Chapter 310.1: SwayflowerOriginal and most updated translations are on volare. If this is being found anywhere else, it has been stolen. Don't support theft. :)
When Tang Doudou saw his reaction, she knew that her guess was on the mark.
She poured Jun Xin a cup of water, then poured a cup for herself. After taking a sip, she continued, "How could there be so many nephews? And for them to all be in Flowing Clouds Palace?"
Jun Xin's smile stiffened. This woman's line of thought really couldn't be classified as normal.
"This is the first part that's abnormal and illogical." Tang Doudou lifted a finger and shook it from side to side. "The second abnormal part was that Syndicate Leader He is only the leader of a second-rate syndicate, how could he have the guts to try and stop Flowing Clouds Palace, a first-rate power on the Jianghu?"
This was a pretty good reason. Jun Xin nodded with approval. "Perhaps he's actually very righteous or wished to take advantage of this chance to establish his reputation?"
"With how uncouth he looks, would he really be that righteous or intelligent?" Tang Doudou sneered as she rapped the table.
Jun Xin said, "You shouldn't judge people by their looks."
"But the eyes don't lie." Tang Doudou was certain. It was said that the eyes were the windows to one's soul. The lips and the face may lie, but the eyes wouldn't.
Jun Xin laughed. "Then continue your analysis?"
Tang Doudou happily continued. She dipped her finger in the water, then started talking excitedly as she drew.
Jun Xin looked at the thing she drew in the hazy candle light, then watched her expressive gestures for a while, before fixating his gaze on her face.
Tang Doudou was absorbed in her thought process so she didn't notice Jun Xin's expression.
On the tree outside, Mu Ye stood in the shadows as he looked through the window at the two people inside. His cold eyes flickered, then he turned and left.
Early morning the next day, Tang Doudou said goodbye to Syndicate Leader He, then started climbing Dream Mountain with Jun Xin.
The scenery on the mountain was impressive. The mountain was luxuriously green and the flowing streams were beautiful and sparkled in the sunlight. The midsummer air on this mountain was refreshing and clean.
Tang Doudou felt like her entire body was becoming lighter as she walked along the path. She took a deep breath, then remarked, "It's no wonder that those sons from rich families like coming here. If I had known earlier that there was a place like this, I would be enjoying myself here too."
Jun Xin pillowed his head with his arms as he leisurely walked behind her. He remarked with a disdainful tone, "How is this anything special? Once this little master has time, I'll bring you to Immortal Spirit Mountain and show you the true meaning of paradise on earth!"
"Haha, I'll hold you to that!"
"This little master has always kept his world." Jun Xin snapped off a twig and started gnawing on it. "Didn't you say that you wanted to find a place where no one knew you and start a restaurant? There's an Immortal Spirit Garrison at the foot of Immortal Spirit Mountain. It's isolated from the world and filled with abundant folk customs. It's very suitable for those who want to live in seclusion."Tang Doudou jolted slightly, then she nodded. "It's worth considering."
"Heh, if you're interested, I'll take you there right now!" When Jun Xin saw that she seemed interested, he hastily threw away the twig and started promoting this idea with even more enthusiasm. "To tell the truth, this little master is already tired of all the struggles for power on the Jianghu already. Why don't we go to Immortal Spirit Garrison and live in seclusion together?"
Black lines appeared on Tang Doudou's head. Lately, this guy has been suggesting that they elope every chance he got.
"Wait, isn't that Mu Ye?" Tang Doudou didn't feel like responding to him and just pointed in a direction in front before quickly turning a corner.
Helplessness flashed across Jun Xin's face. Although he had been joking this entire time, he had actually been paying a lot of attention to the surroundings. There was no one in the direction Tang Doudou had pointed.
However, when he walked over, Tang Doudou was nowhere in sight!
There was no way she could've disappeared so quickly on her own.
There were also no traces of struggle, which meant that she had gone of her own free will. The only person that she would possibly go with willingly at this time in Dream Mountain was Mu Ye.
Since he knew it was Mu Ye that took Tang Doudou away, he wasn't worried and just found a quiet place to lay down to enjoy the warm sunlight.
It was a very content day.
Jun Xin's guess was correct, Mu Ye was the one that brought Tang Doudou away.
Without a word, he carried her as he moved rapidly through the mountain. In just a few moments, they had arrived at a bamboo forest midway up Dream Mountain.
There were a few peach trees at the edge of the bamboo forest that were still blossoming. Thus, petals drifted through the air as the leaves rustled softly in the breeze. After glancing around, Tang Doudou noticed the two gravestones beneath a peach tree.
"Your parents' graves." Mu Ye glanced over. "Let's go."
Tang Doudou puffed up her cheeks and walked over awkwardly. She wasn't the real Li Xueyi after all. If they had really been her parents, perhaps she would have been able to feel something for them, but she didn't feel anything facing these cold gravestones. Hopefully they'd forgive her for not instinctively feeling sorrow.
When she got close, she saw that the writing on the gravestones were of the Wind Spirit Imperial Dynasty, so she couldn't read it.
"On the right is your mother, Jun Yuner's tomb. On the left is your father's, Li Shaoqing. Back then, they were viewed as the match made by the Heavens. Countless people had envied them. As of now, they're finally able to rest together in this Dream Mountain."
Tang Doudou silently sighed. This was a prime example of: if you're loveydovey in public, you'd die quick! What match made in Heaven and having a final rest together? Didn't Xiao Bai say that Su Yi wanted to revive Jun Yuner?
There was no way he could revive her without her corpse, right?
So the grave next to Li Shaoqing was probably empty.
However, Tang Doudou didn't plan to tell Mu Ye about this. Based on how much he seemed to respect them, if he found out that her grave was empty and that Jun Yuner's remains were in Su Yi's hands, he'd probably attack Cloud City for it.
Thus, she just went through the motions properly of kowtowing to the graves. Then she took the wine Mu Ye handed her and offered it to the dead. She knelt there silently for a few moments to mourn before getting up and looking towards Mu Ye.
Mu Ye naturally knew what she had come here for, so he turned and walked towards the bamboo forest.
Tang Doudou hastily followed after him.
Credits: Translated by Chiyomira
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