Chapter 5: Good-for-Nothing (2)
Xiling mainland, the country of Qinglong.
Within a remote backyard of the general’s mansion, a young woman crossed her legs, holding a stalk of straw in the corner of her mouth, slovenly sitting on the bed.
“The Xiling mainland?”
As if talking to herself, Xia Ruoyun’s lips curved up slightly.
“Looks like I’ve reincarnated from the Dongyue mainland to the Xiling mainland. I wonder if it was because the heavens couldn’t bear Xia Ming’s actions and gave me a chance for rebirth?”
Within this world, are countless mainlands.
Even though the Dongyue and Xiling mainlands are next to each other, the Xiling mainland ranks at the bottom, and only people with strength that reaches a certain point can step into the Dongyue mainland.
And the previous Xia Ruoyun, came from the Dongyue mainland!
Something out of her expectations was, compared to her original talent, this Gu Ruoyun was a complete and utter good-for-nothing! Even at the age of fifteen, she didn’t even reach the most basic third level of cultivation.
Even the servants in the general’s mansion were of fourth level and above.
Of course, this Gu Ruoyun had a tragic life.
Orphaned at an early age, she was a dispensable existence in everyone’s eyes. If not for the protection of her genius older brother, she would have been unable to take even a step.
However, not long ago, her genius brother had been accepted as a disciple by a mysterious power, and he was forced to leave Qinglong.
Who would have known that just days after his departure, the young master of Ling family would deliberately mock him in front of Gu Ruoyun, and for the sake of her brother, she started a fight with the young master and was beaten half to death by the Ling family’s servants.
The funniest part was that her own grandfather, the great general of the general’s household, would indiscriminately beat her to death.
Thinking of this, Gu Ruoyun’s lips formed a cold sneer: “Gu Ruoyun, since I’ve occupied your body, I have become you! Rest assured, I’ll take revenge for you, just take it as the compensation for taking your body.”
After saying so, the door opened, and when the person standing at the doorway met with Gu Ruoyun’s pair of deep black eyes, she was clearly taken aback.
“Gu Ruoyun, you’re not dead?”
This Gu Ruoyun, she actually has such good luck, still living after being beaten to that point by grandfather.
“Yeah, did you really want me dead?”
Gu Ruoyun’s thin lips curved up, smiling faintly at her.
“Hmph!” Gu Panpan snorted, “Since you didn’t die, then go to the guest hall, grandfather is waiting for you.”
After saying so, she turned her head and left.
Gu Ruoyun slightly narrowed her eyes, from going through her memories, she knew that Gu Panpan was her second uncle’s daughter, always arrogant, while Panpan’s older brother Gu Xianglin was a genius second only to her own older brother Gu Shengxiao. Thus, to help Gu Xianglin vent his frustration, she frequently bullied Gu Ruoyun when Gu Shengxiao was not at home.
To avoid adding to her brother’s worries, Gu Ruoyun never told him.
In the guest hall.
Just as Gu Ruoyun walked in, she saw the old general Gu sitting on the high seat, while sitting to his lower right was an old man and a young man. Without even needing to guess, the old man was clearly the head of the Ling family, Ling Yi, while the young man, was the culprit who had caused Gu Ruoyun to be beaten to death, the Ling family’s young master.
“Gu Ruoyun, you’ve finally awakened!”
General Gu threw a piercing gaze at Gu Ruoyun and said with a serious face: “How dare you beat up the Ling family’s young master in the streets, you apologise to him right now!”
With one of the highest-ranking imperial concubines sitting in the palace, the Ling family was not one he could afford to offend. If it could appease the Ling family, how could the sacrifice of a good-for-nothing compare? What he did not expect, was that his cowardly granddaughter would have courage of this magnitude!
Unfortunately, she was just a good-for-nothing.
If she had been a genius just like her brother, even the imperial concubine would not dare to touch her.
TL note: The author reveals more about the cultivation levels later, I’ll post more as it’s revealed! For now, just know that Gu Ruoyun is level 2, which is considered very weak in their world. Xia Ruoyun was previously a martial senior class. We’ll find out how that stacks against level 2 later.
So now Xia Ruoyun has reincarnated into Gu Ruoyun, the good-for-nothing daughter of the general…