Chapter 102 Extra First Half: Helian Ronghuan’s pre-marital anxiety disorder
After returning from Yan Kingdom, Yan Changqing and Helian Rongchuan traveled around the mountains and rivers, and had a good time. However, the good times did not last long. After Yan Changqing promised to marry him a month ago, Helian Rongchuan suffered from severe premarital anxiety disorder.
For Yan Changqing, whether or not to form a contract was just a ceremony. It was more important for two people to be happily together for a long time. But Helian Rongchuan didn’t think so. He always felt that although Yan Changqing was happier with him, he also gave up the future of the Yan Kingdom and the opportunity to have children and grandchildren. He always felt that he was indebted to Yan Changqing, so he wanted to do everything possible to make everything perfect as compensation to Yan Changqing.
And the result of striving for perfection and excellence was that Helian Rongchuan became extremely anxious and abnormal…
This abnormality began when Helian Rongchuan was considering an auspicious day. Helian Rongchuan invited a large group of fortune tellers with white beards and yellow robes to circle in his garden with a brush in his ear and a red book in hand. Yan Changqing was startled when he saw it for the first time—he thought that Helian Rongchuan was going to invite ghosts or something.
“Your Royal Highness, the eighth day of the September lunar month is a good day, look.” A fortune-teller with a white beard held a piece of yellow paper with dense writing: “Chong Hou (Geng Shen) Shabei, it is appropriate to marry, adopt, and receive wealth. Great auspiciousness!”
“September, wouldn’t I have to wait another half a year? No, no, there will be too many dreams in those long nights!” Helian Rongchuan shook his head, raised his pen and drew a small cross on his little red book.
“Your Royal Highness, what do you think about June 21. Chonglong (Jiachen) Shabei, the stars are the tail of the fire tigers of your life, they can keep everything going smoothly!” Another fortune-teller looked earnestly.
“Well, this…” Helian Rongchuan took the yellow paper, squinted and frowned for a long time with an inscrutable expression on his face, then suddenly said decisively: “This fetal god is not good! Why is it located outside the Chuzhaolu, directly south of it? Facing the Chuzhaolu, it’s not auspicious! It’s not good, it’s not good!”
“This…this…” The fortune-teller wiped the sweat from his head silently: “Your Highness, aren’t you forming a contract with a man, why are you still paying attention to the fetal god…”
“Of course you must pay attention!” Helian Rongchuan waved his brush and said solemnly: “There are so many days in a year, I have to choose a day that is good in all aspects. As for whether it is useful, ahem, why is it any of your business?”
“It is not our business, not our business……” A few fortune tellers had to agree with a wry smile on their faces. They were locked in a small black room by Helian Rongchuan, waving a writing brush and an old yellow calendar for three days and three nights, only then did they finally figure out a good day. It was a month later, the fourth day of the fifth lunar month.
Helian Rongchuan looked at the auspicious words written on the auspicious day, full of descendants, glory, splendour, and longevity like Peng Zu’s auspicious day. He let out a content smile. He did not notice that the fortune tellers let out of the black room, one by one, had their head turned bald.
Yan Changqing looked at Helian Rongchuan and breathed a sigh of relief – he finally fooled him. In order to prevent these fortune tellers from becoming monks in their own homes, Yan Changqing secretly instructed these fortune tellers to make up a perfect day.
However, less than half a day after the date of the contract was set, Helian Rongchuan fell into a new round of intermittent anxiety that was even more terrifying.
“Changqing, how about we make a contract in Fengshen Valley? In May, there are many flowers, grass, and the place is large, the banquet can be set up at will!” Helian Rongchuan spread out a large roll of brocade silk, which turned out to be paintings with an extremely delicate and detailed map of Dongyun. Helian Rongchuan circled countless small dots. Among them, on the far left of the map representing Fengshen Valley, Helian Rongchuan made the biggest circle, and there were a lot of remarks written next to it – this was Helian Rongchuan’s five-day effort. This was the answer voted by the 77 “pack of rogue friends” who were best at eating, drinking and traveling.
Yan Changqing was leisurely practicing calligraphy on a table by the side, when he heard the sound. He put down his pen and came over to take a look.
“En, it’s good.”
Yan Changqing nodded.
Helian Rongchuan glanced sideways at Yan Changqing, his mood suddenly dropped, like a child who did something wrong.
“…Ah, you don’t like it? Then I’ll choose again.”
Yan Changqing looked inexplicable: “I like it.”
“Don’t force it. Don’t worry, I will definitely satisfy you.” Helian Rongchuan lowered his head even more.
“What do you mean don’t force it, this place is very good.” With mountains and lakes, it was indeed a beautiful place, very suitable for weddings.
