Chapter 213: A Good Marriage
Su Yuexiang’s complexion turns green and white. It takes her a very long time to clench her teeth and tell the small servants, as well as the unconscious steward, to withdraw.
When she turns to face Muyan once more, she already has a gentle and kindly smile hanging on her face.
It’s as if that vicious fiend just a moment ago, the person yelling murder to Muyan, wasn’t her.
“Muyan ah, where have you been all these years? Why didn’t you come back home? Aunt Su has been very concerned about you!”
As she speaks, her eyes fall on Xiao Bao at Muyan’s side.
A laugh of ridicule flashes within her eyes, but there’s concern all over her face as she says: “Ah! Muyan, this is back when you and that wild man from who-knows-where… you gave birth? Really, this child! You clearly know that it’s an unmarried pregnancy, why did you give birth to this child instead of getting it aborted? With how young you are, if it’s known that you that have a child without marriage, don’t you know just how big that would damage our Shen family’s reputation?”
Shen Xiaoru sneers: “Ma, don’t concern yourself about it. Some people ah, really don’t have any sense of honor and shame. Even if they give birth out of wedlock or if they completely don’t know who the father of the child is – they can still be shameless and fool around with men everywhere. If you think that she can feel embarrassed about it, the you’d be gravely mistaken.”
“Don’t talk nonsense and disparage Yanyan!” Shen Jinglin couldn’t keep listening any longer.
With red eyes, he bellows: “Don’t think that I don’t know, at that time when Yanyan was… was… it was all a sinister plot from the two of you!”
Shen Xiaoru’s eyebrows go up, “What a joke, it was Jun Muyan herself who was with that wild man, it has nothing to do with us.”
“Alright, alright! Let’s forget about the matters of the past.” Su Yuexiang smiles and comes up to smooth things over, she has kind brows and pleasant eyes as she looks at Muyan, “Muyan, you can rest assured that when all is said and done, you’re still my daughter as well. Even if you’re now carrying a pitcher of oil around*, even if your reputation is ruined, Aunt Su will still certainly think of a way for you to enter a good marriage.”
Muyan sounds out an “oh”, meaningfully saying: “Then I’d trouble Aunt Su.”
“Yanyan, just tell big brother if you need anything, and your brother will go and handle it for you! Clothes, bedding, also…”
Supported by a cane, Shen Jinglin bustles round and round Muyan.
Muyan watches his busy appearance but she does nothing to stop it. Instead, the corners of her mouth turn up, showing a smiling expression.
That’s because, when they reunited, Shen Jinglin’s eyes has a look of wishing for death.
But when he busies himself, it almost completely fades away.
After he’s done bustling around, Muyan pulls Xiao Bao and says: “Brother, look, this is my son, Xiao Bao. He’s named Jun Mochen.”
“Xiao Bao, call him uncle.”
Xiao Bao tilts his little head, looking closely and scrutinizing the person in front of him.
Hearing Muyan’s words however, he promptly and obediently calls out: “Uncle.”
Even though he’s expressionless, that little face is really like a snow jade, so cute.
Shen Jinglin is happy to go along, and he reaches out to touch Xiao Bao’s face, but he stiffly retracts his hand back, “Great! Xiao Bao has grown big, my nephew… looks so much like you, Yanyan.”
He reaches into his washed-out clothes and fishes around for quite a while. However, he doesn’t scoop out anything.
There’s shame on his face, “I’m sorry, Xiao Bao. Uncle can’t even come up with a proper introduction gift for you.”
Xiao Bao shakes his head, “Xiao Bao doesn’t need a present. Niangqin is happy to see uncle, so Xiao Bao is also happy.”
Chapter 212: Resurgence
Shame and anguish flash through Shen Jinglin’s eyes because of the jeering voices.
Yet he still straightens his back and refuses to take even half a step in retreat.
Muyan lightly pats him on the shoulder, and gently says: “Brother, don’t worry, let me handle them.”
Saying so, she goes around Shen Jingling and calmly steps forward.
“What are you…”
Snap–! Snap–! Snap–! …
The small servants have yet to react when their eyes catch sight of a flash.
After that, a burning pain bursts on their faces.
In a blink of an eye, indeed, several large slap marks show up on them.
Muyan brushes her clothes a bit, lifting her eyes to look at a certain place, “Such foul mouths, have you not learned to speak properly? Then I shall teach you all how to speak!”
As soon as her voice falls, those small servants suddenly seem to have fallen under a spell.
They raise their hands and slap their own faces again and again.
After a while, every servant’s face has swollen like a pig’s head.
But against reason, each and every one of them seem to extremely enjoy it. Every time they throw a slap on their faces, they reveal enchanted and relaxed expressions.
This scene is really, utterly strange.
The steward is completely unable to deal with the pain of his own shattered kneecap as he points a shaking finger to Muyan, “Y-you-you… who are you in the end? Do you know where this is? If you offend our Master, you won’t have a good ending!”
Muyan snorts and steps forward. She lifts a foot and kicks.
The steward produces a miserable shriek once again, and he flies off like a kite that has it’s string broken.
He crashes and breaks through the wooden door, plunging straight into the Shen family’s anteroom.
“You want to know who I am? I better let your Master tell you!”
Inside, Su Yuexiang and Shen Xiaoru are startled in the middle of their scheming.
They look at the steward, covered in blood and leg bones shattered; he has already lost consciousness.
They then look at Muyan as she holds Xiao Bao and unhurriedly walks in. They couldn’t suppress a shudder.
There’s an instinctive fear. In their core, there’s an impulse to flee.
