume a type of poison which allowed the young leader to have control over her life before imparting one of the top martial techniques to her.
The original owner was loyal to the old leader and had developed a deep affection for the young leader. This was why she was willing to risk her life for both of them. A few years later, the old leader died, and the young leader succeeded the position. The original owner gradually grew up and started taking things into her own hands. She realized that what she had consumed back then was not a type of poison, but a kind of spell worm. When consumed, the worm would live in the host’s heart and cannot be eliminated. If she was disloyal to He Chongling, she would suffer from the pain of being slashed by a thousand knives. If she had any intention of killing He Chongling, her heart would rupture instantly even before she could act on it.
When Lin Dan arrived, the original owner was already dying from pain, but fortunately, Lin Dan was able to calm the violent effects of spell worm in time, or there would be nothing she could do to stay alive. Lin Dan’s heart was still in pain, she thought her ventricles were probably badly bitten by the spell worms, and she would not have many days left to live.
However, Lin Dan did not have any strong recollections of the past except for her strong desire to stay alive. Since it was not easy for her to enter this body, she knew she did not come to this world just to die. As she desperately searched for any useful clues in her mind, she started smiling wryly.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
There was only one word to describe the life of the original owner of this body – miserable. When she was young, she was being trained like a beast by the old leader. She never had a good life and even fell in love with a heartless man. He Chongling took advantage of her feelings and the spell worm within her to exert complete control over her and did not treat her like a human being. There had been countless times when she was slashed over and over again by the enemies to protect He Chongling and was even on the verge of death many times, but He Chongling tossed her away like a piece of trash, without even giving her a second look.
For He Chongling, she was like a sword. He did not feel bad for discarding a sword that had turned rusty and blunt.
Fortunately, her desire to stay alive was so strong that she had always managed to regain consciousness in time just before she died. She would get up and push away all the bodies laying on her, wipe off the blood on her face before staggering back to the Eastern Holy Sect by herself. She was being abandoned like a pair of dirty shoes time and again, but she had always returned to He Chongling. She did not feel helpless or weary, just a tinge of sorrow in the middle of the silent night.
She passed by the Qingjiang River one day and met a man with a gorgeous face and unworldly presence drifting down the river on a bamboo raft. He inadvertently exchanged glances with her lifeless eyes and gave her a faint smile. This subtle yet ordinary expression had planted a seed called “happiness” in her heart since and had bloomed into a beautiful flower.
She could not control her urge and followed the man all the way to the south while protecting him. She silently watched him as he played the zither, drank wine, and enjoyed the view of the flowers. If he smiled, she would smile with him, and if he frowned, she would feel an ache in her heart. It was only then did she realize that her feelings for He Chongling was not love, but obedience and awe. If this man had not shown up, she would be trapped in the illusion that He Chongling had created for the rest of her life to the point of her death.
The moment she figured it out, she abducted the man without any hesitation and brought him back to the Eastern Holy Sect. She instructed the people in the sect to take good care of him. She did not dare to defile the man and only watched him from afar. But gradually, she found that the man and her maid were getting closer and closer. They would often get together for a chit-chat with cheerful smiles on their faces as if there were endless topics to talk about. Apart from that, He Chongling, who had always been a heartless and ruthless man, was also treating the maid differently. He even promoted her as a saintess, and her status immediately overshadowed the original owner of the body.
The original owner had been holding back the jealousy and resentment within her because she knew that once He Chongling fell for the maid, he would definitely get her by all means. This meant that the man would be separated from the maid without having her to do anything. And she was right, He Chongling quickly forced the maid to marry him and quickly prepared for the wedding. The maid resisted violently by going on a hunger strike, she even tried to kill herself by hitting her head on the pillar. As the saying goes, “Spare the rats to save the dishes.” He Chongling was worried that the maid would injure herself and decided to imprison her while threatening to kill the man. It turned out that he also discovered the special relationship between them and exploited it so that the maid would give in to his demands.
The two most important people in her life were taken away by the maid one after another. The original owner finally could not hold back anymore and ran to the dungeon to kill the maid. However, she did not expect He Chongling to restrict her through the spell worm and made the worm attack her if she had any intention to kill the maid. He Chongling had already regarded the maid as part of himself and protected her well.
The original owner risked her lifetime and again for He Chongling, but he did not even care about her. Yet, the maid could get everything she wanted effortlessly. Before her death, the original owner who was suffering from immense pain in her heart had only one desire in her heart – if she could, she wanted to get herself out of this life, be a good person, and never be trampled by anyone.
“Be a good person and not be trampled on? Easier said than done.” Lin Dan shook her head and smiled bitterly. “You can’t even stay alive and you want to be a good person?” She muttered. However, in a flash, she noticed a vague clue in her memories. She hurriedly went to find the book of top martial technique that was given by the old master and looked through it carefully.
It was called the “Asura Sword Technique.” The first sentence of the book was, “Those who are heartless and ruthless can become the Asura. Life or death, it can never be broken or destroyed.” Then, it was the profound incantations and sword movements. The original owner practiced according to the incantation and sword movements in the book and could not make any more progress after becoming a first-class master. Over the years, she had been trying to achieve a breakthrough, but she was unable to do so and eventually gave up.
But Lin Dan believed that the most important part of this technique was hidden in the first sentence of the book. “What does ‘Those who are heartless and ruthless can become Asura’ mean? What does ‘Life or death, it can never be broken or destroyed’ mean?” Lin Dan thought that the original owner had laid in a pool of blood and was on the verge of death countless times, but she had miraculously survived each predicament – the original owner was a monster for having such a strong tenacity.
Lin Dan did not believe anyone was unkillable, but the original owner seems to be one. She wondered if this was related to her physical constitution or the techniques she practiced. Lin Dan flipped through the book quickly and was determined to practice the Asura Sword Technique to perfection. She knew that the answer would naturally be clear once she had succeeded.
“Life or death, it can never be broken or destroyed” – this was the only chance Lin Dan had. As for being heartless and ruthless, it may be impossible for others to achieve this, but it was an easy task for Lin Dan. She seemed to be born with a lack of emotions and desires, and now that she was completely isolated from the original owner’s emotions, her soul was already on an entirely different level. At this moment, a sharp qi suddenly emerged from her core energy. It traveled through her meridians to the limbs and destroyed her blood vessels, bones, flesh, and blood one by one. The overwhelming pain swept her like a tsunami wave.
Lin Dan spat blood in that instance but maintained the meditation stance and did not dare to move an inch. The pain she was enduring at this moment was many times stronger than the immense chest pains she had experienced. This qi was moving in her body like a steel knife, wanting to mince her into a ball of flesh and blood. In addition to that, she could also feel her core energy producing a vigorous qi that was quickly repairing her battered body. Her bones became stronger, her flesh and blood became tougher, and her meridians became wider…
She seemed to have died a thousand times, but she had also become more indestructible after overcoming it. Having experienced the torment that ordinary people cannot imagine, she had never lost her consciousness. She realized that only by discarding the unnecessary emotions can she be truly powerful, and only the truly powerful would never be trampled on. “Just what kind of pain and difficult choice one had to go through to achieve this kind of enlightenment?” She marveled.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]