Alright, alright, the onlookers from the tavern could still get used to their singing.
Emboldened by the alcohol, Gu Qingyu sang, “Get up, get down. Put your hands up to the sound!”
Qi Wan followed along, “Get up, get down. Put your hands up to the sound!”
The onlookers shuddered.
“Get up! Get up! Get up! Get up! Put your hands up to the sound!” Gu Qingyu kept going.
For some reason, everyone’s heads started bobbing along with the singing.
"Put your hands up to the sound! Put your hands up! Put your hands up! Put your hands up!” Qi Wan continued the song.
Just when everyone thought Gu Qingyu was going to stop...
She tilted her head towards the sky as she suddenly yelled at double of her original volume, “Party rockers in the house tonight! Everybody just have a good time!”
Qi Wan amplified his voice too. “And we gon' make you lose your mind! Everybody just have a good time!”
“Party rockers in the house tonight! Everybody just have a good time!”
Eventually, Gu Qingyu finally closed the song. “And we gon' make you lose your mind! We just wanna see you… Shake that!”
After that, Gu Qingyu sobered up a little, partly from the cold wind, partly from the sheer catharsis of the song. She looked down, squinted a little, and finally saw the crowd that had gathered below.
“Eh? What’s wrong with all of you?” She waved sheepishly and her body swayed with the momentum. Qi Wan reached out and grabbed her before she lost her balance.
“Was my singing so beautiful that your titanium eyes are blinded by it?” Gu Qingyu said as she covered her red face in ‘embarrassment’.
Qi Wan said in a weak voice, “Boss, you’re drunk!”
“RUBBISH! You’re drunk!” Gu Qingyu glared at him.
“Okokok, I’m drunk, I’m drunk. Just hurry up and go to sleep!” Qi Wan tried to half-bluff, half-coax Gu Qingyu to go back downstairs.
Gu Qingyu rolled her eyes and snorted, a strong alcohol breath escaped her lips. “Are you treating me like a kid?!”
Right then, a gallant voice rang out, “You can go to sleep. Leave her to me.”
Light blue robes swayed in the wind, Jia Qizhe had joined them on the rooftop.
Qi Wan first looked at Gu Qingyu, then at Jia Qizhe. He broke into a knowing smile. “Brother Jia! Do whatever you want to do! I will support you forever! Fighting!”
Jia Qizhe scanned him. “I have a sudden desire to twist your head off your neck now, that’s all.”
“Nonono, don’t joke about things like that!” Qi Wan added before he leaped off the rooftop and back to solid ground. “Cheer on, Brother Jia!”
That comment infuriated Jia Qizhe, while Qian Cheng visibly cringed.
“Hahaha!” Gu Qingyu laughed, clearly still drunk.
“Have you had enough fun? If you did, then go back to sleep.” Jia Qizhe stared at Gu Qingyu.
The crowd dispersed at Mo Bai, Qi Yichen, Murong Zuoyu, and Xiao Qi’s directions. Qian Cheng also disappeared into the crowd. He thought Jia Qizhe and the rest of the party would go after him, so he made his escape.
Now, Gu Qingyu and Jia Qizhe were alone on the rooftop. It was very quiet, they could even hear the softest breeze. Jia Qizhe watched her, his eyes turned to half-moons. “So you had a sudden urge to drink tonight, huh?”
Gu Qingyu nodded sincerely. For some reason, the hairs on the back of her neck stood up at his comment.
“And you dragged Qi Wan along?” Then, Jia Qizhe’s voice turned very gentle. Very gentle. Strangely gentle. It was unsettling, his gentle voice concealed his cold, chilling nature.
“Hahahahaha…” Gu Qingyu was almost spooked back to sobriety. She laughed dryly and tried to smooth over the situation. “Ah! Fine weather today, isn’t it? The sun is shining so brightly!”
“It’s midnight already.” Jia Qizhe gave a ‘kind’ reminder.
“Ah! The sky is clear and the stars are shining so brightly!” Gu Qingyu said again, waving her hand.
Boom! Clap! Just as she finished, thunder roared through the air and needle-fine rain poured from the skies.
Jia Qizhe laughed deviously under the moonlight, “Brother Zhu, you went overboard today.”
“Huh?” Gu Qingyu looked at Jia Qizhe, her vision still blurry from the alcohol.
“Hehehe.” Jia Qizhe laughed in a low voice, “Brother Zhu, are you cold?”
Gu Qingyu sobered up even more from his sudden question. She was standing on a rooftop on a chilly night, and her clothes were nowhere near being thick enough to keep her warm in a thunderstorm. She nodded slowly as an answer to Jia Qizhe’s odd question.
“You still seem quite warm,” Jia Qizhe narrowed his eyes. “It’s good to take in more of this breeze.”
“Brother Jia, I should go now…” Gu Qingyu swallowed nervously. “Bye, good night…”
She turned around and in mid-stride, a scream tore from her lungs. “Ah!”
Jia Qizhe had grabbed her and hoisted her up into the air as he took flight on his dark blue wings. As Jia Qizhe flew higher and higher, Gu Qingyu was finally freed from the alcohol’s influence.
“Wah! Jia Qizhe, let me go!’ Gu Qingyu shivered in the cold wind. “I’m scared of heights…”
“Pff. Are you better now?” Jia Qizhe asked lazily above her.
