Chapter 180 (Part 2) Returning to the country
After returning, Jia Lan knocked on Feng Qi Qi’s door and conveyed Feng Cang’s words. At the end, Jia Lan’s face was somewhat hot and he sent a very uncomfortable look at Feng Qi Qi.
“What’s wrong?” Feng Qi Qi raised her head and looked at Jia Lan. “Did Cang have something else to say?”
“He told me to tell you that he misses you.” While saying this, Jia Lan blushed like a cooked shrimp, making Su Mei and Su Yue laugh. “Our guye[1. Guye: son-in-law, used by wife’s family] lets you convey words, why are you blushing?!”
“I…” Being made fun of by Su Mei and Su Yue made Jia Lan feel a bit embarrassed. “I haven’t been such a messenger before, so…”
“Oh, so you’re shy?” Su Mei flew forward and went to Jia Lan. “Tsk, tsk. I didn’t expect that you're so thin-skinned. How would you get a wife in the future?”
“Unless I leave Master’s division and live a normal life, I won’t be taking a wife.” Jia Lan said these words very seriously, but it made Su Mei laugh. “What does that have to do with us if you do or don't take a wife? Why be so serious? Really muddle-headed!”
“I’ll leave first…” In order to avoid being made fun of again, Jia Lan ‘ran’ out of Feng Qi Qi’s room.
“So funny. He’s shy, miss!”
From afar, Su Mei’s voice reached Jia Lan’s ears and made his face burn even more. So strange. Why did this happen? Could it be the weather is too hot?
Feng Qi Qi let Su Yue carry Xiao Mi to her (FQQ) room and let her sleep on her (FQQ) bed. Feng Qi Qi was afraid that she would get a fever at night, so she woke up several times. Only when it was dawn did she fall asleep.
Four days later, when Xiao Mi stood in front of the residents of the island, their eyes were wide as they looked at Xiao Mi.
“Xiao Mi’s cleft lips is gone! Xiao Mis’ cleft lips is gone!” Some children circled Xiao Mi and began to shout. Now, the residents believed in Feng Qi Qi’s skills. One by one, they requested Feng Qi Qi to treat them.
“Grandpa!” Xiao Mi was being carried by Master Taixu. When he saw the light scar on Xiao Mi’s lip, the elder was very happy. “Girl, thank you! I don’t know how to thank you!”
“Don’t be so polite. I still need to thank you and Xiao Mi for believing and supporting me!”
A moment later, Feng Qi Qi made a list and arranged the order for those who needed the surgery. Everyday, there would be four surgeries. In addition, Feng Qi Qi also wrote down the post-surgery care and sent it around the island to let the residents know how to take care after the surgery.
For a period of time afterwards, Feng Qi Qi was busy from morning to night. Everyday, she had to do four surgeries and also had to check the recovery of the patients. The days were busy and satisfying. And her belly looked like a ball. Everyday, it was different.
In a blink of an eye, two and a half months had passed. Feng Qi Qi’s belly was already more than eight months. At the beginning, the surgeries were done by her. Later on, she handed them over to Jia Lan and Jin Mo. Jin Mo was originally a doctor. His skills were excellent. After training for a period of time, Jia Lan could also perform the surgeries.
After this period of hard work, those people who'd suffered from cleft lips were now cured. Many people had recovered. Feng Qi Qi’s popularity soared in Penglai Island and became the female holy doctor in the eyes of the residents.
“Cang, am I not very powerful?” At the river of forgetfulness located near the waterfall, Feng Qi Qi sat on a rock on the shore and looked at Feng Cang.
At first, she couldn’t get accustomed to the smell of the river of forgetfulness, but she couldn’t stop her yearning for Feng Cang. Every few days, she would come visit Feng Cang and gradually adapted to the smell of the river of forgetfulness.
“Of course, my Qing Qing is powerful.” Feng Cang was in the water, but his hand was on Feng Qi Qi’s bulged belly. Feng Qi Qi said that when the child is in the mother’s womb, the child would be born more clever if the father talked more to the child. So, every time Feng Qi Qi came over, Feng Cang would put his hand on Feng Qi Qi’s belly and chat to the child.
“Cang, persist for a few more days. Then you can be liberated! Do you know? Without you at my side, I can’t rest well at night!” Feng Qi Qi pouted and acted cute, making Feng Cang feel as sweet as if he had eaten honey. “Qing Qing, it has been hard on you! You had to take care of yourself and those patients. I couldn’t be at you side, letting you suffer!”
“I didn’t suffer! As long as you’re healthy, I wouldn’t feel that I’ve suffered! Don’t you think so, baby?!” When Feng Qi Qi spoke, the child in her womb also moved. Feng Qi Qi smiled proudly at Feng Cang, “See, the child agrees with me!”