“Then why did you look at me just now like that?” Helian Rongchuan pointed to a point in the south of the Dongyun map: “And you promised so quickly. It’s obvious, you are trying to perfunctory me, but in fact, you don’t want to go. Yes, it that right?”
“This…” Yan Changqing didn’t know how to explain it, he really just looked at it subconsciously.
“I see, big baby doesn’t want to go to the valley.” Helian Rongchuan said something, then took out his gold leaf double happiness Little Red Book, turned two pages with a serious face, and suddenly loosened his tight brows: “Fortunately, this prince has already prepared, and there is a good place in the south where you would want to go!”
Helian Rongchuan pointed at the map again, as if offering a treasure: “Here! There is a particularly magnificent waterfall, and there are many other places in the mountain to see. Animals that cannot be seen elsewhere, pandas, pig-nosed birds, earless rabbits, the sunset in the evening is also very beautiful…”
Helian Rongchuan continued to talk for a long time. Before he finished speaking, his eyes lit up, like a dog waiting for praise from Yan Changqing, anticipation on his face.
Yan Changqing felt pressured by Helian Rongchuan’s stare. This time, he decided to learn from his past lesson he had just learned, and he didn’t dare to glance anywhere. He just stared at Helian Rongchuan’s fingers without squinting, frowning slightly in deep thought, then after a while, he nodded solemnly:
“Yes, this place is very good, very good!”
But who would have thought that when Helian Rongchuan heard these words, he immediately became like frost and his head was downcast.
“I see, you’re not satisfied with this place either.”
Helian Rongchuan murmured, “It’s because I wasn’t prepared, it’s because I didn’t do my best. I’ll choose twenty more places for you to choose from.”
Yan Changqing: ? ? ?
“I’m not dissatisfied.” Yan Changqing was even more puzzled, and said honestly: “Dongyun, mountains and water are beautiful, and the place you chose is great.”
“Then why did you think for so long before agreeing? You were obviously Hesitating…”
Yan Changqing was speechless, unable to laugh or cry, but before he could come up with a convincing explanation, Helian Rongchuan had already rolled up the map and looked down to his seventy-seven friends to vote in despair.
Under the setting sun, there was a hint of sadness and melancholy on his back.
Three days later.
“Yes! This is the place! It’s perfect!” Facing Helian Rongchuan’s plan to stay up all night again, Yan Changqing learned the lessons from the previous two times. Without any hesitation, he stroked his palms with admiration (and with a slightly exaggerated stiffness): “You are so capable!”
“Really?” Helian Rongchuan narrowed his eyes, dubiously.
Yan Changqing acted decisively on the spot, grabbed Helian Rongchuan’s broad and thick shoulders and pressed it hard towards the table: “That’s it, let’s eat!”
Yan Changqing was determined to block Helian Rongchuan’s mouth with food.
But when it came to eating, Helian Rongchuan stood up and clapped his hands: “Yes, there’s also food!”
Yan Changqing: “???”
Yan Changqing: “???”
He suddenly had an ominous foreboding.
“Isn’t there a few palace chefs sent by your brother, the Regent, for the banquet? They are already very good.” Yan Changqing paused and added: “I am very satisfied, I like it very much. Really.”
Helian Rongchuan anxiously circled the round table three times, then stopped abruptly, raised a finger, and said, “It’s not enough just to be satisfied on the basis of your liking, the banquet must also highlight you and me, the love and beauty of two people joining together as one. The style should be very low-key, elegant and meaningful. The ingredients should be luxurious and high-grade. Moreover, it is not enough to eat only, there must be performances, singing and dancing. It needs to be a fusion of north and south, and a combination of hardness and softness. Well, this needs to be discussed from a long-term perspective…”
Yan Changqing: =口=…
Yan Changqing regretted very much why he didn’t let the group of fortune-tellers set the date of the contract after two days, but after half a month.
He really missed the normal Helian Rongchuan very much.
In this way, after being tormented by Helian Rongchuan’s anxiety for half a month, Yan Changqing and 130 people in the entire mansion, as well as the 77 people in the voting group of Helian Rongchuan’s friends, finally looked forward to the day of liberation.
On this day, the most beautiful prairie in Dongyun ushered in the most lively time of the year. A few days ago, the green and velvet-like grasslands had already been set up with extremely grand and spacious domes. The snow-white tents stood up high, like a row of swans in the jade waves of the grassland, very beautiful.
