Chapter 344: Ugly
Translated by Crystal of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
You XiaoMo wasn’t a virgin anymore and so just by listening for a little bit, he knew what the people on the other side of the wall were doing. It was something they had done just a moment ago, although they seemed to be much more intense, he could hear the bed creaking.
With a face of surprise, You XiaoMo looked at Ling Xiao and said, “Could it be…You have a peeping fetish?”
Without changing his expression Ling Xiao replied, “Peeping from a wall away?”
“But then what are you doing?” You XiaoMo asked.
Ling Xiao, “Eavesdroping.”
You XiaoMo’s mouth twitched and he threw a piece of his clothing at Ling Xiao while saying, “Then what did you hear?” He couldn’t be wanting to learn from them, could he? What a scary thought!
The next day, to avoid being recognized, the two put on a disguise before leaving the room. At the same time, the neighboring door opened. Out came a neat and tidy man with a hint of grace around him. Following him closely was a glamorous woman with a peach red blush and eyes that seemed to hold spring water.
You XiaoMo froze instantly, now he understood why you couldn’t judge a book based on its cover.
The two, especially the man, definitely did not seem like the type who would be intense in bed.
Noticing his gaze, the man turned around and gave him a light smile and a nod before walking away escorting the women downstairs.
There weren’t many people eating breakfast so as You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao came down, they were coincidently seated next to the two. The two seemed like a happy couple. During the meal they were laughing and chatting, the women often broke out into a charming laugh.
Looking at this couple You XiaoMo couldn’t help but contemplate on his own. This was his image of an ideal ‘dating’ experience before Ling Xiao came along. He looked at Ling Xiao who was pouring tea for him, a blockhead that liked to tease him, so annoying!
“What are you looking at?” taking a sip of the tea Ling Xiao asked monotonously.
“Nothing.” You XiaoMo replied avoiding his gaze.
“They’re relationship isn’t what you think it is.” Suddenly Ling Xiao said.
“What do you mean?” asked You XiaoMo blankly.
“You’ll see soon enough.” Ling Xiao leaving him hanging.
You XiaoMo showed a face of suspicion as he remembered last night. Although Ling Xiao eavesdropped for a bit, the other two didn’t speak a word. All there was, was moaning and the bed creaking. At that condition he couldn’t have possibility heard some secret code could he?
About fifteen minutes later You XiaoMo realized the wonders of Ling Xiao.
The atmosphere suddenly changed. Just a moment ago the two seemed so lovey-dovey and inseparable wer now distant and polite. They stopped smiling too, with one graceful while the other cold.
You XiaoMo hurriedly tugged at Ling Xiao’s shirt, “What just happened?”
Shrugging his shoulders Ling Xiao just told him to keep watching.
About five minutes later, at the inn’s door arrived a group of men carrying weapons. These men all had one similarity and that was the handle of their weapons had a yellow tassel.
A young girl that was charming but pampered looking, after seeing the two had her face immediately lit up and ran over to them. “Hai-gege, Lan-jiejie.”
t/n: gege: brother, jiejie: sister. These can either use for sibling or close relationship.
The girl, without reserve, sat next to the man and intimately hugged his arm.
Hai Le didn’t struggle and Lan YiLan, who sat across from him, didn’t react either, as if it was a normal thing.
Hai Le looked at the young girl dotingly, “Little Yu, why did you come, didn’t shifu tell you to stay in the sect? If he realized, you’ll get a scolding again.”
The young girl stuck her tongue out cutely while looking at Hai Le admirably, “I don’t care, shifu loves me most. He wouldn’t scold me.”
You XiaoMo looked at the scene dumbfoundedly. This scenario looked like a love triangle but was also not really a love triangle. He seemed to understand a little of what Ling Xiao meant. The two were probably sharing an hidden love affair and didn’t dare let the young girl know.
During this moment, the girl called ‘Little Yu’ saw You XiaoMo, who was staring and gave a smile, “What are you looking at, ugly?”
The young girl, when saying this line, had a voice that was soft and sweet. If one ignored its contents, You XiaoMo would have found this girl to be cute and even pitied her.
However, when he heard that word ‘ugly’, he couldn’t react.
Looking at himself, he knew he wasn’t handsome but at least he was okay. Most definitely not ugly. However, the girl just straight up called him ugly, did she think her looks could cause the downfall of a kingdom? Even though she wasn’t even as pretty as her ‘Lan-jiejie’ she dared to call him ugly! That meddling woman!