Nevertheless, Muyan chuckles and she helps Shen Jinglin to sit down first. Then, with a leisurely attitude, she carries Xiao Bao and casually takes a seat, “Aunt Su, it’s truly been a while!”
Su Yuexiang stares blankly for quite a long time, before her expression turns strict, saying, “Muyan, what are you up to? Not coming back for several years, but showing off in front of me as soon as you’ve returned – is this what you should do as a daughter? Still not quickly kneeling down to me?”
Muyan looks up, a smile of ridicule on her face, “Su Yuexiang, who do you think you are to make me kneel down to you?”
Su Yuexiang is completely stunned.
She can’t think how that pushover Muyan from before-
Coming back after five years, she has unexpectedly become so assertive.
Someone like her who didn’t complain when hit, today, she actually dares to talk back.
“Someone come! Come, catch her for me!”
From outside the room, a wave of people rapidly bursts in.
It’s that group of small servants who beat their own faces until they look like pigs.
Muyan sees their appearance, and she can’t help giggle and laugh, “What? You guys still think that you haven’t been slapped enough, so you all want to give it another go?”
As this statement comes out, the servants simultaneously retreat for several steps in horror, like they’ve seen a ghost.
Then, no matter how Su Yuexiang urges, no matter how Shen Xiaoru curses- they all shrink back shivering, not daring to advance.
Muyan clicks her tongue and shakes her head, sighing: “Aunt Su, there’s no need for this, right? We haven’t seen each other for a long time, does Aunt Su not want to chat with me and reminisce?”
Su Yuexiang’s complexion turns green and white. It takes her a very long time for her to clench her teeth and tell the small servants to withdraw, along with the unconscious steward.
Chapter 211: Brother, I’m Sorry
The soft and childish voice pulls Muyan’s thoughts back.
Just as she’s about to answer, the steward ruthlessly shoves Shen Jinglin.
Because of his leg disability, he’s directly knocked down to the ground, his cane falling a few meters away.
That sorry appearance just stirs up that steward, as well as the small servants around him, to burst out into loud laughter.
“Madam’s name, is it something that a waste like you can call out?” the steward takes a few steps forward, saying in ridicule, “Really doesn’t know what’s good for you, no wonder someone broke your leg. Today, I see that you don’t want to keep your other leg!”
Saying that, he raises a foot in order to stamp on Shen Jinglin’s knee.
But as soon as he lifts his foot up, he hears a whooshing sound by his ear.
Immediately after that, there’s a cracking sound on the knee of the leg he’s using to stand, followed by a piercing pain.
“Aaah, it hurts! It hurts!”
The steward bawls out like a dying pig and he falls to the ground.
And to everyone’s horror, they find that his kneecap has completely shattered, his foot is limp and dangling.
Like this, he’s doomed to become a cripple that’s more miserable than Shen Jinglin.
While the crowd is overwhelmed with shock, they see a girl as beautiful as a fairy, walking towards them while holding a little boy that looks like a pink jade carving.
The girl slowly crouches down in front of Shen Jingling, she softly calls out: “Big brother.”
Shen Jinglin’s expression is a bit absent-minded, and his gaze is somewhat cloudy.
It takes him a long while to focus on this beautiful girl who doesn’t seem like a mortal, “What… did you call me?”
Muyan couldn’t bear it anymore, and the rims of her eyes redden, her voice hoarse, “Brother, I’m sorry, Yanyan came back late.”
She doesn’t know what turn of events had transpired.
Although in the past life, her brother would die during his travels a year later… still, he had always been driven and motivated before that. His cultivation had even reached the peak of Profound Stage.
Muyan has been thinking of changing the course of her brother’s death, but she has been hesitant and reluctant to return because of her complicated feelings towards her adoptive father.
However, she didn’t expect that her older brother in this life is actually… is actually in such a miserable state.
In the Shen family, Shen Jinglin treated Muyan the best.
Whenever Muyan gets bullied, Shen Jinglin would always stick out for her, no matter who’s right or wrong.
At that moment, Muyan almost loathes herself.
Why didn’t she come back sooner?
Hearing Muyan reply, Shen Jinglin’s pupils contract a little then they dilate.
His breathing becomes heavy, and he trembles slightly.
His eyes stare fixedly on Muyan’s face, scanning every inch like he’s looking for traces of familiarity on her face.
“Yanyan, you are… Yanyan?”
“Someone! Catch this punk for me!” the steward who had his leg mangled, finally sobers up from the pain and points towards Muyan.
And it’s as if the small servants have woken up from a dream, they quickly rush over to surround the trio.
Shen Jinglin scrambles up and places Muyan and Xiao Bao behind him, “What do you think you’re doing? This is Shen family’s second Miss, quickly stand down!”
Without the support of a cane, his body sways unsteadily, like he could fall down at any moment.
Yet his mind is extremely determined to guard in front of Muyan.
Just as though her brother is shielding her, like countless times before.
However, Shen Jinglin’s shout not only fails to intimidate the Shen family’s servants, each and every one of them bursts out laughing instead.
“Great Shen-dashao is really so mighty and great! You’re actually telling us to stand down? Hahaha… don’t make us laugh to death, why should we listen to you? Who do you think you are? That esteemed Shen-dashao of the past? You’re just a crippled waste now!”
Chapter 210: The Cripple
“The first gift that brother ever gave me was a knife that he carved out with his own hands, he used a stone from around here.”
Xiao Bao can’t help but turn his face up to look at Muyan, “Niangqin has a dad? And an older brother?”
“I do! Although we’re not related by blood, they used to be my most cherished family members. It’s just…” Muyan trails, then she bows her head and smiles, “Niangqin’s dad and brother, Xiao Bao can call them grandpa and uncle, okay?”
