Chapter 41 – Gossip about Ye Zhen
With each step spanning a great distance, she hurriedly moved her feet.
Although she wasn’t running, but Xue Qilin still moved as fast as the wind.
Little Seven shouldn’t be able to catch up, right? Xue Qilin took a look back, and then immediately felt relieved. She didn’t see Qi Qiqi’s furious figure chasing after her.
As a result, an accident happened.
Xue Qilin suddenly detected another person’s aura, and then quickly turned her head.
A girl hastily emerged from a corner and appeared in front of her.
“…!” The two were already very close, and so Xue Qilin hastily pulled the brakes.
The girl apparently sensed that Xue Qilin was about to knock into her, and she widened her eyes in surprise.
There’s going to be a collision! It was already too late for Xue Qilin to slow down.
Since the reduction of speed won’t work, then I’ll jump over! In a moment of panic, Xue Qilin jumped up reflexively.
Her field of vision widened in a split second, and she thought that she has successfully avoid an accident.
The girl’s face painted with astonishment once again broke into sight.
She also jumped up.
The two inevitably collided.
Xue Qilin plunged between two soft masses, and then sensed a sweet body fragrance that smelled a bit like orange.
The impact wasn’t as big as she has imagined, but it was enough for the two to bounce back.
Xue Qilin flipped her body in midair and landed nimbly on the ground, while the girl opposite to her took a few steps back before she stabilized herself.
The girl was petite, probably only a little taller than Xue Qilin, but her upper body was well developed.
Wavy, shoulder-length hair and big almond eyes complemented each other to create a unique picture.
“Oh, so it’s you, Little Xue…” Xue Qilin scratched her face, “I’m sorry! I didn’t notice you, ha-ha…”
At this moment, Xue Qilin quickly withdrew her gaze.
Perhaps the motion was too big, but part of her dress turned up, revealing half of Xia Xue’s thigh.
Xia Xue who apparently has also detected this shot Xue Qilin an unhappy look.
“Really, Young Ancestor, running so fast, were you rushing to reincarnate?” As she tidied herself up, Xia Xue criticized the Young Ancestor.
“If I didn’t run fast, I might really have to reincarnate.” Xue Qilin spread her hands.
She has just finished speaking, when Xia Xue reacted and asked, gloating: “Have you offended the Temple Master?”
Xue Qilin didn’t found it strange when Xia Xue guessed the reason.
Of the Merak Temple’s five Elders, none of them was an idiot. On the contrary, they were all clever people, not to mention that the other party was very familiar with Qi Qiqi.
“Isn’t it just a few drops of ink on her foot…” Xue Qilin added with emphasis, “I was just a bit careless!”
“Oh, and you’re still alive?” Xia Xue covered her mouth with her palm, and feigned a look of surprise, “Junior Sister Temple Master takes bath three times per day!”
In other words, Qi Qiqi has an obsession with cleanliness.
When she thought she has dirtied a “girl” who was not only a clean-freak, but also had violent tendencies, Xue Qilin shuddered, “Is, is it…”
“It seems that our Young Ancestor is rather cowardly!” Seeing Xue Qilin’s reaction, Xia Xue made fun of her while playing with her hear.
“I’m suffering! You see my small body, how can I not surrender to the Temple Master’s tyrannical abuse?”
“Tyrannical abuse~” Xia Xue didn’t know what to think, “If I told Junior Sister Temple Master what you just said, what would happen to you?”
Xue Qilin’s complexion turned sluggish, and she pleaded at once: “Don’t! I want to see the sun of tomorrow!”
“Well…” Xia Xue showed a reluctant look on her face, “How do we settle this?”
“With a meal!” Xue Qilin clenched her teeth and suggested.
Although it couldn’t be said that she knew her inside out, but Xue Qilin roughly knew what this girl with a poisonous tongue was after.
“In Luoyang’s Shangbai House?” Looking askance at Xue Qilin, Xia Xue asked flatly.
This Little Xue is merciless! Xue Qilin breathed in.
Shangbai House is one of the most high-end restaurants in Luoyang, and the people who frequent it are all wealthy.
She still remembers going to Shangbai House to have a meal. Even though the two of them ordered cheaper dishes and the shopkeeper gave them a 40% discount on account that they were from the Merak Temple, but the bill was still more than 20 silver taels .
