Wife, You Can't Run After Eating - Chapter 15
“Master, why did you summon Weiyang?”
At those words, a blue-clothed man holding a spirit snake sword landed spryly on the ground.
This young man named Weiyang was not only handsome in appearance, but was also in possession of a melodious voice reminiscent of flowing water or falling jade beads, making all who heard it want to hang on to his every word 1 .
“Hey, old man, is this the stupid apprentice you mentioned who to be really bad at cooking?” Feng Zhiyao threw away the pink Begonia flower 2 in her hand and strode towards the man in blue with choreographed steps. Her eyes twinkled as she looked the man over.
The blue-clothed man had honest features, sharp black eyes, thin and light lips, and eyebrows slanted like flying swords. Atop his head, straight, black hair bound by a mahogany hairpin flowed down onto back. His body was tall and slender, with a figure that was sharp, but not quite rugged like an eagle viewed at night. He looked cold and remote, but full of vigor, radiating an air that made him seem like he looked down on both heaven and Earth.
All in all, a heroic-looking man! She liked it!
His weapon in particular, the spirit snake sword in the man’s hand, warned people to not underestimate him. The sword was thin and long, allowing it to be hidden inside of bamboo poles. Once the sword was unsheathed, cold light would flash and it would tremble like a snake, hence the name.
“Girl, you’ve stared at the sword for a long time. Aren’t you afraid?” The beggarly old man was a little surprised. His apprentice’s spirit snake sword was the first poison sword! This girl was not scared even though she gazed at it for so long?
This sword will quiver whenever it meets the breeze, so the opponent will never be able to tell where the tip is pointing, let alone discern where it will thrust. Even the color of the sword-light seems to change: at times taking a reddish hue while at others turning azure. It was the weapon of an expert. Its spirit was like a green bamboo, its poison like red silk: capable of taking a life in seven strokes, while reaping many more along the way. It could even be said that it was Nanzhao’s 3 best poison sword!
“This sword… Eh… it’s just okay! Hey, handsome, give me the silvers! The pot of pheasant and ribs soup from before, plus the super freshly roasted duck that was just made, plus the labor costs totals to about two forty nine, ninety nine. I’ll round it to a whole number, so you can just pay two fifty silvers!” While trying to hold back her thoughts of wanting to eat a beautiful guy, Feng Zhiyao quickly took a delicate abacus 4 from Ziyun that she carried with her. She made a fuss with it before offering them a price that left them dumbfounded!
“What? Girl, how is it that expensive?” The beggar old man was the first to come back to his senses. He immediately let out a huff 5 and stared at Feng Zhiyao who announced the bill.
“Expensive? You sure have the guts to say that it’s expensive after you disrespectfully came to my house to steal food to eat!? Consider it generosity that this Miss hasn’t handed you over to the officials yet! Hey you, old man’s apprentice, hurry up and give me the silvers!” Feng Zhiyao stretched out her white and soft palm, asking the blue-clothed man for the money.
“I only have a hundred Liang, nothing more!” Weiyang looked at his master’s half-paralyzed face and gritted his teeth. He took out his single hundred Liang silver note and threw it on the ground with an arrogant and disdainful look in his eyes. What Miss Lady Prime Minister? To cheat and deceive like so: it was clear she’s just a scammer. Originally, the food and labor only would cost thirty Liang, and yet she charges two fifty, and such an ugly number at that 6 .
When Weiyang thought about the two hundred and fifty Liang, his beautiful lips twitched several times again.
What? It was fine that they didn’t have enough silver! Even him throwing the note on the ground for her pick up can be overlooked! The most infuriating part was that he looked down upon her!
It’s maddening, really!
“Hey, old man, you still owe this Miss one fifty Liang. Seeing that your master-apprentice duo looks somewhat presentable, I’ll round off the fifty two for you. Now, you just owe me a hundred silver. If you can’t pay up, the gluttonous old man has to be my old gatekeeper for free. Otherwise, I will send someone to report you to the government officials!” Feng Zhiyao calmed down secretly and then turned her eyes towards them, threatening them with every word.
“That’s impossible! Master, let’s go!” Weiyang was disgusted since this was the first time he saw such an unreasonable and unforgiving woman. With those words, he wanted to leave with his Master.
“Weiyang, do you really only have one hundred silver Liang on you?” It was strange because Weiyang has a distinguished background, so how can he have only one silver note with him? But Weiyang nodded his head affirmatively and almost fainted due to anger.
“Hey, stupid boomer, you’re not allowed to leave!” When Ziyun saw the good-looking man looking down on her lady, she immediately became angry.
“Girl, It’ll hurt my reputation too much to be an old gatekeeper, why don’t you suggest another alternative?” The beggarly old man glared discontently at Weiyang. As he ate the roast duck, he cursed Weiyang secretly. Why is this damn boy so stingy? It was obvious that his family had mounds of gold and silver, but he only brought a single hundred silver note with him.
“Another idea?” Feng Zhiyao lackadasically glanced at Weiyang .
Weiyang was creeped out by the look from Feng Zhiyao, as he had a bad feeling about it.
