Chapter 32 (Part 2)

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Qin Wanwan realized what was happening and immediately crawled next to that dark hole. She peeked next door at Cuilu, and saw Cuilu holding a cup of tea, staring blankly at Jian Xingzhi with a stunned expression.

The hammer smashed down, and the stone on Jian Xingzhi’s chest shattered into dust. He calmly stood up and raised his hand to steady everyone amidst the cheers as he exclaimed, “Second show, shooting darts with my eyes closed!”



With that, a man tied to a turntable was pushed up, and Jian Xingzhi blindfolded himself with a black cloth. Pulling ten darts out of his sleeve, he started throwing the darts with his eyes blindfolded.

There was a lot of cheering coming down the stage, but the cheering was unusually excited. It felt like the excitement of the crowd during the street performance, and the atmosphere of the Hua Ling selection was long gone.

One of the contestants who had just played the Guqin and danced stared at Jian Xingzhi, and after Jian Xingzhi did twenty flips in a row, he raised his hand in applause.

Cowboy ah, acting like a cowboy.

And at the same time, Qin Wanwan saw Cuilu wrinkling her brow, seemingly dissatisfied.

She turned her head and raised her hand to block the dark hole. Setting a boundary, she turned around and asked the attendant boy serving next to her in a painful whisper, “Did none of you inform him about what performance a person has to perform in the selection of Hua Ling?”

“Yes,” the boy replied with a bitter face, “but Master said, man playing the Guqin, dancing, painting and playing the flute is not attractive. So he’s going to use extraordinary means to show how a man can be beautiful.”

Once she heard this, Qin Wanwan raised her hand to cover her forehead.

Being elegant and gentlemanly is not considered attractive, then breaking a large stone with the chest and shooting darts with closed eyes while flipping and jumping like a monkey is considered attractive?

No, she had to do something. She had to let the plot go on, let this Cuilu be impressed by Jian Xingzhi and buy him with a lot of money. Then she will cause a fuss in front of Cuilu, be defeated and escape in haste, while shouting before leaving, “I will come to save you, wait for me!”

The way Cuilu looked, she definitely didn’t like a man like Jian Xingzhi. Qin Wanwan immediately turned her head and looked at the boy next to her: “Do you know what kind of man the city lord likes?”

The boy froze, and then blushed: “I heard ……”

“Say.”

“Slave heard from Fuqin Qing Zhu that, city lord likes men who are innocent and pure, especially on bed ……” the boy did not say further, and then lowered his voice more, “so in order to please city lord, Fuqin Qing Zhu spent a heavy money to buy a bone charming insect, and had the intention to give the Master, but I don’t know if it was given or not ……”

“Bone charming insect?” Qin Wanwan frowned, “What is this?”

“It’s, it’s an enchanted medicine of some sorts,” the boy lowered his head as he explained, “with the bone charming insects, the body of the holder will emit a strange fragrance. After the seed compulsion, if he(the holder) fed him(the receiver) a drop of blood, the person will be extremely sensitive to the person who fed the blood. Only drinking the blood of the person who fed the blood every month can the person who drank the blood calm down. It’s like a lifetime shackle binding the two of them. “

This thing sounds a little exciting.

But this is something that has probably worked on the city lord, making her have such strange tastes in men.

Qin Wanwan thought about it and glanced at Jian Xingzhi, who was now performing splitting ten bricks with one palm strike on the stage, and hurriedly asked the boy to find something, “Are there any picture books, that has pictures of beauties, wearing less clothes and moving flirtatiously, but not the kind of spring palace*?”

[T/N: Erotic.]

“Yes.”

There may be many things not available in the beauty house, but these kinds of things for pleasure are very much available.

“Bring it, hurry up!”

Qin Wanwan urged the boy, and the boy immediately left the room to get the picture book. After he handed her the book, Qin Wanwan closed her eyes, thinking of Jian Xingzhi’s heavenly face, she raised her hand over the face of the picture book, then began to chant the spells.

A few moments later, the face on the picture book turned into Jian Xingzhi’s appearance.

Qin Wanwan glanced at the picture book, and saw the cover of the picture book had a man resting on a small couch, almost naked. Ribbons made with red silk were flowing from his wrist, just to block the key parts. Except for that, he didn’t even have a thread on his body. His eyes looking ahead, giving an extremely provocative look.

And the face, it was none other than Jian Xingzhi’s.

Or it could be said only the imitation of Jian Xingzhi. The face in the book vaguely resembled the face performing on the stage, but with a few more points of cold and stunning beauty.

The picture book after all is a picture book, completely without the temperament of the real, but is enough to deal with these people.

