Translated by: FatChinee
Edited by: buniquename, TaffyGirl13, Based Jessica, Giovanni Budi
Chapter 25 – I Am Coming to Help You
“Haha…” With a sad smile, Wen Ya sorrowfully said, “Even though you managed to save me, so what? As someone in the depths of sorrow and ready to commit suicide, you can save me but once, twice maybe. You cannot save me for my entire life.”
Suo Jia furrowed his eyebrows in confusion, and replied without understanding, “Why do you need to die? Isn’t it better to be alive? If you pass away, you will never be able to see your mother again. Won’t she be lonely in this world?”
Wen Ya couldn’t help but tremble at Suo Jia’s words, as streams of tears poured down her face. She shook her head and said, “I am an insult as a daughter, a failure. I cannot continue to live like this.”
Suo Jia, seeing Wen Ya distressed and heartbroken, hesitantly added, “I don’t understand the situation all too well. What exactly has made you want to stop living? Can you talk to me about it?”
Slightly glancing over at Suo Jia, pulled out a handkerchief and wiped at the tears on her face. She replied emotionlessly, “You really can’t tell by looking can you? This person in front of you is as fat and stupid as a pig, and yet she is the Holy Light City’s Fourth Prince’s most beloved. Because of that, she is shame not only to the royal family, but to all the city’s residents as well!”
The woman looked with disgust at the rings and rings of fat encircling her body. With a downtrodden look, she said, “I hate the way I am right now. I just can’t live life while being so fat and so stupid!”
The woman’s eyes revealed a perplexed expression. Stroking her face while dreaming about the past, she said: “There was a time, long ago, when I was beautiful. Really, you could say I was extremely proud of my beauty. Heh! I was the most beautiful woman, whomever you asked would agree.
The woman’s expression suddenly changed: “However, ever since I fell victim to that illness, my beauty gradually left me. If I was born ugly, perhaps I would be able to tolerate it. However, I was so beautiful in the past. How can I accept my current obese self?”
Listening to the woman’s words, Suo Jia excitedly laughed. The reason why Wen Ya no longer wanted to continue living was revealed. There were two main issues. The first was that if she continued to live, she would be harming the future prospects of the Fourth Prince. The second was that she could not stand her own ugly appearance and did not have the courage to continue living. Although there were two different reasons, they both stemmed from the same problem — obesity!
Arriving at this conclusion, Suo Jia first gently removed the dagger from Wen Ya’s hands and placed it back on the table. Afterwards, he immediately casted a Moisture Technique to treat the small injury on Wen Ya’s neck. Under the effect of the Moisture Technique, the scar from the wound visibly faded. With just a bit of effort, it completely disappeared.
Nodding with satisfaction, Suo Jia brought over a chair and sat across from Wen Ya. With a smile on his face, he said, “The reason why you no longer want to live is only that you are obese right? Then if there was someone who was able to help you lose weight and restore your former beauty, would you still be depressed?”
Dispirited and downcast, Wen Ya bitterly smiled at Suo Jia and said, “I have already accepted the reality of the situation and I have tried by best as well. Unfortunately, it turned out, however, that it is impossible for me to slim down.”
“Haha…” Smiling contently, Suo Jia proudly said, “You did a huge favor for me the last time we met on the streets. You saved our lives and at that time I decided that I must return your kindness!”
The woman replied nonchalantly, “Just by talking to me and sitting by my side in my last few moments has already made my death a bit more peaceful. Don’t say anything else and stay by my side quietly as I walk through the last part of my life!”
After listening to Wen Ya’s words, Suo Jia smiled sweetly and continued, “At that time, I was thinking that I could not help you much in regards to money, status, or power. You did not require any of those. The only wish you had was to get rid of that layer of fat!”
“Huh?” Unconvincingly looking at Suo Jia, the woman began to wonder if he was mentally challenged.
Suo Jia finally lifted his head and turned to face Wen Ya. “Our family was allowed a second chance at life with your help. Because of that, I want to use my abilities to grant you a second life as well. Allow me to help you lose weight!”