“Yes! As long as it’s not unreasonable, I promise to do it!” The beggarly old man said, thinking that with his status, it was impossible to be the gatekeeper for some young whippersnapper!
“Okay, then I want your apprentice to be my personal bodyguard for three days. After the three days are over, then he can leave my Begonia Garden.” Ah, three days is enough time for her to eat, dry, and wipe him clean. What a man, oh, what a damn good-looking man he is. How could she miss this chance?
Facing Feng Zhiyao’s easy request, the beggar old man shrugged his shoulders. It didn’t really matter to him. He knew the martial ability of his young apprentice was up to par and instinctively nodded his head.
However, Weiyang had other thoughts as he quickly refuted his Master’s statement. “Master, I don’t agree to this!” His somber face showed a resolution that would give the same answer ten thousand times over.
“No objections!” Feng Zhiyao and the beggarly old man synchronously gave him a cold look.
“Old man, was my roast duck delicious?” Feng Zhiyao’s smile was like a spring breeze, having thoughts about passionately hugging a beautiful man for three days and three nights: what a wonderful thing!
“Delicious! Is there any more?” The beggar old man wiped the oil on the corners of his lips with his sleeves, licked his lips, and salivated all over his face.
“Yes, there is another one in the small kitchen, but there is only one left and it’s very expensive!” Feng Zhiyao signaled Ziyun with her eyes and motioned for her to go to the other kitchen to bring the roasted duck to the old man.
Even though Ziyun didn’t know what the Eldest Miss meant with her motions, she obediently went to get the roasted duck.
“How about this, I’ll give you my apprentice for a month. During this time, you just have to give me delicious food!” The beggar old man saw the peachy color in Feng Zhiyao’s eyes and he thought, ‘did the time for his little apprentice to experience the peach blossom 7 come?’ He thought it was better to take advantage of the situation to help his stupid apprentice, so he said this with a smile.
“Ah, for real?” Feng Zhiyao couldn’t believe her luck was that good.
“Of course! You don’t have to ask my apprentice about it, he won’t dare disobey me!” The old man reassured Feng Zhiyao that his stupid apprentice agreed even if he disagreed.
Weiyang’s delicate white face looked horrified and overcast, and he clenched his fist, making a cracking sound.
“By the way, old man, what’s your name and your stupid apprentice’s name?” Feng Zhiyao just now remembered to ask them for their family name.
“My name is Ye Canghai and my stupid apprentice is Ye Weiyang!” The beggar old man took the roast duck from Ziyun’s hands and pulled off a leg, eating it with glee as he patiently answered Feng Zhiyao’s query.
“Eh, girl, you don’t know about my name in the Jianghu 8 community?” Ye Canghai was stunned and even stopped eating the roast duck.
“I have no idea!” Feng Zhiyao answered him directly.
“My Master is the famous boss of Ye Luosha 9 whose name is known throughout Jianghu!” Ye Weiyang originally thought that she would be scared into crying after hearing such a frightening name, but he failed. Feng Zhiyao was actually rather happy.
So, this old man is the boss of an ancient assassin organization. Ah, as it turns out, he’s in the same profession as her!
“Oh, I see!” Feng Zhiyao smiled gently and didn’t seem fazed at all. On the other hand, Ziyun yatou was scared senseless and hid behind her mistress.
Ziyun thought, ‘heavens, did she actually ask the leader of Ye Luosha for silver. Was she crazy?’ Fortunately, she was lucky enough to save her own insignificant life.
“Huh? You’re not afraid of my Master?” Ye Weiyang looked at the woman in front of him. Her beautiful eyes were charming and alluring, but seemed evil all at the same time. A layer of undulating mist covered her eyes. Her mouth was gently curved and her lips slightly parted. This was a woman who radiated charm from her bones. She seemed to be seducing men at all times and affecting their senses
Suddenly, Weiyang’s hand on the spirit snake sword started to slightly tremble. He didn’t dare to look at such a charming woman.
“Do you want to hear the answer?” Feng Zhiyao beckoned him with her hand and smiled.
Ye Weiyang subconsciously nodded his head.
When Feng Zhiyao breathed out a few words in his ear, Weiyang turned red and almost cursed at her aloud. If it wasn’t for his Master being here, he would’ve bisected her with his spirit snake sword!
Thank you yunmowuyan for the diamond that was given to Xiaotao O（∩_∩）O~
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1.I just interpreted “字字珠玑” as words supported by evidence but don’t really know how to word it, so I went with my editor’s words of wanting to hang on to his every word!
2. This is what a pink Begonia flower looks like:
3. Nanzhao was a kingdom in southern China that flourished during the 8th and 9th centuries.
4. An abacus looks like this:
5. I rephrased this “乞丐老头子第一个回神，马上吹胡” to let out a huff instead of blowing on his beard.
6. Calling something/someone two fifty is an insult similar to being called crazy.
7. Peach blossom refers to bedroom eyes. I used this in the context to s*x or losing one’s virginity.
8. Jianghu usually refers to a community of martial artists.
9. 夜罗刹掌 is Ye Luosha which is a famous assassin group in this story.
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