Ch 33 – Shout It Out, Loud And Clear
Qian Cheng hemmed and hawed.
“Spit it out!” Gu Qingyu rapped out in a commanding tone. She started feeling like a mother scolding her unobedient kids…
“Fine…” Qian Cheng didn’t care anymore and just spilled out everything, “At that time, I had already noticed that green robed person’s presence ages ago!”
He pointed at Qi Wan.
Gu Qingyu glared at Qi Wan, “What does he mean by that? Ages ago?”
Qi Wan wiped off the sweat and pretended to look at the sky, “Ehehehehehe, Boss, the weather is really nice today~~~”
Before he finished his sentence, lightning flashed and a few seconds later thunder rumbled past.
“Indeed, very nice, such a nice weather.” Gu Qingyu smirked.
“Uhh… about that…” Qi Wan’s eyes were wandering around. Suddenly a loud slap could be heard, “Ow! My head! Why do I feel so dizzy?!”
Gu Qingyu walked up to him, and extended her hands out of “kindness”, “Come here, my darling. Let me massage your head for you~”
“Ah!” Qi Wan’s entire body jolted, “Boss, as soon as I saw you, my waist stopped being sore, my legs are not hurting and my head stopped aching!!”
Gu Qingyu raised her eyebrows, kneading her forehead, “ Then do I need to make sure your heart stops beating?”
“No, no, no, absolutely not…” Qi Wan mopped. He pandered to Gu Qingyu with his handsome face, “Boss, spare me this once!”
The current focus shifted to the situation between Gu Qingyu and Qian Cheng…
“It’s going to rain soon, Zhu Fan.” Qian Cheng pulled at Gu Qingyu’s cloth-hems, “You’re sick, let’s go in. The wind is blowing so hard.”
“The wind is strong?” Gu Qingyu asked with “astonishment”, “You even know that the wind is strong?”
“I…” Qian Cheng felt himself inexcusable.
“Trying to argue?” Gu Qingyu glared at him, “Doubly guilty!”
Arguing? His mouth snapped shut and he pressed his lips together.
Qian Cheng felt that he might as well shut his mouth.
“Mm?” Gu Qingyu said, “Nothing to say? No more explanations?! So you’re admitting your faults?!”
Qian Cheng gaped: What was he supposed to say? If he said something, then it was looking for excuses. If he didn’t say anything, then it meant he admitted?!
Qian Cheng felt like weeping, but had no tears.
“Puu—!” Qi Wan couldn’t keep it in anymore and burst out in laughter.
“Kekeke, my little cute 70k~” Gu Qingyu’s voice was incomparably gentle, “What’s so funny?”
“Boss…” If Qi Wan didn’t mishear it, his own voice was trembling… “I didn’t say anything, and I didn’t laugh either!”
“Then, you’re saying that I was mistaken~?” Gu Qingyu’s voice got even softer.
Qi Wan continued to nod, soon after shaking his head as if his life depended on it, “No, no, no, I was laughing!”
“Oh? Admitting?” Gu Qingyu smiled at at the miserable little 70k, “My little friend, you’ve grown up so beautifully!”
“Ahahaha, really? Boss~” Qi Wan paused and suddenly realized what he was saying, giving him a jolt, “No, no, no, Boss. You are way prettier than me!”
“Oh?” Gu Qingyu slightly raised her eyebrow, enjoying his flattering, “Ohohoho~! Really?”
“Yes, truly!” Qi Wan nodded his head frantically, “Ah! My adorable, kind, beautiful, magnanimous, like the sun, hypnotizing Boss! Oh! I am deeply touched by your beautiful complexion!”
“Mmhm~” Gu Qingyu nodded pleasingly. She had never planned to punish him from the start, so she decided to let him off this time.
“Cough, cough, cough!” Qian Cheng cleared his throat and pretended to cough, “Ah… my… my beautiful, ador-…”
“Shut it.” Gu Qingyu looked at him with a cold expression.
Qian Cheng blinked, confused at what she said: What part did he screw up? Why was he the one that should shut up??
Gu Qingyu evaluated with a blank expression, “Your speech doesn’t contain enough grace and flow, the feelings are not sincere enough! Again!”
“Ah! My beautiful, adorable… uuh, kind, magnan-…”
“Stop!” Gu Qingyu waved her hands again, “Again, do it again!”
“Ah! My beauti-…”
Qi Wan was about to explode in laughter on the side: As expected, like mindedness between two modern people are the best!
Gu Qingyu was also laughing at the sides. A kind of amusement in making it difficult for others.
“ All right!” Gu Qingyu waved her palm, “That’s enough!
“Ah? For real?” Qian Cheng couldn’t believe his ears. He was so happy that he almost forgot to wave his little handkerchief.
“No, I was just joking.” Gu Qingyu suddenly felt reluctant to crack him down again, “Since you’re feeling bad about this, let’s resume after a while!”
Qian Cheng’s miserable shriek echoed through the street~
“Boss, it’s going to rain…” Qi Wan looked up to the skies, then looked at the shouting Qian Cheng.
“Speaking of which, isn’t today the Ghost Festival?” Gu Qingyu sniffed, and walked obediently back to her room.
Meanwhile, Qian Cheng neither stood still nor moved from the sides, looking very pathetic and miserable.
“Yeah, Boss.” Qi Wan gave his spirit a boost, “Boss, tell me what you want and I’ll go and buy it for you!”