Xiao Bao doesn’t really understand but he nods.
There’s a trace of nostalgia in Muyan’s eyes.
She lived in the Shen family for ten whole years.
Everything about her childhood has already become fuzzy, she can barely remember it.
Her memories and joys began in the Shen family.
However, her pains also began in the Shen family.
When her adoptive father had just brought her back to the Shen family, the mistress still wasn’t Su Yuexiang.
It was an extremely gentle and kindhearted woman, Zeng Xiuying.
Her older brother, Shen Jinglin, is Zeng Xiuying’s biological son.
At the time when Zeng Xiuying was alive, Muyan was very happy and very comfortable.
However, good things don’t last forever.
While Zeng Xiuying was pregnant for several months, Su Yuexiang came knocking to their door, holding Shen Xiaoru who was already six years old.
She claimed that Shen Xiaoru is the Shen father’s own flesh and blood.
Zeng Xiuying questioned her husband, but he was incoherent and unable to respond until finally, he spoke the words — befuddlement from drinking.
Zeng Xiuying suffered such a blow, her mind received a tremendous shock. Finally, it was one corpse and two lives.
However, Shen father was pressured by the Su family and was ultimately forced to take Su Yuexiang as a wife.
From them on, Muyan and her brother’s good days had come to an end.
Su Yuexiang even took advantage that Shen father and brother went out travel for experience, and directly sent her to the Su family.
Thereupon she went under the influence of an aphrodisiac, and strayed into the forbidden area…
Wherefore she got pregnant out of wedlock, and the fetus in her belly was targeted…
That past life then…
Muyan closes her eyes.
It is impossible to say that she does not blame the Shen patriarch, that she does not blame the Shen family.
To her however, Shen father still brought her up for more than ten years.
Moreover, she still has a brother within the Shen family, and he had been the best big brother to her since they were kids.
As she slowly opens her eyes, all the emotions have already retracted within her pupils.
Yet in a blink, she sees a tall man with a cane, limping in from the door, and heading towards the front hall.
But before he could pass through the corridor, he is stopped by a person that looks like a steward.
“Shoo shoo, is this a place where you can just enter? Hurry and go away!”
Muyan first thinks that this crippled man is a servant of the residence.
“Get out of the way, I want to see Su Yuexiang!”
As the man opens his mouth to speak however, Muyan’s eyes suddenly go wide.
This is… this is her brother’s voice!
Muyan stares with rapt attention.
The man in front of her is but a youth in his twenties, yet there’s a deep scar on his face; his looks have undergone great changes, appearing to be extremely thin and pallid.
The most alarming point is how there is no trace of Internal Force fluctuations in his body, and there’s an ennui between his brows like an evening mist saturated with the essence of death.
But this person’s features and form clearly belong to her big brother, Shen Jinglin.
The Shen family’s most promising gongzi, Shen Jinglin was already at the peak of Primary Stage when Muyan last saw him.
But now, Shen Jinglin has become a handicapped person who is entirely unable to practice martial arts.
For a moment, Muyan stays rooted in place, blankly staring at that figure. From a lifetime away, waves of sorrow and grief burst into her heart.
Xiao Bao senses Muyan’s emotions, so he gently squeezes her hand, “Niangqin, who is he?”
The soft and childish voice pulls Muyan’s thoughts back.
Chapter 209: “Little Old Man”
“Is that really Jun Muyan?” Su Yuexiang’s voice suddenly interjects.
Shen Xiaoru turns around and nods: “Yes ma, that slut Jun Muyan unexpectedly didn’t die! I suspect that aunt and cousin’s deaths are definitely linked to that slut’s work! Ma, making that slut fall into the field of living death, it’s also my revenge for my aunt and cousins.”
Still, Su Yuexiang disdainfully curls her lips, then she slightly puckers her brows.
You can say that Su Yuexiang completely lacks any deep affection when it comes Su Zhiyong’s family.
It’s because that Su Zhiyong’s side is really too much of a waste, too useless.
The older brother Su Ding’an is already in his forties but is just in the middle of Primary Stage. Su Zhiyong didn’t even reach Primary Stage before dying, just an Entry Level martial practitioner.
She only had them deal with Jun Muyan that time, because it’s better to send them away and they’re not likely to attract any attention.
If this kind of wastes die, then they’re dead – she, Su Yuexiang won’t place them in her eyes.
Just, how can Jun Muyan come back alive?
The image of those black men couldn’t help but emerge within Su Yuexiang’s mind, coming to her lounge and identifying the origin of Jun Muyan and the blood of her unborn child.
Those men in black were so terrifyingly strong.
Didn’t that group kill Jun Muyan?
Why is that woman allowed to live?
“Ma, what’s wrong? Could it be that you don’t approve to have that slut marry over as my replacement?”
Shen Xiaoru’s voice makes Su Yuexiang come back to herself, “I approve, of course I approve. Ru-er has really grown up, you can already help your Ma with worries and difficulties. Hehe… Jun Muyan who got pregnant out of marriage back then, she had already lost her chastity, this slut who’s as fickle as water – for the Lu family to lift her up with an eight-carrier palanquin and marry her in, she should laugh up to her sleeves.”
“During this time however, we must find someone to watch her closely. By all means, we cannot let her run away before the Lu family comes to pick her up.”
In the courtyard.
Muyan skins a grape and places it on Xiao Bao’s mouth. With a soft chuckle, “Baby, don’t be so serious. If you wrinkle your brows too much, you’ll turn into a little old man.”
Xiao Bao jolts.
