The two little imps flattened their mouths, obviously very unhappy.
Chu Yun even said: “Today is the fifteenth, the night of the full moon. Didn’t you say before that you would take us to enjoy the moon?”
Xiao Ting went silent. She just casually mentioned it. Besides, how could she do such an elegant thing? Unexpectedly, this kid actually took it to heart.
Xiao Ting went haha and prepared to pass this blunder when suddenly, her heart skipped. Today was the fifteenth.
Didn’t that mean that tonight, Jiu Wangfu would become even more dangerous?
Then, didn’t that cheap husband need her help?
For some reason, Xiao Ting suddenly remembered what the three ghosts said, that in another year, they would be free.
But they didn’t know what would happen to Jiu Wangye after they leave.
They have always followed the arrangement of that powerful existence behind them.
Nineteen plus one, isn’t it twenty? Did Jiu Wangye become twenty years old this year?
She looked at Chu Yun and asked how old her father was this year. This was a very casual question, but she didn’t expect Chu Yun to frown at this moment like a little adult.
Xiao Ting was speechless: “It’s not that you don’t want to tell me but that you don’t know how old your father is this year, do you?”
In reply, Chu Yun made a cold snort and said angrily, “Is the age of father something this child can ask casually?”
A certain thought flashed in her mind, but in the end, Xiao Ting decided to stay outside.
Did she have to take them back to Xiao fu?
Or enjoy the moon while being homeless?
Suddenly, Xiao Ting rolled her eyes, took the two imps’ hands, and said, “Go. This consort will take you to see the world.”
At the end of the main street in the northern outskirts of the Imperial Capital was a lively din.
A three-story ancient building stood there with two lanterns hanging outside, looking very festive.
At the door stood a coquettish woman welcoming customers. She’d flick the fan in her hand and attract countless men who’d look back frequently.
When Xiao Ting, dressed in women’s clothing, came in with two boys in hand, the girl in charge at the door came over.
“Oh, if it isn’t Sixth Miss Xiao, oh no, is it Jiu Wangfei now? You haven’t been here for a long time.”
Xiao Ting laughed dumbfoundedly. She was really familiar with this place since it seemed like the original owner often came here.
Xiao Ting only inherited the memory of the original owner, but many things had to be explained by Hong Shao.
The girl’s eyes swept back and forth over the two children, but seeing that Xiao Ting had no intention of introducing them, she led them inside.
Entering the elegant room, she recruited two girls to play the qin, and then two more came over to serve them some fruit and the like.
Xiao Ting laid there on her side. With the dim lighting and the soothing qin sound, she felt very comfortable and a little drowsy.
It was the first time for the two little imps to come to this place, and their eyes were full of surprise. They looked at this and that from time to time, turning a deaf ear to the music.
“Sister, what are we doing here?” Even after a while, the little boy didn’t lose interest.
Xiao Ting was in a daze and replied, “Sleep!” Otherwise, what would she do in this kind of place?
In the second half of the night, Xiao Ting fell asleep in a daze. Suddenly, she felt someone calling her name with insistence that she suddenly woke up from her dream.
The two little ones were docilely close to her, sleeping on both sides, peaceful and well-behaved.
The candlelight in the room had been put out. The girls had already gone out and the whole room just had the three of them.
Thinking of the call just now, she felt irritable for no reason, so she woke up the two little imps.
And hurried back to Jiu Wangfu.
It was the dead of the night, so Xiao Ting yelled for the matron and asked for a carriage for a ride back.
The stars in the night sky were shining brightly when suddenly, there was an explosion from the sky. Thunder boomed and it seemed to be a sign of heavy rain.
However, in the next moment, it became quiet again, but the stars on the horizon were no longer there, and the entire sky was covered by dense clouds. There was a sense of pressure that made people breathless.
Sitting in the carriage, Xiao Ting hugged the two sleepy children tightly in her arms and yelled at the coachman to drive faster.
At this moment, in JingHua Garden of Jiu Wangfu, Jiu Wangye was lying on the icy ground with messy clothes, a pale face, and closed eyes, as if he was suffering from great pain.
And around him, three souls were surrounding him with their mouths open and spitting out a cloud of mist. The mist gathered above the head of Jiu Wangye and finally poured into his body.
Jiu Wangye‘s pain seemed to come from this mist. After a while, the three souls gradually faded and became transparent, but their faces showed surprise.
They were finally free. The next moment, Jiu Wangye‘s body trembled violently. The faint mist gushed out from the soles of his feet, before quickly dissipating between heaven and earth so that they could do nothing but watch.
“Sister, what should we do?” One of the weak souls asked the other.
“I finally understood why it made us raise Jiu Wangye. So it’s like this.”
The other soul was surprised, and then a sneer appeared on her face.
“From the very beginning, it didn’t want us to be free. I’m afraid that in a quarter of an hour, we will be gone.”
“Sister, what are you talking about? Why can’t I understand?”
“You naturally wouldn’t understand. People often said that destiny cannot be violated. Even if I am a disciple of Profound Sect, I have never violated the reincarnation of the heavens, but I didn’t expect it to allow us to raise a dead body for twenty years…”
Chapter 49: Dead Body That Has Lived For Twenty Years
So, uh, Jiu Wangye had Chu Yun at 15? So now he’s 20, I think. Wow, too young for me.
Just FYI, Xiao Ting is either 15 or 16. The other day when I was translating about the white lotus, there was a part where it said the woman was 18 or 19, which was confusing since her kid was 8 years old unless she’s also a stepmother. Haha, I don’t know anymore. The ages are all messed up.
On another note, the ‘it’ here refers to that powerful existence they were talking about before.