The Jade Emperor Told Me To Live-stream! - 3
T/N: ‘Winning Buddha’ is the Monkey King’s title
“Why are we coming directly here? Shouldn’t we pass through the gates of hell, walk through the netherworld, or cross some bridge of forgetfulness?”
Even though Mo Ming looked like a fourteen-year-old child right now, he had still heard about some of the legends of the underworld.
“Didn’t you want to see King Qinguang? You’re in luck that he’s here today. Otherwise, you’d have to wait for goodness-knows-how-long to see him!” The white reaper chuckled.
“Stop fooling around. If you want to go in, go!”
The black reaper didn’t have a lot of patience. He pushed open the doors of the mansion and shoved Mo Ming inside.
Inside the mansion, long corridors crisscrossed together and a variety of exotic flowers and plants grew on both sides of the corridors. All these flowers were of an exotic variety that wasn’t available in the mortal realm.
The reapers pushed Mo Ming into a large hall.
The hall was barren except for a massive desk placed in the middle of the room. There were all kinds of documents on the desk.
A young man was bending over a book of life and death, making lightning-fast markings all over the text.
The moment Mo Ming entered, King Qinguang raised his head, revealing his sharp and attractive features. He was like a handsome man that would only appear in mortal tales!
“King Guang, my friend, long time no see. I am Mo Ming, do you still remember me?”
Mo Ming smiled with enthusiasm like he had known King Qinguang for tens of thousands of years. He could see that the reapers who had brought him here share a look.
King Qinguang looked at him like a was a fool from behind his desk. He said, “Aren’t you the mortal who just died? Did water leak into your brain? You’re already dead, why are you still so happy like you’re going home to celebrate the new year? Are you looking forward to reincarnating that much? But with your intelligence, I would recommend you to reincarnate as an animal!”
“Oh my…” Mo Ming was speechless at that moment. King Qinguang’s words were so poisonous!
He simply told him the truth. “I came to tell you that you’ve captured the wrong person. I am not the ‘Mo Ming’ mortal you want! I am a celestial soldier, following the Jade Emperor’s orders to go to the mortal realm…”
Before Mo Ming had finished talking, the reapers who stood on the side couldn’t help but burst into laughter as if Mo Ming was telling a hilarious joke.
King Qinguang, on the other hand, did not laugh. He only raised his hand to interrupt Mo Ming, then found a thick book of life and death on his desk to have a flick through. After a pause, he said, “Fine. I understand your situation. You are indeed not the mortal who died. You entered the corpse after the mortal’s soul left his body.”
“Yes, yes, yes! It is just as you said! Just like that!”
Mo Ming nodded excitedly. This was after all King Qinguang! After one look at the book of life and death and he already discovered the truth!
Mo Ming couldn’t help but praise King Qinguang from within his heart. He even forgot about the poisonous words from before.
But what King Qinguang said afterward made his heart sink, “Ugh, even if I know you aren’t the mortal, I can’t let you return to the world of the living! Perhaps this would be very unfair towards you, but we can’t find the mortal’s spirit. For the sake of the underworld, I can only ask you to enter reincarnation to take the mortal’s place!”
The smile on Mo Ming’s face slowly vanished. He stared beadily at King Qinguang and spat out, “So what you just said was, you want me to be a substitute?”
King Qinguang shrugged, not saying anything as if what he meant was very clear.
Mo Ming was so angry!
This felt like a stranger had stabbed at his throat and said ‘sorry, I don’t have anything against you, but for my sake, please die!’
“King Qinguang! You are treating lives as if they are dirt! This goes against the laws of the heavens. If the celestial court investigates into this, are you prepared to bear the consequences?!”
“You don’t need to worry about that. Take him away and have him drink the soup of forgetfulness!”
King Qinguang stretched back into his chair. From the start to the end, he had been calm. He did not care about Mo Ming’s anger.