Although Qi Qiqi ate five times as much as ordinary people, but when paid separate, Xue Qilin raked up a bill close to four silver taels.
Xue Qilin’s monthly allowance is only five silver taels. In other words, Xia Xue wanted her monthly allowance.
“So, do we have a deal?” Xia Xue looked a little disappointed, but what came from her mouth was the following: “Or I might have to tell the Temple Master.”
“You’re merciless! Then Shangbai House it is!” Resigned, Xue Qilin agreed to the other party’s extortion.
Thinking of Qi Qiqi’s punch, she gave in.
“Oh, that’s more like it.”
Xia Xue showed an evil smile, and Xue Qilin murmured resentfully.
“What did you say?”
“No, I said that you look particularly beautiful today, Little Xue! Your eyes seem to shine… Yeah!”
“Really…” Xia Xue had an expression of doubt, but then adopted an indifferent expression shortly after. “Well, forget it.”
Xue Qilin sighed in relief secretly and scolded her blabbermouth in her mind.
“Oh, right, I almost forgot that that lecher Ye Zhen wants to see me.” Xia Xue said, a little annoyed.
“Ah, lecher?” Xue Qilin looked curious.
“Hey, Young Ancestor, you don’t know?” This time Xia Xue was really surprised. At least, unlike earlier, it didn’t looked like she was pretending.
“I really don’t know. Why did you call Little Zhen a lecher?”
In Xue Qilin’s mind, Ye Zhen was a serious and solemn character!
Xia Xue looked left and right, and then leaned forward and said in a soft voice, playful: “Young Ancestor, you should know that Uncle Teacher Ye often goes down the mountain, right?”
“It seems to be the case.”
Xue Qilin once heard Qi Qiqi mention this.
“He is going to see his sweetheart!” Xia Xue gave an enigmatic smile.
“Hey hey hey, Little Zhen has a mistress outside?”
“Oy, that sounds really unpleasant, Ye Zhen isn’t married!”
“Oh, isn’t that okay then?”
“If the other party was an ordinary person, then of course it would be okay. But Ye Zhen’s sweetheart is a woman from the Hundred Flowers House!”
Hundred Flowers House is a brothel.
The person that Little Zhen likes is a prostitute? Xue Qilin’s eyes went wide.
However, in her opinion, as long as both sides are willing, then it’s fine.
“Does Little Seven know?” Xue Qilin was curious what Qi Qiqi’s reaction will be when she learned of this.
“The Temple Master naturally knows. After all, Uncle Teacher Ye doesn’t hide it.”
“Little Seven doesn’t object?”
“Why should she object?”
Both of them had surprised looks on their faces.
“But that’s a prostitute.”
According to Xue Qilin’s understanding, this kind of thing was a taboo in ancient times.
“So what? There are many people involved with women from brothels.” Xia Xue scoffed, “not to mention that the person Uncle Teacher Ye likes is a qing guan ren.”
Qing guan ren refers to women who don’t sell their bodies.
“I don’t understand. Isn’t that okay then?” Xue Qilin couldn’t make sense of it.
“Of course it is. But can you imagine Ye Zhen blush in front of people?” Xia Xue raised the corners of her mouth, “I think that would be amusing.”
It’s just gossip! Xue Qilin rolled her eyes unhappily.
“Do you have the time to chat here with me?” Seeing the look of interest on Xia Xue’s face, Xue Qilin reminded “kindly”.
“Ah! Ye Zhen is going to give me an earful! “Xia Xue’s expression turned sluggish, “Then I’ll take my leave first!”
Why do I feel that the women in the Merak Temple are forgetful? Xue Qilin wrinkled her nose.
“Oh, that’s right!” After she took a few steps, Xia Xue suddenly stopped and turned back, “Young Ancestor, an apprentice of Senior Disciple Sister Li has just gone to the Snow-facing Abode. I reckon that he’s looking for you.”
“Looking for me?” Xue Qilin squinted her eyes and asked in reply, “How do you know that he’s looking for me?”
“It’s a guess. Anyway, you’re idle and have nothing to do, Young Ancestor. Won’t you know if you go to the Sword-casting Chamber?”
Is the sword ready? It should be about time! Xue Qilin mused.