That was the longest stare in her entire life, and it was also the most embarrassing train-wreck in Shen Wanqing’s green tea1reminder green tea describes someone who acts superficially to get their way practice.
The key was that the culprit, Xie Wuyan, still used that standard mocking and careless gaze that was exclusive to a male lead of a novel, just to stare at her blatantly like this.
She wanted to refute.
Every night you come to my room to drink tea or play Aeroplane chess and every time I secretly say bad things about you, you just so happen to catch me in the act, aren’t you clingy? The warning alarm of the system does not come as fast as you.
But she couldn’t tell the truth.
Because she couldn’t beat Xie Wuyan.
This made Shen Wanqing feel very tormented.
She thought for a while, rather than gazing at Xie Wuyan in a speechless dismay, she would rather go back into the room and have a fight with Zeng Ziyun by pulling each other’s hair instead.
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Mbwp, Fbld Eydikdt eke fwpv vbyv.
Fbl rszkvlzu csole vs Dkl Ewuyd, ralvldele vs cl nsxrsple, yde vwadle yaswde vs alsrld vbl essa, alvwadkdt vs Hldt Hkuwd’p assx.
Hldt Hkuwd’p pnalyxp nswze cl blyae ynaspp vbl essa:
“Ebyv yal usw eskdt blal ytykd?”
“Ms vyjl nyal sq xu cseu yde xkde.”
“Ebyv dsdpldpl yal usw vyzjkdt ycswv, zlv xl vlzz usw, lhld kq usw–”
Tsolhla, clqsal Hldt Hkuwd qkdkpble prlyjkdt, vbl essa oyp rwpble srld ytykd. Fbl pyo vbl hkpkvsa nzlyazu yde bla lulp zkv wr: “Yypvla Dkl, usw yal blal…”
Tsolhla, Dkl Ewuyd eked’v tkhl bla y nbydnl vs vyzj.
He walked in without any expression on his face, clasped Shen Wanqing’s arm, and took her out without looking back, pulling her forward to leave.
Shen Wanqing staggered after him, following his steps: “Slow down, slow down, my arm hurts.”
Xie Wuyan glanced at her coldly, and she immediately went silent and closed her mouth obediently.
But without knowing whether it was intentional or not, Shen Wanqing could feel that he really did slow down his pace.
Zeng Ziyun’s noisy voice could still be heard from a distance, but what she said specifically could no longer be heard. The guards at the door and inside the room watched with gusto. The next day, the “Xuantian Daily Gossip Magazine” published this epic murderous scene.
Shen Wanqing was dragged along by Xie Wuyan. Although he seemed to have deliberately slowed down his steps, after all, he was a lot taller than her, so even if he took an ordinary step, she had to rush to catch up to him.
Finally, Shen Wanqing could no longer keep up, she simply stopped in her tracks and knelt down: “I’m so tired.”
Xie Wuyan stopped, turned his head and his eyes swept her up and down, carrying an expression that said: “Why are you so weak?” After a moment of silence, he said lightly: “Miss Shen, I have always disliked people who push their luck.”
What was this?
Wasn’t I just lazy and unwilling to race forward to catch up with you? Why did I suddenly receive a death warning?
In an instant, Shen Wanqing’s fatigue dissipated, she immediately stood up and was about to continue walking again, when she heard Xie Wuyan say: “So she will suffer a fate worse than death.”
…Oh, he wasn’t talking about her, but about Zeng Ziyun.
Shen Wanqing breathed a sigh of relief, then squatted back down and continued to slack off. But then she thought about what Xie Wuyan had said just now, and suddenly realized something was wrong. She stood up with a fright: “Wait, you can’t—”
“Sure enough,” Xie Wuyan seemed to guess that she would refute him, “you guarded me a few days ago because of this, right? You don’t want her to die.”
Xie Wuyan had already noticed some clues.
He should have known that even though Shen Wanqing had given him a lot of surprises, from the bottom of her bones, she was still a young noble lady taught by a righteous and upright family.
They were completely two different kinds of people.
“Of course I don’t want her to die.”
Shen Wanqing put her hands to her hips, righteously saying: “If you think about it, the entire Xuantian Sect knows that you and I were almost killed indirectly by Zeng Ziyun. If she dies, the murderer can only be chosen between the two of us. My motives are greater, when the time comes, I may be directly suspected.”
Xie Wuyan raised his eyebrows.
He never in a million years thought it was because of this.
“So we have to find a way to do it after we leave.” Shen Wanqing looked around and whispered in his ear, “Have you ever heard of an alibi? We have to make an alibi so that we can be sure that nothing goes wrong. For example…”
Xie Wuyan had never thought that a demon like himself who could cause people to turn pale from fright, would one day be educated by a young girl about how to kill people seamlessly.