That annoying lecher immediately comes to mind!
In the future, is he going to become a “little old man” like that lecher?
Xiao Bao makes his cheeks bulge, slightly bending his brows and eyes up, all to exhibit that he has smiled.
However, this look of a little grown-up amuses Muyan, making her laugh and sway to and fro.
When she has laughed enough, she asks: “Why is my baby so angry?”
Xiao Bao’s expression suddenly becomes severe, “Because they want to scheme against niangqin!”
Just a moment ago, he was simply going around the area at will, Internal Force operating at his ear cavity.
All the sounds inside the house were transmitted into his ears.
Bad eggs want to scheme against niangqin, he won’t let those bad eggs get away with it!
Xiao Bao clenches his small fists, “Xiao Bao will protect niangqin!”
With a smile that isn’t a smile, Muyan looks at the house that Shen Xiaoru went into.
Shen Xiaoru had asked her to wait here for now.
So she didn’t get in, just waiting here.
But that doesn’t mean that she’s not aware of the what happened inside.
Muyan withdraws her gaze. She carries Xiao Bao and kisses him on the cheek, “Don’t worry about those boring things. Doesn’t Xiao Bao want to sight-see with niangqin, and see the place where nianqin grew up?”
Xiao Bao immediately nods, and although there is no expression on his little face, his blue irises have the brightness of a full moon.
“There used to be a swing here, daddy personally set it up for me.”
“As children, we would often catch fishes from this pond. Catching the fish, older brother was in charge of roasting, I was in charge of eating.”
Chapter 208: Fairy Sister
“Go away, dead fatty!” she makes a forceful shove, using her Internal Force.
Lu Chengcai immediately tumbles to the floor, falling down like a dog face-first to the mud, and he loudly bursts out crying.
Master and Madam Lu’s faces turn gloomy in a split second, “Shen Xiaoru, what do you mean by this?”
Shen Xiaoru presses down her disgust, and immediately steps forward to help Lu Chengcai to get up.
This time, there’s a smile plastered on her face as she says: “Master Lu, Madam Lu, don’t misunderstand. There’s a marriage contract between my Shen family and your Lu family, but it doesn’t say which daughter should marry over, right? I’m not the only option in the Shen family!”
Madam Lu stares blankly, “What do you mean?”
Shen Xiaoru shows a strange smile on her face, then she lifts up the curtains and makes Madam Lu and others look out the window.
Inside the courtyard’s pavilion, they could see a young lady in white sitting down, and leaning on a parapet.
Ink-like hair falls down like a waterfall, skin glistening like snow, a beauty that doesn’t belong to the mundane world.
What’s even more stunning is her temperament.
Her posture is clearly languid and relaxed, but every gesture has an ethereal and noble air.
As if an enigmatic woman from the Ninth Heaven has fallen into the mortal realm.
Master Lu’s eyes widen as he stares, swallowing down the spit in his mouth.
Lu Chengcai salivates even more, his drool pattering down like rain, “Beauty… fairy… fairy sister… want this one… Chencai wants fairy sister… not this ugly!”
Listening to this, Shen Xiaoru’s nose is almost crooked from anger!
This fool dares to say that she’s ugly?!
But thinking that Muyan could be married to this sickening fool,
Shen Xiaoru’s breathing gets smoother, she smiles darkly and says: “How about it? Master and Madam Lu, are you satisfied with this bride-to-be?”
“Satisfied! Satisfied!” Master Lu looks and exclaims, nodding again and again.
Madam Lu’s face twists, “This won’t do! You say this is a daughter from the Shen family? What if you got a fake to fool my Lu family, what’s to be done then?”
Shen Xiaoru has yet to speak when Lu Chengcai has already begun to protest.
His huge butt plops down to the floor, loudly crying in a tantrum, “Want fairy sister, want fairy sister! Not this ugly!”
“Okay, okay, okay! In that case, marry that one! Marry that one! As long as Chengcai likes it!” Madam Lu waddles over to her son, immediately bending down.
At that moment, Shen Xiaoru’s face finally shows a complacent smile, “This being the case, we might as well set the wedding date as soon as possible. I say we hold it seven days from now! Children of rivers and lakes*, with the matter of urgency, there’s also no need for the three books and six gifts. Lu family just needs to directly lift the marriage sedan, just pick her up!”
How could the Lu family not be pleased to take such a great deal for so cheap?
Shen Xiaoru continues: “But you should also know that if you want my fairy-like little sister to marry Lu-gongzi, she definitely wouldn’t be willing. Even if it’s an order from the parents, or the words from the matchmaker… if she resists with all her might, my mother and I still couldn’t do anything with our strength alone.”
“Hahaha… your Shen family doesn’t need to worry about this point!” there’s thumping sounds as Master Lu pats his chest, yet there’s a very hot look in his eyes, “The people that my Lu family wants are just those that we don’t have yet. If an insignificant little girl wants to resist, it would still depend on whether she can come out of my Mount Five Finger*”
As he says this, Master Lu’s Earth Stage might is released, Shen Xiaoru’s look turns to shock, stepping back and retreating again and again.
Once they’ve sent the Lu family off, Shen Xiaoru finally couldn’t hold back, and she bursts into loud laughter, “Jun Muyan, I wonder how you’ll feel if you know that you’ll be married to that fat fool for the next half of your life? I wonder if you could still laugh, hahaha!”
Chapter 207: Strip Naked and Sleep
That man’s body is twice as large as Madam Lu’s.
Madam Lu could already be considered obese, but the flabs on this man’s body is making him look completely horizontal.
When he’s sitting on a chair, the flesh on his waist spills out and hang on both sides.