You XiaoMo looked over at Ling Xiao, “Am I ugly?”
Ling Xiao said, “Very handsome.”
You XiaoMo blushed a little before giving a sigh of relief, “That’s good, looks like it isn’t my problem then.”
Ling Xiao added viciously, “Looking normal doesn’t mean the brain or eyes are normal too.”
You XiaoMo couldn’t help but let out a ‘pfft” before saying, “Understood.”
The young girl stood up with a bang, her delicate features slightly twisting, but before she could rage, Hai Le, who was beside her, grabbed her arm and said, “Little Yu, don’t make trouble, later we still have to meet up with shifu. If we are late, he wouldn’t be happy with us.”
“But, how dare he yell at me.” The young girl continued on relentlessly. Although she did not pounce over, she stared at You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao with a fiery glaze.
“If you didn’t insult them first, why would he retaliate. Little Yu, you should really control your temper.” Hai Le spoke in a resigning manner. Little Yu, due to her shifu ‘s doting, never controlled her temper and insulted people left and right. If it wasn’t for this, he and YiLan wouldn’t have to resort to being underground lovers.
The young girl looked at him in disbelief, “Hai-gege, how could you help an outsider? I’m your shimei, you should know that.”
Hai Le was speechless, shifu pampered her too much.
Lan YiLan put down her teacup and spoke with her brows slightly furrowed, “Little Yu, stop with this tantrum.”
Being scold at consecutively by two of her closest people, she gave You XiaoMo a look before walking away angrily.
Weary of what she might do, Lan Le and Lan YiLan had to bring the rest of the disciples to follow her. Looking at them, one could tell they were used to the young girl’s troubling personality.
Only once they left did the people in the inn talk freely again.
“Looks like that evil-girl is out again scourging others.”
“I really don’t understand why Elder Hei Yun loves her so much. Isn’t her talent just slightly better than others? Her personality is really awful. I’d say Lan Le and Lan YiLan are much better. If it wasn’t for the evil-girl, they would already be together.”
“Who knows what Elder Hei Yun is thinking.”
“Stop ruining the mood, I heard that from Yan City came a lot of strong practitioners. There is the Four Great Clans and Dao Xin Academy. Looks like this fight for the leyline is going be a tough one.”
Although the Great Four Clans were very strong, the people of Boundless Town were nothing to fret about either.
“I heard the one who found the leyline was the sect leader of the Flying Fish Sect?”
“The Flying Fish Sect is just a second rated force, their sect leader has already been controlled by the Boundless Town’s top three strongest practitioners.”
The contents of the chatter and whispers did give some hints to You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao.
They were originally troubled by how to approach this, now they had a direction. Although it would be difficult take an advantage with so many strong people around.
You XiaoMo couldn’t help but ask a question, “How did you know their relationship was troubled?”
Ling Xiao looked at him, “You weren’t watching? Their relationship seems good but between the eyes there was a hint of distress and strain. The two also looked towards the door multiple times, clearly waiting for someone.”
You XiaoMo rubbed his nose embarrassingly, he really wasn’t paying attention to their expressions.
At this moment, Ling Xiao abruptly got up and grabbed You XiaoMo’s arm before walking quickly to the second floor. Before he could ask why, a familiar voice could be heard and just as he turned to look, Ling Xiao grabbed his head and turned it back.
You XiaoMo, “…”
Ling Xiao pushed him inside the room before walking in himself and closing the door.
Although he didn’t see clearly, You XiaoMo knew that voice. It was BaiLi TianYi and he didn’t seem like he was alone either.
Just as You XiaoMo was about to ask, Ling Xiao took off his mask. That’s when he realized their getup had some problems.
Before, when they didn’t want to be recognized, Ling Xiao’s ugly mask got changed back to the silver one and their clothes changed too. He himself had a change of clothes, his hair was also down, their style was very different compared to before. It really wasn’t suited to greet them.
“Now what should we do?”
Ling Xiao took the ugly mask and wore it, “Tomorrow we’ll find a moment to meet them ‘coincidently’.”
You XiaoMo raised an eyebrow at that, “If we go with Dao Xin Academy, wouldn’t that restrict our actions?”
“No, we are going to muddy the waters and take the prize.”