Chapter 44 Madman
Desires of her dream as she tossed and turned.
And a little hesitation.
To Qin Weibai, Li Tianlan was, without doubt, such a complicated and yet simple state of mind.
Before seeing Qin Weibai, Li Tianlan did not know what love at first sight was. But he knew what that was when he saw her emerge from the train at Huating train station.
He had told himself then, that she was the most perfect woman.
If there was ever a beauty who could cause countries and cities to fall into ruin, or like a beauty who was out of this world, then they would probably look like her.
Conversations thousands of miles apart and video calls followed after a day of interaction.
Qin Weibai asked Li Tianlan if he missed her.
How could he not?
He missed her so much, it was as if he had been possessed by the Devil. But other than missing her, what could he do?
Was such a woman someone he could possess?
Was she someone he could possess in his current state?
One really could not blame him for being anxious. He had been a young man who had lived deep in the forests and had practically nothing. After meeting his goddess, no matter how well she treated him, he could not just accept it indifferently. He would still feel fearful.
There might be people who had nothing but a history of bloodshed who would force their goddess into bed, but Li Tianlan was not one of them.
He really liked this woman very much.
He even treated being able to have her as his greatest ambition. How serious was his love for her?
But at this moment, he cradled Qin Weibai in his hands, feeling her tender skin that might tear if he blew on it, Li Tianlan felt a sense of peace he had never felt before.
He looked at Qin Weibai’s face seriously. At this moment, Li Tianlan was finally certain that the woman in front of him was very close to him. She was so close that he could see himself in her shiny eyes clearly.
Li Tianlan looked at her silently. There were many things he wanted to say but could not, and he looked at her dazedly.
Yu Donglai coughed heavily, interrupting the two who were behaving as if there was no one around them. He said, “Sit down first. Qingyan, it’s about time for lunch, isn’t it? Bring the dishes here. Boy, drink three bowls of wine before eating. This will help with your injuries. As for the remaining wine, take it with you. Just send the vat back to me once you’re done.”
Li Tianlan felt as if he had just awoken from his dream. He released his hands subconsciously, his fingers leaving the tender skin. He suddenly felt a little reluctant, wanting to touch her face again. He suddenly blushed, feeling awkward.
Qin Weibai smiled slightly and held out his hand to take Li Tianlan’s hand. She said softly, “I heard you were injured in the attack?”
“They are just minor injuries. It doesn’t matter.”
Li Tianlan shook his head, blushing. He felt nervous and excited and laughed dazedly.
Qin Weibai gave him a deep look and then turned to look at Wang Yuetong, whose eyes were still full of tears but had calmed down. She said, “Tianlan was injured in order to save you?”
Her tone was flat and light, but Wang Yuetong felt as if her gaze was weighing heavily on her. It was not the sword intent nor killing intent of Martial Arts, but was a natural aura. It was not strong but was especially clear.
Wang Yuetong bit her lips and stared into Qin Weibai’s eyes. She said, “Senior Brother fought without retreating in order to protect me. He forcefully raised his realm to the Fire-flaming Realm and killed several experts in the ice-condensing Realm and two in the Fire-flaming Realm in three strokes of his sword.”
Wang Yuetong’s tone was casual, but to Qin Weibai, it felt as if she was being sulky and showing off.
“Do you know how dangerous it is for him to forcefully raise his realm with his current strength?”
Qin Weibai’s lips lifted slightly into a cold and sharp curve. The atmosphere in the entire restaurant immediately turned freezingly cold.
Wang Yuetong moved somewhat uncomfortably. She had never experienced such a situation in which she had to fight for a man’s favor and answer to someone’s questioning and lecturing. But when she looked at Qin Weibai’s face which was making her lose confidence more and more, she stubbornly said, “Senior Brother Tianlan did not blame me. You…”
“Graciousness is a virtue in men.”
Qin Weibai interrupted Wang Yuetong and said lightly, “He doesn’t blame you, and I can understand that. But I am a woman, and women are all petty. He disregarded his life to save you. You can use it to brag about your charisma, but I feel rather bad for him.”
She paused and then smiled, “But it’s useless to talk to you about it. I will send someone to the Wang family of Beihai and ask for an answer.”
“That’s bullshit. I didn’t!”
Wang Yuetong’s little face grew red once more. Her large eyes were flustered as she looked at Li Tianlan. It was as if she was explaining, “I didn’t use Senior Brother Tianlan saving me as something to brag about. You…you…”
She pointed at Qin Weibai, angry and flustered. Her gaze was furious.
