I finally finished today. Moved into dorms and boy I am tired… Thank you Miss Ladner for the lovely donation again. I went shopping on amazon for necessities and it already racked up to 142…. orz can I not shop?
Chapter 50: Starting to Learn Martial Arts
Mo Qi pursed her lips. She seems to know that she went out of line and closed her mouth, not daring to say anymore.
Ling Xiao peered at Mo Qi’s appearance and laughed a bit. Did Mo Qi also undergo rebirth? Then it would not be strange for her character to suddenly undergo such drastic changes.
After all, the past her was personally taught by him.
This is also good!
The one that harmed him was the Mo Qi of his past lifetime. Although he was always going against Mo Qi in this lifetime, Ling Xiao still had a few restraints within him against the completely ignorant Mo Qi.
But now, his past lifetime’s Mo Qi also crossed over, so he can avenge himself against the true culprit!
Ling Xiao smiled darkly which gace Mo Qi an indescribably chill. She stared at Ling Xiao, who had an appearance that was itching to turn her into ash, and trembled in fear.
Mo Qi’s current appearance of losing color from her face, if it was last lifetime’s Ling Xiao, he would probably be greatly distressed. But this lifetime’s Ling Xiao, when he saw her like this, pleasure filled his heart.
Ling Xiao grasped her chin tightly, coldly smiling: “You said you had foreseen this, then why did you need to poison me to death back then!”
Mo Qi shook when she heard those words, a disbelieving face as she stared at Ling Xiao, stuttering out: “Don’t tell me… you also…”
Ling Xiao gaze a slight smile and did not deny it.
Realization suddenly filled Mo Qi’s face: “I understand now, you are holding a grudge against me for poisoning you to death. So your target from the beginning was me, you want to take revenge!”
“Realizing it now is too late!” Ling Xiao sneered, throwing her aside in disdain.
“I agreed to Fu Yujun to not take your life, however, I have ten million ways to slowly torment you.”
Ling Xiao fixed his gaze on Mo Qi, his expression was just as fierce as a poisonous snake, causing Mo Qi to shift back a few steps.
Her face was frightened white, she bit her lips hard but was still unable to stop the shudder that ran through her body.
Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes in satisfaction at the sight. To be honest, just killing Mo Qi isn’t enough, but having her endure torment, that made Ling Xiao very delighted!
“Servants!” Ling Xiao called outside while he kept his eyes on Mo Qi.
Because Mo Qi was acting as Ling Xiao’s personal servant girl to enter the mansion, the ones that were living with her were the two maids from the palace that were also using that identity.
Ji Xiang and Fu Kang.
Ling Xiao’s call was also heard by these two first.
They respectfully entered the door and did not look surprised when they saw Ling Xiao. Perhaps Fu Yujun had told them before to continue serving Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao raised an eyebrow as he stared at the two kneeling on the ground. Just when he was about to speak, the chamberlains arranged by Fu Yujun arrived.
“Master.” They saluted to Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao’s sight turned from the two maids to them and he curbed his mood. He glanced at Mo Qi at the side and ordered: “This person, made me unhappy. Toss her somewhere that needs people.”
Ling Xiao then turned back his gaze at the chamberlains: “Remember, don’t let her be too idle.”
“Yes.” the chamberlain accepted the order and was just about to drag Mo Qi when Mo Qi returned to her senses and gnashed her teeth as she stared at Ling Xiao: “Ling Xiao, my biggest mistake was not completely killing you!”
Ling Xiao coldly smiled and replied: “That is also what I am regretting the most!”
Mo Qi bit her lower lip at his words, her cruel gaze staring at him. Her gaze seemed to be telling him, that she will one day retaliate.
Ling Xiao watched unblinking as Mo Qi was dragged out, the corner of his mouth turning down.
This Mo Qi was harder to deal with than before. She had even accepted his order.
If it was the Mo Qi before, she wouldn’t even fight if her life depended on it!
However, this one was after all, the one he personally instructed.
Ling Xiao sighed, if he reincarnation due to being poisoned to death in his past lifetime, then what about Mo Qi? Wasn’t she living well in the past, so why did she also reborn?
Perhaps the past her also died?
“Ste…Steward.” A timid voice interrupted Ling Xiao’s train of thought.
Ling Xiao looked at where the voice came from and saw the two maids were shoving each other to reply.