Looking at his outward appearance, he’s obviously already an adult man on his twenties, but his face is foolish.
Snot would occasional drip from his nose and fall down by his mouth, then he would lap it up and swallow it down.
Madam Lu is as fierce as a fiend towards Su Yuexiang, but turning to face this fatty, a change immediately comes over her features.
“Ah, good Chengcai, this is just mother getting a wife for you! Once you take that young woman as wife, you can sleep with her at once.”
Hearing that, Lu Chengcai immediately goes from crying to cheering. He claps his huge, fleshy palms and shouts, “Okay, okay! Get me a wife! Strip naked and sleep, Chengcai likes!”
Su Yuexiang wants to throw up as she listens to this.
Marry the daughter that she pampers and spoils so much, to this fool? Keep dreaming!
She pushes down her anger and revulsion, saying through gritted teeth: “Madam Lu, you mustn’t be too overbearing. That marriage contract is just a trifling matter, it simply shouldn’t count. What’s more, my daughter is now a foundation of Zi Yang Zong, and her future husband is known far and wide in Yanwu Continent, Bai Yichen. I advise you to put this idea to rest! My Shen family will not marry my daughter to this…”
Su Yuexiang couldn’t finish her words.
They hear a loud bang.
It is from a tall and sturdy man sitting at the left side, he heavily slapped the table.
Different from Madam Lu’s hand that could only shake and clatter the teacups, this man’s palm directly cracks the table.
A terrible pressure fills the air within the lounge.
“Madam Shen, what you mean to say, is that my Lu family’s son is not worthy of your Shen family’s daughter?”
Su Yuexiang looks towards the menacing Lu family Master, and she immediately shakes uncontrollably.
In her mind, she simply regrets it so much that her intestines are all green!
At that time, in order to make the Lu family lend a hand, she promised to form a marriage alliance with them.
Su Yuexiang originally calculated it very well.
She wanted that abhorrent hussy to fill the bill as a daughter of Shen family, and get married off to Lu family’s fool.
Who would have expected that the hussy would be so stubborn.
Without waiting to marry the other, she just killed herself!
Now, this marriage is actually falling on her her baby girl’s head.
Su Yuexiang is barely able to squeeze out a smile, saying with a laugh: “Master Lu, please quell your anger, I didn’t mean that. However…”
She has yet to finish her words,
A high-pitched female voice comes through from the outside, “Uncle Lu, rest assured, my mother really doesn’t mean it that way. This marriage, since my mother placed it forward, we will naturally keep the promise!”
As she’s saying that, they could see Shen Xiaoru’s figure strutting in, wearing an arrogant smile on her face.
Seeing her daughter, Su Yuexiang shows a happy expression at first,
But when she heard Shen Xiaoru’s words, her expression changes dramatically, “Ru-er, you…”
Shen Xiaoru slightly laughs, and meaningfully says: “Ma, you can rest assured. Doesn’t the Lu family want a daughter from the Shen family to marry over? Then we can just marry one over to them.”
Madam Lu and Master Lu are delighted: “Saying that, Xiaoru, you intend to marry into my Lu family, and become my Chengcai’s wife?”
Seeing Shen Xiaoru, Lu Chengcai drools out even more.
The fat body stands up and pounces towards Shen Xiaoru, “Wife, pretty wife… let’s strip naked and sleep…”
Shen Xiaoru looks at the way Lu Chengcai is, and she just gets nauseated, she might throw up yesterday’s dinner.
Chapter 206: I also miss her very much
He obviously fancies the other, who knows why the lump of wood that is Yan Haotian is still so tangled up.
If you wait until the time the you lose her, it would be too late for regrets!
“Why did you send your two servants away?” Shen Xiaoru asks in surprise after she sees Yan Haotian and Feng Haitang leaving.
Muyan doesn’t walk away from her, simply treating her as air.
Shen Xiaoru’s face twists in anger, but soon quietly whispers, “Slut, if that big man is around, I still wouldn’t dare to easily move against you. Now, you’re courting death yourself by driving away the people that can protect you, your good days are coming to an end.”
Once she turns around, she immediately shows a smiling expression, “Okay, we’ve been delayed for a long time already, let’s go back to the Shen family at once!”
Tianyuan City, Shen Residence.
Just as Shen Xiaoru and Muyan’s carriages stopped at the entrance, the guards from both sides of the gate see Shen Xiaoru and excitedly run over to her.
“Eldest Miss, you’ve come back at last. If you haven’t returned, Lu family might tear our Shen family down a!”
Hearing this, Shen Xiaoru suddenly trembles and her complexion turns pale.
She subconsciously wants to run away.
But the moment she turns around, she sees Muyan standing behind her, and her complexion immediately turns from fear to delight.
She stops her footsteps and looks towards the anxious guard, “It’s just Lu family coming here, what’s there to be afraid of?”
“But… but the Lu family came…” the guard looks at her and speaks hesitantly, “And the Lu family has been coming at this time almost every day, the Madam almost couldn’t stand it anymore.”
“Okay, I got it.” Shen Xiaoru impatiently says, “Go back to your side of the gate. Running your mouth too much…”
Turning to face Muyan, she shows a smiling expression, “Muyan-sister, let’s hurry inside, I think mother will surely be very happy to see you.”
“Yes? I also miss her very much!” Muyan lifts up her eyes and takes Xiao Bao’s hand, slowly and unhurriedly following behind the other.
Back then, she had already killed the immediate culprit.
However, the people who had conspired behind her back, was it really just Su-shi’s family?
Hehe, that’s not necessarily the case, is it?