Because she was heavily pregnant, the femininity of Feng Qi Qi was more intense, making Feng Cang dazed. “Qing Qing, you’re so beautiful!”
If it wasn’t because he was still inside the river of forgetfulness, Feng Cang would certainly couldn’t help himself from kissing Feng Qi Qi. It was just, now the beauty was in front of him, but he couldn’t do anything. This made Feng Cang wish even more that time could pass faster. It had been a long time since he last hugged Feng Qi Qi. The loneliness of soaking every day in the river of forgetfulness was very difficult to bear.
“Cang, I and the baby will wait for you!” Feng Qi Qi reached her hand and put it on Feng Cang’s big hand. Her eyes were full of determination. “Persisting is victory. We will wait for you!”
Feng Qi Qi’s words were like a tranquilizer and became the driving force behind Feng Cang. The time flew. It was finally the 81th day. Feng Cang came out of the river of forgetfulness. Feng Qi Qi, Jin Mo and the others waited at a side to meet him.
“Cang…” Feng Qi Qi wanted to jump into Feng Cang’s arms but was stopped by him. “My body smells. After I take a bath I will let you hug me!”
Seeing that Feng Cang was still concerned about his image at this moment, Feng Qi Qi chuckled. She quickly returned with Feng Cang. Warm water had long been prepared. Feng Cang took a very long bath. After he thought that the smell on his body was clean did he change into clean clothes.
When he saw Feng Qi Qi again, he didn’t wait for her to come over, Feng Cang already went to her and hugged her.
It was just, when he held Feng Qi Qi, Feng Cang felt a bit uncomfortable. After searching for a long time, he discovered that this kind of uncomfortableness was because a big ‘obstacle’ was caught in the middle of them . This made Feng Cang laugh. “It seemed that in the future, I can only hold Qing Qing from behind!”
“Did I get fat very ugly? I was afraid that you can’t hug me anymore!” Feng Qi Qi’s small face blushed. Although, she was saying this, but her eyes showed pride. Except from those things she couldn’t adapt to in the beginning, now, she enjoyed being a pregnant woman very much.
Not waiting for Feng Qi Qi to finish, Feng Cang carried her. “No matter how heavy you are, I will be able to carry you! Moreover, I’m happy to carry my wife and child!”
Everyone was happy for the lovers who had experienced those things together. Master Taixu checked Feng Cang’s body happily. Then, he stroked his beard smilingly, “The Forget Love on your body had been removed. In the future, you wouldn’t be disturbed by the fetal poison anymore!”
Hearing these words, Feng Cang stood up and deeply bowed at Master Taixu. “Thank you, elder!”
“The one who need to say thank you is me! Thanks to girl, the disease that had plagued our Penglai Island for so many years had been treated. I should be the one thanking you!”
Master Taixu knew that after Feng Cang’s illness is cured, it was the time for them to leave. Although, after getting along this period of time, Master Taixu had a good impression of Feng Qi Qi and would love it if they stayed a while more, but Feng Qi Qi was about to give birth. Plus, the fact that there is a child gu on the child and they still had to bring the child to Nan Feng, so, Master Taixu didn’t retain them.
After resting for a day, Feng Cang and Feng Qi Qi bid farewell to Master Taixu.
When the inhabitants of the island learned that the female holy doctor was about to leave, they came to Nuwa temple to pay their gratitude to Feng Qi Qi. Later they spontaneously brought various food from their homes and prepared fresh water for them.
After getting on the boat did Feng Qi Qi discover that Jia Lan was also on board. She was a bit surprised. “Jia Lan, are you not staying on Penglai Island?”
“I want to send you back to the mainland! The boatman had only been here once and didn’t know how to sail. He needs someone to guide him!”
After Jia Lan said this Feng Qi Qi nodded. When the boat left Penglai Island, the people of the island waved at Feng Qi Qi’s group. Only after the boat was far away did the crowd reluctantly left.
On the way back, Feng Cang’s hand no longer showed tremors. After Jin Mo checked Feng Cang, he was surprised to find out that the residual of the gu poison had also disappeared. This news made Feng Qi Qi and Feng Cang very happy.
Originally, they thought that they had to go to Nan Feng and let the chief of Qiang tribe solve Feng Cang’s residual poison. They didn’t expect after soaking in the river of forgetfulness, the last remains of the poison was also gone. To Feng Cang, this was the best news.
The boat sailed for a month before it reached the mainland. They had encountered several big storms on the way. Fortunately, there was Jia Lan. So, they were able go through safely.
The boat finally docked at the port of Dong Lu. Feng Cang and the others had just came ashore when a soldier came forward. “Are you the regent and princess Zhen Guo?!”