Qin Wanwan looked at the picture book with satisfaction. The boy beside her saw the painting and froze. Qin Wanwan picked a few more not so good spring palace pictures, and after turning the face into Jian Xingzhi’s, she handed the picture book to the boy and commanded: “hurry up and have Huanxi send this picture book to Cuilu. Say it’s a gift from Feng Yalou House to them. It was given to them to select the Hua Ling and give them a vote. “

The boy smiled and immediately understood what Qin Wanwan had in mind, and so he nodded: “Miss don’t worry, I will go to do it.”

The whole arena has been completely turned into a vaudeville scene by Jian Xingzhi, everyone applauded and cheered loudly. Jian Xingzhi on the stage nodded with satisfaction, walked down from the stage barefoot with a wooden sword in hand. Putting on a coat, he ran happily towards Qin Wanwan’s room.

Qin Wanwan was lying in front of the dark hole peeking at Cuilu. She saw Cuilu lazily chatting with the people around: “Today’s Hua Ling selection is really not interesting ah. How can we pick these boys for the city lord?”

“Isn’t that Jian Xingzhi quite pretty?” The person who poured tea for Cuilu wondered, “Although the person is a bit reckless, he looks ……”

“So what if he’s good looking?” Cuilu sighed, “no style ah. The moment he opened his mouth, it reminded me of that eight years old brat of my family. The moment I look at him, I want to beat him. How will he serve people with that mouth ah?”

That’s right.

Qin Wanwan agreed with Cuilu in her heart.

As Cuilu was talking, Huanxi knocked on the door and delivered the picture book.

Cuilu took the picture book carelessly and was about to say something when her eyes went straight.

She froze looking at the picture book of Jian Xingzhi, nosebleed coming out of her nose.

“Lord Cuilu!”

Seeing Cuilu’s nose bleeding, the subordinates immediately got anxious. One of them had a handkerchief and took it out to wipe the blood. The other ran out of the room and brought water. The room was in chaos in an instant, looking at Cuilu’s wooden and frozen expression staring at the picture book, Qin Wanwan sighed with relief.

Things are done according to how she wanted, Cuilu would now take Jian Xingzhi to her house. Thinking this, Qin Wanwan’s shoulders finally relaxed. She turned around and saw a young man crouching behind her, she was startled and subconsciously wanted to scream. Only to have her mouth blocked by the other party and have her voice turned mute.

When Qin Wanwan’s eyes landed on the face of the youth, she slowly calmed down. Jian Xingzhi saw her recognising who he was and finally put down his hand. Looking towards the dark hole, he raised his chin and asked, “How is the situation?”

“As fine as it can be.”

Qin Wanwan looked at him, wearing a single shirt and draped in a blue jacket. His face was covered with fine beads of sweat, she frowned, feeling disgusted at the sight and asked, “How come you look like a fish out of the water?”

Saying that, she flung her handkerchief to him: “Wipe it yourself.”

Jian Xingzhi was also not polite, he took her handkerchief and began to wipe the sweat on his face. He stood up, as he asked with a proud expression on his face, “How was my performance?”

“Very well.”

Qin Wanwan got up by herself, things have been resolved, anyway. So she did not bother to poke at Jian Xingzhi’s self-confidence. Jian Xingzhi was even proud hearing her compliment and boasted while wiping the sweats on his neck with Qin Wanwan’s handkerchief, “They all say something about playing the Guqin and painting. But I say, showing how strong a man is the most charming!”

“Oh.”

Qin Wanwan sat at the table and poured tea for herself. Jian Xingzhi finished wiping the sweat and returned the handkerchief to her: “Take it.”

“Don’t want it.” Qin Wanwan turned her head, her movements caused the wind to blow slightly and she suddenly smelt a strange fragrance coming from the handkerchief.

This fragrance was similar to the smell of orchid, but there seemed to be a few indescribable titillating meanings in the fragrance.

Qin Wanwan froze, stood up and moved over towards Jian Xingzhi.

Jian Xingzhi subconsciously backed up and blocked Qin Wanwan who was sniffing around: “What are you sniffing?”

“Why do you smell so good?”

Qin Wanwan wondered, “You didn’t smell this good before.”

Hearing this, Jian Xingzhi froze, he seemed to be remembering something, and his face turned blue and white: “Why do you care about this? Hurry up and get ready, soon Cuilu will be looking for me. As soon as she makes a bid, you will go out and take me away!”

“Oh.”

Qin Wanwan nodded absentmindedly, Jian Xingzhi put the handkerchief into his sleeve as he said: “Let’s go and hear them to announce the ranking.”

With that, Jian Xingzhi walked out. Qin Wanwan who was still thinking something suddenly opened her eyes wide: “He wouldn’t have been inserted with the bone charming insect, would he?”

That wasn’t something that Jian Xingzhi would have of his own accord.

