Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Ah–” Xia Yi trembled because of the scream of 179 inside his head.
Gu Wen Zhu tightened his arms immediately, asking, “Are you feeling cold?”
Xia Yi hurried and shook his head, “I am not cold.”
“Host. Didn’t you have acrophobia? Why am I in the sky when I get back?” 179 spoke in an excited manner, “And the rod is this thin! I didn’t have enough mental preparation for this.”
Xia Yi snorted, “I don’t always have acrophobia. It won’t show its symptoms when Zhu is around. Didn’t you go and escort the technical system? How are you back in such a short period of time?”
“Yes. When he was not in human form anymore, he came back in an instant.” 179 sounded happy again.
This technical system did not sound too bright. He went mining if he was not doing MLM. Xia Yi reminded 179, “Don’t let him back out after this. Or else you might lose him again.”
Although Xia Yi said that he was not feeling cold, Gu Wen Zhu insisted on going back after touching his cold forehead. Kirin saw the spear descending, so it hurried to fly in front of it to lead the way, leading Gu Wen Zhu back to Wang Zhu Yard.
Upon entering the yard, Xia Yi brought Gu Wen Zhu to look around, “How is it? This house.”
Gu Wen Zhu nodded, “It’s nice, but the land in the corner is too fertile for planting bamboo. If we can plant some chili peppers, spring onions and add a stand for planting some loofah, then it would be nice.”
Such a good wife. Thinking exactly like your husband.
Then he looked around the house and said in a picky manner, “They did not prepare a cabinet for you to store your underwear. I will find some wood to make one for you if I am not transported back in a couple of days.” Then he picked up to check the underwear which was hanging on the back of a chair, “This uses wooden buttons. What if it hurted you during your sleep at night? I have to take this away and put some cloth ones on.”
The aroma of food wafted into his nose, making Xia Yi realise that there was a yarn cover on the table. He opened it to look and found that the servants had already sent food. The food had been placed on the table steaming hot.
“Let’s eat. Let’s eat.” Xia Yi was about to put rice into the bowl, but stopped by Gu Wen Zhu.
“These dishes are too light. They are not to your taste. I spotted the kitchen on the side just now. Let me make a couple of dishes which you like.” After saying so, he rolled up his sleeves to walk towards the kitchen.
Xia Yi was about to say something to the system, but he heard 179’s irritated voice before he could do so, “I know I know, you are happy now. Don’t say a thing.”
After dinner, Gu Wen Zhu started to look into that area of bamboo. This pile of bamboo growing in the yard was tall and elegant. With the green tiles, gray walls, red doors, and those roofs of the house, the scene was just like a picture on paper. So very beautiful. So very elegant.
Gu Wen Zhu walked to the bamboo and crouched. He used his hand to pick up some soil, twisting it with his fingers. Good soil. Good for planting chili peppers. Then he stood to knock onto those bamboo with his knuckles. Good bamboo. Can be used to make a bed in the yard. The leftovers can also be used to make a few baskets.
He crossed his arms, thinking, I will cut these all down tomorrow morning.
Xia Yi was full. Brushing his stomach with his hand, he approached Gu Wen Zhu from the back, eyes starting to look at improper places.
Since Gu Wen Zhu was standing with his arms crossed, the outline of his back was shown through the clothes, the silhouette smooth and beautiful. The muscles on his arms slightly popped, showing his strength.
Xia Yi had drawn a lot of human bodies for practicing before, but he had never encountered a body as perfect as Gu Wen Zhu’s. Then he recalled that wedding night which had not ended properly, he began to consider his next move anxiously.
Gu Wen Zhu was thinking if he needed to make a cage for Xia Yi, then he felt a warm chest pressing onto his back. At the same time, Xia Yi’s intentionally hoarse and sweet voice rang beside his ears, “Zhu. Let’s play in the room.”
“What do you want to play under broad daylight?” Alerted, 179’s voice rang, “Host. Can you mind the situation? I am still here.”
