ACA Chapter 32

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Chapter 32 – Venerable Flames’ “Benefits” For Her

 

Gu Qingyu understood.

 

Venerable Flames wanted her to understand and cherish what she had.

 

Her friends, that treated her so well.

 

Jia Qizhe, who bought steamed buns for her. That time in danger, Qi Yichen was there to guard her. In one of her most difficult moments, Mo Bai had appeared to resolve her problems. The one and always unconditionally following her, Xiao Qi. Murong Zuoyu who always cared for her no matter how cold he was. Including the one who had always helped her and taught her many things, Venerable Flames. Then there was also… Qi Wan, who kept her company and sang fearlessly in the middle of the night on top of the roof.

 

“You got it? If you understand, then all is good. But it spent quite a bit of my time.” Venerable Flames raised his eyebrows, “Maybe it’s time to wake up? They’re all waiting for you.”

Gu Qingyu nodded, “Yupp!” She started to feel impatient, wanting to see her friends.

“Then, cherish dearly everything you have.” Venerable Flames waved his red sleeves.

 

Gu Qingyu opened her eyes.

Jia Qizhe came into her view.

“You’re up?” He seemed to be really happy when Gu Qingyu woke up, “Mo Bai!”

“Mm.” A gentle voice sounded through, Gu Qingyu felt her hand being held by someone.

 

Oh, Mo Bai was taking her pulse.

 

“How do you feel?” Mo Bai slightly creased his brows.

Gu Qingyu sat up, “Uuh… Nothing in particular… I should be fine… cough, cough, cough!”

Before having finished her sentence, Gu Qingyu felt dizzy and her throat was itchy.

There seemed to be only her, Jia Qizhe and Mo Bai in the room.

Gu Qingyu subconsciously touched her forehead, then placed her hand on Mo Bai’s forehead.

 

Uwuwu, I think I have a fever.

So piti-freaking-ful!

 

Mo Bai blushed, “Brother Zhu, you caught a cold.”

“Cold?” Gu Qingyu blinked, “Isn’t this a fever?”

“Fever?” Mo Bai slightly tilted his head to the side, “What do we do?”

“Uuh… should… roughly… perhaps… probably… be… similar… to… a cold… I think… ?” said Gu Qingyu very unsure of herself.

Mo Bai nodded, “Then, I’ll prescribe something for you.”

“Ah? Medicine?” Gu Qingyu stared at him wide eyed, “Mo Bai, can I not drink?”

“This…” Mo Bai looked at Gu Qingyu’s startlingly “sincere” eyes, he hesitated, “No.”

“Sniff…” Gu Qingyu’s eyes shifted towards Jia Qizhe, “Jia…”

“Suddenly thought of me?” Jia Qizhe slightly raised his eyebrows, interrupting Gu Qingyu.

Gu Qingyu tried to speak again, “Jia-…”

“Just tell me what you want to say.” Jia Qizhe interrupted.

Gu Qingyu gaped, “Why does it feel like this bastard is planning to keep interrupting whatever I’m trying to say?!”

Gu Qingyu immediately said, “Jia…”

“Mm, I am listening.” Another sentence.

Gu Qingyu exploded, “@$”#”!#! Get out of your daddy’s sight!”

“You’re finally normal again?” Jia Qizhe raised his eyebrows, glancing at her lazily. He added, “I still prefer your lively self. … Tell me now what you wanted, I won’t interrupt you any more.”

“I…” Gu Qingyu involuntarily blanked out, “What did I want again?”

She was full of anger, “I’m fine!”

 

Even if I wanted something, it’s already been disregarded by you!!

 

“Great then, drink the medicine.” Jia Qizhe pointed with his chin towards the bowl in Mo Bai’s hands.

“Slow down! Medicine? Mo Bai, since when did you make this?” Gu Qingyu stared, terrified at the bowl, “I-I refuse to drink!”

“Let me.” Jia Qizhe took the bowl from Mo Bai’s hands, “You can go back now.”