Every spirit must drink the soup of forgetfulness before they reincarnate. They would lose the memories of the life they had lived and would even forget about what he said to them. There would be no one to spread word about this. What was there to be worried about?”
At this point, Mo Ming finally understood how the rumor that King Qinguang was fair and righteous came about! What a farce! This whole underworld was a pit of snakes and rats!
“Fine, King Qinguang, you win this round. Just you wait, I will give the Jade Emperor a call right now!”
There was nothing else to say. Mo Ming whipped out his iPhone 8.
At this moment, the number of people watching the live-stream had reached 18457. The comments were coming in at a breakneck pace.
The real Erlang: I think the host isn’t pretending. He just wants to act like a fool! He clearly doesn’t know what kind of situation he is in!
The Winning Buddha: Erlang, are you looking down on him? The host might just punch you when he flips!
The real Erlang: Aish, my arse. Flipping and punching me? It’s not that easy. Damn monkey. I’ll bet my phoenix egg that he will die today! Are you in?
The Winning Buddha: Fine. Let’s bet. I’m not scared of you. I’ll bet my golden staff!
Mo Ming didn’t bother with the comments. These deities had watched the live-stream for so long yet not one had tried to help him. He might as well ask the Jade Emperor for help instead of begging these useless deities, who are only there for the drama!
He opened up his contacts and scrolled to the last contact – the Jade Emperor!
Seeing Mo Ming had actually brought out a phone to call someone, the reapers’ faces instantly changed and went to snatch the phone from Mo Ming.
However, King Qinguang only sneered. He raised his hands to stop him. “Don’t stop him, let him call. I’d like to see if his call will ever connect!”
A mere mortal dared to call the Jade Emperor? How funny! Fine, if you want to pretend, then I will give you the chance to pretend!
The call continued to attempt connecting. After around twenty seconds, an automated message played, “Sorry, the person you are calling is unavailable. Please call later…”
Mo Ming froze. The call failed?
He tried calling again yet, the Jade Emperor was still ‘unavailable’.
At this point, Mo Ming started to panic. He had already tried to call twice! Wasn’t this hilarious?!
“Call. Why did you stop calling? Can’t pretend anymore and hurt your ego?” King Qinguang taunted like he had expected this to happen.
This unruly kid could act. It was like he was the real thing, and not a mere mortal! He even tried to call the Jade Emperor. Why didn’t he just pretend and lie that he was the Jade Emperor?
King Qinguang wasn’t alone in his ridicule. The entire comments section had exploded.
The real Erlang: hahaha, I even thought the kid could do something about this. Turns out he wanted to call the Jade Emperor. What a silly kid. He doesn’t even take a look at himself. Why would the Jade Emperor pick up? Damn monkey, looks like your golden staff will soon be mine. Hahaha…..
Lord Laozi: Winning Buddha, you bet your golden staff? How about this, I am in need of a fire stick. I’ve just made a Cucurbitaceae pill, so I’ll bet this as well!
The Winning Buddha: Fuck your fire stick!
The Queen Mother of the West: I want in! I’ll bet a three-thousand-year-old pearl! This is the biggest pearl in all of the Eastern seas!
Chief Divine Altar Cleanser: bro, if you’re about to win, can I bet too?
The Winning Buddha: …..
When all the deities, including King Qinguang, thought that Mo Ming had failed in his pretence, an ear-piercing noise suddenly sounded.
In an instant, all the comments disappeared!
The smiles on King Qinguang’s, the black reaper’s, and the white reaper’s faces all froze!
“Hello, hello…” Mo Ming didn’t know how to deal with the ball of bitterness within him.
“Yes, I know about the situation you’re in. Let me talk to King Qinguang!” said the Jade Emperor in a no-nonsense tone, sounding like he knew what about was going on here.
Mo Ming was suddenly awash with joy. He turned and, facing a still-frozen King Qinguang, said, “King Qinguang, the Jade Emperor wants to speak with you!”