Chapter 369 – Jade Lake’s Fairy (1)
She was unlike other aristocratic family’s women that would immediately show her haughtiness on the surface. The Jade Lake’s Fairy cast an indifferent gaze at Su Luo, a pure, shallow, smiling expression appeared on her face: “Miss Su is also here.”
Su Luo smiled: “Yes, what a coincidence.”
The two people finished greeting each other in a manner that was neither warm nor cold, and didn’t speak again.
At this moment, from behind the Jade Lake’s Fairy body, walked out a man.
One could see him stand with his head held high and upright. His body was tall, straight and slender, appearing impressive with a loftiness that was out of the ordinary. Especially that pair of eyes, extremely sharp like a hawk, glittering like frost and snow. They had a grandeur that intimidated others and overwhelmed people.
He swept his eyes over the surroundings once with a sharp, hawk-like gaze that completely ignored Su Luo.
Apparently, in his eyes, Su Luo was merely an unnecessary existence, as insignificant as an ant that he could single-handedly crush to death.
“Oh, Li Aofeng (1), what wind managed to blow such a great holy Buddha like you here?” Beichen Ying folded his arms over his chest and cast a glance at him with a ghost of a smile.
Li Aotian, as the name implied, his haughtiness soared to the skies, his conduct and bearing were very proud and aloof.
This person would boast in that the social circle of aristocratic families, his talent was unsurpassed. Normally, he was arrogant and seemed aloof from politics and material pursuits. Beichen Palace and Jade Lake Palace were opponents from afar that often competed. The two Palaces’ relationship was always complicated, therefore, Beichen Ying was always rude towards Li Aotian.
Li Aotian indifferently shot a glance at Beichen Ying and gave an icily arrogant snort. With regards to Beichen Ying, who was at the same level as him, he was still unworthy of his attention.
Li Yaoyao gave Beichen Ying an apologetic smile: “My second elder brother’s temperament is usually like this, you should also know this, by all means, don’t take offense.”
The corner of Beishen Ying’s mouth lifted into an arc and he absent-mindedly said: “Younger sister Yaoyao is apologizing, as the older brother, I naturally have nothing to say. Come, sit down so we can talk.”
In this play, he was merely a warm body to use as place holder, the real lead still needed to be handed over to Nangong, and watch how he was about to act out this play well.
In Beishen Ying’s eyes shone a burning radiance, his pair of peach blossom eyes were full of a gossiping overtone.
Li Yaoyao very naturally sat down at Nangong’s left side. Quite familiarly, she coiled around Nangong’s arm full of smiles, her smile showing off shallow dimples. She subtly said in a low voice: “Today, third senior brother is here to catch Amethyst Thorned fish, you must have won an overwhelming victory?”
Su Luo’s gaze dwelled on the Jade Lake Fairy coiling around Nangong Liuyun’s arm, that very familiar manner, as if the two of them were frequently like this. Somewhat like a male-female pair being protected and what-not, as if they were not affected by the world.
Nangong’s gaze was demonically charming, he raised an eyebrow and smiled. Then, he shook his head enigmatically but did not say a word.
Su Luo noticed that Nangong Liuyun hadn’t resisted Jade Lake Fairy’s intimacy and he also didn’t push her away, she who was coiled around his arm, indulging in closeness.
The two people spoke, acting as if nobody else was present. Their voices were so low as if sharing a secret between them, with a manner that was so close that nothing could come between them.
The man was handsome beyond compare, the woman was exceedingly refined. With one glance, it could be seen that they were a pair of jade annulus, a couple that was a match made in heaven.
The scenario appeared to be framed by a screen, isolating those two people in their own world, while others all became the landscape that set them off beautifully.
Su Luo withdrew her hand quietly from Nangong’s large palm, but this time, Nangong Liuyun didn’t insist, to the extent that Su Luo was easily able to withdraw her hands.
Seeing their intimate manner that left no space for others to squeeze in, seeing Nangong Liuyun’s intoxicating eyes pampering and spoiling, gentle feelings for her….
A bitter smile emerged in Su Luo’s heart. Her gaze turned away towards the ocean in the distance with its surging momentum.
1) ??? – this was either a typo by the author for Li Aotian’s name or Beichen Ying was being sarcastic and changed the Tian (sky) to Feng (wind) in Li Aotian’s name to go with what he was saying.
Chapter 370 – Jade Lake’s Fairy (2)
Nangong Liuyun, Beichen Ying said you seldom open your heart and treat someone well, did you know I believed it? A little bit, just short by a little bit, I would have started to like you… Short by just a little bit…
As expected, the safest way was to strictly guard one’s own heart. She must not lightly hand over her heart.