This soldier was wearing the military uniform of Bei Zhou. The moment he saw Feng Cang, he immediately knelt. “Welcome regent! Welcome princess Zhen Guo!”
A short while later, Nalan Xin rushed over. Nalan Xin became very excited after seeing Feng Cang. He immediately bowed in front of Feng Cang. “Wangye,[2. Wang/wangye: first-rank prince] you’ve returned!”
“Get up!” Seeing Nalan Xin acting like this, Feng Cang naturally knew that Nalan Xin had seized Dong Lu. He was indeed the man he favored.
When he saw Feng Qi Qi’s large belly, Nalan Xin was obviously a bit ‘scared’. He was used to seeing Feng Qi Qi’s graceful figure. He was a bit unaccustomed now that she'd become like this.
Feng Cang and Feng Qi Qi were welcomed into the estuary. Nalan Xin reported the current situation of Dong Lu. Now, there were no longer Dong Lu and Xi Qi in this mainland. Only Bei Zhou and Nan Feng were left.
After she heard that Ming Yue Cheng had captured Xi Qi and that Longze Jing Tian abandoned the city to escape, Feng Qi Qi laughed. “Didn’t think that Ming Yue Cheng was also such a fierce character! What about Shangguan Wu Ji?”
Hearing Feng Qi Qi mention Shangguan Wu Ji, Nalan Xin sighed in pity. “Shangguan Wu Ji committed suicide by cutting his throat…”
“What?” This result was beyond Feng Qi Qi’s expectations. She didn’t expect that Shangguan Wu Ji would commit suicide. “How could this be?”
“Shangguan Wu Ji was defeated at great general’s hands. Great general wanted to persuade Shangguan Wu Ji to surrender, but after Xi Qi was vanquished, Shangguan Wu Ji committed suicide. He said that he couldn’t protect Xi Qi, he was ashamed to face his ancestors…”
Nalan Xin’s words made Feng Qi Qi silent. When she thought about the time when she had first come to Bei Zhou and how Shangguan Wu Ji carefully looked after her and once wanted to elope with her; that simple young man actually used his own blood to write the word ‘loyalty’. Why was he so foolish?!
Anyone could see that Feng Qi Qi was in a bad mood. Nalan Xin retreated silently. Feng Cang stood behind Feng Qi Qi. His big hand hugged her from behind.
“Are you sad for general Shangguan?”
“Mm!” Feng Qi Qi honestly nodded. She saw Shangguan Wu Ji as a friend. Although Xi Qi and Bei Zhou’s standpoint were different and made them couldn’t help but stand on the opposite side of each other, but she had never thought that such a result would occur.
Why did he have to use such a way to end his life? He obviously had more choices! He really was foolish!
“Qing Qing, everyone has his own choice. For example, he chose to be loyal. Another example, Longze Jing Tian chose to flee…” Feng Cang didn’t eat vinegar after seeing Feng Qi Qi grieve for Shangguan Wu Ji. How could he not know her thoughts?! She saw Shangguan Wu Ji as a friend. Now, she had lost this friend. It was only human that Feng Qi Qi was feeling sad.
It was just, Feng Cang was more sensible than Feng Qi Qi and also understood Shangguan Wu Ji more than her. That man had chosen suicide to end his short life. Presumably, half of it was to follow his vanquished country Xi Qi. The other half was because he couldn’t get the woman he loved. So, his heart had long dried up and had been waiting for an opportunity to free himself of the worldly worries!
Because Feng Qi Qi would be nine months pregnant soon, they didn’t stay too long because the time of birth was approaching. They only rested for two days. Then, they took a carriage and drove to Bei Zhou’s capital Yan. Jia Lan didn’t follow Feng Qi Qi to Yan. Instead, he bid them farewell and boarded the boat back to Penglai Island.
On the way, Feng Cang was a bit nervous. Jin Mo told him about all the problems that could arise when a woman gives birth. Originally, he wanted Feng Cang to be prepared. He didn’t expect that a ‘difficult birth’ scared Feng Cang. He was afraid that Feng Qi Qi would encounter things like a difficult birth. He feared the bumpy ride even more and that Feng Qi Qi would give birth on the road. So, the speed was slowed down. Feng Qi Qi’s safety came above everything else.
During this period, the fetal movements of Feng Qi Qi was particularly severe. Although the carriage was very comfortable, but her belly was too heavy, making her unable to sleep well at night. She could only rest intermittently during the day. Then, she would be awakened again by the fetal movements.
Seeing Feng Qi Qi feeling so uncomfortable, Feng Cang’s heart ached a lot. He wished that he could suffer on her behalf.
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