CHAPTER TEN (PART 1)
Autumn breeze cold, autumn leaves falls, a drizzle of rain flutters as winter arrives.
A figure of brilliant red in this silvery white world is particularly striking, Li Fei Yan’s character is like her favourite clothing colour, hot blooded and unrestrained.
Her horse stops below a monastery, and just then someone holding an umbrella, walks out from the mountain gate. In this unexpected timing, both people meet eyes.
Li Fei Yan’s eyes rounds, exclaiming, “Qu Qing Yin!”
Coming out from the monastery is indeed the one who had disappeared from Jiang Hu for a long time now, Ling Long Dao Qu Qing Yin. Just seeing her in a body of purple clothing, body covered in a white fur cloak, her hair done up sophisticatedly, with a dignified posture, no matter how you look at it, she is but a refined lady who treads through the snow, admiring the plum blossoms.
Qu Qing Yin nods her head at her, “Lady Li.”
Seeing her, she had only planned to just walk past, but Li Fei Yan turns her body around, shouting, “Don’t you know he is looking for you?”
“I know.” Her voice, soft and light, like a snowflake falling from the skies.
Li Fei Yan could not believe it and shouts even louder, “If you know he is looking for you, how could still be hiding away with your mind at peace.”
“I am not hiding from him.” She is only waiting for him to find his way here.
“If you are not hiding from him, how could he have not been able to find you?” Li Fei Yan does not believe a single word she had said.
“The meeting between people, sometimes depends on their fate.” This is also how she had answered her cousin Emperor. The time agreement is one year, within a year she is not allowed to take it upon herself to go find Liu Feng.
Li Fei Yan sees that she has started to walk again, and immediately pulls her horse along as she follows after her.
Qu Qing Yin stops in her track, lifting her head to look at the girl in red sat on top of the horse, “Why are you following me?”
Li Fei Yin twitches her eyebrows, “Lady I, just likes to, can’t I?”
“But I do not like people following me.”
“That is your problem.”
Qu Qing Yin bursts out laughing, “That’s true.”
Li Fei Yan leaps off her horse, pulling the reins, she walks the road side by side with her as snowflakes delicately descends.
“Are you living here?”
“These past few months, you have always been here?”
“Actually, right now I still really hate you.” Li Fei Yan’s expression looks complicated.
Qu Qing Yin lightly laughs, but says nothing.
She speaks as she walks: “I have liked Liu Feng for so long, but in the end he only ever speaks bluntly to me, but you actually managed to stand beside him so casually, just seeing it made me feel uncomfortable.”
Qu Qing Yin continues to simply, saying nothing.
“They all say that you must have used some underhanded tricks on Liu Feng, to have made him so dead set on you only.”
Li Fei Yan speaks in a seeking truth from facts manner: “Although I do not like you, and also know you are not that nice of a person, but you really do not look like a demoness.”
“You can pick out a demoness from looks?”
“Of course, those that are evil and walks an askew path all have an evil air around them, but you don’t.” Not only do you not have it, you also have an air filled with righteousness around you. Besides, Ling Long Dao is a blade of justice that eliminates evil.
“Did you know, that the highest level of being a bad person is by being able to make good people think they are good.”
Li Fei Yan asks back: “Are you that sort of person?”
Qu Qing Yin laughs, “That’s a good question, although I cannot be considered a good person, but it seems that I have not gone to such extent of being bad.”
Qu Qing Yin shakes her head as she laughs, she has underestimated this Li family manor’s missy. She looks as though she has a reckless temper and is unreasonable, but also has this firm and honest side to her. Just that she does not mask her words, speaking so bluntly, making it easy to offend others.
Looks like, Li Fei Yan has not caused any less trouble with this mouth of hers. “You don’t have to follow me, I won’t be leaving this place.”
Li Fei Yan’s face was rendered surprised, “You……”
Qu Qing Yin continues to speak, “You want to let him find me, don’t you?”
She quickly turns her face, sounding a ‘heng’, “As if I’d do that, if he cannot find you then it is even better.”
Qu Qing Yin laughs but remains silent.
Li Fei Yan turns her head to see the smile on her face, feeling a little annoyed, she loudly says: “I really wouldn’t!”
