Chapter 103 — Fight Together
Edited by: Larkspur
It was already mentioned in the past that Su Yanyi had learned her moves from an assassin . If she was just fighting people, she might be restrained . But if she was killing someone, she posed a huge threat towards them . Since Su Yanyi was lacking in stamina, she couldn’t attend to showing mercy . She changed her moves and started a series of fierce attacks . Moreover, each strike was fatal . Compared to her round with Su Yun, it was even harsher and weirder!
Pang Zhongwen noticed the change in Su Yanyi . A bitter smile surfaced on his face . It seems like he’d really aggravated this Elder Miss and left her no choice!
Pang Zhongwen had a valiant and strong defense, but compared to Su Yanyi lacked in speed . As Su Yanyi’s attacks got more bizarre and tricky, he really struggled to deal with her attacks . Quickly, he suffered two kicks by Su Yanyi . But she had paid a price for this too . One needed to know that many of her moves right now would hurt herself as she did the same to her opponent . Not only did assassins teach her these moves, but also Su Family’s most elite and secret team . They were considered secret warriors but also warriors who were fearless of death!
The distinctive trait amongst this group of people was that no matter what methods they used, even if they sacrificed themselves, they swore to complete their missions . Therefore, hurting themselves in order to defeat their enemies became their best weapon . When Su Yanyi had only just started to learn this from others, she just found it to be fun . But the more she learned from them, her fighting style unconsciously became akin to them . Whenever she was competitive, this style was activated, making it harder for her opponents to fight back!
When Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran went for morning training, although it was not a serious matter, their main priority were training their strength and familiarizing themselves with moves . They hadn’t revealed their special tricks and secret moves . Therefore, when Qin Jiran saw this scene, he was really caught by surprise . His entire heart seemed to be clutched!
Will this woman die from not being competitive? Didn’t she know that his heart would ache for her if she injured herself? Qin Jiran murmured in her heart, wanting to rush over and take the punches for Yanyi, or land a few punches of his own!
Pang Zhongwen felt restrained by his moves when Su Yanyi resorted to self-detrimental attacks . In reality, there was barely a difference between their strengths . But after a few strikes, he ended up being at a disadvantage . It was only a matter of time before one distinguished the winner .
“Your heart aches for her?” Su Zhixin stared at Qin Jiran’s cold face and said in an empathetic tone, as if he had experienced this too .
“Was she like this in the past too?” Qin Jiran asked in a cold voice .
“Often . ” Without a thought, Su Zhixin had immediately betrayed Su Yanyi . This Elder Miss had used the same moves in the past to beat them up terribly . He had kept this in his heart for a long time!
Qin Jiran said nothing . He had seen Su Zhixin’s face full of anger and knew why he had revealed this himself . But even if he knew, what could he do? Could he rush over and pull that fearless woman back? Or maybe teach her a lesson? Don’t mention whether or not he dared to in the first place . But even if he did, that woman may not even listen to him!
Thinking up to here, Qin Jiran felt he was quite a miserable person . He only dared to think about teaching her a lesson, but couldn’t see it through . . He should go home and prepare some ointments to help Su Yanyi relax her muscles . Sigh .
The battle was nearing its end and Su Yanyi’s final attack was with her head . Unsure if it was the modern iron head, she knocked her head hard against her opponent . The people around watching this could feel the pain!
“Elder Miss really doesn’t care for her life . ” Su Zhixin spoke with deep emotions, in the process, speaking for everybody .
Qin Jiran thought it was painful too . But his heart had ached for her! Right now, the person in most pain was clearly Pang Zhongwen . While his head was still dizzy, Su Yanyi had kicked him out of the arena, ending this battle .
“Yanyi, are you fine?” Qin Jiran anxiously asked, unable to hold it in anymore, he rushed over .
Su Yanyi was a bit dizzy, but gestured that she was fine . However, she didn’t dare move her head, waiting for the dizziness to pass . She hadn’t used that move for so long a time that she wasn’t used to it now .
Qin Jiran’s heart ached even more . He wanted to hold Yanyi but he didn’t quite dare . He gently held her hand, afraid of hurting her .