A cold gleam flashed past Mo Bai’s eyes, he looked at Gu Qingyu, then left.

Jia Qizhe smiled disapprovingly, he waved his hand and the door shut close.

 

“Where are the others?” Gu Qingyu weakly said.

Jia Qizhe raised his eyebrows, “After being tormented by you for the whole night, where else do you think they’ll be?”

“Uhh…Hehe.” Gu Qingyu laughed awkwardly, “Got it, hehe…”

“Hurry up and drink.” Jia Qizhe passed over the bowl.

Gu Qingyu did her best to wring her head, “A-are you not going to sleep?”

“I’m not tired.” Jia Qizhe rubbed his forehead. He seemed very tired, but gave off a kind of sleepy aesthetic, “Are you going to drink or not?”

“I…” Gu Qingyu pouted, “don’t…uuuh!”

Jia Qizhe caught her off guard and pressed her down. One hand pinching her nose, and other pouring down the medicine.

Glug, glug, glug…” Gu Qingyu creased her brows and drank with her eyes closed, “Bah!”

 

To her surprise, she found out that the medicine wasn’t bitter at all! There was even a sour and sweet taste to it!

 

“How was it?” Jia Qizhe had a smiling expression on, yet not smiling.

Gu Qingyu foolishly nodded, “It’s good!”

“Want some more?”

Gu Qingyu nodded again, “Want!”

He handed over another bowl of medicine.

Gu Qingyu didn’t think twice and drank it all in one gulp.

 

“Uwu… ah! So bitter!” Gu Qingyu involuntarily dropped the bowl, which was caught by Jia Qizhe by reflex.

 

Gu Qingyu miserably discovered that she couldn’t spit it out anymore…

 

“Good girl~ If we put in other sweet supplements, the medicine won’t be as effective.” Jia Qizhe casually flung his hands, and the bowl “floated” to the table by itself.

 

Could this be the legendary “slap in the face”-feeling?

 

Gu Qingyu fiercely glared at Jia Qizhe, “Jia Qizhe! You jerk!”

Jia Qizhe’s face immediately turned grim. He stood up, “Heh, whatever. I’ve been here nursing without a wink of sleep for the whole night, and you actually… whatever, please rest well.”

Having said that, he turned around preparing to leave.

“H-ey!” Gu Qingyu timidly grabbed at Jia Qizhe’s sleeve before he left.

“What?” Jia Qizhe slightly inclined to the side, his eyes were extremely cold and grim, but there was still a slight trace of sadness and grievance.

 

And this tiny amount of “sadness” and “grievance” was caught by Gu Qingyu.

A wave of shame washed over her, Gu Qingyu hurriedly said, “I was wrong!”

“You, did nothing wrong.” Jia Qizhe looked away, pulled away his sleeve and left.

His words were very soft, but Gu Qingyu never noticed the slightly curved lips as well as the faint eye smile on Jia Qizhe’s face.

Gu Qingyu gazed towards the closing door, her heart felt desolate.

 

Should I give chase? or not?

Gu Qingyu! Have some more backbone!

 

Gu Qingyu clenched her teeth. She put on a robe and jumped off the bed and chased after him.

She arrived outside Jia Qizhe’s room. She stopped just as she was about to kick through the door, then took a deep breath and lightly knocked on the door.

 

The door opened. Jia Qizhe stood there dressed in a blue robe and softly asked, “Do you need anything?”

“Jia Qizhe! I was wrong!” Gu Qingyu rushed to apologize, “I shouldn’t have said those words to you! I’m really grateful for everything!”

Jia Qizhe’s calm indifference swept away. He leaned towards the door, with a kind of indescribable overbearing, “You know you’re in the wrong now?”

 

……

 

What is all this?!

Feeling that I got played with from the beginning?!

I even felt guilty and ashamed for so long! Even thinking over it and considering for quite a while!!

 

“Jia Qizhe!!” Gu Qingyu yelled, “Go to hell!”

“Well, if you can kill me, that is.” He had a smile of amusement, “All right. Go and try to get some rest, we’ll be setting out tomorrow.”

