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By Qian Lu
Shuang Tian Bie Yuan Courtyard (Part 1)
Qi Rui’s Shang Tian Bie Yuan was located at the north suburbs from the Capital, originally, Murong Shu Qing was planning to stay at Ying Ke Lou after she left the Qi’s family. Later on, when she heard that Shuang Tian Bie Yuan was rather a famous place within the Capital, rumor stated that that place was a secluded courtyard, especially, the fig trees were planted everywhere, so it was even more elegant. Murong Shu Qing always liked beautiful scenery, so she could not let go of this kind of scenery. So after her group was traveling north for half a day, they just arrived at this prestigious Shuang Tian Bie Yuan.
Just getting of the carriage, Qi Rui had already welcomed them, but unfortunately, he did not look like he was welcoming Murong Shu Qing, but it was rather the person who was behind Murong Shu Qing, Jing Shui who finally could be convinced to come with them.
“Jing Shui, you really came!” Qi Rui excitingly held Jing Shui’s hand, even though she was still wearing a veil, but she finally came to visit this courtyard that he built for her. When he heard that Qing-er wanted to come and stay at Shang Tian Bie Yuan, he secretly prayed that Jing Shui would also come. He did not have any strategy left for her, and did not want to make things difficult for her, but was unable to let her go either.
“Young Master, please conduct yourselves with dignity.” Jing Shui wanted to pull her hand out, but to no avail as Qi Rui was unwilling to let it go, so the two people were tussling with each other at the gate of the courtyard.
Qi Rui was afraid that he would hurt Jing Shui, so he did not dare to use too much force, but he still was not willing to let go. Looking across the veil, at that pair of bright, glossy and dark eyes, Qi Rui whispered at the side of her ear with a muffled and hoarse voice: “I conduct myself with too much dignity.” He should have captured her earlier, so he did not need to wait for ten years, and was still unable to be with her.
“You….!” The depressing and suffering sentence that Qi Rui said in her ear, made Jing Shui to stop struggling, she slightly lowered her head. She was happy in her heart, and also filled with suffering, they did not match ah! Why brother to continue with this kind of entanglement?!
The two people were resisting like this for a good while, finally Jing Shui could not bear it anymore and struggled again, what was this person doing, did he not know that people were watching them!!
Murong Shu Qing admired the surroundings scenery once, except the sound from the wind that was blowing the rustling tree, she could also hear the intermittent sound of the dripping water occasionally. The air was filled with the slightly damp forest trees, during this early winter time, it was very hard to come by. The courtyard gate did not have any unique arrangement, it was built completely from a real tree. There was no brick and roof tiles, it was simple and plain, but it was the style that she liked. It really made people to want to go in to check it out.
But Murong Shu Qing was not in a hurry either, so she quietly walked to the front of the courtyard that was beside the tree. Looking at the couple of the sweetheart who acted without regard for others, the young servant girl who was at the courtyard, was smiling but she did not say anything. She did not want to disturb either, so she could only continue to admire it.
Finally, when he was afraid that Jing Shui would start crying, Qi Rui softly sighed, and let go of her hand. Once she received her freedom, Jing Shui promptly hid behind Lu Yi who was lowly laughing incessantly, and did not dare to look at Qi Rui.
Qi Rui was sighing grievingly in his heart, it seemed that what Qing-er said was true, his emotional journey would still be long. Turning his body around, he just caught Murong Shu Qing who was casually smiling beside the tree, Qi Rui quietly cleared his throat, while he said: “Qing-er, come in ah, what are you doing still standing outside!”
But Murong Shu Qing did not plan to let him go easily like this, so she was still leaning by the side of the tree, and with no urgent nor slow tone, she mockingly said: “No worry, the two of you can still chat slowly, I am also admiring the good scenery.”
Stoping his footsteps, Qi Rui did not know whether to laugh or cry, and smilingly said: “This girl, you dare to mock your eldest brother.”
“I don’t dare ah, if eldest brother ignores me and Jing Shui, I think we can still leave now.” Saying this, Murong Shu Qing came to Jing Shui’s side, and pretended to pull Jing Shui to go to the carriage.
Qi Rui suddenly came with big strides, and blocked in front of the two of them, he helplessly and laughingly sighed and said: “You ah….! Everything is eldest brother’s fault, Qing-er, please forgive me.” Finished speaking, he still forced a smile and bowed by clasping his hands, this darling younger sister of his, no matter if it was in the past or now, it was still the same that she would not let him have an easy time!
Qi Rui helplessly bowed and apologized in every possible way, all of the people who were looking at the scene, could not help but to laugh, even Jing Shui who was always embarrassed and did not dare to raise her head, the corner of her mouth was also raised up.
After a burst of their noisy laughs, Murong Shu Qing did not continue to make things difficult for him, a group of people were finally walking towards the center of the courtyard while they were chatting and laughing.
The plants that they passed at the courtyard, were nicely trimmed, they looked orderly and neat, their shapes were also quite pleasing to the eyes. But Murong Shu Qing was somewhat disappointed because she liked a natural beauty even more. This kind of artificial and exquisite work was somewhat less elegant. A group of people finally arrived at the middle part of the courtyard, a towering trail attracted Murong Shu Qing’s entire gaze.
That trail could accommodate two carriages, both sides of the paths were planted with the tall and big fig trees. During winter time, the branches and leaves were not lush, but one could actually admire the winter scenery.
Murong Shu Qing puzzlingly asked: “What is upfront?” The dead leaves that were on the ground were not swept cleanly by anyone, the roadside only had the new buds of creeper wild flowers, there was no beautiful flowers landscape, and the area was extremely different than the other part of the courtyard that looked delicate. This pathway seemed to be the other faction that manifested its own desolation, it was unconstrained and natural.