Outside the dome, many gifts from the herdsmen in the Kanir grasslands have been placed. Fine steads, each decorated with exquisite saddles, hung a glistening yellow bell. When the horse shook its head, the crisp bell rang out for the sweet festive time. There were also fat sheep that bleated, a few baskets of chubby rabbits, countless wine jars, and snow-white cheese…
The curling white smoke was scattered on this most beautiful and rich alpine grassland in Dongyun. Every passing herdsmen who passed by could smell it with their nose and couldn’t help but get drunk because this white smoke was wrapped in the aroma of the fattest beef and mutton, the most mellow wine aroma, the sweetest milk aroma…
And the guys in front of the dome who were busy pouring wine, roasting meat, and making desserts would always have a big smile when they see these herdsmen stopp because of the fragrance. They would pull the herdsmen in.
“Come, come, hurry up and drink our Royal Highness’s wedding wine!”
“Huh ? Can we drink our Second Highness’ wedding wine too? I’m just a commoner—?”
“Oh, why not? Our Second Highnesss is happy and thinks that there are too few people drinking his wedding wine and wants us to pull in more people!”
Several herdsmen were pulled to the side of the dome, and there were hundreds of feasts set up along the river, with delicious wine and good meat. On the side, there were people playing the morin khuur, the flute and the pipa. Those who wore colorful clothes, danced the swirl dance, the horse-back dance, and the wide-sleeved dance. There was a lively hodgepodge of everything. The people sitting at the table were also ordinary people. The women, old and young, poor and rich, were all smiling, regardless of each other. The few herdsmen couldn’t help being stunned. The people at the table hurried forward and arranged for them to sit down. They poured wine with a smile and said, “Sit down, sit down, don’t block us from watching the show!”
“What, what show?”
A herdsman with a ruddy face pointed to the stage not far away with a look of admiration. The new herdsmen followed his direction and saw that there was a lovely wide-sleeved singer who was playing a morin khuur and singing a Jiangnan folk song.
“It is said that there will be a stunning dancer from the palace performing Iron Head Kung Fu. Tsk, it must be very exciting!”
Needless to say, all these wonderful shows was arranged by Dongyun’s suave, handsome and rich Second Highness. Yan Changqing was behind the stage, looking at the long program list hanging down to his insteps and the corners of his thin lips twitched slightly.
On the other hand, Helian Rongchuan’s younger sister, Helian Jue, who was watching the excitement, covered her stomach with laughter and was out of breath, the golden bells all over her body trembled.
“Hahahahahahahaha Jiangnan’s number one pianist will perform chest breaking big stone, Dongyun’s first dancer, why is it the iron head kung fu? Also why do the court famous chefs invited by big brother have to spit fire, hahahahahaha is this the surprise show that my second brother told us about? Hahahaha why is Second Brother so talented!”
Yan Changqing was almost petrified by this program list. He finally knew what Helian Rongchuan had secretly told him about the surprise show for the wedding day a few days ago.
This…to have the royal chef of the palace perform fire-spitting is fine, but what’s the matter of having a weak woman perform iron-headed kung fu and walk a tightrope? And the number one pianist in the south of the Yangtze River, who has always been arrogant, someone who cannot be bought with a thousand dollars to play a piece of music, after finally inviting him over to play a few tunes, you want him to break stones on his chest…
They must be forced! !
Yan Changqing reluctantly calmed down, and with the thought of saving the people from their disaster, he walked up to the first dancer of Dongyun who was rolling up her sleeves and moving tiles.
He said respectfully and modestly: “Miss, I heard that you are going to perform… iron head kungfu… ?” Yan Changqing looked caring: “I know it’s hard to force people, so you don’t have to force yourself.”
The number one dancer of Dongyun put down a thick pile of tiles, and her pretty face was full of sweat, and she smiled softly: “Lord Yan, what are you talking about? This is a program that I voluntarily signed up to do, so it’s not forced at all.”
“Voluntarily signed up for it?” The woman in the wide-sleeved long dress, who looked like a fairy, seemed as if a strong wind on the grassland could blow her away.
Her—iron head kungfu?
“Your Excellency might not know.” Dongyun’s first dancer smiled shyly and said: “It was the Second Highness who said that the program of this wedding banquet must be unexpected, that the combination of civil and martial arts must be well-received. I thought, everyone had already seen my Jiangnan Dance, so there would be no new tricks. Thus, why don’t I come up with something that everyone can’t think of. When I was a child, I used to go to the north with my team to perform as a performer. I have practiced this iron head kung fu since I was a child, and this time it would be perfect to be demonstrated. If you don’t believe it, I can show you first.”
With that said, this Dongyun No. 1 dancer didn’t wait for Yan Changqing to nod, she rolled up her sleeves neatly, jumped off her horse, her pair of round eyes glared round, her pretty face flushed, and she shouted, “Hey ya!” She lowered her head suddenly and chopped at the thick pile of hard tiles in front of her.
Whoa! ! !
The pile of blue tiles, which was half a person high, was chopped into countless pieces by the first dancer of Dongyun from top to bottom, and fell to the ground.