The Husky and His White Cat Shizun - Chap 149
“…” Chu Wanning was speechless.
Mo Ran: “…”
Almost in a panic, Chu Wanning suddenly crawled up with an unknown strength. His lips were slightly trembling, and his face was alternating between green and white and red. He seemed to be extremely shocked, and also seemed to be frightened.
The awe-inspiring Elder Yu Heng was actually, actually, truly frightened.
Mo Ran’s heart was in a mess. He was very uneasy. He clutched his aching chest and sat up. He carefully said, “Shizun …”
As if his tail had been stepped on, Chu Wanning took a big step back.
It must have been hard on him. To think that he could open his phoenix eyes so wide.
[Looks like he’s really shocked …]
Mo Ran smiled bitterly. “I’m sorry, I’m not … I …”
But he didn’t know what to say.
On the other hand, Chu Wanning’s mind was in a state of shock. What am I? What am I not? Why would Mo Ran react? Could it be that he was mistaken? But if there was no reaction, was it usually so hard and big? That would be …
Suddenly, he thought of that damned ranking board. There were four words written on it.
It was definitely not an ordinary item …
Chu Wanning’s face was completely red. Seeing that Mo Ran still wanted to say something, he suddenly raised his hand and said, “Don’t say anything. Go back.”
Mo Ran only thought that he had made his master unhappy, so how could he stay any longer? He endured the pain and got up. When he got up, he maintained a half-kneeling position and said in a low voice, “Shizun, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it.”
“…” Chu Wanning looked at him with a complicated expression. He looked like he was thinking about a lot of things, but in fact, he wasn’t thinking about anything at all. His brain was already stuck on the words “definitely not a vulgar thing” and wouldn’t turn around.
After Mo Ran left, Chu Wanning stood in place for a long time.
The fine hairs on his arms stood on end, and he seemed to be in a daze.
He suddenly recalled that a long time ago, when they had gone to the Jincheng Pool to ask for a sword, Mo Ran had accidentally tripped while soaking in the hot spring. At that time, he had also accidentally bumped into him, but the time they had spent together was too short. Chu Wanning wasn’t sure if he had sensed wrongly, but just now, Mo Ran had personally apologized. It wasn’t intentional, which meant that just now, he had really … felt desire … and it wasn’t his imagination.
Although he knew that men would sometimes be aroused by the sight in front of them, which was normal, Chu Wanning asked himself honestly, he did not feel that he was attractive in any way. There were many people in the world who were more handsome than him. Could it be that Mo Ran would like him to be sweaty and have messy hair?
… What was there to see?
Although she was confused, the goosebumps between her legs didn’t fade away for a long time. Even through her clothes, it seemed so alive and so ferocious.
In the midst of all these jumbled thoughts, he suddenly had an untimely thought.
He couldn’t help but think, if such a scourge was released, who would be able to withstand it …
Chu Wanning gloomily gritted his teeth, but the flush on his face couldn’t go away, and the content of his phoenix eyes blurred and messy.
It was like he had a fever and was entangled by the heat.
After standing outside for a long time, he returned to the room. Chu Wanning undid his hair bun, biting the hair band between his lips and teeth. He raised his hand to gather his long hair, and then tied it tightly into a ponytail.
He breathed a sigh of relief and looked up at himself in the bronze mirror.
His phoenix eyes were narrow, and when he wasn’t smiling, there was always a sense of dignity and ruthlessness, which was not likable.
The bridge of his nose was not too high, the curve was gentle, and the outline was not very vivid, which was not likable.
His mouth …
Forget it, this mouth was the same as the words that came out of it, very thin, cold in color, without any warmth, of course it was not likable.
Who knew what was wrong with Mo Ran, to have such passion.
Chu Wanning had always been extremely conservative and inflexible when it came to matters of the heart. He knew very little, and that kind of licentious book would dirty his fingertips even if he touched it, so he stared at the mirror and pondered for a long time, but still couldn’t figure anything out.
Then he might as well not think about it. Elder Yu Heng, who had never experienced love before, thought to himself. After all, it wasn’t necessarily that a man’s body would only react when he was in love. Perhaps this was just a coincidence.
The next day, Xue Zhengyong and Madam Wang stood in front of the mountain gate early in the morning, waiting for the other three people to arrive. The first person to arrive was Xue Meng. He usually wore the Bluesilver Soft Armor of the Pinnacle of Life and Death, which always made him appear sharp and fierce.