“That won’t be necessary. Let’s just stay here for another day, I want to have some fun!” Gu Qingyu smiled merrily at Qi Wan.
Qi Wan stood up straight on position at once and raised his hand in salute, “Yes, my lord!”
Gu Qingyu laughed, pleased, “Mm, your sister, me, is going to go to her room for a nap. Wake me up when it’s evening!”
“Uuuh… off topic, Boss. But you’re really good at sleeping!” Qi Wan scratched his head.
“Hmm? Did you just say something? Could you repeat it for me?” Gu Qingyu raised her eyebrows.
“Ow ow ow! Boss, I was wrong!” Still in the same moment, Qi Wan performed a 180 degree bow, “Boss, you must definitely sleep well and take good care of the kind, beautiful, magnanimous and adorable you!
Gu Qingyu nodded as if she agreed with everything, “Mm, my minister, you are so right!
Qi Wan went to open the door, “Boss, please!”
Gu Qingyu walked, swinging her hips like the queen she was, and entered her room.
Qi Wan closed the door carefully.
Gu Qingyu kneaded her temples, lying on the bed, with her sheet over her head, and entered her mental realm.
This time, Venerable Flames was nowhere to be found on that fiery bed, but laid instead in an enormous… hot spring, resting with his eyes closed.
Gu Qingyu looked at him, speechless, “Master!”
“Ai, my good disciple~” Venerable Flames seemed especially cheerful today. His laughter was very charmingly alluring, “It’s the Ghost Festival today? After you finish having fun tonight, come back and look for me.”
“What? You want me to go do something for you again?” Gu Qingyu looked greatly disappointed: This rock! Always tempting her before making her do the work!
“Yes, just a small trip.” Venerable Flames stood up from the pond. The scarlet red clothes stuck tightly to his body, outlining his body perfectly. His long, wavy hair draped over his shoulders, his enchanting and gorgeous eyes narrowed slightly.
Venerable Flames looked at Gu Qingyu in disdain and pointed towards her face, “Nosebleed.”
“Huh?” Gu Qingyu suddenly realized what he meant and quickly cupped her nose with her hand: This rock!
When she opened her eyes again, the sun had set, and night has fallen.
Gu Qingyu rubbed her eyes and got up.
She walked to the bedside and opened the windows.
Mm, the gentle sound of rain pattering outside her windows. The streets were brightly lit, and the rain didn’t seem to stop people from joining the festivities.
Gu Qingyu yawned. She approached the door and opened it just as Qi Yichen was about to knock. His hand was stiffly in midair.
“Eh, you’re up?” Qi Yichen chuckled. He looked as dashing as ever, but his next line almost made her spit out blood, “I thought that you was buried in your quilts, never to wake up again!”
“Hehehehe.” Cold air were seething out through Gu Qingyu’s teeth, “Don’t you worry. Before I’m unable wake up anymore, I’ll make sure that you don’t wake up first!”
“So fierce…” Baby Qi showed fright on his face, “Brother Zhu, stop scaring me!”
“Are you ready? Let’s go out.” Murong Zuoyu stepped out of his room.
“Yes!” Gu Qingyu blinked, and saw Mo Bai and Xiao Qi approaching, “Say, where’s Jia Qizhe and 70k?”
“He said that he wasn’t feeling too well, so he’s resting in his room.” replied Mo Bai. His gentle tone and his eyes carried a calming smile, “I went to have a look, nothing big.”
“Ok…” Gu Qingyu nodded, she seemed to be lost in thoughts.
“I’m not sure where Qi Wan went.” Xiao Qi weakly licked her lips and walked up to Gu Qingyu’s side.
“Mm, then, let’s go first.” Gu Qingyu glanced towards Jia Qizhe’s closed door, then turned and walked away.
When she arrived outside, she noticed it was unusually bustling with excitement. Every small stall had shelters to keep the rain off, and folks were coming and going.
The crowd suddenly quieted down, and people moved aside, leaving a way through the street. Then, following came hundreds of women wearing bright red dresses. As they all raised their hands, countless of fireworks shoot towards the skies, blooming in the rain, “Boss, Happy Ghost Day!”
Gu Qingyu looked confused at first and then laughed.
Qi Wan walked out through a path between the women, “How was it? Aren’t you very touched right now?”
Gu Qingyu nodded stupidly.
Qi Wan’s smile grew bigger and bigger, “Aren’t you tingling with excitement?”
Gu Qingyu nodded stupidly.
Qi Wan laughed out heartily, “Aren’t you thinking of marrying me now?”
“… Get lost!” Gu Qingyu responded very quickly, “Y-you stupid gaylord!”
Mo Bai faintly narrowed his eyes at Qi Wan, he looked slightly annoyed. His eyes seemed to be shooting out laser, in the most terrifying manner.
Although Gu Qingyu didn’t notice Mo Bai’s expression, Murong Zuoyu caught sight of it. Murong Zuoyu lowered his eyes as if he was lost in deep thought.
“Eh?” Qi Wan blinked a few times, looking at her.
Gu Qingyu smiled faintly, “See, gaylord, exactly as the name implied! So as a Gaylord, it just means that you as a person is very noble and very lord-like! Very powerful! Mm, a big shot!”
“Ai, Brother Zhu! How can you just compliment me like that~” Qi Yichen “shyly” hid his face with his hands. But, why did this word sound so odd to him? “Brother Zhu, why haven’t I heard this word before?”
“Mm, it’s a word from my hometown!” Gu Qingyu nodded as if it was a fact.