“…” Gu Qingyu hesitated, “Okay.”

 

She was originally planning to tell him that she was okay already, and that they could leave in the afternoon, but she suddenly thought of Qian Cheng, wanting to ask him a question.

After all… she refused to believe that Qian Cheng didn’t care for her spite everything.

Although they barely met and spent time together… she still hated the taste of getting thrown away.

 

Just like in the past.

 

“Don’t think too much.” Jia Qizhe patted her head, “Go and rest.”

Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes, and left without turning her head.

 

Treating me like a little kid?

Hmph.

 

After Gu Qingyu left, Jia Qizhe’s lips curled up, filled with charm and grace.

 

Just as Gu Qingyu returned to her room, the door rang.

 

“Who?” Gu Qingyu slightly creased her brows and looked outside the door.

“Boss, it’s me!” It was Qi Wan’s voice.

“Come in.” Gu Qingyu let out a breath.

Qi Wan opened the door, “How do you feel?”

“Not too bad, I guess!” Gu Qingyu stuck out her tongue, “Thank god, we transmigrated to a magical fictional world. I’ve read about the cold, that it was extremely dangerous in the ancient eras, it couldn’t gone really bad if we didn’t have magic!”

“I never realized before, but you’re quite the studious one.” Qi Wan raised his eyebrows.

Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes at him, “You too, good boy.”

“…”

 

Sending Qi Wan away, Gu Qingyu looked at the dreary weather, it seemed like it was going to rain soon. She planned to find Qian Cheng before it started to rain.

 

She went back to the place where she saw Qian Cheng last.

 

Since birth, Gu Qingyu had always been somebody who didn’t bother others unless she was bothered first. And if you offended her, she would definitely… “kekeke”. That’s why this Qian Cheng infuriated her.

[Dreamie : Please imagine what the meaning of “kekeke” is by yourself.(╯▽╰)~]

 

She was convinced that Qian Cheng would definitely come back here! Intuition!!

“I am not human if I don’t take my revenge!” Gu Qingyu imitated those people of ancient  times, “I’m so pissed off!!”

 

Hilarious…

 

“Puu—” A burst of laughter could be heard behind her.

At the same time, Gu Qingyu turned around and crossed her arms, “You came?”

Qian Cheng nodded, and walked forwards in a very righteous manner, “Yes! I am here to admit my wrongdoings!”

“Quite self conscious, heh.” Gu Qingyu raised her eyebrows, “Since you’ve prepared yourself, then let’s… hehe~”

 

There was an unsettling feeling behind her smile, causing  Qian Cheng to break out in a sweat.

 

“W-what are you planning to go…” Qian Cheng appeared very frightening. If it was genuine or faked, no one could be sure, but probably… more of the latter?

“Ohohohoho~~ Don’t you know what I want?” Gu Qingyu laughed like a madman.

 

Cough, cough, cough, cough, I really don’t…”

 

“Ohohohoho~~ Really?”

 

Cough, cough, cough, cough, really, please spare me…”

 

“Ohohohoho~~ Spare you?”

 

Cough, cough, cough, cough, or not…”

 

“Ohohohoho~~ You said it yourself?”

 

Cough, cough, cough, cough, what I meant was…”

 

“Boss!” At this time, Qi Wan approached them,  stumbling like some mellow kid, “What are you doing out here and not staying in your room? Don’t you know that you have a fever-…uh, caught a cold? It looks like it’s even going to rain soon!”

“Cold?” Qian Cheng swiftly caught the word, then looked at Gu Qingyu, “Brother Zhu, did you catch a cold?”

“Yeah.”Gu Qingyu crossed her arms, “You tell me how.”

Qian Cheng felt quite ashamed of himself, “I’m so sorry, Brother Zhu. I’ll just be frank with you. I’m getting chased. Last night, I felt a murderous intent coming after me, so I had no choice but to flee in case I would drag you in this as well…”

“So please explain why you decided to let me fall down?” Gu Qingyu’s expression looked a little bit warmer.

 



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