“Right. You are so silent I almost forget about you. 179. Go and have a leave, find the technical system and hang out with him.”
After hearing that, 179 did not speak anymore and vanished without a trace.
Gu Wen Zhu felt the hot breath of Xia Yi on his neck, a slight aroma wafted into his nose.
His face turned red immediately. He stared at the front straightly, looking nervous. Seeing Gu Wen Zhu this way, Xia Yi felt that it was hilarious. Gu Wen Zhu was a serious person. He must have thought that this kind of thing should be done only at night except for the heat.
He even suspected that Gu Wen Zhu was born a stern baby. He must have stared at the midwife frowning seriously when he was first born. Xia Yi’s hand was like a flexible snake, it followed the silhouette and dived right into Gu Wen Zhu’s clothes from the gap.
Gu Wen Zhu swallowed. His Adam’s apple rolled up and down. He looked around him with a struggling expression, words slipped out from his mouth weakly, “Yi. It’s still early. Let’s wait for the night to come.”
Xia Yi’s face turned cold. He retrieved his hands and looked at Gu Wen Zhu with a stone-cold face. Just when Gu Wen Zhu was panicking and prepared to sooth Xia Yi with words, Xia Yi grasped Gu Wen Zhu’s collar and dragged him into the room.
Fucking get in here!
Xia Yi immersed himself in a warm big wooden bucket of water with closed eyes, satisfied. The steam came up from the water and lingered around, making not only his face red but also his exposed skin pink.
Gu Wen Zhu was busy in the kitchen, staring at the stove to cook a pot of pigeon soup. He went out not far just now and met a servant, asking him what he needed. When that servant heard that he was looking for a chicken or a pigeon for cooking, that servant left, and the newly killed small pigeon was sent to them after a while.
Now that the soup is ready, an alluring scent came out from it. Gu Wen Zhu tasted it, then he carefully filled a bowl with it and transported it to Xia Yi on a tray.
“Don’t bathe for too long. You will catch a cold.” Pushing the door open, he saw Xia Yi still in the water and reminded him, worried.
Xia Yi just lazily made a sound to reply to him, then he suddenly moved his nose and opened his glittering eyes, “What smells so good?” Then he saw the bowl in Gu Wen Zhu’s hands. He quickly stretched out his hands, “Gimme that. Gimme that.”
“No. It’s too hot. Give it a rest to cool down. You will drink it after getting out.” Gu Wen Zhu then put the pigeon soup on the stand beside the door, and he went to the closet to find some clean clothes for Xia Yi.
Smelling that scent, Xia Yi swallowed hard, he hit the table beside the wooden bucket in a hurry, “Put it beside me. I will drink it when it’s cooler.”
There was a plate of grapes on that small table as well for him to eat during the bath.
Gu Wen Zhu could not help but listen to him, he shook his head resignedly and turned to hold that tray. When he arrived at the table, Xia Yi stood up immediately in a hurry, trying to catch that. However, he slipped just when he stood, and he fell towards the side of the bucket.
With his hands holding the tray, Gu Wen Zhu had no free hand to help, and so he could only shout to tell him to be careful. Xia Yi was about to fall, his hands grabbing in panic and swinging towards the tray.
Seeing that the tray was inclining in an instant, that hot steaming pigeon soup poured towards Xia Yi naked shoulder.
“Host!” 179 screamed in fright, his robot voice cracking, some rustling noise rang along with it.
Xia Yi’s eyes opened widely in horror at that moment. He had just put his hand on the edge of the bucket to support himself, but then the oil and the soup spilled and fell onto him, and there seemed to be no way for him to avoid it.
At this moment, that bowl of soup stopped in the air. It was as if the pause button had been pressed on to stop the scene, and the soup held its position of falling from the bowl in the air. It would not be precise to describe it as the pause button being pressed, because the steam still slowly wafted from it though the soup was not falling anymore. And a few drops of oil which were the closest to Xia Yi’s skin in the air, stopped at only a few mili-meters away from his fair skin.