But today, he was wearing an elegant and solemn ceremonial robe, and his hair was combed simply, leaving only a jasper hairpin. His entire temperament was somewhat different. He was graceful, luxurious, and elegant.
Seeing his parents, he actually felt a bit embarrassed. He tugged at the corner of his sleeve and said, “Father, mother.”
Xue Zhengyong couldn’t help but praise, “Meng ‘er is really beautiful. You’re practically carved from the same mold as your mother.”
Madam Wang’s pair of beautiful eyes drooped. Her face was probably a bit red from her husband’s praise.
She waved her hand at Xue Meng and said, “Come, Meng ‘er, come here.”
Xue Meng stood in front of her. She looked up at him for a while, her eyes seemed to be filled with the passing of time. After a while, she lightly sighed, “This set of clothes suits you. It makes your skin look white. It’s very good.”
Xue Meng smiled, “Isn’t it because my mother gave birth to me well?”
“You only know how to talk nonsense, just like your father.” Madam Wang said, somewhat rueful, “In the blink of an eye, it’s already been twenty years …”
Xue Meng seemed to have guessed what she was going to say next. Suddenly, his smile froze, and he subconsciously took half a step back.
But what was the use of this half step? He still couldn’t avoid his mother’s nagging.
Sure enough, Madam Wang pulled him and said earnestly, “Meng ‘er, today we’re going to the Confucian Wind Sect to congratulate Young Master Nangong. Look, you’re about the same age as him. Isn’t it about time to talk about marriage?”
“Mother, I haven’t thought about getting married yet … I don’t have anyone I like …” Xue Meng muttered.
“Mother knows you don’t have anyone you like, so when you go to this banquet, you have to pay more attention to other girls. They don’t have to be rich, noble, or beautiful. As long as they’re not bad and you like them, mother will definitely take care of it for you and find someone to act as a matchmaker. ”
Xue Meng’s face reddened, “We haven’t even started dating yet. Mother, why are you directly thinking about matchmaking?”
“Mother is just mentioning it …”
“But I don’t like anyone. Mother, look at those girls we met in the cultivation world. None of them are as beautiful as me. If I were to marry them, wouldn’t I be the one to lose out? I won’t marry them, I won’t marry them, I won’t marry them. ” Xue Meng shook his head like a rattle-drum. Suddenly, he had a bright idea and said, “Besides, why are you only urging me? Mo Ran is a year older than me. Why aren’t you worried about him? There’s also my master — ”
“What kind of realm is Elder Yu Heng? Can you compare yourself to him? ” Madam Wang was a bit amused, “Alright, I won’t force you. Mother is just saying. I want you to pay attention, but if you really don’t like anyone, then forget it. Do you think I’ll tie you up and force you to do the wedding ceremony? ”
Xue Zhengyong pondered for a while, then said, “But I think Meng ‘er is right. Last time, I mentioned the matter of a Dao companion to Yu Heng.”
“Ah?” Xue Meng was very surprised to hear this, “Father, you mentioned this to Master? He didn’t fall out with you? ”
“He did.” Xue Zhengyong smiled bitterly, “He kicked me out.”
Madam Wang, “…”
Xue Meng laughed out loud, “I knew it. My Master has the bones of an immortal. If he’s not a Sky God, then he’s better than one. A person like him has already cut off all feelings and desires. What’s the point of having a Dao companion?”
Xue Zhengyong sighed, clearly still unwilling to give up. Just as he was about to argue with his son, Madam Wang suddenly covered her mouth with her sleeve and said softly, “Husband, don’t say anymore. Elder Yu Heng is here.”
In the morning fog that had yet to disperse, Chu Wanning slowly walked over on the wet limestone floor. His robe was loose, and his sleeves fluttered in the wind.
He was wearing an embroidered robe. The robe was moon-white in color, and the edges were covered with golden threads. As he moved, the golden threads faintly flowed under the sunlight. His hair was tied up with a white jade hairpin, and the end of the hairpin was inlaid with a plum blossom carved from a ruby. His entire person was dyed with dignity in his simplicity, and there was a hint of aloofness in his coldness.
At that moment, Xue Zhengyong suddenly felt powerless. He opened his mouth and closed it.
He thought that Xue Meng was right.
What kind of woman would be placed next to such a person so that she would not be drowned by his brilliance and be covered by dust because of his aura?
The Sky God walked to the mortal world and stood in front of the mountain gate. He frowned and glanced at Xue Zhengyong.
“Haha, Yu Heng, the robe fits you well.”
Chu Wanning raised his hand, and a sachet with complicated patterns and patterns swayed in the air. He said, “The sachet that came with the ceremonial robe is a little different from the usual ones.”
