Ling Shan Jun - 5.2
Qing Shi Jiu made up for the lost sleep, but when he woke up, Ling Shan Jun was no longer next to him.
He washed his face and rinsed his mouth. As he draped his outer clothes over his shoulders and approached the antechamber, he vaguely heard voices talking. When he got a little closer, the talking stopped, and he only heard Ling Shan Jun calling him: “Wife, you’re awake?”
Qing Shi Jiu came out from behind the screen and saw two people in the receiving hall.
Ling Shan Jun sat in the main seat, while the other person sat in the right-hand seat and they were each holding a cup of hot tea.
Qing Shi Jiu’s footsteps hesitated and softly said, “I went the wrong way. I was looking for the kitchen.”
Ling Shan Jun said: “It’s at the end of the corridor on the right-hand side. I made congee and it’s warming on the kitchen stove.”
Qing Shi Jiu acknowledged lightly, then his gaze collided with the person sitting in the right-hand seat and he rushed away.
Then the voices in the receiving hall started back up again.
“This subordinate had inspected it and found that the abnormal movements frequently happened because the seals had loosen.” The person in the right-hand seat stood up, and then knelt down, “Everyone is hoping that Your Highness will return and preside over the current situations.”
Ling Shan Jun only said: “I’m well aware of the situation. You just send my verbal orders back first.”
Qing Shi Jiu cautiously carried the bowl out of the kitchen just in time to see that strange youngster stride out the antechamber’s door.
The two people’s gazes inadvertently met again. Qing Shi Jiu hastily moved his eyes away, but from the corners of his eyes, he glimpsed that person walking straight towards him.
Qing Shi Jiu waited for that youngster to appear in front of him, then he raised his head to face him and showed a good-natured smile: “…Hello.”
The youngster had a round face and round eyes. At first glance, his age was quite young and he looked very pure-hearted, but it unknowingly made Qing Shi Jiu feel that this person would not be easy to get along with.
The sword-wearing youngster took another two steps closer, Qing Shi Jiu was unaccustomed to it and withdrew slightly, but still heard him whisper: “Madam… Are you really Madam?”
It was as if a sledgehammer had smashed painfully on his head. As both of Qing Shi Jiu’s ears buzzed and a chilliness went up his spine, he almost could not hold onto the bowl of congee.
When he returned to himself, the person had already gone away.
As Qing Shi Jiu held the bowl of congee, his stomach felt like it was weighed down by a lump of lead and he lost all of his appetite.
He was found out by that person.
Has the Disguising Appearance Pill lost its effectiveness?
No, that was not right. Yesterday, he had just taken a Disguising Appearance Pill. Kong Ling said that one Disguising Appearance Pill would last for ten days.
Who was that person? Even Phoenix could not see through the Disguising Appearing Pill, but he could actually see through it.
Qing Shi Jiu placed the bowl of congee down and went back to the room just as Ling Shan Jun was changing his clothes.
“Wife, you’re finished eating?”
Qing Shi Jiu’s thoughts were in a flurry, so he had answered absentmindedly.
“What’s wrong, Wife seems to be in a bad mood.”
Qing Shi Jiu was startled and covered it up by saying: “I’m not… I’m still sleepy, so I wanted to rest for a little bit more.”
With that said, he climbed onto the bed and laid down with his mind filled with worry.
Ling Shan Jun sat down on the edge of the bed and stroked his temples: “Is there really nothing wrong?”
Qing Shi Jiu simply buried his face into the soft pillow: “…Mhm.”
“Originally, I intended to take Wife to the morning market in the human realm to roam around, but since you’re tired, then we’ll go on another day.”
Qing Shi Jiu suddenly caught Ling Shan Jun’s hand, rolled over and got up to kneel in front of him, and recklessly kissed him with abandon.
Ling Shan Jun sat upright like a mountain and caressed the back of his head to his long hair, in order to soothe him.
As Qing Shi Jiu blushed to the tips of his ears, he was done with the kiss and rested his chin on Ling Shan Jun’s shoulder. He mufflingly said: “I’m just in a bad mood.”
Ling Shan Jun’s voice was very soft: “Tell me.”
Qing Shi Jiu felt dejected: “No.”
Ling Shan Jun did not persuade him anymore and just gently said: “Then don’t tell me.”
Qing Shi Jiu turned his head to look at the hazy flesh-colored skin in front of his eyes, smelled the sweet scent of grass and wood that surrounded Ling Shan Jun’s body, and suddenly his heart ached: [This person, he is not mine.]
If he was mine, how great would that be.
If I was really Kong Ling, how great would that be.
Little by little, Qing Shi Jiu was overcome with peculiar emotions; Ling Shan Jun discovered that something was amiss and helplessly restrained his hand: “Wife?”
“…” Qing Shi Jiu blushed and gritted his teeth with a face that looked like a broken jar that got smashed and a voice that sounded like a mosquito’s buzz, “My heart likes you, I… I want to consummate our marriage with you.”
“The sky is bright outside and the human realm’s morning market is not over yet, does Wife know what this is called?”
Qing Shi Jiu was very thin-skinned, he had just used all of the tiny courage that had surged up to say those words, and in this moment, he only wanted to hide his face and run away: “For… Forget it, I did not say anything. I’m tired, I want to sleep!”