Shen Shui Yan stared at him intently and asked, "What sort of risk?"
Mo Jiu Shao paused for a moment before he responded, "He will never experience desire again."
Shen Shui Yan was taken aback.
Mo Jiu Shao continued, "The Beast of Charm has plagued his body for far too long, this makes his body overly-adapted to sex and even became dependent on it. If it were to be stripped away now, he may never be able to bear it again. If he really does do it again, then he will suffer great repercussions. It is impossible to predict the specifics, but I can tell you for certain that it will be very damaging to his body."
After that, Mo Jiu Shao looked quietly at Shen Shui Yan, observing the lost look on the face of this man who looked so extremely delicate.
What was he going to choose?
If they did not get rid of the Beast of Charm, that man would never be able to be satisfied by anyone but Xie Qian Lan, but at the very least, Shen Shui Yan could still obtain pleasure from his body.
But if they did get rid of it, then that man would love Shen Shui Yan wholeheartedly. Unfortunately, these two lovers may never be able to do that which was most intimate.
Sex, or love. Which would he choose?
Whichever he chose, it seemed what awaited them would always be endless pain and suffering.
Shen Shui Yan thought about it in a daze for a long time.
Thoughtfully, Mo Jiu Shao gave him some advice. "Perhaps you should ask Mr. Shen for his opinion."
Even though he asked him that, there was no way Shen Shui Yan would ask Chu Mu Yun. But if he did, it may reduce some of his pain instead.
That man was a rare Ice Spirit Beast who had only reached adulthood not long ago. His estrus period must not have passed yet, so if he was stripped of the Beast of Charm now, he would have torturous days ahead of him.
Sure enough, Shen Shui Yan gave him the answer. "I will have to trouble you, Mr. Mo."
He had decided to get rid of the Beast of Charm.
Mo Jiu Shao smiled and said to him in a warm tone, "It's just a simple matter."
Though he said so, Shen Shui Yan still took them back to the Heaven's Rain Palace in case of an accident.
Mo Jiu Shao wasted no time and upon arriving at the Heaven's Rain Palace, he said, "If I may please trouble Mr. Shen to grant me protection, I will now get rid of the Beast of Charm from Mr. Shen."
Shen Shui Yan frowned slightly and seemed a little hesitant.
Mo Jiu Shao did not say much and waited quietly for him.
Even though Chu Mu Yun was in a comatose state, he had Baby Zero so he could still find out what those two little troublesome mansluts were up to.
Zero, "Lord Pride's taste is terrible as ever..."
Chu Mu Yun, "Heh."
Zero, "So Greed really isn't going to consider asking for your opinion?"
Chu Mu Yun, "There's no way he would."
Zero sighed. "...Good luck to him then." Those words were for Greed.
Shen Shui Yan was actually really hesitating. He couldn't sort out his emotions and he couldn't even calm down.
Ever since Mo Jiu Shao told him the "truth", Shen Shui Yan had been troubled. Both his nature and his preexisting conceptions were clashing and it confused him.
He never stopped desiring Ah Yun. He did everything he could in order to obtain him, and all he did, he did it so he would become his exclusive possession.
But this result went the complete other way.
He was getting further and further away from him.
If Ah Yun kept on loving him, then what was he craving for?
If Ah Yun had always belonged to him, then what did he do all this for?
In the end, the choice he had to face was the biggest mockery of everything he'd ever done.
No matter what, he had no way of monopolizing him.
Without removing the Beast of Charm, Ah Yun would always be in need of Xie Qian Lan.
But if they got rid of it, then he would never truly be able to possess his Ah Yun.
So what did he want? For the first time in his life, Shen Shui Yan thought seriously about this question.
And what flashed through his mind was that gentle smile on that man's face who gave him the best, and spoiled him silly.
Ah Yun, Ah Yun, Ah Yun...
Shen Shui Yan's eyes gradually came back to focus and he turned to Mo Jiu Shao, saying to him in a sullen voice, "Alright, I will lay down the spell."
What did he really want...?
Only Ah Yun could tell him. Only the Ah Yun who loved him could give him that answer.
So, he needed him to come back. Even if he would never be able to touch him, he wanted him back.
The corners of Mo Jiu Shao's lips turned up ever so slightly and his eyelids lowered to conceal the deep grey of his irises.
Chu Mu Yun counted the time. What a great coincidence. The five years he offered Greed just happened to have ended.
Mo Jiu Shao made it sound easy but stripping off the Beast of Charm was no easy task, and it was thanks to the fact that he and Xie Qian Lan were kin of the same blood and that he understood him so well. Otherwise, there would be absolutely no way for him to achieve this.
The beast of Charm invaded the nerve network of the human body and spread densely throughout the entire body. It can take over the body in an instant or disappear without a trace, so it wasn't easy to lure it out.
Fortunately, it could be drawn out through the blood, so the entire process went smoothly.
With Mo Jiu Shao's abilities, it was completely possible for him to get rid of the Beast of Charm without harming the host, but at a considerable cost, which was more than half of his energy.
Of course, he could just regain his energy, which was only a matter of months for Mo Jiu Shao. But why would he do such a thing?
He was helping them and the only thing he demanded in return was their endless suffering in the future.
It took him three whole days and nights for him to finally lure the Beast of Charm out of Chu Mu Yun's body completely.
But as soon as that little guy popped out, Shen Shui Yan raised his hands, ready to kill it.
Mo Jiu Shao stopped him. "It lives in symbiosis with Xie Qian Lan. Killing it would only return it to its master, so you might as well trap it."
As soon as he said that, Mo Jiu Shao took out an exquisite and small cage made of black jade and put the little thing inside.
Shen Shui Yan was completely convinced by Mo Jiu Shao at this point and he palmed his fists to him. "You have done me a great kindness, Mr. Mo. I, Shen Shui Yan, will remember this in my heart!"
Mo Jiu Shao smiled. "It is nothing. This is all trouble created by my own brother and I see no reason to stand idly by."
Though he spoke as such, Shen Shui Yan still offered him numerous exotic treasures.
They were all just inanimate objects that the Heaven's Rain Palace had no lack of. In order to put him at ease, Mo Jiu Shao accepted his gifts and thanked him.
Everything seemed to be going unbelievably smoothly. After resting for three days, Chu Mu Yun gradually awoke.
Shen Shui Yan kept on watching over him, and when he saw him wake, he called out to him anxiously, "Ah Yun."
Chu Mu Yun's memories still remained at that moment when he tried to take his own life. He never knew about the existence of the Beast of Charm, and naturally, he had no idea what Shen Shui Yan and Mo Jiu Shao had done. He saw Shen Shui Yan as soon as he opened his eyes, and after a short daze, his face paled in horror. "Why did you save me?"
Shen Shui Yan was slightly stunned.
Chu Mu Yun's hollow eyes did not seem to have the slightest hint of life. "Let me go, Shen Shui Yan. Please, just let me go."
This sentence caused all the joy to disappear from Shen Shui Yan's face. As if a bucket of iced water was dumped over his head, it crushed his heart, and the cold air that was seeping out caused his blood to run cold.
Chu Mu Yun closed his eyes and when he thought about this desperate situation, he uttered, "I can't take it, I really can't take it. When I'm with you, I just can't...go on."