How To Survive as a Villain - 99
Xiao YuAn was in a daze while pounding medicine, staring at nothing as he did so.
Oh friends, when the first and second female leads of a stallion novel are together and about to get married, what else is impossible in life?!
Life! It’s full of surprise and fright everywhere!
But, in this situation, will Xiao Pingyang still ascend the throne? If so, how would Yan HeQing unify the Four Kingdoms?
Xiao YuAn was absentmindedly pounding the medicine, when suddenly, a head popped out: “Xiao YuAn, I heard that you’re going to the Western Shu Kingdom, is that right?”
Xiao YuAn laughed: “Zhang Baizhu, you’re way too well-informed.”
Zhang Baizhu replied triumphantly: “That’s right, I met Third Aunt this morning and chatted with her. But, um, hello! When are you leaving? When will you come back? What are you going to do in the Western Shu Kingdom? I’ve heard that all the women in the Western Shu are beautiful, but is it true? Do you know any girl from the Western Shu Kingdom? If you do, can you act as a matchmaker for me?”
“Zhang Baizhu, you asked me way too many questions at once, which one should I answer?” Xiao YuAn put the pounded medicine into a bag made out of cloth and then placed it onto the medicine cabinet. The whole time, he was smiling at Zhang Baizhu, like he was ridiculazing at him.
Zhang Baizhu held his hand and sat on the counter beside the medicine cabinet. After sitting down, his hands and legs seemed to tremble: “Answer the last two, if you know any girl, then tell her that I’m a good man with great achievements! I wonder if she’s willing to marry someone that lives so far away from her home? Do you think it’s better to have six or eight carriers for the sedan chair? And what do you think it’s better, keeping the wedding banquet simple, or having a lively one?”
“Stop, stop, stop.” Xiao YuAn rubbed his ears: “I do know one though, and she’s extremely beautiful.”
Zhang Baizhu’s eyes brightened: “You aren’t joking, are you?”
“Of course I’m not joking!” Xiao YuAn nodded with incomparable certainty, then he gave a bad smile at Zhang Baizhu, who was full of expectation: “I’m going to the Western Shu Kingdom this time because the Western Shu woman I know is getting married.”
Zhang Baizhu: “….. Then ask that girl if she has any other sisters! And even if she doesn’t have any sister, then a distant relative is enough! If she doesn’t have any distant relatives, then a good friend! If her friend is already married, then the friend’s sister! If the friend doesn’t have a sister, then the friend’s other friend! If you can’t, then the sister of a dear friend! Xiao YuAn, I’m serious! Just bring back a girl!”
“I’m going to visit some relatives, not to abduct someone.”
“Excuses! It’s all excuses! Eh, wait a minute, if you’re going to visit your relatives, then you come from the Western Shu Kingdom? Really? I’ve heard that the mountains and rivers of the Western Shu Kingdom are dangerously steep, Is it true? I’ve also heard that the Western Shu-…”
Zhang Baizhu’s ramblings were interrupted by a roar coming from the back hall: “Xiao YuAn! The person you saved has woken up!”
They looked at each other and hurriedly walked towards the back hall.
Zhang Changsong stroked his white beard as he stood beside the bed, examining the injuries of the soldier from the Eastern Wu Kingdom. When he saw Xiao YuAn and Zhang Baizhu coming in, he pointed at Xiao YuAn: “That’s right, he’s the one that carried you here.”
The Eastern Wu soldier struggled to get out of bed and kneeled down: “My benefactor!”
“Hey, hey, hey! Don’t move, don’t move! You’re still hurt, it’ll be troublesome if the wound reopens.” Xiao YuAn quickly helped the young soldier to get back onto the bed.
“May I ask this benefactor’s personal name?!” The young soldier said.
After Xiao YuAn said his name, the young soldier’s eyes suddenly widened: “Xiao YuAn? It’s, is… is that Xiao YuAn?”
What the hell? Which one? How many Xiao YuAn are here?