Qi Rui was thinking and he hesitatingly answered: “That is Bai Su (white) Feng (wind) Lin (forest).”
Bai Su Feng Lin! It was a good name, she originally wanted to go in and check it out, and wanted even more to go in to this unique forest courtyard now.
Murong Shu Qing was just about to walk several steps, but Qi Rui pulled her back, so she turned around puzzlingly, and saw Qi Rui’s solemn and deep eyes.
Qi Rui’s expression was solemn, and he held Murong Shu Qing’s hand with slight strength, and said this sentence: “Qing-er, there is a noble guest who stays inside, you can not go in and bother the noble guest.”
Qi Rui’s sudden and solemn warning made Murong Shu Qing feel even more interesting with this courtyard, but she did not insist on going to this place now, so she answered with a light smile: “Alright.” Finished speaking, she continued going forward to the exquisite bird carved small courtyard.
Murong Shu Qing easily agreed to him, actually made Qi Rui feel somewhat doubtful, if it was in the past, she would be crying, yelling, and rushing to go in. He would not be worry too much, but now with her calm smile and decision to step back, she actually made him feel more anxious and worry.
Murong Shu Qing leisurely walking forward, Qi Rui looked towards that pathway from time to time, his face was looking pensive.
Once they walked pass the flowery pathways, a two floors wooden cabin showed up in front of their eyes, it was not very gorgeous, and was actually plain and simple. There was a rising four letters seal, Jing Shui (clean water) Ya (elegant) Xu (cotton) on a not very big lintel door.
Murong Shu Qing smilingly sighed and said: “The words are not that bad!” As it turned out, this Shuang Tian Bie Yuan was built for Jing Shui, Qi Rui was really considerate. So if Jing Shui could open her mind and accept Qi Rui, they will be a happily married couple.
Not very loud nor whisper mumbling sound, but it let everybody hear it, Lu Yi was smiling even more and lightly pinching Jing Shui who was by her side, and it made Jing Shui was even more embarrassed and ashamed.
“Qing-er, you guys just stay here, my Yi Shui (river) Ju (residence) is right on the side. I still have things to do, I will come back to accompany you guys to eat tonight.” Maybe Qi Rui felt embarrassed, he hurriedly withdrew after he said his sentence, and left Jing Shui Ya Xu.
Looking at that tall figure who was ‘leaving desolately and running away’, it made Murong Shu Qing shake her head and lightly smile. He just knew to feel embarrassed now, but he was declaring his ‘sovereignty’ when they were at the gate a moment ago!
Qi Rui just left, so Murong Shu Qing turned around to go to that small garden, Lu Yi who was beside her, promptly asked: “Miss, where are you going? I will accompany you.” Miss went out alone last time, and managed to find a problem, it still made her feel fear endlessly.
Knowing that Lu Yi was still frightened by the situation from last time, Murong Shu Qing lightly shook her head, and smilingly said: “You and Jing Shui stay to tidy up, I am only casually walking.” It was not that she would have bad luck every time, and there was Yan Yu by her side this time, so she should not have any problem. Thinking of that pair of frosted snow and cold eyes, Murong Shu Qing’s heart would still be in fear.
Moreover, looking at Qi Rui’s cautious manner, she did not know who was staying at that Bai Su Feng Lin forest, so she did not want to take any risk taking Lu Yi.
Knowing that Miss should have a reason for not taking her, Lu Yi put on the brocade coat that was on her hand, on Murong Shu Qing’s shoulder, she warned in a whisper: “Alright, wear this extra clothing.”
Smiling and nodding her head, she gave Lu Yi her peaceful smile, Murong Shu Qing went out of Jing Shui Ya Xu. Going along the pathway, she walked towards that magical fig trees forest.
Walking on the quiet and secluded road, the wind-borne fig tree leaves were floating down, they produced some rustling sounds under one’s feet. Murong Shu Qing gathered her hair together that was blowing chaotically by the wind. The whole journey felt so bleak, with a boundless atmosphere, it always made her immerse within it. Not knowing how long she had been walking, the trees that were in front of her eyes, changed gradually, they were still standing upright loftily, but with different styles.
In front of her eyes was a plum forest, even during this early winter, and the plum flowers had not yet blooming, but they were standing upright loftily, and their proud, strong and vigorous styles had already been fully exposed.
At a distant place, among the plum forest, a trace of downwind fiery figure was standing, it made Murong Shu Qing to halt her steps from entering the plum forest.
Aahhh… Qi Rui is so nice to Jing Shui. 😍😍😍 It’s funny that this novel doesn’t have a lot romance for MSQ but she seems to do a good job to be a matchmaker for Huo Zhi Qing & Yan Hao Yu and Qi Rui & Jing Shui. 😂😂😂
I think you’ll finally see that MSQ’s relationship with Qi Rui (or the Qi’s family in general) started to get better now. It reminded me how she would be teasing her older brother during her modern life too. Honestly, three years is a long time for not seeing her brother or anybody. Granted this happened because Bai Yi Fan’s soul went to MSQ’s body so it was definitely a more difficult and complicated situation. But I remembered when I didn’t see my older brother for four years (coz he was studying in US), even though we were always closed when we were back home, it took a while for us to actually get to know each other again when we saw each other again in US. Whether we realized it or not, we did change within those four years that he had never come home. It’s part of growing up…
Oh, who’s this other noble guest??? Like we need more names in our character list, right? 😉