GDC Chapter 90

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Chapter 90: Longing—Part One

Translated by K of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Wen Ning immediately shut his mouth. Amid the gurgles of the boat being rowed forward, Wei WuXian opened his eyes with a terrible headache.

Leaning completely on Lan WangJi’s body, he realized that they weren’t in Lotus Pier anymore. For a long while, he couldn’t figure out what was happening. Only when he saw the splatters of blood on Lan WangJi’s left sleeve, like a string of plum blossoms resting on snow, did he finally recall what happened before he passed out from anger. His expression twisted at once as he suddenly sat upright. Lan WangJi went to help him, but the ringing in Wei WuXian’s ears hadn’t stopped yet. A heavy scent of blood also felt stuffed in his chest. It was more than uncomfortable.

He was worried that he might cough blood onto the clean-loving Lan WangJi again. Waving his hand, he turned around to one side and tried to hold it back for a while, supporting himself on the rail of the boat. Lan WangJi knew that he wasn’t feeling well. Silent, he didn’t ask anything. He lay one hand on his back, sending him a warm thread of spiritual energy.

As the iron taste in his throat passed, Wei WuXian finally turned back around, letting Lan WangJi remove his hand. After a while of sitting quietly, he finally tried to ask, “HanGuang-Jun, how did we get out?”

Wen Ning’s expression immediately grew nervous. He stopped rowing as well. As expected, Lan WangJi kept his promise and said nothing of the secret. However, he didn’t lie and make up an explanation either. His words were simple, “We fought.”

Wei WuXian reached out with one hand and massaged his chest, as if trying to break up the pent-up feeling inside his heart. A moment later, he blurted, “I knew Jiang Cheng wouldn’t have let us go so easily. That brat… How could this be?!”

Lan WangJi frowned, his voice deep, “Do not mention him.”

Hearing how displeased his tone was, Wei WuXian paused in surprise. He immediately replied, “Okay. I won’t mention him.”

After some thought, he began again, “Um, HanGuang-Jun, don’t mind the things he said, alright?”

Lan WangJi, “Which sentence?”

Wei WuXian’s eyelids throbbed, “Every one of them. The brat’s been like this ever since he was young. He’ll say anything when he’s angry, no matter how bad it is. He gives up on all grace and discipline whatsoever. As long as it’d annoy whomever he’s against, he’d say it no matter what terrible insults he uses. After all these years, he hasn’t gotten better at all. Please don’t take it to heart.”

He spoke as he secretly paid attention to Lan WangJi’s expression. Slowly, his heart sunk.

Wei WuXian originally thought—or hoped—that Lan WangJi wouldn’t take those words to heart. But unexpectedly, Lan WangJi didn’t look too well. He didn’t even reply with a ‘mn.’

It looked like Lan WangJi was even more displeased at Jiang Cheng’s insults than he had thought. Perhaps he simply didn’t like Jiang Cheng’s character, or perhaps… he was especially intolerant of being called ‘shameless,’ ‘lacking in integrity,’ and ‘an unwelcome person.’ After all, the GusuLan Sect was known for its motto of ‘be righteous.’ HanGuang-Jun himself had never been associated with such words either.

Although in the past few days, he felt that Lan WangJi probably regarded him highly and differently from other people, he’d never dared to guess just how ‘highly’ it was or if ‘differently’ was the kind that he thought. Wei WuXian never thought of being confident as bad, and in fact prided himself on such a thought. Legends often gossipped about the YiLing Patriarch’s allegedly amorous life, but in reality, he’d never experienced such hectic feelings before. He used to think that Lan WangJi was too easy of a person to understand, but things were different now. He feared that he was the only one who thought of them that way, that it was all his own wishful thinking, that he was too confident for his own good.

Lan WangJi stayed silent. Wei WuXian wanted to bluff it out with some kind of joke, what he was best at, but was the worried that the forced laughter would result in awkwardness. After some hesitation, he asked suddenly, “Where are we going?”

The change of topic was extremely stiff, but Lan WangJi continued obediently, “Where do you want to go?”

Wei WuXian rubbed the back of his head, “We don’t know ZeWu-Jun’s situation yet. We don’t know what those people intend on doing either. How about we go to Lanling first…” All of a sudden, he remembered something, “No. Not Lanling yet. We’re going to Yunping City.”

Lan WangJi, “Yunping City?”

