Chapter 10 – Could It Be That You Don’t Know How To Fly?
“[Aegis]!1” Qi Yichen immediately appeared in front of Gu Qingyu. The fan in his hands reacted to his call and formed a white barrier.
Jia Qizhe’s sword sliced through the assailant’s chest without the slightest hesitation.
“You…” That person stared grudgingly at Gu Qingyu. His glare was intense, and his hoarse voice grew dull and lifeless before his body went limp and fell heavily onto the ground.
However, Gu Qingyu heard the last three words he said, “Go to hell!”
W-why would there be somebody desperate to kill her… Could it be because of something that the ancient Gu Qingyu had done?
Gu Qingyu stared at the body. The blood kept pouring out of his chest.
Jia Qizhe calmly wiped his sword clean, he didn’t seem to have much of a reaction, “I wanted to keep him alive to interrogate him tonight, but it looks like it’ll be impossible.”
Gu Qingyu nervously took one final glance at the dead body, and then at Jia Qizhe…
“Qingyu, did you have any grudges with this man?” asked Qi Yichen suddenly.
“No…” answered Gu Qingyu earnestly, but, she quickly became unsure… After all, she had no clue what the original host had been up to previously.
Qi Yichen smiled, “Qingyu, you should be more careful in the future.”
“Yeah!” Gu Qingyu gave a slight nod, “Can I go back first? It wouldn’t be good to keep Xiao Qi waiting!”
“Sure, go ahead.” Qi Yichen withdrew his fan.
Gu Qingyu helped them close the door and returned to her room.
Xiao Qi had been sitting on the bed, she immediately threw herself onto Gu Qingyu when she walked in, “Xiao Yu! Are you okay?”
“Safe and sound, couldn’t be better!” Gu Qingyu patted Xiao Qi on the head.
“I know that my magic power is very weak, so I can’t help you with anything and can only wait here…”
“Awww, good girl~ Don’t worry, I’m fine. Don’t forget that there are two experts right next door!” Gu Qingyu laughed, “Hurry up and sleep.”
Gu Qingyu slept especially well this night.
“Dunk, dunk, dunk”
A loud knocking noise caused Gu Qingyu to wake up.
Gu Qingyu seemed to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, so she felt especially grouchy!
Gu Qingyu was furious, whoever it was, would face severe consequences!
She randomly put on some clothes, and kicked open the door with a “Bang” with a bird nest on her head. She roared, “WHO!”
In front of her stood a white clothed… Qi Yichen!!
Qi Yichen awkwardly stood outside with his hand up in the air. He seemed to have come to greet her, but he was stunned by Gu Qingyu’s appearance. His face seemed to say “What did I just see?”, it was simply too much for him.
Gu Qingyu did not think twice and immediately slammed the door shut. She crouched down and covered her face, “Ahhh! My image is ruined!!”
Xiao Qi walked to Gu Qingyu’s side, after having dressed up and brushed her own hair, “Xiao Yu, who was it?”
“Qi Yichen!” The declining Gu Qingyu got up, “Xiao Qi, could you help me do my hair……”
“Of course!” Xiao Qi enthusiastically picked up the comb, “Xiao Yu, don’t worry! I’ll create a super pretty and dazzling hairstyle for you! So pretty that their eyes will go blind!”
… Is this still our cute Xiao Qi! Return my Xiao Qi! I want my Xiao Qi back!!
Her mind went crazy.
After getting dolled up…
Gu Qingyu opened the door once more and discovered that the person standing outside had changed… “Jia Qizhe, morning.” She awkwardly greeted him, and was met with a nod.
“Qi Yichen already went ahead to order breakfast for us, it’s been a while already. Let’s go.”
“…Ok…” Gu Qingyu reluctantly hid behind Xiao Qi, while walking very slowly down the stairs.
They met up with Qi Yichen, whose face was full of smiles. He seemed to have forgotten about what happened earlier, “Qingyu, let’s eat.”
“Yeah, let’s eat!” Since he acted as if nothing happened, I’ll just forget about it too.
Suddenly, they heard a clatter of horse hoofs outside.
“Quick! We have a report saying that Third Miss is here! Don’t let her get away!”
The voices of the guards could be heard.
Gu Qingyu suddenly started to feel uneasy. She swiftly grabbed a few buns and then dragged the gang towards their room upstairs to hide.
Gu Qingyu slammed the door close, “How did they find us?!”
Instead of answering her question, Jia Qizhe stared at the buns in her hands, “Are you very hungry?”
“Obviously! I didn’t even get the chance to take a single bite!” She continued to eat her buns as if it was her right to do so.
Shortly, they heard the footsteps of guards rushing up the stairs.
“What should we do?” Gu Qingyu ate her buns while stamping her feet. Xiao Qi simply had a whole new level of respect for Qingyu after seeing her gesture and took notes.
Jia Qizhe looked at her oddly, “Do you think I’m afraid?”
“That’s not it! But it’s not like we can just slaughter our way out! And Gu Manor’s forces aren’t that weak……” said Gu Qingyu hesitantly. When she uttered ‘Gu Manor’ two words, it was void of any familiar feelings, as if she was just talking about another clan and not her own family. Which was the case as a matter of fact.
“You’re right.” Jia Qizhe seemed to be lost in thoughts.
Although the issue started to press them, the atmosphere… still seemed quite relaxed and calm.
Finally, Qi Yichen helplessly sighed, “I’ll go take a look, and try to delay them. Jia Qizhe, see if you can bring them out through the windows.”
“Eh?” Gu Qingyu looked confused at first, then she quickly realized, “Qi Yichen is the only one the guards haven’t met before!”, “Let’s meet up again at that stream in the bamboo forest later!”
Qi Yichen nodded. He pushed open the door and walked out, then “casually” closed the door.
Jia Qizhe lightly pushed open the window and turned his head towards the others, “You guys leave first, I’ll follow behind.”
“Ok!” Gu Qingyu gave him a nod.
Gu Qingyu hinted towards Xiao Qi, “I’ll open up a path, follow me closely. Jia Qizhe will trail behind us.”
Xiao Qi didn’t say anything and just gave her a firm nod.
Gu Qingyu thought to herself, “Since Xiao Qi already knows that I’m a cat demon, and Jia Qizhe witnessed my form at the bat cave. I should be able to just transform at ease!”
Her cat ears and tail popped out.
She carefully observed the windows first, then nodded towards Jia Qizhe and Xiao Qi before taking the initiative to jump down first.
Xiao Qi jumped down after her, then Jia Qizhe followed.
From Qi Yichen’s perspective.
Just as Qi Yichen reached the staircase, the soldiers were rushing up the stairs.
“Ransack this place! Don’t let Third Miss escape!”
- Aegis – 盾 ↩