(T/N’s reminder: Please read the tags on novel updates and do not proceed if you are uncomfortable.)
The day of departure had a clear and sunny morning.
Qin Kaiyi filled his storage ring with all kinds of daily necessities, and Yan Gu still obediently stuck to his face as usual. However, after Shen Feixiao appeared, he never spoke again.
It seemed that others were anxious about Qin Kaiyi’s physical condition. They did not directly use hand seals to leave. Instead, like people in the secular world, they used carriages as means of transportation.
Qin Kaiyi knew exactly what his condition was, and he didn’t try to be brave. He and Shen Feixiao sat in the same carriage. They almost didn’t speak to each other at all, except for the perfunctory greetings when Shen Feixiao first entered the carriage.
He couldn’t talk with Yan Gu, and Shen Feixiao was not some great conversation partner. Feeling all kinds of bored, Qin Kaiyi had to take out a book called “Foreign Body Records” and slowly read it. It was not comfortable to ride a carriage for a long time. Not only was it stifling, he also had to contend with the bumps on the road. Before long Qin Kaiyi felt uncomfortable to the point of panicking. After studying for a long time, he found that his symptoms were like motion sickness…
He never felt dizzy when he was in cars before. Qin Kaiyi’s face went bitter. He felt that his stomach was tumbling, and that he could spit out everything in his gut if he just opened his mouth.
“Shixiong, are you uncomfortable?” Shen Feixiao, who had been sitting beside Qin Kaiyi, said suddenly.
“En.” He reluctantly answered. Qin Kaiyi wasn’t particularly interested in conveying his current state to Shen Feixiao. He knew his position in Shen Feixiao’s heart at this time, and he knew that there was no possibility of reconciliation between them.
“Are you feeling uncomfortable?” Shen Feixiao whispered softly. The young man’s voice also had some hoarseness from his adolescent voice changing. His face could still be counted as childish, and held an expression Qin Kaiyi didn’t understand.
“…” Qin Kaiyi closed his eyes, then nodded slightly.
“Stop the carriage!” Contrary to Qin Kaiyi’s expectations, Shen Feixiao walked out directly to the coachman of their carriage: “Shixiong is not comfortable, stop first.”
What did Shen Feixiao mean by this? Qin Kaiyi would never believe that Shen Feixiao stopping the carriage was for his sake. He harbored suspicions about what Shen Feixiao wanted to do.
“The rest of you go first. Shixiong and I will stay behind,” Shen Feixiao said to the other Lingshan Sect disciples who came up around him. “When shixiong is better, we will catch up quickly.”
Qin Kaiyi’s whole person was dizzy. He leaned against the wall of the carriage and wanted to vomit but was afraid of soiling the floor.
Fortunately, Shen Feixiao quickly helped his incapacitated self out. The moment he stepped on the ground outside, Qin Kaiyi immediately spit out all the things in his stomach.
“Shixiong, here.” Shen Feixiao stood beside Qin Kaiyi, watching Qin Kaiyi’s pallid face as he vomited. He stared at Qin Kaiyi for a while, seeming to be observing something. After seeing Qin Kaiyi looking up, he handed him a handkerchief.
“… Thank you.” The uncomfortable feeling finally relieved after vomiting, Qin Kaiyi took the handkerchief and wiped the filth off his mouth: “I’m fine, let’s keep going.”
“Shixiong.” In response to Qin Kaiyi’s words, Shen Feixiao said softly: “After you fell into the water in the secret realm, where did you go after?”
“…” Qin Kaiyi gave Shen Feixiao a puzzled look, not quite understanding why he asked this question.
“How did you get the injury on your neck?” Shen Feixiao’s next sentence made Qin Kaiyi’s cold sweat instantly cover his back.
He immediately understood why Shen Feixiao had such a strange attitude–Shen Feixiao was actually suspecting him; he was suspecting that he had some relationship with the masked person?? He even wondered if he was the same person as the masked man!
For a time, Qin Kaiyi’s head boiled like hot water. He took a deep breath and feigned indifference: “What obligation do I have to tell you? Hmph, are you still thinking of ways to make me die again?”
After listening to Qin Kaiyi’s cutting answer, Shen Feixiao’s gaze darkened with a thread of anger, but he quickly suppressed this anger and immediately recovered his expressionless self: “Shixiong is overthinking. For this trip to obtain spirit grass, shifu had many orders. He specifically told me to pay more attention to you, shixiong. Plotting against shixiong’s life is something I at least would not do now. “
Qin Kaiyi instantly understood the subtext from Shen Feixiao–not doing so now does not mean that I will not do so in the future.
“Is that so.” Qin Kaiyi didn’t react much to Shen Feixiao’s malice. After he vomited, his whole body became relaxed. He glanced at Shen Feixiao and said directly, “Since this is the case, let’s go on the road earlier.”
“Yes.” Shen Feixiao indifferently turned around without continuing to support Qin Kaiyi, whose complexion was still ugly, and just got on the carriage.
… Shen Feixiao was really too difficult to provoke. Qin Kaiyi’s mouth was full of bitterness. He did not expect that Shen Feixiao would actually suspect him. The masked person and Qin Shi didn’t seem to have anything to do with each other. Involuntarily reaching out to touch the scar that had already scabbed, somehow, Qin Kaiyi suddenly had a bad hunch in his heart.