“I got it.”
Li Fei Yan rapidly jumps onto her horse. From the horse, she immediately condescends: “I said I wouldn’t so I wouldn’t, be it you want to leave or not.” And then strikes the horse with her whip, leaving just like that.
Seeing the figure clad in red disappear into the snow scene, Qu Qing Yin could not help but to burst out in laughter, this missy Li sure is an interesting person.
Raising her head to look at the lightly descending snow, she lets out a sigh, do they not all say that gentleman Xiao Yao has many connections around the world? To have been searching for a few months and still not have found her, she really has slightly overestimated him.
Forget it, not going to think about it.
This snowfall has lasted a few days, still not showing any signs of stopping, walking this silvery white world, makes one feel lonely and bleak.
Qu Qing Yin shifts the umbrella, looking up at the overcast skies, snow overflowing from the heavens falls down. She laughs as she spins a few circles amongst this snowy ground. Light, shallow but clear laughter rings throughout the place, here, there is not a single soul around, such scenery also appears open and clear.
A purple figure amongst the white, like a child playing in the snow, a refreshingly bright smile lighting her face.
This is the scene Liu Feng is seeing.
Looking for so long, searching for so long, that person suddenly appears in front of him like this, causing him to be taken by surprise, a pleasant surprise that overwhelms him.
Sensing something, Qu Qing Yin, follows her senses and looks over, suddenly freezing on the spot.
Liu Feng makes one flying leap and lands by her side, hands cradling her face, sighing as he says: “Haven’t seen you for so long, yet you don’t even miss me?”
“You’ve seen missy Li?”
He was clearly stunned for a moment, “Li Fei Yan? She came here?”
Qu Qing Yin laughs, “Not so long ago I just happened to come across missy Li. She left in agitation, I thought you had already ran into her.”
“You thought she told me your whereabouts?”
Qu Qing Yin nods.
“Of course not, but looks like we are indeed fated.” Liu Feng pulls her into his arms, “Finding you really isn’t an easy task.”
Liu Feng pinches at her cheeks, his tone carrying a hint of jealousy as he speaks: “That cousin of yours, really is one cloud that can hide the sun.”
Qu Qing Yin buries her head into his chest, “This agreement lasts only a year, if a year later you still haven’t found me, then I shall go find you, finding you, this gentleman Xiao Yao who loves meddling into others’ matters would be much easier.”
“I always feel that this is not something to boast about.”
“It never was to begin with.” She answers like it is but a matter of fact.
He was speechless.
“Let’s go, unless you really want to stay here in the snow with me?”
Liu Feng laughs out loud, extending his hand and picks her up, “Since you want to be in a warm place.” Her being in his arms really feels so great.
Qu Qing Yin’s arms wraps around his neck, playfully asking: “Where?”
The bed on a cold winter’s day is indeed the warmest place to be in, especially after a man and woman had passionately warmed it up.
Qu Qing Yin’s long loose hair splays out on the pillow, the hand clutching the pillow was still slightly trembling, Liu Feng presses his hot body against her back.
“Qing Yin” He gently whispers.
“En.” She replies with pleasant laziness.
“Are you willing to marry me now?” He whispers into her ear.
Qu Qing Yin quietly laughs, “What do you think?”
He turns her body over, lowering his head to kiss her facial features.
Qu Qing Yin’s hand lightly grazes at his waist, her expression looking seductive and erotic, making his just quelled desires to awaken again.
“Spring night bitterly short, the day rises high, since then, the noble ruler no longer attends morning assemblies.” He could not help but to sigh.
Qu Qing Yin’s slender neck slightly tilts back, her apricot-like seemingly closed, and a light moan of ecstasy escapes from her mouth.
Facing such a seductive lover, looks like it will be difficult to maintain control over Liu junior during this lifetime. Liu Feng penetrates her like a ferocious tiger, possessing all of her sweetness.
A gentle voice lightly sings, screaming out in excitement. The joys of fishes being water can be felt by the men and women of this world in such small bed, between the sleeping mat and covers, where they passionately sing out their high notes.
