Chapter 3: A Bunch of Black Clothed Men Came
Eh, wasn’t this still her face?
Tang Doudou tilted the mirror left and right. It was her familiar brows and eyes, her familiar looks… Even though she was dressed in the manner of men in olden times, this was still her, Tang Doudou! Tang Doudou’s heart finally dropped back to her stomach when she saw the familiar face. She laughed foolishly with relief and with a ‘pa’, plopped down the mirror on the table next to her.
Her gaze fell on her own large palm and she secretly bit her tongue. Lord! Could this really be a prop?
It was way too realistic. She had almost been fooled.
Tang Doudou couldn’t help but start feeling a strong sense of curiosity towards this show, but how is she supposed to keep acting in this unpredictable situation?
She swept an eye over the confused crowd of women who were confounded by her series of actions, but without caring, Tang Doudou simply spread apart her legs in an imposing manner. She then leaned forward slightly and bent her fingers to rap sharply on the table, giving off a very displeased aura.
“Go call the person in charge over.”
After surveying the entire scene, Tang Doudou noticed that only she, herself, had on a whiter-than-snow garment. Tang Doudou had facial features which were handsome and clear. Her expression was indifferent and her mouth was hooked into a crooked smile, in the very charming manner of an elegant and distinguished youngster.
The women looked to each another in dismay, momentarily unable to react to Tang Doudou’s words.
Person in charge? The Madam?
Tang Doudou saw that they were still pretending to be confused and laughed coldly. “Stop pretending, I already know everything. Hurry and get your boss. If you want me to act, we need to negotiate the price first. I don’t do free of charge.”
Boom boom boom!
Just at this moment, with the sound of an explosion, seven, eight black-clothed men wielding blades suddenly dropped down from the roof. The shining blades and swords flashed with cold light, causing all the women to scream and scatter with fear. In just a blink, not a shadow was left.
Tang Doudou calmly watched all of this as she lifted up the teacup on the table. Oh, the play’s getting bigger and bigger ah!
The leading black-clothed man approached with a menacing air. Seeing Tang Doudou’s calm expression, he was not surprised: “Li Xueyi, as expected, it is you!”
Tang Doudou’s eyes slightly paused and her gaze wandered. When it came back around to meet the black-clothed man’s direct gaze, Tang Doudou finally confirmed that he was currently calling her.
She couldn’t help but sweep a disdain-filled gaze over the leading black-clothed man. They probably walked into the wrong cast and they even called her name wrong!
It’s unknown if it was because Tang Doudou’s disdainful expression provoked the black-clothed man or if it was due to some other reason, but the black-clothed man showed no desire to waste words and with a ‘swoosh’, the blade in his hand swung over.
Tang Doudou thought that the sword was just a stage prop. Watching as the black-clothed man slash it over, she didn’t even lift an eyelid.
How can he be so calm?! Could it be there’s a trap? A thought flashed through the black-clothed man’s head, but the blade in his hand did not stop at all.
It was widely spread in the Jianghu that Li Xueyi was a sanctimonious, treacherous and crafty hypocrite. His whereabouts were always elusive, like a dragon god whose head can be seen but his tail cannot be found. There were very few people that have seen him before.
Before, when the man had received news that said Li Xueyi had arrived in Huai City, he thought it was just a false rumor. However, holding the mentality that he would rather wrongly kill a hundred in order to not miss one, he still kept watch over the largest brothel in Huai City, Rutaceae Pavilion, in order to wait for Li Xueyi to show up.
Li Xueyi preferred places with prostitutes and countless ladies, this was something everyone in Jianghu knew.
After waiting a full half a month in Rutaceae Pavilion, finally, when the color of the sky turned towards night on this day, a snow-white figure appeared outside Rutaceae Pavilion.
Afterwards, everything advanced according to plan, all the way up to this step in which Li Xueyi drank that cup of wine he had meticulously prepared…
All the steps quickly flashed through the black-clothed person’s mind, every single detail was within the predictions. There was not a single mistake. Tendons Softening Powder, which would make Li Xueyi incapable of using martial arts for a period of time, was mixed into that cup of wine. The time was calculated perfectly, so right now, Li Xueyi should have no strength at all to resist.
Speaking is slow time is fast*, in an instant the blade approached Tang Doudou’s eyes. Cold light radiated from it, it was dazzling to the point that both Tang Doudou’s eyes were blinded so she instinctively moved her head away.
“speaking is slow, time is fast” is a phrase commonly used in novels. It means that the speed at which things happen isn’t something the narrative can keep up with. So though it seemed like things happened slowly since there was a lot of blab, it actually happened way faster.
Credits: Translated by Chiyomira, Edited by Ocelot