Chapter 96 Tearing down the bridge before crossing the river
“…” Xia Yuqing and Yun Xi: We didn’t say you were crying, but now you just revealed what you were trying to hide. Your IQ is a bit worrying.
Wu Jun, completely unaware that he had lost face, turned his head to Su Qingyan and asked: “Second brother, I think they are really pitiful. I want them to stay in the stronghold for a few days, I don’t know if you …”
It… it has appeared! The bandit wife slash loyal dog! Knowing that she was out of harm now, when Xia Yuqing heard the question from Wu Jun, her eyes lit up as she looked at the two in dispute.
Su Qingyan laughed angrily: “You have already promised them and now you come to ask me what to do?” He snorted and turned away.
Wu Jun didn’t understand how he had angered Su Qingyan again. He wanted to follow him but remembered that Xia Yuqing was still there. So he stayed and said embarrassed “Second brother is like that. Although his words aren’t nice, he’s not bad. Don’t put his words to heart.”
“No, it was because we came out of the blue. Thank you for taking care of us. How should I call this big brother?” Xia Yuqing glanced at Su Qingyan who was far away. Waahh, this family’s Uke is even more unyielding and proud than the one at her home! This bandit also isn’t really smart. At that time, he should have caught up with him and desperately explained everything. Then…….. then….. well the explanation is all just a cover up, pressing him down is the real reason!
Wu Jun completely didn’t know that he had been roasted thousands of times in someone’s heart. Hearing Xia Yuqing ask his name, he was a little embarrassed and said, “Hey, my name is Wu Jun. If you don’t mind, you can just call me Big Brother Wu.”
“Okay, Brother Wu.” Yun Xi nodded and called Wu Jun. He sighed with relief, knowing that he had just escaped his calamity. The corners of his lips were slightly hooked. When he turned around wanting to look at Xia Yuqing, he saw that she was also looking at him, except those eyes that trusted him looked a bit inquisitive at this moment.
Yun Xi was shocked and secretly grieved, it’s all over. He has been exposed. How can he explain it later?!!
Because of the touching love story of Xia Yuqing and Yun Xi in addition to the fact that Xia Yuqing was pregnant, the people in the stronghold took care of them, especially Xia Yuqing. The only thing was that they only allocated one room for the two. To call it in a glorified way: so he can take care of the mother and child.
Saying farewell to the overly enthusiastic rough guys, as soon as the door was closed, Xia Yuqing flew over and overwhelmed Yun Xi. She squinted slightly: “Speak, why lie to me?”
“I didn’t lie to you. I really ran out of a big family, but I am just a daughter and not a son.” Yun Xi was pinched by her collar and grumbled a bit aggrieved. “I didn’t even lie to you. When did I say that I was a man? “*
* used him and he just to keep it a secret if you hadn’t guessed it previously
“So, this is my fault?”
Yunxi heard the dangerous tone in Xia Yuqing’s words. She shook her head and sighed charmingly, “Yes, yes, I was wrong. I was wrong.”
Xia Yuqing gave her a glance before she got up from on top of her. Yun Xi quickly got up as well and said, “Okay, I did say some lies. I didn’t actually run out to play but because of cough, what you talked about earlier about the forced marriage.”
“Forced marriage?” Xia Yuqing suddenly hearing that word again asked curiously.
“Well, my family is very big, rich, and powerful. But my father…. but my father only has me, his only daughter, thus he treasures me a lot. But for some reason, my father wants me to marry a …” Thinking to this point, Yun Xi gritted her teeth.
“What’s wrong? Is he ugly?” Xia Yuqing asked tentatively.
Yun Xi shook her head: “On the contrary, that person looks too beautiful! He is more beautiful than a woman. If a man grew up like that, then he’s basically a sissy. This lady here hates sissy’s the most in her life!”
“…” Xia Yuqing glanced at Yun Xi. For the first time in her life, she discovered that it was a sin to be too beautiful!!
“You don’t like beautiful men, do you like ugly men?”
“It doesn’t matter if he’s ugly. The most important thing is to be brave and heroic! At least he can’t be a sissy. For me to feel secure, I need a real man. In fact, this lady’s ambition is to capture the world’s best men. “
Isn’t this a story with 3,000 beauties in the harem? Isn’t this a feudal patriarchal society? Can a woman say such a domineering thing like trying to catch the best men in the world?
Xia Yuqing held her head that was dishevelled by the speech. Yun Xi coughed a little and was a bit embarrassed: “As for the rest, they are all true. I was kidnapped, but I only stayed in that group for half a month. Thus, my female identity wasn’t revealed. If it weren’t for today’s accident, I wouldn’t say… ”
“What? If you say that you’re a girl, they might just let you out.”
Yun Xi looked back at Xia Yuqing with a complex look, hesitating a bit: “Are you usually so naive?”
“Naive?” Xia Yuqing’s face displeased, “Of course not.”
Yun Xi breathed a sigh of relief and just when she wanted to speak, she heard Xia Yuqing add a sentence: “I’m usually innocent.”
“…” Well, you’re amazing! I was defeated by your innocence!
Looking at the appearance of Yunxi petrified, Xia Yuqing’s lips slightly dipped downwards. “You haven’t answered me yet. Why don’t you want to let people know that you are a girl?”
“Nonsense, at a glance, I can tell you haven’t walked around in Jiang Wu. Girls can be in Jiang Wu, but if they are exposed, their reputation is harmed or they would be conspired against. It would be terrible. Also, if those people knew that I was a girl, they might have feelings towards the fairer sex. Who knows if they would have killed me or done what to me.
