Qi Rui (Part 2)
Qi Rui was staring at the white silhouette in front of him, who was lying down low, he thought that he was mistaken, when he came back, he heard that Qing-er was already here so he hurriedly went to Liu (flowing) Fang (fragrant) Yuan (courtyard). But he did not see anybody’s there, afterwards, he found out that maternal grandfather made her stay at Die Cui Xiao Su. Not many people wanted to enter his mother’s previous Die Cui Xiao Su. Qing-er did not like this cold and lonely place either, how would she agree to stay here?
When he entered the door, that white lucid and elegant, beautiful image of a woman, made him think that he saw his mother from many years ago. That faintly and light smile, a woman with a white garment, was it really his little sister whom he was always spoiled from a child until she was big?
When he was attentively watching her, Murong Shu
Qing was also watching him, a light blue scholar chang pao (that traditional man’s robe) garment, double-edged sword eyebrows with star eyes, he was scholarly and elegant but he did not lose any unyielding manner. There was a vigorous heroism in between his forehead, he was really a giant among men. This person who came to look for her, must be Qi Rui, Murong Shu Qing called out with some difficulties: “Eldest brother.” Qi Rui was 24 years old after all, she was not used to call this young boy, eldest brother, she really was not used to it.
Hearing the eldest brother’s calling, Qi Rui returned his mind, and helped Murong Shu Qing out of the chaste tree shrubs, and said with a somewhat angry voice: “Why did you come on your own, and did not wait for me to get you.”
Murong Shu Qing tidied up the thin silk that was on her neck for a little bit, faintly smiled and answered: “It was
was not that far either.”
Looking one glance at Murong Shu Qing who was beside him again, Qi Rui sighed and said: “Qing-er, you changed a lot.” Three years ago, she would not say anything like this, could it be that he missed his little sister’s growing up for three years?
Murong Shu Qing forced a smile and said: “Yes ah, I grew up a lot.” Really really a lot.
Qi Rui slightly tightened up his fists, and lowly asked: “Is it because of Xuanyuan Yi?” He always knew that his little sister had a deep feeling towards Xuanyuan Yi, because of him, she even fell into the water to try to lose her life. If because of him that made his little sister was suffering, upset, and turning into this person, he would absolutely not letting him off.
Xuanyuan Yi? If he did not mention him, she almost forgot that overbearing and unruly figure. Lightly pushing down Qi Rui’s holding fists, Murong Shu Qing faintly said: “I had
“I had already rescinded the engagement agreement with him.”
Rescinded the engagement agreement? “Did he force you?”
Forced me? Murong Shu Qing’s laugh almost came out, with this engagement agreement before she was born, who was forced by whom? Lightly shaking her head, she said: “This engagement agreement, were we not the ones who forced him?!”
The sunset was in the west, so it lengthened the two people’s silhouettes, it was also outlined their original fuzzy silhouettes. Murong Shu Qing’s simple and elegant voice, seemed to be somewhat misty during this autumn wind, her always gentle and light smile, made her look even gentler. But it made Qi Rui’s brows to wrinkle even tighter: “Qing-er, you really changed.”
Even though the previous Qing-er acted willfully and was headstrong, so much so that she was rude and unreasonable, but her happiness or anger would be shown on her face. But the present Shu Qing, always showed her calm and relaxed smiling expression on her face, but he could not see what not see what she was thinking in her heart anymore. He felt that she was further and further away from him.
Did she change? She did not change, it was only that she was not the former Murong Shu Qing, but this could not be explained, she also did not know how to explain it. Then, just let him think that she had changed. There was something that if one did not know it, then it was easier to make people to accept it.
The two people were facing each other for a good while, but they actually remained silent, secretly sighing, he pulled Murong Shu Qing’s hand, Qi Rui said: “Maternal grandfather is still waiting for us to have a meal, let’s go.”
“Alright.” Knowing that her own self had changed, it would make Qi Rui unable to accept it for a period of time, lightly nodded, she let him pulling her hand to unhurriedly wonder at the winding path. She also missed her own two older brothers.