The two of them lowered their heads when Ling Xiao turned his question gaze on them and begged: “Steward, please spare us two servants, we will never leak out your secret!”
“Yeah, please spare our lives Steward and let us two servants continue to serve you. Please don’t send us out to serve, us two servants have no parents and reason in this Shao Country, if we were to go serve in other places, then isn’t that…”
“Wait.” Ling Xiao frowned and interrupted the two: “When did I say I will also be sending you out?”
The two were stunned and raised their heads, then remembered their role and hurried lowered their heads again.
“You… made Xiu Girl Mo… no… Mo Qi…”
“She is she, you are you two.” Ling Xiao once again interrupted the stammeringly speech from the two.
The two maids clearly heaved a sigh of relief when they heard that. Ling Xiao tilted his head: “Go ahead and stand up you two.”
“Yes.” The two rose and deferentially hung their heads in front of Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao asked: “You guys said you will not leak my secret… so you two really saw it?”
The two maids went pale again when they heard the question, but thought of something and their faces pinked again. This change of white to pink was very marvelous, but they did not dare to not reply to Ling Xiao. They could only tremblingly nod their heads.
Ling Xiao continued: “You two said you will not leak my secret, don’t tell me you haven’t told Fu Yujun?”
The slight traces of shyness and flush thoroughly disappeared at those words and they immediately knelt, shaking their heads: “Steward, us two servants know that this matter is very grave, so how would we dare to irresponsibly talk about it!”
Ling Xiao suspiciously looked at the two: “How could Fu Yujun not ask you two? If you two have not told him yet, you would probably not be in such good condition to kneel in front of me right?”
However, Fu Yujun really didn’t look like he knew, at least, he had not mention this matter.
Ling Xiao’s eyes were filled with confusion.
The two hurriedly explained: “Steward, us two servants indeed received questioning, but when Xiu… Mo Qi arrived, us two servants were able to get away.”
“Oh?” Ling Xiao’s inquiring gaze watched both of them with his eyebrows raised.
The two continued without being told: “Shao Country’s Prince originally wanted to ask about your secret, but the Emperor had Mo… Qi’s dead body delivered to the Shao Country Prince’s residence.”
“The Shao Country Prince was occupied with seeing off the eunuchs that delivered the dead body and afterwards, spoke with Mo Qi about something and no longer paid attention to us two servants.”
“What dead body, it was actually a living person.” Fu Kang auspiciously interrupted and reported: “That Mo Qi had got up when those eunuchs left. Us two servants were hidden at a secret place and saw it with out own eyes.”
Ling Xiao went silent. When the Emperor says one, he will not mean two. Since he said to kill Mo Qi, then he will definitely have killed her. So it looks like Mo Qi had reincarnated after her dead body was delivered.
The crucial point was still, just why did Mo Qi also reborn?
“Yo, looks like I came at a bad time?” A teasing voice suddenly came through from the entrance.
Ling Xiao looked over, it was the exotically dressed Fu Yujun, his whole body had gold pieces hanging from then, even his ears had golden leaves that were flickering and shining.
Ling Xiao walked foward two steps and told the two kneeling before him: “Enough, leave.”
“Hey, don’t leave so urgently!” Fu Yujun looked at the two people who were leaving and pretended to urge them to say. The two stopped and didn’t know if they should stay or continue to walk away.
Ling Xiao grabbed Fu Yujun firmly: “Prince is here to find me right? There is no need to leave behind irrelevant people.”
Fu Yujun’s eyes light up and gently looked at Ling Xiao: “So, you wanted to have a two-person would with me. Then I have no reason to not accept.”
Fu Yujun waved his hand back after he spoke those words.
The two hurriedly ran out the door when they saw that.
Ling Xiao’s eyes twitched and he seamlessly retreated, keeping himself a distance away from Fu Yujun.
Fu Yujun watched with amusement and repeated approached him until Ling Xiao was forced into the corner. He raised his hands to block Fu Yujun, hurriedly shifted the topic: “Prince, are you looking for Ling Xiao for something?”
Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow and trapped Ling Xiao between him and the wall, staring at the rather attractive and intelligent person before him: “There’s nothing really, I just came by to take a look. Are you satisfied with this courtyard?”
“Ling Xiao is very satisfied, thanks Prince for the care.” Fu Yujun’s puffs of breath didn’t feel nice on his face, Ling Xiao frowned and wanted to get some distance between him and Fu Yujun.