…So you are not a good person.
You are just a murderer with a more thorough murder plan.
Xie Wuyan frowned: “So you are not trying to save her?”
Shen Wanqing showed a distressed expression: “You’re too much, it turns out that I am such a person in your heart.”
Xie Wuyan: …
So who is more like the villain?
The Demon Slaying sword had been missing since it had appeared once a thousand years ago.
For so many years, the Xuantian Sect and the Ji clan had been collecting information everywhere, but they had obtained very little. Ji Feichen’s demon slaying squad was going to track down the whereabouts of the Demon Slaying sword based on the information collected.
At this point, it was also the beginning of a steady stream of female side characters being collected.
Because Shen Wanqing couldn’t stay in the Xuantian Sect for much longer, the next day, the demon slaying team officially decided to leave.
After all the commotion, out of the group of four, the two were injured, and there was one Xie Wuyan who was pretending to be sick. As such, only one Ji Feichen was left alive and well.
So naturally, the burden of steering the carriage, buying cake pastries and getting information, all fell upon him.
Feng Yaoqing cared for Ji Feichen very much, and from time to time she would bring water to feed him to drink, wipe his sweat, and then nestle sweetly in his arms. Or, she would hold onto a mung bean cake, and carefully hand it to his mouth: “Ah––”
Therefore, Shen Wanqing and Xie Wuyan sat elegantly in their seats, admiring the Dao companion going ‘ah’ at each other.
Shen Wanqing couldn’t take it anymore.
Then she turned her head and saw Xie Wuyan drooping his eyelids, lazily leaning on the seat, holding his chin and looking in the direction of Feng Yaoqing, his eyes sullen.
Shen Wanqing felt a little thump in her heart.
He’s jealous, he’s jealous, he’s envious, he’s envious.
Shen Wanqing wondered, if Xie Wuyan continued to be in a bad mood, she could guarantee that he would trip Ji Feichen up and then secretly stir up some trouble.
So she glanced at the mung bean cake next to her, took a deep breath, and picked it up.
However, Xie Wuyan didn’t know what Shen Wanqing’s brain was supplementing.
He was simply disgusted, feeling that the two of them were too much and wondering why the carriage had no curtains yet to cover them up.
He sneered at this romantic gesture that appeared after people became Dao companions, where their arms would lose their ability to function and they would require others to feed them.
Then at this very moment, a piece of mung bean cake was handed to his mouth.
As soon as he turned his head, he saw Shen Wanqing staring at his face, opening her mouth expectantly with an eager and cautious expression, saying, “Come on, ah–”
Xie Wuyan slowly revealed a puzzled expression.
“It’s okay, no need to be polite with me.” Shen Wanqing was good at finding excuses, with a sincere tone, “I know that Big Brother Xie is not feeling well, so I should take care of you.”
Xie Wuyan glanced at her up and down, then moved his gaze down, letting it fall upon the mung bean cake. He was silent for a long time, and then asked, “What are you acting again for?”
Shen Wanqing: “…”
Is your impression of me in your heart so not-innocent now?
Finally, after this pose lasted for a long time, Shen Wanqing felt her arm become a little sore.
She rubbed her shoulders, drooping her head and preparing to withdraw her hands, but at this moment, her wrists were suddenly clasped.
Xie Wuyan leaned over, and bit the piece of mung bean cake in her hand, and then let go of her wrist.
He raised his index finger, wiped off the food crumbs sticking to the side of his lips, and chewed it. Maybe he felt it was too sweet, so he frowned: “Tastes bad.”
Why do you still eat it if it tastes bad?
But through this incident, Shen Wanqing was convinced.
Sure enough, Xie Wuyan was envious of Ji Feichen having someone feed him, so it was precisely because of this that he carried good feelings for the gentle Feng Yaoqing.
So, when they stopped for lunch at the inn, Feng Yaoqing used her chopsticks to grab the fish meat and fed it to Ji Feichen’s mouth: “Come on, Feichen, taste this fish, it’s not too fishy at all.”
Ji Feichen naturally bit down on the chopsticks, and then laughed: “Yes, you eat more.”
Xie Wuyan raised his eyes.
I understand. I understand.
Shen Wanqing immediately understood, she thought for a moment, and felt that it was unhygienic to feed him using her own chopsticks.
So she reached out and grabbed Xie Wuyan’s chopsticks, grabbed a piece of fish meat and handed it to his mouth: “Big Brother Xie, you also eat more.”
The group went silent for a moment.
Ji Feichen and Feng Yaoqing glanced back and forth at the two of them. After a long time, Ji Feichen teased: “Wanqing, so you can also be so considerate.”
