Shao Bailong said to Qin Wushuang: "Sir, if you don't mind, you can stay here for a few days. I will cover all expenses, how about it?"
Qin Wushuang had his mind set on that Young Master Zhao as he replied: "I will let you know if decide to stay, how about it? Xiao Guan, you can go with Head Shao to settle in at the Iron Fan Gate."
Xiao Guan said respectfully: "Ok, I will wait everyday for you to come back."
Qin Wushuang watched Shao Bailong leave with Xiao Guan and was as about to go upstairs when suddenly a little maid appeared before him. She was dressed in a body of light green clothing and said with a trace of smile hanging on the corner of her mouth: "Mister, excuse me."
Stunned, Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "What can I do for you, young lady?"
Indeed, this maid was Little Bamboo. She looked at Qin Wushuang with her head tilted and shook the two little pigtails. She remained smiling and appeared friendly: "I have something to give you, my lady set up a banquet on the second floor and sent me to invite you to come and spend some time to chat with her."
Qin Wushuang did not dare to neglect when he noticed this little maid's speaking mannerism. He said: "A moment ago the owner of this place had prepared a feast, but since your lady has sent an invitation, it would be impolite for me to decline it. Please lead the way."
Little Bamboo laughed and inwardly, she thought that this young Master was not pretentious. She waved her hand and said: "Please follow me."
They arrived at the second floor and a door of a VIP room next to the window was half-closed. Little Bamboo walked to the door and said to Qin Wushuang with a smile: "Please come in."
Qin Wushuang opened the door and saw a young girl dressed in yellow clothing who was leaning against the window as if she was thinking about something. She appeared deep in thought and with her graceful figure, she seemed to possess an ethereal quality. If they weren't in this busy area, Qin Wushuang would have thought that this girl had come from the sky.
That Little Bamboo smiled when she saw Qin Wushuang appeared stunned: "Mistress, the guest you asked me to invite is here, why are you zoning off?"
That Mistress regained her senses. She had been thinking about something when she saw Shao Bailong and Xiao Guan leaving the restaurant from her window. She smiled: "Mister, please excuse me for inviting you over boldly."
Since Qin Wushuang did not know the reason behind the invitation, he did not hold back and said: "No need to mention it, I didn't expect that in this busy imperial capital, someone as graceful and charming as you existed. Before I heard a trace of a zither melody that seemed to have come from upstairs. It sounded extremely free. Now that I've seen you, I feel that you seems to match with . I must ask, were you the one that was playing the zither?"
That Mistress Mu Rong only smiled and did not answer. On the other hand, Little Bamboo chuckled: "Mistress, this young man is extraordinary. He is able to connect the sound and the person just by listening to it."
"Please take a seat." Mistress Mu Rong waved his hand and invited Qin Wushuang to sit.
Qin Wushuang did not hesitate and sat down in the guest seat. The feast was not extravagant as Shao Bailong's. There were only four delicate meals with four side desserts.
Little Bamboo poured drink for Qin Wushuang smartly: "Sir, this Nine Raven Empire does not have many good drinks. Please don't think that my Mistress is being cheap with this small feast."
Qin Wushuang said: "It's already my honor to receive your invitation. How could I dare to be picky."
He raised his cup: "I am honored, I would like to express my appreciation with this drink."
That Mistress Mu Rong did not act arrogant as she also raised her cup and took a drink. The movements of this Mu Rong did not hint at any of the shyness of those ordinary girls.
Her movements appeared bold and gracious. Apparently, no ordinary girl of a wealthy family could be on par.
"Sir, I saw you acting heroically to save that drunken man from my window. I have never seen such breadth of mind. Thus, I invited you for a few drinks. Please excuse me if it seemed sudden."
When that Mistress Mu Rong explained her intention, she did not appear pretentious or embarrassed since she was the one who had invited Qin Wushuang.
Qin Wushuang finally understood: "I see. Earlier, I felt that someone was observing me from inside the building, it must have been you."
"Yes, that was me."
Little Bamboo came to refill the drinks for these two. She chuckled: "Sir, Mistress, you are all holding back. Let me say, stop with all of this, and everyone speak freely, wouldn't that be good? I even feel embarrassed watching you guys."
Mistress Mu Rong was already used to Little Bamboo's manners as she sighed helplessly: "Mister, I spoil her too much, thus she spoke carelessly. She is not a bad girl."
Qin Wushuang said: "Lady Bamboo is straightforward and I love to interact with such people."
Little Bamboo laughed: "Mistress, did you hear him. You always say I am not careful and say whatever I want. He is saying that I am good."
Mistress Mu Rong sighed lightly and asked: "I noticed that you are in a hurry and you seem to be worried. Are you in a rush to do something urgent."
Hearing her question, Qin Wushuang's heart felt painful when he remembered how his teacher was still waiting for him back at the Stargaze Palace. He gave a long sigh: "Someone close to me was injured and is on the brink of death, I am deeply anxious. I didn't know you had the skill to tell."