Xiao YuAn was bewildered as he heard Zhang Baizhu said, while glaring at him: “You’re finished. Well, this guy knows about you. You must have some enemies from the past, or you must’ve commited a crime, and now that you’ve been recognized, will you have to run away? Where will you go? Will you run away to the Western Shu Kingdom? Ah, by the way, are the girls of the Western Shu Kingdom really that beautiful?”
Zhang Changsong couldn’t help but to cough violently, and Zhang Baizhu shut up at once. Only then could the young soldier continue talking: “You saved several people from our barracks!”
Zhang Baizhu: “Oh, wow.”
Xiao YuAn: “Oh, heh.”
Zhang Baizhu: “Xiao YuAn, are you famous?”
Xiao YuAn: “No way, I’m just a cannon fodder, I’m thinking about the male lead’s future.”
Zhang Baizhu: “Xiao-xiong’s speech is always so profound and unpredictable that I can’t understand it. I admire you! Now, let’s talk about the Western Shu Kingdom’s girls…”
Zhang Changsong: “……. The both of you, shut up!!! Can we let this Xiongdi talk!! If you go on talking like this, it’s going to become dark outside!”
The two of them shut up nicely, as they turned their amiable eyes onto the young soldier.
The young soldier suddenly became the focal point, and he was too nervous to speak: “Uh… Uh…. I….. You…. I, I, I….”
Xiao YuAn thought for a moment and asked: “What’s your name?”
The young soldier stumbled: “Bao, Bao Yinxin.”
Zhang Baizhu said happily: “Xiongdi, why do you have a girly name?1”
Bao Yinxin blushed as he replied quietly: “When I was a child, I was always sick, and my parents thought that it would be good to have a girl’s name to support my sickly condition.”
Xiao YuAn said: “I see that you have no problem moving around, you can move to my residence to recover from your injuries. My Shifu’s medical shop is small, and there’s not much space for you to live in.”
However, Bao Yinxin shook his head abruptly: “Thank you, benefactor, but the war ahead is raging, I have to hurry back to the barracks. When we win the war, I’ll definitely come back to thank you properly!”
After saying that, Bao Yinxin was about to get out of bed.
Zhang Changsong held him down, blowing his beard and staring at him: “What’s the hurry? You’re only just able to move, what can you do in this state if you go to the front line like this?”
Bao Yinxin said anxiously: “Thank you for your kindness, but my brothers are fighting for their lives. How can I stay here and live a life in vain2?!!”
Zhang Changsong wasn’t moved by his words, instead, he was so angry that he scratched his beard. Zhang Baizhu poked Xiao YuAn with his arm: “Aren’t you going to say anything?”
Xiao YuAn thought about it, stepped forward towards Zhang Changsong, and said softly: “Shifu, let him go. He won’t be persuaded.”
Zhang Changsong was completely stunned as he looked at Xiao YuAn with extremely complicated eyes, then he waved his hand: “Fine, fine, since he won’t be persuaded, then I won’t try to persuade him otherwise.”
After saying that, Zhang Changsong no longer paid attention to them. He got up and went to the main hall. Xiao YuAn grabbed two pairs of medicine, both for external application, and gave it to Bao Yinxin: “You can get out of the village and walk to the east.”
Bao Yinxin thanked him again: “Thank you, benefactor!! I’ll repay your kindness! After the great victory of the Eastern Wu Kingdom, I’ll definitely come with a large amount of money to repay your kindness!”
Xiao YuAn stuttered for a while, but in the end, he didn’t say anything. He just made a gesture to indicate to him that he could go.
Zhang Baizhu is such a funny character xDDD And XYA being famous bc he saves the soldiers for YQH’s sake (even tho he’s also saving his rivals…..)
And that poor soldier, his parents kinda bullied him there xD
- 鲍因心 bào yīn xīn; His name has the 因 yīn (because) character, and the 心 xīn (heart) character, which together means: “To be kind and loving” / “The goodwill of a caring heart”.
- 苟且偷生 gǒu qiě tōu shēng; It’s a Chinese idiom, it refers to living in spite of future disasters / Staying alive without serious ambition / Live just for the sake of remaining alive. From《荀子·荣辱》(xún zǐ·róng rǔ), “Xun Zi: Honor and Disgrace”.
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