Chapter 226 – Hostile Place
“Senior Xue, it has been an eyeopener for this one.”
After patrolling the vicinity once, Guan Qi came to Xue Qilin, nodded at Xia Xue and Phecda, and then looked around and sighed.
“There won’t be any troubles, will there?”
“Great General Gong will deal with everything.”
“Really? That’s good then.”
Xue Qilin scratched her face awkwardly.
She didn’t intend to make such a big commotion. However, there are things that are not up to her to decide.
“Senior Xue can rest assured.” Guan Qi looked at Xue Qilin with profound meaning, “Besides, it looks like the Ninth Princess intends to help as well. So there shouldn’t be any big problems.”
Why do you look at me like that? Xue Qilin has a blank expression, thinking that Guan Qi seems to be misunderstanding something.
When she heard Shui Yun’er mention that the Ninth Princesses will help them, Xue Qilin was confused. She doesn’t know who the Ninth Princess is, let alone why she would help them.
However, thinking that Guan Qi is not someone to tittle-tattle, Xue Qilin didn’t bother to explain.
At this time, Qi Qiqi came back with Gong Tianqing in her arms.
The rims of Gong Tianqing’s eyes are red, still with tears hanging from them. She obviously just cried. Qi Qiqi’s eyes, on the other hand, are also full of glistening tears. But since there are no marks on her face, she must not have cried.
Probably because she is exhausted and finally can set her mind at ease, Gong Tianqing fell into a deep sleep in Qi Qiqi’s arms, sleeping peacefully.
She must not have slept the past few days… Xue Qilin left Xia Xue’s arms and pushed aside a few strands of hair sticking to Gong Tianqing’s face.
“Qilin, are you really okay?”
Qi Qiqi wrinkled her eyebrows and asked Xue Qilin thusly.
“It’s nothing, I just need some rest.”
Xue Qilin gave a perfunctory reply. But Qi Qiqi, of course, didn’t feel at ease.
“I’ll find a doctor for you. You vomited blood, yet you say that you’re fine?”
“Don’t make a fuss. I know my own situation the best.”
Xue Qilin wrinkled her nose and answered, displeased.
In fact, although she suffered internal injuries, but the injuries aren’t serious. According to her resilience, if she rests for two days, she may recover to her previous state.
“Senior Xue, Temple Master Qi, we should leave here first before discussing anything else.”
As he looked around with a dignified shade in his eyes, Guan Qi reminded, “In any case, this is an estate of the Second Prince, a hostile place. It’s not suitable to stay here for a long time.”
“The officer has a point.” Xia Xue played with the hair subconsciously, “We’d better go back to the inn before we reenact the play of meeting again after a long separation.”
Qi Qiqi nodded, and then turned to Xue Qilin.
“Qi — Young Ancestor, can you still walk?”
Detecting in time that she was about to call Xue Qilin by her name in the presence of Guan Qi, Qi Qiqi promptly changed the way she addressed her to “Yung Ancestor”.
Feeling that Qi Qiqi is overthinking things, Xue Qilin rolled her eyes.
“Let alone walk, I can even fly.”
“Really. Don’t worry, I’m okay, I’m okay.”
Hearing Xue Qilin repeatedly say that she’s okay, Qi Qiqi finally breathed a sigh of relief and whispered, “That’s good then.”
It seems that she’s really worried about me… It feels nice when someone is concerned about you. Feeling warm inside, Xue Qilin giggled.
“What are you giggling for?”
Qi Qiqi tilted her head in perplexion. Meanwhile, the smile on Xia Xue’s face widened.
“It’s nothing, he-he, I’m just a little happy.”
Xue Qilin grinned.
Qi Qiqi deeply furrowed her brows, but soon she felt something, and her cheeks flushed. She glared at Xue Qilin.
“Really, what are you thinking?”
“I didn’t, I didn’t have any improper thoughts!”
Xue Qilin vigorously shook her head and waved her hands. However, she didn’t realize that her words sounded ambiguous.
“Qilin, Qilin, what do you mean by ‘improper thoughts’?”
Phecda asked curiously.
This prompted Xia Xue to burst out laughing and say, “I can’t take this.”
Even Guan Qi, who has been expressionless until now, had his face distort, looking like he’s going to laugh at any time.
Feeling ashamed, Qi Qiqi humphed embarrassedly.
“What a nuisance! A filthy mouth cannot utter decent language!”
Xue Qilin, who is still out of it, looked at everyone blankly.
“Stop laughing, Senior Disciple Sister Xia!”
Qi Qiqi stomped her feet, looking adorable.
“Now we’re not even allowed to laugh, how tyrannical.”
Although she complained, but Xue Qilin still stopped laughing and wiped away the tears of laughter.
“I’m the Temple Master!”
Qi Qiqi puckered her lips.
In response to this, Xia Xue issued a sound of disapproval.
Perhaps he saw the sign of the two bickering, Guan Qi broke out in a cold sweat from his forehead and quickly advised, “Okay, we have to leave.”
Realizing that her words and actions just now were inappropriate, Qi Qiqi corrected her baring and smiled apologetically at Guan Qi.
“I’m sorry, Officer Guan, please excuse this unsightly display. We have always been fairly noisy.”
“It’s okay, this one admires the harmony of the Merak Temple. But we have to leave.”
After saying “okay, let’s leave”, Qi Qiqi, with Gong Tianqing in her arms, turned around and darted away.
Guan Qi, Xia Xue, and Phecda followed suit at once.
As for Xue Qilin, just as she wanted to take a leap, she tripped over her hair and fell. After she got up, she covered her red nose with a hand and tied her hair in a knot, and then yelled “hey, wait for me!” and chased after the rest.
Because Guan Qi wanted to report back to Gong Jing, he parted ways with the Merak Temple’s people when they reached the inner city and returned to the Gong Clan with the scout team.
After returning to the Flowing Water Garden Villa, Qi Qiqi rented a new room, placed Gong Tianqing on the bed of the new room, and covered her with a quilt.
Looking like she’s enjoying herself, a light smile welled up on Gong Tianqing’s serene sleeping face.
Phecda, whom Xue Qilin jokingly calls “the one who sleeps eighteen hours a day”, yawned, then shamelessly retuned to her black cat form, jumped on a corner of the bed, curled up, and went to sleep. While Xia Xue, who has been complaining about being “hungry”, “tired”, and so on, left the room and went who knows where.
In this way, only Xue Qilin, Qi Qiqi, and Shui Yun’er were left in the room.
Gong Tianqing, who just now experienced a fight and was affected by Xue Qilin’s attack, is covered in bruises and dirt. As a result, Qi Qiqi specially asked a maid to bring water and a hand towel. With the help of Shui Yun’er, she cleaned up Gong Tianqing.
Having sank into a deep sleep, Gong Tianqing wasn’t waked by Qi Qiqi and Shui Yun’er’s actions.
Meanwhile, Xue Qilin, who suffered internal injuries, sat cross-legged on the floor, adjust the circulation of true qi inside her, and absorbed a large amount of wood attribute spiritual qi to speed up her recovery.
When she opened her eyes again, Qi Qiqi and Shui Yun’er have already changed Gong Tianqing into brand new clothes.
Where did these clothes for Little Qing come from? Xue Qilin was stunned for a moment.