The Jade Emperor Told Me To Live-stream! - 4
The moment the Jade Emperor’s call came, the entire live-streaming room became ’empty’. The comments had been like a torrent of a river and a barrage of bullets but then, suddenly, they all disappeared! Nothing was left.
At this moment, there was silence everywhere. All the gods and deities were speechless, and the Jiuchongtian Palace was as silent as death!
What a slap in the face!
How extremely mortifying!
All the deities who had placed bets were staring wide-eyed at their phones. Their mouths were hung so wide open, a goose egg could be placed inside!
Especially Erlang Shen! His face was as red as a tomato! He had just said that the Jade Emperor would never answer the kid’s call but, all of a sudden, the Jade Emperor actually called Mo Ming back!
This mortal kid… how… how could he have such influence?
Even through the screen of his phone, he could imagine the monkey laughing at him.
At this moment, Huaguo Mountain shook, and the lake seemed to flow in against the current, just like an earthquake had happened.
And in the cave, a golden furred monkey was lying on the ground. His right fist hit the ground continuously. His grin stretched from ear to ear. He looked as if he had just seen the most ridiculous thing in all of the three realms!
“Hahahahahaha, ah! I can’t! I can’t anymore! I’m literally going to laugh myself to an early death! Hahaha…”
“Help! Save me! I really can’t! I’m going to die from laughing! I’m going to die from laughing!”
At the end of the day, the monkey only began to calm down because he laughed so much that his face started to cramp. He picked up his phone and typed in:
‘The real Erlang, you better deliver the phoenix egg to me soon! I want it delivered by the Shuntian express. Don’t forget to pay for the postage!’
‘Lord Laozi, I haven’t eaten sugared beans in ages! Send the Cucurbitaceae pill soon! Use the Shuntian express too – you’re paying for the postage!’
‘The Queen Mother of the West, hehe. That three-thousand-year-old pearl that’s been nurtured in the East China Sea… make sure you label it as ‘fragile’ when you send it to me! I don’t want to find a trace of damage on it. I’m good at looking for details, you know!’
‘Bajie (Chief Divine Altar Cleanser), don’t think I’ve forgotten about you. And also, you – you know who you are – should give me some rewards!’
In the live-stream room, Sun Wukong commented four times in a row. These comments all sat in the middle of the screen.
No one replied, even after a long while.
All the deities who had bet just now felt as if they had made a fool out of themselves and were unable to say anything else!
There was no need to dwell on Erlang Shen’s reactions. It had taken him tens of thousands of years to obtain the phoenix egg. When it was used on mortals, mortals would be able to change their bodies and improve their spirit. When used on deities and immortals, they would be able to improve their cultivation by leaps and bounds.
At the thought of giving away his tens of thousands of years of painstaking effort to the damn monkey, he could almost vomit blood.
Lord Laozi was no better. He felt so much regret in his heart. What was he thinking when he joined in with the betting without a second thought? Originally, he thought he would gain a new staff, but his gamble had backfired, and he had to give away his pills as compensation!
The Queen Mother of the West was also extremely unhappy. The pearl was unparalleled. Other than its use as jewelry, it also had the wonderful effect of nourishing one’s soul and body.
When she had obtained this pearl, she hadn’t been willing to touch it, and so she sealed it away to preserve it.
They felt that, no matter what they say now, it would only make them look stupid!
And inside the mansion of the underworld, King Qinguang put the phone to his ear with trembling hands.
“Hello… hello, I, I am King Qinguang!”
So, who exactly was the Jade Emperor?
He was the most powerful ruler in all of the three realms. If the heavens were said to be a company, then the Jade Emperor would be the CEO!
And, he, King Qinguang, had worked tirelessly for hundreds of thousands of years. It could be said that he was the head of a department, but not a department of the headquarters. He was the head of a branch.
And right now, the CEO of the company wanted to talk to him. How could he be not nervous?
In particular, this ‘Mo’ kid had a face full of glee. This call was probably not a good thing.
“Little Qin, someone had reported to the heavens that you lot at the Yanwang Palace are catching souls randomly and are disturbing the order of the three realms. Is this true?”
Hearing this, King Qinguang’s heart thumped loudly. The Jade Emperor didn’t specifically point out what exactly he was talking about, but he made it clear that he called because of Mo Ming.
King Qinguang was not unfamiliar with court etiquette. He knew what to say and what not to say.
“Your Majesty, it is only because I am bad at managing my subordinates that the reapers working for me are doing their jobs badly. They have made a mistake and have failed to distinguish between two people with the same name and age. But I’ve discovered the truth when Mo Ming arrived here and am preparing to send him back to the mortal realm right now!”
The black and white reapers were both stupefied. My arse. We followed your orders to the T and now that something has happened, you’re making us take the blame…
Although they weren’t happy with what was happening, King Qinguang was still the ruler of the underworld and also their superior. If there was any dissatisfaction, they could only repress it deep inside their hearts. This really was ‘the mute suffered, but was unable to tell people its woes’.