After a while, Su Yanyi gradually said, “Don’t worry, I’m fine . There’s another round and after I’m done with that, I’ll take you out to play . ”
Another round? If she continued, it wouldn’t be a massage anymore . He’d want to send Yanyi straight to the hospital! Qin Jiran was mad, but didn’t dare to voice his thoughts . He wore an upset face nevertheless, kept silent . He wondered if he should explode all of a sudden and just carry Su Yanyi back home .
Chu Xiaowen felt a headache rising too . He stared at Su Yanyi who was adjusting into her best state and considered how he would feel had he been the recipient of that attack .
By now, Pang Zhongwen had somewhat recovered . . He helplessly looked at Su Yanyi and made a rare joke . “Elder Miss, if you were any harsher, you would probably have to visit me in the hospital . ”
“I’ll take care of your medical expenses . Xiaowen, let’s go . It’s the last round so let’s not waste anymore time . ” Su Yanyi had rested a bit before she spoke to Chen Xiaowen .
He smiled bitterly and walked across of Su Yanyi, preparing himself .
Qin Jiran held his fists tightly and moved a few steps back, giving them some room . He really wanted to find someone to fight right now!
The last battle had begun . It was Su Yanyi against Chu Xiaowen . She had attacked first and the places she punched were all fatal spots . Chu Xiaowen was very valiant too . He countered all her moves and one could hear the breeze as they punched one another . Everyone felt their blood surge with passion . Of course, those who cared about them were scared witless!
When Su Yanyi’s punch landed on Chu Xiaowen’s stomach, his punch landed on her left shoulder . That spot happened to be the place of a minor injury in the past . Now that she’d suffered this punch, a minor injury immediately became a major one . Su Yanyi clenched her teeth but showed no signs of softening up . With that punch, she exerted all her strength and charged towards Chu Xiaowen!
He stumbled a few feet back, unable to endure the impact of the force . He took the opportunity to somersault and dodged the kick . In the next moment, however, Su Yanyi pounced and knocked him down . Before Chu Xiaowen could stand up, he rolled on the ground again . Su Yanyi rolled on her side and kicked Chu Xiaowen’s legs when she landed on the ground…
The two went back and forth at each other for many rounds and it was obvious Su Yanyi was losing stamina . However, her speed became more and more fierce and her moves were even crazier . She was really self-destructive . Not only did she badly batter Chu Xiaowen, but was also about to become a semi disabled person .
“Sigh, crazy girl . I thought she’d be different when she grows up . Who knew, she hadn’t done anything of the sorts for a few years and this is what happens when she does? Look at Qin Jiran’s face . Oh, he looks quite unwell . ” As Mother Su said this, she couldn’t help but reminisce about Yanyi as a kid . At that time, she was skinny and small, quite young as well . Her exquisite face was frosty . In the training camp, her training had commenced through punching and kicking . Time after time, she had defeated her companions . Her current self was the outcome of the training .
Since she was a child, Su Yanyi had always been rough in fights . especially when facing the hard-to-handle type . She would go on the offensive, and had on several occasions, returned home with severe injuries . No matter how much Mother Su wanted to shed tears of pain for her daughter, she had to restrain herself because of her own pride .
However, Mother Su wasn’t the one whose heart ached the most . Right now, Qin Jiran’s expression was extremely cold . Who knew if Yanyi would be scolded by him when they returned home? Oh, for some reason, Mother Su was really eager to see Su Yanyi being scolded by Jiran!
However, on her part, this was just wishful thinking . Given Qin Jiran’s attitude towards Su Yanyi, it would be quite difficult to see Jiran scolding her .
While Mother Su sighed with emotions, Su Yanyi and Chu Xiaowen’s battle was nearing its end . Although Su Yanyi was losing her stamina, she won the battle under a slight advantage . Likewise, it was a tragic victory!
After five rounds of battle, presently, Su Yanyi was really badly battered . Plus, she had exercised excessively and her body was now sore, unable to endure .
Although Qin Jiran didn’t know Su Yanyi’s exact situation, he still walked over to her in the first moments and gently held onto her . He asked in a low voice, “Are you ok? Do you need me to do something? Are you uncomfortable anywhere? Do you need to see a doctor?”
