Chapter 161: Fate Is Always Ridiculous (Part One)
Fang Jie felt like he had never met the person in front of him.
When he woke up, he found that he was in an unfamiliar place. It wasn’t the shop he rented, nor Gold-Sharing Duke’s residence, nor his residence in the Martial Arts Academy.
When he opened his eyes, he saw a gloomy stranger who was in a bright flying-fish robe. He wanted to rub his head that was in intense pain, but he found that he couldn’t lift his arms.
He looked down and saw iron-chains that were as thick as his thumbs wrapped around him.
Then, he bit his tongue subconsciously, confirming that this wasn’t a dream.
His right arm was still in pain, and he could still sense the pain in his chest. However, his uniform was taken off, and he was only wearing a set of white clothes. The iron chains were firm with its two ends secured on the stone bed. Although it wasn’t tightly wrapped around Fang Jie, he couldn’t break free.
Fang Jie was familiar with the flying-fish robe, but he couldn’t recall who this single-armed man was even though now he found him a little familiar.
It was dark in this stone room. If it weren’t for the oil lamps, it would be pitch-black in here.
The stone room was spacious. Except for the stone bed and the chair beside it, all kinds of torture devices were hung on the wall.
Fang Jie couldn’t sit up since he was tied by iron chains, so he had to turn his head if he wanted to look at the person beside him. However, his neck was sore after being in this position for a while.
“Surprised?” the single-armed man asked after Fang Jie got used to this environment.
Fang Jie thought back to what happened before he fainted, and he felt like it was ridiculous. When Mo Wanwu took him to Half Moon Mountain, he thought it was only an ordinary competition with the added benefit of getting away from all the heat in Chang’an. He thought of this as a field trip and looked forward to tasting the six-gilled fish that Mo Wanwu mentioned.
He ate the delicious fish, and he enjoyed the coolness in the mountain.
However, he soon realized that this competition wasn’t simple. When he approached where Yuan Chengshi and others were stationed, he found that ten students were missing. He looked around quietly and soon discovered Liu Shuang, Ma Lilian, and others.
But when he got close, Liu Shuang was already dead.
When he saw the young monk, he finally realized that this so-called competition was a big trap.
Fang Jie couldn’t hold back his anger.
He wasn’t angry only because of the deceit from Mo Wanwu, the death of those innocent students, and the appearance of Chenya.
He couldn’t bear this anger. He used to only trust Mu Xiaoyao, Da Quan, and others who had protected him for more than 15 years, and this trust didn’t come easy since he doubted them in the very beginning. He just expanded his trust to these other people for the first time, yet they betrayed him. He was angry at himself for trusting these people who he didn’t know much about.
He fainted in Ma Lilian’s arms, and he was in this place when he woke up. Although Fang Jie was having an intense headache, he could still guess where he was.
After hearing the question from this single-armed man, he looked at the torture devices on the wall instead. Although it was dim in the stone room, Fang Jie could see every small component of each device.
After a while, Fang Jie shook his head and said, “Nothing to be surprised about.”
Then, Fang Jie looked up at the ceiling and asked, “Can you get me some water? Of course, I won’t refuse food as well.”
“No problem.” The single-armed man in the flying-fish robe stood up and said to Fang Jie with a smile, “We will provide you with food and water as long as you aren’t dead. If you want to, I can even unlock the iron chains for you.”
Fang Jie replied with a smile, “The current setup is good. I can calm down better.”
“I have to say… I truly admire you.” The single-armed man sighed and said, “If I were you, I would go crazy. A moment ago, you were the second genius in the history of the Martial Arts Academy and the no.1 student in the Martial Arts Academy, and His Majesty promoted you. Now, you are half-dead and locked up in an unknown stone room.”