In her past life, she took her adoptive father and older brother’s face into consideration, and she didn’t come to find the people and settle the debts.
But in this life, since they themselves have come knocking on her door, she will not let go of everyone who have once tried to harm her and Xiao Bao!
The Shen Residence anteroom is currently filled with a lot of seated people.
“Su Yuexiang, regarding this marriage, you must give me an account for it today!” a sleek and round woman heavily slams her obese palm on the table, yelling angrily.
There’s really too much force behind that slap, that all the all the teacups on the table clatter because of it.
At the host’s seat, Su Yuexiang has a flustered and grievous expression on her gentle and pretty face, like she has suffered a great wrong.
She uses a handkerchief to wipe away the tears on her eyes: “Master Lu, Madam Lu, it’s really a misunderstanding, it mustn’t enter into consideration. Seeing this marriage contract, it’s better to cancel it!”
“Cancel?! What a joke?!!” Madam Lu becomes even more angry and agitated when she hears this.
She furiously flings a teacup to the floor, her sharp voice bellowing: “Su Yuexiang, I’m telling you, if you want to cancel this marriage, there’s no way. Even if your daughter is dead, she must still enter my Lu family’s door!”
“Wuu wuu… pap… I’m sorry, pap pap…”
Madam Lu’s fury is making the person beside her shake uncontrollably, whimpering and crying.
Su Yuexiang shifts her gaze to the man beside Madam Lu, and she’s immediately nauseated.
Chapter 205: Departure
But this wish is something that he will never be able to realize it in this life.
His Sitong has left him forever.
Xiao Bao’s beautiful blue eyes sparkle, and he extends his little hand to wipe away the tears on Bai Yichen’s face. His childish voice has a rare moment that it isn’t cold, but it carries a touch of softness instead, “Uncle, don’t be sad, that big sister said… that what she’s most afraid of is her senior brother feeling sad…”
Bai Yichen abruptly straightens himself and no longer lingers, quickly departing.
Gao Chenyu is stumped, then he doesn’t think too much about it and just quickly tries to catch up, “Brother, wait for me!”
“Brother, why are you leaving?!” Before Shen Xiaoru could react, Bai Yichen is already leaving. She anxiously shouts, “Senior brother, aren’t you coming Tianyuan City with me to see my mother?”
The response that she receives is Bai Yichen walking farther and farther away, and within a blink of an eye, his back disappears into the distance.
Shen Xiaoru stomps her feet in anger, saying through gritted teeth, “Lin Sitong, that slut, even in death, my senior brother is still occupied with you. Serves you right to die without an intact corpse, to die far away from home!”
However, thinking that Lin Sitong is already dead, even if brother misses her now-
if she waits long enough, he’ll naturally forget about her.
When that moment comes, wouldn’t it still be her that will conquer Senior Brother?
Thinking of this, Shen Xiaoru’s state of mind finally gets a little better.
Nevertheless, she still fiercely glares towards Muyan, “Jun Muyan, if you didn’t blab so much, senior brother wouldn’t have left! Who told you to talk about that little slut, Lin Sitong?”
Muyan raises her lips a little, but the smile doesn’t reach her eyes, “You can follow after Bai Yichen and leave with them.”
Shen Xiaoru’s expression suddenly becomes sluggish, and she says with a forced smile: “Of course, I should deliver you back home first, Muyan-sister. Father and mother miss you dearly! Alright, without further delay, let’s hurry up and go to Tianyuan City right away!”
As soon as she turns around, Shen Xiaoru’s face reveals a malicious expression.
Jun Muyan, how can I leave without first sending you back into Tianyuan City’s pit of fire?
You didn’t die in the Wuwang Mountains, so wait until you enter that hellish fate, then those things that Ghost City sends you would still be mine!
Muyan watches her back figure hurrying to enter the carriage. She lowers her eyes and a mocking smile curls up on her face.
It’s approaching noon when Muyan’s party has finally entered Tianyuan.
Before she goes to the Shen family however, Muyan doesn’t have Yan Haotian and Feng Haitang go with her.
“You two will wait here for the Magistrate to come delivering the gifts, then you’ll hand him the special draughts that I refined just recently. After that, you don’t need to come to the Shen residence. Directly go inside the city to buy and set up a courtyard for me.”
Feng Haitang looks at the not-so-distant Shen Xiaoru, “If we don’t follow by Miss’ side, what if the people of the Shen family bully you, Miss?”
Muyan chuckles, “Don’t worry, I wouldn’t place a mere Su Yuexiang in my eyes*.”
Su Yuexiang, she is the current mistress of the Shen family, in charge of managing the household, she is also Shen Xiaoru’s mother.
Feng Haitang still wants to say something, but Yan Haotian pulls her away leave.
Feng Haitang only knows that Muyan is very strong, but she doesn’t know to what extent that may be.
Who else understands Muyan’s strength better than Yan Haotian?
Feng Haitang’s small hand is grasped within Yan Haotian’s large and rough palm.
It jumbles her mind and all the words that she’s about to say are swallowed back down.
She just willingly allows him to hold her like that, obediently lowering her head as she follows behind him to go into the center of the city.
On the beautiful face that is usually as cold as ice and frost, a rare blush appears.
Muyan watches the pair’s departing figures and she can’t help but raise the corners of her mouth.
Chapter 204: Must Personally Avenge
The area where they are has simply become deserted.
Not a single beast dares to approach.
At one point, a bird carelessly falls and it immediately produces cries of alarm, flapping its wings with all its might to flee.
Gao Chenyu and Shen Xiaoru both believe that it’s Bai Yichen’s grief and anger, that the pressure unconsciously coming out of him is scaring the Strange Beasts away.