“No, I just need to rest for a while . ” Su Yanyi’s face was a bit pale and she really wanted to rest a bit . But she was prideful and arrogant . Despite being exhausted, she still stood up straight and proud .
Su Yun and the others walked over while Chu Xiaowen slowly stood up too . He wanted to say something but it tugged the injury by the corner of his lips . He hissed and said, “Elder Miss, you’re fierce like usual . ”
“Same with you, same with you . ” Su Yanyi didn’t think they were holding back while she fought them . Her body ached, she wanted to rough them up again!
It was Su Yun initiated the laughter . This was a great feeling . She hadn’t had a delightful combat in many years .
The rest of the people joined in the laughter . Although their bodies were in pain, they were satisfied . It felt like they’d returned to their training days .
At this time, everyone was in a battle . After they fought in pairs, the winner would go to the huge box to take an envelope out . Then, the loser would go find another loser to fight . To them, it didn’t matter how many times they’d lost . What was important was winning at least once, since they would be able to bag the red envelope . They may not lack anything but no one would want to be a loser forever .
Many people opened the red envelopes at the scene, some laughed while others cried .
“Although there were many 0s on this check, I don’t want money! Can I exchange this for something else?” A certain woman who received a check called out unhappily . In here, money was the most useless!
“Haha . I finally get to go on vacation for an entire half a month . Amazing . Goddess of Luck, I love you!” Not far from the woman, a man waved the envelope in his hand and happily chuckled .
“Heavens, how come I got another ticket to an amusement park? Am I that unlucky? I’ve been drawing the same one for two years in a row . I’m going to chop my hand off when I return!” Another man complained bitterly .
When Qin Jiran heard this, the corner of his eye twitched . He hadn’t expected this . He didn’t think the red envelopes contained such surprising gifts .
“Let’s go and sit there for a while . ” Su Yanyi pulled Qin Jiran and said to the others .
“Elder Miss, let’s not . We still want to fight a few rounds . We can’t just come back on New Year’s and not spar . We didn’t even get our red envelopes yet . ” Su Yun waved her hands and rejected . It’s not that she wasn’t willing to chat, but the man by Elder Miss’ side wore a stinky expression . No wonder the two were a couple . They had the appearance of a married couple!
Su Yanyi has the same thoughts, so she didn’t say much . She pulled Qin Jiran and left with him .
Qin Jiran was very concerned about Su Yanyi’s body . When it was just the two of them, his feeling of worry exploded . He asked, “Yanyi, does it hurt? You should apply some ointment . ”
“It hurts . ” In the absence of outsiders,, Su Yanyi didn’t conceal anymore . After fighting for five consecutive rounds, it was a strenuous effort . There was not a single spot on her that wasn’t injured . She had felt the pain a long time ago, but had been holding it in .
“You-” Qin Jiran sighed helplessly, hurting more for her . But his heart softened when Yanyi confessed she was in pain . He enjoyed seeing Yanyi being the center of attention and being arrogant, but he was also touched by her revealing her true self to him .
Qin Jiran knew that Yanyi took him to be one of her own . Therefore, she had exposed her most sincere self .
There were many bouts, many were injured as well . The base had naturally prepared doctors and medicines for them . Qin Jiran found some ointments and medicines, and then a lounge room where he applied the ointment .
He locked the door, Su Yanyi was already taking her clothes off . When Qin Jiran saw the bruises and marks on her smooth skin, his heart felt a pang . He knew that Su Yanyi had suffered numerous injuries . Otherwise, there was no way she would’ve told him it hurts .
“Endure for a bit . After I massage your bruises, it won’t hurt anymore . ”
Su Yanyi clenched her teeth and held in the pain . She enjoyed sparring and was quite happy when she won . But she was in a lot of pain after the spar . Although she held in her groans, a light layer of sweat covered her body .
Qin Jiran’s hands moved around Su Yanyi’s back . He massaged her with just the right amount of strength . Although it hurt, in reality, it was very comfortable . In the past, whilst filming, Qin Jiran had occasionally suffered injuries . He had ended up learning the art of massage by himself . But whenever he massaged himself, he didn’t feel much . If it hurt, he simply held it in and it would be over . Now that he was massaging the ointment on Su Yanyi, he was incredibly upse . He didn’t want to put too much force, but he knew that it wouldn’t be effective if he didn’t . He held in his emotions and persisted with his task . Seeing Yanyi in pain made his heart flustered .