As if he had sensed Ling Xiao’s unwillingness, Fu Yujun took two steps back.
Ling Xiao let loose a breath.
Fu Yujun eyed him, some unhappiness in his heart: “Looks like you are only used to that Mu Country Emperor’s touch.”
After he said that, Fu Yujun felt that those words were a bit too sour, he frowned and shifted the subject: “I heard that you had Mo Qi sent out to work?”
TL Note: Sourness is associated with jealousy.
“Prince had said, I can handle Mo Qi.” Ling Xiao automatically blocked what Fu Yujun said before and coldly replied.
Fu Yujun said: “For you to handle.” When he said that, Fu Yujun seemed to have remembered what his subordinate just reported back and he repeatedly warned: “Make sure to be careful, don’t play Mo Qi to death, I still have some things to get from her mouth.”
Ling Xiao eyed Fu Yujun suspiciously at his words. This Fu Yujun was always saying that he needed to know something from Mo Qi, just what does he want to know?
Ling Xiao was curious and couldn’t help but ask again: “Prince, just what do you want to know from Mo Qi?”
Fu Yujun laughingly looked at him, he remembers telling this little servant to not ask again, yet Ling Xiao still asked about it. This little servant doesn’t learn his lesson!
Fu Yujun dangerously narrowed his eyes, Ling Xiao keenly felt it and hurriedly explained: “Ling Xiao grew up with Mo Qi, what Mo Qi knows, this Ling Xiao pretty much knows as well. Why not talk about it Prince, just what do you want to know? Perhaps this Ling Xiao can tell you?”
Fu Yujun was astounded: “You know?”
“If Prince doesn’t tell me what you want to know, how could I know if I know it or not?” Ling Xiao coerced Fu Yujun step by step.
Fu Yujun lightly laughed when he heard that. This little servant really has a sharp mouth, trying to rope him in bit by bit.
Forget it, it isn’t some secret anyway.
Thinking of that, Fu Yujun said: “I can tell you, but I also have something I want to know.
“Tell me.” Ling Xiao firmly spoke.
Fu Yujun extended two fingers and spoke: “First, why do you hate Mo Qi so much. Second, just what is the secret on you?”
“Prince, this isn’t fair. You are asking me two questions while I am only asking one.” Ling Xiao calmly haggled.
Fu Yujun lightly smiled: “Then you can ask me another one too.”
Ling Xiao closed his eyes, thought a bit and an idea flashed through his mind. He smiled and said: “I don’t really have anything to ask Prince, but I do have a small request I want to ask.”
The little servant in front of him, his expression was lively, and the calculating look could be seen by Fu Yujun really made him feel that the small servant before him demanded for happiness a lot. He couldn’t help but laugh again, his laugh filled with delight that he wasn’t aware of.
“Tell me.” With his raised eyebrows, he gently said to Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao slightly smiled and said: “I’ve heard that Prince is unrivalled in martial arts, at ten you can defeat three enemies. At fifteen you could easily defeat ten soldiers. Nowadays, you are seventeen, you probably don’t have any worthy opponents left in Shao Country?”
Fu Yujun raised an eyebrow and nodded. This little servant understood things clearly enough, FU Yujun also knew what he was thinking of, however, he still wanted to hear him say it.
He led around the little servant to continue speaking: “And so?”
Ling Xiao’s mouth twitched. This Fu Yujun was fully aware of what he wanted, yet he was still forcing him to say it!
He was really, really bored.
Thinking, Ling Xiao still opened his mouth and asked: “How about Prince teaching Ling Xiao martial arts?
With martial arts, if he met the Emperor again, Lan Wei or even this Fu Yujun in front of him, he will not be so passive.
Fu Yujun laughed in satisfaction, craftily said: “Good! However, since I am teaching you martial arts, I am considered your teacher. Call me Master.”
“Master!” Ling Xiao firmly called out once, such bluntness really shocked Fu Yujun.
TL Note: I think I never explained, but the Master used by Servants is Zhu Zhi while the Master used for Teachers is Shi Fu.
However, when he saw the sincere gaze of the little servant in front of him and his respectful attitude.
Fu Yujun sighed, oh well, although it will waste some time, if it’s this little servant, it might actually be a pretty good decision.