Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The man was touched as well as surprised, he failed to respond accordingly and simply stood there. He patted Xia Yi on his shoulder, “My son, don’t be sad. It’s enough for us if you can come back to visit your parents once every year.”
Xia Yi stayed in his position for a while, then he released the man and looked up, “Where is mom? I am going to see her.”
A servant came up from behind, “Young master, this way please.”
Following the servant walking along the complicated and twisted corridor for some time, they arrived at the front of a booth.
Xia Yi tried to suppress his racing heartbeat. Can this be mom? Really mom?
The curtain had been unveiled by a maid, Xia Yi slowly walked forward.
In the bed with carvings, sat a woman with her back turned on Xia Yi. Only by looking at the back, Xia Yi already recognized, this, was his mother in his home world.
Xia Yi approached the bed, sluggishly kneeled and placed his head on the woman’s back. With tears sliding down his face, he called out, “Mom, mother!”
The woman started to quiver, obviously crying as well, “Yi, don’t blame your mother.”
“I don’t, I don’t, it’s all my fault. I am not a good son.” Xia Yi murmured with tears on his face.
The woman turned around and held Xia Yi in her arms, “Go, if you want to. Come back to visit your parents every once in a while.”
Xia Yi shook his head hard, he wanted to shout and say he was not going anymore. I am not going anywhere anymore. I will be by your side. I don’t care about Qi Shan or cultivation, I only want to be by your side. I now know how to farm, I am going to let you eat my radishes and potatoes.
Those words were at his lips, but he could not speak. The air seemed to have been frozen, the surroundings, the mother in front of him, everything was shaking and twisting, starting to spin.
Xia Yi tried desperately to open his mouth. He wanted to yell, wanted to voice out, wanted to call his mother. The spinning became more and more intense, quicker and quicker. Then the world became strips and spots of lights again.
When the spinning stopped, Xia Yi found himself back on the mountain again. Time did not seem to have advanced, his hand was holding that big fungus just like before, intending to give it to Gu Wen Zhu.
Kirin was still running around in the bush next to him. Gu Wen Zhu was picking a fungus in pretty shape, turning around to show it to Xia Yi.
“What’s going on?” Gu Wen Zhu was shocked, he threw away the fungus in his hand and rushed forward to hold Xia Yi in his arms, “Xia Yi, what’s wrong?”
Xia Yi planted his foot at the spot with the fungus in his hand, flabbergasted, tears falling from his eyes with a mournful expression, “I… I saw my dad and mom.”
Gu Wen Zhu halted, then he held Xia Yi tighter and dearly, “Your dad and mom would not want you to get upset from thinking about them. Don’t cry now. You still have me. I will treat you well.”
Xia Yi did not explain. He kept his posture in Gu Wen Zhu’s arms quietly, Gu Wen Zhu used his hand to stroke Xia Yi’s back. Xia Yi’s mood had become better, then the two of them carried the fungi and walked home. The weather was cooler now, a breeze of wind passed by, making Xia Yi quiver.
In view of this, Gu Wen Zhu said, “Didn’t we buy some fabrics from the city last time? Let me find Lady Li, tell her to find someone who does sewing and pay that person to make us two sets of thicker clothing.”
At night, Gu Wen Zhu went out to find Lady Li. Two days later, a girl came for the job and entered their yard. The girl’s name was Huai Yu and she lived in a neighboring village. This girl was somewhat a professional tailor and pretty much everyone in the village would find her to make clothes.
Huai Yu was around seventeen years old; she had a slender figure and a pretty face. Before everything that happened, Xia Yi might have made a move on her, but now he was deeply in love and could not see anyone other than Gu Wen Zhu.
Huai Yu used the measurement tape to measure Gu Wen Zhu’s body. Xia Yi also helped at the side and recorded the numbers in a booklet.
Zhu looks handsome when he is turning around… He does not move one foot then the other, instead, he uses his right leg as the center point and turns with his left leg leading… Why can he look better than others doing the same thing?
Zhu keeps his arms in a horizontal position, ahhh, he looks so tall even when he is doing a scarecrow posture.
Xia Yi, how can your taste be so good?
Huai Yu had finished measuring Gu Wen Zhu’s body, then she measured for Xia Yi. At the end, she left with the booklet which had their measurements and the fabric. Right before she left, she looked at Gu Wen Zhu with a shy expression.
Xia Yi: ???!!! “179, did you see her eyes? With the intuition of a ger, just by those eyes, I instantly knew her thoughts.”
“Host, you are too sensitive. As a ger like you, I felt nothing.” System had been calling himself a ger starting from some days before.
Xia Yi felt that he was not blind guessing. Ever since the body measurement, Huai Yu had already visited their house six times within five days.
Gu, I have lost the measurements, please allow me to do it one more time. Yi can help me to record it.
I am making clothes for Liu Zhu’s family, so I dropped by. These are some dates from the tree of my home, Gu, you can try them. They are really sweet… Yi, please save two for Gu.
Gu, my jade hairpin broke, can you see if you can fix it for me? … Yi, that really is jade, it is not cobblestone.
Xia Yi was mad. His anger would come out whenever he saw Huai Yu’s figure in front of their yard.
Gu, Gu, Gu, how can she call that name in such a sweet voice?
Where is she looking at? Didn’t she say that there was no one at Liu Zhu’s house so she waits here? Those eyes of hers are checking out Zhu from time to time, does she think I am blind?
Also, can she not call me Yi? She can either call me Xia Yi or Xia.
Don’t call me as if we are sisters.