“Have you done this in the past as well?” Qin Jiran wanted to find a topic in order to shift his attention away, otherwise he was scared he might not be able to continue .
Whenever he thought of Su Yanyi in pain, it made him feel even more pain .
“When I trained in the past, my stamina was better than right now and it wasn’t as tiring to spar with them . ” At that time, it was much more relaxing to spar the five of them, since she always made them wail and cry in pain .
“You like to fight?” Qin Jiran asked worriedly . This wasn’t a good habit!
When she heard his question, Su Yanyi couldn’t help but stare at Qin Jiran . She wanted to see this man’s expression but it tugged the injury on her shoulder . She knitted her eyebrows in discomfort .
“Don’t move . It’ll tug your injury . ” Qin Jiran pressed on a spot where Su Yanyi’s wasn’t injured and told her to stop moving .
Su Yanyi instinctively wanted to struggle but this man was exerting force . Moreover, with the state of her body right now, she couldn’t do much for the time being .
Su Yanyi thought that she would be discomforted by the feeling of being restrained, but she quickly got used to it . She knew that the man was just doing this for her so she sat there, well-behaved and still .
Qin Jiran brushed aside Su Yanyi’s messy hair to reveal her snow white back . He continued to massage . But as he did so, his gaze turned darker .
“My back is fine now . Shift to another place . ” Su Yanyi was very comfortable with his massaging and ordered him to massage her someplace else now .
Qin Jiran’s hands slid down her back and started to massage her arms and legs . There was a layer of purple bruises on her arms, especially the upper arms . Qin Jiran’s eyes turned red and some thoughts surfaced in his mind, but quickly vanished .
He didn’t even have time to feel bad right now . How would he have the time to think more?
“Yanyi, don’t you think it’s unfair how they ganged up against you?” Qin Jiran asked meaningfully .
“…I’m the one who decided to spar with them . ” Su Yanyi thought about it and replied . Since she was the one who asked them and agreed to the rules, there was no such thing as being fair or unfair .
Besides, from Yanyi’s perspective, she was stronger than them . Only when they all fought with her did she lose her stamina . This was her capability . She didn’t think there was anything unfair about this .
In addition, she had trained with her companions since they were kids . But in reality she was used to being by herself . She was also used to facing an opponent alone . Even when her brother wanted to work with her, she’d rejected the offer .
“Then, in the future, count me in? Let’s join forces and beat them up . ” Qin Jiran knew that he didn’t have the ability to convince Yanyi from sparring . But if he accompanied her in spars, Qin Jiran thought there could be a chance of her accepting his offer .
“I thought you would convince me to stop participating in spars . ” Just like in the beginning, her mother had tried to persuade her . Every time she returned home with a body of injuries, she had to face her mother’s ramblings . But she didn’t have the intention of repenting and mending her ways . After a while, her mother just gave up reprimanding her .
“If I try to convince you, will you listen to me?” Qin Jiran said, helplessly . Plus, he didn’t really want to convince her either . He was just worried and his heart ached for her . But he wouldn’t want Yanyi to change her hobbies and lifestyle because of his worry!
When Yanyi was in combat, she was very brilliant and eye-catching . That belonged to Yanyi’s charm . He felt bad for her but at the same time, he would never do anything to restrain Yanyi’s choices . Instead, he chose to stay with Yanyi and let her do whatever she wished to . That was his dream and hope, as well as his love for her!
“No . ” Su Yanyi responded positively . In reality, she didn’t like sparring that much . It was just a childhood habit that carried over as she grew up . But whenever she met her companions or old opponents, there was bound to be a spar . Therefore, it was impossible to stop sparring altogether!
But Su Yanyi had considered a lot of things . In the past, she would never change her thoughts for anyone . In reality, after this period of time, she had changed a lot of her decisions because of Qin Jiran . For example, she went to visit him in the village . In the past, she would’ve never done that or even cooked . In the past, how was she willing to cook?
Although these were small things, it was a part of their daily lives . Now that she thought of this, these accumulations resulted in a shocking change .