With an open mouth, Xia Yi kept his stance, supporting himself with the edge of the bucket.
“Come out quick.” Gu Wen Zhu’s calm voice rang urgently.
Xia Yi recovered from the shock, responded with a sound quickly and went out of the bucket naked.
“Is that you? Did you stop the soup in the air?” Xia Yi did not have the time to care for his naked body, he dashed to Gu Wen Zhu and asked, astonished.
Gu Wen Zhu hesitated and nodded, “Perhaps.”
He was staring at the view in front of him with full focus, the soup in the air began to float in the reversed direction, from the lower point to the higher point, and went back into the bowl.
“Wait.” Xia Yi said quickly.
Gu Wen Zhu let the soup stop, and he looked at Xia Yi nervously.
Xia Yi stretched out his hand to pick up half of a pigeon in the air. He blew at the pigeon and put it into his mouth, then he said to Gu Wen Zhu casually, “It’s alright now. Fill up the bowl.”
Then the soup went back into the bowl without spilling one drop. Xia Yi glanced at that bowl of soup on the table, then he jumped to the front of Gu Wen Zhu and looked at him with sparkling eyes, “Zhu. You can control water.”
Gu Wen Zhu was confused, with anxiety. But when he saw Xia Yi happy like that, that anxiety had gone from his mind. He shook his head resignedly, hurried to take some clean clothes and put them onto him.
“Host. You are really an eyesore.” 179 could not watch anymore.
Gu Wen Zhu helped him put his clothes on, then he took a clean towel to cover his head and his face, intending to rub his head with it.
“Wait.” Xia Yi was not good at this. He had short hair in his home world and could shake his head just like a dog to make it dry. But it was different here. He had long hair and he needed to do a lot every time he washed his hair. After washing it, he even needed to rub it for a long time, then let it dry for a long time, which was really troublesome.
“Zhu. Let’s try something. Can you take away the water from my hair.” Xia Yi’s eyes were sparkling, eager to try.
Gu Wen Zhu halted slightly, “I will try.”
Just when the last word of his sentence had finished, plenty of water drops popped up on Xia Yi’s head. Those water drops were going up and confined into one, floating with small waves.
“Wow!” Xia Yi exclaimed loudly, his eyes were round and widened, then he stretched to touch his head.
Seeing him like this, Gu Wen Zhu chuckled, and had the idea of messing with him. When Xia Yi extended his finger, wanting to poke that water floating in the air out of curiosity, he found that it was transforming. Slowly four hoofs and a pair of antlers grew from it, turning into a deer eating grass. That deer was like a transparent crystal artwork. It was just like the real thing. And it blinked towards Xia Yi with its tilted head and its big eyes.
“Wow wow!” Xia Yi could only add one more wow to express his surprise and shock.
The deer lifted its legs and began to run in the air. Sunlight shone through its body. It created a small rainbow when it passed through, making it looked like a colorful shooting star. It was running, then it began to transform again. The legs and the antiers disappeared and turned into a tail. It was a fish now.
“Wow wow wow!” 179 could not keep it down anymore and shouted with Xia Yi.
That fish was just like the deer. It was transparent all over it, as if it was made of crystal. In the air, the fish swam towards the front in agile motions, it moved with its flexible fins, little bubbles popped out from its mouth from time to time. There was a rainbow behind it after sunlight reflection as well. With its tail swaying left and right, the rainbow appeared in wave form in the air.
Then, Gu Wen Zhu made a rabbit, a tiger, and a chick with it. Everyone looked lively. He even made a transparent Kirin, causing Kirin to look at it, stupefied, then it flew over, followed it and tried to grab it with its claws.
Xia Yi’s eyes were brightened, he enjoyed it fully and felt like he had entered a world he had been imagining when he was small. In those bed stories told by his mother, in those colorful dreams of his when he was small.
And, in this house.