Qin Weibai only answered blandly and then ignored Wang Yuetong. She only looked at Li Tianlan with a smile.
“I owe Junior Sister Yuetong something. I helped her out willingly today.”
Li Tianlan sighed internally. He did not know whether he was explaining to Qin Weibai or taking the heat off Wang Yuetong.
Qin Weibai did not say anything. Her hand clutching Li Tianlan’s under the table clenched slightly.
“I asked Senior Brother Tianlan.”
Wang Yuetong, whose face was red and who was breathing rapid, seemed to have thought of a great strike back. She suddenly said, “He said he did not have a girlfriend.”
“Is that so?”
Qin Weibai smiled, raising her hand that was intertwined with Li Tianlan’s and shook it slightly at Wang Yuetong. She said softly, “Then he has one now.”
It was simple, direct and forceful. She had not even sought Li Tianlan’s opinion.
Yu Donglai, who had been overlooked, was not angry about it and shook his head with a smile. He was most familiar and also most unfamiliar with the Qin Weibai at this moment.
He was familiar because the Qin Weibai he had seen usually behaved like this.
It was unfamiliar because the old man had never thought that the girl would also be so skilled at fighting for a man’s favor.
Even though Wang Yuetong was inexperienced in life, she was not a simple character. It had only been a few minutes, and she had already been wounded by Qing Weibai’s words several times.
The old man looked up silently and glanced at Wang Yuetong.
He saw that the little princess of the Wang family of Beihai was staring at Li Tianlan and Qin Weibai’s intertwined hands. Her gaze was complicated. It was a little gloomy, and then it became determined once more.
Yu Donglai murmured one statement twice to himself with a meaningful smile. “A foolish plan that had seemed clever.”
He had already said that the boy Tianlan had a way with girls. He supposed that there would be plenty of drama around him in the future.
Li Tianlan felt dizzy and his brain felt empty. He was lost and also surprised and delighted.
Everything that happened today was like a dream.
After a moment of silence, Flaming Fire, who was rarely seen without Qin Weibai, pushed open the door and entered the restaurant.
When she entered, the cold beauty glared viciously at Li Tianlan. Her eyes were furious as if she was going to kill someone.
Li Tianlan was startled and regained his wits. He felt a rather baffled, not knowing what he had done to anger this female warrior. It seemed as if she did not like him since they first met.
Flaming Fire sat at a side with a cold face. She did not say anything and gnashed her teeth together even while eating. Li Tianlan looked at it and felt his blood run cold.
To Flaming Fire, her boss was the most outstanding, most exceptional woman in the world. However, her boss, who had always been high and mighty and never bothered by anything had changed completely after meeting Li Tianlan.
Disregarding how crazy she was at Bili State, Flaming Fire found her sudden return to Zhongzhou State hard to understand and even incredible.
However, this all did not matter. Her boss had rushed back to Huating and to the vicinity of Yu’s Restaurant. She did not even let Flaming Fire find a place to park and alighted before the car had stopped. She had even twisted her foot because she was too eager.
This was all because of Li Tianlan.
Flaming Fire felt slightly jealous and almost broke down on the spot. After barely being able to calm down, she, of course, did not treat Li Tianlan pleasantly.
The meal was fraught with surprise killing intent. Even Li Tianlan, who had been slow to notice, felt uncomfortable halfway through the meal.
Every time Qin Weibai and Wang Yuetong’s gazes met, sparks seemed to fly.
The occasional verbal jab was like killing without any bloodshed.
Yu Donglai smiled sweetly as he watched the scene.
Flaming Fire glared at Li Tianlan fiercely.
Li Tianlai felt uncomfortable under such an odd atmosphere and barely brought himself to eat until he was half-full. He wanted to leave. Since he was injured, there was nothing wrong with getting a good rest.
However, just as he stood up, Wang Yuetong suddenly said softly, “Senior Brother Tianlan, Baitian and Qiancheng are both out. Shall we all have dinner together tonight?”
Li Tianlan was injured and had already decided not to meet them tonight. Furthermore, he estimated that dinner time would be when it would be most painful for him as his muscles relaxed. He wanted to reject her offer subconsciously, but when he saw Wang Yuetong’s anticipatory gaze, he opened his mouth not knowing how to reject her.
“Tianlan, take me home after dinner? We can rest for a while. You can ask your friends home and I’ll make dinner for you guys.”
Qin Weibai said in a gentle voice.
Take me home.
Come home with me.
These two statements meant the same thing, but was very different.
“Alright, let’s go home.”
Li Tianlan’s emotions were very agitated and he said that without hesitating.