Xia Yuqing nodded, seemingly understandable. After a while, she reacted with some dissatisfaction and murmured, “Saying I didn’t walk around in Jiang Wu then can it be that you little fart has walked around in Jiang Wu?”
“I … Of course … Of course, I have a bit. Don’t look at me like that, I’m a veteran …”
“Veteran who jumped into the fire pit as soon as he came out?”
Yun Xi’s face suddenly became awkward, “It was just an accident, an accident!! “
Looking at Xia Yuqing’s apparently disbelieving eyes, Yun Xi became angry and said, “Okay, this is also the first time I walked around in Jiang Wu. Right now we are both grasshoppers on the same boat. Why destroy the bridge after crossing the river* otherwise we’ll both be finished.”
* abandon’s one benefactor after obtaining their goal
“Actually… I normally tear down the bridge without crossing the river.”
“… Aren’t you afraid of falling into the river?”
“I’m not afraid, I can swim. I can just swim over.”
“…” Okay, you win again. Yun Xi suddenly gave birth to unprecedented frustration. Ahh, why do I always lose my head speaking to this woman?
Seeing that someone was irritated by the dark clouds over her and how they could not wait to squat at the corner of the wall and curse with a sorrowful expression, Xia Yuqing coughed. She finally decided that she should be an adult, let her go and actively extend an olive branch of friendship.
“Okay, okay, it was my bad. You also said that we are now both grasshoppers on the same boat. If the boat overturns, no one can live. So we should help each other out.”
Yun Xi looked up weakly and gave her a glance: “You won’t die if the boat is overturned, you can swim though?”
“……” Why does it feel like I hit a rock with my own foot?
“….. then what do you want me to do so you can forgive me?” Xia Yuqing asked weakly.
“It’s not impossible for me to forgive you, if …”
“If …” Yun Xi’s eyes swept across Xia Yuqing’s body and finally fixated itself on Xia Yuqing’s stomach. It shined slightly, “If you let me touch the baby, I will forgive you.”
“…” At this time, this girl still remembers her belly?
“… Okay.” At first, she didn’t allow her to touch her because she was worried that men and women that aren’t close shouldn’t touch. I wonder if this girl is a tomboy like Xiao Yuan.
Sigh, the little Uke she had finally captured after such efforts has flown off, how sad.
However, Yun Xi didn’t notice Xia Yuqing’s anomaly. After receiving Xia Yuqing’s approval, her eyes stuck tightly to Xia Yuqing’s stomach and she hesitated a bit: “Really?”
Xia Yuqing’s mouth twitched and she wanted to twist her body away: “Then don’t touch it.”
“I’ll touch, I’ll touch!” Yun Xi seeing that Xia Yuqing wanted to leave hurriedly took Xia Yuqing’s hand to keep her from leaving. Her hand quickly stretched towards Xia Yuqing’s stomach as if she was afraid that Xia Yuqing would change her mind again.
“Round….” Yun Xi’s eyes shone and her face was full of novelty.
“…” Xia Yuqing’s mouth twitched again. She had a ball in her stomach if it wasn’t round, then would it be flat?
The child in her belly seemed to feel the approach of the stranger and moved in honour of their interest.
“He, he …” This little movement wasn’t a big matter, but Yun Xi was frightened. Eyes widened, she looked at Xia Yuqing with a look of helplessness.
The dumb look immediately amused Xia Yuqing, she couldn’t help but reach out and pinch someone’s little face. Since she let her touch her belly, it’s not too much to eat some tofu* hee hee …
* take advantage of others
“He’s greeting you.”
Yun Xi’s attention fell on the stomach that moved and settled down. Xia Yuqing looked like she was sulking for a moment, then all the gloom just now disappeared. Although it wasn’t an innocent Uke, she still had a cute sister! If she brought her back, Lu Rui, Cui Er and Li Yuan, it would be four golden flowers that were good for her eyes, hohoho …
Yun Xi didn’t even realize that she had been thought about by someone again. After waiting for a while, Xia Yuqing’s stomach was no longer moving. She reluctantly put her hands back, and whispered, “What should we do next?”
That question caused Xia Yuqing to be stumped. Since crossing, she has stayed inside the palace the entire time. She had no worries about eating or dressing. Even when she was on the road, there was someone serving her. She really lived the parasite life to the extreme. Now the picture has changed. Now she had no one to rely on, no money to spend, and it was impossible to walk at all. In ancient times at a deserted place that was unfamiliar, it wasn’t uncommon for this to kill off the hero in the story. Besides, she wasn’t even a hero, just a little girl, 囧~
Xia Yuqing stared at her empty purse with full expression. If she knew earlier she wouldn’t have been so lazy and gone out without bringing money. Now she was completely penniless.
“Let’s wait and see how it goes. We must stay here for a few more days, otherwise, they will be suspicious. We will probably be arrested before we even reach the foot of the mountain. I don’t see anyone here being a bad person. If we know our place, there shouldn’t be any major problems. ”
“But… I can’t stay like this all the time. Over time, we might accidentally reveal something. In fact, when I look at the second master, he doesn’t seem so easily fooled.”
“Yeah, that second master….” Although he was arrogant and unagreeable, the position of the second master seemed very high. Furthermore, that guy wasn’t as foolish as those other men.
Xia Yuqing touched her chin, pondered for a moment, then her eyes suddenly flashed. Her lips slowly evoked a touch of a sleazy smile. Yun Xi who looked on felt chilled. She seemed to have … a bad hunch.