To my dear readers,
My desktop computer is messed up and now I am translating from my laptop. All my translator friends tell me to use google doc instead of microsoft word, but I’m so afraid because google doc autosaves every second. What if I accidentally clicked the wrong button and deleted something? I can’t even undo. It is very scary haha. But the good thing about it is that I can access the drive from anywhere as long as I have internet.
Anyhow, I hope you like this chapter! Hehe. He is one of the second male leads! 😉 You will see him again in the future.
P.S. I literally just finished translating this and releasing!
Chapter 40: The man in white
Le Yao Yao felt like someone had stuffed a cotton down her throat. She couldn't make a sound. She could only stare helplessly as the horse carriage headed towards her as quick as lightning.
She knew even if she survived, she would be deformed. As she mentally prepared herself, she instantly closed her eyes. As the saying goes, "What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over."
Surprisingly, the moment Le Yao Yao shut her eyes, she felt her waist tightening as the sky spun. That feeling was as thrilling as riding a roller coaster.
Initially, she thought she had turned insane from fright. Hence, she didn't even feel the pain. Perhaps she was already in the air! So, Le Yao Yao still had her eyes securely closed as she waited for the agonizing impact.
But after continuously waiting, the expected pain never arrived. Instead, a very soothing voice entered her ears.
"Little brother*, are you alright?" He gently asked.
His voice was low and slightly hoarse; just like opening a bottle of excellent wine. So intoxicating.
Hearing this, Le Yao Yao was puzzled. So, she secretly cracked her eyes opened.
When she saw a man as handsome as a God gazing at her, her eyes immediately popped open. She couldn't help but let out a breath of cool air –
What a handsome man! Was she in Heaven!? Could the man be a celestial being?
He was wearing white, with hair as black as crow and a face as pure as jade. His posture and movements were graceful and seductive as he flew in the air. His handsome face was definitely the most attractive thing to look at.
He had a pair of legendary brows that could be described as sword brows. They were smooth and flowing. He had a pair of slender eyes, with pupils as black as black jade; a straight nose and a pair of Japanese pink rose thin lips. His mouth was slightly curved upwards; combined with his gentle and warm expression. It was like a cool breeze in March that had just blew across a lovely creek. It was so beautiful and warm to look at. She couldn't get enough!
At that moment, Le Yao Yao was totally hooked. She thought to herself, "Woah. I never knew the angels could be so hot." She didn't think as she blurted out –
"Are you the angel taking me to Heaven?" She softly asked as she stared at him with admiration.
Hearing Le Yao Yao's question, the man in white appeared a bit shocked. Then, his smile deepened as he said in a very teasing tone.
"I'm afraid I will have to disappoint you, little brother. Currently, I do not want to go to Heaven yet!"
Le Yao Yao was confused. But before she could process her thoughts, she heard Xiao Mu Zi's anxious voice.
"Xiao Yao Zi, are you ok? You scared me half to death!" He yelped.
Hearing Xiao Mu Zi's voice, Le Yao Yao came to a realization right away. She was not in Heaven because she was still alive!
She looked around and stared at the horse carriage that had never bothered to stop. Then, she gawked at the man in white who was currently embracing her and she connected the dots.
Her face was originally white from fear, but the moment she figured out what had happened, two red blobs instantly appeared on her face.
She had lost face again!
Does this dynasty hate her or something? Ever since she had arrived, she kept losing face!
Even though her face was already as thick as the Great Wall, she still can't afford to lose so much!!
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao was extremely embarrassed and bashful. She quickly scrambled to get out of the man's embrace as she rushed to stand up.
She knew this man had saved her at a crucial moment. So aside from embarrassment, she was notably grateful.
"Thank you for stepping out to save me, Master. If it wasn't for Master, I would already be under the horse's hooves."
"Haha. It was only a slight effort. No need to thank me! I actually have to go now because I have something to attend to. Farewell!"
Then, the man turned to leave without any attachment.
Seeing this, Le Yao Yao couldn't help but call out. Sadly, within a blink of an eye, the man in white had disappeared amongst the crowd.
Le Yao Yao couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed as she lowered her head and mumbled, "You left so fast. I didn't even get your name!?"
But even if she got his name, what was that going to do? They just happened to cross path. Most likely, she will never see him again.
What a pity. She wasn't done thanking the man for saving her life!
As Le Yao Yao lamented, Xiao Mu Zi was anxiously checking her from head to toe. After seeing that Le Yao Yao had no apparent injuries, he finally relaxed.
Xiao Mu Zi let out a breath of relief as he patted his beating heart. "I'm so glad you're ok, Xiao Yao Zi! Did you know I almost died from a heart attack? Luckily just as the horse carriage was about to smash into you, the man in white lightly scooped you up! If not, you would be…."
Xiao Mu Zi suddenly realized what he was going to say as he shivered and made a few spitting sounds as if he wanted to get rid of the bad luck.
"Xiao Yao Zi, let's go back to the residence!" The more he thought about what could have happened, the more fearful he felt. Heading back seemed like the best decision.
Of course, Le Yao Yao was totally against it.
"Aiya, Xiao Mu Zi. I'm absolutely fine! I was just a bit shocked from the moment. It's still so early. Let's explore some more before we return. My stomach is growling anyway. Let's grab some food before we go back!"
Le Yao Yao touched his flat tummy as he pouted. He looked so cute and miserable. Even a big tough guy with a metal heart would soften; let alone Xiao Mu Zi.
Seeing this, Xiao Mu Zi could only helplessly nod and agree.
Le Yao Yao beamed as she pulled Xiao Mu Zi towards the inn in front of them. Earlier, when they passed by, she could smell the delicious dishes from the outside. She already wanted to drool. She wasn't sure how many dishes she could afford with one silver tael, but she was so hungry she didn't care anymore.
"Happy House? Haha. What a funny name!"
Le Yao Yao read the sign that was hanging from the door as she broke into a smile.
Although the Heaven Yuan dynasty did not exist in history, the written characters were similar to ancient traditional Chinese characters. She could more or less figure it out.
Thinking of this, Le Yao Yao was actually quite pleased. At the very least, she wasn't illiterate here!
*In Chinese, it's common for people to refer to each other as aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers even if they are unrelated biologically.