AST 1828 - It’s Getting Hot. Player?
After hearing Qing Shui’s words, the burly man was not surprised or shocked at all, but his face turned slightly unnatural as he sighed, “Miraculous Physician Qing’s words have helped me understand the situation, please help me out.”
Qing Shui’s intention was to inform him that someone was out to harm him, but seeing that he had gotten the message there was no need to harp on it. He smiled and nodded, “I’ll do my best!”
A normal session wouldn’t last more than an hour, but even if Qing Shui were able to cure this he would still need multiple sessions, for up to two weeks. To inflict a disease was quick, like felling mountains. To cure it, much more time was necessary, like threading silk. Qing Shui was not exactly threading silk, but he still needed at least half a month.
After he heard that they were done for the day, the burly man sat up. He was inspecting his own condition but was quickly disappointed. He quickly hid his disappointment as he knew that he had to trust the Miraculous Physician…
“So many years have passed, you may as well wait for a month or two to see, even if I can’t cure you. You can find someone else, I won’t collect any payment.” Qing Shui smiled, spotting the dejection in the burly man’s eyes.
“I have faith in you, truly.” The burly man said seriously.
“You can have faith in me after I’ve cured you. Also, my two brothers say that your strength is not bad.” Qing Shui smiled as he looked at the burly man.
“I apologize for my brashness. I was desperately searching for medical aid. I never had the intention to harm them.” The burly man frantically said.
Qing Shui shook his head, “Do you think I’m that petty? Let’s compare and compete.”
The burly man shook his head so hard as if it were a rattle-toy, “You are a physician, I’m still counting on you to cure my disease and I’m not that interested in a martial match, I just want to be a man again.”
Qing Shui wanted to compare notes with him, but seeing his unwillingness, most importantly his unwavering mindset, Qing Shui held back the idea.
“Alright then, we’ll compete when you’re better.” Qing Shui smiled.
“That would be even more inappropriate; you would be my savior. After giving me a new lease on life, there’s no way that I could injure you.” The burly man spoke with candor.
Qing Shui did not say anything else. He sent off the burly man whose name he still didn’t know. He wasn’t actually overly enthused with the idea of crossing hands against the burly man, given the massive gulf between them.
Qing Shui, Tantai Lingyan, and Qin Qing decided to stay at the Imperial Cuisine Hall, in their same old rooms. Although it had been some time since they had stayed there, when Qing Shui returned there at night it looked brand new.
Qing Shui and the two ladies lived in the same courtyard but not in the same pavilion; each of them had a pavilion of their own. They were living on the upper of two floors. Qing Shui stood by the window, gazing out towards the opposite pavilion.
The three pavilions were close by with only dozens of meters separating them. Qing Shui and Qin Qing’s pavilions faced each other, while Tantai Lingyan’s pavilion was by the side. The distance between the three pavilions was equal.
From within, it was possible to see the busy streets outside. But at only two floors high, what could be seen was very limited.
Suddenly, Qing Shui noticed that Qin Qing was also at the window, smiling at him. He returned the smile and even blew a kiss, clearly reaching Qin Qing’s ears.
“Scoundrel!” Qin Qing smiled as she glared at him.
Qing Shui was feeling exceptional as the atmosphere was truly great. The moon in the sky painted the world white and its light was many times brighter than the full moon in his previous life. Although it wasn’t extremely well-lit, the moonlight gave the night sky the same feeling as though it were being blocked by many clouds, but without the suffocating feeling.
At this moment Tantai Lingyan also stood by the window and as if she heard Qin Qing’s words, she turned to leave the windowsill, but Qing Shui smiled, "Little Yanyan, where are you running to? let’s enjoy the moonlight together.”
Tantai Lingyan stared angrily at Qing Shui but opted not to leave. She did not bicker with him as she knew that this man was a rogue; if she tried to stop him from calling her Little Yanyan, she had no idea what he would call her next.
Qin Qing also laughed gracefully and so the three began chatting about inconsequential matters. Qing Shui, Tantai Lingyan, and Qin Qing were not the talkative type and so the conversation was very peaceful and quiet.
“Let’s go out and explore, the streets are packed.” Qing Shui suddenly suggested.
It wasn’t late enough for the real night market to begin yet and he couldn’t enter the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, so he was truly bored.
The two women had no objections, so Qing Shui directly leaped off the window. The two women were slightly stunned before awkwardly doing the same thing. Qing Shui’s face carried a smile which made the two women’s heart flutter.
“What are you smiling at? You look like a crook.” Qin Qing smiled, no matter what she did this woman was always elegant, noble and proud.
Her pride was ingrained in her bones, as a sort of temperament. It wasn’t arrogance, but it was a beautiful and pressing haughtiness; she displayed it naturally even when chatting with Qing Shui. This was like the nobility of his previous world.
“I feel like a player…” Qing Shui looked at the two ladies.
Tantai Lingyan and Qin Qing turned red, with Qing Shui being stunned at their beauty once again.
The players of the continent typically swindled women with words and usually went out to do unsavory things, while women typically left through their windows to meet their lovers.
“A brutish dog can never be elegant to spit out an elephant’s tooth.” Qin Qing angrily said.
She was ashamed and flustered, there hadn’t been anyone who dared to say that to her, but this man was the first man to ever worm his way into her heart and she didn’t truly feel angered.
Tantai Lingyan glared at him. In her heart, there was a flurry of complex emotions as she recalled their first meeting. It was an unforgettable experience that was like a curse plaguing her. Even dreaming about it shocked her, and caused her heart to skip a beat.
Qing Shui was naturally unaware of such thoughts as she saw Tantai Lingyan’s delicate and arousing look. A cold and gorgeous beauty like her with such an expression was capable of killing.
Qing Shui coughed dryly before steeling himself and grabbed onto the hands of the two ladies as they moved out.
He did not look at their faces; if it was only one of them he would thicken his skin and go for it, but dragging both of them together was still an endeavor, so he did not look at either of them. Only taking their ambivalence as consent…
The two women were truly shocked, but with his tight grip, their brief struggle was rendered pointless so the two gave up.Previous Chapter Next Chapter