There was a moment of silence on the other end of the phone, and then:
“Fine, Little Qin, there is no difference in importance between each matter in the underworld. Every matter must be dealt with in strict accordance with the rules. There cannot be any negligence. I don’t want to hear such reports like this again in the future!”
“Yes, yes, yes, Your Majesty! You are right to scold me. I will definitely be stricter with myself in the future, as well as with my subordinates!”
King Qinguang kept nodding.
“Enough. I have noted down this incident, and I’ll deduct thirty thousand years’ worth of salary from you as punishment. Also, take good care of this Mo Ming. Don’t let him be wronged for no reason!”
“Your Majesty, I…”
“What? Do you think thirty thousand years’ worth is too little? If it’s not enough, I can deduct fifty thousand years’, a hundred thousand years’ or a million year’s worth!”
The Emperor’s tone had gradually become fierce.
As the ruler of the three realms, the Jade Emperor seldom was in such a violent temper, but now his words were sharp – it was obvious that he was very angry!
King Qinguang complained inwardly. A deduction of thirty thousand years’ worth of salary was too much for a branch director like him!
Only when the Jade Emperor hung up, did King Qinguang breathe out a long sigh of relief. He wiped away the cold sweat that had gathered on his forehead. Speaking with the CEO was nerve-wracking!
Thirty thousand years’ worth of salary was gone just like that. Just the thought of it stung King Qinguang’s heart. At first, he hadn’t wanted to see Mo Ming, but now, he was too ashamed to.
But no matter how much he thought about it, he just couldn’t understand. Mo Ming was only a fourteen-year-old child. He didn’t look like he was special in any way. How did he know the Jade Emperor?
After returning the phone to Mo Ming, King Qinguang thought back to the meaning of the Emperor’s last sentence: ‘take good care of this Mo Ming. Don’t let him be wronged for no reason’.
He opened Mo Ming’s book of life and death.
The book of life and death recorded a person’s experiences throughout life. A normal person’s records would be as thick as a normal book, but Mo Ming’s records only consisted of a few blank pages.
Flipping through it, he could only see that Mo Ming was ‘born in the mortal realm and lived a mediocre life. He had no contribution to the three realms and lived for 14 years’.
King Qinguang thought for a moment. Since this Mo Ming was captured from a corpse, then he might as well let him borrow the corpse to return to the mortal realm.
King Qinguang added another ‘0’ to ‘lived for 14 years’, changing it into ‘lived for 140 years’.
Mo Ming stole a glance and immediately laughed. Little brat, I had thought that even the Jade Emperor wouldn’t be able to intimidate you!
“Brother Qin, if there isn’t anything else, I’ll leave now!”
With the support of the Jade Emperor, Mo Ming naturally felt energized!
“Go, go, go, get the hell away from me! Our mansion is not befitting for someone of your caliber!”
King Qinguang waved his arm repeatedly. Right now, if he heard another word from Mo Ming, he would certainly get a headache!
The kid was such a mean child. If he had a connection with the CEO, he should have said so at the start! Why did he have to pretend like he was nothing but a farce!?
Because the black and white reapers were the ones who brought Mo Ming to the underworld, they would naturally be the ones responsible for sending him back.
Once they were out of the mansion, their surroundings rippled and a wormhole emerged as a big, black hole. Mo Ming stepped in, and the tunnel slowly closed behind him.
Before he went, Mo Ming didn’t forget to give the mansion one last look. He felt unapologetically cheerful. Today’s pretending had been really exciting!
-Mortal realm, Outside of Yunzhou city, Willow slope-
Next to Mo Ming’s corpse, the air suddenly distorted, and a black hole appeared. Mo Ming’s spirit stepped out and floated in mid-air.
On the east side of the sky were clouds that resembled a white fish’s belly, which meant that Mo Ming’s soul hadn’t left for too long if the sun was still up. He didn’t dare to delay any longer and rushed into the body.
About ten seconds later, Mo Ming’s body suddenly opened his eyes. Because the soul had been detached from the body for such a long time, his body had started showing signs of rigor mortis. The blood that had stopped flowing started to flow again, causing him to feel pins and needles in all four limbs.
Mo Ming turned on his phone and had a look. When he was at the peak of his performance, there had been tens of thousands of viewers. But because of the monkey’s bet, there was only one viewer left now.
Just as Mo Ming was deep in thought about who this last viewer was, notifications appeared on the top of the screen.
The Winning Buddha has gifted you a ‘phoenix egg’!
The Winning Buddha has gifted you a ‘Cucurbitaceae pill’!
The Winning Buddha has gifted you a ‘three thousand years old pearl’!
And at the same time this happened, the app asked:
The host has received gifts from fans. Would you like to cash out now?