The weather in June was volatile. It was still fine in the morning, but became overcast in the afternoon. Because they had stayed behind, Qin Kaiyi and the other Lingshan Sect disciples were separated by quite a distance. It took him half an hour to catch up to the rest of the team.
At this time, the sky was already covered with thick clouds. Not long afterwards, those clouds turned into a downpour, which made the entire convoy fall into a bit of a miserable state.
They stood on what was originally a mountain trail. When the rain fell, the trail became unbearably muddy. Experiencing the bumps on the road, Qin Kaiyi’s complexion which had slightly improved became ugly again. Qin Kaiyi had to admit… motion sickness was really a powerful killing device.
However, this situation did not last long. The team encountered an inn after a certain distance. Qin Kaiyi did not hesitate to issue an order to rest in this inn for one night today, and wait for the rain tomorrow to lessen before continuing on the road.
Others certainly had no objections. So the driver went to secure the carriage, while the others entered the lobby of the inn and asked for some warm food and then sat at a table and ate.
Although Qin Kaiyi did not need to eat, he still wanted a bowl of porridge after messily vomiting. He wanted to save his stomach, which had basically become a rag.
“Let’s stay here tonight.” After observing the surrounding environment and recalling the plot of the novel, Qin Kaiyi didn’t find anything unusual, so he said: “Everyone have a good rest.”
“Yes.” As a beloved disciple of Qing Xuzi, Qin Kaiyi’s status in the Lingshan Sect was very high. This trip to retrieve spiritual grass didn’t seem to be dangerous, so most of the people in the team were more relaxed.
“En.” Qin Kaiyi’s complexion was still not very good. After drinking the porridge, he slowly climbed upstairs and found his room, then lay on his bed–he hated Shen Feixiao’s dead-looking face!! He really wanted to take off his shoes and lash someone hard with the sole!!!
“… I want to get a good night’s sleep.” Qin Kaiyi, who was feeling physically and mentally exhausted, looked at the roof above the bed and faced Yan Gu in his sea of knowledge: “When will my body recover?”
“There’s still some time to go.” It was unclear what Yan Gu was doing, and his voice was abnormally absent-minded: “I think this inn is not quite right…”
“What’s wrong?” Qin Kaiyi frowned. He remembered that the accident in the original book only started after an argument between Shen Feixiao and Qin Shi.
“… The atmosphere is not right.” Yan Gu touched his chin. “I think it’s very familiar.”
“Where is it not quite right?” Qin Kaiyi felt weak–he just wanted to get a good night’s sleep.
“Wu, it should be that I have thought too much.” After thinking for a long time and not coming up with a reason, Yan Gu said: “Go to sleep. Once your meridians recover, you should upgrade a lot, en… I am still here, and I will call you if something happens at night. “
Then Qin Kaiyi slept in peace, and then he was truly a stupid c*nt.
Because when he woke up again, he found that his four limbs were firmly tied to the bed posts, and his upper body had already been divested of half of his clothes. This was not what caused him the most ball ache, the most ball-aching part was—a man sitting on him who was still trying to peel off his clothes!!!
“… Dude, what are you doing.” Qin Kaiyi was expressionless, and he suddenly realized that every time he believed Yan Gu… he would pay a heavy price.
“Ah? How did you wake up?” The man seemed very surprised that Qin Kaiyi could wake up. A shy (?) blush appeared on a handsome face with peach blossom eyes: “I, I thought you would continue to sleep a bit longer. “
“Hehe.” Qin Kaiyi responded to this unexpected shyness with a smile that was not a smile: “Can you tell me… what you are doing?”
“Me?” The man seemed very embarrassed to hear Qin Kaiyi ask this sentence. He continued to blush with that handsome face and whispered, “top you ah.”
“…” Qin Kaiyi thought he must be having a hallucination, a hallucination!!!
“Are you sure you didn’t go to the wrong room?” Qin Kaiyi burst out with an urge to cry. Why did this world always send him some inexplicable “surprise”?
“No ah.” The man looked at Qin Kaiyi with a smirk: “Your room is the most fragrant, how could I go to the wrong one.”
“…” Qin Kaiyi painfully let out a groan. He now very much wanted to shout for someone to save his life.
“Don’t shout, your people have all been rendered unconscious.” The man seemed to know what Qin Kaiyi was thinking. He reached out and touched Qin Kaiyi’s cheek, as if comforting him: “Relax, I will be gentle.”
“… Why!!! I’m a man!!! The bottom part is also a man’s!!! Are you crazy????” Seeing this kind of situation, Qin Kaiyi completely lost control. What strange things had this world filled the gaps in the work with????
“Because I belong to Hehuan Sect.” The man answered the above question in just one sentence.
“…” Then Qin Kaiyi instantly understood… It was not that the world was to blame, but that he had dug a deep pit for himself with his own hands… As the saying goes, the heavens can do evil and you can live, but if you do evil you, can, not, live.
Thank you to anki, empires, TastyEggos, and an anonymous user for your kind Ko-fi support. This humble translator is touched :’