ACA Chapter 18

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Chapter 18 – Dear Sister! What A “Coincidence”!

 

Gu Qingyu froze and broke out into a cold sweat, “Could it be that sh-she noticed me?”

Mo Bai grabbed her hands that were tightly holding onto his sleeves, “Calm down, she didn’t recognize you.”

Gu Qingyu loosened up again when Mo Bai reassured her.

For some unknown reason, she always believed in Mo Bai.

 

The woman spoke to the owner of the pharmacy, then started to walk straight towards Gu Qingyu.

Gu Qingyu wasn’t scared of her, but she was afraid that this “sister” of hers would recognize her and tell the people back at home. Gu Manor’s forces couldn’t be underestimated, so it would get troublesome if she were to be recognized.

 

“Young Master.” Her voice was as cool and refreshing as spring water as she slightly bowed in front of Gu Qingyu as a polite gesture.

Gu Qingyu maintained her composure, “May I help you with something, Miss?” She couldn’t lose in the opening momentum!

“I’m in an urgent need of Seven Colored Grass. Just now, Young Master bought the last batch of Seven Colored Grass. I’m willing to compensate you with five times the original price if you can let me have it?” The woman let out a smile.

 

Ah, she really could set up a play.

 

Gu Qingyu curled her lips, “Do you believe that money can buy everything, Miss?”

The woman blanked out for a moment.

Gu Qingyu continued without giving her the chance to reply, “Money may be able to herbs, but it cannot buy lives. All lives are equally valuable and unique, and should not be trampled on as one wishes, am I not right?”

Having said that, she dragged Mo Bai away, leaving the woman alone in a daze.

“His voice, sounds so familiar…” mumbled the woman to herself, “Who could it be…”

 

Jia Qizhe turned around and when he couldn’t find Gu Qingyu or Mo Bai anywhere, he immediately went to search for them.

At the entrance of the pharmacy, he spotted them walking out together hand in hand.

There was even seemingly a light smile on Gu Qingyu’s face.

Jia Qizhe walked up to them and asked unhappily, “What you two doing?”

“We just met that girl who tried to kill me from last time,” Gu Qingyu frowned, she didn’t even try to hide her loathing, “Thank goodness that Mo Bai bought the last batch of herbs. Who knows what atrocities she’s up to.”

“I think you should change your name for now.” said Qi Yichen as he supported his chin with his hand, after rushing here.

“Huh? Good idea, but what should I go for?” Gu Qingyu’s eyes sparkled.

“Little Black?” Qi Jichen seemed to be in serious thoughts.

Jia Qizhe frowned, “What kind of name is that!”

Gu Qingyu lacked words to say and simply nodded her head.

“In my opinion, I think we should call her ‘Little White’!” Jia Qizhe followed up with another sentence.

“Puuu—” Gu Qingyu couldn’t hold in her laughter in anymore, “The qualities of your naming abilities are higher than one another!”

“You flatter me.” Jia Qizhe curled his lips, “If you’re so unsatisfied, why not think of one yourself.”

“Any ideas, Mo Bai?” asked Gu Qingyu ‘earnestly and wholeheartedly’.

“Mm… why don’t you change your surname to ‘Zhu’?” suggested Mo Bai.

“Good, awesome.” Gu Qingyu started to applaud by herself,” What about the name?”

“Since ‘Zhu’ is a noble character, firm and unyielding, but also very common. Why about ‘Zhu Fan’?” Mo Bai smiled.

Gu Qingyu nodded excitedly, “Yes! From now on, I’ll temporarily be regarded as Zhu Fan!”

“Let’s go, Zhu Fan.” said Jia Qizhe in a muffled voice and walked ahead.

“Ey, ey!” Gu Qingyu hurriedly caught up, and smiled naughtily, “Brother Jia, wait for me~~~”

“Shut up!” And just like this, chitter-chatter and laughter followed as they progressed towards the palace.

 

“How are we going to get in…” Xiao Qi finally spoke, after getting ignored and neglected for a long while.

“I’ll first go and survey the area, then we’ll infiltrate the palace at night.” Jia Qizhe gracefully turned around, “We should find an inn first, let’s go.”

“Ok…”

Gu Qingyu knitted her brows. Her feline intuitions and instincts told her that someone was trailing them! But the person… was also very powerful.

 

Gu Qingyu ordered a couple of dishes when they arrived at the inn, “Come, let’s eat! Only after eating will we get enough strength to move around!”

Well, this was the inevitable truth.

The gang sat down and proceeded to stuff themselves with food.

After having their fill of food and drinks, Jia Qizhe stood up and gracefully wiped his mouth, “I’ll leave first. You guys should rest and prepare for tonight.”

“I’ll come with you!” Gu Qingyu suddenly rose up.

“You?” Jia Qizhe raised his eyebrow.

“Yeah!” In a displeased display of emotion, Gu Qingyu put her hands on her hips, and cursed like a hag on the streets, “What kind of attitude is that? So spiteful? Heng! Don’t forget that I am…”

 

She abruptly stopped in the middle of the sentence. What was she trying to say? That she was a cat demon? Qi Yichen and Mo Bai don’t seem to know about her true identity yet, what if they start treating her like a monster once they find out!

 

“You’re a what?” asked Jia Qizhe in an amusing tone. He had already anticipated that Gu Qingyu would say so, and he also knew what she was going to say next.

Gu Qingyu frowned, she had an ‘I am fully immersed in thinking how to pass this hurdle”-expression, “Umm… I am the smart, kind, cheerful, cute, nimble, quick-witted and brave… Zhu Fan!”

“Mmhm, sure. Let’s get going then.” Jia Qizhe waved his hands, gesturing towards her to follow.

 

He actually… believed in this kind of explanation?

Aiyo~~ Gu Qingyu, you’re just too brilliant!

 

“Baibai!” Gu Qingyu waved towards the others, “We’ll be right back!”

“…” Qi Jichen was busy stuffing his mouth with one hand and waved with the other, “Hurry up and leave, go, go, go~~!”

 

Hurry up and leave…

Shouldn’t it be ‘Hurry up and come back’…

Qi Yichen, you’ve let me down…

“Xiao Yu, hurry and return safely.” Xiao Qi smiled as she waved.

Mo Bai didn’t say anything and just smiled and pointed towards her small pocket.

A Hundred Whirling Leaf was placed inside… Mm, he wanted her to use the Hundred Whirling Leaf whenever she encountered danger, and he would arrive swiftly to assist.

 

Sigh… Mo Bai and Xiao Qi are still the best.

 

Gu Qingyu returned their smiles and turned around… only to find that Jia Qizhe had already disappeared!

 

She immediately dashed out, using her exceptional speed, and quickly caught up to Jia Qizhe. She couldn’t help but feel good about herself.

Seeing her being so cheerful, Jia Qizhe ‘couldn’t not bear to’ but let out a sigh, “Haaah~, do you really believe that you managed to catch up to me?”

“Eh? Didn’t I just do so?” Gu Qingyu’s smiling expression faded away.

“If I didn’t wait for you, how could you possibly catch up? I mean, aren’t you too slow? Even slower than I imagined.” said Jia Qizhe in a mocking manner.

 

[TL: Zhu Fan – 竹(Bamboo)凡(Mortal, Common)]

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