Chapter 29: I am Her Husband

“Hey, bro, let me ask you something.” Gu Qingyu was ready for some gossip.

Qi Wan followed suit. “Say it, bro, what?”

“How did you get here?”

“Um…” Qi Wan shook his head in embarrassment. “It was just an accident.”

“Oh come on, spit it out!” Gu Qingyu’s suppressed love for gossip finally had a chance to shine.

“Hahaha…” Qi Wan laughed in a low voice. “You first.”

“Hmm…” Gu Qingyu thought for a bit. “Alright. I was a psychiatrist, and I work at a hospital. That night, there was a really bad storm, and I was about to go home. I was chased by someone in a black robe, then I ran to the morgue and was killed before I could react… You?”

“Oof, that sounds terrifying!” Qi Wan nodded in approval, almost mockingly. “As for me, I was having dinner at home, then a black-robed man broke in with a knife! That gave me such a shock that I choked to death on my own dinner!”

Gu Qingyu’s eyes widened, then peals of laughter escaped her lips. “Pff, hahaha! Qi Wan, you choked yourself before they could even kill you!” Qi Wan glared at Gu Qingyu in regret and hastened his steps. Gu Qingyu also quickened and caught up with the others.

Gu Qingyu caught up to the Jia Qizhe in the front. “Hey! Brother Jia!”

“Yeah?” Jia Qizhe looked at Gu Qingyu.

“Hehehehehe!” Gu Qingyu laughed sheepishly. “Brother Jia, you look so powerful!”

“‘Look’? do you want to have a try for yourself?” Jia Qizhe’s tone was flat, he seemed unconcerned but there was a hint of playfulness. 

“Sure!” Gu Qingyu seemed excited as if that was what she was waiting for! Jia Qizhe was taken aback, he never thought she would reply to him in such a manner.

“Sure?” Jia Qizhe raised his eyebrows.

“Yep! When?” Gu Qingyu’s face was full of anticipation.

Jia Qizhe flatly said, “In your dreams.”

“A good answer!” Gu Qingyu yelled, then said weakly. “What a wet blanket…”

“Brother Zhu, don’t worry.” Qi Yichen walked over, waving his fan, he affectionately tapped Gu Qingyu’s shoulder. “We all know how powerful Brother Jia is, he must be scared of hurting you!”

“Hurt?” Gu Qingyu looked at Qi Yichen as if he was a fool. “Qi Yichen, can you have Mo Bai take a look at you?”

“Huh? Why?” 

“Hmm,” Gu Qingyu looked at Mo Bai and ignored Qi Yichen. “Mo Bai, do you know how to cure stupidity?” 

“...Brother Zhu, I don’t know.” Mo Bai stated. “Sometimes, it will get better if you hit the head a few times.” (This is fictional, do not try this at home.) Mo Bai’s gentle words concealed a smile, but it made Qi Yichen shudder and quietly retreated to one side.

 They all laughed and chatted happily along the way.

“When will we get there?” Gu Qingyu said breathlessly. Her stamina could not keep up!

“It’ll take one more day.” Murong Zuoyu looked at Gu Qingyu. “What’s wrong?”

Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes. “I’m so tired...”

“Are you even a man?” Qi Wan said mockingly, “Even the only girl did not complain of being tired!” He accentuated the word ‘only’.

Gu Qingyu gritted her teeth. “You knew full well that I don’t count as a man!”

“Hahaha…” Qi Wan felt his head giving cold sweat.

Jia Qizhe looked at the tavern in the distance. “Let’s stop here for today.”

Gu Qingyu looked up at the sky. “It’s evening already, I didn’t even notice. ”

A sign was hung above the tavern, saying ‘Prosperity Tavern’ Um, do shops in ancient times have names? I was thinking, probably there is ‘Woeful Tavern’ not far from here?

Gu Qingyu nodded. “Actually...why aren’t we flying?”

Qi Yichen looked at her as if she lost her marbles. “We’re conserving our energy today, we’re flying tomorrow.”  Gu Qingyu widened her eyes. “Tomorrow? Really? Oh no...” 

In the tavern, Qi Wan filled the table with dishes.

“Qi Wan, you seem quite rich…” Gu Qingyu propped up her chin with both hands and looked at Qi Wan.

Qi Wan sniggered. “Well, what can I say. Money is all I’ve got!”

“Huh, is that so?” Gu Qingyu’s eyes sparkled. “We’re rich, I’m rich! Ah, how could I take this!” Is he the legendary hyper rich kid?

Ahem. Qi Wan had a couple of dry coughs. “Brother Zhu, it’s technically my money. Are you not concerned?”

Gu Qingyu immediately shuffled over to Qi Wan, placed her hand on his shoulder and asked seriously, “We’re good friends, right?”

Qi Wan nodded dumbly. 

“So…” Gu Qingyu took a huge breath. “What’s yours is mine, what’s mine is still mine!”

Qi Wan gawked. How could someone like this exist! The answer was closer than you think.

Gu Qingyu was satisfied and dug into the food. “Then it’s decided! Yay! ”

Qi Wan sulked. How was that a cause for celebration? He never agreed to anything! Everyone else simply watched the events unfold. See! Who told you to be so cocky!

After a scrumptious meal.