However, only Xiao Bao and Muyan bow their heads to look at white-haired rabbit as it turns on its belly, it’s sleeping soundly.
During this night, the rabbit has gained another layer of fat around itself.
And nobody noticed that the all the Strange Beasts of Wuwang Mountains had started to disappear without a trace, just as the fat rabbit was coming back.
The sky is bright and their visions are unobstructed. All of them very quickly return to the mountain road.
Yan Haotian and Feng Haitang are waiting in front of the carriage.
Seeing Muyan and Xiao Bao arrive, the pair doesn’t show any signs of nervousness or anxiety. They just respectfully make their salutations, then push the curtains aside.
Muyan doesn’t depart right away, but looks towards Bai Yichen.
After settling down throughout the night, Bai Yichen seems to have calmed down.
Only the rims of his eyes are still slightly red.
However, Muyan doesn’t know if he’s settled down into cool-headedness, or quiet insanity.
Bai Yichen steps forward and respectfully bows towards Muyan, with his hands held in front, “Many thanks to Miss Jun and the Little Gongzi for helping Sitong. This immense grace and enormous favor, I’m afraid that I, Bai Yichen, will not be able to repay it in this life, so I can only hope that in the next one…”
“Call me Muyan. This is my son, Xiao Bao.” Muyan says softly, “In a sense, one can say that I’ve also accepted a favor from Lin Sitong. Therefore, there’s no need for you to repay me.”
Without Lin Sitong’s contract with the sacred beast egg, it’s most likely that Muyan would have been a step too late, allowing Gong Qianxue to obtain a sacred beast.
However, Lin Sitong’s misfortune that arose from many causes, that violent death could also be attributed to her rebirth.
This is what she owes Bai Yichen and Lin Sitong.
Muyan fixes her eyes on Bai Yichen, softening her voice as she says: “Gong Qianxue and I, we are enemies that cannot live under the same sky. There will come a day that I will consign her to eternal damnation. Bai Yichen, would you be willing to wait?”
Bai Yichen stares blankly at first, then an expression of gratitude appears in his eyes.
However, he still shakes his head. There isn’t sliver of hesitation in his eyes, only an unyielding determination.
“Muyan, thank you for your kindness. However, Sitong is my wife that hasn’t passed through the door*, who is now killed. I don’t care who killed her, this hatred is something that I must personally avenge!”
Muyan knows that Bai Yichen has already set his mind
Nobody would be able to change it.
She softly sighs again, and tosses him a bottle of draught, “If you drink this during a critical moment, maybe it could leave you a chance to live. If you need my help, go to the Ghost City to look for a Shenshu holder. Even if you want to take revenge, you can only report it by keeping your life.”
“Uncle Rabbit Lantern.” Xiao Bao steps forward and opens his hand, placing a black bead on Bai Yichen’s palm, “This is from the rabbit to you.”
Bai Yichen is stumped. He accepts the black bead but he can’t see anything special about it.
Also, the rabbit giving this to him, what does that mean?
Looking at the fat rabbit in Xiao Bao’s arms however, he watches it turning its body and stretching it’s paws – relishing a sound sleep.
But since it’s Xiao Bao’s regards, Bai Yichen shows a rare smile.
He reaches out and gently strokes Xiao Bao’s head, “Sitong, say, had we gotten married, had you given me a baby boy, a baby girl, if so… maybe… maybe our children would be as cute as Xiao Bao!”
Tears can’t help but roll down from his eyes once again.
Chapter 203: What are you planning to do?
“Ah–!!” a pained cry rips out of Bai Yichen’s throat.
Powerful Internal Force surges out from his body, filling the air around them.
Shen Xiaoru and Gao Chenyu are both scared, their complexions turning deathly pale.
Even the Strange Beasts that are lurking around, they retreat one after another because of instinctive fear.
“Sitong! Sitong!” he could no longer hold the tears back as they slip down from the corners of his eyes, “You clearly said that you will always be with me.”
Suddenly, Bai Yichen snaps his eyes up towards Muyan, his mind is almost falling apart, “Who? Who killed Sitong? Who did it?”
Muyan calmly looks at him, and spits out the words, “Gong Qianxue.”
Gao Chenyu sucks in a mouthful of cold air, incredulously saying: “Gong Qianxue, could it be that… that princess of Jing Chen Country, a favored disciple of Heavenly Road Sect, advancing to the Heaven Stage younger than my senior brother, that Gong Qianxue?”
She’s also the current number one genius in Yanwu Continent!
Muyan slowly nods her head and gives a simple account of what she knew that day.
Lin Sitong was at death’s door and what she said about the matters that had just taken place was very vague, she has no way to say another word more.
But Xiao Bao witnessed the whole thing.
“Sacred Beast Egg!!” Bai Yichen squeezes each word through gritted teeth, “That woman, just for a sacred beast egg, she ravaged Sitong’s Dantian while she’s still alive?”
Muyan’s expression darkens, and she doesn’t say a word.
Xiao Bao suddenly opens his mouth to say: “That big sister said that she wanted to give the sacred beast egg to Yichen-brother, so she can’t give it to the bad woman. After that, the bad woman killed her!”
Bai Yichen firmly clenches his hands into fists, his body trembling violently.
Blood seeps out from the gaps of his fingers, falling down and pattering on the ground.
“Senior brother, since junior sister Lin is already dead, you shouldn’t think about her again. Of course, it’s just her fate, you can surely have someone better in the future…”
Shen Xiaoru was just hit by Gao Chenyu’s tackle, so she’s still dizzy with blurred vision and it has taken her quite a while to crawl back up.
