Adorable Creature Attacks! Cuteness Overload!
Chapter 27: A gift for me? (1)
Copyright © 2018 Volare novels. Translator: PetiePotter, Editor: Arka.
Gu Qingyu turned back immediately and peeked over his shoulder, “What are you buying?”
It was a waterskin.
“Eighty bronze coins.” The waterskin vendor was a middle-aged woman.
Jia Qizhe furrowed his brows, “A waterskin is that expensive?”
“I see, this must be your first time on this street, young man.” The woman started rambling, “Let me tell you, okay, on this street, okay, my goods are the cheapest, okay, and also the best, got it?”
“The best?” Gu Qingyu picked up one of the waterskins. “You call this the best? What in the world! What is this low quality! I can tell its material by just touching! Here, feel it!” She held the waterskin closer to the woman, “Look at the cheap material it’s made of! You’re telling me this is worth eighty copper coins?”
Gu Qingyu tossed the waterskin back and pulled on Jia Qizhe’s arm. “I’d rather pay more than buy one of your cheap and low-quality waterskins. We’re leaving, brother Jia!”
“Eh, you…” The woman had clearly lost confidence in her items. “How can you just…”
Gu Qingyu pulled Jia Qizhe a few small steps away, “We should tell the others to not come down here to buy things from her. Let’s get out of here——”
“Stop! Fifty!” The woman clenched her teeth.
“Thirty.” Gu Qingyu took a step back.
Jia Qizhe said expressionlessly, “Twenty.”
Mommy! He’s way more ruthless than me!
The woman glare at them, “You… whatever, I’ll let you have it for twenty. Just don’t ever come back here!”
“Okay~” Gu Qingyu turned inward and secretly laughed.
What a great bargain! I don’t think we’ll ever come back anyway!
“Thank you so much!”
The look Jia Qizhe gave her said it all, and Gu Qingyu felt even more pleased with herself.
Before long, the goods slowly and gradually piled up in their bags as they wandered through the crowded street markets, shopping and bargaining. Though, Jia Qizhe carried most of it.
They saved on quite a few silver taels because Gu Qingyu managed to cut down the asking prices to the minimum on the most of the items after bargaining.
The whole time, Jia Qizhe had a slight smile on his lips as he walked in front. “I never thought it’d be so useful to bring you out together for shopping.”
“Of course. Don’t forget who I am.” All Gu Qingyu could think about was returning to the inn, “Walk faster~”
“Why the rush?” For the first time in a while, Jia Qizhe actually felt curious.
Gu Qingyu could only roll her eyes, “Stupid, did you already forget that I asked Qi Yichen to bring back goodies? If we’re back late, the hot snacks like steamed buns and roasted chestnuts will get cold——”
Jia Qizhe stopped suddenly, causing Gu Qingyu to bump into his back.
“Owww!” She rubbed her head, “What are you doing——”
Jia Qizhe turned around and looked at her.
“W-what is it?” said Gu Qingyu panicky. His look made her feel guilty, for some reason.
“I’m hungry,” he said with a serious face.
“What?” She tilted her head and looked at him with wide eyes. “Whaddya say? Are you mad?”
“I am hungry,” he said again. “Let’s have a couple meat buns before we go back.”
“…??” She looked at him in disbelief, “You sure?”
He nodded, then walked up to the tiny steamed bun stall on the side of the street. “Boss, when will the steamed buns be ready?”
“You came just in time!” The owner opened the cover, the gorgeous buns were all steaming.
“Then give me five of those.” Jia Qizhe pointed at the meat-filled buns.
“Here you go! It’ll be 5 copper coins!” The owner put five meat-filled buns on a large leaf and handed it over to Jia Qizhe.
Jia Qizhe gave the owner the coins in return and then handed the large leaf over to Gu Qingyu. “You can eat first.”
Suddenly, everything was clear to her. Jia Qizhe wasn’t hungry at all, he only said that as an excuse to buy the meat buns for her.
Well, okay, I shall consider this his atonement and forgive him! Ehm… I don’t think he has done anything that needs forgiving…
Gu Qingyu nodded, and accepted it from him, then took out two, one which she held out to him.
Jia Qizhe didn’t take it, he just looked at her confusedly.
“Take it. Weren’t you hungry?” She nudged his arm and smiled, “At least, one?”
Even if he bought them for me, wouldn’t it be rude if I finished all of them?
He finally accepted it. “Thank you.”
“You’re most welcome~” She looked at the piping hot food and took a big bite ravenously.
Jia Qizhe suddenly inserted the whole meat bun in his mouth and began digging in his bag.
Gu Qingyu looked at him as she took another large bite.
Ah, how cute… like the chubby cheeks of a squirrel!
He finally brought out a ribbon from his bag.
“This is…” Gu Qingyu stared at the ribbon in his hand. It was a beautiful, light blue silk ribbon.
Jia Qizhe stepped behind her and began fiddling with her hair.
She wanted to stop him, but she didn’t want to move as to not mess up her ‘handsome’ hairstyle. “Heey, Jia Qizhe! What are you doing!”
Ignoring her protests, Jia Qizhe continued fiddling. Finally, he let down his hands and turned her around. He looked at her as if he was admiring an artwork.
Gu Qingyu quickly opened her bag and took out a mirror, which she bought earlier at a low price, and checked her hair——
The blue ribbon was tied in a pretty bow, adorning a section of her hair.
She looked up at Jia Qizhe with narrowed eyes, “You bought this for me?”
“Yeah…” he hesitated. “I was thinking of buying either those yellow earrings or that bracelet you were interested in, but then neither of them would match your current appearance. This was the least conspicuous item I could find… You’ve worked hard today. Treat it as a reward,” he seemed out of it, talking incoherently.
“Pffft——” Gu Qingyu laughed. “Got it. Thank you.”
This is the first time I’ve seen him acting so bashful.
“…” He let out a smile and started walking.
Their shadows gradually grew longer as the sun descended gradually toward the horizon.
“Oi, I’m still eating——! Can you stop walking so fast all the time! Jia Qizhe! Waaaaaait————”
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