Wei WuXian, “Yes. Yunping City of Yunmeng. I’ve told you, haven’t I? Back on Koi Tower, I saw my manuscripts in the secret chamber of Fragrant Palace. Right beside my manuscripts was a title deed of a place in Yunping City. The LanlingJin Sect has both wealth and power. I’m thinking that if it weren’t for some hidden reason, then Jin GuangYao wouldn’t have kept the title deed in such a manner. Maybe we’ll find some things there.”

Lan WangJi nodded. At this point, Wen Ning spoke up, “Young Master, is Yunping City in this direction then?”

Wei WuXian, “What?!”

Both he and Lan WangJi sat with their backs facing the tail of the boat, which was why he hadn’t seen Wen Ning. With someone speaking up behind him so suddenly, he immediately felt his scalp tingle, rolling around before asking in shock, “Why are you here?!”

Looking up, Wen Ning answered with a blank expression, “Me? I’ve always been here.”

Wei WuXian, “Then why didn’t you say anything?”

Wen Ning, “I saw that you were talking to HanGuang-Jun, Young Master, so I didn’t…”

Wei WuXian, “Then shouldn’t you have at least made a noise??”

Holding up the oar in his hand, Wen Ning protested, “Young Master, I’ve been rowing the boat. I’ve always been making noise. Haven’t you heard?”

“…” Wei WuXian waved his hand, “I didn’t notice. Enough, enough, stop rowing. The waters are fast here at night. The boat will go without you rowing.”

He grew up in Yunmeng, flapping about in the waters here ever since he was young, so of course he was familiar. Wen Ning obeyed and put down the oar. With much reservation, he sat at the end, almost six feet away from the two of them. It was three in the morning when they arrived at Yunmeng. After so many things happened, dawn was already breaking. White glowed behind the deep blue of the sky. The mountains on the two sides of the river finally came into view.

Looking around, Wei WuXian suddenly exclaimed, “I’m hungry.”

Lan WangJi looked up. Of course, Wei WuXian wasn’t hungry at all. He had just eaten three pies at the vendor in front of Lotus Pier’s gates. Lan WangJi only ate one, however, and it was the only thing he’d eaten in the past two days. The matter was on Wei WuXian’s mind. Before them, there seemed to be almost no signs of human habitation. It was likely that they’d have to keep drifting for a long while to reach a town or a city to rest and dine.

Lan WangJi replied a moment later, “Pull over?”

Wei WuXian, “There aren’t many people on the shores here, but I know somewhere to go.”

At once, Wen Ning picked up the oar and rowed toward the direction he pointed. Soon, the ferry turned to a side branch of the river and drifted into a lotus lake.

In the lake were lotus leaves of all different heights, almost forming a blanket. The thin ferry broke through the crowded stems and coasted toward the depths of the lake. Viewed from above, following the ferry was a string of waving lotus leaves. To roam amid the green umbrellas, push a large leave aside, and find plump seed pods hidden underneath, one after another—it was like finding a small treasure. Grinning, Wei WuXian was just about to reach out and grab them when Lan WangJi suddenly called, “Wei Ying.”

Wei WuXian, “What’s wrong?”

Lan WangJi, “Is there an owner to this lake?”

Wei WuXian’s face was completely honest, “Of course not.”

Of course there was. Ever since Wei WuXian was eleven, he’d often stolen lotus seed pods and water chestnuts in the many lakes of Yunmeng. He’d originally given up the hobby for a long time, but now that they needed to obtain food so that they could keep going, he had to go back to his old ways again.

Lan WangJi’s voice seemed lukewarm, “I heard the lotus lakes around here all have owners.”

“…” Wei WuXian, “Hahahahahaha really? That’s too bad. You’ve really heard of a lot of things, haven’t you? I haven’t even heard of this. Let’s go then.”

Having been exposed, of course he wasn’t so shameless as to make Lan WangJi join him in doing such foolish things. That the renowned HanGuang-Jun would steal lotus seed pods in someone else’s lake really didn’t seem appropriate. Just as he was about to pick up the oar in embarrassment, Lan WangJi reached out and plucked off one of the seed pods.

He handed the seed pod to Wei WuXian, “There is no next time.”