It’s just in time to hear the news that Lin Sitong is already dead, and she’s immediately wild with joy.
Lin Sitong’s death, doesn’t that also mean that Yichen-brother is hers now?
But she still hasn’t finished talking when she suddenly meets Bai Yichen’s bloodthirsty eyes.
The jade-like warmth, that gentleman as elegant as a celestial, has become a mad wild beast at this very instant.
He will rip her apart at any moment.
Shen Xiaoru is so frightened that she stumbles down to the ground, unable to say anything anymore.
Bai Yichen turns towards Muyan: “Please tell me, where is Sitong buried?”
Upon hearing this reply, Bai Yichen doesn’t so much as ask where exactly in the Fog Forest, he just turns around and walks.
“What are you planning to do?” Muyan unexpectedly calls out to him.
Bai Yichen halts in his steps but he doesn’t answer.
Muyan slowly tells him: “I advise you, don’t act blindly without thinking. Your strength wouldn’t match up to hers.”
It’s not just because of Gong Qianxue’s cultivation, and her forces in the Heavenly Road Sect and the Jing Cheng Country.
More than that, not a lot of people know that Gong Qianxue has a lot of formidable powerhouses that she raises at her side.
With just a Bai Yichen, a Zi Yang Zong, there is absolutely no way to contend.
Bai Yichen suddenly turns back, both his eyes are bloodshot, and there’s a desperate madness in his gaze, “I don’t care who she is, or what kind of power she has, I only know that she killed Sitong! Even if I have a torn body and crushed bones, I will demand that she pay this debt of blood!”
In the end, Bai Yichen doesn’t leave immediately.
That’s because the nights of Wuwang Mountains are too dangerous, and he cannot abandon his junior brother, Muyan and Xiao Bao.
But the strange thing is that for some reason, after midnight, the Strange Beasts of Wuwang Mountains don’t coming out again.
Instead, they’ve disappeared without a trace.
Chapter 202: I’m Sorry, She is Dead
“Oh, that’s right, there’s still one thing I forgot to tell you.” Muyan drawls, “I’ve already informed the Ghost City that no matter who buys the draughts that I’ve refined, it should never fall on you or the Su family’s hand. Otherwise, the moment I find out, I would immediately terminate my cooperation with the Ghost City. Say, will Ghost City still sell you the draught?”
“Jun Muyan, you slut, I’ll kill you!”
Shen Xiaoru couldn’t bear it anymore, so she bares fangs and brandishes claws, rushing towards Muyan.
Gao Chenyu suddenly charges out like a slanting thorn, hitting Shen Xiaoru into a gourd. He fawningly laughs towards Muyan: “Miss Jun, this Shen Xiaoru is extremely annoying, please don’t mind it. Our junior sister Lin going missing is also because of her, that’s why we can’t go back to the sect right now.”
“Junior sister Lin?”
“Yeah, Lin-sister is also Yichen-brother’s fiancée, called Lin Sitong.” Gao Chenyu says indignantly, they’re childhood sweethearts and originally decided to get married next year. Who would have imagined that Lin-sister, who was with Shen Xiaoru outside the Fog Forest at that time, would suddenly go missing. We searched everywhere, high and low, and we can’t find her.”
Lin Sitong, Bai Yichen…
–Yichen… brother… I had… promised to be his… his bride…
–Girl… beg you to help me… give this to Yichen-brother’s… hand, tell him that he mustn’t… be sad…
Muyan suddenly opens her eyes wide, walking with quick steps to face Bai Yichen.
A flip of her wrist, and a dark-green jade bracelet with blood-red vein lines appears on her palm: “Do you recognize this?”
As soon as Bai Yichen sees this jade bracelet, the pupils of his eyes shrink.
He grabs Muyan’s wrists just as hurriedly and shouts: “Where did this come from? Sitong? Have you seen her? Where is she now?!”
This jade-like gentleman before her eyes, all of a sudden throws away all of his mild and kindly bearing.
Only intense eagerness and longing remain within his eyes.
Muyan remembers that young lady who died in the Fog Forest.
Even if her Dantian was shattered, although she’s riddled with wounds, even though she was suffering so much,
She was only concerned about her Yichen-brother, if he’ll be heartbroken, if he’ll be sad.
She says with a soft sigh: “I’m sorry, she is dead, she died in the Fog Forest.”
“When I saw her, she was on her last breath, and I was unable to reverse a hopeless situation.”
A horrible shudder runs through Bai Yichen, and he goes rigid from head to foot. His gentle voice turns rough and piercing, “You’re lying!! How could Sitong possibly die?! Tell me, where is Sitong right now? I will go to her at once!”
Gao Chenyu abruptly comes to his senses as well, “Lin-sister is dead? How is this possible?”
He stares terrified towards Bai Yichen.
If Sitong-sister is dead, what should senior brother do?
In spite of Bai Yichen’s oddness, Muyan takes a step forward and grabs his hand, placing the jade bracelet on his palm, “She was killed, but before she died, she wasn’t thinking about revenge, she wasn’t grieving about her own misfortune. There was only one thought in her heart and mind.”
“Bai Yichen, her last words, don’t you want to hear it?”
Bai Yichen immediately lifts his head, his eyes are red, firmly wide open.
After a long while, he says in a hoarse voice: “What… did she say?”
“She asked me to give this jade bracelet to you, then tell you that she’s sorry, she can’t be your bride. However, she hopes that you won’t feel sad… only if you live properly, would she be able to close her eyes and die in contentment.”
“Ah–!!” a pained cry rips out of Bai Yichen’s throat.