“Ah, that was made according to Linyi’s rope technique. What’s wrong?”
The high and mighty Sky God Daoist frowned slightly and said, “It’s too difficult. I don’t know how to do it. Please give me some pointers.”
Xue Zhengyong was speechless.
He taught Chu Wanning three times, but Chu Wanning still could not get around the knot. In the end, he simply gave up. Xue Meng could not bear to watch any longer. He volunteered to help his Master tie the sachet. He put it on his waist in a few seconds. Chu Wanning looked at him and was surprised. He praised, “Not bad.”
Xue Zhengyong could not help but change his mind. He thought, heavens, if this kind of person did not have a Dao companion, wouldn’t he die in the end because he could not take care of himself?
After a while, Mo Ran also came. His complexion was not too good. Yesterday, Chu Wanning’s kick was too fierce. He was too embarrassed to ask someone to heal him. Others would definitely ask him who kicked him. He could not say that he was the one who took advantage of Elder Yu Heng, could he?
He could only meditate and heal himself. Now, he finally felt better. His chest was not hurting so much that it was difficult to breathe.
However, he saw Chu Wanning standing beside Xue Zhengyong, quietly waiting for him. This man was wearing a moon-white suit embroidered with golden silk. His collar was pressed high. He was both ascetic and solemn. What a proper and handsome man.
Mo Ran felt his chest move. He finally managed to straighten his breath, but it seemed to be interrupted again. He could not breathe and was in a mess.
This was really terrible. He fell in love with a man he definitely could not fall in love with. He swore that he would never touch a man again.
The old man who had been reborn for two lifetimes was really like a young man in his early twenties. He was young and impulsive. He felt that the world was in chaos just because of a look or a change of clothes from the person he loved. From then on, happiness was related to him, sadness was related to him, heartbeat was related to him, and breathing was related to him. Even the moonlight shining into the window lattice, the ant walking alone in the moonlight, and the stamen that attracted the ant were related to that person.
He felt tormented and sullen in this kind of love.
Because every flower and leaf was his, but he could not get them. He could not pluck them.
Damn it, the human world was making things difficult for him everywhere.
Xue Zhengyong handed over the sect’s affairs to Elder Tanlang for the time being. He took the invitation card and set off with his wife.
Whenever Chu Wanning went out, as long as they were not in a rush, they would usually take a carriage. This time was no exception. The group leisurely followed the official road to Linyi. Along the way, they went sightseeing. When they encountered some small monsters, they would help to get rid of them.
After traveling for more than ten days, they finally arrived at Dai City.
Dai City was famous for its rouge. Once they reached the city, Xue Zhengyong took Madam Wang to buy some rouge. Xue Meng felt that they were an old married couple, so he rubbed his goosebumps and refused to follow them. He first found a tea stall with Chu Wanning and sat down while waiting for their parents to come back.
Revisiting the old place, the three of them felt a little emotional.
Xue Meng said, “It’s a pity that Shi Mei is not here. Otherwise, it would be exactly the same as six years ago when we were seeking the sword. We could even go to the top of Xuying Peak to play.”
Mo Ran laughed, “Aren’t you afraid that the fake Gouchen is still waiting there? When he sees you, he will drag you to the bottom of the lake to reminisce.”
Speaking of the fake Gouchen, Chu Wanning frowned, “He doesn’t seem to have made any moves in the past five years.”
Mo Ran said, “It’s hard to say. There were a few big incidents, but they were all unsolved cases related to Shenwu. I suspect that he is the culprit, but I have no evidence.”
Xue Meng played with the cup in his hand and looked at Mo Ran, “I feel that those unsolved cases have nothing to do with him. Think about it, a few years ago, he tried his best to find the Essence Spiritual Body. You are the Essence of the Wood Spirit, so he chased after you to harm you. Therefore, he should be looking for people, not weapons. ”
Chu Wanning said, “But in the past five years, there have been no cases of living people disappearing continuously.”
Mo Ran raised his hand and said, “I didn’t encounter any encirclement or trap either. However, it’s also possible that my whereabouts have been uncertain in the past five years, so he doesn’t know where I am. ”
The three of them pondered in silence until the Lady Boss delivered the tea leaves and fruits they ordered. Xue Meng scratched his head and said, “Do you guys think that he did too many bad things and burned himself to death by playing with fire?”
“Don’t look at me like that. Normally, evil spells can easily backfire,” Xue Meng mumbled, “Otherwise, why hasn’t he done anything in the past five years?”
