Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
A while later, the sound of the wind blowing on the cliff had stopped howling beside his ears. In replacement, only calm breathing and slight snoring could be heard.
Nice, Gu Wen Zhu, you are back with me.
Your acting skills are profound, you still know to pretend to be sleeping and snore, you are really careful about it to not expose your true self.
If we are in my home world, you can be the best male actor.
Xia Yi opened his eyes and looked at the man beside him with a serious expression. From the window, a thin layer of moonlight fell on top of one side of Gu Wen Zhu’s face. Gu Wen Zhu’s nose was straight, creating an area of shadow on his own face. His clearly separated eyelashes were gently lying beneath his eyelids with his eyes closed.
At this instant, Xia Yi suddenly recalled a lot of things in his mind.
When he first arrived in this world, he was careful and tried to get used to all the things around him. At that time, Gu Wen Zhu had been cold to him but was actually taking care of him discreetly. He carried him to climb the mountain to catch fish. He wiped away his tears with his gentle hand. His shoulder was wide and firm. His eyes were focused and pure…
So all these were his acting?
He looked as if he was having a dream with a calm expression, he had one hand on Xia Yi’s waist and his head was leaning on Xia Yi’s neck. Since his hair ribbon had been loosened, a few strands of hair slid down Xia Yi’s neck and intertwined with Xia Yi’s hair.
His tall body slightly curled, as if he wanted to be with Xia Yi in his dreams.
Xia Yi closed his eyes shortly, remembering him mentioning Wang Lan and Ze Yuan, making his heart painful and breathing rapidly.
Liar. This is a lie. This is a big lie.
He grinded his teeth and kicked heavily towards the person on his side, shouting fiercely, “Gu Wen Zhu! Stop pretending! Get up!”
The slight snoring had stopped. Gu Wen Zhu’s eyes opened. He was stupefied. He looked at himself to find that he was already at the edge of the bed and nearly fell.
Still drowsy, he massaged his leg which was in pain due to the kick. He looked at Xia Yi in confusion, “Yi. What’s happening?” His voice was still sleepy and husky.
Seeing Xia Yi staring at him without a word, he stretched to pull him into his arms, “Did you have a bad dream? Afraid not. We will hug and sleep.”
“Cut it out.” Veins were popping out from Xia Yi’s forehead. He slapped off his approaching hand, lowered his voice and said angrily, “Spill. Who is Ze Yuan? Who is Wang Lan?”
Gu Wen Zhu sat up with a stupefied face, “Who?”
“Stop doing this. You are still trying to fool me.” A bitter feeling rose inside him, jealousy ran red-hot through him, Xua Yu thus pounced onto Gu Wen Zhu to push his head back onto the pillow and grabbed the collar of his inner clothing.
“Host, what’s going on?” 179’s nervous voice rang, “I was almost transmigrating with you. But at the end something went wrong with a small program and I got blocked at this side. But I should be able to go with you next time.”
“Gu Wen Zhu, he, he is Ciang Yi. He had been lying to me.” Upon hearing System’s voice, Xia Yi felt as if he saw his BFF and almost cried, “He has a lover in the past at the other side named Ze Yuan, or someone called Wang Lan. That Ze Yuan has some conflicts with him, it could be because he is such a womanizer, he had a lot of lovers outside, and so he left him.”
In a short period of time, Xia Yi had already figured out a whole storyline with realistic and specific details.
“I only know that just now, I am his mistress. No, I might be his third mistress or fourth mistress.”
Xia Yi was feeling sad.
179 was stunned, he said again after a moment of silence, “This sounds far more cliche than the soap operas. Host, are you sure that Gu Wen Zhu is Ciang Yi?”
“I am sure of it. Not only do they look alike, they have the same birthmark behind their ears. Aren’t the cultivators able to change their appearances?”
“Em…” 179 could not say a word.
Gu Wen Zhu was now fully awake. Looking at Xia Yi’s hand grabbing his collar, he looked up at him with a confused expression, “Yi. What’s going on? Let go of me first and let me sit up.”
Xia Yi stared at Gu Wen Zhu fiercely for a while, then he let go.
Gu Wen Zhu got out of the bed and lit the oil lamp, then he went to the cabinet to fetch Xia Yi an outer. He tried to put it on Xia Yi but Xia Yi pulled it off and threw it away.
Gu Wen Zhu sighed. He picked up the outer to put it on Xia Yi again, “It’s cold in the night. Be careful and don’t get sick. No matter what happens, do not make your health pay for it.”
Xia Yi stopped pulling off the clothes and he turned his head stubbornly, not looking at Gu Wen Zhu.
“Alright, tell me what really happened.” Gu Wen Zhu pulled a chair and sat before the bed, focusing on Xia Yi, his eyes dark and deep.
“Do you still need me to go through it with you? Don’t you know it better than me? Now you still want to deceive me.” The moment Xia Yi began to talk, tears welled up, making his eyes felt hot and his nose felt soar. He immediately stopped talking and looked outside of the window with reddened eyes.
It was pitch black outside. A piece of red paper cut in the shape of a Chinese word to celebrate their wedding had been stuck on the window and glittered slightly under the light. The night before, Gu Wen Zhu was with him. Two of them cut paper for around two hours. After practising and producing plenty of rubbish, they finally had some more presentable outcome.