Su Luo, ah, Su Luo, have you forgotten the painful lesson from the previous life? Now, you still want to follow the path to disaster? Fancy that you still call yourself someone who had lived two lifetimes, you actually couldn’t even see this reason clearly!
A self-deprecating bitter smile played across Su Luo’s face, a lonely and pained look flashed through her eyes.
Beichen Ying noticed that although Su Luo’s face was unaffected, yet her tranquil, deep eyes were like condensed frost. His heart felt somewhat apologetic, and giving a clear cough, interrupted the two people’s intimate heated chat.
“Yaoyao younger sister, you guys also appearing is too coincidental, right? We only just discovered the Amethyst Fish Palace ah? And you guys just happen to come over?”
Jade Lake Fairy paused, her smile was shallow and pure, mysterious and charming: “Venerable grandfather predicted that there was unusual movement on the East Sea and calculating the time, figured it was extremely possible for the Amethyst Fish Palace to appear. As a result, we came.”
A simple short piece of dialogue, broke off that vague,charmingly and gentle atmosphere from a moment ago.
“The orders of grandfather shows he is truly quick-witted and clever, worthy of being called Jade Lake Palace’s Sea Stabilizing Divine Needle (1), a position no one is able to shake.” Beichen Ying’s smile was not quite a smile.
The Jade Lake Fairy smilingly started to chat with Beichen Ying: “Oh, that’s right, you guys came to fish for Amethyst Thorned Fish, right? Did you hook some? Let’s roast some fish to eat, what do you say?”
Lan Xuan cast a quick glance at the Jade Lake’s Fairy: “Beichen’s buttock was beaten to pieces by his old man, so he remembers his lessons, where would he still find the courage to eat it?”
The Jade Lake’s Fairy appeared to have recalled something, then covered her vermillion lips and was consumed by laughter.
This emotion and this scenery, Su Luo’s eyes slightly narrowed, it gave her an illusion of being outside looking in.
With just that one topic, the Jade Lake Fairy was able to lead them to their youthful years. This kind of being excluded feeling that was saying ‘all of us are childhood friends that played and grew up together with everything being understood among us, whereas you are merely an outsider who shouldn’t even think of coming in as an interloper’. This made Su Luo feel somewhat uncomfortable.
Lan Xuan saw Su Luo’s expression was dim, and he smilingly approached her: “Sister-in-law, you still haven’t heard of this awkward incident of Beichen’s, right? Come, come, come, one hundred Amethyst Thorned fish…”
Lan Xuan had not yet finished speaking, before the Jade Lake’s Fairy cut in first. She protested coquettishly and slanted a glance at Lan Xuan: “What nonsense are you saying? You haven’t even looked to see if Miss Su could even hook one hundred Amethyst Thorned fish first? Even one fish is unlikely, okay? And you still ask for so much like a lion with it mouth open wide.”
Only after she finished, did she become aware that she might have said too much. So, she smiled towards Su Luo: “Miss Su, don’t take any offense, I was merely stating the truth, there wasn’t any intent to look down on you.”
If she didn’t say anything, then it was not that bad. Once it was said, it seemed even more like she was trying to cover it up but was just making it worse.
If it was to be said that the Jade Lake’s Fairy was merely inserting a sharp knife a moment ago, then the sentence just now was like pulling that knife out, and at exactly the same place, she stabbed the knife in deeply once again.
At this moment, Beichen Ying, Lan Xuan and Anye Ming, all three of their complexions were slightly strange. Beichen Ying gave an even clearer cough, and tilted his head away. He really couldn’t steel himself to the task of telling this story in order to strike a blow at Li Yaoyao.
Su Luo smiled lightly, expressing that she didn’t care, and then nodded towards Lan Xuan: “You speak.”
This showed she agreed to this business transaction.
In any case, Su Luo girl was rich and imposing, it was merely a hundred Amethyst Thorned fish and nothing more. In front of her type of rich, conspicuous spender, what did a mere hundred Amethyst Thorned fish count as? If he was to take a little, she still would have a fortune left.
Lan Xuan’s heart was immediately jubilant, and he shifted towards Su Luo’s current position.
1) Sea Stabilizing Divine Needle: The backbone or pillar that held the family up.
Chapter 371 – Jade Lake’s Fairy (3)
Thus, Lan Xuan sold Beichen Ying’s awkward incident without any hesitation nor guilt. One could only see him covering his stomach and laughing heartily for quite a while.