Mo Ran suddenly said, “There is one possibility.”
“Look, Shizun hasn’t done anything in the past five years.”
Before Mo Ran could finish his sentence, Xue Meng knocked him with his chopsticks, “What do you mean? Are you suspecting that the fake Gouchen is Shizun? ”
“… Can you wait for me to finish?” Mo Ran said helplessly, “I’m just giving an example. I’m thinking that if the theft of Shenwu has nothing to do with the fake Gouchen, then he really hasn’t done anything big in the past five years. Then, is it possible that he’s like Shizun and has to stay in a certain place for some reason, such as being injured or some other reason? ”
When he said this, he suddenly thought of something and was stunned.
Mo Ran shook his head at first, as if he didn’t believe this thought of his. However, after hesitating for a moment, he mumbled, “Master Huaizui …”
In the past five years, he didn’t know about the other experts, but it was obvious that there was one person who was trapped in the Red Lotus Pavilion like Chu Wanning and never left.
However, this thought was too disrespectful. No matter what, Master Huaizui had taught Chu Wanning before. Mo Ran didn’t know what kind of feelings his Shizun had for Huaizui, so he didn’t dare to be too rash.
Chu Wanning said, “There’s no need to think about it. It can’t be him.”
He said it casually, but there was no hesitation in his words.
Mo Ran immediately nodded. Since Chu Wanning wasn’t willing to talk about the past when he studied under Huaizui, then he wouldn’t force him to ask.
He continued to think, “Then, are there any other experts who haven’t shown up in the past five years?”
“Lonemoon’s Sect Leader, Jiang Xi.” Xue Meng said, “During the Soul Mountain Conference, all the Sect Leaders were present. He was the only one who didn’t come because he was sick and rarely showed up.”
Mo Ran laughed, “That’s your mother’s Shixiong, right? Are you suspecting him? ”
Chu Wanning said, “Jiang Xi thinks highly of himself. He was never willing to be under the Confucian Wind Sect at Lonemoon’s Night, so ever since Nangong Liu became the Head of the Ten Great Sects, he didn’t go to any of the gatherings, not just in the past five years.”
“Then he didn’t.” Xue Meng said, “Sigh, forget it. If you can’t figure it out, then don’t think about it. There are too few clues. My head hurts from thinking about it.”
At this time, Madam Wang and Xue Zhengyong came back. It was already late, so the five of them prepared to find a place to stay in Dai City.
Xue Meng said, “I know a good inn that even has a hot spring pool.”
Mo Ran was speechless.
He didn’t need to think to know which inn Xue Meng was talking about. Wasn’t it the inn where they stayed when they were young?
Back then, when he was soaking in the hot spring, he fell into Chu Wanning’s arms without thinking …
Thinking about this, he couldn’t help but cough lightly and silently turn his face away. He didn’t want others to see the slight blush and expectation in his eyes, but his heart couldn’t help but beat faster.
Xue Meng was a person who always exaggerated a little. He would do his best to support the things he liked, but he wouldn’t give them a chance to make a comeback. But as the saying goes, no one knows a son better than his father. Xue Zhengyong felt that he could only believe half of his son’s words, so he asked Mo Ran, “Ran ‘er has stayed in that inn before, right? What do you think?”
Mo Ran coughed twice again and didn’t dare to look directly at his uncle, “… It’s not bad.”
“Then let’s stay there.” Xue Zhengyong made the decision. Mo Ran’s palms were sweating, and his fingertips were slightly curled because of the throbbing in his heart.
He lowered his head and seemed to be docile and gentle as he said, “Mm.” But in his heart, he was thinking, “Can I … take a bath with Shizun like back then …”
He couldn’t help but recall Chu Wanning’s tall and handsome body in the hazy steam. The lines of his body were sharp and tight, full of tempting tension.
But if he really took a bath with Chu Wanning, in the hazy steam, could he really resist?
After they finished discussing where to go, the others had already stood up. Xue Meng finished eating the peanuts in his hand and also stood up. He turned his head to look at his cousin who was still sitting in the same place with an unfathomable expression.
“What’s wrong, let’s go?”
Mo Ran’s expression was a little strange. Maybe it was because of the setting sun, but his handsome face seemed to be a little red.
He reached out to pour himself another cup of tea and insisted on not standing up. Instead, he continued to sit there awkwardly. He coughed a few times and said, “… We ordered so much, but we still haven’t finished it. It’s a waste. You guys go first, I know the way. I’ll come back after drinking the tea.”