The clear skies of early morning has long sunk in, just that the light reflection from the snow makes people produce this illusion that it is still early. They maintain the man on top, woman on bottom, intercourse position, prolonging their time lying together.
He is reluctant to leave her body, she is greedily clinging to his warmth, “Why did you not wait for me at your hometown?”
“Cousin wouldn’t allow it.”
“Really cannot even slip out the slightest bit of news to me?”
“They say if fated, you can find them from a thousand of li away, I only wanted to see whether we are fated or not.”
“Is that true?”
“It’s false.” She hugs his waist, chuckling, “Taking up my body, where else can I run off to?”
Liu Feng lets out a low laugh from his chest, “So, I cannot regret it, is that right?”
“How could I be willing to regret it?” Both pairs of eyes staring into one another, deep feelings of affection and tenderness circulating from their eyes. He stares into her eyes, seriously and sincerely says: “Is it good to come home with me then?”
“I will still continue to walk the Jiang Hu.”
Qu Qing Yin hooks onto his neck, kissing him on the lips, “As long as you remember to come home nice and clean, then it is fine.”
Liu Feng raises his eyebrows, teasing her: “I smell something sour.”
Qu Qing Yin also raises her brows, “You sure it is not the thick smell of blood?”
He hugs her and rolls over, changing their position to woman on top, man on bottom, his hands massaging her waist, “Looks like, I married a dominant wife.”
She narrows her eyes, “Is that so?”
Liu Feng laughs out loud, “This dominant wife that I myself have willingly chased after.”
“You’re really going to retire from the Jiang Hu?”
Speaking of this, Qu Qing Yin could not help but sigh, “A place with people will be a place of the Jiang Hu, I say I’m retiring from the Jiang Hu, but just how many people can actually retire from it?”
Liu Feng clasps his arm around her, also following on with a sigh.
“I am no longer young, I should at least peacefully stay at home and give birth to a few children. If not, another few years later, I’m afraid I wouldn’t even have the strength to do so.”
He could not help but laugh, “Lady wife is extremely correct, we shall work harder to give birth to a couple more, so that once we are old, we will not feel lonely.”
“We will give birth to one each year, how’s that?” He self-servingly says.
“You treating me as the mother pig?”
“Even if you are mother pig, I will still love you. Just go ahead and give birth.”
“Giving birth or not is not just something women can say and do.”
Liu Feng felt that his own dignity as a man was being challenged, turning his entire body over, having her pressed down under him.
“Ah!” Qu Qing Yin because of his sudden reverse of position, utters a light cry.
“Tonight, don’t you even think of sleeping.”
Qu Qing Yin pushes him, “I don’t want to, sweating so much, I need to wash up.”
“Really don’t want to?”
Qu Qing Yin stares at him, “Really.”
“That’s true, we still have many days to come.” He said it so meaningfully.
She grandly does not hold back and reaches up to his waist, shaking his mahua (Chinese fried dough twist), “What are you thinking about all day?”
“Branching out, to raise you into mother pig, that way no one will steal you from me.” He says it in all seriousness.
“Then why don’t you feed yourself into a male pig, not letting other women cling onto you?”
Liu Feng considers her words, “This truly isn’t a bad idea, then from now on, I will have to bother lady wife to feed me well. I’d say up to one or two hundred jin, would just about be alright.”
Qu Qing Yin whacks him, “Then wouldn’t I be at even more discomfort, being weighed down by you?”
“Weren’t women born to be weighed down by men anyways? Was there any who were weighed down to death?”
“Get lost.” Qu Qing Yin was angry
He loudly laughs, turning his body to get off the bed. Pulling down his clothes from the top of the screen and putting them on, he looks back to say: “I’ll go tell someone to prepare some hot water. Once you’re done washing, sleep after you’ve eaten your fill.”
The place that they are in right now is an independent courtyard within an inn. Qu Qing Yin had already paid up a year’s worth of residency.
Liu Feng opens the door and exits. At the porch he breaths in a few mouthful of the icy but fresh air. His face filled with joyful laughter, looking back at the unlatched door, his smile broadens. With quick steps he goes out to ask for hot water and food.
Mount Zhong Yi Manor, this is the home Liu Feng took her back to.
Qu Qing Yin shows not even the slightest signs of surprise.