“Then let’s fight together in the future?” Even though he was rejected, Qin Jiran didn’t mind that much . He knew that she would’ve answered like this .
“With your skills so far, it’s not enough . ” Su Yanyi said this in distaste . Although Qin Jiran’s stamina and speed were ok, he was lacking in experience and diversity of moves . At most, he would end in a tie with Su Zhixin . If he wanted to fight with her, he needed to work harder!
“I will work hard and won’t let you lose face . ” Qin Jiran promised .
“Well, let’s see . ”
Qin Jiran laughed silently and focused on massaging . Su Yanyi was in pain but it also felt comfortable . Plus, she was a bit exhausted, so she gradually drifted into slumber .
Once he noticed that she’s asleep, his movements turned gentler . He then laid by Yanyi’s side, brushed the strands of her hair to the side and looked at Su Yanyi’s sleeping face in an incomparably gentle gaze . As he looked at her, he too fell asleep .
When Su Yanyi woke up, it was already afternoon and almost time for dinner .
“You’re awake?” Qin Jiran slept lightly so when Yanyi moved, he also woke up .
“Mhm, I’m a bit hungry . ” Su Yanyi moved her body, her soreness was getting worse, but it hurt less . She was too lazy to move but her stomach was protesting in hunger .
“Do you want to eat here? Or at home?” The moment she woke up, she wanted to eat . How come she acted more and more like a pig now? But how come she didn’t become chubby from eating all the food? He felt no sense of accomplishment at all .
Su Yanyi knitted her eyebrows and pondered . She wanted to eat right away but she also wanted to go home and eat . She was conflicted .
As Qin Jiran watched her, he wanted to laugh . And he did! His deep voice was pleasant to the ears, the vibration making Su Yanyi who was laying on top of him, go up and down as well .
She raised her eyebrows and said in a bit of a dangerous tone, “How come I think you’re teasing me?”
Qin Jiran’s laugh sounded even happier, he moved a bit, with Su Yanyi still in his embrace . He then kissed her .
In the end, the two decided to go home and eat . The Su Family’s elders had returned already, so they had to go back by themselves . But as they were walking, they saw Su Yun and the others on their way . Then, their way back included five more lightbulbs who forcibly joined .
“We have been waiting for you guys . Seeing that we haven’t met in such a long time, we thought that sparring wouldn’t be enough . No matter what, we should gather together and have a meal . Right, Brother-in-Law?” The chirpy Su Yun said .
Qin Jiran was driving so he didn’t say anything but laughed .
“You guys even came up with an excuse to join us for food?” Su Yanyi said coldly, clearly not welcoming the lightbulbs .
“I’m just doing this because I miss Elder Sister . It’s very difficult to even see you . What’s wrong with having a meal together? Elder Sister, you can’t be disliking us for disturbing you and Brother-in-Law’s time together, right?” Su Yun’s words always revolved around Qin Jiran, as though she wanted to interact with him some more . After all, she was quite curious .
“You’re going to cook?” It was said to be simple . But since they’re following her home, weren’t they expecting her man to cook for them?!
“What? I’m cooking? Well, I dare to cook but will you guys dare to eat? Plus, aren’t there chefs in Su Family? Why would it be my turn to cook?” Su Yun laughed awkwardly . She was a noob in the kitchen . How would she know how to cook?
“Humph!” Su Yanyi coldly humped and didn’t bother explaining anything . If anything happened, she would have the chefs cook for them while she ate what Qin Jiran cooked for her .
They quickly returned home and everyone went straight to the building . It wasn’t their first time at the Su Residence but their first time at the couple’s . Su Yun was very curious and she looked around, not knowing what she wanted to see .
There was a servant in the building, who, after seeing the arrivals, immediately went to the kitchen to brew tea for the guests . Quickly, the servant came back with a plate of fruits and snacks .
“You guys can sit down for a bit while I cook . ” Seeing that everyone had settled down, he greeted them and planned to go to the kitchen .
Six people and twelve eyes all looked at Qin Jiran immediately . Su Yanyi instinctively looked over and nodded, motioning that she knew . The other five looked at him strangely and peculiarly .