Wang Yuetong forced a smile and continued taking small bites of her meal.
She had heard this name many times and had met her several times before. She got along very well with Wang Xiaoyao and naturally knew how infatuated her Second Uncle was with this woman. Even in their prior meetings, Wang Yuetong had treated Qin Weibai as her future aunt.
In their previous meetings, Wang Yuetong’s deepest impression of Qin Weibai was that she was beautiful.
She had never seen a woman more beautiful than Qin Weibai, and she had once praised her Second Uncle for his good foresight.
She had no other impressions of Qin Weibai.
And it was until today, did she truly understand how mistaken she was.
Qin Weibai’s identity as her future aunt had long disappeared. Right now, she stood before Wang Yuetong as her love rival. Wang Yuetong felt as if she could not breathe.
“She’s truly a remarkable opponent.”
Wang Yuetong thought to herself. Her eyes were lively and shone brilliantly as she lowered her head while eating. There was not a single thought of retreat in her eyes as it was filled with the desire to fight.
Yu Donglai’s thoughts about this situation was absolutely right.
It seemed that the seemingly clever plan was indeed a foolish one.
After the lunch that, while was better than living death, was definitely uncomfortable, Wang Yuetong who had noticed that it would be hard to defeat Qin Weibai today, calmed down and left.
Yu Qingyan and Li Tianlan stood up to send her off. However, this sending off meant that he really thought of her as a friend.
Wang Yuetong bit her lips and glanced at him before walking out of the restaurant and into the alley silently.
Li Tianlan did not speak until she entered her car and left.
Inside the restaurant.
After Li Tianlan and the other two left, Yu Donglai, who had been watching the scene, squinted slightly and asked softly, “You sent someone to protect the boy?”
“It’s the Horsewoman.”
Qin Weibai nodded, her tone peaceful.
Yu Donglai smiled slightly and picked up a mouthful of food. He asked, “Why have you suddenly thought of coming back? Are things over there not going well?”
“It’s alright. I just wanted to come back and see him.”
Qin Weibai’s eyes were as gentle as water when she mentioned Li Tianlan. There was a joy that came from within when she spoke.
Such gaze and such tones would not exist if she did not love him from the bottom of her heart.
Yu Donglai sighed once more. He felt rather baffled but could not be bothered to intrude in the matters of the heart of the youths.
He would just watch them.
Qin Weibai suddenly spoke as she lowered her head and ate her rice.
Flaming Fire put down her bowl and chopsticks subconsciously and waited respectfully.
“Go to the Garden Party.”
Qin Weibai said indifferently, “Go look for Wang Xiaoyao. We cannot let Tianlan’s injuries go unmentioned. He saved Wang Yuetong’s life, so, we have to at least make them take out some of the truly good stuff. Wang Xiaoyao has got a single portion of medicine, and that’s the only portion he has. It’s called “Youth”. Go and get it.”
Flaming Fire nodded expressionlessly, got up and left.
Yu Donglai’s expression changed dramatically.
This medicine was the most precious object even in the Wang family of Beihai. Wang Xiaoyao was called Idle King of the Wang family of Beihai. He only had a single portion even with his status, making it evident how precious this object was.
Flaming Fire walked to the door and then suddenly stopped.
“Youth” could be said to be the most valuable core treasure of the Wang family of Beihai. Even the Wang family of Beihai had limited stocks of it. One could imagine how difficult this trip would be.
She turned around and looked at Qin Weibai. She said softly, “Boss, what if Wang Xiaoyao won’t give it to us?”
“Then kill him.”
Qin Weibai took a sip of the Ice-bead soup. Her tone was gentle like that of a young girl and was gentle. But the words that she spoke were startling. “I want that portion of “youth” no matter what.”
Flaming Fire’s expression remained unmoved and she walked straight out of the door.
She naturally knew what Qin Weibai meant. But since her boss was not afraid, she most definitely wouldn’t.
Even if she had to face Wang Tianzong.
Or face the head of the 12 Murderous Weapons, Human Emperor.
As for Wang Xiaoyao’s devotedness…
It was a one-sided love anyway, what else was there to talk about?
“I will go with her. Little Bai, you don’t have to clear up the bowl and chopsticks. Go do whatever you have to do after eating.”
Flaming Fire had just left and Yu Donglai, whose expression had changed drastically, leaped up, rushing out of the restaurant anxiously.
The flowers in the yard were in full blossom and the sun shone warmly.
Yet, Yu Donglai felt emotionally drained.
He looked up at the sunlight and shook his head slightly.
They all said that the people in Samsara Palace were madmen.
It was indeed true.