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204 thoughts on “GDC Chapter 90

  1. When will they confess to each other!!! 😭😱😭 this tension of touching each other’s cheeks and wei wuxian always hoping for lan wangji to continue holding him is killing me!!!like damn,someone be a man and just go for it…it’s going to reach 100 chapters already!!!😭😵

      1. Eh, its chapter is up until 200+? I thought it only pass 100? Uhhuu… Its going to be a verry long agony, curiosity… Urghhh… I really hope that i can understand chinese now, rather than japanese😭😭😭

      2. Atsuko arai is talking about another novel here on this website LMW, here there are extras chapters 119-125?? I think that have sex in them, and GDC is probs no much more than 200 chapters, if it reaches 200, if you want go google GDC chapter list u’ll get the number of chapters

  2. Lwj the sweetness lvl has gone to diabetus stage omegerd!!!! Me likey
    Thank you exiled rebel for your hardwork and dedication to translating these works!!!!!!💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

  3. Thank you so much for the hardwork on translating GDC ExR! Especially K-san and Addis-san, lots and lots of thanks! I hope you all had good holidays! 🙂

    These last three chapters, it was such a roller coaster of events and feels! I felt curious at the same time… There were ‘why’s and ‘how’s but!!! I won’t ask for the mean time and will just let the story unfold on its own. 🙂 I’ll try to ask again after this ends, only if I could still remember the questions I want to ask. XD

    I liked how this chapter ends in a cute and funny way. I’m healed at what LWJ said at the end. lol <3

    Thanks again ExR! Have a great day!

  4. Omg i just noticed on a vid in yt a jelous moment of LZ during the tournament jijiji….
    Not gonna say anymore, 😈 it’s very sutile and hard to notice but it’s there

  5. First of all as always thank you so much for your hard work. We really do appreciate you translating this for us!

    Omg omg omg omg omg! It’s happening! The bond between these two beautiful men is becoming a reality. I love it! I love Wei Wuxian and Lan Wanji! I can’t wait until it develops more. I just wanna see more of them having sweets moments. Ahhh! Lol. I can’t believe Lan Wanji stole! But he did is so Wei Wuxian wouldn’t be hungry. Eh……! *fan girl scram* lol.
    Thank you again for your hard work.

    1. Each of them “stole” a kiss from the other already, both of them hiding it form the other. It is amusing and frustrating at the same time.

  6. This whole chapter is so sweet 💕 lwj being angry at jc bcoz wwx’s golden core, right? TT or did he jealous wwx keep talking abt and make excuse for jc?
    Its quite funny to see wwx keep thinking of he is dirtying lwj’s pureness
    Aaah the last part… Lwj so gentle and comforting.. He’ll do anything for weiying.. Feels!!!
    Thank you so much for the translation! Really really grateful for you guys💕

  7. Hola? Operadora? Me estoy muriendo lentamente con estos hombres bellos y esos sutiles toques y roces dulces, me abstengo de preguntar y dejaré que todo siga su curso ♥️♥️
    Muchas gracias por seguir traduciendo realmente lo aprecio!!

  8. Woooow… i love reading your translations especially this one but been mostly a silent reader but now I have to say kudos to the EXR team. Brilliant story and really good translation.

  9. Finally catched up with the latest translated chapter! Thank you so much K-san and Addis 💕 It feels good that JC finally knows the truth about “his” golden of core and God, LWJ is such a ideal husband!!! wish I could get a LWJ irl 😍

  10. Whew! I’ve just stated reading a week ago and have now made it here. I want to thank K and Addis for taking the time to translate these chapters and share them with us. Thank you so much!

    I know translation is not easy, especially keeping the feel of the story from one language to another. I think you’ve done a wonderful job. Every new chapter bright the evolutions and tension to the surface flawlessly. Thank you so much! It means a great deal that you share this with us.

  11. Thank you for your hard work translating this. 🙇🙇🙇.
    Question, may I know if WWX know that SiZhui is A-Yuan? If not, will he? Hope this question is not consider a spoiler. TQVM.

  12. WWX not noticing WN made me giggle. Where is your head at, young man? hahaha

    LWJ calling him out before he steals a pod too! Can’t win in this chapter, can you, WWX? You still got it though. lol

  13. When are they going to confess?!??!?! Im just staring so much at each line just to find a “I love you” line 🙂 well having them being dense is alright but both of them are too dense! 😅 this is so tempting my begging ass brain also that scene where he just found out about Wen ning made me chuckle a little 🙃

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