"Not bad, not bad. You recognize me at such a young age. Little girl's got a bright future in front of you." Guo Que De was very pleased. He has been living a reclusive life within the Mojiao sect for many years, he did not expect someone junior of him would recognize him.
Feng was flattered by his comment, she shyly stuck her tongue out, "My dad had brought you up occasionally. Thirty or so years ago, you traveled jianghu with just one pot, your were infamous for your nefariousness. Your ability to cause trouble in jianghu exceeded that of brother Chu!"
"Oh, you even knew that!" Guo Que De was ecstatic. Back in the days he had so much prestige! Little girl has such bright future, bright future indeed. "Who's your dad?" he asked.
"What? How did that old bastard Feng Yan ended up with such an adorable daughter?!" After the shocking revelation, Guo Que De ignored everyone else, walked over to the side and pounded his chest, tormenting over the fact that the divine spirits didn't leave Feng Yan with no descendant.
Seeing this, Murong Yun Shu was speechless. Guo Que De, indeed, lived up to his name. He certainly lived up to the expectation of the person who gave him his name. Perhaps, that was the expectation from the very beginning. similar to parents who named their son "Epic", certainly they would have rubbed his head passionately and said to him, "Son, be sure to grow up to be a man with epic achievements." Or in Guo Que De's case, his folks probably rubbed his head and said, "Guo Que De, be sure to grow up and commit all sorts of immoral crimes."
Feng Ling, on the other hand, tugged on Nie Qing's sleeve and said, "See? Someone said I am cute."
Nie Qing rolled his eyes at her, what a fool!
Feng Ling pouted, the squatted down in search for antidote.
"Guo qian bei didn't happen upon us, did you?" said Murong Yun Shu calmly, dragging Guo Que De back from the middle of his profane rampage.
"The boss sent me!" Guo Que De became normal again as soon as the sect leader who was even more immoral than him was mentioned, "Oh yeah, madam, please stop referring to me as qian bei, the boss won't like that. Please call me Chef Guo, it's how the boss calls me too."
"Sure, Chef Guo," said Murong Yun Shu smoothly. She was glad he didn't ask her to call him "Chef Immoral", plenty of times in her life she has insulted people implicitly, but rarely explicitly. She would have a hard time addressing him as "Chef Immoral".
"Have you been follow us this whole time?" asked Murong Yun Shu.
"Ever since you entered Beijing."
"So you were the second man in black?"
"I sure was. Originally, I was going to mess around with you by pretending to be an assassin to see how brave you are. I didn't expect to run into a real assassin." Embarrassed, Guo Que De poked the back of his head with the backside of his pot, chuckling like a child.
"What happened to the assassin?"
"I took care of him."
"Where's my maid?"
Guo Que De chuckled and pointed to the room next door, "Soundly asleep in the room next to us."
"Haha, you are welcome, you are welcome. Protecting madam for our boss was an honor for us."
Murong Yun Shu lifted her eye brows in response to his words, "Us?"
"Oh yes, since the day you began your journey, anyone who happened to be in the path of or usually hang around Beijing all received 'black wind command' from the boss. We must protect madam at all cost." Guo Que De flexed his neck and whispered, "Madam, please don't tell boss about the assassin, if he ever found out I accidentally let the assassin placed his sword on your neck, I am sure he'll chop my head off and serve it with alcohol."
No wonder their journey was so smooth, Murong Yun Shu felt a pang of appreciation in her heart, the corners of her mouth lifted slightly. It took her a few seconds to return to normal and said, "Don't worry, I won't let him chop your head off and serve it with alcohol."
Guo Que De felt very grateful. Chu's ancestors must have collected a lot of goodwill, that's why he was able to have such a kind wife.
"It's too bloody to be eaten, it's better to dig a whole and bury it."
"....." just when he was wondering there was no way Chu's ancestros would have collected such good will!!
"No worries, my brother is amazing in medicine, you won't get sick." Feng Ling chimed in cooperatively.
Guo Que De gave her a stare, "So not cute!"
Feng Ling was eager to defend herself, "but I was only telling the truth..."
Nie Qing gave her another stare, that's exactly why I called you a fool!
The bawd awaken right at this moment. She opened her eyes and saw everybody, suddenly realized what had happened and tried to get up. Another strike to her head with the pot put her out again.