Chapter 9 – What Ridiculous Fiancé?
"My lady, I think that young master Lei has perhaps been expecting us for a long time. Coming to Ji City this time, my lady can very quickly meet up with young master Lei." The muscular man pretended to be excited as he looked at Ji Fengyan.
However, Ji Fengyan's face was entirely relaxed.
This young master Lei that the muscular man spoke of, Ji Fengyan was very clear that he mean Lei Min.
Regarding Lei Min, this body's original owner still had a lot of "happy" memories. It could be said that in the dark and cold memories of the Ji Clan, Lei Min's arrival was like a ray of sunlight, brightening the original owner's life. Towards this "big brother Lei Min", that looked extremely pretty, the original owner was full of yearning. Lei Min was also gentle and polite towards the original owner.
The memories of Lei Min could be said to be the happiest memories the original owner had while staying at the Ji Clan.
As a pure observer, Ji Fengyan didn't have any good opinions about this "handsome and kind" big brother Lei Min in the original owner's memories.
Seeing Ji Fengyan not saying anything, the muscular man let the guards go forward to make the announcement.
When those two lazy city guards received the news, their faces weren't the slightest bit nervous or serious, instead they used an unhidden prying gaze to sweep over Ji Fengyan's body. On the other side, they also measured the dishevelled appearance of those guards, their eyes flashing with scorn. In the end, they carelessly stood up and lackadaisically said, "We've been briefed by the city lord. You guys can just follow us"
That tone of voice had an indescribable disrespect.
There was no welcome, even to the extent that Lei Xu himself didn't come out. Just these two lazy guards were to bring Ji Fengyan into the city.
Today was Ji Fengyan's first day of taking office in Ji City. This Lei Xu not only didn't have any preparation, he still unexpectedly planned to do things this casually?
"Where is Lei Xu? Why has he not come out to receive us?" The muscular man's face immediately sank.
Those two guards weren't the least bit panicked. They just looked at the muscular man's extremely dirty clothes., speaking without the slightest fluctuations, "An important guest from the imperial family has arrived in the city today. Our city lord naturally must personally go receive them. Do you really think that the city lord would leave the person from the imperial family alone to come over and receive you guys? Your face isn't small."
"You!" When the muscular man heard those guards' capricious words, he almost couldn't resist. His hands were itching to take his heavy sword and split these two insolent dogs in half.
"Okay, enough. If you aren't satisfied, then you can take it up with our distinguished guest. What need is there to make things difficult for us? You want to enter, then enter. If not, just slowly wait. Who knows? If you wait until the city lord is finished tending to our distinguished guest, maybe he'll come over in his free time." One guard laughed hypocritically.
While they were being sarcastically mocked by those guards, two beautiful and charming women suddenly walked out from Ji City. One was dressed in pink, the other in blue, and both had delicate faces. Next to those shambles of a city gate, they were very eye-catching. The two didn't seem to have any intention of leaving the city, only standing at the gates. They watched Ji Fengyan, who wasn't that far away outside, sweeping their scrutinizing gazes over her body several times. Those eyes were capable of making a person really uncomfortable.
The muscular man was irritated at the guards lack of manners, basically not even noticing the arrival of those two women. Meanwhile, Ji Fengyan felt slightly unhappy at being looked at by those sharp eyes. With raised brows, she glanced towards those two women. What she saw, immediately made Ji Fengyan laugh.
These two women were Lei Min's maids. In the imperial capital, they would occasionally follow at Lei Min's side. As such, the original owner had seen them a couple of time.
Chapter 10 – A Single Coin Daunts the Heroic Man
The muscular man had said before that Lei Min was looking forward to her arrival. However, seeing things now, Ji Fengyan didn't feel that positive.
When these two maids looked at her, their gazes were so sharp that it almost could have peeled off a layer of her skin.
On the outside, the muscular man was still having a dispute with the two guards. Inside the city, those two maids seemed as if they had already finished their assessment. Without a word, they directly walked away.
"My lady, How about we keep waiting? Lei Xu can't come because he's busy, but young master Lei, he-" The muscular man hadn't finished speaking before Ji Fengyan abruptly laughed.
"There's no need for it to be that problematic. We'll have to trouble these two big brothers to lead us into the city." Ji Fengyan brightly smiled as she walked towards the front and spoke amicably.
She reckoned even if she waited until her bones turned into dust, that fellow still wouldn't come out.
The muscular man was a little shocked. He still wanted to say something, but looking at Ji Fengyan's brightly smiling face, he remained silent in the end.
When the two guards saw that Ji Fengyan was so "sensible", they immediately nodded their head in a satisfied manner and lead Ji Fengyan's party into the city.
Ji City wasn't big. While being lead by the guards, Ji Fengyan's group didn't have to walk very far before arriving at their destination. However, outside of that ruined door, every guard at Ji Fengyan's side all felt their hearts completely dropping to an all-time low.
"Today, the city lord's manor has been used to host our distinguished guest. The city lord has also said that because Ji City is too small and without much in terms financial resources, we can only inconvenience the new city lord to temporarily live here for a time." The two guards spoke politely, but before Ji Fengyan's party had said anything, they just left without being excused.
After those two guards left, the travel-worn guards were long ago already smothered until their eyes turned red.
"What are you all waiting her for? Quickly enter house." Ji Fengyan's face still had a light and unrestrained smile on it.
Looking at the smile on Ji Fengyan's face, the guards lowered their heads. All of their hearts felt bitter, the same as if it had been filled with acrid water.
No happiness at moving to another place. Not the least bit of jumping for joy. Every guard was stifled as they enter that ruined house. The old door let out a squeak as it was pushed open. Every step on the floor stirred up clouds of dust. Inside the house, it was a scene of dilapidation. Falling columns, moss and weeds growing in the seem between each stone. That front yard interwoven with spider webs made anyone who saw it feel an ache in their hearts.
"My lady, you can go rest first. We'll clean up this place." The muscular man took several deep breaths.
Ji Fengyan casually took a seat on those stone steps off to the side. She waved a hand saying, "Don't be so impatient. Oh yeah, I still don't know what your name is."
The muscular man was slightly shocked. Feeling a little uncomfortable, he scratched his head and said, "Your subordinate's name is Ling He."
"Then it's not a problem if I call you big brother He, right?" Ji Fengyan spoke while smiling. 鹤? She really liked this character!
His dignified face reddening, Ling He only nodded his head without saying anything.
"Big brother He, do we have any money on hand?" Ji Fengyan abruptly asked.
Ling He stiffened. Immediately, the flush on his face faded and was replaced by a slightly embarrassed expression. When Ji Fengyan's father had died, His Majesty had once commanded someone to send quite a lot of gold coins along with the Life Annihilation Armour to her. However, she didn't receive even one coin from the money sent. All of it was taken by the Ji Clan.
On the road, all expenses were payed by Ling He and the guards desperately gathering all of the money they had. While travelling, all it was completely spent early on. Right now, they… didn't even have one coin left on them.
Once again, Ling He blushed red. His face almost turned into the colour of a pig's liver.