“What!” Faced with Suo Jia’s request, the pale Wen Ya finally stood up and said while trembling, “Did you just say you would help me lose weight? What can an eight year-old like you do? Do you know how many experts and scholars I have searched for? You actually have the vain hope of helping me lose weight! Let me tell you something, if you cannot really do something, then at least do not raise other’s hopes. If you do, the pain of losing that hope is something beyond your imagination. Please don’t casually say the words ‘help you lose weight’!”
Confidently looking at Wen Ya, Suo Jia said unflustered, “Either way, you have decided that you’ve lived enough. This one time, just put your faith in me! If I really cannot help you lose weight, then you can commit suicide. However, just think about it, if I really do succeed, your life in the future will be so beautiful!”
After hearing Suo Jia’s words, Wen Ya’s eyes had a bewildered look. It was true, if she was able to successfully lose weight and return to her former beauty, then she could be together with the Fourth Prince! Never again would people ridicule or be disgusted by her.
Seeing that he had already persuaded Wen Ya, Suo Jia lifted one of his fingers and said, “Give me a chance, even once is enough. I will use actions to prove that my methods work and that they can help you!”
After thinking about it for a long time, Wen Ya could not resist such temptations. She firmly nodded and said resolutely, “Alright, I’ll believe in you this one time then, what should I do? Is it long-distance running or weightlifting?”
“Haha.” Shaking his head with a slight smile, Suo Jia faintly laughed, “You don’t have to do a thing. Just sitting there is enough, leave everything else to me.”
“What? Just sitting is enough?” Hearing Suo Jia’s words, Wen Ya immediately revealed a confused look. Previously, she had utilized a multitude of different methods to try and lose weight, however none of them had ever simply required her to sit there!
However, even though she was confused, she knew from past experiences that it did not matter if she did not understand everything. As long as she followed instructions, then it would be fine. There were many things that did not need to be understood in life.
Looking over Wen Ya a couple of times, in order to appear more convincing, Suo Jia requested for Wen Ya to place her two hands in front of him. Although she did not know what Suo Jia was going to do, she obediently stretched out her two hands in front of him.
Looking at Wen Ya’s two hands, as well as her wrists covered in fat, Suo Jia said plainly, “Think about this for a second, which of your wrists do you feel is thicker?”
“Huh?” Wen Ya looked at her two hands with a puzzled expression. After a long time, she laughed bitterly while shaking her head. “Sorry, I can’t tell the difference, they are about the same thickness.”
Nodding his head, Suo Jia signaled for Wen Ya to place her right hand in front of him. Soon after, Suo Jia reached out his own hands to surround Wen Ya’s right hand. He then closed his eyes and began to activate his control.
After two months of practice, the Weight Loss Technique was simply a walk in the park for Suo Jia. He carried out his work in several parts, with each part being very small. Because of this, it was extremely safe and did not cause any pain.
Of course it was not something that caused no feeling at all. A mild ticking feeling could be felt deep within the skin. She looked confusingly at her wrist, only feeling tingly and itchy. With only a bit of effort, layers and layers of thin sweat leaked out of the pores,
After ten minutes, Suo Jia finally opened his eyes. Although he was already very familiar with the Weight Loss Technique, this was the first time he had used it on a person other than himself. If he said he wasn’t nervous then he would be lying.
Wiping away the copious amounts of sweat from his brow with a handkerchief, Suo Jia said with confidence, “Okay Miss Wen Ya, now look at your two wrists and hands. Are they still the same thickness?” Hearing Suo Jia’s words, the woman doubtfully brought her two hands in front of her face.
“Ya!” A ghost-like screech sounded, ringing throughout the walls of the entire residence. The sound traveled extremely far, triggering a chain of echoes. All the guards within the vicinity heard the sound and immediately rushed towards the direction of the source.
When the guards broke through the doors to enter, they did not see the enemy that they were expecting. The multitude of guards only saw the Duke Wen Sha’s precious daughter — Miss Wen Ya, looking in terror at her hands, as if a flower had suddenly sprouted out from them.