“Dear customers. “ The waiter said respectfully. “Unfortunately, we only have three rooms left for tonight.”

“Are there other taverns nearby?” Jia Qizhe slightly furrowed his eyebrows.

The waiter shook his head sincerely. Three rooms for seven people. Gu Qingyu, Jia Qizhe, Qi Yichen, Mo Bai, Murong Zuoyu and Qi Wan. Xiao Qi is the ‘only’ girl here so she would get her own room. Gu Qingyu felt desperate. Do I want to say that I’m a girl too! It seems only Murong Zuoyu doesn't know! 

Qi Wan looked at Gu Qingyu, gloating in her plight. Saboteur sabotaged! 

Gu Qingyu coughed. “Ahem! As the de facto leader, I have decided! Tonight, Xiao Qi sleeps in one room, I sleep in another, the five of you share a room!” De facto leader? When did she become the de facto leader? Ok, that was not the point, the point was that she wanted a room to herself! 

“Why, why?’ Qi Yichen stomped his feet. “That’s unfair, Brother Zhu!” 

Unfair? He clearly knows that I am a girl!

Jia Qizhe frowned slightly too. “Indeed.” 

Indeed? Really, indeed? Even Jia Qizhe is going against me!

But she thought of an idea. “Fine, the five of you can split two rooms amongst yourselves! I’ll share a room with Xiao Qi!”

“What?” Murong Zuoyu’s eyes narrowed. “You two?”

“Yes!’ Gu Qingyu was bold. “I am her husband!” 

At that line, Jia Qizhe’s fingers twitched, Mo Bai’s smile froze, Qi Yichen spat out his tea. Qi Wan lowered his head and shrugged, Murong Zuoyu’s jaw dropped and Xiao Qi turned away looked up to the sky, her face flushed red. Murong Zuoyu saw Xiao Qi’s red face and believed that she was embarrassed! Actually, her face was red from all the giggles she was holding!

“Is that right, Xiao Qi?” Gu Qingyu boldly walked to Xiao Qi’s side, approached her in a flirtatious manner. Ah, never knew Xiao Qi can be used like this!

Xiao Qi coughed, “Xiao Fan should stop joking with me.” This looks like denial.

Gu Qingyu’s face changed and said in feigned disappointment, “My beloved wife! Is that how you treat your husband?” 

She clenched her chest in grief.“Ah! My heart! This pain would rip it apart!” A sickening chill went down everyone's’ spines, they could spit out their dinner!

Xiao Qi helplessly shook her head. “I…” At that moment, she felt a very different aura! 

She turned and saw the other three men, except Murong Zuoyu, almost pleading with her with their eyes…

“I’m sorry, my dear!” Xiao Qi spoke out, defeated. Could she deny it? Could she? The answer was no. Definitely not. The surprise on Murong Zuoyu’s face was apparent, his mouth was almost in the shape of an ‘O’.

“Please close your mouth.” Qi Wan commented. “...What’s next is even more horrifying!’

Murong Zuoyu looked at Qi Wan coldly and Qi Wan sheepishly shrugged her shoulders.

Gu Qingyu laughed deviously. “Hahaha, it is good to know when you’re wrong! I forgive you!” Forgive? Xiao Qi was speechless. Forgive? Why did she need to be forgiven? Who was supposed to forgive who!

“My dear, let’s go!” Gu Qingyu patted Xiao Qi’s head ‘lovingly’, holding her waist. Xiao Qi lowered her head in defeat again. Murong Zuoyu’s jaw dropped again. Oh my! Why! Why was he acting more and more abnormal after meeting this ‘Zhu Fan’? Where was his old cool and noble self?! As he lamented, he began to miss the boring palace. Qi Wan and the rest looked at Xiao Qi sympathetically and mourned her fate in their hearts. Sorry! We will remember you forever!

Gu Qingyu and Xiao Qi finally went upstairs. 

“I will take a room with Mo Bai, Qi Yichen, you’re with Murong Zuoyu.” Jia Qizhe spoke flatly.

The ignored Qi Wan was annoyed. “What about me?”

“There’s a stable in the backyard.” Murong Zuoyu said coldly. Honestly, none of them liked Qi Wan!

Just then, an excited voice rang out. “Come, Qi Wan! You can join us tonight!”

The others were flabbergasted. Gu Qingyu added a line internally. Tonight we will discuss your money in much detail!


Gu Qingyu sat beside the window and looked outside.

“Xiao...Xiao Yu…” Xiao Qi spoke weakly.

Gu Qingyu replied flatly, “Yeah?”

Xiao Qi gulped. “Xiao Yu, what are you doing…”

“I am admiring the view!” Gu Qingyu replied.

Xiao Qi was about to cry. Young Miss! If you were just admiring the view then just do so! Don’t make it like you’re really ‘sad’! Besides...Besides, you said you’re admiring the view...But that window is closed!

“Xiao Yu, that window is closed…” Xiao Qi weakly gulped again.

Gu Qingyu nodded. “It is warm in here.”

Warm? Then why is the window still closed? Xiao Qi could not comprehend what was going on!

“Xiao Yu, then why don’t you open the window…”

Gu Qingyu turned her head, giving her a sad look. “I can’t open it!”

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