This chapter was translated by Sian for https://nuttyisprocrasinating.wordpress.com only and edited by Din2.
By Qian Lu
The rustling wind was blowing the bamboo forest, the almost full moon was very bright, reflecting the water lake with clear and gleaming reflection. Several strand of bamboo leaves quietly floated down, and was tossing in between the ripples. The night was even quieter. For a long time, there was no sounds whatsoever, Murong Shu Qing was not anxious either, slowly pouring down the tea. The corner of her mouth still had that faint smile, it appeared that she did not say anything a moment ago, and was merely tasting the tea on her own under the moon, her face was comfortable.
When her hand was about to pour the second cup of tea, a white silhouette came out of the room that was not too far away from the bamboo forest, and flew over with an extremely quick speed. One could only see that the lake was slightly sweeping away to draw a ripple, and the person’s reflection already arrived in front of Murong Shu Qing.
Good skill, Murong Shu Qing was sighing in her heart. But her face was actually still smiling, and she used her hand to send off the green tea. The man was not courteous either, he reached his hand to take it, sat down, sniffed the tea, and tasted it smoothly. It seemed that they had practiced this for countless of times.
Afterwards, the man was leaning back to sit down, facing the moonlight, Murong Shu Qing was finally able to see the man’s appearance. Long and narrow eyes, with half-narrowed faint smile, very straight and stylish nose, and a thin and rosy lips that captured his ridiculing’s style. Under the cool moonlight, with a white dress, not only it did not make him looked cold and elegant, but also it showed a languid bearing from all over him. Murong Shu Qing felt that a red color would suit this beautiful man with his evil charmed. Maybe, with his daring and able skills, he was used to wear a white dress for a night walk!?
“Good tea! Long dan tea has this unique, sweet and rich tea fragrant, and also the elegant jasmine after taste.” The man’s hand was grasping the green tea, carelessly assessing (the tea), it seemed like he was the master of Sui Yuan.
“An Gongzi is visiting very late at night, I have to naturally treat you to a tea.” Murong Shu Qing lightly smiled, picked up the tea, lightly sniffed it, ah, good smell, Lu Yi’s technique in making the tea was better and better.
“You recognize me? Haha, interesting!” An Qin Xuan said with a smile and bright voice: “I say that how the Murong’s family can have any chance to bring down its own fortunes, as it turns out that Miss Murong is not revealing her own self ah!”
“An Gongzi is cracking a joke, you flatter me.”
“I flatter you?! These many years, I have made a mistake looking at you!” For the past many years, he had been watching the Murong family’s tendency, there was only an eldest son from the Murong’s family, he was already 16 years old when he had to return to his mother’s family who was from the Qi’s family, Qi Rui. It made him not paying any attentions in the past, who would have thought, that the pampered, reckless and hot-headed’s Murong Shu Qing was the real master of the Murong’s family. Hiding her strengths to this extend, and not revealing herself was fully deserving.
An Qin Xuan’s long, narrow and charmed eyes were roaming around, his big and tall figure was moving, and almost sticking on Murong Shu Qing’s face, the corner of his mouth showed an attractive and mischievous smile. This was also the first time that Murong Shu Qing was in a close range to appreciate this confused person’s face who took an unfair advantage on her, along with An Qin Xuan’s constant charmed temperament. She sighed in her heart, she felt that she had a dizzy feeling, this charmed at the moment, could really make people to be delirious ah!
Under the enveloping night scene, the cool breeze was liked romping and brushing, two people with white muslin dresses seemed to be intertwining together, the different was that the man had an evil and wanton charmed, the woman was refined and impressive. For a good while, Murong Shu Qing smiled lightly, with an unhurried voice as if a gentle cool breeze, she said: “There is nothing in this world that is fixed, what is more when it comes to a person!” If one could anticipate affairs of life, how could she be here! Every time when she recalled her paternal grandfather, parents, and older brothers who were so far away, her heart was still in pain, as if some ants were biting and gnawing on her, it was hard to feel peaceful.
Looking at the other person who had already left, turned her back on his, and he looked towards Murong Shu Qing who was smiling lightly at the moon, An Qin Xuan slightly narrowed his eyes, he flashed through a trace of suspicions, and appreciations. She was the first person who could look face to face at him for a long time, without getting blushed, the woman who did not retreat either. In a split second, she revealed her pain, as if a turnip was twisting on his body, in his heart.
Taking back his gaze, picking up the already cold tea, he toasted towards Murong Shu Qing: “It seems that I have gained a lot by returning this time.” The muffled and slightly hoarse’s male voice seemed to have a sex appeal under the moon.
Murong Shu Qing who was under the moon, did not turn around at all, the moonlight’s tonight was very fascinating, reaching out her hand to take the wind-borne and drifting bamboo leaves, she was fiddling with them: “An Gongzi, the purpose of your return today, is really not because of Shu Qing, right.”
Smart, it was really not because of her. Listening long ago, that the situation of the Murong’s family was fierce for the past few years, but the influence toward the An’s family was not too big. He returned this time because he heard some news that Yan Rui’s country had a large quantities of Jianghu’s people who were entering Dong Yu’s country frequently, attacking the Dong Yu’s merchants faintly, the An’s family and Murong’s family were taking the brunts. He came today, he also wanted to take a look at Murong Shu Qing who according to rumors, was not simple, he did not imagine that he would find more interesting things than he thought.
“There is no eternal friends, there is no eternal enemies either, there is only eternal benefits! This theory is spoken properly, is Miss Murong interested to cooperate with me?”
Cooperate? Letting the bamboo leaves that were on her hand, floating down, Murong Shu Qing smilingly said: “if An Gongzi wishes to cooperate, there is no need to come and see me.”
An Qin Xuan raised his eyebrows: “How can you be so sure? Is it not enough that I have showed my sincerity?”
Walking to the front of the table, and picking up the already cold tea, she pursed her lips lightly, after the long dan tea cooled off, it was slightly tart, and after the jasmine cooled down, it was purely sweet. When it was intertwined in her mouth, it could not be said that it was sweet, it was bitter, tart and pure! But there was also one special flavor, so she also poured a cup of tea for An Qin Xuan, then she faintly said: “There is no benefits for us to cooperate, then what are we cooperating for?”
Putting the cold tea that was on his hand, and hearing Murong Shu Qing’s words, An Qin Xuan was startled, then he suddenly laughed heartily: “Haha, interesting, interesting.”
“Perhaps, you can turn into my enemy, do not make me disappointed!” Using his hand to drink a mouthful of tea, the same as when he came, he disappeared among the ripples of those sea of green bamboos.
Stroking the edge of the cup lightly, for a very long time, Murong Shu Qing finally said softly: “I will also look forward to it.”
“Yan Yu, Cang Su.”
The speaking’s voice just barely left, two shadows arrived in front of Murong Shu Qing, the two people were standing in the secret place, they looked indifferent, but their bodies showed some harshnesses and angers that one could not be mistaken.
“Transfer back the ten secret soldiers who are looking for some news in the various regions now, to reinforce and take precautions, today’s happening can not occur again.” Since she had not fully clarified why those people came here from Yan Rui’s country, so she could only reinforce and take precautions first.