Mistress Mu Rong said somewhat apologetically: "Mister, I didn't mean to make you dwell on sad thoughts. However, you seemed to be righteous and your loved one will have good luck."
"Hopefully. I can only use everything I have and continue forward regardless of mountains of knives and seas of fire. Allow me to ask, where are you from? Are you a citizen of the Nine Raven Empire?"
Stunned for a moment, that Mistress Mu Rong sighed lightly: "Mister, I should be telling you the truth since I am the one who invited you. However, it's a long story. My surname is Mu Rong. In the future if we meet again, you will know where I am from. Today, I am sorry for not being able to tell you."
Qin Wushuang understood that she had said it this way out of concern. He did not keep asking as he only said: "Both of us wandered and met here, it wouldn't matter even if we this is just a chance encounter. I am sorry about it. Please excuse me, my surname is Qin."
Stunned, Mistress Mu Rong seemed to have remembered something. Then, she thought it might be impossible as she asked: "Are you from the human countries?"
Mistress Mu Rong nodded and stopped asking.
Apparently, Little Bamboo had saw that the atmosphere had become somewhat awkward. Instantly, she set about to adjust the atmosphere as she said: "Mister, it's not because my lady is not willing to tell you where she's from, it's because once she reveals it to you, you would involved in matter that concerns a lot of people. Please understand."
Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "Little Bamboo, I understand very well. Your lady's situation is the same as mine."
"You also have some difficulty that you cannot voice?" Mistress Mu Rong asked with a smile.
Of course, Qin Wushuang had his own hidden troubles that was hard to mention. His identity and his background were highly confidential information. No one could know.
Although he also felt this lady was someone outside the secular world and had no ill-intentions, he should still be on guard for their first meeting.
Qin Wushuang nodded: "Currently, the worry and anxiety within my heart is not something you can imagine. Whenever I think about the pain my relative is suffering, I feel a choking in my chest and cannot get it out."
Little Bamboo laughed: "That's easy. Mister, my lady's music is best at making one feel relaxed and be free of worry. You must ask my lady to play once more. I am sure you will feel much better."
Qin Wushuang also looked forward to Mistress Mu Rong's music. The piece from earlier sounded like it had come from heaven as its short and faintly discernible texture made him long for more.
"If I can hear you play live, I will not have any regrets."
Mistress Mu Rong said with a smile: "You flatter me. If that's the case, I will play for you a piece of "Beyond." that could get rid of many of your worries in the secular world."
Little Bamboo immediately went to bring the zither when she heard the words.
After a few moments tuning the zither, Mistress Mu Rong started to play. Her long and graceful fingers jumped on the strings. The music that emerged seemed to have come from the heavens.
Like the silent night and the vast starry sky, the sound of this music had a beauty of quietness.
Qin Wushuang was immersed within this music and he felt extremely calm. All the troubles and pain that he experienced through two lifetimes seemed to immediately vanish. Only the sound of the quiet and peaceful music lingered inside his head.
At this moment, the door of the room was opened and a wave of violent wind rushed over.
A figure flashed into the room as he shouted: "Which girl is playing music, why didn't she invite me to listen?"
This person stuttered with his words, and wasn't this Young Master Zhao?
Initially, this guy had been drinking in the room next door. He was getting bored waiting for Zhu Dazhong and had no other friends in this place. While feeling depressed, he heard the beautiful music coming from this room. Thus, he barged in boldly.
Apparently, this Young Master Zhao had remembered Qin Wushuang's face. However, he did not pay attention after a few glances. Instead, he stared at that Mistress Mu Rong with an extremely arrogant expression.
Qin Wushuang frowned slightly as this guy was ruining the moment. He had interrupted the heavenly music and was stopping him from enjoying the beautiful music. He wanted to make a move. However, considering his guest's identity, he held back as he wanted to see how the host would react.
Mistress Mu Rong's face turned slightly cold as she asked: "Who are you, being so impolite?"
That Young Master had gained much more courage when he saw only one young man and two girls were here. He said with a lascivious expression: "Once stranger, twice we will be friends. You will know who I am after we drink together."
Little Bamboo said angrily: "You pervert, get out!"
Mistress Mu Rong said with a calm expression: "Little Bamboo, step back. You want to drink with me, but I have to see if you are qualified."
Young Master Zhao laughed: "I need to be qualified to drink? What qualification? This kid is sitting here and seems to be here for the first time too, is he qualified?"
Qin Wushuang did not provoke him and this Young Master Zhao was making trouble by pointing him out.
Mistress Mu Rong said: "This man is my guest and I invited him. You came here without invitation. Being so impolite, I wonder which country and which sect you belong to?"
That Young Master Zhao laughed: "So this qualification is asking for my background. There is no need for me to tell you. If I did, I might scare you guys."