Finally, he slowly began to speak, “Sister-in-law, you may not know, at that time, we were still kids. Beichen Family was celebrating his father’s birthday, and we all followed our elders and went to Beichen Palace. That year, there were people gifting Amethyst Thorned Fish to congratulate him, and indeed, that Amethyst Thorned fish’s size was truly huge.That fish was about several hundred years old, and it was almost going to become a mystical spirit. At that time, Beichen’s old man was extremely happy and was saving it in preparation for other important uses. But several of us, being underaged and ignorant, stole that Amethyst Thorned fish, ran behind the mountain, and roasted it.”
Explaining up to here, Lan Xuan paused, as if the things that happened afterwards were too funny. And again, he covered his stomach and started to laugh uproariously with ‘ow, ow, ow’ sounds.
Anye Ming couldn’t stand it any longer: “Are you still going to tell it or not? If you won’t tell it, then I will.” It just so happened that he could split that one hundred Amethyst Thorned fishes in half.
Lan Xuan, with one hand, pushed Anye Ming aside and seized the opportunity to sit by Su Luo’s side. Smiling, he continued to explain it to her: “Afterwards, this matter, we naturally were unable to conceal it. After Beichen Ying’s old man found out, he was infuriated half to death. Beichen Ying’s elder uncle was even more straightforward. He dangled little Shadow (1) back home and was going to beat him with a wooden plank. At that time, the few of us were extremely scared, in the end, it was Nangong who came up with a plan. Can you guess what method he came up with?
Beat with a wooden plank? But with Nangong there to come up with a plan, very likely, this scene of Beichen Ying undergoing corporal punishment, Beichen Ying would not be eating a loss.
Su Luo smiled while shaking her head, Lan Xuan had a worshipful expression as he said: “For sure, you would not have imagined it. Back then, nobody knows where Nangong stole a fresh piece of meat from the magical beast Iron Armed Ape. He stuck it firmly to the back of Beichen’s butt, consequently, when Beichen’s elder uncle struck down with the plank, immediately, Beichen’s little butt was saturated with bloodstains, it was a carnage with blood and flesh flying. Right away, it frightened Beichen’s elder uncle until his face was green. Hahahahaha——”
She didn’t expect that the current them, where each and every one of them were full of noble aura, would be this naughty in their childhood.
Su Luo seemed very interested and asked: “And afterwards?”
“Afterwards, Beichen’s grandmother’s heart was so distressed and regretful that she almost swooned. Completely disregarding the full house of guests, she immediately lifted her walking stick and chased after Beichen’s elder uncle around the courtyard while hitting him with her walking stick. Beichen’s old man was not careful and was also hit a few times, hahahaha——” Recalling this awkward incident at that time, Lan Xuan held his stomach, laughing until he almost started to roll around on the ground.
Having gone through Lan Xuan’s period of impromptu comical material, the stiff atmosphere eased up somewhat. Su Luo couldn’t help but have a little more of a favorable impression of this lively Lan Xuan. She felt that he was a good kid and decided to gift him a few more Amethyst Thorned fishes for free.
The Jade Lake’s fairy naturally knew this entertaining story more clearly than Su Luo, what she noticed was not this story per se, rather, how Lan Xuan addressed Su Luo.
Lan Xuan inadvertently said ‘sister-in-law’, perhaps, he didn’t even remember it himself. However, the sensitive Jade Lake’s Fairy, how could she not have heard?
The hands she concealed in her sleeves tightened some more, then her face burst open into a quiet and content smiling expression. With a reproachful expression, she annoyedly took a quick glance at Lan Xuan: “What are you doing, saying this kind of stuff in front of Miss Su? It’s not as if she is a person from our circle. If she knows too much, on the contrary, it would not be good for her.”
She turned and smilingly looked at Su Luo: “Miss Su, I speak pretty bluntly. You will not take offense, right?”
The Jade Lake’s Fairy wouldn’t feel at ease if she didn’t suppress Su Luo every moment.
Su Luo raised an eyebrow and smiled, declining to comment.
The Jade Lake’s Fairy smilingly looked at Nangong Liuyun, shaking his sleeves and pouting playfully, said: “Third senior brother, weren’t you just chatting very easily with Miss Su? Why is it that now you are ignoring her? Third senior brother is really too much, I just arrived here, and at once, you snubbed Miss Su. How would others see me as?”
1) I’m just going to do a direct translation of Beichen Ying’s nickname here. The Ying in Beichen Ying is part of the word ‘shadow’ in English. Adding the ? give you the complete English word shadow. So I’m just going to translate it as Little Shadow rather than Little Ying Zi.