Xia Yi felt pain in his chest again, then he turned to look at his right.
There was a small cabinet on the right side of the room. It was made by Gu Wen Zhu, just like the bed he was in. He said that this cabinet was for Xia Yi to store his underwear, like a small closet. Although the design of the cabinet looked simple, every corner of the cabinet had been polished with great care. The glossed surface of the cabinet was reflecting a layer of soft and clean light.
Xia Yi felt bad again.
Is this the situation where the bridal chamber was newly ready and the couple got all the papers from the bureau of civil administration on the first day, then the couple went to wait outside the office on the next day to divorce?
A lump came into his throat. He wanted to cry badly and his vision was blurred. He could not show his weakness at this point. Xia Yi hurriedly lowered his head to look at his fingers, not looking at anything that would recall his memories with Gu Wen Zhu.
He was confused deep down.
Suddenly, he thought, did he really know Gu Wen Zhu?
And did Gu Wen Zhu really… love him?
“Yi, you have to tell me no matter what happened, or else I can’t understand.” Gu Wen Zhu saw Xia Yi’s look, realising the severity of the problem, he frowned and pulled his lips inwards.
It was dead silent in the room. Xia Yi was not talking. Only the sound of the candle on the table flickering could be heard.
Gu Wen Zhu did not force him to talk, he just waited in silence with a serious expression.
“I transmigrated to the cultivation world just now.” Xia Yi said softly, then he watched the candlelight, the ends of his lips pointing downwards.
The muscles between Gu Wen Zhu’s brows quiver slightly. Gu Wen Zhu’s tight fist had relaxed a little.
“You were there too. And you pretended to not know me.” He sounded like he had been wronged.
The muscles on the side of Gu Wen Zhu’s forehead began to contract, he used his fingers to press on the spot and started massaging.
“I knew it was you. I saw your birthmark behind your ear when you rescued me riding a sword from the cliff.” Xia Yi tightened his fist with the sounds of his knuckles cracking.
Gu Wen Zhu took a few deep breaths, telling himself to stay calm.
After a while, Xia Yi made a decision, “I will let you explain, but your explanations better be believable.”
“Yi. That dream was not real.” Gu Wen Zhu sighed. He stretched out to pat Xia Yi’s head and was rejected by him. “How about this? Let’s visit the doctor tomorrow, not because of sickness, just to let him give you some medicine to keep calm. Alright? I heard that people could get stressed before marrying.”
“That was not a dream. I am not stressed. Those are all real.” Xia Yi’s eyes widened, “You are trying to deny the cultivation world in order to cover up the fact that you are cheating on me.”
“Yi. I was sleeping. Dream or not. That person you met was not me.” Gu Wen Zhu’s look became stern, “Do you not believe me?”
His eyes were in the darkest black. When a person looked into them, they showed pureness and honesty.
He looked truthful.
Xia Yi opened his mouth but failed to speak.
“Why do you think that was me?” Gu Wen Zhu gently picked up Xia Yi’s hand to hold it, “Hm?”
“You look alike. Even the birthmarks are the same.” Xia Yi tried to swing off his hand, but the hold was tight. Gu Wen Zhu’s warm hand enveloped his hand, making him quiver deep down thus stopping struggling.
“Then bring me with you next time when you transmigrate. Okay? Then you will know it was not me.” Gu Wen Zhu said after a while of thinking with his head tilted, his voice soft and gentle.
I still need to find the doctor for some good stress relieving medicine.
“Really? Is that really not you?” Xia Yi looked at Gu Wen Zhu and said in hesitation. His eyes started to show a light of hope that he did not even realise he had.
Gu Wen Zhu felt pain in his chest.
“Really. It wasn’t me.” Gu Wen Zhu stood up and sat on the bed, with his hand patting Xia Yi’s head.
Xia Yi said nothing, meeting Gu Wen Zhu’s eyes. He began to feel that he lacked evidence under his honest stare. Finally, he looked away, saying in panic, “I will believe you for now.”
“Host. Didn’t you say that you were sure that he was Ciang Yi? Gu Wen Zhu only said a few vague words with no proof at all. You choose to forgive him just for that?” 179 questioned.
“I know him better than you. I was too angry at first, so I didn’t think it through. Come to think about it, I might have been too rushed. Zhu is not that kind of guy.” Xia Yi explained to 179.
“Understood. You are that type of person that went crying and told your BFF about your husband cheating, your BFF was on the same side with you and came up with solutions with you, then you just got fooled again by your husband after everything and blamed your BFF in return.” 179 said in anger.
Xia Yi lowered his head to scratch his fingers.
“179. I was too rushed concerning this, but something like transmigration happened to me, and I even have you in my head, so maybe that two persons having the same birthmark could be possible as well. Am I right?” Xia Yi gently soothe System, as if he was soothing himself.
“Next time when I transmigrate, I will try to confirm this. Also, did you not say that you could come with me next time?”
“Correct. There was a slight problem with a tiny little program, or else I would have been there with you.”
“Then let’s have this sort out together when we transmigrate next time. Okay?”
“Okay.” 179 answered unwillingly.