Liu Feng laughingly says: “You really have already guessed it.”
She looks towards the tall, distance mountain manor, softly saying: “It is not like they deliberately hid it from me.”
“That is because, it is already certain that we are all one family, so why should we hide it from you.”
“But you also didn’t clearly state it.” She side glances at him.
“You’re so clever, if I make it so clear, what’s the point in that.”
“Glib-tongued with words of eloquence.”
Liu Feng looks at the golden hairpin in her hair, saying: “This hairpin is my mother’s most loved.”
Qu Qing Yin tilts her head as she looks at him, “Now that I think about it, you don’t seem to have ever given me a gift.”
Liu Feng pulls her in by the waist, laughingly saying: “I’ll gift you again in the bridal chamber.”
He does not say anything, guiding her towards the mountain manor’s main doors.
Only when they were approaching, did Qu Qing Yin realise the manor was decorated with lights and festoons, prepared just like it would be for a wedding, she could not help but to look at him with raised eyebrows.
Liu Feng very naturally says: “They’re just waiting for us two main characters to show up.”
“You sent out the invitations?”
“Only invited a selected few.”
Amongst these selected few, there is definitely womaniser Ji Chui Yu, so when they enter the manor and see Ji Chui Yu, Qu Qing Yin was not in the least surprised, it is just that……
“It looks like it’s just him.” Didn’t he say there are a few people.
“Congratulations to you both.” Ji Chui Yu walks up, holding his fist to congratulate them.
Liu Feng curtly responds, “Thank you.”
He turns to look at Qu Qing Yin, “Is lady Qu not liking the lack of guests?”
“No,” Qu Qing Yin shakes her head, “I only feel that if only you, this wedding guest, is not here either then how perfect that would be.”
Liu Feng’s fan opens up to hide his face, his shoulders trembling.
“It is not good to say that, no matter what, I am still the only wedding guest here.”
Qu Qing Yin bluntly asks: “Where is the wedding gift?”
Ji Chui Yu chokes on his own saliva, “Little Feng, are you really not going to prepare to say anything?”
Liu Feng sways the fan in his hand, smiling as he says: “She hasn’t said anything wrong, attending a wedding, where is your wedding gift?”
Ji Chui Yu could not help but to let out a sigh, “Indeed…the wife sings, the husband follows.”
At this time, two female attendants comes up, speaking to Qu Qing Yin: “Lady, please come with us to change your outfit.”
Liu Feng says: “You go first.”
Qu Qing Yin nods her head, she speaks no more and follows after the attendants.
Ji Chui Yu throws his arm around Liu Feng’s shoulder, playfully asking: “Are you planning to be your wife’s slave?”
Liu Feng asks back: “Why can’t I?”
“Really congrats, lord bridegroom.”
“Let’s go, accompany me to get changed.”
“Honestly speaking, I really haven’t seen you wear a red outfit before.”
“Perfect, you can see it this one time.”
“I am truly honoured.”
“Exactly when will I be able to drink your wedding wine?”
“This, you can only ask the heavens.”
Approximately an hour later, dressed in his bridegroom outfit, Liu Feng returns to the wedding ceremony hall. Once he spots Qu Qing Yin in a full body of red, supported by the matron of honour as she enters, he smiles and takes two steps forward.
Ji Chui Yu pulls him back just in time, warning him: “What you in such a hurry for?”
He bitterly laughs, “These ceremony customs are really troublesome.”
 Jīn / 斤 – weight measure, approximately half a kilogram, or 500 grams
Aww their finally getting married >_< I got to say it’s pretty hilarious that Chui Yu is the only guest there though haha! And well, I guess Liu Feng’s family is another twist added to this novel 😀 I actually quite like the beginning of this chapter, Li Fei Yan is such a sweetheart here, although she still has that missy attitude, she still makes a likeable character 🙂
Honestly I don’t think I can ever get used to translating the love scenes here, sometimes the words used to describe things makes me cringe so much 😄 and I sure hope no one eats mahua here, I’m lucky I don’t eat it, because Xi Meng would have just put me off it with the way she used it as a description of Liu junior 😄 😄
Ok…just one more chapter left now……