Oh no! That tone! He is really upset, really really upset!
Gu Qingyu nodded profusely, her head bobbing non-stop. “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
“Sober?” Another slow line from him.
“Sober! Sober!” Gu Qingyu shivered from the cold, she could hear the clatter of her own teeth. Ah, what an unforgettable night!
Jia Qizhe gently lifted Gu Qingyu and pulled her into his arms. “Good, you’re finally awake.”
“Sob…” Gu Qingyu hugged Jia Qizhe tightly, all while sneezing and sniffling.
“Sigh.” Jia Qizhe lamented. “What do I do with you?”
As he said that, Gu Qingyu felt warm energy slowly melt into her body.
Was it from...Jia Qizhe?
In the night sky, his light blue robes and black long hair whipped in the wind. He was indescribably handsome. However, she was still cold. Gu Qingyu shuddered and slowly steadied herself.
“Are you better?” It was the same line and but care was mixed in his tone.
“Yes…” Gu Qingyu closed her eyes in a flutter, as she drifted off.
When she opened her eyes again, a white wall was in front of her. Her arms were sore, she had been lying on a table. On the table were a few sheets of white paper, a stack of documents and folders. There was a ballpoint pen as well. Wait! A ballpoint pen! Gu Qingyu shot up from her seat. Only then did she realise that she was dressed in a doctor’s standard white coat.
Someone entered the room “I’m here, Doctor Gu.”
“You…” Gu Qingyu looked at him, bewildered. That person had a familiar face, he was her supervisor in the modern world.
“What’s wrong, Doctor Gu? Are you feeling unwell today?” The supervisor stood before Gu Qingyu. He waved in front of her eyes with a gentle smile.
He looked to be in his twenties. For some reason, he looked identical to someone else, someone from a long time ago. A sudden sense of deja vu washed over Gu Qingyu.
“Nothing…” Gu Qingyu reacted quickly. “I’m good!”
“Good, then get to work.” The supervisor smiled. Gu Qingyu nodded and sat down.
Huh, didn’t I travel to the ancient world? Where are...Jia Qizhe, Qi Yichen, Mo Bai, Xiao Qi, Xie Zang, Murong Zuoyu and Yan Zun? I’m... back in the modern world?! No! I have to go back! They’re waiting for me!
Gu Qingyu stood up. Just then, another man walked in.
“You’re…” Gu Qingyu was shocked at the sight of his red robes and black shoulder-length hair. “Yan Zun? Why are you here? How did I come back here?!”
“You did not come back here.” Yan Zun’s lips curled into a faint smile. “You merely dreamt of this place.”
“This is a dream?” Gu Qingyu looked at Yan Zun, puzzled.
“It’s a recreation based on your memories,” Yan Zun shrugged nonchalantly. “Enjoy. I created this for you, as a reward from helping me all this while.”
Reward? This piece of rock actually knows how to give back.
Gu Qingyu nodded. “Then, you have my thanks! Cheers!”
“You’re welcome, mate.” Yan Zun sat down in one of the chairs with his arms crossed at his chest, relaxed and lackadaisical.
“Eh?” Gu Qingyu was taken aback. “You know that too! But... are you really gonna sit here?”
“Naturally.” Yan Zun grinned. “Don’t worry, they can’t see me.” “But I can!” Gu Qingyu widened her eyes. “Dude, this is really awkward!”
Suddenly, someone else entered the room.
“Doctor, something just happened…” A girl walked in and sat down directly across from Gu Qingyu. Gu Qingyu looked at Yan Zun, then glanced at the girl. She noticed the girl had not seen Yan Zun at all.
Alright, looks like this rock was right. Since this is a dream, then let’s savour it.
“What happened?” Gu Qingyu gave a professional, warm smile.
The girl’s face and lips were pale. “Recently, my friend broke off our friendship. The last time we talked, she called me a freak.”
Gu Qingyu flinched, she knew too many cases like this.
Gu Qingyu began her work. “Well, since she left you, then it is likely that she was never really true to you. Perhaps, she did enjoy your time together and that she was happy being friends with you. But now that she left because she couldn’t accept you for who you are, maybe you should look for other friends.”
She was reminded of herself. She was a cat demon. But Jia Qizhe, Qi Yichen, Mo Bai, Qi Wan, Xiao Qi...and even Yan Zun stayed by her. Shouldn’t I feel lucky for having such a big group of good friends?
The girl shook her head. “It’s useless. I don’t have the courage to face anyone else anymore.”
“When you eventually find real friends, you would feel that what you’ve faced in the past does not matter that much anymore.” Gu Qingyu shrugged.
“Try not to fear the uncertainties you feel right now. Instead, confront it with positivity. Be strong and find your true friends. There will be someone who will leave you with the most unforgettable and treasured memories.”
“Thank you, Doctor Gu!” The girl smiled earnestly and left the room.
“Not bad.” Yan Zun clapped from the side, smiling.
Gu Qingyu returned his smile. “Thank you, Yan Zun!”
“For what?” Yan Zun raised his eyebrows.
Gu Qingyu tilted her head as she beamed at him. “This is done by you, right? Did you arrange that girl too? Really, thank you, I know what you mean now!”Previous Chapter Next Chapter