Xie Wuyan looked at Shen Wanqing and was quiet for a long time.
She was very abnormal today.
Xie Wuyan glanced at Ji Feichen and Feng Yaoqing who were nestling next to him, and then looked at Shen Wanqing’s face that was filled with a guilty conscience, but still carrying a smile while talking to Ji Feichen.
His eyes darkened slightly.
He was used as an excuse again, just to get that person’s attention.
At this moment, there was a burst of noise not too far away:
“Catch her! Don’t let her run away!”
“This woman has sharp teeth and a sharp mouth. My skin is broken from her biting me. She’ll have a good beating when we catch her.”
Immediately afterwards, there were sounds of ‘ping pang ping pang’ echoing, and a bunch of tables and chairs were knocked down.
Shen Wanqing looked up and saw three or five rugged men not too far away chasing a petite girl.
The girl stumbled and ran in the direction of Ji Feichen, her body covered with bruises and scars, and her clothes all tattered.
“What’s the matter?” Ji Feichen frowned and stood up, “I’ll go and assess the situation.”
Shen Wanqing was acutely aware that something was wrong.
How come she could smell a side female lead’s aura?
Alert! Alert! An important female side character Jiang Shujun has been found, please pay attention, host, please pay attention, host.]
Shen Wanqing didn’t have a strong impression of this person, because the plot in the middle of the book was too upsetting, so she skipped while reading it. But she vaguely knew that this was a character who was sold to the brothel by her mother and was rescued by Ji Feichen when she wanted to escape.
This was the standard female side character who had a miserable and pitiful backstory that made one cherish her.
However, while she was reacting, Jiang Shujun had already approached Ji Feichen’s direction.
This was a standard fall, staggering towards his chest and accurately falling over.
At this critical moment, Shen Wanqing stood up, trying to stop Jiang Shujun before she got to Ji Feichen.
But she didn’t expect that when she had sat down, her robes had been restrained by Xie Wuyan sitting next to her, so when she got up so abruptly, her whole body staggered forward and she fell down.
Xie Wuyan frowned, got up quickly and raised his hand, clasping Shen Wanqing’s shoulder.
However, by shifting to this position, Jiang Shujun firmly mounted onto Xie Wuyan’s back and fell to the ground.
“You stupid b*tch, stop…”
The rugged men swarmed over, swearing obscenely.
Xie Wuyan raised his eyes and swept them over at the group of men impatiently.
Perhaps the aura of a cultivator was too easy to recognize. In addition, civilians had always been wary of cultivators. With just this look, they stopped and suppressed their voices.
Shen Wanqing glanced at Jiang Shujun, who was sitting on the ground, reaching out to help her: “Be careful.”
“Thank you lady.” Jiang Shujun thanked her with teary eyes, then her line of sight turned slightly and fell onto Xie Wuyan who was beside her.
She then quickly lowered her head, her cheeks reddening: “Thank you, this gentleman.”
Shen Wanqing looked at the weird blush appearing on Jiang Shujun’s face with a question mark in her mind.
You’re already secretly falling in love with him? Didn’t you just hit him by accident, how could commit fraud to get his attention along the way?
And why is it Xie Wuyan again?
Did I read the original book in vain or did I misread the male lead’s name?
Edited by Zzz
[Translator’s Note: Lol, FL thinks ML is jealous, ML thinks FL is trying to make another man jealous. Aiya. And a new side female character, do you guys think she will be friend or foe?]
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This is a complicated love knot for them bro, aish makes me sigh. But it’s quite cute. Thank you for the chapter!!
Poor Shen Wanqing, she has so many rivals to get Xie Wuyan’s heart but little does she knoe that it is already hers. Thank you for the update!!
Haha so true~ thank you!
Hahaha yes frustrating but cute~ thank you
I hope this one will be a friend. I was kinda hoping that the other lady was gonna be on her side, but instead ended up blabbing about FL’s fire powers and getting her attacked. Still felt satisfying that FL got to trash talk her though lol Thanks for the chapter ☺
yess hopefully she is nice unlike Zeng Ziyun~~~ thanks for the support
Yahhh i was very sad of what Zeng Ziyun did 😭. I have a feeling tho that this one will also end up the same.
The ML and FL roles have shifted over, so the unwelcomed harem goes to Xie Wuyan. Actually, it’s too nice to call them an “unwelcomed harem”—they are more like sheep prancing into some wolves’ den. Lol now I’m imagining a comradeship between our FL and the original FL. Feng Yaoqing is the one to understand the most, so she’ll probably lend a shoulder (whether SW wants it or not is still up in the air).
Hoping for the two to have each other’s back with the love rivals’ appearances. =͟͟͞͞( •̀д•́)))