There was shock and surprise . They were all suspicious, thinking that they’d heard wrong . They had different expressions on their faces but in reality, they all had similar thoughts that they were trying to express .
“What did Brother-in-Law say? He’s going to cook? Did I hear wrong?” Su Yun asked, shocked .
“If you heard wrong, so did I . ” Su Jiaojiao said reasonably but looked at Qin Jiran in surprise as well .
Qin Jiran laughed and didn’t mind everyone’s shocking gazes . He went straight to the kitchen, not wanting to starve Yanyi .
After Qin Jiran left, the atmosphere became bustling and more enthusiastic . Su Zhixin looked at the kitchen, unsure whether Qin Jiran would hear or not . Then he said teasingly, “Elder Miss, he is worthy of being chosen by you from the tens of thousands and millions of people . He is a good man at home and even knows how to cook . Could this be one of the requirements of being your husband?”
“Elder Miss’ taste is pretty good . ” Chu Xiaowen said positively .
“Mhm . ” Pang Zhongwen agreed . Qin Jiran gave him a pretty good vibe .
Su Yanyi looked calmly as everyone was talking about her, remaining silent . But a proud glint flashed by her eyes . Of course, the man she chose was good!
While everyone was chatting happily, little Su Nuo arrived too . He walked over with his short legs and the little white tiger followed him, carrying a sparkling little golden turtle on his back . When they entered the room, they attracted everyone’s attention immediately .
“What a cute kid! This must be Young Master . He’s so cute . Quickly come over here . ”
Those who went to the base were all elders and little Su Nuo hadn’t gone . Su Yun and the others hadn’t seen him before either . Now that they had seen him, they were about to drool at the adorable sight .
“Hi Uncles and Aunties . I am Su Nuo . You can call me Nuo Nuo . Are you all Aunty’s friends?” Little Su Nuo greeted everyone politely and then blinked his huge eyes, asking curiously . His thoughts right now were: Aunty actually has friends?! That’s so strange .
Thankfully, Su Yanyi didn’t know what little Su Nuo was thinking otherwise, she would’ve been angry! She’s human too . How come she couldn’t have friends?!
“Little Su Nuo is so well-behaved . I am your Aunt Su Yun . Come over to Aunty and let her hug you, ok?” Su Yun loved kids but in reality, she was also a kid too . She loved to play and fool around .
Su Zhixin observed little Su Nuo seriously as though he wanted to come up with some conclusions . Towards Su Family’s fourth generation and possibly the future successor, they naturally had to pay attention to their thoughts and words .
Little Su Nuo had gained everyone’s satisfaction . He was a smart and polite child, making it hard for people to not like him .
Because Qin Jiran was scared that Yanyi might starve, he cooked quickly . The servant was also by his side, helping him out . Although he needed to cook many dishes for everyone, he picked dishes that were easy to cook and save time . In just under half an hour, he finished cooking eight dishes and two soups .
Once the table was set, everyone widened their eyes to look at the display before them . Their faces were spectacular, filled with shock and amazement .
“Of the ten dishes, how many did Brother-in-Law cook? At least half?” Su Yun asked curiously . These dishes smelled great and she was famished .
“Jiran has cooked them all . I was just helping him out . ” Aunt Wang served everyone a bowl of rice and paused when she heard Su Yun, causing everyone to gasp in disbelief .
Su Yanyi didn’t bother talking nonsense with these people . She grabbed her bowl of rice and started to eat . She was quite famished since she hadn’t even eaten lunch!
After everyone saw Su Yanyi eating, they all eagerly grabbed their bowls and started to eat . In the beginning, they chewed fully and took small bites to taste the dishes . But after they had tasted the dishes, they were quick to go for more .
Su Yanyi’s eyes sparkled and quickened her pace . She told Qin Jiran to hurry up and eat in a low voice . With these people here, if they were too slow, they may not get to eat to their heart’s content!
Qin Jiran could feel the cheerful atmosphere as they ate . He silently laughed and grabbed some food, placing it in Yanyi’s bowl . The people around the table saw how gentle and considerate he was . They approved of him even more, especially the two women . They thought Qin Jiran was a good man, more and more .
A handsome, gentle, considerate, man who knew how to cook was a great match for Elder Miss!