But the look of Jian Xingzhi when she asked seemed irritated. He was said to be sent to Cuilu, but Qing Zhu died so suddenly, and Jian Xingzhi now carries such a strange fragrance……

Qin Wanwan’s mind was scrambled with thoughts, and for a moment she felt a little guilty.

“I should not have left him behind yesterday ah ……”

Qin Wanwan pondered, “Although he is selfish and domineering, he is…… is actually okay? And he also thought about buying me clothes, is it not considered being good?”

“But he hit you, ah, if it weren’t for him, you wouldn’t be here.” 38 reminded Qin Wanwan, “Master, you are so nice and kind.”

When Qin Wanwan heard what 38 said, her movement paused. A moment later, she sighed: “Forget it, I don’t want to bother him much.”

Not long after Jian Xingzhi left the room, the competition entered the final scoring session. Feng Yalou House gave everyone a wooden box, each contestant had their own wooden card. As long as the contestant’s wooden card is inserted into the wooden box, it is considered voting for that contestant. Voting and bidding will be held at the same time, whoever has the most vote is the winner, and whoever bids the highest price to the contestant can take the winner with him/her tonight.

Qin Wanwan did not hesitate to choose Jian Xingzhi’s wooden card, and then offered a guaranteed price of one spirit stone.

After that, she went down to the side of the dark hole and watched Cuilu voting and bidding.

The picture book had a big impact on Cuilu, but Jian Xingzhi also gave a big impact on her. So Cuilu took the wooden card of Jian Xingzhi and another contestant whose performance she liked, and hesitated for a moment.

She had already offered 1000 top-grade spirit stones, and now it depended on who would be the winner. She changed the wooden cards in her hand, placing Jian Xingzhi’s card on the wooden box one moment, and the other man’s wooden card the next.



Every time Cuilu hesitated, it made Qin Wanwan nervous. She watched Cuilu changing the cards around, watched the time passing little by little, and the light of the wooden box getting weaker and weaker.

This voting wooden box had a time limit, if you do not vote within a quarter of an hour, it will lose its effectiveness.

When Cuilu saw that the time was almost up, she gritted her teeth and finally made her decision: “It’s just that the picture book is not as important as the real person, it’s better to be Feng Qin.”

Saying that, Cuilu then was about to put the other man’s wooden card into the wooden box.

Qin Wanwan saw the situation, and immediately thought of a trick and recited a spell before flinging it towards the wooden box. Vines suddenly rose from the wooden box and tugged Jian Xingzhi’s wooden card inside.

At that moment, a white snake broke through the wall and came towards Qin Wanwan. Qin Wanwan was so shocked that she retreated and raised her sword against the white snake, which grew so big that it sent Qin Wanwan flying!

Jian Xingzhi only heard a loud sound from high above, he looked up and saw Qin Wanwan falling. Jian Xingzhi instantly appeared beside Qin Wanwan, raised his hand to hold her, then threw her to a high place away from the snake. At the same time, he pressed his other hand on the white snake’s jaw, condensed his sword and slashed it with one strike!

Qin Wanwan was thrown to a high place by Jian Xingzhi and was dizzy for a moment. Before she could react, she heard a loud call: “Miss Qin!”

The moment the voice fell, someone grabbed her waist and swept her into his arms.

Qin Wanwan looked up and saw the handsome face of a young man, who was wearing a purple robe and jade crown. His handsome face had a worried expression. Qin Wanwan murmured the name of the youth: “Xie-daojun ……”

The surrounding was decorated with flowers, a box of flower petals were kept for the winner, it would be poured on the winner when the name would be announced. With a “bang!” sound, the box of the petals were thrown over from a high fall and poured over them, the crowd below shouted. Qin Wanwan froze looking at the handsome face of the youth amidst the falling petals, feeling as if the surrounding sound was buzzing with an ambiguous sound, and her heart also began to beat faster, as her face began to get hot.

The two just landed, Xie Lutang’s hand was still holding her waist. He smiled as he said, “Qin-guniang girl, long time no see.”

“Well …… thank ……” Qin Wanwan lowered her head, her face red. Before she could finish her words, she heard a “clang!” sound behind Xie Lutang. The ground began to shake violently, Xie Lutang subconsciously held the staggering Qin Wanwan closer, then frowned and turned back. His face wasn’t fully turned and he didn’t even see who it was when a kick fell on his face, accompanied by Jian Xingzhi’s angry shout: “dare to molest Laozi’s disciple, go to hell!





The author has something to say:

[Small theater]

Jian Xingzhi: “Dare to touch my wife, go to hell!

Qin Wanwan: “Husband, kneel down and apologies!”

Jian Xingzhi kneels in seconds: “I apologise Xie-daojun, I usually don’t hit people unless I can’t help it.”

Xie Lutang: “……if you can’t help it, then you can use a little strength to hit.”

 

 

 

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